All year I've been hearing the name Philip McKernan from people I really admire and respect like former podcast guests Giovanni Marsico and Samantha Skelly, so when his team reached out to us about having him on the podcast I was an instant, "Hell yes!" Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with ones SELF. In this interview we jam on all of that, along with other interesting stuff like navigating fear, uncertainty and limitations, the relationship between judgement and compassion, the purpose of pain, how anger keeps us from accessing our intuition and so much more. It's one of those conversations I didn't want to come to an end. You'll probably want to listen more than once. Enjoy!
About Philip McKernan:
Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip.
He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. He helps them transition in their personal and professional lives so people feel aligned in all areas of life. Philip believes who and what we do ‘off the ice’ has a huge impact on our results ‘on the ice’.
In more recent times he has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon and has shared the stage with other speakers like the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson.
With a knack of getting into all sorts of scenarios – he’s caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria and made wine in Australia. He has traveled to 80 countries around the globe and has worked with orphans in Sri Lanka, Peru, India and Guatemala, written 4 books despite being dyslexic and his first documentary film will be released in late 2016. The film explores how the gift of giving makes up feel more worthy and alive. It also explores the science behind the impact of giving on our emotional well being, our mental health, our physiology and our business’s.
Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with ones SELF.
In this episode, Philip shares:
1. Loving what you do, who you are and who you're with
2. How and where we lose our identities in life and what to do about it
3. Common misunderstandings about anger
4. Why people come together in partnership
It's rare that my enthusiasm reads as quietness, but that's what you're going to find in this interview, wild ones. It was so enjoyable to be with a woman who teaches and is into very similar things to Wild Soul Movement, and presents in a very different way. I stumbled upon Devashi on my friend Susana's podcast and knew immediately I must have her on the show. She is a private person and kind of mysterious but the gems she offers are deep - this conversation is an intriguing one. Enjoy!
About Devashi Shakti:
Dévashi Shakti - Founder of Tigress Yoga & Sacred Female Yoga teacher training, is a pioneer in feminine psycho-sexual development and practical Sacred Feminine wisdom. She has a few decades of experience as a practitioner, confidante and teacher. In her private practise, Dévashi has assisted thousands of women & couples to experience awakening of their internal energy. She’s passionate about providing sanctuary spaces for women to learn about their sensuality and sexuality in safe environments, without the ambiguous dynamics often found in the tantric world.
In this episode, Devashi shares:
1. What is feminine embodiment
2. Really being...and the many ways "thinking" gets in the way
3. Travel, nature, animals and how they can be our teachers
So excited about our first Thirsty Thursday episode. This sporadic series is designed to go deeper on topics that I know some of you are super thirsty for, but probably aren't relevant to our general audience. Today's topic is self-publishing. It's something I'm super passionate about and love to geek out on with those who are too, which is why our guest, Chandler Bolt is perfect. He's the founder of Self-Publishing School and believes in our ever-evolving digital age, self-publishing is the best and only way to go. If you're someone with dreams of writing a book, have a listen and enjoy! This discussion could help bring your dream to fruition sooner than you thought!
About Chandler Bolt:
Chandler is the author of 5 bestselling books including “Book Launch” and his most recent book titled “Published.”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.
In this episode, Chandler shares:
1. The advantages of self-publishing over traditional publishing
2. What the process of self-publishing looks like
3. Why it's better to get your book done in a shorter time frame rather than dragging out the creative process
So excited to share todays interview with you - Phil Drolet is one of my soul homies. When we get together it's straight giggles, loud and wild expressiveness, FUN, and a little bit of weirdness. In this conversation we talk about the importance of pace and balance especially for ambitious people, reading your inner compass, challenges, expectations, stepping out of your comfort zone with intention, and more. Enjoy!
About Phil Drolet:
Philippe Drolet is a Peak Performance coach and a former National Team swimmer who has studied with spiritual masters around the world (Shamans in Peru, Healers in California, Tantric Masters in Bali). He now combines the best of performance psychology and Eastern wisdom to help clients achieve world-class professional results while experiencing greater peace, balance and harmony. Philippe has been a guest speaker at Stanford, UCLA and TEDxMileHigh. Discover his work and “Zen Peak Performance” principles at NewKings.co.
