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452 Revamp Your Self With Open Sky Fitness; Rob Dionne

452 Revamp Your Self With Open Sky Fitness; Rob Dionne

August 11, 2019

Rob Dionne is a podcaster and fitness expert, based out of Los Angeles. He is the host of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, and he specializes in helping busy people carve out time, both physically and mentally, to create a better quality of life for themselves and their family. Rob firmly believes that ‘lifestyle is the journey'. You might have heard Rob on the MindPump Podcast, The Growth Now Movement Podcast, The Side Hustle Show and many others, discussing his views on why the traditional approach to weight loss is a waste of time.

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Most Influential Person

  • My wife

Effect on Emotions

  • It makes me present. It makes me observe the emotions I'm having and then actually dissecting why I'm having them rather than just letting those emotions control me.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • One of the first steps that you learn when you're learning how to meditate is actually to focus on your breath. The breath is your connection to the moment.
  • If you really, truly want to zone out of everything that's around you, close your eyes and just listen to your breathing. That's one of the most impactful things you can do.

Suggested Resources

  • Book: Instead of a book, I suggest you take a mindfulness or meditation class or go on a Spirit Walk.
  • App: Headspace and Insight Timer

Bullying Story

  • I was student council president in 9th grade. 7th grade to 9th grade I was very popular, my school career was budding. At the end of 8th grade, somebody came up to me and said, ‘you're super popular, you should try to be student council president. I won and became student council president in 9th grade. In 10th grade, I went to high school and I was immediately a small fish in a big pond.
  • I was an outgoing kid, and I was used to dealing with my older sisters. I was being slightly bullied and I didn't know how to deal with it.
  • Basically, I would push back. I was really small compared to a lot of these kids.
  • I experienced bullying quite a bit in high school and I think that it did eat away at me.
  • I think that mindfulness at a young age when you're being bullied doesn't come from your inner conversation, it comes from the conversation that your parents teach you how to have.
  • As a kid, your inner child conversation is developed by conversations your parents teach you how to have.

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451 The Mind Is The Map Says Author Christina Reeves

451 The Mind Is The Map Says Author Christina Reeves

August 7, 2019

Christina Reeves is a Holistic Life Coach and Energy Psychologist. Born in Toronto, Canada, she is also an accomplished author, speaker, and facilitator, hosting workshops, seminars, and lectures in North America and Internationally. Working from her clinic and training facility she continues to share her methodologies and techniques mentoring and supporting others to take responsibility in reaching their full potential while guiding them towards enjoying a joyful and happy life.

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Most Influential Person

  • James Redfield

Effect on Emotions

  • Part of mindfulness is feeling things fully
  • It is important to understand that you're not your emotions and you're not your stories
  • Emotion is just an overlay of who you really are as a core of your being

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing really pulls in the life force energy
  • As we're breathing we can feel, we can focus on the organs of the body

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Bullying Story

  • There's a lot of bullying, cyberbullying. The children need to be mindful enough to stand in their power. It's their power to say no. To say no is one thing, but it's also in their power to give their voice to someone who can help it stop.

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450 Silver, The Astonishing Healing Element; Dr. Gordon Pederson

450 Silver, The Astonishing Healing Element; Dr. Gordon Pederson

August 4, 2019

Dr. Gordon Pedersen is an author, doctor, and silver researcher. He holds five doctor’s degrees including a Doctorate of

Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Pedersen has a personal talent for simplifying medical and scientific concepts that have led to numerous invitational speaking engagements including at the Russian Academy of Science and the Stanford School of Pharmacy. Gordon has also spent countless hours reviewing silver information and is frequently called upon as the world’s leading authority on silver as a health tool. He is a Distinguished Speaker for Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) and has worked with several National and International governmental organizations on the topic of silver.

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Effect on Emotions

  • When I think of myself, I have a very limited view of the world. When I think of how I can help others my mind is expanded. 

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I breathe deep when I'm under stress because under stress I pull really tight and I see in my mind oxygen giving life to the rest of my tissues.

