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The Power of Being Mindful

The Power of Being Mindful/Meditating, by Vicki Sandler

I know first-hand the benefits of being mindful AND I HAVE THE SCIENCE TO PROVE IT!

 

As a former attorney and CEO, I have run on A++ adrenaline most of my life. I was introduced to meditation about 5 years ago and was highly skeptical. I have personally changed for the better as a result of learning to live mindfully and I now meditate every morning. If I can do it—anyone can!

 

I have had the privilege of being part of an international effort on brain mapping and mindful meditation. I am a case study in the best seller, You Are The Placebo, by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Dr. Dispenza partners with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation (which just means become familiar with yourself) during his advanced workshops. He and his team do brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs)-as in the picture of me with the red cap on above.

 

I was brain mapped by Dr. Fannin, formerly of ASU’s neuroscience and leadership effort, who now has his Center for Cognitive Enhancement in Phoenix, www.enhanceyourbrain.com. Dr. Fannin has worked with MIT leaders on peak performance. As he explains it, “EEG technology allows us to monitor and record brainwave activity. All things are energy and vibration. The brainwave vibrations are frequencies measured in Hertz. Hertz, a German physicist in 1889, proved that electricity could be transmitted in electromagnetic waves, which travel at the speed of light and which possess many other properties of light. His experiments with these electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio. His name also became the term used for radio and electrical frequencies. Brain-mapping frequencies are measured in Hertz ranging from .5 to 60 Hertz. Brain wave patterns are depicted on a QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) brain map.”

Today’s science can measure whether your brain is functioning at peak. If so, it is “firing” in a balanced way between right and left, front and back. In the EEG, an all green brain is optimal. In my words, the green brain below is in ecstasy (not on ecstasy).

Above, the EEG of the red and green brain is mine. The red is called “hyper-coherence.” For anyone who knows me, “hyper” is likely to be an attribute you would have assigned to me! You can see when a brain is in a “red-WHAT-IF worry loop” and stuck in just the analytical left brain. It is not accessing the full power of information from the right side to readily solve problems when in this mode. Information is not shared across hemispheres, resulting in suboptimal solutions and brain power. When you attain a whole brain balance, you are in the zone.

The really cool thing about all this science is that it can make a difference in your life when you achieve a ‘green, balanced brain.’  The EEG depiction of my brain waves between various levels (delta to gamma) with my eyes closed while sitting with my cap on (picture above) is the series of partially red brains below.  (Hyper again!) HOWEVER, after just 5-20 minutes of laying or sitting with my eyes closed and becoming calm and shutting down the ‘mind chatter,’ my brain changed after just 30 days– look how much greener it is from the prior measurement just 30 days before!!!

I have used guided meditations and can refer you to some easy ones! That is because I have experienced the power of it! Daily, I am in gratitude and know that nothing can really take me out of knowing how blessed I am! I have so much less confusion, more clarity, and solutions “pop into my head.” The way Dr. Jeffrey Fannin (left in the darker blue shirt sitting next to neuroscientists, Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, right) explains this result is that resonation/vibrational frequencies “within us” connect directly to higher consciousness and we can process information quickly when we are in the meditative state. So, try it!
If you need even more proof about the power of going within and meditating, Dr. Korotkov uses Electrophotonics. This is a break though technology that measures the body’s energy field utilizing the Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) digital Kirlian camera. Electrophotonics effectively captures and quantifies the energy emitted from the body. Electrophotonics provides useful information about the state of your health and wellbeing and the effectiveness of wellness enhancing choices.This technology is widely used in 42 countries across Europe in Hospitals, Universities and Clinics. It is approved by the Ministry of Health in Russia as a Certified Medical Device. Perfect alignment is shown by large spheres down the centerline. Smaller spheres indicate low energy centers. Spheres skewed to the left side of the person (relate to “keeping that energy to yourself or your inner circle” (introverted or self- related) and spheres to the right side of the body indicate “giving too much of yourself away” (or extroverted). After a year of meditating, I was no longer depleting my energy and have become much more balanced. This is health, my friends WITHOUT DRUGS!!

 

 

Happy New Year to You and “Me Too”

Happy New Year to You and “Me Too!” 

