The Redesigning Wellness Podcast

016: Stress Management, Digital Detox and Healthy Boundries with Brian Luke Seaward, Executive Director of the Paramount Wellness Institute

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If I asked you the #1 source of stress in your lives, what would you say? A recent article I read, says Eighty-three percent of workers say they’re stressed about their jobs, nearly 50 percent say work-related stress is interfering with their sleep, and 60 percent use their smartphones to check in with work outside of normal working hours. That’s why I brought on today’s guest, Brian Luke Seaward. (Bio is below).

In this podcast, we cover a series of topics – workplace stress, mindfulness, meditation, healthy boundaries and digital toxicity.

We discuss:

  • What individual responsibility looks like when it comes to stress management
  • Why your body can’t be “on” all the time or you could have serious health complications
  • The BMW syndrome (bitch, moan and whine)
  • What you can do if you work in a toxic work environment
  • The difference between mindfulness and meditation

Luke also gives his signs that you need Digital Detox and what managers can do to monitor stress in their employees.

Around the 33 minute mark, Luke gives us his #1 thing you should get out of this interview (what you should add in your nighttime sleep routine).

Towards the end, Luke talks about compassion fatigue of caregivers. So, if you’re in the caregiving industry, like nursing, nursing aids/assistants, etc. you’ll find some helpful tips.

Links Mentioned:

Imagine by Jonah Lehrer

Is your Smart Phone making you Dumb?

Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED talk

WELCOA – A Good Night’s Sleep

His website:

More about Brian Luke Seaward:

Brian Luke Seaward is a renowned and respected international expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and health promotion. Additionally, he is an award-winning author, photographer, teacher, celebrated film director/producer and much sought after inspirational speaker. His mission, as expressed through his legacy of acclaimed books and public appearances, is to make this a better world in which to live by having each of us reach our highest potential.

Currently, Luke serves as the executive director of the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, Colorado.