Mark Groves, a Human Connection Specialist, explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness and more? How do we maintain long term connections that thrive? Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.
#330: A Relationship Survival Guide for New Parents with Dr. Stan Tatkin
In this episode, I welcome back the brilliant Dr. Stan Tatkin to the show. This time, we’re talking about parenting, especially from the lens of being new parents. Dr. Tatkin co-authored the book Baby Bomb, which dives deep into the nuances of new parenting and the effects it has on the couple’s relationship dynamic. Couples are often unprepared for the challenges of parenthood and lack a solid foundation in their relationship. Dr. Tatkin covers topics like disagreements in parenting style, embracing the change in sexual dynamics, and how to master communication and connection. Whether you’ve got a babe on the way, are a new parent, or are interested in learning how to parent better - this episode is a MUST listen!
Dr. Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT is a clinician, researcher, and developer of the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy® (PACT). He is the best-selling author of In Each Other’s Care (4/25), along with the relationship must-have book, Wired for Love. Dr. Tatkin speaks and
04/12/2023 • 39 minutes 9 seconds
#329: Why Humans Fear Making Decisions
#329: Why Humans Fear Making Decisions
In this episode, I dive into the art of decision-making. I explore the idea of peaceful fear and how it can guide our decision-making, challenge the notion that fear always means we're making the wrong choice, and speak to the resistance we feel when making decisions. Embracing fear and resistance leads to transformative experiences. Let's face our own versions of the jungle in life and live fully.
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Themes: decision-making, challenge, fear, wrong choice, right choice, personal growth, trust, intuition, embracing fear, resistance, transforma
30/11/2023 • 15 minutes 24 seconds
#328: The Hidden Consciousness of Water with Tracy Duhs
In this episode, I welcome Water Expert Tracy Duhs to the show. We explore the fascinating world of water and its impact on our health, in a way you’ve likely never heard it talked about before. Tracy teaches us about the complexity of water, including the concept of water structure and its role in hydrating cells. She also teaches us about the important but little-known facts about tap water, “filtered” water, and the presence of plastic and toxins in water. Listen in to learn more about how changing the kind of water you drink (including how you drink it) can positively change the state of your health and wellbeing.
Tracy Duhs works as a modern wellness advocate specializing in the restorative powers of intelligent hydration. She is also the author of the book HYDRATE: preserving youth and activating vitality through intelligent hydration, nutrition, and self-care.
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27/11/2023 • 49 minutes 43 seconds
#327: Why Humans Fear Commitment
In this episode, I dive deep into the subject of commitment. Not just in the sense of committed romantic relationships—but the fear of commitment to ourselves and our truth, extrapolating it to every area of your life. Your fear to commit to a dream, to a possibility, to a relationship, to your purpose, to a goal—all of these are the same process. Understanding what lies at the base of our fears of commitment can allow us to become more committed people, more disciplined, and more discerning, and move forward and create things we never thought were possible but always desired.
Sentence starters I share in this episode:
—When I love people, they…
—When I love people, I…
—When I let people love me, they…
—When I let people love me, I…
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23/11/2023 • 34 minutes 57 seconds
#326: Break Through Your Walls with Branden Collinsworth
In today’s episode, I’m jamming with Branden Collinsworth again. This time, we explore the importance of reconnecting with nature and becoming sovereign humans again. Branden guides us through the importance of balancing the physical, emotional, spiritual, wisdom, and love aspects of ourselves through personal growth and self-discovery, and shares his insights into how we can make our old ceilings into our new floors.
Branden is a testament to human resilience, emerging from a background fraught with adversity to become a global beacon of transformative power. His journey from the perilous grips of gang violence and personal despair to esteemed Nike ambassador and advisor to elite athletes and visionary leaders reflects his unparalleled determination. A mastermind in enhancing human performance, Branden's influence resonates in the successes of top-tier professionals and his transformative Warrior Retreats, recognized as the pinnacle of experiential journeys. Through all his endeavors
20/11/2023 • 1 hour 24 minutes 27 seconds
#325: Discipline and Self-Direction
In this episode, I reflect on my personal journey with body image and weight fluctuation, the wounding and repeating patterns I found that had me stuck there, and my recent transformation of “Reverse Dad Bod.” I share how I tapped into a new level of discipline and discernment in hopes that my story might inspire you to move towards what your soul might be asking of you, regardless if it’s with body image and weight or something else. We have limited time here on Earth… let today be the day when everything changes.
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Themes: Authenticity, Healing, Emotions, Personal Growth, Integr
16/11/2023 • 25 minutes 15 seconds
#324: How to Somatically Rewire Your Past to Create Secure Attachment with Sarah Baldwin
Today I welcome back Sarah Baldwin for the third time - Sarah’s last two podcasts have the most downloads out of any of my episodes! Sarah is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and expert in the field of trauma resolution. She’s a member of the world-renowned Polyvagal Theory training team and has trained clinicians around the world in nervous system interventions.
In this episode, Sarah explains how we can use our nervous systems to rewire our past experiences to create secure attachment, deepen intimacy, and ultimately have better relationships. She brings light to the core needs resulting from our childhood experiences that drive our adult behaviors, and how understanding the connection can help us identify the root causes of ruptures in our relationships. She also guides us through somatic regulation techniques to foster more genuine connections, gently expand our comfort zones, and finally heal the traumas of our past so we can be the best version of ourselves today. Nervous sy
13/11/2023 • 1 hour 13 minutes 43 seconds
Welcome to The Mark Groves Podcast
My work is about personal liberation. Through the vehicle of relationship… yes. But, really, through whatever challenges you are facing. That’s why I explore how we relate to food, our bodies, friends, family, animals, nature, earth, our addictions… and of course, ourselves. I’m here to explore consciousness, the universe, God, how to create epic health, and how to be the best partner, parent, child, and friend.
I did not come to this earth to f*ck around and I sure as hell ain’t here to pretend I agree with sh*t I don’t agree with. And I refuse to participate in relationships that require the censorship of ourselves. My soul is loud, and I have been silent. Enough of that sh*t.
If you’re ready to go deeper and learn how to master human connection, how to respectfully disagree, cultivate deeper intimacy through difference, nerd out on why we seem to sell our own sh*t out for belonging, why we throw our brains in the garbage when we’re afraid, why we’re so susceptible to propaganda,
12/11/2023 • 1 minute
#323: Sourcing Emotional and Physical Needs
#323: Sourcing Emotional and Physical Needs — Solo EP
In this solo episode, I break down the behavioural patterns of minimizing our needs in relationship, which often stem from childhood experiences (you saw that one coming, right?!). It’s so important to honour our own needs and not settle for less. So let's cut the BS! Claim who you are, what you want, and what you’re going to create with your life. Be available to availability, set boundaries, tell the truth and clean up agreements. Hear your own voice and claim what you desire - free from needing the other person to change - then YOU are free to change and choose the life, love, and experience you want! To have the great love and great relationship you want - you MUST move forward telling the truth, creating NEW patterns, and reclaiming what you desire. You in?!
P.S. Kylie and I dive deeper into these themes in our new book "Liberated Love" now available for pre-order! https://a.co/d/91ElXvN
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09/11/2023 • 15 minutes 55 seconds
#322: Reversing Crohn’s, Colitis, and IBD with Dane Johnson
#322: Reversing Crohn’s, Colitis, and IBD with Dane Johnson
Dane Johnson is a Board Certified Nutritionist with expertise in IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis, and a pioneer of natural medicine and self-healing. To date, he has the most testimonies in the world for reversing IBD symptoms. His international team of coaches have all reversed their own symptoms of IBD, Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis using his fully customized S.H.I.E.L.D Program, and work with over 100+ cases a week helping others reverse their IBD.
In this episode, Dane shares his incredible journey from being near death to reclaiming his health by reversing the symptoms of what doctors say is “a lifelong, incurable disease.” Dane educates us on all the ins and outs of IBD, Crohn’s and Colitis, the importance of addressing root causes and improving overall well-being to heal, and the power of functional medicine/natural/holistic approaches when it comes to healing the gut. He also
06/11/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 48 seconds
#321: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself — Solo EP
#321: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself— Solo EP
In this episode, I share my journey to embracing the change that has been seeking me, and embracing the unknown that I’ve been afraid of. For so many of us, we fear letting go of our familiar patterns, but also fear stepping into our fullest potential because we’re afraid of what might happen or what lies ahead. But stepping into the unknown IS the key to our personal libration. I’m ready to leap, and I’m not f’ing around anymore. So with that said, allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Mark Groves. It's nice to meet you, again. And again… and again.
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02/11/2023 • 21 minutes 5 seconds
#320: How to Prepare for Fatherhood with Dr. Ryan Pope
Themes: Fatherhood, Parenthood, Becoming, Relationships, Wholeness, Children, Parenting, Holistic Healing
Today I welcome Dr. Ryan Pope, a neurostructural Chiropractor, men’s home birthing coach, and rites of passage enthusiast with a giant beardy smile and infectious laugh that lights up any room. He’s spent the last ten years exploring the edges of how to be a man in this world, with a focus on healing, personal growth, business, and the transition from boy to man and man to father. What sets Ryan apart from many modern health professionals is his unwavering trust in the innate capabilities of the human body to heal and bring forth new life naturally. This conviction stems from his incredible partner Amber's epic 35+ hour wild birth experience and over a decade of watching thousands of people heal naturally under his guidance and care. Alongside his hands-on healing and dedication to his local community through his chiropractic care, Ryan’s global mission is to empower m
30/10/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 8 seconds
#319: Coincidence or Conversation with God? with Neale Donald Walsch
Themes: God, Divine, Spirituality, Interconnectedness, Faith, Transformation, Purpose, Mentality, Awareness, Enlightenment, Belief, Trust, Serenity, Power, Inner peace
Today I welcome, Neale Donald Walsch, a modern-day spiritual messenger whose words have profoundly touched the world. With a lifelong curiosity about religion and a deep connection to spirituality, Neale embarked on a personal journey that led to his now-famous conversations with God. From these transformative dialogues emerged the "Conversations with God" series of books, translated into 37 languages, sparking life-altering changes in the lives of millions. This episode is a journey into the heart of profound spirituality and the potential for positive change within each of us.
He has written 40 books on contemporary spirituality and its practical application in everyday life, including his new book GodTalk: Experiences of Humanity’s Connections with a Higher Power, a book in the Common Sentience book series
23/10/2023 • 51 minutes 21 seconds
#318: When The Need to Achieve Becomes Toxic with Jennifer B. Wallace
Themes: Parenting, Achievement, Toxic Achievement Culture, Children, Parenting, Confidence, Mental Health, Teens
I’m jamming today with Jennifer B. Wallace, an acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of "Never Enough: When Achievement Pressure Becomes Toxic." Jennifer, a mother of three, was struck by the toxic pressure surrounding high-achievement schools. Concerned about the impact on her own children, she embarked on a journey to understand and mitigate this achievement culture's harmful effects, resulting in her book, "Never Enough: When Achievement Cultures Become Toxic and What We Can Do About It."
In this episode, we talk about toxic achievement culture and what parents can do to make their children feel seen, heard, and loved without that being contingent on their achievements.
How parenting has evolved over the past few decades
What we can do to help our children become mentally strong
How a sense of “mattering” can protect against burnout for
19/10/2023 • 53 minutes 59 seconds
#317: Overcome Trauma & Reclaim Your Power with Drew Canole
Themes: Self-discovery, Triumph, Letting Go, Wholeness, Trauma, Health, Mindfulness, Eating, Transformation, Emotions, Pain, Abuse, Healing, Dream
Today I welcome Drew Canole, the CEO of FitLife.Tv and Founder of Organifi. Drew is a renowned wellness expert, author, and motivational speaker.
In this episode, Drew shares his profound insights and wisdom on the journey to becoming your best self. Drew Canole has inspired countless individuals to lead healthier, more purposeful lives through his transformative work in the field of wellness and personal development.
Drew also provides practical tips and actionable advice on personal growth, from optimizing physical health through nutrition and fitness to fostering mental and emotional well-being. He shares his own personal experiences, challenges, and triumphs on the path to self-improvement, offering relatable anecdotes that resonate with listeners.
Whether you want to improve your health, boost your confidence, or simply l
16/10/2023 • 42 minutes 59 seconds
#316: Habit Mastery Through Perspective with Eric Zimmer
Themes: Transformation, Spirituality, Building Habits, Authenticity, Belonging, Purpose
Today I welcome Eric Zimmer, a Certified Interfaith Spiritual Director, podcast host, and writer, Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live. Eric works as a behavior coach and has done so for the past 20 years. He has coached hundreds of people from around the world on how to make significant life changes and create habits that serve them well in achieving the goals they’ve set for themselves - and he teaches us some of his tried and true methods in this episode.
How can we build lasting habits and how can we maintain them
The important role community plays in our personal transformation
Being comfortable with change and how we can overcome perfectionism
00:38 Story behind “The One You Feed”
02:19 Spiritual Habits Program
10:28 Building lasting ha
09/10/2023 • 50 minutes 38 seconds
#315: How to Stop Overthinking & Live in the Moment with Yung Pueblo
Themes: Letting Go, Spirituality, Meditation, Transformation, Mentality, Awareness, Growth, Compassion
Today I welcome Diego Perez, better known as Yung Pueblo. Diego inspires us to feel empowered in our ability to transform and uplevel ourselves, embrace change, and tap into our inner strength—not just to endure, but to thrive—unlocking a world of boundless possibilities. In this episode, he gives us tangible techniques that we can implement today to start thriving and creating an abundant life.
Diego Perez is a meditator and New York Times bestselling author who is widely known on Instagram and various social media networks through his pen name Yung Pueblo. Online he has an audience of nearly 3 million people. His writing focuses on the power of self-healing, creating healthy relationships, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. Get his newest book, The Way Forward, today!
Diego explains the power behind making small decisions eve
02/10/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 28 seconds
#314: It’s on You! Radical Healing with Dr. Sara Kuburic
Themes: Self-discovery, Healing, Empowerment, Therapy, Authenticity, Belonging, Wholeness, Mindfulness, Inner peace, Reflection, Self-awareness, Self Loss, Trauma, Self
Today, I'm thrilled to introduce Dr. Sara Kuburic! Known as the millennial, therapist, she is an existential psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and columnist for USA Today. She is passionate about helping people seek change and live authentic, free, and meaningful lives.
In her work, Sara places a firm foundation in values like openness, honesty, trust, and humor. Her expertise lies in guiding individuals through the complex terrain of identity exploration, addressing moral trauma, navigating relationships, coping with life transitions, and managing anxiety. Her overarching goal is to empower individuals, enabling them to live authentically and freely, foster healthy relationships with themselves and others, facilitate healing and personal growth, and ultimately unearth their life's purpose.
In this epi
28/09/2023 • 47 minutes 22 seconds
#313: Let That Sh*t Go with Natalie Miles
Themes: Death, Afterlife, Ancestreal Lineage, Psychic Medium, Intuition, Childhood Trauma, Rediscovering Ourselves, Transformation, Spirituality, Grief, Authenticity, Belonging
Today I welcome Natalie Miles to the show! Natalie, originally from the UK, is an acclaimed channel, psychic medium, writer and author of her best selling book “You Are Intuitive. Trust Your Truth.Take Back Your Power.” Her brand new podcast “Things That Die” is here to break the taboo on the death and endings we face in our lives.
Natalie is here to inspire you to deepen the connection with yourself and the world around you to make more aligned conscious choices in your life. She’s not here to give you the answers or tell you what to do. But instead, to inspire you to feel confident in making the present and future decisions in your own life. She shares insight and guidance so you can move forward with confidence, trusting your own intuition. Her first podcast, “So You Think You’re Intuitive” was
25/09/2023 • 52 minutes 13 seconds
#312: Change Yourself, Change the World – Solo Episode
Themes: Integrity, Authenticity, Legacy, Commitment, Consistency, Relationships, Answering Your Calling, Truth
I've learned so much on this journey, especially the importance of consistency and speaking my truth, even when it's challenging. So in this solo episode, I invite you to embrace discomfort, challenge your limits, and commit to your full potential. Change yourself, change the world.
The value of authenticity, speaking the truth with grace and kindness, and the power of honesty
The idea of leaving a meaningful legacy, making a positive impact on future generations, and standing for one's beliefs
The importance of challenging the status quo and promoting dialogue to drive change
The transformative potential of embracing discomfort, acknowledging growth through challenges, and rejecting victim mentality
01:06 Leaving a legacy of integrity
04:02 Staying true amidst polarized narratives
08:50 Embracing your calling
13:28 The power of choice
21/09/2023 • 28 minutes 20 seconds
#311: Not Man Enough: The Challenges of Modern Masculinity with Connor Beaton, Stefanos Sifandos, Dan Harrison
Themes: Toxic Masculinity, Challenging Gender Norms, Vulnerability, Weakness, Strength, Fatherhood, Brotherhood, Purpose, Belonging, Authenticity
Our society has often perpetuated a narrow and rigid definition of masculinity, which can lead to harmful stereotypes and expectations for men. However, a growing movement of men is actively debunking these traditional notions, recognizing that true strength lies in authenticity and emotional openness.
In this episode, I jam with my good buddies Stefanos, Connor, and Dan about masculinity. We share about our experiences as men growing up and in relationships, share revealing statistics about men today, explore male vulnerability and emotional authenticity, speak about our experiences in fatherhood, the impact of all of what men experience on their relationships and personal growth, and so much more.
This is a jam-packed episode so sit back, grab a snack, and let’s explore the multifaceted world of modern masculinity!
18/09/2023 • 1 hour 44 minutes 50 seconds
#310: The Secrets to Vitality with Brad McDonnell & David Reid
Themes: Health, Physics, Transformation, Resonance, Sun, Biology, Light, Nature, Social Media, Technology, Minerals, Alignment, Genetics
Today I welcome founder David Reid and co-founder Brad McDonnell of Manna to the podcast. David and Brad have spent over a decade traveling to the ends of the Earth, to the highest and lowest places, finding the best, most active, and most available form of nutrients to create Manna. Their product contains a comprehensive blend of nutrients and essential minerals from Shilajit and Ocean Plasma/Ormus to enhance energy levels, radiance, cognitive function, sexual drive, vitality, and overall longevity. Manna is dedicated to helping humankind take control and restore its full health potential in the simplest way possible combining the wisdom and practice of ancient medicine with modern-day science and innovation.
In this episode, we deep dive into Brad and David’s background and how they came together to create the company. They also shed li
11/09/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 3 seconds
#309: How Decluttering Can Transform Your Life with Megan Golightly
Themes: Decluttering, Organizing, Psychology, Hoarding, Letting Go, Memory, Nostalgia, Sentiment, Minimalism, Transformation, Mental Health
Why is it hard to let go? Sometimes the stuff we hold onto, even the little things, become like old friends, reminding us of moments and stories we've lived. So, how do we actually go about getting rid of these things?
Today I spoke with Megan Golightly, the founder of Simplified, and she helped us answer these questions. As one of the most popular organizing and decluttering specialists in North America, Megan is best known for weaving her psychology background and interest in neuroscience into her passion for organization. She promotes the importance of mental health and positive change and partners with brands and publishers to create unique, authentic campaigns that reach thousands of people.
Life is easier when you have less. In this episode, Megan breaks down how we can gracefully let go of even those items we're strangely attac
07/09/2023 • 53 minutes 20 seconds
#308: Mastering the Art of Seduction with Robert Greene
How can you attract the life that you want? Let’s find out with today’s guest, Robert Greene! Robert is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, The Laws of Human Nature, and most recently "The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature.
In this episode, Robert shares about how he came to write his most influential books including the The Art of Seduction and the 48 Laws of Power, and how the concepts behind power and seduction apply not only to relationships but to life in general. Robert shares some insights on how we use seduction more than we think, the importance of discipline and patience when it comes to mastery, and his top tips on how to live a good and fulfilling life.
The inspirations behind some of his bestselling books, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery
Becoming aware of our dark side, and how ackn
04/09/2023 • 1 hour 14 minutes 17 seconds
#307: How to Stop Living a Lie with Leah Brathwaite
Themes: Authenticity, Belonging, Spirituality, Awakening, Alignment, Religion, Identity, Intuition, Transformation, Truth, Ritual, Self Worth, Self-Love, Purpose
Today I welcome a good friend and returning guest, Leah Brathwaite! Leah is an author, Soul Advisor, Kundalini instructor and Human Design guide. She’s the founder of Live Free Lifestyle Inc, a personal and spiritual development and lifestyle brand that helps high achievers connect with and live in their full potential and purpose. After emancipating from nearly three decades of repressive religious indoctrination, navigating disability, depression and divorce and starting her life over from scratch at 30, Leah has learned valuable tools, lessons and practices to heal, get unstuck and create a life of freedom, fulfillment and joy. She teaches her transformative methods and perspectives through her writing, courses and consulting. Combining spirituality, practical psychology and metaphysics in her work, she creates
31/08/2023 • 58 minutes 36 seconds
#306: Regenerative Agriculture, Death and Rebirth with Kate Kavanaugh
Themes: Food, Farming, Community, Nature, Agriculture, Healing, Regenerative Farming, Death, Belonging, Health, Purpose, Grief, Sustainability
Today I welcome Kate Kavanaugh to the show! She started her journey in regenerative agriculture 15 years ago looking at how meat could be a byproduct of conservation. Now, Kate is the host of the Mind, Body, and Soil podcast where she is devoted to digging in deep with guests, finding the threads of what it means to be humans woven into this earth. In her spare time, Kate raises goats, pigs, cows, and poultry on a small farm in upstate New York.
In this episode, Kate teaches us about the importance of regenerative agriculture and how it helps us regain connectivity to nature, microbiome, animals, soil, and so much more. She shares about the importance of restoring our relationship with our food and animals, how death is all around us and we must embrace instead of avoid it, and how we can create more meaningful connections with the
28/08/2023 • 59 minutes 56 seconds
#305: The Transformative Power of Tea Ceremony with Mariana Rittenhouse
Themes: Plant Medicine, Health, Nature, Awakening, Spirituality, Tea, Relationships, Transformation, Belonging
Today I’m jamming with Mariana Rittenhouse! Mariana believes a daily Tea practice will change your life. She has guided hundreds of people and high-profile influencers across 20 countries back to their hearts through courses on Tea, ceremony & ritual, and reconnecting to Nature. Rooted in Earth-based teachings and ritual practices, her work helps people slow down, find deeper meaning and reconnect to the Earth to ease the stress of our chaotic daily lives. She brings a healing experience to her signature course, Start Your Own Tea Practice, as well as her retreats and podcast, OF THE EARTH with Mariana Rittenhouse.
In this episode, Mariana shares how she discovered tea ceremony and how her tea practice helped her recover from her career-related burnout and bring greater meaning into her life. She teaches us how Tea can help us deepen our relationship with ourselve
24/08/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 15 seconds
#304: How to Create Financial Abundance with Ken Honda
Themes: Money, Finance, Zen, Financial Education, Appreciation, Relationships, Spirituality,
Today I welcome Ken Honda to the show, Japan’s Zen Millionaire and best-selling self-development author, with book sales surpassing seven million copies since 2001. His latest book is called “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace With Your Money.”
In this episode, Ken teaches us about happy money vs. unhappy money, the power of gratitude & appreciation when it comes to the flow of money in and out of our lives, and how to call in your abundance with simple yet powerful ways that create a better relationship to your money.
The definition of happy money vs. unhappy money and why it matters so much when it comes to our finances
The different money personalities and how that shows up in our romantic relationships
How to turn unhappy money into happy money and create more abundance in our lives
01:22 Relationship between zen and money
03:11 Happy m
21/08/2023 • 43 minutes 3 seconds
#303: Glucose & Metabolic Health with Kara Collier
Themes: Health, Food, Metabolic Health, Diet, Stress, Glucose, Mood, Emotions, Exercise, Cortisol
Today I welcome Kara Collier, the co-founder and VP of Health at Nutrisense, one of America’s fastest-growing wellness-tech startups. After becoming frustrated with the shortcomings of the traditional healthcare system, she made it her mission to help others reach their maximum health potential using modern technology & expert coaching. She is the leading authority on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for health optimization and disease prevention.
In this episode, we jam about a topic not often discussed by traditional healthcare systems until it’s too late - the role of glucose and insulin response in your body and how it affects your metabolic health. Glucose monitoring is not just for people with diabetes! We talk about insulin sensitivity in our modern (often stress-filled!) lifestyles, the many factors that affect our insulin responses, and how w
14/08/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 36 seconds
#302: Vaccine Safety with Dr. Peter McCullough of The Wellness Company
Themes: Truth, Pandemic, Vaccine, Anti-Vaxxers, Covid, Media, Vaccine Risk Awareness, Covid Vaccine, Informed Consent
Today I’m honoured to welcome the Chief Scientific Officer for The Wellness Company, Dr. Peter McCullough! He completed his medical degree as an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He also completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, with a cardiology fellowship including service as Chief Fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, and a master’s degree in public health at the University of Michigan. He is also an avid researcher and has broadly published on a range of topics in medicine with over 1000 publications and 660 citations in the National Library of Medicine and is currently an internist and cardiologist in academic practice in Dallas, Texas.
In this episode, we jam about vaccine ideology, safety and efficacy, the effects of vaccines on the immune system, and strategies for a
11/08/2023 • 44 minutes 15 seconds
#301: Creating a Self-Loving and Liberated Life with Sarah Sapora
Themes: Self Love, Relationships, Personal Development, Awakening, Body Liberation, Transformation, Boundaries, Grief, Truth, Social Media, Aging
Today I welcome Sarah Sapora to the show! Sarah is a writer, inspirational speaker, social media community leader, and the creator of size-inclusive live events and retreats. Sarah uses her voice to make personal growth accessible to plus-size women over 40. Leading with radical vulnerability, heart, and colorful humor, Sarah has helped hundreds of thousands of women learn to navigate the sticky place between self-acceptance and self-improvement.
Sarah shares about her messy journey to self-love, which she defines “any thought you think or action you take that gets you closer to your Ultimate You.” She talks about how she had to forgive herself for past behaviors and choices, let go of shame and self-judgment, and really look at her own sh*t in the eye to get brave enough to hold herself accountable to change. In her new book So
07/08/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 56 seconds
#300: Falling in Love with the Method – Solo Episode
Themes: Love, Relationships, Death, Truth, Alignment, Awakening, Connection, Healing, Authenticity, Boundaries, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Transformation
In this special 300th solo episode, I share a profound realization about love and self-discovery that I recently had when listening to a lecture from Ram Dass. It's all about how we “fall in love with the method” – external triggers that make us feel alive and vibrant. But here's the thing: those methods only awaken something already within us. Join me as we explore the transformative power of choosing ourselves and embracing all of the painful and messy parts of our journeys. Come stand in possibility with me, and make this the moment that everything changes for you.
Why we fall in love with “the method” and why it often takes us away from experiencing depth
The importance of facing your pain instead of running from it
The power of choice: choosing to fall in love with yourself rather than the method
31/07/2023 • 17 minutes 36 seconds
#299: How to Make & Keep Friends with Dr. Marisa G. Franco
Today I welcome an enlightening psychologist, international speaker, and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Marisa G. Franco! She is known for digesting and communicating science in ways that resonate deeply enough with people to change their lives. She works as a professor at The University of Maryland and authored the New York Times bestseller Platonic: How The Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends. She writes about friendship for Psychology Today and has been a featured connection expert for major publications like The New York Times, The Telegraph, and Vice.
In this episode, we dive into friendship and attachment, the very real challenges we all experience around friendships and why we might be experiencing them, PLUS pro tips on how to initiate new friendships as an adult and keep them intimate, nourishing, and lasting. Listen now on your favourite podcast app, on Youtube or at markgrovespodcast.com
Why we devalue friendships and only focus on c
24/07/2023 • 47 minutes 36 seconds
#298: Life Update: Marriage & Fatherhood – Solo Episode
Themes: Parenting, Fatherhood, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Relationships, Truth, Human Behavior, Cancel Culture, Acceptance
It’s been a little while since I came on and did a life update, so in this solo episode I share some recent big life changes or initiations for me and Kylie. Marriage and parenthood have taken center stage, leading me on a profound journey of growth and self-discovery. So tune in and explore the magic of life and the transformative power of relationships with me.
Our spontaneous Sedona wedding and the profound birth of our baby boy, Jasper
The joys and challenges of early parenthood and discovering the wonders of fatherhood
The power of authentic connections and evolving dynamics of love and partnership
The beauty of life's precious moments and the transformative journey of self-discovery
00:59 Getting married in Sedona
03:23 Restoring the sacred in birth
08:20 Becoming a father
12:52 Support during pregnancy and childbirth
20/07/2023 • 30 minutes 1 second
#297: Awakening to Right Relationship with Self with Jayson Gaddis
Themes: Finding Yourself, Grief, Healing, Relationships, Mentors, Friendship, Connection, Transformation, Mental Health, Narcissism, Codependency
Today, I welcome back a returning guest and good friend, Jayson Gaddis! He is an artist, author, podcaster, speaker, executive coach, CEO, founder, human behavior specialist, and relationship expert. He is the creator of Interpersonal Intelligence® and Present Centered Relationship Coaching® and has trained over 200 coaches in 11 countries. His book Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict In Your High Stakes Relationships was voted Editors Choice, Best Non-fiction, and Best Leadership and Business Book in 2021 on Amazon.
In this episode, we talk about the powerful journey of awakening to the soul’s desire to be in right relationship with self. We both share personal experiences on how we found our guides or mentors, and what motivated us to continue seeking transfor
17/07/2023 • 55 minutes 40 seconds
#296: Emotionally Intelligent Parenting with Lael Stone
Themes: Parenting, Emotional Intelligence, Technology, Mental Health, Connection, Education, School, Authenticity, Belonging
Today I’m excited to welcome Lael Stone to the show for eye-opening episode about children and parenting! Lael Stone is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother, and parenting counsellor who has been working with families for over 20 years. She is the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional well-being and connection. Lael is the co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast and a sought-after public speaker who talks candidly about her experiences and her great passion; creating wellness in families through connection and communication.
Join me in this fascinating conversation where Lael teaches us about how to raise emotionally intelligent children, the importance of modelling properly dealing with our emotions as regulation tools, and how connection (or
13/07/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 30 seconds
#292: The Alchemy of Initiation with Francis Weller
Themes: Nature, Culture, Initiation, Life’s Challenges, Loss, Grief, Death, Individualism, Community, Technology, Transformation, Authenticity, Belonging, Spirituality
Today I welcome back returning guest Francis Weller, MFT, a psychotherapist, writer, and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures, and poetic traditions. For 40 years, Francis has worked as a psychotherapist and developed a style he calls soul-centered psychotherapy. As a gifted therapist and teacher, he has been described as a jazz artist, improvising, and moving fluidly in and out of deep emotional territories with groups and individuals, bringing imagination and attention to places often held with judgment and shame.
