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Interview series with known personalities from all over the world. By exploring questions about life and learning how these people deal with pain, pressure, and challenges in their private and professional lives, I hope you take a nugget of wisdom or two and improve your own life for the better.

HOW CAN I HEAL with Crina Okumus Crina Okumus

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Interview series with known personalities from all over the world. By exploring questions about life and learning how these people deal with pain, pressure, and challenges in their private and professional lives, I hope you take a nugget of wisdom or two and improve your own life for the better.

    Be Open - Existence Is Gonna Bring What You Need | Andreea Raicu, Entrepreneur, Media Icon

    Be Open - Existence Is Gonna Bring What You Need | Andreea Raicu, Entrepreneur, Media Icon

    In this week’s episode, I talk with Andreea Raicu, my friend and personal role model.
    After working as a model, she was invited to a television casting, which led to her long and successful career as a TV presenter.
    She’s an entrepreneur, a media icon, and an inspiration to many.
    Together, we discuss:
    • The meaning of real success
    • The trip to India that changed her life
    • How living up to society’s expectations of happiness made her depressed
    • The strength to be gained from being vulnerable
    • How writing with your non-dominant hand can help
    Andreea is one of the most open and honest people I know, and she shares her reasons for being so open about her life.
    She believes it’s vital that we live our truth, and trying to live any other way can negatively affect our lives. By sharing her story, she’s healing herself and inspiring others to help themselves and find their truth.
    Find out more about Andreea Raicu’s work here. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Nootropics the Future of Brain Performance | James Schmachtenberger, Co-Founder and CEO at Neurohacker Collective

    Nootropics the Future of Brain Performance | James Schmachtenberger, Co-Founder and CEO at Neurohacker Collective

    In this week’s episode, I talk with James Schmachtenberger, founder and CEO of Neurohacker Collective.
    James went through an inspirational healing journey when he was younger that greatly impacted his entrepreneurial path. He is now a successful serial entrepreneur with a lifelong focus on using business and innovation to effect large-scale change for the benefit of humanity.
    In this inspiring episode, we discuss:
    • The healing power of kindness in the face of trauma
    • Practicing empathy to help yourself and others
    • Vitamins and nootropics – what they are, how they help, and the differences between them
    • The demonization of alternative medicines based on fear and ignorance
    • How the safe use of cannabis could be key to improving people's quality of life

    When James was 5 years old, he decided to be vegetarian. At the age of 10, he went door-to-door raising money for Greenpeace. Then, he bought a school close to bankruptcy aged 18.

    Throughout his career, he’s created several companies in natural and integrative medicine, written legislation to improve prohibitionary laws, produced award-winning documentaries, and founded some of the top companies in education, cannabis, and human performance.

    Find out more about Neurohacker here

    Watch James’ Ted Talk about empathy 

    • 55 min
    The Power of Manifestation | Sarah Grynberg, podcast host, producer

    The Power of Manifestation | Sarah Grynberg, podcast host, producer

    In this week’s episode, I talk with Sarah Grynberg, fellow podcast host and motivator. As a former radio presenter, Sarah has had a remarkable career working with some of the most well-known and well-regarded personalities in the business.

    Now the host of her own podcast, A Life of Greatness, she’s interviewed some amazing names like Matthew McConaughey, Marianne Williamson, Jay Shetty, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Peter Crone, and many more. More than being a successful career woman, Sarah has found a mindset and approach that makes her truly happy and fulfilled in life.

    Together, we discuss:
    • The power of manifestation
    • Discovering new facets of yourself
    • The importance of making your health a priority
    • How chanting, prayer, and meditation can empower you
    • The gift of giving

    Sarah is one of the most beautiful and inspirational people I have had the pleasure of working with. It’s her mission to help others discover how they can live their greatest life.

    After she managed to find a way to live a happier, balanced life that didn’t require her to work herself into the ground, she found herself wanting to share her calm and give back to the universe. She’s since immersed herself in spiritual teachings and literature and teaches others how to manifest the same positive change in their lives.

    Find out more about Sarah Grynberg’s work here.

