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Eat Like A Baby To Enhance Digestion

I was having a conversation with my best friend the other day about digestion and hunger cues and she mentioned how those were so evident in her newborn baby.He eats less at night, eats slowly, naturally stops when he’s full and gets annoyed when there are distractions while he eats. (I thought was especially funny to think about a baby swatting away a toy while attached to a bottle.) The thing is, we all did this once too. These cues were once very natural for us. But they were conditioned out of us as we got older and became more accustomed to this fast-paced world we live in where everything must be done at super-sonic speed, including mealtime. However, it’s not how our bodies were designed to optimally function. When we eat quickly we put ourselves into a state of stress, and a stress state actually shuts down the digestive system. This hinders the digestion process, which can lead to a whole host of issues, such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and lagging energy. The best way to counteract this constant stress state is to enjoy your meals in a relaxed state by eating slowly. Savor your food without distraction (just like my friend’s baby). Get intimate with the taste, texture, aroma and visuals of the meal. This will not only increase your pleasure and satisfaction of the food, but also will enhance the digestive process. And just like a baby, slowing down and paying attention to your food will lead you to stop naturally when you’re full and decrease the likelihood of overeating. Did you know it takes the brain 20 minutes to catch up to the stomach? So what happens then if you eat an entire plateful of food in just 5 minutes? The answer is you probably end up eating more than your body needs because your brain didn’t have the chance to the register the food in your stomach. If you think you have issues with overeating or often find that your stomach is distended after your meals, get rid of distractions while eating. Becoming more fully present with your food will help you slow down and more readily read your body’s hunger and satisfaction cues. These are just a few tips that I hope can help you get more in tune with your digestive process. For more strategies, check out my FREE VIDEO where I share 3 bio-hacks to enhance digestion and increase energy…without changing what you eat! Get the FREE video
Mindful eatingBiohackingDiet/Weight managementEnergyHolistic Health & Wellness
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Changing Habits: What’s Your Why?

When contemplating changing your habits or lifestyle, the most important question to ask yourself is: WHY? Why am I doing this? Why do I want this? There are as many different and right answers to this one as there are people. And your answer is the quickest way to get to what lies beneath the desire and discover what’s at the core. It’s also the best way to keep the motivation going when changing your habits because when you’re clear on your WHY, it can pick you back up if your enthusiasm starts to wane. Now there are Why(s) when eradicating an unhealthy habit and there are Why(s) when implementing a new healthy habit, and both can be uncovered with a few what and when queries. To get you started on the digging process, grab a journal and a pen, and answer these questions. Use whichever question fits your current situation, repeat it to yourself, ideally aloud, and sit with it for a moment. Then write down whatever bubbles up. 1. What purpose does this habit serve? / What purpose do I want this habit to serve? 2. What are my reasons for wanting to change/implement this habit? 3. When I give in to this habit, how do I honestly feel afterward? / How do I want this habit to make me feel afterward? 4. What imbalances am I causing with this habit? / What imbalances am I trying to fix with this habit? 5. What does my life look like when this habit is no longer a part of it? / What does my life look like when this habit is part of my regular routine? Once you’ve discovered your Why(s), repeat them often to yourself. You can even try posting your Why on your bathroom mirror, at the top of your computer screen or on your nightstand, where it can serve as a constant reminder of the commitment you’re making to yourself and your health. My personal why for leading a healthy lifestyle is freedom and the ability to do what I love. I believe the body is our vehicle in life to accomplish our soul mission and if the body isn’t healthy or properly functioning, we can’t show up to our fullest capacity in any area of our lives. So what’s your Why?
Healthy habitsMindsetHolistic Health & Wellness

Finding Your Niche

The initial time I became engaged in online coaching, I reached a number of other people. A lot of these people were fully on their way to establishing an online coaching business. “So far, so good”, I realized to myself.   It spun out that a lot of the individuals I was rubbing shoulders with digitally were mostly walking the misguided path. They had all the misguided views on how to start and run a strong online coaching business.   In fact, for the longest time, I battled with my own coaching business because I incorporated a number of their theories.   One of the most perplexing and harmful ideas that I subscribed to be the idea that I should recruit as many clients for one-on-one coaching. In speculation, this made sense because, let’s face it, if you want to learn from someone, the best way to do so is to have that person right in front of you.   While that person is talking, you can engage that person and ask questions that mean I lot to you.   Maybe there are a lot of materials that make little sense to you. Perhaps this person is skipping certain essential ingredients.   Whatever the claim may be the fact that they’re in front of you enables you to propose questions in real-time so they can commit with you in such a way that you pick up the knowledge that will take your expertise to the next level. All this is reasonably easy to grasp.   However, the obstacle is individuals will not seek one-to-one coaches unless that person is worth seeking. I anticipate you can understand that. I hope the value premise is clear with the announcement I just said.   Think about it. If you are just some arbitrary person who keeps suggesting to himself and to anyone who would bear to listen that you are an authority, do you think you will be perceived as an expert? Chances are you won’t.   You have to pay your dues. You have to write lots of books. You have to get interviewed a lot. You have to grow into some sifting of minor media image. You have to establish a name in your industry.   A bunch of these actions take relatively a dose of creation, focus and inclination. Yes, they likewise take a lot of time, and this is how you establish a premium brand.   Once you have arrived at that stage, suddenly it makes sense to advertise yourself in terms of one-to-one coaching. Prior to that moment, it doesn’t produce a whole lot of sense because people couldn’t care less.   They’d rather read your book. They’ll give you a shot that way. Maybe they’ll watch a video that you shot a long time ago.   However, in terms of paying up to $300 per hour for one hour of Face Time, I don’t think so. Unfortunately, there are so many other people who think like me.   Do yourself an enormous favor. Develop a premium brand first.
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Hakomi

