English, Health / Medicine, 1 seasons, 415 episodes, 2 days 7 hours 29 minutes
Caffeine for the Soul with Michael Neill
English, Health / Medicine, 1 seasons, 415 episodes, 2 days 7 hours 29 minutes
Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of six books including Supercoach, Creating the Impossible, The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. His weekly radio show, Living from the Inside Out, has been a listener favorite on Hay House Radio for over a decade and his TEDx talks, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’and ‘Can a TEDx Talk Really Change the World?’ have been viewed by over a million people around the world. His weekly blog and podcast, Caffeine for the Soul, is now in its 19th year and going strong!
Effing the Ineffable
Wouldn't it be great if putting words to the music of life helped you to experience it more fully? Listen in as Michael shares multiple metaphors for spirit and its role in helping us come more fully alive!
04/12/2023 • 9 minutes 15 seconds
Transformative Coaching, part three of three - From the Equipment to the Adventure
Once you have a real feel for how amazing you actually are, it's time to take the equipment out into your life for a proper "field test". In the final part of this three part series, you'll get some practical tips on how to "unstick yourself" and spark your own sense of possibility in any area of your life.
27/11/2023 • 10 minutes 22 seconds
Transformative Coaching, part two of three - Understanding How the Mind Works
When you really understand how something works, you can work with it simpler, better, and more gracefully. Join Michael for part two of this three part series on how "getting it" the way we get a joke makes overcoming challenges and creating in the world both easier and way more fun!
20/11/2023 • 9 minutes 23 seconds
Transformative Coaching, part one of three - Igniting the Divine Spark
Would you like to come alive to the best you have inside you, and help others do the same? Listen in to the first of this three part series on what transformative coaching is all about.
13/11/2023 • 7 minutes
Want to enjoy your life more? Listen in this week as Michael shares a simple way to experience more presence in any moment!
06/11/2023 • 7 minutes 56 seconds
Putting the Horse Before the Cart
Do you have your own back? Join Michael for a fascinating exploration of what self-care really is and why it really matters!
30/10/2023 • 9 minutes 30 seconds
What if you could eat whatever you wanted whenever you wanted without having to worry about putting your health or waist size at risk? If you’ve ever struggled with food or knowing what to eat when, this week’s episode is a must!
23/10/2023 • 10 minutes 53 seconds
The Instant Consciousness Elevator
What if you could get more clarity and power in less than 30 seconds? Join Michael for a fast ride up the great glass elevator of consciousness!
16/10/2023 • 6 minutes 55 seconds
A Simple Trick to Improve any Relationship
Want to get on better with pretty much anybody in your life? Listen to this quick hit episode to get started!
09/10/2023 • 5 minutes 1 second
Fear is a Habit
Fear plays a major role in many people’s lives even if they’re unaware of feeling afraid. This week, Michael shares a user-friendly but powerful distinction that will help you to live fearlessly, regardless of your circumstances!
02/10/2023 • 9 minutes 49 seconds
Why You Don’t Do What You Don’t Do
If procrastination has been a problem in your life, today’s episode will provide you with a simple understanding of why we don’t do what we don’t do and how to begin!
25/09/2023 • 6 minutes 39 seconds
The Myth of Pressure and Performance
Is it really possible to be at your best when things matter the most? Listen in as Michael shows you how to access peak performance without pressure, fear, or stress!
18/09/2023 • 7 minutes 15 seconds
101 Things to Do
Do you ever feel like you’ve got 101 things to do and only enough time to take care of 12 of them? Join Michael for this exploration of the true cause of overwhelm and how to find a surprising amount of bandwidth to get sh*t done!
11/09/2023 • 7 minutes 18 seconds
Life is a Feeling
What if life isn’t a collection of events and experiences but something more immediate and ever present? Listen in to get a feel for the simple (and wonderful) feeling of being alive!
04/09/2023 • 6 minutes 16 seconds
Are You Enlightened?
The Scottish mystic Syd Banks said that every human being is already enlightened - they just don’t know it. Join Michael to explore what it might be like if that we’re actually true!
28/08/2023 • 8 minutes 20 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking about Ego
If you’ve ever thought of ego as a character flaw to overcome, this startlingly obvious understanding may change the way you see yourself forever!
21/08/2023 • 7 minutes 27 seconds
Money, Thought, and Common Sense
What if you’re only one thought away from a whole new experience of money? Listen in for an effortless way to change your behavior around money for good!
14/08/2023 • 9 minutes 52 seconds
Are you shy? Do you get self-conscious in the midst of your daily life? Join Michael for some quick tips on getting free from self-consciousness and living more in the expansive flow of life!
07/08/2023 • 8 minutes 10 seconds
Getting Back to Reality
Do your interrupt your own enjoyment of the moment to remind yourself of your “real life” responsibilities? Learn a simple distinction that can massively reduce the burden of unnecessary (and unhelpful) responsibility in your life!
31/07/2023 • 7 minutes 17 seconds
What if love wasn’t something to do or have but simply a quality of being? Listen in as Michael explores what it is to be love without limits!
24/07/2023 • 7 minutes 29 seconds
The Movie Theater of the Mind
What if you don’t have to control your thinking to experience freedom of mind? Join Michael for this exploration of the nature of thought and an end to suffering!
17/07/2023 • 8 minutes 45 seconds
The Simple Secret to Being Yourself
Have you ever been told to “just be yourself”? In this episode, Michael shares the hidden secret to being yourself and how it can change the game for the better in a heartbeat!
10/07/2023 • 7 minutes 31 seconds
How to Get Better at Stuff
In this week’s episode, Michael shares a simple understanding that will help you to get better at pretty much anything you want to get better at and points out the most common pitfall that’s likely to get in your way!
03/07/2023 • 9 minutes 17 seconds
On Purpose, Mission, and Vision
Are you living your life on purpose? Do you even know what that means? Join Michael in a fun exploration of how traditional ideas like purpose, mission, and vision can emerge from the inside-out!
26/06/2023 • 10 minutes 9 seconds
The Perfection of Life
If you‘ve ever wondered who you really are (and why it matters), let Michael guide you into an eye-opening eyes open experience of being the perfection of life in action!
