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  • Suzanne wraps up season one of the Feelings Fitness Podcast.

    Six months and twenty-four episodes worth of content FEELS like a good place to hit the pause button on podcast production.

    She plans to be back on the air in the fall with an updated version of FALL FRESH START.

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  • In this episode, Suzanne discusses her Top Five Favorite Breath Techniques.

    Ujjayi Breath - also known as ocean breath or victorious breath.Nadi Shodhana - alternate nostril breathing.7-11 - (7) counts on the inhale. (11) counts on the exhale.Box Breath - (4) counts inhale. (4) counts hold. (4) counts exhale. (4) counts hold.Kapalabhati - also known as breath of fire or shining skull.

    Science backs the benefits of breath work, so Suzanne highly recommends using it on the mat as well as off the mat. It is a powerful tool that travels with you wherever you go!

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  • In this episode, Suzanne discusses a few more emotions. This week she looks at the difference between shame & guilt, as well as the difference between happiness & joy. She borrows some wisdom from, you guessed it, Brené Brown to help clarify the differences.

    Along with the discussion of these four emotions, Suzanne creates a list of ways to get through tough times. Currently the coronavirus, also known as, COVID-19, is causing chaos around the globe. Everyone is being tasked with "social distancing" which is not easy for humans who are wired for connection.

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  • In this short, but sweet episode, Suzanne revisits the emotional state of contentment that was briefly touched upon in episode #20.

    She reminds listeners that the Sanskrit word, santosha, literally means contentment. Santosha is one of the Niyamas which is a branch of the Eight Limbs of Yoga.

    She invites listeners to consider seeking santosha as opposed to simply searching for happiness. Happiness is fleeting, contentment can create a more consistent feeling of calm.

    She shares a glimpse into her personal journey in seeking santosha. Her journey began with yoga teacher training which lead to a better understanding of yogic philosophy/history.

    She is currently working with a group of like-minded individuals to tap into the chakra system, one chakra at a time, in order to feel content. The group is beginning with the crown chakra. Meditation is key in crown chakra work. Inversions such as, wheel pose and headstand, are key poses in this process too.

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  • In this episode Suzanne continues exploring the Six Basic Emotions.

    Be sure to go back to previous episodes to find out about the first five...sadness, happiness, fear, surprise, and anger.

    This week focuses on the emotional state of DISGUST. She uses examples from the Pixar movie Inside Out to show concrete examples of disgust.

    She explains that these SIX emotions originated from the work of Paul Ekman.

    He did eventually add several other emotions to the list(not necessarily identifiable via facial expressions though)...amusement, contentment, excitement, embarrassment, relief, pride in achievement, guilt, satisfaction, and shame.

    She touches upon some yogic philosophy when discussing contentment. In Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga you will find niyamas. Within the niyamas you will find the word santosha which literally means contentment.

    She also touches upon Brené Brown's work when discussing the difference between shame & guilt.

    Her go-to methods for tolerating and getting through disgust, yoga + breath work + mindfulness. Such a powerful package.

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  • In this episode, Suzanne discusses the emotional state of anger. She offers tips on how to tackle it along with some of her own personal experiences.

    She pulls insight from an article titled, The Lifespan of An Emotion, found on https://www.livingthemess.com/the-lifespan-of-an-emotion/ to reveal that emotions only really last 90 seconds. This scientific finding opens up the question, so then why do some emotions seem to linger on forever? Listen in on the podcast to hear Suzanne's analysis of this question.

    As always, Suzanne encourages using yoga, mindfulness, and breath work in order to help overcome anger...

    Yoga gives you time to inward reflect. Mindfulness keeps you present enough to deal with the emotions as opposed to avoiding it. Breath work helps to calm the nervous system and allows you to access the parts of the brain needed to resolve anger.

         "Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and excepting the other person to die." 
                                                                -Buddha

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  • In this episode Suzanne continues the discussion about the Six Basic Emotions. This week she unpacks the emotional state of SURPRISE.

