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This is a podcast inspired by love in the quest for Well-Being. The episodes feature informative, inspirational, healing, and insightful conversations focused on mental and spiritual health. This is a platform of collaboration created for exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, and insights about holistic health. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking toward a new way of living and new ways of being. Through the lens of awareness and healing, we explore such topics as trauma, addiction, co-dependency, fear, depression, anxiety, learning, and self-love, among others. The intention is to inspire healthy changes and promote awareness. I am grateful for having the opportunity to collaborate with many thoughtful and insightful people. Much appreciation for the guests and supporters of this podcast! Podcast Song “Almost August” by Dan Lebowitz http://www.lebomusic.com/

Valeria Teles


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    Redefining Mental Healthcare: Moving Forward Together

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 37:19

    — When a child or teen is struggling with autism or their mental health, it impacts the entire family. That's why Meliora Health takes a family-first care approach to support your child's—and your family's—wellness journey. Their innovative online platform delivers immediate support and gives your entire family access to expert-led help whenever and wherever you need it, allowing your family to move forward together. As part of the UK's Healios Group, they've helped thousands of families struggling with mental health and neurodiverse conditions, and they can help yours too. Valeria Interviews Rich Andrews  — He Is The Founder And CEO Of Healios (UK) And Meliora Health (USA). Having close family and friends who've suffered from mental health conditions and dementia, Rich experienced first-hand the challenge of accessing support for both those affected by the condition and the families involved. In 2013, he founded Healios to tackle the global inequality of healthcare provision affecting over one billion people worldwide with mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions.  His passion for combining overall wellbeing, science and technology has led him to develop innovative services that optimize the ‘human touch' in the delivery of care to empower people and their families to live healthier and happier lives. This has led Healios to become the digital leader in the delivery of specialist mental health and neurodiverse clinical services for children and young people. Healios has now expanded into the US, with its US subsidiary operations under the brand name Meliora Health.   Prior to founding Healios, Rich gained knowledge and experience of global healthcare environments and health inequalities from an international career spanning over a decade working in biotech companies. Rich is a Board member of the Mental Health Network at the UK's NHS Confederation and co-chairs their national Digital Mental Health Forum. He is also an avid investor in start-up businesses that have a clear societal impact.  To learn more about Rich Andrews and his work, please visit: meliora-health.com and healios.org.uk    — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Celebrating The Amazing Qualities That Make You Who You Are!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 39:50

    — If you've ever taken personality quizzes before, you've probably been told to change yourself—maybe to be more outgoing, laid-back, or ambitious. Nicole Raheja's work is not about changing who you are but rather a map to navigate the world as someone with your unique personality. Do you like to spend more time alone or with friends? Are you a planner, or are you more spontaneous? What makes you feel better when you're upset? What are your life priorities? Her work will help you discover all these answers and more! Have fun learning about yourself and your friends, while celebrating all the amazing qualities that make you who you are! Valeria interviews Nicole Raheja — She is the author of “All About You: A Personality Quiz Book and Redefining Positive: How to Use Validation to Be a Positive Force in People's Lives.” Nicole lives in Massachusetts and has appeared on the talk show Be My Guest and has given talks on emotional validation at various locations.  To learn more about Nicole Raheja and her work, please visit: nicoleraheja.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life to the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Off-Duty Enjoyment — Healing Firefighters From Work-Related Trauma

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 41:03

    — Dr. Pater Salerno believes that people make positive and lasting changes based on the insight gained during the process of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity for people to reassess personal history and make connections between past and present conflicts. He does NOT view people as sick, dysfunctional, or disordered; rather, Dr. Salerno believes that when our desire to grow outweighs our fear of growth, we become empowered to reach our full potential and to live the life that we truly want to live. When this cannot be accomplished on our own, psychotherapy is simply an effective resource that can become a meaningful and liberating experience. Understanding the impact of work-related trauma you experience as a firefighter brings both challenges and benefits. Reliving memories that you wish would just stay buried can seem like torture, and it can stir up all kinds of emotions that you have tried hard to keep at bay, but working through trauma will bring clarity to your life that you haven't had in a long time. It will feel like tremendous relief to have your life back so you can finally be present and deeper connected to yourself and the ones you love. Eventually, you will end up enjoying your time off-duty in a truly positive way. Valeria Teles interviews Dr. Peter Salerno — he is the author of “Fit For Off-Duty: A Manual for Firefighters: Healing from Work-Related Trauma, Restoring Personal Relationships, and Thriving at Home.” Peter Salerno, Psy.D., LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist residing in Southern California, who holds a doctoral degree in psychology, a master's degree in clinical psychology, and bachelor's degree in Literature. Dr. Salerno is a trauma specialist who utilizes evidence-based, attachment-oriented approaches to promote healing and self-empowerment. Dr. Salerno is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and is certified in Family Trauma and Complex Trauma through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Dr. Salerno is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). He also holds certifications in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy and is trained to administer and score the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R). Dr. Salerno works with individuals of all ages, couples, and families in private practice.  To learn more about Dr. Peter Salerno and his work, please visit: drpetersalerno.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Feelings Are Reflections Of Your Inner World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 52:35

    — “Feelings do not have an external origin.  In fact, all unhappiness seen in a situation, oneself or another person (registered emotionally as sadness, anger, fear, dissatisfaction, etc.) are just reflecting an internal disturbance, or reaction, arising from negative thoughts, beliefs, and or judgments and which is fundamentally a choice based on an incorrect belief of who/what I am.” Valeria Teles interviews Eloisa Ramos — the author of “Beyond Self-Esteem: Discovering Your Boundless Self-Worth.” Eloisa Ramos was born in 1960 in a farming village, in Guanajuato, Mexico. Her family moved to Northern California in 1968. She graduated from Stanford University in with a BA in Sociology. She married, but when two of her four children developed asthma and substance sensitivities, she began looking for "another" way to help her children. It became clear to Eloisa that mainstream medicine did not offer a permanent solution for their health issues. In finding “another” way to help her children, she discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). She is a certified EFT Master Practitioner with the AMT. EFT tapping has opened up a new world of possibilities for Eloisa, her children and her clients.  She has evolved surrogate EFT to The Ramos Clearing Technique which uses muscle testing to find unconscious non-serving beliefs and energetic imprints. Using the principles learned in A Course in Miracles, she helps her clients release, clear and let go of the obstacles to the awareness of Love, which is the miracle, the Source of healing.  May her work help to light the way for all to uncover the Truth that is within. To learn more about Eloisa Ramos and her work, please visit: healing-with-eft.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life to the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

    Applied Metaphysics: Adventure, Connection, Meaning, & Possibility

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 48:35

    — In 2014, alone and wretching on the floor with food poisoning in a hut in the jungles of Bali, Derek Loudermilk thought it might be the end.  In a single year, he lost his house to a freak flood, suffered a traumatic brain injury, got divorced and dropped out of his PhD program.  All the scripts running his life had dissolved. Derek had become a man with no identity. But at that moment, he realized his future was full of infinite possibility. He set about building a new lifestyle and business around adventure, connection, meaning, and possibility. Valeria interviews Derek Loudermilk — the author of “Activate Your Life Book Series — Transformational Exercises From Coaches Around The World (Volume I,II and III ) and also Superconductors: Revolutionize Your Career and Make Big Things Happen.”  Derek has coached global influencers, leading scientists, cutting edge entrepreneurs, billionaires, world record athletes, thought leaders, NYT bestselling authors, and high achievers around the world for more than 15 years Derek Loudermilk is a former pro cyclist and extreme microbiologist turned professional adventurer, author, and lifestyle entrepreneur. His podcast the Derek Loudermilk show brings people to a high-level understanding of cutting edge topics in science, spirituality, adventure, and human potential. Derek hosted the top rated ‘Art of Adventure' podcast for seven years Derek Loudermilk is the creator of the L.E.A.P. system for quantum entrepreneurs. His business coaching process incorporates The Thought Leader's MBA, The Adventure Mindset, The Energy Experience, And Peak Performance Mastery. As an international speaker and trainer, Derek regularly presents on topics such as human potential, skill mastery, adventure, metaphysics, charisma, and confidence. Derek has visited over 40 countries and all 50 US states. He has been location independent for six years and travels the world with his wife and two young children. They have lived in six different countries as a family. As the founder of AdventureQuest, Derek leads entrepreneurs and thought leaders in transformative adventure experiences around the world. To learn more about Derek Loudermilk and his work, please visit: derekloudermilk.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Living In Harmony With Our Natural Neurological Dispositions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 43:10

    — Neurodiversity is an essential form of human diversity. The idea that there is one “normal” or “healthy” type of brain or mind or one “right” style of neurocognitive functioning, is no more valid than the idea that there is one “normal” or “right” gender, race or culture. The classification of neurodivergence (e.g. autism, ADHD, dyslexia, bipolarity) as medical/psychiatric pathology has no valid scientific basis , and instead reflects cultural prejudice and oppresses those labeled as such. The social dynamics around neurodiversity are similar to the dynamics that manifest around other forms of human diversity. These dynamics include unequal distribution of social power; conversely, when embraced, diversity can act as a source of creative potential. Psychotherapists who integrate the neurodiversity paradigm into their work do so by refusing to label neurodivergence as intrinsically pathological. Instead of attempting to “cure” autistic or bipolar clients, for instance, these therapists seek to help autistic or bipolar people thrive as autistic or bipolar people, finding ways of living that are more in harmony with their natural neurological dispositions, and helping them to heal from internalized oppression. — says Nick Walker Valeria interviews Angelica Weeks, aka Angela —  She is a 33-year-old mental health clinician who has been working in the field for almost three years now. She is a private practicing psychotherapist, and she also works part-time for a local community college — Edmonds College — as an Associate Faculty in their Family Life Education Department (FLED).  Angela is also a mother to three children. She is also very open about having Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder w/Combined Presentation; and, that herself and her family are also Neurodiverse. Angela's three children are all autistic.  It is highly suspected that her husband is autistic, as well.  Angela openly shares this information with her clients, as this tends to help them feel more at ease to experience representation and to feel understood. She works primarily with those who identify as Neurodiverse; and, trauma survivors. Angela has also worked with a variety of age groups, from 4 up to 65 year olds. Presently, she has children, adolescents, and adults on her caseload. She enjoys drawing and coloring, reading, playing with her children, going on adventures and exploring the area she live in, shopping, baking, and spending time with friends and family. To learn more about Angela Weeks and her work, please visit: angelica-weeks.clientsecure.me   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Jewish Spirituality: Experience Of One Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 53:11

    — You are not in your body, but rather everything you experience, including your body, arises within the vast and borderless field of the awareness that you are. This field of awareness is not itself a thing, but rather it is the space within which all things appear – thoughts, feelings, sensations, people, situations- everything. And so, as we meditate in this way, becoming aware of all things arising within the field of awareness, so we become aware of the awareness itself– we awaken to the NO-thing that we are. There is One Experience, happening right now, within the awareness that you are. The awareness that you are isn't really yours. Rather, it is Reality becoming aware through you, as you. Just as your awareness includes everything you are aware of in this moment, so too the Divine – meaning all of Reality – includes you and perceives Itself through you. There is One Experience of One Reality right now, and you're not separate from the One at all. If everything you perceive is part of your own awareness, and you are your awareness, and your awareness is really God's awareness, stop! Relax resistance! After all, why would you resist yourself? Why would you be in conflict with yourself? – writes Reb Brian Valeria interviews Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks — the author of “Kabbalah for Beginners: Understanding and Applying Kabbalistic History, Concepts, and Practices and Integral Jewish Meditation: Three Portals of Presence for Spiritual Awakening.”  Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He has been teaching the practice of Presence (meditation, mindfulness) and Judaism since 2006, and founded the online Jewish Meditation community, Torah of Awakening, in 2016. He is the author of Kabbalah for Beginners, published by Rockridge Press, and Integral Jewish Meditation – Three Portals of Presence for Spiritual Awakening. Reb Brian Yosef received s'miha (ordination) as Minister of Sacred Music (Reb Yosef Briah Zohar, Menatzeiakh, Ba'al Tefilah) from Reb Zalman z”l  (2012), Spiritual Teacher and Awakener of Souls  (Morei Rukhani uM'oreir N'shamot) from Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (may his secret be sanctified) and Rabbi SaraLeya Schley (2012), certification as Teacher of Jewish Meditation (Moreh L'hitbodedut) from Dr. Rabbi Avram Davis (2004), and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music (1991). To learn more about Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks and his work, please visit: torahofawakening.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    In The Darkness, There Is Light: Uncovering The Gifts Of Suffering

