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Increase your calm, focus and happiness through mindfulness & meditation. Learn from business experts and entrepreneurs like Andres Pira, Pat Flynn, Jeffrey Gitomer, and Dr. John Hagelin so you can be more relaxed, earn more money and be happy & contented. Interviews, tips and strategies to live in the moment and & be more centered. For entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, CEOs, teachers & parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

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    Divine Trust To Find Your Way Home; Dr. Nancy Wiley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 40:21

    Dr. Nancy Wiley spent 27 years building a highly successful orthodontics practice in Florida. It was the school tragedy in Parkland that spurred her to feel the time was right to create and bring through Divine Trust. With the loss of one of her own patients and the sorrow of so many around her, she felt introducing Divine Trust would be a path to healing for many. From direct experience, she is now absolutely certain that there is a Divine Presence that wants everyone to know It and Trust It. For the past eight years, she has been enrolled in the Inner Circle of a comprehensive program called Your Year of Miracles where she became clear that her next Divine Assignment was to assist others in opening to the state of Trust in the Divine, as she has done. In her new book, Divine Trust: A Practical Guide to End Suffering and Find Your Way Home,, she lays out a blueprint that anyone can easily follow to achieve this incredible state of Divine bliss and trust for themselves and thereby achieve freedom from suffering. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.Trustthedivine.com Book: Divine Trust: A Practical Guide to End Your Suffering and Find Your Way Home By Nancy Wiley Most Influential Person Jenna Molly Effect on Emotions So mindfulness brings me right here into the present moment with the light of my consciousness. Whatever anxiety is there that I choose to bring into it, and look at it with the light of consciousness in the present moment. So being mindful of it, loving it, choosing to bring light to it. Thoughts on Breathing If you're not breathing, you're not in the present moment. So when you're in the past or the future, you're usually holding your breath. It's breathing. It's critical. It's foundational. Suggested Resources Book: Autobiography of a Yogi By Paramahansa Yogananda App: Intelligent Life Bullying Story  I've never shared this publicly. My family knows it. But in sixth grade, I grew up in a beautiful city called Columbia, Maryland, where they bussed in people from the inner city of Baltimore. There was a gang of girls picking on a little friend of mine, and I was tall for my age. I had no clue what was going on. I said, “Pick on someone your own size”. Consequently, they picked on me, they were brutal. There were about 10 of them and they would find me in the halls, would wait for me after the bus line, and beat me up. I didn't want to go to school and I couldn't tell my mom. They told me if I told anyone I would get beat up more and they'd hurt my family. So the only thing that saved me was that one of their two gang leaders shot her boyfriend in sixth grade. She got put away and the other one became pregnant and she got sent to a juvenile home. That broke up the gang and so there was peace in there. I was so bullied and I had no clue because I was coming from peace and self-respect. But that turned my reality upside down because I almost didn't want to live at that point. I couldn't really say it because it sounded so ridiculous for sixth graders to be afraid for your life. Forgiving everything else that came afterward, forgiving those girls with light and love … just the techniques that I teach melt everything in its path and they work for every single trauma. The mental work has helped the Parkland shooting students who have lived through that event and helped them to with the power of my light. Related Episodes Reaching For Joy; Zehra Mahoon Love Is The Answer God Is The Cure; Aimee Cabo Surround Yourself With Positive People says Danny ‘Godfree' Pena of GamerTag Radio Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Worth The Risk; Dr. Kris Lee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 30:29

    Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as “Dr. Kris”, is an internationally recognized, award-winning behavioral science clinician, researcher, educator, speaker, and comedian from Boston, Massachusetts. Her episode is entitled Worth The Risk. As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science and Faculty-in-Residence at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris's research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. Dr. Kris works with organizations and leaders around the world on how to use the science of behavioral change and human potential to build healthy mental health cultures that help prevent burnout and promote organizational and human sustainability. She is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, and best-selling Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking-Learn What it Takes to be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today's World and Worth the Risk: Learn to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World, 2022 The Next Big Idea Book Club nominee. She is the host of Crackin' Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and Thrive Global. Dr. Kris's work has been featured at Harvard and on NPR, Fast Company, Forbes, and CBS radio. Her TEDx talk, The Risk You Must Take is featured on Ted. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.kristenlee.com Book:Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress: Your 24-7 Plan for Well-Being Crackin' Up With Dr. Kris; Where Therapy Meets Comedy Most Influential Person Thich Nhat Hanh Effect on Emotions It helped me be more self-compassionate, less anxious, more focused, and more measured. So So I think it helped me create those retreats or those air pockets in my life that I need. Because I tend to just be an over worker, I love what I do.  There's a lot of need in the world. So it helped me be more present with myself and not let my mind be a runaway train.  Thoughts on Breathing Above all, I love the box breathing method. So It's a nice four-count holding and then releasing. So The reason I like it so much is that it's sustainable because sometimes if I make things too grand and too complex, I might stay with it for a while, but then fall off track. So Suggested Resources Book: The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation By Thich Nhat Hahn Book: Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress: Your 24-7 Plan for Well-Being By Dr. Kristen Lee App: Calm Bullying Story I think it was very commonplace, like in middle school, I was very keenly aware of the bullying that was happening. So I was that loud person that would stand up if I saw someone being hurt. Understanding the impact on one's life when these things happen, and how to help teach social-emotional skills and kindness are things that weren't necessarily present on the school bus in the 1980s. So Therefore, mindfulness would have helped me probably be a little bit more self-compassionate, and it would have helped me deal with that override of anxiety and fear that I was doing in those moments. So I love the exercise of thinking like, what would your past self say to yourself? Or what would you want your future self to say to the now. If I could look back I would say to myself, this is going to help you develop your empathy, this is going to help you be more mindful in how you show up and you contribute to the world. Don't internalize the messages of the meanness of the people, doing this kind of bullying that doesn't define you.  Worth The Risk Related Episodes Enjoy The Gift of the Present; Jennifer Ibbotson Rodriguez Move The Body, Heal The Mind; Dr. Jennifer Heisz Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation with Dr. Jenelle Kim Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Empty Into Fullness; Timothy Stuetz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 34:34

    Timothy Stuetz, the Magical Kids Books Creator, has written more children's books than anyone alive, 86 to date. He also runs a Quantum Energy Training Academy, certifying graduates to practice and teach multiple forms of Meditation, Yoga, Qigong, and T'ai Chi for over 35 years. Timothy's programs are enriched through his having held children and others at birth and death and coaching people of all ages through a variety of life challenges.Using Fairy Tales, Ancient Arts, Sacred Sciences, and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, he empowers people of all ages to develop and use their infinite soul powers to achieve their full potential. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.timothystuetz.com Book:The Ballad of the Bees Book: Bliss Beary Bear's Fairy Tales of the Heart: Collection One for Children of All Ages Most Influential Person All of my meditation masters Tai Chi masters and teachers. Effect on Emotions My basic emotion now is nothing but bliss. Mindfulness has taken away everything else and there have been stages of that taking away where I thought I was over anger completely. I found out I wasn't okay. But any emotion that does arise, that is not bliss. I look at it, I honor it.  Empty Into Fullness Thoughts on Breathing Breathing means expansion to me. It means taking in God's divine breath consciously and moving it through my body and I do breathing exercises every morning. Everybody needs to reconnect with their ability to deep breathe abdomen brief, not a shallow breeze and that's not hard to do. Empty Into Fullness Suggested Resources Book: Freddie the Field Mouse Book: Becoming Nobody: The Essential Ram Dass Collection Bullying Story I was bullied a lot as a child, I was really small as a child and I went to military school, which was not usual. So I was the object of a lot of bullying in my neighborhood. I wrote one story where a little boy has a friend, and the friend is really a bully. And eventually says to this little boy, well, I'm not afraid of anything. Suddenly, he finds himself being transported magically, by bliss, Barry bears a magical heart into the body of a mouse. This is the bully now that's in the body of a mouse, and he finds himself in the field, and he doesn't know what's going on. But he decided to better make the best out of being in a mouse body. Empty Into Fullness He learns about being a mouse in the daytime. And then at dusk, one night, he needs the little mouse, that's a night mouse. And this night mouse cones him into staying out past his daytime hours and playing with her and he knows nothing about the night. He doesn't know about owls. He knows about the Hawks in the daytime, and the snakes and everything, but is not aware of what in the night. So he ends up getting picked up by an owl and realizing there are some things in the world that will scare him. So that's how he learns not to scare other people and to not be a bully. Empty Into Fullness Related Episodes Connect With Family Through Mindfulness, Says Orlando Magic Cameraman, Clem Harrod Mindfulness In The Motherhood Journey: Patty Castellanos Three Keys To Juggling Work and Family; Connie Benjamin Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Once Upon A Thought; Rosanna M LoMeo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 25:37

    Rosanna M. LoMeo is an Intuitive and Certified Life Transformed Coach, Breathwork Facilitator, Sound Healer, Author, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master/Teacher, Energy Healer, Usui Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist of 25 years, Angel Card Reader, B.A. in Psychology and Italian from Rutgers University. Rosanna is the creator of New Beginnings with Rosanna, LLC where she helps divorced women heal their hearts and fearlessly move forward to their happily ever after. She is an Atlantean High Priestess, “The Voice” and Emissary of the 8th Dimensional planet Laos. She teaches classes about Galactic high vibrational frequencies via Light Language in her Awakening Home Academy. These loving and healing energies assist humanity to awaken, remember and re-connect with our Galactic family. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.newbeginningswithrosanna.com Book: Once Upon A Thought Book: A Little Bit of Heaven Most Influential Person Buddha Effect on Emotions I think emotions are something that most folks are afraid of. When I was younger, going through a lot of trauma, we were taught to hide our emotions, to stuff our emotions, to suppress our emotions, to the point where we were numb. I had to learn and relearn how to feel my emotions and differentiate between sadness and anger, to have the allowance, to feel those emotions deeply, and to allow them to have a voice and to express them in a healthy way. Emotions are our compass to let us know where we are in life and whether we need to course-correct. They're actually our body and soul's way of getting in touch with us Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is such a wonderful, transformational tool. It really helps us to get connected to our breath. It's free. Most of us do not breathe properly. We breathe up here, like very shallow. We do not do belly breath and the belly breath is just so relaxing. Watch a baby breathe, they make nice, deep breaths, and it's a way to calm your emotions and it's also very healing. So if we have any blocks or any trauma stuck in our bodies, even from previous lifetimes, it really helps to relieve and to free ourselves from those blocks and in our energy field so that we can really live in the present moment and be who we really are, which is why we're here. Suggested Resources Book: The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita by Thomas Byron Bullying Story When I was eight years old, I came here from Italy and I didn't know the language. I went to Catholic school and as children are, I was made fun of,  teased, and, laughed at because I didn't understand the language. It was very difficult for me to express myself. I just remember crying one day, we were having a test, and some, I don't even know who it was took my pencils, and I couldn't communicate. I just sat there and just cried. The nun was like, where are your pencils, and I couldn't even articulate that I had them, but somebody took it, and I couldn't even say that, and I would just go home crying. Being a mother of two, I watched my children being bullied on the bus, being bullied at school. They used to knock my son's books on the floor, and you would have to pick them up. As a parent, you just want to protect your child, you don't want them to ever go through that. To me, bullying is power over somebody so that you feel better and I think that's just children's way of empowering themselves. The book, Once Upon A thought is a children's book. It's like, if everyone knew who they really were, then you wouldn't have to ever bully anyone. Because you know that you are special, you know that you are unique. Once Upon A Thought There is nobody like me, and there's no one like you and there's no one like them. It's not necessary to bully to get that power from somebody else, because you have that power within you. Once Upon A Thought I think teaching children breathwork and just how important and special they are, and giving them that presence, that attention, and that love they desire from their parents is just so important hopefully the bullying will stop. Once Upon A Thought Related Episodes Healing With Tao Calligraphy; Dr & Master Sha Enjoy The Gift of the Present; Jennifer Ibbotson Rodriguez 228 Fear Is Not Real Explains Salt Water Buddha Author Jaimal Yogis Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 11:48

    Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor is my topic for today, since it is Father's Day here in Canada. I have put together 7 suggestions that can help you on your quest to being a good father. As a father, I have given a lot of thought and effort into being as good a father as possible. I'm grateful to have a son who shows strong traits of mindfulness, respect, consideration, and generosity. My father was also a man who gave me space and wise advice when I asked for it. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Here are 7 tips that will help you be a good father: 1/ Listen Being a good father is about being a good listener. This is something I constantly work on with my son and also with people I teach and work with. Listen to the feedback that people provide you. It is often hidden or disguised, but if you are open to hear it, you will begin to notice. 2/ Be A Good Role-model Live your best life and remember to walk the walk and talk the talk. If you're going to do a certain thing in your life or behave in a certain way, then make sure that you're okay with your child doing that same thing. They are watching you and are aware of what you do. If you do something and you are giving the impression that you're okay with this particular action, then that speaks way louder than words. 3/ Emotions Many people push emotions aside, including me. There have been times in my life when I was not willing or able to face my emotions. Be aware of your emotions, and don't be afraid to share them. Once you're aware of your own emotions, then you can handle them in a more healthy way. You can decide to embrace them, share them, or keep them to yourself. The following can help you manage your emotions: meditation, self-hypnosis, running, swimming, or being out in nature. 4/ Give Space It is important to give space to our children so they can learn and grow in a natural way. This is one thing that my father was very good at; he gave me space to grow. He was not one of those people who smothered their children, rather he gave me space to learn and grow on my own. It takes courage and discipline to step back and give your child space but I highly recommend it. 5/ Be Open and Flexible As much as you can, be open and flexible with your children. As parents, we have our own ideas about how things should be and sometimes we can be too controlling. Guide your children in what they do and at the same time, be as open and flexible as you possibly can. As you become more open, I believe you will begin to feel the honor of being a father, and therefore you'll understand the reason I entitled this episode, Dad, Father, A Treasured Honor. 6/ Give Advice When Asked If you follow the above suggestions, your child will be more likely to ask you for advice. Take the time to advise in a thoughtful way, using stories and examples to help explain your points. 7/ Be Consistent and Grounded If you practice mindfulness, you are most likely a consistent and grounded person. I'm extremely proud of being the father of my son, Ben. I learn a tremendous amount from him due to the fact that he is a mindful and wise person. My father passed away in 2019 and I'm grateful to have had him as my father because he gave me space to learn and grow. He also gave me wise advice at various time, including advice to date my wife before we went out for the first time. I've been married to her for over twenty years now, so I'm grateful for the advice given to me by my dad.   Suggested Resources Book: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Book: Change Your Paradigm, Change Your Life by Bob Proctor App: Insight Timer Related Episodes 240 Inspired by Rich Dad Poor Dad; Tyler Basu Using The Success Principles During Challenging Times; Jack Canfield Learn The Language of Mindfulness; Brett Hill Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    You Attract What You Are; Rai Hyde Cornell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:39

    Rai Hyde Cornell has been freelancing for more than 15 years. Now, she's sharing all of her most powerful business AND manifestation tricks and techniques with other freelancers. If you've been freelancing for a while and haven't hit your goals, or you're just getting started and you're feeling overwhelmed by it all, visit Rai's website at ChironConsulting.us. From barrier-shattering monthly workshops to courses on pricing and client acquisition to private coaching and the group mastermind, Rai has a way to support you and help you triple – yes, triple! – your income within one year. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Company: Chiron Consulting Website: www.chironconsulting.us Podcast: The SOAR! Podcast Book: Corporate Dropouts Most Influential Person Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley Effect on Emotions When I was younger, and when I was really in survival mode, when emotions came up, I acted on impulse. Oftentimes, I acted out against myself, I would drink too much or I would just do something reckless. Over the years, I've learned that emotions are information. Emotions are literally energy in motion and when you allow that emotion to move through you, and you allow yourself to be aware of it, you can watch what happens without judgment without judging yourself for Why am I feeling angry? Or why am I feeling sad? Or why am I getting so upset about this, and you recognize it as a process that has to happen. You allow it to happen, which means the energy doesn't build up in your body as something harmful. At the same time, you're getting that message when you're open to observing that emotion, you can actually start to understand what is this telling me about the situation that I'm in? You Attract What You Are. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is one of those things that if we don't pay attention to, can really mess with. It can kind of be the catalyst for us to feel anxious. So if we're going about our day, and we're just so caught up in everything that we're doing, and we're externally focused, our breathing starts to get really shallow. That can actually be a biological signal to our bodies, that we're in anxiety mode, and that will trigger a panic attack. However, if you pay attention to your breathing, and you allow yourself to breathe fully into your chest into your belly and let the breath go throughout your body, you will actually subdue those biochemical processes that you don't want to happen. Like an anxiety attack. You Attract What You Are. Suggested Resources Book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani Book: Corporate Dropouts App: Headspace App: Youtube (Ambient Music) Bullying Story When I was in fourth grade, I changed schools. Because I was being bullied at my old school. You Attract What You Are. There's this daughter of a teacher there, for some reason, I just totally rubbed her the wrong way. So she came after me. And because her mom was a teacher, I ended up having to leave the school. You Attract What You Are. When I went to my new school, I became a bully. I was so angry and lonely. I didn't know anybody.  I've always been tall. So I was taller than a lot of the boys. And I guess I was strong. I was like a scrawny kid. But I guess I was physically strong. And so I would assert my strength. Looking back on it, I was trying to demonstrate, “don't mess with me”. But yeah, I can protect myself and I remember there was one boy in particular, who I would pick on, and we're actually really good friends until today. But I would grab his backpack and swing him around. I had a teacher who called me into the classroom one day, and she goes, You are a bully.  I got so angry at that because I don't like bullies. And I was like, I'm not a bully. And she pointed out what I was doing. Of course, I was in fourth grade. So I didn't fully have the cognitive capacity to realize this on my own. But I was so grateful for her pointing that out. As a result, I was able to stop that pattern of behavior by her being that source of awareness and mindfulness for me, in a way. Once I realized what I was doing, I was no longer that person, I was no longer that bully, and I stopped lashing out at other kids. You Attract What You Are. Related Episodes How To Manifest Abundance With Astrology; Hamidi Reid Journaling To Manifest Your Best Life; Nathaniel A. Turner Mastering Your Second Act; Jamie Sabat Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Rise To Discover Your Best Self; Mary Welp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 36:01

    Mary Welp is a CranioSacral and Hypnotherapist living in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Jim. She is in private practice, having done bodywork and hypnosis for 20 years. She worked with a nonprofit involving returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as served on the board of LinkUp, offering assistance to those who have dealt with clergy abuse and related trauma. She travels to teach RISE Hypnotic Meditation throughout the country. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.risehypnoticmeditation.com Book: RISE Hypnotic Meditation By Mary Welp Most Influential Person Dalai Lama Effect on Emotions So when I get upset, I ask myself, Why are you upset? What is triggering me? What's hurting me? In conclusion, I try to delve into that subconscious a little bit more and see what's brought up in me that is making me react the way I'm reacting. Therefore, every time I get upset that way and also the joyful moments, I think I blow them up even bigger than they already are. Similarly, I see them as such precious jewels, I make them louder in my life than the hard times in the struggles. So Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is very important. Yoga taught me how to breathe properly, it brings you into your body. So it is very important to be grounded in your body for the fight/flight and for anxiety, to bring yourself back to the present moment and nurture yourself. Suggested Resources Book: RISE Hypnotic Meditation By Mary Welp Book: Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss App: Calm App: Noom  Bullying Story My father worked for General Electric so as he climbed the corporate ladder, we traveled every two years. We are constantly moving. As a result, we would transfer into a new school district. So So I would be that quiet little redheaded girl in the corner, not saying a word and trying to just melt into the furniture and the fabric of the place, I didn't want to be recognized at all. certainly I was an easy target for bullies. consequently When I was in kindergarten, a boy in the fourth grade, chased and hit me over the head with his lunchbox as I was running home up the hill. In other words, there's physical bullying, and emotional bullying. For instance, when picking teams, I was one of the last kids to be picked because nobody knew who I was. But I have to give Louisville a lot of credit because it was the first place where the people were very welcoming. So Above all Related Episodes Unlock Self-Love With The Mindfulness Key Suggests Joie Cheng Practical No BS Self-Love With Blake D. Bauer Living Your Best Life Through Radical Self-Love; Tiffany Toombs Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Music for Mindfulness; Dave Combs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 41:36

