Samantha Skelly is a self-made entrepreneur and CEO of the multi-million dollar Breathwork and Wellness company Pause. She's a highly sought-after international speaker, best-selling author, and coaching expert with a heart-centered approach to life and business.
A leading authority on trauma healing and stress release, Samantha has made it her life's mission to rid the world of anxiety so people can thrive using the power of their breath. Through Pause's signature trauma-informed coaching programs, breathwork facilitator training, and live events she provides uniquely accessible somatic and emotional healing resources, while also equipping clients with the tools and strategies to create and scale their own 6-figure wellness businesses.
With the mission of helping 1 billion people by 2030, Samantha started examining the underlying causes of anxiety, trauma, and stress in 2014 with the Hay House best-selling book “Hungry for Happiness.” Samantha eventually grew the movement into the comprehensive wellness brand that Pause is today, supporting over 10,000 clients in 30+ countries worldwide.Her sustainable healing solutions have revolutionized the self-help industry, challenging the old “Band-Aids on bullet wounds” approach that kept people trapped in the yo-yo effect. She's been featured on the small screen on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, CBC, The Doctors Show, and BBC. And in publications like Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, and The Prevail Project. Samantha hosts the top-rated podcast ‘The Sam Skelly Show’ which has had millions of downloads over the last 5 years. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Samantha currently resides in San Diego, California. When she's not challenging the wellness and self-help industry or positively transforming lives, you can usually find her surfing, dancing, and supporting anti-trafficking efforts through her philanthropic initiatives.Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info
- Company: PAUSE
- Website: www.samanthaskelly.com
- Website: www.pausebreathwork.com
- Blog: Sam's Blog
- Podcast: The Sam Skelly Show
- Book: Hungry for Happiness, Revised and Updated: Stop Emotional Eating & Start Loving Yourself By Samantha Skelly
- Her grandfather who recently passed away.
- Then they're not overpowering. I've, I've been able to observe them, not identify with them. When I identify with them. I feel like they overtake my whole experience. When I observe them, I realize that there's a witness observing my emotions. And because there's a witness observing them, I know that I am not them. So then I can shift and change them.
- Breathwork is the ability of using your breath to release the addiction to the cognitive mind, the monkey mind, the reptilian brain so that we can drop deeper into our bodies and actually use the energy of our heart to navigate the world, rather than the ego and the survival brain.
- Book: A New Earth: Awakening Your Life's Purpose By Eckhart Tolle
- Book: The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection by Michael A. Singer
- Book: You Are What You Think: 365 Meditations for Extraordinary Living By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
- App: Pause Breathwork: Heal Stress
- When I was going from grade six to seven, I got really into sports and playing outside. I was very active. I had a couple of extra pounds on me in grade seven, I was skipped, like so tiny. Because then I was a dancer and the rest of it.
- So this girl at school, her name was Isabella. She told the whole school that I went to fat camp, and that's why I was skinny and I was so upset, I was so pissed. And it just was like really awful. Because I was so young, I just tried to defend myself against her versus knowing in my truth that that's not true.
- Her projection of me isn't it has anything to do with me. I got really emotional rather than logical. If I hadn't mindfulness, then I would have saved myself a lot of pain from those words.
- So now, being an influencer of some sort, and having a social media presence, of course, you're exposed to people who don't like you. And I remember during COVID I put a meme up that I thought was really funny. But a lot of people thought that it wasn't, and I got bullied hard on that. And comedy for me is comedy is very healing for me. Breathwork
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Archangel Changemaker 2022
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Tai Chi To Heal; Sifu Rubia
33:50Sifu Rubia discovered the benefits of Tai Chi as a way to heal herself, and she has been a consistent student and practitioner ever since. An orphan born in Bangladesh, Sifu Rubia has navigated the scars of deep loss and trauma creating intense anxiety in her body and mind, including the traumatic loss of her body to a miscarriage which brought her to her first Qi Gong class where she discovered the healing and strength building power Qi cultivation firsthand, Because Qi Gong & Tai Chi have helped her overcome barriers attached to grief and loss, Sifu Rubia decided that she wanted to be able to pass these benefits on to others, to teach as many people as possible just how accessible these ancient technologies are, and how much they can help people of all ages take control of their physical and mental wellbeing and bring light into darkness. Since then, she has accumulated hundreds of hours of teacher training, including Yang Family style Tai Chi, Yoga, and Iron Shirt Qi Gong. With over a decade of teaching experience, Sifu Rubia has transformed hundreds of lives, giving students the tools to maintain health, rejuvenate their bodies and recapture youthful energy and equanimity in their life. These modalities are truly sacred spaces where one can self-regulate and heal. Using all that accumulated knowledge and experience, teaching in community centers, drug, and alcohol rehabilitation centers, private group classes, as well as public speaking engagements at both local and national corporate functions, Sifu Rubi has created an incredible Tai Chi Fundamentals for Beginners course that is the perfect start to your journey to a new, healthier and more balanced you. As she says to herself, “The whole world needs healing now. And that journey starts within ourselves. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.weiwutaichi.online Most Influential Person First Tai Chi teacher and Zazie Malanga Effect on Emotions Breath, breathwork, hands down, learn how to breathe, learn breathing technique. And then your emotions are temporary. But when you're in them, you think either that they're forever, but they're temporary. So learning how to move through them through your breath. Thoughts on Breathing The simplest one is one hand on the heart, and one hand on the belly called belly breath. That's the simplest, but for me has been the most affected at any point in time, and do it wherever you need, if you're in your car, and you're stuck in traffic, and just take a moment and can reconnect to your breath really deeply and mindfully. There are some fire breath techniques that help, move stagnation from the body. So that's really a good one as well when you want to energize as opposed to soften. And then there's alternate nasal breathing, where you alternate breathing in and out from one nostril, and then switching over. So those are the three main ones that I work with. But there are plenty of others out there as well. Suggested Resources Book: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi: 12 Weeks to a Healthy Body, Strong Heart, and Sharp Mind By Dr. Peter Wayne Book: The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu (The Essential Wisdom Library) By by Lao Tzu and Brian Browne Walker Bullying Story Bullying, as a woman and a woman of color, I feel like it's a constant state of affairs. I've been in the world of business for a very long time, I've managed multiple businesses, and I've owned multiple businesses. So the constant confrontation, of being up against the patriarchy, to me is constant bullying. I'm sure every woman can relate to that, whether you're a woman of color or not. Then I come back to how these practices have helped me soften my inner being and have put me in touch with my Yin side because when you are in the business world, you're all young energy. And that's fine to get work done and get things going. But it's imbalanced. If you can't find your softness and your femininity, whether you're male or female, then you're doing a disservice to yourself. So these modalities have helped me to soften my energy. Besides being present, it's soft that will always overcome the heart. So it's the softness of the water, but the consistency and the persistence of the water that cuts through the rock. And I'm quoting, the Tao Te Ching, this is not me. This is not my realization so in that sense, my mindfulness practice has helped me with that, and then, in meditating more on it further. 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Building Peace Into Parenting; Nellie Harden
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Mindful Travel From A Luxury Lifestyle Specialist; Shane Mahoney
42:32Shane Mahoney is the founder of Lugos Travel and a luxury travel expert who has personally crafted thousands of authentic trips for travelers. At Lugos Travel, each itinerary is heavily researched with local references, data points, family tours, and recommendations. Lugos Travel is the only company in the industry to provide custom luxury travel itineraries (good for any day of the year) in under 30 minutes. With zero questions up front, Lugos Travel successfully customizes trips by fitting each traveler into 1+ of 4 archetypes (savor, excite, explore, and pampered). As an expert who has been in the luxury travel industry for over ten years, Mahoney has dedicated his life to connecting and reconnecting loved ones by crafting travel experiences that surprise and delight his clients. Mahoney has lived in exotic locations such as Spain, Borneo, and Australia and traveled to over 22 countries worldwide. He has a thirst for adventure and has driven Baja trucks, gone Paragliding, Parachuting, and high-speed rollerblading at over 50 miles per hour. Mahoney’s greatest passion is to create excitement in other people’s lives and to foster great relationships through the power of travel while streamlining the traveling process making it stress-free and enjoyable. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.shanemahoney360.com Blog: Shane's Blog Most Influential Person Sam Harris Dalai Lama Thích Nhất Hạnh Effect on Emotions & Thoughts on Breathing Probably my favorite way (to deal with emotions) is three deep breaths. As soon as you feel yourself getting emotional, it's just being able to realize that the last thing you want to do is take three deep breaths. Mindful Travel But it's also the best thing you can do. I've been instituting that with my son since he was born. I think realizing how my dad was quick to anger, I had to realize that I too am quick to anger. And so mindfulness for me is about being able to pause and just give myself and my body a moment to be my true self. Mindful Travel Suggested Resources Book: The Art of Happiness By Dalai Lama App: Wake Up App Bullying Story I don't feel like I've ever been a bully or been bullied. Maybe a little bit in my family life. In this business, it's very much about relationships. I need my partners as much as they need me. So, I have seen previously lots of other companies that engage with partners on a very superficial level. And I think when you go into a business contract, without having a contract, it can be very difficult to get the results that you wish to have. But we take that relationship very seriously. And we have contracted our own contract that we share with our partners in all of our countries that defines exactly what a Lugo's travel experience is, what does it look like? What is expected? Do we have cold bottled water in the limousine when you pick us up? Like, these are the small details that I feel like, you can be disappointed if you didn't set an expectation. So I don't know how that fits in with bullying. Because honestly, I look at it as like, it's preparation. It's all a preparation game. If I'm prepared, and I'm bringing my best self forward, then I know that my partners and the experience for my clients will be fantastic. And it will live up to what I believe it should be. Mindful Travel Related Episodes Your Presence is a Superpower; Elizabeth Tripp The 7 Laws of Mindful Living; Vernon Foster II Three Simple Steps To A Balanced Life; Trevor G. Blake Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at [email protected] with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Lessen Your Stress Using This Super Achiever Habit; Amy Novotny
