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Dan is a strategist, creative, and skilled facilitator. He is also an educator, global speaker, tech investor, and startup founder. His ethos is embedded in the More Space philosophy, to transform employees to intrapreneurs. So they are better equipped to tackle big problems. So they have the capability to create new solutions, and the confidence to put them in motion. This enables organizations to foster a culture of creative confidence and collaboration. Human-Centered Design (HCD) and Design Thinking is at the core of what we do. Our programs are centered around the More Space framework. The More Space framework incorporates the methodologies of Design Thinking, Futuring, Lean, and Agile. Talks about Innovation, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design. Timestamp 2:37 From designing things, to helping people make sense of things 7:01 Being the Gandalf to a classroom of superheroes 8:26 Using MURAL technology as a facilitator's tool 11:51 Being vulnerable builds trust in the room 16:04 Digging in and dealing with hiccups 19:05 Planning and scheduling for business - a balancing act 20:19 The birth of More Space for Light 25:11 What makes a good workshop 26:40 Self-care and the importance of sleep 31:10 Identifying the patterns and seasons of business, then making plans around it 32:56 Reclaiming a stolen focus 35:28 Motorbiking and being present in the moment 37:10 Understanding the “why” in the change process Social Media LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danlevy1979/ More Space For Light Website: https://morespaceforlight.com.au/expertise/vision-and-strategy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/morespaceforlight/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morespaceforlight YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbiT-qp26z40mzOynuvX6SA The Future of Now - Talkshops: https://morespaceforlight.com.au/the-future-of-now/ The Future of Now - Podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-future-of-now Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Genius - https://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/ Transcript Patti Dobrowolski 00:03 Hello Superstars! Welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius Podcast, where you will gain insight and tips to stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host, Patti Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in - because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week, I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to Up Your Creative Genius in any part of your life. Patti Dobrowolski 00:39 Hey, everybody, it's Patti Dobrowolski. As you know, and today - oh my gosh, I have like one of my new best friends that is just incredible. And I would just say he's my new Australian best friend, because I have a best friend in Australia, and I have one in various different cities - but this one is somebody brand new, who I really, really love. He's so incredibly creative, you're gonna love him - Dan Levy, and he's with the company More Space For Light, which we're going to talk about what that means - but first, I want to introduce him to you. He's a strategist, a creative and a skilled facilitator - I'm telling you, he really rocks it on MURAL. So he's also an educator, global speaker, a tech investor and startup founder, he's done so many things that to help employees transform, and they call it becoming an INtrapreneur - so you really are living in alignment with your true purpose, as you go out and spread your work and your business into the world. So, his whole thing is around helping you creatively problem solve, and getting you to understand how to do it yourself, and he loves to enable organizations to foster a environment of creative confidence and collaboration. So, he does human centered design, and he's just a design thinker - you should check out his website right away, because it's incredible. And there's a whole bunch of case studies there that I was just like stalking you on Dan, and they're amazing. So please help me welcome Dan Levy - yes! All the way from Adelaide. Aren't you in Adelaide? Brisbane? Dan Levy 02:23 I am in Adelaide, in Adelaide. Patti Dobrowolski 02:24 Oh, Adelaide, okay. Yup. Dan Levy 02:25 Patti, you're gonna mess with everyone because I've got an English accent. So people go: "Oh. That's not very nice." Patti Dobrowolski 02:30 That's right. It's so true. Oh, well, but whatever. Here you are. You're here. Thank you for being on the show. Dan Levy 02:36 Thank you for having me. Patti Dobrowolski 02:37 Well, now tell us, Dan, now that I gave you that big drumroll of an introduction - and just want to say that it's his morning, it's my night, so we're on opposite ends - and so he's just waking up and I'm just trying to stay up, as you know. But here's- the conversation is going to keep all of you awake as soon as we get into it. Dan, you have to tell us how did you come to be a creative- and game-stormer and design thinker? How did you ever get to this place? Dan Levy 03:09 I would be lying if I said it was intentional. I started in design. And what I found was, as I got further and further away from the tools, I found that people either go down one or two paths, they either go, well, one of three paths: they either go into leadership in regards to they want to manage a group; they either go into development, meaning they want to own the experience; or they go into a more user-centric role, which means they want to be able to help people understand what the hell everybody else is doing. So that they can make sense and- Patti Dobrowolski 03:48 - And be fantastic. Yeah. Dan Levy 03:50 Yeah, yeah, yeah. So basically, I went down that more user-centric role. And what I found was the user-centric role usually involved me helping people to understand or attach rationale or linked things back to business objectives. And slowly what happened was I developed this design thinkers mindset and toolkit. And before I knew what was happening, I found out it was a thing. So then I had to kind of reverse engineer my thinking to fit into frameworks that allowed me to have conversations- Patti Dobrowolski 03:54 -that already exist. Dan Levy 04:07 Yeah. Patti Dobrowolski 04:08 - already existed, right. I love that. You had your own thing. And then you had to figure out: Okay, well, this is what they're calling that thing that I'm doing - and so I'm going to make sure that I understand that, so I can make sure that this thing that I have, I can do it in my own way. Dan Levy 04:42 I knew none of the words. Patti Dobrowolski 04:44 Yeah. Dan Levy 04:44 I found out about this program by Luma: L-U-M-A, Luma. And I got friendly with somebody from Luma and I was explaining to them my world - and they kept telling me: oh, that sounds like this tool, that sounds like that tool. So I invested, became a Luma facilitator to learn more about what they were doing - just basically to formalize, and make it less punk rock, bit more like there's this struc- Patti Dobrowolski 05:07 - legitimize yourself, you were trying to make yourself legit. Dan Levy 05:12 -Legit. Patti Dobrowolski 05:12 That's what your T-shirt should say. Now, were you a designer when you were a kid? How did you get into design? What did you do? Dan Levy 05:19 I was so into comics. And it's kind of a relevant conversation, this - because my boys had just started to get into comics. So all I've got left from when I was a kiddie is a big box of Marvel Comics, and I pulled them out the other day for the kids - and I just rediscovered my childhood at the moment. And the kids again, and they're drawing. So when I first got into art, it was all about creating stories, making comics, and getting into art, and then media with film. And then slowly, I figured out I like computers, and then it was interactive and riding the wave of web design and not app, but more CD-ROM designs. So that was really my path in. Patti Dobrowolski 06:02 So CD-ROMs, meaning you did the covers. Dan Levy 06:05 Meaning that - for example, Ford or Jaguar would create an interactive CD-ROM, which is basically, these days, like a website on a CD-ROM. Patti Dobrowolski 06:16 Yes, whoa. Dan Levy 06:17 And I'd be part of our creative team that would do the UI and the buttons. So do you remember something called Director and Lingo? Patti Dobrowolski 06:25 Of course, of course. (laughs) Dan Levy 06:26 Whoa, yes. I was working with Director and Lingo. Patti Dobrowolski 06:31 So oh, my gosh - so that's how you started being really a cartoon freak, and a comic book person, and then that evolved into doing this kind of design. So how do you pull that into the work you're doing now? Like, if you were the superhero in that comic, back in the past - well, how are you the superhero in the room today? What would your superhero do? Or what do you do as a design thinker in a session that makes you a superhero? Dan Levy 07:01 Okay, so I always say that everybody else is the superhero. I'm just the Gandalf. I'm the person that stands in the corner - or the Doctor Strange that kind of sets the constructs and creates the worlds for people to operate and to facilitate conversations. There's a chap called Daniel Stillman, who really changed my mind in regards to what it is to be a facilitator and actually thinking about designing conversations - not just about asking questions, but actually constructing that conversation. And since the pandemic - and we switched to a remote way of working - what I found is that because we're using collaboration tools like MURAL to facilitate conversations, that I am legitimately a conversation designer now, because ultimately, creating the conversation in the backdrop of a board to- Patti Dobrowolski 07:58 Well, and you're creating the - almost like the tapestry on which people can form and connect, and- Well, tell people what MURAL is about: you know, say a little bit about it, how you use it in design thinking, because not everybody uses it. And so how do you use it, and what's the advantage of using it compared to just live facilitation where you're there, and you might have Post-It notes and a room full of crazy people at tables. Dan Levy 08:26 The best thing about MURAL for me is that you don't have to rewrite hundreds of Post-It notes at the end of a workshop. (laughs) Its got this wonderful little function that says "Copy as Text", and you pop it straight into a spreadsheet. I know, because I felt the pain of that yesterday. But besides that, it's - well, you know, Patti, from your work that we work synchronously and asynchronously. And through the way we work now, we are able to actually conduct conversations without people needing to be there, we can keep momentum in the conversation. And MURAL is a tool that allows us to work asynchronously, as well as synchronously so we can keep decision making, collaboration, all these types of things, we can keep that in motion. And that's a great enabler, especially for people like ourselves that work with organizations across the globe and need to basically bind teams together to be able to collaborate and communicate and co-create. Patti Dobrowolski 09:30 Yeah, do you think that people are more willing, when they're using a collaboration tool like that online, they're more willing to be part of the game? Dan Levy 09:40 Mmm. Now, this is interesting. So we've run a couple of workshops over the last few weeks. And we found a bit of both. So somebody who don't want to be involved, it doesn't matter, they just like to- I call them lurkers, they lurk in the background, they don't have their camera - and other people want to get involved, something I'm really mindful of. And I don't know if you find this as well, when I introduced tools into a remote workshop, I'll try to reduce the amount of tools because regardless of how easy it is - and also bear in mind, we're super biased because we use these tools, yeah, almost fluidly for our work - they get a sense of overwhelm. Now I'll give you an example. Say, for instance, we've got a present- somebody wants to do a presentation. And we're then doing some interactive stuff, I'll put it all on the interactive board, and that way, we keep them in one spot. So even though it might be a little bit difficult for people creating a spreadsheet, their slideshow, and they have to take the pain of that - what that means is the user experience, they get a better experience. So I'm all about - how do we take the pain away from participants and own that pain to make the experience so much easier. And again, a tool like MURAL allows you to do a lot of, like, consolidating all the different other things that you could potentially use, or integrate in with a video conferencing tool - just makes it so much simpler. Patti Dobrowolski 11:16 Yeah. Now, for you - I don't know, you know, I have my sweet spot where I really know when I'm in the experience at the highest level I possibly can - you know, I'm fully engaged, and I'm really paying attention - what for you are the things that create the environment in which that happens for you. And it doesn't necessarily have to be online - it could be in person - but I'm curious, what creates the environment where you have, I would say, More Space for Light in what you're doing in the room with people. Dan Levy 11:51 This is hard. Because again, sometimes this is a form of flow, which I feel can be quite rare to get to. And I'm always nervous at the beginning of a workshop, so I'll try and get people out of their comfort zone - so they can meet me where I'm at. Patti Dobrowolski 12:09 Yeah. Do you ever tell them that you're uncomfortable with the beginning? Dan Levy 12:13 All the time. Patti Dobrowolski 12:14 Okay. And that does that normalize it, you think, for people in the room? Dan Levy 12:18 Maybe, but it normalizes it for