I'm pleased to introduce our first ever musician to the show today - Trevor Hall. Trevor's BIG TRUTH was threefold, "Not trying to figure it all out, being comfortable with the unknown and surrendering into that space."
We talked about:
-His most recent album release which was both innovative and unconventional
-His path as a professional musician (This was fascinating to me! He signed a record deal at 18, and produced two albums in four years that never saw the light of day. I didn't even know that was possible...)
-The meaning of his latest album title, "The Fruitful Darkness"
-Some of his favorite artists and tours
-How music breaks down walls and barriers
We also kept it real and geeked out on our favorite TV shows. I think his is really going to surprise you. Enjoy!
About Trevor Hall:
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was, rather, his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album, soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music.
Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
His previous full-length album releases, Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively and were supported by extensive tours around the US and Australia. Beyond his intention to spread love and healing through music, Hall also collects donations to support children’s education in India and has continuously donated to charities and relief funds.
The Fruitful Darkness is Trevor’s first independent release — supported by his fans know as THE VILLAGERS — has become the #1 Music campaign of its kind in 2017 — after a decade plus recording for established labels such as Geffen and Vanguard. “There have been many hurdles and triumphs along the way” Hall reflects. “This album conveys the deep vulnerability of journeying through the unknown, as opposed to playing it safe.” Besides the change in infrastructure, the album itself explores completely new sonic terrain and is being released unconventionally, in three song installments on specific lunar dates. The first three tracks dropped worldwide this September 15th on iTunes.
Today we have Julie Santiago with us and she had two BIG TRUTHS to share with us.
The first she called universal, "We all know who we are and what we want."
The second she called personal, "I want my life to be super simple."
So we dove into both. Specifically:
-How she is simplifying
-The paradox of control - we have so much control and so much is out of our control
-The drive to be known, to know ourselves, and to be understood
-Being complete without kids
-Navigating personal growth while being in a long term relationship when your partner isn't necessarily on the same path you are
She also shared what it was like growing up in Louisiana in a Lebanese family. This is a really juicy one that took a lot of twists and turns. Enjoy!
About Julie Santiago:
Julie Santiago is a former Wall Street Trader turned writer, speaker, teacher and guide for women who are ready to break out of the box and start living their Truth.
She graduated from John Hopkins University with honors and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Transformational Life Coach, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
She has led thousands of amazing women through her virtual communities, live events and in-person transformational retreats. She incorporates a variety of modalities including yoga, meditation, coaching, holistic wellness, and spiritual philosophy to guide women on their path to awakening.
Today's Sermon is based around an experience I had earlier this week. If you’re on Instagram and you ever watch my stories, you know I go to the beach most mornings out of the week. It’s where and how I connect, and make time to attune myself to nature, who for me and I believe for all who are willing to pay close attention - is my greatest teacher.
She is a master at using what she has.
She doesn’t take more than she needs.
She’s extremely mysterious but always reveals exactly what you need to know in a way you can receive and understand it.
I get a lot out of time in nature, especially by the ocean. Especially lately in Point Dume, here in Malibu. So listen in to some reflections I had during and after climbing up the highest peak and walking out to the furthest cliff.
Today's guest, Lisa Romano, is an expert in helping people overcome faulty childhood programming that narcissistic abuse and codependency creates. We got all up in emotions, mindset, how you think about yourself if you've had either of these experiences, gaslighting, and other struggles this kind of dysfunction contributes to. Even if you haven't experienced either of these things, you may find this conversations useful as we also covered things that impact almost everyone at some point - attachment theory, developing a healthy sense of self, releasing unhealthy fears, how to communicate with narcissistic and codependent people in your life, and how other parenting dynamics impact children (especially before the age of seven!). This is one to listen to more than once and definitely share with loved ones who you know are working through these things as well. Thank you!
About Lisa Romano:
Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in mentoring and coaching abused adult children from dysfunctional homes, who feel stuck in their lives and who are seeking to move beyond their painful pasts. Romano also coaches adults who find themselves feeling dissatisfied with their lives and who are finding it difficult to understand what beliefs or thought processes are preventing them from living a fulfilling life. She is also a bestselling author, popular Youtube Vlogger, radio show host, and speaker.
In this episode, Lisa shares:
1. Mapping the brain
2. How we "ice skate" over our pain and what happens when we do
3. Smart parenting to not pass these things onto your kids
This episode was inspired by a recent post I made on Facebook about real, deep body love and acceptance. The responses to the post inspired me to being writing a piece around it during a writing workshop I attended recently in Mexico. And then, days after I'd made the post, as women were still chiming in, I realized this conversation is only just beginning. There is a lot to unpack and explore here. It's tender and personal, but also shared because we've all grown up in this culture with it's heinous messaging about and towards women and their bodies. If you are someone with a history of body issues or disordered eating, please check in with yourself first before you listen as it could be triggering. And if you'd like to add to the conversation, visit the show notes page to chime in on the Facebook thread or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of love on this one. xo, E
Today's episode is so fun. Our guest, Jordan Harbinger, is the host of one of the top all time podcasts on iTunes, so he's interviewed hundreds of people. He also went to law school and began his career working on Wall Street, so he has a wide array of perspectives to share and I let my curiosity take us to a lot of different places during this chat. We talked about toxic relationships, self-judgment, how to prioritize your life and sanity, and we explored some "soft skills" and the stories behind how Jordan developed them earlier in his career. We also got into self-awareness, the money value of time (took us back to microeconomics in college!), identity, and keeping score in relationships. There are lots of stories and examples in this one, enjoy and share!
