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.

Food As Medicine

Did you know research reveals that those who consume a better diet have an average of two milliliters more total brain volume than those who do not?  In today’s podcast, Susan answers community questions: How does food affect our cognitive function? When did the functional food trend start? Does research back up the claims of “functional” foods?


Does Exercise Build A Resilient Brain?

Resilience decline is happening now worldwide due to lifestyle habits that contribute to stress and anxiety.  In today’s podcast, Susan discusses: The brain on stress Exercise endorphins and neurotransmitters Research highlights on exercise benefits


CBD for Healing, Hype or Reality?

More people in the holistic wellness world are turning to CBD for its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects, but many are not familiar with it’s nature.   In this podcast, Susan discusses the science behind CBD and answers these questions: Is CBD the same as marijuana? Does the science back up the claims? Is CBD better alone or with THC for treating illness?


The Healing Power of Meditation

Can meditation help us come back into balance and help us heal? In today’s podcast Susan discusses meditation as it pertains to healing.  Topics include meditation as a tool to: Heal the mind Create positive emotions Ignite spiritual transformation


5 Strategies for Sustainable Resilience

It seems as though everyone wants to be resilient these days. Did you know resilience is both innate and acquired? In today’s podcast, Susan discusses her resilience training program. Topics include: Self-Awareness Shifting perception Training the mind Mindfulness in Focus Myths about resilience


Superfoods, Hype or Reality?

What is a superfood? And are the claims necessarily true? The term “superfood” has been used to describe practically every food. In today’s episode, Susan discusses the following topics: What constitutes a “superfood” The underlying reality of what makes a superfood and 3 of her personal “superfoods”


Adapting to Stress?

Are you feeling just not up to par?  Many persons can experience fatigue and exhaustion at a particularly stressful point in their life.In today’s episode, Susan discusses the following topics: Adaptogens and stress Your ability to recover from stress 3 top herbs that restore balance


Build A Foundation for Inner Resilience

Today more than ever we are plagued with fear and self-doubt that is driving our resilience into a downward spiral. What is causing this reality?  In today’s episode, Susan discusses resilience from an energetic perspective.  Topics include: Sealing Your Energy Leaks Building A Reserve Maintaining Flow


Are You Established In Being?

When we are resilient we are established in being.   What does this mean to you? In today’s episode, Susan discusses what can happen when our mind creates fear and self-doubt and a yoga science perspective of getting back on track.


Can Cognitive Decline Be Reversed?

Today, we are facing a planetary imbalance, a healing crisis where vitality and purpose are met with anxiety, distraction,  fatigue and cognitive decline. In today’s podcast Susan discusses cognitive decline: what it is and how it can affect us why it is important especially now research that supports the essentials of diet

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