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Like you. my life is crazy busy. I try to fit in time for self care and I’m always on the look out for simple ways to help me manage myself better so I can continue to excel in work and life.
And it seems that when you start thinking about something you suddenly notice it more and more. Like when you decide to buy a new car and suddenly you see that car you want everywhere.
The brain has a specific thing to focus on and it starts focusing.
That’s what’s been happening with me and the topic of meditation.
I first started investigating meditation when I was in a particularly stressful point in my life. My husband and I lived 500 miles apart. I was in full blown recovery dealing with issues as an adult survivor of abuse. And we had family drama going on at the same time.
I had heard that meditation could do great things and that people in all professions used it and believed it made a huge difference for them.
So I tried it.
I got nothing from it.
But like I said as I started to think about it and read more about it I thought maybe it’s time to investigate this again and I thought I’d go to an expert.
And I figured you might be interested in it too so I invited back Brodie Welch for another interview and I was thrilled when she said yes.
Brodie is a licensed acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon where she has been treating patients since 2003.
In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help caring, conscious women take care of themselves through innovative learn-from-anywhere courses and coaching programs on stress management, digestive health, the body-mind connection, moving meditation, and Chinese medicine. She’s the creator and host of the podcast, A Healthy Curiosity. The show explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.
Listen in as Brodie explains:
- What mediation is
- Different styles of meditation
- The benefits of mediation
- Tips for getting started
As always listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your reflection exercise and action step for this episode.
Guest Contact Information:
Brodie’s website — get her free resources
Brodie on Facebook
Brodie on Twitter
Getting in the Gap, the Wayne Dyer program mentioned in the episode
Meditation Your Way, article on Success magazine’s website
Meditations for Manifesting, Wayne Dyer meditation audio program
Jack Canfield video mentioned in the episode
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