Category Archives: Podcast

CSP #14: Live Awake with Sarah Blondin

Busy pursuing a career in Acting in Vancouver, life took a massive turn when Sarah became pregnant with her first son. Her spirit called her- rather forced- her into nature. Upon submersion into solitude and the quiet country life she discovered her authentic writing voice and began creating the podcast series ‘Live Awake’ (August 2015-current). Her teachings and meditations have been requested for use in prisons in the United States as well as recovery and wellness programs, and have been translated into several different languages. She has since given birth to her second son and attributes much of her creativity and insights to becoming and being mother.

 

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CSP #13: Interview with Lucky Girl Deb Talan of the Weepies

Make music with the love of your life. (The Weepies) Sell a million records. Tour the world. Have 3 kids. Get Stage 3 breast cancer. Survive. Now what?

“I had to make this record, for me,” says Deb Talan, best known as the girl from the folk pop duo The Weepies. “Marriage, children, being in a band – if you do any of that, at some point you start to wonder what part is still you. And then I got cancer, with a brutal treatment and surgery, and then full recovery. And as lucky as I am with all of that, I just felt lost. This project has been a way to reclaim a part of myself.”

The 13 gorgeous songs that make up Deb Talan’s new record LUCKY GIRL, released this year on Nettwerk Records, are an exploration featuring Deb’s pop sensibility, her signature confessional writing, and of course her unmistakable voice.

Show notes:

The Weepies – one of my favorite albums.

The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck we mention during the interview.

Deb’s brand new album -Lucky Girl

 

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CSP #12: Listening to our hungers with Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole is a certified life coach, celebrated teacher, and women’s empowerment expert. She has spent ten years guiding women to identify, understand and feed their truest hungers – at and away from the table. As an eating disorder survivor herself, Rachel speaks with great wisdom, sensitivity, and authority about what it takes to live as a well-fed woman in the modern world. She has traveled across the United States and internationally speaking and teaching to sold-out gatherings of women on how they too can find ease and fulfillment in their lives simply by honoring their own hungers. Rachel holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Health Education and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

You can find her at RachelwCole.com and get info about her incredible program Feast.

 

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CSP #11: Law of Attraction with Laurel Bleadon-Maffei

Laurel Bleadon-Maffei is a Spiritual Teacher and Mentor who specializes in helping people connect with their divine team of angels and guides. Laurel brings a grounded vibe to the business of “woo” and loves to encourage her clients and audience to shine their light, share their gifts and walk the earth with love. Each week her inspirational messages are read by hundreds of thousands of people on her Illuminating Souls Facebook page.

Find out more about Laurel on her web site: Illuminating Souls

 

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CSP #10: The Wild Edge of Sorrow with Francis Weller

Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. The core of his work is creating pathways to reclaiming our indigenous soul, what psychologist Carl Jung called the “unforgotten wisdom” that resides in the heart of the psyche. To further this work, he founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from traditional cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western cultures.

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CSP #9: Urban Curiosity with Clare Barry

Clare Barry is a writer from London. She writes about creativity and human connection in a digital world and London in the real one. She is the founder of Urban Curiosity – a creativity and wellness company that helps busy people slow down through retreats, events and e-courses. She leads Reviving Retreats all over Europe and Urban Curiosity Walkshops in her hometown; these two-hour sessions are are part digital detox, part creativity class – on foot. 

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CSP #8: The Five Invitations with Frank Ostaseski

An internationally respected Buddhist teacher, Frank Ostaseski is the visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and Metta Institute. He has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. He has trained countless clinicians and caregivers in the art of mindful and compassionate care. In The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, he distills the lessons gleaned over decades of selfless service offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation.

The Five Invitations:

  • Don’t Wait
  • Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing
  • Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience
  • Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things
  • Cultivate Don’t Know Mind

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully are mutually supportive principles, permeated with love that are reliable guides for being with dying. And, as it turns out, they have a relevance for all of us in living a life of integrity, meaning and purpose. They can be understood as best practices for anyone navigating a life transition, coping with loss or serious illness or a personal crisis. They guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to show about waking up fully to our lives.

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CSP #7: Secret missions of kindness with Kelly Rae Roberts

Listen in as Kelly Rae Roberts and I talk about secret missions of kindness… and the ways that creativity, intention and kindness intersect.

Kelly Rae Roberts is an author, an artist and a possibilitarian. You can find her gorgeous art prints, her book and so much more inspiration on her website. 

Show Notes:

Lovebomb: The retreat we mention at the beginning of the episode.
A powerful ritual from one of our Lovebomb retreats.

AND… if you get inspired by the conversation and want to join in the Make Your Own Magic e-course, you are more than welcome!

 

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CSP #6: A tribute to Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Make the most of your time here.


You likely saw her piece in the NYtimes Modern Love this week entitled You May Want to Marry My Husband. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful and if you haven’t read it, please do so that you can have this window into her gorgeous heart.

This is an interview I recorded about 10 years ago, when I thought I had all the time in the world to continue to get to know Amy and celebrate her work. It is with great love and admiration that I bring you this little time capsule of an episode. It is one tiny thing I can do to honor her magic!


Amy Krouse Rosenthal
is a person who likes to make things. She is a contributor to the TED conference and NPR. Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, Yes Day, The OK Book, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Wumbers.

As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade.  A guided journal based on this book was recently released, titled Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A-Z.  Some of her other bestselling guided journals include The Belly Book, The Bride-to-be-Book, My Birthday Book and The Big Sibling Book.

Her viral videos include The Beckoning of Lovely, The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and Life is a Marathon.

Notes:

Amy’s website

You May Want to Marry My Husband by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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CSP #5: SARK on Deeply Grieving and Wildly Living

So excited and moved to bring you the newest episode of the podcast! The interview is with my longtime friend and mentor SARK… It’s a vulnerable and poignant conversation about grief, love, the afterlife and even dating again after loss.

It’s juicy. And if you know SARK, you know that’s just how she rolls.

It’s my honor to bring you this episode.

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is a bestselling author and artist. Her books have sold over two million copies. She is the founder and creative fountain of Planet SARK, a thriving business that creates fabulous products and services to support empowered living. She lives gladly in San Francisco.

Notes:

Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often by SARK and Dr. John Waddell

Magical story of how I met SARK.

Second Firsts: Christina Rasmussen

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