This post is from my May Newsletters.
Latest Podcast from first Part of May
Podcast Recorded with Gwen Foster
Gwen Foster is a Hanna Kroeger practitioner, certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist, Certified Biofeedback Technician and Personal Coach. Other modalities include Reiki, Matrix Energetics, SRT, EFT, and ECR. Gwen received her Bachelor of Natural Health Studies with Highest Honors from Clayton College of Natural Health in 2003.
"Adversity causes most to break; Others... To break records."
This is Dr. Jay Faber's favorite quote that he shared with me on my podcast. With over 150,000 brain scans, the Amen Clinics offer the additional insight we might need to physically see what is going on in our brains! Having a healthy brain is vital to being resilient during the Ebb moments of life and getting in the Flow and that's why I have Dr. Jay Faber with me today to talk about THE BRAIN - vitamins, lifestyle habits, and, my favorite, Dr. Jay's Left Brain and Right Brain Journals!
Meditation from Passover: It took the Jews 1 DAY to get out of Egypt, but 40 YEARS to get the Egypt out of them... What Egypt in our own world can we get out of us?
My top 7 movies (5 of which I only saw this past month...):
1. Catch Me If You Can
2. Dead Poets Society
3. A Bronx Tale
4. Patch Adams
5. Goodwill Hunting
6. Scent of A Woman
I didn't know until recently that these highly meaningful movies were considered dramas. They are very moving and really invoke a deep love.
Latest Podcast Episodes from 2nd Newsletter in May
Working Out & Working In | Kyle Kingsbury
Our conversation really captures the other areas of growth that I love diving into. That's optimizing different aspects of one's life in order to improve one's life in service for others.
Novel Training and What Training Matters Most for you | John Wolf
Life is about shifting your focus towards what matters most with where you are now. Knowing yourself and what matters most at a certain time of your life is a vital component of getting into the flow because otherwise you could be creating more unnecessary ebb moments.
Quote I Love
When I came across this quote, it helped me question what may be irritating me. Now, I refer to this question as a means to look at an event that I may have seen as irritating in a different light.
A State of Flow is Mental Health
I came across another great explanation of Flow while learning about Mental Health this past week. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the happiest people are the ones who, at least periodically, enter into a state of flow - a fun, exhilarating mental state in which you lose track of time and feel completely fulfilled and productive. To achieve flow, an individual must have the right combination of challenge and mastery.
Podcast to listen to
I listened to LondonReal's interview last week with James Clear and loved it. I was especially interested by a couple things he said: "Every action you take is a vote for the person you want to become" and "You don't need to clean your room, you need better cleaning habits. Then, your room will always be clean." Rather than having a goal-focused approach, it is having more of a process-oriented approach to life because if we hyper-focus on goals (cleaning the room), once we reach the goal we think we're done. However, it won't be long until the room becomes dirty again. Begs the question, What things in my life am I focusing too heavily on the outcome for?