Mark Groves Podcast

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Lindsay
 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

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Human Connection Specialist and Create the Love founder Mark Groves hosts the world’s brightest thought-leaders, spiritual luminaries, authors and health and wellness experts to discuss the good, bad, messy and beautiful parts of the human experience.


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Healing the Political Divide with Marianne Williamson
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Themes: Politics, Spirituality, Health, Transformation, Self-Love, Unity

Summary: 

Join me for a thought-provoking discussion with bestselling author, political activist and spiritual thought leader, Marianne Williamson. For more than three decades, Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers, and ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. In this episode we discuss self-love, spirituality and our best shot at healing the divide we are experiencing in society right now. 

Discover:

  • How love and healing our own shadows first can help heal the political divide we are experiencing now in the world
  • Non-violence political resistance and why it’s one of the most effective ways to spark political change
  • The best way to start your day if you want to be your best self, live in integrity and radiate positive energy (hint: it’s not scrolling the gram)
  • Taking control of how you show up in the world through a commitment to spiritual exercises and rituals
  • Why mindfulness and meditation are crucial for effecting social change

00:00 Intro

00:43 Healing the divide

03:59 The government is gaslighting the people

06:44 Looking at ourselves first

08:58 Non-violent politics

13:08 We are meant to collaborate

16:21 Social media, individualism and narcissism 

20:43 Impulse control

22:41 Living a more integrous life

28:52 Do this first thing in the morning

35:46 God and religion

43:03 Being committed to difference

46:42 Why are we scared of unity?

49:29 The urgent invitation to awakening

53:41 You don’t need the majority

55:48 The purpose of relationships

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Nov 28, 2022
It’s Happening Right Here with Tim Ballard
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Trigger Warning: This episode may be emotionally challenging and contains discussions of child trafficking and exploitation. Listener discretion is advised.

Themes: Child & Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation, Pornography, Sex Education, Online Grooming

Summary: 

You probably know by now that I’m all about having difficult yet necessary conversations, and this episode with Tim Ballard is no exception. Tim is an anti-human trafficking activist, author, and the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad. His work has both inspired me and made me feel incredibly naive about what goes on under our noses in most communities across the country and the world.

Tim spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and was deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. He has worked every type of case imaginable in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings, both in the United States and in multiple foreign countries. He has successfully dismantled dozens of these organizations and rescued children from slavery and exploitation.

While working for the government, Tim saw how much more needed to be done in the fight against child trafficking and exploitation across the world. In 2013, Tim and a team of former government operatives left the security of their careers to go about the work of rescuing children as a private foundation - Operation Underground Railroad. At O.U.R., Tim envisioned a team that could work in any jurisdiction and work with law enforcement to rescue children directly. That team exists today all over the world.

Discover:

  • The shocking number of human trafficking victims in the US each year and how much money this horrific industry is worth
  • Real life stories and tactics of how children & teens are being lured into trafficking and being exploited right here in developed countries and good homes
  • Why most people are afraid to take action or learn the truth about this industry
  • The number one thing you can do to help protect children 
  • The impacts of porn on the brain and how an over-sexualized society is a key factor in child exploitation and trafficking

00:00 Intro

01:46 The effects of the pandemic on child abuse

03:44 Child trafficking

12:38 Educational grooming

15:14 Sex education

20:00 Teenagers should be able to talk with professionals

24:43 How does human trafficking commonly happen?

31:16 Greatest challenge in fighting the issue

34:19 Not wanting to know the truth

37:21 How you can protect the children

38:43 Is it happening everywhere?

40:28 Impact of pornography

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Nov 24, 2022
Live Your Truth with Dr. Martha Beck
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Themes: Integrity, Truth, Alignment, Religion, Liberation, People Pleasing, Authority

Summary: 

It is my great honor to welcome Dr. Martha Beck, New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and speaker to the podcast this week. Her newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller and felt like a journey home for me — one of those books where I found myself yelling “EFF YES!” out loud while reading. You know the kind.

Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” She is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for her unique combination of science, humor, and spirituality. In this episode we cover navigating the internal split when you’re out of alignment or integrity and the magic that awaits when you have the courage to walk your truth — away from your socialization and towards the call of your soul.

Discover:

  • Why choosing and being in harmony with yourself is the key to a joyful and meaningful life
  • Staying true to yourself despite other people’s opinions and expectations
  • Navigating the internal split when out of integrity and having the courage to answer the call of your soul
  • Suffering as the key to liberation
  • How flipping your negative thoughts can give you peace of mind

00:00 Intro

01:24 Journey to getting her integrity back

06:48 Gaining authority over your own life

08:34 Psychic experiences

14:31 Coming home to your truth

18:39 Meditation for liberation

21:24 Questioning systems

24:31 The internal split

29:06 Going back to your true self

33:01 Flipping your negative thoughts

35:48 Integrity is contagious

42:05 Following your internal compass

44:34 Fear is the greatest challenge

47:10 The left hemisphere of our brain

50:05 The living dead

51:52 Returning to the right side of the brain

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Nov 21, 2022
What's Soil Health and How It's Affecting You with Rob Herring
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Themes: Health, Sustainability, Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Nutrition, Food Systems

Summary:

Is Glyphosate really that bad? Does buying local produce actually make a difference? Why should we care about soil — it’s just dirt, right? WRONG! So pumped to bring you this conversation with environmental filmmaker, citizen journalist, and musical activist, Rob Herring. Rob is the director and producer of the award-winning film The Need to GROW, which explores the opportunity we have to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of earth. Join us for a fascinating chat on the importance of restoring our connection to nature, rethinking our food system and regenerating our most precious natural resource: soil. 

Discover:

  • Why using the herbicide Glyphosate has become common-practice for farmers around the world and its detrimental effects on our soil, food and health
  • Why soil biodiversity is so freaking important and why we should care as consumers
  • What regenerative agriculture is and why it’s the key to a healthy planet and people
  • The simplest and most powerful steps you can take to mitigate the effects of destructive/conventional agricultural practices on your health and that of the environment
  • The health benefits of gardening, getting your hands dirty and eating fresh food

00:00 Intro

00:36 The Need to GROW

08:07 Why destructive agriculture is the norm

23:42 How you can help

31:15 Connecting with nature and the positive health effects

40:17 The environmental cost of corruption

48:56 What could happen if we let nature regenerate

52:03 Returning to nature 

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Nov 14, 2022
A Hopeful Vision for Humanity with Dr. Zach Bush
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Themes: Consumerism, Humanity, Biodiversity, Health, Sustainability, Natural Law, the Microbiome

Summary:

Dr. Zach Bush is back for the third time for a deep dive into the health and future of both humanity and our planet. Zach is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care and is an internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, soil health, food systems, and a regenerative future.

In this episode, we dive into the planet's vulnerability and how it’s demanding a massive change in our current systems. We also explore the responsibility we all have to reimagine humanity as a system of coherence with nature instead of fighting against natural law. 

Discover:

  • Why the world is in a state of tumultuous transformation and what is possible for humanity and the earth if we’re able to develop a cohesive vision for the future
  • How over time, humanity has shifted from a mindset of sharing, reverence and abundance to one of ownership, extraction and competition, and the negative consequences this is having on planet earth
  • The importance of diversity on ALL levels, from bacteria to crops to thoughts and opinions
  • Natural law and how we can use nature’s ancient wisdom as a template for a new, more coherent human society

00:00 Intro

00:43 Consumerism & outsourcing everything

4:30 The future of humanity

08:29 As above, so below

17:15 Diversity vs. monoculture

24:00 Cancel culture

25:25 The control of information to reduce panic

31:52 Natural law

40:17 Being afraid of change

54:04 Gut health & ION*

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Nov 07, 2022
Say YES to Yourself — Solo Episode
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Themes: Alignment, Authenticity, Transformation, Self-Love, Values

Summary:

Feel like there’s something more to life? Like you’re not quite reaching your potential? Perhaps you want a more fulfilling career, a better relationship, to heal your relationship with money, your body, social media, or your family. Whatever it may be, this split — the space between what you say you want, who you say you are and who you’re actually being and what you’re choosing — is one of the most significant sources of our pain, our addictions, and our emotional, mental, and physical health issues. I know this firsthand.

Join me as I explore how to merge the gap between where you are now and what is possible for your life. Will you move toward your soul’s calling? Can you say yes to yourself? Can you claim your potential? Consider this your invitation.

Discover:

  • The wisdom of negative emotions and why life shouldn’t always feel good
  • The difference between orienting your life around what your soul desires vs. your wounds, around expansion instead of defensiveness
  • How to decide what to do when you don’t know what to do
  • What happens when you commit to honouring yourself

00:00 Intro

00:26 The universe has your back

01:09 Life isn’t about feeling good all the time

02:08 The space between what you have and what you want

04:33 Orienting to your soul, not your wounds

09:26 Words don’t teach; actions do

12:41 Be mindful of your choices

13:15 You’re weird, but all the best people are

15:01 Stepping away can also be healing

17:03 When you stop running from who you are

18:30 Learning to say yes to yourself

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Oct 31, 2022
Mental Health, Radical Self-Love and Healing Generational Trauma with Zachary Levi
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Themes: Social Media, Self Love, Self Worth, Hollywood, Trauma, Mental Health

Summary:

This week I’m joined by one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, Zachary Levi, with critically acclaimed roles in TV, film, and on Broadway. You may recognize him from his career catapulting role as Chuck Bartowski in the hit NBC series, Chuck, from his recurring role on Amazon Studios’ Emmy winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, or from his recent roles in American Underdog, the Kurt Warner Story and the 2019 blockbuster hit, Shazam!.

In this episode we jam on the addictive nature of social media, the problems Hollywood and reality TV perpetuate, plus Zachary’s emotional journey through a lifetime of crippling anxiety and depression and how a breakdown led him to ultimately find joy, gratitude, self-love and acceptance.

Discover:

  • The irony of social media and how it’s both one of the biggest contributors to mental illness today AND a useful platform for amplifying awareness for such conditions
  • The profit over people model of Hollywood and how it’s affecting the mental health of those working in the industry as well as viewers
  • How reality TV is modeling an unhealthy approach to relationships and body image
  • Zachary’s mental, emotional and spiritual breakdown and how it ultimately led him to find joy, gratitude, acceptance and purpose
  • The beautiful ripple effect that comes with doing the inner work, facing what you’re most afraid of and integrating your wounds

00:00 Intro

00:37 The irony of social media

02:02 Being a parent now

05:38 Is social media safe for kids?

10:02 Media is designed to be addictive

15:18 The problem with Hollywood & reality TV

22:30 Altering your appearance

29:51 Money is not the root of evil

33:16 The breakdown

46:34 Getting the role of Shazam

55:39 Healthy love not being modeled

1:03:44 Therapy 

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Oct 24, 2022
Healing Through Infidelity with Rainier Wylde & Kristi Born
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Themes: Relationships, Transformation, Acceptance, Infidelity, Authenticity, Codependency

Summary:

In this heartfelt episode, I sit down with power couple Rainier Wylde and Kristi Born as they share the intimate details of how their relationship has evolved through infidelity. We discuss relational pain as a potent catalyst for transformation, the beauty in being honest with ourselves and our partner, and viewing ruptures as an invitation to truth.

About Rainier & Kristi:

Rainier Wylde is an author, teacher, and speaker. He has embraced life for all it is, celebrating its highs and learning from its lows. Rainier has managed a Fortune 500 company and built businesses; he has also elegantly blown them up, burned them down, and started over from scratch. Studying with Zen masters and Sufi mystics, Rainier founded and participated in neo-monastic communities for many years, becoming a spiritual director to both individuals and groups. He holds a masters degree in psychology and has spent countless hours working with others in navigating the human soul. Through the various positions he has held, Rainier discovered that life must be claimed to hold any worth. His work is to inspire others to live, fully and deeply, in the here and now.

Kristi Born is a marriage and family therapist, relationship coach and teacher. She has worked with diverse populations and a wide variety of age groups. As a graduate school professor and popular educator, Kristi thrills in bringing people together to discuss topics that unleash their power and minimize their shame. She believes in systemic thinking and uncovering how relationships are containers for healing and exponential personal growth. Kristi specializes in the art of couple’s therapy and relationship healing. Through this work, she helps couples create their own designer relationships; conscious and wholehearted partnerships. She finds joy in partnering with Rainier Wylde to use their personal relational journey to help any and every person accept and step into their own power, telling a beautiful story of their own. Together they host the podcast Love Like Hell, exploring the modern landscape of intimacy and union.

Discover:

  • Love and relational pain as a potent catalyst for transformation
  • Why we sometimes hide our past from our current partners
  • Why we often jump into relationships too fast
  • The beauty of being honest with ourselves and our partner and where to begin when you have a history of tiptoeing around the truth
  • Viewing ruptures in relationship as an invitation to truth and an opportunity really see and understand each other
  • The importance of holding onto yourself and your identity while in relationship
  • The impact of relationship transformation on kids and what they can learn from seeing a marriage with a foundation of truth

00:00 Intro

03:28 Entering into relationships unconsciously

05:00 When dysfunction is normalized

08:16 Love as a catalyst for transformation

14:23 Fear of knowing your partner’s past

20:45 Why we often jump from relationship to relationship

23:36 Liberation through truth

28:38 Talking about things as they arise vs. burying them

30:10 Ruptures are an opportunity

40:04 How did the community react to the truth?

46:31 Wanting the best for your partner

49:57 Relationships are not risk-free

58:50 Impact of relationship transformation on kids

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Oct 17, 2022
Cultivating Mindfulness with Manoj Dias
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Themes: Anger, Emotions, Mindfulness, Meditation, Breathwork, Self-Awareness

Summary:

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” I’ve loved this quote from Viktor E. Frankl for a long time, and it speaks directly to the topic of today’s episode: mindfulness. Tune in as I explore with returning guest Manoj Dias what is possible when we commit to a practice of loving self-awareness. 

Born and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, Manoj Dias is an animated speaker, humble teacher and always a friend. Once tethered to a life of self-management, instead of self-awareness, he now intimately understands what it means to be healed from the inside out. Through mindfulness and meditation, Manoj has helped thousands of people around the world trade mania for pause, so that they may live fearlessly in honor of a happier and more meaningful life. 

Discover:

  • Mindfulness and how developing a practice can quite literally change your life and relationships
  • The beauty of anger (and what’s often beneath this emotion)
  • Meditation as a tool for self-awareness and why we may resist it
  • Somatic mindfulness and how it can help you become more present and grounded
  • Breathwork as a powerful tool to cultivate more presence, connection and peace

00:00 Intro

01:38 Reconciling our feelings through wisdom

04:49 Choosing how we react

08:56 Why we continue to operate in unhelpful patterns

11:01 The beauty of anger & what’s often beneath it

20:06 Observing your mind

24:21 Somatic mindfulness

33:41 Developing a mindfulness practice

36:59 Breathwork

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Oct 10, 2022
Return to Nature & Take Your Power Back with Darin Olien
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Themes: Food Systems, Nutrition, Health, Superfoods, Sovereignty, Environmental Health

Summary:

Join me for an epic chat with Darin Olien: co-host of the Emmy® award-winning docuseries, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, NYT best-selling author, chart-topping podcast host and passionate advocate for human and environmental health. For over 20 years, Darin has traveled the globe in search of ways to holistically heal our society through food, exercise, and mental health and I’m pumped to have had the opportunity to pick his brain in this episode.

Discover:

  • How Down to Earth with Zac Efron serendipitously came to be
  • The dire reality and consequences of ultra-processed foods and chemical agriculture
  • Why we need to return to ancient and indigenous agricultural practices for the health of ourselves and the planet
  • A strong argument for growing your own food
  • Darin’s tips for healthy living in a modern world

00:00 Intro

01:38 Down To Earth with Zac Efron

07:07 Hunting superfoods

13:27 Lack of integrity in the food industry

19:54 We’ve divorced nature

30:40 Lab-made foods

37:16 Food switches to make now

43:28 What’s really in your tap water

49:51 Why you should know about Barukas nuts

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Oct 06, 2022
You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone with Aaron Albert
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Themes: Mental Health, Social Media, Self-Help, Breakups

Summary:

Meet Aaron Albert: my buddy, co-founder and the CEO of Mine'd — a digital platform we co-created to connect you with top emotional wellness experts and community through daily live and on-demand classes. Tune in as we explore the landscape of social media as it pertains to mental health for both consumers and creators, plus our idea to create a different way of orienting towards mental, relational and emotional health challenges.

A former child actor on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, Aaron has spent the adult part of his career in the health and wellness space, working with companies to build products and experiences that make people's lives better. As the co-creator of the largest chain of boutique spin studios in Southeast Asia, Absolute Cycle, Aaron was able to merge together two of his personal passions: fitness and motivation. Over the past four years specifically, Aaron really honed in on creating communities and products at multiple consumer, wellness, and tech companies, including Journey Live, Shine Text, Wave Meditation, Sweat with Studio, and Julianne Hough’s KINRGY. 

Discover:

  • Why we felt it necessary to create a new way for people to engage in mental health content outside of the social media platforms that already exist
  • Why it’s hard for us to get motivated to take care of our mental health
  • How we can be narcissistic in our pain when the truth is: you’re not alone!

00:00 Intro

01:00 Impact of the pandemic on mental health

02:33 Why don’t we treat mental health like physical health?

06:10 Mental health content on social media

14:06 People want accessibility

21:32 Heartbreak & the birth of Mine’d 

27:48 Creating authentic content 

34:26 You are not alone

41:05 Narcissism in our pain

43:23 What is Mine’d?

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Oct 03, 2022
Eat Smarter with Shawn Stevenson
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Themes: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Transformation, Mindset

Summary:

This week I’m joined Shawn Stevenson, author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter and the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter. In this episode Shawn shares how he was able to heal himself from chronic illness and turn a dire diagnosis around through simple mindset and nutrition changes.

Shawn is also creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and became the cofounder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC News, ESPN, and many other major media outlets.

Discover:

  • How changing his internal narrative from “why me?” to “what can I do?” shifted his mindset and ultimately, his health outcomes
  • What’s happening in the body when you get a craving
  • Food as information
  • Why as a society we are more sick than ever, even though technology is advancing

00:00 Intro

01:17 Writing Eat Smarter

07:00 The link between diet and chronic disease

19:27 From "why me?" to "what can I do?"

