Mindfulness Mode

Bruce Langford

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The Best Way Out Is Always Through; Joze Piranian
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The Best Way Out Is Always Through; Joze Piranian
Joze Piranian is a lifelong stutterer turned Forbes and TED-featured Global Speaker on Resilience & Inclusion. Born and raised in Lebanon, Joze avoided speaking for more than 25 years out of fear of being judged for being different. Then, everything changed. He won the Inspirational Speaker of the Year, delivered 5 TEDx talks, and performed stand-up comedy on 3 continents and in 4 languages. Joze has since given talks at the United Nations Google, Tesla, Dell, TikTok, Deloitte, and BCG. With more than 3 000 000 views on Goalcast, Joze has also been featured in ABC, NowThis, Some Good News, and CBC. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.jozepiranian.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jozepiranian/IG: @YesWayJoze Most Influential Person Russell Brand Effect on Emotions More mindfulness has allowed me to press the pause button and create space for myself between the stimulus and the response. Thoughts on Breathing I use a breathing technique to control my stutter. On the other hand, I also practice different types of breathwork whether it is Wim Hof or conscious, connected breathing. In fact, I'll have to connect you with John Mensa who was a fantastic breathwork teacher. And, of course, traditional mindfulness meditation also incorporates a lot of mindful breathing. Suggested Resources Book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. SingerApp: Calm App: Nike Running App (Combining mindfulness with running) Bullying Story I wish mindfulness had been taught when I was in school. It would have made an enormous difference because I've lost count of the number of times I would go back home to my room, just feeling absolutely awful about what had happened at school. I felt belittled and I felt so small.So the way that mindfulness would have had a tremendous impact is by reminding me that I am not the feelings I'm having. I'm not the thoughts that I'm having. The mere fact that these are entities that I am having implies separation between the ‘I', and what is being felt and being experienced. Having that healthy ability to observe rather than identify and react would indeed have allowed me to feel what I needed to feel in a healthier way, as opposed to going for avoidance as my MO. Related Episodes Be Reconnected To Your Forgotten Intuition; Marci MobergLive An Educated Life; Jellis Vaes Motivating The Unmotivated; Life Pulse Inc Founder, Matt Granados 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 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
The Profit of Kindness; Jill Lublin
4d ago
The Profit of Kindness; Jill Lublin
Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Publicity, Networking, Kindness, and Referrals. She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed…Get Referrals (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic. Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 25 years of experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media. Jill teaches a virtual Publicity Crash Course, and consults and speaks all over the world. She has spoken on many stages with luminaries such as Tony Robbins. Jill also leads an intentional kindness community. Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift and jilllublin.com Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.jilllublin.comPodcast: The Jill Lublin ShowBook: The Profit of Kindness: How to Influence Others, Establish Trust, and Build Lasting Business RelationshipsBook: Get Noticed… Get Referrals: Build Your Client Base and Your Business by Making a Name For Yourself Most Influential Person Ram Dass Effect on Emotions Mindfulness helps contain my emotions, helps manage them, and keeps them more even. Thoughts on Breathing I noticed if I start feeling anxious or something scares me, I'll take four breaths in and four breaths out. The other thing that helps me is to take a breath in and then exhale, as long as I can. Suggested Resources Book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael SingerBook: The Profit of Kindness: How to Influence Others, Establish Trust, and Build Lasting Business Relationships by Jill LublinBook: Get Noticed… Get Referrals: Build Your Client Base and Your Business by Making a Name For Yourself by Jill LublinApp: CalmApp: Soaak Bullying Story I remember being bullied all through being a kid and I think part of it is because of my curly hair. That was the style then I had freckles I had these ugly glasses; just things that were not helping me be at my best.I remember kids saying mean things about my brother's name, Jack. So, Jack and Jill; I heard all kinds of versions of the nursery rhyme.I had a definite incident of inappropriate sexual contact. And that was really upsetting, where I felt like I couldn't even go to school like I'd be looked at.I had my share of feeling bullied, feeling insecure, feeling threatened. I think in my life, there have been many moments of feeling bullied, feeling insecure, feeling unsafe, feeling taunted, feeling teased, which might be slightly different than being taunted.The point is, part of children's messiness is a certain meanness. Now, here's my hope and excitement for the future and the present; I believe fully that children now are much more conscious and more mindful. Related Episodes Art Activities For Busy People; Cynthia HaukSurround Yourself With Positive People says Danny ‘Godfree’ Pena of GamerTag Radio Use Mindfulness To Be Self-Aware With Your People Suggests Videographer Matt Peet 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Releasing Dis-ease With Awareness; Ann Hince
Jan 19 2023
Releasing Dis-ease With Awareness; Ann Hince
Ann Hince is a professional speaker, author & spiritual teacher. Ann can show the way from Inner Turmoil to Inner Peace. In the process, as dis-ease is released, our bodies can move more into alignment. When Ann was 19, she woke one morning to find her mother dead in her bathroom. Twenty years later, the tears from that trauma were still just under the surface. Ann found a simple technique that helped her release these emotions – but she went further and can now put her awareness inside her body – and has changed the bone structure of her skull and grown ½ an inch at age 55. Ann has found that seeking out our truth, what we truly feel, and accepting those feelings, is the key to inner peace. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.annhince.comBook: A Pathway to Insight: Re-capture your childhood buzz by Ann Hince Most Influential Person Gary Craig Effect on Emotions I now notice my emotions and don't get caught in them. Most of us get caught up in our emotions. Now I can stand back and say, okay, okay, look at me; I'm getting frustrated, I'm getting angry, or I can feel that physical aspect of the emotion deep inside. So it's very different than what it used to be. Thoughts on Breathing I wouldn't call them techniques, more tools, breathe breath is definitely part of what happens along this journey. With feeling the feelings, they will hold my breath, while I'm feeling that tension, because I believe it's kind of been stored in that part of the breath where I can feel the tension. And when it releases, there is a huge intake of breath, which I believe is almost like the soul seating a little bit further into the body and becoming a little bit more grounded. And I do use it.That's another thing I do if I find tension inside and the connective tissue which is too tight; I can't release it with focused attention. Then I will blow through it. They will blow slowly through my mouth, imagining that I'm blowing through that tension in the connective tissue and it will help it release. Suggested Resources Book: A Pathway to Insight: Re-capture your childhood buzz by Ann HinceBook: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael SingerBook: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David Hawkins Bullying Story The boy that was bullying me, I just hate what he did. I just hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it, I would have got that energy out of me so that I became peaceful inside. Because I believe we're a signal.So if I had held that energy inside of me, that frustration, that annoyance, that disgust with them; that's part of my signal. And I would have attracted again, and again and again. And I did, it went on for two years. And if I had brought myself back to peace each night, then I believe over time, the bullying would have stopped because I would have been a different signal. Related Episodes Calmness, Certainty, and Unshakable Inner Security Now; Hale DwoskinBuilding Peace Into Parenting; Nellie Harden Natural Nootropics to Enhance Meditation & Calm Your Mind; David Tomen 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Frugality Isn’t Another F-Word; Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni
