Paul Crouse Show #42 - "Staying Sane in Our 'Crazy' World" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #42 - "Staying Sane in Our 'Crazy' World" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about staying sane in our rapidly changing and internet connected world.

What is sanity? And what is it that we can do to get back control of our minds? And how can we change our mindset from overly negative to much more positive. 

Frances and Paul talk about practical ways to think less habitually and have a better attitude. Listen in to this fascinating conversation. 

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Paul Crouse Show #41 - "Loneliness and Isolation" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #41 - "Loneliness and Isolation" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about the epidemic of loneliness and isolation in our modern world.

The more connected we are online, the less real human connections we tend to have in the real world. This leads to anxiety and depression, especially among younger people who have who have only known a world with the internet. 

People are social beings who need to be with others. Frances and Paul talk about strategies to take steps to make that happen. As always, it is a fascinating and useful conversation with them.

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Paul Crouse Show #39 - "Toxic Relationships" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #39 - "Toxic Relationships" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about unhealthy interpersonal relationships, either between lovers, family members, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.

They discuss what a toxic relationship is, how to identify it, and what to do to either change the relationship or get out of it.

Listen in to this fascinating discussion which is filled with lots of insights and practical tips.

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Paul Crouse Show #38 - "Anxiety & Depression" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #38 - "Anxiety & Depression" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about about anxiety and depression.

  • What are differences between the two?
  • What are the symptoms and causes?
  • When is it serious enough to serious enough to seek professional help?

Remember, both problems are treatable. You do not have to suffer.

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Paul Crouse Show #34 With Carmela Fleury

Paul Crouse Show #34 With Carmela Fleury

“Singing Your Own Tune” with Carmela Fleury of Kamakura, Japan.

Do more of what brightens you and less of what doesn’t.

Don't miss Paul’s fun conversation yoga teacher and life coach Carmela Fleury of Kamakura, Japan. They talk about the mind-body connection, how we all have our own dance to dance, and discuss whether spirituality is just a load of B.S - or not. Now take three deep breaths.

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9497 Miracles: My 26 Years of Sobriety

9497 Miracles: My 26 Years of Sobriety

August 25th will be my 26th re-birthday. I will have been sober 9,496 days on that date, each one one-day-at-a-time.

Every single one of these days is a miracle. I could be dead right now. Or living in a lower level of hell than I used to.

One of my brothers died from alcoholism. I held him as he drew his last breath at the youthful age of 45. I know where that path leads. It could have been me.

And it still could. Often I hear about famous (and not famous) people falling off the wagon after being clean for more than two decades. I respect the power the demon of addiction has.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #31 - "Create a Better Experience of Life and Work"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #31 - "Create a Better Experience of Life and Work"

What are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves? Are they true? And do they get in our way?

This month, Paul talks with Tokyo-based executive and life coach Sarah Furuya about the steps we can take to have more fulfilling work and personal lives.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Can spiritual ideas benefit scientifically trained people?

This month, Paul talks with his friend Heley Matthews of Kyoto -- who has a scientific background --  about the work he does helping people using spiritual concepts and techniques to see if they might be useful to her in her daily life.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #29 - "Alternative & Complementary Treatments"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #29 - "Alternative & Complementary Treatments"

It can be difficult to know when to use alternative or complementary treatments for your health problems.

This month, Paul talks again with complementary health practitioner Sara Williams of London, UK. They discuss the differences between conventional medicine and complementary/alternative treatments, and challenges of knowing what is right for you. Don’t miss this interesting conversation. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Everyone has spiritual gifts they can learn to use to improve their lives.

This month, Paul talks with spiritual guide and psychic Ayesha Sheeba of Chennai, India. They discuss her clairvoyant gifts, which go back to her childhood, and how she helps empower people by showing them how to tap into their own gifts. Don't miss the fascinating discussion.

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Don't Be Consumed By Fear

Don't Be Consumed By Fear

The current morning ritual in my house goes something like this:

Me: (Reading the newspaper) “Oh my God…oh no....OH MY GOD!”

