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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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It’s estimated that 7% of adults has had at least one major depressive episode in a given year. That over 16 million people!  Jim Carrey said, “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore.’” Depression is most common in people between the ages 18 to 25, which, if you think about it is about the prime time for finding yourself and having no idea where to start. It make sense that a big part of depression has to do with identity. Our guest today is Kevin Gilliland, an expert in mental health, depression and addiction. He’s worked more than two decades in healthcare as a clinical psychologist, and he’s pioneer of outpatient treatment as the CEO and Executive Director of Innovation 360, which is a treatment center for alcohol & drug addiction, depression, anxiety, and bipolar. We will learn: Why depression and anxiety are often linked How to start moving out of depression How to help loved ones who are depressed Show Notes: mindlove.com/114 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Real talk, you’re gonna die. And you never know when it’s gonna happen. If you were facing the last few minutes of your life right now, would you be proud of what you accomplished? Would you have any regrets? Would you be proud of your legacy?  How do we get out of that little bubble in our minds and remember to live each day like it’s your last? What does that even mean to you?  That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Kate Manser. She was thirty years old when she realized she could do whatever she wanted with her life — because something happened that opened her eyes… that she might die tomorrow. After experiencing this radical shift in perspective, Kate quit her job at Google to build her movement, called YOU MIGHT DIE TOMORROW.  It is now her life’s work to inspire people at every age to really live before they die.  We will learn: How to break out of apathy How to find your meaning in life including Big vs. Everyday Meaningful Things How to make tough decisions in life - The Deathbed Gut Check Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/113 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get your FREE Guide: The 5 Secrets to Getting Unstuck and Finding Your Purpose (Hurry! Call slots fill up fast!) This year is going to be different right? Be honest, how many times have you said that and then just kept doing the same old thing. Years go by, your vision board is hanging on the wall but you’re not really getting much closer. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking…   So instead you feel stuck, and stay stuck. Why?  Maybe you don’t feel like you have a passion. Maybe you have too many interests. Maybe you’re scared to pick the wrong thing. Our guest is Mastin Kipp. He is a speaker and number one best-selling author of Claim Your power. He has been featured on the Emmy Award show, Super Soul Sunday, and recognized as a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah Winfrey. This is the perfect episode for all of you believe in the power of intention and goal setting, but are losing self-respect because you aren’t following through. We will learn are: The most common thing that keeps people stuck from living their purpose Why it’s necessary to serve ourselves first How to identify the limiting beliefs holding you back Show Notes: mindlove.com/112 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Most positive change has come from questioning the status quo. Questioning things reveals gaps – usually mindset gaps between logic or beliefs and behavior.  And not all of these things are about a balance of power, there are so many ridiculous things we all just accept as normal every single day. Chances are, there are things in your life – or in society – that you’re not happy with. or that could be better.  Change starts with a question. And today’s interview is going to teach you how to do that.  This interview is going to discuss the major areas of our lives that we should be pushing the status quo so we give a whole body hell yes to everything in our lives, our work, love, relationships, your mission. All the things. Our guest today is Miki Agrawal. Miki has faced patriarchal pushback, fought girl-on-girl hate, and ridden the roller coaster of building businesses as a female CEO. She’s also the author of a must-read book called Disrupt-her. How to use curiosity to expand your life The importance of meeting people where they are when pushing for change How to get less offended by other people’s actions and opinions.  Show Notes: mindlove.com/111 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we’re diving back into our energy fields. A lot of you have told me how much you’re affected by other people’s negative energies so I’m going to address that from a few angles. We already did an episode on what it means to be an empath. I did that one first because those are the people that need it most. They’re affected by it the most.⠀ ⠀ Next we tackled it from the totally practical side when we learned how to have productive disagreements in episode 106.⠀ ⠀ Now I’m going to address it from a spiritual angle. ⠀ This episode has its moments of woowoo, but it also has some really practical advice regardless of where you are on the woo scale, as I call it.⠀ ⠀ When we really connect the idea that thoughts are energy, we can open our mind to the fact that directing our thoughts direct a subtle field of energy that we can’t see… well most of us can’t see.⠀ ⠀ So that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Atherton Drenth. Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She’s also the author of a booked called intuitive Dance.⠀ ⠀ We will learn: What fear cords are and how to cut them How to deal with emotional blackmail How to protect yourself from negative or unwanted energy. ⠀ Show Notes: mindlove.com/110 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
