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Divine Trust To Find Your Way Home; Dr. Nancy Wiley

Divine Trust To Find Your Way Home; Dr. Nancy Wiley

July 3, 2022

Dr. Nancy Wiley spent 27 years building a highly successful orthodontics practice in Florida. It was the school tragedy in Parkland that spurred her to feel the time was right to create and bring through Divine Trust. With the loss of one of her own patients and the sorrow of so many around her, she felt introducing Divine Trust would be a path to healing for many. From direct experience, she is now absolutely certain that there is a Divine Presence that wants everyone to know It and Trust It.

For the past eight years, she has been enrolled in the Inner Circle of a comprehensive program called Your Year of Miracles where she became clear that her next Divine Assignment was to assist others in opening to the state of Trust in the Divine, as she has done. In her new book, Divine Trust: A Practical Guide to End Suffering and Find Your Way Home,, she lays out a blueprint that anyone can easily follow to achieve this incredible state of Divine bliss and trust for themselves and thereby achieve freedom from suffering.

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Effect on Emotions

  • So mindfulness brings me right here into the present moment with the light of my consciousness.
  • Whatever anxiety is there that I choose to bring into it, and look at it with the light of consciousness in the present moment.
  • So being mindful of it, loving it, choosing to bring light to it.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • If you're not breathing, you're not in the present moment. So when you're in the past or the future, you're usually holding your breath.
  • It's breathing. It's critical. It's foundational.

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Bullying Story

  •  I've never shared this publicly. My family knows it. But in sixth grade, I grew up in a beautiful city called Columbia, Maryland, where they bussed in people from the inner city of Baltimore.
  • There was a gang of girls picking on a little friend of mine, and I was tall for my age. I had no clue what was going on. I said, “Pick on someone your own size”. Consequently, they picked on me, they were brutal. There were about 10 of them and they would find me in the halls, would wait for me after the bus line, and beat me up.
  • I didn't want to go to school and I couldn't tell my mom. They told me if I told anyone I would get beat up more and they'd hurt my family.
  • So the only thing that saved me was that one of their two gang leaders shot her boyfriend in sixth grade. She got put away and the other one became pregnant and she got sent to a juvenile home. That broke up the gang and so there was peace in there.
  • I was so bullied and I had no clue because I was coming from peace and self-respect. But that turned my reality upside down because I almost didn't want to live at that point.
  • I couldn't really say it because it sounded so ridiculous for sixth graders to be afraid for your life.
  • Forgiving everything else that came afterward, forgiving those girls with light and love … just the techniques that I teach melt everything in its path and they work for every single trauma. The mental work has helped the Parkland shooting students who have lived through that event and helped them to with the power of my light.

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Worth The Risk; Dr. Kris Lee

Worth The Risk; Dr. Kris Lee

June 29, 2022

Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science clinician, researcher, educator, speaker, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. Her episode is entitled Worth The Risk.
As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science and Faculty-in-Residence at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations.
Dr. Kris works with organizations and leaders around the world on how to use the science of behavioral change and human potential to build healthy mental health cultures that help prevent burnout and promote organizational and human sustainability.
She is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, and best-selling Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking-Learn What it Takes to be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today’s World and Worth the Risk: Learn to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World, 2022 The Next Big Idea Book Club nominee. She is the host of Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and Thrive Global. Dr. Kris’s work has been featured at Harvard and on NPR, Fast Company, Forbes, and CBS radio. Her TEDx talk, The Risk You Must Take is featured on Ted.

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Effect on Emotions

  • It helped me be more self-compassionate, less anxious, more focused, and more measured. So
  • So I think it helped me create those retreats or those air pockets in my life that I need. Because I tend to just be an over worker, I love what I do.  There's a lot of need in the world. So it helped me be more present with myself and not let my mind be a runaway train. 

