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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?".
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.
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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
I am very excited to find a podcast that grapples with embodied spirituality from the perspective of the seeker as opposed to the teacher. I have felt a kinship to these women and love the topics discussed. My only issue is that it feels like there isn’t enough of an acknowledgment of privilege in the resources these women have. I don’t begrudge them of those resources but I would want an acknowledgment that some people can’t afford to go to retreat or have no choice but to live in environments that make it very difficult to be sensitive. With the inequalities in our country and our world, we have to admit that not everyone has the privilege to make choices about certain aspects of their lives.I wish they talked more about how to foster some of this in challenging environments and without money or access to vacation or therapy or retreat or body work resources. I wish everyone had us access to those, but the reality is that they don’t and I hope we can work towards a world where everyone is nourished. It seems like these women value that too. But let’s acknowledge privilege and inequality as we work towards a different world in service to each other.
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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.