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 52:52

    — “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also filled with the overcoming of it” These words shared by Helen Keller, Alana's ancestor, have been a source of encouragement and inspiration throughout her life. When in dark places, they have been a reminder for Alana about the truth of who and what she is — the truth of who and what we all are as human beings.  From the moment of birth, we are dominantly conditioned to turn away from uncomfortable emotions and sensations. We are living in a culture of distraction and numbing, seeking self-worth and acceptance outside of ourselves. We are not often encouraged to turn inwards, to acknowledge and embrace the discomforts of the human experience.  More and more, research is revealing the connection between our physical and emotional experiences and the consequences of burying our emotions under ice cream, social media and the latest technology fad . When we deny our emotions, this energy becomes stored in the body and can create physical symptoms, dis-ease. It has also been learned that we are unable to selectively numb our experiences. When we resist turning towards our sadness, anger and physical pain, we also limit our access to joy, connection and peace.  Turning towards suffering offers the possibility of transforming it. By acknowledging and observing emotions and sensations, without judgment and with compassion, our nervous system becomes increasingly familiar with them thus deactivating the fear response. We move from a state of protection to state of connection, internally and externally. In this state of connection we are more able to experience compassion, gratitude, joy and love within ourselves and in relationship with others. Valeria interviews Alana Newton — Psychotherapist, Founder of Compati Counselling, Mindfulness Practitioner, Lightworker, Speaker. Alana has been a healer for as long as she can remember, having attempted to revive many dead birds with the kiss of life. She formally entered the healing profession over 20 years ago as a registered nurse, then shifted her career becoming a psychotherapist to deepen her exploration of the human experience. Living with a rare disease associated with physical pain, Alana has been gifted the moment-by-moment opportunity to practice being with emotional and physical suffering. The diagnosis, coupled with her father's death, abruptly pulled back the veil of certainty and control in life. She was catapulted into her spiritual awakening and woke up to her authentic self, the truth of her existence and her purpose in this lifetime.  Weaving her knowledge, experience and awareness of body, mind, heart and soul, Alana bridges science and spirituality to integrate all parts of the human experience. She gently guides her clients to become curious and compassionate about their emotional and physical experiences and supports their transition from protection to connection, from fear to love. Alana believes when we (re)connect with our true nature as human beings, our unconditional love, we have the ability to transform and transcend suffering. Starting with herself, Alana's life purpose is to cultivate compassion, joy and peace on Earth, one person at a time. Alana has recently launched her private practice, Compati Counselling, where she compassionately guides clients towards their (re)connection with their authentic selves. She is also a consultant and public speaker about the lived experience of chronic illness and embodying an aligned and meaningful life.  To learn more about Alana Newton and her work, please visit: compaticounselling.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Gifts Of Cancer, Spirituality & The Miracle Of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 45:36

    — As a happily married, fifty-five-year-old professional woman, Susan Keller had it all—or thought she did—until the day of her shocking diagnosis with stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare and aggressive disease. Within minutes of being admitted to the hospital, her beautifully ordinary life disappeared. How would cancer affect her marriage? Facing a possible death sentence, Susan experienced visions so lucid and beautiful that she imagined she was looking into the foyer of death or a magnificent afterlife. Her mind and body melded into all that surrounded her. Bliss replaced fear. Cancer and spirituality were one. But during the darkest moments, Susan questioned the nature of mortality. Does death have the same shape, sound, and feeling for everyone? Did the father she yearned for think of her the moment he died? What would she think of? Would there be regret, celebration, or nothingness? After months of grueling inpatient chemo, she faced another seemingly impossible hurdle. To survive, she needed a bone marrow transplant. But Johnny—her brilliant, off-the-grid brother—was the only possible donor. But he'd vanished decades earlier. Blood Brother is a family saga of curing an incurable cancer and of the enigmatic events that led to finding a man who never wanted to be found. It also explores why he disappeared and delves into what it means to forgive the parents who abused and abandoned them. Susan survived twice: once a violent childhood and secondly a devastating cancer. Blood Brother is a story of life after a bone marrow transplant. It's a moving tale of rebuilding a family, recognizing the unexpectedly stunning gifts of cancer, and of how to embrace a profoundly generous second chance at life. Valeria Teles interviews Susan Keller — The author of “Blood Brother: A Memoir.” Susan Keller enjoyed a 30-year career as an award-winning medical writer. Her poetry won prizes in regional and national contests. She has a degree in Public Health and Immunology from U. C. Berkeley.  This background in science as well as poetry makes the voice in her first book, Blood Brother: A Memoir, both lyric as well as credible.  A frequently fatal lymphoma inspired Susan to write Blood Brother: A Memoir. Articles about her story of hope and survival have been published in: Psychology Today; Conquer: The Patient Voice; two Guideposts Magazines; Patient Power; and several newspapers. She is a monthly blog contributor to Psychology Today and CURE Magazine. Susan is a presenter at Dominican University and at Stanford Cancer Center. All links available upon request. She is currently working on a novel entitled Flask. Susan lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Daniel.  To learn more about Susan Keller and her work, please visit: susankeller.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Four Pillars Of Being A Happy Healthy Human

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 47:25

    — “We earn our disease, although we may not recognize how it happens. Stress, negative thought patterns, improper breathing, lack of nourishing foods, and poor rest all play a role in your well-being. By having The Four Pillars as part of your daily life, you can start to take back control of your life.The key to The Four Pillars is rhythm. That's the beauty of it! If you lack in one area, the other three will hold you up. They all rely on and support each other. Just focusing on positive thoughts won't do much if your breathing is off, you have a poor diet, or you don't get adequate rest. Just as important, you can't sit around resting all the time either! Each pillar plays a unique and vital role. All four pillars are important. One may need more of your attention than the others right now. Pay attention to what you need, and take steps toward change.”Valeria Teles interviews Stephanie Bolster McCannon — the author of “BolsterUp!: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Happy Healthy Human.” Stephanie Bolster McCannon is also an Organizational Psychologist, and CEO of BolsterUp, a well-being coaching company that supports emotional, mental, and physical mastery. Stephanie works with employees from large worldwide corporations to local private educational institutions, government agencies, and private clients. To learn more about Stephanie Bolster McCannon and her work, please visit: bolsterup.com — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Flow Of Acceptance: Let It Be, Trust, Love, Allow

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 51:34

    — No matter what is to come in your life, work to continue expanding on all the ways of being and living these ideas, not perfectly of course, but joyfully and compassionately. Work to honor your own divinity and know that it is always there guiding you. Discern between your ego and love. Meet your own expectations of yourself with unconditional love. Over time with this love, your expectations will fall away and compassion will reign. Make a vow to yourself that you will always be there for yourself unconditionally and compassionately. You are no different than any human being who also wants love, comfort, and acceptance. We all matter, whatever size, color, beliefs, level of fear, gender, sexual orientation, and/or mistakes. Either we are all equal or we are not. Stop creating an “other” category and always vow on the side of love and keep trying to let go of your judgment, fear, and pain to show yourself compassion. Live in the continual process of letting it be and you will always flow with acceptance. Valeria Teles interviews Lisa Templeton — the author of “Letting It Be: Mindful Lessons Toward Acceptance.”  Lisa Templeton, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, musician, speaker, and founder of The Interpersonal Healing Center in Boulder, Colorado.  In 2018, she published her book, Letting It Be: Mindful Lessons Toward Acceptance, a guide to promote self-knowledge and acceptance of life's difficulties with an emphasis on compassion, self-care, and love.  Dr. Lisa enjoys teaching on acceptance, the intricacies of relationships, and mindful awareness.  Her mission is to help us all be more in tune and compassionate with ourselves and each other.  As a musician and singer/songwriter/poet, she speaks her truth with uplifting words and encourages others to do the same.  Her next book, Relationships in Rhythm, soon to be published, encourages us to stay mindful of what is beneath our general awareness and notice the nuances of energy that occur between us.   To learn more about her books, music, radio show, meditations, and writings, please visit her at drlisatempleton.com and interpersonalhealing.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Most Important Question in Your Life: WHO AM I?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 45:26

    — Larry Ackerman's journey began as a very young child on a cold and unforgiving operating table in a hospital in New York City. He thought he would die, he thought something was wrong with him, but what Larry would discover is more powerful than anything he could have ever imagined, the power of identity. Larry is the author of the ground-breaking book, The Identity Code, and today he shares with us how to figure out the most important question in your life., WHO AM I? Your identity: Your uniqueness and the potential it holds. You've probably thought about how identity affects the success of your organization, or even your own. And you've probably wondered about what makes you — or your company — distinctive and why that matters. Clarifying one's core identity is the foundation for creating value and being rewarded for it in return. Looking at the world through the lens of identity reveals purpose, bringing new sight and powerful new possibilities. Valeria Teles interviews Larry Ackerman — the author of “The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World.” Larry Ackerman is a leading authority on personal and organizational and the pioneer of Identity-Based Management. He is the president of The Identity Circle, a consulting and coaching firm in Westport, CT. His corporate clients have included AARP, Dow Chemical, Fidelity Investments, Lockheed Martin, Maytag, National Geographic and State Farm Insurance. Larry is the author of two groundbreaking books on identity, Identity Is Destiny: Leadership and the Roots of Value Creation, and The Identity Code: The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World.  He has been a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Management, Chicago's Booth School of Business, Wharton, Pepperdine, and UCLA Anderson School. He is also the author of numerous articles on identity and its impact on leadership, brand, and culture. Larry is a member of the International Coaching Federation and a credentialed coach who works with individuals and executives. To learn more about Larry Ackerman and his work, please visit: larryackerman.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Assessing Your Own Life With The Eye Of A Gardener

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:05

    — “When you assess your own life, consider it with the eye of a gardener. Underneath the surface lies rich, fertile soil waiting to nurture the seeds you sow. Even more than you can imagine will grow there if given a chance.” By Steve Goodier  Are you feeling stuck, stagnant, or unsettled in your current reality? Are discomfort, dissatisfaction, and dis-ease ongoing themes in your life? Are you longing for healthy change, first with yourself and then with others? Seeds of change lie dormant within. Even more than you can imagine will grow there if given a chance. Valeria Teles interviews Holli Kenley — the author of “SHIFTING Bravely: A Path to Growth, Healing, and Transformation.”  Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT, currently works in the field of psychology as an author, therapist, and workshop presenter.  Through her gentle but powerful informative and restorative approach, Holli engages clinical and lay audiences, empowering them with strategies to embrace well and whole ways of being.  She has been a six time peer presenter at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists' Annual  State Conferences and a featured or keynote speaker at college level clinical programs, state and national advocacy organizations, and educational institutions speaking on cyber bullying, the power of self-worth, betrayal, relapse, screen dependence, and sexual abuse recovery. Holli has been a guest on over 100 podcasts as well as on Arizona's TV Sandy & Friends speaking on issues of wellness. Holli maintains a private practice in Rancho Mirage, CA. To learn more about Holli Kenley and her work, please visit: hollikenley.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Emotions Matter – Master Yours

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 51:55

    — Maybe you are already a high performer, and this episode will also serve as a quick mental check-in for you. Or maybe you are reaching for high performance and stress is limiting your progress. Regardless, Dr. Cindy Sholes explores the secrets that can help you in your journey toward higher mental wellness and performance! In this episode, you will learn seven effective ways high performers relieve and manage stress. While some stress is manageable alone, all of us have hidden stress triggers that can cause our brains to work against us.  Valeria Teles interviews Dr. Cindy Sholes — PhD in Neuroscience, University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Cindy is a neuroscientist who has dedicated her life to supporting people who want to make a difference in the world and honor the life they're called to live.  She trained alongside Nobel Prize winners and is a certified medical hypnotherapist, Reiki master, business owner, and Les Brown trained inspirational speaker and educator.  She is the innovator and co-founder of rREST Inc. and was featured in Wall Street Journal for her 20 years of helping thousands with neuro-emotional behavior modification to live better lives.  She believes when you optimize brain function your authentic self will be freed and empowered to lead a purposeful life. To learn more about Dr. Cindy Sholes and her work, please visit: RRESTAcademy.com, mindwaveinstitute.com, and DrCindySholes.com Cindy is also offering a free downloadable meditation for increasing your self worth. Find it at rrest.com/selfworth       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The 8th Sense: Interoception

