A Quest for Well-Being

Valeria Teles

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This is a podcast inspired by love in the quest for Well-Being.

The episodes feature informative, inspirational, healing, and insightful conversations focused on mental and spiritual health.

This is a platform of collaboration created for exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, and insights about holistic health.

The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking toward a new way of living and new ways of being.

Through the lens of awareness and healing, we explore such topics as trauma, addiction, co-dependency, fear, depression, anxiety, learning, and self-love, among others.

The intention is to inspire healthy changes and promote awareness.

I am grateful for having the opportunity to collaborate with many thoughtful and insightful people.

Much appreciation for the guests and supporters of this podcast!

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Honoring And Understanding Yourselves

— Old stories are beliefs, attitudes, and subsequent actions that are prevalent in your family line. This could be scarcity towards abundance, mistrust in relationships, lack of body love and confidence, etc. We all have these stories, and at some point, they served their purpose: they kept us safe and protected to ensure survival and family connection through decades of evolution. We stayed tied and loyal to these stories because they were handed down to us in family upbringing; simply put, we didn’t know we had a choice otherwise; until now.   In her 10-day course and through the use of simple creative exercises and meditation, Aleksandra Slijepcevic  will teach you how to extract these old stories, write new ones for yourself and your generations to follow, and finally step into your most authentic self. Are you ready to write a new story for yourself?     VALERIA TELES INTERVIEWS ALEKSANDRA SLIJEPCEVIC —SHE IS AN INTERNATIONAL VINYASA AND HATHA YOGA AND MEDITATION TEACHER, KNOWN FOR HER AUTHENTICITY, HUMOR, AND REAL-LIFE APPROACH TO THE BODY-MIND-SPIRIT CONNECTION.   ALEKSANDRA IS A CROATIA NATIVE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1998, WHERE SHE GRADUATED FROM TOWSON UNIVERSITY WITH A MASTER'S DEGREE IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING, BEFORE OBTAINING HER YOGA CERTIFICATION UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF ONE-YOGA'S SUSAN SMITH.   Since 2015, Aleksandra has contributed health and wellness content to a number of platforms, including Elephant Journal, Elite Daily, and Sivana Spirit, on the topics of yoga in the real world, as well as spirituality and self-development in the age of anxiety and depression. She regularly contribute to Lifehack, and was the founder of a free online publication for eager creatives, Souhl. Aleksandra is the host of a number of meditation sessions on Insight Timer, and provide weekly Live meditation sessions every Monday under the hashtag #medicinemondays. She avidly travels and picks up pieces of herself on adventures far and wide, and she shares them in her writing and on her Soul Sessions podcast.   Meet Aleksandra at aleksslijepcevic.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

49m
Feb 21
The Feminine Way Of Awakening

— She is here, Siempre. She will not be quieted and disappear, she keeps showing her face in the mirror and your friend’s embrace. She breaks through cement, just as the ocean has taken over Venice. The truth returns, again and again, no matter how much we want to control, she has her own way. Gentle as a dove she caresses you and with a feather-light kiss dissolves your sturdy walls of defense into a flood of tears. You hear her deafening, fierce lioness roar into a world that raped her: This shall not pass! Veiled, she walks the streets and wakens people from slumber. She uplifts the fallen ones, embraces the lost and outcast.   And she rises up for you, our earth and all that is sacred, igniting us to show up for the great turning. For, through her power, we can turn even the most horrific situations around and help in these times when our survival is hanging by a mere thread. You may have seen and heard her more frequently of late on the streets or felt her rumbling in your own belly and heart.   The yearning for her is answered, as we allow the dams and shackles to break, to weep all our tears and laugh all of our laughter. Just like the women experienced whom I have guided to the holy cave. On their knees they surrendered to her, to embrace what’s lost, to let this pure life power surge through the womb and ignite them. They were taken home into love. To embody and live it.   She beckons that we recognize this truth- she is made manifest through our bodies and luminous faces, the trees, rivers…and she has incarnated as your voice, hands, and feet. As you stroke your cat, dog, another body, you are touching her. Let her take the lead in your life. She will take you and raise you into who you really are. She will give you the courage to stand up and act in benefit to all in your labor of love.   She is here. Honor her and if she calls- follow her. She will show you a greater love than you may have ever known before. — Writes Dr. Nicola     VALERIA TELES INTERVIEWS DR. NICOLA AMADORA  —SHE IS IS A SPIRITUAL TEACHER, PSYCHOLOGIST, WRITER, AND SPEAKER.   For three decades Dr. Nicola has been guiding women home and has worked with thousands of people around the world. She teaches spiritual retreats, professional trainings, online courses, and offers sessions. Nicola is passionate about the deep feminine, an embodied way, which is waking us alive, helping to turn lives and our world around.     Meet Dr. Nicola at nicolaamadora.com Here is the interview with Dr. Nicola Amadora …       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. Much Love! 

42m
Feb 17
Dating And Relationships Take Time And Energy

— Do you walk your talk when it comes to dating for a committed relationship? As a dating and relationship coach for over 17 years, Amy Schoen sees certain themes and truisms that pop up in her coaching sessions time and time again. When Amy sees attractive people who have a lot to offer to a relationship say they can’t meet someone that they’re interested in, she digs deeper into what they are really telling me. Often what Amy sees is they are not putting the time and effort into dating.  As you know, anything that is worthwhile takes time and energy. We have to put our attention to what we truly want. Valeria Teles interviews Coach Amy Schoen. She specializes in helping seriously searching and marriage-minded individuals who are ready to take charge of their dating efforts and learn a system of how to meet people who share their values so they can meet the right one and have the family life they desire. Amy’s story is one of perseverance.  She was divorced in her mid thirties and wondered just like you do, “Will I ever meet someone to marry?”.  After working with a relationship coach, she met her husband and remarried at 42.  Unfortunately, they struggled with infertility until giving birth to her son at the age of 48 after exploring all her options to bring a child into her family. Coach Amy can help you to increase the opportunity for a love connection with the “right one” based upon shared key relationship values to find lasting true love. She provides a way for you to remind yourself of all the wonderful attributes you have to offer to a loving relationship so you won’t lose hope while you are looking for that special person. Also, to create a targeted, effective dating plan so you can finally find your true love and live life doing what you truly love. To become more self assured so you feel attractive to others and to save precious time by learning how to evaluate a potential partner quickly and accurately so you don’t spend time in a relationship going nowhere or eliminate an appropriate mate. Since 2004 Amy Schoen specializes in helping seriously searching and marriage-minded individuals create and nurture lifelong relationships, and build the family lives they so desire. As a Certified Professional Life Coach, Amy combines her whole life coaching, her incredible life experiences, and her gift for visualization to help her clients – many of whom have struggled to find love – connect with the Right One to form fulfilling, committed relationships that align with their values and life goals, especially when it comes having a family life.   Her proprietary Motivated to Marry® Dating Secrets Coaching Program enables people to discover what they truly want and need, and then guides them into finding love without changing who they are. Amy has helped her clients experience exceptional results through online dating, and takes pride in saving them the precious time and energy it really requires to find a “perfect” match.  To learn more about Amy Schoen and her work, please visit: motivatedtomarry.com http://www.motivatedtomarry.com and committoloveevent.com         — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