    Dave Combs is a songwriter, author, photographer, and publisher. A native of Erwin, Tennessee, Dave grew up in a family that enjoyed making music. Both of his parents and his grandmother Combs played the piano, which began his musical journey that included being a church choir director and pianist. After college, Dave move to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he served as Minister of Music at a church while working as a computer programmer at a Fortune 500 company. His songwriting began with the now popular standard, Rachel's Song, which was arranged and recorded by Gary Prim in 1986. Since then, Dave has written over 120 songs and recorded 15 albums of soft, soothing, and relaxing instrumental music that has touched the lives of millions around the world. An article written by Dave about how music has changed his life and touched the lives of millions of people appeared in Guideposts magazine. Click here to see the article. A multitude of inspiring stories about Dave's lifelong journey with his music can be found in his best-selling biographical book, Touched by the Music: How the Story and Music of “Rachel's Song” Can Change Your Life. Dave is here to talk about Music for Mindfulness. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.combsmusic.com Book: Touched by the Music: How the Story and Music of “Rachel's Song” Can Change Your Life by Dave Combs and Jack Canfield Most Influential Person Maxwell Maltz -psycho cybernetics. John Debbie Peterson Effect on Emotions When I need to relax, calm down and become in a mindful mode, I'll sit at the piano. That's my mechanism. Some people will go to their quiet place and close their eyes and say their mantras or whatever they do. I sit at the piano. Sometimes I don't even play at attuning. I'll just play a chord on the piano. I love my Steinway grand piano. I'll just play a chord on that grand piano, it will sound for about a minute before the sound completely dies away. There's something about paying attention and trying to say, Do I still hear that zone? Do you hear it fade away? and as you're doing that, It does something to you to center you and help you focus. That's how we have music for mindfulness. Thoughts on Breathing I've read a lot about the power of slowly exhaling. You can just slowly breathe out that will help. It'll bring your heart rate down and help bring your blood pressure down. A lot of us these days have our Apple watches and it has a breathing function on their way. It will guide you as you inhale, and exhale in a very slow rhythm (music for mindfulness). Insight To Your Creativity? I am a Christian, and I have a deep faith in Jesus Christ. And I believe that this song was given to me.  I can still remember sitting down at that piano that evening in January of 1981. It was strange while playing this song. As a musician, you can sit down and you'll play whatever song that you want to play but commonly it's something written by somebody else. I just set and I played, and the song never changed. I didn't have to work at it. I just played it. It had to have been an inspired gift to me because I did not work at it. It was as if it had always existed. And I was just blessed to be the first person to actually play it. Suggested Resources Book: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield Book: Touched by the Music: How the Story and Music of “Rachel's Song” Can Change Your Life by Dave Combs and Jack Canfield App: The Breathing App Related Episodes Define Your Values For Conscious Success; Dr. John Demartini The Gut-Brain Connection; Wade Lightheart The Art of Human Care; Dr. Hassan Tetteh Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    An Overactive Mind Achieving Balance; Daniel Hess

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 29:13

    Daniel Hess is a Writer/Filmmaker born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After losing his best friend/cousin to Cystic Fibrosis when he was 10, Daniel began his first foray into writing and poetry. As he grew up and at the behest of his close friend in high school, Daniel pursued filmmaking in college. After graduating from Towson University in 2012, he fell into life quickly, but thanks to a few mentors could find a footing in corporate/event videography. While this became a place of steady income, it was something that kept creativity far out of reach. At age 28, after receiving word that he would soon need heart surgery, a new spark for letting a creative voice be heard emerged again. Over the course of the last three years, Daniel stepped away from the event videography space, committing his company, To Tony Productions, to only producing original short and feature film productions. In January 2021, Daniel self-published his first book, a collection of poetry entitled Just a Boy Blaming Himself. In January 2022, Daniel underwent successful open-heart surgery and on June 6th, 2022 will be releasing his first novel, Focus Puller. He is also currently producing several feature films as well. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.totonyproductions.com Book: Focus Puller by Daniel Hess Book: Just a Boy Blaming Himself by Daniel Hess Most Influential Person Tony Effect on Emotions I used to be more like things would push me to an angry place, way easier when I was younger but thinking through, stopping, and pausing has just made a world of difference with all of that. Especially when you think that life is short and obstacles happen. We just need to push forward and balance everything. So mindfulness has been just a huge help with that in my life. Thoughts on Breathing Certainly, when I'm doing events where everything is very fast-paced, just taking that moment to step somewhere where it's a little calmer, and just taking a couple of deep breaths to balance everything makes such a world of difference for me. I'm able to say, this is a little overwhelming. But step by step, we can make it through, and just that little 30 seconds of pause helps me to just balance, center, and kind of keep moving forward with everything, no matter how challenging it can be. Suggested Resources Book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Book: Focus Puller by Daniel Hess Book: Just a Boy Blaming Himself by Daniel Hess App: Crossword Puzzle  Bullying Story I can remember in middle school and early high school, there was one kid in particular, who would always just say very nasty things and try to get under my skin. The thing for me was trying to understand why this person was acting the way they were. And inevitably, what resolved the issue was going to the school like a therapist person, that bully and me, just sitting down and talking. What ended up being realized was that the two of us weren't really all that different. It was just he had some insecurities or things that he was working through. And inevitably, we actually ended up not becoming super close friends. We were friends by the end of the time at that school. But I think the thing is that, just by engaging in conversation, because I think the attitude in school is like you got to stand up for yourself, and with violence. But I was always of the mindset that it was just like, I think it just needs to be a conversation. Related Episodes Slow Down and Feel It To Achieve Wellness; Lea Bayles Breakthrough Success With Mindful Achiever Marc Guberti Achieve Radical Wholeness With Embodiment Expert Philip Shepherd Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Journaling To Manifest Your Best Life; Nathaniel A. Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 34:00

    Nathaniel A Turner is the author of multiple books, including the history-making, Raising Supaman. Turner's books, videos, speeches, and training programs have empowered countless numbers of people and organizations. So that his child might be intellectually astute, globally competent, and socially conscious, Nate intentionally backward designed his son's life. Today, those tools, techniques, and strategies which were initially created explicitly for his son are educational and life development staples for people all over the country. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.nathanielaturner.com Book: Raising Supaman by Nathaniel A. Turner J.D Book: Stop The Bus: Education Reform in 31 Days Book: It's A Jungle Out There: Power Parenting Lessons Inspired by The Lion King Book: The Amazing World of STEM Book: Journey Forward: How to Use Journaling to Envision and Manifest the Life You Always Wanted Most Influential Person My son. Effect on Emotions The first thing I do every morning is writing (journaling) about my life for the first 14 to 20 minutes. The way I would like it to be as opposed to how it actually is. It helps me to be mindful emotionally, physically, and spiritually, about where I want to be at any point in time in my life. So that is a thing that I do. I learned that from a child, Thoughts on Breathing So I started practicing learning journaling and meditation some few years ago, taking time to actually hear my breath. This is not something that seems normal. Likewise, I've heard you mention in one of your podcasts about walking. I'll walk and just silence everything. I'll put noise-canceling headphones on and just listen to my breath. Suggested Resources Book: Raising Supaman by Nathaniel A. Turner J.D Book: Stop The Bus: Education Reform in 31 Days Book: It's A Jungle Out There: Power Parenting Lessons Inspired by The Lion King Book: The Amazing World of STEM Book: Journey Forward: How to Use Journaling to Envision and Manifest the Life You Always Wanted Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo App: Calm Bullying Story  First, I think we live in a society where we're all bullied in different ways, it just matters how you decide to proceed. My son has had situations where he felt bullied by either the professor or bullied by a teammate. Certainly, one of the things we do is just recognize that whatever that is, it's temporary. Oftentimes, what people are saying about you is not so much about you, but it's a reflection of how they feel about themselves. Above all, the most important thing to remember is what it is that you think and feel about yourself. Moreover, I'd say the other thing, is to not give so much time and attention and weight to the negative, unless you're equally willing to give the same amount of time, attention, and weight to the positive. So if you say someone bullies you and you're focusing on the bullying part, what do we do with the people who praise us? However, when people praise us or say really positive things about us, we don't give that the same time and attention as we do to the things that are negative. Related Episodes Thrive In Spite of Life's Challenges; Lee Baucom 2 Words To Redirect Your Life Three Simple Steps To A Balanced Life; Trevor G. Blake Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Environmentalism Is The 21st Century Spirituality; Teza Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 44:42

    teZa Lord believes environmentalism is the 21st century spirituality. She uplifts readers through her books, public speaking and her other various creative expressions. She sees her role in society as balancing the weight of our tendency toward negativity. Her childhood dream was to fly above life's dangers and this theme is often present in her writing. Her experiences in life have taken her to the place where she is comfortably aligned with Spirit. Her most recent book is entitled, Hybrid Vigor: A True Reveal of Love. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.tezalord.com Book: Hybrid Vigor: A True Reveal of Love Podcast: The ZLord Podcast Most Influential Person I was a Guru junkie and I worked with many eastern Yogic teachers so I will not say one specific person. The Guru-disciple relationship, which is a spiritual commitment that you make with a teacher is so important in my story. I couldn't have been the person I am today without having surrendered my ego to a teacher. Effect on Emotions Before mindfulness I was a basket case. My emotions have become, what we call in yoga, equipoints. Emotions are important teachers, they show us what we're supposed to do in life. I'm now able to be productive, I'm not a slave of my emotions. When I feel an emotion, now I know that's where I am supposed to go. Thoughts on Breathing Breath is the connection between our unconscious self and our being able to be awake. The more conscious we are of each breath we take, the more awake and aware and mindful we are. If we are never aware of breathing, we are not a very mindful or awakened person. You could be aware of every breath you take and that's a lovely thing instead of having obsessive-compulsive thinking. Breath gives you a kind of steadiness. I use the analogy of saddling onto a horse. The breath is a horse and you ride your breath and it takes you to amazing places deep within your own being. Suggested Resources Book: Hybrid Vigor: A True Reveal of Love by teZa Lord Book: In the I: Easing Through Life-Storms by teZa Lord Book: Zen Love: The True Journey of a Blended Family by teZa Lord App: We Are One by teza Lord (not an app, but this beautiful Art Book can be used as a daily meditation) Bullying Story I taught girls who were in prison for various reasons. Most of them were gang girls and addicts who were no longer able to do their partying. There's a lot of bullying in prison. These juvenile detention places need yoga and meditation and they need teachers to come in to show these young people the state of love. Most of these people don't have good role models and many of them had terrible parenting. They are out there on their own and it's just like a ‘dog-eat-dog' world. Related Episodes How Meditation Can Save The World; Tom Cronin 265 Mindfully Blend Traditional and Alternative Healing; Michelle Chalfant 464 Build Deeper Connection, Clarity, And Confidence; J'aime Radow Special Offer Are you stuck? Experiencing anxiety? You can take control again. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Mindfulness In Manufacturing; Jason Azevedo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 33:01

    Jason Azevedo created his first manufacturing company with just $600 when he was only 15 years old. At this young age, he was able to establish business with some of the greatest companies in the world such as Starbucks, Nike, Disney, Marvel, Volkswagen, Audi, Lucas films, dodgers, and NBA teams. By the time he was 20 he was already making millions in revenue. Jason is one of the most dynamic people you will meet. He owns and operates the last standing MADE IN AMERICA factories (IN CALIFORNIA NO LESS!) and has hatched a plan to give back the factories and some of his wealth to the American workers. In 2009, Jason co-founded Mosaic, taking on the role of CEO — his talents are far beyond running the company, with duties touching on conceptual development, engineering, and deployment. Since 2009, Jason's been at the helm of growing the company year-over-year, acquiring several entities, and creating several others to round out manufacturing efforts. His emphasis on Made In America is a driving force for how the various companies he's co-founded operate. He also assists with business development and client strategy and is an integral part of how we operate. He is here today to talk about mindfulness in manufacturing. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Company: MRCA Manufacturing Revitalization Corporation of America Website: www.mrca.net Most Influential Person One of my business partners has been an absolute inspiration to just kind of step back and think about the situation where we're at. There was a singular event in which he could snap me out of a spiral I was in that completely changed my future. Effect on Emotions I've never been a big yeller. But I used to get very, very upset when things weren't right. My brother, and I used to get into large arguments within the organization.  We finally started switching and going. Because every time I'm upset, something happened. I'm the leader. What did I do to cause this, and that changed how our decision-making happened.  We just want to fix what we did. Thoughts on Breathing I also did breathwork for the first time two years ago, an actual breathwork session. It was the biggest game-changer mentally for business I've ever done, it actually changed how I live a chunk of my life. So I live out in the country and one of the most important things to me, I'm going to take a walk and just breathe as deep as I can to just kind of let things move through me. Suggested Resources Book: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail By Ray Dalio App: Oura Bullying Story So I'll take about five, six years back, we had a supervisor, and the supervisor effectively got results, that put up some of the best numbers in the company. But it was weird, you walk anywhere in our buildings, and people are smiling, talking joking around, also, you go into their sector, and that wasn't the case. So we started looking into it and understand that while they weren't getting results, they were doing it by surely bullying their employees. It was like if you didn't hit your numbers, you're near a piece of this. We took this person's side and said, Hey, I need you to really think about what you are here. And they're like, Well, what I gotta be forceful on everybody. I gotta do this. Think about what you're doing? And what, what do you mean?  What is this really about? Take the fear away, take what can we do today to fix the problem that and you fall in and out of traps like that on a regular basis. Related Episodes Grow your Business, Health, and Happiness; Sheena Cantar Physical Intelligence, Crucial To Business Success; Claire Dale and Patricia Peyton How To Fund Your Dream Life & Business; Nathen Aaren Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Mindfulness Matters; Akai Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 38:23

    Akai Jackson is on a personal journey to explain that mindfulness matters and that growth results from emotional wellness. Akai founded ‘I Excel Today', a personal development agency that curates health and wealth programs to take clients from existing to excelling in their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. Akai uses his life experiences and his background as a decorated college athlete to help people grow into the best version of themselves. Akai is the author of ‘The Making Of A Man, a book explaining that men are living in a culture full of mixed influences and that it is possible to bridge the gap between mind, body, and spirit. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.ixl.today Podcast: The Brand For Bosses Book: The Making of a Man: True Manhood Lies in the Process by Akai Jackson and Allan Sobie Most Influential Person My father has been a huge mindfulness supporter of mine. That is to say, anytime I do a talk and I struggle with something I can't make two sentences flow or make it make sense. So I don't know where to go, what to do, what to step into. Therefore, my father is a huge influence on me in doing that, keeping me on track and moving me in the right direction. Effect on Emotions I feel like I grew up in an era where you didn't speak unless spoken to. That is to say, I'm also a man who thought there was an unwritten rule. “Thou shalt not express emotions to anyone you check that stuff right inside”. So I think just as I've gotten older and understood that invulnerability comes strength, and I've realized that me being able to open up my chest and be able to look at a man like you and say, “Listen! I've got pain, I'm broken. I've been heartbroken. I've got these things that I'm wrestling with and dealing with. I find true strength and vulnerability”. So that's super helpful. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is extremely important when it comes to anything, whether it's mindfulness or even just being able to make sure that you maintain a conscious thought and conscious behavior. For example, your subconscious brain constitutes 95% of what you think about and that means five or 10 is left. So one of the main ways that you can actually be in touch with who you are, what you are when you are, why you are and your surroundings are to slow your breathing down and be very conscious about your body scanning and being able to close your eyes, take deep breaths and go through a mental checklist. Suggested Resources Book: The Making of a Man: True Manhood Lies in the Process by Akai Jackson and Allan Sobie Book: Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic By Mark Coleman and New World Library App: FitMind: Mental Fitness Bullying Story  I have a student that I work with now. So on the spectrum, he has sensory processing issues.  He actually has suffered from bullying all year. To the point where his parents and I are having conversations about him, not returning to school. It's going to be his senior year. Firstly, he would miss the social aspect of what his senior year would look like, he would miss all the interactions, from senior trips, the prom, and all those things. So when I first got started with him, the first thing we put in is a list of what to say, when you talk to yourself is extremely important. We build some affirmations. Then we talk about if you treated yourself like your best friend, would you say any of the things that you say to yourself repeatedly, for instance, I'm dumb, I'm stupid, I can't get this, I'm never gonna amount to this. Certainly, you don't let your best friend talk to himself or herself like that. So why would you talk to yourself like that? Therefore, we did a mindset shift and transform this into how to become a great thinker, some of the commonalities behind being a great thinker? Let's get obsessed with observing the masses and doing the opposite. As a result, we asked him if it was okay to make a decision. Do you want to complete your senior year online? Study to get your GED so we can get you out in the workforce sooner? Or do you want to go back to high school? Lastly, he looked at me dead in my face. And he said I'm going back to high school. Related Episodes Meditation and Beyond with MindFlow App Founder Fabio Mattiussi How Meditation Can Save The World; Tom Cronin Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation with Dr. Jenelle Kim Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. So book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Ditch Your Headtrash; Renie Cavallari

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 35:47

    Renie Cavallari is the founder, CEO, and Chief Instigator of Aspire, a global transformational training and culture development company that specializes in inspired learning that shifts human behavior and awakens potential. She is also the founder of RCI Institute, active thinking, executive coaching, and People Technology lab. An award-winning international strategist, speaker, and leadership expert with an inimitable grasp of business and its challenges, she has driven measurable results for businesses with her innovative solutions around the world for over 30 years. As part of this episode, she will teach us how to ditch your headtrash. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.dumpheadtrash.com Website: www.poweredbyaspire.com Book: HEADTRASH: The Leading Killer of Human Potential By Renie Cavallari Book: Joy Journal Self-Guided Journal: Your Daily Guide to Transforming Your Life & Finding More Joy (HEADTRASH) By Renie Cavallari Most Influential Person Deepak Chopra Effect on Emotions Firstly, I look to communicate more effectively, through mindfulness. Then when I notice headtrash or notice fear, worry, anxiety, and emotions that are creeping up, I do something with them, certainly, it usually means I need to communicate with someone in some way to decrease the stress associated with it. Thoughts on Breathing Most importantly, breathing is a really good thing. Even just starting today, a nice deep breath in and letting it out just gives me a sense of power in my body and clears my head. Therefore when I go to bed, it really helps to decrease that emotional stress. It goes back to that model that I shared. So when you decrease emotional stress, you gain clarity. And that allows you to take productive action. So even if the productive action is sleep, that breathing allows me to decrease and step outside of whatever is going on in that crazy brain. Suggested Resources Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) App: Chopra App Bullying Story My daughter was bullied in eighth grade. She was a gifted speaker, and she won the national speech tournament. She was number one and was doing amazing things. That is to say, one of the foundations of bullying is jealousy. If another person doesn't feel whole, then they feel a need to bring other people down. Then she went into ninth grade, and she experienced what I would call jealousy, and as a result, it came out as bullying. Consequently, it was social media causing a really difficult time for her. As a mother, you have to step back. You can't control everything. You ask how can you love, ditch your headtrash and decrease the stress? Related Episodes Learning the Language of Spirit With India Leigh Learn To Meditate The Easy Way; Mani Vaya Shadow Work To Nourish And Grow: Winnie Chan Wang Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Walking For Mindfulness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 12:09

    Walking For Mindfulness is my topic for today, Mindful Tribe. I look forward to sharing with you, ‘Five Benefits of Walking'. You may already include a regular routine of walking in your life, or you may decide to start a walking practice. There are lots of benefits including the five I will outline today. I am convinced that your life will improve as a result of 30 to 60 minutes of daily walking. You may decide to walk 4 or 5 days a week rather than daily, and that will be a benefit as well. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify 1/ Walk Almost Anywhere Whether you're at home, or you're traveling, there are all sorts of options as to where you can walk. Maybe up and down the stairwells if you're in a hotel room or conference center. If you're in a hotel, ask about the location of safe pathways to walk where there are some parks and forests. Do some research to find where you can walk in the area of your home. A lot of towns and cities have pathways that are specifically designated for walking. 2/ Creates Focused Thinking Your brain will begin to work better if you take some time to go and have a walk. How many times have you been in a stressful situation and somebody will say, Well, I'm just going for a walk. That's because a walk will release some of the pressure. Research has shown that it actually promotes the release of brain chemicals including endorphins that stimulate relaxation and can improve our mood. A walk at a comfortable pace can promote relaxation and release serotonin and dopamine to help you feel better. Dopamine is the hormone that gives us the pleasurable feeling after receiving a reward. If you're like me, you may be surprised how much better you'll feel after a walk and you'll want to continue walking for mindfulness. 3/ Increase Your Fitness Level Walking gives you a chance to focus on your breathing, take deep breaths, get your body moving, and increase circulation because that's what we need to increase our fitness level. Walking will help increase your mindfulness and your mental fitness. It can help with stress, depression, anxiety, and it can also improve your sleep, which is a big deal because a lot of people struggle with having deep sleep and struggle with falling asleep. In the last five or six years since I've been walking and running on a daily basis, I don't have any trouble sleeping. I encourage you to start this practice of walking on a regular basis. 4/ Closer To Nature As you walk, pay specific attention to any natural elements, including trees, or plants or water. Even if you're walking in a city there will be certain aspects of nature that you can focus on including the sky, the sun, the moon, and the stars. And as well as that, notice your own natural rhythm including your breathing and your heartbeat. Take time to notice as many elements of nature as you can while you walk. 5/ Mantras or Affirmations Walking gives you a chance to focus on one or several mantras. Let the affirmations flow in your mind over and over. There are several that I use when I walk or run including, ‘My life is renewed daily; mentally, physically, emotionally'. I think of that sentence over and over and also the following sentence; ‘My life is renewed daily, mentally, physically, emotionally'. Another affirmation I like is; ‘Creativity helps me grow and thrive'. By repeating this mantra, it reminds me to include as much creativity in my life as I can. Another mantra that I like, includes the word compassion, because I believe that the more we can live our lives with compassion, the happier we'll feel, and the more contented we'll be. Thinking of compassion for others, and compassion for other things and situations truly can help us feel more compassion for ourselves. So here's the mantra that I suggest on that topic; ‘I see everyone and everything with compassion'. And this gives me a real chance to, to stretch and exercise my ability to truly see everyone and everything with compassion. The more we can do this, I believe, the better you'll feel about yourself. It's a mindfulness exercise that really pays off. A Walking Life I interviewed viewed a guest named Antonia Malchik who wrote a book called A walking life; Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step At a Time. I enjoyed this interesting, in-depth book about walking, so you might want to check it out. The link to the book and the episode is below. She focuses on walking for mindfulness along with many interesting details and facts about walking.   Suggested Resources Book: A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time by Antonia Malchik Book: Walking: One Step At a Time by Erling Kagge and Becky L. Crook Book: In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration by Shane O'Mara App: Insight Timer Related Episodes 435 Reclaim Your Health and Freedom With a Walking Life;  Antonia Malchik 494 Live A Well Designed Life With Dr. Kyra Bobinet 165 Be Real, Raw, Honest and Mindful Recommends Dr Ed Osburn Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.  

