348 Using The BodyMind To Heal; Author Elisabeth Misner

August 16, 2018

Elisabeth Misner is a Natural Health Practitioner and Meditation Leader. She teaches at the Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, TX, as well as at various retreats and conferences around the world. Her latest book, Healing Begins in the Kitchen, tells the story of how her husband, BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, healed prostate cancer using diet, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. Not long after his recovery, she was also diagnosed with cancer and applied everything she had learned with her husband and more to bring herself back to health with no surgery or radiation. Beth’s focus on the BodyMind is helping many others to heal quickly and naturally from a variety of conditions.

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  • Website: www.BethMisner.com
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Most Influential Person

  • Adyashanti  www.adyashanti.org

Effect on Emotions

  • Oh, mindfulness has really given me a perspective that emotion is just an emotion. It doesn't control me and I don't have to act on it.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • First of all, I love breathing. I'm a big fan of breathing.
  • How has it affected my mind? It slows me down. I think it slows my thoughts down and when I have the breath to focus on, it really helps me stay in the present. It's a big cue for me for mindfulness.

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Bullying Story

  • I do have a couple of stories about bullying as it relates to this experience. In the first example, I wasn't quite as competent yet with my mindfulness. It was a very stressful experience. I actually had a very strong reaction was with the oncologist that I went to in the very beginning.
  • She really bullied me and even Ivan couldn't believe how she bullied me and was telling me, you know, what are all these vitamins you're taking, you might be hurting yourself and you know, we're going to do it this way and I'm gonna have you do that so I know what kind of chemotherapy to give you. She was being a bully to me and I was asking questions and wanting to get more information and wanting to slow down and she, you know, push, push, push and bullying me.
  • And I literally left her office and went into shock. I felt, well, literally going into shock is a little bit different than having a reaction where your immune system; your adrenaline is flowing and you're shaking. It was that kind of a thing, like I was in a state of shock.
  • The next time that happened to me, I had a completely different experience and this happened online. I was working in one of the healing cancer naturally facebook groups that I'm in.
  • There was a doctor in that group who really flamed me. I was sharing my experience. I wasn't telling anybody else this is what you have to do. And he really blamed me and I gently, with love and tenderness, I stood up for myself and I said, you know, with all due respect, this is not appropriate for you to be speaking to me this way, you know.
  • And ultimately what happened was the lady who started the group, banned him from the group because he had been flaming other people as well. She stepped in to kind of protect us from his vitreal, which was very, very nice.
  • But I can see the reaction with me was very different and maybe it was because it wasn't face to face and I was already well on the way to recovery.
  • All of those dynamics were different, but I can pinpoint that being mindful really had me in my experience and his perspective and opinion did not rattle me at all.

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347 Muse Brain-Sensing Headband Creator, Chris Aimone

August 13, 2018

Chris Aimone is an inventor, an engineer, and a visionary. The Muse, brain-sensing headband for meditation is a creation of the company he co-founded called Interaxon. Chris' creative and design practices span many fields including architecture, alternative energy, augmented reality, imaging, music, and robotics. Chris holds a masters in engineering and computer science from the University of Toronto.

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Most Influential Person

  • My Mother.

Effect on Emotions

  • I would say I'm a much happier person now as a result of being introduced to mindfulness. I think this really comes from understanding myself that much better and understanding how to live in a way where I don't have as much conflict with myself.
  • [Mindfulness has given me] the capacity to really understand how other people are experiencing things. This makes for a much more frictionless flow in life. It feels great.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • The breath is fascinating. I've recently played more with intentional breath work where breath is sort of an energetic tool to influence your nervous system.
  • In my mindfulness practice, just recognizing that there is an automatic function of your breathing and a conscious aspect of breathing and simply watching your breath really isn't so easy.
  • There is a really amazing rabbit hole there just to discover what it's like to try to simply observe the breath and not influence it. It's a beautiful biofeedback tool.
  • And so Muse is a biofeedback tool, but actually, the practice of meditation is like deep biofeedback at work because of the things that we use to anchor our attention.

