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Serenity Now! Tips from an NYC First Responder’s Spiritual Toolbox

Serenity Now! Tips from an NYC First Responder’s Spiritual Toolbox

March 29, 2020
 
We asked an FDNY lieutenant how he deals with unrelenting stress, and we’re sharing what he revealed. Have you noticed a spike in undeniable real-life stress over the past weeks? We thought so.
 
Our interview with our mindful, meditating first responder was already scheduled when the world flipped and froze, so we all Zoom’ed in from our quarantined corners for a powerful conversation recorded from our couches and closets.
 
We're honored to bring you our Serenity Now Special Episode, featuring an FDNY lieutenant and OEM first responder in the YPM family. He’s literally part of Noreen’s family; it's her brother Gene O’Donnell — aka g.o.d. Gene completely inspires us from our Corona-daze with his take on showing up consciously and compassionately to ourselves and others when the Unpredictable confronts us.

In YPM style, we tilt the philosophical scales towards fun when Gene shares some seriously hilarious stories and the sibling smartasses can’t hold back.

Because, hey, we’re here to remind you that life still shines bright beyond the clouds!

Reiki 101 with YPM’s Reiki Master Gennifer

Reiki 101 with YPM’s Reiki Master Gennifer

March 19, 2020

If Reiki was a song, it would be “Three Little Birds (Don’t Worry About a Thing)” by Bob Marley. That’s because this universal, healing energy has the ability to make everyone feel alright. Join YPM as interview Reiki Master, Gennifer Birnbach about how Reiki is accessible to anyone, anytime, can reduce stress, speed up recovery and even help repair past events. 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Authenticity: Free to Be

Authenticity: Free to Be

March 5, 2020

Is it easy for you to really do you? The ladies of YPM talk Authenticity — What happens when you turn from it? What about the killer clarity and power you feel when you own it? Ooh yeah! More please — We bring the Doses to help fuel your True Self!

Listen on Spotify or click the Play button below to go directly to the PodBean player.

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Boundaries: The Space Between

Boundaries: The Space Between

February 20, 2020

How are you at managing your boundaries? Yeah, we know… we’ve been there — and will probably be again! Inspired by Harry & Meghan’s courage, we’re looking at the relationship we have with our personal boundaries: recognizing, defining, respecting and nurturing them as an expression of self-worth and drama-free clarity. As always, help is here, clearly, with our signature Doses!

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Step from Stuck to Started

Step from Stuck to Started

February 6, 2020

Are you feeling stuck? We did. In this episode of YPM, we talk honestly about our challenges in the new year. We know it's tough and sometimes we get in our way. We share practical doses that helped us — gently and successfully — take the first step. Made us feel like a kid on her first bike ride!

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Shiny Happy Chakras with AIT Master Trainer, Catherine Varino

Shiny Happy Chakras with AIT Master Trainer, Catherine Varino

January 23, 2020

More More More — modalities, that is! We want to keep expanding your horizons, and today you’ll discover the deep but gentle healing potential of Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT). As part of the energy psychology world, AIT is effective at clearing both current and past traumas, and most uniquely, the connection between the two! By focusing on the chakras, the results are proving to be long-lasting and far-reaching.

After taking the initial training, Noreen dives into a conversation with AIT Master Trainer Catherine Varino about this powerful modality created by Asha Clinton, PhD. Whether you’re familiar with EFT or not, you’re going to want to hear this fascinating conversation — remember to share your takeaways with us!

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're
experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

 

On Being Empowered

On Being Empowered

January 9, 2020

It's a new year and there's a lot of buzz around improving ourselves. Hey, we're not opposed, although we prefer a more organic unfolding, and to nurture that, we're talking about being EMPOWERED. EJ and Noreen welcome our special guest host, Reiki Instructor and writer Gennifer Birnbach, who inspired us with her honest blog post about a career moment that left her disempowered and what she did to get her mojo back. There are a few Doses for you inside, and our final one is a ton of fun, so enjoy!

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

In-Joy: The Presents of Presence

In-Joy: The Presents of Presence

December 26, 2019

EJ and Noreen welcome our special guest host, Reiki Instructor and writer Gennifer Birnbach. Together we share our take on the holidays; it's less about presents and a lot more about presence, because it's in short supply at this busy time of year. We always promise to keep the magic practical here at YPM, so we tackle holiday planning, shopping and the beauty of giving and receiving. The Dose is our holiday gift to you — some super-fast and easy tips so that the only return you have this season is back to your own presence.

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.