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Emotional Overload – How to Attack it Before it Attacks You

Dec 02, 2019

In today's episode, we will discuss how to get off that emotional road to the holidays and buy yourself, or your brain, some time and peace. Thanksgiving just passed, and I hope you all had a great holiday. Maybe you are so excited that you desire the next holiday is just as perfect. However, for many of us, the reality is that we may be pondering thoughts such as it could have been better, I shouldn't have invited so and so, why didn't I include so and so. Or maybe it didn't meet your high...

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Interview with Rick Ledgett - If Rick Can Meditate So Can You!

Nov 25, 2019

Rick Ledgett- Show Notes

Quotes from Mr. Ledgett:

“I am a long-time/life-time Dallas Cowboys fan, which is just further proof of intelligence.  Which is opposed to being a Redskins fan.”

 “Let me just say, it (Yoga Nidra) works great!.... One way is that sometimes I wake up at 2:00 am in the morning and I will do Yoga Nidra for 20 minutes and I am back to sleep, with no issues and not needing to take any drugs.”

 “… focused on the science...

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Compassion - Give Me Some!

Nov 18, 2019

Join me today if for no other reason but to feel a bit more loved, understand why Loving-kindness or Compassion Meditation is so important, and get simple instructions on how to do one starting today. Come on, the holidays are coming, let’s build up our compassion muscle. There actually is a method. The more you lack compassion, the harder it is to get it back. Seriously, use it, or you lose it. Come on, the Dalai Lama does this type of meditation, and he is super cool.


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A Short Silent Retreat can Change Your World - Create Your Own!

Nov 11, 2019

What is a silent retreat, and why would you actually want to put yourself through that? I get this question a lot, so I thought it was a good time to answer it. Right now, while I am in the moment! 

I really am in the moment because I have just completed a personal Noble Silence Retreat, which means silence of the body, speech, and mind. I consider it a private retreat because I put it together myself, my rules, no one else. This type of time can not only be enjoyable, but you can also...

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Yoga Nidra 101 - Is it Meditation and Why Should I Do It?

Nov 04, 2019

Did you ever see "Yoga Nidra" on your list of yoga or gym classes and think what is that? Or maybe you showed up for class ready for a power workout, and they told you to lie on the floor, and you were like, uh, that doesn't burn calories. Well, let's say that Nidra CAN help your weight loss journey, reduce a ton of stress, leave you energized, promote a healing environment for your body, and helps builds space for new ideas and so much more.

 And the best part is that you do nothing...

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Episode 7: Lawyers, Judges and Mindfulness - Oh My! An Interview with Indira Sharma, Partner at Saul, Ewing, Arnstein and Lehr

Oct 28, 2019

These are interview show notes, which means they are more fun to listen to then read. But just in case you want to...

00:06 Alexa: Hey there! Alexa Z here, and today I am excited and honored to be speaking with Indira Sharma. Indira is a partner at the law firm, Saul, Ewing, Arnstein, and Lehr. They are everywhere, across the country, from Miami to Boston, to Minneapolis and lots of places in between, but she is coming to us from our favorite home state of Maryland, and her firm is in...

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Episode 6 - Good Sleep Now - Meditation and Zs

Oct 21, 2019

Intro:

00:06 Oh, the joy of a beautiful night's sleep. Sleep is so important, from lowering our stress, to even our cholesterol. Some may say I am a bit obsessed with sleep. I am not obsessed with sleeping, but I am very concerned with the quality of sleep. When our sleep declines, so does our health. Unfortunately, we seem to reach for an answer quickly, and often that answer is in the form of a pill or herbal pill. Whatever its, I am not touting these things, but I really feel we need to...

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Episode 5 - Why Meditation Can Make You a Badass

Oct 14, 2019

In today's episode, I'm going to breathe some light beyond the feeling of peace, calm and focus and onto bigger and more badass things. You may want to meditate just to chill, but once you are all chilled out, then what? What does life's palate look like?

I once taught someone to meditate that was going through an awful divorce; he said the future looked like a giant grey palate, but by making some space in that nugget of his, he found out that the palate was ready to be painted however he...

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Episode 4 -Vacation and Meditation, They Rhyme for a Good Reason

Oct 07, 2019

On today's show, I am going to fill you in on some tips on how to meditate on vacation and, more importantly, why vacation is an excellent time to strengthen your practice. And I am proving this because I am relaxed and productive recording while I am on vacation! The best part is that when your vacation is over, you will find that your meditation practice helps you keep that vacation feeling alive and not send you home counting the days until the next vacation.

In my first episode, "Ten...

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Episode 2 - Staying Mindful in the Present Moment, Even When it’s a Crappy One

Sep 30, 2019

Intro – On today’s show I am going to breathe some life into the present moment or being mindful of the present moment. If you aren’t in the present moment then where the heck are you, running away from it, ruminating on how cool all the past moments were, stressed about planning for the future moments? Or are you maybe hiding from them all? I’ll give you the skinny on what, why, and how you can stay in the moment even if the current moment is crappy. In a short time,...

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