19/06/2023 • 7 minutes 38 seconds
How to Figure Out Pretty Much Anything
If you’ve ever wondered what the scientific method has to do with being in flow (and we’re guessing you haven’t :-), in this week’s episode Michael points to the difference between finding solutions and trying to work things out in your head!
12/06/2023 • 7 minutes 9 seconds
From Guidance to Guided
Can you really trust your real-time responsive guidance system? Let Michael show you why even the best advice isn’t a patch on your own “fresh from the oven” wisdom!
05/06/2023 • 9 minutes 1 second
A Simple Paradox
Join Michael for this week’s exploration of why giving up on self-improvement may make more of a positive difference than any of the things you try to do to improve your life!
29/05/2023 • 6 minutes 57 seconds
What Do You Want for You?
In this week’s episode, Michael shares two questions that will help you to align with your deepest desires and create a life that makes you go “wow!”, even if nobody else ever notices!
22/05/2023 • 7 minutes 55 seconds
Weight Loss for the Mind
Remember the old pictures of Atlas carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders? Join Michael for this surprisingly liberating exploration of how to lighten up your thinking and your life!
15/05/2023 • 9 minutes 23 seconds
How Many Bars?
Learning how to thrive, in many ways, is as simple as beginning to notice the extent to which you are already thriving from moment to moment. In this episode, Michael shares a simple way to check-in with yourself and take time to thrive!
08/05/2023 • 7 minutes 57 seconds
Ironman and the Human Potential
What if an evil hypnotist convinced all the superheroes on earth that they were ordinary mortals? That's the premise behind this episode's lighthearted deep dive into the heart of the human potential!
01/05/2023 • 7 minutes 1 second
One of the implications of the inside-out understanding is that 100% of our experience comes from Thought and none of it comes from circumstances, other people, or the past. Join Michael to see how embracing the "100/0" nature of personal experience takes us from victims to owners in our lives.
24/04/2023 • 10 minutes 36 seconds
A Pre-Flight Checklist for Your Day
Let Michael take you through a simple yet valuable "pre-flight checklist" for your day. This episode is a great one to play (or replay) anytime you want to check-in and make sure you're getting the most out of yourself for whatever's on your schedule for the day!
17/04/2023 • 8 minutes 14 seconds
The Mind, The Brain, and Chat GPT
Is artificial intelligence going to replace human beings, or is it going to help us go deeper into our true potential? In this episode, Michael explores the similarities and differences between the mind, the brain, and the new AI program, Chat GPT!
10/04/2023 • 7 minutes 18 seconds
The Buddha reportedly said "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." Listen in as Michael shares ideas and examples for being kinder to yourself and doing better in the world.
03/04/2023 • 5 minutes 58 seconds
Where Your Income Really Comes From
Does your income come from a job? From your customers? From your clients? Or does it come from something before your job, customers, or clients even exist? Join Michael for this quick hit exploration of the real source of income and how we can create more of it, regardless of what we do.
27/03/2023 • 9 minutes 22 seconds
The Ultimate Resource
Have you ever wondered what the most valuable tool in your toolkit as a human being is? Listen in as Michael shares a number of resources and picks the one he's found to give us the "biggest bang for our buck"!
20/03/2023 • 6 minutes 2 seconds
Saving Face vs. Saving Your Life
Listen in as Michael shares what a near-death experience has to do with overcoming embarassment, giving up stress, and finding more ease and grace in your life!
13/03/2023 • 8 minutes 39 seconds
The Anthropomorphization of Humans
Want to find out what people are *really* like and maybe even fall in love again for the first time? Join Michael for a mind-bending insight into the difference between looking in a mirror and looking out the window!
06/03/2023 • 7 minutes 11 seconds
Shaking Up the Snowglobe
If you'd like to experience more clarity, insight, and creative disruption in your world, listen in as Michael shares some new twists on a classic metaphor.
27/02/2023 • 8 minutes 34 seconds
The Fountain of Eternal Youth
Want to see the world with fresh eyes? Let Michael guide you through an exploration of how you can bring "newborn consciousness" into your daily life.
20/02/2023 • 10 minutes 14 seconds
How to Have a Sensational Life
Join Michael to learn how a simple experiment in deeper feeling can become an energizing and more peaceful way to live!
13/02/2023 • 10 minutes 35 seconds
The Currency of Joy
Have you ever felt the need to choose between spirituality and making money? Check out this episode to see how money can lift up both the giver and receiver in every exchange!
06/02/2023 • 8 minutes 23 seconds
The Holy Church of Noticing
If you'd like to heighten your discernment and experience more "effortless change" in your life, come join Michael for a tour of what Robert and Holly Holden call "The Holy Church of Noticing".
30/01/2023 • 8 minutes 20 seconds
Batman vs. Superman
Do you exhaust yourself trying to be "superhuman" in order to make your way in the world? Listen in as Michael explains how tapping into your natural superpowers can make life easier and more fun than ever before!
23/01/2023 • 7 minutes 45 seconds
The Gift of Fear
Is fear really a gift, or is that just a new age idea? In this episode, Michael shares his own journey to unwrapping and opening up to the true gift of fear!
19/12/2022 • 9 minutes 9 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Sin
What if "sin" has nothing to do with morality or rule breaking? Listen in to learn about how an ancient Greek definition of "sin" can transform the way you live your life!
12/12/2022 • 8 minutes 44 seconds
How long do you need to wait to forgive yourself and others? In this episode, Michael shows how there's no downside to forgiving "before you're ready" and just how easy it can be to do!
05/12/2022 • 8 minutes 48 seconds
The Only Thing That's Wrong With You
Have you ever heard the expression "there is nothing wrong with you"? Let Michael explain the only thing that's actually wrong with you and why that's way less of a problem than you might think!
28/11/2022 • 10 minutes 11 seconds
Loving Your Life
Does it feel safe to love your life, exactly as it is right now? This week's episode shows why the "danger" of growing complacent, tempting fate, or breeding jealousy are vastly overestimated and just how much they cost us over time!
