HeartMath's Add Heart
HeartMath's Add Heart
Deborah Rozman, Ph.D.
The Add Heart® Podcast is designed to inspire connecting with our heart’s intuitive suggestions and guidance, while learning to balance and enrich our personal life and our day-to-day experiences and interactions. Each 30 minute episode features host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath President and CEO and an expert guest. They discuss a restorative heart quality and ways to apply it that can empower your life and help reduce stress and anxiety. Our mission at HeartMath is to help activate the heart of humanity and the purpose of the Add Heart Podcast is to inspire forward movement and heart-powered intention. The content shared draws on 25 years of scientific research, HeartMath books, HeartMath techniques and time-relevant practices. Each episode closes with a heart-focused meditation to create a reservoir of heart energy to support our personal and collective heart intentions. New episodes are published on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Add Heart Podcast is available on most podcast sites such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and many more. Be sure to subscribe so you can be notified when new episodes are available. Focusing on different topics and issues, Deborah and her guest highlight a restorative heart quality and how we can apply it. They'll draw from 25 years of scientific research conducted by the HeartMath Institute - and they’ll share time-relevant practices and HeartMath techniques. Each episode closes with a heart meditation to create a reservoir of collective heart energy that supports our individual intentions. The Add Heart podcast will help inspire and empower your life - and especially help you to minimize stress and anxiety.
Adding Heart to Parenting — Why It’s So Important Now
Topic: Adding Heart to Parenting — Why It’s So Important NowGuest: Dr. Jorina Elbers Our guest for this episode is Dr. Jorina Elbers, a pediatric neurologist with a special interest in trauma-informed medicine and the mother of two adventurous and energetic boys. Jorina joins Deborah Rozman, our Add Heart® Podcast host, to talk about one of the world’s biggest personal growth opportunities: parenting. Today’s stressful world and all its unpredictable changes often create challenges in our home life. Many of today’s issues are adding mental and emotional strain on parents. Our children and grandchildren feel these stressors too, which can lead to an increase in undesirable behaviors, such as acting out, talking back, not listening, etc. As their patience is tested, many parents try to correct and control their kids’ attitudes and actions—without a lot of success. Jorina, who is also the program director for the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute, shares with Deborah how she and her husband, Owen, have found that by focusing first on their own emotional self-regulation, then tuning in to their heart for intuitive direction, their communications with their boys have become much more effective. Jorina shares with listeners a couple of powerful heart tools she uses to manage her personal energy and shift into a heart-coherent place, which enables her to reduce over-reacting to her children’s undesirable behavior. She says many parents are told to just breathe to avoid reacting. However, if we don’t add heart coherence to a situation, we often end up lecturing a child, which shuts down communication. Learning how to shift into heart coherence is key for increasing a parent’s ability to respond in a way that empowers them in adverse situations—and kids do take notice. Jorina and Deborah also discuss how we can allow children to experience intense emotions in a healthy way. Rather than scolding their behavior, using heart-directed practices can validate their emotions, which helps to defuse their energy and allows for a deeper heart connection and communication to unfold, uncovering what’s really going on. Jorina says, “When we elevate our personal energy first, get into a heart-coherent space, we can then also help our kids to elevate their energy. When you have kids and parents working together in this way, the connection and communication can be very deep and rewarding.”   The episode closes with a guided heart meditation to help us energize our commitment to elevate our own energy first and better help our children. About our guest:Dr. Jorina Elbers is a pediatric neurologist with a special interest in trauma-informed medicine. She was recently an assistant professor at Stanford University and is currently the program director for the Trauma Recovery Project at the HeartMath Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and created trauma-sensitive programs for health practitioners, first responders, refugees, and parents.
Jan 20
21 min
Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself
Guest: Lynne Twist What is fulfillment, and how do we find it and nurture it?  Our guest, Lynne Twist, shares how having a purpose larger than yourself is what leads to deep fulfillment. Lynne says when we get “off our self-centered focus, we open to new possibilities” that reward us. We’re in a time when many societal structures and ways of thinking and being are giving way to something new and as yet unformed, which can leave us feeling uncertain and without direction. In her new book, Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself, Lynne explains why it’s so important at this time that we listen deeply to our hearts to find and unfold our larger purpose.  Lynne is a recognized global visionary who has dedicated her life to serving the greater good. She has been an advisor to the Desmond Tutu Foundation and is the recipient of the prestigious “Woman of Distinction” award from the United Nations. She helped found the World Hunger Project and the Pachamama Alliance. She sees the time we’re in now as a rebirthing process for humanity and a grand opportunity to find a new vision and purpose in serving a greater whole.   Lynne and host Deborah Rozman talk about why vision and purpose are essential for personal fulfillment. Their conversation explores the difference between taking a “heart stand” that unifies people rather than a “mind stance” that separates them. Lynne explains how holding a fixed position on issues is what creates judgments and polarization, blocking our ability to see or consider other perspectives. Deborah and Lynne offer hopeful insights and next steps in finding and unfolding a larger purpose. Listening to and following the heart’s inclusive guidance is what will ultimately bring people together, leading to solutions that serve the greater good—and that is love. This episode closes with a heart meditation to energize your purpose and vision. About our guest:For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights into the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in. Lynne has served as an advisor to the Desmond Tutu Foundation and is the recipient of the prestigious “Woman of Distinction” award from the United Nations. She helped found the World Hunger Project, the Pachamama Alliance, and is the author of the bestselling book The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life. Her latest book, Finding Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger than Yourself tells the story of how serving a larger purpose is an important key to fulfillment.
