Get gonged! & FREE .MP3

  You’ve heard her voice, but probably didn’t know it. Her tones have been heard in over 98 commercials, including Disney, Blockbuster, Hard Rock Cafe, Betty Crocker, and Walmart! Her name is Teri Wilder and she is a master of music and meditation. Teri is on a mission to introduce Corporate America – and the rest of the world – to the power of gongs and songs that boost productivity and creativity. But she didn’t start out that way. As a singer and songwriter, Teri knew about the positive connection between music and lowering stress, but it wasn’t until 2013 that she added the ancient gong to her workshops and performances. Used for centuries as a meditative tool, its resonant sounds calm the frenetic monkey mind. In fact, a whopping 65% of people who “got gonged” reported being at least 75% more productive after the session than at any other point in the day.  Now, that’s a Wilder benefit! She’s also recorded 4 CD’s of original music, all songs intentionally created to inspire and support a joyful life. Your FREE Gift! Teri is a speaker at our upcoming Transform & Thrive! retreat and she is graciously gifting you with a track from her “Mystical Gong Meditations” CD titled “Empowerment”. You’ll want to be sure and listen with a really good speaker system or with headphones so that you get the full effect of the gongs. You are in for a real treat! Consider using this as a brief interlude to your day to re-center, ground and connect with your spirit! Download it to your Smartphone or iPod so that you have...

The Healing Power of the Breath & FREE .MP3

  Stop. Pause with me, for just a moment. Notice your breath. Is it shallow? Fast? Slow and rhythmic? Over the course of a day, you take somewhere between 17,000 and 30,000 breaths. Each one of them supporting: the oxygen transfer to your brain, helping you to think more clearly; your lymphatic system, helping you to eliminate toxins; and your emotional well-being. The quality of breath you take effects your ability to think, feel, and take action in your life from a centered and grounded place. In my work as a practitioner, I so often have clients who have been prescribed anti-anxiety medications, often against their will. Many have this sense that the medications are interfering with their ability to feel. And in reality, they are. That is their main prescribed purpose – to numb so that one doesn’t feel their emotions quite so intensely and supposedly support their ability to function better in the world. But there is a better way and it starts with your breath. When you are under stress your body goes into an automatic, biological state called “Flight or Fight”. That state heightens and awakens your senses, increases your breath and triggers chemicals to be released in your body that allow you to act quickly, as if you were being chased by a tiger! The only thing is, you’re not being chased by a tiger, you’re simply trying to cope with your day to day stress. Here’s a simple test of the quality of your breathing, right now in this moment. Place your right hand on your lower belly below the belly button and your left hand...