In this episode, Francis teaches us about initiations—what they are, why they are important for finding our place in this world, an
10/07/2023 • 58 minutes 51 seconds
#291: You’re Not Broken, You’re Just Stuck with Britt Frank
Themes: Repeating Patterns, Trauma, Mental Health, Somatic Therapy, Chaos, Addiction, Healing, Detox, Religion, Spirituality, Truth, Acceptance, Authenticity, Belonging, Transformation
Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Britt Frank! Britt is a licensed psychotherapist and trauma expert who is trained in IFS (Internal Family Systems) and SE (Somatic Experiencing). In addition to her private practice, Britt is also a speaker and an award-winning adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas, where she’s taught classes on ethics, addiction, and clinical social work.
In this episode, Britt opens up about her own journey through addiction, how she was finally able to address and accept her challenging childhood, and how she got “unstuck” from it all—coining the term “the science of getting unstuck.” Join us as we explore the reasoning behind our repeating patterns and how we can boldly address the truths on the
03/07/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 32 seconds
#290: Love, Loss, and Life After with Kelsey Chittick
Themes: Midlife Crisis, Grief, Anxiety, Parenting, Mental Health, Marriage, Death, Loss, Pain, Coping, Healing, Authenticity, Spirituality, Transformation, Purpose
Today I welcome Kelsey Chittick to the show, writer, comedian, and inspirational speaker. Over the past 14 years, she has performed stand-up comedy all over Los Angeles and speaks at events around the country. She is the author of the best seller “Second Half - Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing,” about the sudden death of her husband, an NFL Superbowl Champion, and her journey back to herself and finding joy. She is the host of Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Grieve Podcast, which explores the beautiful and hard ways we walk through Grief. Kelsey is also the co-host of “SexTox with Tracey and Kelsey” which explores sex and relationships with humor and honesty.
Join us today as we chat about navigating grief and healing after a devastating loss.
29/06/2023 • 47 minutes 30 seconds
#289: Transgender Politics and Gender Dysphoria with Julia Malott
Themes: Gender Identity, LGBTQ, School, Parenting, Gender Transitioning, Transphobia, Transgender, Gender Dysphoria, Mental Health, Tough Conversations, Authenticity, Belonging
Today I welcome Julia Malott to the show! Julia is a transgender woman from Toronto, Canada and creator of Alotta Thoughts: Quick Take Videos exploring nuanced conversations about our identity political divide. Julia is concerned that our recent politics surrounding gender identity and ideology have become increasingly divisive, and she's determined to bridge this gap. Through thoughtful conversation with individuals from all political perspectives, Julia seeks to cut through the noise and have productive conversations across the ideological spectrum to demonstrate that we are not nearly as divided as we might have thought.
Join us today as we consciously dialogue about things that most people are afraid to talk about: gender identity especia
26/06/2023 • 1 hour 12 minutes 3 seconds
#288: Why Relationships are Vehicles to a Spiritual Awakening with Maryam Hasnaa
Themes: Awakening, Purpose, Meditation, Relationship, Parenting, Grief, Alignment, Intuition, Self-Love
Today I’m welcoming Maryam Hasnaa to the show who is an intuitive, a channel, an energy healer and a lover of all things that create a feeling of being connected to something bigger than ourselves. Maryam uses her own highly sensitive gifts to remind other beings of the energetic nature of this universe and teach the importance of living in alignment with one’s intuition and most authentic self.
Tune in to learn about spiritual awakenings and how we receive invitations to higher our vibration or make adjustments to our path, whether it’s with our relationship with ourselves or in our relationships with others. If you’ve ever questioned whether it was a gut feeling or intuition, or if a breakup was meant to happen in order to change your life path, this episode is for you!
22/06/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 56 seconds
#287: Why We Need Discomfort To Thrive with Michael Easter
Themes: Comfort, Discomfort, Mental Health, Technology, Parenting, Cancel Culture, Media, Journalism, Mortality, Belonging, Transformation, Purpose
Today I am jamming with the bestselling author of The Comfort Crisis, Michael Easter! As an author, professor, and adventurer, he writes and speaks about how humans can leverage modern science and evolutionary wisdom to perform better and live healthier and more meaningful lives.
Join us today as we jam about the surprising idea that our cozy, comfortable lives may be at the root of our major physical and mental health issues. Michael shares his powerful experiences from his adventure in Bhutan and the Alaskan Arctic, where he uncovers the power and benefit of sitting with discomfort and silence. Tune in to learn why you need discomfort and how to navigate it to help bring more happiness into your life!
19/06/2023 • 1 hour 32 minutes 10 seconds
#286: Unleash Your Brain’s Full Potential with Dr. Patrick Porter
Themes: Power of Mind, Brainpower, Meditation, Trauma, Mental Health, Technology, Beliefs, Health, Transformation, Biohacking, Neuropsychology
Today I am jamming with award-winning author, speaker, and the founder of BrainTap®, Dr. Patrick K. Porter! Dr. Porter pioneered the use of brainwave entrainment to improve clarity, sleep, and energy and remains at the forefront of scientific research. He founded BrainTap, offering over 1800 original audio sessions in 12 languages and serving a worldwide user base with its mobile app and headset.
Tune in to hear Dr. Porter unleash loads of fascinating information about the power our brains hold, and how we can use neuropsychology to change our emotions, reactions, nervous systems, bodies, brainwaves, and so much more - way beyond what we ever imagined our brains could do. If you want to feel more regulated, release your victim mentality, stop letting fear dictate your life,
12/06/2023 • 1 hour 13 minutes 56 seconds
#285: The Intersection of Life Force Energy, Medicine, and Physics with Dr. Beth McDougall
Themes: Energetic Signatures, Health, Physics, Healing, Energy, Vitality, Radical Healing, Holistic Healing, Food, Spirituality, Transformation
Today I’m welcoming Dr. Beth McDougall to the show, who is an internationally recognized Integrative physician with a specialty in multifactorial degenerative disease. She is the founder of CLEAR Center and the co-founder and medical director of the cutting-edge, bio-optimization lab, JYZEN in Mill Valley, CA. Long known as a medical detective, Dr. McDougall excels at unraveling complex, multi-factorial conditions.
She is advancing a new medical paradigm, one at the intersection of medicine and contemporary physics, to transform the practice of medicine. Dr. Beth discusses the magical benefits of Manna Vitality - a combo of the highest quality minerals, amino acids, fulvic and humic acid, and nutrients gathered from both the Earth and the Sea. Listen in on this fascinating
08/06/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 8 seconds
#284: Breaking Free from Codependency with Melody Beattie
Themes: Codependency, Addiction, Relationships, Boundaries, Technology, Social Media, Spirituality, Self- Love, Healing, Authenticity, Belonging, Transformation, Mental Health, Grief
Today I am jamming with self-help pioneer, Melody Beattie! Melody is the author of many bestselling books—including The Language of Letting Go, Playing It by Heart, The Grief Club, Beyond Codependency, and The Codependent No More Workbook. In 2009, Codependent No More was named one of the four essential self-help books of all time by Newsweek.
Melody Beattie’s compassionate and insightful look into codependency—the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another—has guided millions toward the understanding that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins. Join us today as we jam about the ins and outs of c
05/06/2023 • 54 minutes 23 seconds
#283: Wake Up to Your Best Life with Hal Elrod
Themes: Morning Routine, Personal Development, Habits, Adversity, Mental Health, Meditation, Affirmations, Curing Cancer, Authenticity, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Health, Transformation
Today I’m welcoming Hal Eldrod to the podcast! Hal is on a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one morning at a time. He teaches about The Miracle Morning – his powerful method to transform your life by simply changing how you start your day. Tune in to hear all about Hal’s proven successful morning routine, how he used it to get out of depression and change his life, and how you can jump on the Miracle Morning train to change your life starting tomorrow morning!
How to build the perfect morning routine that will elevate your life and health
The two problems with affirmations and how can we manifest the life that we want the right way
29/05/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 55 seconds
#282: Why Cold Plunging is the Hottest Thing with Ryan Duey
Themes: Business, Health, Social Media, Technology, Mortality, Death, Grief, Change, Self-Development, Mental Health, Purpose, Transformation
Today I’m jamming with Ryan Duey, CEO of Plunge, one of the most affordable cold plunge tub manufacturers on the market. Cold plunge benefits include nervous system regulation, boosting energy, greater recovery/performance, increased immune support, increased motivation, mood improvement, pain relief, stress relief, better sleep, and so much more! If you know me, you know I love the benefits of cold showers and cold plunges, and I was stoked to get my hands on one of their amazing plunge tubs. (P.S. I got you a discount—code below in the links!)
Join the conversation as we deep dive (no pun intended!) into the fascinating story of how Plunge was created as a business thriving out of the pandemic and the challenges their company faced with growth. We also jam e
22/05/2023 • 1 hour 25 minutes 9 seconds
#281: Breaking Free from Toxic Friendships with Violet Benson
Themes: Friendships, Boundaries, Toxic Relationships, Trauma, Childhood Patterns, Healing, Mental Health, Authenticity, Belonging, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Codependency
Today I’m welcoming back my friend Violet Benson, comedian, motivational speaker, creator of Daddy Issues, and podcast host of the largest self-love podcast and movement for women, Almost Adulting. Tune into this episode to learn how to navigate toxic friendships, set healthy boundaries, stop giving others power over you, and reframe your past traumas to stop repeating patterns. Violet offers valuable advice for anyone looking to improve their relationships, and friendships, and prioritize self-love.
How to navigate toxic friendships and set healthy boundaries
The importance of not giving others power over you and how to reclaim your own power in relationships</l
18/05/2023 • 1 hour 20 minutes 4 seconds
#280: Say it Out Loud and Set Yourself Free with Vasavi Kumar
Themes: Inner Voice, Trauma, Self-Talk, Inner Child, Healing, Authenticity, Belonging, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Transformation, Mental Health, Purpose, Bi-Polar
Today I welcome back my good friend, the “Queen of Saying It Out Loud,” Vasavi Kumar!
She has relentlessly searched to find her own voice, access the freedom of her creative spirit, and help others along the way… out loud. When she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 19, she made it her life’s purpose to understand how her mind works, starting with making room to hear herself think. Her mission is to share everything—the good, bad, and ugly—in order to teach a more mindful, practical, and simple way of running every aspect of your life.
In this episode, Vasavi teaches us the importance of “saying it out loud” - how to talk to yourself to build self-trust, heal from past traumas, and gain greater clarity about who you are and your callin
15/05/2023 • 59 minutes 16 seconds
#279: Unlock Your Life Purpose Through Heart Healing with Dr. Kevin Preston
Themes: Health, Traditional Medicine, Healing, Transformation, Alignment, Belonging, Spirituality, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Mental Health, Grief
Today I’m jamming with Dr. Kevin Preston, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbalist and acupuncturist, trained in biological medicine. Known for his experience treating toxicity, chronic illness, and mystery syndromes, Kevin has served thousands of patients across North America, by combining extensive education and experience with intuition and heart connection, letting compassion rise to the forefront of all he does. He’s passionate about activating the inherent medicine within each of us, unlocking the true potential of the DNA and cellular network.
Kevin shares his fascinating journey through Traditional Chinese Medicine and breaks down the mind-body connection to show how our emotions (especially stored/unprocessed ones!) play a massive role in our health. Kevi
08/05/2023 • 1 hour 9 minutes 31 seconds
#278: Don't Give Up on Great Love – Solo Episode
Themes: Relationships, Dating, Personal Values, Beliefs, Transformation, Authenticity, Boundaries, Codependency, Conflict
Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you feel like you're constantly sacrificing your true desires to meet your partner at their level? Mic drop: you shouldn’t have to compromise your own happiness to make a relationship work. Join me in this solo episode as I talk about the importance of prioritizing your desire for great love and how to communicate your deal breakers effectively in dating and relationships.
The most common misconception in relationships when it comes to shared desires
The importance of choosing what you really want and why we don’t often know what that is
The biggest deal breaker in a relationship
01:25 Why doesn't ever
04/05/2023 • 12 minutes 32 seconds
#277: How to Use Manifestation in Parenting, Love, and Money with Lacy Phillips
Themes: Manifestation, Authenticity, Parenting, Nervous System Regulation, Boundaries, Transformation, Money, Relationships
Today I’m welcoming back Lacy Phillips, a global manifestation expert and speaker specializing in unblocking beliefs of unworthiness and expanding into alignment with what one is calling in.
As a manifesting bad*ss, Lacy shares her parenting journey and how consciously raising an emotionally healthy child has informed her work through integrating shadow and inner child using somatic experiencing and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as regulation tools. We also discuss the connection between love and money, and Lacy shares three important steps to manifest the relationship, health, money, love, and any other common human desires we’ve always wanted.
Parenting methods to raise an emotionally healthy an
01/05/2023 • 53 minutes 46 seconds
#276: Living On Purpose: Unlocking Your Full Potential with Amy Wong
Themes: Self-Worth, Self Discovery, Happiness, Limiting Beliefs, Authenticity, Belonging, Self-Love, Transformation, Purpose
Today, I’m jamming with Amy Wong, the founder of Always On Purpose®. Amy is an executive leadership coach, author, speaker, and facilitator working with organizations such as Airbnb, Salesforce, Roku, LinkedIn and more. She offers transformative leadership development and cutting-edge communication strategies to executives and corporate teams around the world, as well as institutions including Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
In this episode, we break down her latest book, Living on Purpose. Join us as we discuss the true benefit behind knowing your self-worth and value, and how you can make small but profound shifts in your thoughts, actions, and words to live a life completely aligned with your purpose. If y
27/04/2023 • 1 hour 5 seconds
#275: The Ultimate Comeback: Rebuilding Life After Addiction with Donny Starkins
Themes: Addiction, Comeback, Recovery, Healing, Sobriety, Personal Development, Transformation, Authenticity, Self-Love, Purpose, Grief
In this episode, I’m joined by my good buddy Donny Starkins! As a former Division I baseball player, Donny’s journey into Yoga, Personal Development, and Mindfulness began after seven operations on his left knee and an addiction to painkillers. Fast forward to today, Donny has a decade of sobriety under his belt and has become one of the most dynamic leaders in his industry. He is a professional speaker, teacher, podcast co-host of Comeback Stories, and a personal development coach leading classes, workshops, and seminars all across the world. He’s the creator of “The Shift” Transformational Coaching, a 90-Day Personal Development Private Coaching program, and works one-on-one with some of the top professional athletes in the world on mindset, yoga, life coaching, and mindfulness.
24/04/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 50 seconds
#274: Hot/Cold Dating: Decoding Emotional Distancing – Solo Episode
Themes: Relationships, Attachment Theory, Dating, Emotions, Breakups
In relationships, we all crave connection and intimacy. But what happens when someone we’re dating suddenly becomes emotionally distant? Let’s talk about emotional distancing and how we can increase our ability to love and be loved.
Whether you're struggling with your own emotional availability or trying to connect with someone who is emotionally distant, this episode will leave you with a new perspective on the hot/cold dynamic.
The connection between distancing tactics and attachment theory
How to stop the hot/cold dynamic from repeating in your relationships
01:51 Distancing tactics and attachment theory
05:38 Why do people distance themselves?
09:07 How to date emotionally avoidant people
20/04/2023 • 19 minutes 9 seconds
#273: How to Intentionally Create a New Reality with Dr Joe Dispenza
Themes: Meditation, Mindfulness, Healing, Self-improvement, Empowerment, Beliefs, Health, Transformation
In this podcast episode, I had the privilege of talking with Dr Joe Dispenza, a New York Times best-selling author, researcher, lecturer, and corporate consultant, whose research has led him to develop a practical formula to help people transform their lives. Dr Joe’s passion can be found at the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He integrates that knowledge to teach people how to heal their bodies of health conditions, make significant changes in their lives, and evolve their consciousness.
Tune in to hear Dr Joe speak to the power of the mind and how we can reframe our thoughts, beliefs, experiences, and feelings to change our reality. Whether you're looking to overcome limiting beliefs, inc
17/04/2023 • 1 hour 58 seconds
#272: Cracking the Code of Successful Relationships with Elizabeth Earnshaw
Themes: Dating, Relationships, Communication, Vulnerability, Boundaries, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage, Premarital Counseling
Join in the conversation with Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT + Gottman therapist. What are the benefits of premarital counseling? How can we best deal with our partner's differences? What is the science behind flooding and its effects on emotional communication? Elizabeth shares how you can have a long-lasting relationship by consciously navigating the relationship obstacles we all experience.
Elizabeth is a renowned Gottman therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Clinical Fellow of The American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (MA), author, and influential Instagram therapist who has helped transform countless relationships. She is a co-founder and the Head of Relationship Health of OURS, a virtual premarital counseling service that provides
10/04/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 23 seconds
#271: Finding Your Voice and Living Your Truth with Christine Chang
Themes: Parenting, Relationships, Personal Development, Marriage, Interracial Relationships, Authenticity, Boundaries, Transformation, Purpose
Today I’m jamming with my long-time friend, Christine Chang, a serial entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Her book "Show Up: Finding Love for Independent Women" has helped professional women all over the world create the relationship of their dreams.
Tune in to hear Christine share her experiences growing up as an Asian American and how she handles comments about her interracial marriage, how she has navigated healing from generational trauma and finding her voice, and the importance of listening to your soul’s desires to figure out how you want to show up in this world. As an entrepreneur having explored different paths (professional photographer, dating mentor, and branding specialist to name a few!), Christine drops her tips for branding and rebranding without relying on so
06/04/2023 • 1 hour 25 minutes 37 seconds
#270: Overcoming Challenges and Birthing a New You with Christine Hassler
Themes: Parenting, Coaching, Therapy, Personal Growth, Healing,, Authenticity, Belonging, Transformation, Career, Mental Health
Today I have the pleasure of hosting coaching OG and powerhouse Christine Hassler on the pod! Christine is a master coach, facilitator, and speaker with over 20 years of experience.
In this episode, Christine and I jam on everything from becoming a new parent, to the evolution of the coaching industry and the rise of young influencers, to the collective trauma we currently face and the need to deconstruct broken systems. We also dive into the importance of nervous system regulation (especially for educators), the power of somatic and talk therapy when combined, and Christine’s recommendations for daily regulation, integration, and empowerment. A fascinating talk you’ll gain so many insights from!
Christine’s story on how she
03/04/2023 • 1 hour 54 seconds
#269: Honesty is the New Foreplay with Matt Gottesman
Themes: Intuition, Spirituality, Trust, Alignment, Relationships, Authenticity, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Dating, Transformation
Today I'm excited to have founder, creative, podcaster, writer, entrepreneur, all the things… Matt Gottesman. Matt soulfully aligns culture, creativity, spirituality, and entrepreneurship to help people live with intention and step into greater soul alignment.
In this episode, we explore the beautiful yet challenging path of what it means to walk your soul’s path with honesty, integrity, and trust at the forefront. Learn how to identify when your intuition is speaking, where it’s leading you, and how to get out of your own way so that your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others can expand in greater clarity and with less friction. Join us for this spiritual, relational jam session with mind-blowing AHA moments!
30/03/2023 • 1 hour 18 minutes 42 seconds
#268: A BS Free Blueprint for Optimal Health with Ben Azadi
Themes: Health, Mindset, Transformation, Growth, Wellness, Self-care, Self-discovery, Gratitude
Today's guest, Ben Azadi, is a force to be reckoned with in the health and wellness world. Ben is on a mission to help 1 billion people live healthier lives after having gone through a personal health transformation and losing 80 pounds. Ben is the author of four best-selling books, Keto Flex, The Perfect Health Booklet, The Intermittent Fasting Cheat Sheet, and The Power of Sleep. Known as 'The Health Detective,' he investigates dysfunction and educates to bring the body back to normal function.
In this episode, Ben and I jam on what it means to be truly healthy and why modern-day health advice is so misleading and ineffective. Ben takes us through his easy-to-implement steps to instantly improve our health, the top 8 highly most inflammatory foods we should avoid, and how intermittent fasting, ketosis, and protein inta
27/03/2023 • 1 hour 53 seconds
#267: You Were Lied To - Solo Episode
Themes: Politics, COVID, Individualism, Fear, Health, Government, Accountability, Truth, News & Media, Misinformation, Authenticity, Belonging, Transformation, Conflict, Mental Health
In this solo episode, I share my thoughts and grief on what has occurred over these last few years as a result of the pandemic. I believe in having open and honest discourse and avoiding inflammatory language that only pushes us further apart. I want to invite curiosity back into our experiences and encourage us to hold manipulative and dishonest individuals and groups accountable while keeping in mind that love and truth always win in the end! Let’s come together to change this world.
Alternative viewpoints on how information as delivered to us during the pandemic
The usage of “misinformation” labels, nudge tactics, divisiveness, gaslighting, narciss
23/03/2023 • 25 minutes 25 seconds
#266: How to Be a Better Partner with Jillian Turecki
Themes: Psychology, Relationships, Anxiety, Resilience, Attachment Theory, Transformation, Conflict
Join me in a fascinating exploration of psychology and relationships with Jillian Turecki, a certified relationship coach, teacher and writer who for 20 years has taught others how to transform their relationships with themselves. Under the tutelage of Tony Robbins and world-renowned family therapist Cloe Madanes and fueled by an insatiable curiosity about what makes a relationship thrive, Jillian has helped thousands through her teaching and writing revolutionize their relationship with themselves so that they transform their relationships with others.
In this episode, we explore the fascinating experiences in relationships that are often overlooked or labeled with pop-psychology terms like anxious and avoidant. Listen in to hear Jillian’s perspective on what women and men need most, how to be more objecti
20/03/2023 • 59 minutes 21 seconds
#265: You Must Trust Yourself - Solo Episode
Themes: Trusting Yourself, Intuition, True Liberation, Self Love, Authenticity, Transformation
Comin’ at ya with a quick espresso shot of love on embracing change and trusting our internal guidance system. I hope my reflections inspire you to gain insight into your own circumstances and ways of being in the world.
Why you need to trust yourself when you say yes to change
How we’re being asked to orient ourselves from intellectual/logical to intuitive/heart centered
True liberation and how can we find it
00:17 Trust your intuition
03:00 True liberation
03:49 Orient through your sensations
05:37 Start asking the right questions
Join me on Felt!
16/03/2023 • 8 minutes 56 seconds
#264: How to Cultivate a Strong Romantic Relationship with Nick Solaczek
Themes: Relationships, Romantic Relationships, Relationship Struggles, Couples Therapy, Communication, Healing, Conflict
Back for the second time is my good friend, Nick Solaczek. Nick is a relationship coach and teacher specializing in romantic relationships with an emphasis on safe conversations, conscious relationship principles, mindfulness, authenticity and boundary setting. Nick works closely with IMAGO theory in his practice, believing that the image we project has a significant influence on who we are attracted to and how we show up in our relationship.
In this episode, we jam on how to create stronger romantic relationships, how our childhood experiences are responsible for many of our triggers in our adult relationships, the influence of fear and how it guides our actions, and more juicy relational truths. Tune in to hear Nick share mic-drops on how to communicate more clearly to ask for what we want and
13/03/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 31 seconds
#263: Secrets to a Happier Life with Dr. Robert Waldinger
Themes: Relationships, Connection, Health, Mental Health, Transformation, Belonging, Purpose
Today I’m nerding out with Dr. Robert Waldinger, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author of The Good Life: Lessons From the World’s Longest Scientific Study on Happiness. Dr. Waldinger is also a Zen master (Roshi) who teaches meditation worldwide.
In this episode, we explore Dr. Waldinger’s fascinating research on what makes a “good life” based on the longest study of adult life that has ever been done - the Harva
09/03/2023 • 43 minutes 34 seconds
#262: Elevate Your Mind, Body, and Spirit with Chervin Jafarieh
Themes: Self Worth, Self-Love, Health, Sustainability, Rituals, Human Behaviour, Wellness, Rituals, Purpose
Join me in this captivating, gem-filled conversation with Chervin Jafarieh, founder of Cymbiotika and one of the most respected and influential health experts in the world. Chervin combines studies in Eastern and Western medicine, orthomolecular medicine, epigenetics, physiology, nutrition, detoxification, biodynamic agriculture, and philosophy to wake people up to their highest potential. He is committed to seeking knowledge, revealing the truth, and exercising keen discernment in all areas of life. In this episode, Chervin guides us on an engaging journey that touches all of these topics and opens our eyes to the symbiotic states of being that our minds, bodies, and souls are craving right now.
Current energies of the collective of humanity and how it
06/03/2023 • 1 hour 28 minutes 44 seconds
#261: How to Be a Better Parent with Dr. Shefali
Themes: Parenting, Ego, Social Media, Child Development
Today I’m excited to welcome Dr. Shefali to the podcast. I have been a longtime fan of her work, and as I step into parenthood myself, this episode comes at the perfect time! In it, we dive into concepts from her most recent book, The Parenting Map, and explore the traditional parenting paradigm (and why it’s not working anymore), plus how to develop awareness around your behaviours to foster a deeper connection with your kids.
Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three
27/02/2023 • 52 minutes 53 seconds
#260: Why Free Speech Matters with Greg Lukianoff
Themes: Freedom of Speech, Censorship, Social Media, Cancel Culture, Mental Health
Join me for an insightful conversation with Greg Lukianoff: attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Greg co-authored one of my all-time favourite books, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, with Jonathan Haidt. This New York Times best-seller expands on their <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015
23/02/2023 • 1 hour 14 minutes 22 seconds
#259: How to Change Unwanted Patterns in Life and Love with Vienna Pharaon
Themes: Childhood Wounds, Family Systems, People-Pleasing, Relationships, Self-Worth
I think it’s safe to say that none of us had a perfect childhood, and we all carry around behaviours and unhealed pain that doesn’t serve us. But it doesn’t have to be that way: our past may have created our patterns, but we can change them with some self-awareness and the right tools. Join my bestie Vienna Pharaon and me as we dive into understanding and overcoming wounds from our Family of Origin, so you can move beyond your frustrating patterns in life and love and into a more liberated way of being.
Vienna is a licensed marriage and family therapist and one of New York City’s most sought-after relationship therapists. She has practiced therapy for more than fifteen years and is the founder and owner of the group practice Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy. Her first book, <a href="https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/709274
20/02/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 57 seconds
#258: The Power of Passion with Ant Anstead
Themes: Career, Purpose, Media, Divorce, Breakups, Parenting
This week I’m honoured to welcome the master mechanic himself, Ant Anstead, to the show. Ant and I met serendipitously a few years back when he took my Breakup Recovery Course, and I’ve been blessed to call him a friend ever since.
Ant is the CEO and co-founder of Radford Motors and is responsible for overseeing the build process of every single bespoke, hand-made vehicle to meet exacting customer specifications. For many years, Ant built bespoke cars for elite clients and collectors all over the world and is best known for hosting car-centric television shows such as Celebrity IOU: Joyride, Radford Returns, For the Love of Cars and Wheeler Dealers, the number one most distributed show on The Discovery Channel.
Join us as we chat about Ant’s career journey, life (and divorce) in the public eye, paren
14/02/2023 • 1 hour 29 minutes 58 seconds
#257: Saying No Creates Space for Your Yes — Solo Episode
Themes: Boundaries, Regret, Awareness, Appreciation, Self-Love, Victim Mentality, Community
Today I’m comin’ at ya with a short but sweet solo episode and sharing some things I’ve read lately that have blown my mind and brought some newfound awareness to my behaviour. I hope sharing these reflections offers insight into your own circumstances, behaviours and ways of being in the world so we can all move together towards creating a more loving, open, boundaried and secure space!
Boundaries: how they’re medicine for both you and those around you
Having reverence and appreciation for new awarenesses instead of feeling shame and regret for past decisions
Saying no (and sitting in the discomfort of a no) in order to make space for your yes
Appreciation for our parents and their stru
09/02/2023 • 19 minutes 18 seconds
#256: That Sucked, Now What? Cultivating Resilience with Dr. Neeta Bhushan
Themes: Grief, Loss, Transformation, Resilience, Anger
Today I’m chatting with Dr. Neeta Bhushan, a world-renowned emotional health advocate and expert in the areas of grit and resilience. In this episode, we talk about her new book That Sucked. Now What?: How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Mess, embracing the suck, and how to get back up after life inevitably knocks us down.
Neeta has shared her thought leadership on international stages, is the host of her popular podcast The Brave Table, and has authored best-selling books such as Emotional GRIT: 8 Steps to Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Thoughts, and Change Your World. She’
06/02/2023 • 1 hour 19 minutes 2 seconds
#255: Men’s Work: Facing Your Darkness and Finding Freedom with Connor Beaton
Themes: Masculinity, Emotions, Vulnerability, Relationships, Men’s Work, Self-Worth, Purpose, Pornography
Today I’m chatting with one of my good friends, Connor Beaton. Connor is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization dedicated to men's wellness, success, and fulfillment. Connor is a coach, facilitator, teacher, podcast host, and speaker who helps men from all over the world find purpose, healthy love, a joy-filled life, and fulfilling sexual connection. His teachings draw from an in-depth apprenticeship in Jungian psychology, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and both Buddhist and Taoist traditions.
Known for his no-nonsense approach and compassionate understanding of human limitations, Connor has coached thousands of men through private coaching, group work, workshops, retreats, and masterminds. He has also shared the stage with renowned speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Lewis Howes, and Danielle
30/01/2023 • 1 hour 52 minutes 39 seconds
#254: It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay: Coping with Grief and Loss with Megan Devine
Themes: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Pain, Mental Health
Join me for a thoughtful conversation with Megan Devine: best-selling author, psychotherapist, and grief advocate. With over 20 years in the field - and deep personal experience of grief - she is the go-to authority for grievers, supporters, and industry professionals. Her pioneering work provides a professional, inclusive, and realistic approach to grief, one that goes beyond pathology-based, reductive models. If you’re currently feeling the deep pain of loss or are looking for ways to support someone who is, this episode is for you.
Megan’s book It’s OK that You’re Not OK has sold over 250K copies and is available in 16 languages. New York magazine’s The Strategist named the book in their “Top 16 Grief Books Recommended by Psychologists in 2021
23/01/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 55 seconds
#253: Healing in a Toxic Culture with Dr. Gabor Maté
Themes: Attachment Theory, Child Development, Trauma, the Mind-Body Connection, Authenticity, Boundaries, Illness, Health
It is such an honour to welcome renowned speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté to the podcast this week. Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on various topics, including addiction, stress, and childhood development. He has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, and has coauthored Hold On to Y
16/01/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 55 seconds
#252: How to Raise Independent Kids with Lenore Skenazy
Themes: Parenting, Safetyism, Fragility, Resilience, Childhood Independence, Autonomy, Technology
After her newspaper column “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” created a media firestorm, Lenore Skenazy got the nickname “America’s Worst Mom.” Nice. She went on to write Free-Range Kids, the book-turned-movement. (Second Edition just out!) She has been profiled in The New Yorker and lectured everywhere, from DreamWorks to Microsoft HQ to schools across America. On TV, you may have seen her on
12/01/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 51 seconds
#251: Love, Forgiveness, and Healing with Danielle LaPorte
Themes: Virtuosity, Self-Love, Self-Awareness, Virtue Signaling, Cancel Culture, Transformation, Boundaries, Forgiveness, Narcissism
Back for the second time is my good friend, Danielle Laporte. Danielle is an author, speaker, podcaster and a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” In this episode, Danielle and I chat about allll the things, including true, embodied virtuosity, virtue signaling, cancel culture, boundaries, narcissism and how to be loving in a world that’s waking up.