Jan 16 2023
Frugality Isn’t Another F-Word; Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni
Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni are co-hosts of the top-rated Frugal Friends Podcast. With over 200 episodes and more than 2.5 million downloads, Frugal Friends is changing the way the world thinks about frugality. Jen uses her background in financial journalism to seek topics that help people overcome impulse spending and reach their financial goals. Jill is a licensed clinical social worker who dissects the source of behaviors that cause trauma with money. Together they’re helping people become better stewards of their money, time, space, and natural resources. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.frugalfriendspodcast.comPodcast: Frugal Friends PodcastBook: The No-Spend Challenge Guide: How to Stop Spending Money Impulsively, Pay off Debt Fast, & Make Your Finances Fit Your DreamsBook: Meal Planning on a Budget: Save Money on Groceries, Master Meal Prep, & Reduce Food Waste to Reach Financial Freedom Most Influential Person Her grandmother Effect on Emotions Mindfulness has definitely helped me keep a broad perspective and grace for all kinds of people and all kinds of ways of thinking. Because when you are so wrapped up in yourself, it's hard to live outside of that bubble. But when you can take the time to be mindful, you open yourself up to other points of view. Thoughts on Breathing I have to live every day to breathe. I think, especially with the background I have, the clients that I care for something like breathing, and grounding techniques, something that can be implemented wherever we are. We don't have to have special tools or a tool belt to be able to implement an effective coping strategy and breathing we carry with us everywhere we go.And so whether it's a stressful situation or a financial decision I'm making in the store, when I need to be present in the moment, I ground myself. Oftentimes, deep breathing techniques are what I go to at that moment to help gain clarity. Suggested Resources Book: I Will Teach You to Be Rich: The Journal: No Complicated Math. No More Procrastinating. Design Your Rich Life Today.App: Calm Bullying Story I think as the frugality podcast in the personal finance world, we can definitely get picked on because it's much sexier to talk about investing and side hustling and entrepreneurship. And many people dump on frugality, because of its correlation to a scarcity mindset.I definitely like my life's work and my passion for helping bullied people. But we have to understand that everybody is in their own place and on their own journey. You have to realize that frugality is for everyone, but you have to be in a place for it. Related Episodes Live True With Authenticity; Ora NadrichYour Success Insights With Dr. Richard Shuster Grasping The Emotion of Trauma; David Richman 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Be The Leader They Want To Follow; Tressa Yonekawa Bundren
Jan 12 2023
Be The Leader They Want To Follow; Tressa Yonekawa Bundren
Tressa Yonekawa Bundren will disrupt your life in the best ways. She is an award-winning mindset, leadership, and relationship keynote speaker and facilitator. Her university degrees and lifelong interests have led to over twenty years of specializing in expanding and elevating neuro-cognitive leadership behavior and connection skills for critical relationship dynamics. She is a multi-million dollar medical staffing corporation founder and leadership consultancy co-founder, mom of girls from the foster-adoption system, autism services specialist, and international author. You can reach her at TressaSpeaks.com Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: TressaSpeaks.comBook: Listen Leader: How To Be The Leader We Want To Follow (Upcoming this Spring 2023) Most Influential Person Steve Sims Effect on Emotions I have choices every single day that I get to make, in better ways, because I get present. Am I ever triggered? But far less often, and in far less, like harmful, self-harmful, and otherwise harmful ways in the world? Thoughts on Breathing Let's all just take a breath together. What difference does it make in our lives in the world? It can change everything. When I've been in an argument with my partner, one thing that he's done that has been profound is he'll just stop and open his palms toward me and say, I just love you. And it's hard to scream into that void of love and calm and breath. Suggested Resources App: Calm Bullying Story The instance that I remember so vividly of being bullied as a child was riding the bus home, and there was an older boy who just always was alone. And he would like to throw things at those of us who were younger and kind of push us over and tell us to get out of the seat, that that was his seat. And he lived out close to me. So we would drop him off first and then head to my house. And one day, like, I could just see that he was sad.And I was like,  are you okay? And not, not from a place of being in his face, but just like, I'm concerned about you. Are you okay? And he stopped. And he never bullied anybody on that bus. Again. He didn't say a word.That's the power and I learned really young that, that if we can be compassionate, does it always work? No. But does it work? A lot of times, if somebody doesn't feel that they're like onstage or trying to save face, or, you know, that kind of thing, if we can just have that moment of connection, it makes us both human. It lets that person know that we see them. Related Episodes Live An Educated Life; Jellis VaesBreathwork To Upscale Your Life; Samantha Skelly Mindful Travel from a Luxury Lifestyle Specialist; Shane Mahoney 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
The Mindfulness Of Learning
Jan 9 2023
The Mindfulness Of Learning
Learning and mindfulness are closely related. Some of the benefits of learning new skills and new ideas are:  it gives you motivation, helps beat boredom, boosts confidence, keeps you healthy, helps you be flexible, can benefit others, and learning can boost your happiness levels. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Here are 7 Ways Learning New Skills or New Concepts Can Help You: 1/ Learning Feels Good Wordle and similar puzzles have become incredibly popular. This is because we enjoy learning and love the rush of adrenaline when we succeed at solving a puzzle or accomplishing a challenging task. Allow yourself to enjoy these kinds of winning experiences. The good feeling can be shared when we get together and play games with family and friends. There are more and more games being created every year, and they can help us satisfy a particular human need. Three new games came into our home this Christmas, and every one of them contributed to this feeling of pleasure as I learned how to play them with my family and friends. 2/ Creates New Neuropathways When you are learning something new, does it feel like your brain is using extra resources? Do you feel as though your brain is using more energy than normal? That feeling is what results from new neuropathways being carved out in your brain. We’ve been hearing about this concept for quite a while now, and you can test it out for yourself by learning a new skill, a game, or solving challenging puzzles. Pay particular attention to how your brain feels as you are learning this new material. I think you’ll agree, it’s important to give your brain new challenges every day. 3/ A New Perspective On Life When I was 37 years old, I decided I wanted to learn downhill skiing. This was a skill I had always admired, and now I was determined to be a downhill skier myself. Not only was this an exciting venture, but it definitely gave me a new perspective on life. Standing at the top of a long, steep hill, and looking down at the valley where I would be skiing, gave me a completely new perspective on life. As I became better at skiing, I was aware that I began to feel different about my life. I felt more confident and more accomplished. This feeling drifted over to other aspects of my life as well. I was having more fun and had more to look forward to as I planned future skiing trips and even short skiing adventures. 