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Brandi Parsons

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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • 7 Ways to Freedom from Anxiety, Depression, and Intrusive Thoughts
  • By: Lawrence Wallace
  • Narrated by: Rob Drex
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
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    4 out of 5 stars 219
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    4 out of 5 stars 214

A practical guide to mental and emotional freedom! Feeling lost about how to effectively treat disturbing intrusive thoughts? You're not alone! This book contains the best advice from a former sufferer of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts. Inspired by compassion, this book is a gift to fellow casualties of negative thought patterns, destructive behaviors, self-loathers, and those wishing freedom from persistent demons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must have this book

  • By Henry on 05-15-17

Pay Attention to Your Thoughts

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Reviewed: 04-09-19

We all have intrusive thoughts from time to time, but by paying attention to them, we can recognize them and change our patterns.

I was repeating the phrase to myself, "I don't feel like I am enough" right before listening to this audiobook. While this is a common thought for many of us, it is not helpful. By listening to this, I remembered that these thoughts aren't true and I can observe them more closely to see what the underlying feeling is.

It also reminded me to practice gratitude on a more frequent basis - as that helps with anxiety and depression.

If you're ready for freedom from anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts this listen gives you 7 great ways to practice reaching that freedom.

  • Dare to Lead

  • Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,168
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,365
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,288

Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? This audiobook answers this question.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brené's Work Has Changed My Life

  • By Maximus on 01-12-19

Spectacular Audio Book

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

I absolutely loved this book! I recently went through a transition from working with a leader that led with heart and vulnerability into fear-based leadership. It was a horrible experience, resulting in me taking a leap of fairh and stepping away from the fear-based leadership so that I could be healthier.

Brene Brown's audio recording is wonderful. She pauses, repeats, and lets information sink in that is particularly important to the book. As I listened, I continually marked spots in the book that I could go back and reference.

When the room full of rocket scientist aren't invested in what Brene has to say, she challenges them to think not in terms of preventing $h^+ from falling out of the sky, but in terms of the hardest part of their job: people.

This book is definitely going to be a reference point for me into the future, just as I look to The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey for sage advice.

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,217

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

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Reviewed: 12-11-18

Who knew that by launching yourself into action, you would be able to change your life? Mel Robbins gives great insight into how the power of counting backwards 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 can do just that.

  • Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,650

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More for women who are mothers

  • By MeredithNCSU girl on 04-07-18

Struggles Are Real-But You Can Help Change

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

It's a treat that the author read this book. It gave it a lot of voice. The best part is identifying that we all struggle and each struggle helps us to get stronger.

  • My Morning Routine

  • How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired
  • By: Benjamin Spall, Michael Xander
  • Narrated by: Will Damron, full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
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    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, My Morning Routine features interviews with 64 of today's most successful people - including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal - and offers advice on creating a routine of your own. Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Insights

  • By Maria G. on 05-23-18

Realistic for Real People?

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Reviewed: 08-07-18

This book made me wonder if it was realistic for working professionals. It was great to hear the morning routine of so many people and I am finally at the point where my "dictators" don't require as much attention, but in order for me to add any more to my own morning routine besides meditation and journaling, my wake up time would be before 5 AM. I believe this book shows the ppwer of routine, but I feel like people working jobs that are still measured by time versus competency don't have flexibility to rise at 8-8:30 AM.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,840
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the best of all times

  • By Neuron on 02-25-18

The World IS NOT Going to Hell in a Handbasket

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Reviewed: 08-03-18

Steven Pinker gives us a lot to think about as he explores the data revealing all the progress humanity has made. We're far better off today than 100 years ago, which is what this book explores. There's also a lot of caution about what could happen because of the way Britex happened and how Donald Trump got elected.