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Jul 3, 2020

Living in the New Normal with Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer

Everyone is experiencing drastic changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Suddenly, we are forced to do things differently and away from each other. Adapting to these changes can prove to be challenging, and it won't be easy for everyone.

 

In this episode, Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer share their insights on how to deal with the changes in their household, careers, and daily lives. They also talk about the importance of self-care and how you can do it while adapting to the new normal.

 

Join us and discover how you can adapt to these changes and integrate new ways of doing things in your routine.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Jennifer and Jason share how they are dealing with the new normal and while trying to maintain work-home balance.
  2. Learn the importance of self-care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Discover ways on how to integrate the new normal in your routine.

Resources

  • Nice Guy by Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer
  • Jennifer Miller's website
  • Jason Feifer's Instagram
  • Pessimists Archive Podcast by Jason Feifer
  • com
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Episode Highlights

Life-Changing Events

  • The couple has a 15-month-old baby.
  • Their family is staying with Jason's parents during the pandemic.
  • Their five-year-old son feels lonely during the quarantine.

Work From Home Set-Up

  • Jen is used to working at home, where she can get a fair amount of work done even with things happening in the background.
  • On the other hand, Jason is having a hard time getting deep work done, which requires a lot of concentration.
  • Listen to the full episode to understand why the current situation is not conducive for Jason’s work process.
  • The entire household is adjusting to the current set-up.

Ability to Adapt During the Lockdown

  • Everyone is capable of adapting; it is a matter of attitude.
  • The lockdown gave Jason the luxury of time to do more fragmented work.
  • Jason is more productive when he works on several small projects.

Explaining the Pandemic to the Kids

  • Their five-year-old son is aware of the virus, as well as the danger and precaution needed to stay safe.
  • Their son stopped attending his regular online classes because of the time difference, and the child had a hard time concentrating.
  • Jen and Jason observed changes in their son's behavior because he would break down, feeling lonely and sad.
  • Listen to the episode to learn how Jen consoled her son and assured him he is safe and loved.
  • Parents need to make sure their children are emotionally healthy first, rather than keeping up with their education.

How Are You Feeling?

  • Jen takes the situation day by day.
  • It’s essential to be aware that mood swings can be attributed to the pandemic.
  • Jason's stress and confusion come from the inability to work the way he usually does.
  • He conducts a mental reset by de-stressing through chores and listening to podcasts.

Activities For Self-Care

  • Jen has four self-care activities. These include cooking, mindlessly watching TV, having a glass of wine every single night, and attending Pilates classes via Zoom.
  • The Pilates classes make Jen feel less lonely and homesick.
  • Having control is a form of self-care.
  • Jason disengages himself from anything connected with the coronavirus.
  • Jason finds a new hobby in ancestry.com, and building a family tree keeps him busy.

The New Home-Work Balance

  • Having children at home makes it more challenging to achieve a work-home balance.
  • We are in for a complete reorganization of the relationship of work.
  • Companies would favor work from home set-ups because it is efficient and productive.
  • Work from home set-ups introduces flexibility, which would allow people to maximize their skills and time.

Changes in How We Do Things

  • The goal is to fuse the benefits of our situation now and then.
  • Adverse effects due to the pandemic could eventually lead to amazing things.
  • The situation is revealing new experiences and new opportunities.
  • We can find ways to integrate changes into the old way of doing things.

What Jennifer and Jason Could Not Live Without During the Pandemic

  • For Jen, it’s being able to see and hug her husband and children. Moreover, as a journalist, Jen values being part of the conversation and being able to report relevant information.
  • Social media reinforces Jason’s value through the conversations he has with people. He is also fortunate to have conversations about new opportunities.
  • Self-care and finding joy in the small things help keep Jen’s spirits up.
  • Our choices and experiences are narrowed in our current situation; you should learn to improve the quality of the things you can have.
  • Jason shares how retail therapy improves his current perspective.

How Do You Feel Radically Loved?

  • The couple feels radically loved by Jason’s parents.
  • Jason’s parents welcomed them and have been taking care of their family since the pandemic started.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“Don't be obsessed with education, be obsessed with just making sure that [your children] are emotionally healthy.”

 

“I think that we are in for another complete reorganization of the relationship of work… Companies are now letting people work from home, or they're going to discover that remote workforces actually are completely functional, and probably even better.”

 

“Maybe what we need is the landlords and the banks—it's like a system, right? The people at the top need to stop being so selfish.”

 

“The thing about history, and especially the introduction of new things, is that one thing rarely ever replaces another—it integrates.”

 

“The results of terrible things are totally unpredictable, but can lead to amazing things.”

About Jennifer and Jason

Jennifer Miller is a journalist and author. She teaches writing at Columbia University, and her journalism work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Entrepreneur, among others. You may read her work and contact her through her website.

 

Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. He is also a writer and the host of the Pessimist Archive Podcast and the Problem Solvers Podcast. You can learn more about Jason through his website and connect with him on Instagram.

 

Jennifer and Jason are happily married and are parents of two children. They are co-authors of the book Mr. Nice Guy.

 

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Jun 19, 2020

Being Mindful & Compassionate Despite Any Circumstances with Anne Alexander

There is a cultural shift happening in our midst. Despite the changes in engagements caused by the pandemic, we have also never been this connected by technology. Not only are we confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but movements also arise that call for people to take a stand and express their opinions. We can see different ideas and perspectives, which, most of the time, can create a divide among us despite being interconnected and having shared responsibility.

In today’s episode, Anne Alexander shares with us how to be mindful in these extraordinary times. She talks about how to engage and be compassionate with others who do not share the same perspective with us. Anne also discussed the advantages and disadvantages of cancel culture and its healthy boundaries.

If you want to practice mindfulness and foster more meaningful relationships, tune in to this episode.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover different ways of how you can practice mindfulness.
  2. Learn the importance of compassion and patience in being mindful, especially in your relationships.
  3. Find out how Anne practices mindfulness in her personal life.

Resources

  • Mindful website
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Episode Highlights

Living in Extraordinary Times

  • We live amid the pandemic, and yet we can sense the people's mindfulness in different situations around us.
  • Anne shares that she had the opportunity to learn from other mindfulness teachers about the Black Lives Matter movement. She wishes to be able to communicate what she learned to other people.
  • There is so much we need to listen to, and there is a lot of pain and injustice.
  • Our society has shifted extraordinarily in a short period. For example, we can see different age groups and different ethnicities supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • We are amid so many shifts and an increasing sense of shared responsibility.

Being Open to Dialogue

  • Most of the time, it is difficult to have your point of view and hold somebody else’s point of view with grace.
  • To be able to communicate, you need emotional empathy regardless of who you are and what you believe in.
  • You can engage in a real dialogue when you come from a place of genuine respect and true recognition.
  • We are living in a world with sharp edges, grit, difficulty, and pain. The trick is to have a sense of equanimity and respect.

The Importance of Patience

  • The people closest to us can be the hardest people to change because there is so much history.
  • You can start with the patience of accepting the first goal, which is to find moments of togetherness and be in a room with someone who has a different point of view.
  • The divide amongst people is not just something you can dispense within a conversation.
  • However, patience and mindfulness allow us to see each other across tremendous divides.

Hate and Judgment

  • When we see irritating posts on social media and want to say something about it, you are just perpetuating hate.
  • Do not let your anger irritate your social world. Hate does not solve the problem.
  • We need to be more mindful of our intentions.
  • Ashumans, we have flaws and are capable of saying stupid things.
  • Can we show other people the understanding, grace, and generosity we give ourselves when we make mistakes?

Cancel Culture

  • Context is often lost in cancel culture.
  • The hard work is in having hard conversations.
  • Cancel culture also has a plus side. It can be an excellent way to support companies that are on the right side and withdraw support for those whose stand you do not support.
  • We create change with our actions.
  • However, cancel culture can be short-sighted. It doesn’t solve anything if you simply say, “Oh, that was a stupid thing. Therefore, I'm not going to talk to that person anymore.”

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“The reality is we’re living in a world with sharp edges and grit and difficulty and pain and passion, confusion, and all of that stuff. And the real trick is to be able to have that sense of equanimity and respect.”

“Now is the time to be able to come to a place to be able to keep our own energy levels high enough that we can listen and we can be there. We can mediate, and we can try to absorb things, even if we don't understand things.”

“Part of what is extraordinary, if you will, about mindfulness or being mindful is the ability also to see reality as it is.”

“Perhaps the first goal was just to find those moments of togetherness and to re-establish that beautiful fluid bond. The patience may take a long time to get to the place where that conversation can really happen.”

“The hard work is having hard conversations, and that takes a tremendous amount of commitment.”

About Anne

Anne Alexander is the editor of Mindful.org, a non-profit organization. They aim to inspire, guide, and connect anyone who wants to explore mindfulness to enjoy better health, nurture relationships, and have a more compassionate society.

If you want to connect with Anne, visit Mindful’s website. You can also visit Mindful’s Instagram and Facebook page to learn more about mindfulness and meditation.

 

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Jun 13, 2020

How to Lead a Life of Health and Wellness with Cam Speck

Fitness affects your mind, body, and soul. It does not only change the way you look on the outside but, most importantly, it also boosts your mood and helps you make better decisions. Exercising and eating healthy develop your confidence and mindset to become a better version of yourself. You can live the life you’ve always wanted and achieve the goals you set for yourself if you work hard for it.

In this episode, Cam Speck shares with us how his disappointments led him to fitness and building a company that aims to help people improve their mental and physical health. He also talks about his self-development strategies and how he internalizes self-doubt and pain. Cam also gives advice to people who are just starting their health and wellness journey.

If you want to learn how fitness can help you live your best life, listen to the full episode!

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Learn why being gentle and loving to yourself is part of the self-development process.
  1. Discover what motivates Cam to help other people and lead them to a path of mindfulness and fitness.
  1. Cam will share 3 tips for people starting their health and wellness journey.

Resources

  • Fitplan app
  • Fitplan’sInstagram
  • FREE meditation ebook! Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies at com!

Episode Highlights

Cam’s Beginnings

  • Being a skinny and insecure boy when he was young, sports gave him a source of happiness and a sense of connection.
  • An injury in his late teens prompted him to end his hockey career and drove him to a path of depression.
  • Exercise and fitness changed his perspective about himself and the world. It gave him mental clarity and happiness, which allowed him to achieve his goals.
  • Many of his colleagues asked him about the source of his contagious enthusiasm and positive energy, and this led him to run an app dedicated to fitness.
  • He wants to create a solution for people so that they could experience the positive change he discovered through fitness.

On Overcoming Obstacles

  • By doing something of value for other people, he felt like he could make his parents proud.
  • His primary driving force is the passion for helping other people through his company Fitplan.
  • Cam feels a sense of joy and value in assisting other people.

Being a First-Time Entrepreneur

  • Before starting Fitplan, he was fulfilling other people’s vision. Cam has zero experience when it comes to technology.
  • His vision and passion made it easier to overcome the struggles of being a first-time entrepreneur. Later on, he became better at managing challenges along the way.
  • Always move forward and be gentle with yourself.
  • By being proud of himself for his achievements, he also makes the people around him proud.

Cam’s Inspiration

  • He takes the time to understand himself deeper.
  • His success comes from staying committed and disciplined to his practices.
  • Cam is now gearing toward personal development, including meditation, journaling, and expressive activities.
  • People become the best version of themselves when they commit to a routine and are kind to themselves.

On the Feeling of Lethargy

  • Cam admits that he has moments of going out of his routine. Instead of feeling bad, he focuses on the narrative and conversation he has with himself.
  • You will suffer more when you resist moments of disappointments. Be generous and loving to yourself.
  • Find other forms of movement you can engage in.
  • People have to learn to adapt well to the things going around them.

On the Challenges, the World Is Facing Right Now

  • While we're in this pandemic right now, deepening your practice will allow you to uncover the things that truly matter.
  • Being disciplined and forming a routine is essential for times like this.
  • If your happiness is providing value to other people, then it’s a win-win situation.

On Happiness

  • The only sure thing in this world is change. People are constantly evolving.
  • We will never live the same moment twice.
  • If you’re constantly trying to put your happiness on fast forward, you’ll never be happy. Choose to be happy right now.
  • You're not going to find the happiness you want in an event or a thing. You will never be satisfied that way.

The Biggest Challenge in Self-Development

  • Mastery of self-development is an ongoing process.
  • His fundamental insecurities around being not good enough are the most challenging things he had to resolve.