They say by the time you’re 35, you’re basically a series of habits… habits of thought, habits of behavior, habits of emotions…⠀ ⠀ Habits are not just about behaviors. They include thoughts and emotions too.⠀ ⠀ If it seems like you always have negative thoughts looping in your head and just can’t get on the positivity train, that’s because you haven’t checked your thought habits.⠀ ⠀ Meaning you haven’t yet disrupted your current thought patterns and consciously created new ones.⠀ ⠀ Emotional habits include snapping too easily road rage wallowing in self-pity, and even aspects of depression. ⠀ ⠀ Understanding how to break bad habits and build positive ones are super important, not just for success, but for survival.⠀ ⠀ I’m really excited because today we have the author of THE BEST book I’ve ever read on habits… and I’ve read a lot.⠀ ⠀ This book has thousands of reviews on amazon and all five starts. Not 4 and half. FIVE. That’s rare y’all.⠀ ⠀ Our guest today is James Clear. Author of the best-selling book Atomic Habits. He is also one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation.⠀ ⠀ Today he’s going to teach us practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master those tiny little behaviors that lead to remarkable results.⠀ ⠀ What’s actually happening in the brain when a habit is formed. Why self control seems so difficult And simple steps you can take to start building the habits needed to become the best version of you. ⠀ Show Notes: mindlove.com/109 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We will learn: What types of things hypnosis can and can’t fix How to hypnotize yourself to become the type of person you’ve always wanted to be Simple fixes to your environment to support whatever change you’re trying to achieve. ⠀ Did you know that we go through thousands of hypnotic processes all the time and we don’t even know it? Hypnosis is really just a relaxed state of focused or an altered state of consciousness.⠀ ⠀ When you’re in this relaxed state of mind, your conscious processes move out of the way, and dig into your subconscious processes, which is what really drives our behavior. This is why it’s such a powerful state for change.⠀ ⠀ Hypnosis can be really powerful, but what I find even more exciting is that we can actually hypnotize ourselves to become the people we really want to be. ⠀ ⠀ Maybe you need to release a bad habit, maybe you need to release limiting beliefs, or stop procrastinating, or to get a handle on your distraction. Your options are endless.⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking to Joe Homs the Owner and Director of Orange County Hypnosis. Joe uses his experience over a decade working with thousands of clients to help them get out of their own way and become the best versions of themselves.⠀ ⠀⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/108 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Forgiveness… sucks… lol totally kidding, but it is really freaking hard. But science shows being hurt or disappointed puts a huge strain your health.⠀ ⠀ Holding a grudge puts you in fight or flight mode which affects your heart rate, blood pressure and immune response. People who hold onto grudges are more likely to experience severe depression, PTSD, they’re more likely to die of heart disease. ⠀ ⠀ Forgiveness reduces cortisol, regulates your stress response reduces risk of heart attach and even helps you sleep. But for most people, forgiveness isn’t just an event, it’s a process that requires a little soul searching and self-reflection. And it’s definitely not always easy. Especially at first. That’s what we’ll be talking about today.⠀ ⠀ Our guest is Terri Levine, she’s the founder of Heartpreneur, and a best selling author, most recently of a book called About to Break - The Path to True Forgiveness. ⠀ ⠀ We will learn: ⠀ ⠀ How to shift the way you view people to release resentment Why it’s not our job to teach anyone a lesson A process to fully forgive yourself and others ⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/107 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stress rises around the holidays, which means people get tense. And for a lot of people, Thanksgiving might be the first time they’ve seen their families since easter, or maybe even since the year before. So there’s a lot of calibration that goes on.⠀ ⠀ Topics like politics and religion and money are all taboo subjects. But discussions about progress shouldn’t be off-limits. ⠀ ⠀ But how do we argue while coming together instead of falling apart?⠀ ⠀ Our guest is Buster Benson. As the mastermind behind top-performing teams at Amazon, Twitter, and Slack, Buster basically mastered hard conversations in stressful environments. His article cognitive bias went so viral, viral he got a book deal. ⠀ ⠀ We’ll discuss the psychology of those awkward, unproductive conversations and how to avoid it.⠀ ⠀ Today we will learn: How cognitive bias affects everyone How to stay confident when you’re put on the spot How to diffuse tense moments with a few strategic questions ⠀ Show Notes: mindlove.com/106 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Crystals have thousands — sometimes millions — of years of the Earth’s history stored within them that you can harness to tap into the best version of you.