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On The Verge
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On The Verge is the only show of its kind — a late night talk show for tech enthusiasts and forward-thinkers. Join host Joshua Topolsky along with Nilay Patel, Paul Miller and the The Verge team as they take you on a wild ride along the cutting edge of tech news and entertainment. If you don't watch it, your future-self will probably visit you using a time machine and tell you how your life was ruined because of your poor choices.
 
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Women on the Verge
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Paula and Sabrina are women on the verge of enlightenment (among other things). In this podcast, they talk to other verging women who are making moves in media and entertainment. Women on the Verge is recorded at Sandwich Video.
 
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Cat sleeping on a bedBy Cara Bradley - Author, Body-Mind Expert.
 
Fully Alive, Engaged and Awake: Live at four or five and there's no stopping you.Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “How awake and engaged am I in my life right now?” If you’re like most people, the answer is likely to be not often or never. In this episode, Cara brings you her Aliveness Scale. A way to measure states throughout the day—the ...…
 
Your struggle is not only useful, it’s necessary for growth and creativity. Are you struggling in a relationship or with a project at work? Don’t wish it away! There’s good news.In Cara's latest short snippet of no-hype advice, she talks about struggle, your struggle, her struggle and how our struggle can lead us into flow—where we feel bigger, ...…
 
Start now. Get going. Stop waiting around for everything to "line up." Do you have a great idea for a project, business, lifestyle but can't seem to jump start it? Or, are you waiting for more information, more expertise, more something? In this episode, Cara talks about how to find the courage to start before you "think" you are ready — a conc ...…
 
Find out how to use feedback to get clear on what's holding you back. We are brilliant beings with intelligence flooding, our systems. 24/7. We each have unique gifts to share with the world—our own unique version of lightness and brightness. However, oftentimes feedback gets in the way.It happens all the time. We receive constructive criticism ...…
 
Find out how to spark aliveness and the sense of optimism, courage, confidence and contentment that comes along with it.We spend way too much time living in our heads feeling dulled and disconnected. As adults we move further and further away from natural childhood curiosity and excitement. We mute our enthusiasm for the delightfully simple thi ...…
 
Find out how to spark your natural seeking curiosity and feel more alive. Did you know that humans are hard-wired to seek out new and different territories? In other words, we are born naturally curious beings. Being interested in new stuff is our survival mechanism! Unfortunately, as we get older (and busier), we seem to get less curious and m ...…
 
Learn how a tomato and 25 minutes gets you into flow every time. In this episode Cara talks about a powerful tool called The Pomodoro Technique also know as the Tomato Timer. (fun, isn’t it?). She explains how it has been a game changer in her life. In short, it's helped her make time her ally and not her enemy. In other words, she's learned to ...…
 
Photo by Dalton Touchberry on UnsplashKnowing and being. Learn how to balance the two, what it feels like to be at the extremes, and how to play and dance in flow.In this episode Cara talks about paying attention to our need to know and yearn to be. Specifically she dives into looking at our desire to devour more and more information and how do ...…
 
Your body is telling your story. Before you even open your mouth others can sense who you are.Your state of being walks in the room before you utter a word. Discover how to become fluent in the language of your body by tuning into your nervous system and your state all day long. In this episode Cara talks about the importance of making our stat ...…
 
Being needy feels creepy—in our bones. Learn how to notice and move past expecting.How does it feel to be needy? Do you feel creepy when you expect, want, hope someone will do something for your benefit? What does it feel like in your body? In this episode Cara explores this provocative phrase she first learned from master coach Rich Litvin. Sh ...…
 
What are you doing to move the ball forward in your life? In this episode Cara uses a football term to talk about habits and patterns and how what we do today affects the quality of our lives ten years from now. She shares how she deals with anxiety and how her daily body-mind practices move her ball forward. Cara gets right down to the details ...…
 
Life is happening. Your life is happening. Right now your life is in process.Moments are coming and going, never to return again. No matter what you’re doing or not doing or what you’re saying or not saying, this moment matters as much as any other you’ve lived.This moment is your life. If you miss it, you miss your life.When you show up and al ...…
 
Return to center and you'll move in the world feeling “just right.”What does it feel like to be centered, why does it matter and how do we get there? In this episode Cara explores shares how she taps into her natural state of clarity and calm. She describes her process as "touching home base" or returning to center. Explore your center and how ...…
 
We are not equipped for the speed of the 21st century. Simple practices can show you how to adapt.Meet Johnny Gillespie—a master mechanic of body and mind with decades of experience teaching simple ways to move and breathe more efficiently and live with more integrity and joy. In this episode we talk about morning routines, essential practices ...…
 
White Space. They are moments, minutes, or hours of unscheduled time when you stop doing stuff and simply experience life as in real time.One of the benefits of getting older is being able to predict on Monday morning how I'm likely to feel by Friday afternoon. This crystal ball shows up as my color-coded weekly calendar. The more color on my s ...…
 