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Above all, I love the box breathing method. So
  • It's a nice four-count holding and then releasing. So
  • The reason I like it so much is that it's sustainable because sometimes if I make things too grand and too complex, I might stay with it for a while, but then fall off track. So

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Bullying Story

  • I think it was very commonplace, like in middle school, I was very keenly aware of the bullying that was happening. So
  • I was that loud person that would stand up if I saw someone being hurt.
  • Understanding the impact on one's life when these things happen, and how to help teach social-emotional skills and kindness are things that weren't necessarily present on the school bus in the 1980s. So
  • Therefore, mindfulness would have helped me probably be a little bit more self-compassionate, and it would have helped me deal with that override of anxiety and fear that I was doing in those moments. So
  • I love the exercise of thinking like, what would your past self say to yourself? Or what would you want your future self to say to the now. If I could look back I would say to myself, this is going to help you develop your empathy, this is going to help you be more mindful in how you show up and you contribute to the world.
  • Don't internalize the messages of the meanness of the people, doing this kind of bullying that doesn't define you.  Worth The Risk

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Empty Into Fullness; Timothy Stuetz

Empty Into Fullness; Timothy Stuetz

June 26, 2022

Timothy Stuetz, the Magical Kids Books Creator, has written more children’s books than anyone alive, 86 to date. He also runs a Quantum Energy Training Academy, certifying graduates to practice and teach multiple forms of Meditation, Yoga, Qigong, and T’ai Chi for over 35 years. Timothy’s programs are enriched through his having held children and others at birth and death and coaching people of all ages through a variety of life challenges.Using Fairy Tales, Ancient Arts, Sacred Sciences, and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, he empowers people of all ages to develop and use their infinite soul powers to achieve their full potential.

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  • All of my meditation masters
  • Tai Chi masters and teachers.

Effect on Emotions

  • My basic emotion now is nothing but bliss.
  • Mindfulness has taken away everything else and there have been stages of that taking away where I thought I was over anger completely.
  • I found out I wasn't okay. But any emotion that does arise, that is not bliss. I look at it, I honor it.  Empty Into Fullness

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing means expansion to me. It means taking in God's divine breath consciously and moving it through my body and I do breathing exercises every morning.
  • Everybody needs to reconnect with their ability to deep breathe abdomen brief, not a shallow breeze and that's not hard to do. Empty Into Fullness

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied a lot as a child, I was really small as a child and I went to military school, which was not usual. So I was the object of a lot of bullying in my neighborhood.
  • I wrote one story where a little boy has a friend, and the friend is really a bully. And eventually says to this little boy, well, I'm not afraid of anything. Suddenly, he finds himself being transported magically, by bliss, Barry bears a magical heart into the body of a mouse.
  • This is the bully now that's in the body of a mouse, and he finds himself in the field, and he doesn't know what's going on. But he decided to better make the best out of being in a mouse body. Empty Into Fullness
  • He learns about being a mouse in the daytime. And then at dusk, one night, he needs the little mouse, that's a night mouse. And this night mouse cones him into staying out past his daytime hours and playing with her and he knows nothing about the night.
  • He doesn't know about owls. He knows about the Hawks in the daytime, and the snakes and everything, but is not aware of what in the night. So he ends up getting picked up by an owl and realizing there are some things in the world that will scare him. So that's how he learns not to scare other people and to not be a bully. Empty Into Fullness

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Once Upon A Thought; Rosanna M LoMeo

Once Upon A Thought; Rosanna M LoMeo

June 22, 2022

Rosanna M. LoMeo is an Intuitive and Certified Life Transformed Coach, Breathwork Facilitator, Sound Healer, Author, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master/Teacher, Energy Healer, Usui Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist of 25 years, Angel Card Reader, B.A. in Psychology and Italian from Rutgers University. Rosanna is the creator of New Beginnings with Rosanna, LLC where she helps divorced women heal their hearts and fearlessly move forward to their happily ever after. She is an Atlantean High Priestess, “The Voice” and Emissary of the 8th Dimensional planet Laos. She teaches classes about Galactic high vibrational frequencies via Light Language in her Awakening Home Academy. These loving and healing energies assist humanity to awaken, remember and re-connect with our Galactic family.

