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From My Heart To Yours

From My Heart To Yours

By Linda Vettrus-Nichols

In this podcast you will find that fantasizing about the impossible is totally reasonable, striving for satisfaction is a must, and at the end of the day love and solid relationships are all that matter.
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#4 Paradox with Sophie (Sophia) Jacobs

From My Heart To YoursDec 10, 2023

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#4 Paradox with Sophie (Sophia) Jacobs

#4 Paradox with Sophie (Sophia) Jacobs

𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗯𝘀 (𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗲): “The paradox of life is a huge thing to comprehend, and can be really unsettling. The mind wants some sort of ultimate truth that makes sense. The more I connect spiritually to life, the more I find that it's a living paradox to just exist.

When we connect with ourselves, we have more compassion for the people around us and for people all over the world. We start to encounter more synchronicities and begin to realize that the world is more connected than we could have ever imagined.

As we connect to ourselves on a deeper level, we connect to an aspect of intelligence that's not strictly regulated to cognition.

As we connect with the world more deeply we get information that we wouldn't otherwise have access to. Information that helps us to be of great service and assistance to the collective healing of this world.”

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If you would like to know more about tapping into your inner knowing, you won’t want to miss this interview with my guest Sophie Jacobs.

Find out how spiritual courage is about slowing down and realizing that everything is temporary.



Dec 10, 202308:22
#3 Temporary with Sophie (Sophia) Jacobs

#3 Temporary with Sophie (Sophia) Jacobs

𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗯𝘀 (𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗲): “The word Temporary means that everything is impermanent, which is a basic truth in Buddhism. If we aren't connected to that understanding, it can really cause a great deal of suffering. There's this aspect of life, that every time we try to grasp onto something, it slips away. Even when our intentions are good or an idea is good, it's still temporary.

Humans feel safe when things feel permanent, stable or fixed. Things might have that sort of essence to them, however they are temporary. So, how do we get in touch with that aspect, without causing ourselves more suffering?

We can view the temporal nature of life as a gift, a rising urgency within us. This moves us forward in our reality or what you might say is your soul's calling, your intuitive guidance.”

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If you would like to know more about tapping into your inner knowing, you won’t want to miss this interview with my guest Sophie Jacobs.

Find out how spiritual courage is about slowing down and realizing that everything is temporary.



Dec 03, 202312:55
#2 Connect with Sophia (Sophie) Jacobs

#2 Connect with Sophia (Sophie) Jacobs

𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗯𝘀 (𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗲): “Connection is vital to being human. It's an ingredient of life that is life itself. When I think about the word connection on a global scale, what comes to mind for me right now is general malaise. Vivek Morganti, who is the US Surgeon General said that loneliness is about or worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. When we are disconnected, alienated or alienating others we are actually disconnecting from life itself. Which is giving us even less life to live.

It's so sad. What kinds of connections are you fostering? Are they connections at the soul level? Is your heart integrated with the rest of your being?

What happens when we're online or when we're rushed, we disconnect from our bodies. When we disconnect from our body, we disconnect from our human nature; and when we disconnect from our nature, we actually stop trusting ourselves. We stop trusting in life itself, in the regenerative aspects of life, and in the goodness of life.

Disconnection is a huge problem for ourselves as well as others.”

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If you would like to know more about tapping into your inner knowing, you won’t want to miss this interview with Sophie Jacobs.

Find out how spiritual courage is about slowing down and really connecting.



Nov 26, 202314:05
#1 Entangled Intelligence with Sophia (Sophie) Jacobs

#1 Entangled Intelligence with Sophia (Sophie) Jacobs

𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗼𝗯𝘀 (𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗲): “I was about to graduate from college when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. I moved to my mom's place to finish up online. I lived there for a couple of months after graduation, just figuring out what I was going to be doing. I ended up joining a startup.

While all that was happening, it was one of the worst years of wildfires in California.

There were multiple dry lightning strikes, which caused a lot of fires in neighboring counties. None of them were extremely close. It definitely left us all on edge, especially me seeing that I was home alone most of the time.

When I found a dead bird on the doorstep it felt like a signal or an omen. There was some sort of knowingness in me and a feeling of "oh no" like life was being drained out from under my feet. Later that night I had an urge to just leave. I grabbed my backpack and I left with my two dogs.

In the morning, I found out that the whole house had been decimated by a firenado. A tornado of fire had ripped through our neighborhood, killing a couple of our neighbors.

That experience really brought my life into focus.

I got the message that life is precious. Not only is life precious, my body had communicated something to me that had saved my life and yet what was that? What is that? I wanted to know more. This hunger became the guiding force of my life without even having a language for it. That question recentered my priorities and I really wanted to focus on my spiritual life. I went to a Buddist monastery and studied for a year. I was even ordained as a nun. During that time, it became even clearer that this sort of intelligence within me was really important.

When we are on a path of awakening, it's important to distill what's true for us and to cut out all of the extra noise. So that became a major theme. One night a thought landed in my head three times, ‘I should write a book about intuition’.

When it comes to thoughts, it can be difficult to figure out if it carries a certain weight or if it's just a thought. That particular thought had come in threes and I had experienced an energetic resonance with it. I had been quiet enough to hear that lingering calling within the thought, at least enough to inch one centimeter closer to that reality.

My next thought was in the form of a question, 'I wonder what would happen if I did write a book? That's kind of a silly idea, and yet I wonder.’

What initially started out as a series of journal entries around intuition, insight, and inner knowing became a book. I not only became an author… what I wrote about became a huge force in my life.”

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If you would like to know more about tapping into your inner knowing, you won’t want to miss this interview with my guest Sophie Jacobs.

Find out how spiritual courage is about slowing down and really listening.



Nov 19, 202314:51
#4 Power with Miriam Zylberglait “Dr. Z”

#4 Power with Miriam Zylberglait “Dr. Z”

𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗭𝘆𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘁, “𝗗𝗿. 𝗭”: “Self-awareness is my mantra. You'll hear me repeat that word again and again. Identify what you can and cannot control. We have power and we are not a puppet. I am not a puppet. Therefore, I can make my own decisions. I can decide who has power or influence over the things I will do. Who I will pay attention to and allow them to give me advice. Who I will take seriously. What will hurt me and what will never hurt me, because I will not allow it to touch me. This gives me independence, freedom, and responsibility. Most anything that is happening to me is happening because I allow it or I do not allow it.

I am not very comfortable with the unknown. Even though I'm uncomfortable, fearful or justifying things, I remind myself that it's important to make a decision. I also remind myself that not making a decision is still a decision.

