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HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to God, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her Crossfit junkie and sage of a husband, Lucas Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Lucas is an exclusive life coach for influencers and businesspeople.

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HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to God, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her Crossfit junkie and sage of a husband, Lucas Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Lucas is an exclusive life coach for influencers and businesspeople.

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Truth is relative?

By he fghu yeh j - Jul 25 2019
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This is a great podcast if you want to become a more relevant Christian. However, if you're looking to actually follow Christ and grow closer to God through scripture, this podcast falls very short.

Just Wow...

By Haley Renea - Jun 21 2019
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I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have found this podcast. There are so many moments during the episodes where I’m just saying “YES!” and “Right?!” and “Whoa...” and “Gah, thank you so much for talking about this!” Christa and Luke are so open and authentic. This podcast will absolutely challenge you, encourage you, and also sometimes just straight up blow your mind. Highly recommend!!!!

iTunes Ratings

311 Ratings
Average Ratings
285
8
5
4
9

Truth is relative?

By he fghu yeh j - Jul 25 2019
Read more
This is a great podcast if you want to become a more relevant Christian. However, if you're looking to actually follow Christ and grow closer to God through scripture, this podcast falls very short.

Just Wow...

By Haley Renea - Jun 21 2019
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I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have found this podcast. There are so many moments during the episodes where I’m just saying “YES!” and “Right?!” and “Whoa...” and “Gah, thank you so much for talking about this!” Christa and Luke are so open and authentic. This podcast will absolutely challenge you, encourage you, and also sometimes just straight up blow your mind. Highly recommend!!!!

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HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to God, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her Crossfit junkie and sage of a husband, Lucas Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Lucas is an exclusive life coach for influencers and businesspeople.

Episode 013: Let's Talk About Sex

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In this episode we bare all about our sexual legacy.

We discuss how religion helped us lose at sex, how our childhood informed our marital sexual troubles and we get into some pretty funny stories of getting caught while "making out" while we were dating.

Get ready though because we ask you to join in on the dialogue with yourself to explore your own sexual legacy and how you might be able to improve your own sex life!

Jul 17 2018

59mins

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Episode 002: What Do You Do With Your Broken Heart?

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Every heart on the planet has been broken.  But when emotional pain crashes inside, what do you do with the pain?  Broken hearts don't heal on their own---they must be introduced to love.  Each week for nine weeks, Christa and Lucas will be discussing one chapter of Christa's upcoming book, Heart Made Whole, starting this week with Chapter 1:  The Broken Heart.

This is an installment of Head to Heart by Christa Black Gifford and Lucas Gifford. For more information, please visit: www.christablack.com.

May 09 2016

40mins

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#30 Understanding Men with Alison Armstrong

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When Alison Armstrong decided to study men in 1991, she wanted to find out why she seemed to bring out the worst in them, hoping to learn how to bring out the best! Her work has been integral in our lives, showing us the stages of development of both men & women, how to maneuver through each stage, while providing brilliant resources for connection, intimacy, & relational growth. Get a pad & pen, because you'll want to take notes on this one! www.understandmen.com

Apr 30 2019

1hr 24mins

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#22 How emotions impact the body, with Dr. Christopher Motley

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When someone uses terms like energy, vibration, and frequency, most people immediately give it a 'whoo-whoo' label.  But what if your emotions create energy, your cells vibrate, and your physical body has a frequency? In this weeks episode, Chiropractor, Clinical Kinesiologist, and Chinese Medical doctor, Dr. Christopher Motley, sits down to discuss how different organs in the body process different emotions,   how stress manifests in your cells, and how to clear trauma out of your fascia. Prepare to be 'wowed,' challenged, and find answers you didn't even know you needed.  For more information on Dr. Motley, follow @doctormotley on Instagram and www.doctormotley.com online to book a session!

Dec 11 2018

53mins

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Episode 012: The Awakening of Infidelity

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We've taken you outside your religious world, now we're going to let you into our personal world. 

In this episode we get as real time as we ever have. 

I(Luke) went with my gut as we sat down to record this episode and asked Christa how she was feeling in the moment. 

What comes of this raw, vulnerable conversation is a couple choosing to find healing, transformation and awakening through infidelity, heartache, ownership, dedication and trusting that there is always light to be found within darkness. 

Jul 10 2018

57mins

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Episode 003: Managing Trauma

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Traumas are wounds left inside our hearts that keep us from living in wholeness.  They barricade us from growth; slow down our maturity and keep the broken fragments of our hearts from healing.  In week 2 of a 9 week series, Lucas and Christa are discussing Chapter 2 of her book 'Heart Made Whole' called Managing Trauma.  Do you know how to remove past inner trauma and find wholeness?  Listen to this episode to find out how your heart can heal.