Internalizing Your Negative Narrative

  • Instead of avoiding self-judgment, sit with it, and understand the root of your fear.
  • Taking ownership of your feelings permits you to let the negativity go.
  • Fear doesn’t serve you in moving forward.
  • While pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
  • Your resistance creates suffering.

3 Tips for People Starting Their Health and Wellness Journey

  • Start your day with an expression of gratitude.
  • Move your body.
  • Go outside.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“I think I was just trying to make myself proud. And the byproduct of making myself proud was making those around me proud.”

“The reward is really in the journey, not in any sort of outcome or success.”

“The gentler we are with ourselves is great. That doesn't mean just be comfortable being comfortable. It means give yourself the opportunity to love yourself more than ever before just because you're you.”

“Instead of avoiding that fear or that self-judgment and just creating this sense of avoidance, I sit with it and understand what the root cause of that fear is.”

“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.”

About Cam

Cam Speck is the co-founder and president of Fitplan Technologies, which aims to empower people through health and fitness. He’s on a mission to help people become the better version of themselves by building their self-confidence and mindset while living a healthy life. Cam shares his efficient and equipment-free training methods with everyone after years of preparing fit plans for dozens of trainers.

If you want to connect with Cam and learn more about his advocacy, you can follow him on his Instagram page.

 

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Jun 6, 2020

Discover the Benefits of Yoga Nidra with Dr. Kamini Desai

In today's world, we are continuously working and tiring ourselves out to feel accomplished. This culture of overdoing has been hurting us for years. You have to remember that constantly driving yourself into the ground will eventually lead to burnout and disorientation. You will not have the time to process your emotions or restore your energy. As a result, you will develop stress, depression, and unhealthy coping mechanisms.

In this episode, Dr. Kamini Desai shares with us the benefits of Yoga Nidra and the science behind it. She also discusses how it can uncover unconscious emotions affecting our behavior and mindset. Kamini also talks about how Yoga Nidra can help us deal with the uncertainties we feel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re curious about Yoga Nidra and the power it can bring to your life, then listen to the full episode!

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover how Yoga Nidra can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Learn the scientific dynamics of Yoga Nidra and how it can help you process your emotions.
  1. What makes Kamini feel radically loved? Find out toward the end of the episode. 

Resources

Episode Highlights

Yoga Nidra’s Role in the Time of COVID-19

  • When we encounter something, we see it as either an obstacle or an opportunity.
  • It’s an opportunity to assess the things you exert your energy on.
  • It's the time to face our aloneness and heal it from within.

What Is Yoga Nidra?

  • Yoga Nidra is a sleeping meditation technique riding on the biology of your body.
  • It rests in the biological gap between us and our thoughts when we sleep.
  • The value and benefits of Yoga Nidra are for everybody.
  • Its principle is that the less you do, the more shifts happen.

Does Sleeping Hinder Productivity?

  • Overdoing is part of our culture. Society rewards people who are stressed and overwhelmed.
  • People often don’t get rewarded when they take care of themselves, so they dismiss resting and the non-doing aspects of life.
  • The more you rest, the more currency you have to work.

Yoga Nidra as a Spiritual Practice

  • Yoga Nidra reminds people of an abiding eternal awareness.
  • It helps you find peace within yourself, which you can access anytime.
  • Especially in the time of a pandemic, it’s vital to find calm spaces that you can go to when you need it.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Yoga Nidra provides support to people on medication, for instance.
  • Because it releases serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins naturally, you feel an intense sense of well-being.

How Yoga Nidra Happens in the Heart

  • The heart is the primary conduit or collector of the energy of the source (called Prana or Chi).
  • The heart channels the energy into your body and returns it to the source.
  • Therefore, Yoga Nidra is about reconnecting with your source nature.

Restoration Through Yoga Nidra

  • Yoga teachers are only human, so they also feel depleted.
  • It allows us to recognize the source and state of our exhaustion and understand what to do.
  • The sooner we catch the feelings of depletion, the sooner we can put ourselves back on track.

The Science of Yoga Nidra

  • The amount of stress hormones released during a prolonged state of stress affects our brains.
  • The amygdala or the fear center of our brain becomes more activated. Also, our prefrontal cortex becomes thinner.
  • When our prefrontal cortex isn’t strong enough, our insecurities and worries can run our lives.
  • Within 11 hours of Yoga Nidra practice, the prefrontal cortex thickens considerably. In return, it increases your ability to manage stress.

Duration of Yoga Nidra Practice

  • Practicing Yoga Nidra is more about consistency. You can do it 5 days a week for 20 to 40 minutes.
  • In as little as 8 weeks, Yoga Nidra mindfulness techniques can increase the size of the hippocampus.
  • Start by doing 3 months consistently, and you can feel your body craving and undergoing changes.

On Unprocessed Emotions

  • Incomplete events or unprocessed emotions are undischarged energy. It can run through your nervous system as if the event is still in play.
  • Yoga Nidra processes undischarged energy by removing the resistances and allowing energy to move gently.

Visceral Experiences During Yoga Nidra

  • Yoga Nidra provides a deeper state than sleep, and it gives you a chance to release and process the things you repressed.
  • Unconscious things affect our conscious mind and behavior.

Advice for Students Who are Afraid of Going Back and Practicing

  • Students must first understand that Yoga Nidra is a powerful healing modality.
  • They can talk to their body about what they’re ready to release.
  • Students with trauma and PTSD can practice Yoga Nidra while sitting down to slow down the process.

On Sankalpa & Setting Intentions

  • Yoga Nidra touches the core of our consciousness. However, if there are deeply seated beliefs or impressions, there would be an inner conflict.
  • Yoga Nidra is designed to work backward through the core of your consciousness. Sankalpa are like seeds planted to create positivity in your thoughts.

Discovering Yoga Nidra

  • Have someone who resonates with you to guide you.
  • Do it when you can.

Advice for People with Strong Rooted Principles Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • This pandemic is the time to remember what we have received and practice it.
  • You know what to do, and you know the practices.
  • If you pay attention to something, that’s where your energy flows.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“Anything that comes across our path, we can see it as an obstacle or an opportunity.”

“We tend to dismiss the rest, restoration, the non-doing aspects of life in favor of what's going to get us the acknowledgment.”

“The more that you relax, the more currency you have to do.”

“People will say, ‘Oh, my god, Yoga Nidra does terrible things.’ It's not doing terrible things. It's clearing out what was already in there.”

“Where attention goes, energy flows.”

About Kamini

Dr. Kamini Desai has created a unique collection of teachings merging the ancient wisdom of yoga with modern psychology for 25 years. She is the acclaimed author of Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep and Life Lessons Love Lessons.

Kamini is also a frequent guest speaker and teacher at several nationally accredited institutions. She is now the Education Director and Core Curriculum Developer of the Amrit Yoga Institute, which teaches advanced studies in eastern philosophy.

If you want to learn more about Yoga Nidra and Dr. Kamini Desai’s advocacy, you can connect with her by visiting her website.

 

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May 29, 2020

Improving the Mind and Body’s Health with Tea, Mindfulness, and Meditation with Simon Cheng

It can be challenging for us to keep our health in check, especially when we’re busy working and trying to keep up with this fast-paced world. You must admit there are times when you find yourself wanting to indulge in something real and healthy to calm your mind. Meditation and mindfulness are useful in reducing stress and promoting emotional health balance. Include tea in the mix, and you have the perfect recipe for a relaxing time.

 

In this episode, Simon Cheng shares with us how going back to his roots and exploring medicinal plants changed his life. He discusses how meditation and mindfulness helped him be more connected to himself and his family. Simon also talks about the process of building the foundation of his business, Pique Tea.

 

If you're curious about meditation and herbal plants and how it can help you live your fullest potential, then listen to the full episode!  

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

 

  1. Discover the power of meditation and tea on your health journey.

 

  1. What is Pique Tea, and how does it stand out among the rest?
  2. How does Simon Cheng feel radically loved? Find out toward the end of the episode.

Resources

  • Pique Tea website
  • FREE meditation ebook! Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies at com!

Episode Highlights

Simon's Health Journey

  • Simon grew up in Hong Kong, where drinking medicinal plants is a massive part of cuisine and culture.
  • He went to the United States for college and spent ten years in finance. During this time, he immersed himself in work and, unfortunately, would often get sick.
  • He would take a lot of antibiotics and consult with doctors. However, instead of getting better, he felt more ill, and his lungs collapsed.
  • Simon went through an invasive surgery after being diagnosed with sleep apnea. After going through physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse, he realized there are alternative ways of healing he can try.
  • He embarked on a healing exploration, meeting with amazing plant doctors, medicine, and meditation experts to discover the different available organic treatments.

How Simon Started Exploring Healing Modalities

  • He felt like he was on a dead-end, and his experiences of going under the knife cause him great grief and suffering.
  • Simon realized that the health system is a business and learned how to scrutinize products and services offered to him.
  • He later realized he grew up with a culture rich with natural alternative treatments, so he went back to his roots to heal himself.

How Tea Became the Foundation of Simon's Business

  • His grandfather's lifestyle and tea practices served as inspiration for his business.
  • Hong Kong is famous for soups and tonics made with different herbs. The environment he grew up in champions the use of medicinal plants.
  • The concept of health and longevity in Eastern culture is about early detection of imbalance. In contrast, Western culture focuses on the symptomatic approach to treatment.
  • Eastern culture helps you develop awareness about energy and health irregularities, as well as identifying toxicity in your lifestyle.

Advice for People Who Aren't in Tune with Their Bodies

  • Awareness does not work only subconsciously; it also has physical applications. You can also develop your awareness by using the functions of your senses.
  • You can become aware of the toxins in your life by experiencing the authenticity of products and the environment.
  • When you spend a lot of time with yourself, you start to notice the toxicity of other people's company. You manage this through healthy means.
  • The awareness that is building up inside you allows you to be in tune with your body.

The Role of Meditation and Mindfulness

  • According to Simon, the more he meditated, the more mindful he became.
  • Through meditation, you can be more present in your life and to your family.
  • You can give 100% of your attention to the people you’re interacting with and avoid distractions while conversing.
  • Meditation enables you to be present and enjoy every single moment in your life.

Giving Time and Effort to Living Healthy

  • Many people opt for quick fixes and instant gratification in healing and improving themselves. However, it simply doesn't work like that.
  • It does not have to be hard, and it can be incredibly enjoyable.
  • Don't treat healthy lifestyle choices like eating healthy or exercising as chores. You can enjoy the time doing it.

Simon's Biggest Gift to His Health

  • Practicing mindfulness and learning physiological meditation is one of the most important things he has done.
  • It improved his health and opened doors for his spiritual development.

Pique Tea's Crystallized Form

  • He traveled to the Western part of China, where tea was first discovered.
  • Natives made tea paste to alleviate the hardship in transporting medicinal plants from the mountains.
  • Pique Tea incorporates the ways natives brew their tea. That's why Pique Tea is authentic and has won awards.
  • Pique Tea crystals are more concentrated, screens for triple three toxins, and ingredients are more active due to heat removal.

5 Powerful Quotes

“How have I been following all the wrong medical advice, like completely abusing all the things that are important to myself, and not even getting any fulfillment in exchange? And so that was the moment that I decided to really take my health into my own hands and embark on a healing journey and exploration that continues every day.”

 

“When you spend a lot of time by yourself, walking in the forest, playing with your dog, hanging out with the kids, just meditating, you start to become hyper-aware of people that are toxic.”

 

“If it's truly something that I want to do that fills me, then I should be 100% present.”

 

On Meditation: “The more you practice it, the more your world expands.”

 

“We have this special ability to create outcomes and create things in our lives, but it requires that level of presence and intent.”

About the Guest

Simon Cheng is the CEO and co-founder of Pique Tea. He grew up in a household that encourages drinking medicinal plants and tea rituals in Hong Kong. After struggling with his health and hustling in the world of finance, he founded Pique Tea. It is the fastest growing tea brand in history and pioneered the world's first Cold Brew Tea Crystals. He continues to bring authenticity back in people's diets as Pique Tea continues to grow and help people to live healthier.

 

You can learn more about Pique Tea and its health benefits by visiting their website.

 

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May 23, 2020

How Use Holistic Health to Improve Your Life with Krista Berlincourt

The conventional health system often doesn't provide us the best picture of what a truly healthy body and mind look like. In a world where medicine and technology have become so advanced, there is the prevailing mindset if we take a pill, we’ll get better. It isn’t always the case. A holistic approach to health allows us to take a look at our body, mind, and spirit and see the root cause of our symptoms.

Joining us in this episode is an exceptional guest—Krista Berlincourt of Kenshō Health. She lets us in on the definition of holistic health and how it can help us move forward with our lives. We also talk about her personal experience in this journey and the lessons she learned that led her to the path of holistic wellness.