Now is the time to speak up, to inspire others and take action as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!*

Dr. King was a true leader because he inspired action for a more just future! You can be a leader too for all those who you touch! Speak up and wake others up who are not respecting their fellow men and women. Inspire a better future—a dream in others, and take action beyond injustices that you see, as did Dr. King. Some suggested actions you can take to make our world a better place, are below. Resolve that in 2018 you are a part of the solution!

Let the struggles of the past inform our actions of today. We have momentum to level the playing field for women, minorities, gays and lesbians and to be tolerant of different religions and faiths. There is a culture shift and an awakening occurring and it is up to each of you to keep that momentum going to activate true change. We are still working to put the Civil Rights Act of 1965 INTO PRACTICE!

2018 began with the “Me Too” movement transforming into “Times Up!” Over 300 women in Hollywood began raising money to put resources toward solving systemic sexual harassment, in all industries, and to provide representation in board rooms and beyond—  to combat workplace sexism through legal recourse.

As I reflect over more than 6 decades, I am surprised by the fact that many of our daughters, are not paid equally—STILL! I too experienced that in an industry dominated by men, many former military members and engineers, in the early 1980s-2000. The former CFO, advised me when I was President of their subsidiary energy company that I was paid over $80,000 less than a male in a similar capacity. I only made headway by seeking other employment and being offered a similar position with a significant increase in salary. That must end!

Whether you are a man or a woman, respecting your fellow workers should be the norm. We must speak up and not let discrimination of any kind continue.

As Oprah so eloquently said at the recent Golden Globes Awards:
So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “me too” again.

I have been privileged to travel many places in the world and to walk and talk with the local people. What you learn by doing that is we all share the need for food, shelter, safety and love. We all want to be happy, have the best for our family, experience pain when we suffer, joy when we achieve and hope for a better future.You can be a true leader, speak your truth, and take action in many ways. For example, our representatives need to listen and be accountable for the issues that matter to us. Let your voice be heard. Imagine an Arizona where everyone can thrive! Operation Haboob is a nonpartisan People’s Platform for issues that matter to you. (Haboob means a dramatic dust storm that brings in rain for life to grow in a desert.)

See the short video on Operation Haboob, https://youtu.be/PVN6g-yGssgShow up at the Arizona Capital on January 18, 2018 at 10am for the results of the survey that
inform our platform. Take similar actions in your State.

Here are some preliminary results for Arizona:

Other actions include: Contribute to the Time’s Up Campaign!  I have. https://www.gofundme.com/timesup.
Confront discrimination respectfully when you witness or experience it! Don’t be silent about the things that matter, as Dr. King advises.

Ultimately in 2018 and beyond, be a warrior for love and go into battle for the values of loving compassion, kindness and respect our fellow brothers, sisters, and our earth.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love, Vicki

For more information, go to http://vickisandler.com

Organizational Change: How to Transform Yourself and Your Organization Through Conscious Leadership!

 

 

The next SHRM UOPX Student Chapter meeting will be held on

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

at the University of Phoenix Main Campus

1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85282, Room 212

 

“Organizational Change: How to Transform Yourself and Your Organization Through Conscious Leadership”An Interactive Workshop

 

Presented by: Vicki Sandler

Former APS Energy Services CEO and APS legal counsel, award winning author, inspirational, speaker, executive director of an energy association and founding member of Conscious Capitalism AZ.

 

You will not want to miss this exciting presentation!
Complimentary Workshop—Bring Your Colleagues in HR

Please reserve your seat by RSVP to Charmaine Brinegar at creidhead1@email.phoenix.edu

 

As with the last workshop, our student chapter in conjunction with SHRM-GP has requested practicing HR professionals be eligible to receive certification credit for attending our workshops. Our workshops offer a free, high-quality educational experience and are given by some of the strongest and best HR practitioners in the Phoenix area.

 

When it comes to changing culture, organizations don’t transform, people do!!