Danielle is the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, The Desire Map, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/White-Hot-Truth-Danielle-LaPort
09/01/2023 • 55 minutes 16 seconds
#250: Food for a Better Mood with Dr. Will Cole
Themes: Health, Relationships, Boundaries, Mental Health, Nutrition, Gut-Brain Axis
Is there a connection between the foods we eat and how we feel? How does the quality of our relationships and our boundaries (or lack thereof) impact our gut health? Does trauma affect the microbiome? In this episode, I’m chatting with leading functional-medicine expert Dr. Will Cole to explore the connection between our relationships, the food we eat, and our overall mental and physical health.
Dr. Cole consults people around the globe and started one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world over a decade ago. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, he specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain proble
02/01/2023 • 55 minutes
#249: New Beginnings with Kylie McBeath
Themes: Alignment, Codependency, Family Dynamics, Gender Roles, Transitions, Trust
For the last episode of the year 2022, Kylie and I are here to share an exciting milestone in our lives. We are so excited for what’s to come and to finally share this part of our journey with you. Big love and happy holidays to you and yours!
What it means to live in alignment
Trusting your choices and inner knowing
Mature love and how to recognize it
A special announcement from Kylie and me!
Our thoughts on the provider role and societal expectations
01:10 The past two years
02:33 Making hard decisions
11:40 Returning to the soul
13:36 Contrast is a beautiful teacher
15:12 Trusting your
26/12/2022 • 1 hour 9 minutes 32 seconds
#248: Body, Mind, and Soul Alignment with Bobbi Vogel
Themes: Etheric Medicine, Health, Spirituality, Clairvoyance, Purpose
Bobbi Vogel is the founder of the Center for Etheric Medicine. She is a spirit taught clairvoyant healer, medical intuitive and medium to the soul, mind and body. She ascertains what is out of alignment creating vibrational dis-ease in the etheric body, both before and after it duplicates as a physical body illness. Light, intention and reverence are the tools used as an architect of vibrational anatomy. She brings into alignment the soul, mind and body to create the environment for intrinsic healing and release.
Bobbi teaches that we must have compassion for our humanity as we consciously collaborate with our soul on the journey to health and healing. It all begins with faith. She currently collaborates with doctors as this is the now of medicine.
How the etheric body differs from o
22/12/2022 • 1 hour 5 minutes 52 seconds
#247: The Magic of Uncertainty — Solo Episode
Themes: Uncertainty, Trust, Transformation, Alignment, Surrender
I truly believe life always works out — even when it feels like nothing is going to plan. But this idea, of course, can be a challenging one to accept. It’s so hard for us to see the magic of what’s unfolding and trust the timing of the universe when we’re still in love with a previous story of what could have been. Imprisoned by the idea of how things were supposed to work out. We so often get stuck in the moment we were wishing for that we don’t allow the beauty of this moment to unfold.
Join me in the special solo episode as I expand on what it means to trust life’s timing, embrace the uncertainty and walk the path as it appears.
The magic in embracing the way things are instead of forcing outcomes
Why we get stuck in frustrating patterns, and what hol
20/12/2022 • 28 minutes 11 seconds
#246: What Kids Really Need with Donovan Taylor Hall
Themes: Children, Child Education, Mental Health, Self-Worth, Self-Love, Growth Mindset
Today’s guest, Donovan Taylor Hall, is the teacher I think we all wished we had growing up.Dubbed the ‘Modern Day Mr. Rogers,’ Donovan is a youth advocate and educator on a mission to teach children how to build positive self-identity, self-worth and determination. His work aims to help kids of all ages create a solid relationship with themselves and learn the skills they need to take care of themselves both mentally and emotionally. Slow. Clap.
Donovan has been featured on the Today Show, NowThis and several podcasts for his important work in positive youth development. Although his work started with kids, he has recently shifted into helping adults take care of themselves as well, using the same skills and inner child work. Join us as we discuss Donovan’s story, the current education system, how it’s affecting
12/12/2022 • 1 hour 12 minutes 27 seconds
#245: The Problem with Toxic Positivity with Whitney Goodman
Themes: Toxic Positivity, Social Media, Authenticity, Parenting, Mental Health
Meet Whitney Goodman, LMFT — a radically honest psychotherapist behind the hugely popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit, author, and the owner of The Collaborative Counseling Center, a virtual therapy practice in Florida. Whitney's debut book, Toxic Positivity: Keeping it Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy, shows readers how to shift the goal from being happy to being authentic in order to live fully. In this episode, we discuss toxic positivity and how a “good vibes only” mentality, while good-intentioned, can actually backfire when we’re denying and dismissing the hardships of life.
What the term toxic positivity means, and why constantly striving to maintain
08/12/2022 • 45 minutes 16 seconds
#244: How to Create a Lasting, Healthy Relationship with Dr. Stan Tatkin
Themes: Relationships, Attachment Theory, Conflict, Interdependency
Today I’m honoured to be joined by Stan Tatkin: PsyD, MFT, clinician, author, researcher, co-founder of the PACT Institute and all-around relational ninja. Stan’s ability to help couples navigate the often tricky waters of relationships is truly unparalleled, and in this episode, you’ll understand why. Join us as we discuss attachment theory, the leading causes of breakups and, ultimately, how to co-create a thriving, lasting relationship.
Dr. Tatkin is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. He maintains a private practice in Southern California and leads PACT programs in the US and internationally. He is the author of We Do, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0
05/12/2022 • 58 minutes 28 seconds
#243: Healing the Political Divide with Marianne Williamson
Themes: Politics, Spirituality, Health, Transformation, Self-Love, Unity
Join me for a thought-provoking discussion with bestselling author, political activist and spiritual thought leader, Marianne Williamson. For more than three decades, Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers, and ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. In this episode we discuss self-love, spirituality and our best shot at healing the divide we are experiencing in society right now.
How love and healing our own shadows first can help heal the political divide we are experiencing now in the world
Non-violence political resistance and why it’s one of the most effective ways to spark political change
28/11/2022 • 59 minutes 56 seconds
#242: It’s Happening Right Here with Tim Ballard
Trigger Warning: This episode may be emotionally challenging and contains discussions of child trafficking and exploitation. Listener discretion is advised.
Themes: Child & Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation, Pornography, Sex Education, Online Grooming
You probably know by now that I’m all about having difficult yet necessary conversations, and this episode with Tim Ballard is no exception. Tim is an anti-human trafficking activist, author, and the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad. His work has both inspired me and made me feel incredibly naive about what goes on under our noses in most communities across the country and the world.
Tim spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and was deployed as an undercover
24/11/2022 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
#241: Live Your Truth with Dr. Martha Beck
Themes: Integrity, Truth, Alignment, Religion, Liberation, People Pleasing, Authority
It is my great honor to welcome Dr. Martha Beck, New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and speaker to the podcast this week. Her newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller and felt like a journey home for me — one of those books where I found myself yelling “EFF YES!” out loud while reading. You know the kind.
Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” She is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for her unique combination of science, humor, and spirituality. In this episode we cover navigating the internal split when you’re out of alignment or integrity and the magic that awaits when you have the
21/11/2022 • 54 minutes 9 seconds
#240: What's Soil Health and How It's Affecting You with Rob Herring
Themes: Health, Sustainability, Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Nutrition, Food Systems
Is Glyphosate really that bad? Does buying local produce actually make a difference? Why should we care about soil — it’s just dirt, right? WRONG! So pumped to bring you this conversation with environmental filmmaker, citizen journalist, and musical activist, Rob Herring. Rob is the director and producer of the award-winning film The Need to GROW, which explores the opportunity we have to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of earth. Join us for a fascinating chat on the importance of restoring our connection to nature, rethinking our food system and regenerating our most precious natural resource: soil.
Why using the herbicide Glyphosate has become common-practice for fa
14/11/2022 • 1 hour 9 minutes
#239: A Hopeful Vision for Humanity with Dr. Zach Bush
Themes: Consumerism, Humanity, Biodiversity, Health, Sustainability, Natural Law, the Microbiome
Dr. Zach Bush is back for the third time for a deep dive into the health and future of both humanity and our planet. Zach is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care and is an internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, soil health, food systems, and a regenerative future.
In this episode, we dive into the planet's vulnerability and how it’s demanding a massive change in our current systems. We also explore the responsibility we all have to reimagine humanity as a system of coherence with nature instead of fighting against natural law.
Why the world is in a state of tumultuous transformation and what is possible for humanity and the earth if w
07/11/2022 • 1 hour 9 minutes 26 seconds
#238: Say YES to Yourself — Solo Episode
Themes: Alignment, Authenticity, Transformation, Self-Love, Values
Feel like there’s something more to life? Like you’re not quite reaching your potential? Perhaps you want a more fulfilling career, a better relationship, to heal your relationship with money, your body, social media, or your family. Whatever it may be, this split — the space between what you say you want, who you say you are and who you’re actually being and what you’re choosing — is one of the most significant sources of our pain, our addictions, and our emotional, mental, and physical health issues. I know this firsthand.
Join me as I explore how to merge the gap between where you are now and what is possible for your life. Will you move toward your soul’s calling? Can you say yes to yourself? Can you claim your potential? Consider this your invitation.
31/10/2022 • 19 minutes 56 seconds
Mental Health, Radical Self-Love and Healing Generational Trauma with Zachary Levi
Themes: Social Media, Self Love, Self Worth, Hollywood, Trauma, Mental Health
This week I’m joined by one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, Zachary Levi, with critically acclaimed roles in TV, film, and on Broadway. You may recognize him from his career catapulting role as Chuck Bartowski in the hit NBC series, Chuck, from his recurring role on Amazon Studios’ Emmy winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, or from his recent roles in American Underdog, the Kurt Warner Story and the 2019 blockbuster hit, Shazam!.
In this episode we jam on the addictive nature of social media, the problems Hollywood and reality TV perpetuate, plus Zachary’s emotional journey through a lifetime of crippling anxiety and depression and how a breakdown led him to ultimately find joy, gratitude, self-love and acceptance.
24/10/2022 • 1 hour 8 minutes 16 seconds
Healing Through Infidelity with Rainier Wylde & Kristi Born
Themes: Relationships, Transformation, Acceptance, Infidelity, Authenticity, Codependency
In this heartfelt episode, I sit down with power couple Rainier Wylde and Kristi Born as they share the intimate details of how their relationship has evolved through infidelity. We discuss relational pain as a potent catalyst for transformation, the beauty in being honest with ourselves and our partner, and viewing ruptures as an invitation to truth.
About Rainier & Kristi:
Rainier Wylde is an author, teacher, and speaker. He has embraced life for all it is, celebrating its highs and learning from its lows. Rainier has managed a Fortune 500 company and built businesses; he has also elegantly blown them up, burned them down, and started over from scratch. Studying with Zen masters and Sufi mystics, Rainier founded and participated in neo-monastic communities for many years, becom
17/10/2022 • 1 hour 5 minutes 45 seconds
Cultivating Mindfulness with Manoj Dias
Themes: Anger, Emotions, Mindfulness, Meditation, Breathwork, Self-Awareness
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” I’ve loved this quote from Viktor E. Frankl for a long time, and it speaks directly to the topic of today’s episode: mindfulness. Tune in as I explore with returning guest Manoj Dias what is possible when we commit to a practice of loving self-awareness.
Born and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, Manoj Dias is an animated speaker, humble teacher and always a friend. Once tethered to a life of self-management, instead of self-awareness, he now intimately understands what it means to be healed from the inside out. Through mindfulness and meditation, Manoj has helped thousands of people around the world trade mania for pause, so that they may live fearlessly in honor of a happier and mo
10/10/2022 • 47 minutes 40 seconds
Return to Nature & Take Your Power Back with Darin Olien
Themes: Food Systems, Nutrition, Health, Superfoods, Sovereignty, Environmental Health
Join me for an epic chat with Darin Olien: co-host of the Emmy® award-winning docuseries, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, NYT best-selling author, chart-topping podcast host and passionate advocate for human and environmental health. For over 20 years, Darin has traveled the globe in search of ways to holistically heal our society through food, exercise, and mental health and I’m pumped to have had the opportunity to pick his brain in this episode.
How Down to Earth with Zac Efron serendipitously came to be
The dire reality and consequences of ultra-processed foods and chemical agriculture
Why we need to return to ancient and indigenous agricultural practices for the health of ourselves and the planet
06/10/2022 • 57 minutes 6 seconds
You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone with Aaron Albert
Themes: Mental Health, Social Media, Self-Help, Breakups
Meet Aaron Albert: my buddy, co-founder and the CEO of Mine'd — a digital platform we co-created to connect you with top emotional wellness experts and community through daily live and on-demand classes. Tune in as we explore the landscape of social media as it pertains to mental health for both consumers and creators, plus our idea to create a different way of orienting towards mental, relational and emotional health challenges.
A former child actor on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, Aaron has spent the adult part of his career in the health and wellness space, working with companies to build products and experiences that make people's lives better. As the co-creator of the largest chain of boutique spin studios in Southeast Asia, Absolute Cycle, Aaron was able to merge together two of his personal passions: fitness and motivation. Over the past four years
03/10/2022 • 47 minutes 18 seconds
Eat Smarter with Shawn Stevenson
Themes: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Transformation, Mindset
This week I’m joined Shawn Stevenson, author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter and the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter. In this episode Shawn shares how he was able to heal himself from chronic illness and turn a dire diagnosis around through simple mindset and nutrition changes.
Shawn is also creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and became the cofounder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC News, ESPN, and many other major media outlets.
How changing hi
27/09/2022 • 1 hour 16 minutes 45 seconds
Stepping into Entrepreneurship with Dan Harrison
Themes: Entrepreneurship, Career, Transformation, Purpose
If you’re a therapist, practitioner, naturopath or healer looking to build your biz online and cultivate more meaning, abundance and freedom in your life, then this episode is for you! Tune in for an insightful conversation with Dan Harrison; former certified financial planner turned course creator and online business mentor who specializes in authentic selling, relationship-based marketing and transformational leadership.
The beauty of entrepreneurship and starting before you’re ready
The best place you can focus your time and energy as an entrepreneur
Selling the transformation vs. your time
Some of the most common challenges when stepping into entrepreneurship
02:14 Soulful Sales
22/09/2022 • 47 minutes 5 seconds
Overcoming Perfectionism with Vitale Buford Hardin
Themes: Perfectionism, Excellence, Career, Authenticity, Self-Compassion, Self-Worth
This week I’m pumped to be joined by my good friend, Vitale Buford Hardin who is a top leadership consultant, driver of leadership excellence, and CEO of The Hardin Group, a leadership consulting firm. Tune in as we unpack perfectionism, why it manifests, how it affects us in the workplace and within our relationships, and ultimately how to actually heal from it.
Vitale believes that “who we are is how we lead,” so the real leadership work begins with ourselves. Vitale brings her training and concepts to life in a fun and relatable way, empowering teams and companies to transform the way they work, produce, and relate. She is an iPEC-certified executive coach, trainer, award-winning speaker, and author. Featured in The New York Times, she is the author of the book, Addicted to Perfect, detailing her struggle with perfectionism and ho
19/09/2022 • 39 minutes 49 seconds
The Art of Self-Inquiry with Byron Katie
Themes: Self Inquiry, Ego, Liberation, Awareness, Mental Health, Spirituality
This week I’m SO excited to be joined by a trailblazer and icon whose work has deeply impacted my life: Byron Katie. Tune in to discover the powerful method of inquiry born directly out of Byron Katie’s experience that allows you to release yourself from suffering and access the wisdom that always exists within you.
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.
Byron Katie has been bringing The Wo
12/09/2022 • 55 minutes 51 seconds
How to Relationship Better with John Kim & Vanessa Bennett
Themes: Attachment Theory, Conflict, Relationships, Intimacy, Parenthood
Today I’m joined by John Kim and Vanessa Bennett for a wonderful conversation discussing the core themes from their new book, “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” including how to navigate differences in your relationship.
John Kim (aka The Angry Therapist) and Vanessa Bennett are not only licensed therapists and relationship coaches but master plate spinners. Writing books, hosting podcasts, creating mental health content, and raising their toddler are just a few of those spinning plates.
Before their worlds collided, they each experienced the painful expiration of long term relationships which thrust them into their inner journeys, personal therapy, therapy school, and helping thousands of people relationship better. As a couple, they are committed to being transparent about their baggage, bullsh*t, and the slippery knots of their own imperfect r
05/09/2022 • 57 minutes 58 seconds
Turn Your Pain into Your Purpose with Jayson Gaddis
Themes: Relationships, Conflict, Relationship Coaching, Intimacy, Emotional Intelligence
In today’s episode I’m joined once again by the insightful Jayson Gaddis. Tune in as we discuss some of the most common relational challenges we both encounter and how Jayson helps others both better understand relationships AND teach relational skills themselves through The Relationship School.
Jayson Gaddis, author, podcaster, speaker, and “personal trainer for relationships”, is a global leader on interpersonal conflict and connection. He got tired of complaining that street-level relationship skills are not taught in school, so he founded The Relationship School, an impact-based company dedicated to helping individuals, couples and teams work out their differences in order to have indestructible relationships. His new book Getting to Zero: How to work Through Conflict In Your High Stakes Relationships was voted Editors Choice
01/09/2022 • 44 minutes 13 seconds
The Best Relationship Advice You’ll Hear Today with Jeff Guenther, LPC
Themes: Relationships, Dating, Red Flags, Infidelity, Forgiveness, Attachment Theory
I’m super pumped to be joined by Jeff Guenther, aka @therapyjeff for today’s episode. I’ve been watching Jeff distill complex information and break down relational challenges online in such a consumable and digestible way for some time now, so to sit down with him today and go deeper into allllll things romantic relationships is an honour.
Jeff Guenther is a licensed professional counselor in Portland, Oregon. He’s been a therapist since 2005 and his practice focuses on both couples and individuals. These days, he spends most of his spare time making one-minute videos for TikTok and Instagram, and more in-depth content on Patreon. Consider following him on all the platforms for relationship advice, tips, pep talks and other resources to maximize your mental health.
29/08/2022 • 58 minutes 38 seconds
Reclaim Your Self-Worth, Change Your Life with Sophie Dear
Themes: Self-Worth, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Emotions, Boundaries
In 2015, having worked in the world of TV for eight years, Sophie Dear was signed off work due to anxiety and insomnia. Feeling pretty broken, she retrained as a yoga teacher and started a journey of inner work. Then, very suddenly at the end of 2019, Sophie's 10 year relationship and marriage broke down. She jumped on a plane to Bali in March 2020 with a plan to work out what she truly wanted.
After stumbling across my work on Instagram, she took my Become a Boundaries Badass and Crushing Codependency courses, both of which had a huge impact on her relationships and self-worth. Sophie now works as a self-worth empowerment coach and is very much enjoying her best life. As she explains in this episode, re-discovering her self-
25/08/2022 • 53 minutes 59 seconds
Embracing Truth — Solo Episode
Themes: Overcoming Fear, Speaking Your Truth, Authenticity, Alignment, Integrity
So often, we allow the human in us - the part that has fears and limiting beliefs - talk us out of what feels right on a soul level. We talk ourselves out of taking courageous action, starting something new, laying a boundary, having a conversation, moving in a new direction… because stepping into the unknown is scary AF. It’s much easier (and more comfortable) to stay in the spaces, cycles and patterns that are already working and familiar. But the reality is this: when we know we can become more and we don’t answer the call, the pain of misalignment will eventually catch up.
Which brings me to where I am today: realizing I have not been fully liberated and in integrity on @createthelove for some time. I’ve been holding back my full expression on social media, afraid of how I might be received — but I realize that in doing so,
22/08/2022 • 33 minutes 4 seconds
How to Take Charge of Your Health with Dr. Tyna Moore
Themes: Health, Personal Responsibility, Mindset, Food Systems, Resilience, Medical Autonomy, Longevity
They say when the student is ready the teacher arrives, and that was exactly the case with today’s guest, Dr. Tyna Moore. With nearly three decades of experience in the medical world, Dr. Tyna Moore, ND, DC is a leading expert in holistic regenerative medicine and resilient health. Traditionally and alternatively trained in science and medicine as both a Naturopathic Physician and Chiropractor, she brings a unique perspective to those wishing to build a more robust foundation in their health and well-being. She is a podcast host, author, speaker, kettlebell devotee and mother as well as a fierce advocate for health autonomy and personal responsibility, which she helps others improve through her many offerings at drtyna.com and on her podcast, The Dr Tyna Show.
Join us as we talk abo
15/08/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 4 seconds
A New Definition of Masculinity with John Wineland
Themes: Liberation, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Karma, Relationships, Self-Awareness
John Wineland is a renowned author, teacher and speaker who guides both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment. I’ve admired John’s work for years, incorporating many of his teachings into my own journey.
Join us for this episode where we explore a new vision of awakened masculinity — one rooted in conscious awareness, unflinching responsibility and true leadership. One that invites men to feel deeply, disavow numbness and turn away from ego-driven dogma that has harmed women, the planet, and men themselves.
John's embodiment-driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years of experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice but from 13 years of intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida. Drawing from Deida's revolutionary frame
08/08/2022 • 50 minutes 52 seconds
Be Authentic — It's Good For Your Health with Dr. Christian Gonzalez
Themes: Healing, Health, Holistic Health, Emotions, Self-Expression, Authenticity
I often talk about the deep impact both our relationships and emotional health have on our physical health, so this week I’m thrilled to be diving deeper into the subject with the one and only Dr. Christian Gonzalez. Join us for a beautiful conversation about why authentic self-expression and releasing suppressed emotions is so important for the health of your body, mind and spirit.
Dr. G took an interest in many fields of medicine, but it wasn’t until his mother passed of cancer that he decided to shift his focus to oncology. There he found a passion for helping people optimize their health by preventing chronic disease and he soon realized that cancer was not simply nutritional or exercise-based, it was much more than that.
As he studied this concept more, Dr. G became passionate about environmental medicine as well as the mi
01/08/2022 • 43 minutes 54 seconds
The Business of Birth Control with Ricki Lake
Themes: Birth, Birth Control, Reproductive Health, Body Autonomy, Informed Consent
This week I’m joined by powerhouse Ricki Lake to discuss her fascinating new documentary, The Business of Birth Control. Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, this new documentary examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation. Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill.
In this episode we explore the risks and side effects of the pill your doctor probably didn’t tell you about, unethical drug trials, the advantages of being in tune with your body and cycle, holistic alternatives to the pill, and so much more!
The risks and side effects of the pill you
25/07/2022 • 50 minutes 4 seconds
Spiritual Channeling with Paul Selig
Themes: Spirituality, Spiritual Awakening, Clairvoyance, Channeling, Medium
This week I’m joined by one of the foremost spiritual channels working today — Paul Selig. Described as “a medium for the living,” Paul has the unique ability to step into and “become” the people his clients ask about, often taking on their personalities and physical characteristics as he “hears” them telepathically. In this episode, we discuss Paul’s backstory, how he discovered his clairvoyance and some of the wisdom he has channeled using his unique gift.
Paul was born in New York City and received his master’s degree from Yale. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant. In his nine breakthrough works of channeled literature, including I Am the Word, The Book of Mastery, and the Beyond the Known Trilogy: Realization, Alchemy, and The Kingdom author and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for personal and plane
18/07/2022 • 45 minutes 52 seconds
Love Your Imperfections with Jennifer Pastiloff
Themes: Self-Love, Self-Expression, Shame, Self-Care, Acceptance, Authenticity
This week I'm joined by yoga teacher, author and my friend, Jennifer Pastiloff. In this episode we discuss how to live from a place of love, accepting and being true to yourself, self-compassion, finding beauty in unexpected places and so much more.
Jen Pastiloff offers a unique style of teaching through her workshop “On Being Human”, which is based on her bestselling book of the same name. She describes these workshops as “a hybrid of yoga related movement, writing, sharing out loud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party.” She has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News and more for her unique teachings which she has taught to thousands of women in sold-out workshops all over the world.
One simple way to open yourse
11/07/2022 • 1 hour 8 minutes 22 seconds
Mind over Media with Renee Hobbs
Themes: Propaganda, Media Literacy, News, Persuasion, Social Media
Today I’m joined by Renee Hobbs, who is an expert in digital and media literacy education. She's the author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age and for 30 years has helped educators across four contents integrate digital and media literacy into all subject areas and grade levels.
In this episode, Renee unpacks what propaganda is, why we should be aware of it, and how it really affects and influences us. A topic as timely as ever these days!
How propaganda works and why developing critical thinking skills around all types of media is so important
How media messages shape our culture and society
How powerful language is as a persuasive tool
The importance of curiosity and seeking out
04/07/2022 • 40 minutes 6 seconds
How to Become More Self-Aware with Marc Champagne
Themes: Mental Health, Purpose, Career, Self-Awareness, Reflection
Today I’m joined by best-selling author, podcast host and mental fitness strategist Marc Champagne. In Mark’s book, Personal Socrates, he explored the pointed questions that stimulate our mental fitness and teach us how to direct our internal narrative to work for us instead of against us. Marc studied the prompts and practices of legends such as Kobe Bryant, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, James Clear, Coco Chanel, Stephen Hawking, and many others to bring clarity, intentionality, and possibility to every aspect of reader’s lives.
In this episode, Marc unpacks what he’s learnt about the mental fitness practices and reflective questions shaping the lives of some of the most successful and brilliant thinkers in the world.
27/06/2022 • 54 minutes 46 seconds
Creating Inner Peace in a Chaotic World with Kaylor Betts
Themes: Inner Peace, Mental Health, Purpose, Belonging, Self-Expression
Today I'm joined by my friend and the host of The Mental Wealth Podcast, Kaylor Betts. In this episode, Kaylor shares what it means to be both mentally healthy and wealthy, and how to cultivate inner peace in an increasingly chaotic world.
Kaylor Betts is a rising star in the mental health space; with a growing following and a hard hitting, buzzworthy podcast, The Mental Wealth Podcast. Kaylor is a contrarian and holds no punches when speaking out against mainstream opinion. He faced his mental health head-on, tackled his long history with anxiety and depression and has since taken a deep dive into studying human optimization to create a brand around what h
23/06/2022 • 53 minutes 1 second
The Psychology of Victim Mentality & Cancel Culture with Cory Clark
Themes: Human Biases, Victimhood, Cancel Culture, Virtue Signaling, Morality
Lately I’ve been feeling motivated to explore my own (and what seems to be the world in general’s) edge around having hard conversations. What shapes binary/black and white thinking, and what has created the inability to speak about subjects that have become so hypersensitive? How can can we disagree with love and curiosity?
It seems that more often than not, we cease talking about certain things altogether because it’s easier to avoid cancellation, the possibility of being critized, and conflict. But whenever we do this, we don’t actually serve our communities, our society, or the world as a whole.
I’m so excited for you to hear this conversation with Cory Clark and was blown away by the research she shares about human biases, victim mentality, and more. It gave me the opportunity to expl
20/06/2022 • 1 hour 16 minutes 20 seconds
Transform Your Relationship Patterns and Come Home to Yourself with Sheleana Aiyana
Themes: Self-Awareness, Trauma, Healing, Self-Love, Relationships
Today I'm joined by my dear friend and founder of Rising Woman, Sheleana Aiyana. In this episode we explore the importance of becoming aware of your patterns in relationship, where they came from and ultimately, how to transcend them to become “the one” you seek. Have you ever felt like people leave you for the exact same reason or that you date the same type of person… Every. Single. Time? These patterns are something that need to be acknowledged if we want to understand ourselves better and call in the healthy relationship we crave – both with ourselves and with another.
Sheleana Aiyana is the founder of Rising Woman, a growing community of more than 3 million readers. Her training and immersion in couples facilitation, inherited family trauma, family systems, conscious re
13/06/2022 • 48 minutes 40 seconds
You Don’t Need Prince Charming to Save You with Shannon Heth & Beau Nelson
Themes: Marriage, Love, Relationships, the Cinderella Complex, Breakups
Today I'm joined by the wonderful duo that is Beau Nelson and Shannon Heth, authors of Cinderella, You Bitch: Rescue Your Relationships from the Fairy-Tale Fantasy. In this episode, we speak about our society’s obsession with having a fairytale love story and happy endings. As kids, we’ve all heard the story of how Cinderella or other fairytale princesses found their prince charming, got married, and lived happily ever after, giving us unrealistic expectations of how relationships should be when we become adults. Listening to this episode will help you see the reality of a being in a relationship and how you can create the ending you desire.
Shannon Heth is a marketing and communications specialist who crafts creative strateg
09/06/2022 • 56 minutes 18 seconds
Build a More Loving Relationship with Terry Real
Themes: Relationships, Conflict, Patriarchy, Individualism, Sexuality, Masculinity
Today I'm honoured to welcome Terry Real back on the podcast. An internationally recognized family therapist, speaker, and author, and the founder of the Relational Life Institute (RLI), Real has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists to help people create the connection they desire in relationships. His groundbreaking, bestselling book, I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, established him as one of the most respected voices in the treatment of men and male depression and his expertise on men’s mental health and relationship issues have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show
06/06/2022 • 53 minutes 43 seconds
Exploring Non-Monogamy with Emily, Dedeker and Jase of Multiamory
Themes: Relationships, Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, Sexuality, Communication
The Multiamory Podcast was created by Emily Matlack, Dedeker Winston, and Jase Lindgren in 2014 to fill the lack of voices about polyamory who were young and accessible to a modern audience. They were also tired of hearing all the same old, traditional, sometimes toxic dating advice. After years of creating episodes, connecting with listeners, and growing an amazing community, they have broadened their own views on relationships and are now helping people in a wide variety of relationship formats from polyamory, to monogamy, to Relationship Anarchy.
Emily, Dedeker, and Jase believe in looking to the future of relationships, not maintaining the status quo of the past. They value ethics over tradition, and believe that a healthy world is one where everybody has agency in their relations
30/05/2022 • 1 hour 19 minutes 53 seconds
Hug Your Inner Child with Violet Benson
Themes: Relationships, Dating, Self-Worth, Attachment Theory
So excited to have Violet Benson, aka the Meme Queen, on the show today! Violet hosts the incredibly popular podcast, Almost Adulting (previously known as Too Tired To Be Crazy) and is most known for her viral brand, Daddy Issues, which has caught the attention of many celebs and over 5 million followers over the years.
