MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Bradford Tilden

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Bradford Tilden, classically trained composer, pianist, and crystal-sound healer at Crystal Music Healing. Bradford talks about the abilities of crystal healing and how music is utilized as a tool in helping people become mindful.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Bradford Tilden. (00:39)
  • Bradford mentions that he’s working a lot in raising consciousness, expanding people’s awareness, and empowerment. (1:36)
  • Bradford leads the mindful moment exercise. (4:03)
  • Bradford thinks that his favorite modality that’s fun to play with is crystal healing. Because crystals are conscious beings and crystals have a lot of information. (11:12)
  • Bradford mentions that crystal healing has a lot of potential for charging, raising your vibration, loosening up, clearing negative energy, and expanding your consciousness. (11:28)
  • Bradford shares that engaging with the power of your voice is the most profound transformation that he’s been able to create. (12:39)
  • Bradford shares that sound has a significant force or energy expression, it can both create and destroy. (15:08)
  • Bradford mentions that music is a very powerful tool to help people become mindful or to move on from difficult times or to release emotions. (17:57)
  • Bradford shares that he’s currently working on the language of reality being understood as a quantum holographic model, where the attention of the concert, the focus of consciousness is what creates reality. (21:03)
  • Bradford mentions that the quality of sound is one of the pure essences of lifeforce in a sense. (25:58)
  • Bradford mentions that the breath is the gateway to your higher consciousness. (27:48 )
  • Bradford shares that the Amethyst crystal is significant because it’s the universal healing stone. (32:47)

Key Quotes:

  • “I always love to inspire people whenever I get the opportunity to teach people. I love seeing that flash of awakening in their eyes and it’s just a very wonderful world that I’m envisioning for all of us. And I work a lot with raising consciousness, as a whole of humanity along with Mother Earth.” – Bradford Tilden
  • “Meditation takes you out of the 3D, and crystals are multidimensional beings when you feel their energy that’s taking you out of the 3D. And I think that’s where we’re all headed. Mindfulness and being in the present moment ironically takes you out of the 3D because you become so much more aware of everything else beyond the physical.” – Bradford Tilden
  • “The sound is just everywhere. You know, just because you can’t hear it doesn’t mean it’s not producing a sort of vibration or frequency. And when you find the right frequency, you can work with it therapeutically, and your music soothes the savage beast and music helps to unlock emotions, and brings back memories.” – Bradford Tilden
  • “I believe that when you’re enlightened, you’re able to maintain that state of centered connectedness, groundedness at all times. But as humans, we oscillate and we’re looking for tools to bring us back into that state, to maybe stay in that state a little bit longer, or to have our fundamental vibration within ourselves, rise a notch and be just that little bit higher and stronger.” – Bradford Tilden
  • “Just acknowledge within yourself, that you are a being of love and light, that your intentions are pure, loving, and all that you do. And once you get to that mindfulness moment, just say I am a being of love and light and know that you’re here now and the best thing that you can do to help with all that noise is to stay positive, have a strong vibration, and share that positivity.” – Bradford Tilden

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Sara Daves

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Sara Daves, Intuitive Purpose Coach, and Conflict Strategist. Sara talks about how she helps people discover their true purpose in life and how the conflict resolution circle helps in understanding ourselves.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Sara Daves. (00:41)
  • Sara shares that when she’s talking about purpose, it’s about natural talents, gifts, and abilities that we are all born with. (1:32)
  • Jeff proceeds with the mindful moment exercise. (3:55)
  • Sara mentions that she has an online coaching program for women or those who lead with their feminine energy to learn how to manifest, and she’s doing conflict resolution as well. (7:25)
  • Sara shares that the conflict is a gift and it serves as the bridge between separation and connection. (11:24)
  • Sara mentions that the tool she offers is called a conflict resolution circle. (12:56)
  • Sara shares that if you have a conflict that is occurring, there are ways to handle that, and she teaches the process of the unit of the circle to everyone. (13:44)
  • Sara shares that mindfulness is about being aware of what’s going on around you, and practicing mindfulness with yourself, which means that you are growing your self-awareness. (16:08)
  • Sara mentions that the more we learn about ourselves, the less we judge ourselves. (17:11)
  • Sara shares a story about purpose and conflict resolution. (19:27)
  • Sara mentions that everyone’s different and everyone has their own way of being in service to the world. (21:50)
  • Sara shares that the more that you’re in a state of joy, the more you will uplift others. (35:47)

