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In Your Right Mind with Monique Rhodes

A podcast on how to work with your mind to transform your life. This show will help you overcome stress, anxiety and depression and empower you to live the happy life that you deserve. Monique Rhodes, an internationally renowned happiness specialist and meditation expert. Her online meditation course The 10 Minute Mind, is used in over 50 colleges and universities worldwide as well as by thousands of online subscribers. Monique teaches in bite sized lessons how to reach your potential and become happier. Tune in now!
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Now displaying: June, 2024
Jun 30, 2024

In today's episode, I delve into a question I often receive: "How do I know when to end my marriage?" While I'm no marriage specialist, I explore the habitual patterns we fall into and emphasize the importance of self-reflection. By examining our fears and working on ourselves, we can gain clarity and potentially transform our relationships. I share practical advice on how to approach this journey, including a year-long commitment to personal growth. Join me as we uncover the path to understanding and fulfillment in our relationships. Tune in for insightful guidance and inspiration.

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Jun 29, 2024

I delve into an insightful conversation with a listener who experienced anger during a confrontational incident. We explore how negative emotions, particularly anger, often mask deeper fears and unresolved issues from our past. By examining the roots of these emotions, we can uncover false beliefs and fears, leading to profound personal growth and healing. Tune in to learn how facing and understanding your emotions can transform them from obstacles into powerful allies.

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Jun 28, 2024

Our challenges often arise not from the events themselves, but from how we communicate about them. Whether it's at home or work, misunderstandings can cause more harm than the issues themselves. Join me as I explore how we can communicate better and create positive connections together.

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Jun 27, 2024

Today, I address a poignant email from a listener grappling with the pain of global suffering, particularly the war in Ukraine, and the feeling of helplessness it brings. I discuss the pervasive nature of wars worldwide, highlighting that many conflicts go unnoticed due to biased media coverage. I emphasize the importance of balancing awareness with maintaining our own well-being, and how becoming a light in our local communities can create positive change. By staying informed selectively and focusing on empowering those around us, especially women, we can cultivate a more nurturing and peaceful society. Tune in to explore how you can transform personal and collective pain into meaningful action and become a beacon of hope in your world.

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Jun 26, 2024

We've all experienced those moments of regret and uncertainty, especially during big life changes like starting a new job, changing relationships, or moving to a new place. In this episode, I share how we can look ahead with positivity, set inspiring goals, and embrace personal growth in these circumstances.

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Jun 25, 2024

In this episode, I explore the concept of Blue Zones—regions where people live the longest and healthiest lives—and the role of strong social connections in promoting longevity. From the friendship groups in Okinawa, Japan, to the close-knit communities in Sardinia, Italy, the importance of social bonds and meaningful interactions is highlighted. I discuss how maintaining and nurturing friendships can significantly enhance life satisfaction and even extend your lifespan. I also share practical tips on building and strengthening these vital connections in your own life. Listen to the full episode for insights on cultivating lasting friendships and improving your overall well-being.

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Jun 24, 2024

One recent conversation made me realize how vital feeling valued is for our well-being and relationships. In today's podcast, I'll explore why appreciation matters and how we can foster it to build a happier, more connected community.

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Jun 23, 2024

I recently read an article about the number of friends we need and found it very enlightening, especially in light of how COVID has impacted our ability to maintain friendships. The study highlighted that loneliness has become a significant issue, with many of us struggling to reconnect. Science shows that having strong social connections is crucial for our well-being and happiness. Tune in as I delve into this topic and share insights on how to foster meaningful relationships and combat loneliness. Don't miss this important discussion—listen now and start nurturing your connections today!

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Jun 22, 2024

Today, I delve into how every action we take is fundamentally driven by our pursuit of happiness. However, we often struggle to find lasting happiness because we look for it in the wrong places—things, people, and accomplishments that offer only temporary joy. True happiness comes from working with our minds, shifting our thoughts and beliefs. Join me as I share insights on how to harness the power of your mind to create lasting happiness. Don't miss this enlightening discussion—tune in and start transforming your life today!

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Jun 21, 2024

Growing up, we often learn to be self-reliant, which can make it hard to ask for or accept help when we need it. I've realized through my own experiences that accepting help is really important for personal growth and forming strong connections. In this episode, I'll share how being open to help and showing vulnerability can make us more resilient and foster a caring, supportive community.

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Jun 20, 2024

In today's podcast, I discuss how to deal with anger and understand its roots. I explain that anger is often a masking emotion, hiding deeper fears, and provide practical steps for exploring and healing these emotions. By examining where anger sits in your body and reflecting on past experiences, you can uncover and address the underlying issues. I also highlight the importance of self-mothering and listening to yourself when big emotions arise. Join me as I offer insights and tools to help you navigate your emotions more effectively. Listen to the full episode for a deeper understanding and practical advice on managing anger and other challenging emotions.