Dec 13, 2022
22 min
Amplifying Gratitude
Topic: Amplifying GratitudeGuest: Jacqueline Way Gratitude is an amplifier of heart energy and one of the quickest ways to offset stress and lift our mood. With the overwhelming stress so many people are experiencing, gratitude and appreciation count more than ever right now. The greater our capacity for genuine gratitude and appreciation, the deeper the connection to our heart—which is where intuitive guidance, inspiration, and new possibilities emerge. In this episode, Jacqueline Way, founder of 365give (a nonprofit inspired by her discovery of the power of gratitude), joins Deborah Rozman to talk about how to “change the world one give, one day at a time.” An adoptive mother of three, Jacqueline shares her inspiring story about how waking up to the power of gratitude moved her to do a yearlong experiment with her young son to give something back to the world every day for an entire year.  Jacqueline and Deborah discuss how gratitude and appreciation aren’t just nice gestures but powerful emotions that activate the brain’s reward pathways, feel-good hormones, and endorphins that can greatly improve our outlook on life. They share how scientists have been studying the “helper’s high” that comes from giving gratitude. When we do something authentic and meaningful for others, it opens our hearts and provides us with uplift, renewal of spirit, and health benefits. The HeartMath® research lab discovered that when we sincerely feel gratitude or appreciation for family, friends, nature, or the convenient things in life, a profound change occurs in our heart rhythms. They become more synchronized and coherent, which increases mental clarity, resilience, and the well-being needed for discernment and better choices, especially in today’s stressful environment.  Jacqueline and Deborah provide simple suggestions on how each of us can amplify gratitude and appreciation in our own lives to quickly uplift our thoughts, feelings, and outlook. The episode closes with a beautiful heart meditation to amplify gratitude and appreciation and to see new possibilities.  About our guest: Jacqueline Way is a dedicated world changer. Her purpose is to inspire and educate the hearts and minds of people globally to create happy, meaningful lives. She expresses her purpose through 365give, her charitable organization created and inspired by her son with a simple vision to “change the world one give, one day at a time.” She is a world-renowned keynote speaker with one of the most watched TEDx Talks, “How to Be Happy Every Day: It Will Change the World.” Every day she is committed to living the highest expression of who she is as a human being through her work and by touching the lives of others.
Nov 15, 2022
20 min
Become a Heart-Centered Citizen Scientist
Topic – What it means to be a citizen scientist and how it can help you align with your purpose Guest – Dillon Brooks Many Gen Zers and millennials have lost trust in humanity and hope for the future. Most will tell you they’re stressed much of the time. Driving their stress are feelings of being financially insecure and mentally burned out, fears over climate change, and world unrest.  As a 29-year-old, Dillon Brooks is on a mission to help other millennials and Gen Zers listen to their heart to empower themselves. Dillon, a TikTok channel creator, has established a sizable TikTok community for Gen Zers and millennials called “Citizen Scientists,” and he is on a mission to help others empower themselves.  Dillon and our podcast host, Deborah Rozman, discuss what it means to be a heart-centered citizen scientist and why it is important to step into this role to create the change we desire personally and collectively.  Dillon and Deborah discuss the power of the heart and its ability to transform and lift perception. Dillon believes this is, in part, what the younger population is in search of. Gen Zers and millennials need to connect more deeply to themselves, according to Dillon, and become citizen scientists in all aspects of their lives: diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, mental health, and spiritual growth. He shares his foundational principles for feeling a strong sense of purpose and connectedness to others.  This insightful episode closes with a heart meditation on empowering your intentions and commitments.
