The Bloom Living Podcast

Essentials for Living a Beautiful Life | Lindsey Elmore SE05 - EP07

August 26, 2020 Thomas DeSchutter / Lindsey Elmore Season 5 Episode 7
The Bloom Living Podcast
Essentials for Living a Beautiful Life | Lindsey Elmore SE05 - EP07
Show Notes Transcript

Dr. Lindsey Elmore,
is a pharmacist, natural wellness expert, vegan cook, yogi, podcast host, and business strategy coach.

Dr. Elmore has spoken to audiences on five continents and more than 35 countries. Her educational materials have been translated into more than 25 languages. Her Facebook content reaches more than 85 countries, and more than 15 million minutes of education have been watched on Facebook alone.

She is the author of Essentials: 75 Answers to Common Questions about Essential Oils and Supplements, and the Clean Slate Cleanse Cookbook and Workbook series. She is published in a wide variety of pharmacy and medical journals and has been quoted in Healthline, Reader’s Digest, Yahoo News, Parade, MSN, Brit + Co, Business Insider and more. She has been featured on news segments on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CW, and The Daily Buzz.

Social Media Links:
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@lindseyelmore

(Excerpt) Lindsey Elmore 17:30
It took some work, but I am less attached now. Now don't get me wrong. The first one-star review that you get is going to hurt. You know when somebody gives your podcast a three-star review because they say that your audio quality is not even enough.

You know, all those things sting, but long ago one of my favorite people in the world said Listen, "you have to have really thick skin and a very short term memory." And if you can do those things, I think it helps you not only expand your influence on social media, but it certainly helps you as an entrepreneur. You know when you make those costly mistakes or when one of your employees or contractors quits because you weren't treating them well enough. Have some thick skin but you have to move on.

You cannot beat yourself up about it over the course of weeks, two months, two years or you're just going to end up working a nine to five on somebody else's vision you know, suffering. Yes, absolutely, absolutely. Go out there and be who you are. Share it without apology and understand this, sometimes people are going to block you because of it and they were never going to spend a dime with you. That's okay.

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Thomas DeSchutter :

Hey, welcome. Welcome. Welcome to the show. Welcome. You know what? I am super pumped today. I just I man. Woman friend, colleague, listener, fellow human fellow citizen. Yeah. Like all of you, everybody, all of us. Today's recording with Dr. Lindsay Elmore was so satisfying for me I can't wait to. It's like, it's like I want to fast forward you to all of the good parts in one moment, like just here they all are. And there's so many of them that I know you're gonna love. You're gonna you're just gonna soak up. Her genius shares on all of her areas of expertise. Dr. Lindsay Elmore is a pharmacist natural wellness expert, vegan cook Yogi podcast host and business strategy coach. She is a speaker, author, world renowned wellness expert. She translates complicated science into understandable stories and travels the world educating audiences about natural wellness. She has spoken to audiences on five continents in more than 35 countries. Her educational materials have been translated into more than 25 languages, and she has reached millions on social media her Facebook content reaches more than 85 Countries more than 15 million minutes of education have been watched on Facebook alone. She's the author of Essentials: 75 Answers to Common Questions About Essential Oils and Supplements. Yeah, and I'll tell you, I think we, we hit on almost all of that stuff in a beautiful, mindful, spiritually connected way. And it is a great pleasure for me to welcome to today's show, Dr. Lindsay Elmore.

Lindsey Elmore :

Thank you so much. It's an honor to be here.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Now, prior to this, we were just talking you've you've just finished a cleanse but at the same time I think my wife does all the production for the show. Leslie, she's amazing. She shared i were you doing a consecutive days of podcasting as well or Could you do that? Yes,

Lindsey Elmore :

we are still in the midst of that 30 podcasts in 30 days, we, we don't know if we're going to get there. But we've still got another another few days to knock it all out. We've got about a week or so nine days or so left, and this is podcast number 19. And I think we have already five on the agenda for next week. And so who knows we shot for 30 we may just make it to 25. But it's been an extraordinary experience, getting to craft new skills as a podcast guest and also just me being my own podcast host learning from other hosts about their style, you know, how do they go about doing it? What was the guest experiences that made me feel really valued and what were some things what are some good behaviors Here's that I want to mimic that I see in other people.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Right. So, you know, what I love about what you just said is that you're in it to learn and experience and see what you can take away to to help craft your own journey and your own message. And it sounds like just from you know, your bio, the things I've read about you, it sounds like that is a really big piece of who you are. Where do you think that stems from? Like, where did is that something you've cultivated on your own? Is it something that was part of your upbringing? What is it that drives that in you, do you think?