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Bullying Story

  • I have been bullied. Most of it happened ten years ago when people thought this [silver] was nonsense. Names and labels people would throw at me.
  • When I went to Africa and I helped treat children that were dying from Malaria, everything seemed to change. Here's how: I was bullied into the idea that I had this wonderful job with one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies and we were working on drugs and research and everything was wonderful.
  • I was on the chemotherapy board and at a presentation, I discovered that they only have a six percent success rate of healing people with cancer when they use chemotherapy.
  • I said six percent, that almost doesn't matter, and we're spending how much money and we're having all these problems.

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449 Outer Order To Bring On Inner Calm; Gretchen Rubin

449 Outer Order To Bring On Inner Calm; Gretchen Rubin

July 31, 2019

Gretchen Rubin is a well-known mindfulness and happiness expert. She believes that when we know ourselves and what works for us we can change our habits and our lives. She’s the author of several bestselling books, including her newest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. Gretchen has an amazing ability to communicate complex thoughts and ideas with humor and clarity.

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Most Influential Person

  • St. Theresa of Lucia, Samuel Johnson

Effect on Emotions

  • It just makes it easy to control your emotions
  • Mindfulness allows you to have that kind of perspective, which then makes for a much more constructive engagement

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I just breathe as it naturally happens.

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Bullying Story

  • I'm very fortunate, I did not have that experience

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448 Full Monty Leadership Uncovered; Dov Baron

448 Full Monty Leadership Uncovered; Dov Baron

July 28, 2019

Dov Baron helps individuals, corporations and organizations to generate exponential growth and fierce loyalty. He’s an author, a radio host and a leadership expert. He is considered by many to be a leading authority on Authentic Leadership. Dov is also the founder of Full Monty Leadership and The Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership. He is founder and host of the global number 1 podcast for Fortune 500 leaders entitled: Dov Baron’s Leadership and Loyalty Tips for Executives.

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Most Influential Person

  • Patha Sari Jai

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has affected my emotions because the truth is that being mindful means you are ‘with' your emotions so I don't run away from them.
  • I don't pretend I'm not having them. If I'm sad I will cry. If I'm angry you will know. If I'm joyous you will know.
  • I don't repress or deny anything.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing has many levels for me. I started out with Prana Yoga and I still do some of those practices.
  • About 15 years ago my voice was destroyed from the amount of speaking I had been doing. My wife decided she would find somebody who would help me and she found Arthur Samuel Joseph who is one of the leading vocal experts in the world.
  • He flew up here to my house and we spent a day together and he trained me on breathing in order to take care of my instrument. Before I speak, I use the breathing exercises that he has taught me.
  • Every day in my meditations I practice breathing.

Suggested Resources

  • Book: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • App: My best ‘Application' is to turn your phone off. While you're working turn your phone off for 15 minutes a day and watch what happens.

Bullying Story

  • I was both a bully and I was bullied. I'm very sensitive and when I was a kid I was very sensitive. I am naturally an introvert. When I was a kid I was very different because I was into spiritual things that other people weren't.
  • I was also the only Jew in a Christian school so I got bullied every day. Kids would thrust their palm in my facing showing me their 5 fingers. It stood for ‘The Jews Killed Our Lord'.

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447 Discover Your Energetic Solutions Through Sheevaun Moran

447 Discover Your Energetic Solutions Through Sheevaun Moran

July 24, 2019

Sheevaun Moran is a business advisor, master coach, quantum energy thought leader and the founder of Energetic Solutions. She uses business principles with energetic techniques to help more than 25,000 entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders bring instant focus and shifts to clarity, purpose and profits.

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Most Influential Person

  • My Dad. His motto to me was; if you're feeling mad, sad, worried, afraid, timid or shy, then go feed someone, hug someone, make them laugh or teach them.

Effect on Emotions

  • I'm pretty chill.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • If you don't breathe, you die. If you don't breathe, your emotions are going to go kablooey.
  • Breathing is the catalyst for all of the body to do its magical work. If you're not doing that, your mind will shut down and do crazy-town thoughts.