In this episode, Phil shares:
1. Methods for cultivating masculine and feminine energies
2. Ways you can step outside your comfort zone and simultaneously benefit other people
3. Alchemizing judgement into compassion
This interview with Amber Krzys can only be described as juicy and ripe because there is SO MUCH to be squeezed out of it. We took a deep dive into deconstructing and reconstructing the programming and conditioning of our culture and society. We get into vulnerability - real vulnerability - not that forced kind that is so rampant in the self-help world these days. We geek out on our journeys and some of the embarrassing stops along the way - and Amber describes what she calls, "creating mutant versions of ourselves." There's TONS of gems in this one, listen closely!
About Amber Krzys:
Born and raised in a single-parent home in Charleston, WV, Amber attended Point Park University where she received an MFA in musical theater. She moved to New York City to pursue her passion of acting, ultimately working on Broadway and touring with the musical Mamma Mia. In 2009, she left the world of theater and earned an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She founded two flourishing businesses as a professional coach and facilitator—bodyheart and Fierce Loving.
Amber has a thriving coaching practice where she serves a wide range of individuals, and also creates and facilitates her own coaching groups for body, business and life. Her individual clients range from moms, artists, small business owners to corporate and creative executives.
Amber’s work as a professional speaker has been featured at TEDx Malibu, MSN, the White House blog, University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University and more. Located in Los Angeles, Amber lives with her boyfriend and two rescue pups, and helps people change their lives for the better as a coach, speaker and author.
In this episode, Amber shares:
1. The Earth as a school and we each have our own curriculum
2. The issue is not the issue - how you relate to the issue is the issue
3. What she's learned speaking at tons of colleges and universities about the differences and similarities between how young men and women experience their bodies and physical appearance
Wild ones, today's guest is a fierce one. I met Shaa at a conference last year and was immediately drawn to her spunky badassness which you will feel almost immediately once you press play on this chat. We talk about friendships and more importantly sisterhood, how your support network is your MOST IMPORTANT network, being an alpha woman in life, business and relationships, and we get super real about racial and gender systems and privilege. This woman is straight to the point, no fluff, no woo. Enjoy the energy!
About Shaa Wasmund:
Shaa Wasmund MBE is one of Britain's most highly regarded female entrepreneurs and was named in early 2016 by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in the UK. She is an international best selling author and award winning businesswoman, who the Institute of Directors voted one of the most connected women in Britain. Her first book, Stop Talking, Start Doing was the #1 Best Selling Business Book in the UK for 14 months in a row, breaking all records. Shaa’s experience is incredibly diverse. Whilst still at University, she became the world’s only licensed female boxing promoter, working alongside Don King to put on 22 World Title fights. Shaa then started working with Sir James Dyson from around his kitchen table and helped build Dyson into one of the most recognised brand names in the world. In 2015 she received an MBE (Member of The British Empire) Award from the Queen for her “services to business and entrepreneurship”. Today, in addition to running her own successful online educational businesses (shaa.com), she is also an acclaimed international speaker, having spoken alongside the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris. And in 2016, The Guardian newspaper named Shaa’s events as one of the Top 10 Events to attend as a small business owner.
In this episode, Shaa shares:
1. Gender roles and equality in society today
2. Alpha women as an intimidation to men
3. The massive importance of having a support network
Today's guest is a long time acquaintance and someone I've recently had the privilege of upgrading to great friend status, Mike Sherbakov. Mike is the kind of guy that makes you want to be a better person. A grounded, driven dude, committed to living and loving life, he shows up in a way that is really inspiring. Having recently launched his new project The Greatness Foundation, we spent this chat exploring many aspects of greatness: service, self-care, discipline, habits, how to be present with tough stuff, being driven, LIVING life, travel, being a dad, having fun, cultivating community and more. Enjoy!
About Mike Sherbakov:
Mike Sherbakov is the founder of The Greatness Foundation, on a mission to positively impact one billion lives. Learning the importance of integrity, honor, and hard work during his time on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, Mike is fascinated with exploring human potential.
He holds degrees in kinesiology and psychology along with advanced certifications in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and yoga. Mike travels the world supporting game-changing organizations and causes, speaks on stages, consults for innovative start-ups and collaborates with organizations like Fitbit, lululemon athletica, and Equinox.
