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  • 142. Thomas Sterner | Emotional Freedom Through Mind Power

    Good people, In today's episode, I'm joined by the CEO and founder of The Practicing Mind Institute, author, podcaster, and mindset maven, Thomas Sterner. As a teenager, Thomas was very creative. Yet, he lacked discipline, so once the initial enthusiasm for starting something new dissipated, he would look for something else, leaving that initial project unfinished. It took him some time, but he realized he was reacting to behaviors installed in his subconscious mind.Thomas' truth was to realize he was the producer of his thoughts, not his thoughts. This revelation, rarely seen in teenagers, helped Thomas become an observer of his thoughts and gave him an advantage in his personal and professional life. Eventually, he became an expert in Present Moment Functioning, which allowed him to bring clarity to thousands of people, including CEOs, elite athletes, and high-performing individuals.Throughout our conversation, Thomas shares how his early awakening helped him become an observer of his thoughts and his experiences sharing this knowledge with teenagers and peers. You'll also hear about the heart and mind connection, how meditation can help you become aware of your thoughts, why Thomas believes we can find many answers in the quantum theory, and more.In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Thomas' background and his truth (2:43)How Thomas' life changed when he became aware he and his thoughts are two separate things (6:08)Thomas talks about his inspiration for writing his books (9:13)"It's just a thought." Thomas talks about his second book (14:08)Being reactive is giving away your freedom to others (18:19)Learn how to recognize you are not in the present moment (25:18)There is no such a thing as "failed meditation" (29:59)How to tune in the right frequency (34:23)First Impressions:Stress (39:08)Music (39:19)Thinking (39:23)Thought (39:28)Emotion (39:33)Improvisation (39:42)Thomas Sterner (39:47)Connect with Thomas:WebsiteLinkedInBook: Thomas Sterner - t’s Just a Thought: Emotional Freedom through Deliberate ThinkingBook: Thomas Sterner - The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life, Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process

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  • 141. Dr. Alison J Kay | How To Create Financial, Career & Relationship Success With Mindfulness

    Good People,Today I'm joined by the Master Mind-Body Energy Medicine practitioner and best-selling author of "Vibrational UPgrade," Dr. Alison J. Kay. Moved by her innate sense of abundance and adventure, Dr. Alison traveled the world aiming to get rid of the feeling of being caged she had carried for decades. On one of her trips to Taiwan, she discovered how energy and consciousness work together holistically to create health and vibrancy, thriving in mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Alison Kay's truth was the understanding and the acceptance that there is a lot more abundance to be lived and learning how to experience financial, relational, and health abundance through inner work. Throughout our conversation, a primer on how our inner world works, we delve into the different mind states and how understanding their nuances can facilitate and improve our lives. Dr. Alison Kay shares plenty of golden nuggets on nutrition, mindfulness practices, and breathing. In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Dr. Alison's truth (3:12)The safest place to start our mindfulness journey (9:55)85% of our choices are made by our subconscious mind (16:05)All matter vibrates. The importance of what we put in our bodies (21:30)The multiple benefits of paying attention to how we breathe (26:31)First Impressions:Feminine energy (34:54)Masculine energy (34:59)Vegan (35:04)Heart chakra (35:09)Leader (35:17)Mind (35:24)Brain (35:34)Alison J. Kay (35:49)Connect with Dr. Alison:WebsiteInstagramLinkedInTwitterFacebook
  • 140. Tanika Ray | The Truth About Being Mom

    Good People, Today I'm joined by the talented and beautiful Tanika Ray, mother, TV host, creator and producer, and host of the Mamaste with Tanika Ray podcast. The former host of TV shows like Ready To Love, Ladies Who List, and Extra joins us to reveal the truth that changed her life once she embraced it, talk about the biggest fallacy of motherhood, and how to manage stress. Tanika's truth was to realize that being somebody else for somebody else wasn't enough anymore. After seven years of living the dream, being famous, and "being on the top," Tanika was at her lowest and feeling miserable. She realized she needed a massive change in her life. Throughout our conversation, we explore the dark side of showbiz, the dangers of neglecting our mental health, and the oppressive reality single mothers have to deal with. Tanika also talks about the biggest fallacy of motherhood, why we should turn self-care into some sort of ritualistic habits, the importance of being proactive and moving our bodies, and more. In This Episode, You'll Learn:About Tanika's truth (3:31)Just because people know you, it doesn't mean you don't have problems (6:32)About life choices made to soothe childhood wounds (11:19)The biggest fallacy of motherhood (15:48)Tanika's advice to the mothers out there (20:24)Keys to managing stress (30:27)First ImpressionsMomma (37:58)Papi (38:01)Husband (38:18)Wife (38:24)Celebrity (38:32)Dance (38:35)Exercise (38:37)Freedom (38:41)Connect with Tanika:Mamaste with Tanika Ray PodcastInstagramLinkedInYouTube
  • 139. Linda Carroll: The Most Important Relationship

