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Brownies For Breakfast; Lynne Bowman

Brownies For Breakfast; Lynne Bowman

October 24, 2022

Lynne Bowman has been featured at women's expos throughout the country, teaming with actress Deidre Hall to write and publish “Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup” (2010) and “Deidre Hall's How Does She Do It?” (2012). In previous lives, she won national awards as a creative director for Silicon Valley companies, was Creative Director at E&J Gallo Winery, Advertising Manager at Redken Laboratories, and freelanced for agencies in San Jose, Los Angeles, and New York. She has also worked as an actress, makeup artist, screenwriter, illustrator, legal journalist, and television Weather Person. Lynne has three grown children, and two absolutely perfect grandchildren, and is president of The Pescadero Foundation. She and her husband have a small farm on the coast of Northern California.

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Most Influential Person

  • Kristin Priscilla, trainer

Effect on Emotions

  • I'm old, I had all my emotions removed in the seven days I never would have survived. They're gone. They're just gone.
  • I was brought up at a time when your emotions should never, never appear in the room with you. I mean, we didn't have them. And so I'm afraid to a great extent, I still don't have them and maybe humor is the way I deal with my emotions, for the most part.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • His name is James Nestor, and he just wrote the book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. It is a wonderful book, and appreciate it and read the whole thing. Thanks to him, I am learning to close my mouth when I read.
  • It's simple. There's nothing elaborate or crazy about it. A lot of us know now about box breath, square breath, relaxing relaxation techniques, but just the simplicity of especially when you go to sleep at night, keep your mouth closed.

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Bullying Story

  • Bullying is such a universal subject and in my life, I more than once had to kind of go against the grain. My career was such that, very often, I was the only girl in the room, and men as you know, have a very subtle way of bullying women when they feel that their territory is being encroached upon. So I think I learned kind of early in my adult game

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Getting Booked and Paid To Speak; Grant Baldwin

Getting Booked and Paid To Speak; Grant Baldwin

October 20, 2022

Grant Baldwin is the CEO of The Speaker Lab. He has helped thousands of people build successful and sustainable speaking businesses. Over the last 15 years, Grant has become a sought-after speaker, podcaster, author, and accomplished entrepreneur. Featured on the Inc. 5000 list, Forbes, Inc. Entrepreneur, and The Huffington Post, he has committed his expertise and insight to equip others to share their meaningful message with the masses. His leadership and dedication to creating a one-of-a-kind organizational culture are evidenced by the impact of the team he leads. Grant lives near Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters.

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Most Influential Person

  • Phil Boyte – Keynote Speaker, Culture Coach, Professional Development and Culture Summit Facilitator

Effect on Emotions

  •  I tend to be a pretty even-keeled guy; it has helped me a lot. So the highs aren't too high, and the lows aren't too low. And so I think similar to speaking, when we were talking about what are the things you can and can't control, I think that that's true just in life in general, regardless of whether you're on a stage or not. Therefore

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Whenever you are backstage, I mean, there's a lot of speakers who do a lot of different things. And some are listening to music to hype them up. And some just want to be very quiet and still and just focus on their breathing. And I think you really have to figure out what works best for you. Therefore
  • So with breathing, I think you need to take some long breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. That can really kind of slow your heart rate and just calm some of the nerves or anxiety that you may feel. That can certainly be very effective.  Therefore

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Bullying Story

  • I remember several years ago, I was speaking and I did a lot in the education space speaking for school assemblies. One time I was speaking and it was like the Friday before spring break. It was at the end of the day, and so the only thing standing between several hundred teenagers and spring break was me. And so they don't care at all what I had to say. So
  • So partway through the presentation, I remember the announcement comes over the PA system, that the girl's volleyball team was dismissed to go to their game. So they had an away game. And so you've got a couple of dozen girls all over this gymnasium, standing up and starting to leave.
  • Then there were a bunch of teenage guys just being goofy and dumb and they started standing up and leaving. All of a sudden, we've got 30, 40, 50 people all over the room just leaving. Some were clearly supposed to leave and some were clearly not supposed to. There was just kind of like this chaos of this moment. Therefore
  • I remember one time I was speaking and a dog comes running into the room and just comes zipping around like nobody was paying attention and everybody was distracted. I remember one time speaking at a camp in this metal building. And there was a big storm that came in and it was hailing like really, really bad. It was super loud and it felt like this building was gonna collapse. We're all gonna die at any moment. Therefore