This is an installment of Head to Heart by Christa Black Gifford and Lucas Gifford. For more information, please visit: www.christablack.com.

May 16 2016

40mins

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#26 I'm Gay and I Love Jesus, with Shane Stevens

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Shane Stevens is a #1 hit songwriter who's sat in the room with some of the biggest influencers of our time. His favorite thing to do is tell everyone about the Jesus who accepts & loves him, even when the world & church reject him.

You will cry, think, & hopefully find understanding & compassion for the humans on the other side of this debate. No matter what you believe about homosexuality, let Shane's story, forgiveness, and love for Jesus inspire you in the truth of God's unconditional love for all.

Mar 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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Episode 009: A Heart Made Whole

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For most people, the word 'wholeness' is a pipe dream. But in this final episode of a 9 week series through the book 'Heart Made Whole,' Christa and Lucas share the reality of heart-wholeness through raw acceptance of each moment, keeping the heart connected to intimacy and love during the worst circumstances. As you learn to stay conscious of your present moment through raw acceptance, you can finally learn to stay present with the presence of God, who heals and restores everything.

Jun 27 2016

55mins

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Episode 004: Can Emotional Pain Be My Friend?

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Most of us don't enjoy emotional pain.  We pretend it's not there, move into denial, or live to avoid it. But what if pain isn't the enemy, but instead, simply a signal that points to the real problem? Learn to uncover your emotional pain, move towards it, and uncover the real source of the problem--your broken heart. Christa and Lucas discuss Chapter 3: The Doubting Heart from her upcoming book 'Heart Made Whole,' released June 7.  

This is an installment of Head to Heart by Christa Black Gifford and Lucas Gifford. For more information, please visit: www.christablack.com.

May 23 2016

44mins

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#25 Porn, Sexual Energy & the Heart

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How many men hope their marriage will fix their 'porn pull?' And how many women hope the love of a man will make them finally feel complete? In this week's episode of Head to Heart, we discuss the realities of porn and some of the reasons it pulls on the hearts of men (specifically), giving practical tools to heal the pain behind the compulsions and help with sexual energy by connecting to the heart.  

Feb 12 2019

1hr 14mins

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Episode: 014: Let's Talk About Better Sex

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SEX!

This week we go all the way in!

From what parts of the body we love to practices that have made our sex life amazing! We discuss the beauty, intimacies and discoveries we've made as we've pressed deeper into what fullness of sex in our marriage!

Jul 24 2018

1hr 10mins

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Episode 005: Is God Really Good?

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If God is good, then why are people abused? Why is there war? Why do people die tragically? In this weeks discussion in Chapter 4 of Christa's upcoming book 'Heart Made Whole,' Luke and Christa dive into the heavy (and somewhat controversial topic) of God's goodness in the midst of horrible suffering.

This is an installment of Head to Heart by Christa Black Gifford and Lucas Gifford. For more information, please visit: www.christablack.com.

May 30 2016

47mins

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Episode 006: A Heart Synced With Love

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Do you understand the parts of your heart, knowing how to reconcile each part into connection with the Love who lives inside? In Chapter 5 of 'Heart Made Whole,' Christa and Lucas describe the Emotional Heart, Guardian Heart, and Function Heart, explaining how to understand each part and reconcile them into a conscious connection with love.

Jun 06 2016

55mins

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#27 Part 1: Marriage, Separation, Divorce & Redemption with Jonathan Martin

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Most people aren't set up well to succeed in the most important relationship they might have...marriage. In this 2 part series, Luke & Christa sit down with author/speaker Jonathan Martin to chat about divorce in our culture, when to separate & how divorce can be necessary, the redemption of marriage, how many Christians get married to have sex, & the ways God can use anything. Part 1 of this podcast is on Head to Heart, and Part 2 is on Jonathan's podcast, Son of a Preacher Man. @jonathanmartin

Mar 18 2019

47mins

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Episode 017: The Power of Pleasure

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Did you know that you're nervous system is designed to handle limitless amounts of pleasure?

In this episode we explore the beauty of feminine pleasure, the ownership of masculine pleasure and the power that waits inside each.