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Bullying Story

  • Like I said in the beginning, mindfulness for me is all about awareness and a big part of that is self-awareness. I think for an individual who might be a bully, for example, growing some deeper self-awareness, really provides an opportunity to understand what's happening and how your actions are being received.
  • [Also], what those actions are and what they're related to in your own emotional experience. I think being aware of something is the first step in change. If you can't see what's happening there can be no interest in being any different.
  • Seeing what's happening provides an opportunity to become interested and motivated to do things differently. That in itself doesn't allow you to change necessarily, but it certainly can make you aware of what's happening.
  • So I think that's a really important first step is just expanding some inner awareness. You can actually see what's happening emotionally and how it's manifesting in action, even as a retrospective.
  • So I think doing any kind of inner practice, you know, out of context where you're just with yourself can be perhaps simple enough.
  • The things that come up in meditation seem to be better received and you can hear them more clearly. And so that's the really great first step in that someone who is being bullied, it's both an inner and an outer awareness that comes into play.

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346 Physiotherapy With Positive Mindset; Aleksandra Nenadic

August 8, 2018

Aleksandra Nenadic is a physiotherapist and in her practice, she encourages her patients to be active participants in their own recovery process. Her clinic focuses on promoting fast recovery from injuries with a tailored treatment plan and a positive mindset. Aleksandra is mindful about educating her patients to achieve long-lasting relief and overall physical well-being. Her goal is to provide the best possible treatment and information to patients with various musculoskeletal conditions to help them recover well and fast. Aleksandra believes that everything is possible when you set your mind to it.

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Most Influential Person

  • My Aunt.

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness helps me be able to better recognize my emotions and therefore deal with them better.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I meditate on a daily basis or try to meditate on a daily basis. And so that keeps me sort of in tune with my emotions, with myself, with my feelings and so it helps a lot.

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Bullying Story

  • That's so funny that you ask because I just read an article the other day about a group of young aboriginal boys hockey team that were playing at a tournament in Quebec City,
  • This was not long ago and the article was describing how the referees, the players from the opposing team, as well as some of the people who were watching the game, were calling these young boys all kinds of names. And I thought that was very unfortunate. This ties in a little bit.
  • I think we should be more accepting of other people's beliefs, cultures and backgrounds.
  • And I think that if these people that were bullying had been more respectful or mindful of these boys, they would have realized that there was no need for behavior like that.

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345 Real Transformation: It’s Not What You Think; Wendy Yellen

August 6, 2018

Wendy Yellen is named one of the International Top Three Transformational Experts in her field. Wendy has studied emotional release bodywork and many other traditional and non-traditional forms of healing from masters around the world. Wendy walked away from a successful psychotherapy practice when she discovered the Holy Grail of transformation work called Eidetics. This practice, based on ancient Greek knowledge and 21st Century science, enables business people and creatives to unlock their full potential and remove the weight of old, often unseen vulnerabilities which have been holding them back.

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Effect on Emotions

  • My emotions? Well, again, I'll go back to my husband. We've been together 40 years almost.
  • This is true, I'm not proud of it. I was mentally divorcing him. Sometimes it felt like about 80 percent of the time; in my head. I mean rehearsing when I would say it, but I never did it. Thank goodness, because I feel so in love with him now and I see him as a person.
  • I feel love in my heart in ways which I didn't allow before and part of that has been through eidetic images where saw what I was doing to him in an image where it was irrefutable and impossible to ignore. And it just broke my heart what I was doing. It just, it was horrible.
  • And so by being more mindful of when those automatic responses were coming up and taking a moment and choosing a house of love and letting other things bubble up in me.
  • Now what happens is sometimes I catch him singing for no reason at all and the problem is I don't know if he was always singing or I just didn't hear it.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • You might be surprised to hear [that it isn't part of my mindfulness practice]. It isn't a specific part where I focus on it, but it is a place that has changed in me and certainly when I am stopping, I'm definitely paying more attention to my breath, but it is not a place that I pay conscious attention to most of the time. I'm much more paying attention to, let's say some of the spiritual images that are coming to me through eidetics. That's more my focus.

