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Author: Sue Dhillon

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We dive deep into mindfulness, mindful living, energy, consciousness, Reiki, inspiration, spirituality, journeying inward, being your most awesome you and living your most awesome life. I bring you experts, authors, teachers, trainers and healers offering spiritual wisdom, insights, love and laughter. Join us!
23 Episodes
On episode #23 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I have got C.J. Sand on the show. C.J. is the founder of the Reasonable Movement and it is growing exponentially and gaining serious momentum.  Reasonable - what does it mean? How reasonable are you? Well according to C.J. Sand most of us are just not reasonable enough, so much so that he started a movement.  Yep. That's right.  He said he wanted to live with a philosophy that is based in self-empowerment without the judgements and unreasonable expectations that a lot of other ideologies bring with them. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking a liking to his Reasonable Movement and it's gaining a lot of traction and steam. Nothing extraordinary, just reasonable expectations of ourselves and of those around us that encourage us to be the best version of ourselves without settling, that is what the Reasonable movement is all about. It almost sounds too logical and quite frankly I think it makes perfect sense. C.J. Sand is an American teacher and author who has spent the last 30 years in the U.K. He is also the host of the Sounds  Reasonable To Me Podcast. After struggles in life and finding that there really wasn't an ideology that fit his needs, he came up with his own. It is very accommodating to all and has that sort of "Live and Let Live" feel about it. C.J. was a wealth of knowledge and we had a delightful exchange about his hope for the movement and for all of us who just want to live an extraordinary life of our own making without all the pressure, unreasonable expectations, judgments and negativity. To learn more about the movement you can go to his Facebook page where he has more than 200,000 followers and gaining momentum still. His movement is clearly growing and because he's so darn reasonable I say, "More Power To Him."      To learn more about C.J. you can check out his website here where you can also find links to his Sounds Reasonable To Me Podcast. Check out his facebook page where he has hundreds of thousands of followers here. And check out links to his books including - Reasonable A New Way Of Being below.
On Episode #22 of Blossom Your Awesome Podcast Kamini Wood shares her insights into living powerfully, purposefully, and with meaning.She is here to affirm for all of those who may need it - we all do indeed have superpowers! How do we tap into our own superpowers?What are those old beliefs and programming, those patterns that we hold onto that are just not serving us? What has that been for you? Kamini Wood is a best-selling author, certified life coach, and the founder of Live Joy Your Way. She works with high achievers to help them tap into their superpowers and maximize their potential even further. She teaches people how to do for them and stop with the people-pleasing and needing constant validation from the outside. She teaches people how to deal with stress and anxiety and live fearlessly with meaning and purpose. To get in touch with Kamini Wood you can check out her site here.
Get ready cause in Episode #21 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I drop a lot of wow's!I have Amy Gray-Cunningham on the show. She is an intuitive healer and an Akashic Records practitioner and the author of Daring To Believe. but that's not all. She was divinely guided to give one of her kidneys to a complete stranger. And if that is not just so remarkable in and of itself there's more - she was a one in 20 million match! What are the odds? This is an incredible story of a remarkable woman who is full of wisdom and insights into living with deeper awareness and encouraging us all to Dare To Believe in the power of something far greater than this world and far greater than the eye can see.  She has been on a soul journey working to develop her own intuition and access the Akashic records and the divine guidance she was given is confirmation of the work she's been doing. She has so many insights into living powerfully and tapping into our own intuition and gaining a deeper understanding of who we are, our soul's purpose, and our soul contract in this incarnation through the Akashic records. It is an insightful conversation that shows us the power of love and compassion along with the depth of understanding worlds far greater than this physical plane.        You can check out her website at     
Going North podcast host Dom Brightmon joins us on the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast episode #20. He is a certified self-leadership expert. He is the author of  Going North: Tips And Techniques To Advance Yourself. He also authored the follow-up bestseller Stay The Course: The Elite Performers 7 Secret Keys To Sustainable Success.He is the host of the Going North Podcast where he interviews authors.  His theory with his work is "advance others to advance yourself."He encourages people to share their stories and get their own books published. Dom is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. We had a light-hearted exchange and he shared some powerful insights into staying motivated and inspired and the power of service to others and living in gratitude.   
