In the heart of every human being is the desire to live with vitality and purpose, the fundamental requirement for vibrant aging and longevity.
I am Susan Taylor —integrative health practitioner, author, and a former mountain guide.
Committed to strengthening your foundation of vitality, I guide individuals and groups towards a holistic and evidence-based approach. This path equips you with the energy, focus, and resilience essential for navigating life. With an elevated mindset and healthy body, you can experience the Meditative Shift and experience inner strength and stability empowering you to activate your purpose and thrive.Committed to strengthening your foundation of vitality, I guide individuals and groups towards a holistic and evidence-based approach. This path equips you with the energy, focus, and resilience essential for navigating life. With an elevated mindset and healthy body, you can experience the Meditative Shift and experience inner strength and stability empowering you to activate your purpose and thrive.
About Susan Taylor, PhD.
Imagine getting up each day with the confidence and understanding to navigate the ups and downs with calm and focus. Where you know and trust yourself to direct your choices and actions without concern. Dr Susan Taylor’s mission is to empower women in individual and small groups sessions who desire to tap into their innate healing ability to support vibrant aging and vitality.
For more than 30 years, nationally and internationally, she has been teaching ancient wisdom and modern science to deconstruct the healing code supporting vibrant aging and longevity. Taylor developed the widely acclaimed Meditation Specialist Training, which provides a unique skills-building competency platform that leads to certification for leaders in their fields.
Her long career began at Columbia University Medical School of Nutritional Sciences, where her master’s degree work became the basis for a clinical nutrition practice specializing in the nutrient factors that affect psychological function. Through client and workshop sessions, she concentrated on resolving the physical, emotional and psychological issues related to diet.
She later earned a PhD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she conducted research in Nutritional Biochemistry that appeared in The American Journal of Physiology, Analytical Biochemistry and Clinica Chimica Acta.
During the past decade, she established the Center for Meditation Science, which provides programs internationally to health care practitioners, teachers and business professionals.
Dr. Taylor has authored several scientific papers as well as popular publications that include: Return to Radiance, Feeling Good Matters: The Yoga of Mind, Medicine, and Healing, The Vital Energy Program, Sexual Radiance, and The Healing Power of Meditation CD series. She also hosts ReThink Health Podcast.
Early on in my career, I traveled to Tibet to explore the Himalayan mountains. Though the journey was arduous, with a Sherpa as my guide, I not only reached the mountain’s summit, I gained spiritual altitude. As I descended I wanted to find a way not only to bring that exhilarating experience home with me, but to be able to maintain the energy, vitality and spiritual perspective I had gained and make them part of my everyday life. What I discovered is that the experience can be brought back into day to day living with a lifestyle shift that supports vibrant aging and longevity. My climb to the summit has become a metaphor for a transitional journey to the innermost self. It is a journey which requires a determination, focus, and an understanding of how to restore and rebalance the body, mind and soul to gain access to vibrant aging and longevity that is our birthright. Today I serve as a Guide to take seekers to the Summit of their Wellbeing.
A Meditative Shift is The Key to Vibrant Aging and Longevity
The meditative shift promotes vibrant aging and longevity, as it allows individuals to develop a greater sense of self-awareness and cultivate a more positive mindset. By shifting our consciousness and adopting healthy lifestyle habits, we can improve our physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and enjoy a long and healthy life. Ultimately, the key to vibrant aging and longevity lies in finding a balance between nourishing our bodies and minds, and living a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Our Inner State of Affairs-Our Loss of Vitality
One of the main principles of our modern culture is that faster is better. From mail to media, communications to consumables, everything is accelerated. The effects of living at breakneck speed are beginning to take their toll. Stress and over-stimulation are common symptoms; mental unsteadiness such as anxiety, depression and ADHD have increased dramatically over recent years. Meanwhile modern medicine is failing to keep its promise of good health and a sense of wellbeing. Every day pharmaceutical companies churn out more drugs and doctors write more prescriptions. Meanwhile we are confined within the restrictive boundaries of reductionism as our approach to healthy aging and longevity. Because this model cannot encompass the vibratory energy and the effects that this has on our being, our physical-psychological energy matrix is unbalanced, afflicted with blockages and inertia. What can we do to change this, to protect ourselves from the ravages of hyperculture, to reconnect with the inner core of our being? We must take charge of our health and doing so requires a shift in our perspective on our lives and our understanding of ourselves. This brings each of us to the foot of a mountain. Though the path is steep it is not insurmountable but we must prepare ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually.
Life is a complex interrelationship of forces and that to understand it we have to look at the whole picture- the anatomy of our being. As the Sherpa Guided me to the preparation, journey to the summit and ultimately the return, we too must apply that principle if we are to climb to the summit of our life.
In preparation for our climb to our inner self, we must first understand our mind/body matrix and then leverage that to reach the summit of vitality. Our vitality is a dynamic state that includes physical, mental and spiritual interconnections.
The private sessions, courses, master classes and live events that I teach are a combination of lifestyle techniques, diet and nutrition, breathing practices, and meditation. I present an understanding of the mind field, what nourishes it, and the tools needed to gain access to its potential brilliance.