Brandy Gillmore, Ph.D., is a motivational speaker, author, and Mind/Body &Energy Expert.
Her expertise in self-healing originated from a devastating injury, where she found herself disabled, and in excruciating pain. She had to use a wheelchair, cane, or walker to get around and was on various forms of medications and morphine and yet still in extreme pain.
One doctor after another said there was nothing they could do for her and eventually Brandy became determined to find a solution on her own. After years of studying and looking for answers, her research eventually led to the power of the mind.
The answers she found were profound and life-changing and allowed Brandy to heal herself. Now she is out of her wheelchair, free of pain and physically stronger than ever!
Through this experience she came to the eye-opening awareness that we all have much more influence over our health than we realize. And she believes every single ailment has a link to the subconscious mind.
While going through her recovery, Brandy developed the ability to feel the emotions and energy that others are experiencing, which has allowed her to help others achieve their own healing results at record-breaking speeds.
Brandy says ”It’s been proven that the subconscious mind is the biggest factor in human behavior. Therefore, when we make changes to the mind for purposes of healing, the results are life-changing!” She states: “When we rewire our thoughts, we transform our health and our lives.”
Brandy has developed quick and effective ways for changes to occur, including “G.E.T. Health” the “Gillmore Empowerment Technique” and “The 4 Mind-Body- Soul Keys For Transformation.”
She speaks all over the world and works with celebrities, politicians, professional athletes and others worldwide.
In today’s show we discuss:
I got to experience Brandy’s expertise first hand when was kind enough to do a session for me a few weeks after our interview and it was profound the information she could gather …Her insights were so specific and on point and this was all over the phone! I’m a believer in what she does and I’m so excited to share her with you guys today. Enjoy the show!
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Our guest today is Bruce Lipton! Guys, I’m such a big fan of his… and was super excited to get to talk to him… I actually did this interview the day after I found out I was pregnant back in November so I snuck some pregnancy and parenting related questions in here…
First off – I have a question for you - have you ever read a self-help book - had all sorts of Ah-ha moments, gotten a ton out of it - only to actually apply very little of it into your life? It’s happened to me a million times.
Well did you know that your Subconscious mind – which cannot be taught in the same way as your conscious mind - dictates 95% of your behavior!
And sometimes the reason it’s difficult to make changes in your life is because the thing you are trying to change contradicts the subconscious programming that you received very early on. We talk a lot about this today and it’s profound…
But first more on Bruce…
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
He’s best known for promoting the idea that gene expression can be influenced by environmental factors, in other words people have a greater impact on their health than genetic research has previously determined.
His discoveries have shown that a person’s perception, not genetic programming, is what spurs all action in the body: It’s actually our beliefs that select our genes, that then select our behavior.
Bruce says “Our consciousness is creating our life experiences. He says “That’s not a suggestion - this is the law of science. If you change your consciousness you change your life experiences.”
So the question becomes – how do we change our consciousness?? Well we cover that in today’s episode.
We also discuss:
Today our guest is a really special and beloved friend of mine – Sandi Stuart.
I met Sandi while I was studying IBP – or Integrative Body Psychotherapy – which I’ve talked about a variety of times on the show. Sandi was one of the teaching assistants for my class. So over the 3 years going through this program she was an incredible teacher and support system to me and I got to know her in such an intimate way. (Sadly this particular class is no longer offered- but there are many other resources I will provide in the show notes if you want to learn more about IBP)
Sandi has been a trailblazer for women. She was one of the first female sales executives in the men’s clothing business. She started her career as an outsider and worked her way up the ladder becoming the executive vice president at Bugle Boy Industries. During her 25-year career at Bugle Boy, she helped the company grow from $0 to $500 million annually. Now she is the co-founder of Agency Licensing and also works as a life coach and leads workshops. In addition to consulting on issues important to women in business, Sandi focuses on providing and sharing practical consciousness for women entrepreneurs.
Sandi is such a wise soul and someone who I deeply respect. She has so much insight to share. She has a thriving marriage, a great relationship with her daughter, a fulfilling and successful career and most importantly – a deep connection with herself.
