Mark Groves Podcast

By Mark Groves

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 Jul 28, 2020
I cannot recommend this podcast more. I have grown so much in a short time. I've got tools to implement to create better relationships in all aspects of my life. It has been eye opening, and I'm excited to learn and grow more. Thank you!

Annie Gabriel
 Feb 9, 2020
Absolutely beautiful podcast. So well done. Interesting topics, definitely leaves you thinking each time. A must for personal growth


Mark Groves, a Human Connection Specialist, explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness and more? How do we maintain long term connections that thrive? Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.

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Hidden In Plain Sight - Coco Berthmann
TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic descriptions of sex trafficking, abuse, and attempted suicide are discussed during this conversation. Listener discretion is advised. Coco Berthmann is a Child Trafficking Survivor, Counter Trafficking Specialist, Author, Activist, TED Speaker & Self Healer. Her vision is to end Human Trafficking through higher education and letting survivors know they are believed, loved, and valued. It is an absolute honour to share this very important conversation with you. When I first learned about Coco's story, I was completely inspired and knew I had to have her on the podcast to share her experience. Coco courageously escaped a life of sex trafficking in Germany after 15 years of trauma. She was trafficked by her own family and didn't even realize it was wrong... it was her "normal". Coco shares the misconceptions around sex trafficking, trauma healing, breaking vicious cycles of violence, abuse and more. I am in complete awe of Coco’s humaneness, resiliency, generosity, and lightness. If this conversation inspires you, please share it far and wide, and learn more about Coco's mission below.  To learn more about the Coco Berthmann Scholarship Fund, head here. Stay connected with Coco on Instagram. See for privacy information.
May 12, 2021
Reprogramming Your Self-Worth - Lacy Phillips
This week we welcome back Lacy Phillips, founder of To Be Magnetic, a global manifestation expert and speaker specializing in unblocking subconscious beliefs of unworthiness while expanding into alignment with what one is calling in. In this episode Lacy introduces us to Neural Manifestation - a concept backed by neuroscience, psychology, epigenetics and energetics, based on raising your self worth and stepping into your true authentic self. You'll learn how manifestation works, what blocks us, and how we can debunk superstitions or other childhood beliefs. Find more about Lacy and To Be Magnetic at or on Instagram.To get 20% off the Love Bundle head to and use code MARKGROVES20. See for privacy information.
May 05, 2021
Activating The Activist In All Of Us - Mark Brand
Mark Brand is a pioneering entrepreneur and chef in the field of Social Impact and Community Development. Along with overseeing the 5 organizations under MB Inc, Brand leads his A Better Life Foundation in Canada, the United States, he is a Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation and Design Thinking, and has served as executive chef for the American Refugee Committee and Pope Francis's Climate Challenge. Brand has recently been appointed to the United Nations Catalyst team focusing on food waste, poverty, and the impacts of current systemic structures on the most marginalized. At the root of everything he works on, his belief is that the solutions are all attainable with deep cooperation and the understanding there is no “Us and Them, only Us.” This transformative episode is one that can't be missed. Mark and I discuss poverty and how it affects all of us. Mark walks us through how we as individuals can take immediate steps towards eradicating poverty and becoming and activists in our own communities. Find Mark on Instagram, or at See for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2021
How To Become A Boundary Boss - Terri Cole
Back for a third time is the fantastic Terri Cole. Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist and global relationship and empowerment expert and this week she is here to talk all things BOUNDARIES! Terri breaks down her own definition of Boundaries and walks us through the 10 rules of her Boundary Bill of Rights outlined in her new Boundary Boss Book. Understanding and getting to know your boundaries is the first step toward getting to know the real you, and building a life that aligns. Start by asking yourself - where am I angry? Where am I exhausted? Where am I not talking my truth? Find Terri's book at and head to for your free gift. See for privacy information.
Apr 23, 2021
Engineering Our Future - Dr. Zach Bush
Back by very popular demand, we welcome Dr. Zach Bush. Zach Bush MD is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, hospice care and internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, soil health, food systems, and a regenerative future. Once again - I want to premise with the fact that this conversation is a complex one, and not for the faint of heart. After having Zach on previously to discuss the worlds response to the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to bring him back to further divulge the medical systems response to the virus, primarily; the vaccination, the PCR test and the various strategies that were implemented to combat this virus - plus so. much. more. Find Zach on his website or on Instagram. To order Ion Biome head here and get a free travel bottle with purchase of a two month supply! If you want to subscribe, click here. See for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2021
How To Live Your Best Life, Integrated - Steph Corker
Steph Corker is my dear friend and the founder of The Corker Collective, a human capital consulting firm committed to everyone living their best life, integrated. She is passionate about potential and leading people towards personal transformation. In this episode we dive into how to bring out the actualized version of yourself in all areas of your life, specifically - in relationships and your career. Join us to learn how to change what is possible in your life so you can love every moment you experience. You will learn how to allocate your time in a way that generates the best version of yourself and raises the frequency of every experience you encounter. Find Steph on Instagram or at See for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2021
Mark & Kylie - Let It Burn Pt. 2
Part 2 of the much anticipated conversation with my partner Kylie on our breakup is here. We dive deeper into the imperative work that was required of both of us to be able to re-enter into right relationship, together. Both Ky and I explore the necessity of the rupture, our wounding and how we healed. Join us for Part 2 of this emotional conversation that further explores so many crucial topics from Part 1. Expanding, unpacking and dismantling old frameworks around what we were taught about relationship. Letting go of what no longer served us, to invite reconciliation. Find Kylie on Instagram or on her website See for privacy information.
Apr 09, 2021
How To Change Your Life Through Meditation - Laurasia Mattingly
This week we jam with Laurasia Mattingly about the power of mindfulness and meditation. Following the loss of her mother, Laurasia began exploring her own spirituality as a means of working through her grief to find peace in the uncertainty of life. Laurasia shares with us how meditation can transform our lives. Join us as we explore how we, through mindfulness and meditation, can overcome our stress and free up the space for us to deepen our relationship with ourselves and our intuition. Find more on Laurasia on her website or on Instagram. You can grab a copy of her book here. See for privacy information.
Apr 05, 2021
How To Transform Anger Into Growth - Alejandra Proaño
Alejandra Proaño is an Anger Management Specialist and is the co-owner of Moose Anger Management. She directs Healing Anger, the program for women that now runs online and worldwide. She and her team specialize in individual, couple and group counselling work on anger and addictions. Alejandra holds a Specialization in Family Therapy, a Master’s in clinical psychology, a Master’s in Science and a Master’s in Literature. I am so excited to have Alejandra on this week for an extremely informative conversation on anger - how so many of us don't truly know how to express it or feel shame in the emotion. Anger is necessary to protect the integrity of individuals in a relationship; it represents the need for a boundary. Our capacity for a compassionate expression of our anger, is usually the result of past trauma and experience. Tune in to learn more! You can find more about Alejandra at or on Instagram. Find her book here: See for privacy information.
Mar 29, 2021
How To Take Responsibility For Your Worth - Solo Episode
In this episode join me on my hike as I share my thoughts on the false sense of separation we have with the Earth, the disconnection we have with ourselves, and our worth.   The truth is hidden in plain sight, and we can all find it by being present, turning inward and taking radical responsibility for our self worth. We can’t wait for people to choose us. Otherwise we’ll always be waiting, because nobody wants the responsibility of our self worth. We model the love we want by the type of love we give. Make yours unconditional.    See for privacy information.
Mar 26, 2021
The Truth Will Set You Free - Solo Episode
When you don't stand in the truth of what, you're not going to get what you want - pretty simple right? Whether or not we decide to talk about our truth, it will always still live inside you. Not honouring our truth leads to small betrayals, which usually become giant betrayals later on and typically we can look back and see where we betrayed ourselves initially in order to get there.  This week I share a personal story from my past where I self abandoned and didn't declare what I really wanted. The truth always sets us free, no matter how difficult it can be to say it.  See for privacy information.
Mar 22, 2021
How To Take The First Step Towards Serious Transformation - Stefanos Sifandos
Stefanos Sifandos is a trained educator and relationship expert with a background in behavioral science. He is passionate about leading people closer to their highest potential and to each other. Join us this week for a deep dive into how to take the first steps towards seriously changing your life and the way you relate. Stefanos will walk you through the masculine perspective, shame spirals, and how to create space to heal and take the leap from the old you, to the new you. Find Stefanos on Instagram, or on his website  See for privacy information.
Mar 15, 2021
Vanessa Bennett and Dené Logan - Cheaper Than Therapy
So excited to have Vanessa and Dené from the podcast Cheaper Than Therapy on this week! Dené is an Associate Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, a Registered Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Coach. She specializes in offering tools for moving through anxiety, understanding our addictive patterns and communicating more effectively in our relationships. Vanessa is a Psychotherapist, Mindfulness + Codependency Coach. She brings her passion for Depth, Buddhist, and Yoga Psychology into her own life as well as in her work with her clients. She loves connecting with people while helping them connect to themselves, which usually includes helping them discover who that Self really is. Join us for a truth-filled conversation around dropping the therapy stigma, the finite nature of grief and death, and dealing with the anxieties and systems that have developed from the present state of the world. Find Vanessa and Dené and their podcast here. See for privacy information.
Mar 08, 2021
Dr. Caroline Leaf - Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess
I am so excited to have Dr. Caroline Leaf back on the podcast! Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. This week we chat about her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking. Who doesn’t want to learn how to do that?! Be sure to pick up a copy of her new book and find out more about Dr. Leaf online at or on Instagram. See for privacy information.
Mar 05, 2021
Selina Gray - Separating Your Worth From Your Net Worth
We are taught to place our worth in our monetary worth. Our relationship to money is one of the most important ones in our lives. We are constantly interacting with money, and yet we’re not taught about it in school! The subject of finances is considered one of the leading causes of divorce, so how do we navigate that subject in a way that deepens intimacy and builds a bridge rather than a wall?  I’m excited to have returning guest, Selina Gray, who is a CPA and expert in managing and healing our relationship to money. Join us for an episode where dive into all the juiciness that money brings. If you’d like to sign up for our course, go to and use the code createthemoola to save $50! You can find Selina on Instagram or on her website  See for privacy information.
Mar 01, 2021
Resmaa Menakem - Racialized Trauma
Resmaa Menakem is a Healer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Trauma Specialist. He helps people, communities, and organizations find strength in healing that is holistic and resilient. He helps people rise through the suffering’s edge. He is a cultural trauma navigator, a communal provocateur and coach. I first heard Resmaa on my friend Jayson Gaddis' podcast, and I was completely inspired and transformed. After reading his novel My Grandmothers Hands, I knew I needed to have him on this show. This conversation on racialized trauma will transform you, educate you, and move you. You do not want to miss this one. In Resmaa's words, "Moving from race to culture to creation is important, transformative, and takes work. And a lot of reps." Find more about Resmaa and his work here. To find the Energetic Justice course I spoke about during this episode, head here.      See for privacy information.
Feb 22, 2021
Special Episode Q&A - Emotional Unavailability
Most people don't realize that their frustration with people who aren't available has a lot to do with their own unavailability. In this special episode I discuss 3 questions from my audience and how to handle their relational challenges. Why might we be holding on to or daydreaming about an ex? Why can't my partner fully commit or tell me they love me? How do I know the difference between settling and committing? These are important and complex questions that so many of us are struggling with. Tune in to learn more!       See for privacy information.
Feb 19, 2021
Seth Godin - The Practice. A Commitment To Ourselves
This week I am SO excited to introduce you to the incredible Seth Godin. Seth is the author of 20 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people.He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip  and Purple Cow. His book, This Is Marketing, was an instant bestseller around the world. In this episode, we speak about Seth's new book The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, and the premise behind it. We dive into the steps required to take action, let go of what other people have laid out for you, and find passion and creativity in the work you do. Find more about Seth and his books at, check out akimbo here and Seth's Podcast here. See for privacy information.
Feb 15, 2021
Laura McKowen - Say Yes To A Better Life
This week I am pleased to introduce you to Laura McKowen. Laura had a long, successful career in public relations and the Mad Men–esque drinking culture of advertising. After getting sober, she quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She now leads sold out retreats and courses, teaching people to how to say yes to a bigger life. Laura is the author of the bestselling memoir, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. This discussion dives into the clarity and potential that can be unearthed when living a sober life. We talk about our intentions behind drinking, and the many messages that we've received around alcohol over the years. Check out Laura's Best Selling Book here, and find her on Instagram here. See for privacy information.
Feb 08, 2021
Drew Canole - Turning Your Mess Into Your Mission
This week I am thrilled to introduce you to Drew Canole. Drew is an author, transformation coach, and founder of the superfood company Organifi. Drew has helped thousands of women and men revitalize their health, ignite their vision, and shift the course of their life forever. After reaching a dead end in his own health, Drew discovered the chasm of difference between going through the motions and living with radical intention. He now helps people tap into the "Big You" to create the change they never thought possible.I n this episode Drew shares his life journey and explains how he used trauma as fuel to create something that impacts peoples lives. Tune in for an energetic and motivational conversation of growth and transformation. Check out Organifi at and find Drew on Instagram. See for privacy information.
Feb 01, 2021
Nicole Lohse - Healing Our Nervous System
Nicole Lohse is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Feldenkrais Practitioner and yoga teacher. Her knowledge of the body, mind and soul greatly influences how she supports others from a very intuitive, energetic and somatic place. Nicole walks us through how to be more connected with yourself by understanding the language of your body and your survival philosophy. By building your capacity and regulation at a nervous system level, your resiliency will only increase. It's from here that you’ll shift from surviving your way through life to thriving and accessing more of your truth. Find more about Nicole on her website, or on Instagram. You can find more details about her course here.  See for privacy information.
Jan 25, 2021
Ashley Stahl - Designing Your Dream Career
This week I'm super excited to introduce you to the incredible Ashley Stahl. After working careers in national security and counterterrorism, Ashley came to the realization that she wasn't living her full purpose in the workforce. After diving in and uncovering her own natural talents, Ashley set-forth in her new career path as a career coach. Today, Ashley helps hundreds of people uncover their core skill sets and true calling - enabling them to find a career that aligns with their dreams and purpose. In this episode, Ashley uncovers what this process truly looks like, and why staying in a job that isn't aligned could be preventing you from living a very happy and fulfilling life. Find Ashley's book at, and find more about Ashley on her website or on Instagram. See for privacy information.
Jan 18, 2021
Sahara Rose - Discover Your Dharma
Your dharma is your souls purpose - the big reason of why you are here, what you're supposed to be doing, and how you do it. This week we welcome back the amazing Sahara Rose. In anticipation of her new book Discover Your Dharma, Sahara walks us through what finding your dharma really means and looks like. She teaches us that our lifetime is about figuring out what our dharma is, and once we understand our higher calling, everything we're looking for naturally falls into place.  We learn how the obstacles that we face in life are our souls curriculum to get you to your purpose. Uncovering our Dharma can lead to a life of happiness, fulfillment and joy. Learn more about Sahara and her book at, find her on Instagram,  or take her quiz here. See for privacy information.
Jan 11, 2021
Mark & Kylie - Let It Burn Pt. 1
This week I share the much anticipated conversation with my partner Kylie on our breakup. We dive into our relationship ending, what lead our old container to rupture and the expansion that occurred, bringing us to where we are now.  Both Ky and I explore the struggles we were facing, the masks, messages and wounds we had internalized, and the extensive healing that was necessary for us to reconcile. This episode is part 1 of an emotional conversation that explores so many crucial topics that contribute to our worth, how to honour ourselves and reclaim our power - both individually, and within relationship. Find Kylie on Instagram or on her website See for privacy information.
Jan 05, 2021
Annika McDade - Human And Canine Connection
This week I have a unique treat for you. After getting my dog Carl last April, I went on the search for a Dog Trainer and ended up meeting the incredible Annika McDade. Annika is a triple certified Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant, who focuses primarily on the connection between dogs and their people. After working with Annika I was most compelled by her ability to relate canine training to human connection and relationship. In this episode we dive into dog training and connecting with our pets, and how it's correlated to our ability to connect and relate with humans. Find more about Annika at and find her on instagram @canineconnectiontraining. See for privacy information.
