Calm it Down

Calm it Down

By Chad Lawson | QCODE

Helping you calm the mind in a world full of noise.

Episodes

From Worn-Out Tees to Inner Peace: Letting Go of Emotional Baggage

Ever found an old t-shirt you just can't throw away? In this episode, "From Worn-Out Tees to Inner Peace: Letting Go of Emotional Baggage," I talk about why we hold onto stuff and feelings we don't need. We'll see how letting go helps clear our minds and makes room for new things. Listen in as we learn how getting rid of the old can bring us peace as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by Honeylove Check out Honeylove for comfy bras and shapewear that boost your confidence. Honeylove designs products that provide amazing support without compromising on comfort, making you feel confident all day long. Don't miss out on their exclusive deal for our listeners: get 20% off your entire order with the promo code CALM at honeylove.com/CALM
27/02/24·21m 28s

Not Alone: Finding Connection in a Crowded World

Ever felt alone even when you're around lots of people? In this episode, we talk about feeling lonely and how to make real friends. Let's dive in and find ways to feel more connected and part of a group. Let's figure out how to turn feeling alone into feeling supported and connected together as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by Factor. Check out Factor Meals for easy, tasty, and healthy eating. Get chef-crafted meals delivered to your door, ready in minutes. Perfect for any diet, including Keto and Vegan. Use promo code calm50 for 50% off your first box at FACTORMEALS.com/calm50. Make eating well simple and delicious!
20/02/24·27m 57s

Seasons of Grief: Discovering Hope in The Whispering Garden

Have you ever thought about where our grief goes when we're trying to feel happy again? In this episode, I'm going to talk about a special place in our minds called "The Whispering Garden." It's a place where grief and hope meet. We'll walk through areas that help us accept our grief, reflect on our memories, and find ways to heal and grow stronger. How can understanding our grief help us find strength and hope? Join me as we search for answers and learn how to grow from our grief as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
13/02/24·26m 27s

Finding Your Museum: The Art of Personal Value

Ever wondered how the people and places around you affect how you feel about yourself? This episode digs into how our environment and friendships can really make us feel valued, kind of like finding where we fit best in the world. I'll share insights inspired by an intriguing story about an old pocket watch, showing us why it’s important to pick and choose what’s in our lives carefully.  This episode is sponsored by: Earth Breeze Our friends at Earth Breeze are here to show us a simple way to make everyday tasks, like doing laundry, better for the planet with their Eco Sheets. Use the code www.earthbreeze.com/CALM to get 40% off and start making a difference.
06/02/24·28m 10s

From Burnout to Bliss: Strategies for Beating Burnout

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, like you're carrying a weight that's just too heavy? As if little by little your sinking deeper into an ocean without realizing?  In this episode, we explore the often-hidden struggles of burnout, its gradual grip on our lives, and its impact on our everyday well-being. Join us to learn practical strategies for lightening that load and rediscovering balance. What steps will you take to lift the weight of stress and journey towards a more peaceful state of mind? Tune in to find out how to regain control and ease in your life as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1. This episode is sponsored by Green Chef. Discover the joy of stress-free, healthy eating with Green Chef! Their delicious, easy-to-follow recipes cater to all lifestyles, from Keto to Vegan. Use code 60calm at greenchef.com/60calm for an amazing 60% off plus 20% off your next two months. #EatWellWithGreenChef"
30/01/24·32m 56s

Life in Focus: Seeing Past the Details

Have you ever felt like there's more to your story than you can see? In this episode of 'Calm It Down', I'm taking you on a journey to uncover the bigger picture of our lives. We're going to try out three different ways to look at ourselves, ways that really change how we understand who we are. Let's put down the magnifying glass and look at our lives with a wider view, to find the beautiful, complicated parts of our stories. Come along and discover a new way to see your life as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
23/01/24·24m 32s

Embracing Change: Learning Why, When, and How

Have you ever thought about how much you change in ways that you can't see in photos? Today on 'Calm it Down', we're going to talk all about change. We'll look at why we change, when it usually happens, and how to deal with it. This is especially important for the changes that surprise us or that we didn't want. So, get comfy and take a deep breath. We're going to learn how to accept changes in our life and grow from them. Ready to calm down and learn about change? Let's Calm it Down in 3…2…1. This week’s episode sponsors: Honeylove - Shapewear Honeylove offers revolutionary, comfortable bras and shapewear, eliminating the need for underwire without losing support. Get a special 20% discount on Honeylove products at www.honeylove.com/CALM Miracle Made - Sheets Miracle Made provides silver-infused, self-cleaning sheets for a comfortable, hygienic sleep, now available with a special offer including 3 free towels and over 40% savings at TryMiracle.com/CALM
16/01/24·29m 16s

The Art of Letting Go: Finding What You Need by Letting Go

In this Calm it Down episode, we explore the power of our inner thoughts through Olympic skater Dan Jansen's story. It's absolutely captivating, incredible, and even educational all at the same time, offering insightful lessons on how to transform our self-talk from self-doubt to self-confident. Learn how changing our self-talk can turn pressures into triumphs, and discover simple strategies to shift your mindset. Listen in as I share some insights on embracing life's challenges with a gentler, more effective approach. Episode Sponsor: Babbel Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at Babbel.com/CALM
09/01/24·37m 28s

Beyond Fireworks: Unveiling Our True Desires in the New Year

In this episode I invite you to join me in a journey beyond the usual New Year's resolutions. We dive deep into understanding what really makes us happy and how to find lasting joy in our lives. At the core of the episode is the reflective question, "When was the last time I felt truly at peace, not just content, but truly at peace?" Listen in as I share insights on how small, daily actions can lead to big changes and help us stay true to ourselves. It's a not so subtle deep-dive into our personal self-discovery as we step into the new year together.
02/01/24·32m 30s

Gifts We Didn't Ask For: Turning Unwanted Gifts into Life Lessons

In this episode, I take you on a journey through the unexpected surprises of life, much like those surprise gifts we find under the Christmas tree (socks, anyone?). I share some insights on how to turn those moments of disappointment into opportunities for growth and creativity. Listen in to learn how to embrace and find joy in life's unexpected turns. Trust me, it’s something you’ll want to unwrap as we discover how these surprising moments can become the most valuable gifts we never knew we needed. This episode is sponsored by Microdose.com. For those interested in exploring the benefits of microdosing THC for a more balanced life, visit Microdose.com and use the code CALM for free shipping and 30% off your first order. That's Microdose.com, code CALM, for 30% off.
26/12/23·34m 12s

Living Differently: Beyond Just Holding On

In this episode of 'Calm it Down,' we explore a less-traveled street: the street of hope. I dive into how hope is an everyday choice, not just a fleeting emotion. We'll look at creative ways to nurture this vital feeling, like building your own 'Hope Chest' and envisioning conversations with a future, wiser you.  This episode isn't just about finding hope; it's about practical, relatable ways create & see it in our daily lives. And even though Theodore Roosevelt was somewhat inspiring with his quote “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”, I offer some insights on doing more than just hanging on when times get tough. Join me for a journey that promises to be both enlightening and heartening, as we discover the power of hope in everyday moments as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1. This episode is sponsored by Lume Deodorant. Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off of your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code CALM at LumeDeodorant.com! #lumepod LumeDeodorant.com & use promo: CALM
19/12/23·26m 8s

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing (La Dolce Far Niente)

When was the last time you did absolutely nothing, on purpose? In this episode, "The Sweetness of Doing Nothing," I explore how taking time to just be can actually boost your creativity and calm your mind. From the joy of reading slowly to the peace of mindful movement, I'll share simple ways to embrace rest in your everyday life. Tune in and find out how doing less can surprisingly bring you more as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
12/12/23·32m 36s

Lighter Paths: From Past Regrets to Present Moments

This week we pick up where we left off in last week's episode, "The Echoes of Yesterday: Living in Memories vs. Moments." We take a long hike into the world of regrets. We learn how regrets can actually be our hidden guides, teaching us valuable lessons instead of weighing us down.  So, if you are ready to turn those 'what ifs' into a path forward, listen in and find out how to transform your yesterday into a brighter today as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
05/12/23·26m 35s

The Echoes of Yesterday: Living in Memories vs. Moments

In this episode we dive into the art of balancing our cherished memories with the beauty of living in the present. I discuss how our past experiences shape us and share practical tips to help you fully engage with each moment. Join me on a journey of self-discovery, where we learn to appreciate every day, not just as a memory but as a part of our ongoing story. Listen in as we explore making the most of the now while honoring our past as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
28/11/23·33m 52s

Embracing the Gray: Finding Peace in Cloudy Days

Ever found solace under a cloudy sky? In this episode of Calm it Down, we delve into the hidden beauty of life's grayer days. Discover how embracing these moments can bring unexpected growth and tranquility. Join me for some reflection into understanding and appreciating the quiet, profound lessons hidden in the clouds. Tune in to uncover the strength in stillness and the wisdom in life's softer shades as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
21/11/23·21m 8s

Illuminating Shadows: Finding Your Light in the Dark

Ever thought you could find some real-life wisdom in Harry Potter? In this episode of 'Calm it Down,' we're getting into just that. It's all about finding your own light, even when things feel kinda dark. I’ll share with you some ways to ‘shed some light’ with ideas like 'Shadow Mapping' and making a 'Gratitude Nightlight' to spot the happy moments hiding in everyday life. So, come hang out, find out how to brighten up your world a bit, and grab some ‘bright’ ideas (pun intended) on riding out the ups and downs as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
14/11/23·37m 12s

