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Psychotherapist, Author & Architect of A-ha Moments; Dorothy Ratusny brings you the culmination of decades of innovation in service of personal development, spirituality and whole being healing. A genre-bending exploration of the landscape of this sacred journey each of us are on. Topics include: psychology, personal development, spirituality and mindfulness, Sharing true life stories from those who have overcome, broken through and found liberation, self-healing and love through unlocking possibility, potential, purpose and peace on the path to awakening authentic power.Part mindfulness meditation, part spoken word inspiration combined with real life client stories – documenting the a-ha moments that showcase the power of the human spirit. Curated wisdom on timely and relevant social and personal development issues, with reflective prompts to guide you on your journey of living your best life.With each episode we explore the path of self-awareness, healing and empowerment; in a way that is both motivational and insightful; delivered in a Client/Therapist narrative format.

The Wisdom Podcast with Dorothy Ratusny The Wisdom Podcast

    • Mental Health
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Psychotherapist, Author & Architect of A-ha Moments; Dorothy Ratusny brings you the culmination of decades of innovation in service of personal development, spirituality and whole being healing. A genre-bending exploration of the landscape of this sacred journey each of us are on. Topics include: psychology, personal development, spirituality and mindfulness, Sharing true life stories from those who have overcome, broken through and found liberation, self-healing and love through unlocking possibility, potential, purpose and peace on the path to awakening authentic power.Part mindfulness meditation, part spoken word inspiration combined with real life client stories – documenting the a-ha moments that showcase the power of the human spirit. Curated wisdom on timely and relevant social and personal development issues, with reflective prompts to guide you on your journey of living your best life.With each episode we explore the path of self-awareness, healing and empowerment; in a way that is both motivational and insightful; delivered in a Client/Therapist narrative format.

    'Unleash Yourself' | The WISDOM podcast | Season 2 Episode 11 | with Dorothy Ratusny

    'Unleash Yourself' | The WISDOM podcast | Season 2 Episode 11 | with Dorothy Ratusny

      Unleash YourselfSeason 2 Episode 11 of The WISDOM podcastwith Dorothy RatusnyIt is most fitting at this time to share this - this prose.  It was written two years to the day that I am recording.  It fits beautifully with what we are all called to do at this time; to awaken our senses; to step into a greater consciousness that we might uphold for every decision, every action, every thought that we hold.  It is each one of us that chooses whether we will live from our heart and with this to embrace all of our perfect nature; to rise up; to meet our self in this perfect state as pureness of thought, without the conditions that we have once placed onto our self and with using our free will to always choose from our heart, of what is right and true - to live a bountiful and beautiful heaven on earth, here and now.For wherever you are on your path at this time and as you continue to uphold the most sacred values; let this message inspire your journey, now and always... Namaste!   TRUTH SERUM:  Unleashing is the allowing of freedom; to express yourself through creativity, love, kindness, compassion; to not hold yourself back.A-HA MOMENTS:  Embrace the power you hold within; go into this power - this truth - this security - this comfort; it exists within you; find it as love, find it as inner strength, find it in the deliberate calling of your nature - what you are.  When we make time to embrace our inner being we feel comforted in the knowledge that we are not alone; that we are never without knowledge and true wisdom that guides us in every moment.  Unleash this knowledge, this inner knowing as you fill yourself - your heart - your being - with this beautiful truth.PRACTICAL WISDOM:  Follow the inner yearning of your soul - unleash your truth - be inspired by what you find and step forward into this.  this is your life's path unfolding; be on it - enjoy it - trust it wholly.    *If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me.  You can find me at: dorothyratusny.com. Find all Episodes here: https://www.dorothyratusny.com/wisdompodcast/Love in your inbox? Subscribe to Dorothy's weekly WISDOM Notes here: Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuviaAccompanying Music: Eternell 'Imagined Distances'A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, Pavel Kirpikau for your incredible help! https://platosound.com/

    • 11 min
    Escaping Abuse: Why We Stay; How To Leave For Good; 4 Strategies to End The Cycle | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E10

    Escaping Abuse: Why We Stay; How To Leave For Good; 4 Strategies to End The Cycle | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E10

