HeartMath's Add Heart

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D.

The Add Heart® Podcast is designed to inspire connecting with our heart’s intuitive suggestions and guidance, while learning to balance and enrich our personal life and our day-to-day experiences and interactions. Each 30 minute episode features host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath President and CEO and an expert guest. They discuss a restorative heart quality and ways to apply it that can empower your life and help reduce stress and anxiety. Our mission at HeartMath is to help activate the heart of humanity and the purpose of the Add Heart Podcast is to inspire forward movement and heart-powered intention. The content shared draws on 25 years of scientific research, HeartMath books, HeartMath techniques and time-relevant practices. Each episode closes with a heart-focused meditation to create a reservoir of heart energy to support our personal and collective heart intentions. New episodes are published on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Add Heart Podcast is available on most podcast sites such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and many more. Be sure to subscribe so you can be notified when new episodes are available. Focusing on different topics and issues, Deborah and her guest highlight a restorative heart quality and how we can apply it. They'll draw from 25 years of scientific research conducted by the HeartMath Institute - and they’ll share time-relevant practices and HeartMath techniques. Each episode closes with a heart meditation to create a reservoir of collective heart energy that supports our individual intentions. The Add Heart podcast will help inspire and empower your life - and especially help you to minimize stress and anxiety.

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The Power of Collective Intention
2d ago
The Power of Collective Intention
Guest: Lynne McTaggart In this episode, award-winning journalist and author Lynne McTaggart and our host, Deborah Rozman, talk about collective intention and Lynne’s research in this area.  At this time in history, there is an amazing opportunity for groups of people to harness the power of collective intention to create sustainable change that can help humanity and our planet.  Currently, society is mired in many outdated paradigms that no longer fit today’s world. As a result, many societal structures are falling apart, polarization between groups and inflamed biases and beliefs have become more extreme, while corruption within governments and organizations is increasingly being exposed.  The power of collective intention is not a new concept, yet we are reminded, through examples that Lynne shares, of how small groups throughout history have created significant change that helped to improve and heal people’s lives.  Lynne shares her transformative results from bringing small groups of people with different beliefs and opposing views together to hear each other more deeply and to focus on an altruistic collective intention they all can agree on.  Based on her research and HeartMath® Institute’s research on collective heart coherence, Deborah and Lynne discuss how the new paradigms needed now for humanity to learn to get along with each other could very well come from small groups empowering a collective altruistic intention. This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation that walks listeners through HeartMath’s Shift and Lift™ Technique. This heart-based practice is being used with groups and teams to facilitate listening more deeply to each other’s hearts. About our guest:  Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond—all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into 30 languages. She’s consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her groundbreaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. Lynne is known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research, her inspirational speaking style, and her uncompromising role as a New Thought leader and spiritual change agent. In 2020, she was singled out with a special Walden Award for being a “Champion of Change.”
The Power of Collective Intention
2d ago
The Power of Collective Intention
Guest: Lynne McTaggart In this episode, award-winning journalist and author Lynne McTaggart and our host, Deborah Rozman, talk about collective intention and Lynne’s research in this area.  At this time in history, there is an amazing opportunity for groups of people to harness the power of collective intention to create sustainable change that can help humanity and our planet.  Currently, society is mired in many outdated paradigms that no longer fit today’s world. As a result, many societal structures are falling apart, polarization between groups and inflamed biases and beliefs have become more extreme, while corruption within governments and organizations is increasingly being exposed.  The power of collective intention is not a new concept, yet we are reminded, through examples that Lynne shares, of how small groups throughout history have created significant change that helped to improve and heal people’s lives.  Lynne shares her transformative results from bringing small groups of people with different beliefs and opposing views together to hear each other more deeply and to focus on an altruistic collective intention they all can agree on.  Based on her research and HeartMath® Institute’s research on collective heart coherence, Deborah and Lynne discuss how the new paradigms needed now for humanity to learn to get along with each other could very well come from small groups empowering a collective altruistic intention. This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation that walks listeners through HeartMath’s Shift and Lift™ Technique. This heart-based practice is being used with groups and teams to facilitate listening more deeply to each other’s hearts. About our guest:  Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond—all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into 30 languages. She’s consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her groundbreaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. Lynne is known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research, her inspirational speaking style, and her uncompromising role as a New Thought leader and spiritual change agent. In 2020, she was singled out with a special Walden Award for being a “Champion of Change.”
