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Increase your calm, focus and happiness so you can be more relaxed, contented and satisfied with your life. For business, entrepreneurs, educators, parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

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Increase your calm, focus and happiness so you can be more relaxed, contented and satisfied with your life. For business, entrepreneurs, educators, parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

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Really enjoyed your interview with Dwayne J Clark. Very inspirational. Thank you.

Fantastic and actionable advice!

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I love the great guests and actionable advice Bruce shares!

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Dwayne Clark

By Brhupf - Aug 08 2019
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Really enjoyed your interview with Dwayne J Clark. Very inspirational. Thank you.

Fantastic and actionable advice!

By TAOTIGER - Mar 07 2019
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I love the great guests and actionable advice Bruce shares!

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Increase your calm, focus and happiness so you can be more relaxed, contented and satisfied with your life. For business, entrepreneurs, educators, parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

203 Experience Less Stress By Being Aware of Your Emotions Says Joshua Spodek

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Joshua Spodek is a scientist, specifically an astrophysicist and SO much more. He’s an expert in the field of leadership. He can discover and help develop your leadership potential in ways you never imagined. Josh teaches that some of the greatest leaders were NOT born with a leadership gene; they actually developed the skills and confidence to become successful. Joshua has a thorough understanding of mindset and how it can pilot our ship, either in a negative or positive direction. He is also adamant that mindfulness can be a powerful, positive element in your life.

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  • The X-girl friend of a roommate. She suggested I might want to learn about mindfulness.
Effect on Emotions
  • Much more awareness. I used to look at reason as being rational, so emotions were irrational. I can understand reason, so I can't understand emotion. That's how I looked at stuff at the time. Meditation and mindfulness makes me much more aware.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing is the main thing that I focus on. It's the time scale is a regular human time scale; not too fast, not too slow. It's never away; it's always there. One of the things I like about exercise is it gets you to breathe much more deeply than you normally would. When you get that last bit of breath, it's a very satisfying feeling.
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Bullying Story

I don't feel like I was bullied. I do hear people talk about bullying today and they talk about stuff that I experienced, but I don't see it as bullying. I felt like it was a part of childhood. Some things are awesome and some things suck and I had some things that sucked.

My step brother was older than me and he would make fun of me. It wasn't like torture but he would definitely make things difficult for me. It's hard for me to remember how I felt about it at the time. There were definitely times I'd cry as a kid but I also cried when my parents spanked me and I don't call that bullying.

Mar 30 2017

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174 Happiness, Joy and Peace Discovered After A 10 Year Search By Scott Wilhite

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Scott Wilhite is an award-winning commercial filmmaker turned social entrepreneur. As a writer, producer, and director, he was enjoying a promising creative career without actually enjoying it. During ten of his most productive years, he found them to also be ten of his darkest, most unsatisfying years. He felt directionless and that his life was missing purpose and meaning. This all changed when a friend introduced him to the world of positive psychology and showed him the difference that comes from deliberately, consciously choosing what he mentally focuses on. With his personal transformation, he wanted to make the education easily accessible to others.

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Most Influential Person
  • Shawn Achor (TedX Speaker)
Effect on Emotions
  • I had all this terrible stuff going on in my life which was so bizarre because so much of life was good for me but I didn't realize it so having those emotions now to where I'm more in control rather than being tossed around by something that seems to go bad in my day, you know now I have more control. I'm not just going with the flow. I'm charting my course.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • I do some of that breathing in the mornings when I meditate and I spend a few minutes focusing on my breath and really getting centered there.
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Dec 19 2016

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268 Unlock Self-Love With The Mindfulness Key Suggests Joie Cheng

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Joie Cheng, (M.S.W. Masters of Social Work), is the Self-Love Luminary. She's passionate about helping women love themselves so they can live their best life possible. Joie is a certified professional coach, mentor, healer, circle facilitator, and trained yoga teacher. Joie has a degree in Social Work and Psychology. She is the best-selling author of her book, The Naked Truth: A Woman’s Journey to Self-Love. This book conveys Joie's personal journey of healing herself naturally from depression through self-love.

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Most Influential Person
  • Deepak Chopra
Effect on Emotions
  • I think mindfulness has helped me to not get attached to the stories you get in your head about what something means and just saying, there's a thought and I can just let it pass. I don't have to be attached to it.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing is a really good way to instantly become aware and instantly drop into our body and notice our breath.
  • That's a really simple practice that we can do any time of the day. Just take a couple of deep breaths, especially if we're feeling stress, or are tired or whatever, just to take a few deep breaths. It's an instant state change.
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Bullying Story
  • I was fortunate not to have a lot of bullying when I was a kid.
  • There was this one girl when I was in Junior High, who used to make fun of me for being my race, my ethnicity.
  • She would do that 'eye' thing where she would move her eyes. And she'd say things.
  • Actually I think that I was grateful because mindfulness did help me because I didn't internalize it.
  • It think a lot of kids take it in and they think, oh, there's something wrong with me. So they really think that it's about them, rather than realizing that it's about the other person.
  • When someone bullies you, they're feeling insecure. It really has nothing to do with the person that's being bullied.
  • I just want to say that I really appreciate you making that connection between mindfulness and bullying  because I've never thought about that before and it made me think, yeah, you're right, mindfulness really can help with bullying.

Nov 09 2017

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207 The Future of Happiness With Amy Blankson

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Amy Blankson is a happiness researcher and consultant. She has worked with Google, NASA, and the U.S. Army and also served as a professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Amy has been acknowledged by two former U.S. presidents for creating amovement to activatepositive culture change. Increased technology can interfere with our efforts to be mindful and Amy’s recent book entitled, The Future of Happiness [5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era], addresses this issue head on.

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Most Influential Person
  • Chandra Moyer, Life Coach
Effect on Emotions
  • Mindfulness calms my mind and helps me to be able to deal with deeper emotions in a more measured and thoughtful way through balance and just being able to take a step back and see myself from the outside so that I can choose a different path for myself.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing is crucial to my mindfulness. Breathing is something that I tend to stop doing in the moment when I get stressed out. I don't even realize that I am getting more and more anxious and intense. Because I'm an anxious person naturally, breath is the absolute most essential key to helping me to get oxygen into my system so that I can think clearly and straightly. It's amazing and super important.
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  • A couple of weeks ago I was at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, and by far the best speaker that I heard at the conference was Jewel, the singer-songwriter. Jewel talked about how when she was younger; she had a lot of family trauma going on in her world.

  • Alcohol, abuse, parents in and out of her life and it led her to being rough and tough and she wound up, at the age of 16, living out of her car for quite some time till her car was stolen.

  • It was one thing after another of awful things happening to this poor girl who didn't have a lot of support in her life at that point. She stumbled upon mindfulness and meditation at that young age as a way to deal with this world around her.

  • She talked about how she found herself in the dressing room one day where she was trying to steal a dress and she was trying to hide it under her clothes by stuffing this dress that she found in a store window. She loved it. She was stuffing it into her jeans pants and trying to put a big jacket on over her outfit because she just felt this was something she couldn't live without, and it would make her world so much happier.

