S1-E16 & 17: Aaron Kennard – Every Experience if for Your Good!

Season 1 Episode 16 & 17 : Aaron Kennard: EVERY Experience Is For Your Good [Podcast].

Today’s podcast is with Aaron Kennard, author of The Positive Thinking Secret, and Affirm Your Truth: A 30-Day Mental Transformation from Stressed, Anxious, or Depressed – to Happy, Hopeful, and Full of Peace, and host of the fantastic podcast, The Truly Amazing Life Show.

Aaron’s message is that life is meant to be experienced and lived fully today. Yet that seems to be the hardest challenge most people face. Always searching and grasping for more happiness in the future sometime.

Aaron’s goal is to help others live a Truly Amazing Life. But contrary to popular belief, that is a matter of habit. Developing the essential habits of happiness and fulfillment is the best way to overcome depression, despair, distraction, drifting, mediocrity, and a host of other painful states – and to live a life of fulfillment and joy every single day. Aaron’s entire focus is to create systems & tools that you can implement to help you develop life-altering habits.

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  • How a sore-throat was a catalyst for expressing gratitude
  • Universal Truths for Life and for Healing
  • How to dwell on why life is amazing
  • How he was being torn apart physically, and what he did mentally to get through
  • How to understand your circumstances don’t dictate your happiness
  • To see why everything can be in your best interest, even when you’re on the verge of death
  • How choosing to believe everything is conspiring for your best interest changes everything
  • The importance of celebrating life and playing

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-Make today AMAZING!- meme

S1-E15: Bruce Van Horn – Choose to See Challenges as Gifts

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IMG_0647Our special guest, Bruce Van Horn survived stage 4 prostate cancer, the death of a daughter, the loss of his wife to severe mental illness, and 2 bankruptcies, yet he still chooses to see life’s challenges as gifts. His inspiring story and hard-earned wisdom may change the way you view challenges.

Bruce describes himself as the following: “A dad, a writer, a coach, an entrepreneur, a speaker, a runner, and a lot of other things as life demands!” Bruce hosts a popular weekly podcast called, “Life is a Marathon.” Bruce’s book, Worry No More! 4 Steps to Stop Worrying and Start Living, is an International Bestseller! 

His personal motto is: “Life is a marathon, so let’s train for it!”

On Bruce’s Website he states, “While I am good at many things, I operate in my “sweet-spot” when I’m helping people discover their purpose and passion for life.”

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Season 1 Episode 14: The Laughter Wellness Method with Sebastien Gendry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sebastien Gendry is an international expert in laughter for wellness and wellbeing. He has over 11 years of full-time experience working with thousands of people on four continents. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 minutes, ABC Good Morning America, National Public Radio, and many more national media. He is the creator of the Laughter Wellness method, an interactive practice focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve physical, mental, emotional and especially social wellbeing and integration. Sebastien currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants, a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Therapy, with students in 33 countries.

Sebastien played a major role in introducing Laughter Yoga in North America and other countries in the mid 2000s. He currently dedicates most of his time running The Laughter Consultants a team of professional wellbeing experts, as well as The Laughter Online University, a leading provider of eLearning solutions on Laughter Wellness, Laughter Yoga.

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After 3 years of a stress burnout, Sebastien began a journey to find ways to feel more happy in life. He studied many healing methods for body, mind, and spirit, such as energy work, yoga, and various naturopathic healing methods. At last he came to learn of community laughter clubs, around the world. The method began in India and is now practiced world-wide.

On this podcast, Sebastien shares the following ideas:

*5 Ways to tap into joy (sing, dance, laugh, play and everything else).

*Joy exists in the present moment and is a personal choice.

*Different ways to enjoy the healing benefits of laughter.

*The 10th annual laughter conference (attendees include health care professionals, business professionals, teachers and other service professionals, and many others who are committed to spreading wellness and wellbeing through laughter, joy and positivity.

*The benefits of laughter on physical health, mental health, social health, emotional health and spiritual health.

*Laughter utilizes both hemispheres of the brain and therefore boosts creativity and togetherness.

*Laughter benefits emotional health as it releases the feel-good-hormones: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins.