     Escaping Abuse: Why We Stay; How To Leave For Good; 4 Strategies to End The Cycle Season 2 Episode 10 of The WISDOM podcastwith Dorothy Ratusny  TIMESTAMPS:Podcast Intro:  0-1:32  |  Definition of Abuse: 1:34 |  Episode highlights including my client 'Beth' and the 4 Strategies You Need to Know to Help You Leave An Abusive Relationship:  1:55  | Why We Stay: 3:11  |  The Real Life Client Story of 'Beth': 12:13  | How Does Someone Find Themselves in An Abusive Relationship?  24:36  |  What Self-Worth Is:  28:29  |  The Four Best Strategies to Help You Leave and Also, Keep You Out of an Abusive Relationship:  33:30  |  Final Guidance and Words of WIsdom: 47:35  |  Podcast Outro: 50:22    In this episode I want to remind you of the power that you hold to choose for yourself the right and best relationship, and how you can stay clear of relationships that are damaging and abusive.I also wish to illustrate how living with abuse, perpetuates a cycle of dependency and the eradicating of one's self-worth and sense of self; and I will share the story of my client 'Beth', and the four strategies to prevent you from finding yourself in an abusive relationship and enable you to leave.TRUTH SERUM:  There are many forms of abuse. Abuse is, by definition, the mistreatment of another; whether intentional or as a facet of one's consistent actions that one may not be self-aware of.A-HA MOMENTS:  Abuse in the traditional variant forms that we categorize as physical, emotional, and psychological all originate with one's thoughts and beliefs; that is what one tells one's self and justifies in being discriminating, hurtful, and disrespectful towards another, and how one's misguided intentions can lead into a situation and a relationship that is both damaging and abusive. PRACTICAL WISDOM:  We know that relationships that are unhealthy and abusive are also complex and complicated. We stay in these relationships for different reasons; whether because we have convinced ourselves that there is something of benefit to us in staying; or we anticipate the enormous effort it will take to execute our decision to leave. We stay because we tell our self that the "relationship is really not that bad"; that maybe "we deserve how we are being mistreated"; and in some cases, we may tell ourselves "we don't care."For whatever the reasons you may have found yourself with an abusive partner, know that by continuing to remain in the relationship, you continue to sacrifice yourself; emotionally, spiritually, physically, and cognitively or mentally.If you are listening to this episode because something deep within you is yearning for help, guidance, and perhaps validation of what you know but have been afraid to believe, I hope that in listening, you will allow your inner voice to become louder, to rely on it for what you know is true and to be willing to care for yourself first with the knowledge that you are not alone, that you will get through this; that you will feel better, happier, and stronger; and that if and when you choose it, you can and will find the right partner and the love that you truly want.  Here, is a link to download a PDF with episode notes and the questions that I encourage you to ask, that will help you to mobilize yourself to take action. 💜*If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me.  You can find me at: dorothyratusny.com. Find all Episodes here: https://www.dorothyratusny.com/wisdompodcast/Love in your inbox? Subscribe to Dorothy's weekly WISDOM Notes here: Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuviaAccompanying Music: Eternell 'Melting While Falling' and 'Home'A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, Pavel Kirpikau for your incredible help! https://platosound.com/  

    • 51 min
    Your Life and How You Live Begins Now | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E8 | with Dorothy Ratusny

    Your Life and How You Live Begins Now | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E8 | with Dorothy Ratusny

     Your Life and How You Live Begins NowThe WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 8with Dorothy Ratusny TIMESTAMPS:Podcast Intro:  0-2:10  |  An Introduction to this Episode: 2:13 |  Part One: 11:56  | Part Two:  20:58  |  Podcast Outro:  27:56  This is our global awakening; this is our new world. This is your opportunity, your time, your free will that will choose what will be. When you feel uncertain; and there is much that is still unknown, remember to decide what is in your power to choose; to reclaim, to live awake, because in this time everything that you have ever wanted and desired now is before you. It is of your choosing.  Only you can choose this.  You are not alone, everyone has their own path to walk forward in. The life that you once lived is forever changed. You embrace the present. You may witness all of the moments of your life as you look forward and feel grateful of these many joys that are possible because you choose this. Everything becomes significant. Everything becomes a possibility and something worth asking for. Your life and what you live begins now. Choose your life. Live in peace. Begin this now.  *If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me.  You can find me at: dorothyratusny.com. Find all Episodes here: https://www.dorothyratusny.com/wisdompodcast/Love in your inbox? Subscribe to Dorothy's weekly WISDOM Notes here: Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuviaAccompanying Music: Eternell 'Melting While Falling' and 'Home'A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, Pavel Kirpikau for your incredible help! https://platosound.com/ 

