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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

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9 • 293 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
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

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Just the best.

If you are focused on growth without beating yourself up, having an authentic relationship with your heart, and feeling safe, leaning in to trust life, healing shame, loving sadness, and generally settling in to appreciate greater joy..
This is for you.

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I have learned so much from this podcast, especially in the area of personal growth. They share such great guests, and give us access to teachers and modalities that we wouldn’t know about.

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