21/11/2022 • 7 minutes 12 seconds
Ignoring What Isn't
Most of us have heard about "loving what is", but what are we meant to do about "what isn't"? Listen in to find out why ignoring it might just be the most responsible thing you can do!
14/11/2022 • 10 minutes 22 seconds
What if Things Can Just Go "Poof"?
Would you be open to a miracle happening as a result of listening to this podcast? No matter how unlikely you think that would be, this episode will increase your sense of hope and possibility for a nicer life!
07/11/2022 • 9 minutes 14 seconds
If you've ever wondered how to find and follow your own perfect path through life, this week's episode will point the way!
31/10/2022 • 8 minutes 30 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Struggle, part three
Today's podcast is the final part of three episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about struggle.
17/10/2022 • 6 minutes 54 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Struggle, part two
Today's podcast is part two of three episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about struggle.
10/10/2022 • 5 minutes 25 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Struggle, part one
Today's podcast is part one of three episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about struggle.
03/10/2022 • 6 minutes 56 seconds
Re-release: A Whole New Way of Thinking About Thriving
In this week's episode Michael shares a whole new way of thinking about thriving and it starts with finding the place inside of ourself that is already thriving.
26/09/2022 • 6 minutes 32 seconds
A Mental Vacation
In this week's episode, Michael invites you to take the day off from your thinking and see what happens. (Spoiler alert: It probably won't be what you think!)
19/09/2022 • 6 minutes 3 seconds
Depression without Chemistry
This week, Michael shares surprising new research into the root cause of depression and how a foreword written by Dr. Candace Pert more than a decade ago suggests that consciousness itself may be the key to a happier, more productive life.
12/09/2022 • 10 minutes 32 seconds
The USB Stick of Memory
Ever feel like you're carrying the weight of your past thinking with you into every new experience? Today's episode will show you how to honor your personal history without it ever dragging you down.
05/09/2022 • 7 minutes 14 seconds
A Simple Secret to Effortless Change
Want a foolproof way to get a new perspective on any aspect of your life? Listen in as Michael shares a simple strategy for opening yourself up to insight!
29/08/2022 • 10 minutes 50 seconds
This week, Michael shares a quote from the enlightened Scottish welder Syd Banks and how it points to the freedom available to us all.
22/08/2022 • 10 minutes 22 seconds
Schizophrenia, Lollipops, and Business Success
Join Michael for this lighthearted look at how understanding how all human beings work can make a positive difference to anyone, no matter how complicated or difficult their current circumstances appear to be
15/08/2022 • 10 minutes 4 seconds
The Goldfish Principle
Listen in as Michael shares an alternative description for what is often called "the upper limits problem" and suggests a much simpler way of expanding your world.
08/08/2022 • 7 minutes 21 seconds
Sending Your Brain on Holiday
Need a break? Listen in as Michael shares how it's often enough to just send your brain on holiday, even if you need to keep showing up to your life!
01/08/2022 • 10 minutes 24 seconds
Why Seeing More Makes Things Worse
Do you ever feel like you're worse off than you were before you started on your spiritual path? Join Michael for this simple explanation of why seeing more sometimes makes things seem worse - and why it's actually a sign that they've begun to change for the better!
25/07/2022 • 9 minutes 21 seconds
Are You Judgemental?
Are you judgemental? Let Michael guide you to a fresh understanding of the nature of judgement and why you might not be as judgemental as you think!
18/07/2022 • 8 minutes 16 seconds
A Thought Believed
What if the source of any struggle we have in life is simply a thought believed? Join Michael for this exploration of why our circumstances have less to do with our experience than we think!
11/07/2022 • 8 minutes 6 seconds
The Moving Finger
What if everything that happened was preordained and personal choice and free will were just an illusion? In this week's episode, Michael explores the difference between being a victim and being an active participant in the dream of life!
04/07/2022 • 6 minutes 23 seconds
On Being a Catalyst
Ever wonder what it takes to spark change in yourself, a loved one, a colleague, a team, or a company? Listen in as Michael shares metaphors and stories on being an "impact catalyst" in your world.
27/06/2022 • 7 minutes 10 seconds
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this exploration of how spirituality has more to do with the feeling we live in than what we do (or don't do) with our lives.
20/06/2022 • 9 minutes 9 seconds
Join Michael for this exploration of what makes a principle a principle and more importantly, why recognizing and understanding principles can change your life for the better!
13/06/2022 • 10 minutes 32 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Uncertainty, part two
Today's podcast is the final part of two episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about uncertainty
06/06/2022 • 10 minutes 4 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Uncertainty, part one
Today's podcast is part one of two episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about uncertainty
30/05/2022 • 10 minutes 12 seconds
On Being Yourself
If you've ever wondered what the heck it means to "be yourself", join Michael for an exploration of the three levels of meaning hidden in that simple admonition.
23/05/2022 • 9 minutes 9 seconds
The Only Thing You Need to Know
Listen in as Michael shares his newest iteration of the essence of transformation and a whole new way of being in the world.
16/05/2022 • 7 minutes 46 seconds
If you'd like to be unstoppable in any area of your life, Michael's two-step formula will show you how simple it can be to become an unstoppable force in the world.
09/05/2022 • 8 minutes 40 seconds
How to Forgive
Need to forgive someone? Maybe even someone who looks and sounds remarkably like you? Listen in as Michael shares some simple secrets to forgiveness.
02/05/2022 • 8 minutes 33 seconds
You Already Know What To Do
In this week's episode we explore just how often we already know exactly what to do
25/04/2022 • 6 minutes 23 seconds
Putting the Kids to Bed
This week Michael shares a simple metaphor for meditation and how you can experience more of your innate peace, clarity, and wellbeing.
18/04/2022 • 6 minutes 23 seconds
The Solution to Drama
Join Michael to learn why resolving circumstances rarely solves the dramas we experience in our daily lives.
11/04/2022 • 9 minutes 17 seconds
The Outside-In Misunderstanding
Michael discusses how Will Smith's actions at the Oscars and the ensuing debate online illustrate society's fundamental misunderstanding of how the mind actually works.