Trusting our Decisions (Part 2)

In this episode, we dive deep into the maze of decision-making. Ever felt stuck at a crossroads or questioned a past choice? Together, we'll navigate through moments of doubt, find strength in every twist and turn, and uncover the beauty in every decision. Join me as I continue the dialogue from a listener's question “What are you to do when you’ve committed your whole life to a passion and you’re no longer passionate about it?”. Well, let's look for some clarity in the chaos of our journeys as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
07/11/23·34m 22s

The Crossroads of Commitment: Passion vs Persistence (Part 1)

In this episode, I explore the balance between sticking to what's familiar and trying something new. We all face crossroads in life, but I had a listener write in and ask “What are you to do when you’ve committed your whole life to a passion and you’re no longer passionate about it?”, something I think we've all gone through at some point. We try to understand the emotional tugs of change and how to make decisions with clarity with this Part 1 of a 2 part series on Passion vs Persistence. Join me as we delve into life's twists, turns, and the beauty of choice as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/CALMITDOWN and get on your way to being your best self. 
31/10/23·27m 42s

The Flavor of Humility

Ever swapped salt for sugar in a recipe? I’m sure you’ve had better moments than these. Join me as we navigate through the lesson of baking a humble cookie. Together, we'll knead through the tender courage it takes to say, “I was wrong,” finding humor and growth in our little oops moments. This episode is an invitation to embrace life’s missteps and bake them into our stories with a pinch of self-amusement.. Tune in, and let's bake up some insights together as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
24/10/23·24m 2s

The Rush of Hurry Sickness

Ever felt life's moving too fast, like you're guzzling down a mug of instant coffee? Today, I chat about this rush we're all in, what’s actually known as "hurry sickness". Join me as I explore some ideas and ponder why we're all glued to….everything. Take a minute to slow down and hear what a good cup of coffee can teach us about soaking in the moment. Let's appreciate the moment of now as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
17/10/23·23m 46s

Deflating the Sunday Scaries: Mindfulness in Every Breath (Bonus Episode w/Endel)

Deflate the Sunday Scaries with this special bonus episode of Calm it Down. Join me as we dive deep into the art of breath work and discover how your breathing patterns can be your personal emotional barometer. I'm SO excited to be using the incredibly soothing accompaniment of my album Breathe: Endel Meditation Edition in this episode. Together, we'll journey to turn each of your 23,000 daily breaths into a moment of mindfulness. Say goodbye to Sunday Scaries and hello to a serene start to your week in this very special bonus episode.
15/10/23·12m 46s

From Mental Weeds to Mental Wellness

Ever felt like your mind's a bit like a wild garden, with thoughts popping up like unexpected daisies or maybe some stubborn dandelions? In this episode, we're taking a stroll through our mental gardens, figuring out which 'plants' to water and which 'weeds' might just be misunderstood.  We’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Day. So join me. Dive in, grab your gardening gloves, and let me share some ideas that might just change how you see your inner world. Today, let’s get our hands a little dirty as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
10/10/23·23m 26s

Navigating Life: Your Compass of Compassion

Ever feel like you're navigating a maze of emotions without a map? In today's episode, we explore the ultimate guide you didn't know you had: compassion. Believe it or not, it's the emotional GPS you've been searching for, and it's about to make your journey a whole lot smoother. Tune in and let's find our way together as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1. This episode is sponsored by OneSkin & BetterHelp Get 15% off OneSkin with the codeCALMathttps://www.oneskin.co/#oneskinpod BetterHelp.com/CALMIT - To get 10% off your first month
03/10/23·23m 17s

Stitches in Time

Ever paused to think of your life as a tapestry? Those intricate designs, each thread telling a part of a grander story? In today's episode, I invite you to delve into the art of weaving your own life's tapestry, intertwining memories from the past, moments from the present, and dreams of the future. Along the way, I'll share insights on navigating those tricky knots and choosing threads that truly reflect your essence. Join me as we thread through this thing called life in 3...2...1.
26/09/23·23m 33s

The Sound of Stillness

You know that silence just before an orchestra's first note? In this episode, 'The Sound of Stillness’ we explore the amazing power of silence in our noisy world.  Imagine your thoughts as a symphony, each one playing its part in the grand composition of your life. Listen in to discover how to become the maestro of your own inner orchestra and why silence could be your most captivating performance yet. Let’s hear the silence as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
19/09/23·18m 4s

Dance of Your Ripple: The Unseen Impact You Make

Have you ever tossed a pebble into a calm pond and watched the ripples? It's fascinating, isn't it!? In this episode of 'Calm it Down', we dive into how our everyday actions create waves, just like that pebble. Join me as we explore the simple moments that shape the world around us and the lasting impact we can have. Tune in and discover the power of your ripple as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
12/09/23·18m 40s

Mastering the Palette of Your Emotions

Ready to get colorful with your feelings? Think of your emotions as a palette, filled with blues of sadness, reds of passion, and every hue in between. Listen in as we dig into how to mix and balance these colors to paint a picture of a life truly felt. Get your brushes ready; we're about to create an emotional masterpiece as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.
05/09/23·19m 28s

The Compass of Intuition (Summer Archive)

Some nights you just lay there asking yourself "did I do the right thing today? Did I turn right when perhaps I should have turned left? The mind spinning the spiral of questions of should haves. But today, I'm going to share with you something that has guided from day one and will do so for the rest of life; your gut. That intuition, that inner voice giving you the road map one step at a time. Sometimes we doubt the turns and that's okay. Detours eventually get us where we need to be; when we're supposed to. Listen in as we pull out the compass of our intuition and follow our gut to where it takes us. And yes, sometimes that means following it to some chocolate chip cookies ;) This episode is sponsored brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/CALMITDOWN and get on your way to being your best self.
29/08/23·20m 26s

You Can't Always Get What You Want (Summer Archive)

Sure, sure, you’ve heard the Rolling Stones’ “You Can't Always Get What You Want”?, since you were knee-high but do you KNOW the story behind it!? Who would have thought we would tackle the subject of depression with Mick Jagger as our inspiration?! Join me as we break down what depression really is and what we can do about it. Listen in as you may “just get what you need.” (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)
22/08/23·12m 1s

Beyond the Shell: Resilience, Beauty, and New Beginnings

Have you ever wondered which creature truly symbolizes the spirit of a “breakthrough”? Imagine an animal, which seems to be trapped, though patient while still determined to kick free and begin a new, vibrant existence. As it unfolds, we're left spellbound, witnessing a scene that's both poignant and powerful. This isn't your typical nature story; it's a reflection of our shared battles and victories. Listen in as I explore this inspiring tale and the parallels it draws to our own lives. Get ready to be moved. Let's find our breakthrough together as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
15/08/23·14m 16s

Using the Breath Switch - Easing Anxiety with Your Breath

Imagine if we had a switch that could instantly ease our nerves. We could flip it whenever we felt anxious or stressed, and breathe a sigh of relief as calmness washed over us. Of course, such a thing is only a fantasy. But that doesn't mean we can't find ways to calm ourselves in the moment. Sometimes, all it takes is a deep breath. Listen in as we learn you have everything you need with you RIGHT NOW to calm the mind and aid in easing your anxiety. Watch this, we can do it together. Let's Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
08/08/23·17m 40s

Life Lessons (Summer Archive)

Everyone should know the warning signs when our bodies are telling us we're under too much stress but what to do about it is rarely taught. Which means it’s usually swept under the rug and never mentioned. Why is that? We know how to cook 3-4 meals, make 2-3 cocktails even but when it comes to stress or anxiety we panic, completely shut down and just hope it never comes back....but it always does. Today, you're going to learn 2 very important life-lessons to pull out when the stress is pulling you down. Listen in, it's easier than you thought and more powerful than you'd ever imagined.
01/08/23·13m 56s

You Are Not a Fish - The Importance of Self Worth (Summer Archive)

"I'm worthless.", said the fish. "I can't even climb a tree. The squirrel can. Look at him." We're each uniquely, and beautifully, different. And while we each have traits/talents that are ours, what happens when we strip those 'things' away. Who are we at our core? Listen in to this archived summer episode as we learn the importance of Self Worth in 3...2...1.
25/07/23·10m 38s

The Wall We Build (Comfortably Numb) - Summer Archive

Who would've thought we would learn so much from Pink Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall. As life happens, we get the various bumps, setbacks and punches below the belt. All of these and more lead to us "protecting ourselves" but what if it's that 'protection' that's hindering us from being our full potential? This wall, this shield we build around ourselves may not be what we think it is. Listen in to this archived episode as we break down the ideas behind 'The Wall' in our hopes to no longer be Comfortably Numb.
18/07/23·14m 46s

The Iceberg of Nostalgia (Summer Archive)

Aw, nostalgia. Traversing merrily down memory lane is such a delight, until it isn't. Sure it's fun to see old pictures of what you wore 30 years ago is now making a come back but the short "just a glance" can quickly turn to a "how great things used to be." But today, I ask a most poignant question "was it?" Was it really all that great? Was it everything that right now isn't? I challenge you do listen to my thoughts on yesteryear. You may be surprised on the take I have. Listen in as we swim around the iceberg of nostalgia.
11/07/23·14m 15s

