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#107: When Simple Is Profound

We are not equipped for the speed of the 21st century. Simple practices can show you how to adapt. Meet Johnny Gillespie—a master mechanic of body and mind with decades of experience teaching simple ways to move and breathe more efficiently and live with more integrity and joy. In this episode we talk about morning routines, essential practices for healthy living and, of course, living in flow. Tune in for a delightful conversations between old friends chock full of laughter and ah-ha’s.

White Space

#104: Finding White Space

White Space. They are moments, minutes, or hours of unscheduled time when you stop doing stuff and simply experience life as in real time. One of the benefits of getting older is being able to predict on Monday morning how I’m likely to feel by Friday afternoon. This crystal ball shows up as my color-coded weekly calendar. The more color on my spreadsheet, the more I need to pay attention. Here’s why:

Get Real to What Makes you High

#103: What Makes You High? What Are You Waiting For?

Get high on life. Step up to the plate and bang this day out of the park. Consider this, what makes you high and what if it sounds crazy, and is different than how you’re living right now? What really makes you high? Tick tock, tick tock. C’mon just answer the question. These days are going by fast. If we don’t take the time to know what makes our heart sing, we may die wondering. Don’t die wondering. Pause. Be willing to get real with yourself and name what makes you high. Then, go and schedule a few dates with yourself in your calendar. Schedule time to be with friends or to take that class you’ve been wanting to try or better yet, do something completely out of character

Self Help Wheel

#102: Stop With The Self-Help

Stop wasting your time on self-help. Instead, lean into what makes you come alive. Do you know what makes your heart sing? If not go find out. And then go do it. In this fiery episode Cara encourages you to get off the self-help hamster wheel and get back to living your life. Stop the self-loathing and the shame. Stop the constant and never-ending improvement. Instead of wasting your time with self-help books and stuff you don’t like to do, lean into what makes you come alive. Spend more of your few and precious days doing that.

Come Alive

#101: Don’t Die Wondering. Come Alive Today.

Feeling fully alive. Schedule some into your day, week and month. What does it feels like to come alive? When was the last time you felt exhilarated or electrified? What were you doing and who were you with? In this episode Cara challenges you to think about what lights you up and makes your heart sing.

sky gaze

#100: Blow Your Mind With Sky Gazing

In this episode, Cara explains why this micro-practice opens our mind. You’ll learn how catching a glimpse of the expansive sky is not only settling, it’s downright mind blowing. Furthermore, discover how this simple Tibetan Buddhist practice comes from the tradition of Dzogchen aimed at discovering and continuing in the natural state of being.

Pocket Watch

#99: Try This Micro-Practice To Find Your Flow In 15 Minutes

Learn this 15 minute micro-practice and shift into flow—your optimal state of focused attention and effectiveness. There’s a reason the typical TED talk lasts around 15 minutes. Research shows that our focus starts to drift at the 10-15 minute mark of a talk or lecture. In other words, our attention has a shelf life. In this episode Cara offers you a micro-practice, or quick strategy, to make the most of your finite attention span.

#98: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Tomorrow is today. Do you sense the fierce urgency of now? Now. It’s elusive and slippery. Now. It’s all we have—and it’s going by fast. Stuck in our head, preoccupied with “he said, she said,” we miss the moment that we’re in. Poof. It’s gone, never to happen again. How do we show up right now? How do we not miss this moment? These questions and more drive me into my daily body-mind practices.

Man on bridge over stream

#97: Below the Stream of Busyness

Busyness, it’s a national addiction. When was the last time you hung out with nothing on your schedule? Are you an obsessive list maker, planner or organizer or forever seeking self improvement? If so, you may be harboring unconscious and even addictive patterns of behavior resulting in low-level stress or anxiety. Learn how taking an hour or two a week without your phone, lists, plans or self-help schemes can expose your unhelpful patterns and how interrupting them is not only necessary, it’s downright liberating.

man in ocean

#96: Your “Hell Yeah” Wake-Up Call

I’m still buzzing from a powerful exercise I (sort of) made up about finding my “hell yeah.” It’s inspired by the bestseller Tools of Titans in which author Tim Ferriss engages with programmer-philosopher Derek Sivers about saying hell yeah and saying no. Sivers writes: “If I’m not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, then I say no. If I feel anything less than “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell Yeah!” — then my answer is no.”

