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Mark Groves Podcast

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Rank #12 in Relationships category

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Mark Groves, a Human Connection Specialist, explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness and more? How do we maintain long term connections that thrive? Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.

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Mark Groves, a Human Connection Specialist, explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness and more? How do we maintain long term connections that thrive? Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.

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Mark is my trusted partner. He shines bright in this podcast sky of full of stars.

iTunes Ratings

2615 Ratings
Average Ratings
2528
41
21
9
16

Must listen

By Carlee1215 - May 29 2020
Read more
YOUR PODCAST F**** ROCKS. So good!

My man!

By bexter475 - May 21 2020
Read more
Mark is my trusted partner. He shines bright in this podcast sky of full of stars.
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Mark Groves Podcast

Latest release on Sep 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Amy Young - How To Say Goodbye To Unavailable People, Forever.

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This week we have Mark and Amy Young yelling about all things emotional unavailability! Every person has either been caught, is currently caught or will one day be caught in the spell that unavailable people cast over us. We explore why we get caught in the ‘spell’ of unavailable people. How Mark and Amy have both been caught themselves, and how can get unstuck from thinking you’ve found ‘love’ when in reality all you’ve found is pain and suffering. This week is the slap in the face you’ve been waiting for, do not miss it.

Episode highlights:

5 mins - ‘Bottom feeder bro’ behaviour, why do we want the men who don’t want us?

7 mins - When the body codes drama as chemistry - breaking the spell of choosing someone who is not choosing you.

9 mins - When people are lying to you in dating.

13 mins - Amy’s personal story of the ‘bottom feeder bro’ - how she was going to ‘fix’ the ‘one’.

17 mins - Codependent no more - why Amy read it - why you should too.

25 mins - How you can break the spell.

30 mins - The 5 love languages - what when we have toxic love languages?

38 mins - Why we make excuses for other people.

39 mins - Don’t be afraid to have the hard conversations!

42 mins - When to communicate the issue or self-soothe?

50 mins - What energy are you bringing to dating - to Tinder?

52 mins - Are you ‘picky’, or not picky enough?

55 mins - Are there enough men? What’s going on with men and their emotions?

Podcast links:

Amy Young YouTube

Create The Love Live in San Fran!

Create The Love Live in LA!

Create The Love Live in San Diego!

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Apr 15 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: Michelle Herzog - Toxic Dating Culture

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Do you feel like your dating life is stale, or even toxic? Today’s guest is going to be a breath of fresh air for you. Michelle Herzog is a relationship expert, sex therapist and LMFT who is here to break down exactly what toxic dating culture means. In this episode we work through Tinder dating, gender roles, paying for first dates, to casual sex, and how to be ethical in dating. Most importantly, we break down how we can shift to take the lead in our dating life, declare our own needs, and end connections with kindness. Ultimately, we can turn a toxic dating culture into a healing one. This episode will show you how!


Michelle Herzog, LMFT, CST is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with advanced training from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. She is an ethical dating advocate and utilizes a no BS approach towards educating and empowering people to craft values-based dating, relationship, and sexual experiences. Michelle is a true believer in the power of therapy and its ability to transform people's relationships with themselves and the ones they love.

Michelle is the owner of the Center for Mindful Living, a relationship and sex therapy practice based in Chicago. Her specialized work is rooted in her personal belief system that everyone deserves a healthy and deeply pleasurable sex life. She can be contacted at: 
Website: www.liveandlovemindfully.com  Instagram: @chicagosextherapy 

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Mar 16 2020

1hr 18mins

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Rank #3: Dr. Alexandra Solomon - Boundaries. Boundaries. Boundaries.

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What are boundaries, why are they so hard? Why do we suck at boundaries with parents, exes, co-parents? Why don’t we just unfriend or block people that have hurt us? What is stopping us from letting go?! How the HECK do we do boundaries with our co-parent exes!? We tackle it ALL this week and nothing is off the table! Dr. Alexandra Solomon takes on the hardest of subjects with wisdom and compassion, if you haven't yet read her book find it in the show notes below.

Episode Highlights:
3min: Boundaries, how to deal with boundary violations.

5min: Cultural differences in boundaries.

7min: Emotions and boundaries, childhood and boundaries.

14min: How do we know when a boundary is violated?

