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512 Living Your Best Life Through Radical Self-Love; Tiffany Toombs

512 Living Your Best Life Through Radical Self-Love; Tiffany Toombs

March 8, 2020

Tiffany Toombs is the Founder of Blue Lotus Mind and is a Mindset Coach who specializes in helping people overcome self-sabotage and limiting beliefs allowing them to experience success in every area of life. Tiffany is a Master Practitioner and Trainer in NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and Matrix Therapies. She has overcome some major challenges including physical abuse, infidelity, and eating disorders. Tiffany has worked in the health and fitness industry for 18 years and exclusively as a coach for the last five. She combines her science background and knowledge of the body & mind with her spiritual interests and training to achieve the goals of her clients.

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Most Influential Person

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

Effect on Emotions

  • “I was very angry growing up. Mindfulness has allowed me to deal with it so I'm not like a volcano that's always about to erupt.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “I use breathing to pull me out of anxiety and I am the only person in my family who manages it without any sort of prescription drug.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I was bullied in the school a lot. So, if I had the mindfulness techniques then, that would have completely transformed that.”
  • “It has helped me face adult haters and mindfulness helped me to disconnect their words from my truth.”
511 Pause, Breathe, And Smile To Awaken Your Mindfulness; Gary Gach

511 Pause, Breathe, And Smile To Awaken Your Mindfulness; Gary Gach

March 4, 2020

Gary Gach is a San Francisco based author who was educated in Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh. He has written a number of books including his most recent, Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough. While living his life as a writer, Gary has worked at various jobs to make ends meet including as a bookshop clerk, editor-in-chief, hospital administrator, journalist, stevedore, and typographer. Gary currently lives in San Francisco, where he hosts a weekly Mindfulness Fellowship in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism.

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Most Influential Person

  • Thich Nhat Hanh

Effect on Emotions

  • “I used to be a very angry person, now I'm a better person to be with.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “I've been aware of my breathing as a practice, as an early human being.”

Suggested Resources

  • Book: Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough by Gary Gach
  • App: Mindfulness Bell (plumvillage.org)

Bullying Story

  • “There was a bully at elementary school and I just couldn't believe what he was doing.”
  • “I found a time where I saw him bullying and I went up to him and I shoved him and said, you got to stop that.”
  • “I realized later that it's not good because I bullied him.”
510 Using Mindfulness For Conscious Poker Playing; Alec Torelli

510 Using Mindfulness For Conscious Poker Playing; Alec Torelli

March 1, 2020

Alec Torelli is a high stakes poker player and has been a poker coach for more than 15 years, traveled to 45+ countries and made millions of dollars in the biggest cash games and tournaments in the world. He has competed on televised shows such as the World Series of Poker on ESPN, The World Poker Tour on Travel Channel and Poker Night in America on CBS Sports.  Alec uses mindfulness on a daily basis and shares how his lessons learned from poker apply to life and business. He is an expert at reading people, knowing how to take calculated risks and applying smart strategies to make winning decisions.

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Most Influential Person

  • Sam Harris

Effect on Emotions

  • “If you let your emotions dictate your actions, you're never going to win.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “It's an easy way to stay mindful.”
  • “When I don't have time to meditate, I'll take a deep breath and exhale really quickly. It helps calm me down and stay present.”

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509 Resilience Despite Abuse and Betrayal; Ola Muhammed

509 Resilience Despite Abuse and Betrayal; Ola Muhammed

February 26, 2020

Ola Muhammed is the founder and creative director of Ijorere designs and has worked with some major celebrities including NBA superstar player Lebron James and music recording artist J.Cole. When Ola was choosing a career, she was told that her dream of becoming an architect was not suited for a black woman. Even though people tried to step on her neck on the way up, it didn't stop her. She looked at her goal as a challenge and became a highly successful architect living in the most affluent neighborhood in Illinois. Ola learned that what holds people back the most from achieving their dreams is not racism but self hate.

