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When you think of yourself, what first comes to mind? Is the thought negative and critical or positive and empowering? When our inner critic determines so much of who we are, it’s essential that we make every effort possible to have encouraging self-talk. Cynthia Kane, author and self-talk advocate, shares just how to tap into your internal chaos and build an inner dialogue that helps you thrive.

Cynthia’s the author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist and her latest book, Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist, was just released. She’s a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor dedicated to helping men and women change their communication routines so they feel in control of their words and understood at home and work. Cynthia’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, BBC Travel, Yoga Journal, Women’s Day and so much more. She offers workshops, private coaching, and a certification program in intentional communication.

The journey to a happy life starts within–let’s go!

Key Takeaways:

Happy self-talk. Sometimes you can get lost in a dark place where your inner dialogue’s bursting with negativity. You may look around for someone to talk to, to reason with, to help you through this rough path but the first person to start with is simple–YOU. Take THIS first step to begin a round of positive self-talk…[07:25].

Critical self-talk. Cynthia describes negative self-talk as any type of talk that promotes suffering. It’s something we’re conditioned to from the world around us. Not anymore! Now that you’re on your way to creating a healthier self-dialogue, banish self-judgment for good by avoiding this ONE destructive pattern along the way…[19:28].

Healing self-talk. Your self-identity encapsulates everything you feel, think, and believe that you are. When you care and think well about yourself, you’re connected in a manner that’s empowering and in doing so, you reflect that empathetic nature to those around you. The SECRET to getting there is this…[27:40].

 

Figuring out our style of communication can help us start to see our self-talk. Check out Cynthia’s Quiz: What’s Your Communication Style. 
Want to go even deeper? Mention the One Idea Away podcast to receive 15% off Cynthia’s Intentional Communication Certification Program!

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.