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Effect on Emotions

  • I think emotions are something that most folks are afraid of.
  • When I was younger, going through a lot of trauma, we were taught to hide our emotions, to stuff our emotions, to suppress our emotions, to the point where we were numb.
  • I had to learn and relearn how to feel my emotions and differentiate between sadness and anger, to have the allowance, to feel those emotions deeply, and to allow them to have a voice and to express them in a healthy way.
  • Emotions are our compass to let us know where we are in life and whether we need to course-correct. They're actually our body and soul's way of getting in touch with us

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is such a wonderful, transformational tool. It really helps us to get connected to our breath. It's free.
  • Most of us do not breathe properly. We breathe up here, like very shallow. We do not do belly breath and the belly breath is just so relaxing.
  • Watch a baby breathe, they make nice, deep breaths, and it's a way to calm your emotions and it's also very healing.
  • So if we have any blocks or any trauma stuck in our bodies, even from previous lifetimes, it really helps to relieve and to free ourselves from those blocks and in our energy field so that we can really live in the present moment and be who we really are, which is why we're here.

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Bullying Story

  • When I was eight years old, I came here from Italy and I didn't know the language.
  • I went to Catholic school and as children are, I was made fun of,  teased, and, laughed at because I didn't understand the language. It was very difficult for me to express myself.
  • I just remember crying one day, we were having a test, and some, I don't even know who it was took my pencils, and I couldn't communicate. I just sat there and just cried. The nun was like, where are your pencils, and I couldn't even articulate that I had them, but somebody took it, and I couldn't even say that, and I would just go home crying.
  • Being a mother of two, I watched my children being bullied on the bus, being bullied at school. They used to knock my son's books on the floor, and you would have to pick them up.
  • As a parent, you just want to protect your child, you don't want them to ever go through that.
  • To me, bullying is power over somebody so that you feel better and I think that's just children's way of empowering themselves.
  • The book, Once Upon A thought is a children's book. It's like, if everyone knew who they really were, then you wouldn't have to ever bully anyone. Because you know that you are special, you know that you are unique. Once Upon A Thought
  • There is nobody like me, and there's no one like you and there's no one like them. It's not necessary to bully to get that power from somebody else, because you have that power within you. Once Upon A Thought
  • I think teaching children breathwork and just how important and special they are, and giving them that presence, that attention, and that love they desire from their parents is just so important hopefully the bullying will stop. Once Upon A Thought

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Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor

Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor

June 19, 2022

Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor is my topic for today, since it is Father's Day here in Canada. I have put together 7 suggestions that can help you on your quest to being a good father. As a father, I have given a lot of thought and effort into being as good a father as possible. I'm grateful to have a son who shows strong traits of mindfulness, respect, consideration, and generosity. My father was also a man who gave me space and wise advice when I asked for it.

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Here are 7 tips that will help you be a good father:

1/ Listen

Being a good father is about being a good listener. This is something I constantly work on with my son and also with people I teach and work with. Listen to the feedback that people provide you. It is often hidden or disguised, but if you are open to hear it, you will begin to notice.

2/ Be A Good Role-model

Live your best life and remember to walk the walk and talk the talk. If you're going to do a certain thing in your life or behave in a certain way, then make sure that you're okay with your child doing that same thing. They are watching you and are aware of what you do. If you do something and you are giving the impression that you're okay with this particular action, then that speaks way louder than words.

3/ Emotions

Many people push emotions aside, including me. There have been times in my life when I was not willing or able to face my emotions. Be aware of your emotions, and don’t be afraid to share them. Once you're aware of your own emotions, then you can handle them in a more healthy way. You can decide to embrace them, share them, or keep them to yourself. The following can help you manage your emotions: meditation, self-hypnosis, running, swimming, or being out in nature.

4/ Give Space

It is important to give space to our children so they can learn and grow in a natural way. This is one thing that my father was very good at; he gave me space to grow. He was not one of those people who smothered their children, rather he gave me space to learn and grow on my own. It takes courage and discipline to step back and give your child space but I highly recommend it.

5/ Be Open and Flexible

As much as you can, be open and flexible with your children. As parents, we have our own ideas about how things should be and sometimes we can be too controlling. Guide your children in what they do and at the same time, be as open and flexible as you possibly can. As you become more open, I believe you will begin to feel the honor of being a father, and therefore you'll understand the reason I entitled this episode, Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor.

6/ Give Advice When Asked

If you follow the above suggestions, your child will be more likely to ask you for advice. Take the time to advise in a thoughtful way, using stories and examples to help explain your points.