4/ Staves Off Senility I believe that keeping your mind active and robust is one way to help stave off senility. My great-grandmother and my grandfather both lived well into their 90s, and I can remember my grandfather always making an effort to learn new things, he had a great sense of humor and was always conversing with nurses, support workers, and visitors after he moved to a nursing home. I frequently played favorite songs for him on my accordion, and he was always eager to learn all about what was happening in my life. He was curious and was constantly learning new things. 5/ Creates A Winning Mindset Being a lifetime learner can help you live with a winning mindset. Everything is perspective. Some people find it easy to focus on the negative and be immersed in a lot of bad news. It’s one thing to be a realist and be aware of what’s happening in the world, but when you focus too much on the negative, it can take over your outlook. Having a doomsday outlook doesn’t feel good for most of us. I’d prefer to choose to learn new skills and fresh ideas every day because I believe that contributes to a winning mindset. 6/ Helps Combat Depression If you are suffering from depression, please see a professional. My mention of depression here is not referring to clinical depression, but instead that state where you feel down, discouraged, and you generally lack motivation. For me, there is nothing better than setting out to learn a new skill when I’m feeling down. Sometimes I have to give myself a huge push to make it happen, but once I do, I feel a lot better and am happy that I gave myself that necessary shove in order to move into a better place. I’m well aware that sometimes it feels impossible to do what I’m describing, but hang in there. Keep moving forward. Listen to podcasts, read books, learn crafts or how to cook a new recipe, or even write a journal entry. These are only a few examples of how to use learning and mindfulness as a way to stay on top of things and move forward. 7/ Increases Connections To Others I notice that when I get discouraged, I feel like I want to crawl into a hole and hide. I have to fight that urge and force myself to get out and be with people. At the same time, learning new skills gets me motivated to reach out to others. As a result, I feel more upbeat, and my life is more satisfying. How about you? Is this true for you? I’d like to hear from you as to whether you believe that learning new skills increases your connections to others. I’ve found this to be true when I travel to conferences, and not only am I learning new information, but I get excited about meeting all kinds of new people. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com – Let me know if you believe that learning new skills increases your connections to others. I’d love to have you share some examples that I can mention on the show.   Suggested Resources Book: Bernstein: A Biography by Gebundene AusgabeBook: The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin Related Episodes Learn How To Shift; Amy ScruggsSink Into The Space of Mindfulness With Sheikh Get Wired For Joy and Broadcast Your Happiness Explains Michelle Gielen 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
The Upside of Downsizing; Matt Paxton
Jan 5 2023
The Upside of Downsizing; Matt Paxton
Matt Paxton is one of the top downsizing and decluttering experts in the country. He is the host of the 2-time Emmy nominated series Legacy List with Matt Paxton on PBS and was a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS for 15 seasons. Matt is also the author of the best-selling book, Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff. Paxton started cleaning out houses after his father, step-father and both grandfathers died in the same year, and this is the reason Matt has been working with families struggling with hoarding and downsizing for 20 years. Matt appears regularly as a public speaker, television guest, and radio personality helping families and companies find the upside of downsizing. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife and 7 kids. Yes, 7 children. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.MyLegacyList.comBook: Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life by Matt Paxton Most Influential Person His Dad Effect on Emotions Compassion, it's all about compassion. It's all I just see the other side now. Thoughts on Breathing Getting my sons to breathe well is important. When they get upset, just deep, deep breathing and slow down. Pause. Deep breathing.I say, stop, and I put the horse blinders on. We take them to the other room, and I pull them out of the situation because we have nine people now, and we get a very quiet space. And I look at them as they look me in the eye. Deep breaths and it just brings it down quickly without elevation. Suggested Resources Book: Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life By Matt PaxtonApp: Calm Bullying Story I have seven kids. So bullying is a big issue for me. Take it with hoarders, too. A lot of my hoarders are made fun of constantly. I was on a TV show that put a mental health disorder on television. There's an ethical dilemma right there from the beginning. And so when I tell a reminder, guys, we gave everybody therapy, we would give them a year of therapy on the back end. And if the TV show didn't pay for that therapy, I don't think it would be an ethical show, honestly.And so why I'm saying this for the bullying question is what hoarding did for me was it really forced me, at an extreme level, to be super compassionate and understand why the person behaves the way they do. There's always a reason someone behaves the way they behave. Related Episodes Drive Using Mindfulness; Learn How With Solan McCleanGetting Centered and Wiping the Mind Clean with Greg Zuffelato A Mindful Path To A Clean-Energy Future; Jeane Manning 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life
Cultivating Financial Intimacy; Hannah Koenig
Jan 2 2023
Cultivating Financial Intimacy; Hannah Koenig
Hannah Koenig is a business and financial educator, speaker, and founder of The Lead Well Summit. Her work is centered around helping entrepreneurial leaders build wealth and become well-resourced by cultivating financial stability, sovereignty, and sustainability. Hannah has been featured in Forbes, NPR, Thrive Global, Woman Entrepreneur, CBS, NBC, and more. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.leadwellsummit.com/ Most Influential Person Her grandmother Effect on Emotions Mindfulness has taught me to honor my emotions and to be able to just feel them and to be with them even when it's uncomfortable. Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is like a life force, the breath and the awareness of the breath and the time spent. Intentionally breathing enriches my experience of being alive. Suggested Resources Book: The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age By John HeiderApp: Insight Timer Bullying Story I grew up below the poverty line. We were on food stamps as kids and we did our back-to-school shopping at the only thrift store in town. It was a very small town and on bag day, which means for $1 you can fill up an entire grocery bag full of clothes, which meant I was wearing my peer's clothes to school, and I remember being teased about that. I don't know if we're in fourth or fifth grade.And I think mindfulness would have given me the ability to realize that there wasn't anything wrong with me. And that the person who was teasing me, you know, that was their own projection and their own story. Related Episodes Mindful Money Abundance with Morgana RaeReboot Your Mind So Money Will Flow; Nana Jokura Become Money Fit With Mindfulness; Todd Christensen 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Break The Cycle of Uncertainty; Becca Ribbing
Dec 29 2022
Break The Cycle of Uncertainty; Becca Ribbing
