January 31, 2017
There are many ways to live better and feel better by making different choices and practicing more healthy habits as part of a daily routine. Because most people learn unhealthy habits from an early age, the challenges of making the shift to healthy habits begin with becoming more aware of the unhealthy patterns that have become normalized. This week our guest shares his insights on the source of our habits, and best advice on integrating healthy habits that he learned in his own personal journey toward overall health.
Byron Morrison is the author of the book ‘Become a Better You’, and Founder of Tailored Lifestyles: Habit, Nutrition and Fitness Coaching. Byron became a coach for those seeking changes in their life after going through his own transformation from a sedentary life to one filled with physical activity and a healthy diet.
Byron works with his clients to help them become more aware of proper nutrition and lifestyle choices so they can experience the benefits in their mental, physical and emotional selves. Focusing on overall healthy habits can help people live a more healthy life experiencing benefits in everything from managing stress to relationships with food, self confidence, and dealing with the ups and downs of everyday life.
Because so many people don’t even realize the unhealthy habits they are living with everyday, Byron focuses on replacing unhealthy patterns with healthy habits so that clients experience an overall improvement in their experience of daily life. He has made it his mission to help as many people as possible avoid going through the consequences of poor choices that he observed in family members.
Byron’s book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Become-Better-You-dieting-living/dp/1527204391/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488738113&sr=8-1&keywords=Become+a+Better+you+Byron+Morrison
For more information about Byron, please go to http://tailoredlifestyles.co.uk/.
January 29, 2017
The last time you intended to clean out a closet, get back in the gym, or reach out to an old friend but did not get it done, what was the reason you told yourself about why this wasn’t the right time to do it? Often we find that we use or even create big and small distractions that keep us from doing the things that we really intended to do. We can call it procrastination or a lack of motivation, but either way, it keeps us from realizing our goals and vision for ourselves. How can we finally bridge the gap between our intentions and our actions, and get motivated to act? Join us this week as our guest provides insight on habits that we should consider replacing in our daily routine to help us overcome the internal and external obstacles to achieving our dreams.
Markus Kasunich is a frequent guest on the Mind Body Spirit Living show, sharing his breadth of knowledge about achieving personal potential with our audience. He has been studying, practicing and refining holistic healing techniques for over 20 years. He has been trained in a wealth of different healing modalities, all augmenting his own natural gifts and intuitive abilities.
He spent two years studying Psychology and Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, Ontario, two years at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and three years at Natural Health Consultants, a college of alternative medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He has also studied and mentored with Masters, spiritual teachers, shamans, mystics, healers, counselors, ministers, priests, kinesiologists and psychologists from South America, Mexico, England, Europe, Australia, India, Canada, and the U.S.A.
Markus is deeply devoted to his continued personal training, exploration and deepening of his own consciousness. Self-purification and Self-realization are a way of life. Through the course of his exploration, studies, spiritual discipline (sadhna) and service (Seva) alongside his spiritual teachers, he has had the privilege of immersing himself in the peoples and cultures of more than 18 different countries, as he traveled the world, assisting in facilitating spiritual retreats, pilgrimages, leading workshops, classes, lectures and private sessions which have inspired profound healing in the lives of thousands.
His writings and blog posts are frequently featured on the well-known TUT site. Markus is also the Co-Founder of the Awareness U Emotional Awareness app, featured on the App Store.
For more information about Markus, please go to http://markuskasunich.com/.
January 12, 2017
It is one of the few things we ALL do…..age! Since we only have the chance to do it once, it’s not always easy to know which habits are key to aging well and enjoying the later years of a vibrant life. Rather than learning in the moment, there are things you can think about NOW that can prepare you to transition smoothly through the aging process. This week our guest shares her insights from her years of work as a psychologist focused on what being older looks and feels like. She’ll share what she thinks is key to enjoying the journey of aging well.
Deborah Heiser, PhD is the Founder and CEO of I.M.AGE Institute. The I.M.AGE Institute works to redefine the image of age through inspiring profiles of meaning, mentoring and making a difference. Deborah holds a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University, with a specialty in redefining what being older looks and feels like. She has a 20 year track record of award-winning research, presentations and consulting and has been quoted in the New York Times and makes regular appearances on the Boomers Rock Radio program.
Deborah is the former President of the Queens Psychological Association, and the State Society on Aging of New York.
For more information about Deborah, please go to www.i-m-age.com.
January 8, 2017
There are many dimensions to being “healthy”, and committing to prioritizing aspects of our health is often part of the beginning of a new year. Though each individual plan will differ, there are some universal habits that, when incorporated into a regular routine, can contribute to overall health. What are these habits that we should be claiming as part of our “habit refresh”? Our guest this week is a Chiropractor who takes a holistic view of the health of his patients, and focuses on all the ways to help them make small changes that can bring more focus to their health and wellness. Tune in as we get inspired to bring new habits into our lives in the new year!