The Almost Adulting podcast is one of today’s most popular mental health podcasts, using humour and heartfelt advice to prompt candid conversations about mental health and wellness. It features public figures peeling back their personas to divulge their “inner demons," and I myself had the pleasure of being
26/05/2022 • 1 hour 25 minutes 1 second
Give Yourself Permission with Joseph Sheehey
Themes: Depression, Addiction, Fulfillment, Health, Healing
Joe Sheehey is the Founder and CEO of the leading cannabinoid wellness brand, Cured Nutrition. As a former NASA contributing aerospace engineer, he led much of his life doing what he was “supposed to." Now, he is committed to pushing boundaries and changing the narrative around cannabis to contribute to a future of health that looks much different than the past.
How the pain of misalignment and doing what he was "supposed to" led Joe down a path freckled with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal attempts
What gave Joe the push to leave his comfortable job and follow his passion
Joe's mission to de-stigmatize cannabis and educate users on its benefits
23/05/2022 • 57 minutes 33 seconds
How to Deepen Intimacy and Keep the Spark Alive with Aubrey Marcus
Themes: Relationships, Monogamy, Polyamory, Communication, Psychedelic Medicine, Sexuality
Today I'm honoured to be joined by the man, the myth, the legend: Aubrey Marcus. Aubrey is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization.
Aubrey also currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the host of the <a href="https://www.aubreymarcus.com/pages/fit-for-service-masterm
17/05/2022 • 1 hour 10 minutes 9 seconds
Leaning Into Love with Chase Ramey and Mimi Lindquist
Themes: Relationships, Marriage, Divorce, Religion, Masculinity, Intuition, Health
I met today's guests through my partnership with Organifi and upon hearing their story, I knew I had to have them on the podcast to share it with you!
Chase + Mimi were childhood sweethearts and married in their early 20’s. After 3 years they actually separated and divorced, never thinking they would see each other again. They both hit physical, emotional, mental and spiritual rock bottom in 2017-18. Call it Source, the universe or divine intervention — after 3 years of intense self development and personal epiphanies, their new lives crossed paths organically and six months later Mimi was officially moving in with Chase to start 'Part 2’ of their relationship. Now Chase + Mimi host The Medicin Podcast and a
12/05/2022 • 1 hour 13 minutes 32 seconds
Spirituality, Addiction and Personal Transformation with Luke Storey
Themes: Spirituality, Personal Growth, Addiction Recovery, Psychedelic Therapy
Today’s episode is with someone I've had the pleasure of listening to for years, now — an incredible teacher with so much insight. Luke Storey, formerly a celebrity fashion stylist, is a motivational speaker and thought leader who has spent the past 23 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle. Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week to inspire people worldwide to transform their mind, body, and spirit.
His show covers an ever-expanding range of topics including sex and relationships, yoga, meditation, smart drugs, health myths and medical conspiracies, spirituality, mindfulness, health food and supplementation, herbs and alternative medicine, and digs deep into biohacking tech
09/05/2022 • 1 hour 14 minutes 15 seconds
How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D
Themes: Epigenetics, the Mind, Subconscious Beliefs, Self Love, Human Potential
Sitting down with today’s guest has been a long-time dream of mine, and I feel so honoured to be able to share this conversation with you. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. In this episode, Bruce talks about perception as the primary mechanism that controls biology, and I can promise you you're in for a fascinating episode!
Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co-author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. In 2009, Bruce received the prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony.
02/05/2022 • 1 hour 20 minutes 20 seconds
The Attachment Theory & Nervous System Connection with Sarah Baldwin
Themes: Relationships, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory
I know you're going to be pumped about today's guest because her last appearance on the podcast was one of my most listened to episodes ever! Back by popular demand is Sarah Baldwin, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach trained in Polyvagal interventions and on the training team at the Polyvagal Institute.
In Sarah's previous episode, she brilliantly broke down Polyvagal theory (i.e. how the autonomic nervous system works) and briefly touched on the intersection of Polyvagal theory and attachment theory. Today, Sarah's back to dive deeper into how these two theories work together subconsciously to inform the way we relate to and connect with others.
How a lack of a secure attachment with our primary childhood caregivers results in th
25/04/2022 • 1 hour 20 minutes 19 seconds
Clitoral Advocacy with Jessica Pin
Themes: Clitoral Anatomy, Cosmetic Genital Procedures, Medical Misinformation
Despite labiaplasty being one of the fastest-growing medical procedures in the past two decades, detailed clitoral anatomy has been largely missing from medical literature and curricula. Horrifying, right? My guest today is Jessica Pin, who is an advocate for the correction of medical misinformation about vulvas after experiencing a labiaplasty gone wrong at the age of 18.
Jessica has since launched into advocacy and has successfully had eight major medical textbooks update their content, with 15 more considering to future updates. She has also published a cadaveric study with plastic surgeons, convinced OB/GYNs to publish a cadaveric study, and effected changes in OB/GYN and plastic surgery board certification, standardized consent forms, and residency curricula. She holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washing
21/04/2022 • 1 hour 16 minutes 2 seconds
How to Use Conflict to Actually Deepen Your Relationship with Nick Solaczek
Themes: Relationships, Couples Therapy, Personal Growth, Communication, Conflict Resolution
Today’s guest is not only a good friend, but an excellent teacher in the space of romantic relationships whom I’ve had the honour of watching grow as both a human and coach.
Nick Solaczek is an IMAGO Relationship Coach and one of my go-to recommended coaches to help people discover a more fulfilling experience of being in romantic relationship. He works internationally with individuals and couples who want to take their life and their relationships to the next level.
Why you keep having the same fights over and over again — and how to transcend the pattern
Practical scripts for moving through conflict with your partner using IMAGO dialogue framework
The five things that are necessary for safety within a relatio
18/04/2022 • 1 hour 22 minutes 13 seconds
A Holistic Approach to Wellness with IIN's Jim Curtis
Themes: Holistic Health, Integrative Nutrition, Health Coaching
Today I'm joined by Jim Curtis, who serves as the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s business and community leader. I wanted to bring Jim on the podcast to chat about the launch of IIN’s epic Health Coach Training Program, which I have the honour of teaching in among 95 of the world’s leading experts in health and wellness! This school has had an incredible impact over the last 30 years and is on a mission to transform the world through a ripple effect of health and happiness. If you've ever felt called to coach others to experience personal transformation, this episode is for you!
14/04/2022 • 40 minutes 43 seconds
How to Change Your Patterns in Love with Vienna Pharaon
Themes: Relationships, Dating, Patterns, Family Systems, Core Wounds
Recently I had the honour of hosting a webinar on relational patterns (and how to change them) with one of the top psychologists in the game, Vienna Pharaon. Vienna is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing out of New York City and is an absolute master at helping people identify their relational patterns, where they came from and ultimately, how to change them. I wanted to share this Q&A with you so you can hear other's stories and perhaps identify parts of your own within them.
How to stop comparing your current partner to your ex
Why you may choose people who are hot and cold or find you "hard to love"
How to stop obsessing over your ex, their current partner and why they didn't commit to you
How to navigate opposite-sex fri
11/04/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 10 seconds
Permission to Evolve — Solo Episode
Themes: Expansion, Personal Growth, Liberation, Authenticity, Boundaries
Today you get a very special solo episode that I'm so pumped for you to hear! Recently I was asked to give a talk to the community over at Almost 30, which is one of the Top 50 Podcasts globally — and for good reason! Co-hosts Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik have created an amazing, inclusive platform to fuel conscious evolution and I had SO much fun giving this talk that I knew I had to share it with you. I was definitely in the zone for this one!
Exactly what is required for expansion
How to become the authority of and feel in charge of your own life
How to navigate when authenticity and self-expression threaten belonging
What it means to truly be healed from a trigg
07/04/2022 • 32 minutes 34 seconds
Return to You with Shannon Kaiser
Themes: Inner Peace, Spirituality, Authenticity, Sovereignty, Intuition
Shannon Kaiser is a world-renowned spiritual and self-love teacher, speaker, and empowerment coach whose work I have admired and followed for many years. A bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment―including her new book Return to You: 11 Spiritual Principles for Unshakable Inner Peace― she guides people to awaken and align to their true selves so they can live their highest potential.
Shannon has been named among the “Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness” by MindBodyGreen and “your go-to happiness booster” by Health magazine. She’s also been named one of Entrepreneurs "Must-Follow Instagram Accounts for Inspiration" and" Top Facebook Accounts for Daily Motivation" by MindBodyGreen. In this episode, Shannon invites
04/04/2022 • 50 minutes 16 seconds
Codependency: the Disease to Please with Terri Cole
Themes: Codependency, Empathy, People-Pleasing, Self-Abandonment, Over-Functioning
In all of the years I have been doing this work and the thousands and thousands of messages I receive, codependency is by far one of the biggest issues I see. Over-functioning, over-delivering, people pleasing and ignoring your own needs? I’ve definitely been there! That’s why this week, I’m re-releasing one of my most popular episodes EVER to break down what exactly codependency is and how to break free from this unhealthy behavioural pattern.
In this episode I’m joined by my dear friend and all around bad-ass Terri Cole who is a New York based licensed psychotherapist, relationship and empowerment expert, best-selling author and co-creator of the Crushing Codependency course. I cannot speak highly enough of Terri's expertis
28/03/2022 • 48 minutes 21 seconds
This is How Relationships End with Matthew Fray
Themes: Marriage, Relationships, Commitment, Divorce, Trust, Intimacy
One night during his divorce, Matthew Fray started a blog. He needed to figure out how his ex-wife went from the 18 year old college freshman who adored him to the angry woman who thought he was a jerk and left him. As he pieced together the story of his marriage and its end, Matthew began to realize a hard truth: even though he was a decent guy, he was a bad husband.
As he shared raw, uncomfortable, and darkly humorous first-person stories about the lessons he’d learned from his failed marriage, his post – “She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink” — was read over four million times. Now, his book, This Is How Your Marriage Ends: A Hopeful Approach to Saving Relationships, is set to release this month.
Filtered through the lens of his own surprising, life-changing experience an
21/03/2022 • 1 hour 23 minutes 15 seconds
Healing From the Inside Out with Kylie McBeath and Meg Crockett
Themes: Health, Holistic Healing, Relationships, Transformation, Connection to Self
Today's episode is all about exploring the inner healing journey and how to uncover layers of conditioning so you can be finally be present with your true self, your intuition, and the innate wisdom that already exists within you.
I'm joined by my fiancé and Zura Health Co-founder Kylie McBeath and Meg Crockett. Meg is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach and is the Coaching Program Director & a Community Steward at Zura Health, in addition to working with clients 1:1. Meg is interested in deepening understanding and education on the true root causes of modern day illness, as well as freeing individuals from the pervasive societal programming that's keeping us sick, small, and disempowered.
Why health is so much more
17/03/2022 • 58 minutes 13 seconds
Become the Hero of Your Story with Drew Manning
Themes: Body Image, Mindset, Self-Love, Transformation, Self-Sabotage, Infidelity
Drew Manning is a fitness trainer, motivator, New York Times best-selling author, and creator of the Fit2Fat2Fit movement where he shares the lessons learned from his personal experiences of gaining and losing over 75 pounds.
I've been following Drew's work for a while now, and am so excited to have him on the podcast. His message extends well beyond health and fitness, and has empowered millions of people from all over the world with a healthy mindset, greater self-love, and empathy for those around them.
What inspired Drew to gain and lose over 75 pounds (on purpose, twice!) and his key takeaways from these experiments
How to approach your health and fitness goals from a place of self-love instead of 'hating yourself to skinny'
14/03/2022 • 1 hour 5 minutes 51 seconds
How to Love Yourself Properly with Sylvester McNutt III
Themes: Self-Love, Self-Worth, Shame, Forgiveness, Boundaries, Self-ReflectionSummary:
This week I'm bringing my good friend, author, speaker and coach Sylvester McNutt back on the podcast to chat about the often abstract topic of self-love. WTF does loving yourself even mean, anyway? What does self-love look like, and more importantly, why does it really matter? If you've asked yourself these questions, then firstly, you're not alone. And second, this episode is for you! Grab a mug of something delicious, settle in and get ready to take charge of your worth.Discover:
What self-love actually means (Hint: it's not just bubble baths)
The importance of investigating where shame shows up in your life and what it has to do with self-love
How to assess your behaviours and habits from a space of compassionate curiosity instead of criticism
07/03/2022 • 1 hour 6 minutes 50 seconds
Free Your Mind & Liberate Your Soul with Peter Crone
The Subconscious Mind, Limiting Beliefs, Personal Growth, Identity, Ego, LiberationSummary:
This week I’m thrilled to have Peter Crone, AKA the Mind Architect, join me on the podcast for mind-blowing episode. Peter works with everyone from world-class athletes to stay-at-home parents to redesign the subconscious mind. We exist within limiting mental constructs that dictate our thoughts, feelings, actions, and the results we experience, and Peter helps people and groups step outside of the world as they know it by identifying mental constructs that have been holding them back. Peter’s work explores the fundamental issues that affect us all to foster a deeper understanding of our common humanity. Peter is a writer, speaker, and thought leader in human awakening and potential.Discover:
Why we repeatedly subscribe to limiting beliefs
28/02/2022 • 1 hour 9 minutes 6 seconds
The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life with Laura McKowen
Themes: Sobriety, Addiction, Authenticity, Resentment, Belonging
Laura McKowen is the bestselling author of We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life and the forthcoming sobriety manifesto, Push Off From Here. Following a long, successful career in the Mad Men-esque drinking culture of advertising, Laura got sober and quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She has been published in The New York Times and her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, the Today show, and more. In 2020, Laura founded The Luckiest Club, a global sobriety support organization.
Our individual experiences of sobriety
Our thoughts on the current state of affairs and why we’re so divided as a collective
21/02/2022 • 1 hour 25 minutes
The Alchemy of Commitment with Kylie McBeath
Themes: Relationships, Commitment, Integrity, Intimacy, Relationship to Self
This week we’re diving further into the topic of commitment with a special episode straight from my Mine’d Liberated Love series with my love and partner, Kylie McBeath. Having recently gotten engaged, I wanted to share this conversation where we explore common fears around commitment and how to navigate what comes up for you as you explore deepening the agreements of your relationship.
Questions to ask yourself to uncover why you may resist commitment
Commitment to self as the foundation to commitment within a relationship
Why being committed doesn’t have to mean a loss of freedom
How to bring up your fears around commitment with your partner in a way that buil
14/02/2022 • 42 minutes 30 seconds
Let Yourself Be Loved - Solo Episode
Themes: Relationships, Commitment, Uncertainty, Self-Worth, Self-Compassion, Self-Acceptance
I remember when I was afraid to get engaged in my twenties, someone told me I was just afraid of commitment. That as a man, it was normal. I wasn't supposed to run towards love, but rather just surrender — as if it was some sort of life sentence I would need to learn to tolerate.
All of that couldn't have been more wrong. I wasn't afraid of commitment — I was afraid that love would hurt me.
Join me this week as I explore my thoughts on commitment, marriage, getting feedback, having compassion for yourself and what it means to trust yourself in love.
What may be behind your fear of commitment
Why trusting love means trusting yourself
Why your partner shouldn’t be your ‘
07/02/2022 • 39 minutes 49 seconds
You Are Divine Love with Danielle Laporte
Themes: Love, Courage, Awareness, Relationships, Ego, Curiosity
Ready to reconnect with your spiritual self? Well you’re in luck, my friend, because today one of my favourite teachers joins us to share some of the potent wisdom that has helped me on my journey of expansion over the years.
Danielle Laporte is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, the creator of The Heart Centered Membership and author of The Desire Map, The Fire Starter Sessions, and White Hot Truth. There are currently 350+ Heart Centered Facilitators running her programs in 24+ countries and her podcast, With Love, Danielle, ranks in iTunes’ Top 10 for wellness with over 1 million downloads. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, over 5 million people a month visit DanielleLaPorte.com.
31/01/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 21 seconds
Spotting Narcissism with Stefanos Sifandos
Themes: Dating, Relationships, Narcissism, Red Flags, Gaslighting
Our relationships and how happy we are within them has a powerful influence on our health, wellbeing and quality of life. In fact, in the Harvard Study of Adult Development which tracked the health of 268 sophomores over a period of 80 years, those who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80. Surprise, surprise: close relationships are what keep us going and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ or even genes.
With that in mind, I wanted to interview relational alchemist Stefanos Sifandos on the important topic of narcissism so you can feel more empowered as you navigate dating and your relatio
24/01/2022 • 42 minutes 58 seconds
The Nervous System Explained with Sarah Baldwin
Themes: Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory, Trauma, Nervous System Regulation, Relationships
Sarah Baldwin is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma Coach trained in Polyvagal interventions and on the training team at the Polyvagal Institute. She specializes in somatic trauma healing; attachment work, inner child work and nervous system regulation and I'm so excited to share her insight with you. In this episode, Sarah breaks down the brilliance of the nervous system so we can move out of dysregulated states and become the active operators of our lives.
The incredible protective force within each of us – the Autonomic Nervous System – and how this brilliant system functions to protect us from threat and danger
What is happening in the body when stored traumas and/or an insecure attachment styl
18/01/2022 • 1 hour 16 minutes 15 seconds
Understanding Mass Formation with Mattias Desmet
Themes: Psychology, Mass Formation, Groupthink, Belonging
The psychology of individuals is interesting, and how individual psychology is influenced by groups, media, marketing and fear is an area I’m going to continue to explore. It’s like family systems but muchhhhh larger. And much more complex. Yet still simple in the narrow ways we respond when afraid — thanks to evolution and our amygdala.This is why I’M SO EXCITED that I got to interview Mattias Desmet! He is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University in Belgium with a masters degree in statistics. As an academic researcher, Mattias started to study the statistics presented around the current events in early 2020 and it became clear to him that the stats needed further exploration and discussion, as did how we were approaching it psychologically.Mattias joins me to share his exper
10/01/2022 • 1 hour 6 minutes 43 seconds
Falling in Love Again with Diana Davis Dyer
Themes: Transformation, Awareness, Relationships, Breakups, Self Worth
Today’s guest slid into my DM’s with a story of transformation so inspiring that I had to have her on to share her experience.
Right before the pandemic, Diana Davis Dyer left her nine year relationship with her fiancé. With plans to be married in May 2020, she felt they were both individually functioning in darkness and that a "forever" like that was terrifying. Having never sat down to decide what kind of future and family she wanted, Diana felt so unsure of who she was and where she was going that a commitment so concrete scared her and prompted a life-changing decision to leave her relationship.
After moving out and living with a friend for six months, Diana discovered my work and completed my seven day
03/01/2022 • 42 minutes 22 seconds
Respond to the Call with Mary Shenouda
Themes: Nutrition, the Microbiome, Relationships, Health + Wellness
Mary Shenouda is a highly sought-after performance chef and specialist with clients including both professional athletes and Hollywood entertainers. Shenouda is also the creator and founder of Phat Fudge, a high-performance food line of her own formulation. After almost two decades suffering from debilitating “mystery” illnesses that doctors seemed unable to explain and prescription drugs failed to solve, Mary took matters into her own hands. Devoting years of dogged, personal research into the foods she was putting into her body, Shenouda decided to change the way she ate and was able to reverse her condition within months. This new lease on life would lead her to abandon a career in tech and start a performance-focused, private chef and consulting practice. Work
27/12/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 4 seconds
Shedding Societal Pressure with Amanda Goetz
Themes: Emotional Wellness, Mental Health, Sexuality, Societal Conditioning, Identity, Motherhood, Divorce
Meet Amanda Goetz, my good friend and founder of House of Wise. I’m always inspired by what is born from the space of pain, which is why I wanted to have Amanda on to share her story.
Raised in a conservative Midwest home, Amanda is a former group-fitness instructor, marathoner, and overall health nut. Over the past few years, she has navigated a divorce while being a mom of three children and working as a VP at a major wedding industry brand. Amanda turned to CBD out of desperation, and it changed her life. What she has created from her challenges is incredible and I hope her conversation inspires you as it did me.
Amanda’s story of divorce during the pandemic and how her personal exploration into
20/12/2021 • 53 minutes 3 seconds
The Power of Fun with Catherine Price
Themes: Fun, Technology, Social Media, Relationships, Behavioural Addiction
I discovered Catherine Price’s book, How to Break Up With Your Phone, during the height of what I like to call my “technology breakdown” this September. My relationship with my phone and Instagram was creating a lot of anxiety and resentment and discovering this book was the message I needed to explore and regain control in my relationship to technology.
Dubbed “The Marie Kondo of Brains” by The New York Times, Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist and speaker and the author of books including The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, and How to Break Up with Your Phone. She is also the creator and founder of ScreenLifeBalance.com, which is dedicated to helping people learn how to scroll less and live more. Her work has appeared in publications includi
13/12/2021 • 1 hour 9 minutes 20 seconds
Going Light with Kaiwei Tang
Themes: Technology, Social Media, Presence, Connection
Ever feel powerless to the powers of your phone and technology? I certainly have, and over the past few months, my relationship with tech has left me feeling more depleted and anxious than ever. So much so that I recently took my first break from Instagram in seven years!
This much needed space allowed me to discover how to relate to my phone and social media on my own terms, and this journey led me to discovering the Light Phone. I was fascinated by this genius idea and the company behind it creating products "designed to be used as little as possible." Say what?!
Joining me today is the Light Phone co-founder Kaiwei Tang. After meeting his business partner, artist Joe Hollier, at in a Google experimental program in 2014, this product designer helped create a smartphone alternative that promotes peace o
10/12/2021 • 1 hour 2 minutes 22 seconds
Get High on Your Own Supply with Wim Hof
Themes: Breathwork, Inner Power, Physiology, Cold Therapy, Trauma, Stress Management
"Just BREATHE, mother-f@&*er!" Join me in this fiery conversation with 'The Iceman', nicknamed so for breaking a number of records related to cold exposure including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.
In this episode with the legendary Wim Hof, we passionately explore the power we each hold to not only heal ourselves from within, but to control our physiology through will, breathwork and cold therapy. Get ready to have your mind blown and your inner fire ignited as we explore how to tap into your potential and unlock the multitude of benefits of the Wim Hof Method.
06/12/2021 • 56 minutes 13 seconds
The Body Doesn't Lie with Manon Mathews
Themes: Healing, Transformation, Relationships, Betrayal, Infidelity
Buckle up, friends, because in today’s episode we’re taking you on a ride. I have been consistently impressed with today’s guest and I was so inspired by her story that I had to have her on the podcast to share it with you.
For comedian and content creator Manon Mathews, comedy is life. It took more than luck for her hilarious antics on Vine to open the door for her career. Years of routinely embarrassing herself, improv classes, some stints as an amateur standup comic, unrelenting dedication, and a life-altering night out that forced her to change her ways—that’s what set her on the path to manifesting her dream life.
Join me and Manon as she shares her story of a whirlwind romance, the betrayal that shattered her reality and the incredible transform
30/11/2021 • 1 hour 31 minutes 31 seconds
Embracing Conflict with Jayson Gaddis
Themes: Conflict, Communication, Relationships, Personal Responsibility, Parenting
This week I’m joined once again by the brilliant Jayson Gaddis. Jayson is an incredible author, relationship expert and coach who teaches the one class we didn’t get in school – “How To Do Relationships.”
Jayson leads one of the most in-depth and comprehensive relationship educational programs and trains relationship coaches all over the world. He’s also the host of The Relationship School Podcast with over 5 million downloads and published his first book, Getting to Zero, in October 2021.
The number one thing we can do to better manage and move through conflict
Tools and techniques to master c
22/11/2021 • 49 minutes 21 seconds
Get More Sober with Gangaji
Themes: Fulfillment, Sobriety, Grief
They say when the student is ready, the teacher arrives, and that was most certainly the case with this week’s guest, Gangaji. I discovered Gangaji’s teachings in the depths of my recent breakup and her words sparked a profound journey deep within me.
As a teacher and author, Gangaji meets with seekers from across the globe and in all walks of life. She shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from her teacher Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.
The truths that dwell in stillness
The call to sobriety
How to take responsibility for your narrative
15/11/2021 • 56 minutes 48 seconds
Healing Your Programming with Rachel Fiori
Themes: Personal Responsibility, Self-Realization, Subconscious Programming
This week's guest is Rachel Fiori, MSOT and Mystical Therapist. For over 23 years, Rachel has empowered individuals, couples, high-profile people, and coaches across the world to reach a level of mastery in their lives. She strategically teaches how to let go of painful mental, emotional, behavioural, and inner child programs through self-realization so her clients can be free from suffering, create sacred relationships, and fulfill their life’s potential.
The importance of acknowledging our divinity
Why radical responsibility is key to healing the deeply embedded programs that often run our lives
How examining our own programming affects systemic change
Manipulation vs. conscious intention<br
08/11/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 5 seconds
The War on Nature with Dr. Nathan Riley
Themes: Quantum Philosophy, Medicine, Health Freedom, Harmony, Biology, Nature, Culture, Anthroposophy
Our inherent connection to the natural world is in a state of disharmony and Dr. Nathan Riley, who refers to himself as a recovering OB/GYN, joins us in this episode to talk about his experiences practicing within the constructs of the Western medical model, why he left, and how he pushes back against the template approach to human health + standardized medical intervention. Dr. Riley treats the whole being in order to facilitate an elevated, expansive, and embodied life (and a good death).
The problem with the Western medical model's one-size-fits-all, template approach.
Birthing practices, medical convenience, and coercion in “corporate” medicine.
Death, rebirth, and ancient wisdom.</l
01/11/2021 • 1 hour 37 minutes 28 seconds
The Complexities of Being Alive with Rainier Wylde
Themes: Self-Discovery, Societal Expectations, Individuality, Accountability, Repression
Experienced teacher, writer, and speaker, Rainier Wylde takes us on a journey of the human experience and his struggles with finding his true self. Rainier also shares how society conditions us to wear a cloak of dishonesty, and how we can dissolve the daily illusion we live and learn to be our true selves.
Deeper understanding of the human experience.
You have to be a SELF in order to be in relationships with others.
What fuels us to repress individuality.
What comes next when the mask comes off and it’s time to face your true self.
The basement of shadows and how it helps to dismantle your reality to find yourself.
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26/10/2021 • 58 minutes 27 seconds
Good Death: Solo Episode
Themes: Death, Breakups, Relationships, Boundaries, Learning to Let Go, Self-Reflection, Relational Endings
Death. Learning to let go. It’s easier said than done. You didn’t fight hard enough for this relationship.
These are words and phrases that haunt us when we shift towards a new phase of our lives, whether it’s professionally, romantically or both.
When we find ourselves at the end of a relationship we often feel that we need to fight so we can preserve the relationship. We feel that we need to give that extra push to preserve the love that once was. But what if...the best way to fight for the relationship is to let it go? What if...the best way to honour each other is to honour yourselves first?
When we find ourselves at these crossroads where do we go? What do we need to do to move on and grow?
How we mistake l
21/10/2021 • 32 minutes 40 seconds
Reclaiming Your Inner Fire with Anahata Ananda
Themes: Breathwork, Shamanic Healing, Transformation, Spiritual Awakening
Anahata Ananda blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. As a Certified High-Performance Coach, Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands of individuals through core life shifts, helping them to turn their life around and manifest the life of their dreams.
Anahata is the founder of Shamangelic Healing, based in Sedona Arizona, where she offers life coaching, virtual workshops, group retreats, private healing sessions and online courses. She is also the host of the internationally acclaimed Shamangelic Healing Podcast.
Anahata’s passion for guiding people through their transformational journey of reclamation and relighting their fire. </
18/10/2021 • 1 hour 3 minutes 5 seconds
Facing The Chaos with Jennifer Jimeno
Themes: Relationships, Self Discovery, Accountability, Self-Care & Social Conditioning
Jennifer is a hairstylist, writer, podcaster, and mother who shares her courageous and transformative journey of self-discovery and accountability. Jennifer also shares the importance of running towards the chaos instead of running away from it, and the value of putting in the work.
Jennifer’s personal journey learning to face challenges head-on.
Normalizing life’s beautiful struggles.
Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Jennifer’s Podcast: High Tide - a podcast about brave individuals navigating life's waves and g
11/10/2021 • 46 minutes 49 seconds
Discover Your Sparketype with Jonathan Fields
Themes: Career Fulfillment, Finding Purpose, Leadership, Identity, Personality Archetypes
Jonathan Fields is the mastermind behind the Sparketype assessment, which uses 30 million data points to help you discover your unique imprint, so you can become aligned with the work that makes you come alive!
Why you feel burned out and uninspired by your career, and how a simple, unexpected shift can bring more meaning and joy back into what you do.
How to reimagine your current work to feel more energized and inspired.
Tapping your Sparketype to ignite a sense of purpose, excitement, and possibility.
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04/10/2021 • 1 hour 7 minutes 32 seconds
The State of Things: Solo Episode
Themes: Identity, Othering, Restoring Our Humanity, Finding Your Center
The world is in a state where the divisiveness cuts so deep that human beings are actually wishing death upon one another for not falling in line with a particular point of view. How did we get here?
The issue of our resistance to discomfort and intellectual fragility.
Dehumanization in order to justify human rights violations.
The crafty marketing via captured organizations driving “othering” and exclusion.
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27/09/2021 • 30 minutes 1 second
Love Is Transcendent with Moe Ari
Themes: Loving + accepting Transgender family members, Re-learning how to receive love, Radical Authenticity
Moe Ari is a licensed marriage and family therapist + reiki practitioner who brings the confluence of these worlds to his healing practice. Moe specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in pursuit of authenticity + self-awareness.
Moe’s personal journey as a member of the Transgender community.
Overcoming adversity in the quest for your authentic self.
The authenticity versus belonging dynamic.
20/09/2021 • 1 hour 20 seconds
Crushing Comparisonitis with Melissa Ambrosini
Themes: Unhealthy Comparison, Social Pressure, Individuality, Identity
Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and empowerment entrepreneur Melissa Ambrosini walks us through overcoming what she’s coined “comparisonitis,” a.k.a. the unhealthy and incessant self-comparison that stems from spending so much of our time in the digital landscape.
The signs that you’re suffering from comparisonitis.
Embracing your uniqueness and becoming genuinely happy.
Getting clear on your own core values in order to heal from comparisonitis.
13/09/2021 • 1 hour 3 minutes 7 seconds
The Cost of Censorship with Africa Brooke
Themes: Self-Sabotage, Healthy Discomfort, Courage, Curiosity & Cancel Culture
As a collective, we must exit our echo chambers, open our minds, embrace nuance, and return to curiosity & reasoned discourse.
