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Mind Love ♡ Modern Mindfulness

Mind Love ♡ Modern Mindfulness

Author: Melissa Monte | Mindset Mentor

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Give your mind a little love today! Open your mind and expand your possibilities with an hour of mindset and self-love mentoring each week! We explore evidence-based research and raw personal stories to help you wake up to your power and lead a more intentional life. Think of it like your weekly action plan toward your highest self! Join host, Melissa Monte, for inspiring interviews into modern mindfulness techniques to level up your mind, body and soul. We explore topics like self-love, developing a positive mindset, finding your purpose, breaking negative thought cycles, reducing stress and anxiety, connecting to your intuition, finding alignment, working with energy, and more… No fluff. No BS. So let’s raise our collective conscious for the greater good… and create a badass legacy along the way. Hit subscribe for 5 karma points. Your future self will thank you. Let’s do this.
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We will learn: Why so many women are under earners How men and women differ in the way they process financial information How to rewire our brains for financial success   Have you ever considered the biggest difference between the wealthy and the average household earner might be their mindsets?  While money shouldn’t be what you value the most, it can be a really great support system for whatever you value. But if all you know is the money struggle, that mindset shift can feel impossible. Well today we’re learning that problems with money are never about the money. So where do problems with money come from? And how do we  start to develop a wealth mindset? That’s what we’re talking about today.  Our guest is Barbara Huson. She is the leading authority on Women, Wealth & Power. She’s on a mission to revolutionize women’s relationship with money.  She says that most women’s problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather with their fear of, or ambivalence toward, power. She’s going to teach us how to earn the money we deserve and build the wealth we desire.   Today we will learn: The healing power of presence, non-judgment, and affectionate touch How long it takes for oxytocin to release from touch How to hold someone for healing   Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations   See for privacy information.
We will learn: Some of the biggest traps that are stealing our time / making us time poor How we can analyze our time to find more of it How to build smart routines to make this a way of life There never seems to be enough time. Managing our time poorly has more consequences than just not getting as much stuff done. Time-poor people experience less joy each day. They laugh less. They are less healthy, less productive, AND more likely to divorce. In one study, time stress produced a stronger negative effect on happiness than unemployment. So what do we do about it? How do we reclaim our time to reduce stress and live a happier, more fulfilled life? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Ashley Whillans, the author of TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life. She is also an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in the time and happiness research field.  Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn: How millions of people are accidentally tanking their own careers Why experience doesn’t matter as much anymore How to get your  career back on  track even if you’re clueless about new technologies If your career has fallen off track lately, you’re not alone. For some, maybe you were laid off or your work structure looks different now. For others maybe this global crisis has caused you to re-evaluate some things. It can be terrifying! It’s already scary just watching the world change. But then trying to figure out where you fit in that world is an added layer. How do I even market myself? Is my experience relevant? What if I don’t have a degree? Whether you’re discouraged or losing hope in the future because you’re out of work, or your career has fallen off track or you’re just ready to make a big change, this episode is for you. Our guest is Fawn Germer.  She is one of America’s most sought-after keynote speakers on leadership. She’s a four-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist, and the bestselling author of nine books, including the Oprah pick Hard Won Wisdom. Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn: What the mother wound is and what keeps it in place How to develop boundaries even if we never enforced them before How to heal by learning how to mother yourself Why is it that mother daughter relationships can be so complicated? Whether you had the worst mother daughter relationship or the typical conflicts, we all have these mother wounds, some just deeper than others. So the question becomes “how do  you let go?” How do you heal? That’s what we’re talking about today.  Our guest Bethany Webster. In 2013 she published an article entitled “Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound” based on a body of work she had been developing for 15 years. And overnight, the article went viral. Women around the world shared it on social media,  they discussed it with their friends, and it was referenced in new blogs and podcasts.  Before, thought leaders like Adrienne Rich and Christiane Northrup had touched on the concept of a Mother Wound, but no one had yet fleshed out exactly what the Mother Wound is and why it remains a universal experience of women the world over.  So Bethany made it her mission to really understand and define the Mother Wound and why and how it manifests. Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn: How to overcome feeling like your body is failing you Dealing with resentment in infertility How to release expectations when  you  want something so badly Deciding to start a family is a big decision.  It’s a decision that will completely change your life. But for many people, getting pregnant isn’t as easy as they’ve been led to believe in the movies. The truth is, about 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant. Also, the natural fertility rate is only about 20% per month for a healthy, fertile 30-year-old woman. That means that for every 100 fertile 30-year-old women trying to get pregnant in one cycle, 20 will be successful and the other 80 will have to try again. And even for those without fertility issues, it takes about 6 months to a year on average of trying to conceive to actually get pregnant. If you’re in the 12% that are still having trouble, then thankfully there are options. Nearly 90% of infertility cases are treatable with medical therapies.  So today I’m bringing on someone who has been through it all. Through her path to become a mom of five, Josephine went through the ups and downs with IVF, international adoption and surrogacy.  But as many struggles as she faced, also led her toward her purpose.  Our guest is Josephine Atluri is an expert in meditation and in overcoming adversity to find joy. Channeling her experience to find calm and courage through all of it, she now helps other people navigate life’s curveballs, through meditation training and her “Responding to Life” podcast. See for privacy information.
We will learn: How to discover your core skillset The difference between passion and interest How to see yourself beyond your current identity   If you’ve been in  one job or field for years, it might feel like your options are limited.   But with a little introspection, you may realize that your unique skillsets or even the energy you bring to your work may include a lot more possibilities than your mind in allowing you to see right now.   That’s what we’re talking about today: how to discover your direction (whether you’re starting from scratch or making a change) so  you can design your dream career.   You may remember our guest, my good friend Ashley Stahl.   Ashley is a career coach, speaker, and author who is on a mission to help you step into a career you’re excited about and aligned with. She helps people discover their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers.   And she has a new book that just released last month called You Turn: You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn: How to find your unique message from the things you’ve gone through How to get people to recognize you as an expert How to make your message media-worthy   Have you noticed that a lot of people find their purpose from their deepest trauma or hardest struggle? There’s even a quote that says make your mess your message.   Our struggles give us depth. They are often the path chosen by our soul to teach us a lesson, or to evolve us in some way.   But once you’ve gone through the struggle and came out the other side to tell about it, then what? You’ve already gone through the hard shit, now how do you make money from it while still feeling aligned with your values?   How do you you become an expert in your field and tell your story in a way that connects with people?   That’s what we’re talking about today.   Our guest is Cheryl Hunter. You may remember her way back in episode 015. Her story is incredible. From her deepest pain, she’s found her highest purpose. And she’s been featured in over 100 media interviews from PBD to CNN to Dr. Phil.   She’s going to teach us how to skyrocket our influence.   Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn: About the spiritual purpose of relationships and marriage How to turn blame into self reflection How to cultivate emotional intelligence so their relationships flourish When you think about your relationship, what does it do for you? What needs does it fulfill? What expectations do you have on your partner? Are you both growing together? Or do you hold him or her to the standard of the person they were when you first got together? What does it really mean to have a healthy relationship?  A spiritual partnership is a vehicle that supports the partners in it to become more aware of their emotions, to become more aware of their intentions, and in making the most healthy choices that they can. So how can we use our relationships to not only grow together, but also to enhance our growth as individuals? That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Monica Parikh. She is the Founder of School of Love NYC. She teaches a global audience about love, psychology and higher consciousness. Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn: Practical tips for dealing with massive change How to decipher when you’re saying no to respect your boundaries vs fear of leaving your comfort zone Why co-creating with the is cosmos so impactful How do you feel about change? Do you handle it well? Do you usually avoid it? Are you optimistic when happens outside of your will? The funny thing is, we actually like change, but only when we’re the one’s choosing it. People not only fear change, they genuinely believe (usually on an unconscious level) that when you’ve been doing something a certain way for a long time, it must be a good way to do things. And the longer you’ve been doing it that way, the better it is. So change isn’t just about embracing the unknown — it’s about giving up something old (and therefore good) for something new (and therefore not good). So with all the change happening in the world, not only do most of us have fear and resistance, we also have all of these beliefs that things are going to get worse. So today we’re talking about how to deal with massive change. From pivoting your business, to homeschooling to dealing with loss and tragedy… and how to do so in a way that you’re actually thriving instead of barely surviving. Our guest is Jenny Fenig. She’s an intuitive business coach with a goal to help you remember who you truly are: a magic maker.  Links: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: How introverts and extroverts differ int heir nervous system responses How to beat your struggles and maximize your strengths as an introvert The best ways for introverts to find meaningful connections Between 25 and 50 percent of the population are introverts. There’s also a lot of misconceptions about introverts. People tend to think they’re super shy or anti-social. But what’s closer to accurate is just that they focus more on internal thoughts and feelings than they do on external stimuli.  These assumptions seem like weaknesses, but the truth is, being an introvert is actually a superpower. If you’re an Introvert, you tend to be a good listener. You think before you speak. You usually notice what other people miss. Yeah you enjoy time alone, but you also care about people, so you prefer quality over quantity in your relationships. Your mind is always active. Being an introvert doesn’t come without struggles though. You may tend to overthink, or compare yourself to others. You might let fear or lack of confidence hold your back. But your struggles can be transformed into your greatest strengths. We just need to know the right tools to get the job done. And that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Holley Gerth. She is a bestselling author, licensed counselor, and life coach. She’s shares everything you need to know, from brain science to the psychological, relational, and spiritual aspects of being an introvert. Links: Show Notes: Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self! Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations See for privacy information.
We will learn:  What are moods are trying to tell us How to shorten a whole mood into a moment We break down the most common moods and how to deal with them in a way that will create new emotional habits How much of your life are you wasting because you’re in a mood? Reframing how you feel about your emotions and your relationship to them is really the first step to changing your mood habits. Because it’s hard to reframe an experience if you’re doing so out of fear, or if you think your reaction is inevitable. And from there, we can start to learn the tools for reframing our most common moods and what’s really beneath them. And I’ll give you a hint, what’s really at the root of our moods is usually not what we’re reacting to at all. Our guest today is Lauren Martin. She is the founder of Words of Women and author of The Book of Moods. She’s here to show us that you really can turn your worst moods into your best life.* Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: How to recognize an epiphany The stages of every life-changing epiphany How to utilize our epiphanies to their highest potentials. Have you ever had an epiphany? Do you even know what one is? We usually use it to mean a sudden revelation or insight… and most of the time I hear it used in those lightbulb moments of creativity… kinda like an “aha” moment. But I’m coming to learn it goes a little deeper. The dictionary definition is a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential *meaning* of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. And the word “epiphany” dates all the way back to ancient Greece. It comes from the Greek “epiphaneia,” meaning “appearance” or “manifestation,” and was usually referred to the revelations brought to us by the gods. So it’s not just about a random insight… it’s an intuition realization about the the deeper meaning of something. Which I believe is our whole purpose in being in a body in this lifetime. To find the meaning in our lives. Our guest is Elise Ballard. She is the author of the book, Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight and Epiphany: The Journal, which are all part of her Epiphany Project, a collection of interviews with people from all walks of life about their greatest epiphanies.  She is now considered an “epiphany expert” so I’m super stoked at the insights we’ll get from today’s episode. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
How to Decide

How to Decide


We will learn How the hindsight bias screws with our decisions How to better identify the obstacles that might get in our way When to bring out our full decision toolkit and when to act quickly Why are decisions so hard? We should all know by now that our time is the most valuable resource we have, so why would we willingly waste it on things that are so trivial? Indecision is not cute. I’ll tell you what it is though… It’s annoying. It’s counterproductive and it’s a form of pain. And there are all sorts of consequences. We end up procrastinating so we don’t have to face the decision at all. Which then affects our self-belief because we stop trusting ourselves to keep a structure and finish things. So today we’re going to talk about How to Decide. Our guest is Annie Duke. She is a corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space.  And she’s the author of How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices and Thinking in Bets, which is a national bestseller.  She is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education.  Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: Multi-sensory healing - your senses are the portals for your awareness Why strong women often feel empty and disconnected inside How to stop outsourcing your authority Do you believe you can have it all? Or does a part of you believe that having it all is actually a little selfish? As women, we’re given mixed messages, about pretty much everything. Thankfully we live in an era of female empowerment so there are plenty of stories of women being successful and raising a family. But what I’ve found is that when it comes down to it… like when women are faced with the logistics of what it takes to have both, the choice becomes a little murkier. We wonder if it’s selfish to outsource our parenting, or if it makes financial sense or what we’re depriving them of, or if we’ll have the energy to succeed and still be a good mom. So today we’re talking to someone who has done it all. Cherie Burton is a pioneering spiritual psychologist whose mission in life is to transform women into authentically embodied and empowered leaders.  She is also a mother of six, an author, an international speaker and host of the Women Seeking Wholeness podcast. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: What makes a mentally strong person Why and how to do hard things How to push through self doubt toward our highest purpose Would you consider yourself mentally strong? Do you even know what that means?  Most people though equate mental strength with mental health. But according to the dictionary mental health is just the absence of a mental illness.  Often it’s our struggles that motivate us to develop mental strength because we realize that the pain of change is less than the way things are. But here’s the thing, we don’t have to wait for things to get so bad that we’re forced to make changes in our lives. We can choose to consciously create our lives based on what we want out of it, rather than just based on what we don’t want to happen. Well today we’re going to learn how to develop the mental strength that will help us lead our best lives. Our guest is Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and the host of the Mentally Strong People podcast. Her books, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, and  are international bestsellers. She also gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: The difference between body image resilience and body positivity?  How self-objectification destroys our identities and what to do about it How to create a healthy relationship with your body including powerful mantras and being more media savvy If you’re anything like me, most of your life you’ve had a love/hate relationship with your body. Actually, if you’re a woman, there’s a good chance there’s not a lot of love in that love/hate relationship. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape.  Our obsessions and disappointment with our bodies isn’t healthy. It creates a disordered relationship with food or with exercise, but most dangerous, it creates a disordered relationship with ourselves. Today’s episode we’re going to explore an alternate vision for your relationship with your body. Our guest has a really unique perspective because as an identical twin, she and her sister basically saw themselves from the outside in, with a constant comparison and sense of competition. We will be speaking with Dr. Lexie Kite today. Both she and her identical twin Lindsay have PhDs and are co-founders of the non-profit Beauty Redefined and experts in the work of body image resilience. They reach millions worldwide via research-backed online education. And their new book More than a Body was just released today. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: How to release our resistance around things we can’t change How to identify subconscious patterns that drive our behavior in subtle ways How to relieve a panic attack in the moment The holidays can be stressful, especially if you’ve been financially impacted this year. There’s all the gift expectations and shopping and cooking and planning… or maybe sadness because you can’t gather or trying to figure out how to make this season special for grandma. Anxiety is really just a feeling of worry or unease about the future. And how your mind and body manifest that unease might be different. There are a few mindset shifts that I think have played a huge role in my being able to overcoming my anxiety quickly. First, I don’t identify with it. It’s temporary and this step is critical to trusting yourself to move through your feelings. Second, train yourself to look within instead of placing blame outside of yourself. This also puts the power back in your hands because you can change how you’re approaching the moment, but you usually can’t change other people or events. Once your brain is primed that you have more power than you used to give yourself credit for, then you have all sorts of tools for dealing with anxiety in the moment. And that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Jean Walters. She is a Transformational Coach and Best Selling author of 5 books specializing in spiritual and personal empowerment. She has been teaching metaphysical techniques and performing Akashic Record readings for 40 years. And she’s the author of he Journey from Anxiety to Peace: Practical Steps to Handle Fear, Embrace Struggle, and Eliminate Worry to become Happy and Free. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn: How to stop resisting our stress How to turn stress into an opportunity  And how to stop being bitter and remember why you’re celebrating Stress is inevitable… especially as we’re right smack in the middle of the holidays, still navigating a pandemic, unemployment for a lot of people… and we know that stress has a pretty huge negative impact on our health… so … are we all screwed? No, not if we’re willing to examine our stress a little and change our relationship with it. It is actually possible to never have another problem for the rest of your life.  This is because events are not problems; they’re just events. Your resistance to them is what causes the problem.  But then the question becomes how do I do that? How do I step into a new mindset? How do I use life to let go of all my impressions of how things should be so I can also let go of the stress they create? Well, you have to become very conscious, especially of that mental voice that starts resisting whenever you think you don’t like something. And that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Dr. Dravon James. She is the founder of Everyday Peace and the author of Freedom is Your Birthright. Her whole goal is to inspire others to build the life of their dreams no matter what shows up in their lives- good, bad, or otherwise. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
Get 15% off a Muse Brain Sensing Headband here! We will learn: What happens to the brain when we meditate How to stop identifying with our thoughts How to reroute our thoughts when they’re going down a negative path Our brains are machines. They process stimuli and experiences. And the state of your brain is mostly a representation of its training. We create habits and patterns of thought and moods and reactions and if left unchecked, they start to feel inescapable.  Today we’re going to be talking about how to overcome what our brains are telling us AND a lot about meditation and how to use what we learn in meditation throughout the rest of our day. Our guest is Ariel Garten. She is probably one of the most interesting people you will meet. She is a Neuroscientist, mom, former psychotherapist, former fashion designer, and the co- founder and visionary of an amazing and highly successful tech start-up Muse. Muse tracks your brain during meditation to give you real-time feedback on your meditation, guiding you into the “zone” and solving the problem most of us have when starting a meditation practice. Muse lets you know when you are doing it right. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
We will learn:   All about the human design types How to manage your energy centers How your type can impact your relationships whether romantic, friendship or business Today we’re talking about human design with one of the top human design experts I know.  Human Design is a combination of ancient and modern sciences. It’s a system that sheds lights on how you were built, and how to best respond to the world. It combines astrology, I Ching, Kabbalah and the Chakras.  It doesn’t just stop at your psychology, it also gives you strategies and techniques for making decisions according to that psychology which, for a lot of people makes life easier and more fulfilling.  When you get a human design reading, you get what’s called a BodyGraph chart. It looks like a really scientific version of the chakra system with numbers and triangles. There are four different aura types that each have their own Strategy. So by strategy I mean a way to approach your life in a way that works with your natural energy instead of against it. Today we are talking to Erin Claire Jones. She’s a Human Design Guide & Leadership Coach. She has helped thousands of people and even companies step into their work their highest potential. Show Notes: See for privacy information.
Comments (833)

Stephanie Buck

This is one to come back to when you're in the thick of it. Just a reminder of all the things you know to do, but someone to walk you through it again ❤️

Mar 3rd

Ashley Ellis

This episode is my coincidence that the abundance meditations and financial freedom I I have been focusing on is coming!!

Mar 2nd

raziye Tahmasebi

Just what I needed now, while lost in my feelings of failure and not knowing where to start. Thanks for such useful topics ( ◜‿◝ )♡

Feb 23rd

Vanessa Valentina Maggiani Arguelles

I love Melissa ! All of her topics and special guests ! Always learning somthing new each and everyday!

Feb 16th

Lauren Promo

Reasons quarentine has been great include the fact that I received almost no objectification at all, because I've seen hardly anyone 😆

Jan 21st
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Lori C.

Really liked the idea if this topic but this guest, for me, just felt like she was selling herself and named dropped without the names actually being dropped. I couldn't get anything out of the episode because if it. need to keep listening but hopefully other podsbwill address same/similar topics.

Jan 11th

Summer Ot

I'm in love with this channel. ❤

Jan 6th

Summer Ot

Great Episode!

Jan 6th
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Summer Ot

I love this channel ❤

Jan 5th

sky addicted

Hey, hope you're doing okay. I'm here to say I don't like the ads part at all because they're too long!! and I feel like by adding such long advertisement parts to each episode you're actually sending the message which says: I don't care enough about the ones who actually listen to this channel. Hope I'm wrong. but that just feels like that. Wish you luck 🤞🏻

Dec 21st
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Wow I cannot believe you’re charging for your epidsodes now

Dec 20th
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Saida Omer

Good topic we need to know it.

Nov 22nd

Ruby Redd

this episode, like so many of Mind Love, was exactly what I needed to hear. I've been following since the very first episode to truly live in my own power unafraid. Thank you for sharing

Nov 17th
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Zahra Abdollahi

love it ! thanks a zillion ❤🍀

Oct 29th

Chimwe Grey

needed this. where can i learn more about attachment styles and these affirmations to help reprogram all the negatives feelings I feel

Oct 28th

dylan jeffers

Cam this episode be found anywhere else?

Oct 17th
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Jena Lafont

I love your pod cast your are helping me so much thanks

Sep 21st

Kelsey H

Came across this channel yesterday and it has been the medicine my soul needed (besides a walk in nature). I'm starting with the oldest episodes. I am so thankful that I found this podcast. It is a blessing!

Sep 16th

samar saad

i loved this episode sooo much alot of truth about self love keep it up you guys r doing great

Sep 12th

Yoonsung Choi

This episode is exactly what I was looking to hear and I need at the moment when I am going through hard time with anxieties and worries about my self and my new relationship. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sep 10th
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