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 55:01

    — We know that interoception has such a vital influence on both our physical and emotional health. Our bodies are designed to send us important messages about how our body is feeling, what is the condition of our body, and that's all happening because of this sense called interoception. Interoception is how we are feeling sensations coming from our body, telling us important information about what our body needs for health and well-being. The same holds true on the emotional side of things. These interoceptive signals are giving us clues not only to the physical condition of our body, but the emotional condition of our body. How is our emotional wellbeing? Are we feeling comfort? Are we feeling discomfort? Are we able to understand these messages coming from our body so that we know what our body needs to promote as much comfort as possible? – Writes Kelly Mahler Valeria Teles interviews Anjana Khosla  — She is a Conscious Relationship/Trauma Psychotherapist & Coach, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of CA and TN. Anjana has a deep passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds and her work is rooted in the belief that every human being deserves to be seen and live in a way that brings about peace, self-love, and a positive self-image. Anjana recognizes that this can be difficult when immersed in rigid cultural systems, exposed to trauma, and dealing with intense emotional pain. Extrinsic influences about gender, ethnicity, nationality, physical and mental capabilities, sexuality (and much more) can leave so many people questioning their own existence. In the face of this, daily living itself can feel like a challenge and leave a person feeling isolated and alone. Anjana's hope is to provide people with the support we all deserve to live as fully as possible. Anjana believes that knowing your worth is the backbone of living a healthy, authentic, and fulfilling life. She strives to support all clients and listeners in integrating all aspects of their identity in a way that is in alignment with their own personal values so that they can explore what brings them joy, define what success means to them, and create an all-encompassing definition for health. To learn more about Anjana Khosla and her work, please visit: anjanakhosla.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Strategies For Deep Inner Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 51:05

    — Nate Terrell helps his clients recognize the function of their “inner voice” by having them think about one thing and then switch to another.  He explains to them how they can use their “inner voice” and other strategies he writes about in Chapter eight of his book: “Achieving Self-Compassion” to detach from their thoughts and the world outside of them and find greater inner peace by tuning into their authentic selves. Nate defines the authentic self as the permanent part of us that doesn't change as the result of our life experiences, different outward identities, etc.  In a nutshell, it is who we are at our most basic level.   Nate often asks his clients to close their eyes, journey deep within themselves and connect with this essential part of themselves.  They become more relaxed and centered as they reflect on who they really are and what they can do to remain in their authentic selves. He also encourages his clients to look at pictures of themselves and/or read things they wrote when they were younger to connect with this durable component of their psyche that exists beyond their ever-changing thoughts, feeling and perceptions. One of his most compelling discoveries is that he can lead a more effective and satisfying life when he exists in his peaceful, authentic self.  Rather than forget about his responsibilities, Nate is better able to clearly focus on what he needs to do at any given moment, free from stress or the distraction of unwanted thoughts, worries or fears. In fact, when he enters the friendly confines of his authentic self, Nate always feels like he is coming home to a welcoming and inviting place within that is always waiting patiently for his arrival. An important component of our authentic selves is our “inner knowing” which exists beyond our thoughts and feelings and provides us with the wisdom we need to do to take great care of ourselves, respond effectively to the challenges we face and grow into our best selves. Your “inner knowing” is always available to you and will never lead them astray. In contrast to our ever-changing thoughts which we experience at the top of our heads, the messages we receive from our “inner knowing” come from a deeper place within and provide us with a strong sense of correctness we can't shake.  These messages often come “out of the blue,” but are so compelling that we instinctively follow them with serenity and confidence. Valeria Teles interviews Nate Terrell — the author of “Achieving Self-Compassion: Giving Yourself the Gifts of Happiness and Inner Peace.”  Nate teaches how we can achieve self-compassion and find greater happiness and inner peace by: being our own best friend, developing beliefs that work for us, knowing we are inherently worthy, not projecting our needs onto others, choosing happiness and peace of mind, taking great care of ourselves, tuning into our “authentic self”, eliminating negative reactions, appreciating what we already have, and enjoying the present moment. Nate Terrell has witnessed and experienced the healing and transformative power of these strategies in his work with clients and his own quest to be more self-compassionate. Many people believe that it is selfish to be self-compassionate. However, there is nothing selfish about eliminating self-criticism, treating ourselves with kindness, feeling worthwhile, being happy, transcending our worries or finding a peaceful place within. These gifts, which we can give to ourselves at any moment, will fill us with positive energy and caring that we can pass onto others. Nate Terrell very much hopes that you can begin giving yourself the wonderful gift of self-compassion today to fill your life with abundance, fulfillment, and serenity – you certainly deserve it!! Nate Terrell has 40 years of experience as a therapist and currently has a private practice in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. He also has a coaching practice and helps his clients to:   — Overcome the challenges they are facing — Become more self-compassionate — Enjoy greater inner peace and happiness — Get “out of their heads” and savor the moment they are in — “Tune into” their authentic selves and inner knowing — Achieve personal and professional success You can sign up for coaching on Nate's website: achievingselfcompassion.com.  He looks forward to hearing from you! Finally, Nate provides training on self-compassion, mindfulness, meditation, diversity and many other related topics. You can sign up for self-compassion coaching on Nate's website: achievingselfcompassion.com  To learn more about Nate Terrell and his work, please visit: achievingselfcompassion.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Women's Circles, Energy And Radiance Healing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 46:09

    — Energy healing is a way of balancing the flow of energy in the human body and the subtle energy systems.  When we experience trauma, grief, loss or other disturbances to our equilibrium, these experiences get stored as emotions in our systems. These stored emotions can cause blockages by building up and stopping the flow of energy. As humans we are very adept at storing these build ups of energy in varied and surprising places within us - often expressing as ill health in some way. Radiance has shown Theresa Voigt that when heavy emotions, pain or trauma is stored in the body, disconnection and disharmony is the result. By accessing these stores of energy, releasing them and creating space for flow, harmony and balance can begin to be restored.  By opening our hearts and surrendering to the liminal spaces within us, change and transformation is possible. It all begins and ends with the heart. In this way healing becomes an internal search for reclamation of balance and wellbeing. Something that is within reach of all of us. Trusting ourselves to embrace our ability to realize our original blueprints, make the necessary adjustments, and emerge as a new version of our best selves is something we are all capable of.  A way of living where we fall in love with ourselves. In all the ways. This is the power of Radiance. Valeria Teles interviews Theresa Voigt  — She is an Energy Alchemist and Soul Coach based in Sydney Australia.  Theresa believes in awakening women to deeply believe in and live their value and worth so they can create a life they are proud and empowered to live. With a Bachelors in Adult Education and certifications including Reiki Master Teacher, RAW Level 11 Practitioner, Bush Flowers, Meditation, and Energy Healing, she brings all her skills to her sessions. Radiance is the latest iteration of her service and creates pathways for healing which are multi-dimensional and transformation. The essence of those she works with guides the frequencies of change as core issues are identified and released, gently but powerfully moving them into a state of freedom and flow.  To learn more about Theresa Voigt and her work, please visit: theresavoigt.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Mind/Body Guide To Yoga Back Care Beyond 50

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 45:05

    — Certified Yoga Therapy expert Lillah Schwartz clearly explains movement principles, basic anatomy, breath awareness, and the central elements of alignment-based yoga to help you uncover your own healing potential and move toward back pain relief. Her book, Healing Our Backs With Yoga, includes step-by-step instructions with 27 pose sequences, 285 color photos, explanations, hints, and cautions take the guesswork out of yoga so you can practice simple and powerful poses aimed at healing your back. Whether you are a seasoned yoga teacher or a first-time yoga practitioner, Healing Our Backs With Yoga offers the keys to unlock the natural healing capabilities of the body. The book also includes clear instructions along with hints and cautions to guide the readers on their healing journey, and is written with all levels of yoga practitioners in mind. The average person and beginning yoga student will find the background information on physiology helpful in starting a practice to help heal back pain. Other levels of experience will learn to think of their practices in a new light. And, yoga teachers will find new ways to help students along with a new way to think of their own practices. Valeria Teles interviews  Lillah Schwartz — the author of “Healing Our Backs With Yoga: An Essential Guide To Back Pain Relief.”  Lillah Schwartz, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, is an Asheville-based yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and author, with more than 40 years of experience. She shares with students what she has learned from years of study with master yoga teachers including BKS Iyengar, along with ongoing exploration about fascia, back pain relief, keys to healthy aging, and the physics of consciousness. Her teaching resources include her signature book, Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief (2016), several courses designed for Yoga U Online, a You Tube Channel, a Vimeo class Library, weekly Live Online classes, and private consultations.  To learn more about  Lillah Schwartz and her work, please visit: yogawithlillah.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Ways To Increase Your Happiness

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 57:56

    — “We need to understand what happiness really is. A lot of people think that happiness is simply an emotion or feeling that we experience when things are going well in our lives. However, happiness is actually much more than that. Happiness is a state of well-being that includes not only emotions, but also physical and mental health, a sense of meaning and purpose in life, and positive relationships with others. In other words, happiness is about more than just feeling good – it's about living a good life.” Valeria Teles interviews Saman Nasir — a Healer, Meditation Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, A Member Of The American Hypnosis Association, Instructor At The Hypnosis Motivation Institute, And Speaker. Saman Nasir is known to her friends and clients as Samy. She is a Hypnotherapist who has worked with people from all walks of life, helping them to work through their fears, phobias and anxieties. Samy has also helped clients to lose weight, get over addiction, and give up procrastination for good by addressing the root cause behind unhealthy patterns. An Honors Graduate from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Samy is a highly skilled and experienced Hypnotherapist who is passionate about the ability of hypnosis to help people to reach their goals. Though her private practice is based in Los Angeles, California, she has clients worldwide who  reach out to her for help. Samy has seen firsthand how hypnosis can change lives, and that is why she chose to be an instructor in the Nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, where she herself graduated from. If you are looking for help with self-sabotage, Samy can assist you in getting answers from the subconscious, and releasing emotions that hold you back from living your true life. Allow me to introduce you to Samy, a gifted hypnotherapist and teacher who speaks five languages and has a passion for helping people to rise above their challenges. Whether you are looking to heal from a breakup or simply get out of your own way, you will find Samy to be a warm, supportive and insightful guide on your journey to success.  To learn more about Saman Nasir and his work, please visit: dontwaittolive.com      — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    We Are Love: Fierce, Uncompromising, Honest, Free & Wild

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:27

    — Everything is relationship and lovemaking. It is in our active looking and touching, smelling and licking, appreciating, praising and honoring the other; through interactive, interconnected play, interpenetration and mutual receptivity, darkness and light, masculine and feminine, dynamic creativity without end, that magic happens and pleasure flows, the world becoming alive to itself, including us fully alive to ourselves. Love is so much more than we think it is. We are love. What we want is to turn inside out. We want the big love that comes through the portal of our hearts to shine fully on the outside. To be not just something private, not just to be shared with some- one we are intimate with, but something to be shared with everyone and everything. Turning inside out means allowing the mess, the bloody wetness of the inside of the body to show; for the truth of us to be seen, as it were, on the outside. To show our vulnerable confusion and fear. For there is no separation. No division. It is to be just like the movement of energy in our torus-shaped field, allowing that which is at our core to become visible outside. Fierce, uncompromising, honest, free and wild. We are Love. Valeria Teles interviews Julia Paulette Hollenbery — the author of “The Healing Power of Pleasure: Seven Medicines for Rediscovering the Innate Joy of Being.”  Julia Paulette Hollenbery is a bodyworker, therapist, mystic, healer, and facilitator. For more than 25 years she has guided countless clients into deep confidence and self-authority. She is passionate about sharing her life-long love of the mystery, real sensual relationship, and the life of the body. Julia lives and works in London.  To learn more about Julia Paulette Hollenbery and her work, please visit: UniverseOfDeliciousness.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.