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Bullying Story

  • So I thought a lot about this question. In fact, I had a conversation with my husband in the car about it yesterday and I thought, well, I could talk about Emily and I could talk about the kid in the pool in Japan and I could talk about being Jewish, but none of those stories have the juice of what I'm about to say.
  • I think the worst bullying we do is the bullying we do to ourselves in our own head. We live there so much of the time; I also think it's that bullying that can put us at risk for letting other people believe us because we have that Achilles heel. We have that sensitivity. We have that place where we're not coming from that same confidence. It can be so cruel sometimes.
  • I hear things coming out of people's mouths and I think if anybody else said that they would be up in arms. If they said that about somebody else [it would be unacceptable], but yet the way we talk to ourselves is cruel, so cruel. So I think that is real bullying.

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344 Mindfulness For All; The Dream of Andy Hobson

August 2, 2018

Andy Hobson combines mindfulness and music to make mindfulness accessible to all. He’s been meditating for over 17 years and has been teaching mindfulness to groups and individuals for 9 years. Before becoming a mindfulness teacher, Andy worked as a professional drummer and has toured the world playing in a number of successful bands. It was during this time that he began to study Buddhism and explored a more spiritual path. Andy now brings his two main passions, mindfulness teaching and music, together with his guided meditations.

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Effect on Emotions

  • [Mindfulness has helped me be] less up and down. More level. More like this rather than like that. (Andy motions with his hands to show more even and consistent rather than more rolling and up and down).

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is a huge part of my mindfulness practice. It's everything. It's what I turn to during the day. It's something I use a lot during my meditation, but it is my kind of home place to go to if I'm having a difficult conversation with someone or anything. I get my breath while I'm still listening to them. I'm going to pause my breathing.

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Bullying Story

  • Yeah, I was bullied, definitely, a lot. I think a lot of kids are. It wasn't really for a long time or anything really bad, but it was enough. I still remember it, you know, I was in secondary school and I was a small kid and you know, I wasn't great at sports and things like that and it was just a little group of lads who used to pick on me.
  • Nothing huge, but, when I think back at it, it had an impact. But there was nothing really around at that time. There was no one you could talk to, so you'd kind of swallow it and then deal with it later on.
  • Later, I did a lot of temp jobs and when you're a temp, you're at the bottom of the ladder, and people can be bitter because they kind of know you're moving onto something else probably.
  • I think at that time I was more of aware of it and I used to name stuff and it usually used to clear it up, and I'd say, oh, you're really annoyed today, or something like that. I'd just pick up on it and run with it. I'd let them know that this was not okay. Sometimes I'd say, hey, talk to me about that. That kind of worked and it definitely works with children as well actually.

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343 Find Peace With 365 Days of Happiness; Jacqueline Pirtle

July 30, 2018

Jacqueline Pirtle wrote the book on happiness. In fact, she has helped hundreds of clients get into a “high for life” frequency so they can become happy anywhere at any time. Her book on happiness is called 365 Days of Happiness, and her extensive research on the topic affirms that if you have happiness in your life, your health will peak, you will experience abundance and your life will shift to a more positive place. Jacqueline’s background is in health, wellness, holistic medicine, energy healing, law of attraction, and happiness. She holds international wellness degrees and is internationally certified as a Reiki Master. She is also founder of FreakyHealer.com

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Most Influential Person

  • My husband and family.

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness affects my emotions in the way that I am not a prisoner of any emotion that I have.
  • Mindfulness let's me say okay. I'm not feeling good right now, what am I going to do about it. So it makes me free as a bird.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is one of the most healing tools I think that's out there. And also becoming aware that every breath you take is your life, right?
  • You think your life is getting up in the morning, going to work. Actually it's breathing, right? So I concentrate on my breathing a lot.

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied a lot because I was a red head girl was growing up in Europe where red hair was still kinda associated with witchcraft and that kind of stuff. So I was bullied and teased a lot and had very little friends was alone a lot.
  • If mindfulness would have been present [and we'd had the idea that] we're all connected and the hurt and trauma they initiated and that they actually bullied themselves too because it never makes you feel good afterwards.
  • You carry that energy in every single cell of yourself. Mindfulness would have made things nicer for me. For me, I am who I am because of my story, because of my journey and with all the ups and downs, and different bullying situations, different health issues, you know, with me being a mom, right?
  • And having teenagers and they go to school and they're bullied; with all of that together though, that's my journey and it made me who I am today. That's why this book exists, for instance, right? That's why I do what I do.

