EP121 - Psychiatrist, Speaker and Author, Dr. Anna Yusim: The Science of Spirituality

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“You may look like you have it all-- yet deep down in those rare moments when your defenses fall away, you stand naked, aware of a deep inner void with no idea how to fill it.” - Dr. Anna Yusim

We may have good intentions, we may just do it to feel safe, but so many of us wear a mask to keep ourselves disconnected and secure in the identity that we’ve created. And although our main intention’s to protect us from possible pain, we don’t realize we’re causing so much more discomfort in keeping up the façade. Listen in as Dr. Anna Yusim, an award-winning, nationally-recognized psychiatrist, speaker, and author, tells us why we need to listen to that nagging voice within that so desperately wants to be heard.

After working as a neurobiologist researcher with Dr. Robert Sapolsky and completing her studies at Stanford, Yale Medical School, and the NYU psychiatry residency training program, Anna felt that something was missing in her life. In her quest to find it, she traveled, lived, and worked in over 50 countries while studying kabbalah, learning Buddhist meditation and working with South American shamans and Indian gurus. Her latest book, Fulfilled: How The Science Of Spirituality Can Help You Live A Happier More Meaningful Life was released earlier this year and is the essence of her advice shared today.

Get ready to reveal the real, authentic you to the world-- and even to yourself!

Key Takeaways:

Your pain reliever. When do you most often discover what you’re really made of? When you hit rock bottom, in your deepest moments of pain. Right from the start Anna shares ways to reconnect with yourself -- through good times and bad. The THREE ways to finding your true essence are…[02:36].

Your big reveal. Whether we want to admit it or not, many of us wear a mask that hides our true self. Within our disguise we cling onto an addiction -- substance, obsession with achievement or fame, etc. -- that helps us continue the façade. Ready to break free? Try THIS…[12:20].

Your healing method. Our connection to pain’s one that is fierce, and yet, somehow comforting. It’s a downward cycle that convinces us that we’re not worthy of loving, of happiness, or even self-care. And although there are deconstructive ways to filling the void, there are also constructive options. Discover the GOOD ways to finding fulfillment…[19:11].

Your unconscious mind. Tapping into a part of yourself that believes there’s something greater has nothing to do with religion or spirituality. Call this essence God, Mother Nature, the universe – but it’s bigger than you’ve ever imagined and it’s here to guide you. Discover this “something” greater by knowing THIS…[26:49].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

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