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Author: Rachael O'Meara

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The Pausecast is an interview podcast series with leaders on the cutting edge of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, neuroscience, and transformation for human potential.

Rachael O’Meara is the author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break (TarcherPerigee, 2017). Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career, and was featured in the New York Times, HBR and on WSJ.com among other world renown publishers. She is a transformational leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She is a sales executive at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks At Google YouTube channel. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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In This Episode 25 of the Pausecast:- Experience a 2x2x2 pause led by Marci (inspired by Heartmath Institute).- How to start the "feel good happiness" chemical flow of oxytocin- Why Heart Rate Variability (HRV) matters- The one question you can ask yourself daily to improve your well-being- How Pausing changed Marci's life- How Marci defines happiness and how to generate more of it.- The recipe for happiness and what we can/can't control.- How the "7 main areas of happiness" can be a great metaphor for how to live a fulfilling life.- How to create Your Year of Miracles and get your free ebook, "4 mistakes from living a miraculous life.***About MarciMarci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love. Her books include the international bestsellers Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason. Marci is also the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, as co-author of six books in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. With total book sales of more than 16 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. Marci is also a featured teacher in the international film and book sensation, The Secret and the host of the PBS TV show called Happy for No Reason. She narrated the award-winning movie called Happy.President and co-founder of the Esteem Group, Marci delivers keynote addresses and seminars on happiness, success, empowerment, and unconditional love to Fortune 500 companies, professional and non-profit organizations, women's associations and audiences around the world. Marci is currently leading a one-year mentoring program called Your Year of Miracles. Her opening seminar has been heard my more than 100,000 people.Marci earned her MBA from UCLA and holds an advanced certificate as a stress management consultant. She is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top transformational leaders. Through her books and her presentations, Marci's message has touched the hearts and rekindled the spirits of millions of people throughout the world. She is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.www.HappyForNoReason.comwww.MarciShimoff.comAbout Rachael O'MearaRachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019.Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
In episode 24 of The Pausecast...- Experience a loving-kindness guided pause with Davidson- How attention training changes your brain structure- What research is finding based on compassion practices- What's the ideal length to meditate- What to do if you don't meditate but you're committed to change- Benefits of a mediation practice- Davidson's pause & transformation practices- The four pillars of well-being and the mobile app to cultivate them- Percent of Americans currently meditating weekly (it's inspiring!)- Learn how you can contribute to the Center for Healthy Minds and receive two complimentary tickets to the Nov 13 event in Madison, WI: The World We Make https://centerhealthyminds.org/twwm-2019ABOUT RICHARD J. DAVIDSON, PHDWilliam James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry,Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison.Davidson received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and has been at Wisconsin since 1984. - He has published more than 400 articles, numerous chapters and reviews and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" published by Penguin in 2012.- He is co-author with Daniel Goleman of “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.”- Davidson was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006.- He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences from 2011-2020 and current member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Mental Health.- In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and in 2018 appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).- His research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. LINKS- Support the Center for Healthy Minds with a donation of $1k or more to gets two complimentary tickets to the Center's celebration featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn & Richard J. Davidson. Purchase here: The World We Make https://centerhealthyminds.org/twwm-2019 - Altered Traits: Talks At Google talk with Daniel Goleman (includes practice)https://youtu.be/oWFa34u1hqw - Altered Traits the book on Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/books/details/Daniel_Goleman_Altered_Traits?id=e8IPDgAAQBAJ - Richard J. Davidson, PhD site https://www.richardjdavidson.com/ ​ABOUT RACHAEL O'MEARARachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019.Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
In this episode 23 of The Pausecast...​​​Experience a pause led by Tiffany- What a "Technology Shabbat" is and why it's a "shabbat"- What benefits there are once you detach from devices- Why her new book 24/6 is critical for well-being and how Tiffany came to be an expert in this type of digital device pause (DDP).- What you'll learn in her new book, 24/6.- How to join a 4M+ wide movement to support less digital screen time for you, your family, and others.- Ways to get involved to support digital detachment in your community (and for teens/kids!)- Tips you can tell your boss to help ensure your disconnect is successful.- How you can disconnect successfullyAbout TiffanyIn her groundbreaking first book, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, Shlain, who has been recognized by Newsweek as oneof the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” takes readers on a provocative and entertaining journey through the past, present, and future of ideas about time and technology.Tiffany’s films and work have received over eighty awards and distinctions including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s Genius: 100 Visions of the Future. NPR named her UC Berkeley address as one of its best commencement speeches and her films have premiered at top festivals including Sundance.LINKSOrder Tiffany's Book 24/6 - https://24SixLife.comTiffany's Website: https://tiffanyshlain.com; Character Day Tech/LifeBalance Challenges: characterday.orgThe Great Hack (referenced): https://www.thegreathack.com/ About Rachael O'Meara, your hostRachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.About RachaelRachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019.Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).
