Month: February 2016

Season 1 Episode 4 Barry McDonagh

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Season 1 Episode 4 : Breakthrough Strategies for Overcoming Panic Attacks & Anxiety – with Barry McDonagh [Podcast] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Barry is a native of Ireland. He is the creator of the Panic Away Program, a product that has helped people all over the world to overcome their panic and anxiety disorders. As a former panic … Read more

Season 1 Episode 4: Barry McDonagh


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Season 1 Episode 4 : Breakthrough Strategies for Overcoming Panic Attacks & Anxiety – with Barry McDonagh [Podcast]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Barry is a native of Ireland. He is the creator of the Panic Away Program, a product that has helped people all over the world to overcome their panic and anxiety disorders.

As a former panic attack sufferer himself, Barry became frustrated with conventional methods for treating anxiety, because they simply were not working for him so he developed his own techniques. Barry understands first hand the plight of the panic sufferer because he has been there himself.

Barry first published Panic Away in 2001 and has sold over 80,000 copies, world-wide in over 32 countries. Panic Away has become one of the most successful courses for treating panic attacks and general anxiety today. Barry has recently released his new book called, “DARE, The new way to end anxiety and stop panic attacks fast.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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In this episode Barry McDonagh shares the following main ideas:

  • His personal experience with panic attacks and anxiety and how he overcame them.
  • How he came to develop a method that helped himself and thousands of people around the world to get to the core of the anxiety problem so that they can resolve it.
  • The bodily sensations associated with anxiety: tight chest, pounding heart, dizziness…
  • The paradoxical intention approach of standing up to anxiety and panic attacks to help people recover and live life to the fullest.
  • Why it’s important to check with your doctor to rule out any physical or other health issues if you have an anxiety attack.
  • Lifestyle choices that can help with overcoming anxiety.
  • Dare Book – D-A-R-E response = D-Diffuse, A-Allow, R-Run Toward, E-Engage.
  • Anxiety is not a disease of the cowardly. It takes courage to face and tackle anxiety.
  • Experiencing anxiety is not a measurement of you as a person. Anxiety is something that even brave soldiers and police officers have had to deal with.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Note: In the podcast, I (Teresa) talked about a frightening experience I’d had while driving on the freeway, several years ago. For those who are curious, here’s the story in a nutshell: One day, after a sleepless night, followed by a long drive on the freeway, I found myself falling asleep at the wheel and could not seem to keep myself awake. I was on a long bridge and there were no exits for several miles. This caused me to have a panic attack (my first one ever). I soon discovered that the feeling of dread, that accompanies a panic attack, is often more frightening than the actual thing that caused the fear in the first place. For three years, every time I tried to drive on the freeway, I was drawn back (in my mind) to my first panic attack and the fear of fear became almost paralyzing. Eventually I avoided driving on the freeway all together (it felt completely unsafe to be driving in panic-mode and I didn’t want to cause an accident). The crazy thing was, previous to this experience, I’d never been afraid to drive on the freeway. As a young adult I’d had a job as a courier and drove all over the Phoenix Valley. Now, with this new fear of driving on the freeway, which seemed to come out of nowhere, I became very frustrated with the situation and with myself. Wanting to regain my independence, I went on a search for a solution. I’d gone to counselors and read books, and then I found Barry McDonagh’s Panic Away. I used the principles taught in Panic Away, along with relaxation breathing (which I’ll share on a future podcast/blog). I’m so pleased to say that now, after this long journey of fear and dread, I’m celebrating a victory (a simple yet profound victory) of regaining my ability to drive on the freeway! I know that may sound silly, but to me it’s a triumph! I’m now completely back to my normal self and able to drive again on the freeway, without fear or panic. Thank you Barry!

P.S. This week Rick and I are in San Francisco for a Positive Psychology training. I drove almost half way here with absolutely no fear and no panic attacks! I’m basking in the JOY of feeling completely set FREE! Are you dealing with fears of any kind? If so, take courage! If you persist and do the work, you truly CAN conquer![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Links

BARRY’S FREE GIFT

Barry’s Website: http://www.panicaway.com

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Barry’s Book – “DARE, The new way to end anxiety and stop panic attacks fast.”



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The SUPER POWERS of Nutrition: Prevent, Treat & Reverse Chronic Disease.

Dr. Michael Greger, American physician, author and speaker has devoted his life to researching and then teaching about what we call the SUPER POWERS of nutrition. He states, “Healthy Diets can prevent,successfully treat and in many cases even reverse many of the chronic diseases that are killing people today…You can actually reverse heart disease, open … Read more

Season 1 Episode 3: Dino Watt


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Season 1 Episode 3: The Four Pillars of Powerful Marriages – with Dino Watt [Podcast]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since 2008, Award winning mentor, trainer, speaker and #1 International Best Selling Author, Dino Watt, The Relationship Expert has been helping high-income producers by replicating their business success into their personal relationships. His systems have been proven to create more happiness in marriages, more peace in the workplace, more freedom from the many stresses in life and more revenue in your business. Dino travels the country helping people understand when they strengthen their relationships they will gain more of what they want in all areas of their life.

Dino has taken his unique style of teaching and transformed it into the written word with The Practice Rx. His simple and effective formula will help any business owner become a more effective leader, build a winning team, create more profit and create a culture of lasting success.