    She discusses that SURPRISE can be two-fold. It can be both bad or good. It can be an incident that scares you or an experience that brings you great happiness.

    Harnessing SURPRISE, both bad and good:

    Mindfulness: non-judgement, non-attachementBreathing: awareness of the breath in various emotional states-Yoga: sun salutation to relieve tension in the body mantra meditation to relax the mind

    Suzanne shares a few of her own experiences with surprise, both good & bad. She then invites you to get out there and treat your loved ones to a GOOD surprise.

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  • In this episode Suzanne discusses the touchy topic of fear. She shares some of her personal experiences with fear and how she has not allowed them to stand in the way of her success.

    She begins by pointing out that avoiding fear can often times make it worse. We are better off leaning into our fears as opposed to running away from them.

    She discusses her current motivating factor for addressing her fears...the fear of passing fearful feelings along to her kids.

    By seeing fear through a growth mindset lens, kids and adults alike can learn from their experiences with fear. The Big Life Journal is a great option for opening up discussions with kids on overcoming fear through a growth mindset.

    In this episode, some suggestions on how to harness fear are...
    -Consider a mantra such as "train your brain to be stronger than your emotions"
    -Talk to yourself, view yourself as the observer and talk your way through your fear.
    -Use mindfulness & the breath to calm the nervous system.
    -Educate yourself on the nuances of brain chemistry.
    -Use essential oils
    -Use a Tiger's Eye gem stone: hold it in the left hand, release fear out of the right hand.
    -Write down your fears & burn them(obviously, take caution with this suggestion).

     Here are some references/resources mentioned within this week's podcast episode: 

    Big Life Journal (for kids)Daring Greatly by Brené BrownBig Magic by Elizabeth GilbertEssential Oil: Stress Away by Young LivingCrystal: Tiger's Eye www.energymuse.com/tigers-eye-...Intention: "Train your brain to be stronger than your feelings/emotions"Song: Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons

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  • In this episode Suzanne continues to discuss the six basic human emotions. Sadness, happiness, fear, anger, disgust & surprise. This week the focus is on the emotional state of happiness.

    She addresses the idea that everyone would prefer to kick sadness to the curb, but would welcome happiness to stay forever. But, the reality is every emotion ebbs and flows. In order to truly be happy you need to get comfortable with this concept.

    Mindfulness can help. Mindfulness is living in the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness can help you be okay with not being okay and it can also help you truly lean into the happy times too.

    Yoga is beneficial too. Some happy yoga poses are, peaceful warrior, tree pose, inversions, legs up the wall, etc. 

    The breath makes yoga, yoga. Suzanne explains how the breath changes stretching into yoga. Stretching is beneficial for the body. Yoga ups the game and calms the nervous system too.

    Suzanne shares her personal journey with happiness. She acknowledges that she has had to work hard at "happy" throughout the years. Finding yoga and mindfulness has been a game changer for her. Life changing! Life saver!

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  • In this episode, Suzanne discusses the emotional state of sadness. 

    It's okay to NOT be okay. But we must know how to deal with this feeling.

    This begins a six week series. Each week discussing one of the six basic human emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, surprise, disgust & anger.

    The Kobe Bryant, world renowned basketball legend, helicopter tragedy has created a lot of sadness for many people lately, so starting with the emotional state of sadness just felt right. 

    When a tragedy like this occurs, even to someone we do not know, our empathy kicks into high gear and we feel for all who are affected by it. We feel sad for them, we ponder what they must be going through, and we wonder how they will work through their grief. Then we question our own existence. 

    It can be complicated when it comes to explaining death to kids, especially if it happens to be someone whom they idolized. The key is to be open to having a discussion around sensitive subjects such as this.

    Breath Break: Ujjayi breath(victorious breath).