Committed to learning, Mike is established as an expert in the areas of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and wellness. He inspires others to choose greatness as a leader in the community and passionately pursues humanitarian efforts around the globe.
In this episode, Mike shares:
1. Travel and adventure when Mike's son is with him
2. How to manage your energy
3. Navigating the transition from good to great
Today's episode is a fun and rich conversation with a like mind-body-souled woman doing her untamed thing in her very unique and powerful way. What I admire about Rashida so much is her resilience. As a black woman, a full-figured woman, and a lesbian, she has faced all kinds of shaming and discrimination in her life. We explore how she not only got through it, but flourishes anyway. Two big aspects of that being creative expression and her relationship to God. We went all in on the God conversation and I'm hoping for those who don't prefer to use the term "God" you can hang in there anyway and get the nuggets that apply to any belief system. Plus lots more. Enjoy!
About Rashida KhanBey:
Rashida KhanBey (Rashi) is an Actor, Filmmaker, Sacred Dance & Movement Instructor born and raised in Chicago,IL. Rashida is on a mission to help women come back to life from the numbness caused by unresolved past pain and trauma that has kept women living lives that are less than the vibrant and joyful experience that is our birthright. With over 20 years of professional training and performance experience in various styles of dance from Pan-African Diasporic Movement to Classical Ballet, Theatre performance and production Rashi illuminates the healing power behind activating the dance + storytelling as vehicles for change in our daily lives. Rashi believes that it is through visceral movement & telling our stories without shame that help us step back into the most untamed version of ourselves. And that untamed essence being the very thing that reconnects to a personal and real relationship with God.
In this episode, Rashida shares:
1. Moments of initiation
2. Prayer as a form of surrender
3. Permission, sensuality, and developing a personal relationship with God
I thought about titling this episode "How To Be A Total F*cking QUEEN" because that is what Jadah Sellner is. This conversation was an all time favorite, I even rearranged the podcast schedule to bump it up because I didn't want you to have to wait to hear it. We ran the gamut from how to have conversations with your kids about very real, important things around sex, body parts, safety, and creativity to navigating the transitional "not yet" space in between moves and moments, and not putting a timeline on your dreams. Jadah shared how she and her family make "intentional trade-offs" and dropped wisdom bombs full of grace and so much care on all the topics we covered. I cannot wait to hear what you get out of this one - SO.DAMN.GOOD. xo
About Jadah Sellner:
Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies –– the #1 green smoothie online resource. She and her friend, Jen Hansard, host the wildly popular (and free) 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge at simplegreensmoothies.com. Their “healthy obsession” with green smoothies has become a global movement where over one million people have embraced this simple and healthy habit.
In 2009, Jadah became an entrepreneur and now helps creatives, bloggers, and small business owners build communities with love, impact, and world-changing ideas at jadahsellner.com.
When Jadah’s not blending spinach, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table, having epic dance parties, and helping dreamers change the world. Jadah lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, George, daughter Zoe, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.
In this episode, Jadah shares:
1. Making "intentional trade-offs" on your way to having it all
2. How to navigate transitions and the "not yet" space when you know what you want but aren't quite there yet
3. Tough but important conversations to have with kids
Today's guest is one of my very favorite people to jam on all things spiritual, energetic and metaphyiscal with. He's more well read, studied, and articulated than most other humans I've ever met, and he has a way of putting things that when it hits your brain it literally feels like a new pathway has been created. At least it feels that way for me and I hope you get to have a similar experience as you listen to this awesome jam session with my good friend Dr. Matt Kreinheder. We get into various aspects of the spiritual experience, how people make meaning out of things, integrating experiences, boundaries, the relationship between body, mind, spirit and emotions. There's a TON of jewels in here and you don't even have to dig for them. Enjoy!!
About Dr. Matt Kreinheder:
Dr. Matt Kreinheder is a transformational healer, speaker and coach. He has a doctorate in chiropractic, a master’s degree in acupuncture and has professionally written for publications all over the globe.
