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English, Finance, 1 season, 252 episodes, 2 days, 13 hours, 21 minutes
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Woke & Wired is a new conversation about expanded consciousness and entrepreneurship in the digital age. How can we harness the infinite possibilities of today’s digital world to create success, fulfillment and positive impact? And can our personal spiritual practice contribute to it? This podcast was born out of a ten-year exploration of the possibility of living a spiritually rich life while using the Internet – specifically, social media – to create a life of freedom, connection, creative expression, and abundance.
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240. I’m Back! A Big Life Update After Having a Baby (Following Guidance One Step at a Time)

It’s been almost a year since I’ve released an episode and since then we’ve moved across the country, bought and renovated a house (well, it’s still in progress!), birthed a baby, and welcomed another furry member to our family. I also released my first spoken word song.  I’ve been hearing very strong inner guidance whispers to come back to the podcast. On the earthly plane, I’ve also experienced incredible synchronistic meetings and conversations that have pointed to the same thing… “get back to the mic!” I share some of these stories in this episode.  So I’m following the guidance. In this comeback episode, let’s catch up on life: I share the most memorable bits of my journey from last summer (when we drove across the country to move to the West Coast) to now, as I’m feeling a completion of my postpartum stage and feeling a new way of being, loving and expressing emerging within the expanded constellation of our family.   I share about:  My initiation into receiving  Our weird Airbnb experiences  Our road trip from Austin to Reno  Choosing to show up and share while the collective is in pain  Our annual trip to the Tucson Gem Show with an infant  Trip to Southern California and how our new dog Kobe divinely joined our family  My Divinely guided and supported first big flight with Zion The sign that gave me the courage to release my song, “Who Me?” Mentioned:  Who Me? song by Ksenia Brief SpiderERC – our family Employee Retention Credit business TaskRabbit – the app we used to find helpers for our move Under Canvas – upscale, safari-inspired accommodations outdoors Los Poblanos Historin Inn & Organic Farm and Hacienda Spa Heart Gardening Podcast  Asher Market Transportation service I used for our dog Kobe Rover – the app I use to find dog sitters   Content referenced: Kauai Babymoon Moving from Austin to Reno: Part 1 and Part 2 Waking up in Zion National Park  6 places I loved in Albuquerque Renovation moodboard Renovation Update  About Employee Retention Credit  My garden Related episodes:  239. I’m 24 Weeks Pregnant! Lessons from My Pregnancy Journey 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 125 Jasmin Jenkins: Lessons From Ayahuasca Plant Medicine and Alchemizing Grief Into Presence Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me.   
6/10/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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239. I’m 24 Weeks Pregnant! Lessons from My Pregnancy Journey, Part 1

In this episode, I share one of the most expansive journeys I’ve ever been on: my path to being 24 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby boy.  After multiple pregnancy losses, there have been so many non-obvious, non-linear initiations and activations that have moved through me to prepare me for this moment. In this solo episode, I share some of them. I have a feeling this will be part one of a series! We cover:  The layers of initiation we’ve been moving through on this pregnancy journey  How the desire to have children first activated in my body The role that our wedding choices played in our journey to expanding our family  Being stewards for a New World Soul   Some of the lessons that have revealed so far on this pregnancy journey  Some of the signs that our spirit baby has sent us  The support I’ve had on my journey to a healthy pregnancy: acupuncture, yoga, song medicine, biological dentistry, bodywork  The role that intuition has played on this pregnancy journey  Answering the call to visit the land I connected with as a child  How I am living the concept of a “conscious pregnancy”  Some of the books I’ve found supportive during my pregnancies  How I’ve been choosing what to share on social media and what to keep to myself around pregnancy and loss Learning to love my body through all the changes happening during pregnancy  Episode sponsor: Laird Superfood: Use my special link to save 15% at Laird Superfood at checkout. Go to zen.ai/ksenia15 add nourishing, plant-based foods to fuel you from sunrise to sunset! Related episodes:  237 Honoring The Sacred Creative Pause, Podcast As A Ceremony, Magical Experiences During Recent Travels, Choosing Creation, and Lemurian Crystals 232 Miracles Abound: Recap Of My Healing Journey To Turkey 211 We’ve Moved To Austin! Trusting The Unknown  197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 180 Rebecca Naylor: The Universe As A Treasure Map, Learning To Trust The Mystery and Water As A Consciousness Carrier 201 Lion Tracker Boyd Varty: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process In The Digital Age Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify  
7/14/202353 minutes, 46 seconds
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238. Trusting Your Creative Process, Being Available For Spirit While Staying Grounded In Your Body, Quantum Leaping Through Journaling – KARINA IVANOVA

Four years ago musician, writer and podcaster Karina Ivanova was listening to one of my podcast episodes, and planted a seed that she’d like to be a guest one day. But then she heard an inner voice ask: “What would you be excited to tell Ksenia about?” That’s when she realized that the creations she’s meant to share with me (and with you) haven’t come through yet. So Karina got busy bringing her creative visions to reality, from a music album, to a poetry book, a podcast and a journaling movement in her home country of Kazakhstan. All while exploring her own spiritual journey through the Akashic Records and other modalities. Today, she shares it all with us, and I couldn’t be more excited about this coming full circle! We discuss:  Meeting Spirit while staying persent in your body How to learn another language fluently – Karina’s experience learning english Karina’s experience growing up with a musician mom First encounters with Spirit  Karina’s spiritual journey and how opening her Akashic Records changed everything  Karina’s experience with residency at the Watermill Center Making peace with your inner voice Pain alchemized into sacred work Music as an invitation to feel The creative process of writing a music album  The healing power of journaling and free writing  How to quantum leap through journaling  Changing the trajectory of your life by establishing a communication between your past self and future self  Creating your own mantras  Appreciating the little things  Karina’s upcoming creative projects  Episode sponsor: Laird Superfood: Use my special link to save 15% at Laird Superfood at checkout. Go to zen.ai/ksenia15 add nourishing, plant-based foods to fuel you from sunrise to sunset! Mentioned:  How To Read The Akashic Records by Linda Howe  Related episodes:  My TikTok Experiment: 0 to 350K Followers | 5D Video Storytelling Strategy for 2021 52 Ashley Wood: Stop Worrying About What People Think & Surrender To Your Calling 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy About Karina Ivanova:  I’m a 26-year-old musician, writer and podcaster from Kazakhstan. currently, I’m creating “jazziam” (www.instagram.com/jazziamwithkarina/) which is a journaling movement, community and podcast, introducing the healing power of writing (jazu literally means two things in Kazakh: to write and to heal) to people. 2 years ago, I released my first music album “metanoia” in English (https://open.spotify.com/album/7DTRqa5W5eWahtx6qpVO7v?si=SvVevKNtS0KnxZJkmA17vw) and a poetry book called “символ отречения от контроля” (symbol of surrendering control), in Russian. It’s a collection of 110 poems-reflections on my spiritual journey activated after a series of events such as residency at the Watermill Center, opening my Akashic Records for the first time and ending my 8.5 year long relationship. I’m interested all things arts and spirituality, conscious living, writing, soulful entrepreneurship and relationships. My sacred work these days is to hold space for people, as individuals and in groups, through writing practices and mantra chanting.
6/27/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 20 seconds
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237. Honoring The Sacred Creative Pause, Podcast As A Ceremony, Magical Experiences During Recent Travels, Choosing Creation, and Lemurian Crystals

In this solo update I’m sharing the WHY behind the longest break from podcasting I’ve ever taken, some of the creations that I’m currently bringing into the world, and why allowing the space for Source to move through is an invitation for miracles.  Here are some of the things I share:  - Our experience at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (and an invitation for you if you’re called to Lemurian Crystals) - How I plan travel experiences to leave space for Source to guide me - I’m pregnant! How I’m approaching this pregnancy differently than the previous times - Fulfilling Eric’s childhood dream of going to the NBA finals - Releasing industry standards and expectations, and approaching every podcast episode as a sacred ceremony Episode sponsor: Laird Superfood: Use my special link to save 15% at Laird Superfood at checkout. Go to zen.ai/ksenia15 add nourishing, plant-based foods to fuel you from sunrise to sunset! Related episodes:  236 Ksenia and Eric Brief with Michelle Sinnette: Why Spirituality, Taxes & Finances Are The Same Thing | Being A Business Artist | Facing Money Fears | ERC As An Opportunity for Source To Deliver Money 235 5-Step Intuitive Social Media Process for Artists, Creators, Healers, Coaches and Entrepreneurs 87 Eric Brief – All About Crystals Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
6/11/202332 minutes, 43 seconds
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236. KSENIA and ERIC BRIEF with MICHELLE SINNETTE: Why Spirituality, Taxes & Finances Are The Same Thing | Being A Business Artist | Facing Money Fears | ERC As An Opportunity for Source To Deliver Money

My mentor Michelle Sinnette and my husband Eric Brief join me in this very special conversation about a soul calling we’ve all said YES to. After a few very internal months away from podcasting  (I’m growing a baby in my belly!), I heard clear guidance to jump back in. What we share in this conversation is an answered prayer in many ways, and we go to depths I’ve never gone before on the podcast. Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me.  We discuss:  How did a spiritual mentor end up in a financial services business?  Why spirituality, taxes and finances are the same thing Living in alignment with Source in all aspects of your life Moving beyond the labels of “conscious business”  Transcending the need to “make money”  Being a business artist Building an outstanding business in a low trust industry  How Eric was guided to make SpiderERC a vertically integrated business  Being the invitation and letting go of the outcome  Being present for miracles instead of self-evaluation, over-strategizing and over-thinking  The role that Eric and Ksenia’s partnership and marriage plays in the success of the businesses Eric creates  The importance of feeling grounded from within before moving into action Your soul being in pure creation without the need to produce and perform Creating from fear is not creation… it is destruction  Seeing your business as a non-linear being  Moving through energetic blocks around money and stepping into freedom Ksenia gets real-time coaching on moving past old money stories  We also cover all things ERC: What is ERC? (Employee Retention Credit) and what opportunity does it offer for you? Who qualifies for ERC/ERTC? The Recovery Startup Business Provision The importance of proper documentation when you file for to get your ERC/ERTC What sets apart SpiderERC when it comes to choosing a company to file for ERC Can you file ERC yourself?  Why accounting firms choose SpiderERC to send their clients to file for ERC All of the global ripples Spider is producing beyond ERC  Episode sponsor: Laird Superfood: Use my special link to save 15% at Laird Superfood at checkout. Go to zen.ai/ksenia15 add nourishing, plant-based foods to fuel you from sunrise to sunset! About Michelle Sinnette:  Michelle Sinnette is a seer and a mentor dedicated to catalyzing the leaders of tomorrow. She teaches them to harness their intensity, intelligence, and creativity to first move through the lens of their intuition and then move into aligned action. The result - true life fulfillment and tangible achievement beyond what they or their industry ever thought possible. Initiated fully into her intuitive gifts through two near-death experiences, Michelle now has an unparalleled ability to navigate into unseen realms for the purpose of activating more vibrant and meaningful living here on Earth. She has deep roots on the Big Island of Hawai'i and today her work takes her around the world. Her professional career has spanned the diverse fields of law enforcement, licensed therapy, neuropsychology, and business consulting. She weaves these realms together through intuitive mentorship and consulting for family empires, entrepreneurs, artists, and C-suite executives. Michelle believes that professional success is no longer the metric; it is aligned success rooted in peace. That is when we will see our full potential realized as a species. Connect with Michelle Sinnette:  www.legacycacao.com Instagram @legacycacao www.spidererc.com About Eric Brief:  Eric Brief is an entrepreneur, artist and crystal lover.  Connect with Eric Brief:  www.spidererc.com Instagram @ericbrief About Ksenia Brief:  Ksenia Love Brief is a storyteller, mentor and artist on a mission to weave a web of remembering through sacred one-on-one sessions, as well as intentional content across various mediums. kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief TikTok @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief Time stamps [also available on kseniabrief.com] 00:00:42 Intro, summary and a few tips for listening to this episode 00:07:45 Eric and Michelle join Ksenia in conversation 00:07:45 The interview begins here 00:18:00 The why behind creating SpiderERC as a service – what led Eric to ERC (Employee Retention Credit) 00:34:00 Why Michelle joined SpiderERC as an intuitive mentor  00:39:40 Being present for miracles instead of self-evaluation, over-strategizing and over-thinking  00:40:32 Letting go of the outcome and trusting people’s divine timing  00:46:00 The role that Eric and Ksenia’s partnership and marriage has played in the success of SpiderERC and other businesses Eric creates 00:50:11 Creating from fear is not creation… it is destruction. Releasing the fear of “needing to be successful” and shifting into doing what you’re meant to do 00:52:45 Employee Retention Credit from a spiritual perspective: the world is shifting  00:54:00 The complexity of claiming your ERC credit, some examples of businesses who have qualified and received their ERC credit, and who ERC is for 01:04:30 Do you qualify for ERC? How does this whole thing apply to you?  01:06:15 The ERC timeline: how much time is left to apply for this credit 01:10:35 Employee Retention Credit summary: who it’s for, who might qualify, and how to take advantage of this opportunity  01:22:28 Why SpiderERC and not your accountant or another ERC company (Michelle’s perspective)  01:26:00 Why accountants are not typically ERC experts  01:28:35 ERC as a puzzle  01:29:40 Why accounting firms are referring their clients to SpiderERC to claim ERC credits  01:31:20 Moving through energetic blocks around money and stepping into freedom 01:39:51 All of the global ripples Spider is producing beyond ERC  01:42:08 ERC affiliate program and Ksenia’s experience with referring businesses to SpiderERC  01:43:46 Ksenia gets real-time coaching on moving past old money stories
5/24/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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235. 5-Step Intuitive Social Media Process for Artists, Creators, Healers, Coaches and Entrepreneurs

If you’ve been feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just unclear about how to show up on social media – and wondering if you should show up at all – this one’s for you. In this episode, I will share a 5-step intuitive social media process that is inspired by some of the downloads that have been coming through during my one-on-one energy/social media strategy work with incredible entrepreneurs, artists and healers (shoutout to all the incredible souls that say yes to this courageous, vulnerable work.)  I guess you could say what I do is “shamanic” social media. In essence, I connect the different realms and hold the mirror of possibility for the client’s highest self-expression in this world, using the lens of social media. I continue to be blown away by what comes through in these sessions – it’s way beyond me or anything my brain could have come up with.  I don’t get a chance to work with everyone in an intimate one-on-one way, but I feel that this work is incredibly important, especially at this time. That’s why I’m so excited to share this process and this guidance with you here on the podcast!  Mentioned:  Journal entry that changed my life: Spirit of Content Related Episodes:  219 Social Media Energy Code For When You Feel Stuck 192 My Approach To Social Media Strategy in 2022 | Reframing “Social Media Growth” and Unleashing The Full Force Of Your Presence 189 Trust The Life Force Without Having To Understand It | #11DaysOfSharing on Social Media 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World 151 Social Media Energy Download: This Makes All The Difference [Spirit of Content] 146 Conscious Social Media: A 7-Step Guided Journey Into What Really Matters Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
2/16/202322 minutes, 16 seconds
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234. Ancestral Healing, Living In Your Truth, and Remembering That We Are Already Free – NATHAN MAINGARD

I really enjoyed this conversation with Nathan Maingard – podcast host, transformational guide and wordsmith.  This is the first interview under the updated podcast cover art, and that’s intentional: the depths to which we journey in this episode takes the sacred space that is this podcast to a new level!  We discuss:  How a conscious social media Google search brought together Nathan and me What is was like growing up barefoot and naked in a small village in South Africa Choosing to be the healer in your lineage Overcoming the lineage of violence “Trauma travels through the lineage until someone is brave enough to feel it” Nathan’s school experiences and being bullied as a hyper sensitive child  Trusting that your parents did the best they could  The beauty that came out of Nathan’s parents’ divorce  Nathan’s experience with family constellation therapy   Overcoming addiction to hard drugs  Some of the healing modalities and plant medicines Nathan has worked with, and the lessons they brought (kambo and psilocybin) Nathan’s spoken word piece that went viral  How Nathan is answering the call to pivot from music career    How Nathan is practicing being in balance of feminine and masculine energies  About Nathan Maingard:  Born at home to a writer and a craftsman in a tiny cottage on the tip of Africa, Nathan Maingard was raised barefoot and naked. As a highly sensitive person formed by the sounds of wild ocean and musical poets, he was nearly crushed by the limiting boxes society pushed him into. Through his inner healing journey of finding his 'enoughness', he has grown into an empowering wordsmith, healing facilitator, and transformational guide. His gift is to support down-to-earth seekers and free people as they feel, heal, and grow. Related episodes:  233 Weaving A New Reality (Podcast Update) 232 Miracles Abound: Recap Of My Healing Journey To Turkey 216 Cultivating a Sacred Connection to Source, Your Soul & Social Media Audience – ALYSON CHARLES INTERVIEWS KSENIA on Ceremony Circle Podcast 201 Lion Tracker Boyd Varty: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process In The Digital Age 170 TikTok’s Grooviest Couple Is Bringing Healing to The World – GROOVE WITH GAIA aka CAM AND ELI on Movement, Mindfulness & Plant Medicine 123 Rebecca Naylor: Kambo, The Consciousness Expanding Frog Medicine Mentioned:  Jeremy Loops music Immaculée Ilibagiza Rasa adaptogenic coffee alternative Connect with Nathan Maingard:  Instagram: @nathanmaingard https://nathanmaingard.com Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/25/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 20 seconds
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233. Weaving A New Reality

I’ve been in a deep process of surrendering and incubating an upgraded podcast name and cover, and I’m so excited to share this update with you. In this solo episode, I share:  Alchemization of WEB8 podcast name  How someone calling me out led to a big expansion New podcast cover! Some of the symbols within the WEB8 podcast cover art The most important “to do” list I’ve ever had: “surrender to God” Not saving things up “for later” – unclogging my creative field  Related episodes:  213 Introducing WEB8: New Podcast Name, New Era 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World 118 Sophie Chiche: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time Mentioned:  Shaq and kitty cat – viral TikTok Animal Power Book by Alyson Charles Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/24/202319 minutes, 30 seconds
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232. Miracles Abound | Recap Of My Healing Journey To Turkey

When you have a feeling that there’s an adventure, a journey you’re meant to take, but you don’t know where to start… get patient and listen. The guidance always drops in.  In this episode, I share the boundless miracles that have unfolded for me and my family in the last couple of weeks as we journeyed through Turkey. We cover:  - Getting quiet and listening listening to the land - My experience being guided to go to Turkey and following through on it - Planting seeds for a healthy pregnancy  - Releasing the story that ancestral healing needs to be hard  - My experience with prescription ketamine medicine  - Supporting each other on our own individual journeys as one of the pillars of my relationship with Eric - The miracles that unfold when we say YES before we know the HOW  - My favorite way to use my intuition when shopping  - A magical 600-year-old garden I got to visit in Istanbul  - Creating family memories  - Disconnecting from external drama and re-plugging into the peace within  - How this year already feels very different like anything I’ve experienced in the past  Related episodes:  231 Manoj Dias: You Already Are Everything You Seek To Be | Meditation As A Catalyst For Healing 181 Intentional Journaling Prompts To Create A Vision For The New Year and Reflect on This Year 180 Rebecca Naylor: The Universe As A Treasure Map, Learning To Trust The Mystery and Water As A Consciousness Carrier 123 Rebecca Naylor: Kambo, The Consciousness Expanding Frog Medicine Mentioned:  Open meditation, breathwork and movement app  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/13/202345 minutes, 26 seconds
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231. MANOJ DIAS – You Already Are Everything You Seek To Be | Meditation As A Catalyst For Healing and Remembering

My guest is Manoj Dias – author, teacher, speaker and co-founder of Open, a modern meditation organization based in California. I have been using Open to participate in the January meditation and breathwork challenge, and it’s quickly becoming my favorite mindfulness app. If you’d like to experience it for yourself, download the Open app here. We discuss:  How Manoj found himself on the intersection of meditation and technology How meditation came into Manoj’s life From corporate marketing to being a meditation teacher  Transforming the story of “there’s something wrong with me”  How Open is giving spirituality a different marketing campaign  Meditation as a gateway to a life of clarity and ease Manoj’s cultural and religious background, and what it was like growing up in the Buddhist tradition  How Manoj knew that he’d just met his spiritual teacher  The journey of listening to your body  Expanding from a drop-in meditation studio to a global app    Finding the balance between rhythms of creation and rest as an entrepreneur  Trusting your body’s wisdom Finding harmony between the heart and the mind   Manoj’s decision to go from teacher to a tech entrepreneur   Connect with Manoj Dias:  Manojdias.com.au @manojdias_ Open meditation, breathwork and movement app  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episodes:  217 Natalie Miles: Your Intuitive Power in Business and on Social Media 191 Kalpana Alejandra Arias: Ecosomatics, Reindigenization and Living A Devotional Life In The Digital Age 96 David Harshada Wagner: Plug Into The Mystical Path In The Midst Of It All 85 Dr. Andrew Weil – Expanded Consciousness, Breathwork & Matcha
1/6/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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230. Rethinking Content Creator Business and Creating Your Own Algorithm – TOM BOYD Interviews KSENIA BRIEF

In this episode I'm interviewed by Tom Boyd for his show Creators Are Brands. It's packed with gems! Description from Creators are Brands: In a world where everyone is telling us to speed up, we talk about intentionally slowing down to create more of what you love, how to create your own algorithm, we talk about her integrated holistic way of working with sponsors (that i encourage you to borrow), why she stopped selling courses even though they were bringing in crazy money, how to re-frame feelings of jealousy or comparison of other creators, why she’s quitting being an influencer, and stay to the very end and she shares a strategy for connecting with your audience through every digital thing you make. We discuss: Rethinking content creator business Building a sustainable brand on social media  Finding meaning and longevity in digital self-expression Relationships over transactions  Social media as a stepping stone on the way of remembering who you are  The metrics that actually matter  Trusting the content you’re “meant to” share over logical strategy  How to reframe comparison on social media  Allowing social media to be a mirror of places you are meant to grow Redefining success  Seeing triggers as opportunities for growth  Do you need to create a separate instagram account for your podcast?  Clearing out your creative shelf  Give yourself the grace to move through what you’re moving through  Ways to connect to the joy of creation  How Ksenia is currently approaching podcast and social media brand sponsorships Related episodes:  225 Retiring From Being An Influencer: Identity Alchemy, Soul Journey As A Public Figure and Releasing Addiction To Hustle 193 Tom Boyd of @bonusfootage: All Things Content Creation, Short Form Video and TikTok Growth 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World Resources: Meditation and breathwork challenge on Open  Social Media Challenge: 11 days of sharing  Hashtag Mindful class on Skillshare Connect with Tom Boyd: www.tomboyd.co Creators are Brands podcast  Instagram: @bonusfootage TikTok: @bonusfootage Twitter: @BOYDERyo Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
12/24/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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229. FLORENCIA FRIDMAN – Choosing To Be Where You Are, Working With Ceremonial Cacao, Stepping Into Your Voice and Power, and Spirit-Led Business and Social Media

In this episode recorded over a cup of ceremonial cacao, I catch up with Florencia Fridman, my “cacao mama”. Her beautiful cacao ceremony offerings served as a doorway for me to connect to the spirit of cacao, and since then I’ve had the joy of doing a cacao ceremony training with Flo, as well as traveling to Guatemala with the cacao brand she runs with her brother, Cacao Laboratory.  We discuss:  How Florencia got into ceremonial cacao  Florencia’s experience going to a mystery school in Guatemala Answering the call to work with ceremonial cacao  Understanding the medicine of cacao through Maya Cosmovision  Cacao as a sacred food that helps us connect deeper with our relationship with Spirit  The one time that an Amazonian Indigenous elder asked Florencia for a cup of ceremonial cacao  The relationship between the spirits of plants and the dream world  Flo’s earliest memories of connecting with the Spirit realm  The first time Florencia met her spirit guides Ksenia shares how she overcame the fear of the unseen beings  Florencia’s experience moving from Argentina to USA as a kid Going off your path to come back stronger than ever How a marriage led Florencia to exploring shadow work  Finding your own way outside of a romantic partnership How ending a marriage propelled Florencia to commit to her spiritual path  Experiencing the energetic blueprint of freedom  Facing self-sabotage and shame and exploring internal conflict  Owning and honoring your ancestry and DNA How Florencia’s relationship with cacao has evolved  The magic of drinking cacao with local plants Plants that work synergistically with cacao – like blue lotus and mugwort  Florencia’s rituals with cacao  Spirit-led relationship with business Balance between humility and owning your worth  Rituals to nourish a brand Welcoming it all and generously allowing emotions to move through your experience  Choosing to live a fully expressed human experience  Lessons from plants and two months in Ecuador that Florencia is integrating  Activating your voice and trusting your path Social media through the lens of Spirit  Activating the new dream Florencia’s community platform Florecer and the vision for it  Episode sponsors: Op e  n Open is a meditation and breathwork app I’ve been loving. I’ve been wanting to re-commit to a daily meditation practice and this January, I will be doing a daily meditation + breathwork challenge with Open! Learn more and join me here: https://go.o-p-e-n.com/KSENIABRIEFCHALLENGE. With my link, you will get free access to breathwork, meditation and movement practices for the month of January, and a chance to win an Open in-person retreat in 2023 (valued at $2k-$5k).  Zencastr Have you ever bought anything after hearing an ad on a podcast? I know I have. Whether you want to diversify your ad spend, add a new marketing stream, or test out podcast ads, Zencastr – a longtime partner of this show – now has its own Creator Network that makes it easy for brands to connect with podcasters with aligned content and audiences. Interested in sponsoring podcast ads for your business and maybe even this show? Go to zen.ai/WEB8 and fill out the contact form so that Zencastr can help you bring your business story to life.  Resources:  Cacao Lab Ceremonial Cacao - use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS for 15% off  What is cacao ceremony?  The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Sacred Activism) by Charles Eisenstein Caro Arevalo Chiricaspi plant  Anima Mundi Blue Lotus Flower to add to your ceremonial cacao Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert  Naku healing center in Ecuador Related episodes:  14 Florencia Fridman: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose 223 How Jessica Scheer Helped An Indigenous Spiritual Leader Grow A 550K Community On TikTok: Bridging Ancient Wisdom and Technology 169 Anima Mundi Founder Adriana Ayales: Meeting the Sacred in Plants, Business and Money 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 104: Caro Arevalo – Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World 98 Mark Elmy: Mayan Astrology as a Key To Decoding The Matrix Connect with Florencia Fridman:  @florencia.fridman  Florecer, flourishingoneness.com Cacao: Food of the Gods Documentary  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
12/16/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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228. The Gathering Of Healer Warriors, Trusting That You Know Which Way To Go, Botanical Wifi, and Rituals Around Social Media – Flower Alchemist KATIE HESS

Katie Hess is a flower alchemist, TEDx speaker, author of Flowerevolution and founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. Katie Hess is one of my favorite people in the world, and I use LOTUSWEI products daily – they have been an incredible ally on my journey of stepping into my truth and into my voice.  We discuss:  Gathering of healer warriors Developing a new model of medicine    “Healer heal thyself” as the number one core value  Ksenia shares her experience with LOTUSWEI flower elixirs  Creating the energetic space for business expansion Internal resilience that comes from struggle   How flower elixirs work: Botanical wifi How live blood analysis is showing cutting edge new research around the impact of flowers on health Uprooting self-violence and tuning into the frequency of self-love with Divine Within LOTUSWEI series  Ksenia’s game-changing mindset shift while adjusting to life with a new puppy  Dogs as profound mirrors and teachers  Ksenia’s experience discovering biological dentistry and deciding to do a root canal removal surgery  Katie’s experience discovering cobalt trace mineral Flowers that can help you connect to your inner knowing  How Katie connects to plants and flowers and alchemizes LOTUSWEI products  Flower essences that can help you tap into particular Earth energy grids to resource information  Building the muscle of self-trust Unhooking from being right into the spacious realm of the unknown  Living in the question   Making love with the plant world through air The miracles that can happen when you start working with flowers   The journey to choosing your self  The lessons Katie and Ksenia are currently moving through   Our bodies as a temporary home Softening the “I got it” mentality and stepping into receiving Flowers for hopelessness and grief   Finding a home wherever you are The gift of receiving   Connecting to intuitive electrical communication  Being in the question   The dance between business and spirit  What to do when you feel torn about being on social media  Ksenia shares her rituals around social media  The power of saying no and the courage to opt out  Katie does a live mini flower reading for Ksenia  Episode sponsor: Zencastr Have you ever bought anything after hearing an ad on a podcast? I know I have. Whether you want to diversify your ad spend, add a new marketing stream, or test out podcast ads, Zencastr – a longtime partner of this show – now has its own Creator Network that makes it easy for brands to connect with podcasters with aligned content and audiences. Interested in sponsoring podcast ads for your business and maybe even this show? Go to zen.ai/WEB8 and fill out the contact form so that Zencastr can help you bring your business story to life.  Resources: LOTUSWEI.com use code KSENIA15 for 15% off through 2022 Divine Within  Sacred Heart Sacred Awareness  Radance Orchid   Radiant Energy Mist Pear Blossom Pieris Elixir Indian Paintbrush Elixir Fringed Orchid Elixir Related episodes:  223 How Jessica Scheer Helped An Indigenous Spiritual Leader Grow A 550K Community On TikTok: Bridging Ancient Wisdom and Technology 222 Embodying Main Character Energy (Dropping The “Nice Person” Role) 220 Anna Gannon: How To Start Developing Intuitive Abilities and Share The Frequency of LOVE On Social Media 12 How To Build A Successful Conscious Business Infused with Ancient Wisdom with Katie Hess of LOTUSWEI Connect with Katie Hess:  LOTUSWEI.com @lotuswei @iamkatiehess Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify About Katie Hess:  Katie Hess is an expert of flower alchemy - using the healing power of flowers to awaken our true potential. She is the author of Flowerevolution and founder of LOTUSWEI, a leading flower elixir apothecary. She travels in search of rare flowers with the healing qualities most needed by today’s world, from the forests of British Columbia, to sacred sites in India, rainforests in Costa Rica, hot springs in Iceland and the jungles of Taiwan. Katie captures the lifeforce and activating potential of flowers and translates it into an accessible method to bring more happiness into our daily lives. One of the most sustainable forms of natural medicine, flower remedies are known for their short-term benefits like clarity, focus and sleep, with long-term benefits of rapid personal growth. Having gathered empirical research from thousands of private clients, Katie created a flower essence library with elixirs now used by people in more than 50 countries. She teaches mindful-awareness practices at Flowerlounge events around the world, and hosts the Flowerlounge Podcast, featuring experts in unconventional paths to self-awareness, with listeners in more than 75 countries. She’s founder of the Self-Arising Nature Center in Phoenix, Arizona, a center for flower essence education, experiences and practitioner training. Whether it’s hosting retreats, leading meditations, or her travels to find the planet’s most powerful flowers, the essence of Katie’s work is to awaken people to their own inner wisdom. Find out what your favorite flower means about you at www.lotuswei.com.
12/3/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 17 seconds
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227. Coming Home To Self

The most important home to visit during the Holiday season is the one within. In this solo frequency transmission, I share the waves I’ve been surfing around coming home to self, cultivating unshakeable peace, and BEing an invitation into love everywhere I go. Some of the topics we traverse: How to be when triggers come up around family  Invitation to shed anything you’re not meant to bring into the coming year Shining the light within the shadow Cultivating peace within Being a powerful weaver of your reality “How anyone around you acts is not a measure of how far you’ve come”.  Related episodes:  222 Embodying Main Character Energy (Dropping The “Nice Person” Role) 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/24/202216 minutes, 51 seconds
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226. Podcasting Tips | 11 Lessons I’ve Learned From 500K Downloads, 230 reviews, 225 episodes, 4 Years and $150K+

In this episode, I share the top lessons I’ve learned so far from starting, growing and monetizing a podcast.  We cover: Why I started a podcast and my intention behind continuing it Why podcasting is my favorite form of content creation after experiences creating courses, blogging, sharing on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube The energetics of a successful podcast! The ways the podcast has helped me grow personally and professionally How switching my attention from the technical aspects of sharing my voice to the energetic aspects changed everything  How the podcast has remained the of my content universe as I’ve gone through multiple iterations of how I show up online How solo episodes have unexpectedly become a huge part of the podcast  My creative process for recording solo episodes How I make promo materials and graphics for podcast episodes   Some of the tools I’ve used to grow the podcast How I find and book podcast guests Top ways I’ve monetized the show  The easiest way to start monetizing your podcast no matter where you’re at in your podcasting journey Episode sponsor: Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. Use my special link https://zencastr.com/pricing?coupon=KSENIA&fpr=lek58 and use code KSENIA to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional.  Mentioned:  Zencastr for podcast recording and post-production Chartable Creative Market Canva Pro  Epidemic Sound My tech setup (Shure Mic with a stand and this Logitech Webcam or MacBook Pro Built-in Camera) Audacity software for when I want to record an episode on my computer (for solo episodes and in-person episodes) Auphonic (automatic post-production for times I record locally on my computer, not on Zencastr)  Transformational Speaking audiobook by Gail Larsen Related episodes: 224 Let Go Of The Myth Of Getting Somewhere and Trust The Timing Of Your Quantum Path – BRITTANY EASTMAN  85 Dr. Andrew Weil – Expanded Consciousness, Breathwork & Matcha 47 Dr. Josh Axe: How Vision, Strategy & Spiritual Practice Led To 17 Million Monthly Visitors 161 Rasa Founder Lopa van der Mersch: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence 198 Trust What’s Coming Next, The Universe Only Gives Upgrades – DOE PAORO aka @doeknowsthings on TikTok 170 TikTok’s Grooviest Couple Is Bringing Healing to The World – GROOVE WITH GAIA aka CAM AND ELI on Movement, Mindfulness & Plant Medicine Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/19/202257 minutes, 13 seconds
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225. Retiring From Being An Influencer | Identity Alchemy, Soul Journey As A Public Figure and Releasing Addiction To Hustle

Recording this solo episode has felt like a ceremony and I’m grateful to share this potent conversation with you! I share an update on my relationship with being a “content creator”, as well as some of the biggest lessons that I’ve been moving through both in my personal and professional life. I also share my vision for the future of being a storyteller in the digital age. I share:  Why I’m retiring from being “an influencer” My journey of being a content creator, public speaker, and course creator  Why I paused all sponsored content for 6 months How I leveraged short form video content to sponsor some of the tiny cabin renovations  Separating my worth from the addition to producing Expanding into being guided by Source  How I decide which brands I want to work with  How I make sure I don’t burn out as someone who shares my life online  Making space for what’s meant to come through you next  What do you choose to amplify with your powerful energy and intention?  A new way to look at being a storyteller in the digital age Episode sponsor: Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. Use my special link https://zencastr.com/pricing?coupon=KSENIA&fpr=lek58 and use code KSENIA to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional.  Mentioned:  One-on-one sessions with Ksenia My first social media course on Skillshare (which became the pilot for the Conscious Social Media Program) Related episodes:  222 Embodying Main Character Energy (Dropping The “Nice Person” Role) 210 Honoring The End Of The Tiny Cabin Journey: Holding A Big Vision, Channeling Creativity and Trusting Our Sacred Partnership 201 Lion Tracker Boyd Varty: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process In The Digital Age 193 The Balance Between “Playing The Game” and Following Your Gut | All Things Content Creation, Short Form Video and TikTok Growth – TOM BOYD 188 Eleven: Identity Alchemy In The Digital Age, The Medicine Path and Being Your Own Pattern Interruptor 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  Solo episode: trust your soul’s journey 165 Alyson Charles: Sacred Pause As The Most Powerful Way To Elevate Your Business  
11/11/202239 minutes, 59 seconds
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224. Let Go Of The Myth Of Getting Somewhere and Trust The Timing Of Your Quantum Path – BRITTANY EASTMAN

Brittany Eastman is an adventurer and architect of inner worlds where beautiful lives, businesses and leadership emerge. Writer, multidimensional mentor and speaker, Brittany creates rich spaces and communities where mysticism, business and self inquiry collide and thrive. I discovered Brittany through Ellie Seilern, and since then have really enjoyed her content reflecting on social media, business and motherhood.  We discuss:  Why the key to success is becoming more you The importance of not taking entrepreneurial failure personally The moment Brittany decided to crumble her business and re-build from a totally new foundation Energetic understanding that led to building a successful mentoring business Letting go of “the myth of getting somewhere”  Why you don’t need to earn the right to success The social media metrics you’re giving way too much attention to How Brittany has structured her online offerings outside of the “industry standards” No one can teach you the thing you were born to do Remembering your innate power Practicing discipline and refinement of what you let into your field  Energetic understandings that lead to a whole new level of self-expression Not giving away your power to gurus and experts Embodying the archetype of the writer  Creating from pleasure and from “here I am” instead of “this is where I’ve been” Brittany’s journey of elevating her brand  Visual brand identity as an enriching storytelling experience  Related episodes:  217 Natalie Miles: Your Intuitive Power in Business and on Social Media 206 Ellie Seilern: Sacred Business and Sovereign Social Media Leadership 192 My Approach To Social Media Strategy in 2022 | Reframing “Social Media Growth” and Unleashing The Full Force Of Your Presence Connect with Brittany Eastman:  https://brittanyeastman.com/ @iambrittanyeastman Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/28/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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223. JESSICA SCHEER Shares How She Helped An Indigenous Leader Grow A 550K Community On TikTok | Bridging Ancient Wisdom and Technology

Jessica Scheer is a business strategist and world traveler working to bridge ancient wisdom to the modern world. Jess is the co-founder of Dream World, an online education platform sharing Amazonian dreaming wisdom through online courses and social media. Jess is back on the podcast to talk about the incredible growth of Dream World and how she helped the Sapara Nation Indigenous Leader Manari Ushigua grow his TikTok to over 550K followers. We discuss:  How an indigenous leader’s “Can you help me with my Instagram?” led Jess on a wild journey Co-creating The Dream World Program with Manari Ushigua sharing Amazonian dreaming wisdom  How an online course has become an incredible income stream for the indigenous Sapara Nation in Ecuador How they grew Manari’s email list from under 1,000 to 8,000 in less than a year Why consistency is the magic sauce for social media growth  What Manari thinks of having become an “influencer” Why she has chosen to invest her online business and marketing skills into other leaders and not her personal brand so far How Jess helped grow Manari’s TikTok account to 550K+ followers  The most important components of building successful social media presence How to respectfully create content to support indigenous knowledge and wisdom keepers  Connecting with the eagle and condor medicine  Honoring the ritual side of creation just as much as the implementation  How Jess makes ceremonial cacao anywhere she goes as a digital nomad The magical moment of exchanging knowledge between the Mayans and the Sapara nation What it was like to film the Dream World course in the Ecuadorian jungle with Manari  Rituals around the creation of the Dream World course, particularly sacred use of tobacco  Sapara Nation’s relationship with cacao (it’s not what you’d expect)  A spiritual message from Manari  Episode sponsor: Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. Use my special link https://zencastr.com/pricing?coupon=KSENIA&fpr=lek58 and use code KSENIA to save 30% off your first three months of Zencastr professional.  Related episodes:  186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World 159: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Social Media and Intuitive Online Business – “Spirit of Technology” JESSICA SCHEER 14 Florencia Fridman: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose Mentioned:  Dream World Program – use code KSENIA40 for 40$ off  Veed.io video editing with automatically translated captions  @wisdom.keepers  Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup Rechargeable handheld frother Cacao Lab cacao element blends – use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS   Connect with Jessica Scheer:  @sayyeswithjess  http://www.sayyeswithjess.com Connect with Manari:  @manariushigua on Instagram @dreamworldprogram on Instagram @dreamworldprogram on TikTok https://www.manariushigua.com Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify   About Jessica Scheer: Jessica Scheer is a business strategist and world traveler working to bridge ancient wisdom to the modern world. Jess is the co-founder of Dream World, an online education platform sharing Amazonian dreaming wisdom through online courses and social media. Jess has worked in the online business world for nearly 10 years, supporting leaders in the wellness and spirituality space to share their message online. For the last 4 years, Jess has spent most of her time in Latin America, exploring and learning from indigenous communities. Follow along at @sayyeswithjess. 
10/21/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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222. Embodying Main Character Energy (Dropping The “Nice Person” Role)

Are you worshiping the cult of “being a nice person?” Did wanting to be liked and approved sneak up to the top of your subconscious hierarchy of values?  You’re here because niceness has likely hijacked how you express yourself in the world, putting a ceiling and a floor on how freely you share the TRUTH of who you are. The truth that is the swirling life force in the field beyond logic, spreadsheets, content plans and business projections. The kind of truth that wants to pour divine frequencies through you with no self-censorship. Even if it pisses some people off. Especially if it does. If you’re ready to let go of wiring that no longer serves you and hire a quantum electrician within to choose a new set of beliefs that make you SOAR, you are in the right place.  In this solo episode, I invite you to step into the main character energy that you were born to play in your life.  Related episodes:  221 It’s Time To Take The Leap (You Know Who You Are) 213 Introducing WEB8: New Podcast Name, New Era 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  155 Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense ​​ Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/14/20228 minutes, 29 seconds
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221. It’s Time To Take The Leap (You Know Who You Are)

In this transmission, I’m sharing the invitation to release expired parts of your identity, and how this energy has been showing up in my life and business decisions. Revisiting my ego-attachments to a brand I’d created that was once successful, I’m present to the fearful holding onto the idea that I might never create something as great again. Time to burn that sh*t in a sacred fire!  That’s how we make space for the new. For being pure vessels for Love that wants to pour in us and through us.  That’s how Source guides us to the most extraordinary, beautiful, abundant paths of creation and expression. I trust and choose to leap into the void, the in-between identities. Are you with me?   Related episodes:  213 Introducing WEB8: New Podcast Name, New Era 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  155 Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense ​​ 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/7/202212 minutes, 51 seconds
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220. How To Start Developing Intuitive Abilities and Share The Frequency of LOVE On Social Media – ANNA GANNON Shares Her Life-Changing Kundalini Awakening Experience

Anna Gannon is an international intuitive psychic and intuitive development coach. But it hasn’t always been that way – discovering her abilities while on a trip to India was a surprise. I met Anna at Strala Yoga in New York City, where she was one of my favorite yoga teachers and in this episode, she takes us on a journey into the fields of intuition, energy, healing and motherhood. We discuss:  How after a life of being a skeptic, Anna connected with her psychic abilities How Anna receives intuitive information How Anna foresaw WEB8 before I received the new podcast name download  The signs that Anna received early on in her life about being psychic that she ignored The moment on a retreat in India that changed the course of Anna’s life Anna’s experience losing herself after becoming a mom (and rediscovering herself) How a spiritual awakening impacted her pregnancy and birth experience Anna's experience quitting her marketing job to go full in on psychic readings and trainings Anna’s social media strategy (Love is the answer) How Anna works with intuition to make business decisions  How anyone can start developing intuitive abilities What the only healthy way to exchange energy is The role that mentorship has played in Anna’s integration of her psychic abilities into her life  Related episodes:  96 David Harshada Wagner: Plug Into The Mystical Path In The Midst Of It All 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 217 Natalie Miles: Your Intuitive Power in Business and on Social Media 218 Leaving A Cult, Turning Hardship Into Gold, Manifesting A Role in Star Wars, And Life After A Spiritual Awakening – BONNIE PIESSE Mentioned: Legacy Cacao “It's your light. You need to surround yourself with friends who, when your light is shining bright, don't feel the need to blow it out.” Brene Brown  Connect with Anna Gannon:  https://www.annagannon.com https://www.instagram.com/annagannonhere/ https://www.tiktok.com/@annagannonhere?lang=en Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify About Anna Gannon:  Anna Gannon is an international Intuitive Psychic and Intuitive Development Coach. As a former skeptic turned intuitive psychic, Anna has dedicated a large portion of her work to understanding how intuitive psychic information works, and how everyone can learn to harness and connect with their own intuition. Her highly sought out intuitive psychic readings provide powerful insights into your life, including your past, present and potential future. Her empowering Energy Work & Intuitive Development Trainings supply you with all the tools you need to ignite your intuition, and become your own intuitive healer.
9/30/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 47 seconds
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219. Social Media Energy Code for When You Feel Stuck

Have you been feeling stuck, uninspired or confused around social media? Maybe even partaking in the waves of blame and criticism going around Instagram and TikTok because your content is no longer reaching people like it used to? This social media energy code is here to help you powerfully choose to be in the energy of creation versus destruction. To step into the courage of building the muscle of sharing your truth, your essence, your medicine. I was called to record this podcast as a video so you can watch it on YouTube, too: https://youtu.be/dBC0GX4qvsU Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episodes:  217 Natalie Miles: Your Intuitive Power in Business and on Social Media 206 Ellie Seilern: Sacred Business and Sovereign Social Media Leadership 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World 184 Heather Hoffman aka Activation Vibration: Vibrating In Harmony with Your Name and Essence
9/22/202216 minutes, 5 seconds
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218. Escaping A Cult, Turning Hardship Into Gold, Manifesting A Role in Star Wars, And Life After A Spiritual Awakening – BONNIE PIESSE

