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Mind Love ♡ Modern Mindfulness

Author: Melissa Monte | Mindset Mentor

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Do you feel like you’re just not a motivated person?  Maybe you’ve never been very motivated. Or maybe, there was a time you felt motivated but you just can’t figure out how to tap into that again. What if motivation is not one-size-fits all, and we just haven’t yet figured out our unique motivation code? That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Todd Henry, author of Motivation Code among other brilliant books. he helps people access their brilliance through speaking, writing and his company Accidental Creative.  His book motivation code isn’t just his own anecdotal findings. He draws on decades of research and interviews with over 100,000 people and his conclusions change what we know about how to motivate ourselves and others. in fact, that there are twenty-seven “motivational themes”, each with its own unique DNA. We will learn:  Why motivation often feels elusive and unreliable How to uncover the our top motivation themes The shadow sides of our motivations and how to combat them Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: What does it mean to really hear someone or be deeply heard 5 Simple steps to increase high quality communication and create deeper, meaningful connections How to use social media to connect on a deeper level We are more connected than we’ve ever been, but for some reason, we’re more divided than we’ve ever been. There’s also more people on earth than there’s ever been before, but somehow, we’re lonelier than we’ve ever been. How do we come back to connection? What are we missing? I think we’re all so busy broadcasting our opinions and perfectly curating our images online that we don’t really get to know people or let people get to know us… and I mean the real us, not the Instagram versions of us. But here’s the thing… just like with everything else in life, that change starts with you. And me. To be the kind of listeners that cultivate deep and meaningful connections, we have to know how right? So that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Terri Lonowski, She has a Masters in educational psychology, and she’s the founder of Soulful Listening. Through her own loneliness journey, she began to study what it meant to really deeply listen and why this skill is so fundamental to every human. She found that through 5 easy repeatable steps we could ease feelings of loneliness, create fulfilling connections, and begin to break free from our own limitations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How to tap into your creative brain to achieve more success How to flex your 3 core neuro-muscles A simple technique to eliminate stress, anxiety, self-doubt and fear  The most frustrating complex but frustrating tool we have is our brains. How do we make sure that we’re always building up our brains so that we can find more and more success throughout our lives… instead of just slowly tearing ourselves down? As we have life experiences, we create mental and emotional blocks that can prevent us from doing things like taking risks, or trusting people, or even taking action on things that matter at all. Our beliefs about ourselves and the world are the biggest drivers of behavior. Similarly to how we work out our muscles to keep them strong and feed out bodies to keep it nourished, we have to give the same kind of love and attention to our brain and mental processes. So that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is John Assaraf. He’s one of the leading mindset and behavioral experts in the world. He’s been on shows like Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  He’s been featured in 10 movies, including “The Secret” and “Quest for Success” with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama.   And he’s going to teach us how to actually enhance the functioning of your brain in ways that will help you to master your thoughts and emotions so that you can achieve any goal you desire. Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn:  How to clarify ideas and make them stand out Work through fear and replace with techniques that give the presenter confidence in themselves How to maintain present moment awareness to communicate confidently Did you know that human’s number one fear is public speaking? Even over death. Public speaking isn’t just reserved for a stage and a full conference hall. Public speaking can be speaking in front of your team at work, or leading a Zoom call. What are you missing out on in your life by not having the confidence to communicate well?  What could you gain, or what could you become if you were the type of person who could clearly and concisely speak in a way that people relate to, or even in a way that influences? Well today, you’re taking the first step toward finding your voice. Our guest is Billie Shepard. She’s been a presentation coach, professional actor and acting coach for four decades. She has appeared in regional theater productions, TV series and national commercials. She trains corporate execs and professionals into influential presenters and communicators. And she recently published The Billie Shepard Presentation Method; the culmination of her acting and teaching careers and her extensive educational research. And today she’s going to give us some insider tips into how to communicate confidently and with influence. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn:  How do we know if we haven’t healed from a betrayal The 5 stages of betrayal - including emotions and mental symptoms A 4 step process to start to trust again This episode has an accompanying worksheet for MEMBERS ONLY. Log into your Membership Nook to access. What is it about betrayal that feels so much more personal than other kinds of pain? Why is it that betrayal hurts so badly? Why does it feel so unexpected even when often there were plenty of warning signs? And most importantly, what do we do afterward? Betrayals shatter our worldview, whether coming from a boyfriend or a friend or a family member, it cuts deep. And because of this there are some serious repercussions if we don’t learn to deal with it.  Betrayals can cause us to callous over so we don’t feel that kind of pain again, but in doing so, we also harden ourselves to love and intimacy and those Sex in the City kinda besties. And if we let that happen, the betrayer wins. That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Dr. Debi Silber. She’s the founder of the Post Betrayal Transformation Institute and she’s a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert, the author of the book: Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence and Happiness.  She also has a recent PhD study on how we experience betrayal which made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that changes how long it takes to heal.  Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How trauma can spark chronic gut symptoms, and a scientific explanation of how unresolved trauma lives in the body  The often-overlooked link between your gut health and being able to listen to your intuition  Why enforcing boundaries has more impact on our physical health than we realize  Stress has been recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has said that stress is the basic cause for more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases. Yet we have all this stress living in our bodies, but did you know that we store it in our gut? There’s a really strong connection between the gut and the brain. So trauma and stress cause gut issues which can then cause even more mental imbalances like anxiety and depression. Do you see how everything is connected? Well today we’re talking about what to do about it. Our guest is Victoria Albina. She is a Certified Life Coach and Breathwork Meditation Guide. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner, has a Masters degree in Public Health and has over 20 years experience in health and wellness. She’s going to help us realize that we are our own best healers. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How our personal struggles actually influence our biology How to examine the 4 points of your personal compass Why letting in is just as important as letting go It seems the most interesting, complex and inspiring people I know have all been through something really hard. They’ve struggled somehow. Struggles help us develop resilience. Often in order to survive, we start searching for things – help, resources, conversations, maybe something inside ourselves like our own strengths.  But not everyone who struggles finds their light. Some stay in the darkness. Some feel beaten down by their experience and just can’t seem to find the strength to get up and out of it. They feel like the world is against them, or they’re a victim of their own circumstance.  So what’s the difference? Why do some people’s struggles seem to make them, while others break them? So how do we start to find that meaning? How to we start to recognize the wisdom in our own achievements? Instead of just the details of our own stories? Our guest is Kirsten Beverley Waters. She is a Yoga Medicine teacher, fitness coach, author, and motivational speaker.  She credits the low moments in her life with enabling her to find her voice and harness her powers. And today she dives deep into an exploration of personal experience and how our individual stories and struggles help shape our biology, giving breath to our individual superpowers. Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How to open your mind to become more attuned to serendipity  How to turn unexpected encounters into opportunity How to better foster your connections to turn them into something meaningful Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to have really good luck?  Do they have like cosmic signals attached to each of them that tells the universe how to respond? Or are they approaching the world differently? That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Christian Busch. He’s an internationally known expert in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. He is the Director of the Global Economy Program at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, and also teaches at the London School of Economics. And He’s a cofounder of Leaders on Purpose and the Sandbox Network. His most recent book is called The Serendipity Mindset. And his main message is that serendipity isn’t about luck in the sense of simple randomness. It’s about seeing links that others don’t, combining these observations in unexpected and strategic ways, and learning how to detect the moments when apparently random or unconnected ideas merge to form new opportunities. This is action and data driven knowledge from a practical expert, with a clear blueprint for how we can cultivate serendipity to increase innovation, influence, and opportunity in every aspect of our lives.' Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn; How to take bold moves before you have it all figured out How trauma passes down and how to move through it How to push yourself to not just survive but to succeed Humans have a co-existing need for individuality and belonging. We want to be our own people, and we want our unique identities to be know, but we also want to fit in and belong. Now imagine being a refugee… you had no choice but to leave your country… you don’t speak the language well, you already feel displaced, and you end up somewhere that doesn’t exactly make you feel welcome.  How would that affect you? How would it change the way you viewed yourself and the world?  Today’s episode tells the journey of a refugee and how her struggles affected her daughter. Our guests today are Lan Cao and her daughter Harlan Van Cao. Lan was born in South Vietnam and is now a professor of international economic law and has written two novels. Harlan is a freshman at UCLA. Both just completed a mother-daughter memoir Family in Six Tones. So for those of you who think you’re too young or too inexperienced to get a publishing deal or to do whatever other big dream you keep talking yourself out of, you’re going to want to hear this. Show Note: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How our early experiences impact our relationships through attachment styles The inner beliefs that affect each attachment style the most How to reprogram our minds to transform the limiting programs we’re holding onto to Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships? Maybe you tend to get a little too clingy a little too fast? Or maybe when it starts to get serious you pull away. Or maybe you don’t set any boundaries and then suddenly snap and lash out. Where do these patterns come from?  That’s what we’re talking about today, specifically Attachment Theory. Attachment theory describes how our early relationship with a parent or primary caregiver, creates our expectation for how love should be.  Our guest is Thais Gibson. She is an author, speaker and co-creator of the Personal Development School. She has a MA and over 13 different certifications ranging  from CBT to hypnosis. And she’s best known for her work and research on Attachment Theory and how trauma impacts our adult romantic relationships.  And she’s also the author of The Attachment Theory Guide. She’s created her own system which integrates our personal core wounds, limiting beliefs and emotional patterns at the subconscious level to give us deeper insight into ourselves and our relationships.  Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How suffering prepares us for enjoyment and happiness The first step to finding our way out of our mental suffering How to navigate the emotions and thoughts that are surfacing right now both inside ourselves and within our personal relationships Whether you’ve gone through something big and traumatic, or just feel overwhelmed by the day to day hardships, we all suffer. Even those that seem to have everything handed to them on a silver platter will find a way to create their own suffering. What if the number one thing you can do to ease your suffering is to figure out how to love yourself… actually realizing who you are at your core and understanding how to meet your own needs on a moment to moment basis. Our relationships with ourselves are the most important relationships we have and ironically the ones that tend to be the most neglected.  Until we start connecting with ourselves and finding our own center, we’re going to continue to be thrown by everything happening around us. So that’s what we’re talking about today.  Our guest is Blake D. Bauer, the author of the international bestselling book You Were Not Born To Suffer. He is a world-renowned teacher and speaker with an extensive background in psychology, alternative medicine, nutrition, traditional healing, and mindfulness meditation.  His expertise comes from his personal experience overcoming deep suffering and addiction as well as what he’s learned helping over 100,000 people worldwide. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: The elements of behavior change and how to approach it How to use emotion to create lasting habits How to form communities to help make change a lot easier You know how devices like your phone and computer have a power-saving mode?  Your brain has one too. It’s the autopilot system that takes over when you’re doing repetitive tasks, like driving to work or brushing your teeth.  Your body and brain work in perfect harmony, almost like everything you do is carrying out a mission with total efficiency so you to perform better without even thinking about what you’re doing. The catch—this system is super valuable, but it’s also what makes it so hard to change our habits!  Today, we’re going to talk about the actionable science behind building and breaking habits. The tips and tricks for real lasting change. Today we’re talking to BJ Fogg. He’s a Behavior Scientist and founder of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University and he founded the Behavior He’s not only a researcher, he also teaches industry innovators how human behavior really works. He created the Tiny Habits Academy and wrote the bestselling book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How can you open your mind and heart to what is holding you back How to  open yourself up to the psychic dimension How to integrate the ego for a more unified self What’s your relationship to your ego? We get a lot of mixed messages about ego. I think the first things I understood about it was just what it means to have a big ego, or to be egotistical. What if instead of shunning the ego, we integrate it. We acknowledge its intention, even feel grateful for it, but just understand there are more pieces to the puzzle that need to be considered before just act on the ego’s impulse. Thinking about the ego this way can be a pretty big step in self love. And moving away from separation and towards unity. Because how can we really feel unity with our full selves if we’re resisting such a big part of our own humanity? So that’s part of what we’re diving into today. Our guest is Vincent Genna. Vincent is known as the “tell-it-like-it-is” and a truly authentic Spiritual Teacher and Psychic Therapist. Vincent also teaches all levels of psychic and mediumship skills, including communicating with animals.  He’s got a big personality and is such an amazing story teller so this will be a fun episode. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: The energies beneath our challenges Healthy vs unhealthy fear and the main causes of both How to connect with the center of your heart chakra to gain power and insight The biggest oversight we make in our spiritual journeys is to bypass the man experience. We think we can just overshadow any pain or negative emotion with positivity. Or shun our ego out of existence. Or we deny that we have any fear at all, because somehow fear is the opposite of love. Right now, we are experiencing a collective trauma. Healing really involves both our human and spiritual selves, to fully integrate what we’re going through into who we are becoming. If we bypass the human side of it, like denying our sadness or our pain, and trying to just overpower with the positive, or if we deny the spiritual side of it, like not paying attention to where energy may be blocked in the body, we don’t clear our the unresolved trauma. We miss half the lesson either way. So today we’re talking about our subtle energy bodies and how they affect our physical realities. Our guest is is Cyndi Dale. She’s an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant and the author of 27 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sign up for Mind Love Premium for the full episode here. We will learn: The 3 causes of mental suffering: desire, aversion and delusion What we should be paying attention to during meditation How to apply non-attachment to everything we do I believe every religion, philosophy, school of thought, way of life… has something to teach. I like to go into ideas with the mindset of “what can I take with me from this?” So today, we’re going to take some lessons from Buddhism.  Without knowing much about Buddhism, it quickly started to positively affect my life, sometimes with something as simple as a quote. There are so many good ones:  “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” “Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden on the mind.” “If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.” There are just so many nuggets of wisdom that you can directly apply to basically every area of your life. If you’re a student of meditation, or you’re curious about it, it actually originates with the Hindu culture and Buddha was a Hindu. So today we’re diving into the Buddhist teachings we can all benefit from, specifically with inner self talk, meditation and just processing our lives. Our guest is Cynthia Kane. She’s the bestselling author of How to Communicate like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist, and How to Meditate like a Buddhist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How stress and trauma disconnect us from our bodies The link between the body and emotions How to reconnect to the body to heal stress and trauma A powerful breathwork exercise you can do every day We’re forgetting what makes us human, we’re cutting off important people because of their beliefs that by the way are shaped by their own unique life experience. So with all the divisiveness, accepting people and seeing the good in their intentions no matter what their beliefs is critical to healing the planet. I’ve found the best way to do that, is to notice when I’m living in my mind and use that as a trigger to move into my body. We’re talking to Sam Skelly. She’s a 7-figure entrepreneur, a speaker, best-selling author, and wellness coaching expert. Her podcast is Hungry for Happiness and she started her focus on emotional eating and body love and then moved into breathwork, all things that have to do with reconnecting with our bodies. Show Notes: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Have you ever noticed that your mind usually reflects your environment? When my house is a mess, or just full of clutter, it’s like my mind takes on that energy… scattered, chaotic, all over the place. This isn’t just an observation. It’s science. Studies show that clutter can affect our anxiety levels, sleep, and ability to focus. It can also make us less productive and here’s the real kicker for me… it can trigger coping and avoidance strategies.  So all that’s bad enough, but our physical environments can also influence our cognition (so our ability to understand things), it can affect our emotions and behaviors, even including our relationships with others. That’s a lot at stake for a messy home. Today we’re talking to AnnMarie Brogan and Marie Limpert. These two friends quit their corporate jobs to become professional organizers and now they’re the author of the book Beyond Tidy: Declutter Your Mind and Discover the Magic of Organized Living. We will learn: How clutter affects the mind Useful tips for how to approach organizing without overwhelming yourself How to create a vision for your space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aligning With Unity • 148

Aligning With Unity • 148


We will learn: How we limit ourselves in the present based on past experiences How to expand our perception from 3D to 5D Our roles in the collective conscious What if all your pain came back to one thing… all of our depression, anxiety, loneliness, addictions, anger, relationship problems, self-destruction, racism, the division in the world… it all comes back to separation. Separation on the macro and mic levels.  When we go through a trauma, a part of us becomes fragmented and that healing process is about integrating this big painful thing that happened with who we are now. And I think the big pursuit in our human journey is to remember who we truly are. To find unity with the divine within all of us, within every thing we see.   But then the question is… how do find unity? And what are we being called to do?  So today we’re diving into this with Jessie Herman. Jessie Herman is a transformational coach and pranic energy healer living who is also the channel through which the non-physical entity group known as ‘Vagrein’ flows. You know ho much I love my channels. She offers Vagrein’s balance of love and wisdom to the world with the hopes of transmitting their message of unity consciousness and self acceptance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How even little traumas get stored in the body Why is it necessary to deal with anxiety cognitively as well as physiologically Useful tools for self-regulating emotions, including an easy “hack” for activating the parasympathetic nervous system We all have triggers. No matter what’s going on in the world. Learning to manage you triggers can be incredibly helpful for a happy life. Expecting everyone else to cater to your triggers is just not realistic, nor is it really their responsibility. Your triggers are your responsibility. You can either go through life limiting your experience to make sure you stay in your safe little bubble, or you can start to develop some resilience. When we start to uncover these things we realize that often the thing we think is the problem, is just a symptom that’s going to keep coming back until we figure out what’s really underneath it. So that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Dr. Nima Rahmany. He specializes in helping people get to the ROOT CAUSE of their physical and emotional challenges. After building a successful chiropractic practice, he sold his clinic to pursue his passion for teaching and coaching professionals who are stressed, depressed, and anxious to transform and have their best year ever. Sign up for Mind Love Premium here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We will learn: How to give new meaning to our labels How mental illness can actually be used as guidance How to give yourself grace during low periods How are you feeling? With all these changes in the world, feeling like you’re struggling is totally justified. But that doesn’t make it easier. Maybe you have full-blown everyday depression, maybe just depressive episodes that hit you unexpectedly, or maybe even just like a dull cloud that follows you around. Either way, it can be hard to talk about. But there’s also some really important reasons why you should talk about it.  Getting things out of your head makes them easier to process. It helps you feel connected. It’s more common than you think. There’s growth in vulnerability. It helps others feel less alone. And most importantly, it’s healing. So today, we’re talking about it. Our guest is John Moe.  John Moe has had a hugely successful career. He’s has served as host of national public radio broadcasts such as Weekend America, his reporting has been on major broadcasts, he’s written for top publications like NY Times Magazine - and he’s also human.  He suffered from depression and decided to open up the dialogue and start talking about it with other big names in a way it’s not often talked about - with humor. He now hosts the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression and has a book of the same title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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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

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

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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

Daniel Woodford

I had to delete Facebook. Way too many strong opinions. And you're right. The loudest are NOT the general consensus. Sending love, thanks for sharing!

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Whitney Ivanoff

Unsubscribing. Best of luck to you and your little future endeavor.

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Stephanie Rios

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rose christman-crook

this was a very inspirational and powerful episode. I have downloaded his new book and I'm so excited to learn. I have been working through emotional events, and this was so helpful. I love your podcast. your work has helped me find my light, trust my intuition, and live in my flow of life, not someone else's. thank you for this platform of approachable spiritual education. wishing you peace, love, and safety.

Aug 19th

Michelle Lofton

You have done much to help me grow. I love listening to your growth too. Thank you.

Aug 16th

Super Man

I love you creator

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Mo U.

It's ok that you'd rather not take medication for ADD/ADHD, but it's not ok to call it legal meth because that perpetuates a stigma that keeps people from seeking or getting the help/accomodations they need.

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Whitney Ivanoff

Congratulations, Melissa! In 2017 I had a miscarriage at 6 months via car accident, caused by someone else. Because my son never took a breath outside me and since he was 6 months (instead of 7), he wasn't legally considered a person and so the man who hit me got off scott free. And I haven't conceived since. That was my first and only pregnancy. But my situation = worst case scenario and odds are you'll be fine. Morning sickness can be an indicator of intelligence. I really wish you the best, Melissa. You're a beautiful person and you deserve it! With love, A long-time listener

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