4 Videos To Boost Your Gratitude


It’s Gratitude Thursday! What are you grateful for?

Check out these great videos to help you boost your Gratitude. :-)

The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people happier. Behind the Scenes of the episode!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHv6vTKD6lg

“Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life.”

The Greatest Tool To Transform Your Life! (Law Of Attraction)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxIR67fH9rY

“RT @Sheldon_Jokes: My gratitude for having met you is surpassed only by my amazement at the joy you bring to my life.”

The Gratitude Experiment

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“Would like to express gratitude to my cable company for this remarkably slow internet”

Gratitude: The Most Powerful Practice You’re Not Doing

Got “gratitude fatigue”? If you’re tired of the same ol’ tips on counting your blessings, this new twist will help you do gratitude the right way. C’mon over to http://www.marieforleo.com/…

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4 Videos To Boost Your Gratitude


It’s Gratitude Thursday! What are you grateful for?
Check out these great videos to help you boost your Gratitude.
The Science of Happiness – An Experiment in Gratitude
What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people…

37 Science Based Reasons to Meditate Today [ Infographic, Video ]


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[ Meditation… Part 1 of 3 ]

Have you ever wondered this about meditation?

I’ve been reading a lot about it and
feel the benefits from it but what exactly does meditation do for the body?
I know it activates certain parts of the brain but I’m not clear on what exactly that means. 

One of my clients asked me this in my inbox and I thought it would be a great series to dive into with you.

Sure, I’ve written about my personal experiences with meditation, like the time I I did a 10-day yoga challenge (starting at day 95).  But you probably were wondering, “what does meditation do for the body?”

[ Meditation Does A Body Good! ]

According to SoundsTrue.Com, meditation on the body can help you:

  • Channel revitalizing energy throughout your body and 

  • Uncover your body’s untapped powers of perception, intuition, and wisdom.

We live in an overly stimulated world, so when you can channel energy to make yourself feel good, your body can literally carry you longer and work more optimally!

Meditation can structurally change your brain… “thickening some areas, and making others less dense”…

Huffington Post Healthy Living Benefits of Meditation
Huffington Post Healthy Living Benefits of Meditation

( Click here to Read the full Huffington Post Healthy Living Article by Meredith Melnick )

Similarly, we are mammals, and meditation allows you to attune to the silent messages your body tells you to signal happiness, balance, and yes, even illness.  Body Scanning Meditation awakens you to what your body needs and wants to tell you:

Meditation Coach Mp3 Download. Enjoy a 10 minute mindful meditation as Greg de Vries, the Meditation Coach, gently guides you to meditate with this guided body scan meditation. Download your free mp3 meditation audio at the link above.

[ Meditation: Good for Any Body! ]

heart-157895Meditation is great for your heart and can “significantly help high blood pressure over the long-term”.

Plus, it is an excellent immune booster (illnesses and infectious bye-bye!), and meditation can help women reduce PMS, infertility and breastfeeding problems:

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Source: Web MD.com

[ The Mighty Powers of Meditation, Pt 1 ]

Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can affect gene expression, which means that not only your body changes, but your potential for illness such as diabetes, heart-attack and dementia are lessened, too!

Curious to learn more? Just check what Meditation can do for the Body, Mind and Spirit (courtesy of The Huffington Post):

What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit (Huffington Post)
Click to Read all the benefits of Meditation at the Huffington Post…

[ The Mighty Powers of Meditation, Pt 2 ]

Emma Seppala, PhD also blogs about the 20 benefits of Meditation.

She even goes over some Myths about Meditation and helps you breakthrough the “I can’t meditate” mentality:

Click to Read More from Emma Seppala
Click to Read More from Emma Seppala

[ Still Need More Motivation To Meditate? ]

Alright, so you’ve come to a place where you’re saying, “Geez, I guess meditation couldn’t hurt!”  Great!  Let’s get started!

Try out the Headspace App program ( Free for the first 10 days ):

Headspace.com

Or maybe you’re still on the fence?