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342 Transform Loss Into Legacy With Mindfulness; Sandra Millers Younger

July 26, 2018

Sandra Millers Younger helps people build personal resilience as a result of a tragedy she experienced. In 2003, she lost her home and nearly her life in a catastrophic California wildfire. Her book about the disaster, “The Fire Outside My Window,” is praised by Amazon reviewers and studied by top-level emergency professionals. After the fire, Sandra discovered personal resilience is both a natural strength and a skill set we can build like a muscle. Combining her own experience with leading academic research, she developed The ComeBACK Formula™—five common-sense practices that transform disaster into opportunity and loss into legacy. Sandra now shares her resilience-boosting message as an international speaker and frequent media guest.

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  • Website: www.SandraYounger.com
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Most Influential Person

  • Richard Rohr, Author

Effect on Emotions

  • I will say very briefly that for much of my life because of childhood influences, I was plagued by anxiety and even depression and mindfulness has enabled me to realize that most of that came from distorted thinking. That was not anything relevant to the moment that in the moment I was just fine and all of that other talk, self talk was really not even true. I didn't have to pay attention to that and that really has, has helped me be much more content and I'm secure, emotionally.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is so easy and in fact, when I give keynotes and workshops on the ComeBACK formula, this is one of the practices that I recommend because it's easy and it's nonthreatening.
  • There are all kinds of different ways as you know, that are projected to do this and recommended, but if you just focus very simply on taking a deep breath in and holding it for just a second and then letting it out, it does calm us down.
  • It's a physiological as well as mental and emotional intervention and it's totally self guided and possible. So breathing slowly and consciously and mindfully is a great, great practice.

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Bullying Story

  • I have been very fortunate in my life not to have been the subject of bullying to a great extent.
  • I already mentioned that there was that manager who was probably the closest that I came to bullying. She was out of control.
  • The more I think about this in this mindful moment, the more I think that really was bullying. She was bullying the entire team, our entire office and eventually to the degree that she got bounced out of her position. But not before she did a lot of damage.
  • And that was before the fire. It was before I was able to learn these deeper lessons and I didn't really handle it well.
  • There was a time that I remember I was kind of toe to toe yelling. I mean, we were yelling back and forth. It was that bad.
  • Well, how can I not say I've never been bullied when I'd forgotten about this? Okay. So you brought it back and if I had been more mindful, certainly in she had been more mindful that never would've happened.
  • You know, I think mindfulness also leads us to compassion because if we're mindful of not just what's going on in the here and now with us, but with others around us, we can see the situation more from their perspective even if we don't agree with that perspective. And certainly there was not a lot of that.
  • So had I been more mindful in those days, I probably would have let a lot more of that slide. I would not have been so personally offended and, and defending myself, which really didn't do any good.

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341 An Answer To Cancer Revealed By BNI Founder Dr. Ivan Misner

July 23, 2018

Dr. Ivan Misner the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer for BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. He has been called the "Father of Modern Networking" by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts to Watch” by Forbes. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 22 books. Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and was recently the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award. Dr. Misner's experience with prostate cancer resulted in the publishing of a book with his wife, Elisabeth called, Healing Begins In The Kitchen. Dr. Misner's 'Givers Gain' attitude has allowed him to share openly about his path and choices regarding comprehensive health care to move into wellness.

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  • My wife, Elisabeth Misner. She's the one that really got me back into meditation. She's a Tai Chi instructor and meditation instructor at the Austin Spa resort.

Effect on Emotions

  • I think mindfulness has centered me more because that whole concept of 'be here now'.
  • One of my strengths is I'm a dog with a bone. I'm very persistent.
  • One of my weaknesses is that I'm a dog with a bone, you know, I'm very persistent and that persistence can play out in a lack of mindfulness.
  • That is, you become so singularly focused on something that you're not paying attention to things around you. And so the whole concept of be here now, is in a book I've written that's going to be coming out later this year called 'Who's In Your Room'. I talk about creating harmony versus balance.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Well, again, you know, my wife has helped me with that and in meditation and deep breathing oxygen is really important for helping with cancer. And I did not know this. This was something that really surprised me.
  • When lab technicians and scientists want to halt the growth of cancer cells in a petri dish, they oxygenate the dish which slows down substantially the growth of cancer cells in a dish. And I had no idea about that.
  • And so if that doesn't tell you that oxygen is important, nothing does.
  • One of the therapies I did holistically was an oxygen tank that I went into. It's called a hyperbaric chamber. It was like a big submarine. I did that almost daily for quite some time. I did that daily for three weeks. And I felt fantastic.
  • And that's when my PSA dropped from 13 to zero point three. So I did that. I did IVs, and I did things that you can't get in the United States, laetrile and other other things that just aren't offered in the US and so I did them out of the country. I went to Mexico.