Dr. Matt’s focus is helping entrepreneurs and high performers step into the next level of who their soul is calling them to be. Dr. Matt has been trained at the highest level of Network Spinal Analysis and mentored under Donny Epstein, one of the world’s most renown healers. His focus is to serve the “Kings and Queens” – those people who are ready, willing and able to make a difference in the world and propel us into the new era of enlightened leadership.
In this episode, Dr. Matt shares:
1. How people are interpreting the spiritual experience/their spiritual experiences
2. How people make meaning of things
3. The relationship between body, mind, spirit and emotions
I loved doing this interview!! Denise and I go back many years as we met in the space of attending events and learning how to build our businesses. It's not only been a blast to watch Denise's success unfold (which it has in a big way!) but I'm also a student of hers, so it's extra awesome to have partaken in, and benefitted enormously from her genius. In this interview we are getting down and dirty with a topic that some people are still uncomfortable with but most people really need to cultivate a healthier relationship with - MONEY! We jam on excuses, money blocks, the beliefs that influence your earning potential and receptivity, dynamics between partners in relationships around money and work, role models (or a lack thereof which a lot of people can relate to), and much much more. It's a super juicy conversation - definitely the kind you'll want to listen to a few times over.
About Denise Duffield-Thomas:
Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business.
Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances.
Denise is an award winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life. Find her at www.LuckyBitch.com
In this episode, Denise shares:
1. Handling the concept of asking for money
2. The dynamics between partners and relationships with money and work
3. Getting what you want by letting go of excuses
This is a different kind of episode. I wrote this post on Facebook yesterday and after all the notes, thank you's and shares, I felt the nudge to record it, so you can listen to it whenever you need it and also, added a little twist for you as well, have a listen and please share with anyone you know who can also use the love and encouragement. Thank you.
The original post:
A LOVE NOTE TO ANYONE HEALING FROM ANYTHING
(With extra special love to my own personal clients, #wildsoul women and loved ones who I know are showing up and doing their very best right now.)
You've got this.
I know the pain can feel almost unbearable sometimes and the weight of all that lies ahead of you can be terrifying, but you've got this.
I know you might feel totally isolated sometimes, like no one can possibly understand, or maybe that people are tired of hearing you talk about it, but you've got this.
I know you might feel impatient because you wanted your healing to be done already, and there's no end in sight, but you've got this.
I know you forget constantly, that often the thing that you're healing from is the result of YEARS of living with some kind of trauma or health problem, known or unknown. Which means yes, it's going to take a bit of time to unwind it and reboot a healthier operating system - physically, mentally, emotionally, and in other ways...
And that it can be SO FRUSTRATING, but you've got this.
I know that life might look easier and better for a lot of other people, but you'd be surprised to know what other humans are holding and walking through also.
The strength, scope, and resilience of the human spirit is vast. It's far beyond our measuring or imagining and this vastness is not reserved for certain "special" humans only...you are included, so you have DEFINITELY got this.
I don't need to know anything about you to believe in you 100%, to know that if you're still alive, taking one breath at a time, you've absolutely got this.
You are doing it right now, you are healing.
You are reconnecting with the wise, wonderful, infinitely loving, capable and genuine part of yourself that is healthy, pure, and true.
You are doing an amazing job!
This post is your reminder, especially on the tough days, to keep going.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other, take those tender steps forward, and be kind to yourself when sometimes forward looks like backwards because, YOU'VE GOT THIS.
So save it if you need it, share it with someone you know could use it too, print it out, keep it in your journal, or by your bathroom mirror, fold it up and put it in your wallet, just keep remembering...
THERE IS NO DOUBT, YOU'VE GOT THIS.
I've known about Jonathan Fields for about five years now. We have tons of mutual friends and we even wracked our brains when we first got on Skype to do this interview, "Is it really possible we haven't met in real life?" So this was a fun time getting to know each other and geeking out on topics we're both really into like love of learning, creativity, the complexity of life in the 21st century, the humble pursuit of simplicity and more. We also get into some good stuff from his new book How To Live A Good Life, and talk about personality tests, strengths, and weaknesses. This conversation is more than good. Enjoy!
About Jonathan Fields:
Jonathan Fields inspires possibility. A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, teacher and strategist, he founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students and led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation.
