March 31, 2021

22 : Mental Fitness, Entrepreneurship and The Gut-Brain Connection with Cara Bradley

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Welcome to the mindful fire podcast, where we explore living mindfully on the path to financial independence and beyond. I'm your host, Adam Coelho and I'm so glad you're here.

On today's episode, I'm joined by my new friend, Cara Bradley. Cara is a leading authority of mental fitness having led thousands to her signature strategies to work and play in flow.

She shares her 30 years of body brain training with fortune 500 companies, startups and premier college sports teams.  Cara's expertise includes science back tools for optimal performance, including nervous system flow, state, and mindfulness training. In addition to strategies to optimize the gut brain connection.

She's the author of the book On The Verge, Wake Up, Show Up and Shine, founder of the award winning verge yoga center and host of the On The Verge Mental Fitness Podcast.

On this episode, Cara and I explore the idea of mental fitness, an area she's dedicated most of her career to. We learn what it is and how we can practice it.

We also explore the connection between our gut and our brain.

And we spend a good bit of time talking about the flow state and Cara shares, how mindfulness and meditation help us to identify our own flow triggers and the activities that put us in a state of flow. And she shares a number of  practices, including breathwork practices.

Cara also generously offered to share her mental fitness protocol with our audience. And you can get that at

Finally Cara shares her thoughts and experience building a business around the ideas of teaching and sharing mental fitness. And she shares how she used her award-winning yoga studio, which she started just around the time that yoga was becoming mainstream in the United States, as a laboratory for developing a deeper understanding and practice around mental fitness, health, and wellbeing.

You can find all of the resources, books and practices shared in this episode

I really enjoyed this episode with my new friend, Cara Bradley. I hope that you enjoy it as well.

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Cara's Book:
On The Verge, Wake Up, Show Up and Shine