Over 70% of the average workforce is disengaged, often due to the unconscious leadership of self or others. The most successful individuals and leaders are the most self-aware. To see what you already do or don’t know about yourself, please take this quick assessment:http://members.taylorprotocols.com/Tools/CVIGift.aspx?GiftHash=8f044ffa-bb18-1030-b68c-18a5f4d55113&t=W8gmdTF0WXc%3d Print out your results and bring to ensure the most transformation!
Based on the success of her past company, education and experiences, Vicki Sandler will excite, energize and engage you to become a conscious leader and a merchant of hope and meaning in your life and within your organization. Breakthrough conscious leadership combines cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, medical and psychological principles, all anchored by proven, experiential practices to help you optimize your time, energy, effectiveness and fulfillment in life and work.

 

Speaker Bio: Vicki Sandler is an energy expert, be it green, electrical, or your personal energy! She attributes much of employee success to aligning each person with their natural strengths and talents and development of acute self-awareness. Vicki works with cutting-edge neuroscientists on conscious living and leading. Find her on Linkedin and Facebook and www.vickisandler.com.

Interview with Vicki Sandler and Natalie Ledwell co-founder of Mind Movies

1/18/2016, Co-founder of Mind Movies, Natalie Ledwell, interviews Vicki Sandler on how you can change your energy to change your life! Gain practical tips to transform your energy to create the life and work you love!

Interview with Vicki Sandler for Business Innovators Magazine

Listen to Vicki’s interview for Business Innovators Magazine with Andrew Curry. Introduction:

Vicki Sandler helps countless people better their lives by changing their mindset to consciously live and lead, through her practical, proven 3As process developed through her business experience, education and life’s journey.

Vicki Sandler is a professional speaker, multiple award-winning author, world adventurer, 35 +year volunteer and board chair of the Arizona YMCAs, founding board member of Conscious Capitalism Arizona, and the Executive Director of an Energy Association.


Vicki incubated the 3As process as CEO of APS Energy Services, a green energy company, and led its growth to $220 million in revenues per year for over a decade, added 100 people and $80 million in assets. You will learn how to change your mindset  and gain tools for doing so during our discussion today.  Most recently, Vicki works with cutting-edge neuroscientists on how to consciously live and lead.

Neuroscientists reveal that by the age of 35, 95% of your thoughts, beliefs and actions are memorized unconscious reactions, in other words, habits. When you choose to live and lead consciously, you will create the life and work you LOVE! Vicki wants you to achieve your heart’s desires by applying the proven 3As process of 1) becoming Aware, 2)Acknowledging your energy blocks, and 3) taking Aligned action right now. 

You are your energy!

Your thoughts and feelings are basically energy vibrations that can be elevated to create what you desire. When you align how you THINK AND FEEL you will create the changes you have long-desired in your life. And when you change, you will ultimately change how you relate to all those you touch at home or work.

As a result, your relationships at home and work will improve, you will STOP old habits and replace them with the new way you want to be and you will gain peace and prosperity.  

Interview Link:

http://businessinnovatorsmagazine.com/vicki-sandler-professional-speaker/

Change Your Energy, Change Your Life: Become Your Own CEO, “Chief Energy Officer,” now in just 2-3 minutes/day over 30 days!

Change Your Energy, Change Your Life: Become Your Own CEO, “Chief Energy Officer,” now in just 2-3 minutes/day over 30 days!

I hope you will take advantage of a new, life-transforming program. If you lead a team, great growth is achieved by all participating daily.

Neuroscientists reveal that by the age of 35, 95% of your ​thoughts, beliefs and ​actions are memorized unconscious reactions​, in other words,​ habits. ​When you choose to become your own CEO, that is “Chief Energy Officer,” you will learn ​how to change your energy to change your life! I want you to get “triple As” and achieve your heart’s desires by applying the proven 3As process of Awareness, Acknowledging your energy blocks and taking Aligned action right now.

​You are your energy! ​

Your thoughts and feelings are basically energy vibrations that can be elevated to create what you desire. This video program will guide you to align and elevate how you THINK AND FEEL to create the changes you have long-desired in your life. And when you change, you will ultimately change how you relate to ​all those you touch at home or work.

 

When you become your own CEO​,​

​- your relationships at home and work will improve,

– you will STOP old habits and replace ​them ​with the new way you want to be,​

– new clarity will result in more time and energy.

 

This program will support you to reach your heart’s desires​ AND​:

– It’s fast: Daily 2 to 3 mi​nute videos​ over 30 days – each day a different 60 sec. story, short lesson, and an action item for you to begin to think and feel differently.