Dec 21, 2020
Where Do You Place Your Worthiness? - Solo Episode
This week I wanted to share thoughts on something that I feel very passionate about right now - worth. So often we shape-shift and adapt from our true selves in order to feel safe, loved, or even just to prevent rocking the boat. Our worth should live in who we are, not in other people's opinions or validations. Are you ready to give birth to your authentic self? See for privacy information.
Dec 18, 2020
Toko-pa Turner - Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
Toko-pa Turner is a Canadian author, teacher, and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated. Her bestselling book "Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home" explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging. In this episode we dive into Toko-pa's theories behind Belonging and Dreamwork, and her inspirations and experiences pertaining to both. She teaches us that perhaps belonging isn't a place at all, but rather a skill that we can nurture and strengthen within ourselves. You can find Toko-pa on lnstagram, and on her website at See for privacy information.
Dec 14, 2020
The Power Of Hard Conversations - Solo Episode
In the current state of the world there is so much information coming at us, but our opinions and perspectives are not safe to share. They are dividing us and inflicting hatred amongst our peers and within our community. Why are we not able to to recognize that two truths can exist at the same time? Right now, it is more important than ever to be having hard conversations with love, and being open to other peoples perspectives, and meeting them where they are at.  Can you be open to the possibility that what you think right now isn't true? See for privacy information.
Dec 11, 2020
Alex Faherty & Kerry Docherty - Do Life Partners Make Good Business Partners?
In this episode I chat with my good friends Alex Faherty and Kerry Docherty! Along with Alex’s twin brother Mike, they are the dream team and founders of Faherty Brand - a family run clothing company anchored in quality, comfort, sustainability and joy.  We dive into how this duo are raising kids, running a business and still manage to make time to foster a loving relationship! We discuss the ins and outs of long distance relationships, work stressors, boundary issues, communication, and being in business with your family!  Find more on Faherty's on Instagram and at and remember to use the discount code CREATETHELOVE for 25% off!!  See for privacy information.
Dec 07, 2020
Lalah Delia - Vibrate Higher Daily
This week I am pleased to introduce you to my friend Lalah Delia. Lalah is a spiritual writer, wellness educator, certified spiritual practitioner, founder of, online School of Vibration, and bestselling author Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power. Her work, writings, and bestselling book are guiding readers around the globe on a journey back home to their empowered, higher-potential, whole selves.  In this episode, Lalah shares her own story of transformation and awakening. She explains how she learnt to transform her lows into highs by channelling the energetic vibrations of all things in her life. Lalah explains how we can reach our higher-potential by recognizing our internal place, the vibrations we are calling in, and our overall outlook on life.  Find Lalah on Instagram, or on her website at See for privacy information.
Nov 30, 2020
Francis Weller - Finding Your Soul In The Darkness
The Alchemy of Initiation: Soul Work and the Art of Ripening This week I am absolutely elated to introduce you to the incredibly insightful, Francis Weller. Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures, and poetic traditions. Having completed some of Francis' workshops myself, I couldn't wait to have him on to speak about the initiatory process and his theories behind soul-centered psychotherapy. In this episode, Francis leads us through a discussion of the soul, and how the greatest work and connection to the sacred is found during our greatest times of darkness and grief. We dive into what Francis teaches as initiation, a process which encompasses grief, loss, challenge, illness etc. where our identity is altered drastically and we land in the hands of something that is far greater than ourselves.  Find out more about Francis, and his audio series at See for privacy information.
Nov 23, 2020
Ryland Engelhart - Our Relationship With The Planet
Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground, and is the producer of Kiss The Ground the Movie on Netflix. He has spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur and love-activist, working in hospitality and building a family business of organic plant-based restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre in Southern CA.  In this episode, Ryland tells us the origins behind his business and restaurants, and the fundamental idea behind the film Kiss The Ground. The film explores the idea that by regenerating the Earth's soils we can reverse some of the effects of climate change. We also dive into some of the things we can do as consumers to contribute to a healthier future for our planet. Find Ryland on Instagram or learn more at See for privacy information.
Nov 16, 2020
Damona Hoffman - Dating Is A Learned Skill
This week I am so excited to have on the incredible Damona Hoffman to chat about all things dating! Damona is a dating coach & TV personality who starred in the A+E Networks' series #BlackLove and A Question of Love.  She’s a contributor for CNN Headline News (HLN),, The Washington Post, LA Times, Match dating app and more. In this episode we dive into dating apps, intentional dating, and dating within integrity. Damona gives us tips on what should be on your dating profile,  what shouldn't, and some examples of red flags and green flags to look out for while you're swiping. The dating world has shifted so much and Damona challenges us to question the beliefs and stigmas we've been taught, and the restrictions we place on what we want in a partner. This one is fire!! Find more about Damona and her podcast on her website See for privacy information.
Nov 09, 2020
Dr. Susan David - The Function Of Emotions
Dr. Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Dr. Susan David is a sought-after speaker, author and researcher with a deep focus on emotions.  In this episode we discuss some of the narratives around emotions that we've gained from society and the ways in which they are making us less healthy and contributing to a culture of toxic positivity. Susan explains how we can show up for ourselves by ending the constant struggle between how we think we should feel, and how we actually feel. You can find Susan's quiz on her website, her TED Talk here and find her bestselling book, Emotional Agility on Amazon. See for privacy information.
Nov 02, 2020
Witness The Miraculous - Solo Episode
This week I've been thinking a lot about the practice of being present, sitting in stillness and really uncovering your true self. What happens when we allow ourselves to really feel? When we don't blanket our emotions, we can try to learn and grow from our sadness. We have been so dominated by a culture that praises the highs, but what would happen if we began to rejoice our setbacks and embrace the opportunity to learn from them.   See for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2020
Erin Claire Jones - Human Design
This week I am joined by Human Design Guide and Leadership Coach Erin Claire Jones. Human Design is a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern science that sheds light on a person’s energetic makeup, as well as specific tools they can use to live at their happiest, healthiest, highest potential. It teaches people about themselves so they can have a better understanding of why they are the way they are. In this episode, Erin walks us through the different types of Human Design and the concepts and characteristics of each type. We also review my personal Human Design and my emotional, psychological and energetic makeup. You can find Erin on Instagram or head to her website to book a session or look up your design To get access to your own Blueprint head here and use code CREATETHELOVE for 10% off. See for privacy information.
Oct 23, 2020
Giacomo Gianniotti - The Power Of Humility
Giacomo Gianniotti is an actor, writer, director, and philanthropist most recently known for his role as Dr. Deluca on Greys Anatomy. In this episode Giacomo and I have an encompassing conversation on humility, relationships, and conflict. Giacomo walks us through his relational experiences, and his personal growth from therapy and vulnerability. We touch on sincerity, the art of apologizing, and the importance of asking for what you need.  Find Giacomo on instagram at @giacomo_gianniotti and in his 1st feature film entitled “Acquainted” on Apple TV. See for privacy information.
Oct 19, 2020
What Legacy Do You Want To Leave? - Solo Episode
Navigating heartbreak can often feel insurmountable. But what if we used it as fuel to become our highest self? What if in each heartbreak we asked ourselves "how do I learn from the lesson that broke my heart?" Learning how to open our hearts in a space that feels safe after heartbreak is one of the biggest lessons we can learn. If we continue to ask ourselves "how can I be better?" Then when we begin to implement those changes, we begin to curate a life aligned in integrity and our highest values. See for privacy information.
Oct 16, 2020
Dr. Harriet Lerner - 7 Steps On How To Find Courage And Use Your Voice
I am so excited and honoured to welcome one of my absolute dream guests - the incredible Dr. Harriet Lerner this week.  Dr Lerner is  best known for her scholarly work on the psychology of women and family relationships and is also a best selling author, speaker and teacher. Her incredible books including The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy and Why Won't You Apologize have completely transformed my life and the way I relate. In this episode, Dr. Lerner walks us through the 7 steps on how to find courage and use your voice. Each step arms us with the tools to converse effectively and to distinguish between real feelings and our pure anxiety driven reactivity. You won't want to miss this! You can learn more about Dr. Lerner on her website and on Instagram and Facebook. You can also find her TED talk here:  See for privacy information.
Oct 12, 2020
Allyson Byrd - What Are You Tolerating?
This week I have the honour of speaking with the brilliant Allyson Byrd. In this episode, we dive into all things entrepreneurship, personal and professional expansion, spirituality, and how it pertains to our growth, success, and goals. Words don't do this one justice - listen in! Allyson Byrd is also known as the “Profit Accelerator™ and she is celebrated as one of the world's most trusted leadership advisors and sales experts for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn more about Allyson at or on Instagram @iamallysonbyrd. You can also find more about Allyson's journey to success in her latest collaboration with Amazon Prime called SpeakUP. See for privacy information.
Oct 05, 2020
Sheleana Aiyana - Relationships Are Meant To Be Hard
This week, one of my favourite people and dear friends Sheleana Aiyana joins us for a super juicy conversation on all things relationships. Shay is the founder and visionary of Rising Woman. Through a traumatic childhood, addiction and abuse, Shay found her way to the inner-work and Rising Woman was born. Rising Woman is a reflection of her mission to support others in embracing their shadows and finding their light within. This week we chat about how relationships are never really the fairytale that Hollywood has portrayed them to be... Shay explains that healthy conscious relationships require work, healing of our inner child and that we must enter into them knowing that we are complete on our own. We talk about what a healthy relationship truly looks like, and how we can rise up from the rock bottom of heartbreak and ask, "how did I get here and what has it taught me?" Find Shay and her community on Instagram @risingwoman or online at  See for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2020
Jules Webber - How To Stop Over-Functioning
My dear friend Jules Webber is back this week for a deep dive into the concepts of codependence, over-functioning and under-functioning. Jules walks us through what it means to be an over-functioner, and gives concrete examples from her own journey through life to help us understand this complex topic. Jules arms us with the tools to heal and move forward more balanced. Jules teaches us to embrace rather than ignore our triggers, and learn how we can better parent those reactions and condition ourselves to respond in a healthier way. Jules Webber is an Intimacy and Life Coach who helps women go within, nurture an intimate and loving relationship with themselves, and experience true Wholeness and belonging. Find her on instagram @jules.webber or on her website at See for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2020
Dr. Caroline Leaf - Take Charge Of Your Mind
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. This week we chat about what is actually happening in the brain with relation to memories, relationships, and life experiences, and how to use mind-directed techniques to help relieve intrusive thoughts. Find Dr. Leaf online at or on Instagram @drcarolineleaf. See for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2020
Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson - Guys We F****d
Stand-up Comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson are the hosts of the popular podcast "Guys We F****d." This podcast is most known for changing the way society thinks about female sexuality through a merging of humor and expansion. This week I am so delighted to have these two ladies on to lead us through their experience hosting a podcast with such controversial topics, and their own personal journeys of self discovery, boundary setting, and challenging the stigmas related to female sexuality. Buckle in for a no bullsh*t, straight to the truth episode. Find Kystyna and Corinne's podcast on the Luminary App and on instagram @sorryaboutlastnight.   See for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2020
Manoj Dias - From Chaos To Calm
In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, it is so easy to get swept up in the chaos and anxiety that come with it. This week, the incredible Manoj Dias talks us through how we can find pause, compassion and solitude through mindfulness and meditation. We discuss what is involved in a meditation practice, how it informs how we show up in the world, and what happens when we allow our minds to be calm. Manoj is the co-founder of Open, a modern meditation studio based in California and EVRYMAN, a men's emotional intelligence movement. Whether he’s teaching through words or the silence between them, Manoj’s great love for Buddhist wisdom and contemporary science is present in every encounter. Find Manoj on Instagram @manojdias_ and check out some classes at See for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
Tami Amanda - Coming Home To Your Body
This week I welcome Embodiment Coach and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tami Amanda to the podcast. Tami walks us through her own experience with therapy and the ways she still felt stuck in her shame after therapy. This led Tami to the realization that something deeper may have been missing. After working with immigrant and refugee children in somatic therapy, she saw children heal deep childhood trauma without ever talking about what happened. This led Tami to ask the question, how do we look inside for our healing? This week, we dive into the complexities and benefits of somatic therapy and we get curious about some of the limits of talk therapy. Find Tami on Instagram @tamisasson_ or on her website at See for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2020
Christine Chang - Finding Love For Independent Women
I am so thrilled to have one of my best friends Christine Chang join me this week. Christine is a Celebrity and Lifestyle photographer, and best-selling author of the book "SHOW UP: Finding Love for Independent Women." In this episode we discuss some of the themes in Christine's book, and her own personal journey navigating the dating world as a strong and successful woman. We dive into the complexities of different relationship dynamics, and the importance of cultivating and nurturing a strong sense of self outside of a relationship. For Christine, the ideal relationship came out of showing up as her authentic true self and getting to the core of her own emotional needs. You can find Christines book here and follow her on instagram at @cchangandco or find her on her website at See for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2020
Holly Grigg-Spall - Sweetening The Pill
This topic is so important and yet so rarely discussed. That’s why I’m so appreciative that Holly Grigg-Spall has joined me this week to discuss the contraceptive pill. The Pill has long been associated with sexual freedom and liberation, but Holly talks us through her journey of discovering the impact that it had upon her mental and physical health. In doing so, Holly walks us through the research that is often overlooked and the various reasons we avoid having these conversations. I’m so honoured to have this discussion because I know it is so important that this topic is brought to light. You can find out more about Holly and her book at See for privacy information.
Aug 10, 2020
All About Mark Groves - Special Episode
This is our 100th episode together, so to celebrate this special episode I want to offer my gratitude and more insights about myself. Hosting this podcast has been such a learning journey. I have been able to witness myself soften, open and grow throughout these episodes. My solo episodes are always met with so much grace from you all, so I want to humbly thank you all for witnessing my evolution and allowing me the space to do this. I look forward to what the next 100 episodes will bring us. See for privacy information.
Aug 03, 2020
Dr. Laura McNally - Why Do Men Follow Instagram Models?
One of the most popular videos I’ve ever recorded was ‘why do men follow Instagram models?’ So I wanted to dive deeper into a topic that is so complex and often controversial. This week I introduce my good friend Dr. Laura McNally who is a psychologist that has been writing on this topic for some years. We discuss the entire life cycle — how children are socialized and shaped by their environments, how this impacts young adults and their ideas about beauty and sex, how sexual arousal changes the way we think and how monitoring our body image shifts our cognitive function. Why is it that sex and porn addiction most often impact men, while body image and eating disorders almost exclusively impact women? It turns out this isn't a coincidence. Importantly, this is not a discussion that aims to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do with their Instagram or social media, it is an exploration of the research that will hopefully leave you feeling better informed about what works for you. You can find Laura’s work on Instagram @actualpsychology   See for privacy information.
Jul 27, 2020
Dr. Zach Bush - Regenerating Health
This week is a big one, so I want to start with a note that this conversation is deep, complex and not for the faint of heart. Dr. Zach Bush is a triple board certified physician who specialises in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care but who is also incredibly passionate about the ecological health of the Earth. We cover it all this week — birth, death, disease, the human microbiome, the genome, immunity, and the health of the Earth’s ecosystems. Dr Bush has been outspoken about some of the ways the medical system is failing with Covid-19 but this episode is so much more than that, our discussion goes beyond controversy and into the depth of how health and illness relate to spirituality, psychology and philosophy. Dr. Zach Bush presents a model of health that is regenerative and centres the health of humans within the health of the Earth.  You can find out more about Dr Zach Bush at See for privacy information.
Jul 23, 2020
Mikaela Reuben - How To Nourish Yourself
My dear friend Mikaela Reuben joins me this week and I am so excited to introduce you to this celebrity chef and all-around superstar human. Mikaela takes us through a journey that many of us can relate to — building a life with *no* boundaries. For Mikaela, this meant giving up everything for her career including her own health. For Mikaela, being a chef meant constantly nourishing and caring for other people with nutritious meals, while sacrificing her own needs — skipping her own meals and feeding everyone except herself. Mikaela talks us through the terrifying process of beginning to set boundaries, the fear that washes over us when we try to say ‘no’ to someone else’s request for the first time. For Mikaela, resetting her boundaries meant starting to nourish herself first. Mikaela explains that the opportunity to nourish yourself is both a gift and a responsibility. I invite you to learn the gift of nourishing yourself by joining us this week. Learn more about Mikaela’s work and her weekly scoops at See for privacy information.