Today we talk about Sandi’s personal journey of self-discovery and healing.
We recorded this interview at Sandi’s beautiful home in Malibu, overlooking the mountains and the ocean. It was such an intimate chat. I hope you enjoy!
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Today we have the lovely Sonia Doubell on the show. Sonia is a master yogi and fellow seeker. She is the Founder of Moving Energy Yoga & Creator of TOTAL BODY YOGA AM/PM.
As a Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher, NLP practitioner, Hypnobirthing teacher and Life Coach Sonia is passionate about sharing the potential of self-realization through yoga.
Sonia began her working career as a model. She had what many would consider to be a glamorous lifestyle but even after checking all the boxes “to be happy” Sonia found herself dissatisfied and empty. Yoga became the key to unlocking a much richer, more fulfilling, inner life.
Now, her yoga method has taken her all over the world, from teaching actors in Hollywood to Richard Branson on Necker Island.
Sonia is known for her unique style of Moving Energy Yoga. She believes yoga has the ability to transform difficult emotions, unlock deeply held tension in the body and open the heart.
I’ve always been active and into sports and exercise but nothing has transformed me, mentally, physically and spiritually like yoga has. We cover a lot of ground today and speak about many things besides yoga. However, I definitely wanted to touch on the power of yoga as it’s played such a huge role in my journey of self-discovery and I realized we haven’t spoken about it nearly enough on the show.
In this episode we discuss:
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Resources from the Episode:
Sonia website - http://www.soniadoubell.com/
Sonia’s Instagram - @sonia_doubell_yogi
Byron Katie’s - “The Work”
Dr. Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA.
With a medical degree from Harvard University and postgrad medical education at UCLA, Dan is an award-winning educator and a pioneer in a field called interpersonal neurobiology. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.
As an internationally-renowned neuropsychiatrist and author, Dr. Siegel’s books have been translated into over forty languages.
His New York Times bestseller Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence , which we talk about today, provides practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness.
The Wheel of Awareness is a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one's day-to-day life. Every must try this- it’s free and you can download it online at the link below. This practice can benefit anyone, Dans says even children as young as Kindergarten can benefit.
Dr. Siegel says - Integration IS the basis for health.
So in today’s show we discuss:
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Suzi Lula, M.A., A.L.S.P., is a much-sought-after Spiritual Counselor, Teacher and Inspirational Speaker who is an expert in the field of human transformation.
Combining her innovative teachings over her 18 years in private practice, along with her master’s degree in spiritual psychology, suzi has mentored some of the most successful ministers, coaches and evolutionary leaders influencing our culture today and has been described as a ‘”teachers teacher” by the nationally renowned, spiritual leader Michael Bernard Beckwith (who is one of Oprah’s top 100 Spiritual Teachers of our time). You know I always have to get an Oprah reference in here if possible.
Suzi serves on the faculty of the University at The Agape International Center of Truth in Los Angeles, one of the fastest growing spiritual centers in the country with over a 10,000 person membership.
SIDENOTE: You guys I love Agape. It’s SUCH a special place. There’s an amazing sense of community and kinship. It feels like a spiritual safe haven. The founder Michael Bernard Beckwith is one of the most powerful speakers and leaders I have ever encountered. There’s great diversity amongst the members and as an added bonus they have amazing musical guests that come in (Van Morrison just showed up one night I was there to perform, nbd)
Back to Suzi… Known as a visionary leader, Suzi is also redefining motherhood. She challenges conventional thinking that says mothers must sacrifice and martyr themselves to be good mothers and instead, guides them to the realization that when they thrive, their children will flourish as well. She has an amazing book on this called The Motherhood Evolution.
Suzi is also a composer and an award-winning pianist just to add to her many accolades.
Thank you to Barnet Bain for connecting us!!
On today’s show we talk about, amongst other things, self care.
We also discuss..
Suzi is such a special human. I felt instantly connected to her and I know you will too. ENJOY!
