144 episodes

Long time friends Vanessa Scotto and Brooke Thomas are having conversations about being spiritual practitioners in the modern world. How do you find sacredness in today's materialistic society? Is there a place for psychology in the realm of spirituality? Can embodied meditation lead to greater evolution? How do we ultimately embrace more aliveness- all the beauty and crazy, the joys and messes, the bliss and the grit that is a human life? Join us as we feel our way through the path by integrating somatic practices, psychology, spirituality, and transformation through meditation.

Bliss and Grit Vanessa Scotto and Brooke Thomas

    • Mental Health

Long time friends Vanessa Scotto and Brooke Thomas are having conversations about being spiritual practitioners in the modern world. How do you find sacredness in today's materialistic society? Is there a place for psychology in the realm of spirituality? Can embodied meditation lead to greater evolution? How do we ultimately embrace more aliveness- all the beauty and crazy, the joys and messes, the bliss and the grit that is a human life? Join us as we feel our way through the path by integrating somatic practices, psychology, spirituality, and transformation through meditation.

    Ep 148: Healing the Lineage

    Ep 148: Healing the Lineage

    Today we are discussing healing that is not a part of our individual histories, but instead is carried in us- in our very dna- from our ancestors. It might seem like a not-so-cheery New Year's Eve episode, but actually we find this point of view to be surprisingly relieving.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 147: From Codependence to Interdependence

    Ep 147: From Codependence to Interdependence

    Co-dependency has been such a big pattern for both of us that we’re back again deepening our conversation on the differences between co-dependency and interdependency.

    • 44 min
    Ep 146: The Deep Heart with John Prendergast

    Ep 146: The Deep Heart with John Prendergast

    Today we are speaking with our special guest John Prendergast. This is our second time speaking with him to our great delight. John beautifully integrates the awakening path with psychotherapy. He is a licensed Therapist,and a former adjunct professor of psychology at CIIS.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 145: When Change Comes to Something You Love

    Ep 145: When Change Comes to Something You Love

    This episode contains upcoming changes to the format of Bliss + Grit. Please tune in to stay up to date.

    • 56 min
    Ep 144: Or Maybe You're Perceiving Something Accurately?

    Ep 144: Or Maybe You're Perceiving Something Accurately?

    Today we are talking about how ingrained the impulse can be to always automatically look at “What is it about me? What am I doing wrong? What do I need to heal? What’s wrong with me that I am... being judgy, feeling angry, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted?”

    • 45 min
    Ep 143: Ideas About Awakening

    Ep 143: Ideas About Awakening

    We have talked about spiritual teacher misconduct before from the point of view of what to be wary of and how to choose an integrity teacher(s). In today's episode, as more allegations come forward about yet more spiritual teachers, we're talking about it from the point of view of how mythologies surrounding what awakening is can get things into troublesome territory.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

kristin km13 ,

Insightful, funny and wise!

I have been listening to Bliss & Grit for about 1.5 years now. So much of what they offer resonates with me. I never miss an episode and some I listen to twice. Vanessa and Brooke are authentic, humble and so wise. These two souls, and the wonderful souls they interview, are brilliant guiding lights on the path. Much gratitude!

Melody Walford ,

So grateful!

This podcast has been an true anchor point for me. Whenever my well feels dry I go to the juicy waters of bliss and grit. Knowing that you two magnificent souls are out there doing this powerful work helps me to not feel like I am walking this windy road solo. What has been really helpful lately is having the inner conversation that Brooke describes so potently “I am the type of person that...” this simple tool which at first felt awkward is assisting my nervous system in recognizing that I am an integrated being. I am so appreciative of you both sharing your experience with us all! Thank you Melody

Beth Martens ,

A sincere take on spirituality

I'm loving this podcas, it's a very sincere take on spirituality, no BS, and no 'woo woo'. Just real people and their lives sharing how they got to the other side of their challenges. Thank you Brooke and Vanessa for following your callings!

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