His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom, offers a gateway to a life of meaning, connection and vitality. To celebrate the book’s release and inspire early interest, Jonathan is doing something pretty extraordinary. In addition to offering fantastic pre-order bonuses, he’s teamed with the One Tree Planted foundation to plant a 10,000 tree “Good Life Forest!” When you pre-order your copy of the book before the October 18th publication date, you’ll also be sponsoring a tree and doing good for the planet (and for you). You can get all the details at GoodLifeProject.com/book.
Now, working with his wife and a world-class faculty, he runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where they produce a top-rated podcast channel and video-series with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views and downloads. Good Life Project also offers in-person and online events and trainings, including their annual 400+ person Camp GLP gathering.
Jonathan regularly keynotes at events and has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much.
When not writing, teaching, building things or telling stories, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter.
In this episode, Jonathan shares:
1. How pop psychology and self-knowledge interface with each other when we're seeking.
2. Living by default rather than design.
3. Daily rituals and the three buckets he uses to simplify life
You know it's a great conversation when it's really tough to put words to a) how much I enjoyed it and b) how much it meant to me personally. Rebecca Campbell is just fantastic. She's light, she's deep, she's real, she fun, and her spirituality is grounded - which you all know is really important in the #wildsoul world. We talk about the dance between softness and getting things done, being of service, having a mission and what it means to be a light worker. We get into mysticism and mystery, trust, surrender and unfolding. I know some of those terms sound vague, so we paid special attention to getting to the tangible roots of them and weaving the threads together. This is a "listen a few times" kind of episode. Enjoy!
About Rebecca Campbell:
Rebecca Campbell is a best selling author, spiritual teacher, grounded spiritual mentor and soulful guide. Bestselling author of Light Is the New Black, Rebecca has guided thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. Her second book Rise Sister Rise launches this October.
Rebecca teaches internationally and is passionate about helping people connect with their intuition and follow what lights them up in order to live wonderful lives both personally and professionally. She believes that when we follow what lights us up and courageously share that with the world, we light up the world with our presence. In 2015 she was awarded the ‘Promising New Talent’ award by the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London. In 2016 Rebecca received ‘Emerging Voice’ by Kindred Spirit Magazine and was honoured to receive the ‘100 Women of Spirit’ award by Dadi Janki of the Brahama Kumaris for feminine leadership and spiritual service.
Drawing on her unique experience as an award winning advertising creative director, Rebecca loves helping people tap into their creativity and lead from a place that is authentic and light up the world in a way that only they can.
Co-creator of The Spirited Project she teaches regularly and has been featured in several publications such as The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Mind Body Green, Heal Your Life and Psychologies.
Jet setter meets gypsy spirit, in her twenties Rebecca blogged her way around the world as The Skype Nomad and shared her adventures in a regular column in The Daily Telegraph. She also spent a year of her life painting her way around the world with The Let’s Colour Project.
Originally from the sunny shores of Sydney, Rebecca now lives in London but you can find her down under most summers getting her salt water and sunshine fix.
Website: www.rebeccacampbell.me Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebeccathoughts Instagram/Twitter: @rebeccathoughts
In this episode, Rebecca shares:
1. How and why tracking your cycle as a woman is an endlessly useful practice
2. The experience of being called into living your message
3. The usefulness and importance of power, trust, surrender and unfolding
Wild ones, this was one of my favorite interviews ever because Rog Law is one of my favorite humans ever. He is soul family to me, a hilarious friend, and someone who I love to jam on the full range of life topics with and that's exactly what we do in this conversation. We talk about health and fitness, habits, discipline showing up, and Bruce Lee. We get into how we became friends, the concept of "killing the revolution" and you may have to turn the volume down when he answers the first question because I laughed harder than I think I ever have on the show before. He also shares his self-guided course of study into masculinity over the last few years. This one is really fun and very informative. Enjoy!
About Rog Law:
The only thing that Rog Law loves more than fitness are Cinnabons, Dragon Ball Z, and laughing like an 8 year old on the playground. Using his unique style of hilarity and an unyielding sense of positivity, his goal is to show people how to use fitness as a tool to not only get in shape and feel amazing, but to make every area of their lives better.