    Throwback episode:Good People, Today I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Linda Carroll. She’s a therapist, couple’s coach, and author of the book Love Skills. Linda dives deep into her personal truth: that “love” is just a chemical reaction, and healthy relationships truly take a lot of work. We also dove into conversations around the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s affecting our personal relationships and exaggerating certain aspects of our lives. Going deeper, Linda shares about how being in a relationship isn’t the most important thing; it’s about being in a relationship with yourself. As always, thank you for tuning in. I’ll see you in the next one. Some Questions I Ask: Does the cycle ever start over? (18:06)What do you want folks to learn from Love Skills? (20:01)What do you say to those that say they’re not in love with their spouses anymore? (22:02)What are the most common relationship issues? (26:34)How can people reach out to you? (38:42)In This Episode, You Will Learn: What falling deeply in love for the first time taught Linda. (4:37)The 5 stages to wholeheartedly loving your partner. (11:35)How Linda’s book took shape over time. (20:53)Why improving relationships cannot be done on a pre-determined schedule. (23:12)Why nurturing the relationship between the client and therapist is essential for growth. (25:28)How anger can lead to self-exploration. (29:37)Connect with Linda Carroll: WebsiteEmailInstagramLinkedInResources: Love Skills by Linda Carroll
  • 138. Steven Washington | Recovering from Addiction

    Good People,Today, I'm joined by the Movement Master, Author, and Recovery Advocate, Steven Washington. In his "previous life," Steven had a successful career as a contemporary dancer at New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera, and Broadway in Disney's The Lion King. To deal with the anxiety caused by performing at that level, plus a rooted sense of not enoughness, Steven relied on drugs and alcohol and became an addict. After over 20 years of sobriety, Steven sees his addiction as a blessing in disguise, an opportunity to have another life. Steven's truth is to realize he is enough, that he has always been, and once he fully embraced that idea, he experienced a massive breakthrough and a profound transformation.  Our conversation revolves around Steven's first meeting with his truth, his recovery from addiction, and the decision to explore, learn and experience Traditional Eastern medicine and become a practitioner. We also talk about his book, "Recovering You," his love for Qigong and the energy he can generate through its practice, how complementary and different Western and Eastern medicine are, and so much more. In This Episode, You'll Learn:About Steven's truth and how acknowledging it changed his life (3:06)Becoming a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (5:14)The arduous process of writing a book and why we must be flexible with our goals (7:54)Steven explains what Qigong is and how it changed his life (11:47)The instrumental role of community and connection in dealing with any issue (19:08)Eastern and Western medicine and their different approach to health (26:26)First Impressions:Love (28.42)Addiction (28.47)Truth (28:55)Breath (28:59)Heaven (29:04)Hell (29:11)Qigong (29:45)Smile (29:50)Resources:Steven Washington websiteBook: Steven Washington - Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming AddictionConnect with Steven:InstagramYouTubeFacebook
  • 137. The Holiday Truth

    Throwback Episode:This week’s Truth Prescription features the annual Holiday Truth from Dr. Seku. He delivers a quick dose of truth, sharing insight on his recent reflections about the moments when he experiences fear in his life.Inspired from a verse from the song “Living the Light” (by, a close friend and season 1 guest, Evrythng Cost featuring Heather Hayes) that talks about the importance of owning the truth and trusting the outcome, Dr. Seku talks about those fearful moments and what he does overcome them. Tune into our last episode of 2018!
  • 136. Chris Hope - Part 2: The Truth About Being A True Professional

    Throwback Episode: Good people,Today's episode is the continuation of my conversation with Chris Hope, National Collegiate champion with Florida State University, Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and author of the book P.R.O.S.In this second part of our conversation, we talked about Chris' project, the I See Hope For the Future academy, where he aims to teach young athletes to be professionals in the field and in every aspect of their lives. From how to dress and talk properly to manage their finances, Chris' idea is to be who he needs to be. He also shared his view on the incongruence of being successful at one thing and terrible in all the rest. For him, it makes no sense being a spectacular athlete and a terrible husband, or brother, or son. In This Episode, You Will Learn:True professionals excel in every area of their lives (4:12)For an athlete, their body is their corporation (8:30)How we do one thing is how we do everything (11:15)The things young athletes need to be taught (15:42)We tend to get caught in what we see (17:40)Yes or BS:Children owe everything to their parents (21:06)Pro athletes need a coach, other than the team coach (21:48)Jerome "The Bus" is the hardest hitting running back you ever faced (21:58)Women are smarter than men (24:32)Kaepernick is misunderstood (25:05)Setting boundaries gets easier with practice (26:57)Resources Mentioned:Book: Chris Hope - P.R.O.S: Parents Relying on Their Seeds Connect with Chris:InstagramTwitter