Joshua DawsonIn this episode my dear friend, Joshua Dawson, is back! And he is back on the show sharing how we too can be real life genies and be the change we wish to see in the world.
Ever wonder how to move from a money driven life to a purpose driven life? Josh did too and this was the question he asked himself to get him living his heart’s desire and purpose: “How can I serve? How can I help the world?”
Josh – The Genie – grants wishes to people in need or suffering to remind them to smile again, love life and live in the moment. He teaches us how being a Genie (or living our own heart’s desire) is fun because it’s all about the journey and not the destination!

Meet Joshua Dawson

Joshua Dawson born 1974 is an accomplished genie, entrepreneur and founder of I Am Genie, an inspirational wish granting movement. With his fiancée, Ingrid, he currently resides on magical Galiano Island. He is the loving dad of his beautiful inspirations, Jack and Hugo.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University. His book, The Tiny Book of Magic: A Genie’s Guide to Wishes Fulfilled Life, released in 2016. So far, he has granted hundreds of wishes in over a 100 cities across North America. He is also a TEDx Presenter.

He believes that “The world is full of magic if you know where to look.”

Bea Johnson

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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Kristin NeffThe 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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Soul CampIf 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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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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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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