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Curiosity & Consciousness Podcast

Curiosity & Consciousness Podcast

Author: Karen Maloney

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The intention of this podcast is to help us to open our minds, get curious about ourselves and begin to take radical responsibility for our lives. Only by continually showing up for ourselves, can we release what no longer serves us and raise our vibration and consciousness levels. We have the power to consciously create our lives but we need to 'wake up' to this fact before we can begin the process.
Believe it or not, life is always happening for us. Everything serves a purpose but only by bringing a new level of awareness or perspective, can the insights and truths be revealed to us.
We're more than just this physical, mental and emotional body. Our essence is as an energetic being and we operate on a much higher vibrational level. Hopefully some of these conversations will help you to connect more to your own inner truth, raise your consciousness and notice the support of the universe which is available to all of us.
It is my experience that when we are disconnected from our true selves, we can never fully feel alive, authentic and live in the present moment.
Hopefully the conversations will help us to begin to surrender, trust and gain new insights and perspectives on our lives. It is a process and a unique journey for each of us, so my invitation to you is to get curious and open up to the possibility that you are being supported and guided every step of the way! I'm excited for the conversations that will take place on this platform and I welcome you along on the journey!
"The way out, is to go within".
42 Episodes
In this week's episode I'm talking about getting precious about our body, our energy, our space, our mind, our spirit, our wellbeing, and becoming aware of what raises our energy and vibration and what drains us. "Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live". Jim Rohn. The responsibility is on us to make better choices for ourselves in order to feel high vibrational, no matter what is happening in our life. Our body is the only place we have to live, so it's up to us to honour it, respect it and make it a nice place to be - on a mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic level!
This week I'm joined by Dr. Lee Griffith & Olivia Hardt Griffith who are husband and wife and work as a Doctor & a Shaman. This conversation offers a unique opportunity from two different aspects of 'healthcare'; traditional Western Medicine & Shamanism. Lee is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and has a thriving Pain Management practice in East Texas wherein he works to find new, innovative ways to treat patients and improve their quality of life. When Lee met his wife Olivia in 2011, and his views of healing and healthcare started to expand. Olivia Hardt Griffith, Actress, and Certified Shamanic Practitioner spent ten years in the entertainment industry as a successful actress. She has worked on movies and television for Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, HBO, FX, Universal, NBC, & Syfy before realizing that her real passion was in helping others heal. Olivia spent many years studying different healing modalities and was initiated by the Q’ero Tribe and certified as a shaman by The Four Winds School of Energy Medicine. Olivia’s path of helping her clients heal led her to Tachyon Energy and after experiencing the results she knew it was a calling. The first time Dr. Griffith experienced a Tachyon chamber was during his personal path to healing & he then knew that these chambers needed to be available to more people. In May of 2018, they opened Tachyon Wellness Center, which is now a rapidly growing healing center in Sedona, Arizona. In 2019 Olivia and Lee started their podcast "The Doctor and The Shaman" discussing everything lifestyle, healing, and wellness. Olivia also continues to run a busy practice out of Tyler, Texas where she sees clients and takes students through the shamanic medicine wheel and initiation process.
This week I'm talking about the relationship that goes everywhere with us. The only relationship that we are guaranteed for our whole entire lives. The relationship with ourselves and how vital it is that we learn to develop, nurture and cultivate a loving, kind, caring and supportive relationship with ourself.
This week I'm joined by Samjhana Moon who is a natural cycles mentor and visionary photographer who inspires women to connect with their cyclical nature and discover their true radiant self. She guides you to align with the Inner Seasons of your menstrual cycle, to manifest with the Moon phases, and to explore the archetypes of the feminine - so you can reach your full creative potential. Over the past 9 years Samjhana has guided hundreds of women to say yes to their true radiance, connecting with the seasons and natural cycles, on an insightful photographic journey in nature. Her ability to capture a person’s essence and unique beauty on camera has helped many women transition from self-critical to self-confident and discover their inner radiance. Samjhana is passionate about offering an alternative lens for women that challenges the media’s ideals about beauty and dissolves the taboo around menstruation. She is co-creator of the World’s first menstruation and moon clock and Director of Inner Seasons which provides a range of beautiful tools to support and guide your menstrual cycle adventures. Samjhana is founder of Sacred Feminine Photography and was voted People’s Choice Speaker for TEDx Totnes in 2015.