40m
Feb 15
Returning To Mindfulness When It Matters Most

— You already know what it means to live a fulfilling life. You may have had glimpses of this inner knowing and clarity after meditation or other activities like skiing or playing music that help us to return to ourselves. In these moments we are present, connected, creative, and open to possibilities. However, once we step back into the fast-paced world, our default habits - to rush and react - kick back in. We feel tempted to return to the comfort of what’s familiar and easy, even though the outcomes are not ultimately healthy or fulfilling. We know that we’re not leading a fulfilling life when we don’t have enough energy, time, or whatever it takes to make meaningful choices—be it at home, work, school, or in relationships. Instead, we can train ourselves to return to ourselves – to the field of non-judging awareness within us. In returning to ourselves, we reconnect with what’s present, what’s important, and our potential. The possibilities that exist in this vast, open field of awareness are endless. Mindfulness empowers us to come back to ourselves, again and again, so we may see more clearly and have the courage to take intentional steps, even amidst chaos and uncertainty.  Valeria Teles interviews Dr. Shalini Bahl — is a mindfulness coach, an award-winning researcher, keynote speaker, and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Search Inside Yourself teacher. Based on 15 years of research and a cross-disciplinary approach. Dr. Bahl provides customized solutions to businesses, educators and political clients for building essential mindfulness skills to disrupt default thinking and cope with stress, become more resilient, and live with empowered choice for personal and collective fulfillment. Certified at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute originating at Google, Dr. Bahl is the Founder of Know Your Mind LLC, a social business with the mission of making evidence-based mindfulness skills widely accessible. Dr. Bahl’s understanding of neuroscience, psychology, and management gives her a deeper appreciation of each client’s unique journey and meets them where they are. A former successful entrepreneur and business professor, Dr. Bahl’s cultural experiences of living and working in three countries—India, Kuwait, and the USA—allow her to engage with diverse audiences including CEOs and executives at Fortune 500 companies, educators, and students. As an Affiliated Expert at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass, Amherst, Dr. Bahl provides her mindfulness teachings via accredited leadership programs to executive MBAs, faculty, and staff. Dr. Bahl is a TEDx speaker and a Town Councilor in Amherst. Her research has been published in premier marketing and public policy journals and won the ‘Best Research Paper’ Award from The American Marketing Association in 2019. Her guided meditations and programs have had over 250,000 plays on the Insight Timer and Simple Habit app. She’s working on a book and accompanying digital app, (tentatively) titled, Return: 8 Mindful Habits to Return to Your Self for A Clearer, Bolder Life. To learn more about Dr. Shalini Bahl and her work, please visit: knowyourmind.training https://knowyourmind.training/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

45m
Feb 14
Attachment Trauma Informs Our Relationships

— In the field of psychology, attachment theory is one of the principal theories for understanding child development. Beginning in infancy, a child begins to form an attachment with their caregiver(s). In turn, these early interactions become internalized as “internal working models” that can affect behavior as they develop into adulthood. A key concept within this theory is that of attachment styles, which can describe the lasting feelings of trust and affection that characterize the relationship with caregivers. These attachment styles are frequently used as explanations for how people behave in relationships later on in adulthood. Children are born with a predisposition to form attachments to caregivers who are sensitive and consistently available. Sensitive caregiving creates strong, lasting bonds between infants and adults which last into adulthood. It can be difficult for children who have had inconsistent or hostile childhoods to change how they interact in relationships but with the help of a therapist, they can realize how their early experiences have affected them and take steps to correct those problems.  Valeria Teles interviews Saman Nasir — a Healer, Meditation Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, A Member Of The American Hypnosis Association, Instructor At The Hypnosis Motivation Institute, And Speaker. Saman Nasir has been helping people make positive changes in their lives for over 10 years. Saman works with a network of psychologists, MFTs, and psychiatrists to provide the most comprehensive care for her clients. Saman is a kind and gentle practitioner and cares for all her clients as if they were her own family. Saman Nasir is a Hypnotherapist and Honors Graduate from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. When she graduated, she was invited to give a talk on how hypnosis deepens the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As she was giving a talk on this topic, the dean of HMI College was so impressed that he offered her a career as an instructor which she gladly accepted. Today she helps other hypnotherapy students and up and coming hypnotherapists perfect their craft as an instructor in various hypnotherapy classes and workshops.  In addition, she has a professional background in coaching, hypnotherapy, leadership, and mindfulness that spans twenty years along. Though her private practice is based in Los Angeles, California, she has clients worldwide who virtually take advantage of her unique belief system enrichment approach that utilizes CBT, imagery, mindfulness, and NLP. Her true passion has always been using hypnosis to get answers from the subconscious, studying human behavior and helping people overcome the beliefs and emotions that hold them back from living their true lives. To learn more about Saman Nasir and his work, please visit: dontwaittolive.com https://www.dontwaittolive.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

45m
Feb 14
Empowering Women Through Boudoir Photography

— Women come for their boudoir sessions for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's a gift for a special someone, most of the time it's for a boost of self-confidence. It's an opportunity to see yourself and your body from a different perspective. As women, our body's go through so many changes, especially when we enter motherhood. It's hard to look in the mirror and not love what’s looking back at you. We are our own worst critics. Quinn's goal is to help women change the negative narrative they tell themselves. She wishes to give them incredible photos of themselves to look at and be proud of. Women are so busy comparing themselves to models in magazines who have teams of people behind them to create those perfect images. It's an unfair comparison. The average person doesn't have access to a team like that.  Experiencing the industry from so many different sides has given her a unique perspective and incredible experience. She's worked hard to build her all female team of professionals, ready to give any women an ultimate Queen experience.  Valeria Teles interviews Quinn Teechma — She is the Founder Of Queen Studios, Miss International Tourism Canada 2020, Pageant Queen, Entertainer And Speaker Those who know her best would describe Quinn as being confident, persistent, charismatic and graceful.  Her warm glow lights up any room and she is always genuinely seeking to help others and to correct the broken systems of the world.  Quinn has dedicated her life to empowering and uplifting other women and has quickly evolved into an educator to teach others how to do the same thing.  Quinn was crowned as Miss Canada International Tourism in 2020 and using her many platforms, TikTok having over 400,000 followers and to 4.5 million likes, she is inspiring all people globally to create positive change in their own lives as well as in the lives of others. Quinn was born and raised on Lasqueti Island on the West coast of Canada and is currently living in beautiful Calgary. Quinn has always felt a burning desire to help others and empower women.  Empowering women is her life and the heart of her business. After working thousands of countless independent hours, exponentially expanding her six- figure luxury boudoir photography company she is proud to share her accomplishments.  Quinn intends to launch multiple training courses to teach others to make Six Figures in Six Months and to grow and sustain their successful businesses. Quinn has also recently started a new television show focused on empowering women though boudoir photography called “Let’s talk Queen to Queen”.  This is set to be released at the beginning of 2022. Quinn is an official finalist for the Miss Universe Canada competition.  She is excited and proud to bring her confidence to the stage in May 2022. As part of her commitment to the Miss Universe Canada causes Feed it Forward, Operation Smile and SOS Children Villages, she has set a goal to raise an outstanding $30,000!  This will be a new and commanding record for the competition and when she succeeds, it will set herself apart from all the other competitors. She plans on accomplishing this a couple of different ways.  One is by utilizing her photography business.  Quinn is going to offer family Christmas photography sessions. These sessions will include a family photoshoot, as well as a behind the scenes video including a family interview on why family is important to them. All proceeds will be donated to the three charities listed above. Quinn is organizing a massive fashion show at Craft Beer Market located downtown Calgary.  This extravagant fundraising event will be scheduled for the 3rd weekend in February. In addition to the fashion show, there will be a professional photobooth as well as an exciting silent auction. To learn more about Quinn Teechma and her work, please visit: queenstudiosyyc.com https://www.queenstudiosyyc.com/         — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