7/ Be Consistent and Grounded

If you practice mindfulness, you are most likely a consistent and grounded person. I'm extremely proud of being the father of my son, Ben. I learn a tremendous amount from him due to the fact that he is a mindful and wise person. My father passed away in 2019 and I'm grateful to have had him as my father because he gave me space to learn and grow. He also gave me wise advice at various time, including advice to date my wife before we went out for the first time. I've been married to her for over twenty years now, so I’m grateful for the advice given to me by my dad.

 

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You Attract What You Are; Rai Hyde Cornell

You Attract What You Are; Rai Hyde Cornell

June 15, 2022

Rai Hyde Cornell has been freelancing for more than 15 years. Now, she's sharing all of her most powerful business AND manifestation tricks and techniques with other freelancers. If you've been freelancing for a while and haven't hit your goals, or you're just getting started and you're feeling overwhelmed by it all, visit Rai's website at ChironConsulting.us. From barrier-shattering monthly workshops to courses on pricing and client acquisition to private coaching and the group mastermind, Rai has a way to support you and help you triple – yes, triple! – your income within one year.

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Effect on Emotions

  • When I was younger, and when I was really in survival mode, when emotions came up, I acted on impulse. Oftentimes, I acted out against myself, I would drink too much or I would just do something reckless.
  • Over the years, I've learned that emotions are information. Emotions are literally energy in motion and when you allow that emotion to move through you, and you allow yourself to be aware of it, you can watch what happens without judgment without judging yourself for Why am I feeling angry? Or why am I feeling sad? Or why am I getting so upset about this, and you recognize it as a process that has to happen.
  • You allow it to happen, which means the energy doesn't build up in your body as something harmful. At the same time, you're getting that message when you're open to observing that emotion, you can actually start to understand what is this telling me about the situation that I'm in? You Attract What You Are.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is one of those things that if we don't pay attention to, can really mess with.
  • It can kind of be the catalyst for us to feel anxious.
  • So if we're going about our day, and we're just so caught up in everything that we're doing, and we're externally focused, our breathing starts to get really shallow. That can actually be a biological signal to our bodies, that we're in anxiety mode, and that will trigger a panic attack.
  • However, if you pay attention to your breathing, and you allow yourself to breathe fully into your chest into your belly and let the breath go throughout your body, you will actually subdue those biochemical processes that you don't want to happen. Like an anxiety attack. You Attract What You Are.

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Bullying Story

  • When I was in fourth grade, I changed schools. Because I was being bullied at my old school. You Attract What You Are.
  • There's this daughter of a teacher there, for some reason, I just totally rubbed her the wrong way. So she came after me. And because her mom was a teacher, I ended up having to leave the school. You Attract What You Are.
  • When I went to my new school, I became a bully. I was so angry and lonely. I didn't know anybody.  I've always been tall. So I was taller than a lot of the boys. And I guess I was strong. I was like a scrawny kid. But I guess I was physically strong. And so I would assert my strength.
  • Looking back on it, I was trying to demonstrate, “don't mess with me”. But yeah, I can protect myself and I remember there was one boy in particular, who I would pick on, and we're actually really good friends until today. But I would grab his backpack and swing him around.
  • I had a teacher who called me into the classroom one day, and she goes, You are a bully.  I got so angry at that because I don't like bullies. And I was like, I'm not a bully. And she pointed out what I was doing.
  • Of course, I was in fourth grade. So I didn't fully have the cognitive capacity to realize this on my own. But I was so grateful for her pointing that out.
  • As a result, I was able to stop that pattern of behavior by her being that source of awareness and mindfulness for me, in a way. Once I realized what I was doing, I was no longer that person, I was no longer that bully, and I stopped lashing out at other kids. You Attract What You Are.

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Rise To Discover Your Best Self; Mary Welp

Rise To Discover Your Best Self; Mary Welp

June 12, 2022

Mary Welp is a CranioSacral and Hypnotherapist living in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Jim. She is in private practice, having done bodywork and hypnosis for 20 years. She worked with a nonprofit involving returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as served on the board of LinkUp, offering assistance to those who have dealt with clergy abuse and related trauma. She travels to teach RISE Hypnotic Meditation throughout the country.

