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!).
About Amy Porterfield:
Entrepreneurs around the country depend on Amy Porterfield to show them step-by-step how to increase revenue, drive more online traffic, grow their email list, and strengthen their connection with their target market.
Drawing on her years as a content developer and marketer for some the country’s top corporations, along with her own experience in building a business from scratch, Amy provides priceless insights for a stress-free approach to starting and growing your own online business. With an email list of over 150,000 subscribers, a devoted following on social media, and a hit podcast, Amy shows that nice girls (and guys) don’t have to finish last when it comes to making a living – and a life – that you love.
In this episode, Amy shares:
1. Navigating friendship in this modern digital age
2. Being both a primary breadwinner and a step-mom and how that impacts family dynamics
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!
About Jen Blackstock:
Jen Blackstock is the owner + founder of The Unbridled Life. Known by names such as Vision Keeper, Champagne Sipping Oracle, The Fearless Poetess and Rebel Visionary, Jen is a force of healing and growth for anyone who crosses her path. From an executive in finance to healer and coach, to star athlete in equestrian, swimming, triathlons and a short stint in women’s rugby, to founder of three 6+ Figure Businesses. Jen blends her knowledge of the body, personal power and feminine mythology with real-world business sense, wealth cultivation and abundance mentality.
Jen is passionate about guiding others through the transformative journey of embodying a truly Unbridled Life by accessing what the body is saying through pain, injury, illness or other messages as an entry point for healing and growth. After surviving 10 years as an executive in finance and heeding the Call to serve others, Jen traveled all over the world studying with master healers and coaches.
She has dedicated her life to providing the space for any healing, coaching and spiritual guidance that is needed in each person’s own journey- no matter what transpires in the process. Jen has a way of holding space with strength for each client to experience whatever they need to experience in order to to heal and move forward in their life.
When not diving deep with her clients, Jen’s passions include riding horses as much as she can, hiking with her fiance Matt + dog Apollo, and enjoying champagne and pizza in celebration of life and love.
If you are interested in interviewing or featuring Jen in your publication, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on her availability.
In this episode, Jen shares:
1. What is spiritual bypass
2. The importance of energetic hygiene and some ideas on the how
3. Why taking personal responsibility is basically a super power in a world where a lot of people shirk it
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!
About Nancy Levin:
Nancy Levin is the bestselling author of Jump…And Your Life Will Appear and Writing for My Life . . . Reclaiming the Lost Pieces of Me, and the forthcoming Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth (Hay House, August 2016.) She’s a Certified Master Integrative Life Coach and the creator of the Jump Coaching and Worthy Coaching Programs, working with clients – privately and in groups – to live in alignment with their own truth and desires.
She was the Event Director at Hay House for 12 years and hosts her own weekly call-in radio show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio, Thursdays at 8am PT/11am ET.
She is also Contributing Editor of Kristen Noel’s Best Self Magazine and one of the hosts of the Hay House World Summit each year since its inception.
Nancy received her Masters in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and she continues to live in the Rocky Mountains.
You can follow her on Twitter @nancylevin and on Instagram @nancy_levin and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NancyLevinAuthor
In this episode, Nancy shares:
1. How self-worth relates directly to net worth
2. Value can’t be given to us or taken away
3. We’re capable of manifesting what we’re most committed to
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!