38m
Feb 12
Mindset And The Narratives That Define Your Life

— Working with a coach can be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. It’s an investment in yourself and your growth. It’s important to make sure you choose the right one. Working with Vincent Infante as your personal coach, you can expect to raise the standard of your life and achieve more than you ever thought was possible. That may be a bold claim, but when you are truly dedicated to creating change, the results will be completely life-altering. You'll learn how to unlock your potential and reach goals using a combination of techniques in psychology, neurolinguistics and good, old-fashioned hard work.  Valeria Teles interviews Vincent Infante — a certified Mindset & High-Performance Coach, and a licensed psychotherapist. Vincent has spent over a decade learning and working with thousands of people in varying capacities, including hospitals, clinics, in-patient units, homeless shelters, school systems, and private practice. With an extensive background in psychology, mindset, behavior, neurology, and physiology, he uses his knowledge to help individuals unlock and achieve their unique definition of success. Vin received his undergrad degree in Psychology with accolades from Psi-Chi national honor society and went on to achieve his Master’s in Social Work with a clinical focus; he was a fully licensed psychotherapist at the age of 23. It was around his 9th year in the mental health field he wanted to create a more meaningful impact through genuine connection with his clients. That is when Life Coaching peaked Vin’s interest as he began studying it, initially, for his own personal development. He hired his own coach and fell in love with all that coaching entails, especially the ways in which it created long-lasting change in his own life. Vin then pursued his Strategic Intervention coaching certification from Tony Robbin’s RMT online training, shifting his focus to providing greater results as a Mindset and Performance Coach. At this same time, Vin had been called to become a FDNY firefighter (which was one of his lifelong dreams aside from being a therapist). He served as a firefighter during the Covid-19 pandemic year while simultaneously building his coaching practice -- and later resigned from the FDNY to serve people in the way he felt best utilized his gifts and passion. Vin is continuing to expand his coaching practice as it now remains his full-time focus. He aims to teach about mindset, strategy, goal setting, and creating life transformations. Currently embarking on his 12 th year in mental health, Vin hopes to help his clients achieve a holistic standard of living that targets peoples’ mindset, sense of fulfillment, and overall quality of life.   To learn more about Vincent Infante and his work, please visit: vincentinfante.life https://www.vincentinfante.life/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

37m
Feb 12
Meditation, A Powerful Tool In Your Wellness Kit

— Many people feel intimidated by meditation. With no idea how it feels, they may dismiss their efforts as "not getting it" or "not doing it right. Author Peggy Ludington's early struggle with this uncertainty led her to share her method, which takes out the guesswork. Her book teaches four simple exercises that demystify the process and create a clear path to the meditative state in a matter of minutes. As readers learn each exercise, they internalize and relax into the sensory experience of meditation. For beginners, the exercises slowly acquaint them with the meditative state and reassure them that it is a state of full awareness under their complete control. For the seasoned meditator, the instructions for this journey offer a fresh perspective and may allow a level of awareness beyond that previously achieved.  Valeria Teles interviews Peggy Ludington — the author of  Peggy Ludington has excelled in the many facets of her life—lawyer, artist, writer, farmer, environmental activist, wife, and mother. However, the path to this fruitful life was rocky. Growing up in an alcoholic home left its shrapnel in her psyche. Then, as she embarked on a promising legal career, her father—and mentor—was arrested. The drama that followed blew a hole in her heart and her ambitions. Anxiety and depression descended. Therapy helped. Meditation was the game changer. But it took years to find her way to it, and then not easily. With her kids in college, she felt emotionally adrift. A sweat lodge experience rekindled her teenage fascination with meditation. But how to learn? In search of the “right way,” she read volumes by experts, listened to their recordings, attended workshops. Her early attempts left her empty and wanting something more. Finally, Peggy discovered that meditation should be simple, that there was no one "right way." A friend guided her through a meditation so she could experience what it felt like. This freed her to cobble together her own path, one that includes the best parts of all those teachings. She shares this path with readers in Meditation Manual—Simple Directions For A Life-Changing Practice. Meditation now serves as the calming hub of her busy and abundant life. By expanding the richness of her inner life, meditation has expanded the richness of the life she is living. Peggy believes meditation is an important life skill, a powerful tool in the quest for wellness and wholeness. Her goal is to demystify the process to make it easy and accessible for everyone. She hopes this book lights the way for others seeking the health and wellbeing benefits of a quiet mind and sitting in stillness. To learn more about Peggy Ludington and her work, please visit: peggyludington.com https://peggyludington.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

39m
Feb 12
Mindfulness, Mystical Self-Transformation & Higher States of Consciousness

—  Mindfulness is being in a state of total awareness of the contents of our minds, which makes us more conscious of what we’re thinking and feeling. And, by being in this state of complete awareness, we can remain observant of our thoughts and feelings with acceptance and non-judgment because we have a heightened awareness of what is occurring in our minds. This is when we are in a pure state of mind, and it is in this state when you can guide yourself wisely, pointing yourself in the right direction instead of one that can be hurtful or harmful to you. This state of complete awareness that Mindfulness puts you in won’t let you escape or choose something bad or unwise because you will be conscious of the choices you are making, and you will want to make the best ones. But, if you don’t, that means you weren’t letting Mindfulness do what it does so well—keep you present with total awareness. What Mindfulness does is it helps us maintain equanimity in the face of change and accept it maturely with- out reacting. This is the type of “mature consciousness” we want to be in so we can be aware of when we slip into duality.  Valeria Teles interviews Ora Nadrich — the author of Ora Nadrich is a pioneering Mindfulness expert, international keynote speaker and coach, and the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking. A sought-after expert in the fields of Mindfulness, transformational thinking and self-discovery, she is the author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, and Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named “one of the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time” by BookAuthority. Her new book is Mindfulness and Mysticism: Connecting Present Moment Awareness with Higher States of Consciousness To learn more about Ora Nadrich and her work, please visit: oranadrich.com https://www.oranadrich.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

47m
Feb 12
Loss and Grief: After Self-Acceptance Comes Integration

— “Living through a traumatic experience often alters our perspective in a way that makes us better partners, employees, leaders, family members, and ultimately, better people. If you find yourself unable to love the version of you born through trauma, offer yourself tenderness. If you aren’t able to release your daily heartache, offer yourself consolation. If you’d rather forget your traumatic experience than relive one moment, offer yourself empathy. If you can’t stop yearning to return to the life you used to live, offer yourself patience. If you can’t forgive yourself for what you view as failures — real or imagined — offer yourself mercy. If you are so afraid of future heartbreak that you aren’t willing to take any risks, offer yourself kindness. If you feel trapped by your trauma, offer yourself com- passion.”  Valeria Teles interviews Michele Neff Hernandez — the author of Michele Neff Hernandez is the founding President, and Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit organization providing peer support programming for widowed people worldwide. Michele if the author of Different After You set for publication by New World Library in March of 2022. Her passion for widowed people and the power of integration fuels her presentations and herm community activism. Michele has received a local, state, and national recognition for her work in founding Soaring Spirits, including; a letter of recognition from President Joe Biden; Simi Valley Hospital Foundation’s Woman of the Year award; Ventura County’s Woman Today award; Simi Valley Community Foundation’s Humanitarian Award; and the National State Farm Insurance Embrace Life Award. Michele resides in Simi Valley, California with her three amazing kids, and one very Australian husband and is currently serving as the President of the Rotary Club of Simi Valley. To learn more about Michele Neff Hernandez and her work, please visit: soaringspirits.org https://soaringspirits.org/         — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