About Jordan Harbinger:
Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur.
He’s the owner and co-founder of The Art of Charm, a consulting & coaching company – as well as a top 50 podcast on iTunes – which he’s been hosting for over a decade.
Jordan’s company, The Art of Charm, holds boot camps and training sessions companies and individuals that want to learn the elements of emotional intelligence to become more persuasive, confident and charismatic.
The Art of Charm receives over 2,500,000 downloads per month and growing.
Jordan’s business sense, extensive knowledge of the industry and contemporary approach to teaching make him one of the best and most sought-after coaches in the world.
Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive.
Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.
In this episode, Jordan shares:
1. Any problem that can be solved with money is not that big of a problem - what that really means
2. Degrees of giving
3. If you can't see yourself, you can't free yourself
Going into 2017 I knew it was going to be a year focused on healing.
I didn’t know it was going to be a year of embracing my mystical nature.
I’d been intrigued by the idea of mysticism for the last few years. Had even picked up a book called The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints and Sages: A Wisdom Treasury on a road trip in Ashland Oregon the Summer of 2015. But for some reason I was waiting to dive in. Last year I finally took the plunge.
Today's episode explores some of that exploration. Enjoy!
Today's episode probably isn't as big of a deal as it feels like to me. Or maybe it is. I don't know. What I do know and have known for a while is that change was called for, so I surrendered. I'd been feeling the momentum of inevitability behind me for the last five or so months, like a force of miraculous grace. I took my time, listened, and applied deeper trust than I've had to on any decision in my career to date.
It's been the kind of transition where you question your sanity, because you're about to throw a wrench in something that works really well. I don't really know what to expect, but I know what I sense in my bones is coming and I've got to believe I'm ready for it, or it wouldn't be happening now.
I officially decided to change the name of the show in the beginning of December. Because I'd recorded several episodes with the old name, I had to wait until today, 1/22 to make the announcement. And of course, because divine timing is always happening, it worked out that I got the extra little boost of faith I needed when Oprah blessed us with this sentence at the 2018 Golden Globes, "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have."
So, welcome to the new evolution of the podcast - Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto. Have a listen to the episode to ring it in, and to hear a bit more about why, what this means for the show moving forward, and some other creations in the works for 2018. To our listeners, guests, and my team and teachers, I love you. Thank you so much. This is the epitome of co-creation, as not a single moment of the show would be possible without tremendous collaborative effort. <3
When I sat down to record this it was the Sunday night the week before it goes live. I realized as I began that it was the final episode under the original name of the podcast - Untame the Wild Soul. So I thought it would be apropos to dedicate the episode to one way of knowing when it’s time to move on from something. Even when the something is really good, excellent even.
And in fact how sometimes because something is excellent is exactly why we have to move on from it. Enjoy and be sure to tune into the next episode to learn the new name of the show! xo, E
Today's episode goes really deep and gets really esoteric in some parts, (which I love, but I know is not for everyone!). As always, I'm never looking to convince or convert anyone to any belief system, so listen to this one with an open mind and enjoy what resonates for you or piques your curiosity.
Our guest, Jill Prescott and I got into the correlation between keeping secrets and oppression, how the Law of Attraction can create shame and pain rather than abundance and why that is, and how language can create violence or healing. We also talked about the distinctions between awareness, consciousness, emotional intelligence and knowledge and even had time to touch on ascension. It's so juicy, I can't wait to hear what comes up for you. Enjoy!
About Jill Prescott:
Jill Prescott is a Spiritual BadAss. She has both feet planted firmly on this earth and in this life while remaining connected to Source Energy through the practices of meditation and intuition. She believes we are all creators, capable of moving through this life with grace and Love, and that our painful experiences can be our greatest gifts when you do the work.
She is an international speaker and facilitator, published author, and intuitive oracle. As a true Leo Fire Sign, she seeks many outlets for her gifts and finds much joy in offering guidance in a multitude of ways.
Jill has gone through the fire, willingly and otherwise, many time in her years so far this lifetime. This has brought her to a place of deep regard for the sacredness of the spiritual path and infuses this reverence into all she does. On her own, and with her partner Chris Dube, she regularly instigates conversations via video and the written word on topics related to navigating this life as a soul in human form.
Jill believes that each of us is powerful and deeply loved. She is here to bear witness to your personal evolution.
