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33 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
Is there free Will? An Astrologers Perspective
If there were a Crystal Ball that would tell the future - sure, we would all buy it because we are all driven to know what lies ahead. In this conversation, Gary O'Toole and I are pondering astrology. A way to map out what the year ahead holds for us while knowing we can't avoid misfortunes, but we can always embrace them with more grace. Gary also introduces his latest book that he produced within a year. Twenty years of Astrology Study compiled in this new beautiful book - describing the timelines or phases we are all going through, some of us without knowing and being surprised. About Gary O'Toole Gary O'Toole has studied astrology since 1996, specialising in Indian astrology. He has lectured at the Astrological Association and British Association of Vedic Astrology conferences. His first book, Cosmic Bodies explored the relationship between Āyurveda and Jyotiṣa. His new book, Timeline Astrology: Timing Techniques of India describes a common thread we all experience; natural stages of life and personal turning points. He writes a daily blog for patrons of his work and produces a magazine, podcast, and online learning platform. His readings impart an empowered view of the timeline of your life, available at www.timelineastrology.com #astrology #vedicastrology #sunsigns #moonsigns #outertravelinnerjourney #alexandrakreis #tantra #phasesofthemoon #garyotoole #timelineastrology
4 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Ulli Helmstetter - Just Like Me Meditation
In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, listen to Ulli and I give you a female and male voice for Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush’s Just Like Me meditation. This is part of our podcast series wherein we find ways to strengthen relationships and intimacy. In practicing this, we hope that we help you in your personal relationships as well. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐆𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐖𝐄𝐁𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐑 Pocket Quotes Just Like Me by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush This person has a body and a mind, just like me. This person has feelings, emotions, and thoughts, just like me. This person has experienced physical and emotional pain and suffering, just like me. This person has at some time been sad, disappointed, angry, or hurt, just like me. This person has felt unworthy or inadequate, just like me. This person worries and is frightened sometimes, just like me. This person will die, just like me.
31 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Ulli and Daria - Understanding Life Through Learning Math and Physics
Math and Physics are two of science’s fundamental and most exciting branches. For centuries, scientists have used Math and Physics to answer some of the world’s most fascinating questions and help us understand the universe that we live in. But no matter how important it is in our daily lives, most students now shy away from these subjects and is disinterested in them. For this week’s Outer Travel, Inner Journey, we will talk with Ulli and Daria, two teachers of Math and Physics, as we dig deeper into the cause of students’ fear in these subjects and find ways to bring a positive light to it. For Ulli and Daria, the low interest and fear of taking up Math and Physics stem from how it is taught in today’s educational system. These subjects are taught by teachers and educators that are not experts on the topics, making it hard to translate concepts into simple explanations. Since Physics and Math are complicated and complex, making them as basic as possible is crucial to allow students to grasp the concepts. It does not also help that the system is forcing teachers to take a shortcut in teaching these subjects with the view that not all are good at them; therefore, students won’t need it. This is a struggle that Daria deals with because she believes that students must understand the whole process to connect with the subject and apply it in the real world. Both agreed that to capture the interest of their students and increase their appreciation of Math and Physics, teachers like them should engage their students based on their interests and relate them in a way that students can easily understand the concepts. For parents, it is also vital to continue being curious and open to learning themselves. This way, they can be students and models themselves for their children too. Join us to learn more about being better teachers and students in learning about ourselves and the universe in this week’s episode! Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐆𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐖𝐄𝐁𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐑 Pocket Quotes “Physics and Math are some of the most fundamental sciences that we have to understand the world. It explains the universe or tried to explain the universe, and how it works. But there's a contrast that it has very low interest in school.” - Ulli Helmstetter “It's the fear, that they always, or so many of them, fail in Math or Physics. And this failure is maybe the biggest reason why also the joy is gone.” - Ulli Helmstetter “The simpler an explanation is required, the more of an expert you need to introduce it.” - Daria “Slowing down and always taking a look at the ability to estimate an answer and to take as many steps as are required in order to see the logical progression of the question as opposed to taking a shortcut.” - Daria “The fun is in the understanding, and not so much in the use of the stuff.” - Ulli Helmstetter “Know who you are, what is your key interest, and come back to what is your key interest in learning. We can inspire ourselves, and we can be inspirational to others. as teachers or as parents who find inspiration for their kids.” - Alexandra Kreis