Bonnie Piesse has followed many different paths, including as an actress, singer, songwriter, TV and film composer, Intuitive Tarot reader and cult whistleblower. In this episode, we cover it all through the lens of the spiritual awakening that Bonnie experienced right before escaping a cult.  We discuss:  The divine current that was present throughout Bonnie’s escape from the NXIVM Bonnie’s spiritual awakening (and how kundalini energy showed up in her body during a meditation) Dropping the emotional baggage of trauma   The power animals that showed up during the Vow documentary filming and what they mean  How Bonnie got into tarot and the role it’s played on her path How to tell apart the voice of intuition and the voice of your mind How Bonnie manifested her role in Star Wars (twice!) Was Aunt Beru’s comeback inspired by what Bonnie had been through in escaping a cult?  How Bonnie sees the spiritual assignment behind being part of the Star Wars films How Source/The Force guides Bonnie’s life Bonnie’s relationship with ceremonial cacao and how it helped her through the toughest times  Bonnie’s cacao and journaling manifestation dates with Self An intuitive message for you! Mentioned:  Animal Power Book by Alyson Charles Buddha At The Gas Pump Podcast Mary Grisey – thewovenchannel.com Shawn Askinosie  Connect with Bonnie Piesse: Personal Instagram: @bonniempiesse Spirituality Instagram: @ofsoulandsky Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify About Bonnie Piesse:  Bonnie Piesse has followed many different paths, including as an actress, singer, songwriter, TV and film composer, Intuitive Tarot reader and cult whistleblower. As an actress she’s best known for her role as the young Aunt Beru in ‘Star Wars’ Episodes II and III (‘Attack of the Clones’ and ‘Revenge of the Sith’) and most recently ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ on Disney +. While expressing in the creative arts has been a life-long passion, she’s also been on quite a journey as a spiritual seeker, and ultimately, finder. She’s made a lot of mistakes, has so much to learn, and is excited about where the rest of this beautiful life will take her! Related episodes:  217 Natalie Miles: Your Intuitive Power in Business and on Social Media 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force
9/16/202256 minutes, 32 seconds
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217. Your Intuitive Power in Business and on Social Media – NATALIE MILES

Natalie Miles 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 intuitive energy forecasts have reached millions of people globally, and she now shares them on her YouTube channel. They inspire and guide others to navigate the themes we face personally and as a collective on our planet. This is Natalie’s third time on the podcast, and I’m excited to share this conversation! We discuss:  Business liberation Letting go of what success “should” look like Using your intuitive power on social media and how you show up in business Natalie’s adventure of leaving her home and going nomadic, following intuitive hits as she looks for her next home How she clears the energy at hotels she stays at The courage to let go of ways to express your soul gift that no longer feel alive What is your soul gift?  Communicating with the energy of your business  Why Natalie is sharing her energy forecasts on YouTube (and not as short-form videos on TikTok) Stop talking yourself out of your intuitive hits! Related episodes:  141 Natalie Miles: Identity Shifts, Recalibration and Integrating Downloads 43: Natalie Miles – Trust Your Intuition  174 Aaron Rose: Integrating Spiritual Awakening Into The Human Experience and Becoming Uncancellable Mentioned:  Book: You Are Intuitive by Natalie Miles The Business Liberation Connect with Natalie Miles:  Natalie-miles.com @iamnataliemiles Natalie Miles on YouTube Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
9/8/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
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216. Cultivating a Sacred Connection to Source, Your Soul & Social Media Audience – ALYSON CHARLES INTERVIEWS KSENIA on Ceremony Circle Podcast

This conversation with soul sister Alyson Charles is one of my all-time favorites! A year after its original airing on Ceremony Circle Podcast, I’m still getting messages expressing how much you’re resonating with it.  Alyson and I discuss:  Our sacred meeting and friendship evolution from New York to jungles of Nicaragua  Growing up in Russia and the calling to live in the US  Cultivating a relationship with land, mushrooms, and making food  My journey to the United States and the battle to stay here Conscious social media tips and my evolution on the online space What are the next social media trends  Moving from NYC to tiny cabin life in nature and searching for new lands  Wedding ceremony at Londolozi in South Africa  A life-changing healing experience with an Ascended Master How my power animal, the rhino, showed itself to me in Namibia Mentioned: Original episode on Ceremony Circle Podcast Animal Power Book Listen next:  215 Birthday Episode! My Whole Life Has Been Preparing Me For This Moment 213 Introducing WEB8: New Podcast Name, New Era 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 165 Alyson Charles: Sacred Pause As The Most Powerful Way To Elevate Your Business 93 Alyson Charles – The Realm where Spirit and Business Co-Exist (this is where Alyson shares how her and Luke Storey became more than just friends) 15 Alyson Charles – Pro Athlete And Media Star To Shaman, Social Media And PR The Shamanic Way Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Connect with Alyson Charles:  alysoncharles.com @iamalysoncharles
9/2/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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215. Birthday Episode! My Whole Life Has Been Preparing Me For This Moment

It’s my birthday week! In this episode, I sit down at a sacred spot in our new house to share my heart, birthday week experiences, the lessons that are moving through, the miraculous synchronicities, the downloads, and the intentions I’m holding for the new year of my life.  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
8/12/202232 minutes
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214. Consciously Creating Within The Unknown and Behind The Scenes Look Into The Birth Of WEB8 – JESS MARREN and KSENIA

Founder of Paradam Studios Jess Marren was the doula for the creative process that was the birth of WEB8. Jess is a recognized digital consultant in the fields of fashion, tech, and wellness, whose work has appeared in Forbes, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Business Insider. This conversation is a raw, beautiful peek behind the curtain of the creation of WEB8 Podcast.  We discuss:  Taking a leap into the unknown to bring forth a vision of what doesn’t yet exist   How I got connected with Jess and her creative studio Paradam, and how I knew we were meant to work together to bring the next vision for the podcast to life  Hummingbird animal medicine My journey with changing the podcast name multiple times  How the download for the podcast name came in  The process of birthing a creative vision into the world  “Can it be that easy?” – letting go of things being hard  Choosing to stay in a challenging situation instead of running away  My  intention for the podcast  Choosing to be a conscious creator of your life  How the balance of masculine and feminine showed up in the WEB8 creation process  How my husband Eric and his ability to bring forth creative visions was the missing piece of the puzzle  Where the name “Paradam” comes from  When a relationship falls apart to be re-built stronger Jess shares some of her favorite poems  Related episodes:  142 Hilary Pearlson: The Akashic Records and Allowing The Divine To Lead the Way 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder Books mentioned: Animal Power: 100 Animals to Energize Your Life and Awaken Your Soul by Alyson Charles Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer Mount Analogue A Tale of Non-Euclidean and Symbolically Authentic Mountaineering Adventures by Rene Daumal Connect with Jess Marren:  https://www.parad.am @find.paradam @hypotheticallyjess Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief and @web8.fm YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
8/4/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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213. Introducing WEB8: New Podcast Name, New Era

I’m so excited to introduce you to WEB8. It’s a whole new world for the sacred space that is the world of this podcast. The podcast has held me (and many listeners) through many metamorphosis and life shifts in the past 4 years. It’s a creation that is at the center of everything I do. In this episode, I share my journey and the creative process behind receiving and implementing the vision for WEB8. Listening to the whisper to create this podcast in 2018 (even though my brain was afraid it was too late to start one), has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – for my soul, for my creativity, and for my business. The connections that have come to be as a result of the podcast’s existence have transformed my life. The conversations on their own are an anchor of growth in my life, and that would have been enough. But then there are all the ways it’s impacting listeners. The messages and reviews I get about how we’re walking our lives together, and how the podcast brings you right back into heart and truth, moves me deeply. I’m so grateful that this is what I get to do in my life. The new name, new cover art and a massively expanded energetic container are my way to thank, honor and celebrate the podcast. There is so much beauty that is blossoming and rippling around the globe in every moment as a result of people tuning into the podcast, and receiving the codes behind the words.  Everything is the same, yet entirely different.  Why WEB8? It came in as a powerful download. I have yet to discover more dimensions of its meaning, but this is what’s been given to me so far.  “Web” playfully references the infinite web of life. It’s a reminder that you are the creator of your experience that came here on Earth to express your medicine. At the same time “web” is the Internet, the largest web humans have ever woven, and a powerful tool for connection and meaning – if you choose to view and use it as such. In a world where technology and the internet are largely viewed as a masculine concept, there’s a feminine, warm, inviting consciousness that wants to come through.  “8” references eternal life and eternal iteration of YOU in the world. Following what excites you, following your aliveness, and trusting change. One loop of the infinity symbol representing the inner technology of soul knowing, the other one representing the outer technology that is the internet. WEB8 holds conversations that weave inner and outer technology as a vehicle for your soul’s expression in the world. The topics are very much in alignment with how we started: entrepreneurship, creativity and ritual in the digital age. Welcome to the space where you weave a new world of soul led self expression, in a world of infinite possibility.  You are the creator of your own reality, expressing soul through your humanity. One not larger or more important than the other, but each one being an essential piece of the puzzle. The codes shared in this space are meant to catalyze presence and remembering in you – the listener, the guests, and myself.  May the frequencies you tap into on this podcast bring you into a state of peace, into a sense of truth, joy, playfulness and inner knowing.  You’re in the right place, at the right time, in the right body, here to lead the way. This is WEB8, I am your host Ksenia, and this is the new era for this podcast.  Thank you for doing this life thing alongside me. Big things are unfolding and I’m so excited to you’re here with me.
8/1/202213 minutes, 25 seconds
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212. How To Be The Most Freely Expressed Version of YourSELF: Insights from Aaron Rose, Heather Hoffman, Dr. Will Siu, Reggie Riverbear and Ksenia Brief

As I prepare to share the new podcast brand - a new world, really - I invite you to take a journey across several conversations that sparked the courage to call in change, make space for clarity, and take action on it 🦚 Episode 212 is a beautiful puzzle of transmissions that have led me on an expansive journey to the most elevated vision for the podcast so far. You will hear outtakes from some of my favorite recent episodes with Aaron Rose, Heather Hoffman aka @activationvibration, Dr. Will Siu and Reggie Riverbear. Tune in below for the full conversations with these beautiful humans: May this episode bring you into the sacredness that is pausing to make space to receive and create 🌙 You will hear outtakes from some of my favorite recent episodes:  174 Aaron Rose: Integrating Spiritual Awakening Into The Human Experience and Becoming Uncancellable 184 Heather Hoffman aka Activation Vibration: Vibrating In Harmony with Your Name and Essence 195. Will Siu MD: The  Healing Journey, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Being In Your Full Authentic Emanation 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy Episode sponsor: MUD\WTR If we’re connected on Instagram or TikTok, you’ve probably already seen me making my morning beverage with MUD\WTR.  MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative, but I LOVE drinking it WITH my coffee. I typically make a shot of espresso, froth some oat milk with MUD\WTR and serve it hot or iced depending on the weather. MUD\WTR has 4 adaptogenic mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs. It’s got functional mushrooms like lion’s mane, chaga and reishi, plus spices like cinnamon and turmeric and it gives you the energy without the crash or anxiety or jitters because it has 1/7 the caffeine of a cup of coffee. To try MUD\WTR, go to mudwtr.com and use code KSENIA to get 15% off your first purchase.  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
7/21/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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Trust Your Soul's Journey (Rebroadcast)

I am working on something a big and exciting podcast update, and can't wait to share it with you soon! In the meantime, I am sharing one of the most powerful episodes I recorded in 2021, inviting you on a journey into your soul essence.  The question is not how to get millions of podcast streams and make YouTube videos that hundreds of thousands of views, but … what did my soul come here to learn? People who are embodying their soul’s calling have a certain frequency they carry.  It’s never too late to ask that question and discover what lies beneath desires, anxiety and addiction. The only sustainable way to show up on social media is to Share because you genuinely want to share, not just to build a brand.  There’s no formula for the perfect social media presence, brand or business, only moment by moment tuning into what’s meant to come through you.
7/14/20227 minutes, 52 seconds
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211. We’ve Moved To Austin! Trusting The Unknown – KSENIA AND ERIC BRIEF

We have officially moved to Austin! In this episode, Eric and I sit down to reflect on the final moments at the tiny cabin, share an outtake from our final ceremony with the land, and share a glimpse of the vision that drew us to Austin. Related episodes:  210 Honoring The End Of The Tiny Cabin Journey: Holding A Big Vision, Channeling Creativity and Trusting Our Sacred Partnership 185 Eric Brief: The Courageous Road to “I Am An Artist” and Finding Your Own Way On Social Media 129 Tiny Cabin and Life Update with My Love Eric Brief 87 Eric Brief – All About Crystals 74 Ksenia and Eric: We Are Going Nomadic! The Why, How and Where 56 We Bought A Tiny Home! Our Adventure From NYC to Upstate New York Episode sponsor: MUD\WTR If we’re connected on Instagram or TikTok, you’ve probably already seen me making my morning beverage with MUD\WTR.  MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative, but I LOVE drinking it WITH my coffee. I typically make a shot of espresso, froth some oat milk with MUD\WTR and serve it hot or iced depending on the weather. MUD\WTR has 4 adaptogenic mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs. It’s got functional mushrooms like lion’s mane, chaga and reishi, plus spices like cinnamon and turmeric and it gives you the energy without the crash or anxiety or jitters because it has 1/7 the caffeine of a cup of coffee. To try MUD\WTR, go to mudwtr.com and use code KSENIA to get 15% off your first purchase.  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Connect with Eric:  @ericbrief on Instagram @ericbrief on TikTok
7/7/202258 minutes, 47 seconds
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210. Honoring The End Of The Tiny Cabin Journey: Holding A Big Vision, Channeling Creativity and Trusting Our Sacred Partnership – KSENIA AND ERIC BRIEF

The Tiny Cabin chapter is coming to an end. In this episode, we revisit the best of previous episodes about the tiny cabin. I invite you to join me on a journey from buying the cabin in the Catskills, moving in, renovating, building our relationship and our businesses along the way, and now holding space for the next chapter of our lives. We discuss:  The story of why we moved from New York City to The Catskills How intuition – not logic – guided us to the tiny cabin and the land  Why we decided not to buy real estate in new york city  Financial considerations  How decluttering our lives played a role in this move How we got clear on what we were looking when we found the tiny cabin  How creating and fulfilling on visions works in our partnerships  The moment we knew that we were meant to live in the tiny cabin  The renovation journey Deciding to go nomadic for the winter The synchronicities that guided as every step of the way  What’s next Related episodes:  185 Eric Brief: The Courageous Road to “I Am An Artist” and Finding Your Own Way On Social Media 129 Tiny Cabin and Life Update with My Love Eric Brief 87 Eric Brief – All About Crystals 74 Ksenia and Eric: We Are Going Nomadic! The Why, How and Where 56 We Bought A Tiny Home! Our Adventure From NYC to Upstate New York Episode sponsor: MUD\WTR If we’re connected on Instagram or TikTok, you’ve probably already seen me making my morning beverage with MUD\WTR.  MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative, but I LOVE drinking it WITH my coffee. I typically make a shot of espresso, froth some oat milk with MUD\WTR and serve it hot or iced depending on the weather. MUD\WTR has 4 adaptogenic mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs. It’s got functional mushrooms like lion’s mane, chaga and reishi, plus spices like cinnamon and turmeric and it gives you the energy without the crash or anxiety or jitters because it has 1/7 the caffeine of a cup of coffee. To try MUD\WTR, go to mudwtr.com and use code KSENIA to get 15% off your first purchase.  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Connect with Eric:  @ericbrief on Instagram @ericbrief on TikTok
7/3/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 59 seconds
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209. Trust The Person You’re Becoming: Entrepreneurship Rooted In Service, Rewriting Your Money Story and The Spirit of Cacao – ELLIE SEILERN

Ellie Seilern is a creator, mentor and teacher in the field of sacred business, working with conscious enterprises and communities to usher in a new age of devotional living.  This is a continuation of the conversation we had in episode 206: Sacred Business and Sovereign Social Media Leadership.    We discuss:  Ellie’s entrepreneurial journey from a recording studio to a mentor, with pit stops in a 3-year court battle and a network marketing businessHow Ellie’s first business realized her childhood dream Why she used to associate entrepreneurship with being broke  Letting go of aggressive business blueprints and the idea that you and your business can’t thrive at the same time  Being truly of service through your business Focusing on the caliber of your work as much as marketing and sales How the Spirit of Cacao entered Ellie’s life and changed everything Releasing enmeshment with entities that are not you, and stepping into your sovereignty  Evolving and healing as a human as your business evolves Honoring “the multiverse of you” Learning to trust your body and the person you’re becoming The dichotomy between trust and worry The power of leaning into fear as an access point to your personal power   Episode sponsor: MUD\WTR If we’re connected on Instagram or TikTok, you’ve probably already seen me making my morning beverage with MUD\WTR.  MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative, but I LOVE drinking it WITH my coffee. I typically make a shot of espresso, froth some oat milk with MUD\WTR and serve it hot or iced depending on the weather. MUD\WTR has 4 adaptogenic mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs. It’s got functional mushrooms like lion’s mane, chaga and reishi, plus spices like cinnamon and turmeric and it gives you the energy without the crash or anxiety or jitters because it has 1/7 the caffeine of a cup of coffee. To try MUD\WTR, go to mudwtr.com and use code KSENIA to get 15% off your first purchase.    Mentioned:  Hiro Boga Legacy Cacao Fly Kakao Related episodes:  206 Ellie Seilern: Sacred Business and Sovereign Social Media Leadership 169 Anima Mundi Founder Adriana Ayales: Meeting the Sacred in Plants, Business and Money 161 Rasa Founder Lopa van der Mersch: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder   Connect with Ellie:  Ellieseilern.com @ellieseilern on Instagram Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify   About Ellie Seilern:  Ellie Seilern is a creator, mentor and teacher in the field of sacred business, working with conscious enterprises and communities to usher in a new age of devotional living.  She holds a deep fascination with the mechanics of quantum business and how to draw the non-linear into practical methodologies. Her heart and mind are most drawn to the fields of money, sacred commerce, Genius activation and creative service.
6/24/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 24 seconds
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208. How ALLEGRA MOET BRANTLY Overcame Entrepreneurial Failure, Transformed Her Personal Finances & Went From $-18K to $750K In Net Worth

The money series continues! In my solo episode 205 “Let’s Talk About Money: My Journey To Wealth”, I shared about my experience taking the Factora Wealth Circle and how much it transformed my relationship with financial freedom and building wealth. On this episode, the founder of Factora Allegra Moet Brantly shares her own personal money story and what led her to start Factora.  We discuss:  The story of a party on a Brazilian beach that gave Allegra the name “Moet” Allegra’s earliest money memory and how it drives her mission at Factora to lead 1 million women to $1 million in net worth What led Allegra to become disillusioned with the corporate world and start her journey of entrepreneurship Shutting down her first business  Why making more money is not the answer to building wealth  Overcoming entrepreneurial failure and making space for the next chapter How she became a salary negation coach The importance of solid financial foundation  Why budgeting doesn’t work What Allegra’s investments look like today and how she splits money responsibilities with her husband How Allegra and her husband have set up systems to be able to have a 30% investment rate Gamifying finances Why Allegra intentionally created a financial company instead of a personal brand or an influencer  How Allegra met her husband and moved to Austin, Texas Why Factora has turned down external funding A financial mantra that guides Allegra’s wealth journey Why Factora chooses to ignore haters on social media  Mentioned: Factora Wealth Circle – use code KSENIA50 for 50% off Related episodes:  207 Victoria Washington: Financial Liberation and The Frequency Of Wealth 205 Let’s Talk About Money: My Journey To Wealth Episode sponsors:  MUD\WTR: If we’re connected on Instagram or TikTok, you’ve probably already seen me making my morning beverage with MUD\WTR.  MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative, but I LOVE drinking it WITH my coffee. MUD\WTR has 4 adaptogenic mushrooms and Ayurvedic herbs. To try MUD\WTR, go to mudwtr.com and use code KSENIA to get 15% off your first purchase.  SilverBiotics: If you want to make a powerful addition to your daily routines and medicine cabinet, SilverBiotics® is an amazing brand to check out and keep on your radar. Go to silverbiotics.com and use code KSENIA for 20% off your first time order. Connect with Allegra Moet Brantly:  Factora Wealth @factora_wealth @ambrantly Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
6/16/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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207. The Frequency of Wealth – VICTORIA WASHINGTON

Continuing the series on money and creating wealth, I’m excited to introduce you to Victoria Washington.  Victoria Washington is part money medicine-woman, part business wizard, and part straight-talking spiritual-best-friend to her Instagram community. Through her signature methodology, Wealth Embodiment Flow™ (WE Flow), women are guided through a series of postures, breath patterns & mantras that help them release financial trauma from their bodies and water the seeds of their most abundant realities. Victoria’s teachings weave together somatic movement, business strategy, and channeled spiritual wisdom to support women – and in particular women of color – to step into new levels of financial empowerment. We discuss:  Victoria’s journey from bankruptcy to building a 7-figure brand  How bankruptcy represents the ultimate surrender The book that started Victoria’s financial empowerment journey Letting body lead the way to wealth What is the frequency of wealth?  What led Victoria to the coaching and financial empowerment industries  The energetic shift from maverick to mogul Trusting the mystery A tip for manifestors in human design  How claiming her relationship with God and owning it on social media changed everything “A download is not an answer, it’s a call” Episode sponsor:  If you want to make a powerful addition to your daily routines and medicine cabinet, SilverBiotics® is an amazing brand to check out and keep on your radar. Their products allow you to access the power of silver like never before. Their SilverSol Technology has created the next generation of true colloidal silver products from dietary supplements for immune support to skin care, oral care, and wound care. Go to silverbiotics.com and use code KSENIA for 20% off your first time order.:  Connect with Victoria Washington:  www.wealthembodimentflow.com @iamvictoriawashington Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify   Related episodes:  206 Ellie Seilern: Sacred Business and Sovereign Social Media Leadership 205 Let’s Talk About Money: My Journey To Wealth 64 Erin Claire Jones: How To Use Human Design And Social Media To Make Your Work Visible
6/9/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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206. Sacred Business and Sovereign Social Media Leadership – ELLIE SEILERN

Ellie Seilern is a creator, mentor and teacher in the field of sacred business, working with conscious enterprises and communities to usher in a new age of devotional living. She holds a deep fascination with the mechanics of quantum business and how to draw the non-linear into practical methodologies. Her heart and mind are most drawn to the fields of money, sacred commerce, Genius activation and creative service. Ellie shares deep wisdom and powerful activations within this conversation. Towards the end of the conversation, it was clear that this episode takes the podcast to a whole new level, which is especially meaningful as I prepare to reveal the new podcast name. Buckle up!  We discuss:  How we found each other through SEO Exploring embodied sovereignty  Redesigning your relationship with social media Partnering with the Divine and at the same time recognizing your human power Connecting with the realm of transmissions  Creating a sovereign relationship with creative impulses Inviting the soul of your business into conversation  Redefining surrender within the creation and manifestation process  Moving from worship to embodiment Releasing co-dependency with the Divine and with your business  The importance of raising the frequency of your body  What is quantum business?  Coming into working partnership with the soul qualities of your business on an embodied level  Social media ecology and the echo chamber of constant discussion  Ellie’s experience being with Hiro Boga mentorship and apprenticeship The courage to be original  Letting go of manipulative sales  Episode sponsor:  If you want to make a powerful addition to your daily routines and medicine cabinet, SilverBiotics® is an amazing brand to check out and keep on your radar. Their products allow you to access the power of silver like never before. Their SilverSol Technology has created the next generation of true colloidal silver products from dietary supplements for immune support to skin care, oral care, and wound care. Go to silverbiotics.com and use code KSENIA for 20% off your first time order.:  Resources: The work of Melanie Ann Layer: The Trademark Masterclass that led me to sign up for the Trademark Bundle (affiliate link) Hiro Yoga and The World of Your Business Playbook @tara_bliss What is ceremonial cacao?  What is SEO? And my top 5 SEO strategies Book: The Prosperous Coach by Rich Litvin Connect with Ellie:  Ellieseilern.com @ellieseilern on Instagram Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
6/3/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 32 seconds
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205. Let’s Talk About Money: My Journey To Wealth

Building wealth is an intentional practice that requires envisioning your future life.  That’s something I recently learned from a Factora Wealth Circle, an experience that totally transformed my relationship with money. In this episode I will share with you my money journey, my relationship with wealth, and a recent series of breakthroughs in the area of money management and investing.  The transformation has been both energetic and very practical. It's the financial education I never got and have been craving. The level of clarity and ACTION I now have in the area of finances is incredibly empowering as I build my business, buy and sell real estate, and plan for the future. From my experience, having transparent conversations about money is one of the most powerful things we can do so that we can get the topic of money out of the way and focus on the unmeasurable things we care about behind the desire for money: connection, joy, service, and beauty. If you're curious about the Factora Wealth Circle – I went through the experience in Winter/Spring 2022 and couldn't recommend it enough, but only if you're down to show up, do homework, and have (sometimes uncomfortable and confronting) conversations about money beliefs and goals in your life. You can apply for a future Wealth Circle here. If you decide to join, use code KSENIA400 for $400 off your registration (I'm a proud affiliate!) Episode sponsor:  If you want to make a powerful addition to your daily routines and medicine cabinet, SilverBiotics® is an amazing brand to check out and keep on your radar. Their products allow you to access the power of silver like never before. Their SilverSol Technology has created the next generation of true colloidal silver products from dietary supplements for immune support to skin care, oral care, and wound care. Go to silverbiotics.com and use code KSENIA for 20% off your first time order.  Resources: Factora Wealth Circle - use code KSENIA400 Related episodes: 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 169 Anima Mundi Founder Adriana Ayales: Meeting the Sacred in Plants, Business and Money Books: I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
5/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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204. How To Build A Brand with 5 Million Followers: Business Mindset, Content Strategy and The Spiritual Side – HAMPTON LIU of @hybridcalisthenics

Hampton of Hybrid Calisthenics is one of my favorite content creators who is building one of the fastest growing online communities I’ve ever seen.   With the explosive growth of his short form videos, Hampton reaches over 5 million people across TikTok, YouTube and Instagram with the goal to help people cultivate long-term fitness and happiness through creating fitness content and building community. He combines masterful content creation with a sense of humor, and leaves his viewer feeling that they are physically capable of more than they think. Hampton has been featured by The Atlantic, The New York Times and Newsweek. We discuss:  The Hybrid Calisthenics origin story: how Hampton created the name and how the social media brand came to be  How the desire to make money to take care of his mother led Hampton to look for passive income and online business opportunities  The importance of not getting discouraged by low views when you’re starting out on social media Yes, you can be kind and winning at the same time  Hampton shares how he started posting on TikTok as @hybridcalisthenics and what he learned from his first viral videos  The importance of building organic reach The balance between creating content you enjoy and what the audience is asking for  The conscious choice of going niche and bringing your full self of your content at the same time  How to get started on social media today and build a large community through short form video content on TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube shorts The importance of self-knowledge in the content creation industry Why giving is a business advantage How one prayer can change everything Why Hampton has turned down every brand deal he’s been offered so far How he doesn’t let negative comments get to him How to transform negativity on social media into growth  Social media as an opportunity to resolve insecurities Why learning to love other people is one of the most important skills for a content creators  How @hybridcalisthenics grew to 5 million combined followers on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram   How @hybridcalisthenics made it to the front page of reddit  Hampton’s intentional strategy behind giving away a ton of free content!  Episode sponsor:  If you want to make a powerful addition to your daily routines and medicine cabinet, SilverBiotics® is an amazing brand to check out and keep on your radar. Their products allow you to access the power of silver like never before. Their SilverSol Technology has created the next generation of true colloidal silver products from dietary supplements for immune support to skin care, oral care, and wound care. Go to silverbiotics.com and use code KSENIA for 20% off your first time order.    Connect with Hampton Liu of Hybrid Calisthenics:  Hybridcalisthenics.com Routine Hybrid Calisthenics on YouTube @hybrid.calisthenics on Instagram tiktok.com/@hybridcalisthenics twitter.com/HCalisthenics facebook.com/HCalisthenics discord.com/invite/hybridcalisthenics Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify   Related episodes:  184 Heather Hoffman aka Activation Vibration: Vibrating In Harmony with Your Name and Essence 198 Trust What’s Coming Next, The Universe Only Gives Upgrades – DOE PAORO aka @doeknowsthings on TikTok 170 TikTok’s Grooviest Couple Is Bringing Healing to The World – GROOVE WITH GAIA aka CAM AND ELI on Movement, Mindfulness & Plant Medicine
5/19/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 41 seconds
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203. Coaching and the New Psychedelic Paradigm – PAUL AUSTIN of THIRD WAVE

Paul Austin is a pioneer in the field of psychedelics, particularly on the intersection of psychedelic use, personal transformation, and professional success. In this episode, we focus on coaching and the new psychedelic paradigm.  Paul is a return guest – he was previously on episode 122 where we explored psychedelics, intuition and entrepreneurship.  Psychedelics have played a key role in my life, business and creative self-expression and I’ve known deep inside for a while now that I am meant to explore this further.   In this episode, we discuss:  Psychedelics and coaching Shifting from the mentality of fixing a broken system, to creating a new one Leaving the industrial paradigm Getting out of the mentality of fixing what’s broken  Cultural integration of psychedelics  Crating a new paradigm of interconnectedness  Exploring interconnectedness with the support of psychedelic medicines Non-linear breakthroughs What is the difference between a psychedelic therapist/clinician, psychedelic coach, and a psychedelic guide?  Why it’s important to start low and go slow Legality of psychedelics Legalization of psychedelics in Oregon How to safely source psychedelics  Leading from the heart and the new paradigm of business Living in reciprocity with the Earth  Mentioned in the intro:  My new home office setup is from Uplift Desk Episode resources: Third Wave's Virtual Summit: Coaching and the New Psychedelic Paradigm - use code KSENIABRIEF for a free ticket Third Wave Psychedelic Sourcing Guide  Third Wave’s Mushroom Grow Kit Episode sponsor: Have you ever bought anything after hearing an ad on a podcast? I know I have. Whether you want to diversify your ad spend, add a new marketing stream, or test out podcast ads, Zencastr – a longtime partner of this show – now has its own Creator Network that makes it easy for brands to connect with podcasters with aligned content and audiences. Interested in sponsoring podcast ads for your business and maybe even this show? Go to zen.ai/kbp and fill out the contact form so that Zencastr can help you bring your business story to life.  Connect with Paul: Instagram: @paulaustin3w Third Wave on Instagram: @thirdwaveishere Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify   Related episodes:  198 Trust What’s Coming Next, The Universe Only Gives Upgrades – DOE PAORO aka @doeknowsthings on TikTok 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 195. The Healing Journey, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Being In Your Full Authentic Emanation – WILL SIU MD 158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 122 Paul Austin: Intuition, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Microdosing Psychedelics
5/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 9 seconds
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202. Self Bossing, Energy Management, Joyful Outsourcing and The Art of Belief – Workwomb Founder ABBI MILLER

Abbi Miller is Holistic Biz Strategist, Speaker, Mentor and Mama. Abbi is one of my very first business collaborators, and her entrepreneurial journey is one to know! Having gone from performance art to yoga, to holistic nutrition and wellness, she’s now a business mentor and a spaceholder who helps you run your dream business on purpose.  We discuss:  Managing your energy in your business  Not having to do it all alone and how to know  Holding space for the tension between motherhood and business The transition from being a maiden to being a mother  Why MomClub exists and the breakthroughs Abbi has witnessed within it The art of believing in yourself and your business Following what feels alive in your business  Abbi’s journey from performance art to yoga, nutrition to holistic business coaching  Making decisions as your future self The energetics of social media Building kindness and compassion into your business  Mentioned:  Capello’s Grain Free Cookie Dough Insanely effective Lash Growth Serum Nest and Bowl Bench Accounting Cloud HQ Flo Living by Alisa Vitti Book: We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power  Dani Kreeft by Rachel Rodgers Kate Northrup Woke Beauty Lunaria Design Studio @samavocados Samantha Harris Factora Wealth Circle Episode sponsor: Have you ever bought anything after hearing an ad on a podcast? I know I have. Whether you want to diversify your ad spend, add a new marketing stream, or test out podcast ads, Zencastr – a longtime partner of this show – now has its own Creator Network that makes it easy for brands to connect with podcasters with aligned content and audiences. Interested in sponsoring podcast ads for your business and maybe even this show? Go to zen.ai/kbp and fill out the contact form so that Zencastr can help you bring your business story to life.  Connect with Abbi Miller: workwomb.com @workwomb on Instagram Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episode:  71 Abbi Miller: Listen To The Whisper Of Intuition And Fall In Love With Mondays
5/5/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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201. Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process In The Digital Age – Lion Tracker BOYD VARTY (Rebroadcast)

Boyd Varty (@boyd_varty) is a storyteller, life coach and a tracker born and raised in South African wilderness at Londolozi Game Reserve. This episode is a rebroadcast of a 2020 interview – but this episode has a whole other dimension to it, because since last airing it, I’ve been lucky to travel to Boyd’s home, Londolozi, and get married there. I also got to visit the famous treehouse from Boyd’s 40 days and 40 nights podcast series.In the intro, I share a little bit about my life-changing experience on the sacred land that is Londolozi. I also share a few of my favorite takeaways from Boyd’s book, “The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life” – one of my favorite books of all time! We discuss:  The story of restoring the land at Londolozi Game Reserve  Boyd’s top lesson from living in a treehouse in the wild for 40 days  The possibility of what can happen when we work with nature How to create space for a different system of intelligence to unfold Being a conduit for nature’s wisdom  Boyd’s content creation process Taking notes as a way to connect to the Divine Restoring the land Being a creator and an artist in the digital age The vital part of the famous Joseph Campbell quote that’s often left out The power of discipline Letting go of societal norms to step into your wild nature Going beyond the playbook of “success” Feeling alive and expansive as an indicator of moving closer to your purpose Boyd walks us through the 4-step process that’s been the most profound teacher in his life How to question and reframe your limiting beliefs Podcast as an opportunity to broadcast your frequency Boyd’s personal approach to boundaries with Instagram  Connect with Boyd Varty:  boydvarty.com @boyd_varty How to track your life, according to Boyd Varty: Tune into your body  Let your curiosity guide you  Identify limiting beliefs    Episode sponsor: Have you ever bought anything after hearing an ad on a podcast? I know I have. Whether you want to diversify your ad spend, add a new marketing stream, or test out podcast ads, Zencastr – a longtime partner of this show – now has its own Creator Network that makes it easy for brands to connect with podcasters with aligned content and audiences. Interested in sponsoring podcast ads for your business and maybe even this show? Go to zen.ai/kbp and fill out the contact form so that Zencastr can help you bring your business story to life.  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
4/29/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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200. Healing Your Past, Divine Surrender and Living Life As Ceremony – SOPHIE CHICHE

Sophie Chiche is a multi-talented entrepreneur, author, speaker, journalist, and psychologist. Her new venture, Be Current helps people with lots of ideas execute the meaningful ones.  We discuss:  Healing your past and releasing judgements Ksenia shares her experience using the Be Current methodology  Sophie shares the synchronicity-filled story of leaving Paris to come to California, and what brings her to live in Arizona now Connecting to the land you’re on To journey back to before you knew fear and limitations  Surrendering your plans to the Divine Sophie’s experience with plant medicine healing Sophie’s journey to quitting smoking  Living your life as a ceremony Releasing the lies we tell ourselves  Finding the balance of feminine and masculine in business How smoking led Sophie to personal development  Using social media not as a place to get, but as a place to give, connect and create  Related episodes:  118 Sophie Chiche: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 174 Aaron Rose: Integrating Spiritual Awakening Into The Human Experience and Becoming Uncancellable   Mentioned: Katie and Gay Hendricks Connect with Sophie:  becurrenttoday.com @sophiechiche Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify   Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me. ❤️ 
4/21/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 19 seconds
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199. What Does Your Soul Want To Express? Divine Interventions, Transforming Comparison and Trusting Your Path – JAMIE VARON

Jamie Varon’s writing has been seen across the internet for over a decade, from her early days of personal blogging all the way to features in publications such as Teen Vogue, HuffPost, GOOD, Complex, and many more. Over the years, both her long-form essays and short-form prose have garnered millions of reads and views, using her signature style of combining personal story with universal themes. Jamie also shares her thoughts on building a life you really love with her many followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@jamievaron). In addition to her writing, she has a long-standing career as a branding expert, course creator, and graphic designer.  This episode is a beautiful exploration of divine intervention, transforming comparison and trusting your path as a creative. We discuss:  Rewriting your story and transforming your self-talk Soul lessons around body image and career Quitting on stressful ambitions Finding love within Being “divinely spared” How intuition led Jamie to meet her husband Trusting the magic in the void  Transforming comparison The miraculous power of transforming the energy of gossip and complaint into creation Metrics don’t define your worth  Jamie’s experience growing up as a spiritual channel  Can spirit and ambition co-exist?  Redefining your definition of success Intentionally using social media as a powerful tool Focusing on experiences over outcomes Trusting that your creativity is abundant  Receiving tasks from Source Mentioned:  Jamie’s book “Radically Content: Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World”  Episode sponsor: Have you ever bought anything after hearing an ad on a podcast? I know I have. Whether you want to diversify your ad spend, add a new marketing stream, or test out podcast ads, Zencastr – a longtime partner of this show – now has its own Creator Network that makes it easy for brands to connect with podcasters with aligned content and audiences. Interested in sponsoring podcast ads for your business and maybe even this show? Go to www.zen.ai/kbp and fill out the contact form so that Zencastr can help you bring your business story to life.  Related episodes:  198 Trust What’s Coming Next, The Universe Only Gives Upgrades – DOE PAORO aka @doeknowsthings on TikTok 197 Reggie Riverbear: Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy 196 Free Time: Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business | Marketing with Magic and Serendipity – JENNY BLAKE Connect with Jamie Varon:  Jamievaron.com @jamievaron on Instagram @jamievaron on Twitter   Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me. 
4/14/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 54 seconds
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198. Trust What’s Coming Next, The Universe Only Gives Upgrades – DOE PAORO aka @doeknowsthings on TikTok

Doe Paoro is a singer, songwriter, and sound healer. Her driving inspiration in music is the belief in its power as a universal source of healing. I discovered Doe on TikTok (@doeknowsthings) where she shares powerful codes on healing, trusting your path, and witchy money wisdom.  We discuss: Developing trust in the divine plan Moving from trying to a channeled state  Sharing music form authenticity  How a trip to India changed everything for Doe How Tibetan opera singing influenced Doe’s music  Surrendering how things should be to make space for how they could be Music as a source of healing  The power of music in the death hour (for people in hospice) Music as a remembering of the unnameable deeper truth within  Ease and softness as the way  Divine surrender  How plant medicine helped Doe when nothing else could  The experience of offering music for plant medicine ceremonies Ksenia shares the divine shift in perspective around selling the tiny cabin Following the path of least resistance  Trusting the unconventional way Doe’s experience getting on and creating a massive community on TikTok  Withcy money wisdom  Transforming jealousy into joy  Redefining success  Being receptive to other people’s joy as a manifestation technique  Trusting the growth edge  Connect with Doe Paoro:  Doe Paoro on Spotify Instagram: @doepaoro and @activatingthevoice TikTok: @doeknowsthings Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me. ❤️ 
4/7/20221 hour, 20 seconds
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197. Coming Home To Yourself Through Voice, Finding Your Community and Trusting Spirit As A Business Strategy – REGGIE RIVERBEAR

Reggie Riverbear is a multi-faceted artist and ceremonialist giving voice to the Return of Eden. I discovered Reggie through her powerfully moving music on Spotify, and since then have been lucky to experience a few one-on-one song medicine sessions with Reggie. It’s been one of the most profound experiences on my healing journey, and I’m honored to share Reggie Riverbear’s magic with you.   We discuss:  How Reggie found an authentic way to integrate her self-expression on social media  How an imaginary friend motivates Reggie to share on social media  Reggie’s experience of overcoming isolation and finding her spiritual community How Riverbear Medicine came through as a container for Reggie’s work  Reggie’s experience of the Spirt world as a child  Spirit music  The full body activation involving that connected Reggie to her medicine and guided her to sing Being connected to greater intelligence through song  Connecting to a liberated version of human experience  The transition from princess to a queen archetype at 33  How the hummingbird medicine guided Reggie to the right producer for her album Being a channel for Rainbow Medicine  Song as a heart medicine How vibration makes up our physical reality  Releasing perfection and competition  Using your voice to come home to yourself Ksenia’s experience with Reggie’s medicine song sessions  Changing the frequency of your being through song Reggie’s experience taking a break from singing to reconnect to the full spectrum of the medicine of song How the shift from performance to prayer changed everything The story of This Is A Prayer For The People – how it came through in Malaysia  Being part of nature through song Reggie’s experience launching a Mystery School with Blu Creating sacred business offerings guided by Spirit  Sisterhood as the medicine for this time  Creating pathways for conscious business, one choice at a time  Episode sponsors: Rasa – an adaptogenic coffee alternative with an incredible blend of herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that can help support your adrenal health. It gives you energy without the jitters, and it tastes really good. My favorite flavors are Spicy Rose Cacao and Super Happy Sunshine. To get started, use code KSENIA20 for 20% OFF your first purchase at wearerasa.com.  Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Resources: @sebatierra What is cacao ceremony?  Richie Castro   Related episodes: 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  172 Part One: I forgot who I am 158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force Connect with Reggie Riverbear:  Riverbearmedicine.com Riverbear Medicine on Spotify @riverbear_medicine on Instagram Florescence.earth Mystery School Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me. ❤️  Ksenia 
3/31/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 55 seconds
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196. Free Time: Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business | Marketing with Magic and Serendipity – JENNY BLAKE

Jenny Blake is an author, podcaster, and keynote speaker who loves helping business owners move from friction to flow through smarter systems, powered by Delightfully Tiny Teams. Jenny has previously been a guest on episode 83, where we spoke about finding balance between systems and spiritual surrender.  This episode is a powerful exploration of running a business guided by intuition, serendipity and magic. We discuss:  Overcoming fear-based thinking as an entrepreneur  High net freedom and high net growth over high net worth  What happened when Jenny gave herself permission to not earn any money  Betting it all on your creative flow: how Jenny sold a house to fund her book  “Stop swimming in the sea of shiny shoulds” Building your business intuition Jenny’s process for making business decisions The “sacred third solution” Making space for nonlinear breakthroughs The power of shifting from criticism to gratitude  Bringing gratitude into business Marketing a book with magic and serendipity  Jenny’s experience outsourcing social media  Running a business as a super introvert  Releasing micro guilt from not responding to people  For entrepreneurs who don’t enjoy managing other people: how to build your delightfully tiny team  The balance between trusting the flow of life no matter what and having a steady flow of money in your business  Resources:  Ksenia Brief on Jenny Blake’s Free Time Podcast Paul Selig How To Surrender To Your Soul’s Purpose And Watch Your Influence Grow — Michael Beckwith on Mindvalley Podcast Sqaured Away – Military spouses who are your personal assistant Books mentioned:  Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver  Martha Beck The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness by Penney Peirce Why Talking Is Not Enough: Eight Loving Actions That Will Transform Your Marriage by Susan Page Untamed by Glennon Doyle Related episodes:  83 Jenny Blake: Systems, Spiritual Surrender, Membership Sites & Social Media Rebellion 130 Boyd Varty: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process in The Digital Age 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder About Jenny Blake: Jenny Blake is an author, podcaster, and keynote speaker who loves helping business owners move from friction to flow through smarter systems, powered by Delightfully Tiny Teams. Her third book, Free Time: Lose The Busywork, Love Your Business, launches March 22, 2022. Jenny’s previous book, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, won the Axiom award for best business book in the careers category in 2016.  Celebrating a decade of running her own business after five years at Google, Jenny is an international keynote speaker, and licenses her Pivot Programs to clients like Google and CHANEL. Jenny hosts two podcasts with over one million downloads combined: Free Time for Heart-Based Business owners, and Pivot with Jenny Blake to help others navigate change. After working at a Silicon Valley startup, then at Google for five years in coaching and career development, Jenny moved to New York City in 2011 to launch her own business.  Jenny loves yoga and buys too many books. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and angel-in-fur-coat German shepherd. Learn more and take the Free Time quiz at ItsFreeTime.com.
3/24/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 50 seconds
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195. The Healing Journey, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Being In Your Full Authentic Emanation – WILL SIU MD

Will Siu, MD is a psychiatrist, speaker, writer and educator. He offers an integrative, multi-dimensional approach to psychedelic-assisted therapy and restoring wholeness. In this episode we discuss:  Will’s journey from growing up in Jehova’s Witness family, to being an atheist to discovering his spirituality through psychedelics  Will shares about his first psychedelic experience The marriage between science and felt experience Will’s approach to healing and mental illness Will’s experience with depression, suicidality and psychedelics Addressing the pattern of seeking happiness outside  “The suffering comes when you are not embodying yourself at your fullest” Redefining spirituality A more expansive way to approach psychedelic integration Stepping into your unique authentic emanation Questioning the norm Releasing limiting beliefs and healing deeply poverty stories Trusting the journey How to choose the right psychedelic therapist If you’re a therapist, how to get started on the path of offering psychedelic-assisted therapy  Episode sponsors: Rasa – an adaptogenic coffee alternative with an incredible blend of herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that can help support your adrenal health. To get started, use code KSENIA20 for 20% OFF your first purchase at wearerasa.com.  Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Mentioned:  Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics by Gary Zukav How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan Connect with Will Siu, MD:  Willsiumd.com @will.siu.md on Instagram Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify About Will Siu MD: Will Siu MD, DPhil, completed medical training at UCLA and a doctorate in immunology at the University of Oxford. He continued with psychiatric training at Harvard Medical School, where he remained on faculty for six years, before moving to New York City to further study and practice psychedelic-assisted therapies. His work as a public educator has reached a wide audience through speaking, writing and social media outlets. Will is co-principal investigator on a pilot research study exploring MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for fibromyalgia. He maintains a clinical office in Los Angeles for patient care, trains psychiatrists/psychologists, and is an advisor to a number of companies in the wellness space.
3/17/20221 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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194. Vibrating In Harmony with Your Name and Essence: Full Permission To Be Yourself – HEATHER HOFFMAN aka Activation Vibration