    Reiki For Creative Minds: Flow, Balance & Well-Being

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 45:46

    — Reiki is a gentle yet powerful Japanese method of natural healing, which promotes stress reduction, relaxation, restoring ease and clarity, emotional release, creative flow, and support for physical healing, amongst other benefits. Translated as "Universal Life Force Energy," Reiki (pronounced ray-key) involves the light laying of hands on or over the body to help shift, strengthen, and/or restore more balanced energy throughout the body. Reiki can also be sent and received from afar. A practitioner acts as a channel or conduit for Reiki with the intention to support healing; in this sense, Reiki can never harm - it can only do good to support any person of any age, animal, or intention. (Re)Discovered in the early 1900s by Dr. Mikao Usui (of whom the Usui System of Natural Healing is named), Reiki has been passed down from practitioner to practitioner through trainings/attunements.​ While Reiki does provide many healing benefits, it is not meant as a substitute for medical advice/diagnoses or medication; rather, it can be practiced in complement with a medical practitioner, as needed.  A session involves the client lying down on a table (similarly to massage), open and receptive.  Light touch or no (auric) touch is used, based on personal preference.  A one-hour Reiki session can produce the effects equivalent to 4 hours of restful sleep. It can: help remove blocks in the body - physical, mental, emotional, creative, and spiritual; foster peace and compassion; relieve tension; empower goals and intentions; and support healing of past or present conditions.  Sometimes one will experience physical sensations, abstract or vivid visuals, messages, memories - all connected with the intention guiding the practice. You do not have to "believe" in Reiki in order to experience the value/benefits from it, although a willingness to receive allows for a strengthened energetic connection.  Reiki does not have a specific attachment to any religious affiliation; it can only enhance your current spiritual/belief system. Valeria Teles interviews Steven Todd Smith — He is a Certified Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner, based out of Los Angeles, with his energy healing practice, Reiki For Creative Minds.  Immersing himself in a Reiki-guided lifestyle back in 2012, he has had the privilege of supporting thousands of individuals, people and animals, both in-person and remotely.  With a BFA in Drama from New York University, Holistic Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell's T. Colin Campbell Foundation, Steven takes a whole-istic approach to life, connecting with others heart-to-heart, infusing creativity and playfulness, and embracing a grounded simplicity that helps to make Reiki accessible and relatable to anyone and everyone. His mission is to help others reconnect with a more balanced and aligned state of body, mind, and spirit, release unnecessary stress, and fill up every day with greater direction, inspiration, gratitude, love, and light.  In addition to providing support with Reiki treatments, he also teaches classes for those who are interested in incorporating Reiki more directly into their lives for their own well-being and sharing the gift with others. To learn more about Steven Todd Smith and his work, please visit: reikiforcreativeminds.com — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    From Trauma To Leadership In Social Equality

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 48:44

    — “One of the great benefits of helping other people heal is that I get to witness the potency of compassion. A person shared with me a moment that had haunted her for decades. It was a circumstance where she not able to help a vulnerable person she loved. Since trauma is not in the event, it is in the body until it is resolved, then it does not matter that this moment was over 40 years ago. She was endlessly looping in empathy, which is sensing the state of another. If the person we are sensing is in a state of distress then through our mirror neurons, we feel distress. I suggested she move from empathy to compassion. Compassion is empathy + taking action to help (which can be sending our loving prayer). When we act from the desire to relieve suffering, we have moved from a passive state to an action state. The looping emotion was feeling helpless. I suggested, “Would you like to say the soothing prayer that you would have said to your person, had you been able to at the time, while I will sing caring to you.”  I sang while she sent prayers of her love, reassurance, and kindness. The transformation was beyond what I had even hoped. She immediately had a new enlivening image of delivering her love. Taking this to the next level is delivering this love to ourselves. Can we include ourselves in the circle of people who need kind words? A self-critical voice is motivated by threat, a self-compassionate voice is motivated by safety. Pay attention to what is helpful. Organize your mind around compassionate self-talk and you will see benefits to your motivation, and your physical health. It will ripple out and add warmth in your relationship. Feeling connected to ourselves opens the door to feeling connected to others. Connection is the thread that weaves social belonging.  When we have walked the long road to feeling compassion and belonging in our body, we are ready to take our next steps that uplifts human kindness. – Writes Robin Valeria Teles interviews Robin Aisha Landsong — the author of “Loving Bravely.”  She is also a Transformational Speaker, Visionary Artist, Author, and Craniosacral Therapist. During a death experience at eight years old, Robin was called back to life by the Medicine Song of her beloved African mother. Robin then became able to hear the Medicine Songs from the land and the song each person carries within.  She had a second death during the Rhodesian War in 1977. This opened her to become a Health Intuitive, and Medium. She has had the privilege to help over 14,000 people heal trauma response, transform self-criticism into self-compassion, and cultivate ancestral healing.  To learn more about Robin Aisha Landsong and her work, please visit: robinlandsong.com/subscribe-landsong     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Evolution Of The Heart: Love, Unity, Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 56:20

    — There comes a point — a defining moment — where we choose love over fear. We choose to let go and let be. To claim responsibility for our own healing. To emotionally evolve into emotional awareness and emotional intelligence. It's a "Choice Point." It's the specific moment we decide that we will no longer determine who we are by the fear running our systems; no matter the reason or what the intellect determines. This is evolution. Once you take the leap — breathing and moving through the fear within your physical, mental and emotional bodies — you begin to unlock your bodies chemical capacity at a DNA level, supporting your ability to receive and become love. This choice point will only come from your heart and soul. It will not come from the mind, and no one else can do this for you - you must decide. It is and will be the most challenging and the most important work you do in your lifetime. The intimacy of truly knowing Self, of knowing one's heart and transcending fear, can — and often does — unfold with such divine grace. It opens with unshakable love as we continue to delve in with devotion. Miracles and profound shifts unfold when we come together in sacred circle. When we come with a the deep Yes! The unknown is sparked - the unexpected blossoms. We are all being called and invited to choose beyond how we know self to be. To heal the separateness within our own patterns, systems and old beliefs so that we can truly rest within our hearts. Listen for the call. Do you hear it? Can you feel it's vibration stirring in your cells? This is a divine invitation from consciousness. A call to the willing heart. A call to blossom and to come together as one. – from Patricia and Bill with Deep Love and Gratitude Valeria Teles interviews Patricia And Bill Clum  — Throughout Patricia's journey, she has opened to and explored many avenues of the metaphysical world, working and receiving credentials in many professional healing modalities and transformational programs. Bill's own journey of awakening has led him to extensively explore both mentoring and healing, developing skills across several healing modalities and professional certifications. Devotion and commitment have blessed him with the opportunity to have been among many gifted teachers, always discovering even greater depths of his own heart. Patricia And Bill Clum met at the most unexpected time, introduced by a mutual friend. One of those divine intervention moments! At the time, they lived in two separate countries and had two separate lives. While Bill was living in San Diego, traveling and committed deeply to his transformational work, Patricia was living in Canada and raising her two young sons. When they met, both of they were in relationship with our own selves, being led by the divine, single and trusting in  own unraveling. The moment Patricia met Bill she knew he had been sent to her. She knew he would hold her feet to the fire and offer her divine reflection. Patricia knew he could really see her and would support the internal shifts around how she showed up in relationship. And when Bill met Patricia, he felt that she would also offer him his divine reflection and her depth of heart inspired him. In their second meeting, Bill reached out with his hand, looked her in the eyes and told her, “you're the woman I want”. He knew he would grow in deeper and deeper love with her and that she had been sent as the answer to his prayers. Initially they navigated two countries and their own lives, keeping them in constant growth and vulnerability as they became deeper witnesses to each other's hearts and what that meant for the relationship. Even in partnership, they priority remained (and continues to be) their connection to Spirit and their devotion to their hearts and the path they walk beside each other. In the beginning, they heard whispers from the divine that they were an experiment and to trust the process. After every deep dive, they would check in and gauge if they were still a ‘yes' to being in relationship with each other. Eventually Spirit confirmed they were no longer an experiment and to get to work. Patricia and Bill really knew and felt at that moment that they were one with each other and able to then be one with those they served. Now, they are used as channels for the miraculous. And they are always being called to ensure they are clear as individuals and as divine partners. They're blessed to feel what's wanting to open within an individual or group before they ever land in the retreat or session. Through their relationship love is amplified and heart and soul is expressed through the beautiful dance of the masculine and feminine. To learn more about Patricia And Bill Clum and their work, please visit: evolutionoftheheart.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Journaling For The Health Of It!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 41:30

    — Mari L. McCarthy has experienced the life-changing health benefits of journaling firsthand. When multiple sclerosis (MS) caused her to lose function and feeling in the right side of her body several years ago, she had to face the enormous challenge of teaching herself to write with her left hand. Mari began stream-of-consciousness journaling every day and learned far more than just how to be ambidextrous. She learned that journal writing is physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual therapy and the key to health and happiness. Mari is now journaling each day to restore her right side (as well as the rest of her body) to perfect health. The right side of her body is about 65% functional, and her right-handed writing is legible. Journaling helped her change her diet and her sleep habits, and she feels better than she ever has. She hadn't used prescription drugs in 11 years or over-the counter drugs in five years. Mari knows and loves herself unconditionally, and her relationship with her Self is positive, healthy, and compassionate. Mari will help support and guide you on your personal wellness journey and help you become strong, energetic and full of life. Journaling empowers you to take ownership of your health every day: checking in on your body, mind and spirit and paying attention to what they tell you. Now is your chance to begin a habit that will last a lifetime. Valeria Teles interviews Mari L. McCarthy — the author of “Take Control of Your Health in 24 Days: A Journaling For The Health Of It.” Mari L. McCarthy, Founder and Chief Inner Work Tour Guide. She teaches curious health-conscious people how to use Journaling For The Health Of It®️ to heal the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual issues in their tissues. She also shows them how to use this powerful tool to embody and express their True Self.  Mari is the multi award-winning author of Journaling Power: How To Create The Happy, Healthy Life You Want To Live and Heal Your Self With Journaling Power. She's also created 20+ Journaling For The Health Of It® Inner Journey Workbooks that include Who Am I?, and Declutter Your Life In 28 Days. To learn more about Mari L. McCarthy and her work, please visit: createwritenow.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Freedom To Feel: Practicing Present Moment Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 42:25

    — Living from a state of connection to our deepest Self can help us to think, feel, speak and act in more skillful ways. Individually, we can learn to trust our innate wisdom to overcome patterns of behavior that no longer serve us. This can help improve our relationships with family, friends, co-workers and ripple out to our communities and the wider world around us. Valeria Teles interviews Mike Jenkins — the author of “The Gift of the Present: How to Experience More Peace, Joy and Happiness Through Present Moment Awareness and Practicing Present Moment Awareness Video Series.” Mike began exploring Spiritual Practice with a voracious zeal after a diagnosis of cancer at the age of 29. In 2010, he began to experience more profound changes in his perception of himself, others and of life and began writing about this on a blog. He has given talks in Leicester, Yorkshire, Lancaster, London and Brighton, recorded dozens of videos on YouTube, was interviewed on the popular Spiritual Awakening video series Buddha at the Gas Pump and has written many articles and short eBooks.  Mike currently hosts regular weekly and monthly Present Moment Awareness Group sessions on Zoom, offers private guided sessions for individuals and shares articles, eBooks and MP3 meditations on his website.  To learn more about Mike Jenkins and his work, please visit: heartofpresence.co.uk   Also, practice present moment awareness and re-connect with the freedom to feel in your own time and at your own pace with mike's 4 part video series. for a limited time only, fit for joy is offering a 30% discount code. simple enter fit4joy0522, click validate and your discount will be applied: https://www.heartofpresence.co.uk/video-series     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Well-Being, Shamanism, Reflection, And Intentions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 40:12

