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Fit Healthy Grounded Women; Penelope Lane

Fit Healthy Grounded Women; Penelope Lane

December 13, 2020

Penelope Lane is a Clinical Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Mindfulness Teacher with over 30 years experience in her private psychology practice, running exercise groups and teaching mindfulness. Penelope focuses on helping women over the age of 45 to effectively integrate exercise, mindfulness and self-compassion into daily routines for optimal physical, mental and emotional health. Penelope conceived the idea of combining meditation sessions in gyms over 30 years ago but didn’t go ahead with it due to a crisis of confidence and having young children. After revisiting the idea several years later, Fit Healthy Grounded Women was born, with its flagship program – The Fit Tone Flex System.

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  • My therapist

Effect on Emotions

  • Now when I feel something, I name it; anxiety, sadness, anger, and there's a buffer, like a boundary, that has created a veil. It's there, but I'm not engaged in it.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is my anchor. Breathing is my mindful process that I pay attention to. When I'm out and about in my life I notice that I'm in my head and there's lots of thoughts and I also notice that I'm holding my breath.
  • Then I use a deep breath to bring myself back around to the present moment.

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied in Primary School. I was fat and and I had pimples and my surname back then was Boyle, so it was Penny Boyle.
  • I was called horrible names and a few years later I developed anorexia which is a very common pattern. I was very shy and withdrawn and mindfulness has really helped my self-confidence.
  • I was aware back then of what we called the observer so there was a part of me that could observe what I was doing but I didn't know what to do with that.
  • If I'd had mindfulness back then, I think I would have related to my emotions and thoughts in a different way rather than using the repression of food to have that emotional control over my life and it would have helped with my self-esteem too.

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Double Your Happiness By Focusing On Less; David Wood

Double Your Happiness By Focusing On Less; David Wood

December 9, 2020

David Wood is a former Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies, including Sony Music, Chanel, and Exxon. David left his cushy Park Avenue job 20 years ago to build the world’s largest coaching business. He became #1 on Google for life coaching, serving an audience of 150,000 coaches, and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. Alongside his clients’ successes, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, severe anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show! He was nominated to the Transformational Leadership Council alongside such thought leaders as Don Miguel Ruiz, John Gray, and Marianne Williamson. David coaches rockstar entrepreneurs to double their revenue faster, overcome Shiny Object Syndrome, and be a more extraordinary entrepreneur and human.

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What Are You Focused On?

  • One thing I've chosen to focus on is my health. When I get into something, I get into it.
  • I'm working with an energy healer who's got me running in my underwear, in the snow, barefoot. He says, do 72 steps in the snow, barefoot and it will help your energy.
  • I'm having cold showers each day. I'm doing exercises snacks and after this interview I'll go on the chin-up bar and do some pull-ups just for a minute. That's one example of focus, and it feels good to me.

What Anger Are You Holding?

  • I don't identify it as anger, but I think almost all of us have some. For me it occurs as frustration. I've been living with anxiety and depression for twenty years. I had some trauma as a kid which apparently is still impacting me.
  • After twelve years ago I started feeling tired quite often and had some trouble sleeping. I've tried so many different things to work on my energy and it's working to the point that I can sit here with you and it feels good right now.
  • About three o'clock this afternoon I'll probably do a meditation and then hopefully I can go out and be with friends, but sometimes I can't. I would think that after fifteen years of working on this, I would have power over it.

Bullying Story

  • After high school, and when I discovered personal growth, and I discovered communication, and I discovered tough conversations, my coach kept encouraging me to clean up my past and make lists of people that I resented and that I was holding anger against.
  • So I would make the lists and then my coach said, now you have to call them. Through good coaching I managed to find my way to call a guy that I used to like and we were friends, but he would bully me. He would make fun of me in class and he would put me down and get the other kids riled up against me.
  • I didn't want to call him because I thought he would think I was an idiot. My coach said, start with that. And so I called him and said, I was afraid to call you because I was afraid you would think I was an idiot.
  • I told him, I felt pushed around and bullied and belittled by you at school and I've been holding onto that for twenty years.  I just wanted to let you know.
  • He said, what can I say or do now to help us move forward? I couldn't believe that this guy I thought was such a jerk, could say something like that.

