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EP 14- Janet Fouts on Mindfulness for Burnout, Stress, Compulsive Behavior & More

I am pleased to bring to you the wonderful, Janet Fouts!

Janet is a Human Potential Facilitator, mindfulness-based emotional intelligence coach and trainer, she brings the tools of mindfulness, positive psychology and emotional intelligence together to help leaders and their teams realize their full potential.

She’s authored 7 books and hosts two podcasts. Mindful Social Business and Nearly Mindful.

In this episode we discuss the following topics:

-Janet’s definition of mindfulness
-An activity to demonstrate mindfulness
-The importance off “anchoring ourselves”
-Shifting to a nonjudgmental attitude
-Janet’s path to becoming an author and coach
-Significant shifts/transformations she has witnessed after teaching mindfulness
-Using mindfulness to improve feelings of procrastination, stress and burnout
-Using mindfulness to recognize compulsive behaviors as the first step to curbing them
-Strategies for managing social media consumption
-Riding the “crave wave” to manage addictive cravings (a mindfulness technique)
-Recognizing the ego
-Actionable tips for practicing mindfulness

Janet can be found on IG, FB and Twitter @jfouts. You may also find her on her websites: http://nearlymindful.com and
http://janetfouts.com

Please, check her out!

EP 13- A Mindful & Relaxing New Year’s Eve (Short ‘n’ Sweet)

Happy New Year’s Eve! I wanted to provide a calm, short and informative episode to help us all welcome in the new year. On this solo episode I discuss the following:

-Mindful methods that helped me get through 2020

-How to use our breath and senses to anchor us when feeling mentally or emotionally overwhelmed

-What it means to navigate stressors in a mindful fashion

I appreciate each and every one of you and I am so excited to move through 2021 with you!

EP 12- Michael Arterberry on Being the Driver of Your Own Car and Shaking the Dirt

On this episode I had the privilege of speaking with Michael Arterberry, Master Encourager, and Dynamic Motivational Speaker.

As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. For more than 25 years, he has been helping teens and adults to use what they have gone through as a catalyst for success rather than an obstacle for failure.

Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. He is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service.

In 2008, Michael founded Youth Voices Center, Inc. a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society by overcoming their obstacles, their history, stereotypes and even their own self-image and limiting beliefs.

Join us as we discuss what it means to regain control of your beliefs and behaviors, as well as use adversity to fuel our motivation.

“Be encouraged!”
-Michael Arterberry

Enjoy!

Ep 10- The Power of Self-Care, Featuring Erika Cadenas, LMFT

Hi! In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing my dear friend, Erika Cadenas, licensed marriage and family therapist. She brings us 7 self-care tips to help us boost and maintain a balanced mind, body and soul as we continue to navigate through these difficult times during the pandemic. This episode covers the following:

-Creating structure and a routine
-Getting plenty of sleep
-Staying connected to sources of support
-Disengaging from social media
-Practicing positive affirmations
-Practicing mindfulness
-Practicing empathy and kindness with self

Erika Cadenas can be reached via erikacadenaslmft.com and through IG @erikacadenaslmft. Please feel free to reach out to her or myself with any questions. And we are both accepting new therapy clients! 🙂

EP 9- A Perspective on Imposter Syndrome

In this episode I discuss the following:

-A brief description on what Imposter Syndrome is

-My perspective on this syndrome from a cognitive behavioral and schema therapy framework

-Educational information on ways to move THROUGH the thoughts and feelings associated with imposter syndrome

-How to “build the faith” in your capabilities, competencies, skills and overall worth

For anyone who listens to this, know that I appreciate you SO much.

Dr. L

EP 7- A Guide to Moving Fear Energy

If you struggle with feeling fearful, anxious or nervous, this episode is for you. This is a short, to-the-point guide on how to ground yourself, shift your mind and what to do with the uncomfortable energy fear creates. More specifically, this episode covers the following:
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-My clinical/professional perspective on what FEAR is ⁣⁣
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-How fear becomes ANXIETY ⁣⁣
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-How to quickly ground yourself and gently move to a “REST” state ⁣⁣
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-How to reframe the thoughts which fuel FEAR ENERGY

-How to burn and MOVE fear energy
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Let me know what you found helpful from the episode on my IG or FB @drcecilialopez, and please share!

EP 6- Stress vs. Anxiety

This episode covers the following:

-The difference between stress and anxiety

-Controlling responses to stressors with mindfulness

-Controlling responses to stressors with thought reframing

-Examples of acceptance versus thought reframing and why these are helpful

*Bonus Episode* A Guided Paired Progressive Muscle Relaxation

This is a bonus episode that is unlike my other episodes, in that I am not providing much info on a topic, and instead I am guiding you through a paired progressive muscle relaxation.

To skip the intro, fast forward to 5:25.

You may do this exercise when feeling anxious, panicked, angry, irritable, agitated, overwhelmed, stressed, tense, or are struggling with an overactive mind or falling asleep

This exercise focuses on reducing cortisol (our stress hormone) and activating the parasympathetic system (our “rest and digest” state).

Enjoy!

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