Lindsey Elmore :

I, I think at some point in my early to mid 20s, I came to a point of realization that I had to be, authentically, exactly unapologetically who I am or I I was going to just go down a very, very unhealthy rabbit hole. And I have realized that I love learning new things. I love trying out new things. I love experiencing life in ways that I have not before. And so that has driven my desire to be a lifelong learner and be constantly gaining new understandings of the world and opening myself up to other people's perspectives to which allows me to be more compassionate, more empathetic and more understanding of my common man. And that to me, all goes into the bigger vision of what I really am about and that's I have to catch vision for the world that I want to live in. And then if I have that vision, and I knew that it's possible to live to leave the world better than I found it, will goodness, if I don't do that, like I'm wasting my life, I'm completely wasting my time that has been gifted to me, and why would I do that? Why would I do that? And so I think step one, if people are not doing the stuff that they want to see happen, step one is to realize that only you as your most authentic version of yourself can do it. If you don't do it, it does not get done in the universe. And that, to me was simply a reality that I could not live with. And so I just explored and tried new things and I dedicated myself to to learning more and sharing it with others.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Wow. What a great answer.

Unknown Speaker :

Thank you.

Thomas DeSchutter :

And you know, you said some things there that that are dear to my heart, which is you know, I've always well, not always but in the last five, seven years one of my sayings has been you are your most valuable asset, that the life we want to live comes from within. And, and you know, even with my own kids these days and their friends, what I see a lot of developing is that need for external appreciation that need for other people to approve of what you're doing. And I'll say like, I've struggled with that myself, as you know, as a human being growing up, you're looking for people to, you know, honor you in some way or respect you in some way or give you like the thumbs up. And yet, what I've slowly learned over the last few years is how much more of that just comes from my own fire. Have wanting to see the world better than how I see it now and how can I contribute to that? And yeah, so do you have things that you do that allow you to, to bring that force forward that keep you on track? Because I'm sure you have days where you're knocked off the path where triggers come along and just take you right out of the game, and you have to get yourself back into that state. What are some tools that you use to keep you moving forward?

Lindsey Elmore :

Well, I think first and foremost is the realization that success is not something that just happens. It doesn't just happen and it doesn't happen overnight. Success is one of those things that is built slowly over time. that then allows us to create greatness that we want but greatness is not created in a big explosion. You know, greatness is created by the boring mundane daily stuff that you are willing to stick to over the course of 15 years. So it's more about Okay can I meditate and still my mind for seven minutes a day but do that every single day without failure, you know, that keeps me engaged and driving myself forward. Um, social media is is a precarious mistress but I do have a large social media following where people are. They're relying on me to show up and give, whether it is education or inspiration. And I feel like I would be inauthentic if I wasn't continually exploring. How do I become a better person? And, you know, share that with people. So meditation has a big thing for me. Yoga practices a big is a big thing. I routinely will take on a challenge a 30 days of the 100 days of that. So those types of things are great, because I feel like when you discipline your mind, you discipline your body. And when you discipline your body, you discipline your mind. And so for me, it's not necessarily about Okay, well, here's the things that I do all of the time. But I show up for myself, because I'm blessed to have people that show up for me, and always have and I take that as a responsibility. You know, it doesn't just magically happen that you have Half a million people on social media and employees that are relying on you. And I told my graphic designer yesterday, she was just like, oh, thank you so much for getting on this call with me so quickly. And I was like Shelby, if I don't work, you can't work. And that is something I take with, with pride that I can show up and do work that inspires other people to work with me and around me. And that that allows us all to create a better, a better world for everyone.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Hmm. Yeah, you know, what you're talking about there is that as you let your light as you let your light shine, you give permission for others to do the same. Yeah, you lead by you lead by actually being that that you want to see. I'm curious, the social media. You know, I love the way you phrase it that you've used created an audience that is relying on you to show up in a certain way. And you know, what I really heard is being of service not only being a service to them, but being of service to all the people in your life, that rely on you, etc. How do you think you, you know, was? Was there a mindset process of how I'm going to get people to rely on me? Or is is there a thing that you did that had people say I want I love what she has to say she shows up regularly. Like, is there something that somebody could model in a way or take pieces of and go, this is how I'll go about doing the same thing.

