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Nov 23, 2015

This is a great meditation to do before you walk, run, or as a reset-button in the middle of the day. It’s a great way to get back into your body, to feel how you’re doing, and to shut off a racing monkey-mind. It helps you become more present, more aware of your thoughts, and to start to strengthen your mental muscles to control the incessant chatter. You’ll become more aware of thoughts, and better able to let them go.

And focusing on the breath, you’ll feel more energy and more at peace.

Relax as you learn to connect with your breath as you quiet your mind. You’ll feel greater energy, more at peace, and more centered in your body.

Namaste,

For more guided meditations check out our Inspire Nation Show and www.InspireNationShow.com

Beautiful Relaxing Mindfulness Meditation Following the Breathe, Cultivating Awareness & Helping the Mind Go Silent - Perfect anytime of the day | Inspiration | Motivation | Spirituality | Healing | Health | Self-Help

Nov 22, 2015

Today we’ll be talking with Dr. Sue Johnson, ground-breaking researcher, author, clinical psychologist, and leading innovator in the field of couple therapy. She is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and the best-selling author of Hold Me Tight, and her latest book Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.

Today we’re going to get down and dirty, talk about the tough stuff, what love is, what it isn’t, how to cultivate love, and what to do when love’s gone wrong. That plus survival of the nurtured over survival of the fittest, why attachments a GOOD thing, oxytocin, the cuddle hormone, why happy rats do the backstroke, and why we have things backwards when it comes to sex.

Well welcome to the show Sue, are you ready to shine?

Okay, before we dive right in, I’ve got to ask, is it great sex that builds strong relationships, or strong relationships that build great sex?

Topics and Questions Include:

  1. Is it sex that makes great love, or love that makes great sex?
  2. Why Love Sense is a warning, a revelation, and a promise
  3. How the “Code of Love” has been cracked
  4. Why Facebook’s killing romance!
  5. Why Love is not a mixture of sex and sentimentality, but an ancient wired-in survival code.
  6. Why society has it wrong when it comes to standing on your own two feet.
  7. Why Gorillas don’t hang out alone
  8. And why intelligent Gorillas check out things TOGETHER.
    1. And why only the idiot Gorilla’s go it on their own!
  9. The science behind love and humans as social beings
  10. Why Darwin never said it’s “survival of the species”
  11. Why it’s instead Survival of the Most Nurtured
  12. Why women getting shocked is a good thing!
  13. What in the world is the Cuddle Hormone?
    1. Why you have a direct connection between sex and your nervous system
  14. Why adult love and attachment is really just an adult version of the bond between mother and child
  15. How a mountain becomes a molehill through love and attachment
  16. How Winston Churchill found true love and how that helped the world!
  17. Why we need others to give us safe haven and a secure base to go out from into the world – and how this makes us stronger!
    1. How this affects women with careers
  18. Why long-term relationships are the exception rather than the world – and what in the world we can do about it?
  19. Why big fights are never about what you think they “ARE”.
  20. What is a Hold Me Tight conversation?
  21. Why James Bond does NOT have it going on!
  22. Why we’ve got things backwards when it comes to sex!
  23. Why Wailing Monkey Clasping Tree isn’t quite the way for optimal sex!
  24. Why sex novelties aren’t always the answer.
  25. What dramatically helps you for the bedroom!
  26. How tuning in and safety and tuning in leads to erotic play
  27. Why good sex is an enormous act of coordination!
  28. What assembling Ikea furniture and great sex have in common!
  29. How to find passion again and again – rather than keep it on ice!
  30. Online Pornography, the “porn trap” and sex addiction.
  31. To save the World read Hold Me Tight and Love Sense!

 

Nov 22, 2015

Today we have an exceptionally simple yet all-powerful meditation designed to help you relax and bring more love into your life. This meditation goes great with today’s guest, Dr. Sue Johnson, one of the world’s leading authorities on love, romance, and happy couples.

You can do this meditation anytime of the day, and I recommend doing it as much as you possibly can. This has been a very powerful healing meditation and mantra in my life, particularly whenever the going has been tough. For I haven’t always been the positive guy you see here, and I needed a lot of rewiring work myself.
And this meditation, is all about positive rewiring!

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And to listen to Dr. Sue Johnson’s interview, or more meditations by me or our guests, visit our inspire nation show or InspireNationShow.com.

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way. Namaste.

Okay, this is perhaps the simplest meditation I’ll be leading so far, but it’s also quite likely the most powerful. For this is the one where it all begins. To bring more love into our lives, we need to love ourselves more first.

This requires burning new messages into our minds, or pressing new grooves into the record that plays over and over again in our heads.

Unless you’ve ascended, chances are there are still some negative messages rolling around like marbles. I know for myself, I had a TON of them, and like you still have some to work on myself.

But where it all begins is self love. When we truly love ourselves, we can love another, we attract more love into our lives, and attract incredible positive experiences and outcomes.

It all comes from the love.

So today we’ll be burning a new self-love record.

We’ll be repeating a very simple self-love mantra over and over again.

Now you don’t need to believe what you’re saying, in order for positive benefits to take place.

Let me repeat that. You don’t have to believe it. Just keep repeating the mantra. It’ll raise your energy levels, raise your vibrations, and over time, you can’t help but begin to believe it!

I recommend doing this every day for at least a month. Commit to it for yourself. Wake up, roll over, and practice 3 to 5 minutes of this I Love Myself Meditation.

So how do you do it? Well, I’ll have you repeat along with me, the simple words I Love Myself. At the same time, you’ll breath nice and slow as your right hand massages your chest in a circular motion clockwise (up inside, down outside) on your chest, or tapping your chest right above the heart with your first and second finger. It’ super-simple, looks pretty silly, and amazingly effective. I swear by it, and it’s dramatically helped me rewrite some toxic wiring in my mind...

Incredibly Powerful Relaxation & Self-Love Guided Meditation Designed to Help Rewire the Mind for Positivity, Love, Happiness & Courage! This One is a Life-Changer!!! Michael Sandler | Inspiration | Motivation | Spirituality | Spiritual | Self-Help

Nov 21, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what detoxing’s all about, or why so many people are doing it, talking about it, or even running kicking and screaming from it, then do we have the show for you!

Today we’re airing an interview from last year’s Mindful Running Program with Dr. Kalpna Ranadive talking about all things detox, from the air, food, water, the skin, the mouth, and, well, everywhere else. Plus she’ll talk about tooth health, ozone therapy ayurvedic nutrition, the safest water to drink, plus key food ingredients you can’t live without!

If you’re looking to upgrade your health, overcome injury or illness, or keep your teeth healthy for life, then this is the show for you!

So be well, have fun, enjoy the show, and above all else, shine bright!!!

