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Don’t miss this thought-provoking podcast series with authors Monica and Michael Berg. Together, they’ll answer your most pressing questions, offering sage advice for the modern world. Self-proclaimed Change Junkie, Monica Berg is an author and teacher who lectures internationally. Michael Berg is a rabbi and Aramaic scholar who has published almost 20 books on the teachings of Kabbalah. This husband and wife team has been sharing kabbalistic wisdom and relationship expertise with students for decades. Join them for a down-to-earth conversation about the big life questions that spark your curiosity the most.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking podcast series with authors Monica and Michael Berg. Together, they’ll answer your most pressing questions, offering sage advice for the modern world. Self-proclaimed Change Junkie, Monica Berg is an author and teacher who lectures internationally. Michael Berg is a rabbi and Aramaic scholar who has published almost 20 books on the teachings of Kabbalah. This husband and wife team has been sharing kabbalistic wisdom and relationship expertise with students for decades. Join them for a down-to-earth conversation about the big life questions that spark your curiosity the most.

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United States

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Don’t miss this thought-provoking podcast series with authors Monica and Michael Berg. Together, they’ll answer your most pressing questions, offering sage advice for the modern world. Self-proclaimed Change Junkie, Monica Berg is an author and teacher who lectures internationally. Michael Berg is a rabbi and Aramaic scholar who has published almost 20 books on the teachings of Kabbalah. This husband and wife team has been sharing kabbalistic wisdom and relationship expertise with students for decades. Join them for a down-to-earth conversation about the big life questions that spark your curiosity the most.

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English


Episodes

92. Bouncing Back: 4 Strategies for Becoming More Resilient

5/17/2022
Things won’t always go our way. We know this. Yet, equanimity may not come naturally as we experience adversity. Resilience isn’t necessarily something we are all born with, though it is certainly something we can learn. Kabbalah teaches that the goal is not to be unbothered by difficulties but to work towards a peaceful acceptance of hardship, even as we strive to create significant change in our lives. Join us as Monica and Michael discuss how we can foster resilience in ourselves so we...

Duration:00:53:02

91. The Urgency of Now: 6 Ways to Cultivate Alacrity in Our Lives

5/10/2022
Each of us experience times when we feel disinclined to take action or do a good deed. We put it off until tomorrow or the next day. But what happens when a few days or weeks go by? Kabbalah teaches that this kind of laziness can lead to complacency, which separates us from the Light. In this motivating episode, Monica and Michael discuss how to cultivate alacrity, do more good in the world, and invite more blessings into our lives. “If you have an idea of something positive you can do, do...

Duration:00:44:08

90. Letting Love In: 6 Steps to Greater Vulnerability in Relationships

5/3/2022
Vulnerability is the essential glue of any relationship. While we often hide aspects of ourselves for fear of being judged, there is great strength in the act of sharing our most vulnerable aspects of ourselves with those we love. In this intimate conversation, Monica and Michael reveal ideas and tools to help us prioritize vulnerability and build more openness in our closest relationships. “The greatest gift you give parent to child, friend to friend, or to a partner in a romantic...

Duration:00:41:48

89. The Courage to Authentically Be: 7 Ways to Embrace Vulnerability as a Superpower

4/26/2022
None of us are perfect, yet most of us try to project a perfect image of ourselves to the world. Though we’ve been taught that being vulnerable is akin to showing weakness, the truth is that it displays our inner strength and is a key aspect of living an authentic, fulfilling life. For when we express vulnerability, we show we’re honest with ourselves and accept who we truly are – flaws and all. We diminish our ego and push past its attempts to block our Light. And we strengthen our...

Duration:00:45:07

88. The Joy of Wanting: 8 Ways to Rethink Desire

4/19/2022
Kabbalah teaches that the essence of our soul is desire. For, if we wanted for nothing, we would never fulfill our life’s purpose. Yet, society teaches us that there is shame in wanting and that we should apologize for our desires. Human desire is how we know we’re alive! Listen as Monica and Michael unpack the lesson that our desires are a gift that motivates us and allows us to connect to the Light of the Creator. “The amount of pleasure we derive from anything is exactly equal to the...