⠀ ⠀ And I’ll tell you what. The more I learn about them, the more the concept makes sense. ⠀ ⠀ Everything is made of energy and crystals have an especially intense energy field, and they also have the ability to store information. Crystals have thousands — sometimes millions — of years of the Earth’s history stored within them that you can harness to tap into the best version of you.⠀ ⠀ Did you know hard drives and flash drives are powered by quartz crystals?⠀ ⠀ I know the power of crystals but I still have so much to learn, so today’s episode will help us get more intentional with crystals, and our guest today has made it super simple.⠀ ⠀ We’re talking to Heather Askinosie, a leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui, and holistic healing. She’s also the co-founder of Energy Muse - which is a provider of handmade crystal jewelry.⠀ ⠀ Today we will learn⠀ ⠀ How crystal really work How to program crystals for maximum benefit Specific ways to integrate them into your daily life BONUS: Crystal magic to get you through the holidays, including, protecting your energy, releasing stress, connecting with your family, and even eliminating your holiday debt ⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/105 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Most of us grew up with a view of history that seemed more like a boys’ club, where women slowly fought for equal rights leading us to our reality today. But for many reasons (ahem… the patriarchy… ahem) much of the real history of women has been left out.⠀ ⠀ A deeper look at history tells a different story: Women were powerful, sacred; full of wisdom and intuition and connection to goddess energy.⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking to Amy Macree, a Holistic Health Expert and author of A Little Bit of Goddess.⠀ ⠀ She’s going to give us An introduction to the Divine Feminine, a deeper history of The Goddess, and how we can connect to our own goddess energy⠀ ⠀ We will learn:⠀ ⠀ How to know if we need to balance out our masculine and feminine energies⠀ Concepts and traditions from the time of goddess worship that have been erased from history⠀ How we can embody goddess energy to elevate the planet ⠀ ⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/104 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every human knows what we should do, but most of us aren’t doing it.⠀ ⠀ So what if you could hack into your mindset and start to work the same magic that a coach would? What if you could start to shift your mindset to see your own issues from a fresh perspective? What if you could start to view your next steps more logically instead of emotionally? What if you could hold yourself accountable?⠀ ⠀ What would change for you?⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking to Dr. Sasha Heinz. She’s a Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology. She specializes in lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck.⠀ ⠀ So today she’s going to teach us some of her methods that we can actually take home and use on ourselves.⠀ ⠀ We will learn:⠀ Why it’s so difficult to change unproductive, harmful, even dangerous habits even when we really want to change How to create feelings of willingness to do the things we know we should do but keep putting off How to change how you frame your goals to make them more manageable⠀ ⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/103 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What we breathe, eat, absorb… all of it affects our health. It’s what fuels our bodies. If anything we’re breathing, eating or even putting on our skin is not clean and our, it’s actually doing harm. Our bodies aren’t able to function properly. In the last few years I’ve gradually swapped out all my cleaning products, all the things I put on my skin, I bought a pretty good water filter… but there was one thing I only recently addressed, and that’s AIR QUALITY. In response to the Los Angeles fires, this episode feels even more urgent. Today we’re talking to Vinny Lobdell - he’s president of HealthWay – a family run business specializing in customized air cleaning systems for major hospitals, hotels and commercial office buildings. He is also the Co-Founder of Intellipure, the most effective home air-filtration product on the market. Also, Vinny is kind enough to give Mind Love listeners an exclusive discount of 10% off your air purifier, or any purchase from their website. So be sure to use the code MINDLOVE to get your discount. My husband and I got the Ultrafine 468 for medium to large spaces. Today we will learn: How air quality impacts our overall health Useful tips for your daily routine to create a non-toxic home How to choose an air filter that’s right for your home Learn about finding the right air filter for you here: mindlove.com/air Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Empaths feel and absorb other people’s emotions. We’re basically highly sensitive. ⠀ ⠀ I sent out a survey a few weeks ago and ask what your biggest struggles are to painting a positive mindset, and one of the most common responses were absorbing other people’s negative energy.⠀ ⠀ So I suspect that many of you are on the empath spectrum as well.⠀ ⠀ It’s important to identify if you’re an empath or not because then you can actually learn to work with your sensitivities instead of being held back by them.⠀ Your sensitivities can be a gift. It’s almost like heightened intuition.