Jul 20, 2020
LeAnn Rimes - Finding Your True Self
LeAnn Rimes has been in the spotlight since her early childhood. Behind the media representations and projections of her celebrity image, LeAnn has worked hard to find her true self. In this episode, LeAnn shares with us some of her insights from her journey into self-inquiry. Through deep betrayal, depression and judgment, LeAnn began to tap into her repressed pain and anger. While few of us grow up as celebrities, all of us share the common experience of needing to find ourselves and our voices, often in situations where we are not fully supported. You can read more of LeAnn's story at See for privacy information.
Jul 13, 2020
Vasavi Kumar - Ready To Change
This week I welcome my old friend Vasavi Kumar, who works as a therapist and business strategist. It won’t take you long to get a feel for Vassi’s incredible capacity for speaking candidly, her energy is infectious. She’s authentically herself, refreshingly honest and straight speaking. All this leads to a powerful conversation on her upbringing, cultural background, cocaine, relationships, mental health and so much more. Seriously, we cover a lot of ground in this one. I’m so grateful I can bring you her story which is ultimately one of incredible growth and self-awareness that we can all draw inspiration from. This one is a MUST Listen.  See for privacy information.
Jul 06, 2020
Terri Cole - Crushing Codependency Myths
I am so excited to have Terri Cole back to dive deeper into codependency. I very much identify as recovering codependent, so there is no judgement at all when I say that so many of us have codependent traits that are holding us back from life and love. So many of us think we are helping others and that we would be selfish if we stopped caretaking other people’s needs. It’s human to want to care for others, it’s human to have deep empathy, but we cannot save people from themselves. We often don’t realise that our trying to save others means we are robbing another person of their own ability to take care of themselves or to become who they truly are. In all of the years I have been doing this work and the thousands and thousands of messages I receive, codependency is by far one of the biggest issues I see. That’s why I am so pumped to bring you ‘Crushing Codependency’ with Terri Cole. A 6-week interactive deep dive to free yourself from people-pleasing forever. Just us at I can’t wait to see you there!  See for privacy information.
Jun 29, 2020
Dr. Alexandra Solomon - How To Talk About Race
After the murder of George Floyd and the protests across the globe that have followed, I have received hundreds of questions on the topic. The question that so many of you asked is ‘how do I have hard conversations about race?’ For many of us, we need to find ways to engage with our partners, family, friends and colleagues on issues that might be completely outside of our previous experience. Now is the time to step into the work of not only educating ourselves on racism but also leading these conversations effectively so that we can take others on the journey toward anti-racism too. That’s why I am bringing you an extended episode with Dr. Alexandra Solomon to answer this question in great detail. Dr. Solomon talks us through the 7 steps required to have conversations on racism that will help us build deeper connection, empathy and trust and ultimately help us in building a more loving society. Follow Rachel Rodgers Find Professor Ibram X Kendi at Read Dr. Alexandra Solomon’s article here See for privacy information.
Jun 22, 2020
Live: The “right” Decisions in Love Are Challenging
This week in a special episode I wanted to discuss some really challenging and common questions I receive. To make the “right” decisions in love is challenging. There are so many layers of conditioning which not only shape our fears, but also limit what we think we’re capable of. First, we look at whether we should leave when the passion dies, and why is it that passion often fades in long term relationships?! Next, we dive further into the subject of emotional unavailability. We explore the deeper levels of “friends with benefits”, as well as the fear of asking about our relationship status. And finally, we chat about inconsistent texting and what a lack of someone replying can mean. These are some of the most important questions that so many of us struggle with, join me! See for privacy information.
Jun 19, 2020
Sylvester McNutt extended - It’s Complicated
I am so grateful that my main man Sylvester McNutt took the time to talk us through this incredibly difficult topic—as it is happening right now in the United States. I cannot think of a more generous, loving and insightful soul to begin this conversation with. Sylvester walks us through his life in so many ways, the history, the suffering, the love and the connections. He calls us forward to do the work required to truly connect. There are so many gaps in our awareness and so many complications that we must step toward to resolve. I hope you will all answer this call with me and join us as we dive deeper in coming weeks. Join Sylvester’s text community at 310 340 1677 and his website at The Willy Lynch letter The Tulsa Race Riots The Tuskegee Airmen in segregated armed forces     See for privacy information.
Jun 15, 2020
Maybe You’re Brilliant Not Broken - Special Episode
Welcome to this short stream of consciousness. No guest, Just me sharing some thoughts on awareness that have been living in me lately. We must turn into the truth and build compassion for ourselves as a basis for building compassion for others. The audio quality on this isn’t great but in the spirit of letting things flow I knew I couldn’t re-record. I hope this episode finds you well. See for privacy information.
May 29, 2020
Louis Alloro - The Power of Positive Psychology
When people ask what I’ve studied, I immediately think of my dear friend, Louis Alloro. Louis is an incredible person who teaches, leads and trains others in positive psychology and change management. In this episode Louis helps us breakdown some of the fundamentals of positive psychology and change. What is it about change that is so difficult for us as humans? Why do we find change so confronting and disruptive? How can we make space for joy amidst uncertainty and confusion? As Louis says “Live your life with the knowing that at least one of the pillars of your major belief systems—most likely the one you cling to the most fiercely—is dead wrong.” Find out more about Louis and his work here See for privacy information.
May 25, 2020
Selina Gray - Healing The Money Wound
Money is one of the top reasons for conflict in relationships and that is why the amazing Selina Gray is back this week. Selina is here to help us unpack our money story. That is, the beliefs we hold about money that shape the way we feel about ourselves. So many of us have unhealthy patterns with money, it could be overspending, or not feeling worthy of spending, or relying on money for a sense of self. While most of us understand that money can be a stressor and reason for conflict, few of us will have the chance to understand our money wounds and work to heal them. I hope this episode helps you begin on this journey. And if you want to go further you can join Selina and I, in our new deep dive money course 'Relationship To Money'. Find it at and use code CREATETHEMOOLA for early bird pricing before May 27! See for privacy information.
May 20, 2020
All about you Q&A - Chemistry and boundaries
This week in a special episode I wanted to discuss a few issues that live below the surface of our relationships and lives. First, why do we only have “crazy chemistry” with people that aren’t good for us? And why, when we start setting boundaries do we sometimes start to lose that “spark” we once felt? We go deeper in this by discussing a question about how to end a trauma bond, if you haven’t heard about trauma bonding then this question is for you. We also discuss how to begin to set healthy boundaries in a relationship where there is a lack of trust or lack of emotional safety. And finally, the difficult question of whether to stay or go. These are some of the most important questions that so many of us struggle with, join me! See for privacy information.
May 14, 2020
Mark Manson - Our Problems Are The Same
I am so excited to bring a double dose of Mark this week as I welcome best selling author Mark Manson. Mark Manson has been an influential figure in my life and I’m sure many of you are also followers of his work — I mean who hasn’t read his book “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck”? Mark and I jam on some common challenges we both saw in our relationship coaching work. We also reflect on the idea of “doing the work” and how this can really become a sticking point for people in opening up to change. So often, the challenges we face and the things that we get stuck on are the same. We are all living different experiences, but so many of our biggest problems are the same. If you haven't already seen his work you will want to check it out   See for privacy information.
May 11, 2020
Can You Hold Space? Special Episode
This episode is especially vulnerable for me. I recognize that we are all coping with an incredibly difficult time in different ways right now. There is so much fear, uncertainty and distress that makes compassion and connection so much more difficult. Today I ask if you can hold space too? Holding space does not mean we must agree or arrive at a consensus, it means we still have compassion even when we feel differently than one another. So I ask not how are we different, but how we are similar? See for privacy information.
May 04, 2020
Payal Sharma - Power at Work
I’m so excited to bring you Professor of Management and Organizational Psychologist Payal Sharma to the podcast. Payal is an expert on politics and power in the workplace and today she takes us on a journey through her incredible work in understanding how power relations impact us at work. We get into the tricky business of how gender intersects with power at work, and nerd out on the research around what makes a good leader. We also dive into her research around music video models. If you have ever wanted to understand more about leadership and power, do not miss this episode! Find out more about Payal’s work at     See for privacy information.
Apr 27, 2020
Yoda Olinyk - Cooking Saved Me
I’m so excited to bring you the story of my friend, author and chef Yoda Olinyk. Yoda walks us through the story of her past. How food and her love for cooking saved her from the most dark and trying moments. How suffering opened up a new world of wisdom for her. How a unaligned relationship slowly turned into a cycle of emotional abuse and how she ultimately rose from the ashes, finding her love and commitment to herself and her cooking again.    Find her online at See for privacy information.
Apr 20, 2020
Claim Your Voice - Solo Episode
When we are facing disconnection in our relationships, we often perceive major barriers blocking us from communicating. Often, we preempt the other person's negative response. We assume the other person is unable or unwilling to hear us, and as a result, we become defensive, withdrawn or over-express ourselves. What if instead, we trusted that other people have the capacity to really listen? What if we communicated our needs without preempting their response? What if we claimed our voice and used it regardless of anyone else’s ability to show up. What if we showed up for ourselves first?  See for privacy information.
Apr 13, 2020
Grounding Meditation - Special Episode
Join me as I bring you a grounding meditation. This is all about getting in touch with the anchors and the ground that forms the foundation below our feet. In times of crisis or upheaval, it's natural that we feel like we lose touch with the ground. This week's episode is all about getting us back in touch with the ground. Back into flow state and authenticity. It's so difficult to do right now, but it's so important that we take the time to do this. See for privacy information.
Apr 10, 2020
All About You - Special Q&A Episode
In this special episode I answer your recent questions around boundaries, feeling disconnected, deal breakers, betrayal and loss. Through these questions we dive into open relationships, having ‘one foot out the door’ and facing hard truths. I also walk you through my recent thoughts on coping with Covid-19, how we can stay grounded and how we can support one another during this crisis. See for privacy information.
Apr 06, 2020
Dr. Robert Graham - Corona Virus Q&A
I’m so happy to bring you my dear friend Dr. Robert Graham to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. Rob is a Harvard trained Physician and doctor of integrative medicine. In this episode, Rob skillfully breaks down the myths and misconceptions about coronavirus. He walks us through some key principles to stay safe and his fresh medicine perspective to stay physically and mentally well during this pandemic. Find Dr Rob Graham on his website and his Instagram Dr. Graham is a Harvard trained physician, Board Certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine and has over 15 years of clinical experience.  Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he received the Community Service Award and subsequently the prestigious “Attending of the Year” award.     See for privacy information.
Mar 30, 2020
The Edge Of Uncertainty - Special Episode
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”, John Lennon’s famous lyrics are so apt for the uncertainty we are facing across the entire world. So much of what we thought, planned, or hoped for has been quashed by the reality that nothing is ever truly certain. This epidemic has brought up so many fears, anxieties and responses. I want this episode to explore our humanness but also acknowledge that jumping into spiritualizing can be a bypass of the uncomfortable reality that this pandemic is doing real harm to so many people. While we are both physically distanced and living with this uncertainty, our community and our connections are so important. I hope this episode leaves you feeling more connected. See for privacy information.
Mar 27, 2020
Michelle Herzog - Toxic Dating Culture
Do you feel like your dating life is stale, or even toxic? Today’s guest is going to be a breath of fresh air for you. Michelle Herzog is a relationship expert, sex therapist and LMFT who is here to break down exactly what toxic dating culture means. In this episode we work through Tinder dating, gender roles, paying for first dates, to casual sex, and how to be ethical in dating. Most importantly, we break down how we can shift to take the lead in our dating life, declare our own needs, and end connections with kindness. Ultimately, we can turn a toxic dating culture into a healing one. This episode will show you how! Michelle Herzog, LMFT, CST is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with advanced training from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. She is an ethical dating advocate and utilizes a no BS approach towards educating and empowering people to craft values-based dating, relationship, and sexual experiences. Michelle is a true believer in the power of therapy and its ability to transform people's relationships with themselves and the ones they love. Michelle is the owner of the Center for Mindful Living, a relationship and sex therapy practice based in Chicago. Her specialized work is rooted in her personal belief system that everyone deserves a healthy and deeply pleasurable sex life. She can be contacted at:  Website:  Instagram: @chicagosextherapy  See for privacy information.
Mar 16, 2020
The Space Between - Special Episode
Come on in, make yourself at home in my head and heart and listen. This week it is me sharing some feels that have been flowing through me, no other guests... Just a big dose of Mark Groves in the feels. We're going to talk about ending with grace, the space between and holding space when it hurts. Welcome! See for privacy information.
Mar 13, 2020
Yung Pueblo - Embracing Change
I am so honoured to have Diego Perez, the writer and philosophical genius behind the pen name Yung Pueblo on the show. Diego and I discuss all the delicious ways that life is an array of constant change. As individuals, couples and communities we are in constant flux. The ways we either embrace or avoid change say so much about the way we find peace and grace during change. How can we embrace the messiness that is inherent to the constant change of life—while protecting our boundaries and having an open heart? There is so much to unpack on both the global and individual level. Let’s dive into it. diego perez is the writer behind the pen name yung pueblo. the name yung pueblo means “young people.” it serves to remind him of his ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. his favorite word, liberation, took on a deeper meaning once he started meditating vipassana. through writing and speaking, he aims to support the healing of the individual, realizing that when we release our personal burdens, we contribute to a global peace. Find him on Instagram  Check out his book here See for privacy information.
Mar 09, 2020
Jasmine Rose - Holistic Fertility
Jasmine Rose, holistic fertility expert joins me this week for a look at her journey and her work with fertility in the emerging holistic health movement. With an emphasis on coming back to self, we uncover the stigmas associated with women embarking on their fertility journey. We unpack the deep emotional work that brought Jasmine to healing her health in an unexpected way. I can’t thank Jasmine enough for bringing this topic to light and am honoured to partake in such a vulnerable discussion with her. Whichever life stage you are at, this is a must-listen. Jasmine Rose is a Holistic Fertility Specialist + Womb Connector. She focused on bringing heart into the fertility journey + accessing the WHY when discovering dis-ease within the womb space. Jasmine believes that play, pleasure + desire are the golden keys to life. You can find her at @humblewildwellness on Instagram See for privacy information.
Mar 02, 2020
Jaime Jenkins - Own Your Healing
So many of us struggle with addiction of some kind. But the topic is still shrouded in secrecy and shame, leaving so many people feeling alone or lost in how to begin their healing. This week, I have my dear friend and human behaviour expert, Jaime Jenkins to join me on the show. Jaime and I walk through the relationship between shame, trauma and addiction. We unpack how we can move from feeling alone and detached from our experiences, toward feeling connected and in control of our journey. And, how we can shift from avoidance and denial of our pain, toward feeling and owning our own journey. Jaime Booth Jenkins BSW MAPP is a human behaviour change specialist and addictions researcher. She is currently completing her MSc Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health focusing on the experience of flourishing after addiction. Her work focuses on helping people to overcome internal obstacles that are preventing them from achieving their ultimate goals and dreams. She sits as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Make Music Matter - and believes in the power of music to change the world. She lives in Nova Scotia Canada with her husband, dog, two daughters, and quite a few chickens.  IG: @practicallyawesome TikTok: @mamajenkins Website (Make Music Matter): See for privacy information.
Feb 28, 2020
To Stay Or Go - Special Episode
What happens when you wake up and realize you aren’t happy in your relationship? What if you feel like you’re outgrowing your partner? What if you’re outgrowing your old life? As we go deeper in our journey toward our inner truth we often find that our old patterns, habits and relationships need to shift. This can bring up a lot of anxiety and tension especially if we have had codependent patterns. Part of our healing is learning how to honour our growth while navigating our relationship with others. Part of our healing is leaning into the discomfort and uncertainty that comes up when we let our relationships shift, change and maybe even end. See for privacy information.