I believe it’s important to be the writer of your book, the editor of your story, and the principal actor of your life.”

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If you know it’s time for a change in attitude, you won’t want to miss this conversation with my guest “Dr. Z” (Miriam Zylberglait).

Find out how you can let go so you can enjoy a career, family, and better health.



Nov 12, 202309:40
#3 Energy Within with Miriam Zylberglait “Dr. Z”

#3 Energy Within with Miriam Zylberglait “Dr. Z”

𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗭𝘆𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘁, “𝗗𝗿. 𝗭”: When I get riled up in negative thinking, I like to transform those thoughts into something positive. That's definitely more difficult for me. I get energy from being negative and yet it's not productive energy.

Our brain is so powerful. Sometimes we need to tell our brain to pause and relax. If we’ve been working on the computer and we lose everything we just did for the past 3 hours that’s quite upsetting. We can throw a tantrum, scream, cry, and/or throw our computer across the room or we can realize we are in a critical moment of choice.

Self-talk is quite helpful: ‘This is so unfair. I also don’t need this frustration right now. I still need to get this done, so I’m going to put this negative energy into a box and deal with it later, when I can process it calmly.’

We get to set our own boundaries, and yet in the end we are our own worst enemies. We are the ones who allow things to happen to us. Sometimes we can protect ourselves from others and yet we find it very hard to protect ‘us’ from ourselves.”

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If you know it’s time for a change in attitude, you won’t want to miss this conversation with my guest “Dr. Z” (Miriam Zylberglait).

Find out how you can let go so you can enjoy a career, family, and better health.



Nov 05, 202311:27
#2 You Are Not A Victim with Miriam Zylberglait “Dr. Z”

#2 You Are Not A Victim with Miriam Zylberglait “Dr. Z”

𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗭𝘆𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘁, “𝗗𝗿. 𝗭”: "I am not a victim and you are not a victim" means that we have the power inside ourselves or around us with our friends, community, or the system to achieve a far better situation.

We can let go of what we can't control.

We will have challenges, difficult situations, and feel cold moments. That doesn't mean we have to tolerate everything that happens to us or around us.”

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If you know it’s time for a change in attitude, you won’t want to miss this conversation with my guest “Dr. Z” (Miriam Zylberglait).

Find out how you can let go so you can enjoy a career, family, and better health.


Oct 29, 202311:60
#1 No Fear with Miriam Zylberglait "Dr. Z"

#1 No Fear with Miriam Zylberglait "Dr. Z"

𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗺 𝗭𝘆𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘁 (𝗗𝗿. 𝗭): “I've had the opportunity, pleasure, and challenge to have transformed myself many times. I would imagine most people feel the same way. It's a demonstration of growth. Three points in my life have been very important regarding transformation.

The first one was falling in love eleven years ago: leaving my country, career, parents, and friends. When I arrived in the US I changed my specialty as a doctor as well as learning a new language. I feel that was one of my most challenging transformations because I became a mother towards the end of that transition. A complete transformation from a single woman in one country to a married woman with kids in another.

My second one was also big. After having COVID-19, I decided or should I say was “forced” to decide to reassess my life. I was living a life that was very centered on my professional achievements. I'm not one for getting more titles or money. Those have never been my goals. All I've ever wanted to do is to help people solve their health issues and change things for their good. I crossed the line and went from being a healthy empathetic health care provider to a person with unhealthy boundaries and empathy.

I became an unhealthy advocate for others, negatively affecting my own well being and the well being of my family, especially my kids. I hide it well within the illusion of multitasking.

So, my third major transformation was quitting my job. I left an environment that was not a good fit for my core values, the way that I see medicine, and the way I see my vocation in medicine. I’m still a doctor. I started doing advocacy in a way that will create a positive impact without draining me. It's very hard to advocate from the inside, and yet that's what I did.

Through that transformation I transformed myself into a writer, and published my first book.

I continue being a doctor and seeing patients. That's part of who I am, it's in my heart, and brings me joy.

No fear for me means following my heart - doing things the way that works best for me and my family.”

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If you know it’s time for a change or you are facing a major transition in your life, you won’t want to miss this conversation with my guest “Dr. Z” (Miriam Zylberglait).

Find out how you can establish healthy boundaries so you can enjoy a career, family, and better health.



Oct 22, 202313:29
#4 Joyful with Rob Pardi

#4 Joyful with Rob Pardi

𝗥𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶: There is a difference between happiness and joy, if you start to really unpack it. Happiness is derived by something. You get a promotion, you're happy. You get a new car, you're happy until the smell goes away and then it's just a car. These things create this feeling of happiness, but it's fleeting. Joy is this beautiful contentment for your life, regardless of what's going on. Joy is our natural state. Children are joyful. They are curious and walk around with a great big smile on their face. Their eyes sparkle at the wonder of it all.

Happiness only earns you moments of fake joy.

The issue with joy is that we might armor up for fear of losing it.

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If you are wondering how happiness only earns you fake joy, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Robert Pardi.

Find out how joy opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you can put into action. 


Oct 15, 202315:21
#3 Fear with Rob Pardi

#3 Fear with Rob Pardi

𝗥𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶: “At a very young age and because of the situation with my dad, I realized that I could either live in fear or I could focus on the reality of what's under my control and what I could do about my situation. I now have a really interesting relationship with fear. If you tell me not to walk down the street, because it's dangerous, I'm probably gonna go down that street to check it out for myself.

I'm a big acronym person and I have an acronym called TEA. Have a cup of tea every day, which means think about your Thoughts, Efforts, and Actions throughout your day.

Those are the three things that are under our control.

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If you are looking for the antidote to fear, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Robert Pardi.

Find out how ‘what is within your control’ opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you can put into action.



Oct 08, 202307:55
#2 Craft The Life You Want with Rob Pardi

#2 Craft The Life You Want with Rob Pardi

𝗥𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶: “The short version of my story is that I was married to an amazing woman, who was then diagnosed with ‘late stage’ breast cancer, right before her 31st birthday. We were at the height of our ‘everything’. I was given a job in the United Arab Emirates, which was unheard of for someone my age, and she was in a MD, PhD program. So, that diagnosis threw us a curveball. For the next 11 years, she journeyed with metastatic breast cancer and even became a doctor. I wasn't her caregiver. She was able to be very autonomous.

After she passed away and I looked at my life, I realized I wasn't feeling comfortable in finance and living in Dubai. When I look back and really think about it, I was her coach. I helped her achieve her goals, what I now call Possibility in Action™.