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Learn How To Shift; Amy Scruggs

Learn How To Shift; Amy Scruggs

October 17, 2022

Amy Scruggs has been known in the country music industry for more than 15 years and has opened for many greats including Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, Little Texas, and many more. From 2009-2012 she was the spokesperson for the American Veterans of California (AMVETS) performing at veteran and military events throughout the state.

Amy's career also includes more than 20 years in sales team coaching and received Bestseller on her book “Lights Camera Action” in the fall of 2021. For the past 5 years, she has enjoyed her position as the Host for The American Dream TV on CNBC and other networks along with the former Producer/Host of Veterans One TV and Retiring Right TV.

Amy uses her 20 years of experience as a Media Executive, TV host, Recording Artist, Public Speaker, Spokesperson, and Sales Professional, to help others present and communicate a concise and professional message, whether you're on-camera with network TV, ZOOM, podcast, social media or in person public speaking appearance.
Her new music was released in 2022 and the single “What if it All Goes Right” is now on radio and charting worldwide including reaching #66 on the Music Row Charts.

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Effect on Emotions

  • I don't react to them, I can identify them and go, Oh, this is a fear, oh, this is anxiety, oh, this is a sadness, and then not react to them, identify it, kind of nurture it internally like, okay, you got this, and then go into a little bit more analytical place of what to do with it at the moment.
  • And if I did something I need to deal with maybe I need to give myself those 15 minutes to really feel it. And then go back into activity. What it does is allows me to cancel a negative thought, or to not have my day go off the rails because I got angry or I got sad about something or something that came in that I wasn't expecting, I can really put it in its right place and then reset.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I noticed when I need to stop and take a full breath in. We all tend to do this to the point that when we're busy, like I gotta get this done. Oh, you're panting stop and breathe. Let your brain let your body feel where it's all coming from in the body. Relax into this, then go into the activities. And the breathing I noticed is a big, big deal.

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Bullying Story

  • I was bullied a lot as a kid. I was chased home, spit on, and teased. There was a lot of bullying as a young child and I think if I had been taught mindfulness, I would have realized this wasn't about me, it was about them. It was something broken in them, maybe something going on in their home. I think if I had understood the bigger picture to forgive and let that go; to not just see them as bullies, but see them as individuals that just had brokenness they weren't dealing with, even as children, then I could have not attached those to myself for so many years.
  • I was the choir geek. I was the one that had bad hair and braces. My brother was captain of the football team. He was a senior and I was a freshman. I remember his friends even picking on me or throwing footballs at my head in class.
  • I didn't understand then that mindfulness could have helped me just let it go. Let them go and find their own journey. It'll catch up with them, you just stay true to yourself and evolve.
  • I just want to hug them and say, it's okay. These are others projecting their own stuff. Everybody has their own brokenness, and they're dealing with it in different ways.

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Mindfulness In A World Of Tech; William A. Adams

Mindfulness In A World Of Tech; William A. Adams

October 13, 2022

Mindfulness In A World Of Tech; William A. Adams

Joy, Hope, and Positivity with Gurdeep Pandher

Joy, Hope, and Positivity with Gurdeep Pandher

October 10, 2022

Gurdeep Pandher is the topic of my solo episode today. I became familiar with fellow Canadian, Gurdeep Pandher through a radio story that caught my attention. It explained how this man is dedicated to bringing joy and hope to the world through Bhangra dance. He's inspired soldiers on a Navy warship and has taught firefighters at a firefighting training base. Mostly, he records videos from his home in the Yukon and shares them online. He records short videos and his posts have had over 25 million views on social media. So

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Who is Gurdeep Pandher?