42m
Feb 12
The Systems View Of Health

— Once we recognize the relative and subjective nature of the concept of health, we can begin to explore how the systems view of life can help us develop a corresponding systems view of health. Systems thinking is process thinking, and hence the systems view sees health as an ongoing process. Rather than defining health as a static state of perfect well-being, the systemic conception of health implies continual activity and change, reflecting the organism's creative response to environmental challenges. Since a person's condition will always depend on the natural and social environment, there can be no absolute level of health independent of this environment. The continual changes of one's organism in relation to the changing environment will naturally include temporary phases of ill health, and it will often be impossible to draw a sharp line between health and illness. Moreover, health is a multidimensional process. From the systems point of view, the experience of illness results from patterns of disorder that may become manifest at various levels of the organism — biological as well as psychological — and also in the various interactions between the organism and the larger systems in which it is embedded. This means that life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions, which are integrated in the systems view of life, correspond to similar dimensions of health.  Valeria Teles interviews Fritjof Capra — the author of  Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, was a founding director (1995-2020) of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College (UK) and serves on the Council of Earth Charter International. Capra is the author of several international bestsellers, including The Tao of Physics, The Web of Life, and The Science of Leonardo. He is coauthor, with Pier Luigi Luisi, of the multidisciplinary textbook, The Systems View of Life. Capra’s online course is based on his textbook. To learn more about Fritjof Capra and his work, please visit: capracourse.net https://www.capracourse.net and fritjofcapra.net       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

36m
Feb 12
The Shamanic Path: A Calling For Harmony

— Shamanism is a way of walking upon the planet, and a way of seeing things that our society has taught us to veil.  It is living a life divinely connected to Spirit, to our Earth, and in deep gratitude for the blessings our planet and community bring to us through our joint experiences. It is highlighted by the enactment of sacred ceremony, an art all but lost in only a few remaining cultures.  Shamanism is entering into an altered state of consciousness in order to transcend the ego and the thinking mind to connect with inner wisdom and higher guidance from the spirit world. The practice of shamanism is the oldest practice of humankind, dating back over 100,000 years, and is practiced all over the world in all cultures. Shamans have been considered healers, knowers, seers of the dark and wisdom sharers. A Shaman is a Master or Mistress of entering the altered states and journeying into higher spiritual realms to help bring through higher wisdom, grace and guidance. Valeria Teles interviews Keyla Sereen Ohs — she is a Shamanic Healer, meditation teacher, and the Owner/ Operator of Sereen Spirit Healing and Retreat Centre in beautiful West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  Keyla runs a trauma informed practice that helps people remember their true path and purpose, heal unprocessed trauma experiences which may create illness in the body, and move into deeper relationship with one's spirit, community, and the planet. Trained in the traditional Zulu (South African) Shamanic path, Keyla's offerings include her transformational Lighthouse Program (an annual online offering), meditation, Shamanic energy healing, spiritual mentorship and plant medicine as avenues for wholeness, self-discovery, and personal growth. Keyla was formerly a competitor for the Canadian World Figure Skating team for over a decade. She lives with her husband, 3 pups, 2 cats and 200+ plants in West Kelowna, B.C. To learn more about Keyla Sereen Ohs and her work, please visit: sereenspirit.com https://www.sereenspirit.com/ and keylaohs.com (launches in March 2022) You can also contact Keyla via email: keylaohs@gmail.com, Phone 1- (778) 760-1676 and Facebook Page - Sereen Spirit Healing.       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

43m
Feb 12
3 Steps To Successful Changes & Transformations

— “After 240 days of steeping and integrating I was ready to start the discovery phase of my life. Discovery of my purpose, reconnecting with friends, reading and learning again, I knew my life was going to go in a new direction, but frankly I had no clue what, how, when and where. I only knew that I could trust it would find its way to me and it did. When I heard myself laughing again repetitively, that was the true confirmation: I had come out of the cocoon and I could finally spread my wings. I consider myself to now be on my never-ending discovery journey. Discovery of myself, of others, discovery of how I can best show up in this world and have the best, most positive impact possible. I don’t have a label for who I am becoming other than I finally came to believe more and more everyday that I am enough, that I can connect, that I love to connect with others and that most of the things that I had believed were not available to me are, in fact, abundantly available to me and so are they, to you.” — says Janylène Valeria Teles interviews Janylène Turcotte  ( a.k.a. JT) — she is a former executive who made the leap from the corporate world to become a clinical hypnotherapist,  licensed RTT therapist, ICF certified coach and hypnocoach. She’s developed a results-driven approach to life and career transition, leveraging her radical transformation, professional expertise and numerous certifications and credentials to offer second to none, one-on-one hypnocoaching and group programs. She hosts the podcast “It’s Just a Belief,” is the founder of HypnoCoach.ca and is the co-founder of QUEEN B, holistic health.  Janylène supports entrepreneurs and executives who are aware they stand in the way of their own professional or personal expansion and need to be rapidly guided away from the status quo. They’re self-aware and know that despite all their efforts, seminars, courses something is still blocking them, or not quite where they want it to be.  Then, we create those moments of absolute clarity, power and confidence that allow them to break free of their limitations and leap forward. It is really all about uncovering  unconscious beliefs that stand in their way and acquire long-lasting, pervasive beliefs that propel them beyond their current limitations.’’ The single most important thing that’s contributed to the success of JT’s hypnocoaching practice is her focus on tangible results. This is what she’s most known for. Her made-to-order approach is all about going deep to make key transformations. To learn more about Janylène Turcotte and her work, please visit: hypnocoach.ca https://www.hypnocoach.ca/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

44m
Feb 12
Living With Honor After Your Loss

— I have faced down some terrible things in my life. I’ve had doctors make mistakes that almost killed me; I’ve been in the ICU of the world’s scariest hospitals. I’ve had traumatic surgeries and procedures performed on me under emergency conditions. People less sick than me have died right next to me. And if I’m still alive, there must be a reason. I want to use the life I’ve been given as a way to help others. I let the losses teach me what they needed to teach me. Even if I was thrown under the wave, I learned how to stand up, to recover over and over again, and to survive. I pulled from my faith and my grit, and in the middle of all of it, a soul grew. It made me strong. I began to thrive. I developed an immense capacity to endure hard times. I understood suffering (as much as a white, middle-aged American woman can under- stand suffering). Suffering became a companion and a teacher. I learned a lot about myself and the world, about my family, my faith, my priorities, and my values. After everything I experienced, I realized that other people experienced similar loss, heartbreak, and dysfunction, with no effective coping mechanisms. I wanted to help.  — Says Cindy Valeria Teles interviews Cindy Finch — the author of “When Grief Is Good: Turning Your Greatest Loss into Your Biggest Lesson.” Cindy Finch is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Therapist, Coach who specializes in helping people through their darkest times. Cindy trained at the Mayo Clinic and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, HuffPost, and CURE magazine. A survivor of traumatic life events, Cindy writes and works from lived experiences. She’s helped thousands of people through their suffering, encouraging them to move forward and keep enduring to come out invincible. To learn more about Cindy Finch and her work, please visit: cindyfinch.com https://www.cindyfinch.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