Topics Include:

1. Detoxing through the Breath

2. Detoxing through the Mouth

3. Detoxing through your Skin

4. Oil Pulling

5. Sweat

6. The Power of Ohm, Breath Counts & Ancient Meditation

7. Breath work for detox purposes

8. Alkaline Water

9. Pesticides

10. Organic Foods

For More Info: www.InspireNationShow.com

Learn How To Detox Through Your Breath, Body, Food & Skin For Total Health With Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom - Plus the Best Way to Keep Your Teeth Healthy for a Lifetime!!! Dr. Kalpna Ranadive | Medicine | Healing | Inspiration | Spirituality | Self-Help | Inspire Nation

 

Nov 21, 2015

This is Part 2 of our fascinating interview with Dr. Kalpna Ranadive on all things detox, dental, and ayurvedic nutrition and health related. Yes, that’s a lot of health topics for one show!

So welcome back, enjoy the show, and above all else, Shine Bright!

If you’ve ever wondered what de-toxing’s all about, or why so many people are doing it, talking about it, or even running kicking and screaming from it, then do we have the show for you!

Today we’re airing an interview from last year’s Mindful Running Program with Dr. Kalpna Ranadive talking about all things detox, from the air, food, water, the skin, the mouth, and, well, everywhere else. Plus she’ll talk about tooth health, ozone therapy ayurvedic nutrition, the safest water to drink, plus key food ingredients you can’t live without!

If you’re looking to upgrade your health, overcome injury or illness, or keep your teeth healthy for life, then this is the show for you!

So be well, have fun, enjoy the show, and above all else, shine bright!!!

Topics Include:

1. Detoxing through the Breath

2. Detoxing through the Mouth

3. Detoxing through your Skin

4. Oil Pulling

5. Sweat

6. The Power of Ohm, Breath Counts & Ancient Meditation

7. Breath work for detox purposes

8. Alkaline Water

9. Pesticides

10. Organic Foods

For More Info: www.InspireNationShow.com

Learn How To Detox Through Your Breath, Body, Food & Skin For Total Health With Ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom - Plus the Best Way to Keep Your Teeth Healthy for a Lifetime!!! Dr. Kalpna Ranadive | Medicine | Healing | Inspiration | Spirituality | Self-Help | Inspire Nation

Nov 21, 2015

Today we have a very relaxing, healing, and detoxing Pranayama meditation that goes great with today’s interview with Dr. Kalpna Ranadive on Detoxing and Ayurvedic Medicine and Healing Wisdom.

You can do this meditation anytime of the day, and virtually anywhere, it helps promote greater concentration, boosts your energy levels, and at the same quiets the mind.

You can start with as little as one minute of this meditation and gradually build up from there. You can even work to extend your breath, holding longer, and releasing longer over time.

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Thanks so much for your love and support!

To check out Dr. Ranadive’s interview or hear more great meditations from me, or our guests, visit our inspire nation show or inspirenationshow.com.

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way. Namaste. Woo Hoo!

Alright, this is a very simple yet powerful meditation. I’ve been doing pranayama breathing exercises for years with dramatic results for my health, and quieting my mind.

For this exercise, you’ll simply follow along with my count. To summarize, you’ll breath in for a count of four, hold for a count of seven, and release for a count of 8. Then you’ll repeat. Like I said, it’s super, super simple. Yet surprisingly effective...

Nov 20, 2015

Did you ever wish you could talk with God, that you could ask questions, and have your queries answered!

Then if so, do we have the show for you!

No, today we’re not going to be talking with God, but boy would that be a show.

We are however, going to be talking with Beth Banning, best-selling author of Interviewed by God: A Journey to Freedom.

We’ll talk about communicating with God, or how to turn inwards, and listen to our own inner wisdom. And we’ll talk about the incredible inspiration and freedom one can find, by taking a journey on the inside.

Of course, we’ll also talk about turtles, crows, kundalini rising, and what in the world Pizza Chicken and unicorns have to do with enlightenment!

Beth Banning Show Notes

  1. What do Unicorns and Synchronicities Have in Common?
  2. Did you have a close encounter with a dolphin?
  3. What was life like before you had an inner knowing?
    1. Everything we’re seeking is right here within
  4. What is this underlying tension that’s got us in knots?
  5. The importance of being willing to be uncomfortable
    1. Emotions are like the weather – they come and they go
    2. It just moves when we feel it – doesn’t stagnate or push buttons
      1. Buttons are just stagnant trapped energy
    3. Awareness of Freedom channels (body, mind, spirit)
      1. Are access points
      2. We are all looking for internal guidance
    4. The party is never in the cave
    5. Process of Active Imagination – Neale Donald Walsch does this – simple, beautiful process of communicating with your higher knowing.
      1. If it’s a negative thought, that’s not God or the Higher Knowing Voice
    6. Started writing book – “send me someone to interview me…”
    7. There’s nothing to learn, just being aware of what’s always already been there
    8. How do you help people to cultivate their own awareness?
    9. There’s no such thing as a right foot in front of you, just keep going
    10. Spiritual myth: guidance will give me an end-result or the guidance isn’t working
    11. Know that you can’t know in the moment the value of the step you’ve just taken
    12. Marshal Rosenberg’s work – Non Violent Communication (NVC)
    13. What to do when your mind goes nuts
      1. Do values exercise
      2. Use discomfort as an alarm to wake you up
    14. What can I do right now to feel more peaceful, or help a person with me to feel more peaceful
    15. Everything you need, every question you have, it is all within you.

Inspire | Inspiration | Spirituality | Spiritual | Meditation | Buddhism | Non Violent Communication | Motivation | Health | Self-Help

 

Nov 20, 2015

Today we have a very simple, relaxing mindfulness meditation to help you clear your mind and drop your thoughts.

You can do this meditation almost any time of the day and for any length of time.

You can do it at your desk, walking, laying down, almost anything, though I wouldn’t recommend doing it while driving or operating heavy machinery.

This meditation goes well with today’s guest, Beth Banning, talking about connecting to your higher self or your inner wisdom.

To check out her interview, or hear more meditations from me or our guests, visit our inspire nation show or inspirenationshow.com.

And if you like this meditation, please do us a mondo-big favor and please rate and review our show on iTunes. It’s the #1 way to show your support and help people to find the show. Thank you so much!

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way.

This is a super-simple four count meditation. It doesn’t get much simpler than this.

Of course, in its simplicity lies it’s beauty.

All you’re going to do is inhale for a count of four, hold for a count of four, exhale for a count of four, and hold for a count of four.

Of course, I always want you to inhale in and out through the nose, which has great health benefits, and dramatically helps relax the body.