Your Heart’s Intuitive Guidance
Jul 19 2022
Your Heart’s Intuitive Guidance
Guest: Agapi Stassinopoulos, best-selling author and recognized speaker In this meaningful episode, Agapi Stassinopoulos, the author of Speaking with Spirit, and Add Heart® Podcast host Deborah Rozman talk about the connection between heart and spirit. “Spirit” can mean different things to people. Some refer to their spirit as their higher self, their soul, or their connection with Source. Whatever we call it, we’re acknowledging a source of wisdom that can guide us through the intuitive voice or feelings of the heart. Yet it can sometimes be a struggle to make a quality connection, especially as life is much more complicated these days. Agapi shares how she felt her heart was hurting, and she felt lost not being able to connect with people during the pandemic as she was accustomed to doing. She talks about what helped her transform her pain and sadness, which was a connection with spirit that helped her find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Deborah and Agapi discuss how we can deepen our connection to the wisdom of spirit and the heart’s intuitive guidance. Deborah talks about research that demonstrates how we access intuitive guidance first through the heart—and then this information is transmitted to the brain/mind, which translates intuition into words or images that we can understand. Deborah and Agapi share how we can draw on the connection with spirit to keep our hearts open and manage our empathy and compassion for the suffering of others in today’s world without the emotional drain that can affect our happiness and joy.  The episode closes with a meaningful and inspiring heart meditation to enrich our connection with our heart’s intuitive guidance. About our guest:  Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She is the author of Wake Up to the Joy of You and most recently Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire and Uplift You. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and received her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She teaches meditation and facilitates workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. Agapi was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and she divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. You can learn more about Agapi and her work at
Resilience: The Power to Recharge and Reconnect to Our Heart Values
Jun 21 2022
Resilience: The Power to Recharge and Reconnect to Our Heart Values
Guest: James O’Dea, author and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences  What do you think of when you hear the word “resilience”? Many people associate the word with strength, adaptability, or a toughness that can overcome the fiercest of challenges and unexpected change. In this episode, we’re talking with James O’Dea, former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, former Washington office director of Amnesty International, and former executive director of the Seva Foundation.  James joins our podcast host, Deborah Rozman, to discuss why resilience is so key to both our personal growth and to humanity’s collective healing. They talk about the qualities of resilience we all need today in the face of growing personal, social, and global stress and uncertainty. James has witnessed the terror of war, massacre, civil upheaval, and a coup d’état. He has also witnessed the personification of resilience in people with a tremendous courage to uphold their heart values regardless of their circumstances.  James explains in this episode why resilience isn’t just the ability to bounce back after a toxic disrupter or a stressful time—resilience is an energy we build in our system through honoring and living heart values, such as care, compassion, kindness, and generosity.  This episode closes with a heart meditation to build resilience in our lives and to co-create a reservoir of regenerative heart energy that we can access anytime, to reduce stress and increase our capacity to remain resilient. About our guest: James O’Dea is the award-winning author of The Conscious Activist, Cultivating Peace, and Soul Awakening Practice. He is a former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences as well as the former Washington office director of Amnesty International, where he met with U.S. presidents and foreign heads of state and represented Amnesty International to the World Conference on Human Rights. He was the executive director of the Seva Foundation and worked with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut during a time of war and massacre, and he lived in Turkey during civil upheaval and a coup d’état.
Your Brain is Always Listening
Apr 19 2022
Your Brain is Always Listening
Guest: Daniel Amen, M.D., psychiatrist, author, founder of Amen Clinics Globally, mental health issues are on the rise. A new poll from the American Psychological Association found that a large majority of Americans are reporting high stress levels due to financial concerns, inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Stress and mental health are important topics anytime, but especially now, with so much uncertainty happening in our world, this time-relevant episode will give you valuable suggestions and direction for these times. High-profile athletes and celebrities, including Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Naomi Osaka, and Prince Harry, have courageously gone public about their own mental health challenges, making it more acceptable for any of us to seek help. Our Add Heart® Podcast guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, talks about mental health during these times and how we can take charge of our brain health. Dr. Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, professor, and 12-time New York Times bestselling author. He is a double board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., with ten clinics across the country. Dr. Amen’s latest book is titled You, Happier and was released just before this podcast aired. Dr. Amen and podcast host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., also discuss the dynamic heart-brain connection in this episode and simple strategies to reduce and prevent stress and increase happiness. Health care professionals and individuals alike can benefit from the brain tools that Dr. Amen recommends—and the heart tools developed at HeartMath® to improve mental and emotional health.  This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation to get our heart and brain in sync to help release stress and connect with what’s important to you to support your mental and emotional well-being. About our guest: Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics, Inc. with 10 locations across the U.S. The Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry. He is the founder of BrainMD, a fast growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. In addition, he has produced 16 national public television shows about the brain, and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Dr. Amen is a 12-time New York Times bestselling author, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, The End of Mental Illness, Healing ADD and many more. You, Happier was published in March 2022.
