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#014 - All of us carry hurt and pain. Experiences that often times leave us feeling vulnerable and afraid. Whether it is through conditioning or our culture, we are told that the way through that suffering is by holding it all in. Which leads to living in a reality that isn't real at all, but a fragment of the way we were meant be both in relationship to ourselves and the world. In this week's episode, I spoke with artist Daniel Leighton as he shares openly about his own trauma and the importance of finding ways to give voice to that which we are feeling deep inside. And that through this process, we often times will find our greatest path forward in our own healing. About Daniel Leighton:Daniel Leighton paints and captures complicated states of the human psyche with simple lines and brilliant colors. He is exploring the possibilities of technology and human emotion being harnessed for the greater good. He calls attention to the inner landscape of emotions and advocates the importance of feelings. His work promotes communication and deepens conversation.Leighton adds Augmented Reality (AR) to his paintings by combining his backgrounds in filmmaking and computer programming. Using the Daniel Leighton Art + AR app, viewers can experience additional dimensions of Daniel's AR-enhanced paintings. Daniel's work has been featured by Timothy Potts, Director of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Victoria and Albert Museum and Gazelli Art House in London, the LA Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Technarte, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) and many other venues. His latest project is Holey People (that's Holey spelled H-O-L-E-Y) an NFT Collection which had its public drop on December 23rd.'s next IRL show is going to be in Paris, France in May of 2022. 
#013 - It's hard to say how or when we begin to disconnect from our bodies, but no doubt it is an epidemic that millions of people suffer from. Often times we are not even aware it has happened until we begin to experience physical or emotional pain. Perhaps this is more of a Western phenomenon or the result of living in a technological age, but we are often taught that logic, thinking, and science reign supreme. When in reality, all of us have a deeper intuition and inner knowledge that is already dwelling within.  On this week's episode, I spoke with one of my best friends, Brendan Miller, about his journey of reconnecting with his own body and what it means to live more deeply from the heart. We explored a wide variety of topics from movement, dance, self-compassion, and a whole lot more.  About Brendan:When he's not dancing or drumming, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of 2Gather, a plan for a trustworthy and democratic new digital commons. You can read more about the project here: He lives happily with his wife in wild and free Venice Beach, CA. 
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth


#012 - Much of life is learning how to dance. We are in relationship to almost everything and everyone in ways we often might not see or understand at the time. This includes our relationship with Grace and Truth. The need to extend compassion and kindness while also being honest with ourselves and others isn't always an easy thing to practice. And yes, we often get it terribly "wrong". But what if the magic of life doesn't come from leaning more toward one side or the other, but drinking deeply from both at the same time? We'll explore that and much more on today's episode. 
#011 - It's easy to feel stuck anytime in life, especially when circumstances may feel or appear to be overwhelming. Often times creating lasting change is far easier than we make it out to be. On this week's episode, we spoke with Nicole Gardiner, a Life Strategist who has worked with some of the top coaches throughout the world. She has coached hundreds of clients over the past few years. She'll share with us more how changing our state of both mind and body is often one of the simplest ways to unlock our potential and build new and lasting habits. For more information about Coach Nik, please visit her website at: 
#010 - Have you ever wondered if it's okay to hope? We often think of it as wishing for something to go our way, but that's not the truest definition of what hope really is. This week we spoke with Dr. Julia Mossbridge and Dr. Michael Sapiro on this subject of resilience and what does it mean to know that we are okay even when everything around us may not seem like it. We cover a wide range of topics from how we can process and heal from our own trauma and what role unconditional love plays in the process. Learning to show ourselves kindness and strength from our "future self" is one of the many ways we can play with space and time to remind us of who we really are.About Our Guests:Dr. Julia Mossbridge is is a fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an associated professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Executive Director of the nonprofit TILT: The Institute for Love and Time. She is best known for her research in mental and physical time travel, artificial intelligence, and consciousness. She has rigorously researched a wide range of fascinating phenomena, including precognition, future orientation, unconditional love, and how sound influences mood and cognition. Additionally, Mossbridge has explored models for personal transformation and self-transcendence.Dr. Michael Sapiro is a clinical psychologist, Dharma teacher, writer, meditation researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute, is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is completing a study on time travel, hope, and love with Dr. Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time. Dr. Sapiro is often on podcasts, and teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, self-care, and nondual meditation for personal and community growth. His work integrates meditation practices, psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice, and is dedicated to personal awakening for the sake of collective and planetary transformation. He can be found at
#009 - We are often conditioned to believe that there aren't choices or that there is only one "right" answer. This kind of thinking often locks us into seeing limitation and lack instead of a future full of infinite possibility. On this episode, we spoke with Cassandra Vieten, who is the Scholar in Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. We covered a wide range of topics from how do science and faith coexist to the waves of change rippling through our world today. Join us on this week's episode as we expand our own capacity to dream in imagining a world of what is truly possible as we ask the question, "What if?" 