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Jun 19, 2024

In this episode, we explore the struggles of feeling competitive rather than celebrating our friends' successes. Reflecting on how individualism often creates this mindset, I shared insights on how redefining success, practicing gratitude, and actively supporting others can shift us from competition to connection.

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Jun 18, 2024

In this episode, I explore the growing polarization in our world, highlighting the significant role of social media in deepening divides. I discuss how algorithms create echo chambers and promote divisive content, leading to increased hostility and fear. I urge you to be conscious of these dynamics, engage in healthy conversations, and focus on commonalities rather than differences. Listen to the podcast for a deeper understanding of how to navigate these challenges and foster connection in a divided world.

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Jun 17, 2024

In today's episode, I delve into the transformative power of making requests and reaching out to others. Drawing from personal experiences and insights, I explore the barriers it can yield and practical steps to overcome its challenges. Explore how this act can lead to remarkable opportunities and personal growth.

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Jun 16, 2024

Today, I delve into the importance of becoming friends with ourselves by understanding and managing our emotions. I explore how embracing positive emotions helps us grow, while acknowledging negative emotions allows us to dissolve. By changing the way we interact with our emotional states, we can create a more balanced and happier life. Join me as we uncover practical strategies to enhance our emotional well-being. Tune in and discover how to transform your relationship with your emotions and live more joyfully.

Jun 15, 2024

In this episode, I delve into the importance of friendships and how they significantly impact our lives. Drawing on research from the University of Virginia and other studies, I explain how having friends can make challenges seem less daunting and reduce stress. This insight aligns with findings from the Blue Zones, where strong community bonds contribute to longer, healthier lives. Join me as I explore the power of social connections and their role in enhancing our happiness. Listen now to discover how nurturing friendships can transform your well-being.

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Jun 14, 2024

In my earlier performing days, I was surprised by the unexpected feedback I received after my shows. This experience taught me the power of compliments and how they can uplift both the giver and receiver, bringing positivity and connection. Discover how kind words can spread kindness and boost self-esteem.

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Jun 13, 2024

Today, let's explore the concept of "as soon as happiness"—the belief that we’ll be happy once certain conditions are met. I share insights on how true happiness is determined not by external circumstances, but by the thoughts we have right now. Through stories and examples, I emphasize taming and training our minds to cultivate lasting happiness. Join me in this enlightening episode to learn how to take control of your thoughts and transform your life. Listen now and discover the power of your mind.

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Jun 12, 2024

Reflecting on personal experiences, I've come to understand the deep human need to be seen and valued. This need for validation is crucial, especially in our digital age, where social media offers fleeting affirmation. Join me as we learn to prioritize quality over quantity in relationships while cultivating self-compassion.

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Jun 11, 2024

Let's delve into the challenge of accepting life as it is rather than wishing it were different. I share a powerful story from my travels in Thailand, where I witnessed profound joy in the simplest of circumstances, and discuss how our expectations often lead to unnecessary suffering. Through reflections on personal experiences and insights from my students, I explore how true contentment comes from within. Join me in this thought-provoking episode and discover how acceptance can transform your life. Listen now and start your journey towards deeper happiness.

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Jun 10, 2024

In this episode, I'm delving into the importance of connecting with something bigger than us in our busy, tech-focused world. Here, I highlight how this connection impacts our ability to cope with stress and maintain healthy relationships.

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Jun 9, 2024

In this episode, I explore the growing polarization in our world, highlighting the significant role of social media in deepening divides. I discuss how algorithms create echo chambers and promote divisive content, leading to increased hostility and fear. I urge you to be conscious of these dynamics, engage in healthy conversations, and focus on commonalities rather than differences. Listen to the podcast for a deeper understanding of how to navigate these challenges and foster connection in a divided world.

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Jun 8, 2024

One of my students asked a fantastic question about taking responsibility for how we see the world, especially when facing real adversities like depression. I dive into the importance of acknowledging our negative emotions and understanding that true happiness comes from addressing these emotions, not denying them. I share my own experiences with depression and offer insights on how to build resilience through gratitude and mindfulness. Listen to this episode to learn how to shift your perspective and find hope even in the darkest times.

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Jun 7, 2024

In today's fast-paced world and disconnected world, it's easy to overlook the inherent sacredness in our daily lives. Today, I discuss how recognizing the sacred in our actions, relationships, and the natural world encourages us to approach life with reverence and respect. Discover how this perspective can help you find meaning and fulfillment in even the most mundane moments, enriching your life and fostering a deeper connection with the divine.

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Jun 6, 2024

In this episode, I address the profound question of how to let the past be the past and find peace with it. I explore the concept that our past is a subjective, filtered version of events and emphasize the importance of focusing on the present moment. By cultivating gratitude for our past experiences and understanding that the only real moment is now, we can create peace and move forward. Listen to the podcast to discover practical steps for embracing this mindset.

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