As a proud father of three and a husband to his childhood sweetheart for over 20 years, Dino is happiest to describe himself as a PHD; Proud Husband and Dad.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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In this episode, Dino talks about:

  • His mission to reverse the direction of divorce in the World.
  • How his parents divorce, when he was only eight years old, influenced him later in his life.
  • How the creation of systems can help resolve conflict in marriage.
  • The role selfishness plays in the breakdown of marriage.
  • The four pillars of powerful marriages.

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Links

Dino’s Website: http://bizofmarriage.com/
Dino’s Book – “The Practice Rx”


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Season 1 Episode 2: Mike Schlappi


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Season 1 Episode 2: Bullet Proof Grit – with Mike Schlappi [Podcast]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At the age of 14, Mike had expectations of a career in sports as a top notch athlete. A gunshot to the chest at point blank range challenged his dreams. He would never walk again. After months of rigorous physical therapy, he began playing basketball from his wheelchair and went on to become a standout athlete.

As a motivational speaker Mike travels the world teaching individuals of all ages, that despite difficult circumstances, you can take “response-ability” and be empowered. His engaging presentations have entertained and inspired audiences worldwide. From students to chief executive officers, from the classroom to the board room, from rookies to Olympic athletes, from small gatherings to large corporate events, Mike shows audiences “If You Can’t Stand Up, Stand Out!”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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In this episode, Mike talks about:

  • His upbringing and background as a promising young athlete.
  • The accident (Mike was shot in the chest from three feet away).
  • Transitioning from a focus on what was lost to being grateful for the things he still had.
  • The prank he played that reminded him that could still laugh in spite of challenges.
  • How to face fear, why, and what it can do for you.
  • That It’s okay to have a bad days and difficulty.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be normal.  y
  •  “Attitude therapy” and how it worked for him.
  • How to “attach a purpose or meaning” to your pain.
  • He story of two gold medals, two bronze medals, and being the first athlete to compete in four consecutive Olympic games.
  • What it means to take “respons-ability” for yourself.
  • Why creating something to look forward to is so important.

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Links

Mike’s Website: http://mikeschlappi.com/
Mike’s Book – “Shot Happens”


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Season 1 Episode 1: Rick and Teresa Starr

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Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to the Positivity Life Podcast – with Rick & Teresa Starr [Podcast]

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We would like to formally welcome you to our new podcast, Positivity Life!

The mission of Positivity Life is to explore pathways to optimal health, happiness & personal potential. Our goal is to bring you inspiration, motivation, and actionable advice, from the best coaches, experts, authors and mentors on the planet.

On Positivity Life we will be talking about REAL life, lived in the most fulfilling way. This includes finding meaning and purpose in life, conquering challenges, building resilience, developing strengths, cultivating gratitude, optimism, & GRIT and savoring life’s simple pleasures, nurturing relationships, uplifting others and pursuing happiness, health and wellness in mind, body & spirit.

On our website, and in our podcast, you’ll find 6 pathways that we focus on that are components of what we call a Positivity Life. Those pathways are, heart, mind, body, spirit, relationships and life strategies.

Here’s a sneak peak at what we’ll cover in each of the 6 pathways.

Heart

This has to do with positive emotions (such and gratitude, love, forgiveness) and the beneficial effects that they have on our quality of life and our ability to flourish. Positive emotions also help us deal with life stressors and help us become resilient.

Mind

We will give you tools to get your mind right. We will also teach you specific life practices that will help in developing a healthy mindset, developing mindfulness, overcoming worry and anxiety, and learning tools and habits to overcome the natural negativity bias that exists in each one of us, to some degree. We’ll talk a lot about intentional activities, like focusing on strengths, visualizing success, designing and creating your future.

Body

You body is a gift. It’s the vehicle in which you travel through this life. Taking care of your body makes it possible for you to enjoy more positive emotions, a healthier mindset, better relationships, and overall wellbeing. On the podcast we’ll discuss ways to nurture and care for your body, including topics like good nutrition, proper exercise, and adequate sleep.

Spirit

Research suggests that religious and spiritual beliefs have tremendous positive benefits to individuals and societies. Studies demonstrate a close link between spiritual and religious practices and happiness. Spirituality is closely related to the discovering of greater meaning in life, more gratitude, improved relationships, more altruism, kindness, forgiveness, and volunteerism. Spiritual/religious practices are also broadly associated with increased coping ability in stressful life events.

Relationships

Studies show that quality relationships are very strongly correlated with happiness and flourishing in life. We will teach you strategies to help you proactively enhance and deepen the quality of your relationships. Well talk about love languages, personality types, and positive communication skills.

Life Strategies

Strong life strategies give you direction in your life. They also help you build goals and habits that will lead you to your desired outcomes. These include things like time and energy management, setting and achieving goals, how to prioritize. Doing these things will help you attain more creativity and flow in your life. This can also include things like body language, public speaking, and other life skills that can broaden and build upon your strengths and condition you for a life of success and positivity.

So tune in every Monday and Wednesday for the Positivity Life Podcast. Also, please check out our website for our weekly blog. Each week we’ll also have drawings for prizes. Winners names will be posted every Friday.

That’s right, every week we’ll be giving away prizes related to our weekly guests and/or topics. You can be entered in those contests by leaving a rating and a comment on our podcast page in iTunes. You’ll also want to go over to our blog at PositivityLife.com where you can sign up for our weekly newsletter which will keep you informed about our weekly guests, our drawings for PRIZES and other blog posts to help you live a life of positivity.

If you have any suggestions, comments, questions, or requests, please email us at [email protected]

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