Heather Hoffman aka @activationvibration is a cosmic channel and spiritual intuitive who specializes in reminding and reconnecting people to their Soul – to embody their best version of Self. We discuss:  Heather’s business journey and how a plant medicine ceremony changed everything  Why she walked away from a successful business  The journey of intuitively simplifying how you show up online and in business Letting go of business to make a space for a calling Translating experiences from the spirit realm into the human experience Living in full permission to be yourself Overcoming childhood trauma and finding freedom Transmuting darkness The power of releasing attachment to success Embodying your full name Being a vessel for Spirit  Working with the energy of rebellion Programming yourself to be confident on camera Vibrating in harmony with your name and essence Heather’s experience making encoded music  Alchemizing the fear of being seen and owning your voice  Episode sponsors: Rasa – an adaptogenic coffee alternative with an incredible blend of herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that can help support your adrenal health.To get started, use code KSENIA20 for 20% OFF your first purchase at wearerasa.com.  Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Mentioned: 30-day Clarity challenge via Alex Banayan Connect with Heather Hoffman:  Activationvibrations.com @activationvibration on Instagram @activationvibration on TikTok Activation Vibration on YouTube Activation Vibration on Facebook Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
3/11/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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193. The Balance Between “Playing The Game” and Following Your Gut | All Things Content Creation, Short Form Video and TikTok Growth – TOM BOYD

Tom Boyd is a digital strategist known as @bonusfootage on TikTok and Instagram, where his content helps creators unlock their creative power, tell better stories and build brands.  He’s been writing, directing and producing for digital landscapes for over 12 years. Tom hosts Creators Are Brands, a podcast that explores how storytellers are building brands online, from the mindsets, to the tactics, to the business side.  Tom is one of my absolute favorite creators for all things creativity, content and creator economy, and in this episode we discuss:  How to develop your creative muscle and show up consistently on social media The balance between “playing the game” and doing what feels right in your gut  Choosing creative longevity over virality  Want to get on TikTok? Tom shares how to get started  How to measure the success of your content and the one vital metric that we don’t talk about enough Tom’s content creation process Tom takes us behind the scenes of one of his most popular series on TikTok Tom shares the story behind a video that unexpectedly went viral  The importance of choosing yourself over waiting to be discovered Why the key to growing on social media is being generous  Why investing into the first 3-5 seconds of your videos is the key to short form video strategy The video that led to Will Smith’s team to reach out to Tom Choosing internal expansion over external validation  The key difference between artists and creators  Why it’s important to get clear on your goals before creating content Episode sponsor: Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Connect with Tom Boyd: www.tomboyd.co Creators are Brands podcast  Instagram: @bonusfootage TikTok: @bonusfootage Twitter: @BOYDERyo Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
3/4/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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192. My Approach To Social Media Strategy in 2022 | Reframing “Social Media Growth” and Unleashing The Full Force Of Your Presence

In this solo episode, I share my takeaways from the #11daysofsharing social media challenge, as well as the way I’m approaching social media strategy for 2022. Whether you participated in the challenge or not, if you’re craving clarity and motivation to show up at the full force of your presence on social media this year, this episode is for you. Some of the things I cover:  The most effective content formats for 2022  My journey of hosting the #11daysofsharing and moving through it with you  The power of being repetitive on social media  The miracles that unfold when you just show up and trust the process  How to create your own algorithm and trust the medicine that is flowing through you instead of becoming a slave to external metrics  My vision for showing up on social media beyond the 11 days of sharing  Restriction and discipline as a pathway to freedom  The power of accountability  One of the most effective organic ways to grow your followers on social media  Update on Eric Brief’s social media growth  Reframing “growing on social media” and “losing followers” into generously showing up and sharing your medicine with the world no matter what    Mentioned:  The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin  Rasa – an adaptogenic coffee alternative with an incredible blend of herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that can help support your adrenal health. Use code KSENIA for 15% off your order. #11DaysOfSharing on Social Media Challenge Prompts Day by Day on kseniabrief.com Related episodes:  185 Eric Brief: The Courageous Road to “I Am An Artist” and Finding Your Own Way On Social Media 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World 110 Aaron Rose: Intentional Frequency Exchange Online & Shadow Work On Instagram 172 Part One: I forgot who I am 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
2/24/202236 minutes, 38 seconds
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191. Ecosomatics, Reindigenization and Living A Devotional Life In The Digital Age – KALPANA ALEJANDRA ARIAS

I first experienced Kalpana’s healing presence during a Conscious Social Media Method group program – she was one of the first people to take it back when I launched it in 2019. This interview is a beautiful conversation spanning healing, connecting to your roots, and technology as a mirror for consciousness. If you’re planning to listen to this conversation while driving, heads up: at 19:30, Kalpana guides us through a short meditation practice – please don’t do it while driving!  We discuss:  Our connection to nature in the digital age Bringing indigenous perspectives to technology, business and branding Technology as a pathway and a mirror for consciousness  What is ecosomatics?  Forming a relationship with nature through your body  Speaking to God through plants Rituals of connecting to the land you’re on and your ancestral roots Walking a path to remembering  Kalpana’s experience with reindigenization The power of devotional singing  What it was like to grow up in Colombia and then move to Houston as a child How Kalpana became a disciple of Amma, the hugging saint, and what her name means What is it like to spend time at Amma’s ashram in India?  Living a devotional life Bringing prayer with you everywhere you go Holding the intention of being of highest service Being with what is  Merging timelines   Episode sponsors: Rasa – an adaptogenic coffee alternative with an incredible blend of herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that can help support your adrenal health. It gives you energy without the jitters, and it tastes really good. My favorite flavors are Spicy Rose Cacao and Super Happy Sunshine. To get started, use code KSENIA20 for 20% OFF your first purchase at wearerasa.com.  Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Connect with Kalpana:  @ariasaleja @nowadaysonearth Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episodes:  180 Rebecca Naylor: The Universe As A Treasure Map, Learning To Trust The Mystery and Water As A Consciousness Carrier 161 Rasa Founder Lopa van der Mersch: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence 136 Cedric Bertelli: Somatic Healing and Emotional Resolution
2/17/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 32 seconds
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190. Conscious Business, Meditation and Making Space To Manifest with Intention – DRY FARM WINES FOUNDER TODD WHITE

This conversation with Dry Farm Wines founder Todd White is a potent exploration of bringing consciousness practices to work, manifestation rituals and cultivating inner peace.   We discuss:  The game-changing shift from striving to thriving in business How a monumental, soul-shattering failure led Todd to discovering meditation  Manifesting with intention How meditation creates space for peace and abundance Todd’s morning manifestation rituals  Accepting challenges as steps to higher peace Treating work as a creative process Todd’s approach to stopping email madness  Optimal performance at work  Experiments in building conscious company culture offline and now on Zoom What Todd and Dry Farm Wines discovered once people started working remotely The problem about distributed workforce What is natural wine?  Why commercial wines have become increasingly toxic How Dry Farm Wines are different from all other wine brands I’ve ever tried If you are into wine, make sure you check out Dry Farm Wines – biodynamic, sugar free wines that taste and feel alive. After switching to Dry Farm Wines, I’ve had no headaches or other side effects of consuming alcohol. It’s my go-to soil to glass natural wine subscription! Get an extra bottle for 1 cent when you use this link with your order: dryfarmwines.com/ksenia.  Episode sponsors: Rasa – an adaptogenic coffee alternative with an incredible blend of herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that can help support your adrenal health. It gives you energy without the jitters, and it tastes really good. My favorite flavors are Spicy Rose Cacao and Super Happy Sunshine. To get started, use code KSENIA20 for 20% OFF your first purchase at wearerasa.com.  Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Mentioned:  Todd White on Ben Greenfield’s podcast The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl Connect with Dry Farm Wines:  dryfarmwines.com/ksenia Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
2/10/202259 minutes, 52 seconds
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189. Trust The Life Force Without Having To Understand It | #11DaysOfSharing on Social Media

On 2.2.2022 we kicked off #11daysofsharing on social media – a container for you to get out of your own way and share your medicine with the world. In this episode, I share a mini life update, and share a transmission that’s here to support you in showing up from your true Self with every piece of content you share on social media.  Episode sponsor: Zencastr, my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episodes: 188 Eleven: Identity Alchemy In The Digital Age, The Medicine Path and Being Your Own Pattern Interruptor 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media 177 The Story Doula Daje James: Regenerative Entrepreneurship, Releasing The Binary Idea Of Success and Making Room For Grace 161 Rasa Founder Lopa van der Mersch: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence 151 Social Media Energy Download: This Makes All The Difference [Spirit of Content] 
2/3/202220 minutes, 39 seconds
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188. Identity Alchemy In The Digital Age, The Medicine Path and Being Your Own Pattern Interruptor – ELEVEN

Eleven (@iamelevenxx) is a dream seer, clairvoyant, spiritual teacher, and entertainer who used to be a beauty YouTuber known as Lynette Cenée.  This conversation is a powerful transmission in owning your voice unapologetically, walking the medicine path, and creating your way in a roadless land that is life. We discuss:  Identity alchemy in the digital age Being a joker archetype Remembering that you are part of it all  Growing up as a child of entertainers  The art of finding magic in every day Walking on the rim of spiritual community  How the avatar of “Lynette Cenee” became “Eleven” during a sacred plant medicine ceremony How to tap into your inner resources to see triggers as treasures How to deal with negative comments on social media  Pivoting a YouTube channel (after growing it as a beauty YouTuber) Walking into a new way of being towards the New Earth  The illusion of success that social media can create  Walking the medicine path The power of journaling and mirror work  Walking without a map Being your own pattern interruptor Alter egos and allowing your identity to shift Sharing your voice unapologetically Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Connect with Eleven:  Instagram @iamelevenxx YouTube IAMELEVENXX   Mentioned:  Maureen Murdock's Heroine's Journey Arc Book: ​​Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon The Skin Deep Related episodes:  39 Topaz Adizes: Storytelling and Human Connection In The Digital Age 141 Natalie Miles: Identity Shifts, Recalibration and Integrating Downloads 174 Aaron Rose: Integrating Spiritual Awakening Into The Human Experience and Becoming Uncancellable
1/27/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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187. Quiet Your Inner People Pleaser and Be A Conduit For What Wants To Come Through You – ZEN THAT BEAT aka RYAN HOLIDAY

Zen That Beat’s song “I Am The Light” came up on my Spotify Discover Playlist, and that’s when I knew I was meant to have Ryan Holiday, the human behind Zen That Beat, on the podcast.  We discuss:  Being a conduit for what wants to come through you How hitting a rock bottom led Ryan to making music for yoga  How creative constrains can allow the creativity to flow What happens when you release the need to please critics and follow what’s meant to come through you  A different way of approaching music distribution and choosing to make his music royalty-free How Zen That Beat monetizes his music The joy of not knowing what exactly you’re creating  Bringing childlike wonder to everything you do Utilizing your voice as an instrument  Releasing societal norms and paving your way as an artist Redefining success and letting go stereotypes about artists Ryan’s vision for playing his music in live yoga classes and journeys  Why sitting down and writing music every day is more important than any other rituals around creativity  Ksenia shares ideas on how to promote music on social media  Showing up honestly on social media Reconnecting to being inspired to share on Instagram after burning out Ksenia shares social media growth journey   Why consistency is more important than vitality on social media  Mentioned: Zencastr - use code KSENIA for 30% off Cat Stepan on TikTok @danilostankovicmusic on TikTok Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episodes:  185 Eric Brief: The Courageous Road to “I Am An Artist” and Finding Your Own Way On Social Media 186 Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World 158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force Connect with Zen That Beat:  Zenthatbeat.com Zen That Beat on Spotify Zen That Beat on YouTube @zenthatbeat on Instagram @zenthatbeat on TikTok Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – is sponsoring this episode. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. It includes unlimited audio and video recordings, hosting up to 4 guests at once, audio and video mixing and unlimited English transcriptions. You get a 14 day trial and can always downgrade to the free account if you choose to. It’s time to share your story!
1/20/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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186. Join Me For 11 Days Of Sharing On Social Media | Hyping You Up To Share Your Medicine with The World

Over the years of being a social media guide and cheerleader for healers, artists, coaches and entrepreneurs, I’ve seen so many people give away their life force to how they think they “should” show up online.  What if there is no right way?  What if you start before you think you’re ready? What if consistency is the key that unlocks miracles?  Let’s explore it together! After seeing the transformation that 11 days of daily social media posts brought into Eric Brief’s life (episode 185), I am guided to hold the space for us to do it together.  If you feel like you’ve been putting off showing up full out on social media until XYZ is in place… this is your time. Join me on 2.2.2022 – or anytime you see this – to build your muscle of releasing perfection and JUST SHOWING UP. Perfecting your strategy can always be introduced later on, but sometimes it’s about throwing all possibilities at the wall and seeing what sticks. Experimenting. Having fun with it. And releasing the story that you’re not ready! I will be doing the challenge alongside you over on @ksenia.brief Instagram.  Here’s how to participate in the 11-day challenge:  Comment on the challenge announcement post on Instagram @ksenia.brief and let me know you’re in! Bonus points if you share your current favorite song. Find at least 1 person in the comments to that post that you resonate with and go HYPE THEM UP on their page! On February 2-12, 2022 share on your feed DAILY! It can be a photo, a reel, or an IGTV. If daily feed posts feel way out there for you and you’ve been shying away from stories, do this challenge on stories instead. If TikTok is the platform that has felt like a “one day” project, maybe this is your time to take it on. Just don’t sell yourself short! Choose a platform and content format that feels out of your comfort zone, but doable.  How to prepare for the Challenge:  Get clear on your intentions for showing up consistently on social media (and leave space for miracles) Go through the 5-Day Aligned Social Media Reset  Start writing down content ideas  Mentioned:  Zencastr - use code KSENIA for 30% off 185 Eric Brief: The Courageous Road to “I Am An Artist” and Finding Your Own Way On Social Media @ksenia.brief on TikTok and Instagram @ericbrief on TikTok and Instagram 5-Day Aligned Social Media Reset Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – is sponsoring this episode. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. It includes unlimited audio and video recordings, hosting up to 4 guests at once, audio and video mixing and unlimited English transcriptions. You get a 14 day trial and can always downgrade to the free account if you choose to. It’s time to share your story!  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/13/202231 minutes, 12 seconds
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185. The Courageous Road to “I Am An Artist” and Finding Your Own Way On Social Media – ERIC BRIEF

Eric Brief is an artist, entrepreneur, and one of my biggest inspirations on the path of living a life full of heart, adventure and creativity. He's also my husband. We discuss:  What we’ve learned from our social media experiment of posting Eric’s art updates on Instagram and TikTok daily for 11 days What led Eric to making huge origami sculptures Channeling and meditation  The synchronicities that led Eric to meet God during an Ayahuasca trip to Peru    Eric’s journey from studying to be a doctor at NYU, to tutoring kids for their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, to real estate, sales, having his own successful digital marketing company and choosing to develop an art career    Creating your own definition of success   How unreasonable belief and relentlessness made Eric’s digital agency’s success possible  Some of the key dynamics of Eric and Ksenia’s partnership  What is it about pyramids and pyramid charged water?  Making orgonite Why we stopped sharing crystal grids on Crystal Criminals  Eric’s main life lesson, according to the Akashic Records Mentioned:  Zencastr @crystalcriminals  Matias de Stefano on Gaia  Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock  Guided Wim Hof breathing YouTube video that we use Related episodes:  129 Tiny Cabin and Life Update with My Love Eric Brief 87 Eric Brief – All About Crystals 74 Ksenia and Eric: We Are Going Nomadic! The Why, How and Where 56 We Bought A Tiny Home! Our Adventure From NYC to Upstate New York Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – is sponsoring this episode. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. It includes unlimited audio and video recordings, hosting up to 4 guests at once, audio and video mixing and unlimited English transcriptions. You get a 14 day trial and can always downgrade to the free account if you choose to. It’s time to share your story!  Connect with Eric Instagram @ericbrief TikTok @ericbrief Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/6/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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184. Journey Into Your Essence with Music – EQUANIMOUS

Equanimous, aka Nate Stein, is a music producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist who is one of my go-to artists on Spotify. He combines elements of downtempo, bass, house, and melodic dance music to create a joyous high vibrational atmosphere on the dance floor. Equanimous expands the electronic music experience by playing live djembe, keys, and beatboxing along with his tracks. He’s known for his deep bass, beautiful melodies, live looping, and creative rhythmic beats that take people into a state of euphoric dancing and heart-centered bliss. We discuss:  What it’s like to produce music from an energetic perspective Journey to finding your inner essence through music When Equanimous decided to choose a career in music One of the most important spiritual books that influenced Equanimous Finding your voice and genre as a musician The reality of having Spotify as an income stream   What does “Equanimous mean”? And the story of how it was revealed to Nate as his musician name during a Vipassana retreat What steps to take if you know you have a song in you  Nate’s conscious dance music, High Vibe Records What success as an artist looks like for Equanimous A dream of playing music out of the sky Nate’s spiritual journey and experiences with plant medicines Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – has become a new sponsor to the show. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with PRO account. It includes unlimited audio and video recordings, hosting up to 4 guests at once, audio and video mixing and unlimited English transcriptions. You get a 14 day trial and can always downgrade to the free account if you choose to. It’s time to share your story!  Related episodes:  158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force Mentioned:  Heather Hoffman aka Activation Vibration The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle Connect with Equanimous:  Equanimouslove.com @equanimouslove Equanimous on Spotify Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
12/30/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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183. Remember The Powerful Creator That You Are | A Cacao Ritual For New Beginnings

Make a cup of ceremonial cacao or another beverage that feels cozy, and join me for this ritual to remember the powerful creator that you are. With this activation, we will intentionally choose to step into a new beginning, picking up along the way any fractals of your being where you’ve given your power away.  May you step into the portal of your heart, honor the nature within you, and choose to playfully co-create with the elements around you. Come back to this ritual anytime you’re called to create a new beginning.  Mentioned:  What is cacao ceremony?  The best ceremonial cacao to buy online Tantric Rose Blossom Ceremonial Cacao Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain Related episodes:  158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 101 Erin Eber: Frequency Healing and Cacao Ceremony 127 Keith Wilson: Ceremonial Cacao for Creativity & Business 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force 14 Florencia Fridman: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
12/23/202120 minutes, 3 seconds
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182. 11 Business Lessons I Learned This Year: Entering The Roadless Realm Of Infinite Possibilities

As I reviewed the episode where I reflected on this year and created a vision for the New Year, I realized that I barely touched on business. There’s been a lot of unlearning and uncertainty in this area for me in 2021. The linear expectations of success have been replaced by a moment-by-moment, intentional co-creation with Source.  There’s no certainty. No blueprint. No assurances.  Within the void, there’s a lot to explore. In this episode, I share my process – not as someone who’s got it all figured out, but someone who’s in the midst of creating a whole new way of showing up in the world.  Instead of achievements - like I would have a year ago – I share 11 energetic blueprints that I took away from all my experiences related to business in the past year. Mentioned:  Zencastr (use code KSENIA for 30% off) Legacy Cacao Rasa Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – has become a new sponsor to the show. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews.  It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account. It’s time to share your story!  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Related episodes: 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 153 Maren Altman: Follow Your Internal Compass As You Build Abundance On Social Media and In Crypto 155: Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense ​​ 157 Monica Carota: Intuitive Mentorship, Meeting Your Guides and Converting Dollars To Blessings 158 Mose: Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music 161 Rasa Founder Lopa van der Mersch: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence 165 Alyson Charles: Sacred Pause As The Most Powerful Way To Elevate Your Business
12/16/202134 minutes, 21 seconds
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181. Reflecting on This Year and Creating A Vision for The New Year with Intentional Journaling Prompts

Taking intentional time to pause, reflect and create a vision is one of the most powerful practices you can do anytime of the year, but especially as you prepare to step into the New Year!  In this episode, I share the prompts I use to reflect and journal on the current year and to create a vision for the New Year. I did a similar episode a couple of years ago, and it’s been fascinating to witness how the change in my values is reflected in the prompts themselves.  In this episode, I share my own answers to the prompts. Use these journaling prompts to create a vision of how you want to show up in the world – alone, with your family or in a circle of close friends!  Get the journaling prompts on kseniabrief.com Mentioned:  Eric’s Instagram @ericbrief Eric’s igloo build on TikTok DRESSX digital fashion  Grief Guide Jasmin Jenkins (get to know Jasmin in episode 125) Akashic Records Readings with Hilary Pearlson (get to know Hilary in episodes 142 and 143) Michelle Sinnette  Journal entry that changed my life: Spirit of Content Solo episode: trust your soul’s journey Parachute women’s classic organic cotton sweatshirt Previous version of New Year’s Journaling Prompts Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – has become a new sponsor to the show. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews.  It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account. You also get a 14-day free trial!
12/9/202140 minutes, 43 seconds
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180. The Universe As A Treasure Map, Learning To Trust The Mystery and Water As A Consciousness Carrier – REBECCA NAYLOR

Rebecca Naylor is an Energy Medicine Practitioner, Ascension Guide, Water Advocate, Intuitive Channel, and Wayshower in service to the Shift in Consciousness on Gaia. Rebecca initially appeared in episode 123, where we covered all things Kambo Medicine and what happens when you take Kambo. This episode is a powerful exploration of deeper soul initiations, awakening, and more! We discuss:  Deeper initiations of Soul  Being molded by the dream of the Earth  Rebecca’s experience with Aubrey Marcus’ Fit for Service program Costa Rica as a womb space  Discovering your ecological niche as a human The Universe as a treasure map Deeper levels of awakening Learning who you are as a soul Being part of the web of life Grief as a portal Ice planet dreams Integrating an “ego death” in an ayahuasca ceremony Visiting the cosmic womb  How Rebecca’s role as a “water love weaver” was revealed to her  Learning to trust the mystery – in life and in plant medicine ceremony Rebecca’s experience with shamanic dismemberment initiation Spirit of death as an ally and a guide What is Soul?  Being a better steward of the Earth through your soul’s participation  Remembering your role in the web of life Being intentional about surrounding yourself with structured energy (through feng shui, crystals, etc) How aging is related to dehydration  Water Vortexing and Water Divination The healing power of structured and wild harvested water Water as a Spirit and as a Guide Water and crystal technology as carriers of consciousness  Being the flow of life itself The power fo water to reset your energetic field The importance of finding local water sources Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – has become a new sponsor to the show. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews.  It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account. You also get a 14-day free trial! Resources: MAYU Swirl Water Pitcher https://findaspring.com/ Connect with Rebecca: website: www.kambospiritpath.com IG: www.instagram.com/kambospiritpath www.instagram.com/waterloveweaver FB: www.facebook.com/kambospiritpath Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
12/2/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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179. The School Of Unlearning [SOUL] and Choosing To Write Your Own Story – Conscious Leadership Coach ELISA HAGGARTY

Elisa Haggarty is a conscious leadership coach and host of The School Of Unlearning Podcast. Elisa was once my coach through Parsley Health, and in this episode you get to experience her presence and wisdom, as well as hear a few powerful lessons she picked up along the path of unlearning. We discuss:  Finding yourself in a life you didn’t plan for Making the choice to write your own story Learning to unlearn self care The heartbreak and the accident that shifted Elisa’s life path  Cultivating radical acceptance “Life is an inside job” Adapting the mentality of being “the lucky one” How a brain trauma led Elisa to meditation and other healing and mindfulness modalities Choosing to invest into yourself over pleasing others Elisa’s experience going on a silent meditation retreat in Taiwan  How teaching English brought Elisa to Hong Kong and led her to becoming a whole foods chef How Elisa created “The Culinary Farmacy”, a space where the clinical met the culinary Elisa’s experience with building a nutrition business  Elisa’s love affair with chocolate  Elisa’s journey of becoming a coach and learning entrepreneurship  Finding peace with making money Having a good relationship with what you do have VS chasing abundance Leaving a “hot” job at Parsley Health Helping people understand their relationship between fear and love as her job  Developing emotional agility  How Elisa got the clarity to leave her job and go back to one-on-one coaching Elisa shares her experience with psychedelic mushrooms  Learning from animals Episode sponsor: I’m so excited to share with you that my #1 podcasting tool since day one of this podcast – Zencastr – has become a new sponsor to the show. Zencastr provides crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. What I love about it is that it records separate audio and video tracks for me and the guest, so the editing process is a lot more customized. Plus, there’s secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews.  It’s super easy to use — there’s nothing to download, my guests just click on the link and we start recording. Go to zencastr.com/pricing and enter promo code KSENIA to get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account. You also get a 14-day free trial! Connect with Elisa:  www.elisamaryhaggarty.com @thesoulpodcast @elisamaryhaggarty Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/25/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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178. Sleep is A Skill – MOLLIE MCGLOCKLIN

Mollie McGlocklin the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast and the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. After navigating insomnia while traveling internationally, she created what she couldn’t find - a place to go to learn the skill set of sleep. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. We discuss:  How does sleep affect our health? Why sleep is an important skill set for the modern society  How hormones are impacted by your quality of sleep The impacts of sleep deprivation How optimizing your sleep can contribute to your mental health What is chronobiology and circadian rhythm entrainment?  Why sun exposure first thing in the morning and at sunset important  Why creating a consistent sleep schedule is important  Practical tips to understanding and optimizing how you sleep  What are some of the most helpful sleep gadgets on the market? What is social jet lag, and how do we prevent it? Can creative bouts co-exist with healthy sleep?  Anticipatory anxiety and sleep  The kind of content that can interfere with your sleep and how to be mindful of what you consume before bed  Positive psychology and sleep Sleep ritual idea for couples What to do if it’s time to go to bed and you can’t get sleepy The shocking truth about mealtime and sleep Sleep rituals  How “gratitude emails” became Mollie’s longest standing daily ritual  What it’s like to get engaged at Amangiri in Utah The non-sleep deep rest protocol (NSDR) from Andrew Huberman that changes everything Mollie walks us through her morning and nighttime routines Top biohacks for sleep Related episodes: 177, 169, 161, 42,  Resources:  Ksenia on Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, episode 5 Motion activated red night lights Auto on/off red night lights Connect with Mollie:  Website: Sleep Is A Skill Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/18/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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177. Regenerative Entrepreneurship: Releasing The Binary Idea Of Success, Making Room For Grace, Bridging Marketing, Art and Spirituality – The Story Doula DAJE JAMES

Daje James aka The Story Doula is a brand strategist, author, artist, and story doula. This is one of the most important conversations I’ve ever had on my podcast, planting powerful seeds for new ways to show up online and approach business.  Out of the ashes of old paradigm business strategies, arise beautiful intuitive, cyclical ways of being in the world.  We discuss:  Finding beauty in tension  Being an enneagram 7 Writing as a portal of transformation  Looking inside, instead of outside, to understand who you are (self-referral vs object-referral via Deepak Chopra) The power of being present with your story Dharmic creative flow Being an expression of the Creator Surrendering your life  Daje’s spiritual and human journey and experience with religion as a child  Daje shares her experience being a worship leader  Tending to the portal of your work Facing the fears of being unoriginal, incompetent and irrelevant because of lack of formal schooling  Not dancing around discomfort Letting go of pleasing people  Owning the bigness of your soul  Meeting a hybrid human from another star system Why past lives and other star systems are extracurricular activities  The story of the timelines converging in one Instagram account Bridging art, strategy, marketing, business and spirituality  Daje’s ancestor that shows up often in readings  The moment at coffee shop when Daje’s “piercing” soul got reflected back to her  Learning to allow your soul to do what it’s here to do  How is it possible that different people get the same energy downloads?  Regenerative business practices and letting go of old paradigm strategy Grace as a portal of innovation   Cyclical strategies and the medicine of masculine cyclicality  Why alignment alone won’t cut it Letting go of obsession with linearity  Making space for soul work  Allowing things to all apart in the creative process Releasing binary story of success  Trusting yourself to be held through identify death Related episodes:  176 Blair Badenhop: Trust The Discomfort and Come Home To The Truth Of Who You Are 174 Aaron Rose: Integrating Spiritual Awakening Into The Human Experience and Becoming Uncancellable 172 Part One: I forgot who I am 173 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  Connect with Daje James aka The Story Doula: Instagram: @thestorydoula  https://www.thestorydoula.co/ Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/11/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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176. Come Home To The Truth Of Who You Are – BLAIR BADENHOP

Blair Badenhop is a global brand and messaging Strategist with over a decade of experience supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. Blair was one of my first podcast guests in 2018, where we talked about creating magnetism in branding.  Make sure you listen to the last 30 minutes of this episode, there are powerful codes shared in that part of the conversation! We discuss:  Tapping into the truth of who you are among the noise  Merging the masculine and the feminine in how we approach business  Building trust in your path  Being amidst the discomfort  Identity shifts and how they translate on social media  Blair’s experience with motherhood and postpartum entrepreneurship How much do I share my motherhood journey on social media?  Being fluid and feminine in how you show up on social media  What taking a break from running group programs taught Blair Learning to prioritize yourself as a mom The power of stillness Being with duality  How to choose what to focus on as an entrepreneur  Redefining postpartum journey Lessons from running a mastermind  Following what feels alive on social media  Trends that we're noticing in wellness and culture The role that plants are playing in the planetary consciousness shift A peek into behind the scenes of Blair’s signature program “Your Wellness Brand” Blair’s top tips for creating a strong wellness brand Related episodes:  10 Blair Badenhop: How To Brand Yourself In The Wellness World, Create Magnetism and Success By Tapping Into Who You Truly Are 130 Boyd Varty: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process in The Digital Age Connect with Blair Badenhop:  Blairbadenhop.com pstprtm.com/ Brand Yourself Podcast @blairbadenhop on Instagram Connect with Ksenia:    Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/4/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 12 seconds
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175. The Obstacles Are The Journey – INDAY Founder and CEO BASU RATNAM on Shifting from External Validation to Spiritual Fulfillment

Basu Ratnam is the founder and CEO of INDAY, an everyday eatery rooted in the Indian philosophy of food as medicine with seasonal dishes, a beautiful emphasis on sustainable sourcing and community.  We discuss:    What led Basu to starting INDAY: from being brought up in an Indian household in New York to working in finance Indian concepts that guide Basu in life and work today The Ayurvedic principles that inspire Inday's philosophy and menu Redefining wellness Redefining success Letting go of fixed mindset  Top lessons Basu has learned from starting and running INDAY Building a human-centric restaurant business Mindfulness practices that all INDAY employees are invited into The conscious choice to grow mindfully, not explosively Basu's relationship with social media  Is Kitchari coming back to INDAY?  About Basu Ratnam:  Basu is the founder and CEO of a Indian inspired restaurant group. INDAY launched in 2016 in New York City has 5 locations in Manhattan and is expanding in to new markets in the coming months. In April 2020, INDAY quickly pivoted its restaurants to serve thousands of meals to local health organizations and hospital networks. During India's second wave in 2021, Basu organized a series of in person fundraisers and a global restaurant campaign to raise over $900k for emergency food rations, ventilators and direct relief in India.  Prior to founding INDAY Basu was an investor at Sycamore Partners, a consumer and retail focused private equity fund with $3.5B under management. Basu graduated with a B.A. from Brown University, where he was the Captain of the Ivy League Champion Men's Tennis Team. Basu resides in lower Manhattan, and has a love for food, wellness and social impact. Related episodes:  96 David Harshada Wagner: Plug Into The Mystical Path In The Midst Of It All 45 Emily Schildt: How To Stay Connected With Yourself In This Digital World 161 Rasa Founder Lopa van der Mersch: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence 174 Part One: I forgot who I am 175 Part Two: I'm remembering who I am  Resources: Spirit Versus Scalpel: Traditional Healing and Modern Psychotherapy by Leonore Loeb Adler and B Runi Mukherji  Connect with Ksenia:  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/28/202149 minutes, 42 seconds
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174. Turning Over Your Life To Source, Integrating Spiritual Awakening Into Human Experience and Becoming Uncancellable – AARON ROSE

Transformational coach, writer and facilitator Aaron Rose (@aaronxrose) joins me for this wide-ranging conversation about spiritual awakening, cancel culture, sovereignty, Hu Kitchen chocolate and alpacas. We discuss:  Ksenia shares lessons from a recent medicine journey  Cultivating a fertile void  Ksenia’s journey with changing the podcast name  Spiritual awakening IRL  Integrating spiritual truth into physical, multidimensional human self “Big whale energy” The teaching from “A Course In Miracles” that has been coming up for us Being in the world, but not of it Building a world where we all thrive Tending to the physicality of your life  Becoming uncancellable in an inside job  What it’s like when God is your boss  Aaron’s experience being multidimensional in gender and sexuality  Integrating spiritual lessons into the physical realm Aaron’s experience being an alpaca whisperer  Building a home  What is cancel culture here to teach us?  Letting go of knowing what’s best of others  Becoming your own safe space  The astrology of current world events  Finding the courage to speak your truth  Becoming your own safe space  Aaron’s monk purification period  Identity shifts in the digital age Aaron’s daily surrender practice  Ksenia’s experience going through Aaron’s “God is my boss” course Turning over your life to Source and restoring Love  Related episodes:  110 Aaron Rose: Intentional Frequency Exchange Online & Shadow Work On Instagram 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 13 Thomas Droge: How To Cultivate Physical and Spiritual Energy and Why QiGong Will Make Your Business More Successful Connect with Aaron Rose:  Instagram @aaronxrose  theaaronrose.com Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify  
10/21/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 36 seconds
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173. Part Two: I’m remembering who I am

Consolidating the fragmented pieces of my self-expression in the energetic and digital fields.  Realizing that spiritual growth is not linear. Moving into the trust of self.  Being in the present with what is instead of being my past accomplishments.  Discernment over judgement.  The new era beyond marketing strategies. Being with fears of being seen. My vision for the podcast.   Connect with Ksenia Brief:  kseniabrief.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ksenia.brief/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/breakfastcriminals TikTok http://tiktok.com/@ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/18/202113 minutes, 36 seconds
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172. Part One: I forgot who I am

No more hiding. This is not a rebrand. This is stepping into the truth of who I am.  Funded by Source is now Ksenia Brief Podcast. This is a solo update from my heart, where I bring uriosity to the shadow aspects of myself. Things I cover: No more avoiding and hiding Holding onto made-up identities Age of lone wolf is over What happened after I renamed the podcast last time  What I’m releasing  The shadow aspects of myself behind “good” intentions  Why it’s important to connecting to your why before you do anything  Creating a New Earth  Asha Patel’s Collective Rising Collection   Trusting the unknown  This is not a rebrand  Releasing Funded By Source  Releasing validation  Learning to trust my true nature  Letting go of fear of “being behind” and trusting Divine timing  Connect with Ksenia Brief:    Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/18/202116 minutes, 58 seconds
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171. Being An Extension of Divine Blessings – JENNY BLAKE and KSENIA BRIEF

This conversation originally aired on Jenny Blake’s podcast Free Time. Jenny interviewed me about all things heart-based business and more! We discuss:  The yoga retreat that brought us together The books that Jenny recommended years ago that have impacted the course of my life My animal communication experiences during a Safari at Londolozi in South Africa  Lion power animal medicine  Moving from frenzied to relaxed energy of free time  Top lessons I’m learning from being mentored by Michelle Sinnette My understanding of the concept of surrender  My understanding of being funded by source  Releasing the story of having to work hard to be provided for  Creating a flow in finances and being an extension of divine blessings  What is ceremonial cacao? The transformation I’ve experienced by working with it  The difference between ceremonial cacao and psychoactive plant medicines  How I organize content on my phone My favorite podcasts! Mentioned:  What is cacao ceremony?  Tiny cabin tour - Apartment Therapy  Heart Bowl  Podcasts: Aubrey Marcus podcast Boyd Varty’s podcast Books: Martha Beck – Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want Charles Eisenstein – Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition Charles Eisenstein – Yoga of Eating: Transending Diets & Dogma to Nourish the Natural Self Connect with Jenny Blake:  https://www.itsfreetime.com/ Connect with Ksenia Brief:  @ksenia.brief Related episodes:  83 Jenny Blake: Systems, Spiritual Surrender, Membership Sites & Social Media Rebellion 130 Boyd Varty: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process in The Digital Age 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder
10/14/202138 minutes, 7 seconds
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170: TikTok’s Grooviest Couple Is Bringing Healing to The World – GROOVE WITH GAIA aka CAM AND ELI on Movement, Mindfulness & Plant Medicine

Elijah Johnston and Cameron Ogden-Fung are the grooviest couple on TikTok (@groovewithgaia), spreading the messages of movement as a form of healing, mindful eating and conscious relationships. After dancing into each other’s lives in Bali, they’re on a mission to empower people to embrace and connect with Mother Earth — bringing Groove with Gaia to life. We cover:  The miraculous synchronicities surrounding Cam and Eli’s meeting in Bali  Free form movement as a form of healing and self-expression  How to be with fear of showing up online Social media content as a magnet and a tool for healing Kundalini practices to move out of fear  Cam and Eli’s content creation systems How to show up authentically on TikTok and beyond ​​Cam shares how she really feels about public speaking and being on podcasts, and her experience with anxiety attacks  Using your platform to create regenerative ways of thinking around how we connect to mother nature  Groove with Gaia’s stance on sponsored content and brand partner vetting process How Cam and Eli weave their skills to build Groove with Gaia Regenerative way of living Cam and Eli share a recent plant medicine experience Daily rituals for creativity  The roles that Bali and Hawaii played in Cam and Eli’s relationship  Is there going to be an in-person Groove with Gaia experience?  Mentioned:  The Heart Bowl Related episodes:  164 TikTok and IG Reels as a Pathway to Miracles with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions My TikTok Experiment: 0 to 350K Followers | 5D Video Storytelling Strategy for 2021 125 Jasmin Jenkins: Lessons From Ayahuasca Plant Medicine and Alchemizing Grief Into Presence 123 Rebecca Naylor: Kambo, The Consciousness Expanding Frog Medicine Connect with Cam and Eli - Groove with Gaia:  https://www.groovewithgaia.com/ https://linktr.ee/groovewithgaia TikTok: @groovewithgaia Instagram: @groovewithgaia Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source Podcast:  If you're moved by the podcast, share it with a friend. Share your takeaways on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. Disclaimer: We don’t promote use of legal or illegal psychoactive substances. This podcast is created for informational purposes only.
10/7/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 24 seconds
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169: Meeting the Sacred in Plants, Business and Money – Anima Mundi Founder ADRIANA AYALES

Adriana Ayales is a rainforest herbalist, a plant messenger, a seer, a mama and the owner of Anima Mundi Herbals, a beautiful brand on a mission to bridge ancient remedies and the modern world. Adriana has studied Central and South American tribal style herbalism, with plant medicine teachers in Costa Rica, the Amazon and California. With Anima Mundi Herbals, she’s created a business that not only provides an actual pure and powerful form of healthcare, but also helps preserve indigenous lands and their local economies through organic agriculture and wildcrafted goods. I love making my ceremonial cacao with Anima Mundi’s blue lotus and rose. Listeners of Funded by Source get a discount on www.animamundiherbals.com with code FUNDEDBYSOURCE. We discuss: How Adriana discovered shamanic healing as a little girl  Seeing spirits  Connecting with plant consciousness through plant “dieta” Being a messenger for plants How Adriana fell in love with New York and how to plants brought her there  How her private clinical herbalist practice grew into a cult brand Supporting indigenous rainforest traditions and regenerative farming How the calling to spread indigenous wisdom drives Anima Mundi as a business Herbs that Adriana is most connected to right now Working with the Spirit of cacao  The dual nature of cacao Spirit Why Adriana recommends avoiding Dutch processed cacao  Anima Mundi as a sovereign energetic being How blue lotus plant works and why it works beautifully with cacao Adriana’s go-to herbs to feel good  Why it’s important to pair aphrodisiacs with blood boosting herbs  What’s at the foundation of Anima Mundi’s social media growth Taking care of your immune system with plants  The unexpected traditional use of echinacea  Connecting to Earth through herbs and mushrooms The difference between the two kinds of cordyceps mushrooms  How Adriana is growing Cordyceps in Costa Rica Being selective with what you give your energy to The manifestation formula that Adriana practices Self-care rituals for burnout The power of subconscious reprogramming and decluttering your field  How to set boundaries with social media An evening ritual to reset after being online  Forest adventures that Adriana goes on to reset and ground  How Adriana has built Anima Mundi without outside investors   Money as a sacred mirror The importance of following intuitive hits in business Major life changes as a form of abundance  Anima Mundi Products referenced:  EUPHORIA Powder : Aphrodisiac + Libido Booster EUPHORIA : Spirit + Love Elixir JERGON SACHA Amazonian Anti-Viral BLUE LOTUS : Flower of Intuition Tea ROSE Powder : Heart Opener CATUABA Bark Superpowder - 100% Pure Wildcrafted Resources:  What is cacao ceremony? Where to buy ceremonial cacao Dr. Joe Dispenza Bruce Lipton Connect with Adriana Ayales:  Anima Mundi Herbals @adriayaayales @animamundiherbals  Connect with Ksenia:    Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/1/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 44 seconds
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168: Trust Your Soul’s Journey

The question is not how to get millions of podcast streams and make YouTube videos that hundreds of thousands of views, but … what did my soul come here to learn? People who are embodying their soul’s calling have a certain frequency they carry.  It’s never too late to ask that question and discover what lies beneath desires, anxiety and addiction. The only sustainable way to show up on social media is to Share because you genuinely want to share, not just to build a brand.  There’s no formula for the perfect social media presence, brand or business, only moment by moment tuning into what’s meant to come through you. Mentioned: Dream World Program – use code KSENIA10 for 10% off: https://dreamworldprogram.com/ Becoming Nobody film Related episodes and YouTube videos:  159: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Social Media and Intuitive Online Business – “Spirit of Technology” JESSICA SCHEER 155: Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense ​​ 146: Conscious Social Media A 7-Step Guided Journey Into What Really Matters Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
9/23/202113 minutes, 7 seconds
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167: Let Go Of Busy Work, Connect to What Matters | Creating A New Paradigm From Within

Your biggest contribution is the same thing that makes you feel alive.  When you let go of “shoulds” and live from that place, everything changes. It takes trust, it takes letting go of opinions, but on the other side of it is a profound sense of being a vessel for what’s meant to come through you. In this solo episode, I share a 5-step process that’s helped me move from “busy work” to giving my energy to what matters. I also share a  harmful social media habit I’m ready to rewire, and the productivity system that I’ve been using for the past year that makes all the difference!  The 5 prompts shared in this episode:  Things I’ve already taken on and agreed to deliver  Things I enjoy doing   Exciting outcomes  Whispers and ideas that have been in my field  Things I can take off my plate to make space Mentioned:  The Heart Bowl becurrent workshop with Sophie Chiche: manage your energy, not your time Trello Ksenia’s meditations on Insight Timer Ksenia’s cacao meditation on YouTube Related episodes:  118 Sophie Chiche: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 155: Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense ​​ 157 Monica Carota: Intuitive Mentorship, Meeting Your Guides and Converting Dollars To Blessings New interviews on other podcasts:  Ceremony Circle with Alyson Charles | 31: Cultivating a Sacred Connection to Source, Your Soul & Social Media Audience with Ksenia Brief Free Time with Jenny Blake | 029: Funded By Source with Ksenia Avdulova Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @athomewithksenia YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
9/16/202115 minutes, 58 seconds
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166: Creating Content As a Journey Of Self-Discovery and Facing Your Shadow with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions PART 2

166: Creating Content As a Journey Of Self-Discovery and Facing Your Shadow with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions PART 2 This episode is part two of the Conscious Social Media Sessions, where we explore social media as a pathway to miracles. In this series, I mentor my friend Caro Arevalo in honoring the whisper to explore short-form video content on TikTok and Instagram Reels (which can be translated into YouTube Shorts as well). This conversation is a mentorship session over a cup of ceremonial cacao with my friend, Caro Arevalo, an incredibly talented artist I introduced you to in episode 104, Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World. We cover: The energetics of social media Finding balance between being an artist and being a content creator Caro shares her dreams and sees the possibility of social media as a pathway for their fulfillment Letting go of thinking small Facing the fear of being seen Finding confidence to be on camera Not allowing external metrics to dictate the freedom of your creative self-expression Creating content as a journey of self-discovery Social media as a playful pathway to acknowledging and expressing different facets of your spirituality and humanity Social media as an opportunity to face your shadow Releasing perfection: sharing your progress on social media instead of waiting for things to be complete Having fun with cross-promoting content between Instagram, TikTok and YouTube Releasing unworthiness and playfully sharing your journey How to capture peaceful content in short form video format (TikTok and Reels) Mentioned: Workshop: 5D Storytelling Through Video: Grow Your Business in 2021 with IG Reels & TikTok Course: 5D Storytelling Through Video (Grow in 2021 with IG Reels & TikTok) fundedbysource.com/work-with-me The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin Tiny Cabin Tour on Apartment Therapy Ashley Wood (@alnwithin) on Funded by Source The Midnight Gospel by Duncan Trussell Related episodes: 164 TikTok and IG Reels as a Pathway to Miracles with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions 104 Carolina Arevalo: Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World My TikTok Experiment: Week One 0-3K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Three 3-6K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Five 6K-40K Growth My TikTok Experiment: 0 to 350K Followers | 5D Video Storytelling Strategy for 2021 134 Lessons From Top 10 Most Downloaded Episodes in 2020 Connect with Caro: Carolina Arevalo on Instagram @caro.arevalo Caro Arevalo @carocaroarevalo on TikTok Caro Arevalo on YouTube Connect with Ksenia: Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source Podcast: If you're moved by the podcast, share it with a friend. Share your takeaways on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
9/10/202142 minutes, 1 second
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166: Creating Content As a Journey Of Self-Discovery and Facing Your Shadow with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions PART 2