49m
Feb 12
Celebrate Your Uniqueness — Own Your Past

— Are you a little too comfortable with self-loathing? Tired of feeling like you are not enough? Carrington Smith spent a lifetime trying to be someone else—to fit in, to be loved, to keep the peace, and to make others happy. Until finally, Carrington discovered that her own path to happiness wasn’t based on fitting in but on standing out—celebrating her uniqueness and owning her past. Candid and raw, her book: Blooming takes you on a treasure hunt to discover the gifts in the shit. Shit is quite literally fertilizer. It is in the messes, failures, trauma, and difficulties of life that we discover what we need to bloom into our greatness. From trauma to triumph, through the depths of sexual assault, religious mind-fuckery, family rejection, body dysmorphia, mid-life metamorphosis, physical scarring, and death into happiness, forgiveness, empathy, purpose, belonging, and joy, Carrington’s work is a poignant, powerful account of finding your way through the shit. Valeria Teles interviews Carrington Smith  — the author of Carrington Smith is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional. Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, life gave her a hard kick in the tail. She has survived sexual assault, two divorces, piles of debt, abuse, religious mind games, the death of loved ones, and the loss of close friends. In her bestselling debut memoir, Carrington combines wit and wisdom to share her journey through the shit, with a positive attitude and a shift of mindset, into a life bursting with joy, opportunity, and purpose. A graduate of UT Austin and Tulane Law School, Carrington resides in Austin, Texas, with her two teenage boys. To learn more about Carrington Smith and her work, please visit: carringtonlegal.com https://carringtonlegal.com/ Also, Sign Up For The Gratitude Project below here: https://mailchi.mp/c0222f085b49/thegratitudeproject       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

42m
Feb 11
The Art of Becoming Unstuck

— “Life is made up of relationships, and each relationship is a mirror of your Self.” What kind of masks have you been wearing to survive? Until now, you haven’t really seen your masks because you were looking out at life, warding off triggers, defending against outside threats. As you begin to look inward, you will see your masks and understand why they’ve become part of your life. The prisoners in Plato’s cave didn’t want to abandon the life they’d grown accustomed to because they felt naked, vulnerable, and were terrified about leaving. And it’s OK that they felt that way. Likewise, we don’t need to shun our survival tactics, call our egos bad, or feel ashamed about our masks. We just need to embrace who we are and build our paths from this new, deeper understanding. We need to accept all of our faults and shortcomings and move into a higher consciousness, which will then allow us to view our past experiences as gifts contributing to a future, higher life—a life we all deserve to live.  Valeria Teles interviews Arda Ozdemir — the author of Arda Ozdemir is a personal growth coach, spiritual mentor, qigong teacher, and the founder of Rise 2 Realize wellness organization. He has helped thousands of people awaken to their fullest potential and experience ultimate happiness. As a former finance executive in Silicon Valley, Arda embarked on his own personal transformation journey when he was looking to heal his physical health issues along with his depression and anxiety. His quest for cure led him to a series of explorations in meditation practices and ancient spiritual teachings. This journey awakened him to his calling to guide others out of their suffering and emotional pain toward a life full of joy, fulfillment and meaning. To learn more about Arda Ozdemir and his work, please visit: rise2realize.com https://www.rise2realize.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

40m
Feb 11
Aligning To Thrive: Five Steps To Get You Unstuck

— Feeling stuck? You're not alone. Millions of people are stuck in meaningless jobs, empty relationships, and difficult situations, repeating the same unhealthy patterns over and over again. You know there's something more. Deep down, you've been having that uncomfortable gnawing feeling. Fortunately, there IS an answer and it is much more accessible and available to you than you may think!! Now is the time to stop searching and finally get more clarity, more meaning, and discover your life's true purpose. People so often try to overcome an obstacle in their life on their own but then they get discouraged... especially when there doesn't appear to be any real reason for why they can't grasp that success. Sometimes it is just that they need a wee bit of encouragement, a boost or a different perspective to gain the motivation they need to achieve their goals. Truth is: if a person REALLY wanted to do something and could do it on their own - they most likely would have done it already! One reason that people fall short of their goals is that they keep attempting to solve the same problems with the same toolkit – themselves! How can a toolkit be expected to fix itself? You must have a clear, workable strategy that suits the way that YOU are wired, you need to clear out any suspicious wiring (negative self-talk) holding you back and then you need to flat out get stuff done. But of course, not just any kind of stuff... the right stuff, at the right time, in the right order… A wee bit like playing music — says Moira Valeria Teles interviews Moira Hutchison — the author of  As an Intuitive Coach, Mindset Mentor, Energy Healer, Meditation Teacher and Tarot Consultant. Moira Hutchison guides her clients to access the inherent power they have available when they ignite their personal trinity of trust, inner awareness, and self-confidence. Moira works with professionals who have a feeling that there is something better in life for them, but they have no idea how to access it. However, they have a yearning to be guided by their intuition and align with their unique calling. What makes her distinctive and different in this work is that she has developed the ability to take complex energetic and spiritual ideas and interpret them in ways that people find easy to understand, integrate and implement. To learn more about Moira Hutchison and her work, please visit: WellnessWithMoira.com https://WellnessWithMoira.com       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

35m
Feb 04
Crystal Healing in the 21st Century

— Crystal Surgery is a new style of crystal healing, founded in the 1990’s by Vivien Schapera. In Crystal Surgery, the crystals are used in very specific ways as tools for “operating” on both the energy field and the energy body. The energy field is the electromagnetic force field, which emanates from the physical body and the energy body, and surrounds the physical body. The energy body is the energetic duplicate of the physical body and is made up of etheric tissue. Etheric tissue consists of “materials” from the etheric dimension, in contrast to the physical body, which is made up of materials from the earthly dimension. Valeria Teles interviews Vivien Schapera — She is a Teacher, Energy Healer, Author, Founder Of Fourwinds Academy For The Healing Arts & Sciences, A School For Training Healers. Vivien Schapera has rare expertise in each of our 3 layers of existence – the physical, the mental and the spiritual; and she specializes in translating intuitive, energetic and spiritual dynamics into practical information for celebrating life. She began her career by training first in clinical psychology, and then in the Alexander Technique, a hands-on method for retraining neuromuscular dynamics. Through this work, Vivien developed a refined sensitivity to energy, leading her to add healing to her skills. In Everyday Magic (2002 and 2020), Vivien relates how the spirit world guided her, from childhood in Apartheid South Africa, growing up with her LGBTQ brother, through coming to the USA, and founding FourWinds Academy, a school for training healers(1999). Vivien's other books include How to Lose Weight and Gain Money (2004) and Guided Lessons for Students of the Alexander Technique (2010). In 2020, Vivien published an award-winning, groundbreaking textbook, The Complete Guide to Crystal Surgery, introducing the world to a new form of crystal healing. When not teaching, healing or writing, Vivien can be found gardening, cooking and spending time with her two granddaughters. Other interests include travel, photography and making YouTube videos. Vivien lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and two cats. To learn more about Vivien Schapera and her work, please visit: crystalhealingtechniques.com https://crystalhealingtechniques.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