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Reclaim Your Eating Habits With The Freedom Promise; Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

Reclaim Your Eating Habits With The Freedom Promise; Mindy Gorman-Plutzer

December 6, 2020

Mindy Gorman-Plutzer brings 25 years of experience to her private practice as a Certified Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner and Eating Psychology Coach. Mindy’s life experience and training inspired her to create a framework that combines functional nutrition, positive psychology, and mind/body science; introducing a compassionate resolution to physical and emotional challenges resulting from chronic and complex health issues, as they relate to Eating Disorders. Mindy is the author of The Freedom Promise: 7 Steps To Stop Fearing What Food Will Do TO You and Start Embracing What It Can Do FOR You.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness allows me to now give myself permission to feel my emotions. I don't fear them, I feel them. And I let them pass through. And I have learned to give myself that space and that grace to not always have to feel wonderful. Perfection is only a perception and it's usually not rooted in reality.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathwork grounds us. I believe that it's virtually impossible to be truly mindful without being grounded.
  • Proper breathwork, conscious deep breathing, also activates the parasympathetic part of our brains which is part of our central nervous system.
  • It regulates so many functions of our body and when we're in the parasympathetic state, also known as rest and digest, we are doing just that. Our bodies are in the flow.

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Bullying Story

  • I bullied myself for so many years. I belittled my needs. I bullied myself into believing that I wasn't enough as I was.
  • I bullied myself in such a way that belittled my needs for food and proper nourishment. I thought that I could buy my ‘enough', by denying myself.
  • That for me was a form of bullying and self-betrayal. It wasn't until I went through that dark period that brought me to this period of light and self-discovery did I realize that until I found my enough and reclaimed it.
  • As I said in the book, the freshly baked brownie, the glass or two of wine, the new pair of shoes, was never going to do it.
  • What I needed to do was to dig deep and find what I like to refer to as my sacred space of solitude where I could dig deeper than myself.
  • For me that became my higher power, my deepest self where I knew I was safe.
  • And what does someone who is bullied want? They want to feel safe. They want to feel they belong. If you think about the bully, the bully is really a coward.
  • My bully was my eating disorder self who needed me to believe that I needed her or else I couldn't function. That is what a bully does.

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Finding Karma In The Heart Of The Himalaya; Michael Schauch

Finding Karma In The Heart Of The Himalaya; Michael Schauch

December 2, 2020

Michael Schauch is a mountaineer, entrepreneur and storyteller who lives to explore remote places around the world and to share the depth and beauty of human connection he discovers along the way. With early success as an entrepreneur at age 15, and over 20 years of global financial investment experience, Schauch brings his business acumen and altruistic heart to lead and support local and international mentorship, fundraising and educational initiatives. These include the education of girls and student mentorship in Nepal, outdoor youth leadership for those facing barriers to access nature and holistic Indigenous leadership development in British Columbia, Canada. He holds an MBA from Queen’s University and is a member of the Explorers Club. Michael lives with his partner, Chantal in Squamish, British Columbia.

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Most Influential Person

  • My mom.

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has taught me to be much more accepting, much more calm, and trusting with love.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is rhythm. I practice breathing very deeply in the mountains and in nature. Connecting with nature is part of my meditation practice. Breathing is a core component of that.

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Bullying Story

  • There's a story where Pemba's best friend, who is Indigenous, her mother said to me, nobody has ever truly seen my daughter as Pemba sees me daughter. That's a deeper level of mindfulness that they're cultivating [in Nepal].
  • In Nepal, we went to this one little monastery and Karma and Pemba approached the shrine and very intentionally  put their hands to their forehead, to their lips, and then to their heart, while uttering a Tibetan mantra that means ‘homage to the Buddha', which they consider my highest self.
  • Homage to the teachings, wisdom that has come before, and homage to the community, the interconnectedness of all things. That's the level of mindfulness they're operating from.

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The Three Pillars of Meditation; Giovanni Dienstmann

The Three Pillars of Meditation; Giovanni Dienstmann

November 29, 2020

Giovanni Dienstmann is an author, certified meditation teacher, coach and speaker. He has a diverse training with over 9,000 hours of meditation, and a teaching style that is pragmatic, simple, methodical, and non-sectarian. Giovanni's personal anthem is Empowered Peace and Empowered Peace is the reality he lives in now. At only 15-years old,  meditation taught Gio that the real bully was inside his head, and that he could learn to be his own best friend. It taught him how to let go, be greater than his problems, and accept himself. Giovanni has written a book called Practical Meditation: A Simple Step-By-Step Guide.