166: Creating Content As a Journey Of Self-Discovery and Facing Your Shadow with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions PART 2 This episode is part two of the Conscious Social Media Sessions, where we explore social media as a pathway to miracles. In this series, I mentor my friend Caro Arevalo in honoring the whisper to explore short-form video content on TikTok and Instagram Reels (which can be translated into YouTube Shorts as well). This conversation is a mentorship session over a cup of ceremonial cacao with my friend, Caro Arevalo, an incredibly talented artist I introduced you to in episode 104, Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World. We cover: The energetics of social media Finding balance between being an artist and being a content creator Caro shares her dreams and sees the possibility of social media as a pathway for their fulfillment Letting go of thinking small Facing the fear of being seen Finding confidence to be on camera Not allowing external metrics to dictate the freedom of your creative self-expression Creating content as a journey of self-discovery Social media as a playful pathway to acknowledging and expressing different facets of your spirituality and humanity Social media as an opportunity to face your shadow Releasing perfection: sharing your progress on social media instead of waiting for things to be complete Having fun with cross-promoting content between Instagram, TikTok and YouTube Releasing unworthiness and playfully sharing your journey How to capture peaceful content in short form video format (TikTok and Reels) Mentioned: Workshop: 5D Storytelling Through Video: Grow Your Business in 2021 with IG Reels & TikTok Course: 5D Storytelling Through Video (Grow in 2021 with IG Reels & TikTok) fundedbysource.com/work-with-me The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin Tiny Cabin Tour on Apartment Therapy Ashley Wood (@alnwithin) on Funded by Source The Midnight Gospel by Duncan Trussell Related episodes: 164 TikTok and IG Reels as a Pathway to Miracles with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions 104 Carolina Arevalo: Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World My TikTok Experiment: Week One 0-3K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Three 3-6K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Five 6K-40K Growth My TikTok Experiment: 0 to 350K Followers | 5D Video Storytelling Strategy for 2021 134 Lessons From Top 10 Most Downloaded Episodes in 2020 Connect with Caro: Carolina Arevalo on Instagram @caro.arevalo Caro Arevalo @carocaroarevalo on TikTok Caro Arevalo on YouTube Connect with Ksenia: Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source Podcast: If you're moved by the podcast, share it with a friend. Share your takeaways on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
9/10/20210
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165: Sacred Pause As The Most Powerful Way To Elevate Your Business – ALYSON CHARLES

My dear friend Alyson Charles is back on Funded by Source with big updates! Alyson Charles is a shaman and spiritual teacher based in Austin, Texas. She is devoted to living by the calls of inner wisdom, mysticism, energy medicine, and shamanic practices she has mastered through her studies with spiritual teachers, both of and beyond this world. She leads global courses, events, and talks to reconnect people to their fullest power and confidence through sacred practices and rituals. Alyson's power animal shamanic journey was named a top meditation to try by O, The Oprah Magazine, and she has collaborated with a range of media outlets and brands, including the New York Times, HBO, National Geographic, Well + Good, mindbodygreen, Forbes, Elle, and Self. Pre-order Alyson’s new book, Animal Power: 100 Animals to Energize Your Life and Awaken Your Soul, to get a free guided shamanic journey to meet your current power animal HERE. We discuss:    The journey to writing Alyson’s new book, Animal Power How trusting her path led Alyson to writing a best-selling book and an engagement to the man she loves Being the embodiment of your teachings Alyson’s relationship with sharing her work on social media The day that years of Alyson’s work were wiped out Planetary consciousness shift and multidimensional travel  Alyson's experience with telepathic communication Working with whale animal medicine The courage to face your shadow The most important piece about being a spiritual teacher What parts of her social media presence does Alyson outsource? Alyson’s experience with TikTok content creation What happens when you take two months off Instagram Alyson’s experience with what it takes to launch a podcast What being Funded by Source means to Alyson  How taking a sacred pause from work can be the most powerful thing you can do for your business Learning to trust your feminine side Being a seer and allowing it to express into the world  The power of kindness   Related episodes: 15: Alyson Charles – Pro Athlete And Media Star To Shaman, Social Media And PR The Shamanic Way 93: Alyson Charles – The Realm where Spirit and Business Co-Exist (this is where Alyson shares how her and Luke Storey became more than just friends) Connect with Alyson Charles:  alysoncharles.com @iamalysoncharles Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
8/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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164: TikTok and IG Reels as a Pathway to Miracles with KSENIA and CARO AREVALO | Conscious Social Media Sessions

Should you be on TikTok? Is learning short form video content worth your time and energy? I’ve been getting this question a lot in Digital Attunement Sessions with clients.  In this episode, I share the possibilities that TikTok could open up for you, and you get to listen into a TikTok mentorship session with the talented artist Caro Arevalo (from episode 104). We cover: Creating possibility instead of following rigid marketing formulas  TikTok as a psychedelic trip  Coming up with a dream list of brands to work with Setting boundaries with consuming content on social media The pathway to start posting less and creating more IRL Cross posting on TikTok and Instagram Reels Cutting cords with a social media handle that is no longer aligned Caro shares a challenge to get comfortable in front of camera and on YouTube Mentioned:  fundedbysource.com/work-with-me Caro Arevalo @carocaroarevalo on TikTok Ksenia Avdulova Brief @athomewithksenia on TikTok Jules Hunt @omandthecity on TikTok Caro Arevalo on YouTube Ksenia on YouTube | Video Inspired by this conversation with Caro Jonna Jinton on YouTube Lost LeBlanc on YouTube   Related episodes:  104 Carolina Arevalo: Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World My TikTok Experiment: Week One 0-3K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Three 3-6K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Five 6K-40K Growth My TikTok Experiment: 0 to 350K Followers | 5D Video Storytelling Strategy for 2021 Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
8/20/202141 minutes, 36 seconds
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163: Cultivating Abundance: Spaciousness, Peace and Play

Since my last solo update in episode 160, things have been shifting a lot!  Reporting on my learnings from being mentored by Michelle Sinnette, trusting social media as a doorway, 5D Mastermind closing ceremony, leaning back into receiving, and being the vessel I’m meant to be when creating content and beyond. We’ll cover:  Trusting your path without having to understand it Seeing the human experience as a playful invitation to bring ingredients from the Divine pantry into the Earthly realm Releasing the myth of unworthiness and softening into receiving Practicing energy hygiene when holding space for clients and students (Group programs, masterminds and one-on-ones) The alchemy of the process of creation over outcome What the work I do is really about How surface social media strategy is meaningless without inner work Trusting the unique message you’re meant to bring into the world  The power of attention, intention and invitation Mentioned:  Work with me: Digital Attunement Sessions Aligned Social Media Challenge: A 5-Day Reset Related episodes: 162: BJ Miller – Surrendering to The Flow Of Life 160: Overwhelm, Trusting the Process Of Being Funded by Source and Affiliate Business Energy Shift  156: New Podcast Name: Funded by Source 155: Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense ​​ 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
8/6/202123 minutes, 18 seconds
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162: BJ MILLER – Surrendering To The Flow Of Life, The Power Of Being Love and Receiving Love

Dr. BJ Miller is a longtime hospice and palliative medicine physician and educator. If you haven’t seen his powerful TED Talk titled “Not Whether But How” (aka “What Matters Most at the End of Life”), please watch it prior to listening to this episode.  We go into territory BJ hasn’t typically talked about on podcasts. “If we love such moments ferociously, then maybe we can learn to live well — not in spite of death, but because of it. Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination.” - BJ Miller We discuss: Discovering awe and mystery of life through nature Surrendering to the flow of life Finding wisdom in daily life that’s right in front of us Where can we source the courage to remember our unique medicine? What happens after a popular TED talk Finding peace with being a work in progress Inhabiting a made-up social world Why BJ Miller isn’t on Instagram or TikTok Is conscious social media possible?  Social media as a way to be more ourselves Psychedelics as life-affirming vehicles  Exploring meaning through existential crisis that can come up within the context of palliative care Making space for both meaning and meaninglessness The importance of palliative care Expanding our perception of what’s normal  The power of being love and receiving love  Mentioned:  125: Jasmin Jenkins: Lessons From Ayahuasca Plant Medicine and Alchemizing Grief Into Presence Zen Hospice Project Connect with BJ’s work:  mettlehealth.com nytimes.com/2020/12/18/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-death.html BJ Twitter: @BJMillerMD Mettle Twitter: @Mettle_Health BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger’s Book – A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
7/22/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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161: Business As Its Own Energetic Being, Plant Consciousness and Energy Intelligence – Rasa Founder LOPA VAN DER MERSCH

Lopa van der Mersch is many things: Serial entrepreneur. Mother of two. Sustainability advocate. TEDx speaker. Recovering cult member. Three years ago, she added a new chapter: Founder and CEO of Rasa, the adaptogenic coffee alternatives revolutionizing people’s relationship to energy.  Lopa is one of my biggest inspirations in the world of conscious entrepreneurship, and a return guest on Funded by Source. If you’re called to try Rasa, use code KSENIA for 15% off. We discuss:  How Indian martial art Kalaripayattu, also known as Kalari, changed Lopa’s life  The power of anchor habits What’s been going on at Rasa since our first conversation on the podcast How to practice presence  Remembering to remember Growing a self-funded business from a garage to 20 employees Moving towards a 9-figure culture-changing consumer package goods business  Switching to a new paradigm of business: community-owned business  Interacting with a business as its own energetic being Energy intelligence powered by adaptogens  A peek into product development at Rasa  Which Rasa can help you access your creative energy  Being a conduit for people to be impacted by plant consciousness  Transparency as an energy cultivating practice  Lessons from 2 months off social media  Social media energy hygiene practices  Mentioned:  Rasa - use code KSENIA for 15% off @nikhilvaragiri Listen next:  46: Lopa van der Mersch – Business As A Tool For Spiritual Growth 145: Michelle Sinnette – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 70: Co-Founder Of Addictive Wellness Sage Dammers – Adaptogens, Raw Cacao and Conscious Business Episode sponsor: This episode is brought to you by one of my absolute go-to marketing tools, Tailwind. Pinterest scheduling with Tailwind helps you grow your business with more traffic, so you can spend time doing what you love. You can create your pins right from your Tailwind dashboard – Tailwind Create is a brand new tool from Tailwind that allows you to create beautiful Pins faster than ever before. I personally love and use it, and couldn’t recommend it enough! If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/fundedbysource to get $30 off of a paid plan! About Lopa van der Mersch:  Lopa van der Mersch is many things: Serial entrepreneur. Mother of two. Sustainability advocate. TEDx speaker. Recovering cult member. Three years ago, she added a new chapter: Founder and CEO of Rasa, the adaptogenic coffee alternatives revolutionizing people’s relationship to energy.  2015 was what Lopa now calls “her own personal 2020” — she left a cult, had emergency surgery while pregnant, lost a family member, and had a traumatic birth. Beaten down and exhausted, she needed a source of energy that could sustain her without burnout, crashes, or jitters. What she needed didn’t exist, so she worked with a clinical herbalist and Rasa was born: adaptogen-rich blends that nourish & energize while providing enough rich, roasty flavor to convert even the most devoted coffee fanatic.  What started with a mom elbow-deep in herbs in her kitchen is now a movement, with triple-digit YoY growth and over 100K customers worldwide. Connect with Lopa:  @lopalovesyou Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @athomewithksenia YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
7/16/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
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160: Overwhelm, Trusting the Process Of Being Funded by Source and Affiliate Business Energy Shift – KSENIA

In this solo episode, I share what’s been happening behind the scenes since the podcast name change – it’s been quite an energetic uplevel, bringing up lots of old stories ready to be released. I share about current projects I’m working on, lessons I’m learning from being mentored by Michelle Sinnette, making sure my invitations are “clean” before I put them out into the world, and trusting the unknown.  Related episodes: 101 Aaron Rose: Intentional Frequency Exchange Online 118 Sophie Chiche: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time 145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 157 Monica Carota: Intuitive Mentorship, Meeting Your Guides and Converting Dollars To Blessings Episodes that mention plant medicine Mentioned:  Skillshare Breakfastcriminals.com Heart Bowl  Charles Eisenstein on Psychedelic Leadership podcast Charles Eisenstein on Aubrey Marcus Podcast Books:  Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" Charles Eisenstein – Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Sacred Activism) Episode sponsor: This episode is brought to you by one of my absolute go-to marketing tools, Tailwind. Pinterest scheduling with Tailwind helps you grow your business with more traffic, so you can spend time doing what you love. You can create your pins right from your Tailwind dashboard – Tailwind Create is a brand new tool from Tailwind that allows you to create beautiful Pins faster than ever before. I personally love and use it, and couldn’t recommend it enough! If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/fundedbysource to get $30 off of a paid plan! Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
7/9/202130 minutes, 29 seconds
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159: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Social Media and Online Business – “Spirit of Technology” JESSICA SCHEER

Jessica Scheer is an Earth Guardian, traveler and a business strategist supporting indigenous communities and life economy businesses. In this beautiful conversation, we discuss:  Building an online business with Manari, leader of the Sápara Nation in the Ecuadorian Amazon How the prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor influenced the work Jessica does today Trusting the unknown when you’re not sure about the next steps in your business  Social media as a way to communicate wisdom How Manari knew now is the time to start sharing his wisdom on Instagram How working with Manari has inspired Jess to own her gift Seeing a business as a spirit that we get to bring into this world  Technology as a catalyst for positive change Listening to the wisdom of the Earth and Spirit through the dream world Jessica’s experience staying with the Sápara Nation in Ecuador What is life economy business?  Why no strategy is Manari’s social media strategy Infusing blessings into your content Jessica’s lessons from launching an online course with Manari What do recurring dreams mean?  How do you interpret dreams?  How cutting off social media impacted Jessica’s dreams How your life becomes more interesting when you develop a relationship with your dreams Rituals for remembering your dreams learned from Manari The role that eco-tourism plays in the Sápara Nation community  Jessica’s experience working with plant medicine spirits  Who the Dream World program is for  How participating in Manari’s online offerings directly impacts his community Mentioned:  Dream World Program - use code KSENIA10 for 10% off John Perkins – Life economy business Episode sponsor: This episode is brought to you by one of my absolute go-to marketing tools, Tailwind. Pinterest scheduling with Tailwind helps you grow your business with more traffic, so you can spend time doing what you love. You can create your pins right from your Tailwind dashboard – Tailwind Create is a brand new tool from Tailwind that allows you to create beautiful Pins faster than ever before. I personally love and use it, and couldn’t recommend it enough!If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/fundedbysource to get $30 off of a paid plan! Related episodes: 14 Florencia Fridman: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose 98 Mark Elmy: Mayan Astrology as a Key To Decoding The Matrix 104 Carolina Arevalo: Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World 110 Aaron Rose: Intentional Frequency Exchange Online & Shadow Work On Instagram Connect with Jessica Scheer:  @sayyeswithjess  http://www.sayyeswithjess.com Connect with Manari:  @manariushigua https://www.manariushigua.com Naku (to visit The community)  @naku.com.ec https://www.naku.com.ec Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @athomewithksenia YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
7/1/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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158: MOSE – Co-creating with The Spirit of Plants, Cacao Dance and Being A Channel for Healing Through Music

Mose’s music is on all of my cacao ceremony playlists. It is thanks to him that I discovered Ayla Schafer, Danit, Suyana and other healers through song. His creations truly carry a vibration beyond words, and I’m grateful that we get to meet the heart behind the music that’s been a huge part of my life.  In this moving conversation, we cover:  Co-creating with the spirit of plants Founding weekly cacao dance (cacao ceremony with ecstatic dance) at Eagles Nest on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala Cacao as a grounding plant medicine  Where to buy ceremonial cacao  The role that cacao has played in Mose’s music and creative self-expression  How Mose found his home in Guatemala  Building bridges between cultures through ceremony The power of intention The difference between edit and remix How Mose’s edit of Danit’s Naturaleza led to the explosion of his audience How Mose chooses who to collaborate with and what ceremonial songs to edit What is medicine music? Being a channel for what wants to come through  Who is Mose the artist, really?  The story of creating Shante Ishta song with Suyana Being funded by Source by sharing his music on YouTube and Spotify  Why going on annual solo retreats is instrumental to his work The energetics behind a creative process  Resources:  Cacao dance on YouTube Ceremonial cacao mentioned by Mose  Ksenia’s favorite ceremonial cacao  Keith’s Cacao Danit – Naturaleza (Mose edit) Mose & Suyana – Shante Ishta Arrival movie @samgarrettmusic  Moon Course Ilumina retreat in Costa Rica with Mose and Sam Garrett Related episodes:  14 Florencia Fridman: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose 98 Mark Elmy: Mayan Astrology as a Key To Decoding The Matrix 127 Keith Wilson: Ceremonial Cacao for Creativity & Business 152 Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter Ayla Schafer: Music as a Spiritual Force Episode sponsor: This episode is brought to you by one of my absolute go-to marketing tools, Tailwind. Pinterest scheduling with Tailwind helps you grow your business with more traffic, so you can spend time doing what you love. You can create your pins right from your Tailwind dashboard – Tailwind Create is a brand new tool from Tailwind that allows you to create beautiful Pins faster than ever before. I personally love and use it, and couldn’t recommend it enough!If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/fundedbysource to get $30 off of a paid plan! About Mose: Mose is based in Guatemala on the beautiful volcanic crater lake of Atitlán where cacao ceremonies, kirtan, and ecstatic dance have had a major influence on his productions and DJ style. It is here that he founded weekly cacao dances where members of the community have the opportunity to journey deep into dance in a container of deep intention, free of alcohol. Having been nomadic since 2011, he has developed a sound all his own through interaction with cultures from around the globe. When he is not touring the world or playing these special events in Guatemala, he spends his time going into extended periods of retreat and silence, only to emerge with a deeper, truer and more refined sound. Beyond the multicultural rhythms and the steady hypnotic beat, Mose weaves ephemeral chanting of sacred songs and calls to love, kindness and compassion, often bringing in live musicians to create something beautiful and timeless. There is a universal element to his organic sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences, from the relaxed chill out space to the dance floor. Connect with Mose:  http://www.mosemusic.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/29osCpAsrEiHxE8t6khiJr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/mosemusica Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mosemusica/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mosemusica Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/mosemusica Bandcamp: http://mosemusica.bandcamp.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/mosemusica Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/mose/1370135742 Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/artist/24351147 Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/bc48522b285c/mose-newsletter Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
6/25/20211 hour, 31 seconds
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157: MONICA CAROTA – Intuitive Mentorship, Meeting Your Guides and Converting Dollars To Blessings

Monica is a Master intuitive, and experienced mentor, coach, and consultant who supports leaders and change-makers as they own and express their unique magic in the world. I met Monica through the Conscious Social Media Program, where she introduced me to the concept of being Funded by Source, as channeled by our teacher Michelle Sinnette. Get ready for your understanding of money, abundance and intuitive business to be disrupted with this episode!  We discuss: What it means to be Funded by Source Monica’s career pivot being an intuitive mentor Why Monica doesn’t follow other people’s blueprints on being a successful coach  What is intuitive mentorship? The role that a near death experience (NDE) played in Monica’s career shift Dolphin and whale medicine Meeting your spiritual guides Co-creating with the medicine of ceremonial cacao  Being grateful for having a body Leaving behind the “shoulds” and creating your own paradigm of business Being divine and human at once Being a 5D Laundering Machine Understanding 3D and 5D New paradigm heart-led economy Upgrading the consciousness of money How to tune into your intuitive knowing one step at a time Letting the Source take over How one conversation with Monica opened up a whole new realm of possible revenue for me  Why manifesting money is not it Being at home in yourself  About Monica Carota:  Monica is a Master intuitive, and experienced mentor, coach, and consultant who supports leaders and change-makers as they own and express their unique magic in the world. After a near-death experience 5 years ago, Monica’s intuition went from a quietly flickering candle to a bright, inextinguishable floodlight. As a result, she shifted her focus away from a successful corporate career, and started aligning all aspects of her business and life to her soul’s highest calling. She now works as an Intuitive Mentor, supporting leaders in a heart-led way – helping them awaken their intuitive gifts, and create a ripple effect of positive change in their wake. Combining her business acumen, deep understanding of the human mind, and precise use of intuition and channeling, she helps you remember that you are magic, and invites you to be a beacon of change from the pure gold of your heart’s knowing and your soul’s Truth. You can learn more about Monica and her approach at monicacarota.com or follow her on Instagram @monica.carota. Resources:   145 Michelle Sinnette: New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder 101 Erin Eber: Frequency Healing and Cacao Ceremony Lindsay Mack Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com.
6/18/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Funded by Source is here to remind you what you already know deep within as well as awaken you to a new realm of possibility.  We explore the topics of entrepreneurship, creativity, ritual and expanded consciousness in the digital age. We are weaving a new story of abundance - one that’s beyond logic, spreadsheets and hashtags. I am your host Ksenia Avdulova and my intention is to activate ripples of courage for you to share your own voice and medicine with the world, trusting that when you follow the whispers, you’re fully funded by Source. In a world of outsourcing, we’ll explore the things that you can only in-Source, revealing the unique path that you came here to walk, creating your own definition of success. I’m here to hold space of curiosity, play, courageous communication and unwavering trust as we dive between the physical, the digital and the unseen realms.  Synchronicity brought you here because you're ready, and deep inside your soul knows why. I invite you to listen to the whispers. Releasing enoughness, receiving aliveness. With every breath, every thought and every word, creating a new world. A world where you feel free to share your unique medicine. A world where we tell a new story of creating, connecting and giving. A world where you are fully FUNDED BY SOURCE. Thank you Monica Carota for courageously introducing me to the concept of being Funded by Source, and Michelle Sinnette for being my guide in applying it to my own life.  Find all the episodes, show notes and current offerings on fundedbysource.com.  Connect with Ksenia:  Fundedbysource.com Courses and programs Instagram: @fundedbysource YouTube channel TikTok: @athomewithksenia
6/14/20212 minutes, 10 seconds
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156: NEW PODCAST NAME – Funded by Source

Beyond the new podcast name, Funded by Source is a whole new possibility and an energetic container I’m excited to play with. While Woke & Wired felt like something I created, Funded by Source feels like its own being outside of the realm of what I can perceive with logic.   In this episode, I share what I’ve learned from airing 150+ episodes, and how my understanding of expanded consciousness and entrepreneurship has been expanded ;)  I also share some of the biggest inspirations behind Funded by Source, including Monica Carota, who changed my life by courageously introducing me to the concept, our teacher Michelle Sinnette, who’s been my guide in applying it to my own life and business, and Boyd Varty. See all show notes, episodes and more on fundedbysource.com Connect with Ksenia:  Fundedbysource.com Courses and programs Instagram: @fundedbysource YouTube channel TikTok: @athomewithksenia
6/14/202110 minutes, 50 seconds
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155: Share What Moves You, Not What Makes Sense (A Big Announcement!) – KSENIA

In this solo episode, I share the story of sharing my voice. My intention is that it reminds you to listen to your own whispers – the inner knowing that’s already there, leading you where you’re meant to be. I also announce something big about the podcast!  Amplify Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel
6/10/20217 minutes, 17 seconds
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154: Trusting Your Unique Path, Energy Management and Scaling a Coaching Business – LAUREN BONGIORNO

Lauren Bongiorno, CEO of Lauren Bongiorno Coaching, is challenging the current healthcare system and the world of diabetes management through her company's innovative health coaching programs, educational resources, and her book, The Diabetic Health Journal.  See all show notes here. We discuss:  Lauren’s Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) story  What led Lauren beyond labs and into coaching and personal development How yoga shifted her path Lauren’s pivot from being a yoga influencer to starting a health coaching business Being yourself over copying someone else on social media  Feeling at home in social media in your business  Trusting divine timing Behind the scenes structure of Lauren’s Diabetic Health Coaching business How Lauren and I met thanks to mindbodygreen Being on a mission to disrupt healthcare systems that don’t work Holding the vision for who you need to be How to choose a coach  How to let go of limiting beliefs by questioning your mind Morning practices to help manage your energy Lauren’s first hire and top lessons from building a team   Lauren’t take on product suite and the core product in her Diabetic Health Coaching business Lessons from building funnels that convert Why Lauren and her fiance moved from New York City to nature The importance of making space in your life for what’s next (before you know what it is)  Mentioned:  55 Amy Jo Martin: Your Value Is Not In Your Social Media Numbers 114 Nikki Brafman: Human Design and Social Media Human Design x Conscious Social Media Method Workshop Peter Attia’s interview with MAPS founder Rick Doblin Episode sponsor:  This episode is brought to you by one of my go-to marketing tools, Tailwind. Pinterest scheduling with Tailwind helps you grow your business with more traffic, so you can spend time doing what you love. You can create your pins right from your Tailwind dashboard – Tailwind Create is a brand new tool from Tailwind that allows you to create beautiful Pins faster than ever before. I personally love and use it, and couldn’t recommend it enough!If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of a paid plan! Connect with Lauren:  Laurenbongiorno.com Instagram: @lauren_bongiorno Amplify Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel  
6/3/202159 minutes, 13 seconds
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153: MAREN ALTMAN – Follow Your Internal Compass As You Build Abundance On Social Media and In Crypto

Maren Altman (@marenaltman) is a professional astrologer and entrepreneur. Building up her brand to over 1 million TikTok followers and hundreds of thousands across other social media while focusing on political and financial astrology, she has plans to continue founding businesses, such as her StelliumX software-as-a-service marketing suite, to revolutionize the professional world for alternative industries. We discuss:  Merging the esoteric and the practical  What led to Maren's growth on YouTube  Consistency of showing up on social media  Lessons from growing to 1 million followers on TikTok Forming thick skin in the social media world  Financial independence and decentralized finance, or DeFi Astrology as a study of reality  Finding peace with feeling “enough”  The entrepreneurial side of social media  What led Maren to Bitcoin and Alt coins Bitcoin and astrology  Assets vs liabilities  Maren’s take on personal branding and visual storytelling How does Maren monetize her social media presence?  Maren’s self-love and rituals  Connect with Maren: marenaltman.com @marenaltman on Instagram @marenaltman on TikTok Maren Altman YouTube channel Mentioned:  The Heart Bowl  Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Sunny Lenarduzzi YouTube channel YouTube for Bosses  The Modern Investor on YouTube  Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify  
5/28/202151 minutes, 6 seconds
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152: Make Space to Follow the Signs | Music as a Spiritual Force with Ceremonial Singer-Songwriter AYLA SCHAFER

Singer-songwriter Ayla Schafer is my cacao ceremony playslist go-to. Her voice and the frequencies she shares takes me on a deep healing journey every time, and I’m honored to share her story and voice with you. See all show notes on fundedbysource.com The video version of this episode is available on "At Home with Ksenia" YouTube channel.  In this episode, we cover: Ayla’s story of discovering and sharing her voice Music as a safe space and as a spiritual force Song as an ancient way of communicating with nature The role that plant medicine has played on Ayla’s path  How she ended up traveling across South America with wild horses Integrating indigenous wisdom and modern living  Tending to the external fire that feeds your internal fire Being a vessel for medicine  Some of the teachers and lineages that Ayla learns from  The power of a prayer and what a prayer really means in a non-dogmatic way How inner work led to her music receiving millions of views on YouTube and streams on Spotify  Ayla’s experience with vision quests  Womb healing and what it has to do with healing your voice and self-expression  The story of Vuela Con El Viento  The story of the Grandmother (I Am The Earth) song  Balancing the medicine world with the digital world and social media  Making the space to follow the signs  Listening to Spirit  Connect with Ayla:  Aylaschafer.co.uk @aylaschafer Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Amplify Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel
5/20/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 59 seconds
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151: Social Media Energy Download – The One Thing That Makes All The Difference [Spirit of Content]

In this solo episode, I share:  What’s been happening behind the scenes as I’ve pulled back from Instagram The projects I’m betting on within my business  Being called to YouTube A quick glimpse into monetizing TikTok and Podcast A social media energy download that changes everything In the energy download, I touch on the one thing that makes all the difference when it comes to showing up online. Understanding it has created so much spaciousness, ease and playfulness in how I approach social media. May it serve you on your courageous path of sharing your medicine with the world.  Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel     Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.  
5/14/202115 minutes, 25 seconds
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150: Pioneering Conscious Entrepreneurship – SKY MELTZER of WellSet, Manduka, YogaWorks

Sky Meltzer  is a mission driven leader and entrepreneur with over 20 years of global consumer, investment, and management experience. Truly a pioneer in conscious entrepreneurship, he is the founder and executive chairman of WellSet and formerly the CEO of Manduka, where he grew revenue by over 40 times.  I met Sky when we both spoke at Lead with Love Summit in Aspen, CO where the seeds for this conversation were planted. It’s a delight to share this interview with you! See all show notes and more episodes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  How to choose business opportunities  Running a purpose driven business  Rethinking marketing for healers and co-founding Wellset Sky’s personal experience with alternative medicine The power of acupuncture  Sky shares the pillars behind Manduka’s wild success  Healing the planet by building a community of healers Knowing your value as a healer and building a business around it Social media as an amplifier  The consciousness of business Pioneering conscious leadership  Intuition as a compass  Spontaneity and the art of creating Growing your capacity for calling in opportunities  Sky’s “social media diet”  Top lessons in Sky’s career so far  Trusting your intuition as an entrepreneur Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and programs Instagram: @wokeandwired @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia
5/7/202146 minutes, 35 seconds
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149: Gamifying Life and Business, 5D and Multidimensional Travel – ALINE HANLE

What is 5D consciousness? Aline Hanle explains it beautifully:  In 5D, everything exists all at once, anything is possible, and the level of perception is higher. Aline Hanle is a soul strategist, a spiritual guide and a mindfulness teacher. She has spent 25 years of her life deciphering the language of her soul. Her current work is focused on facilitating individual conscious evolution from a 3D reality-simulation (Material world of fear) towards a 5D reality-oneness (Dimensional Harmonic Experience). Dedicated to provide the best in Conscious Lifestyle strategies, Aline's motto is: "we’re always at the right place, right time, doing the right thing and being the right one". Aline is the creator of the board game Cosmic Compass, a soul-strategy game that offers you a direct way to answer your life’s questions and find clarity about specific situations. You can play it alone as part of your morning or evening ritual, or with up to 12 people - including kids. I’ve been loving it!  Get Cosmic Compass with 50% off when you use code WOKEANDWIRED. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  What exactly is 3D, 4D and 5D and how does it apply to you? The difference between Soul and Spirit   Relying on your senses instead of logic Business as a way to channel and reveal the uniqueness of who you are Why everything changes when you approach business with playfulness  How to approach social media from a 5D perspective  Is multidimensional travel real? The dark side as a potential of the light  Gamifying life  Trusting your choices How to create a business from a place of trust  Tuning into what supports the frequency of your business  Being a Sirius Starseed Aline’s manifestation process The possibility of building a successful business without social media Connect with Aline:  Alinehanle.com @alinehanle on Instagram Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and programs Instagram: @wokeandwired @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia  
4/30/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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148: Access Your Body’s Wisdom by Softening Into Uncertainty – @stretchwithlex aka ALEXIS MOORE on Building A Brand from Scratch on Instagram

Alexis Moore (@stretchwithlex) teaches deep stretching with an emphasis on creating not only a more flexible body, but a more flexible mind that allows you to move through life with less resistance. Alexis reached out to me on Instagram and shared that she was deeply moved by the episode with Boyd Varty. When I heard that Alexis had built a community of 7,000 Instagram followers in a matter of months with no previous social media experience and landed a partnership with Revolve – all from a place of intuition and gratitude – I knew I had to share her story with you! See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Following what feels alive  Pivoting from nursing to fitness Accessing your body’s wisdom  Showing up without attachment to the outcome  Learning to be ok with not knowing your next step Building a community with 7k followers with no social media experience Merging strategy with intuition  What Alexis learned from leading classes on IG Live Revenue streams as a fitness and stretch instructor The course that helped Alexis write sales page and create her sales funnel: Live Launch Academy Overcoming the fear of selling  Using your body to create a more conscious mind  Building online presence from a place of gratitude  Overcoming self-doubt with curiosity  How she got a partnership with Revolve How working with a coach changed everything Connect with Alexis Moore: Stretchwithlex.com @stretchwithlex Free Monday-to-Sunday Stretch Plan Releasing Resistance 4-Week Flexibility Guide Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  Instagram: @wokeandwired @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs  
4/23/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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148: Access Your Body’s Wisdom by Softening Into Uncertainty – @stretchwithlex aka ALEXIS MOORE on Building A Brand from Scratch on Instagram

Alexis Moore (@stretchwithlex) teaches deep stretching with an emphasis on creating not only a more flexible body, but a more flexible mind that allows you to move through life with less resistance. Alexis reached out to me on Instagram and shared that she was deeply moved by the episode with Boyd Varty. When I heard that Alexis had built a community of 7,000 Instagram followers in a matter of months with no previous social media experience and landed a partnership with Revolve – all from a place of intuition and gratitude – I knew I had to share her story with you! See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Following what feels alive  Pivoting from nursing to fitness Accessing your body’s wisdom  Showing up without attachment to the outcome  Learning to be ok with not knowing your next step Building a community with 7k followers with no social media experience Merging strategy with intuition  What Alexis learned from leading classes on IG Live Revenue streams as a fitness and stretch instructor The course that helped Alexis write sales page and create her sales funnel: Live Launch Academy Overcoming the fear of selling  Using your body to create a more conscious mind  Building online presence from a place of gratitude  Overcoming self-doubt with curiosity  How she got a partnership with Revolve How working with a coach changed everything Connect with Alexis Moore: Stretchwithlex.com @stretchwithlex Free Monday-to-Sunday Stretch Plan Releasing Resistance 4-Week Flexibility Guide Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  Instagram: @wokeandwired @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs  
4/23/20210
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147: Access The Magic Within – Dr. POOJA AMY SHAH

Dr. Pooja Amy Shah is pioneering the future of medicine by merging Eastern medical traditions, mind-body medicine and Western allopathic care.  Years ago, we met in Brooklyn over a cup of ceremonial cacao. I offered Dr. Shah social media guidance and she offered me a magical acupuncture experience. I’m excited to share her kindness and wisdom with you! See all show notes on fundedbysource.com We discuss:  The power of rituals Accessing the magic within  Mind-body medicine Growing up with Indian rituals and integrating them today  Meditation as an antidote to anxiety  Metta meditation  Plant medicine  The new paradigm of medicine  Social media About Dr. Pooja Amy Shah: Dr. Pooja Amy Shah is a licensed and dual board certified physician (M.D.) in Integrative Medicine and Family Medicine. She followed medical school and residency with additional education in integrative medicine including: medical acupuncture at Harvard Medical School, contemplative psychotherapy at Nalanda Institute, mind-body medicine at Harvard University’s Benson-Henry Institute, yoga teacher certification at Kula Yoga Project NYC, integrative medicine studies through the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, among others. Dr. Shah has a private integrative medicine practice near Madison Square Park focused on the holistic healing of the body and mind using a skillful blend of Eastern medical traditions and standard Western allopathic care. She also works as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University / New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 2011 where she serves as Director of Integrative Medicine and teaches residents and medical students. She offers a number of courses and workshops, most often on the subject of incorporating mind-body medicine into your daily life for whole health and wellness. Connect with Dr. Pooja Amy Shah:  drpoojaamyshah.com Courses + Workshops: https://www.drpoojaamyshah.com/learn   Amplify Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel
4/16/202149 minutes, 14 seconds
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146: Conscious Social Media – A 7-Step Guided Journey Into What Really Matters

When it comes to social media, it’s an abundant world of strategies, tips and tools out there. Some questions I get the most are: Should I do more Instagram Reels? How much energy should I give to TikTok? How often should I post on Instagram? What platform is the best for my offerings?  How do I make sure my followers turn into customers? There are a million strategies that could get you there, but only ONE that actually matters, makes a difference, and offers you a grounded peace of mind along the way. The energetic realm of your relationship with social media is what actually defines how you show and and allow yourself to be seen. Sometimes we can put it into words and work with it (like we do in the Conscious Social Media Program), and sometimes its power is wordless.  What’s the access to this portal of a relationship with social media that’s full of miracles? The answer is in becoming present to the energy behind how you show up and the consciousness that you transfer via wifi. It’s also about your “why” and your willingness to be a conduit for what’s meant to come through. This guided spoken word journey will create space for miracles in how you connect to your medicine and express it in the world through the digital realm.  The possibilities are infinite. The only requirement is to receive it with an open heart. Are you ready? See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Mentioned:  Conscious Social Media Program: limited time promo Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  Instagram: @wokeandwired @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs
4/9/202112 minutes, 24 seconds
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145: Being An Invitation for Source – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder MICHELLE SINNETTE

This episode is a potent energy transmission that changes everything. Listen with an open heart, and with a cup of ceremonial cacao in hand, if you’re called. My guest Michelle Sinnette is the founder of Legacy Cacao, founder of Soul Legacy Consulting, master intuitive, neuropsychology specialist, wife, momma, earth-lover, plant protector and indigenous ally.   We discuss: Merging soul and science Bridging work and play How can you live from a place of surrender?  Choosing alignment moment by moment A new vision for business and products Breaking up with making money  Being a steward for the new business paradigm  Being fully funded by source How to let go of wanting your clients/students to “get it”  Releasing the “get” mentality  Connecting to your psychic abilities  Being a vessel for what’s meant to come through you  The importance of Divine timing  Knowing your worth  Sharing on social media from a place of intuitive knowing what you’re meant to do  Ceremonial cacao as a plant medicine  Connect with Michelle Sinnette:  Instagram: @sinnettemichelle www.LegacyCacao.com Connect with Ksenia: kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
4/2/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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145: Being An Invitation for Source – New Paradigm of Business with Legacy Cacao Founder MICHELLE SINNETTE

This episode is a potent energy transmission that changes everything. Listen with an open heart, and with a cup of ceremonial cacao in hand, if you’re called. My guest Michelle Sinnette is the founder of Legacy Cacao, founder of Soul Legacy Consulting, master intuitive, neuropsychology specialist, wife, momma, earth-lover, plant protector and indigenous ally.  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com  We discuss: Merging soul and science Bridging work and play How can you live from a place of surrender?  Choosing alignment moment by moment A new vision for business and products Breaking up with making money  Being a steward for the new business paradigm  Being fully funded by source How to let go of wanting your clients/students to “get it”  Releasing the “get” mentality  Connecting to your psychic abilities  Being a vessel for what’s meant to come through you  The importance of Divine timing  Knowing your worth  Sharing on social media from a place of intuitive knowing what you’re meant to do  Ceremonial cacao as a plant medicine    Connect with Michelle Sinnette:  Instagram: @sinnettemichelle www.LegacyCacao.com   Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  Instagram: @wokeandwired @ksenia.brief @athomewithksenia TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs
4/2/20210
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144: 5 Lessons from My Top Revenue Streams | Last Chance To Join the 5D Mastermind

In this solo episode, I paint my vision of a new paradigm business that exists in the physical, digital and the unseen realms – a vision that I am holding for everyone comes across my work. We will be bringing your version of this vision into reality within the 5D Mastermind (www.5dmastermind.com), an intimate 4-month mentorship container with me and my personal network. We will merge mystical with smart strategy, as you take action on what matters to you. You can apply to join through 11.59pm PT on March 19, 2021. The opening circle is on March 20. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com When it comes to diversifying streams of income, I’ve experimented quite a bit and am excited to share what I’ve learned with you. No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, may these takeaways serve your Highest good. Listen to the episode to find out my top 5 business lessons from my top revenue streams:  Online courses and workshops Content creation Brand sponsorships Affiliates marketing and affiliate SEO Physical products – the heart bowl  I also share the role that Human Design, Akashic Records, conscious sales and cacao ritual have played in my business.  Related Woke & Wired episodes: 3 New Paradigm Marketing Principles That Change Everything 91: Lynan Saperstein: 5D Consciousness Shift Is Here – It’s Time To Play Full Out 137: 17 Lessons From Building A Profitable Brand On Social Media 138: 7 Ways Masterminds Helped Grow My Business Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  IG: Lifestyle @athomewithksenia Business @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs
3/18/202126 minutes, 22 seconds
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143: HILARY PEARLSON – Trust The Challenges & Allow The Divine To Lead The Way on Social Media and Beyond

Hilary Pearlson is an Akashic Records Reader, Healing Guide, and Founder of The Dreamerie, a supportive space offering readings, courses, and immersion programs to guide you in aligning with your path and purpose through the Akashic Records. For over ten years, she has drawn on her own courageous health journey to fulfill her mission of helping you heal, shift, and transform into your truest self. Hilary is a dear friend and my secret weapon when it comes to business strategy, launching, and connecting with my guides through the Akashic Records.  See all show notes on fundedbysource.com This conversation is split into two episodes. Listen to part one of this conversation in episode 142. In part two of this conversation, we discuss:  Setting up a money altar  Getting present to my relationship with the spirit of money  How I made my first money from going live on TikTok  The space between strategy and Divine surrender  Taking a sacred pause to celebrate  Hilary’s move from NYC to Florida and Ksenia’s move from NYC to the Catskills  Letting go of drawing your worth from your physical appearance  Hilary’s courage to let herself be seen while recovering from a facial paralysis  Being in the depths of your healing journey and showing up anyway  The best questions to ask the Akashic Records before a launch  Separating your energetic body from the energy of your business  Intuitive productivity tools  Amplify Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel
3/9/202151 minutes, 7 seconds
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142: The Akashic Records with HILARY PEARLSON – Co-Creating Healing and Business with Your Spiritual Team

Hilary Pearlson is an Akashic Records Reader, Healing Guide, and Founder of The Dreamerie, a supportive space offering readings, courses, and immersion programs to guide you in aligning with your path and purpose through the Akashic Records. For over ten years, she has drawn on her own courageous health journey to fulfill her mission of helping you heal, shift, and transform into your truest self. Hilary is a dear friend and my secret weapon when it comes to business strategy, launching, and connecting with my guides through the Akashic Records.  See all show notes on fundedbysource.com This conversation is split into two episodes. In part one of this conversation, we discuss:  What led Hilary to leave Chanel and Teen Vogue for the world of wellness A health condition that led to Hilary’s true path to unfold Blogging as a way to create your dream community  Taking on your partner’s vision instead of your own  Healing from Ramsey Hunt, a version of the shingles  Hilary’s journey to becoming an Akashic Records reading Overcoming self-doubt trusting your inner knowing  How the Akashic Records work  Can anyone open and read the Akashic Records?  The importance of practicing energy hygiene around the Akashic Records  Connecting to the magic on the other side of imposter syndrome  Honoring your hermit mode and time off social media  Navigating anxiety and depression  Finding balance between being a private person and having an online personal brand Listen to part two of this conversation in episode 143. Amplify Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel
3/9/202154 minutes, 16 seconds
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141: Identity Shifts, Recalibration and Integrating Downloads – NATALIE MILES

Natalie Miles (@iamnataliemiles) is a Channeler for the Collective, Psychic Medium, Writer, Speaker and Host of the top spiritual podcast on iTunes, “So You Think You’re Intuitive?”. It’s her mission to make intuition accessible and be the “door opener” for others to connect to their intuition. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We discuss:  How to notice and act on signs Balancing intuitive downloads and strategy Integrating identify shifts after writing a book The energetics of rebranding How to not be boxed in when you go viral Trusting the intuitive downloads Discovering new facets of self-expression on social media    Mentioned:  Igloo video on @athomewithksenia TikTok  5Dmastermind.com 43: Natalie Miles – Trust Your Intuition  03: Ruby Warrington of The Numinous 125: Jasmin Jenkins – Lessons From Ayahuasca Plant Medicine and Alchemizing Grief Into Presence   Connect with Natalie Miles:  @iamnataliemiles Natalie-miles.com “You Are Intuitive” Book by Natalie Miles   You may also like:    Ksenia Avdulova on “So you think you’re intuitive” podcast with Natalie Miles 52: Ashley Wood: Stop Worrying About What People Think & Surrender To Your Calling 93: ALYSON CHARLES: The Realm where Spirit and Business Co-Exist Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  IG: Lifestyle @athomewithksenia Business @whereisksenia   TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs
2/26/202159 minutes, 27 seconds
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140: Pivoting, Intuition & Scaling An Online Coaching Business – HEATHER LYNN BARB

Heather Lynn Barb (@heatherlynnbee) is an entrepreneur, online business mentor, podcaster, and creator. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We cover:  Pivoting from fitness to coaching Overcoming imposter syndrome Trusting your inner knowing  Building your intuition Protecting your ideas The power of finding and receiving support The balance between masculine and feminine in business  How to design your first product Scaling your business  Sales on social media   Digital influencer vs digital entrepreneur  Heather’s non-dogmatic morning ritual Connect with Heather Lynn Barb: Heatherlynnbee.com @heatherlynnbee Hustle With Intention podcast Mentioned:  Ksenia's viral igloo series on TikTok 5dmastermind.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  IG: Lifestyle @athomewithksenia Business @whereisksenia   TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs
2/19/202153 minutes, 17 seconds
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139: Turning Intuitive Downloads Into Action In Business, Life and Social Media – AMY JO MARTIN Interviews KSENIA