⠀ ⠀ You can sense when something is wrong, when people are lying, or saying they’re fine when really they’re upset. You can connect to the universe’s guidance more deeply.⠀ And best of all, you can start to learn where your real emotions end and where other’s begin.⠀ ⠀ If you’ve a partial empath or just have trouble not taking on the bad vibes from other people, this episode will be highly valuable for you as well.⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking to Dr. Judith Orloff. Her book The Empath’s Survival Guide was a life-changer for me. And now she’s someone out with her next book Thriving as an Empath, 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People.⠀ ⠀ We will learn:⠀ How to stop absorbing other people’s stress and negative energy How to create healthy boundaries in your relationships Empath protection strategies including a bunch of journaling prompts to start to connect with your gifts.⠀ ⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/102 ⠀ Use my code *MINDLOVE*to get $10.00 off your first box at fabfitfun.com #fabfitfunpartner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you trapped in a job or career or even a life that you don’t love? Maybe You keep hearing about people quitting their jobs to pursue their passions and think, “that could never work for me.” Maybe you have bills and a family. Maybe you’ve invested too much in your current career to let it go.⠀ ⠀ Or maybe, you don’t even really know what your passion is, or what would truly make you happy.⠀ ⠀ If this sounds like you, there’s nothing wrong with you. We aren’t taught this stuff. We’re taught to fit in, and match these academic standards of math and writing and reading books that don’t really affect our lives at all, and when our uniqueness shows, we’re often called weird for it.⠀ ⠀ Our life paths shouldn’t fit a standard. Most great things don’t fit a standard. It’s the things that fall out of normal, that create greatness.⠀ ⠀ There’s a reason it’s called extra ordinary. How do we step out of the ordinary?⠀ ⠀ Today we’re talking to Marianne Cantwell. She was a digital nomad before there was a word for it. She was one of the first to start writing about quitting your job to forge your own path.⠀ ⠀ We’re going to learn some unconventional but really practical steps find or create a career tailor made for you and the life you want to live.⠀ ⠀ We will learn: How to know if you should quit your job⠀ How your anxiety can be a gift in your decision making⠀ An action to start now to give you clarity on what you really want to do with your life⠀ ⠀⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/101 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What if you could learn anything in just a few months? From learning a language to becoming  skilled guitar player…⠀ ⠀ What you learn becomes a part of you. It levels you up. So learning helps you become things. So let me ask this in another way, you could learn anything deeply and quickly, Who would you become?⠀ ⠀ Growing up, most of us were taught specific ways to learn, but those ways aren’t very efficient and for some people, they’re not effective at all.⠀ ⠀ The ability to learn fast and well is critical for more than just hobbies.  You can learn new skills for your job, and you can even reinvent yourself for a totally new career.⠀ ⠀ This episode is jam packed with actionable information… actually a whole proven framework about how to master any skill quickly.⠀ ⠀ Today our guest is Scott Young, author of Ultralearning.⠀ ⠀ Scott undertakes interesting self-education projects, like attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year… and what he’s learning from all this learning, he’s sharing with us.⠀ ⠀ We will learnThe most effective learning methods to learn anything deeply and quicklyHow to design a learning project you can actually accomplishNew training methods to help you push through to higher levels of retention⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/100 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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How many of you feel burnt out on life? Why is it then some people thrive the more they have going on, while other people just get by?⠀ ⠀ Sometimes, even when we’re caring for our energy, it still seems to run out too quickly. You start checking things off your to do list and a few tasks in you're wiped and need a glass of wine and a Gilmore Girls marathon and just can’t until Monday.⠀ ⠀ But then you turn on the TV and you see Beyonce freaking slaying it at life and think, she’s been twerking for 37 minutes straight and I’ve been holding my pee through 3 commercials breaks just so I don’t have to get off this couch.⠀ ⠀ What if we have more energy than we think we do? We tend to think of our energy as a limited supply.⠀ ⠀ But what if there’s a deeper sense of energy that we can tap into at any moment? We just need to know how. That’s what we’re talking about today.⠀ ⠀ Our guest is Rajshree Patel, a mind and meditation expert and an international self-awareness coach. Over the last 30 years, she has taught hundreds of thousands of people in more than 35 countries the ancient tools for accessing the innate source of energy, creativity, and fulfillment⠀ We will learn:The worst habits that drain our natural energyHow to stop swimming upstream and flow with the natural order of thingsHow to tap into our limitless vital force⠀ Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/099 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get Better Sleep - 098