16min: Personal empowerment vs relational empowerment.

18min: Types of boundaries, secure vs porous vs rigid.

24min: Vulnerability cycles - what the heck are they?

27min: Voicing and breaking out of a vulnerability cycle.

30min: How to deliver a boundary.

31min: Tricky boundaries - exes! Why don’t we block them or delete them?

37min: Why don’t we just break contact - are we being kind to them or only to ourselves?

39min: BOUNDARIES AND COPARENTING 101

44min: How to hold space for your child - what impacts your child the most during a breakup?

49min: Types of families.

Show Notes:

http://www.dralexandrasolomon.com/

http://www.dralexandrasolomon.com/book/

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Apr 08 2019

56mins

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Rank #4: Terri Cole - Codependency, The Disease To Please

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The Amazing Terri Cole is back talking all things codependency. Think you’re not codependent? Perhaps you're an empath? Terri introduces the concept of the ‘High Functioning Codependent’ to break down what exactly codependency is and what factors are underlying it. We get very clear on the signs and symptoms of codependency, and the consequences of codependency throughout childhood, single life and long term relationships. I cannot speak highly enough of Terri's expertise in this space and I could not wait to have her back on the show to dive deeper into this incredibly important topic. If you have ever wondered whether you are empathic or perhaps have some traits of codependency, you cannot miss this show!

Plus as a bonus Terri is offering listeners the More Love Meditation Challenge for a limited time - head to https://terricole.com/LOVEMG

Find out all about Terri's wonderful work here https://www.terricole.com/

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Jan 10 2020

57mins

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Rank #5: Ivy Kwong - Navigating Relationships and Codependency

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What is the difference between wanting to make your partner happy and being accommodating to the point of losing yourself? What is the recipe for self-love that allows you to deepen your connection in relationships? In this episode, I speak with Ivy Kwong, a licensed marriage & family therapist, speaker, and writer who specializes in self-love and connection to heal codependency.

Ivy also lets us in on an emotional intimacy exercise you can start putting into practice right away (55:05). Make a new nightly routine of checking in with yourself and sharing with your partner about the following areas: anger, pain, sadness, fear, shame, guilt, joy, and loneliness. Tune in to hear exactly how this exercise works and more tips and tricks you can use to help yourself (and your partner) grow. 

In this episode, you’ll also learn:

  • The definition and different degrees of codependency (19:17)
  • The value of self-esteem and self-love (27:45)
  • What you need in order to sustain a relationship (48:05)
  • And so much more!

Where can you find more about Ivy Kwong?
Website: BareIvy.com
Instagram: @BareIvy
Email: bareivy@gmail.com
Additional Website: https://www.shellbreaker.com/

Recommendations and references:
Article: “F*ck Yes or No” by Mark Manson 
Book: “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” by Melody Beattie

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Nov 26 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: The Angry Therapist - Finding Healthy Love

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John Kim (aka The Angry Therapist) has made his mark on Instagram, sharing authentic, raw and unfiltered views on life, love and everything in-between. This week I was honored to discuss his approach and in particular we go deep on the difference between young love and healthy love. If you are wondering how to step into healthy love and beyond the highs and lows of superficial dating, then John Kim is your man!

Episode Highlights:

1 min - Intro to episode.

2 mins - Being authentic online.

5 mins - Being a therapist vs being a coach.

12 mins - Starting over and having nothing to lose.

16 mins - Healthy love vs unhealthy love or young love.

24 mins - Relationships are built, not found.

29 mins - The bad boy and the codependent.

35 mins - False beliefs and limiting beliefs.

41 mins - Why don’t we study relationships?

45 mins - Accepting that not all relationships are meant to last.

Episode Links:

The Angry Therapist Website

The Angry Therapist Instagram

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Jul 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Lacy Phillips - Call In Your Dream Partner

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Have you ever wondered about manifestation? Can we truly "make" something happen for us? In life and love, how can we get the things that we say we want? This week, I'm jamming with Lacy Phillips, a Manifestation Advisor specializing in unblocking beliefs of unworthiness and expanding into alignment with what one is calling in. We talk about how to develop a good relationship with yourself, with romantic partners, and with money. Find out how you can tap into your subconscious mind and how to grow your worth. This is one you don't want to miss!