In this conversation, my friend and mentor Amy Jo Martin (@amyjomartin) interviews me. This episode originally aired on the Why not Now podcast. We cover: How to turn intuitive downloads into action and results How we moved from New York City to a cabin in the forest Trusting the unknown Energetically preparing for receiving what you want My “brand essence” and how I’ve learned how to clearly communicate what I do  How to introduce yourself powerfully How to create a healthy relationship with social media Are you wired to be a storyteller? Social media as an opportunity to connect to your subconscious  How to decide what projects to focus on Mentioned:  5D Mastermind with Ksenia Renegade Accelerator with Amy Jo Conscious Social Media Program See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Related episodes:  55 Amy Jo Martin: Your Value Is Not In Your Social Media Numbers 129 Tiny Cabin and Life Update with My Love Eric Brief 74 Ksenia and Eric: We Are Going Nomadic! The Why, How and Where Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
2/12/202146 minutes, 24 seconds
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138: 7 Ways Masterminds Helped Grow My Business

If you’re ready to take a leap in your business, joining a mastermind is the way to go. In my experience, it’s the best way to get focused support, streamline your business and offerings, significantly expand your network, and generally uplevel. In this episode, I share my top 7 takeaways from joining masterminds and how that might apply to you. Are you called to take the leap? I’m so excited to announce that applications for the Spring/Summer 2021 5D Mastermind are now open. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
2/5/202124 minutes, 15 seconds
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137: 17 Lessons From Building A Profitable Brand On Social Media | Pivoting Breakfast Criminals

After 8 years of building Breakfast Criminals – an acclaimed, profitable brand that I organically built through storytelling on social media – it’s time for a pivot.  In this solo episode, we take a glimpse into how it started, what impacted the success of Breakfast Criminals, and the 17 lessons I learned about social media, people, digital business and the energetic principles of success.  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Mentioned:  129: Tiny Cabin and Life Update with My Love Eric Brief 96: David Harshada Wagner: Plug Into The Mystical Path In The Midst Of It All 01: How Meditation Led Me To Creating An Award-Nominated Social Media Business, Breakfast Criminals Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Connect with Ksenia:  IG: Lifestyle @athomewithksenia Business @whereisksenia   TikTok: @athomewithksenia Courses and programs
1/28/202138 minutes, 16 seconds
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136: Somatic Healing with CEDRIC BERTELLI – Coming Back To The Nature Within

Cedric Bertelli is the founder and director of the Emotional Health Institute. His work helps people resolve emotional difficulties such as phobias, nervousness, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, rage, jealousy, hypervigilance, anger, worry, rumination and inhibition.  My personal experience working with Cedric was profound, and I'm excited to share his wisdom with you! We discuss:  What led Cedric to leave his career as a chef and start the Emotional Health Institute Cognitive vs somatic therapy Why we shut down how we feel  The space that opens up when we release painful memories from our bodies Why psychedelics have in common with psychosomatics Accessing trans-generational memories  How your conscious and subconscious mind register trauma Responding to what’s happening now instead of the past How somatic healing and EmRes apply to entrepreneurship  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com What is Emotional Resolution®? At the base of EmRes® is a precise process which I call viscero-somatic quieting™. Viscero-somatic quieting connects you to the origin of a difficult emotion through your physical sensations and modulates the unwanted emotional response permanently. This simple yet rarely used physiologic capacity is innate to all human beings. The process is used to resolve conditions such as depression, fear, anxiety, PTSD, anger, and grief. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
1/15/202148 minutes, 55 seconds
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135: A Journaling Exercise To Reflect and Create A Vision The Next 12 Months

In this solo episode, I share the journaling prompts I personally use to reflect on the past 12 months and create a vision for the new year. I share my own reflections from the past year, and my vision for the new year. Last year Katie Hess, Jasmin Jenkins and I had an IRL journaling ritual with these in person and they became a powerful invisible anchor throughout the year. These journaling prompts are a combination of things I’ve collected over the years. Go through these beginning of a calendar year, or any time of the year! Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Related episodes: 81, 182 Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/8/202125 minutes, 7 seconds
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134: Lessons From Top 10 Most Downloaded Episodes in 2020

In this special roundup episode, I share the top takeaways from 10 most downloaded Woke & Wired episodes of 2020. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Mentioned: Guided 4-7-8 Breathing with Dr. Weil | Anxiety Relief Meditation 5D Storytelling Workshop 5D Storytelling Live 5-week Class – use code PLAY for 50% off Carolina Arevalo's YouTube video from the tiny cabin Seth Godin on Jenny Blake's Pivot Method Podcast (Seth Godin's new book "The Practice" is a game-changer) Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
12/31/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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My TikTok Experiment 04: Zero to 350K Followers | 5D Video Storytelling Strategy

In 2020, I grew my TikTok account from 0 to 350K followers and I’m excited to share with you what I’ve learned so far and how TikTok or Instagram Reels can help you grow your business in 2021. This episode is a continuation of “My TikTok Experiment Series”. Catch up on previous updates: My TikTok Experiment: Week One 0-3K Growth My TikTok Experiment 02 | Week Three 3-6K Growth My TikTok Experiment: Week Five 6K-40K Growth See all show notes on wokeandwired.com This episode covers: My journey of growing on TikTok The opportunities that have opened up as a result of growing my platform on TikTok  How discipline creates freedom  Why short form video (TikTok and IG Reels) will be the #1 The energetics of video content  Intentional frequency exchange online How to get started on TikTok or IG Reels Why cross posting on TikTok and IG Reels is the way to go How to save a video from TikTok or IG Reels How repurposing your TikToks on Pinterest could grow traffic to your website  My experience with monetizing TikTok through being part of TikTok creator fund Top lessons I’ve learned from growing on TikTok  Mentioned:  Social Media Energy Hygiene Workshop 5D Storytelling Workshop 5D Storytelling Live 5-week Class – use code PLAY for 50% off through 2020 The Heart Bowl end of year sale Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
12/24/202024 minutes, 26 seconds
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133: 5 Ways To Create Space For Clarity, Growth and Miracles (Bye, Overwhelm)

Clarity arises when we create the space for it.  In this episode, I share 5 powerful ways to create space for clarity in your business and beyond. When you create the space and focus on what’s important, your mind fills out the details. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Mentioned:  Workshop – 5D Storytelling Through Video: Grow Your Business in 2021 with IG Reels & TikTok 3 New Paradigm Marketing Principles That Change Everything 5D Mastermind Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
12/18/202024 minutes, 5 seconds
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132: Conscious Social Media Energy Download – 3 New Paradigm Principles That Change Everything with KSENIA

If you’ve been feeling uncertain, up in the air or overwhelmed when it comes to showing up on social media, you’re not alone. We’re going through a massive recalibration to match the consciousness shift that’s happening on the planet. In this solo episode, I share how that translates into the language of marketing, entrepreneurship and social media. The 3 new paradigm marketing principles we cover are: Embodying over proving Real scarcity and energetic boundaries over calculated scarcity   Digital avatar over ideal client avatar Want to know how to apply these? Join me for the upcoming workshop on Dec. 21, 2020 at 3pm ET – 5D Storytelling Through Video: Grow Your Business in 2021 with IG Reels & TikTok. A replay of the workshop will be sent to all ticket holders. The price will go up after Dec. 21. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
12/11/202024 minutes, 58 seconds
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131: SHANIKA HILLOCKS – The Future Of Intentional Influencer Marketing

Shanika Hillocks (@shanikahillocks) is a food & beverage multi-hyphenate redefining what it means to be a luminary in this space. By day, she leads influencer marketing strategy at the largest winery in the country. Her F&B, home lifestyle, and travel writing can be found on outlets including Domino, Condé Nast Traveler, Healthyish, and Wine Enthusiast. Most recently, Shanika has taken her love of storytelling to the podcast space as the Season 2 of host Pineapple Radio. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We discuss:  Reclaiming your mornings Developing rituals  Balancing a 9-5 with side projects  The silver lining of the pandemic The power of intention How Shanika got into influencer marketing as a publicist  The current state and the future of influencer marketing  How do brands choose influencers for paid campaigns? Being a voice for black and brown luminary voices in the digital space  URL vs IRL Freedom as a creator Bringing humanity into influencer marketing  Mentioned:  Shanika’s post on URL vs IRL All About Love: New Visions by Bell Hooks The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho  Connect with Shanika:  @shanikahillocks shanikahillocks.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Episode sponsor: Tailwind is a brilliant Pinterest scheduling tool (and more!) that helps you grow traffic to your website without spending all day on social media. Tailwind is offering a special deal to my listeners. If you haven’t tried Tailwind yet, go to tailwindapp.com/wokeandwired to get $30 off of your Plus Plan.
12/3/202051 minutes, 23 seconds
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130: Following The Track Of Your Life and Creative Process in The Digital Age – Lion Tracker BOYD VARTY

Boyd Varty (@boyd_varty) is a storyteller, life coach and a tracker born and raised in South African wilderness at Londolozi Game Reserve. His podcast series, 40 days and 40 nights, is the most impactful content I’ve experienced this year. In it, he explores the archetype of the mystic in nature, how consciousness changes outside of the structures of modern life, and what it means to be wild. We discuss:  Boyd's top lesson from living in a treehouse in the wild for 40 days  How to create space for a different system of intelligence to unfold Being a conduit for nature’s wisdom  Boyd’s content creation process Taking notes as a way to connect to the Divine Restoring the land Being a creator and an artist in the digital age The vital part of the famous Joseph Campbell quote that’s often left out The power of discipline Letting go of societal norms to step into your wild nature Going beyond the playbook of “success” Feeling alive and expansive as an indicator of moving closer to your purpose Boyd walks us through the 4-step process that’s been the most profound teacher in his life How to question and reframe your limiting beliefs Podcast as an opportunity to broadcast your frequency Boyd’s personal approach to boundaries with Instagram  Connect with Boyd Varty:  boydvarty.com @boyd_varty Mentioned: The Lion Tracker’s Guide To Life by Boyd Varty Cathedral of The Wild: An African Journey Home by Boyd Varty Boyd Varty’s TED Talk, “What I learned from Nelson Mandela”  “Form to leave form.” – Josh Waitzkin The Work of Byron Katie Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/28/20201 hour, 49 seconds
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129: Tiny Cabin and Life Update with My Love ERIC BRIEF

My life partner Eric Brief is back for a candid conversation about our tiny home life, renovations, and how moving to nature has changed our lives and digital businesses. We discuss:  Using digital businesses as a tool for a life of freedom in nature  Living a life of creativity and how it’s changed since we moved from city to nature  Redefining the concept of being “rich”  When social media feels like an interruption to your life  How we co-create our life together  The process of buying our tiny cabin  Eric's journey from his first full-time job to becoming entrepreneur (and the role that crystals played in it) Going nomadic and returning to renovate our tiny home How his business SEO exploded since he partnered with his co-founder Turning joyful experimentation on TikTok into revenue Our next building project!  The shabbat cabin  Our favorite things about moving from city to nature  Mentioned:  Cacao ceremony podcast episode with Florencia Fridman My basket obsession My TikTok experiment crystalcriminals.com Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify Previous episodes with Eric:  56: We Bought A Tiny Home! Our Adventure From NYC to Upstate New York 74: Ksenia and Eric – We Are Going Nomadic! The Why, How and Where 87: Eric Brief – All About Crystals
11/20/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 46 seconds
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128: Let Go Of Resistance & Co-Create with The Flow Of Life – KSENIA

In this episode, I share the biggest lesson I’ve learned on letting go of resistance. When you allow the space for resistance to be, it transforms into a profound sense of flow.  I share how I’ve experienced it in my life, business, and how it led to PORTALS: Saturday School collaboration with Michelle Pellizzon of @Holisticism. See all show notes and previous episodes on wokeandwired.com Mentioned:  Emotional Resolution with Cedric Bertelli PORTALS: Saturday School  Michelle Pellizzon on Woke & Wired  becurrent productivity workshop Conscious Social Media x Human Design workshop Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
11/13/202021 minutes, 22 seconds
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127: Ceremonial Cacao for Creativity & Business – “The Chocolate Shaman” KEITH WILSON

In this episode, we get back to one of the most popular topics on the podcast and cover all things ceremonial cacao with Keith Wilson of Keith’s Cacao. Use discount code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS when you order ceremonial cacao on keithscacao.com. We discuss:  What is ceremonial cacao?  What is a cacao ceremony?  Cacao as a food of the shift  How Keith sources cacao with guidance from the Cacao Spirit  Cacao as a driver for creativity and innovation  Why how you drink cacao is not as important as the cacao you drink  Caffeine in chocolate VS caffeine in ceremonial cacao  Plant medicines critical to the formation of civilization and why cacao might be one of them!  Anandamide (“bliss” molecule in cacao) Naturally occurring endocannabinoids in cacao Psychedelic medicines and cacao The unexpected result from combining cacao and DMT Why hand peeling cacao makes a big difference  How ceremonial grade cacao is made How cacao guided Keith Wilson to become an entrepreneur  Co-creating business with Spirit  Keith shares his intuitive message for me and the listeners! See all show notes and more episodes on kseniabrief.com Connect with Keith:  Keithscacao.com – use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS for 5% off ceremonialcacao.blogspot.com youtube.com/keithscacao Keith’s Cacao Recipe Mentioned by Ksenia:  At Home with Ksenia on YouTube The Cacao Portal  episode 14 – cacao and Maya cosmovision episode 101 – cacao and frequency healing Share your medicine with the world meditation on Insight Timer Mentioned by Keith:  Mayanutinstitute.org Alison Coe on YouTube  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
11/6/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 28 seconds
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127: Ceremonial Cacao for Creativity & Business – “The Chocolate Shaman” KEITH WILSON

In this episode, we get back to one of the most popular topics on Woke & Wired and cover all things ceremonial cacao with Keith Wilson of Keith’s Cacao. Use discount code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS when you order ceremonial cacao on keithscacao.com. We discuss:  What is ceremonial cacao?  What is a cacao ceremony?  Cacao as a food of the shift  How Keith sources cacao with guidance from the Cacao Spirit  Cacao as a driver for creativity and innovation  Why how you drink cacao is not as important as the cacao you drink  Caffeine in chocolate VS caffeine in ceremonial cacao  Plant medicines critical to the formation of civilization and why cacao might be one of them!  Anandamide (“bliss” molecule in cacao) Naturally occurring endocannabinoids in cacao Psychedelic medicines and cacao The unexpected result from combining cacao and DMT Why hand peeling cacao makes a big difference  How ceremonial grade cacao is made How cacao guided Keith Wilson to become an entrepreneur  Co-creating business with Spirit  Keith shares his intuitive message for me and the listeners! See all show notes and more episodes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Keith:  Keithscacao.com – use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS for 5% off ceremonialcacao.blogspot.com youtube.com/keithscacao Keith’s Cacao Recipe Mentioned by Ksenia:  At Home with Ksenia on YouTube The Cacao Portal  Woke & Wired episode 14 – cacao and Maya cosmovision Woke & Wired episode 101 – cacao and frequency healing Share your medicine with the world meditation on Insight Timer Mentioned by Keith:  Mayanutinstitute.org Alison Coe on YouTube  Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
11/6/20200
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127: Ceremonial Cacao for Creativity & Business – “The Chocolate Shaman” KEITH WILSON

In this episode, we get back to one of the most popular topics on Woke & Wired and cover all things ceremonial cacao with Keith Wilson of Keith’s Cacao. Use discount code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS when you order ceremonial cacao on keithscacao.com. We discuss:  What is ceremonial cacao?  What is a cacao ceremony?  Cacao as a food of the shift  How Keith sources cacao with guidance from the Cacao Spirit  Cacao as a driver for creativity and innovation  Why how you drink cacao is not as important as the cacao you drink  Caffeine in chocolate VS caffeine in ceremonial cacao  Plant medicines critical to the formation of civilization and why cacao might be one of them!  Anandamide (“bliss” molecule in cacao) Naturally occurring endocannabinoids in cacao Psychedelic medicines and cacao The unexpected result from combining cacao and DMT Why hand peeling cacao makes a big difference  How ceremonial grade cacao is made How cacao guided Keith Wilson to become an entrepreneur  Co-creating business with Spirit  Keith shares his intuitive message for me and the listeners! See all show notes and more episodes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Keith:  Keithscacao.com – use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS for 5% off ceremonialcacao.blogspot.com youtube.com/keithscacao Keith’s Cacao Recipe Mentioned by Ksenia:  At Home with Ksenia on YouTube The Cacao Portal  Woke & Wired episode 14 – cacao and Maya cosmovision Woke & Wired episode 101 – cacao and frequency healing Share your medicine with the world meditation on Insight Timer Mentioned by Keith:  Mayanutinstitute.org Alison Coe on YouTube  Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
11/6/20200
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126: Running An Intuitive Business – MICHELLE PELLIZZON of Holisticism and KSENIA AVDULOVA [special episode]

In this episode, founder of Holisticism (@holsticism) Michelle Pellizzon (@betterbymichelle) and I (@whereisksenia) sit down to give you a glimpse into behind the scenes of our businesses as we experiment and navigate the waters of entrepreneurship and spirituality. We also announce our new collaborative workshop, PORTALS: Saturday School on November 14, 2020. Ready to consistently create inspired content, get unstuck from 2020 overwhelm and prep for a powerfully intuitive and aligned 2021? Join us for this half-day not-your-regular-business school here. When you buy a ticket, you get a FREE ticket to bring a friend. Because… abundance and collaboration! See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Some of our biggest wins and fails of 2020 The one business strategy that led to a $120k launch and 4x revenue in a year How our collaborative workshop, PORTALS: Saturday School came together How to scale your desire to help people From dance student to running a multiple six-figure intuitive business How she implemented sliding scale pricing in her business Our go-to beverages and workouts Experimenting with using texts for her business  Why you don’t need fancy equipment to run a successful business Hearing voices as a child Acting on intuitive hits Creating a self-honoring practice as part of your business strategy  What are The Akashic Records? Collaboration over competition How the Akashic Records helped Michelle with self-limiting beliefs  Feeling like an outcast in the world of spiritual entrepreneurs Connect with Michelle Pellizzon:  Holisticism.com @holisticism @bettermymichelle By text: 818.699.9735 Connect with Ksenia Avdulova: @whereisksenia on IG @whereisksenia on TikTok At Home with Ksenia on YouTube Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more.
10/30/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 3 seconds
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125: Lessons From Ayahuasca and Alchemizing Grief Into Presence – JASMIN JENKINS

Jasmin Jenkins (@jasmin.jenkins) is a dear friend, founder of Fall Up and an Integrative Grief Guide on a mission to alchemize grief into presence. We discuss: Jasmin’s healing journey after losing her brother to suicide and mother to cancer How she got into plant medicine The fear of being out of control Asking for what you need Exercising open communication in relationships Sacred shedding of relationships that no longer serve you Being in highest alignment with life Finding wholeness in the midst of feeling broken How to know you’re ready for plant medicine The spectrum of grief Alchemizing grief into the joy of presence The Four Invitations of Grief framework Embracing avoidance to feel as a pathway to awakening How Ayahuasca impacted Jasmin’s career Spirit-led investing Disclaimer: We don’t promote use of legal or illegal psychoactive substances. This podcast is created for informational purposes only. Connect with Jasmin Jenkins: @jasmin.jenkins jasmin-jenkins.com Fall Up Grief as Celebration circles Connect with Ksenia: kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify  
10/22/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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124: Plants As Antidotes To Problems: Regenerative Business and Ibogaine – TALIA EISENBERG

Welcome back to the expanded consciousness series. Talia Eisenberg (@talia.eisenberg) is the co-founder of Ibogaine Research Institute, co-founder and CEO of Healer Collective and business consultant focusing on regenerative business. Talia received her MBA in Sustainable Solutions from Presidio Graduate School. Disclaimer: We don’t promote use of legal or illegal psychoactive substances. This podcast is created for informational purposes only. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Plants as antidotes to problems Making healing accessible Coming from a family of Holocaust survivors  Living with a sense of “not fitting in” in Omaha, Nebraska How Talia opened an art gallery in NYC in her 20s Becoming addicted to opioids at 21 How ibogaine changed the course of Talia’s life Curiosity as the foundation for entrepreneurship Feeling unworthy around money Redefining the "starving artist" paradigm What is regenerative business Connecting to force fields within you Digital boundaries  Connect with Talia Eisenberg: @talia.eisenberg @healercollective Healercollective.com Ibogaine Research Institute Mentioned: Mark M. Beckwith Byron Katie Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. Join our email list to know about upcoming workshops and more!
10/16/202056 minutes, 57 seconds
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123: Kambo, The Consciousness Expanding Frog Medicine – REBECCA NAYLOR

Rebecca Naylor (@mysticradiance) is an Energy Medicine Practitioner working with a spectrum of healing modalities including indigenous ancestral medicines and shamanic energy healing. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  What is Kambo and where does it come from  Kambo as an alternative healing treatment for autoimmune conditions Kambo and hunting magic Being an instrument for the medicine of Kambo  How she transitioned from interior design to shamanic medicine work  Bringing together Eastern, Western and Indigenous wisdom through Kambo healing Receiving and following messages through spirit What a Kambo experience is like Conscious evolution of the planet  Life as an energy exchange  Being a multidimensional being in the digital space Social media as a bridge of information that unifies everyone across the planet How Rebecca sold out a 40-person retreat using social media (with under 700 followers) Mentioned:  Conscious Social Media Program Woke & Wired 122: Paul Austin: Intuition, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Microdosing Psychedelics Consciousness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth IAKP, The International Association of Kambo Practitioners Woke & Wired 60: Founder Of Poo~Pourri Suzy Batiz: It’s Not Business, It’s A Spiritual Journey Connect with Rebecca Naylor:  kambospiritpath.com @kambospiritpath @mysticradiance Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. Join our email list to know about upcoming workshops and more!
10/8/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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122: Intuition, Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Microdosing Psychedelics – PAUL AUSTIN

Welcome to the expanded consciousness series. My first guest is Paul F. Austin (@paulaustin3w). Paul is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and educator. He has founded two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis. The Microdosing Experience program with Paul is now open, and you can get a 20% discount when you use code WOKE on thethirdwave.co. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Disclaimer: We don’t promote use of legal or illegal psychoactive substances. This podcast is created for informational purposes only. Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge. We discuss:  Paul’s upbringing and early psychedelic experiences  The process of becoming over ego-based accomplishments How he became a digital nomad The skill of dropping into your intuition  Creativity as a spiritual practice What is microdosing Microdosing for social anxiety What happens in an afterglow of a psychedelic experience The importance of psychedelic integration and community Changing the cultural conversation around psychedelics through the lens of microdosing What’s the difference between psychedelics and drugs?
10/2/202054 minutes, 33 seconds
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121: Merge Your Inner Tech (Intuition) and Outer Tech (Social Media) – Conscious Social Media Program is OPEN

The Conscious Social Media Program is an 8-week experience that guides you through a step-by-step process to an aligned, powerful and profitable online presence. Growing a powerful digital brand doesn’t have to feel forced or “sales-y”. It can be fully in alignment with who you are as a human and a spiritual being. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a healer, an artist, a coach, a yoga teacher, a content creator, or a PR and marketing strategist, this is the solution you’ve been searching for to get your online presence (and your business) to the next level. It’s time to stop looking for answers outside of yourself and create your own unique, evergreen social media success formula. One that aligns with your values, lifestyle and business goals. I am excited to hold the space and give you the tools to: + merge actionable marketing strategies that work with spiritual alignment. SEO and visualization? bring it!  + get crystal clear on your message and how to share it online  + give you the confidence to stop waiting and start sharing, and seeing results right away  + build your authority to become a go-to person in your niche  + form relationships with your dream brands + monetize your online presence outside the box I don’t know if I will run this program live again, so if this resonates – save your spot and start experiencing the energy shift of your commitment to your highest vision right away. If you’re ready for a massive uplevel with one-on-one support, apply for the 5D mastermind.  Meet the Conscious Social Media Program grads and hear about their experiences in Woke & Wired episode 109 with Luiza Florence Black and episode 101 with Erin Eber. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge.
9/27/202030 minutes, 4 seconds
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120: Social Media As a Tool For Energetic Mastery – Ruby Warrington interviews KSENIA

This conversation originally aired on The Now Age Podcast with Ruby Warrington. I was called to share it as the enrollment for the Conscious Social Media Program is now open (for the first time in 9 months!) See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We discuss: Why there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for social media “success” How to marry our outer technology with our inner technology (or intuition) Why focussing on intention over frequency of posting is the key to growing your audience authentically Why social media is a tool for self-awareness, helping us understand our triggers How to respond to callouts, criticism, and weird comments in a positive way Mentioned: The Conscious Social Media Program 5D Mastermind Sober Curious Woke & Wired #3 | Ruby Warrington of The Numinous: How To Live A High Vibe Life In The Age Of Instagram, Being Sober Curious, Running A Business The Mystical Way Connect with Ruby Warrington:  Rubywarrington.com Numinous Books @rubywarrington @the_numinous Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Experience alignment with the 5-Day Social Media Challenge.
9/24/202057 minutes, 48 seconds
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119: Don’t Dim Your Light – ANNA BROWN

Anna Brown is a repeat guest on Woke & Wired – the first episode is one of the most downloaded and loved ones. May 2021 update: Anna Brown no longer stands by the message shared in this podcast episode. Please note that when connecting with Anna or booking a session with her. To connect with Anna Brown's latest work, visit her website wonderfullynothing.com. She is no longer active on Instagram. In this episode, we discuss:  Surrender to your unique code Go deeper with yourself and get still  What to do about a tendency to dim your light to match the frequency of the collective Energy hygiene on social media  The energetics of changing your social media handles  How to transfer inspiration into action  A simple meditation to tune into your heart’s truth Anna’s experience growing up with an eating disorder: affirmations that helped her What is New Earth presence?  Mentioned:  #84 with Anna Brown: New Earth Consciousness & The Energetics of Social Media Growth.  Conscious Social Media Program 5-Day Aligned Social Media Challenge Akashic Records reading with Hilary Pearlson #61: Social Media Energy Hygiene Connect with Anna Brown:  Wonderfullynothing.com Anna Brown on Patreon Anna Brown on YouTube Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
9/18/202041 minutes, 59 seconds
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118: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time – SOPHIE CHICHE of becurrent and Shape House

Sophie Chiche is the founder of urban sweat lodge Shape House and becurrent, a guided approach to the way you organize your tasks and projects, so you can soar and create the extraordinary life you want. After connecting with Sophie on the podcast, I got to experience the becurrent system and oh my… the level of energy that’s been freed up through implementing this system has been ENORMOUS. My life (and project management) hasn’t been the same. I knew I had to share this work with my community! Sophie Chiche has also appeared on episode 200 of Ksenia Brief Podcast. In this episode, we discuss:  The consciousness upgrade that happens when we sweat How Shape House works  Why energy management is more effective than time management How she got to 350 lbs  Hiding aliveness and vibrant energy behind your weight How giving herself the permission helped her lose 200 lbs Using visualization to make business and life decisions  Out of body experiences Finding who you are as an access to being productive  How to create businesses from higher consciousness  Finding your voice in business  Top lessons Sophie has learned How to implement fluid systems  Practices to connect to Self  Developing self-love  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
9/10/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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117: Merging Strategy and Soul through Conscious Public Speaking –– MARIAN BACOL–UBA

Marian Bacol-Uba (@mbacoluba) shares her story of surviving childhood sexual abuse and incest, suicide attempt, and leaving corporate marketing to build her own empire.  We discuss:  Marian’s healing journey from a sexual abuse in childhood  Living a double life of success on the outside and suicidal episodes on the inside How a suicide attempt and NDE shaped her life How overcoming imposter syndrom helped Marian exponentially grow her business  Conscious speech framework and how you can apply it to your business Why motivational speaking is over, according to Marian How to monetize speaking The art of soulful sales Real talk about money in the entrepreneurial world  What are funnels and how do they apply to your business?  Marian’s product roadmap  The role that social media plays in Marian’s business Why Marian deletes Instagram followers  Mentioned:  5D Mastermind Conscious Social Media Method ThriverCon  Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz Ksenia on Thriver Lifestyle Podcast Ksenia’s resources: ConvertKit email marketing software and the funnel software I use See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the 5-Day Aligned Social Media Challenge.
9/4/20201 hour, 50 seconds
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116: What If You Weren’t Afraid To Pursue Your Wildest Visions? | Surrender Prayer, 5 Things I Learned From A 6-Month Sponsored Posts Break & Upcoming Changes

It’s time to go all in on your vision.  In this solo episode, I share my experience with: How the Source communicates in unique ways with each human What I learned by following divine guidance 5 things I learned from taking a break from doing sponsored posts on @breakfastcriminals  Upcoming virtual cacao ceremony offerings Top 3 tech tools I’ve recently switched to streamline the backend systems of my business The prayer of surrender I’ve been practicing around my work and how I show up The upcoming Conscious Social Media Method Offerings  How taking a break from known ways of running Breakfast Criminals opened up the space for magic, collaboration and new affiliate marketing streams of income See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Podcast episodes mentioned:  110: Aaron Rose: Intentional Frequency Exchange Online & Shadow Work On Instagram 91: Lynan Saperstein: 5D Consciousness Shift Is Here – It’s Time To Play Full Out 92: The Biggest Risk I’ve Taken In My Business: Social Media in 5D and No Sponsored Posts for 6 Months 101: Erin Eber: Frequency Healing and Cacao Ceremony 114: Nikki Brafman: Human Design and Social Media 93: Alyson Charles: The Realm where Spirit and Business Co-Exist Other resources mentioned: Human Design x Conscious Social Media Method workshop What is cacao ceremony?  Sophie Chiche’s TedX Talk: Learning curves -- accomplish what matters to you Conscious Social Media Program Waitlist Virtual Cacao Ceremony Replay Where to buy ceremonial cacao  @breakfastcriminals Why Shamanism Now podcast Sign up for my email updates  My tech tools: ConvertKit, Kajabi, Groove Funnels Ksenia’s Mastermind Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes.
8/27/202036 minutes, 56 seconds
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115: Unexpected Miracles, Funnels & New Podcast Name – Behind The Scenes Update with KSENIA

In this solo episode, I give you a behind the scenes update that covers: The purchase that changed my life My top learnings from recent podcast episodes What I learned from McKel Kooienga of Nutrition Stripped What I learned from working with Aaron Rose The energetic shift that led to my TikTok (@whereisksenia) blowing up to 250K followers How my perspective on intuition vs strategy has shifted since I started the podcast Unexpected miracles that happened on my birthday Trusting the flow of divine timing I tried building funnels and it worked What are funnels, anyway? The Heart Bowl story and how I set up the biggest heart bowl sale ever When will the Conscious Social Media Program will launch again? The Conscious Social Media Method See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Mentioned: Sunlighten infrared sauna (mention my name to get a huge discount on shipping) The Heart Bowl 20% off code: INYOURGROOVE Human Design x Social Media Workshop Funnel building software I use: Groove Funnels Email marketing software I use: ConvertKit The Social Bungalow Live Launch Academy - DM @whereisksenia on Instagram to get your bonus when you sign up for her course using my link! Breakfast Criminals eBook Conscious Social Media Program Yahoo Finance: The Top 10 Social Media Coaches of 2020  Previous podcast episodes mentioned: Episode 113: Shannon Lutz Episode 105: McKel Kooienga Episode 110: Aaron Rose Episode 109: Luiza Florence Black Episode 101: Erin Eber Episode 93: Alyson Charles Episode 91: Lynan Saperstein Episode 60: Suzy Batiz Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes.
8/13/202036 minutes, 48 seconds
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114: Human Design x Social Media – NIKKI BRAFMAN

I recently had a Human Design for Business reading with Nikki Brafman (@nikkibrafman), and learning my energetic patterns and blocks that were holding me back in my business were a game-changer. Combined with Conscious Social Media Method principles, it’s had a huge impact on my business.  I’m excited to share Nikki’s human design wisdom with you in this episode and announce that we’re coming together to lead a live workshop on how understanding your human design can give you the space and clarity to effortlessly create an aligned online presence.  We will guide you through exercises so that by the end of the workshop, you’ve not only gained clarity but also taken specific steps towards a social media strategy that aligned with who you are and your business goals.  This workshop is a combination of Nikki’s Human Design guidance and the Conscious Social Media Method. What: Human Design x Conscious Social Media Method Workshop When: Monday August 17, 2020 @7pm ET (replay available for ticket holders) Register: Buy your ticket here, early bird pricing ends on August 11! In this episode, we discuss:  What I learned about my human design reading with Nikki and what actions it led to in my business (I’m a Manifestor) The importance of approaching human design with an open mind Nikki’s experience with niching down from business coach to a human design reader How Human Design can be an effective tool for business and personal relationships  The 5 Human Design energy types and a social media tip for each type Using Human Design to shine the light on inner blocks that might be holding back your growth Can Human Design help you eat in alignment to your energy type? See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Mentioned: Find out your human design energy type Join the Human Design x Conscious Social Media workshop Connect with Nikki Brafman:    nikkibrafman.com @nikkibrafman @humandesignforbusiness Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes.
8/6/202054 minutes
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113: Build Your Business, Not Followers – SHANNON LUTZ

Shannon Lutz is a marketing mentor and owner of The Social Bungalow (@thesocialbungalow), where she creates high converting marketing strategies for female entrepreneurs who want to become wildly in demand. I learn something every time I come across Shannon’s content on Instagram – and let me tell you, she’s generous with dropping knowledge to her community. I can only imagine how good her upcoming course, Live Launch Academy is going to be. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com/113 We discuss:  My a-ha moment from exploring Shannon’s work Shannon’s journey from corporate to self-employed How long she had a side hustle before leaving her corporate salary How long did it take to reach $10k months? The role that social media in building a niche business that brings $30K+ per month Why you don’t need tens of thousands of followers to have a successful business  How to use smaller following to your advantage How to scale your services from one-to-one to one-to-many Instagram algorithm explained  Relationship building on Instagram How to be efficient on social media and batch content How Shannon started creating online products Front-end launches and backend launches  Why you should consider lifetime value of your customers  The power of understanding your customers’ pain points  Shannon’s morning routine  Creating free vs paid offerings Passive income and revenue stacking How to not leave money on the table  How to create an entry to anchor program suite that makes money How to build a successful business on instagram even if you don’t love using it as an individual  How to batch content for social media How to not be afraid of the camera  The role of branding in an online business  How to be consistent on Instagram  Mentioned:  Human Design for Business x Conscious Social Media Workshop Live Launch Academy Connect with Shannon Lutz:  Thesocialbungalow.com @thesocialbungalow Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes.
7/31/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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112: Merging Marketing and Spirituality – ANISA BENITEZ

Anisa Benitez is my first ever podcast guest that I discovered on TikTok (@anisabenitez). The discoverability of new faces and types of content on TikTok is like nothing I’ve experienced before – it’s a great way to expand your creative thinking and your subconscious beliefs about what’s possible. Anisa is on a mission to dismantle the 'starving artist' stigma and bring higher consciousness forward through media. She shares content about self-care, mindfulness and what she calls “creative wellness”.  In this conversation, we cover: Using social media to serve others Marketing in a templatized way vs creative marketing Why she left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur  Allowing intuition to inform your decisions  Appetite for substance on TikTok Sustaining creative practices for wellness and healing Social media boundaries Making deeper impact with fewer people over amassing “followers” Cancel culture vs Social media energy hygiene Finding your own way to do social media Is high quality visual content where it’s at?  Anisa’s experience being a primary caregiver to her partner Practical self-care tips I share my recent psychedelic experience  The intersection of marketing and spirituality  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Learn how to grow on TikTok.
7/23/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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111: ALEXANDRA ROXO – You’re Uniquely You And That’s Enough | Sacred Writing Practice, Instagram & Meeting Lost Parts Of Yourself

Alexandra Roxo (@alexandraroxo) returns on Woke & Wired to expand on our conversation about business, funnels, Instagram, shame and her new book, F*ck Like a Goddess: Heal Yourself. Reclaim Your Voice. Stand in Your Power. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Learning business as a someone with an arts background  How astrology helps her plan her business projects  Alexandra’s revenue streams Launching with vs without funnels  How moving from New York to LA helped her release the need to “be somebody” Releasing the internal programming of the “American dream”   Why she isn’t focusing on growing her instagram account Redefining the meaning of numbers on Instagram Rewriting your limiting beliefs Meeting parts of yourself that have been lost  Letting go of projects and pivoting  Radical Awakenings Membership What is a “priestess”?  Being a channel between the visible and the invisible Alexandra’s experience working with plant medicines  Privilege in wellness Posting on instagram as a practice of opening a writing channel How to deal with digital overwhelm and set healthy boundaries Allowing your internal people pleaser to die Having the courage to be seen as a public person Who Alexandra’s new book, F*uck like a Goddess is for Releasing shame around your sexuality  Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
7/17/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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110: Intentional Frequency Exchange Online & How To Do Your Shadow Work On Instagram – AARON ROSE

Being in Aaron Rose’s (@aaronxrose) presence is a frequency upgrade in itself – beyond words. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Aaron as my coach (after being guided to do so in a mediation), and it was incredible – I share a glimpse into one of my biggest learnings in this episode. Experience Aaron’s magic for yourself in this conversation! See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Intentional frequency exchange online and how to set energetic boundaries in your DMs Making every moment of life a prayer Thriving as a human being on earth  The pivotal point in his business path Maximum darkness to maximum light  Growing up with a lot of violence and finding the courage to be in shadow and change the story  Why he’s been an activist since a young age Taking responsibility for your inner world  Offering your experience up to the Divine Willingness as a pathway to transmission  How to set a powerful intention for impact on social media  Making everything a blessing How to protect your energy online and social media sovereignty The revenue streams of Aaron’s business Money as a teacher in self-worth Affiliate commissions as a powerful revenue stream  How to get started with online courses Releasing the fear of being seen through shadow work Cultivating powerful presence  How rebranding led to an energetic shift that made his Instagram account go viral Conscious consumption and why Aaron mutes most accounts he follows Encoding angel numbers into your Instagram profile What showing up on social media has to do with dating What does the 3D to 5D consciousness shift mean?  The shared experience Aaron and I had at Aniwa gathering of indigenous leaders  What Aaron learned from living with Maori teachers in New Zealand  Connect with Woke & Wired:  Sign up for the Woke & Wired newsletter. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
7/9/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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My TikTok Experiment 03 | Week Five 6-40K Growth

In this podcast and YouTube series, I’m sharing my journey on TikTok.   This is week five: 6,000 followers to 40,000 followers.   In this episode, I share the top 7 things I’ve learned from growing my TikTok account from 0 to 40K followers in 5 weeks.   I’m also sharing how TikTok has impacted my business and the deals that I’ve closed thanks to my consistent presence on the platform and intentional, strategic outreach to potential partners. I’ve never said this about any other social media platform before, but here it goes: If your business / personal brand doesn’t get on TikTok now, you’ll regret it a year from now. There are still so many people who are held back from joining the conversation… which means opportunity for you to become a thought leader in your niche!  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Watch this episode on YouTube. To get started on TikTok, get a free download on wokeandwired.com/tiktok In this episode, I cover:  The brand deals I've closed because of my TikTok account The types of content that have gone viral on my TikTok account The power of creating series on TikTok  How strangers quickly become a community based on mutual interests on TikTok How to deal with mean comments on TikTok  How to come up with content ideas on TikTok How the TikTok algorithm works Why you shouldn’t take down your TikTok videos (and the only times when it’s ok to take down) How to effectively use the “duet” feature (an example that led to 88K views and 950+ shares on one duet post)  How to create a “hook” in the first 3 seconds of your TikTok  Speculations and actionable TikTok tips  Do hashtags actually work on TikTok?  Why you should create original sounds on TikTok  Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
7/3/202026 minutes, 43 seconds
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109: Finding Coherence Between Work, Healing, Spirituality & Social Media – LUIZA FLORENCE BLACK

Luiza Florence Black (@luizaflorence) is an award-winning Brazilian host and journalist who has collaborated with many channels and publications like NBC, HBO, New York Times and Los Angeles times. She is also a mother, herbalist and moon ceremonialist. Luiza participated in the most recent Conscious Social Media Program to launch a project dedicated to healing Hashimoto’s disease with science, nutrition and spirituality. In this episode, Luiza shares her grounding and healing energy with us. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss: Luiza’s experience taking the Conscious Social Media Program A conscious way to approach social media strategy Finding coherence between your job and spiritual practices What is permaculture and biodynamic farming Practices to feel grounded Being influenced by her spiritual medium grandmother Overcoming fear of spirituality Her struggle to find out the truth about her health Being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease Autoimmune disease as a pathway to spirituality How yoga, chanting and visualization led to miraculous healing What happens in a moon ceremony? Losing home in Malibu fires How Luiza lost her Instagram account with 200K followers and what she did next Creating new possibilities using social media What brought Luiza from Brazil to USA What role acai played in her meeting her husband The power of voting with your dollar Mentioned:  Conscious Social Media Program Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport Connect with Luiza Florence Black:  @luizaflorence @meuamigohashimoto Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
6/25/202056 minutes, 21 seconds
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108: Social Media As A Quantum Energy Exchange and TikTok Growth – LAURA CHUNG

Laura Chung (@kumidreams on Instagram) is a spiritual coach on a mission to help you co-create your dream life with energy work. She’s a fellow ceremonial cacao lover and one of my favorite people to follow on TikTok. See all show notes and more episodes on wokeandwired.com In this episode, we discuss:  Laura’s journey from corporate America to being a spiritual healer  Cacao ceremony and activating the pineal gland The turning point in healing from a violent childhood The importance of energetically preparing your body for healing, expansion and manifestation Pivoting your social media identity (from food to travel to inner work) Aligning to your truth and finding your special sauce  How to optimize your Instagram bio  How she got on TikTok The strategy that helped her new TikTok account helped her surpass her Instagram Getting clients through TikTok Her TikTok creation process  Channeling content for social media Redefining success  Mentioned:  Woke & Wired 14: Florencia Fridman – Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose What is cacao ceremony My TikTok Experiment Part 1 My TikTok Experiment Part 2 Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine Woodward Thomas Connect with Laura:  IG @kumidreams TikTok @laurakchung kumidreams.com Podcast: awakenandalign.life Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
6/18/202055 minutes, 1 second
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107: Step Into Who You’re Meant To Be – CHANEL DOKUN

I met LifePlan guide and relationship expert Chanel Dokun (@chanel.dokun) through @amyjomartin's Renegade Brand Bootcamp. Chanel’s recent IGTV touched me to the core. She shared:  “It's no mistake that you (with your particular set of skills, talents, gifts, heart and passion) were born during this time to tackle the challenges that are before us.” In this episode we dive deeper into all things purpose. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  How to identify your purpose How to live your life from your unique power How she followed the voice inside that told her that she was made for more Laving publishing to become a LifePlan guide How is Life Planning different from Life Coaching?  The power of finding answers within What is spiritual formation? Where spirituality and psychology meet  Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
6/11/202045 minutes, 14 seconds
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106: The Future Of Branding | Privilege & Non-Performative Allyship – MELISSA HALL

Melissa Hall (@melissahallny) is brand strategist, speaker and educator. I met Melissa through our mutual love for ceremonial cacao and in this very timely conversation we talk about Melissa’s work and her experience being a black entrepreneur working in fashion, lifestyle, and wellness. We also explore the questions of privilege, non-performative allyship and creating long-term change. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We cover:  The future of branding Why wellness has to be the foundation of every future business How to elevate your brand in today’s digital world How the future of fashion includes mindfulness, sustainability and diversity  Melissa’s journey from fashion into wellness Navigating wellness and fashion as a black woman  Why she feels more liberated than ever to promote her services The energetics of investing into your business How do we make fashion and wellness more inclusive?  Non-performative allyship Mentioned:  7 Important Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask Themselves 'This Is A Very Strange Time To Be A Black-Owned Business' by Trinity Mouzon on HuffPost The Heart Bowl  Connect with Melissa: melissahallconsulting.com @melissahallny @eatwithmelissa Theemergingdesigner.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group. Other episodes you might like:  65: Tanyka Renee – How To Create Iconic Content & Use Visualization To Grow On Instagram 19: Jasmine Takanikos: Making Brand Strategy Personal And Being The Energy Source Of Your Business 10: Blair Badenhop: How To Brand Yourself In The Wellness World, Create Magnetism and Success By Tapping Into Who You Truly Are Quotes: “Privilege can be a beautiful thing… when you act.”
6/6/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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105: Does Your Day-to-Day Work Align with Your Spirit? Nutrition Stripped Founder MCKEL KOOIENGA

McKel Kooienga (@nutritionstripped) is a leading voice in nutrition and mindful health, awarded "Top 20 Role Models" named by Arianna Huffington. As a Dietitian and author of the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook, her mission is to guide others on how to create habits with ease. Her 5x5 Framework has helped thousands design a mindful way of eating and living unique to their body and lifestyle — by teaching how to apply the science of nutrition and practice the art of healthy living. McKel is one of the very first people I followed on Instagram in 2012, and I’ve loved getting to know the kind, thoughtful human behind the powerful brand that she’s created!  Key takeaway: trust what feels right uniquely for you. We discuss:  Top lessons McKel has learned from scaling one-on-one nutrition coaching practice to a digital business Nutrition as a catalyst to wellbeing How Nutrition Stripped went from being a creative outlet to business Free content vs paid offerings What is the Nutrition Stripped meal planning program?  How to connect to your intuition and use it in business  Nature healing How to separate work from home life when you run a business with your partner  How to live in your zone of genius and delegate the rest  How to batch tasks for productivity  Where McKel goes for business advice  How to make content with ease  How to choose an aligned offering for your business  How saying “no” more often helped McKel grow her business  Who is the Nutrition Stripped mentorship for? Connect with Ksenia: kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
5/28/202057 minutes, 2 seconds
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104: Stay True To The Essence You Want To Share with The World – Visionary Artist CARO AREVALO

