Taming Inner Dragons Promotes Greater Peace, Calmness, and Self-Control

Updated: Jul 31, 2021

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I recently came across this quiz. Ok, it was last night. I did the quiz last night. After taking the quiz, I skimmed my results. I waited to read the results this morning because I didn’t want to take a chance of being triggered right before going to sleep last night.

After reading my results this morning, I ordered the book, and read the first part of the book (on the free download) all within an hour. I’m amazed at the insightfulness that the little quiz brought. I read the reviews for the book and jumped right in. My book should be here tomorrow! I can’t wait. I've been wanting a new book.

When I sat down to work on a blog I have almost written on Metabolic Syndrome, I just couldn’t get the book- and its promises to help with ‘taming inner dragons” out of my mind. So I decided to do this post now because there’s a live Zoom with Dr. Daniel Amen on March 17 that I want to share with you- more on that in a moment.


I have a love-hate relationship with stress. I love learning about the effects of stress on health- so I can do something about it. I love learning new healthy promoting habits, undoing the adverse effects of stress from my past, and creating a new life- a new me where stress (trauma, negative memories) and its damaging effects no longer hold me down- nor back any more.

I hate the pandemic of unresolved, chronic, ongoing, and damaging effects of stress. I hate that so many people stay trapped, stuck, or act out a place from their stressful past or current circumstances.

All that is to say, I’m excited about Dr. Amen’s book because it teaches what else we can do to triumph over stress. Let me share a bit about Dr. Daniel Amen’s newest book, “Your Brain is Always Listening.

The title might not be that appealing, but it’s true. Issues with the brain- the way we think, mental effects from past trauma, neurotransmitter imbalances, etc.- are sometimes some of the missing pieces of our health puzzle.

I haven’t shared about brain retraining in any blogs yet, but it’s a subject that I’m studying not only for myself but also to share with my clients.

Because ... many of us know that we ‘should’ be eating healthily, focusing on positive thoughts, doing healthy habits, and exercising. But how many of us find ourselves tripped up or self-sabotaging our efforts?

[insert pointing upward hand emoji here] ^ That is what Dr. Amen’s book promises to help us with. Let me share some insightful words from the quiz’s landing page.

"Did you know the influences of your past are stealing your happiness?

Your past can also play havoc with your relationships, your health and causing you tons of unnecessary stress.

Once you identify and can recognize these dragons, you can break bad habits, shut down self-defeating thoughts, shore up your capacity to cope with uncertainty, reduce your vulnerability to schemers, and heal addictions.

In fact, taming your dragons is essential for good mental health because when they control your brain, your entire life suffers." -www.knowyourdragons."

I love his work and have found help from many of his books and teachings- especially on killing A.N.T.s (automatic negative thoughts).

Take the quiz for yourself. Read the results. If it resonates, buy the book here.

Carpe Diem (make the most of the present time)

Here are some steps you can do -- right now.

  1. Take Dr. Daniel Amen's "Know Your Dragons" quiz. See if you have any “inner dragons” that need taming.

  2. Grab the book, "Your Brain is Always Listening" by Dr. Daniel Amen now to get the bonuses.

  3. Make the decision to restore your health.

To help you get started…

Here is a shameless plug for my newly revised book, Stress Less SOS Action Guide on Amazon. If you’re not sure where to start taking your life and health back from stress, grab your copy of my easy-to-read action guide with 14 quick and powerfully effective ways to not only relieve stress but also to prevent it. It's on sale for $4.99.

Here’s to your health!


"Heal the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to the future." - Missy Rankin, CTNC, CHC

Missy Rankin, CTNC, CHC

Certified Transformation Coach

Certified Hormone Coach



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