Mindfulness Mode | Interviews & Mindful Tips with Bruce Langford
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Increase your calm, focus and happiness so you can be more relaxed, contented and satisfied with your life. For business, entrepreneurs, educators, parents. Hosted by Bruce Langford.
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219 Get Unstuck; Learn How From Shira Taylor Gura
4 days ago
Shira Taylor Gura is an expert at helping people get unstuck. She’s a well-being coach and author of ‘Getting unSTUCK - Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being’ and she believes fear and desire are huge factors causing people to feel stuck. Trained in Psychology and Occupational Therapy, Shira uses what she’s learned in those areas and through personal experiences to help others. She is a firm believer that it’s important to learn to give your brain a break and she helps others through her blog, keynote speaking and on-line course. Shira lives with her husband and four children in a small community in Israel.
Shira's Book: Getting unSTUCK: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being
Most Influential Person
My two Aunts who practice mindfulness.
Effect on Emotions
I don't think mindfulness has affected my emotions at all.
I think my emotions are my emotions and they're going to always be my emotions. I'm going to always be completely full of emotions till I die. I think what mindfulness has done is learn how to react to my emotions; how to allow myself to feel my emotions instead of run away from them and trying to resist them and cover them up.
This practice has helped me to say it's okay to be emotional.
You have emotions, then feel your emotions, you're human.
Now take responsibility and see how you're going to be in the world with those emotions.
Thoughts on Breathing
Breathing is the anchor to be present. When I'm teaching a yoga class, I encourage my students to make their breath audible. When they hear their breath, it's a reminder to come back.
That's basically what the whole practice of mindfulness is. It's constantly coming back to this moment.
If we're living in the past; if we're living in the future, we're not being mindful.
The breath is an awesome tool that you carry around with you; it's directly under your nose. You can use it anywhere. Nobody knows that you're using it and it anchors you into this moment.
Book: Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
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