The Puzzle of Grief - Summer Archive

Let's chat about grief. It's a heavy word, but what if we looked at it differently. Instead of seeing it as something purely sad, we explore how it can actually reminds us of what we deeply care about. We'll journey together through this idea, discovering that even in sadness, there's a bright side — a testament to love and meaningful connections. Come along on this unique exploration of grief, where we celebrate the strength, love, and life it unexpectedly represents as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
04/07/23·18m 4s

Be Kind, Rewind, Life on VHS - Summer Archive

What would you do if movie magic became reality? If, in the movies, we could always get what we wanted by just wishing hard enough or following our hearts, life would be a dream. However, as we all know, this is not the case. In real life, things don't always go according to plan. We make mistakes and sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we hoped it would. Just like in the movies, though, there is still much to be learned from these less-than-perfect moments. But listen in as you'll see there's a reason for this. And guess what, it's a great one. You won't be disappointed
27/06/23·13m 28s

The Struggle is Real - Summer Archive

In today's episode, we grapple with the notion that if you can't break it down to a child, how can you truly grasp it yourself? We'll journey into the world of 'hardship', as interpreted through the poignant insights of The Velveteen Rabbit. Paying tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh, we'll explore the concept that when you immerse yourself completely in each fleeting moment, you are indeed fully experiencing life itself. Let's dive in, shall we, in 3...2...1.
20/06/23·17m 27s

Where Does Your Happiness Come From? (Summer Archive)

Do we ever stop to wonder where our moments of joy and happiness come from during our daily routine? Today's podcast episode aims to explore this thought-provoking question. We're taking a break from the usual rush to understand our emotions better. We'll find out that the source of our happiness isn't as hidden as we may think. By understanding it, we can tap into it more, bringing more joy into our day-to-day lives. Tune in to discover more about your happiness and where it truly comes from.
13/06/23·14m 11s

Scars of Hope (Summer Archive)

Scars. Scars are hard. They’re a reminder of something we went through that we would rather forget. They can be a source of shame, or a source of strength. And no matter what they look like, or where they are, scars always have a story to tell. But the most interesting thing is 'how' our scars can not only empower us personally but be the hope in the lives of others. Listen into this rebroadcast from March of 2022 as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
06/06/23·15m 30s

It's Okay to Be Sad (Summer Archive)

Great. Everything is….great, supposedly. The pressure to look great, to feel great, to post something great but what if I just don't feel great. What if at my core I’m just sad. A study from 2017 stated an estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. That was 2017. WAY before we pulled out the KN95s. This episode I’m going to share three reasons why feeling sad perhaps isn’t so bad after all; for a season.
30/05/23·13m 20s

Perfectly Overrated. Dealing with Life's Imperfections

Ever pondered why perfection seems overrated? In this episode, "Perfectly Overrated: You're Doing Better Than You Think," I turn this idea on its head. Just like the unique charm in a lopsided mug or a hat-shaped bowl, life's almost whimsical imperfections make us who we are. Listen in as I dive into an art form where 'perfect' isn’t always the goal, and exploring how the lessons from a potter's wheel can help us embrace our own wonderfully imperfect lives. Join me, as we reshape our perspective on perfection. Remember, you're doing better than you think! Let’s find out how in 3…2…1.
23/05/23·24m 12s

Your Favorite Picture (Previously Released Episode)

What is your favorite picture? The one at your desk or hanging on a wall that always seems turn any day of rain into sun. While that picture is your emotional go to, what if I told you there's more pictures waiting to be made. But sometimes it's easier to live in yesteryear than in the moment at hand. Listen in to this episode of Calm it Down podcast where I share some thoughts about what really makes the perfect picture.
16/05/23·12m 34s

Name It to Tame It: Naming Your Fears and Taking Control

Are you afraid of the dark? Do clowns give you the heebie-jeebies? Does the thought of public speaking make you want to run for the hills? Fear not, my friend! This episode is here to teach you how to "Name It to Tame It.", IT as in "your fears!" Listen in as I share how naming your biggest fear immediately gives you control to conquer them like the brave soul you are! Buckle up, buttercup, and get ready to face your fears head-on! Let's Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
09/05/23·22m 4s

The Art of Being Content: Avoiding Complacency

Are you tired of constantly chasing after happiness and feeling like you're never quite satisfied? Well, in this episode, I explore the difference between contentment and complacency, and how the Finnish have mastered the art of being the happiest country in the world for the 6th straight year! What is in the WATER up there!? Join me as I share some tips on how to cultivate contentment in your life, and why it's so important to avoid becoming complacent.
02/05/23·20m 18s

Whose Life Are You Living? Rediscovering Your Path and Charting Your Own Course

We often find ourselves lost in the expectations of others, societal norms, and the dreams of our loved ones. It's easy to forget that our lives should be a reflection of our selves; what we imagine our life to be. But what if we could reclaim our lives and chart our own course? This is the journey of self-discovery that we embark on in this episode. Join me as we explore the process of untangling the web of external influences, embracing our individuality, and making intentional choices that align with our authentic selves. Get ready to be inspired, to embrace your uniqueness, and to chart a path towards a life that's truly your own. Let's Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
25/04/23·20m 23s

Let Your Light Shine: Owning Your Authenticity

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by society's expectations? Like you have to act, look, or work in a certain way to fit in? It's tough and we can lose our true selves. In this episode, we'll talk about why it's important to be yourself and give practical tips to break away from conformity. Whether you're an artist, caregiver, or anyone who wants to live on their own terms, this episode is for you. So grab a cup of tea, relax, and let's Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
18/04/23·19m 50s

Destination: Emotional Fulfillment - Finding our Purpose - Part 2

Have you ever felt like your life's destination can't be found on a map, let alone a GPS? Well, you're in the right place (at least with this episode), because this is part two of my two-part series, and I'm going to share some more ideas how to help you find your way along the emotional highway. From chunking your goals to celebrating your successes, there are some key road-trips on the roadmap to success. It's a beautiful day for a drive. Hop in and join me as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
11/04/23·22m 36s

Lost & Found: What Matters Most in Life? Finding Your Purpose - Part One

Everyone needs a sense of direction in life; having a clear purpose and goals is essential for feeling confident, motivated, and fulfilled. Without a 'roadmap', we can end up meandering around aimlessly with no real idea of where to go. Though it may seem pretty overwhelming to figure out what we want and how to get there, setting goals can open the door to clarity and newfound motivation. In this episode, join me as we explore the importance of having a destination in mind! Discover how creating a roadmap can help you stay focused and make steady progress towards achieving your desires. Your journey awaits - embrace the open road, follow the signs and let's find some fulfillment on the path of discovery as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
04/04/23·23m 34s

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow....Probably

In today's episode, we'll be exploring ways to cultivate hope in our lives. Because let's face it, life can be unpredictable and chaotic, and sometimes it feels like the sun may never shine again. But even in the midst of our darkest days, there's always hope. By holding onto hope and believing that tomorrow will bring a brighter day, we can weather life's storms and emerge stronger and more resilient on the other side. So, let's grab our sunglasses and look to the sky with optimism, because even if we can't guarantee that the sun will come out tomorrow, we can choose to believe that it probably will. Join us as we dive into ways to cultivate hope as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
28/03/23·19m 6s

The Rhythm of Rest

Ever wondered how the perfect melody can drift you off into dreamland? Well, in today's episode, we're exploring the fascinating rhythm of rest and how calming music can help you sleep faster and better. Listen in as I share the science behind soothing tunes and how they work their magic to slow down your heart rate and whisk you away to a peaceful slumber. So, whether you're battling bedtime woes or simply want to level up your relaxation game, join me in this cozy conversation while you'll also hear NEW music from my latest EP, drift! Let's unlock the secrets of music together and make those sweet dreams a reality. Tune in now as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
21/03/23·13m 34s

Encore Episode: Regrets Are So 15 Minutes Ago

Today's episode is an encore presentation of one of my personal favorites, and a fan-favorite as well: "Regret is so 15 minutes ago." As you may know, I'm currently on tour and just finished playing two incredible shows in Canada (Quebec & Toronto). Right now, I'm in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, for a couple of days, before heading to Red Bank, NJ, and Washington DC on March 16th and 18th, respectively. If you're in any of those areas, be sure to come and say hi! But for now, let's dive into regret. It's a feeling that we've all experienced at some point in our lives, but it's all about the perspective we bring to it. In this episode, we'll explore how to move past regret and focus on the future. Thanks for tuning in, and I appreciate your support as always. Stay tuned for more exciting updates, and remember, regret is so 15 minutes ago!
14/03/23·12m 16s

Embracing the Highs, Enduring the Lows: Navigating Life's Ups and Downs

Do you ever feel like life is a rollercoaster, with its ups and downs? You're not alone. In this week's Calm it Down podcast, I shares some tips for embracing the highs and enduring the lows. From being mindful of your thoughts to taking care of yourself and reaching out for help, listen in as I give some practical advice for navigating life's challenges. Plus, I even give you some homework to try out this week! It’s not too hard, I promise. Let’s Calm it Down in 3…2…1.
07/03/23·17m 16s

How A Chocolate Chip Cookie Taught Me Some Life Lessons

We all know the classic chocolate chip cookie - gooey, filled to the brim with chocolate chips and oh-so-satisfying. But in this episode of the Calm it Down podcast, we're taking it a step further. We explore how this humble treat has much to teach us about life. So grab a glass of milk and tune in as we explore how a gooey morsel of goodness can give us the insight we need to make life a little sweeter, smarter, and all-around a bit more tastier.
28/02/23·15m 52s

Life is a Teacher, Are You Paying Attention?

