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/
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
"You have to know what you know and why you know it. Be comfortable in your own skin. All of the world’s religions are directed toward Love. The issue here on earth is to learn how to love through the ages. We need, we all need, to learn the definition of love that can stand for all humankind. Forget about the dogma your religion has taught you. Forget about the rituals your dogma has taught you. The motivation to Love has a new and different definition.
Jesus never called himself God, so why do so many people believe that he was God? Jesus Christ guides us to be forgiving of others; to be generous, to be compassionate and pray for our enemies. Some say Jesus Christ was just a man, or maybe a great teacher. The Bible says Jesus wasn’t just some spiritual individual, he was the son of God but some believe Jesus was God himself. He says that Jesus was not God and that God is not just a concept, but rather a living spirit within our hearts.
What is codependency? What is like to recover from co-dependency? Why did it hurt to realize it was time to take care of yourself? My conversation is with Brandy Angel. Brandy is a photographer, a full-time mother who is also the creator of “Be The Change - Brandy Angel Foundation”, a foundation that is dedicated to being and inspiring positive change in the world. In this episode, Brandy shares her story of co-pendency and how she found healing.
In the book “In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts” Gabor Maté writes that he sees addiction as one of the most misunderstood phenomena in our society. The capacity to become addicted is very close to the core of the human experience and the more we suffer, and the earlier in life we suffer, the more we are prone to become addicted. In this episode, we explore Gabor's message about addiction with Josh Sandeman. He psychologist and family nurse practitioner.
- How do we become aware of our untreated pain? And how do treat your patient’s pain? - What is the healthy way to communicate our feelings to our partner without focusing on what he or she did wrong? - What are some of the other ways we can identify co-dependency in our relationships? In this episode, Dr. Laura Louis answers these questions and more. Dr. Laura Louis is a psychologist, keynote speaker, and author.
How is suffering different from pain? How many millions of people suffer every day without any meaningful knowledge gained as a result? My conversation is with Heather Paris! She is a Certified Family Life Coach, Strategic Interventionist, Marriage Educator, Yogi, Certified BreathWork Practitioner, a Neuro-Linguistic Programmer & Mother. “Your words have exceptional power over your feelings.” "Connecting and helping others are antidotes for “suffering.”
What You Don't Acknowledge, You Can't Change. "We spend too much time and waste too much energy in “pointless” attempts to change what we cannot change. This is a major cause of frustration and other forms of anger. The rational evidence for determining what we can change and what we cannot change is overwhelming, however, our behavior often tries to disobey this reason." - (ref: emotional competency) I am having a conversation with Rev.Marc Baisden. Rev. Marc Baisden is a Minister and Therapi
Fear of judgment? You are not alone. Deja Drewit is an artist/graphic designer and full-time mom of a 5-year old boy! Having her self-esteem and self-worth affected by childhood experiences, Deja, became afraid of people and their judgment. In this episode, we talk about how to overcome fear. “Socializing with authentic people will expand your view of the world, as well as, your own inner world.” Pay attention and trust what is happening now. Something beyond you is trying to say something.
Michael Roth is a Holistic Addiction and Wellness Specialist. He is a Certified Addictionologist with a specialty in compulsive behaviors and disorders, a Certified Sexual Addiction Recovery Coach, a Certified Intimacy Anorexia Coach, and a nationally Certified Life Coach. He is also an author and a speaker. Have you ever thought of addiction and the strategies we create to live with it, as a gift? In his episode, I am having a conversation with Mr. Roth about addiction, healing, and recovery.