If you, too, want to open your door to holistic health, make sure you tune in to the episode!   

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover how holistic health is so much more than conventional medicine.
  2. What is the cosmic wisdom of slowness and how doing less is better.
  3. How does Krista feel radically loved? Find out toward the end of the episode.

Resources

  • Kenshō Health website
  • FREE meditation ebook!Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies atcom!

Episode Highlights

A Platform for Everybody

  • Kenshō is the first science-backed holistic health platform.
  • People come to find two things: the very best holistic health providers across the country and reliable, science-based answers and information.
  • The idea is to provide people with holistic health solutions that will work for them, with the tech boom and interest in holistic health in mind.
  • They utilize the largest and oldest scientific publisher in the world that provides open-source information and research they've been aggregating for over 200 years.
  • Their goal in Kenshō is to make health care accessible and easy to understand for everyone.

Krista’s Life

  • She grew up in Oregon. Her parents were both naturalists and explorers.
  • She has always had a deep connection with the natural. Her parents raised her to focus on understanding her connection with nature and look at life holistically.
  • The household she grew up with wasn’t focused on stability and maintaining the conventional systems of a family.
  • She took the waves that it brought internally. At a certain point in her life, that translated into a desire for healthier relationships.

Opening the Door to Holistic Health

  • To find the support she needs, she asks herself, “Where could I grow?” and “What would help me?”
  • Conventional medicine didn’t mirror the wisdom she knew from her upbringing. She spent ten years trying to get out of that.
  • She was “super successful in the technology world,” having worked at Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft.
  • But at 28, she was hospitalized. She started working with conventional doctors, but they didn't make any progress.
  • It was a chronic condition that had her taking prednisone every single day and a cortisol steroid dosage every month. And she knew that there had to be a different way.

The Lessons in our Lives

  • We all have those teachers in our lives, such as the losses and heartbreaks that stick with us and have a rapid transformational quality.
  • In the ten years Krista spent getting out of conventional medicine, she reached a resounding conclusion: you can’t found a company that will make the world a healthy place unless you know it's not healthy for everyone.
  • The holistic view of health, mind, body, and spirit is so much more than conventional medicine.

Expecting to Get Healthy Overnight

  • We were taught that when something is wrong, taking something will suppress that symptom.
  • Some pharmaceuticals treat acute symptoms but fail to address the root symptom.
  • They create this relationship with the body where you're telling yourself that you need to fix it instantly.

Krista’s Biggest Lesson

  • When something shows up, the symptom is a symptom. It’s not the thing; it’s the thing below these.
  • She looks at what's causing that symptom and what's going on in her life.
  • It comes with the recognition that you may be creating the stress with your habits and that you have to remove those.

The Power of Slowing Down

  • She was living in three places—Portland, Austin, and New York—and they sold her last company in Spain.
  • Along with this expansion, she had to take several international long-haul flights a year.
  • She took a one-way trip to the Galapagos Islands with the sole mission of slowing down.
  • Living in the Shimano community was the first time she spent her nights in the same place for 21 days in years.
  • Constantly moving is not our natural state as people. The moment she removed all that, she got better.

The Cosmic Wisdom of Life

  • If your body doesn’t get lit up by the idea of doing something, it’s not something that’s keeping you alive longer.
  • The body only has so much energy. Decision fatigue is real fatigue.
  • We have to remind ourselves of the cosmic wisdom of slowness and doing less.

Kenshō and Holistic Health

  • There are 500,000 holistic health providers in the country that's equal to the size of the conventional medical system. But navigating that can feel challenging.
  • They created Kenshō to help people find an answer and support them if they need it.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“It’s passive because we're young when that starts. We're taught when something's wrong, take something to suppress that symptom, and then you're done.”

“I remember him being like, ‘Just slow down and remember who the fuck you are.’”

“We do it because we have this hero complex that's been projected on us by society because someone somewhere told us that struggle makes us stronger.”

“You have to find that humor in the challenge but not absorb that challenge and think of it as like your muscle and life. Life should feel easy amidst the challenge.”

On being radically loved: “It comes from the inside. And it is like that nurturing and loving energy that's just my own.”

About Krista    

Krista Berlincourt is the CEO and co-founder of Kenshō Health, the first science-backed holistic health discovery platform, and provider network. Its mission is to create a healthier world by redefining what it means to be well. It blends modern science and machine learning with ancient wisdom to personalize health and wellness recommendations.

Get to know more about Kenshō Health by visiting their website and by following their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages! You can reach Krista on Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

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May 15, 2020

How to Boost Your Energy Without the Crash with Ethan Hirshberg

Energy is a resource we often take for granted. It pushes us through the next workout or to beat our work deadlines. Our energy levels are affected by everything around us, from our environment, our diets, and our lifestyle. You may be tempted to reach out for another cup of coffee or the typical sugary drink. However, these can lead to the inevitable crash that will set us back in the long term. Thus, we need something to provide us with energy minus the crash.

 

In this episode, Ethan Hirshberg talks about his mindset toward health and wellness and insights on the importance of energy in our daily lives. He shares how he developed his products, from apple cider drinks to energy shots, that aim to provide energy in a sustained manner. Ethan also discusses the lessons he learned from running his own business and gives advice on how to improve your lifestyle.

 

If you are curious about boosting your energy without the jittery feeling and tiredness after, then listen to the full episode!  

 

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  1. Discover a way to boost your energy sustainably without the crash.
  2. What is Ethan’s, and how does it stand out among other brands in the market?
  3. How does Ethan Hirshberg feel radically loved? Find out toward the end of the episode.

Resources

  • Ethan’s company website — use the code RADLOVE for 25% off on Ethan’s products
  • Pineapple Aloe energy shots
  • FREE meditation ebook! Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies at com!

Episode Highlights

Ethan’s Experience In The Industry

  • Ethan grew up in New Hampshire and was born on the Stonyfield Farm. His father is the co-founder of Stonyfield Farm.
  • He is familiar and involved with the natural foods industry ever since he was a child.
  • He was raised in an environment that fosters environmental awareness and organic foods, which translated to his efforts, such as eco-friendly packaging.
  • There is more demand in the industry now than ever before.

His Mindset Toward Health and Wellness

  • As a child, he was indoctrinated into organic food that even his friends didn’t want to eat because it wasn’t pleasant.
  • His mother is a three-time breast cancer survivor and advocates for a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet and mindset.
  • People are intimidated by healthy eating and the numerous fad diets that seem to contradict each other.
  • Eating healthy definitely creates a momentum of better choices, from your diet to your exercise.
  • We shouldn’t take “democratizing organic” for granted.

Marketing Versus Product Development In Health Products

  • It is easy to dress up anything as anything.
  • Anyone can slap health claims and words onto labels with a lot of freedom, and people accept it as the truth.
  • Consumers, especially younger ones, demand transparency and want to look beyond the labeling.
  • With food, there should be a lot of authenticity with the product.
  • Big companies buy out smaller companies that actually have something new and organic to bring to the table.

Lessons Learned in Business

  • You can only do one thing at a time and focus on that.
  • It is easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the path you're taking, so take small steps.
  • Make sure you’re coming from an authentic place and sample your product with friends and family.

The Importance of Exercise and Energy

  • Ethan feels more frantic if he doesn’t get to exercise.
  • It’s difficult to sit in front of a compute for several hours, especially if you don’t include a workout in the middle of the day.
  • Energy is your most valuable resource.
  • It’s less about the hours you spend and more about spending your hours well and productively.

 

Approaching Customer Feedback

  • Ethan draws his energy to work from customer feedback.
  • He gets more drive and motivation from knowing the difference he makes on people’s lives.

His Idea of Energy Shots

  • Most energy shots give you a jittery feeling that follows a crash.
  • Ethan’s energy shots provide a sustained amount of energy without the crash.
  • His approach in developing the products was a series of iterations and ensuring quality throughout the process
  • The caffeine sources in his energy products are expensive but organic, compared to synthetic powders in typical energy shots.

Tips for Improving Immunity, Energy, and Life

  • Immunity isn’t something you can simply turn on.
  • You have to maintain your health in the long term, and you can’t procrastinate.
  • Be sustainable and consistent with your diet and your lifestyle.
  • Take care of yourself even when things aren’t in the dire extreme.
  • It’s a special experience to create something, put it out in the world, and have a positive impact on others.

5 Powerful Quotes

“A lot of times, diet is the first place to start. Like, if you're eating better, it's going to be easier to start working out, you’re generally in a better mindset, you're sleeping better, all those things.”

 

“Around health and wellness, you really just create momentum, and that can be created through one simple decision.”

 

“The most important thing I've learned is that you can really only do one thing at a time.”

 

“People say that your most valuable resource is time, but it's actually energy. Think less in terms of your hours spent and more in terms of how you're most optimized.”

 

"If you can create something and put it out into the world and have it be real and then have things come back to you, that's a pretty special experience because you're interacting with the universe."

About the Guest

Ethan Hirshberg is the founder of Ethan’s, a company that produces energy shots and healthy beverages. He was born in the Stonyfield Farm and was raised in a household that places importance on eating organically and having a healthy lifestyle. Having food-conscious parents and an eco-friendly environment, Ethan was exposed to the industry early and developed his own product that provided sustained energy without the crash. He stays genuine in his mission to make a difference in people’s lives through organic and environmentally safe products.

 

You can learn more about Ethan’s energy shots and their benefits by visiting their website.

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May 8, 2020

Navigating Through Life and Setting Your Boundaries with Melissa Urban

Staying at home gives you all the time in the world to succumb to your anxiety and fears. Having these thoughts, as well as being socially-isolated, can have a significant impact on your mental health and overall well-being.

 

In this episode, Melissa Urban, a well-respected health and fitness expert and the CEO of Whole30, discusses the significance of having and consistently practicing a routine. She also talks about her journey to recovery and the impact of setting boundaries for yourself.

 

Make sure to tune in to the podcast to discover ways to help you relieve your anxiety and fear during this challenging time.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Learn the impact of routines and why you should have them.
  2. Discover the significance of setting boundaries and asking for help.
  3. How does Melissa Urban feel radically loved? Find out toward the end of the episode.

Resources

  • Whole30 books by Melissa Urban
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Episode Highlights

Melissa's Life During the Pandemic

  • Melissa and her family started self-quarantine around March 10, way before the state of Utah set up its recommendations and policies.
  • She has also been struggling with her mental health on and off because of social isolation.
  • She continues to hold on to her gratitude despite feeling grief and thinking things will not be as they once were.
  • Her quarantine life has become similar to her regular days because she has been consistently practicing her morning routine.

The Importance of Routines

  • Having a ritual or routine takes a long time and a massive amount of patience and commitment.
  • Routines need consistent practice to get the hang of it. These help you establish a deep level of grounding.
  • She practices two routines—her morning routine and pre-bed routine—allowing her to have flexibility in the middle of her day.
  • Maintaining these routines have helped her mental health.
  • Listen to the full episode to know more about Melissa’s routines!

The Purpose of Cold Showers

  • Many people have been telling her to try out cold therapy to be able to function and focus properly.
  • Cold showers help in boosting the immune system and gives you the energy to navigate through stressful situations.
  • Singing in the shower also helps in stimulating the vagus nerve, thus, reducing stress.
  • Listen to the podcast and discover more benefits of cold therapy!

The Impact of Having a Support System

  • During this challenging time, social media has become a great asset to connecting with other people, especially those who are far away from you.
  • Even though Melissa has recovered for about 20 years now, she still gets thoughts about her past addictive behaviors.
  • Speak about your anxiety and have someone accountable for your fears, thoughts, and behaviors.
  • Join us and learn how you can also develop a reliable support system.

Melissa's Biggest Challenge Amidst the Pandemic

  • Her biggest challenge is setting and holding boundaries with herself and the people around her.
  • Women tend to carry the bulk of household and educational responsibilities on their own. There tends to be a mentality forced upon us that we need to be able to do it all.
  • Have conversations about your boundaries and figure out how you can navigate through this time.

 

The Importance of Asking for Help

  • Asking for help is the purest form of self-care and gift to others.
  • It is easy to offer help, but when it comes to ourselves, we always think we are an exception to that rule.
  • Women easily get caught up in the martyr complex.
  • Take time to reassess what you feel and whether you want what you are doing at the moment.
  • Be more clear about what you say yes and no to, and do not automatically say no to people.

Maintaining Relationships and Communication During the Pandemic

  • Melissa and her partner have realized that they are a team, and they are in this together.
  • She emphasizes the significance of being deliberate with your communication.
  • Your partner is not a mind reader, so be specific about what you want.