In this episode you'll learn:

- The science behind manifestation (5:36)

- How to "get" the partner you deserve (12:20)

- The connection between love and money (49:05)

- And so much more!

Where can you find more of Lacy Phillips?

Website: FreeAndNative.com

Podcast: Expanded Podcast

Instagram: @FreeAndNative

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Dec 24 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: Erin Skye Kelly - The Cost Of Toxic Relationships

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I am proud to call Erin Skye Kelly a true friend, mentor, and all around boss. Not only has she totally transformed my world, but she has done the same for countless others, and most importantly herself too. In this episode we dive right into the power of our own choices, we go deep into my current heartbreak, and we unpack the process by which Erin ended the toxic relationship with her family of origin. This is such an important topic for so many people who struggle with difficult or abusive parents. There is so much to learn about the power of boundaries and choices to shape our future.

Join Erin Skye Kelly here!

Listen to the podcast on silence we were discussing called Gangaji here!

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #9: Alexandra Solomon

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What makes long-term relationships go the distance? I’m speaking with author and licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Alexandra Solomon, who you might know as the “Relationship Architect” and author of the transformational book, “Loving Bravely.” We talk about what’s really needed to make a relationship work – spoiler alert — it goes way beyond good sexual chemistry (although that’s needed, too). Today, we bring you the tools that will get you started both as an individual and as a couple.


Alexandra is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University teaching and training marriage and family therapy graduate students. In addition, she teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” If all of that wasn’t enough, Dr. Solomon is also a highly sought-after speaker and media commentator on relationship topics.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How messages we received as children shape how we show up in relationships today (5:50)
  • What makes relationships able to go the distance? (17:32)
  • Primary sexual desire vs. responsive desire – is sexual chemistry different for men and women? (21:35)
  • What does “sexy” mean for women? (29:30)
  • When there is sexual disconnection in a relationship, what can the couple do? (44:45)
  • And so much more!

Dr. Alexandra Solomon
Website - www.dralexandrasolomon.com/
Instagram - @dr.alexandra.solomon
Book - Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want

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Nov 19 2018

54mins

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Rank #10: Emma Tait - Learning To Let Go

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When I was asked to speak on grief, I knew immediately Emma Tait would be the ideal guest for this show. Emma Tait is the driving force behind much of Create The Love, she not only keeps our team together but so much of my life too. Emma walks us through the essentially undefinable path of grief. In her gentle but clear way, she shows us how the answer is found in accepting there is no answer, that sometimes the only way to make sense of life is to see there is no making sense. Emma shares her personal story of loss and how much she has learned to surrender to grief and pain, and in doing so, letting it move through - allowing it to come and go - rather than becoming stuck in the storyline. If you are trying to make sense of any kind of grief this episode is full of lessons for you.

Find Emma on Instagram here!

Read Emma's article on grief here.

Emma Tait is a writer, soul guide, woodsman, dog mom, and soon to be human mom - to name a few. Emma’s life’s work is to empower others to meet, know, love, and walk with their whole selves through all of life’s ebbs and flows. She believes the way forward is for each of us to come back to ourselves through mastering our emotional, physical, and spiritual wisdom. She guides others through her writing, 1:1 coaching, and speaking as they begin the inward journey of embodying the courage to show up and be seen, a journey which always begins within. Connect with her on Instagram.

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: I’m Not Breaking, I’m Awakening - Special Episode

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I am sharing my personal episode this week from the very edge of my truth. Life, to me, is best spent on the edge of what we know. The juice is found in the space that is outside of the familiar. I’m at currently at the edge of what my mind and body knows, the edge of grief, the edge of acceptance and surrender. When what we think we know is brought into question, the truth is realized. I’m still realizing... a lot. This week I invite you to join me into this awakening, and everything that comes with it. As Rumi says, “The wound is the place the light enters you.” Welcome to it all.