An Awakening of Heart — A New Opportunity for Humanity
Feb 15 2022
An Awakening of Heart — A New Opportunity for Humanity
Guest: Howard Martin, Executive Vice President, HeartMath, Inc. During the pandemic, people re-evaluated their priorities and connected with deeper values regarding their relationships with family and work. Despite what it looks like on the news, many became more optimistic about the future as a result. A recent Harris Poll reported, “Sweeping research suggests the future is bright and we are rethinking, resetting, and reimagining our futures for the better. Hope and optimism are increasing, connections with friends and family are strengthening and we are re-prioritizing towards what matters to us most.”  Add Heart® Podcast host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., and her guest Howard Martin, Executive Vice President, HeartMath, Inc., talk about the awakening of the heart that is occurring around the world. They discuss a new opportunity that humanity has right now to sustain the awakening of compassion and heart connection without needing a pandemic, disasters, or other stressors to motivate us. It’s in the heart that people access feelings such as compassion, care, kindness, forgiveness, and appreciation that lift us above separation, judgments, and blame.  In our deeper heart, we can sense that nothing is going to change until we can start to put our heart first. Caring and genuine heart connections can help to offset stress accumulation from anxiety, fear, or panic, while clearing the mind for effective reasoning, especially when confronted with health, financial, or societal challenges.  In the new edition of their book Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Heart’s Intuitive Guidance for Effective Choices and Solutions, released in February 2022, Deborah and Howard share how we can build trust in our heart’s intuitive guidance and how each person’s heart intelligence (heart’s intuitive guidance) can help us connect to higher choices and untapped potentials. The episode closes with a heart meditation that we can use daily to energize our commitment to adding more heart to all of our relationships and connections, knowing that we are each contributing to a shift in humanity’s energies from separation to cooperation and resulting in higher solutions to our global, social, and economic problems. About our guest: Howard Martin has been with HeartMath® Inc. and HeartMath® Institute organizations since their inception in 1991, serving as a key spokesperson and executive. In 1999, he co-authored The HeartMath Solution with Doc Childre, published by Harper San Francisco and considered to be a classic and the definitive work on the intelligence of the heart. Howard is also a contributing author of the new book Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Heart’s Intuitive Guidance for Effective Choices and Solutions, re-released in February 2022. He also co-produced, along with Doc Childre, the online video learning program The HeartMath Experience.  As a key spokesperson, Howard has conducted countless media interviews on all of the major U.S. television networks, internationally syndicated radio, major magazines, and documentary films as well as conducting online and in-person speaking engagements and training events annually. He speaks internationally on developing the new intelligence needed to navigate life during these changing times and the importance of creating global coherence.
The Heart - A Transmitter of Information to the World
Jan 18 2022
The Heart - A Transmitter of Information to the World
Guest: Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D, Founder-Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research For humanity to learn to get along with each other, it will require more heart. Despite the seemingly unsolvable separation and polarization between people and groups that we see, there is also an amplification of the collective heart throughout the planet. More people are realizing that we are all interconnected, and we need to help each other through increasing kindness and care. The omnipresent virus, climate change and extreme weather events, and an uncertain future are waking us up to our interdependence with each other and with nature. In this Add Heart® Podcast episode, our guest Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D, a systems scientist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and founder-director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research in Italy, joins our host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., to talk about the critical importance of this time and the essential role of the heart for the future of humanity.  Ervin talks about his systems research and the quantum field and how the heart is a transmitter of information to the world. He explains how the heart helps us feel like we are part of nature and the universe and enables us to know that all things have to work together. Ervin and Deborah inspire us with their perspectives on how we can connect more with our heart day to day, to uplift our own life experience while simultaneously adding more heart to the world.   Deborah closes the episode by leading us through a heart meditation that we can use to energize and deepen our intentions to add more heart to our world throughout the new year. More about our guest: Ervin Laszlo, Doctorat d’Etat Sorbonne (1970), is founder-director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (Italy), founder and president of the Club of Budapest, fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Award (2001), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), the Ethics Prize of Milan (2014), and the Luxembourg World Peace Prize (2017). Laszlo is an honorary citizen of the City of Buenos Aires and Honorary Professor of the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology and holds honorary Ph.D’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary. He is the author or co-author of over one hundred books that have been translated into twenty-four languages. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005.
