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Anxious, Stressed Out Parents Are Constantly Weighing Worst-Case Scenarios

Anxious parents weren’t born over night, but a shift can be pinpointed to 1984, when the first missing child’s picture was put on a milk carton as part of the National Child Safety Council’s Missing Children Milk Carton Campaign. At the same time, the 24-hour news cycle was coming into existence and local stories were frequently becoming national news, a rarity prior to this new news cycle. As a result parents became increasingly aware of the dangers  that could befall their children, and the “helicopter parenting style” become more of the norm than the exception. 

Alisyn’s guest today is author Lenore Skenazy, who coined the term “free-range kids” after making headlines for letting her 9 year old ride the subway alone. Through her organization, Let Grow, Lenore is on a mission to make it easy, normal and legal to give kids back some freedom.  

The pair talk about why parents are so much more anxious now and how society has shifted from sympathizing with parents to blaming them when something bad happens to a child.

Get a copy of Lenore’s book, Free-Range Kids: How Parents and Teachers Can Let Go and Let Grow, HERE, and learn more about the organization Let Grow HERE.

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Ep – 236 Jay Abraham

 In this episode I speak with Jay Abraham, one of the world’s foremost nonlinear strategic/critical thinkers who has increased the bottom lines of more than 10,000 clients in more than 1000 industries whose wakeup call was realizing he had an insatiable curiosity about all things business and beyond and an uncanny ability to connect dots that turned into huge returns for companies.

Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation

Jenn talks to Dr. Lois W. Choi-Kain. Lois offers tactics to overcome challenges with emotional regulation, provides tips to improve interpersonal hypersensitivity, and shares information about the connection between emotions and borderline personality disorder.

Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, is the director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital. She has also led a number of projects to increase access to care for borderline personality disorder (BPD) worldwide through teaching, supervision, and consultation. As an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Choi-Kain actively conducts research on BPD, focused on personality disorders, attachment, psychotherapy, and accessibility of care.


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Hijackals–passive-aggressove. marcossostoc. amti-social folks–thrive on tearing you down. Sometimes, it’s a slow picking at you. Sometimes, it’s a constant beratement. Either way, you need to stop it from getting into your head and under your skin. And, if it’s already there, I’ll help you get it out. Listen in.Hijackals–my word for people who hijack relationships for their own needs and purposes, and then relentlessly scavenge them for power, status, and control–feed on having power over you. It’s what gets them up in the morning! Sad. Hijackals thrive on tearing you down, wearing you down, and putting you down. It feeds that need for control. SO, they will say anything to you that keeps you small and makes them feel big. Nasty! Whether the Hijackal you have in mind is your parent, sibling, partner, or adult child, subtly or crashingly crassly, they will find numerous ways to make you feel small, worthless, and insignificant. Does this sound familiar? Some of them only do it when fearful or stressed (that can be too much of the time!) and others live in that skin 24/7. In this episode, I give you 9 ways to stop anyone from tearing you down. No, it has nothing to do with putting your hand over their mouth. AND, yes, it has everything to do with taking charge of yourself so that you can be Emerging Empowered! HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S EPISODE:What gaslighting isHow to stop believing the gaslightingStopping the manipulation of believing a narcissistic person’s view of youChanging your self-talk to what is accurate, true, and positive…no matter what a Hijackal saysTaking charge of what goes on in your head and saying “No!” to power games played by narcissists and other HijackalsAre you willing to believe what you know to be true about you regardless of what a Hijackal tries to sell you? Great. I’m here to help.Let’s talk soon.RhobertaWant clarity, insights, strategies, and support from me? We can talk: Introductory session for new clients, $97CONNECT WITH ME: I invite you to like my pages and follow for further help with recognizing toxic relationships, realizing their impact, realigning your life, and recovering your self-confidence and ability to love and trust again.FOLLOW DR. RHOBERTA SHALER…WEBSITE: https://www.ForRelationshipHelp.comPODCASThttp://www.SaveYourSanityPodcast.comFACEBOOK @drshalerYOUTUBE:————————————————————-I‘M HERE TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT IT!If you want to learn more, share, ask questions, and feel more powerful within yourself and your relationships,join my Community Circle now.Off social media, safe discussion + videos + articles + webinars + 2 group Ask Me Anything calls each month!WOW! Join now. Dr. Shaler’s Emerging Empowered Community #nogaslighting #dontgaslightyourself #putanendtoabuse #dontbedemeaned #stopthemanipulation #positiveselftalk #strengthenyourmind ##codependence #enabling #emotionalabuserecovery #emergingempowered#savemysanity #saveyoursanity #relationshipadvice #tipsforrelationships #Hijackals #emotionaltrauma #toxicpeople #mentalhealthmatters #MHNRNetwork #RhobertaShaler #narcissists #borderlines #emergingempowered #antisocial #difficultpeople #emotionalabuse #verbalabuse #stopemotionalgabuse #drshaler #toxicrelationships #manipulation #walkingoneggshells #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #abuse #narcissisticabuse #boundaries #personalitydisorder #difficultpeople #antisocialbehavior #lackingempathy #journorequest #prrequestSupport this show See for privacy and opt-out information.

