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The Gut-Brain Connection and Optimal Performance with Cara Bradley, Best-Selling Author and Podcast Host

How Soccer Explains Leadership Podcast

In Episode 80, Cara Bradley, best-selling author of On the Verge, host of the On the Verge Podcast, Soccer Resilience Ambassador, Rollerblader extraordinaire, and one of the “12 Most Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement,”, talks with Phil about the gut-brain connection, mental fitness, performing in the “flow” and how we can get there, how we can reach optimal performance more often, and how she performed on Rollerblades in front of one of the world’s iconic buildings. Specifically, Cara discusses: Her story, how she developed his passion for mental fitness, the gut-brain connection, and optimal performance, and how she got to be where she is today (1:54) How we can intentionally create and recreate being in flow (or in the “Zone”) (9:17) The concept of STER and what it has to do with “flow” (11:10) Mental cross-training, including the importance of sleep, clean eating, breathing, and other critical aspects of mental health (16:36) Why it’s important for us and our kids to participate in unstructured play alongside the intense, structured training (20:21) Gut-Brain Health and what it has to do with optimal performance and mental health (23:49) Her personal why and how she is living it out every day (33:32) Her and her husband’s decision to go “house-free” and what she has learned from her journey (34:40) Cara’s various resources and how you can find them (38:11) Cara’s experience as a professional Rollerblader (40:40) How she has used lessons learned directly from sports in her marriage and parenting (41:56) Her recommendations for us (42:38) Resources and Links from this Episode Cara’s Website On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, by Cara Bradley On the Verge Podcast, by Cara Bradley Cara’s Mental Fitness Playbook and Grid Cara’s Recommended Gut-Brain Protocols Cara’s email address Uncut Video of the Episode HSEL Facebook Group Coaching the Bigger Game information Warrior Way information Phil Darke’s email address Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ted Lasso (TV show on Apple TV+) Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream, by Diana Nyad

44mins

5 May 2022

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#16 - Cara Bradley on The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Fitness and Finding Flow States

Mike‘s Search For Meaning

Cara Bradley is a leading authority of mental fitness having led thousands through her signature body-first strategies. She shares her 30+ years of body-mind training with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and premiere college sports teams. She is the producer of the Mental Fitness Bootcamp, author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, and founder of Verge Yoga Center. Cara hosts a daily mental fitness podcast called On The Verge. You can connect with Cara on: Website LinkedIn On The Verge - Podcast On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine - Book To connect with me: Interested in working with me as your coach? Book a complimentary 15 minute call here. LinkedIn Instagram Website Subscribe to my weekly newsletter Please leave a review for this podcast on Apple Podcasts! Resources/People Mentioned: New Zealand Pine Bark Asian Green Apple Extract Joseph Campbell Lewis Howes

53mins

17 Apr 2022

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Episode #105 -- Get Your Mind Right with Mental Fitness, Featuring Leading Authority Cara Bradley

Fit to Lead by Allison Jackson Fitness

Cara Bradley is an entrepreneur and leading authority of mental fitness. She shares body-mind training with Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams. She is the producer of the Mental Fitness Bootcamp, author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, and founder of Verge Yoga. Cara hosts a daily mental fitness podcast called On The Verge and was named one  of the “Top 12 Most Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful Magazine. Here are Cara’s Mental Fitness Protocols, the Mental Fitness book by Dr. Shawn Talbott, and the Amare Global’s website, the mental wellness company Cara has partnered with. You can connect with Cara at https://www.carabradley.net/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fit-to-lead/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fit-to-lead/support

15mins

20 Mar 2022

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The State of Flow with Cara Bradley

