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Human Connection Specialist and Create the Love founder Mark Groves hosts the world’s brightest thought-leaders, spiritual luminaries, authors and health and wellness experts to discuss the good, bad, messy and beautiful parts of the human experience.

Mark Groves Podcast Mark Groves

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

Human Connection Specialist and Create the Love founder Mark Groves hosts the world’s brightest thought-leaders, spiritual luminaries, authors and health and wellness experts to discuss the good, bad, messy and beautiful parts of the human experience.

    Healing the Political Divide with Marianne Williamson

    Healing the Political Divide with Marianne Williamson

    Themes: Politics, Spirituality, Health, Transformation, Self-Love, Unity

    Summary: 

    Join me for a thought-provoking discussion with bestselling author, political activist and spiritual thought leader, Marianne Williamson. For more than three decades, Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers, and ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. In this episode we discuss self-love, spirituality and our best shot at healing the divide we are experiencing in society right now. 

    Discover:


    How love and healing our own shadows first can help heal the political divide we are experiencing now in the world
    Non-violence political resistance and why it’s one of the most effective ways to spark political change
    The best way to start your day if you want to be your best self, live in integrity and radiate positive energy (hint: it’s not scrolling the gram)
    Taking control of how you show up in the world through a commitment to spiritual exercises and rituals
    Why mindfulness and meditation are crucial for effecting social change

    00:00 Intro

    00:43 Healing the divide

    03:59 The government is gaslighting the people

    06:44 Looking at ourselves first

    08:58 Non-violent politics

    13:08 We are meant to collaborate

    16:21 Social media, individualism and narcissism 

    20:43 Impulse control

    22:41 Living a more integrous life

    28:52 Do this first thing in the morning

    35:46 God and religion

    43:03 Being committed to difference

    46:42 Why are we scared of unity?

    49:29 The urgent invitation to awakening

    53:41 You don’t need the majority

    55:48 The purpose of relationships

    Links:


    Website | marianne.com
    Twitter | @marwilliamson
    Instagram | @mariannewilliamson
    Substack | mariannewilliamson.substack.com

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    • 59 min
    It’s Happening Right Here with Tim Ballard

    It’s Happening Right Here with Tim Ballard

    Trigger Warning: This episode may be emotionally challenging and contains discussions of child trafficking and exploitation. Listener discretion is advised.

    Themes: Child & Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation, Pornography, Sex Education, Online Grooming

    Summary: 

    You probably know by now that I’m all about having difficult yet necessary conversations, and this episode with Tim Ballard is no exception. Tim is an anti-human trafficking activist, author, and the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad. His work has both inspired me and made me feel incredibly naive about what goes on under our noses in most communities across the country and the world.

    Tim spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security, where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and was deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. He has worked every type of case imaginable in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings, both in the United States and in multiple foreign countries. He has successfully dismantled dozens of these organizations and rescued children from slavery and exploitation.

    While working for the government, Tim saw how much more needed to be done in the fight against child trafficking and exploitation across the world. In 2013, Tim and a team of former government operatives left the security of their careers to go about the work of rescuing children as a private foundation - Operation Underground Railroad. At O.U.R., Tim envisioned a team that could work in any jurisdiction and work with law enforcement to rescue children directly. That team exists today all over the world.

    Discover:


    The shocking number of human trafficking victims in the US each year and how much money this horrific industry is worth
    Real life stories and tactics of how children & teens are being lured into trafficking and being exploited right here in developed countries and good homes
    Why most people are afraid to take action or learn the truth about this industry
    The number one thing you can do to help protect children 
    The impacts of porn on the brain and how an over-sexualized society is a key factor in child exploitation and trafficking

    00:00 Intro

    01:46 The effects of the pandemic on child abuse

    03:44 Child trafficking

    12:38 Educational grooming

    15:14 Sex education

    20:00 Teenagers should be able to talk with professionals

    24:43 How does human trafficking commonly happen?

    31:16 Greatest challenge in fighting the issue

    34:19 Not wanting to know the truth

    37:21 How you can protect the children

    38:43 Is it happening everywhere?