Katherine Jansen Byrkit is a psychotherapist and author of the River To Ocean: Living In The Flow Of Wakefulness.We have a deeply heartfelt exchange on the latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast. She speaks eloquently and prophetically about living in a state of wakefulness. What is wakefulness?How do we begin to embody it?We touch on all of this on the show. She is so wonderfully insightfully and shares her powerful insights into living in an awakened state.Katherine believes we can use the traumas of life to awaken and go deeper with ourselves and those around us. She teaches people how to stay relaxed, present and connected no matter the external forces.Katherine embodies the vastness of love and expansiveness of feeling that is available to each and everyone of us. She gives us powerful insights into living in this way and tapping in to a richer experience this incarnation, irrespective of the hurts  and wounds of our past traumas. Enjoy this beautiful heartfelt exchange full of wisdom, love and light.    
We've all heard the saying don't take life too seriously. Occupational therapist Laura Potter embodies this with her life, her therapy practice and her patients. As a creative, she knows the power of tapping into our own divine creativity to live more powerfully and abundantly so she founded  Simply Creative Therapy as a means to teach people more powerful ways to heal and recover. She has found through her work as an occupational therapist that her approach of lightheartedness helps the recovery process along in powerful ways. Those who take this approach heal and recover faster. She is an embodiment of this. She says through traumas in her own life she found that life is not too be taken so seriously. Things happen, but the focus is in the comeback and how we tackle that hard stuff. Laura shares with us how to do it powerfully with love, laughter and joy. This way ultimately lends itself to a better and healthier way of being and arriving at that ultimate destination - our wellness and overall well being. It is what we are all striving for. We of course had some great laughs meshed with her innate sense of wisdom and practical tips for those needing inspiration. Join us for this awesome exchange. To check out Laura's writing click here. And to get in touch with here - email her here.
Hello and welcome to the Blossom Your Awesome podcast episode #17 - Healthy Anger With Marty Wolner. I'm talking to Brain Strength Coach Marty Wolner about healthy and powerful ways for dealing with anger and stress. Marty is certified and licensed as a stress and trauma educator, peak performance specialist, and emotional intelligence coach. He has been empowering people to manage their stress more effectively for nearly two decades. He came to this work by way of stresses in his own life in his younger years that lead to health issues and an ulcer.  Marty quickly realized he wanted to find more powerful ways of managing anger and stress and committed himself to this work. He is the founder of the Healthy Anger Toolbox and he has a special offering for Blossom Your Awesome listeners. It's the Emergency Healthy Anger Tool  and you can download it here. And a little bonus - another valuable Healthy Anger Tool. How HOT is your anger?Check out the Anger Thermometer here to gauge how hot or cold you are.  We have a powerful exchange about managing stress, anxiety, anger and Marty is dipping into his toolbox and sharing all sorts of insights. It is an insightful exchange and will have you thinking in a new way about stress, anxiety and anger and how you too can learn more powerful ways to recognize the signs and triggers and manage that dis-regulation in more dynamic ways. As Marty says - "Learn to manage your anger and it will change your life."
On episode # 16 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I am chopping it up with author and coach for creatives Jeff Leisawitz. Jeff’s critically acclaimed book Not F*ing Around— the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground  was so inspiring for me as a creative. It goes beyond just creativity and I was so excited to have this exchange. I knew he'd have some powerful guidance and wisdom for us all and let me tell you Jeff did not disappoint. He seemed to be so at ease with himself and so passionate about sharing his love of creativity with the world.    Jeff believes there is an artist within each and every one of us and creativity can be a powerful means to healing and wholeness.   He breaks it down for me and offers some very awesome insights into the importance and power of creativity and what it means to give this part of yourself to the world. Jeff is a creative, but he says we all are. His own inner creative genius led him to guide other creatives to dig deep and bring out their own creativity in empowering and freeing ways. He shared so many awesome insights. We connected on a very human level and had an incredible conversation about the creative process and its transformative power to heal.We talk about his book, the creative process and how we can overcome roadblocks and the power of learning to allow creativity to flow. Jeff has devoted his life to creativity. He is an award winning musician/ producer, college songwriting prof, critically acclaimed author, distributed filmmaker and internationally in-demand coach for creatives.He teaches us how to overcome our own inner critic, get over our need for perfectionism, let go of fear and failure to create more powerfully and lead a more dynamic life. Jeff speaks powerfully and candidly about the awesomeness of living creatively. He shares this beautiful insight and says,   “At its best, creativity is a way for us to be seen, expressed and connected.”  Exquisitely poetic. 3 Questions I Ask Jeff On This Episode - Well of course I asked him more than three, but here's a little preview of our conversation.  Why is creativity so important?Why has creativity done for you in your life?  What has meant for you?How do we learn to tap into our own inner creative genius?  If you'd like to get a hold of Jeff - His Websiteshttps://jeffleisawitz.comhttps://lovetheory.comFacebook URL URL
