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The Pandemic May Be Why You are Restricting or Binging

May 8, 2021

Do you find yourself eating differently than you did before the pandemic? Maybe you are binge eating from stress? Or you started eating more restrictively. Hopefully this episode's topic is helpful to you. If you like what y…

How Possible Is It to Really Live in the Present Moment?

April 26, 2021

I'm a big mindfulness practitioner. But it isn't easy as many of you know! And Neuroscientist Caroline Leaf males the argument that there may be a better way for us to deal with the many stories of our lives than by JUST foc…

We Need to Be Present Not Just Productive

April 11, 2021

Our crazy fast paced and frantic society is always focusing on productivity at any expense. But we all know intuitively that there is more to life than just endless running on the hamster wheel! We need PRESENCE along with p…

Strategies for Combating Anxiety

March 25, 2021

We all feel anxious about certain things from time to time. Here are some proven strategies from a neuroscientist on how to combat anxiety in our day to day lives. If you like what you hear on the free version of Hughes From…

How to Take a Power Nap (National Napping Day)

March 15, 2021

The day after we "spring forward" with Daylight Saving Time is National Napping Day! Here are some great tips on how to take a power nap, on this day or any day. If you like what you hear on the FREE Hughes From The Heart Po…

Washing the Dishes Is Good for Your Brain

March 11, 2021

Yep. It's true. It's not that washing dishes is a neurological miracle. It's the FOCUS behind the activity that helps keep our cognitive abilities strong! So next time you see a mountain of dishes...don't complain. Take the …

Researchers Communicate with Lucid Dreamers!

March 3, 2021

FASCINATING new research involving researchers asking questions of people having a lucid dream and getting RESPONSES! If you enjoy what you hear on today's Hughes From The Heart Podcast, please show your support of good ener…

Ways to Bring More Happiness to Your Day

Feb. 19, 2021

We have been taught that happiness is something we need to pursue...as if it were some distant, far off island on the horizon. We SHOULD have been taught that happiness comes from within! Happiness comes from the so called "…

"Carpe Diem" the New Motto for 2021

Feb. 15, 2021

I love this!! I learned about "carpe diem" as many of us did...from the Robin Williams life changing movie "Dead Poets Society" in 1989. Those who studied Latin in school probably learned about it well before that! But that …

For the Love of a Swan

Feb. 9, 2021

While the Mass Media Hysteria Machine is working overtime trying to scare you anyway that it can...I try to mine the good stories out there that have oftentimes been buried beneath the doom and gloom of the headlines. This i…

A Special Message to You Just Before I Turn 50

Jan. 29, 2021

I turn 50 on February 1st. Hard to believe. Half a century?!?! How did THAT happen?? I don't feel a day over 72!! And mentally, I'm about 36. Joking aside, this is a very personal podcast episode sharing some motivation for …

Some of the Best Ways to Show Someone Appreciation

Jan. 16, 2021

An attitude of gratitude goes a long way for both our sense of well being as well the person on the receiving end of the appreciation! If you like what you hear, please consider supporting my premium content or making a dona…

Interview with Dr. Melissa Carver

Jan. 1, 2021

This is an interview for the OPEN MINDED and FREE THINKERS out there!! Dr. Carver talks with us about her first book which is back in print at this time, Who The Hell Told You That? An Eviction Notice for Indoctrinated Thoug…

How to Make Resolutions Stress Free

Dec. 29, 2020

New Year's resolutions can be SO stressful. There's a reason so many people abandon them almost as soon as they make them--we put too much pressure on ourselves to achieve them! Here are some awesome Lifehacker tips on how t…

Staying Connected While Avoiding Video Calling Fatigue

Dec. 24, 2020

The pandemic has forced many of us to connect virtually more than we ever have before. Zoom and other video streaming platforms became household words in 2020. New research shows that many of us are burning out on video call…

Decluttering the Mind

Dec. 22, 2020

We often put our attention on the clutter in our living and working spaces... But what about all the things we clutter our mind with? We talk about what science is finding with regards to decluttering the mind...how to do it…

Space Encyclopedia: Interview with Astronomer David Aguilar

Dec. 17, 2020

An OUT OF THIS WORLD chat with one of my favorite guests in all my years of broadcasting. Meet David Aguilar. He's an internationally recognized naturalist and astronomer, author, artist, and musician. He has authored many b…

How You Sleep Today Affects How You Face Tomorrow

Dec. 16, 2020

Sleep comes up a LOT on my Podcast because it's considered one of the 3 Pillars of Health along with diet and exercise. New research finds that how well we sleep tonight had big effects on how well we face stress and challen…

Big Plans for the Positivity Podcast in 2021

Dec. 15, 2020

BIG PLANS for the coming year!! But I can't bring them about without your help!! Even just listening to the episodes and sharing them is a HUGE help. But if you can help through a Premium Content Subscription and through don…

A High School Grocery Store That Lets You Pay With Good Deeds

Dec. 5, 2020

Imagine a student run high school grocery store that lets you pay with good deeds instead of money. LOVE this idea!! Let me know what you think of the episode. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting Hughes Fro…

Fixating On the Negative Is Making Things Worse!

Dec. 1, 2020

We need to stop our pathological urge to doomscroll and focus on the negative! What we focus on expands...where attention goes, energy flows. It is NOT a coincidence that those who focus on illness are usually always sick. I…

The Big 60 Life with Jim Bouchard and Alex Armstrong

Nov. 23, 2020

My friends Jim Bouchard and Alex Armstrong have created a wonderful set of online resources at The Big 60 Life for those approaching 60, in their 60s, or even just folks with aging parents. And for those who refuse to age gr…

New Study Links Sleep's Importance to Mindfulness

Nov. 7, 2020

Many countless studies have been done on sleep. But very few it seems have focused on its impact on your mindfulness. Hope you enjoy this episode. Please consider supporting my premium content ! I appreciate each and every o…

Election Day Was THE Most Stressful of Your Entire Life?!?!

Nov. 6, 2020

How could this be?? It could ONLY be due to the overconsumption of the hysterical mass media machine and all the doomscrolling people choose to engage in, in my opinion. Let go of the outcome, my friends, and feel a GIANT we…