MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Lynne Hartwell

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Lynne Hartwell, the Founder of L’Unique Realm. Lynne shares the benefits of several energetic healing techniques, including sound vibrational therapy, crystals, gemstones, and natural essences.

Episode Highlights:

  • Lynne shares her background. (00:53)
  • Lynne leads the mindful moment exercise. (2:36)
  • From Lynne’s perspective, what do people need to focus on in terms of their mindfulness? (5:51)
  • Lynne mentions something significant about uncertainty. (6:03)
  • Lynne shares several energetic healing techniques including sound vibrational therapy (7:43)
  • Lynne mentions the benefits of using crystals and gemstones for healing. (10:01)
  • What are a few gemstones that Lynne recommends using? (12:15)
  • Is it more effective to be in physical contact with the stones? (17:18)
  • Lynne shares how essences work with our bodies. (26:23)
  • Lynne explains the best way to transition between essences for a different vibe. (40:26)

Key Quotes:

  • “When we elevate our energy levels, when we allow ourselves to collect and calm ourselves and allow ourselves to rebalance, we’re better able to move forward and to face those challenges and to move forward past those challenges.” – Lynne Hartwell
  • “Everybody listens to music, except for those that have some hearing impairments, they can still feel the vibrations and the vibrations are felt within the body, which is a therapeutic effect in itself.” – Lynne Hartwell
  • “When you allow yourself to take the moment and allow this chemical, this plant into your body, it is not only working on you on the nervous system level, it is also slowing down your circulatory system, which then allows the promotion the release of certain chemicals that are beneficial for your body.” – Lynne Hartwell

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MediMindful Moment: Meet Nigel Palmer

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Nigel Palmer, the Director, and Curriculum Developer for Sustainable Regenerative Gardening at The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition. Nigel talks about his expertise in traditional gardening and why the garden is a quintessential mindfulness place.

Episode Highlights:

  • Nigel shares a little background about his work and his career, as an author. (1:18)
  • Nigel mentions his book entitled, The Regenerative Growers Guide To Garden Amendments. (2:03)
  • Nigel leads the mindful moment exercise. (3:53)
  • Nigel shares some of his practices when feeding his plants. (4:04)
  • Does Nigel see himself with purposeful energy into the present moment while gardening? (7:12)
  • How does the whole notion of impermanence play a role in traditional gardening? (9:09)
  • Nigel mentions one of the most amazing things about nature. (12:53)
  • Nigel shares his gardening program at The Institute Of Sustainable Nutrition. (20:52)
  • Nigel shares a couple of mindfulness tips in the garden and mindfulness tips in life. (24:59)

Key Quotes:

  • “It’s a lovely time to watch the clouds go by, to see the rustle of the wind in the trees. Or notice some birds that are going through their antics on the side of the lawn. Gardening is a quintessential mindless mindfulness exercise.” – Nigel Palmer
  • “We’re all in the flow of the universe, you can either participate or not. And we all make decisions as to how we spend our time, and what we do with our time. And we can either ignore the flow of the universe, we can go against the flow of the universe, or we could be part of it.” – Nigel Palmer
  • “You don’t need an amazing skill set. You don’t need all this infrastructure or these ideas, but what you need to do is go out into the garden and put your toes in there and put a seed in, it won’t grow unless you plant it, right? So, once you start planting these things, all of these things unravel.” – Nigel Palmer

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Hector Torrens

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Hector Torrens, the Chief Digital Officer at WellSpark Health. Hector shares how he was introduced to the power of mindfulness and how we can still maintain connection and community in the digital world.

