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Embark on a heartwarming journey in this episode with Alan Questel as he unveils the transformative power of intentional acts of kindness. Discover how a simple commitment to daily acts of kindness not only uplifts your spirits but also fosters a deep sense of self-liking, resulting in positive health benefits. Join us for inspiring stories with Alan and gain valuable insights on incorporating intentional acts of kindness into your daily life. It’s a compelling conversation that might just spark a positive change in your own well-being. Plus, Alan generously shares a special free gift, available for download, to help you kickstart your journey toward a more fulfilling and compassionate life. Don’t miss out on this episode filled with warmth, wisdom, and actionable steps to enhance your overall happiness. Tune in now!

Summary:

Acts of kindness and intentional acts @ 0:18

Alan shared how calling his father daily in his nursing home despite difficulties taught him the value of consistent kindness, differentiating feelings from actions. Intentional acts allow one to notice feeling better afterwards.

Alan’s background and inspiration for kindness @ 1:27

Alan’s father’s dementia care inspired his phone calls, developing a strong habit of kindness. His work applying Feldenkrais Method to a self-image workshop also led him to focus on helping people like themselves more through small daily actions.

The Feldenkrais Method and mind-body connection @ 3:56

Alan explained how Moshe Feldenkrais developed his movement-based approach after knee injuries. Feldenkrais aims to improve one’s use of their skeleton for more efficient movement, reducing pain and improving function holistically.

Liking ourselves more through small daily actions @ 11:22

Alan discussed practicing one small daily task well to build accomplishment and confidence. Small pleasures like enjoying one’s movements can grow self-liking without outward goals. Persistence pays off.

Implementing kindness in daily life @ 13:23

Alan shared kindness opportunities like tipping more or listening five minutes daily to someone needing attention. Persistence and practice are key to manifesting kindness consistently, even when challenging.

Shifting perspectives to reduce suffering @ 17:28

Alan quoted Ram Dass on seeing people as trees to appreciate them as they are, without stories or judgment. Catching and redirecting negative thoughts can get one to a better state more quickly.

Free gift: Download a worksheet from the book to get you started in your intentional acts of kindness: https://www.practicingkindness.com/sample-worksheet/

 

Melissa’s Linktree: https://linktr.ee/yourguidedhealthjourney

About the Guest:

Author of Practice Intentional Acts of Kindness …and Like Yourself More

Alan S Questel is an Author, Teacher, Director and known for his clarity, creativity and down to earth style of teaching. He brings a depth of understanding, humor and gentle human perspective while creating lively conditions for learning. Alan has taught thousands of people in over 20 countries, on 5 continents.

Trained by Dr. Feldenkrais (Amherst 1983) he has created numerous Feldenkrais programs on varied topics including one for pregnant women (Pregnant Pauses). He is author of Creating Creativity – Embodying the Creative Process; and Practice Random Acts of Kindness…and Like Yourself More.

He is constantly discovering how to be kinder to others and toward himself.

Practice Intentional Acts of Kindness…and Like Yourself More takes readers through steps to broaden and sharpen their understanding of kindness. It will show ways to embrace kindness in everyday life. And provide the means to be kinder and generate more kindness towards yourself and others. 

The book will help readers break through old, unconscious, confirming patterns of thought and feeling, and free them to express all the love and kindness in their hearts.

Contacts:

Email: alan@practicing-kindness.com

Insta – https://instagram.com/practice.kindness?igshid=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==

Fb – https://www.facebook.com/LikeYourselfBKind?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Twitter – https://twitter.com/likeyourselfmor?s=21&t=RnWEaqVJBv4w2xM1SBCHUQ

About the Host:

Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner and Master Practitioner in NLP and Timeline Therapy and a Board Designated Hypnotherapy Teacher Trainer, helping people get to the root cause of their health issues and then get lasting results. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements.  Melissa’s business is 100% virtual – the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Melissa is the winner of the 2021 & 2022 Quality Care Award by Business From The Heart and is also the recipient of the Alignable “Local Business Person of the Year “Award 2022 for Whistler.

Melissa has been featured at a number of Health & Wellness Summits, such as the Health, Wealth & Wisdom Summit, The Power To Profit Summit, The Feel Fan-freaking-tas-tic Summit, the Aim Higher Summit and many more! She has also guested on over 60 different podcasts teaching people about the importance of prioritizing our health and how to get started.

 

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/yourguidedhealthjourney

 

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