Aug 15 2018

56mins

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#36 Moving trauma out of the body with Michaela Boehm Part 2

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We've all encountered trauma in this world. But when our traumas, both big and small, are pushed aside, ignored, or attended to, our bodies can hold on for dear life.   In part 2 of our conversation with one of the world's most sought after counselors and teachers, Michaela Boehm shares about losing her home in the California Woolsey fire and how she coped moment by moment, with that level of trauma. She shares why she developed the Non-Linear Movement Method and what it does to 'unfreeze' the body from stuck trauma patterns.    www.michaelaboehm.com

Aug 31 2019

38mins

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#35 Relationships & Sex with intimacy expert, Michaela Boehm Part 1

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Almost everyone want good relationships & great sex, yet many people rarely develop skills to grow in either capacity. But what if you could develop techniques to help your relationships flourish? What if you weren't doing anything wrong in the bedroom and, instead, simply needed to develop skills? In this two part series, we chat with one of Hollywood's most sought after relationship & intimacy coaches, Michaela Boehm, who's worked with stars like Will Smith & Gweneth Paltrow. She gives practical & expert advice on the how-to's to help any relationship grow & flourish in life, and in the bedroom. www.michaelaboehm.com

Aug 26 2019

29mins

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#34 The Holistic Psychologist

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If you aren't following @The.Holistic.Psychologist on Instagram, you're missing out.  Dr. Nicole LaPera has dedicated her life to working herself out of a job, creating a world of #SelfHealers. We watched Dr. LaPera explode into a spiritual & emotional influencer garnering over 600k followers in a short number of months. Her mission is show each person that they have the power to heal themselves & equip them with practical tools for doing so in daily life. We chat with her about her own journey through depression, how she is healing her anxiety, gut health, breath work & why she feel the traditional model of mental & emotional health needs a serious upgrade. 

Aug 01 2019

48mins

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#33 Finding Your Identity

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In this episode, Luke speaks to men (and any woman interested in a man's journey) unpacking his pursuit of identity and his lifelong obsession with something he didn’t have: a clear sense of who he was. He uses his journey from insecurity to a grounded identity to show a listener the first thing you can do to gain clarity on who you are how to hack your doubts, fears, insecurities and anxieties in order to plant the new truths of who you are inside your nervous system. It's a must listen for any modern man (and their partners)!

Jul 25 2019

43mins

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#32 What Story is Your Body Telling? With Doctor Motley

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Does your body tell a story? And can it tell you what it needs & is holding onto?  In season 3 of Head to Heart, we sit down again with Dr. Christopher Motley, chatting about frequency medicine, the organs of the body that process certain emotions, lineage pain in the body, and how to clear emotions.  Prepare, again, to be wowed, challenged, and blown away! @doctormotley https://www.doctormotley.com

Jun 26 2019

1hr 18mins

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#31 Emotionally Healthy Kids with Maureen Healy

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Parenting is hard--especially when you're trying to heal as an adult without hurting your kids! We sat down with award winning author, speaker, and expert on children's emotional health, Maureen Healy, to ask her tips every parent needs to know while raising emotional and highly sensitive children. She gives practical tips that you can immediately implement into your home, helping your children thrive! https://highlysensitivekids.com

May 15 2019

53mins

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#30 Understanding Men with Alison Armstrong

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When Alison Armstrong decided to study men in 1991, she wanted to find out why she seemed to bring out the worst in them, hoping to learn how to bring out the best! Her work has been integral in our lives, showing us the stages of development of both men & women, how to maneuver through each stage, while providing brilliant resources for connection, intimacy, & relational growth. Get a pad & pen, because you'll want to take notes on this one! www.understandmen.com

Apr 30 2019

1hr 24mins

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#29 Getting 'Unstuck' (Love In The Mud)

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We all have places we feel stuck--parts of our lives that seem as if we're trudging through mud. In this candid conversation, Christa chats with Luke about all the places she feels stuck in life, confessing certain parts of herself she not only has a hard time loving, but still hates. But what if the places we feel stuck are the places we need to learn to love? What if we can take the energy we've used trying to move forward, & instead, sit down in the mud and learn to play? www.masterheart.com/warriorweek

Apr 15 2019

1hr 2mins

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#28 Accessing the Wisdom of Women with Dr. Christine Page

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Being a medical doctor for over 40 years, Dr. Christine Page began noticing emotional patterns in the body when illness was present. Her intuitive & spiritual discoveries have led to many books, traveling & teaching people all over the world to tune into their natural cycles & rhythms. She provides holistic care to the whole being, speaking about the gift of her cancer, what it taught her, how a woman taps into her natural rhythms of menstruation, & learning to cycle with the moon. www.christinepage.com

Apr 01 2019

1hr 1min

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#27 Part 1: Marriage, Separation, Divorce & Redemption with Jonathan Martin

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Most people aren't set up well to succeed in the most important relationship they might have...marriage. In this 2 part series, Luke & Christa sit down with author/speaker Jonathan Martin to chat about divorce in our culture, when to separate & how divorce can be necessary, the redemption of marriage, how many Christians get married to have sex, & the ways God can use anything. Part 1 of this podcast is on Head to Heart, and Part 2 is on Jonathan's podcast, Son of a Preacher Man. @jonathanmartin

Mar 18 2019

47mins

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#26 I'm Gay and I Love Jesus, with Shane Stevens

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Shane Stevens is a #1 hit songwriter who's sat in the room with some of the biggest influencers of our time. His favorite thing to do is tell everyone about the Jesus who accepts & loves him, even when the world & church reject him.

