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Episode #088 - Beautifully Strong With Taylor Deeds

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Welcome to a special edition of the EnRich Your Soul podcast where I’m joined by my friend, fitness and yoga expert, Taylor Deeds.

A growing force of positive inner and outer beauty awareness here in Kansas City, Taylor is taking on health and wellness with a unique message: you can be beautifully strong. A trainer at the gorgeous Woodside Health & Tennis Club in Kansas City, Taylor engages her clients with the same energy and positivity that radiates from her social media posts.

Through her blog, social media presence, events and speaking, Taylor is working with women to reveal their inner strength, fall in love with their unique outer beauty and develop the tools to battle insecurities and social pressures that women face constantly when it comes to their looks.

In episode we discuss:

  • Taylor’s background (2:40)

  • Why women face so much pressure to look a certain way (8:52)

  • Misconceptions and social media traps (12:21)

  • How strength training makes you look and feel better (15:50)

  • The strength in accepting your body (20:22)

  • The power of positive self-talk (25:04)

  • The benefits of training for an experience vs. a number on a scale (30:33)

  • How to set the right positive mentality (34:09)

  • Taylor’s favorite self-care rituals (38:00)

Make sure you follow her on Instagram @iambeautifullystrong

Visit Taylor’s website for her blog, events and amazing content to help you on your way to being healthier inside and out.

beautifullystrong.org

Episode #061 - The Soulful Power of Yoga with Rebecca Padilla

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Rebecca Yoga

If you've never tried yoga, I adamantly challenge you to give it a try. The benefits from physical, mental and spiritual angles are immense and is well worth the time and effort.

But you don't have to just take my word for it, meet Rebecca Padilla, a rising yoga star in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I'm proud to call her a friend and she is truly an inspiration to anyone struggling with self-acceptance and vulnerability.

In this conversation with Rebecca, we dive into several topics related to her yoga practice and her journey to improve lives, minds, bodies and hearts with her infectious energy and talent.

Rebecca addresses the following issues in this podcast:

  • Her background and path to becoming a yogi (3:20)

  • Common misconceptions of yoga (8:40)

  • The unique energy that a yoga class provides (11:34)

  • The greatest lessons that one can learn from practicing yoga (14:48)

  • Her advice on building confidence (19:50)

  • Self love vs. self acceptance (22:18)

  • The mental and physical benefits of inner balance (28:34)

  • How yoga can benefit business professionals and leaders (31:17)

  • What she took away from "The Dare to Bare Challenge" (35:55)

  • How someone can properly "show up" in the world (40:51)

  • Teaching children self value (45:57)

  • Personal goals (48:38)

You can follow Rebecca on Instagram and learn more about her practice and join her on the journey to inner bliss.

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

Flower photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash

Episode #057 - Just Breathe

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Over $300 billion is spent every year in our country because people are too stressed out.

The mentality of extreme high performance, low life satisfaction and the pressure to be "on the grind 24/7" causes more problems than anything else in our day to day life.

In this episode, I will first debunk the "grind all the time" mentality. This is the type of mindset that will drive you into the ground if you're not taking proper care of yourself as well.

Second, I will give you several tips on how to implement intentional relaxation and recharging in your life. In just 20-30 minutes a day, I will help make you more productive and happy as you've ever been. And yes, you too have 20-30 minutes a day to do so.

Make sure you take a photo or video of how you're implementing intentional relaxation in your life and share it on Twitter or Instagram and tag me @richbracken1.

This podcast was created from some listener requests and questions. Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

Photo by Cody Black on Unsplash

Episode #042 - Own Your Om | The Immediate Benefits of Meditation

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With the hustle and bustle of your daily life, it's critical that you carve out time for self-care. One of the easiest and most effective things you can do is meditate.

While it's often seen as a religious act, meditation is nothing more than a focused practice of mindfulness and calm. Having practiced meditation for over 15 years, I can sense the times where I practice more regularly vs. not. The events in my life also skew more positive, rewarding and challenges seem less daunting.

Add in the fact that it's proven to benefit your health by reducing mortality by 50%, lowering your heart rate and reducing stress, there's no reason not to give it a shot.

In this episode I'll share how it's impacted my life and how I've helped hundreds of others realize the benefit of including 30 minutes of meditation a day into your life.

There are numerous apps that can also help you get started and stay consistent with your meditation including Calm, Headspace and Meditation Studio. 

I also discuss sharing my personal meditation playlist, which will be growing, so please follow it below.

Let me know how you're battling the same issues and know that you have tons of support. You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

Have an amazing day!

Episode #031 - Athena Laz

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It's always a joy to connect with someone who's got a positive attitude, inner strength and optimistic outlook on life. When you meet someone who's got all of this, and more, in tremendous abundance, it's a blessing.

Athena Laz is that person.

A licensed psychologist and author, Athena is the self help columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine where she helps readers overcome their inner doubts and look past the obstacles in life to the path ahead.

In our conversation, you will learn about Athena's background and how she became to be a psychologist. She also shares amazing wisdom on overcoming your inner self critic, how to balance your life and how to instantly reset your day when you feel it going off track.

This is one of my favorite conversations, podcast or not, that I've ever had. You will instantly feel empowered to take control of your life and enjoy the blissful ride that it is.

You can also learn more about Athena, as well as listen to her amazing audio course, at AthenaLaz.com

Be sure to also follow her on Instagram @athena_laz  and on Twitter at @athena_laz  

She also has some phenomenal interviews with some top thought leaders on her YouTube page

Enjoy and share with your world!