In this episode 22 of The Pausecast...-​​​ Learn what Eidetic Imagery is, where it came from and why it matters- Understand the difference between Eidetics and Visualizations and how they help to heal and access our clever unconscious- How pausing and accessing Eidetic Imagery can be used to overcome trauma and help heal from past experiences- Rachael is guided through a deep Eidetic Imagery experience by Wendy (and you can follow along) - see what emerges and notice what image you may have as you follow alongAbout Wendy YellenWendy Yellen, named one of the International Top 3 Transformational Experts in her ­field, supports people of heart and integrity around the world to live a full, passionate, successful, and unshackled life of love, awareness and compassion, without it costing them their soul.Wendy had a 100% full, 100% referrals, waiting list only private practice in psychotherapy in Houston, Texas.She closed her practice completely because she no longer believed in any of the traditional and non-traditional therapies she was certi­ed in. Years later, when she was reintroduced to the father of Eidetic Imagery, Dr. Akhter Ahsen, she knew she had found the Holy Grail of transformational work and jumped back into working with people and transformation.Since then she has introduced thousands of men and women around the world to the evidence-based treatment of Eidetics. This practice, based on Ancient Greek knowledge and 21st Century science, uses the power of eidetic images to enable business people and creatives to unlock their full potential and remove the weight of old, often “unseen” vulnerabilities which have been holding them back.More Info:Wendyyellen.comFree Gift for Pausecast'ers mentioned:Spiritual Manifesto:https://wendyyellen.com/spiritualmanifesto/About Rachael O'MearaAbout Rachael O'MearaRachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019.Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
In this episode 21 of The Pausecast...- Partake in an Inner Pilot Light led pause- How the Inner Pilot Light got it’s start- Why you should find your own inner pilot light and how to tap into it- Questions of discernment to know if it’s really your inner pilot light- How to ask for guidance from your inner pilot light- How to know when you feel aligned to make a decision or choice- How to avoid autopilot and ignite your inner pilot light and why it mattersAbout Lissa Rankin, MDLissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Daily Flame,  Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and creator of The Daily Flame. She discovered that connecting with your “Inner Pilot Light” is not only essential to optimal health; it’s also the golden ticket to finding and fulfilling your calling, nurturing healthy relationships, and downloading creative new ideas.Lissa is a connector, collaborator, curator, and amplifier, broadcasting not only her unique visionary ideas, but also those of cutting edge visionaries she discerns and trusts, especially in the field of her latest research into “Sacred Medicine.” In 2012,Lissa founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute, where she and a team of luminary faculty like Deepak Chopra, Rachel Naomi Remen, Bernie Siegel, and Joan Borysenko train physicians and other health care providers about “Whole Health” and the “6 Steps to Healing Yourself.”Lissa has starred in two National Public Television specials, her TEDx talks have been viewed over 4 million times, and she leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen, 1440, Omega, and Kripalu.Linkshttps://lissarankin.com Including FREE Self-healing kit and Rx for Courage Kithttps://innerpilotlight.com/ & Daily Flame Love KitTedx: The #1 Public Health Issue Doctors Aren’t Talking About
In this episode 20 of The Pausecast...​- Experience a pause to help you destress led by Julia- What leads to a burnout diagnosis and how to recover- Julia's journey & surprise as a well being guru and what led up to her "forced pause"- How being stressed leads to more stress and what to do about it.- Why we get so stressed and how to bring those stress hormones back down from flight-or-fight- 3 Tips to de-stress in every day life you can integrate into your commute, morning/evening routine, and daily planAbout Julia:Julia Arndt is a stress management trainer, personal development coach and keynote speaker. Julia worked in high-demanding account management and program management roles at Google for over seven years, before becoming a masterful coach helping professionals in high-pressure environments to rethink their lifestyle and bring long-lasting transformations. She has trained hundreds of Googlers and numerous teams on understanding the effects of stress on body and mind, move beyond burnout and build a mindful lifestyle that delivers focus, high energy and productivity. Besides her Bachelor and Master degree in International Management and Marketing, Julia is a certified life and business coach, holds a MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) certification from the University of Massachusetts, is a gym instructor, graduated at Dublin Business School in a diploma of Sports Psychology and holds a 300h yoga teacher and yoga as a therapeutic model certification. She is the host of the podcast "Stressed - Deliver your Stress Resilience". Her motto: Stress Management is a skill that everyone can learn! Learn more at: www.bluemountainmindfulness.comAbout Rachael O'MearaRachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks at Google YouTube channel.Please see Rachael's Press page for recent articles or Speaking page on where to find Rachael next.She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