Practicing critical thought & becoming okay with the potential of being wrong
Creating an environment where it’s acceptable to experience healthy discomfort
The intrinsic power of curiosity and the value of embracing nuance
Collective self-sabotage and how “cancel culture” has created an environment where discourse is viewed as an affront
In this episode, I sit down with globally recognised mindset coach Africa Brooke to talk censorship, collective self-sabotage, and how the success of humanity relies on the understanding that we must be capabl
06/09/2021 • 1 hour 7 minutes 10 seconds
The Art + Science of Fulfillment with Robert Mack
Themes: Gratitude, Happiness, Success, Positive Psychology, Authenticity, Mental Health
Positive Psychology expert Robert Mack is one of the world's leading experts on the relationship between happiness and success. In this episode we discuss Robert’s own illuminations on healing from a life-altering event that completely shifted the course of his personal and professional trajectory + we get to the bottom of what blocks us from experiencing true peace, love, and joy in our lives.
How to avoid overwhelm with the infinite choices we’re faced with in our daily lives.
Learning to experience ourselves in a state of presence resulting in effortless success.
The transformation that manifests when we become rooted in beingness, planted in presence + grounded in gratitude.
03/09/2021 • 55 minutes 11 seconds
Attachment Theory 101 with Silvy Khoucasian
Themes: Attachment Theory, Attachment Styles, Dating, Relationships
THIS IS IT! The Attachment theory podcast you’ve all been waiting for! Silvy Khoucasian is my personal go-to expert for attachment theory so sit back and let us guide you through all things attachment!
Attachment 101- New Course all about Attachment Theory and attachment styles
Silvy’s background and expertise in Attachment Theory
What your attachment style tendencies are and how you can change them to create secure stable relationships
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26/08/2021 • 56 minutes 10 seconds
Just BREATHE with Josh Trent
Themes: Breathwork, Emotional Awareness
Josh Trent is back by popular demand! Josh is the Founder of Wellness Force Media , host of the Wellness Force Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19 years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. This episode is for new AND seasoned breathwork practitioners!
The role pain plays in shaping our ability to deal with adversity
The power of using breathwork to regulate emotions in everyday life
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19/08/2021 • 58 minutes 23 seconds
Quit Your Day Job with Cathy Heller
Themes: Careers, Alignment, Professional development,
Cathy Heller is your number one hype woman! Seriously I get so pumped talking to her. Cathy helps people find out what they truly love in life and then helps them find ways to get paid for it.
How to come back home to yourself and find out what you truly would like to do with your life
How to hold your own wants as goals for professional and personal development
What finding alignment with your professional life can do for your interpersonal relationships.
Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at
13/08/2021 • 58 minutes 49 seconds
On Loving Yourself: Solo Episode
Themes: Values, Relationship to self, Boundaries, Self-love
Join me on this gentle invitation to think about how you love and relate to your own self. What do you value? What do you hold sacred when venturing outside of yourself to love another? If self-love is ultimately about the choices we make, do you love your choices?
The process of processing grief
Why checking in with yourself is important
Nurturing mental and emotional health
What is self love?
Sitting with yourself and listening, "What this pain asking of you?"
Betrayal of self
How to have reverence for yourself
What does sacredness mean to you?
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08/08/2021 • 18 minutes 4 seconds
Inside Male Emotions with Bryan Reeves
Themes: Male emotions, Masculine vs feminine communication, Anxious attachment, Breakups
Bryan Reeves is a writer, educator and coach specializing in the male experience within relationships. Bryan is an expert in troubleshooting emotional expression and you're going to want what he has to say!
The male emotional experience and how men were traditionally expected to show up in relationships
What men AND women can do to take responsibility for how we communicate with each other
Bryan’s new book “Choose Her Everyday Or Leave Her”
04/08/2021 • 1 hour 2 minutes 2 seconds
What Femininity Wants with John Wineland
John Wineland is a speaker and teacher who leads men and women in the practices of embodied masculine leadership, spiritual intimacy and sexual polarity. John’s embodiment-driven teachings draw from over 30 years of experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice, as well as 10 years of intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida.
Listen in as John unpacks the roles that masculinity and femininity play in our lives. John is a master teacher who navigates this space like no other. You’re going to want to hear his new paradigm of how masculinity can inform what action needs to take place in order for more freedom and love to be experienced in a relationship. I’ve admired John’s work for years, incorporating many of his teachings into my personal journey. You can find out more about John via the following links.
What is authentic masculine and feminine energy?
28/07/2021 • 55 minutes 14 seconds
How To Not Die Alone - Logan Ury
What does the science say about finding and creating health relationships? This week I dive into the science on dating and love with behavioral scientist turned dating coach, Logan Ury, who is also the author of the incredible book How To Not Die Alone. Not only is Logan a dating and relationship science ninja, she's also the Director of Relationship Science at the dating app Hinge where she leads a research team dedicated to helping people find love. You're not going to want to miss her brilliant and practical insights on how to create the love. #seewhatididthere
Find Logan at www.loganury.com on Instagram.
What makes a great relationship?
The "romanticizer", the "maximizer" and the "hesitater"
The Disney and R
18/07/2021 • 50 minutes 37 seconds
Why You Run From Love (or Sabotage it) - Dr. Alexandra Solomon
Why do we have such a hard time stepping towards love and/or surrendering into it? Why do we sabotage relationships with people who actually want to love us? In this episode, I welcome back one of your favourites, Dr. Alexandra Solomon. She is an absolute relationship wizard and we discuss what gets in the way of love and why. We explore how to navigate the delicate space of relationships and take responsibility for ourselves, and invite our partner to take responsibility for themselves. You're not going to want to miss this wisdom-packed episode. Buckle up.
Why we don't touch the depth of grief and pain
Noticing and exploring patterns are necessary to create shift
Why do we hesitate talking about our feelings
Name your pain
Taking in feedback and healthy shame
How to deepen relationships
How to move through shutting down
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14/07/2021 • 1 hour 1 minute 48 seconds
The Impacts of Lockdowns - Dr. Jay Bhattacharya
This week I am so excited to welcome Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on the podcast. He is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and directs Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s recent research focuses on the epidemiology of COVID, including the lethality of COVID infection and effects of lockdown policies.
Listen out for:
The ideas behind pandemic plans, and why Dr. Bhattacharya says lockdowns will be viewed as the single biggest public health mistake in all of history.
Why public health officials' had the wrong approach by focusing on controlling all infections (or cases) in the population, rather than focusing on how to protect those most at risk.
The psychological, socio-economic, and physical effects that infection control/ lockdowns have had on individuals and communities.
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07/07/2021 • 1 hour 10 minutes 48 seconds
Recognizing Red Flags - Vienna Pharaon
This week I am so excited to share an amazing conversation from a Live webinar I hosted with one of my best friends, Vienna Pharaon. Vienna is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York, practicing out of NYC. Vienna received her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northwestern University and trained extensively at The Family Institute, Bette D. Harris Center.
In this episode we dive deep into dating, red flags, narcissism, unavailability, self-worth and so much more. Grab your pen and paper—this episode is dynamite!
Find more about Vienna's work here, and be sure to follow her on Instagram @mindfulmft.
Dating Q&A with Vienna
Dating dynamics and red flags
Why don't they text me back?
If you loved yourself would you res
30/06/2021 • 57 minutes 24 seconds
How You Relate Is Your Responsibility - Solo Episode
This week I wanted to share some thoughts on taking responsibility for our relationships. When we begin to understand things like our unconscious biases, explore the programs we were raised with, and recognize the BS of what we've been taught relationally — we are presented with a choice. We can choose whether or not we want to do the work, sit with the hard stuff, and become the best version of ourselves. Expansion is readily available to us... will you choose it?
Perspectives of the world of those who are "lucky" and those who are "unlucky"
The unconscious programs that are running the show
Healthy inquiry, self-responsibility and self-awareness
Expansion and the cocoon
Where your worth comes from
Explore the depths of who you are with grace and compassion
Progress and transformation and stepping into a new space
The beauty of repair
Take responsibility for
24/06/2021 • 18 minutes 13 seconds
Let Yourself Arrive - Solo Episode
How do you honour transitions? Are you able to sit in the space of expansion? Can you fly off the edge and trust? This week's episode is a personal life update. I share what life has felt like lately, moving cities, and how I've been navigating both change and uncertainty while continuously being called back to the present moment.
How to be more present and slow down through change and grief
Sitting with yourself is a gift
How to navigate through life transitions
Pay attention to the subtle nudges
Can you sit in the space that your soul has drawn you to and just trust?
Imposter syndrome is a sign you're on the right path
Can you have courage and let yourself arrive?
Your body is an amazing organic machine that can accomplish miraculous feats. But it needs the right fuel and signals to function at its best. Some of those signals include adaptogens which
16/06/2021 • 18 minutes 2 seconds
Healing Is Multi-dimensional - Dr. Mariel Buqué
I think it’s absolutely fascinating that a lot of the things we might be healing today… are not actually ours. You may have heard the words generational trauma, intergenerational trauma and collective trauma before – but what do they mean? How does this impact a person’s relational patterns, expansion, intimacy or growth? I am so excited for you to experience this week’s episode with the brilliant Dr. Mariel Buqué, a Columbia University-trained Psychologist, Intergenerational Trauma expert, and sound bath meditation healer. Her work focuses on the advancement of culturally responsive therapeutic practices that affirm the lived experiences of Black & Indigenous People of Color (BIPOCs). Her clinical work centers on healing wounds of intergenerational trauma, holistic mental wellness, and centering indigenous healing practices. We discuss the ways intergenerational trauma forms, caring for ourselves in a holistic way, healing from emotional wounds and how to transition into a libe
09/06/2021 • 47 minutes 11 seconds
How To Access Clarity & Connection - Yung Pueblo
This week I am honoured to welcome back Diego Perez onto the show. Diego Perez is a meditator, writer, and speaker who is widely known on Instagram through his pen name Yung Pueblo. His written works focus on the reality of self-healing, the movement from self-love to unconditional love, and the wisdom that comes when we truly work on knowing ourselves. Diego's practice of Vipassana meditation has given him a deeper understanding of liberation that inspires his writing. Through writing and speaking he aims to support the healing of the individual, knowing that when people release their personal burdens it helps humanity build a global peace.
In this episode Diego shares how meditation practice is a profoundly transformative path, and his primary vehicle for growth, healing and freedom. We anchor into how to traverse serious transformation on both an individual and global level. How to dance in nuance, how to practice love in its purest form, and how to deepen our connections
03/06/2021 • 1 hour 5 minutes 30 seconds
How to Harness The Power of Plant Medicine - Jenny Sansouci
I am so excited to welcome Jenny Sansouci onto the podcast! Jenny is the author of The Rebel's Apothecary: A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms. Jenny is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has been trained by functional medicine doctor Frank Lipman, MD, in New York City.
In this episode we discuss the various medical and wellness uses for cannabis and medicinal mushrooms. How they can enhance the lives of anyone living with pain, anxiety, depression, weakened immune system, insomnia, and more. We talk about the myths and stigmas associated with these powerful healing plants and fungi. We get into the research on psilocybin mushrooms, and share our personal journey’s — diving deep into the weird and beautiful blend of biological and spiritual facets.
What starts off as a conversation aiming to deepen your understanding and respect for organisms that literally exist under our feet, quickly shif
27/05/2021 • 1 hour 9 minutes 2 seconds
Supporting Women's Mental Health - Taryn Bird
This week I am excited to introduce you to the wonderful Taryn Bird, Senior Director of Social Impact, Kate Spade New York. She leads the social impact team, overseeing the company’s social enterprise initiative on purpose, philanthropic programs and corporate volunteering.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of women’s mental health, the impact it has in today’s society, and the gaps in the women & girls empowerment space. We dive into being proactive about mental health and wellbeing, knowing that you’re not alone, and the unique considerations that are important to recognize among women-identified individuals. Taryn candidly shares her own experiences with mental health, post traumatic stress, loss, and healing. I am so excited to share this important conversation with you as part of Mental Health Awareness Month and Mental Health Action Day.
The accessible mental health tools available to women, girls, and
20/05/2021 • 1 hour 12 minutes 26 seconds
Reprogramming Your Self-Worth - Lacy Phillips
This week we welcome back Lacy Phillips, founder of To Be Magnetic, a global manifestation expert and speaker specializing in unblocking subconscious beliefs of unworthiness while expanding into alignment with what one is calling in.
In this episode Lacy introduces us to Neural Manifestation - a concept backed by neuroscience, psychology, epigenetics and energetics, based on raising your self worth and stepping into your true authentic self. You'll learn how manifestation works, what blocks us, and how we can debunk superstitions or other childhood beliefs.
Why the "think positive" model doesn't work
Self-worth and deservingness is the law of attraction
We are projecting from the subconscious beliefs from our childhood
Understanding when you're doing the work but it doesn't happen, why?
Negative feelings are the roadmap to what's blocking you
05/05/2021 • 59 minutes 55 seconds
Activating The Activist In All Of Us - Mark Brand
Mark Brand is a pioneering entrepreneur and chef in the field of Social Impact and Community Development. Along with overseeing the 5 organizations under MB Inc, Brand leads his A Better Life Foundation in Canada, the United States, he is a Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation and Design Thinking, and has served as executive chef for the American Refugee Committee and Pope Francis's Climate Challenge. Brand has recently been appointed to the United Nations Catalyst team focusing on food waste, poverty, and the impacts of current systemic structures on the most marginalized. At the root of everything he works on, his belief is that the solutions are all attainable with deep cooperation and the understanding there is no “Us and Them, only Us.”
This transformative episode is one that can't be missed. Mark and I discuss poverty and how it affects all of us. Mark walks us through how we as individuals can take immediate steps towards eradicating poverty and becoming and activ
28/04/2021 • 1 hour 8 minutes 9 seconds
How To Become A Boundary Boss - Terri Cole
Back for a third time is the fantastic Terri Cole. Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist and global relationship and empowerment expert and this week she is here to talk all things BOUNDARIES!
Terri breaks down her own definition of Boundaries and walks us through the 10 rules of her Boundary Bill of Rights outlined in her new Boundary Boss Book. Understanding and getting to know your boundaries is the first step toward getting to know the real you, and building a life that aligns. Start by asking yourself - where am I angry? Where am I exhausted? Where am I not talking my truth?
What is a boundary and how to be a boundary boss
How we have learned codependency and people pleasing
Why do we say yes when we want say no
Why checking off the boxes can still leave you empty
What a boundary disaster looks like
Becoming fluent in boundaries is a process of learning about yourself
23/04/2021 • 52 minutes 15 seconds
Engineering Our Future - Dr. Zach Bush
Back by very popular demand, we welcome Dr. Zach Bush. Zach Bush MD is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, hospice care and internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, soil health, food systems, and a regenerative future.
Once again - I want to premise with the fact that this conversation is a complex one, and not for the faint of heart. After having Zach on previously to discuss the worlds response to the Covid-19 pandemic, I wanted to bring him back to further divulge the medical systems response to the virus, primarily; the vaccination, the PCR test and the various strategies that were implemented to combat this virus - plus so. much. more.
Fear mongering and isolation decreases the immune system
Why doesn't the government talk about strategies that promote health?
The benefits of sunshine/vitamin D, sleep hygiene, nutrition, an
19/04/2021 • 1 hour 39 minutes 57 seconds
How To Live Your Best Life, Integrated - Steph Corker
Steph Corker is my dear friend and the founder of The Corker Collective, a human capital consulting firm committed to everyone living their best life, integrated. She is passionate about potential and leading people towards personal transformation.
In this episode we dive into how to bring out the actualized version of yourself in all areas of your life, specifically - in relationships and your career. Join us to learn how to change what is possible in your life so you can love every moment you experience. You will learn how to allocate your time in a way that generates the best version of yourself and raises the frequency of every experience you encounter.
The Corker Collective: Injecting heart beats into businesses
How are you showing up in work, life, relationships, and is it the same?
The evolution of the workplace
To have a big life, you have to be willing to have big conversations
14/04/2021 • 1 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds
Mark & Kylie - Let It Burn Pt. 2
Part 2 of the much anticipated conversation with my partner Kylie on our breakup is here. We dive deeper into the imperative work that was required of both of us to be able to re-enter into right relationship, together. Both Ky and I explore the necessity of the rupture, our wounding and how we healed. Join us for Part 2 of this emotional conversation that further explores so many crucial topics from Part 1. Expanding, unpacking and dismantling old frameworks around what we were taught about relationship. Letting go of what no longer served us, to invite reconciliation.
Relational patterns and dynamics
What is buried underneath grief, loss and suffering
The deep soul knowing that it's time to let go of your old self
The key behind deep, meaningful relationships
How suffering gives us a gift
Support and community is vital during a breakup
Examining and processing generational linea
09/04/2021 • 1 hour 22 minutes 33 seconds
How To Change Your Life Through Meditation - Laurasia Mattingly
This week we jam with Laurasia Mattingly about the power of mindfulness and meditation. Following the loss of her mother, Laurasia began exploring her own spirituality as a means of working through her grief to find peace in the uncertainty of life. Laurasia shares with us how meditation can transform our lives. Join us as we explore how we, through mindfulness and meditation, can overcome our stress and free up the space for us to deepen our relationship with ourselves and our intuition.
The beautiful power of meditation
Can you sit with it?
Start with mindfulness
The power of presence
Why is it difficult to hold so many feelings
Joy vs. Happiness
How softening your parameters makes everything easier
Why life is delicious within this space
Are you abandoning yourself?
Loneliness vs. Alone
Beauty is growing from where you are hurt
05/04/2021 • 54 minutes 32 seconds
How To Transform Anger Into Growth - Alejandra Proaño
Alejandra Proaño is an Anger Management Specialist and is the co-owner of Moose Anger Management. She directs Healing Anger, the program for women that now runs online and worldwide. She and her team specialize in individual, couple and group counselling work on anger and addictions. Alejandra holds a Specialization in Family Therapy, a Master’s in clinical psychology, a Master’s in Science and a Master’s in Literature.
I am so excited to have Alejandra on this week for an extremely informative conversation on anger - how so many of us don't truly know how to express it or feel shame in the emotion. Anger is necessary to protect the integrity of individuals in a relationship; it represents the need for a boundary. Our capacity for a compassionate expression of our anger, is usually the result of past trauma and experience. Tune in to learn more!
Why we can't externalize anger
What is underneath anger?
What are y
29/03/2021 • 57 minutes 59 seconds
How To Take Responsibility For Your Worth - Solo Episode
In this episode join me on my hike as I share my thoughts on the false sense of separation we have with the Earth, the disconnection we have with ourselves, and our worth. The truth is hidden in plain sight, and we can all find it by being present, turning inward and taking radical responsibility for our self worth. We can’t wait for people to choose us. Otherwise we’ll always be waiting, because nobody wants the responsibility of our self worth. We model the love we want by the type of love we give. Make yours unconditional.
Asking the questions: What are you ignoring? What does your body need? What does your soul crave?
Why we get stuck in co-dependency and wrapped up in our wounds
Boundaries are guide-posts to love and trust
Why a baseline for grace, kindness, trust and respect is vital
Expansion is hidden inside the frustrations and challenges
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26/03/2021 • 16 minutes 45 seconds
The Truth Will Set You Free - Solo Episode
When you don't stand in the truth of what, you're not going to get what you want - pretty simple right? Whether or not we decide to talk about our truth, it will always still live inside you. Not honouring our truth leads to small betrayals, which usually become giant betrayals later on and typically we can look back and see where we betrayed ourselves initially in order to get there.
This week I share a personal story from my past where I self abandoned and didn't declare what I really wanted. The truth always sets us free, no matter how difficult it can be to say it.
Why do we fear stepping into our truth?
The dangers of staying in the comfort zone
Why we self-betray and self-abandon in effort to keep connection
Why we need to explore grief
The two most important questions you need to ask yourself
Small betrayals become giant betrayals later
Where do you betray yourself
22/03/2021 • 25 minutes 27 seconds
How To Take The First Step Towards Serious Transformation - Stefanos Sifandos
Stefanos Sifandos is a trained educator and relationship expert with a background in behavioral science. He is passionate about leading people closer to their highest potential and to each other.
Join us this week for a deep dive into how to take the first steps towards seriously changing your life and the way you relate. Stefanos will walk you through the masculine perspective, shame spirals, and how to create space to heal and take the leap from the old you, to the new you.
The complexities of the human experience
Why we need more quality strong men calling others forward
Why owning your sh*t is healing
Why men shame other men for showing their emotions
What male emotion truly means (strength)
Why we hang on to our identity
Why we need to think of our parents as children of parents
Why rock bottoms are often the best way we learn
Why we need to get co
15/03/2021 • 1 hour 1 minute 26 seconds
Vanessa Bennett and Dené Logan - Cheaper Than Therapy
So excited to have Vanessa and Dené from the podcast Cheaper Than Therapy on this week! Dené is an Associate Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, a Registered Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Coach. She specializes in offering tools for moving through anxiety, understanding our addictive patterns and communicating more effectively in our relationships. Vanessa is a Psychotherapist, Mindfulness + Codependency Coach. She brings her passion for Depth, Buddhist, and Yoga Psychology into her own life as well as in her work with her clients. She loves connecting with people while helping them connect to themselves, which usually includes helping them discover who that Self really is.
Join us for a truth-filled conversation around dropping the therapy stigma, the finite nature of grief and death, and dealing with the anxieties and systems that have developed from the present state of the world.
Effects of lockdowns, isolation and removing communit
08/03/2021 • 1 hour 18 minutes 6 seconds
Dr. Caroline Leaf - Cleaning Up Our Mental Mess
I am so excited to have Dr. Caroline Leaf back on the podcast! Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. This week we chat about her new book, Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking.
What is the main differentiator between mind and brain?
Mind is the generator, brain/body is the responder
The mind is 99% of who we are
You can learn to control your mind, you are never stuck
How do we deconstruct toxic thinking
Awareness is the first step in healing
How to hand
05/03/2021 • 1 hour 38 minutes 18 seconds
Selina Gray - Separating Your Worth From Your Net Worth
We are taught to place our worth in our monetary worth. Our relationship to money is one of the most important ones in our lives. We are constantly interacting with money, and yet we’re not taught about it in school! The subject of finances is considered one of the leading causes of divorce, so how do we navigate that subject in a way that deepens intimacy and builds a bridge rather than a wall? I’m excited to have returning guest, Selina Gray, who is a CPA and expert in managing and healing our relationship to money. Join us for an episode where dive into all the juiciness that money brings.If you’d like to sign up for our course, go to www.createthemoola.com and use the code createthemoola to save $50!You can find Selina on Instagram, on her website https://selinagray.com.See <a href="https://omnystudio.com/listene
01/03/2021 • 43 minutes 50 seconds
Resmaa Menakem - Racialized Trauma
Resmaa Menakem is a Healer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Trauma Specialist. He helps people, communities, and organizations find strength in healing that is holistic and resilient. He helps people rise through the suffering’s edge. He is a cultural trauma navigator, a communal provocateur and coach.
I first heard Resmaa on my friend Jayson Gaddis' podcast, and I was completely inspired and transformed. After reading his novel My Grandmothers Hands, I knew I needed to have him on this show. This conversation on racialized trauma will transform you, educate you, and move you. You do not want to miss this one.
In Resmaa's words, "Moving from race to culture to creation is important, transformative, and takes work. And a lot of reps."
Find more about Resmaa and his work here.
To find the Energetic Justice course I spoke about during this episode, head here.
22/02/2021 • 1 hour 28 minutes 49 seconds
Special Episode Q&A - Emotional Unavailability
Most people don't realize that their frustration with people who aren't available has a lot to do with their own unavailability. In this special episode I discuss 3 questions from my audience and how to handle their relational challenges. Why might we be holding on to or daydreaming about an ex? Why can't my partner fully commit or tell me they love me? How do I know the difference between settling and committing?
These are important and complex questions that so many of us are struggling with. Tune in to learn more!
Why do we choose unavailable people?
How we self-sabotage
"Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?" - Rumi
How relationship is going to invite you to step into a new version of you
Sacred union will show up when you treat yourself as sacred.
What does the word "love" mean to you?
Your worth doesn't live in the validation of someone else
19/02/2021 • 41 minutes 24 seconds
Seth Godin - The Practice. A Commitment To Ourselves
This week I am SO excited to introduce you to the incredible Seth Godin. Seth is the author of 20 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people.He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. His book, This Is Marketing, was an instant bestseller around the world.
In this episode, we speak about Seth's new book The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, and the premise behind it. We dive into the steps required to take action, let go of what other people have laid out for you, and find passion and creativity in the work you do.
How to find your voice
15/02/2021 • 47 minutes 45 seconds
Laura McKowen - Say Yes To A Better Life
This week I am pleased to introduce you to Laura McKowen. Laura had a long, successful career in public relations and the Mad Men–esque drinking culture of advertising. After getting sober, she quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She now leads sold out retreats and courses, teaching people to how to say yes to a bigger life. Laura is the author of the bestselling memoir, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life.
This discussion dives into the clarity and potential that can be unearthed when living a sober life. We talk about our intentions behind drinking, and the many messages that we've received around alcohol over the years. Check out Laura's Best Selling Book here, and find her on Instagram her
08/02/2021 • 1 hour 19 minutes 23 seconds
Drew Canole - Turning Your Mess Into Your Mission
This week I am thrilled to introduce you to Drew Canole. Drew is an author, transformation coach, and founder of the superfood company Organifi. Drew has helped thousands of women and men revitalize their health, ignite their vision, and shift the course of their life forever. After reaching a dead end in his own health, Drew discovered the chasm of difference between going through the motions and living with radical intention. He now helps people tap into the "Big You" to create the change they never thought possible.I
n this episode Drew shares his life journey and explains how he used trauma as fuel to create something that impacts peoples lives. Tune in for an energetic and motivational conversation of growth and transformation.
Drew's story as an abused child
The beautiful journey of Organifii
High frequency foods = high frequency life
Drew's #1 way to remove trauma from the body
01/02/2021 • 1 hour 1 minute 2 seconds
Nicole Lohse - Healing Our Nervous System
Nicole Lohse is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Feldenkrais Practitioner and yoga teacher. Her knowledge of the body, mind and soul greatly influences how she supports others from a very intuitive, energetic and somatic place. Nicole walks us through how to be more connected with yourself by understanding the language of your body and your survival philosophy. By building your capacity and regulation at a nervous system level, your resiliency will only increase. It's from here that you’ll shift from surviving your way through life to thriving and accessing more of your truth.
What is somatic therapy?
What is a healthy nervous system?
What a normal response to stress looks like
The beautiful invitation to the observation
What's your nervous system "normal?"
How to recognize when you step out of your truth
What is co-regulation
Why safety and security is foreign
25/01/2021 • 59 minutes 9 seconds
Ashley Stahl - Designing Your Dream Career
This week I'm super excited to introduce you to the incredible Ashley Stahl. After working careers in national security and counterterrorism, Ashley came to the realization that she wasn't living her full purpose in the workforce. After diving in and uncovering her own natural talents, Ashley set-forth in her new career path as a career coach. Today, Ashley helps hundreds of people uncover their core skill sets and true calling - enabling them to find a career that aligns with their dreams and purpose.
In this episode, Ashley uncovers what this process truly looks like, and why staying in a job that isn't aligned could be preventing you from living a very happy and fulfilling life.
One of the biggest mistakes in the workplace is holding on to an old version of yourself in your career
The new generation vs the old generation in the workplace
When we don't have clarity it's a call to reconnect to ourselves
18/01/2021 • 55 minutes 35 seconds
Sahara Rose - Discover Your Dharma
Your dharma is your souls purpose - the big reason of why you are here, what you're supposed to be doing, and how you do it.
This week we welcome back the amazing Sahara Rose. In anticipation of her new book Discover Your Dharma, Sahara walks us through what finding your dharma really means and looks like. She teaches us that our lifetime is about figuring out what our dharma is, and once we understand our higher calling, everything we're looking for naturally falls into place. We learn how the obstacles that we face in life are our souls curriculum to get you to your purpose. Uncovering our Dharma can lead to a life of happiness, fulfillment and joy.
Why you should shift from improving yourself to knowing yourself
The obstacles you were meant to overcome were there for a reason
The path of least resistance is found on the path of most resistance
Rock-bottoms, breakdowns and cosmic 2x4's
11/01/2021 • 59 minutes 28 seconds
Mark & Kylie - Let It Burn Pt. 1
This week I share the much anticipated conversation with my partner Kylie on our breakup.We dive into our relationship ending, what lead our old container to rupture and the expansion that occurred, bringing us to where we are now.
Both Ky and I explore the struggles we were facing, the masks, messages and wounds we had internalized, and the extensive healing that was necessary for us to reconcile.
This episode is part 1 of an emotional conversation that explores so many crucial topics that contribute to our worth, how to honour ourselves and reclaim our power - both individually, and within relationship.
Find Kylie on Instagram or on her website https://www.kyliemcbeath.com/.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/01/2021 • 1 hour 32 minutes 1 second
Annika McDade - Human And Canine Connection
This week I have a unique treat for you. After getting my dog Carl last April, I went on the search for a Dog Trainer and ended up meeting the incredible Annika McDade. Annika is a triple certified Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviour Consultant, who focuses primarily on the connection between dogs and their people. After working with Annika I was most compelled by her ability to relate canine training to human connection and relationship.
In this episode we dive into dog training and connecting with our pets, and how it's correlated to our ability to connect and relate with humans. Find more about Annika at www.canineconnectiontraining.ca and find her on instagram @canineconnectiontraining.
The little things we never knew about our pets
The connection between parenting, partners and puppies
21/12/2020 • 1 hour 3 minutes 10 seconds
Where Do You Place Your Worthiness? - Solo Episode
This week I wanted to share thoughts on something that I feel very passionate about right now - worth. So often we shape-shift and adapt from our true selves in order to feel safe, loved, or even just to prevent rocking the boat. Our worth should live in who we are, not in other people's opinions or validations. Are you ready to give birth to your authentic self?
Why we need to pay attention to our pain
Why are we afraid of being authentic?
The power of courageous conversations
Your worth should never depend on someone else's validation
"Enoughness" and the growth of taking up space
How do you get 1% more you?
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18/12/2020 • 10 minutes 29 seconds
Toko-pa Turner - Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home
Toko-pa Turner is a Canadian author, teacher, and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated. Her bestselling book "Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home" explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging.
In this episode we dive into Toko-pa's theories behind Belonging and Dreamwork, and her inspirations and experiences pertaining to both. She teaches us that perhaps belonging isn't a place at all, but rather a skill that we can nurture and strengthen within ourselves.
The longing to belong drives so many of us to places of false belonging
How family and ancestors have influenced our belonging
When we come back into belonging, there is a beautiful cemetery that occ
14/12/2020 • 59 minutes 13 seconds
The Power Of Hard Conversations - Solo Episode
In the current state of the world there is so much information coming at us, but our opinions and perspectives are not safe to share. They are dividing us and inflicting hatred amongst our peers and within our community. Why are we not able to to recognize that two truths can exist at the same time? Right now, it is more important than ever to be having hard conversations with love, and being open to other peoples perspectives, and meeting them where they are at.