Caro Arevalo is a Peruvian visionary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. From her Amazonian heritage she embraced the importance of rituals and ancestral wisdom. This is reflected on her intricate artwork that talks about how by observing nature we can notice that there is no real separateness in between beings; this leads her to identify the whole universe connected as a one. I met Caro in a cacao ceremony (cacao ritual has brought so much magic into my life!), and it was one of those moments when I knew I was meant to connect with Caro further – before I even saw her beautiful art.  We discuss:  Art as a love letter to planet Earth  Spirituality and plant world  The role cacao ritual has played in her life What does @cafeinacoli mean?  Carolina’s fashion blog story The relationship between art and inner world  Why she changed her major from finance to art in college Carolina’s first temezcal ceremony  Carolina’s first experience with plant medicine  How plant medicine led her to become an artist How Carl Jung influenced Carolina’s work Drawing “downloads”  How living in a dark apartment served as an invitation to dive into the inner realm How bartending supported Carolina in the physical realm while she was doing deep spiritual work Healing your female lineage  Growing up introverted and shy Cultivating self-love How to work with herbs and plant medicines  Mandala art  Her decision to quit all side jobs and give all of her energy to art How to be in flow with the Universe Selling art online How she created a viral YouTube video using only her phone Her approach to brand partnerships and sponsored posts on YouTube  The power of saying no to opportunities that aren’t aligned  What is “greenwashing” How she manifested being a guest on Woke & Wired How to not care about what others say about your work online and stay committed to your art  Boundaries with social media  Mentioned: What is cacao ceremony The Cacao Portal  Related episodes: 14: What is cacao ceremony with Florencia Fridman 101: Frequency healing and cacao ceremony 95: 5 Ways To Tap Into Infinite Possibility 53: Aileen Xu Of Lavendaire Connect with Caro Arevalo:  carolina-arevalo.com @caro.arevalo youtube.com/cafeinacoli Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com.
5/22/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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My TikTok Experiment 02 | Week Three: 3-6K Growth, Multiple Posts with 100K+ Views

In this podcast and video series, I’m sharing my journey on TikTok. This is week three: 3,000 followers to 6,000 followers and multiple posts with 100K+ views. Watch this episode on YouTube. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com In this update, I cover:  The mindset and the energetics behind my explosive growth on TikTok How I created videos that got hundreds of thousands of views What I’ve done to gain 500 new followers per day How to get started on TikTok The mistakes I’ve made along the way Using music on TikTok How captions work on TikTok How to choose your niche on TikTok How to know what to post on TikTok  How hashtags work on TikTok Taking advantage of the evergreen content aspect on TikTok Top hashtags I’m dominating and why it’s similar to SEO A call to be unapologetically you!  Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
5/21/202018 minutes, 23 seconds
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103: Alchemizing Wounds Into Wealth | Existential Kink with CAROLYN ELLIOTT

Carolyn Elliott is the author of Existential Kink: unmask your shadow and embrace your power, and of the cult-favorite creativity book, Awaken Your Genius, which is based on the dissertation she wrote while getting her PhD in Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. We discuss:  What is shadow work and how does it apply to business?  How Carolyn went from being broke to building a business with revenue of $950,000 The principles Carolyn’s business that have doubled her income every year Reconciling the opposites within yourself  The “philosopher’s stone” and crystallization of all parts of you  Creating organic virality around your offering before using Facebook ads How to rewire your response to scarcity How to shift your money mentality  Working with money as a medicine spirit The revenue streams of Carolyn’s business  What is existential kink?  Why Carolyn has chosen live launching over evergreen funnels so far How social media and business works from an alchemical and planetary perspective  Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
5/14/202056 minutes, 1 second
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102: Slow Down To See The Blueprint Inside You | Business On Your Terms – TARA STILES

Tara Stiles (@tarastiles) has had a huge impact on my life and career ever since the day I walked into Strala, her yoga studio in Soho, in 2012. Tara is who I got my yoga teacher training certification with, and I was lucky to make her a heart bowl breakfast and even share a recipe in “Make your own rules cookbook.”  Tara Stiles is one of the first people to start sharing yoga videos on YouTube, a bestselling author, and founder of a global yoga training business that’s radically different. There is presence, ease and quiet wisdom about Tara, and I’m excited to share this business-focused conversation to you. In this episode, we cover:  Why it’s important to carve your own path in business instead of a cookie cutter approach How working at a Pizza Hut and doing ballet led Tara to yoga Tara’s business trajectory and current business model of Strala Yoga How she became one of the first yoga teachers on YouTube in 2007 How to overcome criticism and stand for what you believe in How to make burnout impossible  Path of you over path of yoga  Trusting the unknown  Why to “find your thing” as a conscious entrepreneur, it’s important to release the need to “have a thing”  Why Tara said no to venture capital  The trap of social media and how to stay true to yourself  Social media as an open channel to being of service  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Tara Stiles:  @tarastiles @stralayoga Stralayoga.com Mentioned in intro:  The Cacao Portal Experience #101: Cacao Ceremony and Frequency Healing with Erin Eber  #14: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmovision with Florencia Fridman Resources: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Pocketbook Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda The Business Of Fashion Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group  
5/8/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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101: Frequency Healing & Cacao Ceremony with ERIN EBER | Introducing The Cacao Portal

Frequency healer Erin Eber (@erineber) and I are coming together to bring you The Cacao Portal: A 5-Week Expansion Experience – a combination of rituals, working with the plant spirit of cacao, and the alchemy of working with a group. To celebrate the launch, we sat down to share our vision for this experience, and what brought us here. See all show notes on https://kseniabrief.com We discuss:  How Erin and I connected over our love for ceremonial cacao What is ceremonial cacao?  How music led Erin on a mystical healing path How she discovered her gift for toning, or Frequency Healing Our experiences with plant spirit consciousness  How Erin discovered cacao in Peru and ended up studying it deeply in Guatemala What is a ceremony?  How is ceremonial cacao different from hot chocolate? Why we created the Cacao Portal Experience Who is the Cacao Portal for?  The role that human design played in this collaboration between Erin and I  What is the 5D realm? What is Unity Consciousness?  Working with plant consciousness How Erin left corporate America and never looked back  Her top lesson from 8 years as a digital nomad Divine timing Transformation over information  What role SEO played in Erin finding me  Erin’s experience taking the Conscious Social Media Program Connect with Erin:  @erineber Erineber.com Mentioned: The Cacao Portal Experience  Ksenia’s “What is cacao ceremony” blog post Keith’s Cacao Legacy Cacao Florencia Fridman of Cacao Lab Shawn Askinosie shares about direct trade chocolate Ksenia's TikTok about ceremonial cacao Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
4/30/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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100: Bridging The Mystic and The Realistic – MICHELLE PELLIZZON of Holisticism

In this episode, I interview the founder and CEO of Holisticism (@holisticism) Michelle Pellizzon about growing your email list and the Akashic Records. Welcome to the new paradigm, where the mystic and the realistic co-exist.  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We discuss:  Merging your pragmatic side with spiritual side SEO and spirit  The revenue streams of Michelle’s digital platform, Holisticism  How to build a digital platform and make impact if you have no desire to be an “influencer” Making wellness accessible, diverse and inclusive  Michelle’s experience with misogyny while raising capital for her business  Fundraising vs self-funded digital business Consulting as a way to fund your business How Holisticism uses email marketing to monetize digital offerings  How to define boundaries between free and paid offerings Michelle’s take on brand partnerships  What to do if you’re afraid of sales  Facing limiting beliefs around money  What are the Akashic Records?  Mentioned:  Holisticism Virtual Workshops Social Media Energy Hygiene Workshop with Ksenia Avdulova My TikTok Experiment Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group. Join the Woke & Wired Portal member community.
4/23/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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My TikTok Experiment 01 | Week One 0-3K Growth

New podcast series is here! ”My TikTok Experiment” is not about tricks and hacks to get famous on TikTok fast. It’s about a mindset shift that will lead to ALIGNED growth on TikTok. I’m not surprised how many people think it’s the end of Instagram, and are shifting to TikTok. I don’t think it’s THAT dramatic, but I do sense a tremendous amount of possibility for freedom of self expression on TikTok. No, you don’t have to be 15. No, you don’t have to dance. No, you don’t have to know how to sing. No, you don’t have to be funny (but that’s always a bonus in my eyes). In this podcast and video series, I’m sharing my journey on TikTok. This is week one: 30 followers to 3000 followers. Next week I’ll share my experience of going 3k-6k. Who’s on TikTok? What’s your handle? Watch The time to get on TikTok is now. How to grow on TikTok in 2020 on YouTube. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group. Join the Woke & Wired Portal member community.
4/22/202015 minutes, 12 seconds
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99: Showing Up Fully And Pivoting As A Food Blogger – TALIA POLLOCK of Party In My Plants

Talia Pollock brings humor into the world of wellness. She’s an author, storyteller and a plant-based chef. In this conversation recording during the COVID-19 pandemic, she shares her story of building a wellness platform,, how she used her podcast to get a book deal with a top publishing house, and her journey of pivoting her identity as  food blogger. Talia’s beautiful, funny and recipe-packed book, Party in Your Plants: 100+ Plant-Based Recipes and Problem-Solving Strategies to Help You Eat Healthier (Without Hating Your Life) is out on April 21, 2020.   We discuss:  What’s been helping her during the quarantine Putting human connections first on social media  Coming out of a social media burnout The magic of the “mute” button on Instagram  How she makes money with her wellness platform, Party In My Plants How Party In My Plants allowed her to bring together comedy and plants How she got a top publishing deal  How she got on Dr. Oz Why podcasting can be a huge turning point for your business How not having IRL social life brought her to social media Loneliness as a side effect of becoming plant-based Work and identity  Pivoting your identity is as a food blogger  What is success?  Pivoting as a food blogger  Why now it’s more important to show up fully in your light  How Ksenia got her Instagram account verified  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group.
4/17/202059 minutes, 12 seconds
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98: Mayan Astrology as a Key To Decoding The Matrix – Spiritual Guide MARK ELMY

Mark Elmy is a spiritual guide based in San Marcos La Laguna – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Anyone who’s heard of Maya Astrology has heard at some point landed on his website, The Four Pillars. Mark has been studying the teachings of the ancient Mayan civilization since 1998. Through his online presence, he shares the powerful teachings of Maya Astrology, Spirituality and Natural Living on a mission to bring more harmony into the world. Topics we cover: Mayan sacred calendar – how is it different from astrology?  Mayan astrology as a tool for decoding reality and purpose What Tarot and Mayan calendar have in common  How studying reiki led Mark to become a spiritual guide Where can you find your Mayan nahual  What living closer to the Earth looks like for Mark  How he works with the energies of the land and the sky Mayan calendar as an energetic forecast Can one apply the Mayan sacred calendar to business? How following the Mayan calendar can bring harmony to society Translating ancient sacred teachings into the modern world with respect  The role that technology and internet has played in Mark Elmy’s work Mark shares what the process of shamanic initiation was like for him Why working with the Mayan elders is an important part of his path How to create a digital altar Why understanding is a more powerful healing tool than knowledge  How he uses cacao in ceremony (it’s different from the cacao ceremony you may be familiar with!)  See all show notes and resources on wokeandwired.com. Listen to episode 14 about cacao ceremony. Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group. Join the Woke & Wired Portal member community.  
4/10/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 14 seconds
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97: Disruption, Surrender and Deepening of your Path – SHAWN ASKINOSIE on Business In The Time of Pandemic

Founder of Askinosie Chocolate Shawn Askinosie returns to Woke & Wired to share what could be the most helpful guidance I’ve heard during this uncertain COVID-19 time. Continuing the conversation we started in Episode 77: Encounters with the Divine Through Business, Shawn shared his thoughts on the pandemic and small business. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We discuss:   The evolution of collective consciousness that’s happening during Coronavirus  Rhythms of darkness and light Accepting and letting go the discomfort Personal life vs business life - what’s the difference?  The power of deepening your daily practice – especially right now The Divine is calling us to surrender: what does that mean when it comes to business? Accessing your true self   Taking small steps in the direction of kindness without knowing the details of how it will unfold  The practice of getting out of the way for the Divine to express through you  The energy of the virus  Demonstrating humanity in the face of darkness  How to support small businesses in this time of change  Combining divine intervention with human action  What does cash flow and spiritual practice have in common?  Connect with Shawn Askinosie:  Askinosie.com shawnaskinosie.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group. Join the Woke & Wired Portal member community. 
4/3/202057 minutes, 34 seconds
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96: Plug Into The Mystical Path In The Midst Of It All – DAVID HARSHADA WAGNER

David Harshada Wagner was one of my first spiritual teachers who, through meditation, introduced me to the Mystical path. Completing a 9-month spiritual leadership training with David and going on a pilgrimage to India with him was something that shaped my path and how I show up in my life and business. I’ve also assisted at and attended David Wagner’s retreats at Kripalu Retreat Center and couldn’t recommend them enough. Harshada’s approachable and pragmatic yet very mystical teachings are the real deal. I’m excited to share him with you! In this special episode recorded during the Covid-19 outbreak, we speak about staying connected with your spiritual practice in the midst of it all.  We also cover:  How drugs brought Harshada to the mystical path How to create a sacred practice How to maintain the potency of teachings as a spiritual leader  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Current ways to work with me.
3/26/202054 minutes, 24 seconds
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95: 5 Ways To Tap Into Infinite Possibility | Coronavirus from a Consciousness Shift Perspective

In this episode, I invite you to rethink the foundations of how you spend every day of your life, starting with your morning and evening rituals.  I’ll share mindsets, tools and resources curated with the intention to help you through the shift that’s occurring on both physical and spiritual levels. I’ll also share 5 ways to uplevel your consciousness during this time of uncertainty.  Other things I cover: What to do when you’re triggered by others’ nonchalant response to the pandemic A call to turn inwards My morning routine during self-isolation  My evening rituals for body and soul rest Digital wellbeing and conscious consumption Emotional health  How will Coronavirus impact your business? We don’t know – but be intentional with how you spend your time now Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com.
3/20/202040 minutes, 34 seconds
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94: Guided 4-7-8 Breathwork Practice To Feel Ease – Do This Twice A Day

“Of all the techniques and remedies I've found over the years, the 4-7-8 breath is the most effective anti-anxiety, anti-stress thing you can do.” - Dr. Andrew Weil.  Dr. Weil shared this breathing technique on Woke & Wired Episode 85, and it’s more timely than ever.  Do it every day twice a day, and watch your sense of peace grow. Take care of yourself so you can be there for others 🌿 Share this practice with 2 people you care about! It's also available on YouTube: Guided 4-7-8 Breathing with Dr. Weil Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the Woke & Wired Facebook group. Woke & Wired Portal and digital store: http://wokeandwired.podia.com/  
3/20/20205 minutes, 6 seconds
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93: The Realm where Spirit and Business Co-Exist – Unconventional Shaman ALYSON CHARLES

Alyson Charles is an unconventional shaman known for her Spirit Animal work. Alyson is on a mission to bridge the wisdoms of Earth and Sky for modern Times, and this is her second appearance on Woke & Wired podcast. Listen to Episode 15: Alyson Charles: Pro Athlete And Media Star To Shaman, Social Media And PR The Shamanic Way See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We cover:  Being an unconventional shaman  How to know you’re going through a spiritual upleveling  Co-existence of spirit and business Going through spiritual evolution AND making money The surrender statement Alyson uses to communicate with the unseen realms  What her spiritual initiation was like How to walk in complete devotional trust (even when things get hard) How doing inner work ends up ALWAYS translating to the outer realm – this is the key principle of the Conscious Social Media programs! Alyson’s move from NY to LA What role working with plant medicine played in her meeting her partner Luke Storey  How she was brought together divine partner in love, and how they rose from friendship to love Coming into romantic partnership from a place of wholeness Connect with Alyson Charles: Alysoncharles.com @iamalysoncharles Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
3/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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92: The Biggest Risk I’ve Taken In My Business | It’s Time To Act On 5D Divine Guidance

I am acting on divine guidance and taking the biggest business risk I’ve ever taken. In this episode, I share how I decided to do no sponsored posts on @breakfastcriminals for the next 6 months, and how I plan to monetize my social media business.  I cover: How social media is shifting into a new direction and paradigm  We’re being called to take bold moves and risks in our businesses to step into the New Earth, 5D Paradigm  Why the old paradigm of sponsored posts is becoming irrelevant How I’ve diversified my income streams in the past year to make this pivot possible How I’m relying on SEO to make money for my business  Why I’m choosing to focus on affiliate relationships with brands instead of sponsored posts  How does affiliate marketing work  Listen next:  84: Ascension Guide Anna Brown: New Earth Consciousness & The Energetics of Social Media Growth 91: Lynan Saperstein: 5D Consciousness Shift Is Here – It’s Time To Play Full Out 89: 5 Keys To Conscious Content & Magnetic Social Media Presence Quotes: “Trust divine timing and be gentle with yourself.” “As entrepreneurs we’re called to choose between quick money and long-term vision.” Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.  
3/5/202031 minutes, 8 seconds
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91: It's Time To Play Full Out | 5D Consciousness Shift Is Here – LYNAN SAPERSTEIN

Lynan of Experience Experts is a luxury marketer living the digital nomad dream. In this conversation, we dive into the Fifth Dimension Consciousness Shift and seeing business as an opportunity to be a bearer of light. This episode is one you’ll keep wanting to come back to! It’s rich both in an inevitable sense of possibly and actionable tools. Get your journal ready! Get all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We discuss: 5D energy shift that’s happening right now The one spiritual teaching that’s had the most profound impact on her daily life and business  Self-awareness in business as a spiritual practice Merging the mystical and the strategic Her journey to becoming a successful digital marketer (aka “digital marketing goddess”) How to approach your website as a virtual altar Working with hotels that offer transformational experiences  Owning your worth and charging money for your gifts  Understanding the energy behind money The sweet spot between surrender and strategy Running a location independent business  Lynan’s journey with plant medicine and the role that Ayahuasca has played in her personal and business growth The energetic realm of social media How making crystal grids helps her run a successful digital business The two keys to digital growth  How SEO, podcasts and social media help her digital agency get new clients 24/7 Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Disclaimer: We don't promote use of legal or illegal psychoactive substances. This podcast is created for educational and informational purposes only.  
2/28/202059 minutes, 25 seconds
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90: Don't Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else's Middle

Honor your journey.  Honor the divine unfolding. Instead of giving energy to how you appear online, give energy to taking the steps necessary to fulfill your vision.  Trust that the messages you’ve already received are ENOUGH, and focus on fulfilling them before you seek outside guidance. To join the upcoming Conscious Social Media Challenge, register on wokeandwired.com/challenge. You don’t have to be clear on your purpose before you go on the mission. Your purpose reveals itself as you immerse yourself into the mission.  Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
2/21/202010 minutes, 41 seconds
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89: 5 Keys To Conscious Content & Magnetic Social Media Presence

We are the first generation of humans to live in a world of infinite digital possibility.  It’s not about how many followers you have.  It’s not about how many likes you get. It’s about getting clear on your intention. It’s about sharing your voice from an aligned place.  It’s about finding the courage to address the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. It’s about seeing social media as a portal for connection and expansion. How do you do that?  It starts with a conscious presence IRL. In this episode, we talk about how to translate it into the digital realm.  Are you ready to enter the new paradigm?  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Get the free worksheet on wokeandwired.com/why. Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.  
2/18/202017 minutes, 46 seconds
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88: A New Vision For Coaching and Leadership In The Digital Age with Serial Entrepreneur DEVON BROOKS

Devon Brooks is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded North America’s original blow dry bar, Blo, in her early 20s. She’s on a mission to democratize coaching with Sphere, a technology company for coaching that connects seekers with guides.  This conversation will provoke a new vision not only for coaching, but also for leadership and for a conscious relationship with social media – one fueled by curiosity and awareness. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. We discuss: What is transformational coaching  How Sphere is innovating the coaching industry How to measure effective coaches Coaching for living a more optimal and full-hearted life How coaching helped Devon cope with trauma  How to choose a coach What happens on a coaching call  Business as a vessel for impact Why leadership is about curiosity, and not having the loudest voice How she practices intentionality on social media Connect with Devon Brooks:  @devsdevelopment @sphereishere Sphereishere.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
2/13/202052 minutes, 12 seconds
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87: All About Crystals with @crystalcriminals ERIC BRIEF

I’ve been fascinated by the world of crystals ever since hiking up Mount Sinai in Egypt in 2003 and being given a local quartz geode as to remember this special experience. Since then, I’ve casually collected and worked with crystals – until I met Eric Brief. His understanding and knowledge of crystals gave me access to a whole new world of crystals.  Together we started @crystalcriminals, have led in-person workshops, and have traveled to crystal birthplaces from upstate New York (Herkimer Diamonds) to Namibia (Brandberg Amethysts). In this episode, we discuss:  How he got into healing, meditation and crystals at an early age How crystals work How crystals transform energy The role crystals have played in his entrepreneurial journey His top “wow” crystals How to choose crystals How to work with crystals How we started @crystalcriminals How to protect your home from spirits: creating a force field with black tourmaline What most artists don’t get about social media Top crystals for entrepreneurs  Top crystals for sharing your voice  How to approach crystal business more consciously and ethically  The best uses for selenite  Can crystals choose you? See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Eric:  @crystalcriminals @ericbrief crystalcriminals.com Ericbrief.com About Eric Brief:  Eric is an artist and digital marketing agency owner. Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
2/6/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 59 seconds
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86: ERIN BAILEY – Going Viral, Saying Hi To Strangers & Pioneering Conscious Influencer Marketing

Erin Bailey (@erin.k.bailey) is a writer, fitness professional, and community architect on a mission to deepen our basic human connections by challenging the way we view each other. I met Erin at Amy Jo Martin’s mastermind, #RenegadeBrandBootcamp, and was immediately moved by her presence and take on digital marketing – filled with curiosity and deep desire to truly connect. In this episode, Erin shares what happens when your work goes viral, why she chose to work for a brand over being an influencer, and how we can use movement to create a sense of meaning and connection. Products mentioned:  beam CBD (use discount code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS for 15% off) beam CBD Clarity and Dream blends How to find the right CBD product Cacao Lab ceremonial cacao We discuss:  The importance of investing in yourself and having a mentor How going viral helped her find a mentor and kicked off her fitness modeling career A momentum shift that’s happening on social media How to use our social media platforms more consciously Pioneering conscious influencer marketing (from a brand perspective) How brands choose what influencers and thought leaders to work with (using beam’s example) Why brands are working with micro influencers (a super empowering bit for those who with smaller social media accounts!)  What happens when you go viral overnight  How we can practice simple acts of human connection outside of social media  Running as a way of connecting to trust and intuition  Demystifying CBD products  See all show notes and more episodes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
1/23/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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85: Dr. ANDREW WEIL – Expanded Consciousness, Breathwork & Being An Open Conduit

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit After sharing a cup of ceremonial cacao with Dr. Weil and his team at his Tucson home, we got to sit down to discuss all things wellness, consciousness and entrepreneurship. By the end of the interview, you’re going to crave a cup of matcha. Order the best ceremonial matcha on matcha.com and while you wait for it to arrive, catch Dr. Weil making me a bowl of matcha on YouTube. In this episode we discuss:  Why Dr. Weil loves matcha green tea Dr. Weil’s morning routine (it starts at 4.30am!) Dr. Weil’s thoughts on coffee  The most effective anti-anxiety, anti-stress practice Dr. Weil recommends The simple breathing and meditation techniques Dr. Weil practices    The 6 simple principles of wellness The importance of spending time in nature  How Dr. Weil practices boundaries with technology  Why Dr. Weil doesn’t often check his social media accounts  Dr. Weil’s thoughts on virtual reality  What does drinking ceremonial cacao have in common with picking up your phone to check social media?  How going to South America in 1965 to collect plants resulted in spending time with Amazonian tribes and developing love for coca  Why coca is his favorite plant for energy, improved digestion and connection with nature  The massive difference between coca plant and cocaine Why he considers plant medicine safer than lab-produced drugs Adaptogens and mushrooms (and adaptogenic mushrooms)  How Dr. Weil’s became a successful entrepreneur (it wasn’t always that way)  How he went from being a home cook to a successful restaurateur Why he created a mushroom-based skincare line with Origins The role that intuition plays in Dr. Weil’s life and business Why breathwork is the most essential component to transforming consciousness  How Dr. Weil gives back What success means to Dr. Weil The role that dogs play in his life and wellbeing  Dr. Weil’s recommendations for feeling focused if you have ADD  What expanded consciousness means to Dr. Weil  Resources: Dr. Weil’s Matcha brand True Food Kitchen Dr. Weil: All about mushrooms Dr. Weil’s books The anti-inflammatory diet  True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure Cookbook by Andrew Weil and Sam Fox What is kuzu + my favorite kuzu recipe on Breakfast Criminals The Weil Foundation  Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine  Connect with Dr. Weil:  Drweil.com @drweil facebook.com/DrWeil twitter.com/DrWeil pinterest.com/drweil youtube.com/user/DrWeil Connect with Ksenia: kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/17/202051 minutes, 22 seconds
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84: Ascension, New Earth Consciousness & The Energetics of Social Media Growth – ANNA BROWN

May 2021 update: Anna Brown no longer stands by the message shared in this podcast episode. Please note that when connecting with Anna or booking a session with her. To connect with Anna Brown's latest work, visit her website wonderfullynothing.com. She is no longer active on Instagram. We discuss:  What is ascension How to live from heart-centered consciousness How to reprogram your body and mind to be radically aware and present How you can hack your internal operating system to be coherent with the vibration of your Higher self What is New Earth state of being How to open your Stargate that is your heart center What is a Starseed? Having paranormal experiences as a child Anna shares an awakening experience she had in college How she found the courage to stand in her light and share her work on Instagram How non linear presence can help heal past life trauma How to share on Instagram from your Higher self Moving from poverty to being an alchemist of your life  The alternative approach to social media that allowed her to grow her account to 30K followers A morning practice to help you stay in alignment Anna’s content creation process Does sharing light encoded messages on social media work?  Being on social media can affect your auric field: how to set healthy boundaries with social media  Resources: The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth by Dolores Cannon Abraham-Hicks Conscious Social Media Program Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
1/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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83: Systems, Spiritual Surrender, Membership Sites & Social Media Rebellion – JENNY BLAKE | Top 3 Lessons for Heart-Based Business with Former Google Career Coach

Founder of Pivot Method Jenny Blake is a Google Career coach who became an entrepreneur that helps forward-thinking individuals and organizations like CHANEL and Microsoft map what’s next.  Jenny has had a profound impact on my life and entrepreneurial journey after we met at a women’s retreat in New Jersey a few years ago. Jenny has a unique ability to combine spiritual surrender with being the queen of systems and optimized revenue streams. I have learned a ton in this interview and know you will enjoy it, too! See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Topics we cover:  How to find harmony between systems and spiritual surrender in business How to simplify and systematize your revenue streams The positive side of people unsubscribing from your email list (similar to “Reverse scale” mentioned by Shawn Askinosie)  Why it’s important to measure opportunities by revenue AND what feels easeful and joyful to deliver How Jenny uses time blocking to create mental space How she transitioned from using her name for her business to “The Pivot Method” to help scale her offering Creating a membership site as an alternative to course launch model How she runs her membership community, “Momentum”  Can you run a successful business and not be active on social media? (Hint: yes! Jenny shares her alternative approach) What role abundance mindset plays on her entrepreneurial path Tips for running a business if you’re an introverted, highly sensitive person How to create content with built-in listening  How to create one piece of content and repurpose it for multiple platforms  Jenny’s top 3 pieces of advice for entrepreneurs: Drop the attachment to having answers Have built-in listening in your content Commit to entrepreneurship and know you can overcome any problems  Resources: Outrageous Openness Letting the Divine Take the Lead by Tosha Silver  The Heart Bowl Free-up Founder Time: Free mini-course to create ease and flow, and heart-based business-building Kajabi online course and membership site platform  Be a Free Range Human—Busting Business Myths with Marianne Cantwell on Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Connect with Jenny Blake: pivotmethod.com Connect with Woke & Wired:  If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
1/2/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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82: Top Lessons I Learned This Year + A Visioning Exercise for the New Year

End of year reflection and visioning for the new year is one of my favorite rituals. I invite you to create the sacred space to reflect, celebrate and get clear on what’s important for you in the coming year. Whether you’re doing this at the same time as me (December 2019) or any other time of the year – it’s never too late to create a vision for your business and lifestyle. In this episode, I give you a glimpse into the questions that I find the most powerful, and share some personal and business reflections from 2019 as well as some of my business goals for 2020. Jump to the exercises: 10:00 Reflection on previous year 21:30 Visioning for the new year Connect with Ksenia: kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
12/19/201933 minutes, 5 seconds
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81: Have A Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media? 5 Ways To Shift Into Alignment

Do you have a love/hate relationship with social media? You’re not alone. Here’s the thing: your relationship with social media has more to do with you than it does with social media.  That’s right. Which means that you have the full power to re-organize your feed in a way that feels empowering. You can transform how you create and interact with social media content – and as a result, it will transform how you feel every day, and the impact you create as a human and as an entrepreneur.  In this episode, I share 5 Ways To Shift Into Alignment with social media. I also share an excerpt from my conversation with Klara Mudge (aka @bothsidesbuttered from episode 79) as an example of unpacking a complicated relationship with social media (which we all have). If you’re ready to unpack your relationship with social media like never before and start using it as a place to show up, expand, connect and create impact (and feel ease and clarity while you do so), then consider joining the January 2020 8-week Conscious Social Media Program. Enrollment is limited!  See all show notes and previous episodes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
12/12/201926 minutes, 41 seconds
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80: 5 SEO Tips To Expand Your Reach, Impact & Revenue (And Create Pathways For Synchronicity)

SEO is a massively powerful growth hack that’s often overlooked in the age of Instagram. Last week, I brought up SEO on @ksenia.avdulova IG stories and more people said they want to hear more than ever before. In this solo podcast episode, I share the most effective things I know about SEO. Here’s the problem: SEO seems to be an area of expertise reserved for men and/or humans who know how to code. In reality, SEO doesn’t have to be complicated.  Making simple SEO-related changes to the way you produce and share your content can make a HUGE difference. I taught everything myself and know you can, too (if you want to).  No shame if you want to outsource it. Even if you decide to hire someone to do it for you, it’s extremely valuable to understand how it works and approach it creatively.  In this week’s Woke & Wired episode, I share 5 SEO Tips To Expand Your Reach, Impact, and Revenue. Bonus: mastering your SEO is a way to create new pathways for synchronicity and magic to come into your life. Tune into the episode to hear the incredible synchronicity that happened in my life as a result of optimizing this Cacao Ceremony blog post. These SEO tips and tricks apply to business owners, influencers, bloggers, artists, consultants – anyone who has a website and is ready for your work to be seen by more people in a conscious way. Go to my SEO Tips to get all the action items from the podcast episode in one place. Curious about the 8-week Conscious Social Media Program? I just opened enrollment for January 2020 – for the first time ever, it includes one-on-one coaching (this option won’t be offered again), and the spots are very limited. Save yours here. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
12/5/201934 minutes, 29 seconds
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79: Redefine Normal and Learn To Trust Yourself – Nutritional Therapist KLARA MUDGE

In this episode, I want you to meet someone who’s had a huge impact on me.  I met Klara Mudge during a Strala Yoga training, and through the years she was my health coach, part of the Breakfast Criminals team, and a personal confidante on many things heart and business. Klara, aka @bothsidesbuttered, is a nutritional therapist based in Namibia. She brings functional medicine, neuro-linguistics (aka NLP) mindfulness meditation and Strala yoga to her refreshing and inclusive approach to mind-body healing. Being a conscious entrepreneur starts with being a conscious human, and being a conscious human starts with being present in your body. This episode will give you pathways to find more presence, intuition and trust in your daily life. Enjoy! In this conversation, we discuss:  What is wellness, anyway? Redefining normal  Why allowing yourself to feel more makes you a more confident human How she turned her obsession with food into her career Rethinking diets and cheat days Radically accepting yourself What she’s learned from living on 3 continents  The role that Strala Yoga played in her journey to being friends with her body Mindfulness practices you can implement right away to feel better Playfulness as a path to wellbeing See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Klara:  @bothsidesbuttered Bothsidesbuttered.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
11/29/201959 minutes, 16 seconds
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78: Building A Business Around Altered States of Consciousness – NIRAJ NAIK, Creator of SOMA Breath

The intention of all interviews on Woke & Wired podcast is to show you different pathways to creating a life of fulfillment, impact and success in this age of digital possibility. Instead of offering one “right” way to be a conscious entrepreneur, I am on a mission to expose you to many possible routes. In the end, it has to feel aligned for you. Tune into what resonates, take action, test, repeat. And keep me posted on your takeaways from the show by tagging @wokeandwired on Instagram! In this conversation with Niraj Naik, pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert, we discuss: How Niraj lost his sense of purpose as a pharmacist, and found meaning in holistic healing How he cured himself from an autoimmune condition (Ulcerative Colitis) holistically Optimizing health vs curing an ailment How Niraj created with his breathwork methodology, SOMA Breath How his online business generates revenue Why email lists are still the key to marketing How to create a business you’re aligned with  Finding what works for your VS jumping into a variety of projects at once Great product as the foundation of a successful business The role that high ticket funnels play in his business What he learned from creating a membership website early on in his business  How YouTube helped Niraj launch his business The massive role being on podcasts has played in selling his products The importance of building a team and outsourcing as a multi-talented entrepreneur 3 tips for conscious entrepreneurs  Lessons Niraj has learned from his journey as an entrepreneur What is altered state of consciousness? Why breath is the access to your spirit How to reprogram your subconscious beliefs with breath The similarities between breathwork and psilocybin See all show notes and resources on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
11/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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77: Encounters With The Divine Through Business – SHAWN ASKINOSIE

If I never produced a single episode after this one, my mission would still be complete. This conversation with Shawn Askinosie is the epitome of the Woke & Wired philosophy of living a heart-centered life driven by presence, generosity, curiosity and adventure, with the internet and business being the tools we use to experience connection. Founder of Askinosie Chocolate Shawn Askinosie is a criminal defense lawyer turned conscious chocolate entrepreneur recognized by Oprah as "One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World." Making a difference on a business level starts with making a difference on a personal level, interaction by interaction. This conversation with Shawn had a profound impact on me and gave me a glimpse into what’s possible when I get present to the connection between my personal vocation and how I make money. I know this interview will move you, too. Get prepared to encounter the Divine. In this episode, we discuss: How a divine encounter led Shawn from journey from a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to making chocolate How can we be present for divine encounters? The power of following your sorrow and heartbreak How to find your purpose through service Moments of joy of service as a path to expanded consciousness The intersection of personal and business vocation How Shawn honors his ancestors through his business Why fair trade business doesn’t mean the farmers get paid more money Why Askinosie Chocolate chose direct trade and profit sharing over fair trade How they are able to pay farmers on average 55% more  Why the growth of the Askinosie chocolate business is directly related to faith How to practice presence in everyday moments The role that technology and social media play in creating community and a sense of unity See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.    
11/14/201956 minutes, 31 seconds
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76: Intuitive, Inspired Social Media Strategy – Q&A with Ksenia Avdulova | Don’t Look For Your Worth on Instagram

Your worth doesn’t come from the number of likes on Instagram. I often get calls from clients panicking about tanking engagement on their posts.   Since when does a number under a photo define who you are, your level of success and the value you bring into the world? As you listen to this episode, you will step into your worth and allow in pathways for creating a way to show up online and create a digital footprint in a way that feels aligned, inspired and intuitive. The social media Q&A covers:  What is your favorite way to convert SM engagement into connection with a client? What’s the best source for creating / curating my digital footprint? How do you manage so many Instagram accounts?  And how do you feel inspired to create? See all show notes and the next episodes I recommend listening to on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.
11/7/201928 minutes, 11 seconds
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75: Design Your Life Your Way | Reinventing Yourself & Managing ADHD – Life and Performance Coach CLODAGH HIGGINS

Clodagh S.Higgins (@queenmaevev2) is a Digital Agency Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Podcaster based who lives in the beautiful Irish countryside and works globally. I was fortunate to meet Clodagh through the Conscious Social Media Program, and then run into her in person when she was presenting at one of the top digital marketing conferences in the world. In this episode, you’ll be reminded that it’s never too late to pursue what’s meaningful for you, and how the digital world can be your ally in doing so.  We discuss:  How working in tech took her from Ireland to England, Australia and around the world  How taking a break from social media was an important step in Clodagh’s process of reinventing herself The energetics of reinventing yourself on social media What she does as a location independent digital agency coach How she combines life of natural healing and spirituality with digital marketing   The practices she’s done to feel worthy and create financial abundance Clodagh’s manifestation process Why it’s important to not rush into business partnerships Why personalized video is the future of business (and how anyone can apply it!) How to make a vision board that reminds you to stay on track with your vision daily Her journey to leaving the big city and moving to the countryside How she manages ADHD with meditation and diet What role cacao ritual plays in Clodagh’s life See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it with a friend and on your Instagram stories (and tag @wokeandwired so I can see it). Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group.  
10/31/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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74: We Are Going Nomadic! The Why, How and Where – Ksenia Avdulova And Eric Brief

We are going nomadic for the winter! I’ve been getting a lot of questions after sharing it on Instagram. In this episode, my partner Eric and I answer all of them, including: Why we’re going nomadic for 6 months How moving to a tiny home prepared us for going nomadic How we are funding our digital nomad lifestyle Where we are going first How we’re deciding where to go and how long to stay How we’re packing for our nomadic adventure Why are we going nomadic when we just settled down in our tiny home? Who’s going to live in the tiny cabin while we travel Do we second guess the decision? What crystals we’re bringing What snacks we’re bringing Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
10/24/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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73: Own Your Unique Medicine – Yoga and Meditation Teacher ROSIE ACOSTA

Rosie Acosta is a yoga and meditation teacher featured on the cover of the Yoga Journal, speaker, writer and the host of “Radically Loved Radio” Top Rated Health Podcast on iTunes. I met Rosie when on stage at the Lead with Love Summit in Aspen, and I’m very excited to share her radically loving presence with you! In this episode, we cover: How to own your unique medicine The financial side of being a yoga teacher and why Rosie continues to teach yoga How she manifested big opportunities through teaching yoga How Rosie makes money as a yoga teacher: her main revenue streams  Top 3 pieces of business advice for conscious entrepreneurs (including yoga teachers) Finding balance between strategy and flow as an entrepreneur  Rosie’s relationship with social media  Finding a formula for creating online courses that feels right for you Nature healing Listen to the Conscious Social Media Episode with Ksenia Avdulova on Radically Loved Radio.  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways.       
10/17/201955 minutes, 39 seconds
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72: Dr. WILL COLE – Lower Inflammation To Hear Your Intuition, Ditch Diets & Practice Digital Wellbeing

Leading functional-medicine expert Dr. Will Cole (@drwillcole) is on a mission to empower you to bring balance into your life with food, fitness, relationships and technology. My previous interview with Dr. Will Cole about his book “Ketotarian” and staying in your own lane was a smashing hit, and I’m excited to bring him back on Woke & Wired to chat about digital wellness, his new book The Inflammation Spectrum and more! In this episode, we cover: Why you might have inflammation even when you’re only eating healthy and what to do about it What it’s like to co-host a podcast for Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop (The Good Fellas) Why digital wellbeing is an important part of functional medicine The key piece of intuitive eating that most people are missing out on Why you have to consider bio-individuality if you want to lower inflammation in your body Demystifying wellness trends  Cultural food fatigue Why food only is not the answer to overall wellbeing  What wellness looked like in rural Pennsylvania where Dr. Cole grew up  How not to be ashamed of your healthy habits (especially for kids!) Get the ergonomic Swopper chair on swopperusa.com and use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS for 20% off on any product. Listen to my first episode with Dr. Will Cole about the success of his book Ketotarian on wokeandwired.com. Get all show notes and resources on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways (the account is currently transitioning, so if you don’t see it don’t worry, it’s coming back soon under this username!) 
10/10/201957 minutes, 16 seconds
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71: Listen To The Whisper Of Intuition & Fall In Love With Mondays – ABBI MILLER

Abbi Miller is a yoga teacher turned productivity preacher, aka a holistic business coach. Since reconnecting thanks to social media (#wired), we’ve led yoga retreats and business conferences together, and collaborated on the Biz Babe Workbooks. Abbi is a productivity queen with a generous heart. See all show notes and previous episodes on wokeandwired.com. In this episode, we talk about:  How Abbi has built a successful location independent business (without a college degree)  What her income streams are as a holistic business coach How to be a morning person How the Biz Babes Unite community was born How we turned content from in-person workshops into digital downloads and a passive stream of income What it’s like to grow up unschooling How to trust your gut again after a life-threatening experience How intuition led Abbi to her fiance Sam  Why Abbi decided to pivot from a very successful retreat business to expanding her online offerings What does understanding your moon cycle have to do with time management?  How to use systems to create freedom How to fall in love with Mondays Resources:  Biz Babe Workbooks Bundle Of 5 E-Workbooks  Monday Magic Method Download Eneogram - Erin Claire Jones episode  Ethel Studio zero waste meditation cushion Doterra Essential oils Connect with Abbi: Abbimiller.com @abbimillerholistic on Instagram Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!  
10/3/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 50 seconds
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70: Adaptogens, Superherbs and Cacao – Chocolatier and Co-Founder Of Addictive Wellness SAGE DAMMERS On Conscious Business, Candida Diet and Skin Health

Sage Dammers is the co-founder, CEO, product formulator, and chocolatier of Addictive Wellness, which makes my favorite sugar-free, keto, paleo heirloom raw chocolate with powerful adaptogens. See previous episodes and show notes on wokeandwired.com. Addictive Wellness Discount Code for my community:  If you love chocolate and want to add more adaptogens to your life, get yourself some Addictive Wellness and make sure you use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS to get 15% off. If you want to keep eating chocolate and reduce the amount of sugar you consume at the same time, this is perfect! I love the Addictive Wellness subscription with a variety of chocolate flavors, and my favorite flavor at the moment is BEAUTY with Mucuna, Tremella Mushroom, Chaga Mushroom and Blue Butterfly Pea Flower. This chocolate suits most dietary restrictions as it is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto and nut-free. In this episode, we discuss:  What is conscious entrepreneurship?  How social media played a key role in growing Addictive Wellness online business  How Sage met his life and business partner Anna Blanca (an expanding story if you’re ready to meet a partner who sees the highest version of you!)  How Sage and Anna Blanca started Addictive Wellness What are adaptogens? (Some adaptogens we cover are schizandra, chaga, reishi)  How to take adaptogens consciously All about chocolate:  Conventional chocolate VS heirloom chocolate The difference in cacao strains (GMO vs non-GMO) The benefits of chocolate Cacao as a “gateway health food” The kind of chocolate you can eat while on a candida diet What is MAO inhibitor and how does it work  Why cacao can make adaptogens more effective Is cacao psychedelic? The components in chocolate that make you feel bliss Is chocolate environmentally friendly? How to shop for consciously produced chocolate cacao products   Is “fair trade” and “organic” all that it’s hyped up to be?  And more: Sage’s go-to practice for expanded consciousness – mantras Silence and presence as a way to connect to divine guidance  What it was like growing up in a meditation center How Addictive Wellness gives back  How to heal candida, balance blood sugar and clear acne the natural way (based on Sage’s personal experience).* *Medical Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. Please consult a doctor with any questions specific to your health.  Mentioned in this episode: Gurumayi Chidvilasananda Holographic Kinetics healing modality Paul Stamets: Website, Save The Bees initiative, Interview by Tim Ferriss, Interview by Joe Rogan  Some adaptogens and supplements for skin that Sage recommends: Pau D'arco, Vitamin B5, Chaga.  Topical solution: A mask made with Apple Cider Vinegar, Rhassoul Clay, Bentonite Clay and French Green Clay (you can buy a bundle of all three here); Rose Water and Witch Hazel. CANDIDA RECOVERY - The Complete Guide on the SuperFeast Podcast About Sage Dammers: Sage Dammers is the co-founder, CEO, product formulator, and chocolatier of Addictive Wellness. Fueled by a passionate desire to help people live the ultimate life and create a better world, Sage began as a teenager seeking out information that no mainstream school could offer in the areas of nutrition and traditional herbal systems of indigenous cultures. He has developed products internationally and given lectures on peak performance nutrition in Australia, Bali, America, and France. Connect with Sage and Addictive Wellness: www.AddictiveWellness.com  www.SageDammers.com  www.YouTube.com/AddictiveWellness  www.Instragram.com/AddictiveWellness Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!  
9/26/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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69: 5 Tips For Starting A Top-Ranked Podcast | How LEON THE ALCHEMIST Got 100K+ Downloads and Made $20K In 90 Days

