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.

How To Improve Focus: 7 Natural Remedies

There are many pharmaceuticals that are designed to improve attention, focus, and increased productivity. But at what cost? In today’s episode, Susan discusses: What happens when we use non-natural remedies? How our mitochondria dictate our energy Remedies to help us focus better


Seven Tips for Staying Hydrated: An Alternative View

Cellular hydration matters for your mood. Looking at more subtle viewpoints allows us to get to the root of our mood issues. In todays episode, Susan will discuss: The element theory and hydration How we become out of balance 7 tips to absorb water effectively


Does Water Affect Your Mood? A Look At Hydration.

Although it is well known that water is essential for human survival, it’s only within the last decade that we have begun to understand its role in the maintenance of brain function.  When we get dehydrated, our brain actually shrinks.  In todays episode, Susan discusses: The physiology of being hydrated The mood hydration connection How to increase your cellular hydration


Does Inflammation Affect Your Mood?

Struggling with feeling the blues or feeling anxious?  Research continues to say our gut may be a place to look for a solution. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The gut-brain connection Inflammation on your brain and behavior Practices to get started


What Do You Feed Your Mind? Three Levels of Mental Nutrition

What we feed our mind not only changes things in the moment; but has the capacity to leave behind the vibrational footprint that is reflected in our resilience. In todays episode, Susan discusses: The physical elements and the mind Mental nutrition 3 qualities of the mind


Soundbite Knowledge; Do we really need the full course?

I have heard it said; ‘Don’t believe what you hear, and only believe half of what you see”.  Could this be true? In this episode,  Susan discusses: The meaning of Soundbite knowledge What are the weaknesses and implications 7 Steps to build your self-knowledge


Fasting Strategies, Which One Is Best?

I am a strong advocate for overnight fasting. After conducting extensive research, I realized that this might be the best strategy for most. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: 4 strategies of fasting Benefits of each Counter-indications Questions from our community


Does Fasting Improve Vitality?

A lot has been said about fasting. A lot of it as good for you as junk food. But the overall principle is the same in all of them: the body needs time to rest from the daily activity of digestion. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The health benefits of fasting A technique of fasting that is effective and safe Guidelines for conducting your at home fast


Create the Force for Transformation

Did you know that there are special practices that help you to reconnect to the forces that keep you alive and vital? In today’s episode, Susan discusses the need to tap into our core vital energy; to heal, nourish and transform our life and society. Topics include: Significance of special practices Resilience training for rejuvenation Proper techniques to tap into vitality


Vital Energy: How To Get It and Keep It

Do you ever find yourself in the mid-afternoon with low energy, feeling exhausted and your enthusiasm, and drive diminished?  In today’s episode, Susan discusses: What is vital energy? Why do we need to understand it? 7 Habits to refuel your energy

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