There's an age-old cliché that says we learn something new everyday. But if life is a teacher, are we really paying attention and listening to the lessons? From childhood to adulthood, it seems like each stage of our lives can provide us with meaningful moments of growth - but how often do these transformations turn into real life applications? In this episode, I hope to explore the ways in which life continuously gives us opportunities for learning - and more importantly, how we can use those teachings as fuel for further growth and development. With creativity, focus and a pinch of humility, anything is possible - so let’s jump right in as we Calm it Down in 3…2…1
21/02/23·21m 10s

breathe: A Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Mindfulness

With the skies opening and my touring returning, some concert halls have asked me to lead a guided breath-work meditation before the shows. This is seriously one of my most favorite things ever! But one of the questions I get asked the most is "well, what's it like? what kind of experience?" In today's episode, I take listeners through a peaceful journey that is perfect for anyone looking to de-stress. We'll be focusing on our breath as we clear our minds and let go of any worries or concerns we may have. If you're new to meditation or just want someone to talk you through it, this episode is perfect for you! So grab your device, find a comfortable spot, and join me for some peace and tranquility. Let’s Calm it Down in 3..2..1.
14/02/23·33m 6s

When Are You The Most Yourself?

Searching for our true selves can be both intimidating and exciting. Despite the pressures of everyday life, remembering to pause and recognize moments when we feel in tune with our most honest selves can be incredibly rewarding. It may sound simple, but sometimes it’s hard to recognize when these moments are occurring. A good place to start is by paying attention to what brings you joy, whether that's spending time alone, engaging in a physical activity or simply having a conversation with someone. These experiences have the potential to reveal different parts of your personality and foster an even deeper understanding of who you are beneath all of the expectations and responsibilities that life throws at us. So let’s embark on this journey together as we look for ways to authentically express ourselves and ultimately reach a place of lasting fulfillment.
07/02/23·19m 13s

The Truth About Sensitivity (And Why You Shouldn't Underestimate It)

We've heard a lot about how being tough and strong is important, but what about those of us who always seem to wear our hearts on our sleeves and express our emotions openly? Contrary to popular belief, emotional sensitivity is not a hindrance - often it can be what we need to help us get through the tough times in life. Emotional sensitivity allows us to better connect with others and understand the world around us. In this episode, we explore the power of emotional sensitivity and examine why it should be celebrated rather than shamed. With a funny and creative lens, I will offer you some thought-provoking perspectives that may just help you appreciate the importance of being emotionally sensitive! Join me as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1.
31/01/23·14m 17s

The Power of Longing

Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? That there's a longing for something more but you're not sure what it is? In this episode of the Calm It Down Podcast, we explore the power of longing and how it can be an important signal that we're meant for something more. We'll discuss the difference between passing fancy and sincere desire, and how to begin to listen to the clues our longing provides. If you've ever felt lost or uncertain about your next steps, this episode is for you! Check it out, share it with a friend and drop me a note how you think longing is or isn't an integral part of your journey.
24/01/23·16m 31s

The Company You Keep - Releasing Toxic Relations

We all make choices in life, and one of the biggest is who we allow into our inner circle. It's easy to think that anyone we call a friend is a positive influence on us, but sometimes that isn't always the case. If you feel like things aren't quite right in your relationships, it might be time for you to take a step back and re-evaluate those bonds. In this episode, we'll talk about ways to detect bad influences in your relationships and ways to cut ties with toxic people so you can cultivate strong friendships with those who are supportive and encouraging. Listen in as we Calm it Down.
17/01/23·19m 23s

Asking for Help - The Why, When and Who.

We’ve all been there, struggling and feeling like we have to fight our own battles alone. We put on a brave face and tell ourselves everything is fine, but often times the truth is that we could really use some help. Asking for help has long been viewed as a sign of weakness or failure, leaving us feeling stigmatized or embarrassed when it comes time to reach out for assistance. But why? Why can't seeking help from others be seen as an admirable act of courage — something expected rather than shamed? Let's find out by uncovering the secrets behind this four letter word: Help. Together, let's explore how understanding the stigma surrounding asking for assistance can empower us to take control of our lives!
10/01/23·24m 30s

Not Perfect, Better

We often strive to be perfect in all that we do; but perfectionism can lead us down a path of constant dissatisfaction, feelings of guilt and worry. This year, instead of focusing on being perfect, let's focus on being better—better than where we were last year and better at taking care of ourselves. It's time to start aiming for progress rather than perfection and focusing our energy on developing better habits that will help us reach the goals we truly desire. This week, we start the new year with the mantra Better, Not Perfect. Join me and let’s take a step forward.
03/01/23·17m 30s

Bridge of Hope

As this current year draws towards its close, many of us may find ourselves facing a seemingly insurmountable bridge that stands between us and the new year. Whether it's loneliness or worry about the future, sadness for what has been lost, or simply feeling overwhelmed - there are bound to be strong feelings that can keep us from taking the next steps. But before we ring in the countdown, let's look at the bridge we've crossed this year, all that we've come through, all that we stepped forward one step at a time.
27/12/22·18m 11s

Suffering in Silence - Let's Talk this Out

Aaahhh, the joys of catching a cold. Not the "oh it's chilly outside.", but the "my nose is stuff and I'm miserable." That all too familiar chill that takes over your body; it's something we've all experienced. Although a seemingly trivial thing, this cold can represent much more than what meets the eye - it can be symbolic of inner turmoil and emotional struggles. Listen in as we connect these two things together. Examining how emotions play an integral part of our lived experiences and use them as insight into how to better manage difficult times. Join me on a journey exploring the parallels of how mental health is more common to the common cold than you think.
20/12/22·16m 34s

Life Chose You

We are never given more than we can handle. So when you feel like life is giving you too much to handle, know that it chose you for a reason. It saw the strength in you to be able to deal with whatever situation it throws your way. Be grateful for the chance to help others through their time of need and ask yourself what strength you can bring to them. Life will always find a way to keep going, no matter how hard things seem at first. You just have to be willing to see the good in every situation and find the strength within yourself to get through it and to realize for THIS particular moment you're in, Life Chose You.
13/12/22·14m 26s

Not So Traditional Traditions - Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, family, and friends. But what happens when grief interrupts that? What do you do when the holidays don't feel like they used to? Today's episode explores some new traditions that can help make the holiday season a little more bearable for those who are grieving.
06/12/22·18m 56s

The Foolish Lion and The Clever Rabbit - Taming our Emotions

Emotions are a normal and essential part of our lives but that doesn't mean we should always act on every one of them. It's important to be aware of the different types of emotions and how they can impact our decisions. Knowing how to deal with emotional reactions can help us make sounder judgments in everyday life - whether we're choosing what to wear or picking who to date. Our emotions can be swayed just as strongly as our response TO our emotions. So, how do we tame this lion within us to be less.....emotional? Dive in as we find out.
29/11/22·18m 56s

Be Kind, Rewind - Your Life on VHS

What would you do if movie magic became reality? If, in the movies, we could always get what we wanted by just wishing hard enough or following our hearts, life would be a dream. However, as we all know, this is not the case. In real life, things don't always go according to plan. We make mistakes and sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we hoped it would. Just like in the movies, though, there is still much to be learned from these less-than-perfect moments. But listen in as you'll see there's a reason for this. And guess what, it's a great one. You won't be disappointed
22/11/22·13m 44s

Forgiveness is Not......