Melissa's Big Vision This Year

  • She has no other vision at this point other than for her and her team to survive this challenging time.
  • Melissa also wants to prioritize personal growth and to work in her capacity.
  • She also hopes she could continue to become more discerning about what she says yes and no to.

How Does Melissa Feel Radically Loved?

  • Practicing meditation every morning gives her enough space and time to think about everything she is grateful for.
  • She also practices encouraging people and sharing love with the people around her.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“And I have discovered that as long as I have those two things (morning and pre-bed routines), the middle of my day can be a complete shit show. And I’m okay because I started the day on my terms, and I ended the day on my terms.”

 

“My cold shower in the morning is better than any cup of coffee, better than any antidepressant I was ever on. It’s like an instant mood and energy elevator for me.”

 

“It (routines and morning cold showers) gives me the capacity to handle stress in other areas of my life because it reinforces the idea that it’s not about what's happening to me. It is how I am choosing to respond to what's happening to me.”

 

“I think we have so many opportunities to accept help from people who we don't even have to ask—they're already offering. And I feel like accepting help is the freest and easiest form of self-care.”

 

On communicating with your partners: “If you don't ask for what you want—they're not mind readers—and if you don't get it, there's a really good chance that you're going to end up, you know, blowing up with everyone stuck at home.”

About Melissa

Melissa Urban is a six-time New York Times best-selling author and the co-founder and CEO of the Whole30 Program. Through Whole30, she has given over 150 health and nutrition seminars around the world. Melissa ranked #19 on Greatist's Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness in 2018.

 

Before becoming a well-respected health and fitness expert, Melissa struggled with drug addiction in her early college years. It was after going through rehab that she was able to begin a new chapter of her life. While working full-time at an insurance company, she became a certified sports nutritionist and published her first book, The Whole30, in 2015.

 

Curious about Melissa’s work and the Whole30 Program? Check out their website. You may reach out to her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 

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May 1, 2020

Changing Your Money Story For A Life of Abundance with Samantha Skelly

Having the right mindset is everything, especially when it comes to money and abundance. After all, we attract what we expect. It is essential to shift our minds and not live our lives perceiving money negatively. What is your money story? 

In today’s episode, Samantha Skelly will share valuable insights on how to change our money story. She will also talk about how that change can lead to a life of fullness and abundance. We also discuss how reaching our financial pinnacle enables us to create a meaningful impact and help other people.

Check out the episode highlights below. Be sure to subscribe and listen to this podcast for a detailed discussion!

 

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About Our Guest

Samantha Skelly is the founder and CEO of Hungry For Happiness. Their mission is to empower women who struggle with disordered eating and body image issues. Samantha also hosts The Hungry for Happiness Podcast and is the author of the book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman's Journey from Fighting Food to Finding Freedom. She is also a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and speaker.

Changing Your Mindset For A Life of Abundance

Initial Introduction to Money

  • Her parents split up when she was at a very young age.
  • She grew up seeing these two worlds around money. Her mother has a more fluid relationship with money. Her father, on the other hand, is the complete opposite.
  • She grew adopting her dad's fear-based thinking. Samantha felt like needs to protect her money, or else she's not going to be safe.
  • Since then, she had to rewire everything in her system and rewire herself for wealth consciousness. Her parents’ money story is not hers.

The Lack Mentality and Wealth Mindset

  • Money loves to circulate.
  • We tend to hoard money because our mindset is rooted in scarcity and not having enough.
  • When we are not certain with ourselves, we look at the external world to find something to make us feel safe.
  • It is rooted in the feeling that we lack something.
  • We've collectively decided that money keeps us safe, even though it doesn't at all.

Changing Your Mindset and Your Money Story

  • You can teach yourself that you are rich, and money comes to you with ease and abundance.
  • If our energy radiates "wanting," we are telling the universe that we lack something.
  • Instead, you have to ask yourself, "What would the richest version of me do right now?"

Bringing Value to the World

  • Your financial health is tied to your ability to expand your value to the world.
  • It allows you to feel good, safe, and comfortable to create content and communicate your message.
  • We need money to build, serve, transform lives, and raise the consciousness of the planet.
  • We need to have a clean relationship with money. If our relationship with money is fractured, we're not allowing money to work with us. Instead, we are fighting it.
  • Having money is about giving back and using it for the greater good.

Getting Rid of Conditional Self-Worth

  • We link our bank accounts, the money we have, to our self-worth, which is the biggest trap and illusion.
  • We are so worthy, regardless of what we have. Even if we lose everything tomorrow, we are still lovable and worthy.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

  • “I can teach myself, teach my body, that I am rich, I am wealthy, I am abundant, money comes to me with ease and abundance, and it flows in and out effortlessly. And I add value to the marketplace, and I get rewarded handsomely for that—and I woke up every single day, during this time, because I put my ass on the line.”
  • “Do not look at your current reality and your bank account for evidence on where you're going, because that'll screw you up all day long. I had to fundamentally pretend I didn't exist in my reality; I don't really like the term fake it 'til you make it,’ but it's like, ‘be it until you become it.’”
  • “When our relationship with money is so fractured, and we're like, "Money is the root of all evil,” and blah, blah, blah—we have all these associations—we're not allowing money to work with us. We're fighting it. Well, we can't do that and expect to have abundance. And it's not about being greedy, it's about giving back.”
  • “And I think that's where we get so caught up and why we're so forced into hustling for our worth is because we have that link of ‘my bank account is inherently tied to my self worth,’ which is the biggest trap and illusion of all time—we are so worthy, regardless.”
  • “I feel radically loved when I am committed to my joy. And in that process of me being committed to my joy, I feel like the universe just dotes on me and loves me to be like, ‘Thank you for honoring yourself, and thank you for bringing so much light to your system so that you can radiate it out.’”

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Resources

To know more about Samantha, you may reach her on her Twitter and Instagram. Visit her website to get your free breathwork audio and to know more about how to breathe out old scarcity patterns and welcome a life of abundance.

Please help us continue this podcast by subscribing on iTunes and write a review! Please share this episode with your friends, and don’t forget to send us messages on Instagram or Twitter. Thanks for listening!

 

Apr 25, 2020

The Power of Knowing You Are Enough with Panache Desai

It's so easy to compare our lives to others. We drown ourselves with aspirations of becoming somebody else because we feel we're not good enough. But have you ever tried to stop and appreciate the power and beauty that's inside you? Don't cut yourself short; you have come this far because of you. You have to be the first one to give the acceptance and love you deserve and need.

 

In today's episode, Panache Desai discusses with us the importance of knowing we're enough. He also explains how our minds have been conditioned to believe that we're continually lacking and how embracing our uniqueness liberates us. Panache will also talk about the COVID-19 crisis and how we can find peace of mind amidst these critical times.

 

If you want to start embracing yourself and understand why you have always been enough, then listen to the full episode!

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Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

 

  1. Learn the importance of knowing that you're enough and how it can change your perspective in life.
  2. Discover how conditioning molded our minds into thinking that we're lacking and why there is no such thing as “broken” people.
  3. How does Panache Desai feel radically loved? Find out at the end of the episode. 

Resources

  • Panache Desai’s website
  • Discovering Your Soul Signature by Panache Desai
  • You Are Enough by Panache Desai — We bought 10 copies of this book, and we're going to give them away! To win a copy, just tag the podcast on your Instagram story or on Instagram and also tag Panache and me.
  • FREE meditation ebook! Create a daily meditation ritual in just seven days! Download BUILD YOUR DAILY MEDITATION RITUAL and other freebies at com!

Episode Highlights

Panache's Thoughts on the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Panache has been staying vigilant with his family while undergoing self-isolation.
  • There are two realities present in today's situation. First is the reality of those who believe everything is going to be okay. Second is the reality of people who have been directly affected by the ongoing crisis.
  • The COVID-19 crisis is a time for a mass global awakening. Everyone must acknowledge and pay attention to it.
  • Something deeper is emerging during this time of uncertainty—our opportunity to reclaim the knowledge that we are enough and build our life on a platform of peace.

How Conditioning Led You to Believe That You're Not Enough

  • Your embodiment of safety, love, and fear stemmed from how your parents showed them to you.
  • Institutions can condition people's minds into believing they're not good enough.
  • Conditioning happens unconsciously. It moves you away from who you are, which is love.
  • When you change your energy, you can change your life. This shift happens at the level of emotion.
  • When you think you're not enough, it stops you from getting the life you deserve.

Why There Are No “Broken” People

  • People are not “broken.” Instead, they are conditioned to feel broken inside.
  • Those who feel broken inside compare their self-image to others and live their lives on the expectations of others. Various platforms like social media add to the pressure people give themselves.
  • Everything in nature is perfect and created by design. Your superpower is your uniqueness.
  • Embracing yourself opens up your potential and liberates you from pain, rejection, and judgments.

How Embracing You Are Enough Happens

  • Your hardships and circumstances prepare you for handling uncertainties in the future.
  • You have to recognize that you're enough. Everything you need when navigating your life in times of crisis is inside of you—realize that you're the solution.
  • Instead of reacting, respond to the situations unfolding in front of you.
  • Panache shared the tough circumstances he faced, which led him to becoming connected and at peace with himself. Listen to the full episode to hear his story.

What Panache Desires for Us During This Crisis

  • As you go through the crisis peacefully, you will pass through it gracefully.
  • While everyone is in self-quarantine, you have time to assess the state of your relationship with your loved ones.
  • While you have the time to be with yourself, assess what you value in life. Remember that as long as you're breathing, you are valuable.
  • A crisis is a great leveler of life; everyone is impacted equally. It's also an opportunity to go back to our natural state of being inside of us, which is peace.

Panache's Dream for His Children and His Advice for His 95-Year-Old Self

  • He wants his children to embrace themselves and receive love for who they are.
  • He would thank himself for going through all the hardships that made him stronger.

5 Powerful Quotes

“Who we really are is a luminous presence; who we really are is a unique divine expression.”

 

“We have to shift out of feeling like we're not enough into feeling like we are in order to live the life we deserve to have.”

 

“The more we conform, the more we suffer. Our superpower is our uniqueness.”

 

“The more we realize that we really are enough, the more we realize that our experiences have led us to this moment, to be able to navigate our way through this time, peacefully, and from a place of connection.”

 

“By virtue of the fact that you are here, and you are breathing—you have value. And that is more valuable than anything that you could ever generate or create within your lifetime.”

About Panache

Panache Desai is an international bestselling author and renowned spiritual leader. He had been a guest on Oprah Winfrey's Emmy-award winning series Super Soul Sunday. His message of self-acceptance has drawn people from around the globe to his seminars and workshops. Panache’s words empower people to liberate themselves from suffering, sadness, and self-limiting beliefs.

 

If you want to learn more about Panache's journey and advocacy, you can visit his website.

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Apr 25, 2020

Using Your Inner Wisdom to Deal with Uncertainty with Darrah Brustein

We now live in challenging times. Many of us are spiraling into anxiety as we are confronted by uncertainty. But we can turn these setbacks into opportunities if we tap our inner wisdom and intuition.

In today's episode, Darrah Brustein shares with us the importance of intuition not only in business but also in our daily decision-making. She also discusses the process of self-inquiry and how this can help us in overcoming limiting beliefs. Darrah shares empowering life lessons to confront uncertainties and doubts we may face as we journey towards self-realization and achieving our purpose.

If you want to know more about the importance of your intuition and inner wisdom in making decisions, tune in to this episode!

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Learn ways on how to do self-care amid the pandemic.
  2. Discover valuable insights about the role of intuition in decision-making and tapping into your inner wisdom.
  3. How does Darrah feel radically loved? Find out in this episode.

Resources

Episode Highlights

Practicing Self-Care Amid the Pandemic

  • She engages in relationships which can help her bring out the positivity and love.
  • During meditation, she sets up intentions of positivity for herself and the world around her.
  • Our vibrations affect other people. It is our responsibility to take care of ourselves first.
  • She keeps a journal and practices gratitude.
  • She is also into deepening her understanding of how to connect to her spirit guides.

Role of Intuition in Business Decisions

  • For Darrah, it plays a huge role. But she incorporates data and logic in decision-making.
  • We need to tap into our inner wisdom and inner body. Most of us are disconnected from our spirit guides, which causes us to miss the signals and information we need in making our decisions.

The Importance of Self-Inquiry

  • There is no harm in questioning decisions, narratives, ideas, and limiting
  • We need to question most things, if not everything. Start asking questions to get to the root of your truth.
  • This time of COVID-19 can be the start of a positive change and reset that we want for our lives.

