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Everyday Mindfulness Show

In each episode, dive into fun, thought-provoking, and engaging conversations on everyday mindfulness. With host and author Holly Duckworth, join over 70 guests sharing their perspective on living with mindfulness in all aspects of life – from meditation to spirituality to personal passions to success and failure to politics to relationships and much more. Plus, listen in as special guests – including critically-acclaimed authors – are featured each month. Subscribe to Everyday Mindfulness Show.
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May 31, 2017

Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST member Sammy Rangel to the podcast. Sammy is the epitome of mindfulness. During his formative years, he was denied a sense of self and potential. He has endured a life most cannot fathom. But, Sammy has turned his mess into a message, as an author, a speaker, and a comfort to those in need. Sammy describes his gradual awakening, the strategies he uses for support during his journey, and how he is constantly developing into the man he wants to be.

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Key Takeaways:

[1:27] Sammy describes his tumultuous youth and how his life turned into a TEDx talk.

[6:14] Sammy started developing into who he wanted to be, not what others designed him to be.

[10:44] Suffering has a cathartic purpose.

[19:17] Reaching out to others is how Sammy gets the support he needs.

[24:50] Books Sammy uses to expand his awareness.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Sammy Rangel — TEDx Danubia: Balance on the Edge

Against Violent Extremism

Life After Hate

Formers Anonymous

Prehistoric Mesoamerica, by Richard Adams

A Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck

 

Sammy Rangel is a TEDx Speaker, author, and most importantly a father. With a Masters’ in Social Work, he consults with social service providers, schools, and law enforcement agencies on reducing violent extremism. He is the founder of Formers Anonymous, a self-help program for men and women looking to exit a lifestyle of crime and violence.

https://twitter.com/sammyrangel   (@sammyrangel)

http://www.againstviolentextremism.org

https://www.facebook.com/FormersAnonymous/

 

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May 24, 2017

Are you a “Fixer”? Do you know a “Fixer’? Most are well intended and strive to present a solution when someone they know has a problem. But how do we know if we are empowering someone to help themselves or rescuing them? Where does this instinct to jump in and solve come from? Is it arrogance or perhaps co-dependence?

Join host Mike Domitrz as he welcomes CAST members Dr. Sam Alper, Rick Clemons, and Darren Tipton as they chat about how to recognize the triggers, which lead us to intervene. As the conversation evolves, they share simple but effective tips on how to empower vs. taking the power and how to be open to having others to pull help from us instead of pushing it upon another. 

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Key Takeaways:

[1:17] Mike shares the event that spurred this discussion.

[4:14] How to recognize when you are fixing, vs. helping?

[7:53] Questions which get to the heart of supporting people.

[16:37] What triggers lead the CAST to project their fixes onto other people?

[19:55] How we can keep ourselves from going into fix mode.

[24:41] The CAST recommends books about how to help.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Landmark Advanced Course

National Speakers Association

Don’t Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others, by
Kelly Bryson

When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett

 

Dr. Samuel J. Alper is the founder of Process Human Factors Consulting, LLC. He stated the company based on a desire to help businesses improve their workplace, improve how they get things done, and realize that such improvement is attainable. His approach empowers business people to identify specific actions they can take to meet their goals. An engineer, juggler, and new father, Sam was recently honored when a business colleague referred to him as a “fellow nerd.”

Processhf.com

Facebook.com/processhf

Twitter.com/processhf

 

Rick Clemons is the Author of Frankly My Dear I’m Gay, Host of The Coming Out Lounge podcast, certified life coach, TEDx Speaker, world record holder, and a guy who’s helped 1000’s of people in over 50 countries across the globe come out of the closets of their lives to escape their bullshit, explore their fears, and elevate their f*cking self-expression.

Rickclemons.com

Facebook.com/rickclemonsofficial

Twitter.com/RickClemons

 

Volunteerism and service transform communities and bring purpose to life!  For twenty years, Darren Tipton has been challenging people to volunteer.  He is the inspiration of the volunteer mobilization resource: “Kathatika” — a call to volunteer action bringing awareness of the infinite impact of volunteer service, and the co-author of the community-based engagement curriculum of Story to Service. He’s the founder of Project Humanity, a nonprofit focused on empowering women in Africa.

Projecthumanity.com

Facebook.com/projecthumanity

Twitter.com/pjcthumanity

 

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May 17, 2017

Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Bridgette Cook-Burch and Dr. Alexandra Solomon to discuss discovering and living the soul’s longing, or dharma. Dharma is the day-to-day journey of uncovering your calling. The group explores what dharma needs to develop amid relentless distractions, how play, quiet introspection and trusted conversations nourish our soul, and how attaining freedom may be a better measurement than declaring success.

Today’s topic was inspired by the book, The Great Work of Your Life, by Steven Cope. The theme of the book rests in three concepts.

 

1. Find your dharma.

2. Do it full out.

3. Let go of the outcome.

 

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Key Takeaways:

[1:24] Bridget defines the exciting concept of dharma.

[3:42] Finding your dharma through play and quieting down.

[11:59] How to avoid focusing on the outcome.

[18:43] Making the discovery process introspective and relational.

[20:51] It's better to fail at your own dharma instead of somebody else's.

[23:56] Should we substitute the word freedom for success?

