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.

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


Silence Is Golden: A Look Into Meditation

Did you know that meditation may result in lasting changes in mental function? In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Meditation and mental function Research on PTSD and meditation Diet tips to support mental function


What Is Stress All About?

Did you know that stress exacerbates disease symptoms and drives disease progression, and diseases disrupt stress responses to produce neuropsychiatric symptoms? In todays episode, Susan discusses: Stress and Alzheimer’s Disease Why stress packs on the pounds Exercises to counteract stress


Can Breathing Push Away Anxiety?

It may be hard to believe, but 9 out of 10 adults breathe incorrectly; but fortunately, we can relearn how to breath and do it correctly. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: How breathing affects anxiety Proper breathing technique How to strengthen your breathing muscle


Can Meditation Alleviate Anxiety?

Meditation makes perfect sense for working with anxiety, especially if it is taught systematically and with precision. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Meditation moves mainstream Physiological benefits of meditation What research tells us


Are We Entering A New Age of Anxiety?

Research shows anxiety — characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear — is now 800 percent more prevalent than all forms of cancer. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Anxiety as the new depression Causes of anxiety Anxiety free living solutions


Can Exercise Improve Your Brain’s Resilience?

Researchers say one new case of dementia is detected every four seconds globally.  Can exercise help with making the brain more resilient? In today’s episode, Susan discusses how exercise: Protects the brain Helps with anxiety and Improves memory

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