Lindsey Elmore :

Yeah, absolutely. I mean, social media is a is a discipline, it's a it's a practice. It's an art like anything else. Um, a couple of things that are my like marching orders. If you want to do anything, well, you show up, you add value to whatever the situation is, without adding any drama show up, add value, no drama. Rama, that's a big piece of it. The other thing to keep in mind is there are three things you can do on social media. You can educate people, you can entertain them, or you can inspire them. If your post doesn't do one of those three things, don't do it. Don't do it. If you're bored by your own content, guess what other people are going to be bored, too. You have to be genuinely inspired. And you have to share your genuine inspiration. And then you have to not care what anyone else thinks about it. Because if you you know, if you think about the book, Primal Branding, if you're gonna have brand zealots who love you love your work, as soon as you say, hey, I've got this new program, this new ebook, this new webinar, blah, they're there. If you're going to have those people that means that you also have have to have brand pagans, people who hate you who do not stand for what you stand for. And you have to be okay with that. You know, this week, I feel like everybody around me has had a bit of a crazy week. And my my business manager who does tackles all of our inbound emails, she texted me yesterday and she says, I just got the craziest email that we have ever gotten. And I was like, that is a really high bar. What on earth was in this email? Because, I mean, I have gotten I've gotten everything I've gotten hate mail. I have gotten people telling me that I'm an idiot. You know, goodness knows. The one day that I mentioned anything about cats on my social media. I got like 12 one star reviews from all these cat owners that were like, you're wrong about what you're saying about people. And I was like, okay, but here's the thing, the email that she got, was someone telling me something that I don't want to see in the world. We did a podcast earlier this week about how to create justice, fairness and equity across all races. Well, that's something I feel really passionate about. And that is something that I want to see happening in the world. If someone reaches out to me and sends me a wackadoo, seven paragraph long email, about how I need to be more white, nationalistic, I got no time for that. I have no care in the world, to allow that to shift my brain. And so when you put yourself out there on social media, or on a podcast or on your blog, or Wherever you have to understand that not everybody's gonna like you. But if you're trying to get everyone to like you then I'm sorry you're not being yourself and that is again that is a that is a truth I could not live with. I could not live not being myself. So you show up on my social media, it's me and you're either gonna like me or you're not and that's okay. That is a okay.

Thomas DeSchutter :

right you know you're not attached.

Lindsey Elmore :

It took some work, but I am less attached now. Now don't get me wrong. The first one star review that you get is going to hurt. You know when somebody gives your podcast a three star review because they say that your audio quality is not even enough. You know, all those things sting, but long ago one of my favorite people in the world said Listen, "you have to have really thick skin and a very short term memory." And if you can do those things, I think it helps you not only expand your influence on social media, but it certainly helps you as an entrepreneur. You know when you make those costly mistakes or when one of your employees or contractors quits because you weren't treating them well enough. Have some thick skin but you have to move on. You cannot beat yourself up about it over the course of weeks, two months, two years or you're just going to end up Working a nine to five on somebody else's vision you know, suffering. Yes, absolutely, absolutely. Go out there be who You are share it without apology and understand this something times people are going to block you because of it and they're We're going to spend a dime with you. That's okay. That's right.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Yeah, yeah, no, that's great and I would normally at this point I would normally share Some wisdom from my days of playing in a rock band But my wife informed me that she tired of hearing my wisdom from playing in a rock star So I will use a new one here. So I love ice hockey. Yeah, goalies have to have Have a short term memory. Goal goes in pockets dropped If they're still thinking about that All the next one goes in as well. They need to up doesn't matter. Doesn't matter how it went in, I got it. I got a refund. Center, refocus, get back in the game and stop that. The next one that comes along and I can't do That if I'm caught up in the drawer drama of what happened. What you know, whatever trends fired and so I love I love thinking of that.

Lindsey Elmore :

I thought you were going to take it a different direction that the goalie needs to have a short term memory. So that They block out the fact that there is a pump headed directly to their face at 150 The miles per hour and you know the discipline that professional athletes have you know my brother my brother's been playing for forever. Baseball for goodness it's got To be about his 13th or 14th On now and the discipline and the keen awareness that these athletes have about their surroundings is so exciting spiring and I think that there's lessons to be learned. Not only about just okay, the puck went in, the goal was was score But I have to get back into the game. But athletes are all So masterful at routines. You know, you think about Michael Phelps, the same coach for years and years and years. was with him through all of these meats and the coach ran the practice every single day. Day, basically the exact same way Michael Phelps says one of his friends angriest memories was one day when his coach let him out of practice 15 minutes early so that he could go to a high school dance. He said it was the first time in his entire swing Career that his coach had done that for him and so Michael Phelps tells the story Have when he showed up at the Olympics, the days that he competed he knew exactly What he was going to eat exactly what music he was going to listen to in what way Order exactly what time he was going to get up exactly which way swim trunks he was gonna wear all the things, all the things and so There's so many great lessons that could be learned from from athletes. And yes and so again for the listeners. It's not about It's not about saying I'm going to change everything about My life all at once. Just change one thing at a time. You know, it can be so simple Write down one thing that you're grateful for. For The next week. I mean if you Have a crappy relationship with your spouse. Take notice Have something that you're grateful for For in them once a day and on next birthday, you say hey hon For the past six months for the past year for the past, whatever I've been writing this and make it Specific not about like, you know, I'm grateful he's a good father. But make it about something that happened that day. I'm so grateful that on this day for no reason, he washed the car. You know those kinds of things are life affirming and life transforming, and I think the The more that we can affirm life within each other, the more that life grows and grows gives us that bigger light to shine.