Self-Inquiry for Overthinkers

  • You may ask for the guidance of a coach or the people around you.
  • Relationships are there in the first place to help you reflect. They may help you see your blind spots or the things that you take for granted.
  • Go back to the idea of giving and focus more on being of service to other people.

Darrah’s Biggest Life Lessons

  • First, you are good enough. If you aim to go to certain places or situations, believe that you belong there. You have a birthright; everyone has a purpose and meaning.
  • Use your doubts to your advantage. They can motivate and inspire you to move forward.
  • Second, you are your own savior. You need to move forward proactively. Always remind yourself that you are the savior you are looking for.

Darrah’s Definition of Freedom

  • Freedom is related to time. It is having the freedom to use her time and make her decisions.
  • Freedom is having control of how things are done to make sure that they align with the things she values.
  • Doing yoga and meditation and taking deep breaths can help with anxiety and stress.
  • Oversharing your life can lead to fear. You have to process your emotions first to avoid basing yourself on other people's opinions.
  • Go back to nature and connect to heal your fear.

The Power of Relationships and Networks

  • Nothing happens in this life without connection. It is essential to know how to build robust, value-centric relationships.
  • You need to realize the power of networks, especially in this crisis. Darrah's connections enabled her companies to survive. Thus, it helped her keep up with her obligations as an entrepreneur and employer.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“When we are disconnected from our instinct, we’re missing the signals.”

“Now I realized that my value, my worth are not based on these external trappings, and accolades, and job titles, and money because, for many of us, those things are going away.”

“Remind yourself you are good enough and that any of those doubts and things should actually be things that can motivate and inspire you to move forward.”

“You are your own savior.”

“Nothing happens in this life without connections.”

About Darrah    

Darrah Brustein is a social entrepreneur and coach.  She is the founder of Network Under 40, Network Over 40, and Equitable Payments. She is also a contributor for ForbesWomen and the author of Finance Whiz Kids, a financial literacy book for children.

If you want to connect with Darrah, you can visit her website at darrah.co.

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Apr 25, 2020

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Mar 27, 2020

How to Use the Power of Food for a Healthier Lifestyle with Dr. Rupy Aujla

Have you ever asked yourself what diet works for you? If you have, you're not alone.

Everyone wants a healthy lifestyle, but not everyone knows how to start. You can go to the gym every day or restrict your calories to lose weight, but it won't work if you don't start from the very foundation of it all: food. The nutrition, wellness, and the medicinal benefits you can get from eating and preparing a healthy and balanced meal are the beginnings of a thriving lifestyle.

In today's episode, Dr. Rupy Aujla discusses with us the power of food and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. He also shares with us his journey toward healthy living and how we can incorporate his learnings into our everyday lives.

This episode is for everyone who wants to start changing their lifestyle for the better!

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. You will learn the importance of preparing and eating good food in your health and wellness.
  2. Dr. Rupy also shares his advice on external medications and lifestyle habits you can do to start your health journey.
  3. Discover the medicinal effects of eating well and living a healthy lifestyle to your well-being.

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Episode Highlights

Dr. Rupy's Journey Toward Food Appreciation

  • Rupy grew up in a household with a general interest in eating well and trying different cuisines.
  • When he went to medical school, he started to appreciate, cook, and experiment around food, which led to him eating healthily.
  • He encourages the recognition of innate individuality, both from a mental and physical point, instead of a dietary persuasion.
  • When he was 24 years old, he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which further sparked his health journey. His mother encouraged him to try a different lifestyle, which helped him overcome his illness.

The Importance of Being Healthy Inside

  • You have to first focus on feeling good on the inside rather than looking good on the outside.
  • Your goal and focus on losing weight are crucial in starting your health journey.
  • Changing the way you eat and approaching a different lifestyle take time.

Dr. Rupy's Advice for People Starting Their Health Journey

  • Quick results are not sustainable. You would want stability in your health journey to stop the cycle of unhealthy practices.
  • His first book, The Doctor's Kitchen, is a “foodie’s journey” that talks about fascinating facts about nutritional science and plant-predominant diets.
  • His second book, The Doctor's Kitchen - Eat to Beat Illness, applies the principles from the first book to different parts of the body.

The Social Components to Our Health

  • Gratitude penetrates through every action of his life.
  • You can see the importance of social groups and physical connection through gratitude.
  • He talks about the psychogenic environment and how reliance on machines creates a lifestyle of isolation, which is not suitable for us as social beings.

The Beauty of Eating and Preparing Good Food

  • You create a connection with food in cooking ingredients with your own hands.
  • Mindful cooking acts like meditation.
  • In cooking, your physical senses are activated.
  • Prioritization enables you to prepare food on your own despite a busy schedule. If you start slow, you will build up the habit.

Advice on External Medications and Importance of Rest

  • Lack of sleep and rest can lead to unhealthy practices and diseases.
  • Getting much sleep and rest is something that Dr. Rupy is also working on himself. He started by quitting caffeine and improved his other sleeping habits.
  • Rupy encourages the use of external medications or supplements such as trying yoga instead of using melatonin.
  • Find a treatment approach that works best for you.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“My suggestion to everyone is to focus on wellness and actually feeling as good as you can in yourself rather than an archetype or way of looking.”

“It's not just about how you look; it's about how you feel internally.”

“We've evolved as human beings to be part of tribes. And, unfortunately, living further and more isolated lifestyles, it's eradicated gradually.”

“You'd gain more from the meal and the recipe by being more engaged in the cooking process and the eating process as well.”

“I think me having conjured up gratitude for everything around me in my environment has given me a deeper understanding of the oneness of everything.”

About Dr. Rupy

Dr. Rupy Aujla, MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, founded The Doctor's Kitchen, which aims to educate everyone about the medicinal benefits of eating well. He is a Sunday Times bestselling author of two books, The Doctor's Kitchen and Eat to Beat Illness.

Dr. Rupy is also the founding director of the non-profit organization Culinary Medicine, which aims to teach doctors and medical students the pillars of nutrition and the importance of cooking. He specializes in general practice and is a firm believer in the power of food and proper lifestyle changes to heal people.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Rupy's advocacies and journey, you can visit thedoctorskitchen.com.

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Mar 23, 2020

Yoga Nidra for Transformation

 

You know that glimmer of pure peace you experience in a yoga class? Maybe when you feel that true marriage of movement and breath? Maybe in savasana, when you feel blissful and more centered than any other part of your week? Where you truly feel that connection to an elemental part of yourself that you know is there, but is often buried under worries, stress and daily life? Yoga Nidra takes you on a journey to that place.

 

 

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Mar 23, 2020

The body scan alternates between a wide and narrow focus of attention, from focusing on your little toe all the way through the entire body. This allows us to fully integrate into our physical being, and what grounds us, and keeps us in the present moment. The body scan trains your mind to be able to move from detailed attention to a wider and more spacious awareness from one moment to the next.

 

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Mar 21, 2020

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Mar 21, 2020

Getting in the Flow of Your Infradian Rhythm with Alisa Vitti

As women, we continuously want to be the best version of ourselves. We are always into the new trends in diet, fitness, and wellness plans so that we can achieve our best at every stage of our lives.

More often than not, we get frustrated when we don’t achieve results in the time frame that we have set. And that’s okay. It’s not about us; it’s about how we have misperceived our biological make-up all this time.

In today's episode, Alisa Vitti shares with us women’s second cycle, the infradian cycle. She gives us valuable insight into how we can pattern our life after it to achieve the goals that we want for ourselves.

This episode is for every woman whose fitness goals are frustrated. Tune in to understand and embrace yourself for the better.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Find out how women are misinformed about how to do our diet and fitness plans.
  2. You will learn why women's brains are constantly changing and complex.
  3. How does Alisa feel radically loved?

Resources

Episode Highlights

On Her Book In the FLO

  • What prompted Alisa to write this book is to answer the question of why women are struggling so much.
  • The book aims to help women battle out hormonal issues and understand why things are the way they are.
  • Having the right information will help women navigate the struggles that they face.

Why Women Do Not Have the Right Information

  • Women are being left out of medical, fitness, and nutrition research. These are critical information that supports diet and fitness.
  • Diet trends are not universally beneficial, particularly for women in their reproductive years. Most of the studies on these diets are tested on men and postmenopausal women; therefore, the results only apply to their cohort.
  • For reproductive women, Intermittent fasting, keto diet, and high-intensity interval training worsen insulin sensitivity. They also increase brain fog, decrease metabolic speed, and shrink the ovaries.
  • Gender bias is still prevalent in the 21st century.

What Is Infradian Rhythm?

  • Women in their reproductive years have a second biological rhythm that men do not have. It is called the infradian rhythm.
  • This biological rhythm is active for women between puberty and menopause.
  • It governs six systems in the body, namely, the brain, metabolism, microbiome, immune system, stress response system, and reproductive system.
  • This answers the question of why women are stressed, overwhelmed, and prone to hormonal and autoimmune challenges at rates that men are not.
  • It happens because we are living, eating, and exercising in a way that fundamentally disrupts the infradian rhythm and, consequently, the body systems as well.
  • The symptoms that women experience are not separate but are connected to each other.

The Cycle Syncing Method

  • This method can help us organize what we eat, how we exercise, and how we move around what is optimal with our biology.
  • During the first half of your cycle, the follicular and ovulatory phases, your metabolism is slower. Thus, you only need to eat fewer calories.
  • In the other half, the luteal phase and the menstrual phase, you need 237 more calories per day. You have to eat slow-burning calories because your metabolism speeds up.
  • When your metabolism speeds up, you are at a higher risk for destabilized blood glucose levels and insulin patterns. Thus, you have to eat strategically.
  • If you adjust your caloric intake to match your infradian cycle, you will optimize your insulin, blood glucose levels, and weight without depriving yourself.

Fun Fact About Fitness

  • During the first half of your cycle, your cortisol levels are naturally lower. You can do high-intensity interval training and cardio. As a result, you’re going to build lean muscles and use your fat stores and optimize your metabolic function.
  • In the second half of your cycle, your resting cortisol levels are higher. Studies show that if you do high-intensity interval training, you are going to turn on fat storage and muscle wasting.

The Complexity of a Woman’s Brain

  • In a 1996 study, Dr. Catherine Woolley discovered that the female brain changes by 25% in a month or one infradian cycle.
  • Every month, you have different cognitive gifts that you can use to your advantage to do things more efficiently at different times of the month.
  • Women do not wake up the same way every day. Women have a more complex brain; thus, the way we operate is also complex.
  • You can find in the resources section of her book the four morning routines that you can follow based on the infradian rhythm.

Managing Your Time

  • In the sixth chapter of her book, you will find a time management system that incorporates both the circadian biological rhythm and the infradian biological rhythm.
  • This system can help women plan their days and the whole month to optimize their biological reality.

Doing Intermittent Fasting Right

  • You can do intermittent fasting once you are menopausal.
  • Until then, the only safe intermittent fasting for you is from dinner to breakfast at a 12-hour maximum window. Anything longer disrupts your body systems.

The Future of Wellness

  • Biohacking will be based on biological rhythms, especially for men and women.
  • The field of chronobiology is more focused on the circadian rhythm. Women need a lot more studies on the infradian rhythm.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“I'm just really frustrated by the fact that it's the 21st century, and we, as a female population, are basically still being given crumbs.”

“Women have been keeping the fitness and nutrition industries going for decades—our dedication, and our motivation, and our willingness to try and show up and be good students and try something new. It's not you. It's that stuff that is not designed for your biology.”

“Once you have the correct information, you can start doing the right things that yield the correct outcome or the desired outcome. This is biohacking.”

“You just need to embrace the fact that you have these dynamic patterns in the body, and you have to stop trying to force yourself to be static and do the same thing and stick with the same thing each and every day.”

“You are not being given the short end of the stick by nature. It’s quite the opposite. You have an extraordinary brain. You have an extraordinary metabolism. You have an extraordinary immune system.”

About Alisa

Alisa Vitti is known as the hormone whisperer. She is an expert on functional nutrition and women’s hormones. She is also the founder of FLO, a modern hormone healthcare company.

You can connect with Alisa on Instagram and Facebook or visit FLO’s website.

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Mar 13, 2020

Turning Your Fear into Power with Koya Webb

We all want to be brave enough to confront our fears, but we often find it difficult to succeed. We are scared of what the future holds. But at some point in our lives, we realize that holding onto our fears will only lead us to an unhappy and unproductive life.

