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Inspiration and motivation for change makers who want to amplify their impact. Helping you to live better in a minute a day. Want answers? Email universe@thelinlife.com with your questions, comments or thoughts on life.

Inspiration and motivation for change makers who want to amplify their impact. Helping you to live better in a minute a day. Want answers? Email universe@thelinlife.com with your questions, comments or thoughts on life.
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Inspiration and motivation for change makers who want to amplify their impact. Helping you to live better in a minute a day. Want answers? Email universe@thelinlife.com with your questions, comments or thoughts on life.

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Episodes

Episode 204 - Essential Relaxation

7/23/2019
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Relaxation is the emotional state in which there is an absence of arousal from sources like anger, anxiety or fear. This state is required for mental and physical health. In the same way that you need a physical off switch like sleep for your body to regenerate. You need some time everyday during your waking hours that your mind can be free and relaxed. During my freshman year in college, I became so ill that I had to drop an entire semester. My waking hours were scheduled from 6 or...

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Episode 203 - Mental Well-Being

7/22/2019
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For the past three weeks, I’ve been talking about the basics of physical well-being. The body is a container that also holds our brains and mental well-being. Mental well-being is having the capacity to live a full and creative life, and having the flexibility to deal with life's ups and downs. It's all about resilience. It involves our thoughts and our feelings. It requires an awareness of our feelings and emotions, as well as the feelings of others. It also includes the capacity to...

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Episode 202 - Living Movement

7/21/2019
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Exercise is about creating energy and flow in your life. Being strong enough to support you in all the things you may want to experience. It creates movement that allows you to truly live. It’s wonderful to have aesthetic goals but unless you’re a professional bodybuilder or model where your income is attached to your physique, have the self-awareness to realize that aesthetics are an exterior benefit. You want to look and feel good in and out of your clothes. That’s a positive and I...

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Episode 201 - Movement Habits

7/20/2019
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Let’s talk about habits and behaviors that will encourage positive movement in your life. Make one friend that is a passionate fitness junkie. Why? Because they will talk about it so much that it will drive your focus in that direction. More importantly, their action and results will inspire you. Enlist a friend with similar goals for accountability. For example, I was doing a new glute routine with a friend. We were squat buddies. I would do 10 squats and then text her, she would do...

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Episode 200 - Exercise And Body Image

7/19/2019
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What if you’re unhappy with the way you look? Do you get lean or muscled up first or do you get happy first? Do you change the way you look to be happy or do you change how you feel about yourself so that you have the proper motivation to change the way you look? It can feel like a chicken and egg issue. True transformation falls somewhere in the middle, you do both simultaneously. Find reasons to love yourself that have nothing to do with the way you look. This gives you a cushion...

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Episode 199 - Exercise Environment

7/18/2019
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Do you have the self-discipline to work out no matter what your surroundings are like? I can gut it out once or twice but I can’t summon the energy to sustain that for very long. I love to be inspired in all things so why not include my workouts. This means having the right equipment. Get a yoga mat that doesn’t slip. Buy appropriate footwear. Get two outfits of breathable fast drying wicking technical fabrics. You can wash one and wear one since they dry overnight. I love colorful...

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Episode 198 - Movement And Mental Health

7/17/2019
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A study with findings that exercise is more important to your mental health than money made a splash recently. It did note that there was a diminishing return. Between 30-60 minutes a day was ideal. Those that worked out beyond 3 hours a day suffered more than those that weren’t that active. Take comfort that you do not need to be a professional athlete to be happy. Build up your endurance with moderate to vigorous aerobic activity or cardio. Use the talk test. Moderate-intensity means...

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Episode 197 - Mindful Movement

7/16/2019
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If you’re new to exercise or an activity, you’ll have to accept that the beginning is just that. Good for you for trying. If you could love being bad at something for 30 tries, you’d have the basic skills for just about any activity in 30 days. You won’t have the muscle memory. So you’re not the kid who grew up skateboarding who then picks up surfing quickly as a teen. By the time you try snowboarding in college, you’re flying down a black diamond slope. You’re the person whose body is going...

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Episode 196 - Move It

7/15/2019
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If you just want to lose weight, changing your diet is most effective. If you want to shape your body and improve your mind, you’ll have to get moving. I’m gearing this week towards those of you who hate exercise. If you enjoy it, then you’re probably already doing it. Get curious about the world. Find activities that require you to physically engage. Feel free to think outside the box. Art fanatic? Go to museums. Like real estate? Go to open houses. If you like flowers, wander around...

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Episode 195 - Eating And Exercising

7/14/2019
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There’s a lot to be said about what you should or should not eat but each person has their own individual needs to support their body’s daily activities. When you have a good relationship with food, there’s very little to overhaul because you continually make minor adjustments based on your body’s changing needs. You eat with ease. Having a good relationship with food is tied to having a good relationship with your body. You’ll naturally want to do what makes your body feel good including...

