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.

6 Steps for Better Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep?  Each night millions of people struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Symptoms and causes of insomnia The most common cause of sleep issues 6 steps for better sleep  


It’s A Matter of Connection

With the current landscape of instant results, our resilience  and ability to focus our compromised.   Symptoms such as, difficulty focusing, difficulty retaining information, emotional ups and downs, difficulty remaining calm, and even anxiety, can all be attributed to what I term the “spin” , in other words, spinning out of balance. In today’s episode, Susan discusses the following topics: How the brain communicates Neurotransmitters that calm us down Neurotransmitters that excite us


Focus the Energy of Your Mind

We are constantly being disturbed and distracted without even knowing what is happening. We hear of solutions and quick fixes; but they don’t work.  The reason is because training your mind is not an outer skill set, it is an inner one. In today’s Podcast Susan discusses the following topics: the importance of focusing the mind the minds tendency toward distraction tools to train the energy of the mind  


7 Skills to Build Resilience

Resilience is a mindset.  It refers to how well you can deal with and bounce back from difficulties.    In today’s episode, Susan discusses: 7 skills to build resilience Nourishing your body to balance your mind Finding your purpose in life  


The Future of Well-Being

Your body is an activity and each year all the cells are new.  Did you know that how you feel changes every cell in your body and  how you feel even changes your genes? Well-being is a skill. And the skill can be learned just as one learns to  play a musical instrument.  The more you practices the skills of well-being, the better you get at it. In today’s episode, Susan discusses the following topics: How science thinks about well-being Three steps to enhance well-being How to create a positive outlook


Feed Your Whole Being

We live in a nation with absolute abundance yet we suffer from diseases of depletion.  We spend billions of dollars on diet in the US with billions of dollars spent annually on soft drinks, fitness clubs, diet foods and commercial weight loss programs. So where are we now?  Are we a vital, healthy participant in a healthy nation?  In today’s podcast, Susan discusses the topic of vital energy and nutritional energetics to help restore our body, mind and soul’s vitality.


How Much Food Is Enough?

How many times have you said to yourself, “Stop eating, you don’t need anymore”?  How easy is it to get up in the morning after a late night meal? Obvious questions with obvious answers pointing to one conclusion:  Too much food and having a clear and sharp mind are antithetical. In today’s episode, Susan discusses: Why eating too much impedes our brain’s vitality Why we overeat Practical strategies to eat less  


Does Your Quality of Food Support Vitality?

What is the quality of food that your are eating? Does it support your brain’s vitality? A nourished brain is a vital brain. It’s vitality depends on the energy that we derive from the food we eat. In today’s episode, Susan will discuss: The quality of food is more than macro and micro nutrients Why the food pyramid and food plate do not keep in mind food quality Why microwaving is not necessarily good for your food


Dodge the Magic Bullet

Time and time again we are promised the quick and easy approach to diet, aging, rejuvenation by way of just one pill or potion. But, we find ourselves still searching for the cure to feel better. In today’s episode, Susan discusses the formula for creating vitality and keeping it. She discusses: Eating in tune with your metabolic clock How timing of food restores brain health The benefits of a night time fast    


Is Fasting Healthy?

A lot has been written about fasting. A lot of it as good for you as junk food. But the overall principal is the same in all of them: the body needs time to rest from the daily activity of digestion. Fasting is an ancient practice used for religious events as well as during time of health and disease. It is the bodies natural way to let go and detox; but when is it healthy or not healthy. In today’s episode, Susan discusses the following topics: How to conduct a healthy fast Benefits of conducting a daily fast A practical strategy to practice the overnight fast

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