On this latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome podcast I have a  deep and prolifically insightful conversation with Dr. Betty Kovacs. Dr. Betty Kovacs is a scholar in the subject of shaman-mystic spiritual traditions. And she believes the early knowledge that was left by the sages is a blueprint for our evolution. She tells me that Western religions have covered up this immense body of knowledge and wisdom that can ultimately not only transform us, but heal the world. Betty Kovacs is a modern day mystic with a deep understanding of church and state. She hs taught literature, writing and symbolic/mythic language for more than two and a half decades. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, in Comparative Literature and Theory of Symbolic/ Mythic Language. And she served as Chair and Program Chair on the Board of Directors of the Jung Society of Claremont in California and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of Forever Family Foundation.She shares her passion through her books, speaking, teaching and media interviews in the United States and Europe.  Betty has spoken to national and global audiences through webinars, keynote presentations and media interviews. Dr. Kovacs teaches with great intensity about the fruit of the tree of life is the knowledge that we are all Universal Mind, immortal, divine, and creators.  Betty Kovacs is the author of The Miracle of Death: There Is Nothing But Life and  Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That Is Changing The World - the winner of the Nautilus Silver Book Award and Medical Network 2019 Book Prize. We dive deep into her story of healing and tapping in to altered states of consciousness after experiencing the deaths of her mother, son and husband in automobile accident over a span of 3 years, one year after year. It's a powerful conversation that lends itself to insights and teaching and possible transcendence into the understanding of life and death. To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.  
We've all pondered the other side. Infinity and beyond - perhaps that's the other side. What happens after we die?For Kathy McDaniel she no longer needs to ponder because she was given a glimpse into the other side via a near death experience. Her experience was vivid and dark and also colorful and joyful. Kathy went not only to Heaven, but also to hell and shares her intimate account with the other side, both sides of the other side. She said Heaven is glorious beyond belief while hell was a dark gloomy place that traumatized her and gave her nightmares and ptsd. She focuses on the beautiful parts of her NDE near death experience - that's when she was roaming in Heaven with divinity. Kathy saw loved ones who had crossed over and was given very clear directives from God to go back and finish her work here with us mere earthly mortals. She shares her account in her book Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat. Click here to learn more about the book. Her best selling memoir is uplifting and lighthearted. It's also chilling and captivating. She says the experience was "life twisting" and changed everything for her. It was an insightful conversation to say the least. It gives us perspective that perhaps we did not have. Kathy shares candidly about her experience first winding up in Hell and then to the majesty of Heaven. She learned so much about life in the experience of her temporary cross-over and sees it all remarkably clearly for what it is now. Kathy says she looks at tragedies, hardships and death in a whole new way that is so much more empowering than the way we've learned to see struggles in life. Life doesn't end. We never really die. We just transition to a new state of being in a new form and in a new magical way that is the most spectacular thing ever. Sounds pretty extraordinary. I welcome you to join us for this eye opening exchange with Kathy McDaniel. She's got messages from God for us and offers us newfound perspective on living and living powerfully. To learn more about Mary Kathy McDaniel check out her site. To check out Blossom Your Awesome click here. 
On episode #13 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I have famed musician Kevin Roth. Kevin was given a scary medical diagnosis that he now calls his - "epiphany wake up call". And as a result of that he turned everything around for himself. He says he stopped living in fear and decided to leap forward into fearlessness, success and optimum health. He began a daily practice that returned him to wholeness through his own deeper understanding of life. He is now teaching people this way of living. He used this adversity and turned it into something for his higher good and is now living his most awesome life. He teaches people how to live their dream life and alleviate the stresses of fear and uncertainty that hold most of us back. He has so many great insights and a sense of peace about all that is. I believe his spiritual nature and being a musician and artist has a lot to do with that. We get into all of it. Join me for his remarkable story of overcoming fear and leaning into joy and living his most awesome life fearlessly. Kevin has powerful wisdom for us all and teaches us how even the most scariest thing can lead to finding our inner resolve and strength to forge ahead powerfully. To learn more about Kevin Roth click here. To hear Kevin's music go here. And if you'd like to work with or get in touch. To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 
On this latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast  award winning author, speaker and teacher Liz Lewinson. She is the author of The Power Of The Loving Man and Women, Meditation and Power. Her award winning book American Buddhist Rebel has been widely received and met with critical acclaim. She shares about her incredible journey of mindfulness and how it has transformed her life. AlWe talk about men and vulnerability and men allowing women to lead, the importance of that and the power of that especially in this climate. We speak candidly about societal pressures men face in having to always put up a tough exterior, but the necessity for sensitive, loving kindness and warmth. And we talk about the transformative power of mindfulness. It's a powerful conversation full of insights and inspiration. Join us for this beautiful and powerful exchange. To get in touch with Liz go to Liz To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 
