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70 minutes | 8 days ago
Staying in Flow with Yahrodee Rodriguez
Today, I share my conversation with Yahrodee Rodriguez, musician, producer, New York City public school teacher, and graduate of Juilliard (studying the trumpet!).Topics Discussed:Embracing "aloneness"Staying in flowMale sensitivityExperiencing feeling lostRejected aspects of the selfYahrodee's journey as a musicianFeeding off of other people's energySupporting yourself during periods of isolationLeaning into spiritualityMentalismSpiritual bypassingWorking through stage fright and anxietyFinding mentorshipBalancing extremes - being in the middle of the riverLinksYahrodee's InstagramYahrodee's SoundcloudRay Persaud - check out his workThe Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life by Drunvalo MelchizedekThe Jazz of Physics by Stephon AlexanderThe Kybalion by The Three InitiatesHam On Rye movieWar Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony by Nelson A. DenisLink to my Instagram, photography website, podcast website, and Patreon.As always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast. And to Laura Strohbusch for the podcast graphic
68 minutes | 22 days ago
What Comes In When You Create Space With Hayley Gene Penner
Today I share my conversation with Hayley Gene Penner, singer, songwriter, and author of the new memoir People You Follow, which explores Hayley's relationships - from her childhood as the daughter of a celebrity to the coercive relationship with her boss. Hayley's stories of questionable sexual encounters, artistic aspirations, and emotional abuse trace her coming of age in the music industry.TopicsPretending to be someone else / putting on an actAccessing your value as a partnerExpressing angerBeing the "cool" girlHaving gratitude for all of life's experiencesForgiveness and compassionRe-framing failure and defining successWhat comes in when you create spaceIntegrating feelings of freedom after escaping from a controlling situationLinksHayley's book - People You FollowHayley's InstagramHayley on SpotifyThe Pattern iPhone AppUndefined Episode 2 - discussing the "cool girl"David Attenborough's A Life On Our PlanetLink to my Instagram, photography website, podcast website.As always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast. And to Laura Strohbusch for the podcast graphic.
66 minutes | a month ago
Spiritual Boundaries and Protecting Your Energy with Lauren McAlpin
Today I share my conversation with Lauren McAlpin, an educator, tarot card reader and soon-to-be deck author, reiki practitioner, psychic channel, and graduate student in psychology at Harvard.TopicsDeveloping your "clairs" (heightening your intuitive abilities)Lauren's intuitive giftsOvercoming a debilitating illnessExperiencing communicating with their father's spiritProtecting your energy from your own energyBalancing their multiple sides: the mystical/spiritual side and type A sideSpiritual boundariesBeing conditioned to never restIndications of overwhelmInspiration for Lauren's new tarot card deck: Tales of the Black TarotExploring their lineage and being adoptedThe label of "being non-binary" and sexuality overshadowing genderLinksLauren's InstagramFog + Reign InstagramLauren's websiteTales of the Black Tarot websitePamela Colman Smith: The Untold StoryRider-Waite Tarot DeckMedium Fleur365 Days of Hoodoo by Stephanie Rose BirdA Cultural History of Tarot by Helen FarleyAs always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast. And to Laura Strohbusch for the podcast graphic.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Moving from "Tetris" to "Jenga" with Jordan Sale
In today's episode, I share my conversation with Jordan Sale, founder of 81cents - a negotiating platform designed to help close pay gaps for women and underrepresented minorities.Topics Discussed:Untying your work from your identityNavigating guilt from self-carePressure to performThe line between rigidity and fluidityMission-driven workStarting 81centsOver-committing yourself and what that feels likeThe narrative and re-framing the stories we tell ourselvesLetting out emotions rather than keeping them in your headPracticing authenticity and self-awarenessHaving a gratitude practiceLinks:81cents website81cents Instagram81cents Resource Library (on Notion!)Jordan's Pun InstagramJust Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice InitiativeSmart People Should Build Things by Andrew YangSomebody Should Have Told Us!: Simple Truths for Living Well by Jack PranskyThe Gifts of Imperfection by Brené BrownAs always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast. And to Laura Strohbusch for the podcast graphic.
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Permission to Feel with Simi Botic
Today I share my conversation with Simi Botic, an intuitive eating counselor, women's empowerment coach, author of Letting Go of Leo: How I Broke Up with Perfection, and founder of Unmeasured Barre.Topics Covered:Giving yourself permission to feel emotionsSelf-compassionPeople pleasingWomen's empowermentWhen life and death happens at the same timeDoula training with Latham Thomas at Mama GlowLinks:Simi's InstagramSimi's WebsiteUnmeasured BarreSimi's BookLatham Thomas Mama Glow doula trainingMama Glow instagramJanet Lansbury - book No Bad Kids; podcast UnruffledInstagram post re: emotional intelligence As always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast. And to Laura Strohbusch for the podcast graphic.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Making "Something" Into "Everything" with Jon Marro
In today's episode, I talk with Jon Marro, an extremely talented artist, filmmaker, the author of Keepers of Color and Holden Hugs the World, and the resident creative genius for the Cafe Gratitude, Gracias Madre, and Be Love Farm family. Jon and I recorded this episode live, while I was staying on the Be Love Farm, so you will likely hear some farm noises like tractors, cows mooing, dogs barking, people talking, and children laughing.Topics Covered:The feeling of being in "alignment" with who you areJon's journey as an artistGiving your entire attention to a taskHow integrity is transferred into Jon's artRelying on external sources for connection to sourceBecoming your own "guru"Disconnecting in order to reconnectIdeas as entitiesMaking art in response to darknessOptimismHolding space for othersDestruction for destruction's sakeLearning how to restLinks:Jon's InstagramJon's websiteHolden Hugs storeThe Keepers of Color bookHolden Hugs the World bookTerces Engelhart InstagramBe Love FarmCafe GratitudeGracias MadrePoet Bayo AkomolafeBig Magic by Elizabeth GilbertCall of the Reed Warbler by Charles MassyNature is Metal InstagramPop Sutras album by NadavAs always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast. And to Laura Strohbusch for the podcast graphic.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
The Tension Between Seeking Belonging and Authenticity with Julia Stephanides
In today's episode, I talk with Julia Stephanides, a lawyer fighting for the rights of writers at the Writers Guild of America.Topics Discussed:Societal conditioning to be an extrovertChallenges of being a lawyer on a spiritual pathDefining yourself by your emotionsTension between the desire to belong and practicing authenticityPressure to be the "cool girl"Beauty of being an empathConcept of being "nobody"Links:Quiet by Susan CainThe Empath's Survival Guide by Judith OrloffThe Untethered Soul by Michael SingerBraving the Wilderness by Brene BrownAnti-Diet by Christy HarrisonBreathwork with Maryam AjayiWill Kabat-Zinn MeditationsAs always, thank you to Maytav Koter and Spencer Stewart for the music on my podcast.
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