Add Heart to Emotional Well-Being; Creating Our Way Out of Overwhelm, Anxiety and Other Stressful Emotions
Dec 21 2021
Add Heart to Emotional Well-Being; Creating Our Way Out of Overwhelm, Anxiety and Other Stressful Emotions
Guest: Nick Ortner, CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC Mental and emotional well-being perhaps has never been more important than it is right now. As a result of the pandemic and ongoing challenges it’s created, nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults say they have experienced an increase in headaches, fatigue, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, sleep challenges and so on. A Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the American Psychological Association found that more than one-third of Americans say making basic day-to-day decisions has become far more stressful (e.g., what to wear, what to eat, etc.).  In this podcast, Deborah Rozman, our Add Heart® Podcast host, and her guest Nick Ortner, best-selling author of The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living and CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC, will talk about how we can better support our mental and emotional well-being during these uncertain times.  Many people assume that they have no control over how they feel. Feelings and emotions often come and go with no apparent reason. Yet, HeartMath® research and Tapping research confirm that we can take charge and release or shift many unwanted feelings. We can create our way out of overwhelm, anxiety, and other stressful emotions.  Deborah and Nick have both made their life’s work about helping others learn how to release anger, anxiety, and depression and experience more renewing and uplifting emotions. They will share some of the hopeful research and provide helpful information along with a technique you can start using right away to increase your emotional well-being. They will share insights that can help address some of the compounding pressures we may be experiencing at this time.  The podcast will close with a guided heart meditation to activate your heart power and create a reservoir of heart energy you can draw from any time you need an emotional uplift. More about our guest: Nicolas Ortner is CEO of The Tapping Solution, LLC (www.thetappingsolution.com) whose mission is to bring into the mainstream a simple, effective, natural healing method known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “Tapping,” that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. The Tapping Solution App has been downloaded by over a million people and has had over 9 million completed sessions on it! You can download it for free wherever you get apps. Nick is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living and The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing and Eliminating Chronic Pain. Nick and his company have raised over $1,000,000 for tapping-related charities such as Project Light, which aids genocide orphans in Rwanda, Africa; The Veterans Stress Project, supporting veterans with PTSD; You Can Thrive! a New York organization providing services for women with cancer; and The Tapping Solution Foundation, that Nick started in 2013 to support the community of Newtown, CT after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Nick lives in Newtown, CT with his wife Brenna and daughter June.
Repurposing Gratitude to Increase the Effectiveness of Our Care
Nov 16 2021
Repurposing Gratitude to Increase the Effectiveness of Our Care
Guest: Erwin Valencia, Ph.D., physical therapist for the New York Knicks Scientists are confirming that gratitude has many benefits that range from emotional uplift and improved mental health to physical benefits, such as boosting the immune system. What is less commonly known is that we can repurpose the uplifting energy we experience from gratitude.  Gratitude is a powerful heart quality that provides a sense of warmth and lift. When we feel gratitude, we’re naturally more connected with our true selves. We can see this as an opportunity to repurpose the gratitude energy into deeper care and kindness. Because we’re in a higher vibrational state, we’re less inclined to get caught in worry and can see more clearly what an appropriate act of care would look like. This higher vibrational energy can also increase the effectiveness of our intentions. Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., host of the Add Heart® Podcast, and her guest Erwin Valencia, Ph.D., life coach and world-renowned physical therapist for the New York Knicks, will discuss gratitude in this fresh light.  Deborah will share how we can add heart to repurpose the energetics we feel from gratitude towards people, projects, and issues that we care deeply about.   In this podcast episode, Deborah and Erwin will also discuss how the science of gratitude is being used as a biohack by experts like Erwin, who specialize in the neuroscience of human performance in athletes and performance artists.  Erwin will share what gratitude means to him and how he has integrated gratitude into his training with athletes. He’ll share how he helps people learn to harness its power to increase their resilience, focus, and performance.  This episode closes with a heart meditation to add heart to our experience of gratitude and to increase the effectiveness of our care. About our guest: Erwin Benedict Valencia, PT, DPT, MEd, ATC, CSCS, PES, CES, CHC, is a wellness expert in the world of high-performance sports. He’s also a speaker, life coach, social entrepreneur, and a world-renowned physical therapist for the New York Knicks. Erwin is the founder of KinetIQ and the #BeyondMedyo Foundation. Erwin brings a holistic approach to professional sports, combining Sports Science + Clinical Expertise + Mindfulness + Positive Psychology to the algorithm of athlete wellness and care.