Feb 24, 2020
Makenzie Chilton - Love Your Mondays
People often say “don’t quit your day job”, but what if you do? This week I am joined by the wonderful Makenzie Chilton to talk about how we can stop dreading the work week and start loving our Mondays. Makenzie’s mission is all about discovering what you want in life—thinking bigger, thinking outside of the box, engaging the imaginative inner child within you that is still awaiting their chance to live their dreams. Makenzie walks us through her process to uncover what it is you need to do to start loving your Mondays. Find Mackenzie @loveyourmondays and Makenzie Chilton is an ex prison counsellor turned career coach and the founder of Love Your Mondays. Since 2013 she has been helping people all over the world find their dream careers and start businesses with her signature program the WTF?! Sessions. Using her education in psychology and her background in business she strives to give her clients (and pretty much anyone that will listen) strategic advice that gets people where they want to go. Believing that society would be a happier healthier place if people were in alignment with their careers, she has made it her mission to help people get there. Coffee is Makenzie's main food group and she lives in the mountains with her dog Bruce, who is very clearly the real boss. See for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2020
Hurt people, hurt people - Special Episode
We have all been treated badly to some extent—by our parents, our partners, our exes, our old friends, by the narcissists of the world. But once we’ve identified where we’ve been victimized, our job is to step beyond being a victim of the world and reclaim our power. Our work is to look within and enquire into what it is within us that allows painful dynamics to continue in our lives. What is it that stops us from setting boundaries, from saying ‘no’ to things that make us feel unloved, from claiming our right to be fully worthy? This week we explore all aspects of waking up to our worth and importantly how healed people heal people. See for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2020
Sylvester McNutt - Free Yourself
Sylvester McNutt III is an 8x best selling author and his passion for living a life of freedom and truth is contagious. Join us as we roll through the experiences that shaped his work as a writer, from his childhood to teen life, to today where he is now expecting a child of his own. Sylvester tells all about where his fire for self-expression comes from and how he lives that today. After listening to this podcast you’ll understand why his work has been so popular, he drops some gems on authenticity and shows us how to truly walk the talk. Find Sylvester on Instagram here and his Website See for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2020
All About You - What Do You Really Want?
In the new "All About You" series, I am reading your letters and diving deep into tough questions from you about your relationships, love, and what you really want from life. To begin I touch on my current journey—how I am learning to let go of the future I thought I would have and give space to the new and unknown in my life. I then cover some challenging and common situations that you have written to me about: the ex that promises to change, the new partner that is still seeing their ex, the partner that works too much, and not feeling the same about marriage and kids as our partner. I so appreciate the opportunity to know what is on your heart and I thank you for sharing this with me and everyone who will benefit from hearing your story. I'm really excited about this new format, so please share with me your thoughts and feelings on how this resonated for you. If you have a letter for a podcast you can share it via the 'Ask Mark' tab at the link in my Instagram bio. Big love to you! See for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2020
This Is The Work - Special Episode
This moment isn’t an obstacle—however hard it is, this moment is always the path and the opportunity to come home to yourself. We are all spiritual beings in human being bodies. So who are you when the masks are dropped? Who are you underneath the roles, jobs, stories and busyness of life? Who are you when you really sit in the truth of your existence? If we just sit in this moment we can finally rejoin our inner stillness—the silence that contains all the answers, the truth, the essence of who we are. I recorded this as an invitation for you to stop running, to be still and rejoin your soul on this journey home. See for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2020
Michelle Dow - Mark’s First "Girlfriend" Tells Her Story
Okay, “girlfriend” might be a strong term…but either way, I am so grateful that  Michelle Dow, the first woman I “dated”, agreed to come on my podcast and share her story. Michelle and I go way back to childhood and I’d like to say we were both each other's first love and heartbreak, but I think I that story lives a little more on my side than hers. Last year, I shared some of my feelings about our breakup, and today Michelle calls me out for not contacting her first to discuss it. So this episode is as real as they come. This is about Michelle’s story, how she experienced me and our breakup and how she feels about it all today. I super appreciate her being open to having this conversation, it was a lot of fun and I think you’ll enjoy it too. See for privacy information.
Jan 15, 2020
Terri Cole - Codependency, The Disease To Please
The Amazing Terri Cole is back talking all things codependency. Think you’re not codependent? Perhaps you're an empath? Terri introduces the concept of the ‘High Functioning Codependent’ to break down what exactly codependency is and what factors are underlying it. We get very clear on the signs and symptoms of codependency, and the consequences of codependency throughout childhood, single life and long term relationships. I cannot speak highly enough of Terri's expertise in this space and I could not wait to have her back on the show to dive deeper into this incredibly important topic. If you have ever wondered whether you are empathic or perhaps have some traits of codependency, you cannot miss this show! Plus as a bonus Terri is offering listeners the More Love Meditation Challenge for a limited time - head to Find out all about Terri's wonderful work here See for privacy information.
Jan 10, 2020
Emma Tait - Learning To Let Go
When I was asked to speak on grief, I knew immediately Emma Tait would be the ideal guest for this show. Emma Tait is the driving force behind much of Create The Love, she not only keeps our team together but so much of my life too. Emma walks us through the essentially undefinable path of grief. In her gentle but clear way, she shows us how the answer is found in accepting there is no answer, that sometimes the only way to make sense of life is to see there is no making sense. Emma shares her personal story of loss and how much she has learned to surrender to grief and pain, and in doing so, letting it move through - allowing it to come and go - rather than becoming stuck in the storyline. If you are trying to make sense of any kind of grief this episode is full of lessons for you. Find Emma on Instagram here! Read Emma's article on grief here. Emma Tait is a writer, soul guide, woodsman, dog mom, and soon to be human mom - to name a few. Emma’s life’s work is to empower others to meet, know, love, and walk with their whole selves through all of life’s ebbs and flows. She believes the way forward is for each of us to come back to ourselves through mastering our emotional, physical, and spiritual wisdom. She guides others through her writing, 1:1 coaching, and speaking as they begin the inward journey of embodying the courage to show up and be seen, a journey which always begins within. Connect with her on Instagram. See for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2020
Evan Shy - Can Work And Life Balance?
This week I welcome hiitide founder and CEO Evan Shy. hiitide is the amazing personal growth platform that hosts my bookclub. Evan and I recognize how life and work are not separate but deeply intertwined and for that reason we are not just colleagues but also friends. Join us as we delve into relationships, authenticity and fulfilment through the lens of business. We bring light to the synergy of having integrity and alignment in your relationships both inside and outside of work. Evan reflects on the epic concept of Extreme Ownership and we trade stories of how we’ve each used this approach to empower ourselves and learn from past decisions. If you’re starting down the path of creating alignment between your values and your work, THIS is the episode for you! Find Hiitide here Connect with Evan here! Evan Shy leverages a decade of human physiology research and entrepreneurship to make personal growth more accessible.  Beyond business, he’s published work in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, author of “Fitness that Fits”, and contributing author to collegiate text “Food for an Aging Population”, Evan’s background has created a diverse formula of science-based methods with a bias for practical application for a new generation of leaders.  The hiitide crew of scientists, coaches, and engineers are on a mission to make learning and growth a daily practice for a million people by 2025. See for privacy information.
Dec 30, 2019
Shadeen Francis - Is Sex Really The Problem?
Sex and relationship therapist Shadeen Francis joins me this week for perhaps the most intelligent and fascinating conversation about humping you’re likely to ever hear! What does a sex therapist do? Who needs a sex therapist? What feelings are behind sex? How do you negotiate better sex? What does better sex even mean? Shadeen goes deep on all of these questions, while also shedding light on common misconceptions about arousal, desire and our sexual needs. Shadeen's background in neuroscience and academia inform her beautiful personal philosophy of freedom, liberation and human connection. She serves up some truly delicious insights about sex and connection that make this episode worthy of a replay or three!  Follow Shadeen on Instagram @shadeenfrancislmft And find her work on her website here! See for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2019
Connor Beaton - Bringing Cheating Out Of The Shadows
Not only is Connor Beaton the creator of ManTalks, he is also one of my closest friends! This week Connor joins me to discuss all the things men don’t usually talk about. Connor shares his journey of living with lies, how he hid so many parts of himself, lied about his failing career, and cheated on previous partners to find external validation. We dive deep into the shadow, that is -- the aspects of ourself that we are ashamed of and/or reject, and we look at how hitting rock bottom is often the starting point to finally telling the truth. Once we begin to see and speak the truth, there is no going back. From perpetual liar, to avid truth-teller, Connor proves that ‘once a cheater always a cheater’ is a shame-based myth. Find Connor on his website here and on Instagram here! Check out my Boundaries course now See for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2019
Jules Webber - The Shame Train
All aboard the shame train! Join my dear friend Jules Webber and I on a special extended episode this week all about shame. We dive right into the parental, societal and religious origins for feelings of shame. Jules bravely shares her own experiences of shame at every age of her life, ranging from her early childhood memories of suppressing her true self, to later pledging abstinence with a religious authority, to her first sexual experience and the intense shame around sex as a woman, then to her recent divorce after a 10 year marriage. There are tears, laughter and endless insights about the universal human experience of shame, and our need for connection and belongingness with our community and most importantly within ourselves. Whatever your religious beliefs might be, this episode is a must-hear. Find Jules on her website Follow Jules on Instagram Jules works with women one-to-one in intimacy and feminine energy. After feeling shame in her sexuality, her relationships, and even her career, Jules began healing the only relationship she knew she’d be in forever: the one she had with herself. Her work in radical self-acceptance led to a coaching practice where she helps women connect with the genuine empowerment in intimacy that we all long for, but sometimes feel afraid of. She is also a mother, writer, and storyteller. See for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2019
The Angry Therapist - Beyond The Honeymoon Phase
This week John Kim @theangrytherapist makes a much-anticipated return to the podcast. John has made his mark on Instagram, sharing authentic, raw and unfiltered views on life, love and everything in-between and I'm honoured to call him a true friend. Join us as we dive into some deep waters around the tricky topic of dating. We break down how to swim 'past the breakers' - from the chaos of early dating to reach the calmer, deeper waters of relationship. We share our personal stories of heartbreak, codependency and self-betrayal, along with the self-work and awareness that has brought us both to far deeper breakthroughs in our connections to self and others. Wherever you are at in your dating life, I know this episode will have something powerful for you! Check out @theangrytherapist on Instagram Join John's text messaging list here! See for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2019
I’m Not Breaking, I’m Awakening - Special Episode
I am sharing my personal episode this week from the very edge of my truth. Life, to me, is best spent on the edge of what we know. The juice is found in the space that is outside of the familiar. I’m at currently at the edge of what my mind and body knows, the edge of grief, the edge of acceptance and surrender. When what we think we know is brought into question, the truth is realized. I’m still realizing... a lot. This week I invite you to join me into this awakening, and everything that comes with it. As Rumi says, “The wound is the place the light enters you.” Welcome to it all. See for privacy information.
Nov 29, 2019
The Mother Loving Future - Soulmates or Life Partners?
This week Mark is joined by the Mother Loving Future podcast hosts Amber L'Estrange and Jenna Pennrose. This episode was recorded live on stage at the Mercado Sagrado festival. In this discussion, we go deep into how relationships can be a portal for growth and healing. And in particular, how different relationship archetypes such as soul mates, life partners and twin flames, can all be necessary at different stages of life as we go through different phases of evolution and transformation.  Check out the Mother Loving Future Podcast Here Learn more about the Mercado Sagrado festival Here Join my Breakup Recovery Course here! See for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2019
You Are Not Your Story - Special Episode
Your story does matter because it shaped you, but it is not who you are. Join me on a solo journey this week as I shed some light on how Create The Love came to be. Create The Love was born in part by my break down that came from the ending of a relationship. Rock bottoms are a chance to meet ourselves, and I was called in that breakup to break away from the social conditioning and pressure to 'fit in'. Over time, I have gradually learned to continue to let go of the life that I was taught to want and in doing so connected to my inner truth. That truth is, I don’t want to live behind masks. Love is not scarce, it is everywhere, and it is up to us to create it and cultivate it. In this episode I share some of the events of my childhood, teen years and early adulthood and reflect on how they shaped my journey. I go deep into how I learned to sit with and learn from painful experiences and emotions and invite you to do the same. Lastly, I want to thank you all for being such an important part of this journey and for joining me in creating the love together. See for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2019
Selina Gray - What Masks Do You Wear?
Selina Gray is an epic friend of mine who opens up on her journey to dropping the mask. Selina grew up with that feeling of being “not enough” due to both her mother’s criticism as well as not feeling "wealthy". Becoming a hustler early on meant Selina achieved huge financial success but found herself trapped within the mask of having it all. She found herself surrounded by money, labels and “success” but felt no meaning or connection. This week we discuss how Selina dropped the mask, how her body finally said no, and how she stepped into her truth to create Money Boss. Follow Selina on Instagram Join the Money Boss Facebook here! See for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2019
Sahara Rose - What Is Your Dosha?
Do you ever find yourself feeling out of balance, maybe with food, energy, or relationships? Sahara Rose opens us up to the world of ancient Ayurvedic medicine and the mind-body dosha system to understand what your body truly needs in order to be in balance. We work through the three dosha types, how to know your dosha, how to know if you’re in balance and how to get into balance if you’re not. If Ayurveda is new to you, then you cannot miss Sahara Rose! Follow Sahara Rose on Instagram Check out Sahara’s podcast Take Sahara’s dosha quiz! Sahara Rose is the host of the Highest Self Podcast, ranked as the #1 top podcast in the spirituality category on iTunes and best-selling author of Eat Feel Fresh and Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda. She has been called “a leading voice for the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra. She loves to make spiritual + Ayurvedic wisdom fun and relatable so it can serve the needs of today's people. See for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2019
Amy Young - Back By Popular Demand
Our most popular podcast guest @AmyYoungCo is back this week for a no holds barred conversation. We started with a Q&A about connections and friendships with exes. It quickly evolved into a free flowing conversation about speaking without filters, sexualisation of social media, Instagram ‘likes’, gender norms, #MeToo, compassion, unifying with the male experience and healing through connection. If you loved Amy's last episode (of course you did!) then you don't want to miss this one! Follow Amy on her website here and her Instagram here! See for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2019
Josh Trent - Who Am I Really?
My good friend Josh Trent, CEO of @wellnessforce has joined me this week to discuss his journey home to truth. Josh started out much like myself in jobs, roles and spaces that did not align with his true inner being. His awakening started with health and wellness, but then became so much more. Josh explains a series of reckonings to be real that pulled him toward alignment, as well as the continuous process of expanding, letting go and coming closer to your true self. As Josh explains, the truth is hidden in plain sight and we can all find it by looking within. Learn more about Josh and Wellness Force here! Josh Trent is the Founder of Wellness Force Media and host of the Wellness Force Radio Podcast. Josh has spent the past 16 years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.   See for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2019
Adulting is Hard
This week I share more about Ky and I’s breakup and a closing ceremony we did for our relationship. I share about my process. Wow. I’m not gonna lie… this week was a tough one to do. I get emotional, I stay open. I discuss what it means to “adult”. How to navigate life’s pains and how to build trust again in oneself rather than making other people the authority on your life. No one knows you better than you. Enjoy this episode and grab a few Kleenex… not for you, but for me. :) See for privacy information.
