Self Care with The Mindful Tech Lab

Self Care with The Mindful Tech Lab

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Actionable self care tips for the body and mind in 10 minutes or less. Subscribe for new episodes! Produced by The Mindful Tech Lab - a husband and wife team of wellness technology entrepreneurs. Sarah-Kate is an Ivy League educated nurse practitioner who uses her unique experience from working with high stressed Wall Streeters on mental health in NYC to award winning actors on their diet and fitness in LA to bring you tips that work. Eric discusses the positive psychology techniques he uses to improve both his business and personal life. More at www.themindfultechlab.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/liveyourbestlife/support


Hacks to Make Exercise a Habit
May 5 • 3 min
Exercise is one of the very best things you can do for yourself. It helps with mood, prevents cancer and disease, keeps you in shape – exercise literally does it all. That being said, exercise is also one of the hardest things to make a habit, especially…
Why You Should Practice Yoga
May 2 • 7 min
Yoga is one of the best things you can do for both your mind and body and is beneficial for all men and women of all ages and backgrounds, it is never too late to start and you don’t have to be inherently flexible to do it. In this episode Sarah-Kate…
Sneaky Situations Derailing Your Diet
May 1 • 6 min
You’ve been working out really hard and eating healthy, and you still feel like you aren’t making much progress, what gives? This is a very common situation I see in practice. Well, when we look a little closer at your day-to-day life, normally there are…
7 Steps to New Positive Habits
Apr 24 • 4 min
What better day than today to start making positive and lasting changes in our life. When we do something consistently, and without even really thinking about it, we call that a habit. Of course there are good and bad habits, but today we are going to…
How You Can Benefit From Side Projects
Apr 21 • 8 min
Many of the great companies that we are familiar with began as side projects. Yep, they were started when their founders still had day jobs. This is not uncommon and there are many additional benefits of creating a side project. In this episode Eric talks…
Finding The Best Workouts For Your Goals
Mar 24 • 5 min
All forms of exercise are great for both your mind and body, but different workouts will give you different results. Some workouts will be great for weight loss, while others will be great for posture, but rarely does one specific workout check all of the…
Why You Need to Stop Comparing to Others
Mar 19 • 5 min
In this episode Eric talks about the trap of comparing ourselves to those who appear to “have it better” than us – whether it’s a good friend, family member, or some random person you follow on Instagram – the temptation to compare is always there. Learn…
How to Better Deal with Change
Mar 16 • 5 min
Change, well it’s inevitable in life. In fact, it’s one of the most constant things that we can count on happening in our day to day lives. Most people fear change and not only that, worry about it before it even happens. Instead of worrying about change,…
Simple Ways to Unplug from Your Phone
Feb 7 • 5 min
How many times a day do you check your phone? How about how many times per hour? Probably way too many times right?! If just thinking about unplugging from your phone makes you feel anxious, don’t worry, you don’t have to fully detach from your phone to…
How to Sleep Better at Night
Dec 24, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate helps you with your bedtime routine to get a better sleep at night. Sleep is so incredibly important for our mind and body, and is a necessity for optimal functioning and for us to feel our best. After a good sleep you feel…
Avoid These Foods for Weight Loss
Dec 17, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about the foods that you’ll want to avoid if you’re looking to lose weight. We know it can be confusing when it comes to trying to eat healthy and make the best diet choices – think about how how many new diet books come…
Simple Tricks to Boost Your Mood
Dec 15, 2019 • 4 min
It happens to everyone every once and a while – you wake up just feeling off or not yourself. This doesn’t mean the rest of your day has to be doomed because you woke up on a bad note and there are certainly simple things you can do to boost your mood…
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Dec 5, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate (our resident health expert) discusses the cheapest and healthiest foods that you can find in the market to help you to put together simple, healthy, and cheap meals. As a full-time college student for about eight years, SK had…
How to Prevent a Hangover
Nov 30, 2019 • 3 min
I can imagine that just about everyone who has drank alcohol before has experienced a hangover at some point in time. Hangovers range in quality and severity with symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, headache, shakiness, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea,…
How to Prevent Constipation
Oct 14, 2019 • 4 min
This is a very common question that I get from my patients as well as our online community and on Instagram. Constipation is incredibly common but it doesn’t have to be! There are many ways to prevent constipation – or at least relieve symptoms of…
How Coffee Can Help You Lose Weight
Oct 7, 2019 • 2 min
Good news coffee lovers – coffee may help you to lose weight and help you to reach your fitness goals quicker! Listen to learn the top 5 ways coffee helps you to lose weight! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Why Breakfast Is Your Most Important Meal
Sep 23, 2019 • 4 min
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? This is one of the most common questions I’ve had in practice. And to answer simply, yes it is. What you eat (or don’t eat) in the morning does dictate how you will feel for the rest of the day. Listen to…