Rather than trying to quiet the mind, try to just keep focusing on the breath. If a thought comes up, and it will, notice you’re thinking, then go right back to your breath. It’s like you’re out on a date, someone may stop by to say hi, but you’ve got you’re date, so you probably won’t invite them to the table.

Now I don’t want you to be rude, but if a thought comes up, you don’t have to it to the table either, simply go back to your date, which in this case is your breath.

Alright, are you ready to begin? I’ll give you the count, and we’ll just go for a few short minutes. Of course, feel free to continue after I stop, for as long as you’d like. The more you do this, the easier it gets, the more you’re pressing new grooves into the record of your mind, and the more relaxed, and resilient your mind becomes...

Super-Simple Relaxing Guided Mindfulness Meditation to Help You Relax, Rewire, De-Stress & Quiet the Mind. Perfect for Anytime of the Day & Almost Anywhere, Even at Work! | Inspiration | Career | Spirituality | Focus | Relaxation | Inspire | Self-Help

 

Nov 19, 2015

Ever wish you could upgrade your relationships…not meaning drop the one you’re with, but bring more love, kindness, compassion, and even a bit of spirituality to the table, or to the bedroom for that matter.

Well, if this sounds exciting, then do we have the show for you!

Today we’ll be talking with Best-Selling Author Lodro Rinzler, Author of The Buddha Walks Into a Bar, and co-author of How to Love Yourself…and Sometimes Other People.

Today we’ll talk about loving yourself, loving another, and spiritual advice for modern relationships, that plus slaying sharks, and what in the world bow ties and sex have to do with one another!

Interview Topics and Questions Include:

  1. What is an Open-Hearted Warrior
    1. What is a Bodhisattva
  2. What is wrong with “You Complete Me” from Jerry McGuire?
    1. We are inanately whole, just need to go down a process of discovering that
  3. How do we start loving ourselves?
    1. Gom – the process of becoming familiar
    2. Meditation – the process of becoming familiar with all that we are
      1. Helps us become familiar with our own minds, befriend ourselves, and then offer ourselves a bit of love and kindness
      2. Meditation is like taking yourself for a date.
    3. “The essence of who we are is truly loveable – what does this mean?
    4. Buddha woke up through meditation that we are innately whole as is – kind, worthy of love, brilliant, we have everything we need within us
      1. Starts with us, then we can offer our love to others
    5. How shamatha meditation helps
      1. Step by Step how to do this
    6. Why meditation is a practice
    7. Declaring we won’t date – and then the hottest people come into ourselves
      1. Coming into a place w/out neediness people show up
    8. Dating train wrecks
    9. How do we get more comfortable with ourselves?
      1. Can relax into the present moment – can just be with ourselves
      2. How we can learn to relax and be comfortable with ourselves
    10. How to let go of expectations
    11. Learn how to just be with the other person – without expectations, just enjoying the present moment with them
    12. How do we fall in love without losing ourselves?
      1. Must build a strong foundation of love so we have something to ofter
    13. What does it mean for me to be happy?
      1. Loving Kindness Practice
    14. The importance of friendship and loving your friends
    15. “Where has my love not yet reached?”
    16. Loving because we want to love
      1. Teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in his book Ruling Your World
    17. What does it mean today to get bigger with my love?
      1. Growing the ability to love, like going to the gym and building muscles
    18. What’s the difference between love, kindness, and compassion?
    19. How children crack open our love
    20. Willingness to go beyond our comfort level
    21. What do bow ties and sex have in common?
    22. Moving past how sex is portrayed in the media
    23. What the author’s friend means by “I’m okay with sluttiness, as long as it’s ethical”
      1. Work to help people or at least not hurt them
    24. What is a safe container for sex?
      1. Must be open and communicate
      2. At the base of it all, examine our intention
    25. What does it mean to love with a broken heart?
      1. His next book is around heart-break
      2. Losing someone is a very human emotion
    26. Why it’s ego-breaking instead of heart-breaking
    27. Meditation practice is a training in love

For More Information Visit: www.InspireNationShow.com

Inspire | Inspiration | Motivation | Spiritual | Spirituality | Religion | Buddhism | Meditation | Mindfulness | Kindness | Compassion | Shambhala | Sex | Love | Self-Help

Nov 19, 2015

Today we have a very relaxation guided meditation to take you on a beautiful Hawaiian sea canoe adventure.

My wife Jessica and I lived in Hawaii for the last few years, and this was a treasured event I would do each Saturday morning. It was pure bliss, and a LOT of sweat.

Today you’ll get all the bliss, but not of the sweat!

If you like this meditation, please do us a HUGE favor and rate and review our show. It’s the #1 way to show your love AND help others to find the show!

To check out more meditations from me, or our guests, visit our Inspire Nation Show, or InspireNationShow.com.

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way. Namaste.

Okay, for this meditation you can either be sitting comfortable, or laying down on your back. It’s very relaxing so we don’t want you driving, operating heavy machinery, or even a bicycle while doing this one.

Before you begin, in your mind’s eye, I’d like you to head over to the supplies shack. It’s just past the coconut tree, and pick out your favorite paddle. The t-shaped handle should be about chest high, when the paddle is touching the ground…

Beautiful, Relaxing, Hawaiian Tropical Canoeing Adventure Guided Meditation to Quiet Your Mind, Remove Your Worries, and Leave You in a Blissful State of Perfect Inner Peace - Plus Sea Turtles! Inspiration | Spirituality | Spiritual | Self-Help

Nov 18, 2015

Do you ever wonder what you’re most incredible self is truly capable of, if you were giving half the chance? What you could do, build, achieve, design how you could thrive or shine, if only there was a way!

Well if this sounds even remotely like you (and this means pretty-much all of us) then do we have the show for you!

Today we’ll be talking with Bernie Roth, cofounder of the Stanford D. School, one of the world’s pioneers in robotics, and the primary developer of the concept of the Creativity Workshop. He’s one of the most empowering people you’ll ever meet, and he’s also the best-selling author of one of my NEW favorite books on achieving your dreams, called, The Achievement Habit

Well today we’ll talk about moving past the what if’s and the if onlys…SO you can stop wishing and start doing, and take command of your life to achieve goals you once never thought possible.

That, plus we’ll discuss the power of crap-ups and why streaking may be the greatest thing in the world!

