Why I'm Optimistic About 2021: Possibilities from Connction

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Like you, I’m ready to wrap 2020 and move on to a new year this week. This Soul of Life bonus episode will dive into very practical ways to mindfully reflect on being who you want to be in 2021.

I started this podcast when I was unmasking how my brain wasn’t lighting up the way I’d always expected it to. Today, I talk about how the brain is a connection machine and how you can use moments, like little prayers, to help your brainbody connection flow and generate energy and focus.

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Neuroplasticity is the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization.

Neuroplasticity means possibility

In the 1990s we discovered for the first time something called neuroplasticity. It’s hard to imagine this now, but prior to the 90s, brain scientists basically thought that childhood was the only time that brain structures could develop or change.

Now we know that all through our lives, our brain is capable of learning and mastering tasks the way youthful brains are—but there’s one catch that I’ll tell you about, and I’ll tell you how you can get your brain working for you a LOT more, whether that’s in academics, performing at work, or having consistency that makes you a better romantic partner, a better parent, or just a person that people want more of in their lives because when you show up there’s a sense that something good’s going to happen.

 

A new season of The Soul of Life starts February 5th

I also reflect on wrapping Season One of The Soul of Life, with 19 episodes, and preview some of Season Two which launches February 5th. I’m so excited about my guests for Season Two!

Here's a sneak peek of Season Two:

  • NASA scientist and Nobel laureate John Mather
  • The “Mother of mindfulness,” famed psychology researcher, Ellen Langer
  • Jessica Hansen, actress, voice of NPR’s funding credits, and in-house voice coach at NPR
  • Tammy Nelson, author of Getting the Sex You Want

Leading up to the February 5th launch of Season Two I’ll be releasing bonus episodes like this one, teaching key themes about mindfulness, stress reduction, and 101 for a healthy mind.

An image taken from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. On February 5th, I'll launch Season Two talking with John Mather, the esteemed Nobel laureate and director of the Hubble's replacement, the James Webb Space Telescope.

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In today's bonus episode I ask the question, "Why do we talk to babies?" Listen to find out why this fact can be the starting point for helping you change a bad habit or help you become a "bigger" person emotionally or spiritually.

Enjoy this special bonus episode and learn how to unlock your brain’s connection potential today and all throughout the new year. 

If there’s one thing that I promise you with all my heart that I know will not hurt you or I in 2021, it is prayer and reflection!

Nostrovia!

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