On this episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast my guest is Alison Pena aka Bad Widow. After losing her husband to pancreatic cancer just months shy of their 20 year anniversary Alison began a journey of healing and learning how to overcome the death of a loved one. She said she did not know that there was more still for her in life and the future held possibility still. Through an incredible resolve she discovered life does go on and you can continue to discover future possibilities for yourself. She talks to us candidly about moving through grief on your own timeline. She learned and shares the power of the insight of expanding new and existing relationships. She now teaches people how to move through grief of a loss or failure or whatever it maybe in powerful ways. She also is committed to showing people it is indeed possible to love again after loss. Join me on this episode of the show to hear how Alison overcame grief and began living life fearlessly once again. It is my sincere hope you will find wisdom and a few golden nuggets in our exchange. Her new book - The Harvest Moon is out soon. And you can get in touch with her through her website - Bad Widow @  
Episode # 10 with Spiritual Guide Andrew Oser. Andrew Oser is spiritual guide and modern day shaman.  He teaches people how to connect to the authentic true self by connecting with the "Magic Of The Mountain," as he likes to call it. Andrew first came to Mt. Shasta in 1978 and he says, "his heart exploded open." He knew that Mt. Shasta was home and he returned time and time again over the years to tap into the sacred vortex of the mountain receiving all of its gifts and power. Finally he officially moved to Mt. Shasta where he has now been leading spiritual journeys for more than 15 years. Andrew has lead more than 1,100 tours and has guided more than 5,100 people. He is a former lawyer who studied at Princeton. He went on to found the Joy Of Light Foundation which has served more than 50,000 children and was honored as a Point Of Light by President Bill Clinton. Andrew left that life for one he says is far richer settling in Mt. Shasta. He said he knew it was home when he first came to the mountain.  He feels so blessed and empowered in the work he does leading people to discover not only the gifts of the mountain, but to learn through the power of the vortex to tap into their own true authentic selves. You can join Andrew on a guided tour and learn the power of self-renewal and tapping into the wisdom of nature. We talk about it all in this episode. He shares is wonderful insights into the power of nature, self-renewal, dharma and truly living from a place of authentic freedom and power. Join us on this light filled episode. For more on Andrew Oser or to sign up for one his retreats click here. To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 
On Episode #9 of the Blossom Your Awesome podcast we are talking about Compassionate Listening! Yes. One of my favorite topics. As you know I've written about compassionate listening extensively. We all know the power of listening and when we learn to exercise compassionate and listen from our heart we transform all of our relationships. My guest is Susan Partnow is a senior facilitator with the Compassionate Listening Project. Susan Partnow has been supporting individuals, families and organizations to transform their conflicts for over thirty years.  She has been certified as a mediator by the Snohomish Dispute Resolution Center since the 1990’s.  She has also studied and now teaches Restorative Circle and Peacekeeping Circle practices.  She is a Sr. Facilitator for The Compassionate Listening Project and is a co-creator of their core practices and advanced trainings.  Susan served as a Sr. Organizational Development Consultant for Swedish/Providence for eight years, providing team building, strategic planning, change initiatives, coaching, mediation and facilitation to leaders across the system.  Prior to working with Swedish/Providence, Susan led Partnow Communications for over 25 years as a consultant specializing in team building, mediation, leadership development, and conflict management with public sector, private and non-profit organizations and individuals throughout Puget Sound.  Before that Susan was a certified speech pathologist working in hospital, clinic and home health settings. Susan has an M.A. in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University.  She is a member of various professional groups, including the national Organizational Development Network and American Society of Training and Development.  She is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Seattle Restorative Justice and Global Citizen Journey and former Board member of NCDD (National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation.) Susan is author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions (Doubleday books) and co-contributor of The Art of Compassionate Listening. Susan is especially drawn to bringing challenged individuals and groups together to release the energy locked in conflict to foster its transformation into creative new beginnings and deepened relations. You can find out more about Susan at her website - To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 
