400 The Secret To Getting Well In 21 Days With Dr. Stephen Cabral

February 11, 2019

Dr. Stephen Cabral is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute. At 17 years old, Stephen Cabral was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. Every day, he suffered endlessly for many years. It was only after Stephen traveled all over the world and discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art Naturopathic & Functional Medicine did he understand how to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life. Today in Dr. Cabral’s online and Boston practice, he and his team use Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans to help people rebalance their mind and body to recover from autoimmune diseases, thyroid problems, weight gain, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions. His mission is to help people understand that there is always a reason why you have not achieved your ideal wellness or weight loss goals and that you can and will get well again!

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Effect on Emotions

  • It's made me a more calm, level, and relaxed person. Understanding that I can't be perfect nor will I ever be perfect, what I do is, I simply try to be the best version of me. I have my bad moments, but I catch myself. I'm more self-aware now.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is the key to mindfulness. If you are holding your breath you are turning on the fight or flight.
  • You are most likely either chest breathing or you are stimulating what is called the sympathetic nervous system. It's hard to be relaxed, it's hard to produce gaba, serotonin, all the relaxation neurotransmitters if you are holding your breath. Most people do. I used to. Or chest breathing under stress.
  • What you do is you go back to belly breathing. You can look up diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing. I did an interview on this with one of the foremost doctors on breathing. You want to breathe in through the nasal passages and if you have clogged nasal passages, then you need to work on why they're clogged and inflamed like mine were.
  • You're going to focus back on the one thing you really can control, and that's your breath. By going back to your breath it will take your mind off the situation and then you can refocus back on that situation. 

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399 Change Your Food Mindset With Artful Eating; Karina Melvin

February 7, 2019

Karina Melvin is an author, psychologist, and creator of the ‘Artful Eating' podcast and ‘Artful Eating At The Table’, a transformative online program. She also wrote Artful Eating: The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss which is a best-selling book in Ireland. She runs her own clinic, Sandymount Psychotherapy, and lectures in Psychotherapy at the UCD School of Medicine in St Vincent’s Hospital, a teaching hospital located at Elm Park, south of the city of Dublin, Ireland. Karina is a Registered Practitioner member of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Ireland and a member of Psychological Society of Ireland and the Irish School of Lacanian Psychoanalysis.

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  • My friend and colleague Olivia Fox

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has affected my emotions by just being aware. Awareness.
  • Sometimes we can really get drawn into someone else's bad mood or negativity or drama or issue, but when you're being much more mindful about your life you're much more inclined to be drawn into their issues and struggles as well.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • When I meditate in the morning, I really am connecting with my breath. That helps me connect with my being.
  • Whenever I find myself completely frazzled and stressed, I just come back to breathing, three deep breaths, breathing in, 1,2,3, and out, 1,2,3. It just centers you so you can get back to that place of present.

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398 Hypnotic Business Systems So You Can Work Smart; Jason Linett

February 4, 2019

Jason Linett is a hypnotist who has hypnotized more than a quarter of a million people, teaching many of them to use his system of rapport and modeling, helping them understand what professional athletes and top business performers do differently. Jason speaks to groups around the world and offers hypnotic-success-coaching to share how people in business can put his WORK SMART principles and strategies to use. Rather than just hypnotize you to become more successful, he will help you de-hypnotize the misconceptions, fears, doubts, and ineffective strategies that are holding you back. Jason's process isn't magic, but his results are definitely magical.

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Effect on Emotions

  • I would say it affected my ability to respectfully call myself out, if I'm in that stressful mode. To recognize that even that stressful mode, anger, resentment, anxiety, whatever it may be, is a moment that from my language is already hypnotic in nature.
  • Let's use a simple definition of a word that some people would have connotations of, the word trance.
  • That's a loaded word, but my definition is rather simple: When internal perception carries more meaning than external reality.
  • So that mindful moment just to take a deep breath, observe the environment that I'm actually in, become aware of my body occupying space is often that number one strategy to solve whatever stress or frustration may be there.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • You always get to bring your breath with you, and as long as you're breathing, you're going with the old George Burns line that I woke up in the morning, I read the obituaries, I didn't see my name, it was going to be a good day.
  • But it has that ability to centralize the focus of the breathing and even at times to play with breathing that, from an almost hypnotic standpoint, to play with taking that breath and moving that in to a part of the body just dissolves away whatever stress or unresourceful emotion would be there.