Thomas DeSchutter :

That's awesome. You know the ground to peace I love that I love that piece about, you know, repairing. I mean it's, it's kind of like you You have the power within you to repair a relationship just by how you shift your thinking About your consciousness around it. And what I love about what you said is that one of my gratitude practices is To actually acknowledge one thing about myself that I love or appreciate so I cultivate more self love, more self care. More and What it's brought me to is that I Have a better stand for What I'm going to tolerate in my life and what I'm not going to tolerate In my life because I've built up my own self worth, not you On an ego level of like, Hey, I'm the greatest guy. The world of you know what I'm working More than that, and I will Hmm You know, I don't need to have that in my life and so Therefore, I will excuse myself from it with grace and ease right But excuse myself from that. Yeah,

Lindsey Elmore :

yeah, absolutely. I mean that I think is something that I'm going to take On over so I am doing my hundred days of gratitude and right now and I'm on day 36 and a lot of the stuff I've noticed You know, listening to you speak, a lot of this is external. You know, it's external stuff that I'm grateful for. It's it's home cooked meals and new friends and apparently I lost my journal 20 days ago and I've said I'm grateful. I think Found this journal, but I'm going to take your advice and for the next 10 days so my next 10 entries are going to be something Internal that I'm grateful for something either about my physical body, my mental body or My spiritual body because that's It's different, you know, that's different. Different than taking inventory of things that are x term. All that you're grateful for. So thanks for inspiring me

Thomas DeSchutter :

yeah Well, I'm honored So you know, here's what I here's I'll take that down because I look at what you do in the world. I look at your resume and you know from what I can see, there's so much about what you've accomplished that you could be grateful for. Like, you know A doctor or a pharmacist, the the people that you lead online like those kind of things that you've done you They're, they're great and honorable. They're noble things. They're noble pursuits in, in my view. So tell me because I don't know what is the job of a pharmacist. I mean, I have it If I need some drugs, I go to the pharmacy. I don't really take drugs ever. So I never go to the pharmacy unless it's to pick up something for somebody else. So I don't really know what that looks like.

Lindsey Elmore :

Yeah, I mean, pharmacists do so Much more than the simple dispensing of medications and we should do so much more because you you look around and people think of the Doctors and nurses. But if you really truly want a medication expert, someone who knows the medications themselves inside and out and how they interact with one another and which ones interact with food. deplete nutrients are all of these things. These are things that you can add Ask your pharmacist. So I will was never a pharmacist. behind the counter in A standard brick and mortar pharmacy I always practice Hands on and patient care, pharmacy and I take my oath as a pharmacist very very, very seriously and it was an honor to get to say the words of an oath of a pharmacist because The first line is that I put the well being of others and the relief of suffering as my primary objectives in my career. Well that is something that has more to in how I approach That, you know, I, I typically am talking to people more so about meditation and clean eating and the importance of clean water and how to avoid toxins in their home and you know how How do we live a better life because the American Medical model is completely different. rokan and devastatingly jacked up but you know as we have seen Very markedly in this year and it's been so disappointing. watching the news where everything is just gloom and doom and we I just hope and pray that we as a culture can change shift our minds to understand Okay, we're sick as a as a population and It's not just America, but America has a really great example of a chronically ill population. We're sick. Why are we sick because our food is terrible. Why is our food terrible? Because there are policies that govern the production of mano culturalization and a heavily reliance on corn and soy. Well, why is that? Because there are financial interests that push this. So we have a medical system that is bar none compared to nowhere else in the world if you are critically critically ill if you have a heart attack or a stroke, you'll want To be anywhere else except the united states of america but They get we we as Society get Less and less and less Well when we Continually craft a medical system that is built For the worst case scenario We also get sicker and sicker and sicker when we don't push back and say, No, I actually don't want that weird processed food with all those crazy ingredients that is addictive and raises my blood pressure and then I have three medications to treat my high blood pressure, we need to get back to some basics and it it has Been astonishing to watch the news this year because They're like, they're like you know, groundbreaking physician uses vitamin C and critical Ill infected patients and it's like, y'all that is not newsworthy. That is not newsworthy. Just yesterday somebody sent me an article that was like, that was like doctors are now Beginning to believe that vitamin D deficiency may have a role in the increased risk of mortality from Corona virus and it's like Yes. Where have you been? It is. It is a known fact. That our bodies cannot function appropriately. If we don't have Adequate vitamin and mineral stores and our body cannot function properly. If we are exposed to chronic stress we Can't do it and so we need to get back to basics. and really think about vitamin and mineral And what are we getting out of our food is our soil health. The and we need to be meditating and praying and exercising and sleeping well and cutting out toxic relationships from Our life because that's the only way that we get help. The only way that we stay healthy is to rely on These things that unfortunately have become fringe When they have always been the norm

