The Meditative Shift Podcast with Susan Taylor, PHD

Doctor Susan Taylor hosts the Meditative Shift Podcast – Author of Return to Radiance, Feeling Good Matters, and the Vital Energy Reset. Susan guides us as we navigate ancient wisdom and modern science across the topics of mind, medicine, and holistic health.

Does Your Brain Need A Hit Of Happiness?

In our modern world, where stress and uncertainty seem to be the norm, the pursuit of happiness has become a universal quest that transcends cultural boundaries and spans all living beings.  But have you ever wondered why we’re wired to seek happiness? Is it hardwired into our brains, compelling us to pursue it in various aspects of our lives? In this episode, Susan discusses: the science behind happiness, the brain’s natural mood-enhancing substances and how to boost these neurochemicals new perspectives on creating happiness


Detox Depression: A Holistic View

We’re more connected than ever before, with technology and screens around us, yet we’ve never felt more alone. It’s like there’s a paradox at play here. And unfortunately, there’s a hidden crisis that’s quietly spreading among us: a condition that affects more than 264 million people of all ages. Today’s episode is inspired by a holistic perspective discussing: origins of depression three types of depression holistic strategies


Fog to Focus: Reset Your Gut

In our fast-paced modern world, many individuals find themselves grappling with a phenomenon known as “brain fog.” It is an often-frustrating cognitive state characterized by difficulty concentrating, mental sluggishness, memory lapses, and a general sense of mental fatigue. In todays episode, we will explore the scientific background of the gut in clearing the fog and improving mental clarity. Topics Include: Gut brain communication- what science tells us The 3 step Protocol – a practical practice Cleansing your gut Nourishing your gut Lifestyle factors


Anxiously Inflamed: Breaking the Cycle

Have you ever wondered why anxiety seems to have such a profound impact on our well-being? Why do those persistent worries and fears not only affect our minds but also take a toll on our bodies? In today’s episode , Dr Taylor delves into this fascinating relationship of the anxiety and inflammation cycle.  Topics include: Chronic inflammation creates anxiety. Anxiety is a mind/body imbalance. Solutions to breaking the anxiety-inflammation cycle


Are You In The Meditative Shift?

Is it time to rekindle our understanding, to reclaim our connection with nature, and embark on a transformative journey towards reawakening our vital selves and rediscovering our true purpose? Back from Sabbatical, Susan Taylor introduces the meditative shift and the need for each of us to attend to inner self care and make informed choices about our health.


Riding The Wave of Depression

For many, the pandemic infused us with multiple forms of stress. We are left with a deep sense of loss leading to grief and perhaps a feeling of depression.​ In today’s episode, Dr Taylor discusses: if depression is a chemical imbalance a view from the inside 5 essential ways to move through depression


NeuroBreath: Optimize Your Brain Potential

A growing number of clinical studies have demonstrated that breathing-including meditation-may represent a new non-pharmacological approach for improving specific aspects of how our brain focuses and thrives in stressful situations. In today’s episode, Dr Taylor discusses: The connection between breath and resilience The downside of mouth breathing How breathing can affect appetite


ReEngineer Your Brain: 3 Top NeuroEnhancers

Did you know that you can directly impact your ability to focus, think and establish inner peace without supplements?   We have much more control over our brain function than we realize and can alter the structure, function, and chemistry of our brains through our behavior, our breathing and our thinking. In today’s episode, Dr. Taylor discusses: How we can turn on and turn off our genes The benefits of fasting for the brain Why staying upright nourishes our brain  


Optimize Your Brain: 6 Essentials

The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 50 million and will almost triple by 2050. As the incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia affect our thinking, memory, behavior and ability to live life fully increase; maintaining optimal brain function has become a key concern. In todays episode, Dr Taylor discusses: Optimizing cognitive function How breathing affects brain health 6 essential components that benefit the brain


ReSpirit Your Life

Your consciousness is pure, happy, compassionate and kind by nature, but to find that we must learn to let go of the unconscious turbulence that we can fall into when we lose connection with our inner peace. In today’s episode, Dr. Taylor discusses: Wired for fear Negativity on your brain How to move out of negativity bias

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