Men Talking Mindfulness

Ever feel like the work or task you were doing felt completely effortless?  Ever lose track of time while playing?  Ever get into "the zone?"  That's what we're talking about today with Cara Bradley - FLOW STATE.  Cara Bradley, Founding Member of the Mental Fitness Collective and former Lead Mentor for the Flow Genome Project (https://www.flowgenomeproject.com/). Listen to learn more.    Cara Bradley has been teaching body-first practices for improved mental fitness for over 30 years. Her signature strategies include mindful movement, nervous system training and gut-brain optimization. (Would love to know your thoughts on our recent episode, this is your brain on food, with Dr. Uma Naidoo!)  Cara designs courses for top wellness brands and has trained premiere college sports teams, CEO’s and Fortune 100 companies. In 2020, she was named one  of the “Top 12 Most Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful Magazine. Cara is the host of a daily podcast, the author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine and Founder of the award-winning Verge Yoga Center.    Here's Cara on Social, the web, & email:  cara@carabradley.net   https://www.carabradley.net https://www.instagram.com/carabradleylife/ https://www.facebook.com/carabradleyteacher/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/carabradley/ https://www.youtube.com/user/cmbradley64?sub_confirmation=1 Rough Time Stamps:  01:00 The State of Flow with Cara Bradley  03:30 Introducing Cara Bradley  05:30 Will leads Opening Grounding Practice (~4 min)  10:00 Cara’s Journey from Athlete to Mindfulness  17:00 Early Flow State Influences and Experiences  22:00 Defining Flow  26:00 Stretching juuuuuust past the Comfort Zone  30:30 Identifying your Primary Flow Activity  34:30 The Flow Cycle  36:30 The Science of Flow  42:00 What challenges are there to entering a flow state?  48:00 Ways to enter Flow  52:30 Grand Gesture Flow  55:00 Cara leads Closing Grounding Practice (~3 min)    About our hosts:  Will is excited to teach you how to develop self-mastery. From teaching and practicing for the last 19 years, he feels it's a joy to work with long-time practitioners and students that have never tried these practices before or have only dabbled. Stripping away all the fancy words and esoteric language has helped all his students embody these practices in a meaningful and sustainable way. This unique approach has placed him as one of the most sought-after teachers in all of New York City (ClassPass 2017) and beyond.  Email: will@mentalkingmindfulness.com Website: willnotfear.com Jon is a Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School. Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama.  Since ending his 24-year military career in June 2020, Jon is now dedicated to spreading the practices of meditation and mindfulness to help others live happier and more fulfilling lives.  Email: jon@mentalkingmindfulness.com  Website: macaskillconsulting.com Opening and closing Music: Malecon by Soyb & Amine Maxwell https://soundcloud.com/soybmusic https://soundcloud.com/aminemaxwell Creative Commons —   Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/al-malecon Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/xbWzYbtMgIE

59mins

1 Mar 2022

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Preview of The State of Flow with Cara Bradley

Men Talking Mindfulness

What's tomorrow's show hold?  Here's a little sneak peak.   Ever feel like the work or task you were doing felt completely effortless?  Ever lose track of time while playing?  Ever get into "the zone?"  That's what we're talking about today with Cara Bradley - FLOW STATE.  Cara Bradley, Founding Member of the Mental Fitness Collective and former Lead Mentor for the Flow Genome Project (https://www.flowgenomeproject.com/).  Listen to the full episode to learn more!  Cara Bradley has been teaching body-first practices for improved mental fitness for over 30 years. Her signature strategies include mindful movement, nervous system training and gut-brain optimization. (Would love to know your thoughts on our recent episode, this is your brain on food, with Dr. Uma Naidoo!)  Cara designs courses for top wellness brands and has trained premiere college sports teams, CEO’s and Fortune 100 companies. In 2020, she was named one  of the “Top 12 Most Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful Magazine. Cara is the host of a daily podcast, the author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine and Founder of the award-winning Verge Yoga Center.     Here's Cara on Social, the web, & email:   cara@carabradley.net    https://www.carabradley.net https://www.instagram.com/carabradleylife/ https://www.facebook.com/carabradleyteacher/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/carabradley/ https://www.youtube.com/user/cmbradley64?sub_confirmation=1

3mins

28 Feb 2022

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Fully Alive on the Edge: Cara Bradley and Dawson Church in Conversation

