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Radically Loved® with Rosie Acosta

Hello Friends, I’m Rosie Acosta. I am a Meditation Teacher; Speaker and Author of You Are Radically Loved: A healing journey to self-love. I grew up in East Los Angeles during the 92 La Riots and it set me on a troubled path for many years. I didn’t grow up with mentors in my life, so I turned to reading as many books as I possibly could to learn about life’s purpose. In my journey as a First Gen-Mexican American, I found having these conversations gave me insight, support, and inspiration. So, I decided to create a place where I could share these conversations with my community. The Radically Loved Podcast was born! How do we create a radically loved life? Come have a sit with me so we can discover all things mindfulness, spirituality, self-love, and overall healthy living. Please be sure to share the episodes that you love and also leave us a review!
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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 31, 2017
  Having strong relationships is one of the predicators of wellness, happiness, and longevity. And our connections flourish when we take time to get to know ourselves, and others, better. Here are three ways to strengthen the relationships you have, and nourish the ones that might need some work: 1) Be kind Kindness is like a magnet. People like to be around others who are kind because they feel cared about and safe with them. The age-old Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would want them to do to you” still rings true today. It’s also reciprocal. When we practice being kind not only do we feel better, but we help others feel good, too. And this just increases opportunities for positive connections throughout our day, which, in turn, contributes to our own health and well-being. 2) Identify Nourishing (and Depleting) Relationships Take an inventory of your relationships to a get a sense for who’s nourishing you and who’s depleting you. See if you can spend more time with the nourishing people make stronger connections there. Try to spend a little less time with those who deplete you. This isn’t always possible, of course (ie: family members, coworkers, etc.), so in those cases, see if you can change your relationship a little bit by recognizing that those people may be dealing with some instability in their lives. Practice sending them some kind intentions reference Love + Kindness Meditation and see what comes up: “May they be happy, may they be healthy, may they feel safe, may they be balanced.” 3) Practice “Just like me” DNA research has revealed that regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race, humans are 99.9% the same.  As you go through your day and encounter someone who you think is different from you, silently say, “Just like me,” and see what you notice. You may just experience the awareness that each of us wants the same things: to feel cared for and understood, and to experience a sense of belonging.
May 28, 2017
Orly Wahba is the Author and Founder of Life Vest Inside helping people around the world incorporate kindness in their everyday lives. She’s an educator, entrepreneur, author, speaker and community activist passionate about inspiring and empowering people to be the best they can be.   Life Vest Inside is a non-profit founded to empower the masses to engage in acts of love and kindness. Life Vest Inside gained international acclaim when Orly’s award-winning film Kindness Boomerang went viral. Orly is the most inspiring, influential lightworker I’ve met in a long time.   I feel so privileged to have Orly on this podcast and share her love, light, and kindness with you. Orly graciously shared her ideas on living kindness, being kind to yourself, creating our ultimate legacy, and so much more goodness.   Radically Kind Orly   Leaving her middle school teaching job to start a kindness non-profit Making a promise to herself as a teenager that’s guided her life ever since Realizing that the more she gave, the more fulfilled she felt   Radically Inspired Clarity   When you understand your own value, you’ll be able to see the value in others. It’s easy to be kind to others, but you have to love yourself too. You can’t give it outward until you can inward. There are no superfluous people in the world. If you’re here, there’s something only you can do. Kindness is small shifts. Get inspired and make a small shift. Then, you can take ownership of kindness in your life.   Orly Wahba Answers…   How can we begin to overcome our fear of feeling like we don’t matter? What are you looking forward to in the coming months? How do you feel radically loved? Radically Loved Quotes   “It’s when we give to others that we get to see where our real value lies.”   “The common thread is kindness. Because of that we can actually rejoice because of our differences.”   “Inspiration is awesome, but if you don’t channel it properly, it will fade and you will lose it.”   “The stronger we become, the more likely we are to help someone else.”   A Little More About Our Guest Orly began her career in Kindness as a Middle School educator at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn, NY, teaching the children to embrace unity, build their self-esteem, and use the power they have to influence the world for good. Yearning to make a larger impact with her philanthropic work Orly founded Life Vest Inside in 2011, a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and educate people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. Orly has spoken at TED and has been featured on The Today Show, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg TV, Adweek, IBTimes, Parade Magazine and many more. Orly was recently appointed as the CEO of Kindness USA, whose goal is to increase kindness perception within the US from 25% to 80% by the year 2027. Learn more at  www.lifevestinside.com and find her book at www.kindnessboomerang.com
May 24, 2017
What to do in the heat of the moment , When passive aggression emerges in the middle of a conflict, here are seven steps to take. 1. Chill out. Attempting to begin a dialogue when one or both of you are in a very negative head space will cause the person who behaves passive-aggressively to shut down or to escalate the situation. Take a minute to chill out and calm down before approaching each other and the issue 2. Talk it out. Don’t try to guess or assume you know what your partner is feeling or thinking. Instead, ask your partner how he or she feels. 3. Brainstorm. The work of being in a successful relationship takes two people. As often as possible, come up with ideas for solutions to your issues together. Make your list of options as long and as wide-ranging as possible. 4. List pros and cons. Once you’ve finished brainstorming a list of possible solutions, talk through the pros and cons of each idea on the list. 5. Win-win. The best solution is the one where both of you win the most and lose the least. 6. Execute the plan. Take your win-win solution and execute it. It may take some time to see if it works. Make a plan in advance for when you’ll come back to evaluate. 7. Evaluate. Did your solution work? If not, try one of the other solutions on your list for another trial period.
May 21, 2017
Michael Catherwood is an American radio personality, best-known as Psycho Mike for his prior work at Kevin and Bean on KROQ-FM and his current job as the co-host of Loveline with Dr. Drew. Mike has been a dear friend of mine for over a decade.   I’ve always looked up to Mike and his dedication to working on himself and his career. I’m excited to have him as a guest to share with you his story and insights.   On this episode of Radically Loved, we talk about how Michael changed his life and career perspective, what it’s like in the entertainment industry, being honest, and what’s happening with the next generation.   Radically Evolved Michael   Being consumed in an addictive lifestyle as a musician Becoming a radio guy and finding a new high Coming up against obstacles in the entertainment industry   Radically Inspired Clarity   Opportunities will come knocking on your door, but you have to create a world where you’ll be able to hear the knocking. You have to divorce yourself from what society wants you to be and really study what makes you happy and what feels fulfilling.   Michael Catherwood Answers…   How did you go from a place of feeling stuck and hopeless to creating this amazing life? Why do we have a hard time being honest with ourselves? How important is it to do things that make us feel uncomfortable?   Radically Loved Quotes   “I could’ve been disappointed that I didn’t go on to write songs, but it was a matter of shifting my perspective on life.”   “My only goal was to not be a loser. I never had any concrete idea of being a success. It was a survival mechanism.”   “Instead of running away from the fire, you have to force yourself to run toward it.”   “Identify what brings you happiness and shoot for that.”   A Little More About Our Guest   In 2003, Michael started working behind the scenes with Los Angeles radio station, KROQ. He later successfully applied for a position on the Kevin & Bean Morning Show and began his career as Psycho Mike. In 2010, Michael became the co-host of Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky. Find Mike on Twitter or Instagram.