  • He is a fellow Canadian, who is dedicated to bringing joy and hope to the world and does it through dance. Gurdeep uses social media as his way to share. He inspired soldiers on a Navy warship and taught firefighters at a firefighting training base.
  • He records short videos. And his videos have had over 25 million views on social media. And he continues to spread positivity around the globe.
  • He lives in the northwestern corner of Canada in the Yukon. His joy just spills out. Bhangra is the type of dance he teaches. In short, he teaches you how to do it in some of the videos.
  • One of his social media followers posted this message; “I'm subscribed to your channel and you always brings a smile to my face. Bhangra is such a joyful dance, it should be a part of everyone's day.”
  • Gurdeep Pandher believes that joy, hope, and positivity will lift you up and give you a boost. He wants to spread joy throughout the world. Gurdeep is currently touring Canada and tonight he's visiting the nearby town of Stratford, Ontario. He already went to Quebec and Toronto and he's been featured on NBC News nation, CBC, BBC, and so many other networks as well.

Joy, Hope, and Positivity Quote

  • “I think if we put some effort into it, we can all bring joy, hope, and positivity into our lives. It's not always easy. But there are ways we can do it.” – Gurdeep Pandher

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One of his social media followers posted this message: “I have been subscribed to his channel for a few months and he always brings a smile to my face. Bhangra is such a joyful dance it should be a part of everyone's day.”

Bruce's Comments About Positivity

  •  I enjoy an hour every day walking or running doing breathing exercises. It's just wonderful to be able to do Wim Hof breathing and other practices that energize and make me feel great. Most importantly,  it helps me to celebrate my life.
  • For the past two days I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with twenty-five inspiring kids in a school near me. As you know, I often spend time in schools covering for teachers who are absent and the last two days have been extraordinary. The children understood mindfulness like so many children do; they simply live it and breathe it; not necessarily because it has been formally taught, but because it is a natural part of how children see the world.
  • I believe this is why I connect with Gurdeep and his videos. They are a pure expression of mindfulness and positivity.

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Make Your Life An Autobiography Worth Reading; Sam Thiara

Make Your Life An Autobiography Worth Reading; Sam Thiara

October 6, 2022

Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver, and community activator. His goal is to help individuals realize their greatness. Presently, he teaches at the Beedie School of business and is also the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting. He has become an expert in career coaching with over 5,000 conversations and is an engaging conference speaker. He has authored two books and shared them at two different TEDx conferences. Sam Thiara's tagline is, “Everyone’s life is an autobiography … make yours worth reading”.

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Effect on Emotions

  • There are a lot of challenges that I do face. My life is not rainbows and cotton candy clouds and worlds. But what I realized, and the way I looked at it is, I cannot control what happens around me. But I can control how I'm going to react to the situation.
  • I take control of how I'm going to react, as opposed to letting the people or situation dictate it. So I think that's the way that I focus on it is because I'm behind the driver's seat with the help of the steering wheel, I'm going to actually get where I need to go, but not let anxiety overtake it. I'm going to be grounded through the process.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is really important because I think what happens is the fact that I think we breathe because that's just what we naturally do. But when it's purposeful deep breaths, and you're listening to yourself, when you're breathing, it just calms and slows things down. Autobiography
  • You're able to actually undertake it. I think when we have anxiety, our breath, our breathing, just speeds up and our heart rate goes up. But then, even amidst the storm, if you just sort of calm it down and just breathe, and slow it down, you're able to handle it.
  • And I guess people around me said,  the reason we'd like to rely on you is that no matter what happens, you're still calm. And I said, because if I'm not calm, and everyone else around me is not feeling it. If I'm not calm, then they're going to panic. But if I'm calm, there's that calming sense. Now, inside, I may be turbulent trying to figure out how to resolve it. But I'm still very calm. Just let's resolve this. Autobiography

