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We cannot wait to have you listen in with Tricia Reilly Koch and Doro Bush Koch. Health Gig is a free-form conversation between leaders, writers and experts about health and wellness. You can expect insightful conversations about health and wellness, as well as stories about the personal and professional journeys our guests have taken. This podcast brings engaging conversations in health and wellness to audiences around the world. Listen and find out why so many people are igniting their lives through mind, body and spirit with Health Gig.

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We cannot wait to have you listen in with Tricia Reilly Koch and Doro Bush Koch. Health Gig is a free-form conversation between leaders, writers and experts about health and wellness. You can expect insightful conversations about health and wellness, as well as stories about the personal and professional journeys our guests have taken. This podcast brings engaging conversations in health and wellness to audiences around the world. Listen and find out why so many people are igniting their lives through mind, body and spirit with Health Gig.

    63. Keith Mitchell - How Much Greatness Can We Put Into the World? - The Mindfulness Playbook

    63. Keith Mitchell - How Much Greatness Can We Put Into the World? - The Mindfulness Playbook

    Keith Mitchell is a former all pro NFL linebacker who early in his career suffered an injury on the field that left him partially paralyzed with his career, body and identity destroyed and doctors unable to help him.
    Keith lost his sense of identity and suffered from depression and even suicidal thoughts. A nurse recommended that Keith try controlled breathing, which eventually led him to meditation and yoga. Today, Keith is a master certified yoga instructor who through his Light It Up charity foundation is bringing yoga and mindfulness meditation to children, vets, first responders, former NFL players and other trauma survivors.
    In this inspiring podcast, you will learn how breath supports our internal organs and how to use it to manifest love and direction in your life. Keith shares why keeping your identity fluid is critical and why he is so focused on being more human. 
    Mitchell’s life’s mission is to see how much greatness we can put into the world. He explains, “We can't eat money. We can't connect to money, but we can connect to people. We can build a community of people, of conscious thinkers. We can take problems that are happening in our world and we can create a collective and solve them.”
    Love, specifically self-love, Mitchell explains, naturally goes into other people. What does a fully loved you look like? His new book, The Mindfulness Playbook, explains more and will help you turn your world into a playground. 
    More From Keith Mitchell
    Website  www.keithmitchell59.com
     

    • 27 min
    62. Ryan Zimmerman – A Day In The Life of A Baseball Hero - Washington Nationals

    62. Ryan Zimmerman – A Day In The Life of A Baseball Hero - Washington Nationals

    Ryan Zimmerman, who is nicknamed "Mr. National," has been breaking records and playing professional baseball for the Washington Nationals for fifteen years. Last year, Zimmerman helped lead the team to their first ever World Series win and is truly a hometown hero. 
    In this interview Ryan tells us about growing up with athletic parents who pushed him to constantly play outdoors. As a teenager, he found himself learning to cook and help around the house, as his mother was diagnosed with M.S. and confined to a wheelchair.  
    Now, with his own experience as a parent under his belt, he explains that good parenting is really about good listening and showing up daily for your kids in thick and thin. He hopes to show his children that baseball is a great sport because it teaches you that life is not perfect (even though Instagram and Facebook make it seem like that). Failure is an opportunity, he explains.  
    Listen in to learn what a day in the life of a major league baseball hero feels like and why luck happens to those who get out of the backseat, stop blaming people and simply prepare for upcoming opportunities in life. 
    Visit his foundation website to learn more. 

    • 33 min
    61. Vinny Ferraro - Is Your Nervous System Hijacking your Life? - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Expert

    61. Vinny Ferraro - Is Your Nervous System Hijacking your Life? - Mindfulness & Self Compassion Expert

    Vinny Ferraro has been a practitioner of insight meditation (vipassanā) since the mid 90’s and he is the co-founder of the Dharma Punxs. He's been the guiding teacher of Sangha in San Francisco for 15 years. He is also a nationally recognized leader in designing and implementing interventions for at-risk adolescents and is a senior trainer for Mindful Schools. 
    Ferraro explains that our nervous system is trying to protect us from danger and it often becomes hyper vigilant. This can make us very uncomfortable in our experience. It can also cause us to check out - run through addiction, relationships, food and a thousand other things. Your mind can literally hijack your life.  
    Ferraro explains that mindfulness is almost a silver bullet because for most people it can put us back in relationship with ourselves and our bodies and direct our attention to a different dimension of our experience. Then we are freed up to place our attention on things we feel are worthy. Our awareness becomes almost a super power. 
    In this podcast, he also explains that self-compassion and letting go of the tyranny of perfection is critical. Life is not something you can do wrong. Once we're able to see obstacles as doorways, then we see that whatever we think was IN the way IS the way.  We can literally turn curses into blessings using the alchemy of presence. 
    More From Vinny Ferraro
    Official Website: https://vinnyferraro.org/

    • 27 min
    60. Dan Nevins - Can Three Yoga Lessons Change Your Life Forever?