39 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Parenting Young Children For the Long Run - Alexandra Scherzer
If you are a new parent, have you ever wondered why no matter how much you take care of your baby, give them milk, sway them, sing a lullaby, sometimes it’s just not enough? Do you ever ask yourself if what you’re doing is correct? Do you ever question why parenting portrayed by the media is different from what you are experiencing? Don’t worry you are not alone. In this week’s episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, Alexandra Scherzer, a parenting educator and counselor shares how becoming a mother pushed her to look within herself more, which made her a better parent to her child. She starts with explaining that in babies and toddlers, behavior and emotions are what we see. It is important to understand what lies under their behavior, what influences it, what part of one’s parenting is going to affect their behavior, and what part of a child’s in-born genes is going to affect certain behaviors. These are the factors that most parents are not aware about because these things are not explicit. She said that parents need to consider what they want for their children to be in 30 years time, and reverse engineer their strategy to support their children reach that goal. It is important for the steps to start early because the first five years of a child’s life is at its most formative. What happens early on will impact what will happen to their family life 40 years from now. The way a person was raised in early childhood will impact on how they will parent in the future. It is called the Inner Parent - gut response and emotion when something happens as a parent. How you parent your child during their formative years will also be their parenting style when they themselves become one. This is why parents must focus on what they want for their child, in order to work on it on the long haul. To raise a child that can trust him/herself and his/her intuition, a parent must respect their child from the start and not try to box or conform them to what society dictates. Parenting is a long game and to develop a healthy relationship with your child, you must not try to change them. Build their confidence and uplift them by encouraging them to trust themselves. Both Alexandra’s share their parenting experiences, which concluded in a realization that in parenthood and to be better parents, one still has to look from within and understand oneself. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Faye Blake Website Check out previous Podcasts 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐌𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐆𝐋𝐎𝐖 𝐖𝐄𝐁𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐑 Pocket Quotes The way that you are parented in your early childhood, before your memories really begin have a long term impact on them (your child) when you become a parent. Your inner parent is your gut response when something happens, your gut emotion when something happens, as a parent. The way that you're driven to automatically respond is very in line to how you would respond when you were so young. - Alexandra Scherzer Knowledge is extremely powerful. Once I understood the main goal that my son's brain was trying to reach in the first 18 months, it made a lot of small decisions get smaller. Our framework is what we do with that one main thing, and everything else is secondary. When you have that type of focus, it's just like with anything. All of the noise starts to settle down. - Alexandra Scherzer To establish trust as a primary caregiver, is to understand your child's inborn characteristics and what that means in terms of their behavior, because they are actually expressing emotions through their behavior. Understanding that piece of the pie is actually really valuable because what many parents start to feel as the beginnings of negative emotions within themselves because it's frustrating. If you understand why your child is behaving in a certain way, and then you understand that responding to them in a way that they are expressing it. - Alexandra Scherzer Parenting is such a long game, that if you hope to raise a child who can trust him or herself in the long run, who can trust him or her intuition in the long run, the best way to do that is to respect who they are from the very get go. If you truly respect who they are, and not try to conform to everything that society is sometimes pushing and pulling us to do, you truly respect your child for who they are, and not try to change them. - Alexandra Scherzer Looking within can be very powerful in our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with everybody. Our children, family, parents, friends, colleagues, everybody. Starting within first applies to anybody in any circumstance. Whether they are a parent of a young child, not a parent at all, or just looking at who they are day-to-day, living through life in their own life's journey, or interacting with the other adults in their life. - Alexandra Scherzer Guest Bio Alexandra Scherzer is a parenting educator and consultant at W.I.S.E. Parenting Academy. She focuses on parenting for secure attachment. Her passion for helping parents started when she herself became one and what she was experiencing was far from what she expected. As a mother experiencing new things, she had a lot of questions that traditional sources were not able to answer. She teaches parents like herself how to manage parenthood and raising children especially in their formative years of first 5-6 years, which will impact how the child will grow to be themselves in the long run. Alexandra conducts one-on-one sessions and pod/group sessions and works with parents and expecting parents alike.
