The struggle is real for work/life balance in the digital world. Each week, join Lisa Buyer, entrepreneur and author of Social PR Secrets and Digital Detox Secrets, as she interviews guests who are managing their own entrepreneurial digital detox and how create space for health, happiness and success. If you are an entrepreneur, a struggling parent, intrepreneur, a student, a teacher a marketers or just want to hear some secrets to creating some mindfulness and awareness, this podcast is for you.
Pascale Dube Tells Parents of Teens: Trust is Most Important Currency
Little did Pascale Dube know that a destructive experience from childhood would lead her to become a masterful resource in parent-teen communication.
Unwavering parents. Her sister’s brain tumor diagnosis. A narcissistic boss. This triple threat of hardships, and a culmination of learned lessons, compelled Communications Specialist Pascale Dube to shift her career path. Instead of hosting corporate training programs and executive “therapy,” she now coaches communication skills to parents with teenagers.
Parent Lead Coaching helps parents invest in the depth of communication. By targeting one of the hardest jobs in the world and an untapped niche market, Pascale coaches parents to become the leaders their teenagers desperately need.
Parenting is a never-ending job. It’s full of opportunity and learning experiences, regardless of whether your kids are transitioning into teenhood or married with babies.
In this episode of Lisa Buyer’s Digital Detox Secrets podcast, parents will learn Pascale Dube’s 5 Pillars of Good Communication, the most important currency between you and your teen, and the best ways to protect them from social media’s toxic traits.
Parent Coach: Thriving in the Face of Conflict is Pascale Dube’s Speciality
At just ten years old, Pascale landed her very first client as a Communications Specialist: her family of five. She initially acted as a buffer for her parents, who always struggled to find common ground. Her services later excelled when her older sister, who was only 16 at the time, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Unlike her 14-year-old sister, who suffered amid chaos, Pascale thrived when faced with conflict. And once she realized her passion for smoothing things over, she officially assumed the role of a family mediator.
After spending more than two decades dissecting and improving how business people communicate and understand each other, Pascale ditched the corporate approach and developed a more personal method to coaching and leadership: serving families.
All Bonds are Built on Trust
“Trust is the Most Important Currency Between You and Your Teenager.” -Pascale Dube
Trust is at the core of every relationship. It’s valued between intimate partners, in businesses, and within families. And when trust is broken, it’s a million times harder to rebuild that foundation than it was to establish it in the first place.
Teenagers tend to rebel, slink around the truth, and sneak around, so the trust between you and your child likely is, to some degree, under fire. As a parent, putting faith in the choices your kid makes is brutal. But it’s important to remember that your children tend to mirror your behavior and actions. Seeing how you handle conflict and your emotions as well as whether you take responsibility for your mistakes will help them to understand how to properly navigate life and communicate with others.
So how do you make trust a priority in effectively communicating with your teen? Pascale’s 5 Pillars of Good Communication show you how to establish, maintain, and rebuild the bond between you and your child!
The 5 Pillars of Good Communication
Pascale says that human interaction is not rocket science, but the reason so many people have trouble communicating is they focus too much on themselves and not enough on others. No more struggling to understand your teenager. It’s time to approach your issues head-on with these 5 pillars:
Control Your Controllables: Managing your emotional state will allow you to be present
Finding Clarity in Trauma with Gi Gi O’Brien
Best-selling author and happiness expert Gi Gi O’Brien shares how holding a knife to her throat may have left a memory but not a scar.
When hearing the words ‘genetic inheritance,’ you probably think about eye color, blood type, and health conditions. But did you know that trauma and memories can also be genetically passed down through DNA?
Living with unhealthy mental states like post-traumatic stress and anxieties can debilitate more lives than just your own. If left unaddressed, your response and the agonies you have experienced can cut deep into the mental wellness of your future lineage.
Meditation and gratitude are more than just buzzwords. They can work the as incredible body and brain detoxifications. But until experiencing the desperation, isolation, and fear that comes with trauma, it may be hard to recognize or understand its wonderful workings… until now!