    Holistic Parenting Simplified; Julie Hatch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 25:14

    Julie Hatch is a pediatric nurse practitioner, an acupuncturist, a parenting specialist, and a mom. She is a traditional western medicine practitioner, turned alternative holistic practitioner. Her passion has always been helping kids. She spent many years working in pediatrics, first in pediatric intensive care, then in neonatal intensive care. Eventually, her focus shifted, and she found her way into the realm of eastern medicine and holistic health. Julie finds that blending both traditional western medicine with traditional eastern medicine is ideal in her work to promote health. She finds there is great merit to both approaches. She believes that in parenting, following a more holistic path not only makes sense in working with kids, but it also makes parenting life a whole lot easier. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.juliephillipshatch.com Blog: www.juliephillipshatch.com/blog Podcast: Mums on a Mission with Julie Hatch Book: A Parenting Revolution for Higher Evolution: Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids from the Inside Out Most Influential Person Eckhart Tolle Ram Dass Effect on Emotions If you can start to be able to, I'm still learning mindfulness, I think we all are trying to practice it and perfect it, which probably will never happen, perfect. But it helps in centering yourself, not letting your emotions take over that are trying to get out of here where your emotions are thinking about your emotions and your fears, and your worries, and your anger and all that. But to be centered here, and to breathe, and to focus on the breath, and let try which helps to let those emotions go and then come back and deal with them when you're in a better place. So it's more responding to emotions and reacting to emotions also, Thoughts on Breathing I've just started doing an online program with a Buddhist teacher who's all about breathing, and the whole thing, the whole course is on breathing, I only just started. So I can't tell you everything that it says. But the breath has any app that uses breathing and teaches you how to just close your eyes and breathe and pay attention to the breathing. And it takes practice at first you know, you're even when the app is talking to you. You're hearing all the chatter in your head. But with practice, they teach you to learn how to go back to your breath. And that's the fundamentals I think mindfulness is one of the basics. Suggested Resources Book: A Parenting Revolution for Higher Evolution: Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids from the Inside Out Book: The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Raising Self-Reliant Children App: Breathe Bullying Story  It's important to listen to your child, hear what they're saying and what their version of the story is. Give them your feedback. Listen, and pay attention to what they're saying and what they're feeling.  I have heard that bullies are victims of being bullied themselves, certainly.  If your child is being bullied, if you can convince them and help them to learn how to stand up for themselves. I know a lot of our kids benefit from martial arts for many, many reasons. But one of them is that they can stand up for themselves in a very healthy way. And it adds a lot of confidence usually too. Martial arts are really helpful in all kinds of ways, probably for all kids. Related Episodes Three Keys To Juggling Work and Family; Connie Benjamin Tao Te Ching Philosophy; Jessie Kanzer Connect With Family Through Mindfulness, Says Orlando Magic Cameraman, Clem Harrod Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Innovation For All; Costa Michailidis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 31:56

    Costa Michailidis has spent his career consulting with some of the brightest minds on some of the world's toughest innovation challenges, from NASA scientists and big tech companies, to young entrepreneurs and nonprofits. He has worked on initiatives to build synthetic cells, improve cybersecurity, and reform life science education. His focus is always on cultivating the kind of innovative thinking required for making breakthroughs. He has spoken at the United Nations in New York, served as a TEDx organizer and emcee, and helped accelerate innovation across industries. He co-founded Innovation Bound and has joined a team of academics, entrepreneurs, consultants, and other creativity & innovation experts just like him to help accelerate innovation efforts in science, business, and beyond. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.innovationbound.com Podcast: Are You Innovation Bound? Innovation-101 Course: www.innovationbound.com/101 Most Influential Person Dan Millman, Author Effect on Emotions So for me, because mindfulness was originally something I learned in sport, it changed my conception of emotions to emotional fitness. So I think of emotional fitness rather than emotional intelligence. And fitness means you have to work out to stay in shape. If you don't work out, you're gonna fall out of shape. Having a good coach is useful. So fitness is a metaphor; if you use good techniques, you're likely to do it. Well. If you had bad techniques, you can get injured. So I think of it as emotional fitness, and that came from mindfulness in my sport. Thoughts on Breathing Focusing on the breath and staying in the moment is tremendous. And what's really wonderful about free-diving is you learn specific breathing patterns that can reduce your heart rate. The reason we do it in free-diving is; to do a more efficient free-dive allows you to be able to go longer on that single breath-hold. So using those techniques from free-diving, ultimately using breath to become calm, to develop a tremendous sense of calm in order to achieve that. Suggested Resources Book: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman App: Loop Habit Tracker Bullying Story So the thing that came to mind for me for this was about bullying with love. And I think there was so mindfulness there. So my brother and I have about seven and a half years difference. So anybody with an older brother knows, they're your bully. You sort of inherit them when you're born. It's great. And so we'd get into a scuffle here and there. It was just sort of a natural environment. But he was much bigger because he's seven and a half years older. And there was one time he was hanging on a pull-up bar, you know, one of the ones you set up in the doorway. So he's kind of kicking at me, just sort of kicking me away, and I'm trying to get at him. I don't remember what we were arguing about. And he comes off, and I  swing to punch him and I end up hitting him in the nose. And he's got a nosebleed. He's checking his nose. I said real loud, still yelling, I'm sorry, I was aiming for your stomach. His response was to laugh and be kind of proud of me that I was standing up for myself. So I think on his part, not retaliating was the mindful thing to do, and was ultimately good for our relationship. I think when that sort of aggressive or assertive part of our nature comes at us, but it comes from a place of love, in this case, two siblings and whatever we're arguing about, you know, ultimately, we have long since forgotten. Related Episodes How Mindset Will Improve Your Business With Donnie DeSanti Creativity To Heal And Empower; Morgan Beard 2000 Books To Improve Your Life by Mani Vaya Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Breath and Fire; Michelle Hillier

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 31:40

    Michelle Hillier is trained in movement, meditation, and mindfulness and is a certified yoga teacher, trauma-informed movement educator, and meditation and social-emotional instructor. Using her personal story, she helps people to see that it's possible to lead the life you dream of. Her journey has given her the gifts of insight and compassion, deepening her commitment to helping others connect to their breath—their calm—and ignite their fire and their passion. From large group activities to intimate training workshops, Michelle gives her audience a transformative and unforgettable experience with concrete tools and messages to practice in their own lives. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.breathandfire.com Most Influential Person Thich Nhat Hanh Effect on Emotions Awareness of my emotions and being okay with sitting in them is important. The thoughts will come and they'll turn to an emotion that could turn to action. But it's been like a-Ha, there it is, there's that thought, there's that feeling, there's that emotion. Either I like it, or I don't like it. I'm just gonna sit in it, and let it either pass or act on it. So I'm just more highly aware of my emotions through doing mindfulness practices. Thoughts on Breathing I've just got into breathwork and I have an amazing teacher, Rebecca Llewellyn, Shamanic Breathwork. So I actually experienced a full hour of breathwork. I never thought that was a thing until I got into it. Wow, the breath is powerful. So I like to think how one breath can make a difference in a moment that you're feeling so that you're in that fight, flight, or freeze state where something's going on. When your body's going into something, one big inhale can completely reset you physiologically. It just tells your body you're okay. So the breath is super powerful. There are different breath forms, of course, that I like to share with people in my ‘Breath of Fire' workshops, including circular breathing. The traditional ‘let's just breathe' is also great. I like to share the power of one breath, and how that can change your body. Suggested Resources Book: The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh (Shambhala Pocket Classics) App: Insight Timer Bullying Story I personally haven't had a bullying experience. When I look back, I may have been a bit of a bully. The competitiveness was sort of part of me. When I look at my son, I can use him as an example. He's not in an actual bullying situation, but the mindfulness piece around awareness of self and the work I've done in schools with kids around mindfulness. I think it's good if we're just mindful and present and tapped into who we are. That authentic self, I think that's where the heart really shines, and we can't do that to somebody else. I think it's a bullying prevention mode. I don't think it's like, oh, I'm being bullied, I need to meditate. It's like if we can teach our children especially if we can get them to understand mindfulness and awareness of self and love for others, we can prevent bullying. Related Episodes Warriors, Lovers, Kings, and Heroes; Eric Rogell Live a Legendary Life; Tommy Breedlove Emotional & Energetic Intelligence For Fulfillment; Simon Lovell Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    A Tribute To My Mom

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 16:08

    My mother, Edith Langford, passed away this week and today's episode is a tribute to my mom. The funeral was yesterday and as you can imagine, I'm flooded with emotions. There are so many sad thoughts and emotions that I feel as I create this tribute to my mother. We had a very special relationship, a lot of great talks and special times together. I thought back to something she told me a few years ago, which had a huge impact on me, and a huge impact on the direction of my career. I was talking to her about the past and I said, remember back in the 1960s, you had a lot of a lot of trouble with anxiety. You really had a tough time. You had psoriasis as a result of it. It seemed to go on for a long time and it was a real problem. I asked her, what was the thing that ended this part of your life, that situation where you had so much anxiety? Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify 5 Words of Wisdom She answered this question in five words, a five-word sentence. I thought so much about this afterwards. I thought, wow, this is staring me in the face. Every time I look at an appliance, an LG appliance, I realize the LG stands for their slogan, Life's Good. The five words she told me were, “I learned to let go”. So when I said LG, let go, every time I look at one of those appliances, I think, “Let Go, Life's Good. And letting go allows our life to be good. And I thought, wow, that was incredible. Beautiful Smile I asked my mother, ‘how did you come to that conclusion?' I wanted to know how she landed on those five words. But to her, there wasn't really a lot to say, she just said ‘I learned to let go'. And then she looked at me and she smiled that familiar smile. I said to mom, you know, that's mindfulness. That was long before I started working in the field of mindfulness. And she looked at me in a quizzical way and I said, Yeah, it's a thing they call mindfulness. It's about letting go. It's about not being so concerned about the past or so concerned about the future. It's about living in the moment, and letting go of so much of what holds us back and causes anxiety and issues. And she was good with that. Share With The World I was working in the field of bullying prevention at the time and I just thought so much about what my mom had said to me about this. I had already been thinking about the fact that with bullying prevention, if I can teach children and teachers about mindfulness then bullying would decrease. And I thought, wow, this worked in my own mother's life. She was able to come to this conclusion without meditating, without reading self-help books. She didn't listen to podcasts. She just came up with this herself. “I learned to let go.” I thought, what if I could share these five words with the world? A Visual Gift My mother has always been a visual person. Whenever I watch the sunrise, which is many, many mornings, I think of her because she loved the colors. She loved orange, brilliant yellows, golds, pinks, fuchsias. All colors I see in the sky when the sun is coming up; brilliant, beautiful colors. She loved these colors and she used her incredible skills to weave and to crochet and to create beautiful items like placemats, dishcloths, and tea towels. She seldom used a pattern and even if she had a pattern, it usually ended up being adapted to the ‘Edith Version'. She had her own thoughts and her own ways of doing these things and she would work away until she had something beautiful. The Edith Basket She always had a basket of placemats and dishcloths and she would always get this basket out and offer something. And she made 1000s of finger puppets. So every night, after supper, she would sit down and she would crochet a finger puppet. It was for children in the hospital who were about to have their finger pricked or have blood taken and so the nurse would give them a finger puppet. Vesta Love One of the things that came to mind about my mom was her special love for her aunt Vesta. Vesta was also my great aunt. She was such a special person. And so my mom would go visit her and very often when it was time to leave Vesta would say a few lines of a poem to her. The poem became a favorite of my mother's and when aunt Vesta died, my mom decided to make a needlepoint out of the lines of this poem that were so very special to her. Meaningful Words The poem was written by Charles Kingsley; 1819-1875. He was a clergyman and novelist whose many stories have become famous works of fiction. He was also a writer of poetry. The poem my aunt recited is called A Farewell. Here are the four lines that she sewed with needlepoint; Be good, sweet maid and let who can be clever; do noble things, not dream them all day long. And so make Life, Death, and that vast forever, one grand, sweet song. Those words are so special to me and I'm happy to say I have that needlepoint piece that my mother created, and it's beautiful. These words are a tribute to my mom. Gratitude Thanks for letting me share this with you today in memory of my mom. As you know, I think about the special times and how special she was, and the love I had for her and have for her. It hasn't ended. Foot Bliss She came to live with us at our house for five weeks in 2020, when she was preparing for a heart valve surgery. It was a special time for us to get to know her even more, in a different way. So we had a lot of special times and one of the things that she loved was every night, she would get a foot rub. And she would kind of look at me in a special way and say something that I knew meant that she would really appreciate a foot massage with lotion. When I would do that, she would have this look of ecstasy on her face and a beautiful smile. It was a special thing between us, and I was able to give her a foot rub just a couple of days before she passed, which was a beautiful experience as well. These are some personal thoughts that I wanted to share with you today. As always, I thank you for tuning into mindfulness mode and thank you so much for being a part of the show. All the best to you. Bye now. Suggested Resources Book: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh App: Insight Timer Related Episodes 128 The Healthy Way To Process Grief Is To Honestly Feel Your Emotions Explains Ramona Rice 333 Don't Wait To Be Great Proclaims Raven Blair Glover 444 Live The Life You Love With Victim To Victor Author, Nick Santonastasso Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life

    Enjoy The Gift Of The Present; Jennifer Ibbotson Rodriguez

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 36:22

    Jennifer Ibbotson Rodriguez is a consulting hypnotist who works with trauma survivors to help them heal, thrive and enjoy their lives. Her longest recovery came as a result of the collapse of the ‘twin towers' back in September 11, 2001, after which she married a disabled combat veteran who was struggling to heal his own traumas. For years Jen has been fascinated by the brain and the power of mindset, so it comes as no surprise that she will be delivering a presentation at the National Convention of The National Guild of Hypnotists this August called: Hypnosis: The Bridge Between Neural-plasticity and Quantum Realities. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.HypnosisHaven.com Podcast: Hypnosis De-Mystified Most Influential Person Above all, it's my father. He handed me the book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior back in 1991 or 92. That is to say from that point on, we always said, What time is it? Now? Where are you? Here. Effect on Emotions Emotion comes in and emotion goes. Likewise, the breath, there is no start and there is no end. Therefore, it is cyclical, so whatever I'm feeling in the moment, is the gift of life. I know what numb feels like so I think it's as close to death as we can get. Therefore with every feeling I'm blessed with at the moment, I accept it for the wisdom that it is sharing. Thoughts on Breathing I was very fortunate very early to learn Buddha belly breathing, but I was confused. In the beginning, I thought that's how we were supposed to breathe all the time. It wasn't something I was able to do all the time. And as trauma overtook my body I learned that breathing became shallower and shallower. However, trauma-responsive breathing doesn't allow for the holding of the breath, because that actually increases adrenaline. So the way that I choose to breathe when I need to breathe out trauma, and breathe in peace happens when I release my jaw. I exhale first because the body can always exhale even when it can't inhale. And then after the inhale, I exhale for as twice as long as the inhale. To sum it up, it always starts with an exhale, whatever the inhale is to the belly, and then exhale twice as long. That's me, that's my breathing technique and how I Suggested Resources Book: Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom Book: You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter Book: The Hidden Messages in Water Bullying Story Certainly, the story that I was coming to was that gentleman with his dad. Every single one of my clients, technically bullies themselves until the day they stop and enjoy the gift of the present. Related Episodes Get Ultimate Freedom By Automating Your Business; Paul Maskill Unstuck; Learn How From Shira Taylor Gura Reclaim Your Eating Habits With The Freedom Promise; Mindy Gorman-Plutzer Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    The Path To Kindness; James Crews

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 34:29

    James Crews is the author of THE PATH TO KINDNESS – a collection offering more than 100 poems of connection and joy from a diverse range of voices…including a poem by the current U.S. Poet Laureate – Joy Harjo. He has also authored 4 prize-winning collections of poetry and is the editor of the best-selling anthology, HOW TO LOVE THE WORLD – more than 90,000 copies in print and featured on NPR's Morning Edition, in Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. Crews' work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Ploughshares, and The New Republic, as well as in former US poet laureate Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry newspaper column. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: jamescrews.net Book: The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy by James Crews and Danusha Laméris Most Influential Person Ted Kooser Effect on Emotions I'm able to name the emotions. However, I think it wasn't ever the case before. Likewise, anxiety and shame. It's so useful to be able to name what's coming up and to really distinguish. My marriage has helped with that, too. Thoughts on Breathing Most importantly, the kind of meditation I do tends to really focus on the breath. I usually, when I'm meditating, have a very busy mind. For instance, I count my breaths, you know, one in-breath, out-breath, one in-breath, out-breath two, and do that in sets of fours, when I'm especially caught in my mind and my thoughts. Suggested Resources Book: Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems by Phyllis Cole-Dai Book: The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy by James Crews and Danusha Laméris App: Headspace Bullying Story Firstly, I was never really the recipient of a lot of bullying. I think that was the result of real efforts that were not very healthy to kind of hide myself and be as invisible as possible, and to be quiet. I was already shy and introverted, but I think I made myself even quieter, and really tried to blend in, and not call attention to who I really was, or what I really loved doing. Therefore, I don't have a lot of stories about that as a kid. I will say one memory that came when you talked about bullying; it's not quite the same thing, but when I was in grad school in Nebraska, I was walking down the street, and just feeling really happy. I was really embodying who I was at that point, teaching poetry, writing poetry, not being afraid to dress a certain way. As I was walking down the street to the pharmacy, and these guys in a pickup truck that was passing by called out these terrible names, just like these anti-gay epithets and I sort of stopped for a minute, but then, didn't want to engage or anything like that. But when I got home, I realized how much that affected me. That is to say, I was more in tune with that, probably because I had been meditating and was really practicing mindfulness. But it really disturbed me. And not just that I had to experience it, but that other people, especially younger people, were probably experiencing that all over the country and the world at the very same moment. Related Episodes The Joy Of Intimacy and Mindfulness With Rabbi Manis Friedman Happiness, Joy, and Peace Discovered After a 10-Year Search By Scott Wilhite Evolve Toward Health, Joy, And Wholeness; Laurie Warren Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Reaching For Joy; Zehra Mahoon

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 42:27

    Zehra Mahoon is a master mindset and law of attraction coach and manifesting expert. She is the author of twelve books on these subjects including Reaching For Joy and the creator of the Unlimited 40-day law of attraction workout and the Unlimited 365 Mastermind. After committing to completely transforming her self-worth in 2006, she went from being massively in debt to owning multiple properties and creating a thriving business, as well as healing her relationships and reaching for joy. Zehra's books are based on a visual, diagrammatic approach to the law of attraction. She breaks down complicated concepts into small bite-size pieces linked to analogies that make them easy to remember and apply. Zehra's courses and programs help individuals to identify the blockages that are keeping them from achieving success. She helps them to change their self-talk and develop new thinking habits that open up a world of new possibilities. Zehra believes that all things are possible in other words you can start from where you are and create a better future once you start understanding how to use the basic law of attraction concepts. She is committed to making it easy for you to understand and apply the law of attraction. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.zmahoon.com Blog: www.zmahoon.com/blog Most Influential Person Dr. Wayne Dyer Abraham Hicks Effect on Emotions I'm a totally different person. There is no such thing as procrastination in my life anymore. Therefore, ideas and creativity flow freely, and my anger issues are gone. However, if you ever wanted to meet someone with a bad temper, you should have met me when I was much younger. Thoughts on Breathing Firstly, breathing is the easiest thing for us to focus on. Breathing is important because you can take all your five senses and focus them on breathing. After that taking your five senses away from the world around you, is what is the basis of bringing peace into your heart and reaching for joy. Certainly, you can take all five senses from the world and focus them on the sound of your breath. Your breathing is always with you and you have to breathe in order to come down and reach for joy because when you breathe in deeply, you automatically open up your connection with the source. Our breath is the channel of communication with the collective consciousness. After that, my consciousness is connected to me as a drop of water is connected to the ocean, all because of my breath. Suggested Resources Book: Unlimited By Zehra Mahoon Book: Thrive By Zehra Mahoon Book: Peace Within: A Law of Attraction Guide to Meditation By Zehra Mahoon Book:How to pray so that God listens (B/W): 100 prayers for ultimate joy & success in life By Zehra Mahoon Book: Reaching for Joy: A Law of Attraction Workbook for Alignment & Manifesting Book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself By Michael Singer App: Rain Sounds Bullying Story I was talking to a neighbor who just had major surgery and was telling me about the medical system. After that I went away from that discussion, thinking, sweetheart, if I could just explain to you that you create your own reality. That is to say,  if you encountered that experience, you created it, it didn't come to you out of the blue, it came to you because you created it. What we really need to look at is what is your habit of thought that resulted in the creation of this experience. It applies even to little children. Moreover when a child is fearful of something, everything in that child's life will gravitate toward the vibration of fear, and will bring those people into that child's life that will subject the child to bullying. Related Episodes Experience Transformation With MindTravel; Murray Hidary Nourishing Your Truth and Finding Your Voice; Shauna Reiter Gratitude; First Step To Happy Even If You're Paralyzed Says Meg Johnson Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life

