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The Dream Catcher Podcast
11 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Fearless Love: Why Loving Fiercely is Worth it
Our experience of love is greatly impacted by how deeply we love another person and how committed we are to the connection. Today, most people tend to stay on the shallower end of the emotional pool to avoid vulnerability and appearing too keen in their connections. Being cool and saying the “right thing” has become the social norm. But loving fiercely is one of the most effective ways to experience bliss and spiritual alchemy. Find out what loving fiercely looks like and why it’s worth it.
34 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
[Interview] Bringing Your A-Game: How to Boost Personal Motivation & Succeed (feat. Brittany Wagner)
When it comes to pursuing our goals, mindset is everything. Whether we’re trying to find a new job, get fitter or develop healthier relationships – we need to think like a winner. And that means stepping away from our excuses, developing practical strategies to grow, and overcoming obstacles that get in our way. If that sounds like something you want to cultivate then you’re going to love what my guest, Brittany Wagner, shares on this episode. Brittany Wagner is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker best known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series, “Last Chance U.” Brittany guided many young men to academic and professional success despite run-ins with the law, extreme poverty, abandonment, and often a complete lack of academic preparedness. Brittany has been featured in ABC’s Nightline, The Dan Patrick Show, GQ, The New York Times, The LA Times and Sports Illustrated — to name a few. Brittany is going to motivate us with her experiential wisdom in everyday situations. She’ll offer tools, tips and strategies that will embolden us to pursue our goals and put in the work necessary to make our dreams come true. If you liked what you heard don’t forget to like, rate, share and subscribe to this podcast.
14 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
What is Karma and how it impacts your life
Karma can be interpreted in many ways, but it’s most commonly associated with cause and effect - what you put out into the world comes back to you. Over the years, karma has taken on other meanings beyond the law of causality and good or bad deeds. In some cases, it’s seen as a neutral force that we can work with. Knowing the different perspectives on karma and how it applies to our lives will roll out various pathways to create the reality you desire and make ethical and kind choices.
12 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
5 Ways to Gain Momentum to Get Ahead in the New Year
The new year is a time when many of us experience the spirit of renewal and feel an urge to hit the reset button. No matter what’s going on in our life, new possibilities await us. Whether you want to start a new career, eat healthier, or spend more time with your loved ones, the energies of a new year can give you the push you need to get started. Use these five techniques to get a jumpstart in the new year so that when the clock strikes midnight, you’ll be ready to sprint ahead of the pack.
40 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
[Interview] How to Boost Your Happiness by Developing Healthy Mental Models (feat. Dr. Srikumar Rao)
Mental models are our perceptions of external reality and they determine our attitude and our choices in life. That’s why they’re critical to our success and wellbeing. My guest, Dr. Srikumar Rao, has been teaching people all over the world about how to develop healthy models for many years. Dr. Rao is a speaker, former business school professor, and head of The Rao Institute. He has taught at several leading business schools, including Columbia and the London Business School, and trained executives in top firms like Google, Microsoft and Merrill Lynch. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, and several others. During our conversation, Dr. Rao offers his insight into the mental models we habitually use and how we can become aware of them. He provides techniques and strategies to shift negative beliefs and cultivate healthier ones to experience more happiness and satisfaction.
14 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
How to Recognize the Differences in Cultural Communication Styles
The ability to communicate between cultures can give you an edge in your professional life and make you a more empathetic communicator. Each culture has different ways of expressing themselves, both verbally and non-verbally. When you learn cross-cultural communication skills, you’ll be able to recognize similarities and differences among various groups that allow you to engage in a meaningful way. These frameworks describe the traits you need to look out for to understand the customs, perceptual windows, verbal and non-verbal cues of your peers from other cultures.
12 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
The Real Reasons Why It’s Hard to Stick to Things
The inability to stick to things before achieving the desired results prevents us from reaching success and undermines our confidence. We all tend to fall off the bandwagon — life is unpredictable and human motivation is fickle and changeable. But we can prevent this from happening by knowing what drives us and how to use those drivers to roll up our sleeves and get things done. In this episode, we’ll learn how to harness that and get rid of blocks that tend to get in the way.