me. Because, see, when I conduct a workshop - I'm sorry, if I'm not directly answering your question- Patti Dobrowolski 12:25 It's okay, we'll go back to it. Dan Levy 12:27 When I'm in a workshop, I feel like I like the environment to be like, we're in the pub, and we're sitting around a table, and we're having a conversation, and we're capturing it, and everyone feels empowered to be able to talk. Some people don't like that, because they are used to more of a cooperative meeting structure where they're told what to do. Patti Dobrowolski 12:49 -Formalized. Yes. Dan Levy 12:50 -Hierarchies, and people feel like if they talk out of turn, they might be seen as stupid. Whereas in a - using air quotes now - but in a more pub-type friendly environment. people say stupid things all the time. And either people will play on it or call them out, and it'll be a bit of a joke, and it's not such a risk. Because the stakes aren't high. Patti Dobrowolski 13:13 Yeah, it's not high stakes. Yeah, not high stakes. Dan Levy 13:16 So how can I reduce the stakes, reduce the risk, build that trusted environment where people want to take risks; and I feel as a facilitator, I have to demonstrate that vulnerability, so people - and maybe I don't need to, because maybe that compromises my message by saying: right, I'm gonna get everybody to take a deep breath now, and I need it as well. I don't know if that compromises, but at the same time, I'm being quite selfish in my space - because for me to deliver the best possible experience, I need to get everybody into my zone; I can't be in their zone, because if I'm in their zone, you know, I inherit all of their culture, all of their permissions, all of their weight- Patti Dobrowolski 14:05 Yes, yes...and so you're suddenly in their norms, instead of your norms. I would say imposing your norms on the space itself, and inviting them to step into it, is what it sounds like. And what's true is whether you're in person or online, there's always people who don't want to step in the space, but you don't know what's going on with them. So my thing is, like, leave them - you know, don't try to torture them. Although I will torture them a little - do you do that a little to try to get them to turn on their camera and stuff like that? Dan Levy 14:41 I'm from, say where I grew up, people are very vocal, and- Patti Dobrowolski 14:47 Where did you grow up? Dan Levy 14:48 I grew up in northeast London? So I'm from- Patti Dobrowolski 14:50 Northeast London, Yes. Dan Levy 14:51 Yeah. So it's a lot louder. I grew up from a very loud family, and I have to be really attuned to other people to know where their boundaries are. And so I need to test that to pick up their frequency. At the same time, sometimes when you're trying to bring the masses along, you can't bring the 20 or the 10% outliers so - you have an objective, you bring everybody along, and sometimes people might not collaborate as much, but you have to be comfortable with that. As long as it's different people's- Patti Dobrowolski 15:26 Yeah, otherwise you spend time, don't you think? You'd spend time like trying to get them to come, trying to get them - it's exhausting for everybody in the room, but especially it's exhausting for you, when you know that your agenda is already set. I love this, because I don't think that I have - I had Sunni Brown, you know, on, but we really didn't talk about facilitation that much. But talking to you, it's so great to hear from skilled facilitators, some of the challenges that you deal with, and how you manage them. Like, what's the worst thing that ever happened to you in the session that you were running, that you had to handle? Dan Levy 16:04 Okay, so I've come to learn that sometimes if you run as many workshops as us, you're not going to get 100% - like, you know, you watch a soccer match or a football match, and there'll be a player that won't always have a great game. That's just what happens when you run so many. And that's not always your fault. We ran a workshop the other week, and it was military precision. And this, I didn't feel comfortable, military position - because it takes away some of my spontaneity. Patti Dobrowolski 16:36 Yeah. Dan Levy 16:37 And I like to feel the energy and, and also, but - I needed to do that so that the client felt comfortable, because it was a really, really big client. Like, I can't say, "hey-" And they had my script, they had the board, we did rehearsals. Anyway, we've got into the workshop: within five minutes, the technology wouldn't work for the client, the client decided to change to another technology, which basically when we couldn't do breakout rooms, none of the presentations worked, none of the videos worked. There was too many people, they then started switching off their videos. And I basically put in the chat, and now we improvise. And I knew my script like that - I'd spent a long time on the script practice, I just closed the windows, I was like, right. I'm gonna have to just basically- Patti Dobrowolski 17:30 -and now the actor in me comes out. Doo doo doo! Superhero cape on, right. Dan Levy 17:36 Yeah. And it was just like, dig in, and do it - dig in and do it, and that. And we got through it - we got to the outcome we needed to. It wasn't the most comfortable workshop, because we had to constantly adapt. But we, but from an outcomes perspective, and getting everyone through and having everything needed to go as planned, it was perfect in that respect. Patti Dobrowolski 18:00 Yeah, that's fantastic. Well, you know, I love that. You know, the worst workshop I ever ran was one of the first change workshops where I didn't realize that people were getting fired - when they got called out of the room, they were getting fired, and they weren't coming back in the room - but nobody told me that. So I just thought I was really bad, so I just kept overacting - you know what I mean, like, I got louder and louder, and bigger and bigger. And what was true is everybody in the room was so sad, but I had no idea of knowing because it was my first engagement as a facilitator, so I just didn't know. And after that, I was like, you always have to be willing, and able to read the room first and then pivot, you know - read and pivot, and see and ask, like, what's going on? Why are you all, you know? So, I love that. Now, Dan, you run a lot of sessions with a lot of companies, how do you manage that kind of a schedule? And you got kids and a wife - I mean, how do you do all that balancing? Dan Levy 19:05 I'm getting better. I'm getting better. I'm starting to schedule and plan and, and be quite strict in regards to you know, like, only booking two gigs a month - maybe three at most? But yeah, and that seems to be working, but it isn't easy - I'll be honest, it isn't easy. It's the toughest thing, running a business - there's so many levels: see, we've just spoken about facilitation, and already there's like a multitude of levels there in regards to planning strategy, actual delivery and then all the human parts and soft skills and humility you need to have with that. And then after that- before and after and having to prepare and deliver the outcomes. And then on top of that, how do you market that and then how do you think, what's the flywheel to get more work and then you've got to think about all the accounts, oh gosh, run a business- Patti Dobrowolski 20:01 oh, yeah, it's a lot; then tracking them, It's really - it's a lot, and you know, you need like, a lot of people - it takes an army, really; it takes a village, they would say - you know, it really does, though. And so, tell me how you started More Room for Light. How did you start it? Dan Levy 20:19 How did we start- Patti Dobrowolski 20:20 -Light, yeah. Is it Space for Light? Why did I suddenly thought it was “room”? Space. Room - I think room and space, same thing, right in the US. Room is in your world, space? Dan Levy 20:33 Well, we get emails from lighting and room companies asking us- Patti Dobrowolski 20:36 I bet you do. (laughs) "Dear Dan, do you need help with the equipment? Because we have a whole lighting kit that you're going to love." Dan Levy 20:47 Absolutely. Yeah, if you need a discount, come to me, I can get trade prices. (laughs) More Space was started almost seven years ago - it was six and a half years ago, when my second was born. I was hitting a point in my career, where I wasn't happy. I was the strategist that was rolled out when a company needed a website or whatever it was, and I felt like where I'd been in my career, I'd regressed. I'd be working on some amazing products with amazing companies in incredible teams, whether it would be in London and Sydney. And I found myself in the marketing world, where the value, I felt, was more about the idea or the execution, but not about what difference does this make to the business from a more sustainable aspect. Patti Dobrowolski 21:46 Yeah, how's it gonna help them? How's it going to help them, yeah, right? Dan Levy 21:50 -And also like what, are we doing things that are risky in the respect of- are we as a brand company, doing things that will help us grow and move to the next horizon? So what we were doing was very kind of superficial and transactional: give me a microsite. So coming from IPTV products, and all this sort of stuff, I just didn't see a future doing what I was doing. Patti Dobrowolski 22:17 Yeah. Dan Levy 22:18 And I didn't see opportunities in the space to allow me to go out and explore and help organizations figure this out. Because initially, I just wanted to help companies do cool stuff. And I know that's kind of massive hypocritical from what I've just said, but I mean cool stuff in the regards of how do we leverage new technologies? How do we improve the connection with people whose lives we impact and whose lives we're trying to improve? How can we think about what we're doing a little bit differently from their perspective? As opposed to how much- Patti Dobrowolski 22:53 Let's create something cool, yeah, it doesn't create something cool, and then push it out. Dan Levy 22:58 Yeah, basically. And one night - I've always had a really high work ethic - and one night I was putting my eldest now to bed, and he said: Mommy, I want, I want more space for light. And I said to my wife, I said: what does that mean? That sounds - that's really interesting. She said, Well, he's not ready to go to bed yet, he wants- "more space for light", for him, meant: more time to read, more time to play, more time to kick a ball, play with his figures and all that. And I was, I want that. I want that, and I can give that. And it almost rejuvenized me and revitalized me - and I had a mission, I had a purpose, like I had something I could get behind, and that has really become a mantra for me, for us, and for the people we work with. Whether that's the future of now, whether that's our engagements, whether that's the friendships we've developed, like within the community or partnerships with - it's how do we make More Space for Light for each other, for mutual value, for our clients, for our customers, and it's just changed the dynamic of the conversation. Patti Dobrowolski 24:10 It's such a holistic view. I mean, I think this is what I love about it - is that you're looking at the bigger picture. I mean, I can't tell you how many meetings I've sat in, for big companies where they said, you know, and one of the things on the vision is gotta be work life balance. And what you're talking about, really, is bigger than that - it's not just work-life balance, it's that you understand that work and life are integrated. They're part of an integrated whole that we are graciously allowed to participate in. And that when you make more room for play, for curiosity, like you are a prolific reader, that's what I know to be true about you. Like I said, and then did you read that; and you go: oh, yeah, and this - have you read this and this and this. I ordered that already, right? So, but that, to me, just tells me about how much time it requires for you to process and to be creative, you know? Dan Levy 25:11 Oh, yeah. I think, and this is something I love - working with people that are hungry and curious. And I don't mean hungry in the respect of ambitious, and like - ambition is good, but when it's self serving and leaves everyone behind the curious in regards to want knowledge, want to learn, are prepared to be wrong, and are prepared to be challenged in their thoughts. And I think this is a really- this is when you know you're in a great workshop, when people feel comfortable to say things that might not be correct, but just want to get them out into the open, and let other people play with them and just understand from different perspectives. And that's when you've got a really interesting group of people because they've - sorry for the pun, but they've made the space for light: they've bought something out, and they're exploring - and that's really interesting, because they will achieve what they want to do, because they have that trust, and they have that capability of, you know, creative capability within all of them to be able to, you know, just have that durability to play with something so awesome. Patti Dobrowolski 26:23 That's fantastic. Now, tell me a little bit, tell us a little bit about your day - how does your day go? And how do you find a way to make more space for light in that day, like, what do you do? What time do you get up, and what do you do? I want to know what your rituals are, so we get to know you a little bit better. Dan Levy 26:43 Okay, so I'm going through a sleep phase at the moment. And by sleep phase, what I mean is I'm taking it a lot more seriously - I've got a mentor, or coach who's just basically impressing upon me how important sleep is, and your self health, your self worth. That's the wrong term, but self- , just looking after yourself