Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 10 – A Rocky Mountain Christmas

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 10 – A Rocky Mountain Christmas

Christmas, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Rocky Mountains, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
  Christmas in the mountains is a time of beauty and wonder. Christmas in the Rocky is transcendent. So strap on your snowshoes and come along with me. In the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson who inspired John Muir who inspired Enos Mills to protect, preserve and become the father of Rocky Mountain National Park, we give you “A Rocky Mountain Christmas”.   An early Merry Christmas to you and yours!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/mountainzenden/MZD_-_Ep_10_A_Rocky_Mountain_Christmas.mp3   Want more Mountain goodness?  [maxbutton id="8"]   Photo by Medena Rosa on Unsplash
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 9 – The Joy of Now

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 9 – The Joy of Now

Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
  I woke up this morning to what sounded like a gazillion Canada geese just gaggling about, swooping in for a landing in the frosty cornfields here in front of the mountains. There are things all around us everyday that would bring so much joy and happiness and peace if we would just take the time to notice them. It’s called living in the "Now". Now is all we’ve got. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow hasn’t come, we just have Now. And if you think about it, it’s ok.  We couldn’t handle anything more.  Nor would we want to. Now is where we live and the only place we can find joy. Join us today as we take a few minutes to walk through our day in our minds, finding joy…
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 8 – Finding Your “Ahhh…”

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 8 – Finding Your “Ahhh…”

Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
Photo by Brett Wilson for Mountain Zen Den Celebrating Nature's Restorative Powers Life just keeps getting busier and busier.  Hurry, worry and rush are the norm.  It’s like the proverbial roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes! This “unnatural” stress is creating a sickness, not just in the individual, but in our society as a whole. We’ve lost our sense of connectedness, with Nature and with each other, with our sense of meaning and purpose. We've gotten away from the core of who we are and where we came from.  We are literally killing ourselves through unneeded worry, mindlessness and stress. In today's show we explore and celebrate the much-needed restorative powers of Nature. Come on in!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/mountainzenden/MZD_-_Ep_8_Finding_Your_Ahhh....mp3     Want…
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 7 – The Mountains Are Calling

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 7 – The Mountains Are Calling

Meditation, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
There is something so invigorating, soul-awakening, renewing, restoring, refreshing and healing about being in the mountains for us. It truly is like being home. For time out of mind the mountains have provided a place of restoration and renewal. Refreshment and retreat. Relaxation and reflection. The prefix "Re-" generally means to do again. And again and again, like a second chance. Join us as we take a few minutes to enjoy a re-visit to the mountains today and just take in their restorative power for re-energization and renewal. So glad you're here!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/mountainzenden/MZD_-_Ep_7_The_Mountains_Are_Calling.mp3   Photos by Brett Wilson for Mountain Zen Den   Want more Mountain goodness?  [maxbutton id="8"]
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 6 – The Art of Slowing Down

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 6 – The Art of Slowing Down

Health, Meditation, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover I had not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau ~ Walden     The Art of Slowing Down means being present... for yourself and for the ones you love.  It means living deliberately.  It means accomplishing more by doing less. We invite you to slow down just long enough to join us for today's show to learn how this works. Glad to have you here!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/mountainzenden/MZD_-_Ep_6_The_Art_of_Slowing_Down.mp3   Want more natural goodness?  [maxbutton id="8"]  
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 5 – The Power of Persistence

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 5 – The Power of Persistence

Meditation, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
Nature offers us so many lessons and examples of the power of persistence.   The sun rises every morning and sets every evening, and as it does it’s work plants and grasses, trees and flowers grow and are nurtured by its warmth and radiance. Animals tirelessly gather food for the winter Rivers cut through rock, boulders and mountainsides over eons forming deep and beautiful canyons How can water carve out a rock?  How does a river form a canyon?   The truth reveals itself like a friend who has always been there. By never giving up. By continuous joyful persistence and perseverance. Through untiring, unwavering regularity - doing the same thing day by day, an awes-inspiring, joy-imparting ravine connects unfathomable height with valley and lowland.  Heaven with earth.  You with…
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 4 – Finding Your Focus

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 4 – Finding Your Focus

Meditation, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simplicity
  There is a truism that says, "Whatever you focus on you get more of". The logical thing for us to do now is to ask ourselves the question – “What is it that I want more of?” Whatever your dream, the most important thing is that you get clear on what it is you want to do, have or be. To get clear, you’ve got to tune in ~ focus.   We'll spend a few minutes here today doing just that by asking the question – “How can I better focus on the things I want and not the things that I don’t want or that are driving me crazy right now?” Glad you're here!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/mountainzenden/MZD_-_Ep_4_Finding_Your_Focus.mp3   Want more natural goodness? [maxbutton id="8"] Photo by Paul Skorupskas on…
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 3  – Be the Mountain

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 3 – Be the Mountain

Meditation, Mountains, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simplicity, Well-being
  Throughout the ages Mountains have represented so many things ~ strength, majesty, endurance, tranquility, greatness, and power,… They have always been a symbol of shelter and permanence - something you can count on to always be there. They rise above the plains, the dull, the ordinary, the everyday and speak to us of greatness, hope and possibility. They awaken the senses and renew our vision. The mountains have always been a place where people seek spiritual guidance… The ten commandments were given to Moses on the mountain. We talk of climbing mountains for better vision and seek gurus at the top of them. We retreat to them for rest and relaxation. We look to them for meaning and purpose and shelter. Today's show features an awesome meditation ~ one…
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 2 – Developing A Nature Awareness

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 2 – Developing A Nature Awareness

Meditation, Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development
Episode 2 Developing A Nature Awareness Photo by Brett Wilson All the great creative thinkers, artists, poets and naturalists throughout the ages were deeply connected to the Source of wisdom – the calm and depth, balance and purpose that comes from time spent in Nature and observing her secrets. Men like Plato, Socrates, Galileo, da Vinci, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman and John Muir all found their inspiration and genius in the insights found in the wild and natural world. More recently Teddy Roosevelt, Einstein, and even John Denver … This wasn’t by accident.  They were aware and purposeful in learning from their natural environment. You and I can do the same today. Great and noble thoughts and ideas, powerful emotions, passions and ideals can be sparked…
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Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 1 – Welcome!

Mountain Zen Den Podcast ~ Episode 1 – Welcome!

Nature, Personal Growth, Podcast, Self-development, Simple Living, Simplicity, Well-being
Episode 1 - Welcome to Mountain Zen Den! Self-Development & Simplicity for Nature Lovers You've discovered the place to connect with Nature for Personal Growth & Simple Living ~ Mountain Zen Den ~ offering daily motivation, inspiration and meditations, all inspired by the natural world to help you achieve success in having the life you've always wanted. In this pilot episode I introduce myself and the show, and discuss the concept of reaching your goals and improving your life in every area ~ relationships, health, finances, etc., through simplicity, and a return to the natural world around us.  We begin with Gratitude. Glad you're here! Listen to Episode 1 http://traffic.libsyn.com/mountainzenden/MZD_-_Ep_1.mp3     Want more mountain goodness?   [maxbutton id="8"]      
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