Add Heart to Leadership
Oct 19 2021
Add Heart to Leadership
Guest: Marilyn Tam, former president of Reebok/CCM, former CEO of Aveda Corp. What does it mean to be a leader with heart? Heart-centered leadership means to lead others with authenticity, transparency, and humility. Our leadership reflects who we are inside and needs to include the heart’s intelligence in order to successfully support, guide, and encourage others.  In today’s world, we are all having to learn and adapt continuously. As leaders, we need to care for individuals and respond in new ways to the changes and emotional challenges people are experiencing with more presence, flow, flexibility, and connection. Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., our Add Heart® Podcast host, and her guest Marilyn Tam discuss why, in our present environment, the heart needs to be part of a leadership role—whether we’re leading a company, a team or group, or a community. Marilyn Tam, former president of Reebok/CCM, former CEO of Aveda Corp. and voted one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world by Inc. Magazine, discusses with Deborah the vital importance of adding heart to leadership.  Our world has changed, and people are far more inclined to do business with companies that, first and foremost, do good for their own people, their customers, clients, vendors, and the world. Deborah and Marilyn talk about why caring for people first needs to be a priority in all roles of leadership.  Anyone can be a heart-centered leader if they have the commitment to practice heart-based principles. Hear about some of the practical and evidence-based ways organizations are creating collaborative and innovative work environments that support and encourage coherent teams. Deborah closes the discussion with a heart-focused meditation that we can each practice to lift our personal commitment to lead from the heart.  More about our guest:Marilyn Tam, Ph.D., is a humanitarian, business leader, and author of the best-selling book The Happiness Choice, which was the 3rd most read book by businesses according to 800 CEO Read. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group, Vice President of Nike Inc., and voted one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world by Inc. Magazine. Marilyn was honored with the Tara Bodhisattva Award in 2017, conferred by the Living Saint of Thailand Venerable Mae Chee Sansanee, at the Sathira Dhammasathan in Bangkok for her compassion and humanitarian work.
Add Heart to Peace
Sep 21 2021
Add Heart to Peace
Creating peace starts with living “heart first.” Humanity is in a period of profound change. Though this transformation period can be challenging, we must not lose sight of that which connects us as one human family.  In a word, what connects us is heart. In this episode, we are talking about adding heart to peace and why peace is a product of heart-directed living. Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., our Add Heart® Podcast host, and her guest, sociologist, researcher, and acclaimed author Kingsley L. Dennis, Ph.D., discuss what it means to put the heart first and why it is the foundation for experiencing inner peace—and ultimately creating world peace.  Peace is a choice we can make each day by practicing heart-based qualities, such as love, care, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness. As we witness climate disruption, resource depletion, financial inequities, international conflicts, and pandemic restrictions, it can be difficult to not feel frustrated, angry, judgmental, or have blame towards others, all of which feed separation and compromise our peace. The healing of separation is essential for inner and outer peace—and many people are feeling that life is shaking us awake to this requirement. Our host and guest, Deborah and Kingsley, will discuss how peace is first an inside job that starts with the heart. They will talk about an increasing collective heart opening on the planet that will help dissipate separation and conflict between people and nations and draw hopeful solutions for the many challenges humanity is experiencing. We’ll close this episode with a heart meditation to energize putting the heart first in our lives to increase our inner peace and to give peace a chance in how we interact with each other. More about our guest: Kingsley L. Dennis, Ph.D., is a sociologist and researcher. He is the co-founder of WorldShift International and co-author of the study New Media for a New Future: The Emerging Digital Landscape for a Planetary Society, produced as part of the Fuji Declaration for The Goi Peace Foundation in collaboration with the renowned global think tank Club of Budapest. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including Healing the Wounded Mind, The Modern Seeker: A Perennial Psychology for Contemporary Times, and New Consciousness for a New World. He currently serves on the board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and runs his own publishing imprint, Beautiful Traitor Books.
