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Increase your calm, focus and happiness through mindfulness & meditation. Learn from business experts and entrepreneurs like Andres Pira, Pat Flynn, Jeffrey Gitomer, and Dr. John Hagelin so you can be more relaxed, earn more money and be happy & contented. Interviews, tips and strategies to live in the moment and & be more centered. For entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, CEOs, teachers & parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

Mindfulness Mode Bruce Langford

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Increase your calm, focus and happiness through mindfulness & meditation. Learn from business experts and entrepreneurs like Andres Pira, Pat Flynn, Jeffrey Gitomer, and Dr. John Hagelin so you can be more relaxed, earn more money and be happy & contented. Interviews, tips and strategies to live in the moment and & be more centered. For entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, CEOs, teachers & parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.

    Attain Limitless Potential; Kirsten Beske

    Attain Limitless Potential; Kirsten Beske

    Kirsten Beske is a clinical psychotherapist and mindset coach having spent over a decade learning about human experience and fostering personal growth. She willingly shares the professional knowledge, wisdom, and skills that she has acquired throughout her career with those ready for the next level of change and transformation. However, Kirsten's personal transformation story is truly moving – from lawyer to psychotherapist, straight-identified to gay-identified, and drinking to sobriety provides lessons in inspiration, hope, and real-life resilience.
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    Most Influential Person
    Pema Chodron
    Effect on Emotions
    The emotion of anger is the one that gets the most interesting when you can take a little bit of separation from it and can understand what's going on underneath it.
    I always find the most information if I feel the flash of anger it's always like a note to be curious, and [ask myself], what's going on here and try to figure out more.
    Having that ability to get the space to be reflective in those moments is really important for learning about yourself.
    Thoughts on Breathing
    Breathing as an anchor, I wish it wasn't as important as it is because it seems so basic. I use it all the time because it's one of those things that you can use and no one knows you're doing it.
    When I find myself in a high stress situation and I need to relax, (but I can't run up and down stairs or do pushups, which is another way of releasing some energy), breathing is absolutely my go-to secret weapon to help me start to settle down.
    Suggested Resources
    Book: A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield
    App: Dharma Seed Dharma Talks / Headspace / Calm / Insight Timer
    Bullying Story
    I always have been the fighter of bullies and when I went into law I wanted to be the protector of anyone who was being bullied. I've never felt that I've been the victim of bullying and I don't think that I've been a bully.
    However, I absolutely have stood up for more than a few people who I felt were being bullied. The mindfulness piece was the centeredness of my conviction of what was right.
    Even at a young age I had what it took to step in and tell people to knock it off, especially when the victims did not have the resources available to them [to look out for themselves]
    For me, it comes from the bystander intervention standpoint, the courage to step in when you needed to because things weren't right. It took some centering to do what I needed to do, even if there was going to be some pushback.
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    See Everyone With Compassion