    40:28 Impact of pornography

    Links:


    Website | ourrescue.org
    Facebook | @OURrescue
    Twitter | @ourrescue
    Instagram | @ourrescue         
    TikTok | @ourrescue
    Youtube | @ourrescue
    Documentary | Operation Toussaint
    Fight the New Drug | fightthenewdrug.org

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    • 49 min
    Live Your Truth with Dr. Martha Beck

    Live Your Truth with Dr. Martha Beck

    Themes: Integrity, Truth, Alignment, Religion, Liberation, People Pleasing, Authority

    Summary: 

    It is my great honor to welcome Dr. Martha Beck, New York Times bestselling author, life coach, and speaker to the podcast this week. Her newest book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller and felt like a journey home for me — one of those books where I found myself yelling “EFF YES!” out loud while reading. You know the kind.

    Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.” She is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for her unique combination of science, humor, and spirituality. In this episode we cover navigating the internal split when you’re out of alignment or integrity and the magic that awaits when you have the courage to walk your truth — away from your socialization and towards the call of your soul.

    Discover:


    Why choosing and being in harmony with yourself is the key to a joyful and meaningful life
    Staying true to yourself despite other people’s opinions and expectations
    Navigating the internal split when out of integrity and having the courage to answer the call of your soul
    Suffering as the key to liberation
    How flipping your negative thoughts can give you peace of mind

    00:00 Intro

    01:24 Journey to getting her integrity back

    06:48 Gaining authority over your own life

    08:34 Psychic experiences

    14:31 Coming home to your truth

    18:39 Meditation for liberation

    21:24 Questioning systems

    24:31 The internal split

    29:06 Going back to your true self

    33:01 Flipping your negative thoughts

    35:48 Integrity is contagious

    42:05 Following your internal compass

    44:34 Fear is the greatest challenge

    47:10 The left hemisphere of our brain

    50:05 The living dead

    51:52 Returning to the right side of the brain

    Links:


    Watch this episode on Youtube
    Website | marthabeck.com
    Instagram | @themarthabeck
    Book | The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self by Martha Beck
    Book | Leaving the Saints by Martha Beck
    Episode with Byron Katie, listen to it here!

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    • 54 min
    What's Soil Health and How It's Affecting You with Rob Herring

    What's Soil Health and How It's Affecting You with Rob Herring

    Themes: Health, Sustainability, Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, Nutrition, Food Systems

    Summary:

    Is Glyphosate really that bad? Does buying local produce actually make a difference? Why should we care about soil — it’s just dirt, right? WRONG! So pumped to bring you this conversation with environmental filmmaker, citizen journalist, and musical activist, Rob Herring. Rob is the director and producer of the award-winning film The Need to GROW, which explores the opportunity we have to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of earth. Join us for a fascinating chat on the importance of restoring our connection to nature, rethinking our food system and regenerating our most precious natural resource: soil. 

    Discover:


    Why using the herbicide Glyphosate has become common-practice for farmers around the world and its detrimental effects on our soil, food and health
    Why soil biodiversity is so freaking important and why we should care as consumers
    What regenerative agriculture is and why it’s the key to a healthy planet and people
    The simplest and most powerful steps you can take to mitigate the effects of destructive/conventional agricultural practices on your health and that of the environment
    The health benefits of gardening, getting your hands dirty and eating fresh food

    00:00 Intro

    00:36 The Need to GROW

    08:07 Why destructive agriculture is the norm

    23:42 How you can help

    31:15 Connecting with nature and the positive health effects

    40:17 The environmental cost of corruption

    48:56 What could happen if we let nature regenerate

    52:03 Returning to nature 

    Links:


    Watch this episode on Youtube 
    Watch The Need to GROW for free here!
    Farmacy of Light | farmacyoflight.com
    Earth Conscious Life | EarthConsciousLife.org
    Tip News | Tip.News
    Make Soil | makesoil.org
    This Is Your Brain on Food by Dr Uma Naidoo
    The Biggest Little Farm Documentary

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Hopeful Vision for Humanity with Dr. Zach Bush

    A Hopeful Vision for Humanity with Dr. Zach Bush

    Themes: Consumerism, Humanity, Biodiversity, Health, Sustainability, Natural Law, the Microbiome

    Summary:

    Dr. Zach Bush is back for the third time for a deep dive into the health and future of both humanity and our planet. Zach is a renowned, multi-disciplinary physician of internal medicine, endocrinology, and hospice care and is an internationally recognized educator on the microbiome as it relates to human health, soil health, food systems, and a regenerative future.

