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You in the New Year

1/6/2019
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How we can change our perception of New Year's resolutions. A guided visualization to recap your previous year and look ahead with positivity and gratitude. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and episodes visit the website: ThePeaceful.life

Duration:00:13:45

Broken Bones and a Peaceful Year!

12/16/2018
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In this, the anniversary show, I tell a story of how I'm ending this year with broken bones, how I get through it (peacefully), and do a short review of the first season of The Peaceful Life Podcast. Thank you to all of my listeners and guests who have made the show a success! Season two of the peaceful life podcast will start after the first of the year. During this hiatus please take some time to go back and listen to season one episodes that you might have missed. To view the show index...

Duration:00:12:15

Negativity, Positivity, and a Girl named Abcde

12/2/2018
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An episode on how negative or positive thoughts can affect you, your body, your soul, the people and the world around you. You have the choice how to react to people and situations, and your life becomes so much better, happier, and more peaceful when you choose the positive. Nobody is perfect. Being "judgy" has been ingrained in our upbringing. But we can catch these thoughts and reframe them. Redirect. You'll be glad you did. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with...

Duration:00:13:35

Laura Say Relax!

11/25/2018
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In this episode, you'll hear some tips on how to incorporate relaxation throughout your day. It's a stressful world! But you don't have to internalize it at all. Here are some quick things you can do to relax: __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and episodes visit...

Duration:00:13:33

Thou Art God

11/11/2018
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Who or what is your god? I talk about the different definitions of god, the evolution of my belief system and how I personally feel god is a part of all of us. I do not impose my beliefs on others, and this episode is not meant to answer any questions. In fact, you can view this show this as a question in itself. And toward the end of the episode, listen for how I received a kind-of "divine surprise!" Some things mentioned in this episode: The Pew Research Study: Americans' Belief in...

Duration:00:23:26

Practical Peace - Things I Learned from the Yosemite Peace Symposium

11/4/2018
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In this episode I discuss all the wonderful presentations I attended at the Yosemite Peace Symposium - practical ways we can take action to better our part of the world. I then lead listeners through a visualization/affirmation to heal the hatred, violence, and injustice that is prevalent in the United States at this time. This is an important week for us here in the U.S. Please exercise your right to vote. Mentioned in this episode: Olive Foundation- Assisting individuals working in the...

Duration:00:18:09

Memory

10/21/2018
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About memory and how it can hinder or help you have a peaceful life. Mentioned in this episode: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover Revisionist History podcast with Malcolm Gladwell __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. For more information and episodes visit the website:...

Duration:00:14:17

We Were Just Kids: "Fire Came Out"

10/14/2018
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In this episode I read a short story I wrote a couple of years ago called "Fire Came Out" about a scary memory from when I was just three years old. Are we responsible for what happens when we're kids? Should we just get over it? This is the first of a two-part episode about childhood, memories, and interpretation. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google...

Duration:00:09:31

Find Your Friggin' Joy - with Belinda Farrell

10/7/2018
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Belinda Farrell has been an actress, elementary school teacher, TV news reporter, professional stunt car driver, hypnotherapist, healer, and almost a CIA agent! But tragedy struck when she lost her son and her entire life savings within the same year. Being as resilient as she is, Belinda sought a new life in an ancient Hawaiian healing practice called Huna. Listen to Belinda's story about her practice, how she heals others (and herself) and found her own path to a peaceful and friggin'...

Duration:00:22:42

Think Differently

9/30/2018
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One of the paths to living a peaceful life is the ability to mindfully control your own thoughts…and work to manage and eliminate those which are non-productive or harmful. In this episode we break down the different thoughts that we have on a daily basis–which work for us and which don’t, and finish with a practice mindful meditation to keep your attention on the present. Other episodes mentioned in this podcast: Go to Sleep Go to Sleep for Kids Release the Darts __________ The...