and- Patti Dobrowolski 27:03 -Care, self-care, yeah. Dan Levy 27:04 Self care, thank you - and how the impact of sleep improves your focus and productivity during the day. And I've been playing with that and having early nights generally. Generally, I'm up just before 6am. I've got a panned-out gym, I call it - it's set up in the back in the open garage, I've got my weights, I do a little work, work out. I've been trying to meditate. I've a friend, he's given me this ADHD meditation tape for people like me that can't keep still. So it'll be 10 minutes, I'll do that - I'll most probably get disturbed by one of my little ones coming outside to wee on the lemon tree. (laughs) And then - and then pretty much, I've been working a lot from home lately, which has been - I'll be honest, a bit of a drag - because I'm kind of, I feel quite isolated. So I've got an office in town, and I'll go in and connect with people; but I've - because we're going away camping at the weekend, I've been trying to avoid as many people as possible that could potentially give me COVID, because I don't want to cancel this camping trip with my little one- Patti Dobrowolski 28:11 Yes, of course. (laughs) Oh my gosh. Dan Levy 28:12 -I've become this hermit, which is really awful. But after that, I'll be out and about. And then I've been a bit slack, Patti, because I started the year with 90 Day goals, and then month focus, and then dailies, normal that, I had that - and as the team's changed, and over, you know, different circumstances, we've had to deal with the pandemic, etc., I've slowly been more into the fill a bit - I'm in the weeds at the moment, but I'll have a set schedule, and I've been trying to clock off at around five-ish, because the kids roll in at three. So even if I'm on a call, they become part of the call. Patti Dobrowolski 28:49 Yes, I'm sure. Dan Levy 28:50 And then dinner, and then maybe, I've been trying not to work. Like maybe I'll do a few hours just to catch up and try and be in bed as early as I can, or chill out with my wife as early as I can. But that's generally the day is, for now I'll just be online working, grinding through my list of tasks. Patti Dobrowolski 29:12 There it is. That's right. I like that. I think that the idea of sleep is really - I'm glad that it's at the forefront. It's sometimes hard to grab for me. You know, I'll wake up now, and I'll look at my sleep clock app and it'll say: five hours, and I'd be like, oh no, that's not enough, you know - two more and then too late, I'm already awake thinking about coffee. Because there's coffee waiting for me out in the other room and once I start thinking about it, then I've gotta go - I'm a true addict. But I love too that you're talking about this idea of setting goals but then you have to let them go - you have to at some point let go of what your structure is. I think we get very obsessed with - you know, I guess the first thing I said, when we got on the call, before we started the podcast, I was saying, you don't have heavy- I read this or somebody sent me something about turning your 12 month year into a 12 week year, so that you get things done in a shorter sprint - you know, do it in a sprint. And the reason that I'm doing that in a sprint is because like you, I set those goals, and then I do those things. And then I know, I just know that right around now - because this is April, right, we're in the second quarter, right? And in the second quarter in the US - that's the way they divide it up, unless you work for Microsoft, then the first of the year starts in June, I don't know how they figured that out, but - so second quarter, then you have to reboot somehow. So either I'll draw a brand new map, or I will then just start to experiment with what is going to trick me into wanting to have fun again, to do something - what do I need to learn, that's gonna keep me inspired. So you know, that gym thing, it helps - it gets your dopamine going, you know - your serotonin is up, and then you're ready to go back in and do it, right? Dan Levy 31:10 Yeah. Also, I think there has to be a level of confidence and maturity in your business and the patterns and seasons of business. Because for a long time, I panic around Christmas, because nobody wants a workshop or talk to us around from December to January - and now I've reframed that. So initially, like I panicked, and then I'd listen to people like Gary Vaynerchuk, who was like, "You should working 48 hours a day", even though it's not possible to- hustling, get advantage of everyone to come out of January kicking arse, doing 3D and 4D and Tik Tok and NFTs and all that rubbish. And I was like, actually, this - admittedly, this is the first time I've done it this year - this is time for me to clean house and figure out a bit about me, about who I am, what More Space is, what do we want to achieve this year? Patti Dobrowolski 32:09 Yes. Dan Levy 32:10 And hopefully - and it sounds terrible - hopefully, we don't get any work till March. And so I can do that as soon as possible- Patti Dobrowolski 32:17 Exactly. This is what I said, you know, there's, there's something in my Instagram channel right now, where I say to the camera - I'm so happy when a client cancels the call because then I can go bike riding, and then I speed off on my bike, you know - because this is what's true, is that we don't always want to be on 24/7. And, and we're not meant to be on 24/7. And we need that time to create more space for light, and to understand ourselves and see what we're going to do next. What are we going to grow? And what do we want to read or play or, I don't know, go to the beach, something. Right? Dan Levy 32:56 So I'm reading a book. This is a recommendation by my coach. It's called Stolen Focus. And he said to me - Dan, your work issue's focus: you've got to do less, but more of like, just focus on what works for you. And I've been going through my own personal and professional transformation in regards to just honing in on focus and being quite comfortable to let certain things fall off and not do them. But just - and I'm figuring out that journey, that isn't like an automatic "Tomorrow, I'll get this" - like, this is a journey of self discovery for me. But this book's just been remarkable. So there were some principles that I'd already put in place. Like, I don't have my mobile phone in my bedroom. Like, I don't sleep with my phone, I stick with my Fitbit, just so I don't wake my wife up or we have our little ones sleeping with us. And that's the most discreet way I can wake anyone up. I'll try not to look at my phone when I wake up first thing, I want to see a human being if I can. Or if I'm doing a workout, I'll just put on my music and not look at my emails. And I'm trying to set boundaries. Yeah, I just saw this study on Instagram. It was just photos of people - just an observation of how people use their mobiles, and you see them in social settings, and I'm trying to reduce the amount of time I look at social media. Like, I'm trying to make the phone not rule me. Patti Dobrowolski 34:35 Yeah, I think it's - in this time. It's really difficult. It's like one of the biggest challenges that we have and not just us, but I think the younger generation is all about it. And so to make space for the phone to be away, is like- I can't have the phone in my room if I'm writing, because I will just hear the phone talking to me: it's saying "There's emails in here, do you want to see what the weather's gonna be like today" or - you know, everything that you could find in there will call you and distract you. So I love that. And I think that these are some rituals that I hope that our kids are really going to take to heart. And they're really going to start to put them in place and what kind of rituals, other rituals, do you have that really helped you stay in tune with yourself or in balance? Dan Levy 35:28 The motorbiking, trying to get - I know we both share a passion of going out on our bikes. That's been a big thing for me, cause we're constantly dwelling on the past or anxious about the future; that being present in this mind space right now in this second and maximizing the potential of this minute - often, we take that for granted. And I suppose especially like, when you've got this thing buzzing out - your phone, you got access to everything and nothing at the same time, but how can you see- Patti Dobrowolski 36:02 Everything and nothing at the same time, you said: you have access to everything and nothing at the same time. Oh, that is well put. Mic drop. Dan Levy 36:16 If you- just being present, and that's the motorbike for me - where you have to be present, otherwise you'll fall off the thing or someone will bump into you - that's been really good. And cycling as well. And just trying to just make the most of things, you know. Patti Dobrowolski 36:32 Yeah, that's fantastic. I love that, I love it. All right, now. So you know, you're a big change maker - you help people make change in their company, so - if you have any tips about people that are listening, and they want to make a change, some kind of change in what they're doing, what would you tell them? Because you pivoted from working for somebody else doing those things, to starting your own company - and you've done that multiple times. And every time you're in a room with people, you're asking them to pivot. So what would you suggest, if somebody who is - like you thinking, I don't know if I can do this anymore, I want to do something else - what would you say? Dan Levy 37:10 I would be sort - I don't want to be responsible for people making some dramatic change, but I - if you're in an environment, where you want to make change, for example, in an organization - I feel like you have to listen to understand a propensity for an organization willing to change, whether that would be one person, whether that would be a team - and start to figure out who the people are, that you can, that are champions and gatekeepers. Also, laddering back, why? Why is there a need to change? What is your why? What are the factors behind you making that change? And once you start to understand your why, you'll know whether it's kind of more of an environmental thing, more of a lifestyle thing or a whole chain, because - don't be too rash; often people seek a solution that's very binary, for example: "this isn't working, therefore I need to do that". There might be a third option or a compromise or, or an intermediary step that allows them to get an understanding of what they want. Because often people are so tied to a solution, they forget about the values all the while, the drivers and the signals that are pushing them to need to feel like they need to make the change. So I think, really figure out your why, and then start to play from there. Patti Dobrowolski 38:39 Yeah, I think too this, the other thing you're saying in here, that you aren't directly speaking to is that - or maybe I'm just hearing this in between space, which is - there is a part of us that feels like when things aren't working, it's better to go there than to stay here and work it out. Because sometimes in the working out, you work it through, and so then you don't have to go and repeat the pattern in whatever you end up doing after this because: you will repeat the pattern. And so if you can figure that out, and then you can leave gracefully and know that that was the right thing to do and that it's the right time - I think that is so essential. So I love that you're talking about finding stakeholders that are also willing to change and who are the gatekeepers, so you can win them over - so that you can create the kinds of changes that you want to see in your environment. I love that. I love you, Dan, you're so incredible. I loved having this conversation with you. I'm going to bring you back so we can talk more about what's happening with you. And I'm sure that the camping trip is going to be amazing, because you will be COVID-free. We're setting that intent. And so is there any- Dan Levy 39:59 Ah, I'm safe now. I've got one more day and I'm safe- (laughs) Patti Dobrowolski 40:00 That's right. (laughs) That's right, may we all stay COVID-free, people - let's just put that out there that we spread that out, so we can get back to - not get back to, but get forward to the life that we dream about, right? We dream about. Well, I dream about being in the same place in the universe with you Dan, so that we can do some kind of work together, so I look forward to that opportunity. And thank you so much for coming here and spending time with me in your morning - my evening, so we could get to know you a little better. Dan Levy 40:22 Thank you for having me, Patti - it's amazing. It's just so amazing to just be part of your orbit and be part of the multiverse that you connect to. So - you got another friend in Australia. Patti Dobrowolski 40:49 Yeah. Thank you. Thank you so much. All right. So now, everybody, you know the drill - if you liked what you heard, please share it with your friends. And also, please follow Dan Levy with More Space for Light. You can find him on LinkedIn, you can find More Space for Light on the internet, and also in the show notes - we'll find other ways that you can connect with him, because he's incredible. And if your company is looking for an amazing facilitated experience, he's your man - I'm just saying. Okay, all right, everybody. Until next time, Up Your Creative Genius. Take good care, woo! Patti Dobrowolski 41:28 Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on Up Your Creative Genius - then join me next week for more rocket fuel! Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring - so get busy! Get out, and Up Your Creative Genius! And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly, Patti Dobrowolski, and the Up Your Creative Genius Podcast. That's a wrap!
