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improve it! Podcast – Professional Development Through Play, Improv & Experiential Learning

Aug 30, 2023

You know that feeling when something just feels right and there’s no other way to explain it?

It’s almost like your mind and your body say, “Ahhh yes. Finally! This is it.”

That’s how Paula Jane Newman felt when she experienced meditation for the first time. The rest is history! Erin and Paula Jane talk about everything from what it means to develop a meditation practice to how humor can really be the best medicine.

If you’re looking for a remedy for the everyday stress that creeps up and a few deep belly laughs along the way – this is the episode for you.

More about Paula Jane Newman: British Paula is known as the “Real Deal.” She couldn’t be fake if an Oscar depended on it. As a comedian and trained theater actress in Los Angeles, Paula initiated the first Carnegie Mellon West Coast showcase. She was quickly cast in the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, but sustained a repetitive strain injury doing office work and investigated meditation to deal with living in chronic physical pain. 

Paula investigated methods outside of opioids to deal with pain and studied over 6,500 hours to become a recognized Vedic Meditation teacher and the founder of Aware Meditation – a non-profit to help others gain healing with meditation and leap off the pain medication cycle. She has worked in over 60 TV projects, film projects, and video games. She’s performed stand-up internationally including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Club, and Happy Endings Sydney. 

ICYMI – Your Post-Episode Homework: Complete Gabby Bernstein’s Positive Energy Meditation.

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