Dr. Scott Sheriff was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. After living for a time in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Chicago, he returned to Racine to be closer to his family. On sunny afternoons, you might find him running the paths along the lakefront, walking his dog, local parks or hanging out with friends at almost any coffee shop.
Dr. Sheriff is an active member of the Racine community. He volunteers his time and serves on several committees at the HOPES Center, an organization that works diligently to help mentally ill and homeless people get back on their feet.
Dr. Sheriff studied biology and chemistry at UW-Parkside, graduating with a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology in 1998. He then worked at UCLA studying prostate cancer and at the Medical College of Wisconsin studying the herpes virus.
In 2003, Dr. Sheriff witnessed the profound effect that chiropractic care had on the healing of a close friend after an automobile accident. He realized that his true calling was to work one-on-one with people – naturally and safely – to help their bodies heal from pain. So, he enrolled in the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2007. Since that time, he has pursued further education in nutrition, functional rehabilitation, working with athletes and biomechanics of the foot.
For more information about Scott, please go to http://www.drscottsheriff.com/home.
January 4, 2017
Remember the way you felt as you wrapped up your most recent relaxing vacation? Don’t you wish the feelings of fulfillment, peace and calm could last forever? Though the stress and pace of everyday life can often keep us from experiencing those levels of relaxation all the time, it IS possible to dip into that calming energy with a shift in habits. What can we do each day that can bring us to a more centered place, in our minds and bodies? Join us this week for a discussion with a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic chef who incorporates many of these habits and practices into her daily life and shares her advice on how you too can slowly shift toward balance.
Jessika Mikol loves practicing and sharing the philosophy and habits of Yoga and Ayurveda with people of all ages. She is certified in Hatha Yoga and Aerial Yoga with Yoga Alliance and has a Masters in Living Ayurveda from yogahealer.com.
Jessika has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for 14. She founded and operated a yoga collective for five years and now is collaborating with a fellow artist and yoga teacher on a project bringing together yoga and creativity. She recently founded Spiral Space, a healing arts gallery with mat, aerial yoga and meditation classes as well as massage therapy, Ayurvedic self-care classes and an evolutionary transformative Book club.
Raised on a sustainable farm in Nova Scotia, Canada, Jessika’s connection to healthy food and natural living is deeply rooted. She worked for several seasons on a CSA in Plymouth WI and is currently an active member of the Racine Urban Garden Network. She also gardens at home; each year transforming more of her backyard to garden.
Jessika deeply appreciates food as nourishment and for the sensual experience, and takes great pleasure in cooking simple rustic meals from locally grown foods. She loves collecting wild edibles and concocting salads, smoothies and soups that deeply nourish the body & soul. Ayurveda has helped refine her skills in the kitchen, especially through the use of spices as medicinal plants to satiate the palate and to deeply nourish any imbalances.
Jessika focuses on reconnecting and remembering the creative forces that guides us through life changes, and has done 10 day silent meditation retreats in the Vipassana tradition under the lineage of S.N. Goenka. She is deeply inspired and soothed by spending time outdoors in the beauty of nature, and loves unplugged time (without electronics) with her teenage daughter spent road-tripping, camping, hiking or just sitting on a beach.
For more about Jessika, please go to http://www.jessikamikol.com.
January 2, 2017
We begin a new series of discussions this week, focusing on refreshing our perspective on some of the habits that are a part of our daily life that might be getting in the way of the overall health of our mind, body and spirit. Once we bring awareness to some of those habits, we have the opportunity to make a change and replace those habits with new ones that can lead us to more balance and joy.
Join us as we dig deep into 2017 as our guests highlight their recommendations for what habits we should look at rejecting in our lives, and what we should instead look to embrace in order to lead a happier, healthier life.
As we look closer at habits that might benefit from a refresh, our communication habits are a great place to start. Is your written communications style current, and will it represent you in a way that enhances your reputation? Or are there details you might have become less diligent about, that are worth adding to your refreshed habits? From spelling to punctuation, and finding your authentic voice, we can all benefit from a closer look at what we need to know now about keeping our communication habits current.
This week we are joined by a seasoned communications professional who will share her thoughts on the habits we should ditch, and those we should consider embracing to improve how our communications reflect us, as individuals and professionals.
Gina Huck Siegert is a marketing and communications professional with extensive experience in publishing, marketing, copywriting, and sales. Gina began her career as a copywriter at an advertising agency in Madison, Wisconsin. That experience led her to the in-house advertising department at Irwin Publishing in Chicago, at which point Gina’s career in college textbook publishing officially began. After a successful run in marketing, sales and brand management at McGraw-Hill Higher Education, she left the company to venture out on her own. In 1997, she founded Imaginative Solutions, Inc., a firm that provides a broad range of marketing and communications services to clients across the country.
Gina received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also attended Ealing College in London. When she’s not busy keeping up with today’s dynamic marketing environment and ever-changing technologies, Gina may be found reading, knitting, exploring wellness and nutrition, and enjoying her role of aunt to many nieces and nephews.
For more information about Gina, look for ImaGINAtive Solutions, Inc. on Facebook.