Many of the most popular approaches to mind, body, and spirit wellness are rooted in age-old practices from around the world and come from communities of color. But more often than not, they are primarily marketed to and used by the cultural elite. In her new book, Reclaiming Wellness, certified wellness expert and author Jovanka Ciares reclaims these time- and science-proven modalities and helps address the diversity and inclusion problem in modern wellness. Listen in as we discuss not only the multicultural roots of a wide variety of popular health trends, but also the know how to create your own wellness journey!
Join us in conversation with the ever wise somatic psychotherapist Dr. Holly Richmond, author of Reclaiming Pleasure: A Sex-Positive Guide for Moving Past Sexual Trauma and Living a Passionate Life. We all can practice reclaiming pleasure, in big and small ways, throughout our daily lives. In this interview, Dr. Holly Richmond guides us in understanding the […] The post Reclaiming Pleasure with Dr. Holly Richmond appeared first on Pleasure Mechanics.
591: Today Shann is speaking with Lopa van der Mersch, Ayurvedic practitioner and Founder of Rasa about reclaiming our precious energy, her journey from cult member to CEO, and why adaptogenic coffee alternatives help you cope with stress better. Today's Anxiety Slayer podcast is sponsored by Betterhelp BetterHelp is online therapy that offers video, phone and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don't have to see anyone on camera if you don't want to. It's much more affordable than in-person therapy and you can be matched with a therapist in under 48 hours. Give it a try and see why over 2 million people have used BetterHelp online therapy. Special offer for Anxiety Slayer listeners, get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/slayer
“We need these manifestos. We need each other. And we need each other's stories.” — Graeme Seabrook For Season Seven, I'm excited to introduce our Throwback Thursdays segments! In honor of Mother's Quest turning 5 (such a great milestone!) we will be revisiting older episodes from the archives with messages that resonate more than ever. Whether you've heard the episode before, or its entirely new to you, I hope you find some treasures in these conversations that help you more fully live your E.P.I.C life. This Thursday, in honor of our Mother's Quest May Manifesto Challenge, I wanted to bring back this episode with Graeme Seabrook, known as “the Mom for Moms” which started the Challenge four years ago. Graeme bases her approach to coaching on the belief that you need to put yourself first in order for you to thrive. Following a traumatizing birth experience and postpartum depression with anxiety and PTSD, Graeme started her healing journey by teaching mothers and women to reclaim their humanity in a world and culture that expects women to be superhuman. Listen in as Graeme shares with us the disillusionment she experienced in her first months of motherhood, and how she reached out for support to reclaim her life, something she then paid forward by creating and holding space for other mothers. You'll also hear us lay out the inspiration for the Manifesto Challenge which has become an annual tradition. Unfortunately, Graeme has been ill over the last year. She's set up a GoFundMe to help fund her medical expenses. Proceeds from the Manifesto Challenge Course this month, now a self-guided journey with Reflection Journal, will go to Graeme's GoFundMe. After she has given so much to our community, we now have an opportunity to support her! Not up for the Manifesto Challenge this year, or want to make an additional contribution? You can help Graeme's healing journey by going directly to her GoFundMe: Fundraiser by Graeme Seabrook: Help Graeme Heal This Year's Manifesto Challenge + Live Zoom Celebration with Andrea Scher: Join us for this year's Manifesto Challenge! At the Mother's Quest MemberVault, register for the Challenge and move through a reflective process, with video recordings and a special journal to capture your thoughts. All will lead you to create a guiding framework, or manifesto, that can become an anchor for how you want to live your life. Then celebrate with me, recent podcast guest Andrea Scher and fellow MQ community members on May 24th. Register here for the live zoom event. Visit here for the episode with Andrea Pay from the heart proceeds benefit Graeme's GoFundMe. Register here for self-guided experience: https://mothersquest.vipmembervault.com/.../courses/view/6 Mother's Day has passed but it's the right time to invest in ourselves. Reflect. Create. Celebrate. Topics Discussed in this Episode: The experiences that shaped Graeme's childhood and conception of motherhood, including her observations of her own mother's experience parenting, the many times her family moved, and how her home and heart landed in Charleston Graeme's honest retelling of her early months of motherhood where she remembers holding her baby and feeling like there was a wall between them The E.P.I.C. spark moment that came when she shared her story online and received an outpouring of messages from other mothers going through the same experiences Graeme's “true truths” and the concept from her current favorite author, Octavia Butler, about God Graeme's description of the Ten Articles in the Mother's Bill of Rights, how she champions and helps mothers reclaim themselves through this framework, and the support she offers in her Mom Center. Graeme's E.P.I.C. Snapshot moment revealed reflections on the legacy of our matriarchs, the mothers we claim for ourselves, and how we can become the ancestor we aspire to now. A description of our co-created #OneMinuteMomManifesto challenge. Full Episode Show Notes Check out the full show notes from the original episode here: Ep 41: Reclaiming Ourselves in Motherhood ~A Mother's Day Special~ with Graeme Seabrook Mother's Quest is a podcast for moms who are ready to live a truly E.P.I.C. life. Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C). Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/
Pierre-Etienne is a father of 2, a student of Sufi Islam, a lover of the Turkish Flute, and has spent the past 15+ years learning, practicing and teaching traditional and modern body-mind methods of stress and trauma management, with for the purpose of healing and integrating our inner wounds. He guides those who are ready to heal and restore safety from within by returning to the truth and humanity of our body, finding natural balance in our nervous system and our relationship to ourselves, to others, to the earth and to the Divine. He has now returned full circle to Cairo, Egypt & is working between the lands of Ancient Kemet & the US & Europe. ON THIS EPISODE: Pierre-Etienne Vannier | @pevannier Adam Jackson | @adam___jackson THE BROTHERSHIP: Online Community and Mobile App | Experience online men's councils and workshops as well as weekly master classes led by Sacred Sons Facilitators. Join for 2 Weeks FREE Now! TRAININGS & EVENTS: EMX | OREGON | MAY 26 - 29 | The Embodied Masculine Experience is a 40 man initiatory event. Join us in Dufur, OR for 4 days of Connection, Confrontation, and Celebration with Sacred Sons regional Leadership. EMX | AUSTIN | JUNE 9 - 12 | The Embodied Masculine Experience is a 40 man initiatory event. Join us in Austin, TX for 4 days of Connection, Confrontation, and Celebration with Sacred Sons regional Leadership. PRIME LEADERSHIP | SELKIRK, SCOTLAND | JULY 13 - 17 | This NEW European offering is 5 days of connection, confrontation, and integration in the rolling hills of Scotland. This is an intimate experience, and designed for men who are ready to embody their purpose, within leadership. CONNECT: Shop | Sacred Sons Apparel & Merch Website | sacredsons.com YouTube | Sacred Sons Instagram | @sacredsons Events Calendar | All upcoming Sacred Sons Trainings and Experiences!
We've seen very clearly in this election campaign how transgender rights has become a divisive issue for the Liberal party following the controversial comments by the Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves. Now some young trans people are working to reclaim the narrative with a new 15-part documentary series, called TransAthletica, that's about to be released on the social media platform, TikTok.
-Connecting to ancestry through connecting to the land -Sulphur, salt, and mercury, the foundations of creation -spagyrics, the alchemy of plants -alchemy asks why do things happen -alchemy comes from the emerald tablets, ancient Egypt…. -the Dwellings of the Philosophers, Fullcanelli -“if you want to find alchemy, go to the Amazon” Terrence McKenna -alchemy is the study of nature - If you don't understand magic, alchemy appears to be magical - Why Warren dropped out of college to research alchemy and science on his own - The difference between whole plant spagyric extracts and pharmaceuticals - Lotus flower extracts - Reclaiming sovereignty through connection to nature and re familiarization of the intelligence of plants - Tesla technology - Electrical frequencies and mysteries of the pyramids Warrens IG: @warren.the.wizard @evolved_alchemy My IG: @_guidedbylove Warrnes website: https://www.evolvedalchemy.com/ link to my offerings: https://calendly.com/yoniverse/home-cumming-single-session?month=2022-05
In today's episode we're talking about the importance of reclaiming your soul's desires. I share my personal story of how I was blocking myself from receiving based on a limiting thought pattern that I discovered in my Venus Sequence. INSIGHTS:How I stopped allowing myself to dream Why connecting with my desires so important for my design Where this limiting thought pattern was rooted in my Venus Sequence Why I no longer believe in "money blocks"The power of reclaiming your soul's desires for the whole If this episode resonates with you, make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode. Take a screenshot, share it with your friends on social media, tag me (@iamrandilee), and let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this episode. I can't wait to connect with you.Connect with Randi on Instagram and TikTok, learn how you can co-create magic together and Join Embodiment by Design: FREE community on Mighty Networks for conscious leaders, guides, service providers, healers, creatives, and change-makers to receive resources and support from others who are on the path of embodying their Human Design and the highest frequency of their Gene Keys.Join Gifts of Gaia: A sacred membership community that is devoted to embodying the Gift frequency of the Gene Key that is activated by the Earth's transits.Book a private Human Design & Gene Keys Illumination session with Randi Support the show
A Nigerian project called Looty is seeking to take back African art in digital form. Members go into museums, take LiDAR scans using their phones, and recreate these African artworks as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The first piece is one of the Benin Bronzes from the British Museum. Different artistic reimaginations of this ancient artwork are now being sold as NFTs, with parts of the proceeds going to emerging Nigerian artists. Gareth speaks to Looty's founder Chidi about the idea, and blockchain expert Anne Kaluvu comments on the project. The innovative vision of Amazonia 4.0 The Amazon rainforest is being destroyed at an alarming rate. Could there be another way? The project Amazonia 4.0 is envisioning harnessing the rainforest's inherent biodiversity through a sustainable bioeconomy. Professor Carlos Nobre explains how, with the help of drones, fibre optic cables and other technologies, this vision may become a reality. The common fruit fly's digital twin One of the most ubiquitously used and best understood organisms in science is the common fruit fly. Many important developments in medicine and biology stem from research on this tiny insect. Now Professor Pavan Ramdya and his team have developed a complete simulated model of the fruit fly, a so-called digital twin. This model can be used by researchers to conduct experiments digitally, which may help speed up research and solve unanswered questions. The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Angelica Mari. Studio Manager: Duncan Hannant Producers: Hannah Fisher and Florian Bohr (Photo: A man uses Sony's 3D Creator scanning to create a three-dimensional image Credit: PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)
Reclaiming WellnessAired Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM ESTMany of the most popular approaches to mind, body, and spirit wellness are rooted in age-old practices from around the world and come from communities of color. But more often than not, they are primarily marketed to and used by the cultural elite. In this inspiring conversation Jovanka Ciares, certified wellness expert, herbalist, and author of Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life, reclaims these time- and science-proven modalities and makes them easy to implement for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, income, or social status.About the Guest:Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other transformational titles. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Ciares studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism / plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles.Social Media:Website – http://www.jovankaciares.comTwitter Profile URL – https://twitter.com/jovankaciaresFacebook Fan/Biz Page URL- http://facebook.com/jovankaciaresInstagram Handle/Username – https://www.instagram.com/jovankaciaresVisit the Inspired Conversations show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/inspired-conversations/Connect with Linda Joy at https://www.linda-joy.com/#JovankaCiares #ReclaimingWellness #InspiredConversations #LindaJoySubscribe to our Newsletter https://omtimes.com/subscribe-omtimes-magazine/Connect with OMTimes on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Omtimes.Magazine/ and OMTimes Radio https://www.facebook.com/ConsciousRadiowebtv.OMTimes/Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmTimes/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omtimes/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2798417/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/omtimes/