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Effect on Emotions

  • So when I get upset, I ask myself, Why are you upset? What is triggering me? What's hurting me?
  • In conclusion, I try to delve into that subconscious a little bit more and see what's brought up in me that is making me react the way I'm reacting.
  • Therefore, every time I get upset that way and also the joyful moments, I think I blow them up even bigger than they already are.
  • Similarly, I see them as such precious jewels, I make them louder in my life than the hard times in the struggles. So

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is very important.
  • Yoga taught me how to breathe properly, it brings you into your body.
  • So it is very important to be grounded in your body for the fight/flight and for anxiety, to bring yourself back to the present moment and nurture yourself.

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Bullying Story

  • My father worked for General Electric so as he climbed the corporate ladder, we traveled every two years. We are constantly moving. As a result, we would transfer into a new school district. So
  • So I would be that quiet little redheaded girl in the corner, not saying a word and trying to just melt into the furniture and the fabric of the place, I didn't want to be recognized at all. certainly
  • I was an easy target for bullies. consequently
  • When I was in kindergarten, a boy in the fourth grade, chased and hit me over the head with his lunchbox as I was running home up the hill.
  • In other words, there's physical bullying, and emotional bullying.
  • For instance, when picking teams, I was one of the last kids to be picked because nobody knew who I was.
  • But I have to give Louisville a lot of credit because it was the first place where the people were very welcoming. So Above all

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Music for Mindfulness; Dave Combs

Music for Mindfulness; Dave Combs

June 8, 2022

Dave Combs is a songwriter, author, photographer, and publisher. A native of Erwin, Tennessee, Dave grew up in a family that enjoyed making music. Both of his parents and his grandmother Combs played the piano, which began his musical journey that included being a church choir director and pianist. After college, Dave move to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he served as Minister of Music at a church while working as a computer programmer at a Fortune 500 company.

His songwriting began with the now popular standard, Rachel’s Song, which was arranged and recorded by Gary Prim in 1986. Since then, Dave has written over 120 songs and recorded 15 albums of soft, soothing, and relaxing instrumental music that has touched the lives of millions around the world.

An article written by Dave about how music has changed his life and touched the lives of millions of people appeared in Guideposts magazine. Click here to see the article.

A multitude of inspiring stories about Dave’s lifelong journey with his music can be found in his best-selling biographical book, Touched by the Music: How the Story and Music of “Rachel’s Song” Can Change Your Life. Dave is here to talk about Music for Mindfulness.

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Effect on Emotions

  • When I need to relax, calm down and become in a mindful mode, I'll sit at the piano. That's my mechanism.
  • Some people will go to their quiet place and close their eyes and say their mantras or whatever they do. I sit at the piano.
  • Sometimes I don't even play at attuning. I'll just play a chord on the piano.
  • I love my Steinway grand piano. I'll just play a chord on that grand piano, it will sound for about a minute before the sound completely dies away.
  • There's something about paying attention and trying to say, Do I still hear that zone? Do you hear it fade away? and as you're doing that, It does something to you to center you and help you focus. That's how we have music for mindfulness.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I've read a lot about the power of slowly exhaling.
  • You can just slowly breathe out that will help. It'll bring your heart rate down and help bring your blood pressure down.
  • A lot of us these days have our Apple watches and it has a breathing function on their way. It will guide you as you inhale, and exhale in a very slow rhythm (music for mindfulness).

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  • I am a Christian, and I have a deep faith in Jesus Christ. And I believe that this song was given to me.
  •  I can still remember sitting down at that piano that evening in January of 1981. It was strange while playing this song. As a musician, you can sit down and you'll play whatever song that you want to play but commonly it's something written by somebody else.
  • I just set and I played, and the song never changed. I didn't have to work at it. I just played it.
  • It had to have been an inspired gift to me because I did not work at it. It was as if it had always existed. And I was just blessed to be the first person to actually play it.