04/04/2022 • 9 minutes 57 seconds
Coping vs. Thriving
In this week's podcast I share the simple mistake I keep making.
28/03/2022 • 9 minutes 45 seconds
How to Treat Others
21/03/2022 • 6 minutes 23 seconds
You Can't Fake Being God
14/03/2022 • 6 minutes 46 seconds
07/03/2022 • 8 minutes 27 seconds
The Slightly Jaded Seeker
28/02/2022 • 6 minutes 46 seconds
Screw the But
21/02/2022 • 6 minutes 28 seconds
Why You Don't Need Better Thinking
In this week's episode I share why we don't need better thinking
14/02/2022 • 8 minutes 33 seconds
Patience and Humor
In this week’s episode I talk about patience and humor.
07/02/2022 • 7 minutes 34 seconds
From Coping to Thriving
CW: This episode contains reference to suicide/self-harm. In this week’s podcast I talk about the transition from coping to thriving in life.
31/01/2022 • 10 minutes 26 seconds
A Short Memory and a Slow Heartbeat
In this week’s episode I look at the key to high performance in pretty much anything.
24/01/2022 • 7 minutes 32 seconds
How to Be Great
In this week’s episode I look at how you actually become great at something, and how none of us are broken.
17/01/2022 • 8 minutes 22 seconds
Small Fires and Loose Threads
In this week's episode I look at how I view the game of life.
10/01/2022 • 7 minutes 2 seconds
It this week's episode I look at the differences between stoicism, psychological boogeymen, and imperturbability.
03/01/2022 • 7 minutes 21 seconds
A Piece of Advice from Syd Banks' Wife
In this week's episode I look at a piece of advice from Syd Banks' wife.
27/12/2021 • 9 minutes 50 seconds
How To Not Think About Stuff
In this week's episode I share two things I know that help me not think about stuff.
20/12/2021 • 11 minutes 53 seconds
The Isness Is What Is
In this week's episode I explore "isness".
13/12/2021 • 7 minutes 23 seconds
Do You Really Need to Think About It?
In this week's episode I take a look at whether or not "thinking about something" is really helpful.
06/12/2021 • 7 minutes 55 seconds
On Separate Realities
In this week's episode I explore the idea of separate realities.
29/11/2021 • 8 minutes 32 seconds
There's Nothing Wrong With You
In this episode I want to share my experience of truly seeing that there really is nothing wrong us, that we are all sitting in the middle of mental and just don't know it.
22/11/2021 • 9 minutes 37 seconds
On this week's podcast I explore effortless being
15/11/2021 • 8 minutes 41 seconds
Some Thoughts from Syd Banks on Mental Health
In this episode I share some thoughts on mental health from Syd Banks
08/11/2021 • 7 minutes 37 seconds
Living a Guided Life
An exploration of living a guided life
01/11/2021 • 8 minutes 27 seconds
A new skill to try bringing into high-conflict situations.
25/10/2021 • 7 minutes 12 seconds
An Exploration of Compassion
An exploration of compassion and forgiveness.
18/10/2021 • 10 minutes 18 seconds
The Red Telephone
A metaphor for our 24/7 access to the deeper intelligence that runs through all life.
11/10/2021 • 5 minutes 46 seconds
The Purple Crayon
A recall to the classic childhood story of “Harold and the Purple Crayon”, and how it applies to us in the world as grown ups.
04/10/2021 • 6 minutes 27 seconds
A Both/And Approach to Life
An exploration of how we can both perceive the world as it really is, and recognize that our feelings have nothing to do with that world, and how this can create a deeper, richer experience of life.
27/09/2021 • 8 minutes 13 seconds
Reading Your Mind
A look at why some of our best ideas come to us in the shower, and how we can spend more time in this space.
20/09/2021 • 6 minutes 14 seconds
The Opposite of Anger
In this episode I reflect on a conversation I had with one of my mentors, Mavis Karn, about the opposite of anger.
13/09/2021 • 12 minutes 35 seconds
A Different Way Of Thinking About Learning
A reflection on a different way of thinking about learning.
06/09/2021 • 8 minutes 3 seconds
100% Of The Time
In this episode I talk about the difference between a principle and a belief, and where the Inside-Out understanding stands in relation to the two.
30/08/2021 • 9 minutes 41 seconds
The Three Principles
A look at my journey with the understanding that’s at the heart of all these podcasts.
23/08/2021 • 11 minutes 19 seconds
The Thing About Regret
Once you realize regret is just a thought, then the idea of living without regrets takes on a different meaning.
16/08/2021 • 6 minutes 20 seconds
The Choice to Feel
A look at how choosing to feel all of your emotions to the fullest isn’t an obstacle to high-performance, and that it can actually enhance your experience of being alive.
09/08/2021 • 8 minutes 16 seconds
Stillness, Flow, and Chaos
A metaphor for describing who we really are.
02/08/2021 • 5 minutes 32 seconds
A look at my journey with the understanding that’s at the heart of all these podcasts.
26/07/2021 • 8 minutes 4 seconds
An Experimental Approach to Life
The inspiring story of Buckminster Fuller, and an idea to experiment with to live your life in the best way possible.
19/07/2021 • 7 minutes 59 seconds
A Metaphor for Spirituality and Religion
A conversation I recently had about the connection between spirituality and religion.
13/07/2021 • 6 minutes 24 seconds
Re-release: Making a Profit vs. Profiteering
In this podcast I share how a deeper understanding of the nature of fear allows you to live fearlessly regardless of what you happen to be feeling in any given moment.
06/07/2021 • 5 minutes 5 seconds
A New Measure of Success
What’s your definition of success? Here’s one that may not have occurred to you to experiment with.
28/06/2021 • 8 minutes 1 second
Urgency Is Fear
A look at what urgency really is, how it can harm our well-being, and how to get out of it (even if you have a lot on your plate).
21/06/2021 • 7 minutes 45 seconds
The Easiest Way To Change Your Life For The Better
A look at the difference between "thought spotting" and "thought recognition", and how the latter can change your life for the better.
14/06/2021 • 6 minutes 55 seconds
Re-Release: Morning Happiness
This week's episode is a re-release from some of our most popular episodes. Are you happier when you think happy thoughts or before you start thinking at all?