In this episode, Jill shares:
1. Knowing everything is temporary but the soul is permanent
2. Language as a tool for expression that creates how we occur in the world
3. Connecting to our humanity through compassion for others
Our topic today has to do with that last sentence of the intro to these Sunday sermons, about remembering that you are made from love, you are love, and you are loved. I get a lot of notes from people telling me how much they love hearing that every week, that they need the reminder, that the truth of this feels so nourishing, that even when the head wants to object, the heart knows it’s the truth.
So I was thinking about this the other morning at the time of this recording and I had a little epiphany about choosing love over fear. This is something you may have heard before, in some context or another, to choose love over fear. It’s a fairly common cornerstone of lots of ancient teachings, wisdom traditions, and faiths. And while it sounds so beautiful, and like it should totally work, just choose love over fear…right….got it.
It’s much easier to say than do. Listen in for my thoughts on how to actually do this in a way that works for us and honors who we each are, and how we're each designed.
Today's guest, Mary Shores is a fan of the show so it was super fun to dive in with her around her favorite episode (Michaela Boehm way back in the first 25 episodes!) before getting into what she does. We explored how important it is to always know your outcomes, why positivity is not "everything," steps to breaking through during breakdowns, and eliminating procrastination. We also talked about affirmations, the impact lying has on your brain and debunked a few confusing spiritual concepts. Enjoy and share!
About Mary Shores:
Mary Shores has been recognized as a leader of innovative thought and has been hailed as a “revolutionary thinker.” Mary has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, identify their goals, and take action to create meaningful results. After coming from humble beginnings and experiencing devastating tragedy, Mary overcame adversity to become the youngest owner of a business in her industry; an agency that prides itself on empowering consumers. Mary’s business has garnered over $40 million to date, and her success is still growing. She is the creator of the groundbreaking Communication Code system, which helped businesses reach success through thoughtful communication. This system inspired the creation of Conscious Communications.
Mary travels nationally to lecture and teach courses that help individuals implement new ways of thinking so that they can take small steps toward making more conscious and impactful decisions. Her dynamic and practical teaching style inspires all who listen by incorporating science, ancient wisdom, and personal experience into easy-to-understand lessons and exercises. Mary has been featured on international radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs. Her influential book Conscious Communications was released by Hay House on August 22 of 2017 and has already garnered acclaim with endorsements from bestsellers including Mike Dooley, Sonia Choquette, and more.
Since launching her brand less than a year ago, Mary has already accrued over 15,000 fans and subscribers, and her following continues to grow rapidly. Mary seeks to make an impact on the collective consciousness that will inspire individuals to live to their fullest potential. When Mary is not hosting retreats, speaking to crowds, on Facebook Live, or writing blog posts, she is with her two teenage sons in Central Illinois. To get involved in Mary’s movement, sign up for her Fearless Ambition newsletter at maryshores.com.
In this episode, Mary shares:
1. Changing a possibility into a probability
2. The science of gratitude
3. The impact naming/labeling a problem has on the problem solving center of the brain
Over Christmas time I was home with my family on the east coast and we got really excited to go see the new Mary Poppins movie coming out on Christmas Day. When I was little Mary Poppins was my absolute favorite movie. For four days we were looking forward to it. When we went to look up movie times on December 26, we realized that it wasn’t coming out until Christmas Day 2018!!
With Mary Poppins on my brain, I wanted to do a fun Sunday Sermon on some of my favorite lessons from the movie. I had three in mind, and when I went searching for the exact quotes to support them, an unexpected fourth popped up, too. Enjoy and share! xo
I'm so excited to kick off 2018 with a dynamic and fascinating conversation. Today's guest, Kaila Prins is a multi-passionate, creative entrepreneur whose list of skills range from burlesque performance and podcasting to copywriting and needle felting. We talked a lot about performance and all the things it helped her to reclaim and discovery after recovering from an eating disorder. We got into navigating life as a busy person with a lot of commitments, comedic relief, problematic comedy, and many many ways we can do less harm. This was a really fun one. Enjoy!
About Kaila Prins:
Kaila Prins is a body positive wellness coach focusing on recovery and health at every size.
After recovering from anorexia, orthorexia, and exercise addiction, Kaila started her blog and a companion podcast called “Finding Our Hunger” to help others improve their relationships with their bodies and begin the journey toward body acceptance and recovery.
Kaila received a health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
She currently writes for Everyday Feminism on body image and is a member of the Everyday Feminism Speakers Bureau.
She has been published, quoted, and/or profiled in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Fitness
Magazine, Elle Magazine, xoJane, Psychology Today, Proud2BeMe, Greatist, Quartz, MSN.com, Healthline, Broadly, Claudia (Brazil), Klikk (Norway), and more.
She currently lives in San Jose, CA and travels around the country and the world to promote body
positivity and recovery.
In this episode, Kaila shares:
1. Identity economics
2. Reclaiming the "gaze" as a performer
3. Asking questions of people you don't agree with