How a healthy amount of self-doubt can help you build a better relationship with yourself – Episode 50

How a healthy amount of self-doubt can help you build a better relationship with yourself - Episode 50

One of the first steps to move toward healing is awareness. In this episode, Robert explores how awareness and working towards a deeper understanding of our tone of voice can positively impact our relationships with others and ourselves. Think back to the last time you were in a challenging situation. What were your internal thoughts? What did your tone of voice toward yourself sound like? Listen to this episode . . .

How can tone of voice help us expand our quality of life? – Episode 49

How can tone of voice help us expand our quality of life - Episode 49

Over the last few episodes of Awareness That Heals, Robert has been sharing how our tone of voice can really impact us internally as well as our relationships with others. Often, we use our tone of voice to indicate how we’re feeling about something. Angry about a missed appointment? Sadness about not being understood? Joy at achieving something? Our emotions and feelings come through in our tone. It also indicates how we view others. Listen to this episode . . .

How tone of voice can help you convey what you mean – Episode 47

How tone of voice can help you convey what you mean - Episode 47

“Either say something nice or don’t say anything at all.” We’ve all heard versions of this statement growing up, as our caregivers taught us to be friendly and kind to others. While the intention is good, it can come at the cost of teaching us to suppress our authentic feelings and emotions. This is by no means an approval to be mean or unkind towards others, but in trying only to say nice things, we can often be dishonest about our real feelings and needs. Listen to this episode . . .

Moving from impulsiveness to conductors of our tone of voice – Episode 46

Moving from impulsiveness to conductors of our tone of voice - Episode 46

Who among us hasn’t been in a disagreement or argument in our lives? In those moments, we could find ourselves speaking cuttingly or with an injurious tone of voice. Sometimes, we may not even realize our tone of voice expresses such harsh emotions. Your tone of voice is immensely impactful, but it is not something most of us are usually aware of. It can be an indicator of how we’re feeling inside — anxious, happy, stressed or angry. More often than we realize, our tone of voice may give away our internal feelings and emotions, whether or not we realize it.  Listen to this episode . . .

Why is Tone of Voice so important? – Episode 45

Why is Tone of Voice so important - Episode 45

Have you ever seen someone disciplining a kid? Or maybe you’ve had to talk to a kid about something? You might have noticed that the moment your tone changes, they’re almost always aware of what will follow — treats, rewards, scolding, or even punishment. Kids are incredibly good at picking up on your tone of voice, far better than adults. But let’s go back for a second. What is your tone of voice? Simply put, it’s the way you say something. Listen to this episode . . .

Why it’s important to use supportive wisdom when expressing your boundaries – Episode 43

Why it's important to use supportive wisdom when expressing your boundaries - Episode 43

We all need to set a boundary or two at various points in our lives. But, how do you go about it? Do you communicate your needs and feelings clearly? Or do you throw unsuccessful hints, hoping that the other person quietly picks up on your discomfort and unease? While knowing your boundaries is powerful, setting and then enforcing them clearly and with consideration is a whole different equation.  Listen to this episode . . .

How can you find and use Wisdom to navigate difficult feelings? – Episode 42

How can you find and use Wisdom to navigate difficult feelings? - Episode 42

One of the main aspects of Inquiry, or the act of asking beneficial questions to take care of yourself, is to do it without judgment. Asking precise guiding questions is how you can take care of yourself, despite your feelings. In this episode of Awareness that Heals, Robert Strock takes us through a few moments of his life. He shares how his own Inquiry and the subsequent guidance he continues to develop has helped him empathize more strongly with people around him, including his podcast co-host and partner at the Global Bridge Foundation, Dave, through some recent emotional events. . Listen to this episode . . .

Developing Inquiry and Following the Wisdom It Reveals – Episode 41

Developing Inquiry and Following the Wisdom It Reveals - Episode 41

Every year, most of us make new resolutions and set new goals to achieve. We’re constantly encouraged to strive for external success markers and status symbols. All things that can significantly impact how we live. But what about maximizing your quality of life? From previous episodes, we know the answer to this is—learning how to ask beneficial questions—inquiry. Inquiry is when you begin asking yourself questions such as, “How can I take care of myself today?” Listen to this episode . . .