Make every Moment Count: Brand your Business with Marketing On-Hold

It’s harder than ever to hold a person’s attention in today’s hectic, digitized world.  A recent headline in TIME proclaimed “You Now Have a Shorter Attention Span than a Goldfish.” Ouch! Goldfish can only focus for about nine seconds. Why not turn the few extra seconds you have with your clients and prospects into a […]

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Essential Oils Help Fortify Health during Cold & Flu Season

It’s barely Autumn, and it sure seems as if cold & flu season arrived early this year. I’ve been using Young Living Essential Oils products to keep from getting the bugs that have been going around the radio station where I work. In this podcast, I share with you how to use two Young Living essential oils blends, Thieves and Purification, to support good health and eliminate germs year-round.

Essential Oils from Young Living can not only help to kill germs that might make you sick. They can also keep your home and living environment smell fresh and clean. A few drops of Purification essential oil in a diffuser or blended with water in a spray bottle is great for eliminating pet and cooking odors.

Young Living essential oils and home and beauty products contain no synthetics or chemical ingredients, promoting good health and a clean living environment. To find out more about Young Living products, and to order your premium starter kit featuring at least 11 different essential oils – including Thieves & Purification – and an electric diffuser, to to AromaThrive.com – and be sure to use my Young Living Member ID #1734225.

 


Your Mouth: Gateway to Overall Health

The link between your mouth and overall health is becoming more evident. Developing a good routine of brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly can help you maintain good health into your sunset years.

In this episode of Lisa.FM Thrive!, Dr. Chris Marchack of Pasadena Prosthodontics describes oral systemic health, and the link between periodontal disease and other health conditions, from stroke and heart attack to infertility.

He covers dental health for all ages – from kids (he’ll share a story that could convince the little ones in your life to get started on a life-long solid brushing routine) to senior-citizens, and how taking prescription drugs can impact dental health.

You may also be surprised to learn the value of having healthy teeth and gums when recovering from heart valve and knee or hip replacement surgeries.

“There’s definitely a correlation between good dental hygiene and infections,” said Dr. Chris.

Along with seeing patients, Dr. Chris trains dentists and speaks to other dental professionals around the world. For more information, visit his website at PasadenaImplants.com

Click here to listen to my other chat with Dr. Chris, “Building a Beautiful Smile.”

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Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon,  kneels on the NEW medallion on Boylston Street celebrating 50 years of women running. (Photo credit: Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco)

Bobbi Gibb: First Female Boston Marathon Runner Makes History

A bout of bronchitis kept Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb from running in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Instead, she served as Grand Marshal of the famous race. But, 50 years ago, when women were not allowed to enter the Boston Marathon, Gibb ran the race anyway -making history and forever changing women’s sports.

In this episode of Lisa.FM Thrive! Gibb explains how, dressed in her brother’s Bermuda shorts, she jumped out of bushes near the starting line to run the race. She talks about what the other runners did when they figured out there was a woman in the race and what happened afterward.

“We had a sense at that moment that things were never going to be the same again,” said Gibb.

Learn the reason Race officials gave her for not allowing her to race in 1966, and how she turned the rejection into an opportunity to speak up for social justice. Gibb also shares the experience that moved her to tears at this year’s Boston Marathon.

Today, Bobbi is a true Renissance Woman, she is an artist and also studies neuroscience. A fundraising effort is underway to have Bobbi create a sculpture of herself – or a generic female runner – to go on display in Boston. Click this link to learn more or donate. And, be sure to connect with Bobbi Gibb via her Faceook page.

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Building a Beautiful Smile

“When you feel good about your smile, don’t you feel better about yourself?”  Of course! So, what does it take to have a beautiful smile if you weren’t born with one?

Dr. Christopher B. Marchack of Pasadena Prosthodontics said there’s not ‘cookbook’ remedy for improving a smile. “It’s up to each individual to determine what’s right for them.”

In this podcast episode, Dr Chris weighs-in on the various options available for improving smiles, from whitening products and teeth-straightening techniques, to replacing old fillings and choosing the dentist that’s right for you.

On teeth whitening, he says some over the counter products can be helpful (“Crest White Strips” can work, while whitening toothpastes do not).  He offers his patients in-office whitening sessions.

“Whitening usually occurs in 90 minutes, and can be touched up once a year. “I don’t want to overdo anything… I’m a believer in balance.”

Dr. Chris, and his father, Dr. Baldwin W. Marchack, have had a dental practice in Southern California for decades. Dentists from around the world come to their headquarters in Pasadena to be trained in the latest techniques and technologies.

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Chris considers himself a general contractor – or ‘architect of the mouth.’ When choosing a dentist, he suggests interviewing prospective candidates, ask to see photographs of their work and learn about their background.

Because of his specialty, Dr. Chris sees many patients who are looking for a second opinion.  And, acting as a ‘general contractor of the mouth,’ he works with other dental professionals to assist his patients in achieving healthy, beautiful smiles.

More with Dr. Chris – Your Mouth: Gateway to Overall Health

So, what about those old silver fillings you have had since you were a kid, should you keep them?

“Based on studies by the American Dental Association, there is no issue with amalgam fillings,” said Dr. Chris. Unless they are breaking down, he says there’s no need to replace them. However, he added, if it’s for cosmetic purposes, there’s no harm in changing them out.

Old fillings can be replaced using porcelain or composite resin. Although it’s more expensive, Dr. Chris recommends porcelain – especially on larger fillings – because it’s a stronger material.