In this episode with biohacker Leon Hill aka Leon The Alchemist, we deconstruct the 5 tips for starting a podcast that will bring you a sense of purpose, recognition, connections and money in the bank. Leon shares how to start a podcast in 2019 and get 200K+ downloads in under 90 days, and shares psychological hacks behind creating a successful online brand. Buckle up – I took more notes while I was recording this than any other interview. Listen to the first episode I recorded with Leon Hill (#42: Bio Alchemy, Self-Love & Making $1 Million On Social Media). In this episode, we discuss: How to start a podcast in 2019 and get 100,000 monthly downloads The benefits Leon and I have seen from starting a podcast How much money can you make from a podcast in 2019? Why copying Joe Rogan and Tim Ferriss isn’t an effective strategy for starting a podcast 5 tips to create a successful podcast  How to hack podcast rankings Unpacking the psychology behind creating a successful podcast cover art An unconventional (and time-saving) way to promote your podcast on Instagram How to monetize a podcast: advertising VS your own digital products Why any branded content gets less engagement on social media  What role Leon’s girlfriend Sorelle Amore played in his podcast success  Why Leon took an extended social media break  Connect with Leon Hill:  Probably (Maybe) The Best Podcasting Course In The World bioalchemy.co @leonthealchemist Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
9/19/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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68: From Rock Bottom To A Wellness Business Of Her Dreams – The Power Of Surrender with NITIKA CHOPRA

Media personality, TV host, and wellness entrepreneur Nitika Chopra is one of the most honest people I’ve met. Every conversation with her leaves me with new knowledge, a sense of connection, and a new point of access to self-love.  In this conversation, we talk about:  How Nitika built a career in media and wellness without any connections How she got her own talk show and started an online magazine What to do when you’re going through a rock bottom moment as an entrepreneur Releasing shame The power of surrender in business When taking the pressure off yourself is the answer  The other side of manifestation that no one talks about The role that social media plays in Nitika's wellness business, and how she looks at social media strategy Growing up with and managing a chronic illness (psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis) Detaching your worth from your body How to show up in your business when it’s the last thing you want to do Building a legacy through your work  What is Chronicon and why she started it Mentioned in this episode:  Chronicon @chroniconofficial Connect with Nitika Chopra:  @nitikachopra The Point Of Pain Podcast About Nitika Chopra: Nitika Chopra has been a leader in the wellness industry since she founded her blog in 2010. As the host of the Talk Show Naturally Beautiful on Z-Living and as the on-air expert for Fresh on QVC, Nitika has always empowered women to use beauty as a tangible access point to self-love.  Known for her straight-forwarded tone and intense vulnerability, Nitika recently took everything she had learned from suffering with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for the past 27 years and created a conversation about self-love in the chronic illness community. With her experience in public speaking, her highly engaged social media following and her raw and honest writing that she shares weekly on her blog, Nitika is determined to get honest with her audience so that they can get honest with themselves in a way that truly transforms lives. You can join her at the first ever Chronicon in the fall of 2019 in New York City and daily on her instagram @NitikaChopra. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
9/13/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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67: It’s Time To Step Up, Show Up And Share Your Voice

In this solo episode, I share a message that’s been coming through very strongly in all the work I do around Conscious Social Media: How to find the courage to share your voice on the internet What to do if you’re concerned with other people’s judgments of what you share online How to make sure the time you spend on social media is on purpose Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways! See all show notes and previous episodes on wokeandwired.com.
9/7/201910 minutes, 33 seconds
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66: SARAH VON BARGEN – How She Developed A $250,000 Writing Habit + An Intentional Relationship with Money & Social Media

Sarah Von Bargen is one of the first people I found on the internet who showed me the possibility of being a successful online entrepreneur. Her website, Yes and Yes, has 13,000+ daily readers and has been featured in places like Lifehacker, Problogger, Glamour, and Forbes.com. Sarah’s mission is to help people spend their money, time, and energy on purpose. 💰⌚❤️ In this conversation, we cover:  How Sarah went from being an ESL teacher to making blogging her primary source of income  How she monetizes her blog, Yes and Yes How she developed a $250,000 writing habit Are blogs still relevant in 2019? How she scaled her online content business  How envy can help you get clear on what you want An exercise to create a more intentional and joyful relationship with money How she manifested travel experiences through social media  How to curate your social media feed to help you achieve your goals See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Mentioned in this episode: Bank Boost Course Tailwind Pinterest & Instagram Scheduler Erin Gibson Brooke Castillo’s Life Coach School Podcast  Woke & Wired #38: Be Your Own Mentor The Four Tendencies Quiz by Gretchen Rubin  Connect with Sarah von Bargen:  yesandyes.org @yesandyesblog  Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!  
9/5/201958 minutes, 48 seconds
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65: How To Create Iconic Content & Use Visualization To Grow On Instagram – TANYKA RENEE

Tanyka Renee is a true content queen – one look at her Instagram feed with over 300K followers (@tanykarenee) will get your creative juices flowing. Having traveled to 82+ countries and worked with top hotels and brands like Escada, she knows how to create captivating content. A conversation with Tanyka revealed that she’s also a master of staying present even when traveling for work – how does she do it all?  See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. In this conversation, we discuss:  How one solo backpack trip turned Tanyka Renee into a full-time travel content creator / travel Influencer How she manifested trips around the world and a partnership with Escada How to use visualization to grow your Instagram account How to create viral content on Instagram How stepping into her worth led to success Visiting high energy points around the world  How she works with brands and how she determines her Influencer rates Mentioned in this episode:  Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes @nabil  Connect with Tanyka Renee:  Tanykarenee.com @tanykarenee Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
8/29/201955 minutes, 29 seconds
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64: How To Use Human Design & Social Media To Make Your Work Visible - ERIN CLAIRE JONES

Erin Claire Jones is a leadership coach specializing in Human Design. She has been featured in Forbes, Nylon, Well+Good, mindbodygreen and more. She helps individuals and teams step into their highest potential by offering them the self-knowledge and tools to perform at the top of their personal and professional games. She has consulted for startups all over the world, built companies supporting executives, partnerships and small teams to operate more harmoniously and effectively, and conducted research on leadership challenges at 90+ early-stage companies. In this episode, we discuss:  What is human design? What does being a projector in Human Design mean? What does being a manifestor in Human Design mean? Why you don’t always need to act according to your Human Design What helped Erin build an authority in Human Design using social media Strategies on growing your social media presence for every Human Design type (Generators, Manifesting Generators, Projectors, Manifestors and Reflectors). How she plans to scale her work as a coach specializing in Human Design Connect with Erin Claire Jones: @erinclairejones erinclairejones.com/lookup (to look up your Human Design) kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
8/22/201951 minutes, 59 seconds
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63: You Are Enough – 3 Ways To Own Your Worth On Social Media & Beyond

What other people share on social media has nothing to do with your path.  In this solo episode, I share 3 ways to shift your mindset around comparison, how you express yourself and your work on social media, and the old belief that you’re “not enough”.  When I launched the first round of the Conscious Social Media Program, I had limiting beliefs in my head that it was too late to put out an online course.The program ended up being supported and promoted by way more people / podcasts / platforms I could have imagined, and I got even more students than I wished for – from The Numinous to Natalie Miles and The Dreamerie. The enrollment for the next 8-week Conscious Social Media Program kicking off September 2 is now open on and is limited. Most likely, I will not be running it live again. If you’re ready to take your online presence, your message, and your energy as a leader to the next level with the help of your inner tech (intuition) + outer tech (social media) + my presence and everything I know about building brands, positive impact and making money online, join me. ☄︎  Save your spot here.  Watch the IGTV associated with this episode here. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
8/22/201916 minutes, 10 seconds
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Creating Space: The Podcast Is Going On A Summer Break

I’ve decided to take the rest of the summer off to enjoy our new property, work on making our tiny house a home, and spend time with my family. I will still be recording episodes (with some rad guests!) this summer – make sure you subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts to not miss the new episodes in September. That also means that the Conscious Social Media Program will not be launching on July 15 as I had previously shared – instead, it will launch on September 2, 2019. You can hold your spot here!  In this short episode, I share why I’m taking this break, what I’m creating the space for, and invite you to consider what you’re ready to create space for in your life.  See all show notes and previous episodes on wokeandwired.com. Mentioned in this episode: Conscious Social Media Program Natalie Miles’ So You Think You’re Intuitive Energy Forecast – Create The Space My YouTube Channel  Instagram: @wokeandwired @breakfastcriminals @tinycabinnework Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
7/4/201913 minutes, 56 seconds
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62: Social Media Q&A – Instagram Algorithm Changes, Pinterest, SEO, Do You Need A Blog in 2019

Before going on a summer break, I’ve decided to record a much-requested Q&A episode where I answer some of the most commonly asked questions about social media.  The questions answered and topics covered in this episode are:  “I just realized that Instagram algorithms changed and no one’s seeing my posts. It’s weird and I’m curious what’s going on!” - Sage “Do you have any experience using Pinterest to drive traffic to your website? Would love to hear anything you know about the platform.” - Elaine What drives the most traffic to my websites. Pinterest vs optimizing your website’s SEO. “Do you need an active website /blog to be successful?” - Kathleen A hack for optimizing your Instagram bio. The importance of diversifying your online presence. “Any social media synchronicities you’ve experienced?” - Bonnie See all show notes and previous episodes on wokeandwired.com. Mentioned in this episode: Conscious Social Media Program Canva.com Word Swag App Evernote.com - a great tool for organizing your thoughts, gathering inspiration, clipping articles and screenshots from the Internet  Related episodes: Episode 40: Stuck On Social Media? Here’s How To Find Alignment Episode 48: How Social Media Changed My Life + 5 Intuitive Principles Episode 49: Aligned Social Media Special  Episode 61: Social Media Energy Hygiene – 5 Practices That Work Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!  
7/4/201923 minutes, 2 seconds
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61: Social Media Energy Hygiene — 5 Practices That Work

Energetic transmissions through social media are real. It’s natural that scrolling on Instagram makes you feel all sorts of feelings. You may be picking up on the energy of someone you’re following. Or maybe you have experienced getting aware of emotions within yourself that previously went unacknowledged. It’s especially true when the world or communities around you are going through major social, political and economic events. When it comes to energy exchange, social media is no different from the physical realm. Seeing a single Instagram post might leave you feeling moved and inspired, or completely wrecked. I discovered the concept of “Energy Hygiene” through a podcast on shamanism years ago, while taking my daily walk through Central Park to my then full-time job.  Energy hygiene is all about taking charge of your energy and having the tools keep your energetic field (including conscious and subconscious feelings and emotions) clear and centered. In this episode, I share the 5 tools and practices that have personally helped me keep my energy protected and clear, no matter how noisy and charged my social media feed gets. I’m sharing these with you with the intention of supporting you in using social media as a tool to help you connect and grow. This is the foundation of using social media as a manifestation tool. Mentioned in this Episode: Conscious Social Media Program with Ksenia Episode 40: Stuck On Social Media? Here’s How To Find Alignment Episode 48: How Social Media Changed My Life + 5 Intuitive Principles Episode 49: Aligned Social Media Special  Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!  
6/27/201917 minutes, 10 seconds
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60: It’s Not Business, It’s A Spiritual Journey – SUZY BATIZ, Founder of A $500+ Million Empire (Poo~Pourri and Supernatural)

10 years ago Suzy Batiz thought she was on her path to becoming a shaman, but life had other plans. As of 2019, Suzy is on the Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women in America 2019 list. Having experienced some of life’s lowest lows — poverty, sexual and domestic abuse, depression, two bankruptcies and a suicide attempt, today Batiz is transforming what it means to be alive by pushing the limits of what we think is possible. She does so through her businesses Poo~Pourri and Supernatural, as well as through her social media presence, public speaking, and an upcoming course. I met Suzy through her mentee Amy Jo Martin (and had the honor of staying at Suzy’s Dallas house mentioned here), who in turn has mentored me through the Renegade Brand Bootcamp. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. In this conversation, we discuss: Why it’s important to merge spiritual and business worlds Why “resonance” is the most important principle when choosing business ideas to pursue What Suzy loves about social media Her approach to creating a personal brand Suzy’s process for creating a businessWhat had to happen on an energetic level for Suzy to land on the Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women in America 2019 list Her take on Ayauhaska What makes Suzy a “scroll stopper” Why she’s not selfish with her ideas Mentioned in this Episode: Amy Jo Martin’s Renegade Brand Bootcamp Parnell Institute Forbes’ List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women Osho-inspired retreat Ksenia went on  
6/20/201951 minutes, 44 seconds
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59: Spirit Daughter Founder JILL WINTERSTEEN On Growing Instagram to 500K & Running A Business with The Moon Phases

Jill Wintersteen’s Instagram page @spiritdaughter is one of the top destinations for astrology and spiritual content globally. With a community of almost half a million followers, Jill uses astrology to help guide spiritual wellness through her content, New Moon and Full Moon workbooks, and curation of products on spiritdaughter.com. In this conversation, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how Jill grew her Instagram presence, how her business makes revenue and the energetic alignment practices that guide her success. See all show notes on fundedbysource.com. In this episode, we discuss: How @spiritdaughter uses intuition in business Why meditation is Jill’s #1 business advisor The type of meditation the connects Jill with her intuitive power How creating shareable content helped her grow @spiritdaughter on Instagram to almost 500K followers Transmitting consciousness via social media The impact that having a huge Instagram following has on her business Scaling an astrology-based business Why Jill runs her business according to moon cycles Why she doesn’t plan to ever outsource writing Instagram posts for @spiritdaughter. Why she deliberately doesn’t consider herself an “influencer” How to set healthy boundaries on social media and in business Connect with Jill Wintersteen: Spiritdaughter.com @spiritdaughter on Instagram Spirit Daughter on Facebook Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source (formerly Woke & Wired): 1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
6/13/201952 minutes, 59 seconds
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58: “The Acupuncture Chick” PAIGE BOURASSA

Paige Bourassa is one of my personal secret weapons to staying healthy (and sane) in New York City.  She’s the kind of acupuncturist that will make you feel energized, relaxed, entertained, heard and healed – all at the same time. Having studied Traditional Oriental Medicine, Psychology, Ayurveda and Nutrition, she helps many busy urbanites reconnect with their internal balance (concealed under many layers of stress) through her practice, Shen Medicine. In this conversation, Paige busts some popular acupuncture myths and shares her approach to entrepreneurship. See all show notes on wokeandwired.com We talk about: The reality of entrepreneurship Paige’s journey to running a popular acupuncture practice in New York City as an immigrant from Canada How to listen to nudges from the Universe Why she doesn’t follow her intuition when hiring for her practice Busting myths about acupuncture How does cupping work and why do it Paige’s relationship with social media as a human and as an entrepreneur Her experience with the Landmark Forum Books every entrepreneur should read Books Mentioned: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant The Ultimate Blueprint For An Insanely Successful Business by Keith J. Cunningham A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Connect with Paige Bourassa: Shenmedicine.com @theacuchick and @shenmedicine Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
6/5/201957 minutes, 50 seconds
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57: Bridging Ancient Wisdom & Modern Technology – Aniwa Co-Founder VIVIEN VILELA (with BENKI PIYAKO, Ashaninka Indigenous Leader)

How do we bridge ancient indigenous wisdom with modern technology? That’s the central topic of this conversation with Vivien Vilela, a spiritual healer, philanthropist, and activist. She went from being a successful model in London to the Amazon jungle, where she took a sacred oath to serve her life as a “Marakame”, one that can heal, sing and dream – a master shaman. Vivien does so through the BOA foundation and Aniwa, a gathering of 40 of the world’s most respected indigenous leaders from across the globe to share in their traditions, culture, and teachings. Aniwa takes place in Toland, MA June 5-9 this year (2019), and you get 15% off when you use code KSENIA15. This episode also has a very special appearance by Benki Piyako, a chief and shaman of the Ashaninka tribe in the Amazon. We discuss: How Vivien went from being a successful model to finding her true path in the jungle How she reintegrated in society after going through a spiritual awakening How she made money while in transition from modeling to dedicating her life to the ancient healing wisdom How to stay spiritually connected, no matter where you live Vivien’s daily rituals and practices A game-changing inner child exercise that has the potential to rewire your subconscious trauma How to unlock your manifestation powers The importance of being better stewards of the Earth What happens at the Aniwa gathering How indigenous leader Benki Piyako views media and the role it can play in elevating the consciousness of humanity Mentioned in this episode: Aniwa.co (use code KSENIA15 for 15% off June 5-9, 2019 tickets) BOA Foundation Connect with Vivien Vilela: @vivilela Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!  
5/30/201953 minutes, 16 seconds
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56: We Bought A Tiny Home! Our Adventure From NYC to Upstate New York

In this special episode, my fiance Eric and I share our adventure from being New York City dwellers to choosing to move to Upstate NY to be closer to nature. We share: How we manifested our tiny house in Upstate NY Why we’re moving into a tiny home Our favorite tiny living online resources How we’re managing our move from a big Brooklyn apartment to a tiny house that’s one third of the size How we found our real estate agent How we knew when we found the right property for us Why Eric took an earthbag home building workshop in Guatemala Why we decided against natural building (for now) How we found our bank for the mortgage Following your intuition, seeing the signs, and taking big leaps to propel your expansion as a human and as an entrepreneur Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Ksenia's email list Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
5/23/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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55: Your Value Is Not In Your Social Media Numbers – AMY JO MARTIN

Amy Jo Martin is the author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, host of the Why Not Now? Podcast, and the woman responsible for getting Shaquille O’Neal and  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on social media. Yes, she’s that kind of an OG in the social media world. I learned about Amy Jo when my friend Linda, who works at Headspace, gave me her book. 3 years after reading the book, and shortly after recording this interview, I ended up joining Amy Jo Martin’s Renegade Brand Bootcamp, which had a big impact on how I run my business.   Would you be interested in a solo episode where I share my takeaways from being in Amy Jo Martin’s bootcamp/mastermind? Please let me know in the comments below. In this conversation, we talk about: What made Amy Jo Martin shift her focus from metrics to alignment and intuition What made her shut down her digital agency and what her business looks like today The lessons she learned from running a social media business Why creating a personal brand is an inside job How to let go of what other people will think about you Why “hustle” is a romanticized concept How to not let social media metrics dictate your self-worth How to manage anxiety and connect to your inner wisdom in the noisy digital world How to set healthy boundaries with social media What role alignment and body intelligence play in her business The importance of slowing down   Why it’s important to let things happen instead of making them happen See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Mentioned in this episode: Headspace meditation app – if you’re new to the app, use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS to get 30 days free! Suzy Batiz, founder of Poo~Pourri and Amy Jo Martin’s mentor Connect with Amy Jo Martin: amyjomartin.com FB / Insta / Twitter: @amyjomartin Bootcamp: RenegadeBrandBootcamp.com Podcast: amyjomartin.com/WhyNotNow Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
5/16/20191 hour, 40 seconds
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53: Taking Chances As A Multi-Passionate Creative, Demystifying YouTube Growth & Making $$$ On Lifestyle Design Products – AILEEN XU of Lavendaire

Aileen Xu is a content creator, entrepreneur and artist of life. She makes videos, hosts a podcast, and created the Artist of Life Workbook and Daily Planner by Lavendaire. I originally found Aileen through her YouTube videos, and then we were connected by a mutual friend, Katie Dalebout. This conversation will give you a valuable behind-the-scenes glimpse into being a YouTuber and how to run a content business the smart way. We talk about:   How to grow a YouTube channel in 2019 What Aileen’s day-to-day as a content creator and YouTuber looks like How she transitioned from music to lifestyle design How long it took to grow her YouTube to a whopping 830K subscribers The mistakes she made on YouTube before finding her true tribe Being ok with being a multi passionate creative and entrepreneur What the revenue streams of her business as a content creator are The lessons she’s learned from creating sponsored content with brands How she built a business that doesn’t depend on brand sponsorships Aileen walks us through how she created the workbooks sold in her online shop and made it 50% of her overall revenue What’s more effective – Facebook and Instagram ads or influencer promotion? Why it’s vital to not obsess over your social media numbers Aileen’s daily rituals to stay grounded The most powerful lifestyle design exercise from the Artist Of Life Workbook that you can do right now How to create healthy boundaries with social media What the future of social media holds, according to Aileen See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the private Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
5/2/201955 minutes, 2 seconds
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52: Stop Worrying About What People Think & Surrender To Your Calling – ASHLEY WOOD of Manifest This!

The host of Manifest This! podcast Ashley Wood first appeared on Woke & Wired in July 2018, when she shared her journey from a hustling food blogger to stepping into her calling as a spiritual leader. Since then, her podcast and business have massively taken off, and I'm excited to give you a behind-the-scenes look into what's happened in Ashley's life in the past year. In this episode, we talk about: How to stop worrying about what other people think How everything shifts when you surrender to your divine calling The experience of growing out of your physical space and honoring the desire to move, even if it makes no sense! How to connect to your purpose What are Akashic Records exactly? How intuitive eating can help you develop your intuition An energetic practice that helped her book high-profile guests on her podcast How her business operates as a healer, teacher and a speaker, and what the revenue streams are Why she consciously chose to not monetize her podcast, Manifest This! What role her husband plays in her business How many downloads her podcast has gotten in 1.5 years See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Resources: Ashley Wood on Woke & Wired: From A Hustling Blogger To A Thriving Spiritual Leader, And A Money Manifesting Mindset Manifest This! Podcast: Ksenia Avdulova On Manifesting, Divine Timing, And Stepping Into Your Truth Manifest This! Podcast: Social Media As A Manifestation Tool With Ksenia Avdulova Connect with Ashley Wood: ashleywood.life @_ashleywood manifestthisshow.com MANIFEST THIS Soul Circle on FB Return to Yourself Program Become an ILLUMINATE Member May 18 2019 Full Moon Circle
4/25/201952 minutes, 32 seconds
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51: WELL+GOOD Co-Founder MELISSE GELULA On Purpose and Bootstrapping A Wellness Media Company to an Acquisition and a Community of 12 Million

How does one bootstrap a wellness startup from a simple website to a digital empire that has 12M monthly unique visitors and sells to a major player in the media space? In this episode, you’ll get a behind the scenes look into the rise of WELL+GOOD through the eyes of its co-founder Melisse Gelula, who went from training to be a psychoanalyst to being named one of the 9 Most Creative Entrepreneurs of 2018 by Inc Magazine. This week, the gorgeous Well+Good: 100 Healthy Recipes + Expert Advice for Better Living book is out, and my Superfood Galaxy Oatmeal recipe with moringa is included alongside names like Venus Williams, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dave Asprey (#nbd). Also, I've been honored to have been featured by WELL+GOOD on multiple occasions over the years. In this episode, we discuss: How food can be a pathway into wellness Being on the front lines of the healthy food revolution How WELL+GOOD activated 100 global wellness movers and shakers to contribute to their first book How to stand out in the wellness space How to get featured by WELL+GOOD What psychoanalysis and wellness media have in common Building a personal brand VS a media company in today’s digital landscape What role social media plays in WELL+GOOD's success Why a “backpack of purpose” and meaningfulness is a must for success See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Mentioned in this episode: Well+Good: 100 Healthy Recipes + Expert Advice for Better Living book Connect with Melisse: @melissejoy @iamwellandgood wellandgood.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
4/18/201954 minutes, 48 seconds
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50: Healing Anxiety and Burnout with Spiritual Practice, Becoming A Top “Meditation Guy” On Insight Timer – JASON MCGRICE

Jason McGrice is the man whose voice I wake up with almost every day. Nope, he’s not my fiance. Jason is a meditation teacher and spiritual healer from Adelaide, Australia, and the creator of “Morning Ritual”, my favorite guided meditation which I listen to in the morning on the Insight Timer app. this conversation, Jason and I talk about: How he became a top meditation teacher on Insight Timer, the most popular meditation app How he healed intense anxiety through his spiritual practice What impact the success of his online meditations have had on his career and life (#realtalk) The creative process and the spiritual journey behind creating online meditations The power of intention and how the digital space amplifies it How to enter a channeling state How to find a balance between strategy and divine flow in life and business How to overcome comparison and jealousy that may come up on social media Acknowledging and recovering from burnout as a healer How to run a location independent mindfulness business Finding profound moments of connection in day to day moments How he’s becoming nomadic with his family Connect with Jason McGrice: jasonmcgrice.com Jason McGrice’s Meditations and Courses on Insight Timer “Morning Ritual” Guided Meditation @jasonmcgrice Mentioned in this episode: Ksenia's Conscious Social Media Program Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief Ksenia’s TikTok: @athomewithksenia Ksenia’s YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source Podcast:  If you're moved by the podcast, share it with a friend. Share your takeaways on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
4/11/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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49: Aligned Social Media Special – Practical And Energetic Tools For Growth, Boundaries, Content Creation

In this special episode, I share the foundations of my Conscious Social Media approach through some of the most powerful outtakes from previous Woke & Wired episodes. You will hear from conscious trailblazers who seamlessly merge being modern healers and entrepreneurs with being outstanding social media content creators. You will get a peek into: Practical and energetic tools for social media growth How to create healthy boundaries with social media Aligned content creation In this episode, you will get thoughts on conscious social media from previous Woke & Wired guests: Natalie Miles, Spiritual mentor and psychic medium Sahara Rose, Ayurvedic author and host of The Highest Self Podcast Meagan Moon and Evan Rock, Co-Founders of Moon and Rock Alexandra Roxo, transformational healer Lauren Toyota, best-selling author and YouTuber Mentioned in this episode: Transform Your Relationship with Social Media on TheDreamerie.com (includes a bonus for Conscious Social Media Program) Conscious Social Media Program (registration closes April 14, 2019!) “Document not create” approach to social media content creation Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
4/4/201932 minutes, 8 seconds
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48: How Social Media Changed My Life + 5 Intuitive Principles To Master Social Media The Conscious Way | LIVE Workshop

This episode is a recording of a Conscious Social Media Workshop I led at Lead With Love conference in Aspen. I was blown away and humbled by how many people came up to me after this workshop to tell me that it transformed how they see social media. This work is truly powerful and I want it to impact as many people as possible, so I decided to share the audio from this workshop on Woke & Wired podcast! This episode includes: Why I do what I do How social media transformed my life 5 conscious social media principles that are at the root of all my work Practical tips to create aligned presence and community on social media Social media strategy Q&A session with mindful entrepreneurs at the end If you’d like to be part of my brand new 8-week Conscious Social Media program, enroll here. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways!
3/21/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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47: Dr. JOSH AXE – How Vision, Strategy & Spiritual Practice Led To 17 Million Monthly Visitors

Dr. Josh Axe’s website draxe.com comes up every time I look up nutritional information for Breakfast Criminals recipes. I’m not alone – Dr. Axe started and runs one of the world’s largest health websites in the world with 17 million monthly visitors. Talk about powerful SEO! At Woke & Wired, I’m all about the intersection of smart strategy and letting the Divine take the lead, and Dr. Josh Axe is the perfect example of exactly that. In this very special episode, we cover: The steps Dr. Axe took to grow a newsletter for his patients into one of the world’s largest health websites Dr. Axe’s social media strategy and systems that led to millions of followers across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook How DrAxe.com is monetized What his morning routine and day to day looks like How Dr. Axe’s spiritual practice has impacted his business Why he makes his team create vision boards How his mom’s cancer diagnosis drove him to get into alternative medicine, and how a variation of Keto diet contributed to her healing cancer naturally Busting Keto myths: what it is and what is not How his expertise in Chinese herbs and Ayurveda informs his product formulations Why giving anything you do 100% is a must The importance of saying no What personal growth has to do with being of service What Dr. Axe looks for when hiring See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Conscious Social Media Program
3/14/201950 minutes, 51 seconds
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46: Business As A Tool For Spiritual Growth | How She Used Social Media To 20x Her Business – Rasa Founder LOPA VAN DER MERSCH

This one time, a shaman told me to avoid caffeine for 3 weeks after a powerful energetic clearing. No coffee, no green tea, no nothing. After tasting one too many coffee alternatives that tasted really, really bad, I discovered Rasa on Instagram. Since then, I’ve become an avid supporter and unofficial ambassador of the brand, and its incredible products that are organic, sustainable, functional AND delicious. I’ve also become a huge fan of Rasa’s founder Lopa van der Mersch – and that’s without even knowing her mind-blowing story (which she shares in this conversation). Trust me, this episode is a special one and will take you to new dimensions of understanding business as a spiritual practice, and social media as a tool for expansion. Use code BREAKFASTCRIMINALS on wearerasa.com to get 15% off my favorite Rasa adaptogenic coffee alternative In this episode, we discuss: What Lopa’s personal spiritual journey has to do with her business growing 20x in less than a year How she dropped out of school, lived in a jungle in Costa Rica, escaped a spiritual cult, made money dancing, worked with the UN and Richard Branson, and spoke at TEDx – all in one lifetime The importance of doing business from a place of truth and integrity The instrumental role that social media plays in the rapid growth of Rasa How to combine strategic business mindset with Divine guidance Being guided by plant wisdom Accessing new dimensions of consciousness and applying that to business How to use social media to challenge your beliefs and develop compassion Entering a new paradigm where spirituality and business fuel each other Business as a path to growth and personal development Lopa’s path to self-love Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
3/7/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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45: How To Stay Connected With Yourself In This Digital World – EMILY SCHILDT

Emily Schildt is a storyteller and a brand marketer whose work has been featured in Fast Company, Time, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Refinery29 and includes clients: Aloha, KIND, Ugly, Lavva, Fairlife, Zocdoc, Diane von Furstenberg, and Pret a Manger. She’s also one of the people responsible for Chobani’s trailblazing digital success. I met Emily through being invited to a food conference she co-founded, Bitten. Last year Emily wrote a powerful piece that invites you to look at dining alone as a reason for celebration – that’s when I knew I wanted to have her on the podcast. In this episode, we discuss: Being ok with doing many things at once in your career Finding the alignment between lucrative projects and soul-fulfilling ones Why dining alone should be celebrated How to set healthy boundaries with technology A “phone diet” that can help you be more present How the digital landscape is changing and where Instagram is going Can traveling for pleasure and working at the same time work? Her top 3 New York restaurants See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Emily: @emilyschildt Sourdough Communications Studio Pop Up Grocer www.emilycarterschildt.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
2/28/201957 minutes, 41 seconds
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44: How Fasting, Psychedelics & Social Media Can Make You Healthier – DR. MOLLY MALOOF

Dr. Molly Maloof is a physician, a pioneer in digital health, and an entrepreneur committed to cultivating global wellness consciousness. We met during Reality Wellness leadership trip to Israel, and bonded over a self-love conversation during a long bus trip. Molly is innovative, bright and extremely knowledgeable. Enjoy this conversation!  DISCLAIMER: The content of this episode may be triggering if you have a history of disordered eating. Fasting should be done under medical supervision, especially if you have suffered from this kind of affliction present or past. This podcast is for informational purposes only and not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. Some of the topics we cover in this episode are: How Dr. Molly quit her job as a pediatrician, doubled her income and halved her hours in one trip to Burning Man What role social media is playing modernization of medicine Why health technology is going to take over health care The upsides and downsides of fasting and keto diet, and the challenges it may raise for women Her recipe for creating success and what meditation has to do with it (everything!) The role that psychedelics played in her designing the successful career she has today Her daily routines and rituals Her manifestation process The importance of focusing on what’s essential How to not be a slave to your email inbox How to build resilience through community See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Dr. Molly Maloof: www.drmolly.co @drmolly.co on Instagram Molly Maloof MD on Facebook Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
2/21/201956 minutes, 59 seconds
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43: Trust Your Intuition – NATALIE MILES

Spiritual mentor and psychic medium Natalie Miles is the real deal. Everything she’s shared with me so far has come true, and her podcast “So You Think You’re Intuitive” has been my go-to for connecting to my own intuition. She makes intuition relatable, and shares real examples from her own life, delivering very important work in an accessible way. In this episode, we discuss: How to heighten your intuition A practical exercise on connecting to your intuition when you need to make a specific choice Intuition and business How Natalie transitioned from film industry into being a full time psychic and what it took How to know it’s time to leave your full-time job What to do if your partner isn’t supportive of your work How to set boundaries with social media and specifically Instagram See all show notes on wokeandwired.com. Connect with Natalie Miles: Podcast- www.soyouthinkyouareintuitive.com/ Website- www.natalie-miles.com Instagram- @iamnataliemiles   Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
2/14/20191 hour, 9 seconds
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42: Bio Alchemy, Self-Love & Making $1 Million On Social Media - LEON HILL aka aka Leon The Alchemist

Leon Hill aka Leon The Alchemist went from growing up on a farm with solar power and no internet to starting a social media marketing company at the age of 23 and making $1 million in the first 9 months. After creating viral digital marketing campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, he’s shifting his attention to biohacking. On his new daily podcast Bio Alchemy, Leon has conversations with some of today’s top thinkers in the field. I first got to know Leon Hill as the “handsome boyfriendo” of Sorelle Amore on YouTube, but after seeing the words “biohacker, herbalist, entrepreneur” on his Instagram profile, I knew I had to have him as a guest. Leon is the epitome of living a Woke & Wired life in which we’re connected to ourselves, our spiritual growth and the Earth underneath our feet, and at the same time use social media to create success and freedom. This episode is a special one and contains powerful inspiration and practical wisdom on how to build a brand in today's social media landscape. Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
2/7/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 7 seconds
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41: Developing Self-Trust and Confidence, The Metaphysical Way – TRENT RHODES

I met Trent Rhodes at a cacao ceremony at the Assemblage, and after a few short conversations about writing, creativity and metaphysics, I knew I had to bring him on as a guest on the podcast. Trent is a Career Development Consultant, Literary Artist and a Metaphysician committed to empowering people to manifest ancient wisdom into the contemporary world. He’s an educator and the author of the 5 star-rated book Survive and Thrive Handbook For College Students. In this episode, we discuss: How your thoughts impact your body, mind and what you manifest How to use imagination to create a powerful self-image Emotional mastery Developing self-confidence and self-worth as an entrepreneur How to solve problems creatively from a vibrational standpoint Why marketing is a metaphysical practice Balancing a daytime job with an empowerment consulting business Practical visualization and breathwork exercises for entrepreneurs Being intentional about the vibration you put out there when you share your work online How to develop business intuition See all show notes on wokeandwired.com.
1/31/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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40: Stuck On Social Media? Here’s How To Find Alignment

Are the days of joy and excitement on Instagram gone? Is it all a mindless scrolling game now won by bots? I don’t think so. This episode is for you, the confused business owner, the disheartened health coach, the stuck influencer. And really for anyone who understands the value of having a powerful online presence. As someone whose full-time job depends on creating content (@breakfastcriminals @wokeandwired @crystalcriminals), I’ve experienced a full range of emotions towards social media – from elated joy (that one time I was selected to be on a cereal box cover nationwide because of my Instagram) to deep confusion and burnout (when I get 50 emails from brands in one week, and all of them want me to create content for free). At the end of the day, here’s what keeps me going: remembering that Instagram is just a tool to accomplish what I’m committed to in my life and business, and not be all end all. It’s a tool that helped me create multiple businesses, get paid to travel around the world, and interview today’s top thinkers on Woke & Wired podcast. Here, I will share with you what helps me replace burnout and apathy for CLARITY and ACTION. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
1/26/201929 minutes, 23 seconds
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39: Award Winning Writer & Director TOPAZ ADIZES on Storytelling and Human Connection In The Digital Age

39: Award Winning Writer & Director TOPAZ ADIZES on Storytelling and Human Connection In The Digital Age   I met the award winning writer and director +  the founder of The Skin Deep Topaz Adizes at a yoga and QiGong training, which he was documenting. He struck me with the depth of his presence, and a few years later I found myself at Grace Retreat, an immersive 5-day experience that he designed. To say it was life-changing would be an understatement, and you can feel it in my vlog about it. In this episode, Topaz and I cover: Why he calls himself a "storybreaker" How technology affects the emotional experience of life Dating in the digital age What we can learn from how The Skin Deep videos where shared on social media when it went viral Why business skills are vital for an artistic person How The Skin Deep created 170K in revenue in under 1 year with their 2-person team using Shopify The transformational power of storytelling What happens at Grace Retreat An appreciation jar ritual to capture memories with your coworkers and loved ones See all show notes and links on wokeandwired.com.  Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. Tag me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
1/24/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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38: Be Your Own Mentor – Intuitive Business Thoughts with KSENIA

Are you looking for a mentor? Do you find yourself seeking external validation when it comes to your business? I’ve been there. In the past year, I’ve learned how to access my own inner mentor by developing my intuition. It’s awesome to have mentors and coaches that will challenge you to grow, but if you don’t spend the time tuning up your own compass, it’s not going to feel 100% aligned. In this episode, I share my experience and invite you to pick a project this year and let it be guided entirely by your own inner mentor. I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the Woke & Wired Facebook group, or email me [email protected]. I also invite you to send in your Qs and request for the next solo episodes. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Subscribe, rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Join the closed Woke & Wired Facebook group. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
1/19/201913 minutes, 32 seconds
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37: AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS – We’re Not Here To Acquire, We’re Here To Become | Let Go Of The Things That Aren’t Meant For You

I met the best-selling author and motivational speaker Agapi Stassinipoulos at the WELL Summit, where we both spoke. Her keynote blew me away and left me feeling vulnerable, empowered and connected. I ran into Agapi again when her sister Arianna Huffington was hosting a breakfast at their Soho apartment. Agapi is a bright beam of light, and I learned a powerful lesson in believing in my work from her. The 5-minute meditation that she shares in this episode is guaranteed to shift your state and bring confident ease into your presence. In this conversation, we discuss: How experiencing failure in her acting career led her to her spiritual journey Allowing vs hustling Lessons in money and the karma of finances How to allow your soul to come in and give you answers How to believe in yourself and your work How to overcome failure How to trust that everything’s unfolding the way it should be The importance of surrounding yourself with people who believe in you How to raise your vibration and shift your consciousness Agapi’s take on social media strategy Loving yourself by forgiving yourself Watch the powerful 5-minute meditation from this episode on YouTube. See all show notes from the episode on wokeandwired.com.
1/17/20191 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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36: Behind The Success Of Dr. WILL COLE’s “Ketotarian” – How To Feel Aligned & Stay In Your Own Lane | You Can’t Heal A Body You Hate

Have you heard of Dr. Will Cole’s book “Ketotarian”? It’s been shared by everyone from Dr. Axe to goop and Glossier’s Emily Weiss. Ketotarian is not just another diet book, but a body of work that invites you to establish a powerful mind-body connection and love your body enough to nourish it with good foods. In this conversation, Dr. Will Cole and I cover subjects he hasn’t covered in any other interviews. We talk about: Why his office starts the day with a meditation How being aligned on a personal level has impacted his business What Dr. Will Cole’s day-to-day as a functional medicine doctor looks like How he decided to launch his online courses What role social media plays in his business The understated tea that he drinks every morning How to deal with comparison on social media and stay in your own lane Practical tools for feeling aligned What exactly is Ketotarian, a plant-centric approach to eating You can’t heal a body you hate: the powerful role that mindset plays in your health Why learning to love yourself is an important part of wellness See show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Dr. Will Cole:  https://drwillcole.com/ https://drwillcole.com/ketotarian/ @drwillcole Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
1/10/201959 minutes, 42 seconds
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35: How SAHARA ROSE Used Mindset + Alignment + Social Media To Build A Thriving Online Business and A Top Spirituality Podcast

I met Sahara Rose on Instagram (of course!) many years ago. What we had in common was food blogging – that's how both of us started our online businesses. Since then, Sahara has transitioned from being a raw vegan blogger to being one of the top Ayurvedic authors and a successful entrepreneur that guides people to pave their path to freedom, joy and purpose through her online programs. In this episode, Sahara Rose shares her story of overcoming challenges to get to where she is today. We discuss: How she went from being a raw vegan blogger to healing her body with Ayurveda How that led her to following the calling to modernize Ayurveda How she powerfully chose the path of Ayurveda over law school How to connect to your inner voice The real money talk behind building her Ayurvedic content and online courses empire How she published a book with Penguin Random House Why she recommends self-publishing to anyone thinking of writing a book How she started creating passive income and wealth by giving up one-on-one health coaching sessions to launch online courses The most simple way to launch an online program with no experience How Sahara Rose pivoted her social media account from food to lifestyle (from @eatfeelfresh to @iamsahararose) The benefit of having your main instagram account under your real name How she grew her Instagram by almost 100K followers in a year Seeing Instagram as a sacred space How to set boundaries with social media and not get too energetically involved with it How to protect your energy on social media Entrepreneurship from an Ayurvedic lens  Mentioned in this episode: Sahara Rose’s Podcasting Headset with Noise Cancelling Mic Sahara’s Abundance Mindset Masterclass Crystal Criminals - Crystals IRL course Connect with Sahara Rose: Instagram @iamsahararose Dosha quiz: iamsahararose.com HighestSelfPodcast.com Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. See more episodes and show notes on wokeandwired.com DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
1/3/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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34: Hacking Social Media, Life & Business with Intuition (Katie Hess Interviews KSENIA AVDULOVA)

This is a special episode that features my friend Katie Hess, founder of LOTUSWEI. In this conversation, Katie actually interviews me – this is an audio from Katie’s FLOWERLOUNGE podcast.  See show notes here. Some of the things we talk about are: How a broken heart, sleeping on a couch, and being kindly asked to leave the country led me to my path and current career The journey to the @breakfastcriminals Instagram success The balance between being present and sharing on social media How cultivating depth outside social media can promote endless possibilities How to successfully run both a personal Instagram account and a business account Some of the biggest challenges I’ve faced on social media What to do when your work and/or social media doesn’t feel exciting anymore The importance of having a life on social media How to avoid creative burnout Mentioned in this episode: Ksenia interviews Katie Hess for Woke & Wired (listen or watch it) Ksenia.nyc for social media offerings My video from the Amazon acai jungle Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
12/27/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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33: MEAGAN MOON and EVAN ROCK – Be The Alchemist Of Your Reality! Off-Grid Living In Hawaii, How To Build A Business On YouTube, Plant Medicine

Evan Rock left a high-power real estate job in LA to live off-grid in Hawaii, while sharing his inner journey through it all on YouTube. His wife Megan Moon left a job at one of NYC’s hottest organic meal delivery companies to join Evan in Hawaii, and now they’re building a family business using YouTube and Instagram. Moon and Rock share a holistic world of inner and outer alchemy through online content and products, offering their 58K+ YouTube subscribers a glimpse into their jungle living – not just the pretty moments, but also the dark and difficult moments of being human that lead to growth and transcendence. I had the pleasure of meeting Meagan many moons ago in New York, and then visiting Evan in Hawaii, and following their journey has expanded my vision of what’s possible. I hope this conversation moves you as much as it moved me! In this episode, we discuss: How Evan Rock and Meagan Moon met thanks to YouTube How the Moon and Rock business started Evan and Meagan’s Morning rituals that makes a world of a difference How Evan went from being a high-powered real estate executive in Los Angeles to living off-grid and diving into philosophy and meditation and sharing it all on YouTube How YouTube helped Evan write a book What Evan did to build two successful YouTube channels The sacrifices it takes to be in a relationship How to be in an expansive partnership How Meagan took over Evan’s YouTube channel and grew it from 20K to 50K after being a private person with no social media presence What stopped Meagan from sharing on social media for many years, and how she broke her limiting beliefs by posting 30 videos in 30 days The biggest mistake many people make on social media Using the dark moments as your tool to grow and transcend Why comparison isn’t necessarily a bad thing Meagan’s social media strategy on Instagram and YouTube Practical YouTube growth tips How they work as a team on the production of their YouTube content to build their family business What’s next for Moon and Rock Meagan’s take on sponsored posts How they set boundaries with social media See all show notes on wokeandwired.com Connect with Meagan Moon and Evan Rock: moonandrock.com @meagan_moon @evan.rock Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
12/20/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 34 seconds
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32: MATT BELAIR – What’s Meaningful To You? Redefine Success and Reach Your Highest Potential With 3 Acts Of Kindness

Matt Belair went from being a snowboard bum to a host of a top spirituality podcast (Master Mind, Body and Spirit Show) and a best-selling author. The thing that hasn’t changed is his love for martial arts, his open mind, and a strong desire to find the most effective tools and practices for self-mastery and positive impact on humanity. In this very special and motivational conversation, we talk about: The most effective practices that he’s learned from years of testing and interviewing top performers and spiritual leaders How doing 3 acts of kindness every day can transform your life How to achieve your goals from a state of fulfillment The sacrifices it takes to follow your dream Matt’s personal top practices for connecting with the spirit Native American wisdom he’s learned from David Lonebear Spirituality, social media and entrepreneurship   How Matt started his top-rated podcast, Master Mind, Body and Spirit Show His experience reintegrating back into the world after Burning Man A journaling exercise to expand your consciousness How to set boundaries with technology and your phone The life-changing power of morning rituals Matt’s relationship with money and the sacrifice it took to follow his dream The path of materialism and how to get over it Redefining success How shamanic death ritual changed his life   Show notes and quotes: https://wokeandwired.com/matt-belair-redefine-success-and-reach-your-highest-potential-through-3-acts-of-kindness   Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
12/13/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 25 seconds
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31: MEGAN BRUNEAU – How Perfectionism Holds You Back From Making It Big And How To Develop Self-Compassion In The Age Of Instagram

