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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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FIT AND FAITHFUL: GUIDELINES FOR GOOD HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS By Hemda Mizrahi & Maria DiGiuseppe

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FIT AND FAITHFUL: GUIDELINES FOR GOOD HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS By Hemda Mizrahi & Maria DiGiuseppe

Fitness coach and personal trainer Maria DiGiuseppe joined me on “Turn the Page” to share her approach to “good health and peace of mind,” documented in her book, “Fit and Faithful.”  

In my post-show conversation with Maria, she provided additional suggestions about what you can do to strengthen your physical health. Here’s what she shared:

PHYSICAL HEALTH & EXERCISE
“The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council of Exercise, National Institute of Health (NIH) Senior Health, and World Health Organization (WHO) are authorities which provide guidelines for your physical health.

The NASM recommends doing cardio training at least two to three times a week. Most health benefits occur with at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking. Additional benefits occur with more physical activity. You can fulfill 30-minutes of cardio through any of a number of modalities, such as high-intensity interval training, use of a treadmill and elliptical machine, and classes like aerobics or dance. The NASM also suggests two to three days of strength training with flexibility exercises included.  

Applying substantiated recommendations like these requires adherence and is only possible if you believe in what you are doing. Without consistency there are no results. Being clear about the benefits to you is a step toward “locking in” your motivation and dedication. Research suggests that people who exercise can lower their biological age, as measured by factors such as aerobic power, muscle strength, joint stability, flexibility, life expectancy, and the onset of disability.  Regular physical activity reduces the risk of adverse health outcomes and exercise has positive effects on your overall sense of well-being.”  

NUTRITION
“Choose one of the diets recommended by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) or a certified nutritionist. This doesn’t mean choosing a “fad” diet, like eating a grapefruit everyday for a month and excluding protein. It has to be a standard that is sensible and one you can live by daily.

The Mediterranean diet, which I grew up on in my Italian household, is an example of a healthy diet that you can stay on for life. It contains macronutrients, carbohydrates, protein, the good heart healthy fat found in fish and nuts, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and whole grain breads and pastas. Other examples of healthy recommended diets are the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH), Diabetic, and MyPLate. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers videos, recipes, and other resources to help you to “eat right.”

If you choose the MyPlate diet, you can set up the food-tracking tool (called SuperTracker) on your computer with your personal information and learn what changes you may need to make in your diet. I will show you when your sodium intake is too high, or if you go over your recommended calorie amounts. There are other tracking tools available through MyPlate as well, including ones for weight management, physical activities, and goal setting.

YOUR FOOD AND EXERCISE PROGRAM MIGHT LOOK LIKE THIS:
30 minutes of strength training twice a week
30 minutes of walking on the treadmill or biking three days a week

Mediterranean Menu
This menu, which totals about 1400 calories, is not appropriate for everyone and must be adjusted based on individual needs.  

Breakfast:
One egg on whole grain toast with coffee and a glass of skim milk

Lunch:
Grilled chicken breast on mesclun lettuce with carrots, cucumber, olive olive oil and a vinaigrette dressing and a small lentil soup

Dinner:
Broiled Sole with ½ baked potato, steamed broccoli and ½ cup of brown rice

Snack:
Apple, pear, a hand full of walnuts (200 calories) in between meals  

WEIGHT LOSS
“I had a client who came to me with a picture of herself in a bathing suit from ten years earlier, when she liked the way she looked. We used the formula of adding 250 calories a day in energy expenditure (calories burned through physical activities) and subtracted 250 calories in what she ate to create a total reduction of 500 calories a day. She lost almost 50 pounds in six months! Adherence equals results!  

Here’s a weight loss formula:
250 calories expended daily during exercise + a 250 calorie reduction from daily calorie intake * 7 days a week = 3,500 calories, which amounts to losing one pound!  

Example:
45 minutes on the treadmill daily and one less cookie, rice portion or slice of pizza a day

GOOD HEALTH
“Many people see menopause, disease and aging as obstacles to leading a healthy lifestyle. I don’t see it that way. Circumstances like these provide opportunities to enhance our lives, be grateful for what we have, and learn how to redefine what it means to have good health. While you may experience limitations and setbacks, being your best is still an option.