    — “Don't just learn, experience.Don't just read, absorb.Don't just change, transform.Don't just relate, advocate.Don't just promise, prove.Don't just criticize, encourage.Don't just think, ponder.Don't just take, give.Don't just see, feel.Don't just dream, do.Don't just hear, listen.Don't just talk, act.Don't just tell, show.Don't just exist, live.”— By Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the HeartValeria Teles interviews Kate Vredevoogd — the author of “Words of Wellbeing, A to Z.” Kate Vredevoogd is also a blogger, artist, spiritual explorer and healer, energy worker, and enthusiastic student of Earth School. She was born in Washington State, where she received degrees in Linguistics and Spanish, and has spent the past nine years in Southern Spain. She's recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest. Her books are titled  From the Same Quiver and Words of Wellbeing, A to Z, which is also available in Spanish with the title  Palabras de Bienestar. Energy work and shamanism are healing modalities that have called to her since childhood. She began her healing journey by receiving the three Reiki attunements. She then went on to study under spiritual guides and masters of different lineages from Mesoamerica and South America. Kate is a recognized Cacao Medicine Carrier and Sahumadora following the Mayan tradition, and has been ordained as a Shamanic Priestess by Q'uero High Priest Pampamisayoq Nicolás Pauccar. She holds cacao ceremonies, and combines the heart-opening plant medicine with shamanic practices from the Andean Cosmovision, as well as using drums and medicinal songs to further enhance the healing experience. Her work and her writing focus on building community, respectfully learning about and elevating indigenous teachings, personal empowerment, and connection. To learn more about Kate Vredevoogd and her work, please visit: wanderlustwords.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Fresh Test: Healthy & Conscious During Pregnancy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 27:35

    — "Women are becoming increasingly health conscious; especially during pregnancy. Pregnant women should question all that they consume (e.g. caffeine, alcohol and even strong cleaning agents) to protect their womb. We should also question traditional glucose beverages that were invented in the 1960s; when the use of BVO, Artificial Dyes, Artificial Flavoring, BHA, Sodium Bonzoates and GMOs were commonplace. The Fresh Test has exactly 50-grams of glucose yet is void of unnecessary additives. It's also delicious! This is a product the whole family would love. When given an option, 9 out of 10 women choose The Fresh Test over pharmaceutical brand glucola." – writes Dr. Ralph Mayer Valeria Teles interviews Jacqueline Ramsey — she is the founder of The Fresh Test, LLC – a natural FemTech company based in Los Angeles.  She started her career in Fortune 500 medical companies. Although she respects Big-Pharma, she hopes Fresh Test's spike in market share will ignite a shift away from earnings calls. She is backed by a medical board of advisors ranging from OBGYN's, dieticians, midwives, and medical doctors in her pursuit of strengthening the patient voice & bringing mother-nature back into products. Jacquie was inspired by her first-born son. When she was pregnant with her son, she was at a loss looking for healthy alternatives for the glucose load test. She could not believe there were so many women who were seeking healthier alternatives, yet there were no options for which providers were advocating. When her son was 6 months old, she decided to leave an international job, where she flew to a new country every couple of weeks. It was her dream job but it felt wrong leaving my growing family at home. She decided she could still have a dream job – she knew she needed to create it, though. With her baby by her side, she started creating a product she longed for during her pregnancy, so other mothers would not have to go through the same battles. Now, it is her goal to continue improving her product line, never forgetting the consumer because not long ago, she was in their shoes. To learn more about Jacqueline Ramsey and her work, please visit: thefreshtest.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Depression, Balance And Life Lessons

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 47:01

    — It has practically become trendy for some people, particularly celebrities, to reveal their trials and tribulations of battling depression. It is almost as if you have not lived unless you can express that you “know” depression. People are starting to wear it like a badge of courage. Although this coming out has helped to de- stigmatize the illness, it also has had a spin-off effect of reducing the perceived seriousness of it. To the uninformed, watching Jim Carey reveal his bout with depression on 60 Minutes made it difficult to appreciate how debilitating it is. The seemingly apparent contradiction of a zany comedian who starred in the movie Dumb and Dumber and yet expressed his battles with depression did not add up. To add to the recent celebrity revelations, people often now use the word depression loosely and in a generic context, to denote a temporary lapse of enjoyment, as in, “I know how you feel; I have felt depressed myself.” Depression and feeling depressed are not even in the same ballpark. The differentiation is critical; the seriousness and impact of the illness must not be lost in the zest for society to understand and accept the dis- ease. It is a delicate balance, indeed. – writes Bruce Valeria Teles interviews Bruce R. Ross — the author of “Breaking Free of Depression's Grip: A Powerful Success Story.”  Bruce R. Ross has lived with depression and anxiety for his adult life; more than forty-five years.  Despite this disease 24/7, Bruce overcame its debilitating effects and has led a successful family life, career, and personal life.   After 34 years working in the credit union sector, Bruce retired as senior vice president, finance, from a $1 billion financial institution. He is a lecturer at fanshawe college, has a bachelor of commerce degree, chartered professional accountant (CPA) certification, is certified financial planner (CFP) designation, and he has a master's of business administration (MBA) degree. Bruce finished five marathons after the age of 35 and completed three triathlons, including a half-ironman after the age of 40. He travelled to all fifty US states and all ten Canadian provinces. Bruce was born and raised in Nova Scotia and moved to Ontario in 1987.  He currently resides in Meaford with his wife, Cheryl, and daughter, Hannah.   To learn more about Bruce R. Ross and his work, please visit: brucerross.ca   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Well Woman: Love, Grace & Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 38:32

    — I woke up hot and sweaty in the middle of a sweltering August night. I could not get back to sleep, so I decided to go downstairs to get a drink of water. Halfway down, I heard voices and whispers: first, my mother's; then, a strange man's. Startled, I stopped, sat down in the dark on the worn attic steps, and listened. I couldn't make out everything they said because my mother was crying. I had never heard her cry. I leaned forward, hoping to hear more. “They're coming to take the kids away tomorrow,” she said. I shivered in spite of the heat. Questions tumbled through my seven-year-old mind. Who was coming? Was I one of the kids? Why were they taking us? Where were they taking us?  The hushed voices continued, but fear forced me back to bed. All thoughts of my original purpose for getting out of bed had vanished and been replaced with terror. I tossed and turned for hours before I fell asleep again. I woke up early, my room still dark. I wanted to tell my four sisters and five brothers, who shared the attic with me, what I had heard the previous night. But if I repeated it, it would be true, not some awful nightmare. So, I kept silent. On that fateful day in 1955, my world changed forever…. Writes Donna Valeria Teles interviews Donna Rhodes — the author of “How the Woman at the Well Became the Well Woman: A Memoir of an Extraordinary Ordinary Life.”  Donna Rhodes is a trained speaker, published author, and a certified Life Coach and Personality Trainer.  She has also written for newspapers, magazines, websites, and for story compilation books.  She is the author of How The Woman At The Well Became The Well Woman. Donna teaches Bible Studies and is on the Women's Leadership team at her church. Donna received her certification in Biblical Counseling from The American Association of Christian Counselors.Donna received her Life Coach Training from the Professional Christian Counseling & Coaching Academy in 2007. As a Bible Study teacher, she has taught at West Hills Community Church in West Hills California (4 years) and Community Bible Church in Easley SC (4 years). She was also a Retreat Leader at the Billy Graham Training Center. She has spoken at the Christian Communicators Conference Training, the Hope Floats Women's Conference, MOPS Mom's meetings, The Colors of His Love Conference, and local churches. Donna has been happily married for the past 36 years to Denver. Together they have eight children, 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Her passion is sharing hope for the hopeless; even if they have to borrow hope from her story, until they find their own.  Her happy places are her family, traveling, gourmet cooking, and playing with her dog, Penny.  To learn more about Donna Rhodes and her work, please visit: onewellwoman.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Dare To Unlearn & Unleash The Authentic You!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 32:32

    — What if you could live authentically and live the life that you want? Dare to unlearn and unleash the authentic you! Our conditioning is not our fault and it is not who we are. Our conditioning is faulty when we deny our own needs and or emotions, are people pleasing, have low self-esteem, fear of abandonment and obsessive thinking to name a few.  As human being we are all codependent at some degree. As long as we will live as our ego self more often then we live as our true self, we will adapt in some ways to fit in rather than expressing our true nature. Codependency mean that we forgot who we really are. We have the false belief that we are not loved, worthy or enough as we are so we often try to control, cling or settle for less than our desires. Fear is often at the basis of our decisions and we often numb ourselves by overindulging in food, alcohol, netflix, social media, shopping or other substances. We also distract ourselves from feeling our emotions by avoiding them. We need to get out of our story (ego) and see ourselves as the limitless being that we are. Let's do this together! Valeria Teles interviews Cassie Giguere — She is a Certified Life Coach, Theta Healer, and a student in Psychology at University Laval. Cassie helps her clients to unlearn and rewire their subconscious mind so they can align their beliefs with their desires. She focuses on healing the inner child. She helps the client through a regression to remember the moment when a faulty belief about the self was created so the client can meet his/her inner child's needs, reassure and nurture that part of themselves and heal. For Cassie, healing our inner child is the way to heal ourselves and align all our energy in one direction that we have consciously chosen. She also helps her clients to reconnect with their spirituality and their own wisdom.  Cassie is also an entrepreneur and has built a multi million dollar business in the fashion industry at the age of 25. She began her journey into spirituality and life coaching after she struggled with her own mental health at the age of 27. Because of that experience, Cassie embarked on this long journey of self-discovery and learning and eventually got her theta healing & life coaching certifications. Her life completely changed from the inside out, (from her beliefs to her reality) Cassie left the fashion industry and launched her coaching practice. Cassie believes that we should see progress today in our doctors office with everything that we know about epigenetic and quantum science. Cassie's long term goal is to help bring science and spirituality together.  To learn more about Cassie Giguere and her work, please visit: cassiegiguere.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Space Of Love Women Can Create For Everyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 49:54

    — “I had to first agree to become desperate. I had to agree to quit arguing, to end trying, pushing myself to persevere. I had to agree to understand that this is neither the direction nor the way. I had to understand that I can let things just be, only when I love.” Until now I saw this as surrender. It is not. It is neither a surrender nor compromise, despite sometimes appearing that way. What will happen if we lower our expectations of a joint journey, a co-creation, of being one with men, without a beginning, middle or end, of being lost and rediscovered together with them? What if we will really see them, as they really are, and for everything that they are not? Perhaps then it seems, that this is the gateway to a new, evolving stage in which we will stop living the separation, the domineering and exploitative illusion which we mistakenly call “our nature”, only because at some point in time, women were silenced and men were to a large extent left alone, carrying the responsibility and dominating. It is essential to convey this, so that men will have the opportunity and space to rediscover themselves and it is only then, when women will agree to recognize that it is like this, that they will be able to truly lead. To lead here means – to simply share what they see, to set the rules of the game, to know that they are an authority of wisdom and commitment to do good for all and to actualize all of this in practice. Perhaps in this way, will men also have more freedom to lay their head down and to breath the spaces, the atmosphere that women have created for them and for everyone. – Writes Ruth Valeria Teles interviews Ruth Bar Shalev  — She is the author of “What Really Is: How Would Life Look If We Knew That We Are Not Our Thoughts? And is currently writing the Oh Men.”  Ruth Bar Shalev is a student/disciple, coach and coaching teacher, leader of innovative projects whose time has come, writer, creator, mother of four and grandmother of three, almost 60 years old. Ruth has been coaching for the past 30 years and is one of the pioneers of coaching in Israel. She has led and facilitated breakthrough processes in many different fields, working with the military, women's organizations, the Israeli Ministry of Education, and on inter Arab – Jewish relations, both in Israel and abroad. Ruth has coached thousands of people, hundreds of businesses, startups and state institutions, and trained dozens of coaches. For the past 18 years she has developed a way of coaching and named it: The Art of What Really Is. For the past three years she has been writing, and has published the book “WHAT REALLY IS” alongside a rich website whose vision and beauty emerged from a life journey, a journey that seeks truth in her personal life, in the life of her loved ones and of the people she had and has the privilege to coach. The knowledge which is at the core of all of Ruth's work, wishes to enable a person to remember the wisdom with which we are born, the wisdom of the soul, and to live it in each and every moment and situation. The book, the website and especially the coaching of The Art of What Really Is, teaches a person to distinguish between his or her true nature, and his or her thoughts and the reality their thoughts present to them. True knowledge is motion, a new vision being revealed and not fixed ideas and conclusions. Therefore, it requires a high level of devotion, of giving oneself over, so that the motion, the art of life, can reveal itself. To learn more about Ruth Bar Shalev and her work, please visit: whatreallyis.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Self-Love: A Direct Path To Happiness