Becca Ribbing is the author of The Clarity Journal and has been a coach for over a decade. She's on a mission to help people break out of the cycles of uncertainty and struggle that hold them back. She helps women going back and forth with the big, seemingly endless question of what to do next—so they can stop going around in circles and finally figure out what they truly want and create the clarity and momentum they crave. So many people find themselves stuck and unsure of their direction. Using journaling prompts and helping people become more honest with themselves, she moves her readers forward gently and empowers them to embrace their strengths while letting go of any negative self-talk that has held them back in the past. She's been on many podcasts, including “What To Read Next” and “Say Yes.” Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.beccaribbing.comBook: The Clarity Journal by Becca Ribbing Most Influential Person That 13 year old girl Effect on Emotions I think my emotions have helped me be aware. The thing that helped me do the most is to apologize because if we can be mindful about what we're doing, we can't always control our emotions.However, we can always control our response to them, at least after the fact, and make sure that we repair them. Break The Cycle Thoughts on Breathing As someone who has a perpetually stuffy nose, I think this is where we get into adults have a lot of rules for breathing. And it is okay if you have a deviated septum or if you have allergies like you don't need to do it, quote, unquote in order to do it right for you. Suggested Resources Book: Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young BuddhistsApp: YouTube Bullying Story I homeschooled my son for a couple of years and when I first started homeschooling him, what everyone would say is; how is he going to make friends? How is he going to socialize? That's what I thought of when you thought of homeschooling.They knew my kid was a social butterfly. The question everyone asked me was, how was he going to learn to deal with difficult people?  Break The CycleThey may be in bullying situations, like in the most extreme, but they are not being treated well. They could be in a bad situation and for that nine months are gonna be stuck with that teacher they don't like and who doesn't like them. Then it changes, or it doesn't.Because if it's a kid, and you just happen to be in that class again next year, then we're actually teaching kids that they don't have control over it. I see adults playing this out over and over and over again. Break The Cycle Related Episodes Mindfulness in Motion; Nita SweeneyJournaling Can Turn Our Adversity Into A Heightened State of Mindfulness; Kim Ades Journaling To Manifest Your Best Life; Nathaniel A. Turner Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a life coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Sentiments Of An Award-Winning Writer; Jennifer Steil
Dec 26 2022
Sentiments Of An Award-Winning Writer; Jennifer Steil
Jennifer Steil is the author of Exile Music, which won the Grand Prize in the Eyelands 2020 Book Awards; the Multicultural and Historical novel International Book Awards; and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Lesbian Fiction Award and the Bisexual Book Award. Previous books include The Ambassador’s Wife, which won the 2013 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Best Novel award, the 2016 Phillip McMath Post Publication book award, and was a finalist for the Bisexual Book Award and the Lascaux Novel Award., and The Woman Who Fell From the Sky. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.jennifersteil.netBook: The Ambassador's Wife: A NovelBook: Exile Music: A NovelBook: The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Woman's Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth Most Influential Person Glennon Doyle Effect on Emotions I suppose I'm less anxious, I'm more able to ground myself in moments of panic, whatever I'm panicking about. So I think it helps me be less reactive and less defensive. Thoughts on Breathing I was kidnapped at gunpoint when six months pregnant. And it was yoga breathing that saved me and my daughter. And I remind her, every time she makes fun of me when I'm doing yoga, I say yoga saved your life, which is breathing saved your life because it helped me. Sentiments Of An Award-Winning WriterBecause of the stress of that situation, I was having premature contractions. And I was worried I was about to lose her. And so I had to calm down. It was a matter of life or death. I didn't know that the only way I knew how to calm myself down is breathing. Suggested Resources Book: The Ambassador's Wife: A NovelBook: Exile Music: A NovelBook: The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Woman's Adventures in the Oldest City on EarthApp: Calm Bullying Story My daughter has actually had a terrible time in three different schools with bullying. And I felt quite powerless to help. We got the school involved, we got teachers involved, and yet, it didn't help.I would love to hear your thoughts on how to help a child who's in that situation, I think, when I was growing up, I never listened to the word bullying. We just didn't talk about it that way. When I look back at my childhood, I was not a popular child, I had no social skills. I was bookish, I was awkward. And people made fun of me a lot.I remember in the girl's room in third grade, girls climbing over the top of the stall to make fun of me, on the toilet. They make up rhymes about me on the playground. In seventh grade, they made fun of me, because I did well in school, which was not a popular thing to do. I mean, one positive thing I see in my daughter's schools is actually the most popular kids also are the ones who work the hardest. And I'm like that was not the case. When I was little, it was cool to be a slacker. It was not fantastic to work hard. Related Episodes Build Better Relationships With Author Bryan FalchukThe Way Of Effortless Mindfulness With Author Loch Kelly Hope For Recovery With Author Hope Andersen 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 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life
Self-Actualization Through Mindfulness; Nicholas Gregoriades
Dec 22 2022
Self-Actualization Through Mindfulness; Nicholas Gregoriades
Nicolas Gregoriades is a South African grappler who was the first jiu jitsu practitioner to have been promoted to black belt by the legendary Roger Gracie. Gregoriades is an accomplished competitor in the sport of BJJ, being also one of the founders of the “Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood”, a community/association with affiliates all around the globe. Nicolas Gregoriades was also part of “London Real,” a successful online podcast, having since left LR to join Digital Communion. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.coachnicg.comPodcast: Nicholas Gregoriades Show Book: Aligned: The Modern Man's Guide to Health, Wealth & Freedom Most Influential Person Osho Effect On Emotions I'm very emotional and very passionate. It may not seem like it now because it's after lunch and my energies are dropping a little bit. But generally I'm extremely emotional. I love very intensely but I also hurt very intensely. And having a mindfulness practice is just the way to regulate and to cope with my emotions and to be able to separate myself from them.I realize that these feelings that I'm experiencing aren't necessarily me. I can create a bit of space between myself and them, and ultimately that will allow them to dissipate in the process. Thoughts on Breathing The breath is the bridge between the body and the mind and some say between the physical and the metaphysical, the finite and the infinite. I work with several breathwork practices. Every morning, I do a breathwork practice.I do the Kundalini Breath of Fire for 11 minutes, and I find that practice energizes my body and also changes my mental state. And I think that the key thing is that your breath and your mental state are inextricably linked. If one changes, then the other usually changes.So if you're in your head and panicking, if you slow your breath down, generally it changes that as well. So those are my thoughts on the importance of breathing. Self-Actualization  Suggested Resources Book: Aligned: The Modern Man's Guide to Health, Wealth & FreedomBook: Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously By OshoBook: UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of EntrepreneurshipBook: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on ItApp: Insight Timer Bullying Story I don't want to say there were many instances when I was bullied as a kid, there were a few instances where I was a bully. I did this