What It Means to Add Heart and Why It’s Important
Aug 17 2021
What It Means to Add Heart and Why It’s Important
What does it mean to “Add Heart”? Why is it even more important now? Internal pressure has built up due to the pandemic restrictions, and with so much change and instability happening, we wonder: will there ever be a new normal? How can adding heart help? Humanity is at an important junction. Adding heart means to show up each day with the intention to engage with life and with others from the core values of our heart. Research has shown that activating attributes of the heart, such as compassion, kindness, care, generosity, and patience, can help our immune system, our mental clarity, and our decision-making. A quote often attributed to Albert Einstein is, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” The feelings and qualities of the heart lift our perceptions and thinking and help us find new solutions needed personally and as a society. Our Add Heart® Podcast host Deborah Rozman, President of HeartMath, and Howard Martin, Executive Vice President, talk about why adding heart is important right now for creating our new normal. Deborah and Howard provide practical examples of how people are adding heart to everyday situations and the benefits they are experiencing. They share an effective technique to add heart as a way to prepare yourself for each day and how this can uplift and add to your mental and emotional wellbeing―as well as help others. Connecting with our heart, we can learn to rise above a lot of stress and discover new opportunities for positive change within ourselves. Deborah and Howard close with a heart meditation to energize our intention to add more heart to our lives, to situations that need energetic support, and to our environment.
Add Heart to Summer Play
Jul 20 2021
Add Heart to Summer Play
After over a year of restrictions due to the global pandemic, many of us are excitedly looking forward to taking some time to get outside, relax, recharge, and connect with the playful part of ourselves this summer. There are many regenerative benefits available to us through getting outside to spend time in nature or to play that are essential to balancing our overall well-being. With the Summer Olympics almost here, it’s a great time to talk about how to add heart energy to get the most out of outdoor play or exercise—whether through walking, swimming, golfing, biking, tennis, or playing with the kids or grandkids. Our Add Heart® Call host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath® President and CEO, and her guest Peter Fox, founding executive producer of ESPN and Senior Content Editor for SportsEdTV, will talk about how adding heart to sports or play increases the benefits and the fun. Peter will share how he trains people from elite athletes to couch potatoes to use HeartMath coherence techniques, and he’ll provide tips that listeners can use right away. Peter will also share how professional athletes and teams are improving their skills using Heart-Focused Breathing™ and Quick Coherence® techniques. We’ll close with a heart-focused meditation to build a reservoir of heart energy we can each draw on to add heart to our exercise program and play over the next month. More about our guest:Peter Fox is Senior Content Editor for SportsEdTV, the leader in online sports instruction, and managing director of SportsEdTV’s Learn to Win peak performance training, powered by HeartMath research and technology. Peter was the Founding Executive Producer of ESPN. He is a HeartMath® Certified Coach and author of A Lifetime of Better Golf, produced with Golf Digest for the Natural Golf Corporation. He was contributing advisor to HeartMath’s Managing Emotions: Golf’s Next Frontier book and founder of Harmony Games®, a platform encouraging diversity, inclusion, and equity using sports as a medium.
Add Heart to Increase Patience with Our Self and Others
Jun 15 2021
Add Heart to Increase Patience with Our Self and Others
Patience isn’t just a virtue—it’s a necessity, especially during times of change and uncertainty. Patience is a powerful heart quality for maintaining mental and emotional well-being. It supports our ability to manage our energies with more ease and balance. When we act with impatience, our mind tries to rush energy or force outcomes, canceling the experience of flow and creating glitches in our intentions. Many of us are impatient to find a new sense of normal, yet “normal” is constantly challenged by unpredictable events. Patience is the art of intelligent waiting. Traffic jams, slow computers, and difficult people won’t disappear as we practice patience. However, patience helps to attune our mental and emotional nature to the most reasonable and effective way for responding to each situation that life presents. The practice of patience enables us to quietly sense our heart’s intuitive directions to guide us in making more effective choices. We invite you to join our Add Heart Call host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath President and CEO, and her guest Charlene Johnson, Nurse Manager of Perinatal Services at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, as they talk about why, in today’s uncertain energetic environment, it’s prime time to increase our patience baseline and make it an essential part of our new norm. Charlene sees patience as a key component of resilience. She will share why patience has been an important quality for her and the people she serves, especially throughout the past year of the pandemic. Deborah will share an exercise we can all use to replace impatience with patience and how, as we replace impatience with inner ease and patience, our responses will play out with more balance, resilience, and clearer discernment. We will close with a heart-focused meditation to add heart to our intention to practice a deeper patience with ourselves and with others over the next month and create a reservoir of heart energy we can each tap into whenever we need a patience booster. More About Our Guest:Charlene Johnson has been with Kaiser Permanente for 20 years. She is passionate about assisting the health care professional in transforming themselves so that they can transform the systems in which they work. She loves to inspire others to discover their purpose and increase their personal effectiveness. As the Nurse Manager of Perinatal Services at Kaiser, she oversees Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and the Special Care Nursery. She is also a Caritas Coach and a HeartMath Certified Trainer for the Northern California region. Charlene was instrumental in co-creating “Enhancing a Culture of Caring,” a four-part series that was rolled out to all the Northern California staff.