How Communities Can Fight Back Against Covid Tyranny

Will you soon be forced to take a covid-19 vaccine? Are the winds of momentum shifting in favor of global tyranny or in favor of a global re-awakening to freedom? What can individuals, states, and communities do to push back against decrees which violate fundamental human liberty? Brandon Smith, Founder of Alt-Market makes his third appearance on the Outer Limits of Inner Truth to answer these questions. Website: 

Understanding Ourselves as Energetic Beings with Jona Bryndis

 founder and owner of transCODES makes her second appearance on the Outer Limits of Inner Truth. She is a wise metaphysical teacher who is also a student of human psychology. On transCODES’ site they say “Changing the way we perceive ourselves is a big part of our Global Awakening process and part of the immanent Paradigm Change ahead. With the growing evidence that who we are is not just a result of predisposed genetic information, gender, race, circumstances and cultural conditioning we are beginning to embrace the idea that we more than just a human-computer-system, limited to hardware and software – our life is much more complex than that!” More about Jona Jona was born in Iceland and grew up in Germany, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Computer Science and later in International Business. She started her professional career as consultant in the emerging computer industry and later became an instructor, coach and motivational speaker. She published articles, co-authored some magazines, had TV appearances, and worked as teacher, public speaker for a Children’s nutrition related non-profit organization and founded a holistic tutoring school in 2009. In the constant search for new and more holistic modalities, Jona decided to complement her rather secular education through more spiritual and psychological studies in NLP, Remote Viewing, spiritual healing and Metaphysics. The teachings that influenced her the most are those of Richard Bandler, Stuart Wilde, Lyn Buchanan, Dr. David R. Hawkins, Khris Krepcik and Patricia St.Clair. She is a certified trainer and coach of the SaintClairs International School for Remote Healing and is working on her combined Master’s Degree and PhD in Metaphysics through the International University of Metaphysics in Sedona since 2005.

EP 483 Going Back Down on the Farm With Dan Glickman

Dan Glickman has had a very interesting life.  Following his years as a Congressman from Kansas, he became Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Agriculture and later the president of the Motion Picture industry, replacing the legendary Jack Valenti.  In his new book, “Laughing At Myself: My Education in Congress, On the Farm and the Movies’, he … Continue reading EP 483 Going Back Down on the Farm With Dan Glickman

“Roll With the Punches” with Tiffanee Cook on Negotiate Your Best Life with Rebecca Zung #290

Everyone has a plan.  That is until life knocks the wind out of you.   How many times do feel like get knocked down and can’t get back up.   That happened to Tiffanee Cook.   Then she found herself again.  She found that simultaneously doing therapy and boxing that she found her voice, herself and her life again.  She has learned how to literally roll with the punches.  Now she teaches people how to do the same thing through the classes and mindset that she has developed.  It is absolutely fascinating.  Plus, she is a total badass with a huge heart.  Listen in and learn how to roll with life’s punches.  

More About Tiffanee Cook

Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face. Tiffanee Cook has learned this as a business woman, performance coach and boxer; from the comfort, predictability and safety provided by the corporate world, to the lessons and let-downs in and out of the boxing ring. Coming to the realisation that, in order to have one’s hand raised in triumph, adversity, discomfort and combat must be navigated. In the face of the messiness of life, do we fight or do we flee? Tiffanee speaks openly of her own personal experiences (good and bad) and how those experiences have enabled her to develop self-awareness, resilience, courage, independence and the skill to be able to maximise passion, possibilities and potential. She talks about getting knocked down (literally and metaphorically) and what it is that makes some of us get back up and some, stay down. Working in business, sport, high performance and personal development, Tiffanee explores a range of ideas, tools, skills, resources, philosophies and strategies to empower individuals, teams and organisations to improve everything from productivity, efficiency, culture and communication to physical, mental, emotional and social health.  



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Hope Wins with Leisa Williams

Today the podcast is brought to you by our sponsor, Autism Spectrum Resources for Marriage & Family, LLC. Join Dr. Holmes as she interviews the author of Hope Wins! Leisa Williams.

Leisa was born in 1971 and brought up in Queensland, Australia.  She lives in Canberra with her husband, her three children, and her daughter-in-law.
She writes from her heart about her life experiences that have come from the school of hard knocks.  Her views are tried and tested from many years of working to overcome adversity in her life as well as being founded on her Christian biblical faith, the wise counsel and support from healthcare professionals, and her educational background, which includes a Master of Education degree.
Hope Wins is her first book that links to a devotional series for women called Seeds for Growth.

Please check her book and what others are saying about her book, Hope Wins!
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Find the book on Amazon pre-orders are now open.
The first week there is a big discount on the e-book hoping for some Amazon reviews.


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