very interesting exercise the other day in which I wrote down everything that I've held against myself or that I'm holding against myself. Everything as far back as I could go, starting with stealing this kid's pocket knife when I was six. There was a whole list of things all the way up until now.The thing that I found that was very interesting is, once I made that list, the next step in this exercise was to forgive myself one by one for all of these things. Self-Actualization I realized there were a few things that I was holding quite a strong resentment for towards several people in my life. There were incidents that had transpired in our relationships. When I looked at this list, I saw that all three of those things were similar to other things I had done to other people in the past. And the reason that I was holding on to these resentments and was unable to forgive those people was because I was unable to forgive myself for the same thing. Self-Actualization So I think if I had been a more mindful person when I was younger, I don't think I would have attracted that kind of energy from others. That is because I wouldn't have felt like a victim. Secondly, if I had attracted it, I would have been able to let it go more quickly; just to let that negative set of emotions go. I would have been able to process those emotions and let them dissipate. Self-Actualization  Related Episodes Rising Above Trauma With Dr. Lin MorelMyung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation with Dr. Jenelle Kim 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Sex and Consciousness; Heather Shannon
Dec 19 2022
Sex and Consciousness; Heather Shannon
Heather Shannon is a Certified Sex Therapist who helps motivated clients to discover their sexual selves and deepen their intimate connections. She and her staff have helped thousands of clients with sex and relationships over the last 11+ years of her private practice. Heather has appeared in The Daily Beast, Hustler Magazine, and on podcasts such as The Horny Housewife for her expertise on sexuality and is a Sex and Relationship expert for the Peanut app, which serves over 2.5M women across all stages of life. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.heathershannon.co/ Most Influential Person Eckhart Tolle Effect on Emotions I will be really honest, this is still a work in progress for me. I noticed that I'm a lot kinder to myself about certain emotions. And then I also noticed that there are other emotions where I can beat myself up still. Then I'm just noticing the judgment that's still there. And like, okay, like, this is still here. This is something that, I can still work on, but then it's almost like not judging myself for the judgment. So can be a few layers there. Thoughts on Breathing That's a good one. Because I do think breath can help us a lot with sex. Oftentimes, in bed or not, we can kind of tense up and almost be holding our breath. And a lot of people tend to do that leading to orgasm, especially if you're somebody who maybe struggles with orgasm. Try deep breathing, try relaxing your muscles a little bit, and just see how the energy flows with that. Sex and ConsciousnessBut with me, I've done all sorts of different breathing. I've done some, like Holotropic breathwork workshops that I've attended. I've gone through periods where I do the Wim Hof YouTube video in the morning. Dr. Andrew Weil has the 4-7-8 breathing technique for relaxation. Sex I noticed when I'm stressed, my breathing is more shallow and tense. And it's like a clue to me, like a signal that I can relax a little more. Suggested Resources Book: No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems ModelDr. Andrew Weil The 4-7-8 Breathing TechniqueApp: Dipsea Stories App: Quinn Bullying Story I've seen this more than once, where one partner is kind of pestering, coercing or manipulating their partner to have sex with them. Now that you're kind of bringing mindfulness to it. I actually think that's a huge component because one of the main reasons I got into sex therapy is because I think the way the culture is, there's a lot of shame and stigma around certain aspects of sexuality. Sex and ConsciousnessIt could actually think male, bisexuality is one of those. I think there's a lot of men who have interest in some other men, but you know, are kind of told like, No, you're either gay or straight. There's no woman who can be bisexual. So I think that when there's an area of shame or stigma, or when someone's feeling hurt, and rejected, and maybe doesn't have the capacity, or the training or the skill set to be with that because I think mindfulness is a lot of that is being with whatever your experience is, they kind of gets more emotionally reactive. Sex and ConsciousnessAnd I think that's where sexual bullying can come in. So I think if people are able to develop the capacity to accept themselves, to not judge their own sexuality, to not take their partner's maybe lack of interest personally, and you just see that, like, that's what's going on in their mind, you know, looking away that has nothing to do with you. And to process any hurt that you have without judging it. I think that's huge.So I feel like when you do that, it really frees you up to have great sexual communication, which is, you know, another topic on my early podcast. Because it's key, it's like, if you can communicate well about sex, you're gonna probably have a pretty good sex life. Related Episodes Modern Spirituality with Ben DeckerDon’t Let This Habit Steal Your Life; Roman Mironov Rediscover Your Sexuality; Dr. Jane Guyn 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Changing Moods In A Single Beat; Wayne Altman
Dec 15 2022
Changing Moods In A Single Beat; Wayne Altman
Wayne Altman currently owns multiple online businesses all designed to enrich the lives of his customers and his community. His latest initiative is Melody Clouds, a subscription relaxation website and app with 8000 hours of Solfeggio, Binaural Beats, Guided Meditation, and 16,967 audiobooks all designed to relax and educate its subscribers at a price point other services just will not touch. Wayne has determined that the healing and beneficial effects of this technology should be available to everyone who wants it. So, Melody Clouds is translated into over 100 languages, and its membership spans across the globe. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.melodyclouds.com Most Influential Person Charlie Word – His Sunday school teacher Effect on Emotions Empathy? Being empathetic to someone; you have no idea what they're going through or what may seem like negativity or what may seem like bullying. Put yourself in the other person's position.  Changing Moods Thoughts on Breathing Keep doing it. The minute you stop that activity, they are really in trouble. And you know what? I had a very good commander in the military that always said, when the bullets are incoming, the first thing I like to do is close my eyes and take a deep breath. I thought wow. Like, remember to take a deep breath.Take a deep breath and relax and then go about doing exactly what it is you need to do. Don't panic is really the message there. Changing Moods Suggested Resources Book: Any Finance BookApp: Melody Clouds Bullying Story I was bullied in high school by a guy and he won't mind me sharing the story because it's actually pretty funny. Years later, he was the one that was actually being bullied. He tried to put that off on me and I wouldn't have it. Changing MoodsA very good friend of mine lost his child at eight years old to bullying. Oh my gosh, yeah. Anyway, my kids know, not only do they not bully other kids, they don't witness it either without getting themselves involved. So, just as a word for everybody out there; I don't put up with it at all. Changing Moods Related Episodes Emotional Intelligence 4 Change With Robin HillsEmotional & Energetic Intelligence For Fulfillment; Simon Lovell Grasping The Emotion of Trauma; David Richman 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Embrace Peace This Season
Dec 12 2022
Embrace Peace This Season