In this week's episode, I'll be exploring perhaps the most perplexing question of all - Who Am I? (And no, I'm not talking about me directly but the deeper question for all of us to ask of ourselves!). This question has certainly puzzled me many, many, many times in my life. Yes I could identify with many exterior constructs of who I was, but there always seemed to be something more & something deeper still calling me. Well as the saying goes...'Seek and you shall find'. My journey brought me to a deep truth, the essence of which cannot be explained in words because it is something to be experienced ourselves individually BUT it is also my path to now help spread that truth and light. Here's a first attempt anyway!
This week I'm joined by Martin McNicholl who is a Multidimensional Coach, Channel & Breathworker. He is the Facilitator and Founder of the The New Earth Mystery School, The Self Help Detox, Lightworker Launchpad and Activate Breathwork. Martin inspires, empowers and serves those ready to awaken and remember true freedom, abundance and joy. Having overcome adversity of separation, fear and addiction, Martin understands people's real life challenges and guides them to remember the truth of their wholeness, perfection and divinity regardless of their life circumstances now. Having direct experience of many mentors, modalities, teachers paths and people, Martin activates and reawakens innate self-healing, self-mastery and integration of body, mind and spirit to transform from the inside out. Grounded in the path of self-realization, Martin has opened himself to be a messenger and a clear conduit for the higher self and guides to move to him and through him for the good of all beings. By sharing and honoring all the challenges and breakthroughs of his life journey with light and laughter, Martin creates a strong, vibrant, connected community who support, honour and celebrate each other.
In this week's episode of the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast, I explore the theme of fears and whether the majority of the fears we face nowadays in our everyday lives, are truly things to be feared or are they blocks to us living our truest potential. For me, most of our fears are created and imagined in our heads! Yes, the experience of the fear is real (i.e. we feel shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating etc) but the question is, what do we truly have to be fearful of? I explore some of the bigger fears including the fear of death, the fear of failing and the fear of what others will think of us but still my question remains, what do we have to be fearful of? I invite you to listen and explore your own fears and see how they either propel you forward to become more, or hold you back. In my own journey, I've come to embrace fear. When fear shows up, it's pointing me in the direction I need to go in order to grow and evolve into my true authentic self.
Dr. Terry Lynch joins me this week. Terry is an Irish mental health educator, physician, psychotherapist, best-selling mental health author and provider of a recovery-oriented mental health service. Terry is one of a significant minority of mental health professionals globally who have become aware that the current prevailing approach to emotional and mental health care is seriously dysfunctional and unfit for purpose. The prevailing understanding of and approach to emotional and mental health is fraught with misinformation, inaccuracies and fallacies, fuelled primarily by powerful vested interests. The dominance of global mental health information, education and treatment that derives from the distortions that are endemic within the prevailing mental health (mis)understanding greatly restricts the potential for healing and recovery. Terry favours a truly holistic approach to health and wellbeing including emotional and mental health, within which truth and fact are prioritized rather than beliefs, dogma and biases. He questions the repeated emphasis on the brain in relation to mental health; the diminution of the importance of the mind, the human psyche; the emphasis on ‘mental illness’ rather than the centrality of life, existence and life struggles; the chronic failure to recognize trauma and its many effects within the prevailing approach to mental health. The medicalization of human distress is not working. It is fundamentally counter-productive. In the public interest, a significant paradigm change is urgently required.
