The Quiet Life

The Quiet Life

By Just Breathe
In the midst of uncertain times join @michaeljameswong, author, speaker, meditation teacher and Founder of @justbreathe in conversation health and wellbeing experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.

This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast theme song by @ioramusic, produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
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The Quiet Life Episode 12 : Essential Oils with Lisa Pauley
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael chats with Essential Oils Expert Lisa Pauley about what essential oils are, and how to use them to support the mind and body. As a sufferer of anxiety, panic attacks and digestive health issues at school, Lisa found herself turning to meditation at just 14, but since discovering essential oils she has found that they are a great way to support her practice and even more, her health and wellbeing. Lisa currently teaches Yoga, Sound Healing and Essential Oil workshops in studios in the UK and Europe, and leads a community of over 1300 Essential Oil users, through her Rise & Bloom Essential Collective community. You can find out more about Lisa @lisapauley_rise_and_bloom. This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
37:22
April 4, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 11 : Mindful Drinking with Camille Vidal
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael chats with Camille Vidal, drinks expert and the Founder of La Maison Wellness about what mindfulness means in the hospitality industry, establishing a healthier relationship with alcohol and ways to stay mindful during times of stress. Cami is a globally recognised drink expert, turned mindfulness, yoga and meditation teacher. She founded La Maison Wellness,  a multi-media platform advocating mindful drinking and inspiring a hedonistic way of life. To find out more about Camille visit lamaisonwellness.com, and follow @lamaisonwellness and @madame_cami_vidal. This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
58:35
April 3, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 10: A Yoga Practice with Adam Husler
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Adam Husler, a yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher about yoga, being a part of something where ego and winning are not the objective and why now, when we are all feeling stressed out is a great time to start. So if you are looking for a way into a yoga practice, or if you don't know what the fuss is all about and you are curious to know more this is the episode for you. Adam draws experience from a variety of lives lived off the mat— be it the law school, the boxing ring, the ultramarathon path or the non-profit sector and brings a unique perspective to those who seek more from yoga than making pretty shapes. Adam teaches at Triyoga and Equinox in London, as well as leading workshops, trainings and teaching at festivals continuously around the world. You can find our more about Adam on his website adamhusler.com, on his podcast 'Honestly Unbalanced' or you can follow him on Instagram @adamhusler. This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
55:42
April 2, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 9 : The Science of Staying Well with Dr Jenna Macciochi
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Dr Jenna Macciochi, Immunologist, University Lecturer and Author of 'Immunity: The Science of Staying Well'. Jenna offers a professional insight into how our immune system actually works, discusses how our mind and body are connected and what we should be considering both now, and looking ahead into the future.  Dr Jenna Macciochi has over 20 years' experience as a scientist researching the impact of lifestyle on the immune system in health and disease. She is on a mission to break down the science behind our health and share the secrets of how to be well, for good. Based in Brighton, Jenna is a lecturer at Sussex University. Her writing has been featured in The Times, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Glamour Magazine and Metro amongst others. You can find out more about Jenna on her website drjennamacciochi.com or by following her on Instagram @dr_jenna_macciochi. This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
54:03
April 1, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 8 : A Calmer You with Chloe Brotheridge
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Chloe Brotheridge, hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution and Brave New Girl about how to keep calm during the chaos, listen in as she shares practices to help you overcome and manage anxiety and worry. Chloe Brotheridge uses the latest scientific research and her own personal experience to create programmes that have already helped thousands of her clients overcome anxiety. Chloe also hosts her own podcast A Calmer You, find out more about Chloe on her website calmer-you.com and follow her on Instagram @chloebrotheridge.  This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
48:05
March 31, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 7 : Keep Moving with Shona Vertue
On this episode of The Quiet Life Michael talks to Shona Vertue about how our relationship with exercise has become complicated, ways to stay motivated in quarantine and she shares some easy techniques to help keep the body moving at home. Our Guest on this episode is Shona Vertue, an Australian personal trainer and yoga teacher with over 400 thousand followers on Instagram and one of the most popular yoga channels in the UK on YouTube. Shona's method, developed during her decade of teaching, combines weighted resistance training and cardio with her life-long passions - yoga and mediation – placing just as much importance on rest and recovery as hours in the gym in the pursuit of fitness. The Vertue Method is now practised in over 60 countries around the world by thousands of people and encourages clients (who include David Beckham) and fans alike to acquire new skills whilst training; to play and have fun rather than focus on aesthetic goals and punishing routines. This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
47:54
March 30, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 6 : Self-Care with Suzy Reading
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Suzy Reading, a Psychologist, Mother and well-being expert about the important of self-care during every stage of life. She shares her moving story of how she was forced to create a self-care toolkit during a turbulent time in her life, and takes Michael through a unique self-care technique for all ages. A powerful episode showing how being pushed to your absolute limits can help you to realise what's really important to you. Suzy is a mother of two, an author, Chartered Psychologist and Coach. She specialises in self-care, helping people manage their stress, emotions, and energetic bank balance.  Suzy is on the editorial board for Motherdom Magazine, the Psychology Expert for wellbeing brand Neom Organics and is a founding member of the ‘Nourish’ app. She figure-skated her way through her childhood, growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and now makes her home in hills of Hertfordshire, UK. Her first book ‘The Self-Care Revolution’ published by Aster came out in 2017, 'Stand Tall Like a Mountain: Mindfulness & Self-Care for Children and Parents' and 'The Little Book of Self-Care’ are both hot off the press. You can follow her on Instagram @suzyreading and find out more about her on her website suzyreading.co.uk This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
