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S2:E15 // What is Tantra? with Melanie and ScottieO McClure

Sex is a complicated topic that affects all of us in one way or other. Whether we're having it, not having it, doing right, enjoying it or not, the messaging about sex in our society is confusing at best. So, how are those of us on self-awareness journeys to figure out sex and sexuality for ourselves? To start, I took a look at the ancient Eastern practice of Tantra. Tantra is a combination of texts, techniques, rituals, monastic practices, meditation, yoga, and ideology estimated to...


S2:E14 // Laughter Yoga with Kelsey Henry

Sometimes you get so caught up doing the work, you forget to have fun along the way! In this week's episode, I interview host of the Positively Delighted podcast, Kelsey Henry, all about fun and Laughter Yoga. It's important to remember that everything we do is in service of how we feel. That means, you go to work, make plans, choose food, and make all of your decisions based on how you expect them to make you feel. Even seemingly logical choices like going to work to make money to pay your...


S2:E13 // Dear Perfectionists, Please Listen with Sam Laura Brown

Perfectionism is something so many of us struggle with. Often, we don't even realize we're in it, and when we do, it feels impossible to leave. It doesn't help that we live a world that constantly reinforces the idea we need to hustle for our worth, achieve an excess of accolades, and never get tired to be worthy of love and attention. In this week's episode, I interview mindset coach and host of the Perfectionism Project, Sam Laura Brown all about the downfalls of perfectionism and how you...


S2:E12 // Your Relationship With Money with Roderick Robeson

Like it or not, money is a huge part of your life. It's the source of a lot of joy while also being one of the top reasons people get divorced. If you're like me, you walked into your adult life with a lot of debt, minimal income, and no clue how to handle it. It's time to start having wholistic conversations about our finances so we can feel encouraged and empowered to create positive change. Whether you think you have enough of it or not, money can only work for you if you're willing to...


S2:E11 // Forget New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions are a prevalent component of our lives. There's a sense of hope and promise that the new year will bring with it fresh opportunity and a new lease on life. There's an energy that says, "Things can be different this time!" Yet, most of us don't keep our resolutions. We fall into old habits and feel like victims of another year gone bad. We look in the mirror and feel the guilt and shame of failure. Even if you're one of the few who sticks to their resolution, the sense...


S2:E10 // The Taboo of Menstruation with Diana Lane

"Menstrual blood is the only source of blood that is not traumatically induced. Yet, in modern society, this is the most hidden blood, the one so rarely spoken of and almost never seen, except privately by women..." - Judy Grahn Half the world has a menstrual cycle, yet this topic feels more like a shameful secret than a healthy body process. I speak with Holistic Health Expert, Diana Lane, about how that stigma started, why it's detrimental to everyone (not just people with cycles), and...


S2:E9 // The Neuroscience of Purpose with Michael Thompson

Ever wondered why changing your thought patterns makes a difference? Or why people are so obsessed with "positive" thinking? Maybe you've even dared to imagine you have the power to rewire your brain, just by believing you do. Turns out, you can! In this episode, I talk to the Neuro Handyman (and my uncle), Michael Thompson all about self-awareness and our brains. In his thesis, the Neuroscience of Purpose, Michael explores how the voices in your head reveal the neural pathways you've...


S2:E8 // Celebrate Everything

If you’re super goal-oriented, it can be hard to see the trees when the forest is so immense. You're always so focused on the big picture, the little things get tossed to the wayside. When you discount the victories along the way, you make it almost impossible to celebrate the big wins! And let me guess, you can’t take a compliment either. People express their awe and amazement at the mountains you’ve moved, and instead of kindly accepting it, you “humbly” shrug it off and make one lame...


S2:E7 // Battling Self-Judgment with Riley Blanks

We all struggle with self-judgment. That inner voice that tells us all sorts of self-defeating and self-sabotaging things. When you want to make more money, it says you don't deserve it, that you haven't earned it. When you want to buy that cool new outfit, it reminds you that your body doesn't look like Kendall Jenners. That time you almost asked that person out on a date, but then that little voice convinced you how they were way too good for the likes of you. That voice is a liar. You...


S2:E6 // Break Up With Perfectionism

You know you're a performative perfectionist when: Perfectionism is so damaging, not only because it creates an impossible standard to live up to but because it traps you in behaviors and thought patterns that convince you that you'll never be good enough. The most damaging elements of living to perform and please and perfect are the need to get validation from others and the negative self-talk that comes with inevitable failures. By choosing to live in a perfectionist construct instead of...