    How can we deal with sadness:
    -Use pranayama, yogic breathing techniques
    -Practice yoga, focus in on the heart chakra using poses such as camel, cobra, fish, wild thing, bow, wheel, etc...
    -DoYouYoga.com article Four Heart Opening Yoga Poses and How Yoga Can Heal Your Heart by Charity Poole.
    -Cardio exercise too. MY "hot" Yoga.
    -Connect with others, write/tell your story
    -Do not avoid how you are FEELING.

    A quote from the movie Vanilla Sky, "without the bitter, baby, the sweet ain't as sweet." Unfortunately in order to truly appreciate the beauty in life, we also have to move through some dark times too. 

    Make the most of today because tomorrow is not a guarantee!

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  • In this episode, Suzanne sets the stage for a six week series focusing on six basic emotions; happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust & surprise. She seeks to squash the stigma of asking for help when it comes to maintaining emotional well-being.

    She wants everyone listening to know that it's healthy to FEEL. There are plenty of strategies to help DEAL with big feelings. Dealing with these feelings is truly how we HEAL.

    She recommends the Feelings Fitness Formula, yoga + mindfulness = emotional well-being. That being said, a healthy dose of telling your story and/or writing your story can be cathartic as well.

    This episode takes a deep dive into the human brain to help us understand why we do what we do and why we feel the way we feel. The primitive brain, the brain chemistry & the more modern brain all play a factor in emotional well-being.

    Primitive Brain:
    -It has a negativity bias.
    -Its default is to search for danger.
    -It served our ancestors well as they sought to survive in the wild.

    Brain Chemistry:
    -Amygdala: almond shaped set of neurons in the medial temporal lobe of the brain known to play an important role in the processing of emotions.
    -Vagus nerve: a large nerve that sends signals between the brain and the organs
    -Cortisol: the body's stress hormone released from the adrenal glands that is responsible for the fight, flight or freeze response.
    -Neuroplasticity: the brain's lifetime ability to reorganize itself through new neural connections.

    Modern Brain:
    -Due to the primitive brain, humans are anxious & hyper-vigilant even when things are going well.
    -When it senses growth, alarm bells go off.
    -But, with the knowledge of neuroplasticity thanks to modern science, we now know that the brain is more like a muscle & can grow new connections and create new pathways in order to be successful in todays modern world.

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  • In this episode, Suzanne dives into her vision for 2020 and how the Feelings Fitness Formula is helping her do so.

    Yoga 
    -Asanas or poses
    -Pranayama or breath work
    -8 limbs of yoga as a roadmap to living a yogic lifestyle

    + Mindfulness 
    -Home
    -Health
    -Happiness

    = Emotional well-being
    -Being resourceful when it comes to emotional well-being
    -Training the brain to be stronger than the feelings

    She shares examples of her own families highs & lows in order to show how the Feelings Fitness Formula can be used in every day family life. Examples from this episode are..

    An epic fail when it came to setting goals for 2019 and how for 2020 she is going to focus on SMART goals instead. Listen in to find out what SMART stands for and how you can use it to set your own goals.

    Home - De-junk January due to messes created during the holiday season.
    Health - Dry January. Focus on eating whole foods.
    Happiness - Family Meetings & mapping out Family Fun.

    Upcoming episodes will focus EMOTIONS. Feelings Fitness will be taking a deep dive into the hardwired human brain to help train the brain to be stronger than the feelings.

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  • In this episode Suzanne discusses why you should NOT let your critics get the best of you.

    She shares a personal experience of being criticized and how she conquered that awful feeling of "not good enough."

    She also shares her favorite quote that always puts being criticized into perspective.

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  • In this episode, Suzanne explains why she chooses to set an intention rather than a resolution for the new year.

    Resolutions tend to feel so negative. They tend to be that shaming voice inside our head telling us that we aren't good enough.

    Intentions feel more positive and uplifting. They seem to lend themselves towards goal setting.

    Suzanne discusses her intention to "train her brain to be stronger than her feelings," and she invites you to do the same.

    By using tools such as yogic breathing, meditation and mindfulness, this intention is very achievable. It will make life's many challenges feel much more manageable.