    See Everyone With Compassion

    Compassion is the topic today. It's easy to be compassionate to those we love and who are kind and loving to us. Being compassionate to every living thing is a whole different challenge. If you can truly show compassion to everyone and everything, you will experience a life that largely includes peace and contentment.My aunt Vesta was a person in my life that seemed to show compassion to everyone. She absolutely loved children and was a teacher for many years. She lived near the gates of Western University, here in London, Ontario and she took in university students year after year and kept in touch with many of them who became authors, scientists, doctors and professors. She worked in First Nations communities and always loved talking about the people in her life.
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    When Aunt Vesta came to visit, one of the first things she would say is, ‘Tell me about you?’. I would ask her questions and hope that she would play the piano … she would always turn the conversation back on the person she was talking to. She had a lot to share, but she wanted to know what was happening in the lives of others.Someone else who seemed to live a beautiful and selfless life, showing a huge amount of compassion to others, is Thich Nhat Hahn, author of over 130 books.
    Thich Nhat Hahn
    Thich Nhat Hahn has written many poems and offered much advice on how to show compassion to others. Here’s a quote by Thich Nhat Hahn: “To love, we need to open our heart and release our preconceived notions about other people. We cannot judge by appearances or assumptions of what they might do.”
    Thich Nhat Hahn's words ring true because compassion can be a difficult thing to cultivate when you have few in your life who are kind and loving. It's easy to show compassion for those we love, but it takes more effort to show compassion for everyone. Today, I’m going to talk about how Thich Nhat Hahn has shown compassion for others and how you can apply his teachings in your own life.In case you don’t know who Thich Nhat Hahn is, he’s is a world renowned Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist.
    Apostle Of Peace And Nonviolence
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called him “an Apostle of peace and nonviolence” when nominating him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Exiled from his native Vietnam for almost four decades, Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer bringing Buddhism and mindfulness to the West, and establishing an engaged Buddhist community for the 21st Century.
    In 1982, Thich Nhat Hahn moved to a site in the south west of France, that became known as “Plum Village.”
    Under Thich Nhat Hanh’s spiritual leadership, Plum Village grew from a small rural farmstead to what is now a large and active Buddhist monastery, with over 200 resident monastics and over 10,000 visitors every year, who come from around the world to learn “the art of mindful living.”
    In the last twenty years over 100,000 people have made a commitment to follow Thich Nhat Hanh’s modernized code of universal global ethics in their daily life, known as “The Five Mindfulness Trainings.”
    Wake Up
    Thich Nhat Hanh also founded the “Wake Up” website, a worldwide movement of thousands of young people training in the practices of mindful living, and through this program, thousands of teachers have been taught to teach mindfulness in schools in Europe, America, and Asia.
    In 2014, just after his 88th birthday, Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a severe stroke. Four years later, in November 2018, he returned to Vietnam to live out his remaining days. Nhất Hạnh has published over 130 books, including more than 100 in English, which have sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
    Thich Nhat Hanh is often referenced by guests on Mindfulness Mode and his wisdom is cherished by most of the people I know

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    Use Mindfulness To Reach Mompreneurship; Vidya Ravi

    Use Mindfulness To Reach Mompreneurship; Vidya Ravi

    Vidya Ravi is a mompreneur who became a highly sought after Facebook advertising expert, making her way in the competitive marketing field by being a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is, results driven power house. She has scaled multiple businesses to 6 and 7 figures with amazing ads strategy and customer-first marketing. With close rates of up to 80% on cold audiences and ROIs up to 42x for clients, their Facebook ads agency is one of the best in the industry. Vidya is not only passionate geeking out on all things Facebook ads and marketing, in her spare time she’s an avid reader, a die hard Harry Potter and Avengers fan, enjoys exploring new and exotic places with her husband and son, and spending time with her extended family.
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    Website: www.StorybirdAds.com
    Most Influential Person
    My son
    Effect on Emotions
    I know when I'm going to be so sad. There are times when I cry like a big release on automatic mode. That's how I express my emotions. Nobody knows why I'm crying, I don't even know why I'm crying. It's just too much stress. But after I became a vat, I handle it differently. I know why I'm crying. I know why I feel like crying. I can actually go into the depths more easily now.
    Thoughts on Breathing
    I've tried different forms of meditations. The best kind of meditation for me is to just sit in silence and let everything flow. That's the only thing that has worked for me so far.
    Suggested Resources
    Book: I don't read things in a book about mindfulness.
    App: I have tried apps but I always go to pen and paper. I just stay in a play where I can let my thoughts flow.
    What Has Your Son Taught You About Mindfulness
    My son has taught us how to live. Even if I offer him the best thing in the world, he will say, that is enough for me. That's something that I first saw in him as a child.
    If I said, do you want another ice-cream, he would say, no, I think I've had enough. That's not something a child says. When I say, I don't think ice-cream is good for you at this time, he would say, that's ok, mom. He's six years old.
    Even when he was 3 or 4 years old, if I said you have to eat carrots, he would say, don't give me a raw carrot and ask me to eat that, give me a carrot that I can actually enjoy. He will say, I don't like that vegetable, so make it differently and then I will eat it.
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    • 39 min
    Nurture Your Soul With Creativity