Can you be open to the possibility that what you think right now isn't true?
Covid, censorship, taking sides and gaslighting
How to dance in the middle and see both sides
When you're open to the way you see the world, you're free
Observing the liberties you give away
Media and highjacking for fear and your attention
Trusting yourself and yourself
The space between reaction and response is where we have a choice</l
11/12/2020 • 23 minutes 13 seconds
Alex Faherty & Kerry Docherty - Do Life Partners Make Good Business Partners?
In this episode I chat with my good friends Alex Faherty and Kerry Docherty! Along with Alex’s twin brother Mike, they are the dream team and founders of Faherty Brand - a family run clothing company anchored in quality, comfort, sustainability and joy.
We dive into how this duo are raising kids, running a business and still manage to make time to foster a loving relationship! We discuss the ins and outs of long distance relationships, work stressors, boundary issues, communication, and being in business with your family!
Find more on Faherty's on Instagram and at www.fahertybrand.com and remember to use the discount code CREATETHELOVE for 25% off!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/2020 • 1 hour 3 minutes 45 seconds
Lalah Delia - Vibrate Higher Daily
This week I am pleased to introduce you to my friend Lalah Delia. Lalah is a spiritual writer, wellness educator, certified spiritual practitioner, founder of VibrateHigherDaily.com, online School of Vibration, and bestselling author Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power. Her work, writings, and bestselling book are guiding readers around the globe on a journey back home to their empowered, higher-potential, whole selves.
In this episode, Lalah shares her own story of transformation and awakening. She explains how she learnt to transform her lows into highs by channelling the energetic vibrations of all things in her life. Lalah explains how we can reach our higher-potential by recognizing our internal place, the vibrations we are calling in, and our overall outlook on life.
What is vibration telling us?
Are butterflies a good thing?
The fear around saying "no"
Who dampens your light?
30/11/2020 • 1 hour 28 seconds
Francis Weller - Finding Your Soul In The Darkness
The Alchemy of Initiation: Soul Work and the Art of Ripening
This week I am absolutely elated to introduce you to the incredibly insightful, Francis Weller. Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures, and poetic traditions. Having completed some of Francis' workshops myself, I couldn't wait to have him on to speak about the initiatory process and his theories behind soul-centered psychotherapy.
In this episode, Francis leads us through a discussion of the soul, and how the greatest work and connection to the sacred is found during our greatest times of darkness and grief. We dive into what Francis teaches as initiation, a process which encompasses grief, loss, challenge, illness etc. where our identity is altered drastically and we land in the hands of something that is far greater than ourselves.
23/11/2020 • 1 hour 15 minutes 54 seconds
Ryland Engelhart - Our Relationship With The Planet
Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground, and is the producer of Kiss The Ground the Movie on Netflix. He has spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur and love-activist, working in hospitality and building a family business of organic plant-based restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre in Southern CA.
In this episode, Ryland tells us the origins behind his business and restaurants, and the fundamental idea behind the film Kiss The Ground. The film explores the idea that by regenerating the Earth's soils we can reverse some of the effects of climate change. We also dive into some of the things we can do as consumers to contribute to a healthier future for our planet.
Find Ryland on Instagram or learn more at www.kisstheground.com.See omnystudio.com/listener
16/11/2020 • 58 minutes 34 seconds
Damona Hoffman - Dating Is A Learned Skill
This week I am so excited to have on the incredible Damona Hoffman to chat about all things dating! Damona is a dating coach & TV personality who starred in the A+E Networks' series #BlackLove and A Question of Love. She’s a contributor for CNN Headline News (HLN), BET.com, The Washington Post, LA Times, Match dating app and more.
In this episode we dive into dating apps, intentional dating, and dating within integrity. Damona gives us tips on what should be on your dating profile, what shouldn't, and some examples of red flags and green flags to look out for while you're swiping. The dating world has shifted so much and Damona challenges us to question the beliefs and stigmas we've been taught, and the restrictions we place on what we want in a partner. This one is fire!!
Dating is an amazing healing opportunity
Why dating apps work great and why they don't
Dating app #fails
The three C's you nee
09/11/2020 • 1 hour 9 minutes 42 seconds
Dr. Susan David - The Function Of Emotions
Dr. Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Dr. Susan David is a sought-after speaker, author and researcher with a deep focus on emotions.
In this episode we discuss some of the narratives around emotions that we've gained from society and the ways in which they are making us less healthy and contributing to a culture of toxic positivity. Susan explains how we can show up for ourselves by ending the constant struggle between how we think we should feel, and how we actually feel.
Why being happy all the time shrinks us
The sweet marrow of life
Emotions are not good or bad, they are there for a reason
How we should feel vs. how we DO feel
Our emotions are data but shouldn't call the shots
What is underneath the emotion?
Are you stressed or are you depleted?
What small shifts ca
02/11/2020 • 1 hour 9 minutes 27 seconds
Witness The Miraculous - Solo Episode
This week I've been thinking a lot about the practice of being present, sitting in stillness and really uncovering your true self. What happens when we allow ourselves to really feel? When we don't blanket our emotions, we can try to learn and grow from our sadness. We have been so dominated by a culture that praises the highs, but what would happen if we began to rejoice our setbacks and embrace the opportunity to learn from them.
Why our soul gets depleted
How to witness the miraculous
Start thinking about what you think
In the stillness you find more of you
"Silence is who you are"
Why we need to come back to the connection of the earth
Why grief is the path to answers
Why presence gets us there faster
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28/10/2020 • 17 minutes 40 seconds
Erin Claire Jones - Human Design
This week I am joined by Human Design Guide and Leadership Coach Erin Claire Jones. Human Design is a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern science that sheds light on a person’s energetic makeup, as well as specific tools they can use to live at their happiest, healthiest, highest potential. It teaches people about themselves so they can have a better understanding of why they are the way they are.
In this episode, Erin walks us through the different types of Human Design and the concepts and characteristics of each type. We also review my personal Human Design and my emotional, psychological and energetic makeup.
What is human design?
The beautiful ways humans function
The difference between a generator & manifesting generator
What is a projector?
Understanding the different ways we make decisions
Identity, emotions, processing, and holding on to things
The shadow side of human design
23/10/2020 • 54 minutes 32 seconds
Giacomo Gianniotti - The Power Of Humility
Giacomo Gianniotti is an actor, writer, director, and philanthropist most recently known for his role as Dr. Deluca on Greys Anatomy.
In this episode Giacomo and I have an encompassing conversation on humility, relationships, and conflict. Giacomo walks us through his relational experiences, and his personal growth from therapy and vulnerability. We touch on sincerity, the art of apologizing, and the importance of asking for what you need.
The power of vulnerability, listening, sincerity and humility in relationships
When you finally learn how to listen, your conversations will change
Owning our sh*t will take us further than we realize
The stages of relationship and becoming a better human
The hard realizations of "recovering defenders"
Why can't people apologize and the connection to worth
The five love languages
Toxic shame and divorce
19/10/2020 • 1 hour 1 minute 58 seconds
What Legacy Do You Want To Leave? - Solo Episode
Navigating heartbreak can often feel insurmountable. But what if we used it as fuel to become our highest self? What if in each heartbreak we asked ourselves "how do I learn from the lesson that broke my heart?" Learning how to open our hearts in a space that feels safe after heartbreak is one of the biggest lessons we can learn. If we continue to ask ourselves "how can I be better?" Then when we begin to implement those changes, we begin to curate a life aligned in integrity and our highest values.
Do not shrink. The world needs you fully alive.
A closed heart is broken, and a broken heart is open
Why we need to stay in the space of feeling it all
Who do you want to be? What legacy do you want to leave?
What are your top 3 values you want to live by?
Don't wait until you have to, do it because you choose to
16/10/2020 • 32 minutes 32 seconds
Dr. Harriet Lerner - 7 Steps On How To Find Courage And Use Your Voice
I am so excited and honoured to welcome one of my absolute dream guests - the incredible Dr. Harriet Lerner this week. Dr Lerner is best known for her scholarly work on the psychology of women and family relationships and is also a best selling author, speaker and teacher. Her incredible books including The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy and Why Won't You Apologize have completely transformed my life and the way I relate.
In this episode, Dr. Lerner walks us through the 7 steps on how to find courage and use your voice. Each st
12/10/2020 • 1 hour 19 minutes 25 seconds
Allyson Byrd - What Are You Tolerating?
This week I have the honour of speaking with the brilliant Allyson Byrd. In this episode, we dive into all things entrepreneurship, personal and professional expansion, spirituality, and how it pertains to our growth, success, and goals. Words don't do this one justice - listen in!
Allyson Byrd is also known as the “Profit Accelerator™ and she is celebrated as one of the world's most trusted leadership advisors and sales experts for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn more about Allyson at www.allysonbyrd.com or on Instagram @iamallysonbyrd. You can also find more about Allyson's journey to success in her latest collaboration with Amazon Prime called SpeakUP.
What are you DONE doing?
What are you ready to give birth to?
Our spirit loves the "bounce back"
Why we need to focus on return me vs. change me
We came here to be an answer
05/10/2020 • 1 hour 9 minutes 14 seconds
Sheleana Aiyana - Relationships Are Meant To Be Hard
This week, one of my favourite people and dear friends Sheleana Aiyana joins us for a super juicy conversation on all things relationships. Shay is the founder and visionary of Rising Woman. Through a traumatic childhood, addiction and abuse, Shay found her way to the inner-work and Rising Woman was born. Rising Woman is a reflection of her mission to support others in embracing their shadows and finding their light within.
This week we chat about how relationships are never really the fairytale that Hollywood has portrayed them to be... Shay explains that healthy conscious relationships require work, healing of our inner child and that we must enter into them knowing that we are complete on our own. We talk about what a healthy relationship truly looks like, and how we can rise up from the rock bottom of heartbreak and ask, "how did I get here and what has it taught me?"
Taking responsibility for our pain and how it shows up in re
28/09/2020 • 56 minutes 3 seconds
Jules Webber - How To Stop Over-Functioning
My dear friend Jules Webber is back this week for a deep dive into the concepts of codependence, over-functioning and under-functioning. Jules walks us through what it means to be an over-functioner, and gives concrete examples from her own journey through life to help us understand this complex topic. Jules arms us with the tools to heal and move forward more balanced. Jules teaches us to embrace rather than ignore our triggers, and learn how we can better parent those reactions and condition ourselves to respond in a healthier way.
Signs you're over-functioning
Why we make excuses to justify someone not texting us back
What would happen if we left someone love us?
Where does over-functioning come from?
Over-functioning is a tool for manipulation
What over-functioning looks like in marriage and dating
The history and economic purpose of marriage
The impact social media
21/09/2020 • 1 hour 20 minutes 2 seconds
Dr. Caroline Leaf - Take Charge Of Your Mind
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input. This week we chat about what is actually happening in the brain with relation to memories, relationships, and life experiences, and how to use mind-directed techniques to help relieve intrusive thoughts.
The brain, mind and the difference between them
Suppression is a reinforcement process
Positive thinking is a band-aid to the wound
Make the process work for you, discover wisdom and responsibility
Depression is not an illness, it's a signal
Conscious and non-conscious mind
How to create the shift
Awareness brings autonomy
How to dism
15/09/2020 • 1 hour 10 minutes 19 seconds
Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson - Guys We F****d
Stand-up Comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson are the hosts of the popular podcast "Guys We F****d." This podcast is most known for changing the way society thinks about female sexuality through a merging of humor and expansion. This week I am so delighted to have these two ladies on to lead us through their experience hosting a podcast with such controversial topics, and their own personal journeys of self discovery, boundary setting, and challenging the stigmas related to female sexuality. Buckle in for a no bullsh*t, straight to the truth episode. Find Kystyna and Corinne's podcast on the Luminary App and on instagram @sorryaboutlastnight.
Why do we fear sexual freedom and sexual exploration?
The beliefs and systems we grew up learning that go against our human design
Why we should get curious about our shitty qualities
Cancel culture and why we push ou
08/09/2020 • 1 hour 22 minutes 54 seconds
Manoj Dias - From Chaos To Calm
In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, it is so easy to get swept up in the chaos and anxiety that come with it. This week, the incredible Manoj Dias talks us through how we can find pause, compassion and solitude through mindfulness and meditation. We discuss what is involved in a meditation practice, how it informs how we show up in the world, and what happens when we allow our minds to be calm. Manoj is the co-founder of Open, a modern meditation studio based in California and EVRYMAN, a men's emotional intelligence movement. Whether he’s teaching through words or the silence between them, Manoj’s great love for Buddhist wisdom and contemporary science is present in every encounter.
The three jewels of liberation
The healing power of community
"If you don't have 10 minutes to mediate you need 2 hours"
How mediation helps us see clearly, stay calm, and hold space
Mediation and reactivity
01/09/2020 • 58 minutes 38 seconds
Tami Amanda - Coming Home To Your Body
This week I welcome Embodiment Coach and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Tami Amanda to the podcast. Tami walks us through her own experience with therapy and the ways she still felt stuck in her shame after therapy. This led Tami to the realization that something deeper may have been missing. After working with immigrant and refugee children in somatic therapy, she saw children heal deep childhood trauma without ever talking about what happened. This led Tami to ask the question, how do we look inside for our healing? This week, we dive into the complexities and benefits of somatic therapy and we get curious about some of the limits of talk therapy.
How to move through triggers and activation
How to embody and integrate the work
How to actually change and be a self healer
Follow your own breadcrumbs
Thoughts, mistakes, instagram and victim blaming
The greatest source of pain from childhood
25/08/2020 • 2 hours 16 minutes 26 seconds
Christine Chang - Finding Love For Independent Women
I am so thrilled to have one of my best friends Christine Chang join me this week. Christine is a Celebrity and Lifestyle photographer, and best-selling author of the book "SHOW UP: Finding Love for Independent Women." In this episode we discuss some of the themes in Christine's book, and her own personal journey navigating the dating world as a strong and successful woman. We dive into the complexities of different relationship dynamics, and the importance of cultivating and nurturing a strong sense of self outside of a relationship. For Christine, the ideal relationship came out of showing up as her authentic true self and getting to the core of her own emotional needs.
What is the definition of a strong woman?
What is underneath an independent woman?
The top qualities woman want in recent studies
Where we think our worth lies
The shadow side of independence
The reality of reality
18/08/2020 • 57 minutes 23 seconds
Holly Grigg-Spall - Sweetening The Pill
This topic is so important and yet so rarely discussed. That’s why I’m so appreciative that Holly Grigg-Spall has joined me this week to discuss the contraceptive pill. The Pill has long been associated with sexual freedom and liberation, but Holly talks us through her journey of discovering the impact that it had upon her mental and physical health. In doing so, Holly walks us through the research that is often overlooked and the various reasons we avoid having these conversations. I’m so honoured to have this discussion because I know it is so important that this topic is brought to light. You can find out more about Holly and her book at http://sweeteningthepill.com
The side effects of birth control you many not know about
Alternatives to the birth control pill
Why do women feel like they have to hide their periods?
Patriarchy, pharmaceuticals, and sexual liberatio
10/08/2020 • 1 hour 10 minutes 41 seconds
All About Mark Groves - Special Episode
This is our 100th episode together, so to celebrate this special episode I want to offer my gratitude and more insights about myself. Hosting this podcast has been such a learning journey. I have been able to witness myself soften, open and grow throughout these episodes. My solo episodes are always met with so much grace from you all, so I want to humbly thank you all for witnessing my evolution and allowing me the space to do this. I look forward to what the next 100 episodes will bring us.
A very special 100th episode!
What Mark has learned in 100 podcasts
Heartbreak is the gateway and the lessons are in the pain
Why we repeat our patterns
What is abandoning me?
The beautiful invitations inside expansion
Falling in love vs. being in love vs. rising in love
How we change the world within ourselves
What would it feel like to welcome all the parts of you
03/08/2020 • 33 minutes 27 seconds
Dr. Laura McNally - Why Do Men Follow Instagram Models?
One of the most popular videos I’ve ever recorded was ‘why do men follow Instagram models?’ So I wanted to dive deeper into a topic that is so complex and often controversial. This week I introduce my good friend Dr. Laura McNally who is a psychologist that has been writing on this topic for some years. We discuss the entire life cycle — how children are socialized and shaped by their environments, how this impacts young adults and their ideas about beauty and sex, how sexual arousal changes the way we think and how monitoring our body image shifts our cognitive function. Why is it that sex and porn addiction most often impact men, while body image and eating disorders almost exclusively impact women? It turns out this isn't a coincidence. Importantly, this is not a discussion that aims to tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do with their Instagram or social media, it is an exploration of the research that will hopefully leave you feeling better informed about what works for y
27/07/2020 • 1 hour 49 minutes 21 seconds
Dr. Zach Bush - Regenerating Health
This week is a big one, so I want to start with a note that this conversation is deep, complex and not for the faint of heart. Dr. Zach Bush is a triple board certified physician who specialises in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care but who is also incredibly passionate about the ecological health of the Earth. We cover it all this week — birth, death, disease, the human microbiome, the genome, immunity, and the health of the Earth’s ecosystems. Dr Bush has been outspoken about some of the ways the medical system is failing with Covid-19 but this episode is so much more than that, our discussion goes beyond controversy and into the depth of how health and illness relate to spirituality, psychology and philosophy. Dr. Zach Bush presents a model of health that is regenerative and centres the health of humans within the health of the Earth.
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23/07/2020 • 1 hour 23 minutes 59 seconds
Mikaela Reuben - How To Nourish Yourself
My dear friend Mikaela Reuben joins me this week and I am so excited to introduce you to this celebrity chef and all-around superstar human. Mikaela takes us through a journey that many of us can relate to — building a life with *no* boundaries. For Mikaela, this meant giving up everything for her career including her own health. For Mikaela, being a chef meant constantly nourishing and caring for other people with nutritious meals, while sacrificing her own needs — skipping her own meals and feeding everyone except herself. Mikaela talks us through the terrifying process of beginning to set boundaries, the fear that washes over us when we try to say ‘no’ to someone else’s request for the first time. For Mikaela, resetting her boundaries meant starting to nourish herself first. Mikaela explains that the opportunity to nourish yourself is both a gift and a responsibility. I invite you to learn the gift of nourishing yourself by joining us this week. Learn more about Mikaela’s work an
20/07/2020 • 1 hour 17 minutes 58 seconds
LeAnn Rimes - Finding Your True Self
LeAnn Rimes has been in the spotlight since her early childhood. Behind the media representations and projections of her celebrity image, LeAnn has worked hard to find her true self. In this episode, LeAnn shares with us some of her insights from her journey into self-inquiry. Through deep betrayal, depression and judgment, LeAnn began to tap into her repressed pain and anger. While few of us grow up as celebrities, all of us share the common experience of needing to find ourselves and our voices, often in situations where we are not fully supported. You can read more of LeAnn's story at https://www.soulofeverle.com/
When we are in presence, time moves a lot slower
LeAnn's experience in the public eye
Why we have to access our "f*ck this"
LeAnn's journey of anxiety, depression, shame and breath work
The road back into wholeness
Accessing anger and
13/07/2020 • 1 hour 7 minutes 17 seconds
Vasavi Kumar - Ready To Change
This week I welcome my old friend Vasavi Kumar, who works as a therapist and business strategist. It won’t take you long to get a feel for Vassi’s incredible capacity for speaking candidly, her energy is infectious. She’s authentically herself, refreshingly honest and straight speaking. All this leads to a powerful conversation on her upbringing, cultural background, cocaine, relationships, mental health and so much more. Seriously, we cover a lot of ground in this one. I’m so grateful I can bring you her story which is ultimately one of incredible growth and self-awareness that we can all draw inspiration from. This one is a MUST Listen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/2020 • 1 hour 7 minutes 21 seconds
Terri Cole - Crushing Codependency Myths
I am so excited to have Terri Cole back to dive deeper into codependency. I very much identify as recovering codependent, so there is no judgement at all when I say that so many of us have codependent traits that are holding us back from life and love. So many of us think we are helping others and that we would be selfish if we stopped caretaking other people’s needs. It’s human to want to care for others, it’s human to have deep empathy, but we cannot save people from themselves. We often don’t realise that our trying to save others means we are robbing another person of their own ability to take care of themselves or to become who they truly are. In all of the years I have been doing this work and the thousands and thousands of messages I receive, codependency is by far one of the biggest issues I see. That’s why I am so pumped to bring you ‘Crushing Codependency’ with Terri Cole. A 6-week interactive deep dive to free yourself from people-pleasing forever. Just us at <a href="htt
29/06/2020 • 1 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds
Dr. Alexandra Solomon - How To Talk About Race
After the murder of George Floyd and the protests across the globe that have followed, I have received hundreds of questions on the topic. The question that so many of you asked is ‘how do I have hard conversations about race?’ For many of us, we need to find ways to engage with our partners, family, friends and colleagues on issues that might be completely outside of our previous experience. Now is the time to step into the work of not only educating ourselves on racism but also leading these conversations effectively so that we can take others on the journey toward anti-racism too. That’s why I am bringing you an extended episode with Dr. Alexandra Solomon to answer this question in great detail. Dr. Solomon talks us through the 7 steps required to have conversations on racism that will help us build deeper connection, empathy and trust and ultimately help us in building a more loving society.
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22/06/2020 • 1 hour 19 minutes 49 seconds
Live: The “right” Decisions in Love Are Challenging
This week in a special episode I wanted to discuss some really challenging and common questions I receive. To make the “right” decisions in love is challenging. There are so many layers of conditioning which not only shape our fears, but also limit what we think we’re capable of. First, we look at whether we should leave when the passion dies, and why is it that passion often fades in long term relationships?! Next, we dive further into the subject of emotional unavailability. We explore the deeper levels of “friends with benefits”, as well as the fear of asking about our relationship status. And finally, we chat about inconsistent texting and what a lack of someone replying can mean. These are some of the most important questions that so many of us struggle with, join me!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/06/2020 • 52 minutes 57 seconds
Sylvester McNutt extended - It’s Complicated
I am so grateful that my main man Sylvester McNutt took the time to talk us through this incredibly difficult topic—as it is happening right now in the United States. I cannot think of a more generous, loving and insightful soul to begin this conversation with. Sylvester walks us through his life in so many ways, the history, the suffering, the love and the connections. He calls us forward to do the work required to truly connect. There are so many gaps in our awareness and so many complications that we must step toward to resolve. I hope you will all answer this call with me and join us as we dive deeper in coming weeks.
Join Sylvester’s text community at 310 340 1677 and his website at https://www.sylvestermcnutt.net/
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15/06/2020 • 1 hour 48 minutes 1 second
Maybe You’re Brilliant Not Broken - Special Episode
Welcome to this short stream of consciousness. No guest, Just me sharing some thoughts on awareness that have been living in me lately. We must turn into the truth and build compassion for ourselves as a basis for building compassion for others. The audio quality on this isn’t great but in the spirit of letting things flow I knew I couldn’t re-record. I hope this episode finds you well.
What will you do with the truths inside of you?
What happens when you believe you are the beautiful advisor of your life?
What is better? Uncomfortable truths or comfortable lies?
The beautiful invitation back to ourselves, kindness, grace and love
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29/05/2020 • 25 minutes 34 seconds
Louis Alloro - The Power of Positive Psychology
When people ask what I’ve studied, I immediately think of my dear friend, Louis Alloro. Louis is an incredible person who teaches, leads and trains others in positive psychology and change management. In this episode Louis helps us breakdown some of the fundamentals of positive psychology and change. What is it about change that is so difficult for us as humans? Why do we find change so confronting and disruptive? How can we make space for joy amidst uncertainty and confusion? As Louis says “Live your life with the knowing that at least one of the pillars of your major belief systems—most likely the one you cling to the most fiercely—is dead wrong.”
What is so challenging about change?
The 5 core pillars of our belief system
Why we should never cling to one thing
When you stay open to the way you see the world, you're free
Well being is ______
How can we create positive change?
25/05/2020 • 50 minutes 30 seconds
Selina Gray - Healing The Money Wound
Money is one of the top reasons for conflict in relationships and that is why the amazing Selina Gray is back this week. Selina is here to help us unpack our money story. That is, the beliefs we hold about money that shape the way we feel about ourselves. So many of us have unhealthy patterns with money, it could be overspending, or not feeling worthy of spending, or relying on money for a sense of self. While most of us understand that money can be a stressor and reason for conflict, few of us will have the chance to understand our money wounds and work to heal them. I hope this episode helps you begin on this journey. And if you want to go further you can join Selina and I, in our new deep dive money course 'Relationship To Money'. Find it at createthemoola.com!
Our relationship to money is directly connected with sense of self
As soon as it feels hard and scary, roll up your sleeves
What do we actually want with mone
20/05/2020 • 53 minutes 27 seconds
All about you Q&A - Chemistry and boundaries
This week in a special episode I wanted to discuss a few issues that live below the surface of our relationships and lives. First, why do we only have “crazy chemistry” with people that aren’t good for us? And why, when we start setting boundaries do we sometimes start to lose that “spark” we once felt? We go deeper in this by discussing a question about how to end a trauma bond, if you haven’t heard about trauma bonding then this question is for you. We also discuss how to begin to set healthy boundaries in a relationship where there is a lack of trust or lack of emotional safety. And finally, the difficult question of whether to stay or go. These are some of the most important questions that so many of us struggle with, join me!
Can we feel love if we feel whole and don't need anyone?
Why do we find ourselves less attractive to our partners once we've done the work?
Choosing ourselves and holding space for something ne
14/05/2020 • 43 minutes 8 seconds
Mark Manson - Our Problems Are The Same
I am so excited to bring a double dose of Mark this week as I welcome best selling author Mark Manson. Mark Manson has been an influential figure in my life and I’m sure many of you are also followers of his work — I mean who hasn’t read his book “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck”? Mark and I jam on some common challenges we both saw in our relationship coaching work. We also reflect on the idea of “doing the work” and how this can really become a sticking point for people in opening up to change. So often, the challenges we face and the things that we get stuck on are the same. We are all living different experiences, but so many of our biggest problems are the same. If you haven't already seen his work you will want to check it out https://markmanson.net/
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11/05/2020 • 1 hour 8 minutes 15 seconds
Can You Hold Space? Special Episode
This episode is especially vulnerable for me. I recognize that we are all coping with an incredibly difficult time in different ways right now. There is so much fear, uncertainty and distress that makes compassion and connection so much more difficult. Today I ask if you can hold space too? Holding space does not mean we must agree or arrive at a consensus, it means we still have compassion even when we feel differently than one another. So I ask not how are we different, but how we are similar?
When you're open to the way you see the world, you're free
Can you hold space for other people's beliefs?
What if you just stayed open?
Why we should agree to the right to see things differently
How to create harmony within yourself during challenging times
What life is here to teach us
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04/05/2020 • 25 minutes 54 seconds
Payal Sharma - Power at Work
I’m so excited to bring you Professor of Management and Organizational Psychologist Payal Sharma to the podcast. Payal is an expert on politics and power in the workplace and today she takes us on a journey through her incredible work in understanding how power relations impact us at work. We get into the tricky business of how gender intersects with power at work, and nerd out on the research around what makes a good leader. We also dive into her research around music video models. If you have ever wanted to understand more about leadership and power, do not miss this episode! Find out more about Payal’s work at http://power.faculty.unlv.edu/
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27/04/2020 • 1 hour 9 minutes 26 seconds
Yoda Olinyk - Cooking Saved Me
I’m so excited to bring you the story of my friend, author and chef Yoda Olinyk. Yoda walks us through the story of her past. How food and her love for cooking saved her from the most dark and trying moments. How suffering opened up a new world of wisdom for her. How a unaligned relationship slowly turned into a cycle of emotional abuse and how she ultimately rose from the ashes, finding her love and commitment to herself and her cooking again.
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20/04/2020 • 1 hour 10 minutes 7 seconds
Claim Your Voice - Solo Episode
When we are facing disconnection in our relationships, we often perceive major barriers blocking us from communicating. Often, we preempt the other person's negative response. We assume the other person is unable or unwilling to hear us, and as a result, we become defensive, withdrawn or over-express ourselves. What if instead, we trusted that other people have the capacity to really listen? What if we communicated our needs without preempting their response? What if we claimed our voice and used it regardless of anyone else’s ability to show up. What if we showed up for ourselves first?
How to know when you have unhealthy programs running
What beliefs are still lingering that keep you in your old story?
What is the most important quality in relationship?
Why we need to stop subcontracting our healing
The victory is always in the process not the outcome
Speaking your truth, having courage, and
13/04/2020 • 27 minutes 6 seconds
Grounding Meditation - Special Episode
Join me as I bring you a grounding meditation. This is all about getting in touch with the anchors and the ground that forms the foundation below our feet. In times of crisis or upheaval, it's natural that we feel like we lose touch with the ground. This week's episode is all about getting us back in touch with the ground. Back into flow state and authenticity. It's so difficult to do right now, but it's so important that we take the time to do this.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/04/2020 • 14 minutes 23 seconds
All About You - Special Q&A Episode
In this special episode I answer your recent questions around boundaries, feeling disconnected, deal breakers, betrayal and loss. Through these questions we dive into open relationships, having ‘one foot out the door’ and facing hard truths. I also walk you through my recent thoughts on coping with Covid-19, how we can stay grounded and how we can support one another during this crisis.
Covid, isolation, dating, and why a collective pause is good for us
Relationship Q&A with Mark
Walls vs. dealbreakers
Fate doesn't work unless you do
Emotional cheating with friends
Worthiness, boundaries, and speaking your truth
Why integrity should be our #1
Betrayal, infidelity and repair
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06/04/2020 • 1 hour 6 minutes 51 seconds
Dr. Robert Graham - Corona Virus Q&A
I’m so happy to bring you my dear friend Dr. Robert Graham to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic. Rob is a Harvard trained Physician and doctor of integrative medicine. In this episode, Rob skillfully breaks down the myths and misconceptions about coronavirus. He walks us through some key principles to stay safe and his fresh medicine perspective to stay physically and mentally well during this pandemic. Find Dr Rob Graham on his website https://www.freshmednyc.com/ and his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/freshmednyc/
Dr. Graham is a Harvard trained physician, Board Certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine and has over 15 years of clinical experience. Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New Y
30/03/2020 • 1 hour 2 minutes 56 seconds
The Edge Of Uncertainty - Special Episode
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”, John Lennon’s famous lyrics are so apt for the uncertainty we are facing across the entire world. So much of what we thought, planned, or hoped for has been quashed by the reality that nothing is ever truly certain. This epidemic has brought up so many fears, anxieties and responses. I want this episode to explore our humanness but also acknowledge that jumping into spiritualizing can be a bypass of the uncomfortable reality that this pandemic is doing real harm to so many people. While we are both physically distanced and living with this uncertainty, our community and our connections are so important. I hope this episode leaves you feeling more connected.
Why increasing our tolerance for uncertainty is part of our expansion and growth
When we are stripped of everything, what matters most?
