Monthly Archives: March 2016


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… se puede comprar viagra sin receta medica. 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 viagra precios.

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.