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Practice You with Elena Brower

Content and conversations for times of transition and change. Join me in discussion with renowned luminaries and dear friends to explore life's myriad transitions, our understandings and our responses. What does it mean to be present, to shift our perceptions, to engage with the world meaningfully, with dignity and care? With respect for the ancient practices and the modern wisdom that continue to inform and elevate our exchanges, each episode is an invitation to Practice You.
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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 21, 2019

The Ritual of Recovery: Elena's first spoken word piece to honour her five years of sobriety.

Oct 19, 2019

On healing in all its forms; muscle-centric medicine, gut healing, evidence-based healing modalities and the importance of soul family.

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Washington University fellowship trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. Dr. Lyon works closely with the Special Operations Military as a part of the Task Force Dagger Foundation. In addition, her practice services, innovators, mavericks, executives, and anyone looking to level up their health. Dr. Lyon brings unparalleled results to her patients with personalized advanced nutritional interventions, metabolic and genetic testing, and behavioral action implementation.
She leverages evidence-based medicine with emerging cutting-edge science to restore metabolism, balance hormones and optimizes body composition with the goal of a lifetime of vitality.

Resources

Free Lyon protocol - https://drgabriellelyon.com/subscribe/
Weekly Newsletter - https://drgabriellelyon.com/weekly-email/

Oct 12, 2019

On racism as a curable heart disease, the ever-expanding gift of mindfulness, and what it means to stay awake and responsive in these times with care and wisdom. Ruth offers us an invaluable meditation to close.

Ruth King is an Insight Meditation Teacher and Emotional Wisdom author and consultant. She is on the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and teaches insight meditation retreats nationwide. Recognized as a trainer of trainers and consultant to consultants, King teaches the Mindful of Race Training Program to teams and organizations, supporting an engaged exploration of our racial conditioning, its impact, and our potential through a mindfulness lens. King has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and is the author of several publications including The Emotional Wisdom Cards, Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, and more recently Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out. For more information, visit ruthking.net

  • Mindfulness as a way to reprogramme our nervous system, as we deconstruct our minds. [3:00]
  • How Ruth came to this work. [6:38]
  • The gap between our good intentions and what we do. [8:45]
  • Cultivating presence so that we can bear witness. [9:40]
  • Waking up to white privilege. Helping white people shift from the idea of being a good individual. Making this issue a collective priority. [10:45]
  • What it would be like if white people were talking to their children about race. [14:13]
  • Connecting the dots between what we read and the subtle shifts we make in our lives. [17:58]
  • The six hindrances. [20:35]
  • Internalised oppression. Representation and scarcity. [22:01]
  • Stars and constellations. Looking through the lenses of individual and collective. [30:00]
  • How white people can teach other people about whiteness. Racial affinity group work.
    Understanding our racial conditioning. [32:14]
  • Cumulative impact. Generational fatigue. [36:50]
  • Prison industrial complex. [39:08]
  • Can we mobilize a collective consciousness around our racial conditioning so that we can see what’s happening? [44:46]
  • Prioritizing kindness no matter what. [45:33]
  • Ruth King leads us in a ten minute guided meditation. [45:55]
  • The 5-5-5 rule and Mindfulness practice. 5 mins a day, 5 days a week, 5 weeks.[56:00]
  • This work is messy and it's the work of a lifetime. Deep inner work.[56:36]
  • Prayers from Mindful of Race. [1:01:36]

Resources

Mindful of Race by Ruth King
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis

Mindful of Race Training - The Mindful of Race Training Program supports an engaged exploration of our racial conditioning through a mindful lens. https://ruthking.net/mindful-of-race-training/

The Emotional Wisdom Cards - This 50 card deck is ideal for individuals, couples, communities, work teams, support groups and other relationships seeking understanding, connection and ease. https://ruthking.net/product/emotional-wisdom-cards/

Oct 5, 2019

On owning our anxiety as a sacred cue to wake up and remember ourselves. On becoming our own eternal support system. Practical tools to soothe and serve--yourself and others.

Length: 56.10
Timecodes:

  • Breathing. [2:38]
  • Teachers and singing. [4:00]
  • Using discernment to reduce anxiety.[4:45]
  • Power of playing.[6:45]
  • Planning your meals. [9:00]
  • Surface level anxiety. Simple choices that can help. [9:45]
  • Body as a gateway to the mind. Anxiety as a helpful sign to let you know something is out of alignment. [10:44]
  • Watching for the after effects of toxicity in your life. [14:28]
  • Being mindful of the music you choose. Jai-Jagdeesh.[17:49]
  • Tiny choices that contribute to anxiety.[19:17]
  • Choosing your self-talk.[20:18]
  • Becoming your biggest fan. [21:00]
  • Visualization. [22:49]
  • Creating Art as therapy. [28:10]
  • Ending negative relationships. Developing a more positive relationship with yourself. [31:06]
  • Wanting to live a better life. [35:00]
  • Volunteering. Donating resources.[37:40]
  • What needs healing. [0:25]
  • Favorite view. [47:31]
  • Prayer. [49:03]

Julian Brass is an international keynote speaker, yoga teacher, anxiety coach, and author of the book Own Your Anxiety - 99 simple ways to channel your secret edge.

His personal journey of learning to shift his relationship with anxiety while being the former CEO of the number one media company for millennials in Canada. Prior to the launch of the book, Julian has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX, Global, and Chedder.com. Now it can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Costco, Amazon, and over 100 Hudson’s Airport Booksellers.

Resources

http://julianbrass.com

Own Your Anxiety includes 99 easily digestible tips for shifting your relationship with anxiety. Split mindfully into three sections; own your body, own your mind, own your soul - this book has valuable tips to assist anyone through their healing journey. For a small investment, you can have the tools that can change your life.

The book is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Costco, Indigo, and over 100 Hudson's airport sellers.
Follow Julian's journey @julianbrass on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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