14 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Positive Influence Of Retreat vs Holiday
Retreats are meant to encourage healing and self-discovery by focusing your attention inwards, calming your senses and clearing your mind. A holiday does the opposite. It encourages you to open all your senses to experience the world and leaves your mind busy processing all you've seen. Listen to me and Ulli discuss what it means to have a meaningful traveling experience. In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey. We will discuss what’s the difference between holidays and retreats based on our personal experiences. And hopefully it will guide you in pursuing experiences that can enrich your inner self. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts Take advantage of the special price – This week only join Greek Escape Pocket Quotes “In retreats, I'm forced to sit for hours and hours without doing anything and have some spiritual talks and it goes so deep that even for weeks after I see the results and I see the positive influence it has in my life. Whereas holidays, it's good, it's wonderful to relax and don't have to be in the daily chores. But on the other hand, also I'd like to do my job so sometimes I think do I really need holidays?” - Ulli Helmstetter “Self-care retreats are time where you take time to go deep and use methods to be really clear with yourself." - Alexandra Kreis
14 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Sexuality And What Happens When The Thrill Is Gone
In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, Ulli and I discuss what the challenges are in maintaining sexuality and intimacy in our relationship. As we unpack those challenges, we also share how we cope with those gaps and ensure that we still both feel whole in the relationship and our sexuality. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts Take advantage of the special price – This week only join Greek Escape Pocket Quotes “With menopause, I find that I have gaps in concentration. I'm losing touch with myself, but also losing the touch with you." - Alexandra Kreis “Intimacy requires investment, commitment, and time. It's more of the commitment of allowing yourself to find time again for each other, nothing is more valuable than experiencing this human exchange." - Alexandra Kreis
38 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Faye Blake - Hairdressing
There are things that people do not usually talk about but are common and natural to us. Most of the time these are signals or signs from our bodies trying to communicate with us. In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, Faye Blake shares her journey of finding her inner self and how her personal experiences, including hairdressing, help her help other people in finding their inner selves. As a herbalist hairdresser and Aruyvedic coach, Faye believes that the key to living a sustainable life is to listen to the signals that our bodies tell us and not wait for the extremes. She explains that this is her way even in hairdressing, wherein she lets hair take its form and express itself. She learned this the hard way when she started hairdressing in a more traditional hair salon wherein they were expected to conform to a certain mould and have a specific image. When she tried conforming, she felt drained and coped through unhealthy addictions like smoking and alcohol. This is when Faye realized that people tend to not actively try and make a difference unless something extreme happened and forced them to do it. After quitting the salon, she found herself working with naturopathic nutritionists. Shortly afterwards she understood that what she really want to do is to empower people through listening to our bodies’ wisdom and intuitive nature. Self-empowerment for her is living intuitively through listening to what the elements and energies in our bodies and not looking for answers externally. It is trusting yourself and being to speak from a place within and trusting that your voice is valid. People who work in hairdressing, like Faye, have a gift of connecting and listening to people and reflect with them and make them feel good about themselves. They are also a reminder that we cannot do everything alone, on our own. They help us nurture ourselves by listening to what our bodies are telling us and loving the parts that we take for granted. By mirroring us, they teach us how to live intuitively and love ourselves more. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Faye Blake Website Check out previous Podcasts Take advantage of the special price - This week only join Greek Escape Pocket Quotes “I want to sit at a hairdresser because it's about me, my own self-care, and about somebody who wants to talk about my hair and treat it like a part of me that needs the love and affection.” - Alexandra Kreis “When they [hairdressers] are puffing it up, it's almost like asking your hair what it wants to do. I see this a lot in the body. Our emotional body and physical body is always talking. How do we a gain a conversation with it? It's by going through this more intuitive way of living. With hairdressing it's the same. What's going on within there, what does it actually wanna do, how does it wanna express. It's free expression, it's us, it's an extension of us and we're not molding it and shaping it to fit in like we do to the rest of our body in life to be in a box or how it should look. It's a real process of freedom and living in alignment of how naturally it wants to be, in alignment with nature.” - Faye Blake “For women, we tend to put a lot of other people that we care about way before ourselves. From that place they can really burn out or really go to depletion and fatigue, and total disconnect from ourself and our path and how we truly want to live.” - Faye Blake “I believe aryuveda does that with the elements and the energies and how you get to see them within your own body.That to me is your body's intuitive nature, and your body's wisdom talking, that's your body's voice.” - Faye Blake “Intuitive is self-trust, self-trusting what comes within and being able to speak from that place and not just looking externally for answers. It's a way of trusting self, trusting my own voice, and knowing that it's valid.” - Faye Blake Guest Bio Faye Blake is a naturopathic nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, and Ayurvedic health coach. She helps create deeply sustainable self-energy, to help people make a difference in the world without depleting and spiraling around into self-sabotaging behaviors. She promotes living intuitively through listening to what our bodies tell us. Faye loves to surround herself with a community working on their inner selves and freeing themselves from their past to create a loving and purposeful life. She is also a herbalist hairdresser at Tame the Mane Salon in Bristol, a salon that offers alternative natural hair services and products. Faye encourages people to equally nourish both their minds and bodies in a sustainable way.