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Most Influential Person

  • The Buddha

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness for me means that I don't need to run away from any emotion and that I don't need to react to any emotion. I can just accept whatever emotion is happening to me right now, with all the sensations in my body, pleasant or unpleasant and that there's still space for me to chose what I want to do with it. Do I just want to watch and let it pass? Do I want to fuel it to attention and then increase it if it's a positive emotion? Do I want to process it so that it kind of disappears. Mindfulness gives me these options.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • My style of meditation is not about breathing. I've tried breathing styles in the past and they were not the best ones for me.
  • Having said that, breathing is an important element of my mindfulness practice throughout the day.
  • I notice that when I am eating, I try to pay attention to my breathing. When I breathe more deeply and slowly while I eat, I chew better and I feel that digestion happens easier after that for some reason.
  • When I'm working, I may be answering emails or something and from time to time I remember to breathe deeply and slowly and the more I do that throughout the day, the less tired I feel at the end of the day. 

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A Mindful Alternative To Prescription Drugs; Dr. Joe Nieusma

A Mindful Alternative To Prescription Drugs; Dr. Joe Nieusma

November 25, 2020

Dr. Joe Nieusma is the CEO, founder and Chief Toxicologist at Superior Toxicology & Wellness, an international scientific consulting firm that works to passionately educate and inspire individuals to look for better ways to treat their health and wellness. Dr. Nieusma has  30 years experience with human exposure to drugs, chemicals and microbials. He provides tips on intermittent fasting, protection from COVID-19, and how to add longevity to our lives, including ways to eliminate some medications from daily routines. Dr. Nieusma is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Vitro Biopharma, a firm that brings new stem-cell related products for diabetes research to scientific, pharmaceutical, and ultimately medical markets. Dr. Nieusma is also on the editorial staff for the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, published by Informa Healthcare.

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Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has affected my emotions very positively because in my younger years I had a temper that was one of the tops in the universe and when I lost it, it was like a train wreck.
  • The train was off the track and there was nothing you could do to bring it back.
  • Being mindful has actually helped me to contain, corral, and not be a victim of my own anger and temper since I've aged.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is how I center myself. I swim a lot and breath control is a very big part of swimming. A deep breath will allow your gases to exchange.
  • I can actually feel the increased circulation in my body as I take a big, deep breath and hold it in for a second or two, or five or ten or even thirty. I can feel my body getting invigorated because I've given it the opportunity for that very efficient gas exchange.
  • So breathing is a huge part of how I can improve my physiology on a second to second basis.

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How to Be Up in Down Times; Mitzi Perdue

How to Be Up in Down Times; Mitzi Perdue

November 22, 2020

Mitzi Perdue is the co-author, along with Mark Victor Hansen of How to Be Up in Down Times. She is a science writer and a health writer. She holds a BA with honors from Harvard University and an MPA from the George Washington University. Mitzi combines the experiences of three long-time family businesses. Her father Ernest Henderson co-founded the Sheraton Hotel Chain and her late husband Frank Perdue was the second generation in the poultry company that today operates in more than 50 countries. She herself founded CERES Farms in 1974. In 2019 she founded WIN THIS FIGHT, STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

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Most Influential Person

  • Mother Theresa

Effect on Emotions

  • I've loved the idea of controlling emotions. Some you can't. If you have a child who's ill, I don't know what to do about that. But of ordinary garden variety things, I think it's a question of will. I think, do I let that get to me? Then I think, that's their problem.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing I consider so important that I've been taking lessons with a voice coach about deep breathing.
  • When things are really tough, if you can take a deep breath, (My breath is purple in my imagination), and you breathe it out, it takes away tension and other stuff.

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Bullying Story

  • I have been in many jobs during my lifetime that have been dominated by men. You can imagine that a lot of bullying came my way, so how did I handle it? Here's where it gets a little bit off-beat.
  • If you criticized me in some way and it's going to make me better, I embrace it, I love it, I'll act on it.
  • If you're just bullying me or if you're being critical because you think you can get away with it, you don't exist for me. You just don't exist. I'm not going to let you get under my skin.

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The Relationship School with Jayson Gaddis

The Relationship School with Jayson Gaddis

November 18, 2020

Jayson Gaddis is the founder of The Relationship School, an impact-based company dedicated to helping people work out their differences and have fulfilling long-term partnerships. He is on a mission to reach 1,000,000 teens and young adults with formal relationship education. He's the creator of Interpersonal Intelligence™ and trains people how to be relational leaders and coaches. Jayson is also an author, speaker, and podcaster of ‘The Relationship School Podcast, is the father of two children and has been married since 2007.