Get high on life. Step up to the plate and bang this day out of the park.Consider this, what makes you high and what if it sounds crazy, and is different than how you're living right now?What really makes you high? Tick tock, tick tock. C'mon just answer the question.These days are going by fast. If we don't take the time to know what makes our ...…
 
Stop wasting your time on self-help. Instead, lean into what makes you come alive.Do you know what makes your heart sing? If not go find out. And then go do it. In this fiery episode Cara encourages you to get off the self-help hamster wheel and get back to living your life. Stop the self-loathing and the shame. Stop the constant and never-endi ...…
 
Feeling fully alive. Schedule some into your day, week and month.What does it feels like to come alive? When was the last time you felt exhilarated or electrified? What were you doing and who were you with? In this episode Cara challenges you to think about what lights you up and makes your heart sing. Furthermore, she explores what happens whe ...…
 
When your mind feels frantic or frazzled try sky gazing.In this episode, Cara explains why this micro-practice opens our mind. You’ll learn how catching a glimpse of the expansive sky is not only settling, it’s downright mind blowing. Furthermore, discover how this simple Tibetan Buddhist practice comes from the tradition of Dzogchen aimed at d ...…
 
Photo by Andrik Langfield on UnsplashLearn this 15 minute micro-practice and shift into flow—your optimal state of focused attention and effectiveness.There's a reason the typical TED talk lasts around 15 minutes. Research shows that our focus starts to drift at the 10-15 minute mark of a talk or lecture. In other words, our attention has a she ...…
 
Cara talks about the fierce urgency of now, how to not miss this moment, and not miss your life.Tomorrow is today. Do you sense the fierce urgency of now?Now. It’s elusive and slippery. Now. It’s all we have—and it’s going by fast. Stuck in our head, preoccupied with “he said, she said,” we miss the moment that we’re in. Poof. It’s gone, never ...…
 
Busyness. Is it your middle name? Find out why time away from routine shows us what we are so busy doing.Busyness, it's a national addiction. When was the last time you hung out with nothing on your schedule? Are you an obsessive list maker, planner or organizer or forever seeking self improvement? If so, you may be harboring unconscious and ev ...…
 
PhotoSay no more often leaves room to say, “HELL YEAH!”I'm still buzzing from a powerful exercise I (sort of) made up about finding my "hell yeah." It's inspired by the bestseller Tools of Titans in which author Tim Ferriss engages with programmer-philosopher Derek Sivers about saying hell yeah and saying no.Sivers writes:"If I’m not saying “HE ...…
 
Photo by Dominik Martin on UnsplashPower pause. Discover how to up your game and perform your best.We are starving for stillness and silence in our culture. Doesn’t it seem like there is noise and chaos everywhere? The truth is that the world is not going to slow down and get less noisy simply because you want it to. You have to commit to takin ...…
 
[rebroadcast] Speed creates struggle. Slow down and stop moving so fast. Let's talk about stress and struggle and how we race around town. There's the obvious physical speed but there's also mental and emotional speed. Learn to notice speed and how running too fast causes accidents and mistakes. Discover how to pause and slow your life down.How ...…
 
Being alone is not time wasted. Solitude is time well spent.Do you spend time alone? Where do you find solitude? Also, what do you do when by yourself? In this episode I pose these questions and more and encourage you to meet yourself in the quiet spaces of your mind. More importantly I share how it's precisely in those quiet spaces in which yo ...…
 
There is no normal so why are you trying to control everything?Life is unpredictable. But you already know that. There is no normal even though you wish there was. But you already know that too.What you may not be aware of is that when you try to make life predictable (and normal) you set yourself up for more stress. In other words, try to cont ...…
 
Live body-first. Shift beyond just thinking about life into the full sensory flow of life.Do you ever feel like a brain on a stick, drowning in mental chatter and disconnected from your body? Learn how to get out of your mind and live body-first and in flow where you experience less thinking more being.In this episode Cara describes how living ...…
 
Stability is not only sexy, it's downright powerful.Stability gets a bad rap. In our culture of more and better and “new and shiny” being steady and stable seems boring and unattractive.I beg to differ. As a teacher and coach I witness transformation every day. When we learn to settle down and steady our body and mind we quickly become clearer, ...…
 
Waking up. Get underneath your mental clutter to see what's really going on.Waking up. It’s the buzz in spiritual circles. What does it mean and why does it matter? Also, what are we waking up from? The answers to these questions are not always easy to hear. They may reveal deep truths about how we are living, what we are doing or not doing, sa ...…
 
Don't wait another day to acknowledge the truth. 3 steps to getting clear.If you keep doing what you’re doing you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. The truth is deep down you already know what you want and you already know what you need. Are you willing to hear the answers?In other words, can you handle the truth?In this episode I talk about ...…
 
Want to Drastically Change the Quality of Your Life? Name Your Stress.Stress is a sneaky bugger. Like an invisible gas, stress creeps into our systems and slowly disassembles our life. We have no idea how much we absorb. Furthermore, we are unconscious about how much we manifest.According to the Mayo Clinic, being able to recognize common sympt ...…
 