Embrace Peace is the topic for today. What are we truly searching for? Is it happiness, joy, bliss, or maybe it’s comfort, elation, or satisfaction? The meanings of a lot of those words overlap. I don’t feel like it’s normal to feel blissful all the time. Bliss is at the high end of the happiness scale. Then there’s contentment and peace and calm. That’s at a different place on the happiness scale. I believe, for most people, being calm and focused is part of being happy. I also think being calm and focused is part of having inner peace. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify What Are We Searching For? During the holiday season, we hear a lot about peace. We notice the word in songs and movies and just as an expression when someone says, they just want to experience some peace in their lives. Peace comes from within. As we learn how to find happiness and joy, we start to realize that inner peace is at the root of all the good feelings we’re looking for. After interviewing over 750 guests for Mindfulness Mode, some common themes have started to become obvious. One of those themes is that if I am living with contempt for myself, at any level, it negatively affects everything about my life. It certainly affects how I treat others and how good I feel about my life. Love Yourself? I’m sure you’ve heard people say that ‘to truly love others, you have to love yourself’. When I first heard that, I thought it sounded strange, and I realize I’m not the only one who had this reaction. Whether you call it ‘loving yourself’, or ‘being positive about who you are’, or ‘avoiding self-bullying’, all of those perspectives are similar. To move towards a happier, more peaceful life, it’s necessary to start liking yourself, or loving yourself, as the phrase indicates. One of the ways to start feeling more positive towards yourself is to feel and show compassion as much as possible, in as many circumstances as possible. One of my mantras is centred around seeing everyone and everything, with compassion. It’s easy to be compassionate about family members you love, or even random strangers. But try having compassionate thoughts about someone who hates you or has inflicted harm on you. That’s when it becomes really challenges and requires daily practice. Embrace Compassion Once you can start to feel compassion even towards the most difficult people and situations, you will start to have more kind thoughts about yourself. If there is someone in the world who hates you, remember that the hate they hold is about them, not about you. This is easy for me to say, but not as easy to truly grasp and live by if someone in your life hates you. A person who holds hate is filled with inner hate themselves and they don’t have any idea how to find inner peace and happiness because they are so filled with anger and hate. What About Grief? Let’s talk about grief. Grief can be overwhelming and can make you feel like there is no hope. Grief has to be embraced and we have to live with the pain and experience the darkness that grief brings. Some people sink deeply into their grief and take months or years to come out the other side. Other people can experience grief for less time and then move forward. You’ve heard guests on the show talk about feeling the pain and moving toward the pain instead of trying to resist it. When you try to resist the pain, it lasts longer and can be more intense. Zig Ziggler was know to say, ‘What you resist, persists’. Feeling Sad? During this holiday season, you’ll hear all kinds of happy reminders of the season, including sleigh bells, cheerful song lyrics, partying, happy celebrations. Does all this ‘happiness’ make you sad or bring you down? That’s not unusual. You share this trait with hundreds and thousands of people. Notice how you are feeling in your body about this happiness around you. Does it make you angry? Does it cause hurt and pain somewhere in your body? Narrow down the area of your body where you feel this pain and anguish. Close your eyes and think about the pain and anger in your body that is related to the happiness of the season you’re constantly being reminded of. Body Scan Now narrow that feeling down even more. Is it in your neck or shoulders? Is it in your chest? Maybe it’s in your gut or your lower back, or your knees. Do you feel an ache? Take the time to do a body scan. Go to a safe, quiet place, close your eyes and begin to notice how you feel in each area of your body. Start with your head, your forehead, and your temples. Then move down your body and be aware of any pain or discomfort in each body location. You can repeat this practice until you are aware of where the most pain resides in your body. If you meditate, this can be part of your meditation practice. You will become more and more aware of where the most pain and anger reside in your body. Allow yourself to move toward the pain. Embrace what your body is experiencing and focus on it. Wishing You Peace Spend time with others who have this sense of peace that I’m talking about. You’ll experience this in animals as well as humans. Other beings can be very calming and comfortable to be around, or some can have the opposite effect. Put some effort into being around those who are calm and peaceful and you’ll start feeling more calm and peaceful as well. As we move through December, I wish you the very deepest level of peace that you can possible achieve, whatever PEACE means to you. It may be happiness, a form of bliss, a feeling of calmness or focus, but more than anything, I wish you peace.   Suggested Resources Book: The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace by Jack KornfieldBook: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh Related Episodes The Path To Kindness; James CrewsHow To Live From The Heart; Nanette Hucknall Ditch Your Headtrash; Renie Cavallari 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 ‘Transition' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Be Everywhere All At Once; Dr. Barrett Matthews
Dec 8 2022
Be Everywhere All At Once; Dr. Barrett Matthews
Dr. Barrett Matthews, aka the Media Boss, is a man on a mission to help speakers, coaches, authors, and thought leaders to get to those global clients who want to pay them but do not know them through media. His plan is to show them how to use various forms of media simultaneously in order to be everywhere, all at once, so their clients can always find them. As the author of 3 books, host of several podcasts, and several other media ventures, Dr. Matthews is ready to show you how to be omnipresent. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.5WaysToPayingClients.comPodcast: Media Boss PodcastBook: Why Didn't You Get It Done?Book: A Call To Action: Keys To Executing In An International Business World Most Influential Person Peggy Hightower Effect on Emotions I remember one day, I got a flat tire. I changed the tire, and I let it bother me all day long. Then I thought, why am I worrying about something that's already done? So now, my mind is in a different place. Now I can change it, I changed it and move on with the rest of my day. So Thoughts on Breathing It is funny because I was just telling someone this the other day. They were building up some stress on something, and I suggested to just breathe. A lot of times, when we go through a lot of things, we stop ourselves from breathing normally. If we allow ourselves to breathe normally, we notice a central call that comes over. If and when that call comes over, then we can start to think clearly and get things done appropriately. So Suggested Resources Book: Why Didn't You Get It Done? by Barrett MatthewsBook: A Call To Action: Keys To Executing In An International Business World by Barrett MatthewsBook: 50 Shades Of Wealth: The Allure Of Success by Barrett MatthewsApp: Bible App Bullying Story She was bullied in school and she was starting to withdraw from everything, and her mother noticed it. Her mother started to empower her and started to get her to do some things in the media. She started a blog and a YouTube channel. She is letting other teenagers know that they're loved. SoShe not only helped herself by helping those other people, but she started helping those other people. She's grown all these followers in a podcast which is such a wonderful thing because she actually was feeling bad about herself. SoThey need to know somebody loves them. I mean, I know as a kid, for myself, I guess I could say I was bullied at some point, but I just don't know. It was a different time then. We looked at it a little differently. I think this because social media wasn't around. So Related Episodes Planetary Change Through Leadership; Dr. Nancy GordonInspirational Leadership Summit Host, Archana Shetty Leadership and Black Lives Matter With Andre Young 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.
