Overcoming Isolation

Most of us have felt isolated at least once in our lives. With the current pandemic situation, the feeling is amplified. When we experience emotions associated with isolation, we broadcast them beyond us and affect those around us. In this segment, Shamir discusses how to work with feelings of isolation from inside out

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Pandemic of the Panicked

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in stress and anxiety for the masses. Stress will result in suppressing the body's ability to counter diseases and virus invaders. In this segment Shamir provides an approach to help individuals overcome darkness and anxiety caused by social media and news media outlets. Access online resources on demand at ifio.teachable.com

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Your Imperfection is Your Superpower

We've all been there. Shamir has been struggling with obesity and related health issues for as long as he can remember. He is in a better place now and can reflect upon his prior state objectively. Being obese, he learned how to distract others from paying attention to his body shape by making others laugh and entertaining them. These talents followed him in his career as he eventually became a Vice-President of a Fortune 500 company and a two-time award-winning stage actor.

The imperfections you perceive in yourself and in others are actually superpowers!

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The Power of Placebo and Nocebo

What do prayers, teddy bears and ratty old blankets have in common? They provide a warm safe feeling to those who clutch tightly to these. Will a teddy bear ward off an intruder in the night? likely not, but the child will sleep better just from the safe feeling he/she/they get from the placebo effect. In this segment, Shamir discusses how the body's biology responds to self-affirmation (placebo) or self-deprecation (nocebo).

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Healing from Good Thoughts

If you have ever thought "things will get better once I get a promotion" or "once this week is over I'll feel better" - then you may want to listen to Shamir's perspective on feeling good before experiencing good. There is a biological imperative that must be understood before one can shape the outcome of his or her reality. The science of feeling good before experiencing good is supported by peer-reviewed publications where improvements in cognitive functioning , immune bolstering and resilience building is evidenced by simply feeling gratitude and appreciation.

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How Consciousness Reframes History

There is a grassroots movement afoot to reframe history through today’s moral lens. Christopher Columbus was revered and honored with a public holiday in his name in the United States. In recent times, a group of protesters toppled his statue and several States renamed the holiday Indigenous Peoples’ Day . In this episode, we delve...

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Overcoming Survivor’s Remorse

When you feel elated but someone you care about is suffering, you may find yourself set aside your joy in order to support the other. In this segment, Shamir discusses how to appropriately stay joyful with heart filled with gratitude in order to invite the other to tap into the elated state and recover from their suffering.

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Managing Negative Emotions

Negative thoughts or thoughts that continue to 'play in a loop' are actually backed by images and soundtracks. When I started paying attention to the sounds or images that accompanied my unwanted thoughts, I was truly surprised. Today I want to share with you a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) technique that trains your brain to stop these runaway thoughts and replace them with thoughts that generate 1400 anti-aging, immune-boosting and rejuvenating chemicals in your body.

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The Gift of Getting Triggered

We've all been emotionally triggered at one time or another. In many cases these triggers give us a hint on an area of self-development. In this segment, Shamir discusses how to dive deep to uncover an area that needs attention rather than focus outward to change things outside our control. If one consistently blames others for his / her own emotional state , then this is an opportunity to take pause and explore an area of personal growth.

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