That's actually what I missed about the Robert that died with her.

I thought about the wonderful tools I learned from the loss itself. What if I shared the benefits of my story with others? That’s when I went through a program to become a Life Coach.

I finally got to a point to fulfill a dream of mine, which was to live in Italy and host personal growth retreats. They started out as hiking retreats and have evolved into being experiential.

Building a community of people, who will then create a positive ripple effect in the world is my new venture.”

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If you are feeling out of alignment, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Robert Pardi.

Find out how following your heart opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you can put into action.


Oct 01, 202312:13
#1 Step Into Knowing with Rob Pardi

#1 Step Into Knowing with Rob Pardi

𝗥𝗼𝗯 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗶: “The short version of my story is that I was married to an amazing woman, who was then diagnosed with ‘late stage’ breast cancer, right before her 31st birthday. We were at the height of our ‘everything’. I was given a job in the United Arab Emirates, which was unheard of for someone my age, and she was in a MD, PhD program. So, that diagnosis threw us a curveball. For the next 11 years, she journeyed with metastatic breast cancer and even became a doctor. I wasn't her caregiver. She was able to be very autonomous.

After she passed away and I looked at my life, I realized I wasn't feeling comfortable in finance and living in Dubai. When I look back and really think about it, I was her coach. I helped her achieve her goals, what I now call Possibility in Action™.

That's actually what I missed about the Robert that died with her.

I thought about the wonderful tools I learned from the loss itself. What if I shared the benefits of my story with others? That’s when I went through a program to become a Life Coach.

I finally got to a point to fulfill a dream of mine, which was to live in Italy and host personal growth retreats. They started out as hiking retreats and have evolved into being experiential.

Building a community of people, who will then create a positive ripple effect in the world is my new venture.”

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If you are feeling out of alignment, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Robert Pardi.

Find out how following your heart opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you can put into action.


Sep 24, 202309:40
#4 Caring with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

#4 Caring with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲-𝗠𝗰𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘆: “We enter this world because people cared enough to be together to create us. Caring is what gives us an environment of safety and trust for exploration. I show my children that I care about their thoughts and feelings. That I care about them just being here. This has given them a sense of safety and an environment in which to flourish. I love watching them evolve and grow through challenges. I learn so much by watching them and having the freedom to muddle through.

Leading by example is a really big value of mine. We are our children's first teachers and they observe everything we do. So it's not just the words that we use or choose to use, they pick up on our energy and how we interact with them, ourselves, and others. That puts a huge pressure on parents. I believe we put too much pressure on ourselves to be these amazing parents. We come into this role without having a lot of training.

My children keep me honest and they keep me on my toes. I am blessed to have two boys, twelve and fourteen, who still want to share and interact in conversations with me. They come to me about the thoughts that they've gotten from interacting with the world.

My wish for the world is for people to see that each person is a human, not a race, culture, or gender.”


Sep 17, 202315:43
#3 Gratitude with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

#3 Gratitude with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲-𝗠𝗰𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘆: “Gratitude gets me through everything. I've gone through some pretty tough times in my life. I know we all have our own backstories. Finding things that I'm grateful for helps to strengthen my resilience. It doesn't take away the problems. We will always face challenges, problems, losses, and heartaches. All of those things are part of being human.

Gratitude strengthens my resilience. It's part of my mental fitness and allows me to lean into whatever is happening. The ‘leaning’ takes longer with bigger events. But with persistence, it actually pays off. It always ends and I always feel I come through it a bit mentally stronger, which means I am becoming more resilient.

We go through stages as we face a hurdle in life. You could probably list at least ten stages. They go along a dotted line. Our slumps go down below the line and gratitude brings us above the line. As we build our resistance through gratitude, slumps aren't as low. We start to go through those stages with greater speed and more peace.

Gratitude is accessible for anyone. You may need guidance to learn how to start practicing it.

You can use that toolset for the rest of your life.”


Sep 10, 202318:27
#2 Respect with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

#2 Respect with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲-𝗠𝗰𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘆: “For me, respect comes from respecting each other. A person doesn't need to think the same way that I do. I don't even need to necessarily understand someone else's thought pattern or where they are coming from. If I acknowledge the fact that it is real for them, then I am showing respect. I've always had an interest in understanding how humanity works. We've got a really evolved complex brain that can achieve so much.

We tend to be so rough on ourselves.

We  are our worst critics and pious judges.

Knowing that 'I am okay the way I am’ is a very important fact to believe and comprehend.”

Sep 03, 202307:23
#1 The Soul Connection with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

#1 The Soul Connection with Dalice Rose-McSeveney

𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗲-𝗠𝗰𝗦𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘆: "I've been undertaking personal development and exploration for as long as I can remember. I felt a bit isolated, lonely, and misunderstood as I was growing up finding my place in the world. I also went through some experiences where I felt a bit letdown by the people around me. I decided to only trust in myself. Looking back, I can understand the decisions my younger self made like too much drinking in my twenties.

Over the years, I started to grow in understanding and I realized that bringing trust back into my life would be valuable. In order to do that I needed to learn to forgive others and myself.

My identical twin and I were compared all of our lives, and we are both very independent people.

We grew up in a very caring and loving family. My twin and I are the youngest of five children. When it came to ballet, we were compared to our eldest sister who did well in ballet. Once we were old enough to enroll, the teacher skipped us a year ahead, just because our sister was so good. Crazy little things like that kept adding up. One day a relative told me that I had gotten the brains and my sister had gotten the looks. That was the tipping point for me. Even though it was said from a place of love, it solidified how I was feeling about being so socially awkward at school and feeling like I didn't fit in.  I felt as though I wasn’t being seen.

I definitely used it as a lesson when I became a mother. My boys are very independent and have very different personalities. When I see my youngest with comparisons about his abilities to his oldest brother, I help him to focus on the things where they actually have different strengths or are equally as good as each other.

I started off as a dental assistant and I did that for a number of years, then realized there weren't advancement opportunities. I couldn't see myself being that role for the rest of my life. So, I left and eventually found my way into a corporate banking career. I faced some real interesting challenges against really strong personalities and at the same time, I had a huge amount of support from others. I've had more support than challenges.

In that role, I had been known as a guru as an expert. People reached out to me, I had all this history and its knowledge. I was there to help solve complex problems. Now, I wasn't in that environment. I was out on my own. So who was Dalice? That was a really interesting experience to go through where I had to grieve, what I thought I was losing. At the end of that, I realized I actually wasn't losing anything. I was that person today as well. I didn't need to be in that environment to have those skills. I just wasn't using the skills that had shown up in that environment, due to the nature of the roles I was doing. So yeah, that was a really interesting awakening process I went through over a few months.