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Bullying Story

  • I still remember that in primary school, just one day. It literally felt like so many students just ganged up on me for no reason whatsoever, not in a physical way, but in a psychological way.
  • In high school, it was like, there were instances when you would get bullied. I would say was not a good time for me. I was awkward, shy, and quiet. Maybe that's why it was easy to pick on someone like me.
  • I wasn't an athlete. I wasn't a person who had gotten into trouble. I wasn't in the band or arts. I was just this nameless, faceless person among 500 students.
  • But I will say at that point, mindfulness never really factored in. It's only later that I can reflect back to say that those instances, you know, have sort of reinforced that. I need to treat people with respect, I need to treat people with care. It's also about listening to other people, so they have an avenue and a way to share.  Autobiography

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Learn From The Father of Afformations; Dr. Noah St. John

Learn From The Father of Afformations; Dr. Noah St. John

October 3, 2022

Dr. Noah St. John is known worldwide as “The Father of AFFORMATIONS®” and “The Mental Health Coach to The Stars.” Working with Hollywood celebrities, 8-figure company CEOs, professional athletes, top executives, and elite entrepreneurs, Noah is famous for helping his coaching clients make more in 12 weeks than they did in the past 12 months while winning back 1-3 hours per day and 4-8 weeks per year.

Get a copy of Noah’s NEW book, Millionaire AFFORMATIONS®: The Magic Formula That Will Make You Rich at https://GetMillionaireBook.com  Get Noah’s FREE training on how he helps his clients make more in just 12 weeks than they made in the previous 12 months at https://FreeGiftfromNoah.com

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What is the Origin of the Word “Afformations”?

  • I invented the word Afformations. You can learn more about afformations at the official afformation website, which is afformations.com.
  • So as a keynote speaker, one of the things I like to do with my audiences is have a little fun, and I like to say, Alright, everybody, we're gonna stand up and say an affirmation just like they taught us to do. So everybody says, I am rich, and everybody goes, I am rich. Do you know, what happens next? Everyone starts laughing.
  • And I literally said, What are you laughing at? And they go, Well, I'm not rich. And I say but you just said you were, and they go, Yeah, but I don't believe it. See, now isn't that the funny thing? That is the irony of the affirmation method is, we've been taught to say these statements that we want to be true. But for most of us, in fact, we just don't believe it.
  • So imagine if you had a smartphone, and it didn't work 75% of the time, right? Would you keep using that phone or you would not keep using that phone? Would you trade
    it in for something better?
  • So I invented a better phone and use that analogy. That is my point about afformations as opposed to the old affirmation? An afformation is an empowering question.
  • Now, why is this so incredibly effective? Think about what the human mind does. In fact, that's how I discovered those formation formations, 25 years ago. In fact, in the book, I talked about how I discovered it.

What Makes You Tick?

  • When I was 25 years old, I decided to commit suicide because I didn't know my purpose here on earth. And so I was very depressed, very frustrated. I had been reading all those self-help books for many, many years. You see, I grew up poor in a rich neighborhood.
  • I had never had money, never had any success but I wanted to be successful. I wanted to have nice things and stuff like that. But I just could never put it together as hard as I was working. That's why I decided to take my own life when I was 25 years old.
  • Now, at the very last minute, my life was spared. I didn't know why at the time, but I decided to devote the rest of my life to serving God and serving humanity as best I could, while I was still here on the earth. The problem was, I didn't know why I was here on the earth. It took me five years of study and introspection and reading all these spiritual books, to find my purpose.

