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How breathwork is changing law enforcement training and first responders with retired police officer Erik Milosevich

Episode Summary Derik chats with Erik Milosevich, a military veteran and retired police officer turned breathwork instructor. They discuss his career of service, the role yoga has played, and how breathwork can inspire compassion for police officers and for the public they serve. Episode Notes Continuing our series of interviews with first responders, Derik Mills…

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Change the way you think about food, indulgence, & what healthy eating actually looks like with Vanessa Rissetto, RD

Episode Summary Essence Magazine named Vanessa Rissetto one of the top nutritionists that will “change the way you think about food.” Vanessa shares how to navigate healthy eating habits that go beyond the holidays and the crucial role that nutrition plays in the medical field. Episode Notes “What should I eat?” can be an emotional…

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Unlock your authentic leadership with Boundless Leadership co-author Elazar Aslan

Episode Summary Elazar Aslan’s views on leadership invite us to question our own definition of what a leader is. Derik and Elazar discuss his latest book, “Boundless Leadership,” and why effective and healthy leadership is really a never-ending journey of self-exploration, learning, and change. This is a follow-up conversation to episode 32 with Elazar’s co-author,…

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Why compassionate leadership is the key to a healthy workplace with Dr. Loizzo

Episode Summary Dr. Joe Loizzo, co-author of Boundless Leadership, shares how we can use science-based mindfulness practices to transform workplaces into more compassionate environments by pivoting from stress-fueled leadership styles to a kind of leadership that focuses on co-creating psychologically safe and meaningful relationships at work. Episode Notes Derik Mills speaks with Dr. Joe Loizzo,…

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Byron Katie on how to transform suffering and access the wisdom within you

Episode Summary Over the past thirty-one years, Byron Katie has helped millions of people around the world to free themselves from stress, frustration, anger, and sadness. TIME describes her as “a spiritual innovator for the 21st century.” Today, Byron shares about her journey from depression to freedom, and the method she co-created as a result,…

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Environmentalist Heather White on eco-anxiety & the connection between protecting our planet & self-care. We have a planet to save & it’s going to take all of us.

Episode Summary These environmental times are “code red” for humanity. But the more we learn about the crisis, the easier it is to become paralyzed or experience eco-anxiety. Environmentalist Heather White shares her optimism about the future and her upcoming book One Green Thing, which includes an enneagram for discovering your unique sustainability superpower. Episode…

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Neuroscientist, psychologist, and author Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett on why we have more control over the way our brain processes emotions than we think we do

Episode Summary Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world and author of How Emotions Are Made and, more recently, Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain. In this episode, Dr. Barrett shares her revolutionary research in the science of emotion, brain, and mind, and reveals how…

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Amber Miskovich on her journey from Air Force medic and firefighter to yoga studio owner and breathwork coach for first responders

Episode Summary First responders are known for their composure and bravery in the face of a dire emergency, but at what cost? Amber Miskovich, former Ohio National Guard medic, firefighter, and paramedic, shares how yoga and breathwork transformed her life and inspired her to open a yoga studio to support the mental and physical wellbeing…

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Dr. Ethan Kross on how to harness mental chatter, strengthen self-control, and develop emotional agility

Episode Summary From motivation to rumination, our inner voice is one of our most powerful tools, depending on how we use it. Dr. Ethan Kross, an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and bestselling author of Chatter: The Voice in Your Head and How to Harness It, shares some of his most successful tools…

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Koya Webb on prioritizing wellness, forgiveness and affirmation rituals, and the process of writing her book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth.

Episode Summary What if our pain was part of our purpose? Derik chats with Koya Webb about how the importance of processing her pain has helped her discover her life’s purpose. She shares how she uses yoga, breathwork, and a healthy lifestyle to heal from trauma, build resilience, and become a more accessible leader to…

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