Black Zen and the Weekly Wellness

by Black Zen Weekly Wellness Podcast

Black Zen and the Weekly Wellness
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 28
  • Last: 5 Mar 2018
This podcast is a weekly discussion on selected wellness topics designed to make you laugh, provide insight and breakdown the Black Zen Weekly Wellness editorial delivered to inboxes every Monday. Subscribe to the free Weekly Wellness editorial here: bit.ly/bzwellness

Episodes (28)

  • Two Options...Grow or Stay Stuck
    Two Options...Grow or Stay Stuck
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 09:28
    Every now and again, I write an open letter to myself. This holds me accountable for what I say I want to do and tracks my progress. What follows is an open letter I wrote a few days ago about my life's goals. Your girl is tired of making t... Read more →
    Every now and again, I write an open letter to myself. This holds me accountable for what I say I want to do and tracks my progress. What follows is an open letter I wrote a few days ago about my life's goals. Your girl is tired of making t... Read more →

  • E27_Dieting from the Inside Out
    E27_Dieting from the Inside Out
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 23:48
    As March approaches, I expect the magazine stands to be filled with articles around weight loss and getting to work on that Summer body. While we at Black Zen think it's great to be active and intentional about taking care of ourselves phys... Read more →
    As March approaches, I expect the magazine stands to be filled with articles around weight loss and getting to work on that Summer body. While we at Black Zen think it's great to be active and intentional about taking care of ourselves phys... Read more →

  • E26_How to Change a Habit
    E26_How to Change a Habit
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 16:21
    You may have noticed the last few Weekly Wellness' were centered around mindfulness and making moves. What we've recently discovered, while trying to incorporate these strategies in our own life, is that any major shift requires some form o... Read more →
    You may have noticed the last few Weekly Wellness' were centered around mindfulness and making moves. What we've recently discovered, while trying to incorporate these strategies in our own life, is that any major shift requires some form o... Read more →

  • E25 - Relationships & Spiritual Life
    E25 - Relationships & Spiritual Life
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 22:40
    As active meditators, we can be quite comfortable alone or left to our own devices for long stretches of time. Solitude is no longer scary. The "need" for a romantic relationship can sometimes be replaced with personal fulfillment and a con... Read more →
    As active meditators, we can be quite comfortable alone or left to our own devices for long stretches of time. Solitude is no longer scary. The "need" for a romantic relationship can sometimes be replaced with personal fulfillment and a con... Read more →

  • E24 - You Are Wiser Than You Think
    E24 - You Are Wiser Than You Think
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 10:55
    Has anyone else found themselves taking bad advice from folks who “knew better” or mentally kicked yourself after seeing what happens when you don’t follow your gut? Too many times in our lives we know which path to take, but then, somethin... Read more →
    Has anyone else found themselves taking bad advice from folks who “knew better” or mentally kicked yourself after seeing what happens when you don’t follow your gut? Too many times in our lives we know which path to take, but then, somethin... Read more →

  • E23 - Gratitude
    E23 - Gratitude
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 18:07
    You know that moment in Monopoly when you pull the card that says, "advance to go collect 200 dollars"? Well, gratification can feel like that. You get to bypass all of the circumstantial pitfalls to land in a neutral place, where you final... Read more →
    You know that moment in Monopoly when you pull the card that says, "advance to go collect 200 dollars"? Well, gratification can feel like that. You get to bypass all of the circumstantial pitfalls to land in a neutral place, where you final... Read more →

  • E22 - What Are We Consuming?
    E22 - What Are We Consuming?
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 13:27
    You may or may not have heard the term “influencer marketing” before but it describes a person with the ability to sway thoughts, ideas and even purchasing decisions. Social influence occurs when a person’s emotions, opinions, or behaviors ... Read more →
    You may or may not have heard the term “influencer marketing” before but it describes a person with the ability to sway thoughts, ideas and even purchasing decisions. Social influence occurs when a person’s emotions, opinions, or behaviors ... Read more →

  • E21 - False Assumptions
    E21 - False Assumptions
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 20:02
    In last week's wellness, we talked a lot about how to start living more strategically and really setting up the conditions for our success (both personally and professionally), but what happens when the vision of our long-term goal is obscu... Read more →
    In last week's wellness, we talked a lot about how to start living more strategically and really setting up the conditions for our success (both personally and professionally), but what happens when the vision of our long-term goal is obscu... Read more →

  • E20 - Are You Playing Checkers or Chess With Your Life?
    E20 - Are You Playing Checkers or Chess With Your Life?
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 11:00
    For this year, our new year's resolution list should include: stop making resolutions and start putting boots on the ground in service of our vision and life goals. This week's wellness is all about how to build a vision, but more important... Read more →
    For this year, our new year's resolution list should include: stop making resolutions and start putting boots on the ground in service of our vision and life goals. This week's wellness is all about how to build a vision, but more important... Read more →

  • E19 - Looking Forward to 2018
    E19 - Looking Forward to 2018
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    Published: 18 Dec 2017 Duration: 12:37
    Since Winter is a time of reflection, we found ourselves looking back at all the great topics we've covered in 2017. We received such a warm reception from our readers and we hope these letters have either reinforced what you already know, ... Read more →
    Since Winter is a time of reflection, we found ourselves looking back at all the great topics we've covered in 2017. We received such a warm reception from our readers and we hope these letters have either reinforced what you already know, ... Read more →