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Effect on Emotions

  • I think I used to be so jammed up emotionally and cut off. Now I can be with my sadness, my anger, my rage, and my fear; and breathe into it and not run from it. It's incredibly empowering to welcome whatever's arising.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I didn't learn much about breathing until I started to learn to meditate. Then I learned that there are all kinds of ways to breathe and breathe differently; breathe through the body, breathe through the nose, breathe through the mouth, hold my breathe, exhale longer.
  • I'm still learning, I'm still on that journey. I think how we breathe has a big impact on our life.

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied and I, in turn, bullied some people. In every story, mindfulness would have made a difference. In Middle School I bumped into some big football player and knocked over his chocolate milk and he grabbed me by the neck and held me up.
  • I was this little scrawny kid and I hadn't gone through puberty yet. I was terrified and I ran off. I felt so ashamed and embarrassed because it was in front of everybody at lunch.
  • [With mindfulness] I probably would have still run off because that was an appropriate thing to do. Had I just rounded the corner and just sat down outside and just knew to breathe, and cry and be with myself, and even better, have some adult or older kid who would have been able to hold space for me and breathe with me and just hang out while I just moved through the trauma.
  • That would have made a massive difference.

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Emotional & Energetic Intelligence For Fulfillment; Simon Lovell

Emotional & Energetic Intelligence For Fulfillment; Simon Lovell

November 15, 2020

Simon Lovell is a super high performance and emotional intelligence coach for successful CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Leaders that holds people accountable and heals their relationships, self-sabotage, and mindset struggles so they can live their happiest lives. Simon Lovell went from a bullied teen, addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling and then built his own million dollar company, but he still wasn't happy. After healing his childhood trauma he now helps CEOS and entrepreneurs become fulfilled through this proven six week transformational process called The Super High Performance Formula. He is the author of The Black Ball: Does Anybody Else Have a Secret? and has been featured on Entrepreneur and Forbes. Simon is also the host of the Unshakeable Leaders podcast.

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What Does Mindfulness Mean To You?

  • Mindfulness means being aware of bringing ourselves back home to ourselves. Connecting with our body. I call it the Universal Slap. It's a reminder from the universe that we need to bring ourselves back to ourselves.

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Bullying Story

  • One of my first bullying events was when I was about 6 years old and it was through a teacher at school. Imagine a classroom of 20 children and the energy of that room is green, green being positive.
  • So you're 6 years old and you're in this room playing and you're talking about the Simpsons. Then a teacher who is very angry, comes into the room and says, ‘wipe that smile off your face, Lovell'.
  • He shames me in front of the other kids at a key developmental age. This happened multiple times. I am now creating a story that says, I'm not good enough, what's wrong with you, you're bad.
  • When it comes to your present life, that interruption of energy from green to red, when I'm being shamed by the teacher, it's called hyper arousal. It's that hyper arousal that sends you into fight or flight.
  • If that doesn't get resolved, you will continue to live a life where, when I'm 13 years old and I'm in a shower room being bullied by a rugby kid, now based on the earlier event, do I now stand up to the bully in the shower room, or do I cower? I cower.

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Pandemic Struggles Meet Mindfulness; Aria Campbell-Danesh and Seth Gillihan

Pandemic Struggles Meet Mindfulness; Aria Campbell-Danesh and Seth Gillihan

November 11, 2020

Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh is a doctor in clinical psychology and an expert in the fields of behavior change and long-term health. A mindfulness specialist and creator of the F.I.T. Method, he works internationally with clients on their mindset, exercise, and nutrition. Seth J. Gillihan is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author, podcast host, and creator of the Think Act Be Online School. He specializes in mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Both of my guests are authors of the best-selling book, A Mindful Year: 365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life (Blackstone Publishing).

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Effect on Emotions

  • Aria: I was once at a talk with the Dali Lama. I was going through clinical depression at the time, in my early 20s. Someone asked the Dali Lama, what would you do if you were depressed, as a Buddha? First, he laughed and said, I wouldn't know, I'm not depressed. Then he said something which resonated and stayed with me.
  • He said, your emotions are like the waves on an ocean … sometimes they're bigger and sometimes they're smaller. And they are always passing by. But deep below the waves, there's a calmness, a serenity; there's clarity and there's wisdom. And any point in time, you can often find waves of going deeper within, you can operate from that place.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Seth: I would first set a specific time to practice because it's really easy to have an intention to do it but then other things will inevitably get in the way.
  • Then, start small with maybe a minute, or 3 minutes, or 5 minutes and just sit, notice the breath, be with those sensations, and know that meditation is not about making your thoughts stop. The more we try to do that actually, the more persistent the thoughts become. We just focus on the breath and then the mind will wander and will bring it right back.

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