32:49Dr. Amy Novotny founded the PABR® Institute with the mission to provide pain, stress, and anxiety relief to those who seek a naturalistic form of treatment when other treatment methods have fallen short. Her unique approach comes from her experience treating in a variety of settings and with a wide range of patient populations over the past 12 years. Her background in orthopedics, sports, geriatrics, balance disorders, nerve injuries, and most recently, chronic pain; and influences from coursework at the Postural Restoration Institute gave her the foundation to develop this treatment method to address a wide variety of painful and restrictive conditions. The methods she knows have helped countless people reduce and eliminate pain, stress, anxiety, orthopedic surgeries, sleep issues, and the need for medications. Dr. Novotny has co-authored two Amazon #1 Best-Selling books: Don’t Quit: Stories of Persistence, and Courage and Faith and Success Habits of Super Achievers, which share her journey on how and why she developed the PABR® Method. Her ability to speak French and Spanish has allowed her to communicate with and help various clients from all around the world, including France, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Dr. Novotny has a variety of interests including running 40+ marathons, running 10 ultra marathons (including two 100 milers), completing an Ironman triathlon, and photographing wildlife and landscapes all over the world which has led to several of her images being chosen as Photos of the Day, most notably National Geographic Your Shot World Top Photo of the Day. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Company: PABR Institute Website: www.pabrinstitute.com Book: Don't Quit: Stories of Persistence, Courage, and Faith Book: Success Habits of Super Achievers Most Influential Person Jim Rohn Effect on Emotions I am highly less emotionally reactive. I pause a lot more. And I would say that my ability to respond has been less bit based on fear, and more based on solutions. So I'm not so emotionally reactive, because I'm more mindful. Thoughts on Breathing When you breathe, you want to be able to feel your breastbone, melt in as you exhale, and feel your belly spill out. When you do that, it will help bring all of your attention to your body. Therefore you can feel everything relaxed, allowing you to be mindful of the present. Suggested Resources Book: Don't Quit: Stories of Persistence, Courage, and Faith Book: Success Habits of Super Achievers App: Calm App: Headspace Bullying Story I was bullied as a child, I was somewhat popular during some times of my life, and other times I wasn't. And so I've been on the receiving end of being bullied and it's a hard thing to go through. I think when it comes to mindfulness regarding that when you're on the receiving end, it's hard to do anything other than to be in a freeze-mode or think how do I run away? And in terms of the person who's doing the bullying, I think there needs to be some awareness that that person is hurting somehow. They're lacking attention so they're seeking attention. They're seeking to assert themselves, because somehow, they're not getting that attention, or they're getting bullied themselves at home. I think we need to look around us and say, How are our own interactions affecting others? So many times, we may be using our words that really create some hurt and other people, and then they go to someone else. And they might bully that person just to be able to feel some type of satisfaction for the hurt feelings from a different interaction. Related Episodes Don’t Let This Habit Steal Your Life; Roman Mironov Inspire With Habit, Determination, and Confidence; Nathaniel Carroll Winning Habits and Routines; Mads Friis Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach, and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at [email protected] with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
Intermittent Fasting For The Professional; Zach Mathews
38:32Zach Mathews is the author of Climbing Your Self-Discipline Tree, which challenges readers to envision their loftiest long-term goals, then put together a concrete plan to achieve them. He is a freelance writer, online self-discipline coach, and blogger on zachmathewswriting.com. A few years ago, he made the jump from a successful career in the Sports industry to fulfill my dream of being a full-time writer. Now he wants to help others do the same with their dreams! Whether you have aspirations of starting your own business, losing 50 pounds, climbing the ladder at your current company, or any other type of goal, my book can help you realize the essential steps to prepare, produce, and persist. Each of these will help you achieve your wildest dreams and enjoy the process. He was born and raised in St. Louis, but currently, he and his wife reside in Tampa, Florida. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: https://zachmathewswriting.com/ Blog: Zach Mathews's Blog Book: Climbing Your Self-Discipline Tree: The Three Stages Essential for Accomplishing Any Goal by Zach Mathews Most Influential Person His dad Effect on Emotions I think it's just having the power to self-regulate, never let yourself get too high or too low. I would just say, keep your emotions in check. I was talking earlier about being a father and self -regulating when he's screaming and everything like that. It goes the same way with your personal and professional career. You just have to level yourself out so that you can produce. Intermittent Fasting Thoughts on Breathing I do think it's important. Where it's most important to me is in my workouts, and I like to do yoga, to make sure I maintain my flexibility and breathing is huge for that. Those two things alone especially have shown me the power of inhaling and exhaling and the fact that most of us, because we don't think about our breathing, are probably breathing wrong. My father-in-law actually read a book entitled, Breath, and it just kind of talks about the role that breathing plays when we sleep. If your mouth breathes, it's actually bad for you, and there are some repercussions. So the book explains how to train your body to not breathe through your mouth when you sleep anymore, but through your nose, but I don't pretend to know everything about it. But from a workout perspective, breathing is vitally important because even exhaling can help your body perform and kind of get adrenaline going and everything that your body needs to perform. So it's very important from a performance standpoint. Intermittent Fasting Suggested Resources Book: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg, Mike Chamberlain, et al. App: Notes Bullying Story I was bullied growing up. And often, it's unfortunate. The bully isn't typically the big scary person that you see. It was my friends, it was the people, the friends that I had closest to me in school. They would call me stupid. Part of that was because I just didn't apply myself and didn't care to get good grades. But they called me stupid. I was kind of the butt of the jokes a lot. That was in elementary and middle school, and as I got into high school, I didn't even try because I'd been told by my friends for three, or four years that I was dumb, I was stupid and I couldn't do it. So in high school, I didn't even try, I barely graduated on time, and I was one credit short of being held back a year. Looking back, it was the way that I processed the shame on myself. But the bullying aspect is talking about mindfulness, being more mindful of just how strong words can be, especially in formative years. They really think that I was stupid. Now, did they really think that I was dumb? Did they think that if I couldn't get straight A's, or really good grades? No, but just saying that just to play the cool kid card, and have someone to unleash their personal self-doubt. It's kind of a way to get that off their chest. But just understanding and being mindful of the power that words have. Fortunately, for me, I was able to overcome that. And I had parents that loved me and believed in me, and good teachers that refuse to give up on me otherwise my life would have looked a lot different. Intermittent Fasting Related Episodes Your Presence is a Superpower; Elizabeth Tripp Don’t Let This Habit Steal Your Life; Roman Mironov Mindfulness is My Diet Focusing On Nothing But Positive Thoughts; Olympic Boxer Daniel Hayes Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at [email protected] with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
A Writer’s Mindfulness; Lindsay Lees
39:20Lindsay Lees is originally from Los Angeles but with dual citizenship in the UK. She grew up in both countries and went on to study Creative Writing. First earned a B.A. in 2008 from Manchester Metropolitan University and later followed by an M.F.A. in 2017 from California College of the Arts. The Willing is Lindsay’s debut novel. She currently lives a quiet Southern life with her husband and a houseful of pets. Writer's Mindfulness Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.thewillingnovel.com Book: The Willing by Lindsay Lees Most Influential Person Her mother, a clinical psychologist Writers Effect on Emotions It's easy for me to allow my anxieties and my insecurities to paralyze me. So coming out of that; focusing on yoga, breathing, and becoming more centered is really life-changing. Thoughts on Breathing I enjoy breathing techniques. Pranayama things that you learn in Yoga. There's the Dutch guy, Wim Hof, who does breathing techniques, and they're fascinating, and his whole life meeting and learning. What that practice is about is it's very expansive and it can shift your mood in a very short period of time, and that can be essential to be able to overcome certain things. Writer's Mindfulness Suggested Resources Book: The Willing by Lindsay Lees Book: Walking Meditation: Easy Steps to Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh App: Abide: Christian Meditation Bullying Story When you are an adolescent in a position where you are less capable of standing up for yourself less confident. Growing up was challenging because I didn't feel that I had so many things going on in my personal life and in my family life that I couldn't share and that I didn't understand completely. Writer's Mindfulness That made me different from the kids in my classroom and who I was growing up. So I wish that children could not let those self-defeating thoughts and those insecurities become their identity in a way. Then influence how you view yourself and understand that the person that you are back then is not going to be the person that you are when you grow up and you're capable of developing new ways of thinking, your understanding of the world, and how people really view themselves and try to belittle others because they don't feel good about themselves. That's their only way of coping. Writers Related Episodes An Overactive Mind Achieving Balance; Daniel Hess Music for Mindfulness; Dave Combs Mindfulness in Motion; Nita Sweeney Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at [email protected] with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.