Oct 11, 2019
Erin Skye Kelly - The Cost Of Toxic Relationships
I am proud to call Erin Skye Kelly a true friend, mentor, and all around boss. Not only has she totally transformed my world, but she has done the same for countless others, and most importantly herself too. In this episode we dive right into the power of our own choices, we go deep into my current heartbreak, and we unpack the process by which Erin ended the toxic relationship with her family of origin. This is such an important topic for so many people who struggle with difficult or abusive parents. There is so much to learn about the power of boundaries and choices to shape our future. Join Erin Skye Kelly here! Listen to the podcast on silence we were discussing called Gangaji here! See for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2019
The Holistic Psychologist - Ending Family Enmeshment
Dr Nicole LePera @the.holistic.psychologist is truly a game changer in the world of psychology and mental wellness. I was so honoured to join her and discuss her very personal journey into becoming the holistic psychologist and her movement for self-healing. Dr LePera opens up with us on her own childhood, her working through familial enmeshment and codependency, and her foundational practices for self care that are so crucial for every one of us. It is a truly courageous journey to confront the harm we may face within our own family unit, and to break free from bonds that may feel impossible to change. I hope that for anyone who is struggling with difficult or enmeshed family patterns, the wisdom of Dr LePera gives you renewed hope for a future of freedom to be your true self. Find more of The Holistic Psychologists resources Here! Find The Holistic Psychologist YouTube Here! Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University and the New School. She is a holistic psychologist who founded the Mindful Healing Center in Philadelphia. Her work addresses the connection between the mind and body and incorporates nutrition, lifestyle and psychological wellness practices. She is the creator of the movement #selfhealers where people from around the world are joining together in community to take healing into their own hands.   See for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2019
Dr Jeremy Goldberg - Holding Space For Heartbreak
My good friend Dr Jeremy Goldberg @longdistancelovebombs has joined me this week to dive deep into heartbreak. We both open up about our past experiences of breakups and heartbreak, we go all the way back to our childhoods and early experiences. We explore how our conceptions of love and heartbreak have radically transformed as we have both done our work as adults over the years. This was such a healing and loving episode for me, where we both explored our pain and held space for each other. I really hope this episode helps you in having compassion for your own heartbreaks too. Find out more about the Breakup Recovery Special Live Call Offer here! Find out more about Dr Jeremy Goldberg here! See for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2019
Relationship Endings Aren't Failures - Special Episode
Maya Angelou famously said that ‘love liberates, it doesn’t bind’. My relationship coming to a close is not a failing, a giving up, or a problem to be solved. In this episode I want to refocus on what is important - the victory isn’t the relationship lasting - the victory is in the process of who you become along the way. And through this process I have been fully liberated, to being all of myself, to loving, and to living all out with no holds barred. This is exactly the delicious, messy, complex journey that I love, that is life. After spending some time connecting to the universe and self, I am surrendering to letting life move through me, I am turning towards it all. I hope that this episode will invite you to do the same. Join my special Breakup Recovery Live Here! See for privacy information.
Sep 19, 2019
Hilary Jacobs Hendel - Why You Can’t Just “Get Over It”
Every single human has surely suffered with feeling invalidated for their emotions. Author of ’It’s Not Always Depression’ and psychotherapist, Hilary Jacobs Hendel joined us to explore her ground-breaking work on emotions. Many of us have never really learned the true anatomy of our emotions. As Hilary explains, we can build our lives around avoiding the true feeling of our emotions. For many of us our early experiences with emotions involved us being told to ‘get over it’ in one way or another. Fully embracing emotions like anger and hurt means going against our conditioning, and some of these emotions seem downright scary. Could we end up lashing out in rage? Or could embracing our pain actually open the pathway toward calm, composure and compassion? Hilary walks us through the model she uses that allows people to experience - often for the first time in their lives - how to fully feel a feeling, and the freedom that this experiences offers us. 1.30 mins - Introduction to the Break up Recovery course. 4 mins - Introduction to Hilary Jacobs Hendel. 6 mins - Emotions are involuntary physical responses, we cannot just ‘get over them’. 9 mins - What are positive emotions - expansive experiences, what does it feel like to allow them to arise? 14 mins - “It runs in the family” the narrative of inherited patterns. 18 mins - What is anxiety and how does it exist within the body? 22 mins - Understanding the change triangle and the impact of shame. 29 mins - Experiencing the full emotional wave, the emotional experience of anger. 39 mins - Moving though childhood trauma. 47 mins - How do we know if we have suppressed core emotions? 54 mins - I feel therefore I am. 1hr 3mins - Working through other peoples emotions. 1hr 18mins - Free resources from Hilary Jacobs Hendel. Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, takes the complex world of emotions and makes them easy to understand for all. She is author of the award-winning self-help book on emotions called, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House, 2018). She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, Oprah, Salon, and professional journals. Hendel also consulted on the psychological development of characters on AMC’s Mad Men. Hilary’s blog on emotions and how to use them for wellbeing is read worldwide. For more FREE resources on emotions and emotional health, visit: Find out more about the Change Triangle Here It's Not Always Depression by Hilary Jacobs Hendel See for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2019
Dr. Kelly Brogan - End The War Against Yourself
This game-changing episode will entirely change the way you look at mental health. Dr Kelly Brogan is a psychiatrist and a New York Times bestselling author who has walked the path of integrative and holistic health. While being trained as a psychiatrist, Dr Brogan was a staunch supporter of the pharmaceutical model for symptom suppression. After her own illness and resultant awakening, Dr Brogan entirely changed her clinical practice. Dr Brogan describes the “bait and switch” trap of the medical system, capturing highly sensitive people with medications that often turn situational pain into chronic illness. She argues that rather than suppressing our symptoms we can learn what they are here to teach us, we can see our vulnerability as a gift rather than a curse. Far from being trapped, we are emerging into a zeitgeist of reparenting and unconditional love for self. Dr Brogan describes the joy of liberation from darkness and the power in self care. We can all liberate ourselves to life and Dr Brogan walks us through the model she uses to heal all kinds of illness. 1 min - Introduction from Mark, Dr. Kelly Brogan’s book, psychological science, pharmaceuticals, and all of their interconnectedness. 7 mins - Dr. Kelly Brogan’s introduction. 9 mins - Dr. Kelly Brogan’s background in psychiatry, her journey to integrative and holistic psychiatry. Realising that as a clinician nobody was ever encouraged to investigate the root causes of presenting symptoms. 13 mins - The story we tell ourselves about our mental health, we cannot win the war against ourselves. 18 mins - Doctor induced harm and the impact of medication on making symptoms chronic. The role of habit forming chemicals. Why psychiatrists would remain defensive of a school of thought they’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in learning. 23 mins - The risks of medications emerging in recent research, the benefit of medications going to only 18% of patients. 28 mins - Working with vulnerability rather than against it. Self discovery vs symptom suppression. The bait and switch, capturing highly sensitive people within the system. 32 mins - Beginning to relate to pain as a source of power rather than weakness. The joy of liberation from darkness and secrecy. The power of self care and self liberation. 46 mins - The chemical imbalance theory of mental health and the shift away from it. How to turn off the alarm bells that activate the flight, fight, freeze. 57 mins - Making the decision to heal from the root. Making the decision to end the suffering. 1.05 mins - Dr Brogan’s model for self healing, the common types of illness and the model for healing these. Changing mentality and the resultant shift in your life.\ Kelly Brogan, M.D., is a holistic health psychiatrist, author of the New York Times bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and the children’s book, A Time for Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board-certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two. Preorder Dr Kelly Brogan's newest book 'Own Your Self' Here! See for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2019
Alistair Moes - Lose Your Temper
Anger is one of the most powerful emotions, it can change lives and change the world. But it can also become incredibly destructive. Alistair Moes (Angerman) is an expert on all things anger. In this episode we delve into what anger means, what it looks like and feels like and how we can use it in healthy ways to deepen our connections with self and others. 1 min - Intro from Mark - the difficulty in engaging with our anger. 3 mins - The breakup recovery course. 4 mins - Intro to Alistair Moes - what happens when we don’t express anger? 6 mins - The link between our gut health and our anger. 11 mins - Alistair’s own experience with boundaries in childhood. 20 mins - Identifying where you are repressing emotions. 28 mins  - The power of listening and witnessing your partner. 41 mins - The power in choosing to have hard conversations. 49 mins - The connection between rage and grief. 56 mins - How to engage with your anger, using resources to learn about anger. Alistair Moes (Angerman) is an International Anger Management Expert and Author, who has been working professionally as a counsellor/educator since 1989 and as an anger management specialist in private practice since 1995. Alistair has worked with those who have enormous challenges in the world: from high performance business leaders, gold medal winning Olympic and professional athletes and coaches people that are close to homeless. Anger is an equal opportunity emotion. Alistair has developed a manner of working, which is respectful, solution-focussed and based on both academic theory and extensive experience. This experience includes working with trauma, and historic abuse in a manner that honours each person and allows for deep healing.  Find Angerman on Instagram here and more resources here See for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2019
Mark Wolynn - What Trauma Have You Inherited?
Do you know what traumas happened to your grandparents, or great-grandparents? Do you know how those traumas might be impacting on your patterns or triggers today? My guest this week is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of intergenerational trauma. Mark Wolynn not only shares his research and understandings of the field, but also his own story and the stories of some of his clients in understanding their inherited traumas. I was completely mindblown by this episode, whether you know your family history or not, you absolutely must not miss this conversation. Episode Highlights: 3 mins - Intro to Mark Wolynn and family trauma. 5 mins - How major life events or triggers can relate to experiences of previous generations. 11 mins - Are we ‘wired this way’ or have we inherited our patterns? 13 mins - How we can understand the nature of epigenetics through research on mice. 20 mins - Why do we repeat our traumas? 24 mins - The story of Sarah and her grandparents trauma. 32 mins - The ‘family tree’ and who the family system includes beyond biological family members. 37 mins - Opening up the possibility of our ‘work’ being beyond just our individual experiences, how our ‘remembrances’ live in our body. 40 mins - Mark Wolynn’s story of his own inherited traumas. 43 mins - Recoding or rewiring our stress responses. 48 mins - Mark Wolynn’s workshops and resources. Episode Notes: Mark Wolynn (accent on second syllable) is the director of the Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco. He is a leading expert in the field of inherited family trauma. His book It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle is the winner of the 2016 Nautilus Book Award in psychology, and has been translated into 17 languages. His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body Green,, Elephant Journal and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker.  See for privacy information.
Aug 25, 2019
Why Love Breaks Us Open - Special Episode
These personal special episodes have been truly cathartic for me in uncovering the vulnerable, raw emotions that I would have once repressed. In this episode I explore attachment styles, our needs and boundaries. For those of us with anxious attachment patterns, we often give up parts of ourselves in order to stay in relationship. But this doesn’t have to be our destiny, by connecting with our truth we have the power to rewrite our story completely. 1 min - The power of sharing and not repressing emotion. 5 mins - Having compassion for ourselves. 7 mins - Attachment styles and the research behind them. 14 mins - 10 seconds of courage to make a change in your life. 18 mins - If you have resentment, you have bad boundaries. 22 mins - What we do when we’re afraid of love. 27 mins - What is a breakup here to teach us? 29 mins - The breakup recovery course. See for privacy information.
Aug 23, 2019
Megan Jane Soutar - Do You Feel Your Feelings?
Many of us assume that we automatically feel our feelings, but unfortunately it’s not that simple. There are so many ways society encourages us to deny, avoid and repress emotions. Megan Jane Soutar is a self healing guide who I have had the honor of knowing as a friend and client for many years. As Megan describes in our interview, her transformation has taken her from someone who numbed emotion, to someone who intellectualized emotion, then finally to someone who could FEEL their emotions, fully. And in this transformation Megan has come to working with others in truly feeling their feelings too.  Episode Highlights: 1 min - Marks introduction, dealing with hard emotions. 6 mins - Introduction to Megan Souter and her role as a self healing guide. 15 mins - Numbing emotions instead of feeling them. 17 mins - Megan’s experience of depression in childhood and living with mental illness within the family. 21 mins - Living within a disruptive household. 27 mins - Intellectualizing emotions to avoid feeling them. 31 mins - The safety to have your own experience and emotions. 39 mins - Megan’s experience of bullying throughout school. 46 mins - Living at your highest level of integrity.  50 mins - Dealing with major life changes and coming off of medications. 59 mins - How Megan is using her story in her life and work today. 1hr 7 mins - Shaming our feelings. 1hr 18 mins - Stepping out of the story we have been assigned. Episode Links: Megan Jane Souter Megan's Instagram   See for privacy information.
Aug 18, 2019
Miles Rote - Break up with your phone.
Technology has completely changed our world, but have we adapted? The online revolution has opened new avenues for addiction, social connection, disconnection and distress. There are millions of ways that we are marketed to become addicted to technology: the colours, sounds, styles, ‘likes’, games and more. We can change our relationship to technology, but it means going so much deeper than just setting rules or limits. This weeks episode is so important, I will admit I have struggled with my relationship to technology and have learned so much from Miles on how to change this. Episode highlights: 1 min - Intro to episode by Mark Groves. 4 mins - Intro to Miles, how our bodies react to the online world in relation to our biological evolution. 9 mins - How social cues impact our wellbeing, both online and offline. 15 mins - How our relationship to the world can lose its sense of reality when we are so often online. 18 mins - The mentality of “just do it”. 22 mins - Mark’s anxiety around his phone. 27 mins - Changing our subconscious relationship to technology. 32 mins - How much time are we spending with screens per day? 34 mins - Digital detoxing. 41 mins - Taking control of technology instead of letting it control you. 47 mins - New avenues for connection online, a new world of choices. 52 mins - Being conscious of our online behavior, what is behind it? Episode links: Miles Rote’s Online Course:  How to use social media to improve your wellbeing Miles Rote - Self Mastery Teacher & Digital Wellness Coach, Miles illuminates the effects of modern technology on humanity & helps bridge the growing gap between our online world & our inner one through his platform, How To Become Yourself.  Miles Rote's Website See for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2019
Why Relationships Are (Really) Hard
In this special episode I dive into my personal story of awakening and rejoining my heart. We all suffer betrayals, usually beginning in our childhood. And often in these betrayals, we learn to hide away parts of ourselves to survive and remain connected to those around us. This is my story of undoing those learnings and making the choice to claim my personal truth. 1:00 - Introduction to the Create The Love Bookclub. 3:00 - Mark's story of his engagement ending. 6:00 - How and why we end up hiding parts of ourselves. 9:00 - Making the choice to rejoin my heart. 12:00 - When I decided I was done with relationships. 15:00 - Give yourself the space to make mistakes, life is your playground. How to use your triggers. 20:00- Leaving too soon or staying too long? 22:00 - Relationships are the greatest determinant of health. 28:00 - The power of connection to self. Episode Notes: Join our Create The Love Bookclub! See for privacy information.
Aug 09, 2019
Anahata Ananda - The Journey Home To Truth
Anahata Ananda is a wonderful friend of mine, she is also a healer, coach and guide and in this episode she walks us through the connection between spirituality and relationship. We go deep into understanding how a spiritual journey can lead us home to ourselves, and how the depth of our spiritual connection to ourself relates so much to our depth of connection with our partner. Anahata supports us in seeing how our life experiences can lift us toward faith and consciousness and out of the victim mentality.  Episode Highlights: 1 mins - Mark’s introduction - the narratives we live and how we can break them. 8 mins - Book Club Introduction! Join the Create The Love Community. 11 mins - Anahata Ananda introduction.  13 mins - Finding humour in the journey. 15 mins - The spiritual crisis, what is it? What tangents do we have to follow in order to find the path back to wholeness? 23 mins - How our journey relates to our chakras. 34 mins - Are you living out of fear or faith? What clues or messages are you not listening to?  38 mins - When we put the burden of alignment on our partner.  46 mins - How much baggage we all carry and how we can start to move through it. 50 mins - How we can step out of victim mentality and into consciousness. 55 mins - Unconditional love, the journey of coming home to unconditional love. 60 mins - Where are you still holding onto pain? 1hr 5mins - Finding the way to our truth is a process not an outcome, reclaiming your truth. Episode Notes: Free Chakra Balancing Audio Guide And Discount Codes! Anahata Ananda blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. As a Certified High-Performance Coach, Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands of individuals through core life shifts, helping them to turn their life around and manifest the life of their dreams. Anahata is the host of the internationally acclaimed Shamangelic Healing Podcast. She is the founder of Shamangelic Healing, based in Sedona Arizona, where she offers high-performance coaching, inspirational workshops, group retreats, private healing sessions, and online courses. For more about Anahata's services, visit: See for privacy information.
Aug 04, 2019
Mike Campbell - Why Can’t Men Commit?