14 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Ways to Improve Your Relationship Through Passion - Ulli Helmstetter
In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, Ulli and I will share our journey towards improving the passion in our relationship by being open and authentic to our sexual and erotic desires. Although happily married, we acknowledge that a good sexual relationship should excite and feel like an adventure. Most marriages, like ours, is an exclusive and monogamous one. However, we are at the point where we are looking for ways to improve our relationship and are exploring the middle ground between monogamy and polyamory. An open relationship is a taboo topic for most relationships, and we are not there yet, but we are willing to talk about it, significantly if it will add spark and passion between us. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Take advantage of the special price - This week only join Greek Escape Pocket Quotes We've been asking ourselves is this something that would be a development between the two of us to have an open relationship? And to look into how to be with other people that we have a desire to be with intimately. There's a saying in Germany "you can look outside, but you eat at the home." - Alexandra Kreis We know that a good sexual relationship and very alive erotic relationship also requires adventure, there has to be a little bit of tension, there has to be a little bit of new things. So how can one integrate that in to a very good relationship? - Ulli Helmstetter
29 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Tapping the Creative - Tesz Milan
Creativity is a soulful expression. A spiritual practice, even. We’ve seen or heard it in visual arts, music, and songs, even in dance. For many centuries, people have used the creative to express spirituality, faith, and belief. It was actually through this that it was passed on to the succeeding generations. When I encountered this episode’s guest, Tesz Milan, she had left singing for over a decade but she had just finally come into owning that she was creative. To Tesz, being a creative director for other businesses is very much like a musical—you have a story that you're telling as a singer and you're creating that story for others. It was her way of connecting to all of what's unseen. And she’s using her creative output as a way of drawing that energy and creating things for others to feel that for themselves in whatever shape that is in their lives. In this podcast, we give light to the realities and practicalities of and around the artistic expression. Behind every awe-inspiring act, work, or sound is a whole being poured in in the process of its creation. Tesz narrates how at the beginning, when she was starting off as a singer, difficult conversations about compensation and the struggle of finding a balance between that and cultivating the creative. In places like finance or medicine or these more easily understood professions, we have a concept as a society of how we're going to compensate for those services, whereas for artists, it's so tough. So one has to know what they’re going into when venturing to art and the creative as a full-time commitment–it takes a lot of time, energy, perseverance, and courage to continue doing what artists do and not get paid right away. And as an artist, especially with as quickly as digital has taken over our world in the way that we express and communicate our artistic and creative abilities, putting oneself out there to connect with others has been both challenging and exciting at the same time. Catch this enlightening “insight from the inside” by Tesz Milan! Only here at the Outer Travel, Inner Journey podcast! Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Tesz Milan Website Check out previous Podcasts Pocket Quotes Let me listen to your message. I bridge what you're trying to communicate to your audience to who you are and what it is that they want and need in their lives. - Tesz Milan Every time I'm being creative, it is a spiritual practice. It's something that I do to feel connected to all of what's unseen. And I'm using myself and using my creative output as a way of drawing that energy and creating things for others to feel that for themselves in whatever shape that is in their lives. - Tesz Milan It's so easy to have dreams and visions, but it's very hard to bring them into this world and stimulate the subconscious. There's always a sense that if I say my mantra often enough, I probably am going to get it. But it takes real action to get things down. - Tesz Milan Music is a part of our spiritual makeup or our spiritual being. - Tesz Milan The easiest way for me to feel discouraged is when I don't feel like what I'm doing is actually reaching anybody. - Tesz Milan Guest Bio Tesz Milan, formerly a singer and performer, is a Creative Marketing Director and Copywriter. Her creativity helps businesses communicate their purpose and the value they bring to the world.