Success Anorexia and What It Means

  • Who I work with are entrepreneurs, experts, athletes, and people like that. So their income is dependent upon their actions. So people say, Well, I'm posting all the time on social media and I'm not getting any response. I'm creating these lead magnets and nobody wants them. I'm trying all these funnels, but they're not working. I was following all the gurus, I've tried webinars, I've tried Facebook ads, I've tried all of this stuff, but I'm still not where I want to be. And I feel overwhelmed, I'm procrastinating, I don't have the focus that I want and I have all these distractions.
  • And I say, Okay, I hear what you're saying. But here's what I want you to know. You don't have 99 problems. You don't even have 10 problems. You actually only have one problem that's causing all these other problems. The way that I teach it is called, Head Trash.
  • Head Trash is formed by this condition that I discovered 25 years ago, called Success Anorexia. Success Anorexia is a condition that causes someone to starve themselves of  success.

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Evolving Your Leadership and Work-Life Harmony; Andre Young

Evolving Your Leadership and Work-Life Harmony; Andre Young

September 29, 2022

Andre Young is a Professional Speaker, Author, Leadership Trainer, and Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC. He worked as a Mental Health Therapist for 19 years, played sports at every level from high school to professional, has been an employee, a business owner, and self-employed, and has written 4 books focused on enhancing Leadership & Work/Life Harmony. As Founder of You Evolving Now, it's his mission to enhance Leadership and Work/Life Harmony for organizations, leaders, employees, and teams with his high-energy, interactive, culture-changing leadership training programs and speaking engagements; allowing a professional and personal evolution!

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Your Life Prior to ‘You Evolving Now'

  • I was a mental health therapist for 19 years. I spent 15 years in alternative schools and partial hospitalization settings. That was great working with kids, adults, and families. I did outpatient, marriage counciling, individual and group work, and was in psychiatric facilities.
  • It was a great ride and I loved doing it and I thought I would retire doing it. I have to say, if you're in this profession, great for you. I felt out of love with how the system takes care of the caregiver.

What Were The Challenges You Faced?

  • Caregivers do a poor job of taking care of themselves. We are givers. So the system would do best by taking care of you as well. Overall, it was a real struggle. Then I started to come up with some of my own concepts. To be honest, I burned out.
  • Now I get to talk on stages and help organizations and help people lead through or prevent burnout. Sometimes you can't prevent it, it's there. So if it's there already and it's hit a few of your people, your leaders, your organization, your team, how do you lead through it? It is possible.

What Have You Learned From Your Children About Mindfulness?

  • I have a 22 year old daughter, a 19 year old son, a 14 year old son, and a 3 year old daughter. All of them are always my forever babies, love 'em to death. They taught me about patience. If you have mulitple kids, you know they are all different. In my experience, the one who is most challenging is the one who is most like you, and the one who is least like you. You love them. When I did my book, Seven Ways To Love, I explained that love is a verb, something that you do. Most people depend on the feeling.
  • You love your kids, that comes with having kids. How you do love, needs to be more intentional. The book, The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman changed my life. I asked everyone in my family about their love language and found out their top two.  And I learned them. And you ask every year because it can change a lot. You don't want to be speaking somebody's old language.
  • With my kids, I'm words of affirmation and I'm quality time. I love spending quality time and giving words of affirmation to them. My daughter told me, tell me you love me and leave me alone. My two sons are quality time and my 3 year old is play, she's quality time.

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Gain Clarity On Your Dreams; Amber Fuhriman

Gain Clarity On Your Dreams; Amber Fuhriman

September 26, 2022

Amber Fuhriman is an attorney, Certified NLP Trainer, Speaker, and Success Architect. After realizing that her entire identity had been tied up in being an attorney, Amber has spent the past 5 years, pushing her own boundaries and learning about how our past experiences affect our success. Now, in addition to practicing law, Amber uses her NLP knowledge as well as her experiences with grief, professional success, and physical challenges, including a 24-hour endurance obstacle course race, to help other business owners and entrepreneurs gain clarity on what they want finally live a life and business they deserve.

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  • Her Dad.