High Energy Health Podcast

Cara Bradley is the author of On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine. She is a passionate teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness who has been in the trenches of personal transformation as a “mental strength coach” for over three decades at her Verge Yoga Center, retreats, corporate training sessions, and with teams such as Villanova University football and Penn State men’s basketball.  She and Dawson discuss: * How we can go from a focus on doing more to being more * What living "on the verge" means * Our natural state of living fully in the moment * Shifting the mind and synchronizing the body through movement * Cultivating a state of flow Cara's website is: https://www.carabradley.net/ Dawson can be found at: http://www.dawsongift.com/ #fullyalive #eft #eftuniverse #mindtomatter #blissbrain #ontheverge 

39mins

4 Jan 2022

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064 | Flow State and Gut Health With Cara Bradley

Primal Path Podcast

We are excited to have Cara Bradley on the podcast. She is a Mental Fitness mastermind, an author, and teaches a body-first approach to mental fitness with gut health performance. We had the pleasure to talk about the basics of flow state and gut health. . Follow her on social media to learn more about what you can do to live great, access flow, and make an impact. www.carabradley.net  IG:@carabradley16 @mental.fitnesscollective

22mins

7 Sep 2021

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The Gut-Brain Connection with Cara Bradley | MFM 98 RADIO SHOW WSIC 105.9FM #74

Mental Fitness Matters®

Cara Bradley is a leading authority of mental fitness having led thousands through her signature strategies to work and play inflow. She shares her 30+ years of body-mind training with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and premiere college sports teams. Her training focuses on awareness of body intelligence and priming the gut-brain connection for optimal well-being and performance. She is the author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up and Shine, founder of the award-winning Verge Yoga Center, and host of On the Verge Mental Fitness Podcast.www.Carabradley.net The Gut-Brain ConnectionWhat we cover on this video: About Cara Bradley Your story and things that inspired your mental fitness and gut-brain health journeyWhat is the gut-brain connection? What is its impact on mental health? We’ve all heard the saying “butterflies in my stomach” gut-wrenching experience, trust your gut let’s talk about how our emotions can manifest in our gut Can improving my gut health improve my mental health? How can we optimize our gut so that we can improve our mental fitness? What does mental fitness mean to you and how do you practice? A few tips you would give our community to improve their mental fitness … and more For more on the Gut-Brain Protocols, we spoke about CLICK HEREwww.amare.comThe post The Gut-Brain Connection with Cara Bradley | MFM 98 RADIO SHOW WSIC 105.9FM #74 appeared first on Tracy Alston | Optimize Your Mental Performance.

25mins

30 Jul 2021

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Mental Fitness with Cara Bradley, #EmergentHuman

The Michael Ostrolenk Show

Welcome to “The Emergent Human where we explore Optimizing Health, Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living.Ostrolenk speaks with Cara Bradley, a leading authority of mental fitness who has led thousands through her signature strategies to work and play in flow. She shares body-based trainings with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and premiere college sports teams. Her work focuses on building awareness of body-mind states, regulating the nervous system and priming the gut-brain connection for optimal wellbeing and performance.Cara discusses her early experiences of mind-body connection and her fascination with human potential. She details the exercises one can undertake to wake up, show up, and shine, and she highlights how these practices can positively affect relationships and daily activities. Cara also discusses what it means to be present, and the importance of treating oneself with love and kindness.Cara is the author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, founder of the award-winning Verge Yoga Center, and host of the On The Verge podcast. www.carabradley.net. To learn more about Cara and her work, and explore how you can work with her, visit her website.In other short updates:Check out The Arete Collective Mastermind brought to you by Apeiron Zoh.. We will be launching our second cohort in July. If you are interested in body/mind and spiritual growth with a great community, it could be a good fit for you https://www.lifeofexcellence.io/main-zoh.Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/.We will close out today’s show with one of my favorite singer/song writers Stuart Davis and his song “Nothing in Between” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdRqCc3LfDI.

39mins

6 Jun 2021

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356. Mental Fitness and Flow States with Cara Bradley

The Embodiment Podcast

Cara Bradley joins Allison Lindsay to talk about mental fitness, the experience of being in flow, how flow states can quieten our inner critics, the benefits of building awareness of our internal states, creating synergy between our bodily systems, mini-win state-shifting practices, and the role of the microbiome and gut-brain axis impacting our mood and health. www.carabradley.net

1hr 2mins

17 Apr 2021

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