13 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
How To Make Vulnerability In Your Relationship a Plus
We start this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey with the story of how Ulli and I met, and why being in our most vulnerable state was a conducive foundation for our relationship. The safety that we felt with each other amidst being in the middle of a sensitive and vulnerable predicament brought forth a loving support from each other with little to no judgement. While being in the mess, openness to each other brought beauty. And letting go of our guard and strength and being raw with your struggles to your partner is courageous. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts Ayurveda Style Pocket Quotes We can only talk about honesty when we know that our vulnerability is safe with the other person. And I think a lot of the times when we are in relationships where we feel hurt and we're still in love, we are vulnerable and we are being touched in those wounds and those places that are tiny/micro traumatic to us and we feel like we are the wrong people. But all there is to it is we can't feel safe - Alexandra Kreis Sometimes I'm weak, sometimes I'm vulnerable. And it's so beautiful to show it. And what I realized as soon as I show my vulnerabilities and my fears, they vanish. They go up into thin air. After I show my weak spots, they are immediately replaced by strong spots. - Ulli Helmstetter
35 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Elaine Butler - Changing and Loving Her Life Through Exploring Sustainability
In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, we look through the eyes of a prolific sustainable living activist, Elaine Butler. She maintains a website wherein she shares information about concepts related to sustainable living and what can people do if they want to start living in harmony with nature. Her journey started when, as a young mother, she wanted to contribute to improving the world, to be part of something bigger than herself. She joined an environmental political party in Ireland and heavily lobbied for environmental policies for 4 years. She realized in the process that the more she researched, the less she knew, especially with the basic things about environmentalism and sustainability. She noticed that even simple things like the disposable coffee cups that she drinks from are neither recyclable nor biodegradable. From then on, she kept a record of everything she was learning and shared it through her blog. For her, the last 6 years of living sustainably are not only about choosing differently, it’s living with a different set of priorities. She chooses to live opposite the traditional way of overconsumption, overindulgence, and convenience. In trying to avoid buying stuff, she opts to borrow, lend, repair items or get them second-hand. To do this she connects and operates with her community, interacting with people more than the traditional way of living. Elaine underscores that taking action on climate catastrophe in every way possible should be encouraged. Instead of waiting for billionaires and large corporations and pointing fingers to act on it and be responsible, individuals can start somewhere simple which eventually, along with like-minded people, will make an impact. She emphasizes that everyone should take the first steps in protecting the planet, no matter how small that step may be. Elaine lives in a way such that the planet’s health and resources will still be available for future generations to come. She said sustainability and climate chaos exposed how interconnected humanity and nature is. And being in harmony with nature is also reconnecting with ourselves and our communities. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Elaine Butler Website Check out previous Podcasts Ayurveda Style Pocket Quotes Sustainability is living in a manner that protects the planet and resources for future generations. Similar to the native American way of approaching things where they make decisions with the next 7 generations in mind. - Elaine Butler We all have to do our bit. Rather than pointing a finger and saying “well, I'm not doing anything because that person's not doing something”, I would rather do my bit and point finger at the other person and say "well, you need to try harder". Whereas (if) we all just stand and watch the world burn pointing fingers at one another, does it really help us? Even if it's not fair, it doesn't help anybody to do that. - Elaine Butler Overall, what we have to do in the overdeveloped world is to reduce our consumption levels. They are just, completely on whack, they are not sustainable. - Elaine Butler I feel more connected to humanity. The challenge of sustainability and climate chaos is that we now are seeing how interconnected we are. - Elaine Butler I am doing this because I believe it's the right thing to do. I do think my life is so much richer and so much more rewarding doing this than it was previously where I struggled to know what my purpose was and I don't feel that now. - Elaine Butler Guest Bio Elaine Butler is a designer and environmentalist, managing her website Living Lightly Sustainably in Ireland since 2016. She shares in her website practical ways on how to live a sustainable lifestyle. She has appeared in various radio shows and contributed to a number of newspaper companies and websites. She gives talks and on sustainable and zero waste.
13 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
What Does Staying Present With Your Partner Mean?
