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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 304 Ratings

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.

    A Fond Farewell and What's Next

    A Fond Farewell and What's Next

    We are sadjoy to announce that this is the final episode of Bliss+Grit. Coincidentally it's publishing almost exactly at the 4-year mark of when we began. This has been such a fulfilling project for both of us. It's created huge shifts in our personal evolution and a chance for us to connect as friends who live long distance to one another. But most importantly it's meant so much to hear from all of you that it's also had a useful and beneficial impact on your lives.

    • 52 min
    You're Not Doing Anything Wrong

    You're Not Doing Anything Wrong

    In our recent conversation with Matt Kahn we talked about his first golden rule: you've done nothing wrong. It's timely then that we both are up against some old internal narratives about things we have done "wrong" or that are "wrong" about ourselves. As always, we are examining these truisms from the inside out. In this episode we look at what hooks us into narratives about wrong-ness, and ways to work with that when it arises.

    • 50 min
    Spiritual Maturity and Surrender: A Conversation with Matt Kahn

    Spiritual Maturity and Surrender: A Conversation with Matt Kahn

    Matt Kahn is a spiritual teacher and empathic healer who is the author of the bestselling books Whatever Arises, Love That, and Everything is Here to Help You. His newest book, The Universe Always Has a Plan: The 10 Golden Rules of Letting Go is what we gathered together to discuss today. Currently, we are all living through a global pandemic together. Instead of a typical "book interview" instead we discuss how the new spiritual paradigm is relevant to our current challenging times.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Can We Bio-Hack Ourselves into Better States of Mind and Being?

    Can We Bio-Hack Ourselves into Better States of Mind and Being?

    Can we bio-hack ourselves into better states of mind and being with embodied “positive thinking?” Today we are discussing neuro-reprogramming methods and the effects they can have on your body and mind- including ways in which they can create harm. Last year we both engaged with a program called Dynamic Neural Retraining Systems (DNRS) and in some ways this conversation is an update on how that program helped us since so many of you ask.

    • 52 min
    What is Trauma?

    What is Trauma?

    We speak a lot about trauma and healing from trauma on the show, but we've never done an episode that truly asks the question, "What is trauma?".

    • 53 min
    Healing the Lineage

    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
304 Ratings

304 Ratings

curiosity is bliss ,

So relevant!!

I was recommended this podcast from a friend and it has truly opened me up to a world I didn’t know I was looking for. Take a listen if bodywork, healing, spirituality or existential questions are things you ponder.

sage!!! ,

Fantastic podcast

Stumbled upon this podcast and am working through the episodes. Each one is like a jewel of wisdom and unfolding.

Worth listening if you’re a sensitive person or just interested in inner growth.

musicglenn ,

engaging and encouraging

just discovered this show today and binged on 3 shows!! such thought provoking material presented in a down to earth way. diving into the mystery and keepin it real. for those who want to take a deeper look at how we can approach this little thing called life

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