Benjamin ShalvaWhat is the line between Religion and Spiritually? What does it mean to be Spiritual but not Religious? Deepak Chopra says that “all Religion was based on a Spiritual experience,” and if that is part of our evolution, it would explain the work of this week’s guest, Benjamin Shalva.

Ben is Jewish; he’s also a Rabbi; a Yogi; and a singer/songwriter.  It’s what he calls “Spiritual Cross-Training.” This is available to each one of us, but only when we pause long enough to look for it. On a quest for enlightenment, Benjamin Shalva journeyed through the wilds of Tibet. Now, using the lessons and techniques gained through years of religious exploration and inward reflection, he offers simple and powerful ways to connect with your spiritual self, whether it be in a place of worship or the yoga studio.


Meet Benjamin Shalva

As a rabbi, writer, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor, Benjamin Shalva leads spiritual cross-training seminars and workshops around the world. He received his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and his yoga teacher certification from the Yogic Physical Culture Academy in Los Cabos, Mexico. Shalva serves on the faculty of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington and the 6th & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC, leads musical prayer services for Bet Mishpachah in Washington, DC, and spends his summers as the camp rabbi of Tamarack Camps in Michigan. His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Elephant Journal, and Spirituality & Health magazine. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lives in Reston, Virginia, with his wife and their children.


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shawn3Aww sleep. There is nothing quite like a restful night of quality zzz’s to set us up for a refreshed and energized day.

Unfortunately, in our modern day society, millions of people are chronically sleep deprived and are suffering as a result. The effects of sleep deprivation can include, but are not limited to, immune system failure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, depression, and memory loss just to name a few.

Our guest today, Shawn Stevenson, is a sleep expert and he is here to shed some light on just how important sleep is. It wasn’t until he became physically sick and unable to function himself until he realized that quality of sleep is a must if you want a quality life.

This episode address’ how much sleep we really need, quality over quantity of sleep as well as how to create a sleep sanctuary, plus much more.


Meet Shawn Stevenson

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews.


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Dr. Bruce LiptonWhat would your life be like if you knew that you are more powerful than you have ever been taught? What thoughts would you change if you knew that they have the power to change your biology?

Dr. Bruce Lipton is a renowned biologist with a revolutionary view on genetics and consciousness. In this interview he shares what the latest research is showing us about our cells and identity; he offers vast insight into the conscious mind, unconscious mind and subconscious programming and shares his perspective on how we can indeed create Heaven on Earth.

In our discussion, we bring up topics around the biology of belief and the fact that 95% of our day is run by subconscious programming of our past. Dr. Lipton also shows us how we can change this programming and not fall victims to our genetics; he shows us how we can change our beliefs and perceptions and as a result change our health.


Meet Dr. Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, scientist and lecturer, received his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1971). He served as an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine. Lipton’s research on mechanisms controlling cell behaviour employed cloned human stem cells. In addition, he lectured in Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology. 

Bruce resigned his tenured position to pursue independent research integrating quantum physics with cell biology. His breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, the “skin” of the cell, revealed that the behaviour and health of the cell was controlled by the environment, findings that were in direct contrast with prevailing dogma that life is controlled by genes. 

Lipton returned to academia as a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s School of Medicine to test his hypotheses (1987-1992).  His ideas concerning environmental control were substantiated in two major scientific publications. The new research revealed the biochemical pathways connecting the mind and body and provided insight into the molecular basis of consciousness and the future of human evolution.

Bruce has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter on topics of conscious parenting and the science of complementary medicine.


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Maria Sirois 1Ever wonder how someone can be given everything in life yet still be miserable? What about those who are given nothing, yet live as though they have everything? Dr. Maria Sirois explains how resilience and how perceptions of a given situation plays a critical role in our over fulfillment of life. She shows us how we can develop resilience so we too can see the world through the lens of having everything even if we don’t.

We also talk about what Positive Psychology is and how it isn’t about seeing just unicorns and rainbows. But rather, how to cultivate resilience in the face of the storms of life. Living authentically and leading with our strengths is all conversation pieces in this week’s episode!

Meet Dr. Maria Sirois

Dr. Maria Sirois is a psychologist and seminar leader who teaches internationally in the intersection of resilience and flourishing. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humour, she brings invigorating practices and perspectives to corporate and non-profit audiences alike. Sirois is the author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts.  A master teacher, Sirois has been called an orator of great power and beauty. With Tal Ben-Shahar, she co-leads a year-long certificate program in positive psychology for executives, educators, entrepreneurs, counsellors and the general public.