Thomas DeSchutter :

Yeah, you know, it's so interesting that I think you shared a post the other day, something About that, I can't remember exactly what it was but it was It's not a fad

Lindsey Elmore :

that's not this is not a fad you You guys, you don't have fads that last thousands and thousands of years, you know? There's, there's a reason people have been meditating for 5000 years. I remember when, last year and as the year before when CBD was all the way rage and it was everywhere. I'm like you guys people have been using hemp and marijuana for 5000 Yours this is nothing new. And so yeah, it's not a fad Is what my post was about news actually Another social media tip, save all Have your posts don't write your posts in Instagram or on Facebook. Right then In I wrote mine in Apple notes You can write them in Microsoft Word. You can write them But I had done that post like three years ago, and it was after I read a book about detoxification and the author of the book is like why is it crazy to think that detoxification is a valuable part Our lives. It's been around for thousands of years. And it's not just detoxifying our diet, but it's what Darren Hardy talks about. We Is detoxifying your intake. So if you're surrounded by gossiping friends and stressful music and the constant drone of the news telling you how bad life is, guess what? You're eventually gonna believe it and you don't have to You can focus on your relationship with yourself. You can focus on your relationship with whatever your concept of spirit is. And you can focus on creating and crafting. your highest and greatest version of you Or you can be tied down into the muck and art Arguing with people on Facebook all day long about things that you're never going to change Their mind about the choice is yours. We both have time to spend in our days The choice is absolutely yours how you spend it?

Thomas DeSchutter :

Yeah garbage in, garbage out. Total I added to your to your post. I added that I reposted it by the way and I added that I added When is consciousness because there's right when it's conscious Is this gonna be considered a fad?

Lindsey Elmore :

I know I know just like I want to be conscious about the way that I'm living well, why is that that should not be Be groundbreaking, you know, it should not be one of those things about like, I would like to actually be better tomorrow than I was yesterday. You know, I want to I want to be better in an hour than I am right now. Why? Yeah, it makes no sense, doesn't it? Makes no sense.

Thomas DeSchutter :

So I have a question then. So you know I have my own thoughts about this but I'd love for you to share because I see you know, you do things like gluten free vegan cleanses, things like this. So So I really get your passion for being a stand in the world for something better for every person. Not just a select few, but every person You know, and I have this story that if you want to know what's really going on in anything, just follow the money, huh? Yeah, that's all. That's all you have to do in today's world is follow the money you'll get to the truth of what's of why something is really being pushed or you Why we're being hit over the head with something. Now how do we go about creating that change? How do we, you know, if you and I are talking like we are and we're thinking, you know, we're going to team up, what are we going to have We start the process of getting more and more people into the same camp

Lindsey Elmore :