Oct 18, 2022
22 min
The Heart-to-Heart Connection with Your Pet
Guest: Dr. Allen Schoen Some of our deepest heart connections are with our pets. Whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, hamster or other animal, the love and care we exchange with our pets is supportive and healing for us and for them. This undeniable energetic heart exchange with our pets is the focus of this podcast episode. Dr. Allen Schoen, our podcast guest, is a pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine and recognized as one of the most influential veterinarians worldwide for introducing an integrative approach to veterinary medicine.  Dr. Schoen and our host, Deborah Rozman, explore this amazing energetic heart connection between people and pets. The therapeutic benefits associated with human-pet bonding aren’t new. In fact, research has shown this powerful bond can help decrease stress, regulate breathing, lower blood pressure, and release oxytocin—a hormone associated with love.  Dr. Schoen’s research exploring the heart-to-heart connection of the human-pet bond suggests that without the healing power of the love of animals that uplifts people’s lives, the world would be an even more stressed-out place. Animal lovers will enjoy hearing about the heart-rhythm synchronization that happens when people send love to their pets. Deborah explains these findings that come out of the HeartMath® Institute.  Dr. Schoen also talks about Trans Species Field Theory: An energetic field created by the thoughts and emotions of humans and animals interacting with each other. This episode will leave you with a deeper appreciation and understanding of how we benefit energetically from the love we share with pets and how this can contribute to a healthier, happier, more conscious and harmonious world.  The episode closes with a heart meditation on how our collective heart energy can help increase understanding and cooperation between humans and our animal friends. About our guest: Dr. Schoen is one of the pioneers of holistic, integrative veterinary medicine. He has been acknowledged by his peers as one of the fifteen most influential veterinarians in North America as well as worldwide for introducing the concept of an integrative approach to veterinary medicine. He’s authored seven books including Complementary & Alternative Veterinary Medicine; Love, Miracles, and Animal Healing; and Kindred Spirits, and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture for his groundbreaking contributions to veterinary acupuncture. His new project C.A.L.M. (Conscious Animal Lovers Movement) is his approach to helping all animal lovers co-create a healthier, happier, more harmonious world.
Sep 20, 2022
32 min
The Power of Collective Intention
Guest: Lynne McTaggart In this episode, award-winning journalist and author Lynne McTaggart and our host, Deborah Rozman, talk about collective intention and Lynne’s research in this area.  At this time in history, there is an amazing opportunity for groups of people to harness the power of collective intention to create sustainable change that can help humanity and our planet.  Currently, society is mired in many outdated paradigms that no longer fit today’s world. As a result, many societal structures are falling apart, polarization between groups and inflamed biases and beliefs have become more extreme, while corruption within governments and organizations is increasingly being exposed.  The power of collective intention is not a new concept, yet we are reminded, through examples that Lynne shares, of how small groups throughout history have created significant change that helped to improve and heal people’s lives.  Lynne shares her transformative results from bringing small groups of people with different beliefs and opposing views together to hear each other more deeply and to focus on an altruistic collective intention they all can agree on.  Based on her research and HeartMath® Institute’s research on collective heart coherence, Deborah and Lynne discuss how the new paradigms needed now for humanity to learn to get along with each other could very well come from small groups empowering a collective altruistic intention. This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation that walks listeners through HeartMath’s Shift and Lift™ Technique. This heart-based practice is being used with groups and teams to facilitate listening more deeply to each other’s hearts. About our guest:  Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond—all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into 30 languages. She’s consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her groundbreaking work with consciousness and the power of intention. Lynne is known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research, her inspirational speaking style, and her uncompromising role as a New Thought leader and spiritual change agent. In 2020, she was singled out with a special Walden Award for being a “Champion of Change.”
Aug 16, 2022
24 min
Your Heart’s Intuitive Guidance
Guest: Agapi Stassinopoulos, best-selling author and recognized speaker In this meaningful episode, Agapi Stassinopoulos, the author of Speaking with Spirit, and Add Heart® Podcast host Deborah Rozman talk about the connection between heart and spirit. “Spirit” can mean different things to people. Some refer to their spirit as their higher self, their soul, or their connection with Source. Whatever we call it, we’re acknowledging a source of wisdom that can guide us through the intuitive voice or feelings of the heart. Yet it can sometimes be a struggle to make a quality connection, especially as life is much more complicated these days. Agapi shares how she felt her heart was hurting, and she felt lost not being able to connect with people during the pandemic as she was accustomed to doing. She talks about what helped her transform her pain and sadness, which was a connection with spirit that helped her find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Deborah and Agapi discuss how we can deepen our connection to the wisdom of spirit and the heart’s intuitive guidance. Deborah talks about research that demonstrates how we access intuitive guidance first through the heart—and then this information is transmitted to the brain/mind, which translates intuition into words or images that we can understand. Deborah and Agapi share how we can draw on the connection with spirit to keep our hearts open and manage our empathy and compassion for the suffering of others in today’s world without the emotional drain that can affect our happiness and joy.  The episode closes with a meaningful and inspiring heart meditation to enrich our connection with our heart’s intuitive guidance. About our guest:  Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She is the author of Wake Up to the Joy of You and most recently Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire and Uplift You. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and received her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She teaches meditation and facilitates workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. Agapi was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and she divides her time between New York and Los Angeles. You can learn more about Agapi and her work at https://wakeuptothejoyofyou.com/.