Soften the Energetic Environment
May 18 2021
Soften the Energetic Environment
Many philosophers and sages have spoken about the paradox of how what is soft can be strong. Think about water: It is fluid, soft, and yielding, and yet it has the power to overcome anything in its path, even that which appears rigid and hard. Tapping into higher heart qualities that embody both strength and softness allow us to rise up and meet each situation with kindness, care, love, compassion, and more clarity. Our Add Heart® Call host, Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., HeartMath® President and CEO, along with her guest Owen Ward, HeartMath Chief Strategy Officer, will talk about a “softener energetic” and how we can access it to help us find more flexibility and ease through whatever life presents. Many people find while walking on the beach or in the woods or looking at flowers that they are softening the energetic field within themselves, and then many things start to become clear. They access more effective discernment for their next steps. Deborah and Owen will also talk about what it means to soften the energetic environment within and around us—making it easier for others to access their hearts and experience increased clarity and discernment and a deeper connection. As a business executive and parent of two young boys, Owen will share how adding a softener energy helped him better handle business complexities. In addition, through the COVID-19 restriction period of the past year, like millions of other parents, Owen had to balance work with children at home as well as their homeschooling. He’ll share how the softener energy helped him and his family during times of frustration and anxiety. Deborah will share how broadcasting or radiating love is one of quickest ways to soften the energetic environment to improve relationships, reduce mechanical reactions and habits, and have more ease when dealing with health and other personal issues. She will also share how adding a softener helps her and others release themselves from the planetary stress and anxiety waves that many people feel when chaotic events occur around the planet. We will close with a heart-focused meditation to add heart to softening our personal energetic environment and the global energetic field environment. We will also build a reservoir of soft heart energy we can each access as needed during the next month.
Add Heart to Our Planet Earth
Apr 20 2021
Add Heart to Our Planet Earth
How Deepening Our Relationship with Each Other Can Help Heal Earth with special guest, Jude Currivan, Ph.D., co-founder of WholeWorld-View Earth Day is April 22. It’s a special day to honor and appreciate our beautiful planet. Scientific research has confirmed what most of us feel—that we are deeply interconnected with nature and the Earth. Our heart and brain rhythms are influenced by Earth’s rhythms and magnetic fields. Our Add Heart Call host, Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., HeartMath Inc. President, and her guest, Jude Currivan, Ph.D., co-founder of WholeWorld-View and author of the upcoming book Gaia: Her-Story, will talk about why healing our human relationships and loving each other are essential to healing our relationship with the Earth. Earth is constantly giving to us. So how do we reciprocate the energetic care and support we receive from Mother Earth? When we love and care for someone, we celebrate their well-being and are grateful for their gifts. The theme of Earth Day this year is Restore our Earth. Jude and Deborah will talk about how, as we honor our heart connection with Planet Earth, we facilitate humanity in creating a new story. They will share how the practice of intentionally adding heart-coherent energy to the Earth’s energetic fields not only helps us as individuals but uplifts all living beings and the Earth herself. Loving Earth and all her creatures contributes to creating a better world where the power of love can help to energetically heal our human relationships as well. We will close with a heart-focused meditation to energize our personal commitment to adding more heart and gratitude to our beautiful Planet Earth and to healing all our relationships. About our guest:Jude Currivan, Ph.D., is a cosmologist, planetary healer, author, and co-founder of WholeWorld-View. She was previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. She has worked with wisdom keepers of many traditions and holds a Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK, researching ancient cosmologies, and a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University, specializing in cosmology and quantum physics. She is the author of The Cosmic Hologram- In-formation at the Center of Creation, the first book of the Transformation trilogy. She is currently writing book two, Gaia: Her-Story.
