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Every weekday, tune in to the Daily Shine, a podcast-meets-meditation that helps you struggle less with your stress and anxiety. Join us for a moment to breathe, show kindness to yourself, and set a self-care intention for your day. The Shine App was named Apple's Best of 2020! 🏆 Download the App: https://shineapp.onelink.me/Unhk/fa73df8c

Every weekday, tune in to the Daily Shine, a podcast-meets-meditation that helps you struggle less with your stress and anxiety. Join us for a moment to breathe, show kindness to yourself, and set a self-care intention for your day. The Shine App was named Apple's Best of 2020! 🏆 Download the App: https://shineapp.onelink.me/Unhk/fa73df8c

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Every weekday, tune in to the Daily Shine, a podcast-meets-meditation that helps you struggle less with your stress and anxiety. Join us for a moment to breathe, show kindness to yourself, and set a self-care intention for your day. The Shine App was named Apple's Best of 2020! 🏆 Download the App: https://shineapp.onelink.me/Unhk/fa73df8c

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@shinetext

Language:

English


Episodes

Find Peace In Uncertainty

4/20/2021
We’re not designed to be comfortable in uncertainty—but it’s a skill you can cultivate. Today, we practice letting go of what could be and leaning into what *is.* Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- There will always be questions we can answer and those we can't. 2- Notice your thoughts and feelings around these questions to get a better understanding of our human desire to control. 3- Remind yourself of what is within your control, especially in the present moment. --- Mantra: I...

Duration:00:09:49

Practice Self-Empathy

4/19/2021
Self-empathy means showing compassion towards our thoughts, feelings, and experiences—and it’s a gift we can always extend to ourselves. Today, we'll reflect on ways you can be more self-empathetic in your day-to-day life. Grab that journal! Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Self-empathy means showing compassion towards our thoughts, feelings, and experiences—and it’s a gift we can always extend to ourselves. 2- Treating yourself like a friend isn’t always a reflex—it’s something you...

Duration:00:11:13

Savor Today

4/16/2021
Something you have today is what you used to dream about. Today, we practice savoring the present together. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- We often strive for things—work achievements, relationships, experiences—and as soon as we get them, move on to the next goal. 2- Something in your life today is something you dreamed of achieving in the past. 3- Learning to recognize that today is the culmination of your dreams and goals of the past can help us savor the present. --- Mantra:...

Duration:00:09:11

Take Microbreaks

4/15/2021
Did you know taking small breaks throughout the day can actually improve your productivity? Today, we explore the power of a guilt-free “microbreak.” Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Microbreaks are guilt-free one- to five- minute breaks that you might take throughout the day. 2- Microbreaks can help you regulate your energy and improve your focus—especially on days when you’re feeling extra tired. 3- Give yourself permission to take microbreaks as a useful tool to care for your...

Duration:00:08:44

Fill Your Cup

4/14/2021
When you’re feeling drained—mentally, physically, or emotionally—it becomes harder to show up for others. And even more importantly: Harder to show up for yourself. Today, we try a breathing and body scan exercise to help you fill up your own cup. Written by Stephanie Simpson. Voiced by Elisha Mudly. Takeaways: 1- It takes energy to show up fully for yourself and others—and it’s important to notice when you’re running low. 2- When your cup feels empty: It’s OK to take a moment to...

Duration:00:08:08

You Are Not Your Thoughts

4/13/2021
The average person has 6,200 thoughts a day—and that can include a few that feel scary or upsetting. Psychologists call these “intrusive thoughts.” Today, we focus on how to manage intrusive thoughts when it feels like we just can’t let them go. Voiced by Mel Chanté. *A note from Shine: If you have recurrent, disturbing thoughts that make it tough to complete everyday tasks, you might benefit from professional help. Consider reaching out to a therapist or mental health care professional...

Duration:00:09:36

Start With Gratitude

4/12/2021
Gratitude can have a tangible, positive impact on our mental health. Today, join us in crafting a gratitude letter to someone, even yourself, who can use some kindness, compassion, or a warm smile. Grab that journal! Written by Tiana Brawley, M.S.W. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Showing thanks and appreciation is an act of kindness. We can all benefit from getting more creative with expressing gratitude. 2- Creating a handwritten “gratitude letter” to a friend, family member,...

Duration:00:11:06

Practice Gentleness

4/9/2021
What does it actually mean to go easy on yourself? Today, we ease into the weekend with a meditation focusing on self-compassion and care. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Being easy on yourself means treating yourself with kindness and compassion—even when things go wrong or you make a mistake. 2- You can hold yourself to high standards *and* be understanding of your limitations and kind to yourself when things go awry. 3- Use positive self-talk to practice being easy with...

Duration:00:08:25

Be Direct With Your Needs

4/8/2021
When having tough conversations, it's helpful to speak with compassionate directness— balancing clarity with kindness. In today’s exercise, we’ll explore what speaking with both honesty and understanding means to you. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- When we have to have a hard conversation or need to give feedback, we can sometimes be ambiguous or indirect because we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings. 2- But with tough conversations: most people actually prefer us to be...