– It’s fun: Each video contains a story, lesson, and action from me. The result is that this method delivers 10 times the normal efficacy of workbooks, journals, books, or CDs.

– It works: It’s guaranteed. You will see progress. We have measured the improvement of those participating – and your data is tracked and available for you. If you are the leader, you will have an Account Manager assigned to ensure your participants have the best experience.

It’s affordable: Participate in Change your energy, change your life! for about $1/day, or for pennies if your team joins in.

Try out the first 3 videos for free now, http://www.avanoo.com/first3/518.

I partnered ​with this inspiring organization after much thought! Avanoo has selected world-renowned thought leaders and speakers to create similar 30-day programs. When you sign up, it affords you access to many other experts. My hope is that this program​, which ​has been my life’s passion and purpose, helps you on your journey as it has my family, friends, peers, associates and me. http://www.avanoo.com/vickisandler.

 

Short Bio:

Vicki Sandler developed her proven ​3As ​process for being your own “Chief Energy Officer” through her experiences as senior legal counsel for Arizona Public Service Co, and CEO of APS Energy Service’s start up green energy company ​that ​grew to $220 million​ per year​​ for over a decade​​. She was ​also ​a Phi Beta Kappa behavioral economist​, and now is an award-winning author, ​founding board member of Conscious Capitalism Arizona, the Executive Director of an Energy Association and​ works​ with cutting-edge neuroscientists on conscious leadership.

 

Watch “How to be your own CEO, that is ‘Chief Energy Officer!'”…. Read about the UofA workshop and how helpful it was!

The participants at this year’s annual AZ SHRM human resources professionals conference were fully engaged and some claimed Vicki Sandler’s session was the best and most meaningful they attended. For the full talk, watch it here:

The UofA workshop on Align Who You Are With What You Do For the Most Powerful You, was a success. Read about its impact and how it can help you:

http://theodysseyonline.com/arizona/turn-no-into-yes/67555

create the life, work and workplace you love!

Vicki SandlerBe Your Own CEO!

Learn to consciously direct your energy to do

more with less,better, without undue stress!

CEO, “Chief Energy Officer,” Vicki Sandler

TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF THIS SESSION, PLEASE SPEND 15 MINUTES ON THESE TWO SIMPLE TESTS THAT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PERSONAL INSIGHTS INTO YOUR CORE VALUESAND STRENGTHS:
http://members.taylorprotocols.com/Tools/CVIGift.aspx?GiftHash=950eee05-8c9b-1031-8de9-297dfa6b2b93; and consider taking: www.valuescentre.com(middle tab with fingerprint on home page).

In this session, you will learn about the neuroscience of consciousness and how you can do so much more, with so much less, better and without undue stress, all when you tap into the peak performance of your whole brain.

greenPeople’s lives are changing as a result of her work. Her method has been endorsed by business leaders, medical professionals, employees, peers and friends.

Through the 3-step process that Vicki had the privilege of incubating as CEO of APS Energy Services, you will become more aware of where your energy is directed–is it going toward creating what you fear or what you love?

You will exemplify the “human” in human resources!

You will examine your core values and strengths to determine if you live and lead in alignment with them.If not, you will experience what you can do to empower desired change.

conciousYou will leave with tools to live and lead consciously to create the life, work and workplace you love!


 

DON’T MISS SPECIAL “Chief Energy Officer” WORKSHOP-Affordable to All!

Be your own “CEO,” that is, “Chief Energy Officer!” You will co-create this special workshop. You will learn to create the life, work and workplace of your dreams, by CONSCIOUSLY DIRECTING YOUR ENERGY AS YOUR SUPERPOWER!

You are part of creating the experience of the workshop morning! We will spend extra time on exploring the issues of importance to you to reveal your superpower so that you can do more with less, better and without undue stress! You will discover where your unique talents intersect with the needs of our world, so that you find meaning in each day! Learn where your brain can help or hinder you! (You will put into practice the 3A’s process, Awareness, Acknowledging your Resistance, and Aligning your Actions, to create the life and work you LOVE!)

RSVP TODAY for the “Chief Energy Officer” Workshop, by sending an email to vickisandler@gmail.com.

When you RSVP, I will send you free links to tests you can take in advance to learn more about yourself and your amazing, unique strengths! You will delve into this to gain insights into your  “SUPERPOWERS!”