In the latest episode of Lisa Buyer’s Digital Detox Secrets, author, social entrepreneur, and founder of the Global Intelligence Initiative (gii) Gi Gi O’Brien shares her mindful mission: to positively impact and guide one million people to reach a happier, healthier, and high-performing life. She also describes how to enhance your entrepreneurial personality, the launch of her new book, The Intelligence of Happiness: How to Thrive Using Authenticity, Self-Alignment, and Simple Neuropsychology, and the connection between science and spirituality.
Gi Gi O’Brien: Supported by Meditation and the Occasional Single-Malt
Piloting you away from the danger zone and into a thriving, not surviving mindset, Gi Gi’s book uses a trifecta model of basic neuropsychology, neurobiology, and cosmology to transcend your pain and worst life moments into powerful assets.
Five days after handing in the final manuscript of her book, The Intelligence of Happiness, Gi Gi came face-to-face with a home intruder. The perpetrator held a knife to her throat and stabbed her partner inches away from his carotid artery and juggler.
She sees this event as the universe’s way of testing her neuropsychology capabilities. She had drawn from decades of her own crippling mental health issues like anxiety-inflicted tumors, a terrible relationship with failure, and a series of underlying traumas to write the book. But this life-threatening attack sparked a new realization: That you are never done tending to life’s torments, whether they are from the past or the present.
2,500 Minutes of Meditation in the Jungle
For 42 hours, over the course of 7 days, Gi Gi detoxed from all entities that she so often used to numb her mind, body, and spirit. She detached from technology and obligations, learned where trauma and pain are stored, and relaxed the pent-up tension to tap into a healthier version of her entrepreneurial self successfully.
Each enhancement is linked in one way or another. Techniques that she adopted into her everyday and business life included meditative breathing to instill concentration, honing in on stress level management, becoming more nonreactive, and overcoming fear in a heartbeat. By switc
Lisa Buyer on Entrepreneur Burnout, Quitting is the New Self Care and Connecting with Joy
If quitting is the new self-care, then Lisa Buyer’s entrepreneur burnout is the perfect example.
Creating space for positivity and deleting the negative energy is not an easy task. Living in the new normal, yoyo pandemic digital world of 24/7.
Yoga. Therapy. Wine. Nothing seemed to help Lisa Buyer regain power over her business and personal life. She knew that hitting the reset button was long overdue. But how and where to even begin? Well, here’s Digital Detox Secret #1: Admit that you are part of the problem and be open to change.
In this special solo episode of the Digital Detox Secrets podcast, Lisa Buyer opens up about her struggles with entrepreneurial burnout, where she sought relief, and how she shifted The Buyer Group Public Relations Agency into a non-client-based business model. Complete with PR courses, collaborations, coaching, and media, Lisa is on a mission to improve digital morale by educating and inspiring all brands.
#TheDumbestDecisionEver: Reinventing Your Business Based on Feelings and not Facts
July marks the first time in two decades that Lisa has no clients. After owning an agency for 20 years, it’s a giant leap of faith. While this new shift from consultancy to scaling an agency allowed her to cut ties with the negative and create space for the positive, the idea was initially pursued all the wrong reasons.
Lisa Buyer's 3 Digital Detox Secrets
Digital Detox Secret #1
Free yourself from making decisions for the benefit of others. In Lisa’s case, she wanted to create a legacy business for her children to take over one day eventually. This selfless mindset, while admirable, was #TheDumbestDecisionEver. Her kid’s interests and passions did not align with the entrepreneurial and digital PR world.
Digital Detox Secret #2
Digital boundaries are nonexistent. Similar to traditional news media, PR is neverending. There is always a hot story to write, a client to consult, and a deadline to meet. Lisa learned that caring about a project/campaign more than your client is a blaring red flag.
Digital Detox Secret #3
Client contracts and commitments mean zilch. Every entrepreneur has lost a client or two… even dozens along the way. Not every individual or company is going to mesh well with your PR approach, and unfortunately, that may be discovered much later than expected. There is no room for naivety when it comes to agencies serving clients. To be frank, Lisa Buyer says that this system is broken. Clients can take a pause or leave at any moment and without penalty, so it’s essential to account for such setbacks when establishing your client base and business model.