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An Overactive Mind Achieving Balance; Daniel Hess

An Overactive Mind Achieving Balance; Daniel Hess

June 5, 2022

Daniel Hess is a Writer/Filmmaker born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After losing his best friend/cousin to Cystic Fibrosis when he was 10, Daniel began his first foray into writing and poetry. As he grew up and at the behest of his close friend in high school, Daniel pursued filmmaking in college. After graduating from Towson University in 2012, he fell into life quickly, but thanks to a few mentors could find a footing in corporate/event videography. While this became a place of steady income, it was something that kept creativity far out of reach. At age 28, after receiving word that he would soon need heart surgery, a new spark for letting a creative voice be heard emerged again. Over the course of the last three years, Daniel stepped away from the event videography space, committing his company, To Tony Productions, to only producing original short and feature film productions. In January 2021, Daniel self-published his first book, a collection of poetry entitled Just a Boy Blaming Himself. In January 2022, Daniel underwent successful open-heart surgery and on June 6th, 2022 will be releasing his first novel, Focus Puller. He is also currently producing several feature films as well.

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  • Tony

Effect on Emotions

  • I used to be more like things would push me to an angry place, way easier when I was younger but thinking through, stopping, and pausing has just made a world of difference with all of that. Especially when you think that life is short and obstacles happen.
  • We just need to push forward and balance everything. So mindfulness has been just a huge help with that in my life.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Certainly, when I'm doing events where everything is very fast-paced, just taking that moment to step somewhere where it's a little calmer, and just taking a couple of deep breaths to balance everything makes such a world of difference for me.
  • I'm able to say, this is a little overwhelming. But step by step, we can make it through, and just that little 30 seconds of pause helps me to just balance, center, and kind of keep moving forward with everything, no matter how challenging it can be.

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Bullying Story

  • I can remember in middle school and early high school, there was one kid in particular, who would always just say very nasty things and try to get under my skin.
  • The thing for me was trying to understand why this person was acting the way they were. And inevitably, what resolved the issue was going to the school like a therapist person, that bully and me, just sitting down and talking.
  • What ended up being realized was that the two of us weren't really all that different. It was just he had some insecurities or things that he was working through.
  • And inevitably, we actually ended up not becoming super close friends. We were friends by the end of the time at that school.
  • But I think the thing is that, just by engaging in conversation, because I think the attitude in school is like you got to stand up for yourself, and with violence. But I was always of the mindset that it was just like, I think it just needs to be a conversation.

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Journaling To Manifest Your Best Life; Nathaniel A. Turner

Journaling To Manifest Your Best Life; Nathaniel A. Turner

June 1, 2022

Nathaniel A Turner is the author of multiple books, including the history-making, Raising Supaman. Turner’s books, videos, speeches, and training programs have empowered countless numbers of people and organizations. So that his child might be intellectually astute, globally competent, and socially conscious, Nate intentionally backward designed his son’s life. Today, those tools, techniques, and strategies which were initially created explicitly for his son are educational and life development staples for people all over the country.

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Most Influential Person

  • My son.

Effect on Emotions

  • The first thing I do every morning is writing (journaling) about my life for the first 14 to 20 minutes. The way I would like it to be as opposed to how it actually is.
  • It helps me to be mindful emotionally, physically, and spiritually, about where I want to be at any point in time in my life. So that is a thing that I do. I learned that from a child,

Thoughts on Breathing

  • So I started practicing learning journaling and meditation some few years ago, taking time to actually hear my breath. This is not something that seems normal.
  • Likewise, I've heard you mention in one of your podcasts about walking. I'll walk and just silence everything. I'll put noise-canceling headphones on and just listen to my breath.

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Bullying Story

  •  First, I think we live in a society where we're all bullied in different ways, it just matters how you decide to proceed.
  • My son has had situations where he felt bullied by either the professor or bullied by a teammate.
  • Certainly, one of the things we do is just recognize that whatever that is, it's temporary.
  • Oftentimes, what people are saying about you is not so much about you, but it's a reflection of how they feel about themselves.
  • Above all, the most important thing to remember is what it is that you think and feel about yourself. Moreover, I'd say the other thing, is to not give so much time and attention and weight to the negative, unless you're equally willing to give the same amount of time, attention, and weight to the positive.
  • So if you say someone bullies you and you're focusing on the bullying part, what do we do with the people who praise us?
  • However, when people praise us or say really positive things about us, we don't give that the same time and attention as we do to the things that are negative.

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