Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | International Guest Speaker | Toniann on Herbs, Healthy Eating, & Meditation

This podcast HAS IT ALL! Finally, after about a month, I’ve brought on the amazing Toniann Astuto! I haven’t had another fellow American on my podcast in more than a year, so today marks a special day filled with so much unbelievable insight that you guys are going to LOVE! From healthy eating such as putting vegetables into your diet, reducing inflammatory foods, to the beauty of meditation and chakras.  You know how I love to inject personal development into this podcast, and here is the glory! Be sure to follow Toniann in the links down below!

IGTV Meditation | Mira Butler

This was our second ever live and it was another HIT! This is the calm before the amazing storm that’s about to erupt. Make sure you stay updated on that, but nonetheless, we have a lot to dive into in this podcast. If you haven’t subscribed to our UDEMY course yet, this is basically all of it in a nutshell, as well as a live meditation for you guys to do with us. I hope you enjoy it!

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CREATING A MANTRA | MINDFULNESS COURSE

Some people believe that creating a mantra is like what you hear during religious ceremonies here in Thailand — monks chanting and reciting a sacred utterance. However, it’s not. This is something you can create on your own….and this is exactly what Mira and I create in this video for you in a step-by-step process.

MEDITATION BASICS | MINDFULNESS COURSE

It’s extremely important what type of environment you’re in when meditating. Making sure the temperature is right, the clothing you’re wearing is comfortable, and we even talk about the different scents that you could possibly use. Again, I have the best meditation/mindfulness practices when I go fo ra spa and massage because the lighting, scent, oils, music, everything. Listen to the variety of things you can do, today, to make your environment impeccable for your mindfulness practices!

Experiences During Meditation | Mindfulness Course

We’re back with episode III of this course and in today’s segment we will talk about experiences that you will possibly have during meditation. The breathing exercise podcast from yesterday was all about breath work and letting thoughts come and go, but in today’s podcast, it’s essential to understand what you could possibly feel during the process so that you don’t freak out. I had an unbelievable experience about 4-5 years ago when I went into a deep state. Hear the experience in the podcast!

The Science Behind the Breath | Mindfulness Course

In this episode, Mira discusses how our emotions are connected to our breathing. Let me ask you a rhetorical question: “when you get frustrated, angry or anxious, how’s your breathing?” When we don’t get enough oxygen to our brain, we have mental lapses and we’re not able to think straight, resulting in make making impulsive decisions. Tune in!

Meditation & Yoga Benefits | Mindfulness Course

We’re back with Part II of this amazing course, and today we’re going to be diving into the benefits of meditation and yoga. Since I started doing yoga religiously, I now have no problems falling asleep. Two years ago, on the other hand, would be very difficult for me because I wasn’t able to control my thoughts. That’s one of the man benefits yoga has; on top of the boosting of the immune system. Listen to Mira break this down.

My Nightly Routine

Oh, this has been a LONG time coming, but I’ve finally figured out something whereas I can calm/quiet my mind down towards the end of the night.

I’m not a person who likes teaching past 6pm, but since I was offered a unique class and on the BTS line, I said “ok.” However, I needed to be serious about coming up with a very strict routine in terms of shutting down before going home.

Last year I encountered a couple of sleepless nights. One day I had too much caffeine, pushing myself to a 4am sleeping time (and that was at the assistance of a sleeping pill). Another night I slept 1pm because I didn’t have control of my mind and was thinking about the most absurd thing imaginable (I won’t even say it because it’s that ridiculous). So, I do get anxious, at times, before I go to sleep.

But thanks to Dr. Joe Dispenza’s words, I’ve been able to overcome that: “train your mind and tell it what you want to do.”

So, I told myself “how can I shutdown before getting home?” This was a three-step routine.

So, while walking to the skytrain, which takes about 7 minutes to get to, I’m listening to affirmations. Mind you, social media and everything is turned off for the evening. At 8pm, I’m off of it. I love detoxing from it because sometimes I get messages that I can’t handle at night, and if it’s a message of someone complaining, I would lose sleep.

When I get to my platform which is outside in the sweltering heat, I’m swaying side-by-side, not looking at a soul and just basking the environment all in. Perfect way to live in the moment when there’s chaos around you.

The train comes, I go to the middle (because it’s often packed) set my things down and really start saying all the affirmations under-my-breath for about 5 stations. Once the train makes it over the river, I switch to a Glen Harold meditation and then I start winding down even more, along with some running bath water and rain noises in the background.

By the time I get home, my mind is ready for sleep…literally. Technology has already been shoved aside, and I even put my phone outside my bedroom to charge. I turn on my Bose soundlink, laydown, and smile away, counting the successes that I had achieved that day. Yes, somedays I do the mirror exercise, which helps a lot, too.

So, here’s the podcast of how I do everything little-by-little.

Part II: Interviewee #21: Joe Mintzer on Meditation, Masks, & Purpose

Welcome back, everyone! Second podcast with Joe is live this morning and it’s available in the link down below with some rough show notes of what we talked about!

Get in touch with Joe Mintzer

  • Overcoming drug addiction

 

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Things we discussed:

  • Childhood’s internalisation.
  • Bullying bullying.
  • Impact of bullying due to the ignorance of people.
  • Ways to handle bullying by using consciousness methods.
  • Group talks and discussions are the way to go.
  • Being a mentor and making the right decisions as a child.
  • Bad childhood is part of life but not who you are.
  • Being a guide.
  • Perceptions based on belief systems.
  • Changing your mindset and doing meditations.
  • Ways to do mediation and its benefits.
  • Guided meditations and advanced meditations.
  • Creating a safe environment and being mentally healthy.
  • Coaching people on how to handle problems while not relying on single resources.
  • Talking about your vulnerability and share your stories of recovery for ex-convicts.
  • What’s the impact that the guest wants?

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Interviewee #21: Joe Mintzer on Overcoming Drug Addiction (Part 1 of 2)

I woke up one weekday morning and saw a message from a booking agent.  Trevor, who works as the agent, told me he had a client that would be very suitable for a podcast interview.

Joe, a man who was fueled by drug addiction at the age of 13 and selling cocaine by 21, had a panic attack in his late 30’s, realized that it was time to embrace life.  Through meditation and going back to school, he turned his tumultuous teen years around and embarked on a mission to inspire others around the world — starting a program called Spiraddict Warrior — a program that aims at helping addicts recover through meditation and fitness.

Guys, without further ado, this is a special one!

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Get in touch with Joe Mintzer

– Overcoming drug addiction

 

Things we discussed:

  • Introduction by Arsenio Buck.
  • Talking about the host’s childhood and how he got involved in drugs.
  • Experimentation of drugs and experiences in the legal process and court mandatory probation.
  • Serving jail after violating probation.
  • Decided to move out of Florida.
  • When the defining moment was for the host to overcome drug addiction.
  • How to overcome drug addiction?
  • Seeking employment.
  • Indulging in drinking.
  • Sharing about anxiety disorder and shared about the phone call experience with his boss.
  • Treatment at the hospital for anxiety disorder and alcoholism.
  • The change.
  • Counselling.
  • The true reasons why the host  was involved in alcohol.
  • Purpose of fulfilment.

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Thank you for listening!

 

Thank you so much for joining me for this podcast. Please do write down some feedbacks and comments. Please do share this podcast to your social media.

Part II of the podcast will come next week!

 

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Joe’s Links

https://www.instagram.com/mintzerjoe/

https://www.spiraddictwarrior.com/