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March Un-Madness- Week 1 - Mindful Communication

Mar 09, 2020

 

We work hard to develop a meditation and mindfulness practice, but where do you see the benefits playing out? If you don't see benefits, then you won't keep practicing. If you limit your interests to just one thing, then you are missing the magic of the practice. It's ok if you are practicing for symptom relief, but I want more for you. I hope the symptoms pass, but don't ignore the rest of the magic. Each week for the remainder of March, I will pick one topic to deep dive and give you...

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ADD and Anxiety in the Youth - an interview with Katie Tolley

Mar 01, 2020

In today's episode, we will be discussing a very important topic that is near and dear to me, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and anxiety in our youth. I am lucky enough to have Katie Tolley back on the show. Katie was part of Episode 19: What is Integrative Health? Katie Tolley is part of the team at Turning Point Integrative Health Center, which has offices in Annapolis and Columbia, Maryland. She also runs a health and wellness consulting business, KT Consulting. Katie is a Pediatric...

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Demystifying Meditation with Sarah McLean

Feb 24, 2020

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In today’s episode, with the help of Sarah McLean, the owner of the McLean Meditation Institute, my personal teacher, and a woman with an unusual and exciting background, we will demystify meditation.  There are so many brands and types of meditation out there; it can be downright confusing. The important thing is to understand a bit, not make it too hard, and, most importantly, do not delay your practice! Without practice, you are missing all the amazing...

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Three Things to Make Your Meditation a Slam Dunk

Feb 17, 2020

In today's episode, I am going to discuss three things to make your meditation a slam dunk. By slam dunk I mean a practice that is simple, effective and best of all YOU WILL STICK TO IT! There are many methods, brands and apps, and apps for your apps, but today let's get back to the basics. Let's get back to the why and the how and get your practice on the tracks headed to the destination of your choice. You can study until you are old and gray, but the practice does not work unless you...

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Emotional Intelligence – Let Meditation Enhance and Expand this Valuable Asset

Feb 10, 2020

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In today's episode, I am going to shed a little light on emotional intelligence.  You might think you don't need to listen to this episode because Emotional Intelligence – Let Meditation Enhance and Expand this Valuable Asset you know all about it, you might have even read Daniel Goleman's book, Emotional Intelligence.  Hold tight! I am here to talk about how meditation can improve your emotional intelligence, why we should always enhance emotional intelligence, and how...

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Are You Good at Multitasking? No, you are not, nor should you be!

Feb 03, 2020

In today's episode, we are going to shed some light on multitasking. You might be tired of hearing about multitasking, and monotasking is getting a little blase. If you are like me, repetition is necessary. I wear the badge of honor when it comes to multitasking. 

In the past 30 years, any interview I had, when asked what my three top skills were, multitasking was always one of them. As I get older, I still think that I do well when it comes to multitasking. However, I see I don't get...

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Cognitive Decline. Is Your Memory Failing You? You Can Do Something About It – MEDITATE

Jan 27, 2020

Over the past few years, I have intimately watched my Mother's cognitive health decline. Trying to diagnose Alzheimer's, Dementia, accurately is tough and quite humiliating. Heck, I am embarrassed that I can't remember what I ate for dinner last night. I can't imagine how my Mom felt taking memory tests. But I will never forget the look in her eyes when she asked me after the first test, "I did ok, right?" It was quite a while before we figured out what was wrong or at least had a good...

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Integrative Medicine - What is It and Do You Need It?

Jan 20, 2020

Today I am going to shed some light on what integrative medicine is.  I am with Turning Point Integrative Health Center in Annapolis, Maryland.  They also have another location in Columbia, Maryland.  Today, I am joined by Dr. Danielle McDevitt and Nurse Practitioner, Katie Tolley.  We are going to have a fun and casual conversation on what integrative medicine is all about.  

Dr. McDevitt is very passionate, not only about medicine but also on how she can...

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Begin with “Who Am I?” and the Rest Will Fall into Place

Jan 13, 2020

Before we get engrossed in today's episode, let me give you a moment to hit subscribe. I know you want to, and like me, you often forget. You wake up in the middle of the night and say, ah heck I forgot to hit subscribe for that nice lady who really is trying to motivate me. So here you go. Do do do do Thanks!

 In today's episode, I am going to shed some light on "Who am I?" or maybe I should say, "Who are You?" We are now starting the second full week of 2020, the gyms are still...

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Top 10 Tips to Help you Stick to Your Meditation Habit

Jan 06, 2020

Today I am going to shed some light on how to stick to habits. Although I am zeroing in on meditation, this really applies to all new practices that you may want to form. The significant part is that a meditation habit actually feeds into all of the other habits, makes them easier to stick with and more productive. If you are looking to form an exercise habit, meditation helps with all of your body’s physiological systems, including your metabolism. If you are too tired to exercise,...

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