23:31 Pain is a great teacher

25:00 Having someone who believes in you

31:43 What is epigenetics?

37:14 Post-ingestive feedback & cravings

40:41 Processed and artificial foods

47:15 Connection between food and relationships

53:47 Food is information

55:47 Eating sacred

1:00:24 Effect of innovation to our health

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Sep 27, 2022
Stepping into Entrepreneurship with Dan Harrison
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Themes: Entrepreneurship, Career, Transformation, Purpose

Summary:

If you’re a therapist, practitioner, naturopath or healer looking to build your biz online and cultivate more meaning, abundance and freedom in your life, then this episode is for you! Tune in for an insightful conversation with Dan Harrison; former certified financial planner turned course creator and online business mentor who specializes in authentic selling, relationship-based marketing and transformational leadership.

Discover:

  • The beauty of entrepreneurship and starting before you’re ready
  • The best place you can focus your time and energy as an entrepreneur
  • Selling the transformation vs. your time
  • Some of the most common challenges when stepping into entrepreneurship

00:00 Intro

02:14 Soulful Sales

07:25 From sales rep to empowering people

10:37 The beauty of entrepreneurship

21:10 Being of service

25:00 Sell the transformation

32:26 Free vs. paid information

36:52 Biggest challenges in entrepreneurship

43:46 Fall in love with the process

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Sep 22, 2022
Overcoming Perfectionism with Vitale Buford Hardin
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Themes: Perfectionism, Excellence, Career, Authenticity, Self-Compassion, Self-Worth

Summary:

This week I’m pumped to be joined by my good friend, Vitale Buford Hardin who is a top leadership consultant, driver of leadership excellence, and CEO of The Hardin Group, a leadership consulting firm. Tune in as we unpack perfectionism, why it manifests, how it affects us in the workplace and within our relationships, and ultimately how to actually heal from it.

Vitale believes that “who we are is how we lead,” so the real leadership work begins with ourselves. Vitale brings her training and concepts to life in a fun and relatable way, empowering teams and companies to transform the way they work, produce, and relate. She is an iPEC-certified executive coach, trainer, award-winning speaker, and author. Featured in The New York Times, she is the author of the book, Addicted to Perfect, detailing her struggle with perfectionism and how she overcame it. 

Discover:

  • What perfectionism is and the different ways in which it can manifest
  • The root cause of perfectionism
  • The first step in detaching from the need to be perfect
  • How companies and leaders can actually benefit from addressing and healing perfectionism in the workplace

00:00 Intro

00:46 What is perfectionism?

02:55 Why we chase perfection

05:30 Detaching from perfectionism

07:37 Perfectionism in the workplace

12:06 How it affects innovation

17:47 Are men or women more prone to perfectionism?

21:27 Perfectionism in relationships

28:00 Compassion and perfectionism can’t coexist

30:34 Excellence instead of perfectionism

32:23 Vitale’s struggle with perfectionism

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Sep 19, 2022
The Art of Self-Inquiry with Byron Katie
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Themes: Self Inquiry, Ego, Liberation, Awareness, Mental Health, Spirituality

Summary:

This week I’m SO excited to be joined by a trailblazer and icon whose work has deeply impacted my life: Byron Katie. Tune in to discover the powerful method of inquiry born directly out of Byron Katie’s experience that allows you to release yourself from suffering and access the wisdom that always exists within you.

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.

Byron Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, now in a revised edition, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.

Discover:

  • Four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light
  • A powerful way to handle and reframe criticism
  • A simple tool to identify the cause of your stress and suffering
  • The profound freedom that comes with questioning and turning around your thoughts

00:00 Intro

00:56 What is “The Work”?

03:48 The four questions

09:05 Ego

13:54 Is it true?

22:19 The world is divided

24:58 Stop thinking

32:07 Self-realization, until it’s lived, has no power

34:12 It’s all perfect

36:04 Defensiveness

39:25 Judge your neighbor worksheet

50:46 Turning around your thoughts

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Sep 12, 2022
How to Relationship Better with John Kim & Vanessa Bennett
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Themes: Attachment Theory, Conflict, Relationships, Intimacy, Parenthood

Summary:

Today I’m joined by John Kim and Vanessa Bennett for a wonderful conversation discussing the core themes from their new book, “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” including how to navigate differences in your relationship. 

John Kim (aka The Angry Therapist) and Vanessa Bennett are not only licensed therapists and relationship coaches but master plate spinners. Writing books, hosting podcasts, creating mental health content, and raising their toddler are just a few of those spinning plates.

Before their worlds collided, they each experienced the painful expiration of long term relationships which thrust them into their inner journeys, personal therapy, therapy school, and helping thousands of people relationship better. As a couple, they are committed to being transparent about their baggage, bullsh*t, and the slippery knots of their own imperfect relationship to help illuminate the surprising issues that hinder all of us from finding, enjoying, and sustaining love.

Discover:

  • How to navigate different love languages
  • Framing your differences as opportunities
  • Tips for navigating conflict with your partner
  • The difference between doing life with someone vs. doing life at or around them

00:00 Intro

04:00 Therapists are human too

07:20 Writing a book with your partner

10:03 Different love languages

16:55 The anxious/avoidant dance

19:07 Differences in relationship

23:33 It’s in the small moments

28:20 Handling conflict

35:11 Past relationships vs. now

39:00 Softness & vulnerability in relationship

41:00 Greatest challenges in couples

47:22 Being transactional

53:47 Clean anger is necessary 

 

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Sep 05, 2022
Turn Your Pain into Your Purpose with Jayson Gaddis
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Themes: Relationships, Conflict, Relationship Coaching, Intimacy, Emotional Intelligence

Summary:

In today’s episode I’m joined once again by the insightful Jayson Gaddis. Tune in as we discuss some of the most common relational challenges we both encounter and how Jayson helps others both better understand relationships AND teach relational skills themselves through The Relationship School.

Jayson Gaddis, author, podcaster, speaker, and “personal trainer for relationships”, is a global leader on interpersonal conflict and connection. He got tired of complaining that street-level relationship skills are not taught in school, so he founded The Relationship School, an impact-based company dedicated to helping individuals, couples and teams work out their differences in order to have indestructible relationships. His new book Getting to Zero: How to work Through Conflict In Your High Stakes Relationships was voted Editors Choice, Best non-fiction, and Best Leadership and Business book in 2021 on Amazon.

 

Discover:

  • The most common relationship challenges we both see
  • A common root cause of unavailability 
  • One question to ask yourself when you don’t know whether to stay or go
  • The advantages of being a coach vs. a therapist
  • How Relationship School differs from other trainings
  • Our thoughts on why relationship skills aren’t taught in school

00:00 Intro

01:42 The problem of not having mutual partnership

03:28 The most common relationship challenges

05:10 Dating unavailability

06:35 Should you stay or go?

08:07 Ghosting

08:52 People transform their lives around their relationship pain

11:18 Becoming a therapist

16:45 Group beliefs influencing individual beliefs 

20:21 Breaking out of old systems

23:22 Challenging the client

29:18 Hearing feedback

33:46 Teaching how to handle conflict

35:19 Success of a relationship shouldn’t be measured by length

36:59 Movies modeling real life

40:02 Apologizing & conflict repair

 

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Sep 01, 2022
The Best Relationship Advice You’ll Hear Today with Jeff Guenther, LPC
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Themes: Relationships, Dating, Red Flags, Infidelity, Forgiveness, Attachment Theory

Summary:

I’m super pumped to be joined by Jeff Guenther, aka @therapyjeff for today’s episode. I’ve been watching Jeff distill complex information and break down relational challenges online in such a consumable and digestible way for some time now, so to sit down with him today and go deeper into allllll things romantic relationships is an honour.

Jeff Guenther is a licensed professional counselor in Portland, Oregon. He’s been a therapist since 2005 and his practice focuses on both couples and individuals. These days, he spends most of his spare time making one-minute videos for TikTok and Instagram, and more in-depth content on Patreon. Consider following him on all the platforms for relationship advice, tips, pep talks and other resources to maximize your mental health.

Discover:

  • Green flags to look for on a date
  • Why knowing your own red flags is essential for a healthy relationship
  • The best time to ask “what are we?”
  • When it’s okay (and can actually benefit your relationship) to crush on someone else
  • Red flags to watch for when you crush on someone else

00:00 Intro

01:48 Starting an online presence

05:05 Back to (relationship) basics

06:08 Blaming your parents

08:00 Do you need to forgive in order to heal?

11:30 Stop talking shit about your ex

13:15 Know your own red flags

16:44 Assuming good intent

20:20 Asking for reassurance

26:56 Actions vs. words

30:45 Having needs is sexy

35:21 Anxious/avoidant attachment

37:54 Having a crush on someone while in a relationship

51:07 Red flags when you have a crush

53:10 Thinking relationally

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Aug 29, 2022
Reclaim Your Self-Worth, Change Your Life with Sophie Dear
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Themes: Self-Worth, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Emotions, Boundaries

Summary:

In 2015, having worked in the world of TV for eight years, Sophie Dear was signed off work due to anxiety and insomnia. Feeling pretty broken, she retrained as a yoga teacher and started a journey of inner work. Then, very suddenly at the end of 2019, Sophie's 10 year relationship and marriage broke down. She jumped on a plane to Bali in March 2020 with a plan to work out what she truly wanted. 

After stumbling across my work on Instagram, she took my Become a Boundaries Badass and Crushing Codependency courses, both of which had a huge impact on her relationships and self-worth. Sophie now works as a self-worth empowerment coach and is very much enjoying her best life. As she explains in this episode, re-discovering her self-worth has been her biggest journey and I'm honored to have played a part in it!

Discover:

  • Tangible tips for building self-worth
  • How having boundaries will change your life in the best way
  • Having compassion for your old patterns and survival strategies

00:00 Intro

01:21 Sophie's story

05:25 Allopathic medicine being symptom oriented

08:32 Effects of being unkind to yourself

10:30 Yoga and self-worth

17:03 Seeking your true self

18:26 Feeling seen for the first time

21:32 Growing up with a sick parent

23:41 When you become what you’ve been seeking

25:07 Every feeling you feel is valid

27:02 Boundaries and codependency

31:26 Survival strategies as superpowers

33:11 Having space for difficult and vulnerable conversations

38:42 Focusing on expansion rather than your limitations

39:27 Change starts when you start seeing your self-worth

42:48 We are wired to survive, not for happiness

46:04 Rituals for self-worth

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Aug 25, 2022
Embracing Truth — Solo Episode
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Themes: Overcoming Fear, Speaking Your Truth, Authenticity, Alignment, Integrity

Summary:

So often, we allow the human in us - the part that has fears and limiting beliefs - talk us out of what feels right on a soul level. We talk ourselves out of taking courageous action, starting something new, laying a boundary, having a conversation, moving in a new direction… because stepping into the unknown is scary AF. It’s much easier (and more comfortable) to stay in the spaces, cycles and patterns that are already working and familiar. But the reality is this: when we know we can become more and we don’t answer the call, the pain of misalignment will eventually catch up.

Which brings me to where I am today: realizing I have not been fully liberated and in integrity on @createthelove for some time. I’ve been holding back my full expression on social media, afraid of how I might be received — but I realize that in doing so, I don’t get to be all of me and you don’t get to know all of me. I came here to speak what is true for me, and be committed to building bridges. But one cannot build bridges when ones does not have a bridge between the parts of themselves they are afraid of expressing. So here I am: expressing.

Join me for this special solo episode as I dive deeper into what has sparked this evolution and what to expect from me going forward as I step into a more aligned, more expressed, and more liberated version of myself. Thank you for being on this journey with me!

Discover:

  • Why committing to telling the truth changes everything
  • An intimate letter to you, my community, on how my platform is evolving
  • My thoughts on cancel culture, nuance and discussion
  • How to step into a space of curiosity when you disagree with someone’s beliefs

00:00 Intro

01:31 Fearing the unknown

03:37 Don’t listen to the human in you

06:20 Let the truth that lives within you also live outside of you

09:12 Committing to telling the truth

12:16 Creating the love

17:34 Don’t get stuck in someone else’s expectations

19:59 Be curious about anything you’re not allowed to criticize

21:37 Cancel culture

27:20 Tolerating different beliefs

30:09 Stop wasting your time focusing on other people

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Aug 22, 2022
How to Take Charge of Your Health with Dr. Tyna Moore
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Themes: Health, Personal Responsibility, Mindset, Food Systems, Resilience, Medical Autonomy, Longevity

Summary:

They say when the student is ready the teacher arrives, and that was exactly the case with today’s guest, Dr. Tyna Moore. With nearly three decades of experience in the medical world, Dr. Tyna Moore, ND, DC is a leading expert in holistic regenerative medicine and resilient health. Traditionally and alternatively trained in science and medicine as both a Naturopathic Physician and Chiropractor, she brings a unique perspective to those wishing to build a more robust foundation in their health and well-being. She is a podcast host, author, speaker, kettlebell devotee and mother as well as a fierce advocate for health autonomy and personal responsibility, which she helps others improve through her many offerings at drtyna.com and on her podcast, The Dr Tyna Show.

Join us as we talk about the importance of metabolic health in our overall wellbeing, how we ended up in the sea of metabolic dysfunction we see today, plus Dr. Tyna’s top strategies for improving your health and resilience.

Discover:

  • Dr. Tyna’s journey from chronic illness as a young adult to thriving in her forties
  • Simple strategies to improve your metabolic health and see noticeable shifts in your mood, energy levels and inflammation levels
  • The role of mindset and personal responsibility in building optimal health
  • How to build resilience against chronic and acute disease

00:00 Intro

01:07 Importance of presenting data and the truth

06:57 Pain and vanity

10:45 Information is empowering

13:09 Microbiomes are contagious

17:19 Unrealized food disorder

21:06 Strength training and its benefits

28:38 How to work on metabolic health

31:27 The food supply is adulterated 

35:51 Sugar is satan

38:22 Making things conducive to longevity

39:45 Canceling and vilifying information rather than understanding the discomfort

43:45 There are demons among us

47:44 Easily influenced

56:16 The metabolic revamp

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Aug 15, 2022
A New Definition of Masculinity with John Wineland
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Themes: Liberation, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Karma, Relationships, Self-Awareness

Summary:

John Wineland is a renowned author, teacher and speaker who guides both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment. I’ve admired John’s work for years, incorporating many of his teachings into my own journey.

Join us for this episode where we explore a new vision of awakened masculinity — one rooted in conscious awareness, unflinching responsibility and true leadership. One that invites men to feel deeply, disavow numbness and turn away from ego-driven dogma that has harmed women, the planet, and men themselves.

John's embodiment-driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years of experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice but from 13 years of intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida. Drawing from Deida's revolutionary framework, as well as the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, Kundalini yoga, Taoist and Iron Shirt Qigong traditions, John seeks to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts. His new book, From The Core, shares a practical guide to redefine, heal and re-embrace masculinity in our world.

Discover:

  • How masculinity and what it means to be a valuable male within a relationship, community and society — is being redefined
  • The value of integrating the masculine and the feminine within
  • Simple practices to invite more presence, awareness and depth to your relationships

00:00 Intro

00:38 A new paradigm of masculinity

04:44 What is a liberated man?

08:36 Integrating the masculine and feminine within

10:35 Liberate yourself from patterns

13:58 The myth of the good husband

17:31 Why we resist liberation

19:42 Changing your karma 

24:40 Make space for your inner self

26:57 Men want depth

30:28 Grief and anger

32:00 Beauty and awe

34:09 Love is not transactional

39:27 Killing the teacher

41:35 Internal patriarchy

43:24 Having a partner who challenges you

46:19 How to relate to the feminine

47:11 Toxic masculinity

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Aug 08, 2022
Be Authentic — It's Good For Your Health with Dr. Christian Gonzalez
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Themes: Healing, Health, Holistic Health, Emotions, Self-Expression, Authenticity

Summary:

I often talk about the deep impact both our relationships and emotional health have on our physical health, so this week I’m thrilled to be diving deeper into the subject with the one and only Dr. Christian Gonzalez. Join us for a beautiful conversation about why authentic self-expression and releasing suppressed emotions is so important for the health of your body, mind and spirit.

Dr. G took an interest in many fields of medicine, but it wasn’t until his mother passed of cancer that he decided to shift his focus to oncology. There he found a passion for helping people optimize their health by preventing chronic disease and he soon realized that cancer was not simply nutritional or exercise-based, it was much more than that. 

As he studied this concept more, Dr. G became passionate about environmental medicine as well as the mind, body, and spirit connection. Everything is connected, from the foods we eat to the way we think and interact with the world and the people in our lives. These seemingly small factors all play a large part when it comes to our health and longevity. Because of this, Dr. G has shifted from working with patients to focusing his energy on mass education. He is the host of the excellent Heal Thy Self podcast, which focuses on giving people the tools they need to truly heal from the inside out and highlights some of the top medical professionals in the industry.

Discover:

  • How the relationships we have with our home, the environment, and the people in our lives all play a role in the development of chronic disease
  • The deep impact your emotional health has on your physical health
  • Why authentic self-expression is so important
  • The pathway to healing suppressed emotions and unhooking from unhelpful protective mechanisms

00:00 Intro

02:26 How Dr. G got started in the medical field

06:15 Pivoting into Naturopathic Medicine

11:06 Healing from suppressed emotions and trauma

17:34 The cost of resisting your true emotions

25:15 Letting yourself feel “negative” & “unlovable” emotions

32:06 The role of nutrition and supplementation

37:04 Authentic self expression can protect you from toxic environments

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Aug 01, 2022
The Business of Birth Control with Ricki Lake
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Themes: Birth, Birth Control, Reproductive Health, Body Autonomy, Informed Consent

Summary:

This week I’m joined by powerhouse Ricki Lake to discuss her fascinating new documentary, The Business of Birth Control. Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, this new documentary examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation. Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill.

In this episode we explore the risks and side effects of the pill your doctor probably didn’t tell you about, unethical drug trials, the advantages of being in tune with your body and cycle, holistic alternatives to the pill, and so much more!

