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Dr. John Deri’s Blog Talk Radio Show: Healthy Mind and Body will air on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 8-9 PM PDT. Dr. Deri, a Psychiatrist in Mill Valley, CA interviewed Mark Allen, a six-time Ironman and Brant Secunda, a Shaman and healer.
Mark and Brant know how to get people into the best shape of their lives- both mentally and physically. They have been motivating and inspiring people for decades. Brant and Mark continue to work together at events and retreats teaching a unique roadmap for fostering optimal health, happiness, and wellbeing. Many people around the world learn from them how to live a healthy life filled with lasting joy, happiness, and contentment.
During the show they discussed how:
➢ Fitness is not just for elite athletes, or even for people who regularly work out. It starts with emotional and spiritual wellbeing, which provide the foundation for attaining a fit body.
➢ You can improve your diet, fitness, and strength, and find a renewed connection with the environment and the natural world.
➢ To manage stress successfully, to replace negative qualities with positive ones, and to make a spiritual connection to both your inner and outer environment.
➢ Anything is possible when you discover the power to heal.
Brant Secunda is a shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico. He completed a twelve-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned Huichol Shaman who lived to be 110 years old and who adopted Brant as his grandson. Alongside other dignitaries including President Jimmy Carter, Brant cofounded the Peace University in Berlin, and is a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild.
Mark Allen has been called “The World’s Fittest Man” by Outside magazine and “The Greatest Triathlete of All Time” by Triathlete magazine. He attributes his success to his ongoing studies with Brant Secunda, who showed him how to find fitness not only in physical strength but in the power of personal spirit and balanced living.
To listen to the recorded show you can:
Dial the phone in telephone number at (347) 989-0560
Tune in to our online channel at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Healthy-Mind-Body
Dr. John Deri
Psychiatrist, Mill Valley, CA
Dr. John Deri’s next Blog Talk Radio Show: Healthy Mind and Body will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from 8-8:30 PM PST.
The topic of the episode will be: What Makes a Healthy Relationship?
Relationships can be one of the best — and most challenging — parts of your life. They can be filled with excitement, fun, adventure, love, intense feelings, and occasional challenges. Healthy relationships bring happiness and health to our lives. Studies show that people with healthy relationships really do have more happiness and less stress.
During the Show, Dr. Deri will discuss the 7 qualities of healthy relationships. Join us and learn more about how the following qualities can contribute to a “Healthy Relationship”:
➢ Cherishing the other
➢ Mutual Respect
➢ Balance Between Autonomy and Mutuality
➢ Good Communication
To listen to the show you can:
1. Dial the phone in telephone number at (347) 989-0560
2. Tune in to our online channel at http://tinyurl.com/DrJohnDeriBlogTalkRadioShow
We are currently living in the midst of an age of anxiety. Economic uncertainty is high. Change and dislocation are rampant. Anxiety is a natural human response to these conditions.
Calmness can, nevertheless, be achieved through an experience of rootedness. There are four primary roots through which we can experience grounding:
1. Biological grounding involves physical self care. Getting a good night’s sleep, eating regular nutritious meals and engaging in outdoor physical activity are all essential to this dimension of self care.
Never underestimate a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation markedly amplifies anxiety. Insufficient sleep affects virtually every aspect of day-to-day living, including mood, mental alertness, work performance, and energy level.
In my own life, endurance athletics are a vital component of my physical grounding. Moving and releasing energy through the sport of triathlon relieves stress, and leaves me feeling calm and vibrant.
2. Psychological grounding is predicated on cultivating close relationships with ourselves and with others. Set aside some time each day to tune in to how you are feeling. Some people refer to this practice as mindfulness. Make it a priority to nurture your relationships with others. Excessive isolation breeds anxiety.
3. Social grounding. Compassion can be a potent antidote to anxiety. Through compassion for ourselves, and for others, we can discover the truth of our radical interconnectedness with all beings. Through bonding with and caring for others, we can overcome the sense of aloneness that is at the core of all anxiety.
4. Spiritual grounding occurs through the experience of a connection with a reality larger than ourselves. Some people access this realm of spirit through music or meditation. For others, there can be a transcendent sense of oneness with nature.