May 17, 2017
1. It’s your brain.  Bad Habits is simply what our brains do. They’re designed to create neural pathways that provide the best results. So, when a desire triggers a reaction that in turn satisfies that initial urge, the brain takes note. The next time that desire arises, the brain calls up the circuitry that got the job done before. When an urge is satisfied—whether for soothing, attention, or any other response—we experience a rush of dopamine, the neurochemical associated with feeling good. After a few blasts of dopamine, we start to crave more, which then drives us to indulge in the triggering behavior, be it eating fast food, checking your phone, or lighting up a cigarette. Voila! You have a habit.   2. Will, want, won’t Recognizing bad habits —the trigger, the impulse, the brain’s learned way to satisfy that need—is just part of the process of unwinding them. There also needs to be an intention to do things differently, tied to something that deeply matters to you.   3. Remember HALT When you get clear on your want—the deeply personal reason for wanting to make a habit change (hint: “I should” isn’t one of them)—then begins the work of strengthening your ability to choose differently (aka, willpower). But as anyone who has tried to diet or commit to exercise knows, saboteurs to our will abound. This is when psychologist Christopher Willard recommends employing the acronym HALT. Hungry, Angry/Anxious, Lonely, Tired   4. Try compassion - Research shows that when we criticize ourselves, it actually short-circuits the brainpower we need to unwind old habits and adopt new ones. Criticism (self or external) causes the same fight-or-flight impulse, limiting access to the higher functions of the brain, like being able to see the bigger picture, explains life coach and mindfulness instructor Carley Hauck. “Criticism makes us feel more anxious, more depressed, and more afraid of failure.” If you regularly tell yourself you “can’t” or that you’re not enough in some way, try using a more compassionate and understanding tone instead. Once we can be compassionate in our thinking, we can figure out the next best step to take toward the change we want.    5. See it, and believe it- Mindfulness helps build the ability to resist giving in to urges that foster unhealthy habits. Visualize the circumstances that typically trigger an urge. Notice what thoughts and feelings arise in the body. See if you can identify where you feel that urge physically, but don’t engage it. Instead, relax the body and tune in to your breathing, in and out.   
May 13, 2017
Danielle LaPorte is my absolute hero. She is the high priestess of entrepreneurship, consciousness, and self-empowerment. Her new book, White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping it Real On Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another, launches May 16, 2017 and I can honestly say that this book is literally what the world needs at this exact moment. It has changed my perspective on so many things and opened the door to discovering a new way of being.
May 10, 2017
1) Name it to tame it. Instead of denying that you’re afraid, look fear in the face. Give it a name. For me: Fear of not being or doing enough.   2) Comfort yourself. Start by exhaling deeply, which is the key to calming the nervous system.   3) Take a baby step. Break the behavior you are avoiding doing into an action step so small that it no longer feels worth resisting. I’m going to go meditate for three minutes. I know I have three minutes, and that doesn’t feel so scary, after all.    
May 10, 2017
Not only am I a fan of Andrea’s podcast, The Peaceful Power Podcast, but I’m also a big fan of her and what she’s doing in the world. Andrea Claassen is a certified personal trainer and 230 hour yoga instructor. She’s helped hundreds of women meet their fitness goals and find their favorite form of movement.   I met Andrea at Lori Harder’s bliss project and we really hit it off. I resonated with her and her story. Through her own experience with the birthing process, Andrea helps prepare women for having a baby and the post birth healing process.   Andrea shares her insights on becoming a mother, dealing with postpartum, and having a support system.   Radically Strong Andrea   Becoming a mom and gaining a completely new perspective Incorporating Ayurveda during pregnancy and postpartum Going undiagnosed with a tear for weeks after delivery Finding an identity evolution as a new mother   Radically Inspired Clarity   Knowing who can help you out is key as a new parent. Know and ask for help from your support system. Early lighter dinners give your body time to digest your food and make you feel healthier every day. Notice how eating later affects your body.   Andrea Claassen Answers…   How has your Ayurveda practice changed your life? What advice do you have for someone who fears losing freedom with a baby? What has been the biggest topic that yogis need to focus on?     Radically Loved Quotes   “You’re never going to become that same person that you were before because you have to take care of this person.”   “How can we make this as easy as possible and take some time for you?”   “Yoga class is my time to just be on my mat and be me.”   “I feel radically loved every day because I think God is all-encompassing.”   A Little More About Our Guest   Andrea Claassen is a certified personal trainer, 200 hour registered yoga teacher, and mindset shifter. Her mission is to help women learn to lift heavy, incorporate yoga, and find their favorite form of movement. She does this by teaching her Peaceful Power Practices centered around fitness, yoga & Ayurveda. Andrea believes training is so much more than working out it truly is about helping you evolve your identity. www.andreaclaassen.com/  