Host Spirit Tawfiq kicks off Season 2 with Dr. Thema Bryant, who will become President of the American Psychological Association in 2023. Roots of the Spirit is launching the And Wellness For All initiative, which promotes honest discussion about the wellness of people of color in the U.S. 4:20 Announcing the inaugural Roots of the Spirit Healing & Joy Retreat for black, indiginous, and women of color 6:00 Sign up for retreat and retreat details 6:15 Retreat will feature fresh farm foods, yoga, meditation, herbal farm, cacao ceremony 7:50 Scholarship fundraiser for access to retreat 10:55 Welcome Dr. Thema Bryant 13:30 Dr. Thema's interest in psychology 19:00 Psychological homelessness 25:00 Racism lies 26:40 Psychological damage of oppression 33:30 Empowering ourselves to influence policy and promote change 36:20 Resistance strategies 41:30 Being the descendents of the oppressor 51:10 American Psychological Association's apology for promoting systemic rascism Sign up for Roots of the Spirit Healing and Joy Retreat: https://www.rootsofthespirit.com/healing-joy-retreat Healing and Joy Retreat Fundraiser: https://gofund.me/18016786 Dr. Thema Bryant's website: https://drthema.com/ Buy Dr. Thema Bryant's book, Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/059341831X?tag=randohouseinc46150-20
When it comes to parenting, there is a LOT of noise out there. From feeding, to sleeping, to screen time, it seems like *everybody* has an opinion… It can feel very overwhelming at times.But what if we could quieten all that noise and tune into our own inner knowing as a parent? What if we could embrace a more natural, intuitive style of parenting — one that was based in gentleness, joy and connection?And what if we quit trying to be a “good parent” based on other people's standards, and instead, became the conscious, evolved parent that our children need us to be?To help us learn more, I'm joined by Tracy Gillett — a writer, parenting advocate, and founder of the award-winning blog, Raised Good. Tracy is a world-renowned teacher of ‘the lost art of natural parenting'. This beautiful, life-changing model of raising kids can revolutionise your experience of motherhood and help you raise happy, well-adjusted children. And in this inspiring episode, she's walking us through exactly how to do it.Tune in to hear the best way to cultivate your intuition as a mother, why gentle parenting does NOT mean having no boundaries, how your parenting choices impact your child's lifelong development, genius techniques for eliminating ‘mama guilt' from your life, plus 5 natural parenting secrets that make kids want to cooperate WITHOUT using time-outs, threats or punishment. Head to www.melissaambrosini.com/454 for the show notes.Join my newsletter: www.melissaambrosini.com/newsletterFollow me on Instagram: @melissaambrosini See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's easy to think you just need more time - to believe that "if only there were more hours", I'd get so much more done. The reality isn't that you need more hours in the day - you just need to create more quality time by stewarding it differently. Reclaiming your time (and significant amounts of it) can be more simple than you might think. There are five things that you can stop doing right now to reclaim more of your time every single day. On this episode, you'll learn: • Why it's so hard to make decisions in the moment • How to know if you've (unintentionally) made something a priority • Why it feels easier to try to do it all (but isn't helpful) • How to "get out of your head" • One belief about motherhood and business that's keeping you stuck and stealing your time Also included on this episode: The doors to the summer session of MOMENTUM are open!!! You're over the hustle and hurry, the busy and burned out approach to navigating motherhood and business. You know there has to be a better way. A way to do life and business differently. And you're ready to make it happen. Building a sustainable life and business? It's what my signature program, MOMENTUM, is all about. Inside this 3-month program we dive deep - we rethink your time, redefine what really matters and redesign your days using my Reverse Engineering Method. It's this amazing recipe where mindset and psychology meet practical, simple tools that enable you to make changes that will serve your life and business in the months and years ahead. MOMENTUM is for moms who own businesses as creative entrepreneurs and coaches who: • Want more time - more quality time, more margin in your days • Are committed to building a successful, profitable business - but not at the cost of your family, your time or your sanity The next round of MOMENTUM kicks off in late May and applications are now open. Apply now.
Are we happier because of abortion? Destruction of motherhood has led to destruction of female happiness (3:15). Legal abortion led to the disorientation of men (20:48). Genetic test misdiagnoses leading to abortion (37:33). Reclaiming happiness by reclaiming motherhood and fatherhood for women and men (40:35). Resources mentioned : Genetic Tests claiming a genetic disorder and inaccurate 85% of the time https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/upshot/pregnancy-birth-genetic-testing.html Healing After Abortion https://hopeafterabortion.com/
Hey fam, welcome back for another episode of The Brave Table! Today's guest is Jovanka Ciares, a best-selling author, wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach. Jovanka's here to talk about optimizing your health through your ancestry and Mother Nature, how you can be brave in making better choices for yourself or when speaking to loved ones about improving their health, and to give us the scoop on her latest book, Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life. What you'll get out of this episode… - What is herbalism and why it's the easiest thing you can do to reclaim your health - How to find balance in your health instead of taking an all or nothing approach - What herbs, fungi, and adaptogens you can take to have more energy - What do when you feel defeated by your diagnosis and when Western medicine has failed you - What it means to reclaim your ancestry and what your elders can teach you about your health and diet - How to have tough conversations with family members and loved ones when you're concerned about their health and what steps you can take to help them - What is the “Reduce and Replace” method, and how to use it to foster better habits I met Jovanka at Burning Man right after I sold my practice, and she was exiting a big-time career as an exec in the entertainment industry. We realized we had so much in common: we were both ending our first marriages, we were total type A queens learning how to loosen the reigns on our perfectionism, and we were both on the path of searching for something that felt more aligned with this next stage of our evolution. For Jovanka, that journey started with completely burning out. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved to New York for work, where she quickly climbed the corporate ladder. However, the long days and fast pace had her body falling apart, and she experienced a host of unpleasant and “incurable” conditions like IBS, fibroids, and ulcers. Refusing to believe there was no way to feel better, she traveled around the world to learn about ancient medicines and healing practices—like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western herbalism—and used them to heal herself of all her disorders. Jovanka realized the healing modalities she was discovering were nothing new; they were passed down from our ancestors and became lost in our hyper externalized, materialized, and medicalized society. As a woman of color, she felt she needed to be a voice for these medicines (many of which originated among communities of color) and encourage people to reclaim their ancestry and their birthright to good health. Her latest book, Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life, explores today's most effective wellness practices—and their multicultural sources—in a way that makes health accessible to all. It includes practical ways to incorporate plant-based whole foods into even the most hectic routines, gentle movements you can make that are centered around self-love rather than exercise, mindfulness techniques, and more. Jovanka gives us a taste of some of the most successful tips from her book in this episode, so tune in! While you listen, I'd love for you to contemplate how you can incorporate healthy changes into your own life to optimize your wellbeing. Can you be brave enough to challenge some of our ideas and beliefs about health in Western medicine and try another way? Even if it's as simple as trying a new herb or meditation. Or, if you feel like you've got your health on lock, maybe you can muster up the courage to share this information with a loved one whose health has you concerned and spread some new knowledge into their life that could help them out? If you liked this episode, then be sure to check out… - Check out her website https://www.jovankaciares.com/ and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jovankaciares - Grab a copy of her book Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Wellness-Ancient-Healthy-Beautiful/dp/1608687848 - Learn about animal medicine with Alyson Charles https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alyson-charles-awakening-your-inner-wisdom-as-the/id1608226580?i=1000552682079 - Using your passion to build a career as a woman of color https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/payal-kadakia-being-brave-in-building-your-lifepass/id1608226580?i=1000553155461 Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Well, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
In recent years, there has been a concerted push to open America's borders. And at first blush, that might seem like a compassionate thing to do-perhaps even a Christian thing to do. Indeed, far-Left progressives have spent enormous sums of money infiltrating that message into the church.--On this program, find out the truth. Globalist billionaire George Soros has donated more than -32 billion over his lifetime to the Open Society Foundations in his effort to erase borders and cut America down to size. What really is the goal of radicals who promote unrestricted immigration and oppose national sovereignty-
If you're tired of buying crystals and candles in the name of self care, Juliet Diaz's got your back. She shares how to treat self care as your birth right, ways to appreciate nature on a deeper level, and how to connect with yourself and your magic within. Juliet Diaz is an Indigenous Taino Cubana and spiritual activist. Descended from a long line of healers and Brujas, she's the multiple bestselling author of Witchery, Plant Witchery, and The Altar Within. TIMESTAMPS 1:50 — Juliet's lineage as a first generation Indigenous Bruja in America 6:36 — The harmful consequences of mainstream views of spirituality and witchcraft 11:14 — Reclaiming spirituality from the beauty & wellness industry 15:47 — Witchcraft, cultural appropriation, and owning your spiritual practice 20:04 — Daily rituals vs. a “ritualistic lifestyle”: Giving each part of life a purpose 25:56 — How to start appreciating nature, no matter where you live 43:50 — Juliet's death experience: A journey of surrender and trust 59:07 — Life lessons to learn from struggling plants FIND JULIET ONLINE: Website Instagram MENTIONED: Book: Witchery Book: Plant Witchery Book: The Altar Within Interview about intentional skincare with Vicky Tsai, founder of Tatcha Ephemeris | Get 15% off your talisman at ephemeris.co and use code TLL at checkout SUBSCRIBE TO THE LAVENDAIRE LIFESTYLE PODCAST Apple Podcasts Spotify YouTube LAVENDAIRE YouTube Instagram
Welcome to the Flow and Flourish Podcast. This is what I like to call a “sister-friend” community, which is the safe space to talk openly and honestly about the challenges we face while managing the competing priorities between our personal and professional lives. Many of us are either in corporate, an entrepreneur of a combination of the two, on top of being moms, wives, caregivers, big sister's or just the go-to person in our circles of friends and families. Having all that responsibility can leave you overwhelmed and depleted if you don't take inventory of where you're at on a regular basis. Have you ever had back to back changes in your personal and professional life? Did you power through the changes because that's what you're used to doing? Of course you have! I asked those questions because on the other side of those changes, many of us struggle with something called identity loss, but we don't exactly call it that. Identity loss happens when you experience dramatic life changes such as losing social relationships (think pandemic/isolation and losing loved ones), losing a job (again, pandemic) and in general when you lose your sense of self and self-with due to all the changes. In today's episode, I talk with Sandra Ocasio about her experience with identity loss. After moving from Las Vegas to a small town in Florida in 2016 due to her husband's role in the military, Sandra thought she was losing her mind but she really lost her identity. She goes in to detail to help us understand: What identity loss looks and feels like Some of the triggers or symptoms How to reclaim your identity She graciously shares what she calls the S.T.E.P.U.P. Method and how she used it to rebuild her life as a Digital Launch Coach who now helps coaches launch five and six figure coaching programs. STEP UP Method: S - Self Awareness T - Therapy for Trauma E - Expand your Mindset P - Personal Development U - Upgrade your Vision P - Pursue Purpose w/Unshakable Passion After you've listened, I invite you to connect with us on social media. I love to hear how this is helping you, so make sure you tag me on Facebook or Instagram with your favorite takeaway from the episode. As a Capacity Coach, my philosophy is that when you flow effortlessly, you flourish tremendously. And when you do, it allows you to show up in excellence in all the areas of your life. Because I've been in your shoes, I am excited to be your guide on this journey. My promise is to help you increase your capacity by creating balance between your personal and professional life, without ever having to sacrifice yourself, your family, and what matters most to you! Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast, it makes a big difference! And of course, make sure you share this with at least 3 women you know need to hear this! Nicole's Contact Info: Website Complimentary Capacity Check-in Capacity Calculator Instagram Flow and Flourish Community LinkedIn Sandra's Contact Info: Website Instagram Facebook