Questions and Topics Include:

  1. What is the D School at Stanford?
  2. What is the Achievement Habit?
    1. Getting the best out of what you have
    2. People feel better and accomplish things
      1. One group saved 75,000 kids
    3. Help people own their projects, so they’re only pass/fail, do, or not do…
    4. Changing Yoda – There is no Try only Do
      1. Do = Power vs. Try = Force
      2. If really want to get something done, you’re not trying you’re doing
      3. If you want to try you’re efforting, but if you do, it’s often less effort than the trying.
      4. Example he uses: try and pull a water-bottle from my handle
    5. How to go from Trying to Doing and why Reasons are Bullshit
      1. Excuses get in the way of doing
      2. Needing a reason to be reasonable
      3. Keep calling yourself on your excuses!
    6. The GOOOOOOOD exercise
      1. An exercise to point out the BS
    7. Paying attention to the opposites
      1. Why the opposite of what is said may be the truth
    8. How do we get unstuck or go to a higher level
      1. Discusses meeting with Microsoft
      2. If you solve the wrong problem it’s not going to help you.
      3. To get unstuck figure out what the real problem is.
      4. Students went to Myanmar to help farmers pump water, but turns out it was the “wrong” problem, the “right” problem was a need for light and how much of the farmer’s income was coming from burning extremely unhealthy and expenisve kerosene lanterns and candles
    9. How to change your self-image to a doer and an achiever
      1. First, you give everything in life it’s meaning
      2. Achiever in Google Who felt inadequate – have to get past it
        1. Do this by doing something one step at a time
        2. Get yourself a goal and do it, don’t try to do it, do-it.
  • Avoid the idea of pipe-dreams.
    1. But if really want to do something, need the intention to do it, and the attention to get it done (Intention Followed by Attention)
  1. Friend (Harold) who loved Russian Cossack Uniforms
    1. Became an example of doing, rather than trying
  2. Have to commit or it may not happen
  1. Difference between trying and affirmations
    1. Affirmations are funny
      1. Two kinds of Affirmations
        1. Bernie is the handsomest man – the affirmations you don’t quite believe, but people believe the negative stuff about them
      2. Need to get the world to give you the signal
        1. Get this by doing and succeeding
      3. The Gift of Failure & The Bias Toward Action
        1. Don’t sit around thinking about making a move, when you get an idea, make a move!
        2. For example, if you want to ask someone for a date, don’t sit around wondering for 3 months, but ask her for a date.
          1. May work, or may not, but will get to the end and find some success much sooner than sitting around wondering about it.
        3. Michael: The Million Dollar Demo
        4. Has a class called Launch Pad – You do what the design thinking methodology helps you do. Have to make income w/in 10 weeks.
        5. Students from India came in with an ipad ap idea.
        6. Turned into an incredibly successful idea – a 90 million dollar idea!!!
        7. Human nature don’t want to do it until perfect
        8. It’s okay to make a mistake, it’s a fantastic way to learn.
        9. How we used Design Thinking to Build Inspire Nation – Woo Hoo!
      4. The Importance of Language in everyday speech
        1. Example I can’t vs. I won’t –
        2. I can’t is powerless
        3. I won’t is God Like, it’s a choice
        4. Saying things in a way that’s empowering vs. a way that’s disempowering.
          1. Test can’t do something vs. won’t do something and see how it makes you feel
        5. The danger of the conjunction but
          1. It’s a negative, or a damper, or in improve, it’s “blocking”
          2. Energy shift difference between But and And
  • Big fight with his publisher, publisher kept putting but in book, he kept replacing them with And.
  1. Helping vs. Assisting
    1. Saying you’ll help makes them feel powerless
    2. Assisting feels like you’re lending a helpful hand
  2. Group Habits
    1. Why is Streaking or Running Naked Beneficial?
    2. Why energy shifts and “interruptions” are terrific and great shifts in energy, they change the atmosphere. The wilder and more bizarre the interruption the happier he is.
    3. Welcome and support the streaks in your life
  3. How do we build resiliency into our lives
    1. The winning is not the whole thing, it’s taking part that’s important
    2. Train kids to be important with the effort, then doesn’t matter if the goal is successful this time
  4. How do you train people to move past the tribe?
    1. Gets to appreciating the voyage over the destination
  5. The benefit of hanging in there and getting things done, rather than winning awards
    1. What means something is the daily flow of your life
  6. How do you help motivate others
    1. One little step at a time, one victory at a time
    2. 3 steps forward, 1 step backwards is quite alright.
    3. A matter of reinforcing people’s abilities to do stuff, and helping them feel more powerful
  7. How do you train yourself to ignore distractions?
  8. What is a crap up?
    1. Prototyping is very important in our lives – means trying something
      1. Could be a skit, a play, a conversation, a letter
      2. Most people make mock-ups
  • He has preliminary mock-ups, called crap-ups…just do SOMETHING to see what works and what doesn’t work
    1. Do something SO simple, but do something simple.

(If you like Stephen Covey and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, You'll Love This Interview!)

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Nov 18, 2015

Today we have a very special mindfulness exercise that will help you relax, rewire, and quiet the mind. This exercise can be done any time of the day, and overtime you can use it while going about your daily activities!

If you like this meditation, please do us a HUGE favor and rate and review our show on iTunes. It’s the #1 way to show your love for Inspire Nation, and to help others to find the show. That and of course, it’s boat loads – toot toot, of karma points coming your way!

To check out our latest interviews and here more meditations from me, or our guests, visit our Inspire Nation Show, or InspireNationShow.com.

I send love, I send light, and many, many blessings your way. Namaste.

Okay, this is a meditation or exercise I use quite frequently, especially over recent days as I’m doing some pretty fun rewiring of my mind, and I’m going to have you do it at first, slightly different from how I’m doing it.

The goal of this meditation is to help you catch repeated thoughts before they start creating an endless loop in your mind. Ideally we get to learn how to drop all thoughts, but it’s the repeated offenders that get us the most. It’s said we have 60,000 thoughts a day, and that 90 some-odd percent of those are the same thoughts over and over again.

So those are the thoughts we’re going after…

A Beautiful, Relaxing, Mindfulness Meditation To Help Rewire Your Mind to Quickly Catch & Release Repeated Thoughts & Let them Go to Quiet Your Mind | Inspire | Inspiration | Motivation | Inner-Peace | Spirituality | Relaxation | Happiness | Self-Help

Nov 17, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered how to get fit, become an athlete, or simply enjoy something for the pure act of doing it, without the need for accomplishment, accolades, or perfection, then do we have the show for you.

Last year, right before he retired from public speaking, I had the rare opportunity to interviewed John Bingham, aka The Running Penguin on his career as a back-of-the-pack runner and running journalist on mindfulness, enjoying running for the pure joy of it, and his zen-like approach to athletics and life.

A self-proclaimed former smoker, drinker, and fat guy He’s written numerous books on the subject, including confessions from a running penguin, and would call himself an accidental athlete.

His humor and attitude toward life are incredibly contagious, and you’ll leave this interview feeling inspired, uplifted and ready to run or take on your day, whether at the front of the pack, or the back.

So have fun, enjoy this interview, and above all else, Shine Bright.