    She also shares two of her favorite meditation mantras that she learned from Kristen McGee at Peloton Meditation. 
    -"Peace above me. Peace below me. Peace around me. Peace within me."
    -"Where I am. Is where I am meant to be."

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  • In this episode, Suzanne shares her favorite books from 2019. She explains how one positive book leads to another and how this can have such a positive impact on life goals.

    Although her full book list is long, she chooses excerpts and quotes from her top five to share.

    Top 5 List:
    Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
    High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
    The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
    Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
    Raising Good Humans by Hunter Clarke-Fields

    These books have guided Suzanne both professionally and personally. She highly recommends each and every one of these.

    Podcasts mentioned:
    Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis
    Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
    The Mindful Mama Podcast with Hunter Clarke-Fields

  • In this episode Suzanne gives suggestions on how to "Just BE" during the holiday season.

    She drops a whole bunch of "BE" bombs...

    Be present.
    Be patient.
    Be prepared.
    Be intentional.
    Be flexible.
    Be willing to see other points of view.
    Be kind.
    Be generous.
    Be gentle.
    Be understanding.
    Be conscious of time.
    Be traditional.
    Be forgiving.
    Be grateful.
    Be graceful.
    Be faithful to your beliefs.
    Be a big kid.
    But, be on your best behavior.
    Be one with your breath.

    She also invites you to test out BOX breathing. A technique that has been shown to enhance performance and concentration. It is said to aid in stress relieving too. It has also been sited as a treatment method for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

    To do box breathing, also known as, four square breathing...
    Begin with a full exhale.
    Inhale through the nose for a count of 4.
    HOLD for a count of 4.
    Exhale for a count of 4.
    HOLD for a count of 4.
    Repeat...ideally for 4 full cycles.

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  • In this episode Suzanne discusses the Fall Fresh Start series. This is part three, HAPPINESS. 

    HAPPINESS is being intentional about friends and family. It’s about creating connections. 

    “We are hardwired to connect with others it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives and without it there is suffering.” -Brene Brown

    The 7-part HAPPINESS series:

    Family MeetingsBig Life Journal templateFamily "Fun"ctionMaking every day activities, like packing lunches, funFamily Dinners Studies have shown benefitsFamily TraditionsHave different traditions with different people: kids, significant other, friends, etc.Family FunGame night, movie night, etc.Game Pigeon App: Crazy 8s, etc.Time for FriendsEstablish traditions to avoid decision fatigue.Feel the (Fall)Connect with Mother Nature

    Have a PLAN. Plan to CONNECT with others.

    Suzanne introduced bunny breath. Inhale 4-6 quick breaths through the nose. Exhale through the mouth with a long, smooth sigh. The quick intake of oxygen can help with focus. Although geared towards the kids, this breathing technique has helped her from having mommy meltdowns.

    It is not selfish to focus on your own happiness. “One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.”  -Gretchen Rubin

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  • In this episode, Suzanne discusses mindful strategies to stay healthy this fall season. Last week she focused on the HOME, this week she focuses on HEALTH and next week will be dedicated to HAPPINESS.

    If you are a visual person, check out the Feelings Fitness Facebook and/or Instagram page  to see a picture of the seven HEALTH  categories for the week.

    Below are a few highlights & resources for each category.

    Plan 4 Productivity:
    "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin
    Books:
    High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard + Planner
    Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup + Living Well Planner
    The One Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

    Dress 4 Success:
    When you dress better, you FEEL better
    Less is more helps avoid decision fatigue
    But, be sure to have what you need
    Try out Stitch Fix...a shopping time saver.

    Exercise 4 Emotions:
    Use yoga for exercise(strength) and for emotions too.
    Cardio - run and bike
    Test out Peloton...not only great for exercise, but the instructors feel like life coaches too. You get off the bike feeling healthy in mind, body & spirit!

