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Pausing with Marci Shimoff

In episode 25 of The Pausecast...

  • Experience a 2x2x2 pause led by Marci (inspired by Heartmath Institute).

  • How to start the "feel good happiness" chemical flow of oxytocin

  • Why Heart Rate Variability (HRV) matters

  • The one question you can ask yourself daily to improve your well-being

  • How Pausing changed Marci's life

  • How Marci defines happiness and how to generate more of it.

  • The recipe for happiness and what we can/can't control.

  • How the "7 main areas of happiness" can be a great metaphor for how to live a fulfilling life.

  • How to create Your Year of Miracles and get your free ebook, "4 mistakes from living a miraculous life.

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Marci Shimoff


  • Marci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love. 

  • Her books include the international bestsellers Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason.  Marci is also the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, as co-author of six books in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. With total book sales of more than 16 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time.

  • Marci is also a featured teacher in the international film and book sensation, The Secret and the host of the PBS TV show called Happy for No Reason.  She narrated the award-winning movie called Happy.

  • President and co-founder of the Esteem Group, Marci delivers keynote addresses and seminars on happiness, success, empowerment, and unconditional love to Fortune 500 companies, professional and non-profit organizations, women's associations and audiences around the world.

  • Marci is currently leading a one-year mentoring program called Your Year of Miracles.  Her opening seminar has been heard my more than 100,000 people.

  • Marci earned her MBA from UCLA and holds an advanced certificate as a stress management consultant. She is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top transformational leaders.

  • Through her books and her presentations, Marci's message has touched the hearts and rekindled the spirits of millions of people throughout the world.   She is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives.



Rachael O'Meara


Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.


For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. 

Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on and the TEDx stage in 2019.


Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).


She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.

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