1. Embarking on the Conscious Journey: Brian Berneman on Integrating Ancient Wisdom with Modern Life Anika Jackson 45:56

Stepping into the heart of consciousness, Brian Berneman and I weave a tapestry of ancient wisdom through the threads of our bustling modern existence. From the lush landscapes of New Zealand back to the soul of Argentina, we exchange tales of personal transformation, discussing how early influences and a dedicated practice of Tibetan yoga and meditation have deeply reshaped our understanding of self and the fusion of science with spirituality.

Embarking on a journey of intent, we unlock the secrets to crafting lives brimming with purpose and satisfaction. By sharing anecdotes from our roles as educators, healers, and consultants, we reveal how structured routines and focus can lead to profound personal and professional growth. As we navigate the pressures of academia and the corporate world, we emphasize the significance of aligning one's career with their calling and the small, yet powerful, steps that can be taken towards balance and fulfillment.

In the closing echoes of our exchange, a wealth of transformative stories unfolds, illustrating the boundless potential for growth when one's well-being aligns with their professional aspirations. Brian and I ponder the inception of the Conscious Action Podcast, and the excitement for its Spanish version, weaving a vivid tale of Resilience and change that resonates deeply with the soul. We part with a gentle reminder: to cherish the moments of simply 'being' in our often hectic lives, and to stay tuned for further episodes that promise to guide listeners through life with ease and intention.

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Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.