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518 Stress Management With Warriors At Ease Founder, Molly Birkholm

518 Stress Management With Warriors At Ease Founder, Molly Birkholm

March 29, 2020

Molly Birkholm is a speaker, consultant, yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra teacher trainer, trauma educator, published author, and international show host. Mollys stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations around the world, including the US Department of Defense, JPChase, McKinsey & Company, and the Young Presidents' Organization. She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has trained over 2000 teachers who share yoga and meditation to 65 military bases and VA Centers. She helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for PTSD in the military and other communities affected by trauma, including human trafficking survivors and homeless communities. She is also an iRest Yoga Nidra teacher trainer. Molly teaches trainings and retreats around the world, online on The Great Courses, and as a Featured Teacher & the host of the Womens Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International.

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Most Influential Person

  • Richard Miller

Effect on Emotions

  • “Made me feel emotions with openness and curiosity.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathing is everything.”
  • “Breathing consciously has taught to how to really be alive and to connect to the life force of the universe.”

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Bullying Story

  • “When I was a kid, I moved 10 times before I graduated from high school. Every single time, I got bullied because of the culture from where I came from.”

“I kept changing to fit in. I became a people pleaser.”

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COVID19 Meditation of Confidence

COVID19 Meditation of Confidence

March 27, 2020

This Meditation of Confidence is an audio recording to help us all move through the Global Pandemic. Sit back, relax, and get ready to meditate. We can focus on what we know, on what we can control. We can focus on our breath and our inner strength. Focus on the sounds of nature, the birds and water. Thanks for joining us.

Do you want to share mindfulness with your children? You can help them be more calm and more content. Give them the gift of mindfulness so they will be able to bring peace to their own minds and bodies. Get this book right now: www.MindfulnessMode.com/21ways

517 Start From Zero And Reach Massive Success; Dane Maxwell

517 Start From Zero And Reach Massive Success; Dane Maxwell

March 25, 2020

Dane Maxwell is a serial entrepreneur who has taken his businesses from mere ideas to seven figure companies within a brief period of 5 years. He has gone on to create over 15 millionaires with his teachings. He specializes in helping underdogs start successful businesses. He is the author of the upcoming book Start From Zero which teaches entrepreneurs a new way to build businesses from scratch quickly and without the risk.

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Most Influential Person

  • Wim Hof

Effect on Emotions

  • “It showed me that I'm a little too dramatic.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “If you have any behaviors or habits that you hate, do a Wim Hof breathing when it's at the strongest.”

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  • I hope you're doing ok with lock-downs and social distancing across the globe. Are you a little unsettled? Would you welcome having a dose of contentment in your Life? I have a free meditation for you, Mindful Tribe. It has soothing waves and water to relax you and I my goal is to bring you a level of contentment. Download it here: MindfulnessMode.com/wavesofcontent
COVID19 Relationship Health During The Pandemic; Roman Mironov

COVID19 Relationship Health During The Pandemic; Roman Mironov

March 24, 2020

The COVID19 Pandemic is forcing lockdowns around the globe and relationships are the first to be affected. Some will thrive and some will falter. Roman Mironov is a relationship coach who helps suffering clients move from broken relationships to a place where they enjoy new amazing, warm, close connections. In this episode, we discuss how relationships could be affected and Roman offers some practical strategies to help us all move through this challenge. Roman’s clients say their lives have been transformed and are now centered around love and gratitude. As one of his clients says, “What I like about him most is that he walks the talk; he lives what he teaches”.

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Most Influential Person

  • Bruce Langford

Effect on Emotions

  • Of course it has made me more calm and more disciplined but I think the most important thing is that when I do my mindfulness protocol I teach myself to concentrate on one thought.
  • I take the muscle that I develop through this and use it in the other hours of my day. I can apply it to my work or to any other experience like a conversation.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I do breathing exercises which are based on Wim Hof's method.
  • www.WimHofMethod.com

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Bullying Story

  • I had a short experience with bullying back in grade 4 in Russia.
  • There were 4 boys in my class who came from disfunctional families. One day they decided that we were supposed to pay money to them.
  • One day we gathered in the school yard and one of the good boys was so courageous and he stood up and fought those bad boys.
  • Someone from the good boys group went to their parents and told them and the classroom teacher resolved it very quickly.

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Hey Mindful Tribe, no matter where you are on the planet, if you have children, I expect they’re not in school right now. Do you want to give your children a different focus, a way to introduce mindfulness to your kids in a different, fun way? I have a free book I’ve written filled with mindfulness activities. Download it at www.mindfulnessmode.com/21ways

516 Live Up To Your Potential; Natalie Sisson

516 Live Up To Your Potential; Natalie Sisson

March 22, 2020

Natalie Sisson is a New Zealand-based entrepreneur, author, speaker, host of the ‘Untapped’ podcast and triathlete. She ditched a successful corporate career back in 2010 and co-founded a technology company to monetize her humble, 6-month old blog, The Suitcase Entrepreneur. The result was a multiple-six figure online education platform. In her efforts to continuously innovate, Natalie, the OG of Digital Nomads, has since turned that content and knowledge into 8 different revenue streams including digital products, courses, workshops, international retreats, and coaching. These days, Natalie is passionate about helping others leverage their unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience to earn a living and make an impact from anywhere, simply by being them.