Episode Highlights:

  • Jeff leads the mindfulness exercise. (3:24)
  • Hector shares how his journey to mindfulness began. (6:42)
  • How was Hector introduced to meditation? (10:31)
  • In what ways is WellSpark continuing to improve their mindfulness and resiliency skills? (13:11)
  • Hector shares how WellSpark is connecting with people digitally instead of in-person due to COVID. (16:59)
  • What are the implications of the acceleration towards digital technology in healthcare? (27:39)
  • What is WellSpark’s approach to mobilizing resources internally for the good of those externally? (31:13)
  • Key Quotes:
  • “One of the constants that I noticed throughout dealing with technology is that you’re always at the forefront of change, right? And, with change comes stress. So nothing is ever static, things are always changing and moving, and that there is someone, something, some group of people that are feeling stressed because of it.” – Hector Torrens
  • “As human beings in the world have realized we can maintain connection and community using digital tools, unlike we thought that we could in the past.” – Hector Torrens
  • “I think we’re evolving, and this is an opportunity for us to evolve very quickly, because of the circumstances that happened right around this having to depend upon digital.” – Hector Torrens

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Adam Latin

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Adam Latin, Empowerment Counselor and the Owner of The Clearest U. Adam talks about the significance of connection, teaching people how to nurture one another, and the value of being cherished.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Adam Latin. (00:35)
  • Adam believes that every individual has unique strengths and weaknesses, and he has developed tools and techniques to help people in different walks of life. (1:00)
  • Adam leads the mindfulness exercise. (3:34)
  • Adam thinks that remembering and realizing the significance of the connection is important because having deeper conversations with people is vital. (9:03)
  • Adam mentions one of the biggest factors for him is the energy of cherishing. (9:38)
  • Adam shares that honesty is about being able to work hard and formulate the most accurate response possible. (11:47)
  • Adam believes that learning to use words in a very specific format can be very helpful. (12:15)
  • Adam shares that putting energy into convincing someone is draining to your energy and draining to your focus, then it’s much more likely that you will have emotions that are not under your power. (14:05)
  • In Adam’s opinion, sometimes we need to have an active exit strategy before moving on to our next activity. (15:13)
  • Adam believes that we’re originally presented with different types of love and people almost demand that we accept love the way they want to present it. (16:53)
  • Adam shares that acceptance is difficult for some people. But, everyone is neurologically brilliant in their unique way. (19:39)
  • Adam mentions that being engaged with awareness or perceptiveness is very powerful. (27:06)

Key Quotes:

  • “I help people reframe and refocus or, in some cases, I help them celebrate what they felt because sometimes they’ve done such a wonderful job but they haven’t stepped back and looked at what they’ve created.” – Adam Latin
  • “I always tell people when they are starting, it’s about bringing a sense of discovery and following a sense of inspiration. It’s not about having the right answer the first time. It’s really about experiencing and deepening.” – Adam Latin
  • “I feel that safety is a foundational issue and it’s being disrupted at this point. People meditating simply on the ways that they’ve previously made themselves safe, or ways that they’re inspired to make themselves safe, really helps reduce some of this anxiety.” – Adam Latin
  • It’s better for us to change how we present information than expecting someone to change how they receive it.” – Adam Latin

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Dr. Romie Mushtaq

In this episode of Cloud 9 Online’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interview Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD, ABIHM, Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality, and the Founder of BrainSHIFT Protocol. Dr. Romie talks about utilizing mindfulness in the workplace and how the MediMind App has been helpful in training employees in the workforce.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Dr. Romie Mushtaq. (00:38)
  • Romie shares that she’s a traditionally trained neurologist and found her path to mindfulness 10 years ago when her stress manifested as an illness and she had life-saving surgery. (1:08)
  • Romie mentions that she’s the founder of the BrainSHIFT Protocol, and mindfulness is a core part of what they do for corporations and global associations. (1:51)
  • Romie leads the mindful moment exercise. (3:35)
  • Romie shares that skills such as emotional intelligence, being mindful, and emotional regulation were considered soft skills in the workplace. (8:51)
  • Romie mentions that the definition of mindfulness in her workplace wellness programs is seen as a brain training program. (9:32)
  • Romie mentions that you can’t manage your business situation until you train your brain, on how to manage it. (11:38)
  • Romie explains what the stress success cycle is all about. (13:59)
  • Romie shares that clinical data shows that it takes four to six weeks for the positive changes to start happening, and change in the structure and the function of the brain. (15:57)
  • Romie mentions that you can change the way your brain cells are functioning by meditating every day. (16:07)
  • Romie shares that guided meditations are helpful, and the MediMind App has a variety of meditations. (16:51)
  • Romie shares that leadership and adaptation are the two aspects that she learned from being a chief wellness officer. (19:28)
  • Romie mentions that bringing in an app is helpful as a tool, but it takes leaders to help implement that. (21:40)
  • Romie explains the 21-day study that they do at Evolution Hospitality. (22:14)
  • Romie thinks that what mindfulness has taught us is self-awareness. (28:06)
  • Romie mentions that they have a group of 55 technology executives that are finishing up her brain shift protocol, and they use the MediMind app and are doing well. (31:37)

