School Your Soul || Personal growth | Inspiration | Be your best self | Happiness

An inspirational podcast where host Sarah Cordial interviews thought leaders from around the world on life’s big questions - exploring ideas that nourish your mind, body and spirit. Grow. Thrive. Be your best self.
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Aug 30, 2016
Today we’re talking about the incredible influence that we have to shape our brains, and even our genes! Did you know that the lifestyle choices that we make can actually optimize how our genes and brains behave, allowing us to reach a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago. 
Our guest is Harvard Neuroscientist Dr. Rudy Tanzi.
Dr. Tanzi is a professor of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the genetics and aging research unit at Mass General Hospital. He is one of the world's foremost experts on the causes of Alzheimer’s. and was name to TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Dr Tanzi collaborated with physician and mind-body expert Deepak Chopra and co-authored two books - Super Brain and Super Genes, both of which absolutely blew open my mind!
Their first book, Super Brain, is a manual for relating to our brain in a new way. It shows us how to use our brain as a gateway for achieving health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
And then in their follow up Super Genes - they say that our experiences actually sculpt our genes! Crazy, right?!
They say, you will always have the genes you were born with, but genes are dynamic, responding to everything we think, say, and do. So, we are the user and controller of our genes, the author of our biological story. And our everyday lifestyle and habits, whether good or bad, are changing our gene activity.  
Chopra and Tanzi propose, that through a person’s increased self-awareness and conscious intention, the brain and genes can be taught to reach far beyond their present limitations. They say the brain and genes are capable of incredible healing and constant reshaping. And Through a new relationship with both you can achieve, what they call, radical well-being. 

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

Aug 22, 2016

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:

  • Why suffering is an unavoidable part of our experience? And how can we survive and even transcend it?
  • Why it’s important to be fully available to our suffering, as opposed to suppressing it or numbing it?
  • What the role of forgiveness and love is in freeing us from our pain
  • How we can proactively cultivate happiness
  • The power of forgiveness
  • The wisest question you can ask yourself when you are deeply sad
  • and so much more.


In today’s show we explore:

  • Why suffering is a normal part of our human experience
  • The effects of the numbing of our pain
  • The medicalizing of human despair—the multi-million dollar business
  • Why we don’t need pills when we really need to “do the work”
  • The huge black wave of her depression that was unavoidable
  • Lessons learned in a failed political campaign
  • The power of surrendering to a higher power in suffering
  • How to pro-actively cultivate happiness
  • The importance of DOING for others
  • Grief: the psyche’s “immune system”
  • Forgiveness of self and others
  • Meditation to quiet the voice of ego
  • Relationships: where we come to heal
  • Taking responsibility for our speech
  • Buddhist principles -SAY the right thing; DO the right thing

Connect with Marianne and Resources from the Episode:

Book: Tears to Triumph

A Course in Miracles

Watch Marianne’s Free Livestream Lectures on Wednesdays

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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