Forgiveness. It's something we've all heard of, and even experienced to some degree in our lives. But what is it really? What does it mean to forgive someone? Is it simply saying that you're no longer mad or upset at someone? Is it more than that? In this episode, I'm going to explore what forgiveness is not, as well as give my own definition of forgiveness can be.
15/11/22·16m 0s

Drawers of Emotional Baggage

We all have that one t-shirt. You know the one I'm talking about—it's the one you've had for years and years, and it's seen better days. It's comfortable, sure, but it's also stained, full of holes, and maybe a little bit smelly. Just like an old t-shirt, our emotional baggage can be stained with the negative experiences of our past. It can be full of holes from all the times we've been hurt. And it can be so threadbare that it doesn't provide any warmth or protection anymore. Sound familiar? That's because that old t-shirt in your closet is a lot like your emotional baggage. Listen in and let me explain.
08/11/22·19m 11s

You Are Not a Disappointment

In life, we all experience disappointing moments. Times when things don't go our way and we don't get the outcome we were hoping for. These moments can be really tough to deal with and can sometimes make us feel like a disappointment to others and ourselves. But today, we're going to learn the difference between disappointing and being a disappointment. There's a much wider gap than you would ever imagine. Listen in, share with a friend and most importantly, give yourself some grace.
01/11/22·20m 6s

Healing Our Relationship With Food

There's something about sitting down to a plate of food that can make us feel immediately guilty. We think about all the things we could have done differently - we shouldn't have had that extra slice of cake, we should have gone for a run before breakfast, we should be eating more greens. But what if, instead of beating ourselves up every time we eat, we took a moment to appreciate how miraculous and nourishing the food is? Just think about all the incredible things that had to happen for that meal to end up on our plates. The seed had to be sown, the sun had to shine, the rain had to fall, the crop had to be harvested. And that's just the journey of the food itself! Then somebody had to cook it, and somebody else had to serve it. So many people and so many processes came together to create this one meal, and it is truly a gift. If we can remember that every time we eat, maybe it will help us break the cycle of shame that food so often brings. Today, we talk about one of my very favorite things; food!
25/10/22·19m 14s

Laughing at Life's Unpredictability

Every morning is a chance for a fresh start. A chance to heal, grow, laugh, and embrace all of life's unpredictability. Today may be tough, but it's also a chance to learn and become stronger. The past is over and done with; it can't be changed. All we have is the present moment, which we can choose to make the best of it or not. Today is a new day, full of possibilities. Let's make the most of it!
18/10/22·13m 22s

Hurry Sickness - The Burnout of Balance

Do you ever feel like you're constantly in a hurry? Like you never have enough time for everything? Overwhelmed and stressed out? If so, then you may be experiencing what's called "hurry sickness." Unfortunately, hurry sickness is becoming increasingly common as our society becomes more and more fast-paced. But what is hurry sickness and why is it such a big deal? And most importantly, what can we do to address it and prevent burnout? Listen in to find out.
11/10/22·16m 53s

Party of One - The Loneliest Number

Loneliness. That nagging feeling that something is missing, and no matter how much we try to fill the hole, it always seems to come back. Loneliness has been called the "common cold of emotions" because it's so widespread. But why is loneliness so common? And what can we do about it? Listen in as we explore the solitude soliloquy and offer some solutions for overcoming it.
04/10/22·20m 32s

Oceans of Change - Beginning Something New

The other day someone wrote to ask my advice on adapting to new seasons. They are entering their first year of college away from home and wanted to know what advice I could offer. Whether you're transitioning into a new job, a new relationship, or a new home, change can be tough. If you're finding it difficult to adjust to your new circumstances, don't worry—you're not alone. In this episode we'll take a look as to how change can be easier than we allow ourselves to be accustomed to.
27/09/22·15m 32s

As Real As It Gets - Dealing with Depersonalization

Dealing with depersonalization can be a challenge. Sometimes, it feels like you are living in a dream and everything is not real. It's hard to focus on anything when you feel this way. You may find it difficult to connect with other people and experience the world around you. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing depersonalization, recognizing and accepting that life is lived in the present moment can be a helpful start. Today, we find ways to become Real. Present. Alive.
20/09/22·22m 10s

You Are Not a Burden

Unicorns and suicide have something in common: they're both based on fiction. We like to think of suicide as something that doesn't happen to real people, that it's a myth. But the truth is, suicide is all too real. Every day, people of all ages and backgrounds take their own lives. And while we may not know them personally, their deaths have a ripple effect, touching the lives of those who knew and loved them. September is Suicide Awareness Month. If we're going to prevent suicide, we need to stop treating it like a myth and start acknowledging the very real pain and suffering that leads someone to take their own life. Only then can we hope to provide the support and resources that those in need so desperately deserve.
13/09/22·19m 10s

Aim for Failure

Failure is something that we often try to avoid. We are taught from a young age that it's not okay to make mistakes, and that we should always do our best in order to be successful. But what if failure was actually the key to success? What if we stopped being afraid of failure, and started embracing it as part of the process? You are about to hear one of the most fascinating stories that seems to be absent from a lot of the history books. And once you hear of this iconic person and his path, you will be inspired to hear how sometimes we just need a little nudge of failure.
06/09/22·15m 22s

Using the Breath Switch - Easing Anxiety with Your Breath

Imagine if we had a switch that could instantly ease our nerves. We could flip it whenever we felt anxious or stressed, and breathe a sigh of relief as calmness washed over us. Of course, such a thing is only a fantasy. But that doesn't mean we can't find ways to calm ourselves in the moment. Sometimes, all it takes is a deep breath. Listen in as we learn you have everything you need with you RIGHT NOW to calm the mind and aid in easing your anxiety.
06/08/22·18m 10s

Lifelong Lessons

In order to get the most out of anything, you must first bring an understanding of what it is you want from it. And that means even with this podcast and its 73 episodes. Without this fundamental understanding, you'll only ever be skimming the surface of possibilities. And let's be honest, we're tired of skimming. We want rich, deep, authentic.....life. We want to live and feel as if we're living fully. So, before we dive in further I have to ask...how come you're listening? And if you are, are you making the difference it takes?
31/05/22·14m 57s

The Iceberg of Nostalgia

Aw, nostalgia. Traversing merrily down memory lane is such a delight, until it isn't. Sure it's fun to see old pictures of what you wore 30 years ago is now making a come back but the short "just a glance" can quickly turn to a "how great things used to be." But today, I ask a most poignant question "was it?" Was it really all that great? Was it everything that right now isn't? I challenge you do listen to my thoughts on yesteryear. You may be surprised on the take I have. Listen in as we swim around the iceberg of nostalgia.
24/05/22·14m 24s

The Kind You Live / You Are Not Alone Pt 3 / Mental Health Month

This episode takes inspiration from the touchingly beautiful book, "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse", by Charlie Mackesy. While it's somewhat directed as a children's book, I'm often asking myself "is it REALLY for children or for adults?", as the life lessons are simple yet wonderfully profound. Listen in as we learn the importance of kindness, love, friendship and even cake. You'll be surprised what we find on this journey with a most unique group of friends.
17/05/22·21m 28s

The Fog of Shame / You Are Not Alone Pt 2 / Mental Health Month

How often have you ever thought "I'm probably the only one that thinks, acts, lives this way." As much as I want to talk about it with someone, anyone, I should just keep it to myself, smile, nod my head and wait to breakdown behind closed doors. It feels like we're carrying a heavy burden, but we don't want to tell anyone about it. We’re afraid that if we speak up, people will think we’re ‘not of sound mind’. So we keep quiet and carry on as best as we can. But the truth is, this shame is crippling us. It’s holding us back from living the life we want to live. And it’s time to break free from it. So how do we do that?
10/05/22·22m 2s

One Moment at a Time / You Are Not Alone Pt 1 / Mental Health Month

This is the first episode in a month-long series on mental health awareness. In May, which is mental health awareness month, we are talking about self harm and suicide. This episode has a tip on how to get through moments when all you can think about is leaving. There is something better than just finding an exit. I will show you how to find peace in the chaos and stay for the big show; ie life. Listen as we learn how to take things one moment at a time.
03/05/22·17m 54s

Blessings in Disguise

You know those times when you're worrying about something and then it turns out not to be a big deal after all? It's almost like the universe is trying to tell you something. Well, believe it or not, those moments can actually be blessings in disguise. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that it might be for the best. Thought it may not feel like it in the moment, looking back in hindsight it may have been the catalyst to where you are today.
26/04/22·18m 0s

Which Way to Go? (The Compass of Intuition)

Some nights you just lay there asking yourself "did I do the right thing today? Did I turn right when perhaps I should have turned left? The mind spinning the spiral of questions of should haves. But today, I'm going to share with you something that has guided from day one and will do so for the rest of life; your gut. That intuition, that inner voice giving you the road map one step at a time. Sometimes we doubt the turns and that's okay. Detours eventually get us where we need to be; when we're supposed to. Listen in as we pull out the compass of our intuition and follow our gut to where it takes us. And yes, sometimes that means following it to some chocolate chip cookies ;)
19/04/22·14m 0s

When They Don't Love You Back (Unrequited Love)

Wuv, Twue, Wuv. No, today’s episode isn’t about one of the greatest films ever made (The Princess Bride) but something I’m certain we’ve all experienced at least once in our life. Unrequited love. That ‘I like them but they haven’t even noticed I’m in the same room’ kinda thing. Chasing or loving someone that doesn’t share the same warm & fuzzies is hard. Brutally hard, emotionally. And while we’ve all been there before, it still feels like ‘you’re the only one’. 

Today, we talk about fishing (yup), our emotions and what to do when you toss the ball but it’s never caught, much less thrown back.
12/04/22·17m 50s

Finding Serenity

in 1932, theologian Reinhold Niebuhr inked one of the most recognizable aspirations of serenity ever written. So much so, it became ingrained in many 12 step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. What do these 27 words have to offer in helping us find our calm? Listen in as you may find yourself saying it when you need it most.
05/04/22·13m 44s

Dirty Dishes of Happiness (learning to Focus)

Dishes. The pile up, we ignore them. Or, we rush through them to just ....well....rush through them. Who would have ever thought a Vietnamese Monk would offer such introspective insight with a sink full of dirty dishes. And to be honest, after learning, I can honestly say my life hasn't been the same since. I have a feeling yours won't be either. Listen in as we find a quieting mind amongst the pots and pans.
29/03/22·14m 39s

Just One More Time

What’s the first animal that comes to mind when I say “break through”? What animal literally kicks its way free in order to move into the next cycle of life which we gaze at bewilderedly in its beauty? 

