The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show

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Summary

Anytime is a good time to establish a "well life", and it just so happened that we’re starting 2017 with a means to help you do just that. On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, my guest is Briana Borten. She is a peace engineer and wellness entrepreneur who owns The Dragontree Spa and co-wrote The Well Life.

Show Notes

Anytime is a good time to establish a "well life", and it just so happened that we’re starting 2017 with a means to help you do just that.

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, my guest is Briana Borten. She is a peace engineer and wellness entrepreneur who owns The Dragontree Spa and co-wrote The Well Life.

Backed up with their experiences in alternative healing and a genuine yearning to help their clients to live a more fulfilling life, Briana and her husband Dr. Peter Borten wrote the book The Well Life: How to Use Sweetness, Structure, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace, which Briana and I discuss.

On this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How their wellness advocacy started 13 years ago, as they established the Dragontree with their background in acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine, and what motivated them to write this book (01:57).
  • The concept of sweetness, and how and why it should be constantly present in our lives (05:31).
  • The tools, techniques, and habits they shared in the book that they found to have greatly impacted and improved their lives (09:15).
  • How important a healthy foundation is, and how it involves seemingly mundane activities that allow us to nourish our minds and body (09:24).
  • The connection between thoughts, feelings, intentions, and the body’s reaction to these connections (11:15).
  • The human data stream flowing into our lives all day long (14:01; 15:01), the element of space, and the need to have space where we're not connected to anything or anyone but ourselves (14:29).
  • What’s up with the current fascination and attraction of people to nature-based, alternative philosophies and healing (18:25)?
  • How space plays out vis-à-vis with her concept of scheduling which ought to give us a greater understanding of our capabilities and limits (22:22).
  • Briana’s journaling and meditation habit, and how this integrates into her life (27:45).
  • The concept of the baggage list and how accomplishing it can help individuals feel freer (29:44).

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What is The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show?

Hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, The Productivityist Podcast is a weekly show that discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks that are designed to help you take your productivity, time management, goals, to do lists, habits, and workflow to new heights - both at work and at home. If you're looking to focus your efforts on getting the right things done and start living the good life, then this weekly conversational podcast – crafted in the tradition of Slate's Working, Back to Work, and HBR IdeaCast – is for you.