My body didn’t fail me as I first thought when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Instead, it supported me to withstand the surgeries, rehab, and mental and physical stress that I had to endure throughout the treatment process. I’ve seen this with clients as well. As a result of their improved fitness levels, when an unexpected illness arrives, they recover much better and faster than if they had not been leading a healthy lifestyle.

Your foundation for good health is rooted in exercise and good nutrition. Building a strong base, especially while you’re young, will set you up for future success!”

Listen to Maria’s guest spot on “Turn the Page” to learn about the four concepts that she sees as essential for physical and spiritual health, and why she views faith as the pillar for peace of mind.

Spirituality is Authentic to Ancient Western Civilization with Linda Johnsen By Dr. Paula Joyce

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Spirituality is Authentic to Ancient Western Civilization with Linda Johnsen By Dr. Paula Joyce

A constant theme in my radio show has been Unity: we are all One, we are all connected, we are more alike than we are different. What we don’t know about the history of our Western civilization puts an exclamation point on this theme. We hear a lot about the different beliefs stemming from Western and Eastern thought and religion. As it turns out, we haven’t been taught the whole truth. The Greek philosophers, who are considered to be the founders of Western civilization and scientific thought, were also masters of spiritual wisdom. They traveled to India and Egypt to study and brought back spiritual practices like meditation and beliefs including karma, reincarnation and spiritual transcendence. Pythagoras remembered his past lives, founded a successful ashram in Italy in 600 BCE and his followers strove for enlightenment. Maybe there is not a great divide between the East and West as we have been led to believe. Please join me Thursday to learn more about mysticism in ancient Greece.

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High Vibrational Living By Dr. John and Linda Gonino

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High Vibrational Living By Dr. John and Linda Gonino

 

High vibrational living – In 40+ years of practicing medicine, and especially after writing the book Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth, it occurred to me that cellular vibration is the essence of life.  In other words, the realization of illness like heart failure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, etc., is possibly related to the vibratory state of our cellular function.  One of our goals in living a healthy life is to achieve a higher vibratory state so we can experience more aliveness, wellness and even longevity.  My website, Vervana.com, showcases various ways to achieve a higher state of wellness.  
-Dr. Stephen Sinatra
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Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Sinatra integrates psychological, nutraceutical and electroceutical therapies in the matrix of healing. He is the founder of www.heartmdinstitute.com, an informational website dedicated to promoting public awareness of integrative medicine. Dr. Sinatra is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition.  Dr. Sinatra’s latest book, co-authored with Tommy Rosa, is Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth.

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The Better You Take Care of Your Body the Better You Take Care of Your Spirit

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This show is about how the better you take care of your body the better you take care of your spirit. Trinity fitness inspires people through group fitness to get in the best physical and spiritual shape of their lives. In the Trinity Fitness mission statement they put the physical before the spiritual. The reason behind this is that Jesus was observed throughout the scriptures meeting the physical needs in a person’s life which opened the door to meet their greater spiritual needs. The guest for this show is Jason Palmisano. He is the founder and CEO of Trinity Fitness. Trinity Fitness is a gym that inspires people to get in the best physical and spiritual shape of their lives with no financial obligation. Trinity Fitness’ motto is Healthy People Inside and Out.

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Live Like You Were Dying

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“… And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter, and I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying, and he said someday I hope you get the chance, to live like you were dyin.’” – Tim McGraw, Live Like You Were Dying Listen in to Being Here with Ariel & Shya Kane and discover how to get the most out of each moment, without needing a life-threatening event or dire circumstances to remind you that you are alive. Listen Live this Wednesday, August 17th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.  Link: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show/ After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.  Link: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show-archives/ You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes! Link: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/being-here/id419219602

“… And I loved deeper, and I spoke sweeter, and I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying, and he said someday I hope you get the chance, to live like you were dyin.’”

Is This My Shirt…Really? By Ariel & Shya Kane

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Is This My Shirt…Really?
By Ariel Kane

In the summer of 2013, we were in Cambridge, England, leading a series of seminars when Shya unexpectedly had a dramatic episode that we later discovered was an extremely rare condition. Other people who went through this type of episode have generally viewed it as a deeply upsetting, fearful event. But fortunately for the two of us, being present and taking things moment-by moment had prepared us to deal with this circumstance with humor and ease. This is what happened from Ariel’s point of view:

Many of us dream about having the ability to live in the moment, to drop our story and discover the world anew. Shya and I had that experience. Well, Shya did, but that doesn’t mean he remembers it.