    Nurture Your Soul With Creativity

    Nurture Your Soul With Creativity is the topic of today’s show. Think back to the happiest times of your life. Does there seem to be any connection for you between your most creative times and your happiest times? For me, as a musician, I’ve had some of the happiest times of my life creating music, or teaching music to others and helping them learn to be creative.I personally think that meditation can help you become more creative. I recently interviewed Tom Cronin – he’s passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives. We didn’t talk specifically about creativity, but I know Tom is high on the creative scale.Tom Cronin is the founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness, daily. Tom has written a number of books, including his recent publication, The Portal: How Meditation Can Save The World. Saving the world requires us as humans to be more creative than we’ve been in the past. I published Tom's episode a few days ago and you can hear it at www.mindfulnessmode.com/653. It’s called, “How Meditation Can Save The World”.
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    I’ve done some research on this topic of creativity and I’ve come up with five conclusions I’d like to talk about today. I’m curious to hear what you think about creativity. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.comHere are five ways creativity can improve our lives:
    1/ Creativity Helps You Solve Problems
    Creativity is a skill that can be learned. You don't need to be an artist or musician to be creative, you can use your creativity in everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning, gardening, or organizing.
    Use Osborn’s Creative Problem Solving technique with brainstorming in between the steps as follows:
    Clarify and identify the problem – Pretend that the problem is not that important
    Research the problem
    Formulate creative challenges
    Generate ideas
    Combine and evaluate the ideas
    Draw up an action plan
    Do it! (implement the ideas)
    Complex problem solving requires some step-by-step action. You have to think about it and use your knowledge and experience to come up with solutions.
    Your work experience can help you a lot and the knowledge you have gained in your education. From there, bring your emotion into play by allowing your mind to go to a story or incident that happened in your life where your emotions were triggered. Allow yourself to use empathy and imagination as you relax and let your mind go wherever it chooses.
    A formula you might want to use would be: imagination + creativity + empathy + innovation = Problem Solving
    2/ Creative People Are More Successful
    Look around you. Think of the people you know. Do the more creative people seem to be more successful in your circles? Well, in my opinion, creative peioke tend to be more passionate about their work and I think that leads to more discoveries, more advancement, and more great relationships at work.
    Creative ppl tend to ask the question ‘What if” frequently, allowing their mind to explore possibilities. From what I’ve read about Elon Musk, I think he used his ‘what if’ mentality to ask himself what would happen if he created a company that would make commercial space flight possible? His companies are built around what could happen if creativity was the key factor.
    Creativity reminds me of a quote by Pablo Picasso. He’s known for saying, “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”.
    It’s important for adults to continue to massage their creativity so we don’t become too left brain dependent and forget about the thrill we get from life when we allow our creativity to play an active role.
    3/ Creative People Have Better Relationships
    Creative people have better relationships for several reasons. For one, they are often more

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    How Meditation Can Save The World; Tom Cronin

    How Meditation Can Save The World; Tom Cronin

    Tom Cronin is passionate about reducing stress and chaos in people’s lives. A former finance expert with a longstanding successful track record in business as well as meditation, Tom is the founder of The Stillness Project, a global movement to inspire one billion people to sit in stillness, daily. Tom has written a number of books, including his recent publication, The Portal: How Meditation Can Save The World. Tom Cronin’s ongoing work in transformational leadership and cultivating inner peace through meditation takes him around the world presenting keynote talks in such countries as Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico and the USA.
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    Website: www.EnterThePortal.com
    Book: The Portal: How Meditation Can Save The World by Tom Cronin
    Most Influential Person
    Thom Knoles, Meditation Teacher
    Effect on Emotions
     Regarding my emotions, being able to watch them and ask me, is this the vibration I want to be emanating out into the world, and then to work on transcending that emotion and being in peace.
    Thoughts on Breathing
    Breathing is like this song, Chariots of Breath, that friends of mine wrote. Breathing becomes this supporting device to instil calmness.
    Suggested Resources
    Book: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    Book: The Portal: How Meditation Can Save The World by Tom Cronin
    App: Enter The Portal
    Documentary Film Coming May 14, 2021
    Bullying Story
    I think we're all bullies or being bullied sometime in our life in some way. Maybe as a dad at some point I may have been a bully. Maybe as a husband I may have been a bully.
    I remember when I was in High School, I was quite an insecure kid at times and then very brash and confident at other times. I've certainly been on the receiving end of old boys school type of criticism.
    One thing about bullying I've learned from a mindfulness perspective is that it's always from a lack of identity and a lack of connection to oneself.
    It's always coming from an egoic structure that is afraid, but also needing to be seen in a way that is superior. These days I have the ability to see through that veneer of what's driving the bullying and to look at the underlying true nature of that person and not see the bully but see the beauty of that being.
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    • 40 min
    Mindfulness, Memory, and Moodiness