07/06/2021 • 6 minutes 46 seconds
What's Not Your Job Right Now?
In today’s episode I talk about how much of our mental space is often taken up by thinking about what we have to do in the future, and how helpful the question, “what’s not your job right now?” can really be.
31/05/2021 • 7 minutes 57 seconds
State of Mind and Performance
In today’s episode I talk about the relationship between state of mind and performance, and if it's really as essential as we think it is.
24/05/2021 • 9 minutes 14 seconds
Would You Sign That Contract?
A look at the unconscious contracts we sign that we think are responsible for our well-being, and how we can get out of the habit of making them.
17/05/2021 • 8 minutes 40 seconds
This episode takes a look at “thought detox” - the process of coming down from our habitual high levels of thinking, and how it leads to settling down into our natural state of mental health and wellness.
10/05/2021 • 8 minutes 48 seconds
In today’s episode I look at the phrase “Enough Already”, but in a different way than you might expect.
03/05/2021 • 5 minutes 50 seconds
The Expert On You
In this week’s episode I look at how the only person who can ever truly be an expert on you is you, and how realizing that can help you thrive more of the time.
26/04/2021 • 10 minutes 21 seconds
The Platinum Rule
This week’s episode of the Caffeine for the Soul podcast talks about “The Platinum Rule” - which is to do unto yourself as you would have others do unto you.
19/04/2021 • 9 minutes 7 seconds
In this week’s episode I talk about the idea of “delightful detachment” in opposition to “spiritual avoidance” and how we can use it to live fuller, happier lives.
12/04/2021 • 7 minutes 19 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Suffering
This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul explores a whole new way of thinking about suffering.
05/04/2021 • 9 minutes 28 seconds
The Real You
In this week’s episode I look at the question, “when’s the last time you felt the way you wish you felt all the time?” as a gauge for how often you find yourself feeling like the real you, and how to spend more time there.
29/03/2021 • 12 minutes 14 seconds
In this week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul, I share my journey towards gratitude, and how I have shifted from seeing it as a burdensome expectation to seeing it as the most beautiful space we have within us to experience life from.
22/03/2021 • 9 minutes 21 seconds
This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul talks about “waking up” to who we really are.
15/03/2021 • 8 minutes 38 seconds
Pulling On Threads
This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul talks about the art of “pulling on threads”, and how we can get better at getting down to the truth of what’s really going on when people are suffering.
08/03/2021 • 9 minutes 12 seconds
The Only Thing We Have to Fear
This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul takes a look at fear, and the idea that you don’t have to be afraid, but it’s totally ok if you are.
01/03/2021 • 12 minutes
What Are You An Expert At?
A look at where expertise comes from, and how we can cultivate more of it where we want it.
22/02/2021 • 6 minutes 49 seconds
This week’s episode of the Caffeine for the Soul podcast talks about “quiet listening” - what it is, how to do it, and how it can enhance your life. Click the ‘podcast’ link in my bio to listen to the episode!
15/02/2021 • 7 minutes 53 seconds
The Opposite of Clarity
This week’s episode looks at the value of proceeding with clarity versus drama.
08/02/2021 • 8 minutes 46 seconds
The 4 Horsemen of the Mental Apocalypse
This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul talks about a metaphor referred to as "The 4 Horsemen of the Mental Apocalypse", (stress, pressure, discouragement and fear) and what we can do about them.
01/02/2021 • 8 minutes 26 seconds
The Magic of Simplicity
This week's episode is a look at how the solutions to our problems are almost always much simpler than they may seem.
25/01/2021 • 9 minutes 23 seconds
Re-Release: Falling in Love with Life
This week's Caffeine for the Soul is a re-release from one of my older episodes. It's an exploration of how we can truly fall in love with life.
18/01/2021 • 7 minutes 48 seconds
Re-Release: The Best Magic Trick in the World
An exploration of the best magic trick in the world.
12/01/2021 • 8 minutes 54 seconds
Re-Release: What Should I Do?
This week's Caffeine for the Soul is a re-release from one of my older episodes. It is a look at the problem with thinking we "should" be doing anything.
04/01/2021 • 6 minutes 41 seconds
Re-Release: Who Would You Be Without Your Story?
This week’s Caffeine for the Soul is a re-release from one of my older episodes. It is based on one of my favorite questions from the spiritual teacher Byron Katie - who would you be without your story?
29/12/2020 • 8 minutes 10 seconds
Dwelling In Possibility
What it means to dwell in possibility, and how it can change our lives for the better.
21/12/2020 • 6 minutes 31 seconds
In Praise of Intolerance
How what we decide to tolerate/not tolerate in our lives can make them better.
14/12/2020 • 10 minutes 14 seconds
The Only Thing You Need to Know
The only thing you need to know to change your life forever.
07/12/2020 • 6 minutes 10 seconds
An exploration of self-care, and how it ties into caring for others.
30/11/2020 • 11 minutes 12 seconds
What Not To Do To Have A Wonderful Life
A look at what NOT to do to have a wonderful life.
23/11/2020 • 7 minutes 4 seconds
A look at where we really come from, and where we are now.
16/11/2020 • 10 minutes 11 seconds
Do We Have Free Will?
Exploring the question of free will in relation to the inside-out understanding.
09/11/2020 • 10 minutes 27 seconds
Loving the Illusion
A look at the illusory nature of the mind, and whether or not we should spend our lives trying to escape it.
02/11/2020 • 8 minutes 18 seconds
Two Ways Of Using The Mind
A look at who we think we are, and how two ways of using the mind can affect that.
26/10/2020 • 7 minutes 48 seconds
A look at unhelpful habitual thinking, and what we can do to suffer from it less.
19/10/2020 • 8 minutes 10 seconds
The Unenlightened Butterfly
A metaphor for enlightenment.
12/10/2020 • 6 minutes 15 seconds
Controlling the Weather
A metaphor for the problem with how most of us try to work with our minds, and a suggestion of a more helpful method.