I am now an Ambassador of Gratitude and I lead people through Gratitude challenges and workshops.”


Aug 27, 202317:28
#4 Be Love with Dino Carella

#4 Be Love with Dino Carella

𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮: “Be love means being free to be who you are. For this reason, you also allow others to be who they are. So ‘be love’ is about acceptance. It's allowing everybody to express and feel the way they feel, and do whatever they have to do. It's a much happier life.

Being connected with the whole and being happy… I experienced that freedom the moment I exhausted all my illusions. I was totally connected with everything and yet no one was really connecting with me.

Nobody recognized me anymore, so they struggled to reconnect.

For a couple of years after that, I felt I had lost the plot.”

If you are feeling out of alignment, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Dino Carella.

Find out how following your heart opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Aug 20, 202309:55
#3 Love Yourself with Dino Carella

#3 Love Yourself with Dino Carella

𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮: “Unconsciously or not… everybody wants to land on that feeling of love… especially self-love. We are out of alignment when we aren't aware of our self-love. The moment we clear out all the noise, all the things we believe about ourselves, all the nonsense… having an opinion about everything and everybody… we step into acceptance from a place of love. And we see what we did to ourselves and others.

When this happens, we are liberated from any concept or belief system, and we are no longer the ‘fix it’ guy.

People are fragile. So it is the denial of that reality that makes us muscle up and say, “Look at what a strong person I am”.

Trust is something I found later in life because initially, I wasn't trusting at all. I came from a background where a guy needed to prove how good he was. I ended up mistrusting everybody. I wouldn’t open up with anyone. I kept everything inside, because the moment I would open up, it felt like I was giving someone the power to use my vulnerability against me. So I was really not trusting anybody, because I wasn't trusting myself.

When we accept who we are, there is no drama. You go through stuff and do the best you can.

Whatever flows through you and whatever comes to you, you are there to respond in the best way you can and however you can. You will be learning and also helping somebody watching you to grow.”

If you are feeling out of alignment, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Dino Carella.

Find out how following your heart opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Aug 13, 202312:14
#2 Accept Yourself with Dino Carella

#2 Accept Yourself with Dino Carella

𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮: “When you accept yourself, you feel free to express yourself. Keeping yourself curious brings about the beautiful discovery of you. Understand that whatever is flowing from you, that's your nature. Express it, be yourself. Free expression comes when you stop putting ideas on what you should express to the world. Otherwise, you're gonna trap yourself again into something that you created artificially in order to be liked.

You might be making money or becoming a successful person in a corporation, if you don’t express who you really are, you will feel conflicted inside, which is not full expression.”

If you are feeling out of alignment, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Dino Carella.

Find out how following your heart opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Aug 06, 202310:11
#1 Be You with Dino Carella

#1 Be You with Dino Carella

𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮: “I grew up along the sea in Rome. There were plenty of boys playing in the streets. We enjoyed football. Fights were part of the adventure as well. I loved hanging out at the boat landing and I started working as a boatman when I was a young teen.

School was frustrating for me because the things I was being taught didn’t feel like they really applied. I felt misplaced. In Italy, there is the obligation to do military service after high school so I did my military service as a policeman. As soon as I finished the police work, I went to London to seek out a music career and stayed there for two years.

When I was younger, I had this vision of a red skin running on a red road in front of the sun. I didn't know anything about Indians in terms of their ritual or the meaning of the red road. I started to play a song and the lyrics were of this guy that was running saying, "Don't give up, keep on running, don't give up". My mother heard the song, she doesn't speak English, and I was singing it in English. She said, "What are you singing about? It's nice music. When I explained it to her she said, "Oh, your grandfather was breast fed by an Indian. So, I longed to go to America and visit the Indian reservations. I was so curious about that connection.

I never did have a music career. I spent 30 years in corporations and I had my share of success. When I lost my six figure job, I was offered other six figure jobs and you know what? I gratefully declined all offers. I decided that I wasn’t going to sacrifice my peace of mind for another job that didn’t allow me to do what I feel aligned to do. I decided to leave Italy and travel through the Indian reservations of Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

In my book, “The Way of the Wind”, which somewhat mirrors my life and midlife crisis. A corporate manager named Ostro finds himself on the verge of a nervous breakdown. He loses his job and embarks on the journey of a lifetime, crossing the Indian Reservations of America, his mother's homeland, hoping to find the connection with the spirit of his ancestors who had spoken to him as a boy. With the help of an Indian spiritual guide and a clairvoyant, he experiences the human dimension that transcends the visible and binds him to infinity."

If you are feeling out of alignment, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Dino Carella.

Find out how following your heart opens up a whole world of possibilities.


Jul 30, 202313:07
#4 The Path with Michael Padurano

#4 The Path with Michael Padurano

𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗼: “When I visualize the path of one's journey, I visualize a zigzaggy road that goes up hills, down hills, around mountains, and through 7000 foot tall ant hills. There is no linear path, there is no easy way, there are no shortcuts. It's a one day at a time journey, one step at a time some days for sure. Just crawl or roll forward.

Pain and joy are part of the journey. We don't even realize how directly connected they are.

When my father recently died, I was really worried that I was going to go into a stagnant state. I was actually extremely self-aware of where I was emotionally everyday. I stuck to my journaling and meditation, even though it wasn't exactly what I normally did. I had self-compassion. I understood where I was at and I allowed it to be whatever it was, but I didn't give up the routine. I gave myself space to process. Are we ever over grief? I don't think so, I am through the initial wave. There’s always more.”

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If you are choosing to expand your life, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Michael Padurano.

Find out how pain and joy are connected as part of your journey through life.


Jul 23, 202311:20
#3 Whole & Complete with Michael Padurano

#3 Whole & Complete with Michael Padurano

𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗼: “Knowing that I am whole and complete on my own is not what societal norms tell me. I'm a solo parent of three and I'm a male. Most people would say, "You can't raise your kids on your own, especially two girls. I sit back, and I look at what I was programmed to believe. In reality, my kids need me. No one else would raise my kids with as much love, acceptance, and understanding as me. Through them, I am understanding myself better than I was ever able to do on my own. When I'm at that whole and complete feeling, which is fleeting at times, I am at peace.

I spent my whole life not living like that. So now I choose not to live that way.”

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Find out how to grow and evolve through your kids.


