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Detoxing the Mind

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Your brain can easily get overloaded and overwhelmed in today's society. Is it time for a mind detox?
Air Date: 1/30/18
Duration: 32:41
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Celia Ward-Wallace
Celia-Ward-WallaceLos Angeles resident and mother of two, Celia Ward-Wallace is a leading Certified Life & Business Coach. She is an internationally recognized Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Expert, who leads her clients to discover their purpose, start a purpose-driven business and become thought leaders through entrepreneurship, coaching, speaking, writing, community building and activism. Celia is on a mission to empower 1,000,000 women to embrace their greatness, live their purpose and leave a legacy.

Celia is also an activist and often speaks about white privilege and supremacy. The daughter of lifelong political activists, Celia specialized in the study of intergroup conflict and prejudice as well as civil and women’s rights while at UCLA and the People’s College of Law. Celia lives in South Central Los Angeles and is ally to Black Lives Matter and other grassroots community organizations dedicated for equality and justice. Due to her unique upbringing she has an affinity for all people of different cultures, religions, languages and socioeconomic backgrounds and celebrates difference as well as unity. She spent several years working in recreation and community services directing inner-city community centers before becoming a full-time entrepreneur.

An Amazon bestselling author of A Woman’s Guide to Having It All, and a world-class keynote speaker, she is very knowledgeable, well-spoken and media savvy. Below you can find links to her recent media appearances, her web sites, as well as a link to book her for an interview.

Celia is the CEO of the global community The Super Fly Sisterhood and the Founder of the MBA Alternative, The Super Fly Soulful Business Program and The Soulful Coaching Academy - Certified Life Coach Training Program.

Celia is also a Huffington Post Contributor, a featured guest expert for ABC7 Eyewitness News, an awarded Top 20 Coach in Los Angeles and Amazon Bestselling Author. Additionally, her online Super Fly Sisterhood Community was selected by the Huffington Post as one of the top seven online women’s communities.

Celia has worked with and certified over 1,000 coaches and entrepreneurs. Her corporate client list includes: The Honest Company, Starbucks, The Los Angeles Urban League, Promax Nutrition, Orly, SpaRitual, LuluLemon, LAFD, USC and UCLA.

Celia has 29,000 followers on her social media accounts and subscribers to her mailing list combined. Every time she is interviewed, she shares it across her social media platforms and puts it on her site with a link back.
  • Book Title: A Woman's Guide to Having It All, Life Lessons to Live By
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Detoxing the Mind
Your brain can easily get overloaded and overwhelmed in today's society.

Is it time for a mind detox?

Celia Ward-Wallace offers these tips.

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1. Socializing, Conversation & Laughter

One of the best ways to unwind is to think of who in your life you enjoy the most and spend some quality time with them having fun. When we spend time with our favorite people, it allows us to release stress and let go of anything weighing on our heads. Talk therapy and laughter therapy are two of the lowest cost and most effective ways to let go of the trouble we have bottled up.

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2. Meditation

Meditation is a simple and extremely effective way of quieting our minds and alleviating stress in the moment. Meditation can be the act of doing anything where your mind concentrates on one thing. It can be gardening, reading, cooking and of course sitting still and breathing. Taking as little of 5 minutes a day to sit still and breathe has been proven to lower stress and ease many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.

3. Positive Affirmations

We all have so much mind chatter and negative self-talk going 24 hours a day! In order to de-clutter our minds it is SUPER helpful to become fully aware of the conversations we have with ourselves in our head. Once we become conscious of the negative self-talk, we can create positive self-talk to replace those thoughts. So, write down all the negative stories you tell yourself about your past, your failures, mistakes, worries and fears. Then take each statement and write a positive affirmation in opposition to that statement. When that negative statement comes back into your mind, recognize it and say the positive affirmation over in its place. You can also write all your affirmations down and print them out. Read them daily in the morning and at night this will reprogram your subconscious so that you don’t have the negative thoughts, instead the positive thoughts will begin to be your default setting.

4. Sleep

Sleeping lets your mind rest and hit the reset button. Sleep is one of the best and easiest tools we have to de-clutter our mind. Usually when we wake up we feel lighter, refreshed and energized and often have a shift in perspective. Often sleeping is where we have some of greatest creative inspirations, waking up full of excitement about a new idea which came forth because of the space made in the mind by going to sleep. When you have a decision to make and your mind feels too full, before going to bed, ask yourself “what should I do about this situation?” and then go to bed. Many times, this will give you so much more clarity and you will know exactly what to do.

5. Staycation AWAY from Home

Stay-cations are awesome because you don’t have to pay for travel, but get all the benefits of a vacation. Pick a day or two a month to go to a local hotel. It’s ME-TIME and so schedule it in advance. This is an easy getaway because there is no housework, bills and distractions. Taking the time to unwind is so helpful in releasing stress and mind-clutter.

6. 24 Hours with NO Electronics (DEVICE DETOX!!)

In this crazy instant communication world this piece of advice may be one of the hardest to implement, but it is one of the most valuable! One of the reasons for our mind-clutter is that our sub-conscious mind is processing so many pieces of information every second. The more you get on the computer to do emails, use Facebook and watch TV the more info overload your mind experiences. Plan one day a month to be your “no-electronics” day and make it a “self-care” day.

7. Be of Service - Shift Your Perspective

Our minds get so full of all the demands of our lives, sometimes it is hard to recognize all of the blessings we have to be grateful for. Focusing on positive things in our lives and the daily benefits we have helps us keep our stress and mental clutter in perspective. One of the best ways to do this is by being of service to others and getting outside of ourselves. It is important to remember it is not always about us, but that others are going through hard times and can use our help as well. Look for opportunities to get involved and lend a helping hand.

Being of service to others helps to put in perspective all of the amazing things in our lives that we have to be thankful for. When we focus on gratitude and service the dilemmas in our heads begin to lessen and instead are filled with feelings of hope, connection and abundance.

Listen as Celia joins host Lisa Davis to discuss all of these points and more.


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