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Well this takes everything to a whole new level! I have always loved music, but just as entertainment.

Bill Protzmann is a world famous thought leader in using music as therapy. His ideas are simple, powerful, easy to understand, and quick to implement. I interviewed Bill and came away with MANY great ideas to use music more purposefully as both enjoyment and as a means of self care.

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In episode 112 of this show, I interviewed Lisa Balash, the Kettlebell Bombshell, and I was inspired to try working out from home. That was six months ago, and little did I know that a few months later the world would be locked down and I wouldn’t be able to hit the gym.

My timing couldn’t have been better. And since making the switch, I have learned a lot, and want to share my best nuggets with you. So I used “the google,” did some informal polls of customers, and advice from some certified fitness coaches in my orbit and identified the 7 major problems people have when they start a home workout plan, and what you can do to make sure your plan works for you, is fun and enjoyable, and helps you achieve your goals!

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Welcome to Meditation 101: A Beginners Guide to Mindfulness, with Zen Master Lon Young.

Lon Young is a writer and educator and co-founder of Awakening Valley Sangha. He is an ordained Zen Buddhist, as well as a devout Christian. Lon and his wife and their five children lived in India helping leprosy-affected communities and coordinating international humanitarian volunteer efforts.

He holds degrees in Music, Creative Writing, and Literature and has been teaching in public schools for over two decades. His poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in several literary journals.

And… he is a great meditation teacher and practitioner!

Here are the questions I asked Lon, and his answers. You can also listen in on the interview I conducted here:

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Fasting is an ancient tradition that has gained traction in the health world recently.

In this post I explore how the spiritual and physical traditions of fasting can converge. How fasting for health can also add meaning to your life, and how spiritual fasting can improve your health.

Don’t like to fast? This post can help! Feel yucky when fasting? Been there. Have some solutions.

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Whether you are new to fitness, coming back from an exercise hiatus or looking to take your fitness to the next level, Nikki Ray has some great ideas to help you reach your goals. From pantry makeovers, to choosing a functional, fun workout program, this episode will help you up your game and get more fit.

Nikki Ray is a Fitness & Nutrition Coach whose main focus is on strength & conditioning training and weight loss. After a 15-year career as a corporate lawyer, Nikki decided to pursue her passion for fitness and got certified as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She also got Muay Thai and High Performance Training in Thailand.

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