    • 29 min
    The Ultimate Self-Care Guide: 30 Of The Very Best Self-Care Practices To Live By | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E9

    The Ultimate Self-Care Guide: 30 Of The Very Best Self-Care Practices To Live By | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E9

     The Ultimate Self-Care Guide30 Of The Very Best Self-Care Practices To Live ByThe WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 9with Dorothy Ratusny TIMESTAMPS:Podcast Intro:  0-2:10  |  An Introduction to this Episode: 2:13 |  Your Ultimate List of 30 Self-Care Practices: 8:17  |  Podcast Outro:  43:54   Here, I share with you the ultimate self-care guide ; the very best habits and routines that will forever be how you care for your individual needs.  You might not yet realize just how important self-care is, until you experience for yourself just how much better you feel, and how self-sufficient and resilient you become when you give back to yourself; and its how you do this that is so important.TRUTH SERUM:  Self-care is how you nourish and sustain yourself.  It is these practical habits that ensure that you have what is needed to care for yourself in the best possible way.  A-HA MOMENTS:  With the world ever-changing to support a new way of life for us all; of bringing to the forefront the need for self-care and practices that support and sustain our health and well being, now is the perfect time to invest in taking care of your every need.PRACTICAL WISDOM:  With many personal services that we had come to rely on still closed at the time of writing this, we are being made to re-examine how we have been caring for our self; and what we can do now rather than wait; to bring into our life what important and even sacred self-care practices will nourish us; and to know that in providing this to our self, we feel more capable, self-sufficient, and in control.  As you apply self-care and also self-love practices, you ensure that you are living at your best, you boost your confidence and self-esteem, and the value that you hold in your self. I've also included here a link for your ultimate self-care guide as a PDF.  Within the pdf are links to all of the resources that I mention throughout this episode. Each item in the pdf is also labelled to identify what basic self-care need you are addressing; whether physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual.  These are not in order of importance because all are fundamental to your self-care habits and best practices.Click here to download the list in PDF. *If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me.  You can find me at: dorothyratusny.com. Find all Episodes here: https://www.dorothyratusny.com/wisdompodcast/Love in your inbox? Subscribe to Dorothy's weekly WISDOM Notes here: Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuviaAccompanying Music: Eternell: 'Grey Havens', 'Landing in Being', 'Lethe', 'Haven', 'Still Light', and 'Over The Mountains'A generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, Pavel Kirpikau for your incredible help! https://platosound.com/   

    • 45 min
    Kindness As Love: A Tribute to George Floyd + A Prose Meditation | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E7

    Kindness As Love: A Tribute to George Floyd + A Prose Meditation | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E7

     Kindness As Love: A Tribute to George Floyd + A Prose MeditationThe WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 7with Dorothy Ratusny TIMESTAMPS:Podcast Intro:  0-1:33  |  There Is Something More:  2:05 |  When We Learn How To Treat Ourselves Kindly...  2:43  |  Beneath The Colour Of Our Skin...  3:37  |  A Global Pandemic Of A Different Nature:  4:19  |  Practice Kindness Unto Yourself First  6:33  |  Every Thought Is Powerful:  7:33  | George Floyd will...  7:57  |  How Best to Experience A Prose Meditation:  8:41  |  Prose Meditation - Kindness As Love:  10:09  |  Podcast Outro:  29:40    There is something else that we must look at now.  Now as we continue to navigate life; as we return to some of what has been absent; finding our way to a new and better way of life even as some aspects of this may take time to become what we are used to.  There is something more that we are being called to examine; to change if these beliefs conflict with what we know to be the right choice.Right now in a world torn by differing beliefs; beliefs that have been taught to us by those who also did not have all of the right information; those who may have been living in fear, unknowing of what it truly means to live with your heart open and to be of kindness first and foremost unto yourself. Because when we learn how to treat ourselves kindly; how to change the thoughts that we want to hold that are remarkable; that instill within us the examples of love and compassion; of resiliency; and inner strength; of teaching ourselves and our children how to live as our inherent goodness and to always do the right thing.  Then we become a home, a community, a nation and a planet in which amongst our differences we share the commodity of loving grace; of treating each other with dignity, respect, kindness - for beneath the colour of our skin, the clothes we wear, beneath the thoughts that we might hold or our learned beliefs; we are all of the same physical structure; our hearts beat - we walk and run, we can use our hands to form the universal symbol of peace or to disrespect another. We can build gardens, playgrounds, places to meet; to laugh, to gather, to share our talents or we can build walls that divide and separate.What we are reminded of in the world at this time is a global pandemic of a different nature and one that is equally important. We are reminded of how intolerance, rage, suffering, violence... spreads. It is a disease - a virus of its own nature, if allowed to persist. This brave new world that we are being thrust forward into is a world that must be founded on the protection of love and kindness. Kindness is Love.When you practice this, when you hold kindness for yourself; when you make this your first choice; our honour every living being because you cannot be kind and loving unto yourself without extending this outward.The expression and nature of kindness is all consuming.  When we as a planet decide how we must treat others, we need to begin here with our self; with our internal language, our inner dialogue; the messages and beliefs that we hold as individuals and understanding of this; if we are unkind, unloving, critical, hurtful; in our words spoken inward or aloud to our self, then we must first change this. We cannot hold love in our heart to another living being when we are distraught, angered, resentful; if we are judging another; if we o not allow someone the same rights and privileges that we want for our self. You must practice kindness unto yourself first if you are to nurture the kind of relationships that are of love with all others.  Regardless of what you have been taught; regardless of what you have known because your experiences have continued to shape your existing perspective, you must be willing to stand ground to this. To make kindness and love your first and only choi