It started on a Wednesday in Cambridge, England. Shya and I were scheduled to lead a seminar about Instantaneous Transformation for a local group that evening and we had some “afternoon delight” followed by a nap. We thought we would feel refreshed, but it didn’t work out the way we had planned.

We were lounging in bed, enjoying a bit of post-coital languor, drowsy and sated and drifting toward sleep.

Lying on our left sides, I had placed Shya’s hand on my shoulder. Several weeks prior I’d had shoulder surgery and I was still feeling its effects. His hand was warm and soothing on the ache and our conversation would have been largely forgotten had things not taken a sharp turn.

“Ariel,” Shya said, “when you had your shoulder surgery, I know we spent the night in an apartment but I can’t remember where it was.”

“Neither can I,” I replied.

“How did we get that apartment?” he asked.

“Through the hospital.”

“What was your doctor’s name again?”

“Dr. Glashow,” I said. I was warm and cozy and the conversation was slow and easy.

“I don’t really know where I am right now,” Shya said.

This was not a particularly unusual statement. We travel so much we may go to sleep in three different locations or countries on three subsequent days. When we wake up, we have to remember the room, the surroundings and the city we’re in. It isn’t disconcerting. It’s more like emerging from a fog into the clarity of who we are in a particular time and space.

“Where are we?” Shya asked.

“In Cambridge,” I replied drowsily.

“Cambridge?”

“Yes, Cambridge, England.”

“What are we doing here?”

“We’re doing a group here tonight.”

“We are? How did we get here?”

By now I was beginning to perk up a bit as I realized that Shya’s questions were somewhat odd yet sincere. “You know,” I said. “We flew in from Helsinki. You just spent a week in Russia.”

“Russia! Me? No. What was I doing in Russia?”

My eyes flew open and I quickly sat up. For an entire year Shya and I had planned a salmon fishing adventure in Russia, but in the months preceding the trip, our plans had radically changed. I had developed a condition called “frozen shoulder,” an extremely painful affliction, and I was advised by Dr. Glashow that I would still be in no shape to go, so our friend, Peter, took my place. Shya and Peter had gone together and Shya had tied fishing flies for months prior to the trip. From the questions Shya was asking, I knew something was seriously amiss.

“You went to Russia to go salmon fishing,” I said staring at him.

“No. Really?”

“Yes, you went with Peter, remember?”

Shya’s mouth dropped open and the look on his face was incredulous. “Peter?!” he blurted out. “Peter? We went to Russia with Peter?”

“No, I couldn’t go because I had shoulder surgery,” I reminded him.

It was clear that something was desperately wrong. “Hang on, Shya,” I said. “You might be having a stroke. I’m going to get you a baby aspirin.”

I jumped up and began rooting around on the desk until I found the little snack bag filled with Shya’s vitamins that contained a baby aspirin. I’d heard that if someone was having an episode, taking a baby aspirin would act as a blood thinner and could make the difference between life and death. In the moment, I couldn’t remember if this applied only to heart attacks or also to strokes but I figured it couldn’t hurt. I handed him a glass of water and put the aspirin on his tongue. “Here, drink this,” I said as I picked up the phone and dialed “0.”

“Front Desk, this is Vanessa.”

“Do you have a doctor here?”

“No but we can get one. Do you need an ambulance?”

That question caught me off guard. “I don’t know,” I said. “My husband is extremely disoriented.”

“I can get you an ambulance if you need one,” she exclaimed. I heard a resounding click and looked at the phone in my hand. “She hung up on me!” I said.

Assuming she was calling the doctor or ordering an ambulance, I started getting us ready.

“I’m confused,” Shya said. “Now, where am I?”

“You’re in Cambridge, honey.”

He paused and said, “I’m confused. What just happened?”

“We’re in Cambridge to lead a group…”

“Really?”

“Yes. We had sex.”

“We did?”

“Yes, and suddenly you got disoriented.”

The phone rang. The ambulance was on its way.

“Let’s get you dressed,” I said, pulling on my own clothes. “I’m getting your underwear.”

“I have underwear?”

“Yes, how about jeans?” I asked as I pulled a pair off a hanger.

