Episode: 013

How To Overcome Your Overwhelm

with Lola Pickett + Dr. Samantha Brody

In this lively conversation, Dr. Samantha and Lola unpack what overwhelm *really* is, and offer a suite of tools for helping you identify, understand, and ultimately overcome your overwhelm.

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Show Notes

How to overcome overwhelm…

Is overwhelm a purely mental phenomenon, or is it something that our bodies physically experience?

In this lively conversation, Dr. Samantha and Lola unpack what overwhelm *really* is, and offer a suite of tools for helping you identify, understand, and ultimately overcome your overwhelm.

Topics Covered with Dr. Samantha Brody

  • Understanding whether how to overcome overwhelm is something that happens in our heads and also our bodies
  • Each person manifests overwhelm in different ways, and varies based on the person’s history, genetics, health, situation, and the season
  • Indicators that a person is experiencing overwhelm
  • When people are inclined to pick up emotions from people, the stress it produces is sometimes unaccounted for or difficult to pinpoint the cause
  • How to identify things that are impacting us negatively
  • The sensitivity of sensory gates are heightened for empaths compared to people who don’t identify as empaths
  • How to empower ourselves so that we’re not letting the overwhelm be the excuse to live a life of regret
  • The importance of prioritization because there’s only so much that we can do in our busy lives
  • People can’t make the changes they wish they could make because they constantly feel buried by all of their emotions
  • We have to center on what is ours to do, without causing harm to ourselves
  • Dr. Samantha’s experience on publishing her book, Overcoming Overwhelm and the importance of taking time off to focus on herself
  • Why Dr. Samantha said no to a lot of her potential clients
  • Why we don’t typically consult ourselves for what we need
  • How even holistically-minded people can be reductionistic in our thinking
  • Ways we can make more empowered choices and not feel like we’re excessively compromising
  • Getting overly attached to a paradigm doesn’t serve us in a spiritual or emotional way
  • Energy leaks and closing those leaks
  • Why the rift between the internal and external experiences actually ends up causing the pain
  • Ways to stop shaming yourself (because it’s all about learning what you need)
  • Breaking free from habits that feel hard to break

About Dr. Samantha Brody

Dr. Samantha Brody is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, and the founder of Evergreen Natural Health Center in Portland, OR. For decades in her private practice and virtual consulting business, Dr. Samantha has helped thousands of people transform their lives with her innovative, personalized approach. She is the author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantling Stress from the Inside Out (Sounds True Publishing). You can find her online at www.DrSamantha.com and on social @drsamanthand.

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