The Hakomi Method is used to treat a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD). This approach has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of unresolved trauma. Hakomi is a popular method among people who want to achieve personal growth.

Journey to the End of the Race Podcast

Today I'm releasing my first podcast series called Journey to the End of the Race, a six-part exploration of the struggle, wisdom, and gratitude that come from facing the ultimate bad news. In it, I interview my friend & former client Todd Anderson. Not many people have access to the clarity and confidence that come from facing mortality. Todd Anderson does. Listen to his story. Please listen to the episodes on one of the following platforms: - Website: https://www.journeytotheendoftherace.com/ - Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/journey-to-the-end-of-the-race/id1488706173?fbclid=IwAR3edYljqS6JB0dGnw_31IYFGfvqAHNL7Ocw45npQZzMf-rFyQKpLRfiPEA - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0OENfOlbZ73jnij0unRwda?fbclid=IwAR3Iv5NqXsR0s4paS6ybyJT4Pa5dK6ViW1y2L6DxAhOxulgVsIh0QzG68FA - Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/storyworthy/journey-to-the-end-of-the-race?refid=stpr&fbclid=IwAR2n03U6CXMijt0T0lfIUvWjlEwOnc1E3oLk63dd9QTVI2-6QHzmRRWatag - Google: [coming soon]
Mental health & wellnessWork-life balanceEmotional wellbeing

What is Holoscendence?

Holoscendence is an Integral meta-practice of therapy, shadow work, psychological and contemplative development, spirituality, and multidimensional communication. It was developed by Sergey Kupriyanov, MD, Ph.D. in Medicine, a Helsinki-based therapist with 40 years of professional experience, and is taught to students in Finland and Russia (where it is co-taught by Eugene Pustoshkin, a clinical psychologist from St. Petersburg). Holoscendence is based on seamlessly uniting nonordinary (nonlocal and timeless) dimensions of consciousness, being and communication with more ordinary (local and temporal) states and ways of interaction. It fully enacts body, mind, spirit, and their subtle dimensions in self, intersubjective relationships, and nature. It is a way to practice heightened states of consciousness dialogically, during daily mundane activities, which brings forth radical transformations to one's self-sense, personal and professional relationships, and a general way of life.
Integral MeditationSpirit-Mind-Body Integrative HealthIntegral ApproachHoloscendence

How to get the most of your wearable device data

Our well-being depends on a variety of factors. We all have to deal with challenges, and it is important to ask for help when we are struggling. If you are experiencing issues with nutrition, stress, or sleep, working with a professional guide can be a life-changing experience. Innovative data-driven coaching is the new frontier.
SleepSpirit-Mind-Body Integrative HealthHealthy habitsMental health & wellnessHolistic Health & Wellness

Mental Health Awareness Month - Join the movement!

Mental health is essential to our wellbeing. At some point, we all have to deal with challenges and fears that can affect our mental health. In addition, stress, anxiety, and burnout are common issues in our society. They impact our quality of life and may also affect our physical health in the long-term. Mental Awareness Month is an important occasion to stop and think about your mental health and the mental health of people around you. Unfortunately, our society is not kind to people who struggle with mental health—prejudice and discrimination still affect the way we talk and deal with this topic. This is why today, and every day, we need to get involved to move the conversation forward and fight the stigma. So, how can you help? Stay informed and educate others.
Emotional wellbeingPeace of mindDifficult emotionsWellness and wellbeingMental health & wellness

Meta-trends to take notice of for 2020

1. Soft is the New Hard/Rest is the New Activation.
Strategic thinking/planningChange managementEvolutionary leadershipWork-life balanceHolistic Health & Wellness

The need for lifestyle changes: grim statistics and actionable steps

According to the
Holistic Health & WellnessPreventative health strategiesLifestyle managementChronic disease prevention

How to evaluate your environmental impact

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a tool that is used to evaluate the environmental impact of a product or service, taking into account the entire life cycle and it consists of four stages: The first phase defines the objective of the evaluation, which parts of the product life cycle to analyze and the specific times and criteria.
AwarenessToxinsNutrition and meal planningHolistic Health & Wellness