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Nov 29 2019

34mins

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Rank #12: Yung Pueblo - Embracing Change

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I am so honoured to have Diego Perez, the writer and philosophical genius behind the pen name Yung Pueblo on the show. Diego and I discuss all the delicious ways that life is an array of constant change. As individuals, couples and communities we are in constant flux. The ways we either embrace or avoid change say so much about the way we find peace and grace during change. How can we embrace the messiness that is inherent to the constant change of life—while protecting our boundaries and having an open heart? There is so much to unpack on both the global and individual level. Let’s dive into it.

diego perez is the writer behind the pen name yung pueblo. the name yung pueblo means “young people.” it serves to remind him of his ecuadorian roots, his experiences in activism, and that the collective of humanity is in the midst of important growth. his favorite word, liberation, took on a deeper meaning once he started meditating vipassana. through writing and speaking, he aims to support the healing of the individual, realizing that when we release our personal burdens, we contribute to a global peace. Find him on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yung_pueblo/ 

Check out his book here https://www.amazon.com/Inward-Yung-Pueblo/dp/1449495753

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Mar 09 2020

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Hilary Jacobs Hendel - Why You Can’t Just “Get Over It”

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Every single human has surely suffered with feeling invalidated for their emotions. Author of ’It’s Not Always Depression’ and psychotherapist, Hilary Jacobs Hendel joined us to explore her ground-breaking work on emotions. Many of us have never really learned the true anatomy of our emotions. As Hilary explains, we can build our lives around avoiding the true feeling of our emotions. For many of us our early experiences with emotions involved us being told to ‘get over it’ in one way or another. Fully embracing emotions like anger and hurt means going against our conditioning, and some of these emotions seem downright scary. Could we end up lashing out in rage? Or could embracing our pain actually open the pathway toward calm, composure and compassion? Hilary walks us through the model she uses that allows people to experience - often for the first time in their lives - how to fully feel a feeling, and the freedom that this experiences offers us.

1.30 mins - Introduction to the Break up Recovery course.

4 mins - Introduction to Hilary Jacobs Hendel.

6 mins - Emotions are involuntary physical responses, we cannot just ‘get over them’.

9 mins - What are positive emotions - expansive experiences, what does it feel like to allow them to arise?

14 mins - “It runs in the family” the narrative of inherited patterns.

18 mins - What is anxiety and how does it exist within the body?

22 mins - Understanding the change triangle and the impact of shame.

29 mins - Experiencing the full emotional wave, the emotional experience of anger.

39 mins - Moving though childhood trauma.

47 mins - How do we know if we have suppressed core emotions?

54 mins - I feel therefore I am.

1hr 3mins - Working through other peoples emotions.

1hr 18mins - Free resources from Hilary Jacobs Hendel.


Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, takes the complex world of emotions and makes them easy to understand for all. She is author of the award-winning self-help book on emotions called, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House, 2018). She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, Oprah, Salon, and professional journals. Hendel also consulted on the psychological development of characters on AMC’s Mad Men. Hilary’s blog on emotions and how to use them for wellbeing is read worldwide. For more FREE resources on emotions and emotional health, visit: Hilaryjacobshendel.com

Find out more about the Change Triangle Here

It's Not Always Depression by Hilary Jacobs Hendel

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #14: Special Episode - All About Ghosting

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*Ghosting* it's a phenomenon! One of the most common questions I am asked is 'how do I respond to this person who has just suddenly disappeared?' In this video we unpack the phenomenon of ghosting. Why is is happening? What is behind it? How should we respond, if at all? If you've ever ghosted someone, or been ghosted, this episode is for you!

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Jul 11 2019

28mins

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Rank #15: Terri Cole - Redesigning Your Love Blueprint

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This episode was such an honour to record and is one I could go on and on about for hours! In it I talk with Terri Cole, the New York-based, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and founder of Real Love Revolution & Boundary Bootcamp. Terri uses practical psychology, eastern mindfulness and harnesses the power of intention to create sustainable, positive behavioral change i.e. true transformation. Tune in as we talk about how childhood lessons about life form the blueprint of how we navigate our adult relationships around love. In addition to the highlights below are some amazing and practical tips on how to start understanding your own story so that you can heal old wounds and set new standards for what you actually want to create in your life.

