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When things don’t go as planned

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When things don’t go as planned

John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

My plan was to start my brand-new radio show on VoiceAmerica on Monday, November 6th. This was something way out of my comfort zone. I worked hard with my producer, Winston Price, to learn how to assemble a meaningful show, talk to guests and create interesting content. I spent the last 8 weeks focused on getting the show ready. I was nervous and excited at the same time.

Sitting in the studio, headsets on, my guest and business partner, Annie Campbell, sitting across from me, we were ready to go. And then nothing happened. Crickets.

For some reason, despite the best efforts of two hard working engineers, they could not fix the problem. The show was not going to happen. At least tonight.

My show, Innovative Mindful Solutions, is focused on how to mindfully approach our thoughts and emotions that may sabotage our businesses and our lives. I believe that when we rigidly attach ourselves to a specific outcome, not only do we create more suffering for ourselves, but that attachment may keep us from seeing other viable options and possibilities. Mindfulness allows us to step back, observe the situation and ourselves as it is in THIS moment, not as we would wish it to be. The universe was presenting me a true test of my convictions. Would I practice what I preach or succumb to my disappointment? I realized I had a choice to make.

So, taking a deep breath, I smiled at two very concerned engineers. And Annie did as well. I thanked them for their hard work and diligence in trying to fix the problem and get us on the air. I could see the relief on their faces when I told them that I was grateful for their efforts. I knew they were expecting us to be upset or angry. We decided to regroup and try again next week. I knew it would be OK.

And I realized John Lennon was right!

So, the do over of Innovative Mindful Solutions will be next Monday, November 13th at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. Click the link below and join us to learn new ways to manage your business and your life when things don’t go as planned!

https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2708/innovative-mindful-solutions-with-terry-galler

No Pain, All Gain

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No Pain, All Gain

“Self discovery isn’t meant to be painful. If it is, then you’re working on yourself, lost in the story of your life, or simply resisting what is.” – Ariel & Shya Kane

Tune in to Being Here and experience the practical, pain free, and fun alternative lifestyle called “Instantaneous Transformation.”

Listen Live this Wednesday, October 4th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. 

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 500 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. 

You can also listen to Being Here on the go! Stream or download new and archived episodes to your smart phone or mobile device with these applications:

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You Are Enough By Ariel & Shya Kane

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You Are Enough By Ariel & Shya Kane

“Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

You absolutely underestimate yourself because you are never “good enough” for your mind – and we all have minds. Join Ariel & Shya Kane in Being Here and celebrate being YOU.

Listen Live this Wednesday, September 6th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show/

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 500 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show-archives/

You can also listen to Being Here on the go! Stream or download new and archived episodes to your smart phone or mobile device with these applications:

Podcasts app for iPhone

Stitcher Podcast app for Any Device

VoiceAmerica app for Apple

VoiceAmerica app for Android

Getting UNSTUCK with Shira Taylor Gura By Dr Paula Joyce

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Getting UNSTUCK with Shira Taylor Gura By Dr Paula Joyce

Shira Taylor Gura is the author of Getting unSTUCK: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being. Her book is an Amazon #1 best-seller and a 2017 winner of the International Book Award in self-help. As a well-being coach, she facilitates workshops, retreats and individual coaching sessions to teach people how to get unstuck in their lives and relationships. She created The S.T.U.C.K Method to guide people on how to turn their “stuck” spots into sources of energy and positive change. Shira created the S.T.U.C.K Method by drawing on her training as an occupational therapist and yoga instructor. Her belief that a more mindful, compassionate life is available to anyone, anywhere is reflected in her blog. She is the host of the weekly podcast, Getting unSTUCK, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She lives with her husband and four children on Kibbutz Hannaton in Israel. Please visit her at www.thestuckmethod.com 

I had just finished doing my radio show and pulled out a stack of books that I had received from potential guests. I went outside for a break and a young owl caught my attention. He was wounded and sitting on the ground starring directly at me. I called the animal rescue number and pulled up a chair to keep him safe. I wondered why this owl showed up now and what message he had for me. I went inside to get the books and discovered that my cat was frantic. He had been showing signs for a while that he didn’t like sharing me with others. The owl was the last straw for him, but I still didn’t want to admit that he needed a new home. We had been together for several years and were emotionally bonded. In my turmoil, I picked up Shira’s book and randomly opened it. As I read, I knew the owl was there to help me see what I had been denying. I had to rehome Benji for his happiness and mine. I also knew I wanted Shira on my show to help you too learn how to get unStuck.