Suzi’s website suzilula.com
Suzi's Online Course: Learning the love of self compassion
Suzi's Online Course - Self care as a Spiritual Practice
Suzi’s Book: Motherhood evolution
Suzi Speaking at Agape
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Harville Hendrix Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D. are internationally-respected couple's therapists, educators, speakers, and New York Times bestselling authors. Together, they have written over 10 books with more than 4 million copies sold, including the timeless classic, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. In addition Harville has appeared on Oprah 17 times! Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed with Oprah so I’m extremely envious of this.
Harville and Helen co-created Imago Relationship Therapy which is a form of relationship and couples therapy that focuses on relational counseling to transform any conflict between couples into opportunities for healing and growth.
They are the co-founders of Imago Relationships International, which is a non-profit organization that has trained over 2,000 therapists and educators in 51 countries around the world.
So these guys know their stuff.
However, marriage—even for marriage experts—isn’t always easy. Just like any other couple, Harville and Helen experienced a power struggle where they attempted to change, coerce, and threaten each other to be “more like me.” Sound familiar to anybody?
20 years ago, after a decade of marriage, they found themselves teetering on the brink of divorce. Ironically, it was their own teachings that made the biggest difference in turning their relationship around. And they now enjoy a true partnership that has lasted over 30 years and are happier than ever.
So in today’s episode they share not only their expertise through working with other couples but also from their own personal journey.
In today’s episode we discuss:
To learn more about the work Helen and Harville are doing visit https://harvilleandhelen.com
Judson BrewerMD PhD, is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” combining over 20 years of personal experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research.
Dr. Brewer is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT. So this guy has no shortage of credentials.
His TED talk “A simple way to break a bad habit”has been viewed over 10 million times.
And his book, “The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love — Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits,”explores how habits form, why they’re so hard to overcome, and the research that gives us hope they can be changed.
In your life – what types of behaviors do you reinforce?
It’s likely that the majority of us do not reinforce habits that lead awayfrom stress. Once we learn how to use our stress compass – which we’ll talk about later in the show – we may realize that we are actually looking for happiness in all the wrong places. Dr. Brewer helps steer us back in the right direction.
In today’s episode we explore:
Jud is the real deal. He was so present and kind during the interview and I’m so excited to share this episode with you!
TED talk “A simple way to break a bad habit”
Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety (Eat Right Now, Unwinding Anxiety and Craving to Quit).
On today’s show our guest is Tony Schwartz. Tony is considered one of the world’s thought leaders around sustainable high performance and building more human workplaces. He is the founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm committed to creating work cultures that are more human, more energized and higher performing.
He began his career as a journalist and has been a reporter for the New York Times, a writer for Newsweek and a contributor to publications such as Esquire, Vanity Fair, and the Harvard Business Review.
At the height of his career as a journalist, Tony hit an unexpected wall. He started questioning.. Why did success suddenly feel so empty? How could he add richer meaning to his everyday life?
For five years he explored these questions and wrote What Really Matters: Searching For Wisdom in America I really enjoyed this book, you should check it out.
In today’s episode we cover a lot of ground, including:
You guys are going to love Tony. Hope you enjoy the show.
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The Energy Project https://theenergyproject.com/
BOOK: What Really Matters by Tony Schwartz
BOOK: The Way We're Working Isn't Working by Tony Schwartz
BOOK: The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz
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Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? Do you ever feel out of control of your life? Then this could be a good episode for you.
Tom believes the portal to reduce stress and access stillness and calm in our lives is meditation. As a meditation teacher for many years he has inspired thousands of people all over the world to unlock their brilliance and calm. But Tom’s journey to find Stillness has not always been easy.
At just 19, Tom started his career as a financial broker. If you guys have seen “The Wolf of Wallstreet” Tom says this is a pretty accurate portrayal of what his life was like back then.
He was living the work hard, play hard lifestyle… long, high stress hours at the office, followed by late, drug and alcohol induced nights entertaining clients. After a decade of this lifestyle Tom was suffering from various addictions, anxiety and depression, which eventually led to a nervous breakdown. (We talk all about this in the episode)
Doctors advised him to take medication but Tom didn’t believe that was the answer for him.
He found meditation and that is what finally helped him to bring balance and wellness back into his life.
