The Self-Care Soother
By Suzanne Falter
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It’s a harried world out there, so come in and relax with the Self Care Soother. Suzanne Falter’s new podcast is all about simple self-care practices you can do every day … no matter how busy you are. She’ll read healing essays, interview helpful self-care experts, and end each show with a brief visualization. So you face the world again feeling grounded, peaceful and strong. Each episode is 30 minutes of soul soothing that make you say …. ahhhhhh ….
||CleanSelf Care Rituals for a Thriving New Year||Join me for an episode that’s all focused on how to make the most of the New Year’s mojo. I start with an essay about the specific lessons I learned when my slate was wiped clean several years back. (And boy … there were a lot of them!) These...||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas in Paris … a Petit Bonbon for You||Sometimes here at the Self-Care Soother, we just need to kick back and enjoy ourselves. Which is, of course, a critical part of self-care as well. One of my favorite places in the world is Paris, a city I have taken to spending a month or two in every..||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Max Your Self-Care During the Holidays||In this episode, I’m focusing on self-care during the holidays. Specifically, I kick things off with my essay, “How to Survive Dysfunctional Family Get-Togethers (the Buddhist Version.)” It’s a perennial favorite, updated here to reflect some...||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeveloping a Stress-Proof Brain with Dr. Melanie Greenberg||In this episode, we take another cut against the ever-present anxiety in our world by talking about brain health. I begin by reading ‘The Very Temporary Nature of Suffering’ from my book, Surrendering to Joy. It’s just a reminder that no matter...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaring to Challenge Panic and Anxiety – a chat with Barry McDonagh||In this episode, I expand our work on anxiety and panic, and just plain old worrying, with an essay of my own and a very informative chat. My essay, Soothing Thoughts for People With Anxiety, shares a few of my own perspectives on the subject. And yes..||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Manage Your Anxiety with Helen Odessky||Anxiety is everywhere. These days, 40 million Americans have experienced anxiety and/or panic. So we’re looking at how to deal with both of them in this episode. I begin with an essay I wrote last year called, ‘The Secret to Relaxing About Life’..||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre We a Nation of Addicts? (And What to Do About It)||In this episode I begin by sharing an essay I wrote called ‘In Praise of Reality.’ It gets directly to the theme of this episode, Addiction. Because when we are parked in fantasy, avoiding or painting a rosy picture of everything … we get lost....||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-Care for #Me Too Feminists – With Suzanne||I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the convergence of self-care and #metoo feminism. It seems like self-care is needed more than ever in our fragile, conflicted world. Perhaps most especially in this era where women are speaking out, and...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Tech Neck … and Your Emotions – with Robert Adamich||Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This episode is all about emotional presence – and learning how to cope with the repercussions when you’re not so present. I’ll begin with an essay I wrote called ‘How to Find the Lessons Hidden in Everyday...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJournaling Our Way Back to Sanity – An Interview with Leesa Renee Hall||Leesa Renee Hall is many things – activist, leader, questioner, writer, filmmaker, teacher … and she’s an old friend of mine. This free-ranging conversation covers a lot of ground, especially in the aftermath of the testimony by Dr. Ford and...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Rest & Relaxation Episode - A Conversation with Karen Brody||Welcome to the most relaxing moment you’ve had in a long time! We’re talking about rest and just plain chilling out in this episode. I start with an essay I wrote called ‘The Secret to Relaxing About Life’ … cause, hey, it’s all...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListening to Your Heart & Art Journals. With Amy Maricle.||I begin this episode by sharing an essay I wrote, What If You Can’t Hear Your Heart’s Desire. Honestly, we KNOW we’re supposed to follow our hearts … but do we? And what if we can’t freaking hear it because the world is just too noisy? You...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Caregivers Can Take Better Care of Themselves, with Loren Gelberg-Goff||Anger for People Who Never Get Mad In this essay, I share my personal experiences about learning to handle anger – even though I was told to ‘never get angry … ever’ as a child. Perhaps you relate? Turns out life is a LOT more relaxed when you..||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow a Recovering Perfectionist Deals with Her To Do’s||In this episode I take you inside my usually overstuffed To Do list, and we look at why To Do lists in general get so damn packed. If yours is like mine, it accumulates a whole lot of extra stuff that’s basically impossible to complete. And that...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Peace in the Garden with Fran Sorin||I love flowers … and I love to grow beautiful plants. So naturally, I began to make the connection between self-care and that happy, contented feeling I get in my garden. Here are a few shots from the garden to share what I mean. This summer I’m...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Incredible Benefit of Foam Rollers with Sue Hitzmann||We all accumulate stress, especially if we’re extremely busy women. And sometimes that stress moves on to become chronic pain – or worse, strange symptoms pop up like a sudden inability to digest milk or stay asleep at night. The solution is as...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUncovering the Gold in Your Life – a Self-Care Essential with Suzanne Falter||In this episode, I share some personal stories and some insights about telling the truth in my life and what that did for me. In the opening essay, I talk about a class I taught some years back about personal essay writing – and what it taught me...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Simple Joy of Being Alive … with Vidya Sury||It is not often that I get to actually meet the interesting people who are out there sharing their hearts and minds online. And especially not when they live on the other side of the world. But for Vidya Sury – a prolific commenter on life and...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Secret Healing Superpower We All Have (But May Not Know About) … with Galitta||Galitta is unique – a singer who combines very personal, very creative work with an almost magical healing vibe that includes Kabala, shamanism, and more. Galitta translates those healing tools into art forms … which you can experience firsthand...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Overproduce? A Conversation with Laura Coe||Join Suzanne as she reads a healing essay, How to Unplug and Rest When You’re Way Too Busy. We’ve all been there – frazzled, panicked, and overwhelmed. Believe it or not, you can find pockets of rest. Even in a state of extreme busy-ness. I...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-Care for Extremely Busy Women – The Basics||In this episode, I share how my childhood affected my need to overdo and overachieve … and how I’ve been resolving that for myself. And why so many of us feel ashamed if we don’t constantly empty out our endless To Do lists – and how Teal...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearning to Love Yourself and Your Body||I share an essay I wrote in 2016, inspired by deciding I had done enough – and worked enough – and evolved enough – and just plain was enough to deserve my own self-love. The antidote to all that overdoing we tend to engage in … I also talk to..||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Unhook from Your Phone and Social Media||Give Your Brain a Rest!||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Wow. Just wow.
I discovered Suzanne’s podcast just when I needed it most. She and her guests are like loving, sage friends and advisors. It is as though ideas, their compassion and their peace are transmitted to my heart through the “magical” podcast airwaves. Bless all of you. And thank you.
Soothing is Right
Suzanne and her guests offer fantastic and realistic ways to lower stress. I love listening while driving, and I’ve even pulled over to participate in the short meditations at the end of each episode.