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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 3 -Meditation Apps - Are You App-Solutely Confused?

Sep 30, 2019

 Are you looking for the perfect meditation app? Do you know why you need or don’t need the app? Well there are tons to choose from (over 2000), and they are all competing for market share, and that alone seems more stressful than calming. Plus, if your phone looks like mine sometimes just finding the app you downloaded can make you dizzy. One time I thought I opened a meditation app and ended up opening a Headline News app which of course I had to read and well now my mind is...

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Episode 1 - Top 10 Reasons Why You Can't or Won't Meditate

Sep 30, 2019

On today’s podcast, I am going to nail the top ten list of “why I didn’t or can’t meditate “ – I like to call it the excuse du jour. I bet you’ll recognize a lot of them and laugh at some too.

Hey there, Alexa Z here.

Usually, when you teach a subject, you start with how you can do something, but in this case, I am going to start with the “why I can’t.”

I get more people stopping me and saying I can’t because of...

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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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Trailer Alexa Z Show - Meditation Motivation

Sep 14, 2019

Imagine if you had clarity, not confusion.

Imagine if the clutter in your mind was swept aside to reveal your true brilliance.

Imagine you could make effortless decisions throughout your day.

Imagine finding less on your to-do list and more time to do the things you love with the people you love

Imaging a good night’s sleep, waking up feeling grounded, peaceful with tons of energy to take on the day.

Imagine listing to this short podcast and not thinking “you are full of...

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