58m
Jan 29
Self-Compassion: The Missing Link To Healing

— When considering what makes people change in therapy we often focus on things like: how willing a client is to change, the relational fit between therapist and client as well as the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. But what about self-compassion? This doesn’t seem to get top billing when thinking about how change happens. In order to seek healing, you need to be able to value yourself and see yourself as worthy of healing. We cannot heal what we don’t love or feel care for. Cultivating self-compassion brings love, care and cooperation into your system instead of division and intolerance. And when you can entertain the idea that you might not be inherently wrong or bad, you have taken a significant step in healing.  Valeria Teles interviews  Tanya Fruehauf — She is Therapist, Founder Of Catalyst Counselling and Speaker. Tanya Fruehauf is a therapist and founder of Catalyst Counselling, a private therapy practice located in Vancouver B.C. Her practice focuses on helping adults heal and recover from complex trauma, codependency and addictive behavior. With an MA from Adler University, Tanya is also a CMAT, Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist through IITAP (The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals). Tanya has been featured on local radio as well as in various media publications including Readers Digest and Psychology Today. She believes that healing is found in connection and seeks to help clients to cultivate this within themselves and with others. To learn more about Tanya Fruehauf and her work, please visit: catalyst-counselling.com https://www.catalyst-counselling.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

52m
Jan 29
Self-Care Is The Solution: It's An Inside Job

—  “Spiritual self-care is essential for the spiritually attuned individual. It is an area worth exploring if you are desiring expansion, deeper connection with all that is, and discovering your Divine purpose on this earthly plane. This can be done through mindfulness and meditation, practicing rituals of your faith and beliefs, attending spiritual workshops and retreats, seeking like-minded and like-hearted spiritual support, reading spiritual literature and through connection with nature. Spirituality is deeply personal and varies by individual. Part of the spiritual path is discovering yourself and your personal truths. Much can be gained through spiritual self-care practices.” Suzie DeVaughn’s work provides an in-depth perspective on the categories of self-care including: physical, psychological, interpersonal/social, professional, spiritual, and energy management/clearing. It gives us awareness, inspiration, ideas, and techniques regarding the effective use of self-care as the foundation of healthy and mindful living. This helps to counterbalance personal and professional life stress resulting in increased resiliency, energy optimization, balance and wholeness. What we need is a self-care movement in which each person loves, cares, and takes responsibility for one's self. By acknowledging and responding to our needs, we have more energy and compassion to help others. In this scenario, everyone benefits.  Valeria Teles interviews Suzie DeVaughn — the author of Suzie DeVaughn, LMSW, REV received her BA from University of Kansas, a Master’s of Social Work from Wichita State University and has Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist Certifications from the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She is the founder and CEO of Self-Care Specialists located in Wichita, Kansas where she leads workshops regarding mindfulness, stress management and secondary trauma prevention for professional caregivers and business professionals. In her private practice Suzie uses a synthesis of mindfulness-based psychotherapy modalities including Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy, EMDR, Neuro-Emotional Technique and Psych K. Suzie is also the founder and CEO of Blossoming Heart Center through which she facilitates emotional energy healing, hands-on healing, psycho-spiritual workshops and retreats anywhere in the world. To learn more about Suzie DeVaughn and her work, please visit: BlossomingHeartCenter.com https://www.blossomingheartcenter.com/ and SelfCareSpecialists.com  David King is the developer of the Spiritual Intelligence Self-Inventory and Model.     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

42m
Jan 29
The World Of What Really Is: Simple & Beautiful

— Our true nature is simple and beautiful, thoughts are complicated and intricate. Learn to know the difference. Our true nature is always present, in each moment, as it is now. We didn’t create it and we can’t stop it. Yet we’ve been taught that what we can’t perceive with our mind and senses is not real, that intuition is unreliable and living like this is dangerous, immature and irresponsible. The truth is contrary to this. Our thoughts and understandings are by their very nature temporary and fragile. They come from the assumption that we can actually know or control things. And so we defend, attack, withdraw, and even kill or die for these beliefs. But when we do, the essence of our true spirit is brutally pushed aside and we lose so much of life.  Valeria Teles interviews Ruth Bar Shalev  — the author of RuthBarShalev is a student/disciple, coach and coaching teacher, leader of innovative projects whose time has come, writer, creator, mother of four and grandmother of three, almost 60 years old. Ruth has been coaching for the past 30 years and is one of the pioneers of coaching in Israel. She has led and facilitated breakthrough processes in many different fields, working with the military, women’s organizations, the Israeli Ministry of Education, and on inter Arab – Jewish relations, both in Israel and abroad. Ruth has coached thousands of people, hundreds of businesses, startups and state institutions, and trained dozens of coaches. For the past 18 years she has developed a way of coaching and named it: The Art of What Really Is. For the past three years she has been writing, and has published the book “WHAT REALLY IS” alongside a rich website whose vision and beauty emerged from a life journey, a journey that seeks truth in her personal life, in the life of her loved ones and of the people she had and has the privilege to coach. The knowledge which is at the core of all of Ruth's work, wishes to enable a person to remember the wisdom with which we are born, the wisdom of the soul, and to live it in each and every moment and situation. The book, the website and especially the coaching of The Art of What Really Is, teaches a person to distinguish between his or her true nature, and his or her thoughts and the reality their thoughts present to them. True knowledge is motion, a new vision being revealed and not fixed ideas and conclusions. Therefore it requires a high level of devotion, of giving oneself over, so that the motion, the art of life, can reveal itself. To learn more about Ruth Bar Shalev and her work, please visit: whatreallyis.com https://whatreallyis.com/     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

47m
Jan 29
Your Body Wants To Be Healthy: Are You Listening To It?

— Do you ever wonder what your life would be like if you had the body of your dreams without stressing over it? To be healthy and at your ideal body weight? Not having to suffer through exercise you don't like or being on the diet that you can't wait to end? The human body is absolutely amazing. It can self-heal almost any sickness and stay at a happy body weight. It can even tell you how to get there. Your body has been programmed for millions of years. Now you need to connect with it to become aware of what it needs. Communicating is an easy process. Get to know and crave food that is best for your body, which exercise or diet is ideal, and joyful for you, and how to stay healthy during times when you don't have a chance to be your body’s best buddy. The weight-loss and drug industries are some of the highest profitable businesses in the world for one main reason. Their solutions rarely work for the problems. People who don’t find help come back to try another diet next year, another miracle pill, or hope to stick with a new kind of exercise program. There is a small chance that they will succeed. These industries are well aware of it. Just as you cannot control your breathing or your digestion, you cannot boss your body around. The only way to win is to become friends with your body. You have to care enough to gain your body's trust in order for it to work with you.  Valeria Teles interviews Otakara Klettke — the author of the Otakara Klettke is a former investigative TV reporter and also the author of the children’s fictional book series Detective Bella Unleashed. Her #1 best-selling non-fiction book became an instant hit since it was published in 2016 and reached tens of thousands of readers. Her audience calls Otakara the Body Whisperer and after the rise of the pandemic in 2020, she owned up to the title and started teaching people to become their own body whisperers. She has an unconventional method and coaching that brings joy and achievement to all her clients. The success of her book, her knack for communicating to a broad audience, and her ability to break down complicated subjects into compelling yet easy-to-understand information have earned Otakara many interviews on podcasts such as Learn True Health, Discover Your Talent, as well as on other radio, webinars, and workshops. She is available to share her expertise on health, writing, self-publishing, homeschooling, and the importance of reading for children. To learn more about Otakara Klettke and her work, please visit: otakaraklettke.com https://www.otakaraklettke.com/ To schedule a complementary Body Whisper session with Otakara, please visit: calendly.com/otakara/hear-your-body-whisper /calendly.com/otakara/hear-your-body-whisper To schedule a complementary session with Otakara, please visit: https://calendly.com/otakara/hear-your-body-whisper     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