*Laughter connects people socially as it gives them an opportunity to validate each other and reinforce social integration.

*Spirituality is also improved because laughter boosts all of the qualities that help people to become a better version of who they are and who they want to become.

*The brain, in a state of positivity, is 28 – 33% more productive than the brain in a neutral or negative state.

*Laughter improves immune function as it helps move lymph throughout the body 10 – 15 times faster.

*40 years of documented laughter research has shown that laughter is a powerful form of complimentary medicine.

*Physical Benefits of laughter have been validated and documented and are reliable and sustainable (and free).

Choosing to laugh in the face of adversity is a declaration of independence that stress, anxiety, fear, and hate have not and will not win. ~Sebastien Gendry

For additional Positivity Life Blogs about the wellness benefits of laughter, check out the following links:

Laughter is Still the Best Medicine https://www.positivitylife.com/laughter-is-still-the-best-medicine/

Humor is Healing https://www.positivitylife.com/humor-is-healing/

From Sebastien Gendry’s website:

Laughter Wellness Method: There Is A New Frontier In Wellness

 

We didn’t really know until recently how to use laughter as a sound and reliable therapeutic tool, but we do now and the results are unbelievable. There is an untapped force, contained within us, that has the power to totally change our lives. All we have to do in order to unlock this secret, is to simply start using it. The Laughter Wellness method shows you how to safely and reliably unlock the many healing benefits of laughter throughout people’s lifespan. It’s a unique, engaging, uplifting, stress-relieving, and fun whole-body well-being workout.

 

DA Sense of Humor

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Season1-Episode13: Seven BIG WHYS for Outside Exercise! [Podcast]

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Seven Whys for Outside Exercise


Hey Positivity Lifers!

Today’s QUICK WINS VLOG is about getting outside to exercise. Exercising outside daily is a great habit – one that can increase longevity and overall health and wellness.

Several years ago Rick wanted to begin a more consistent daily exercise program. Knowing that it’s easy to over exercise and then burnout when you first begin a new fitness program. Rick decided to start small – really small! In fact he only did one pushup per day (3 sets of one pushup, to be precise). I hate to admit it but I laughed when he first told me of his plan because I knew he was capable of more than one pushup. He told me that he was following a method. It was his own method, which he calls THE ONE PUSHUP METHOD and that his primary focus, at that beginning point, was just to build a habit – one that was easily repeatable and one that he would miss if he didn’t do it. Every week he increased his pushups and increased his routine. Now he exercises for about an hour 5 or 6 times per week. His one pushup method played a key role helping him establish that consistent habit of exercise. As often as possible, he does that exercise outside.

Most of us already know that getting outside to exercise has great health benefits, yet sometimes it can still be hard to find the motivation to establish that habit.

Here are 7 Big WHYs for outside exercise:

  1. Vitamin D (AKA the Sunshine Vitamin). We can get it from a dietary supplement, however the most beneficial form of Vitamin D is directly from sunlight. It only takes 10 – 20 minutes of mid-day sun to get what we need. Vitamin D helps our bodies in so many ways. It helps regulate the absorption of calcium, it helps reduce our chances of developing heart disease, it improves our immune system, it can help prevent many forms of cancer and has even been shown to help alleviate depression. For more information about the benefits of Vitamin D, click HERE.
  2. Cardiovascular healthBeing physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke (the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers). To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association’s recommendationgetting a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of both). Other organizations recommend one hour per day. If that sounds like too much, remember Rick’s one pushup method and start small, if you need to. Even just 10 minutes of outdoor exercise can be a great place to start.DailyExerciseAffirmation6
  3. Walking.One of the easiest exercises to do outside in nature is walking (And it sure beats walking on a treadmill). Besides all of the outdoor beauty that you get to enjoy when you’re walking, this easy exercise also builds up your calf muscle (sometimes called the Venus Heart). Did you know that your calf muscle is the second half of your cardio system? It’s important that we get it pumping everyday through walking. You can learn more about the benefits of walking on our Positivity Life Podcast, episode 10 with cardio/vascular expert, Steve Talbot.
  4. Fresh air is another one of the great perks of exercising outside. Indoor air can be full of dust and mold and other impurities. Freshly oxygenated outdoor air helps to clean our lungs and helps us get rid of toxins. Fresh air produces a healthy mind, clean lungs, and can give us a feeling of calm. There is just no substitute for fresh air.
  5. Socialize while you exercise! Have you noticed that exercise is always easier and more fun when you have a friend along? Conversation, laughter and socializing with an exercise buddy has a ton of health benefits and can greatly improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Besides that, exercising with a friend increases our motivation to do it again.
  6. Endorphins! Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins – those feel good hormones that stay with us and increase our well being throughout the day.
  7. Replenish. Exercise helps us detach from daily stressors and gives us a chance to replenish our reserves. Life can be busy for all of us and we need to take time to renew. Exercise gives us a chance to “refill our cup” so that there’s more of us to give to others, especially when busy careers and our family life call for our very best.

