The Benefits of Meditation
April 25, 2017
Hosted by Leaha Mattinson and Dr. Howard Rankin
In our demanding, hectic and stressful world the ability to slow down and experience rather than analyze or process, is critical for effective life mastery. Not only is it necessary to re-energize but critical if you want to be a human being who experiences life rather than a human doing who lives to cross items of a to do list. To achieve that goal you need to consciously practice, and meditation is arguably the best tool for developing these critical life skills. Research on meditation has shown that it can bring great benefits. It can improve focus and attention, decrease anxiety and depression, and increase compassion. Experienced meditators have even changed brain structures allowing them better control over emotions and the ability to be dispassionate and more objective about their thinking. Learn more on this edition of Master Your Life with Leaha Mattinson and Dr. Howard Rankin.
Master Your Life
Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Renowned life coach Leaha Mattinson teams up with writer and presenter Dr. Howard Rankin to provide inspiration, insight and intelligence that will help you Master Your Life. Everyone has challenges on their journey and Leaha and Howard are no exception. However, they combine their personal experiences with expertise and knowledge to provide powerful tools to help listeners regain control of their lives. They also bring a vast array of inspirational and insightful guests who add wisdom and practical advice. If you need direction in any area of your life, this entertaining and empowering show is for you.
Leaha Mattinson and Dr. Howard Rankin
Leaha Mattinson is a change management specialist, life coach, speaker, and author who “walks her talk” in a truly extraordinary way. In 2008 she learned she would someday inherit Huntington’s disease, a genetic, neurological, terminal illness that affects the brain and progressively shuts down the mind and body. It was a devastating diagnosis—yet Leaha realized that to be true to the message she shares with clients she must live her life consciously with enthusiasm, grace and gratitude.
She developed her own wellness protocol to halt the onset of the disease by focusing on nutrition, exercise, restorative sleep, mindfulness and a pervasive sense of reverence for life. But the most crucial attribute of Leaha’s success is her mindset: she embraces passion, happiness, and possibility, and turns all negativity into positive life experiences. She attributes her work ethic and values to the example set by her beloved parents and a childhood growing up on a farm where she was immersed in the rhythms of nature.
Her mission is to share these valuable insights with others. As a life and executive coach, she guides her clients toward self-improvement by helping them resolve underlying fears, interrupt bad habits, and break through barriers in order to achieve their goals. She is also a speaker, addressing topics such as stress management, finding courage, discovering purpose, living in uncertainty, and facing terminal illness.
Leaha shares her own life story in her upcoming book "Silver Linings: How to Be Unstoppable in the Face of a Terminal Illness." Master Your Life is aimed at people who are passionate about wellness, personal growth and self-improvement—those who are eager to bring real change to the way they live and find meaning in a world that’s often brutally stressful and disconnected.
Leaha lives on a ranch west of Red Deer, Alberta with her partner Dwayne, their blended family, a pack of happy dogs, and a herd of horses.
Dr. Howard Rankin is a former psychologist now coach, speaker and writer with a reputation for taking scientific ideas and turning them into entertaining and engaging content that any reader can understand and use. He has run addiction and eating disorders units as well as his own center that integrated neuroscience into a psychotherapy practice. He is an expert in the latest cognitive neuroscience research which shows how humans really think. Howard has written 10 self-development books in his own name and has co- or ghostwritten more than 20 others on neuroscience, business, spirituality and sports as well as writing memoirs. Howard has appeared on all the major TV networks including CNN, ABC's 20/20 and The View as well as being featured in leading newspapers and magazines, You can find out more about his cognitive neuroscience expertise at www.IThinkThereforeIAmWrong.com and about his writing at www.psychologywriter.com