Discover:

  • The risks and side effects of the pill your doctor probably didn’t tell you about
  • Real stories of people who have experienced harmful side effects from birth control
  • The problem with labeling and lack of informed consent when it comes to the pill

 

00:00 Intro

01:51 What motivated Ricki to educate in the reproductive space

04:30 Home birth 

07:04 Re-education about birth control

11:04 Side effects of birth control

17:23 Tragic stories from birth control use

19:43 Labeling and information

21:44 Understanding your rights and choices

23:01 Tracking menstrual cycle

25:44 How to navigate through this 

28:03 Christianity and sexual abstinence

30:27 Importance of sex education

33:20 What Ricki’s most proud of in terms of the film

34:57 Challenging & questioning other people’s beliefs

41:37 Hypocrisy in religion

43:46 People hate it when we question the status quo

45:33 Giving birth on your own terms

47:52 Finding love

 

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Jul 25, 2022
Spiritual Channeling with Paul Selig
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Themes: Spirituality, Spiritual Awakening, Clairvoyance, Channeling, Medium

Summary:

This week I’m joined by one of the foremost spiritual channels working today — Paul Selig. Described as “a medium for the living,” Paul has the unique ability to step into and “become” the people his clients ask about, often taking on their personalities and physical characteristics as he “hears” them telepathically. In this episode, we discuss Paul’s backstory, how he discovered his clairvoyance and some of the wisdom he has channeled using his unique gift.

Paul was born in New York City and received his master’s degree from Yale. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant. In his nine breakthrough works of channeled literature, including I Am the Word, The Book of Mastery, and the Beyond the Known Trilogy: Realization, Alchemy, and The Kingdom author and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its own divine nature.

Discover:

  • Life as an expression of divinity
  • What it really means to “be of service”
  • A unique way to look at forgiveness
  • Messages to all of us from the guides

00:00 Intro

01:25 How it all started

05:01 Understanding the voices he hears

07:41 Evolution of the guide’s messages

10:14 Knowing who you are, what you are, and what you serve

18:57 Forgiveness is important

20:06 Everything hidden will be found

22:47 When you reject something, you can’t change it

25:56 The guides

30:16 Feeling energy

35:05 How transmission of messages happens

38:59 A message from the guides

43:36 Books and energies

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Jul 18, 2022
Love Your Imperfections with Jennifer Pastiloff
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Themes: Self-Love, Self-Expression, Shame, Self-Care, Acceptance, Authenticity

Summary:

This week I'm joined by yoga teacher, author and my friend, Jennifer Pastiloff. In this episode we discuss how to live from a place of love, accepting and being true to yourself, self-compassion, finding beauty in unexpected places and so much more.

Jen Pastiloff offers a unique style of teaching through her workshop “On Being Human”, which is based on her bestselling book of the same name. She describes these workshops as “a hybrid of yoga related movement, writing, sharing out loud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party.” She has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News and more for her unique teachings which she has taught to thousands of women in sold-out workshops all over the world. 

Discover:

  • One simple way to open yourself up to more beauty, miracles and love
  • A morning prayer to help set yourself up for success each day
  • Why inspired action needs to follow awareness in order to make meaningful change
  • Each new day as an opportunity to begin again
  • Owning your flaws and showing up anyway

00:00 Intro

00:59 Are you who you say you are?

02:36 Operating from love

06:31 Talk to more strangers

09:54 Don’t lose the child in you

13:31 Create your morning prayer

19:27 Make mistakes and begin again

22:22 Owning your messiness

24:34 Taking inspired action

26:27 Surround yourself with people who inspire you

29:22 Don’t take yourself too seriously

32:35 Choose your struggle

37:14 Jen’s experience of going deaf

42:44 Cancel culture

44:51 Social hierarchy

48:26 Shame

51:00 Seeking validation vs. being true to yourself

56:03 Give yourself permission

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Jul 11, 2022
Mind over Media with Renee Hobbs
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Themes: Propaganda, Media Literacy, News, Persuasion, Social Media

Summary:

Today I’m joined by Renee Hobbs, who is an expert in digital and media literacy education. She's the author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age and for 30 years has helped educators across four contents integrate digital and media literacy into all subject areas and grade levels.

In this episode, Renee unpacks what propaganda is, why we should be aware of it, and how it really affects and influences us. A topic as timely as ever these days!

Discover:

  • How propaganda works and why developing critical thinking skills around all types of media is so important
  • How media messages shape our culture and society
  • How powerful language is as a persuasive tool
  • The importance of curiosity and seeking out divergent perspectives
  • Increasing your capacity for complexity and critical thinking

00:00 Intro

00:49 Information in today’s era

02:35 Propaganda is everywhere

04:19 News and facts

06:03 Definition of propaganda

09:02 The power of language

15:29 Media’s role in society

19:36 Conspiracy theories

20:25 Stereotypes vs. embracing complexity

23:55 Self-interest is inescapable

27:02 Manage your rage

29:57 Propaganda is in the eye of the beholder

31:54 Searching for opposing beliefs

34:55 The learning journey with podcasts

37:50 Learning by creating media

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Jul 04, 2022
How to Become More Self-Aware with Marc Champagne
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Themes: Mental Health, Purpose, Career, Self-Awareness, Reflection

 

Summary:

Today I’m joined by best-selling author, podcast host and mental fitness strategist Marc Champagne. In Mark’s book, Personal Socrates, he explored the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us instead of against us. Marc studied the prompts and practices of legends such as Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others to bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of reader’s lives.

In this episode, Marc unpacks what he’s learnt about the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world. 



Discover:

  • The simple daily practice almost all successful/impactful people have in common
  • Staying motivated, even at your lowest moments
  • How journaling can help you understand yourself better
  • Questions for increased self-awareness



00:00 Intro

00:50 Leaving a secure job

06:11 Failing and starting again

11:40 Micro-moments of motivation

14:34 Top 3 mental fitness habits

16:42 One question away from a different mindset

18:41 Importance of self-reflection

20:15 Journaling

25:42 What we’re pretending not to know

27:22 Why we’re afraid of slowing down

32:08 The hard to answer questions

35:51 Personal Socrates

40:53 Definition of mental fitness

45:39 Be in a state of possibility

 

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Jun 27, 2022
Creating Inner Peace in a Chaotic World with Kaylor Betts
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Themes: Inner Peace, Mental Health, Purpose, Belonging, Self-Expression

 

Summary:

Today I'm joined by my friend and the host of The Mental Wealth Podcast, Kaylor Betts. In this episode, Kaylor shares what it means to be both mentally healthy and wealthy, and how to cultivate inner peace in an increasingly chaotic world. 

Kaylor Betts is a rising star in the mental health space; with a growing following and a hard hitting, buzzworthy podcast, The Mental Wealth Podcast. Kaylor is a contrarian and holds no punches when speaking out against mainstream opinion. He faced his mental health head-on, tackled his long history with anxiety and depression and has since taken a deep dive into studying human optimization to create a brand around what he calls ‘Mental Wealth’. Working with clients around the world, he is relentless in his passion to change lives and help us all understand how to live life beyond what we thought was possible.

 

Discover:

  • What mental wealth is and how to create it
  • Creating purpose in your life vs. discovering your purpose
  • What to do when self-expression threatens belonging
  • Getting comfortable with facing the uncomfortable

 

00:00 Intro

00:40 Having mental wealth

03:07 Discovering purpose

08:58 Belonging and being accepted

12:53 Handling hate and having inner peace

15:49 Beliefs you had as a kid affect you as an adult

19:17 Allowing people to accept a new version of you

27:26 Importance of humility

30:11 Becoming mentally healthy and wealthy

36:24 Living consciously 

42:13 Be the observer of your thoughts

44:20 Dealing with procrastination

48:12 Danger vs. fear

 

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Jun 23, 2022
The Psychology of Victim Mentality & Cancel Culture with Cory Clark
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Themes: Human Biases, Victimhood, Cancel Culture, Virtue Signaling, Morality

 

Summary:

Lately I’ve been feeling motivated to explore my own (and what seems to be the world in general’s) edge around having hard conversations. What shapes binary/black and white thinking, and what has created the inability to speak about subjects that have become so hypersensitive? How can can we disagree with love and curiosity?

It seems that more often than not, we cease talking about certain things altogether because it’s easier to avoid cancellation, the possibility of being critized, and conflict. But whenever we do this, we don’t actually serve our communities, our society, or the world as a whole.

I’m so excited for you to hear this conversation with Cory Clark and was blown away by the research she shares about human biases, victim mentality, and more. It gave me the opportunity to explore my own personal biases and to bring light to the things that I don’t even see about myself and the way I see the world. I hope it does the same for you.

Cory Clark is the Director of the Adversarial Collaboration Project at University of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department. She received her PhD in Social and Personality Psychology and Quantitative Methods from University of California, Irvine and formerly worked as an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at Durham University in the United Kingdom and the Director of Academic Engagement for Heterodox Academy. Among other things, she studies political biases (on both the left and right) and how moral and political concerns influence evaluations of science among everyday people and scientists alike. She writes a Psychology Today blog called The AntiSocial Psychologist and occasionally co-hosts the YouTube channel and podcast, Antisocial Psychologists. 

 

Discover:

  • How victimhood can be used for manipulation/to gain very real benefits
  • Why we tend to cancel other people for having different opinions
  • How research shows that being perceived as a victim can justify immoral behavior

 

00:00 Intro

01:27 Social media reinforces our beliefs

03:46 Competition in research

06:34 Being biased is human nature

11:14 The bias blindspot

12:52 Vicitmhood and the evolutionary benefits of playing victim

21:26 Justification of immoral behaviors

26:24 Emotional manipulation & victim playing

33:57 Victim and virtue signaling

39:46 Obsessive passions versus harmonious passions

41:56 Having a different opinion

43:32 Verbal versus physical violence

46:40 Extremist people

56:47 Participating in canceling by refusing to talk about it

1:00:50 Taking things to social media instead of talking about things privately

1:04:25 Being held accountable for what we say

1:07:20 Self-censorship

 

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Jun 20, 2022
Transform Your Relationship Patterns and Come Home to Yourself with Sheleana Aiyana
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Themes: Self-Awareness, Trauma, Healing, Self-Love, Relationships

 

Summary:

Today I'm joined by my dear friend and founder of Rising Woman, Sheleana Aiyana. In this episode we explore the importance of becoming aware of your patterns in relationship, where they came from and ultimately, how to transcend them to become “the one” you seek. Have you ever felt like people leave you for the exact same reason or that you date the same type of person… Every. Single. Time? These patterns are something that need to be acknowledged if we want to understand ourselves better and call in the healthy relationship we crave – both with ourselves and with another.

Sheleana Aiyana is the founder of Rising Woman, a growing community of more than 3 million readers. Her training and immersion in couples facilitation, inherited family trauma, family systems, conscious relationship, somatic healing, and plant medicines inform her holistic approach to seeing relationships as a spiritual path. More than 30,000 women in 146 countries have taken her flagship program Becoming the One.

 

Discover:

  • The effects of media on how we view relationships & how it encourages our addiction to chaos
  • Why we tend to numb our pain & how we can start being aware of it
  • Why we should normalize (and celebrate!) the mundane parts of relationships 

00:00 Intro
01:26 Becoming the One
03:30 Media affecting our views on relationships
07:41 Ignoring old beliefs and working on your own patterns
12:52 Why we numb our pain
21:19 Trusting love again & healing
24:59 How your childhood experiences affects your behavior now
27:38 Awareness of old patterns
32:00 How being vulnerable can inspire others
34:28 How we actually block love from coming our way
37:01 Learning how to love healthily 
41:16 Normalization of boredom in relationships

 

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Jun 13, 2022
You Don’t Need Prince Charming to Save You with Shannon Heth & Beau Nelson
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Themes: Marriage, Love, Relationships, the Cinderella Complex, Breakups

Summary:

Today I'm joined by the wonderful duo that is Beau Nelson and Shannon Heth, authors of Cinderella, You Bitch: Rescue Your Relationships from the Fairy-Tale Fantasy. In this episode, we speak about our society’s obsession with having a fairytale love story and happy endings. As kids, we’ve all heard the story of how Cinderella or other fairytale princesses found their prince charming, got married, and lived happily ever after, giving us unrealistic expectations of how relationships should be when we become adults. Listening to this episode will help you see the reality of a being in a relationship and how you can create the ending you desire.

Shannon Heth is a marketing and communications specialist who crafts creative strategy and stories for global brands. The president and founder of public relations agency Milk Creative Communications, her client work has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Bon Appetit, and the Los Angeles Times. An accomplished storyteller, Shannon has also penned a number of articles for newspapers and magazines. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her two young sons.

Beau Nelson is a creator. As an internationally recognized celebrity makeup artist he has worked with women like Kristen Stewart, Zoe Kravitz, Christina Hendricks, and Iman. As a photographer/director, he has collaborated with legendary brands like Chanel, Tom Ford, Dior, Violet Grey, and Chantecaille Cosmetics. And as a multi-passionate creative, he’s been involved in countless other artistic endeavors from fragrance development, to songwriting, to visual art. Beau has spent years studying and practicing principles of personal transformation and lives in Los Angeles, California.

00:00 Intro
01:30 Cinderella, You Bitch
05:56 The fairytale trap
10:01 Being responsible versus taking responsibility
12:19 Separating reality from fantasy
15:36 Stop finding happiness in other people
19:00 Sometimes breakups are a good thing
22:58 The problem with idolizing weddings & marriage
29:01 Problematic language used to describe love
32:57 Getting out of the fairytale trap
39:53 The magic of starting conversations with strangers
46:34 Acknowledging your feelings & celebrating yourself

 

Discover:

  • The reason why so many of us live with a “Cinderella complex” and how we can get out of this fairytale trap
  • Why Shannon and Beau think breakups are a good thing
  • The importance of celebrating your achievements and recognizing your feelings

 

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Jun 09, 2022
Build a More Loving Relationship with Terry Real
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Themes: Relationships, Conflict, Patriarchy, Individualism, Sexuality, Masculinity

Summary:

Today I'm honoured to welcome Terry Real back on the podcast. An internationally recognized family therapist, speaker, and author, and the founder of the Relational Life Institute (RLI), Real has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists to help people create the connection they desire in relationships. His groundbreaking, bestselling book, I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, established him as one of the most respected voices in the treatment of men and male depression and his expertise on men’s mental health and relationship issues have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show and in The New York Timesamong many others.

In his practice, Real works with couples on the brink of disaster; he sees how individualism and patriarchy poisons our most intimate relationships. The excellent news: warmer, closer, more passionate relationships are possible if you have the right tools. In Terry's new book, US: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship, he shows people how to stop working on themselves as individuals and start working on their relationship as a couple.

 

Discover:

  • How to move beyond your traumas and stressors and shift from thinking in terms of me and you to a different consciousness - the consciousness of us
  • How patriarchy poisons our intimate relationships
  • What's happening in your body when you're activated in conflict — plus scripts to help you move beyond your knee-jerk reactions and into your wiser, more collaborative self
  • What's really behind defensiveness
  • How men are programmed to squash what is most needed in their intimate relationships: vulnerability

 

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Jun 06, 2022
Exploring Non-Monogamy with Emily, Dedeker and Jase of Multiamory
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Themes: Relationships, Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, Sexuality, Communication

Summary:

The Multiamory Podcast was created by Emily Matlack, Dedeker Winston, and Jase Lindgren in 2014 to fill the lack of voices about polyamory who were young and accessible to a modern audience. They were also tired of hearing all the same old, traditional, sometimes toxic dating advice. After years of creating episodes, connecting with listeners, and growing an amazing community, they have broadened their own views on relationships and are now helping people in a wide variety of relationship formats from polyamory, to monogamy, to Relationship Anarchy.

Emily, Dedeker, and Jase believe in looking to the future of relationships, not maintaining the status quo of the past. They value ethics over tradition, and believe that a healthy world is one where everybody has agency in their relationships. Today, with three and a half million podcast downloads and a rapidly growing community, they are dedicated to providing the best possible transformational information, including new research, practical communication tools, a diverse group of guest experts, and more. 

 

Discover:

  • Different types of monogamy (yes, they exist!)
  • The variety of ways that non-monogamy is practiced
  • How Emily, Jase and Dedeker came together as a triad and some of the challenges they faced
  • What do to if you’re in a monogamous relationship and want to explore non-monogamy


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May 30, 2022
Hug Your Inner Child with Violet Benson
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Themes: Relationships, Dating, Self-Worth, Attachment Theory

Summary:

So excited to have Violet Benson, aka the Meme Queen, on the show today! Violet hosts the incredibly popular podcast, Almost Adulting (previously known as Too Tired To Be Crazy) and is most known for her viral brand, Daddy Issues, which has caught the attention of many celebs and over 5 million followers over the years.

The Almost Adulting podcast is one of today’s most popular mental health podcasts, using humour and heartfelt advice to prompt candid conversations about mental health and wellness. It features public figures peeling back their personas to divulge their “inner demons," and I myself had the pleasure of being on the show recently. I enjoyed our conversation so much that I knew I had to have Violet on the podcast, so here we are!
 

Discover:

  • How a toxic workplace inspired Violet to create her viral page, @daddyissues
  • How Violet transformed her relationship with her father
  • How we deal with haters and rude comments as public figures
  • Our thoughts on shows like Love is Blind and the Bachelor
  • Violet's attachment style and her personal dating struggles

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May 26, 2022
Give Yourself Permission with Joseph Sheehey
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Themes: Depression, Addiction, Fulfillment, Health, Healing

Summary:

Joe Sheehey is the Founder and CEO of the leading cannabinoid wellness brand, Cured Nutrition. As a former NASA contributing aerospace engineer, he led much of his life doing what he was “supposed to." Now, he is committed to pushing boundaries and changing the narrative around cannabis to contribute to a future of health that looks much different than the past.