  • It was a lovely white dress that made her feel clean again. As she was doing that, she looked into the mirror, and she realized who she'd become and how it had recreated this cycle of poverty and this systemic violence and thought pattern that she didn't want to have in her life.

  • She said that she felt like she had gotten to that place in her life through mindfulness. Even at that young age there was so much going on in her world; the ability to step back and see herself from the outside really created a different perspective on her life.

  • She talked about how she was that bully. She was the individual who was trying to protect herself from so many things entering her world and encroaching on her own sense of self-efficacy and self-worth that she reacted and responded.

  • I think that really spoke volumes to me about how she was able to come to that place of awareness. I think it's not always such an elevated story. We often hear young people who are going through the bullying process, and you try to steal yourself against the bully.

  • Mindfulness really makes me think about how the bully can transform.

Apr 13 2017

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136 Don't Let The Demons In and You'll Do Really Well Says Five Minute Bark Host Dennis Langlais

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Dennis Langlais is an inspiration to thousands. Since he was five
years old he wanted to build teams, be a speaker and motivate people. At
the age of 16 he became a professional Free Style BMX Bike Rider,
travelling the world to compete. In 1991 he started his first business
called Perfection on Wheels, successfully presenting over 7000
live shows. He is now well known as host of The Five Minute Bark
Podcast where he continues to inspire listeners across the world.

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  • Website: codiedog.com
  • Youtube: Five Minute Bark
  • Twitter: @DennisLanglais
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Most Influential Person
  • Tony Robbins
Effect on Emotions
  • It's
    a good way to recheck where you're at because, we live in this massive
    world and when we get in a situation where we're down and out or not
    focused, we then put ourselves in a small little box, right now I'm
    visualizing it as this 8 by 8 square box that we stick ourselves in, and
    we forget that the whole world is out there.
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  • Breathing
    is just... you're tensed up, I don't know if people know about, cancer
    happens and disease happens more from tenseness, stress. It's a drug you
    should be taking every day. You should breath as much as you can, you
    hear a lot about it these days, drinking water and breathing. I remind
    myself because I have friends who are stressed out to no end about their
    businesses and themselves and I see them not breathing and I see them
    not focusing on breath and it reminds me to do it.
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  • Book: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
  • App: The Cody Dog Inspirational Tools for Success Platform
Advice for Newbie

You've
got a thousand things you've got to get done, you've got to take one
little thing and get it done one little thing, and get it done. Just
chip away one little piece at a time because if you keep looking at the
big picture, you're just never going to get anything done. It's
something I always struggle with. I have to reconnect myself to get one
little thing done, today I'm just going to get these three automated
emails done. Today I'm just going to get these podcasts done. So you got
to chip away at these things in little pieces. You're going to get
distracted constantly about the big picture, but the big picture is much
more important.

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305 Daily Self-Care So You Can Thrive; Naturopath Todd Nelson

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Todd Nelson is a Naturopathic Doctor in clinical practice for 35 years. He is the co-author of 3 books on health and has contributed to 8 books on health. Todd is an expert in helping people recover their well-being by practicing exceptional self-care. Todd is a well-known speaker, both publicly and to health professionals, and does hundreds of media appearances. He is a former radio show host, and corporate wellness trainer.

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Most Influential Person
  • Robert K. Cooper (Head of Cooper Strategies (The first to teach me what he called an instant calming sequence) www.RobertCooperPHD.com
Effect on Emotions
  • Mindfulness makes me calmer, more sane human being. You know, we all can get into this ... I call it the blender drink of our thoughts. You know, like when you, you do a smoothie in a blender drink, right?
  • And it's all smashed up and we can get whirling with so many different things in it. For me, it can connect me into this feeling of urgency and nervousness and being a little neurotic.
  • And so mindfulness has really helped me dissipate that soften, that, find more peace and be able to more consciously choose it at will during the day.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • I don't know of anything that changes your state faster than changing your breathing. Truly. I mean, if you just take a moment and go, where's my breath?
  • Holding my breath, my diaphragm's up in my rib cage here. How do I just take a breath? Take a sigh. Mindfully breathe through my nose, out through my mouth, even just a few breaths and just let my diaphragm drop, my whole abdomen drop.
  • Within anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute, I can access calmness. Wow, what a neat technique. I can do that anywhere. Anytime. Any circumstance.
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Bullying Story
  • Yeah, you know, Bruce, when I was a kid I was a pretty sort of highly sensitive wimpy kid, not an athletic kid and definitely the one to get picked on. I was very sensitive to suffering of other kids and the underdog and suffering of animals and all sorts of things. And I remember in grade school I used to walk home from school.
  • There were all these wonderfully positioned bushes where these two guys would hide out and wait for me. They would jump out and want to hassle me push me around and take my lunch money, that kind of stuff.
  • Well, one day my father decided to hide in those bushes and wait for those to give them a dose of their own medicine. So he jumped out, scared the holy crap out of them and gave me a good talking to. And strangely enough, we all ended up being friends. Those guys were so shaken up and scared.
  • My dad sort of facilitated this; he was a great guy but when you ask me how mindfulness helped me later in my life, about the age of 17, I started learning Kung Fu. It was partly for self-defense but I would say out of the seven years of training I went through in Kung Fu, the core lesson that I got was being mindful, staying awake, staying present in the midst of somebody hitting me. I can't tell you how valuable that is.
  • It wasn't like I would have just signed up for that knowing what I was getting into necessarily. I got to a place where we would do these round robins of sparring with one another. And I was just getting overwhelmed emotionally by doing this with all these people and getting hit and hitting them.
  • And it was all a very controlled thing. But at one point I fell down in a fetal position and I could barely handle it.
  • So my instructor brought me up, facilitated me getting through the feelings of that and I went back in. I went back in and something shifted in me and I was able to stay present throughout the rest of the exercise and honestly, that stayed with me for life. I was able to go, wow, I'm just observing all this.
  • I'm having to spar with these people and stand my ground and defend myself and show up and stay awake and not get overwhelmed by my feelings.
  • When I'm in conflict or hard circumstances these days, I referenced that. I go back to that feeling state in my physiology; what we called it was the eye of the hurricane. I'm staying present in that calm core place of observation and being able to then come up with solutions to what's happening. So I practiced that for 40 years or more.

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261 Mindfulness, Quantum Physics and Healing With Dr. Anastasia Chopelas

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Dr. Anastasia Chopelas’ unusual combination of scientific curiosity and heritage as a 4th generation healer makes her uniquely qualified to understand the subtle energies that promote or deteriorate health, success and relationships. She retired from a 40 year career as a physicist and researcher studying quantum and vibrational physics to become The Scientific Healer. Her processes are responsible for hundreds of medical miracles, some of which are outlined in her book, The Diamond Healing Method. Dr. Anastasia’s scientific background enables her to explain energy healing in simple practical terms, to make everyday miracles believable.

