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Episode 39: About time and the Mayan calendar, with Omboy Rome

We’re living in a new time. And that calls for a conversation about time. Meet Omboy Rome: cosmic hip hop artist, sound healer, and practitioner of the Mayan Dreamspell (the Mayan calendar). In this galactic conversation, Rome and I discuss how this difficult moment in our history can actually be a portal to live and inhabit time differently. Plus you’ll get to hear some of Rome’s music too (it's so good y'all).

Now is the moment to cultivate stillness, acceptance, and...

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Episode 38: About acceptance, with Elissa

What about this moment do you think needs to be different? My guess is that there’s a lot you would change about your life and the world right now. But remember what the Buddha said… resisting reality only leads to suffering. This month’s theme on the podcast is acceptance, and in today’s solo episode we’ll explore why being able to accept the circumstances of our lives is a spiritual act. I’ll share how to stop wasting your energy trying not to feel the...

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Episode 37: About technology as a tool for growth, with Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey is a software engineer with a penchant for self-improvement. A few years ago our paths crossed, and I shared an early version of the How To Speak Your Truth process with him. Like any good geek, Jack decided he would create a tool to help him remember to use the process. So he built a text-based app, and a few weeks later I cried over my sushi when he showed it to me. In this episode, Jack and I discuss why it may be weird - but it’s actually super practical - to pay...

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Episode 36: About the coronavirus pandemic, with Sara Dahan

Across the world, people are quarantined in their homes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In an unprecedented moment like this, it’s crucial that we give ourselves the opportunity to understand and express our truth. Today, I welcome Sara Dahan onto the How To Speak Your Truth podcast. Sara is a trained epidemiologist and an expert in public health, community, and loneliness. (Talk about a person designed to help us in this moment!) In this episode, Sara explains how we can...

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Episode 35: About the spring equinox, with Virginia Rosenberg

Thank goodness it’s time to have our resident astrologer Virginia Rosenberg back on the podcast. We are living in unprecedented times, and now more than ever we can gain support from our awareness of the planets and the stars. In this episode, Virginia explains the movements currently happening in the sky, and how we can interpret the meaning and significance of the coronavirus pandemic. I feel such comfort hearing the wisdom that Virginia shares, and only feel more strongly about the...

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Episode 34: About awareness, with Elissa

In the 1970’s, a man named Noel Burch was working at a company called Gordon Training International teaching something called “The Four Stages of Competence.” He created this innovative model to describe how humans learn new things, and over the years psychologists and many others have continued to share it. When I was first introduced to it a decade ago, it completely blew my mind. What I love about it most is that we learn that the first step to changing anything is...

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Episode 33: About yielding, with Elissa

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my life is the importance of giving myself the space and permission to rest. After all, I was (and we are) taught to glorify hard work and busy-ness. But if we want to live a life that is in alignment with our truth, the most spiritual thing we can do is rest when we need to. In this solo episode, I’ll introduce a concept called yielding and share exercises to help you embody it. Yielding - which, is a term from Body-Mind Centering - is a...

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Episode 32: About expressing your spirit, with Lotus Sky

My friend Lotus Sky is a musical channel and shamanic guide who helps people access and share their voices. In the year that we’ve known each other, Lotus Sky and I have bonded over our shared desire to support others in their free expression, but we’ve also opened up to each other about our own personal vocal struggles. So as we continue to discuss growth and our voices on the podcast this month, it was a no-brainer to have Lotus Sky come on and share her story. You’ll hear...

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Episode 31: About having a healthy voice, with Dr. Reena Gupta

Dr. Reena Gupta is a laryngologist, meaning that she’s an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor who specializes in the care of the professional voice. What makes her unique among her colleagues is that she combines her western medical training with a holistic and integrative approach to vocal health. Now, as she’s going through a major period of growth and opening up her own practice, Dr. Gupta shares about both the science and art of the voice. Prepare to have your limiting beliefs busted...

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Episode 30: About reclaiming your voice, with Melanie Tapson

When Melanie Tapson started experiencing vocal challenges as a young performer, no doctor or specialist could explain to her what was going on. It took a decade before someone finally gave her the answer, and that was: it’s just tension. Now, as a speech-language pathologist specializing in voice care - and, lucky for me, as the resident speech pathologist in my Release Your Voice course! - Melanie helps her clients understand and move through their voice challenges. In this episode,...

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