Category Archives: Psychology

#17 Find Your Zen: Interview w/ Lynn Chang, Ph.D.



In this episode, Kim and Teresa get advice on finding career fulfillment from, Career Zen founder and author of The 10 Day Career Cleanse: Find Your Zen At Work, Lynn Chang, Ph.D.   Lynn infuses her Western psychology training with Eastern practices of yoga and meditation to help others find fulfillment in their careers which in turn helps them live happier lives.


 LYNN CHANG, PH.D.

Lynn Chang received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University in 2003, and has worked as a university career counselor, adjunct professor, guest speaker, therapist, psychometrist, and body image researcher.

For over a decade she has been infusing her Western psychology training with Eastern practices of yoga and meditation.

She loves sharing this inspired wisdom to empower everyone to LOVE WHAT THEY DO and DO WHAT THEY LOVE!

Discuss your unique concerns, receive advice, and learn about Dr. Chang’s approach in a FREE 20-minute phone call.  Click here to contact her today!

Lynn Chang, Ph.D. is based in Austin, Texas, where she is available for in person appointments or appointments via Zoom.  She also offers workshops and retreats.  For more information on her services click here.

Learn how to cleanse out the stress and bring in the zen with Lynn’s book:

The 10 Day Career Cleanse: Find Your Zen At Work by Lynn Chang, Ph.D. – As stressful and challenging as your job is, you can begin today to cultivate more peace and happiness at work. The 10 Day Career Cleanse is an invitation to try 21 simple wellness techniques to foster workplace zen. – Rewire your brain for creativity and productivity – Infuse gratitude and compassion into your job – Energize your body with yoga and play Life isn’t perfect and neither is work.

Kim’s review of The 10 Day Career Cleanse:

Dr. Lynn Chang really knows her stuff. The 10 Day Career Cleanse truly delivers! I believe if you stick with this book for the full 10 days YOU WILL find your Zen at work! I love Dr. Chang’s writing style and the format of this book; which provides easy to understand, yet profoundly transformative thoughts and wellness techniques for each day. This book will not sit on your shelf! You will revisit this book often to re-use the techniques she offers.

If you are feeling stressed at work, have lost your creative edge, or simply having a hard time getting things done, then YOU NEED this book! Quite honestly, even if you love your job YOU NEED this book! Even those of us who do what we love for a living can fall into a rut or simply get overwhelmed with work and this wonderful resource will help give you the tools to bring back that passion and drive you may have lost. The 10 Day Career Cleanse will help you find joy in your job and in your life!

 


 

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#15 Mandela Effect



In this episode of Holistically Curious, Kim shares her own personal experience with the Mandela Effect.  Is the Mandela Effect simply a matter of people collectively mis-remembering something or is there a much more out of this world explanation for this phenomenon?  Have a listen as Kim and Teresa discuss the different theories behind the Mandela Effect and then you can decide for yourself what’s behind this unnerving phenomenon.


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Panda Planner, a daily planner that is scientifically designed to make you happier and more productive.

Unlike generic planners, Panda Planner uses proven principles from positive psychology and neuroscience to make optimism and productivity automatic. Panda Planner has three sections: monthly, weekly, and daily.

  • The monthly section helps you plan your goals and build better habits.
  • The weekly pages help you learn from your past 7 days and intentionally plan your upcoming week.
  • The Daily Section’s mini routines will help rewire your brain for happiness so you have the motivation to keep going everyday.

Plus, their simple system forces you to prioritize what’s important to you. With your planner, you’ll never waste another day just being busy.  Instead you’ll spend your days feeling grateful, excited, and accomplished.

If you like being happy and hitting your goals, visit PandaPlanner.com and order yours now using the code HCPANDA and receive 10% off your order!

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#6 Halloween Special: Poltergeists / Salem Witch Trials



In this special Halloween episode, Teresa discusses poltergeists from her unique perspective.  What caused Teresa’s childhood paranormal experience?  Was it a poltergeist…or something far less sinister?  Kim talks about the Salem witch trials and what could have caused the frenzy of accusations that occurred.  Have you ever heard of a witch’s cake?  Well, Kim & Teresa hadn’t either!  Have a listen to find out what that is all about…and as always…STAY CURIOUS!

  Poltergeists

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  Salem Witch Trials

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Episode 2…The Pineal Gland and the Power of Words



 

This episode Kim talks about the pineal gland or the “principal seat of the soul,” as described by Rene Descartes. Find out why this gland is referred to as the third eye, what it is exactly, and what it’s function is. Teresa reveals how powerful words and labels are and how they affect our wellbeing, both physically and mentally.  She discusses the amazing water experiments by Masaru Emoto which scientifically demonstrate just how thoughts and words affect us on a molecular level.

Pineal Gland

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Ways to Detoxify and Decalcify the Pineal Gland:

  • Eliminate fluoride exposure and consumption.
  • Eat calcium-rich foods,such as almonds, leafy green vegetables and tahini.
  • Limit or stop the intake of sugar, caffeine, tobacco and alcohol.
  • Eat organic, natural whole food that is not laced with pesticides and genetic modifications.
  • Include chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass, oregano oil, apple cider vinegar and raw cacao in your diet.
  • Perform a dietary cleanse.

Ways to Activate the Pineal Gland:

  • Spend time in the sunlight every day
  • Sleep in complete Darkness
  • Commit to a regular meditation practice.
  • Yoga practice: Inversions and Chanting

The Power Of Words

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Images of Water Crystals After Being Exposed to Positive Words.
Images of Water Crystals After Being Exposed to Negative Words (top row) and Positive Words (bottom row.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 1… The Journey Begins



Hello HC friends,

The Holistically Curious Podcast Express has left the station…

And so our Holistically Curious Podcast journey begins…  We had a blast researching our topics and recording our first episode and we really hope you enjoy it too!

In this episode you will learn a little bit about what made us so holistically curious and what you can expect from our podcast going forward.

Teresa shared some incredibly interesting and valuable information about depression and the things we can do to help alleviate it.   And Kim purposely chose to torment Teresa with her chosen topic this week, reflexology, as Teresa hates having anyone touch her feet!

Check out our sources for this week:

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We’re curious…are YOU?



 

We are two beautifully flawed human beings on a quest to find optimal health, balance, inner peace, joy and wisdom. 

Join us on our journey, exploring the things that improve life physically, mentally, and spiritually.    

 

You can expect discussions about:

  • Health & Wellness Techniques and Modalities
  • Holistic Texts both Ancient and New
  • Metaphysical Practices
  • Mystical Experiences
  • Different Spiritual Paths
  • and Much More…

We are Holistically Curious…and you can be too!

Learn and laugh right along with us…as we ride the Holistically Curious Podcast Express to our next magical destination.

Your hosts and fellow travelers,

Kim & Teresa