Where else do we run from discomfort?
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27/03/2020 • 26 minutes 39 seconds
Michelle Herzog - Toxic Dating Culture
Do you feel like your dating life is stale, or even toxic? Today’s guest is going to be a breath of fresh air for you. Michelle Herzog is a relationship expert, sex therapist and LMFT who is here to break down exactly what toxic dating culture means. In this episode we work through Tinder dating, gender roles, paying for first dates, to casual sex, and how to be ethical in dating. Most importantly, we break down how we can shift to take the lead in our dating life, declare our own needs, and end connections with kindness. Ultimately, we can turn a toxic dating culture into a healing one. This episode will show you how!
Michelle Herzog, LMFT, CST is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with advanced training from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. She is an ethical dating advocate and utilizes a no BS approach towards educating and empowering people to craft values-based dating, relationship, and sexual experiences. Mic
16/03/2020 • 1 hour 20 minutes 7 seconds
The Space Between - Special Episode
Come on in, make yourself at home in my head and heart and listen. This week it is me sharing some feels that have been flowing through me, no other guests... Just a big dose of Mark Groves in the feels. We're going to talk about ending with grace, the space between and holding space when it hurts. Welcome!
What it means to hold when it hurts
Are you who you say you are?
How to be the observer of your thoughts
What do you tolerate? What do you settle for?
When you change the way you go about the world, the world changes
Do you avoid hard conversations? Do you let the world tell you how to live?
How to truly find love
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13/03/2020 • 34 minutes 15 seconds
Yung Pueblo - Embracing Change
I am so honoured to have Diego Perez, the writer and philosophical genius behind the pen name Yung Pueblo on the show. Diego and I discuss all the delicious ways that life is an array of constant change. As individuals, couples and communities we are in constant flux. The ways we either embrace or avoid change say so much about the way we find peace and grace during change. How can we embrace the messiness that is inherent to the constant change of life—while protecting our boundaries and having an open heart? There is so much to unpack on both the global and individual level. Let’s dive into it.
diego perez is the writer behind the pen name yung pueblo. the name yung pueblo means “young people.” it serves to remind him of his ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. his favorite word, liberation, took on a deeper meaning once he started m
09/03/2020 • 1 hour 18 minutes 18 seconds
Jasmine Rose - Holistic Fertility
Jasmine Rose, holistic fertility expert joins me this week for a look at her journey and her work with fertility in the emerging holistic health movement. With an emphasis on coming back to self, we uncover the stigmas associated with women embarking on their fertility journey. We unpack the deep emotional work that brought Jasmine to healing her health in an unexpected way. I can’t thank Jasmine enough for bringing this topic to light and am honoured to partake in such a vulnerable discussion with her. Whichever life stage you are at, this is a must-listen.
Jasmine Rose is a Holistic Fertility Specialist + Womb Connector. She focused on bringing heart into the fertility journey + accessing the WHY when discovering dis-ease within the womb space. Jasmine believes that play, pleasure + desire are the golden keys to life. You can find her at @humblewildwellness on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humblewild
02/03/2020 • 1 hour 4 minutes 46 seconds
Jaime Jenkins - Own Your Healing
So many of us struggle with addiction of some kind. But the topic is still shrouded in secrecy and shame, leaving so many people feeling alone or lost in how to begin their healing. This week, I have my dear friend and human behaviour expert, Jaime Jenkins to join me on the show. Jaime and I walk through the relationship between shame, trauma and addiction. We unpack how we can move from feeling alone and detached from our experiences, toward feeling connected and in control of our journey. And, how we can shift from avoidance and denial of our pain, toward feeling and owning our own journey.
Jaime Booth Jenkins BSW MAPP is a human behaviour change specialist and addictions researcher. She is currently completing her MSc Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health focusing on the experience of flourishing after addiction. Her work focuses on helping people to overcome internal obstacles that are preventing them from achieving their ultimate goals and dreams. She sits as the
28/02/2020 • 1 hour 5 minutes 32 seconds
To Stay Or Go - Special Episode
What happens when you wake up and realize you aren’t happy in your relationship? What if you feel like you’re outgrowing your partner? What if you’re outgrowing your old life? As we go deeper in our journey toward our inner truth we often find that our old patterns, habits and relationships need to shift. This can bring up a lot of anxiety and tension especially if we have had codependent patterns. Part of our healing is learning how to honour our growth while navigating our relationship with others. Part of our healing is leaning into the discomfort and uncertainty that comes up when we let our relationships shift, change and maybe even end.
Emotion is the currency of the future
The success of your life will be determined by the quality of your relationships
What does it mean to be a real man?
How do you stay when enough is enough?
Are you willing to dismantle your identity?
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24/02/2020 • 35 minutes 2 seconds
Makenzie Chilton - Love Your Mondays
People often say “don’t quit your day job”, but what if you do? This week I am joined by the wonderful Makenzie Chilton to talk about how we can stop dreading the work week and start loving our Mondays. Makenzie’s mission is all about discovering what you want in life—thinking bigger, thinking outside of the box, engaging the imaginative inner child within you that is still awaiting their chance to live their dreams. Makenzie walks us through her process to uncover what it is you need to do to start loving your Mondays.
Find Mackenzie @loveyourmondays and loveyourmondays.co
Makenzie Chilton is an ex prison counsellor turned career coach and the founder of Love Your Mondays. Since 2013 she has been helping people all over the world find their dream careers and start businesses with her signature program the WTF?! Sessions. Using her education in psychology and her backgrou
17/02/2020 • 1 hour 2 minutes 25 seconds
Hurt people, hurt people - Special Episode
We have all been treated badly to some extent—by our parents, our partners, our exes, our old friends, by the narcissists of the world. But once we’ve identified where we’ve been victimized, our job is to step beyond being a victim of the world and reclaim our power. Our work is to look within and enquire into what it is within us that allows painful dynamics to continue in our lives. What is it that stops us from setting boundaries, from saying ‘no’ to things that make us feel unloved, from claiming our right to be fully worthy? This week we explore all aspects of waking up to our worth and importantly how healed people heal people.
The disease of unworthiness
Looking for worthiness is a moving target
Why we need to turn towards our pain
Truthful answers require us to become someone else
The connection between boundaries and worth
Resentment is a sign you need to choose yourself
10/02/2020 • 40 minutes 47 seconds
Sylvester McNutt - Free Yourself
Sylvester McNutt III is an 8x best selling author and his passion for living a life of freedom and truth is contagious. Join us as we roll through the experiences that shaped his work as a writer, from his childhood to teen life, to today where he is now expecting a child of his own. Sylvester tells all about where his fire for self-expression comes from and how he lives that today. After listening to this podcast you’ll understand why his work has been so popular, he drops some gems on authenticity and shows us how to truly walk the talk.
Why do we do the things we know we don't want to do?
Understanding the family tree of trauma
Don't wait for people to be ready
We are all students and no one has it all figured out
Parenting, childhood, pain, fear and the mirror it gives us
Find Sylvester on Instagram here https://www.instag
03/02/2020 • 1 hour 13 minutes 24 seconds
All About You - What Do You Really Want?
In the new "All About You" series, I am reading your letters and diving deep into tough questions from you about your relationships, love, and what you really want from life. To begin I touch on my current journey—how I am learning to let go of the future I thought I would have and give space to the new and unknown in my life. I then cover some challenging and common situations that you have written to me about: the ex that promises to change, the new partner that is still seeing their ex, the partner that works too much, and not feeling the same about marriage and kids as our partner. I so appreciate the opportunity to know what is on your heart and I thank you for sharing this with me and everyone who will benefit from hearing your story. I'm really excited about this new format, so please share with me your thoughts and feelings on how this resonated for you. If you have a letter for a podcast you can share it via the 'Ask Mark' tab at the link in my Instagram bio. Big love to yo
27/01/2020 • 47 minutes 8 seconds
This Is The Work - Special Episode
This moment isn’t an obstacle—however hard it is, this moment is always the path and the opportunity to come home to yourself. We are all spiritual beings in human being bodies. So who are you when the masks are dropped? Who are you underneath the roles, jobs, stories and busyness of life? Who are you when you really sit in the truth of your existence? If we just sit in this moment we can finally rejoin our inner stillness—the silence that contains all the answers, the truth, the essence of who we are. I recorded this as an invitation for you to stop running, to be still and rejoin your soul on this journey home.
Why we shrink around our friends and family
What does your life stand for? Who do you want to be?
Why do we do the thing we don't want to do?
When it's hysterical it's historical
Why does rejection trigger us?
Why you should get curious every time you get triggered
20/01/2020 • 37 minutes 34 seconds
Michelle Dow - Mark’s First "Girlfriend" Tells Her Story
Okay, “girlfriend” might be a strong term…but either way, I am so grateful that Michelle Dow, the first woman I “dated”, agreed to come on my podcast and share her story. Michelle and I go way back to childhood and I’d like to say we were both each other's first love and heartbreak, but I think I that story lives a little more on my side than hers. Last year, I shared some of my feelings about our breakup, and today Michelle calls me out for not contacting her first to discuss it. So this episode is as real as they come. This is about Michelle’s story, how she experienced me and our breakup and how she feels about it all today. I super appreciate her being open to having this conversation, it was a lot of fun and I think you’ll enjoy it too.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/01/2020 • 58 minutes
Terri Cole - Codependency, The Disease To Please
The Amazing Terri Cole is back talking all things codependency. Think you’re not codependent? Perhaps you're an empath? Terri introduces the concept of the ‘High Functioning Codependent’ to break down what exactly codependency is and what factors are underlying it. We get very clear on the signs and symptoms of codependency, and the consequences of codependency throughout childhood, single life and long term relationships. I cannot speak highly enough of Terri's expertise in this space and I could not wait to have her back on the show to dive deeper into this incredibly important topic. If you have ever wondered whether you are empathic or perhaps have some traits of codependency, you cannot miss this show!
The signs and symptoms of codependency
Why this behavioural pattern manifests
The consequences of codependency throughout childhood, single life and long term relationships
Plus as a bonus Terri is offering li
10/01/2020 • 58 minutes 21 seconds
Emma Tait - Learning To Let Go
When I was asked to speak on grief, I knew immediately Emma Tait would be the ideal guest for this show. Emma Tait is the driving force behind much of Create The Love, she not only keeps our team together but so much of my life too. Emma walks us through the essentially undefinable path of grief. In her gentle but clear way, she shows us how the answer is found in accepting there is no answer, that sometimes the only way to make sense of life is to see there is no making sense. Emma shares her personal story of loss and how much she has learned to surrender to grief and pain, and in doing so, letting it move through - allowing it to come and go - rather than becoming stuck in the storyline. If you are trying to make sense of any kind of grief this episode is full of lessons for you.
Find Emma on Instagram here!
Read Emma's <a href="https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/12/this-is-the-stuff-of-healing-a-letter
06/01/2020 • 1 hour 15 minutes 12 seconds
Evan Shy - Can Work And Life Balance?
This week I welcome hiitide founder and CEO Evan Shy. hiitide is the amazing personal growth platform that hosts my bookclub. Evan and I recognize how life and work are not separate but deeply intertwined and for that reason we are not just colleagues but also friends. Join us as we delve into relationships, authenticity and fulfilment through the lens of business. We bring light to the synergy of having integrity and alignment in your relationships both inside and outside of work. Evan reflects on the epic concept of Extreme Ownership and we trade stories of how we’ve each used this approach to empower ourselves and learn from past decisions. If you’re starting down the path of creating alignment between your values and your work, THIS is the episode for you!
The truth about "Someday"
We know why but won't do anything about it. Why is that?
Data around working from home and shorter work weeks
Why can't we jus
30/12/2019 • 1 hour 9 minutes 11 seconds
Shadeen Francis - Is Sex Really The Problem?
Sex and relationship therapist Shadeen Francis joins me this week for perhaps the most intelligent and fascinating conversation about humping you’re likely to ever hear! What does a sex therapist do? Who needs a sex therapist? What feelings are behind sex? How do you negotiate better sex? What does better sex even mean? Shadeen goes deep on all of these questions, while also shedding light on common misconceptions about arousal, desire and our sexual needs. Shadeen's background in neuroscience and academia inform her beautiful personal philosophy of freedom, liberation and human connection. She serves up some truly delicious insights about sex and connection that make this episode worthy of a replay or three!
Follow Shadeen on Instagram @shadeenfrancislmft
And find her work on her website here!See <a href="https://omnystudio.com/listener"
23/12/2019 • 1 hour 9 minutes 5 seconds
Connor Beaton - Bringing Cheating Out Of The Shadows
Not only is Connor Beaton the creator of ManTalks, he is also one of my closest friends! This week Connor joins me to discuss all the things men don’t usually talk about. Connor shares his journey of living with lies, how he hid so many parts of himself, lied about his failing career, and cheated on previous partners to find external validation. We dive deep into the shadow, that is -- the aspects of ourself that we are ashamed of and/or reject, and we look at how hitting rock bottom is often the starting point to finally telling the truth. Once we begin to see and speak the truth, there is no going back. From perpetual liar, to avid truth-teller, Connor proves that ‘once a cheater always a cheater’ is a shame-based myth.
Find Connor on his website here and on Instagram here!
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16/12/2019 • 1 hour 7 minutes 8 seconds
Jules Webber - The Shame Train
All aboard the shame train! Join my dear friend Jules Webber and I on a special extended episode this week all about shame. We dive right into the parental, societal and religious origins for feelings of shame. Jules bravely shares her own experiences of shame at every age of her life, ranging from her early childhood memories of suppressing her true self, to later pledging abstinence with a religious authority, to her first sexual experience and the intense shame around sex as a woman, then to her recent divorce after a 10 year marriage. There are tears, laughter and endless insights about the universal human experience of shame, and our need for connection and belongingness with our community and most importantly within ourselves. Whatever your religious beliefs might be, this episode is a must-hear.
Find Jules on her website
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09/12/2019 • 1 hour 45 minutes 33 seconds
The Angry Therapist - Beyond The Honeymoon Phase
This week John Kim @theangrytherapist makes a much-anticipated return to the podcast. John has made his mark on Instagram, sharing authentic, raw and unfiltered views on life, love and everything in-between and I'm honoured to call him a true friend. Join us as we dive into some deep waters around the tricky topic of dating. We break down how to swim 'past the breakers' - from the chaos of early dating to reach the calmer, deeper waters of relationship. We share our personal stories of heartbreak, codependency and self-betrayal, along with the self-work and awareness that has brought us both to far deeper breakthroughs in our connections to self and others. Wherever you are at in your dating life, I know this episode will have something powerful for you!
The positive and negative effects of social media and digital life
What stories are waiting past "the breakers"
02/12/2019 • 57 minutes 42 seconds
I’m Not Breaking, I’m Awakening - Special Episode
I am sharing my personal episode this week from the very edge of my truth. Life, to me, is best spent on the edge of what we know. The juice is found in the space that is outside of the familiar. I’m at currently at the edge of what my mind and body knows, the edge of grief, the edge of acceptance and surrender. When what we think we know is brought into question, the truth is realized. I’m still realizing... a lot. This week I invite you to join me into this awakening, and everything that comes with it. As Rumi says, “The wound is the place the light enters you.” Welcome to it all.
How do we meet anger with grace?
We always have choice in our response
You'll never lose expressing your truth and having your own back
When have you felt most disconnected from yourself?
In the devastation to everything is also the connection to everything.
When you truly let go of everything, you can truly fin
29/11/2019 • 35 minutes 54 seconds
The Mother Loving Future - Soulmates or Life Partners?
This week Mark is joined by the Mother Loving Future podcast hosts Amber L'Estrange and Jenna Pennrose. This episode was recorded live on stage at the Mercado Sagrado festival. In this discussion, we go deep into how relationships can be a portal for growth and healing. And in particular, how different relationship archetypes such as soul mates, life partners and twin flames, can all be necessary at different stages of life as we go through different phases of evolution and transformation.
Check out the Mother Loving Future Podcast Here
Learn more about the Mercado Sagrado festival Here
Join my Breakup Recovery Course here!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/2019 • 1 hour 6 minutes 33 seconds
You Are Not Your Story - Special Episode
Your story does matter because it shaped you, but it is not who you are. Join me on a solo journey this week as I shed some light on how Create The Love came to be. Create The Love was born in part by my break down that came from the ending of a relationship. Rock bottoms are a chance to meet ourselves, and I was called in that breakup to break away from the social conditioning and pressure to 'fit in'. Over time, I have gradually learned to continue to let go of the life that I was taught to want and in doing so connected to my inner truth. That truth is, I don’t want to live behind masks. Love is not scarce, it is everywhere, and it is up to us to create it and cultivate it. In this episode I share some of the events of my childhood, teen years and early adulthood and reflect on how they shaped my journey. I go deep into how I learned to sit with and learn from painful experiences and emotions and invite you to do the same. Lastly, I want to thank you all for being such an importa
18/11/2019 • 55 minutes 51 seconds
Selina Gray - What Masks Do You Wear?
Selina Gray is an epic friend of mine who opens up on her journey to dropping the mask. Selina grew up with that feeling of being “not enough” due to both her mother’s criticism as well as not feeling "wealthy". Becoming a hustler early on meant Selina achieved huge financial success but found herself trapped within the mask of having it all. She found herself surrounded by money, labels and “success” but felt no meaning or connection. This week we discuss how Selina dropped the mask, how her body finally said no, and how she stepped into her truth to create Money Boss.
We absolutely must do the work around money
What does money mean to you?
The relationship to money and the rest of your life
What is money wounding?
Money is the vehicle we hide our truths
How can we create safety around money?
How can you be valuable without your masks?</l
11/11/2019 • 1 hour 3 minutes 16 seconds
Sahara Rose - What Is Your Dosha?
Do you ever find yourself feeling out of balance, maybe with food, energy, or relationships? Sahara Rose opens us up to the world of ancient Ayurvedic medicine and the mind-body dosha system to understand what your body truly needs in order to be in balance. We work through the three dosha types, how to know your dosha, how to know if you’re in balance and how to get into balance if you’re not. If Ayurveda is new to you, then you cannot miss Sahara Rose!
What is Ayurveda?
What is Dosha?
Understanding Ayurvedic nutrition and what works with your body
Vata, Pitta, Kapha energies
The sacred pause
How dosha's fuel our daily choices, cravings and even addiction
Dosha's and their compass in life and relationship
Follow Sahara Rose on InstagramCheck out <a href="https://www.iamsahararose.com/highestselfpodcas
04/11/2019 • 58 minutes 4 seconds
Amy Young - Back By Popular Demand
Our most popular podcast guest @AmyYoungCo is back this week for a no holds barred conversation. We started with a Q&A about connections and friendships with exes. It quickly evolved into a free flowing conversation about speaking without filters, sexualisation of social media, Instagram ‘likes’, gender norms, #MeToo, compassion, unifying with the male experience and healing through connection. If you loved Amy's last episode (of course you did!) then you don't want to miss this one!
Not everything is about you.
Is it possible for you partner to be friends with your ex?
What is empowered sexuality?
Why are men so afraid of therapy?
Men, heartbreak and the responsibility of their pain
Holding the space of the masculine
21/10/2019 • 1 hour 7 minutes 35 seconds
Josh Trent - Who Am I Really?
My good friend Josh Trent, CEO of @wellnessforce has joined me this week to discuss his journey home to truth. Josh started out much like myself in jobs, roles and spaces that did not align with his true inner being. His awakening started with health and wellness, but then became so much more. Josh explains a series of reckonings to be real that pulled him toward alignment, as well as the continuous process of expanding, letting go and coming closer to your true self. As Josh explains, the truth is hidden in plain sight and we can all find it by looking within.
Why we should always let our identity be fluid
If you are open to being wrong, you're open to building a bridge
Why is it so damn hard to create new patterns of communication?
Getting the call to life - do you hang up or answer it?
What is spiritual suicide?
What is emotion
14/10/2019 • 1 hour 12 minutes 15 seconds
Adulting is Hard
This week I share more about Ky and I’s breakup and a closing ceremony we did for our relationship. I share about my process. Wow. I’m not gonna lie… this week was a tough one to do. I get emotional, I stay open. I discuss what it means to “adult”. How to navigate life’s pains and how to build trust again in oneself rather than making other people the authority on your life. No one knows you better than you. Enjoy this episode and grab a few Kleenex… not for you, but for me. :)
Navigating through breakups, grief and pain
The conversations we have or don't have change our life
Don't bypass the human in the human experience
How to build self-trust
Your heart is not broken, it's open
Why you should turn towards endings
Let life crack you open
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11/10/2019 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
Erin Skye Kelly - The Cost Of Toxic Relationships
I am proud to call Erin Skye Kelly a true friend, mentor, and all around boss. Not only has she totally transformed my world, but she has done the same for countless others, and most importantly herself too. In this episode we dive right into the power of our own choices, we go deep into my current heartbreak, and we unpack the process by which Erin ended the toxic relationship with her family of origin. This is such an important topic for so many people who struggle with difficult or abusive parents. There is so much to learn about the power of boundaries and choices to shape our future.
Why we can take in wisdom but don't change
Class 1, 2, 3 experiences and how they will change your life
The roadmap to a Class 1 life
When do you know you are forcing something vs. doing the work
Expectations vs. standards
What are we trying to avoid?
07/10/2019 • 1 hour 22 minutes 8 seconds
The Holistic Psychologist - Ending Family Enmeshment
Dr Nicole LePera @the.holistic.psychologist is truly a game changer in the world of psychology and mental wellness. I was so honoured to join her and discuss her very personal journey into becoming the holistic psychologist and her movement for self-healing. Dr LePera opens up with us on her own childhood, her working through familial enmeshment and codependency, and her foundational practices for self care that are so crucial for every one of us. It is a truly courageous journey to confront the harm we may face within our own family unit, and to break free from bonds that may feel impossible to change. I hope that for anyone who is struggling with difficult or enmeshed family patterns, the wisdom of Dr LePera gives you renewed hope for a future of freedom to be your true self.
Anxiety, psychology, gut health, trauma and the connection to our nervous system
How patterns in
30/09/2019 • 1 hour 5 minutes 59 seconds
Dr Jeremy Goldberg - Holding Space For Heartbreak
My good friend Dr Jeremy Goldberg @longdistancelovebombs has joined me this week to dive deep into heartbreak. We both open up about our past experiences of breakups and heartbreak, we go all the way back to our childhoods and early experiences. We explore how our conceptions of love and heartbreak have radically transformed as we have both done our work as adults over the years. This was such a healing and loving episode for me, where we both explored our pain and held space for each other. I really hope this episode helps you in having compassion for your own heartbreaks too.
Why we need to have tea with our rock bottom
There is a fundamental aliveness to feeling anything deeply
Grief is a powerful opportunity to get curious
We get to choose who we want to be in the face of pain
Sometimes choosing love means choosing yourself
23/09/2019 • 1 hour 10 minutes 53 seconds
Relationship Endings Aren't Failures - Special Episode
Maya Angelou famously said that ‘love liberates, it doesn’t bind’. My relationship coming to a close is not a failing, a giving up, or a problem to be solved. In this episode I want to refocus on what is important - the victory isn’t the relationship lasting - the victory is in the process of who you become along the way. And through this process I have been fully liberated, to being all of myself, to loving, and to living all out with no holds barred. This is exactly the delicious, messy, complex journey that I love, that is life. After spending some time connecting to the universe and self, I am surrendering to letting life move through me, I am turning towards it all. I hope that this episode will invite you to do the same.
The beauty of relationships ending
What gifts you find in the challenges
Relationships are mirrors for our own up-leveling
We show up differently when we feel worthy of being chosen
19/09/2019 • 34 minutes 2 seconds
Hilary Jacobs Hendel - Why You Can’t Just “Get Over It”
Every single human has surely suffered with feeling invalidated for their emotions. Author of ’It’s Not Always Depression’ and psychotherapist, Hilary Jacobs Hendel joined us to explore her ground-breaking work on emotions. Many of us have never really learned the true anatomy of our emotions. As Hilary explains, we can build our lives around avoiding the true feeling of our emotions. For many of us our early experiences with emotions involved us being told to ‘get over it’ in one way or another. Fully embracing emotions like anger and hurt means going against our conditioning, and some of these emotions seem downright scary. Could we end up lashing out in rage? Or could embracing our pain actually open the pathway toward calm, composure and compassion? Hilary walks us through the model she uses that allows people to experience - often for the first time in their lives - how to fully feel a feeling, and the freedom that this experiences offers us.
16/09/2019 • 1 hour 22 minutes 23 seconds
Dr. Kelly Brogan - End The War Against Yourself
This game-changing episode will entirely change the way you look at mental health. Dr Kelly Brogan is a psychiatrist and a New York Times bestselling author who has walked the path of integrative and holistic health. While being trained as a psychiatrist, Dr Brogan was a staunch supporter of the pharmaceutical model for symptom suppression. After her own illness and resultant awakening, Dr Brogan entirely changed her clinical practice. Dr Brogan describes the “bait and switch” trap of the medical system, capturing highly sensitive people with medications that often turn situational pain into chronic illness. She argues that rather than suppressing our symptoms we can learn what they are here to teach us, we can see our vulnerability as a gift rather than a curse. Far from being trapped, we are emerging into a zeitgeist of reparenting and unconditional love for self. Dr Brogan describes the joy of liberation from darkness and the power in self care. We can all liberate ou
09/09/2019 • 1 hour 20 minutes 31 seconds
Alistair Moes - Lose Your Temper
Anger is one of the most powerful emotions, it can change lives and change the world. But it can also become incredibly destructive. Alistair Moes (Angerman) is an expert on all things anger. In this episode we delve into what anger means, what it looks like and feels like and how we can use it in healthy ways to deepen our connections with self and others.
1 min - Intro from Mark - the difficulty in engaging with our anger.
3 mins - The breakup recovery course.
4 mins - Intro to Alistair Moes - what happens when we don’t express anger?
6 mins - The link between our gut health and our anger.
11 mins - Alistair’s own experience with boundaries in childhood.
20 mins - Identifying where you are repressing emotions.
28 mins - The power of listening and witnessing your partner.
41 mins - The power in choosing to have hard conversations.
49 mins - The connection be
02/09/2019 • 1 hour 8 minutes 8 seconds
Mark Wolynn - What Trauma Have You Inherited?
Do you know what traumas happened to your grandparents, or great-grandparents? Do you know how those traumas might be impacting on your patterns or triggers today? My guest this week is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of intergenerational trauma. Mark Wolynn not only shares his research and understandings of the field, but also his own story and the stories of some of his clients in understanding their inherited traumas. I was completely mindblown by this episode, whether you know your family history or not, you absolutely must not miss this conversation.
3 mins - Intro to Mark Wolynn and family trauma.
5 mins - How major life events or triggers can relate to experiences of previous generations.
11 mins - Are we ‘wired this way’ or have we inherited our patterns?
13 mins - How we can understand the nature of epigenetics through research on mice.
20 mins - Why do we
25/08/2019 • 51 minutes 33 seconds
Why Love Breaks Us Open - Special Episode
These personal special episodes have been truly cathartic for me in uncovering the vulnerable, raw emotions that I would have once repressed. In this episode I explore attachment styles, our needs and boundaries. For those of us with anxious attachment patterns, we often give up parts of ourselves in order to stay in relationship. But this doesn’t have to be our destiny, by connecting with our truth we have the power to rewrite our story completely.
1 min - The power of sharing and not repressing emotion.
5 mins - Having compassion for ourselves.
7 mins - Attachment styles and the research behind them.
14 mins - 10 seconds of courage to make a change in your life.
18 mins - If you have resentment, you have bad boundaries.
22 mins - What we do when we’re afraid of love.
27 mins - What is a breakup here to teach us?
29 mins - <a href="https://mark-groves.mykajabi.com/sales-page-c322fe0b-4054-4d63-8e7c-38d251eb
23/08/2019 • 31 minutes 41 seconds
Megan Jane Soutar - Do You Feel Your Feelings?
Many of us assume that we automatically feel our feelings, but unfortunately it’s not that simple. There are so many ways society encourages us to deny, avoid and repress emotions. Megan Jane Soutar is a self healing guide who I have had the honor of knowing as a friend and client for many years. As Megan describes in our interview, her transformation has taken her from someone who numbed emotion, to someone who intellectualized emotion, then finally to someone who could FEEL their emotions, fully. And in this transformation Megan has come to working with others in truly feeling their feelings too.
1 min - Marks introduction, dealing with hard emotions.
6 mins - Introduction to Megan Souter and her role as a self healing guide.
15 mins - Numbing emotions instead of feeling them.
17 mins - Megan’s experience of depression in childhood and living with mental illness within the family.
18/08/2019 • 1 hour 23 minutes 22 seconds
Miles Rote - Break up with your phone.
Technology has completely changed our world, but have we adapted? The online revolution has opened new avenues for addiction, social connection, disconnection and distress. There are millions of ways that we are marketed to become addicted to technology: the colours, sounds, styles, ‘likes’, games and more. We can change our relationship to technology, but it means going so much deeper than just setting rules or limits. This weeks episode is so important, I will admit I have struggled with my relationship to technology and have learned so much from Miles on how to change this.
1 min - Intro to episode by Mark Groves.
4 mins - Intro to Miles, how our bodies react to the online world in relation to our biological evolution.
9 mins - How social cues impact our wellbeing, both online and offline.
15 mins - How our relationship to the world can lose its sense of reality when we are so often online.</
12/08/2019 • 1 hour 12 minutes 15 seconds
Why Relationships Are (Really) Hard
In this special episode I dive into my personal story of awakening and rejoining my heart. We all suffer betrayals, usually beginning in our childhood. And often in these betrayals, we learn to hide away parts of ourselves to survive and remain connected to those around us. This is my story of undoing those learnings and making the choice to claim my personal truth.
1:00 - Introduction to the Create The Love Bookclub.
3:00 - Mark's story of his engagement ending.
6:00 - How and why we end up hiding parts of ourselves.
9:00 - Making the choice to rejoin my heart.
12:00 - When I decided I was done with relationships.
15:00 - Give yourself the space to make mistakes, life is your playground. How to use your triggers.
20:00- Leaving too soon or staying too long?
22:00 - Relationships are the greatest determinant of health.
28:00 - The power of connection to self.
09/08/2019 • 33 minutes 34 seconds
Anahata Ananda - The Journey Home To Truth
Anahata Ananda is a wonderful friend of mine, she is also a healer, coach and guide and in this episode she walks us through the connection between spirituality and relationship. We go deep into understanding how a spiritual journey can lead us home to ourselves, and how the depth of our spiritual connection to ourself relates so much to our depth of connection with our partner. Anahata supports us in seeing how our life experiences can lift us toward faith and consciousness and out of the victim mentality.
Episode Highlights:1 mins - Mark’s introduction - the narratives we live and how we can break them.
8 mins - Book Club Introduction! Join the Create The Love Community.
11 mins - Anahata Ananda introduction.
13 mins - Finding humour in the journey.