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 46:05

    — Self-Love is what Stephani Grace's work is all about—ways to learn to love yourself, and to have more compassion and acceptance for yourself. The reason it feels so hard to love ourselves is because of our ego. We have been conditioned to think and believe in a certain way. A majority of the time this is negative thinking or judgements against ourselves. As we begin to be more loving it can feel inauthentic, and our ego will likely argue with us and ramp up the negativity. We are truly reprogramming our minds to be more loving, and this takes awareness, time, and practice. Please be patient with yourself. Valeria Teles interviews Stephani Grace — the author of “ Creating Real Happiness A to Z: A Mindful Guide to Discovering, Loving, and Accepting Your True Self.”  Stephani Grace is also a motivational speaker, therapist and mindfulness expert. She has used self-exploration and mindfulness to overcome many adversities including addiction and remnants of a traumatic upbringing to live a more vital, inspired and fulfilling life. Through her personal inner work and with hundreds of her clients, Stephani knows that everyone can experience the freedom of living life as their true self, free from judgment and past conditioning to feel joy and happiness every day. She has made it her life's mission to create helpful, accessible and easily applied tools to make wholehearted living possible for all people, everywhere. Stephani Grace is a state-licensed and board-certified professional counselor and mindfulness coach with 21 years of experience counseling and coaching individuals and couples using her unique blend of psychology and spirituality. She received her BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling Psychology from Humboldt State University.  She has a successful private practice in Portland, Oregon where she lives with her daughter, Olivia, her dog, Lulu, and her cats, Birdie and Gus.  To learn more about Stephani Grace and her work, please visit: stephanigrace.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Natural Mood And Brain Boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 46:23

    — “Change Comes from Within.” Valeria Teles interviews Dr. Alex Dimitriu  — He brings a deep respect for science and spirituality into his work. Professionally, Alex is dual board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine. As a consultation psychiatrist, he specialized in the complex interplay between the mind and body. In his work, Dr. Dimitriu helps his patients optimize peak performance by day and peak restorative sleep by night. He has been nationally recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Psychology Today, NBC News among other media. Alex also serves as a medical reviewer for Business Insider, the Sleep Foundation, and is a contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Dimitriu completed his training in the Stanford division of Sleep Medicine. Through the optimization of wake and sleep, he has brought truly amazing outcomes to the most challenging of cases. A thorough understanding of neuroscience and pharmacology are applied to attain the most minimal, efficient and holistic solutions possible. Beyond repair, he strives for enhancement, optimization and longevity. Science and psychology are applied to enhance joy, creativity, cognition, and performance. Away from work, Alex lives to be in the ocean; sailing, kite-boarding, surfing, and spending time with his family. He is currently writing a book about the interplay of therapy and medication, and is involved in the development of BrainFoodMD - a natural brain-boosting supplement. To learn more about Alex Dimitriu and his work, please visit: brainfoodmd.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Transformative And Empowering Life Lessons

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 39:12

    — “Shame is a liar but it's good at its job.” Pam Rader didn't just crave freedom… her survival depended on it. Having escaped at knifepoint from her violent alcoholic husband, she desperately sought a new beginning for her infant son. But after a string of failed relationships and marriages, her worst nightmare unfolded before her eyes as her beloved boy developed an out-of-control heroin addiction. In her deeply personal and touching story, Pam Rader recounts her struggle for independence and acceptance during the most turbulent time of her life. And through the power of yoga and self-reinvention, this mother's discovery of compassion will comfort anyone all too close to the horror of destructive behavior. Her book, “Through the Cracks” is an inspirational memoir that will shine light at the end of any dark and treacherous tunnel.  Valeria Teles interviews Pam Rader  — the author of “Through The Cracks : A Gripping Tale Of Abuse, Addiction And Rising Above A Legacy Of Shame.” Pam Rader is also the owner of Shift Power Yoga, the founder and CEO of Shift Coaching and Leadership (a division of Shift Labs), Speaker, Podcast host, and Life Coach.  Pam's primary purpose in each of her endeavors is to help individuals and organizations discover the power they have to totally transform their lives, experiences and businesses at any moment. She continues to expand her work with the vision of positively and powerfully impacting as many lives as possible.To learn more about Pam Rader and her work, please visit: Pamrader.com and Shiftlabs.ca     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Life Lessons From A Professional Skydiver

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 37:36

    — Melissa Lowe had an unprecedented upbringing as her dad was 2nd generation skydiver (a pioneer as well, he was just inducted into the 2021 Skydiving Hall of Fame) and he was an international drug smuggler in the 80's and went to prison when Melissa was just 12 years old (she wrote about it in her books called Sugar Alpha and Charlie Bravo). In hindsight, Melissa realized that she could have been a victim of her circumstances - a traumatic yet exhilarating childhood. Her father passed away in a tragic skydiving accident in 2003.  However, Melissa has overcome a lot to having become a well-respected female skydiver in a male-dominated sport. She is a professional skydiver that has just completed her 24th world record in 2021 and she has two more world records scheduled for this upcoming year. Melissa has 11,300 skydives, she is an instructor, a part of the Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, an organizer of the Project 19 Women's Vertical World Record, and recently re-elected as a United States Parachute Association [USPA] National Director.  In addition, Melissa is a keynote speaker having spoken on the TEDx stage, an author, personal trainer (as of 2020), and yoga instructor (since 2007). Valeria Teles interviews Melissa Lowe about diversity, inclusion, letting go, being in the moment and rising above the odds. To learn more about Melissa Lowe and her work, please visit: melissa-lowe.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Goal In All Healing Is The Release Of Fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 55:08

    — We are told that the miracle is the means for healing our sickness, but it is not the healing itself. The healing, you could say, is the side effect of the correction that took place in our thinking where the miracle occurred. The miracle undoes misperception in our mind and any type of healing results. Healing tells us that our mind accepted correction and recognized that we are not separate from our Source from which the miracle came.  Healing is not a miracle because the miracle is a thought of God that contains the light of truth. It has the power to correct error. Healing does not contain the light of truth because it is what results from the undoing of error or darkness. The undoing of the darkness is not the light itself. To speak of “a miracle of healing” would then be combining two orders of reality because the miracle has reality in truth or at the spiritual level, but sickness and healing only have reality in our mind being false thoughts or illusion. In the pre-separation condition, we had no need for healing because there was no fear. The belief in separation and fear goes together. So, until our mind can recognize that the separation is unreal and lets it go completely, we will need healing because we will be fearful. Health is inner peace and sickness is some form of external searching for peace. If we are seeking for peace externally in the physical world, we must believe we can find it there and not within us. So, we must also be perceiving the cause of our lack of peace outside of us.  Even when we recognize that the disturbance to our peace; be it fear, pain, conflict, etc. is experienced within us, we will believe that something separate or in our external situation caused it.  In level confusion, our mind does not recognize its casual role in how it is experiencing life. It does not see itself as the maker of its own fears. I will see something outside of itself as the cause of its suffering or problems. This includes the belief that our own body and what we do has causal or creative power to bring about suffering and hurt in us or others. We come to perceive the body as if it has a mind of its own. Valeria Teles interviews Eloisa Ramos — the author of “Beyond Self-Esteem: Discovering Your Boundless Self-Worth.” Eloisa Ramos was born in 1960 in a farming village, in Guanajuato, Mexico. Her family moved to Northern California in 1968. She graduated from Stanford University in with a BA in Sociology. She married, but when two of her four children developed asthma and substance sensitivities, she began looking for "another" way to help her children. It became clear to Eloisa that mainstream medicine did not offer a permanent solution for their health issues. In finding “another” way to help her children, she discovered EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). She is a certified EFT Master Practitioner with the AMT. EFT tapping has opened up a new world of possibilities for Eloisa, her children and her clients.  She has evolved surrogate EFT to The Ramos Clearing Technique which uses muscle testing to find unconscious non-serving beliefs and energetic imprints. Using the principles learned in A Course in Miracles, she helps her clients release, clear and let go of the obstacles to the awareness of Love, which is the miracle, the Source of healing.  May her work help to light the way for all to uncover the Truth that is within. To learn more about Eloisa Ramos and her work, please visit: healing-with-eft.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life to the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

    Start Living Your Life To Its Fullest Potential

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 42:00

    — Start living your life to its fullest potential. Take back control, start fresh, set realistic goals and live life with purpose. Valeria Teles interviews Vernice Morris — she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Entrepreneur who identifies herself as an African American woman.  She is currenting pursuing her 200Hr YTT(yoga teacher training) through Authentic Movements. Originally attending college to fulfill her childhood dream of being a sports agent, Vernice found herself as an AmeriCorps Volunteer serving the homeless population of Spokane, WA. After her service year, Vernice decided to pursue her masters in social work. As she began working in the social work field, Vernice experienced her own mental health breakdown in 2016. Since, she has dedicated her life to working to support individuals in creating a life of their own design by improving their mental health utilizing cognitive, behavioral, and integrative psychotherapy. Following in the footsteps of her grandparents, Vernice is a second-generation small business owner. Vernice resides in Arizona where she provides psychotherapy to individuals/couples through her practice Breaking Waves Counseling and has a passion for working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ populations.  To learn more about Vernice Morris and her work, please visit: breakingwavescounseling.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Growing The Planted Memory Of Our Nature Divinity

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 46:36

    — According to Ayurveda, before the beginning, or what science calls The Big Bang there was Awareness of Oneness. Within the original Awareness of Oneness, arose a desire to experience itself that created Duality of Awareness or Experience. This Duality-Awareness of Experience created the energy of friction and the manifestation of Energy or Prana. Some of this manifested Energy condensed becoming matter. To understand matter, one needs to experience it, and so this trinity, Awareness, Experience, and Energy/Matter came into being, with the result, our physical universe with its diverse attributes.  Ayurveda is a vital science and art-healing system that provides guidance for living in harmony with our inner, microcosmic, and outer, macrocosmic, environments as well as other beings around us. Its way of teaching us is very poetic, because life is poetic, with much more going on between the lines and the wave-particles of potential matter than is readily apparent by just the energy-material "facts" of the wave-particles themselves. This is said with the understanding that our minds manufacture fact. ". . we develop the fact by giving it further order, form and structure. Ayurveda is unique in that it clearly informs us how to live in harmony with Nature. It is the "wisdom of living." One may call it the original ecological worldview where the fundamental interdependence of all living systems is primary.  Ayurveda encompasses all aspects of life—our physical bodies, our thoughts and emotions, our spiritual connections, our relationships and inter-relationships to each other and the other living systems in our environment.  Ayurveda teaches us how to maintain a dynamic harmony with these concepts to maintain and regain our health.  Valeria Teles interviews  Judyth Shamosh, Ph.D — the author of “The Physics & Poetry of Eastern Herbal Medicine: How Modern Physics Validates Eastern Medicine.” Judyth is a Systems Herbalist who has been a clinical practitioner since 1994. Founder of Greenfingers Herbal Medicine Clinic, she practices Ayurvedic, Classical Chinese, and Western herbal medicines and teaches apprentices. She has served on the governing council of the American Herbalist's Guild, Arizona Herb Association, and RainStar University College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and been adjunct faculty of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. A yoga instructor and poet, she also was an assistant curator for the Phoenix Art Museum and worked in geology and archeology. To learn more about Judyth Shamosh and her work, please visit: judythshamosh.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Five Keys To An Amazing Mindset!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 55:07