Key Quotes:

  • “I went on a journey around the world to learn about mindfulness and integrative medicine. I came back, became certified and now I’m a woman on a mission to transform the brain and mental health in the workplace.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq
  • “Soft skills are actually essential for leaders and for a workforce to feel engaged, happy, and productive in the workplace. And mindfulness is a core component to creating a happy workplace.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq
  • “Mindfulness is that brain training, to say, Hey, I don’t want my brain to be hijacked by stress and negativity. I want to be able to be focused, and now be able to control my emotions. And that’s why mindfulness is so important in the workplace.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq
  • “When we meditate, something that’s known as the relaxation responses elicited in that airport traffic control center and within about five minutes, boom! That stress response is turned off, your airport traffic control center of the brain is no longer hijacked.” – Dr. Romie Mushtaq

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MediMindful Moment Podcast: Meet Jen James

In this episode of Cloud9’s MediMindful Moment Podcast, co-hosts Judith Dreyer, Jeff Nelder, and Henry Edinger interviews Jennifer James, a Mindful Business Coach and Founder of Double J Lifestyle Consulting & Coaching, Partner and Co-Founder of Admit One Productions. Jen talks about the three common issues in seeking mindfulness and her three guiding work principles. She also shares a mindful exercise that everyone can do.

Episode Highlights:

  • Judith introduces Jen James. (00:39)
  • Jen mentions that she owns a production company in partnership with her husband, and she owns a coaching and consulting business, as well. (1:16)
  • Jen shares that they are storytellers at heart and they’re currently in the process of building a new art of mindful storytelling program, and their purpose is to connect with entrepreneurs and to support their journey. (1:35)
  • Jen mentions that as a mindful business coach, she connects people back into their business in a mindful way, and supports them on their journey, as aspiring entrepreneurs or established entrepreneurs. (1:56)
  • Jen leads the mindful moment exercise. (3:59)
  • Jen shares the three common issues in seeking mindfulness. (7:44)
  • Jen thinks that a lot of people have a perspective on what they see and read that; they want to understand. (7:56)
  • Jen mentions that if you’re going to practice mindfulness, you must always sit and do meditation every day, for 30 minutes. (8:55)
  • Jen shares that the micro mindfulness moment is one of her favorites and all you have to do is to stop for a second, put your hand on your heart, and take 5 breaths. (10:58)
  • Jen shares a mindful exercise that she recommends to people, and it’s called the stop exercise. (15:26)
  • Jen shares that taking a moment to stop is something that most people don’t often recognize. Because we react very quickly when our negative emotions are taking control. (16:40)
  • Jen mentions that she’s currently studying mindful self-compassion. (18:49)
  • Jen mentions that finding and building self-compassion, within themselves is challenging for most people, but everyone has it. (21:29)
  • Jen shares her three guiding principles. (30:47)
  • Jen shares an exercise that’s beneficial in any organization, and it’s called a soft landing. (36:33)

Key Quotes:

  • “We all adapt much more quickly than we give ourselves credit. But we don’t realize it within ourselves. So, our ability to adapt to uncertainty and change is higher than we give ourselves credit for.” – Jennifer James
  • “Just stop and take a breath, observe how you feel in that moment, recognize it, label it, and then proceed. Sometimes just taking that moment to stop allows you to ground yourself at that moment, and not react. It gives you that moment of choice and the choice is ours, we own that.” – Jennifer James
  • “You have to have a foundation of understanding and believing in yourself before you can actually externally put that out into the world, and allow others to believe in you as well. It starts inside, having the confidence to do that. Not as easy, but it starts with baby steps.” – Jennifer James
  • “If you put on your curiosity hat before every single conversation, whether it be at home or work, it helps reframe how you enter into that conversation. Cool. And it allows you to think differently.” – Jennifer James

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