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Lessons on Inclusivity from Mt. Everest Guide + ER doc Emily Johnston

In the first of Cate’s “local” podcast interviews, she sits down with Dr. Emily Johnston: ER doctor, international mountain guide, ski patroller, river guide. Cate and Emily met one week prior to this conversation on an airplane. They ended up in a conversation about inclusivity their respective fields and decided to continue the conversation here on the Yogahealer podcast.  What you’ll get out of tuning in:Why inclusivity is so important in building dynamic groups. What role fear plays in the practice of exclusivity. How learning to receive feedback can lead...

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Resilience, Trauma, Healing + Gerontology with Charlotte Nuessle

Listen in to Cate as she sits down with Charlotte Nussle, a certified international yoga therapist, and gerontologist, as they discuss the nuances of aging and how our trauma and experiences inform our intergenerational relationships. They discuss the necessity of having a structure that is strong enough to hold a container for the process of the deep healing work you would like to do.  What you’ll get out of tuning in:5:20 How to deal when the first response is frustration instead of compassion 5:27 The gift of this time is...

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The Yoga of Prosperity with Ellen O’Brian

Cate sits down with Ellen Grace O’Brien, author of The Jewel of Abundance, to discuss artha - one of the four aims of human life. We all innately want to thrive and to prosper, but there’s often conflict about how to do that in a way that feels dharmic - in harmony with the spiritual truth of our being. To further complicate matters, we can get in our own way when it comes to artha. Sometimes the first step is simply to be willing to let our lives be bigger...

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From Frustrated to Amused: Balancing Rajas, Tejas + Pitta

We often find ourselves in situations where we react with frustration. Mary and Cate chat about the potential that we all possess to transform our frustration into a much better alternative: amusement. The truth is that we all have “buttons” that trigger emotional responses in a patterned way. By taking the initiative to become aware of our triggers and reactions, we can encounter a new perspective. Mary discusses her own experience with developing a new understanding of her own negative reactions. By knowing her own triggers and what made them...

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Celebrate Mindfully With This Blissful Holiday Recipe

Celebrate Mindfully With This Blissful Holiday Recipe

Do you find yourself emotionally overwhelmed during the holidays?  If you are living in the USA, your holiday season may look something like this: eating, feasting, and most likely consuming more calories at each meal than you typically need for a week. The emotional overwhelm of the holidays causes many of us to over-indulge with wine, spirits, food- or all three!  This year, try inviting a mindfulness-based practice to your holiday cooking and celebrations.Meditation and mindfulness practices help buffer the gap between holiday emotional triggers and our ability to make...

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Why Cate loves her treVolo S Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Check out this Cate’s short product review about the treVolo S Speakers from benQ cover and you will get all you need to know about this product. Cate reviews the speaker and the fact that it is wireless, portable, collapsible, and has great sound quality. We hope that this review will help you to decide  for the treVolo S speaker.What you’ll get out of tuning in:What to consider when buying a speaker Why the treVolo speaker is great for offices and on the goLinks Mentioned in Episode:treVolo S Wireless...

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Liminal Thinking with Dave Gray

Dave Gray had me at “Assume that you are not objective. If you’re part of the system you want to change, you’re part of the problem.” That teaching was intensified by the basic exercise of writing down my beliefs about a challenging situation I found myself in and then coming up with 3 or 4 alternate beliefs, both plausible and outlandish.” By assuming that we are not objective – Dave’s first of nine practices of liminal thinking – we are already in a better position to more effectively elicit change....

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Why Meditation Opens Time, Ease, + Inner Trust

Many of us have been doing meditation for a long time. Others of us have not. Why do meditators keep meditating? Why is it hard for some people to start? What is only possible when we give our mind a little breathing room and our awareness some time to soak up beingness.Tom Evans is an ex-BBC TV engineer who became an author, podcast host and meditation guide by accident. His passion is helping people get in and stay in the zone. His latest book is The Authority Guide to Practical...

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