    — “Life is full of challenges. Sometimes it can seem that limitations are stopping you from achieving your dreams. I know all about challenges and limitations. I was born with severe cerebral palsy. I spend most of the day in a wheelchair. I speak with a nearly incomprehensible impediment. These are my circumstances. They make achieving my goals more difficult. They do not make achieving my goals impossible. It may take creativity, but with the proper mindset, it is possible to make your dreams become your reality. I know. I wanted to live an amazing life full of many experiences. I found a way and I did it. I wanted to start a business. It was tough, but I found opportunities and I did it. I wanted to be a speaker and author. I am now the writer who can not write and the speaker who can not speak. I always wanted to be a family man. I have a family. I am making my dreams come true. Sounds pretty amazing, right. It is. But, it didn't just happen. I messed up. I fell down. I got up. I learned. I achieved. That's how it goes. You learn lessons and you achieve. It's all about mindset. If you want your dreams to come true, you have to have the right mindset. – says Sourena Valeria Teles interviews Sourena Vassegh — the author of “Big Dreams Take Small Sacrifices and Love Your Life And It Will Love You Back.”  Sourena Vassegh is the speaker who can't speak and the writer who can't write with one simple mission. He empowers people to take control of their lives so they can find the freedom and joy of living life on their own terms. Sourena teaches that by seizing the power of one's own mindset it's possible to be successful and satisfied. To learn more about Sourena Vassegh and his work, please visit: sourenav.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    PAUSE, THINK, & ACT — Are You Thoughtfully Fit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 30:33

    — Your mind is like your body. Train it right, and it'll become stronger, faster, and more agile! Grounded in simple yet proven strategies, Thoughtfully Fit trains your mind to perform well under any challenging circumstance. It helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses, maximize your full potential, and customize a plan for success. Developed by Darcy Luoma, one of America's most highly credentialed leadership coaches, Thoughtfully Fit is the culmination of her lifetime work training leaders and teams to achieve peak mental fitness and overcome any hurdle effectively. Valeria Teles interviews Darcy Luoma  — the author of “Thoughtfully Fit: Your Training Plan for Life and Business Success.” Darcy Luoma, creator of Thoughtfully Fit®, is the founder and CEO of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, a firm that specializes in solving organization's people problems. She's a sought-after coach and consultant who has worked in forty-eight industries, with more than five hundred different client organizations, impacting tens of thousands of leaders and employees.  She is one of America's most highly credentialed coaches, earning the prestigious Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation—a distinction held by only 3.8% of coaches in the world. The University of Wisconsin–Madison, a Big10 university, sought out Darcy to design its rigorous 9-month Certified Professional Coach training program. She served as the program's director, lead instructor, and then director of training and quality assurance since its inception.  Before Darcy began her firm in 2013, she served as the director of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's office for twelve years, did national advance work for the White House, worked for two U.S. presidential campaigns, and served as a trusted senior advisor and deputy transition director to a governor. She received the distinguished Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) award from the National Speakers Association, the largest speaker's association in the world. She has spoken at more than five hundred events in front of audiences ranging from twenty-five to twenty-five hundred every month.  She has a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School. As an undergraduate she double majored in German and Mathematics, but the only time she uses these skills is when trying to double a recipe for German Black Forest Cake. For the last twenty three years she has been an avid triathlete and Ironman. She uses her grit and determination in both her athletic and professional endeavors. Along with her favorite job being a mom of two energetic teenage daughters, she enjoys adventure travel, yin yoga, kickboxing, spicy chai lattes, and afternoon naps.  To learn more about  Darcy Luoma and her work, please visit: darcyluoma.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Experience The SHIFT — Meet Your True Self!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 35:33

    — “Your True Self is who you truly are. It is your Soul. It is your Essence. It is YOU. Your True Self is kind, compassionate and wise. Your True Self is the source of your creativity and your inner power. Because you are connected to your True Self, you feel good and have a wonderful sense of well-being. You are connected to your power source, to your strength, to your Center. You are connected to that which allows you to create a wonderful life. It is the source that will provide fuel for your upcoming life's journey.”Valeria Teles interviews Bonnie Barness — the author of “ Experiencing The Shift - Book One: A New Way Of Thinking Seeing And Being.” Bonnie Barness is from Beverly Hills, California and is a graduate of U.C.L.A. She currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy , hynotherapy and SHIFT Actualization™ Coaching.Ms. Barness has created the SHIFT Actualization Process™ in which individuals are able to shift out of pain, blocks, barriers, and limitations, into a new state of consciousness, allowing for a greater experience of joy, happiness, fulfillment and the manifesting of dreams. A sense of hope, relief and freedom often is experienced for individual dealing with anxiety , loss, depression and addiction. She helps families and couples move out of conflict into deep, intimate connection. Those consciously on a spiritual path reach new levels of insight, understanding and experience. For some, the SHIFT take place over a period of time. For others, it happens immediately. As an author and speaker, Ms. Barness enjoys sharing her unique approach to relationships, life and spiritual growth with others. On radio and television, on social media and as an expert source for the Arizona Republic, and her advice column, “Ask Bonnie” she has provided specific strategies for dealing with life' challenges and for living life to the fullest.Through her books and workbooks, as well as during SHIFT Actualization™, seminars and weekend retreats, she and her Certified SHIFT Facilitators  help individuals and professionals turn personal and professional dreams into a reality. For more information about her books, events and SHIFT Facilitator Training, please visit BonnieBarness.com or her YouTube channel Connecting with Your True Self at Bonnie Barness. If you are interested in arranging future speaking engagements, customized SHIFT Actualization™ seminar and retreats or private coaching session, please email her at BonnieBarness@yahoo.comTo learn more about Bonnie Barness and her work, please visit: bonniebarness.com— This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Transforming Illness To Wellness

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 48:07

    — “If only the transformation from ILLNESS to WELLNESS were as simple as changing the spelling:  Just change "I" to "WE", and we go from ILL to WELL... Well, at the very core, there is a profound truth to be found in that "magic spell." By myself, my capacity for transformation is quite limited. I tend to repeat the same choices day after day and remain fundamentally on the same path year after year...  My choices are limited by the available resources in my physical and cultural environment, as well as internally by factors such as my awareness, my attitudes, my thinking, my knowledge, my experience, and my wisdom. But, in God's wisdom, we were not placed alone, each on a separate planet.  We have the benefit of interacting with family and community as well as finding teachers and mentors to guide us through the challenges we face in our personal development, spiritual growth, and physical healing.  When I contemplate the course of my life, it is punctuated by those guides and mentors who opened my world to new worlds of possibility and wonder.” – says Dr. Glen  Valeria interviews Dr. Glen Swartwout — co-author of “Transforming Your Life Volume IV (4): 18 Incredible Stories Showing The Strength Of The Human Spirit.” Dr. Glen Swartwout is the Wizard of Wellness, Medical Empath, Formulator, Eye Doctor, Best-Selling Author, Speaker And Developer Of The Clinical Theory Of Everything. Dr. Glen Swartwout graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors in Environmental Earth Sciences and Chemistry from Dartmouth College. He received his doctorate at the top of his class in Vision Science with honors in Optics as well as Leadership, being inducted into both Beta Sigma Kappa and the Gold Key Honor Societies. He interned at the State University of New York in Manhattan, where he trained at the largest outpatient vision clinic in the world. He served as Editor, Vice President and President of the American Optometric Student Association serving 4000 international student doctor members. He is the author of over 50 professional papers, books, and software programs. His first professional office was in Tokyo, Japan. For the last 30 years, Dr. Glen Swartwout has focused on developing his system of accelerated self-healing. The process starts with a bio-communication called Biofield Analysis, which he developed out of a variety of German Electrodiagnostic techniques. His healing ministry now spans the globe with healing clients on every inhabited continent. The methods optimize the innate healing potential of your body, independent of particular symptoms or diagnoses. He has helped thousands of people get off drugs and avoid surgery. Dr. Glen Swartwout is also available as a guest speaker and as a consultant. In his energy research, he rediscovered the frequency known in ancient China and Tibet as the Dominant Harmonic Frequency of Nature. To learn more about Dr. Glen Swartwout  and his work, please visit: acceleratedselfhealing.com and remedymatch.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Emotionally Balanced With REBT

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 38:58

    — When we are emotionally balanced, our lives have more of a flow and become less of a struggle. As we reduce unhealthy negative emotions, and increase the presence of healthy emotions, mindfulness and awareness become more accessible. When our minds are at ease, our problem solving skills improve and we are better equipped moving towards our goals and aspirations, resulting in happier and more meaningful lives. The seeming impossible becomes possible. There is a shift within our energetic selves, which shift in itself may promote feelings of joy and fulfillment within, and in our lives. Valeria Teles interviews Anette Eriksson  — she is a clinical therapist in private practice based in New York City where she provides therapy and coaching to her clients. Anette has a particular interest in helping her clients achieve emotional balance and uses Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), a form of CBT, in her practice. REBT is a solution-focused approach and has its roots in ancient Greek, Roman, and Eastern philosophy, with a particular influence of Stoicism. The philosophical component is brought into the cognitive challenging of clients' irrational (unrealistic and unhelpful) thoughts and beliefs, which beliefs tend to create neurosis and dysfunction. The premise of REBT is that our thoughts and beliefs have a lot to do with how we feel and behave. This theory was argued by the Greek Stoic philosopher, Epictetus, who notably said, “People are not disturbed by things, but the view they take on them.” Anette has a master's degree in clinical social work from Fordham University, and post-graduate training in REBT from the Albert Ellis Institute. In addition to her therapeutic education, Anette has an extensive background and training in philosophy and mindfulness. To learn more about Anette Eriksson and her work, please visit: anetteerikssontherapy.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The Power Of Positivity: Become A Better & Stronger You

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 29:43

    Valeria Teles interviews Hamideh Taraki  — she is a Life Coach and Theta Healer. Hamideh Taraki was born in Tehran, Iran, and she was a witness to the Revolution and the War with Iraq. Challenging life after the war and the bad financial decisions of her father made her think more about happiness and success. Hamideh became an observer. She loved reading books and psychology, philosophy, anthropology were her favorites. Thirsty for knowing other cultures, Hamideh had chosen BA in French Translation. After graduation, besides my daily job, she was translating books and articles during nights and weekends. Her books have been published by famous publishers in Tehran. Still, Hamideh wasn't feeling happy or satisfied. At that time, she was feeling a heavy pressure on her shoulders. She was all the time scared of the future, and it gave her a kind of anxiety. Something inside Hamideh was pushing her to go faster but towards where? What was my purpose? Finally, the pressures made her sick, a strange strong headache behind her left ear. She couldn't sleep anymore. Hamideh was taking painkillers for a while. She was forcing herself to keep going. In 2007, Hamideh immigrated to Montreal, Canada. Seeking her real purpose in life and her highest passion, she took every opportunity and help. She was always passionate about lots of things, she was starting them passionately, but Hamideh was bored after a while. So, she came back to university. For four years, she was going from one field to another, finally, when she was in Job Counseling, she found her place. But her headaches became worse. Doctors couldn't find anything. Suddenly, she was crushed. Hamideh had to stop everything. She used to be a blamer, projecting the problems to others, her parents, situations, society, politicians, etc. She was full of resentments. Non-stop headaches and a very low level of energy made her stop every activity in her life. Hamideh couldn't even read a book. So, she has been forced to have lots of silent moments, she listened to motivational audios and videos. That was her transformational time. Hamideh recognized a kind of power inside her that had always guided her. She learned to look differently, to ask the universe different questions. As soon as she made her decision to be healthy, the universe started providing her with the right people and guidance. After one year, her energy boosted, and Hamideh had fewer headaches. When for the first time she meditated she found it the best and most interesting experience she have ever had. When she was participating in Life Coaching classes, Hamideh was introduced to Theta Healing. She found it amazing. She has already learned Reiki, however, with practicing Theta Healing, she could feel the shifts inside her. Her physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies were healing at the same time. She has started feeling energetically lighter. She also gained a smorgasbord of significant new insights into herself and her life. Last year, Hamideh launched her online company. She works hard but she enjoys every minute of it. She is working as well as a volunteer for The Women Center in downtown Montreal. To learn more about Hamideh Taraki and her work, please visit: hamidehtaraki.com and shouloushop.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Taoist Wicca: A Practical Guide To The Unseen, Ourselves, & Our Planet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 49:34