Jul 16, 202314:11
#2 Answers Within with Michael Padurano

#2 Answers Within with Michael Padurano

𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗼: “The key to my life today is self-awareness. Paying attention to my own patterns and behaviors while inspiring others to do the same. Living in my truth and sharing from my soul. I don't believe in a heart space, I go straight to the soul space.

Self-awareness is such a core foundation of everything I am as a full being. I hid in the dark for so long, mostly from myself. I definitely wasn't fooling anyone else. After turning that switch on, it's something I never want to shut off ever again because it keeps me in check.

One of my core values is perpetual, continuous growth. I love daily evolution and learning new lessons. Learning and growing through the pain. Self-awareness is about patterns of behavior, actions, and the programming of how I react to the world.

Self-understanding is about knowing my own core values, not the values that were imposed upon me. Understanding myself at a deep level empowers me to walk away from anything or anyone.

Through self-love, I have learned to stand on my own and not need or want for anyone or anything.”

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Find out how to find the answers within.


Jul 09, 202310:39
#1 The Journey with Michael Padurano

#1 The Journey with Michael Padurano

𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗼: “I was adopted at birth. My adoptive mother abused me physically for the first 9 years of my life and emotionally for a total of 14 years. I had multiple 'near death experiences’ over 15 of them to date. Looking back over the course of my life, my first 'near death experience’ happened when I was about three-and-a-half. I came back 100% spiritually awake and in touch with all the clairs. In other words my psychic senses, the ones that we are born with. Many of us lose touch with those, which is also known as falling asleep to our spiritual connections and abilities.

Clairvoyance - detect psychic information via sight

Clairgustance - detect psychic information via taste

Clairsalience - detect psychic information via smell

Clairaudience - detect psychic information via hearing

Claircognizance - detect psychic information via insight (knowing)

Clairsentience - detect psychic information via the body

Clairempathy - detect psychic information via emotion

Clairtangency - detect psychic information via the hands

I didn't feel comfortable being me and I started to rebel because it was the only way I knew how to react. I started drinking at age 9 and doing hardcore drugs by age 12. I got sober at 27 and I've been sober ever since. I've been through many horrible relationships trying to replace one bad dynamic after another and a lot of self-education because I got thrown out of 2 high schools and never graduated.

I made my first million dollars by age 21.

I built many businesses, like over 24 for sure. That was definitely one of my escapisms”

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If you are choosing to enjoy the journey of your life, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Michael Padurano.

Find out how to be comfortable being yourself.


Jul 02, 202310:27
#4 Laugh with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

#4 Laugh with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

𝗗𝗿. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻, 𝗣𝗵𝗗: “Laughter breaks tension. We all do silly, crazy things. When we laugh, we get a reset because it increases happy chemicals that flow through our brain. Even a fake smile can have a positive impact on our mood.

If you knock something over you can laugh or get angry. It’s your choice. Laughing changes the focus and gets us into action. “Clean up crew, aisle seven!”

As I was dressing up for this interview, I put my tie on backwards and said to my wife, “How does this look?” She looked at me like I was nuts and said, “You have it on backwards!” I said, ‘Good. You were paying attention!’

I remember eating in the school cafeteria and my friend started to eat a Dorito chip. We all know how to bite into a chip. He leaned forward to take a bite and a corner of the chip hit his front tooth. Well, it didn't just break. It shattered into a million pieces that went everywhere! I still burst out laughing thinking about that scene. What are the odds? It was just so crazy.

My friend was laughing as well.

It’s easy to laugh at others and important to only laugh with them. That’s important for all of us to remember. It’s especially important for me to remember when I am coaching, doing business training, or during a therapy session.

So remember to laugh with yourself, with others, and with crazy.”


Jun 25, 202315:47
#3 People Are Good with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

#3 People Are Good with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

𝗗𝗿. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻, 𝗣𝗵𝗗: “I did my postdoctoral training in Rockville, Maryland. It was in a specialty practice in the DC Triangle working with underachieving kids. The parents were all high achievers. Their kids tested well at school and yet were bringing home D's and F's.

Dealing with assertive and at times aggressive parents is how I really honed my skills for connecting with others. This taught me that it is the core of how we feel about ourselves, our self-confidence and our self-esteem, that governs how we will respond to others.

This is what propelled me into a career based around optimism and motivation.

My first job after grad school was working for a Children's Clinic in Miami, Florida. I specialized in Children and Adolescents with learning challenges.

At several points in my career I worked in prisons, not a lot of positivity going on there. I did my best to make it fun and hip. I encouraged my staff to get enjoyment out of their day.

I also worked for a seminar company and got to travel to every state in the US, and did training in big and even small cities. I've seen the poorest of the poor and the richest of the rich.

I honed my skills so I could do my best relating to everybody.

You know what I found out?

People are good. There's just a small percentage who are off the rails.”


Jun 18, 202318:05
#2 Optimism Works with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

#2 Optimism Works with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

𝗗𝗿. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻, 𝗣𝗵𝗗: “Optimism isn’t about waking up all happy and excited for the day. That’s not always something you can control. What you can control is writing down a plan. Rather than entering it on your computer, write it out on paper. There's a difference neurologically when we write things down. So write out the steps of your plan and put them on your desk, your refrigerator, your bedpost, etc. and get it done. Take action and make it happen. You can also set up timers and reminders on your phone or computer. When you take the time to plan, your whole outlook changes. You feel better. Your whole body feels different.

By the time I was an adult, I had become an expert in procrastination. It wasn’t as if I had put potholes in front of myself, it was more like giant boulders. Over time I learned to get up in the morning and do the stuff I didn't want to do.

I now help people break their procrastinate cycle.

When you plan and follow the steps, it naturally releases negativity. Connect your plan with a more positive outlook and you will be able to move forward faster.”



Jun 11, 202316:24
#1 Simple Concepts Create Change with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

#1 Simple Concepts Create Change with Dr. Brian Grossman, PhD

𝗗𝗿. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻, 𝗣𝗵𝗗: “I started out in a great family with a middle class upbringing. Thank God I didn't ‘want for anything’. When I was ten, I got diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder. So, I learned early on what it's like to be different. My disorder couldn't be seen. It was called Myasthenia Gravis. For me that meant fatigue of the muscles and droopy eyelids.

All of my symptoms disappeared by the time I was eighteen.

As far as vocation went, if we didn't think we wanted to take over our dad's business the rule in our family was education, education, education. My father owned a pleating and embroidery factory. I thought I was going to be president of that company, until I worked there every summer.