 No, this isn’t an episode about science or about rare species, but how a most beautiful animal has a story that will resonate with all of us.
22/03/22·14m 50s

Scars of Hope

Scars. Scars are hard. They’re a reminder of something we went through that we would rather forget. They can be a source of shame, or a source of strength. And no matter what they look like, or where they are, scars always have a story to tell. But the most interesting thing is 'how' our scars can not only empower us personally but be the hope in the lives of others.
15/03/22·16m 0s

Confrontation Station

Sticks and stones may break my bones but.....can you do it in-love? Today, we talk about a different kind of love. No, not tiger-mom, helicopter-parent love but Confrontational Love. Love when it doesn't necessarily 'feel' like love but it is. Would you rather someone cushion the words and not be honest or would you rather know the person you give yourself emotionally to is a bit 'too honest' but at least honest nonetheless. Listen in as we break down the two conversations of how love is spoken.
08/03/22·14m 24s

Where Does Your Happiness Come From?

A question we rarely stop to think about. We wake up, brush our teeth, maybe have breakfast and before we know it we're on the treadmill of the day until we turn out the light at night. Do we ever stop to think about "where" does our happiness, our joy, those little perks in the day come from? Take a moment to listen in and pause. It's well worth taking the interest in as we find out where the well of happiness is hidden in our emotional valley.
01/03/22·14m 33s

The Struggle is Real

If you can't explain it to a child, then how can you explain it even to yourself? Today, we embrace the reality of 'struggle' through the eyes and wisdom of The Velveteen Rabbit. Along with a sincere nod to Thich Nhat Hanh, let's understand how when you are truly present in every moment of life, you're truly in the midst of that; life.
22/02/22·18m 10s

The Show Goes On

Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift had a hit a few years ago called Shake it Off. In full transparency all I can remember of the song is the tag-line "shake it off" so I honestly have no idea WHAT the song is about BUT I reckon it to this episode about how, regardless we feel about it, life goes on. The show doesn't stop mid act and wait for us to recover/lick our wounds or even reflect. As you'll see in one of my most embarrassing moments in my professional career, The Show literally Goes On. Tune in to learn how sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves and take the words of wisdom from Ms. Swift to simply shake it off.
15/02/22·15m 32s

In Times of Struggle

I can't help but to hear McCartney's voice with the opening lyrics of Let it Be but hearing anything from the Beatles is never a bad thing. But life, obviously, has its storms and while McCartney's voice is top-shelf, sometimes we need a little more to carry us through life's ups and downs. Today, we find out w-h-a-t that thing or things may be to help us In Times of Struggle. Listen in.
08/02/22·15m 52s

Calm the Mind - Meditation 101

It’s a world of noise, of ups and downs, of shiny things in one direction and something flashy in another. How in the world are you supposed to ‘calm the mind’ with everything around you set to 11!? 

 You’ve heard the word meditation, you’ve heard there’s this secret way of de-stressing and finding a state of peace but you haven’t a clue where to begin. Well, here is your chance. Today, we crack open the Meditation 101 book and dive in. It’s easier than you think to exist in a state of less stress and more happy. Listen in. You won’t be disappointed.
01/02/22·14m 56s

Comfortably Numb - The Wall We Build

Who would've thought we would learn so much from Pink Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall. As life happens, we get the various bumps, setbacks and punches below the belt. All of these and more lead to us "protecting ourselves" but what if it's that 'protection' that's hindering us from being our full potential? This wall, this shield we build around ourselves may not be what we think it is. Listen in as we break down the ideas behind 'The Wall' in our hopes to no longer be Comfortably Numb.
25/01/22·15m 9s

Embracing Where You Are

I had SUCH an overwhelming response to the first episode of 2022 "Resolve to Love Yourself". Thank you. So, we pick up from our 'ditching New Years Resolutions' as I check in to see how you're doing AND I offer a few thoughts in continuing the conversation of Loving Ourselves; which even that can be a bit stressful in the process. Listen in as we continue this journey of looking deeper into ourselves.
18/01/22·12m 48s

Annoyed (A Lesson in Empathy)

This episode comes from a listeners request and I LOVE the honesty in their asking. "What do you do when you HAVE to be around someone you just don't want to be around?" Great question. Let's face it, sometimes it's just difficult to get along with everyone! BUT, there are some things we can consider and possibly help in this "everyone be friends" landscape. Listen in as we learn a perspective we often let slide.
11/01/22·17m 41s

Resolve to Love Yourself

We’re tired. We’re all exhausted. With everything we’ve been handed the last 2 years and the ‘who knows what’s around the corner’, personally, I’m spent. As you probably are as well. Emotionally, physically, spiritually, just tired. So the idea of adding another thing to our plate this year is one that I'm going to pass on this year. Instead, I'm slowing the role and doing this one thing and this one thing only. Listen in as to why.
04/01/22·18m 54s

Understanding Someone Else - Currency Part 2

We pick up from last week's episode Understanding You - Currency, Part 1 as we turn our focus now to someone else; Understanding Someone Else - Currency Part 2. After hearing this episode, I hope you are inspired with a new perspective in being able to connect with someone besides yourself. Be it your spouse, your sibling, even a stranger. Listen in as I share a few key secrets in building relationships that will forever stay with you.
28/12/21·13m 16s

Understanding You - Currency Part 1

I'm reminded, oddly, of the scene in The Notebook where Noah keeps asking "what do you want!?" to Allie as she keeps replying "it's not that simple!" But how many times have you stopped and asked YOURSELF the same question. What do you want? What do you need just for yourself? How can you expect others to understand you if you have yet to learn it out yourself? Listen in as we explore some incredibly simple ideas in how to know what you need just a little bit more of.
21/12/21·13m 26s

Your Own Unique Self

I can say with a pretty good amount of certainty that the person you are today has a lot to do with the people around you. From toddler to teenager we absorb our surroundings, those we've followed since knee high, our influences. Some good, some could be better but in the end, your own uniqueness is that of your own pursuance of personal identity. Dive in as I share some thoughts on being uniquely the person you were always meant to be; you.
14/12/21·14m 8s

The Puzzle of Grief

Grief. Even the word bears a heaviness like no other. We've all had a loss in some way or form. But perhaps there's a different way of looking at the word 'grief'. Because in order to grieve, you actually need something first. And that something may not be what you thought it would be.
07/12/21·18m 17s

Your Favorite Picture

What is your favorite picture? The one at your desk or hanging on a wall that always seems turn any day of rain into sun. While that picture is your emotional go to, what if I told you there's more pictures waiting to be made. But sometimes it's easier to live in yesteryear than in the moment at hand. Listen in to this episode of Calm it Down podcast where I share some thoughts about what really makes the perfect picture.
30/11/21·13m 15s

Take a Break, Part 2 - Take a Nap

Imagine one day you’re going through your grandmother’s attic. Shifting through the boxes passed down for generations, you come upon a hand written letter by Albert Einstein. “My dear”, it states, “had I only known earlier the secret to thinking with such clarity and vigor, I would have seen e+mc2 much sooner!” Your heart races as you read further and further “where is it!?”, you ask yourself. “Where is the secret!?” If you knew the step Einstein developed for such intelligibility would you do it? Even if it seemed ‘silly’? But what if Einstein wasn’t the only one that practiced this ‘foolishness’. What if this practice was a daily habit of Aristotle, Salvador Dali, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci, Margaret Thatcher and even Winston Churchill. 

What did these world shaping minds have in common in changing the world? Listen in. It’s a lot more “I can do that!” then you would think.
28/09/21·10m 8s

Take a Break, Part 1 - Take a Walk

Wanna be creative? Want to be the smartest person in the room? Want to know how so many people have the best ideas? Well, I'm going to share one of the most effective tools used by some of the most creative minds to have ever walked this earth. And, it only takes 10 minutes. Stepping away from the screen and moving outside not only circulates your blood flow but is like an open fountain for your brain as it then whispers secrets to your subconscious. “Where did that idea come from?!”, you say to yourself. “I’ve been sitting at my desk for 8 hours straight trying to figure this out!”, you say. “Guess I just got lucky.” No, you just got some air. Lace up your sneaks as I talk you for a guided stroll. Your mind will thank you. Trust me.
21/09/21·11m 48s

Life Lessons (Tips for De-Stressing

Everyone should know the warning signs when our bodies are telling us we're under too much stress but what to do about it is rarely taught. Which means it’s usually swept under the rug and never mentioned. Why is that? We know how to cook 3-4 meals, make 2-3 cocktails even but when it comes to stress or anxiety we panic, completely shut down and just hope it never comes back....but it always does. Today, you're going to learn 2 very important life-lessons to pull out when the stress is pulling you down. Listen in, it's easier than you thought and more powerful than you'd ever imagined.
14/09/21·14m 26s

Color Me Sad

Great. Everything is….great, supposedly. The pressure to look great, to feel great, to post something great but what if I just don't feel great. What if at my core I’m just sad. A study from 2017 stated an estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. That was 2017. WAY before we pulled out the KN95s. This episode I’m going to share three reasons why feeling sad perhaps isn’t so bad after all; for a season.
07/09/21·13m 50s