Surprising Foods That Make You Hungrier
Sep 20, 2019 • 5 min
If you feel like you are always hungry and constantly needing to snack, it’s probably a good idea to take a look at what you are eating on a daily basis. It could be that you are just not eating enough at breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner, or it could be…
Top Healthy Ways to Gain Weight
Sep 16, 2019 • 4 min
Gaining weight is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you are someone who likes to eat healthy and loves to exercise. That being said, there are definitely ways to tweak your diet and exercise routine to gain weight in a healthy way without having to…
How to Be a Great Communicator
Sep 13, 2019 • 6 min
With all of the chatter going on in today’s world, it’s incredibly important for you to be able to stand out from the crowd and communicate effectively. In fact, one of the most common traits of successful leaders is that they are great communicators. In…
Food and Drink Causing Your Heartburn
Sep 9, 2019 • 4 min
Heartburn is when acid from the stomach shoots up into the esophagus, causing that burning like feeling down the throat – this is why heart burn is also referred to as “acid reflux.” I once had it described to me as a burp that won’t come out, which I…
How to Quiet Your Monkey Mind
Sep 6, 2019 • 5 min
Do you constantly feel like you have a voice in your head (feeding you negative thoughts!)? Well the good news is that this doesn’t make you crazy, it’s actually built into our DNA to have this pesky sidekick living alongside us. This mostly unwanted…
Physical Symptoms of Depression You Need to Know
Sep 2, 2019 • 3 min
Think depression is all in the head? Well, think again. Depression is much more than just feeling sad and it actually may manifest itself in many different physical ways that you may not be aware of. Listen to this episode to learn 8 physical symptoms of…
Healthy Habits That Aren’t So Healthy
Aug 30, 2019 • 4 min
The worst is when you are actively trying to be healthy and trying to incorporate healthy practices into your daily routine, only to find out that what you are doing is not helping, or may even be hurting you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
The Worst Vacation Habits Making You Gain Weight
Aug 26, 2019 • 5 min
Taking a vacation is one of the very best things you can do for yourself because it’s a time to make happy memories and to reset and recharge. That being said, vacation can also be a time that you sabotage your healthy diet and exercise routine if you…
Saltiest Foods Making You Bloated and Heavy
Aug 23, 2019 • 5 min
Do you ever consider how much sodium you are consuming? Most individuals need under 2,300 mg of sodium per day. This might sound like a lot, but it actually adds up very quickly and most will actually eat twice as much of this recommended amount. Ok, so…
Our Favorite Healthy Travel Snacks
Aug 16, 2019 • 4 min
Traveling can be fun, but it can also be unpredictable and it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet while traveling. The key is to have a plan, and to have healthy snacks on hand. A key point is to make sure you buy your snacks before you get to the…
What You Should Know About the Keto Diet
Aug 12, 2019 • 5 min
A ketogenic diet means that most of your calories are coming from fat, you are eating a moderate amount of protein, and keeping carbs low – around 50 grams net carbs. In my opinion, when done correctly this type of diet is best for controlling and…
“Healthy” Drinks You Should Really Avoid
Aug 9, 2019 • 4 min
It’s not easy sticking to a healthy diet, and what makes it even worse is when food and drink are marketed as healthy, only for you to find out that they are anything but healthy! Beverages are the worst offenders because they are easy to consume without…
Simple Mindfulness Practices for Children
Aug 5, 2019 • 4 min
Mindfulness has been shown to improve the quality of our adult lives in many ways, but children too can join in on the amazing benefits. Specifically, mindfulness has been shown to: improve a child’s social skills, boost focus, lower attention problems,…
Let’s Talk About Fruit
Jul 29, 2019 • 3 min
Fruit has a ton of nutrients and vitamins, but it also contains a good amount of sugar. Too much sugar from any source is toxic to the body, and too much sugar in the body is a risk factor for basically every type of chronic disease including diabetes and…
Dehydration Signs You Need to Know
Jul 26, 2019 • 6 min
Dehydration is extremely common, it’s probably one of the most common conditions I see in practice. Identifying that you are indeed dehydrated can be tricky because the most common symptoms are often very subtle. Understanding the symptoms of dehydration…
The Supplements We Take Daily
Jul 19, 2019 • 5 min
There are thousands of different supplements in the market today, and the efficacy is questionable for at least half of them. Let us start this first by saying that I believe diet and lifestyle are always best, but in cases where this is not enough,…
Quick Ways to Boost Your Energy
Jul 15, 2019 • 5 min
Having low energy is the worst! Feeling sluggish and fatigued can also make you feel depressed, down, and unproductive – not good! We all feel a little low energy at times which is fine, but there are definitely ways to kick start your energy back into…
How to Make Healthy Breakfast Choices
Jul 12, 2019 • 6 min
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because what you eat (or don’t eat) will play a huge part in how you feel the rest of the day. Yes, that one meal in the morning will affect your mood, blood sugar, hunger, and food choices for the rest of…
Tips to Stay Healthy on Vacation
Jul 8, 2019 • 4 min
Vacation can be incredibly beneficial for your health because it is a time to reset and relax, and to get away from stressors of everyday life. However, sometimes vacation can turn into a time that we over indulge and by the end of the vacation you might…
Thoughts on Living a Life of Purpose
Jul 3, 2019 • 4 min