Mike Campbell is a men’s coach who specialises in helping men connect to their hearts in every aspect of life. In this episode we go deep in unpacking the messages men receive throughout their lives about love and commitment. Why do so many men seem to swim in the emotional shallow end of relationships? How do we deal with avoidance in relationship? AND, how can we change the narrative? Mike is as real as they come and a true friend, I am honored that he has shared this important and necessary conversation with us all. Episode Highlights: 1 min - Introduction from Mark. 3 mins - The Breakup Recovery Course is now live. 5 mins - Mike Campbell introduction, what does coaching men involve?  9 mins - Masculinity and the societal messages about being male and committing to relationships. 13 mins - The avoidance of relationship and commitment, the power of fear, what is below this fear? 20 mins - The invalidation of our emotional expression that so often occurs. 22 mins - What is stopping men from opening up? The impact of suffering in silence. 28 mins - Staying in the ‘safety’ of the superficial world. 32 mins - Mike’s engagement breakup story, how he went straight into business and how he started to open up. 39 mins - The necessity of hard conversation, are you willing to walk away if your partner can’t step forward? 43 mins - Dealing with a partner who ‘dances in the grey area’. 49 mins - Becoming ‘grounded’ with yourself and dealing with becoming grounded in relationship. 55 mins - How boundaries can help to create trust and truth in relationship. Episode Notes: Breakup Recovery Course Mike Campbell Instagram Mike Campbell is a men’s coach, author, and tragic wannabe professional stone fruit eater, Mike is the founder of The School of Personal Mastery – a group coaching program for men wanting to get their shit together and achieve greater success and happiness in their career, relationships, and life - without the guilt and hang-ups.  See for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2019
Me & Codependency - Special Episode
This is a very personal episode for me, this is my own journey with codependency. Throughout our lives we all become part of widely accepted social contracts through our childhood, religion, community and family. This is my story of breaking some of the social contracts that did not align to my own truth or integrity. It took a lot of vulnerability to break those social contract and also to open up on this topic, so I truly hope it resonates. Episode Highlights: 1min - My own personal story and learning about codependency in my own life. 2 mins - My relationship to alcohol. 4 mins - How I’d kept one foot in and out foot out with my commitments to change. 5 mins - What unspoken agreements do you hold onto that you don’t truly believe? 10 mins - If i loved myself what would i do? 16 mins - The addiction to trying to save others. 19 mins - I don’t “have it all together”, the power of compassion for self. 22 mins - Where have you been taught to hide your truth? If this episode resonated for you please remember to subscribe, leave a review, let me know what you'd like to hear more of, and share with your loved ones! See for privacy information.
Jul 25, 2019
Kate Horsman - Trusting Your Body
In this episode, Kate Horsman shares her personal story with an eating disorder. Kate shares her ‘fall into grace’ as she left the harsh, competitive world of ballet and made her way through hospitalisation and the life long task of healing. In a world where disordered eating and negative body image are so normalized, Kate’s voice cuts through the pain experienced by so many to offer compassion and hope that we can finally come home to feel safe in our own bodies. As Kate so warmly describes, the way out is to nourish ourselves. Whether you believe you have a healthy relationship with food and your body, there are so many gems offered by Kate in this episode. Episode Highlights: 2 mins - Intro, the teacher arrives when the student is ready. 8 mins - Breakup Recovery Course. 10 mins - Please leave a written review if you enjoy this episode! 11 mins - Kate Horsman introduction, background in ballet and childhood. 19 mins - How Kate’s body communicated her needs. 25 mins - What caused Kate to drop it all and leave. 30 mins - Male eating disorders and the pathway into eating disorders for boys and girls. 34 mins - How do you become safe in your body? 38 mins - The normalization of unhealthy eating. 46 mins - Committing to healing and nourishing yourself. 53 mins - Finding your voice in your healing. 57 mins - Movement as healing. 1hr 2mins - Surviving the present moment. 1hr 4mins - Kate’s current work supporting others in healing, the power of compassion. 1hr 17mins - Kate's new course coming soon. Episode Notes: Kate Horsman Instagram Kate Kate Horsman is a Nutritionist, Counsellor and Mindfulness Leader in Vancouver BC. Her training through both professional counselling and nutrition, provide the bridge between the mind-body connection which lends greatly to her specialization in Eating Disorders and Mental Illness. Allowing food and the brain as a medium for embodied change. See for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2019
Samantha Skelly - Meeting Our Pain With Love
Sam Skelly is a dear friend of mine that has truly changed lives with her work on loving ourselves, loving our bodies and using breathwork to meet our pain with love. Whatever pain you might be experiencing in your life and whether you know the root cause of your pain or not, Sam walks you through how to meet pain with love. Sam specializes in loving our bodies and our relationship with food, but also with using breathwork as the bridge to meeting our pain. When we meet our pain with love, finally the pain can transform. Sam walks us through a practical example of how to use breathwork in everyday life. If you think that the idea of breathwork isn’t for you, then this episode is most definitely for you! Episode Highlights: 2 mins - Intro to episode. 10 mins - Intro to Sam Skelly, how Mark and Sam met, the mission of hungry for happiness. 15 mins - The link between the body and emotions. 20 mins - Childhood messaging around bodies and eating. 28 mins - The game of life if the ultimate goal of happiness. 30 mins - Meeting pain with love. 36 mins - Meditation and breath work. 43 mins - Breathwork with Pause, how we stop ‘doing’ and learn to just be, why are we addicted to our phones? 48 mins - 20 second breathwork example. 53 mins - Breathwork as a metaphor for life. 55 mins - Pain that is preverbal, how breathwork sessions can give rise to intergenerational pain. Episode Links: Hungry for Happiness Pause Audio Samantha Skelly on Instagram Samantha Skelly Website See for privacy information.
Jul 14, 2019
Special Episode - All About Ghosting
*Ghosting* it's a phenomenon! One of the most common questions I am asked is 'how do I respond to this person who has just suddenly disappeared?' In this video we unpack the phenomenon of ghosting. Why is is happening? What is behind it? How should we respond, if at all? If you've ever ghosted someone, or been ghosted, this episode is for you! See for privacy information.
Jul 11, 2019
The Angry Therapist - Finding Healthy Love
John Kim (aka The Angry Therapist) has made his mark on Instagram, sharing authentic, raw and unfiltered views on life, love and everything in-between. This week I was honored to discuss his approach and in particular we go deep on the difference between young love and healthy love. If you are wondering how to step into healthy love and beyond the highs and lows of superficial dating, then John Kim is your man! Episode Highlights: 1 min - Intro to episode. 2 mins - Being authentic online. 5 mins - Being a therapist vs being a coach. 12 mins - Starting over and having nothing to lose. 16 mins - Healthy love vs unhealthy love or young love. 24 mins - Relationships are built, not found. 29 mins - The bad boy and the codependent. 35 mins - False beliefs and limiting beliefs. 41 mins - Why don’t we study relationships? 45 mins - Accepting that not all relationships are meant to last. Episode Links: The Angry Therapist Website The Angry Therapist Instagram See for privacy information.
Jul 07, 2019
Jamie Elizabeth Thompson - Awaken Your Sexual Self
Jamie Elizabeth Thompson is a holistic intimacy and sex specialist and we had the most amazing conversation about awakening our sexual selves. Sex and sexuality is such a difficult topic for so many people. Whether it be via our culture, familial upbringing, or religious conditioning, there is still so much shame wrapped up in our sexual selves. Jamie and I discuss how we can move through our conditioning and use our vulnerability to empower and explore our sexual selves. Jamie brings so much understanding and knowledge on the power of the erotic to this episode and I’m so excited to bring you this important conversation, whatever your sexuality, relationship type or gender this episode is for you. Podcast Highlights: 1 min - Introduction to the episode on sex and sexuality. 6 mins - Please leave a review where ever you listen! 6.30 mins - The ‘Create The Love’ course discount, ends soon! 8 mins - Intro to Jamie Thomson’s work with sex and sexuality. 12 mins - Sexual energy and using it in your life as well as the bedroom. 16 mins - Puritanism vs hyper-sexualisation. 20 mins - Narratives around female sexual repression and male sexual shame. 27 mins - The shadow side of sex. 30 mins - Erotic intelligence and the erotic actualization pyramid. 32 mins - How we can have great sex and how we can break our conditioning. 40 mins - Breaking down our sexual shame and repression. 47 mins - The feminine sexuality and giving women permission to ask for what they need. 49 mins - Erotic love languages. 60 mins - Asking for what you want and the ways to ask. 1hr 03 mins - Integrating our hearts, minds and genitals. Podcast Links: Create The Love course starting soon! Jamie Elizabeth Thompson Facebook Jamie's Instagram Jamie's Website See for privacy information.
Jun 30, 2019
Leah Brathwaite - Live Your Deepest Truth
I’m so excited to introduce you to Leah Brathwaite. She is a dear friend of mine and I have had the honour of watching her life transform as well as now seeing her write about her personal transformation in her new book. This week we breakdown what life transformation can feel like, from undoing old, traditional or religious scripts for life, to writing new ones based on our deepest truths. Leah’s story will resonate with so many of you, so I can’t wait for you to hear this. 1 min - Mark’s trip to Calgary and it’s serendipity of life. 3 mins - The life we “should” have had. 7 mins - The new ‘Create The Love’ course. 11 mins - Intro to Leah Brathwaite and her book. 15 mins - The “I’ll be happy when” life and how to reclaim your own true life. 20 mins - Peeling back the layers of your conditioning, Leah’s story, ‘performing’ for love. 25 mins - When you look around and don’t recognize your own life. 30 mins - Moments of awakening. 35 mins - When we wake up but just dig deeper. 50 mins - Are you a victim or living through choice? 64 mins - Getting confident with allowing life to move through you. Episode Links: Leah Brathwaite Instagram Leah’s book: A New Way of Life: A Guide for Transformation from Living a Lie to Freeing Your Soul My new Create The Love course! Leah Brathwaite Leah is a Soul Advisor, author of 'A New Way of Life: A Guide for Transformation from Living a Lie to Freeing Your Soul', speaker, and a woman who is deeply committed to helping others reach their full potential, live a meaningful life and make their dreams a reality. In short, Leah helps women connect to their soul so they can live the lives they dream of. Through her writing, workshops and group mentorship program, she offers guidance to better understand and live in alignment with who you really are, what you really want and what you're meant to do. See for privacy information.
Jun 23, 2019
Dr. Christopher Ryan - Sex, Connection, Evolution: All Gone Wrong.
I am so excited to introduce an author whose work has impacted my work so significantly. Dr. Christopher Ryan wrote the epic book ‘Sex at Dawn’ in 2010, and he has gone on to continue researching and writing on human evolution. We discuss it all - human evolution, sex and connection, modernity, the agricultural revolution and how it shifted our sexual behaviour, the internet revolution today, and what all of it means for our lives and our happiness. His work is truly fascinating and I am so honoured that he has shared this work with us today. Episode Highlights: 7 mins - Introducing the book ‘Sex at Dawn’. 13 mins - Sex. What is it all about? How much are we doing it and WHY? 15 mins - The science and research behind ‘Sex at Dawn’. 19 mins - The intention and the truths behind the book. 22 mins - Monogamy and it’s challenges. 24 mins - Sex education around the world today. 28 mins - The modern world and our lack of connection, how does this compare to our evolution? 36 mins - The evolution of civilization from hunter-gathers to today's modern age. What went wrong? 39 mins - The age of the internet, what has social media done to us? 43 mins - The economic system - what has the modernity meant for humankind, what has the agricultural evolution done for us? 53 mins - The history of polygamy in earlier societies. 55 mins - Micro-biomes - what are they, how are they exchanged and how do they affect us. Episode Notes: Sex at Dawn - The Book Dr. Christopher Ryan’s Podcast What Makes This Thing Great Instagram See for privacy information.
Jun 16, 2019
Sheri Salata - The Beautiful NO
Do you throw yourself into your career, or fitness, or diet - so that you can pretend that your relationships aren’t a problem? Do you feel like your always needing to resolve some problem? Today’s episode with Sheri Salata is for you. Sheri leads us in understanding that we are not problems waiting to be solved. We make the mistake of thinking we are broken and everyone else is living an ‘instagram life’. The fact is that we are all our own experts, none of us have it all ‘figured out’ but we all know the recipe to love ourselves home. Episode Highlights 5 min - Connection to self, consciousness of self, and Sheri’s new book. 8 min - Sheri’s role with Oprah Winfrey. 10 min - Finding alignment and when we get ‘distracted’ from true alignment. 14 mins - Loving yourself. Love yourself first. Love yourself most. And how does this relate to any relationship? 21 mins - Do you really want to live the life of your dreams, or do you want to continue to skip out? Do you seek from your wounds or from your light? 28 mins - love as both the path and the destination 31 mins - Its never too late to live the life of your dreams. 35 mins - Having your own back everyday. 41 mins - What is the ‘beautiful no?’ 44 mins - Not wasting time, how to not waste another day out of alignment. We are not too old and it is not too late. Episode Notes The Beautiful NO: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation by Sheri Salata Sheri Salata on Instagram See for privacy information.
Jun 09, 2019
Terry Real - The End of Women Caretaking Men
Standing up for yourself with love. Terry Real is leading the revolution of breaking down the patriarchy one relationship at a time. He is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author of four acclaimed books on relationships. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI) offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country. Terry's approach is about 'Straight Talk to Difficult People', he has no time for the traditional heirarchical patraichal approach in relationships. He argues that through standing up for yourself with love, not only can relationships be saved, but society can also be transformed from patriarchy to loving equality. Episode Highlights 3 min - The gaps in traditional couple therapy approaches. 5 mins - The grandiosity and superior complex in relationship. 6 mins - Moving beyond patriarchy and traditional gender roles. 8 mins - The ‘Grey Divorce’ revolution - the end of women caretaking men. 11 mins - Men aren’t unhappy in marriage, women are. 12 mins - Connection, hierarchies and winning in relationship. 17 mins - The negating of women’s voices in couples therapy. 21 mins - The traditional and newer masculinities. 24 mins - The difference between personal empowerment and relational empowerment - breaking the back of patriarchy. Standing up for yourself with love. 27 mins - Terry's personal experience in confronting the power broker. 29 mins - The use of sex in place of connection. 42 mins - Your partners CNI - what is it and how to use it. 47 mins - We all marry our unfinished business. We are attracted to what needs to be healed. Episode Links Terry Real's Website The 20 Practices text: 202 517 2151 Terry's Books See for privacy information.
Jun 02, 2019
Traver Boehm - Why She Can’t Feel You
Traver Boehm is the leader of the UNcivilized Men’s Movement. He coaches, leads, writes, speaks and trains men in the art of connection to self. This week I was honoured to hear Traver’s personal story, how his life completely transformed when he lost his marriage, his business partnership and in the process almost his mind. But far from it, he has come to champion the revolution for men to connect to their most authentic self and redefine their inner masculinity. Episode Highlights 9 mins - The two ends of the masculinity continuum - The Marlboro Man versus the Nice Guy. 10 mins - Why do we stick it out with emotional robots? Everyone says they want a ‘conscious’ man, but are they actually ready? 14 mins - Integrating the masculine and feminine, boundaries, trust, sexuality and safety. 19 mins - When a woman can’t connect to her partner, when “she can’t feel you”. 30 mins - Therapy vs coaching, Traver’s first experience with couples therapy. 33 mins - Traver’s divorce and rockbottom breakthrough. 43 mins - Traver’s journey through the spiritual - The Year To Live Project. 55 mins - Breaking through to authenticity. 1hr 10mins - Traver's experience in hospices. Episode Notes Traver Boehm Instagram The UNcivilized Movement Make Pain Your Guru TED talk See for privacy information.