    Mindfulness, Memory, and Moodiness

    Mindfulness, Memory, and Moodiness is the topic of today’s show. Have you noticed that people you interact with lately are more moody than you remember? Does it seem like there are more people you’re exposed to who are experiencing depression, discouragement, a lot of feelings of negativity? How about you? Do you seem to be having more down days – you know, days when you just feel like your inner bully is winning?
    Well, I talk about that inner bully quite a bit and the reason is because those negative self-voices play a big role in a lot of peoples’ lives. Mine included.
    This is the perfect day to talk about moodiness, your inner bully, and how that self-talk is related to mindfulness.
    Well, it is. Mindfulness is all about how we think. Yes, thinking in the present is mindfulness, but there’s so much more to it than that..
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    Many of our thoughts are connected to our memory. Every time we decide to do something, we depend on our memory to know how to do it. We depend on our memory to know whether we’ve just brushed our teeth, or whether we were about to start.
    You might not have thought about it before, but our memory has a lot to do with how we see ourselves, how we define ourselves as a person.
    A lot of the ideas I’m sharing with you today are from Lisa Genova who is a neuroscientist and has written a book called, “Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting”.
    A lot of the time, we tie our well-being to memory. We think our brain is healthy and thriving if our memory is sharp and the opposite is true. If we feel like we’re forgetting things, we start to wonder about our brain health and even our mental health.
    Yesterday morning I got dressed, came downstairs and was about to get in my car to drive to my studio and I realized I didn’t have my wallet. “Where on earth could it be”, I wondered. The crazy think was, I knew I’d had it a few minutes before that because I remembered dropping it on the floor. Some credit cards and id fell out on the carpet and my memory was crystal clear … I knew I bent over and picked them up and put them back in my wallet.
    But now my wallet was missing and I’d already searched the kitchen, all my pockets, I’d gone back upstairs twice, and still no wallet.
    There are times when I would have thought to myself, “I must be brain–dead, or am I losing my memory? This time I just kept looking. I went back upstairs with my son and we both looked. Suddenly I spotted it sitting on a brown footstool where I absolutely never leave my wallet. I realized I must have set it there without thinking as I grabbed some books to carry downstairs.
    That’s when I started to wonder if the pandemic is affecting my brain. According to Lisa Genova, the answer is definitely yes.
    There are two main reasons why the pandemic is messing with our memory. The first reason has to do with the way our brains are wired and the second reason is related to stress and how our brains deal with stress.
    1/ How Our Brains Are Designed
    The first reason has to do with how our brains are designed to remember things. When we remember what is meaningful, our brains go to “what is new? What is emotional? We don't remember the same old habitual routines. So this is why you might remember your first date, but not your 10th.
    I don't remember the details of brushing my teeth this morning or taking a shower. It's the routine things we don't remember. And so here we are in a pandemic, and many of us are confined to our homes, we’re going out way less. We’re not able to go to concerts and plays and movies and dinners and parties like we did pre-pandemic. Those are the sorts of things that make memories and that, for many of us, give us a ZEST for life.
    We get excited as we look forward to these more exciting events, we

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Chloe Thomas eCommerce ,

Every angle covered

Great show that covers every possible angle on mindfulness, perfect for keeping you on track.

Tom - TBT ,

Making a difference!

The Mindfulness Mode Podcast.... superbly produced, great host he knows all about mindfulness… such a great podcast a MUST LISTEN for all aspiring Mindfulness listeners!

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Mindfulness Galore

Really enjoyed your interview with Pat Flynn. Started using Calm app for medidation now. Thank you for being mindful;)

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