77 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
[Interview] How to Cultivate a Sense of Unconditional Self-Worth (feat. Regina Louise)
We’re all on the journey of self-love. And some days it’s easier to do than others. According to my guest, Regina Louise, the key to radical self-acceptance and giving ourselves permission to live a life we love is by connecting with our core self. This helps us gain a deeper understanding of what we need to feel cared for and supported. Regina Louise is a speaker, teacher, coach, and author. Her writing and advocacy work has been recognized with numerous awards. The Lifetime movie “I Am Somebody’s Child” was based on her bestselling memoirs. Currently a Hoffman Process teacher, she leads workshops and speaks frequently throughout the United States. In this conversation, we discuss the main themes in Regina’s new book, “Permission Granted: Kickass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love.” She offers guidance on how we can move towards self-compassion, open-heartedness and live our life from a place of power and courage. If you liked what you heard, please don’t forget to like, rate, share and subscribe to this podcast. Thank you!
11 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Is Love Blind? How we Choose our Partners
Falling in love is one of the best experiences, but it can also blur our vision. A vital step in our search for loving and meaningful connections is understanding the forces that impact our choices. Having a sense of who you’re attracted to and why will make it easier to recognize the right person out of all the hundreds and thousands of people that you’ll come across in your life. In this episode, I breakdown the different inner and outer factors that influence your decisions (some of which may surprise you!) so that you make choices that lead to happier relationships.
12 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
How to Cope When Reality Doesn‘t Meet Your Expectations
We all face times when our reality does not meet our expectations. This becomes painful when we’re unable to manage the gap between the two. The wider the gap, the more we suffer, especially if we resist and deny. While the events in our lives can feel out of our control, we have the power to cope with them by managing our internal worlds. When we build awareness and take responsibility for the filters through which we see the world, we put ourselves in the driver’s seat and can manage how events impact us.
50 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
[Interview] The Art of Tarot Cards: How to Use them as Tools for Personal Growth (feat. Chris-Anne Donnelly)
Since the 1800s tarot cards have been used as a source of spiritual guidance. And unlike common belief tarot does not predict the future – instead, they tell us stories about our lives and enable us to connect with our inner wisdom and gain a deeper understanding of a situation. It’s an additional tool that we can consult to make better and more conscious decisions. To give us more insight into this practice, I invited one of the most beloved tarot card artists: Chris-Anne Donnelly. Chris Anne is a deck creator, artist, and magic-maker, as well as a marketing strategist and owner of Pixelbrand--a branding and graphic design company. She has successfully Kickstarted three independent card decks: The Sacred Creators Oracle, The Light Seer's Tarot, and The Muse Tarot and she offers unique courses for creators. During our conversation, we’ll talk about the creative inspiration behind Chris-Anne’s designs. She’ll also explain how tarot works and how we can use them to develop insight and overcome blocks. If you liked what you heard, please don’t forget to like, rate, share and subscribe to this podcast. Thank you!
13 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Success Leaves Clues: How to Model History‘s Masters
Most people believe that we must start from scratch when it comes to finding new and original ideas. The truth is that everything we create is a combination of things we’ve read, seen, or experienced. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel, but we do need to find experts in our fields from whom we can learn. With their help and influence, we can get there a lot faster. Learn the steps to model the right people and get inspired by the role models who influenced some of history’s masters.
14 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
How to Develop Grit and Why it’s Essential for Success
Grit is the ability and mental toughness to stick with a task even if circumstances aren’t favorable. The road to accomplishment is filled with uncertainty and setbacks, and those who make it are the ones who develop grit. Studies show that grit is the essential ingredient for success. We all have the capacity for grit, and by adopting the right mindset and practices, we can develop it and maximize our efforts towards achieving our wildest dreams. Learn about the different types of grit and the actions you can take to develop them. **This is a sponsored post: Be sure to listen till the end to avail a special offer from our sponsor.**
45 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
[Interview] Reaching for the Stars: Using Space Exploration as a Source of Inspiration (feat. Abigail Harrison)
Many of us remember looking up at the stars as a kid, and wondering “What IS out there?” As we grow older, we try to seek answers by flipping through science magazines or by following NASA’s newsfeed. According to my guest, Abigail Harrison, not only is this a healthy type of curiosity but an excellent source of inspiration and wonder. Abigail Harrison, fondly known as “Astronaut Abby,” is an aspiring astronaut, author and co-founder of the international nonprofit organization The Mars Generation. She has interned at a NASA-funded astrobiology lab; and has been featured in TIME, Forbes, Marie Claire, the BBC, and more. She currently works as a research scientist at Harvard Medical School. Abby believes that no one is ever too young or too old to pursue their dreams. In this interview, she inspires us with her philosophy and helped her rise to the top of her field. She also discusses the importance of space exploration and why it’s important and relevant in today’s world. If you liked what you heard, please don’t forget to like, rate, share and subscribe to this podcast. Thank you!
