HEALING HAPPENS IN LAYERS!

A few months ago, Charita Cadenhead interviewed me on her “Meet the Author” show. In this 8-minute section, we discuss how growing into one’s best self occurs in layers.

The payoff is happier relationships, better health, and greater success. But, best of all, this growth leads to increased ability to give and receive love.

My book, Worry Less Now, gives you the tools to become your best self. Get your personalized, signed copy for $13.45 (10% off, free shipping) RIGHT HERE.

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Gigi Langer has been clean and sober for 33 years, and holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. She’s a sought-after speaker and retreat leader who has helped thousands improve their lives at work and at home. 

SNEAK PEEK: THE AUDIO BOOK!

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Listen to Chapter 5, “Using Growth Practices to Recover Your True Self” right here!

You get to hear it right now, weeks before anyone else, just because you’re a loyal subscriber to my blog and/or newsletter.

I knew it was time to publish an audio book when people started asking how they could find it on Audible. It took a while to find the right time and the perfect narrator, but we did, and it’s only a few weeks away from being released!

I chose Chapter 5 for you because it’s the most honest — and it was the hardest one to write! It describes how I used honesty, power, choices, and 13 tools to heal the layers of pain that drove my self-destructive behavior. I hope you find something here of use to you or your loved ones.

Just click the red arrow below to listen to the 45-minute chapter. PLEASE SEND FEEDBACK about what you like or find problematic. That would be a HUGE help. Thanks! Happy listening!

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Gigi Langer has been clean and sober for 33 years, and holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. She’s a sought-after speaker and retreat leader who has helped thousands improve their lives at work and at home. 

Order a PERSONALIZED SIGNED COPY of award-winning 50 Ways to Worry Less Now HERE. Also available from from Barnes and Noble , Amazon (5 stars), and all e-book vendors. 

GRIEVANCES BE GONE! Give up judgment to find love and connection

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Grievances–grudges, judgment, criticism, resentment, blame, disapproval, or attack—block us from happiness and serenity.

“Well I don’t DO those things,”

You might think this, and you’re probably right. But what about the condemning attitudes living in our minds? Can any of us say we don’t constantly judge others’ words and actions? Of course we do.

It sounds like this: “If I were him, I wouldn’t do that.” “Why can’t she just get along with us? What’s wrong with her?” “They should not be doing that; they’re corrupt.”

The Problem with Grievances

Even though such statements seem true, the problem is that we’re focusing on the negative rather than the positive.

When we choose to hold a grievance, we can’t see the other person’s true self—the purity of their spirit. Further, if we can’t see the goodness in them, we can’t claim it for ourselves. What we send out to others comes back to us; it’s that simple.

Many of us deny our own negativity by numbing ourselves with substances or other unhealthy habits—a dead end to positive growth. Even those trying to be more positive still struggle with inherent dark thoughts. I certainly do.

The good news is that I’ve found so many ways to escape my mind’s tendency to criticize and judge. You can find them in my book, “Worry Less Now,” and in my blog.

How to Overcome A Grievance

Here’s a technique that showed up today as I read Lesson 78, “Let miracles replace all grievances,” from A Course in Miracles. First I was to recall all my negative thoughts about an important person in my life: what that person had done, their “weaknesses,” and other offenses. Then I was to ask spirit to help me see him through the eyes of love—“Let your mind be shown the light in him beyond your grievances.”  Then it suggested that I thank this person for prompting my negativity and discomfort so that I could release it and be peaceful and happy.

I just did the exercise as directed. As I chose to focus on the perfection of this person’s spirit rather than the images my mind had conjured, I found a deep peace creep over me. I could hardly remember what I thought was “wrong,” and I felt a loving connection with the person. As a result, I felt the light of spirit growing in myself.

The miracle of replacing fear with love had occurred. Amen.

I would love to hear from you: What gets in the way of your serenity? How do you overcome grievances or grudges?

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Gigi Langer has been clean and sober for 33 years, and holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. She’s a sought-after speaker and retreat leader who has helped thousands improve their lives at work and at home. 

Read her blog here or order her award-winning book (50 Ways to Worry Less Now) from Barnes and NobleAmazon (5 stars), and all e-book vendors. 

All Is Well

A PATH NATURALLY CORRECT

“How much simpler our lives can be if we only have the faith to accept what happens as a guidepost along a path that is naturally correct.” (Today’s Gift, Daily Meditations for Families by Hazelden)

Do you ever worry about the future or fret that things are not going well? Take a breath and relax. Then take another one. Instead of recalling the hardships of the “bad times,” remember how you were supported and what you learned on the other side. Tell yourself, “It’s not so bad.” Breathe deeply and remember: ALL IS WELL — even when your mind tells you it isn’t. Trust your path; it is naturally the correct one.

With love from Gigi. (Worry Less Now”)

PS. I’ve been celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary with Peter this past week & loving it!