 

Inspire Nation Accidental Athlete Topics Include:

  • No matter where we get to, we’re a winner
  • How a former fat guy, smoker, drinker could be writing about running
    • Became a runner’s world columnist – wrote about the FUN he was having
  • How to enjoy the ride, irrespective of the pace
  • Why children have a great time until told they’re not as good as someone else
    • Why kids (and we should) simply play and enjoy the experience for what it is
  • How to re-define success
    • Finding what your best is, and pursuing that as your goal
  • Zen and Motorcycle Riding
  • Zen and Running – something magical about flowing along
  • Setting “reasonable” expectations
  • 700 miles on a motorcycle – not trying to get away from something, not trying to get away from somewhere
  • Spokesperson for the back-of-the-packers, aka the Penguins
  • John has helped change the face of running
  • What it’s like being a back-of-the-pack runner in a marathon
    • Back of the pack is where the interesting people are!
      • Alcoholics
      • Interesting Life Stories
    • Trying to have an honest interaction with the people he’s around
    • Discovering true fellowship
  • What does it mean to be living in the moment?
    • Circus musician and being in the moment, you can’t go back and get a bad note, just keep playing!
  • What is a Warrior Penguin?
  • How to bring your warrior inward vs. outward
  • Definition of word equilibrium – balance between overdoing and underdoing – magic point
  • What is a Runner’s High?
  • Pre-Run or Pre-Event (life) Checklist!
  • Letting go of your expectations
  • “Journey into a healthy lifestyle” – keep that sense of wonder
  • Why the not-so-great days may be better than your great days!
  • Can’t separate what he’s doing from who he is – needs to be integrated into who he is
  • Knowing when to say when – if you’re saying “I’m going to have a miserable day” the importance of choosing not to do it
  • What to be wary of: Easy to substitute one addiction for another
    • Cannot make running (or anything) one more thing we do to ourselves rather than for ourselves.
  • Last words of wisdom before retiring
    • Express as completely as he can the gratitude for the lifestyle he’s been able to enjoy.
  • What brings John the greatest sense of inner peace?
    • Learning to be present for every moment that’s happening!

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Be Incredible Inspired as You Discover How to Find the Pure Joy in All You Do, Even Working Out & How You Too Can Accidentally Become a Runner, Athlete or Anything You Desire!

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Nov 17, 2015

Today we have a very special Easin’ into the Season meditation to help you leave your early holiday stresses behind.

You can do this meditation anytime of the day, even, or especially mid-day when the hectic hustle and bustle of the holiday season almost seems like too much.

If you like this meditation, please do us a HUGE favor and please rate and review our show on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews mean the world to us, and greatly help others to find the show.

To check our interviews, or hear more meditations from me, or our guests, please visit our Inspire Nation Show, or InspireNationShow.com.

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way. Namaste.

Okay, for this meditation you’re going to want to be sitting down comfortably, or laying down on your back.

As always, I’d like you to begin gentle breathing in and out through the nose, all the way down to your belly.

Breathe in and out, nice and slow.

Now I want you to imagine any potential burdens you may have right now…

Relax & Release Your Worries & Concerns During This Stressful Time of the Year - A Perfect Guided Meditation To Gently Float Away in the Bliss & Basque in Inner Peace! Inspiration | Relaxation | Motivation | Serenity | Mindfulness | Healing | Self-Help

Nov 16, 2015

Today we have a very special show for you, on a very special day. Because today Inspire Nation turns two…two months old that is.

Yes, hard as it is to believe, we’re only two months old, and already one of the top-ten self-help shows in the world, with listeners in 116 countries and counting.

How in the world did we do it, and reach this rapid success… well, that’s the topic of today’s show!

I’ll be interviewing your dependable host Michael Sandler, my loving husband on how in the world we went from zero, to top 10 in just 8 short weeks!

That plus why in the world, we’re working 16 hour days, and what it means to be a unicorn! Yes, I said unicorn.

Questions/Topics Include:

  1. Was Becoming a Radio Show Host Always My Dream?
  2. How did we go from the Mindful Running Program to Inspire Nation?
  3. Did you rush to get a program started once you moved from Hawaii?
  4. What does it mean to have a “fire lit under you’re a**?”
  5. How did you take inventory about your passions?
    1. Making a love-letter to yourself about what you’re most passionate about.
  6. How do you come up with the idea?
    1. What does it mean to be in a blender?
  7. How did you determine your “avatar”?
  8. What’s wrong with the expression “Sell them what they want, give them what they need”
  9. Why making a fake persona or turning down the flame doesn’t lead to greatness
    1. Why it’s shutting off the tap and why that hurts bad
  10. How am I surviving working so many hours?
  11. Is it healthy to be working so hard or so many hours?
  12. Why are we able to shine?
  13. Where are we drawing our energy from?
  14. What do we dislike about typical internet marketing, or the marketing we felt we “had” to do in the past?
  15. How we’ve let go of perfectionism, persona, and so much more.
  16. Why a journey of a thousand miles really begins with a single step

For More Information Visit: www.InspireNationShow.com

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Nov 16, 2015

Today we have a very gentle, healing, soothing, and recharging meditation.

It’s one I like to use if I’m not feeling well, sore, anxious when I wake up, or a bit exhausted. In fact, I used it this morning after a late night’s recording session. It helps recharge my body, makes me feel better all over, and I believe even helps boost my immune system.

That, and it’s super simple to do.

You can of course, do this meditation any time of the day, and I love it just after waking, or immediately before bed.

If you like this meditation, please do us a HUGE favor and rate and review our show on iTunes. It’s the #1 way you spread the love, and help others to find the show! That, plus of course, it’s instant great karma points. And who couldn’t use that?

To hear more meditations from me, or our guests, please visit our Inspire Nation Show or InspireNationShow.com.

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way.

Namaste. Woo Hoo!

Okay, you can do this meditation sitting upright, but I recommend laying down for it if at all possible.

As always, I’ll have you begin with some gentle deep breaths, in and out through the nose.

Then, as you continue to breathe deep, I want you to imagine being enveloped, or covered, in a blanket of golden heavenly light...

 

A Beautiful Guided Meditation to Help You Relax, Recharge Feel Better & Even Heal – Perfect if you’re exhausted, didn’t sleep well, over-stressed, feel a cold coming on, or have soreness in your body. Inspiration | Spirituality | Mindfulness | Self-Help

 

Nov 16, 2015

This is part II of our 2 month anniversary show on Inspire Nation! Woo Hoo! In this part we’ll dive into all the lessons we’ve learned from daily interviews, and a show that never sleeps.

Plus the creative process, creative angst, the extreme importance of mindfulness and efficiency, and why it’s so important to do things your own way. That plus Jordan and The Voice, and why you need to bring out your inner unicorn!