Helena Tubridy is this week's guest on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Helena is Ireland’s leading fertility coach and therapist, helping couples navigate infertility, improve natural fertility and prepare for IVF. Using an integrative approach to mind/body health, Helena brings together her clinical expertise as a UK-qualified midwife, gynae nurse, psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner, hypnotherapist, fertility reflexologist and fertility nutritionist. She delivers tailored care for both women, and men, at every step of the path to parenthood. Her work is in brief, solution-focused therapy and she also helps clients after miscarriage and pregnancy loss. Sessions are in person in Athboy, Co. Meath, and online worldwide. Helena has recently completed a Master’s in Ethics, focused on fertility care in Ireland. Helena is a regular contributor to press, magazines, radio, TV and podcast, Helena is also a health and wellbeing speaker.
This week I share a short episode to help us get curious about the vibration our words carry. Every time we speak, we have the potential to create or destroy, to share love or spread fear and this is important to tune into! Everything in the Universe is made up of energy and is vibrating. The Universe is always listening, responding and matching our vibration to that which we send out. The invitation in this episode is to consciously experiment with the words you use in your daily interactions, mix it up, get creative, have some fun and see how your energy can shift and change!
Janine Schuller joins me this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Janine is a Sangoma (an African Shaman) and she was initiated by her Zulu Tribe back in her home in South Africa. She acts as a bridge between her clients and their Ancestors: to deliver messages, healings and provide a Tribe for their support. Janine is a believer that everybody is born with intuition and certifies healers to spread the word and help others. Her added passion is teaching clients how to understand their own unique energy and how to create a healthy relationship with their Ancestors (Guides) and themselves to flow courageously in life. Janine works under the name Gentle Warrior
Danielle Hahn joins me on this week's episode of the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Danielle Hahn is an empowerment and self-love coach for women and the founder of Warrior Women Life. Danielle has experienced vast trauma in her life and also profound healing and she has made it her life's mission to share that healing to the world. Danielle wants every woman to know, you don't have to live as a victim any longer. You CAN take your life back, and stand in your power today.  Danielle's story is beyond belief, which also makes her recovery even more inspiring and empowering. Danielle grew up in a very strict, extremely conservative Christian family system. She was very much raised under a fear based mindset. Church was a huge part of her upbringing but feeling like her family 'stuck out' in a new church they had joined, Danielle decided to join another church that a friend had suggested to her. From there, the Pastors of this church played on her vulnerability and manipulated her very slowly and had her completely brainwashed in their religious cult and exposed her to all sorts of abuse. Eventually, almost 6 years later, Danielle finally escaped and since then she has completely turned her life around. Now she works in helping other women to take back control of their lives too, no matter what the circumstances. Danielle is also working on a book that she will have coming out towards the end of 2019 called 'Warrior Within'. Check out her website
This week I share a simple technique to deal with emotions as they arise. It's simple but that doesn't mean it's easy because the hard part is remembering to put these techniques into practice when the emotion arises. Our emotions are our own in-built feedback system. We need to pay attention to them and learn to tune into them and develop a relationship with them! When we allow and witness them (as opposed to fight and resist them) they pass, they ease off, they dissipate. That's not to say they won't arise again, but they won't have such a tight grip on you. The 4 steps are Stop, Drop, Roll and Give Thanks. 1. Stop - get quiet, down tools, take a few deep breaths. 2. Drop - into your body and feel the emotion (without judging, criticising, analysing), notice where it is in your body and how does it feel. 3. Roll - with the wave of the emotion - cry, scream, kick the pillow, jump. When we feel an emotion, our body is flooded with a rush of biochemicals. This wave lasts 90seconds, so we need to roll with this intense period, then it will start to ease. 4. Give Thanks - it's so important that we acknowledge and celebrate our little wins, so thank yourself for paying attention and allowing yourself to feel the emotion. Get curious and explore it for yourself. Listen to learn more.
Martina Crudden joins me this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Martina is a loving mother of 6 children, she is a holistic therapist, a spiritual healer, a Reiki Master and an NLP Practitioner. Martina shares her inspirational story of how she come through tragedy and dark days after the loss of her 2 beautiful children Daniel and Jaimelee and suffering illness herself. She has turned her life around, through sheer soul searching and discipline and faith ain knowing that there had to be something more! In her words, she says, "I am here to walk with you until you learn to walk by yourself, the power to heal your life is in each and everyone of us". "Be kind to everyone and everything. Live life to the happiest and the most that you can be because we only get one life and it's time to live it".
Visu Teoh joins me this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Visu is a former Buddhist Monk and has been leading lovingkindness (metta) and insight meditation (vipassana) retreats in Asia and Europe for many years. He and his wife Barbara divide their time between his home island in Penang, Malaysia and Ulm in Germany. Visu was a journalist and then a Buddhist monk for 17 years before he returned to the lay life in 2003. For more information on his teachings, visit his website at "Suffering comes from my attachment and my inability to let go, my ego and this strong sense of I".
Sharon Fitzmaurice joins me this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Sharon is a holistic wellness coach, best selling author and speaker. She specialises in empowering others to help themselves through meditation, mindfulness, Reiki energy therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, self-awareness and personal development. Sharon works with individuals and groups since 2008 and has facilitated workshops, training and retreats that help participants awaken their potential. After years of learning tools and techniques to help Sharon in her own healing and personal development, she wrote and published two books in 2018. In the first book 'Someone please help me, So I did' Sharon shares her own story of dealing with abuse, anxiety and depression. In the second she created a self-awareness gratitude and guidance journal so that after reading her book, people could apply some of her meditation, mindfulness and journaling skills to help the readers in their own healing journey. As a regular speaker at events, Sharon's down to earth approach and humour help the audience to be their true selves and know that we all have a story to share. We all matter. "Listening is always the biggest part of any healing journey for ourselves". 
This week I'm sharing some insights and nuggets from a recent 9 day Silent Retreat that I did. It was a Vipassana (Insight) and Metta (Lovingkindness) Buddhist retreat. It was certainly a real challenge at times but it was also an incredible experience. I love to experiment and try out these things! The essential teachings of the Buddha (Dhamma) are all about learning to cultivate, purify, tame, develop and train our mind to more wholesome thoughts V's unwholesome thoughts. That's not to say 'put on rose tinted glasses' and pretend everything is great or deny situations that may arise (as another essential teaching of the Buddha is that 'life is suffering') but it's learning to navigate these times in better ways. The idea of impermanence is another aspect of the teachings - everything is always rising and passing away! I found it fascinating and I loved learning more on the teachings of the Buddha as I've never studied them before. However, I'm not saying we all need to book in 9 days for a silent retreat, the magic is finding these moments of silence throughout our every day lives. And the easiest way to do this, is by connecting to our breath and dropping into the present moment! We can do this at a moment's notice and begin to build from there. Our point of power is always in the now! 
Niamh Ennis joins me this week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast. Niamh is a Transformational Coach, Mindset Mentor and Energy Healer. All roads have led Niamh to discovering her true soul purpose and by sharing her life experiences she helps women feel held, heard, supported and know that you belong. Niamh works with women from all over the world to help them do the same, be who they want to be. She assists those who are searching for what they need to make real transformation in their lives, at work, in their relationships and most importantly with themselves. “Mine has not been an easy path but I am grateful for the struggles, they have been my gift, they have taught me so much about myself. They are what inspire me now to work with like-minded women who simply want to turn their lives around. They want real Transformation".
This week is all about the power of forgiveness. It can be a difficult aspect for us to grasp but it is vital for our own wellbeing. To forgive is to 'let go' of the burdens of resentment, anger, rage, frustration for our own benefit, so these toxic energies don't cause dis-ease and illness in our body, it's not about letting the other person 'off the hook'.
"The quality of our life depends on the quality of our questions". This week I'm sharing some tips on how to being to build an awareness practice for yourself. Awareness is key when it comes to making change in our lives. Like Google Maps, if we don't know our exact starting location, it's impossible for us to get to our destination. This is a short episode on the benefits of taking a few moments each day to 'check-in' with ourselves and ask ourselves some self-inquiry questions. With daily, consistent action, we can begin to gain more perspective on what serves us and what doesn't serve us, and learn to install more empowering programs!
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