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397 Essential Laws For Quantum Success With Christy Whitman

January 30, 2019

Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, celebrity coach and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All. Her most recent book is Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws For A Thriving, Joyful and Prosperous Relationship With Work A Money. Her television appearances include 'Today' and 'The Morning Show' and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, among others. Christy is the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy & Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 12-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program. Christy has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products. Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 200,000 people a month and her work has been promoted by and featured with esteemed authors and luminaries such as Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marci Shimoff, Brian Tracy, Neale Donald Walsch, Abraham-Hicks, and Louise Hay.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Let me put it this way. I was always so afraid of feeling myself because I was afraid of what I would feel. And it wasn't until I got mindful, till I got present with my emotions that actually my life changed.
  • So mindfulness has played a huge role in every aspect of my life because of the fact that I was willing to slow down and feel myself.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing, when I'm spinning, I can get really woo and spin and spray. So that's the key tool to coming back. I love taking in a very mindful breath of breathing in four seconds, holding it at the top and then breathing out four seconds and then holding it at the bottom.
  • And doing that just a couple of times that really centers me and it just, it, it makes me just take all my energy intention out of the world that I'm in or what I'm thinking about that I'm spinning about and just coming back to the moment and really grounding me. I do that a lot.

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Bullying Story

  • I don't get bullied and I do not bully because I understand that the whole bullying situation is based on law of attraction. You have to have a victim and you have to have a bully and you have to have someone being willing to be bullied, whether they're aware of it or not. Because what's happening with the bully is that somewhere in their life they're being bullied and they're trying to find their power.
  • And what's been modeled for them; what is a source for them because that's what they've seen is that they then bully. And so I have a situation, I think it's been about four years ago now.
  • My son Maxim who is now eight, but when he was in kindergarten just going into kindergarten, there was a little kid named Gibson and Gibson would one day pretend to be his friend and then the next day would push them down and hurt him. I would get so angry. [I would say to Maxim], why aren't you speaking up? Why aren't you telling somebody? And he was just like, because I want him to be my friend.
  • And it's like, wake up Maxim, he can't bully you if you say no, if you stand up to him. The only way bullying can continue is if a person continues to allow it and doesn't do something about it. When you show a bully your power and you're saying no, not to me, the bully will go somewhere else or they'll try to find it somewhere else, but they're not going to bully you.
  • And we had to get in that with him in many, many conversations. And it was really interesting. He just finally woke up, I think it was about six years old and this kid was kicked out of the school and he went for his blue belt in karate. At the age of six and something just snapped in him. And he, he started with his brother, um, at like these little amusement park places.
  • There was a bully that was bullying other little kids and he walked up to the bully who was bigger than him and he said, hey, go pick on someone your own size, you know, standing up for this kid. He really grew in his power and now, if anybody was to ever to bully either one of my kids, they'd be like, what are you doing here?
  • Because they really own that, you're only going to bully me because you're trying to feel better about yourself in some way. And the only way that they know how to do that is because they need a power over somebody and you're not going to power over me. So they, they stand up for themselves.

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396 Lasting Happiness Secrets With TM Hoy

January 28, 2019

TM Hoy is an author with a fascinating story. His books include, Lasting Happiness, Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton (Skyhorse Publishing), and The Nature of Religion (Pan Publishing). Originally from California's Silicon Valley, he became a gemologist after college and worked in the jewelry industry for years. He traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and kept homes in Bangkok and the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. It was at his home in Chiang Mai where a fateful event happened which caused his life to suddenly veer in a radically different direction. Today he lives in Tucson, Arizona where he enjoys the breathtaking mountain views daily along with his freedom to write. You can find TM Hoy online at LastingHappiness.net

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  • Thomas Moore

Effect on Emotions

  • It's been a wonderful thing. It has enriched my life a lot, I think mainly because I feel a lot more connection to the surroundings, and in daily life, I try to spend time pausing for beauty and looking at the beauty of the natural world.
  • I'm very fortunate, Tucson is a lovely town, and we've got the Catalina mountains and the Santa Ritas, so we're surrounded by mountains, the clouds, the sun. It's just a very beautiful place and I take enough time to really pause and take that in, and that to me really is the core of mindfulness, being able to appreciate your daily life.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is an Absolutely crucial [part of my mindfulness].. Whenever you feel a little bit tense or a little bit upset or any kind of stress at all, just do a quick little minute or two exercise where you count your breaths. That's all.
  • So for me, whenever I begin, it always begins with, 'Take a deep breath. Hold it for three seconds, release it for three seconds' and you do that pattern.
  • And the next thing you know, everything becomes manageable again and you're focused and you're in the moment. That breathing exercise helps calm the mind down and that is a crucial part of any meditation exercise.