Educationally speaking, I wasn’t looking at a bright future. I was getting F's in math and in my family, F's were unacceptable. It wasn't that I couldn't learn, I just couldn't concentrate in a large public school environment. My friend and next door neighbor suggested I go to his private school. My parents talked to his parents and I ended up going there ninth through twelfth grade. It was exactly what I needed.

I continued my education and ended up with a PhD in Psychology.

When I was sixteen I joined a charity organization, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. It's a subgroup of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I was asked to speak in front of 1200 people to help raise money for research.

I was nervous and scared.

It was an excellent experience that taught me I could be a public speaker.”



Jun 04, 202306:25
#4 Life Goes By So Fast with Carla Howard

#4 Life Goes By So Fast with Carla Howard

𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱: “I really value connection. As an entrepreneur it's important to remember that your friends and family are not your customers. So, expecting them to understand your business is kind of an unrealistic expectation. If they asked about your business, keep it light. Those who really want to dig in will ask more questions. Be less concerned about your business and more concerned about developing relationships with everyone.

Life goes by quickly, hang onto your relationship and develop lasting ones.

Another thing to remember is that waiting for the right time doesn’t exist.

I'll do this when...

I'll start a business when my kids are grown.

I'll start writing a book when I retire.

Start today, even if you only have a few minutes here and there. Make a quick phone call, send a quick note, write a paragraph for your book, etc.

It all goes by so quickly that if you wait, you're going to be waiting forever.”

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If you are choosing to create your dream life, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Carla Howard.

Find out how to look for and overcome self-limiting beliefs, take small steps, and open the door to creating your own freedom.



May 28, 202305:38
#3 You Have Everything with Carla Howard

#3 You Have Everything with Carla Howard

𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱: “I love the feel of the statement “you have everything” because so many people hesitate when it comes to really building their dream life, they think they need more of something before they can start. It might be more experience, connections, another certification, a degree, or more time in their craft to develop a talent or a skill. They actually have everything they need right now.

There are hidden talents we may not recognize in ourselves.

Whatever comes easy and natural to us, we often forget that it's not easy and natural for other people.”

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If you are choosing to unite in sisterhood and create your dream life, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Carla Howard.

Find out how to look for and overcome self-limiting beliefs, take small steps, and open the door to creating your own freedom.

May 21, 202308:19
#2 Living the Dream with Carla Howard

#2 Living the Dream with Carla Howard

𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱: “My transition to paid speaking gigs was tough. I made so many mistakes along the way and I left so much value on the table. After making all of those mistakes, I now have a package that converts. I know how to reach the event organizers and get paid.

People started asking me how I did that?

Initially, I didn’t even know how much to charge. I asked for $200. A particular event organizer was very kind and set me straight. I ended up putting my Get Paid From the STAGE!!! course together because another woman said, “Carla, if you will put a program together to teach people how to transition to highly paid speaking engagements, I will pay for it. Other people will pay for it, please do this, and so I did.

I launched and filled that program in January of this year. It sold out and I’m offering it again.

During that program I thought, 'I'm asking these folks to apply for speaking gigs. I need to do it too’. So I applied for like five or six engagements. The next week, I got an email from the event organizer, who was interested in my talk. She asked for the price. I said, $9,000 plus travel, she sent me a contract, and I booked the gig.

I'm doing that speaking engagement in a couple of weeks. So, it works. The process works.”

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If you are choosing to unite in sisterhood and create your dream life, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Carla Howard.

Find out how to look for and overcome self-limiting beliefs, take small steps, and open the door to creating your own freedom.



May 14, 202311:54
#1 Create Your Dream Life with Carla Howard

#1 Create Your Dream Life with Carla Howard

𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗮 𝗛𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱: “My mom and dad raised my sister and I to know that whatever dream we had, we could achieve it. I graduated high school in 1980 and went into the corporate world. I had no idea there was this perception that women couldn't do whatever they wanted. It was a shock because there was never any dream I had that I thought for one minute I couldn't achieve. I didn't know there was gender inequality. I didn't know there was a pay gap and that was such a gift.

I didn't have those self-limiting beliefs around what I could achieve.

I noticed that there were so many women being held back by what they believed they could or couldn't do. I found myself coaching them around the fact that they could.

I also let them know that it takes small steps every day in order to create your dream life.”

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If you are choosing to unite in sisterhood and create your dream life, you won't want to miss this conversation with my guest Carla Howard.

Find out how to look for and overcome self-limiting beliefs, take small steps, and open the door to creating your own freedom.



May 07, 202313:43
#4 Story with Niti Nadarajah

#4 Story with Niti Nadarajah

Niti Nadarajah is a great storyteller. I love reading her posts on LinkedIn. In this interview, Niti explains how this whole idea of using story developed. The idea came to her when she was asked to do a presentation about Diversity and Inclusion. She decided to talk about the power of storytelling in creating inclusive environments.

Niti also talked about how our lived experiences inform our opinions, perspectives, and views. Sharing them through story creates connection and a way to help others awaken and evolve.

“I'm gonna share what I know. I can't know anything else with certainty. What I can know is my experience.” ~Niti Nadarajah

Have a listen to learn more about Niti's teachings and story of transformation!

Apr 30, 202317:27
#3 Listening with Niti Nadarajah

#3 Listening with Niti Nadarajah

𝗡𝗶𝘁𝗶 𝗡𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗵: “I think listening is one of the most underrated skills in the world. We don't ‘listen to listen’. We're often in our heads, we listen to respond, we listen to react. The most common response that we have as human beings is to jump in, interrupt, and not even wait for the other person to take a breath.

Subconsciously, we listen to connect with our own story or to segue way into some other topic.

We often feel responsible for keeping the conversation going. When I listen to listen, I tell myself 'I'm just going to be here and empty my mind out of all of my stuff. My purpose ‘in this moment’ is to just be here. I don't have anything to say, unless this person invites me to say something'.

Listening is so important. I can remember the times when I felt deeply connected. Being vulnerable was easy. Those were the moments where people had been able to really listen.

Silence is golden and unfortunately as a listener, we often fill in the silence because it makes us uncomfortable.”

Have a listen to learn more about Niti's teachings and story of transformation! 


Apr 23, 202312:15
#2 Kindness with Niti Nadarajah

#2 Kindness with Niti Nadarajah

𝗡𝗶𝘁𝗶 𝗡𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗵: “There’s a warmth and a feeling of generosity when I think about kindness. For me it's about being there for another person and allowing myself to really listen and to just be with this person. To give openly and freely.