    Shadow Work To Nourish And Grow: Winnie Chan Wang

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 47:25

    Winnie Chang Wang is a lover of science and spirituality. Her vision is for all medicine to join as One! She is a trauma-informed licensed acupuncturist, teacher, shadow worker, Reiki, and open-hearted Tao healer. She is also a professor in acupuncture at Alhambra Medical University. She is passionate about empowering people with chronic pain to step into their source power to heal themselves. In her book “Honoring Darkness: Embrace Shadow Work To Nourish And Grow Your Power”, she and her co-author searched deep into their traumas and made lemonade out of the lemons. As they navigated the darkness, they gained trust and purpose. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.mindfulhealingheart.com Podcast: Integrated Healing Circles Book: Honoring Darkness: Embrace Shadow Work To Nourish And Grow Your Power By Winnie Chan Wang Most Influential Person I'm gonna say me, okay. You know to clarify, it's choosing me over and over again. Because we all have a tendency to check out Brene Brown who talks about showing up in the arena. It's kind of like, okay, well, I checked out of my mindfulness yesterday. But today, I'm gonna see if I can stay in the mindfulness longer. It's this idea that I'm just going to keep showing up day after day. That's just like my discipline, you know, no matter what, I'm gonna stand behind myself, Yes, I'm gonna say me. Effect on Emotions Emotions are full of gifts. Right? For example, anger is when I feel anger, that's when I should set boundaries with the bully. So it's really funny, Bruce, as an Asian girl growing up in Asia, I was told I have to be nice and people-pleasing, and I was completely disconnected from my anger. I talked about this in my book, how, even in the moment of rape, I  shouldn't be angry. But I am not angry. So like, I should fight back, but I don't. Therefore the gift of anger, you know, my trauma responses, freezing and thawing. You know, those are kind of like the conditioning, but if I own my anger, I can really love my emotion. Emotions are the most powerful thing. Definitely embrace and appreciate all the protection that comes from your emotions. Thoughts on Breathing One of my favorite breathing techniques is to put one hand over the heart and one hand below the belly button. And just really picturing myself as Santa Claus with a big belly. So when I breathe in, I'm like, okay, when he gives me the biggest Santa Claus belly you can, because the lower abdominal breathing really grounds and anchors. I want to talk a minute about the recycling program. Shinzon Jung talks about this; we have all the positives in the world. That's like loving forgiveness, compassion, and light. And then we have all the negatives in the world, like shame, fear, anger. We don't actually get to the emptiness condition by love and light, we get to the emptiness condition or the oneness condition or the zero, by mathematically adding all the plus, all the negative, then we get the zero. So true power, true source. Certainly, true oneness is when we put together all the positives and all the minus and get zero. So how we do that actually is below the belly button. In Chinese martial arts, we call that the dantian. And in yoga they call it the Kundalini center navel point. There's a lot of different names for this practice. That is to say, when we breathe in, we breathe all the love and light. And we can source and connect to all the anger and fear and all the negative things in our body; cancer, whatever you want. Channel that into the dawn tan, and mix the light and the dark together into oneness. Above all that is how I want all the listeners to try breathing. You know, when you feel angry, or scared, be like, Oh my god, I have the raw ingredients to make a powerful ball. You know, it's kind of like if I'm cooking a pot of soup. I need all the ingredients. I need the sugar, and I need the lemon to make lemonade. Suggested Resources Book: Honoring Darkness: Embrace Shadow Work To Nourish And Grow Your Power By Winnie Chan Wang Book: Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) Book: Unbinding The Soul: Awakening Through Crisis and Compassion by Dr Raven Lee Book: Tao Science: The Science, Wisdom, and Practice of Creation and Grand Unification App: Headspace Bullying Story I've had verbal abuse, emotional abuse, gaslighting, and all kinds of humiliation in my life. So I'm going to start with the other counterpart. My teacher calls this the ABCDE method. First, A is aware, right? Your mindfulness is like, oh, I'm aware that this is happening, or I'm aware that I'm triggered as something happened, and I'm triggered back to the trauma that I was bullied. But A is also to accept, right? This is the equanimity part to accept that this is happening. And actually to appreciate. Appreciate the sensation inside my body, okay, maybe my throat is choking. Meanwhile, I am shivering, maybe I'm even peeing in my pants, you know, like, appreciate that my body is doing what it needs to be and also appreciate that God doesn't give us bullying to punish us. God gives us bullying, to help us learn how to make lemonade out of the lemons, so that we can make connections and spread love and feel the belonging. That's the other thing is that intimacy happens when we have vulnerable and difficult conversations. If we just talk about hey, how's your golf game? Oh, yeah, the Lakers won, whatever. Hey, how's your food? How's the movie? If we just talk on a superficial level? We're never gonna get intimacy, right. So but if I share with you my rape story, my abortion story, my bullying story, then I have a connection. So almost think about I'm not stuck as the victim. Because whatever lemons that happened to my life, I can make lemonade out of it. Next is B which means breathe. Whether you're in the middle of being bullied, or you're being triggered back to a memory of bullying, you breathe. C is the compassionate witness. In short, compassionate witness is our ability to validate the victim. Oh, you know, yes, you are bullied. It makes sense to me that you're feeling cold and shivering and palpitations and all of that. But also the witness word is very important because that's like the observer. If we only have compassion, we actually dwell on victimhood. We're like, oh, yeah, you know, it sucks that I'm bullied. I'm a victim, I'm a victim, but the minute we bring the witness, it's like okay, I am detaching from the story, the victim card, and I become the witness. C means compassionate witness. If you get to see the amazing job, okay, it took me a lot of time and years to proceed. D is dialogue within and what it means to dialogue within. So meditate and reflect on what is really going on. For example, let's say I am the victim of the silent treatment, okay? Shadow Work To Nourish And Grow. Somebody is emotionally bullying me with the silent treatment. Okay, so on the top level, I am feeling abandoned, rejected, sadness. When we do the shadow work, we dive deeper into our subconscious. We're like, okay, what is beneath this thing that I'm experiencing? And you check-in and you're like, oh, because deeper down, I have a thought that I'm not lovable. And I'm not worthy of my respect. I'm not worthy of other people's respect. I don't know that I'm a gift to the world, and I just feel utterly worthless. Okay, so d is when we don't look at, like, okay, that person hurt me. But really go down into what is my core source fracture? Do we call this? Yes, you're unworthy. And when this one, the fact that you don't love yourself, you don't respect yourself that causes the manifestation of the bullying, right? Lastly, E is an effective response. So that's when you be like, Okay, well, now that I've done ABCD, what is the effective response? So instead of reacting out of the trauma of being a bully, being bullied, it's like, well, how can I empower myself? You know, having done all the shadow work, how having empowered me, what can I do? How have I disempowered myself to manifest this bullying situation? Maybe if I really own that, you know, I can work on loving myself, respecting myself, feeling that I am a gift to the whole universe, I am a legend. As a result, I'm here. I'm authentic. And you know, from a place of strength and power, how am I going to respond to this bullying situation? Oh, and I do want to reference if you like the ABCDE method. It's by Dr. Raven Lee. And her book is called Unbinding The Soul: Awakening Through Crisis and Compassion by Dr Raven Lee. Related Episodes Unravel Your Passion; Stephenie Zamora Mental and Emotional Growth With Groflo Founder Karen Millsap Winning Habits and Routines; Mads Friis Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Longevity Done Smarter: Dustin Baker

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 26:45

    Longevity Done Smarter: Dustin Baker

    Entering The Mind; C von Hassett and Rachel Reid Wilkie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 37:08

    C von Hassett and Rachel Reid Wilkie are, as they say, co-conspirators in all things – with a heavy emphasis on spirit – which together they've been exploring since the day they met. Throughout the years they have collaborated on numerous projects in the Arts, both in Los Angeles and New York City. Their time in the East Village culminated in a monumental exhibition, Documents of Love, at the famed Hosfelt Gallery in Chelsea, where the couple exhibited a diverse body of work – poetry, paintings photography, a short film – to the attendance of thousands. Upon returning to Los Angeles, C von & Rachel founded Riot Material magazine, a now thriving and widely read literary-cultural magazine with its eye on Art, Word, and forward-aiming thought. Rachel and C are the rare married couple who not only work and create together but practice together day after day, side by side, often knee to knee, in the singular pursuit of knowing the deeper self beyond the conceptual self – that timeless, eternal Being which births forth the temporal one. To that end, the Pandemic Years saw the couple in contemplative retreat at their high-desert ranch in the Northern Mojave, a sacred landscape that sits just below the 12,000-foot peaks of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Here, beyond their full immersion into meditative practice, C von wrote Entering the Mind, while Rachel delivered to the world her inaugural spoken-song album, titled XI.  Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.enteringthemind.com Podcast: Entering The Mind Book: Entering the Mind By C von Hassett Most Influential Person Norbu Rinpoche, Sonia Rinpoche, and MinGi Rinpoche Effect on Emotions I have found during the last two years  where we have really emerged ourselves into this practice during the pandemic, my emotions have transformed completely. I'm a very passionate person. I spent many years in Italy, so I learned from the best. I get ecstatically happy and I get very emotionally sad, but I have an incredible new relationship with them [my emotions]. My emotions are almost like an old friend, you know, waving at me saying, Hey, Rachel, I'm back again. This is happy, this is me, this is happy. What happens at that moment is that I'm still within that ecstatic happiness and I'm also calm in the center of that ecstatic happiness. When I feel really, really sad; if I hear some sad news, I get a sense of the deep sorrow within me. But it's still within a calm container. So I've learned that without even trying too hard, this is the practice that has definitely installed itself within me. I've become less much reactive and I don't react instantly to those emotions. On the rare occasion, when I do react instantly without a thought, then I recognize it immediately. And I go, oops, okay, I see you, I see where you're coming from. It's okay, let's just sit down. Let's just take a moment. Let's hold hands. Let's see where we're going with this. And so bringing mindfulness to my emotions has been one of the biggest transformational experiences I have had in the last few years. Thoughts on Breathing Up until a few years ago, I really kind of poo-pooed the whole breathing practice. I didn't put much stock in it. I've always been intellectual and I love the intellectual approach to meditation. Over The past year I've just come to recognize the utter importance of the breath. And in fact, the breath is the one thing that transitions between the body and the mind, body and the spirit, the body and awareness. You can be sitting down in a meditation practice and still be fully involved in your day and in your world. You have your breath. Then as you settle, and you move into your awareness, the breath is still there. The breath is the beautiful bridge between the two beings. I'm now just absolutely certain that the breath is one of the keys to moving from one perspective to the next. It's like the rope that you pull through in the darkness to get you to the other side if you need it. Suggested Resources Book: Entering the Mind By C von Hassett Book: The Boundary Stone By C von Hassett Book:The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying App: onecommune.com Bullying Story It's a personal story. I was brought up by my parents in the countryside of Cambridge. My brother and I were both expected to go to private schools. He went to the private school, which is actually a castle, and at the young, bright age of 11, I wanted to go my own way. I asked my parents if I could go to the state school, because not only did I not want to walk in the footsteps of my brother, but I wanted my own space, and I wanted my own independence. So they also had a great art faculty as well, that I really wanted to get into. And so my parents said, yes. So at the age of 11, I went to a public [state] school. I spoke differently from others, I had a rather nice accent. A lot of my colleagues at school, my fellow students, they had some really cool accents. [The way they talked] involved a lot of rude words, so I can't do it here. So I experienced bullying firsthand. And I started very subtle, and I made friends, I had this really lovely close girlfriend, and we used to walk around together. And you know, these long corridors that go on forever, and gangs of girls would be in wait as you walk through this corridor of girls waiting for you. Something's going to happen, you just don't know what's going to happen. And you just brace yourself and you walk through that corridor of girls. Then someone would stick their foot out and you'd fly on your belly down the corridor. So I did actually have one other incident, which was where I was actually pinned up against a locker. Then she lost her temper, and she did actually punch me in the face. At this moment, it wasn't so much her actions towards me, but it was the little crowd of other children behind her, as she punched me in the face, that cackled with laughter. One person's act of bullying can be one thing, but the humiliation and the shame that I felt from the others witnessing it, and then laughing at it. That contributed to this bullying experience. Related Episodes Learning the Language of Spirit With India Leigh Intuition, Spirituality, and Our Inner Voice; Mary Ann Bohrer Modern Spirituality with Ben Decker Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Conquer Executive Loneliness; Nick Jonsson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 33:51

    Nick Jonsson is passionate about helping executives deal with a problem that is often hidden away: loneliness and isolation. This goal led Nick to become co-founder and Managing Director of one of Asia's premier networking organizations, Executives' Global Network (EGN) Singapore — a confidential peer group network providing more than 600 senior executives and business owners a safe haven to share their challenges, receive support, and learn from each other. Nick is also the author of the new book, Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in the Modern Business World. Nick has worked across Asia, Australia, and Europe representing major international firms, and is active in charitable and fundraising organizations to give back and support his local community, along with volunteering and fundraising for the Samaritans (SOS) – a suicide prevention hotline in Singapore. He is here today to share how to conquer executive loneliness. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: http://www.nickjonsson.com Book: Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety & Depression in the Modern Business World By Nick Jonsson Most Influential Person Just as we came out of the hard lockdown here in Singapore, I was looking at meditation and I signed up for a local Buddhist temple here. They had a meditation class in the evenings. I  knew about mindfulness and meditation, in the sense that I had an app, I tried some things, but I never really mastered it. So I saw this as a chance to master it. So while I don't know the name of this Buddhist monk, I have to say he had a huge impact on my life, because I started to really appreciate meditation. That made me connect better with a power greater than myself, connect with myself and really get a break and post my life and discover how to conquer executive loneliness. Effect on Emotions Mindfulness has made me much more aware. By being able to meditate and also to do prayer, I now try to pray in the morning and in the evening, just to hand things over which are challenging. It has really helped me to do that. And I will say it helped me to put my ego in shape and that sense that you know, I'm not the one running the show. It has made me grounded and helped me to manage to conquer executive loneliness. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is super important. And one of my friends who I cycle with tomorrow when we go down, it's a long Ale, airline straight, basically 20 minutes place where we can cycle straight. He even managed to count his breathing the whole time. So he's so mindful of the breathing that he knows after the breath 266 times, for example. I cannot keep going that long. But it makes it more I'm getting at Bruce it makes a huge impact and he's a fantastic athlete. My coach is eight times the top 10 Corner finisher in Hawaii. He says that breathing makes the biggest impact on him in the sport as well. And he reminded me that when I wait for the bus or wait at the airport, that I should do some breathing exercises. Suggested Resources Book: Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety & Depression in the Modern Business World By Nick Jonsson Book: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart Tolle  App: Garmin Bullying Story As a child, I experiences both I was part of the kids who are bullying Iverson, I have bullied myself, it was very common back in Sweden when I grew up, born in 1975. So we're talking in the 80s here, and there was no way of dealing with it or working with it. At that time, there was not much awareness about it. I understand that these days, things have improved, luckily. I changed schools quite a lot and moved from one village to a bigger city, so you would normally team up with the kids who, perhaps were into sports, and others who were into studying and you would find your own little crowd. I was one of the good students in one school, but when I moved to another school, I suddenly found myself in the group of the kids with the lowest grades. Then you automatically were frozen out from the smarter kids. I remember that was a very, very challenging period for me. And it led to me not wanting to be in school. For the first time in my life, I think I was about 13 or 14 years of age when I didn't want to go to school, and I was trying to hide. That was not a good place to be in. Related Episodes Change Your Luck To Live A Charmed Life; Gay Hendricks and Carol Kline The Relationship School with Jayson Gaddis Create A New Life; Be Inspired By Paula Peralta Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Three Simple Steps To A Balanced Life; Trevor G. Blake

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 34:28

    Trevor Blake is a serial entrepreneur and New York Times bestseller, who over the last ten years has gone from starting his first business with just a few hundred dollars to creating and successfully selling & exiting three separate companies for over $600 million. He has done all without hiring a single employee and by working only 5 hours a day, giving him time to focus on what he loves: writing and sharing tips for a mindful, balanced lifestyle. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.trevorgblake.com Most Influential Person My wife, without a doubt. She was clairvoyant and clairaudient and so I was kind of a child at her knees. I learned from her the ability to set the ego aside. Effect on Emotions I've met a lot of people who say that I don't get excited, I don't get fearful, I don't get upset. I'm very emotionally level. And that's also the emotion of intuition, it's this very calm feeling. if you get all excited, you're not at the right energy level. If you get all depressed, you're not at the right level. So when you feel very calm, you have a sense of self-confidence that I think is the right frequency. So for me it's all about feeling the frequency. Thoughts on Breathing Mindful breathing is essential and I've studied it a lot. It depends on what I'm doing and what I'm hoping to achieve. I'll change my breathing technique for that. I teach taking long, six-second inhalations and holding like the death breath and then letting go only six times because it's very, very powerful. When I'm doing one of my other techniques, I use the shamanic dancing breathing technique, which is two quick inhalations through the nose and out through the mouth. But when I'm walking, I'm very specific that it's all inhalation through the nose and out of the nose. It's very important to do that. Most people breathe higher their chest and out of their mouth. That's not a way to set the ego aside; the ego is in full place here. I've learned over the years to be aware of my situation and to adapt my breathing to the situation. I observed that my wife was just naturally [breathing], because being clairvoyant, clairaudient, you could see the rhythm of her body change, depending on what mode she was in. And so I kind of learned by watching. Suggested Resources Book: Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life By Trevor G. Blake App: Headspace Bullying Story When I was a kid, I grew up in Liverpool, and we were poor. My father was unemployed and unemployable; not a bad man, he was just different. And my mother was dying of cancer, and we got evicted from the apartment we were living in and we ended up escaping from the creditors and living in a rural area, where English was not popular. I was English in a place where the Welsh wanted the English out. As a kid I would see this stuff on TV, this political movement, burning down houses owned by English people. So I was getting bullied and harassed a bit and so what I did was, I got out of their way. I used to fight because I came from Liverpool with kind of a feisty culture. But I didn't do very well with that. So in the end, I just got out of the way. And the way I did that was to hide in the town library because they were too dumb to go in there. Related Episodes Thrive In Spite of Life's Challenges; Lee Baucom How Music Saved My Life; Riopy Using Habits To Gamify Your Life; Will Moore Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.   Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more balanced life, a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Tao Te Ching Philosophy; Jessie Kanzer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 39:14

    Jessie Asya Kanzer was born in the Soviet Union. At the age of eight, she emigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York. She is a writer, former reporter and actress. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and more. After extensive study of the Tao Te Ching, Jessie experienced a shift in mindset that allowed her to fully trust her inner voice and to create a satisfying life. She also attributes Taoist philosophy to helping her stay centered as a parent, navigate challenges, and hold space for others. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.jessiekanzer.com Blog: Jessie Kanzer Most Influential Person Wayne Dyer, took these very complex things like the Tao Te Ching and showed us how to apply them in our lives. Effect on Emotions Mindfulness taught me that there's more than one of me. There's the one that feels the emotions that react and the observer part of myself. Because I'm able to observe myself and watch myself, I've become much less reactive. That doesn't mean I judge my emotion, or I hate my emotion or anything like that. But I'm able to come back to the center much quicker because I see it. I feel it. I work through it if I need to work through it, but I don't react to it anymore. I mean, I should say most of the time. Thoughts on Breathing I love breathwork. I don't do it daily; sometimes I do breathwork instead of meditation. I am amazed at how breathing in certain ways can help you enter almost a different dimension. That is why for me, breathing really gets me out of my monkey mind. Suggested Resources Book:Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING: Healing, Chilling, and Living with the Tao Te Ching Book: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment App: Calm Bullying Story I think if I'd had mindfulness training when I was a child when I was bullied, it would have made a huge difference for me. I was not very welcomed when I came to America as a kid, because I came here in 1989 and that was right on the heels of the Cold War. By the way, I'm not even Russian. I'm a Jew from Latvia. The Soviet Union divided people very weirdly, like on their passports. On my passport, it just used to say, Jew. That sounds crazy to people when I say that, but that's what it said. And then my family; half of them from Latvia, half from Ukraine. But our language was Russian because often these geopolitical shifts are affected, individual people. And I was one of those people.  Therefore, I came from this war-torn family that suffered a lot under Stalin under the Nazis, and finally made it to America, the land of the free, but unfortunately, mindfulness was not taught, at least not the way it is now. A lot of kids were pretty mean when they heard my Russian accent. First, the Russian language, because they had watched movies like for instance, Rocky Five, these movies where the Russians were always the evil people. So there was a lot of making fun of, and you know, I remember I'd be stopped, in the middle of the stairway,  they would laugh and say, Where Are you Russian, Russian. As a result, all of these things I internalized because I was a very sensitive child. Bullying did not exist in the Soviet Union. The socialistic ideas that formed this country, a lot of them did not work clearly. But this kind of unity, versus individualism in the classroom, made everyone be really nice to each other. Related Episodes Ride The Waves of Life With Mop; Jaimal Yogis How Thoughts Become Things; Doug Vermeeren The Key To Mental Toughness With Mani Vaya Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    What Is Consciousness; Tom Campbell (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 40:08

