44 episodes

What if the only thing you had to do to change your life was shut up and sit? What if you could take yourself off autopilot and instead experience your life moment-by-moment: fully awake, present, and alive? What if you could start RIGHT NOW? The Shut Up and Sit podcast offers listeners mindfulness for the modern world, integrating ancient healing practices, interviews, real-world examples, and the latest research in neurobiology and behavior change into easily accessible soundbites that invite everyone to wake up their highest and greatest selves. Discover why everyone from Fortune 10 CEOs to some of the world’s premiere coaches and healers work with consciousness consultant Yedda to awaken their own authentic selves and connect to their deepest truths. Whether you’re looking to improve the bottom line of your business or transform the bottom line of your life, the Shut Up and Sit podcast takes mindfulness down from the monk’s mountaintop and into your everyday life. 

Shut Up and Sit Yedda Stancil

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What if the only thing you had to do to change your life was shut up and sit? What if you could take yourself off autopilot and instead experience your life moment-by-moment: fully awake, present, and alive? What if you could start RIGHT NOW? The Shut Up and Sit podcast offers listeners mindfulness for the modern world, integrating ancient healing practices, interviews, real-world examples, and the latest research in neurobiology and behavior change into easily accessible soundbites that invite everyone to wake up their highest and greatest selves. Discover why everyone from Fortune 10 CEOs to some of the world’s premiere coaches and healers work with consciousness consultant Yedda to awaken their own authentic selves and connect to their deepest truths. Whether you’re looking to improve the bottom line of your business or transform the bottom line of your life, the Shut Up and Sit podcast takes mindfulness down from the monk’s mountaintop and into your everyday life. 

    5 Prompts for Finding Gratitude

    5 Prompts for Finding Gratitude

    Can we cultivate a social norm of gratitude? That’s Yedda’s mission. In this episode of Shut Up and Sit, Yedda talks about five simple ways to cultivate gratitude, including five prompts you can use to boost the powerful effects that gratitude has on the body, mind, and soul. 
    Having trouble cultivating gratitude? Try these prompts and see what you come up with!
    Today, I smiled when…
    Today, my heart was touched when…
    Today, I felt grateful when…
    Today, I’m thankful for…
    Today was special because…
    “This gratitude, as we cultivate it, it’s another way of strengthening that container that mindfulness gives us to shut up and sit and hold all of our experiences.” -Yedda
    We have an infinite number of things to be grateful for, we just have to tap into a state of gratitude… and when you do, you’ll change how you show up in the world and how other people show up for you. Now go out and create a ripple of positivity and gratitude in the world!
    Resources:
    Buy the book: www.yeddastancil.com/buy-the-book
    Take the course: www.yeddastancil.com/take-the-course
    Ted Talk on Gratitude: link needed*
    Whale Done! by Ken Blanchard: www.kenblanchard.com/Store/Whale-Done!
    Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: https://bit.ly/3B6CSFT 
    About Yedda:
    As a consciousness coach and consultant, Yedda strives to be present with everyone she meets, aspiring to pay total attention without judgement. She is open-minded and lives life with an open heart, offering others a sacred safe space to grow and evolve, free from suffering and shame.
    Yedda’s ultimate desire is to live in a world where every person feels awakened and deeply connected to their authentic self—a world centered around lovingkindness and equanimity, where all humans feel safe to communicate soul-to-soul. Dedicated to serving something greater than herself, Yedda defines her life’s work as “walking others home to the truth that we are ALL the highest and grandest expression of Source.”
    Yedda offers a unique blend of leadership, mindfulness, and personal development skills to clients, helping them to integrate mind, body, and soul.
    Connect with Yedda:
    Visit her website: www.yeddastancil.com
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQIBSs2arYxgbqkbfOHs9g
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yeddastancil
    Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/yeddastancil
     
    Do you have feedback, questions, or comments? Leave a review here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shut-up-and-sit/id1561078547