Duration:00:48:54

87. Understanding Duality: 7 Ways to Embrace Your Darkness & Light

4/12/2022
In a culture that values self-improvement, we can easily get caught up in the idea that we should strive to eliminate all of our negative traits. However, Kabbalah teaches that the duality of our good and bad characteristics is necessary. For without these two forces, we wouldn’t have the power to choose between the two. Our consciousness awakens one or the other, and the more positive actions we do, the more goodness we create in the world. Tune in as Monica and Michael discuss the balance...

Duration:00:45:31

86. Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: 10 Steps to Strengthen Your Willpower

4/5/2022
Self-control allows us to manage our behavior and achieve long-term goals. What we undoubtedly know from experience is that the lack of willpower can get us into trouble! Kabbalists call this “restriction'' and teach that it is imperative to achieving spiritual growth. Listen as Monica and Michael discuss the tools for strengthening your willpower and maintaining the focus we need to achieve our desires. “If you treat yourself with understanding and love, the relationship between body and...

Duration:00:49:13

85. Happy, Happier, Happiest: 8 Ways to Expand Our Capacity for Joy

3/22/2022
Research shows that despite spiritual practice, most of us have a consistent set-point for happiness. While we can experience deep joy or sorrow, we often return to the same level of happiness. However, it is possible to reset our happiness set-point and break negative thought patterns. Tune in for this live-recorded episode as Monica and Michael Berg discuss both the science and the kabbalistic tools behind living more joyfully every day. “It can’t just be about how we can feel zen or...

Duration:01:09:42

84. Removing Doubt: 7 Ways to Find Certainty in a World of Chaos

3/15/2022
Kabbalah teaches that we can place total trust in the Creator in all situations. This is more difficult to do than say. When the world is in turmoil, how do we transform our fears into unwavering certainty that every obstacle we encounter is meant for us to learn and grow from? Listen to this live-recorded episode with Monica and Michael Berg as they discuss how to find clarity in chaos. “Practice, practice, practice. Know without knowing that this situation that has entered into your life...

Duration:01:10:58

83. The Art of Finding Joy: 6 Ways to Live Happier

3/8/2022
Rav Ashlag said, “The difference between someone who is tremendously fulfilled and someone who is unfulfilled is their ability to see.” We all have moments when illusion blurs our vision of the opportunities for joy before us. So, how can we learn to sustain happiness every single day of our lives? Listen to this live-recorded episode with Monica and Michael Berg as they discuss pursuing happiness authentically and finding joy internally. “One of the greatest ways to achieve happiness is...

Duration:01:11:04

82. Redefine the Limits: 8 Ways to Live a Bold and Fulfilling Life

3/1/2022
We cannot achieve true fulfillment without living boldly. However, the ego works against us as we aim to invest in the aspects of our lives that bring us joy. How can we begin to reframe our lives so we can be our most alive and authentic selves and ultimately fulfill our highest potential? Join Monica and Michael as they discuss what it means to pursue the things you desire and live boldly within the limits you define. “Living boldly starts with a knowing of the self, an acceptance of the...

Duration:01:16:10

81. Criticism: 9 Ways to Know Whether to Use it As a Powerful Tool or Let it Go

2/22/2022
Receiving criticism is often uncomfortable, and most people, understandably, don’t like it. However, we can never see ourselves completely, so it’s important to stay open to receiving feedback. And the truth is, no matter how much internal work we have done, there is always more to do; our spiritual growth is meant to be continuous. Tune in as Monica and Michael discuss how to use criticism as a tool for radical transformation. “Before you offer criticism, ask yourself these three things:...