Discover:

  • How the pain of misalignment and doing what he was "supposed to" led Joe down a path freckled with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal attempts
  • What gave Joe the push to leave his comfortable job and follow his passion
  • Joe's mission to de-stigmatize cannabis and educate users on its benefits

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May 23, 2022
How to Deepen Intimacy and Keep the Spark Alive with Aubrey Marcus
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Themes: Relationships, Monogamy, Polyamory, Communication, Psychedelic Medicine, Sexuality

Summary:

Today I'm honoured to be joined by the man, the myth, the legend: Aubrey Marcus. Aubrey is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. 

Aubrey also currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the host of the Fit For Service Fellowship, and is the author of the NYT Bestselling book Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins.

 

Discover:

  • Being yourself at the cost of belonging
  • Aubrey's journey into polyamory and the lessons he learned from his experience in an open relationship
  • How Aubrey's relationship developed with his now wife, Vylana, and how they make monogamy work for them
  • Tips and practices for deepening intimacy and keeping the “honeymoon phase” alive
  • Aubrey's thoughts on marriage and 'til death do us part'

 

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May 17, 2022
Leaning Into Love with Chase Ramey and Mimi Lindquist
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Themes: Relationships, Marriage, Divorce, Religion, Masculinity, Intuition, Health

Summary:

I met today's guests through my partnership with Organifi and upon hearing their story, I knew I had to have them on the podcast to share it with you!

Chase + Mimi were childhood sweethearts and married in their early 20’s. After 3 years they actually separated and divorced, never thinking they would see each other again. They both hit physical, emotional, mental and spiritual rock bottom in 2017-18. Call it Source, the universe or divine intervention — after 3 years of intense self development and personal epiphanies, their new lives crossed paths organically and six months later Mimi was officially moving in with Chase to start 'Part 2’ of their relationship. Now Chase + Mimi host The Medicin Podcast and are passionate about helping people proactively create deep, healthy, passionate partnership supported by healthy + conscious lifestyles.

Discover:

  • Chase and Mimi's journey from high school sweethearts to married couple, to divorced for three years and back together again
  • How Chase and Mimi's religious upbringing influenced their idea of how a marriage "should" look an ultimately contributed to their split
  • Why we get scared when our partners step into their full power and expression
  • The problem with having expectations whether they be in relationships, with health or at work
  • What to do when your partner isn't interested in growing
  • How to know if you should stay in a relationship or leave

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May 12, 2022
Spirituality, Addiction and Personal Transformation with Luke Storey
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Themes: Spirituality, Personal Growth, Addiction Recovery, Psychedelic Therapy

Summary:

Today’s episode is with someone I've had the pleasure of listening to for years, now — an incredible teacher with so much insight. Luke Storey, formerly a celebrity fashion stylist, is a motivational speaker and thought leader who has spent the past 23 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle. Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week to inspire people worldwide to transform their mind, body, and spirit.

His show covers an ever-expanding range of topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, mindfulness, health food and supplementation, herbs and alternative medicine, and digs deep into biohacking technologies and tactics.

Discover:

  • Luke's personal experience with substance abuse and why he considers his history of addiction a gift
  • Luke's thoughts on the meaning of life, reincarnation and karma
  • How to honour and integrate inner spiritual work and outward material pursuits 
  • Luke's thoughts on altered states of consciousness, psychedelic therapy and plant medicine

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May 09, 2022
How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D
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Themes: Epigenetics, the Mind, Subconscious Beliefs, Self Love, Human Potential

Summary:

Sitting down with today’s guest has been a long-time dream of mine, and I feel so honoured to be able to share this conversation with you. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. In this episode, Bruce talks about perception as the primary mechanism that controls biology, and I can promise you you're in for a fascinating episode!

Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co-author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. In 2009, Bruce received the prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony.

Discover:

  • Bruce’s groundbreaking stem cell research that helped create the modern science of epigenetics (i.e. the idea that how you see life is how your biology will respond)
  • How 95% of the time we operate from the subconscious beliefs that were programmed in childhood
  • The impact on your life, relationships and biology when these programmed beliefs are critical and unsupportive
  • How to discover what subconscious programs you’re running
  • Three practical ways to reprogram your subconscious mind to replace the disempowering beliefs and begin living a happier and healthier life

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May 02, 2022
The Attachment Theory & Nervous System Connection with Sarah Baldwin
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Themes: Relationships, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory

Summary:

I know you're going to be pumped about today's guest because her last appearance on the podcast was one of my most listened to episodes ever! Back by popular demand is Sarah Baldwin, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach trained in Polyvagal interventions and on the training team at the Polyvagal Institute.

In Sarah's previous episode, she brilliantly broke down Polyvagal theory (i.e. how the autonomic nervous system works) and briefly touched on the intersection of Polyvagal theory and attachment theory. Today, Sarah's back to dive deeper into how these two theories work together subconsciously to inform the way we relate to and connect with others.

Discover:

  • How a lack of a secure attachment with our primary childhood caregivers results in the development of insecure attachment styles in order to cope and find safety
  • How the Autonomic Nervous System works and becomes dysregulated as a brilliant and beautiful way to self protect
  • The relationship between who you choose as a partner as an adult and how you were related to in your childhood experiences
  • Steps to regulate your nervous system and create secure attachment within your adult relationships

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Apr 25, 2022
Clitoral Advocacy with Jessica Pin
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Themes: Clitoral Anatomy, Cosmetic Genital Procedures, Medical Misinformation

 

Summary:

Despite labiaplasty being one of the fastest-growing medical procedures in the past two decades, detailed clitoral anatomy has been largely missing from medical literature and curricula. Horrifying, right? My guest today is Jessica Pin, who is an advocate for the correction of medical misinformation about vulvas after experiencing a labiaplasty gone wrong at the age of 18.

Jessica has since launched into advocacy and has successfully had eight major medical textbooks update their content, with 15 more considering to future updates. She has also published a cadaveric study with plastic surgeons, convinced OB/GYNs to publish a cadaveric study, and effected changes in OB/GYN and plastic surgery board certification, standardized consent forms, and residency curricula. She holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. 

 

Discover:

  • Jessica's story of a botched labiaplasty at 18 years old and being gaslit and dismissed by medical professionals
  • How this experience led her to become an advocate for the inclusion of detailed clitoral anatomy in medical literature and curricula
  • Why clitoral anatomy isn't covered in medical literature
  • The surprising lack of training standards for female cosmetic genital surgeries
  • The biggest misconceptions in female anatomy

 

Links:

  • Follow Jessica on Instagram at @jessica_ann_pin
  • TikTok: @jessica_ann_pin
  • Sign Jessica's petition to get nerves of the clitoris into the American College of OB/GYN curriculum here.

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Apr 21, 2022
How to Use Conflict to Actually Deepen Your Relationship with Nick Solaczek
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Themes: Relationships, Couples Therapy, Personal Growth, Communication, Conflict Resolution

 

Summary:

Today’s guest is not only a good friend, but an excellent teacher in the space of romantic relationships whom I’ve had the honour of watching grow as both a human and coach.

Nick Solaczek is an IMAGO Relationship Coach and one of my go-to recommended coaches to help people discover a more fulfilling experience of being in romantic relationship. He works internationally with individuals and couples who want to take their life and their relationships to the next level.

 

Discover:

  • Why you keep having the same fights over and over again — and how to transcend the pattern
  • Practical scripts for moving through conflict with your partner using IMAGO dialogue framework
  • The five things that are necessary for safety within a relationship
  • Why we’re often attracted to our opposite in romantic relationships

 

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Apr 18, 2022
A Holistic Approach to Wellness with IIN's Jim Curtis
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Themes: Holistic Health, Integrative Nutrition, Health Coaching

 

Summary:

Today I'm joined by Jim Curtis, who serves as the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s business and community leader. I wanted to bring Jim on the podcast to chat about the launch of IIN’s epic Health Coach Training Program, which I have the honour of teaching in among 95 of the world’s leading experts in health and wellness! This school has had an incredible impact over the last 30 years and is on a mission to transform the world through a ripple effect of health and happiness. If you've ever felt called to coach others to experience personal transformation, this episode is for you! 

 

Discover:

  • How IIN helped pioneer integrative health coaching 30 years ago
  • A holistic approach to what it means to be "healthy"
  • Why our healthcare system is seriously broken
  • A peek into the Health Coach Training Program curriculum and what sets it apart!

 

Links:

  • In honour of its 30th anniversary, IIN has lowered its tuition price, and when you mention my name you'll receive an additional 25% off ($1,500) plus lifetime access to the course. Click here to take the Health Coach Training Program sample class!
  • Instagram: @nutritionschool

 

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Apr 14, 2022
How to Change Your Patterns in Love with Vienna Pharaon
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Themes: Relationships, Dating, Patterns, Family Systems, Core Wounds

 

Summary:

Recently I had the honour of hosting a webinar on relational patterns (and how to change them) with one of the top psychologists in the game, Vienna Pharaon. Vienna is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing out of New York City and is an absolute master at helping people identify their relational patterns, where they came from and ultimately, how to change them. I wanted to share this Q&A with you so you can hear other's stories and perhaps identify parts of your own within them.

 

Discover:

  • How to stop comparing your current partner to your ex
  • Why you may choose people who are hot and cold or find you "hard to love"
  • How to stop obsessing over your ex, their current partner and why they didn't commit to you
  • How to navigate opposite-sex friendships while still honouring your relationship
  • Why you may consistently choose jealous or controlling partners

 

Links:

  • Use the code CREATETHELOVE to get $50 off Vienna's Origins of You course. This is an online 5 week self study course that every human should take if you want to be in the driver seat of your own life!
  • Follow Vienna on Instagram at @mindfulmft

 

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Apr 11, 2022
Permission to Evolve — Solo Episode
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Themes:  Expansion, Personal Growth, Liberation, Authenticity, Boundaries

 

Summary:

Today you get a very special solo episode that I'm so pumped for you to hear! Recently I was asked to give a talk to the community over at Almost 30, which is one of the Top 50 Podcasts globally — and for good reason! Co-hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik have created an amazing, inclusive platform to fuel conscious evolution and I had SO much fun giving this talk that I knew I had to share it with you. I was definitely in the zone for this one!

 

Discover:

  • Exactly what is required for expansion 
  • How to become the authority of and feel in charge of your own life
  • How to navigate when authenticity and self-expression threaten belonging
  • What it means to truly be healed from a trigger
  • The beauty in boundaries and using your voice

 

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Apr 07, 2022
Return to You with Shannon Kaiser
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Themes:  Inner Peace, Spirituality, Authenticity, Sovereignty, Intuition

 

Summary:

Shannon Kaiser is a world-renowned spiritual and self-love teacher, speaker, and empowerment coach whose work I have admired and followed for many years. A bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment―including her new book Return to You: 11 Spiritual Principles for Unshakable Inner Peace― she guides people to awaken and align to their true selves so they can live their highest potential.

Shannon has been named among the “Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by MindBodyGreen and “your go-to happiness booster” by Health magazine. She’s also been named one of Entrepreneurs "Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Inspiration" and" Top Facebook Accounts for Daily Motivation" by MindBodyGreen. In this episode, Shannon invites us into a loving space of self-inquiry in order to return to our true selves and remember who we really are beneath the layers of conditioning, limiting beliefs, fear... All. The. Things.

 

Discover:

  • How to cultivate inner peace in an increasingly chaotic world
  • Unhooking from fear and becoming an active participant in your life, aka your sovereign self
  • How to move beyond the need for external validation and the freedom that is available there
  • How to gracefully navigate change and surrender to what is
  • Concrete ways to commit to your self-growth and expansion

 

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Apr 04, 2022
Codependency: the Disease to Please with Terri Cole
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Themes: Codependency, Empathy, People-Pleasing, Self-Abandonment, Over-Functioning

 

Summary:

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. Over-functioning, over-delivering, people pleasing and ignoring your own needs? I’ve definitely been there! That’s why this week, I’m re-releasing one of my most popular episodes EVER to break down what exactly codependency is and how to break free from this unhealthy behavioural pattern. 

In this episode I’m joined by my dear friend and all around bad-ass Terri Cole who is a New York based licensed psychotherapist, relationship and empowerment expert, best-selling author and co-creator of the Crushing Codependency course. I cannot speak highly enough of Terri's expertise in this space and am so excited 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!

 

Discover:

  • The signs and symptoms of codependency
  • Why this behavioural pattern manifests
  • The consequences of codependency throughout childhood, single life and long term relationships

 

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Mar 28, 2022
This is How Relationships End with Matthew Fray
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Themes: Marriage, Relationships, Commitment, Divorce, Trust, Intimacy

 

Summary:

One night during his divorce, Matthew Fray started a blog. He needed to figure out how his ex-wife went from the 18 year old college freshman who adored him to the angry woman who thought he was a jerk and left him. As he pieced together the story of his marriage and its end, Matthew began to realize a hard truth: even though he was a decent guy, he was a bad husband.

As he shared raw, uncomfortable, and darkly humorous first-person stories about the lessons he’d learned from his failed marriage, his post – “She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink” — was read over four million times. Now, his book, This Is How Your Marriage Ends: A Hopeful Approach to Saving Relationships, is set to release this month.

Filtered through the lens of his own surprising, life-changing experience and his years counselling couples, the book exposes the root problem of so many relationships that go wrong to help partners identify and address relationship-killing behaviour patterns in their own lives. I am so excited to have Matt on today to dive into it all!

 

Discover:

  • Why most relationships or marriages come to an end (even if we’re still in love)
  • The subtle ways we erode trust in our relationships
  • Two foundational habits you can focus on to build more trust and intimacy within your relationship
  • What it means to validate your partner

 

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Mar 21, 2022
Healing From the Inside Out with Kylie McBeath and Meg Crockett
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Themes: Health, Holistic Healing, Relationships, Transformation, Connection to Self

 

Summary:

Today's episode is all about exploring the inner healing journey and how to uncover layers of conditioning so you can be finally be present with your true self, your intuition, and the innate wisdom that already exists within you. 

I'm joined by my fiancé and Zura Health Co-founder Kylie McBeath and Meg Crockett. Meg is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and is the Coaching Program Director & a Community Steward at Zura Health, in addition to working with clients 1:1. Meg is interested in deepening understanding and education on the true root causes of modern day illness, as well as freeing individuals from the pervasive societal programming that's keeping us sick, small, and disempowered.

 

Discover:

  • Why health is so much more than just the physical and how trauma and unhealed emotional wounds impact our physical bodies
  • How the familial, cultural, ancestral and generational systems we live in or grew up in affect our health in all ways
  • Uncovering the root cause of symptoms for sustainable change
  • Why ditching toxic relationships is key in healing physically, emotionally and energetically
  • How taking small, simple steps towards better health inevitably leads to a cascade of great, big change

 

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Mar 17, 2022
Become the Hero of Your Story with Drew Manning
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Themes: Body Image, Mindset, Self-Love, Transformation, Self-Sabotage, Infidelity

 

Summary:

Drew Manning is a fitness trainer, motivator, New York Times best-selling author, and creator of the Fit2Fat2Fit movement where he shares the lessons learned from his personal experiences of gaining and losing over 75 pounds.

I've been following Drew's work for a while now, and am so excited to have him on the podcast. His message extends well beyond health and fitness, and has empowered millions of people from all over the world with a healthy mindset, greater self-love, and empathy for those around them.

 

Discover:

  • What inspired Drew to gain and lose over 75 pounds (on purpose, twice!) and his key takeaways from these experiments
  • How to approach your health and fitness goals from a place of self-love instead of 'hating yourself to skinny'
  • Why most people lose motivation and give up on their health goals
  • Simple practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you stick with your goals in moments of discomfort
  • Drew's experience of divorce, porn addiction and growing up in the Mormon community

 

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Mar 14, 2022
How to Love Yourself Properly with Sylvester McNutt III
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Themes: Self-Love, Self-Worth, Shame, Forgiveness, Boundaries, Self-Reflection



Summary:

This week I'm bringing my good friend, author, speaker and coach Sylvester McNutt back on the podcast to chat about the often abstract topic of self-love. WTF does loving yourself even mean, anyway? What does self-love look like, and more importantly, why does it really matter? If you've asked yourself these questions, then firstly, you're not alone. And second, this episode is for you! Grab a mug of something delicious, settle in and get ready to take charge of your worth.



Discover:

  • What self-love actually means (Hint: it's not just bubble baths)
  • The importance of investigating where shame shows up in your life and what it has to do with self-love
  • How to assess your behaviours and habits from a space of compassionate curiosity instead of criticism 
  • What self-love looks like after a breakup
  • Boundaries as an act of self-love
  • When being selfish is a good thing
  • The importance of the language you use during self-talk



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Mar 07, 2022
Free Your Mind & Liberate Your Soul with Peter Crone
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Themes:

The Subconscious Mind, Limiting Beliefs, Personal Growth, Identity, Ego, Liberation



Summary:

This week I’m thrilled to have Peter Crone, AKA the Mind Architect, join me on the podcast for mind-blowing episode. Peter works with everyone from world-class athletes to stay-at-home parents to redesign the subconscious mind. We exist within limiting mental constructs that dictate our thoughts, feelings, actions, and the results we experience, and Peter helps people and groups step outside of the world as they know it by identifying mental constructs that have been holding them back. Peter’s work explores the fundamental issues that affect us all to foster a deeper understanding of our common humanity. Peter is a writer, speaker, and thought leader in human awakening and potential.



Discover:

  • Why we repeatedly subscribe to limiting beliefs 
  • How to recognize where you’re holding yourself back
  • Peter’s number one tip for accessing more joy and liberation
  • A helpful mantra to reconcile your past and let that shit go!



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Feb 28, 2022
The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life with Laura McKowen
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Themes: Sobriety, Addiction, Authenticity, Resentment, Belonging

 

Summary: 

Laura McKowen is the bestselling author of We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life and the forthcoming sobriety manifesto, Push Off From Here. Following a long, successful career in the Mad Men-esque drinking culture of advertising, Laura got sober and quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She has been published in The New York Times and her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the Today show, and more. In 2020, Laura founded The Luckiest Club, a global sobriety support organization.