May 7, 2017
Preetha Ji Rou is the Co-Founder of One World Academy, a wisdom and meditation school for transforming your consciousness and the way you experience life internally and externally. Preetha and her husband, Krishnaji, help individuals live in a beautiful state and create a beautiful life.   The focus of our civilization has been external, but Preetha’s focus is on balancing this external focus on achievements with a beautiful internal state.   Our conversation touches on the separation of suffering, shifting consciousness, and our familiarity with suffering. Preetha introduces the idea of a beautiful internal state and how it can impact everything.   Radically Wise Preetha   Revolutionizing one’s consciousness to feel connected Understanding that thinking is habitual and old Shifting consciousness to change your state   Radically Inspired Clarity   Bring attention to your state. What is the exact emotion you are experiencing? If we spend a lot of time seeing suffering, we come to think it’s the only way to live life.   Preetha Ji Rou Answers…   Can we affect the breath, mind or consciousness individually? Do you ever encounter students who are stuck in the state of suffering? How do people who haven’t experienced connection experience a beautiful state? How can we feel more connected in our inner state now?     Radically Loved Quotes   “If you focus on your internal experience of life and bring a shift to it, your external life will be so much more beautiful.”   “We want to feel whole. All our effort is to bring about this wholeness.”   “Only in a beautiful state can you create what you want to create.”   “Bring attention to the state from which you live your life.”   A Little More About Our Guest   In 2009 Krishnaji and Preethaji started One World Academy, a Wisdom School for Enlightenment. It is based in a new tradition where the focus is on knowing oneself and discovering that we are connected to all that exists. Krishnaji and Preethaji are enlightened world teachers whose vision is to free individuals of all forms of unhappiness. Their teachings challenge every justification for living in sorrow and inner isolation. They push you beyond unconscious psychological conformity and educate you to set yourself free. www.oneworldacademy.com/ Below you will find the link to the incredible spiritual gift of The Great Soul Sync Practice.  Doing this practice will awaken you to a beautiful inner state of being and infuse your consciousness with the power to manifest your intentions. Please practice it every morning and share it with your loved ones if they need it too. The Great Soul Sync Intro - The Great Soul Sync Practice - The Great Soul Sync Instrumental          
May 1, 2017
Agapi is a powerhouse of energy. She’s an incredible author, teacher, and wellness teacher and I am so excited to have her as a guest! Her latest book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, has sage advice for people who are struggling with feelings of fear and unhappiness. She takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. Our amazing guest shares her thoughts on creativity, being enough, and experiencing emotion. She tells us about living with reverence, how we block our souls, and challenging our thoughts. Radically Wise Agapi Feeling tested by life and training as an actress Having her epiphany and finding her own path Experiencing a tsunami of love speaking from her power Radically Inspired Clarity Become ruthless about not giving up to the part of yourself that wants to take you down. We all feel like we aren’t enough. In the miracle of life we are enough and the rest we are in process. Agapi Stassinopoulos Answers… How important is it that we are surrounded by people supporting us? How can we begin to change our negative thought patterns? What is the common thread between your books? What advice do you have for those of us struggling with how the world is? Radically Loved Quotes “The process of becoming takes a lot of time, understanding, and compassion.” “When you are a person who wants to create, you can’t wait for anyone to give you permission to do that.” “Life is an interactive experience. You find you and then you interact with other human beings.” “The only way to wake up to your joy is to not numb yourself to your negative feelings.” A Little More About Our Guest Agapi Stassinopoulos is a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece. www.unbindingtheheart.com
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