Avoid Accidents and Incidents. Clean up Sloppy Brain.I call my busy mind my “sloppy brain” when I’m distracted and feel clumsy and out of sorts. Let’s face it, sloppy brain happens to all of us. I once went to work with my slippers on. No joke! Luckily, as a yoga teacher, I spend most of my workday barefoot, but that still didn’t protect me fro ...…
 
Live your life the way you wear your jeans — not too tight and not too loose.Finding the perfect fitting pair of jeans is an art form, much like life. After time, tight jeans make us cranky and the loose ones make us feel sloppy. Much like life, well fitting jeans make us feel alert to what's happening yet relaxed with what is. What does this a ...…
 
Be free and get out of your way. What does it mean to do so and how do we do it every day?Feeling free is our birthright. The truth is, however, that we get in our own way of feeling free all the time. In this episode I talk about what happens when you place obstacles in your path to your freedom and to realizing your potential. I'll also discu ...…
 
Dread is the sense of apprehension or fear.Dread, we all face it from time to time. It manifests as uneasiness in our gut. Also felt as a quickening in our heart or a clenching of our throat, dread is your inner voice offering you a message. Call it an impulse, yearning or a beckoning, the truth is we don't like to listen to dread. We speed rig ...…
 
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on UnsplashIt hurts to hold back and play small. Find out how you may be holding back and how to stop it right now.Are you playing small in life? Do you hold back from speaking the truth, voicing your opinion, asking for what you want? Also, have you ever felt the pain of feeling insignificant? In this episode Cara shares ...…
 
Photo by wembley on UnsplashGet to know what it feels like to be in flow in order to consistently live in flow.Flow is a sense of expanded awareness and full engagement when you feel better and perform better. It's a sense of aliveness, connection and natural confidence. Do you know what it feels like to be in flow?In this episode Cara compares ...…
 
Flow State: Learn to return and train to sustain this clear, calm and stable state.Flow is extraordinarily ordinary. This natural way of dancing with life hides beneath our every day busy-ness. Conditioned to live in the mindset of “crazy busy,” we get stuck in our head and forget there’s a vast and intelligent sensory system communicating with ...…
 
Switch it up! Shift your state. Elevate your focus. Upgrade your connection.Being present slows time down. It opens us. Showing up in the moment offers us a glimpse into the space where we find the courage to change — to switch. In this episode Cara takes you through the process of how to make a switch — right now. You’ll learn how to:1) Notice ...…
 
Name your Kryptonite. Then let it go.Kryptonite is a fictional substance best known as SuperMan’s weakness. It's a special rock that, when held, makes his eyes blurry and knees buckle. Kryptonite diminishes the super in SuperMan. You have kryptonite too. You have weaknesses that sap your strength and shut you down. What are they? In this episod ...…
 
Discover the power and purity of primordial intelligence.Imagine an all-pervading intelligence that moves through every cell of your being — an undercurrent of aliveness that fuels your fire. Most of all, this deeply loving energy is not only nurturing and patient, but is also fearless, unwavering and fiercely pure. In this episode Cara tenderl ...…
 
Why mindfulness matters and how it helps to reduce stress and be happy. Join Cara and mindfulness teacher Cheryl Jones for a casual conversation that offers an inside view about how meditation has changed their lives. Learn how to notice your busy mind, shift beyond over-thinking and the importance of getting out of living in a chronic state of ...…
 
Is being busy worth it?Beneath the busyness lies the space where we know exactly what we need to feel great. The problem is that we rarely take the time to pause and drop below the noise. In this episode Cara talks about what she learned about tending to the self on a recent retreat and how she’s learning to self-care and listen to her deepest ...…
 
We spend energy and renew it everyday. Using the analogy of an energy bank account, Cara teaches how to recognize energy deposits and withdrawals. Some are obvious and some are not so obvious. She explains that drama drains our energy, focus fuels us and how being present is the best way to recharge. In this lively episode Cara explains how to ...…
 
Most of the time we are not aware that we are not aware. We spend long pockets of time in the dream state—sort of here and sort of not. In this episode Cara takes you through the five levels of awareness she writes about in her book On The Verge: Busy Mind, Wake Up, Power Pause, Glimpse, and Living on the Verge. She sheds light on what happens ...…
 
In this episode Cara talks about the three dirty little words she hears most. These words are uttered under our breath when we feel overwhelmed and exhausted. They slip out when we're hypercritical. Tune into this episode to learn your dirty little words and what to do to bar them from your life including bodymind mini-wins and micro-practices ...…
 
In her now infamous Golden Globe acceptance speech Oprah Winfrey told the world that the most powerful thing we could do is to speak the truth. Inspired from this speech Cara explores what it takes to speak the truth and what holds us back from doing so. Cultivate a strong base through practice she recommends. From a stable ground we access the ...…
 
In this episode Cara talks about the inspiring swimmer Diana Nyad. Her slogan "find a way" helped her swim from Cuba to the US after several failed attempts. Cara talks about her inspiration to "find a way" to achieve her personal and professional goals. She explains how she sets goals and breaks them down into smaller, daily goals. Find a way ...…
 
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