 

Discover:

  • Our individual experiences of sobriety
  • Our thoughts on the current state of affairs and why we’re so divided as a collective
  • The problem with “keeping the peace” and why speaking your truth is the ultimate invitation to expansion
  • What’s really behind feelings of resentment and how they often lead to addictive behaviours

 

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Feb 21, 2022
The Alchemy of Commitment with Kylie McBeath
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Themes: Relationships, Commitment, Integrity, Intimacy, Relationship to Self

 

Summary: 

This week we’re diving further into the topic of commitment with a special episode straight from my Mine’d Liberated Love series with my love and partner, Kylie McBeath. Having recently gotten engaged, I wanted to share this conversation where we explore common fears around commitment and how to navigate what comes up for you as you explore deepening the agreements of your relationship.

 

Discover:

  • Questions to ask yourself to uncover why you may resist commitment
  • Commitment to self as the foundation to commitment within a relationship
  • Why being committed doesn’t have to mean a loss of freedom
  • How to bring up your fears around commitment with your partner in a way that builds safety, intimacy and connection

 

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Feb 14, 2022
Let Yourself Be Loved - Solo Episode
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Themes: Relationships, Commitment, Uncertainty, Self-Worth, Self-Compassion, Self-Acceptance

 

Summary: 

I remember when I was afraid to get engaged in my twenties, someone told me I was just afraid of commitment. That as a man, it was normal. I wasn't supposed to run towards love, but rather just surrender — as if it was some sort of life sentence I would need to learn to tolerate.

All of that couldn't have been more wrong. I wasn't afraid of commitment — I was afraid that love would hurt me.

Join me this week as I explore my thoughts on commitment, marriage, getting feedback, having compassion for yourself and what it means to trust yourself in love.

 

Discover:

  • What may be behind your fear of commitment
  • Why trusting love means trusting yourself
  • Why your partner shouldn’t be your ‘everything’
  • My tips on how to give and hold feedback
  • How relationships are your invitation to expansion

 

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Feb 07, 2022
You Are Divine Love with Danielle Laporte
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Themes: Love, Courage, Awareness, Relationships, Ego, Curiosity

 

Summary: 

Ready to reconnect with your spiritual self? Well you’re in luck, my friend, because today one of my favourite teachers joins us to share some of the potent wisdom that has helped me on my journey of expansion over the years.

Danielle Laporte is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, the creator of The Heart Centered Membership and author of The Desire Map, The Fire Starter Sessions, and White Hot Truth. There are currently 350+ Heart Centered Facilitators running her programs in 24+ countries and her podcast, With Love, Danielle, ranks in iTunes’ Top 10 for wellness with over 1 million downloads. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, over 5 million people a month visit DanielleLaPorte.com

 

Discover:

  • Why you are not your feelings
  • Tools for reflective and heart-led living
  • How to begin listening to your heart
  • Why community is the antidote to ego
  • The power of courage and curiosity

 

Links:

  • Heart Centered Facilitator Program - Teaching tools for resilience + reflective living to empower the people you serve. 30+ exercises, workshop outlines + business support for your work in the world. For coaches, counsellors, team builders, teachers, wellness professionals, and idealists of all kinds...

  • Heart Centered Membership - Find solace. Build resiliency. Spiritual practices for self + collective healing. Join a community of seeking humans who want to create change through self-awareness and service. Danielle LaPorte is offering vetted esoteric tools for dissolving the obstructions to love and compassion. Cleanse, relate, and create the conditions for healing. 
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Jan 31, 2022
Spotting Narcissism with Stefanos Sifandos
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Themes: Dating, Relationships, Narcissism, Red Flags, Gaslighting

 

Summary: 

Our relationships and how happy we are within them has a powerful influence on our health, wellbeing and quality of life. In fact, in the Harvard Study of Adult Development which tracked the health of 268 sophomores over a period of 80 years, those who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80. Surprise, surprise: close relationships are what keep us going and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ or even genes.

With that in mind, I wanted to interview relational alchemist Stefanos Sifandos on the important topic of narcissism so you can feel more empowered as you navigate dating and your relationships in general. This episode is a sneak peek into Week Four of my Dating 101 course, so if you're ready to dive into the deep work of relational awareness and set the stage for heart-led, fulfilling relationships, head to datingisdope.com now to sign up!

 

Discover:

  • The root of narcissism or narcissistic traits and why this personality disorder/way of relating manifests
  • Why those with narcissistic traits are attracted to those who are empathic, highly-sensitive and/or codependent 
  • How to identify narcissism and the red flags to look for
  • Empowering tips to diffuse the power of a narcissist 

 

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Jan 24, 2022
The Nervous System Explained with Sarah Baldwin
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Themes: Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Trauma, Nervous System Regulation, Relationships

 

Summary: 

Sarah Baldwin is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach trained in Polyvagal interventions and on the training team at the Polyvagal Institute. She specializes in somatic trauma healing; attachment work, inner child work and nervous system regulation and I'm so excited to share her insight with you. In this episode, Sarah breaks down the brilliance of the nervous system so we can move out of dysregulated states and become the active operators of our lives.

 

Discover:

  • The incredible protective force within each of us – the Autonomic Nervous System – and how this brilliant system functions to protect us from threat and danger
  • What is happening in the body when stored traumas and/or an insecure attachment style informs the way we show up in the present moment
  • Why a dysregulated nervous system is a primary marker for unhappiness in our lives
  • Tips to self-regulate and move from being in fight/flight/freeze/immobility or shut down

  • Co-regulation and why it's so important!

 

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Jan 18, 2022
Understanding Mass Formation with Mattias Desmet
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Themes: Psychology, Mass Formation, Groupthink, Belonging

 

Summary: 

The psychology of individuals is interesting, and how individual psychology is influenced by groups, media, marketing and fear is an area I’m going to continue to explore. It’s like family systems but muchhhhh larger. And much more complex. Yet still simple in the narrow ways we respond when afraid — thanks to evolution and our amygdala.

This is why I’M SO EXCITED that I got to interview Mattias Desmet! He is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University in Belgium with a masters degree in statistics. As an academic researcher, Mattias started to study the statistics presented around the current events in early 2020 and it became clear to him that the stats needed further exploration and discussion, as did how we were approaching it psychologically.

Mattias joins me to share his expertise in a phenomenon known as "mass formation," a kind of collective hypnosis that occurs under certain societal conditions. WOW. What an incredible exploration that I thoroughly enjoyed. I hope this episode gives you deeper context for our current situation and makes you a feel less alone as you navigate today's climate.

 

Discover:

  • The psychological process of "mass formation" and how it relates to current events
  • The four specific conditions in society that when fulfilled simultaneously, lead to groupthink
  • The surprising reason people continue to buy into a consensus narrative
  • The most efficient strategy you can adopt to help shift the narrative

 

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Jan 10, 2022
Falling in Love Again with Diana Davis Dyer
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Themes: Transformation, Awareness, Relationships, Breakups, Self Worth

 

Summary: 

Today’s guest slid into my DM’s with a story of transformation so inspiring that I had to have her on to share her experience.

Right before the pandemic, Diana Davis Dyer left her nine year relationship with her fiancé. With plans to be married in May 2020, she felt they were both individually functioning in darkness and that a "forever" like that was terrifying. Having never sat down to decide what kind of future and family she wanted, Diana felt so unsure of who she was and where she was going that a commitment so concrete scared her and prompted a life-changing decision to leave her relationship.

After moving out and living with a friend for six months, Diana discovered my work and completed my seven day Relationship Starter Course (formerly Relationships 101) and in Diana's words, "It changed me. It let me RE-WRITE and RE-CREATE my narrative. In those days and the days after, I returned to love. And on his own, my partner did too. We came back together (with lots of work that is never-ending), got married in January 2021, and our love now is stronger, way more fun, deeper and brighter. While an immense bout of heartbreak and pain was inflicted on both of us during those 6 months, what came out of it was worth it. I wouldn't change leaving for a heartbeat, because it wouldn't have lead to this amazing love we now have."

If you've struggled with a similar situation, aren't sure what you deserve or haven't sat down and thought about the love and the life you want, this episode is for you. I love for people to hear other’s stories of growth so we can see not only what’s possible for ourselves, but how to get there. I hope this episode plants a seed of hope or possibility and inspires you to keep going down the path of becoming all of who you are.

 

Discover:

  • Why Diana called off her engagement and the inner work she did to facilitate a reunion with her partner
  • How to trust yourself, your innate wisdom and your journey
  • The power of honouring your heart, choosing yourself and the self-worth that follows
  • How painful experiences are necessary on our path to growth
  • The importance of uncovering the narratives that run our lives to understand why we are the way we are and why we choose what we choose

 

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Jan 03, 2022
Respond to the Call with Mary Shenouda
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Themes: Nutrition, the Microbiome, Relationships, Health + Wellness

 

Summary: 

Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after performance chef and specialist with clients including both professional athletes and Hollywood entertainers. Shenouda is also the creator and founder of Phat Fudge, a high-performance food line of her own formulation. 

After almost two decades suffering from debilitating “mystery” illnesses that doctors seemed unable to explain and prescription drugs failed to solve, Mary took matters into her own hands. Devoting years of dogged, personal research into the foods she was putting into her body, Shenouda decided to change the way she ate and was able to reverse her condition within months. This new lease on life would lead her to abandon a career in tech and start a performance-focused, private chef and consulting practice. Working with a team of nutritionists, doctors, physical therapists, and performance technologies, Mary is able to identify and curate the specific nutritional needs, for a diverse roster of high-performing clients. 

Having done her Gut Reset program three times myself, I wanted to have Mary on the show to discuss the gut, human performance and the link between nutrition and good relationships. How does the food we feed our body affect emotional regulation and our overall wellbeing? Join me as we explore the mind-gut connection and how to embrace your health goals in a compassionate way.

 

Discover:

  • How your relationships influence your GI health
  • An approach to health and wellness based on self-compassion
  • Mary’s gut reset protocol to promote lower inflammation, better sleep and improved digestion
  • How Mary healed her coeliac disease through food and lifestyle changes
  • The series of events that led to Mary leaving the corporate world and becoming a private chef

 

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Dec 27, 2021
Shedding Societal Pressure with Amanda Goetz
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Themes: Emotional Wellness, Mental Health, Sexuality, Societal Conditioning, Identity, Motherhood, Divorce

 

Summary: 

Meet Amanda Goetz, my good friend and founder of House of Wise. I’m always inspired by what is born from the space of pain, which is why I wanted to have Amanda on to share her story.

Raised in a conservative Midwest home, Amanda is a former group-fitness instructor, marathoner, and overall health nut. Over the past few years, she has navigated a divorce while being a mom of three children and working as a VP at a major wedding industry brand. Amanda turned to CBD out of desperation, and it changed her life. What she has created from her challenges is incredible and I hope her conversation inspires you as it did me.

 

Discover:

  • Amanda’s story of divorce during the pandemic and how her personal exploration into cannabis products led to a new business
  • How Amanda is working to change the stigma and shame associated with cannabis products
  • Amanda’s ritual for switching from ‘Mom mode’ to ‘date mode’ and the importance of allowing your different identities to co-exist
  • How our cannabinoid system works and the way House of Wise’s CBD products are created to ensure your body and mind get the most out of every drop (or bite)
  • The importance of intentional self-care and its profound correlation with self-worth

 

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Dec 20, 2021
The Power of Fun with Catherine Price
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Themes: Fun, Technology, Social Media, Relationships, Behavioural Addiction 

 

Summary: 

I discovered Catherine Price’s book, How to Break Up With Your Phone, during the height of what I like to call my “technology breakdown” this September. My relationship with my phone and Instagram was creating a lot of anxiety and resentment and discovering this book was the message I needed to explore and regain control in my relationship to technology.

Dubbed “The Marie Kondo of Brains” by The New York Times, Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist and speaker and the author of books including The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, and How to Break Up with Your Phone. She is also the creator and founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com, which is dedicated to helping people learn how to scroll less and live more. Her work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Men's Journal, Self, and Outside, among others. 

 

Discover:

  • How our phones are deliberately designed to trigger the release of dopamine and ultimately contribute to addictive behaviours
  • The profound negative effects of our devices on intimacy and relationships with other people
  • The importance of fleeting interactions on our wellbeing 
  • How to create space from technology and what to do with that space
  • How to harness the power of fun to balance the negative effects of screen time

 

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Dec 13, 2021
Going Light with Kaiwei Tang
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Themes: Technology, Social Media, Presence, Connection

 

Summary: 

Ever feel powerless to the powers of your phone and technology? I certainly have, and over the past few months, my relationship with tech has left me feeling more depleted and anxious than ever. So much so that I recently took my first break from Instagram in seven years!

This much needed space allowed me to discover how to relate to my phone and social media on my own terms, and this journey led me to discovering the Light Phone. I was fascinated by this genius idea and the company behind it creating products "designed to be used as little as possible." Say what?!

Joining me today is the Light Phone co-founder Kaiwei Tang. After meeting his business partner, artist Joe Hollier, at in a Google experimental program in 2014, this product designer helped create a smartphone alternative that promotes peace of mind and intentional use. Whether you need a break from your smartphone for the weekend or you're ready to ditch it for good, the Light Phone changes how you experience your time.

 

Discover:

  • How tech companies profit from our time, attention and data and how The Light Phone is disrupting this industry
  • The effects of constant digital stimulation and the profound benefits users have experienced from "going light"
  • How to regain control in your relationship with your smartphone
  • The ways we distract and numb ourselves with technology and how the Light Phone is helping people reconnect with themselves, others and the present moment

 

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Dec 10, 2021
Get High on Your Own Supply with Wim Hof
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Themes: Breathwork, Inner Power, Physiology, Cold Therapy, Trauma, Stress Management

 

Summary: 

"Just BREATHE, mother-f@&*er!" Join me in this fiery conversation with 'The Iceman', nicknamed so for breaking a number of records related to cold exposure including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.

In this episode with the legendary Wim Hof, we passionately explore the power we each hold to not only heal ourselves from within, but to control our physiology through will, breathwork and cold therapy. Get ready to have your mind blown and your inner fire ignited as we explore how to tap into your potential and unlock the multitude of benefits of the Wim Hof Method.

 

Discover:

  • Wim's powerful, accessible and scientifically endorsed method for improved energy, mood and cognitive function
  • How to tap into the power we each hold within to heal and move through trauma or blockages
  • How to shift our entire physiology and influence the immune, lymphatic, vascular and nervous systems using breath and cold therapy
  • The simple technique to unlock your deepest potential and become the master of your emotions

 

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Dec 06, 2021
The Body Doesn't Lie with Manon Mathews
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Themes: Healing, Transformation, Relationships, Betrayal, Infidelity



Summary:

Buckle up, friends, because in today’s episode we’re taking you on a ride. I have been consistently impressed with today’s guest and I was so inspired by her story that I had to have her on the podcast to share it with you.

For comedian and content creator Manon Mathews, comedy is life. It took more than luck for her hilarious antics on Vine to open the door for her career. Years of routinely embarrassing herself, improv classes, some stints as an amateur standup comic, unrelenting dedication, and a life-altering night out that forced her to change her ways—that’s what set her on the path to manifesting her dream life. 

Join me and Manon as she shares her story of a whirlwind romance, the betrayal that shattered her reality and the incredible transformation that followed. 

 

Discover:

  • The importance of honouring your intuition and trusting energy
  • The lessons and growth that can come from infidelity and betrayal

 

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Nov 30, 2021
Embracing Conflict with Jayson Gaddis
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Themes: Conflict, Communication, Relationships, Personal Responsibility, Parenting

 

Summary: 

This week I’m joined once again by the brilliant Jayson Gaddis. Jayson is an incredible author, relationship expert and coach who teaches the one class we didn’t get in school – “How To Do Relationships.” 

Jayson leads one of the most in-depth and comprehensive relationship educational programs and trains relationship coaches all over the world. He’s also the host of The Relationship School Podcast with over 5 million downloads and published his first book, Getting to Zero, in October 2021.

 

Discover:

  • The number one thing we can do to better manage and move through conflict
  • Tools and techniques to master communication under stress
  • How the rupture and repair cycle builds security in an relationship over time
  • How to model healthy conflict and repair for our children

 

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Nov 22, 2021
Get More Sober with Gangaji
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Themes: Fulfillment, Sobriety, Grief

Summary:

They say when the student is ready, the teacher arrives, and that was most certainly the case with this week’s guest, Gangaji. I discovered Gangaji’s teachings in the depths of my recent breakup and her words sparked a profound journey deep within me.

As a teacher and author, Gangaji meets with seekers from across the globe and in all walks of life. She shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from her teacher Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.

Discover:

  • The truths that dwell in stillness
  • The call to sobriety
  • How to take responsibility for your narrative

Links:

Website: gangaji.org
Monthly Online Meeting: Live with Gangaji

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Nov 15, 2021
Healing Your Programming with Rachel Fiori
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Themes: Personal Responsibility, Self-Realization, Subconscious Programming

 

Summary:

This week's guest is Rachel Fiori, MSOT and Mystical Therapist. For over 23 years, Rachel has empowered individuals, couples, high-profile people, and coaches across the world to reach a level of mastery in their lives. She strategically teaches how to let go of painful mental, emotional, behavioural, and inner child programs through self-realization so her clients can be free from suffering, create sacred relationships, and fulfill their life’s potential.

 

Discover:

  • The importance of acknowledging our divinity
  • Why radical responsibility is key to healing the deeply embedded programs that often run our lives
  • How examining our own programming affects systemic change
  • Manipulation vs. conscious intention

Links:

Instagram: @rachel_fiori
Website: The Masters of Self University


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Nov 08, 2021
The War on Nature with Dr. Nathan Riley
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Themes: Quantum Philosophy, Medicine, Health Freedom, Harmony, Biology, Nature, Culture, Anthroposophy 

 

Summary: 

Our inherent connection to the natural world is in a state of disharmony and Dr. Nathan Riley, who refers to himself as a recovering OB/GYN, joins us in this episode to talk about his experiences practicing within the constructs of the Western medical model, why he left, and how he pushes back against the template approach to human health + standardized medical intervention. Dr. Riley treats the whole being in order to facilitate an elevated, expansive, and embodied life (and a good death). 

 

Discover: 

  • The problem with the Western medical model's one-size-fits-all, template approach.
  • Birthing practices, medical convenience, and coercion in “corporate” medicine.
  • Death, rebirth, and ancient wisdom.
  • Embracing the beauty of our natural death experience.
  • Re-harmonizing with + reconnecting to the natural world. 