In the last of the series on relationships, Ulli and I discuss the importance of being present and presence in a relationship. In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, Ulli gives us an insight into what it means for him to be present and the comfort and bliss it affects him to be in that state. You will also see how different we are as individuals and how our individuality complements each other and make our relationship more colorful. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts Pocket Quotes and the energy of life come by itself, you don't have to force it. We cannot influence much, so I just put myself into the stream of life, into the string of the moment, and then everything unfolds by itself. It's completely relaxing. when I'm in the moment, I cannot be tense. It's not possible. - Ulli Helmstetter When you are in presence, when you are in the now, then your relationship is there as it is; not as you imagined, not there as you would like to have it to be. So you are in an absolute, very authentic situation. - Ulli Helmstetter
11 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
Everyday Lies In a Relationships
Do you lie to your partner? How many times has your partner lied to you? In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, we still have Ulli, my partner, as my guest, and we will talk about the boundaries that couples set in lying to keep a healthy relationship. We will explore what we have been keeping from each other and what it means to be honest in a relationship. We will also find out who is more open with their feelings and why sometimes one decides not to share. Links mentioned in the podcast Support Outer Travel - Inner Journey Podcast Watch the Video of the Podcast Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Facebook Podcast Highlights In trying to create more health and sustaining health in our relationship, it means to both of us to become more clear about how we are feeling honestly about the situation. And from there revealing to the other person in the right manner how it makes me feel. Because we're all (just) human. - Alexandra Kreis The more fine-tuned you are with each other, (the more) you feel if the other is uncomfortable, if the other is feeling different than (what) they are saying. - Ulli Helmstetter
37 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Making The Best Out of Your Every Day With Vedic Astrology - Kathleen Whalen
For thousands of years, humankind has been looking at the cosmos as a guide to our daily lives, internal and external relationships. Ancient and modern, western or eastern, there are a plethora of systems on astrology that people subscribe to in order to understand themselves and the world around them. In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, we will look at Vedic Astrology and how embodying its principles can improve the way we see things and live our lives. Kathleen Whalen, the founder of Conscious Calendars, shares with us how she and her clients are guided by Vedic Astrology in their day-to-day experiences. Kathleen starts by explaining that Vedic Astrology, which originated in India, is different from Western Astrology which is more recognizable and currently more popular in mainstream culture. It is the ancient understanding of the cosmos, rhythms of the sun and moon, and natural rhythms of people. These living tones give us indications on how to live a balanced life as an individual in a spiritual path and among people. Kathleen recognizes that there are people who are adamant in believing in such systems, thinking that astrology will dictate or interfere with their lives and decision-making. For her, Vedic Astrology offers a different perspective on a situation that one is experiencing, still in a space where people can operate based on their personal choices. She elaborated that for example, the colors in the Vedic calendar can be implicit in ways that will teach individuals to look beyond and deeper than what’s on the surface to be able to truly appreciate their experiences. The practice of being aware, being present, and connecting with oneself is at the heart of being human. There are days when the actions one may take have a greater impact in the future, so taking positive steps not only for oneself but for people around them is important as well. Kathleen says that in green days, the most positive of days, sometimes you are the ones giving answers, the ones giving help to somebody, by spreading kindness. Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts Kathleen Whalen Website Ayurveda Style – Only 2 days left for special promo price! Pocket Quotes It allows a perspective, and it's not about imprinting anything. It’ to allow us more space in our day to almost shift our perspective and be able to have more resilience. And if a green day wasn't the perfect day, it's all the more reason to look back and say "where were the silver linings?" because there really are some secret gifts that came on the green days. - Kathleen Whalen Present in being is a method of becoming more aware and more grateful and more in the moment. - Alexandra Kreis The Golden Hour is the time of day when we can create ourselves and re-recreate ourselves. - Kathleen Whalen The actions we take on a green day have a greater karmic fruit at some point in the future. - Kathleen Whalen Most people who are disappointed are passive people. They are like "oh the green day wasn't that perfect" and I'm like, what did you do on a green day? Did you spread kindness more? Were you someone else's answer? We can receive answers on green days too. Sometimes we're the ones giving someone else help. - Kathleen Whalen Guest Bio Kathleen Whalen provides solutions and guides professionals and individuals working in stressful environments to improve their mental health and well-being by employing Vedic Astrology and Chinese Medicine. She has a background in allopathic medicine, lab research in immunity and neuroscience, and has degrees in Biochemistry and Chinese Medicine. She is the founder and creator of Conscious Calendars and has been serving the international community with its products since 2006. Through her work and consulting tools, she has helped thousands of individuals and companies see opportunities ahead of time to succeed. Kathleen is currently residing in the United States.
12 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
Is Your Relationship Making You a Better Person?