05/10/2020 • 7 minutes 4 seconds
The Paradoxical Cause of Struggle
An exploration of two common reasons we struggle.
28/09/2020 • 7 minutes 43 seconds
How to Have More Insights
Some helpful metaphors for living more insightfully.
21/09/2020 • 8 minutes 16 seconds
Living The Dream
How understanding the nature of dreams can help us in our everyday lives.
14/09/2020 • 7 minutes 50 seconds
Underneath the Noise
A metaphor for insightful thinking.
07/09/2020 • 5 minutes 2 seconds
Re-Release: Slamming Your Hand in the Car Door of Life
This week’s podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. In “Slamming Your Hand in the Car Door of Life”, I discuss why movies can’t be powerful, people can’t be inspiring, and thoughts can never (yes, never) be triggered by circumstances.
31/08/2020 • 7 minutes 22 seconds
Re-Release: Six Words That Changed My Life
This week's podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. “Six Words That Changed My Life” is the story of one of my biggest wake up calls since I began in this conversation. It was the first time that I really saw just how made up my personal reality is, and by proxy how much more possibility there is for the future than I'd ever thought possible.
24/08/2020 • 7 minutes 47 seconds
Re-Release: Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)
This week's podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. In “Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)” I explore how much more space we have in our minds when we stop filling it up with analysis and judgement of our own thinking.
17/08/2020 • 9 minutes 12 seconds
Re-Release: What Inside-Out Really Means
For the next few Caffeine for the Soul episodes, we will be choosing from some of our top listener favorites from over the years. Today’s is called, “What Inside-Out Really Means”, where I do my best to go beyond the “exam answer” that we’re living in the feeling of our thinking to the heart of how reality is actually created.
10/08/2020 • 9 minutes 48 seconds
How To Be More Of Who You Already Are: Part 2
Part-two of a two-part episode. A deeper look into how we can get to our true identity.
03/08/2020 • 7 minutes 57 seconds
How To Be More Of Who You Already Are: Part 1
Part-one of a two-part episode. A look at the the “horse crap” metaphor - how we spend so much time covering the wonder of who we really are with conditioning and stories, and how to dig up that true core.
27/07/2020 • 7 minutes 59 seconds
Glimpses of Our True Nature
A few stories from my life that point to our true nature.
19/07/2020 • 9 minutes 55 seconds
A guide to the best feedback mechanism we have for discerning our current state of well-being.
13/07/2020 • 8 minutes 54 seconds
A look at the Syd Banks quote: “The most selfless thing you can do, is to be selfish about prioritizing your own peace of mind”, and what implications that has in our everyday lives.
07/07/2020 • 8 minutes 41 seconds
The Bit in the Middle
Why we find "the bit in the middle" (the part that's not now, and not the long term) so worrisome, and an invitation to rest in today instead.
29/06/2020 • 10 minutes 5 seconds
The Magic Bullet and the Magic Formula
What I’ve found to be the ultimate answer to all of our questions, and the ultimate formula for getting there.
22/06/2020 • 9 minutes 57 seconds
Some Metaphors for Moods
Some metaphors for our different states of mind to help us better understand them.
15/06/2020 • 9 minutes 56 seconds
Ready, Fire, Aim!
Why the notion, "ready, fire, aim!" is often more helpful than "ready, aim, fire!" when it comes to creating.
08/06/2020 • 8 minutes 28 seconds
The Magic Carpet
How coming to terms with how little control you have over where you’re going can help you in all aspects of work, life, and play.
01/06/2020 • 9 minutes 3 seconds
Why It Makes Sense To Be Unhappy
We can find a millions “reasonable reasons” as to why being unhappy with the state of the world makes sense, but is it a useful catalyst for change?
25/05/2020 • 9 minutes 57 seconds
Double Your Results with Half the Effort and None of the Stress
Some simple insights that can lead to a more desirable ratio of effort to reward in your work life.
18/05/2020 • 9 minutes 45 seconds
Love and Understanding
A look at the two different parts of the Inside-Out conversation.
11/05/2020 • 9 minutes 25 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Trauma
04/05/2020 • 10 minutes 2 seconds
A Simple Metaphor for Pressure and Performance
Why putting pressure on yourself is like choking a water hose, and what you can do to improve your performance.
27/04/2020 • 7 minutes 51 seconds
Making a Profit vs. Profiteering
A business episode to help you tell the difference between if you’re genuinely trying to help people with your business, or if you’re operating from a darker place of fear and greed.
20/04/2020 • 5 minutes 5 seconds
The Power of Hope, Part Five
Part 5 of a 5-part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. The beginners guide to sharing the Three Principles, and an invitation to live with hope.
17/04/2020 • 8 minutes 56 seconds
The Power of Hope, Part 4
Part 4 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. We’re all living in separate realities - what does that mean for our relationships and disagreements with others?
16/04/2020 • 5 minutes 4 seconds
The Power of Hope, Part Three
Part 3 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. On arguing for your limitations: “You’re gonna have to find a way to shut the hell up in your mind…and listen for something new, something you don’t already think and something you don’t already know. If you do, I promise you you’ll hear something that will change this for you”
15/04/2020 • 8 minutes 32 seconds
The Power of Hope, Part Two
Part 2 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. 3 steps to awakening hope, and some more insight on making your and others’ dreams come true.
14/04/2020 • 9 minutes 31 seconds
The Power of Hope, Part One
Part 1 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. One of my favorite metaphors for how we can make the biggest difference in the world.
13/04/2020 • 4 minutes 6 seconds
Should I Be Afraid?
This episode looks at the question so many of us have caught ourselves asking during the recent weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic - should we be afraid?
06/04/2020 • 6 minutes 56 seconds
Keeping It Real
30/03/2020 • 7 minutes 9 seconds
The Space Before Thought
This episode talks about what's at the heart of the inside-out understanding that can really make a difference - both in our lives and in the world.
23/03/2020 • 9 minutes 30 seconds
The Original Point
This episode talks about the original point of all the spiritual teachings we talk about today, and how to find it when we've strayed away from it.
16/03/2020 • 9 minutes 37 seconds
The Nav System and the Homing Mechanism
A look at two tools we have inside of us and how they can help to guide us home in any given moment.
