Following your Body’s Intuition with Integrative Medicine
We’re here today to start a conversation about how you treat your body — beyond exercise and eating. In this episode, Dr. Frank Lipman — one of the pioneers behind the idea of integrative medicine and combining eastern and western medicine — helps us get to the bottom of this through his fresh and unique perspective. When Dr. Lipman first began studying integrative medicine, it wasn’t popular like it is today — in fact, as he put it, he went “from being a quack for so many years to now...
Going Deep: Parenting Styles and Lessons We’ve Learned
Our topic today is parenting. “Once you have kids, you barely talk about anything other than kids.” It’s the biggest cliché, right? But it’s so true. Now that we have two kids and a baby girl on the way we’re paying more and more attention to how we parent — our style and the techniques we implement — all the while maintaining focus on our own relationship. In this episode, Sophie and I talk about our own parenting style, reflect on how our parents’ parented, the lessons we’ve learned from...
Overcoming Incredible Challenges with Powerhouse Meredith Kessler
Today we’re talking about overcoming massive, incredible challenges — the kinds of things you never thought you could get through. When it comes to big achievements that do not work out perfectly, a lot of people figure it wasn’t meant to be and give up on their goals. What I think is really important — and I tell this with every single client of mine — is that all great achievements and successes follow many, many failures. Think President Lincoln; he lost eight gubernatorial races before...
Integrating Spirituality into Your Life with Ryan Weiss
I loved this week’s conversation. We really got to the crux of why people are in conflict, why there is so much suffering in the world today, and the steps we need to take personally — and together — to move forward and heal. We really focused on all intimate relationships of all people, in terms of coming from different backgrounds, looking at things in the world differently, and how we can still come together to create not only a ‘getting-by’ relationship together, but an enlightened,...
Transparency, Vulnerability and Owning your Truth with Bizzie Gold
Today we want to talk about how discussing everything within a relationship can change lives. We’ve found that for ourselves — and in our relationship — it’s been one of the huge difference-makers between suffering and struggling, and finding new intimacy and healing. Not holding back and telling the full truth can seriously help to reach new levels of intimacy and to achieve full trust within your relationships. Revealing your truth may hurt your S.O. at first, but like exposure therapy,...
BONUS: Going Deep: Talking Sexual Harassment and Unjust Societal Norms
In today’s bonus episode of IGNTD, we’re going to discuss a topic that has become very pressing and prevalent in today’s society: sexual harassment, rape, victimization, and everything that is happening today around it. Sophie and I have been talking about it already for years and we feel it is very important to address these topics out in the open because sometimes the most important elements are missed. In this episode, I bounce my thoughts and ideas off of Sophie on the topics of...
Family Relationships and Loss
Today’s topic is not an easy one. When we first set out to do IGNTD, we talked about relationships in relation to many different things. Today we’re going to talk about family relationships and a topic that’s very close to both of our hearts: loss. Our guest today, Rachelle, really has a way of finding the beauty in it all and reminding us not to be afraid of death. In this episode, we discuss the loss we’ve experienced within our lives — Rachelle with her mother, Sophie with her best...
Living a Healthier Lifestyle Through Self-Love
Today’s topic is all about self-love — your relationship with yourself, improving that relationship, and how to fall more in love with who you are. The most important relationship you’re ever going to have in your life is going to be with yourself because that self-love is what makes you able to progress forward in life. You really have to take time for yourself and go inwards to understand and discover you. Our guest this week is Dr. Taz, whose recent book, Super Woman RX, is all about...
Today, we’re talking about passion. There are many forms of passion but the kind we really want to focus on is the passion to follow your heart and do what you love. Sophie and I have always followed our passions; chasing what excites us, chasing what lights us up, and really choosing that path that ignites us. In this episode, we talk about how we’ve followed that passion and what that has led to for us. We also talk about why some people do not follow that passion — or feel like they...
Flexibility in Relationships
In this episode, we focus on flexibility. As important as flexibility is in working out — it’s just as important in relationships. There’s really no ‘right way’ to do things; You need to be flexible to changes and possibilities in order to be able to be successful in your life and relationships. Sophie and I have been learning, and practicing this, for nearly a decade. For our relationship to improve, we both had to become WAY more flexible in our approach to one another. The rigidity we...
Get Ready to Get Ignited!
Description: We’re excited to finally let the world in on our podcast, IGNTD. IGNTD is an honest exploration on all things ‘relationship’, and taking a deep dive into the topics that others shy away from. In this first episode, we’d like you to get to know us — Myself, Dr. Jaffe, and my wife, Sophie Jaffe — and understand the ‘why’, of why we’re doing this. Both of us firmly believe that the ‘why’ is important, especially as we start to live a more aligned life in regards to the people...