The speed in which your smile can be made-over depends on your dental health. It’s important to first take care of any cavities or periodontal disease or infection which could be causing problems in the mouth.

To learn more about building a beautiful smile, and how good dental hygiene practice can improve your overall health, subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast directory. Dr. Chris will be back for more episodes, describing the link between a healthy mouth and healthy body.

Click this link to learn more about Dr. Chris & Pasadena Prosthodontics

Pasadena Prosthodontics is a proud sponsor of Lisa.FM Thrive!

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Making Every Moment Count

Are you looking to improve your life? Feel free to go all out. Research out of UC Santa Barbara finds that it’s easier to make improvements to your life simultaneously rather than one at a time.

Michael Mrazek, director of research at UCSB’s Center for Mindfulness and Human Potential, conducted the study in which participants were encouraged to eat healthy/whole foods, get a good night’s sleep, do yoga or other forms of exercise and practice ‘mindfulness.’

“The fundamental skills of mindfulness are the ability to tend to something and release distractions that arise,” instructed Mrazak. “In any task that you choose to engage with, try to engage fully with that task.”

Mrazek says the combination of eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep and practicing mindfulness is very powerful when it comes to making changes in your life. “Mindfulness is easier to cultivate if you are well-rested.”

The results were remarkable. Participants noticed positive changes in their lives, along with a a dramatic increase in self esteem.

“Everybody found their own value…. everyone also left with some unique benefits and some unique strategies,” said Mrazek.

The Buddy System

If you are very serious about making a big change in your life, it’s best to not do it alone.

“Both a buddy and a coach can be invaluable when you’re trying to change your life,” said Mrazek.

Are you ready to become the person you dream of being? There’s no time like the present.

“Every moment counts,” said Mrazek “because we chose to help people in so many different dimensions in their lives, they were capturing every opportunity available in every moment to move their lives forward.”

Read more on Mrazek’s research in the UC Santa Barbara Current

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Overcoming Trauma & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Meeting the demands of daily life can be overwhelming. Developing healthy boundaries – physical and energetic – can help you reduce stress and feel more in control.

In this podcast, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Brian D. Mahan explains why it’s hard for many people to set clear boundaries (because most of us didn’t learn how in childhood).

“We weren’t allowed to have those boundaries in our family situation and then we don’t know how to take that…. Into our social lives.”

“The more we are able to identify what our energetic boundaries are, what our values are, then the more we are able to…… sit in the strength of our own sense of what’s right and wrong,” said Mahan.

Mahan says identifying your core values is key a first step toward establishing healthy boundaries.

“It’s important to get in touch with ‘what’s important to us, what’s not important, what we like and what we dislike.”

When values are defined, he says, a person can make a decision and take action, or what he calls ‘healthy aggression.’

“we have this opinion that aggression is a bad thing, and the reason we have that is it’s usually shamed out of us as children” but, Mahan says ‘Healthy aggression is also discipline, dedication, drive, empowerment.”

In this podcast, you will also learn how Somatic Experiencing (SE) can offer relief to those suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), trauma and other disturbing life events.

Mahan was introduced to SE at the suggestion of his chiropractor. He was suffering from daily panic attacks following a major car crash. He says, after three SE sessions, his panic attacks went away.

The experience was so life-changing for him, he became an SE practitioner and now trains others in this methodology as well.

SE, created by Dr. Peter Levine, is considered one of the world’s foremost approaches for dealing with developmental trauma, anxiety, stress and panic disorders.

Find out more about Brian D. Mahan and SEP at BrianDMahan.com

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Sizzling Dreams

Dream expert Kelly Sullivan Walden joins a panel of forward thinkers at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles (Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan Walden)

Dream expert Kelly Sullivan Walden joins a panel of forward thinkers at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles (Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan Walden)

Have you ever awakened from a dream that was so steamy that you wanted to go back to sleep? Dreams expert Kelly Sullivan Walden offers insight in this Lisa.FM Thrive! podcast. In her latest book “The Love, Sex and Relationship Dream Dictionary,” she decodes the meanings of all kinds of dreams.

If you are having dreams that make your cheeks flush, she says there’s no reasons to worry because, Sullivan-Walden says, in dreamtime, there is no ‘inappropriate sex.’

“There’s the reality inside the dream and there’s the reality we wake up to….” said Sullivan Walden. The morality is different  What happens in our waking 3-D world is completely different than what’s appropriate at night when we’re sleeping.

This podcast goes beyond steamy dreams, Kelly offers a simple tip that will help you to decode any dream in seconds. Here’s the trick:

When you have a dream about someone (or something), name three adjectives that describe the qualities the person (or thing) represents to you.  Then consider where it might be important in your waking life to embrace the three qualities represented in your dreams? Kelly walks you through this process in the podcast.

 

Kelly Sullivan Walden is a popular guest on late night talk radio. Here she is with Coast to Coast AM host George Noory. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Sullivan Walden)

Kelly Sullivan Walden is a popular guest on late night talk radio. Here she is with Coast to Coast AM host George Noory. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Sullivan Walden)

Do you have recurring dreams or nightmares? Kelly explains that these happen when you wake up before a dream is finished. In this podcast she will explain how you can get to the ending, and get them to stop.

She suggests getting a free app called Dreams Cloud to record your dreams.

Have trouble remembering your dreams? Make a Declaration. Kelly offers a free ‘dream declaration meditation’ audio experience on her website.

I caught up with Kelly at the Conscious Life Expo.