Here are 10 Science-Based Reasons to Start Meditating Today!

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Click to view Emma Seppala’s website!

The Takeaway

Meditation can change your life in so many ways.  And you don’t need to sit for hours, wearing a white robe.

You can be yourself!

…A woman

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…An elder

Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Boosts Immune System In Seniors (Huffington Post)
Meditation Reduces Loneliness, Boosts Immune System In Seniors (Huffington Post)

…And You can even be a punk rocker, tatooed meditation advocate:

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As a youth, Levine was incarcerated several times. His first book, Dharma Punx, details teenage years filled with drugs, violence, and multiple suicide attempts—choices fuelled by disillusionment with American mainstream culture. His substance abuse started early in life—at age six he began smoking marijuana—and finally ended in a padded detoxification cell in juvenile prison 11 years later. It was in this cell where he hit “an emotional rock bottom” and began his vipassana practice “out of a place of extreme drug addiction and violence” While incarcerated, he saw for the first time how the practice his father taught him gave him the tools to relieve the fear and uncertainty that pervaded his life.

One notable aspect of Buddhist Dharma is the path of our choices, the actions past and present and the intention for future action (Buddhist Law of Karma). Levine’s past—addiction, incarceration, violence, initial rejection of Buddhism and meditation—are all defining characteristics of his writings and teachings. “We all sort of have a different doorway to dharma or spiritual practice. Suffering is a doorway. For me it was the suffering of addiction, violence and crime which opened me at a young age, 17 years old. I was incarcerated, looking at the rest of my life in prison and thought, ‘Maybe I will try dad’s hippie meditation bullshit.’ Suffering opened me to the possibility of trying meditation.”

He currently leads Dharma and vipassana meditation retreats and workshops across the United States and teaches weekly meditation classes in Los Angeles. A member of the Prison Dharma Network, Levine works with juvenile and adult prison inmates, combining meditation techniques with psychotherapy. He “explores how they can have a deeper understanding of what has happened and what they need to do in order to be free, on many levels—free from prison, free from the trauma of the past.”

He has helped found several groups and projects including the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit organization that serves incarcerated youths. Introducing them to the Buddha’s teachings. He lists the 14th Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, and Sylvia Boorstein as his teachers.

Noah Levine – http://www.dharmapunx.com/

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PS: Stay tuned next week for part 2 of my series of meditation. We’ll dive into the types of meditation…

Till then, be kind to your SELF!

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[ ‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 17Dec2014 ~ The Best Gentle Nudge List of 2014


‪#‎GentleNudge‬ ] 17Dec2014 ~ The Best Gentle Nudge List 2014

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Happy Holidays!

It’s been a great year and I’m so thankful you have joined me in the journey.  Your health, happiness and success means a lot to me, so I’ve decided to give you the Best Gentle Nudge List of 2014.

Please note The Gentle Nudge can be easily found by clicking here. It was originally a series that I posted at my website, DJNovaJade.Com. Click here to view The Gentle Nudge in its original format. Some of the Best Gentle Nudge List winners are from each!

The Gentle Nudge comes back to inspire and motive you on January 7, 2015!

Happy New Year!

[ The Top 10 ]

[ The Top 5 Runner-ups ]

[ Question For You ]

What was your favorite Gentle Nudge?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 27 (Use The Wall)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 27

(Use The Wall)

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[ I needed that ]

The teacher that I take Yoga Basics class with, which is in the style of Hatha Yoga, also teaches a Yin class ( aka: “more relaxed and zen” yoga).  I was feeling a lil’ tight in the side of my back earlier today and I almost stayed home.

But, alas, the studio is only 2 minutes from my front door, and Yin is zen, so I went.

I’ll just start with the end by saying, “I needed that.”

[ The Experience ]

I took my partner along and we were both curious to note that we used the wall as support the entire class. It was a way of doing Yoga that neither of us had done before.