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Bullying Story

  • I think every kid's been bullied to some extent or other. I tended to stand up for myself reasonably well as a kid, but everybody got bullied. I got bullied. I got harassed as a kid.
  • I don't know if you'd consider this bullying or not, but it's my story of my why. I try to teach people that everybody's got a why, why they do the things they do in life. Particularly why they go into a particular profession or want to go into a particular profession. And it's almost always that something happens when you're a child. It's just a trigger. You may not even be in touch with it.
  • And I wasn't, I had to go back, this was an exercise that I did in a company and I had to go back and it took me back to 13 years old and it's sort of a kind of bullying situation.
  • I was 13 and when I was 11 and 12 I had run for student council and I got decimated. I mean not just decimated. I was last and I was sort of the laughing stock. I was a big joke with all of the junior high kids. So they were just harassing the heck out of me. And I felt pretty bad.
  • So now I'm 13 years old. I'm a freshman in high school. They usually elect the next year, but because we were in junior high, they elected it from the freshman class and it was freshman history.
  • And so Mr. Ramero, I'll never forget, I've written about him. I tell this story in a book I wrote called, Avoiding the Networking Disconnect. He asked the entire class, he said, we have to pick the student council representative of this class. I'll take nominations. Anybody want to nominate someone? Nobody, nobody nominated anybody.
  • Now I'm sitting there thinking, I'd love to do this, but I don't need to get beat up again by my friends. By my peers anyway. And so he said, well, if you don't pick, if you don't nominate anyone, then I get to pick.
  • And they're like, yeah, pick, we don't care. I remember this young girl, Cindy, she was a cheerleader. She stood up and she said, Oh, Mr Ramero, you know, I would run, but I'm so busy with cheerleading. I just don't have the time to do it. Mr. Ramero is like, Cindy, thank you very much for not volunteering. I appreciate that. Have a seat.
  • And I'm thinking, I'd love to do this, but there's no way I was going to do it. And so I didn't say anything. Mr Ramero looks around the room and he looks at me and he says, Ivan, I bet you'd like to do this, wouldn't you?
  • I was like, Huh, yeah, Mr Ramero, I, I kinda would like to do this. He said, okay. Ivan is the student council representative now, Bruce, I swear to you, I swear to you, the entire class in unison says, oh no, not Ivan.
  • Cindy stands up. And she said, Oh, Mr Ramero, if you're going to pick Ivan, then I'll run. She said that. So I'm sitting there thinking, really, you guys, seriously, you know, you see me sitting here, right? I didn't say anything, but it was a very raw moment.
  • Thirteen year old boy. I didn't have a crystal ball. I didn't know that I was going start a global business and write 20 books and be a keynote speaker. I didn't know any of that.
  • I was a 13 year old kid that felt like a total loser because my peers basically told me I was a total loser and Mr. Ramero, God bless him, said, nope, you had your chance. I made my choice. I remember at that moment thinking, I am going to make something out of this opportunity.
  • Mr Ramero saw something in me that my peers did not. I was going to make him proud and I was going to do everything I could to just do the best job in this role possible. And I think I did. And what's really interesting is that that same class elected me to be the sophomore student council representative, the same class that said, oh no, not Ivan.
  • And I went on to do four years in student council and was ASB president my senior year. And it happened because somebody saw something in me.
  • My why to this is I realized that almost every business that I've done since then was to help people be their best, to help people succeed. I can't make you successful in BNI. What I can give you is an environment where you can help yourself be successful. And that ended up really being my why and it was in a way because of bullying.
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340 Meet The Queen Of Impact, Odette Peek Laurie

July 19, 2018

Odette Peek Laurie is a speaker, a coach, and an author and she's known as the Queen of Impact. She has a vision of a world where fear is eliminated from one million people across the globe by 2020 so they can live their life with power, purpose and without apology. She now works with unlikely leaders and game-changers who have a burning desire to change the world, but lack a strategy. Using her proprietary, seven-step proven process, they will craft a strong, unique message and amplify it to create a successful and impactful business.

