Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Megan Merchant and Jen Rulon to discuss the impact of chasing down rabbit holes, the stories our minds create to explain the unknown – bringing unnecessary drama into our lives, and maintaining mindfulness in the midst of distractions.
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[2:36] Megan describes the impact of chasing down rabbit holes in life.
[6:26] Deciphering ‘what actually happened, versus the story we create about what happened?’
[14:20] The RAIN Technique:
Recognize — Tune into the present moment and name what you are feeling.
Allow — Allow the feeling to happen.
Investigate — Ask yourself ‘why do I feel this way?’
Non-Identification — Be aware and recognize you are not your thoughts.
[16:55] 18-24-year-olds are hungry for knowledge and wisdom.
[19:49] How do we keep focus, so distractions don’t penetrate our mindfulness?
[24:29] How do we teach grit with mindfulness?
[26:34] Helpful books to assist exploring the topic of freedom from chasing down rabbit holes.
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As a health and fitness expert, Jennifer “Jen” Rulon has inspired, coached, and motivated many athletes to complete from their
first sprint triathlon to numerous Ironman Triathlons. Jen guides her athletes to learn about themselves BEYOND the physical aspects of doing a triathlon. She is there to educate, motivate, and empower. Jen is an 11x Ironman Triathlete, and has learned “How to Coach Triathletes to Cross the Finish Line with a Smile!” Jen received her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and started her own coaching business, JenRulon.com.
Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, AZ and holds an MFA degree from UNLV. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Gravel Ghosts (Glass Lyre Press, 2016 Book of the Year), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Prize, Glass Lyre Press, 2017), four chapbooks, and a children’s book with Philomel Books. She is also a 200 RYT and teaches Mindfulness & Meditation.