Effect on Emotions

  • Growing up, I was always the kid that was too emotional. I was the kid that wanted to hug family four or five, six times before I left I was the kid that said goodbye a bunch. I was the crier. I'm still the crier. I feel like my friends just carry around tissues with them because they know I'm coming.
  • Mindfulness has helped me realize that that's not a weakness. Mindfulness has helped me realize that it's okay to feel those emotions and express them. And that too emotional isn't really a thing. But to close off is.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I do believe that breathing is related to mindfulness. I also believe that when you are in the middle of the time you need it the most. If one person looks at you and says Just breathe, you want to punch him in the face. So for me when I have people who are struggling with anything where they need to slow their mind down, while I do tell them to breathe, I tell them to count first, because that's what made a difference for me.
  • For me, it was math problems, I would do math problems in my head until I forgot what I needed to breathe about. And then I would do breathing exercises, because I feel like when it when you're completely overtaken with emotion, whether that be anxiety or panic or fear, whatever it is, that when you breathe, sometimes you can't turn your mind off enough to make the breathing worth it. But multitasking is a myth, we can't do it.
  • So if you force your brain to focus on math problems, your brain can't focus on whatever it's afraid of. And then as soon as you forget what it is that you were doing math problems for, then you can breathe to recenter yourself.

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Bullying Story

  • My mom, and I have an amazing relationship now. And she has listened to my podcast and we have these conversations. So I'm not saying anything I wouldn't say to her. When I decided I was going to go to law school, her response to me was, I think you should pick a less ambitious goal because I don't want to comfort you when you fail. And to me, that was my mom telling me that she didn't believe in me.
  • That was my mom telling me that I wasn't strong enough. And that was just one of many things that I have internalized and become the victim of because of my own mindset.
  • I graduated from law school and I graduated at the top of my class passing the bar for the first time building this amazing career. And I still never felt like she supported me. And then I went through NLP.
  • I learned that statements are never about me and always about her. And what happens is she grew up in a different generation where going out and doing something like going to law school and moving across the country on her own. She couldn't see herself as being capable of doing those things. So the statements that she was making towards me weren't coming from a place of hatred or anger or lack of support. They were coming from a place of her not knowing how to support me because my actions were something she couldn't relate to.

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Get More Sales & Leads Using SEO; Brandon Leibowitz

Get More Sales & Leads Using SEO; Brandon Leibowitz

September 21, 2022

Brandon Leibowitz has operated SEO Optimizers since 2007; a digital marketing company that focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses get more online traffic, which in turn converts into clients, sales, and leads. The mission of SEO Optimizers is to “see all our clients succeed to their maximum potential online; using all possible online marketing channels that have a positive return on investment.”  Brandon has a podcast called ‘Get More Sales and Leads Using SEO’.

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Most Influential Person

  • The yoga instructor who introduced me to yoga meditation.

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness helped me be more relaxed, although you can't always be mindful. Sometimes  you're angry or upset and it's tough to be mindful in that moment, but I try to sometimes just be more aware and to be more present and not just be thinking of other things. That is tough to do, but it's helped and I'm slowly getting better.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • I have done meditations where you do different breathing exercises like breathing in, holding it in, letting it out for a certain amount of time. If I do deeper breaths, I'll kind of feel like it eases it out a little bit. And so definitely the breathing and the breath has a lot of power. And I need to look into that more and learn about different breathing strategies, because there's so many out there.

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Bullying Story

  • At middle school, I got picked on by other kids in PE class, for not running fast or not being as quick as other kids. Definitely it was tough to know how to deal with that all throughout school. I feel like almost everyone gets some form of bullying.
  • But Middle School definitely and a little bit high school had a little bit of that and it's tough to deal with at times. But you gotta know that this is only temporary. It should be over eventually and then you'll be on your own. In the real world at least you're not trapped, like in a school where you have to be there for eight hours a day, five days a week.

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