09/03/2020 • 9 minutes 35 seconds
Heartfelt Vs. Bullsh#t
02/03/2020 • 6 minutes 29 seconds
What If The Zone Was Portable
Is the zone something we can only access randomly, or is it present, all of the time?
24/02/2020 • 6 minutes 56 seconds
A Whole New Way of Thinking About Thriving
Finding the place inside of ourself that is already thriving.
17/02/2020 • 6 minutes 32 seconds
How to Have a Nicer Life
Two things you can do to have a nicer experience of everyday life
10/02/2020 • 7 minutes 37 seconds
Understanding the relationship between money, happiness, and business success
03/02/2020 • 10 minutes 3 seconds
In today's podcast I share some thoughts I had recently about a change in my career and whether or not it is true that I would make a terrible spy!
27/01/2020 • 8 minutes 56 seconds
The Five Hashtags of Innate Genius, part two
Part two of a two part exploration of the creative genius at the heart of who and what we really are.
20/01/2020 • 7 minutes 18 seconds
The Five Hashtags Of Innate Genius Part One
Part one of a two part exploration of the creative genius at the heart of who and what we really are.
13/01/2020 • 10 minutes 31 seconds
How to have conversations that transform lives and a piece of advice from the Scottish mystic Syd Banks
06/01/2020 • 6 minutes 9 seconds
Are you happier when you think happy thoughts or before you start thinking at all?
30/12/2019 • 6 minutes 46 seconds
The Only Moment
To mark the passing of the spiritual teacher Ram Dass, here's an exploration of the true meaning of the word 'Now' and how we can go deeper into the only moment there is.
23/12/2019 • 5 minutes 46 seconds
Talking with an Alien About Money
In the podcast I dramatize an imaginary conversation between me and a visitor from another planet to highlight what money's good for, what it isn't good for, and where security and insecurity really come from.
15/12/2019 • 8 minutes 14 seconds
As Best You Can
This week’s podcast is an exploration of how we handle the challenges in our work and lives and what we can do to thrive more of the time.
09/12/2019 • 6 minutes 1 second
The Chair Analogy
In this week’s podcast I share one of my favorite metaphors for the nature of mind and how we are always supported whether we notice it or not.
01/12/2019 • 7 minutes 31 seconds
When You Know That You're an A**
This week's podcast is a PG13 rated exploration of one of my favorite Syd Banks quotes that points to the intersection of our personal psychology and impersonal spiritual nature. It's kind of a fun one if you like that sort of thing... :-)
17/11/2019 • 7 minutes 49 seconds
Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)
in this week's podcast, , I explore how much more space we have in our minds when we stop filling it up with analysis and judgement of our own thinking.
10/11/2019 • 9 minutes 12 seconds
This week's podcast is taken from a talk I gave at a coaching conference about what it is that sets apart "helpful" coaching from coaching that is truly transformative.
03/11/2019 • 7 minutes 15 seconds
Let Your Arm Do the Pitching
This week's podcast is inspired by W. Timothy Gallwey's "inner game" model, and is a quick intro to how you can make an almost instant improvement to how well you do pretty much anything by getting out of the way of your capacity for innate performance.
27/10/2019 • 8 minutes 13 seconds
Active or Passive?
This week's podcast features a voice that in many ways has already emerged, Clare Dimond. It's an incisive and insightful exploration of why we are neither the owners nor victims of our lives and points to who and what we may actually be.
20/10/2019 • 5 minutes 5 seconds
In this week's podcast I lay out my own explorations of the difference between "making things happen" and "going with the flow", and how I've come to see that if we let the system do the work (instead of trying to force more of one approach or the other), we're naturally both proactive and responsive at just the right time to engage more effectively with our work and life.
13/10/2019 • 6 minutes 26 seconds
Are Some Things Meant to Be?
This week's podcast recounts the story of our recent house move with some thoughts on fate, will, and the nature of creation.
06/10/2019 • 11 minutes 5 seconds
Why Some Things Can't Be Taught
This week's podcast explores how using language to describe spiritual truth is like attempting to point to fire with ice - the closer you get to what you're pointing to, the less you have to point with.
29/09/2019 • 6 minutes 41 seconds
The Last Human on Earth
This week's podcast is a thought experiment I heard about from a friend a couple of week's back that was echoed by Anita Moorjani during this weekend's training. It's a fun way to get a read on how much of your activity is tempered and shaped by what you think other people will think about what you do.
23/09/2019 • 4 minutes 55 seconds
On Being a Force of Nature
This week's podcast features a modern-day fairy tale written and recorded by Stephanie Benedetto Padovani, a participant in this year's Emerging Voices mastermind. When she read it out in the group we all had goosebumps, and she very generously took the time to record it so you could all get a chance to enjoy it!
16/09/2019 • 8 minutes 26 seconds
What's it to You?
This week's podcast is an exploration of how the number one enemy of inner peace is our own habit of winding ourselves up about anything and everything.
09/09/2019 • 6 minutes 55 seconds
Why Some Things Can't Be Taught
In this week's podcast I share an old Sufi story about a village surrounded by a seemingly infinite, impenetrable wall and what happened when they try to find out what's on the other side. (As it happens, it also points to the limitations of spiritual teaching and sharing and why sometimes the only way out is in.)
01/09/2019 • 6 minutes 41 seconds
Falling in Love with Life
This week's podcast explains what Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Connors, and the marriage vows have to do with having a wonderful life. (It makes sense once you listen to it. I think... :-)
26/08/2019 • 7 minutes 48 seconds
Putting Ice in the Soup
This week's podcast explains how it is that changing the outside world can seem to change our inner world, even though it never really works that way.
19/08/2019 • 6 minutes 55 seconds
Pouring Gas On The Fire
This week's podcast is an exploration of a couple of the key ingredients in turning possibilities into reality. I also talk about a fire worth tending inside ourselves.
12/08/2019 • 6 minutes 58 seconds
It's a Feeling
This week's podcast points to the heart of the inside-out understanding and why social media might not be the optimal forum for exploring the deeper nature of reality and the human experience.