Reflecting on having my second miscarriage, a co-worker said, “Are you okay? You don’t seem like yourself”. The kindness in that moment was like an invitation to allow myself the freedom to go there and to share.

On the flip side, rather than ignoring what I might be sensing is happening with another person, I'm now going to step in and ask a question to see if in some way, I can help this person. By helping I don't mean offering solutions or remedies, because that's not compassion. It's sympathy and not empathy.”

Have a listen to learn more about Niti's teachings and story of transformation! 


Apr 16, 202319:42
#1 The Ripple Effect of Story with Niti Nadarajah

#1 The Ripple Effect of Story with Niti Nadarajah

𝗡𝗶𝘁𝗶 𝗡𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗵: “The biggest transformation for me has been over the last couple of years. It started very strangely. There wasn't an aim to sort of transform or to be anyone different. COVID hit when I was supposed to return to the office from parental leave with my second child. All of a sudden, I was working from home. I had been in my own bubble. I felt quite isolated at the time. I thought, how do I connect with people now that I'm out in the world, but I'm not out in the world. I'm connecting, but I'm not connecting. It was like, ‘what do I do for an outlet?’ I had previously dabbled a little bit in writing on LinkedIn.

'I thought, you know what? I'm just gonna use this as a way to communicate with people I know.’

I actually wasn't even thinking of it as posting on social media.

I just thought, ‘Okay, my colleagues, friends, and everyone are all on here. So I’ll use this platform to share what's going on for me, where I am, and some of the challenges that I’m facing during COVID working and having a 6 year old home as well’.

The more I wrote the more I reflected, and I slowly started living life differently. I became very aware of what was going on around me.

I remember watching my daughter interact with her baby brother, who at the time was about a year old. I had this out of body experience where I was sort of watching them, but not as me, kind of from somewhere else. It was like I was an alien watching this scene from a metaphysical position. This matched up with what I’d been learning about in an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) course I was taking.

That sort of thing kept happening, and I thought 'this is amazing. I love it! I need to lean into this more’ and as I did my awareness kept growing.” 

Have a listen to learn more about Niti’s story of transformation! 


Apr 09, 202315:06
#4 YOU ARE LOVED with Rishad Ahmed

#4 YOU ARE LOVED with Rishad Ahmed

𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗱: “As humans, the one thing that we crave is to be loved. The definition of love is connection. I found that out much later in life. The definition of not being loved is not feeling connected. Love is a very important topic for me. I studied the work of Eric Fromm, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler. There's so much to learn from these guys. I wish I'd found this information sooner. With so many relationships crumbling right now, I ended up creating a course I call Relationships Beyond Ego.

The ego mind says, 'I'm different to you'.

That feeling of knowing the ‘oneness of everything and everyone’ is spoken about as love.” 

Have a listen to learn more about Rishad's teachings and story of transformation! 

Apr 02, 202312:11
#3 IT'S ALL A LIE with Rishad Ahmed

#3 IT'S ALL A LIE with Rishad Ahmed

𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗱: “Our life is full of stories: the story we tell ourselves, the story we tell ourselves about others, and the stories other people tell about us and our life... it's all a lie. It's all been constructed within a certain dialogue of perception.

We perceive with our senses.

Most people are familiar with the five senses - Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, and Touch. The Vedas, texts that constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, include Thinking as one of our senses.

If we look at reality with all the new scientific measurements, there is a spectrum of light that we cannot see and sounds we cannot hear. In perceiving the world through our senses, we're not seeing reality for what it is.

I love what Eckhart Tolle talks about - how our life situation is not our life, we are life. Our life situation is something constructed in our minds. It's a lie that we tell ourselves and we can change that as well.

You can change the programming that comes from your conditioning and your environment.” 

Have a listen to learn more about Rishad's teachings and story of transformation! 

Mar 26, 202306:29
#2 CONDITIONING with Rishad Ahmed

#2 CONDITIONING with Rishad Ahmed

𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗱: “When my clients say, 'I need a change of scenery'. I say, 'No, you need a new pair of eyes’. From birth, we are conditioned to see the world a certain way. Rather than blaming our parents, our society, or our past, we get to look at how we measure success.

Carl Jung says it so beautifully, ‘What you see wrong in the world is wrong with yourself’. I also love Dr. Wayne Dyer’s quote, ‘We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are’.

Jung talks about the shadow as being the part of you that lurks in the background, pretending not to be part of you. The Japanese say that we wear three masks. One mask for the world, another mask for ourselves, and then there's the mask that we actually are.

What we need to do is go beyond the masks to identify and integrate everything we are. Then love and accept it all. It's not a blame game.”

Have a listen to learn more about Rishad's teachings and story of transformation! 

Mar 19, 202311:37
#1 UNLEARNING with Rishad Ahmed

#1 UNLEARNING with Rishad Ahmed

𝗥𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗱 comes from a background dominantly focused on success, as it's been defined and measured by mainstream society: how much money you have, what car you drive, how pretty your wife or your husband is, etc.

Here’s what he had to say during this interview. “After I worked my way up the corporate ladder, I became an entrepreneur and started many businesses. Always chasing after the goal of great achievement.

I slowly became bitter, resentful, and frustrated. That frustration built and my health started to deteriorate. My relationships were collapsing. It was the great disdain of life. I held resentment for everyone, including those that I apparently loved. In my mind, I wasn't getting to where I was supposed to be, and I didn’t even know where that was. All I knew was that I wasn't there.”

Have a listen to learn more about Rishad's story of transformation!

Mar 12, 202310:35
#4 Everything is Love with Garrison Cohen

#4 Everything is Love with Garrison Cohen

𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗵𝗲𝗻: “Everything is love. All else is a misunderstanding. We are either moving towards love or we are in a response. That response is feeling disconnected from love and disconnected from the original mother. When we come into the world we are born through our mother. Then at some point we are 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 from our mother or 𝙨𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚 from our mother. Those two things can happen on a lot of different levels.

This process can create trauma, pain, and confusion. People spend their entire lives trying to make up or compensate. It can show up in some pretty horrendous ways. You can see it in the choices world leaders are making right now.

Ultimately, everything is love.

Even if it's an inverted version of love, acting out in destructive ways.”

Have a listen to learn more from Garrison!

Mar 05, 202311:27
#3 This is Grace with Garrison Cohen

#3 This is Grace with Garrison Cohen

𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗵𝗲𝗻: “Grace comes when we learn to surrender to what is happening from a place of Presence, Appreciation, and Integrity. I basically see it as having three levels.