 

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Nov 01, 2021
The Complexities of Being Alive with Rainier Wylde
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Themes: Self-Discovery, Societal Expectations, Individuality, Accountability, Repression

Experienced teacher, writer, and speaker, Rainier Wylde takes us on a journey of the human experience and his struggles with finding his true self. Rainier also shares how society conditions us to wear a cloak of dishonesty, and how we can dissolve the daily illusion we live and learn to be our true selves. 

Discover: 

  • Deeper understanding of the human experience. 
  • You have to be a SELF in order to be in relationships with others. 
  • What fuels us to repress individuality. 
  • What comes next when the mask comes off and it’s time to face your true self. 
  • The basement of shadows and how it helps to dismantle your reality to find yourself. 

Links

  • IG: @rainierwylde
  • Website: https://www.rainierwylde.com/
  • The Rope, an 8-week transformational experience of discovering self, building mastery, and encountering profound connection. A community of brothers becoming strong individuals in relationship to others, a leveling up, and a sense of freedom. Current Rope experience is May 4 - June 22. 

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Oct 26, 2021
Good Death: Solo Episode
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Themes: Death, Breakups, Relationships, Boundaries, Learning to Let Go, Self-Reflection, Relational Endings

Death. Learning to let go. It’s easier said than done. You didn’t fight hard enough for this relationship. 

These are words and phrases that haunt us when we shift towards a new phase of our lives, whether it’s professionally, romantically or both. 

When we find ourselves at the end of a relationship we often feel that we need to fight so we can preserve the relationship. We feel that we need to give that extra push to preserve the love that once was. But what if...the best way to fight for the relationship is to let it go? What if...the best way to honour each other is to honour yourselves first? 

When we find ourselves at these crossroads where do we go? What do we need to do to move on and grow?  

Discover: 

  • How we mistake letting go with giving up. 
  • Letting go of people, behaviours, patterns that are not in alignment is a superpower.
  • Relationships are a potent invitation to your expansion and growth. 
  • We’re not honouring our worth when we don’t show up. 
  • Love is meant to teach us, to prepare us for connection that is within our highest alignment. 

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Oct 21, 2021
Reclaiming Your Inner Fire with Anahata Ananda
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Themes: Breathwork, Shamanic Healing, Transformation, Spiritual Awakening  

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 founder of Shamangelic Healing, based in Sedona Arizona, where she offers life coaching, virtual workshops, group retreats, private healing sessions and online courses. She is also the host of the internationally acclaimed Shamangelic Healing Podcast

Discover:

  • Anahata’s passion for guiding people through their transformational journey of reclamation and relighting their fire.  
  • Opening up our subconscious where we can see ourselves in our fuller potential through the Shamangelic healing.
  • Accessing our natural state of joy and fully expressing ourselves as compassionate humans. 

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Oct 18, 2021
Facing The Chaos with Jennifer Jimeno
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Themes: Relationships, Self Discovery, Accountability, Self-Care & Social Conditioning

Jennifer is a hairstylist, writer, podcaster, and mother who shares her courageous and transformative journey of self-discovery and accountability. Jennifer also shares the importance of running towards the chaos instead of running away from it, and the value of putting in the work.

Discover: 

  • Jennifer’s personal journey learning to face challenges head-on.
  • Normalizing life’s beautiful struggles.
  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

Links:

Instagram: @hightide_mama

Jennifer’s Podcast: High Tide - a podcast about brave individuals navigating life's waves and going beyond their comfort zones.

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Oct 11, 2021
Discover Your Sparketype with Jonathan Fields
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Themes: Career Fulfillment, Finding Purpose, Leadership, Identity, Personality Archetypes 

Jonathan Fields is the mastermind behind the Sparketype assessment, which uses 30 million data points to help you discover your unique imprint, so you can become aligned with the work that makes you come alive! 

Discover: 

  • Why you feel burned out and uninspired by your career, and how a simple, unexpected shift can bring more meaning and joy back into what you do.
  • How to reimagine your current work to feel more energized and inspired.
  • Tapping your Sparketype to ignite a sense of purpose, excitement, and possibility.

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Oct 04, 2021
The State of Things: Solo Episode
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Themes: Identity, Othering, Restoring Our Humanity, Finding Your Center

The world is in a state where the divisiveness cuts so deep that human beings are actually wishing death upon one another for not falling in line with a particular point of view. How did we get here? 

Discover: 

  • The issue of our resistance to discomfort and intellectual fragility. 
  • Dehumanization in order to justify human rights violations.
  • The crafty marketing via captured organizations driving “othering” and exclusion.

Links:

IG: @createthelove and @createthelovecards

Website:www.createthelove.com 

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Sep 27, 2021
Love Is Transcendent with Moe Ari
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Themes: Loving + accepting Transgender family members, Re-learning how to receive love, Radical Authenticity 

Moe Ari is a licensed marriage and family therapist + reiki practitioner who brings the confluence of these worlds to his healing practice. Moe specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in pursuit of authenticity + self-awareness. 

Discover: 

  • Moe’s personal journey as a member of the Transgender community.
  • Overcoming adversity in the quest for your authentic self. 
  • The authenticity versus belonging dynamic.

Links:

IG: @loveoutproud

Website:www.loveistranscendent.com 

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/loveistranscendent 

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Sep 20, 2021
Crushing Comparisonitis with Melissa Ambrosini
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Themes: Unhealthy Comparison, Social Pressure, Individuality, Identity 

Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and empowerment entrepreneur Melissa Ambrosini walks us through overcoming what she’s coined “comparisonitis,” a.k.a. the unhealthy and incessant self-comparison that stems from spending so much of our time in the digital landscape. 

Discover: 

  • The signs that you’re suffering from comparisonitis.
  • Embracing your uniqueness and becoming genuinely happy.
  • Getting clear on your own core values in order to heal from comparisonitis.

Links:

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http://comparisonitis.com/

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Sep 13, 2021
The Cost of Censorship with Africa Brooke
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Themes: Self-Sabotage, Healthy Discomfort, Courage, Curiosity & Cancel Culture

As a collective, we must exit our echo chambers, open our minds, embrace nuance, and return to curiosity & reasoned discourse. 

Discover: 

  • Practicing critical thought & becoming okay with the potential of being wrong
  • Creating an environment where it’s acceptable to experience healthy discomfort 
  • The intrinsic power of curiosity and the value of embracing nuance 
  • Collective self-sabotage and how “cancel culture” has created an environment where discourse is viewed as an affront 

In this episode, I sit down with globally recognised mindset coach Africa Brooke to talk censorship, collective self-sabotage, and how the success of humanity relies on the understanding that we must be capable of coexisting, which requires healthy, productive engagement with one another instead of forced homogeneity & conformity of thought.

This is one of the most important podcasts you’ll listen to this year. 

Links:

IG: @africabrooke

Website: africabrooke.com

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

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Sep 06, 2021
The Art + Science of Fulfillment with Robert Mack
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Themes: Gratitude, Happiness, Success, Positive Psychology, Authenticity, Mental Health 

Positive Psychology expert Robert Mack is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between happiness and success. In this episode we discuss Robert’s own illuminations on healing from a life-altering event that completely shifted the course of his personal and professional trajectory + we get to the bottom of what blocks us from experiencing true peace, love, and joy in our lives.

Discover: 

  • How to avoid overwhelm with the infinite choices we’re faced with in our daily lives.
  • Learning to experience ourselves in a state of presence resulting in effortless success.
  • The transformation that manifests when we become rooted in beingness, planted in presence + grounded in gratitude. 

Links:

IG: @robmackofficial

Website: www.coachrobmack.com

Be sure to check out Robert’s new book Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment which provides a practical approach—born out of both personal experience + science—for living a happier, healthier, and wealthier life.

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Sep 03, 2021
Attachment Theory 101 with Silvy Khoucasian
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Themes: Attachment Theory, Attachment Styles, Dating, Relationships

THIS IS IT! The Attachment theory podcast you’ve all been waiting for! Silvy Khoucasian is my personal go-to expert for attachment theory so sit back and let us guide you through all things attachment!

 Discover:

  • Attachment 101- New Course all about Attachment Theory and attachment styles
  • Silvy’s background and expertise in Attachment Theory
  • What your attachment style tendencies are and how you can change them to create secure stable relationships

Links:

https://createthelove.com/attachment 

https://www.instagram.com/silvykhoucasian/ 

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Aug 26, 2021
Just BREATHE with Josh Trent
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Themes: Breathwork, Emotional Awareness

Josh Trent is back by popular demand! Josh is the Founder of Wellness Force Media , host of the Wellness Force Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19 years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. This episode is for new AND seasoned breathwork practitioners!

 Discover:

  • The role pain plays in shaping our ability to deal with adversity 
  • The power of using breathwork to regulate emotions in everyday life
  • All about Josh’s program BREATHE, use code 'MARK' for 20% off!!!

 

Find more of josh at the following links!

www.wellnessforce.com

www.civilizedcaveman.com

www.wellnessforce.com/iTunes

www.youtube.com/wellnessforce

www.facebook.com/wellnessF

www.wellnessforce.com/group

www.twitter.com/wellnessforce

www.instagram.com/wellnessforce

www.linkedin.com/in/joshtrent

www.facebook.com/fitnessSD

www.instagram.com/trent_SD

www.facebook.com/CivilizedCaveman

www.instragram.com/civilizedcaveman

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Aug 19, 2021
Quit Your Day Job with Cathy Heller
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Themes: Careers, Alignment, Professional development,

Cathy Heller is your number one hype woman! Seriously I get so pumped talking to her. Cathy helps people find out what they truly love in life and then helps them find ways to get paid for it.

 Discover:

  • How to come back home to yourself and find out what you truly would like to do with your life
  • How to hold your own wants as goals for professional and personal development
  • What finding alignment with your professional life can do for your interpersonal relationships.

Links:

https://www.cathyheller.com/

https://www.instagram.com/cathy.heller/ 

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

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Aug 13, 2021
On Loving Yourself: Solo Episode
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Themes: Values, Relationship to self, Boundaries, Self-love

Join me on this gentle invitation to think about how you love and relate to your own self. What do you value? What do you hold sacred when venturing outside of yourself to love another? If self-love is ultimately about the choices we make, do you love your choices?

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Discover:

  • The process of processing grief
  • Why checking in with yourself is important
  • Nurturing mental and emotional health
  • What is self love?
  • Sitting with yourself and listening, "What this pain asking of you?"
  • Betrayal of self
  • How to have reverence for yourself
  • What does sacredness mean to you?

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Aug 08, 2021
Inside Male Emotions with Bryan Reeves
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Themes: Male emotions, Masculine vs feminine communication, Anxious attachment, Breakups

Bryan Reeves is a writer, educator and coach specializing in the male experience within relationships. Bryan is an expert in troubleshooting emotional expression and you're going to want what he has to say!

 Discover:

  • The male emotional experience and how men were traditionally expected to show up in relationships
  • What men AND women can do to take responsibility for how we communicate with each other
  • Bryan’s new book “Choose Her Everyday Or Leave Her”

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/bryanreevesinsight/ 

https://bryanreeves.com/ 

https://www.tiktok.com/@bryanreevesinsight?lang=en

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 04, 2021
What Femininity Wants with John Wineland
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John Wineland is a speaker and teacher who leads men and women in the practices of embodied masculine leadership, spiritual intimacy and sexual polarity. John’s embodiment-driven teachings draw from over 30 years of experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice, as well as 10 years of intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida.


Listen in as John unpacks the roles that masculinity and femininity play in our lives. John is a master teacher who navigates this space like no other. You’re going to want to hear his new paradigm of how masculinity can inform what action needs to take place in order for more freedom and love to be experienced in a relationship. I’ve admired John’s work for years, incorporating many of his teachings into my personal journey. You can find out more about John via the following links.

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Discover:

  • What is authentic masculine and feminine energy?
  • How do the masculine and feminine act in nature? (Structure vs. Flow)
  • The recipe for presence
  • How to dismantle pain and how it liberates us
  • The collective grief for men
  • How we lost permission to access anger
  • The path for men to reconnect to their feelings
  • How non-verbal communication can co-regulate the nervous system
  • What women really need

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_wineland/ 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/johnwineland 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnWineland1/ 

Webstite: www.JohnWineland.com

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 28, 2021
How To Not Die Alone - Logan Ury
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What does the science say about finding and creating health relationships? This week I dive into the science on dating and love with behavioral scientist turned dating coach, Logan Ury, who is also the author of the incredible book How To Not Die Alone. Not only is Logan a dating and relationship science ninja, she's also the Director of Relationship Science at the dating app Hinge where she leads a research team dedicated to helping people find love. You're not going to want to miss her brilliant and practical insights on how to create the love. #seewhatididthere

Find Logan at www.loganury.com on Instagram.

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Discover:

  • What makes a great relationship?
  • Dating blindspots
  • The "romanticizer", the "maximizer" and the "hesitater"
  • The Disney and Rom-Com paradox
  • The happily every after fallacy
  • The life partner vs. the prom date
  • How to improve your dating habits
  • How are you showing up?
  • Why we don't use discernment in dating
  • The drug of love
  • How to not die alone

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 18, 2021
Why You Run From Love (or Sabotage it) - Dr. Alexandra Solomon
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Why do we have such a hard time stepping towards love and/or surrendering into it? Why do we sabotage relationships with people who actually want to love us? In this episode, I welcome back one of your favourites, Dr. Alexandra Solomon. She is an absolute relationship wizard and we discuss what gets in the way of love and why. We explore how to navigate the delicate space of relationships and take responsibility for ourselves, and invite our partner to take responsibility for themselves. You're not going to want to miss this wisdom-packed episode. Buckle up.

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Discover:

  • Why we don't touch the depth of grief and pain
  • Noticing and exploring patterns are necessary to create shift
  • Why do we hesitate talking about our feelings
  • Name your pain
  • Taking in feedback and healthy shame
  • How to deepen relationships
  • How to move through shutting down
  • Relational is change cemented when...
  • Why acknowledgment is so critical
  • How to love bravely

 

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 14, 2021
The Impacts of Lockdowns - Dr. Jay Bhattacharya
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This week I am so excited to welcome Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on the podcast. He is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and directs Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s recent research focuses on the epidemiology of COVID, including the lethality of COVID infection and effects of lockdown policies. 


Listen out for: 

  • The ideas behind pandemic plans, and why Dr. Bhattacharya says lockdowns will be viewed as the single biggest public health mistake in all of history.
  • Why public health officials' had the wrong approach by focusing on controlling all infections (or cases) in the population, rather than focusing on how to protect those most at risk. 
  • The psychological, socio-economic, and physical effects that infection control/ lockdowns have had on individuals and communities. 

Learn more about the Collateral Global project and connect with Dr. Bhattacharya on LinkedIn

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 07, 2021
Recognizing Red Flags - Vienna Pharaon
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This week I am so excited to share an amazing conversation from a Live webinar I hosted with one of my best friends, Vieanna Pharaon. Vienna is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York, practicing out of NYC. Vienna received her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northwestern University and trained extensively at The Family Institute, Bette D. Harris Center.  

In this episode we dive deep into dating, red flags, narcissism, unavailability, self-worth and so much more. Grab your pen and paper—this episode is dynamite! 

Find more about Vienna's work here, and be sure to follow her on Instagram @mindfulmft.

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Discover:

  • Dating Q&A with Vienna
  • Dating dynamics and red flags
  • Why don't they text me back?
  • If you loved yourself would you respond this way?
  • Signs of green flags
  • What is love bombing?
  • Narcissism, gas lighting and discarding
  • Why we are drawn to people who wound us
  • Emotional familiarity, trauma bonding, and healing
  • How to touch the wound differently
  • The conversations we don't want to have are the exact thing we need for alignment
  • Why we are drawn to avoidant people?
  • How to heal the chasing
  • Why you need to tune in to yourself
  • How to take your power back

Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 30, 2021
How You Relate Is Your Responsibility - Solo Episode
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This week I wanted to share some thoughts on taking responsibility for our relationships. When we begin to understand things like our unconscious biases, explore the programs we were raised with, and recognize the BS of what we've been taught relationally — we are presented with a choice. We can choose whether or not we want to do the work, sit with the hard stuff, and become the best version of ourselves. Expansion is readily available to us... will you choose it?

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Discover:

  • Perspectives of the world of those who are "lucky" and those who are "unlucky"
  • The unconscious programs that are running the show
  • Healthy inquiry, self-responsibility and self-awareness
  • Expansion and the cocoon
  • Where your worth comes from
  • Explore the depths of who you are with grace and compassion
  • Progress and transformation and stepping into a new space
  • The beauty of repair
  • Take responsibility for the way you relate
  • Life is hard, AND we can change
  • From victim to victor
  • Life is hard, AND you can change
  • Owning your sh*t

 

Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 24, 2021
Let Yourself Arrive - Solo Episode
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How do you honour transitions? Are you able to sit in the space of expansion? Can you fly off the edge and trust? This week's episode is a personal life update. I share what life has felt like lately, moving cities, and how I've been navigating both change and uncertainty while continuously being called back to the present moment. 

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Discover:

  • How to be more present and slow down through change and grief
  • Sitting with yourself is a gift
  • How to navigate through life transitions
  • Pay attention to the subtle nudges
  • Can you sit in the space that your soul has drawn you to and just trust?
  • Imposter syndrome is a sign you're on the right path
  • Can you have courage and let yourself arrive?

 

Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 16, 2021
Healing Is Multi-dimensional - Dr. Mariel Buqué
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I think it’s absolutely fascinating that a lot of the things we might be healing today… are not actually ours. You may have heard the words generational trauma, intergenerational trauma and collective trauma before – but what do they mean? How does this impact a person’s relational patterns, expansion, intimacy or growth? I am so excited for you to experience this week’s episode with the brilliant Dr. Mariel Buqué, a Columbia University-trained Psychologist, Intergenerational Trauma expert, and sound bath meditation healer. Her work focuses on the advancement of culturally responsive therapeutic practices that affirm the lived experiences of Black & Indigenous People of Color (BIPOCs). Her clinical work centers on healing wounds of intergenerational trauma, holistic mental wellness, and centering indigenous healing practices. We discuss the ways intergenerational trauma forms, caring for ourselves in a holistic way, healing from emotional wounds and how to transition into a liberated version of Self.