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling,
by Stephen Cope

Loving Bravely, by Dr. Alexandra Solomon

This Is Us on NBC

Soulmates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship, by Thomas Moore

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level,
by Gay Hendricks

 

Bridget is a New York Times bestselling author, and an entrepreneur with a history of creating successful business. During the recession, Bridget built a multi-million dollar trucking company, yearly tripling revenue while nearly 600 companies in the industry across North America failed. She shares with team leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs the trade secrets that visionary leaders use to create lasting success. An active social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Bridget is a founder of SHEROESUnited.org. Bridget provides your group with unusual stories from the books she’s written – stunning examples of leadership — what to do, what to be… and what not to be.

Bridgetinspires.com

Facebook.com/mbridgetcookburch

Twitter.com/inspiritwriter

 

Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, and the author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017). In addition to being a couple therapist, Dr. Solomon trains graduate students and teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. Dr. Solomon is a sought-after speaker and media commentator on the topic of love.

DrAlexandraSolomon.com

Facebook.com/dralexandrasolomon

Twitter.com/ahsolomon

 

 

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May 10, 2017

Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Megan Merchant and Jen Rulon to discuss the impact of chasing down rabbit holes, the stories our minds create to explain the unknown - bringing unnecessary drama into our lives, and maintaining mindfulness in the midst of distractions.

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Key Takeaways:

[2:36] Megan describes the impact of chasing down rabbit holes in life.

[6:26] Deciphering 'what actually happened, versus the story we create about what happened?'

[14:20] The RAIN Technique:

             Recognize — Tune into the present moment and name what you are feeling.

             Allow — Allow the feeling to happen.

             Investigate — Ask yourself ‘why do I feel this way?’

             Non-Identification — Be aware and recognize you are not your thoughts.

[16:55] 18-24-year-olds are hungry for knowledge and wisdom.

[19:49] How do we keep focus, so distractions don't penetrate our mindfulness?

[24:29] How do we teach grit with mindfulness?

[26:34] Helpful books to assist exploring the topic of freedom from chasing down rabbit holes.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Start With Why, by Simon Sinek

"Start With Why," TED talk

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

"Doing the Buddha’s Practice," by Jack Kornfield

 

As a health and fitness expert, Jennifer “Jen” Rulon has inspired, coached, and motivated many athletes to complete from their first sprint triathlon to numerous Ironman Triathlons. Jen guides her athletes to learn about themselves BEYOND the physical aspects of doing a triathlon. She is there to educate, motivate, and empower. Jen is an 11x Ironman Triathlete, and has learned “How to Coach Triathletes to Cross the Finish Line with a Smile!” Jen received her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and started her own coaching business, JenRulon.com.

JenRulon.com

Facebook.com/JenRulon2013

Twitter.com/CoachJenRulon

 

Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, AZ and holds an MFA degree from UNLV. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Gravel Ghosts (Glass Lyre Press, 2016 Book of the Year), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Prize, Glass Lyre Press, 2017), four chapbooks, and a children’s book with Philomel Books. She is also a 200 RYT and teaches Mindfulness & Meditation.

MeganMerchant.wixsite.com/poet

Twitter.com/meganamerchant

 

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May 3, 2017

How do you stay on mission and mindful, when money is a struggle? Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Lisa Baker King, Richard Balamucki, Adam Koren, and Meridith Powell to uncover the shroud of shame commonly associated with financial struggles.

Today’s topic was inspired by a quote from Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run. “You have to give your heart to the Goddess of Wisdom, give her all your love and attention, and the Goddess of Wealth will become jealous, and follow you.”

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Key Takeaways:

[1:25] Mike reads the quote from Christopher McDougall's, Born to Run, and asks the CAST to share their thoughts.

[6:18] How can a person find the right financial advisor to help them through a financial struggle?

[10:50] How does a person feel safe and centered in their life, with regards to their finances?

[16:09] Where does judgment about finances come from, and how can people avoid it?

[21:00] Real conversations about money, with details, is not normal for most families.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, by Steve Scott

The Art of Money, by Bari Tessler

Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

 

Lisa Baker-King is on a mission to connect families, celebrate children, and change companies. As the owner of L B K Kreatives and a celebrated author, Lisa is joined by a team of ghost marketers whose primary aim is to help small businesses fantastically flourish. As ghost marketers, they are guided by the fundamental belief that business should serve our lives and our lives should not serve our businesses. Lisa’s celebrates mindfulness by honoring her health and fitness, and operating by standards set by her faith, which says to love above all else.

Zebecs.com

Facebook.com/zebecs

Twitter.com/Zebecs

 

Richard Balamucki is the founder of Cranbrook Wealth Management, LLC. He was a pioneer in comprehensive financial planning in the ’80s, and then in the adoption of fee-based asset management in the ’90s. His firm currently manages approximately $550,000,000 of assets. He believes that the next frontier amounts to an almost therapeutic relationship with clients, that helps them use mindfulness for personal enjoyment, family bonding, helping the wider world, and achieving financial security.

Cranbrookwealth.com

 

Adam Koren has been coaching for more than 15 years, and serves his clients as a “financial handholder,” meaning he brings compassion and candor to the sometimes intimidating world of personal finance. He’s grateful he’s gotten to help many people face their fears and create much more ease and freedom in their lives. As a client recently said: “I don’t have to be anxious about my finances anymore!”

Adamkoren.com

 

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and master certified business strategist. She works with clients to help them decrease stress, increase profits, and succeed, no matter what this economy does.

Valuespeaker.com

Facebook.com/meridith.powell

Twitter.com/meridithpowell

 

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