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Bullying Story

  • There's a lot of conflict in prisons and violence and conflict are kind of at the core of that experience because you get a lot of people that really are rule breakers and you get them all together and stuff them in one room and they're not allowed to leave. That's prison.
  • So there was this one guy, and this was in Texas, in a prison in Texas, who just couldn't get along with anybody in his cartel member. And he would, he would bully because he was a very large guy and worked out a lot.
  • Making a long story short, he was picking on one guy who is kind of small and thin, a native American kid. It was on the weight pile and there was a number of us that were around that really liked this kid. He was a good kid, from one of the tribes there in Texas. And we just said, "You know what, we're not putting up with this anymore."
  • And we surrounded this guy in the middle of this session where he's belittling this kid and really, really overbearing. And we surrounded him and were just like, "Look at yourself. Look at who you are. You're 280 pounds of solid meat. You bench press 500 pounds. And here's this kid who's 100 pounds and you're bullying this kid. What are you doing? Look at yourself. Who are you?"
  • And the shame of the group, the ability of the group to just focus their energy and saying, "You know what, you are so close to being an outcast, we are done with you. We are so sick of this." That had an enormous impact.
  • He went quiet, he gathered up his things, he left and he was a lot more reflective and a lot more thoughtful and that, of everybody just dirty looking him, giving him a hard time, and saying this is not acceptable behavior, and that bringing the present moment, that mindfulness moment, if you will.
  • Interfering there had a real impact and it had an impact on other people that had that kind of personality as well, because they saw what happened that, and this is the essence of society, is that if you have a group of people that share the same kind of values and vision, that they really can make an impact, really can have an impact on your surrounding.
  • Even in a society that's violent and sort of out of control like a prison. When you mentioned bullying, I thought immediately of that little get together where we were like, "No, no, no, we're done. This is enough."

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395 Millennial Millionaire Brings You Financial Freedom; Grant Sabatier

January 24, 2019

Grant Sabatier is the creator of Millennial Money.com and author of the book, Financial Freedom. In 2010, Grant was 24 years old, with a philosophy degree and a mere $2.26 in his bank account. In a fleeting moment, he made the decision to become a milliionaire. Five years later he had a net worth of over 1.25 million dollars and the American news network, CNBC started calling him, The Millennial Millionaire. Grant’s creative, often counterintuitive thoughts on money have been featured in over 400 publications and he regularly writes, speaks, and gives interviews on the topic.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness, as I mentioned at the beginning, to me is a muscle and it's something that was very confusing for me at first.
  • It took a lot of time, but now mindfulness has completely changed my life because I don't have to cultivate it as much.
  • The garden is already there and so when I used to have to be very present and kind of reengage with the present moment, I feel like engaging with being in the present moment and truly seeing now is more of my default instead of it being like five percent of my day where I have to be very intentional about it.
  • I've entered probably just in the last six months that shift where now more than 50 percent of my day, I'm truly awake. That's been a mixture of having the time and space with which to cultivate that.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • This is something when I was really stressed and I was working all the time, I had to kind of, come into meditation and focus on my breath once I got in like 20 minutes a day, once I got out of the corporate world and was truly financially independent that I could wake up and do anything that I wanted with my day, my breath naturally settled. So now I actually don't have to.
  • Unless I'm really stressed out, I don't have to come home to my breath. My breath is my default home. My blood pressure dropped.
  • It's kind of like the length of your breath is the length of your life, and I really feel like the length of my breath is much longer simply because it took me like nine months to detox from leaving the corporate world.

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  • So there was a neighbor, there was a guy that lived on the street behind me and I'd known him growing up. He was one of three siblings and he was just one of these people who now in hindsight I realized was quite lonely and quite sad.
  • He always just reeked of body odor, just like intense. I think it was a mixture of his parental situation, I don't think his parents were very present. It was the environment he grew up in.
  • I would make comments around his body odor and, that he was just a jerk.
  • This wasn't a very long period of time, but it was all facilitated by some friends that I was hanging out with. I remember that he got upset about it.
  • He told his mom, his mom called my mom and my mom being like, you know, do you want this to be your character? And all those sorts of things.
  • You know, I felt really bad about it. I remember going over and apologizing earnestly, but then that was, I was actually a bully in that sense before I was bullied myself.
  • And then two years later in eighth grade, there was a kid who would just always bully me really intensely.

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394 Expand Your Edge With Dr. Laura Gallaher

January 21, 2019

Dr. Laura Gallaher is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Facilitator, and Executive Coach. She is the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge, which she started in 2013. Her noteworthy career began after the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everybody aboard. Following the tragedy, NASA hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influences that were deemed to play a role in the accident. She worked for 8 years to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Masters and PhD in Organizational Psychology. Laura is a Licensed Human Element® Practitioner, a Certified Radical Collaboration Trainer, and a Certified Coach.