 

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  • Company: Ijorere Designs
  • Website: www.Ijorere.com
  • Book: Get Your Foot Off My Neck by Ola Muhammed

Most Influential Person

  • Her Mother

Effect on Emotions

  • “I realized the power of simple things.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathe deep to stay calm.”

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508 Music As An Inspiration For Self-care with Bill Protzmann

508 Music As An Inspiration For Self-care with Bill Protzmann

February 23, 2020

Bill Protzmann uses the power of music to delight and inspire self-care. He is an avid volunteer having held Board positions with Guitars for Vets and the San Diego Veterans Coalition. He has been instrumental in connecting thousands of military service members and Veterans with honor tickets to attend the San Diego Symphony concerts. Bill has delivered keynote addresses to organizations including The American Music Therapy Association, Consumer Action, The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development. Bill has published articles at Fox News, Your Tango, The Good Men Project, Psychology Today, and PracticalHeartSkills.com. Bill is author of the book, More Than Human – The Value of Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization.

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Effect on Emotions

  • I think the thing that is important here is letting go of what you think.
  • The more that I let go of what I think; that could be preconceptions, or a new thought that just comes at me, or just the busyness and the chatter, the more that I'm able to let go of that, the more welcome I feel toward emotional energy and it's content.
  • I feel the practice of that is a very safe thing, instead of always trying to keep the emotions I don't want out of my space.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Early on, I had a piano teacher explain to me that a melody on the piano is being made by hitting things and the challenge is to make that melody sing.
  • To be able to sing it, you have to breathe it. Even though I'm playing a percussion instrument, I find myself breathing and inspired by the music so I'm breathing in the same phrasing that a singer might be breathing.
  • I had a band teacher teach me about diaphragmatic breathing and so I've always had this ability to breathe deeply.

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Bullying Story

  • When I was in first grade I walked to and from school. I was always interrupted on my walk by these older guys who would grab my arm and twist it behind my back.
  • Once I left school at lunch and went home because I didn't want to encounter the bullies. You need to reach out and say to somebody who has authority, ‘this isn't right, this needs to stop.'

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507 Be The You-est You; Julie Reisler

507 Be The You-est You; Julie Reisler

February 19, 2020

Julie Reisler, Life Designer®, TV Host, Next Level Facilitator and Global Brand Ambassador is the founder and CEO of Empowered Living, a Life Design and personal development company. Julie facilitates retreats, workshops, masterminds and summits to help big-hearted high achievers take their life to the next level. Julie is also the author of the Get a PhD in YOU book series, a multi-time TEDx speaker, host of The You-est You® podcast and meditation teacher on the popular app, Insight Timer, with over 110,000 downloads. Julie has a master's degree in coaching and more than twelve certifications in mindset and wellbeing. Julie is also on the faculty at Georgetown University in their coaching program. Julie is passionate about helping you to be your ‘you-est you' so you can up-level your life at work and beyond.

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Most Influential Person

  • Heidi Most, Acupuncturist

Effect on Emotions

  • “It has helped me to navigate them in a way where I can stay in the bottom of the ocean meaning, I don't have to overreact, I can choose.”
  • “I can express without losing my whole self.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “I have to tune in to my breathing everyday because I tend to go up to my chest.”
  • “That's my super ninja trick to get grounded and cleared.”

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Bullying Story

  • “The pattern of bullying started early. I saw my dad being a bully to my mom verbally.”
  • “It translated into a marriage where I married someone who teetered into bullying me. I just recreated what I saw in my parent's relationship.”

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506 Grit, Love, And Fearless Living With Gregory Copploe

506 Grit, Love, And Fearless Living With Gregory Copploe

February 16, 2020

Gregory Copploe is a Poet, Author, Artist and an accredited Life Coach. He is a four time American Art Award winner and a Graduate of UCLA in Theatre Arts. Mr. Copploe's work in Hollywood spanned two decades and was the catalyst for his search for authentic self and greater purpose as he left toxicity behind. Mr. Copploe is an avid believer in living in the present moment, releasing fear and nurturing meaningful connections that trigger joyful experiences.