ah You know it is a life's work to say the least. It is. I think that we have to do it one person at a time and the person that you start with is yourself. You That's the person that you have to start with. And if you can't change yourself Self than you, you're not going to change anyone else. I mean, you can Change somebody in the negative direction but that's not what we want to do. One of the things that I I have struggled with this year is surrender Because as a pharmacist as a scientist, there was there was a little Lot of me taking a step back and going like Yeah, I can follow this money game. I can see how this like Global panic has influenced the media And, you know, the United States is one of only two industrialized nations in the entire A world that allows direct to consumer advertising pharmaceuticals including vaccines and And it back In 1998 when burmester companies were first allowed to begin marketing on television they spent $9 billion and that was 1998 I can only imagine What they are spending now. So I think the first thing We can do is see through it. Just see through it, you know, I laugh So hard confession. I love the Food Network. I am a junkie Love the programming I love the Food Network, but I have no qualms with admitting This is an endless cycle of me being marketed unhealthy food that not only makes Me heavier in weight which puts me at higher risk. for cardiovascular disease, diabetes metabolic syndrome, but it Also when we consume diets that are extraordinarily high and sugars and caffeine, and all these things, it also messes with our brain. It also changes the anatomy, not the anatomy. Excuse me, it changes The microbiome within our gut and on our Skin when we eat unhealthy foods Well when your gut microbiome is not healthy guess what you're not pumping out as much serotonin and as much dopamine as you would like. And so you become mentally stressed and you become mentally ill and I mean that in the kindest and most loving way possible and your body becomes ill. So I see straight through it, you know Understand that this is an endless loop of food that makes me sick followed by farmers. pseudo goals, which are there to put a bandaid on things. And this year, I have realized that there are a lot of people who are not ready for the knowledge that health and wellness is In their own hands, and if you are someone who's been affected by the infection this year for you Someone who's passed away. I am so sorry for that and it hurts me that that happened. But when all of this first started. I realized Through a lot of grief That there are so many People who haven't come to terms with their own mortality and Fear of death became very Urgent in a lot of people's minds. Well, I'm a huge fan of the Sadhguru. Who is it? He's a mystic. He's a thinker and He did a meditation and I did it you can get it for free on insight timer. If you find the slide guru and he said How do you become happy How do you become happy and he said the number One thing that you have to do to become Come happy is to come face to face with the fact that you will die one day And if you can Take a moment Realize that we have too many And people a day that die Globally, 2 million people a day. Each of those people was Someone's spouse, someone's child, someone's boss, someone friend and so are those 2 million People let's just say each of those people had 10 People that it really impacted them when they pass. way, so if I can wake up in the morning And say whoa, I will go So did the 10 people who mean the most To me in this world, you do improve Pretty good. And I think that when you come to terms with I will die when my time is up I will die. My time is up. And if that time gets cut short, okay, it gets cut short. That is something That allows me to wake up and be excited. Ford and narrowly grateful for the gift of life that I get to go and have another day. I get to have yet another day and so I think How do we shift that? How do we change that is by being so full of Joy, end of light and of life, that it becomes contagious to others it becomes it becomes infectious to others and where They want to find out how do you live such a peaceful life? Well, I realized that none of this crap is in my hands. So I just put My faith in God and I'm just going to go and i mean i Think of the words of Marcus Aurelius. You cannot control the circumstances around you, but you can control your mental response to it. So this is not to say that we should become callous and uncaring Feeling it's valid to cry and to hurt and to suffer at some points, but you can allow Through those tears, the acknowledgement of I have lost someone or some thing, but I had this time with them and I know That to me has helped me a lot. Just create craft that mental stability and I think the more that we craft it, the more that other People want to know how to craft it and I have seen rendered into the fact especially this year. The They're going to be some people that they just want to freak out no matter what and They can.

Thomas DeSchutter :

That's their choice. Yeah And they don't have the tools. Maybe necessary to manage Through it right And so I hear you I totally have you read Michael singers book the surrender experiment. No. Well, well there you

Lindsey Elmore :

go. I need this in my life.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Oh yeah, it's the it's if you want to if you want to understand true surrender and being able to surrender Michael singer the surrender experiment is great. You know you talked about a lot of stuff there. I want to kind of unpack some of it because first Of all I almost want to end with this said with an Amen.

Lindsey Elmore :

Thank you. Thank you,

Thomas DeSchutter :

you know you were you were preaching there in a way and I mean that in a in a great light and so a lot of what you said was resonating with me, you know i i'm, i'm being you know I'm looking at becoming ordained with Unity and when One of the things that attracted me to unity was Myrtle Fillmore. She's one of the co founders. I don't know if you know Myrtle if you know the story of Myrtle Fillmore so you know 1819 She has tuberculosis 40 years of age somewhere around there her it's a death sentence right? She Bad point, you're gonna die. It's just a question of you know how soon Come in and she had an epiphany one They were she realized that I'm early Form only has the intelligence To create the earthworm But she has a fork Greater intelligence that created All of this this body, this mind, this spirit, this experience. And so if I had the ability to create that, I must have the ability to heal it. Yeah. And she began a journey of every day Acknowledging all of her internal organs, giving gratitude to all of her parts of her body apologising for ever thinking that they sickly or unhealthy

Lindsey Elmore :

I love that

Thomas DeSchutter :

she completely eradicated the illness and live to her late And as a result her husband Charles was the same as a result of People came to them back then and said How did you do this? How did you heal yourself? Because back then a doctor showed up with a blood bag and a saw and some leeches and you Okay, with the leeches can't fix it. We're cutting it All right and

Lindsey Elmore :

you know I have dispensed later Out of the pharmacy, one of the hospitals I worked leech duty was the pharmacist job. So doctors still show up with leeches sometimes they do.