    — Wicca is a Nature worship that assumes that duality is complementary—not adversarial. Like other opposites, evil and good coexist; they define each other. While there are such things as evil spirits, the more we focus on positive energies and build our alliances with the Spirit realm, the stronger and more protected we become. In wholism, evil is the Shadow Power of good. It is seen as wounded or misguided energy that expresses itself as negativity, cruelty, fear, greed, war, and ignorance, which harms the greater good, such as fouling the water or clear-cutting a forest. For the most part, energy is neutral by nature and guided by intention. In other words, the assumption in Wicca is that we empower what we focus on.  Valeria Teles interviews Suzy Peltier  — the author of “Ancient Wisdom for Modern Needs: Discovering Taoist Wicca.” Suzy Peltier, also known as Lady Red Hawk, has served the Lord and Lady as well as the principle of holism for over thirty years as a certified massage therapist, hypnotherapist, Reiki master teacher, shaman, Interfaith minister, auxiliary chaplain for UCSF Medical Center, third-degree Wiccan high priestess, and founder of the neo-Wiccan tradition of Taoist Wicca. With a background in medical anthropology and a degree in holistic health, Suzy was intrigued by the use of ritual as an ancient healing tool. She wondered, How does ritual work? What makes this ancient art form so adaptable that it was used for healing, worldwide, for thousands of years—by cultures with very different belief systems? There had to be something practical about it, so why is it virtually absent from modern culture? She wondered how ritual works and if it could be used to address the epidemic of stress and other modern ills. Could ritual help restore the balance, belonging, and empowerment missing in our current cultural values? Twenty-six years ago, she gathered a few friends together to run a unique spiritual and social experiment to explore these questions. This experiment evolved into the practice of Taoist Wicca, with practitioners and small covens across the U.S., and an email Circle list, offering an extended Wiccan and Reiki community to people across the globe. She has written and hosted two internet radio shows. Spiritually Speaking: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Needs can be found on voiceamerica.com/show/2033/spiritually-speaking and Hidden Connections: Exploring the Body/Mind/Spirit Complex produced by elevatedradiofm.com is archived on suzypeltier.com. Her videos discussing the sabbats and other exciting conversations can be found at www.youtube.com/user/mssuzypeltier. To learn more about Suzy Peltier and her work and to subscribe to the email list and receive original writings, updates of events, meet our talented coven members, download individual rituals, packing lists, and other support materials, please visit: taoistwicca.com and suzypeltier.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Taoist Energy Arts, Psychotherapy & Spiritual Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 43:56

    — A central dilemma for spiritual seekers, and perhaps for all human beings, is learning how to live with one part of our awareness rested into the profound stillness of the unconditioned mind, while simultaneously being fully engaged in the unique context of our lives. This is an art that requires years of practice. To accomplish this balance of stillness and movement we must be deeply rooted in the paradoxes of human existence. We must recognize ourselves as both form and formless, as a unique event in time and space, and also a timeless essence that transcends physical, psychological and cultural conditions. We must understand ourselves as beings with biological, psychological and cultural conditioning, and also as timeless wells of emptiness from which creation has mysteriously sprung.  The practitioners that I have known that have embodied this moment of creation when emptiness flows into form and form into emptiness have a particular kind of energy about them. They transmit a timeless presence and transcendent quality of Being while simultaneously being fully focused, clear and deeply available in every moment. They are luminous, flowing, relaxed, fully present in the complexity of every context, and see the world with an admirable sense of objectivity. They are not “stuck”…. Writes Michael  Valeria Teles interviews Michael Robbins — He is a psychotherapist, Taoist teacher, poet, and visual artist who works in Somerville Massachusetts. Michael has studied and taught the Taoist practices of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Taoist meditation for more than 4 decades and continues to study these arts with high level masters whenever he has a chance. As a psychotherapist he works with individuals, couples, families and groups, leads retreats both in this country and in Europe and supervises therapists in his unique integration of body-oriented, systems informed, existential/psychoanalytic and spiritually based therapy both virtually and in person. He has published two book chapters and many articles on a variety of topics as well as two books of poetry all of which are available on his website. As a visual artist he has exhibited his work in a variety of venues. He is also a student of the Austrian mystic Thomas Hubl, and a member of the Ridwhan School founded by A.H. Almaas.   To learn more about Michael Robbins and his work, please visit: michaelrobbinstherapy.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Steps To Forgiveness — Healing Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 42:03

    —When there has been a betrayal in a relationship, this leads to an emotional injury, and if not addressed through understanding and forgiveness, it can lead to resentment or termination of the relationship. But how do you go about tackling the journey of forgiveness together? Priscilla Rodriguez says that it will not be a comfortable experience, but it can lead to a closer and more intimate relationship. In this episode, we discuss forgiveness and what the forgiveness process looks like. Valeria Teles interviews Priscilla Rodriguez — She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas and owns an online boutique private practice called Modern Wellness Counseling. Priscilla's private practice's sole mission is to give couples and individuals the tools they need to make their relationships thrive. Priscilla and her team of contract clinicians focus on helping adults reclaim their connections with others, whether that be healing emotional trauma and betrayal, learning how to manage anxiety and stress, or finding ways to love oneself. To learn more about Priscilla Rodriguez and her work, please visit: modernwellnesscounseling.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Strength Training For Health & Well-Being

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 44:50

    — Strength training as we know helps us build muscle and get stronger, but that's not all. Through this process, we are also reshaping our metabolism enabling our bodies to burn more calories at rest. The more muscle we have on our body the more energy output we have, which allows our body to break-down our fat stores in order to meet this new demand. Also having a higher muscle mass percentage improves our body composition. This is our lean mass to fatty mass ratio. Having a lower body fat percentage helps us better manage our weight in the long run. Strength training can often lead to a higher after-burn effect. This means that the body continues burning calories even after the workout is over.  ~ says Noelle Valeria Teles interviews Noelle McKenzie —  she is the Co-Founder Of Leading Edge Personal Trainers, ACE certified personal trainer and level 1 Kettlebell certified, which is when she learned she had an act for helping people achieve life-long fitness goals. Leading Edge Personal Trainers is a black-owned NYC-based family business that was launched back in 2008 by Kern and Noelle McKenzie Alexander. They care most about the success of their clients and make sure they are always leading with the client's best interests at heart. Over the years Leading Edge has helped hundreds if not thousands of people become more confident in their bodies and what they can do. They instill mindful healthy habits and a personalized progressive exercise training program that transcends what their clients do in the gym to further enrich those clients' day-to-day lives. Leading Edge's goal is to have every client improve his/her quality of life and the relationship with his/her health and fitness. Nobody should have to suffer from chronic pain, and thankfully Leading Edge has been able to help so many of their clients live pain-free.  To learn more about Noelle McKenzie and her work, please visit: leadingedgeny.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Shamanic Healing: A Path To Wholeness

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 39:47

    — Shamanic healing includes a huge body of ancient wisdom “technologies” for engaging nonphysical beings in the spirit realms to assist humans in healing, evolving and harmonizing ourselves, our communities and our relationship to All That Is. “We are on the brink of a phenomenal healing revolution with new, radical understanding and breakthrough technologies emerging continually. I desire to spark your imagination and fuel your inquiry into the realms of spirit-based energy healing and to wish you well as a fellow traveler through the Great Mystery of Being.” – Judith Valeria Teles interviews Judith Hoaglund — She is the author of “Embody Wholeness: Journeys into Energy Healing, Altered States and the Quantum Field.”  To Judith Hoaglund, guiding people in deep personal healing, self-discovery and empowerment is her life's passion.  Over the past 3 decades, she has studied and employed a wealth of both ancient and modern techniques to promote healing on all levels of being.  In addition to traditional shamanic techniques of energy work such as cleansings, extractions and entity removal, she utilizes guided hypnosis journeys to facilitate her client's connection with helping spirits and guides. These light-filled beings assist in performing soul retrievals, healing trauma, PTSD and illness, clearing energy blockages, past life trauma and impediments, ancestor healing, unbinding spells, curses and unhealthy connections, and more. Every one of us carries archived trauma, either personal, ancestral, transpersonal or all three.  To be born into a physical body is to inherit some form of trauma.  The energy blockages created by this suffering, sooner or later, create illness.  In working through these layers of challenges, Judith has travelled extensively and worked with numerous healing modalities including Sufi mysticism, Andean shamanism, Reiki, breathwork, meditation, hypnotherapy, plant medicine and with a variety of Native and shamanic healers.  Yet it has been through guiding and assisting others toward healing that her creative gifts have blossomed.  She has been inspired to create a synthesis of techniques that open the doors for clients to receive extensive personal and family healing, as well as enduring spiritual guidance that transforms their lives. Energy healing and shamanic techniques open us to the realms of quantum reality that are potentially unlimited in scope and are thus effective both in person and remotely.  In her private practice, Judith works with clients by guiding them through deep, introspective journey work at her home in Sonoma County, California. She also offers session by phone and internet.  Her recent book details step-by-step guidelines that anyone can follow to learn these healing techniques, and she also offers workshops for in-person training of shamanic healing. To learn more about Judith Hoaglund and her work, please visit: judithhoaglund.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    The I-M Approach: The Power Of Respect

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 47:30

    — What if everyone actually is doing the best they can, at that moment in time, with the potential to change in the very next second to another best they can. Each one of us is doing the best we can, bending, adapting, to the world.  Who am I to say that the way you bend is wrong? Who are any of us to judge each other like that? We each may have a preference, but if we judge each other we will just get angry and defensive. When we change the paradigm from incredulous to inquisitive, we encourage an opportunity to explore the others perspective. That is how Dr. Joe uses his I-M Approach. To wonder with a patient who they are and why they do what they do. For all of us to wonder who we are and why we do what we do. Valeria Teles interviews Dr. Joseph Shrand — the author of “ Unleashing the Power of Respect: The I-M Approach.”  Dr. Joseph Shrand is Chief Medical Officer of Riverside Community Care headquartered in Dedham, Mass. He has been a Lecturer of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct Faculty of Boston Children's Hospital. He is triple Board certified in adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Shrand hosts a weekly radio show on WATD 95.9 FM, The Dr. Joe Show: Exploring who we are and why we do what we do.  He is the author of Manage Your Stress: Overcoming Stress in the Modern World, Outsmarting Anger: Seven Strategies to Defuse our most Dangerous Emotion, the winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life Awards, 2013 Psychology self help category, The Fear Reflex: Five Ways to Overcome it and Trust your Imperfect Self, and Do You Really Get me? Finding Value in Yourself through Empathy and Connection. Outsmarting Anger has recently been republished in paperback due to demand. Among colleagues and staff, he is affectionately called “Doctor Joe,” as he was “Joe” in the original children's cast of the PBS series “Zoom.” To learn more about Dr. Joseph Shrand and his work, please visit: drshrand.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

    Nature And Joy: Step Into The Sunshine With Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 42:03

    — We humans determine ourselves where our space is, from breath to breath, from thought to thought. We can stay in the shadow, worrying and doubting, or we can step into the sunshine with trust. The universe smiles at you in every blossom, in every bird song, in the sparkling of the stars. You are unique. You are precious. You are beloved. Valeria Teles interviews Brigitte Novalis  — the author of “The Magic of Inner Silence: How to Connect With Nature and Rediscover Your Joy of Life.”  Boston-based therapist and Reiki Master Brigitte Novalis inspires readers across the world to live their best life (The Life You Want) and to find their magical connection with nature (The Magic of Inner Silence). Her beautifully illustrated fairy tales enchant both children and grown-ups alike. Brigitte loves her family, her dogs and cats, Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, and good stories (both reading and writing them!). In Brigitte's new adventures series, you will follow Anna to the Quentin Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences (Anna and the Missing Child, Anna and the Mysterious Twins, Anna and the Mongolian Princess) and enter a new world where living becomes magical and joyful. To learn more about Brigitte Novalis and her work, please visit: brigittenovalis.com   — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well.  

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