    60. Dan Nevins - Can Three Yoga Lessons Change Your Life Forever?

    American veteran and highly decorated soldier Dan Nevins is a professional speaker who for over a decade has shared an inspirational message of leadership, perseverance, resilience and overcoming adversity with audiences around the globe. His work with professional and business communities enables his passion of sharing and teaching yoga to the world.
    At one time Dan was horrified to think that he would ever become a Yoga teacher, because the image he had of Yoga didn’t fit at all with the image he had for himself.  After having a life changing experience his third time on the mat, he began to realize that yoga and mindfulness meditation help people powerfully return to their bodies and heal themselves definitively from the inside out. He says that many people get disconnected from their body.  Yoga helps change the chemicals in the body and reconnect people with their personal power and each other. 
    Dan explains that for him Yoga is a petri dish for his life, teaching him how to slow down, connect, belong and push through all of his limitations. Now, he lives in creation of his life moment to moment rather than in reaction to his life. 
    Ironically self love has a boomerang effect.  Dan explains, “What happens if I'm kind to myself? I can actually demonstrate kindness for others much more easily. And what happens when I feel compassion for myself? Then I can find compassion for other people that I might not see eye to eye with.”
    Listen in to this powerful interview about how Yoga can transform our lives. 
    More From Dan Nevins
    Official Website: www.dannevins.com
    Warrior Spirit Retreat
    Linkedin @dannevins
    Twitter @dannevins 
    Facebook @WarriorSpiritRetreat @thedannevins
    YouTube @WoundedWarriorProject
    Instagram @dannevins @warriorspiritretreat

    • 41 min
    59. Our Community Gathering at Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande - Wellness Experience - Jan 27th-29th, 2020

    59. Our Community Gathering at Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande - Wellness Experience - Jan 27th-29th, 2020

    From January 27th-29th, 2020, we are hosting a three day Wellness Experience with the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande, Florida! We'll be doing cooking demonstrations, walking on the beach and yoga every morning. We're going to be learning from world class teachers on how to take better care of ourselves and more. It's going to be amazing. This is a community affair, and we want all in our community to know that they're welcome to join us. 
    Gasparilla Inn is known for its incredible chefs, and the island is a throwback in time where people abandon cars for bikes and golf carts. We will be sharing the experience with Matt Dawson, Keith Mitchell, Kristin Kirkpatrick, Mark Middleton, Dr. Tracy Freeman. Plus the hilarious Sweet Potato Queen, Jill Conner Brown, will be with us too. We will learn about laughter, and longevity growing bolder, not older at any age. 
    Wonder how to transform anxiety into peace? We will learn about food and mood and how they relate with one another. We will also learn the distinction between real food vs. food. Come down, get out of the cold, destress, boost your resilience, increase productivity and most importantly join our friends as we build community.

    • 9 min
    58. Dr. Brandon Nappi - Is Presence the Root of Your Healing & Freedom - Copper Beech Institute

    58. Dr. Brandon Nappi - Is Presence the Root of Your Healing & Freedom - Copper Beech Institute

    Dr. Brandon Nappi is a spiritual teacher, speaker and writer who passionately believes in the capacity of the human spirit to awaken. Inspired by the common wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions. He has dedicated his life's work to sharing the transformative power of mindfulness practice. He founded Copper Beach Institute in 2014 and is the institute's executive director.
    In this podcast you will learn about Dr. Nappi’s mission to bring more curiosity and meaning into the world. Curiosity was a special trait his earliest school teachers noticed about him. A turning point in his life was working as a janitor in a church in high school. He found a world there in the quiet stillness, and began to come alive.
    Today, he helps others find that world through mindfulness -- which can be done lying down, standing, walking, or sitting. He says this practice of staying present will in effect almost double your life. Recent study show that we spend more than 48% of our time distracted, unconsciously projecting into the past or present.
    Dr. Nappi naturally felt compassion for others but grew to use mindfulness to cultivate his own self compassion. This double synergy is powerful and without it is like breathing with one lung or flying with one wing.
    Mindfulness takes courage, but it transforms pain at the root, because pain that isn’t transformed is transferred. When we go through life we can be reactive but mindfulness helps us to look at our life with exceptional courage and compassion, allowing us to respond outside of our normal patterns.
    It is not enough to want to be kinder and more loving, we must practice our way into whole heartedness. People who visit the Copper Beech Institute often say their hearts have grown ten times. Often when people are not wiling to feel emotions that come with mindfulness we can live in denial and we can begin to self medicate with addiction, self medication, lashing out at others. If we don't take care of our pain, profound depression and anxiety that may seem to have no exact explanation, a kind of vague sense of unease.
    I'm fond of saying if you can feel everything and anything that a human being can feel, then you will be free. The purpose of our mindfulness practice is freedom, true freedom. And that freedom then makes joy and love and compassion really possible.
    Website www.copperbeechinstitute.org
    Live Stream Meditation - Mondays EST 12:30pm
    Facebook Copper Beach Institute, Dr. Brandon Nappi
    Twitter @CopperBeechCT
    Instagram @CopperBeachInstitute , @bnappi4

    • 33 min

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