To keep it simple, bring cash or check to the door. All fees will be donated to the YMCA Annual Community Support Campaign to help give scholarships to those in need in our area.

WHEN: 5/18, 8:30 am-12 pm (coffee and fruit in am).

WHERE: Ahwatukee YMCA, 1030 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 

DISCOUNTED PRICE $30 or 2 for $50

 

YOUR BRAIN POWER: How you can change your brain and consciously direct your energy to create the life and work you LOVE!

(If you want to learn more, attend the 4/16 luncheon-see details at the bottom of this blogpost).

Today’s headline: “Obama proposes brain mapping.” $100 M in 2014 to be used for research to unlock the mystery of the inner workings of the brain as it relates to autism and other diseases.

The President is recognizing what many visionary neuroscientists are finding. Not only can brain mapping help with disease, you can use the information to better understand your “healthy” brain and how you can use it to CREATE what you desire. I call it “the science beyond ‘The Secret.'”

I have the privilege of being part of an international effort on brain mapping and promised to share my results on my Facebook posts. This will be a multi-part blog and I will add to it over the next few weeks. I am describing this from my vantage point as a layperson, so neuroscientists, please excuse the ‘over-simplicity.’

I was brain mapped by  Dr. Fannin, formerly of ASU’s neuroscience and leadership effort,  who now has his Center for Cognitive Enhancement in Phoenix, www.enhanceyourbrain.com. As he explains it, “EEG (electroencephalogram) technology allows us to monitor and record brainwave activity. All things are energy and vibration. The brainwave vibrations are frequencies measured in Hertz. Hertz, a German physicist in 1889,  proved that electricity could be transmitted in electromagnetic waves, which travel at the speed of light and which possess many other properties of light. His experiments with these electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph
and the radio. His name also became the term used for radio and electrical frequencies. Brainmapping frequencies are measured in Herz ranging from .5 to 60 Hertz. Brain wave patterns are depicted on a QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) brainmap.”

Today’s science can measure whether your brain is functioning at peak. If so, it is “firing” in a balanced way between right and left, front and back. In the EEG, an all green brain is optimal. In my words, the green brain is in ecstasy (not on ecstasy)..


The red and green brain next to it is mine. The red is called “hyper-coherence.” For anyone who knows me, “hyper” is likely to be an attribute you would assign to me! You can see when a brain is in a “red-WHAT-IF worry loop” and stuck in just the analytical left brain. It is not accessing the full power of information from the right side to readily solve problems when in this mode. Information is not shared across hemispheres, resulting in suboptimal solutions and brain power. When you attain a whole brain balance, you are in the zone.

The really cool thing about all this science that can make a difference in your life, is how you can ‘get a green, balanced brain.’  The EEG depiction of my brain waves between various levels (delta to gamma) with my eyes closed while sitting with my cap on (picture above) is the series of partially red brains below.  (Hyper again!) HOWEVER, after just 2 minutes of sitting with my eyes closed and meditating, look how much greener it is!!! I have not been a consistent, serious meditator, but I have been incorporating it more in my life.

Since I saw my results, for the last month, I have only missed one morning of meditation and the sessions have all been between 30-80 minutes. Yes, I look forward to sitting still that long. I have used guided meditations and can refer you to some easy ones! That is because I have experienced the power of it! Daily, I am in gratitude and know that nothing can really take me out of knowing how blessed I am! I have so much less confusion, more clarity, and solutions “pop into my head.” The way Dr. Jeffrey Fannin (left in the darker blue shirt sitting next to neuroscientists, Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. Konstantin Korotkov) explains this result is that resonation/vibrational frequencies “within us” connect directly to higher consciousness and we can process information quickly when we are in the meditative state. So, try it!

Wait until you see my “chakra results” in the next blog and what you and I can learn from them about how to create the life and work you love!

Don’t Miss the 4/16 Luncheon!

 

Learn more by attending the Ahwatukee Chamber Luncheon, April 16, 2013 at the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Clubhouse Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85048. Vicki Sandler is the lunch speaker from 12-1pm who will share how your brain “energy” helps or hinders you and how you can change it! Register at www.ahwatukeechamber.com.