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Most Influential Person

  • Eckhart Tolle, Author

Effect on Emotions

  • “I feel freer to express my self without judgement and critique.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathing is part of my meditation practice. I concentrate on my breathing when I meditate.”
  • “I picture my body being healing and being cleansed when I'm breathing.”
  • “And knowing that when I get up, I'll feel more whole and better physically and mentally.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I was nothing but bullied all throughout school. When I got in college, I was finally accepted for my unique being.”

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505 Love Is The Answer God Is The Cure; Aimee Cabo

505 Love Is The Answer God Is The Cure; Aimee Cabo

February 12, 2020

Aimee Cabo lives to serve others. She exudes kindness and believes people need to be available for one another and share positive energy. Aimee has a gripping story. She was sexually abused by her stepfather from the age of 3. At the age of 15 she became part of what the Miami media dubbed, “The Case from Hell” – a case that pitted her parents against her. The darkness got even thicker when her daughter fell into a coma after someone tried to kill her. A ray of light burst into her dark life when she met her husband on an ‘accidental’ vacation and she experienced unconditional love for the very first time. Her pain and suffering started to heal and she realized that love was the answer to everything. Today, Aimee is a Transformational Speaker, Radio Talk Host and Award Winning Author of her memoir, ‘Love Is The Answer, God Is The Cure: The Inside Story of a Young Girl’s Courage To Stand Up To Her Abusers.’

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Most Influential Person

  • The Holy Spirit

Effect on Emotions

  • “I try not to dwell on sadness, it's a waste of time.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathing gives us time for ourselves.”

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504 Mindfulness For Deep Listening; Oscar Trimboli

504 Mindfulness For Deep Listening; Oscar Trimboli

February 9, 2020

Oscar Trimboli is an executive coach, speaker, and author. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes and workplaces around the world. Oscar is a marketing and technology industry veteran, having worked for a number of high profile companies including Microsoft. A whopping 55% of our time is spent listening yet it is a skill that only 2% of people really grasp despite the astonishing costs of failing to do so. These costs range from miscommunication to job turnover to lost sales. Oscar points out that if public speaking was the skill of the 20th century, the 21st Century is the time to learn how to listen. You can listen to Oscar’s top-ranked Apple podcast called Deep Listening.

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Most Influential Person

  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Master Yoda (Star Wars)

Effect on Emotions

  • “Mindfulness allows me to say it's okay to deal with a wide range of emotions.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “Breathing saved my life with regard to swimming in the ocean.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I think I'm a big bully to myself.”
  • “I think the violence of the conversations inside my mind sometimes where I'm beating myself about progress or outcome.”

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503 Increase Your Magnetic Presence With Rachael Jayne Groover

503 Increase Your Magnetic Presence With Rachael Jayne Groover

February 5, 2020

Rachael Jayne Groover is determined to accelerate spiritual awareness and raise global consciousness on our planet. She is a global speaker and the creator of the Art of Feminine Presence® and The Awakening trainings. RJ helps women become more visible, courageous, and fully self-expressed. Her work answers the question; how can we be unshakeable and magnetic when all eyes are on us? RJ is the author of the best-selling books, Powerful and Feminine and Divine Breadcrumbs.

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Most Influential Person

  • Adyashanti, Spiritual Teacher

Effect on Emotions

  • “I'm very equal and balanced in my emotions.”

Thoughts on Breathing

  • “It's the first thing that I can do very quickly.”

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Bullying Story

  • “I wasn't bullied but what I see is women being bullied all the time. They would be bullied at work, or they'd be bullied by their partner. The partner may really love them but there's bullying going on.”
  • “Mindfulness in this presence work absolutely helps. The training is to help them to get so in their body and energetic field that sends the signal to their brain that I am safe so then they can say the things they've learned.”

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