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  • My Sunday School Teacher: When I was in Sunday School I had a really awesome teacher who, when she talked, I used to be completely fascinated. She had this really peaceful demeanour about her and she was very deeply devout. Just by that connection with her, we were friends for 40 years. She really influenced me from a very young age.
Effect on Emotions
  •  I don't have explosive emotions, like I know what I'm feeling.
  • When I get angry I can feel it but I don't explode out. I start thinking, what is it about them that's making me angry because it's usually about me so I know that I usually turn it back in and ask myself what am I doing that is making me angry because that person is doing it.
  • I look at it like that person is showing a mirror to me.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • I take deep breaths every day because it brings me into the moment.
  • So many of us are stuck and this used to be me sometimes when it was bad: stuck about worrying or shame and guilt of the past and worrying about the future.
  • When you start breathing deeply, at least when I do, I breathe deeply all the way down into my belly.
  • I use my belly and I imagine the air is going all the way down into my toes. As soon as I get into that breathing, it brings me right into the moment and I stop.
  • It brings me away from the past and away from the future and into the now. Then I ask myself, how am I doing right now and that really settles everything down.
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182 Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life Explains SexyFit Creator Zlata Sushchik

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Zlata Sushchik transforms women to become healthier and happier. She moved from Russia to the United States when she was 16 years old. Overweight and frustrated, she became a fitness competitor in order to shake off 30 pounds. Later, due to extensive dieting and overtraining, she decided to transition toward a life of using mindset to become truly fit and to help other women beat their subconscious fears and find health and peace. She has now helped thousands of women through her Sexyfit Podcast and her transformative training methods which include changing habits, meditation and applying powerful mindset concepts.

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Most Influential Person
  • Gabby Bernstein (American motivational speaker, life coach, and author)
Effect on Emotions
  • I am very aware of my emotions and I understand that I don't need to control them; all I need to do is feel them.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing is huge. I suffered from anxiety and every time I get in the anxious state, I take a deep breath and hold and breathe out. This is something I do every day and it helps me, not just get through my day, it helps me really thrive in my day.
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Advice for Newbie

I would say, start with gratitude. That is a beautiful fast track to mindfulness that doesn't take a lot of conscious or subconscious effort. It will take you to a beautiful state of love, compassion and kindness faster. From there [I recommend] five minutes of meditation a day.

Jan 16 2017

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242 Get Rid Of Your Head Trash and Earn The Millions You Deserve; Noah St. John

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Noah St. John is an author, a key note speaker, and a money expert. In fact, he helps people make money who gave up on the idea long ago. Noah is the only author in history to have published with all of the following: Hay House, HarperCollins, Mindvalley, Nightingale-Conant, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.

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Most Influential Person
  • Louise Haye
Effect on Emotions
  • I grew up very angry and depressed and I was suicidal when I was twenty-five. When I say I was suicidal, it wasn't that I was depressed and considering it, I decided to commit suicide.
  • I remember that moment very clearly when I was twenty-five. I had decided to do it [commit suicide] and I went to do it. At the very last minute, a miracle happened. I can only call it a miracle that saved my life. I tell that story in The Book of Afformations. But then after my life was saved, I said to God, I don't know why you chose me or spared me, but I'm going to devote the rest of my life to serving you and to serving humanity. It wasn't until five years later I discovered Afformations and success anorexia and wrote all these books. It's [mindfulness] definitely played a huge role.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing is huge. It's so important. I often say to my clients or on interviews, just the simple act of breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth; it just can't help but center you and bring you into that present moment.
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Bullying Story
  • I was definitely bullied as a child, mostly by my older brother. He was definitely a bully. I know he didn't mean to be.
  • Honestly, he's got some emotional problems we found out later. I just thought he was a bully.
  • Definitely, mindfulness would have helped me because what I realize is that I tried to become somebody that I'm not and I became a people pleaser. I became this doormat that people would and did walk all over.
  • I let so many people take advantage of me. That's one of the reasons I ended up $40,000 in debt and living in my parents basement because I was still letting people walk all over me, letting people take advantage of me, trusting the wrong people, not listening to my inner self, my inner knowing, but listening to all the wrong people.
  • So bullying has had a very big effect on my life. And of course, in a negative way.
  • I think not just mindfulness would have helped, but certainly having tools and skills to stand up for myself.
  • What's funny is that my wife and I recently went back to Maine. That's where my family still lives. I saw all of the things that would have really pushed my buttons before, but because I practice mindfulness and I use my afformations and all the methodologies now, I was aware of them and I didn't let them push me around.
  • I was proud of myself. I realized I guess I've grown and that's awesome.

Aug 14 2017

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229 Listen With Your Body, Mind, and Spirit With Sharon Carne of Sound Wellness

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Sharon Carne is passionate about the healing power of sound and music. She has developed stress reduction programs making use of the healing power of sound. Sharon has produced sound healing recordings and is frequently invited to speak for corporate and private events – many of them based within the medical community. Sharon also has written a book called, “Listen From the Inside Out”.

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Most Influential Person
  • My good friend Tina and also my sister.
Effect on Emotions
  • Mindfulness calms my emotions so much.
  • That deep breath is one of the first places you go to. Then whatever situation I'm in, whatever the mindfulness tool I bring in. A sound or an internal sound. One of my favourite things is to listen to the bird songs as I go on my walks. That's my mindfulness walk. My mindfulness meditation.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • The breath brings me right back. It always does that.
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Bullying Story
  • We had quite an experience in our own family with our older son.
  • When he was in grade 7, he moved to another school. About six of the kids who were his best friends in grade 6 in the previous school were in his group at school.
  • Our older son has always been my teacher for integrity; since he could speak. At that age of grade seven when you're twelve or thirteen and peer pressure becomes an important part of the social milieu and so he would say, I'm not going to do that, that's not right.
  •  He started getting bullied, which ended up after several months with an enormous amount of angst. He was crying himself to sleep at night and he came home one day and said, mom, I'm not going back to school.
  • He was just vibrating with stress and frustration and anger. He actually hit a kid, which is why he said he was not going back to school. I said, OK.
  • Another of his friends was being homeschooled at that time so I called his mom and said, what do I do. She coached me on what to do and so I called the school and said I was taking him out to be homeschooled and explained that every intervention I've tried had not worked.
  • So, it was one of the things that really helped Will, whenever he was really super stressed, it would affect his stomach.
  • I found a CD. It was called Chakra Chants by Jonathon Goldman. I said, just stay in bed, Will. I know your stomach's hurting and this is psychological hurting so it was real.
  • I would put the CD on and he would come down sixty minutes later saying, I'm all better, Mom. It was amazing.
  • It helped him so much, having it in the background and encouraging him to allow the sound to do it's work, even though he wasn't focusing on it.