We explore what makes up a healthy relationship in the first part of a 5-episode talk with my husband, Ulli Helmstetter. In this episode of Outer Travel, Inner Journey, we break down what happens after the honeymoon stage of a couple and all the hormones that kicked in are gone. We discuss the root of the reason why not communicating with your partner is detrimental to one’s relationship. In addition to that, we also look at how couples should balance needs within their relationship and as individuals to keep a healthy relationship with one another and avoid sickness. Podcast Highlights After 3-4 months of falling in love, of honeymoon, and all the hormonal cocktail that is involved with it, the dopamine, adrenaline is gone and fade off, then comes the reality of the situation. And then you will see if you really can come along with the other one without drugs. - Ulli Helmstetter To come off the ego-centric "what do I need". You have to find your place in a relationship in a way you feel happy. But you cannot see a relationship as a lamp that a genie, like you’re rubbing your partner to get what you need. - Alexandra Kreis Support Outer Travel - Inner Journey Podcast https://ko-fi.com/alexandtheartoflovingpresence Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamalexandrakreis/ Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guideyourselfintohealth
11 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
The Secret to Lead a Healthy Relationship
It is important to listen to your partner, and talk about feelings. Communication is the key for a healthy relationship. So tune in, and take a peek on how Alexandra and Ulli do it! Support Outer Travel - Inner Journey Podcast https://ko-fi.com/alexandtheartoflovingpresence Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamalexandrakreis/ Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guideyourselfintohealth #healthyrelationship #breakup #therapy #tools #magictool #talksohewontwalk #talksoshewontwalk #datenight #healing #essentialtalk
32 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Fierce Young Poet - Chelan Harkin
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32 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Steffo Shambo - Tantra Yoga for Men
Tantra is the practice of being in a full relationship with life, a living connection with what is opening yourself, your senses, awareness, and emotions to the present moment, and experiencing reality from that place of openness. It creates an active merging of body and spirit. Many people tend to associate Tantra with the awakening of the senses and connection. Sometimes, even with an unbridled lust for life and sexuality. Some practitioners say that Tantric practices are more of a strategy that helps quiet the mind and soul and helps activate sexual energy in an individual. It helps instill a better sense of wellbeing and higher states of consciousness, igniting the overall mind, body, and soul of an individual. In this podcast, Steffo Shambo, a men's relationship coach, talks about tantra yoga for men. He is the founder of Tantric Academy. He helps empower men to realize and tap into their full masculine confidence, intimate power, and their ability to connect with themselves and their partners on a deeper level than ever before. Men have challenges, too. Sometimes, it is even harder to navigate because of societal stereotypes. Historical roots of movements for women empowerment have gained momentum and advances and paved for general acceptance of personal development concepts. But it men, it’s another story. Steffo, through his work in Tantric Academy, and in this episode, gives advice and tips for men on how to reflect within and be better partners in their relationships in a Tantric way. He's also in for some eye-opening conversation about men’s challenges and some ways to address that. Don’t miss this out on Outer Travel, Inner Journey! Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Check out previous Podcasts Steffo Shambo website Mit Alexandra Klarheit für das neue Jahr gewinnen! Podcast Highlights 4:26- 5:28 - Classical Tantra 9:31-11:04 - Men and Women's Awareness 12:13-16:52 - Transformation 20:23-21:57 - Dark Night of the Soul 22:46-24:04 - Coaching Journey 29:40 -31:27 - Transmissions 32:55-34:27- Modernization 37:14-38:48 - Gift of Words Pocket Quotes “Masculine and feminine can meet in a place of healing and equality. That's really what the planet needs right now and what helps to bring the world to a better place.” - Steffo Shambo “I had my own challenges, journey and suffering that helped me let go out in the world to seek answers and transform myself.” - Steffo Shambo “My purpose is to help one man at a time to become integrated and whole again.” - Steffo Shambo “For me what's most important for my clients is not the format, it is the result and outcome.” -Steffo Shambo “When we fix that micro relationship, we also fix the macro, on a global scale.” - Steffo Shambo Guest Bio Steffo Shambo is the founder of the Tantric Academy. He is a men's relationship coach and hosts a mentorship program called the Tantric Man Experience, that has transformed hundreds of men’s marriages from all around the world. His specialty is helping men realize their full masculine confidence, sexual power, and depth of connection with their spouse.