12 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Situationships: What they are and Why they‘re Unhealthy
A situationship is a romantic liaison that’s undefined. It’s a relationship label that’s become common in modern culture, where people are placing more importance on freedom and personal growth. While situationships can work in the short term and under specific conditions, they can harm us in the long run. Find out how to evaluate whether it’s the right type of connection for you and the impact it can have on your life if you decide to move forward.
15 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
The 6 Types of Intuition and How to Tap into Them
Everyone is intuitive and can sense things that go beyond the rational mind. You may have experienced it as an overwhelming feeling of something not being right or a premonition that you’ve stumbled upon a great opportunity. Despite having this natural ability, many people find it hard to access this intelligence because they’re either too busy or don’t know how to tune in. The good news is that tapping into your intuition is a learnable skill. We have six types of intuition that correspond to our five senses. Learning which type you prefer and developing them will help your intuitive abilities to blossom.
42 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
[Interview] Overcome biases and create friendships across races and class (feat. Wendy Sanford)
Having empathy has become increasingly important as we try to build a bridge across cultures, races and classes to create a more connected and peaceful society. My guest today, Wendy Sanford, had to reckon with her own identity and privilege to get to this level of understanding and teach it to others. In her new memoir, Wendy tells a story of her 60-year friendship with Mary Norman, a Black woman whom she met when they were both teenagers. The daughter of an upper-middle-class suburban family in Princeton, New Jersey, she comes of age within the cultural revolutions of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Informed and fueled by the writings of women of color, she begins to deal with the impact of her training. In our conversation, we discuss themes that Wendy’s book centers on and how it can help us become more aware of our biases and develop friendships with all types of people. If you liked what you heard, please don’t forget to like, rate, share and subscribe to this podcast. Thank you!
14 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Why it’s Okay If Some People Don’t See Your Value (and How to Deal with It)
Not everyone we meet in our lives will see and appreciate what we bring to the table. This lack of recognition hurts most in connections that matter most to us, like a boss or a significant other. It’s only natural for us to yearn for acceptance and belonging, but we can’t always control how others measure our worth. Everyone is different; they see things differently and have varying values. Given this reality, we need to learn how to embody the confidence of having an unshakable sense of value. Learn how to accomplish this and use it to enhance your presence and contributions to the world. **This is a sponsored post: Be sure to listen till the end to avail a special offer from our sponsor.**
17 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
10 Influential Philosophers in History: How to Use Their Teachings
More than just a body of knowledge, philosophy is a compass we use to navigate our lives and sensitize our minds to the deeper truths beyond the surface of everyday life. At its essence, philosophy offers a prescription on how to live better. It gives us the perspective to seek meaningful and worthy pursuits that we bring to fruition with science and technology. Fortunately, we don’t need to reinvent the philosophy wheel - there’s a treasure trove of ancient teachings from influential philosophers that we can refer to and apply to our daily lives. Let these ten influential philosophers enrich your personal reality and elevate your thinking.
65 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
[Interview] Finding Bliss Through The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism (feat. Robert Thurman)
While Buddhism is seen as a major global religion, Buddhist ideas, philosophies and practices have long been a source of inspiration for people of other faiths. That’s because it’s more of a spiritual tradition that educates us on how to live well and find inner peace. Get to learn more about it with one of the leading experts on Buddhism and this episode's featured guest: Robert Thurman. Robert Thurman is a Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US/Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama. He was named by The New York Times the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism and was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2020, for his help in recovering India’s ancient Buddhist heritage. Time Magazine chose him as one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997. In this interview, we discuss some of the main concepts covered in Robert Thurman’s new book “Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life.” He offers his insight into Buddhist principles such as Nirvana, Karma and the practice of mindfulness and how we can apply them in our everyday life. If you liked what you heard, please don’t forget to like, rate, share and subscribe to this podcast. Thank you!
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