57m
Jan 29
Healing Sounds For Physical & Emotional Balance

— Professional energy workers and neophytes alike will find palpable solutions to help you get to the root cause of physical and emotional pain. Humming for Health helps you unlock the valuable tools already within your body that will let it speak for itself about what needs to be soothed balanced and healed because humming: -Releases endorphins that promote wellbeing and enhanced immune support -Requires deep breathing that naturally reduces heart rate and blood pressure -Increases Nitric Oxide in the sinuses to hinder respiratory illnesses -Raises cellular oxygen levels to increase lymphatic drainage and the body’s trach removal -Stimulates the pineal gland to release melatonin levels and relive insomnia -Strengthens your energetic auric field and protects you from outer negative influences -Utilizes sound energy to create a space for alignment and the potential of miracles. When you know how to hum in your body’s musical key, you foster a more conscious, collaborative relationship with your body’s natural healing processes. This book will teach you how to feel your voice move energy through your body as you discover your superpower!  Valeria Teles interviews Kathleen Nagy  — the author of  After 20 years of performing in symphony orchestras on French horn, Kathleen Nagy spent the last couple of decades as a BioAcoustic Research Associate specializing in Voice Energy Analysis and Acoustic Biofeedback for sports or muscle injuries. She was a member of the Board of Directors for Sound Health International of Ohio for 4 years (2005-2009) and worked closely with Sharry Edwards, the founder of Human BioAcoustics. Now, at the culmination of her life’s work, she specializes in teaching you how to hum the sounds that are good for your body.  She has also composed music for her French horn solo CD, Prayer Songs, which is available along with Kathleen’s other sound healing products and services at her website. To learn more about Kathleen Nagy and her work, please visit: thesoundlady.com https://thesoundlady.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

47m
Jan 29
Peaceful Parents — Happy Children

— People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. … I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive — said Joseph Campbell. Young people want parents to listen more, be more fun and relaxed, be more respectful, and to be less judgmental and more honest. Active listening means we repeat what we think we understood even if we don’t agree, including feelings, so the other person can check for accuracy. We don’t assume we know what the other person is feeling. Good communication aims to understand underlying needs and motivations, which may not be conscious. We pay attention to learning about different temperaments and personality types, which helps us be understanding and therefore more patient. Valeria Teles interviews Gayle Kimball — the author of Gayle Kimball, Ph.D. is an intuitive coach who teaches clairvoyance and healing webinars, and is the author of over 20 books. They include other titles for parents and kids: 50/50 Parenting, The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide, Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout, Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College and Climate Girls: Saving Our World. Other titles include: Essential Energy Tools: How to Develop Your Clairvoyant and Healing Abilities illustrated with videos and CDs, Mysteries of Reality: Dialogues with Visionary Scientists, Mysteries of Healing, Mysteries of Knowledge Beyond the Sense, and Quick Healthy Recipes.  Gayle has bee a college professor most of her life, she’s also a ballroom dancer. She invites you to check out her YouTube channel. To learn more about Gayle Kimball and her work, please visit: gaylekimball.info https://gaylekimball.info/     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

45m
Jan 29
Evolving The Mystery Of Being Human By Being Love Itself

— Every moment of being alive is truly a miracle: An opportunity to open and receive the blessing of discovering the most intimate relationship we will ever have. Once we are here and have sufficiently landed our spirit down into the holy flesh and bones of our human experience, real life begins. The life of this present moment is then not only here to be experienced: we also get to participate, contribute and respond with more and more agency. We get to discover how to wield the gentle art of stewarding a genuine life. We are not just here to merely survive the awakening process; we also inherited a deeper potential from the wisdom miracle of our origins and that is to thrive. Being of service and benefiting the whole that we now recognize we are intrinsically one with becomes the primary motive. The kiss that we have always wanted becomes the kiss that we are now able to give. Not the overriding, spiritual bypass, ‘make nicety nice, hide & seek, appease and kiss ass kiss’ – but the kiss of integrity that lands and reverberates as a benediction, a prayer and confirmation of the real. No matter what fates we have been given; inherent in our birth is the opportunity of a lifetime, to receive, allow and evolve the mystery of being human by being Love itself. Valeria Teles interviews Ajaya Sommers — She is a Teacher, Author, Speaker, The Creative Catalyst In The Field Of Psycho-Spiritual Somatic Integration And The Creatrix Of Core Embodiment®. For the last 27 years, Ajaya Sommers has been instrumental in facilitating conscious evolution in thousands of people’s lives. She designs and facilitates training programs for professionals, leads retreats, and offers both live and on-line group platforms for organizations that are ecologically regenerative, socially just and spiritually connected. All of her programs are grounded in science, expanded through devotional practice and made real through direct experience. Ajaya is the founder of a unique somatic discovery process called, Core Embodiment® — an integrated system of embodiment practices, principles and perceptual orientations to awaken and align with the power of your human potential.  She is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Integration Teacher, a NARM practitioner (Neuro-affective-relational model) as well as an Authorized Continuum Teacher. Meet Ajaya at https://www.ajayasommers.com/ and https://corembodiment.com/ Also, enjoy the Free 5 Day Experience at corembodiment.com/connected     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

47m
Jan 29
Your Brain & Leadership: The 9 Habits Of A Fit Mind

— The human brain is nourished, beyond oxygen and glucose, with Love (with a capital L). Love is a commitment, a connection with oneself and with other people, with society and the planet as a whole. Love overcomes fears, complaints, and boredom. Valeria Teles interviews Silvia Damiano — the author of Silvia's scientific background and curiosity about the human brain led her to a decade long journey of research into optimal brain functioning and the application of neuroscience in leadership and daily life. Her past and current roles have uniquely prepared her for the current undertaking, that of leadership activist & change agent. Silvia Damiano founded The About my Brain Institute in 2009, with the purpose of democratizing leadership & neuroscience. She has a passionately held belief, that leaders in our 21st century global economy and their organizations must radically change long-held ideas of what constitutes effective leadership. In her ground-breaking book ‘Leadership is Upside Down’ and the 2018 documentary ‘Make Me A Leader’, Silvia provides both compelling evidence and explores the importance of leadership in our personal and professional lives and what it takes to develop the human behind the leader. Silvia has worked in different countries, across many industries, helping teams and organizations improve business performance. Silvia’s clients have described her as a passionate, dynamic, a highly experienced speaker and master facilitator on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Change, Neuroleadership & Engagement. To learn more about Silvia Damiano and her work, please visit: aboutmybrain.com https://www.aboutmybrain.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

