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The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity

Author: DW Long

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The Wanderer's Guide is the adventurous way to explore wellness, spirituality and purpose all infused with a dash of fun, humor and lightness of being. A fierce advocate for de-stigmatizing mental health, DW has pledged to break down barriers to negative beliefs surrounding mental health with everyone he meets. He is a tell-it-like-it-is psychotherapist, life and executive coach in private practice. An introvert with a clumsy streak having face planted more times than he can count on life's journey, DW brings this unique expertise to exploring and discussing wisdom and its application from the greatest minds both current and from the past. With a laugh at himself and all of humanity's capacity for struggle, DW takes a lighter look at the pitfalls of enlightenment, the slippery slope of personal mastery and the luminous side of self-study. Come and enjoy the wander!
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CALM Guided Meditation

CALM Guided Meditation

2021-04-2418:56

This is a guided CALM meditation that incorporates a body scanned and deep awareness of the breath.C - ChestA - ArmsL - LegsM - MouthDW guides us through a systematic awareness of the breath and relaxation for areas indicated by the CALM acronym.This meditation not to be used while driving or operating any type of machinery.Use this meditation to increase awareness, find relaxation and bring both of these qualities into your daily life.For more information about DW check out his website at: www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_officialFollow on TikTok: @gabberflasted
Wrestling with Pain

Wrestling with Pain

2021-04-1127:02

In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity, DW explores the lighter side of holding pain. Presenting a solid practice that is different than what most of us were taught as children throughout our early development, DW brings wisdom from great minds like Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle and Jack Kornfield.As always, with a lighter look at the deeper subjects, DW busts himself with lighthearted personal disclosure alongside a gentle exploration of the topic at hand.If you'd like more information about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.com.Follow on Instagram: @dwlong_officialNow on TikTok: @gabberflasted
When it comes to asking for support, do you find it difficult?In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide, DW explores the notion of asking for support while examining what  the barriers are for most of us when it comes to seeking support when we are in need.DW references the book The Gift of Asking by Kemi Nekvapil, and talks about how asking for support as well as receiving support are contributions. Tips for getting over the barrier to asking as well as taking a tell-it-like-it-is look at our capacity for connection and mutual support are but a few things DW explores in this episode.For more information about DW check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
How are you doing with forgiveness? Does it come easily or does it take some work?In this episode, DW explores  the practice of forgiveness and how loving kindness can help us move into a space for actually finding forgiveness. If we are looking to free ourselves from the burden of suffering that often comes with the angst, resentment or anger we experience the we find it hard to forgive someone, DW talks about perspectives and practices we can engage to help us with this process.  The end of the episode contains a short loving kindness meditation that you can use at any time to get you started with stepping into forgiveness. As always, DW has a laugh at himself and keeps the study of this material on the lighter side!For more information about DW, check out his website at: www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: at dwlong_official
Have you been lacking motivation? Are you finding it difficult to stay focused, find inspiration and get rolling on the things that matter to you?In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity, DW takes us on a short journey through different ways we can reconnect to our power, hurdle the barriers to our forward momentum and spark the motivation we need to the kind of contribution we so desire.Once again, with some personal disclosure and laugh at himself, DW brings wisdom from minds far greater than his so you can take the info, apply it and reconnect with your cosmic fabulosity.Episode ends with a short mindful awareness meditation that you can use every day, any time of day!For more information about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: dwlong_official
Today on  The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity we are getting coached by our environment and finding clear ways to help us stay grounded.DW explores the notion that our environment can coach us to find aspects of our self that have us residing in greater balance and finding more ease with our everyday lives. A guided meditation makes up the last portion of this podcast from a meditation technique called CALM where we pay attention to releasing tension in 4 areas of the body.There is a laugh and a giggle or two in today's episode as always - come along for the wander!For more about DW check out his website: www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
Reclaiming Our Power