Thomas DeSchutter :

That's awesome. So, so as a result, unity was founded as a healer. practice and prayer practice not as a church. It's just that it kept growing. And people kept resonating with the idea that You had the capacity to Actually chain your surroundings through your state of mind and on one principles Principle number three is our thoughts. Let's create our experience Right, like that's, that's what you were just, you know, what you just said to me was so much of that and I thank you for sharing that.

Lindsey Elmore :

Of course you know my friend Pam also says this very well. So As a part of her daily meditations, one of the things that she says is every cell in my body is happy, healthy and functioning exactly as it was designed to function. And there are times when Don't feel my best or there are times that we all have days you know what I mean? So if you can continually remind yourself every cell in my body happy, healthy and functioning exactly as it was designed to function that is an amazing transform motive shift And I do believe that the best He wants to heal itself. Body longs to be well If we were supposed to be taking three, four or five 610 the highest I ever saw patient with 63 medicines Day We were designed to do That we would have Been doing Since the dawn of time time but that is Not the way That we are supposed to live we have a better opportunity to shift our mindset Back to Basics is the soil that you get in your food out have healthy are there earthworms in that in that soil that are you know, are you eating with gratitude? Or are you fighting with your spouse over the dinner table? All of these things matter And I love that idea. I think I'm going to do that for my meditation tomorrow. just scan all my Internal organs it's like a that'd be a challenge. You know? That's like a long process if you're starting to think like okay Now I'm acknowledging my lymph nodes and the connective tissue that surrounds my knees, all of those things and just saying, I'm so grateful for you thyroid. Yes. When is the last time that we've said anything close to that

Thomas DeSchutter :

I apologize for ever thinking you know, like the times when I've done this for myself Think back to the times. You know, I was a musician. I played ice hockey I suffered with a bad boy And I would say that on my back is terrible. My back is feels off and you know content Simply reinforcing this within my own Mind that that was an Tell my back like your your junk man and then repair that and apologize to my back which kind of said I get it. It sounds corny. However, it's a it's a process of retraining. in your state of mind, and and allowing yourself to experience yourself fully and wholly.

Lindsey Elmore :

Yeah, absolutely. You know My my partner is a runner and hiker and he was at the gym on a treadmill. And someone came over said hey, I'm a running coach. I've seen you in here. Lot Do you want to work with me and you know he was wanting to become a better runner. So he was like, absolutely I'd love to. The first thing that's running coach had him do was he was wearing an ankle brace and he said you got to take off an ankle brace and he said, Well, you know, the ankles kind of weak. It's this and that and he's like yes, as long as you keep saying that. It's Is the words that you speak are true and You know, I think that we are The Sadhguru also mentions that he says everybody was talking about habit, how you got to craft habits. And he says forget habits. The problem with habits is that they are On conscious, he says no craft consciousness and intention with what you are doing so that even the act of brushing your teeth becomes a process. of gratitude, it becomes a moment where Even though it seems like a mundane activity, you want to envision your life without those tastes for a few minutes. Another author that I love Janine Roth She tells the story of being in a meditation retreat. And the meditation teacher goes up to The front of the room and he says okay everybody Today I'd like to To know how many of you have a toothache and ever But He kind of looks around them now and we all turn around. And they're like, they're like none of us have to thanks. And he says, Good, let's just meditate on that. Let's just meditate on that. When is the last time you gave gratitude that you don't have a toothache? I mean, come on you guys if your tooth hurts you there is nothing else you can think Focus on it's like having a blister that is bleeding while you were in the middle of Disneyworld. It is the only thing you can think on. So why don't you just sit down and give gratitude for the fact that you don't have any blisters on your feet and that you don't have a toothache today and allow the process of brushing your teeth to become an exercise in gratitude and reflection. allow that to go through every single area of your life. And of your consciousness and of your awareness.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Yeah. Yeah, that's so beautiful. And I love it because people you know, I've heard this for many people and I was here too is that I can't meditate and yet if you just actually brushed your teeth with the consciousness and the intention and mindfulness around brushing your teeth in that moment You're, you're meditating, you're actually being conscious Have your thoughts. You are You are now the Master of what you're doing. As opposed to trying to get through the brushing of your teeth So you can get to the next thing