Legend has it that if you turn off the lights and say “Rog Law” in the mirror three times, he will show up and eat all the food in your refrigerator.
In this episode, Rog shares:
1. Rog's "Just The Tip" Method for forming new habits
2. How to keep showing up to things that are good for you even when you don't want to
3. Why Jiu Jitsu has taught him more about being a man than anything else
This is an experimental episode, wild ones and I can't wait to hear how you respond to it. Kisma Orbovich is a dear friend who I met through working with Sheevaun Moran, and fun fact, was my next door neighbor in my first place in San Diego (for over a year before I even met her!). She's a super sensitive soul who was always a bit different from the people around her and didn't discover or embrace the gifts of her sensitivity until after many years as a musician playing all over the world in orchestras and philharmonics, and opening a yoga studio in Michigan. In this episode we get her expertise on the eight soul energies she uses to help clients identify and fulfill their purpose and understand themselves and she helps us understand how to relate to intuition. Enjoy!
About Kisma Orbovich:
Kisma Orbovich is often referred to as a leading transformational expert incorporating ancient wisdom for modern day success. She’s co-host of the award winning podcast Illumination with Nick and Kisma (click here) and is an active mentor for high performing artists, celebrities, CEO’s and entrepreneurs.
Kisma speaks and trains all over the world as well as from her online platform where she reaches thousands of students. She’s passionate about helping people clear their blockages so they can Manifest from their Higher Self, step into their Full Potential and lead their life and business in line with their Soul’s Purpose. She teaches humans how to command their reality and live from Infinite Awareness.
Founder of Illumination Academy™ Kisma is certified in Auric Clearing, DNA Activation, Karmic Imprint Clearing, Divine Soul Reading, and Yoga (500 RYT). Her foundation is Vedanta and Holodynamics and she leads retreats to Maui, India, San Diego and other locations worldwide.
Kisma lives in Carlsbad with her partner, Nick Hansinger, CEO of Source Movement and travels the globe to stay in touch with her daughter, Zoe Hu and teach workshops.
In this episode, Kisma shares:
1. How the spiritual path isn't linear or easy all the time but totally worth it if you're willing to do the work (and tools to help you do the work!)
2. The eight soul energies
3. Divine Right Timing and Order
This interview has been months in the making and proof that Divine Right Timing is a thing. While trying to schedule this interview Katie and I went back and forth a million times, then we did it, and I ended up deleting the file and we had to re-do it. That said, we finally did it and I'm super glad because the conversation around healing from addictions from eating disorders to being a workaholic, self-help exhaustion and journaling as an integration tool was great. Enjoy!
About Katie Dalebout:
Through her blog, podcasts, videos, and courses, millennial blogger, speaker, and podcast host Katie Dalebout curates inspired wisdom that guides people to go deep and sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. She’s a contributor to Hello Giggles, Refinery29, and Mind Body Green, and in 2013 launched the weekly podcast Let It Out, which attracted wellness and lifestyle celebrities such as Gabrielle Bernstein, Tara Stiles, and Joe Cross in its first few episodes. She’s the author of the Amazon best-selling book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling (Hay House, 2016). She helps people develop a positive image of their bodies by embracing their creativity and personality outside of their physicality. She’s on a mission to share journaling tools that invoke deeper authenticity and self awareness.
In this episode, Katie shares:
1. Body Diversity and why it's helpful to gain an appreciation for all shapes and sizes
2. All things journaling - all the ways, the different types of journaling, and different purposes it can serve
This is a fun interview, wild ones. Kute Blackson is someone whose name I've been seeing and hearing around the transformational space for years but hadn't had a chance to drop in with until this interview. What you're going to hear in this episode is his incredible story of growing up witnessing miracles in Ghana that many of us would balk at, going against his family's wishes and coming to the US when he was 18 years old, and how he interacted with feeling that he was truly being led by a higher intelligence. We talk about navigating anger, how miraculous just being here and being alive is, and he shares a great question his dad used to ask him whenever he would worry as a teenager that I totally loved. Enjoy!