Head here to find Dr. Mariel Buqué's work and learn about the the Soul Healing Collective –a community space she created for people to heal together, as she believes in the liberation of both our minds and of oppressive systems as necessary qualities of our collective wellness. Be sure to connect with @dr.marielbuque on Instagram as well. 

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Discover:

  • The things we are looking to heal today are actually not ours
  • Looking at inherited trauma
  • The connection to the gut microbiome, trauma and mental health
  • Challenging western science and psychology
  • How hollistic and ancestral practices help us feel grounded and connected
  • Why we hang on to our limitations - the undercurrent of safety
  • Safety vs. certainty
  • How trauma effects nature vs. nurture
  • Epigenetics, stress and resilience
  • Sound bath meditations for inherited trauma
  • How to hold compassion for trauma that isn't yours
  • Finding wisdom inside your history
  • The multi-dimensional approach to healing

 

Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 09, 2021
How To Access Clarity & Connection - Yung Pueblo
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This week I am honoured to welcome back Diego Perez onto the show. Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram through his pen name Yung Pueblo. His written works focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. Diego's practice of Vipassana meditation has given him a deeper understanding of liberation that inspires his writing. Through writing and speaking he aims to support the healing of the individual, knowing that when people release their personal burdens it helps humanity build a global peace.

In this episode Diego shares how meditation practice is a profoundly transformative path, and his primary vehicle for growth, healing and freedom. We anchor into how to traverse serious transformation on both an individual and global level. How to dance in nuance, how to practice love in its purest form, and how to deepen our connections rather than our attachments.

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. You can connect with Diego on Instagram @yung_pueblo, and find his  new book Clarity & Connection, here

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Discover:

  • The power of mediation and silent retreats
  • "In silence is who you are."
  • How silence can give you more than a college education
  • How to hold space for different perspectives and truths
  • How to deepen trust intimacy
  • How 50% gives you success in relationships
  • How impermanence is critical 
  • How to return to circadian alignment
  • How to create more balance in life and relationships
  • Love in purest form
  • How to deepen clarity and connection

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Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which can help boost energy and help you return to a state of calm when you’re feeling stressed. Create The Love’s favourite source of adaptogens is Organifi! 

Grab your Organifi at organifi.com/createthelove and receive 20% off all products with code CREATETHELOVE at the cart!

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 03, 2021
How to Harness The Power of Plant Medicine - Jenny Sansouci
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I am so excited to welcome Jenny Sansouci onto the podcast! Jenny is the author of The Rebel's Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms. Jenny is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been trained by functional medicine doctor Frank Lipman, MD, in New York City.

In this episode we discuss the various medical and wellness uses for cannabis and medicinal mushrooms. How they can enhance the lives of anyone living with pain, anxiety, depression, weakened immune system, insomnia, and more. We talk about the myths and stigmas associated with these powerful healing plants and fungi. We get into the research on psilocybin mushrooms, and share our personal journey’s — diving deep into the weird and beautiful blend of biological and spiritual facets.

What starts off as a conversation aiming to deepen your understanding and respect for organisms that literally exist under our feet, quickly shifts to the understanding and expansion of human consciousness.

Discover:

  • Cannabis, psilocybin and chemotherapy 
  • Healing modalities that academia is now supporting
  • The benefits of Reishi, Maitake, Chaga, Lion's Mane and other medicinal mushrooms
  • Censorship of natural modalities
  • Looking at healing through a different perspective
  • Questioning what we were taught in relationship
  • How relationships are the gateway to the divine
  • Depression: blunting the symptoms vs. getting to the root cause
  • The beauty and wisdom inside nature
  • The illusion of security
  • "When you get the message, hang up the phone."
  • Exploration vs. recreation
  • Maybe there's another way

Click here to grab your copy of The Rebel’s Apothecary. Download this free immune support chapter from the book, and be sure to follow @jennysansouci on Instagram.

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May 27, 2021
Supporting Women's Mental Health - Taryn Bird
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This week I am excited to introduce you to the wonderful Taryn Bird, Senior Director of Social Impact, Kate Spade New York. She leads the social impact team, overseeing the company’s social enterprise initiative on purpose, philanthropic programs and corporate volunteering.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of women’s mental health, the impact it has in today’s society, and the gaps in the women & girls empowerment space. We dive into being proactive about mental health and wellbeing, knowing that you’re not alone, and the unique considerations that are important to recognize among women-identified individuals. Taryn candidly shares her own experiences with mental health, post traumatic stress, loss, and healing. I am so excited to share this important conversation with you as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and Mental Health Action Day. 

Discover:

  • The accessible mental health tools available to women, girls, and moms
  • Current mental health statistic during covid
  • Experiencing negative emotions
  • The shocking KPI's of women who give
  • The questions we are not asking enough
  • The correlation between how much women give and their mental health
  • How companies are putting resources in place to support mental health
  • Mental health does not have to be dark
  • Why feeling seen inside community is healing
  • The pandemic after the pandemic
  • Releasing control and welcoming the process
  • Why filling your cup is so important but so easily forgotten
  • "Post Traumatic Growth"
  • Purpose and the connection to mental health

Learn more about the Kate Spade New York Foundation here, and check out the Women’s Guide to Mental Health & Wellbeing. Check out Mine’d, an accessible way to support your mood and mental health. 

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 20, 2021
Reprogramming Your Self-Worth - Lacy Phillips
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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.

Discover:

  • Why the "think positive" model doesn't work
  • Self-worth and deservingness is the law of attraction
  • We are projecting from the subconscious beliefs from our childhood
  • Understanding when you're doing the work but it doesn't happen, why?
  • Negative feelings are the roadmap to what's blocking you
  • "You don't change the memory, you change the emotional response to it." - Lacy Phillips
  • Love and money are directly connected - their deepest connection is security
  • What is your authentic code?
  • Why must shatter the old relational model
  • What is your true authentic self and how are you showing up in relationship?

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Find more about Lacy and To Be Magnetic at www.tobemagnetic.com or on Instagram.To get 20% off the Love Bundle head to www.tobemagnetic.com/mark-groves and use code MARKGROVES20.

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May 05, 2021
Activating The Activist In All Of Us - Mark Brand
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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.

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  • "The one vs. the one percent"
  • The incredible things Mark Brand is doing to eradicate poverty
  • What do you care about and why?
  • Why volunteering and contribution will light you up
  • Never stop following your inner guidance
  • If the community is unwell, we are unwell.
  • We have to sit in our grief because there is something powerful inside of it
  • How socialization has caused us to dehumanized
  • Ways you can show up for humanity

Find Mark on Instagram, or at www.markbrandinc.com www.abetterlifefoundation.ca www.abetterlifefoundation.us

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Apr 28, 2021
How To Become A Boundary Boss - Terri Cole
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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?

Discover:

  • What is a boundary and how to be a boundary boss
  • How we have learned codependency and people pleasing
  • Why do we say yes when we want say no
  • Why checking off the boxes can still leave you empty
  • What a boundary disaster looks like
  • Becoming fluent in boundaries is a process of learning about yourself
  • The "ok and not ok list"
  • The "boundary bully"
  • Compatibility and compliance
  • Are your current boundaries getting you what you want?
  • What you get by continuing to have disordered boundaries
  • How to empower yourself by choosing differently
  • The "boundary boss bill of rights"

Find Terri's book at www.boundarybossbook.com and head to www.boundaryboss.me/ctl for your free gift.

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Apr 23, 2021
Engineering Our Future - Dr. Zach Bush
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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.

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Discover:

  • Fear mongering and isolation decreases the immune system
  • Why doesn't the government talk about strategies that promote health?
  • The benefits of sunshine/vitamin D, sleep hygiene, nutrition, and fresh air for the immune system
  • The no fear approach
  • The genetic modification of humanity
  • New facts about PCR tests
  • How the innate immune system adapts naturally
  • A fascinating study with Gonzaga University
  • The statistics of comorbidities
  • We have to work with nature, not against it
  • Our bacteria is essential for our health
  • What questions are we not asking about the human immune system
  • We need to be in balance with Mother Earth, not in opposition to it
  • Healthy soil is directly connected with healthy humans
  • Viruses are genetic upgrades and we should not fear it

Find Zach on his website www.ZachBushMD.com or on Instagram.

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Apr 19, 2021
How To Live Your Best Life, Integrated - Steph Corker
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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.

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Discover:

  • The Corker Collective: Injecting heart beats into businesses 
  • How are you showing up in work, life, relationships, and is it the same?
  • The evolution of the workplace 
  • To have a big life, you have to be willing to have big conversations
  • The steps we can take to get who we want to be
  • It's hard for toxicity to penetrate when you're connected to yourself
  • What would the actualized version of you do?
  • The resistance in going to the edge
  • The consumer vs. the generator
  • Slow down, you'll get there faster
  • The five regrets of the dying, and what matters
  • The "and" is always possible

 

Find Steph on Instagram or at www.thecorkercollective.com.

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Apr 14, 2021
Mark & Kylie - Let It Burn Pt. 2
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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.

Discover:

  • Relational patterns and dynamics
  • What is buried underneath grief, loss and suffering
  • The deep soul knowing that it's time to let go of your old self
  • The key behind deep, meaningful relationships
  • How suffering gives us a gift
  • Support and community is vital during a breakup
  • Examining and processing generational lineage/patterns
  • "Man = mother until you do mother work"
  • External validation vs. internal sourcing
  • Why we soothe wounds with arousal
  • Holding reverence for the feminine and mother earth
  • What love truly means

Find Kylie on Instagram or on her website https://www.kyliemcbeath.com/courses.

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Apr 09, 2021
How To Change Your Life Through Meditation - Laurasia Mattingly
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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.

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Discover:

  • The beautiful power of meditation
  • Can you sit with it?
  • Start with mindfulness
  • The power of presence
  • Why is it difficult to hold so many feelings
  • Joy vs. Happiness
  • How softening your parameters makes everything easier
  • Why life is delicious within this space
  • Are you abandoning yourself?
  • Loneliness vs. Alone
  • Beauty is growing from where you are hurt
  • The invitation to slowness
  • Caring for your wounds (aka frequent visitors)
  • What is essentialism

Find more on Laurasia on her website www.laurasiamattingly.com or on Instagram. You can grab a copy of her book here.

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Apr 05, 2021
How To Transform Anger Into Growth - Alejandra Proaño
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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!

Discover:

  • Why we can't externalize anger
  • What is underneath anger?
  • What are you really feeling?
  • Understanding cues in the body
  • Understanding your own relationship to anger
  • How anger can deepen intimacy and personal evolution
  • The power of the collective anger
  • Until we change, nothing changes.

You can find more about Alejandra at www.healinganger.ca or on Instagram. Find her book here: https://healinganger.ca/product/healing-anger-ebook/.

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Mar 29, 2021
How To Take Responsibility For Your Worth - Solo Episode
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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. 

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Discover:

  • Asking the questions: What are you ignoring? What does your body need? What does your soul crave?
  • Why we get stuck in co-dependency and wrapped up in our wounds
  • Boundaries are guide-posts to love and trust
  • Why a baseline for grace, kindness, trust and respect is vital
  • Expansion is hidden inside the frustrations and challenges

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Mar 26, 2021
The Truth Will Set You Free - Solo Episode
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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. 

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Discover:

  • Why do we fear stepping into our truth?
  • The dangers of staying in the comfort zone
  • Why we self-betray and self-abandon in effort to keep connection
  • Why we need to explore grief
  • The two most important questions you need to ask yourself
  • Small betrayals become giant betrayals later
  • Where do you betray yourself?
  • The power of claiming yourself

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Mar 22, 2021
How To Take The First Step Towards Serious Transformation - Stefanos Sifandos
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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.

Discover:

  • The complexities of the human experience
  • Why we need more quality strong men calling others forward
  • Why owning your sh*t is healing
  • Why men shame other men for showing their emotions
  • What male emotion truly means (strength)
  • Why we hang on to our identity
  • Why we need to think of our parents as children of parents
  • Why rock bottoms are often the best way we learn
  • Why we need to get comfortable with uncertainty
  • Why men need adventure back to the mystery
  • How to hold space for others and yourself
  • What would love do now?

Find Stefanos on Instagram, or on his website www.growwithstef.com. 

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Mar 15, 2021
Vanessa Bennett and Dené Logan - Cheaper Than Therapy
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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.

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Mar 08, 2021
Dr. Caroline Leaf - Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess
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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.

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Discover:

  • What is the main differentiator between mind and brain?
  • Mind is the generator, brain/body is the responder
  • The mind is 99% of who we are
  • You can learn to control your mind, you are never stuck
  • How do we deconstruct toxic thinking
  • Awareness is the first step in healing
  • How to handle acute traumas faster
  • Triggers will always be there, it's about how you react to it
  • What is neuro-cycling and brain building?
  • How to be the observer of self
  • How to perform a mental "autopsy" and change your life

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 www.drleaf.com or on Instagram.

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Mar 05, 2021
Selina Gray - Separating Your Worth From Your Net Worth
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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 www.createthemoola.com and use the code createthemoola to save $50!

You can find Selina on Instagram, on her website https://selinagray.com.

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Mar 01, 2021
Resmaa Menakem - Racialized Trauma
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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. 

 

 

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Feb 22, 2021
Special Episode Q&A - Emotional Unavailability
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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!

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Discover:

  • Why do we choose unavailable people?
  • How we self-sabotage
  • "Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?" - Rumi
  • How relationship is going to invite you to step into a new version of you
  • Sacred union will show up when you treat yourself as sacred.
  • What does the word "love" mean to you?
  • Your worth doesn't live in the validation of someone else
  • Avoidant and anxious attachment

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Feb 19, 2021
Seth Godin - The Practice. A Commitment To Ourselves
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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.

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Discover:

  • How to find your voice
  • What nervousness really means
  • The magic of the creative process is that there is no magic, it's a process
  • If you don't feel like an imposter, you're not trying hard enough
  • The formula: earn trust, solve problems, and be consistent 
  • Why 1,000 true fans is the most important thing to focus 
  • The details and process inside "the work"
  • There is no such thing as "writers block"

Find more about Seth and his books at www.sethgodin.com, check out akimbo here and Seth's Podcast here.

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Feb 15, 2021
Laura McKowen - Say Yes To A Better Life
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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.

Discover:

  • Emotional pain is a sign of function rather than dysfunction
  • We are one hard decision away from reclaiming our sovereignty
  • What's below what you numb?
  • The culture of drinking
  • The truth about lying
  • Normalizing alcohol
  • Why alcohol is the one drug we have to explain why we "aren't drinking"
  • In discomfort you will find your answer
  • Co-dependency, people-pleasing and sobriety
  • What is it like to be fully embodied?
  • Can you sit with yourself?

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Feb 08, 2021
Drew Canole - Turning Your Mess Into Your Mission
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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 www.organfi.com and find Drew on Instagram.

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Feb 01, 2021
Nicole Lohse - Healing Our Nervous System
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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.

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Discover:

  • What is somatic therapy?
  • What is a healthy nervous system?
  • What a normal response to stress looks like
  • The beautiful invitation to the observation
  • What's your nervous system "normal?"
  • How to recognize when you step out of your truth
  • What is co-regulation
  • Why safety and security is foreign
  • Why resistance creates room to learn
  • The power of noticing
  • How to get back into regulation

Find more about Nicole on her website https://www.nicolelohse.com, or on Instagram. You can find more details about her course here. 

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Jan 25, 2021
Ashley Stahl - Designing Your Dream Career
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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.

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Discover:

  • One of the biggest mistakes in the workplace is holding on to an old version of yourself in your career
  • The new generation vs the old generation in the workplace
  • When we don't have clarity it's a call to reconnect to ourselves
  • You can't get to right until you sit in wrong
  • Why we need to focus on core skill set, personality, and when we at our best
  • The clarity behind interest vs. passion and dedication 
  • Why failing fast is the motto to live by
  • Does your work give you energy or drain you?

Find Ashley's book at www.youturnbook.com, and find more about Ashley on her website or on Instagram.

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Jan 18, 2021
Sahara Rose - Discover Your Dharma
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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 https://iamsahararose.com/dharma, find her on Instagram,  or take her quiz here.

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Jan 11, 2021
Mark & Kylie - Let It Burn Pt. 1
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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 https://www.kyliemcbeath.com/.

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Jan 05, 2021
Annika McDade - Human And Canine Connection
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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 www.canineconnectiontraining.ca and find her on instagram @canineconnectiontraining.

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Dec 21, 2020
Where Do You Place Your Worthiness? - Solo Episode
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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?

Discover:

  • Why we need to pay attention to our pain
  • Why are we afraid of being authentic?
  • The power of courageous conversations
  • Your worth should never depend on someone else's validation
  • "Enoughness" and the growth of taking up space 
  • How do you get 1% more you?

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Dec 18, 2020
Toko-pa Turner - Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
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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.

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Discover:

  • The longing to belong drives so many of us to places of false belonging
  • How family and ancestors have influenced our belonging
  • When we come back into belonging, there is a beautiful cemetery that occurs
  • As we learn to become our whole self unconditionally, we no longer seek places to belong
  • What are the initiations by exile and why they are necessary
  • Why dreaming and curiosity are the most valuable tools we have

You can find Toko-pa on lnstagram, and on her website at www.toko-pa.com.

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Dec 14, 2020
The Power Of Hard Conversations - Solo Episode
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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?

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Dec 11, 2020
Alex Faherty & Kerry Docherty - Do Life Partners Make Good Business Partners?
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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 www.fahertybrand.com and remember to use the discount code CREATETHELOVE for 25% off!! 

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Dec 07, 2020
Lalah Delia - Vibrate Higher Daily
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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 VibrateHigherDaily.com, 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. 

Discover:

  • What is vibration telling us?
  • Are butterflies a good thing?
  • The fear around saying "no"
  • Who dampens your light?
  • Why creating safety is so important
  • "A partner at their 100 will invite 100 of the others"
  • Once you say yes to the next level of life, you will be tested
  • Each choice you make contributes to your self-worth
  • When you say yes and claim it, the universe will align

Find Lalah on Instagram, or on her website at www.vibratehigherdaily.com.