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Dr. Kelly BroganDr. Kelly Brogan says that a silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in North America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical fix—a prescription.

More than 30 million of us take antidepressants, including one in seven women. Millions more—maybe you—are tempted to try them to end chronic, unyielding distress, irritability, and feeling emotionally flat—trapped by an exhausting, unshakable inner agitation.

It’s time to let go of this false narrative and take a fresh look at where science is leading us. It’s time to start understanding and listening to what depression is trying to tell is. What if we started seeing depression as an opportunity—as a sign for us to stop and figure out what’s causing our imbalance.

Dr. Brogan is here to help us understand what is really going on and has the science to back it up.

Enjoy with an open heart and mind and get ready to feel empowered!


Meet Dr. Kelly Brogan

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and board member for Health Freedom Action, the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation. She is also a mother of two.


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Vasavi KumarHave you ever feared rejection? What about failure? Of course you have because you are human – we all have at one time or another! What about this one though… fear of success? This was one that I had to really examine and dig into further which is why I asked today’s guest, Vasavi Kumar, to be on the show.

Vasari Kumar is an expert in helping people uncover their (often) unconscious values that hold them back from living their full expression. She teaches us how we can become aware of them, change them or direct them in the direction of love and success rather than fear and sabotage. From the words of Marianne Williamson, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”

In this episode, Vasavi and I are also dive into discussions around guilt and the spiritual roots of addiction. How to take responsibility for our life and stop blaming ourselves and others from less than desired experiences in our life.


Meet Vasavi Kumar

Vasavi Kumar is often described as “your kick-in-the-pants guide en route to your desired destination.” She is a licensed social worker, special education teacher, and a certified coach. Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s a pro at attracting media and works with her clients to create and go after opportunities that are aligned with their brand values. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” and was on VH1’s Basketball Wives where she coached one of the main stars of the show. She truly believes that with impeccable character, work ethic, and unwavering values, you can do, be and have anything you want.


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JB Glossinger 2From black eyes to near bankruptcy, this week’s guest, JB Glossinger hasn’t always had it easy. He joins us today to share his story of lessons learned and victories celebrated.

JB knew the importance of morning routines and out of desperation to have morning motivation himself, he decided to create the Morning Coach which is an audio blog that has since evolved to become the worlds first personal evolution system and one of the largest personal development communities on the web. His main mission is to bring positive energy, peace & prosperity to the world, one person at a time.

In this episode, JB and I discuss how to use our individual life story in order to live out our full expression of our core essence.  We explore how to become aware of the values and beliefs we have about ourselves and to make sure they are aligned with how we live our lives.


Meet JB Glossinger

JB Glossinger, MBA, Ph.D., is a self-described “archaeologist of life,” who has studied human potential, performance, and happiness for over 40 years. He is widely beloved as the Morning Coach, with a daily podcast that has been downloaded 17 million times over the past seven years. He has authored life changing books – The Sacred 6 and Get Out of Neutral. He is a sought-after motivational speaker and coach with an international following. JB is also a Mastermind group leader and a contributing writer for The Business Journals, a 43-paper network. He holds advanced degrees in business and metaphysics but credits his street education–from black eyes to near bankruptcy–with providing the life-changing lessons that inspired the keys to personal transformation he shares with audiences, coaching clients, and readers worldwide.


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Ellie Knaus and DaughterAre you a mom who questions your abilities, decisions, and actions as a parent? Welcome to parenting!

We all have our fair share of struggles, expectations, and unconscious beliefs about ourselves, but there is nothing more raw then when our children bring all this up for us. In those (usually very painful) moments we can either acknowledge it and take responsibility or we can continue to create an unconscious environment for our children.

This weeks’ episode is all about mommy life! Ellie Knaus and I discuss the messiness, the beauty, the challenges and the blessings that all come with raising the next generation in these modern times.

This episode is filled with humour and reassurance that we are all doing the best we can at any given time and that is enough! Leave your high expectations of being able to do it all at the door, ladies.


Meet Ellie Knaus

Ellie Knaus is the mom-in-chief of the top-rated Atomic Moms, a modern parenting podcast about the joys and complexities of caring for our little ones and ourselves. Ellie celebrates and commiserates with New York Times best-selling authors, leading parenting experts, celebrities, and caregivers all over the world in order to share powerful insights in this universal experience of raising a child.

