- How she was living pre-cancer diagnosis and how she believes that was a major cause of her cancer.
- How she chooses to live now after experience a complete healing.
- Why its important to accept our ego and how to do it.
- Why loving ourselves is the most important thing we can do and why it is NOT selfish.
- Why its important to take an “Information Fast” in this day of information.
- What she wants the world to know about living and death and everything in between.
How our sexual energy can be used as an inspirational, creative life-force and how that energy can improve our health, wealth and over all well-being.
How we can harness this powerful sexual energy that we all have within us.
How to become aware of the sexual taboos that we have all been exposed to at some point in our life that deem us to be wrong, dirty or otherwise bad.
Why and how its important to cultivate an intimate, even sexual relationship with ourselves.
And why an intimate relationship with someone else is not required to tap into this sexual, creative energy!
Meet Kim Anami
Enjoy listening with an open heart and mind and note that there is explicit language and content in this episode. Also, you may notice yourself becoming triggered by some of the content. I invite you to question and become curious when (if) this happens for you at any point during the interview. Observe without judgment how you receive the content as well as the beliefs you have about it. Where did it come from for you? Is it true? How could you see your sexuality differently? Etc.
Please enjoy this episode without little ones around as the language and content is very explicit.
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- How the hardwiring of our brains affect us and how we learn from a neurological perspective.
- Why we are biased toward thinking negatively.
- How to rewire our brains so that we can turn our passing experiences into lasting, useful change inside our brains.
- Why having good experiences often in our relationships is so important in order to keep them healthy.
- How to cultivate inner strengths such as love, joy, confidence so they become our default experiences.
Meet Rick Hanson
In this episode Bea Johnson and I discuss how to go from wanting to be a zero waste home to actually making it a reality. We chat about how we can turn one black dress into twenty-two different looks. Though we all may not decide to go “full” zero waste, Bea shares many big and small steps we can begin to take to reduce the amount of waste we generate everyday.
This episode is perfect for anyone looking to hear an inspiring story of a modern, urban family who switched from “having all the things” to “having all the experiences.” It’s also great for anyone looking to learn about the big and small steps they can take to reduce their waste – in all its forms! In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste.
Meet Bea Johnson
Since 2008, Bea Johnson and her family are dedicated to living a zero waste lifestyle; they produce a mere litre of waste per year. With her blog and bestseller Zero Waste Home (translated in 12 languages), Bea launched a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste with the application of her 5R’s: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings.
She speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the globe (100+ speeches in 16 countries, 5 continents), and has completed three international tours. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications everywhere, from The Today Show to BBC Breakfast. Passionate and optimist, she has become a guru for many and is a spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle or, as the New York Times stated, “The Priestess of Waste-Free Living”. She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, and a French native who currently lives in Mill Valley, California.
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The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff, is joining us this week and explains why its OK (and very important) to accept our faults and to be kind to ourselves.
While doing her post-doctoral work, Dr. Kristin Neff decided to conduct research on self-compassion, a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. She shows how self-compassion is important because research is showing over and over that it’s very strongly associated with less depression, less anxiety, more happiness, more optimism, more motivation to learn and try out new things, and it’s a very powerful way of relating to ourselves and the world around us.
Meet Dr. Kristin Neff
Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself,” released by William Morrow, and the 6 CD audio set called “Self-Compassion Step by Step,” released by Sounds True. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. Kristin is also featured in the bestselling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.
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If you could relive your camp days when you were a kid, would you? Would you do anything differently? Well… Here’s your chance! In this episode you’ll meet the founders of Soul Camp – a sleepaway camp for adults interested in expanding their soul and getting back to being a kid!
Before they were successful entrepreneurs Alison Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum went to the same sleepaway camp as kids. Now they’re joining forces with the leaders of the personal development and wellness world to create a unique, fun filled camp for adults to get back to colour wars, crafts and new lifelong friends. But this isn’t your typical yoga retreat or a self help seminar.
Meet Michelle Goldblum & Alison Leipzig
Soul Camp co-founders Michelle Goldblum and Alison Leipzig united to bring all of the things they loved together to create a completely transformative experience for both themselves and their communities. Going to sleepaway camp together as children, and now, both entrepreneurs in the health & wellness space, they saw that there lacked large-scale community experiences that were not only deep and healing, but fun and playful as well. They believe in the power of joy to change the world. And it happens, one camper at a time.
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What do you do when you realize that you may have a hereditary cancer risk and your intent is to find out the keys to perfect wellness? Well, you spend the next two and a half years going across North America in a 36-foot, bio-fuelled RV, named ‘the Kale Whale’, with your wife talking with experts about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to healthy living.
Kevin Gianni is joining us this week to talk about his adventures, learnings and rock bottoms that he had to hit before recognizing what works for him and his body despite what all the professionals say.
Meet Kevin Gianni
Kevin Gianni seriously started researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living, he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and self-published six books on natural health, diet, and fitness, produced over 900 YouTube videos with over 10 million views and has published hundreds of articles.
He’s experimented with many diets and medical protocols to differentiate myth from reality. Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best foods, medicines and clinics to introduce them to the readers of the blog he co-founded — RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world. (He’s now a contributor there.)
During that time, he and Annmarie co-founded Annmarie Skin Care, a natural, organic skin care and beauty company. He spends his time now keeping the wheels on this award-winning line as acting CEO.
Sometimes the media is interested in what he’s done. Either he or the Annmarie Skin Care products have been featured or interviewed by many media outlets including The New York Times, Huffington Post, the Style Channel, FOX News, Treehugger and Organic Spa Magazine.
He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Annmarie, two kids, two cats and a chicken.
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What 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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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.
Dr. Bruce Lipton’s Links
- The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
- The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth
- Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here
Ever 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.
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.
Dr. Maria Sirois’s Links & Resources
- A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times)
- Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience From Children Facing Illness