“Jeans would be fine.”

Shya had slipped into his underwear and I pointed to the shirt he’d been wearing earlier. “Put on your shirt, sweetheart.”

Shya lifted the slate-grey long-sleeved t-shirt. It was a brand he had researched prior to the Russian trip, made of lightweight wool that would keep a person warm in winter and cool in summer. He’d been wearing it almost like a uniform, but now, he held the t-shirt in two hands as if he’d never seen it before. His face took on a look of wonder.

“Is this my shirt…Really?”

“Yes, Shya. Put it on,” I said evenly.

Shya pulled on his shirt and I got him his socks and shoes and I got my own.

“I’m confused. Now where are we?” he asked.

“We’re in Cambridge,” I said.

“We are?”

“Yes. We had sex and then you became confused. The ambulance is on its way. You just came back from Russia where you were fishing for salmon.”

I kept up a steady stream of conversation as I grabbed my phone to call our friend Menna to alert her that we would not be able to make the event we were scheduled to lead in just a few hours. Suddenly I felt as if I were operating like Menna and her husband Artur. Earlier in the day, they were being loving and respectful to their toddler Oscar, even though he wasn’t talking a lot just yet. I couldn’t imagine them getting irritated with him when he grew into the repetitive-question phase so I patiently answered each of Shya’s questions as if they were new and had never been asked before.

Menna assured me she would take care of things, not to worry (bless her), and she promised to bicycle over to the hospital to meet us.

“I’m confused,” Shya said, standing in the middle of the room. “I see fly rods in the corner. That must mean something.”

“Yes, you went fly fishing in Russia.”

“Russia? Really? We did?”

“Yes. You and Peter went fishing in Russia.”

“Peter? We went fishing with Peter!?”

We went through the series of questions and answers once again and for a moment I got tight. My tone of voice changed and it immediately translated itself to Shya who suddenly became slightly agitated. I became aware of my change in attitude and let it go without being hard on myself for having gotten disturbed in the first place. Oh, well, I thought with a slight smile, he won’t remember it in a moment anyway.

Shya paused and then he said again, “I’m confused. Now what happened?”

“It’s alright honey. We had sex and…”

“Was it good sex?” He asked innocently.

Innocently is the only way to describe it. It wasn’t an embarrassing subject. Of course it shouldn’t be after more than three decades together. It was a simple question, sincerely posed by a sweet, sweet man who was my husband and yet…

“Yes, it was very good sex,” I said, laying my hand on his cheek. It was odd that Shya was so himself and yet not. It was as if his life had been distilled to this moment. While he clearly had no history, not even immediate history, he still retained his fundamental self, his innocence, his wonder, his love, his heart…
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It’s Up to You By Ariel & Shya Kane

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It’s Up to You By Ariel & Shya Kane

“I’m an optimist because I’ve found you have more opportunities that way.” – Matt Vetri

Would you like to have a consistent “hum” of well-being running through your life rather than having circumstances determine how you feel? Join Ariel and Shya and special guest Menna van Praag as they bring to light how Being Here during life’s challenges can do just that. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, August 3rd at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.
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Step Into Your Brilliance by Ariel and Shya Kane

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Step Into Your Brilliance by Ariel and Shya Kane

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Happy February! We are wishing you an effortless and expansive month. Sound good to you? Here are several resources to support you in having TransformationMadeEasy:

In our Video of the Month, originally part of our Premium Excellence Club online subscription series, we speak with Maiken about the difference between independence and inter-dependence as she discusses her desires to be “a strong, powerful woman” and have a loving relationship, too. Watch as she discovers that “Softness is Not a Problem.”

Our Article of the Month, “Sometimes Bright and Shiny Isn’t the Best: A Berry Picker’s Guide to Dating,” is an excerpt from our book How to Have A Match Made in Heaven. It in, we share a story about finding the fruit (and people) that are sweet, fully ripened and ready for picking.

We invite you to Step Into Your Brilliance: Go ahead and register for our next weekend course in New York City on March 11 – 13. This fun and lively seminar is an opportunity to free yourself from self-doubts and internal chatter while you experience your brilliance as a lifestyle, moment-to-moment, regardless of the circumstances. People will be attending from all over the world – you are most welcome!

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Wishing you a brilliant month full of magical moments,
Ariel & Shya

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