Art Activities For Busy People; Cynthia Hauk
Dec 5 2022
Art Activities For Busy People; Cynthia Hauk
Cynthia Hauk loves sharing simple Mindfulness and Art activities to help busy people de-stress and increase self-compassion. Life can be stressful, and sometimes finding time for self-care can feel like a challenge. Her signature 5-minute mindful art activities can be done by anyone to help shift their mindset in minutes. Cynthia also trains Creatives, Art and Yoga Teachers, and Expressive Art Therapists on how to teach mindful art workshops online in her internationally accredited teacher training. You can find free resources on her YouTube Channel and website at mindfulcreativemuse.com. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.mindfulcreativemuse.comBook: Mindful Art Workbook (coming soon) Most Influential Person Christina – Advisor/Mentor Effect on Emotions Mindfulness and mindful art, just because I combined them so commonly, have been hugely supportive for me through my own emotional journey. When I was a teenager, I started actually doing oil painting with Bob Ross at home. I think he's a master, mindful art teacher, one of the first that I remember when I would paint these happy trees and play with my own creative world on the painting and noticing things, that I would feel so much calmer, and relaxed, and was able to work through a lot of anxiety that I had at the time.In my late 20s, I had a cancer diagnosis. And I went through surgery and radiation. And at that time, I really discovered a practice of combining mindfulness with collage and writing and a lot of self-reflection. And that was so huge for me to be able to sit with the emotions and the grief that I had at the time around all of that and to be able to offer such care and compassion to myself.I think mindfulness, through the collage practice that I was using, was just so so huge and such a gift that I could give myself. So there are so many examples, which is why I love this work. But absolutely, it's helped me emotionally tune in and notice what's happening with my emotions and not have as much judgment, and have more compassion. Because of that, then I'm able to feel more relaxed and less anxious or stressed. Thoughts on Breathing I think the breath is an interesting thing to track and notice how it shifts and changes all the time, and can be amazing feedback for us. Suggested Resources Book: Waking the Tiger: Heiltrauma By Peter LevineApp: Insight Timer Bullying Story I was bullied when I was much younger, I had extra weight on me as a kiddo. When I was in elementary school, I would get teased and bullied a lot for my extra weight. For those that were bullying me, I can definitely see that having mindfulness introduced for adults or children when there is bullying could offer a place of awareness of just noticing for them what is happening and awareness of these narratives and tapes that we have, and that there are all these different narratives, and to not have as much judgment around that.I think probably the biggest part that comes to mind for me is this resiliency with our nervous system, by having mindfulness and by having that nonjudgment, that perhaps even as a child, I could notice sensations and where I'm feeling anxiety in my body or noticing that I'm holding my breath and have ways that I can take care of myself at that moment and also connect with those who would be supportive for me. Related Episodes Creativity Equals Productivity; Joe SanokCreativity Is Essential to Brambleberry CEO, Anne-Marie Faiola Creativity To Heal And Empower; Morgan Beard 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.
Power Matters As We Search For Truth; Christian de la Huerta
Dec 1 2022
Power Matters As We Search For Truth; Christian de la Huerta
Christian de la Huerta is a personal transformation coach, spiritual teacher, TEDx speaker, and award-winning author of Awakening the Soul of Power, described by music icon Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul of anyone searching for truth and answers to life’s difficult questions” and has received a Nautilus Book Award and a Nonfiction Book Award. He has traveled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. Power Matters  Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.soulfulpower.com/Book: Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free (Calling All Heroes) Most Influential Person Spirit Rock Retreat Center Effect on Emotions Mindfulness, that ability to be present and to observe me, makes it a lot easier to not react and for most of us, when we meditate, it's gonna be boring. Once in a while, we have a great moment of no mind or bliss or belonging. But the benefit of doing that practice, even when it's just boring, counting our breath or repeating a mantra, whatever it is, that's the practice. SoThat's sort of learning how to dribble so we can play at the basketball finals or learning the piano chords so that we can do a concert delivery because it's that ability.But the mantra it's that boring practice that comes in helpful when we get triggered. And all we need is that moment, that moment of presence, that moment of mindfulness. Oh, whoa, that one hurt. Ooh, that triggered me. And then that brings choice back into the equation. Like then how do I want to respond to this, rather than just that old boring, react, and then regret? Power Matters  Thoughts on Breathing It's all about the breath. The breath is at the core of every meditation practice and most spiritual traditions. Let's just think about this example. We're in a conversation that's starting to escalate and kind of about to go south into an argument. That's the moment to use the breath. That's the moment for their Swamis in India that have that much control over their bodies that they can tell their hearts to slow down and they will. SoMost of us are never going to get there. But every one of us can slow down our breathing. So when we slow down the breath, the heart has no choice but to relax. It has to. And when the heart begins to relax, then the body begins to quiet down. And then the nervous system begins to quiet down as well. Power So Matters And then we can make a choice again about how we show up because we're talking about empowerment. So we're not talking about suppressing our emotions, we're not talking about becoming a doormat, we're talking about bringing choice. And using our being able to communicate our emotions responsibly. SoThe emotions aren't good, they're not bad, they're neutral. They're energy. What used to be spiritual teaching, is that everything is energy. Now we know, from quantum physics, it's all energy, including the body, and the emotions. And the problem that we have with suppressing emotions is that they don't go away.  So Suggested Resources Book: Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free (Calling All Heroes)Book: The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story by Brian Swimme App: Insight TimerApp: Breathwrk Bullying Story I talked about the US as an example that after 911 we had the goodwill of the entire world on our side. Because this was such a shocking, unimaginable affront. And so we had a choice point, like how do we express power? And what do we do? We abused it, we bullied, and nobody likes a bully. And we went and invaded a country that we had no business invading, and we're still paying the price for doing that. So20 years later, or 30 years later, however long it's been, I guess 20-something years later. From a personal perspective, I share a story about when I was in 10th grade and I just started a new school that was all boys and it was a Catholic school, a Jesuit school.So I was going through the difficult times the kids go through; not feeling accepted. Who am I? All that kind of stuff. And there was a kid in my class that everybody bullied and not in a mean way. I mean not in a bad way it wasn't like physical bullying, but it was like mind games. SoI learned about bullying and that there was a part of me that didn't feel accepted, that didn't feel good about myself. Because I was struggling with issues of deep existential questions, the questions of who am I and do I belong in this religion in which I was raised, where I had this part of me that I wanted to serve the sacred. I wanted to serve God as I understood it then. And yet in a religion that told me that I was gonna burn in hell for eternity, for being who I am. And so, rather than deal with those difficult, painful emotions, it was easier to focus on somebody else. SoI think that's what a lot of bullying has to do with. It is sort of a displacement of negative feelings for ourselves and then finding somebody who's weaker. I'm hoping that in telling the story, I'm helping other people. So Related Episodes Empty Into Fullness; Timothy StuetzHeal PTSD Memories With Mindfulness and Soul Link; Gary Sinclair Creating Deeper Relationships With Soulful Listening; Terri Lonowski 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 New Context To Grief; Silke Herwalde
Nov 28 2022
A New Context To Grief; Silke Herwalde
Silke Herwald is a Grief Specialist, clinical hypnotherapist, and Master Practitioner of NLP. Silke has supported bereaved women worldwide for well over a decade. As a sought-after speaker, Silke presented “Grief to Love – how to help your clients grieve resourcefully” at the 2019 AHA world conference. Silke also teachesexperienced Hypnotherapists the groundbreaking ‘Grief To Love’ blueprint so they can feel confident in helping their bereaved clients be in less pain. Silke knows what grief feels like from losing three loved ones in as many years. Therefore she understands the many misconceptions about grief because nobody wants to move on or accept it. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.grieftolove.com Most Influential Person  Her mom Effect on Emotions For me, it is about really being aware of emotions. And then going that extra step. What did I just do to make that emotion happen? Because thought influences emotion. Thoughts on Breathing So important. Because whenever we get stressed, we all go shallow breathing and I sometimes recommend that people just stick a few post-it notes around their house or their apartment. And whenever you see one of those, breathe those notes. Take a deep breath. A New Context To Grief Suggested Resources App: The put the phone down app. Go out for a walk. Go into the forest. Bullying Story As a child, I got bullied a lot because you wouldn't know it today. Today, I'm very tall but I was always the smallest and the skinniest kid in the class. There was a classic bully and I got bullied a lot by her as all children probably did. I thought if I only found a way to please her so that then she'd approve of me, then the bullying would stop.If I had been able to just mindfully zoom out of that situation and imagine all of those different situations being played out on a movie screen, for example, I would have probably come to the realization that no matter what little me did, I wasn't ever going to get her approval. A New Context To Grief If I had just had that mindfulness approach and just gone – hang on a minute, just take many, many steps back, just see the big picture here. And oh, come back to you. That has made a huge difference. A New Context To Grief Related Episodes Tai Chi To Heal; Sifu RubiaUnderstand Your Emotions With Morning Coach JB Glossinger Transform Loss into Legacy With Mindfulness; Sandra Millers Younger 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.