    • 30 min
    Why You Need To Unplug From Technology For A Day: The Science of How A Digital Detox Improves Your Life. | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E6

    Why You Need To Unplug From Technology For A Day: The Science of How A Digital Detox Improves Your Life. | The WISDOM podcast | S2 E6

     Why You Need To Unplug From Technology For A Day: The Science of How A Digital Detox Improves Your Life.The WISDOM podcast  Season 2  Episode 6with Dorothy Ratusny TIMESTAMPS:Podcast Intro:  0-2:10  |  An Introduction to this Episode: 2:11 |  How To Unplug: 6:05  | What is One Thing That You Discovered During Your Digital Detox?  20:19  |  Podcast Outro:  20:46   You may have thought about it; or even attempted it; but have you ever completely unplugged from technology for  o n e  d a y?  This means not reaching for your phone or tablet as one of your first habits of the morning; choosing instead to contemplate what you are most aware of; what thoughts you want to hold - and how you want to feel?  - even as your senses may be highly acute - and yearning for a deliberate dose of something.  But what? - comfort? meaningful connection? curiosity? validation?  escape?What is the experience of a day in your life - best enjoyed - without the comfort and luxury of the internet, phone calls, emails, texts, and anything else that keeps you tightly enmeshed in the matrix?  How will you live off the grid for an entire 24 hours?  Why would you want to? TRUTH SERUM: One of the greatest contributors to our global levels of worry, stress, and sadness is the result of not having time alone with your self; whether in a solitude activity or for several moments of regular inner contemplation and reflection.  You may experience a degree of discomfort that you find released - soothed from choosing to use your unplugged time to be with you - and to establish a nourishing and positive relationship with your inner self.A-HA MOMENTS: The advent of personal cellular devices and our increasing reliance on being 'plugged in' has many benefits.  However, your 'technology free' day may be an important step in seeking to know yourself better - and to question some of the perpetual habits that may keep you in a cycle of choices that do not serve you.PRACTICAL WISDOM: Notice what you discover about yourself; your desires, and what reminds you of the importance of unplugging regularly.  20 minutes a day might be perfect - to be with yourself - to identify and nourish your needs and perhaps to know what greater meaning is revealed here - in the present - away from any need to 'do' or 'accomplish' - instead holding attention, patience, and love - directed inward. *If you have a question or if you would like my guidance or help, please reach out to me.  You can find me at: dorothyratusny.com. Find all Episodes here: https://www.dorothyratusny.com/wisdompodcast/Love in your inbox? Subscribe to Dorothy's weekly WISDOM Notes here:  Podcast Theme Music: 'Aura' from the Album, Illuvia by Eternell  www.eternell.net/album/illuviaAccompanying Music: Illuvia - Past Lives & Inner Worlds - DrupadA generous 'thank you' to Audio Engineer, Pavel Kirpikau for your incredible help!  platosound.com  

    • 21 min

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