Paul Crouse Show #44 - "Sensory Deprivation and Life After Living Overseas" with Francis Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #44 - "Sensory Deprivation and Life After Living Overseas" with Francis Robbins

This month, Paul talks again to psychiatric nurse practitioner Francis Robbins about two topics. 

First, Frances will describe her experiences and recommendations using a sensory deprivation tank. And secondly, she will talk about her experiences moving back to the United States after living overseas for several years.

Frances and Paul always have lively discussions. Listen in.

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Paul Crouse Show #43 - "How to Break the Political Polarization" with Neshi Lokotz

Paul Crouse Show #43 - "How to Break the Political Polarization" with Neshi Lokotz

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations founder Neshi Lokotz about the political climate in the U.S. and how we can take steps to bridge the political divide. We all have to live together with each other on this planet. Screaming at each other is not a good way to live. Listen in to this interesting conversation.

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Paul Crouse Show #42 - "Staying Sane in Our 'Crazy' World" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #42 - "Staying Sane in Our 'Crazy' World" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about staying sane in our rapidly changing and internet connected world.

What is sanity? And what is it that we can do to get back control of our minds? And how can we change our mindset from overly negative to much more positive. 

Frances and Paul talk about practical ways to think less habitually and have a better attitude. Listen in to this fascinating conversation. 

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Paul Crouse Show #39 - "Toxic Relationships" with Frances Robbins

Paul Crouse Show #39 - "Toxic Relationships" with Frances Robbins

This month, Paul talks again with psychiatric nurse practitioner Frances Robbins about unhealthy interpersonal relationships, either between lovers, family members, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.

They discuss what a toxic relationship is, how to identify it, and what to do to either change the relationship or get out of it.

Listen in to this fascinating discussion which is filled with lots of insights and practical tips.

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Paul Crouse Show #35 "Shamanic Reality" with Neshi Lokotz

Paul Crouse Show #35  "Shamanic Reality" with Neshi Lokotz

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz about their common experiences doing shamanic work. Neshi shares how she was introduced to Medicine Work (which is what she calls shamanism) through her Native American upbringing. And

Paul talks about his very different experience being introduced the shamanic realms. They also discuss other aspects of shamanic including: safety, integrity, the challenge of the ego, charlatans and self discipline. 

This show was recorded in a new format: live video streaming on Facebook via BeLive.TV.

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Paul Crouse Radio Show #33 with Morgan Fisher, Part Two

Paul Crouse Radio Show #33 with Morgan Fisher, Part Two

"Thoughtless and Mindful"

Being meditative is more than sitting in the lotus position. 

Listen to Part 2 of Paul’s conversation with Tokyo-based British musician and photographer Morgan Fisher. They talk about Morgan’s spiritual journey in India, touring with Queen and recording with Yoko Ono, his current music and photography work. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #31 - "Create a Better Experience of Life and Work"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #31 - "Create a Better Experience of Life and Work"

What are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves? Are they true? And do they get in our way?

This month, Paul talks with Tokyo-based executive and life coach Sarah Furuya about the steps we can take to have more fulfilling work and personal lives.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #30 - "Helpful or Hogwash?"

Can spiritual ideas benefit scientifically trained people?

This month, Paul talks with his friend Heley Matthews of Kyoto -- who has a scientific background --  about the work he does helping people using spiritual concepts and techniques to see if they might be useful to her in her daily life.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #28 With Ayesha Sheeba

Everyone has spiritual gifts they can learn to use to improve their lives.

This month, Paul talks with spiritual guide and psychic Ayesha Sheeba of Chennai, India. They discuss her clairvoyant gifts, which go back to her childhood, and how she helps empower people by showing them how to tap into their own gifts. Don't miss the fascinating discussion.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #25 - "Self Care and Your Inner Essence"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #25 - "Self Care and Your Inner Essence"

With Complimentary Health Practitioner Sara Williams of London, U.K.

Being healthy is more than just taking care of your body.

This month Paul talks with holistic complimentary health practitioner Sara Williams from London, UK. They discuss Esoteric Healing and how your connection with your innermost self has an impact on your physical, mental and emotional well being. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #22 - "First Steps on the Spiritual Path"

Why do we fall down? To learn how to stand back up.

This month, Paul talks with Star Nations co-founder Neshi Lokotz. In their first meeting, Paul asks Neshi about being raised in a traditional Native American culture, and they both talk about their spiritual awakenings. Listen in for a great conversation

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #20 - "Grieving and Life Change"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #20 - "Grieving and Life Change"

The passing of a loved is a traumatic .

