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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Dr. Krause is a doctor of naturopathic medicine, an acupuncturist and podcast host dedicated to empowering people to take charge of their own health. Her unique approach is simplifying natural medicine and healthy habit formation.

She believes that health starts with what we eat, how we move and how well we manage stress.

Read on as we discuss cutting edge ways to improve diet, reduce stress, and increase mobility in order to keep your best health for as long as possible.

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Is your exercise and fitness routine on auto-pilot? Not reaching your goals? Read on to learn how to train with a purpose to achieve deeper ideals of health, wellness and overall functionality.

Jonathan Simos is my guest, and talks about the holistic nature of exercise and how influential physical training can be.

Also, how to break down self imposed limitations and live up to your truest potential.

Jonathan is a Certified personal trainer with a certification in Applied Functional Science from the Gray institute with a performance enhancement and hybrid certification in progress. He has gained vast experience in the industry from working with various demographics throughout gyms in CA, to gaining experience hosting Camp gladiator outdoor bootcamps, working as an orange theory coach hosting interval, heart rate based training classes, and even obstacle course/ boot camp classes in functional facilities.

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Coach Dom Campbell is an experienced fitness and personal development coach, and he is noticing a lot of people fall short of their goals because of stress and burnout.

Listen in or read on as Dom walks us through some great ideas to help us be consistent and successful in a world of constant distraction and insane busy-ness!

Dom Campbell is a personal development & empowerment coach. He is a certified master health coach & life coach, who works with spirit inspired business people who are feeling stressed or burned out while trying to attain success, and helps them strike a balance to achieve authentic success with joy. He has helped countless people across the US, Canada, & Europe.

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How to Reduce Sugar Cravings

There are a handful of super humans on the planet who don’t crave sugar. If you’re not one of them, read on! Because most people DO crave sugar, and it’s a surprisingly difficult thing to overcome.

A high-sugar diet has been associated with many health conditions, from diabetes to heart disease and beyond. Reducing sugar from your diet will not only help you create a healthier lifestyle but can also help you shed the extra pounds you’ve packed on during the holiday season. Read below for more information about sugar cravings and how you can reduce them. 

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Thriving on Paleo! After suffering for years from numerous symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Celiac autoimmune diseases, Michele Spring used the Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Diet to put her diseases into remission and started feeling better in her 40’s than she did in her 20’s.

She’s now a Certified Health Coach and AIP Diet Coach, dedicated to helping you take the steps you need to feel relief from your own autoimmune disease symptoms through the Paleo and AIP diets. She blogs at Thriving On Paleo and has a Youtube channel that provides guidance, support, and inspiration to those using diet and lifestyle to feel better.

***Here’s Michelle’s video as she explains what autoimmune disease is and help you feel a bit better about this scary-sounding diagnosis***.

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Nadia Murdock is a nationally recognized fitness coach, published author and regular on-air fitness expert as seen on E! News, Fox, Today.com, SELF.com and Life & Style just to name a few. She is living proof that her “strong mind, strong body” method works. After changing her life via her own weight loss journey, she achieved creating a healthier lifestyle for her mind and body. She became dedicated to sharing that power with others through her company Nadia Murdock Fit.

Nadia has a B.A. in Psychology and taps into the strength and power of the mind when advising others in achieving their fitness goals. She also enjoys all forms of fitness from weightlifting to Barre and never goes a day without breaking a sweat.

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Alexa Schirm proves that health can be simple and delicious.

She received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Iowa State University and since then has been on a mission to spread the word about honest, realistic and most importantly delicious lifestyle changes. She is a firm believer that real health can be exciting, delicious and fun, and definitely not as complex as we make it. As a mom of three girls, she knows all about making healthy choices on the go and incorporating health into all areas of life. Her mission is helping people to create a new health-style through habit formation and real food. To use health as a means of living rather than living for health..

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In this episode learn cool little things like how to live an amazing life of perfection and joy, the best possible form of exercise, the perfect diet, and other tidbits like that.

Valeria Teles has a great project called “Fit For Joy” and is on a quest to help people live better, more meaningful lives through her website and podcast. This is the recording of her interview with Dirobi owner Dave Sherwin, certified fitness nutrition coach.

The interview is broken into two parts, episodes 107 and 108.

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