Creating sustainable self-care practices involves The realization that slowing down is still moving forward Replacing the habits you remove with something positive and fulfilling Asking for and receiving what you want and need Using natural solutions from plants to support your wellness practices Spending quality time in nature Do you find it hard to carve out time for yourself every single day? Like me, I bet there are days when you feel pulled in a million different directions, tending to everyone's needs but your own. It takes dedication to stick to self-care practices while living a full, and sometimes hectic life. I get how self-care doesn't always go according to plans. That's why I brought on today's guest to share her key wellness practices to embrace despite being overscheduled and busy. About Jovanka Ciares Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other titles. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Jovanka studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism/plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles. Slowing Down and Getting Support So You Can Do More For Yourself Adapting wellness practices to your life, especially when you're overwhelmed, is no simple task. Yet, as Jovanka explains, transformational habits and rituals can be integrated with ease and grace. This involves realizing that just because you might be slowing down, you are still moving forward. It also involves replacing the habits you remove with something more fulfilling. You'll likely need to ask others to support you with this. Don't be afraid to do so because receiving in itself is an act of generosity as Jovanka explains. FInding Natural Support from Plants and Herbs An essential part of Jovanka's process involves the medicinal nature of plants. Whether you need focus, energy, or relaxation, tapping into the power of plants can go a long way in supporting your wellness practices. Herbs and supplements can restore your endocrine system, support your body, and give your mind what it needs. Jovanka describes how a number of specific adaptogenic herbs can help support and sustain your self-care rituals. What can support you on your path to self-care and wellness? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section of the episode page. Quotes: “People need to start understanding that they are the experts in their body. The person you look at in the mirror every morning is the expert of you.” [11:19] “A lot of us, especially women, are very generous with our time and energy, but we don't want to receive. Nothing could be more detrimental. We have to learn that the act of receiving is also an act of generosity.” [21:27] “So you find some alternative solutions and, in combination with what your doctor recommends, there is no need for us to struggle through a lot of these hormonal changes.” [29:30] “We are part of mother nature and we need to reconnect with it. It's critical to our health and wellbeing.” [33:50] In This Episode Understanding that you are the expert of your own body and advocating for what you need for it [6:30] Reclaiming what fulfills you after removing what doesn't [15:30] How adaptogenic plants can help us adapt and reclaim our wellness [22:30] Why a connection with nature is an integral part of wellness [31:15] Resources Mentioned: Use Promo Code ‘podcast' for 10% off your order at the Essentially Whole Store Here Jovanka Ciares' Website Follow Jovanka on Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Linkedin | Twitter The Reclaiming Wellness Book Other Resources: Check out the full show notes page Keep up with everything Dr. Mariza Follow Dr. Mariza on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative
Welcome to the Wintering Sessions with Katherine May.This week Katherine chats to writer Joanne Limburg about the ways that we can find connection in the experience of outsidership.While writing her astonishing new book, Letters To My Weird Sisters, Joanne sought out women from the past who were marked out as ‘weird', from Virginia Woolf, who was unable to choose the ‘right' ballgown, to Katharina Kepler, who was put on trial for witchcraft. Drawing on her Jewish heritage, Joanne urges us all to assert the humanity of those who seem unfathomably different to us - the physically and intellectually disabled people who were considered to be ‘life unworthy of life' in the Holocaust. There is so much hope in Joanne's project to own and cherish her own ‘weirdness', and to find a kind of sisterhood there, stretching across time. Many listeners will find their community here, too. JOANNE LINKSOnlineTwitterLetters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and FeminismKATHERINE LINKSShop all books from The Wintering SessionsPatreonHomepageTwitterInstagramThe Wintering SessionsKatherine's writing classNote: this contains affiliate links which means Katherine will receive a small commission for any purchases made. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A new MP3 sermon from Truths That Transform is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Reclaiming America for Christ Subtitle: Lawlessness Speaker: Dr. D. James Kennedy Broadcaster: Truths That Transform Event: TV Broadcast Date: 5/15/2022 Length: 28 min.
The Uncensored Podcast and Geeter's network present Girl talk with Kay Dunn. On this Mother's Day episode Kay Dunn have 2 guests ( Ms.maybe and Ms macchiato) and they talk about a lot from being auntie-mommy and fucking dude
With the upcoming Netflix film Wedding Season coming out this summer, a romantic comedy that highlights the Indian fascination for arranged marriages starring Pallavi Sharda and Suraj Sharma, I thought we should play our interview with Pallavi from last year. This interview was the first one I did live after the pandemic. We sat in our friends apartment on the LES, had a few liquid companions, and had a blast....It's our first live interview almost 2 years!! I sit down with my friend, Pallavi Sharda, in our friends apartment in NYC and chat about it all. Pallavi knows what chasing your dreams is all about. Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, she knew from a very young age she wanted to become a Bollywood actress. We talk about making the decision to move to India to fulfill her dreams of working in Bollywood, her biggest takeaways from her time there and what she learned about herself, what she would tell other young women who want to make their mark on the world's largest film industry, and her relationship to Bollywood now. She discusses why there is still a lack of diversity and representation for South Asian women in the film industry, how being an Indian-Australian forced her to redefine herself time and time again, and the reason coming back home to Melbourne helped reclaim her voice and identity. An honors graduate from the University of Melbourne Law, Arts and Languages schools, Pallavi is an advocate for India-Australia relations and the strengthening of intercultural links between the two countries. She was named on the list of forty most influential Asian-Australians at the inaugural Asian-Australian Leadership Summit. Her film credits include Oscar nominated film Lion (2016), Bollywood films Begum Jaan (2017) and My Name Is Khan, Dus Tola, and Besharam. (2015), and comedy Australian film Save Your Legs! (2012). She has worked in Hindi films like My Name Is Khan, Dus Tola, and Besharam. This year, she starred in Tom Jerry and The One, now streaming on Netflix. She also has two feature films coming out in 2022- Black Site and Wedding Season.
Sometimes the driving factors of success are born from passion but other times, it's pure necessity. MaryRuth Ghiyam, founder of MaryRuth Organics, explains how her determination to overcome overwhelming debt drove her to become an entrepreneur, creating a successful company and achieving the ultimate financial independence. Although she had been lucky enough to have been offered financial support from those in her life, MaryRuth rejected those generous offers in lieu of becoming the master of her own destiny and being in total control of her financial future. Ghiyam explains how she had to change her thinking to change her outcome and what it took to leave her debt in the rear-view mirror. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lisa is kicking off THURSDAY shows (now two new episodes every week on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS) with Jovanka Ciares, certified wellness expert, herbalist, and author Jovanka Ciares reclaims these time- and science-proven modalities and makes them easy to implement for all, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, income, or social statusMany of the most popular approaches to mind, body, and spirit wellness are rooted in age-old practices from around the world and come from communities of color. But more often than not, they are primarily marketed to and used by the cultural elite.In Reclaiming Wellness, (New World Library, April 19, 2022) Jovanka highlights the multicultural roots of a wide variety of popular health trends and shares them to promote solidarity and inclusivity. The book includes fascinating historical context for wellness practices like herbalism, meditation, visualization, hypnosis, yoga, plant-based eating, sound healing, and more. “I have written this book to help address the diversity and inclusion problem in modern wellness,” writes Ciares. “As I highlight throughout, all modern practices have roots in ancient cultures from around the world, and I hope that all people of color will feel empowered to explore, embrace, and reclaim them.”
Tune in to hear a session from the Moms of Men course with Lisa Bevere. Havilah and Lisa talk about creating environments of nurture and imparting destiny in their kids lives. Mothers can frame a world by speaking to their children's God-given destiny. Learn what it looks like to speak to your kid's identity, how to encourage them, and find their strengths instead of pointing out weaknesses. It's so important to have intentional conversations letting them know that you are for them and not against them! Learn more and connect with Havilah: + havilahcunnington.com + truthtotable.com + thetruthacademy.com
In today's episode, I'm joined by Catherine McCollian who the creator of the spiritual lifestyle brand, The Evolutionary Empress, to talk about your Sidereal Human Design chart and how you can integrate it with your Tropical Human Design chart. Catherine calls herself a 4/6 Ego Manifestor Human guided by a 2/4 Emotional Projector Soul. She's here to guide you through your individual process of showing up in purpose, on purpose. INSIGHTS:The difference between Tropical and Sidereal Astrology and how it impacts your Human Design chart Integrating your Tropical and Sidereal Human Design charts Viewing your Sidereal chart as the design of your soul and Tropical as the design of your HumanWhat the differences and similarities in the charts can signify and how to explore and contemplate them deeperThe importance of doing the deconditioning work to prepare the body to fully shine the light of your soul out into the world If this episode resonates with you, make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode. Take a screenshot, share it with your friends on social media, tag me (@iamrandilee), and let me know what your biggest takeaway was from this episode. I can't wait to connect with you.Connect with and learn more about Catherine on Instagram, Reclaiming the Matrix, and book a Sidereal reading and get 10% off when you use code UPLIFTING until 8/31/22Connect with Randi on Instagram and TikTok, learn how you can co-create magic together and Join Embodiment by Design: FREE community on Mighty Networks for conscious leaders, guides, service providers, healers, creatives, and change-makers to receive resources and support from others who are on the path of embodying their Human Design and the highest frequency of their Gene Keys.Apply for Venus 7 Seals before applications closes on 5/17 to receive over $600 in exclusive bonuses Join Gifts of Gaia: A sacred membership community that is devoted to embodying the Gift frequency of the Gene Key that is activated by the Earth's transits.Support the show
In this episode I invite you to Reclaim Your Wild Woman, it's time! If you're feeling the sacred rebel within you begging to be unleashed, untamed and walk your divine path, this episode will assist you in reclaiming her, this one of you that is ready to live life on her terms. Here is what is discussed…. Who is the Wild Woman Why is your wild woman calling you now How the Wild Woman is here to help you come alive A Divine invocation and Channeling in poetry How the Wild Woman is the keeper of your medicine, your purpose Giving yourself Grace as you navigate your unraveling from conditioning Tools that will help you embody your wise and wild truth A modality that will assist you in tuning into your wild woman Why the Reclaiming of your Wild Woman will assist in this paradigm shift that is happening across humanity She is waiting for you…. I invite you to join my free Facebook Group, The Wild Beauty Path, where you will receive daily inspiration and nourishment along with 1,000's of other women on the same path at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildbeautysoulrevival/ Other ways to contact me are via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.danacanneto.com Intro and Outro Song is "Woman" by Amber Lily If you enjoy The Wild Beauty Path Podcast.. we would love for you to subscribe, rate it and leave a sweet review as this will help more people find us and tune in.