    Thomas Campbell answers the question, “What Is Consciousness”. He is a physicist, lecturer, and author of the My Big TOE (Theory of Everything) trilogy. In the books, he discusses the origins of consciousness and brings together science and philosophy, physics and metaphysics, mind and matter, purpose and meaning, as well as the normal and the paranormal. The writings are based on the simulation argument, which takes the position that reality is both virtual and subjective. He is here to answer the question,”What Is Consciousness?”. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.tomcampbell.info Website: www.my-big-toe.com Website: www.mbtevent.com Youtube: Tom Campbell Nonprofit Org: CUSAC : Tom Campbell's Center for the Unification of Science And Consciousness Book: My Big Toe: Book 3 of a Trilogy Unifying Philosophy, Physics, and Metaphysics: Inner Workings by Tom Campbell Thoughts on Breathing I don't really put any focus on the breathing at all, all that stuff just happens by itself. You know, when I was meditating, I didn't use the breathing type of meditation, I used the mantra type. But I don't say mantras anymore and I don't need to; I can be in a meditation state in an instant. It's the same with the breathing breath, just like a mantra is used. Because it fills your mind with something that's non-operable. By non-operable, I mean, it's nothing that you're going to think about, oh, I'm breathing in, I'm breathing out, you know, that just happens automatically, you don't have to think about it. The mantra is a word that doesn't mean anything in particular, you know, it's a word that has kind of a resonant ending, has a little vibration to it. But other than that, any sound will do as well as any other sound. I know, sometimes people sell magic sounds, or meditation monitors and stuff, but any sound will do just as well. You use that sound of the mantra to replace thoughts that come into your head. So the mantra kind of fills up your mind space and crowds the thought out. The same with the breathing; when you take your deep breath, you're aware of being in a relaxed state, and you focus on being in touch with everything. Eventually, you don't need to be focused on your breath or anything else. You just live in that state all the time. So I don't do any kind of breathing exercises or anything. Thoughts About God  Interestingly enough, I was at a Unitarian Church, giving a program there. That church was just the venue, they had a less expensive room to rent than anybody else. And there were two theologians there that went along with that church. They were there while I was giving my talk and I asked them, I said, you two both have PhDs in theology, tell me, what are the attributes of God? Now, I said, I don't want dogma, I just want the general, what are the attributes of God. And this was a Unity Church, so they're into a little less dogma in that organization. So they spent a little bit of time in a conference talking to each other for about a minute or so and they came up with this list of attributes of God. And the reason I asked is, I compared that list to the attributes of the larger consciousness system. And I thought, I wonder how they're going to compare. And as it turned out, there was a one for one. Everything they had on their list was also an attribute of the larger consciousness system. [They said]  it's perfect, all-knowing, knows everything all the time. It's Supernatural. It's infinite. And well, my larger conscious system is not infinite. It's a natural system, not a supernatural system. Everything is a part of it. But it's not necessarily aware of everything all the time, it has to focus its attention on things. And it can be aware of a whole lot more than I can because it's got a lot bigger mind than I have. But it's also limited in that its number of bits is limited, it's finite. So it has to be efficient, in the way it does things. You can't just do things sloppily, if it's going to make a simulation, it's got to do that in an efficient way. It has constraints. It has a boundary, what's outside that boundary, have no idea. And we can't know because we're in it, we're conscious. We can't see an experience outside of what we are, you know? Yes, a lot of people are very religious, or at least they describe themselves as very religious. That also, like my Big TOE, they're not incompatible. I expected them to be incompatible because of my brush with religion had mostly been very dogmatic. But I found out that there are lots of people as individuals, they may belong to dogmatic religion, but they're not dogmatic at all. They've outgrown that. They don't have to go there, the details don't matter. Then they see the big picture. It's about being kind and caring about love. They have all the big picture stuff. And, you know, they're just not that interested in the details that aren't important to them. So in that sense, the larger consciousness system is the source of everything else. Advice for People Who Love to Study I was always very slow at almost everything, because I just rejected memorization. Memorizing how to get the right answers to me did not make sense. When I got to graduate school, I was a little envious of the guys that could write the right answer down in a few minutes, because I couldn't do that. After talking with them, I found out that they were envious of me because I could solve the problems that they couldn't [solve]. [For] the problems that they hadn't learned a methodology to get the right answer, they were stuck. Yeah. And I wasn't stuck. But I was very slow, and they weren't. They were very fast. So it had its advantages and disadvantages. It has to make sense, has to be derived from the bottom up, otherwise it's just not even worth doing it. So if your son's like that, then I'd tell him to persevere and just keep doing it. Don't learn to ‘Plugin' any more than you have to to get a decent grade. And if it doesn't make sense, then you don't understand it yet. Related Episodes Mindfulness In The Motherhood Journey: Patty Castellanos 360 Bluefishing For Opportunity With Author Steve Sims The Science of Understanding You; Erin Claire Jones Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Be As Young As You Feel

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 12:10

    Be as young as you feel is my topic for today, Mindful Tribe. Part two of Tom Campbell's, ‘What Is Consciousness' will be published on Wednesday night, so in three days from now. I honestly believe that no matter what your actual age is, you can choose to feel young and there are a lot of different ways of doing that. Today I'm excited to share some of the thoughts that I have on this topic. I am sending out some Mindfulness Mode mugs and T shirts to some of my listeners who responded with an email. Check out my Instagram, and my TikTok. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify 5 Ways To Feel Young Here are five ways you can feel young, no matter what your age might be. And the first one is something we talk about a lot on the show. Be as young as you feel by being in charge of your thoughts. Be In Charge Of Your Thoughts Notice your thoughts. Be aware of what your thoughts are, are they, you know, put down thoughts are they thoughts where you're, you're putting yourself down and thinking negatively about you and who you are and what you're doing. Notice your thoughts, and don't let your thoughts be your inner bully. Now, sometimes that happens, like it's normal, I think, I think it's human, to sometimes notice that you're may be saying something negative. But don't let your thoughts be your inner bully on a lasting basis. There are a lot of ways you can make sure that doesn't happen. You can use mantras. If you notice that you're sending some negative thoughts to yourself, just start saying a mantra over and over and over. And I do that a lot. And I find it very much helps me meditate. We've talked a lot about meditation, choose to meditate every morning and every night. I think it's just a beautiful addition to my life. Read uplifting material. Watch inspiring videos. Feed your brain with positivity. There's a lot of negativity you could be feeding your brain with, but do spend time feeding your brain with that which is positive. Choosing great thoughts can help you be as young as you feel. Minimize Sugar Sugar causes inflammation. It definitely does. We we know that scientists have told us this over and over and over and inflammation does not do good things in your body. inflammation causes joint pain. It makes arthritis way worse. It causes all kinds of other challenges. Minimize sugar in your life and you will feel better. It is not easy. It takes a little time. Drink a lot of water, fresh, beautiful water and minimize the sugar in your life. Check out my episode where I interview Barry Friedman. He talked about being an advocate of living the sugar free lifestyle. I met him in San Diego, and was so inspired by him that I went right ahead and cut sugar out of my diet, and it made a huge difference. Barry was a professional juggler for a very long time. It was interesting talking to him way back on episode 91. The episode is called, Barry Friedman Explains How To Be Present and Mindful. So go to www.mindfulnessmode.com/091. Another episode that we talked about feeding your brain was episode 284, Discover the better brain solution with Dr. Stephen Masley. Make a decision to minimize sugar in your diet and it will help you be as young as you feel. Get Moving As humans, for some reason, there's something going on our brains that sometimes tell us not to get moving. I run almost every day and I find that by making the commitment to be active every day, I feel younger and more energetic. A lot of our guests talk about how important it is to move. Make a commitment to yourself and stick to it, to move every day. Whether it's walking, or running, swimming, cycling, maybe it's martial arts, just move. I have a mini trampoline and that is so easy on the joints, to just bounce on that and just allow your body to just feel good as you bounce. Moving every day will help you be as young as you feel. Breathe Another topic you hear about constantly on mindfulness mode is the subject of breathing. It seems as though all my guests realize how very important breathing is. Breathing is something that can help you. We spend far too much of our time shallow breathing, and our bodies and especially our brains need oxygen, and we thrive on having ample oxygen. So do daily breathing exercises and just believe it, that breathing can change your life. Breathing is just a beautiful thing. So there are several episodes where we talk quite a bit about breathing like 511 Pause, breathe and smile to awaken your mindfulness. And that's by Gary Gach. And 49, Make a connection between becoming aware and breathing suggests Andrea Klunder Another person I met at an event in the United States number 109. Breathe in the universe to cope with mental illness. And that was Michael Weinberger in episode 109. So breathing and taking in lots of oxygen will help you to be as young as you feel. Laugh Laughter is one of the most underrated things you can do. Make sure you laugh every day, even if you're just laughing for the sake of laughing. Laughing causes me to just feel so good and I think that we don't laugh enough. I say that often. I think it's great if you can find something really truly funny to laugh at and you can have a really good belly laugh. But apparently scientists have come to realize that we don't actually have to have something super funny to laugh at. As long as you're laughing, it delivers the same benefits to you. And this is what I learned from Dr. Madan Cataria, and he is features in the episode that was called Laughing in the face of COVID-19. I interviewed him in April of 2020. He's the person who started Laughter Yoga. You can go online search up Laughter Yoga, and you can join a virtual class of Laughter Yoga, and just laugh and and feel good, and I highly recommend it. Another person I interviewed was Soren Russow, Booster Shot of Happiness is the name of the episode. He's a guy that loves to laugh and I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Soren so you can check out that episode as well. And definitely do check out a laughter yoga group online in order to be as young as you feel. So my top five tips to be as young as you feel, or maybe I should say begin to feel as young as you want are: 1/ be in charge of your thoughts 2/ minimize sugar 3/ get moving 4/ breathe 5/ laugh. Take what we've learned today to reach new heights of calm focus and happiness. Stay in the mode. Suggested Resources Book: Laughter Yoga: Daily Practices For Health and Happiness by Dr. Madan Kateria Book: Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman Book: Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough by Gary Gach App: Insight Timer Related Episodes How To Be Present And Mindful; Barry Friedman Discover the better brain solution with Dr. Stephen Masley Pause, breathe and smile to awaken your mindfulness; Gary Gach Make a connection between becoming aware and breathing; Andrea Klunder Breathe in the universe to cope with mental illness. And that was Michael Weinberger Laughing in the face of COVID-19,Madan Kataria Booster Shot of Happiness; Russell Soren Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    What Is Consciousness; Tom Campbell (Part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 73:55

    Thomas Campbell answers the question, “What Is Consciousness”. He is a physicist, lecturer, and author of the My Big TOE (Theory of Everything) trilogy. In the books, he discusses the origins of consciousness and brings together science and philosophy, physics and metaphysics, mind and matter, purpose and meaning, as well as the normal and the paranormal. The writings are based on the simulation argument, which takes the position that reality is both virtual and subjective. He is here to answer the question,”What Is Consciousness?”. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.tomcampbell.info Book: My Big Toe: Book 3 of a Trilogy Unifying Philosophy, Physics, and Metaphysics: Inner Workings by Tom Campbell Mindfulness According to Tom Campbell First let's say mindfulness isn't a thing you do, it's a thing you become. Mindfulness, of course, is not a real precise term. So there's probably at least four or five, or six ways to look at it. And when you look at an each of those different ways, you'll get a little better idea of just what mindfulness is. Let me kind of state it and then restate it in multiple ways. Being mindful means that you have some discipline with your consciousness, and undisciplined consciousness is kind of zinging off on all sorts of thoughts and places and things. To be mindful requires you to have some discipline. So mindfulness takes a little work, it's not something that's just a trivial thing to do. It takes work for people to develop those skills. Mindfulness is about whatever it is you're doing, you're doing it purposefully, you're aware that you're doing it, and you're doing it, you know, for a reason. And you're aware of that reason. Which means it's the opposite of being on automatic, it's the opposite of being a zombie. It's the opposite of just kind of drifting through life, turning the crank that you always turn, and you're so habituated to that crank that you just never think about really much of anything. You just repeat every day, sort of like it was the last day; you get up, you go to work, you push buttons, you work your mouse at work, and you come home and you eat dinner, and you watch TV; it's that sort of thing. So that's not mindful, that's just letting your life run on automatic. Mindfulness is kind of the first step in getting to know who you are. It's getting to know your own consciousness. It will help you answer your own question, ‘What Is Consciousness'. And until you're mindful, you don't really know who you are. You make choices. The Birth of Big Toe Theory The way I created it was I looked at all the facts that I knew about consciousness, and that was after about 35 years of studying consciousness. And I had two parallel careers. One was in consciousness research, and one was in physics. The conscious research I did at night, and physics I did in the daytime. So basically, after a long time, I thought I knew enough about consciousness to make a good consciousness model. So I took all the facts of consciousness and I took all the facts of the physical world, which I knew most of because I'm a physicist. And I came up with an idea theory, a model that would explain all of those facts on both sides, and explain everything we know now. Which means in the objective and the subjective world, as well as make projections about things that we don't know. So that's how I made it. And that's called a TOE; a theory of everything. Now, Einstein coined that word, ‘theory of everything', when he was trying to unite relativity and quantum physics because those two really have a foundational level, they don't really get along with each other too well. Each one has an assumption that the other one denies exists. So Einstein knew there was something bigger. There was had to be something bigger above them in the hierarchy of causality. Something above them that could explain both of them. And then they would be kind of both part of a bigger thing. So he worked on that for the last 20 years of his life and fails, he didn't come up with a with a TOE, Theory of Everything. Now, in my world, that TOE was just a objective TOE. That's all it was; just quantum physics and relativity, that's the objective world. But mine was about also the subjective world, because consciousness is subjective. So I didn't want to say that this was a TOE. That would be confusing, so I call it a big TOE. And then that's of course kind of amusing at the same time, but I figured all right, that's a good attention getter. You know, that might pull some people browsing the bookshelf on BIG TOE. What's that about? Particularly if you find it in the philosophy or physics sections of the shelf that might draw attention? So that's it all right, we'll go with that. But the point of it is not that I'm so proud of it, that it's my Big TOE. The point is that it's based on my experience. And if it's not your experience, it can't be your truth. You can't [dispute]  something that you know to be true, can't be based on somebody else's experience. You have to experience it yourself. So I wanted my readers to not believe what I said, but rather to go find out for themselves, because you have to know when we're talking about the internal world of consciousness, we're talking about that subjective state, you can't read about that. What other people feel, you've got to go do it, and get there on your own. So I specifically called it my Big TOE to let people know that you have to find your own Big TOE. This is mine based on my experience. And if you can use that as a model to help you find your own, well, good, use it as a model, use what parts of it work and throw the rest away. And that's the way you should approach it. So that's why I called it my Big TOE. Bullying Story It goes back a long, long time ago. And it's pretty much the last time that I really got angry about something; got really out of control. I haven't done that since I was probably, maybe 13 or something like that. I was at a Boy Scout camp. I was there for several weeks. WhI was somebody to pick on. They would grab my stuff and throw it around, you know typical kids. Kids do that because they're very self-centered. And they don't have any appreciation for what they're doing to other people when they do that. In general, I was a pretty laid back kid and didn't get riled up very easily. But after the third or fourth or fifth round of that bullying and throwing my things and messing with we, like tearing all the sheets and stuff off the bed and throwing them outside. It was annoying and it just kept going on and on and on. I realized I was going to have three days of this if I didn't do something about it. I knew that going up in the chain and saying these people are giving me a problem probably wouldn't work and hardly ever works. So what I did was I got angry, and I knew that I had to stand up to them the best I could. So when that happened again, after I had gotten to the end of my rope, I just hauled off and started slugging this kid, knocked him down and hurt him. And after that, they all backed off. I didn't hurt him badly. I hurt probably his ego more than anything else. But because I was smaller than he was, he didn't see it coming. And I didn't let up until he was down. So the time that happened, I kind of came back to myself and the anger. It was all adrenaline at that point. And I saw that the others weren't going to jump in. They were backing off now. So they weren't really terribly mean, kids, they were just being bullies because they could. So it's not like they really wanted to beat me because they were they were thugs. They were just kids. So that was the one time that I got bullied and after fighting back, it stopped. So that was a good object lesson. For me, ‘turn the other cheek' is really good advice some of the time, but not all the time. Sometimes you get to a point where you have to push back. And it didn't matter. At that point I didn't care whether they beat me up or not. I had to vent and do whatever it is I could. But you know, now that I think about it, even if they had beat me up, they probably would have stopped doing what they were doing. Right? That's my one experience with bullying. Most Influential Person One of the persons that that was a big influence on me would have been Bob Monroe. Bob was about the same age as my father, I guess. So he was kind of a father figure. And in that sense, he was an older guy, I was in my 20s. And he was in his 50s. Going to 60s. And he was a good role model. He seemed to be able to handle almost everything positively. I don't think I ever saw him get angry or get upset. So that was a good influence. But mostly, I'm not very easily influenced by anything or anybody, I don't have a lot of favorites or connections like that. I've always been like my sons. Both of my sons have enough self confidence for two or three people. And I think I was like that as well. So I didn't have a lot of books that I read, or people that I met or things that really changed me very much. Because my changes all had to come from inside myself. And they really weren't triggered so much by other people as they were triggered by my seeing that I needed to make the change. Effect on Emotions Mindfulness changes everything. When I first started on this path, I had a lot of growing up to do. I was a young physicist in graduate school, in my middle to late 20s. And if you know any young physicists in graduate school in their 20s, you probably will know that they're kind of arrogant, they kind of feel like they know everything. That kind of goes with that profession, at least when you're young. Now, because you tend to be a little arrogant anyway, when you're young, because you're still kind of self-centered; I had to outgrow that. But it just slowly disappears. And I think this is the key, as you grow up; your picture gets bigger and bigger, your decision space gets bigger and bigger. The possibilities that you have, I could do this, or I could do that. I could change this way or that way. Whereas somebody that has no idea they could change at all, you know, doesn't have that in their decision space. So as that grows, and your picture gets bigger, then you're no longer such a big person in this bigger picture, you begin to realize that you're just a tiny little speck of something that's much bigger than you are. There's purpose to your being here. That helps get rid of most of that arrogance, that self centeredness. So I'd say the key things for me was my pictures kept getting bigger and bigger, my understanding kept getting bigger and bigger. And I realized that most of me being a smart young physicist, was totally irrelevant, didn't have any value. That wasn't a concept that carried value, that was a concept to carry negative value, not positive. Related Episodes Creativity To Heal And Empower; Morgan Beard Healing With Tao Calligraphy; Dr & Master Sha Fit Healthy Grounded Women; Penelope Lane Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Move The Body, Heal The Mind; Dr. Jennifer Heisz

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 33:05

    Jennifer Heisz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging in Kinesiology at McMaster University and author of ‘Move the Body, Heal the Mind.' She directs the NeuroFit lab at McMaster where research is done to study ways to promote mental and physical health, thus improving cognitive abilities. Jennifer is a triathlete and recent solo ironman finisher. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: https://jenniferheisz.com/ Book: Move The Body, Heal The Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep by Jennifer Heisz phd Most Influential Person Eckhart Tolle. I read a lot of his work. I listened to his audiobook while I was cycling. Oh, yeah. Just that that consistent message, the power of now, you know, being in the present moment. That's been that that was a really helpful message to me at the time when I had discovered him. Effect on Emotions I would say that mindfulness helps me be less reactive to my emotions. So sure stressors still exist in my life, but I'm less reactive to them. And, and they their options rather than truce. And so it allows me to take a step back and decide how I want to react or not react. Thoughts on Breathing I talked about attention to breath in the book(Move The Body, Heal The Mind), and throughout the book, because this is a really helpful way to incorporate mindfulness into movement. Research shows that when we pay attention to the breath, it really helps to soothe a brain region called the amygdala, which is our fear and threat detection center in the brain. Paying attention to our breath, our prefrontal cortex, which is the logic part of our brain can help soothe that anxious amygdala so that we don't feel as afraid or anxious. About Meditation My book is called Move The Body, Heal The Mind, and is about exercise but exercise, in my opinion, is just one tool in the whole toolkit you can use to help support your mental health. And meditation is also another one, a very important one that I do every morning, I do a little bit of meditation, whether, depending on the time, I have five minutes, or 30 minutes, and just just reconnecting with, the center, reconnecting with a peace and calmness within me. That helps to reframe and refocus my mind for the day. So mindfulness has been such an important part of my life for a long time. And I think it's good direct brain training. It trains the brain, the thought patterns, so that you can have control over those thoughts. When we move our bodies in challenging ways, we do enter into the present moment more readily. And then there's a direct correlation we show in our research, between people who are more active and people who are more mindful. So they really do go hand in hand. Suggested Resources Book: A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last by Stephen Levine Book: Move The Body, Heal The Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep by Jennifer Heisz phD App: Breathe App: Muse Bullying Story The kids in my school were just, you know, they were just cruel. They would just sing a song, you know, it ain't over till the fat lady sings. “Come on, Jen sing.” But I think I was always able to just let it slide. I think nowadays, maybe, you know, my own thoughts are my own bully. That's the bullying that I need to be most mindful of, is the sort of negative self-talk that that can creep in. Especially when I'm stressed and anxious. So for sure, I would say these days, the bullying is is self induced. I certainly benefit from really stepping back from the thoughts and taking a very careful look at the accuracy of the thoughts and then potentially just sending them on their way, letting them float away. Related Episodes The Mindful Movement; Sara Raymond Mindful Movement In Addiction Treatment; Kendra Kirane Movement Makers Community Founder, Eiji Morishita Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Optimize Athletic Performance; Kerri Bicskei