Jun 29 2017

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175 Quantum Healing and NLP For Body and Mind Transformation; Beth Sutherland

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Beth Sutherland is a coach with extensive abilities including Neuro Linguistic Programing, better known as NLP, Quantum Healing, Healing Touch as well as incredible intuitive gifts. She helps her clients undergo major transformational changes through unique coaching experiences as well as healing sessions, workshops, and programs for the physical body. Some of her influencers include Bob Proctor, Louise Hay, Tony Robbins, Zig Zigler and Dr.Wayne Dyer

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Most Influential Person
  • Wayne Dyer and Adam McLeod
Effect on Emotions
  • I used to say my shoulders were my earmuffs because they were up so high, and my fingernails used to be dug inside my hands, and my legs were so locked that I had bowed legs that went backwards. The emotion I had inside my body most of the times was fear. Fear of somebody catching me doing something wrong, or just being me, which I thought was wrong. Mindfulness was allowing. Allowing me to be me, allowing that my body and brain profile was just the way I wanted it to be. I was hardwired and nobody else knew how to deal with it, so I was lucky that I unlocked it. And so I go back to that and say, turn the thoughts around and they will turn to nothing eventually.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • That's one of the things that I learned that I didn't do properly. I breathed opposite the way I should. Most people when you breathe in, you gasp for air as if you're taking air and it ends up in your throat. You're actually supposed to breath in through your nose and fill up your diaphragm, fill up your belly. And so, I was totally backwards breathing, and that causes an awful lot of strain on the body, not getting enough oxygen during the day and that kind of stuff.
  • I have this 1,2,3 process where I use total body modification. it's one of the courses that I took. You actually put your fingers together and it triggers the top part of your lungs to open, then the bottom part, and then the diaphragm and so, within 3 seconds, you're breathing in and you're filling up all of those areas. You're nurturing yourself when you're breathing in and you're allowing the toxins to come out when you're blowing everything out at the end. So, just by touching your pointer fingers, then your pointer finger and your middle finger, and then pointer, middle and ring fingers together it will allow you to breathe.
Suggested Resources
  • Book: Surrender by Dr. David R Hawkins
  • App: None
Advice for Newbie

Give yourself permission to start doing it and say, 'I'm not wasting time by taking half an hour in my day to do this. I am actually gaining time.' People need to shift to get there, to realize they can't say, 'I don't want to waste half an hour doing that'. It goes by very, very quickly and it absolutely adds tenfold to your life.

Dec 22 2016

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189 Surrender To Fear To Reach Peace Says Relationship Expert Erik Newton

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Erik Newton is a relationship guy. He formerly worked as a family law attorney & helped thousands of couples get divorced. As a result, Erik understands the nuts & bolts of relationships and their full life cycle from beginning to end. His expertise in relationships led him to team up with a psychologist friend to lead premarital courses for couples, offering them real-life skills so they wouldn’t need a divorce attorney. Erik’s passion for helping couples get mindfully connected and ultimately build healthier relationships caused him to transition from law to working full-time creating a place where couples can go for information, inspiration and real truth. That place is an extensive on-line resource called TOGETHER, found on the web at www.Together.Guide.

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Most Influential Person
  • My mom.
Effect on Emotions
  • My emotions are less terrifying. My emotions now happen and pass through and I can enjoy them fully for what they are; the good and the bad. I'm less attached to avoiding them. I'm less attached to seeking the good and avoiding the bad. I allow both much more frequently.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing is a great way to occupy mind. I find that focus on breath allows mind to have something to do so that being can be. It's when minds chitter chatter is quieted for a moment; is occupied by immediate experience that being can unfold for me. Often times I'll use breath to calm and quiet my mind; to allow the universe to settle.
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  • Book: Your Brain on Sex: How Smarter Sex Can Change Your Life by Stan Siegel
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Bullying Story

I'll make a distinction between what I believe is true and my identity's experience of my past. My identity has it that when I was a kid I was a nerd and I was bullied. My identity has it that I was often betrayed by people who were close to me and when I was younger it was how they became cool kids; by beating up on the dork. And when I was older, for some reason I think it was a pattern I was creating. It all fit into this rubrik; this view of how the world worked and how I fit into the world that ultimately I would be betrayed by the people who were close to me and that was a bullying mechanism when I was a kid. The truth is I don't think that's the case anymore. There were experiences and I interpreted them through a particular lense because I have a mind and my mind is limited. The truth is something much greater. My experience through a lot of my life was resisting bullying.

Feb 09 2017

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122 Become Mindful Of Who We Are To Find The Joy Within Us Says Joyologist, Susan Squire

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Susan Squire is a Joyologist. She constantly brings joy into her own
life and the lives of others regardless of their circumstances. She
shares simple tools which makes choosing joy more meaningful, feasible
and fun. Susan is also a certified nutritional
therapist and yoga teacher. She is on a journey
----more----of whole foods and
plant based eating, and has overcome autoimmune and mental and emotional
challenges by changing her relationship with food. Now that she has
moved into a healthy place with her own body, Susan is delighted to
spend her time helping others in her role as a Joyologist.

Contact InfoMost Influential Person
  • Marianne Williamson
Effect on Emotions
  • Being
    able to be mindful of who I am and where I am and why I am and how I
    am. Just being able to connect to that and be present in that moment has
    allowed my emotions to not be all crazy, wild and all over the place
    but just to be centered in that joyful experience of every single
    moment.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing
    is so powerful. We talk about core and a lot of times people think,"Oh
    I've gotta build that 6 pack abs," but to me, core breathing is what
    gets the flow from head to toe and it's right centered there in our
    heart, in our true core. Breathing is actually the letter B in my book
    and as we breathe through things we can live through things and so
    breathing is essential, it's core.

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  • Book: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
  • Book: The Ideal Made Real by Christian D. Larson
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I
would say, first and foremost, believe you are valuable. Believe that
you are joy, that you are there for a purpose and you can find that
purpose. All you have to do is take a moment to connect and believe in
who you are. Stop frantically frenziedly searching out there, because
joy isn't lost, it's in you. You can find that through a mindful
connection of believing how awesome and powerful you are and what a
great purpose you have for being here on this earth.

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Jul 21 2016

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103 Have a Positive State of Mind To Start The Morning Urges Fitness and Mindset Coach, Ian Ryan

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Ian
Ryan is a personal trainer and has worked with hundreds of clients in
the Washington DC area over the past 8 years. He gets excited
working with clients who are committed to changing their body and
mindset. Ian hosts his own podcast called Fearless and Healthy and has a
blog called Golden Habits.com

Contact InfoMost Influential Person
  • Darren Hardy
Effect on Emotions
  • It
    has definitely helped so much in my life. It has made me happier, it
    really has and being mindful has made me more grateful for the world
    around me. It has made me realize that we live in an amazing place, so I
    can't say enough about how much it has impacted me.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing
    really helps me get centered and it relieves stress from my life, so
    when I feel like I have a million things that are discombobulated in my
    head, just taking a step back, working on my breathing, being present.
    This really relieves so much stress from my life and as a fitness guy
    I'm going to say that it will help decrease your cortical levels. You
    wanna keep your cortical down so having some type of stress relief
    practice in your life can really help with that and breathing is just
    one of those things.
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  • Book: Mindset Matters Most By Brian Grasow
  • App: Evernote
Advice for Newbie
  • Don't
    think that you have to do a million things to get benefits from it.
    Start with one simple practice, take timeouts during your day. If your
    stressed out at work just take a couple minutes every single day to get
    up and move around, take some deep breaths and you can build on things.
    If your starting with meditation, you might start with a simple hundred
    count breathing exercise and then expand on that as you become more
    comfortable with it but simply it at first. Build small incremental
    habits one step at a time and over the long haul you will see a ton of
    results.

Jun 06 2016

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134 Lose Massive Weight By Listening To Your Body Mindfully Suggests Cassie Crossley

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Cassie Crossley is a Paleo Diet success story! She has lost over 130
pounds (59 kg) after adopting the Paleo Lifestyle. Cassie is a
technology executive in an international company which keeps her
traveling 75% of the time around the world. Paleo has not only given her
tremendous weight loss but also incredible improvements in all her health markers.

Contact InfoMost Influential Person
  • My husband
Effect on Emotions
  • I
    think I've mentioned it quite a bit, but the anger is gone. I still get
    angry, I mean, everybody get angry, but I used to... I'm sure my blood
    pressure would go through the roof. It was like the coyote off of the
    road runner series. I would be just a burst of frustration and stuff.
    And now, I think of it more of a gradual increase or a frustration. It's
    a big difference.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • That's
    actually how I focus on my meditation. I focus on the breathing in and
    the breathing out. If I stray off, which happens every few seconds, I
    refocus on the breathing so it is important and I'd listen to that
    breath so I don't always use ocean sounds as I'm meditating but I do
    always focus on the breathing.
Suggested Resources
  • Book: The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
  • App: Brain Wave
Advice for Newbie

I
would like those people to not worry about being perfect at it. Even if
you can just do two minutes a day and just start and increase it, and
that's what I did. I started very short on the meditation but it was
pretty easy for me to come up to a longer time. I could go longer than
eight minutes but I usually find that that is the point where I can
continue to focus and I don't want to go and do something else. The
other thing that I would recommend is they not only focus on meditation.
It's not only that time, It's how they're treating their whole life.

Aug 18 2016

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185 Better Leaders, Better Schools Happen With Mindfulness Says Principal Daniel Bauer

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Daniel Sunshine Bauer is a Principal at a middle school in Texas. He is dedicated to the success and development of school leaders everywhere and he helps them create a winning culture by focusing on what’s truly essential so they can lead with courage and integrity. His passion is developing school staff members to their fullest potential. Daniel says, 'the impact a highly-functioning staff can have on the student body and community is priceless.'  His mission is to create better leaders to lead better schools. Daniel believes in mindfulness, meditation and running and finds these habits help keep him focused and centered.

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Effect on Emotions
  • It makes me notice them [emotions]. It helps me be aware that they exist. It helps me separate them from what follows. So even if it's a great happiness or a great hurt, I can just notice it and then chose to respond in a positive way. This is as opposed to letting emotions dictate where I go.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing slows you down. When you focus on your breath I find that you have slower, more intentional breaths. It brings your heart rate down and it brings you into a place of calmness. That's why I enjoy when meditating, I really focus on the breath. Plus, how do you meditate? It's okay that your mind wanders, but your breath is the centering piece. It's about calmness and decluttering your mind.
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396 Lasting Happiness Secrets With TM Hoy

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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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Most Influential Person
  • 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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199 Learn How To Know Yourself Better With 5 AM Miracle Author Jeff Sanders

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Jeff Sanders is an author, keynote speaker, and founder of the Rockin’ Productivity Academy. Jeff is host of the 5 AM Miracle Podcast and author of a book of the same title. He’s a marathon runner, passionate raw vegan and all-round mindfulness kind of guy. Jeff has a degree in Theatre and Psychology and lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife and their pet Pug, named Benny.

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Most Influential Person
  • Dean Karnazes (Ultramarathon Runner)
Effect on Emotions
  • Mindfulness has made me less overtly emotional. Less angry and less extreme. If anything, it has emotional. It calms me down and allows me to be more rational.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Breathing's a big part of [my mindfulness practice]. I think especially as an athlete and someone who likes to have a lot of good oxygen to live and to do things well. I find that also breathing a lot or breathing really intensely also calms me down and prepares me for an event; before a speaking engagement for example. I do a lot of breathing techniques to give my self-confidence a boost and to physically feel better.
  • One of those breathing techniques is from Wim Hoff who is very famously known as The Iceman. I do a lot of intense breathing where you inhale more than you exhale over and over again, basically until you feel light-headed. You are kind of oxygen packing your body for a few minutes and it really does give you this strong sense of confidence and you feel very awake and alert. It's pretty cool.
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Bullying Story

When I was younger, in elementary school aged 7 to 10, I was not quite confident as a kid yet. I was still trying to find out who I was.

For a lot of my years growing up, I viewed myself as a follower. I would find other people who I thought were a strong personality or someone who could hold their own and I would follow them around.

In the process of that, I got a hold of some fairly difficult friends or friends who were not genuine. They were bullies, and tough guys. I was a small, scrawny little kid and I didn't have a lot of self confidence. It wasn't bullying in the traditional sense, but it definitely was this sense that I felt inferior to them all the time and it took a long time before it wasn't the case any more.

For many years I was in this position of, I don't know who I am yet, so I'm just going to follow someone else until I figure it out eventually.

Mar 16 2017

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197 Overcome Obstacles With Focus and Belief Suggests Tim Laskis

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Tim Laskis is trained as a clinical psychologist and holds a PhD. Although successful as a psychology student, Tim pushed through many challenges and failures in his life, including almost flunking out of high school. He failed at almost every sport and was even demoted to sweeping floors inhis Dad’s family business. In spite of this track record, Tim pushed forward and became a successful business owner and entrepreneur, even moving to the point where he became a mental skills coach. Tim knows exactly how to manage his emotions and use mindfulness to be a high achiever while still being content in his life.

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Most Influential Person
  • My dad.
Effect on Emotions
  • It's helped me to keep things in check. It's helped me to regulate my thoughts and my emotions because I'm a practitioner of cognitive behavioral therapy which is; your thoughts really control your emotions and your emotions control your behavior. Being able to utilize deep breathing and being able to relax yourself to help you analyze situations more clearly. When you see them more clearly you have less intense emotion and your reaction and behavior then is much better. When people aren't very mindful they have these negative thoughts that impact others, that impact how they feel and then their behaviors negatively impact others and themselves.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Belly breathing is the go-to tool. It's where you take in that deep breath through your nose. You fill that lower diaphragm, you hold it, you exhale, you do that a couple of times, it helps to restart and erase everything that's going on and put you in a neutral state.

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Bullying Story

In high school I wasn't in the cool group. There were times that I might have been targeted. Kids might say something, but for the most part I got along with everyone. There were probably one or two people that I didn't. When bullies go after someone and they target their victim, a lot of times it's about the bully, it's not about the victim.

The victims will often look at themselves and go, what's wrong with me. What's so bad about me that they pick on me? And they will often internalize it. In working with adolesents who have been bullied, to a really high level, they turn that anger inward.

Many times they will get into cutting themselves and self-harm and these really deep down negative thoughts about themselves. That's the real danger with bullies is that mental impact that they make. Maybe they give you a wedgie or they put you in a head-lock or punch you or something.

That kind of stuff, the bruises go away, but the mental scarring of that is what is the real dangerous part with bullies. It's to help victims understand that it's not about you as the victim, it's about them. And don't internalize that negativity about yourself. That's what often happens with victims.

Mar 09 2017

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244 Mindfulness Is Yours With 12 Minute Convos Host Engel Jones

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Engel Jones is all about conversation. So much so, that he set out to break a podcast conversational record. He recorded 1001 conversations in 3 months. He’s host of the podcast – Twelve Minute Convos, he’s an Entrepreneur and Life Coach. He loves helping you create a brand of yours through his personal formula called YOURS, an acronym for Your Own Unique Real Self. Engel is from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and lives there with his wife, Amanda and their 2 children.

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Most Influential Person
  • Hal Elrod (Author of The Miracle Morning)
Effect on Emotions
  • Mindfulness has helped me to become more stabilized.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • I stand on my head every morning and breathe deeply. That really brings a peace and calmness and is also great for my back. In situations now, I catch myself breathing as a first response to a scenario, especially those drivers on the road.
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Bullying Story
  • I remember being bullied for a short bit when I was in school. My aunt sewed my uniform to exact spec. It was 1995 and I was wearing a uniform that was designed for the 1960's. I really stuck out because my personality was the same. I would go around the school telling older students, "Hi, my name is Darlington Jones, for short you can call me Darling."
  • The children who were my age didn't really like that, or they didn't understand that.
  • There was this one guy that got strength in bullying me. We were playing football and he would run in and he would hit me or kick at me.
  • I remember coming home and telling my mother, because I'm a fighter, but I was in a new environment.
  • I told my mother what happened and she said, "If he does that again, I want you to let him have it."
  • Getting up in the morning was painful, going to school was painful. I remember having to go to the toilet before I had to go to school because in my mind I was already conjuring up the emotions and the embarrassment I would feel.
  • He did do it again and I did let him have it. It was at lunch time and it was in front of everyone on that side of the block of the school. Now this isn't violent, this is like push off. But I won and mindfulness for me represented the pain that you can go through.
  • So many other people are going through this and you need not to fight. At the same time, metaphorically there are things that you deserve, that you should fight for.
  • Make it easier for yourself. You deserve it, I deserve it.

Aug 21 2017

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485 Yoga Wisdom Beyond The Mat; Kelly DiNardo

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Kelly DiNardo is a writer and yoga enthusiast. She’s the author of several books, including Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond The Mat. She’s written for The Oprah Magazine and Martha Stewart Living. She’s been teaching yoga for more than 15 years and is the owner of Past Tense yoga studio in Washington, DC. Kelly is also the co-host of the Living It podcast.

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Most Influential Person
  • Amy Pearce-Hayden and her son
Effect on Emotions
  • “I'm more aware of my emotions, they're easier to recognize.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • When I meditate, I tend to count the breath because it gives me something to focus on.
  • One of the simplest things we can do to lower our stress is to make our exhale longer that our inhale
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Dec 05 2019

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484 Deep Connection For Couples With Empathi Founder, Figs O’Sullivan

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Figs O’Sullivan helps couples study their moment to moment experience and understand the dynamic they create together to help them be more present with self and each other. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a passionate entrepreneur, driven to change lives for the better. Figs is constantly working on his psychotherapeutic approach and is passionate about helping couples love each other and feel more connected using his program, The Mindful Approach To Helping Couples Connect.

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Most Influential Person
  • Christine Price
Effect on Emotions
  • “It helps me feel like I have some autonomy and control in my life.
  • “Be aware of what's happening inside you and make choices and decisions that are empowered through your awareness.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “How I inhabit my own body is through breath.”
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Bullying Story
  • I was the leader of this group of friends. When they knew I was leaving, they rejected me. There were rumors spread about me. It was so shameful for me to be disowned.

Dec 02 2019

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483 Take The Brain First Approach To Restore Mind-Body Health; Susan Kenney

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Susan Kenney is a Brain Health Coach, Life Coach, Brainwave Optimization Technician, a Sports Nutritionist, and a Reiki Master. She is also the Co-Founder and Director of Therapeutic Wellness at Emergo Recovery, a private, residential recovery and wellness center focused on a brain-first approach. Susan has dedicated her career to helping individuals reclaim their life after struggles with debilitating challenges. She harnesses her expertise in nutrition, functional medicine, education, brain health, and positive psychology to help clients restore their mind-body health and inspire the spirit.

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Most Influential Person
  • Her mother
Effect on Emotions
  • “Mindfulness has allowed me to be more present for others and to be a neutral mirror so that people can really do their healing.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “It's actually the first thing that we teach.”
  • “You can bring the brain from a fight or flight mode into rest and digest simply by breathing.”
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Bullying Story
  • “In my classroom, being mindful, being present, and teaching breathing would've had an amazing effect on all of my highschool students.”
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Nov 28 2019

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482 Choosing Happiness With Positivity Expert Rudrani Devi

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Rudrani Devi is a positivity expert, speaker, and author of Choosing Happiness. In 2008, Rudrani was in Mumbai, India on a meditation retreat when she was shot at point-blank range. She was part of a massacre that lasted 4 days, left 150 people dead, and resulted in Rudrani witnessing devastating scenes of terror. As a result, Rudrani began a journey of healing – both physically and emotionally. Her path led her to eventually run the Boston Marathon, with the help of her trainer and sponsorship from Adidas, and to embark on a mission to bring love and light into a dark world.

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Most Influential Person
  • Her mother
Effect on Emotions
  • “When you're present without judgments, there's this calmness that you always have.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “It's a way of expanding out for me.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I was bullied by my father for years.”
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Nov 25 2019

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481 Letting Go Of Loneliness with ThriveUnion Founder, Peter Montoya

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Peter Montoya is the financial industry’s go-to guru on marketing & branding, now he’s the CEO of ThriveUnion – an organization whose mission is to fulfill a need in modern society, helping people go from meaningless isolation to purposeful belonging. Though Peter struggled through school with undiagnosed ADHD, he was admitted to and graduated from the University of California Irvine in Political Science. Post-college he became a traveling speaker and salesman, chalking up over 3000 presentations and living in over 22 major cities. Peter went on to found a successful advertising agency and software platform, dedicated to financial service professionals. He quickly became the industry guru, writing numerous books, including one of his best selling works “The Brand Called You”. Peter is a truly fascinating and multi-faceted guy, with decades of experience in speaking to audiences about his business knowledge, inspirational journey, and human behavioral insight. He now pursues his passion for empowerment and community building, shedding light on society’s growing loneliness epidemic through his visionary organization, ThriveUnion.

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Most Influential Person
  • Sam Harris
Effect on Emotions
  • “It has made me a lot more calmer and relaxed.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “To me if you want to get calm, it starts with your breath.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I did bully one time and it was one of my sincerest regrets in my life. I was bullying him as a way to make myself feel better.”
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Nov 21 2019

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480 Transcending The Human Drama With White Eagle and Kerri Hummingbird

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Kerri Hummingbird is a Soul Guide, a channel of, and an embodiment of White Eagle. White Eagle is an ascended master who specializes in rainbow light activation of human DNA. Kerri has served as a social activist, leader, and philanthropist for over three decades. She is the Founder of the Skills Not Pills Movement and Host of the Soul Nectar Podcast. Kerri inspires people to lead their lives wide awake with authenticity, passion, and purpose. Her new book, The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama is now available.

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Most Influential Person
  • Her father
Effect on Emotions
  • “I'm emotionally centered.”
  • “I need to come to stillness until the emotions passed before I react. Then I get clarity.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “I was mindful about how many times I would stop thinking.”
  • “Breathing is essential for your body to feel safe.”
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Bullying Story
  • “She said, I want to apologize for punching you because my father has beaten me and he will do it again if you don't forgive me. So I want to ask you to be my friend. And I said I'm happy to be your friend and I gave her a hug.”
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Nov 18 2019

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479 Using The Whole Method To Blaze Your Own Trail; Rhonda Smith

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Rhonda Smith is on a mission to support people as they remember the deepest truth of who they are, and tap into the power and intuition within. A challenging life is a symptom of trauma, and trauma must be felt for healing to occur: The only way out is through. She often helps couples and people who are struggling with relationships, working with many A-Players, CEOs and individuals with high net worth but whose personal lives have become bankrupt, helping them to break the repeating patterns in which they find themselves caught. Rhonda's voice is to share her unique style and radical paths of alternative healing, acceptance, and wholeness.

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Most Influential Person
  • Jeff Murphy, her teacher
Effect on Emotions
  • “After learning to sit with them, it's a reminder that I don't have to stay there.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “I realized that we hold our breath when we open the door, we hold our breath through some of the hardest times of our lives rather than breathe through it.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I was emotionally unstable as a child. I had a lot of issues on being away from my mom. So, I was weird, I didn't fit in.”
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Nov 14 2019

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478 The Tables Are Turned Today With Bruce and Benjamin Langford

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Bruce Langford is a Mindfulness consultant, corporate coach, and creator of the top-ranked ApplePodcasts show, Mindfulness Mode. Bruce is hired by companies to improve corporate culture by replacing stress and anxiety with team spirit and self-respect. As a result of his trainings, employee sick time declines, general wellness improves, and profits increase. Bruce’s extensive background for over a decade in bullying prevention equips him, through mindfulness, to inspire employees to replace self-bullying and judgmental behaviors with cooperation and respect. In this episode, Bruce is interviewed by his son, Ben. Ben also answers key questions about mindfulness in his life and his thoughts before heading off to college to pursue a career in Theoretical Physics.

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Most Influential Person
  • My wife and son.
Effect on Emotions
  • I'm much more aware of my emotions and I notice they don't hold me hostage as in the past. Once I'm aware of my emotions, it feels as though everything will be okay.
Thoughts on Breathing
  • Doing effective deep breathing at various times of the day is way more impactful than I would have imagined when I was younger. I highly recommend paying more attention to your breathing. I love Wim Hoff Breathing. Check it out at www.wimhofmethod.com
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Nov 11 2019

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477 The GPS To Self-Powerment; Dr. Faye Mandell

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Dr. Faye Mandell developed the Self-Powerment model which clearly teaches how to come to and stay in the present moment. This approach signals the inevitable trend towards the merger of the hard sciences with the psychology of consciousness and awareness. Self-Powerment allows people to have focus, be at choice and be clear. It also allows people to access the information and experience of living in the here and now, the place and time of utmost importance to the contemporary mindfulness movement. Dr. Mandell has provided coaching services to American Express, Penn Mutual, Mass Mutual, and many more and her book, The GPS to Self-Powerment has been endorsed by Eckhart Tolle. You can find the teachings and applicability of the Self-Powerment Model in her book: The GPS to Self-Powerment, which currently exists in six languages.

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Most Influential Person
  • Albert Einstein and her Dad
Effect on Emotions
  • “I can choose to make things big or little.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “The first thing we do in Bikram yoga is 60 breaths and end with 60 breaths.”
  • “Breathing cleanse us from inside out.”
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Nov 07 2019

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476 Live Large; Move From Survival To Success With Chris Patterson

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Chris is the Founder and CEO of Interchanges, a strategic digital marketing agency, that has generated 1.4 Billion dollars of revenue for their clients over the past 19 years. Chris' company has worked with medium-sized businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 companies. Colo CSX, Lamborghini, Palace Resorts and Hard Rock hotels are all happy clients to name a few. He is also the Founder and Head Performance Coach of Live Large Coaching. Chris' true passion is helping people get from where they are in life to where they want to be. Chris believes that there are 3 stages of life that should be rigorously pursued: Moving from survival to stability, stability to success and success to significance. He has helped his students start successful businesses, get out of debt, improve their relationships, get promoted, believe in themselves and take massive action towards their dreams in life.

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Most Influential Person
  • Zig Ziglar and his Dad
Effect on Emotions
  • “I think we're out of synch if emotions are running our lives.”
  • “I can't stress the importance of mindfulness just for happiness alone.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “Mindfulness apps got these breathing excersices.”
  • “It brings the heart rate down, gives you a sense of peace both mind and body.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I changed from being the one who's being the bullied to being the one who bullied the bullies.”
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Nov 04 2019

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475 Mindfulness For Chocolate Lovers With Author Diane R. Gehart

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Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., is an author, an award-winning professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge, and a practicing psychotherapist. Some of her areas of specialty are Buddhist psychology, sexual abuse, gender, relationships, mental health recovery, qualitative research, and education in family therapy and counseling. Diane also teaches mindfulness for kids. Her research has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide. In her new book, Mindfulness for Chocolate Lovers, Dr. Gehart combines wit, wisdom, and a touch of sweetness to help you uncover playful ways to transform any aspect of your life.

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Most Influential Person
  • The Dalai Lama
Effect on Emotions
  • “It helped me to find peace even in really difficult situations that I've been through.”
  • “It changed how I relate to my emotions entirely.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “Just focusing on my breathing has beconme this sanctuary where I can find peace in the middle of very hectic days.”
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Oct 31 2019

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474 When Hope Is Your Only Option; Triple Transplant Recipient Jim Stavis

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Jim Stavis is a triple organ transplant survivor. He was diagnosed at age 17 with Juvenile diabetes; his early diagnosis served to motivate him to take action towards success in business and in life. He started a business, got married and had a family knowing that he may not live past age 50. In his 40’s it became apparent he would need a rare triple organ transplant to replace his heart, kidney and pancreas. Now, 14 years later, Jim promotes organ donation and has developed a true understanding of how to overcome great adversity. He has written a book about it called ‘When Hope Is Your Only Option’, is a frequent speaker and is also featured in a documentary called Source Of Hope.

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Most Influential Person
  • His wife
Effect on Emotions
  • “I don't have the fear that I once did and it made me resilient.”
  • “It has given me a great perspective in terms of what I've been able to accomplish and the impact I've made on others
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “It's not breathing per se, I'm very aware of my heart because of my health.”
  • “To me, it signifies life.”
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Oct 28 2019

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473 Work-life Balance Is A Myth Says Dana Look-Arimoto

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Dana Look-Arimoto is the Founder and CEO of Phoenix, a leadership and executive coaching company that helps corporations and leaders transform at an accelerated rate. As an advisor, coach, speaker, mentor, and author of Stop Settling, Settle Smart, Dana is evangelizing her new mindset, method, and movement to destroy the myth of work-life balance.

