A Quest for Well-Being
Summary: This is a podcast inspired by love in the quest for Well-Being. The episodes feature informative, inspirational, healing, and insightful conversations focused on mental and spiritual health. This is a platform of collaboration created for exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, and insights about holistic health. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking toward a new way of living and new ways of being. Through the lens of awareness and healing, we explore such topics as trauma, addiction, co-dependency, fear, depression, anxiety, learning, and self-love, among others. The intention is to inspire healthy changes and promote awareness. I am grateful for having the opportunity to collaborate with many thoughtful and insightful people. Much appreciation for the guests and supporters of this podcast! Podcast Song “Almost August” by Dan Lebowitz http://www.lebomusic.com/
In this episode is about nutrition, essentials for an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, and simple secrets for living an extraordinary life of health, well-being, and enhanced life-force. Billy Merritt is my guest. He has devoted most of his adult life to the study and teaching of natural health and well-being. But it was only after being diagnosed with a rare and dangerous brain condition that Billy really delved deeply into the connection between lifestyle and health.
This episode is about emotional intelligence, self-awareness, emotional management (impulse control and assertiveness), empathy, and relationship management. My guest is Michael Benner, the author of “Fearless Intelligence” – his book is about learning to recognize the destructive impact of heartache, irritation and frustration using awareness and intelligence — also, how to understand the hidden meaning of our hurtful emotions in order to release them.
In order to move beyond the world we’ve always known and explore the possibilities that are always available, it’s critical that we learn to approach new information with an open mind. While this certainly isn’t a revolutionary new insight, the plain and simple fact is most people have a difficult time when it comes to being genuinely open-minded. - Writes Jeff Maziarek. Jeff is also the author of Codi’s Journey, a personal memoir about his Border Collie, Codi, who passed away in 2005.
In this episode, Lawrence McGrath explains How Institutionalized Minds lead to Conflicted Living. The conversation is about marriage, religion and “Truth” which Lawrence connected to institutionalized minds and conflicted living. Lawrence McGrath is an 85-year-old author who used to be a marine pilot, college professor, college president, bank president, and a consultant. In his book: A Cry From The Heart – A Personal Essay - he expresses his thoughts about religion, dogma, love, and
If you are suffering from codependency you are not alone. Codependency is widespread in our world today and learning to acknowledge how we entangle, enable, attach and cling to others in unhealthy ways allows us to eventually learn to reclaim our personal self-worth. In this episode, Lisa A. Romano talks about narcissism, co-dependency and how to return to our true selves.
Whether we are aware of it or not, there is an underlying current in our lives that is continually guiding us toward the effortless fulfillment of our heart's desires. The challenge is learning how to recognize and how to integrate divine flow into our lives. In this episode, Steven Lane Taylor explores what might be blocking the experience of the divine flow. The idea is to discover what we can do to experience the flow's miracles.
Writing is a healing act. Keeping a journal or writing in a diary for self-expression is a worthy pursuit in and of itself, but sometimes, you might want to share your life story so that others who are going through a similar circumstance can benefit from the lessons you’ve learned. If you are a person who wants to impact the world through the telling of your story, listen to this episode.
Water is not the simple glass of liquid we were taught in school, some random arrangement of hydrogen and oxygen, rather, water has the amazing ability to arrange its hydrogen and oxygen molecules into repeating, geometric formations – just like a crystal - it is called structured water. Why does structured water matter? Nevin Eckert and Dr. Carly Nuday explore the science of structured water and how it is different from “bulk” water. Structured water is vitally important to our health.
How about challenging the status quo of our workplace relationships? And how about not just the workplace status quo, but rather, all our relationships? In the episode, Sylvia Lafair explores the hidden emotional mechanisms in the workplace, and the discovery of why people respond the way they do. The idea is to gain understanding of our workplace relationships through some key observations and practices. The goal is to achieve levels of success and satisfaction we never dreamed possible.
Overall in the US, illicit drug use has been dramatically increasing, Marijuana and Opioid use. Why is there such high demand for these drugs? Perhaps it is the focus on our individuality, on own achievements, successes, failures – the focus on detaching from the pain we feel rather than re-assessing the way we think and the way we live. Perhaps is the focus on solving our own problems alone rather than connecting with others who can help us understand that it’s not “my” problem but “our” p
Anger has a lot to teach us, if we listen to it! We operate under a common illusion that the things that make us angry lie outside of ourselves, that they are external to us. Something out there is in opposition to our need for safety and security; it threatens our comfort or position. We feel a need to defend our vulnerable selves. Anger limits us. But if we have the courage to look at our anger and its causes and to learn from it, we can develop an open heart—a heart of genuine compassion.
“Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” My conversation today is with Aydan Dunnigan-Vickruck about tango dance, sexuality, and spirituality. Aydan writes about Tango dance is an excellent practice for relational dynamics. In fact, dancing tango can be translated into how we live, move and relate, both, on and off the dance floor. Aydan Dunnigan-Vickruck is an Author, Blogger and Mental Health Social Worker
Addiction sets up a trap for us while appearing to address a deep need we are drawn to its attractiveness and the promise of feeling complete in some way a replacement for “god” is introduced to rob us of true spirituality. In addiction, we mistake: - Numbness for Peace - Indulgence for Abundance - Gratification for Fulfillment - Intensity for Intimacy - Control for Safety - Perfection for Competence...
What if Self-compassion gives us the benefits of self-confidence without the downside of delusion?
Johann Hari suggests we should say to the addicts in our lives that we want to deepen the connection with them, is to say to them, I love you whether you're using or you're not. I love you, whatever state you're in, and if you need me, I'll come and sit with you because I love you and I don't want you to be alone or to feel alone. The opposite of addiction is connection. My conversation is with TOMMY EVANS. Podcast Page: https://fitforjoy.org/podcast