    Eat 4 Energy:
    Focus on fresh & seasonal produce
    Use the Living Well Planner to help map out meals
    Test out delivery services such as Blue Apron and/or Daily Harvest
    Remember you are focusing on foods that fuel the mind, body & spirit.

    Sleep 4 Synergy:
    Sleep helps reset the body
    Book: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

    Hair, Skin, & Nails:
    Take note of these, they reveal a lot about what is happening internally
    Look fresh, FEEL fresh, be more productive
    Schedule these things not only as maintenance, but as pampering as well

    Yoga & Mindfulness:
    Although these could go into Exercise 4 Emotions, they deserve a category of their own.
    Yoga is a tool for mindfulness/meditation

    Suzanne introduced lion's breath as a tool to release tension, relieve stress, and alleviate anger. Be sure to test it out.

    Use Fall Fresh Start as a way to work towards a new mindset well before the new year begins.

     Use the Facebook and Instagram community as an accountability partner. 

    And as Marie Forleo says, "PROGRESS  comes from ACTION  not THOUGHT." Don't just think about starting fresh, get out and take action! You'll be happy you did.

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    P.S. Don't forget to always be checking in with your breath…
    -yogic breathing - inhale belly expands. exhale belly sinks back towards the spine
    -nadi shodhana - alternate nostril
    -ujjayi - victorious breath, ocean breath, darth vader. 
    -lion's breath
    YouTube if you need a visual guide. 
    Connect the mind & body via the breath.

    FEEL Fit. Mind, Body & Spirit.

  • In this episode, Suzanne revisits one of her favorite strategies, Fall Fresh Start. It's a MINDFUL way to freshen up your HOME, HEALTH, and HAPPINESS.

    Don't wait until the new year to create a new MINDSET. Use the FALL season to START FRESH. 

    New season. New school year. New you.

    Part One. HOME.

    “Outer Order, Inner Calm” by Gretchen Rubin has lots of FRESH HOME ideas...
    -Abandon a project
    -Toss unnecessary papers
    -Do you need more than one: paper clips, rubber bands, crayons
    -Mock move
    -Beware of buying souvenirs
    -Assign each day a task
    -Stay current with child’s interests

    Or test out what Suzanne likes to do...
    Imagine your home is your favorite bed & breakfast
    What does it FEEL like. Warm, fuzzy, clutter free...
    Visualize that cozy space - 
    What can you do to create that FEELing in your own space?

    Many of us have families and quite possibly kids to contend with, so it may take some family meetings and perhaps even a family boot camp to keep your HOME FEELing like your favorite bed & breakfast. 

    Being mindful of the way we FEEL is the first step in finding a way to create a space that FEELS peaceful!

    Week one of the FALL FRESH START...
    -deep cleaning: car detailed, etc.
    -declutter: suggestions from Gretchen Rubin's book
    -detox: using norwex and young living products
    -papers shredded & files organized
    -patio & flowers: mums & a cozy tabletop fire pit
    -sights(mums), sounds(football) & scents(bonfire, grilling)
    -finances: financial peace university with dave ramsey

    Join the three week challenge leading us out of fall...
    -revisit the fall fresh start challenge on FB and Instagram
    -fine tune things already done
    -launch into winter and the holiday season with a clutter-free space & a positive mindset

    Something to look forward to...Winter Wonder, Home, Health, and Happiness Challenge. A way to avoid the winter blues(if you live in a part of the world with winters). It is a way to peak our curiosity, warm our hearts, and create memorable moments in a season that often times leaves us feeling cold.

    But for now, we wrap up week one of FALL Fresh Start focusing on HOME. Next week we will look and HEALTH. And the final week will address HAPPINESS.

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    P.S. Don't forget to always be checking in with your breath…
    -yogic breathing - inhale belly expands. exhale belly sinks back towards the spine
    -nadi shodhana - alternate nostril
    -ujjayi - victorious breath, ocean breath, darth vader. 
    YouTube if you need a visual guide. 
    Connect the mind & body via the breath.

    FEEL Fit. Mind, Body & Spirit.