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Most Influential Person

  • Gabrielle Bernstein, American motivational speaker, life coach, and author.

Effect on Emotions

  • I am way more chill, way more calmer. And whenever I find myself getting all out of sorts, I just grab myself and take 15 minutes of positive manifestation thought.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I never used to breathe. And my daughter has anxiety and she has tattooed underneath her heart, it says, 'just breathe'. So together, wherever we're freaking out, it's just three deep breaths.

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Bullying Story

  • I do actually have a story about bullying. That's a great question because I do talk about bullying in my Tedx talk and how bullying is so prevalent in our schools today.
  • Bullying is a leading cause of anxiety, depression, suicide amongst kids. And so when I wrote the Tedx talk, I looked back on my own life and I remember two very distinct moments.
  • One was in grade seven. I was a small person for grade seven and it was a new school and there was this grade eight girl who was, what I would say huge. In fact, she was half a foot taller than me. She was on the basketball team. She was strong and I was just kind of meek and mild. She wanted to beat me up. And we used to walk to the variety store.
  • I was scared to death, but I had friends that were literally like an entourage and they supported me and they were like, no way, we're going to have to make sure that she gets stays away from you.
  • She came up to me and she's bullying me and I was literally surrounded by friends and I felt so protected, scared out of my mind, but so protected.
  • I've had a few of those moments in school like that and I look back now and I decided, you know, when I was I think 27 I took, took up martial arts and got myself a black belt in karate.
  • Part of it was because I wanted to know how to defend myself physically in case I ever got into another altercation. But what I actually got more out of it was the sense of determination and mindset around protection of self.
  • I think if anything, it taught me a lot about discipline for my own head space, if that makes any sense. So I don't feel bullied and haven't felt bullied for a long time.
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339 Heal PTSD Memories With Mindfulness and Soul Link; Gary Sinclair

July 16, 2018

Gary Sinclair helps people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as  PTSD. His system is called 'Soul Link' and he's been using it to neutralize PTSD memories in over 10,000 people since 2014. Gary grew up with asthma and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 22. By age 36 he was wheelchair-bound and had lost 80% of his mobility.  As a result of a miracle at age 42, Gary regained full mobility and became an acclaimed Senior Figure Skater, winning as the US National Senior Olympic Free Style Figure Skating Champion.  

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Effect on Emotions

  • Because I live and breathe and have my being in that, which is the energy mindfulness is, it's where we're at. We walk and talk and live it and we don't realize we do. We think we don't.
  • We think it's something we have to go for; something we have to get. But the reality is it's who we are. Move into it, become that which you are.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • The answer is simply take a deep breath, hold it, and then just slowly let it out and notice what happens to your entire being. What changed in your thought while you were doing it? There's your answer.
  • Two things you have to have: the energy of the heartbeat and breath, in order to live. Breath of life. Enjoy it

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Bullying Story

  • The quickest story about bullying is one that just came to mind. I can remember standing on the edge of the ice rink getting ready to go out and compete.
  • The judges had told me that they didn't have a high enough category age level for me to really be there and if I didn't mind, they would combine me with the 21 year and over. But I needed to understand that if I didn't win the course, I wouldn't receive a metal. That was fine with me. I said, I'm here to win it.
  • As I go onto the ice, the young man standing there who just came off said, okay, pops, go show us what you think you can do. And my mind immediately popped to what I knew was a mindset and I said to him, sir, if you don't mind, if I were you, I'd stand right here because I'm not going out there to show you how I win a medal, I'm going out there to show you why I won it already.
  • That's mindset. That's mindfulness. That's about putting life in preview and living it.
  • You know, the average person has 60,000 complete thoughts a day. 80 to 85 percent of those thoughts they had yesterday, and tomorrow doesn't become different.
  • Life is different for me because I look at tomorrow knowing that's my future, it's my job to create it. It's my job to live.
  • It is my job to be who I am in my mind, in a mindset now that produces the future that I desire and the change in other people's lives because of it.
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