Since debuting on the “New & Noteworthy” list in 2014, iTunes continues to feature Atomic Moms in its “What’s Hot: Kids & Family” recommendations. The podcast has also been featured in L.A. Parent magazine (July 2016), Inspired By ThisCricket’s Circle BlogBabbleHuffington Postand MomtasticRecent podcast topics include: the messiness of motherhood, working mom guilt, separation anxiety, birthing choices, adoption, and conscious parenting.


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Satyen Raja 1This week’s episode is all about intimate relationships. Satyen Raja and I get to the core of what is really causing the breakdown of our relationships and how we can salvage, repair and even prevent breaking up in the first place.

Satyen breaks down for us what being masculine and feminine means and how to figure out which one is our core essence.

We talk about how to re-ignite the passion that was once in your relationship and elevate deep love to new heights. If you are single and looking for that someone special, Satyen shares what you can do to attract that person into your life.

Magnifying the feminine essence and elevating the core masculine essence is the key to transforming any relationship. Listen now to create a more loving, romantic and deeply connected intimate relationship.


Meet Satyen Raja

Satyen Raja, founder and president of WarriorSage, is a living synthesis of Eastern wisdom and Western practicality, combining the power of the warrior and the wisdom of the sage.

He is a lifetime black belt Martial Artist and a penetrating real visionary who compels his clients to harness their greatest obstacles and transform them into their most powerful gifts.  Satyen draws from the realms of unparalleled techniques of life mastery, his profound life experience, and his natural ability to navigate beyond societal, cultural and conditioned identities to attain peak consciousness.

A master in a plethora of healing and consciousness raising modalities, Satyen is unique in the world of business and life coaching. His revolutionary methods attract CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and High Level Leaders from around the world. His provocative methods combined with his dynamic personality and passion for accelerated evolution create fundamental breakthroughs both for the individual and corporate culture.  For all those who have had the great pleasure of his presence, he is known to be a man who most definitely walks his talk.

Satyen has invested over three decades on hands-on research and he has led workshops for tens of thousands of individuals internationally in the art of ‘true power’. Satyen’s dramatic style is not for the timid. Through his teachings, your weaknesses become strengths… Quickly!

Satyen teaches with clarity, power and provocation. In his presence you are compelled to search within and to draw out your latent abilities. Through dynamic examples, compelling stories, mind-expanding experiences, spontaneous humour and proven practices, Satyen motivates, provokes and inspires you into accepting and cultivating your own greatness.

Satyen’s focus on bringing the teachings into your physical body and into your real life, rather than just lecturing, sets him apart from other teachers and empowers you to make lasting changes in your life.

When Satyen leads, he holds nothing back; he gives you all of himself. Satyen masterfully uses his unique gifts to bring your fears and your unconscious self-limiting patterns to the surface and then resolves them fast.  Using his intuition and his experience, Satyen ripens you by exposing your deepest heart and gifts. He sees you at your core and takes you past your edge where real transformation takes place.

If you are seeking real change, the Path of the WarriorSage, although not for the timid, is deep, fast and razor effective. This level of spiritual practice is intense. You must be willing to go into the fire and grow your heart. Satyen offers this opportunity for transformation out of his passion to help you awaken. Satyen is the teacher for you only if you are seeking real change.


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Dr John DemartiniRemember the book and documentary The Secret? Where we all watched it and thought, “Okay, that’s easy, all I have to do is just think about something positive that I want (i.e., more money) and then more money with simply appear and manifest itself.” – Wrong! How many of you tried it and it shockingly didn’t happen?!

That film was done over 10 years ago and we all have much more wisdom now and know that life doesn’t work like that… Or does it? Dr Demartini is here to share with us the true secrets to manifestation and how we can live an abundant life. He was featured in The Secret and is back on the big screen sharing his knowledge in the new documentary The Abundance Code.

In this episode, Dr John Demartini defines what it means to live with abundance and how to truly fulfill ourselves. We talk about how to shift our unconscious value systems to get to the root of why life may not be meeting our expectations. He also explains how we can understand what other people value and as a result connect with them at a much deeper, more intimate level.


Meet Dr John Demartini

Dr John Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering multiple aspects of human development.

His trademarked methodologies, the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination, are the culmination of 42 years of cross-disciplinary research and study. His work has been  incorporated into  human development industries across the world.

Dr Demartini travels 360 days a year to countries all over the globe,  sharing his research and findings in all markets and sectors. He is the author of 40 books published in over 29 different languages. He has produced over 60 CDs and DVDs covering subjects such as development in relationships, wealth, education and business. Each program is designed to assist people to activate leadership and empower themselves in all seven areas of their lives: Financial, physical, mental, vocational, spiritual, family and social.


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