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Ep. 143 - The Tao Te Ching: Insight for a Stressed Out World with Jessie Kanzer

"Peace begins with me."

On episode 143 of Yoga Magic, Ashley sits down with author Jessie Kanzer to discuss her new book Don't Just Sit There, DO NOTHING: Healing, Chilling and Living with the Tao Te Ching. Jessie is a descendent of Holocaust survivors and a refugee of the the Soviet Union. She came to the US as a young girl only speaking Russian.

As she got older, her childhood trauma manifested into an eating disorder, depression and anxiety and it was at one of her lowest moments, while lying on her bedroom floor, that she looked over and saw a small book. That book happened to be the Tao Te Ching. With the help of the Tao Te Ching she rediscovered herself and her innate power, and she learned to chill. Her book, Don’t Just Sit There, DO NOTHING, will help others do the same.

In Jessie’s book, she uses the Tao to outline 47 different shifts, mind shifts, and practices that we can utilize to come back to ourselves. It’s an inspiring and practical read!

In this episode we talk through:

  • Awareness of leaky energy

  • Connection with intuition and the higher self through stillness

  • How she manifested her book deal with a butt dial!

  • Energetic and personal boundaries to allow energy and stamina to turn inward

  • How to tune out the noise!

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