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Nov 30, 2020
Francis Weller - Finding Your Soul In The Darkness
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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. 

Discover:

  • Why we need to fall in love with grief
  • There is so much to be found in the dark
  • Change happens at the edges
  • The child seeking the home vs. becoming the home
  • What elders can teach us
  • What is the initiation?
  • The gateway to accessing our soul
  • Everyone came here with their own medicine

Find out more about Francis, and his audio series at www.francisweller.net.

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Nov 23, 2020
Ryland Engelhart - Our Relationship With The Planet
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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 www.kisstheground.com.

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Nov 16, 2020
Damona Hoffman - Dating Is A Learned Skill
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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), BET.com, 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 www.datesandmates.com.

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Nov 09, 2020
Dr. Susan David - The Function Of Emotions
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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.

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Nov 02, 2020
Witness The Miraculous - Solo Episode
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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.  

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Discover:

  • Why our soul gets depleted
  • How to witness the miraculous
  • Start thinking about what you think
  • In the stillness you find more of you
  • "Silence is who you are"
  • Why we need to come back to the connection of the earth
  • Why grief is the path to answers
  • Why presence gets us there faster

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Oct 28, 2020
Erin Claire Jones - Human Design
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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 www.erinclairejones.com. To get access to your own Blueprint head here and use code CREATETHELOVE for 10% off.

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Oct 23, 2020
Giacomo Gianniotti - The Power Of Humility
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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.

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Oct 19, 2020
What Legacy Do You Want To Leave? - Solo Episode
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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.

Discover:

  • Do not shrink. The world needs you fully alive.
  • A closed heart is broken, and a broken heart is open
  • Why we need to stay in the space of feeling it all
  • Who do you want to be? What legacy do you want to leave?
  • What are your top 3 values you want to live by?
  • Don't wait until you have to, do it because you choose to

 

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Oct 16, 2020
Dr. Harriet Lerner - 7 Steps On How To Find Courage And Use Your Voice
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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 https://www.harrietlerner.com/ and on Instagram and Facebook. You can also find her TED talk here: http://www.tedxkc.org/harriet-lerner/

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Oct 12, 2020
Allyson Byrd - What Are You Tolerating?
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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 www.allysonbyrd.com or on Instagram @iamallysonbyrd. You can also find more about Allyson's journey to success in her latest collaboration with Amazon Prime called SpeakUP.

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Discover:

  • What are you DONE doing?
  • What are you ready to give birth to?
  • Our spirit loves the "bounce back"
  • Why we need to focus on return me vs. change me
  • We came here to be an answer
  • The cult of "average"
  • What is survivor's remorse?
  • What are you tolerating in your life?
  • When you know you have to say yes

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Oct 05, 2020
Sheleana Aiyana - Relationships Are Meant To Be Hard
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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 www.risingwoman.com

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Sep 28, 2020
Jules Webber - How To Stop Over-Functioning
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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.

Discover:

  • Signs you're over-functioning
  • Why we make excuses to justify someone not texting us back
  • What would happen if we left someone love us?
  • Where does over-functioning come from?
  • Over-functioning is a tool for manipulation
  • What over-functioning looks like in marriage and dating
  • The history and economic purpose of marriage
  • The impact social media has on our mental health
  • What happens when you choose yourself at the cost of belonging
  • Rage is a call to justice.
  • Anger is there to give you the energy you need to honor your boundaries

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 www.juleswebber.com.

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Sep 21, 2020
Dr. Caroline Leaf - Take Charge Of Your Mind
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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.

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  • The brain, mind and the difference between them
  • Suppression is a reinforcement process
  • Positive thinking is a band-aid to the wound
  • Make the process work for you, discover wisdom and responsibility
  • Depression is not an illness, it's a signal
  • Conscious and non-conscious mind
  • How to create the shift
  • Awareness brings autonomy
  • How to dismantle "The toxic tree"
  • The connection to suppressing emotions and disease
  • The "switch" technique
  • Going beyond mindfulness


Find Dr. Leaf online at www.drleaf.com or on Instagram @drcarolineleaf.

 

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Sep 15, 2020
Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson - Guys We F****d
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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.

 

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Sep 08, 2020
Manoj Dias - From Chaos To Calm
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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.

Discover:

  • The three jewels of liberation
  • The healing power of community
  • "If you don't have 10 minutes to mediate you need 2 hours"
  • How mediation helps us see clearly, stay calm, and hold space
  • Mediation and reactivity
  • Why are we afraid to be present and just be?
  • What 10 days of meditation can do to your life

Find Manoj on Instagram @manojdias_ and check out some classes at www.o-p-e-n.com

 

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Sep 01, 2020
Tami Amanda - Coming Home To Your Body
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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 www.tamiamandawellness.com.

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Aug 25, 2020
Christine Chang - Finding Love For Independent Women
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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 www.christinechang.com.

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Aug 18, 2020
Holly Grigg-Spall - Sweetening The Pill
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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 http://sweeteningthepill.com

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Aug 10, 2020
All About Mark Groves - Special Episode
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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.

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Aug 03, 2020
Dr. Laura McNally - Why Do Men Follow Instagram Models?
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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 https://www.instagram.com/actualpsychology/

 

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Jul 27, 2020
Dr. Zach Bush - Regenerating Health
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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 https://zachbushmd.com/

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Jul 23, 2020
Mikaela Reuben - How To Nourish Yourself
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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 https://www.instagram.com/mikaelareuben/

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Discover:

  • Our relationship to food is directly connected to the relationship with ourselves
  • Why we lose ourselves in the service of others
  • How we do one thing is how we do everything
  • Food and the connection to worthiness, boundaries and self-love
  • The power of slowness
  • What is the real nutrition that truly feeds us?
  • How cooking for yourself is healing (beyond the kitchen)

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Jul 20, 2020
LeAnn Rimes - Finding Your True Self
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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 https://www.soulofeverle.com/

Discover:

  • When we are in presence, time moves a lot slower
  • LeAnn's experience in the public eye
  • Why we have to access our "f*ck this"
  • LeAnn's journey of anxiety, depression, shame and breath work
  • The road back into wholeness
  • Accessing anger and rage
  • "Miracles are a way of reminding us we have no clue" - Ram Dass
  • LeAnn's new path 

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Jul 13, 2020
Vasavi Kumar - Ready To Change
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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. 

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Jul 06, 2020
Terri Cole - Crushing Codependency Myths
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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 http://crushcodependency.com/ I can’t wait to see you there! 

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Jun 29, 2020
Dr. Alexandra Solomon - How To Talk About Race
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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.

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Find Professor Ibram X Kendi at https://www.ibramxkendi.com/
Read Dr. Alexandra Solomon’s article here https://www.psychologytoday.com/nz/blog/loving-bravely/202006/how-talk-your-white-male-partner-about-race

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Jun 22, 2020
Live: The “right” Decisions in Love Are Challenging
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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!

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Jun 19, 2020
Sylvester McNutt extended - It’s Complicated
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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 https://www.sylvestermcnutt.net/

The Willy Lynch letter http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/Willie_Lynch_letter_The_Making_of_a_Slave.shtml
The Tulsa Race Riots https://www.tulsahistory.org/exhibit/1921-tulsa-race-massacre/
The Tuskegee Airmen in segregated armed forces https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/tuskegee-airmen

 

 

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Jun 15, 2020
Maybe You’re Brilliant Not Broken - Special Episode
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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.

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May 29, 2020
Louis Alloro - The Power of Positive Psychology
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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 https://louisalloro.com/

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May 25, 2020
Selina Gray - Healing The Money Wound
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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 createthemoola.com!

Discover:

  • Our relationship to money is directly connected with sense of self
  • As soon as it feels hard and scary, roll up your sleeves
  • What do we actually want with money?
  • Family wiring around money and wealth
  • Money just amplifies who we really are
  • Wealth is a state of being
  • Having courage and belief in yourself pays off
  • No-name labels, luxury brands, shame, and the masks we wear
  • Addiction, money, and proving yourself for worth
  • As you change things, everything changes

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May 20, 2020
All about you Q&A - Chemistry and boundaries
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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!

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May 14, 2020
Mark Manson - Our Problems Are The Same
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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 https://markmanson.net/

 

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May 11, 2020
Can You Hold Space? Special Episode
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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?

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May 04, 2020
Payal Sharma - Power at Work
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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 http://power.faculty.unlv.edu/

 

 

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Apr 27, 2020
Yoda Olinyk - Cooking Saved Me
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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 https://instagram.com/yodaswords?igshid=2kwq76b3l10c

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Apr 20, 2020
Claim Your Voice - Solo Episode
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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? 

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Apr 13, 2020
Grounding Meditation - Special Episode
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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.

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Apr 10, 2020
All About You - Special Q&A Episode
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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.

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Apr 06, 2020
Dr. Robert Graham - Corona Virus Q&A
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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 https://www.freshmednyc.com/ and his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/freshmednyc/

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.  

 

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Mar 30, 2020
The Edge Of Uncertainty - Special Episode
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“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.

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Mar 27, 2020
Michelle Herzog - Toxic Dating Culture
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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: www.liveandlovemindfully.com  Instagram: @chicagosextherapy 

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Mar 16, 2020
The Space Between - Special Episode
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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!

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Mar 13, 2020
Yung Pueblo - Embracing Change
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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 https://www.instagram.com/yung_pueblo/ 

Check out his book here https://www.amazon.com/Inward-Yung-Pueblo/dp/1449495753

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Mar 09, 2020
Jasmine Rose - Holistic Fertility
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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 https://www.instagram.com/humblewildwellness/?hl=en

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Mar 02, 2020
Jaime Jenkins - Own Your Healing
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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): www.makemusicmatter.org

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Feb 28, 2020
To Stay Or Go - Special Episode
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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.

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Feb 24, 2020
Makenzie Chilton - Love Your Mondays
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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 loveyourmondays.co

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.

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Feb 17, 2020
Hurt people, hurt people - Special Episode
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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.

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Discover:

  • The disease of unworthiness
  • Looking for worthiness is a moving target
  • Why we need to turn towards our pain
  • Truthful answers require us to become someone else
  • The connection between boundaries and worth
  • Resentment is a sign you need to choose yourself
  • Why are we a match to poor behavior? Why do we make excuses?
  • Are you the match for what you want?
  • What you attract is what you need need to learn
  • What are you afraid to find in the space of silence?
  • What unrealized potential are you not stepping into?

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Feb 10, 2020
Sylvester McNutt - Free Yourself
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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 https://www.instagram.com/sylvestermcnutt/?hl=en and his Website https://www.sylvestermcnutt.net/

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Feb 03, 2020
All About You - What Do You Really Want?
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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!

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Jan 27, 2020
This Is The Work - Special Episode
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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.

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Jan 20, 2020
Michelle Dow - Mark’s First "Girlfriend" Tells Her Story
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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.

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Jan 15, 2020
Terri Cole - Codependency, The Disease To Please
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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!

~ Discover:

  • The signs and symptoms of codependency
  • Why this behavioural pattern manifests
  • The consequences of codependency throughout childhood, single life and long term relationships

Plus as a bonus Terri is offering listeners the More Love Meditation Challenge for a limited time - head to https://terricole.com/LOVEMG

Find out all about Terri's wonderful work here https://www.terricole.com/

 

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Jan 10, 2020
Emma Tait - Learning To Let Go
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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.

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Jan 06, 2020
Evan Shy - Can Work And Life Balance?
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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.

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Dec 30, 2019
Shadeen Francis - Is Sex Really The Problem?
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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!

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Dec 23, 2019
Connor Beaton - Bringing Cheating Out Of The Shadows
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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 ineedboundaries.com

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Dec 16, 2019
Jules Webber - The Shame Train
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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

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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.

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Dec 09, 2019
The Angry Therapist - Beyond The Honeymoon Phase
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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!

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Dec 02, 2019
I’m Not Breaking, I’m Awakening - Special Episode
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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.

Discover:

  • How do we meet anger with grace?
  • We always have choice in our response
  • You'll never lose expressing your truth and having your own back
  • When have you felt most disconnected from yourself?
  • In the devastation to everything is also the connection to everything.
  • When you truly let go of everything, you can truly find yourself.
  • What happens when we connect to our truth and inner knowing
  • Why it's important to listen to the "nudges"
  • Your rebellion is needed to open the next level of your life

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Nov 29, 2019
The Mother Loving Future - Soulmates or Life Partners?
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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!

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Nov 25, 2019
You Are Not Your Story - Special Episode
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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.

Discover:

  • Why did this happen to me vs. why did this happen for me?
  • The beautiful invitation to expansion
  • We either repeat our patterns or we decide to learn from them
  • The beliefs in your family system that have subconsciously programmed you
  • Healing defensiveness
  • Getting curious with our feelings before we shut down
  • There are no shortcuts to healing
  • Every next level of you requires the next level of you
  • You can't be addicted to your mediocrity and your expansion at the same time
  • Why do we abandon ourselves for others?
  • Life will always humble you if you think you're better than it
  • Certainty is not where growth is

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Nov 18, 2019
Selina Gray - What Masks Do You Wear?
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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.

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Join the Richness Revolution (formerly Money Boss) Facebook here!

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Nov 11, 2019
Sahara Rose - What Is Your Dosha?
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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.

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Nov 04, 2019
Amy Young - Back By Popular Demand
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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!

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Oct 21, 2019
Josh Trent - Who Am I Really?
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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.

 

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Oct 14, 2019
Adulting is Hard
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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. :)

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Oct 11, 2019
Erin Skye Kelly - The Cost Of Toxic Relationships
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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!

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Oct 07, 2019
The Holistic Psychologist - Ending Family Enmeshment
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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.

~ Discover:

  • Anxiety, psychology, gut health, trauma and the connection to our nervous system
  • How patterns in family can be passed down
  • Our subconscious mind runs the show (95%!)
  • Why we need to look at the imbalances in our gut
  • Why food, sleep and circadian rhythm affects your nervous system
  • What is over-activation of the nervous system
  • Why we as humans have become dysregulated
  • How to build your mental muscle
  • Tools to shift your mind when life hits you
  • What is emotional addiction?
  • What are your edges?
  • Ending family enmeshment

Find more of The Holistic Psychologists resources Here!

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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.  

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Sep 30, 2019
Dr Jeremy Goldberg - Holding Space For Heartbreak
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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.

~ Discover:

  • Why we need to have tea with our rock bottom
  • There is a fundamental aliveness to feeling anything deeply
  • Grief is a powerful opportunity to get curious
  • We get to choose who we want to be in the face of pain
  • Sometimes choosing love means choosing yourself
  • When you face heartbreak, who are you?
  • Don't shame the part of you that woke you up
  • Your greatest lesson is your greatest opportunity
  • Don't overlook the value of play
  • Where we find ourselves again

Find out more about the Breakup Recovery Special Live Call Offer here!

Find out more about Dr Jeremy Goldberg here!

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Sep 23, 2019
Relationship Endings Aren't Failures - Special Episode
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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.

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Sep 19, 2019
Hilary Jacobs Hendel - Why You Can’t Just “Get Over It”
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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: Hilaryjacobshendel.com

Find out more about the Change Triangle Here

It's Not Always Depression by Hilary Jacobs Hendel

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Sep 16, 2019
Dr. Kelly Brogan - End The War Against Yourself
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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!

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Sep 09, 2019
Alistair Moes - Lose Your Temper
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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. 

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Sep 02, 2019
Mark Wolynn - What Trauma Have You Inherited?
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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, MariaShriver.com, Elephant Journal and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker. 

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Aug 25, 2019
Why Love Breaks Us Open - Special Episode
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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.

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Aug 23, 2019
Megan Jane Soutar - Do You Feel Your Feelings?
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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

 

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Aug 18, 2019
Miles Rote - Break up with your phone.
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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

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Aug 12, 2019
Why Relationships Are (Really) Hard
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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!

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Aug 09, 2019
Anahata Ananda - The Journey Home To Truth
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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: Shamangelichealing.com

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Aug 04, 2019
Mike Campbell - Why Can’t Men Commit?
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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. 

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Jul 29, 2019
Me & Codependency - Special Episode
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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?

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Jul 25, 2019
Kate Horsman - Trusting Your Body
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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 Horsman.com
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.

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Jul 22, 2019
Samantha Skelly - Meeting Our Pain With Love
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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

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Jul 14, 2019
Special Episode - All About Ghosting
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*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!

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Jul 11, 2019
The Angry Therapist - Finding Healthy Love
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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

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Jul 07, 2019
Jamie Elizabeth Thompson - Awaken Your Sexual Self
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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

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Jun 30, 2019
Leah Brathwaite - Live Your Deepest Truth
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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! bit.ly/createthelove

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.

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Jun 23, 2019
Dr. Christopher Ryan - Sex, Connection, Evolution: All Gone Wrong.
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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

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Jun 16, 2019
Sheri Salata - The Beautiful NO
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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

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Jun 09, 2019
Terry Real - The End of Women Caretaking Men
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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

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Jun 02, 2019
Traver Boehm - Why She Can’t Feel You
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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

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May 26, 2019
Dr. Robert Graham - You Are What You Eat
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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.

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May 19, 2019
Raphael Cano - Coming Out as Your Highest Self
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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!

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May 12, 2019
Sheleana Aiyana - The Rising Woman
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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.

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May 06, 2019
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman - The Trauma Of Infidelity
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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

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May 01, 2019
James Silvas - Your “Problem” is Your Portal To Growth
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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.

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Apr 22, 2019
The Breakup Special - Rising From The Ashes of Heartbreak
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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!

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Apr 19, 2019
Amy Young - How To Say Goodbye To Unavailable People, Forever.
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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!

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Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Alexandra Solomon - Boundaries. Boundaries. Boundaries.
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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:

http://www.dralexandrasolomon.com/

http://www.dralexandrasolomon.com/book/

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Apr 08, 2019
Bryan Reeves - Why My Girlfriend was Always Angry With Me
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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.

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Apr 01, 2019
Kelsey Grant - Ready to get Real in Your Relationship?
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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