TC357: The Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi – Harvard Medical School

TC357: The Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi – Harvard Medical School

The week we are pleased to welcome Elaine Brovont, a certified trainer of “The Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi” based on the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi by Peter M. Wayne, PhD and Mark L. Fuerst. Elaine is the first person certified to train this program on the West Coast. She describes this work as “Translating the Eastern concept of Tai Chi into Western language and bridging that gap.” Elaine describes how she originally got into Tai Chi, and then how she became connected with the Harvard research program of Dr. Peter Wayne. Can you apply it to your daily life? “You can change the energy in a room by changing your posture, and your demeanor, and passing positive energy into a negative environment.” The Eight...

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TC356: The Creative Process and the Poet’s Muse

TC356: The Creative Process and the Poet’s Muse

On this week’s podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome back poet Michael Mejia. They are joined by Marsha and Vanessa, the owners of Sundappled Boutique in Claremont, California. Mike shares three more of his poems. The first is one called “The Remembrance”. Mike says that this poem comes “from the eternal aspect, from a place that isn’t broken, and a place where the more we clear what’s fragmented and bring it back into alignment with the source of everything, then I get to create more evenly from that place.” Mike reads a touching poem about the gift his parents gave to him: the wisdom to look inside one’s self for answers. Michael’s upcoming events: July 30, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 PM– Poetry...

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TC355: The Power of Poetry

TC355: The Power of Poetry

In this week’s episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome poet Michael Mejia. Mike shares several of his poems, and he and Robin discuss the poetry of Ahmed Badr, Rumi, and others. Read Mike’s poem Untitled – A Journey Beyond Labels“. Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle Mytho-Poetic States? In this video Jason Silva  muses on the Power of Poetry from his “Shots of Awe” series. Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. – Kahlil Gibran Michael’s upcoming events: July 30, 2017 6:00 – 9:00...

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TC354: The Game Called Life – Interview with author Kay Gilley

TC354: The Game Called Life – Interview with author Kay Gilley

In this week’s episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Kay Gilley. Kay is the author of “The Game Called Life” available from Amazon. Kay and Amy have been friends for over 20 years. About Kay: Kay Gilley is a spiritual coach and mentor to executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals. In her writing, public speaking and individual work, she helps individuals break out of habitual near-life experiences to rediscover life, foster latent creativity and reclaim their whole potential. Kay has been described as “the world’s leading thinking on intention.” She says that means intention is the assignment God has given her to master at this point on her journey. To date, here...

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TC353:Self-Care for Caregivers and Laughter Yoga

TC353:Self-Care for Caregivers and Laughter Yoga

On this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Michelle Bassett, a Hidden Heroes Fellow, to discuss self-care for caregivers and the work of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face. In 2012, Elizabeth Dole founded the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to support military caregivers after witnessing the hardships these spouses, parents, siblings, and friends of wounded, ill, and injured veterans and service members face while she was caring for her husband, Bob, during an extended stay at Walter Reed Hospital. Since the Foundation’s launch, she has led the way in...

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TC352: Staying Well on Vacation with guest Catie Fitzgerald

TC352: Staying Well on Vacation with guest Catie Fitzgerald

On this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast we welcome back nutritional counselor Catie Fitzgerald. Catie tells us about her approach to staying well on vacation, by preparing your body ahead of time so you don’t get sick while having fun! The CIGS Approach A 4-prong approach to staying healthy on your vacation: CIGS. This is the only time that CIGS denotes something healthy for you! Condition your body to be active Nourish your immune system Prime your GI tract for proper function Reduce the impact of Stress on your body Below is a link to a PDF of Catie’s great article! Download the article and you’ll find great resources to help you prepare your body and mind. Catie also includes a table of foods that provide vitamins and minerals to...

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