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Author: Liza Horan of MindstreamConnect.com

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The Mindstream Podcast, hosted by MindstreamConnect.com Editor Liza Horan, explores the facts and the stories of mind-body-spirit pathways to greater health and happiness. We cover the consumer and professional sides of complementary, alternative and natural health therapies and spiritual growth practices. Tune in to understand the trends in the global wellness industry; hear wellbeing experts share their knowledge and tips; learn the scientific evidence and historical context of disciplines (from Aromatherapy and Art Therapy to Energy Healing and Intuitive Communication); listen to the real experiences of consumers and industry professionals; deep-dive into issues challenging the wellbeing of individuals and society today; and discover the therapies and practices best suited to you.
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MindstreamConnect.com Editor Liza Horan considers what "mind-body-spirit" means today, reviews worldwide trends in wellness, addresses questions around credibility of these disciplines, and shares exclusive research on the beliefs and behaviours of consumers and professionals in this growing area of holistic health and wellbeing.
MindstreamConnect.com Editor Liza Horan reviews the history of the ancient practice of meditation, highlights the growing body of scientific evidence to support its positive impact, and reports the growth in adoption (meditation is the fastest growing complementary therapy in the U.S.). Guest Andrew Johnson, a clinical hypnotherapist whose meditation app was the first one to debut on the Apple iOS app store, joins us on a deep-dive discussion of the what, how and why of meditation. Meditation newbies and veterans will learn nuances of this practice that promises to improve quality of life and wellbeing. Bonus: Invites to Mindstream's event on 20 June 2019 and a spot on the test panel for the upcoming new website.
Self-employed professionals whose work is creatively and intuitively led are in a unique position when valuing their non-commodity work. Is it right to charge for something that springs from a natural gift? MindstreamConnect.com Editor Liza Horan explores this topic by sharing research on this special workforce and leading a panel discussion that Mindstream hosted for National Freelancers Day 2019. Part I focuses on national trends on independent professionals' money mindset and the joys and challenges of the self-employed workers in complementary, alternative, and natural health, and spiritual growth disciplines; and the panel participants discuss their own journeys from employee to self-employed, sharing anecdotes and learnings. This audio file is Part I. Part II delves into insights on money mindset by the attendees of the National Freelancers Day event, while the panel discusses how to set boundaries, when to work for free (or not), and steps to self-belief. Bonus: Listeners are invited to join the test panel for the upcoming new website. Transcript available on MindstreamConnect.com/podcast #creative #intuitive #NationalFreelancersDay #mindbodyspirit
Self-employed professionals whose work is creatively and intuitively led are in a unique position when valuing their non-commodity work. Is it right to charge for something that springs from a natural gift? MindstreamConnect.com Editor Liza Horan explores this topic by sharing research on this special workforce and leading a panel discussion that Mindstream hosted for National Freelancers Day 2019. Part I focuses on national trends on independent professionals' money mindset and the joys and challenges of the self-employed workers in complementary, alternative, and natural health, and spiritual growth disciplines; and the panel participants discuss their own journeys from employee to self-employed, sharing anecdotes and learnings.  Part II delves into insights on money mindset by the attendees of the National Freelancers Day event, while the panel discusses how to set boundaries, when to work for free (or not), and steps to self-belief. This audio file is Part II. Bonus: Listeners are invited to join the test panel for the upcoming new website. Transcript available on MindstreamConnect.com/podcast #creative #intuitive #NationalFreelancersDay #mindbodyspirit
Learn what's happening in Edinburgh, across Scotland, and in the UK in wellness news and trends from those leading the charge. MindstreamConnect.com editor Liza Horan interviews mind-body-spirit leaders Katy Lomas Olusanya of Calm on Canning Street in Edinburgh, Angela Robertson of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival, Adrian Boiteux of Holistic Ways Festival, Lynda Hamilton-Parker of Holistic Scotland magazine, and Lauren Armes of Welltodo Global in this in-depth episode uncovering hyper-local to global trends. CBD, shamanic drumming, crystals, and personalised nutrition are among the topics. Guests also share their favourite practices for (trying to maintain) a holistic lifestyle. https://mindstreamconnect.com/podcast
Halloween season is the one time of year mainstream society opens to the mystical and magical. After all, the ancient Celts believe this is when the veil between the earthly realm and the spirit world is thinnest. This episode features news of these mysterious aspects in modern life, and focuses on artist Sophie McKay Knight's experience painting the Tarot card deck, and Beltane Fire Society's Bradley McArthur's insights on the relevance of ancient Celtic festivals, like Samhain and Beltane. Through these interviews by MindstreamConnect.com editor Liza Horan, we'll hear why these topics remain relevant to the culture of Scotland. https://mindstreamconnect.com/podcast
This episode kicks off with a round-up of the latest mind-body-spirit news -- from plant-based medicines and virtual reality curbing pain to the Global Wellness Summit's trends for 2020 and beyond -- and continues with a conversation between Mindstream editor Liza Horan and Dr. Caroline Watt, who heads parapsychology research at the University of Edinburgh. Listeners will learn how psi overlaps with psychology and physics, the challenges of testing for mental phenomena, psychic tradition in Scotland, how to join the research panel, and much more.
2020 has taken us for a wild ride. The pandemic caused suffering on many levels and confronted us with forces for change. Host Liza Horan opens this episode with an editorial that highlights the factors and challenges facing us individually and collectively: We have an opportunity for change. What will we do with it? The "good news" segment shares research that offers practical tips on improving resilience, reducing stress and chronic pain, and lifting our mood. Claire Gillman, editor of Kindred Spirit magazine and author of "The Healing Therapies Bible" among many others, shares her insights on the integration of health and fitness with the mind-body-spirit movement over the past 30 years. She also spills secrets of successfully publishing your own story of transformation to help others.
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