Duration:00:20:51

Peace and the Police - Part 2

9/23/2018
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A conversation with Sergeant Khyhisha Zebley, a law enforcement professional with twenty years of service in a large urban police force. We speak about her experience on the force, and how police departments all over the country are changing to address the problem of undue aggression. Information about Sergeant Zebley's new podcast can be found at CourageBeyondtheBadge.com

Duration:00:24:35

Peace and the Police - Part 1

9/16/2018
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A peace officer is any law enforcement official on a municipal, county, or state level. They are entrusted in keeping the public peace. But we've seen the opposite, lately, covered by the media. Horrific instances of police aggression--specifically against blacks. In this first episode of a two-part series, I speak with podcaster Rave X, about his personal experiences with the police, overall systemic racism, and law enforcement violence against people of color. Please come back next week,...

Duration:00:29:56

No is the new Yes

9/9/2018
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I found that I've been stressed lately - taking on too many commitments, work, and projects. I had to step back and fix it. In this episode I talk about how saying NO can lead to a more balanced and peaceful life. Mentioned in this episode: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing by Bronnie Ware __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations...

Duration:00:13:46

Yosemite is Open! Things to do in and around Yosemite National Park

8/26/2018
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In this episode, I talk about the wonderful things you can do in and around Yosemite National Park. The communities and businesses surrounding Yosemite have suffered this summer due to the Ferguson fire, but the fire is contained, and Yosemite National Park is OPEN once again. We're revitalizing the tourism by promoting our area with the #YosemiteNOW campaign. On and off the web. Some things mentioned in this episode: Sierra News Online - Our hyperlocal news source for information about...

Duration:00:12:21

That Time I Dated a Guy Who Loved Guns

8/19/2018
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I grew up in a family of pacifists. A pacifist is defined as someone who is in opposition to war or violence, and the root of the word is peace. We were never allowed even toy guns in our house growing up. So it might surprise you that I had a lovely relationship with a guy who loved guns. This is the story of that relationship and what I found out about this man and his hobby. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life...

Duration:00:11:28

Making Peace with your Bullied Inner Child

8/12/2018
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Many of us have gone through some stage of bullying as a child – some more than others. I speak with fellow writer and podcaster Christopher Gronlund about how we were both bullied as kids, what we did to get through it, and how it affects us as adults. I then talk about how we can resolve our feelings from being bullied and take care of this inner child we carry around with us. For statistics and information, please visit: http://stopbullying.gov Pacer National Bullying Prevention...

Duration:00:41:34

The Importance of Community

8/5/2018
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Studies have shown that having a sense of community can actually increase your happiness level. I talk about finding your peeps - your community - both online and in real life. What does community mean to you? Email me at Laura@ThePeaceful.life to tell me your story. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen...

Duration:00:11:39

Inner and Outer Peace - with Susan Madden

7/29/2018
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I speak with Susan Madden, a woman dedicated to spreading inner and outer peace in our community, and in the world. Susan is a certified meditation instructor, labyrinth facilitator, founder of the non-profit Be The Power of One, and creator of the Yosemite Peace Symposium. The Yosemite Peace Symposium will take place October 26 & 27 near Yosemite National Park. For more information go to YosemitePeace.com. Our listeners get $10 off registration by entering discount code PCFL10. For the...

Duration:00:26:17

On Diana

7/22/2018
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Princess Diana fulfilled our expectations of being the perfect fairy tale hero. I talk about how she found her voice, revealed her flaws, and discovered ultimate peace in her own life. We can all learn the lessons of love and peace from this fantastic fable of a beautiful person. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast is a series with stories, inspiration, and affirmations to return your life to peace and joy. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever...

Duration:00:15:45

Extreme Happiness Visualization

7/15/2018
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This visualization/relaxation will take you back to a time and place when you've experienced pure and total happiness, and guide you through storing that so you can recall the feeling at any time. Before you start, put yourself into a position where you are relaxed and comfortable, with no distractions. Please do not listen to this episode while driving a vehicle or operating dangerous machinery! It is designed to take you into a state of relaxation. __________ The Peaceful Life Podcast...

Duration:00:07:38