52m
Jan 28
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS: Become Aware Of The Roles You Play

Families are our foundation of being. Maria Mirkovich noticed that dysfunctions begin with family life. Everything starts with our programming with parents and relatives. When children start having trouble, she looks at the family system and beliefs that the family holds. That was Maria’s purpose to name her show Family Today. Valeria Teles interviews Maria Mirkovich - She is Life Coach, Host and Producer of the Family Today Tv Show, an author and a speaker. Maria is a Life Coach and has completed her certification for training. She earned the Inner Child Workshop certification in Arizona, and has also received certificate credits with John Bradshaw, a Relational Certification with Pia Melody and Terrance Real, Symposium at Princeton, attended workshops in South Hampton Symposium, and trained with Peak Potentials Maria works with a system that works with people’s life purpose. Maria is currently writing the book: Visions Of Medjugorge and it will be published soon. She wrote a poem, “Waves of the Ocean” in a book of poetry in 2001 and is in the midst of writing another book. Maria was born in Croatia and lived in Italy prior to arriving in the USA. Before hosting and producing her own show, she hosted Mondo Italiano TV where she translated the news from Italian to English. Later on she had her own 20 minute segment. Maria was offered a cable tv show for a 1/2 hour. She became a host and producer of Family Today. She has many guests that appear on her show & mainly talk about family dynamics. On her live seminar her guests were very distinguished people who offered their topics. This included Bob Proctor representative (THE SECRET) and many other well-known teachers. Maria completed the Warriors training where she also participated in the Spiritual Sweat Lodge. As a shaman, she is named: LION DOVE. To learn more about Maria Mirkovich and her work, please visit familytodaywithmariamirkovich.tv http://www.familytodaywithmariamirkovich.tv/. You can also contact Maria via email: mmirkovich1@icloud.com or reach her via phone: 201-732-2780         — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

40m
Jan 28
Experiencing Joy Through Gratitude

— JOY! It’s your choice. Every day! Does life leave you feeling hopeless and joyless? Are your intentions out of alignment with your actions? What choices do you make in life to Discover Your Joy? Do you know you can live in joy every day of your life—but—it is a choice! Joy is our natural default emotion. We came into this world as a joyful being and we are here on Planet Earth to bask in that joy and to expand our joy outward into the Universe. Valeria Teles interviews Louise Pistole — the author of  Louise is a JOY-fanatic! She brings her Southern charm and joyful inspiration as she encourages others to discover their own joy no matter where they are on their journey. As Louise navigated her own difficult valleys in life, she emerged with a strong message of joy to share with other women. Her inspiration comes alive with real-life stories of hope, love, and faith. JOY really is her superpower! After a career of over 30 years in the financial industry, Louise made a decision to leave the business world and pursue her passion of writing. Her book, Discover Your Joy, was published in 2021. She shares her personal stories of love, laughter, holidays, kids and grandkids, along with all the good and not-so-good that life has to offer. With her writing, coaching, and speaking, Louise offers encouragement and inspiration to women worldwide. Using both practical wisdom and Biblical truths, she guides others to seek what they are missing in life and to become the best version of themselves. Louise spends many hours in her flower gardens. Here she finds the tranquil peace and serenity to fill her soul. Among all the plants and paths, there are numerous seating areas to give her places to ponder and write. It’s no surprise that she uses flower images throughout her writing and on her website. After 45 years apart, she recently reconnected with her high-school sweetheart. They married on the beach and found their joy in a vacation home at the coast. Their love story was printed in the April 2019 issue of Sasee Magazine. Her life has come full-circle and she is grateful every day! To learn more about Louise Pistole and her work, please visit: louisepistole.com https://www.louisepistole.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

43m
Jan 28
Domestic Violence: A Quest For Change — A Call For Freedom

— Domestic violence is not a new issue in the military, nor is it a small issue. According to a December 2019 report to Congress titled, “Military Families and Intimate Partner Violence: Background and Issues for Congress,” there were 16,912 reported incidents in Fiscal Year 2018, and “there has been little change in the rate or number of reported incidents … since FY2009.” In fact, there has been little change in more than twenty years, as there were more than 18,000 reports annually as far back as 2001. And these are just the reported incidents. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that law enforcement is notified in only half of domestic violence incidents. Lara’s experience reveals the human side of these statistics, which affect not just those on military bases, but in households all over the world. Lara M. Sabanosh reveals her emotional decades-long story of fear, deceit, and abuse that ends with the disappearance and death of her husband.  Lara provides a unique perspective of being trapped in the same failed domestic abuse system that she worked for, and is sharing her experience in hopes to bring about change in the system and mindset of the abused—they are not alone. Valeria Teles interviews Lara M. Sabanosh — the author of  Lara Sabanosh grew up in various parts of the country and for a time, lived overseas in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), where she was an education service facilitator at the Fleet and Family Support Center and became acting director in December 2013. She spent much of her adult life as a wife, mother and student, eventually completing two doctoral degrees. Six years in the making, her new book, Caged, is an honest and introspective memoir detailing the never-before-told other side of an international, headline story, taking readers through the first twenty years of her tumultuous marriage to Christopher Tur, to events as she lived them on the night he went missing and the aftermath. Sabanosh is currently retired from government service, residing quietly in Pensacola, Florida, surrounded by her loving family, dogs, and grand puppies. To learn more about Lara M. Sabanosh and her work, please visit: larasabanosh.com https://www.larasabanosh.com/       — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

1s
Jan 28
A Woman With An Ignited Heart

— IgnitedHEART is a revolutionary way of living, with joy & pleasure as the gateway, leading you to create the life & love of your dreams. The life you were born for. It is the embodiment of the lifestyle of a Goddess...a Queen. A woman with an ignited HEART is MAGNETIC. She has reclaimed her power & truth. She knows she is worthy of every heart whisper & dream that lives inside her. Then she becomes unstoppable and unapologetic, in how she moves through the world. She dances everyday, allowing only her heart to take the lead. For she knows, when she does, the world becomes a field of infinite possibilities. She is a force of nature because she knows she is one with nature. The secret to igniting your heart...is to fall in love with yourself. Love yourself so fully, tenderly, & compassionately, as you would a new lover. Valeria Teles interviews Janet-Lee Ropas — She is a Heart Igniter, Womenʼs Empowerment Coach, Sacred Space Holder, Teacher & Guide, Priestess Of Sacred Union, Writer, Dancer, Creator & Visionary For Global Healing, World Traveler and Speaker. Janet-Lee Ropas is a Heart Igniter, Womenʼs Empowerment Coach, Sacred Space Holder, Teacher & Guide, Priestess of Sacred Union, Writer, Dancer, Creator & Visionary for Global Healing. World Traveler, former executive assistant on a Wall Street trading floor, lover of dark chocolate & peanut butter. Weaving Sacred Love, Sacred Transformation, Heart Connection, Conscious & Sustainable Living, into the fabric of all she creates. She teaches through channeling divine feminine energies via embodied living, meditation, sacred rituals & practices, prayer, & dance. Janet-Lee is devoted to supporting women in moving through fear & resistance to ignite their hearts & be free from the walls, cages, & veils covering them up. To learn more about Janet-Lee Ropas and her work, please visit: janetleeropas.com https://www.janetleeropas.com/ or email her at hello@janetleeropas.com     — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

47m
Jan 28