About Kute Blackson:
A charismatic visionary and transformational teacher, Kute Blackson offers a fresh, bold look at spiritual awareness for a whole new generation. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Kute's multicultural upbringing as the child of a Japanese mother and a Ghanaian father has spanned four different continents. His unique lineage lay the foundation for his approach to breaking down barriers and unlocking an individual's true gifts and greatness. Kute quickly learned that the "outside-in" approach favored by so many in the personal development space had to become an inside-out approach. So he decided to create his own method—a process that liberates the individual and the true self at the core and then pushes those gifts outward into the universe. This helps the individual get in touch with who they really are. It is a process of breaking free—so that the individual can live, give, and share the truest expression of their self. This is what Kute calls "Liberated Living." Colored with experiences from his own incredible journey, Kute’s debut book, You.Are.The.One., published by Simon & Schuster and released worldwide on June 7, 2016, shows readers how to unlock their true potential and live a life they love, through love. Kute is a next generation world leader out to awaken millions to Love and to Live their inspired destiny.
In this episode, Kute shares: 1. What Kute means by the title of his book "You Are The One" 2. The courage to tell the truth even when there's consequences 3. What compassion really means and how we can apply it to ourselves and others
Rachael Maddox is not only today's guest, but someone I've recently got to know better and a dear friend of Michael's. That's actually the reason you're getting to enjoy her on the show today - the last time they hung out she gifted him a copy of her book. I happened to get to it before he did and just a few chapters in I was Facebook messaging her to come on and talk specifically about healing from sexual trauma as it's something A LOT of my wild soul women face. I learned a ton and appreciate her loving nature, personal healing journey and fierce desire to serve now from the other side of things.
As this can be a super sensitive and triggering topic, please please reach out to either of us if you need any support during or after listening to this one.
About Rachael Maddox:
Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who dedicates her days to helping women who’ve experienced sexual trauma unshame and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness. She recently published her first book, Secret Bad Girl, where she tells the story of her own unshaming and reclaiming–of her wildness, her sensuality, her shadows and her light. Emerging now on a fierce mission to help as many women as possible who’ve experienced trauma, Rachael offers one-on-one support, courses, and a mastermind for women who are ready to dance hard with life.
For fun, Rachael writes songs on her ukulele, swims naked as often as possible, and lays quietly under trees.
In this episode, Rachael shares:
1. What happens in the body, the brain and the nervous system when trauma gets triggered
2. Specific and deep insights into healing from sexual trauma
3. What to do in times when you don't actually have a choice
A few months back a woman shared a video in the Untame Yourself Facebook group with one line of description, "THIS IS INCREDIBLE." The video is titled, "What Men Are Craving" and it's a talk given by someone I'd met before - John Wineland. The conversation that erupted in the comments on that post was so interesting. From oooohing and ahhhing to getting really triggered, it was clear this conversation was a hot one. So I invited John on the show to dig deeper into what he covered in the video and to be honest, challenge him a bit on some of the things that I personally felt were a "bit much" myself. What ensued is a gorgeous conversation where I cried at least once. This is a savorer - enjoy!
About John Wineland:
For the better part of a decade, John Wineland, an LA-based men's group facilitator, speaker and teacher has been guiding both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment.
Known for his groundbreaking work with men, John travels world-wide teaching his vision of embodied men's work and deep relational practice. In 2014, he founded The New Men’s Work Project, which has attracted men from around the world looking to develop as leaders in their relationships and communities. The Project is committed to the staggering goal of creating 1000 men's groups world-wide in the next ten years and has already supported trainings and groups throughout Europe and the U.S. John's clients include entrepreneurs, leading thinkers in the world of personal development and entertainment, Ted speakers and creative leaders in Hollywood.
John has studied and assisted with some of the world's leading spiritual, tantric and relational teachers; and he brings this multi-faceted approach, which is both energetic and highly practical, to his workshops and experiential coaching sessions. John's embodiment driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice, but from the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, and Kundalini yoga; as well as the Taoist traditions of Iron Shirt Qi-Gong, to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts.
John is a frequent contributor to The Good Men Project, writing on spiritual and relational masculine practice; and has been featured on The Elephant Journal and Love TV. This year, John's first book, The Art of Masculine Leadership will be offered by Make a Difference Press in late October. He will also be traveling throughout Europe and the U.S. leading workshops on embodied men's work and sexual intimacy. Specific offerings include:
Institute for Masculine Leadership, which will offer a series of workshops, teachings and relational trainings to men.