Highlights:

11:55 – Your inherited love blueprint

15:10 – The difference between need and choice

18:00 – Why 5-step get love fast programs never work

21:45 – The 5 pillars of healing our relationship with love

31:15 – How to take back choice in how we love

38:00 – How to honour and heal triggering wounds

Resources:

www.terricole.com/livesingle

www.terricole.com/liverelationship

https://mark-groves.mykajabi.com/challenge

Connect with Terri:

Terri's Website

The Real Love Revolution

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

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Jan 28 2019

54mins

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Rank #16: Dr. Kelly Brogan - End The War Against Yourself

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This game-changing episode will entirely change the way you look at mental health. Dr Kelly Brogan is a psychiatrist and a New York Times bestselling author who has walked the path of integrative and holistic health. While being trained as a psychiatrist, Dr Brogan was a staunch supporter of the pharmaceutical model for symptom suppression. After her own illness and resultant awakening, Dr Brogan entirely changed her clinical practice. Dr Brogan describes the “bait and switch” trap of the medical system, capturing highly sensitive people with medications that often turn situational pain into chronic illness. She argues that rather than suppressing our symptoms we can learn what they are here to teach us, we can see our vulnerability as a gift rather than a curse. Far from being trapped, we are emerging into a zeitgeist of reparenting and unconditional love for self. Dr Brogan describes the joy of liberation from darkness and the power in self care. We can all liberate ourselves to life and Dr Brogan walks us through the model she uses to heal all kinds of illness.

1 min - Introduction from Mark, Dr. Kelly Brogan’s book, psychological science, pharmaceuticals, and all of their interconnectedness.

7 mins - Dr. Kelly Brogan’s introduction.

9 mins - Dr. Kelly Brogan’s background in psychiatry, her journey to integrative and holistic psychiatry. Realising that as a clinician nobody was ever encouraged to investigate the root causes of presenting symptoms.

13 mins - The story we tell ourselves about our mental health, we cannot win the war against ourselves.

18 mins - Doctor induced harm and the impact of medication on making symptoms chronic. The role of habit forming chemicals. Why psychiatrists would remain defensive of a school of thought they’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in learning.

23 mins - The risks of medications emerging in recent research, the benefit of medications going to only 18% of patients.

28 mins - Working with vulnerability rather than against it. Self discovery vs symptom suppression. The bait and switch, capturing highly sensitive people within the system.

32 mins - Beginning to relate to pain as a source of power rather than weakness. The joy of liberation from darkness and secrecy. The power of self care and self liberation.

46 mins - The chemical imbalance theory of mental health and the shift away from it. How to turn off the alarm bells that activate the flight, fight, freeze.

57 mins - Making the decision to heal from the root. Making the decision to end the suffering.

1.05 mins - Dr Brogan’s model for self healing, the common types of illness and the model for healing these. Changing mentality and the resultant shift in your life.\

Kelly Brogan, M.D., is a holistic health psychiatrist, author of the New York Times bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and the children’s book, A Time for Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board-certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher and a mother of two.

Preorder Dr Kelly Brogan's newest book 'Own Your Self' Here!

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #17: Kylie McBeath - Learning To Love All Of You

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I’m so excited to introduce this week’s episode with my best friend and love – Kylie McBeath. Love, Service, and Wisdom. Those are the three words that Kylie lives by. Her greatest mission is to help more people unleash their greatness, and find truth and alignment in life through harnessing their best resource: their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. She is also a Certified Health Coach and Transformational Life Coach and she works to empower women to move through shame, release anger, and align with their most aligned + powerful selves.

During this convo Kylie not only shares her relationship journey but also her journey as an entrepreneur and some amazing insights for how to grow into your voice, truth, integrity, and most true self.

Highlights:

11:10 – Kylie’s journey back to herself

16:10 – Breaking through the limiting messages sent to women

24:50 – How fear creeps into relationships

34:00 – Stepping into vulnerability and honouring commitments

46:20 – Trigger points and getting our needs met

54:00 – Clean anger vs aggression

Jam with Kylie:

Instagram

Zura Health

KylieMcBeath.com

Mate Magnet

Book Links:

Daring Greatly

Breaking Free

Loving Bravely

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Feb 04 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: You Are Not Your Story - Special Episode

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Your story does matter because it shaped you, but it is not who you are. Join me on a solo journey this week as I shed some light on how Create The Love came to be. Create The Love was born in part by my break down that came from the ending of a relationship. Rock bottoms are a chance to meet ourselves, and I was called in that breakup to break away from the social conditioning and pressure to 'fit in'. Over time, I have gradually learned to continue to let go of the life that I was taught to want and in doing so connected to my inner truth. That truth is, I don’t want to live behind masks. Love is not scarce, it is everywhere, and it is up to us to create it and cultivate it. In this episode I share some of the events of my childhood, teen years and early adulthood and reflect on how they shaped my journey. I go deep into how I learned to sit with and learn from painful experiences and emotions and invite you to do the same. Lastly, I want to thank you all for being such an important part of this journey and for joining me in creating the love together.