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Most Influential Person

  • Joshua, her partner.  First to take her through a guided meditation.

Effect on Emotions

  • “It has made me able to deal with a lot more of my emotions and helps it dissipate so I can see the reality of the situation.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “It really helps with situations where I could be reactive but I take a couple of good deep breaths in.”
  • “It's a really valuable and easy to use tool.”

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Bullying Story

  • “When I was 13 or 14, I used to walk to school everyday and there were these 2 boys who used to taunt me.”
  • “I've prepared myself for it, I was very calm, I was scared, I said there's absolutely no need to do this, you probably should get to know me before calling me names.”
  • “It could have gone any way but acknowledging and talking to them as human beings was really an important lesson for me to learn.”

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Would you love to be able to fall asleep easily? People have told me, "this is the best way to fall asleep fast". Get the free 'Sleep Naturally' Guided Meditation by Bruce Langford. A deep, easy sleep is yours to enjoy. Drift off to sleep with a calm, gentle voice. Rest comfortably, with less effort.
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COVID19 Calm Guided Meditation

COVID19 Calm Guided Meditation

March 20, 2020

Today, I offer a guided meditation where
I will help find your calm, your place of peace.
I’m going to take you to a place where calm exists constantly.

Let’s take a walk. We’ve arrived at a wooded area where
the trees and the plants are vibrant and full of life,
The air is fresh and clean and
there are huge, healthy ferns all along the pathway.

The ferns and plants are covering the floor of the forest.
You walk casually, you feel calm. The level of calm is increasing by the minute,
You notice a feeling of relaxation in your forehead and eyes.

Your jaw begins to relax. You pause and enjoy the feeling of letting go,
Letting go of tension and stress, letting go of what’s not feeding and nourishing you.
You remember to notice your breath and you are grateful as you fill your lungs with air.

This is a calm, relaxing, peaceful place.
Your gratitude level increases and you feel strong and in control.
The pathway is leading you toward a beautiful sound,
the sound of water, the sound of waves.

You walk a little more and the sound increases,
The sound is feeding your soul and ….
(Listen to the audio to hear more of this guided meditation)

Do you want to become more calm, relaxed, peaceful, and content? If so, you can learn how by downloading this free 'Waves of Content' Meditation by Bruce Langford. Unlock the secrets of calm by downloading the meditation here at MindfulnessMode.com/wavesofcontent

515 Beyond Ever After; Catherine Weissenberg and Jocelyn Montanaro

515 Beyond Ever After; Catherine Weissenberg and Jocelyn Montanaro

March 18, 2020

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Most Influential Person

  • Catherine: Eugene Gendlin

Effect on Emotions

  • Jocelyn: “Before this, I was much more of a control freak than I am now, I don't worry like I used to, I am much calmer that I used to be.”
  • Jocelyn: “I feel safer.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Jocelyn: “Now that you said that, I'm going to be thinking about breathing all the time.”

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COVID19 Strength Guided Meditation

COVID19 Strength Guided Meditation

March 16, 2020

I’m Bruce Langford, host of Mindfulness Mode. I'm here to share a meditation of strength; a meditation to help you move through this COVID19 situation. This is a time for strength, confidence, and empowerment. And you have these within you. You may not feel it right now, but that strength is within you.

This is a time to focus on what we do have control over. We can choose what we focus on. We will choose strength. We will choose to accept social distancing because its the right thing at this time. Let’s get started with the meditation.

Make sure you’re comfortable, in a chair or on a cushion. Sit upright, so your spine is straight. Sit with confidence. If you're driving a car or operating machinery, listen to this meditation later.

Begin to breathe deeply, take a breath in, and then let it go. Breathe in through your nose if possible, if not, just breathe comfortably in, then out. Remember - you have control over your breath, this is important to remember, breathe, just breathe.

Now is a time to acknowledge nature. Think of your most precious memory in nature. Think of a tree, or a leaf, think of a grassy field, the sounds of the birds, I’m adding nature sounds to the meditation here. 

Enjoy the feeling of being immersed in nature. It’s just you, amid the trees and the plants. 

As you breathe, you appreciate the fresh, ozone-rich air, it feels like the most healthy fuel imaginable. You feel appreciation that you have this beautiful air to breathe.

You take a step and look around you. You see a faint path and you decide to go there. It feels right. You begin to walk on the path and you see it becomes more visible. This trail has obviously been walked before. You stop briefly to observe the greenery, to notice the trees, to feel the faint breeze on your cheeks. You fill your lungs with air. You feel alive and vibrant.  

You are enjoying this very moment in time. It feels right to be where you are. You begin to walk briskly and you feel your body strengthening. You feel confident.

Just then, a feeling of gratitude sweeps your body. You’re grateful for every leaf, every tree, every detail of nature. You are incredibly grateful for this moment. You know that you are meant to be here, right now. You are exactly what you are meant to be. 