    In this episode, we dive into the planet's vulnerability and how it’s demanding a massive change in our current systems. We also explore the responsibility we all have to reimagine humanity as a system of coherence with nature instead of fighting against natural law. 

    Discover:


    Why the world is in a state of tumultuous transformation and what is possible for humanity and the earth if we’re able to develop a cohesive vision for the future
    How over time, humanity has shifted from a mindset of sharing, reverence and abundance to one of ownership, extraction and competition, and the negative consequences this is having on planet earth
    The importance of diversity on ALL levels, from bacteria to crops to thoughts and opinions
    Natural law and how we can use nature’s ancient wisdom as a template for a new, more coherent human society

    00:00 Intro

    00:43 Consumerism & outsourcing everything

    4:30 The future of humanity

    08:29 As above, so below

    17:15 Diversity vs. monoculture

    24:00 Cancel culture

    25:25 The control of information to reduce panic

    31:52 Natural law

    40:17 Being afraid of change

    54:04 Gut health & ION*

    Links:


    Watch this episode on Youtube
    Zach’s Website | zachbushmd.com 
    Natural Law | naturallawandgov.org
    Journey of Intrinsic Health | journeyofintrinsichealth.com
    Farmer’s Footprint | farmersfootprint.us
    Instagram | @zachbushmd
    Zach’s First Episode | Regenerating Health with Dr. Zach Bush
    Zach’s Second Episode | Engineering Our Future with Dr. Zach Bush

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Say YES to Yourself — Solo Episode

    Say YES to Yourself — Solo Episode

    Themes: Alignment, Authenticity, Transformation, Self-Love, Values

    Summary:

    Feel like there’s something more to life? Like you’re not quite reaching your potential? Perhaps you want a more fulfilling career, a better relationship, to heal your relationship with money, your body, social media, or your family. Whatever it may be, this split — the space between what you say you want, who you say you are and who you’re actually being and what you’re choosing — is one of the most significant sources of our pain, our addictions, and our emotional, mental, and physical health issues. I know this firsthand.

    Join me as I explore how to merge the gap between where you are now and what is possible for your life. Will you move toward your soul’s calling? Can you say yes to yourself? Can you claim your potential? Consider this your invitation.

    Discover:


    The wisdom of negative emotions and why life shouldn’t always feel good
    The difference between orienting your life around what your soul desires vs. your wounds, around expansion instead of defensiveness
    How to decide what to do when you don’t know what to do
    What happens when you commit to honouring yourself

    00:00 Intro

    00:26 The universe has your back

    01:09 Life isn’t about feeling good all the time

    02:08 The space between what you have and what you want

    04:33 Orienting to your soul, not your wounds

    09:26 Words don’t teach; actions do

    12:41 Be mindful of your choices

    13:15 You’re weird, but all the best people are

    15:01 Stepping away can also be healing

    17:03 When you stop running from who you are

    18:30 Learning to say yes to yourself

    Links:


    Watch this episode on Youtube 
    Join me on Mine’d!
    Sign up for my newsletter here
    Instagram | @createthelove
    Facebook | @createthelove

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    • 19 min

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Say YES to yourself - Solo Episode

So so good! On repeat. So many nuggets in there! Thank you Mark ❤️ solo epi fan fave 🙏

.owl. ,

I love you, Mark

A friend shared this podcast with me after a break-up that left me feeling empty with no sense of self. Mark has been the shining light and support as I’ve embarked on my journey toward self-love and healing. I 100% recommend this Podcast to any human and feel everyone should listen to it. I will love Mark forever for the gifts he has given me, which permeates to all the people in my life - including my 4 year old son. Thank you, truly.

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Inspiration

Mark has a down to earth calmness that helps you listen and really get drawn in to every episode.

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