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How to be Happier than the Richest Man on Earth

Today I’m going to share a valuable story about one of my past clients I saw a long time ago. It really illustrates why looking for happiness on the outside and trying to find it from external validation will absolutely never deliver. This client was an extremely wealthy individual living in Beverly Hills who was struggling with alcohol and pills. This guy could truly have anything that he wanted in the world — and yet, he was popping pills from the moment he woke up. In this episode, I’m...


Billion Dollar Couple: Work Love Balance With Amanda & Nicholas Bayerle

Today’s episode is all about radical transparency! Authenticity, vulnerability, and letting your partner in on your thoughts and feelings, all offer an opportunity to grow as a couple. And the couple joining us today, Nicholas and Amanda Bayerle are such great examples of this! They got married young and have learned how to consistently grow together, be completely honest with one another, and successfully work together as a couple business-wise! Nicholas and Amanda Bayerle are the...


How To Stop Staying Stuck And Embrace The Change That’s Coming

This reality that so many of us find ourselves in is this fear of being stuck or staying the same. We feel that our situation will never improve or we, ourselves, will never improve. But the truth is that we’re never stuck, and there’s a much deeper rooted fear we all have that is actually creating what we think is this fear of being stuck. So today, I want to talk to you all about why we have this fear of being stuck, the truth behind the fear of being stuck, what we really need to work...


The Time to Change Your Life is Now! with Chinae Alexander

Today we’re joined by Chinae Alexander — which is such perfect timing as it just so happens to be Women’s Health Week! Chinae is an entrepreneur, lifestyle personality, writer, speaker, and wellness expert. She strives to empower others to live more authentic and positive lives through practicing mindfulness, wellness, and self-love! Today we’re covering so many interesting topics from body positivity, listening to your intuition, and really tuning into what your body needs (rather than...


The Number One Thing You’ve Forgotten, That You Can’t Live Without

You’ve got to have more fun in life! Seriously, stop being so serious all the time! So many of us get stuck in our daily troubles that we end up spending all of our time trying to fix them and we forget what it’s like to actually enjoy life. If we’re working so hard to make everything work by constantly addressing our struggles and fixing our relationships, we don’t get to enjoy our day-to-day peace. And what you may not know is fun plays an incredibly crucial role for anybody looking to...


Mother’s Day Special: How to Fully Step into Your Power with Natalie Alcala

Today we’ve got a really fun Mother’s Day-themed episode planned for you all! It’s going to be all about motherhood. This episode will show you that you really can have it all! You don’t have to let go of your major passions in life in order to be a fully present mom. You can have a super successful career and be a great mom. Natalie Alcala runs Fashion Mamas — the first members-only network for dynamic mothers who work in fashion, art, design, media, and entertainment. Fashion Mamas...


Honest Exploration: The Foundation of Addiction Recovery

Today we’re talking about some of the biggest principles that IGNTD Recovery operates under. Whether you’ve read The Abstinence Myth or not, there are three main principles that I’ve put together to create the basis of what my approach to addiction recovery is. These three principles are 1) honest exploration, 2) radical acceptance, and 3) individualized transformation. Just like building a house or starting a new relationship, if your foundation is shaky, then even the most beautiful...


How to Begin Living in the Present, with Jonathan Lehmann of 7Mind

Today we’re talking about all things mindfulness and meditation. Specifically, we’re going to be talking about “dropping in,” being present, and not being anxious or stressed out about how things should have gone. As our guest today, Jonathan Lehmann, talks about, that was the world he was in before — constantly worrying about the past and the future. Through his journey of practicing mindfulness and meditation, he was able to overcome these beliefs and begin living in the moment. His...


The Lie of the Addiction Gene

Recently, we interviewed Bruce Lipton (who wrote one of my favorite books, The Biology of Belief) on the IGNTD Relationships podcast. But, that’s not coming out for a little while, so I’ve decided to record for you a few of my insights and key takeaways from the lessons in his book; specifically relevant to addiction, mental health, and internal struggles. I absolutely love the concepts in The Biology of Belief. The lessons on why you are not your negative belief; how your genetics are...


Somatic Intelligence: Moving Life Through the Body with Chen Lizra

We’re talking about the body today — specifically embodying your psyche, your emotional experiences, and how to develop something that our guest, Chen Lizra, calls “somatic intelligence.” Often, when we talk about the body and embodiment we think of just the physical body — but it’s so beyond that. In today’s conversation, Chen helps us understand what it means to be fully embodied — in your spirit, your soul; all aspects of who you are. Being fully embodied means feeling fully...