Walking Into the Unknown with Estelle Frankel By Dr. Paula Joyce

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Walking Into the Unknown with Estelle Frankel By Dr. Paula Joyce

The feelings of fear and excitement are the same. Furthermore, heroes and villains have the same feelings in the split second before they each make very different choices. The journey of our life prepares us for that split second decision. It is rarely a magical leap, rather a steady path of living life one choice at a time, building our courage, strength and resilience as we go. Marianne Williamson wisely said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” The process of allowing ourselves to become the shining light of our true self, rather than the dim light of the roles we play in order to be accepted, is the process of moving through fear one step at a time. As we replace the fear of the unknown with the joy of discovering our own beauty, life becomes what it is meant to be. Please join us Thursday to learn how to step joyfully into the unknown.
Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist, author, spiritual adviser and popular public speaker. In her private practice in Albany, CA, she works with individuals and couples providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring. Estelle is also a seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who offers workshops on the intersection of Kabbalah and depth psychology and Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. She is the author of two award-winning books: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness, a groundbreaking book on the intersection of Kabbalah and depth psychology, and her new book, The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty. Estelle is also the author of numerous essays that have been published by professional journals, literary anthologies and popular magazines. Please visit her at www.estellefrankel.com.

 

Listener “Ah-Ha” Moments By Delanea Davis and Rita MacRae

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Listener “Ah-Ha” Moments By Delanea Davis and Rita MacRae

We are going to be celebrating our 13th radio show on Aug 4!!! And to celebrate this episode is all about YOU! We have LOVED spending the last 12 weeks with you, and now it’s time for our listeners to SHINE.

What is your biggest “Ah-Ha” moment from one
(or more) episode that you listened to?

What has been your favorite show?

What’s your Goal?

What are your Stories?

What has shifted and moved in your life the last 12 weeks, and WHY?

Take time this week and think over what are you doing differently or what is in your consciousness now? Next Friday call in, write or text us and let us know what is in your hearts and minds!!!

More Here!

Mindfulness & Motion: Determining the What & What Next By Delanea Davis and Rita MacRae

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Mindfulness & Motion: Determining the What & What Next By Delanea Davis and Rita MacRae

As owners of the first Journey to Happiness Center, we always counsel our clients to pause, look within and be aware of what is happening on the inside.  This is, in essence, Mindfulness.  If being more Mindful is your goal, your job is done once you learn to quiet your mind and accept how you feel without judgement.

However, to take a step forward in your Journey requires another step…. it requires you to ACT.

In this week’s show, we will bridge the gap between being conscious, and bringing consciousness to life.  It is through motion and momentum that we expand and move ahead in life.

We will share the simple 3 step formula that will help you activate what is in your mind so you can enjoy life more and celebrate the little and big wins that come our way in the Journey.

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Improve Your Functioning In Stressful Situations: A Proven Strategy By Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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Improve Your Functioning In Stressful Situations:  A Proven Strategy By Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

This blog recognizes that stress reduces our performance be it in academics, sports, work goals,the arts, etc. It discusses a proven strategy for improving functioning in stressful situations,”Cognitive Reappraisal”-  defining the situation from a new perspective. Readers will be interested in the surprising effectiveness of this strategy across research studies.

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Your Mind Will Never Transform By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Your Mind Will Never Transform By Ariel & Shya Kane

April 19, 2017: Your Mind Will Never Transform

Scientific studies have shown that 80% of thoughts are negative and 95% of those are repetitive. Don’t like those statistics? Don’t worry. That’s just your mind and your mind will never transform. Join Ariel and Shya in Being Here and bypass those repetitive thoughts as you step into the moment and create your world anew. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-888-346-9141!

