Learning to Enjoy the Process

Are you a super goal-oriented person? I’m right there with you. Today on the podcast, I’m talking about how to have goals *and* enjoy the process.

 

We’ll be using wisdom from a former Jain monk, Stoic philosophy, and the founder of the Spartan Race to learn how to have goals and move forward while still dealing with the difficulties, uncertainties, and discomforts of the process.
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Moon Chat: Reframing Mercury Retrograde

Today on the podcast we have Kathleen Barry back to talk about Mercury Retrograde!

I know – it’s everyone’s favorite astrological phenomenon (or at least the one we hear about the most), but in this podcast, we’re going to do a deep dive in Mercury Retrograde to understand how it can be a catalyst for self-discovery, boundaries, and rebalancing in our crazy, tech-obsessed world.

This conversation, while wonderful, is imperfect – our tech, unsurprisingly, wasn’t working wonderfully, so you might miss a few words throughout the podcast. No fear – you’ll still get some amazing ideas and practices from the podcast.

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Intermittent Fasting based on your Ayurvedic Dosha

Intermittent fasting has been all the rage in health and wellness in the last few years, but did you know that forms of intermittent fasting have been part of ancient medical traditions for thousands of years?

In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and sister science to yoga, the digestive system is the most important organ system for wellness and vitality. For the past 5,000 plus years, Ayurveda has recommended a 12-hour window of fasting every day to promote the steady release of toxins from the body and the proper regeneration of the body’s energy and digestive power every day.

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Nicole Lanteri: Work/Life Balance (or lack thereof) and using your gifts

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I am SO grateful for this conversation with Interior Decorator Nicole Lanteri.

Nicole is an amazing creative and business woman. She started her interior design business 10 years ago when she realized that being a lawyer wasn’t using her gifts and energy to the best of her ability. I’m so glad that she made that change, because she now brings a wealth of kindness, empathy, and a brilliant design eye to her client’s homes. I often think that Nicole has so many clients because you just want to hang out with her, and after this conversation, I know that many of you will want to hang out with her too.

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Overcoming fear to begin with the end in mind and stay present in the middle

When exploring Stephen Covey’s first habit of Highly Effect People, I realized just how hard it can be to set real, meaningful goals and commit to acting on them.

Covey’s first habit is worded “begin with the end in mind.” He’s saying when we look at our end goal and name where we want to be, we can use that ending to direct our actions and decisions in the present.

Stephen Covey wasn’t the first to think that this was an important habit to live by. In Stoic philosophy, momento mori (“remember death”), is a keystone habit espoused by Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.

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Moon Chat: How to Find and Read your Astrology Birth Chart!

Most of us know the sign based on our date of birth, but do you know that you actually have MULTIPLE signs? These signs are based on the positions of the planets at the time and place of your birth. With this information, you are armed with a fuller picture of your personality, work, life, and values.
 
Today on our Moon Chat, resident astrology expert Kathleen Barry is sharing how to find your birth chart and how to interpret it. We’re dropping a TON of knowledge, and it’s going to help you look at yourself in a whole new way.
 

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Getting rid of the “shoulds” – an interview with social worker Jerusha Hull

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Today on the podcast, we have an interview with the talented and caring Jerusha Hull. Jerusha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Virtue Counseling in Arlington, VA. Jerusha specializes in issues particular to women such as prenatal loss, infertility, birth trauma and recovery, postpartum depression and anxiety, your role as a mother, wife, and woman as well as childhood trauma and relationship concerns. She works with women both individually and with their loved ones. Jerusha believes that every woman should have access to quality mental health care. You can find Jerusha at VirtueCounseling.com and on Instagram @VirtueCounseling
 

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Why the warrior poses are named as they are and how to embody hero virtues

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Today let’s talk about one of the great mysteries of yoga: WHY, in this peace-loving, joyous, kumbahyah yoga culture are our iconic poses named after warriors?

It’s always been an interesting paradox to me – the point of our yoga poses is to exemplify different animals, shapes, and beings. Why are some of the most popular poses named after war?

Well, as it often happens, this name is a case of mistranslation. In Sanskrit, the warrior poses at called Virbhadrasana. Literally – “the poses of the sage Virbhadra”.

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Moon Chat: Embracing The Light and The Dark

It’s time for another amazing moon chat with our resident astrology expert, Kathleen Barry.

 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the full moon in Virgo, getting your inner life in order, and embracing the light and the dark. You’ll learn about how linear thinking and overthinking can get us into trouble, why seasonal affectedness disorder is *definitely* a real thing, plus learn a little biology along the way!

 

One of my favorite parts of the conversation is about how we’re never *quite* at perfection. We are always learning, retooling, and reshaping. This doesn’t mean we suck – it means we’re human! And this waxing and waning of the moon reminds us that we can tread the same territory again and again, yet still be learning something new.

 

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Finding Stable Equilibrium and Trusting Your Balance

Throughout biology and even in our own biochemistry, the world is held together by stable equilibrium: when something gets out of balance, compensation mechanisms come into play, bringing us back to balance.

Unfortunately, we often find it harder to believe in that stable equilibrium within ourselves. We fear feeling emotions fully, or get overly controlling in our own lives.

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