#008 - All of us have seeds of doubt that many times we are not even aware of. Doubt is often viewed as a defect or something we shouldn't have, even though all of us experience it on a daily basis. What if there was actually a purpose to it? On this week's episode, we'll unpack a bit more how doubt can actually point us to a deeper and more grounded place of belief even when life and circumstances might tell us otherwise.
#007 - Everyone wants connection. Yet it's the very thing that can seem elusive in a world where we are more "connected" than ever. On this week's podcast, we're exploring the topic of vulnerability. Of what does it mean to really allow others to see more of who we are and inviting others in. It's both exhilarating and terrifying. Yet somehow, deep down, we all know that this is what we were created for. Often times the places that most scare us are the very pathways that lead us to a greater growth and a deeper love. Join us as we explore this and many other themes on this week's podcast. You'll even meet Trent the Influencer, who has quite a bit to say about the topic of vulnerability himself. 
#006 - Loss is something that we often times encounter on an every day basis. It's easy for us to give ourselves and others permission to grieve the "big things" like the death of a friend or a family member. But grief comes in all shapes and sizes. On this week's podcast we spoke with Dr. Michael Vogel, a PhD licensed psychotherapist, about all the different ways that grief shows up in our lives and the importance of honoring what it can teach us. How the loss of a dream, a belief, and even a relationship can open us up to something so much more if we are willing to embrace it.
#005 - The topic of death isn't something we're always comfortable talking about. Like many things in life, it's easy to push it aside and even deny its existence. But perhaps there is a strange freedom, that the more we grow in accepting our own mortality, the more we are able to be all of who we really are. Not to mention learning to be present with those we care for. On this week's podcast, we'll be speaking with Ziri Rideaux, who is a certified death midwife, and started one of the first alternative funeral homes in the U.S. Her work is to help people deal with the awkwardness of death as well as helping loved ones find meaning from what the world often considers "the end".For more information about Ziri, you can visit her here:
#004 - What if you weren’t just one thing? That you are a multi-dimensional human being filled with many different parts that make up the whole of who you are. C.G. Jung called these archetypes. On today’s podcast, we’re talking with Rick Borutta who is the Public Programs Manager of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. We’ll hear a little bit about Rick’s own journey and learn more about depth psychology, the shadow, synchronicity, and a whole lot more. To learn more about Rick please visit: more information on the C.G. Jung Institute visit:
#003 - We often times think of an adventure as something that is outside of us, that we have to do all by ourselves. If we do muster up the courage, we frequently get bogged down trying to get it "right" which leads to giving up or not taking that first step at all. What if there's an alternative? An adventure that is waiting for each of us that we not only don't have to do alone, but that can actually be a whole lot of fun in the process. Join us as we explore this and much more on this week's episode.And a special thanks to this week's guest voiceover artist Kim Reiko. To learn more about Kim visit:
#002 - All of us have mechanisms designed to protect us and keep us safe at all costs -- even when there is no threat. Our experiences, past hurts, and ideology often times form walls that create a deep need for certainty without ever stopping to ask if they are truly serving us. We'll explore in this podcast how some of those things got there in the first place and look at the deeper treasures that might be waiting for us on the other side.
#001 - Welcome to the Scarcity Complex Podcast! Host J. Wurster introduces the topic of scarcity as he explores some of the ways in which we often hold ourselves back. Have you ever wanted to express more of who you are, but are afraid? All of us have this inner critic that is constantly chattering telling us all the ways we might not be safe or fail. And we're often told that it's a sign of weakness to be afraid when just the opposite is true. Join us on this opening podcast as we kick off the adventure together.
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