Reclaiming Our Power

2021-01-2733:28

Ever thought about where the seat of your power resides? Are you looking to reclaim that power or even enhance your experience as a powerful being?In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity, DW explores the notion of how to identify where our power resides, presents some tips for how to align with that power and maintain it with a simple shift in perspective.DW talks about the evidence base and gives examples from peer reviewed literature to present a case that our access to our power is all in the perception we have for where that power lies. There is more upping of our cosmic fabulosity in this episode, for sure!For more information about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity, DW further explores the ins and outs of aligning with our purpose. With an ever so  slightly deeper exploration of purpose whilst bringing wisdom from fabulous minds greater than his, DW sets out to wander through the notions of discovering awe, connecting to a community that is in alignment with our purpose and much more.Come along for the wander, sit in the knowing that having an "I don't know" moment is an opportunity and stay with your curiosity about how you find meaning in your purpose filled life!To learn more about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
Do you have a clear sense of purpose in this world? Have you asked yourself the question, "how is my current way of contributing in alignment with my real sense of purpose?"In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity, DW wanders through questions like this whilst taking a 30, 000 foot view of contribution and the power of understanding our sense of purpose in the world. From discovering what makes us happy to how these happy things get us in alignment with why we are here, DW explores how asking the questions, seeking  and being open are the keys to defining purpose and how this definition brings a more fulfilling life.Come along for this first broad exploration. Here at The Wanderer's Guide, we lay a foundation for more discussion and we welcome your questions and  feedback.Want to know more about DW? Check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
Wishing everyone a happy new year for 2021!This is been a year all of us will remember and we thank everyone for the support you have given us here at The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity. Your subscriptions, feedback and presence are invaluable so, thank you, thank you!!Stay tuned for the next full episode coming the first week of 2021.If you want to know more about DW check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
 In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide we are looking at the cosmic fabulosity brought to us by the great minds of Dr. Dan Seigel, Tara Brach and Ram Dass.Are you looking at the past, perhaps this past year or even further back and wondering what to think about it? Maybe you are thinking about the future and wondering how you might gain forward momentum into it whilst keeping a positive mindset and "heartset."DW takes us on a wander of the tool COAL. COAL can help us to observe anything with a lightness of being, a positive slant and bring us to the place where we are fully loving on ourselves! Don't we deserve that?This episode features a special treat from DW's intro/outro voiceover guy with the great voice so, come along for the wander, get ready to be curious and soak in the LOVE.For more info about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.com.Follow on Instagram: @dwlong_official 
Creating Space

Creating Space

2020-12-1231:25

Ever thought about how to make space to honor your true self, your best self?In this episode, DW wanders through the ins and outs of creating space for allowing the practice of pausing and sitting with silence to occur so we can have the world open up to us. Staying with difficult stuff or simply allowing for a little more quality, self-care time, DW takes a light look at his experience with this practice as well as signposts possibilities for you to try this intimate exploration of the self.Have a question or want to know more about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
Sitting with Anger

Sitting with Anger

2020-12-0127:57

In this episode of The Wanderer's Guide to Cosmic Fabulosity, DW wanders through the teachings of Pema Chodron surrounding the practice of sitting with anger. Having a laugh at himself and sharing the trials of seeking some amount of mastery in the practice, DW talks about how engaging this practice can help us with any instance of needing to have the hard stuff be less hard, how to gain forward momentum again and embrace the experience of diminished suffering whilst we wander our life path.For more info about DW, check out his website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on instagram: @ dwlong_official
In this episode, DW wanders through exploring what it means to ask the question, "who am I?" Many ask this question at some point during the lifespan but do we always ask the best question that leads us to a true understanding of the self? Moving from who we "think" we are to who we really are, DW takes a light look at his failing to ask the right question in the past and how answers came from asking the more spacious question, "who am I ... really?"Sussing out our own barriers to forward momentum, cynicism, and taking a self inventory, the episode culminates in a process for observing our true self from a strengths focused perspective. DW walks through each step of the process whilst providing space for the listener to take time for reflection as well as integrate what might be a new way of observing the self free from judgment.Check out DW's website at www.mcscoach.comFollow on Instagram: @dwlong_official
Bring Your Light

Bring Your Light

2020-11-1330:07

In this episode, DW wanders through how we find balance between the head and heart while going through difficult times and how to find light when things seem impossibly dark.Using a mindfulness centered tool called RAIN, DW explores how to apply it so that we can map our current position on our life path, learn to hold everything we are going through and find the way to recognizing and honoring our true self - our best self. In this episode DW discusses how to recognize what is happening in our current experience, accept and allow it to be what it is, investigate all of it with kindness and in the end, find the path to understanding that our experience is something other than who we really are.For more information about DW's work check out DW's website at www.mcscoach.com and follow him on Instagram @dwlong_official
In this 1st episode, DW wanders through the Hero's Journey with the help of Joseph Campbell's work and contribution. To underscore the hero's journey, DW discusses the notion of finding courage and asks questions about where courage lies, how to find it and more.To start the episode, DW talks about his background, life journey and the premise for the release of this podcast. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist in private practice, DW brings insight into the subject of the podcast with personal disclosure and a look at human potential from his years working with individuals who have found mastery in self-study.With a light look at these topics, DW wanders through all of it with a laugh at himself, compassion for humanity's capacity for struggle, all the while bringing wisdom from great minds from the past and present. Check out DW's website at www.mcscoach.com and Instagram @dwlong_official
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Jordan Cathcart

Just started listening but I'm loving it already! I always fall asleep with an audio book or podcast on at night and this is perfect late night listening when you're in bed, relaxed and at ease :)

May 2nd
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