    • 38 min
    Gratitude is the Goal

    Gratitude is the Goal

    How do you cultivate a belief system that operates around gratitude? How can minorities benefit from mindfulness? In this episode of Shut Up and Sit, Yedda welcomes Willie to shut up and sit down with her to crack open chapter 9 which is all about gratitude. Together, they discuss how American society is built on a foundation of belief systems and the dissonance that exists in our lives and in business. They speak on the ways mindfulness and this practice of shutting up and sitting in silence can benefit minorities and guide them to inner freedom, love, and inclusion. Willie also shares his candid thoughts on what the world would be like if minorities challenged their belief systems and operated in the victor mindset, rather than the victim mindset.
    “It would be quite powerful and I hope it happens.” - Willie
    As a businessman, scientist, family man, and mentor, Willie shares his experience with sitting with his suffering and exploring the belief systems that impact and influence us as human beings. Then, he sheds light on how his career has been impacted from practicing mindfulness, detailing his shift from corporate career to entrepreneurship and overcoming the fear behind starting a business. Plus, you’ll hear Willie’s wonderful gratitude list at the end of the episode!
    “All the inner work you were doing is now able to come out into the outer world and show up and make a difference.” - Yedda to Willie
    Resources:
    Buy the book: www.yeddastancil.com/buy-the-book
    Take the course: www.yeddastancil.com/take-the-course
    Ted Talk on Gratitude: link needed*
    About Yedda:
    As a consciousness coach and consultant, Yedda strives to be present with everyone she meets, aspiring to pay total attention without judgement. She is open-minded and lives life with an open heart, offering others a sacred safe space to grow and evolve, free from suffering and shame.
    Yedda’s ultimate desire is to live in a world where every person feels awakened and deeply connected to their authentic self—a world centered around lovingkindness and equanimity, where all humans feel safe to communicate soul-to-soul. Dedicated to serving something greater than herself, Yedda defines her life’s work as “walking others home to the truth that we are ALL the highest and grandest expression of Source.”
    Yedda offers a unique blend of leadership, mindfulness, and personal development skills to clients, helping them to integrate mind, body, and soul.
    Connect with Yedda:
    Visit her website: www.yeddastancil.com
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQIBSs2arYxgbqkbfOHs9g
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yeddastancil
    Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/yeddastancil
     
    Do you have feedback, questions, or comments? Leave a review here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shut-up-and-sit/id1561078547

    • 46 min
    The Hot/Cold Empathy Gap

    The Hot/Cold Empathy Gap

    What drives our attitudes, preferences, and behaviors? In this episode of Shut Up and Sit, Yedda breaks down the hot-cold empathy gap and how The Habit Loop shows up in our daily lives, referencing the renowned work of Charles Duhigg. Listen in to learn how to go deeper and understand your own habits and patterns, discerning what habits add value to your life and which don’t, so that you can find more peace and inner freedom.
    “If we can understand how to build this habit loop of shutting up and sitting, your inner freedom, your liberation, and finding everything that you need inside of you, that’s how this work is different. You’re doing the work for you.” - Yedda
    Resources:
    Buy the book: www.yeddastancil.com/buy-the-book
    Take the course: www.yeddastancil.com/take-the-course
    How Habits Work – Charles Duhigg: www.charlesduhigg.com/how-habits-work 
    Ted Talk by Charles Duhigg on The Power of Habit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMbsGBlpP30
    About Yedda:
    As a consciousness coach and consultant, Yedda strives to be present with everyone she meets, aspiring to pay total attention without judgement. She is open-minded and lives life with an open heart, offering others a sacred safe space to grow and evolve, free from suffering and shame.
    Yedda’s ultimate desire is to live in a world where every person feels awakened and deeply connected to their authentic self—a world centered around lovingkindness and equanimity, where all humans feel safe to communicate soul-to-soul. Dedicated to serving something greater than herself, Yedda defines her life’s work as “walking others home to the truth that we are ALL the highest and grandest expression of Source.”
    Yedda offers a unique blend of leadership, mindfulness, and personal development skills to clients, helping them to integrate mind, body, and soul.
    Connect with Yedda:
    Visit her website: www.yeddastancil.com
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQIBSs2arYxgbqkbfOHs9g
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yeddastancil
    Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/yeddastancil
     