The Movement of Heart Awakening
Mar 17 2021
The Movement of Heart Awakening
The heart – it makes us better at every level individually and collectively. While separation, conflict, mistrust, and misunderstanding continue to create chaos within societies and between nations, there’s a stronger force emerging with an even greater momentum – that force is the heart and it’s awakening in millions of people around the world. Increasing numbers of people are experiencing their heart’s stirring and reaching out. For some it’s a quiet pull or nudge to connect and participate, while for others it’s a powerful need to step up and act in ways that facilitate togetherness and meaningful heart-felt connection. Our Add Heart Call host, Deborah Rozman, HeartMath CEO and President, will be joined by Gavin Andrews, Managing Director of HeartMath in the UK and Ireland to talk about a growing heart-directed movement that’s currently happening throughout the world. It’s happening with people who want to connect more with their own heart and with the hearts of others. This is what inspired Gavin to start the “WeAddHeart” initiative, an international momentum of small groups coming together, online, to experience simple but powerful heart-focused meditations and practices. These practices are improving personal health and happiness, while helping participants feel they are energetically playing a part in raising social and global consciousness with the aim of creating greater fairness, understanding and peace between peoples and nations. Deborah and Gavin will discuss their observations of the momentum of heart awakening and how why people’s hearts are saying now is the time to bring our lofty, idealistic dreams of peace and equality down to earth and into reality. People are realizing they have to take a heart stand to do this for themselves, their country and the planet. An outcome of the global pandemic is the recognition that although physically separated we can still come together in the heart online and make a difference with initiatives like WeAddHeart, which provide a platform for accelerated heart awakening and connection. We’ll close with a heart-focused meditation to energize this growing heart awakening and our personal role in this momentum through our deeper care and connection.
Care and Connection
Mar 17 2021
Care and Connection
Reducing separation, divisiveness and fear through the power of the heart From one perspective it may seem as though the human race is more divided than ever. 2020 was a year of events that amplified racial and political separation. And the global pandemic forced much of the world’s population into physical separation, creating divisiveness and fear. These and other global challenges are awakening many more people to the realization that we finally have to cooperate and care more to find solutions. A desire for more caring and cooperative interaction is increasing all over the planet. Deeper compassion, care, kindness and cooperation are powerful energies of love that connect us to each other. Broadcasting or radiating these transformational heart energies into the field of consciousness helps to accelerate the cooperation and unity needed to find solutions. Our understanding of the intelligence and effectiveness of the power of the heart is in its early stages—yet it’s on the rise due to increasing stress and a desperate need for solutions that the mind cannot deliver without the heart. During this month’s Add Heart Call, our host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath President and CEO, and her guest Claudia Welss, Chairman of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, will talk about the global movement toward deeper care and connection. They will share ways we can each broadcast or radiate love into the energetic field environment to create more care and connection in our personal lives and help the planet at the same time. You’ll also hear about a growing global initiative that is empowering people to connect with their hearts and the hearts of others—to live more fully from the heart and to add more heart to the world. We’ll close with a heart-focused meditation to add heart to deeper care and connection and to our personal commitments for greater compassion and love.
Help Raise the Planetary Vibration
Mar 17 2021
Help Raise the Planetary Vibration
Most of us have experienced being near someone whose energetic vibration or presence helped us feel more comfortable and at ease. Now, research is helping to explain how our vibrational energies, especially our moods and emotions affect others, as well as this discovery’s implications for humanity. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when virtual meetings and physical distancing are expressions of care, new research is indicating how we can energetically support and lift each other’s vibrations and the planetary vibration even though we are apart. Join Deborah Rozman and her guest, HeartMath Institute Director of Research Rollin McCraty, PhD, who will discuss exciting research findings on how heart-to-heart synchronization can occur between people located miles apart and without phone or online contact. They will also discuss new findings on how our heart’s rhythms can synchronize with the resonant frequencies in the Earth’s magnetic fields. One implication of this interconnectivity research is that synchronized heart energy can potentially help raise the planetary vibration and lift human consciousness. Rollin McCraty will also talk about how collective heart-focused intention (such as what we may help create in these Add Heart Calls) might foster a reservoir of coherent heart energy that can redirect planetary consciousness toward harmonious solutions. We will close with a heart-focused meditation to energize our intentions to add more heart to increase our personal and social coherence, and help raise the planetary vibration.