In this episode 19 of The Pausecast...- Experience a distraction-rich, focused pause led by Chip- Learn how to ramp up your "DQ" or digital IQ and how it's a predominant skill- Know what makes up a modern elder at any company and how we need more age diversity and "Menterns"- Greyglers, Modern Elders, and more wisdom at work- Why talking "taboo" is key to being a Modern Elder- How the magic of Burning Man lends itself to knowing oneself- What Viktor Frankl, Pause, and the Modern Eldern Elder all have in common- Learn what Chip does to stay on his growth edgeAbout Chip:After running his own successful boutique hotel company for almost 25 years, baby boomer Chip Conley was invited by Airbnb’s millennial CEO/cofounder to join the company as head of global hospitality and strategy.Chip started out as a mentor to a digital native but soon realized he was equally as much an intern in the high tech world. Their intergenerational exchange of wisdom — a modern day trade agreement of EQ (emotional intelligence) for DQ (digital intelligence) — turned into an invaluable four-year journey for both that inspired Chip’s new book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and the launch of the Modern Elder Academy.www.ChipConley.comwww.ModernElderAcademy.com About Rachael:Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks at Google YouTube channel. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.The Powerful Pause Retreat April 26-28th:www.rachaelomeara.com/pauseretreat
In this episode 18 of The Pausecast...​​If you are experiencing burnout or thinking about an extended pause, Reena has many pearls of wisdom to offer. Learn from her experience, know you’re not alone, and listen, honor, and align with your inner voice.​​- Experience a guided pause with Reena- Reena’s personal journey of burning out and leaving the corporate world, leading to her extended pause and eventually founding her own company, PassionFit- How the body always know more and can produce physical symptoms – another sign for a pause- When adding more to your plate can be additive your life- How to know when it’s time to move on- Why support is important for any extended pause and open, clear communication that helps obtain that- Why living your motto helpsAbout Reena:Reena is the founder of Passion Fit  and is a speaker, activewear designer, online course creator, media spokesperson, award-winning fitness champion and certified health and wellness expert. She graduated with a BBA in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Advertising and Communications from Boston University. Reena is also a mom, wife and first generation born Indian-American and has a unique perspective to help others balance it all.FREE GIFT For Pausecast Listeners:Get a 25% discount on her 7 Day Work-Life Balance Crash Course.Use code: PAUSECAST GIFT when you check out.Link: https://passionfit.com/online-courses/
In this episode 17 of The Pausecast...- Experience a ten minute guided pause with Rick- Learn the science behind what our brains experience when we pause.- Why we need to make friends with our reptile brain (and feed the mouse, pet the monkey).- The three headlines of psychological needs - Why we need to keep growing & learning- How changing attitudes helps our bodies feel different- Recipe for boosting resilience and positive outlooks- How many neurons you actually have in your brainContinue studying with Rick in his online class and a 15% discount using code: PAUSE15 Use THIS LINK to sign up:https://www.thefoundationsofwellbeing.com/affiliate/40156 About Rick HansonRick is a psychologist and has written and taught about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – as well as about his relationships, family life, and raising children.In 2009, he wrote Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. The book shows readers many effective ways to “light up” the brain circuits that relieve worry and stress, and promote positive relationships and inner peace.Rick's latest book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, explains how to use positive neuroplasticity to develop 12 vital inner strengths – such as grit, gratitude, and compassion – in order to cope with challenges, pursue opportunities, and find lasting well-being in a changing world.It’s based on his online program – the Foundations of Well-Being – an experiential journey of personal healing and growth that is a year long course anyone can take.More about Rick:Rick's Website https://www.rickhanson.net​
The Pausecast Ep. 16 In this episode 16 of The Pausecast...Experience a “relational pause” led by AmyHow pausing helps when you’re in conflictLearn a sample mantra you can adopt no matter what your conflict style isWhat to do when you are exhausted by conflictHow to pivot and approach conflict methodicallyWhat to do when someone triggers you or you find yourself stuck in a pattern in conflictThe positive benefits of conflictHow conflict helps create diversity & inclusionThe power of having a “what if I’m wrong” pause?Amy’s one hot tip when you’re at a stalemateAbout Amy:Amy Gallo is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how-to guidebook about handling conflict professionally and productively. She is a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, where she writes and develops ideas for the web, magazine, and press.She covers a range of topics with a focus on managing conflict, managing yourself, leading people, and building your career. Having worked with dozens of organizations and written about workplace dynamics for over a decade, Amy is particularly interested in situations in which relationships fall apart and how to repair them.
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