Command+Edit Podcast

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Keep Your BRAIN Happy and Sharp - Health Episode Part 2 : Cmd+Edit 049

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Command Edit Podcast Episode 49 Keep your brain happy health and sharp with mindfulness and meditation

The key is to leave work a little less crazy than when you walked in.

Last week's episode dealt with keeping yourself healthy and fit while working those insane hours in the edit bay. This week we're getting into an ever more neglected area: keeping your mind sharp and healthy.

Are you overworked? Sleep-deprived? Running on the power of coffee alone from day to day? Then listen up.

We editors work INSANE hours and have to put up with huge demands, tight deadlines and having to work under tremendous pressure (arguably more so than most other trades).

So we share a few ways you can train your mind to be healthy, fully functioning and how to take a few quick minutes out of the day to take care of it.

A few things we mention:

  • How nutrition can affect your brain
  • The difference between GOOD coffee and BAD coffee
  • Light therapy
  • Work better, not MULTITASKING
  • Don't just get MORE sleep, get BETTER sleep
  • What is gray matter and why should you have more of it?
  • The benefits of mindfulness and meditation each day


BONUS EP The Benefits of a 7-Day Sugar Detox : Cmd+Edit 044.5

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Bonus Command Edit Podcast episode on 7 day sugar detox benefits and support

This here is a bonus episode for you to enjoy just for being awesome listeners!

We invited Andrea back on to the show in response to listeners saying they were curious about the 7-Day Sugar Detox group that she runs each month.

  • What does doing a sugar detox involve?
  • Are there ways to prepare the body for removing sugar from the diet?
  • What are the biggest challenges of a sugar detox and how does the group help?
  • Just how much sugar is in everyday food that you consume (Hint: Sugar hides in many foods under different names. It's sneaky like a ninja!)

You can join Andrea's 7-Day Sugar Detox group for FREE because she runs it out of the goodness of her heart. And also because she helps people for a living to make healthier lifestyle choices in nutrition and is an all-around pretty happy person herself.

Join the 7-Day Sugar Detox Group here.

Check out more on Andrea and her holistic work on her Llovara Holistic website.

Holistic nutrition for editors : Cmd+Edit 044

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Today's guest is Andrea McLaughlin from Llovara Holistic and I'm so glad to chat with her about what fuels us and keeps us creative and active throughout the day.

I asked recently in the Command+Edit Facebook group how some of you rate your ability to make good food choices while on the job and (surprise!) a lot of you said you often cave and eat foods that you know will have a negative impact on you.

Our jobs are known for being particularly stressful, constantly changing and leave us with little to no chance to eating healthy.

So with that in mind, Andrea is here to save the day! She tells us:

  • How can eating better make us feel better and work more creatively?
  • What foods should we avoid for their negative affects?
  • What exactly does "holistic" mean and what does it have to do with us wanting to work better day-to-day?

Check out Andrea's website to find out more about the holistic work that she does.

She also runs a 7 Day Sugar Detox group on Facebook each month. It's a great way to kick a sugar habit out of the body and to become aware of how it affects you physically and mentally. Cost nothing to participate and the group supports you all the way.