Lindsey Elmore :

you Yeah, I know. I know. It's It's one of the things that I love most podcasting is that you actually Sit down and have like a real conversation. with someone that lasts Longer than Tip Conversation with some Who you've never met I mean if you and I happened upon each other in a coffee. There's no way that we would have just clicked and gotten into deep, meaningful hour long conversation about Some pretty profound stuff and Think that too often People get into that mindset. Well, I know I need to exercise a bit if I can't exercise for an hour and a half every single day is it even worth trying? How about you stand up up and do 10 jumping jacks after you've been sitting at your desk for an hour and a half, don't Make health and wellness and spirituality And exercise and eating don't make it complicated. Just find the joy that come from mindfully eating a meal. That was lovingly prepared. I mean bonus somebody might have even put it on Have a plate and set it down in front of you. If You can acknowledge that and be grateful for Just that small All thing That kindness that happened in you Your life then Finding the gratitude and the stuff is not Easy either the moral We craft small amounts of gratitude throughout Are life, the easier it becomes To take a step And be still grateful for your pain in the rear teenager who is pushing all your buttons today. But can you imagine your life if they hadn't woken up this morning like, whoo, gratitude right there. You know it puts it all into perspective. It puts it all into perspective.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Yeah, thank you. And as I'm gonna I'm gonna move to Wrapping things up with you in this conversation has been so amazing. So So, thank you I am curious though. Because of all the stuff we've talked about, I would love To know how much How much has this mindset and you know, one of the things that You know you're a female owned company. You are you know rocking the world as that and not I think that that's like In terms of course, you should be like your You're just as creative genius as any Else on there. But in our world, it seemed like oh we should you know highlight this is like it's some sort of major accomplishment of course you can do this stuff How much your mindset has a lot allowed you to keep pushing through that. Do you think

Lindsey Elmore :

Well You know, I think it's one of those things where I know that I have a strong voice and I Know that I can use that voice for good. So if that means that bringing to the forefront female entrepreneurship or Entrepreneurship of you know, people of color like how do I lend my Influence Two causes that are I feel passionate about that can actually help to transform people's lives. And so, I don't know I don't think about it much. I just push forward and do the absolute best that I can at whatever I put my mind to and I will Recognize somebody He was telling me about a podcast the other day called The Accidental entrepreneur I just thought Here it is. What we all kind of our you know, nobody knows what they're doing when they start their company. It's all made on yeah No but, but And so that has I'd be to make mistakes and but It's also led me to have this family Have Bran But I am at the helm of that I Love, and I don't mind if people don't quite get it like Wait, you're a pharmacist but you're going to teach me about meditation and yoga and stress reduction as like the key part of my health and I'm like yes, so That's what I'm going to do and I'm also going to teach you how to cook and how to practice yoga. And by the way, you You too are an entrepreneur. I offer business coaching and I've helped you Transform tons of companies by helping them create great workplaces. And their messaging. I can do all Have those things and I think we as human beings, all have this powerful capacity To be great partners in romantic relations ships and great owners and inhabitants of our own bodies great spiritual beings. We all have it in us. It's just you got to turn off the TV and you have to cut out The toxic stuff and make time for what really matters. You know, it's that it's that old adage you know have put the put the sand in first because if you constantly are Putting, if you got the mason jar and you're constantly putting, you know the one inch size balls in there, it takes up So much space you know, so focus on the things that are important. But not urgent in both your business As well as in your personal world relationships as well as in your relationship to your Because things that are important but not urgent are the things that will help you transform Over time

Unknown Speaker :

well said

Thomas DeSchutter :

I did a sermon a few months ago on the top was life wants more life and Is everything mm hmm and Dr. Lindsay Elmore. Where were you We can find you at Lindsay Elmore on Instagram. And on Facebook the same name.

Lindsey Elmore :

Yes and Linda l moore.com online.

Thomas DeSchutter :

Great and we'll have all of this in the show. notes for people to find you. And I'm going to check out your podcast. Thank you.

Lindsey Elmore :

Yeah, if your listeners want to join me on a 100 days of gratitude We have a few had to Lindsey amore.com slash gratitude there is a really beautiful dress But you can use just to get one sentence of gratitude and Your daily life. sounds beautiful. Thank you so much for joining me today on the blue living podcast. It's been absolute treat. Hey, thank you. I really appreciate your time and The trust that goes and inviting someone on to casks. Thank

Thomas DeSchutter :

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