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied a lot. I recently found some pictures from my family where it showed what a fat baby I was.
  • Fortunately, I turned out to be a thin, fit person. All through my childhood, I was told I was fat. Teams would choose me last.
  • The guy who's the head of Nine Inch Nails did one of those Vulcan moves you do on the neck. He did that to me when I was a kid.
  • I interpreted it to mean that they had some problems going on.

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446 Is CBD Oil The Cure To Our Suffering Asks Pain Nation Author, Klee Irwin

446 Is CBD Oil The Cure To Our Suffering Asks Pain Nation Author, Klee Irwin

July 21, 2019

Klee Irwin is the founder of the organization, Quantum Gravity Research and is on a mission to share an understanding of space, time, matter, energy and consciousness. Klee is also the founder of an award-winning natural supplement company called Irwin Naturals. Klee has invested in a wide range of people and causes including Change.org, Upworthy, Donors Choose, and Singularity University. In his book ‘Pain Nation' he discusses how the miracle molecule of the cannabis plant helps with medical conditions spanning from chronic pain and epilepsy to cancer, anxiety, and depression.

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Most Influential Person

  • Justin Rosenstein (An early employee at Facebook and Google) He did a talk on Love In Business

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has helped me to feel my emotions.
  • [This is] part of what probably helped me reach success when I was running hard and fast to build my company from age 26 to age 44, before I quit business to become a full-time physicist.
  • I found it helpful to be unemotional.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I've been playing around with my own practice. It takes me about 10 minutes.
  • It's called Lujong. I learned it and have been modifying it.
  • I do five stretching movements. I time it with my breath. I do my breath real slow.
  • I try to close the aperture in my throat a little bit so that the velocity of air when I'm breathing in hits my vegas nerve.
  • That sends a relaxation impulse into my body. I'm playing with the extent of my inhalation and exhalation.

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445 You Evolving Now With 7 Ways To Love Author Andre Young

445 You Evolving Now With 7 Ways To Love Author Andre Young

July 17, 2019

Andre Young is an author, speaker, and Founder of ‘You Evolving Now’, LLC since 2011. It’s his mission to impact the lives and relationships of people everywhere; allowing individuals to live the lifestyle of their dreams! As a Personal Growth and Relationship Growth Expert, he has taken his 19 years of experience as a Mental Health Therapist and created a movement of Positivity.

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Most Influential Person

  • His Dad, Jesus Christ

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has affected my emotions and consequences

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I love deep breathing but I love walks with nature

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Bullying Story

  • He was a nerd but never been bullied

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444 Live The Life You Love With Victim To Victor Author, Nick Santonastasso

444 Live The Life You Love With Victim To Victor Author, Nick Santonastasso

July 14, 2019

Nick Santonastasso is a speaker, bodybuilder, and medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with Hanhart Syndrome, but he also follows his dreams of being a bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. This high-energy guy shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want.

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Most Influential Person

  • Chandler

Effect on Emotions

  • It helps me stop the monkey brain.
  • It grounds you and have that silence in your brain.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • People forget to breathe, I forget to breathe
  • Remember to breathe all throughout the day

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Bullying Story

  • Maybe I was a bully or I was there just supporting it. To think back on that, just to see the evolution of me as a human being, maybe that was me battling my own insecurities.

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443 Film, Fitness and Food Heals; Allison Melody

443 Film, Fitness and Food Heals; Allison Melody

July 10, 2019

Allison Melody is an eco-entrepreneur with a passion for film, fitness, and food. Allison can be found at FoodHealsNation.com. She hosts the top-ranked Food Heals Podcast, owns the film production company, Melody Productions and speaks at events across the US and Europe. For the past twelve years, Allison has also directed and produced documentary films, PSA’s, commercials and viral videos on the topics of social justice, human rights and public health. One of Allison’s films has recently been featured at the Cannes Film Festival in Paris France.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness is key to being willing to feel into your emotions

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breath is life.
  • Our gut needs that breath.
  • In order to fall asleep, I consciously take a deep long belly breath and that really can get me in a state of peace

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied by my teacher. I scored a goal when playing hockey and my teacher ran and started screaming to the whole class, “you scored the goal on the wrong team”. At that moment, I felt so small and reduced to nothing.

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