You will cry, think, & hopefully find understanding & compassion for the humans on the other side of this debate. No matter what you believe about homosexuality, let Shane's story, forgiveness, and love for Jesus inspire you in the truth of God's unconditional love for all.

Mar 01 2019

1hr 4mins

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#25 Porn, Sexual Energy & the Heart

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How many men hope their marriage will fix their 'porn pull?' And how many women hope the love of a man will make them finally feel complete? In this week's episode of Head to Heart, we discuss the realities of porn and some of the reasons it pulls on the hearts of men (specifically), giving practical tools to heal the pain behind the compulsions and help with sexual energy by connecting to the heart.  

Feb 12 2019

1hr 14mins

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#24 The importance of inner darkness...& millennials

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We all have darkness inside...things about ourselves we can't see.  Things we hope no one will ever see.  But could this inner darkness that we've been afraid of be our greatest superpower?  And might it give us the tools we need to become who we are meant to be in the earth? In this weeks episode, we talk about the importance of our inner shadows, how to access and transform them into light, the purpose of the millennial (selfie) generation to help us live in authenticity, and embracing our inner masculine/feminine.  

Jan 29 2019

1hr 6mins

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#23 How can I heal myself and stop old cycles in 2019?

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Have you been spiritually abused?  Hurt by leaders, parents, or authority figures and can't find that full healing and release?  Wondering how to balance the masculine and feminine in your body and soul?  In this week's podcast, we explore the cycles of healing and talk about how to move stuck emotions out of the body and soul.  

Jan 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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#22 How emotions impact the body, with Dr. Christopher Motley

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When someone uses terms like energy, vibration, and frequency, most people immediately give it a 'whoo-whoo' label.  But what if your emotions create energy, your cells vibrate, and your physical body has a frequency? In this weeks episode, Chiropractor, Clinical Kinesiologist, and Chinese Medical doctor, Dr. Christopher Motley, sits down to discuss how different organs in the body process different emotions,   how stress manifests in your cells, and how to clear trauma out of your fascia. Prepare to be 'wowed,' challenged, and find answers you didn't even know you needed.  For more information on Dr. Motley, follow @doctormotley on Instagram and www.doctormotley.com online to book a session!

Dec 11 2018

53mins

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#21 Jesus, Trump, and the dangers of fundamentalism, with Jonathan Martin

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So many people are walking away from the tarnished brand of Christianity.  But according to Jonathan Martin, the scandal of the gospel is that the oppressed and the oppressor are set free.  In a candid conversation about Jesus and politics, Trump and fundamentalism, and getting kicked out of Liberty University, this episode is for anyone searching for a ray of hope in todays religious political culture.  To contact Jonathan, http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com or @JonathanMartin on Instagram!

Dec 04 2018

53mins

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#20 Open Hearted Sex, Open Hearted Life

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In this episode we talk about the difficulties and successes that we have found in pursuing a life of open heartedness. 

Open hearted love, sex and living is one of the hardest and most beautiful pursuits we have embarked on. 

There are perspectives shifts and intimacy deep dive to be had along with a deeper sense of connection and relationship and fun! 

Nov 21 2018

52mins

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#19 How To Open A Man's Heart

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This week we talk about men and the heart. 

Masculinity is going through a reckoning right now.

Manhood is being redefined.

The world is crying out for men to do the work of inner connection and self-leadership.

We talk about what has caused men to distrust and destroy their hearts and how they can begin to regain that place of inviolable peace, confidence and limitless opportunity that exists within them. 

It is true...the power is inside you!

Nov 11 2018

35mins

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Episode 018: Surrendering Meditation

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We can get bogged down with the details of our personal life. This meditation allows you to zoom out into the order of the cosmos, experiencing the safety of a universe set in motion and in complete order.

Experience the order of your world in surrender to the order of a greater plan.

Aug 21 2018

23mins

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Episode 017: The Power of Pleasure

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Did you know that you're nervous system is designed to handle limitless amounts of pleasure?

In this episode we explore the beauty of feminine pleasure, the ownership of masculine pleasure and the power that waits inside each.

Aug 15 2018

56mins

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