Key Quotes:

  • “I think of this as a big pie, and it’s cut into seven and a half billion pieces. So everyone is like one of those slices of this beautiful, delicious pie. And there is a different perspective for every slice. So we’re never looking at the world in the same way, and we’re never moving through the world in the same way, and we all have something very special to give in service to each other.” – Sara Daves
  • “My purpose is to anchor the consciousness of oneness here on the planet, or help do that in my very small way because we do need to come into this understanding of our connection, and have that concept. And really getting to know yourself is a perfect way to do that. It’s a perfect way to begin.” – Sara Daves
  • “You don’t have to wait for something horrible to happen to you, you can choose to get on the front end of that and learn about yourself and decide to do something different. Because the longer we tolerate that, the more of a blow-up it’s going to be, later.” – Sara Daves

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Sixcia Devine

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Sixcia Devine, Founder and Creative Director of Caritas Smile. Sixcia talks about the program they launched called Caritas Smile and shares her three mindfulness tips. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Sixcia Devine. (00:37)
  • Sixcia shares that what they do at Caritas Smile is they bring volunteers from all over the United States, travel to developing countries, and connect the volunteers on the ground with real service-learning opportunities. (1:25)
  • Sixcia mentions that Caritas Smile doesn’t only transform the lives of the volunteers, but it certainly transforms the lives of the communities they serve. (1:55)
  • Sixcia leads the mindful moment exercise. (4:53)
  • Sixcia thinks that the simple process of putting yourself in a position where you’re able to alleviate somebody’s pain and create vibrational love takes us out of the elements that we’re used to. (10:25)
  • Sixcia shares that the majority of their volunteers are from the United States. (10:49)
  • Sixcia mentions that the opportunities where you can put yourself in a position where you can help others, take you out of your own inner struggles. (12:31)
  • Sixcia shares that their program is typically a week-long, and they always include some kind of mindfulness meditation and yoga. (16:12)
  • Sixcia mentions their centering affirmation, “Today I let go of the endless need to understand everything and choose to love and embrace myself and humanity.”. (17:25)
  • Sixcia’s first mindfulness tip is to use music as a healing technique and as a mindful technique. (23:21)
  • Sixcia’s second mindfulness tip is to listen with compassion and courage to everything that’s happening in the world. (24:25)
  • Sixcia’s third mindfulness tip is breathing, feeling, and following your breath. (25:34)

Key Quotes:

  • “There’s a lot of work for us to do, but our program is 100% volunteer-based and it is truly an opportunity for people to become connected with nature, with humanity, and the purpose of our existence.” – Sixcia Devine
  • “At times, there are certain words that elicit an emotional response. So to your point, there are very powerful words, like embracing love and humanity, and we can hear it once and the feeling might come to us. But if we hear it three times, then the ability to connect that word, that content with feeling is stronger.” – Sixcia Devine
  • “When you start to see the real struggles or other struggles of other people that might be fighting poverty, that might be fighting hunger injustice, and if you extend that helping hand like, I think it changes the way you perceive life and your whole purpose in life. And I think that also helps to clarify your life’s mission.” – Sixcia Devine

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MediMindful Moment: Meet Dr. Reginald Eadie