Then in 2012, after 26 years in the finance industry and at the height of his career, Tom decided to walk away from his very lucrative job to fulfill what he believed to be his mission of spreading calm and stillness across the globe.
Determined to share the transformative power of meditation with others Tom started The Stillness Project.
The Stillness Project is a movement of change.
Using multiple streams - from films and online courses, to retreats, blogs, books, and personal mentoring,
his goal and the hope of The Stillness Project is to inspire 1 billion people to sit in Stillness daily to connect with their inner Being and transcend the barriers of separation. The hope is to encourage a movement of awakening on our planet.
And boy does our world need more humans who are connected to spread some love! So, thank you Tom!
In today’s episode we discuss:
-Tom’s personal transformation
-Why it took a nervous breakdown to finally change his life
-The dangers of stress
-How stress changes your physiology and biochemistry and effects our ability to LOVE
-Understanding the difference between the soul and the ego
-How stillness relieves anxiety and stress
-How we can replenish our mind, body and spirit
-The benefits of meditation
And much much more
One of my favorite parts about meditation is that it’s a way to help us remember who we really are, a way to reconnect with our truth- our authentic self - amidst the chaos and stress of the modern world. It gives our mind a moment to rest and it turns up the volume to the voice of our soul.
Often times we look outside for answers or validation only to be left feeling empty, confused and alone. What if all of the answers are within? What if all that you need is within? What if all that you are so desperately longing for the world to give you is within? When we look inward and find stillness we are reminded of our infinite power and connectivity with all that is.
To come from a place of authenticity is where we are our most powerful in life. What if our only mission in life was to be ourselves? To be our TRUE selves and to peel away all the false layers and barriers that prevent us from being ourselves. What would that look like? How would your priorities change? What would you do differently?
If meditation is a way to bring us closer to our authentic self, then I think it’s worth making time for! Don’t you?
RESOURCES FROM EPISODE:
The Stillness Project https://stillnessproject.com/
Tom’s Website www.tomcronin.com
Thom Knoles – Tom’s meditation teacher http://thomknoles.com
Erwin Valencia is a friend whom I met through my husband, Rory. Erwin, or E, as some people call him, is a fascinating guy whose skill set and knowledge span across multiple industries. He’s the world-renowned physical therapist with the New York Knicks, an athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and healer of the body. He is also a life coach, speaker, social entrepreneur, and mindfulness coach----and this is the abridged version of the list! Erwin is passionate about living life with purpose, being of service to others, and has truly blazed his own path.
Raised and educated in the Philippines, Erwin is the first Filipino to be on the medical staff for both the NBA and MLB. Prior to joining the Knicks, he was the rehab director for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 8 seasons. He runs a global educational social enterprise called Kinetiq, and is the founder of the Philippine-based charity, the Beyond Medyo Foundation, which promotes a mindful movement lifestyle. You’re probably wondering like I am--How in the world does he do it ALL? We are determined to find out! In light of the many roles I play, I’m very curious about how others balance multiple endeavors, and Erwin offers great insights on the matter of balance and prioritizing life. Erwin carries a zest for life and an eagerness that is contagious. I think you guys are going to LOVE him!
You can read the full show notes at www.thedailycordial.com.
My guest is Dr. Lori Leyden, a teacher, coach, healer, social entrepreneur, and change maker. She has worked with genocide survivors in Rwanda and with people in Newtown, CT. She operates under the premise that “Love can heal anything.” You don’t want to miss this inspiring and transformative conversation. Join us!
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.thedailycordial.com
The wisest question when we are deeply sad is not, “How can I end or numb this pain immediately?” The wisest question is, “What is the meaning of this pain? or, “What does it reveal to me?" or "What is it calling me to understand?” -Marianne Williamson, Tears to Triumph
My guest today is one of my most important spiritual voices of our time, Marianne Williamson! This is a HUGE deal. Marianne has been one of my greatest teachers of all-time. She is an internationally-acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Seven of her twelve published books have been NY Times bestsellers, and four of them have been at #1 on the list!