When we face our fears, we open ourselves to new opportunities. We surprise ourselves with what we can do and what we can be. Confronting our fears can lead to social change that can benefit all of us. Change is always scary. Facing your fears is never easy, but it's worth it in the end. 

In today's episode, Koya Webb shares with us how we can turn our fears into our strength. She discusses how overcoming difficult conversations and confronting social injustices with love can result in social change. She also shares with us her journey towards self-love and the advantages of yoga and meditation.

If you want to change your life by embracing your fears, tune in to the episode! 

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. You will learn how to confront your fear and use it as a tool to overcome your struggles.
  2. Koya Webb gives advice on how to deal with difficult conversations that can lead to social change.
  3. How does Koya Webb feel radically loved? Find out toward the end of the episode.

Resources

Episode Highlights

Pivotal Moments in Koya's Life

  • As a child, she grew up full of fears. She was afraid of speaking up and embarrassing her family and herself to other people.
  • The hardships in her life led her to become more grateful. She feared that if she's not appreciative enough, the things she has will be taken away from her.
  • She found yoga and started her spiritual practice after a track and field injury. It enabled her to feel more connected and fulfilled in her life.
  • Removing her fears and recognizing her power and fierceness gave her the ability to step into who she truly is.

Experiencing Trauma Through the Normalization of Social Issues

  • Society sometimes tends to normalize issues so quickly that we don't even realize we're being traumatized by it.
  • Creating uncomfortable conversations leads to changes. We are all part of the change we want to see.
  • Through breathing exercises and meditation, Koya was able to understand her fears.
  • We have to breathe love into spaces and issues society has normalized or doesn't want to discuss.

Why People Are Scared to Talk About Complex Social Issues

  • People don't want their comfort challenged, so they tend to choose what is easy.
  • If something is not okay with someone, it's not okay for everyone.
  • We have to communicate with each other to heal and feel love through difficult conversations.
  • When something frustrates you, you are scratching the surface.

How Koya Uses Her Fierceness to Overcome Her Fear

  • When Koya got injured, she started doing yoga and figuring out what she would do next. She realized she wasn't loving and taking care of herself during those times.
  • People should realize that loving everyone and opening up conversations mean loving themselves and creating change.
  • Talking about social issues is uncomfortable, and it's okay. Growth and evolution are always messy.
  • Breathing exercises help her overcome discomfort and get through hardships in her life.

Koya's Motivation on Continuing Her Purpose

  • Koya reminds herself that life is a duality. You have to show up in your life because light comes after darkness.
  • Looking through nature gives you a sense of what it feels to be human.

On the Younger Generation’s Struggle with Anxiety and Stress

  • The use of technology created a lack of tangible connection and human touch, which adds to the younger generation's anxiety.
  • Anxiety is a compounded fear and affects mental health. Feeling fear is normal.
  • Doing yoga and meditation and taking deep breaths can help with anxiety and stress.
  • Oversharing your life can lead to fear. You have to process your emotions first to avoid basing yourself on other people's opinions.
  • Go back to nature and connect to heal some fear.

How Koya Fills Her Love Bank

  • When you're in a dark moment in your life, do the things you love to process your pain.
  • It's okay to talk about darkness. You don't have to fear challenges.

The Person Who Gave Koya a Solid Foundation

  • Koya's biggest inspiration is her mother.
  • Her mother always reminds her to ask herself if she's happy.
  • When you're living, you will experience emotions.
  • Our stories are what make us beautiful.

Koya's Definition of Freedom and Her Advice to Others

  • Freedom is being able to express yourself, to love and be loved freely without judgment and fear, and to receive love.
  • She reminds people that they are loved and necessary in this world.

5  Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“When you grow up in a space of fear, you are afraid of yourself.”

“Once I removed all those fears, all those barriers, and all those and lies, I was able to step into who I truly am.”

“People don't want their comfort challenged. People are comfortable with things like, ‘Oh, everything's okay, and it's fine.’ No, it's not. If it is not fine for someone, then it is not fine for everyone.”

“I can see at the end of the day, we all want to love and be loved. And there are people on both ends of the spectrum that are not happy and suffering. So let's talk about it.”

“There are people who have good intentions, and they just don't realize that they're not loving themselves by not loving everyone, by not listening, or not caring, or not opening up the conversation. But then once they realize it, there's an opportunity to change.”

About the Guest      

Koya Webb is an international yoga instructor, health coach, and author. After a track injury that put her promising career as an Olympic Gold Medalist on pause, she turned to guide others to happiness through physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness. She is devoted to helping others understand their fears and thrive with their unique gifts and talents. 

If you want to connect with Koya and join her community focused on self-love, you can visit koyawebb.com.

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Mar 6, 2020

Creating Your Own Reality and Tapping into the Divine Within with Christy Whitman

Many of us face obstacles every single day. There are times we can handle them confidently and there are times when we feel like giving up. But, it’s not the obstacles that limit us. Our reaction towards them can make or break our path to fulfillment. We have the innate power to move and change the course of our lives. We are meant not only to survive in life but also to thrive in it.

Joining us in this episode is law of attraction coach Christy Whitman. She shares how we can tap into our divine selves and how our thoughts and words can change our reality. She also shares some valuable insights on how we can thrive in any situation and how we can attain a life of abundance that has always been meant for us.  

Check out the episode highlights below if you want to start living the life you are meant to live. Be sure to subscribe and listen to this podcast!

About Our Guest

Christy Whitman is a transformational leader, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and New York Times bestselling author. She is also the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 12-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program. Christy’s work has been featured in several magazines, and she has appeared in The Morning Show and The Today Show.

How to Tap into the Divine Within You

Christy’s Journey

  • In her 20s, Christy had everything that she thought would make her happy, but she was still miserable inside. Thus, she began meditating.
  • She realized she was extremely judgmental and critical of herself. When she understood that she can shift her perspective, good things began to manifest.
  • One night, while meditating, she heard a voice that inspired her to write her book.
  • She started speaking in spiritual bookstores and churches to promote her book. That’s when people told her she could be a coach.

Our Divine Self

  • Our divine self is there for each one of us.
  • When we understand that we're more than just our physical body, that's when we can tap into the quantum field. It is where we can tap into the energy of what we want to experience in our lives.

Coming Out of the Lack Mentality

  • The love of money, not money itself, is the root of all evil.
  • Money, like everything else, is light and energy. However, there is no empowerment if you look at money as your source.
  • Money responds to the energy we give. If we say that money has power over us, we have a dysfunctional relationship with money.
  • The lack mentality comes from a victim consciousness where things happen to us. Instead, we need to move into that next level of consciousness where we exercise our free will.
  • We need to allow ourselves to understand that we can have what we want and we deserve it.
  • It's the belief that we are limited by our backgrounds that keeps us limited. Thus, we need to shift our perspective.
  • When your perspective comes from a place of empowerment, you're opening up your energy. You're coming from a place of choice, not a place of lack or limitation.

The Power of Words

  • Instead of looking at what's wrong and bad, look at what's right and good.
  • Everything is vibration, and we are energy towers. We are sending out signals every day through our thoughts, beliefs, and actions.
  • If we want fulfillment, we have to consider both our physicality and non-physicality.

Financial Wellness as Part of the Divine

  • Money is part of our spiritual journey because we need it to survive.
  • We are divinely designed not only to get by but also to have abundance in all aspects of our life. That includes our financial wellness.
  • Our mind is always looking for the next best thing. Nothing is ever enough. But when you appreciate something, no matter what it is, you're in alignment.
  • Everything of a higher vibration—passion, success, contentment—are energy first. And then the form follows the energy, not the other way around.

Freedom in Contrasting Experiences

  • We're always going to have contrasting, unwanted experiences.
  • When we give our attention to the contrast and let it affect us, we continue to create more contrasting experiences.
  • Focus on the options you have and the clarity you need to notice.
  • Shift your energy to connect with your divine self. Focus on what you want to feel, not what you don't want.
  • When in contrasting situations, practice your faith and commune with your divine self. There is no other solution.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

  • “You create your own reality.”
  • “When we allow ourselves to understand that we can have what we want and that we are deserving of it and it's our birthright and that we're divinely designed to have abundance in all aspects of our life and to have loving and supportive relationships and be able to have creative self-expression, whether it's a book or a painting or a piece of music or a business or a product or whatever it is that we're wanting to give our unique energy signature to, all of it is supposed to thrive. We're supposed to be enjoying our life here.”
  • “We are divinely designed to thrive, not to survive. We are divinely designed to be able to have abundance in all aspects of our lives and that includes financial. We are divinely designed to have health and well-being and vitality. It's not like the divine goes, ‘Oh, you could only have a little bit of health and well-being.’ No, it's the fullness, 100% full-tilt health and well-being, 100% full-tilt abundance in all aspects of our lives, success in all aspects of our lives.”
  • “If you find the reason, the real essence of why you want what you want, all of it, if you really dig deeper and continue to spiral into it, is because you want to feel the sense of fulfillment. You want to spill the sense of all the things that are of a higher vibration, like passion, like joy, like abundance, like freedom, like success, like contentment—all of these things.”
  • “My definition of freedom is knowing that you have a choice in how you will react, how you will respond, what your perspective is, what your thoughts are about it. It's being able to be in this world and be able to choose how you want to experience this world. That's freedom.”

Resources

To connect with Christy, you may reach her on her Twitter and Instagram. You may also visit her website to know more about her and her work.

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Feb 28, 2020

Finding Your Self-Worth to Be Relationship-Ready with Heidi Busche

Not many people find themselves in loving relationships. It takes a significant amount of responsibility, commitment, and self-awareness to make it work, and these things aren't easy to learn. Personal insecurities may get in the way, and oftentimes you may feel rejected by the person you love.

It's okay. No one gets it right immediately. You should remember, however, that facing your demons is the first step to be completely “ready” for fruitful relationships.

In today's episode, Heidi Busche shares with us the process of writing her book Relationship Ready: How I Stopped F*cking Randos And Started Cupcaking My Soul Mate. She discusses how she resolved her issues, how to know if your partner is emotionally available, and the importance of self-worth. This episode is for every woman who find themselves asking, “Why am I dating this person again?”

Three Value Bombs: Why You Should Listen to the Full Episode

  1. Cementing your self-worth is essential so that you will not lose yourself in your relationship.
  2. Being emotionally available means you're matured enough to talk about personal issues and work through them.
  3. Dating is a process of gathering information.

Resources

The Journey Toward Finding Your Self-Worth

On Her Book Relationship Ready

  • The book depicts the lowest points of her life in her relationships with men.
  • It also shows her process of identifying painful patterns that she used to repeatedly do.
  • After she finished the book, it transformed her perspective on men and relationships.
  • It allowed her to find a sustainable relationship with her husband right now.
  • The book is valuable, and other people who are struggling with relationships can relate to it. She wrote the book to share the knowledge and tools she acquired from her experiences in dating men.

On the Trend of Dating Apps

  • Dating apps make connecting with people more convenient, but we might struggle to honor our truths there.
  • The attention and excitement dating apps bring are addicting. Thus, they can make it harder for us to be our authentic self.

Is the Relationship Serving Your Highest Good?

  • Heidi found herself in a dark place in relationships that weren't serving her highest good.
  • In her first marriage, she found herself compromising her feelings, and she felt suffocated.
  • She was too scared to test the resilience of her marriage and stopped being honest with herself. She felt like drowning.
  • Society conditioned women to push down their feelings and not speak up. Due to this, women usually have a habit of second-guessing themselves in making decisions in a relationship.

Heidi's Learnings from Marrying Young

  • Heidi first married when she was 24. Now she believes no one should get married that young.
  • On the surface, her marriage looked pretty good. It had all the trappings of a great marriage.
  • Whenever she found herself unhappy in her first marriage, she rationalized her feelings and stopped honoring her truth.

On Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Family

  • Growing up, Heidi didn't have great relationship role models. Her family usually avoids talking about conflicts in their household.
  • Due to this, she had a problem expressing her emotions. In her first marriage, she would be scared to bring up an issue, fearing it would put an end to the relationship.
  • Maturity and getting the tools you need to advocate for yourself are important in figuring out what you want.

Heidi's Road To Recovery

  • Heidi has been sober for eight years now.
  • She has two alcoholic parents. Her mom overdosed on drugs and is now sober for 20 years. Her dad died due to alcoholism.
  • She recognized that she had to be sober first to get mental clarity and know what is right for her.
  • She recognized the importance of sobriety while writing the book because it requires self-awareness, willingness, and discipline.

