To live in mindcoolness means to have found inner peace. But this most precious state is not the end of a life’s journey. You can enter that state as you are walking, no matter the rocks that hamper your way, no matter the grazes and wounds on your feet.
You can live daily in inner peace, regardless of what you’re struggling with. (Chris Shae)
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[0:00] Introduction. Welcoming Chis, addiction counselor and life coach from Maryland, US: Lifesjourney Life Coaching, LLC.
[0:32] From addiction counseling to life coaching. You don’t need to recover from addiction to realize the greatness of what your life could be!
[3:12] Substance addiction vs. behavioral addiction. In both cases, reappraisal and mindfulness are key. (Read more: The Neurobiology of Liking, Wanting, and the True Will)
[6:26] The dilemma of acceptance vs. change. Alcoholism is something you feel and do, not who you are a person. (Read more: Solving the Problem of Acceptance)
[10:23] Mindfulness practice. What’s the first exercise people should try? (See also: MBSR Mindfulness Challenge)
[11:34] The best form of meditation. Whether sitting, standing, walking, or body scanning, your breathing is critical. (Read more: How Breath Awareness Helps You Achieve Your Goals and How to Increase Willpower Through Breathing)
[13:00] Chris’s personal meditation. He refocuses by walking down the street, through the woods, along the water with mindful awareness. (Read more: If You Don’t Feel Great, Go Outside for a Walk)
[14:11] Walking meditation. Where to focus one’s attention while walking? (Read more: MBSR Mindfulness Challenge – Part 4)
[16:30] Practical tips to build inner peace. Chris talks about his latest book: The Journey To Inner Peace Starts Here.
Thank you, Chris, for our conversation.