Make Your Own Motivation; Jeremy Grater & Zack Tucker
Nov 24 2022
Make Your Own Motivation; Jeremy Grater & Zack Tucker
Zach Tucker has a passion for helping people define and meet their wellness goals. He thinks that every person is different and there is no one size fits all solution for someone’s wellness. He is on a mission to share his story and some of the tools that helped him on his own wellness journey. Zach is certified to teach yoga and Insanity® Live. Jeremy Grater is a married father of two young girls and lives in rural British Columbia. He’s been in the broadcasting and podcasting business for about two decades. Jeremy is a certified REBT Mindset Life Coach. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: thefitmess.comBlog: The Fit Mess BlogPodcast: The Fit Mess Podcast Most Influential Person Jeremy: His TherapistZach: His Yoga Instructor Effect on Emotions As someone who battles depression, it is an ongoing struggle. I have so much empathy for people that also battle it and don't have the tools that I have. Even today, I'm going through some conflicts at home and some relationship issues. I am trying to make space for the feelings I'm having. Those feelings are not me; they are thoughts I'm having about myself and my role in my family and my work life.I can't listen to the stories that I'm telling myself right now because they're toxic and terrible. They're going to perpetuate more stagnation, so I'm trying hard today to create that space and allow for a separation between who I am and what I'm experiencing because they are very different, no matter how much the story I'm telling myself is that they are one and the same. Thoughts on Breathing I actually breathe in a very specific pattern before and after meetings. If I just have an anxious moment, I do something called Box Breathing. You inhale to a count of five, four, or five; you hold it at the top for four or five; you exhale for four or five; hold it at the bottom for four or five and repeat that.All it takes is maybe even just a minute and a half of doing that. But ideally, you want to do it for about five minutes. That actually activates your vagus nerve and starts to reduce or start to activate your calming across your entire body. It's one of the most amazing things that I've ever discovered. And it's free, and it's built-in already. Suggested Resources Book: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart TolleApp: Calm  Bullying Story In seventh grade, one of my friends, Eric went around pantsing everybody all the time That was his thing; he would run up and just drop someone's pants to humiliate them. Everyone would laugh. One day, I decided I was gonna get him back for everybody that he had done in the past. The guy was devastated, and he went to the principal to tattle on me, so I got detention. I laughed the whole time because I was like, you get what you get, you know. But in retrospect, that wasn't the right thing to do. You know, I humiliated somebody. No matter how much pain he brought to others, I should have had more compassion. But I was a seventh grader. I was a dope.I actually had an interesting experience one year where all of my friends turned against me. I'd find random things in my locker that should not have been there. It was very weird, but it all disappeared the next year.Looking back, I guess I was bullied for the year. And then I went and worked with my dad, who was a house painter. And if anyone has ever painted a room, you know, there's nothing more monotonous than painting a room. You need to be present, and you need to know where the brush is going. He was an old-school house painter. And I don't think I realized then that I spent the whole summer being mindful.When school started again, I just didn't care. I walked in and was like; I'm okay; life is life. And everyone saw that what they were doing to me wasn't bothering me anymore. And then everything just kind of turned around.
Embody Your Soul and Be Fully Present; Ken W. Stone
Nov 21 2022
Embody Your Soul and Be Fully Present; Ken W. Stone
Ken W. Stone is known as ‘The Soul Archaeologist’ and is a spiritual messenger, author, and healer. God expresses through Ken in a unique way, specifically when people sit with him in transmission, they have a profoundly different experience of the Divine in their body. For example, he has worked with a number of advanced former students of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who each said, unprompted, following their initial session with him, that was the deepest spiritual experience of my life. Ken shares his gifts with a spiritually diverse, growing international audience through a variety of virtual and in-person programs, retreats, and one-on-one work. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.kenwstone.comBook: Resonance: The Path of Spiritual Mastery by Ken W. Stone (Not Yet Published) Most Influential Person Eckhart Tolle Effect on Emotions Being able to shift into that observer and understand; that has been huge for me. I can actually remember when it happened. Dan Millman's book, The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior; I woke up spiritually when I was reading that book. I read that book about a year before I learned about my spiritual gifts.It was in the fall of 2006, and I'd read Buddhist philosophies for years and not understood it. Why are we contemplating death; what is this whole thing? I thought of it as a scene where he could see his body decomposing in a field and it just snapped. There it is.That was the first conscious awareness that I had of this dynamic that I had been trying to work with for a long time.  So Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is the opening. It's the constant companion. If somebody comes to me and says, ‘I feel wrapped up in this noise, what's the first thing I could do?' I want to talk about soul embodiment which is one of the things that I think just naturally happens, the divine through me.And if they say, ‘what do I do there?', I say, ‘let's just do some breathing to start'. Suggested Resources Book: The Power Of Now by Eckhart TolleBook: The Four Agreements by Don Muguel LoisBook: The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan MillmanApp: The End of Suffering by Gary Malkin (on Youtube) Bullying Story My family moved from Iowa to Boulder Colorado the summer before my seventh grade. I was profoundly naive when I was going into seventh grade; I was very tall and was kind of a beanpole.I must have made a very attractive target to one particular person who threw me into lockers in the locker room and some of his friends held me down in shop class and he hit me on the head with the handle end of a screwdriver. I don't remember it affecting my internal narrative.Mindfulness would have supported me in being able to be more fully present in the experience for sure at that place in my life. I can see it so essentially today for adolescents because there seems to be this huge focus on the external as the source of meaning, and so bullying just amplifies that dynamic. And what more powerful resource is there than mindfulness in counteracting that dynamic? Related Episodes Three Simple Steps To A Balanced Life; Trevor G. Blake435 Reclaim Your Health and Freedom With A Walking Life; Antonia MalchikWorth The Risk; Dr. Kris Lee 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.