Jul 19, 2022
30 min
Resilience: The Power to Recharge and Reconnect to Our Heart Values
Guest: James O’Dea, author and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences  What do you think of when you hear the word “resilience”? Many people associate the word with strength, adaptability, or a toughness that can overcome the fiercest of challenges and unexpected change. In this episode, we’re talking with James O’Dea, former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, former Washington office director of Amnesty International, and former executive director of the Seva Foundation.  James joins our podcast host, Deborah Rozman, to discuss why resilience is so key to both our personal growth and to humanity’s collective healing. They talk about the qualities of resilience we all need today in the face of growing personal, social, and global stress and uncertainty. James has witnessed the terror of war, massacre, civil upheaval, and a coup d’état. He has also witnessed the personification of resilience in people with a tremendous courage to uphold their heart values regardless of their circumstances.  James explains in this episode why resilience isn’t just the ability to bounce back after a toxic disrupter or a stressful time—resilience is an energy we build in our system through honoring and living heart values, such as care, compassion, kindness, and generosity.  This episode closes with a heart meditation to build resilience in our lives and to co-create a reservoir of regenerative heart energy that we can access anytime, to reduce stress and increase our capacity to remain resilient. About our guest: James O’Dea is the award-winning author of The Conscious Activist, Cultivating Peace, and Soul Awakening Practice. He is a former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences as well as the former Washington office director of Amnesty International, where he met with U.S. presidents and foreign heads of state and represented Amnesty International to the World Conference on Human Rights. He was the executive director of the Seva Foundation and worked with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut during a time of war and massacre, and he lived in Turkey during civil upheaval and a coup d’état.
Jun 20, 2022
24 min
Integrity and Aligning with Your True Purpose
Topic: Adding heart to integrityGuest: Martha Beck At this time in our world, it seems that there is a global loss of integrity, and yet integrity is a highly valued trait.  In this podcast episode, we are talking with Martha Beck, a life coach, speaker, columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, and author of several bestselling books including the newly released title The Way of Integrity.  Martha and our Add Heart® Podcast host Deborah Rozman discuss the connection between integrity, heart intuition, and aligning with our true selves. To live from integrity and align more with our true selves, we have to distinguish between our heart’s intuitive guidance, our mind’s reactions, and our emotional pulls. Martha and Deborah talk about how we can learn to know the difference.
May 17, 2022
39 min
Your Brain is Always Listening
Guest: Daniel Amen, M.D., psychiatrist, author, founder of Amen Clinics Globally, mental health issues are on the rise. A new poll from the American Psychological Association found that a large majority of Americans are reporting high stress levels due to financial concerns, inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Stress and mental health are important topics anytime, but especially now, with so much uncertainty happening in our world, this time-relevant episode will give you valuable suggestions and direction for these times. High-profile athletes and celebrities, including Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Naomi Osaka, and Prince Harry, have courageously gone public about their own mental health challenges, making it more acceptable for any of us to seek help. Our Add Heart® Podcast guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, talks about mental health during these times and how we can take charge of our brain health. Dr. Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, professor, and 12-time New York Times bestselling author. He is a double board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics, Inc., with ten clinics across the country. Dr. Amen’s latest book is titled You, Happier and was released just before this podcast aired. Dr. Amen and podcast host Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., also discuss the dynamic heart-brain connection in this episode and simple strategies to reduce and prevent stress and increase happiness. Health care professionals and individuals alike can benefit from the brain tools that Dr. Amen recommends—and the heart tools developed at HeartMath® to improve mental and emotional health.  This episode closes with a heart-focused meditation to get our heart and brain in sync to help release stress and connect with what’s important to you to support your mental and emotional well-being. About our guest: Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics, Inc. with 10 locations across the U.S. The Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry. He is the founder of BrainMD, a fast growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. In addition, he has produced 16 national public television shows about the brain, and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Dr. Amen is a 12-time New York Times bestselling author, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, The End of Mental Illness, Healing ADD and many more. You, Happier was published in March 2022.
Apr 19, 2022
33 min
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