In using the wall as support (and gravity as our helper), we were able to go deeper into the poses we held, which meant we were able to target the fascia more intentionally.  Through this, we were able to open up more meaningfully.

My two favorite poses of the evening were the frog pose:

Yin Frog Pose
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And King Arthur pose, which apparently is a good pose for runners:

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Mind you, I am not a runner. My partner is. But, nope, I am not a fan of running.  Though, ironically before class yesterday, a gentleman asked me if I was.  We ended our short chat with me saying, “I guess sometimes people see things in us that we don’t.”

Any rate, the King Arthur’s pose is intense.  I actually kept my leg that wasn’t on the wall bent and lowered to the ground, using a yoga block to gently lift that leg a bit so as to still feel the stretch in my wall-supported leg.

Did you get all that? lol

[ The Takeaway ]

Now that I know I can use walls to do yoga, I really feel like there’s no excuse.

“I can do anything.”

[ Question For You ]

What can you do when you use your immediate resources?

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My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 10 (Onward!)


My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 10

(Onward!)

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  [ The Experience ]

104 days ago, I challenged myself to meditate and chant for 40 consecutive days.  

I did it!

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Another 10 days of intentional mindfulness for my well-being through meditation. I am so happy and I feel like I am truly at a place of understanding how to flow with life more efficiently, simply because every day I have devoted time to become a better Observer.

[ My thoughts about Headspace ]

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 3.21.11 PMHeadspace is quite easy-to-use and interactive. The use of videos to present value alongside the meditations are great tools to help you understand the practice of meditation:

I definitely enjoy the premise of using the Headspace App to Meditate; however, at the end of the day, I’m fine keeping my meditation a free service, personally. Plus, I do have a lovely guided meditation that I enjoy using when I need to get some teaching to recenter my practice.

I encourage you to do the 10-days of Headspace, though.  Try it out and see for yourself!

[ The Takeaway ]

10-minutes a day goes a long way. 

Before Headspace, I would do 30 minutes a day of meditation, even an hour a day sometimes, thinking those were the “right” units of time to see results.  But, that often left me feeling stressed. As I wracked my brain trying to find the time to fit in my meditation, it would often feel like a chore, rather than a relaxing point in my day.

After Headspace, however, I see that there is value in taking 10-minutes a day.

The key is the intention, and taking the time to do it for yourself.  10-minutes is also more doable and accessible, and therefore makes it more fun.  Plus, there is science behind 10-minutes a day being beneficial unit of time to see results

Headspace Science
Click to learn more about the science behind meditation!

Though I believe I will continue my meditation sans-Headspace, at least I know that I will at least be continuing with my daily practice. ONWARD!

[ Question For You ]

How has being flexible allowed you to achieve your goals?

Please comment below!

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2 Minutes With Tera Season 1 Finale!


2 Minutes With Tera Season 1 Finale!

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Thank you for watching! Season One is now over. Look out for Season Two February 2015. In the meanwhile, listen and subscribe to The DJ Health Coach Podcast on iTunes for weekly music, wellness and inspiration!

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New Episodes are posted the 1st + 3rd Sundays/Mondays of every month!

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My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 4 (Mind… Wander)


My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 4

(Mind… Wander)

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  [ The Experience ]

98 days ago, I challenged myself to meditate and chant for 40 consecutive days.  

Well, my mind was just a-wanderin’ today.

I would be focusing on my breath and start thinking about the exciting things I’m working on in my business. Or, I would be counting my breath to 10, and somehow “wake up” to the number 12. Days like this, I just laugh.

A lot can happen in a 10 Day Meditation Challenge, and today I observed that my body was a tad tighter and my mind wandered more than yesterday, or even the day before.

I equate it to deadlines and exciting times!

[ My thoughts about Headspace ]

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 3.21.11 PMHeadspace is quite easy-to-use and interactive. The use of videos to present value alongside the meditations are great tools to help you understand the practice of meditation:

I love how I can track my progress and be a part of a larger community of simultaneous meditators. I also love that you can invite others to participate with you…

If you are reading this and want to join the challenge, add me to your Headspace App: “coachterag@gmail.com”. 

