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.

Lighten Up Your Mood: A Look At BDNF To Protect Your Brain

Are you thinking or even worried about how your brain is going to be aging over the next few years? Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in protecting the brain from neurodegenerative disease. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: The benefits of brain derived neurotrophic factor. What affects our BDNF? How to improve your BDNF production.


Detox Your Brain

Is your brain’s cleansing and nourishing systems optimal? Do you need a brain boost? In today’s episode Susan discusses: The way that the brain detoxes itself What science has to say 4 tips to establish a healthy brain flow


The Science of Meditation

Meditation allows us to gain access to our own powerful inner resources for awareness, transformation, and healing to occur. In today’s episode, Susan discusses:  Different types of meditation Meditation and stress reduction What science as to say


From Confusion to Concentration: The Science Of How To Stay Focused

How many things are pulling for your attention right now?  Is your to-do list growing?  Are you confused as to what to do next? In todays episode, Susan discusses: The cause of distraction How the brain chooses to focus 6 tips to develop to stay focused


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

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