This month, Paul talks with Katsuko Saito, the program director at Otenin Buddhist Temple in Osaka, Japan. She talks about her experience overcoming the grief of the sudden death of her partner and life changes she made moving forward with her family.

They also discussed about the cultural differences in the work place between Japanese people and Westerners.

It was a lively discussion between two good friends whom both have dealt with loss and have come out the other end transformed.

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #18 - "Secular Mindfulness Training"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #18 - "Secular Mindfulness Training"

Mindfulness is the capacity to pay attention on purpose in the present moment non-judgmentally, and with kindness.

This month, Paul interviews Zen teacher Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt, who is the founder and executive Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches in Bedburg, Germany. During this interview, Linda and Paul discuss how mindfulness training can benefit people in all walks of life deal with the challenges of the modern world, including stress and chronic pain.

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Rev. Taka: Tomorrow I'm Superhuman?

Rev. Taka: Tomorrow I'm Superhuman?

During this 2.5 minute audio excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami explains how life is in the present moment.

He says that people often get excited thinking about the future. We think that we will be superhuman tomorrow, but that we are only regular today. So we put things off. With that attitude, we let life slip past us.

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Rev. Taka: How to Meditate Simply

Rev. Taka: How to Meditate Simply

During this two-minute audio excerpt from an hour-long radio interview, Zen Buddhist priest Rev. Taka Kawakami explains how meditation can be mind training, and how to simply meditate.

He says that you should just sit up straight and feel your breathing. It might help to have longer inhales and exhales. He suggests breathing in for a count of five and exhaling for a count of ten. 

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Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #17 - "What the Bleep is Zen?"

Listen to Paul Crouse Radio Show #17 - "What the Bleep is Zen?"

Zen is not a brand. It is a Buddhist religion and the word literally means “seated meditation.”

Listen in to this interesting and lighthearted interview with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami of Shunkoin Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto, Japan. 

Paul and Taka talk about the common misconceptions about Zen and Buddhism in the West, as well as about meditation, mindfulness, living life better and Captain Kirk. 

And -- no -- there is really is no such thing as Zen massage, Zen yoga or Zen hamburgers. That is just marketing silliness.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #16 - "Food, Fasting and Dharma"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #16 - "Food, Fasting and Dharma"

Nurturing our bodies nurtures our spirit.

With more than 20 years of experience teaching fasting, cleansing, and the Buddhist teachings of dharma, Hillary Adrian Han shares with Paul her deep knowledge and wisdom about living a healthy life being connected to your innermost essence. 

This very special edition of the Paul Crouse Show was recorded during Paul’s 13th day of a fast at the Dharma Healing International Center on Koh Samui island in Thailand, which Hillary runs.

In this wide ranging conversation, Hillary and Paul talk about the Buddhist concept of dharma, the process and benefits of fasting and cleansing, eating healthily and how to make simple changes to create new, healthy habits.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #15 - "One Small Shift to Transform Your Life"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #15 - "One Small Shift to Transform Your Life"

Aligning with our inner nature can transform our lives.

With many years of experience blending psychology and spirituality, Kevin Akash Olver shares with Paul the simple and practical ways for living better.

Kevin is a teacher of personal growth and meditation in England. He has a gift for clear seeing and is known for his warm, peaceful nature and inspiring approach.

"Kevin has been a powerful influence on my life," says Paul

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Actively Challenge Your Comfort Zones

Actively Challenge Your Comfort Zones

Challenge yourself to do things that you would not normally do to break your pattern of living on autopilot — and lessen the probability that you will become a grumpy old person.

Once a week, you should do something that gets you out of your comfort zone. Something that makes you feel uncomfortable, like sleeping on the other side of the bed or not drinking coffee for 24 hours.

Once a month, you should do something even more uncomfortable, like eating raw octopus or not using your mobile phone for an entire day.

And once a year, you should do something very, very uncomfortable — like listening to entire Justin Bieber CD or skydiving -- if you are afraid of heights.

This is a great way to break our habitual, conditioned thinking patterns, as well as open us up to greater variety of life experiences.

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Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #010 -- "Know Yourself"

Listen to the Paul Crouse Radio Show #010 -- "Know Yourself"

If you don’t know yourself, your values and what you really want, it is difficult to live life to the fullest. Many people don't know what they really want and are miserable.

International businessperson and cool mom Lisa Wellington tells us about her experiences and then walks us through a values exercise to help us be clear about ourselves and our lives.

 

Lisa's recipe for success

  • Know Yourself
  • Know What You Want
  • Ask for It and Work for It
  • Take Time to Celebrate
  • Repeat
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