May 26, 2019
Dr. Robert Graham - You Are What You Eat
In this episode I speak with physician, chef, and integrative medicine expert, Dr. Robert Graham. Nowadays, there is more interest and awareness of the link between what we eat and our overall mental and physical wellness. But what does it really mean? What does our gut health mean for our mental health? What are the most important factors driving our health? Is food the ultimate medicine, or is there more to it? This week I jam with my favourite physician and good friend, Dr. Robert Graham to break it all down! Episode Highlights: 8 mins - The relationship between nutrition and health. 12 mins - Evidence based medicine, what does it mean? 15 mins - The biggest medical crisis of our time? Holistic and integrative medicine? The role of the gut in overall health and wellbeing? 18 mins - The link between gut health and emotional health. How to high conflict relationships impact your overall health? 23 mins - Love and overall health. 28 mins - The most important factor in your health - who you surround yourself with. 32 mins - Fatigue - the most common illness seen today. 35 mins - The link between IBS and our mental wellness. 43 mins - Is food a kind of medicine? 5 mins - Vegetarian vs vegan. Episode Notes: Dr. Robert Graham is a Harvard trained physician, Board Certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine and has over 15 years of clinical experience.  Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he received the Community Service Award and subsequently the prestigious “Attending of the Year” award.   Dr. Graham received a Master’s of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing three additional fellowships in General Internal Medicine and Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School as well as Medical Education at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also completed course-work in Mind/Body Medicine, Positive Psychology, Lifestyle Medicine, Culinary Medicine, Botanical and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In 2018, Dr. Graham became one of less than twenty doctor/chef’s worldwide, as he obtained his culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute. See for privacy information.
May 19, 2019
Raphael Cano - Coming Out as Your Highest Self
Raphael Cano is a love activist and warrior. He and I met very serendipitously in a coffee shop in NYC, and from that day onward our friendship has continued to evolve and expand. Raphael’s mission is to elevate humanity through universal truths and his own divine shine. Raphael’s friendship has been life-changing for me in so many ways, and in this episode I wanted to highlight how Raphael has supported me in having the space to understand how heteronormativity affects people in the LGBTQ+ community. Raphael walks us through his pathway to coming out, then later, to becoming a love warrior. His courage and energy is inspiring and I am so honoured that he shared his story with us for my podcast. Episode Highlights: 4 mins - How Raphael and Mark first connected - Raphael’s first breakup. 9 mins - Intuition, gut feelings and following your joy. Is it all just love and light? 16 mins - Raphael’s life story - his first kiss, his story of coming out and his upbringing. 26 mins - The HighSchool Bully - and the projection and rejection of being gay. 33 mins - Raphael’s years of denial of his sexuality and the stress of living out of alignment. 39 mins - Raphael’s stepping into alignment, his first boyfriend. 42 mins - Raphael’s family’s response and finding his voice and confidence - how ‘Prayers for Bobby’ impacted him. 50 mins - The Stages of Coming Out - trauma, acceptance and authenticity. 55 mins - Elevating and changing, how dating changes and the dating pool changes. 64 mins - The equality that occurs in a mind, body and soul connected relationship. 70 mins - Come out as your highest self - whatever that might mean for you. Episode links: Raphael Cano Podcast Raphael Cano Instagram Find LGBTQ+ resource centres here! See for privacy information.
May 12, 2019
Sheleana Aiyana - The Rising Woman
This week Sheleana Aiyana and I talk about Rising Woman. What does it mean to be a rising woman? How did Sheleana’s life lead her to this work? How does one begin to transform pain and trauma into self-compassion and healing? How can we start stepping into our power? If you have ever been impacted by childhood wounds (all of us)  then this episode is for you. Episode Highlights: 1min - Sheleana’s story - how did she come to do this work. 2.30mins - Denial as a coping mechanism and the wakeup call in betrayal and breakup. 4mins - Acceptance as the path toward healing. 6mins - Shea’s life path - the childhood wounds and traumas. 9mins - Transforming pain into healing. 11mins - What is shadow work? How does our shadow impact us and our relationships? 13mins - What are the most common coaching issues and patterns Sheleana sees? 17mins - How did trauma show up in Sheleana’s life? 23mins - When you are willing and ready to change, when are you sick of your own shit? 25mins - Victim mentality and letting go of it. 33mins - How do we start taking responsibility and stepping into our power? 37mins - Inner child work and self-soothing. 41mins - The difference between compassion and tolerance - the curse of the empath. 46mins - The process of healing, how does it work? Podcast links: Rising Woman Instagram Sheleana Aiyana More about Sheleana: Rising Woman is led by Sheleana and her co-founder Heather, who are trained facilitators and guides of shadow-work, conscious relationship, breathwork, and tantric practices. Their current offering is the Heal Your Relationships Program. An 8-Week Journey into the Heart of Your Relationship Patterns. Sheleana is also a trained Doula, having gone through multiple certification programs, including a full-spectrum training with midwife Molly Dutton-Kenney. See for privacy information.
May 06, 2019
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman - The Trauma Of Infidelity
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman is one of the world’s most preeminent relationship researchers. Along with her husband Dr. John Gottman, they run the Gottman Institute, who have conducted many of the world’s most extensive studies on marital stability. This week we delve straight into trauma, including Dr. Gottman’s previous trauma work, the trauma of infidelity, and the Gottman therapy related to this trauma. Lastly, we discuss their latest book - Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. What is it that makes a good relationship and how do good relationships benefit us? Podcast Highlights: 5mins - Julie’s background in trauma research and her journey to the Gottman Institute. 14mins - Trauma, what is it? What does it do to us? What does it feel like? 21mins - The healing power of connection. 25mins - The Gottman’s couples conflict resolution approach - what questions do you need to ask your partner? 32mins - Cheating, infidelity and the trauma in betrayal. 36mins - Therapy for infidelity, the three-stage process. 41mins - What often leads to infidelity? 50mins - Eight Dates, the Gottman’s newest book on dating and relationships in their initial phases. Podcast Details: The Gottman Institute Eight Dates - Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love The Gottman Institute Instagram See for privacy information.
May 01, 2019
James Silvas - Your “Problem” is Your Portal To Growth
Are you looking to change and grow? Or are you committed to repeating your patterns and limits in life? So often we say we want growth in life - and yet we don’t make the choices aligned with that. AND so often other people want to limit our growth! This week James Silvas and Mark discuss the ways we limit ourselves in love, career, life and everything in between. Why do we limit ourselves from growth and success - why do other people limit us - and how can we stop it? This week we unpack it all! Podcast Highlights: 8mins - Mark’s one night stand history! 10mins - Everything you want is in your discomfort/ stretch zone. 13mins - Self talk and when we self sabotage with our internal talk. 15mins - When Mark left the predictability of a ‘stable’ job and career path. 25mins - Are you accountable for your choices, or are you blocking yourself? 31mins - How we stay committed to our misery and stories of the past. 35mins - What makes people successful? - Getting past the boxes you have put yourself in. 45mins - How other people might want to limit us and how to look out for it. 51mins - Dealing with uncertainty in life, how we try to control. 57mins - Confronting pain and discomfort, why is it so hard? 60mins - How to change the way you think - how to change your patterns - how to change your life! Podcast details: James Silvas is a Peak Performance Coach and Mental Training Specialist with over 13,000 hours of training experience working with high performing teams at Nike, MGM & ADT. He has studied under 4x World Renowned Mental Performance Coach Dr. Mark Guadagnoli while attaining his degree in Kinesiology at UNLV. He has worked with over 6,000+ people on developing/strengthening the mindset that will take individuals/teams to the next level. See for privacy information.
Apr 22, 2019
The Breakup Special - Rising From The Ashes of Heartbreak
This is 20 minutes jam packed with the most juicy breakup content you could ever need. Mark gets straight into the heart of it -- because this time effing hurts. It doesn’t matter whether you wanted the ending or not, you are hurting and we have all been there. Mark walks alongside you and helps you understand the hardest parts, the most painful parts, and explains to you that this rock bottom can be an anchor and a beginning of new possibilities for a deeper and truer connection to ourself and others. Get ready to rise. The Breakup Recovery Course Sign up Here Now! See for privacy information.
Apr 19, 2019
Amy Young - How To Say Goodbye To Unavailable People, Forever.
This week we have Mark and Amy Young yelling about all things emotional unavailability! Every person has either been caught, is currently caught or will one day be caught in the spell that unavailable people cast over us. We explore why we get caught in the ‘spell’ of unavailable people. How Mark and Amy have both been caught themselves, and how can get unstuck from thinking you’ve found ‘love’ when in reality all you’ve found is pain and suffering. This week is the slap in the face you’ve been waiting for, do not miss it. Episode highlights: 5 mins - ‘Bottom feeder bro’ behaviour, why do we want the men who don’t want us? 7 mins - When the body codes drama as chemistry - breaking the spell of choosing someone who is not choosing you. 9 mins - When people are lying to you in dating. 13 mins - Amy’s personal story of the ‘bottom feeder bro’ - how she was going to ‘fix’ the ‘one’. 17 mins - Codependent no more - why Amy read it - why you should too. 25 mins - How you can break the spell. 30 mins - The 5 love languages - what when we have toxic love languages? 38 mins - Why we make excuses for other people. 39 mins - Don’t be afraid to have the hard conversations! 42 mins - When to communicate the issue or self-soothe? 50 mins - What energy are you bringing to dating - to Tinder? 52 mins - Are you ‘picky’, or not picky enough? 55 mins - Are there enough men? What’s going on with men and their emotions? Podcast links: Amy Young YouTube Create The Love Live in San Fran! Create The Love Live in LA! Create The Love Live in San Diego! See for privacy information.
Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Alexandra Solomon - Boundaries. Boundaries. Boundaries.
What are boundaries, why are they so hard? Why do we suck at boundaries with parents, exes, co-parents? Why don’t we just unfriend or block people that have hurt us? What is stopping us from letting go?! How the HECK do we do boundaries with our co-parent exes!? We tackle it ALL this week and nothing is off the table! Dr. Alexandra Solomon takes on the hardest of subjects with wisdom and compassion, if you haven't yet read her book find it in the show notes below. Episode Highlights: 3min: Boundaries, how to deal with boundary violations. 5min: Cultural differences in boundaries. 7min: Emotions and boundaries, childhood and boundaries. 14min: How do we know when a boundary is violated? 16min: Personal empowerment vs relational empowerment. 18min: Types of boundaries, secure vs porous vs rigid. 24min: Vulnerability cycles - what the heck are they? 27min: Voicing and breaking out of a vulnerability cycle. 30min: How to deliver a boundary. 31min: Tricky boundaries - exes! Why don’t we block them or delete them? 37min: Why don’t we just break contact - are we being kind to them or only to ourselves? 39min: BOUNDARIES AND COPARENTING 101 44min: How to hold space for your child - what impacts your child the most during a breakup? 49min: Types of families. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
Apr 08, 2019
Bryan Reeves - Why My Girlfriend was Always Angry With Me
Bryan Reeves is our guest this week and I am so excited to introduce you to a man who has truly lived a life of adventure and exploration. Bryan and I discuss his journey, from hyper-masculine army careerist, to wandering the Earth, and later to being a relationship and life coach. Bryan talks us through the journey that broke his heart, opened his heart and totally renewed his joy for life. Bryan and Mark go DEEP on all things masculinity this week. Why did Bryan’s girlfriends always end up frustrated and angry with him? Why do men follow Instagram models and damage their relationships with online behaviour? How can childhood emotional neglect - even the most subtle forms - play out in our adult lives? And what about our triggers, how can triggers from previous relationships or previous lives continue to impact our current partners. Mark and Bryan discuss the challenges that every couple is bound to face. Episode highlights: 6:00 - The journey from army career to relationship coach. 9:30 - Finding the subject that ‘lit’ me up 10:30 - Why are the women I am in relationship with always angry at me? 15:00 - Instagram and the online world affecting relationships. 22:00 - Childhood emotional neglect - how can the most subtle forms affect our adult life? 28:00 - What triggers us in our parents, what does this reflect in us? 49:00 - Therapy, coaches and relationships, the value of working with someone from outside of our relationship. 51:00 - Triggers from past, childhood and their influence in current situations. See for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2019
Kelsey Grant - Ready to get Real in Your Relationship?
This week I was over the moon to be speaking with my dear friend Kelsey Grant. Kelsey is an absolute goddess on all things relationships, intimacy, and sex! We got really real on intimacy in every way, how sex relates to connection and visa versa. We got into the juiciest parts of relationship and shared our own pasts on the highest highs and lowest lows - commitment, patterns, past hurts, cheating, breaking up, growing and knowing ourselves. Episode Highlights 5min: Sexual intimacy and communication - whats the link? 8min: The vulnerability in sex - can you hide yourself and still enjoy climax? 10min: The differences between men and women when it comes to sex and connection. 12min: Integrity, cheating and shame. 14min: Pleasure and growth, how we change over time. 17min: Connection to self and ghosting, looking at it from both sides. When Mark was like a “Mt Everest Basecamp” of red flags 20min: Honesty in dating - are you dating just to date - to find a partner - to just have fun? 21min: Narcissism is a massive buzzword at the moment, but is it really narcissism? 25min: Taking responsibility in relationships and in life. You aren’t responsible for anyone else’s behaviour, but you are responsible for your own. 29min: The power dynamic in ‘saving’ someone. 32min: Breaking up and moving into a new relationship. 34min: Infidelity, the pain, the grief and the healing. 39min: Finding self love through our suffering. 43min: Mark’s ‘yoghurt and granola breakup’ story, what breakups are here to teach us. 54min: Kelsey’s relationship with a well known public figure - the deeper the connection the deeper the triggers and fears. 56min: Finding safety when we are in fear from past triggers. 59min: Trust and friendships with the opposite sex, does your partner trust your opposite sex friends? 1.06min: Family enmeshment and intimate relationships, they don’t gel! 1.10min: Getting started in making connections when you’re single - building the relationship skill set . Episode Notes Kelsey Grant - My entire life has been focused around relationships and how to get the love you want. As I’ve grown and shifted my ideas of what I wanted evolved as I did. The person I have grown into has given me access to learning, experimenting and through direct experience understand that which I was searching for in a relationship.   When I found it I thought that was it. I was done. That area of my life was complete. There was one catch though. I hadn’t yet learned how to really love myself. So the relationship ended. The universe works in mysteriously incredible ways. The breakup was exactly what I needed to actually for once look at my relationship to myself and understand I was at cause for all I was experiencing. I finally had to take a real look at my self confidence, self esteem, self worth and self love.   Through my journey of self love I was able to repair relationships of all kinds in my life, build my self esteem and self worth to levels they had never been before and ultimately begin to be the love I had be so intensely searching for in another. Once I was able to build this relationship with myself my love life flourished along with all the other areas of my life. See for privacy information.
Mar 25, 2019
Brendon Marotta - The Shocking Truth about Circumcision
This week I was honoured to be joined by filmmaker Brendon Marotta. Brendon has just launched the ground-breaking documentary ‘American Circumcision’ on Netflix. We had an incredibly powerful, raw and real conversation on the issue of circumcision. We went deep on the trauma, pain and often undiscussed power that circumcision still holds in our society today. This is a topic that deserves so much more investigation and I am so passionate about bringing this topic to light. Don’t miss this episode. Highlights 1min: Why did you end up working on the topic of circumcision? 4min: Circumcision is a cure in search of a disease - a cure for masturbation. 7min: The data behind circumcision. 10min: Women as supportive of the issue. 12min: Trauma and circumcision. 19min: The history of circumcision. 25min: The power of cultural conditioning. 28min: How and why is the conversation on circumcision changing? 31min: Who are the gatekeepers and powerhouses behind the conversation? 41min: Circumcision the documentary. 42min: Was there a backlash to the documentary? 49min: Healing from circumcision and early childhood traumas. 56min: Healing from grief. Episode notes Brendon Marotta graduated from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2010 with a B.F.A. in film editing & sound, where he worked in every major role on a film set. In 2013, he completed a year long Meisner Acting program at the Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory. In 2014, a feature he edited was selected to premiere at the Austin Film Festival and won the Narrative Feature Audience Award there. In 2017, he completed his first feature-length documentary as director, which won Best Documentary at the Lone Star Film festival. Brendon currently lives in Austin, TX. @bdmarotta Bonus features and full access to film at See for privacy information.
Mar 20, 2019
Matt Corker - Are You Real at Work?