Finding Your Road To Recovery with Jessica Jeboult

Today I’m bringing you an interview with Jessica Jeboult from A Sober Girls Guide. Like me, Jessica also has a non-traditional recovery journey. Her platform, A Sober Girls Guide, originally started off as a small blog to help her through her own, personal journey. Now it is so much more — helping others through sharing her experience; featuring the ideas and thoughts of guest bloggers; group and one-on-one coaching; as well as her podcast, videos, and soon-to-be book. In this episode,...


Embracing Change and Living Your Life’s Purpose with Shannon Algeo

“I trust the change unfolding in my life. Sometimes we must let go of something good to let in something better. The wheel of life is always turning and change is necessary — without it, we become complacent. Change is brewing. Loosen your grip and relax into it. As you’re guided to step more authentically into your power and purpose, something has to shift. Change must occur. Trust the change unfolding in your life.” — from The Moon Deck This excerpt perfectly captures the theme of...


Unpopular Opinion: Addiction and Drugs

Today I want to discuss with you all some of the ways I’m seeing the current addiction treatment system failing. It’s not an easy or popular conversation to have — but I think we’re failing people left and right here, and the overdose rates are continuing to go up. With a system that has billions of dollars funding it annually, you would hope that it chips away at the problem — but the reality is that we’re not seeing any improvement at all. What we really need to do is take a different...


Man of Still ft. Shaman Durek

Today we’ve invited Shaman Durek onto the podcast! Durek is a sixth-generation shaman who has devoted decades to his study and practice. He is an author, an activist, and a women’s empowerment leader. He dedicates his life to educating and helping others to achieve success, happiness, and consciously live their lives more authentically. As uplifting and positive Shaman Durek’s life purpose is, this episode gets very dark and heavy — but at the same time, beautiful and vulnerable. He...


Walking The Line

Do you find yourself fighting with other people a lot? Or do you have people in your life who fight a lot? If so, you’re really going to want to stay tuned for this one to hear today’s insight on using perspective during disagreements. Today, I’m going to share with you the secrets that I’ve learned over my lifetime, about how to get in less fights with people, resolve those fights faster, and live a life with less conflict. Remember, the person you’re disagreeing with isn’t seeing the...


Feng Shui for the Soul with Dany D'Andrea

Your physical space is a reflection of who you are — but how does that relate to your relationships? All of the stuff you’ve pushed away into closets and boxes that you haven’t looked at in years — both physically and emotionally — takes up energetic space in your life. Leaving around these dirty piles — these messes throughout your home — manifests not only as physical clutter but takes an emotional toll on you as well. Our guest today, Dany, is an expert on exactly this. She helps...


How to Help Someone Struggling With Addiction

Do you know people who struggle with addiction and wonder how to talk with them, having not been through similar struggles? Then you’re definitely going to want to stay tuned for this one! I share the key tenets that anyone who is trying to help someone who is struggling with addiction — and has not struggled with it themselves — should follow. I describe how to reach out to them and lend a hand, how to help de-escalate their shame to open up the conversation, how to educate yourself on...


Going Deep: Breaking Up With Friends

This week we’re bringing you a topic we’ve wanted to talk about for a while now that’s near and dear to both of our hearts. We’ve mentioned it here and there but haven’t gotten the chance to fully explore it yet — and that is friendship breakups. In our “Making Friends in Adulthood” episode we also touch on this subject but today we’re really getting deep and addressing friend breakups in adulthood — what they look like, how they happen, how to get through them, when you should consider...


Planes, Plans, and the Key to Happiness

In this episode, I tell you the story of a client of mine who came here to do some work that ends with a flight cancellation and a profound lesson. We’ve talked about perspective before, and this story goes off of that a bit, but with a slightly different view — a different perspective on perspective, if you will. I believe it is a life lesson we should all take in. But look, I’m not going to give you all the details as it is really one of these stories you have to hear in full — but,...


Love Without Reason with LaRayia from Lunch on Me

Our special guest today is LaRayia Gaston. LaRayia has a beautiful soul and, like us, believes that radical self-love is the foundation for permanent healing. Her organization, Lunch On Me, distributes organic food to the homeless and foster youth. They bring nutritious and organic meals to skid row six days a week, every week — serving over 10,000 meals a month. In our world, a lot of people often forget that purpose and service are even a part of the equation of measuring success and...