S2: Quick Tip // Connect With Your Gut

There is a lot of noise around you. Whether it's people in your life, at work, social media, the news, or your pets, all the demands on your time and attention can leave you feeling disconnected and confused. To the point you aren't even sure which way is up anymore. The easiest way to gain clarity in a noisy world is to connect with your gut. By gut, I mean that place inside yourself that knows the answer. The place that sometimes feels hard to find but is always there, waiting for you to...


S2:E4 // Respect Your Pain

I’ll say one thing for humankind: we aren’t scared of pain. In fact, a lot of us don’t know how to live without it. We’re so into pain, we’ll spend hours binge-watching other people’s pain. Some of us even take pride in causing pain for others. You’ve heard of the starving artist, the long-suffering rockstar, the emotionally stunted genius who pushes people away and treats them like shit so they won’t see how beautifully screwed up he is about his own pain (I’m looking at you, Dr....


S2:E3 // My Truth

I'm in Bali this week on a very intense leadership retreat, so I've basically been a giant blob of tears. This is some intense shit. That's the truth. I'm working through a lot of old pain, stories, and behavior patterns I need to shed. Because I'm focusing so hard on helping myself, I'm not in a space to help you. So, to honor where I am and be in my authenticity, this week I'm not providing you and helpful tips or insight on self-awareness. Instead, I've gathered a few clips from other...


S2:E2 // Debunking Your Stories

You are telling yourself stories, constantly. From the time you wake up in the morning to the time you fall asleep at night, you're attaching meaning to everything around you. Humans are, by design, meaning-making machines. We can't deal with ambiguity, so we fill in the blanks. With stories. Though these stories are "supposed" to help you find clarity and live to see another day, often times they sneakily sabotage your efforts to walk the path of joy. When you confuse the stories you...


S2:E1 // Power vs Force

You deserve to experience joy...but it doesn't always feel possible. This season, you're going to take what we learned in Season 1 about taking responsibility for your power and harness that to get closer to the joy-filled authentic life you're here to live. In other words, this season, you're going to... GET YOUR JOY ON! In this episode, I introduce the work of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.; specifically, his Power vs Force scale. This scale is designed to expose the hidden determinants...


Season One: Episode 13 // Outrageously Happy

Since this is the last episode of this season, I want to talk about the theme of taking responsibility for your power, but first, I want to tell you about a cartoon that’s smarter than half the world’s leaders. One year, my mom gave me a framed Peanuts drawing by the creator, Charles Schulz. It’s a simple four-panel piece of art featuring good ol’ Charlie Brown and his blanket-toting friend, Linus. The pair are behind a red brick wall, heads resting on their hands, looking...


Season One: Episode 12 // Millennials at Work with Jeremy Boudinet

This week, as an exciting complement to episode 2: Millennials versus Gen X, I’m speaking to Millennial Jeremy Boudinet about Millennials in the workplace. The most beneficial thing Jeremy said was to get a mentor. I enthusiastically back this up because mentors have a vested, personal interest in you reaching your goals. No one finds success and happiness alone, despite what a lot of arrogant musicians tend to preach in their songs. Who you surround yourself with matters almost as much as...


Season One: Episode 11 // The Lie of Not Enough with Maria Volovik

Let’s talk about the lie of not enough. One way or other, we’ve all bought into our own version of this story. You aren’t smart enough. You’re not thin enough. You’re not rich enough. You’re not witty enough. You’re not enough, not enough, not enough. It’s Satan’s soundtrack on a never-ending loop, deep in the recesses of your mind. It’s something I’ve struggled with my whole life, and the more self-awareness I build, the more I realize just how pervasive this thought pattern is. Here’s...


Season One: Quick Tip // The Anatomy of an Apology

The most important part of an apology is owning up to your part in the situation. Even if someone else did the bad thing, there’s probably space to apologize to yourself for whatever your contribution to the situation was. For example, I had a “friend” take total advantage of me. I worked my ass off to make her look good, sent her flowers out of guilt for thinking negative thoughts about her, and let her be as messy as she needed to be with me. She returned absolutely none of those favors,...


Season One: Episode 10 // How to Forgive Well

Forgiveness is something we all know we should do, and I think we do it wrong a lot of the time. Besides thinking it’s about the other person, we also put all kinds of pressure on it, like deadlines or the expectation things go back to the way they were before. There are a ton of benefits to truly forgiving, but the biggest one is your sanity. Holding onto things for too long is like chewing on rat poison. It will kill you. Where do you think ulcers come from? (Seriously, read the book Why...