Listen Live this Wednesday, April 19th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 500 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also listen to Being Here on the go! Stream or download new and archived episodes to your smart phone or mobile device with these applications:
– Podcasts app for iPhone
Stitcher Podcast app for Any Device
VoiceAmerica app for Apple
VoiceAmerica app for Android

FIT AND FAITHFUL: GUIDELINES FOR PEACE OF MIND By Hemda Mizrahi and Maria DiGiuseppe

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FIT AND FAITHFUL: GUIDELINES FOR PEACE OF MIND By Hemda Mizrahi and Maria DiGiuseppe

Fitness coach and personal trainer Maria DiGiuseppe describes her book, “Fit and Faithful,” as “a personal testimony of faith with professional fitness and nutrition guidance.” Identifying Christianity as a major influence in her life, she shares scriptures that provide universal direction for good health, regardless of your cultural affiliations.

Maria suggests, “we need the same principles, commitment and endurance with regard to our physical body as we do to our spiritual body in order to have good health and peace of mind. Living your life honestly and being mindful of how you influence others is one of the greatest contributions you can make.” She further advises:

ENSURE YOUR COMMITMENT TO CHANGE.
“Repentance or metanoia means, “to turn away from.” What modifications do you need to make to create a healthier lifestyle, such as “turning away” from overeating, excessive drinking, and a lack of discipline? Make these changes and write them down. Practically speaking, we can replace old habits with new ones. For example, instead of watching TV at night for two hours, take a one-hour walk around the neighborhood.  How many days a week can you commit to exercising? Make a pledge to yourself to stick to that plan. Beyond changing habits, commitment is about staying on the healthy lifestyle path! When you are steadfast, even if you lose the weight you want, or are in the best shape of your life, in the face of an upsetting experience or difficult challenge you’ll persevere! There is not a quitting option. If you’re going through a stressful event, the progress you’ve already made may help you to handle it better.

DEVELOP A MINDSET OF PERSEVERANCE.  
“If your life has taken a turn and you have to define a new sense of “normal,” that’s okay. Over time, you may be able to do something that you couldn’t do last year. If someone suggests that something you want to do is out of your reach, that you’re too old, or that it’s too late to accomplish your goals, keep in mind: If you can see it and plan it, you can achieve it!

While we live in a world in which so much is permissible, for some even one glass of wine is not a good idea. Addiction doesn’t mean that you do it daily or can’t live without it. It means that you’re doing something that causes you to suffer adverse consequences and yet you continue to do it. I believe this applies to relationships too. If a relationship only causes pain and stress, it’s probably best to put boundaries in place or get away from it all together. Try not to let the world dictate how you choose to live.

Romans 12:2 guides, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Once you change your patterns and think differently about things, you will start becoming the best version of yourself and live an amazing life!  Pray for direction.”

ENGAGE FAITH AS A STANDARD FOR HEALTH & PEACE OF MIND.
Health is also being able to handle stress. Since some things are out of your control, I’m an advocate of trusting in something bigger than what you can understand. I believed the Bible had all the answers and knew that one day I would get around to reading it, but didn’t realize that I shouldn’t take time for granted. Define your standard today while you have the opportunity. Delineate what you believe. A strong foundation sets norms for how you live spiritually and with regard to good health. As the standard for Christians, the bible offers hope and answers to life’s questions. Matthew 7:7 says, “ask and you will receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you.”  

I think people can get caught in a vicious cycle. When one bad situation occurs after another, you might feel that your life is spiraling out of control. This is why I think it’s so important to have faith. It’s the umbrella over everything else. Faith according to Hebrews 11:1 is being certain of what you hope for, and confident of what you cannot see. Look for ways no matter how small, to pick yourself up. Suffering without seeking support can lead to disability and depression. Doctors may not have the answers but there may be other resources available to you, such as counseling or family support.  Don’t give up! Eventually you will see the light that is shining in the dark. Psalm 119:105 states: “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  

Maria suggests that following the standard of a “higher power” makes for a disciplined life, much like how athletes train to be their best. She offers the guidance of Corinthians 9:24: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

As you construct a foundation through which you can uphold your commitment, a mindset of perseverance, and discipline, Maria urges: “When you lack motivation, you can rely on the purpose that God gives you for your life, “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose (Philippians 2:13).”

Listen to my conversation with Maria on “Turn the Page” to learn about the four concepts that she sees as essential for physical and spiritual health.

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