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500 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls; Indrani Goradia

500 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls; Indrani Goradia

January 26, 2020

 

Indrani Goradia is a speaker and activist on the subject of domestic violence. She personally survived severe childhood abuse, and as a result has devoted her life to speaking up about the devastating effects of sexual abuse and has invested significant resources to end violence to women and girls. Indrani’s work has resulted in ending generational violence in her lifetime. She has created a foundation that works with caregivers at sexual and domestic violence shelters. Visit www.RAFTcares.org and www.indranigoradia.com. She is a speaker and activist. Indrani also presented an impactful TEDx talk in her home country of Trinidad-Tobago called Expressing Love With Violence Is A Lie.

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Most Influential Person

  • Nelson Mandela

Effect on Emotions

  • I have a greater range of emotions now. Instead of being okay or rageful, now I have slightly disappointed, regretful, I am more emotionally aware.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “When I don't know how to say, I still know how to breathe.”

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Bullying Story

  • “Cyber Bullying and violence to women are very connected.”
  • “I was teaching in a rural village in India and this sweet girl talked to me. She had been dating someone who has left the country but had bullied her into setting up a webcam and sending naked photos.”
  • “He bullied her to the extent that she wasn't allowed to sleep but to be on camera the entire night.”
  • “Bullies try to make their victims only focus on them.”

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499 A Wise Approach to Mindfulness With Freda Doxey

499 A Wise Approach to Mindfulness With Freda Doxey

January 22, 2020

Freda Doxey is a business coach, entrepreneur, author, and minister having touched the lives of thousands of people internationally. Her passion is to impact a nation by transforming the minds of its people. She has an athletic background as a former Division 1 coach and college basketball Hall-of-Famer. Freda has worked with clients in Europe, South Africa, Liberia, Jamaica and the U.S.

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Most Influential Person

  • Coach C. Vivian Stringer, Basketball Coach

Effect on Emotions

  • “Mindfulness stabilizes my emotions. I can move forward with courage and confidence.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “It is absolutely necessary. I practice breathing daily to remind myself: Breathe and let it go and inhale all that is good”

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Bullying Story

  • “I was in the 6th grade, 6 feet tall and I wore size 12 shoes. I was bullied and threatened to fight with by a smaller girl.”
  • “I would run home when the bell rang, I would not get on the school bus because she was there.”

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498 The Way Of Effortless Mindfulness With Author Loch Kelly

498 The Way Of Effortless Mindfulness With Author Loch Kelly

January 19, 2020

Loch Kelly is an internationally recognized meditation teacher who has recently written a best-selling book called “The Way of Effortless Mindfulness”. He teaches an advanced, yet simple form of mindfulness that he personally developed called Effortless Mindfulness. By using Effortless Mindfulness, Loch’s students require significantly less time to achieve peace and connection compared to other methods. Loch uses his techniques to do shadow work and to overcome challenges with ADD and addiction.

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Most Influential Person

  • Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Tibetan Teacher

Effect on Emotions

  • “There's a detaching to the emotional part and then coming to include, embody, and allow emotions to kind of let go of their burden.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “The way I use breath is if you notice that breath is happening by itself  without your help, and now notice that there's an awareness without your help.”

Suggested Resources

  • Book: The Way of Effortless Mindfulness by Loch Kelly
  • Book: Rainbow Paintings by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
  • App: Waking Up

Bullying Story

  • “Later on I would find that some of these big guys who had been bullies had been treated really badly by their parents and so they were carrying on the aggression that they were treated.”