Prepare to shine bright!

Questions & Topics Include:

  1. The beauty of a daily show and learning to let go
    1. A daily show is forcing us to:
      1. Prioritize
      2. Use resources wisely
  • How to reach the most people
  1. Hal Elrod of The Miracle Morning mentions an effect, you’ll use whatever time is given to you.
    1. Forces greater efficiency
    2. Forced Daily progress
    3. Working to hone skills before you get assistance
      1. Want to be open and new sponges
      2. Rather than to have entrenched habits
    4. Why moments where we’ve been stuck have taught us the most
    5. Why podcasting and interviews has become a giant game of chess.
    6. What’s coming next for us
      1. Honing Skills
      2. Opening Coaching Back Up
      3. Writing books based on what we’ve been learning
        1. Recurring themes keep coming up
        2. Patterns keep coming about
      4. The importance of watching our energy levels
        1. And why birthday cake and Halloween candy’s out, at least for the moment!
      5. What TV show Michael is addicted to
      6. What Jordan and The Voice Have to Do with Inspire Nation
      7. Why being a tinkerer is so important and helps bring out the divine within us
      8. Why we should each try to be our own mystical Unicorn
      9. Why it’s so important to do things our own way or let our unicorn-self come out
      10. Why sawing off our horn is a really bad idea
      11. The difference between getting through life adequately, and letting your horn out so you can shine!
      12. Be open and honest to our true selves
      13. Importance of being true to who you are

 

For More Information Visit: www.InspireNationShow.com

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Nov 15, 2015

Have you ever felt there had to be an easier way, that working, striving, and pushing as hard as you can, just isn’t getting you where you really want to go?

If so, then do we have the guest for you!

His name is Timber Hawkeye, he’s the best-selling author of the Buddhist Boot Camp, an inspiring book to help you shift and improve your life, almost one breath at a time.

It’s a fantastic read on Buddhism, but you don’t need to be a Buddhist to enjoy it!

Today we’re going to talk about the true meaning of freedom, success, and happiness, or about how we can live more and work less, or at the very least, live more, by worrying less!

Timber Hawkeye Topics Include:

  1. His History: From Tibetan Buddhism to Zen
  2. Looking to move past hierarchy, dogma, and chanting in a foreign language
  3. Was looking for something that felt right
    1. Travelling from the core of the intentions
    2. Had to remind himself taking off robes was taking a step inwards
  4. How Buddhist Bootcamp came about
    1. Letters over 8 years, a collection of personal insight on simplifying life
  5. How the movie Fight Club externalizes the internal conflict we each have.
    1. Is about us each being a soldier of peace in the army of love
  6. At job co-worker celebrated 30 years at same job. He had been there 10 years and decided he had to leave. Sold everything and moved to Hawaii to simplify.
  7. Look within – write down how you’d like to live
    1. Ask are you making decisions that bring you closer or farther from where you want to be
    2. Realized success means being happy
  8. Importance of time in Nature
    1. Never saw outdoors
  9. Take out whatever ingredient is making your cake bitter.
  10. Aloha is not a state you go to, but a state of mind you can bring with you
  11. Creating new healthy patterns that help us remain calm no matter what is happening to us.
  12. We create our own suffering and are victims of our own choices. It is how you react to life.
  13. Making the distinction between feelings and emotions
  14. No one can make you feel anything without your consent
  15. Sit Happens
  16. Shutting off the chatter
  17. How do we move past fear?
  18. Why the uphill climb to happiness is much better than a lifetime of suffering or pain
  19. How to replace anger with gratitude
  20. Don’t have to identify with incidents that happen in our lives
  21. Talking with the Dalai Lama – All of us dealing with the same thing
    1. Self control
    2. Compassion
    3. Freedom from anger
  22. Asks an important question for balance before making any big decision:
    1. Is what I’m about to do going to complicate my life, or keep my life simple?
  23. Importance of Core Values – write out your core values
  24. Thoughts become words and words become actions
    1. Just change your actions – go to the core and it will inevitably change how you think and how you think.
  25. Focus on your own journey
  26. Every day is a good day, some are just better
  27. Ted Talk on BuddhistBootCamp.com
  28. Last words of Wisdom: Let Go – ease up, just relax, it’s not that important

How to Find True Freedom, Success & Happiness In Each Moment, So You Can Shift, Improve & Enjoy Your Life to the Fullest! Inspiration | Motivation | Inner Peace | Business | Career | Spiritual | Spirituality | Buddhism | Religion | Health | Self-Help

Nov 15, 2015

Today we have a short, relaxing walk-in-the-woods meditation, inspired, by a recent walk I took myself.

It’s fall here in the northeast, and I wanted to share a gentle tromp through the leaves with you to leave you relaxed, refreshed and at ease.

If you like this meditation, please leaf us with a HUGE favor, and please rate and review our show on iTunes. It helps our rankings, and helps others to find the show. Thanks so much.

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I send love. I send light. And many many blessings your way. Namaste.

Alright, are you ready to begin?

We’ll have you start by taking some nice, gentle slow breaths, in and out through the nose.

Now as you continue to breathe, we’ll go on a very short journey.

Feel free to close your eyes so you can travel in your minds eye.

We’re going to head out onto a nice gentle trail next to some giant oak. It’s early fall, so the air is crisp, clear, and a perfect 68 degrees...

 

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY RELAXATION & PURE BLISS OF A GUIDED MEDITATION THROUGH THE WOODS ON A CRISP FALL DAY & LEAVE YOUR WORRIES BEHIND | Michael Sandler | Inspiration | Motivation | Mindfulness | Meditation | Health | Visualization | Inspire | Self-Help

Nov 14, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to reduce stress, feel better, supercharge your health, take control of your weight, sleep better, or simply to quiet your mind, then do we have the show for you!!!

Today we’ll be talking with Patrick McKeown, a world leading expert in Breathing, Health, Fitness, and Asthma, and author of the groundbreaking book, The Oxygen Advantage.

Now I’m biased, I’ve used Patrick’s techniques for years, and have been blown away by the results. I’ve taught it to my athletes, to everyone I coach, and I even try and include it in my meditations. I’ve found his techniques to be life and well as health transformative.

So today we’ll be talking about simple changes in your breath you can make to feel better, reduce stress, supercharge your fitness, eliminate asthma and shortness of breath, help you sleep better, and even to lose weight.