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  • Judy Bell (helped Will Schutz develop the Human Element)

Effect on Emotions

  • It slows them down, is the biggest thing. If I feel emotion coming with speed, I'm able to just dial it back a bit. So the motions are either slower to come or I'm actually faster to recover.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I actually want to be more intentional about breathing. I think that, maybe through instinct or maybe through what I've learned over the last five or 10 years, it definitely is a part of it. And I know every time I teach, I tend to model breathing as a means to sort of settle the mind, settle the body. I think it's ridiculously powerful, breathing. And so I want to be even more intentional with it.

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  • I believe that we are hardwired for human connection and I don't believe that we're meant to walk through the world alone. I think for me personally, if I could make one change, it would be to have that one life partner to share life with. So I'm a big believer in the idea that if I can't be happy alone, I can't be happy with somebody.
  • But if I'm happy now and I think that my life could be richer and more full if I had that life partner, then I would say that's the biggest change I would want.

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393 Movement Makers Community Founder, Eiji Morishita

January 17, 2019

Eiji Morishita is the Founder of the Movement Makers, whose mission is empower 1000 leaders over the next 10 years to start a movement that impact millions of lives.  His purpose is to ignite souls to step into their calling. Eiji has been part of several movements including the spread of the Sushi Movement in North America and building over 100 schools in Guatemala.  He is currently creating, building, & advising dozens of movements through his community on the world's toughest issues. His clients and the Movement Makers Community have been featured on the NY Times Best Seller List, TED, and many more. Eiji is a genius in creating practical & tactical solutions to create fun, easy, and profitable Speaking Training Coaching businesses.

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  • Mahatma Gandhi

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has been extremely helpful, especially when it comes to making decisions as well. What works for me is when my emotions are at an even keel or so are settled; if it's not too high or too low or just going up and down.
  • There's the old saying, when emotions go up, intelligence goes down.
  • So mindfulness helps settle the emotions and process emotions so I can make decisions from a place of peace and a place of joy.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • That's been very powerful because the things that I use for mindfulness, you know, breathwork is important. Just stopping and paying attention to my breath. So there's several different types of [exercises].
  • I just take deep breaths in through my nose and out through my mouth. I do various [versions], like one for two counts or four for four counts in. It depends on the day.
  • Afterwards, my body feels energized, my mind feels clear and it really helps take emmotional baggage off my plate. Also the other ways that I know is by walking or running. That is my form of meditation as well.

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Bullying Story

  • English is my second language and I grew up in the eighties and nationalism was very high. I was bullied mostly from fourth grade all the way through junior high. Definitely I think mindfulness [would have made a difference].
  • What's interesting is, I was bullied in elementary school and junior high. And then on Saturday school, which is Japanese school, I was a bully myself. So I was being bullied first, then was a bully in Japanese school.
  • From being bullied, I think mindfulness would have been really helpful for me to check into my emotions and process those emotions versus suppressing it or, or just avoiding it completely. I think it also gives me a perspective of what's going on, um, that I wouldn't be in reaction mode that I have to respond as well.
  • I think mindfulness would have been very helpful and I think it would allow me to address my feelings instead of just ignoring them.

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392 Create Your Own Reality With Sherife Wright

January 14, 2019

Sherife is an artist with a very unique perspective. When asked the question 'Who are you?' he replied: I'm god. And I'm not saying that in the sense like I'm the religious god, what I'm saying is, who I am truly is beyond the physical, and that being is hard to describe in words, because the potential of that soul or that spirit is so vast, it's endless. You're an infinite being, and if you're an infinite being, there's no way to really sum up in a few words who you actually are. Being able to go to sleep, having a dream, living in another dimension, coming back into this dimension and living out that dream, or having predictions of things, seeing the future, out of body experiences, there's so much to me as far as what I can do as a human being, it's hard to really sum it up.

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  • Not a specific person, just nature.