36 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Amanda Rose - Insightful Sex Education
We’re back in the house with Amanda Rose - to enlighten us on this topic that we don’t necessarily find easy to talk about in other spaces. Sex education is meant to lead us to great sex, a better understanding of ourselves, and a deeper connection with our partners. When you know and understand your body, you can communicate to your partner easily and thus increase satisfaction. And that builds confidence in each and a strong bond between them. Amanda Rose talks about these in our two-part episode with her. The types of Erotic Blueprints and learning your erotic language to express what turns you on and turns you off are some of the keys she’s sharing to open the doors to sexual pleasure for your partner and from your partner. With no holds barred, Amanda continues to take us on in this enlightening conversation about how we can discover our own language, better understand a partner’s language, and how to use this road map to embrace and fulfill our desires. And to actually free ourselves! Amanda also shares some of her expert knowledge on kinds of orgasm and playing the gender role. Understanding that pleasure can come from within or without, there’s an exciting way ahead—a wonderful journey—that you and your partner can traverse together or separately. And you’ll get heaps of advice from here! As a certified and experienced sex educator, she’s has helped many couples figure out problems in their relationship and we’re lucky to have her bravely share her work with us in this podcast! This is an important conversation you don’t want to miss! Links mention in the podcast Watch Video of the Podcast Mit Alexandra Klarheit für das neue Jahr gewinnen! Podcast Highlights 3:11-4:14 - Internal Pleasure and Erotic Blueprints 5:54-9:11- Gender Roles and Orgasm 10:47-11:26 - Shame of Orgasm 20:56-21:51 - Sex and Religion 22:06-23:44 - Sex Education 26:03-27:34 - Pleasure Responsibility 30:07 -30:44 - Pleasure and Respect 33:28:34:04 - Sex and our Nervous System Pocket Quotes “There's so much focus on orgasm as the ultimate goal and we are so fixated on that in our heads that we miss the rest of what's going on.” - Amanda Rose “When you take the goal off the table, there's all this pressure that goes away.” - Amanda Rose “Shame isn't attached to orgasm, it's just the shame that lives in our body. When you open yourself up and to be seen and maybe some of that gets triggered.” - Amanda Rose “Be fully present and alive. If I'm fully present and consciously alive and feeling what's happening in my body and what's happening around me, that to me feels orgasmic. It feels like I'm fully expanded.” - Amanda Rose “I turn to sex but sex is god, sex is creation and it's my version of god.” - Amanda Rose Guest Bio Amanda Rose is a certified and experienced sex educator. She has been privileged enough to help many couples figure out problems in their love lives. Coach and long time doTERRA Wellness Advocate. She works with people who want to bring more pleasure, excitement and self expression into their lives. Amanda is here to help you remember who you are, and to remind you of the magic words “pleasure, consent, sovereignty and communication.”
43 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Marcelo Valansi - Building your Community
During the time of crisis in Costa Rica’s real estate and industries, some of the contractors and developers lost their projects. But during the profound lull that followed the crisis, a new idea was born stirring the direction of real estate development in Costa Rica. La EcoVilla was born and it grew to become home to many. In this podcast, Marcelo Valansi shares how he started building this community. It started out as a dream and a conversation; an idea of a visionary who decided to put his dream of living in harmony with the environment into action. One of Marcelo’s passions is to enjoy nature, sail, dive, travel, explore, learn from different cultures and meet new people around the world. Marcelo has extensive experience in developing residential and commercial projects of different scales in countries like Argentina, the United States, Panama, and Costa Rica. Marcelo’s vision about home and his innovativeness gave birth to a new home for many other people. It started as a businessman’s idea about developing new projects. But its purpose grew to regenerate a site and to create communities that leave an impact, accessible, profitable, and sustainable. Because building and caring for our community is actually part of our relationship with nature. Communities and the place we live in are meant to be a home—a place where we feel cared for, a place we care for, a place of connection, peace, and alignment. In much the same way that communities—as it is people living together more than just structures beside each other—is a source of support, sense of belongingness, and co-creation. Come and envision your community and learn how you can make it true from Marcelo Valansi! Sharing his experience and insights at Outer Travel, Inner Journey! Links mention in the podcast Download Audio of the Podcast Marcelo Valansi FB Mit Alexandra Klarheit für das neue Jahr gewinnen! Podcast Highlights 2:28-4:22 - Marcelo’s Turning Point 4:57-5:46 - Disconnection to People 7:33-9:32 - Adjustment of our Planet 13:22-14:05 - Creating a Village 16:56-20:32 - Definition of Community 22:00-28:12 - 9 years of Growing a Community 32:43-34:29- Marcelo's Challenges in Life 35:21-37:53 - Support System 38:55-40:16 - Achieving your Dreams Pocket Quotes “We will not survive as a species. I feel that the planet is much stronger than us and that they will likely to wipe us.” - Marcelo Valansi “If we start planting trees to regenerate the ecosystem, we can live in harmony with nature and we can produce more than we consume.” - Marcelo Valansi “Everybody should be empowered to lead or contribute to a community that can work.” - Alexandra Kreis “If we want to see a change in the world, we cannot keep giving the same education we receive that brought us here.” - Marcelo Valansi “Life is too short. We all have dreams. It's really important to make them happen sooner than later.” - Marcelo Valansi Guest Bio Marcelo Valansi is an innovative entrepreneur who is dedicated to the design, development and implementation of self-sustaining regenerative projects and communities. Marcelo has extensive experience in developing residential and commercial projects of different scale in several countries, such as Argentina, the United States, Panama, Costa Rica.
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