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Nov 18 2019

54mins

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Rank #19: Amy Young - Captain 'Raise the Bar'

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Are you struggling in the dating world? Do you feel like finding love is the equivalent to working a fulltime job? In this episode, I talk to Amy Young all about dating in the modern world and her unpopular opinion that dating is actually fun and how it should never feel like an obligation. Amy is a life coach extraordinaire who previously worked as an actor and comedienne, bringing her silly and irreverent approach to empowering single women to understand themselves and set themselves up for relationship success. She is self-proclaimed “Captain Raise the Bar” and she and I jammed on all the goodness there is in today’s modern dating world when you look for it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of raising your standards (8:08)
  • Can people have casual sex without getting hurt? (15:00)
  • Is it OK for a woman to need a man? (36:30)
  • And so much more!

References and Recommendations:
Viral Wedding Photo of pretend blowjob
Dr. Glover / "No More Mr. Nice Guy"
Katie Byron / "The Work"
Article: Why You Might Not Be Ready For The Evolved Man You Say You Want

Where can you find more of Amy Young?
AmyYoungCoaching.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/AMYoungster
Email: amy@amyyoungcoaching.com
Instagram: @AmyYoungCo

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Dec 03 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: Kelsey Grant - Ready to get Real in Your Relationship?

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This week I was over the moon to be speaking with my dear friend Kelsey Grant. Kelsey is an absolute goddess on all things relationships, intimacy, and sex! We got really real on intimacy in every way, how sex relates to connection and visa versa. We got into the juiciest parts of relationship and shared our own pasts on the highest highs and lowest lows - commitment, patterns, past hurts, cheating, breaking up, growing and knowing ourselves.

Episode Highlights

5min: Sexual intimacy and communication - whats the link?

8min: The vulnerability in sex - can you hide yourself and still enjoy climax?

10min: The differences between men and women when it comes to sex and connection.

12min: Integrity, cheating and shame.

14min: Pleasure and growth, how we change over time.

17min: Connection to self and ghosting, looking at it from both sides. When Mark was like a “Mt Everest Basecamp” of red flags

20min: Honesty in dating - are you dating just to date - to find a partner - to just have fun?

21min: Narcissism is a massive buzzword at the moment, but is it really narcissism?

25min: Taking responsibility in relationships and in life. You aren’t responsible for anyone else’s behaviour, but you are responsible for your own.

29min: The power dynamic in ‘saving’ someone.

32min: Breaking up and moving into a new relationship.

34min: Infidelity, the pain, the grief and the healing.

39min: Finding self love through our suffering.

43min: Mark’s ‘yoghurt and granola breakup’ story, what breakups are here to teach us.

54min: Kelsey’s relationship with a well known public figure - the deeper the connection the deeper the triggers and fears.

56min: Finding safety when we are in fear from past triggers.

59min: Trust and friendships with the opposite sex, does your partner trust your opposite sex friends?

1.06min: Family enmeshment and intimate relationships, they don’t gel!

1.10min: Getting started in making connections when you’re single - building the relationship skill set .


Episode Notes

Kelsey Grant - My entire life has been focused around relationships and how to get the love you want. As I’ve grown and shifted my ideas of what I wanted evolved as I did. The person I have grown into has given me access to learning, experimenting and through direct experience understand that which I was searching for in a relationship.

When I found it I thought that was it. I was done. That area of my life was complete. There was one catch though. I hadn’t yet learned how to really love myself. So the relationship ended. The universe works in mysteriously incredible ways. The breakup was exactly what I needed to actually for once look at my relationship to myself and understand I was at cause for all I was experiencing. I finally had to take a real look at my self confidence, self esteem, self worth and self love.

Through my journey of self love I was able to repair relationships of all kinds in my life, build my self esteem and self worth to levels they had never been before and ultimately begin to be the love I had be so intensely searching for in another. Once I was able to build this relationship with myself my love life flourished along with all the other areas of my life.

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Mar 25 2019

1hr 21mins

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