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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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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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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...

Duration:00:01:00

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...

Duration:00:00:59

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...

Duration:00:00:57

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...

Duration:00:00:59

Episode 184 - Heartfelt Sleep

7/3/2019
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Have you noticed that everything related to improving your sleep is about what happens when you are awake? I want you to consider a life of living as an extension of your values and from your heart instead of catching up on the world of should and have-to. Let’s touch on insomnia which is linked to anxiety. Are you having a hard time sleeping because you can’t turn your mind off? Perhaps you can’t even pinpoint the cause or reason. You go to work, you eat, you have friends, you have a...

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Episode 183 - Mindful Sleep Practices

7/2/2019
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How to develop mindful sleep practices that promote deep rest instead of merely chasing sleep. Sleep is a vital part of your relationship with your body and your ego. On a basic level, notice feelings of alertness and drowsiness throughout the day. This is your body’s way of giving you valuable information. But you have to register those sensations first before you can interpret it and use that information. Also notice how your mind views sleep. One of the flaws in western culture is that...

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Episode 182 - Back To Basics: Sleep Eat Move

7/1/2019
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The last two months of sharing travel highlights has been wonderful and gratifying. This month I’d like to get back to basics. Truly foundational elements like sleeping, eating, moving. Lifestyle changes can be powerful. If you manage your lifestyle, medicine and technology could all be secondary for a long time during your life. I want to expand on holistic health. The maintenance model of health instead of the disease treatment model that much of our current healthcare system is...

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Episode 181 - Northern Ireland Highlights

6/30/2019
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Country #41 Northern Ireland which is part of the UK My first view of Belfast was the Titanic Quarter, the shiny new massive waterfront regeneration. We spent much of the drizzly day at W5 the Science & Discovery Center. During lunch, we found a cafe along the docks where I had my first Belfast bap, a big crusty round bread. I was skeptical about the Titanic Museum but the building is iconic, a true monument. We stayed in the vibrant Cathedral Quarter with it’s restaurants and...

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Episode 180 - Lake Como Highlights

6/29/2019
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Today’s highlights focus on Lake Como in northern Italy. The lake is shaped like an upside down Y. And at the center is the town of Bellagio. I stayed in the town of Como at the southwest base of the lake. If I had to do it over again, I’d stay somewhere more central like Varenna since I found the ferry schedule for Como to be infrequent and inexact. I would name it ferry ideas: "I’m a ferry and here are some places I might visit today.” I also learned they stop running fairly early so...

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Episode 179 - Sicily Highlights

6/28/2019
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Today’s highlights focus on Sicily in Italy. I spent a week here and it was the pinnacle of my European travels last summer. True, the transportation connections haven’t been completely modernized but I’d love to return and explore more. Palermo can feel a bit rough around the edges after Florence but it’s charm was not lost on me. I had my best cannoli here. And then there’s Cefalu. I remember waking up to the sound of the sea and the light streaming through the tiny attic window of...

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Episode 178 - Florence Highlights

6/27/2019
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Today’s highlights focus on Florence in the illustrious Tuscany region. Come to the historic center, a pedestrian only zone to experience the cradle of the Renaissance. Long before Bill Gates and Warren Buffet began The Giving Pledge for philanthropic causes. The House of Medici, besides having formidable wealth and political influence, were great patrons of the arts in the 15th century creating a cultural movement and giving rise to a strong artisan tradition that endures to this day....

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Episode 177 - Italian Riviera Highlights

6/26/2019
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Today’s highlights focus on the Italian Riviera in Liguria. This area is famous for its olive oil and pasta. Ligurian olive oil is lighter in fragrance, soft and subtle in flavor. I’ve had the pleasure of coming to this region twice. It’s about a 45 minute drive from Nice. My time here was mostly spent lounging around a villa in La Mortola. The Hanbury Botanical Gardens are here - she’s like a lady who hasn’t always had the easiest of times. The views are amazing but the cafe is nothing...

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