Matt Corker is a CEO, MBA and ’a magician of human experience’, this week he joins me to discuss all things leadership and business. We discuss Matt’s latest venture The Corker Co, and how he is crushing it in the business world, not only by connecting with people but also by connecting people to each other. There are so many synergies between how we communicate and manage relationships at work and with how we communicate and manage relationships at home - but too often we see them as separate worlds. We jam on the difference between being authentic and putting on roles for different contexts. How real are you at work and how is it impacting yourself and those you love? Episode highlights: 6min: People don’t quit their job they quit their manager, is this true? 8min: Fulfilment and work, being an entrepreneur vs employee, what’s the difference? 15min: Authenticity and the roles we play, how to we manage different relationships in different environments. 19min: Being real and communicating at work vs at home. 21min: Energy and motivation at work, how the time of day can affect how we behave. 32min: Toxic bosses, harmful management tactics and where do these stem come from? 36min: Formal company values, vision and mission vs the dynamic and culture in informal conversations. 41min: Talking about relationships, sexual relationships and sexual harassment at work. 48min: Working in “the office” and how our work space setups affect us. 52min: What is transformational really? Is it a buzzword or something more? See for privacy information.
Mar 12, 2019
Stephanie Coontz - Exploring the Meaning of Marriage
In this episode Mark Groves is joined by Stephanie Coontz, researcher, academic and author of seven books on marriage and family. They explore topics ranging from traditions, gender roles, the evolution of relationships in history and the more recent impacts of technology on relationships. Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and is Director of Research and Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families. She has authored seven books on marriage and family life, including A Strange Stirring: ‘The Feminine Mystique’ and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. Coontz is a frequent guest columnist for the New York Times and Selected articles and tv appearances can be found at  Highlights 3m30sec: The history of marriage - what was it’s purpose? 8min: The difference between love, relationships and marriage, what is the role of coercion? 20m40sec: What is the history of monogamy and polygamy? 28min: The changing perspectives of being single, partnered, married and what is the role of gender here? 35min: The role of tradition and gender, how does it impact on the happiness of a relationship? How egalitarian are couples and how does this impact on happiness? 42min: Women having the courage to speak out and the #MeToo movement, how the times have changed. 45min: How has technology changed relationships and marriages? See for privacy information.
Mar 04, 2019
Dr. Jeremy Goldberg - The Evolution of Men
In this podcast Mark Groves is joined by Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, writer, spoken word poet, marine biologist and PhD in social science. Mark and Jeremy discuss their personal evolutions as men, for Jeremy this has meant shifting from being an academic and PhD to becoming an artist. They also reflect upon the evolution of the modern man in today's world, what does it mean to be raised a boy today, what is school and society teaching boys, how do we break out of the stories and patterns and how we are all still on the journey home to ourselves. Highlights: 3:15 - What is going on with men and #MeToo, why aren’t more men speaking up? 7:00 - Why do men struggle to speak up on emotions- are men emotionally castrated? 12:00 - The evolving man in society - what is the cultural shift toward opening? 21:00 - The modern education system - what is it teaching and not teaching for the modern life? 25:00 - Step out of the ‘story’ you’ve been taught about life, or get kicked out of it. How Jeremy shifted from being a PhD to artist. 31:00 - The fear and courage experienced when stepping into the unknown. 34:00 - The ‘big betrayal’ and can you betray yourself? 42:30 - We’re all on the journey still - anyone who says they have it all figured out is lying. 49:43 - Risk, resilience and living on your edge - learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. See for privacy information.
Feb 25, 2019
Kylie McBeath - Learning To Love All Of You
I’m so excited to introduce this week’s episode with my best friend and love – Kylie McBeath. Love, Service, and Wisdom. Those are the three words that Kylie lives by. Her greatest mission is to help more people unleash their greatness, and find truth and alignment in life through harnessing their best resource: their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. She is also a Certified Health Coach and Transformational Life Coach and she works to empower women to move through shame, release anger, and align with their most aligned + powerful selves. During this convo Kylie not only shares her relationship journey but also her journey as an entrepreneur and some amazing insights for how to grow into your voice, truth, integrity, and most true self. Highlights: 11:10 – Kylie’s journey back to herself 16:10 – Breaking through the limiting messages sent to women 24:50 – How fear creeps into relationships 34:00 – Stepping into vulnerability and honouring commitments 46:20 – Trigger points and getting our needs met 54:00 – Clean anger vs aggression Jam with Kylie: Instagram Zura Health Mate Magnet Book Links: Daring Greatly Breaking Free Loving Bravely See for privacy information.
Feb 04, 2019
Terri Cole - Redesigning Your Love Blueprint
This episode was such an honour to record and is one I could go on and on about for hours! In it I talk with Terri Cole, the New York-based, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and founder of Real Love Revolution & Boundary Bootcamp. Terri uses practical psychology, eastern mindfulness and harnesses the power of intention to create sustainable, positive behavioral change i.e. true transformation. Tune in as we talk about how childhood lessons about life form the blueprint of how we navigate our adult relationships around love. In addition to the highlights below are some amazing and practical tips on how to start understanding your own story so that you can heal old wounds and set new standards for what you actually want to create in your life. Highlights: 11:55 – Your inherited love blueprint 15:10 – The difference between need and choice 18:00 – Why 5-step get love fast programs never work 21:45 – The 5 pillars of healing our relationship with love 31:15 – How to take back choice in how we love 38:00 – How to honour and heal triggering wounds Resources: Connect with Terri: Terri's Website The Real Love Revolution Facebook Instagram Twitter See for privacy information.
Jan 28, 2019
Selina Gray - Money is Energy
Why does our relationship with money matter and how does it connect to our relationships with people? This episode is a must! In it, money boss Selina Gray and I unpack the connection between money, our pasts, stress, and of course, healing and freedom. Selina Gray is a CPA, CA & a money relationship expert with over 15 years of experience reinventing finance for individuals & businesses. Selina has helped thousands of people transform their relationship with money by focusing on emotions, money mindset & practical money optimization skills. She believes that everyone is capable of healing their money story and her approach cuts through all the bullshit beliefs that have been blocking you from healing your own. Tune in to get to the heart of what really matters in your life, and to make the change that lasts. Highlights: 9:20 – uncovering your money memories 13:00 – Selina’s money mess 25:40 – how to be more excited about budgeting 32:30 – the importance of gratitude 34:00 – money archetypes 47:40 – healing money patterns in relationships 50:45 – how to start Instagram Facebook She’s A Money Boss See for privacy information.
Jan 21, 2019
Branden Collinsworth – How To Be Unstoppable
This episode is the ultimate sandwich of inspiration, entertainment, and motivation. Branden has overcome obstacle after obstacle on his journey from poverty, to the ivy league, to Nike, to around the world, and back again. He takes us back to his days on the streets and talks about how he finally let go of the stories and scarcity of his past to take responsibility for the future he knew he wanted. Today, Branden Collinsworth is an internationally renowned human performance coach and works exclusively with several of the most impactful people in sports, music, and business. Branden has been endorsed and worked with brand giants, SUMMIT, Lululemon, Redbull, Dr.Oz, MTV and is currently a Master Trainer for Nike. Check out the highlights below, and get ready, set, go! 15:10 – why you should swear more 16:00 – Branden’s rock bottom turning point 20:35 – fight or flight 27:42 – the secret weapon of obsession 31:10 – success and worthiness 48:45 – the one thing you need to know to transform 54:00 – warrior retreats Instagram Warrior Retreats Nike Training Club See for privacy information.
Jan 14, 2019
Jayson Gaddis: Become A Relationship Grown Up
Hands up if you learned as much about relationships in school as you did about pythagorean theorem. Ya, me neither. Meet Jayson Gaddis -  relationship student & teacher, author, host of the Smart Couple Podcast, and founder of The Relationship School. He is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school– 'How to do intimate relationships'. In this episode, we talk about how important it is to treat and train our relationship skills like muscles. Jayson drops some serious knowledge about the benefits of couples therapy (as well as why you might be scared to go), as well as what unconscious investments we all carry that keep us at our same old painful status quo. Let the class begin! Highlight reel: 8:10 – how we disappear in relationships and how to connect instead 13:30 – recognizing false vulnerability 17:30 – tips for having the therapy talk with your partner 23:00 – steps to opening up and transforming within relationships 27:55 – working through disagreements with your partner 31:50 – the window of presence and vulnerability 43:15 – healing after a break-up or divorce Links: Relationship School Instagram The Smart Couple Podcast     See for privacy information.
Jan 07, 2019
Ben Goresky - The Myths of Masculinity and Addiction
What if you learned that everything you’ve been taught about what it means to be a man, was wrong? Tune into my recent conversation with addictions counselor and men’s coach Ben Goresky and learn how to reconnect to your masculinity and your partner with a new sense of compassion and curiosity. In this episode we talk about how to call ourselves and others on the bullshit stories that hold us back, the social norms that perpetuate addiction, why who you spend time with matters, and how you can get back in alignment with who you really are. In this episode you’ll learn about: Addiction myths (15:30) Men and addictions: (34:20) The connection solution for men and women (48:40) The antidote to defensiveness (53:10) The cycle of codependency (1:00:00) You can find Ben through his group for The Samurai Brotherhood, an organization that connects men to their masculine core and leads the way for the evolution of conscious men.  Ben also hosts The Evolving Man podcast and runs relationship workshops for couples with his fiancee Sheleana Aiyana. He specializes in transpersonal psychology, shadow work, men’s work, and conscious relationship work. He lives a happy, healthy life in Vancouver, Canada.  Episode Resources: Freedom From Addiction Program Gabor Mate Russel Brand Podcast Codependent No More by Melody Beattie Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin - Anne Katherine See for privacy information.
Dec 31, 2018
Lacy Phillips - Call In Your Dream Partner
Have you ever wondered about manifestation? Can we truly "make" something happen for us? In life and love, how can we get the things that we say we want? This week, I'm jamming with Lacy Phillips, a Manifestation Advisor specializing in unblocking beliefs of unworthiness and expanding into alignment with what one is calling in. We talk about how to develop a good relationship with yourself, with romantic partners, and with money. Find out how you can tap into your subconscious mind and how to grow your worth. This is one you don't want to miss! In this episode you'll learn: - The science behind manifestation (5:36) - How to "get" the partner you deserve (12:20) - The connection between love and money (49:05) - And so much more!   Where can you find more of Lacy Phillips? Website: Podcast: Expanded Podcast Instagram: @FreeAndNative See for privacy information.
Dec 24, 2018
Baya Voce - Anchoring Connection
Human connection is such a powerful and necessary component of our lives. As a human connection specialist myself, I thought what better way to dive deep into this topic than to sit down with none other than Baya Voce? For the past decade, Baya has studied relationships and human connection, most recently giving one of the most-viewed TEDx talks of all time, titled "The Simple Cure for Loneliness," with more than 3.5 million views. Here we get a little taste of the nuggets from her TEDx talk, and we go deep into the work it takes to feel connected to ourselves and others. In this episode, you’ll get answers to these questions: Are breakups harder on men? (10:30) What is betrayal? (22:35) Do ‘mixed messages’ actually exist? (31:20) And so much more!   Where can you find more of Baya Voce? Website: Instagram: @Baya_Voce   References and Recommendations: Baya Voce TEDx Talk: The Simple Cure for Loneliness Jayson Gaddis: The Smart Couple Podcast Glennon Doyle: Oprah’s Soul Session  See for privacy information.
Dec 17, 2018
Vienna Pharaon - Breaking Relationship Blocks
“Marriage is complicated.” “Once you’re married, sex goes out the window.” “It’s all downhill after the honeymoon phase.” Have you heard people say this to you? Have you actually uttered these words yourself? Vienna Pharaon and I sat down and talked about the stories we tell ourselves around getting married and how we can make the shift and define marriage in whatever way we want. Vienna is a licensed marriage and family therapist based in New York City, where she runs her own practice. She is currently the number 1 Google search result when looking for couples counseling in NYC and she and I co-created a Relationships 101 workshop. Grab your pen and paper -- this episode is dynamite! In this episode, you’ll learn: How honoring your vows are important, but honoring promises can help too (8:44) How to hold an “Annual General Meeting” with your spouse or partner (13:00) How to lower your negativity threshold (17:25)  And so much more!    Where can you find more of Vienna Pharaon? @MindfulMFT on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter See for privacy information.
Dec 10, 2018
Amy Young - Captain 'Raise the Bar'
Are you struggling in the dating world? Do you feel like finding love is the equivalent to working a fulltime job? In this episode, I talk to Amy Young all about dating in the modern world and her unpopular opinion that dating is actually fun and how it should never feel like an obligation. Amy is a life coach extraordinaire who previously worked as an actor and comedienne, bringing her silly and irreverent approach to empowering single women to understand themselves and set themselves up for relationship success. She is self-proclaimed “Captain Raise the Bar” and she and I jammed on all the goodness there is in today’s modern dating world when you look for it. In this episode, you’ll learn: The importance of raising your standards (8:08) Can people have casual sex without getting hurt? (15:00) Is it OK for a woman to need a man? (36:30) And so much more!   References and Recommendations: Viral Wedding Photo of pretend blowjob  Dr. Glover / "No More Mr. Nice Guy" Katie Byron / "The Work" Article: Why You Might Not Be Ready For The Evolved Man You Say You Want     Where can you find more of Amy Young? Email: Instagram: @AmyYoungCo See for privacy information.
Dec 03, 2018
Ivy Kwong - Navigating Relationships and Codependency
What is the difference between wanting to make your partner happy and being accommodating to the point of losing yourself? What is the recipe for self-love that allows you to deepen your connection in relationships? In this episode, I speak with Ivy Kwong, a licensed marriage & family therapist, speaker, and writer who specializes in self-love and connection to heal codependency. Ivy also lets us in on an emotional intimacy exercise you can start putting into practice right away (55:05). Make a new nightly routine of checking in with yourself and sharing with your partner about the following areas: anger, pain, sadness, fear, shame, guilt, joy, and loneliness. Tune in to hear exactly how this exercise works and more tips and tricks you can use to help yourself (and your partner) grow.  In this episode, you’ll also learn: The definition and different degrees of codependency (19:17) The value of self-esteem and self-love (27:45) What you need in order to sustain a relationship (48:05) And so much more!   Where can you find more about Ivy Kwong? Instagram:@BareIvy Additional Website:   Recommendations and references: Article: “F*ck Yes or No” by Mark Manson  Book: “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” by Melody Beattie   See for privacy information.
Nov 26, 2018
Alexandra Solomon
What makes long-term relationships go the distance? I’m speaking with author and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, who you might know as the “Relationship Architect” and author of the transformational book, “Loving Bravely.” We talk about what’s really needed to make a relationship work – spoiler alert — it goes way beyond good sexual chemistry (although that’s needed, too). Today, we bring you the tools that will get you started both as an individual and as a couple. Alexandra is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University teaching and training marriage and family therapy graduate students. In addition, she teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” If all of that wasn’t enough, Dr. Solomon is also a highly sought-after speaker and media commentator on relationship topics. In this episode, you’ll learn: How messages we received as children shape how we show up in relationships today (5:50) What makes relationships able to go the distance? (17:32) Primary sexual desire vs. responsive desire – is sexual chemistry different for men and women? (21:35) What does “sexy” mean for women? (29:30) When there is sexual disconnection in a relationship, what can the couple do? (44:45) And so much more! Dr. Alexandra Solomon Website - Instagram - @dr.alexandra.solomon Book - Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want See for privacy information.
Nov 19, 2018
A Little More About Me and My Journey
In this episode I discuss my journey and why I the subject of relationships is so important. I talk about the misconceptions about love, my (our) struggles, healing wounds, and how we can best begin to learn to create connection and deepen our relationships with ourselves and others. See for privacy information.
Oct 29, 2018
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Join me on my journey as I seek to understand and discover what is it that make great couples great? Why is it that some people seem to be able to keep love alive for a lifetime and others can't seem to even make it through a moment? Why are we attracted to certain types of people who are bad for us? I've discovered that the quality of our relationships ultimately determines the quality of our lives and our health.I've had so many amazing wonderful conversations with brilliant people about the subject to understand it myself and I wanted to share these conversations with you. This is the Mark Groves Podcast Subscribe Today Visit: See for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2017