Duration:00:50:49

80. How Deep is Your Love: 7 Ways to Get to Know Your Partner All Over Again

2/14/2022
Questions are powerful; assumptions are insidious. The start of a new relationship is packed with discovery. Couples revel in getting to know each other. Yet, over time, those questions wane as we settle into familiarity. Getting comfortable in a relationship is not a bad thing. However, the act of falling in love is a continuous process that takes consciousness. Tune in for a special Valentine’s Day episode as Monica and Michael discuss how to get to know your partner better through...

Duration:00:50:28

79. Transforming Regret: 8 Tools for Using Regret for Growth

2/8/2022
Can we ever really live a life without regrets? Would we even want to? The truth is, our mistakes provide us with information that can lead to important growth. The choices of the past have brought us to the place we are now, which is perfect. Listen as Monica and Michael discuss the difference between rumination and reflection, and how to use regret as a tool for transformation. “We can completely transform how we view both failure and regret from negative, unfortunate events to beautiful...

Duration:00:50:04

78. Growing Up Together: 9 Ways to Instill Wisdom in Our Youth & Ourselves

2/1/2022
Navigating young adulthood can feel like a journey through the wilderness. Our youth have big dreams and goals, yet they often avoid choices that lead to discomfort. In truth, it is discomfort that sparks growth and moves us closer to our highest purpose. Join us as Monica and Michael discuss how we can support our young people so they can fall and rise with purpose. “You cannot truly rise without falling first. But there is a way to stumble with intention, to fall and rise with purpose.” –...

Duration:00:46:24

77. 8 Ways To Know… Should I Persevere, Or Let It Go?

1/25/2022
Those of us who bulldoze through life often think we know what is best for ourselves. We speed ahead as we attempt to achieve goals that may not be in alignment with our life’s highest purpose. In truth, no amount of bulldozing will help you achieve your desired outcome. The question is, how do we know when to persevere through obstacles and when to slow down? How do we know when it’s time to take the foot off the accelerator and change course? In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, listen...

Duration:00:39:06

76. There Are No Coincidences …Or, Are There?: 8 Ways to Find the Meaning in the Messages

1/18/2022
Is there meaning in coincidence? Are they really messages we are meant to receive? Or are we seeing more than is actually there as we try to make sense of our lives? Kabbalah teaches us that there is a cause for all occurrences in our lives, whether we see it or not. And while there is no black and white way to approach coincidences, we hold the power to ascribe meaning to them, or lack thereof. Tune in as Monica and Michael discuss the strength, perspective, and support that divine messages...

Duration:00:45:47

75. Show the Way, Lead the Way, Be the Way: 9 Tips to Become a Better Leader

1/11/2022
Being a good and effective leader means being of service. However, serving others isn't as dazzling as being a boss, CEO, or director. Good leadership can be messy because it's about doing the work alongside others, sharing, taking responsibility for the growth and impact of your team. Do you see yourself as a leader? If so, how are your actions inspiring others to transform? Join Monica and Michael as they sort through these powerful questions about what it means to fulfill your potential...

Duration:00:47:05

74. New Year, New You: 10 Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

1/4/2022
Studies show that approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. So, how do we gain the clarity we need to spark continuous growth and change in the new year? How do we successfully become the person we want to be? When we reflect back on the past year, what is worth taking with us into the new year and what are we ready to leave behind? Gratitude may be one of the most powerful paths to achieving our goals. But there is so much more. Join Monica and Michael as they discuss ten tools for...

Duration:00:44:44

73. How Love Can Grow: Tips for A Healthier, Happier Relationship Part 2

12/21/2021
In the age of dating apps and social media, many of us can fall into the illusion that the ‘grass is greener’ and lose appreciation for the relationship we already have. Or, conversely, we may so fear losing our relationship that we hide our true thoughts and selves from our partner. Join Monica and Michael as they answer listener questions and reveal how to break free from unproductive behavior and grow appreciation for your relationship by investing more time and effort into its every...

Duration:00:45:43