Importance of Self-Worth in Dating

  • So much of what Heidi put up with was due to a lack of self-worth.
  • For a long time, she felt the need to compromise her wants when she's dating.
  • Living with her sorority sisters at the University of Pittsburgh brought out her physical insecurities. Because of her lack of self-worth, she had trouble being with them.
  • She pretended to be the “cool girl” willing to do and put up with anything instead of being true to herself.
  • Playing the cool girl made her feel even more disconnected from her feelings when she had no self-worth in the first place.

Heidi’s Biggest Lessons In Relationships

  • Heidi learned how to trust the resilience of a relationship. She learned how to come to the table, willingly going to her husband when something bothers her.
  • She learned the most about being in a relationship by being with someone who is emotionally available and willing to work on issues with her.
  • Outside her current marriage, one of the most interesting lessons she learned was taking a break from dating to work on her self-worth.
  • Working on her self-worth allowed her to recover from dating failures faster to find someone who is relationship-ready.

Recognizing Emotional Availability

  • Emotional availability comes with a level of maturity.
  • An emotionally available person can come to the table, have a conversation with you, discuss what's going on in his life, and work on it.
  • If you got divorced, Heidi believes it takes about a year to be emotionally available. The reason is that nobody who had a fantastic marriage with open communication would get divorced. You need time to work through it.

Women’s Obstacles in Finding Their Soulmate

  • The wrong partner gets in a woman’s way of finding her soulmate. You already know all you need to know about the person playing you.
  • Time is a valuable asset; don't waste it with the wrong person.
  • Think of dating as information gathering. Go out, assess your compatibility, go out again, and then reassess.
  • You can always change your mind as you gather information about your partner.
  • So many women know a guy is unavailable but still live in denial and invest more time in that man.
  • Women don’t need to give second chances to men who treat them badly.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

“I compromise a little bit of myself here and there in order to go with the flow and get in where I fit in. But eventually, towards the end of my marriage with him, I felt like I was suffocating.”

“I had all these rationalizations and all these ways to talk myself out of honoring my truth, which is that we weren’t a good match from the start.”

“I had to get sober first to get the mental clarity that was required for me to feel my feelings around what was good for me and in my relationships with men and what wasn't good for me.”

“That cool girl syndrome was so painful. It was like death by a thousand paper cuts.”

“One way to know if someone's emotionally unavailable is if they can come to the table and have a conversation with you about what's going on for them and they've done some work around it.”

About Our Guest

Heidi Busche is a speaker, author, and relationship expert. Her book, Relationship Ready: How I Stopped F*cking Randos And Started Cupcaking My Soul Mate, talks about her experiences in painful relationships, finding her self-worth, and being relationship-ready. She helps women recognize and change their painful patterns around men and relationships.

You can connect with Heidi on Instagram, Facebook, and her website.

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Feb 21, 2020

Sobriety and the Importance of Being Honest to Ourselves with Laura McKowen

We dislike it when people lie to us. But somehow we tend to lie to ourselves more. It's hard to tell how we genuinely feel due to the fear of being ridiculed, criticized, or vulnerable.

The thing is, lying doesn't help anyone, moreso to ourselves. All of us have different coping mechanisms for stressful events. Some people act like a chameleon to show people they're okay, although they're not. But some go through addicting habits to hide the pain. All of us go through hard times; for us to overcome it, we must first be honest with ourselves. 

In today's episode, Laura McKowen will share with us her journey toward sobriety and the importance of being truthful to ourselves. She will also talk about her book We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life and give advice to anyone who wants to start anew.

Check out the episode highlights below. Be sure to subscribe and listen to this podcast for a thorough discussion!

About Our Guest

Laura McKowen is a yoga teacher, speaker, and author of We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. She is the former host of the HOME Podcast and Spiritualish.

She mostly talks about addiction, sobriety, and saying yes to a bigger life. She had a long and successful career in public relations and advertising. After deciding to become sober in 2014, she is now a leading voice in recovery and personal development.  

Sobriety and Being True to Ourselves

Laura's Addiction and Journey to Sobriety

  • Laura grew up in Colorado with a family who treated drinking as normal behavior.
  • Drinking had become a part of her life in college and when she started working.
  • She gravitated to people who drank as much as she did.
  • She coped with her issues through drinking. It made her feel that everything is possible and made her forget about her distress.
  • She later realized that drinking alcohol is a short-term fix to her problems.

Addiction as a Way of Coping

  • Addiction is something anyone can relate to because all of us have coping mechanisms.
  • It tends to feel good because it takes away the feeling of discomfort. After a while, you start to feel disconnected. It brings you to the end of the spectrum.
  • Alcohol only works for a time.
  • Coping is our body's natural desire to seek comfort until it manifests unpleasantly.

Motivation for Writing We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

  • After her separation with her husband in 2012, her drinking habits worsened.
  • At her brother's wedding, she left her four-year-old daughter in a hotel room overnight unguarded. Her daughter found her family, fortunately.
  • She realized that even if her daughter was physically fine, it must've been hard for her emotionally. She then started to work on her sobriety.
  • She has always wanted to write, and it has helped her organize her thoughts.
  • Addiction is a more significant problem than alcoholism. You have to peel everything in your life to fully recover.

How We Are Dishonest with Ourselves Without Realizing It

  • While working on her sobriety, she discovered that she has been lying ever since she was young. She grew up in a dysfunctional family and had to learn to lie and play roles to hide her struggles.
  • When you lie to yourself, you're invalidating your experiences. You start mistrusting yourself.
  • She wanted everyone to like her, and it worked because people seemed to like the image she presented. Alcohol allows her to pretend even more.
  • It became vital to her to create one version of herself to maintain sobriety.
  • Women tend to be more dishonest with themselves because people-pleasing is perceived as a noble quality.
  • Dishonesty can lead to resentment with ourselves and feeling victimized in our relationships and life.
  • There's a distinction between being honest and becoming difficult.

Relationship with Social Media and Her Advice on How to Be Honest with Ourselves

  • It's fascinating how much we try to pretend to have a perfect life.
  • We must have a base level of awareness to be honest with ourselves.
  • Writing journals can help us find our truth.
  • Dishonesty is born out of adaptation. We're lying because we're afraid.

Laura’s Gift to the Readers of the Book

  • Laura wrote the book for herself initially.
  • She dedicates the book to mothers who struggled with addiction. She wants to remind them that it is a human experience.
  • A beautiful life is available to all of us.

Lessons Learned After Writing the Book

  • Used to leaving things early, she learned to become someone who stays with something for a long time.
  • The generation today wants to escape.
  • She believes in the human spirit and our capacity to triumph.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

  • “I kept drinking more to try to fix it. That's the thing. All these things that we do to cope, they do work, for a while. They're this short-term fix first. We find these little band-aids of things that work.”
  • “I just started talking about what was going on because I had the sense that there was this much bigger thing than just like, ‘Laura has an alcohol problem.’ We're all hiding. We're all numbing out. We're all lying about how we're doing.”
  • “You learn to leave yourself and to lie and not trust what you're experiencing. So I just carried that forward. I kept being that person because I wanted everyone to like me. I shapeshifted very easily.”
  • “I was people-pleasing. A lot of, I think, women especially do this and sort of think of it as this noble quality. And it's dishonesty, right? Because you're not presenting the truth of who you are, what you want, and then it creates resentment inside of you, and you feel like you're victimized by your relationships and by your life.”
  • “I also believe in the human spirit and the capacity to triumph in these amazing ways.”

Resources

To know more about Laura and her journey toward sobriety, you may visit her website and connect with her on Instagram.

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Feb 14, 2020

Living a Produced Life While Staying True to Yourself, with Carolina Groppa

Not only actors but also the people working behind the scenes bring a film or TV show to life. And one of the people behind the scenes is the producer. We know that a film or a show cannot exist without a producer, but do we know what exactly is it that they do?

In today's episode of Radically Loved, we're joined by a fantastic guest, Carolina Groppa. She is an Emmy-nominated film producer and the host of the Life With Caca podcast. She will talk about the reality of being a producer and her experience producing films. Also, she will share how yoga and meditation have helped her deal with the demands of her profession.

This episode is full of firsthand insights. Check out the episode highlights below and make sure to tune in to the full episode!

About Our Guest

Carolina Groppa is an Emmy-nominated film producer for her documentary, Autism in Love (2015). Her work also includes Miss Virginia (2019) and The Female Brain (2017). Aside from being a producer and an actress, she is also the host of the Life With Caca podcast. There, she holds intimate conversations with other producers about their experiences in the industry.

How Carolina Stays True to Herself

Life With Caca

  • Even among people in the industry, they don't know what the different types of producers do.
  • Life With Caca is a podcast space for producers, especially women in the field. Carolina invites colleagues to understand how they got there and what the lifestyle of a producer is like.
  • “Caca” is not just Carolina's nickname. In Portuguese, it means “something messy.” The podcast looks deeper into how producers go through both the wonderful and the messy parts of their lives.
  • The lifestyle conversation also tells stories of diversity and representation in the industry.

Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Most people in this field are very anxious people. They're good at problem-solving and thinking about problems that don't exist yet. It is an excellent skill to have in the job but not in personal life.
  • When she discovered yoga, she didn't fully understand it. A teacher broke it down for her and made her love the physical practice. Eventually, she learned that yoga starts off the mat.
  • Yoga helps her lean into a place of love instead of fear.
  • Be patient and kind to yourself when meditating. Set realistic boundaries.
  • Without mindfulness, we can get caught up in the motions of life. However, once you are a “woke” person, being absent from your body and the world is harder.
  • Living a balanced life means hitting your goals, big or small, one day at a time.

Becoming a Producer

  • Carolina is originally from Brazil. Her family moved to Florida when she was nine.
  • In her early teens, she discovered acting and auditioned for a conservatory in Los Angeles. However, that coincided with the writers’ strike, so she didn't get the traction that she wanted.
  • She started producing to create acting opportunities for herself.
  • She did everything from producing the show to marketing it and playing the lead; it was a huge success.
  • Your brain has to be wired for multitasking to be a producer.

Life of a Producer

  • Some producers take advantage of their colleagues, and that breeds a lot of misconceptions about the profession.
  • You will never know where your experiences will lead you. But if you put in the work, success will find you. And you will only connect the dots looking backwards.
  • You're never going to learn until you work on something.

Honesty and Authenticity

  • There is a disconnect between reality and what we see on social media.
  • Carolina started her podcast to break away from that mirage. The life of a producer is not glamorous every time.
  • The more you practice yoga, the more you can realign with the most authentic version of yourself. That, in turn, creates a ripple effect.
  • She feels authentic when she can make someone's day a little better or inspire and motivate people through her podcast.
  • Because of social media, we spend zero time grounding and going into our bodies.
  • Before she interviews her guests, she aligns with myself so that she can be connected with them. It allows her to have profound conversations with them, and they respond to that.

5 Powerful Quotes From This Episode

  • “There's a lot of actors and comedians and writers and directors with podcasts, and they're all fantastic. But nothing, no one is talking to the producers. And as a producer, I know how frustrating that can be to have something you work on so hard, get a ton of visibility, and then you rarely get to have a moment to share your story or your perspective on that experience.”
  • “I think with social media, oftentimes, we can just get a very myopic, one-dimensional view of what it takes to get to that one photo that you're seeing. And I've been using this metaphor, a lot, of a garden. It's like you're seeing someone's garden in full bloom, and you're not seeing the years of planting seeds, and weeds that you have to pull out, and things that you thought would grow and blossom that didn't, and the frustrations that come with that, and then what is it that makes people keep going.”
  • “Lately I've been thinking that this idea of a balanced life is not an overarching thing. It's a balanced day. Every day you have to decide, “Okay, today I want my day to be 60% work and 40% home life.” Or “80% I'm going to relax, and 20% I'm going to do the work.” And if you can hit those, whatever that is for you daily, that is living a balanced life one day at a time.”
  • “Frankly, you're never going to learn until you're just in it. And that's so much of this career path, which is why it's so well-suited for my personality of you just figure it out as you go along. And that isn't for everybody. Some people are terrified by that… It's always evolving. And in a way, it's terrifying. But it's exhilarating. And that's why I think because it can have these two very diametrically opposed extremes to yoga and the mindfulness is a thing that brings me back to try and find the middle of that pendulum. Otherwise, I spiral out of control.”
  • “I think [freedom is] having autonomy. There's the freedom that we can discuss of, like I live in a country where I can walk out of my house, and as a woman, I can go pretty much anywhere, and do anything, and wear anything, and say anything, and most of the time be okay. There's still precautions, of course, as a woman, you always have to take, but there's that freedom. And I think having that freedom gives you ammo to have autonomy and to feel empowered, go after the things that you want to do.”

