Dec 26, 2018
We often find ourselves in situations where we react with
frustration. Mary and Cate chat about the potential that we all
possess to transform our frustration into a much better
alternative: amusement. The truth is that we all have “buttons”
that trigger emotional responses in a patterned way. By taking the
initiative to become aware of our triggers and reactions, we can
encounter a new perspective. Mary discusses her own experience with
developing a new understanding of her own negative reactions. By
knowing her own triggers and what made them worse, she discovered
the possibility of redirecting that negative energy into amusement
instead. Cate addresses the fact that we often are engendering
those negative emotions with foods that bring out the worse. There
are many factors that influence our reactions, and the more that we
do to minimize those factors, the more likely it is that a change
in perspective will make a positive impact on our level of
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
- How we can better deal with frustration
- Why our diet can influence emotions
- How our perspective impacts our reaction
Links Mentioned in Episode
- 31:40 – In modern life, we are often pulled in so many
different directions that we don’t have time to just sit and relax.
We have an opportunity to build strength in our core and get more
grounded and centered by simply changing our perspective.
- 35:55 – When it comes to our very intense emotions, stirring
them up can reveal a deep reaction pattern. We can take advantage
of this realization to become more aware of what it is that is
triggering us to react in a certain way.
- 38:30 – Everyone walks around with “buttons” that can easily be
triggered by those around us. We must become aware of those
triggers that exist in order to address our reactions.
- 40:40 – Emotions can be addressed by looking at our diet
patterns. By avoiding foods that engender those negative emotions,
we can gain more control about how we interact with the world
- “We just get tired of going in so many different directions.” –
- “It’s always already available.” – Cate Stillman
- ”I think so often we think that something outside of us is
causing our frustration.” – Mary Thompson
- “If I am still blaming someone else for my emotions, there is
something that I don’t know.” – Mary Thompson
- “It goes from frustration to amusement to amazement.” – Mary
Mary Thompson has been teaching Ayurveda for more than 20 years.
Driven to find answers after a health challenge, Mary found them in
the Ayurvedic principles. She then committed to sharing these
principles with others so they, too, could find a path to better
health on all levels.