Summer, Shades & Emotional Sunscreen

Aaahhhh, Summer. The sun, the surf, the sandcastles. It’s finally here. Blanket? Check. Shades? Check. Sunscreen? Don’t forget the sunscreen! Can’t forget the sunscreen. A day of bliss can turn into a week of burns! Before running for the waves take a sec to ready yourself; both physically and emotionally. Just as you take the time to apply the SPF 9 million this summer, remind yourself the importance of your emotional sunscreen as well. Giving yourself space, ‘coverage’ if you will. Volleyball and bonfires are great but so are quiet walks looking for seashells. This episode, Summer, Shades & Sunscreen, I share how to keep from getting the emotional sunburn by taking just a few simple steps you may have overlooked with the sun being so bright.
13/07/21·10m 52s

We've Been Through a Lot (Last Episode of Season One)

Today's episode is bitter sweet. Bitter in the sense that it's the final episode of Season One but sweet in looking back to see all that we've come through. And don't worry, Season Two will return in September. But before you apply the SPF6700 to your nose and snorkle up, I have one tiny favor to ask before you embark the golden days of Summer. Listen in as you and I make a pact agreement with each other before we come back in September.
25/05/21·11m 52s

Easing Back into Life (Post-Covid)

What next? Restrictions lifted almost daily as guidances continue to lend a hand towards the world reopening. It’s the hour we’ve all been waiting for. “Getting back to normal” we’ve been saying since March of last year. But suddenly we’re asking ourselves…am I ready? I just settled in. What if I don’t want to go outside, be social, shake hands or even just hug……

 As we were a year ago, we find ourselves in the same position today; new waters. And just because everyone is ready to jump in the pool that doesn’t mean you have to join them this second. 

Listen in as I share my thoughts about easing in into life post-Covid 19.
18/05/21·13m 36s

Mental Health Pt. 2 - Anxiety

Continuing the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we break down the two types of anxiety and how to work through them. Join me as we bring this conversation to the greater public, acknowledging the importance of sharing our stories as we each come to know "we're not alone".
11/05/21·15m 34s

Mental Health Pt. 1 - Depression

"Sssshhhh!!! Don't talk about it. Nobody wants to hear it.", they say. "But, who's they? And why can't I talk about it?", you ask.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States so over the next 4 weeks Calm it Down Podcast will be bringing the conversations from the hushed hallways to the dinner tables. It's time we talk about Mental Health as the illness that it is AND how it can be helped.
04/05/21·14m 34s

Camp Forgiveness

I can probably sum up one of your worst experiences in 2 words; summer camp. There's no skirting the teenage years without at least one encounter of sweat, blistering heat and obstacle courses. And while the memories will forever live in my head, it wasn't until recently I learned a lesson from one and it came from the most unsuspected place. Listen in as we learn a different approach to what forgiveness is really all about.
27/04/21·12m 42s

You Are Not a Fish - The Importance of Self Worth

"I'm worthless.", said the fish. "I can't even climb a tree. The squirrel can. Look at him."  We're each uniquely, and beautifully, different. And while we each have traits/talents that are ours, what happens when we strip those 'things' away. Who are we at our core? Listen in as we learn the importance of Self Worth.
20/04/21·11m 8s

ARGH! Anger Management 101

A reckless driver cuts you off without a ‘sorry wave’, you’re finally next in line and they just sold out, my kids won’t let me even finish a sentence. AARRGGHH!!! What gives with why I’m so angry!? 

But, honest question. Is it really anger that’s kicking up all the dust? I’m gonna suggest a different angle in how we look at anger.
13/04/21·11m 40s

Digging Out the Root of Stress

Stress. Big stress, little stress, it's all the same. Anxiety, fret, worry, we can wrap it in numerous boxes but in the end, stress is .....well, stress. But WHERE does it come from?! Why do we stress? Who or what says 'you know, you really need a good dose of stress right about now."? No one! At least no one you know, I hope. Listen in as we uproot this most troublesome tree we nurture without any justified reason.
06/04/21·13m 37s

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

How often have you looked in a mirror and said “is that really me?” Not often, I would imagine. Usually we recognize ourselves, at least I hope. But, mirrors are a reflection of what’s outside, not inside; our emotions, our thoughts, our feelings can shift in varying degrees but taking the time to ask yourself “how do I look...inside?”, is a question we rarely ask ourselves. Listen in as we ask the question ever since Disney's Queen found out about a young girl named Snow White.
30/03/21·11m 55s

Dark Side of the Moon

Why are you here? What’s left in life? What’s your purpose? My word so much pressure in finding our p-u-r-p-o-s-e. So much so there’s even such a thing as Purpose Anxiety (no, seriously). 

Take a breather from the rollercoaster and listen in as we talk about a different approach to the life you ‘should be’ living.
23/03/21·10m 41s

Outracing a Cheetah

Change. We change. Our activities, our elements, even our shoes change. I mean, if you’re still wearing your shoes from 5th grade, I hand it to you. But honestly, dealing with change is simpler than you my realize. In this episode, I show you 3 simple steps to putting the anxiety of the unknowns to rest. The first one may just surprise you.
16/03/21·10m 14s

Missing it While Waiting

Drivers license, check. Graduation, check. College (if that’s your thing) check, career, pets, family, kids, grandkids you have an endless array of boxes to choose from if you so desire. Our attention is so often dialed in on the preconceived 'happened' that we miss the happening all together. But today I propose that maybe while we're waiting for those milestones in life to happen, we're missing what's really happening while we're waiting.
09/03/21·11m 3s

Drivers License

The biggest hit song of 2021, Drivers License, is the coming-of-age heart cry that’s been recorded like so many others long before the microphone was invented. Guy meets girl, girl falls in love, guy falls in love….with someone else; leaving said girl feeling of no worth when all said and done. 

 And while Drivers License IS a great “I got dumped” breakup song, Olivia Rodrigo leaves a trail of breadcrumbs pointing back to something more important than a lover’s quarrel; insecurity. Hop in as we drive down Emotional Highway 101 and learn the most important key you’ll ever learn when it comes to matters of the heart. But I’m not gonna tell you here. You’ll just have to listen.
02/03/21·11m 37s

Spilt Coffee

What’s the worst that could happen? And why is it that’s generally the first thing we think about; the worst possible scenario! Listen in as we learn how to stop thinking the worst, or in technical terms, catastrophizing.
23/02/21·13m 26s

Words of Life

Every now and then we need just a little push. Be it a first step or crossing the finish line, sometimes we just run out of steam. Today, in celebrating the 25th episode, we fill our minds and hearts with words of wisdom from some of the most revered individuals to have walked the same steps you’re probably taking today. Listen in as we reflect where we are from 25 weeks ago and take some words of encouragement as we look towards the next 25 weeks ahead.
16/02/21·15m 33s

Add a Little Flare - Depression Pt 3

Depression has many currents and undertows throughout this ocean of life. And while it often feels like you’re surrounded by sharks and drowning, you don’t have to tread the waters alone. Listen in as we discover two vital steps in swimming safely to shore as we close out this three-part series on Depression. You’re not alone. You’re never alone.
09/02/21·12m 56s

Cherry Blossoms - Depression Part 2

This week, we hop over to Japan to learn of the beauty and significance of the Cherry Blossom within the Japanese culture. Sakuras, as they’re known, are stunning to gaze upon but their meaning takes a much deeper root in how we may view life individually. Listen in to part 2 of this series on Depression as we continue bringing this conversation to the coffee tables; casting awareness to the clouds we let linger far too long overhead.
02/02/21·13m 24s

You Can't Always Get What You Want - Depression, Pt 1

Sure, sure, you’ve heard the Rolling Stones’ “You Can't Always Get What You Want”?, since you were knee-high but do you KNOW the story behind it!? Who would have thought we would tackle the subject of depression with Mick Jagger as our inspiration?!

 Join me as we start a 3 part series breaking down what depression really is and what we can do about it. Listen in as you may “just get what you need.” (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)
26/01/21·14m 10s

What's Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem!? No, seriously. What is your problem? And let's be honest. Is it really a problem? After years of my asking countless couples “what has kept you together after so many years?”, one couple celebrating their 50th anniversary dropped the most unexpected words of wisdom that I did NOT see coming.

 Listen in as we not only learn ‘what IS our problem, but what to do about it.’
19/01/21·15m 0s

Make Your Moments Matter

Think about a day last week. Any day. What was your favorite day from last week? During the noise and the chaos of those seven days was there a moment that made you pause and smile? A bike ride or your favorite ice cream. Maybe something more significant like having a child or finally hitting that career achievement.   Our days are so intense, so consuming we’re exhausted before we put our feet on the floor each morning. It’s understandable all we see before us every morning are obstacles and set-backs. But when we make a habit to reflect on the things to be thankful for, to bring to mind those experiences both now and in the past, from the people who love you, to the roof over your head and the food on your table, you will come to see it’s a pretty long list of moments that truly matter.
12/01/21·13m 18s

Breaking Bad - Cracking the Code of Habits

Habits. Patterns. Behaviors we’ve put in place purposefully or not. At the start of the new year we kid ourselves with our bravado of new ambitions. But in reality, our zeal usually lasts no longer than a cup of coffee. Not because we’re insincere in our passionate pursuits, we just don’t know how to break the bad and make the good. Until today. Join me in today’s Episode, Breaking Bad - Breaking the Spell of Habits, as we reframe resolutions into forever rituals.
05/01/21·17m 10s

Auld Lang Syne - a Cup o’ Kindness Yet

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Ah, the song that everyone sings until the third sentence as we fumble our way through the rest of the melody. While Auld Lang Syne is the traditional catalyst of reflection, goodwill, and remembering those from our past, today we sing this song with someone else in mind. Someone that knows you better than any other person. Your ups, your downs. Your trials, your triumphs. Today, a Cup o’ Kindness Yet as we toast none other than you. As we look back at a most difficult year, I invite you to raise a glass to yourself, pause for a moment and say “I made it. At times I thought I wouldn’t, but I did.” And for that, a song and episode tailored specifically in your honor.
29/12/20·20m 52s

Bah humbug - Ebenezer Scrooge, the Greatest Role Model of All.