Get Better Sleep - 098

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Do you struggle with sleep? Or do you get plenty of sleep and still don't feel quite rested? We are the only species that tries to skimp out on our sleep, all the other ones just do it as part of their natural cycles. Over a year ago, I did an episode on the science of sleep, and I got a lot of people reach out saying it was what they needed and how it was a huge eye opener on why sleep is so important. And today, we’re getting actionable. Yes, even sleep is an action. This episode is absolutely packed with info. And we have arguably the most famous sleep doctor in the world. He’s actually called  The Sleep Guy. Dr. Michael Breus. He’s been on Dr. Oz 39 times trying to convince you all to prioritize your snooze. We will learn:Why sometimes we sleep a full night and still feel tiredThe best way to beat that mid day fatigueWhat we can do better during the day to sleep better at nightHow to optimize our relationship with coffeeA secret tip for high achievers called the nap-a-latte.Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/098 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is true freedom found in structure? We humans crave freedom. We push against boundaries. We challenge authority. We break the rules. But why is it that often, the more freedom we have, the more imprisoned we feel? Why is it that when we create structure in our lives, we find the most freedom? Today we talk to Aubrey Marcus, founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization.He also hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast. This is his first interview since he ended his very public open relationship. So now that it’s over, what does he think about open relationships? Did the freedom of love ultimately cause the downfall of his engagement? And why is it always after the fact that we’re able to see clearly? Possible trigger warning in this one: We discuss open relationships, which, for some reason, really affects some people... if you're one of these people, skip this one. OR ask yourself WHY a life choice that isn't your own affects you so much. :-) Today we will learn:how  the most freedom is often found in structure.how to escape our own confirmation bias when it comes to decisionsand how to keep  showing up in all areas of your  life, even when you’re going through something really freaking hardShow Notes: https://mindlove.com/097 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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nova alta

this like the 3rd time a listen to this episode. the idea of stop saying "there isn't enough money, there isn't money for that" totalky resonated with me. Till this day i hear my mom saying this. I make a conscious effort not to say that and instead say i do have the money... thanks Melissa your podcast is always so helpful.

Jan 25th
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Dee Tee

bullshit episode! deleting this now!

Jan 23rd
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Teresa Wilkinson

I was so hopeful for this podcast, thought there would be more information & insight, but there are more ads on it than the shopping channel, a # ain't no PhD.

Jan 21st
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Alanna St. Laurent

Thank you for this episode it was what I needed to hear when I needed to hear it.