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 49:02

    Kerri Bicskei uses mindfulness and meditation to optimize athletic performance in her ‘Ready Set Mindful' coaching business where she trains top national and international professional athletes. Kerri has first-hand experience after enjoying a decade-long career as a professional volleyball player who developed skills to successfully manage sport-related stressors. She navigated multiple challenges, including health issues and surgeries that forced her to develop powerful strategies to enhance her athletic performance and supercharge her well-being. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.ReadySetMindful.com Podcast: www.ReadySetMindful.com/podcast Most Influential Person Mike Socko, one of my mentors, a former volleyball coach of mine. He was someone who first introduced meditation to me and who got me into meditating. He's an amazing person. Effect on Emotions I think when you have a mindfulness routine, [it can help] change how I respond to things like maybe I have a quick, quick fuse, and I get angry easily, or I'm really impatient. So I think having a mindfulness routine, a little bit of breath, work, some meditation, can work to recondition our neural pathways. We're so entrenched in some of these behaviors, and patterns that it takes a good chunk of time for our mindfulness practice to really seep in and start to rewire some of those pathways so that we can start to react in a different way. These mindful practices can help us have more space between our thoughts and our emotional reaction to certain things. So it really helps just slow down in order to optimize athletic performance. Thoughts on Breathing Breathwork is this big umbrella. There's so many different different styles of breathwork that are that are underneath that umbrella. And that was something that was just so accessible to me from the beginning. I'd learn box breathing and how impactful that that was, and how quick it was to use. That's something that I like to do a lot with my clients. Inhale for four, pause for four, then exhale for four,  pause for four. Breathe in and out through your nose. It creates two minutes of stability for your nervous system. If you use that every day, start to build that in just two minutes in the morning, every single day, then you will notice your your reactions start to shift, your energy will will shift. Attention to breathing will help you optimize athletic performance. Suggested Resources Book: The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer App: Insight Timer Bullying Story In the holistic assessment that I do with clients, we see that there are little ‘T' traumas, big ‘T' traumas. The little ‘T' traumas, are like emotional trauma, sexual trauma, physical trauma. Those are easier for people to see if they've had any of those in their experience. The emotional trauma is one that I [see a lot], because partners, parents, coaches, the people in our lives that love us the most can unintentionally traumatize us with comments Just the one comment that came out of a fifth graders mouth so long ago and our body is still holding on to some of that trauma. That's why we respond in a certain way sometimes, because, we remember these isolated events of these emotional traumas that that happened to us. I love to start there to figure out what I'm going to be working with what's at play behind the scenes because emotional trauma, physical trauma, sexual trauma, that will come up in so many of your different interactions. Related Episodes 435 Reclaim Your Health and Freedom With A Walking Life; Antonia Malchik 397 Essential Laws For Quantum Success With Christy Whitman 329 The Body Whisperer Will Give You Your Body Back; Erin Burch Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    St. Patrick's Day Mindfulness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 15:20

    St. Patrick's Day Mindfulness

    How to be Unbroken; Michael Unbroken

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 47:31

    Michael Unbroken is an entrepreneur, coach, podcast host, award-winning speaker, best-selling author, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma. Not so long ago, Michael Unbroken was down and out. One day made the decision to live a new life where he would treat himself with self-love and choose to be the hero of his own story. At his lowest, he was depressed, obese, a drunk, a drug-infused time bomb, a terrible partner, a poor communicator, selfish, and worst of all scared. He was terrified of what it would feel like to be happy and was trapped in a mindset of fear that he had created. His thoughts were irrational and irresponsible but something he was born into and too frightened to turn away from. Now Michael devotes his life to help trauma survivors get unstuck, learn to love themselves, and heal! Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.ThinkUnbroken.com Podcast: Think Unbroken Podcast Book: Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma by Michael Anthony Most Influential Person Mr.Bush , Senior year Business Teacher Effect on Emotions Above all, if I feel anxious, angry, lustful, too happy to adulated, right, knowing that there's this push and pull when you come from this traumatic experience. I need to regulate for a moment, I'm not running from joy or happiness. I'm not running from anger or sadness. But it can spiral out of control on either side of the spectrum. And so sitting down, breathing, closing my eyes for three minutes, getting present again, if I have to do grabbing a journal or typing myself a note in my texts, like that helps so much. Because when you come from a place of dysregulation, being regulated is one of the most important things that you can do when it comes to your emotional capacity. Thoughts on Breathing First, I didn't know that there was a way to breathe wrong. Right? I didn't know that diaphragmatic breathing, as opposed to chest breathing or stomach breathing or filling your lungs fully. I was having 5 time a day anxiety attacks all the time. At one point, my diaphragm was literally stuck from stress. I was going to massage therapists I was going to body workers, all this stuff. And no joke. It was not until I started forcing my body to take normal breaths. Did that go away? That is to say, breathing is everything like I sit down every day when I put my earbuds in I play like nature sounds or music or storm or whatever. I just breathe for like 10 minutes. That's how to be unbroken. Suggested Resources Book: Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha By Tara Brach App: Calm Bullying Story First, I am bullied as a kid. Second, my stepfather bullied me. Lastly, from my mother. In addition, the kids at school bullied me because I am the poorest kid in the school, my brothers and I had that experience too. Sometimes I would steal food to survive, I wet the bed, my hygiene was so bad as at times as a child because our water got turned off, our heat would get turned off, our electricity would get turned off. After that, we got evicted more times than I can even count. I stayed with over 30 different families as a kid. I understand bullying better than most people. Like one time this kid dragged me across this carpet until I had second degree burns on my back. That changed when I became six foot four, I promise you that. But I am super violent as a kid. As a result, I think that, because I always experienced bullying, I in turn bullied. And that was a love language of communication. Right? You see that happen all the time. To sum it up, navigating the subconscious and changing your thought patterns and your behavioral patterns around the past, it just carries so much weight. I just don't know how you do that without mindfulness. I don't know how to be unbroken and do that without getting your brain and your body reconnected and re associated. Related Episodes Fear Traps and The Triggers That Keep You Stuck; Nancy Stella Making a Ruckus In Education; Daniel Bauer Feel Better in Five Minutes; Amanda Hainline Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health; Mike Schauch

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 42:07

    Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health is the theme of today's show and I have a guest with me who is passionate about the mountains and dedicated to helping others and has love of the sun. He's a speaker, author, explorer, and mountain climber and he has an intense passion for life. He also has the greatest laugh of anybody I know. He recently spoke at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival where he held the audience in the palm of his hands, according to one of the reviews. His talk was directly connected to the eighth person I had on the show way back in 2015; Brent Seal. Contact Info Website: www.michaelschauch.com Book: A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya by Michael Schauch Brent Seal – Mind, Mountains, Mental Health Brent was a mental health educator and a close friend of today's guest. I'm excited to tell you that today's guest is Mike Schauch. Bruce: Let's start by talking about how you and Brent Seal are connected through this podcast, Mindfulness Mode. Brent Seal was one of my first guests on the show back in 2015; a mental health educator, an athlete and a mountain climber. After Brent was featured on Mindfulness Mode, he recommended that Mike Schauch and Bruce connect so that Mike could possibly be a guest on Mindfulness Mode. Mike Schauch: My story with Brent goes back about 15 years, actually. And he told me along the way, about his interview with you that he did. That was in the earlier stages of him getting into public speaking. He told me what a good time he had and said, Hey, you should contact Bruce, and you should be on this podcast. I thought, Oh, this is a perfect fit. Mike Schauch: Brent, and I go back to when he was in university, and I was doing a leadership workshop at the university where he was a student. I was speaking in the auditorium to about 100 people and I remember during the first break, Brent came up to me, and he said, Mike, How do you become a public speaker? And I said, Well, you go out to the public, and you speak. (laughter) Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify A Challenge Mike Schauch: Brent said, I've got this challenge. I've been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I just said, so? I think that was the spark that fused our friendship. It began a connection that would go on for the next 15 years. Mike Schauch: We have climbed many mountains together. I watched Brent overcome many mental barriers over the years and also become a very accomplished mountaineer and speaker. He spoke to larger audiences I ever spoke to in the subsequent years and  became an inspiration. He became an inspiration, not only for the mental wellness community, but for others as well. It was a beautiful thing to see. Unfortunately, last September, Brent died on Mount Manaslu in the Himalaya, just below the summit at around 8000 meters. That news hit the community and his family very hard. The Event Mike Schauch: This event that you mentioned in the introduction, that was meant to be an honor. It honored Brent and what he stood for, and in a way to just continue this legacy that he started about inspiring people to tap into their mental wellness and into that language of the heart, to not limit themselves. Mike Schauch: The message was to continue to take those steps. They don't have to be major leaps forward, but steps forward. And that was part of Brent's brilliance.  Bruce: Tell us more about your speech at the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival. Mike Schauch: One of the things I talked about up there was this concept of the Bardo. The Bardo is a Tibetan term. It translates as place of transition, or a transitionary state between between death and rebirth, between who we were and who we become. We know that the Tibetans believe in reincarnation from lifetime to lifetime. But what they also believe is that we can experience many incarnations in one lifetime and the Bardo is the place. Constantly Changing The reason why we can experience those incarnations is because we're constantly changing. We're not the same person we were when we were born; we're not the same person we were 10 years ago, five years ago, or perhaps even last week. And the Bardo is that place where we can choose, you know, what part of me? Do I want to let go? What part of me that no longer serves me that I can just let it be? And what part of me do I want to carry forward into who I become? And so this was something deeply linked to Brent because I saw Brent go through challenge after challenge after relapse after challenge and use his illness, not as a as a crutch, or some sort of a life sentence, but as a springboard from which he could create new life.  Brent as Speaker Brent was inspired by this idea of climbing the mountain and your mental wellness mountain. As a speaker, you could see him evolve over the years. Brent got more and more comfortable sharing his story, and more comfortable on stage as well. He captivated the audience and could inspire them to move outside of their head and outside of their own belief system. Brent would mention about embracing the suffering, embracing the struggle, and he explained, when when we do that, it actually gives us fuel to better deal with the future struggles and sufferings that we might encounter down the road. He would say that so often we attempt to suppress the suffering, the anger, the pain, and that's the exact opposite of what we need to do. Tell Us A Brent Story Over the years, we climbed all these big mountains and focused on our Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health. One of the most memorable days we ever had was not on some big mountain or a big epic day. It was on this little winter hike up to a cabin. And to get to the cabin, you had to walk up all these switchbacks, back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth, until you finally got there. We had a beautiful conversation up all the switchbacks, and then it was time to come down. I was on my skis and Brent was in snowshoes. I would ski down a little bit, and then I'd wait for Brent to catch up on his snow shoes. Then I'd ski down a little bit more and he'd catch up on the snowshoes. I thought there's got to be a better way to do this. In all the years Brent and I had been climbing together, not once had he ever brought a crazy carpet along, except for that day. I said okay, we have this crazy carpet, do we have a little bit of short rope. For some reason Brent had packed a little bit of rope. I said, let's tie ourselves together by the waist and I just pointed my skis down and we got going and we started picking up speed. I remember coming down these switchbacks and then coming up the bank. Brent would come down right behind me on the crazy carpet. He'd slide right up the bank almost flying right into the woods and the rope would catch him at the last second and whip him down the next switchback. We were laughing so hard, like children. People hiking up the mountain could hear us before they could see us. I was  laughing my head off. They were likely thinking, what is wrong with this guy. Right behind me was this grown man on a crazy carpet. Bruce: (Laughing) That paints a picture of the title of this episode, Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health. The Goal Of Your Speech To celebrate and honor what Brent did, who Brent was, and how that connects to who we were in the mountains, which is about listening to that deep place within us. Teach people about that language of the heart. And I think that's innately who we are. Finding that place of stillness again, as we look at what's happening in the world right now. It was about connecting with that deep place within us. The more we can connect with that, the more we can kind of act that out. That's going to send more constructive behaviors, choices, vibrations into the world. That's going to actually help us out of this state that we're in right now. Especially as we come out of COVID and think about self isolation and what that did to us, psychologically. The best way to find meaning and maintain my own sanity through all of this is to connect with that deep place again. It doesn't make sense to get wrapped up in a storm that's not constructive. What's going to help us is connecting with that place of joy, that place of loving kindness, and compassion. That makes us feel good as a human being, from our soul.  A Time of Meditation Bruce: During the speech, you had a time of mediation, to reach a spirit of joy. Can you tell us about that? Mike Schauch: That's really the crux of the whole thing. It was about connecting again, back to who we innately are. Back to that story about laughing with Brent, when we were coming down we were just experiencing that total moment of joy. I mean, that's really what life is about, you know, so we can open ourselves to those moments. It reinvigorates us from the deepest level we can imagine and allows us to connect again with that language of the heart that I think is very much needed today. That takes us back to the mind, mountains, and mental health. What brings joy to your life?  The two things that sprang to mind are those two little girls in the mountains, Karma and Pemba.  They bring true joy to my life.  Humor In Your Life Laughing and humor is just as natural as that. It's not all the time. If you think about what got us here; there's a Tibetan saying, I heard some time ago: ‘if you could stack the bones of our ancestors, they would be higher than Mount Everest.' Think about how many people live their lives in a way that allowed us to be here and even you and me having this conversation right now and just the opportunities that we have in front of us?I t took 1000s, even 10s of 1000s of lives and over many, many years, right? And think about what they struggled with and what actions they took and the courage that they had and all of that. So, if you think about it that way, How can we not be joyful? By being here? Focusing on your Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health. A Gift From Mike Because you listened to the Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health episode, I'd love to give away two copies of my book, A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya. Again, it's a story of love and joy and human connection, deep human connection across cultures and continents. This is something that can be very helpful today. Just send me an email: “Bruce@mindfulnessmode.com and put “karma” in the subject line, and we'll get that book out to you. Just reach out and the book is yours for two lucky listeners. A Poem Written By Mike Schauch Stillness, stillness. It is the beginning and the end of all things. Like the pool of water returned to its natural state, or the tiny droplet taking rests on a delicate leaf. It is the eye of the deer. A dark and endless orb as deep as the universe filled with a billion stars is the Great Owl extending from branch and trunk seeing from behind its yellow eyes. Hearing what cannot be heard. Heavenly clouds basking before the Golden Sun, a great snowy mountain, still as stone, rays of morning light dipping through the tree tops. It speaks the language of the Earth, a language that has been shaped and carved and created over 100 million years. It is the language of the heart. It is where our souls come alive. It is what we call home. And so as long as I draw a breath, I will do my best to move toward that stillness, to be that stillness. For that is where I find myself. That is where we find each other again. Reminder: Just a reminder of the free book offer. Listen to Mind, Mountains, and Mental Health episode. The book is by Mike Schauch. It's called, A Story of Karma: Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya. And I can tell you this book was a pleasure to read, it was a heartwarming adventure. The first two listeners to email me will win a free hard copy of the book. Send the email right now, send it to me bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with karma in the subject line. Thanks for listening, mindful tribe. take what we've learned today to reach new heights of calm focus and happiness. Related Episodes 008 Brent Seal: From Aspiring Hockey Player to Global Mental Health Educator Finding Karma In The Heart Of The Himalaya; Michael Schauch Transform Your Life and Impact the World; Marie Diamond Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Compassion As A Life Philosophy; Natalya Hramova

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 51:25

    Natalya Hramova is a compassionate soul who identifies as an entrepreneur, a health coach, nurse, journalist, and professional musician. The author of multiple art-related articles and interviews published in Ukraine when she worked full-time as a journalist. Natalya's most recent work focuses on the human soul's struggle. Immigration to Canada has not stopped her from doing what she has always loved – writing while caring daily for patients in one of Canada's most prominent hospitals. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind”, is her favorite motto, and as a mental health advocate her compassionate care has touched the lives of many. Then continues to inspire her patients, team members and friends to be their best self while facing adversity with courage and have compassion as a life philosophy. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: Natalya Hramova Natalya's Contacts: LinkTree Most Influential Person Jon Kabat Zinn Effect on Emotions I learned to be kind to myself. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is a life force, it brings peace and energy, it centers you, it brings you to who you deeply are in your deepest core. So, be with your breathing. Take it with you wherever you go and remember about existence and compassion as a life philosophy. Suggested Resources Book: Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience By Brené Brown Book: Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By Brené Brown Bullying Story First, I was bullied in school as a child. And then later, when I was a young adult, and I studied in Conservatory of Music, I  joined the choir by my friend who was a conductor for that choir and I enjoyed it very much. I noticed that some people in the choir kind of ignored me. They treated me strangely. I wasn't sure what was going on. After several months of singing there. My friend who approached and invited me there. I could see that he was distressed by what he was going to tell me, he asked me to leave. When I asked, what was the matter, he said that approximately 40% of people in the choir felt that it wasn't my place, that I shouldn't be there. He said, Natalia, I am very sorry, but you're Jewish. I just turned and walked away. Then I went to a small room. I bawled my eyes out there. I cried as I experienced this heavy feeling of not belonging and not being loved. I carried that feeling for several years with me. Related Episodes How Music Saved My Life; Riopy Music In Mindfulness and Everyday Life; Michael Defern Your Life IS Meditation; Mark Van Buren Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Finding Happy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 13:58