Effect on Emotions

  • I was able to feel my thoughts. You know, when I monitor my thought, I'll say, okay, you know what? I'm not going to go any further to hurt myself or to hurt anyone else because I know that, in order for me to evolve will become better, I have to give up.
  • But see, you gotta have a passion for these things. So I've always had a passion for it. So, the more mindful I became of my own thoughts and what I was doing at the time, it helped me snap out of it.
  • And you know, sometimes I look back at the good deeds I've done for so many people and I fall in love with myself, you know, I've fallen in love, and it makes me more mindful.
  • So in the middle of an argument, sometimes I can stop and tell a person, 'Hey, I love you' and people are scared to say that word today. You know, it's like a nightmare just to say that word. People are so afraid of it.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Well, you know, the brain needs oxygen.
  • Oxygen is a part of the ethos of the plants. And when you breathe in these, um, I mean we've get, when you breathe in the oxygen these plants are giving off, it's not just a cycle. It's not just what happens.
  • This air that we breathe from these plants is communication. You received the oxygen from the plant. You inhale and when you exhale it's carbon. That carbon goes back into the plant.
  • Then the plant knows now what you need to heal yourself, if you got cancer or if you got a liver problems. So now in turn, what the plant does is start growing fruits and vegetables for certain parts of our illnesses. It's no coincidence that the plant produces fruits and vegetables for certain parts of our body. That's not a coincidence, that's from the carbon that we breathe out.
  • The plant knows now because, the oxygen that the plant has set out actually went into the bloodstream. The blood carries the oxygen to the brain, the muscles. And that has helped me heal. Definitely. You know, so when we exhale out, the plant takes that information back in.
  • It's like oxygen has spied on your body by the oxygen traveling through your blood and through your kidney.
  • Then you look at pecans and certain nuts you'll see that some nuts look like the brain, you know, and some foods are like different parts of our body, but that's not by accident. That's because the oxygen that we're breathing, the ether, the things that we shared with plants and stuff, it's important for us to breathe. You know?
  • So when Shifu told us to breathe from the stomach and inhale, exhale, and you know, dealing with Tai Chi, that helped me a lot.

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Bullying Story

  • Oh yeah. Well, you know, I was always fighting when I was young because I was picked on a lot. And so I learned how to become a bully myself at times.
  • I'll tell you what, I was bullying somebody and that person turned out to be handicapped, you know, I'm teasing the person talking about them real bad. And then when they opened their mouth to respond to me, I found out that person was handicap, that that person couldn't really speak. And that hurt me.
  • It hurt me really bad because see, that person was innocent. And when that person went to speak to me, when they turned around and talked to me and they sounded so crippled inside. I was really hurt because they can't defend themselves.
  • It was a girl I was just picking on, but she would be considered ugly in today's society because she doesn't match up with the average models and so, she's not ugly to me, but by average standards that people would normally say she's ugly because she don't look like Beyonce or look like any other model out there.
  • So, I had to tell her I love her. She's beautiful. I apologized to her and then she gave me thumbs up like she, you know, like, okay, we cool. She accepted it. Yes. And that made me feel so much better. It eased me because I walked away, but, you know, I just couldn't accept what happened, what just took place. So I had to apologize to her and everything.

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391 Shanghai-based Investor Talks Mindfulness; David Cheng

January 10, 2019

David Cheng is a Shanghai-based investor/entrepreneur. He founded AngelVest Group which is one of the largest angel investment groups in China, having provided funding to 16 companies. They provided the initial seed funding to bring Hanson Robotics to Hong Kong  from USA. David is the former product developer at Honda R&D in Japan and USA. He has invested in over twenty early and growth stage companies. He's a former investment banker at US/ China bulge bracket and boutique firms. He also led AMD’s microprocessor technology transfer to China’s Ministry of Science and Technology. David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of   Rochester.

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Most Influential Person

  • Shifu Deru (Shi Deru)

Effect on Emotions

  •  I think mindfulness has kept my emotions in check. I mean, there were times when I was younger where, you know, anger would flare, and emotions would kind of run up and down.
  • But I think that if I were to take a step back in a situation and kind of brush it off, well that is growth. That is my personal growth, I believe.

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Bullying Story

  • Bullying has become a hot topic in modern times.
  • One of the tenets of karate is seek perfection of character. And in that statement in itself, all people who practice that martial art are asked to behave in a way that would be respectful of others and yourself. And that means no bullying.
  • When I was growing up in New York state, it was a very different environment many decades ago and people didn't take bullying seriously, if at all.
  • And certainly I observed bouts of that and even myself growing up as a kid, I was more on the quiet side, on the shy side and you know, some people did take advantage of that. And while I found it to be bothersome. I was able to find my own ways to just avoid that or to find other interests that didn't put me into, let's say a negative mood or depression.
  • But I think it's a big problem, or I think it was a big problem and I think in today's society, because I got two kids of my own now, that's certainly something that I look out for in their school and their environment.
  • I think it's all about upbringing, values at home, education, and also finding ways perhaps through mindfulness or consciousness to elevate our society, our community.
  • To realize that we're all connected and that kind of behavior, whether it's, you know, amongst your peers or within your social group, amongst your kids. That kind of behavior can be changed, I believe.

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