You begin to loosen and relax the muscles in your face. The area around your forehead and your eyes become more relaxed. You experience a letting go in your cheeks and jaw. The feeling of letting go is wildly real. 

With every breath, you feel more and more confident that you’re in the right place. Confident that you are meant to be strong and be filled with joy. Let that joy permeate your cells.

The joy you are feeling is unexplainable. And you know it is just there, with no need for explanation. The joy is moving on to playfulness and you notice you are feeling almost child-like in the way you are letting go. Letting go of everything except gratitude and joy.

In your mind, you are running and jumping and celebrating and breathing in the fresh air of life. You know that you will remember this exact feeling. No matter what thoughts may come up for you, you have the power to bring back this beautiful feeling of exhilaration. 

You are grateful to be alive because you know you can support others. You can bring happiness and peace to those around you. To those you love and who love you. 

The feeling of love sweeps through you and lands in your heart. You’ve felt it before and now it’s returned. You love that feeling because you know it validates you. It gives you strength and confidence. 

You take another breath, deeply, you hold it comfortably and then release it slowly. As you release the air, you release what’s no longer needed, you release tension and stress. In its place, you immediately feel a rush of strength and confidence. 

You know you are meant to be confident. You know you are strong and you can move through challenges. You paste this feeling of strength into your mind as a memory you can pull up at any time.

You continue to embrace the sounds of nature coming from all around you. You know that this place is perfect right now. You inhale, slowly and with confidence. Hold the breath and then begin to slowly exhale.

This meditation is concluding and you still feel immense gratitude flooding your body.

Take one more breath as the meditation ends. When you’re ready, slowly outstretch your arms, prepare to stand. You can reconnect with me on the Mindfulness Mode podcast at www.MindfulnessMode.com or through an app like Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Thanks for listening to this guided meditation. Peace to you. Namaste.

514 Chakra Healing For Transformation With Dr. Susan Shumsky

514 Chakra Healing For Transformation With Dr. Susan Shumsky

March 15, 2020

Susan Shumsky can help anyone become a psychic or clairvoyant if that’s what they truly want. She has dedicated her life to helping people take control of their lives and to do that she uses her expertise in the human potential field. She has taught meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition to thousands of individuals worldwide. Susan has written 17 books and has recently released two new books: Third Eye Meditations: Awaken Your Mind, Spirit, and Intuition”  and “The Big Book of Chakras and Chakra Healing: How to Unlock Your Seven Energy Centers for Healing, Happiness, and Transformation. For over two decades, her mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation and guru of the Beatles. She served on Maharishi's personal staff for 6 years.

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Most Influential Person

  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Peter Myer

Effect on Emotions

  • “The main thing in attaining higher awareness or experiencing who you really are, that that brings you to a space of tranquility.”
  • “Tranquility is the easiest thing to ask for.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathing is part of everybody's daily life.”
  • “Just taking a few deep breaths can help you calm down.”

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513 A Miserable To Magnificent Marriage; Sam and Paddy Cullinane

513 A Miserable To Magnificent Marriage; Sam and Paddy Cullinane

March 11, 2020

Sam and Paddy Cullinane have personal, real-life experience at taking marriage from miserable to magnificent. In fact, that is the title of their new book, Marriage: From Miserable To Magnificent. They were so miserable they went so far as to sign divorce papers. Due to an incredible turn of events, they are now one of the happiest couples they know. Their book is told in a practical, yet humorous format presented as He Said, She Said and followed by the science to support their conclusions (They Say). They share formulas to deal with conflict, arguments and fighting as well as a simple solution to improve your sex life. Sam and Paddy are also hosts of ‘The Not-So-Perfect Couple’ podcast.

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Most Influential Person

  • Patrick: Sam Cullinane
  • Sam: Julianna Raye of Unified Mindfulness

Effect on Emotions

  • Sam: Well, mindfulness allows me to understand what I'm feeling to begin with because I think a lot of times I just let, I realized now that I've let my emotions sort of push me around in my life. Now I recognize I'm not my emotions. They are something that happens to me. So those recognitions have changed my life entirely.
  • Patrick: The feelings are real, but how you choose to react to the feelings, that's what you have control over. So the emotion is typically your choice in reaction or your body's physical reaction to the feelings.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Patrick: Well, that's interesting because we spent a day with a Peruvian Shaman last year who talked to us about breathing and ever since he was talking to us about it, I see it. I'm like, oh my God, somebody told us about this last year and so he was talking to us about this now and so you know how the universe conspires to put things in front of you once you figure it out. Um, but yeah, we will use just taking a normal breath in a day where we're doing what, 28 percent capacity of our lungs and feeding your body. And so just forcing yourself to breathe when I feel any stress or laying there having trouble sleeping or any of that, I just breathe. I try to maximize my lung capacity, hold it for a little bit, oxygenate my body and then breathe out. Then I have to do that, focus on my breathing when I meditate.
  • Sam: It's amazing, but as soon as I take my mind to my breath, I'm in the moment. It's immediate. So I love to use that in meditation. I use it if I get frustrated, I focus on the breath. Breath is instrumental in my life and my mindfulness practice.

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  • Book: Marrige: From Miserable to Magnificent by Sam Cullinane
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