[ The Takeaway ]

Truly, you gotta just be an observer of thoughts, allowing the thoughts to rise as they will.  It’s nothing good or bad, just a glimpse of what is.

The more I meditate, the more I am able to observe my thoughts, as well as be less thrown off by life.  I enjoy having meditation as part of my daily practice, just as much as I enjoy having yoga part of it, too.

[ Question For You ]

Do you use meditation daily? If so, how has it helped you?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 21 (Experiential Learning Heals)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 21

(Experiential Learning Heals)

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[ Go Practice ]

When I got into my yoga practice almost a month ago, the main goal was simply this:

Do Yoga Everyday for 30 Days.  

Most of my first days were spent learning in the classroom, so to speak: A Yin Class here, a Hatha Class there, a morning Kundalini class, just for fun…

After a while, I noticed that to meet my goal of doing yoga everyday for 30 days while working with my busy schedule, I had to be OK with being flexible… and being OK to go practice at-home, by myself.

And that would make sense, because ultimately, yoga is your practice.  More over, yoga is breathing (and all the poses and such are bonuses in an already abundant Care Package from the Universe).  So, even though I have an unlimited yoga pass, there was bound to be a time when I’d have to go practice by myself, for myself.

[ The Experience ]

I bet you probably suspected I was going to say the following statement.  Today, my practice was spent at-home instead of heading to a Yoga Basics class that will start in about half an hour.

Well, you probably guessed part of the sentence, at least.

As a motivated entrepreneur, I have deadlines and a focus to tend to. In order to manage my work life with my self care practice, I have to meet myself where I am, first and foremost to move forward.

I learned earlier this year that in a study by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, it was scientifically proven that experiential education/learning yields more successful results that traditional classroom methods.  I love science, I love learning, and I love results, and the way we learn in Yoga class is very Experiential.  Because, as pretty much all of my teachers have said this Challenge, “this is your practice.”

[ The Takeaway ]

Before I began my practice tonight, my body was tight and ached.

As I did movements and breath work that served me, and that I had learned over the past 21 days, I filled with lightness.

At the end of my practice, my aches were gone, dissipated in my breath.

[ Question For You ]

Do you allow yourself flexibility when in pursuit of goals?

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My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 2 (Cat Nap)


My 10 Day Meditation Challenge, Day 2

(Cat Nap)

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  [ The Experience ]

96 days ago, I challenged myself to meditate and chant for 40 consecutive days.  

It’s Day 2 of this 10 Day Meditation Challenge, and I am nearly to my 100th consecutive day of chanting and meditation.  I LOVE IT! It’s really nice to go inward.

Especially after a cat nap.

I took a lovely 45 minute rest and woke up, put on my headphones and turned on my Headspace App.  Today was better, since Andy seemed to talk less.  Funny thing happened: as I sat on the bed cross-legged in Easy Pose, the cat I am fostering starts to scratch herself on my fingers, and then found her way into my lap to rest as I sat in zen.

I took a cat nap, and then the cat napped on me!

[ My thoughts about Headspace ]

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 3.21.11 PM I think Headspace is a great and easy-to-use platform.  I love how I can track my progress and be a part of a larger community of simultaneous meditators. I also love that you can invite others to participate with you…

If you are reading this and want to join the challenge, add me to your Headspace App: “coachterag@gmail.com”. 

[ The Takeaway ]

At the end of the session, the guide, Andy, asked how we felt before and after the meditation.  I chuckled, because before I meditated, I felt super relaxed a la nap status. Afterward, I felt rejuvenated for a night of leading a group session, kickboxing and practicing yoga for my 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

All in all, everything is zen… 🙂

[ Question For You ]

Do you meditate? If so, what are the benefits you have seen for yourself? If not, does an App like Headspace make it easier to start?

Please comment below!

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