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Aired 11 months ago 24:55
Sylvia Lovinger -- Atlantis Salt Cave
Sylvia Lovinger had been suffering as an asthmatic all her life, using steroids, nebulizers and inhalers to breathe, until one day she came across a salt therapy facility. She felt better immediately, and after just 2 weeks Sylvia no longer needed her breathing treatments! With such amazing results and overall improvement in her health, Sylvia and her son, Doug decided to build their own holistic and naturalistic salt therapy spa to help others -and the Atlantis Salt Cave was born! Website: www.atlantissaltcave.com Email: Dougr@atlantissaltcave.com FB: www.facebook.com/atlantissaltcave
Aired 2 months ago 66:32
124: How To Protect Yourself From Negative Energy With Jill Blakeway, DACM, LAc
We not may be able to explain it, but we all know what it feels like to be surrounded by negative energy. Jill Blakeway, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine (DACM) and a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist (LAc), has been practicing energy healing for over 20 years and joined mindbodygreen CCO Olessa Pindak on the mbg podcast to share her thoughts on protecting yourself from negative energy, creating healthy boundaries, and her own exploration into the scientific explanations of energy healing.Jill first recognized she could affect people's energy fields with her hands after helping a patient heal from prostate cancer through energy healing modalities such as acupuncture and hands-on healing without the needles. She doesn't credit their work alone with his recovery but says it was part of the equation. She explains that we all have a healing energy that flows through us called source energy, and by tapping into this, we can affect the energy around us.To connect with our healing power and separate from unwanted energy around us, Jill recommends an exercise that helps us get grounded in our own light. Here, she leads us through the exercise so we can feel centered and strong even amid negativity."You don't need to wrap yourself in anything; you just push your own light out," Jill explained. "Just that exercise floods you with wisdom." By connecting with your inner light, you may find answers to questions you've been asking. If someone around you could also use some healing energy, with their permission, you may put your hands near them to share the healing light. This soothing transfer could help them to feel more aligned with who they are at the core and ease their anxiety.We cannot always choose which energy we want to surround ourselves with, but this type of practice teaches us to stay grounded in ourselves. Jill's experience with energetic healing and a deep understanding of how humans relate to one another is invaluable for those looking to heal themselves and improve their relationships with others.To contact Colleen or Jason with comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please email email@example.com. For all sponsorship inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to join our podcast email newsletter? Sign up here!Thanks to ICONIC, the maker of clean-label, grass-fed protein powders and snacks, for supporting this episode. Take 15% off your purchase at drinkiconic.com with code MBG15.
Aired 5 months ago 28:16
Destructive Emotions Are Related to Ignorance LOP071
Last week I was invited to speak with the students of my colleague, Jeffry Iovannone, in his class, Foundations of Social Justice, about the issues of sexism, masculinity, and the negative, angry responses to Gilletteâ€™s recent ad campaign, â€œThe Best Men Can Beâ€. https://youtu.be/koPmuEyP3a0 The class was asked to review my episode, Authentic Masculinity Is The Best A Man Can Get â€“ LOP052, in which I deconstruct not only the ad but the problematic responses from people like Piers Morgan and James Woods. We were discussing ways to get to the root of the problem, i.e. where does misguided masculinity, toxic masculinity, and similar forms of hatred come from. I suggested that we need to recognize at the basest of levels, ignorance is the core problem. Ignorance is not bliss â€“ it's a human rights issue. Ignorance in this sense is based on a lack of relevant education, or a life lived under the dogma of an ideology â€“ a religion or a social/political structure where the messages taught about humanity are hegemonic and patriarchal; the only message taught is a reinforced binary â€“ a biblical status quo. The Dalai Lama speaks to the ideas I shared with the students of Jeffâ€™s class â€“ that we need to bring people out of ignorance to help them cross the bridge towards us: â€œThe ultimate source of a happy life is warmheartedness. Even animals display some sense of compassion. When it comes to human beings, compassion can be combined with intelligence. Through the application of reason, compassion can be extended to all 7 billion human beings. Destructive emotions are related to ignorance, while compassion is helpful and related to intelligence. Consequently, it can be taught and learned.â€ Dalai Lama We need to teach and learn emotional intelligence. There is something else we need to do in the face of pushback, anger, and rage in the extreme as a response to societal change and challenging social norms: Those of us with higher "emotional intelligence" (and that does not mean "better than") need to demonstrate vulnerability and have the courage to face this backlash head-on with kindness. I spoke about this in the episode, Why We Need to Engage Critics and Defuse Outrage â€“ LOP051. We need to help those who do not understand, those who are "ignorant", take the first step across the bridge of understanding. If we take that step for them, they will most likely take a step back, or push back against us. This is the work I am doing, something I'm teaching myself and practicing. It's something I realize I need to teach others, more broadly and more quickly because this is the change I want to see in the world. In the episode, What Are the Qualities of Gay Leadership? LOP065, I shared my thoughts about evolutionary leadership for gay men, and what I termed, The essentials of leadership are demonstrated in the following ways: Donâ€™t lead others directly. Lead by example. In other words, lead yourself with the utmost integrity, authenticity, and transparency, as if everyone is watching â€“ even when no one is. Give people a philosophy. Give people better ways to think and ways to think more critically. Help people think in a way for the betterment of all humanity; to create a transformational, evolutionary change that impacts the world. Not leading others directly allows them to see you for your authentic leadership and to follow by example. Itâ€™s gentle and allow others to come towards what you stand for. Giving people a philosophy â€“ a framework to think for themselves, untethered from the status quo â€“ is how we lead people out of ignorance. The person pushing back wants to live, wants their rights and freedoms too. To help them understand that you have the right to the same rights, and why thatâ€™s so vital to humanity, will be a necessary transformation that will impact others who orbit within their circle of influence. The Living OUT Survey Your opinion matters!