63 episodes

Mettle is a thing we all have inside of us, it's our capacity. This podcast brings guests from all over the world sharing their perspective's, stories, and truth. I share my own voice on my Monday Morning Musing series titled M.M. Did you enjoy the episode, have ideas for the podcast? Reach me at heathermiller@mettlebrain.com

Mettle Brain Heather Brockbank Miller

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Mettle is a thing we all have inside of us, it's our capacity. This podcast brings guests from all over the world sharing their perspective's, stories, and truth. I share my own voice on my Monday Morning Musing series titled M.M. Did you enjoy the episode, have ideas for the podcast? Reach me at heathermiller@mettlebrain.com

    Episode 71: Shutting Down the Default Mode Network

    Episode 71: Shutting Down the Default Mode Network

    Today's guest is Sarah Jenan. In this conversation we discuss mantra, specifically her experience with the Japji Sahib. 
    Sarah also shares her experience with kundalini yoga.
    Sarah discusses her beautiful thoughts on mantra and the ability it brings to shut down the mind's default mode network.  We discuss what she believes happens to the brain subconsciously when  it has mantra, meaning mind wave.
    I specifically loved hearing about Sarah's experience of practicing this kind of mindfulness. 
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    • 42 min
    M.M. Episode 70 The Fish Bowl

    M.M. Episode 70 The Fish Bowl

    Today's episode is a short Monday Morning Musing. This is coming to you on the cusp of Thanksgiving. I give you this small labor of love this Thanksgiving holiday. I value the ideas in this so much and wanted to share them with you. I share an experience involving a broken fish bowl and some moving moments that happened in response. Thank you for listening! 
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    • 11 min
    Episode 69: M.M. The Resilience of Hans Christian Andersen

    Episode 69: M.M. The Resilience of Hans Christian Andersen

    Today's episode is a Monday Morning Musing with me, Heather Brockbank Miller. This is a short 10 minute episode on Hans Christian Andersen's rough beginnings. Did you know Hans Christian Andersen had four failed career attempts, and a horrible experience in school? These included: three failed apprenticeships, a dead end in the theater, and a very rough experience in school owing to the fact that he had a cruel and disparaging teacher. He experienced a deep depression, and almost gave up on writing! In this musing I recommend a few short stories of his like "The Tallow Candle", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", and "The Little Mermaid." I pose a few questions to you listener that will hopefully inspire you to read Hans Christian Andersen and keep trying in all aspects of your life despite any failures. If Hans can do it, so can you! 
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    • 9 min
    Episode 66: Wisdom from The Henry Miller Memorial Library

    Episode 66: Wisdom from The Henry Miller Memorial Library

    Magnus Toren is the Director of the Henry Miller Memorial Library, which is tucked away in a spectacular redwood grove in Big Sur, California.  Born in Sweden, we discuss a few highlights of Magnus's journey through life, including leaving Sweden for an epic seven years of sailing around the world. Magnus opens up about and what he's learned from nearly 30 years running the library and meeting people from all around the world. He shares a few book recommendations and what values has served him finding his way through love and life.  Wow, did he have an answer! Don't miss it! This episode is just over 33 minutes for your easy listening pleasure. 
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    • 35 min
    Episode 65: M.M. Cleaning the Doors of Perception

    Episode 65: M.M. Cleaning the Doors of Perception

    In this episode I share my experience trekking in the Himalayas with my family and muse on this quote from William Blake: “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things tho’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”    –William Blake.  Through the course of writing this episode I searched for answers to this question: how do we cleanse our doors? I share what I have gathered in this  Monday Morning Musing.  Please feel free to share your experience cleansing your doors of perception at heathermiller@metttlebrain.com. I am considering doing a follow up interview in a few months sharing listener's results. 
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    • 28 min
    Episode 64: The Sound Conversation

    Episode 64: The Sound Conversation

    Today's episode is with Chris Blum creator of the podcast, Spirited Soul.  Chris shares sound baths on her podcast that she records in her home, episodes range anywhere from 10-30 minutes.  Chris started the podcast when she could no longer give her sound baths baths in-studio due to the pandemic.  I sat down wanting to learn more about sound waves, and what is happening to your body during a sound bath? In this episode we discuss how sound rebalances the brain and what happens as sound is carried from the bowls and into your body. Chris explains why many feel initially uncomfortable in sound baths. Chris shares her journey becoming a sound practitioner and the huge breakthrough she had quieting her mind. Chris answers the signature questions of this podcast: what has seen you through hard times, and my favorite, what do you love about yourself? 
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Matthew Januszek ,

EXCELLENT!!

Highly recommended.

Jesswood85 ,

Love the learning!

I love learning together with Heather! Each episode has been rewarding and worth the listen. I enjoyed the safe room interview and because of her interview with Summer, my kids art supplies are out of the closet, out of the drawers and within reach for their creativity pleasure!

TannerB712 ,

Insightful yet easy listening

Mettle Brain provides easy listening while being incredibly insightful. I love Heather’s ability to take a topic in so many different directions. A very selfless interviewer. Good stuff for sure.

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