DB 017: Emmy Award Winning Musician Jim Oliver On Healing Music & The Meditation Challenge

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In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Emmy Award-winning musician Jim Oliver. Jim has composed over 3500 hours of transformational healing music in his state-of-the-art studio that contains wall-to-wall keyboards.   Jim’s music — which has been featured in concert, film and television — is a beautiful blend of art and science that has a meditative and healing quality.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How he overcame the difficulties, obstacles and his fears when he first started to become a professional musician
  • Exactly what healing music is and its profound effects
  • What you can do to get started on your career as a professional musician
  • What parents can do to encourage their kids to play musical instruments
  • What the harmonies of light is and how it can be therapeutical to people

RESOURCES

In this episode, Jim shared the importance of meditation, and how it helps to calm your mind and sparks your creativity. This week we want to challenge you Big Dreamers to try meditating. There are some great guided meditation for kids you can find on Youtube.  Here’s an example.  You can also meditate to a sample of Jim’s  Harmonies Of Light music without the guided meditation, if that is your preference. We think you will find the experience to be very rewarding and encourage you to make meditation a daily practice in your life.  To encourage you to give meditation a try, we even created this adorable customizable download. The sheet can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download. Click here to claim you free download.  

If you complete the Meditation challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 016: How To Set SMART Goals & The Take SMART Action Challenge

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In this episode, Eva shares with the Big Dreamers how to set goals that you’re more likely to achieve with the SMART goal framework.  She explains how she is using this framework to launch and build the Dream Big Podcast.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Why having a specific versus a general goal is so important
  • How to measure your goals to make sure you are tracking your progress.
  • How to define the actions you need to take to reach your goal.
  • Why you should focus on goals that are relevant to you.

The importance of having a timely goal with a deadline.

As mentioned in the episode, Eva is challenging all you Big Dreamers to create a SMART goal and achieve it!.  You can even create your own fun, customizable activity sheet as well.  You can add your own face and name to the sheet, and it is 100% free.

If you complete this SMART goal exercise, please let Eva’s mom Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com. You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club. Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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DB 015: National Geographic Photographer Anand Varma & The “Be A Photographer” Challenge

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In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome award-winning photographer and videographer for the National Geographic channel, Anand Varma. His work tells the story behind the science on everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian disease and forest ecology.  In this podcast, he talks about his love for photography, and how he transitioned his dream from being a marine biologist to being an award-winning photographer.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The first camera he ever used, and when he first started using it.
  • At what point he realized that he loved photography a bit more than marine biology.
  • Why bees are important, and why we should start learning more about them.
  • How he was able to capture the amazing and clear images of the bees.
  • Why he considers parasites to be beautiful.
  • Why it’s okay to be different
  • What his big dream for the future is
  • What skills are necessary to make your dream a reality
  • Stories about the places he’s traveled and what makes them memorable.

RESOURCES

In this episode, Anand shared his his process for capturing his beautiful photographs of science and nature.   This week we want to challenge you Big Dreamers to capture some incredible images of your own.  Even if your family does not have a fancy camera, most phones these days have amazing cameras on them.  We suggest you spend a few hours outside with your family discovering the beauty outside and taking photos of what you see!   We even created this adorable customizable download where you get to help inspire you to complete the challenge.  The sheet can be customized with your face and name, and it is 100% free to download.   Click here to claim you free download.

If you complete the Be A Photographer challenge, please let Olga know by emailing her at Olga@DreamBigPodcast.com.  You will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift card and 1-month free membership in Post Pal Club.  Winners are selected monthly and contacted by email (as well as announced on our show!).

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Thanks again for all of your amazing support.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, POSTPALCLUB.COM

The sponsor of Dream Big is PostPalClub.com — a monthly membership club that includes 4 personalized postcards, pre-stamped and ready-to-send to friends and family. For a limited time only, we are offering the 1st month of the Post Pal Club for only $1. That’s just 25 cents each for 4 postcards and it already includes the stamps as well!! To take advantage of this offer while it is still available use the code DREAMBIG at checkout.  You can learn more at PostPalClub.com!

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