    • 51 min
    How to Live in the Moment, Even Through Times of Crisis | Kristine Carlson, author, speaker

    How to Live in the Moment, Even Through Times of Crisis | Kristine Carlson, author, speaker

    Kristine’s late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, once told her: “I love that there are people in this world who take their greatest tragedy and they allow it to move them forward in life so their life has greater meaning than it might have otherwise had.”

    In this week’s episode, I talk with Kristine Carlson about her incredible personal journey through the grief of her husband’s death and her life philosophy on living in the moment and coming from a place of kindness.
    Kristine and her husband Richard started exploring their spiritual sides in their early twenties, experimenting with everything from psychics, mediums, and flotation tanks to rebirthing, breathwork, reiki, and meditation.
    This paved the way for their approach to living a happy life and the message in their book series, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

    Together, we discuss:
    • Staying open to opportunities you couldn’t plan for yourself
    • The transcendental nature of love
    • The relationship between the mind and body and the process of healing
    • The true impact technology has had on our lives
    • The importance of a strong value system and the value of kindness

    Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the field of transformation. After collaborating with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson to create a publishing industry phenomenon with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series—selling more than 25 million copies worldwide—today, Kris is emerging as a profound teacher in the areas that matter most to the human heart: how to heal and how to love.
    Find out more about Kristine’s work here.

    • 58 min
    How to heal your trauma | Emily Labowe, actor, model, and entrepreneur

    How to heal your trauma | Emily Labowe, actor, model, and entrepreneur

    EMILY LABOWE – How to heal your trauma
    You are more than the thoughts that hold you down.

    In this week’s episode, I talk with Emily Labowe about her healing journey and her entrepreneurial endeavors.
    After being a passenger in a bad car accident a few weeks before her 19th birthday, Emily had to learn how to live with the trauma of the accident and the aftermath.
    Now, Emily has a great awareness of and gratitude for her life and is strengthened by her experiences.

    Together, we discuss:
    • The benefits of narrative therapy to confront trauma
    • Learning to reconcile your self-perception with your trauma
    • How to empower yourself with your vulnerability
    • Self-worth and imposter syndrome as a creative
    • The importance of stories, both telling our own and listening to others’

    Emily is an actor, model, and entrepreneur who has worked with: Citizen Of humanity, Laura Mercier, The Kooples, Sezane, Free People, Everlane and the list is long:). 

    She’s recently set up a new company, Poppy Undies – comfortable underwear that doesn’t sacrifice sexiness! Part of setting up Poppy Undies was a purposeful move to ensure that her self-worth extended beyond her roles as an actor and model. If you want to learn more about Emily’s new company, click here.

    Emily also recommended a few books that helped her to heal:
    • THE WOUNDED STORYTELLER by Arthur W Frank
    • THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk
    • THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY by Brené Brown

    Let me know what you think of the episode! 
    With love, Crina 

    • 51 min
    How To Make Your Dreams A Reality | Rahel Papis, therapist and author

    How To Make Your Dreams A Reality | Rahel Papis, therapist and author

    Are you stuck in a box?
    In this week’s episode, I talk with Rahel Papis, a kinesiologist and hypnotherapist.
    She’s passionate about helping others to overcome their problems and shares her incredible journey to finding what makes her truly happy and fulfilling her dreams.

    Rahel’s goal is to transform therapy into a fun and surprising tool because healing isn’t always pretty, but it can lead to wonderful things.
    Once we learn who we really are, we are able to live a mindful and balanced life.

    Together, we discuss:
    • The importance of self-care and connecting with yourself
    • Overcoming obstacles to be happy in your job and in yourself
    • Surrounding yourself with the right kind of support
    • How making big, scary changes in your life can be the best thing
    • Pursuing our passions and how to reignite them

    Rahel has worked many different jobs, from radio anchor to make-up artist to photographer to graphic designer.
    Now, as a kinesiologist and hypnotherapist, she gets to do a little bit of everything in her job, all in aid of helping and inspiring others.
    She’s still able to fulfill all of her creative tendencies, but in a completely different way to how she originally envisaged them.
    If you want to learn more about Rahel’s work, click here.

    Let me know what you think of the episode! With love, Crina 

    • 49 min

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