    I decided to call the episode, finding happy, this is not easy to do sometimes, and especially when we hear some of the news items that we've been hearing lately, like this the situation in Ukraine, it's absolutely shocking. It's devastating. I mean, I just, I feel terrible about what's happening, and I want to do something so bad, and I've, you know, been doing what I can to share with people and, and show my support in any way I can. But, you know, we do need to move forward. And, and it's important to not become too not to lose sight of the fact that mindfulness is important in our lives, and it's important to do remain grounded and to, and to remain on, you know, in focus and, and keep our goals in sight and so on. And so I thought, you know, let's just talk about happiness. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Maintain An Element Of Happy Let's just talk about how can we maintain an element of, of happy in spite of what is happening in the world? And so I thought about it myself thought about, okay, what makes me happy? What, what makes some of my guests happy? I've interviewed over 700 guests. And it's so interesting to talk about people who value or to talk to people who value mindfulness, and to find out okay, what does happiness mean to you? How Do You Find Happiness In Your Life? I began at dinner tonight, because I'm recording this on Saturday night. And I began by talking to my son and my wife about, you know, what makes you happy. And Darlene said, at the beginning, she said, Well, you know, spending time with friends, and she said, of course, with people I love with friends. And then she said later, she said, also being able to do small things, to help people. That's something that just truly makes me happy. And when I talked to Ben, he said, he thought about it for a minute. And he said, hearing about events, or upcoming activities, and then being able to anticipate them. I thought, yeah, that anticipation of something that you're looking forward to, can be a big part of being happy in life. And so for myself, I thought of, of being happy. Being With People You know, it's being with people, interacting with people, helping people, and certainly helping people through coaching and hypnosis, which I do on a daily basis. And, and that truly makes me happy and gives me wonderful, a wonderful feeling of satisfaction when I talk to them. And they tell me how their life has changed as a result of the coaching as a result of the hypnosis that we've done together. Being With Nature And other things that make me happy being in nature, seeing and experiencing the sun, which is, of course, part of nature, sunrises, sunsets, just fill me with this incredible feeling of I think contentment, satisfaction, happiness. 5 Ways To Find Happy I put together five ways to find happy. And those five ways are certainly ways that I relate to I mean, I didn't research this or look it up, I this is just kind of coming from the top of my head. 1/ Being Creative For so many of my guests and for me as well. Being creative, is a really big part of being happy being contented in life.That could include music. It can include art, painting, or drawing or sculpting or any kind of art at all. It can include writing, because that's a fantastic way that almost all of us can use to be creative on the spot. Being creative is a is a very effective way to find happy and I think that a lot of people and I think I've had this happen in my life too, sometimes is that we get so involved in certain aspects of our life like earning a living or working for a company or whatever it happens to be and sometimes we forget about the importance of being creative. So no matter what you're doing in your life, see, see if you can add this element, if it's not already there. 2/ Being Active I find in my life, that being active, is a really big part of finding happy. I think it's because, you know, once you become active, there are those endorphins that are being created in your body, and, and you just, you just feel noticeably better you, your body begins to, I think your body begins to work better, and you begin to just feel more motivated and, and feel more upbeat. So whether that's running like I like to do, or swimming, or, or lifting, or bouncing, you know, a mini trampoline and, and that helps me a lot. It just gives me an incredible, upbeat feeling. If I bounce on the trampoline for a while, and it's very easy on your joints, easy on your, on your spine, and so on. There are some ideas, you probably have ideas yourself, what kind of activity is good for you, of course, walking is, you know, goes without saying walking is an absolutely fantastic way of being active. Using that to help you in your life to feel better and to be happy. 3/ Meditating I'm sure you're not surprised that I'm going to mention this and that is meditating. Whatever form meditating takes in your life. Meditating certainly makes it easy finding happy. It's one of those things that, you know, it's not like the minute I necessarily start to meditate, do I get happy? Or, you know, maybe it's not just after a couple of days of meditating. It's the continuous process of meditating. Then I'll suddenly stop and think, oh, wow, you know, I feel really good. I wonder if it's the meditation that I'm doing. That is giving me that calm, grounded feeling. I believe it is a lot of times, and one of the reasons is because I interview so many people, and have interviewed so many people who have told me the exact same thing. So it's not just me thinking this, it's a lot of people thinking that whatever form of meditation that may take in your life, it's probably going to help you to feel more grounded, more centered, to feel happier. That's a way to find happy. 4/ Smiling It's such a basic thing. But have you ever noticed that if you just you're doing something you're busy, or maybe not even thinking about anything other than you know what you're focusing on at that minute, if you stop and you smile, it immediately can make you feel a different feeling in your body. Smiling has quite a powerful effect. Do you notice it? You pay attention to the emotion you're feeling when you when you begin to smile. It's really quite incredible. There are reasons for it, of course. We don't even need to talk about what those reasons are just the fact that if you just stop and smile, even if no one's around, then that can really make you feel happier. Of course laughing even more so. There's laughing yoga, you'll know about that from from different podcasts when we've talked about yoga laughter. And, you know, just laughing. What I'm told is that you don't have to have an actual reason for laughing. If you just begin to laugh. Your brain doesn't need you to have an actual reason for laughing. If you start laughing, it just immediately makes you feel better. Try it, experiment with it. It certainly worked for me. You might want to, you know, join a yoga laughter session. You can do that online. And it's really fun. It really is. 5/ Helping People The fifth one is something I've already mentioned. That is helping people just helping people and practicing your ability to feel passion for every person. And if you start helping people more than maybe you regularly do, you'll probably begin to feel more passion for other people. As you do that, you can up it a little bit more think, hey, what would it be like, if I felt even more passion for people, if I felt more supportive toward other people and caring toward other people really truly care about my neighbor, no matter what they're going through, no matter what their beliefs are, no matter what their opinions are about things, no matter what they've done to me in the past, is there a way to feel passionate toward those people? Well, I've asked myself that question about lots of people? The answer is, yes, there is a way, there is a way to feel more passion for people. I find, when I practice, that, that ability, practice feeling more passionate, toward people, toward you know, anyone at all. Certainly I can single people out in my mind that I want to feel more positive about, I want to feel good feelings about that person. And I simply just think about that person, and what it would be like, if I could feel more passion for that person, then I end up feeling a lot better, I feel more grounded and just feel happier. I definitely do. Start Now Finding happy in your life. That's what I've been talking about today. And, you know, if you're experiencing a rough time, if you're experiencing, you know, trauma, or you feel like your life is just sinking, or you're on a downward spiral, maybe you're feeling like there's just something that you cannot move past. Maybe you have a habit that is pulling you down with incredible weight. Well, whatever, maybe pulling you down, you know, there are ways through this, there are ways to get to the other side. This is what I've experienced with my coaching clients and mindful tribe. If you are experiencing any of these challenges, and you'd like to be able to move through it. Well reach out to me, and let's jump on a zoom call. Let's talk about what we can do what I can do to help you with this. I can help you through hypnosis and coaching and help you move through some of this. Let's talk about the possibilities.You can do that simply by sending me an email and putting in the in the subject line coaching session. And yeah, it's a free coaching session. My email is Bruce at mindfulness mo.com and I would love to connect with you. So I look forward to that. And I look forward to, you know, creating even more episodes, so that I can I can connect and help people just like you. Suggested Resources Book: The Black Ball: Does Anybody Else Have A Secret? by Simon Lovell Book: You Were Not Born To Suffer: Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace by Blake D. Bauer Book: The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky App: Insight Timer Related Episodes Grow your Business, Health, and Happiness; Sheena Cantar Find Happiness and Success Even Through Traumatic Events; Forrest Willett Internationally Recognized Happiness Expert; Patti Montella Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life

    Elite Strategies For Peak Performance; Anastasia Pavlatou

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 29:23

    Anastasia Pavlatou is a rowing coach and athlete, having achieved over 80 medals in rowing, including both indoor rowing and coastal rowing with Elite Strategies For Peak Performance. Coastal rowing is a more extreme, adventurous form of rowing, usually taking place along a sea coast and out into the rough sea waters, resulting in exhilarating speed and thrills. Anastasia has a degree in sports management as well as a degree in business administration. She has expertise in the topic of stress, having specifically studied pre-race stress in rowing athletes. She is also well versed in the languages of ​​English, French, Greek, and Sign. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: Anastasia Pavlatou Instagram: @Natas.Pavlatou LinkedIn: @AnastasiaPavlatou Most Influential Person Her Father Effect on Emotions When I started, it was very difficult. But as the years passed, I understood what I needed to do. I feel that during recent years I am more positive, I have a more positive way of thinking. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is very important in Elite Strategies For Peak Performance. For our sport of rowing, you need to breathe a lot, and breath is a very important factor. You must have control of your breath. You have to practice it, so you have to learn how to breathe. Suggested Resources Book: Winning Mindset: Elite Strategies for Peak Performance App: Insight Timer Bullying Story When young children start rowing they have to learn to be part of a team. Some children are sure about themselves and can stand on their foot (have confidence). They can be part of a team, but the others you have to put in a lot of effort to make them part of your team. Some children have difficulty getting involved. I tried to be the person who introduces this team spirit and help the children get to know the names of the other athletes. Some people wanted to feel safe where they are (stay in their comfort zone). So, if you can boost them a little bit, I feel that then they can develop confidence. They can achieve this from my program, Elite Strategies For Peak Performance. Related Episodes Unlocking Infinite Abundance; Brandon Beachum How To Live From The Heart; Nanette Hucknall Winning Habits and Routines; Mads Friis Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    The Sun's Unconditional Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 13:59

    The sun's unconditional love is expressed in a poem that tells us that, ‘The sun never says to the earth, you owe me.' Last week we talked about building a love-filled relationship and this week I'm continuing with the theme of love. Last week was Valentine's Day and last week was also my wife's birthday so I chose to talk about unconditional love. A few minutes ago, I found myself looking out the window at this beautiful day with the sun shining so warmly, and yet it was a snow storm on and off. It was just one of those incredible beautiful days. The sun streaming in the window reminded me of this very short little poem that has been a favorite of mine for a long time. The first time I heard it was from Dr. Wayne Dyer. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify The Sun's Unconditional Love The poem goes like this: ‘Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “you owe me”. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.' (Hafiz) What a beautiful metaphor the poet created, to think of the the Sun and the Earth as humans. Many times I look at the sun and I think about this poem. If you look up the background on this poem, you'll find out that it's credited to the poet have Hafiz. Hafiz was a 14th century Persian Sufi poet. There is some controversy about the origin of the poem. Some say it was really written by Daniel Ladinsky. If you look up the information about this topic, you'll find out that Daniel Ladinsky included this poem in his 1999 publication called, The Gift. Ladinsky studied the poet Hafiz and put together thoughts and ideas based on his studies and what he what he actually thought that Hafiz would write. The poem I shared was not a straight interpretation of a poem. In spite of the controversy, I think this poem is a beautiful way to look at and understand unconditional love. Look At The Love In Your Life Do you have this kind of unconditional love in your life? Do you love another person this way? Or does that other person love you unconditionally? On this episode, I've shared some things to consider about unconditional love. Do you keep score in your relationship? Do you expect something in return for the love that you give to someone else? Do you feel the love you receive is attached to certain behaviors? Being Human The fact that we're human means that it's not realistic to have complete, unconditional love 100% of the time. Sometimes it's natural to expect reciprocity. Often we want something in return for the love we give, and sometimes we just need it. The more unconditional your love is, the more your relationships will thrive. Loving someone unconditionally can bring you incredible happiness and joy. Loving Satisfaction Most experts agree that you'll feel a high level of satisfaction if you love someone else as unconditionally as you possibly can. When you expect people to give back for all the good things you've done, you'll probably find that people will start to avoid you. And you'll probably find that those relationships are not particularly strong. I believe a lot of people haven't considered the difference between conditional love and unconditional love. That is certainly the case with me. For many years I didn't think much about the difference between these two kinds of love. Defining Unconditional Love What is unconditional love? To love unconditionally is to love without expecting anything in return. You might call this, loving someone with no strings attached. To love someone unconditionally, you have to be able to overlook their flaws and, and not expect any benefits from the relationship. You will be happy to simply have that person in your life. If you're a person who loves someone with all your heart, and you only care about the happiness of that person, then it's very possible that you love them unconditionally. The following are four specific indicators of unconditional love. 1/ Seeing Beyond Their Flaws If you love someone unconditionally, you find it extremely easy to forgive them for something that they've done. It would have been a big deal if anyone else did it, but when you love unconditionally, you don't give up on the person and you don't judge them negatively. You don't decide to exclude the person or not have anything to do with them. You don't want to punish this person because of what they've done. You see the person beyond their flaws and their mistakes. 2/ You Will Sacrifice For Them Even though it may be difficult, unconditional love means you'll be willing to stand up for your loved one, no matter what. You'll be ready to do something for that person, even if you lose something yourself. It takes a lot of courage to sacrifice something dear to you for a relationship. You might even take the blame for something or put your self-respect at risk, just to see that the other person is happy. 3/ This Love Can Only Be Felt Unconditional love can only be felt. It's impossible to describe your love fully in words. The feeling you have for that person is difficult to communicate no matter how hard you try. In spite of that, you just keep trying and trying. With unconditional love, you're vulnerable and honest about your feelings and you feel like you understand each other, even beyond words. When your love is unconditional, you're only concerned about giving and not about receiving. Your emotions and how you handle them are a powerful indicator of unconditional love. Even though you may feel anger, frustration, or hurt you continue to love the other person. 4/ It's Easy To Love Their Imperfections Even your love one's imperfections seem lovable and precious. Others may see their flaws, but to you their flaws and their mistakes are just part of who they are. They're just part of that person's perfection. You find it easy to forgive them and accept whatever flaws they may have. In spite of their imperfections, you're still able to open up your heart instead of protecting yourself and closing off your love. Other Kinds Of Love Unconditional Love is the most beautiful kind of love, but it isn't the only kind. There are a lot of people in the world that live their whole lives being in relationships where there are certain conditions associated with their love. The relationship may be with a close friend, a sibling, a baby, a child, a teenager, or it could be your partner. The first step to having unconditional love is understanding the concept. Start Now If you truly want to improve yourself in your relationships, start to gradually implement some of the concepts I've described. By doing this, you'll move towards stronger and more meaningful relationships. Once you experience this change, you will probably want to keep building your relationships and make them stronger by applying more of the strategies and becoming even more determined to love unconditionally. If you always think of the other person before yourself, and you're always willing to support the other person and do whatever you can to understand their point of view, you'll be well on your way to loving on conditionally. See you on the next episode. Suggested Resources Book: The Black Ball: Does Anybody Else Have A Secret? by Simon Lovell Book: You Were Not Born To Suffer: Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace by Blake D. Bauer Book: The Gift by Daniel Ladinsky App: Insight Timer Related Episodes Practical No BS Self-Love With Blake D. Bauer Emotional & Energetic Intelligence For Fulfillment; Simon Lovell 291 Rediscover Your Sexuality; Dr. Jane Guyn Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Master the Art of Public Speaking; Brenden Kumarasamy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 36:41

    Brenden Kumarasamy is the founder of MasterTalk; he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world. Let's learn how to Master the Art of Public Speaking. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Company: MasterTalk Website: https://www.rockstarcommunicator.com Most Influential Person Scott Harrison,  CEO of Charity Water Effect on Emotions Regarding emotions, a quote that I came up with in my basement a few years ago, the quote is, ‘perspective frees us from the chains of constant complaining'. So when you have perspective around everything, well, maybe let's say, Bruce, you weren't late. But let's say Bruce was late to the interview. It's very easy to make an assumption. You weren't late of course, but we can assume that, oh, oh, maybe Bruce doesn't want to do the interview. Maybe we start to invent these stories, rather than just going, Hey, maybe there's a perspective that something's happening in Bruce life that he couldn't be here. So when we start to have more perspectives, what happens is we become more mindful of other people. So I would encourage people to go back to increasing their perspective. Be more curious, ask more questions, rather than give statements. The art of public speaking is improved as we become more aware of our emotions. Thoughts on Breathing I'll be honest, I've read the Wim Hof book. I've done the Wim Hof breathing. I need to be better at this this. It's definitely a weakness in my game, but I will say breathing definitely plays a part to it. You know, going back to Mel Robbins five second rule, if you just take that five seconds to breathe, internalize yourself, you're going to be more successful. But I will admit this is not something I do. And it's something I should be doing more often. Breathing can be a good tool to improve the art of public speaking. Suggested Resources Book: Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World App: Google Keep App: INotes Bullying Story Because I'm Canadian, there wasn't as much bullying as you think there would be. But it did happen a few times here and there, where I would get bullied. In the moment, it feels really painful, because you're asking, so why would a human being treat you that way. I think there are a couple of lessons. Number one is going back to long term vision. Of course, that's harder to do when you're 10 years old. But I think when you focus on how excited you are about the future, in the next step, it helps you deal with the present. The second piece is don't leave it up to you. You know, one of the things I'm the most blessed for; my greatest treasure is not my YouTube channel, it's not my work. It's not my voice. It's the people around me. Just now as I'm speaking to you, I'm thinking about the mentors that have believed in me. The mentors who have bet on me and I go, wow, my life is so amazing. Even if I went back down to zero, even if my youtube channel got canceled, and people start hating, I would think of some of my mentors. So I would encourage people to find friends, and people that you can count on. But more specifically, don't measure your friends based on what they say, measure your friends based on what they do. And this is a big difference. Because a lot of us and this really saddens me, Bruce, is we pick the wrong friends. Related Episodes The Secret To Speaking With Confidence; Caroline Goyder The Magic of Connection With Peter Gibb Mastering Your Second Act; Jamie Sabat Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Building A Love-Filled Relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 11:54

    Building a love-filled relationship is the topic today and Valentine's Day is the reason. That's why I'm wearing red and that's why I'm holding up this pink heart. Valentine's Day is very special to me, because I have a special Valentine in my life that I've been married to for a long time. I decided to share with you my ideas about building a love filled relationship. Here are my top five ways to build a love-filled relationship. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Listen Like A Leopard it is important to be a good listener and to make it look like you're being a good listener. Sometimes you can be a good listener, but maybe you're multitasking or you're doing something else. It can be hard to convince someone that you're listening to them, if it doesn't look like you're listening to them. So when you're listening to your partner, not only listen, but be willing to give meaningful feedback, but only when requested. What I've found is a lot of times, my partner just wants me to listen and that doesn't necessarily mean she always wants feedback. As a guy, and I think this is true for a lot of guys, a lot of times we want to fix whatever the problem is. For example, she may start telling me about a problem or difficulty and and all of a sudden my mind is trying to fix it. And that's not always what your partner might want. Give meaningful feedback, but only when requested. Don't try to solve the problem unless you are asked. The idea of a leopard with it's strength, agility, stealth, elusiveness, and keen perception reminds me of keen, intense listening. Be Willing To Change A lot of times you have to change for your own reasons and for your own purposes and so that you can achieve your own goals. But sometimes, you need to be willing to be flexible enough and be able to let go and be willing to change for your partner. If you truly care you will want to become a better you. Put your heart into your relationship in the very best way that you possibly can, Make Your Partner Feel Special Get to know your partner on a deep level. Remember the little things that matter, because usually, there are little things that may seem very minor, but sometimes they can be the most meaningful. Do unexpected special things like maybe do the dishes, pick up some clothes, or wash your partner's car. Be willing to make that extra effort to do those special things. Go Over And Above Think what you'd normally do for your partner and then do a bit more. It takes some thought to know what you can do that's over and above, but think outside the box. Be willing to do things that might seem a bit crazy or a bit off the wall. Here's an example. Our bedroom is on the second floor of our home and it looks over our backyard. And so I went out there in the backyard and walked in the snow and put the letters L O V E, and then ‘U'. When she opened the blind and looked out into the backyard, there were these giant letters in the snow that spelled, love you. That was a fun, different thing to do.Things like this can really create awesome memories. Have Empathy Imagine what it would be like to get inside the mind and heart of your partner. Just take a few minutes, close your eyes, and think about it. Know what your partner likes, for example is it a special scent, music, sounds of the ocean, sounds of the forest, or is it more visual? Shut your eyes, meditate for a few minutes, and focus only on your partner. Think what comes to mind. Use the above suggestions to help you build an even more meaningful love-filled relationship. Happy Valentine's Day. Suggested Resources Book: Powerful and Feminine by Rachel Jayne Groover Book: My Name Is Prosperity: A Law Of Attraction Story by Tim C. Star App: Insight Timer Related Episodes Inspire With Habit, Determination, and Confidence; Nathaniel Carroll 503 Increase Your Magnetic Presence With Rachael Jayne Groover 433 U.S. Military Health Psychologist and Educator, Dr. Julie Kinn Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Fear Traps and The Triggers That Keep You Stuck; Nancy Stella

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 30:25

    Dr. Nancy Stella has been a leading clinical psychologist in the Cincinnati area for over twenty years, co-owning and growing one of Ohio's largest private, multi-specialty mental health practices with over seventy-five providers. Combining her clinical experience with her own healing journey, Dr. Stella developed the Courageous Brain Process (CBP), an innovative, science-based method of therapy. Rooted in the most up-to-date neuroscience, it bypasses the shortcomings of traditional talk therapy to change the way our brains process fear. Her first book, Fear Traps: Escaping the Triggers that Keep You Stuck, gives readers proven practices for building courage and resilience. Ready to find out your Fear Traps and The Triggers? Read on to find out more. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.nancystella.com Most Influential Person I would say its my children that are most influential. I just see them as young children being very present in the moment, whether it be focusing on playing with toys or being upset with each other. Effect on Emotions Mindfulness has given me mind control, so that when I feel an emotional reaction, I can take a step back, and assess whether or not I want to express it, or manage it. Thoughts on Breathing Above all, breathing is critical, because when we go back to the idea of that primitive anxiety brain, how the brain knows that there's danger in the environment is by what we think about and how we breathe, because we breathe differently when we're relaxed versus when we are anxious or energized. That is to say, part of the mindfulness approach is teaching people the deep breathing, so that they can learn to kind of calm that anxiety brain and in turn, it calms the body. Deep breathing is critical in teaching people mindfulness, that goes hand in hand. For example, when people are anxious we start with mindfulness and we just practice for 30 seconds.  Firstly, we'll do the breathing in the office and they have to recognize, okay, just keep doing the deep breathing. While you're focusing, your mind may go all over the place, when you realize it, just bring it back to what you're focusing on. Suggested Resources Book: Fear Traps: Escape the Triggers that Keep You Stuck Book: Full Catastrophe Living : Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness Book:Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life App: Aura Health Bullying Story When we're bullied, we tend to take things very personally, it's hard not to do that when somebody is bullying you. I have worked considerably with children and using mindfulness to help children learn to not take things personally. As a result, children are often the pawns or victims of their circumstance. Most importantly, mindfulness is learning to recognize and know what you feel. Mindfulness can help particularly in regards to bullying; for instance it can help us develop compassion for the other person. Each of us has our own vulnerabilities in regards to bullying. We bring our own vulnerabilities to the table. To sum it up, somebody who's a bully is often wearing a mask. Therefore, mindfulness helps us learn how to not get sucked in or take the bait, and also how to extricate yourself from the situation. Being mindful is recognizing that it's okay to feel scared, or angry, or intimidated. Those are just feelings, mindfulness helps us learn that those are just feelings and they're not going to last. It helps us move out of the situation. Above all, it's also understanding a bit how the brain works. When bad things happen to us, or when we worry about something, our anxiety brain, it's called the amygdala, is designed to protect us and cause the body to pump out adrenaline. In addition, that part of the brain can't see reality. Lastly, when we become anxious, it doesn't know. Are you worried about being late for work, being bullied,or  about a tiger chasing you?  Related Episodes How To Have Fun With Your Fear; Laura Di Franco 219 Get Unstuck; Learn How From Shira Taylor Gura 228 Fear Is Not Real Explains Salt Water Buddha Author Jaimal Yogis Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Bob Proctor; Legend and Mentor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 21:24