Megan Bruneau is a therapist, entrepreneur and podcast host with over 12 years of counseling behind her back. She is known for being transparent about sharing her own story of eating disorder, anxiety and perfectionism. Through her writing and speaking, Megan has created a platform where she shares stories of challenge, shame and failure (her own and today’s top entrepreneurs) on a personal and entrepreneurial level. Her mission to empower you to like yourself, follow your dreams and make it big. See all show notes here.  In this conversation, we discuss: Megan’s journey from a licensed therapist to being an entrepreneur, a coach, a writer and a speaker How she juggles it all and how she plans to scale The relationship between spirituality, entrepreneurship and personal development Managing anxiety and depression Her discomfort with being perceived as an influencer Redefining being an influencer Her experience with the diet culture and weight loss messaging on social media The importance of viewing social media critically Seeing beauty in the mundane How Megan got 3,500 followers overnight after Melissa Hartwig mentioned her Bringing compassion and normalcy into social media The mistakes she made that prevented her Instagram growth How she became a MindBodyGreen contributor How she moved to New York How perfectionism may be holding you back in your life and how to move forward Why positive thinking doesn’t always work and what to do about it   Mentioned in this episode: Megan’s podcast, The Failure Factor Mark Groves @createthelove Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff Connect with Megan Bruneau: meganbruneau.com @meganjbruneau Facebook Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
12/6/20181 hour, 9 minutes
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30: CHINAE ALEXANDER – How No Strategy and Taking Risks Got Her 146K Instagram Followers and A Successful Business

Chinae Alexander knows her makeup, her worth, and how to build a community that cares. She’s a badass entrepreneur, writer and speaker. We connected years ago (we share the story on the podcast), and I’ve watched her successfully pivot from being a fitness Instagrammer to a lifestyle personality and businesswoman. When we spoke together on a WELL Summit panel, I knew I needed to get her on my podcast, so here we go! In this episode, we discuss: How we met at an influencer event and the big global brand deal Chinae has manifested since Being an influencer on a mission to change the world The social media strategy that got her 146K Instagram followers Creating an online community that’s interested in more than your transformation photos Pivoting from a fitness blogger to a lifestyle personality signed with one of the top talent agencies The real reason she does IRL meetups with her followers Her plans to be in politics How she turned her social media presence into business when she was just starting out How to grow your business as a control freak Chinae’s ethnicity A refreshing take on sponsored content Chinae's take on Flat Tummy Tea Why it’s important to take your job as an influencer seriously Why it’s more important to engage with sponsored content then regular content Her tips for creating aligned brand partnerships (both for brands and influencers) How to charge what you’re worth The importance of investing money back into your business Getting Instagram verified Connect with Chinae: @chinaealexander chinaealexander.com YouTube: Chinae Alexander See all show notes here.  Watch the video version of this in-person interview on YouTube.  If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes.
11/29/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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29: Where You Are Is Where You're Meant To Be – Slow Down To Step Into Your (Witchy) Intuitive Power with Nutritionist Turned Psychic CHLOE ELGAR

Intuitive healer Chloe Elgar started her business journey as a holistic nutritionist and was quite successful at it. She had a history of severe eating disorders herself, which made her very good at helping others find peace with food. The problem was, somewhere deep inside she knew that it wasn’t fully aligned with who she was. It wasn’t until she was hit by a car that she responded to the wake-up call to slow down, listen to her intuition and pivot her business to being an intuitive guide, a superpower she was connected to since she was a child. In this episode, we discuss: Using psychology and holistic nutrition to heal your relationship with your body How Chloe was visited by spirits as a child Running a successful holistic nutrition and finding the courage to admit that it wasn’t aligned The important power of rest Pivoting her brand and social media presence from food to being a psychic guide Tools you can start developing now to connect to your intuition How the emotions you’re experiencing are an indicator of your alignment Fear VS not being in alignment Her experience going to Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed’s writing retreat What she learned from podcasting How she started her blog Chloe's Countertop overnight How to set boundaries with social media Chloe’s relationship with money Redefining “witchy” Connect with Chloe Elgar: @channeledbychloe channeledbychloe.com Chloe's Book Connect with Ksenia:  Courses and Programs: Conscious Social Media Method Podcast Instagram: @fundedbysource Ksenia’s Instagram: @athomewithksenia @ksenia.brief TikTok: @athomewithksenia YouTube Channel Share Funded by Source:  1. If you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend or on Instagram stories and tag @fundedbysource. 2. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. 3. Join my email list to know about upcoming workshops and more. 4. Visit fundedbysource.com. 5. Subscribe, rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts.
11/22/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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28 Pt. 2: AARONA LEA – Navigating Business As A Sensitive Person, Working Smarter Not Harder, Money Mindset

Aarona Lea is the founder of the Moon Deck, an interactive oracle card set that that serves as a tool to connect to your intuition through the path of self-love and ritual, and shares insights on growth, purpose, transformation, practice, and creativity. I use my Moon Deck almost daily (it’s one of the best oracle decks out there for everyone) and have been virtual friends with Aarona via Instagram for years. We recently met in person, and in this episode, you get to fall in love with Aarona and learn from her courageous, vulnerable journey of ritualizing emotional health while building a business committed to making money and taking care of people and planet at the same time. In this episode (it comes in 2 parts - make sure you listen to both), we talk about: Navigating the world and business as an emotionally sensitive and intuitive person The power of daily rituals for emotional health and ritualizing emotional health Healing grief and resentment How The Moon Deck business was born by raising $50K on Kickstarter Running a conscious business that makes money and takes care of people Working smarter not harder Advice on maintaining a healthy relationship with your business partners Bringing the feminine energy into business Her relationship with social media Honoring yogic traditions External self-care on Instagram vs internal self-care The importance of community Her lessons in leadership as a creative and intuitive entrepreneur How to choose a money mindset that empowers you to know what you’re worth Resources: Myrah Penaloza - kundalini yoga teacher Mountain Rose Herbs to add to your coffee The Moon Deck on Amazon The Moon Deck ritual on Breakfast Criminals IGTV Ksenia’s Path of Love retreat review video Ruby Warrington of The Numinous on Woke and Wired podcast Connect with Aarona Lea: aaronalea.com themoondeck.com @aarona.lea @the_moondeck Facebook About Aarona Lea: author &  co-creator of The Moon Deck emotional health advocate, speaker, & author yoga and ritual wellness teacher Inspired by 23 years of yoga, 14 years as a yoga teacher and wellness adviser, a BFA in photography,  and a love of writing and travel - Aarona is deeply inspired to share her growth and tools with others.   Starting her healing journey as a child, Aarona had a natural pull towards spirit and magic which helped her to feel safe and connected during unstable times. Her curiosity led her on a life-long path of study, practice, and ritual where she explored the shadowy depths of healing trauma, recovered from bulimia and chronic binge/cleanse cycles, and continues to help normalize conversations around emotional health. She’s influenced by several yoga traditions and personal-development roadmaps which have consistently guided her to healing and purpose through the path of self-love. As the author and co-creator of 'The Moon Deck', Aarona teaches practices and rituals to help bring balance and perspective to life's greatest breaths and is on a mission to creatively collaborate with other conscious change-makers. Aarona offers private and group Intuitive Oracle Readings with The Moon Deck, facilitates empowering workshops and retreats worldwide, teaches yoga classes in LA and NYC, and runs The Moon Deck biz full time.  She's been featured in Mind Body Green, Free People BLDG25 Blog, New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, Teach.Yoga, The Beauty Book, The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, Fréttblaðið of Iceland, Times of India, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, AlignYo, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio. Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
11/15/201841 minutes, 19 seconds
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28 Pt. 1: AARONA LEA – The Moon Deck Founder On Ritualizing Emotional Health, Being A Conscious Entrepreneur, Social Media

 Aarona Lea is the founder of the Moon Deck, an interactive oracle card set that that serves as a tool to connect to your intuition through the path of self-love and ritual, and shares insights on growth, purpose, transformation, practice, and creativity. I use my Moon Deck almost daily (it’s one of the best oracle decks out there for everyone) and have been virtual friends with Aarona via Instagram for years. We recently met in person, and in this episode, you get to fall in love with Aarona and learn from her courageous, vulnerable journey of ritualizing emotional health while building a business committed to making money and taking care of people and planet at the same time. In this episode (it comes in 2 parts - make sure you listen to both), we talk about: Navigating the world and business as an emotionally sensitive and intuitive person The power of daily rituals for emotional health and ritualizing emotional health Healing grief and resentment How The Moon Deck business was born by raising $50K on Kickstarter Running a conscious business that makes money and takes care of people Working smarter not harder Advice on maintaining a healthy relationship with your business partners Bringing the feminine energy into business Her relationship with social media Honoring yogic traditions External self-care on Instagram vs internal self-care The importance of community Her lessons in leadership as a creative and intuitive entrepreneur How to choose a money mindset that empowers you to know what you’re worth Resources: Myrah Penaloza - kundalini yoga teacher Mountain Rose Herbs to add to your coffee The Moon Deck on Amazon The Moon Deck ritual on Breakfast Criminals IGTV Ksenia’s Path of Love retreat review video Ruby Warrington of The Numinous on Woke and Wired podcast Connect with Aarona Lea: aaronalea.com themoondeck.com @aarona.lea @the_moondeck Facebook About Aarona Lea: author &  co-creator of The Moon Deck emotional health advocate, speaker, & author yoga and ritual wellness teacher Inspired by 23 years of yoga, 14 years as a yoga teacher and wellness adviser, a BFA in photography,  and a love of writing and travel - Aarona is deeply inspired to share her growth and tools with others.   Starting her healing journey as a child, Aarona had a natural pull towards spirit and magic which helped her to feel safe and connected during unstable times. Her curiosity led her on a life-long path of study, practice, and ritual where she explored the shadowy depths of healing trauma, recovered from bulimia and chronic binge/cleanse cycles, and continues to help normalize conversations around emotional health. She’s influenced by several yoga traditions and personal-development roadmaps which have consistently guided her to healing and purpose through the path of self-love. As the author and co-creator of 'The Moon Deck', Aarona teaches practices and rituals to help bring balance and perspective to life's greatest breaths and is on a mission to creatively collaborate with other conscious change-makers. Aarona offers private and group Intuitive Oracle Readings with The Moon Deck, facilitates empowering workshops and retreats worldwide, teaches yoga classes in LA and NYC, and runs The Moon Deck biz full time.  She's been featured in Mind Body Green, Free People BLDG25 Blog, New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, Teach.Yoga, The Beauty Book, The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, Fréttblaðið of Iceland, Times of India, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, AlignYo, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio. Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
11/15/201838 minutes, 44 seconds
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27: Entrepreneur and Curve Model DANIKA BRYSHA – How Loving Her Body and Having A Morning Routine Transformed Her Life and Business

Danika Brysha is a positive force to be reckoned with. Danika is a self-care and wellness personality, founder and CEO of a healthy meal delivery service Model Meals, founder of the Brunch Series self-care and empowerment events and curve model with IMG. She openly shares her journey of recovering from bulimia and food addiction, living a minimal lifestyle in a 240-square food bus and finding peace in her body. In this episode, we talk about: How she went from being in debt and living in her parents' garage to being debt-free, meeting her dream boyfriend and employing 30 people Living a minimal nomadic lifestyle on a bus with her boyfriend Chef Bill Haley and English Mastiff Kingsley Danika’s morning routine and the Daily Self-Care Checklist How she found peace in her body as a curve model and what it took The mindset that catapulted Danika’s modeling career How to manifest the life you want The role that social media plays in Danika’s business Setting boundaries when running a business with your romantic partner Mentioned in this episode: Model Meals Whole 30/Paleo-approved meal delivery service The Brunch Series events Danika's morning routine takeover on @breakfastcirminals Danika’s Daily Self-Care Checklist The Bucket List Family The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul book by Danielle LaPorte Interview with Ksenia about nomadic lifestyle on That's So Retrograde Connect with Danika: Instagram: @danikabrysha danikabrysha.com Danika Brysha on YouTube Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
11/8/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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26: How To Build A Business with Love and Human Connection – 29-year-old VC MASHA DROKOVA

As the founder and general partner of Day One Ventures, Masha Drokova travels the world advising and investing into some of the most innovative companies. But there’s a catch: this 29-year-old VC (and a personal friend) only invests into what she calls “empathetic founders”, and uses love and connection to build better businesses. In this episode, Masha openly shares about meditation and other practices that have transformed her life, and have set her on a path to spreading love and human connection everywhere she goes (while building businesses). Masha is disrupting both VC and PR industries by bringing human connection forward, and I guarantee that this episode will inspire you to start meditating (or up your practice). In this episode, we talk about: What love has to do with business How Masha combines her connection with “the Divine” with running a business How she had it all, but didn’t feel happy until a trip to Peru The morning and evening rituals she does to stay connected Her experience with Vipassana meditation retreat How she became an angel investor How her first angel investment exit was 10x How she chooses founders and companies to invest in A sexual energy study-based retreat that changed her life How to feel more alive The importance of taking more risks   Masha Drokova’s life principles: Love. Never do what you don’t want to. Be open to the unknown. Always help others.   Connect with Masha: @mashadrokova on Twitter @mashadrokova on Instagram http://dayoneventures.co   Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
11/1/201843 minutes, 14 seconds
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25: LAUREN TOYOTA – How To Get 100K Subscribers On YouTube In Less Than 1 Year (Alignment Over Strategy, LoA, Meditation, Boundaries, Crystals)

As soon as I came across Lauren Toyota’s YouTube channel and saw her video on manifestation from 2015, I knew I had to have her on Woke and Wired. I’m super excited to be creating more videos lately, and it was so special to connect with someone who is also into the world of vlogging and mindset/consciousness at the same time. In this super fun interview, TV personality, media star and best selling author of “Vegan Comfort Classics” Lauren Toyota and I talk about: Lauren’s journey from traditional to YouTube (which she was at first resistant to!) How being clear with the Universe on what she wants helped her grow her YouTube channel to 100K subscribers in 1 year Food as a way to express your creativity Manifesting your dream job and growing out of it Lessons Lauren has learned from running a massive YouTube food platform The one practice that helped her make more money on her online business Her manifestation process What role intuition has played in her building a huge online platform and an online business A daily ritual that helps Lauren develop deeper alignment and stronger intuition How to grow your team as an online entrepreneur How to deal with overwhelm Embracing change as a vlogger How to serve your social media community while taking care of yourself first Creating boundaries with social media and her experience sharing her relationship on YouTube How she works with crystals Connect with Lauren: @laurentoyota and @hotforfood Lauren In Real Life YouTube channel Hot For Food YouTube Channel laurentoyota.com hotforfoodblog.com Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face on Amazon   Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes.
10/25/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 40 seconds
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24: ALEXANDRA ROXO – A Rule-Breaking, Tantric Approach To Entrepreneurship and Instagram Growth

I met film director turned transformational healer Alexandra Roxo through Ruby Warrington, the guest on episode 3 of Woke and Wired podcast (they’re the co-founders of the Moon Club). As soon as I saw her, I knew that I was meant to connect deeper with this fiery, sensual, deeply present woman. I have run into Alexandra several times at the Assemblage, where we recently did a sacred cacao ceremony together. Her vulnerability and artistic way of expressing her truth and her teachings are potent and refreshing, and I’m very excited to share them with you. In this conversation, we talk about: How Alexandra went from austere yogic practice to ecstasy The interconnection between sex, money and creativity Alexandra’s manifestation process A key element in manifestation that’s often overlooked Embracing your feminine fire One exercise you can do to create more power in your sacral chakra, the center of creativity where the divine life force enters the body How an ayahuasca ceremony led her to pivot from a career as a director to bring a spiritual coach What actions she took to turn her coaching into a successful business Behind the scenes of her powerful and acclaimed online presence How sharing her heart on Instagram daily has created her business with no email list or funnels Energetic practices that will help you raise your rates and feel confident about receiving money The tantric way of looking at social media and online entrepreneurship The importance of letting yourself take baby steps in your personal growth Why it’s important to have a coach   Connect with Alexandra Roxo: @alexandraroxo alexandraroxo.com Moon Club Membership - free month How To Embody Your Feminine Fire Moon Club Master Class - use code MOONLOVE20 for 20% off until 10/31 midnight pst Mentioned in this episode: Coach that Alexandra worked with – David, thebusinessmonk.com About Alexandra Roxo: Alexandra Roxo is a transformational mentor, healer, writer, and artist who is extremely passionate about empowering women.  Her writing on personal growth and female empowerment, the divine feminine resurgence, moon ritual, and modern spirituality can be read on Girl Boss.com. Teen Vogue, Mind Body Green, and more. She has been featured in many publications for her deep, sensual, and raw approach to healing and transformation, and has also been named a "modern spiritual leader" by Well + Good.   She was called to find a way to share her spiritual work with women in places in the world where there is less access to workshops and classes and retreats so together with Ruby Warrington she created the online community Moon Club, which consists of hundreds of women worldwide who attend monthly online rituals, empowerment talks, and are guided by in journey and breathwork practices. Alexandra has been called to help women find their voices, release limiting beliefs imposed by society, and come home to their true nature for as long as she can remember.  She currently works with clients one on one and in groups, empowering and guiding them on their spiritual paths, leading events and retreats across the world, and writing daily empowering messages online. She has helped and inspired thousands of women to radically claim themselves and lead more passionate and conscious lives and it brings her great joy! Prior to that she directed documentaries, a web show, and a feature film, wrote plays and created art along the same topics of what it means to be modern woman and what spiritual awakening feels like,  which have been viewed by millions of people and featured in international press. Her first spiritual mentorship began when she met her first teacher at age 12 whom she studied with annually until his passing in 2015.  She began studying yoga and meditation at age 19 when she lived and studied with monastics abroad. Through her studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she earned a BFA she learned how to use theatre, embodiment work, breath work, movement, and storytelling for healing and personal transformation. She went on to study shamanic journey practice, sacred intimacy work, Earth based spiritual pratice, Reiki, and plant medicine ceremonial traditions with many teachers around the world. Her 15 years of meditation practice and moon ritual is what inspired her to create Moon Club as a place to gather for deep sharing and deep practice relating to the internal spiritual journey. Her current studies include Vajrayana Tantric Buddhist practices with the renowned teacher and author, Lama Tsultrim Allione, and Kashmiri Shaivist Tantra practice with author and teacher, Sally Kempton, and alternative mental healthcare training. She is working on her first book with the publisher Sounds True, out in early 2020 and will be leading retreats in 2019 at 1440 Multiversity, Kripalu Center, and Maha Rose Mexico and enjoying life between NYC and LA! Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
10/18/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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23: DONNY EPSTEIN – Upgrade Your Human Technology and Raise Your Energy with EpiEnergetics

What if there was a way to activate energetic systems inside and around your body that would immediately shift your state of consciousness, impacting both your personal life and your business? After spending a few days with Donny Epstein at Grace Retreat, I know that it’s possible. Donny Epstein is the developer of Network Spinal Analysis, a unique mind-body chiropractic method that’s been studied at 11 universities and the founder of EpiEnergetics, a method that “uniquely applies energy and information consciously and ecologically to produce your personal or organizational extraordinary.” He’s worked with over a quarter million people around the globe, including CEOs, government leaders and celebrities. Once I saw videos of Tony Robbins praising Donny, as well as the Skin Deep documentary about his work, I knew I was in for a massive life-expanding experience… and it truly was. Watch my vlog about the Grace Retreat on YouTube to get a glimpse into it. Donny Epstein has been working with the human field of consciousness for decades and during the retreat, I got to sit down with him to talk about: A modern approach to energy systems that’s been talked about in Eastern philosophies for thousands of years What is EpiEnergetics? What the different tiers of consciousness are How to access pure awareness, which is a higher energy that elevates your vibration How to raise your energy through thoughts and language The power of claiming “energy-rich” over the energy of scarcity Why Airbnb is a disruptor on an energetic and business levels How EpiEnergetics principles apply to social media How to access energy states in which you will make the biggest impact The importance of instability to disrupt existing ways that don’t work A different way of looking at a disease Connect with Donny Epstein: www.EpiEnergetics.com facebook.com/epsteindonny instagram.com/donny.epstein Mentioned on this episode: Grace Retreat by The Skin Deep Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
10/11/201846 minutes, 37 seconds
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22: Social Media Is A Manifestation Tool | Alignment Over Strategy with KSENIA AVDULOVA

This bonus episode is here to remind you that social media is not end all be all, but a tool. To connect, express, create. To manifest! Focusing on comparing yourself to strangers on the internet is a choice you make. Does it empower you?  Let go of the “shoulds” and focus on the “fuck yeahs”. When you spend just a little more time looking inside, getting clear on what you TRULY want, and sharing your authentic truth, that’s a direct pathway to becoming MAGNETIC, opening up the field of infinite possibilities, and attracting the opportunities you want. It works every single time! I share more about my story and how I got into social media in Episode 1.  Mentioned in this episode: My Instagram course on Skillshare (this link gives you 2 free months on Skillshare).  The crystal mug Instagram post on @crystalcriminals that went viral  Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
10/10/201811 minutes, 42 seconds
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21: KATIE DALEBOUT – Podcasting, Personal Growth Burnout and Being Better At Being Yourself

Katie Dalebout is one of the OGs in the podcasting world and has been putting out her top-rated podcast Let It Out every week for over 5 years. We met on Twitter at a Gabby Bernstein event and instantly became Internet friends when we found out we’re both into acai bowls. She ended up interviewing me on her podcast twice, and now the roles reverse as I get to chat with podcaster and Hay House published author Katie Dalebout about all of this and more: Her podcasting is the new form of networking Being better in being who you are Working a daytime marketing job while putting out a weekly podcast and writing a book How Katie attracted mentors like Gabby Bernstein and Lacy Phillips of Free and Native How to deal with comparing yourself to other people working in a similar space Personal growth burnout (it’s a thing) Remembering your own uniqueness Finding your worth through creating The importance of rest The balance of living an online life and an offline life Mentioned on this episode: Ksenia on Katie’s podcast, Let It Out - 2015 Ksenia on Katie’s podcast Let It Out along with my friend Abbi Miller - 2017 Katie Dalebout’s book, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling Lacy Phillips - Free and Native Gabby Bernstein The Secret movie Eighth Grade movie trailer Let A Podcast Out Online Workshop let [a podcast] out is a comprehensive workshop for anyone looking to host, produce, and launch a podcast of their own. This 8 module how-to-podcast workshop is designed to answer every question you have about podcasting, making it easy for you to start a podcast without really trying. Use code "KSENIA" to get $50 off the Let A Podcast Out program on letapodcastout.club. Connect with Katie Dalebout: katiedalebout.com @katiedalebout facebook.com/thewellnesswonderland twitter.com/katiedalebout Read more about Katie on the show notes page.  Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
10/4/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 58 seconds
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20: ROBYN YOUKILIS – Intuitive Entrepreneurship and Building An Online Course Business (As A Mom!)

Robyn Youkilis and I have been connected on Instagram for years. Then, we met IRL to lead a morning event together, and I really understood her depth, vulnerability and wisdom. Robyn has built a successful online marketing business based in empowering women to eat (and live) intuitively, with two best-selling books on the same topics. See the video excerpt from this recording featuring Robyn Youkilis' morning routine on my YouTube channel.  In this honest conversation, Robyn shares: What her day-to-day looks like as an online marketing and wellness entrepreneur, author and a holistic health coach Her morning rituals (adaptogenic matcha, meditation, power parfait and meal prep) How she created the online marketing empire she has now What kind of courses and training she went through before she started creating her own digital products How she balances being an entrepreneur, mom and wife How she decides which business opportunities to take on Finding a supportive community as a mom entrepreneur Her manifestation process when it comes to business The power of launching things before you think you’re ready How she overcame fears and doubts and put herself out How she built her team On feeling aligned in her career What role intuition played in getting her first book deal What role social media plays in her business daily A different point of view on #sponsored posts How she practices self-care Intuitive eating tips Mentioned in this episode: Power Parfait Recipe Ziva Meditation Woke and Wired podcast episode with Ashley Wood The Rockstar Roadmap music video on YouTube Instagram accounts Robyn loves: @laylafsaad and @bexlife Connect with Robyn Youkilis: robynyoukilis.com @robynyoukilis facebook.com/yourhealthiestyou About Robyn Youkilis: Robyn Youkilis is an AADP Certified Health Coach, author, speaker and leading expert in holistic digestive health. She is the Founder and CEO of the global health coaching practice, Your Healthiest You. For nearly a decade, Robyn has helped clients shed both physical and emotional weight through her straightforward yet supportive coaching style. She is the author of the best selling books, Go with Your Gut and Thin From Within - The Go with Your Gut Way to Lose Weight, and has been featured by The View, The Today Show, The Cooking Channel, The Wall Street Journal, Health, Mind Body Green, Well + Good, The Chalkboard Mag and more. Robyn currently lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter, Navy. She enjoys traveling, music festivals and eating dessert at fancy restaurants, one bite at a time. To learn more about coaching with Robyn and to join the #YourHealthiestYou community visit www.RobynYoukilis.com Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
9/27/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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19: JASMINE TAKANIKOS of BrandHuman – Making Brand Strategy Personal And Being The Energy Source Of Your Business

Jasmine Takanikos is not your usual brand strategist. Realizing that branding is sometimes seen as negative and even UN-human, she set out on a mission to make it more personal and connected through BrandHuman, her workshop series at Soho House, and Candor Branding, her branding and design firm. I've personally worked with Jasmine to align my business goals with my brand strategy, and her intentional approach has had a big impact on my work. Our conversation is all about brand positioning through feeling, intention and purpose, and building a brand with your eyes open. In this episode, we discuss: How Jasmine Takanikos got into brand strategy What brand strategy is The importance of your connection with yourSELF to build a powerful brand and business Why authenticity isn’t enough How Jasmine’s brand strategy methodology and BrandHuman (that's now taught at Soho House globally) came to be The power of saying no to clients and choosing the ones you’re in full alignment with Why the entrepreneur leading a business is the energy source of the business, whether you’re leading a team of 100 or it's just you The importance of focusing on both revenue streams and building a community Setting healthy boundaries in your business How Jasmine assesses a brand as a professional brand strategist The one thing you can do to take your brand to the next level Resources: How Are You Branding Yourself? The Founder Of BrandHuman On Why Authenticity Isn't Enough by Karin Eldor on Forbes Connect with Jasmine: Candor Branding BrandHuman @jasminetakanikos About Jasmine Takanikos: For almost two decades, Jasmine Takanikos has worked with both established brands and small businesses to develop brand strategy, integrated marketing, strategic planning, business development, creative direction, and digital strategy projects. She is the creator of the global workshop and lecture series, BrandHuman centering around the importance of building lasting relationships with one’s core constituencies through the exploration of the self. Through interactive analysis of self positioning Takanikos aids in creating and cultivating online brand identities that synergistically align with the clients’ offline & online objectives. This approach, which is integrated into many of her strategic campaigns, has become a sought-after tool and as a result, a global BrandHuman series has been created in partnership with Soho House. Takanikos presents monthly talks at the Los Angeles, Malibu and New York houses. Takanikos is also Principal, Creative Strategist for Candor Branding, a branding and design firm, she also co-created and teaches along side Bliss Lau, the course "Centering Your Brand" at PARSONS The New School of Design. Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
9/20/201855 minutes, 28 seconds
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18: What Fuels A Successful Digital Crystal Business and How To Use Crystals To Activate Your Consciousness –  Ashley Leavy

Crystals are everywhere. On your coffee table, in your bag, at your desk, and in your Instagram feed. Not there yet? This episode might change it. In it, I speak with the founder of Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy Ashley Leavy, one of the OG people to bring crystal education into the digital space. In this episode, we discuss: The reality behind starting and scaling a spiritual business, mistakes made and lessons learned How Ashley bootstrapped her first online course and grew it into a successful global online business How taking a crystal training led her to pivot her career and get into crystal healing and education How to know if you’re meant to turn something you love on a personal level into a career The connection between Ashley’s spiritual journey and the success of her business How spiritual awakening may be manifesting in your physical body Crystals as a tool for activating our consciousness How crystals can work to rebalance the energy in your system both on physical and emotional levels How to use crystals to create a self-care and practice How to meditate with a crystal What you can expect from a crystal healing session The role that social media played in growing Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy What crystals and psychedelics have in common in accelerating our consciousness How to run a successful spiritual business and lead from the heart Resources: @crystalcriminals crystal grids on Instagram and crystalcriminals.com Woke and Wired episode 12: Medicinal mushrooms, consciousness and alchemy Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals - The Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom Connect with Ashley: @loveandlightschool www.loveandlightschool.com   Facebook.com/LoveAndLightSchool/ Pinterest.com/lovelightschool Youtube.com/user/CrystalHealerAshleyL Ashley's New Age Shop: MimosaSpirit.com About Ashley Leavy: Ashley Leavy is the Founder & Educational Director of the Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy.  Her mission is to share the power of crystal healing with people all over the world. She’s here to teach you about using crystals to make positive changes for yourself, your friends & family, or your clients whether you’re new to crystal healing or an experienced practitioner.  She shares advanced techniques to help you grow your practice and is proud to offer a broad range of training programs & free resources to support you in creating a life and career that are fully aligned with your soul’s purpose.  For more information, please visit http://www.loveandlightschool.com Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
9/13/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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17: Decide You’re Going To Be Ok, Act Confident, and Keep Moving Forward – OKREAL Founder AMY FRASER

Founder of OKREAL Amy Fraser is a dear friend and a powerhouse businesswoman committed to helping women find fulfillment through community and connection. The website OKREAL was love at first sight – it’s a brilliant and relatable curation of wisdom like no other. Back when Amy was in New York, we used to meet up for breakfast and have the most enlightening brainstorming sessions. This time around, we’re sharing our conversation with you. In this episode, we talk about: How Amy went from writing a website that no one but her mom read to creating a global content and events empire based on empowering women How OKREAL didn’t make money for one year after launching and what Amy did to start monetizing it The role that social media played in the success of OKREAL The mindset that helped her build a successful business How Amy built extremely successful series of events for women sponsored by brands like Everlane and Lou & Grey What non-traditional marketing moves she used to grow OKREAL Fulfillment over success Where she found support when going through a divorce while pregnant and becoming a single mom Resources: Interview with Ksenia Avdulova on OKREAL A vintage interview with Amy on Breakfast Criminals  Connect with Amy Fraser: okreal.co @heyokreal @ameohmy About OKREAL: OKREAL is a curation of wisdom shared by aspirational women. Through online content and offline activations, we guide women in determining what their version of fulfillment looks like and how to create it. OKREAL is based in New York City and was founded by Amy Fraser in 2014. Amy Fraser is a communicator whose mission is to uplift women through community and connection. She founded OKREAL to provide a resource for a modern community of women who are striving to create their own path, and want authentic advice to help them do so. Connect with Woke and Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
9/6/201844 minutes, 20 seconds
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16: Lead With Love, Live Your Dharma and Stay Real – GINA MURDOCK

Gina Murdock of Lead with Love is on a mission to shift culture from fear to love inside and out. Sounds big… and she truly is up to big things. Lead with Love is a global gathering and training for heart-centered leaders featuring yoga, meditation, time in nature, spiritual psychology and experiential workshops, music + movement and a renewed focus on social impact and business as a force for good. Gina is a writer, yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, advisor to businesses making an impact and founder of Lead with Love non-profit and events. I went to Lead with Love summit in Aspen in 2017, and the experience blew me away. Not only the level of organization and the speakers (Marianne Williamson!), but also the community of people who’re into yoga, consciousness, leadership and making an impact (all at the same time). I needed to know more about the woman behind it. So I ended up going on the Lead with Love retreat in Bali to explore my own leadership through the prism of wellness, spirituality and ritual. Topics we discuss in this episode are: The personal spiritual quest that led Gina to start Lead With Love and the lessons she’s learned from running a non-profit The daily practices that help her develop her own leadership What leading from the heart looks like How to live your dharma What self-worth has to do with leadership How she used to struggle with making living as a yoga teacher Why you don’t always have to quit your day job to make an impact in the world Being an activist without anger or shame How dealing with fertility challenges helped her connect to peace and a sense of purpose How being of service and showing up can open all doors How to become a speaker at Lead with Love Summit Why technology and social media are energetically neutral Making empowered choices around how we use social media Mentioned in this episode: Lead with Love Summit in Aspen October 25-28 (use code KSENIA to get $100 off your pass) Shakti Leadership podcast episode with Nilima Bhat David Brooks - "The Moral Bucket List" article in The New York Times Byron Katie’s The Work Somatic Experiencing Spiritual Psychology program at University of Santa Monica Soul Of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources  Connect with Gina Murdock: @ileadwithlove @ginamurdockaspen Get quotes and full show notes here. 
8/30/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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15: Pro Athlete And Media Star To Shaman, Social Media And PR The Shamanic Way – ALYSON CHARLES aka @rockstarshaman

Alyson went from being a national champion athlete and top rated hip-hop radio host to being a shaman and a powerful voice that brings ancient wisdom and mysticism into modern context. Her story of awakening, leaving a relationship that kept her small, and building a media empire based on service and truth is incredible. She’s now on a mission to support conscious beings share their message with the world with her new service, shamanic PR. In this episode, my dear friend Alyson shares her personal and business story, and gives us powerful and actionable guidance on creating an aligned, conscious and successful brand. Some things we discuss are: How Alyson came out of the closet as a shaman How she build a successful empire that merges ancient wisdom, mysticism and media Living life in the spotlight What is shamanic PR and brand development and how it came about What it took Alyson to step into the fullest expression of herself delivering the medicine she’s meant to deliver in this lifetime How she changed her frequency to start enjoying life Going from the courage of outer achievements to inner achievements What it takes to pivot your brand within the same industry How to shed things that no longer serve you and step into the path of being of greatest service in the world How to read the signs the Universe is always sending you What living in truth versus living in denial means How to overcome energetic blocks that are stopping you and your brand from being seen and get more aligned media coverage How she relies on intuition versus strategy when it comes to social media Why it’s important to do inner practices that evolve your soul Mentioned in this episode: Vlog from our trip to Nicaragua with Alyson “Truth is a pathless land.” - J. Krishnamurti Connect with Alyson Charles:  alysoncharles.com @iamalysoncharles   About Alyson Charles:  Internationally renowned Television Host, Speaker and Spiritual Teacher, Alyson Charles aka RockStar Shaman went from being a national champion athlete, #1-rated radio host and national daytime television talk show host to aligning with her calling as a mystic and shamanic practitioner after a traumatic moment provided her awakening. Since then, her ability to share ancient sacred wisdom and divine energy and be a powerful catalyst for change has ignited a global phenomenon, with Oprah Magazine naming her a "Top Meditation," Forbes naming her “One of the Reasons Practical Magic is the New Frontier of Mindfulness,” Huffington Post championing her as “A Top Limit-Breaking Female Founder” and Marie Claire Magazine selecting her as the cover story and her work being featured as "The Next Big Thing."   Alyson is also resident guru for "Best Health Site" Well and Good, where she provides a monthly energy forecast, she shares guidance and journeys on Amazon's award-winning technology, Alexa and Google Home and through her work as a keynote speaker, TV and radio host, she’s brought meditation and sacred ritual to the mainstream in a powerfully creative way. Alyson has been a leading pioneer in merging the worlds of consciousness and media, taking it to places it has never been before:  she made history becoming the first person to ever perform on stage in the 25-year-history of the HBO Film Festival, where she guided a long-form meditation for over 10,000 people and regularly partners with and speaks at renowned global brands like The New York Times, National Geographic Channel, Tory Burch, Forbes, Art Basel, SAKS, ABC Radio, ELLE, SELF and others and now, through Alyson Charles Shamanic PR, she offers PR & branding services to clients making positive change for the world. Alyson’s entire life path, since birth, has been immersed in one facet of healthy, awakened living to the next – intensive studies and journalism with metaphysics, national champion athlete, division I college coach, advanced certified personal trainer, advanced studies and immersions in meditation, healing, journeying and mysticism with other global leaders, indigenous elders of Mapuche Pewenche Nation, Mapuche Lafkenche territory, and the Catarpe of the Likan Antay Nation of the Atacama Desert, Sufi, Celtic and Egyptian traditions, Maestro Manuel Rufino and the Golden Drum Center for Sacred Traditions, Power Path School of Shamanism, Peruvian sacred traditions taught by Tito La Rosa, initiated by African shamanic ancestral elders of Yoruba, Bantu, and Mandinka, the Tuscarora Natives, and Quetzalcoatl. Alyson has shaken loose from self-imposed limitations, shares her mastery of the art of playing big in full authentic glory and her story of going from suffering to surrender to service. Her ongoing commitment to continued master studies, rites of passage and immersions in shamanism and mysticism, courageously exploring the ever-evolving highest potential and assisting countless people in reconnecting to their power has landed her as a leading global voice. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
8/23/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 19 seconds
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14: Cacao Ceremony and Maya Cosmo-Vision, Align Making Money With Your Divine Purpose – FLORENCIA FRIDMAN of Cacao Laboratory

I met Florencia Fridman at a weekly cacao ceremony at the Assemblage in New York. My life hasn’t been the same since I’ve introduced cacao ceremony into my life – this ancient plant medicine has been affecting how I share my truth, both on personal and business levels. Learn more about cacao ceremony: https://www.breakfastcriminals.com/ceremonial-cacao-preparation-ritual-physical-and-metaphysical-benefits/ In this episode, we will talk about: What is cacao ceremony How cacao works on a physical level Why cacao is the medicine of love and how it can impact your business The three important questions that the Maya ask to help you manifest your purpose      Where to buy ceremonial cacao How to connect with the dream world The importance of morning rituals Connecting to your dreams and following through Bringing ancient wisdom to the modern culture How to translate divine guidance into actions and a successful business The power of consistency The biggest misconception about cacao How cacao can support you in managing depression Can you have too much cacao? (for those of you into ceremonial cacao, you get me!) Why it’s best to not pair cacao with caffeine The best superfoods to pair with cacao The importance of honoring ancient traditions What role social media plays in bringing ancient traditions into the modern world Mentioned in this episode: Shop Cacao Laboratory ceremonial cacao Abraham-Hicks - law of attraction videos on YouTube Learn more about crystals in Crystals IRL online course Rasa herbal caffeine-free coffee alternative (I love pairing it with cacao) Connect with Florencia Fridman: Cacaolaboratory.com @cacaolaboratory @veggieflow About Florencia Fridman: Florencia is a natural-born healer and self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath work as instruments for transformation; creating a safe vessel for self-exploration. She facilitates ceremonies in different cities within the US and Central/South America. Her curiosity to learn more about her Mapuche roots and connection to the land brought her to the exploration of the sacred. Although her family is Mapuche, Florencia has found a strong calling to the Maya traditions and has felt a deep connection to the land of Guatemala, where she feels most at home. She has worked with Maya elders from Guatemala, studied at Las Piramides Del Ka-- a metaphysics training that dives deep into the consciousness of dreams and meditation, has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8 with further training in her late teens, and received her yoga certification from Laughing Lotus in 2013. In 2016, Florencia and her brother started a distribution company known as Cacao Lab to bridge the gap between the modern culture and the indigenous communities. Her mission is to expand the hearts and minds of those who are ready to wake up. Bringing consciousness to the importance of honoring the indigenous traditions and the indigenous communities living these traditions. Connect with Ksenia: Connect with Ksenia:  kseniabrief.com Instagram @ksenia.brief YouTube Ksenia Brief TikTok @ksenia.brief Subscribe, rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Spotify
8/16/201850 minutes, 14 seconds
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13: How To Cultivate Physical and Spiritual Energy and Why QiGong Will Make Your Business More Successful – THOMAS DROGE

Thomas Droge is a QiGong teacher, healer, acupuncturist and bodyworker. He’s the closest to Dr. Strange of a person that I’ve come across IRL. A personal teacher and mentor of mine, he has a captivating and expanded view of the world, which he generously shares in this conversation. In this unfiltered conversation, we discuss: How to cultivate energy in your physical and spiritual consciousness How to realign your body with its natural frequency Understanding how to read people’s energy How early life traumatic experiences led Thomas to doing what he does today The differences between Tai Chi, QiGong and Tantra How Daoist wisdom applies to entrepreneurship How to not undermine your own value How to align your rates as a consultant/entrepreneur with your internal state A hack to shift your energetic state in a moment of conflict A way to connect with nature as soon as you wake up What is a sweat lodge? Winter solstice rituals The healing power of storytelling Mentioned in this episode: Pathfinder retreats Grace retreat Connect with Thomas: thomasdroge.com Pathfinderinstitute.org @thomasdroge About Thomas Droge: Thomas Droge is a classically trained acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher and author. He has dedicated his life to studying and teaching the healing practices of energy cultivation, conscious movement, internal alchemy and the Daoist path to peace.  Thomas has devoted the past 27 years to distilling these practices into a a process of transformational Qi Gong called Pathfinding.  Pathfinding  means walking each step of your life in conscious freedom. It is the key to the power, spontaneity, and passion that comes from continuously attending to the present moment. “It is my life's work to bring these teachings and skills to as many people as possible in the most direct and attainable way, so that they may discover the freedom, clarity, and open-hearted living that exists for all of us”. Thomas has studied at the University of Colorado,  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Harvard’s mind body medicine program, Jiang Xi College in mainland China, and is a dedicated disciple of the Hidden Immortal lineage. His depth of knowledge translates into a  compassionate conversation of  conscious movement, awakened action and carefully crafted tools to navigate one’s path. “Through stillness and observation we can walk the inner path unlocking the mystery of life.”  Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.  
8/9/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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12: Demystifying Mushrooms and Alchemy, Passion Sourced Entrepreneurship, Expanded Consciousness – JASON SCOTT

A few months ago, mushrooms started talking to me by unexpectedly growing in a houseplant pot next to my bed. Synchronistically, that week I found myself at Jason Scott’s mushroom workshop at Ambrosia Elixirs in Bushwick, Brooklyn. My life hasn’t been the same since. Whether you have an interest in mushrooms or not, I’m sure you will enjoy this rich, mind-expanding conversation that covers: The benefits of ingesting mushrooms on physical and spiritual levels Shamanic and ceremonial application of mushrooms Cultivation of mushrooms What spagyric tinctures are How to buy mushrooms and what you have to be careful about The top mushroom that can benefit entrepreneurs (this is where biohacking comes in) The power of intention when ingesting mushrooms What is alchemy anyway? What mushrooms have to do with planets and moon cycles, and how it can impact you The challenges of turning your passion into a business, and how Jason overcame them Lessons he has learned from being a myco-entrepreneur The role that technology and social media play in his business Connecting with mushrooms as a way to heal ourselves and our environment Mentioned in this episode: Radical Mycology: A Treatise On Seeing And Working With Fungi book by Peter McCoy Alchemycology.com - mycology through the lens of Hermetic Alchemy RadicalMycologyconvergence.com Ecovative mycelium packaging Hashtag Mindful conscious social media course on Skillshare Connect with Jason Scott: Feralfungi.com @feralfungi About Jason Scott: Jason Scott is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, from history and philosophy to practice, for the past 5 years. He has a background in Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine that started on the Big Island of Hawaii and has carried back with him into his home: the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Most specifically their medicinal application. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is on an ever-deepening journey of education to understand the practical applications of his interests, and the golden threads that connect them. Jason is the founder of Feral Fungi dual extract spagyric tincture company. Connect with Woke & Wired: If you enjoyed the podcast, please share it. Rate and review the show on iTunes. Your rating and review help more people discover it. Subscribe on iTunes. New episode drops every Thursday. DM me on Instagram @wokeandwired and let me know your favorite takeaways and show requests.
8/2/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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11: ASHLEY WOOD – From A Hustling Blogger To A Thriving Spiritual Leader, Money Mindset, Divine Purpose

After years of hustling as a food blogger on Instagram, Ashley Wood realized that sharing empowerment and spiritual content was her divine purpose, alongside being involved in Akashic Records readings. This inner pivot led to a massive rebranding, and a transformation of her bank account. You heard it right. This episode is a must-listen! Fun fact: Ashley was one of my biggest inspiration in starting my own podcast Woke and Wired. In this episode, we discuss: Ashley’s pivot from food blogger to a spiritual leader How she lost thousands of followers after she started posting parenthood and motherhood content on her Instagram content The importance of critically looking at the situation and changing your actions when something’s not working out What Ashley did to turn inward and find the answer to her career change The mindset that transformed her life and career How to find the right medium (and the right social media platform) to share your message in the world How adopting a new perspective on money transformed her income Ashley’s personal ritual with citrine crystal to attract prosperity Ashley’s manifestation process (specifically around money!) How a psychic reading predicted that she would be a spiritual teacher with a large platform A practice you can do when you feel out of alignment WTF are Akashic Records+ how the Akashic Records work transformed Ashley’s personal and business life Mentioned in this episode: Manifest This! Podcast episode featuring Ksenia Avdulova Ashley Wood’s posts on Cameron Diaz’ The Body Book Connect with Ashley Wood: ashleywood.life Manifest This! Podcast @_ashleywood on Instagram About Ashley Wood: Ashley is an international Akashic Records Reader, podcast host of Manifest This!, light worker,and mother dedicated to empowering women to live their best life. She is also a long-time contributor to Cameron Diaz’s website, The Body Book. She is passionate about vegan living, yoga, animals and the outdoors. She resides in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Ben, daughter Ivy and cats Bose and Feesh. Together they create and produce Manifest This! and own Lot 49 Dairy-Free Foods.
7/26/20181 hour, 3 minutes
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10: How To Brand Yourself In The Wellness World, Create Magnetism and Success By Tapping Into Who You Truly Are – BLAIR BADENHOP

Blair Badenhop works with people who impact consciousness of the planet and helps them establish strong, magnetic brands that stand out. Our work and values are very similar, and I’m excited to share our conversation on creating aligned, powerful online presence! You’ll love hearing her story of going from a fashion career to a wellness c