My Wife: “Trump?”

Me: “Trump.”

She doesn’t seem all too concerned.

“Freaking out doesn’t solve the problem,” she said.

As I read the paper, all of my political fears come bubbling up. Will one of his tweets crash the financial markets? Will he start a war with Russia? Will he start rounding up Mexicans and Muslims to put in concentration camps?

My mind does love to play out all of these scenarios just like an apocalyptic movie. And then I catch myself. The sun will still rise tomorrow. The birds will still be singing in the trees. There are still no zombies walking up the street.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #25 - "Self Care and Your Inner Essence"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #25 - "Self Care and Your Inner Essence"

With Complimentary Health Practitioner Sara Williams of London, U.K.

Being healthy is more than just taking care of your body.

This month Paul talks with holistic complimentary health practitioner Sara Williams from London, UK. They discuss Esoteric Healing and how your connection with your innermost self has an impact on your physical, mental and emotional well being. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #24 - "Getting Unstuck"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #24 - "Getting Unstuck"

With Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Frances Robbins

Sometimes, we all end up like a car stuck in the ditch.

This month, Paul talks with psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about taking steps to get unstuck and moving forward in our lives, as well as having the courage to seek out help when we need it. Don’t miss this interesting conversation.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Why do we fall down? To learn how to stand back up.

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz. In their first meeting, Paul asks Neshi about being raised in a traditional Native American culture, and they both talk about their spiritual awakenings. Listen in for a great conversation

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Ask Paul #2: How Do I Stay Sane During Life Upheaval? [Vlog]

Ask Paul #2: How Do I Stay Sane During Life Upheaval? [Vlog]

Here is the second video in my new “Ask Paul” series. Brian of Hendersonville, NC wrote:

“How to keep my sanity while watching my mom lose her battle with Parkinson's, raising a 16 year old, taking care of three dogs and one very nervous cat, and essentially starting over professionally and personally after a failed marriage. Other than all that life is good.” (with a freaked out lookng smilie face).  Later he said that through all of this that he was still smiling”

Have a listen to my answer. It is 9.5 minutes long. 

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Ask Paul: Mid-Life Crisis. Help! [Vlog]

Ask Paul: Mid-Life Crisis. Help! [Vlog]

This is the first video in my new "Ask Paul" series. Ask a question and I will do my best to answer it.

Ann from L.A. wrote: "I'm kinda going through a mid-life crisis. Help. Not just for me, but for other mid-lifers too.... something than buying a mid-life yellow corvette, or something equally stupid."

So, here is my answer to Ann. Yes, it is about 10 minutes long, but some things need to be explained in more than a minute and a half.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #19 - "Recovery, Healing and Taking Care of the Soul"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #19 - "Recovery, Healing and Taking Care of the Soul"

The stars are brighter once you roll over in the gutter.

This month, Paul is interviewed by Katherine Arati Maas of Zurich, Switzerland about his life as a drunk and a druggie, sobering out 25 years ago, and how this lead him to discover his spiritual gifts. He also talks about his work helping people live their lives better. 

If you want to know the nitty gritty about Paul, what he's been through and how he helps people, then have a listen.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #18 - "Secular Mindfulness Training"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #18 - "Secular Mindfulness Training"

Mindfulness is the capacity to pay attention on purpose in the present moment non-judgmentally, and with kindness.

This month, Paul interviews Zen teacher Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt, who is the founder and executive Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Bedburg, Germany. During this interview, Linda and Paul discuss how mindfulness training can benefit people in all walks of life deal with the challenges of the modern world, including stress and chronic pain.

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Rev. Taka: Tomorrow I'm Superhuman?

Rev. Taka: Tomorrow I'm Superhuman?

During this 2.5 minute audio excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami explains how life is in the present moment.

He says that people often get excited thinking about the future. We think that we will be superhuman tomorrow, but that we are only regular today. So we put things off. With that attitude, we let life slip past us.

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