Topics Include:

  1. How an asthmatic became a world-leader in breathing education
  2. Why everyone, from CEO’s to athletes needs to learn about breathing
  3. The Oxygen Paradox
  4. How to breathe when you’re stressed
    1. When we get stressed our breathing gets faster
  5. Why a “deep breath” isn’t really a deep breath
  6. Why proper breathing at rest is so important
  7. The danger of “overbreathing”
  8. The Bohr Effect and why it’s so important to ALL of us
  9. Why Carbon Dioxide isn’t what we thought it was
  10. What is the BOLT – Body Oxygen Level Test
  11. How to take your own BOLT test, and why it’s so important
  12. Why Noses are for Breathing and Mouths are for Eating
    1. Nitric Oxide – the molecule of the year
    2. Why Nitric Oxide is so important for the body – an only comes from the nose!
    3. Nitric Oxide is also the mechanism for Viagra!
    4. Helps with stimulation for men and women as well
    5. Why taping your nose at night, may stimulate you for extra-curricular activities in the morning!
      1. How Nasal Breathing At Night Stimulates Sex-Drive and Libido in both Men and Women
  13. Why baby are obligatory nasal breathers
  14. If baby’s become mouth breathers they are at high risk of sudden death syndrome
  15. Processed foods may be leading to mouth breathing
  16. Why nasal breathing creates perfect faces for kids and babies
    1. Affects teeth
    2. Changes shape of jaws
    3. Affects overall health of child for entire life
    4. Dramatically affects sleep of a child (sleep apnea)
    5. Link between ADHD and breathing habits
  17. Book “Shut your mouth and save your life” by George Caitin
    1. Documented Native America traditions
      1. Found mothers would close baby’s mouths after breast-feeding
    2. Robert Fright – Hyperventilation syndrome – nose removes ¾’s of germs and bacteria from incoming air.
  18. How to decongest the nose
  19. How to reset the respiratory process in the brain
  20. How breath-holding changes your fitness levels
  21. How to simulate high-altitude training through breath-holding
  22. Why stress & quick breathing makes it difficult to think.
  23. How to get more oxygen to the brain

Part 2 topics include:

  1. A simple exercise to quiet the mind
  2. How to use breathing to get your best night’s sleep!
  3. How to improve your overall health through changes in the breath
  4. How to eliminate asthma by changing how you breath
  5. How to lose weight through changes in the breath
  6. Plus much, much more!

For more info visit: www.InspireNationShow.com

Inspiration | Motivation | Spirituality | Health | Meditation | Mindfulness | Self-Help

Nov 14, 2015

Hi Everyone, Michael Sandler here, your host on Inspire Nation. Today we have a very special relaxing meditation from our guest Patrick McKeown, author of the amazing new book, The Oyxgen Advantage.

This meditation can be done in the morning or at night, and has great long-term benefits if done on a regular basis.

If you enjoy this meditation, please do us a favor and rate and review our show on iTunes, it’s the #1 way to send your love, and help others to find it as well!

To hear Patrick’s interview, or more meditations from me or our guests, please visit our inspire nation show, or inspirenationshow.com.

I send love. I send light. And many, many blessings your way. Namaste.

A beautiful soothing meditation to put your body, mind & soul at ease. Helps relax & rewire the body for greater focus, patience & inner peace throughout your day, plus melts stress away. Patrick McKeown, Author of Oxygen Advantage.

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Nov 14, 2015

This is part two of our fascinating interview with Patrick McKeown, a world-renowned expert in the field of breathing, and the best-selling author of The Oxygen Advantage.

In part two we’ll look at more of the incredible benefits of changing your breath, and how to begin. We’ll cover relaxation, rewiring the mind for less stress and anxiety, how to get a better night’s sleep, eliminate sleep apnea, increase focus and reduce adhd systems, and for athletes or those looking to get in better shape, look at the performance, health, and fitness benefits from simple changes to your breath. Yes, you can literally boost your VO2. And yes, it can help you loose weight too!

That plus how you can reduce or eliminate asthma in both kids and adults, by changing the way we breathe.

This is one power-packed interview, so let’s dive right in and shine bright. 

Topics Include:

  1. When you’re stressed you breathe quickly and can’t get oxygen to the brain
    1. So you can’t think
  2. Gives us an exercise to rewire the body so we can cope with stress much better.
    1. Repeating for just a few short weeks makes structural changes in the brain
    2. In 3-4 minutes can take someone from a flight or flight response to a rest and relax response – from sympathetic to parasympathetic
    3. This exercise helps reduce snoring – helps reduce sleep apnea
    4. Focusing on air shortage anchors mind on the breath – aka silences mind
    5. May be better than many meditation techniques because almost automatically quiets the mind
  3. Nasal Breathing for Improving Sleep Quality
  4. Humans were meant to breathe through nose
  5. Only 4 animals breathe through mouth, but are still nasal breathers
  6. Farm animals only breathe through mouth when they are very sick
  7. Athletes are missing the most important part of training
  8. Oxygen is sexy
  9. Everyday breathing affects your fitness and affects your sport
  10. The performance benefits of working on the breath
    1. More enjoyment
    2. Improved performance
    3. Can improve VO2 Max
    4. Improved Economy
    5. Reduce exercise induced asthma
    6. Reduce stress on the heart
    7. Lower heart rate
    8. Less inflammation
    9. Less injuries
  11. Asthma and over-breathing
  12. How asthma is curable if we get the breathing under control
  13. For parents with kids with asthma
    1. Watch your child breathing
    2. Is the mouth open?
    3. Do they snore?
    4. Are they holding their breath?
    5. Are they changing positions in sleep (obstructive sleep apnea)
    6. Huge link between sleep disorders and ADHD
  14. For adults with Asthma
    1. Pay attention to the breath
  15. Lower the breathing rate, lower the body weight
    1. When you change breathing, weight loss occurs
    2. Eat more when stressed
    3. Eat less when unstressed
    4. When using the breath you reduce stress, and reduce appetite
    5. High altitude individuals are thinner
  16. Wrap-up – why everyone should look at their breath

Learn how to boost your fitness, performance & sex drive, dramatically improve your sleep, health & well-being, plus reduce weight, quiet your mind & even improve asthma, all by changing how you breathe!

Inspiration | Motivation | Spiritual | Spirituality | Mindfulness | Meditation | Breathing | Health | Asthma | Endurance | Weight Loss | Sleep Apnea

Nov 13, 2015

Did you ever wish you could be happier right now, much happier? That life could be, well, happier in each moment, more puppies and roses, or that at least the sun could be shining more than half the time?

Well then do we have the show for you!

Today we’ll be talking with Tal Ben Shahar, a former Harvard pyschology professor and a leader in the field of positivity and happiness. He’s also the author of the best-selling book: Choose the Life You Want: The mindful Way to Happiness.

Today we’ll be talking about at least 10 key ways to CHOOSE Happiness in Each moment, plus the power of smiling and why we both do it before starting the show, plus why we might want to forgo that new Porsche, and instead head for Cabo pronto. Arriba!