I think we can all admit that we often spend our days navigating busyness while on ‘autopilot’, jumping from task to task, not living life with a true intention. When we do this we don’t feel a sense of joy or purpose in our lives, but instead feel…
Top Health Benefits of Yoga
Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min
There are so many benefits of yoga for both the mind and body that everyone can benefit from. Yoga is definitely an exercise for all individuals, you do not have to be inherently flexible or athletic. You also do not need to go all the time to achieve the…
Travel Hacks You Need to Know
Jun 28, 2019 • 6 min
Travel is one of the best things you can do with your money because the experiences and the memories last a lifetime. Experiencing other cultures and other ways of living broadens your scope of perspective and enhances the quality of your own life.…
How to Bring Out Your Positive Emotions
Jun 26, 2019 • 4 min
We all have positivity inside of us, it just takes cultivating certain daily approaches to life to bring it out. Our brains are wired to default to the emotions that are most often demonstrated – so instead of focusing on fear, grief, and other negative…
Eat Healthy and Save Money on Vacation
Jun 24, 2019 • 4 min
Experiences and memories last forever which is why vacation is one of the very best things you can spend your money on. That being said, vacation can be quite costly! One aspect of vacation that can either make or break your bank account is the food.…
Quick Tips to Upgrade Your Life
Jun 19, 2019 • 4 min
We’re always looking to improve and optimize our lives, so this episode give you 8 of our favorite quick tips to give you a boost! Give it a listen and start upgrading your life today! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
How to Exercise on Vacation
Jun 17, 2019 • 3 min
Travel is something that we all likely do at some point over the Summer (and throughout the year), and so you probably know that traveling can make it hard to stick to your workout routine. The best way to stay in shape while traveling is to have a plan…
Key Factors for Weight Loss
Jun 14, 2019 • 4 min
It seems like everyone is always trying to lose weight or at least trying to prevent fat gain. It is harder for women to regulate the amount of fat on their bodies than men, due to the fact that women’s body’s are much more highly regulated by hormones…
Foods to Eat for Better Skin and Hair
Jun 10, 2019 • 5 min
What you eat plays a key role in how you look, and fat is one of the most important building blocks for healthy skin and hair. The best fats are anti-inflammatory fats that are also packed with other vitamins and nutrients, so that you get the most bang…
How to Increase Your Focus
Jun 7, 2019 • 4 min
We’ve all been there, you have a ton of work to do or you have a big presentation coming up and you just can’t get your mind to focus, it’s the worst right! If you find your mind wandering and you can’t seem to get yourself to focus on your task at hand,…
Common Traits of Elite Performers
Jun 5, 2019 • 4 min
It’s always great to see the elite performers of the world reach their goals. Whether it’s an athlete finally winning the championship or an entrepreneur building their dreams – it’s fascinating to see the end result of hard work. If we look closely at…
Benefits of a Diet “Cheat Day”
May 31, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about “cheat day”, consuming more calories than you do on the other six days of the week. It’s when you can indulge in a food or foods that maybe aren’t 100% healthy – and that’s totally fine and good! Find the show notes…
Ways to Stay Positive When Life Gets Hard
May 29, 2019 • 4 min
Sometimes life is hard. Whether it’s dealing with family issues, a tough work situation, or any other of life’s little challenges – we all face difficulties. Just because you are going through a difficult moment in your life, that doesn’t mean you still…
You Can Lose Weight Overnight
May 27, 2019 • 5 min
Want to lose some weight overnight? You definitely can! The catch is that it won’t be fat, but it will be extra water weight that you are holding onto. Water weight can account for several unwanted pounds around your midsection as well as around your…
Best Supplements to Beat Insomnia
May 24, 2019 • 4 min
Just about everyone has experienced a night or two of restless sleep, and so you know how awful it can be to be so tired yet unable to shut down and fall asleep – literally the worst! Insomnia is extremely common and is usually a symptom of stress,…
How to Build Your Big Ideas
May 22, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Eric gives you his 5 steps to creating big ideas. Looking at the great creators in history like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Thomas Edison – just to name a few, they all not only came up with big ideas, but truly executed them at scale. What…
How to Bring Mindfulness to Mealtime
May 20, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about the how to be more mindful of what you’re eating and why that’s important. Everyone knows that what you eat has a major impact on your weight and fitness goals, but did you know that HOW you eat also plays a big…
Common Causes of Fatigue
May 17, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about common lifestyle factors that may be causing you to feel tired throughout the day. Everyone can feel fatigued from time to time, but there may be certain patterns of fatigue caused by factors that you may not even be…
Why Sleep Must Be a Priority
May 13, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about why sleep is so important. Many individuals view sleep as a luxury and not a necessity, which could not be farther from the truth! Make sleep just as important as exercising and eating right, because it is just as…
How to Bring Out Your Creativity