29/07/2019 • 8 minutes 49 seconds
Before the Therefore
In this week's podcast I share one of the core distinctions that makes exploring the principles behind the inside-out understanding different from pretty much any other transformative conversation I've explored in my 30 plus years of spiritual spelunking.
22/07/2019 • 8 minutes 5 seconds
Realizing Mental Health
In this week's podcast I explore what's really on offer when we dive deep into the principles behind the inside-out understanding.
15/07/2019 • 7 minutes 49 seconds
Who Am I?
In this week's podcast we'll explore going beyond self-concept and discovering who and what we really are.
08/07/2019 • 5 minutes 58 seconds
For this week's podcast I talk about my fascination with people who either have something to say but difficulty saying it or are brilliant at communicating but still struggling to find something authentically worth communicating about.
01/07/2019 • 9 minutes 57 seconds
Living from the Inside-Out
In this week's podcast I share my reflections on the essence of this understanding and a simple experiment to put it to the test in your own life.
24/06/2019 • 8 minutes 40 seconds
The Unreliable Narrator
This week's podcast is an exploration of what Agatha Christie and Don Miguel Ruiz have to say about navigating our lives with ease and grace.
17/06/2019 • 8 minutes 27 seconds
Six Words That Changed My Life
This week's podcast is the story of one of my biggest wake up calls since I began in this conversation. It was the first time that I really saw just how made up my personal reality is, and by proxy how much more possibility there is for the future than I'd ever thought possible.
09/06/2019 • 7 minutes 47 seconds
More Full Stops, Less Commas
How much more peace and quiet would show up in your world if you didn't feel the need to explain, justify, or defend your experience?
02/06/2019 • 6 minutes 18 seconds
Then in this week's podcast I take on the same idea but this time emphasizing the common sense nature, or "obviousness" of our behavior given the frameworks we are operating inside of.
26/05/2019 • 7 minutes 10 seconds
What is Mental Health?, part two
In this week's podcast I share and expand upon the simple realization that ended my battle with depression and anxiety - the fact that we are all sitting in the middle of mental health, we just don't know it. Our mental health is our spiritual nature; our spiritual nature is our mental health.
19/05/2019 • 9 minutes 9 seconds
What is Mental Health?, part one
In this week’s podcast, I share some thoughts on the psychological immune system and what I consider to be the two key indicators of true mental health.
13/05/2019 • 7 minutes 40 seconds
The Simplest Definition of Success
In this week’s podcast I share what I’ve been seeing about the relationship between happiness and success and how differently we play the game when we begin with a more helpful end in mind.
06/05/2019 • 8 minutes 13 seconds
The Financial Thermostat
This week’s podcast is an exploration of the most significant thing I discovered about money in researching the mindset of "happy millionaires and billionaires".
29/04/2019 • 8 minutes 45 seconds
The Cycle of Effortless Change
In this week’s podcast, I talk about why behavioral prescriptions like "stop smoking" or "meditate more" rarely move the needle on our behavior, and how easily change can happen when we understand how it actually works.
22/04/2019 • 11 minutes 8 seconds
The Best Magic Trick in the World
This week's podcast is one of my favorites and points to the "always already there" nature of our own thinking. You may not be able to figure out how the trick works, but knowing it's a trick is half the battle won.
15/04/2019 • 8 minutes 54 seconds
The One You Feed
This week's podcast is adapted from a recent blog and explores how the shift from ego driven to spiritually guided is never more than one thought away.
31/03/2019 • 8 minutes 47 seconds
This week's podcast highlights how some of the most obvious measures of progress and signs of change can be hidden from view until you know where to look to find them.
24/03/2019 • 8 minutes 42 seconds
This week's podcast is a somewhat tongue in cheek meditation on what it's like to live in a state of meditation.
18/03/2019 • 8 minutes 2 seconds
Opening the Doors to Life
This week's podcast is an exploration of how simple it can be to invite in the creative genius of the universe!
10/03/2019 • 6 minutes 49 seconds
The Ultimate Fear
This week's episode is a reflection of sorts on how when we get comfortable operating in the unknown, even the thought of death itself loses its sting and becomes an adventure to be anticipated rather than and ending to be feared.
04/03/2019 • 9 minutes 6 seconds
This week's podcast is a slightly tongue in cheek look at one of the biggest misunderstandings affecting Western civilization - the idea that we're not ever supposed to feel bad and we need to do whatever we can to stop, change, fix, or solve our feelings.
25/02/2019 • 7 minutes 3 seconds
The Myth of Compassion Fatigue
In this week's podcast I explore how the feeling of hopelessness and futility is what actually exhausts us and makes it seem like it would hurt too much to care about other people and the world around us. I also talk about how being hope-full is a realistic option, wherever we find ourselves in our life.
18/02/2019 • 6 minutes 23 seconds
Lessons Learned From MI-6
In this week's podcast I share just that - what I saw highlighted about the nature of our innate real-time responsive intelligence while enjoying last year's Mission Impossible blockbuster.
11/02/2019 • 5 minutes 20 seconds
The Paper Thin Nature Of Thought
In this week's podcast I either hammer the point home or beat it to death as I share some lessons learned while listening to my colleague Mara Gleason talking about what she's learned in a lifetime of working with businesses and shares through her non-profit, the One Solution Global Initiative.
04/02/2019 • 6 minutes 47 seconds
This week's podcast talks about a basic standard for operational excellence we've instituted within my company over the past few years and why such a basic difference can make such a comprehensive difference.
28/01/2019 • 7 minutes 20 seconds
This week's podcast is an exploration of, well, obviousness. In particular, I share how the black and white path of knowing or not knowing what to do is one of the simplest and most reliable ways to navigate through life.
21/01/2019 • 6 minutes 24 seconds
The Only Two Problems
This week's episode of the Caffeine for the Soul podcast does exactly what the title suggests - explains the only two problems people ever come to me with and the simple solution to them both.
14/01/2019 • 5 minutes 58 seconds
Welcome To The Human Condition
In this week's podcast I share one of the insights that has made the biggest difference in reducing stress and pressure in my own life and work.