Entrepreneur Burnout Camp: 10 Days at Canyon Ranch
Fed up with toxic client drama and handling the front line of her agency, and after experiencing a glimpse of suicidal thoughts, Lisa knew it was time for her own digital detox; after all she wrote the book on it.
Hello Canyon Ranch! The integrative health
Art Therapy and Meditation: Whitney Freya's Digital Detox Practices
With just one brushstroke, you can paint away the digital toxicities that are clouding your world. Whitney Freya shares how to free your mind from limitations, release negative energy and embrace an artist mentality with Creatively Fit.
In this new episode of the Digital Detox Secrets Podcast, host Lisa Buyer sits down with bestselling author, modern-day mystic and Inspired Living expert Whitney Freya, where she shares how to use art as a therapeutic detox tool to awaken creativity and disrupt the digital.
The Creative Awakening
“Energy is the new resume.” --Whitney Freya
In 2010, a Nigerian woman named Vivian wrote an email to Whitney, describing the plight of women in Nigeria, their desire to be liberated and free and if Whitney had the tools to help them. At first, the answer was an absolute no. She doubted whether she was fit to coach these women. She wondered, “how can I certify someone when I am not even certified?” But something inside of Whitney urged her to wait 24 hours to respond. The next day, two people brought up Nigeria in conversation, sparking Whitney’s creative awakening. Two months later, Project Nigeria launched with 13 U.S. women and Vivian onboard.
The Art of Living An Inspired Life
Whitney and Lisa agree that one of the fantastic things about life is that we are not married to yesterday. Each day is a blank canvas and it’s up to us to guide the paintbrush. But how do we get to such a point of surety? Whitney Freya hosts various workshops and online courses that help you tap into your divine feminine energy.
From a 21-day painting meditation challenge to a Life Artist Master Class, Whitney uses her creative expertise to help you understand your creative superpowers.
The Program by Whiney Freya
Whitney’s Creatively Fit Coaching Certificate invites you to accept art into your life and enjoy its endless possibilities. Unlock the creative nature that lives and breathes inside of you with these four levels:
Level 1 Vision Quest: This is the “grounding” part of the creativity training, where you channel the four Earth Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Here, you will complete at least 15 different paintings, learn the technique that is at the foundation of everything Whitney teaches, explore the intuitive language of sacred symbols and master painting as energy work.
Level 2 The Super Soul Flow: This is the “charging” part of the creativity training, where painting and meditation converge in a magical union.
Level 3 Creative Biz Coaching: This 4-month workshop teaches you how to create a 3-part video teaching series to share with your world, teach an in-person Rise Above Painting Workshop (or in-person workshop of your choice) and combine the Creatively Fit Model with more traditional coaching.
Level 4 Creatives Making Money: Organized into 30 daily prompts about different business facets, this workshop allows you to clarify, organize, and launch your 3-part video series.
Heath Armstrong Gets Radical on Navigating Imposter Syndrome, Depressions and Digital Detox
If the future of productivity means investing in creativity, how do you create space and make time to access such a visionary superpower? Heath Armstrong shares intuitive self-affirmation exercises, healthy swaps for your brain and body and mindful ways to act without reacting to restore the inner artist within.
In this new episode of Lisa Buyer’s Digital Detox Secrets Podcast, Heath Armstrong, founder of Rage Create, gets candid on how hitting rock bottom led him to declutter the digital and reclaim his spot in the physical world.
Cleanse the Gremlins
After waking up face down in his garage with a bloody nose and to the nearby smell of his car engine running, Heath adopted a more natural lifestyle that soon evolved into an entrepreneurial breakthrough.
While navigating through depression and imposter syndrome, Heath sought purpose and clarity from hundreds of inspiring strangers. Their worldly wisdom and shared ideas became Heath’s recipe for creative motivation. His Sweet-Ass Journals, Affirmation Decks, and Never Stop Peaking podcast help to remind us that we are power-packed with magic.
Heath says that the best way to deal with life’s many gremlins is by learning how to react to them. Some helpful methods include taking action with affirmations, writing/drawing in journals, and befriending nature.