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Most Influential Person
  • Ron Mester
Effect on Emotions
  • “It has made them more accessible.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “It's huge and when I'm not breathing, I know it and I do something about it.”
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Oct 24 2019

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472 Lessons Learned from a Psychiatrist’s Couch With Dr. Suvrat Bhargave

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Suvrat Bhargave, M.D. is a renowned and respected educator, speaker, and board-certified psychiatrist. He specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry and has an uncanny ability to relate to a multi-demographic audience because of his deep level of empathy. Suvrat is affectionately known for his “relatable expertise”, and is highly sought after to lecture on such challenging topics as personal growth, effective parenting, relationship satisfaction, and mental health conditions.

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Most Influential Person
  • Dr. Brian Weiss – Author
Effect on Emotions
  • “Mindfulness has given me a way to fully feel but not get stuck in my feeling and allow it to flow.”
Thoughts on Breathing
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Bullying Story
  • “The connection going back to the childhood abuse seemingly told me that I was defective in all kinds of ways.”
  • “The ones that probably triggered my shame the greatest was when kids threw out slurs about sexuality.”
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Oct 21 2019

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471 Fuel Your Energy, Purpose and Performance: Rajshree Patel

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Rajshree Patel is a mind and meditation expert and an international self-awareness coach, teacher, and speaker. She has taught hundreds of thousands of people in more than 35 countries the power of meditation, mindfulness, and breathwork. Contained in her mindfulness toolbox are ancient techniques for accessing lost creativity leading to personal fulfillment. Patel has guided government leaders, families, Oscar-winning filmmakers and Fortune 500 executives to help them understand how to let go of stress and be more fulfilled in their lives. She has given talks at organizations including NBC Universal, IBM, LinkedIn, Gap, The World Bank, Shell Oil, Morgan Stanley, Harvard University, and the United Nations. Rajshree is a senior teacher with the Art of Living Foundation.

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Most Influential Person
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Effect on Emotions
  • “I used to be very emotional, very impatient.”
  • “Before I go off the Richter scale, I can regulate down just through the breath, not suppress.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “That is something that I do consciously everyday.”
  • “When I'm surrounded by negativity or a stressful environment, I let my mind do whatever it's doing, I fall on my breath not to focus but as an exercise.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I did not realize it before that I was bullied, in a sense it was. No one really knew what it meant when I said I'm from India. I was associated with American Indian.”
  • “I couldn't defend and express myself.”
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Oct 17 2019

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470 Inspirational Leadership Summit Host, Archana Shetty

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Archana Shetty empowers leaders to be incredibly impactful and inspirational while maintaining their impact with no chance of burnout. She is an expert in emotional intelligence and peak performance and is heading an upcoming summit called the Inspirational Leadership Summit 2019. Archana is also the founder of NextGenLeadership; a model for transformational leadership focusing on emotional intelligence and wellbeing.

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Most Influential Person
  • Mahatma Gandhi
Effect on Emotions
  • “I now know how to recognize and skillfully manage these emotions, it has helped me grow as a person.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “Whenever I face these external triggers, I just tell myself: Breathe. Deep breath in, pause for a moment, breathe out.”
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Oct 14 2019

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469 Evolve Toward Health, Joy, And Wholeness; Laurie Warren

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Laurie Warren is all about empowering well-being in body, mind, and spirit. She loves helping people and organizations be healthier and happier. She’s a speaker, writer, corporate consultant, and clinician. Prior to earning an MS in clinical and integrative nutrition, Julie spent a dozen years in leadership positions in the high-tech industry. This experience helped her to be a seasoned ally for corporate clients, enabling them to build a progressive wellness culture.

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Most Influential Person
  • The Dalai Lama
Effect on Emotions
  • “It does not let my mind run away with emotions, rehash, replay, and exacerbate them.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “It's not so much just breathing that has been helpful to me, but learning how to breathe.”
  • “Learning to breathe, using my ribs in and out, was pretty life-changing to me.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I remember like it was yesterday. I was 16 at that point and I am 53 now. I was standing in front of a window and this woman was standing in front of me saying I'm gonna beat the bleep out of you. I was scared to death."
  • "Then I looked at and said, Okay. Just do what you need to do and I'm just gonna stand here, I'm not gonna fight you. Then she left so frustratedly."
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Oct 10 2019

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468 Motivating The Unmotivated; Life Pulse Inc Founder, Matt Granados

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Matt Granados has the mindful intention to make sure no person’s potential is wasted, and that every person he comes in contact with, if they want, is able to experience their maximum level of success. Matt has been motivating people for years, through his business, Life Pulse Inc dot com. He built his first one million dollar business by the age of 25 and took it to a valuation of $40 million by age thirty. You see, Matt understands motivation to the core. He is known to be able to motivate even the most unmotivated individuals by helping them build an unbreakable foundation on which to build their life.

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Most Influential Person
  • His wife, and Jesus
Effect on Emotions
  • “Mindfulness reminds me that my emotions are there.”
  • “Mindfulness has forced me to think about my emotions and actually experience it rather than subdue it.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “When you're taking deep breaths, there's a reason why we breathe in through the nose. The oxygen is processed differently.”
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Bullying Story
  • “Looking back, there are definitely times that I feel like I bullied people that I wish I wouldn't have done.”
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Oct 07 2019

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467 Success Principles of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; Author Steve Anderson

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Steve Anderson has spent his career helping the insurance industry understand how to use emerging technologies. For the last 25 years, he has crossed the nation speaking at places like SAFECO, (AAA), and Nationwide, to name a few. Steve has a Masters Degree in Insurance Law and was invited to be an original “thought leader/influencer” on LinkedIn, representing the insurance industry. He now has over 340 thousand followers on the platform. Steve’s recent book, The Bezo’s Letters, is an intelligent and insightful look at the 14 Principles Jeff Bezo used to grow Amazon at lightning speed. Steve is also a writer/contributor to multiple publications and is skilled at analyzing the implications of what’s happening in the insurance industry.

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Most Influential Person
  • His wife, Karen Anderson, and Jeff Bezos
Effect on Emotions
  • “It has helped the lows and it keeps me grounded in what I know to be true.”
  • “A lot of that is being grateful even in the midst of trials.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “There's an app on my watch and it reminds me to take two minutes to just breathe and relax.”
  • “It helps the busyness and frenetic pace, which sometimes can take over, and helps me relax a bit.”
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Oct 03 2019

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466 The Four Sacred Gifts; Indigenous Wisdom Shared by Author Anita Sanchez

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Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., Aztec and Mexican-American, is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author of the international bestselling book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times (Simon & Schuster). She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers.

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Most Influential Person
  • Eddie Box
Effect on Emotions
  • “Huge. Emotions are part of being a human being.”
  • “They are meant to be released and not held on to.”
Thoughts on Breathing
  • “Always has been. Deep breathing roots me like an Oak Tree. It cleanses but it's rootedness.”
  • “Fast quick breaths to awaken me. It was always awakening.”
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Bullying Story
  • “I remember going into the library and looking different being Mexican-American and Native American. I will check out my books and a few kids came by, and it was not an accident, they pushed me down.”
  • “I remember the librarian lifted my chin and smiled at me without saying anything. “
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Sep 30 2019

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