Duration:00:09:21

Breathe Deeply

4/7/2021
Deep breathing exercises are not only a great way to release stress and anxiety, but are also an effective way to recover from being sick, including COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Join us for a few beginner’s deep breathing exercises today. Written by Stephanie Simpson. Voiced by Elisha Mudly. Takeaways: 1- Deep breathing helps to quiet the mind and lessen feelings of anxiety and stress. 2- Deep breathing can also help restore diaphragm function and increase lung...

Duration:00:09:30

You Are Resilient

4/6/2021
When times get tough, it can help to think about your “resilience qualities”—the qualities that have helped you bounce back and recover from life’s challenges. Join us in identifying your resilience qualities with today’s meditation. Written by Tiana Brawley, MSW. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficulties. Think of it as your “bounce back.” 2- We all have resilience qualities that help us through life’s biggest challenges. 3- By...

Duration:00:07:29

What's True?

4/5/2021
When life becomes overwhelming, returning to simple facts can ground and comfort us. Today we create a truths list to return to in times of turmoil. Grab that journal! Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- When we begin to spiral, we can cut off an escalating sense of panic or powerlessness by reciting facts that we know to be true. 2- By reciting truths, we give ourselves a sense of control and return our attention to the present moment. 3- We can use this list of truths to center us...

Duration:00:11:53

Accept and Release Insecurities

4/2/2021
With technology as our main way to connect now, it can be easy to start to feel...off. Insecurity, miscommunication, or feelings of unease are natural. Today, we focus on grounding ourselves and releasing insecurity. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Zoom calls, Facetime, and other digital methods of communication are wonderful at keeping us connected—but they aren’t the same as in-person communication. 2- When we can’t read others’ physical body language, it is harder to sense how...

Duration:00:11:00

Find Joy Today

4/1/2021
Happiness isn’t something you have to wait for—we all deserve it each and every day. Today, we start the new month with a focus on finding your joy, inspired by career coach @ArielLopez__. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- We often tell ourselves that we’ll be happy when a particular event happens or we’ve accomplished something—but we deserve happiness every day. 2- Finding opportunities for joy in our daily lives can help us shift our mindset to find happiness regardless of the...

Duration:00:10:46

Create Moments of Rest

3/31/2021
Though sleep is one form of rest, there are 6 other forms that support your whole being. Today, we end Sleep Awareness Month by exploring ways to create mini moments of rest throughout your day. Written by Stephanie Simpson. Voiced by Elisha Mudly. Takeaways: 1- Sleep is a passive physical form of rest; but there are also active physical forms of rest. 2- There are 6 other forms of rest that support you in a holistic way: Mental, sensory, creative, emotional, social, and spiritual. 3-...

Duration:00:07:21

Be a Beginner

3/30/2021
Allowing yourself to be a beginner can inject a lot of the joy and fun back into new experiences. Today we explore the concept of a “beginner’s mindset” and reflect on how we might incorporate that into our lives. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- We put a lot of emphasis on perfection—which keeps us from being beginners at something new. 2- This discourages us from doing anything that we aren’t already good at—because being a beginner feels “inefficient” at first. 3- By embracing a...

Duration:00:09:22

Honor Your Hope

3/29/2021
We’ve learned so much in the past year and are facing another time of transition and change. For our final journaling exercise of March, join us in reflecting on what hope means to you and how you can create space for it in the months ahead. Grab that journal! Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Hope is the belief that things might change for the better. 2- Hope gives us motivation to act and strive—even in the face of unpredictability or change. 3- We can train our mind to cultivate...

Duration:00:13:29

Let Yourself Evolve

3/26/2021
Change is a natural part of life—including change within ourselves. Today’s meditation, inspired by @alex_elle, will help you remember: It’s OK to outgrow older versions of yourself. Written by Stephanie Simpson. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- Change is a natural part of life. 2- It’s OK to outgrow older versions of yourself. 3- Change provides opportunities for growth and evolution. --- Mantra: I will let myself evolve. --- With the Shine app, end your day with recommended...

Duration:00:08:20

You Deserve Kindness

3/25/2021
No matter what you’re going through or how you feel about yourself: You are always worthy of kindness and love from others. Today’s meditation is inspired by @nedratawwab and will help you believe that truth. Written by Stephanie Simpson. Voiced by Mel Chanté. Takeaways: 1- It is your birthright to be loved and respected by others; you do not need to earn that. 2- Boundaries can help you maintain your own own energy and separate from other people’s energy. 3- You are always worthy and...

Duration:00:10:30

Soothe Your Body

3/24/2021
Trigger warning: Today's episode intro will address the anti-Asian violence that occurred on Tuesday, March 16th. For more on Shine's support of the AAPI community and against anti-AAPI racism, head here. Your body can carry stress—but it can also help you release it too. Today's meditation is a progressive muscle relaxation technique that's research-backed for lowering levels of stress and helping ground ourselves in our bodies. Takeaways: 1- Even on our best days, anxiety can start to...

Duration:00:09:13