So start today and build a new habit of getting energized through daily exercise (outdoors, whenever possible).

For a good laugh on us, check out our Positivity Life BLOOPERS REEL (the one made from our crazy attempts to put this vlog together). Like exercise, laughter is also good for you, so we hope our bloopers bring you a few grins and maybe even some hearty, health promoting, big belly laughs!

THIS QUICK WINS VLOG from Positivity Life is not meant to replace medical advice. Always consult your physician before starting any new treatment or exercise program.

 

Season 1 Episode 12 : Achieving Optimal Health Through Plant-Based Nutrition with Margo Freitag [Podcast].

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The Natural Remedies in Your Spice Rack with Kami McBride

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Season 1 Episode 11 : The Natural Remedies in Your Spice Rack with Kami McBride [Podcast].

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kami McBride demystifies the world of herbal medicine and has helped thousands of people get comfortable using herbal medicine and natural remedies to protect their family’s health. She empowers people to take care of common ailments, and feel confident they are doing the best they can to care for themselves naturally, whenever possible.

Over the past 25 years Kami has helped thousands of people unlock the secrets of their spice rack and learn just how simple it is to use common kitchen herbs and spices to prevent illness and become skillful in using natural home remedies as their primary wellness strategy.

Kami has also developed herbal curriculum for the University Of California San Francisco School of Nursing and for the Integral Health Department at the California Institute in Integral Studies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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  • Using herbs and spices can connect you to the traditions of your forefathers
  • Spices aid in the digestion of food, thereby improving gut health.
  • Using spices and herbs in your food can provide protection against disease.
  • Spices contain strong anti-microbial components that can help with both viral and bacterial infections.
  • Spices add variety to food and can add joy and creativity to your kitchen experience.

To learn more about our guest, Kami McBride, click the links below:

www.livingawareness.com

Book: The Herbal Kitchen
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Season 1 Episode 10 : The Amazing Benefits of Walking with Steven R. Talbot

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Season 1 Episode 10 : The Amazing Benefits of Walking with Steven R. Talbot [Podcast].

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the best exercises you could ever do is one of the very first exercises you learned as a child. It didn’t require a qualified trainer or any expensive classes. In fact, except for a little encouragement from a loving parent, you were self taught. That exercise is WALKING!!!

Today, Steven R. Talbot, an expert on vascular health, will share why the simplest exercise you can do is one of the most important for your health.

Steven R. Talbot is a Registered Vascular Technologist with over 30 years of experience in the field. He is currently the Technical Director of the Vascular Lab and also a Research Associate in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Steve was awarded the Pioneer Award by the Society for Vascular Technology for being the first to identify the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of venous disease. He has spent much of the last 30 years writing and lecturing on the subject.

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show. For short video on how to leave a rating and review, click here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Steve mentions the following benefits of walking in this podcast:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases good cholesterol, and decreases bad cholesterol
  • Protects the arteries from developing plaque
  • Protects the veins from developing blot clots
  • Lowers risk of type 2 diabetes by 60%
  • Lowers the risk of dementia by 40%
  • Lowers the risk of cancer by 20%

Check our even more benefits of walking at this link.