Interview Topics Include:

  1. Got into studying happiness because wasn’t happy studying computers
  2. Generosity Brings Happiness
    1. There was a study that gave you money to go shopping
      1. Shoppers high had 1 day stick – then gone
      2. Those who were give money to instead give away, had more stick, even a week later
  • Hebrew word natan, palindrome, same word backwards, because of the relationship of giving and receiving
  1. Being Present Brings You Happiness
    1. Eric, Blind Home Designer
    2. Hellen Keller
    3. Brings happiness and boosts immune system
  2. Being in a state of Gratitude brings you happiness
    1. Hellen Keller was a consummate appreciator
  3. Being Present and Grateful is a super-powerful happiness duo
    1. What Barbara Frederickson calls heartfelt positivity – feeling good in the moment
    2. Einstein , either nothing is a miracle or everything is
  4. What are key ways to be mindful for happiness
    1. Like working out
      1. Can go to gym
      2. Or bring activity to everything
    2. Mindfulness
      1. Can meditate
      2. Or can make every moment a mindfulness practice
    3. Listening to someone contributes to their physical health
      1. Kids self-esteem is higher
      2. Also affects employees in workplace – sick less when listened to more by boss or colleagues
      3. One of best predictors of job productivity is the answer to “do you have a best friend at work” – having someone hear us out.
    4. Having Pets contributes to wellbeing and happiness
    5. In every moment can cultivate mindfulness
      1. Amy Cutty – Physical Posture
      2. Doing dishes can be mindful
      3. When eating –
    6. 5-10 minutes a day of mindful eating a day can improve our wellbeing
    7. Posture can improve wellbeing, happiness, and body chemistry
      1. High power pose –
        1. Rooster pose or big-shot pose
      2. Increases testosterone and reduces cortisol
        1. Demostrates confidence
      3. Weaker pose
        1. Increases stress hormones, decreases testerone
        2. Hunching forward at computer isn’t good for our psychology
      4. The permission to be human
        1. Allowing ourselves to experience any and all emotions
        2. Difficult of self-help gurus
          1. Can’t be happy all the time
          2. Cannot suppress or block emotions
        3. Allowing yourself to experience emotions
        4. The idea of the lucky person – phenomenon of luck and Dr. Wiseman
          1. More open
          2. Interpret events differently
        5. Be a benefit finder, not a fault-finder
        6. How to become more of a benefit finder
          1. Teach it
          2. Write about it
          3. Have reminders around you
        7. Bringing humor and lightness to your life
          1. The healing power of humor – Norman Cousins
            1. Prescribing humorous activities – the power of humor is remarkable
          2. Ellen Degeneres
            1. Combining Dance and Humor
          3. The Wonder Drug video on Happiness.tv
            1. Ellen and TBD (Too Busy Disorder)
              1. So important to do less rather than more
            2. Changing our beliefs and the mind-body connection
              1. How do we shift those beliefs
              2. Carol Dweck –
                1. Fixed mindset vs. growth mindset – self fulfilling prophecy
              3. Having a fixed vs. a growth mindset
              4. Shoot for more positive experiences – even small experiences
                1. The value of experiences over goods
              5. Supporting a child’s dreams
              6. Spirituality – having a meaningful, purposeful experience
                1. See your work as significant or purposeful
                2. Doesn’t have to be in a great or big experience or ah ha moment, it can be in just about every moment of our lives.
              7. Happiness is in the details – in the minute-to-minute decisions we make
                1. Jon Kabat Zinn – wherever you go, there you are – being present to the experience

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Nov 13, 2015

Hi Everyone, Michael Sandler your host on Inspire Nation. Today we have a very short happiness meditation to help you find a ray of sunshine in any moment, in any situation. This meditation goes well with today’s guest, Tal Ben Shahar, a former Harvard Positivity Professor and author of Choose the Life You Want: The mindful Way to Happiness.

You can of course do this meditation anytime you want, and use it as a mantra or reminder to bring you back to a state of happiness in any moment.

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I send love. I send light. And many many blessings your way. Namaste.

Okay, this is a very simple meditation.

To begin, I’d like you either sitting up good and tall, which is a position of confidence, or laying on your back on the floor.

First I’ll have you begin with a few nice, deep slow breaths. In and out gently through the nose.

Next I’d like you to imagine one of the most positive experiences of your life. It could be something recent. It could be from your childhood. It could the birth of a child. Your wedding day, or anything else that made you feel on top of the world.

As you continue to breathe in and out, take a minute and put yourself back there…

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Inspiration | Motivation | Spiritual | Spirituality | Happy | Happiness | Joy | Love | Inner Peace | Health | Self-Help

Nov 12, 2015

We’ve been talking a lot lately about bringing out the gifts within each us and living your greatest life. But what do we do if we don’t know our gifts inside of us, or have no idea where to turn with them?

Well, as the expression goes, who you gonna call…ghost busters? No in this case you’[d call Sue Frederick, a Career Intuitive, who helps people discover their greatest path and wrote a beautiful book I see your dream job.

Today we’ll cut through a bit of the confusion, and talk about uncovering our gifts and discovering our own paths, whether that’s in our current field, a new field, or somewhere out in Far Left Field. In short, today we’ll learn how to unwrap the gifts we came here with to discover what on earth you were meant to do.

That, plus we’ll learn ENERGETIC PERSONAL RESUCITATION, OR EPR, or how in the world to tun up our vibes and shine extra bright!

Topics Include:

  1. Following our soul path
  2. Using different tools to intuit our soul path
  3. The importance of meditation and listening to our inner voice/intuition
  4. Determining what your gifts are
  5. Do what you run from
  6. How do you connect the dots once you know what you’re passionate about?
    1. Getting moving
    2. Taking Baby Steps
  7. Meditation practice to access intuition
  8. Effectiveness of a Sanskrit mantra
    1. Om Namashiviya
    2. Shifts energy to a higher frequency
    3. In higher frequency and energy realms fear is replaced by love
  9. Shifting Energy
    1. Tools
      1. Gratitude
    2. Understanding the innate sweetness inside of each one of us
    3. Get back to our nature, bring that to work, to relationships
      1. Helps us connect soul to soul
      2. Get past ego, get past personality, get past fear
    4. Helping people bring out their “sweetness”
    5. From Debbie Downer to Thank You Dad
    6. Using laughter to slay the downer dragon
    7. Why do we need to take action right away once we’ve discovered our path
    8. Counseling kids on their greatness
    9. Have to go after your passions
    10. Have to bring your energy to the table

Inspiration | Motivation | Intuition | Business | Career | Spiritual | Spirituality | Soul | Religion | Health | Wealth | Abundance | Self-Help

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