    Do you have feedback, questions, or comments? Leave a review here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shut-up-and-sit/id1561078547

    • 37 min
    Habits & How to Change a Habit

    Habits & How to Change a Habit

    Have you ever felt emotionally out of control? Do you find it difficult to break “bad” habits? In this episode of Shut Up and Sit, Yedda welcomes Stuart, a friend and client, to shut up and sit down with her to dive into chapter 8 which is all about habits and The Habit Loop. As a seasoned corporate executive and leader, Stuart sheds light on the transformation he has experienced since learning how to shut up and sit down and practice mindfulness. As they introduce the concept of The Habit Loop, you’ll learn how habits are created and the importance of recognizing your triggers. Plus, the pair discuss the effects of gratitude and ritual in the process of changing behaviors and releasing narratives.
    “Mindfulness doesn’t fix or cure anything, what mindfulness gives us is the ability to recover… and we recover quicker.” - Yedda
    If you have habits that don’t serve your highest good, you’re not alone. The first step is understanding how habits work and why they’re so powerful. Listen in to hear about the event that led to Stuart’s break through, causing him to realize the power of habits and begin this revolutionary self-work. 
     “Do the work. It can be life-changing. Do it on your own time. Be vulnerable. Be accessible to yourself. If you want to change and become a more grounded, more present person that is better for your family, better for yourself, better in your community… I’d encourage you and push you, if you’re thinking about doing it, do it. If you’re in it, finish it.” - Stuart
    Resources:
    Buy the book: www.yeddastancil.com/buy-the-book
    Take the course: www.yeddastancil.com/take-the-course
     
    How Habits Work – Charles Duhigg: www.charlesduhigg.com/how-habits-work 
    Try the Calm App: www.calm.com 
    About Yedda:
    As a consciousness coach and consultant, Yedda strives to be present with everyone she meets, aspiring to pay total attention without judgement. She is open-minded and lives life with an open heart, offering others a sacred safe space to grow and evolve, free from suffering and shame.
    Yedda’s ultimate desire is to live in a world where every person feels awakened and deeply connected to their authentic self—a world centered around lovingkindness and equanimity, where all humans feel safe to communicate soul-to-soul. Dedicated to serving something greater than herself, Yedda defines her life’s work as “walking others home to the truth that we are ALL the highest and grandest expression of Source.”
    Yedda offers a unique blend of leadership, mindfulness, and personal development skills to clients, helping them to integrate mind, body, and soul.
    Connect with Yedda:
    Visit her website: www.yeddastancil.com
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQIBSs2arYxgbqkbfOHs9g
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yeddastancil
    Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/yeddastancil
     
    Do you have feedback, questions, or comments? Leave a review here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shut-up-and-sit/id1561078547

    • 50 min
    How Anger Affects Your Health & Anger Management Techniques

    How Anger Affects Your Health & Anger Management Techniques

    How does stress affect the mind, body, and soul? In this episode of Shut Up and Sit, Yedda guides you in exploring the connection between stress and anger, as well as how your unique stress responses are affecting you and your health. As Yedda shares a few powerful personal stories, you’ll gain insight into one of the most common triggers of stress and the significant role that mindfulness and sitting in silence has on stress and anger management.
    “We need to understand what’s deeper underneath the stress.” - Yedda
    Inevitably, you will encounter stress in life. Everyone has different thresholds for stress and different ways of dealing with stress. That’s why it’s important to explore the root causes and belief systems behind your stressors. Tune in to explore your stress responses and learn how to manage your stress in healthy ways.
     “The wounding becomes sacred when we are willing to release our old stories and to become the vehicles through which the new story may emerge into time.” - Deepak Chopra
     