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497 Learn Animal Communication and Telepathy With Lori Ann Spagna

497 Learn Animal Communication and Telepathy With Lori Ann Spagna

January 15, 2020

Lori Ann Spagna is a Best Selling Author, Spiritual Teacher, Ascension Guide, Multi-Dimensional Channel, Intuitive, Healer, Animal Communicator, Visionary, Lightworker, and Starseed, who radically transformed her life after a series of near death experiences while living in Maui. Lori has over 20 years of experience serving humans and animals around the world and is an internationally recognized speaker, best selling author and teacher who provides seminars and workshops for awakening Lightworkers and spiritually minded animal lovers about how we can improve our lives by learning from animals. Lori also provides Sacred Energy Activations, Sacred Key Code and DNA Activations, Healing Transmissions, Sacred Key Code Activations and Dormant DNA Upgrades for people and animals. For more information, please visit: www.LoriSpagna.com.

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Most Influential Person

  • Dr. Wayne Dyer

Effect on Emotions

  • "It has helped me to be more neutral and balance."

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathing is the ultimate answer to the restoration of my own inner peace.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I have experienced where I got involved with 3 different people who were demonstrating this arrogance superiority kind of energy and to me it is bullying.”
  • “It feels like someone throwing daggers at you but they're doing it in such a passive way.”

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496 Stop Missing Your Life; Discover Mindfulness With Cory Muscara

496 Stop Missing Your Life; Discover Mindfulness With Cory Muscara

January 12, 2020

Cory Muscara is an international speaker and teacher on the topics of mindfulness and positive psychology. Cory helps peel back the layers that prevent us from being our full, honest, integrated selves in the world. In 2012, Cory spent six months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14+ hours each day under the instruction of the late Sayadaw U Pandita. A frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show, he now aims to bring the teachings of mindfulness to people in a practical and relatable way, presenting to schools, organizations, and the general public. For the past few years, he has taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University. and currently serves as an instructor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his graduate work. Cory's meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 50 countries.

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Most Influential Person

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn and U Pandita

Effect on Emotions

  • “It's helped me make space for them and see the wisdom in all of them.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “As soon as I come back to the breath, it's like a Pavlovian response and my whole system settles.”

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Bullying Story

  • “When I was in 7th grade, it was right as I was going into puberty. Parts of my body are starting to shift and grow specifically my nose.”
  • “The class bully made the comment like: look at this guy, he looks like big bird. I was embarrassed to talk about it.”
  • “Mindfulness practice helps me shift that relationship to that part of my body and release some of the microtraumas.”

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495 A Peek Inside The Mindful World of JB The Wizard

495 A Peek Inside The Mindful World of JB The Wizard

January 8, 2020

 JB The Wizard, (JB Bethea) helps people shift their mindset from ‘unstuck’ to ‘in-alignment’. JB is an actor who has appeared live on stage and in films including appearances with Cuba Gooding Jr, Ed Harris, and Lou Diamond Phillips. He is also a director of Fortune 500 films including a Hollywood film called “The Ningyo” that was directed by the team from Transformers 3 and Thor. As a result of JB’s varied life experiences, he is a wizard at connecting with people and helping them flourish with authority, authenticity and a high degree of mindfulness.

 

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Most Influential Person

  • His father and Bruce Lee

Effect on Emotions

  • “Mindfulness is what enables me to hear, see, and know exactly what, when, and how to say it.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Paying attention and being connected to your breath connects you infinitely to the infinite.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I was never a bully.”
  • “If there were people that I would see who are not treating others with respect, I would definitely said something for sure.”

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494 Live A Well Designed Life Using Design Thinking; Dr. Kyra Bobinet

494 Live A Well Designed Life Using Design Thinking; Dr. Kyra Bobinet

January 6, 2020

Dr. Kyra Bobinet is the CEO and founder of a neuroscience-based design firm called EngagedIn. This organization specializes in behavior change by bridging the gap between what people want to do and what they actually do. Dr. Bobinet is the author of “Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life”.  She has founded several healthcare start-ups, and has designed behavior change programs, billion-dollar products, and mobile health apps. All of her designs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value.

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Most Influential Person

  • Sylvia Gretchen, her mindfulness teacher

Effect on Emotions

  • “What I think the value of mindfulness is, is that, I know when I'm having negative emotions.”
  • “I can do something to slow down, go outside, or take a deep breath.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “I learned that we breathe so shallowly as modern people.”