Lay the Groundwork for Digital Detox
“Going outside is a digital detox secret.” --Heath Armstrong
Nature is at the core of who we are, which is why Heath encourages us to connect with Earth’s elements.
Switch out your tap water for the ultimate mineral cocktail, complete with lemon and Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, or try to use them in moderation.
Place earthing mats under your bed to enhance sleep.
Read Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson
Live with Earth’s cycles by keeping potted plants in the house, standing in the grass barefoot, lighting a candle, and drinking 16 oz. of lukewarm water.
Go outside to reduce inflammation and stress levels.
No Such Thing as a Perfect Life
Living a seemingly perfect life does not mean that you will not experience depression, anxiety or sadness. And the same goes for living a seemingly hard life. The path to destruction or happiness is not linear. All we can do is learn from ourselves and others while trying to trudge past the layers of muck accumulated throughout the many lives that we live.
Heath’s good and bad days probably look different than yours, and his detox tips may not resonate with you. But if you lead with an open heart, you’ll end up discovering your own recipe for creative motivation, just as Heath did.
Megan Nolan on Yoga at My Desk
In front of the screen all day? Using the power of Facebook Groups, inspiring messages to her community and motivational offerings, Megan Nolan urges all to add this powerful action to the top of their mile-long checklist: MOVE! Applying warrior poses, breathing exercises and stretches into your daily work routine will not only improve your health but also elevate your business.
In Lisa Buyer’s newest episode of the Digital Detox Secrets Podcast, vitality coach and founder of Yoga at My Desk, Megan Nolan, shares how taking a yoga break in-between meetings will help you regain power over your body and career.
The Digital Detox Secret Ingredient to Helping You Thrive
The human body is not designed to be slouched over a keyboard for 40 hours a week. Think about your sit-to-stand ratio during a typical 9-to-5 workday. If you find yourself wincing just at the thought, then it’s time to prioritize wellness in the workplace.
With Yoga at My Desk, you will learn to calm that busy mind of yours, improve flexibility and strengthen your muscles. Implementing these workouts at 25- to 45- minutes intervals will lower your stress levels, minimize any body pain and spark creativity.
A Glimpse into Megan’s “Yoga at My Desk” Course
Lisa Buyer says that you are the entrepreneur of your own life. It is up to you whether to wake the warrior within and become the next-level version of yourself or not. With Megan’s meditative yoga practices, she makes it easy to take control and start moving. Launching this Fall is her 90-day Elevate experience; signup access is available now. But if you’re looking to start today, you can enjoy the Thrive in Five, an innovative series with 24/7 lifetime access to 5-minute workouts and yoga sessions that easily fit into your busy schedule!
Session #1 - Full Body Workout: Energize your whole body, strengthen your core and feel replenished with this full-body workout session.
Session #2 - Full Body Workout: Movement comes from all directions in this session, keeping you strong, fit and agile!
Session #3 - Sleeping Booty Wake Up: It may sound silly but sleeping booty is a modern-day reality that happens from too much sitting! Strengthen your glutes, legs and core with this booty-building session.
Session #4 - Energizing Yoga: This fun practice embodies confidence, power and balance through standing poses that help you feel centered and grounded.
Session #5 - Relaxing Yoga: Need a time out? This session is perfect to help you de-stress, unwinding any neck, shoulder and back tension!
Nurtured Mind + Nurtured Body = Successful Business
“(Yoga At My Desk) is a program that's specifically customized for entrepreneurs using the tools of yoga, meditation and brain science to really become the version of you that your business needs you to be.” --Megan Nolan
Three slow, steady and substantial breaths. That’s all it takes to shift into a calm state, which then signals to your body that the day is done. Megan says that entrepreneurs must be mindful of the energy and presence that they give off, for these components impact every ounce of life, from personal relationships to company sales.
Behind a business’s profit, success and celebrity is a driven person who used that passion to build the empire. Oftentimes, CEOs lose sight of the initial purpose and voice that once connected their brand to its audience. Instead of speaking directly to the public through press releases, social media and campaigns, they place such invaluable decisions into the hands of others, like their marketing department. This, unf
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