The Art of Masculine Leadership, a three day training for men, London, England.
Masculine Mastery: A Workshop for Warriors, with other Metaphysical Fitness Elders and Founder, Justin Patrick Pierce
The Art of Authentic Intimacy, an ongoing series with Founder of Authentic World, Kendra Cunov;
The Aquarian Relationship Series, a 21st century exploration into Intimacy and Yogic practices with renowned author, speaker and Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Guru Jagat.
In this episode, John shares:
1. Embracing the feminine through time in nature
2. How men and women can relate with greater consideration and harmony
3. Why and how partnership is such and intense growth path
I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of today's guest Alexi Panos back in July and it was absolutely the best wedding I've ever attended. The reasons why are exactly the same reason why her interview is awesome. Alexi's energy is contagious and the woman's got depth and breadth. She's super fun, sexy, and grounded while being very conscious, intentional and focused on service. We talk about her first awakening while on tour with Ja Rule back in a former life where she was a singer, how it led her to building wells in Africa for the last 11 years and what she's learned about happiness through those journeys. Enjoy!
About Alexi Panos:
Alexi Panos is a truth junkie.
She's on a mission to make personal development mainstream by synthesizing big ideas into fun, bite sized nuggets of goodness that spread throughout the world and create a ripple effect of positivity and love.
Alexi does this through speaking + facilitating workshops around the globe, dishing insights from her personal quest for truth in her books + blogs, and knocking people’s socks off with her energetic YouTube Series. She created the school she always wanted to go to: SOUL SCHOOL-a global community of souls who are serious about diving deeper into what it means to be human, living their unique truth and creating with a sense of purpose. She is the co-founder of The Bridge Method (online) and The Bridge Experience (live workshops), which is a fully immersive and high octane human potential training that yields incredible results.
Alexi also facilitates global leadership training programs around the world through her non-profit E.P.I.C. (Everyday People Initiating Change) that give people the tools they need to implement global giveback initiatives to communities in need.
She's insanely committed to empowering ONE BILLION people to harness their unique gifts in order to create a Compound Inspiration Effect that truly changes our world. She shoots straight from the heart and takes no prisoners...because your life is too important to not be lived fully.
In this episode, Alexi shares:
1. How meditation is efficiency
2. What she learned about happiness by building wells in Africa
3. Healing from sexual trauma
This is a super treat today, to have another dear friend, Amy Porterfield on the show. The reason it's so exciting is because I get to talk to Amy about things most people don't since her business is about social media marketing and doesn't really involve sharing much about her personal life. We get into being the primary breadwinner and how she appreciates her husband as a provider in many other ways, we talk about her experience being a step-mom, and we riff on the many intricacies of living in this interesting social media age we're in right now. Enjoy and share if you know anyone these topics apply to (which I have a feeling you do!).
If you've read my book, you know there's an entire chapter on spiritual bypass and this is something I get really fired up about. We continue to talk about it because it's one of those things that people often don't know is even a thing while they're right in the middle of doing it. Today's guest Jen Blackstock is one of my best friends and a repeat guest which makes it extra special and wild as we get into energetic hygiene, personal responsibility, integrating the mind and body, and true sovereignty. It's a meaty conversation, probably one you'll want to listen to more than once. Enjoy!
This is one of those conversations that can only be described as electric. As I was interviewing today's guest, Nancy Levin, we were both so into what was coming up, it felt like two girls on a spiritual playground climbing the monkey bars of life's deepest questions. We talk about desire and authenticity, the relationship between anger, sadness and grief. We get into how to take your power back by owning the qualities of yourself you've buried or denied, and of course, financial ease. I hope you all love this one as much as I do - it's a gem!
Today I've got my new gal pal Lori Harder on the show and I want to tell you what I appreciate about her most - being a fitness model and having a super successful network marketing business, Lori is a person we could all easily judge on many levels using the good old, "Easy for her..." In this conversation you get to hear how it isn't always easy for her, why she keeps going and how she does when it's not, and the value of earning your happy. This woman is shining her light super brightly in the world and committed to learning as she goes. It's a great one, enjoy!