    Resources:
    Buy the book: www.yeddastancil.com/buy-the-book
    Take the course: www.yeddastancil.com/take-the-course
     
    Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal on How to make stress your friend: https://bit.ly/2WkbSDH
     
    About Yedda:
    As a consciousness coach and consultant, Yedda strives to be present with everyone she meets, aspiring to pay total attention without judgement. She is open-minded and lives life with an open heart, offering others a sacred safe space to grow and evolve, free from suffering and shame.
    Yedda’s ultimate desire is to live in a world where every person feels awakened and deeply connected to their authentic self—a world centered around lovingkindness and equanimity, where all humans feel safe to communicate soul-to-soul. Dedicated to serving something greater than herself, Yedda defines her life’s work as “walking others home to the truth that we are ALL the highest and grandest expression of Source.”
    Yedda offers a unique blend of leadership, mindfulness, and personal development skills to clients, helping them to integrate mind, body, and soul.
     
    Connect with Yedda:
    Visit her website: www.yeddastancil.com
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQIBSs2arYxgbqkbfOHs9g
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yeddastancil
    Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/yeddastancil
     
    Do you have feedback, questions, or comments? Leave a review here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shut-up-and-sit/id1561078547 

    • 43 min
    Stress Statistics & The Benefits of Reducing Stress

    Stress Statistics & The Benefits of Reducing Stress

    Feeling stressed or burnt out? In this episode of Shut Up and Sit, Yedda welcomes Eric Brown to shut up and sit down with her to dive into chapter 7 which talks about stress and the relationship between mindfulness and stress reduction. Eric shares insight into the stress he was experiencing in his professional life, as an entrepreneur, and how he began to integrate mindfulness practices into his life to get to the root cause of his stress and ultimately decrease stress.
    Listen in to hear how Eric’s business has changed as a result of implementing more mindfulness into his life and in his business. You’ll learn how mindfulness is a critical component of being a great leader and entrepreneur, especially when you encounter the inevitable financial struggles that come with owning your own business.
    “The biggest thing was just not reacting to it, just taking a moment to stop and think the thought and how to think about the thought. Once I started to change the thoughts, I didn’t react the way I naturally had reacted so much before.” - Eric
    Stress is often caused by the mind focusing on negative or fearful thoughts. When you sit still in silence, you’re able to shift your focus onto the positive and empowering thoughts, enabling you to show up in the world as your best self. 
    “Your business outwardly is a manifestation of who you are inwardly.” - Yedda
    Resources:
    Buy the book: www.yeddastancil.com/buy-the-book
    Take the course: www.yeddastancil.com/take-the-course
    Learn more about Fulfilltopia: www.fulfilltopia.com 
    Ted Talk on How to make stress your friend by Kelly McGonigal: www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend
    About Yedda:
    As a consciousness coach and consultant, Yedda strives to be present with everyone she meets, aspiring to pay total attention without judgement. She is open-minded and lives life with an open heart, offering others a sacred safe space to grow and evolve, free from suffering and shame.
    Yedda’s ultimate desire is to live in a world where every person feels awakened and deeply connected to their authentic self—a world centered around lovingkindness and equanimity, where all humans feel safe to communicate soul-to-soul. Dedicated to serving something greater than herself, Yedda defines her life’s work as “walking others home to the truth that we are ALL the highest and grandest expression of Source.”
    Yedda offers a unique blend of leadership, mindfulness, and personal development skills to clients, helping them to integrate mind, body, and soul.
    Connect with Yedda:
    Visit her website: www.yeddastancil.com
    Subscribe to her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQIBSs2arYxgbqkbfOHs9g
    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/yeddastancil
    Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/yeddastancil
    Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/yeddastancil
     
    Do you have feedback, questions, or comments? Leave a review here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shut-up-and-sit/id1561078547

    • 52 min

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