Heartless, egocentric, selfish; these are not the qualities we generally bestow upon role models. A role model is a leader, someone who avows empathy as supreme, who gives without hesitation, who turns the spotlight to others, a hero yet never declaring such a title.  Judging not by the cover of his book, we turn the page to someone who has always been the villain. But, perhaps we’ve been looking at poor Ebenezer in the wrong light after all.
22/12/20·14m 2s

Wish - The Four Letter Word

Wish. Has there ever been a word so empowering yet so debilitating? It’s the bedrock of fairy tells just as much as the downfall of dreams. “I wish things were different.” “I wish I could.” “I wish my life were like theirs.” As soon as the word Wish comes out of our mouths it’s as if we’ve given up. In this episode of Calm it Down Podcast, we direct our attention to the man whose kingdom was built on the wishes of others; Walt Disney. Listen in as we hear how life is more than wishes and fairy dust. But don’t fret, there’s plenty of room for the happily ever after.
15/12/20·15m 42s

Oh the Lives You'll Change - You Matter

You. You've been 'there' since day one. You know your best days, your not-so-best days, your struggles, your success. And while some days you feel nothing good comes from anything, I want you to know that you are changing lives; realize it or not. You are the difference in someone else's life. The influence they need right now. The whisper of hope. You. You Matter.
08/12/20·12m 59s

Regrets Are So 15 Minutes Ago

In this episode of Calm it Down Podcast, we reframe the stumbling block of Regret. Believe it or not, Regret can be a Reward when we look at it the right way. It's life's way of correcting our perspective and encouraging us to even try again. Sounds absurd? How Regrets are so overplayed? Learn a lesson from your own past and lean into a path you may already be on but didn't realize.
01/12/20·11m 18s

Planes, Trains & Automobiles - The Walk in Someone Else's Shoes

I just heard the first holiday song on the radio. It’s official. The holiday season is here. But, this year, everything is different. Listen to this week’s episode of Calm it Down podcast as we learn a few lessons from Steve Martin & John Candy in the cult classic Thanksgiving film, Planes, Trains & Automobiles as John Hughes so subtlety reminds us ‘this is not the year you get everything you want. This is the year you appreciate everything you have.’
24/11/20·13m 36s

Dear Insomnia, Go to Bed!

Insomnia. It's the ‘not so sleeping giant in the room’. Exhausted, we climb into bed knowing we'll crash as our head hits the pillow until we don't. We just lay there. One thought racing after the other. How do we stop the cycle? We all know the norms like avoiding caffeine, exercise, etc, etc. But, I’m gonna share two major techniques that have recently come to light during some groundbreaking research in the field. Join me today and every Tuesday as we Calm it Down.
17/11/20·15m 46s

Do Absolutely Nothing, No Really

"We can't even climb out of bed in the morning without grabbing our phone. What'd we miss? Emails, news, FB reminding me it's someone's birthday? Wait, it's not my A\anniversary is it?!?! The pandemic has only exacerbated the amount of work on our plates. Can't fly so let's add 15 zoom calls for Tuesday. What's easy to forget, particularly on a weekend, is our iPhone powers down just as easily as it powers on. But not without my prompting. This week on Calm it Down podcast, we recenter our attention on renewal. Even if 2-3 15 minute spots throughout the day to take a mental break, to reset before we reengage. To refocus before returning.
10/11/20·21m 38s

Won't You Be My Neighbor? The Company You Keep is the Character You Become.

In today's episode we take a little inspiration from Mr. Rogers and a lot from Brad Montague's fantastic book "Becoming Better Grownups". When we stop to think about our influences, those who made us into the persons we are, our character traits, our demeanor, our achievements, you'll be surprised by the list of who's who in your life and by how many you truly have been crafted after.
03/11/20·19m 16s

The Rating Game - Vincent Van Gogh Would Have Hated Instagram

2 words; social media. Our lives are consumed by it. We've successfully entered a world where reality is wrapped in horseback rides at sunset, helicopter views over manhattan, champagne, and caviar dreams. But what's behind the photo filtered life? Why are we so obsessed with the world of other's who have their own path already. Listen in as we ponder what Van Gogh would have thought and he to let go of the lie that we don't measure up.
27/10/20·15m 8s

Wax On, Wax Off - The Mundane Mastery of Mr. Miyagi / Dealing with Anxiety in 3 Easy Steps

Life’s every query imaginable is just a touchscreen away. Umbrella or sunscreen? Google it! Dinner reservations via phone? Open Table! Birthday present for mom? Amazon! A fix is always a click away. With a life of such ease, the one thing Amazon doesn’t stock is calm. Our anxieties are at an all-time high. Depression, debilitating. Stress, suffocating. Separation, soulless. The only place we’re not looking is within. In this week’s episode of Calm it Down podcast, Wax On, Wax Off - The Mundane Mastery of Mr. Miyagi, I share 3 incredibly useful, effortless, even mundane techniques in calming our mind, pressing through the obstacles and finding the purpose in every outcome.
20/10/20·22m 35s

It's Okay to Cry

It would be redundant to say this year has been one besieged with perplexities and uncertainties. Covid, civil unrest, emotional distress, a people divided to great extremes politically, take your pick. Even for those who have never considered themselves emotionally strained or anxious, it has been mentally taxing to the point of breaking down for a much-needed cry. But why though? What is it about crying that we consider 'weak' or 'at the breaking point'? For some, stress release comes from jabbing a boxing bag, others through baking. What is it about crying that turns heads and says "Oh, dear. That person isn't well." In today's episode "It's Okay to Cry" we learn not only why we cry, but how we should embrace this emotional reset.
13/10/20·31m 54s

The Gratitude of a Chipmunk

It's redundant to say 2020 has been a doozy. The ups & downs have been like two kids playing seesaw on an emotional playground. In reality, though, we're still here and all have our place in the lives of others. So how do we keep a grateful mind during such times of uncertainties? Listen in as we find ways to see things in a more positive light.
06/10/20·17m 14s

Calm007 - Keeping a Calm Mind in Midst of a Storm

Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan & Daniel Craig. These 007 icons are the epitome of cool no matter the danger. But who needs spiked umbrellas or flamethrowers (well, besides Elon Musk, which would be pretty dang cool but THAT'S not the point!)? Listen in to understand how keeping a cool head isn't just for secret agents.
29/09/20·16m 42s

Crap Happens - Letting Go of Control - Part 2

We plan, we schedule, we assume we're in control of our destiny but what do we do when those plans turn to poop? Life certainly has its share of disappointments, it's own rainy days without the umbrella. But it's how we deal with the rain that determines if we're splashing puddles for fun or stomping them out of self-pity. Listen in as I have some insights to share as well as some words of wisdom by #1 best selling author, Ryan Holiday, from his number 1 selling book, The Obstacle is the Way.
22/09/20·14m 18s

A Coin Tossed Life - Letting Go of Control - Part 1

In Super Bowl 54 the Kansas City Chiefs met the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida before a ruckus crowd of more than 60,000 fans. Spoiler alert, San Francisco lost. But what if they blamed the loss entirely on....the coin toss? In Part 1 of a series about 'letting go of control,' we learn how to deal with life's unexpected uncertainties.
15/09/20·15m 0s

You're Not Alone - Suicide - Special Episode

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Over 1 million Americans attempt suicide every year. Every 40 seconds around the world someone dies from suicide. It's time we bring this conversation from the hushed corners to the dinner table.
10/09/20·15m 0s

What Do You Say to a 10 Year Old?

I go searching for inspiration in the most random of places, birthday cards. All in hopes of finding what really to tell a 10-year-old.
08/09/20·15m 10s

Life Lessons from a Snow Globe

We take a few lessons from the star of the Peanuts comic strip, Snoopy, as he shows us a most creative way of processing our thoughts.
08/09/20·13m 24s

Official Trailer - Calm it Down

In the Disney classic film, Finding Nemo, we learn from the character, Dory, a superpower technique in calming the mind. And while we all know 'Just Keep Swimming'  we're saving that song for something else down the road. Dory shows us a secret in keeping our head above water that even she didn't know about. While this episode is the official trailer for Calm it Down, it also outlines what this podcast is about. Simple, positive, encouraging techniques to calm the waters in the midst of a storm.  Even though the podcast is centered around emotional awareness, our website offers additional resources and support relating to emotional and mental health. In addition to these resources found at calmitdownpodcast.com  website, we also encourage you to engage in conversations at our social media platforms such as Facebook & Instagram.
01/09/20·2m 29s
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