15 mins - The spiritual crisis, what is it? What tangents do we have to follow in order to find the path back to wholeness?
23 mins - How our journe
04/08/2019 • 1 hour 22 minutes 38 seconds
Mike Campbell - Why Can’t Men Commit?
Mike Campbell is a men’s coach who specialises in helping men connect to their hearts in every aspect of life. In this episode we go deep in unpacking the messages men receive throughout their lives about love and commitment. Why do so many men seem to swim in the emotional shallow end of relationships? How do we deal with avoidance in relationship? AND, how can we change the narrative? Mike is as real as they come and a true friend, I am honored that he has shared this important and necessary conversation with us all.
1 min - Introduction from Mark.
3 mins - The Breakup Recovery Course is now live.
5 mins - Mike Campbell introduction, what does coaching men involve?
9 mins - Masculinity and the societal messages about being male and committing to relationships.
13 mins - The avoidance of relationship and commitment, the power of fear, what is below this fear?
20 mins - The inva
29/07/2019 • 1 hour 9 minutes 17 seconds
Me & Codependency - Special Episode
This is a very personal episode for me, this is my own journey with codependency. Throughout our lives we all become part of widely accepted social contracts through our childhood, religion, community and family. This is my story of breaking some of the social contracts that did not align to my own truth or integrity. It took a lot of vulnerability to break those social contract and also to open up on this topic, so I truly hope it resonates.
1min - My own personal story and learning about codependency in my own life.
2 mins - My relationship to alcohol.
4 mins - How I’d kept one foot in and out foot out with my commitments to change.
5 mins - What unspoken agreements do you hold onto that you don’t truly believe?
10 mins - If i loved myself what would i do?
16 mins - The addiction to trying to save others.
19 mins - I don’t “have it all together”, the p
25/07/2019 • 28 minutes 24 seconds
Kate Horsman - Trusting Your Body
In this episode, Kate Horsman shares her personal story with an eating disorder. Kate shares her ‘fall into grace’ as she left the harsh, competitive world of ballet and made her way through hospitalisation and the life long task of healing. In a world where disordered eating and negative body image are so normalized, Kate’s voice cuts through the pain experienced by so many to offer compassion and hope that we can finally come home to feel safe in our own bodies. As Kate so warmly describes, the way out is to nourish ourselves. Whether you believe you have a healthy relationship with food and your body, there are so many gems offered by Kate in this episode.
2 mins - Intro, the teacher arrives when the student is ready.
8 mins - Breakup Recovery Course.
10 mins - Please leave a written review if you enjoy this episode!
11 mins - Kate Horsman introduction, background in ballet and childhoo
22/07/2019 • 1 hour 19 minutes 41 seconds
Samantha Skelly - Meeting Our Pain With Love
Sam Skelly is a dear friend of mine that has truly changed lives with her work on loving ourselves, loving our bodies and using breathwork to meet our pain with love. Whatever pain you might be experiencing in your life and whether you know the root cause of your pain or not, Sam walks you through how to meet pain with love. Sam specializes in loving our bodies and our relationship with food, but also with using breathwork as the bridge to meeting our pain. When we meet our pain with love, finally the pain can transform. Sam walks us through a practical example of how to use breathwork in everyday life. If you think that the idea of breathwork isn’t for you, then this episode is most definitely for you!
2 mins - Intro to episode.
10 mins - Intro to Sam Skelly, how Mark and Sam met, the mission of hungry for happiness.
15 mins - The link between the body and emotions.
20 mins - Childhood messaging arou
14/07/2019 • 1 hour 8 minutes 34 seconds
Special Episode - All About Ghosting
*Ghosting* it's a phenomenon! One of the most common questions I am asked is 'how do I respond to this person who has just suddenly disappeared?' In this video we unpack the phenomenon of ghosting. Why is is happening? What is behind it? How should we respond, if at all? If you've ever ghosted someone, or been ghosted, this episode is for you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/07/2019 • 30 minutes 10 seconds
The Angry Therapist - Finding Healthy Love
John Kim (aka The Angry Therapist) has made his mark on Instagram, sharing authentic, raw and unfiltered views on life, love and everything in-between. This week I was honored to discuss his approach and in particular we go deep on the difference between young love and healthy love. If you are wondering how to step into healthy love and beyond the highs and lows of superficial dating, then John Kim is your man!
1 min - Intro to episode.
2 mins - Being authentic online.
5 mins - Being a therapist vs being a coach.
12 mins - Starting over and having nothing to lose.
16 mins - Healthy love vs unhealthy love or young love.
24 mins - Relationships are built, not found.
29 mins - The bad boy and the codependent.
35 mins - False beliefs and limiting beliefs.
41 mins - Why don’t we study relationships?
45 mins - Accepting that not all relationships are meant to
07/07/2019 • 1 hour 7 minutes 25 seconds
Jamie Elizabeth Thompson - Awaken Your Sexual Self
Jamie Elizabeth Thompson is a holistic intimacy and sex specialist and we had the most amazing conversation about awakening our sexual selves. Sex and sexuality is such a difficult topic for so many people. Whether it be via our culture, familial upbringing, or religious conditioning, there is still so much shame wrapped up in our sexual selves. Jamie and I discuss how we can move through our conditioning and use our vulnerability to empower and explore our sexual selves. Jamie brings so much understanding and knowledge on the power of the erotic to this episode and I’m so excited to bring you this important conversation, whatever your sexuality, relationship type or gender this episode is for you.
1 min - Introduction to the episode on sex and sexuality.
6 mins - Please leave a review where ever you listen!
6.30 mins - The ‘Create The Love’ course discount, ends soon!
8 mins - Intro to Ja
30/06/2019 • 1 hour 12 minutes 10 seconds
Leah Brathwaite - Live Your Deepest Truth
I’m so excited to introduce you to Leah Brathwaite. She is a dear friend of mine and I have had the honour of watching her life transform as well as now seeing her write about her personal transformation in her new book. This week we breakdown what life transformation can feel like, from undoing old, traditional or religious scripts for life, to writing new ones based on our deepest truths. Leah’s story will resonate with so many of you, so I can’t wait for you to hear this.
1 min - Mark’s trip to Calgary and it’s serendipity of life.
3 mins - The life we “should” have had.
7 mins - The new ‘Create The Love’ course.
11 mins - Intro to Leah Brathwaite and her book.
15 mins - The “I’ll be happy when” life and how to reclaim your own true life.
20 mins - Peeling back the layers of your conditioning, Leah’s story, ‘performing’ for love.
23/06/2019 • 1 hour 16 minutes 54 seconds
Dr. Christopher Ryan - Sex, Connection, Evolution: All Gone Wrong.
I am so excited to introduce an author whose work has impacted my work so significantly. Dr. Christopher Ryan wrote the epic book ‘Sex at Dawn’ in 2010, and he has gone on to continue researching and writing on human evolution. We discuss it all - human evolution, sex and connection, modernity, the agricultural revolution and how it shifted our sexual behaviour, the internet revolution today, and what all of it means for our lives and our happiness. His work is truly fascinating and I am so honoured that he has shared this work with us today.
7 mins - Introducing the book ‘Sex at Dawn’.
13 mins - Sex. What is it all about? How much are we doing it and WHY?
15 mins - The science and research behind ‘Sex at Dawn’.
19 mins - The intention and the truths behind the book.
22 mins - Monogamy and it’s challenges.
24 mins - Sex education around the world tod
16/06/2019 • 1 hour 13 minutes 39 seconds
Sheri Salata - The Beautiful NO
Do you throw yourself into your career, or fitness, or diet - so that you can pretend that your relationships aren’t a problem? Do you feel like your always needing to resolve some problem? Today’s episode with Sheri Salata is for you. Sheri leads us in understanding that we are not problems waiting to be solved. We make the mistake of thinking we are broken and everyone else is living an ‘instagram life’. The fact is that we are all our own experts, none of us have it all ‘figured out’ but we all know the recipe to love ourselves home.
5 min - Connection to self, consciousness of self, and Sheri’s new book.
8 min - Sheri’s role with Oprah Winfrey.
10 min - Finding alignment and when we get ‘distracted’ from true alignment.
14 mins - Loving yourself. Love yourself first. Love yourself most. And how does this relate to any relationship?
09/06/2019 • 52 minutes 56 seconds
Terry Real - The End of Women Caretaking Men
Standing up for yourself with love. Terry Real is leading the revolution of breaking down the patriarchy one relationship at a time. He is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author of four acclaimed books on relationships. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI) offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country. Terry's approach is about 'Straight Talk to Difficult People', he has no time for the traditional heirarchical patraichal approach in relationships. He argues that through standing up for yourself with love, not only can relationships be saved, but society can also be transformed from patriarchy to loving equality.
3 min - The gaps in traditional couple therapy approaches.
5 mins - The grandiosity and superior complex in relationship.
6 mins - Moving beyond patriarchy and traditional gender roles.
8 mins - The ‘Grey Divorce’ revo
02/06/2019 • 55 minutes 44 seconds
Traver Boehm - Why She Can’t Feel You
Traver Boehm is the leader of the UNcivilized Men’s Movement. He coaches, leads, writes, speaks and trains men in the art of connection to self. This week I was honoured to hear Traver’s personal story, how his life completely transformed when he lost his marriage, his business partnership and in the process almost his mind. But far from it, he has come to champion the revolution for men to connect to their most authentic self and redefine their inner masculinity.
9 mins - The two ends of the masculinity continuum - The Marlboro Man versus the Nice Guy.
10 mins - Why do we stick it out with emotional robots? Everyone says they want a ‘conscious’ man, but are they actually ready?
14 mins - Integrating the masculine and feminine, boundaries, trust, sexuality and safety.
19 mins - When a woman can’t connect to her partner, when “she can’t feel you”.
26/05/2019 • 1 hour 18 minutes 58 seconds
Dr. Robert Graham - You Are What You Eat
In this episode I speak with physician, chef, and integrative medicine expert, Dr. Robert Graham. Nowadays, there is more interest and awareness of the link between what we eat and our overall mental and physical wellness. But what does it really mean? What does our gut health mean for our mental health? What are the most important factors driving our health? Is food the ultimate medicine, or is there more to it? This week I jam with my favourite physician and good friend, Dr. Robert Graham to break it all down!
8 mins - The relationship between nutrition and health.
12 mins - Evidence based medicine, what does it mean?
15 mins - The biggest medical crisis of our time? Holistic and integrative medicine? The role of the gut in overall health and wellbeing?
18 mins - The link between gut health and emotional health. How to high conflict relationships impact your overall health?
23 mins - Love and overall health.
19/05/2019 • 1 hour 23 minutes 40 seconds
Raphael Cano - Coming Out as Your Highest Self
Raphael Cano is a love activist and warrior. He and I met very serendipitously in a coffee shop in NYC, and from that day onward our friendship has continued to evolve and expand. Raphael’s mission is to elevate humanity through universal truths and his own divine shine. Raphael’s friendship has been life-changing for me in so many ways, and in this episode I wanted to highlight how Raphael has supported me in having the space to understand how heteronormativity affects people in the LGBTQ+ community. Raphael walks us through his pathway to coming out, then later, to becoming a love warrior. His courage and energy is inspiring and I am so honoured that he shared his story with us for my podcast.
4 mins - How Raphael and Mark first connected - Raphael’s first breakup.
9 mins - Intuition, gut feelings and following your joy. Is it all just love and light?
16 mins - Raphael’s life story - his f
12/05/2019 • 1 hour 14 minutes 7 seconds
Sheleana Aiyana - The Rising Woman
This week Sheleana Aiyana and I talk about Rising Woman. What does it mean to be a rising woman? How did Sheleana’s life lead her to this work? How does one begin to transform pain and trauma into self-compassion and healing? How can we start stepping into our power? If you have ever been impacted by childhood wounds (all of us) then this episode is for you.
1min - Sheleana’s story - how did she come to do this work.
2.30mins - Denial as a coping mechanism and the wakeup call in betrayal and breakup.
4mins - Acceptance as the path toward healing.
6mins - Shea’s life path - the childhood wounds and traumas.
9mins - Transforming pain into healing.
11mins - What is shadow work? How does our shadow impact us and our relationships?
13mins - What are the most common coaching issues and patterns Sheleana sees?
17mins - How did trauma show up in Sheleana’s life?
06/05/2019 • 53 minutes 52 seconds
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman - The Trauma Of Infidelity
Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman is one of the world’s most preeminent relationship researchers. Along with her husband Dr. John Gottman, they run the Gottman Institute, who have conducted many of the world’s most extensive studies on marital stability. This week we delve straight into trauma, including Dr. Gottman’s previous trauma work, the trauma of infidelity, and the Gottman therapy related to this trauma. Lastly, we discuss their latest book - Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. What is it that makes a good relationship and how do good relationships benefit us?
Podcast Highlights:5mins - Julie’s background in trauma research and her journey to the Gottman Institute. 14mins - Trauma, what is it? What does it do to us? What does it feel like?21mins - The healing power of connection.25mins - The Gottman’s couples conflict resolution approach - what questions do you need to ask your partner?<
01/05/2019 • 1 hour 5 minutes 22 seconds
James Silvas - Your “Problem” is Your Portal To Growth
Are you looking to change and grow? Or are you committed to repeating your patterns and limits in life? So often we say we want growth in life - and yet we don’t make the choices aligned with that. AND so often other people want to limit our growth! This week James Silvas and Mark discuss the ways we limit ourselves in love, career, life and everything in between. Why do we limit ourselves from growth and success - why do other people limit us - and how can we stop it? This week we unpack it all!
8mins - Mark’s one night stand history!
10mins - Everything you want is in your discomfort/ stretch zone.
13mins - Self talk and when we self sabotage with our internal talk.
15mins - When Mark left the predictability of a ‘stable’ job and career path.
25mins - Are you accountable for your choices, or are you blocking yourse
22/04/2019 • 1 hour 6 minutes 56 seconds
The Breakup Special - Rising From The Ashes of Heartbreak
This is 20 minutes jam packed with the most juicy breakup content you could ever need. Mark gets straight into the heart of it -- because this time effing hurts. It doesn’t matter whether you wanted the ending or not, you are hurting and we have all been there. Mark walks alongside you and helps you understand the hardest parts, the most painful parts, and explains to you that this rock bottom can be an anchor and a beginning of new possibilities for a deeper and truer connection to ourself and others. Get ready to rise.
The Breakup Recovery Course Sign up Here Now!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/04/2019 • 22 minutes 35 seconds
Amy Young - How To Say Goodbye To Unavailable People, Forever.
This week we have Mark and Amy Young yelling about all things emotional unavailability! Every person has either been caught, is currently caught or will one day be caught in the spell that unavailable people cast over us. We explore why we get caught in the ‘spell’ of unavailable people. How Mark and Amy have both been caught themselves, and how can get unstuck from thinking you’ve found ‘love’ when in reality all you’ve found is pain and suffering. This week is the slap in the face you’ve been waiting for, do not miss it.
5 mins - ‘Bottom feeder bro’ behaviour, why do we want the men who don’t want us?
7 mins - When the body codes drama as chemistry - breaking the spell of choosing someone who is not choosing you.
9 mins - When people are lying to you in dating.
13 mins - Amy’s personal story
15/04/2019 • 1 hour 15 minutes 59 seconds
Dr. Alexandra Solomon - Boundaries. Boundaries. Boundaries.
What are boundaries, why are they so hard? Why do we suck at boundaries with parents, exes, co-parents? Why don’t we just unfriend or block people that have hurt us? What is stopping us from letting go?! How the HECK do we do boundaries with our co-parent exes!? We tackle it ALL this week and nothing is off the table! Dr. Alexandra Solomon takes on the hardest of subjects with wisdom and compassion, if you haven't yet read her book find it in the show notes below.
Episode Highlights:3min: Boundaries, how to deal with boundary violations.
5min: Cultural differences in boundaries.
7min: Emotions and boundaries, childhood and boundaries.
14min: How do we know when a boundary is violated?
16min: Personal empowerment vs relational empowerment.
18min: Types of boundaries, secure vs porous vs rigid.
24min: Vulnerability cycles - what the heck are they?
27min: Voicing and breaking out of a vulnerabili
08/04/2019 • 56 minutes 4 seconds
Bryan Reeves - Why My Girlfriend was Always Angry With Me
Bryan Reeves is our guest this week and I am so excited to introduce you to a man who has truly lived a life of adventure and exploration. Bryan and I discuss his journey, from hyper-masculine army careerist, to wandering the Earth, and later to being a relationship and life coach. Bryan talks us through the journey that broke his heart, opened his heart and totally renewed his joy for life. Bryan and Mark go DEEP on all things masculinity this week. Why did Bryan’s girlfriends always end up frustrated and angry with him? Why do men follow Instagram models and damage their relationships with online behaviour? How can childhood emotional neglect - even the most subtle forms - play out in our adult lives? And what about our triggers, how can triggers from previous relationships or previous lives continue to impact our current partners. Mark and Bryan discuss the challenges that every couple is bound to face.
6:00 - The journey from army career
01/04/2019 • 58 minutes 19 seconds
Kelsey Grant - Ready to get Real in Your Relationship?
This week I was over the moon to be speaking with my dear friend Kelsey Grant. Kelsey is an absolute goddess on all things relationships, intimacy, and sex! We got really real on intimacy in every way, how sex relates to connection and visa versa. We got into the juiciest parts of relationship and shared our own pasts on the highest highs and lowest lows - commitment, patterns, past hurts, cheating, breaking up, growing and knowing ourselves.
5min: Sexual intimacy and communication - whats the link?
8min: The vulnerability in sex - can you hide yourself and still enjoy climax?
10min: The differences between men and women when it comes to sex and connection.
12min: Integrity, cheating and shame.
14min: Pleasure and growth, how we change over time.
17min: Connection to self and ghosting, looking at it from both sides. When Mark was like a “Mt Everest Basecamp” of red flags
25/03/2019 • 1 hour 22 minutes 27 seconds
The Shocking Truth About Circumcision with Brendon Marotta
This week I was honoured to be joined by filmmaker Brendon Marotta. Brendon has just launched the ground-breaking documentary ‘American Circumcision’ on Netflix. We had an incredibly powerful, raw and real conversation on the issue of circumcision. We went deep on the trauma, pain and often undiscussed power that circumcision still holds in our society today. This is a topic that deserves so much more investigation and I am so passionate about bringing this topic to light. Don’t miss this episode.
1min: Why did you end up working on the topic of circumcision?
4min: Circumcision is a cure in search of a disease - a cure for masturbation.
7min: The data behind circumcision.
10min: Women as supportive of the issue.
12min: Trauma and circumcision.
19min: The history of circumcision.
25min: The power of cultural conditioning.
28min: How and why is the conversation on circ
20/03/2019 • 1 hour 6 minutes 6 seconds
Are You Real at Work? with Matt Corker
Matt Corker is a CEO, MBA and ’a magician of human experience’, this week he joins me to discuss all things leadership and business. We discuss Matt’s latest venture The Corker Co, and how he is crushing it in the business world, not only by connecting with people but also by connecting people to each other. There are so many synergies between how we communicate and manage relationships at work and with how we communicate and manage relationships at home - but too often we see them as separate worlds.
We jam on the difference between being authentic and putting on roles for different contexts. How real are you at work and how is it impacting yourself and those you love?
6min: People don’t quit their job they quit their manager, is this true?
8min: Fulfilment and work, being an entrepreneur vs employee, what’s the difference?
15min: Authenticity and the roles we play, how to we
12/03/2019 • 1 hour 6 minutes 38 seconds
Exploring the Meaning of Marriage with Stephanie Coontz
In this episode Mark Groves is joined by Stephanie Coontz, researcher, academic and author of seven books on marriage and family. They explore topics ranging from traditions, gender roles, the evolution of relationships in history and the more recent impacts of technology on relationships.
Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and is Director of Research and Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families. She has authored seven books on marriage and family life, including A Strange Stirring: ‘The Feminine Mystique’ and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. Coontz is a frequent guest columnist for the New York Times and CNN.com. Selected articles and tv appearances can be found at www.stephaniecoontz.com
3m30sec: The history of marriage - what was it’s purpose?<
04/03/2019 • 56 minutes 8 seconds
The Evolution of Men with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg
In this podcast Mark Groves is joined by Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, writer, spoken word poet, marine biologist and PhD in social science. Mark and Jeremy discuss their personal evolutions as men, for Jeremy this has meant shifting from being an academic and PhD to becoming an artist. They also reflect upon the evolution of the modern man in today's world, what does it mean to be raised a boy today, what is school and society teaching boys, how do we break out of the stories and patterns and how we are all still on the journey home to ourselves.
3:15 - What is going on with men and #MeToo, why aren’t more men speaking up?
7:00 - Why do men struggle to speak up on emotions- are men emotionally castrated?
12:00 - The evolving man in society - what is the cultural shift toward opening?
21:00 - The modern education system - what is it teaching and not teaching for the modern life?
25:00 - Step out of the ‘story’ you
25/02/2019 • 1 hour 5 minutes 3 seconds
Learning To Love All Of You with Kylie McBeath
I’m so excited to introduce this week’s episode with my best friend and love – Kylie McBeath. Love, Service, and Wisdom. Those are the three words that Kylie lives by. Her greatest mission is to help more people unleash their greatness, and find truth and alignment in life through harnessing their best resource: their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. She is also a Certified Health Coach and Transformational Life Coach and she works to empower women to move through shame, release anger, and align with their most aligned + powerful selves.
During this convo Kylie not only shares her relationship journey but also her journey as an entrepreneur and some amazing insights for how to grow into your voice, truth, integrity, and most true self.
11:10 – Kylie’s journey back to herself
16:10 – Breaking through the limiting messages sent to women
24:50 – How fear creeps into relati
04/02/2019 • 1 hour 3 minutes 3 seconds
Redesigning Your Love Blueprint with Terri Cole
This episode was such an honour to record and is one I could go on and on about for hours! In it I talk with Terri Cole, the New York-based, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and founder of Real Love Revolution & Boundary Bootcamp. Terri uses practical psychology, eastern mindfulness and harnesses the power of intention to create sustainable, positive behavioral change i.e. true transformation. Tune in as we talk about how childhood lessons about life form the blueprint of how we navigate our adult relationships around love. In addition to the highlights below are some amazing and practical tips on how to start understanding your own story so that you can heal old wounds and set new standards for what you actually want to create in your life.
11:55 – Your inherited love blueprint
15:10 – The difference between need and choice
18:00 – Why 5-step get love fast programs never work
28/01/2019 • 56 minutes 1 second
Money is Energy with Selina Gray
Why does our relationship with money matter and how does it connect to our relationships with people? This episode is a must! In it, money boss Selina Gray and I unpack the connection between money, our pasts, stress, and of course, healing and freedom. Selina Gray is a CPA, CA & a money relationship expert with over 15 years of experience reinventing finance for individuals & businesses. Selina has helped thousands of people transform their relationship with money by focusing on emotions, money mindset & practical money optimization skills. She believes that everyone is capable of healing their money story and her approach cuts through all the bullshit beliefs that have been blocking you from healing your own. Tune in to get to the heart of what really matters in your life, and to make the change that lasts.
9:20 – uncovering your money memories
13:00 – Selina’s money mess
25:40 – how to be more ex
21/01/2019 • 1 hour 8 minutes 51 seconds
How To Be Unstoppable with Branden Collinsworth
This episode is the ultimate sandwich of inspiration, entertainment, and motivation. Branden has overcome obstacle after obstacle on his journey from poverty, to the ivy league, to Nike, to around the world, and back again. He takes us back to his days on the streets and talks about how he finally let go of the stories and scarcity of his past to take responsibility for the future he knew he wanted. Today, Branden Collinsworth is an internationally renowned human performance coach and works exclusively with several of the most impactful people in sports, music, and business. Branden has been endorsed and worked with brand giants, SUMMIT, Lululemon, Redbull, Dr.Oz, MTV and is currently a Master Trainer for Nike. Check out the highlights below, and get ready, set, go!
15:10 – why you should swear more
16:00 – Branden’s rock bottom turning point
20:35 – fight or flight
27:42 – the secret weapon of obsession
14/01/2019 • 1 hour 6 minutes 15 seconds
Become A Relationship Grown Up with Jayson Gaddis
Hands up if you learned as much about relationships in school as you did about pythagorean theorem. Ya, me neither. Meet Jayson Gaddis - relationship student & teacher, author, host of the Smart Couple Podcast, and founder of The Relationship School. He is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school– 'How to do intimate relationships'. In this episode, we talk about how important it is to treat and train our relationship skills like muscles. Jayson drops some serious knowledge about the benefits of couples therapy (as well as why you might be scared to go), as well as what unconscious investments we all carry that keep us at our same old painful status quo. Let the class begin!
8:10 – how we disappear in relationships and how to connect instead
13:30 – recognizing false vulnerability
17:30 – tips for having the therapy talk with your partner
23:00 – steps to
07/01/2019 • 56 minutes 35 seconds
The Myths of Masculinity and Addiction with Ben Goresky
What if you learned that everything you’ve been taught about what it means to be a man, was wrong? Tune into my recent conversation with addictions counselor and men’s coach Ben Goresky and learn how to reconnect to your masculinity and your partner with a new sense of compassion and curiosity. In this episode we talk about how to call ourselves and others on the bullshit stories that hold us back, the social norms that perpetuate addiction, why who you spend time with matters, and how you can get back in alignment with who you really are.
In this episode you’ll learn about:
Addiction myths (15:30)
Men and addictions: (34:20)
The connection solution for men and women (48:40)
The antidote to defensiveness (53:10)
The cycle of codependency (1:00:00)
You can find Ben through his group for <a href="https://samuraibrotherhood.com/squads-captains/
31/12/2018 • 1 hour 13 minutes 35 seconds
Call In Your Dream Partner with Lacy Phillips
Have you ever wondered about manifestation? Can we truly "make" something happen for us? In life and love, how can we get the things that we say we want? This week, I'm jamming with Lacy Phillips, a Manifestation Advisor specializing in unblocking beliefs of unworthiness and expanding into alignment with what one is calling in. We talk about how to develop a good relationship with yourself, with romantic partners, and with money. Find out how you can tap into your subconscious mind and how to grow your worth. This is one you don't want to miss!
In this episode you'll learn:
- The science behind manifestation (5:36)
- How to "get" the partner you deserve (12:20)
- The connection between love and money (49:05)
- And so much more!
Where can you find more of Lacy Phillips?
24/12/2018 • 1 hour 5 minutes 41 seconds
Anchoring Connection with Baya Voce
Human connection is such a powerful and necessary component of our lives. As a human connection specialist myself, I thought what better way to dive deep into this topic than to sit down with none other than Baya Voce? For the past decade, Baya has studied relationships and human connection, most recently giving one of the most-viewed TEDx talks of all time, titled "The Simple Cure for Loneliness," with more than 3.5 million views. Here we get a little taste of the nuggets from her TEDx talk, and we go deep into the work it takes to feel connected to ourselves and others.
In this episode, you’ll get answers to these questions:
Are breakups harder on men? (10:30)
What is betrayal? (22:35)
Do ‘mixed messages’ actually exist? (31:20)
And so much more!
Where can you find more of Baya Voce?Website: Baya
17/12/2018 • 49 minutes 35 seconds
Breaking Relationship Blocks with Vienna Pharaon
“Marriage is complicated.” “Once you’re married, sex goes out the window.” “It’s all downhill after the honeymoon phase.” Have you heard people say this to you? Have you actually uttered these words yourself? Vienna Pharaon and I sat down and talked about the stories we tell ourselves around getting married and how we can make the shift and define marriage in whatever way we want. Vienna is a licensed marriage and family therapist based in New York City, where she runs her own practice. She is currently the number 1 Google search result when looking for couples counseling in NYC and she and I co-created a Relationships 101 workshop. Grab your pen and paper -- this episode is dynamite!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
How honoring your vows are important, but honoring promises can help too (8:44)
How to hold an “Annual General Meeting” with your spouse or partner (13:00)
10/12/2018 • 48 minutes 12 seconds
Captain 'Raise the Bar' with Amy Young
Are you struggling in the dating world? Do you feel like finding love is the equivalent to working a fulltime job? In this episode, I talk to Amy Young all about dating in the modern world and her unpopular opinion that dating is actually fun and how it should never feel like an obligation. Amy is a life coach extraordinaire who previously worked as an actor and comedienne, bringing her silly and irreverent approach to empowering single women to understand themselves and set themselves up for relationship success. She is self-proclaimed “Captain Raise the Bar” and she and I jammed on all the goodness there is in today’s modern dating world when you look for it.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
The importance of raising your standards (8:08)
Can people have casual sex without getting hurt? (15:00)
Is it OK for a woman to need a man? (36:30)
And so much more!
03/12/2018 • 1 hour 11 minutes 29 seconds
Navigating Relationships and Codependency with Ivy Kwong
What is the difference between wanting to make your partner happy and being accommodating to the point of losing yourself? What is the recipe for self-love that allows you to deepen your connection in relationships? In this episode, I speak with Ivy Kwong, a licensed marriage & family therapist, speaker, and writer who specializes in self-love and connection to heal codependency.
Ivy also lets us in on an emotional intimacy exercise you can start putting into practice right away (55:05). Make a new nightly routine of checking in with yourself and sharing with your partner about the following areas: anger, pain, sadness, fear, shame, guilt, joy, and loneliness. Tune in to hear exactly how this exercise works and more tips and tricks you can use to help yourself (and your partner) grow.
In this episode, you’ll also learn:
The definition and different degrees of codependency (19:17)
The value of self-esteem and self-love (27
26/11/2018 • 1 hour 4 minutes 57 seconds
What makes long-term relationships go the distance? I’m speaking with author and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, who you might know as the “Relationship Architect” and author of the transformational book, “Loving Bravely.” We talk about what’s really needed to make a relationship work – spoiler alert — it goes way beyond good sexual chemistry (although that’s needed, too). Today, we bring you the tools that will get you started both as an individual and as a couple.
Alexandra is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University teaching and training marriage and family therapy graduate students. In addition, she teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” If all of that wasn’t enough, Dr. Solomon is also a highly sought-after speaker and media commentator on relationship topics.
19/11/2018 • 54 minutes 2 seconds
A Little More About Me and My Journey
In this episode I discuss my journey and why I the subject of relationships is so important. I talk about the misconceptions about love, my (our) struggles, healing wounds, and how we can best begin to learn to create connection and deepen our relationships with ourselves and others.
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29/10/2018 • 34 minutes 8 seconds
Join me on my journey...
Join me on my journey as I seek to understand and discover what is it that make great couples great?
Why is it that some people seem to be able to keep love alive for a lifetime and others can't seem to even make it through a moment?
Why are we attracted to certain types of people who are bad for us?
I've discovered that the quality of our relationships ultimately determines the quality of our lives and our health.I've had so many amazing wonderful conversations with brilliant people about the subject to understand it myself and I wanted to share these conversations with you.
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