TC 313: Earthing – A Natural Way to Improve Health

TC 313: Earthing – A Natural Way to Improve Health

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss “Earthing”, also called “grounding”; what it is, and how you can benefit from it. Most of us have experienced the rejuvenating feeling of being in nature — taking a walk on the beach, working in a garden, or walking barefoot in the grass. Part of why we feel better is being in the sunshine, breathing clean air, or maybe being near natural water sources like a lake or stream. But there’s also something else going on of which you may be unaware. Being in direct contact with nature also improves our health; it can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve our sleep among other things. As Doctor Stephen T. Sinatra explains: “It has recently...

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TC 301- The Transformational Journey: Interview with Mark Nepo

TC 301- The Transformational Journey: Interview with Mark Nepo

Welcome to a very special edition of the Transformation Cafe podcast. We are pleased to present Robin’s interview with Mark Nepo – best-selling author, poet, teacher, and philosopher. This episode was recorded at a special retreat that Mark held at Pine Manor Resort in Lake Elsinore, California. In this interview Mark talks about his transformational journey, how being a cancer survivor has influenced his writing and his life, and shares stories from his most recently published book called Inside the Miracle. He very graciously tells some of the stories he shared with the group at the retreat. About Mark Nepo: Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 35 years. A New York Times #1 bestselling...

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TC 299: 30-Day Sobriety Solution – Part 2

TC 299: 30-Day Sobriety Solution – Part 2

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and her guest Amy Frost continue their discussion on The 30-Day Sobriety Solution by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews. Amy has been going through the book with a friend, and using the techniques to make positive changes. Amy’s friend ended up getting his “dream job” after completing the program. Part 1 can be found in episode TC296. From Booklist review: “Not everyone wants to join a support group to deal with their drinking problems. With that in mind, Jack Canfield, of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles, and coauthor Dave Andrews have joined forces to produce The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Quit or Cut Back on Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home, a 30-day blueprint to help...

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TC 296: The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

TC 296: The 30-Day Sobriety Solution

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and her guest Amy Frost discuss The 30-Day Sobriety Solution by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews. Amy had met Jack at the International Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology Conference in 2014 where Amy was a presenter and Jack was the keynote speaker. He had mentioned to her that he was working on this book, so when it was recently published Amy was anxious to start working through it. She shares her thoughts with Robin on how it can be beneficial for any type of addiction, whether you’re an alcoholic or a workaholic. From Booklist review: “Not everyone wants to join a support group to deal with their drinking problems. With that in mind, Jack Canfield, of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success...

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TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

TC 294: Posture, Technology, Starfish!

In the Cafe Book Club we’re reviewing Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and her guests discuss posture, the benefits of Yoga and dance positions, and what research tells us about high- and low-power poses. Let your body tell you you’re powerful and deserving, and you become more present, enthusiastic, and authentically yourself. -Amy Cuddy iHunch  – ruins your posture and can affect your mood Amy Cuddy discusses the effects of constantly hunching over a mobile device in this article. Research shows it can not only ruin your posture, but can have a...

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TC 293: Healing PTS through Yoga and Breath Work

TC 293: Healing PTS through Yoga and Breath Work

This episode continues our discussion of treating veterans that suffer from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Many veterans do not want to be treated with drugs or go to therapy, but until now there have been few alternatives to get the help they need. Presence and PTS We’ve been studying Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy in our Cafe Book Club. In chapter 7 Amy discusses how Yoga has been very beneficial in the treatment of PTS, when drugs and traditional cognitive therapy were not enough. She discusses Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. author of The Body Keeps the Score, and his work with healing trauma. According to Van Der Kolk “the goal of treatment of PTSD is to help people live in the present, without feeling or...

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