    Bob Proctor, Legend and Mentor is the topic of my episode today. I've been reflecting on the fact that my longtime mentor Bob Proctor, has passed. That happened on Thursday, February 3. Bob Proctor has been a mentor of mine since the 80s. Back in the 80s I followed Bob and in the 90s, I was in a mastermind with him. Bob Proctor was amazing in so many ways. He was deeply knowledgeable and he could talk about and share his wisdom in such a way that you would be able to easily absorb what he was saying. One of the things that Bob would say was, ‘this is not my material.' He would say, This is material that I've learned from other people, everything you're hearing from me, I've learned from other people. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Who is Bob Proctor? Not only has Bob been my mentor for a long time, but in my opinion, Bob Proctor is a legend. Stay tuned and I will share why I believe Bob is a legend. Bob is a fellow Canadian, living relatively close by in Toronto. He's a self-help author and for many years taught the law of attraction. Whether you're a salesperson, you're in business, an entrepreneur, he could teach you how to become successful in life. Sometimes Bob identified himself as a philosopher. he was very well-read and mostly self taught. He was born in 1934 and he's best known for his New York Times best selling book, You Were Born Rich and he wrote a number of other books as well. Younger Years Bob had low self esteem in his teens and early twenties. He would tell so many stories about his past, stories that would help you connect with him and understand that, he was just an ordinary guy, who at one time was confused and lost. He dropped out of Danforth Tech in Toronto, after he cut his thumb on a bandsaw. And he said that he just didn't seem to have any motivation. He didn't feel like he had any desire to move forward. He talked about how he would go out to the bars with his friends and he was in debt and just couldn't figure out what life was all about. Firefighter At the age of 26, he got a job serving in a fire department in Toronto. In that job, he met a guy there who gave him a book. And he says, this was the first book he ever read. And wow, did this book ever change Bob's life. The book was called Think and Grow Rich. And you've probably heard of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book, moved him so much that he read it every day. He told us in the mastermind, he said, “I don't go a day without reading at least a page or two of this book.” And he said a lot of days, I read more than a page or two. And he showed us the book, and it was just worn and tattered and falling apart. And I was like wow, he's not kidding. He really, really read this book a lot, and it just had so much impact on his life. Today I'm going to talk about a few aspects of Bob Proctor. 1/ Thoughts Are Power What you think about can become your reality. And in fact, Bob taught you that what you think will become your reality. He talked to us a lot about that in the mastermind, and how, sometimes people think this is nonsense, or that this just doesn't make sense. But a lot of the people who think in terms of poverty, or they think in terms of lack, then that's what they're surrounded by. And he had so many stories to tell you and to teach you how what you think about becomes your reality. And he said that thoughts are sending out something like a magnetic signal that's drawing back to you. In the movie, The Secret which featured Bob it stated that ‘if you can see yourself living in abundance, then you will attract it.” And that's exactly what Bob taught. 2/ The Strangest Secret Earl Nightingale is someone who made a recording way back in 1959, called The Strangest Secret. He was a radio broadcaster, and quite a famous radio broadcaster. Up to then most of the successful recordings that had been made were singers and musicians. It wasn't an area where there were a lot of successful spoken word recordings. This recording sold over a million copies, which was huge back in 1959. And so Earl Nightingale was awarded a gold record for having achieved this by Columbia Entertainment. What do you think the strangest secret was? Well, basically, I've already told you the strangest secret is that you can and will become what you think about most of the time. 3/ Think and Grow Rich This book was written in 1937 and was a very popular inspirational motivational book for individuals who wanted to move ahead wanted to reach their goals by learning from important figures in history. It was inspired by Andrew Carnegie. Napoleon Hill interviewed 504 people and some of them were Ford and Wrigley, Wanamaker, Eastman Rockefeller, Edison, Firestone, and also three US presidents. Napoleon Hill  took the information he learned from these interviews, and he wove it into this book. It took 20 years of his life that he dedicated to this. 4/ Mantras Bob believed in making sure that the thoughts you think are representing what you want in life and so he talked about mantras and how it was very important to make sure that those thoughts going through your mind were positive and were thoughts that could bring in more positivity. He warned you about certain things. He said, for example, don't think I want to get rid of my debt because your brain is going to be thinking about and hearing the word debt. He said that will bring on more debt that's going to keep you in debt. Instead, he said, Think think things like this; Every day, in every way, I am becoming more and more prosperous.  Here's another one, I am so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing quantities from multiple sources. That was another one that he strongly encouraged us to focus on. You can call them mantras or you can call them something else, it doesn't matter what you call them. Bob said, just make sure that the thoughts that you're running through your mind are positive, and that they are representing what you want to bring into your life. 5/ Bob Proctor, Legend Bob was a legend for so many reasons. I mean, in fact, he was actually asked to write the afterword in the book, Think and Grow Rich. He was a world renowned speaker having spoken in countries all over the world. He was very into thinking up new exciting ways to create and to help people. And, as I've already talked about, he explains that your mind and your body is all about vibration, and humans are capable of controlling your thoughts and therefore our vibrations. He talked about how everything is vibrating molecules and therefore we're capable of controlling our results. Because we are able to think we have thoughts. And he said there's nothing in a person's life they cannot change through thought and the law of attraction. He taught that having a definite goal is one of the best ways to achieve what you want. And he emphasized to write down your goals and make them clear. He taught us to have a little card that you carry with you that you constantly look at you remind yourself what are my goals? What am I working toward? What do I want in my life? This was something that he emphasized over and over. He emphasized the law of attraction and he told lots of different stories that would teach us to to think positively and think thoughts that would increase your confidence and increase your abilities, increase your connections with people. He said, The best way to use your mind was to receive ideas from Infinite Intelligence. He also taught us to be aware of our thoughts and think accurately and change our thoughts into the positive so we could move toward what we truly wanted to have in our lives. He also talked about how to avoid anything that could sabotage your success. Bob always dressed for success. And that's why I dressed up today with a tie and nice dress shirt. Pictures With Bob I remember one time when my wife and son and I went to Toronto, and saw him and spent time with him there. And he was having a small event that that I was invited to, and it was an event where he was speaking, and so was his wife, because he was supporting his wife in a multi level marketing project that she was working on at the time. Afterwards, I was able to talk to him and get a picture with him. It was incredible to spend time with him and not only hear him in person and be there in his presence, and then be able to walk up and talk to him and ask questions. The Secret He's also very well known for his contribution to the film and the book, The Secret by Rhonda Burns. He was a very central part of that. And if you look at The Secret movie, or read the book, you'll see that that Bob was quoted in there quite a bit. It was back in 1984, when he published his best selling book, You Were Born Rich. And that was, I think that's where Rhonda Byrne, the person that created the movie and book The Secret, she became familiar with Bob's book and got to know Bob and, and the rest is history. Dedicated Bob was dedicated to helping his followers tap into their inner self. He made it clear that your inner self is what is controlling everything that is brought into your life. It's also controlling the things that you're repelling and therefore the things that are not coming into your life. Whether it's a poor self image or a bad paradigm. He talked about paradigms a lot, and your programming. He would say, maybe it's a bad programming that's leading to poor results. Vibrations He taught that everything in the universe vibrates and that these vibrations attract each other. Since humans are capable of controlling our thoughts, and therefore our vibrations, we are capable of controlling our results. So in conclusion, he said there's nothing in a person's life, they cannot change through thought, and the law of attraction. I am grateful to have had Bob as a mentor. Take what we've learned today about Bob Proctor to reach new heights of calm focus, and happiness. Check out my TikTok channel by searching Bruce Langford. I'd love to hear from you. And as always, take what we've learned today to reach new heights of calm focus and happiness. Stay in the mode   Suggested Resources Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Book: You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor App: Insight Timer Related Episodes 471 Fuel Your Energy, Purpose and Performance: Rajshree Patel 352 The Colors of Mindfulness Through the Eyes of the Spiral; Natasha Todorovic-Cowan 274 Mind, Body and Spirit With Fibernetics Co-Founder John Stix Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Like I said in today's episode, I've learned from Bob Proctor, Legend and Mentor and I use my skills as a practicing coach and hypnotist to fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Winning Habits and Routines; Mads Friis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 45:08

    Mads Friis is the founder of the Growth Island podcast on health, performance, business, and life's bigger mysteries, covering more than 90 episodes with global experts. One of his biggest passions is building health-related impact ventures and during the past years, he has co-built 3 successful startups with KRING. With his background in management consulting experience from Deloitte and his own experience from startups, Mads started actively training startups and worked with +150 global teams. Playing sports at a high level and discovering many studies on personal growth and performance led Mads into a continuous research journey. He found that many resources focus 80% on the problems and only 20% on the solutions. Now he is on the mission to flip this statistic around to help more people. Join us to talk about Winning Habits and Routines to benefit your business. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.growthIsland.com Blog: Growth Island Podcast:  Growth Island Most Influential Person Tony Robbins Dalai Lama Effect on Emotions There has been a huge impact in regards to becoming aware of my emotions. I try to look at myself from higher up, looking down into myself and to ask what's going on right now? That gives us the ability to actually control the emotions and act in a fruitful way, instead of letting your emotions take over. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is life changing and is the thing that centers me the fastest I learned the breathing method to breathe all the way down your diaphragm and your stomach. Then on the breath out, you do a humming sound like, ummm. You try and get as deep down in your chest as possible for as long as possible. If you do four of those breaths, you'll feel a significant change in your body. Suggested Resources Book:  Winning Habits & Routines Book: The Happiness Advantage By Shawn Achor App: Insight Timer App: Nuni.Ai (This app is in Beta Mode) Bullying Story When you're on social media and you get all of these bad messengers, it can be absolutely horrible. If you try to do something or create something, the more successful you become, the more nasty stuff people will write. I think the best thing is really to breathe, relax, and consider what is your purpose. Then accept that people who write these negative messages are in a very bad place. If you can be mindful and just breathe, I think that is extremely important. The human brain is not wired for us to be happy. It's wired for us for survive. So we see the negative much more than the positive. I can have nine positive comments, but it's still that one negative that my brain focuses on. And that's where mindfulness comes in. It helps me see what's actually important. Related Episodes Using Habits To Gamify Your Life; Will Moore Improve Habits of Thinking With Mindfulness Shortcuts; Alexander Heyne Shares How Inspire With Habit, Determination, and Confidence; Nathaniel Carroll Special Offer Would you benefit from have Winning Habits and Routines as we discussed in today's episode? I coach people just like you. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing hypnotist, and I've helped clients deal with anxiety, quit smoking, lose weight, and become more confident, thanks to hypnosis. Feel good, look good, and move forward. Book a Free Consultation to begin transforming your life and reaching your goals. . Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘consultation' in the subject line.

    Jack Canfield's Success Principles Revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 11:16

    Jack Canfield offers Success Principles that can help anyone move forward in their lives. I interviewed Jack Canfield back in April 2020. Jack Canfield is the man who, with a partner started the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He ended up selling more more books than practically anyone else in the English language that I know of anyway. It was fascinating to talk with Jack and to hear him share stories and talk about his success principles that he teaches. And I thought, why don't I have a chat with you today and just reveal to you those success principles. Jack is a down-to-earth, gentle kind of man; definitely a person who practices mindfulness. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify 21 Cent Dinners He told some of his stories on the show. Jack sometimes tells a story about an 11 cent bag of spaghetti noodles, and how he was going to college on a scholarship and the scholarship paid for his books and his clothes and things like that. But he was so broke, he said that he'd be eating 21 cent dinners, so a 10 cent can of tomato paste and garlic salt over an 11 cent bag of spaghetti noodles. He really didn't have very much abundance financially at that point in time. It was not easy for him. He was so determined to succeed and he thought of creating books with inspirational stories that people would like to read. However, after he approached a few publishers, they told him this was not a good idea. But he didn't give up. He was determined and kept moving forward and asking more and more publishers to publish his book. Jack ended up being turned down by 144 publishers until finally somebody decided to take a chance and publish his book. This is how the famous ‘Chicken Soup For The Soul' series was born. Jack recently wrote a book called The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be. I read this book and found it to be an interesting read and a powerful book. I agree with Jack when he talks about his success principles, because I've interviewed a lot of people too. One of the things he says is that by connecting with successful people, you start to notice how they live and, and some of the principles they live by. Jack explains that they don't always start with lots of money or high level connections or privileged circumstances. He writes that they have certain similarities in their success principles. That is why he goes ahead in this book and shares some of those success principles. A Plan, Focus, Persevere The first success principal is to plan, focus and then persevere. And all of those three things, they kind of fit together. Jack Canfield is known to be an expert at focus and he has written a book about this subject. So planning is not useful unless you persevere. And of course, persevering doesn't mean much unless you have a plan. So that first step is really important; plan, focus and persevere. Constant Learning I know Jack reads a lot and learns a lot from the many people that he that he works with including authors, entrepreneurs, creators, and business experts. Become a constant learner and you will be headed toward success. This is a powerful success principle. Keep Score Successful people keep score on the critical drivers of their success. So in other words, as they're moving along, they're aware of what is helping them to be successful. So keeping score, and being aware of what isn't successful is also important. Always be aware of what is working and what is not working in your business and in your life. Believe Success principle number four is to believe in yourself. You may not feel like you have a lot of confidence, or you may not feel like you've had a lot of successes. In spite of that, you can move to a place where you will believe in yourself. It's not always easy, but you can do things to help boost your belief in yourself. Meditation and self-hypnosis are two of those practices that will help increase your confidence. Using mantras can also help with your confidence. It is not necessarily easy to move from lacking confidence to a place where you believe in yourself, but there are steps you can take to help yourself be that person who has more confidence. Positive Money Consciousness Success principle number five is to have positive money consciousness. We've talked a lot on the show about positive money consciousness. There are many human beings out there that do not have this; a lot of us have a belief that somehow money has a negative connotation or money is somehow evil. Some believe that if you have a lot of money in your life, then you will have more problems. In many peoples' minds, there are a lot of negatives that go along with having money. Surround Yourself Surround yourself with successful, positive people. People that make you feel good will help you move toward success. In the book, Jack expands on the above Success Principles and tells stories and uses examples. Jack helps you understand and remember each of these concepts in in a deep, lasting way. Workbook I definitely recommend his book. And not only have Jack written this book, Success Principles, he also has a Success Principles Workbook. So you can read the book, and then get the success principles workbook, which is an action plan for getting from where you are to where you want to be. It was a privilege to interview jack on episode 537. And you can go to that episode;  www.mindfulnessmode.com/537 and and check out the interview. Thank you for joining me today. You can start by doing one or two of the success principles and as you gradually make positive changes in your life, you will move toward more successes. Take these ideas and suggestions that I've shared with you today, and reach new heights of calm focus and happiness. Stay in the mode   Suggested Resources Book: Emotional Chaos To Clarity: Move From the Chaos of the Reactive Mind to the Clarity of the Responsive Mind by Phillip Moffitt Book: How to Live from Your Heart: Deepen Relationships, Develop Creativity, and Discover Inner Wisdom by Nanette V. Hucknall App: Insight Timer Related Episodes How To Live From The Heart; Nanette Hucknall 511 Pause, Breathe, And Smile To Awaken Your Mindfulness; Gary Gach 325 Be a Little Crazy Says Storyteller Devin Galaudet Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Mindfulness In The Motherhood Journey: Patty Castellanos

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 47:06

    Patty Castellanos is a Cuban-American born mother, living in Miami. She is a dedicated, strong-willed, compassionate and passionate wife and mother of 2 amazing kids. Patty knows what it is like to want to support your career and family, manage a home and business, while carving out time for self-care and scheduling a night out. In 2011, Patty had her first child by Cesarean Section birth, which changed her outlook on birth and motherhood.  Her life changed and this became the reason for the launch of her private practice, The Expression Center. In 2015, her little family was completed with her daughter, who was born via VBAC; Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. This was a powerful journey of healing, learning and growth. Patty's family is her passion, not a 9-5 job. She works with mothers every day, who choose to put their motherhood journey and healing as their priority, because being a happy and healthy mom is a priority.  Patty uses traditional therapeutic tools and techniques combined with the power of the subconscious mind to create change through hypnosis. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.theexpressioncenter.com Most Influential Person Leon Kassianos, Doula (birth support person) Effect on Emotions As a mom, and as a supporter, and therapist to moms, it's so easy for moms to lose their cool, to explode, to completely lose track of the moment. So as a mom, I work to always practice what I teach. As a woman, I also work to consistently allow myself to focus on the here and now. Because it really is like a cycle. When we are able to focus on mindfulness and be in the here and now. Our kids see it. When our kids see it, they then are able to give us a better communication, understanding. And they are better at what they're doing as well. Relationships are stronger, families are stronger, and really all comes together to focusing on mindfulness, the present moment, and here and now. Thoughts on Breathing Oh, my gosh, breathing is everything. In fact, I just got a text yesterday, from one of my clients that texted me saying, I'm sorry, I've been missing in action. I had my baby on November 2, no epidural, all natural, and my husband was a trooper. And the one thing that was the biggest help, was breathing. The Hypno birthing breathing really worked. It's amazing, because all of the breathing techniques that I teach my clients are breathing techniques that they could use for a lifetime. So I teach calm, breathing, calm breathing, to really focus your intentions, return to the here and now. Allow yourself to even throw a quick affirmation out there, to really bring yourself back to what you need to do in the moment. Then for those that are pregnant and preparing for labor delivery, I also teach them breathing, and birth breathing. And it's amazing, the way that the breath can really allow you to connect your mind and your body so that your body can work most effectively. Suggested Resources Book: Hypnobirthing: A Natural Approach To A Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing by Marie Mongan App: Insight Timer Bullying Story Any pressure around conceiving a child is completely multifaceted  because every woman is a unique individual although not every woman has that dream of conceiving a child. Recently I had a client that never ever thought that she wanted to have a child, but then she got married and her husband wanted a child. After a few years, she conceded and she told her husband, “I am going to give you a child.” Related Episodes Kate Erickson: Different as a Kid, Journey to Systems and Processes Expert at EOFire Explained The Mosaic of Life's Poetic Journey; Author Daniel Levin One Woman's Journey to Elation; Pat Alva-Kraker Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.

    Why Be An Optimist?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 14:42

    Why Be An Optimist is the question I ask of you today. Have you ever thought about this question? I believe there are many reasons to be an optimist, although I think many individuals may not feel they have a choice. In my opinion, you do have a choice as to whether you are seen as an optimist or a pessimist. This depends on you. Mindfulness can help you think differently and it can help you be seen differently by others. Today I am sharing 5 reasons why you will become more of an optimist as you grow your mindfulness practice. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify A Quote A Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; An Optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Sir Winston Churchill Nov 30 1874 – Jan 24, 1965 What are your thoughts about the above quote? Do you think that an optimist does indeed see opportunities in EVERY difficulty? Here are 5 reasons why I believe you will become more of an optimist as you grow your mindfulness practice. Life Is Valuable Living in the moment helps you realize that life is worth living. Once you discover that you can be content and grounded in this very moment, you realize that life can give you pleasure if you allow yourself to welcome mindfulness into your life. Positive Thoughts Feel Good Mindfulness helps you identify what you are thinking – once you do, you realize that positive thoughts feel good. Gratitude Pumps Me Up Gratitude is part of mindfulness and gratitude helps me feel positive, happy, and optimistic. After a one-hour run while doing self-hypnosis, I feel energized and eager to face the world. Optimists Attract Optimists Optimistic people don't usually want to be around pessimistic people. Optimists seek out each other and as a result they prosper and find ways to thrive. Be Happy Now Mindfulness teaches us to Be Happy Now. Being happy is comfortable, cozy, relaxing, less stress than other mindsets, and just plain feels good. What does mindfulness add to your life? I'd be interested to hear from you. Send me an email at, bruce@mindfulnessmode.com and let me know your thoughts. Also, if you have a topic you'd like me to cover on my Sunday episodes, I'd love to hear that too. Thanks so much for joining me.   Suggested Resources Book: Emotional Chaos To Clarity: Move From the Chaos of the Reactive Mind to the Clarity of the Responsive Mind by Phillip Moffitt Book: How to Live from Your Heart: Deepen Relationships, Develop Creativity, and Discover Inner Wisdom by Nanette V. Hucknall App: Insight Timer Related Episodes How To Live From The Heart; Nanette Hucknall 511 Pause, Breathe, And Smile To Awaken Your Mindfulness; Gary Gach 325 Be a Little Crazy Says Storyteller Devin Galaudet Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life

    Sustain Your Performance; Julia Arndt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 87:34

    Julia Arndt is the founder of the Peak Performance Method (PPM); a unique model combining critical productivity, mindfulness and leadership tools to help forward thinking individuals and organizations develop the next workplace superpower through scalable programs. Julia is a stress management trainer, international speaker and the host of the “STRESSD” podcast that has over 60.000 podcast downloads globally to date. Julia originally hails from Germany, has lived in 5 countries over the last 14 years and speaks three languages fluently. After working at Google in Silicon Valley for seven and a half years while the company grew from 30.000 to 100.000 employees, Julia has been running her own consulting and coaching business, helping over 6500 employees at innovative companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, Swisscom and many more understand the effects of stress on body and mind, move beyond burnout and build a mindful lifestyle that delivers focus, high energy and productivity. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Company: Julia Arndt Coaching, Inc. Website: www.peakperformancemethod.com Podcast: STRESSD Book: Winning Mindset Most Influential Person Her Dad Effect on Emotions Using mindfulness to deal with my emotions has been very important for me, especially in the last year. I went through a very difficult breakup with my fiancee last year and so it's been a very emotional last year for me. Mindfulness has [helped] and it has been incredibly difficult to stay sane and to manage my emotions. Thoughts on Breathing I specifically got into meditation this year. I have actually 400 hours