49:48
March 29, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 5 : Staying Positive with Susie Pearl
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks Susie Pearl, Coach and Author of 'Instructions for Happiness and Success', and 'The Art of Creativity'. Susie offers a really positive outlook on life, listen in as she offers ideas and insights on how to stay calm and find happiness amongst the chaos. Susie founded a leading international celebrity brand PR agency and was Managing Director of a personal enhancement training business with Paul McKenna and NLP founder, Dr Richard Bandler. She has been working for years with famous names from the world of music, TV, entertainment and business. Susie now writes and teaches around the world hosting seminars and personal training. You can find from from Susie on her website susiepearl.com, follow her on Instagram @susiepearlx,  she also hosts her own podcast 'Conversations with Susie Pearl'. This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
37:37
March 28, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 4: Working From Home with Niraj Shah
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Niraj Shah,  a tech entrepreneur and the Founder of Mind Unlocked about our relationship with technology, listen in as he shares his best practice examples, both with and without technology when working from home. A great episode for those of us who are new to working from home and finding it difficult maintain focus. Niraj is one of London's most sought after meditation guides and mental well-being speakers. Since starting Mind: Unlocked he has developed "no mumbo jumbo", evidence-based and highly practical approaches to meditation, mindfulness and digital balance, designed specifically to improve busy 21st century lives like his own. Niraj also co-leads the European development of Transformative Technology, a Silicon Valley based non-profit, the largest global community of entrepreneurs and innovators that are leveraging technology to raise mental health, emotional well-being and human thriving. Niraj has also recently completed a well-being resource guide which can be found at mindunlocked.co/covid19mentalwellbeing and you can find him on Instagram @niraj5hah. This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe.
59:07
March 27, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 3 : Positive Mental Attitude with Faisal Abdalla
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to fitness extraordinaire Faisal Abdalla about how maintaining a positive mental attitude is the key to a healthy body and mind. Full of energy and determination, this episode is a great pick me up if you need a little motivation. Faisal Abdalla, also known as Mr PMA, has been working in the fitness industry for over 7 years. During this time he has become a trainer to the stars with clients including Ellie Goulding and Ella Eyre. This 'Positive Mental Attitude' is the mantra he applies to absolutely everything in life and something he believes in passionately as the key to successful training. Follow Faisal on Instagram @faisalpmafitness, or find his book 'The PMA Method' on Amazon now. This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
40:04
March 26, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 2 : A Good Night's Sleep with Lisa Sanfilippo
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Lisa Sanfilippo about how sleep affects our bodies, and how in the midst of a pandemic how important it is to prioritise sleep in order to stay well.   The pioneer of Sleep Recovery, a yoga based method for overcoming insomnia and improving sleep.  Lisa's aim is to offer those she works with access to deeper levels of awareness and the means of finding a deepening connection to body and mind, heart and soul. Lisa currently offers individual yoga therapy and psychotherapeutic counselling, having trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London where she completed her second Master’s degree, researching the linkages between yoga and psychotherapy. You can find out more about Lisa on her website lisayogalondon.com or you can follow her on Instagram at @lisayogalondon and her book Sleep Recovery is available on Amazon. This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home.   This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
1:07:00
March 24, 2020
The Quiet Life Episode 1 : Discovering Ayerveda with Jasmine Hemsley
On this episode of the Quiet Life Michael talks to Jasmine Hemsley about how she discovered Ayurveda and what it means in the modern world, as well as sharing a simple practice to reset the mind and body from the comfort of your own home. Jasmine Hemsley is a three-time best-selling author, the Founder of Hemsley + Hemsley and East by West,  a TV presenter with a show broadcast in over 25 countries, chef, food and health writer, restaurateur and nutrition and wellness expert. With a passion for eating well to feel happier, healthier and more energised, Jasmine believes in conscious, healthy and joyful living drawing from the depth of Eastern wisdom and holistic philosophies of health, and marrying that with the latest cutting-edge technology and developments in Western wellbeing. You can follow Jasmine on Instagram @jasminehemsley or visit  jasminehemsley.com This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. In the midst of uncertain times we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health, all of which could be easily practiced at home. This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
44:26
March 22, 2020
Just Breathe presents The Quiet Life
This podcast was launched during the international Covid-19 pandemic, during these troubling and uncertain times we knew that it was important to find a way to offer some guidance and support in our communities. So, we invited a host of experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for their mind and mental health - all of which could be easily practiced at home. We couldn't be more grateful to be a part of such a caring community willing to give up their time to support people in need. So if you're looking for ideas, support and advice on creating or surviving a simpler and slower way of life join Michael James Wong and some amazing guests on The Quiet Life.  This is a Just Breathe ® Podcast hosted by Just Breathe Founder Michael James Wong,  the music is from the incredibly talented @ioramusic and it was produced by Niki Priest. To find out more about Just Breathe visit justbreatheproject.com and follow along @justbreathe
01:49
March 21, 2020