May 10, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode Eric talks about the ways to enable your creative mind. Do you ever look at the world’s creative minds and think to yourself – “I wish I was like that!”? While innate talent is important, fostering an environment to allow for creativity to…
Common Health Myths Debunked
May 8, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about the greatest health myths that she still gets questions about in practice. There are so many health myths out there these days, it can be hard to keep track of what is true and what has been found to be false. —-…
What’s Causing Stress in Your Body
May 6, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate discusses the different things that can cause stress without you even realizing it. Too much stress flowing your body can be damaging for both your mental health, as well as your body itself. Chronic stress can lead too many…
How to Become a Morning Person
May 3, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate gives you her top tips on how to start becoming a morning a person and get a head start on the day. We love the morning because you can get so much more done in a shorter amount of time – mostly due to the fact that everyone…
Eat These Brain Boosting Foods
Apr 29, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate gives you her favorite foods to help boost your brain. Your brain is inarguably the most important part of your body, and keeping your brain healthy should be a top priority. There are certain foods that can help to boost parts…
Tricks to Simplify Healthy Eating
Apr 26, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate delivers her best tips to make eating healthy easier for you to start and continue doing. We all know that cooking healthy meals is easier said than done, and most of the work comes from the prep of the meal rather than the…
Why Personality Types Matter
Apr 22, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode Eric breaks down the two main personality types - and one in between. It’s important to understand not only your own personality type, but (arguably more so) those of the people around you. By taking into account whether your friends,…
How to Maximize Calorie Burn
Apr 19, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate focuses on how to burn more calories throughout your day. First of all, why do we want to burn calories? We want to burn calories because generally the more calories you burn on a daily basis, the easier it will be to maintain a…
The Power of Visualization
Apr 16, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Eric talks about how visualizing a successful outcome will actually help you achieve it. Science proves that our brains can hardly tell the difference of an experience we think about and those we really live - that’s why the world’s top…
Top Foods with Medicinal Benefits
Apr 12, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate gives you the best foods to deliver medicinal benefits to your body. Prevention is key when it comes to health, and food is one of the very best ways to prevent disease and dysfunction from occurring in your body. Improve and…
Avoid These Toxic Personality Types
Apr 5, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Eric discusses the 5 personality types you need to avoid in order to keep on your positive path to happiness and success. Many people say that “you” are the average of the 5 people you hang around with the most. If this holds true, it’s…
Quick Tips for Natural Pain Relief
Apr 2, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about her powerful ways to manage, prevent, and even cure pain naturally without having to turn to pain medication or expensive procedures. Chronic pain is unfortunately a very common problem for both men and women of all…
How to Turn Your Failures into Successes
Mar 29, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode Eric talks about how to use your failures as stepping stones to reaching your own personal success. You’ve probably heard the story about Michael Jordan being cut from his freshmen basketball team or the one about how Thomas Edison failed…
How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence
Mar 22, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode Eric discusses “emotional intelligence” and how it helps us recognize, understand, and manage our emotions. People with a high emotional intelligence have learned how to manage their emotions to drive positivity in their life. Learn our 10…
How to Keep Your Brain Young
Mar 19, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Sarah-Kate talks about 10 simple ways to keep your brain feeling young. Cognitive decline is one of the most feared aspects of aging. Yes your brain will change over time, but there are definitely ways to keep your brain young and to help…
Why Gratitude is a Superpower
Mar 14, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode Eric brings up 7 reasons why taking the time to be grateful for the amazing things we DO have in our life, instead of thinking about what we DON’T have, presents a world of benefits to our overall well-being. —- This episode is sponsored…
Why You Need Alone Time
Mar 11, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Eric discusses 6 benefits of spending time in solitude. Humans are social beings by nature, we crave the sense of belonging and interaction with others. We get FOMO (fear of missing out) if a social activity is going on and we aren’t…
How to Deal with Difficult People
Mar 8, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Eric gives advice on how best to deal with those difficult people. No matter how you cut it, at some point throughout your days on earth you are going to come across a difficult person in which you’ll have to deal with. Even the most…
How to Control Your Ego
Mar 8, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode Eric talks about the most common thing that gets in the way of reaching your personal success - the Ego. Your ego is responsible for seeking approval of others and what they may think if you fail. Your ego is there to constantly tell you…