#107: When Simple Is Profound

We are not equipped for the speed of the 21st century. Simple practices can show you how to adapt. Meet Johnny Gillespie—a master mechanic of body and mind with decades of experience teaching simple ways to move and breathe more efficiently and live with more integrity and joy. In this episode we talk about morning routines, essential practices for healthy living and, of course, living in flow. Tune in for a delightful conversations between old friends chock full of laughter and ah-ha’s.

White Space

#104: Finding White Space

White Space. They are moments, minutes, or hours of unscheduled time when you stop doing stuff and simply experience life as in real time. One of the benefits of getting older is being able to predict on Monday morning how I’m likely to feel by Friday afternoon. This crystal ball shows up as my color-coded weekly calendar. The more color on my spreadsheet, the more I need to pay attention. Here’s why:

Get Real to What Makes you High

#103: What Makes You High? What Are You Waiting For?

Get high on life. Step up to the plate and bang this day out of the park. Consider this, what makes you high and what if it sounds crazy, and is different than how you’re living right now? What really makes you high? Tick tock, tick tock. C’mon just answer the question. These days are going by fast. If we don’t take the time to know what makes our heart sing, we may die wondering. Don’t die wondering. Pause. Be willing to get real with yourself and name what makes you high. Then, go and schedule a few dates with yourself in your calendar. Schedule time to be with friends or to take that class you’ve been wanting to try or better yet, do something completely out of character

Self Help Wheel

#102: Stop With The Self-Help

Stop wasting your time on self-help. Instead, lean into what makes you come alive. Do you know what makes your heart sing? If not go find out. And then go do it. In this fiery episode Cara encourages you to get off the self-help hamster wheel and get back to living your life. Stop the self-loathing and the shame. Stop the constant and never-ending improvement. Instead of wasting your time with self-help books and stuff you don’t like to do, lean into what makes you come alive. Spend more of your few and precious days doing that.

Come Alive

#101: Don’t Die Wondering. Come Alive Today.

Feeling fully alive. Schedule some into your day, week and month. What does it feels like to come alive? When was the last time you felt exhilarated or electrified? What were you doing and who were you with? In this episode Cara challenges you to think about what lights you up and makes your heart sing.

sky gaze

#100: Blow Your Mind With Sky Gazing

In this episode, Cara explains why this micro-practice opens our mind. You’ll learn how catching a glimpse of the expansive sky is not only settling, it’s downright mind blowing. Furthermore, discover how this simple Tibetan Buddhist practice comes from the tradition of Dzogchen aimed at discovering and continuing in the natural state of being.

Pocket Watch

#99: Try This Micro-Practice To Find Your Flow In 15 Minutes

Learn this 15 minute micro-practice and shift into flow—your optimal state of focused attention and effectiveness. There’s a reason the typical TED talk lasts around 15 minutes. Research shows that our focus starts to drift at the 10-15 minute mark of a talk or lecture. In other words, our attention has a shelf life. In this episode Cara offers you a micro-practice, or quick strategy, to make the most of your finite attention span.

#98: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Tomorrow is today. Do you sense the fierce urgency of now? Now. It’s elusive and slippery. Now. It’s all we have—and it’s going by fast. Stuck in our head, preoccupied with “he said, she said,” we miss the moment that we’re in. Poof. It’s gone, never to happen again. How do we show up right now? How do we not miss this moment? These questions and more drive me into my daily body-mind practices.

Man on bridge over stream

#97: Below the Stream of Busyness

Busyness, it’s a national addiction. When was the last time you hung out with nothing on your schedule? Are you an obsessive list maker, planner or organizer or forever seeking self improvement? If so, you may be harboring unconscious and even addictive patterns of behavior resulting in low-level stress or anxiety. Learn how taking an hour or two a week without your phone, lists, plans or self-help schemes can expose your unhelpful patterns and how interrupting them is not only necessary, it’s downright liberating.

man in ocean

#96: Your “Hell Yeah” Wake-Up Call

I’m still buzzing from a powerful exercise I (sort of) made up about finding my “hell yeah.” It’s inspired by the bestseller Tools of Titans in which author Tim Ferriss engages with programmer-philosopher Derek Sivers about saying hell yeah and saying no. Sivers writes: “If I’m not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, then I say no. If I feel anything less than “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell Yeah!” — then my answer is no.”

Cara Bradley - Motivational Speaker and Author

Cara Bradley

Top Motivational Speaker​

Cara Bradley is a former pro skater and currently a world renown motivational speaker. Cara works with busy people just like you to work and play in FLOW so that they can achieve their peak performance.

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