On the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast episode # 8 - Marc Allen joins me for a candid dialogue about Manifestation. Marc Allen is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. He co-founded the New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) the author of the best-selling book, Creative Visualization. Marc's publishing company new world library has published works like Eckart Tolle's The Power of Now, The Seven Spiritual Laws To Success and the Collective Works of Joseph Campbell just to name a few. He began is his publishing career in 1977 as a small start up and now New World Library is a one of the most dominant independent publishing houses in the world. I actually came to know him through his book, The Greatest Secret of All. The book was full of so many wonderful insights about that elusive key secret that so many of us miss out on in life. It was transformative for me to read it and I was thrilled that he was open to a conversation with me. He was an absolute delight and treasure to have on the show and you can listen to the episode here. He has written several other books, including The Magical Path, The Millionaire Course, Visionary Business, and others. He is currently writing The Power of the Feminine: A Guide to Creating Radical Success... With Ease. Marc works with people all over the world teaching them this great secret to crafting lives full of abundance and propensity and this was what I was most interested in having him share. And he shared wholeheartedly and from the heart his own story and how we can apply his proven techniques to our lives masterfully and manifest our ideal scenario for ourselves. We speak about manifestation here on Blossom Your Awesome and the podcast on a pretty regular basis. I find it helpful to have great minds come together with their inspirational insights and guidance about how they have gotten to where they are. And it was an absolute treasure to have author and Publisher of the New World Library Marc Allen on the show. And the most awesome part about this is he shared very candidly how he manifested his ideal life and created a world full of abundance, prosperity and joy into being. Marc also has several online programs including Visionary Business, The Magical Path, Success with Ease, The Summer Academy of Writing, and How to Get Happily Published. To learn more about Marc and his programs click the link here - You can also find a beautifully powerful 20 minute mediation on his website here - check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 
Dr. Daniel Winkle or Dr. Dan as he is known to many joined me on the Blossom Your Awesome podcast where we touched on so much. He is an M.D. and is certified by the center for Mind Body Science. He's the author of the Eagles Eye Healing  Health and Wellness website where he offers short stories, poetry and guided meditation on self healing and recovery. Dr. Dan actively practices mind body medicine at Alameda Health System where he is Medical Director of Acute Rehab Services.  He is a co-author in the upcoming evidence based text Integrative Rehabilitation Practice. He leads us through a powerful guided meditation so be sure to set aside about 5 minutes to listen and dive in with us into the actual practice of Mindfulness. You'll discover through this guided meditation and his explanation leading up to it that Mindfulness is not as difficult as you may think and there are a lot of misconceptions and false myths around mindfulness. We also spend time talking about the dream state and using it to evoke greater imagination and how to really bring imaginative awareness into your life to live a more dynamic existence. We are powerful creatures and Dr. Dan is an awesome resource to help us better understand the limitlessness of our potential. And Dr. Dan welcomes any questions so feel free to contact him here. To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.
In my latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast Episode #6 I am in conversation with Enlightened Vedic Spiritual Teacher to thousands Acharya Shunya. Of course we just scratched the surface. As a student of life and having had the good fortune of reading and taking in wisdom and connecting with masters like Guruji I feel I'm on a path to continued growth and wisdom. And I'm here in this space hoping to bring some of that light forward to you.  She shares powerful insights from the vedas and tells me there were more than twenty female Rishis who contributed to the vedas. I never knew this. Guruji as I call her, this means teacher or master is elevating consciousness worldwide.  She is an award-winning and internationally renowned  author, speaker and scholar of nondual wisdom (Advaita) and a classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda. The first female head of her 2,000-year-old Indian Vedic spiritual lineage. For more inspiration or to work with me - check out Blossom Your Awesome. 
In Episode #5 I am talking to the one and only Isa Gucciardi - Buddhist Practitioner, author speaker, teacher. She is founding Director and primary teacher at the  - The Foundation Of The Sacred Stream School for consciousness studies. She holds degrees and certificates in cultural linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, hypnotherapy and transformative healing. She is the creator of Depth Hypnosis, a groundbreaking therapeutic model.  Isa is an international speaker. She speaks five languages and has lived in eleven countries. She is the author of Coming to Peace and Return to the Great Mother which we discuss in great detail in this episode. You can find out more about Isa and her work at isagucciardi.orgHer latest book - The Return To The Great Mother explores our relationship to the divine feminine and how to tap into the energy of the Great Mother during the birthing process. To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.
So as an energy worker you know this is a big part of how I get through my days, get through life, how I manifest. It's all energy. Learning how to use it powerfully to your benefit and be able to tap into the power of it and ensure you are able to be positive. Life can be very challenging, but learning the right way to maneuver through will make it some much easier to navigate the ups and downs. It will never be perfect, but there are powerful ways to go about changing your mindset and getting through with some level of ease. To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.
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