This week B.Simone and Megan are joined by Intimacy Coordinator Samia to discuss the woman's body and all of the misinformation we have received throughout our lives. They get real and admit that most of what they have known their entire lives about their body came from friends, and watching movies that simply are not real. What You Will Hear: Expert advise on how a woman should treat her body. The ladies will open up for the first time about sexual assault they have experienced. The shame involved in admitting that you have been hurt but feel the need to protect your abuser. The anatomy of a woman's body and how to best understand it after abuse. WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz67j2koC3urUkQirbvueCA Thank you to our Sponsors: Lumi: To learn more about microdosing THC go to https://www.microdose.com/ and use code: KFS to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. B.Simone Beauty: Get 20% today using Code KFS20 https://bsimonebeauty.com/
In Season 2, Episode 6, we return to our archives and offer you an episode recorded last year in which we dive into the origins of Mother's Day. We discuss celebrating Mother's Day before and after the deaths of our moms, how some of us show up as both mothers and daughters, and our desire to reclaim Mother's Day. We end by each of us gifting a message to our listeners. Resources: “The Mother” by Khalil Gibran The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word “Mother,” and the most beautiful call is the call of “My mother.” It is a word full of hope and love, a sweet and kind word coming from the depths of the heart. The mother is everything – she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness…. Everything in nature bespeaks the mother. The sun is the mother of earth and gives it its nourishment of heart; it never leaves the universe at night until it has put the earth to sleep to the song of the sea and the hymn of birds and brooks. And this earth is the mother of trees and flowers. It produces them, nurses them, and weans them. The trees and flowers become kind mothers of their great fruits and seeds. And the mother, the prototype of all existence, is the eternal spirit, full of beauty and love. Connect with us: You can email the podcast at email@example.com. Visit www.piecesofyoupodcast.com for links to everything we mention on the show. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @PiecesofYouPodcast. Partners: Theme song by: https://www.thegemnize.com/ Graphics Designer (logo): https://marilarsen.com/ Podcast Production company: https://micme.com/
You don't have to be good at everything you try. And you don't have to only do things that you're good at. As kids, we're often far more comfortable with experimentation and trying new things, than we are as adults. When we get older we increasingly feel pressured to stick with what we're good at and not ‘waste our time' on things that aren't directly related to productivity. For perfectionists, it can be particularly difficult to try new things, which can have an adverse effect on decision making abilities. The term consequences might be rife with negative connotations, but we're determined to take it back and make it a neutral word! Examining the potential consequences of our decisions is hugely valuable. It can help us determine what we want and fully understand what each choice can offer us. There is no one-size-fits-all solution that will work for everyone, nor should there be. Many of us think we should be pursuing relentless growth because that's what the world tells us we should want, but when you consider the consequences of constantly scaling it becomes apparent how unrealistic (and unpleasant!) that is. Tune in today as we discuss how to unpack the consequences of our decisions, how to make choices based on the season of your business, and much more! Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com.
What happens when we get quiet, push past the distractions of the world around us and the noise within us, and come face to face with whatever lies deep inside? What monsters are waiting for us when we turn the volume down and listen to what is whispering beneath the hubbub? And how can we be sure that they're monsters at all, and not instead, angels, keen to shine a light on our true authentic selves? What happens when we shed all that we are not, and tune into everything that we really are. I'm Chris Brock and this is Conversations on Living, and podcast about how to be well, do well, and live well. And these are just a few of the questions that I tackle in today's episode with Donna Bond, spiritual psychologist and author of the book Original Wisdom: Harness the Power of the Authentic You. Donna believes that if we can harness the courage to push past the fear, push past the cultural, societal and experiential programming of the ego-mind, and tap into the intrinsic, essential self that lies beneath, we can live much more in alignment with who we came here to be. And the rewards of a life in alignment are very much worth the journey to get there. You can find out more about Donna at her website, www.donnabond.com. www.conversationsonliving.com
Does it ever seem like life just kind of happens to you? You log onto Instagram or look around at the women in your small group or in the pew beside you at church and it just seems like everyone else figured it out. Meanwhile, you're in the dark, wondering how people do it all, how some people have this adulting thing down. What's their secret? Did you miss the day in school where they taught you how to get your stuff together and be confident in who you are? Or maybe there's a podcast episode on it somewhere, or a book in the stacks of Barnes and Noble that will answer all your burning adulthood questions. In today's episode, I sit down with Julia Marie Hogan Werner, LCPC. She uses psychological research, real-world examples, and the eternal truths of the Catholic Faith to share how to reclaim your sense of direction and purpose as a Catholic woman today. If you're feeling crushed under the weight of external and internal expectations or feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what direction your life is going to take, sister, this letter is for you. Topics we talked about in this episode: The story behind Julia's new book, “A Work In Progress: Embracing the Life God Gave You” Why our cultural understanding of “adulting” doesn't cut it when it comes to being an active participant in life How naming your values helps you make big and small decisions Identifying false expectations, both internal and external, and replacing them with healthy ones Why you don't need to worry about what's “trending” for Catholic women and why you should put in the work of discovering your own unique, feminine genius What a boundary is and a real life example of setting one in conversation How Julia is growing in her feminine genius by being sensitive to those around her Resources you should check out after listening to this episode: “A Work in Progress: Embracing the Life God Gave You,” Julia's new book “It's OK to Start With You,” Julia's first book on authentic self-care Julia and I's 2018 conversation on Letters to Women “Man's Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl Grab a mug or sweatshirt from Julia's online shop Find Julia on her website and on Instagram (don't forget to send her a DM if you want a copy of the journaling pages for “A Work in Progress”!) Naptime Notes, a new monthly newsletter from Chloe Order my newest book, Sisterhood: Giving and Receiving the Gift of Friendship Check out The Little Catholic Box and access the exclusive bonuses for LTW listeners
It is high time we take back our parental rights in our schools! Join Shug Bury and Monica Cline with It Takes A Family, as she boldly exposes the truth behind comprehensive sex education and the HARM it causes our children. Listen to HIM4Her Radio: Women's Hot Topics on Salem Network's AM 980, The Mission, every Saturday at 11:00AM CT, Sundays at 3:00PM CT and Tuesdays at 6:00PM CT. After airing, you can listen to HIM4Her Radio: Women's Hot Topics wherever you get your podcasts. Don't forget our interviews on the Women's Hot Topics with Shug Bury page! To support our show, visit our website at him4her.org/him4her-radio. Support the show: https://www.him4herministries.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
#239 – On today's episode, Anthony & Bryan are joined by Executive Coaching for High End Achievers, Tanya C Oliver. Tanya shares her story of how she came from a space of addiction, suicidal thoughts and heavy anxiety/depression. She was 60 lbs overweight, had low confidence and no support systems in place. She then realized, that if I wanted to create an extraordinary life, she had to find the greatness within her in order to extend that greatness into everything else that she did. She began her journey of working on peeling back the layers that were chaining her down from experiencing better things in her business, relationships and life as a whole. Tanya now dedicates herself to teaching those who wanna operate at their Peak Performance how to become mentally, physically and energetically healthy and strong so they can look, feel and show up in their business and life as their best self. Later, she discusses the importance of separating yourself from people who no longer serve your higher purpose and getting in touch with your intrinsic goal.
In our previous episode, we touched on the history of Cinco de Mayo. We also spoke a little more on the French and their ambitions to help, you know, Racistas del Sur, we mean the Confederacy. We also touched on the way some people celebrate this day, and dress up like a Mexican. This week, we're discussing how to best celebrate Cinco de Mayo, how to celebrate the commemoration of the pivotal battle turned into a Corona and margarita-fueled drunk fest. It's actually really easy. Our special guest this week is Memo Torres, director of partnerships and doer of de todo un poco at L.A. Taco. Que onda, Memo? FACO The Miami Marlins $25 deal for a game ticket, a beer, and two chicken tacos. The saddest chicken tacos on Mission-looking flour tortillas. https://twitter.com/MarlinsComms/status/1518998697463455745?s=20&t=JIflVjeXm3s6IRcEoJYjyQ TAQUOTE Taco greatness is within grasp. SOCIAL Isidro Salsa: @10ktacos José R. Ralat: @tacotrail Memo Torres: @el_tragon_de_LA/@el_tragon_de_los_angeles This episode was originally broadcast on Fireside.
Listen to Jovanka Ciares, author of RECLAIMING WELLNESS: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life, explain to Heather the importance and benefits of reconnecting with indigenous roots in wellness. She noticed how so many of the wellness practices today come from multicultural backgrounds from around the world. She shares her experience of being a minority in the wellness industry, and developing the desire to teach someone other than privileged people. In the episode, Heather and Jovanka discuss: Yoga, ayurveda and food as medicine How the indigenous is the alternative now The challenge of moving to the big city and eating the way people with money eat The wellness smackdown The diversity and inclusion problem in the modern wellness industry Decolonizing wellness and how to decolonize our minds Bringing wellness to communities who don't have access right now The need for more support for black maternal health Why preparation is the key to success in wellness Ending fat shaming How receiving is also an act of generosity from someone else Jovanka Ciares is the author of Reclaiming Wellness and several other titles. A certified wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach, she offers lectures and workshops in Spanish and English. Ciares studied nutrition with bestselling author T. Colin Campbell, PhD, at his Center for Nutrition Studies (in partnership with Cornell University) and herbalism / plant medicine with Tieraona Low Dog, MD. A native of Puerto Rico, she lives in Los Angeles. http://www.jovankaciares.com Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she teaches the Regenerative Fertility Method to support future generations worldwide. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide. www.heathergrzych.com Connect with Heather: Instagram.com/heathergrzych Facebook.com/grzychheather Book a connection call with Heather to explore the Regenerative Fertility Method and the Ayurvedic approach to health, vitality and fertility: https://www.heathergrzych.com/book-online Join the Wisdom of the Body club on Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/wisdom-of-the-body This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
Long live the King! It's the final chapter in the 4 part series on the Archetypes of the Masculine Self. I take you through the last phase of your Hero's Journey with the energy and characteristics of the King Archetype.I talk about how you can become a balanced and fully present King by exploring the Archetype in both its fullness as well as its shadow forms. I share with you where and how this archetypal energy can show up in your life, as well as my own personal experiences with the deflated or inflated Shadows of the Tyrant & Weakling King.Contact Scott :Book Your Hero's Journey Strategy Call | https://calendly.com/heroinprogress/30min?month=2022-03Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/itsscottharris/In Person Training | https://www.warriorwithintraining.com/Further Resources :YouTube Robert Moore Lecture | https://youtu.be/KOB5nJOCjvcRobert Moore KWML book | https://www.amazon.ca/King-Warrior-Magician-Lover-Rediscovering/dp/0062506064/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3EBIHGE782BTF&keywords=king+warrior+magician&qid=1648062357&sprefix=king+warrior+magician%2Caps%2C108&sr=8-1Rod Boothroyd WMLK book | https://www.amazon.ca/Warrior-Magician-Lover-King-development/dp/1722820896/ref=sr_1_2?crid=27NXPYRLRA87E&keywords=king+warrior+lover+magician&qid=1648061973&sprefix=king+warrior%2Caps%2C123&sr=8-2Robert Bly Iron John Book | https://www.amazon.ca/Iron-John-Book-about-Men/dp/0306824264/ref=sr_1_1?adgrpid=1353499047242437&hvadid=84593845340201&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=5044&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-84593862219562%3Aloc-32&hydadcr=22458_10230856&keywords=iron+john+by+robert+bly&qid=1650405822&sr=8-1***Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All rights belong to their respective owners.***
Record every Sunday afternoon. Open every episode by sharing our beverage of choice. Close every episode with a pastoral benediction. These are the habits that Ravel participates in. So now Stephen is wondering if we can talk about the habits and rituals that make up our lives as individuals and communities.GUEST SPOT HIGHLIGHT(S)! Stephen visited Trans Regrets Snoopy Presents the Bible to study Romans 5:12-21, available exclusively on the TRS and Ravel Patreon Private Feeds! The whole gang had a wonderful time with the Reclaiming the Garden Podcast discussing big things like Heaven, Hell, and Making All Things New Mentioned in the episode: Body Rituals Among the Nacirema I Think I Had A Dream About This Ravel Episode Atomic Habits by James Clear Join our Patreon community at patreon.com/ravelpod for as little as $3/mo! You can also connect with Ravel on Twitter and Instagram at @ravelpod. We would greatly appreciate the one minute it would take you to leave us a 5-star rating and a 1-2 sentence review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow the hosts on Twitter: Josh: @joshlieuallen Emily: @RevRettinghouse Stephen: @stephenghenning Thank you to Louie Zong for use of his song In Full Color, off his album, Here. Find his work on Spotify and Bandcamp!Ravel is a proud founding member of the Highline Media Network, a collective of artist owned podcasts by normal people in normal places. Learn more at www.highline.network.
Anna Lovind is a writer, creativity teacher and mother living in rural Sweden. She is an introverted entrepreneur who helps feminist creatives & change-makers go from dreaming to doing. We have so many crossovers of creation, from creativity and self-doubt, I am absolutely delighted to have her as a guest on Courage + Spice!So what's this episode really about?I ask Anna her take on what holds us back creatively, as people who identify as women.We talk about our relationship with time and the seasons of our life and in our business, and what kind of relationship we want from these. We discuss the fear we have of sharing our work, as women and creatives and the feeling we experience when we reclaim back our power. We realise how similar our approaches are in this! How finding a safe space to be creative and to start small and expand, is the best place to reclaim that power. We talk about how we can build something within a capitalist, patriarchal, racist society, without waiting for it to change. Anna talks about how you can claim time to be creative as women, even when you have a very busy life - a place where we can step away from what is considered traditional work and professionalism. We talk about how the pandemic has made personal and professional life collide in the most unexpected ways and how your reclaimed “commute” has become the perfect time for creativity to flourish. Why you should listen:If you are in a place right now where you're feeling that something is missing from life and you'd like to start a new project or business, this is the episode you should listen to. Our conversation really validates those feelings as totally normal and we share the steps you can take now to move out of fear into creative power in a safe space. Links: Follow Anna on InstagramAll of Anna's links including her book The Creative DoerYou can quote me on that!“Nothing has gone wrong, you are just being human.” - Sas Petherick“The world is not safe for un-apologetically powerful women.” - Sas Petherick“You can claim it as soon as you're doing it.” - Anna Lovind“We're not meant to do this work alone.” - Anna LovindLike what you hear?Why not help me reach more ears (and give my self-belief a boost) with a 5-star rating?
We talk with Idelette McVicker about her journey out of whiteness and reckoning with her Apartheid past as an Afrikaner woman. In her book Recovering Racists: Dismantling White Supremacy and Reclaiming Our Humanity she shares 20 practices or “Stations of Liberation” that can help white people recover from the racism we have inherited, from acknowledgment […] The post Idelette McVicker: Reclaiming Our Humanity By Recovering From Racism appeared first on Gravity Leadership.
Raise your hand if you've ever been personally traumatized by Regina George? Great. Because today Stephanie & Lacey are bringing on Bela Divine, Trauma Specialist & Spiritual Empowerment Mentor. The three touch on Bela's journey of stepping into this field while also learning what trauma is exactly, how it stores in the body, the affects that has, and the methods on releasing it. In this episode we discuss: the definition of trauma & how something can be classified as “traumatic” investing in your well being Cognitive Behavioral & Talk Therapy not being up to date Talk therapy not providing the tools or guidance to properly remove or heal a problem once it's identified The Body Keeps Score How do you release trauma? Can you release it yourself? Children feeling all their emotions & getting it out of the body, while adult suppress allowing emotions to get trapped inside the body How to create new Neuropathways Intuition communicating through the body Reclaiming pleasure as a woman Sex & intimacy are different Getting in touch with your inner child Keep up with us online: Bela's IG: https://www.instagram.com/beladivine/ The Body Keeps Score book: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0670785938/ref=asc_df_0670785938/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312142103956&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7308095444985935346&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032753&hvtargid=pla-436114357585&psc=1 Oh Here We Go's IG: https://www.instagram.com/ohhherewego/ Stephanie's IG: https://www.instagram.com/stephanieparsley Lacey's IG: https://www.instagram.com/thelaceyclaire/ The rest of OHWG's socials & more: https://zez.am/ohherewego
This week, is there value in the rubbish of the temple? What do those less than perfect stones do for us for the rest of our lives? Could they be lessons preparing us for future obstacles? Then we'll hear a response from a festive board regarding the 47th problem of Euclid. At a recent festive board, one Brother brings a personal touch to his 47th problem of Euclid response in a special segment he's recorded for us. Then, a letter to the Brothers the world over about the importance of the esoteric in Freemasonry and our charge to light the fire of education in every man that comes through our doors. Steve Harrison stops by for an all-new Masonic Minute about the Cable Tow and gives us a contemporary response to what it could mean for us. Lastly, we wrap it up with a Tarot card draw. What do we do about adversity? All this and more! Reclaiming the Rejected Stone http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2022/04/reclaiming-rejected-stone.html The Marseilles Deck https://amzn.to/38wVrKw Craftsman+ FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsmanplus/ WCY NFT https://wcypodcast.com/nft Get a Tarot Reading by RJ http://www.wcypodcast.com/tarot Masonic Curators https://www.youtube.com/c/MasonicCurators WCY Podcast YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/WhenceCameYou Ancient Modern Initiation: Special Edition http://www.wcypodcast.com/the-Shop The Master's Word- A Short Treatise on the Word, the Light, and the Self - Autographed https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop Get the new book! How to Charter a Lodge https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop Truth Quantum https://truthquantum.com Our Patreon www.patreon.com/wcypodcast Support the show on Paypal https://wcypodcast.com/support-the-show Get some swag! https://wcypodcast.com/the-shop Get the book! http://a.co/5rtYr2r The links listed may or may not be Amazon affiliate links.
Let's talk about sex, baby! Our sexuality is a core part of ourselves and the human experience, but for too long, we've treated sex as a taboo subject. Well, in this episode, we're “going there” and hopefully breaking down some walls and shame in the process. My guest on this episode, Dr. Holly Richmond, is a marriage and family therapist, sex therapist and somatic (body-based) therapist who helps individuals and couples heal trauma and find greater intimacy and connection with themselves and each other. In this episode, we talk about why sexuality (and talking about it) is healthy and necessary and how we can create healthier and more passionate sexual connection, even in long-term relationships. We also talk about what sexual trauma is (and why it includes more than just assault or abuse), how it affects our sexual development and how we can reclaim our sexual selves and the pleasure we deserve. Listen to discover: What happens to sexual desire in long-term relationships Why there is so much shame around talking about sex How to talk to kids about sex and the risks of being exposed to porn too early What sexual trauma is and how it impacts us Healing from childhood sexual trauma How to reclaim pleasure and reignite passion at any age Sexuality is so much more than the physical relationship we have with another person. It's our experience of passion in the world (“eroticism” refers to our life force, not just our body), and it tells us so much about ourselves. This is why it's so important to stay connected to this part of ourselves no matter our relationship status, if we're young and in love or if we have been with our person for years. I hope this episode gives you the freedom to acknowledge, love and prioritize this part of yourself and to live a more passionate and embodied life. “The seat of human sexuality, the seat of desire is novelty.” - Dr. Holly Richmond “A lot of western culture, sex and shame go hand in hand.” - Dr. Holly Richmond “Sexual trauma is any experience that feels violating in a sexual way.” - Dr. Holly Richmond “If someone is being sexually coercive, that is a sexual trauma for some people.” - Dr. Holly Richmond “We have to take the whole construct of ourselves into the equation.” - Dr. Holly Richmond “We're taught to judge the body.” - Michelle Chalfant “Eroticism means life force.” - Dr. Holly Richmond “So many of us suffer in silence, and we need to start talking about this. Sex is not a bad word.” - Michelle Chalfant LINKS & RESOURCES Dr. Holly Richmond Website https://drhollyrichmond.com Dr. Holly Richmond Facebook https://m.facebook.com/DrHollyRichmond Dr. Holly Richmond Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drhollyrichmond/ “Reclaiming Pleasure” (Dr. Holly Richmond book) https://www.reclaimingyourpleasure.com Dr. Holly Richmond Course https://www.reclaimingyourpleasure.com Share Your Love: Review The Adult Chair® Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-adult-chair/id941317634?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 MORE ADULT CHAIR The Adult Chair® Website https://theadultchair.com The Adult Chair® Membership https://theadultchair.com/membership/ The Adult Chair® Events https://theadultchair.com/events/ The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification https://theadultchair.com/certification STAY CONNECTED Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michelle.chalfant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfantCo/ The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant