Dec 11, 2018
In this episode, we take another cut against the ever-present anxiety in our world by talking about brain health. I begin by reading ‘The Very Temporary Nature of Suffering’ from my book, Surrendering to Joy. It’s just a reminder that no matter how you move in life, there will be dukkha – or suffering – as the Buddhists like to say. When we just plain accept that, some of the sting goes away. Hopefully this will help you relieve a little stress …
Melanie Greenberg is a PhD who has discovered how we can build resilience against stress in our day to day life – or, as she likes to put it, a ‘stress-proof brain’. As it turns out, we have brains that are wired more to keep us safe than to provide a non-stop stream of joy. And so, we need to learn to manage that stress-orientation.
Melanie Greenberg PhD is a practicing psychologist and expert on stress management, health and relationship challenges. She is also the author of The Stress-Proof Brain (New Harbinger) – an Amazon bestseller in Neuropsychology, Stress-Management, and Health. She also writes The Mindful Self-Express blog, which has over 8 million page views, for Psychology Today.
A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo, Lifehacker, and the Huffington Post, as well as in Business Insider, Self, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Day, and Marie Claire.