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Dr. Reginald Eadie, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Trinity Health of New England. Dr. Eadie talks about the 61 Day Challenge and how significant a community can be.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Dr. Reginald Eadie. (00:40)
  • Reginald mentions that he’s an emergency medicine physician and he’s the founder of the 61 Day Challenge. (1:07)
  • Jeff proceeds with the mindful moment exercise. (3:13)
  • Reginald shares that the purpose of the 61 Day Challenge is to identify the necessities within the community, and they have a different theme every year that they must consider the mind, the body, and the spirit. (7:16)
  • Henry mentions that it’s significant to take time for your own mental well-being. (10:16)
  • Reginald shares that whenever two or three of them gather, they start their meeting or conversation with a reflection. (11:20)
  • Reginald mentions that Trinity Health of New England is a Catholic healthcare system, and reciting scripture versus taking time to be in the moment, are two different actions. (12:02)
  • Reginald shares that the 61 Day Challenge is held every year, starting November 1 through December 31. (19:48)
  • Reginald mentions that they have seen an increase in behavioral health issues within the community. (22:00)
  • Reginald shares that this year, they’re going to address the most significant aspect of the pandemic. (23:28)
  • Henry shares the idea that Reginald’s team and the Cloud 9 team came up with a new feature that will be available on the app called, Counting Mindful Minutes. (23:49)
  • Reginald shares that from a colleague’s perspective, they’re doing it as a region and they will become a much stronger organization. Therefore, they’re more equipped to handle the community and its needs, as they interact with Trinity Health of New England. (27:00)

Key Quotes:

  • “We’ve learned a lot from our experiences through the pandemic and we are grateful that we were able to establish a relationship with you guys and the work that you do.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “I think I’m blessed to have men or women who do a great job in putting together, and this year’s partnership with you guys is evident that we need to look in the rearview mirror, and try to control the post-pandemic impact that it will have on our minds, our bodies, and our spirits.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “So just this interaction, just the time we will take regardless, of the number of minutes to sort of reset and become present at the moment, has the same impact with the food that you eat because of the hormones, foods, and things in that nature.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “I think negotiating with the kids is very favorable because it gives them the ability to participate in the decision, they have ownership, it builds responsibility, and instills accountability.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie
  • “What we’ve gone through from a pandemic perspective and what we will likely go through again, for the remainder of this calendar year. We can’t go through this alone, and we have to have a partnership as you indicate, we’ve got to be the change you want to see.” – Dr. Reginald Eadie

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Dr. Leesa Sklover

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Leesa Sklover, Ph.D., LPC, MA-CMT, CRC, IKYTA, C-IAYT, ACA, the Director of Sklover Love Life Productions. Leesa talks about integrating the use of meditation, music, and creative therapies and the significance of vibration in words and music.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Dr. Leesa Sklover. (00:40)
  • Leesa shares that she started her career as a musician and a professional singer-songwriter. (1:16)
  • Leesa mentions that most of what she’s doing incorporates the use of meditation, music, and healing through all of the creative therapies. (1:26)
  • Leesa leads the mindful moment exercise. (4:10)
  • Leesa shares that her music genre is country pop-rock. (9:41)
  • Leesa mentions her new single entitled, Throw My Arms All Around You. (9:49)
  • Leesa shares that the majority part of our brain is musical rather than verbal, and from her perspective, meditating using sound is the key. (10:05)
  • What would Leesa suggest to someone that’s new to meditation? (11:37)
  • Leesa shares that she usually gives people a certain kind of meditation, for every session that she does for psychotherapy. (11:44)
  • Leesa mentions that vibration is a huge element in creating your own mantra. (12:54)
  • Leesa thinks that mindfulness is grounding, and meditation or other types of integrated therapies helps you to open yourself. (13:30)
  • How can people carry exercises with them throughout the day, so they can practice mindfulness? (19:40)
  • Leesa thinks that meditation is an opportunity to think through what’s bothering you, and to process it, and to figure out what you should do about it. (25:00)
  • From a music therapy perspective, Leesa thinks that everything is about the archetype of the heartbeat. Therefore, the whole world is set to the tempo. (25:13)
  • Leesa mentions her podcast series entitled, See Me As I Am. (29:13)

Key Quotes:

