Benjamin Shalva

In this episode, Benjamin Shalva and I discuss:

– How and why ambition can be addicting.

– The technique of breath, word and deed and how it can help.

– How to get out of the “any day now” practice.

– That the road to hell is not paved with good intentions, it’s paved with unexamined intentions and what this means.

– How mindfulness can actually bring to us what we are really looking for and so much more!


Meet Benjamin Shalva

As a rabbi, writer, meditation teacher and yoga instructor, Benjamin Shalva leads seminars and workshops around the world. He serves on the faculty of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington. His writings have been published in the Washington Post, Spirituality & Health magazine as well as the Elephant Journal.

Here’s what’s shared in Davidji’s interview:Davidji

– The beautiful story of his wake up call.

– What is the best way to begin a meditation practice.

– What does it mean to destressify your life.

– How to interrupt unhealthy patterns.

– How to find the answers to all our questions.

– Teaches us a process called SODA to help when we become triggered.

– 16 seconds to clarity and tactical breathing

– Transforming the world by transforming ourselves

– And so much more…


Meet Davidji

Davidji is a globally recognized mindbody health & wellness expert, mindful performance trainer, meditation teacher & author of Amazon’s Best Seller: destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind; and he is also the author of the book: Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace & Personal Transformation, winner of the Nautilus Book Award. He is credited with creating the 21-day meditation process, which spawned hundreds of 21-day meditation experiences & challenges around the world. Often referred to as the Velvet Voice of Stillness, he can be heard on more than 500 guided meditations.

Davidji’s new, revised, second edition of “Secrets of Meditation” will be launching in March, If you would like a copy, you can pre order it here: http://amzn.to/2hJyMiI


Franco and LisaIn this episode, Franco and Lisa share with us:

– How to get out of our mind and live more consciously.

– What does the science of happiness mean and why it may not be what we think.

– The beliefs that keep us stuck and insecure.

– What is a thought and how to recognize when we are in it.

– How to quiet your mind.

– How to survive the Holidays with a light heart.


Meet Franco and Lisa

Lisa and Franco co-wrote and illustrated the book, Whose Mind Is It Anyway? When they met 5 years ago they quickly realized their life experiences had led them to a similar understanding of the nature of the mind and thought. Whose Mind Is It Anyway? began as an EBook Lisa wrote and gave away on her website. The ebook struck a chord with many people dealing with anxiety and depression as well as those just trying to get through a hard time. Within a short time it was downloaded over 10,000 times so they decided to work together to create a more complete, print version in order to have a greater impact.
BJ MillerIn this week’s episode, Dr. BJ Miller shares with us:
– How the little experiences in life are usually the more important and impactful ones.
– Why thinking about our death can increase the quality of our life.
– What we can learn from death.
– The differences between hospice care and palliative care.
– How life is a creative pursuit.
– What really matters at the end of life and so much more!
You do not want to miss this episode!

Meet BJ Miller

BJ Miller is a hospice & palliative medicine physician.  He sees patients and families at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he also teaches and serves on faculty.  In addition to this, he serves as advisor for Zen Hospice Project, a residential hospice facility and education centre in San Francisco. Dr. Miller also consults at the intersection of palliative care and design & frequently speaks publicly on this topic. He has largely redesigned his sense of physical presence after an accident in college left him without both his legs and part of one arm. Dr Miller offers a transformative reframing on how we move trough the world and experience our bodies and life.

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Anita Moorjani

In this Episode, Anita Moorjani shares:
  • 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.

Meet Anita Moorjani

An international speaker and New York Times best-selling author, Anita Moorjani had been given mere hours to live by her doctors on the morning of February 2, 2006. Unable to move and in a deep coma caused by cancer that had ravaged her body for nearly four years, Anita entered another realm where she experienced great clarity and understanding about her life and purpose.
Now completely cancer-free, Anita travels the globe giving talks and workshops and has been on various television shows around the world, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, The Dr. Oz Show, and the National Geographic Channel to name a few.

Kim AnamiIn this week’s episode, Kim Anami shares with us:

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

Kim Anami is a holistic sex and relationship coach, a writer and a speaker. Her work is a spiritual synthesis of two decades of growth-accelerating practices she uses to propel clients into higher stratospheres of connection, intimacy, energy and creativity.
Her musings on life and love have graced Playboy, Elle, Oprah Magazine, Shape and many more. She has also been featured on national talk shows such as E! Network and CNN.

Note

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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In this episode, you will learn:Jen Bricker

Jen Bricker has an approach to life which is living without hesitation and just going for it.

Being conscious of the language we use as directly impacting the behaviours we live out.

Being aware of the impact words such as “coincidence” and “can’t” have on our psyche.

The many challenges Jen has faced in her life and how she overcame them.

What Jen believes holds people back from living their dreams.

How faith can impact our everyday life and how having a daily spiritual practices can shape and influence our minds.


Meet Jen Bricker

Jen Bricker is an author, aerialist, and motivational speaker. A state champion in power tumbling, she has traveled internationally with Britney Spears’s Circus Tour and has been featured on numerous news shows, including HBO’s Real Sports and Good Morning America to name a few. Jen currently lives in Los Angeles and has added a successful speaking career to her list of accomplishments, including a TEDx talk. Through her faith, drive, and determination, she continues to prove to herself and others that everything is possible.


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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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