The first level is Presence - Am I present with myself and what's happening around me?

The second level is Appreciation - How am I responding?

The third level is Integrity - Can I bring my integrity to it?

What I find is that when we bring those three elements together it creates a way of being in the world, where we are flowing with our truth and being empowered.

Beauty, magic, and miracles unfold from that place.”

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Feb 26, 202309:50
#2 This is All Made Up with Garrison Cohen

#2 This is All Made Up with Garrison Cohen

𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗵𝗲𝗻: “We are all on our own hero's journey, period. From the time we're born until the time we exit, that is our hero's journey. Many people don't recognize how special and fantastic their journey is. A lot of people I've worked with didn't think their journey was all that special, until I reflected it back to them.” 

Have a listen, you won't want to miss this episode!

Feb 19, 202310:16
#1 Our True Form is Oneness with Garrison Cohen

#1 Our True Form is Oneness with Garrison Cohen

When I asked Garrison Cohen to share his story of transformation he said, “Where do I begin? Like many kids, I was born.” That was my quick peek into Garrison’s sense of humor. He proceeded to tell me that from very early on, he was AWARE. In other words, unlike the typical human journey, Garrison Cohen STAYED AWAKE. Babies these days are doing the same.

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆: "I was aware that people were not aware, and that was really hard. As a child with no understanding of what was happening, it was very confusing.

My parents and other people around me weren't aware of their own feelings, and yet I was. I would feel everything that they were feeling and then wonder why I felt so terrible.

‘Why do I feel so conflicted? Why do I feel so scared, lost or sad?’

All I knew is that ‘this doesn't feel right’. Eventually, I made it mean that there was something wrong with me.

My one guiding light was a voice that I would hear inside of myself that would say, 'This can't be as good as it gets. Because if it is, it shouldn't feel like this. That was my compass’.

I knew that somehow, I was going to have to figure out a path to where I could say, 'I don't know if this is as good as it gets, but I'm so happy that I don't really care if it gets better.” 

Have a listen to learn more about Garrison's story of transformation! 

Feb 12, 202315:53
#4 Become Grateful with John Chappelear

#4 Become Grateful with John Chappelear

Gratitude comes from connecting with others, especially our children. Recovering workaholic John Chappelear made a conscious decision to notice what really mattered. He began to change his perspective from “How is this going to affect me?” to “How is this going to affect the people around me in a positive way?”

John learned to see what was going on around him, rather than creating turmoil within himself.

His new perspective was to be grateful for all things at all times, not just the good stuff.

Things were no longer good or bad, it was more about wait and see.

If you are looking to decrease stress and take a closer look at the focus of your life, you won't want to miss this conversation.

Find out how to achieve career as well as personal contentment.


Feb 05, 202312:59
#3 Find New Ways with John Chappelear

#3 Find New Ways with John Chappelear

The fruits of change can come from what author John Chappelear calls “Gifts of Devastation”.

In his book “The Daily Six” John reveals six concepts everyone can follow for focusing on what really matters. These are the concepts John created to re-engineer his life and renew his connection with the most important people… his family.

This empowered John to create true success and inner satisfaction.

If you are looking to decrease stress and take a closer look at the focus of your life, you won't want to miss this conversation.

Find out how to achieve career as well as personal contentment.

Jan 29, 202315:31
#2 Forgiveness with John Chappelear

#2 Forgiveness with John Chappelear

Author John Chappelear says, “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a better yesterday, meaning 'let it go' because it’s gone.” In this conversation John refers to the Saturday Night Live skit with the advice 'if you drop your keys in hot flowing lava, let them goooooooo’.

John used to deal with his resentment, judgment, and anger by stuffing it all into a bag. Then he’d throw that bag over his shoulder and carry it home at night. At home he would build up more resentment, judgment, and anger then stuff that into his bag. The following morning he'd carry that back to work.

He didn't even notice how much the bag was driving his behavior, which was in turn driving his actions and everything else.

John figured there was a better way to live.

He is the author of "The Daily six".

If you are looking to decrease stress and take a closer look at the focus of your life, you won't want to miss this conversation.

Find out how to achieve career as well as personal contentment.


Jan 22, 202310:04
#1 Love Surrounds Us with John Chappelear

#1 Love Surrounds Us with John Chappelear

My guest John Chappelear is an organizational consultant, author and professional keynote speaker with over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur. John’s unique perspective comes from a realized sense of gratitude for all life’s gifts, even the Gifts of Devastation.

For years John's personal mantra was “Everything! All the time! Right Now!” and he was successful by every external standard. He built a multimillion-dollar business, owned luxury homes and cars, and enjoyed all the benefits that lots of cash can buy. His ‘all-consuming quest  for more’ ultimately led to a divorce, estrangement from his children, and a crisis of faith in himself and the value of his life. Then, in a bitter twist of fate or what he has come to call his own “Gift of Devastation”, John lost the business that he had worked so relentlessly to build.

Today, as a self-described “Recovering Big Shot”, John has committed himself to the pursuit of success with significance.

If you are looking to decrease stress and take a closer look at the focus of your life, you won't want to miss this conversation.

Find out how to achieve career as well as personal contentment.


Jan 15, 202326:40
Sealskin Soulskin w/Kristina Wolf

Sealskin Soulskin w/Kristina Wolf

At one point in her life, Kristina Wolf went into a deep depression and contemplated suicide. She decided to turn her life around by joining the Navy. Kristina has undergone many personal transformations, often walking in two worlds. She is a modern mystic, spiritual mentor, writer, healer, and mindset empowerment coach who believes it is her divine mission to support spiritually-based women entrepreneurs to quit playing small and overcome any energetic blocks that have hindered them from bringing their gifts of service to the world. Kristina is a student of shamanic healing, energy medicine, and empowerment coaching who inspires her clients to walk their own hero’s journey.

Jan 08, 202343:01
Shame Proof Parenting w/Mercedes Samudio

Shame Proof Parenting w/Mercedes Samudio

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mercedes Samudio has a private coaching practice. She has worked with various family units and even children living with mental illness. Mercedes seeks to empower parents to believe that they are already great guides for raising healthy, happy children. She believes that shame proofing your parenting is more about raising humans who understand the journey of being empathetic with themselves. Mercedes is the author of "SHAME PROOF PARENTING: FIND YOUR UNIQUE PARENTING VOICE, FEEL EMPOWERED, AND RAISE WHOLE, HEALTHY CHILDREN".

Jan 01, 202337:33