  • “Just think of the idea that at this moment in time, we need to bless ourselves, and bless every single person and being that we see.” Leesa Sklover
  • “Imagine yourself just singing this in your mind anywhere you are, anywhere you go. Imagine sending that circle to yourself and to those you care about, and to the things in nature that you care about. Just connecting those anchor cords everywhere you go and slowly feel your feet on the floor, feel yourself in the room, and slowly open your eyes.” Leesa Sklover
  • “Making sure you have the dusk and dawn ritual in your life and making sure that you keep that mindfulness allows people to slow down, and some people who are having a really difficult time, they’ve had to learn how to be mindful.” Leesa Sklover
  • “Think about those words, remember, remind. I’m reminding myself like Humpty Dumpty fell, you had to build them back up, you have to remind yourself all the time to bring yourself back into the moment that you’re in.” Leesa Sklover
  • “Slow yourself down and really breathe too and receive from what’s around you, and use mantra and chant as part of your mindfulness practice.” Leesa Sklover

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MediMindful Moment: Meet Lois Grasso-Barrett

 

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Lois Grasso-Barrett Holistic Health Coach, Public Speaker, Founder, and Director at OxyGenesis Institute. Lois talks about the ability to focus on our breathing and becoming mindful of our breath. She also shares her knowledge and expertise in understanding the different types of breathing exercises.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Lois Grasso-Barrett. (0:40)
  • Lois shares her background. (1:08)
  • Lois shares that she teaches people how to use their breathing, to become present, to own themselves, and we can use the breathing to own and take responsibility for our feelings. (3:58)
  • Lois leads the mindful moment exercise. (5:47)
  • Henry mentions that as the world’s coming back together again a little bit, even with masks on, being compassionate is more vital. (10:21)
  • Lois thinks that all our hearts want is more compassion. (10:35)
  • Lois mentions that laughter is one of her favorite breathing exercises. (11:25)
  • Lois shares that she’s done a lot of laughter yoga, bringing a group of people together and laughing for no reason, we come up with silly little games and silly little exercises to play. (11:35)
  • Lois shares that when you’re laughing, you’re in the moment where you’re present and enjoying yourself. (13:08)
  • Henry mentions that they have a meditation on MediMind called laughter meditation. (14:28)
  • Lois mentions that yawning is also a breathing exercise and contagious, as well. (15:40)
  • Lois mentions that crying is also a breathing exercise and contagious, as well. (16:28)
  • How does Lois stay mindful, or coach people to be mindful when it’s not laughter? (17:06)
  • Lois shares that when we do deep breathing, it leads us out of the fight or flight mode, where our nervous system is when we are angry, afraid, or anxious. (18:16)
  • Lois explains the belly button breathing. (18:28)
  • Lois mentions that she has a children’s book entitled, Maven and The Magic Buttons. (18:37)
  • How do mindfulness programs in school work? (21:36)
  • Lois shares that by tapping on acupuncture points, it calms down the amygdala, which is the fear center of the brain. (22:40)
  • Lois shares her fantasy and goal (25:39)
  • What’s Lois’ vision for her mindfulness programs? (26:17)
  • Judith shares that we have to learn how to accept uncertainty and the techniques to help children come into a sense of peace, within themselves at the moment. (28:488)
  • Judith mentions that we’re learning scientifically that by focusing on our breath, we change our whole biochemistry, and people don’t realize that those three to six breaths, could help our immune system to stay strong. (29:18)
  • Lois shares a brain hack. (29:45)
  • Lois shares that there are different purposes for different breathing exercises, and everybody needs to become aware of and focused on our breathing. (32:23)
  • Lois mentions that all we need is to master our breathing. (34:35)

Key Quotes:

  • “The number one way to claim ourselves on all these levels is to claim our breathing and learn how to breathe fully, which is not just a conscious learning thing, it’s a process whereby we have to reclaim our feelings, or our willingness and our ability to cry.” – Lois Grasso-Barrett
  • “Laughter is ultimately a breathing exercise and gets us breathing big. It has all the benefits of breathing, and it’s a beautiful thing not to mention, it kicks into gear all those happy hormones in our brain and makes us feel blessed.” – Lois Grasso-Barrett
  • “I want to make sure people who are listening to this understand that when they’re feeling anger, or fear or anxiety or any of the unpleasant emotions, what it usually means is that they have been breathing shallowly, and those emotions can exacerbate shallow breathing.” – Lois Grasso-Barrett

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