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Jul 27, 2016
Our guest today is Integrative body psychotherapist Beth Bardovi.
First off, Integrative Body Psychotherapy, or IBP, is a type of psychotherapy that recognizes and treats the physical, psychological, and spiritual nature of a human being. It is based on the premise that the body, mind, and spirit are not separate, but rather integrated parts of a whole person. Unlike other modalities, IBP puts a strong emphasis on breath and body work to promote mindfulness and alleviate depression and anxiety. 
Beth is the Director of the IBP Central Institute, Los Angeles and the Executive Director of IBP Italy. And has been in private practice for over 30 years in Santa Monica. She is a wise soul.
So today, Beth helps us learn more about where our fears come from and how we can begin to heal these wounds so we can lead a more authentic and fulfilling life.

relationship with your authentic self. Let’s get started!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Your Core Self: the essence of who you are
  • Being disconnected from authenticity—Why does it happen?
  • Parents and young children: the energy connection
  • Children disconnect if parents aren’t available
  • The range of Abandonment to Inundation: too much or not enough?
  • The crucial time is the pre-verbal development
  • The difference between IBP and Talk Therapy
  • Become aware of holding patterns
  • Different breathing for different purposes
  • Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic nervous systems
  • For older kids, it’s attaching beliefs to feelings
  • Character-style defense mechanisms
  • Signs of fear of abandonment
  • Signs of fear of inundation
  • Find a balance in the middle
  • Agency toward others—it’s about the intention we bring
  • Crippling feelings
  • Active agency vs. loving
  • Triggers: How do we identify them?
  • Triggered and fragmented: the same, similar, or familiar feelings
  • Expecting perfection? Impossible!
  • Perceptions are everything
  • New triggered reactions to our oldest injuries
  • Steps to dismantling
  • Connecting body, understanding, and emotions
  • The repair process
  • Wired for survival: capable of change?
  • Living authentically is a GIFT
  • It all starts with breath
  • Beth’s daily spiritual practices
  • Beth’s advice and wisdom for herself 20 years ago? “Most things are not really a crisis. Take the time and not just get from A to B.”
  • What has Beth learned about what we’re all looking for? “We’re all looking to be understood and to feel understood.”
  • What is the meaning of life—why are we here on this planet? “It’s all about love. I learned this when my mom was dying. Find the love.”

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at



Jul 14, 2016

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:


Jul 1, 2016

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:

  • Positive psychology & the science of happiness 
  • The power of vulnerability
  • How to fall in love with anyone
  • Why you need to put your phone away 
  • The imposter syndrome 
  • How she inspires creativity in her staff 
  • And much much more


What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Shabnam left an unfulfilling career in journalism in Washington, DC to partner with Soul Pancake
  • Shabnam discusses a few feature programs: The Science of Happiness, The Gratitude Project, My Last Days
  • The value of gratitude lists, breathing exercises, and restorative relationships
  • How SoulPancake inspires creativity in their workplace
  • What does mindfulness mean?
  • Why are we here? “To be of service to others, in big or small ways.”
  • Balance: the key to accepting the duality of our own insignificance and the desire to be impactful

Resources:  (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


SoulPancake VIDEO: My Last Days: Zach -


VIDEO: Brene Brown TED talk on Vulnerability -


VIDEO: Brene Brown TED talk on Shame -


BOOK: Creativity, INC. Ed Catmull


BOOK: Pride & Prejudice