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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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Mar 27, 2021

On using neuroscience to raise caring, compassionate, creative humans.

  • Creativity [3:04]
  • Empathy and self-control [7:40]
  • Stages of brain development [20:14]
  • Using brain plasticity to parent better. Experiences as a toolkit [24:03]
  • Offering choices to children [30:42]
  • Parental scaffolding. Offering a framework to kids for any given scenario [33:45]
  • Conflict resolution. Teaching your kids to communicate clearly [41:40]
  • Role playing. Learning to set boundaries [44:23]
  • Fostering compassion for the bully [46:43]
  • Neuroscience of self-control and self-regulation. Drug use [47:11]

Resources

Erin Clabough
Second Nature, Erin Clabough
Neuro for Parents video series
Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Back Talk, Audrey Ricker The Soul of Discipline, Kim John Payne
What We Say Matters, Judith Hanson Lasater

Mar 13, 2021

On evolving and resolving generational patterns and misunderstandings. On loving ourselves enough to be a safe space for others; on great communication.

  • Inner.U LOVE. Writing dreams for love, relationship to self and body [6:07]
  • Looking to yourself rather than blaming others [7:53]
  • Noticing when we’re trying to make our partners more like us [10:32]
  • Identifying the relationship sports you’ve been playing [12:42]
  • How outing our issues can help others [15:16]
  • Sex and relationships. Making a game out of liking our partner [24:11]
  • Evolving our lineage and finding humour in the process [29:04]
  • Recognising when we want something but don’t want to admit it [34:04]
  • Parenting [38:32]

Humor, compassion, and candor are the driving forces in Marnie Nir's work. Co-author with Lauren Zander of Maybe It’s You, Marnie is SVP of Content & Development with Handel Group, and an Expert Coach in The Handel Method. She has also continued her creative work, namely as co-creator of the animated series Mother Up!, which aired 13 episodes on Hulu and starred Eva Longoria. She serves as an expert at Campowerment, blogs for the Huffington Post, and writes her own blog, "The Sour MILF."

Characterized by joyful honesty, Marnie's aim is to build the muscle of Personal Integrity, where what comes out of your mouth is what shall be. “In this way, you can really go from ‘I will go to the gym,’ to ‘I will win an Emmy. And not just say it, but believe it, and cause it.” Married for more than 25 years, Marnie enjoys working with wives, mothers, and singles, because she is well-acquainted with the challenges they face and speaks b*#ch, martyr, and chicken fluently. She lives in Pound Ridge, NY with her husband and Facetimes often with her two children. She even likes them.

Resouces

W(h)ine Down with Marnie
Brene Brown interviewing Drs. John and Julie Gottman
What We Say Matters, Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike K Lasater
Practice You episode 44 with Lauren Zander

How’s your love life? Find out with the Love, Sex & Dating Quiz from Marnie Nir at Handel Group. Answer the questions honestly, and the “LSD Quiz” will give you a good idea of exactly what kind of trip (fun, colorful, or long strange) you’ve actually been on when it comes to relationships. This quiz is the first step in truly designing the love life of your dreams.

Get started at: https://my.inneru.coach/crq/love

Handel Group

Mar 6, 2021

On Ayurveda as a practice of deep listening, strengthening our ability to be resilient, present, and respectful of the rhythms of Nature.

Claire Ragozzino is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic counselor with a background in holistic nutrition and natural cooking. Her work is dedicated to bringing yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition to a modern lifestyle. She is the author of the popular site, Vidya Living, and also writes and photographs for online and print publications surrounding topics of food, culture, and our relationship to nature. Her first book, Living Ayurveda, offers a comprehensive Ayurvedic cookbook and lifestyle guide. Claire works with clients around the globe and leads immersive workshops and retreats.

  • How Claire came to Ayurveda [5:10]
  • Paying attention to subtle shifts in your environment [12:41]
  • Late Winter moving into Spring [15:14]
  • Like increases like. Your unique body type [16:24]
  • Spring. Summer. Fall [18:21]
  • The cumulative positive effects of applying this wisdom [21:20]
  • Using Ayurvedic principles and being playful [22:15]
  • Rebuilding vitality after you cleanse. Kitchari for boosting digestive fire [26:12]
  • Chai hot chocolate [30:04]
  • Rehydration lemonade [31:39]

Resources

Vidya Living
Living Ayurveda, Claire Ragozzino
Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford
Ayurveda: the Science of Self Healing Vasant Lad
Chyawanprash, Lotus Blooming Herbs

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