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Bullying Story

  • “My mindfulness alarms are going off when I realized that there was a group of young people collecting. It's not a good sign after school.”
  • “They had one girl that was being bullied by the other girls and I rushed out of my car all the way down and started screaming at them: Stop it!”
  • “It broke it up, and the girl was protected.”

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493 Let Your Organization Thrive With Mindfulness; 15Five CEO David Hassell

493 Let Your Organization Thrive With Mindfulness; 15Five CEO David Hassell

January 1, 2020

David Hassell is a business columnist, speaker, and serial entrepreneur who believes that when leaders institute cultural practices that support each person in being and becoming their best self, high performance and uncommon loyalty naturally result. As co-founder and CEO of 15Five, David and his team have developed industry-leading continuous performance management software and the Best-Self Management methodology which helps organizations create environments where people can truly thrive and put their unique strengths and talents to work in service of a mission they believe in.

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Most Influential Person

  • His ex-partner, his son's mother

Effect on Emotions

  • “I think through a lot of meditation in 2010, I started feeling more open and a lot less anxious and worried.”
  • “It has given me space if I'm having emotions where I can breathe and feel it more deeply.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “It's a huge part.”
  • “If we can use the breath to breathe more deeply and bring ourselves into a calm state, we can get more global awareness over whatever situation we're in.”

Suggested Resources

  • Book: The Power of Now
  • Book: Wherever You Go, there You Are
  • App: Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer

Bullying Story

  • “My son is a little bit smaller for his age at 6 and he's on the last soccer practice of the year. He was wanting to withdraw from the team because the bigger guys are telling him he was 4. We were able to talk about what's going on there. He doesn't have to be as affected by some of these things.”
  • “I think we really had a good dialogue and he became more confident to say NO if that situation came up again.”

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492 Work Smarter Not Harder Explains Sabrina Runbeck

492 Work Smarter Not Harder Explains Sabrina Runbeck

December 29, 2019

Sabrina Runbeck has found a passion for helping professionals with high-demanding careers to live the lifestyle they deserve, so they can enjoy their success. She believes everyone has the inner ability to gain more control and find life's satisfactions, so she is on a mission to help them succeed. At one time, Sabrina worked 80 plus hours a week in healthcare and then began to realize there was a better way. That’s when she cracked the code to working smarter, not harder.

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Most Influential Person

  • Brendon Burchard, Author and High Performance Coach

Effect on Emotions

  • “It allows me to be more self aware to say it's okay more often”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “It's everything.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I moved here from China when I was 12 years old. People made fun of my accent, they will say I have no idea what I'm talking about.”
  • “If I can be mindful at the time, I think I would continue to love myself more and not be affected by how other people chiming in.”

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491 Sing, Rap, Dance and Celebrate Life With Artist Couple, BriGuel

491 Sing, Rap, Dance and Celebrate Life With Artist Couple, BriGuel

December 25, 2019

BriGuel is an artist couple who are all about fun and creativity using mindfulness, meditation and music to make the world a happier place. They sing, rap, write, act, direct, edit, dance, and produce music, and film. They met each other a few years ago when Miguel hired Brianne to co-produce his short film “Fly Away”. As a result they melded their names into BriGuel and haven’t left each other’s sides. Their work includes short comedy films, corporate mini documentaries, music videos, and feature films.

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Most Influential Person

  • Brianne: Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Campbell, etc.

Effect on Emotions

  • Miguel: I feel much more in control today than I ever was

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Brianne: I like to wake up and breathe. Breathing is the most amazing tool and we all have it.
  • Miguel: Being aware of the breath has just been a big change in my life. I feel great and happy because it takes me back to my self.

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Bullying Story

  • Miguel: So, when I went to highschool and everybody had grown up and I stayed short. My “friends”, they would manhandle me and they didn't even mean anything bad with it. They just want other people to show they're strong.

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