To learn more about our guest, Steven R. Talbot click the links below:

http://www.daviespublishing.com/Steven-R-Talbot-RVT-FSVU-C122.aspx

https://faculty.utah.edu/u0111974-STEVEN_R_TALBOT/contact/index.hml

https://www.pegasuslectures.com/faculty/steve.php

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Raising Kids That Succeed

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Season 1 Episode 9: Raising Kids That Succeed [Podcast]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr. Lynn Wicker is a certified speaker, trainer and success coach. Having devoted 30 years to teaching and leading in the public education arena, she brings a unique vantage point to what she likes to call her “adding value lifestyle.”

Lynn is an expert in the field of education, and Author of the book, Raising Kids That Succeed.” She also draws upon her personal story and insights gained through tragedy and triumph as a parent of twin sons born with severe cerebral palsy. Her personal journey, which drew heavily upon her strong faith has inspired and helped many parents to face some of life’s greatest challenges.

Lynn provides a new way for parents to see themselves, by first seeing themselves as individuals who can then have a greater impact on their children. Her passion and purpose in life is to inspire individuals to find their own successes in life and live purposeful lives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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In this episode Dr. Lynn A. Wicker shares the following main ideas:

  • How her faith sustained her as she raised two children with severe cerebral palsy.
  • The steps for living an intentional life as an individual and as a parent.
  • How awareness and willingness are the keys to changing limitations to strengths.
  • How to build respect and trust as a parent by being authentic and transparent.
  • How to build legacy as a parent.
  • Why her morning routine is so important.

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Links mentioned in this podcast

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Season 1 Episode 8 : Seeing all the Good in Self, Others, and Life

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Season 1 Episode 8: Seeing all the Good in Self, Others, and Life. [Podcast]

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Dr. Colleen Georges is a Positive Psychology coach, speaker, educator, and bestselling author who helps people to see all the good in themselves, others, and life while discovering and leveraging their strengths, passions, and purpose. She provides one-on-one life and career coaching for clients across the nation and leads local community wellness groups.

Colleen is also a Rutgers University Lecturer in counseling and women’s leadership and a member of the Rutgers Speaker’s Bureau. She received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University, is a Nationally Certified Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Comprehensive Positive Psychology Coach, and holds over a dozen certifications in life and career coaching, positive psychology, and positive parenting.

Colleen authors the Positive Psychology blog called SeeingAllTheGood.com. She is also a blogger for the Huffington Post, and is co-author of the award-winning, best-selling books: Contagious Optimism, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People, The Wisdom of Midlife Women 2, Unleash Your Inner Magnificence, 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, The Book of Success, and scholarly psychology journals.

Colleen lives in New Jersey with her husband José, six-year-old son Joshua, and two cats, Kitty and Sweetie.

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In this episode Dr. Colleen Georges shares the following main ideas:

  • The importance of looking for and seeing all the good in others and in life.
  • Asking self “What am I going to do to make this world better?”
  • How gratitude is the “Queen of all strengths” and how it changed her entire life.
  •  A simple exercise in gratitude that can help you make gratitude a habit that can transform your life.
  • The growth, wisdom and compassion that can come through hardship.
  • How cognitive reframing can decrease pessimism and increase optimism.
  • The importance of living your passion and purpose.
  • The importance of kindness, forgiveness, and faith in a higher power.
  • The importance of taking time to mindfully spend time with people you love.
  • Discovering and building upon strengths.
  • Her experiences finding joy in raising her son and helping him to develop gratitude in life.
  • Helping her son learn kindness and compassion through volunteer work.
  • How it only takes one person to make a difference and encouragement to see how many people you get to impact every day.
  • Be confident with your strengths, flaws and challenges and recognize the beauty in all of what we are.
  • The importance of self forgiveness.
  • Treat everybody as if they’re having a bad day.

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You may also enjoy this article by Dr. Colleen Georges:

“5 Practices for Teaching Kids the Power of Gratitude and Grace.”

Colleen’s Books:

Links mentioned in this podcast

Gratitude A Way of Life (book by Louise Hay)
VIA – Values in Action (assess your strengths)
Gallup Strengths Finder Test (assess your strengths)
Character Strengths & Virtues Manual (Seligman and Peterson)

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