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Episode 194 - Good Eating Habits

7/13/2019
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Let’s talk about having good eating habits. Your meal times might be set by circumstance, a fixed lunch time at work or set dinner time with the family and not by your hunger level. Know the difference between snacks and treats and plan accordingly. When you are having a snack, it’s to manage your hunger. I will often have a snack before I go out to dinner. Why? Because it can be an hour before fork hits mouth from the time everyone arrives until food is on the table. I get hangry. Have...

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Episode 193 - Eating Rituals

7/12/2019
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Eating rituals are behaviors that encourage positive eating. I recommend always eating on a plate and with cutlery. I throw some of my nice china in the mix as a reminder that every day can be a special day. It’s a reminder of my good fortune. Even when I have takeout, I transfer it to a plate or bowl. Sit down, slow down. It’s hard to gauge a portion size when you’re eating out of a container. Another fun ritual is plating my food. Making it look pretty also encourages eating a...

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Episode 192 - Eating Environment

7/11/2019
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How to optimize your eating environment. For starters, don’t keep problematic foods in the house. Minimize eating distractions. Step away from your desk and move to the break room. If you work from home, close your laptop. Put your phone on airplane mode. Screen time encourages mindless eating. Set out a placemat at your dining table or breakfast bar and have a proper meal. Have nice dishes and cutlery that you want to use. When I worked in an office, I also kept a complete place...

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Episode 191 - Heartfelt Eating

7/10/2019
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Heartfelt eating is about enjoying food with a happy heart. An opportunity for gratitude. Eating is a chance for you to nourish and nurture your being. Recognizing food and eating situations that you find pleasant can help inform your future choices. Following my cravings is not the same thing as emotional eating. I want steak, salmon, salad or fruit is different than trying to soothe unpleasant emotional feelings. If you reach for food when you’re not hungry, something emotional is going...

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Episode 190 - Mindful Eating Practices

7/9/2019
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The practice of engaging all your senses to guide your eating-related decisions is called mindful eating. Eating without judgment. Food is like money. It is neither good nor bad, it’s how you use it. Your experience of it can change based on how you manage it. If you have a poor body-image, you'll want to exercise a lot of self-compassion. And if you’ve been mentally beating yourself up for a long time, be patient as you adopt new beliefs. Notice your hunger and satiety level. Eat when...

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Episode 189 - Eating And Dieting

7/8/2019
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Do you have a healthy relationship with food? The freedom to eat anything but still manage to regularly choose foods that make you feel good. The truth about diets? They work. If you follow them to a T. They’re also unsustainable. If you do go on a diet, reframe it as an opportunity to introduce new habits, get outside your comfort zone, adjust your palate or reset your system. I tried Keto for a couple months, bought the little testing strips, tracked my macros zealously and spent a...

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Episode 188 - Eat Well Sleep Well

7/7/2019
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Eating healthy allows the body to absorb proper nutrients which provides the brain with the chemical environment that it needs to produce the neurotransmitters that it needs to maintain adequate sleep. This is a lesson in moderation. Especially caffeine, alcohol, fat, sugar near bed time. Pay attention to caffeine intake. As for alcohol, not too much and not too close to bed time, when it can interfere with REM sleep the restorative phase. Avoid high fatty foods, you don’t want...

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Episode 187 - Good Sleep Habits

7/6/2019
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Developing patterns that honor your circadian rhythm. You want to keep in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. Consistency is important here. Try to sleep and wakeup at the same time everyday. Avoid sleeping in too much on weekends and if you nap do so wisely, not too long and not too late in the day. Don’t hit snooze, let the sun in. Get outside during the day if you can. If you’re consistently sleepy, go to bed earlier or set your alarm for later. Circadian rhythms change as...

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Episode 186 - Sleep Rituals

7/5/2019
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Developing night time behavior that allows you to disconnect from your daytime responsibilities. It’s like closing all the apps on your phone or the windows on your laptop before you power down. It’s not the time to start opening things up. One of the worst habits is to lay in bed on our phones scrolling through our social media or news feeds. Turn off all your electronics at least one hour before bedtime if you can. Use technology to support your sleep instead. If you have a smart...

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Episode 185 - Sleep Environment

7/4/2019
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How can you create a healthy sleeping environment? Think about your bedroom. What is absolutely essential? Can you clear out any distractions? Ideally, no tv, visible work, or electronics. If your current situation requires that your bedroom share other functions, consider a simple curtain or room divider to delineate the sleeping cave portion. Choose a bed frame with adequate support. If it creaks when you move or the headboard rattles, fix it. Find a mattress that is comfortable and...

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