Mind-body approaches that help with sleep

Sleep is much more than a way to recharge yourself—it is an essential component of a healthy and happy life. Sleep ensures that your body and mind work properly. Unfortunately, people are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased. Insomnia is common in the United States: About 60 million Americans have this disorder. Sleep deprivation affects both your physical and mental health, and people with mental health issues are more likely to have sleep disorders. Traditionally, healthcare professionals saw insomnia as a symptom of psychiatric disorders, but studies show that insomnia may raise the risk of developing mental health issues because it impairs thinking and emotional regulation. Insomnia is not just a factor that contributes to psychiatric disorders—it can also affect physical health. Getting less than 6 hours of sleep, in the long term, makes you more likely to die of heart disease or develop a stroke, and sleep deprivation weakens your immune system. If you suffer from insomnia, you can try these mind-body approaches:
Lifestyle managementPeace of mindInsomniaMental health & wellnessHolistic Health & Wellness

awarenow bookshelf | The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku is a physicist, a charismatic popularizer of science and its future potentials and a leading figure in the string theory. In the previous years, I have enjoyed his numerous videos, especially where he described what an 11th dimension means.
Mental health & wellnessMindfulness

What is holistic health & wellness about?

In a time when we’re so busy, and there’s so much pressure on us, it’s more critical than ever to calm our mind, increase our self-awareness, and prioritize our wellbeing. These days you probably hear a lot about mental health, that, of course, affect both men and women. However, men may be less likely to talk about their feelings and seek help. Recognizing the five signs below is the first step towards getting treatment and living a better life: 1. An extreme change in personality 2. Uncharacteristic anxiety, anger, or moodiness 3. Social withdrawal and isolation 4. Lack of self-care or risky behaviors 5. A sense of hopelessness or feeling overwhelmed If you recognize any of these warning signs or see these behaviors in the people in your life, please contact us or a trusted certified psychotherapist. We can match you with guides who can help by personalizing a treatment based on evidence-based holistic health & wellness approaches. Why are we aiming to provide people with easy access to holistic health and wellness professionals?
Spirit-Mind-Body Integrative HealthMental health & wellnessMindfulness

Complimentary emotional support for people affected by the fires

California is burning, and unfortunately, the trend doesn’t seem to stop. In the last years, California has been impacted by several deadly wildfires. In the fall of 2017, the Golden State was devastated by two fires: the Nuns fires affected the wine country, and the Thomas fire impacted the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. These fires were considered, respectively, the most destructive and largest wildfires in California’s history. But things got worse in 2018. Unfortunately, the Camp Fire gained the title of the deadliest fire in California’s history. The Camp Fire started on November 8th in Northern California. It killed more than 70 people, and more than 10,000 homes were destroyed. Together with the Woolsey fire, it burned more than 200,000 acres.
Holistic Health & WellnessEmotional wellbeingEmotional disorders and traumas

Got affected by the wildfires? Get complimentary emotional support ❤

At awarenow, we understand the importance of emotional and psychological help, especially in difficult times. This is why we’re putting together a
Wellness and wellbeingEmotional disorders and traumasMental health & wellness

Healthy Shame

Let’s define guilt as feeling bad about something I have done and shame as feeling badly about who I am being (1).
Wellness and wellbeingSomatic healingHolistic Health & Wellness

Positive Peace Conference: Keynote Daniel Brown

Integrative Psychotherapy is one of the most advanced therapy approaches, and it can deliver transformative results in a pretty efficient way, that’s why we represent it on our telewellness platform. We are very passionate about educating about integrative approaches and making them easy to access. Because they work and sometimes they work much faster than more of old-school therapeutic approaches.
Mental health & wellnessAwarenessMindfulness

The power of partnerships

“Nowadays it takes a mindful collaborative effort to serve our dearest community in the best way possible. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Headway to bring their community of coaches and clients into the awarenow family”, said Alina Trigubenko, CEO of awarenow.
Mental health & wellnessRelationship coaching

Altered Consciousness, Mysticism, Drugs and Dreaming

As Americans become more and more drawn to traditional and integrative methods of healing as well as in altered consciousness, I believe we are poised to embrace Embodied Imagination (EI) as a healing practice as well.
Evolutionary leadershipMental health & wellnessPlant medicine integrationEmbodimentMind-body connection

8 holistic strategies to cope with burnout

In our society, the word “busy” is considered a badge of honor. Many people keep busy because they want to show others that they have a fulfilling in life, but in many cases, the image they try to convey is far from reality. People with jam-packed schedules who spend long hours at work may experience high levels of stress, exhaustion — and burnout.
Work-life balanceHolistic Health & WellnessBurnoutMind-body connectionChronic disease prevention

Meditation on demand

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.
Stress ManagementFocusResilienceHolistic Health & WellnessMental health & wellness
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If you want to transform your workplace culture, start with yourself first
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Dreamwork — what is it and what is it good for?
Apr 7, 2019
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