Her mega-bestseller, A Return to Love, is a must-read. As is her newest book Tears to Triumph, which explores the spiritual journey from suffering to enlightenment. This book really changed my perspective on suffering. I HIGHLY recommend checking it out.
Today we talk about suffering, depression and the path to healing.
There’s so much value and wisdom packed into this episode, including:
In today’s show we explore:
Connect with Marianne and Resources from the Episode:
Eckhart Tolle (When I asked Marianne who she would consider a living enlightened master – this is who she said. Definitely look into his teachings. They will change your life.)
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relationship with your authentic self. Let’s get started!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.thedailycordial.com
Today we’re talking to the superhuman couple - Claudine and Honza Lafond.
This husband and wife duo, knows a thing or two about living the life of their dreams.
They are the founders of YogaBeyond®, a brand built on the practice of yoga, trust and community. And the creators of Acrovinyasa which is a combination of vinyasa, acroyoga and inversion training. Think - partner yoga with a twist!
These two lovebirds, who are based in Sydney, travel the world teaching yoga together. And they are passionate about encouraging others to follow their bliss as well. If check out their Instagram account @YogaBeyond you will be in awe of not only the crazy poses they do together but of the palpable love they share.
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at:
Today’s guest is Shabnam Mogharabi, a social media executive, award-winning journalist, and NY Times bestselling author. She is the CEO and Executive Producer of SoulPancake, an award-winning media and entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson - also known as Dwight from “The Office.”
Similar to this podcast, SoulPancake explores ‘Life’s Big Questions.’ This year Fast Company named SoulPancake one of the “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Video.” Their mission is to spread joy and celebrate the human experience by producing and curating uplifting, thought-provoking content that is distributed on television, online, at live events, and through branded engagements. Talk about an inspirational intention. In a world where media can be incredibly negative SoulPancake is a breath of fresh air and Shabnam is at the heart of it.
If you haven’t heard of SoulPancake - check out their YouTube channel. They explore topics like joy and gratitude and what really makes us happy. I sometimes binge watch their videos if I’m in a bad mood and I instantly feel better. Check out the links to my favorites below.
In today’s show we explore:
What you’ll hear in this episode:
www.soulpancake.com (Find them on social media platforms and find Shabnam on Twitter (@Shabster)
SoulPancake VIDEO: An experiment in Gratitude
SoulPancake VIDEO: How to Connect with Anyone
SoulPancake VIDEO: A Pep talk from Kid President to you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o
SoulPancake VIDEO: My Last Days: Zach - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo
VIDEO: Brene Brown TED talk on Vulnerability - https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en
VIDEO: Brene Brown TED talk on Shame - https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame?language=en
BOOK: Creativity, INC. Ed Catmull https://www.amazon.co.uk/Creativity-Inc-Overcoming-Unseen-Inspiration/dp/0593070097
Welcome! Do you need help managing your time and being more productive? Is your life—and your brain—cluttered with a zillion items on your “to-do” list? I have the answer for you! Join me and meet David Allen, a consultant and the author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. His clearly defined methodology holds answers for you in managing your life’s work, from the personal to the professional.
David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. Forbes named him one of the top 5 executive coaches in the US and Fast Company Magazine named him one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity.
David’s internationally bestselling book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” has attracted a massive following of devoted fans who swear by his technique.
The “Getting Things Done” methodology, also know as GTD, has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated and relaxed. Time Magazine proclaimed “Getting Things Done” to be ‘the definitive business self-help book of the decade.’
But this technique isn’t just for work - it’s a proven path for getting in control of your life.
In today’s show we discuss all things PRODUCTIVITY.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Howard is a progressive pastor, and while the primary spiritual text he uses is the Bible and the primary example he follows is Jesus, he embraces all religions and wants to use any aspect of religion to deepen a person’s spiritual understanding. In this episode, Howard and I talk about so many important questions surrounding spirituality. I’ll tell you right now, some of Howard’s answers will surprise you. It’s not often you talk to a Christian Pastor who is so open to other points of view. I think this will be a refreshing conversation!
In this episode, Howard also shares:
Connect with Howard: