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EP 014 – How Your Thoughts Create Your Life - The Power of Positive Psychology

Your thoughts create your life. Being aware of how much your thoughts determine your life quality is of fundamental importance—more so than many may realize. While this podcast episode delves more deeply into precisely how negative thoughts create much of all our sufferings, in the show notes, you will find various happiness exercises to practice the skill of happiness. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at...


EP 013 - Kristina Paltén, Ultra Runner - Alone Through Iran, 1144 Miles of Trust, Prejudice, and Human Kindness

“To develop as a person, you have to go out of what is comfortable and experience new areas.” - Kristina Paltén Kristina Paltén – Swedish ultra-runner, two-time world-record holder, adventurer, and in all, a beautiful soul – joins us today on The Inner Picture Stories Podcast to talk about courage, facing your fears, following your heart, and how the negative influence of media gives us an incorrect image of reality. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at...


EP 012 - Mark Henick - Mental Health Advocate, Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

“Life is going to be tough sometimes. But it's tough for everybody, and we are in it together. ” - Mark Hencik Suicide: it’s a topic that deserves more attention. Let us, therefore, give it the attention it deserves within this interview. Today, we have invited someone who has firsthand experience with suicide, Mark Henick, a mental health advocate, to The Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at...


EP 011 - Richard Ayling on How to Become Superhuman, Master the Mind & Body, and Influence the Autonomic Nervous System

“It’s amazing what the body can do. We just don’t realize that we’d forgotten that.” - Richard Ayling Rich Ayling is a life coach who, after battling an unstable lifestyle and being diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune disease – ulcerative colitis, started to shift his life around. In his own words, “perhaps the most powerful moment on my journey came with the discovery of the Wim Hof Method, where my ability to take control of my entire health and wellbeing was realized." Rich...


Short Movie: The Travelers We Are - An Inner Picture Stories Original

No matter what your beliefs are in life, and whatever you believe death will have in store for you, one way or another, we are all travelers in this world, on our way to whatever you define the afterlife to be. Heading towards home. This original short movie is the first of its kind and was created thanks to and out of the interviews with the wonderful guests I had the chance to interview on The Inner Picture Stories Podcast. I can’t express enough the amount of gratitude I feel for having...


The 5-Bullet Point Episode (EP’s 6 - 10)

The Inner Picture Stories Podcast hits another milestone of 10 episodes. That means nothing less than a new 5-Bullet Point episode! If you are a new listener to the show, let me give you a quick explanation of what these 5-Bullet Point episodes are all about. Each one of them serves one of two functions. Firstly, you can either listen to them at a moment when you are in need of a quick boost of wisdom, insights, lessons, or reminders from our past 5 guests that we had on the show....


EP 010 - Martin Inderbitzin: Tasting Death, a Survival Story of Pancreatic Cancer - The Lessons, The Hardships, and Becoming a Triathlete

"One day you are going to die, the question is just what you will do until then." - Martin Inderbitzin Help Make a Difference. Consider a small donation to My Survival Story. This world is filled with some truly magnificent human beings. Each guest so far that I have had the honor to interview on The Inner Picture Stories Podcast has only made me prouder and prouder of humanity. While evil is part of this world, and bad people will always exist, there is great courage, strength, love,...


EP 008 - How Travel Can Change Your Life, and How it Saved Mine

“Traveling healed me by simply reopening my view upon the world and myself. ” - Jellis Vaes Traveling, it changed my life. Not just a little bit either. Hand on heart, traveling turned everything around 180 degrees for me. It healed me; it fixed parts within me that I thought were not fixable. In this episode of The Inner Picture Stories Podcast I want to share with you all a story, a guest post that I once wrote for the multi-award winning travel blog The Planet D, (and by the way, the...


EP 006 - Muni Natarajan - The Wisdom of a Monk Who Lived 37 Years in a Monastery

“Life is your teacher no matter what. You can't have an experience that doesn't teach you something.” - Muni Natarajan Ready for another fascinating and wisdom filled episode on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast? Sure you are! In this interview I chat with Muni Natarajan, an ex-monk who lived 37 years, yes 37 years, in a monastery. Ever since I created this podcast and met Muni I was dying to do this episode, and now it's finally done. This was such a blast of an interview to do and it...


The 5 - Bullet Point Episode (EP's 1-5)

The Inner Picture Stories Podcast has just achieved its first milestone of 5 episodes. And I know, it's not a hell of a lot of episodes, YET (!), but it's an achievement for me, and one I’m very proud of, because I put 100% of my heart and soul into every episode and interview. And I can honestly say, every guest we have had on the show has been truly incredible, providing fantastic insight and wisdom that can make a real positive effect on the listeners’ lives. Each time we hit another 5...


EP 004 - 2 Things that Dramatically Impacted my Happiness

Hey guys, how are we all doing on this very fine day? I would like first of all, to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, yes even if you are not listening to this around that time. This episode will be a bit different than the regular interviews that I do where I draw out lessons about life and this world from inspiring and wisdom filled people such as an award-winning author, a monk who lived 37 years in a monastery, an ex SAS soldier... In this episode, I will share some...


EP 003 - Unleashing Creativity With Award Winning Author - Debra Moffitt

"The reason most people are unhappy is because they are looking outside of themselves for something that’s within them." - Debra Moffitt Creativity runs through everyone, we are all creative beings in some way, shape or form. For me creativity is one of the most important assets that fuels my life. Not just because it is the base ingredient of my business, but also because it’s my gateway into expressing and releasing my emotions. This is the case for everyone. Whether you think you are...


EP 002 - Bruce Langford: Taking Control Over The Mind And Living In The Moment

"Be who you are because there is no one else on this earth or ever will be, who is exactly like you." - Bruce Langford As the philosopher Lao Tzu said, "If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." We allow ourselves to dwell in the past and worry about the future more often throughout the day than most of us are even aware of. The mind is a busy place, and that voice that every single...


EP 001 - Nancy Kerkhofs: Facing And Overcoming The Loss Of Your Life

“Acceptation, is the most important thing in life.” - Nancy Kerkhofs Welcome to the Inner Picture Stories Podcast and to the first interview of the show! This was a true blast of an interview to start with. The guest I had on the show was no one other than my very own mom! At the incredibly young age of 34 she lost her husband – my dad (I was only 3 years old back than),which was, as you can imagine, an incredibly traumatic experience. One that sadly enough, life can throw at us from time...


EP 000 - Inside The Head Of Your Host - Jellis Vaes

"Don't waste this life being sad, angry or depressed as you just don't have as much time as you think you do." - Jellis Vaes And so it begins... The Inner Picture Stories Podcast is finally here. This episode 000 serves as an introduction where you get the chance to see how the flow of the podcast works and to get a deeper look inside your host (yes me). In this episode, I will interview myself (don't judge) but also answer some questions from some of my closest friends and family members...