Jan 16th
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sendagire nisha

Kkkkkkkk Oilmkkkkkkkkkikkk

Jan 13th
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Elena Hotaling

The very beginning intro is not playing right? It sounds like two episodes playing over each other until we get to the speaker

Jan 7th
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Emilie Lancour

my self care bestie (Facebook and Instagram ) talked about his book this morning. 😁

Dec 31st
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Elsa Greno

Hello Melissa. I discovered your podcast 1-year ago and since then I have had many positive mind love moments. Each episode I listen too helps me build my spiritual and emotional toolbox. I've connected with so many issues that you explore on Mindlove podcast episodes. One especially good one I connected with was the digital distraction and learning to reduce the impulse to reach for my phone. Today I listened to the episode 110 about the diffierent types of intuition and I loved it. Thank you for putting these conversations out there. It reaches me and helps me grow into a better human being. I also get your morning Mind Love e-mails and its a great way to start my day. Keep it up!

Dec 30th
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Colleen Mahoney

This came at a perfect time! Its something I've been struggling really hard with and felt like I needed something a little more in depth than the recent empath episode. Really resonating with the kernels of wisdom regarding narcissists that keeps coming up, as I find I'm constantly surrendering by them! Thank you so much Melissa!

Dec 28th
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Christian

Me too Mel! I used to hate sleeping time which I considered a silky waste of time. Me too aging I totally changed my mind(love) Not that original are we, innit? 💝

Dec 23rd
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Christian

I loved this!

Dec 17th
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Holly Hester

This episode came at a ridiculously perfect time for me as I sort through childhood trauma and navigate the difficulty of ending some really important relationships for my owm self preservation. Once again, slam dunk Melissa. Also, Im so pleased to hear you mention Matt Belair podcast. Next to Mind Love its my other favorite soul satisfying, mind expanding, educational podcast. If you haven't done it already, Id love to hear an episode with you and Matt!!!

Dec 17th
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Gwendolen Jackson

I'd like to throw out a caveat to this idea of toxic relationships, especially when considering toxic parents. The behavior described in this episode alludes to the fact that there is "choice" in the behavior of the toxic parent. However, this doesn't blatenly take mental health into account which may be a large driving factor of toxic behavior in many similar situations. I have grown up with a bipolar parent and actually see many similarities to the experiences described. But for me, it is harder to place sole blame on my parent themself as they have something that affects the way they think and live their life, where I can see that rational explanation never sinks in. The distancing of oneself from the toxic parent does make it easier to live your own life aside from adhering to that person 24/7. Thanks for the interesting topic share!

Dec 13th
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Christian

This episode wounds a bit storytelling but if we get a glimpse of the whole picture isn't that tough to find the connections... and if I feel somewhat weird about talking to a feather well, I can also see a pretty constant connection between how we think we soul or would feel in that situation or event and its correspondence to reality. The connection between us being happy and is deciding to be happy is real. As concrete as concrete! Live your pod every episode a little more! Ciao Melissa!

Dec 10th
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Crystal McGregor

Melissa and May, this has been my absolute fav podcast yet. I am a huge believer in gratitude and resonated with everything you spoke about. Thank you for sharing.

Nov 30th
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Christian

This episode is absolutely mind blowing! I love spending my daily walk with my favorite host: Melissa!💞

Nov 28th
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Mahmoud Issa

hi

Nov 28th
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Kathy Liu

Neoliberalism is nothing to do with love. It is all about self-interest, performance, efficiency, economical way of looking at human life, it is an ideology to divide us as a community in which we care for each other. Neoliberals focuses on the so-called freedom, but they never really appreciate equality, fraternity and things made us human.

Nov 26th
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Carrie Grant Kuhns

Great one! It is so needed with the political climate! I loved your example. You go girl!

Nov 26th
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mona sh

Dear Mellissa , at first i started to listen to your podcast only because of improving my english. but sunddenly i found myself enjoying your topics and way of advise . Now i am a fan who listen to you from far far away just because of what you say 😊

Nov 24th
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