  • E18 - Party Like a Meditation Rockstar
    E18 - Party Like a Meditation Rockstar
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    Published: 11 Dec 2017 Duration: 18:55
    The holiday season is upon us and meditators do the holiday season right! While we may get a bad rap around the social set for being woo-hooey, I assure you some of us know how to turn up! Granted, we do try to be thoughtful about how we na... Read more →
    The holiday season is upon us and meditators do the holiday season right! While we may get a bad rap around the social set for being woo-hooey, I assure you some of us know how to turn up! Granted, we do try to be thoughtful about how we na... Read more →

  • E17 - On Being Authentic & How to "Do You"
    E17 - On Being Authentic & How to "Do You"
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    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 13:00
    We’ve all heard the expression, “to thine own self be true,” but what’s implied here is that a “self” has already been clearly identified. How well do we really know ourselves? In many cases, our perception of who we are is dependent, or at... Read more →
    We’ve all heard the expression, “to thine own self be true,” but what’s implied here is that a “self” has already been clearly identified. How well do we really know ourselves? In many cases, our perception of who we are is dependent, or at... Read more →

  • E16 - Knowing Which Season You're In
    E16 - Knowing Which Season You're In
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 12:33
    The holidays are a time to be with our families, either the ones we were given at birth or the ones we’ve chosen over time. This togetherness usually prompts our family to ask – or for us to ask ourselves – “What’s going on in your life?” I... Read more →
    The holidays are a time to be with our families, either the ones we were given at birth or the ones we’ve chosen over time. This togetherness usually prompts our family to ask – or for us to ask ourselves – “What’s going on in your life?” I... Read more →

  • E15 - Life: The Ultimate Treasure Hunt
    E15 - Life: The Ultimate Treasure Hunt
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    Published: 20 Nov 2017 Duration: 20:52
    Call us nerds, but we've always found the idea of a treasure hunt exciting! Even as far back as elementary school, choose your own adventure books seemed like the most fun and interesting ones to read. So, it's probably not much of a surpri... Read more →
    Call us nerds, but we've always found the idea of a treasure hunt exciting! Even as far back as elementary school, choose your own adventure books seemed like the most fun and interesting ones to read. So, it's probably not much of a surpri... Read more →

  • E14 - The Power of Silence
    E14 - The Power of Silence
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    Published: 12 Nov 2017 Duration: 18:50
    In a world full of noise, both figuratively and literally, sometimes silence is golden. It can be the most powerful tool at our disposal and, even though it can feel counter-intuitive at first, over time it creates a peaceful stillness that... Read more →
    In a world full of noise, both figuratively and literally, sometimes silence is golden. It can be the most powerful tool at our disposal and, even though it can feel counter-intuitive at first, over time it creates a peaceful stillness that... Read more →

  • E13 - Your Secret Superpower
    E13 - Your Secret Superpower
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    Published: 6 Nov 2017 Duration: 13:31
    Almost every superhero movie starts with the main character not knowing just how badass they are. It takes some major circumstance of threat or danger to bring out the latent abilities that were inside them all along, and often they are del... Read more →
    Almost every superhero movie starts with the main character not knowing just how badass they are. It takes some major circumstance of threat or danger to bring out the latent abilities that were inside them all along, and often they are del... Read more →

  • E12 - Rocks vs. Tumbleweeds
    E12 - Rocks vs. Tumbleweeds
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    Published: 30 Oct 2017 Duration: 06:11
    From my vantage point at the base of the mountain looking up, I saw a circular object start to roll down. It only took a moment to realize I was standing at the bottom of the path and so inevitably this rock would crash right into me. I sho... Read more →
    From my vantage point at the base of the mountain looking up, I saw a circular object start to roll down. It only took a moment to realize I was standing at the bottom of the path and so inevitably this rock would crash right into me. I sho... Read more →

  • E11 - #SquadGoals
    E11 - #SquadGoals
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 10:42
    Out of all the Jim Rohn quotes, one of our favorites is "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Truer words were never spoken. At Black Zen, we consistently look for ways to create the best conditions for our ... Read more →
    Out of all the Jim Rohn quotes, one of our favorites is "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Truer words were never spoken. At Black Zen, we consistently look for ways to create the best conditions for our ... Read more →

  • E10 - Sage Advice
    E10 - Sage Advice
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 11:21
    So many aspects of life can be difficult to comprehend while you’re in the throes of living in it. To make sense of it all, sometimes having a larger perspective on life is key. But how do we step back far enough to see the forest when we’r... Read more →
    So many aspects of life can be difficult to comprehend while you’re in the throes of living in it. To make sense of it all, sometimes having a larger perspective on life is key. But how do we step back far enough to see the forest when we’r... Read more →

  • E9 - Better Relationships
    E9 - Better Relationships
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 10:33
    With all of the books and articles about how to work on relationship goals, for this week's wellness we sought out to find advice that was not only novel in its simplicity, but actionable tips that could easily be applied and provide immedi... Read more →
    With all of the books and articles about how to work on relationship goals, for this week's wellness we sought out to find advice that was not only novel in its simplicity, but actionable tips that could easily be applied and provide immedi... Read more →

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