Resources

To know more about what she does, visit her website, lifewithcaca.com. You may also reach her on social media, @carolinagroppa.

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Feb 7, 2020

On Love, Life, and Loss: The Legacy and Teachings of Michael Stone with Carina Stone

Life has value because it is fleeting and impermanent. In the limited time that we are given, we can touch the lives of other people and accomplish different milestones. Nonetheless, it is especially hard for us to accept the permanent and unreturnable loss of a loved one who has passed.

In today's episode, we're joined by Carina Stone, the wife of the late Michael Stone. She shares with us how life is like over the last two years since Michael's passing and the lessons she has learned in this journey. She also talks about the inspiration that has encouraged her to put out Michael's teachings out in the world today.

Check out these highlights and don't miss this episode about life and loss that will tug at your hearts.

About Our Guest

Carina Stone is the wife of the late Michael Stone, a prominent Buddhist teacher, yogi, author, and the host of the Awake in the World podcast. Michael was the founder and director of the Centre of Gravity Sangha, which is a community of yoga and Buddhist practitioners. Carina stewards his legacy as she speaks about his life and teachings.

On Love, Life, and Loss

Meeting Michael

  • Carina and Michael met in 2000 as a student and teacher and slowly fell in love. They became a couple in 2010.
  • She was preparing to leave the community because she couldn't face him, but he confessed that he also had feelings for her.
  • She had an awakening experience when she became a practitioner.

The World Comes to You

  • The book contains Michael's teachings compiled before his passing.
  • On the day he died, the last message he sent to the world was to his editor, Erin Robinsong, to thank her for the work she was doing on the book.
  • Its contents, including the placement of chapters, are honed to Michael's voice.
  • The point of the book is to be brief and potent.

Michael's Life and Passing

  • He had lived with bipolar disorder type one and was experiencing an increase in its effects over the last few years before he died.
  • He seemed to be doing well from the outside.
  • Michael craved natural alternatives, opium, in particular, to the meds that he was taking.
  • A few months before he passed, they were discussing how to downsize their lives.
  • A few weeks before his passing, something in him went quieter.
  • Before he passed away, he went to town to run errands and had access to a street drug. He was found unresponsive a few hours later.
  • Michael overdosed on 100% fentanyl.
  • He was kept on life support for three days to be an organ donor. He donated his lungs and two kidneys, saving three lives in the process.

Being Awake in the World

  • Forgetting, checking out, numbing, cocooning—they all serve an essential function.
  • "Vividness and being able to be in my body and the world at the same time."
  • As a bodyworker, for her, it is feeling that her body is not leaning away from her center.

Moving Through Grief

  • Carina mostly practices meditation and focuses on being a mom.
  • She comes back to where she feels centered.
  • She was ready when she met Michael in the hospital.

The Biggest Lessons

  • Michael taught him that there's nothing wrong with her.
  • The biggest lesson she taught him was sharing a home where he could always return.
  • Lesson from her children: Children are resilient and vulnerable. They can handle so much, and they are hopeful.

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

  • "In my process of losing Michael, every now and then, I had to let myself relax and check out. It was actually hard. There was such vividness after he died. Daily life was extremely vivid and awake moments and just all strung together into three in the morning. There needed to be a time for rest and for not being awake."
  • "I think practice sets you up for those moments. And maybe that's the whole point is you're ready for those, where you're ready differently. And so when I met Michael in the hospital, I could meet him there. I was ready to meet him there."
  • On the biggest lesson that Michael taught him: "But like, there's nothing wrong with me. Yeah. I think that I feel it more now since he died. I feel like I'm still learning that from him now since he died."
  • "And I felt love, like we were this unit. And now, I feel like I see through this process, like our heart just has such a huge capacity, and where we draw the lines around that are really interesting. But kids really don't. They can just be so open and resilient."
  • "I feel like life is a fabric. And the fabric is made of joy and love. And it moves around a lot, and various things move around a lot. I feel loved by the fabric."

Resources

To know more about the legacy that Michael Stone left, visit Michael Stone Teachings. You can also follow their Facebook page.

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Feb 7, 2020

How Yoga Can Help You Heal and Recover with Donny Starkins

We all feel the pressure of social expectations. Leading a life pleasing other people can lead to losing our identity and sense of self. Thus, it is important to make time for recovery and healing so that we can accept ourselves fully and extend the same love and compassion to others.

In today’s episode, yoga Instructor Donny Starkins shares how yoga helped him towards self-actualization and personal development. He also gives some insights and tools on how you can start on your journey to recovery and how yoga can bring healing to our body, mind, and soul.

About Our Guest

Donny Starkins is a yoga instructor and personal development coach. He is a former Division I baseball player, and pain and medication were constant in his life. In search of physical and spiritual relief, he embarked on his yoga journey in 2005. He now leads transformational classes with a focus on mindfulness.

Healing the Body and the Soul Through Yoga

Yoga for Self Development

  • During his athletic career, Donny underwent seven operations on his left knee. Because he was in constant pain, he became addicted to pain killers.
  • Yoga saved his life and healed his mind and soul.

Journey Toward Embracing Yoga

  • When Donny started teaching yoga, he feared people’s judgments.
  • He teaches some classes in upper-class areas in Phoenix and Scottsdale. He observed that though people live fancy lives on the outside, they are dying on the inside. So, he asked himself the question, “How dare I not teach the soul?”
  • Seane Corn’s Off The Mat, Into The World leadership training inspired him to pursue teaching yoga.
  • At the end of the five-day training, he created a monthly community yoga class called “Sunday Yoga Service.”

Going Beyond the Struggles

  • Donny goes to an all men’s meeting once a week for accountability and to be of service.
  • He also continues to share the message he learned from Seane Corn’s training.
  • Little by little, he let go of other people's opinions and learned not to give them power over him.
  • Now he is on a lifelong journey of personal development.

Being a Yoga Teacher

  • He started as a teacher who was stuck to his small self and believed that he needed to be perfect.
  • As a yoga teacher, he doesn't want to be put on the pedestal. He wants to be human and be one with his students and help them heal.
  • He realized his mission—to teach a message to the soul in a language that everybody can understand.

Who Is a Soulful Teacher?

  • A soulful teacher is vulnerable and full of humanity.
  • A soulful teacher channels something from the middle of the heart.

What Holds People Back?

  • What holds them back is their growth or transformation.
  • People fear what others think of them. They are caught in the limitations of the mind or the story that they're telling themselves.

Social Media as a Tool

  • He has a love–hate relationship with social media.
  • Although social media stresses him out, he uses it as leverage. He holds on to his mission to share the message of healing through yoga to as many people as possible.
  • You should be able to self-regulate on social media.

The World of Recovery and Helpful Tools

  • First is the tool of breath and meditation. The Muse meditation headband, which gives biofeedback of the brain's activity, is a great example.
  • The 90-day workbook in his coaching program is also useful for journaling.
  • You should have the ability to surrender. Go to any lengths to get sober and break free of your addiction.
  • You should have the HOW: honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness.

 

5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode

  • “The more I started to chip away at the things that were getting in the way of me showing up as the best, the most authentic version of myself, the more just all the other opinions of other people don't even matter anymore.”
  • “It's again that vulnerability and that humility that someone who you can tell is just channeling something. It's not scripted, and it's just right from the middle of the heart.”
  • “In [the] recovery world, there has to be a willingness—like if you are struggling with an addiction, whether it's a substance or its sex or shopping, whatever it is—the ability to surrender.”
  • “I use the equation ‘willingness equals freedom.’ If I am willing to go to any lengths, I can be as free as I want to be.”
  • “So we can only love as far as we're willing to love ourselves. And when we can do that and we can truly love us, our flawed works in progress that we are, we will then not have to look outside of ourselves to try to fill a void that we can't fill ourselves.”

Resources

To know more about yoga and check some upcoming events and retreats, you may visit Donny’s website.

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Jan 25, 2020

Building a Supportive Community for Women in Recovery with Taryn Strong

Recovery, whether from a physical, spiritual, emotional, or mental injury, is never easy. It requires a lot of internal work that can take a toll on our overall well-being. Because of this, the role our community and environment play in our recovery process is just as important as the efforts we put ourselves. A supportive circle can make all the difference in the world and can be our best hope as we go on this path of recovery.

In this episode of Radically Loved Radio, we have the incredible Taryn Strong as our guest to share her personal journey of healing and recovery. She also shares with us her experiences in using her platform to build a community for people who are in similar situations.

Check out the podcast highlights below. Be sure to subscribe and tune in for all the details!

About Our Guest

Taryn Strong is the co-founder of She Recovers, a yoga program that aims to incorporate yoga and meditation with recovery. She is a rising influencer for women who, like her, are recovering from multiple things. Taryn herself is proud of bouncing back from eating disorders, drug addiction, and even self-harming. Now, she dedicates most of her time to building a safe community for women in recovery.

The Path to Recovery and Enlightenment

The Cycle of Addiction and Recovery

  • Taryn recovered from multiple struggles such as self-harm, eating disorders, codependency, and even self-esteem issues. At 16, she suffered from substance use disorder as well.
  • Recovering from rock bottom is one of the most transformative moments of her life.
  • She had thought she’s done with recovery until she was reintroduced to her vices.
  • Her lowest point was when she wasn’t in alignment with herself and not living her truest self.
  • Some time in between, Taryn and her mom started the She Recovers yoga program while Taryn was still under the influence. It was only after fully acknowledging her unhealthy ways that Taryn finally started the journey to recovery.
  • Her mom is also recovering from workaholism, anxiety, depression, cancer, and domestic abuse.
  • Their different approaches to recovery are what helps them both.

Women in Recovery and Understanding Yourself

  • Everyone is recovering from something.
  • Not everyone suffers from the same thing. What matters is you are doing your best, and you are in a supportive community.
  • It’s essential to make the spiritual and emotional connection between your struggles and what you feel.
  • Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all process.
  • When you begin to understand yourself and your needs, that’s the time you can ask for the help and support you need.
  • One of She Recovers’ main guiding principles is that people need support to find the patchworks and pathways to recovery.

Making the Connection Between Yoga and Recovery

  • Taryn has been a dancer for most of her life, and she realized that movement is therapeutic for her.
  • When she finally listened to this connection, she explored and fell in love with yoga.

The Concept of Permission and What Recovery Path Works for You

  • Give yourself permission to know your modality. Surround yourself with supportive people who understand your mode of recovery.
  • There is no single template for recovery. We shouldn’t feel like there’s a “system,” and that if we aren’t part of it, then we aren’t recovering.
  • Unsupportive environments require you to be dogmatic and evangelical about their methods.
  • Listen to your voice and intuition.
  • People’s healing will be different, and their personal journey is a way of honoring themselves as well.
  • Women always have to ask permission to do things.
  • It gives off a feeling of guilt and a constant wanting to do something to resist.
  • For Taryn, her recovery wasn’t only from her substance abuse and eating disorders, among others. It was also recovery from patriarchy.

Building a Supportive Community for Recovery

  • Growing apart is normal for relationships.
  • Choose quantity over quality. Stick to people who you know will genuinely and strongly support you, no matter how few they may be.
  • Taryn’s broader community just came by organically. These are people who she hasn’t met yet in real life, but has supported her over the years.
  • There is a heart and soul connection, even when you have not personally met some people. You’ll know when every time you talk or interact with them, you just feel better.

Three Main Foundations of Building a Support Group

  • First, stay open-minded and open-hearted. Try not to get too fixated on one idea or one opportunity.
  • Second, believe that you are worthy of love, recovery, and healing.
  • Third, trust yourself.

5 Powerful Quotes from this Episode

  • “What I was losing was myself, and I was completely out of alignment with myself and not in integrity. And that was the worst imaginable feeling for me—not being in alignment and not living my truest self..” (Taryn)
  • “Everybody is recovering from something.” (Taryn)
  • “When we can get to a place where we understand who we are and what we need for ourselves, we can then be able to get to a place where we can ask for help and get the support that we need from the people that we need it [from].” (Rosie)
  • “I see it every day; when we give women support and permission to recover in their own way, they do recover, and it's different for everyone. I mean, all of our experiences are different, so it just makes sense that our healing journeys are going to be different as well.” (Taryn)
  • “When you start living your truth, whatever your truth is, or when you do start this path of healing, you just find each other.” (Taryn)

Resources

You can connect with Taryn through her Instagram. You may also reach out to She Recovers through their Facebook and Instagram. Meanwhile, you can find all the details about their upcoming events, retreats, workshops, yoga coaching programs, and podcasts on their website.

 

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