32 episodes

Tap in to the power of education, personal transformation, spirituality, mindfulness, and emotional awareness to upgrade your wellbeing, and the wellbeing of our collective.

Within Us is dedicated to furthering your wellbeing and building a kinder world by making transformational tools widely available.

Join me and a unique array of guests at the intersection psychology, mindfulness, medicine, happiness science, spirituality, coaching, and wellness.

Get inspired and stay inspired... to live more connected to the love, the peace, the kindness, and the power within each one of us.

Within Us Azriela Jankovic

    • Self-Improvement

Tap in to the power of education, personal transformation, spirituality, mindfulness, and emotional awareness to upgrade your wellbeing, and the wellbeing of our collective.

Within Us is dedicated to furthering your wellbeing and building a kinder world by making transformational tools widely available.

Join me and a unique array of guests at the intersection psychology, mindfulness, medicine, happiness science, spirituality, coaching, and wellness.

Get inspired and stay inspired... to live more connected to the love, the peace, the kindness, and the power within each one of us.

    EP 31: Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD. - Words of Encouragement and Wisdom to Meet any of Life's Challenges

    EP 31: Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD. - Words of Encouragement and Wisdom to Meet any of Life's Challenges

    How can spirituality guide us in difficult times? Today's guest has an answer that may surprise you.

    Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski MD served as director of the department of psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

    He has lectured extensively around the world on topics such as stress, self-esteem, and spirituality, and as a spokesperson for recovery - inspiring and healing and well-being for those in need.

    He has authored over eighty books, and he traces his ancestry back to the Baal Shem Tov, a spiritual master of Judaism who founder of the Chassidic movement. 

    In today's episode, he addresses some of the unique challenges of our time - the quest for happiness, and how so often this gets confused with the quest for pleasure. He shares his advice on how to deal with times of stress - such as the current, unprecedented situation with COVID-19 - reminding us how to cope, with ancient wisdom and modern sensibility.

    You can find Rabbi Twerski's new book 'Growing Up' by clicking HERE

    For additional information or to connect with your host Azriela, visit: https://azrielajankovic.com/within-us-the-podcast/

    A very special thank you to Kesher Video, an international production company, https://keshervideo.com/ for the video production on this episode.


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    • 43 min
    EP: 30 Rabbi Benzion Klatzko on How to Infuse Your Home with Spirituality, Gratitude, and Happiness

    EP: 30 Rabbi Benzion Klatzko on How to Infuse Your Home with Spirituality, Gratitude, and Happiness

    In an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus, increasingly people around the globe are being quarantined to their homes.

    As such, there has never been a more opportune moment to infuse our homes with greater spirituality and joy.

    Today's guest is a leader in the Jewish world, and he is the founder of a social network dedicated to spreading kindness.

     It is the largest Jewish social network in the world - and what’s unique about the network is that it is centered around …. the home.

    In today's episode, Rabbi Klatzko shares his top three tips for how we can infuse spirituality into our homes. 

    He has been spreading kindness around the globe for decades now. U.S. Congressman Bob Menendez described Klatzko during a 1997 session of the U.S. House of Representatives as a "distinguished gentleman making a difference to his community".  More recently, Jewish Forward magazine included him in their 2014 list of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis".

    To learn more about Rabbi Klatzko, you can visit http://shabbat.com/ or you can actually CALL Rabbi Klatzko at 212-SHABBAT / 212 742 2228 (Country code for USA is +1)

    To connect with your host, Azriela, you can visit https://azrielajankovic.com/




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    EP: 29 Communicate Clearly to Connect - with Special Guest Peter Yawitz of Clear Communication

    EP: 29 Communicate Clearly to Connect - with Special Guest Peter Yawitz of Clear Communication

    In today's episode, Azriela speaks with Peter Yawitz, the president of Clear Communication. They speak about bridging generational and cultural gaps to strengthen communication in the workplace. It addresses the current events' situation and the global shift to online work, as well as the do's and don'ts of interviewing and workplace culture in general.

    Peter's firm is New York based, specializing in communication and marketing strategy, training, and one-on-one executive coaching for global organizations. He is an expert in helping people and teams understand different audiences, break down barriers, and communicate effectively and clearly.

    Peter is the author of Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish: A Young Professional’s Guide to Workplace Culture and Communication. This book helps people starting out in their careers learn how to be more than just professional-ish. It offers very funny and practical advice on truly understanding and managing life at work. Available here: https://amzn.to/2Jhl6qy or visit Peter's website https://www.peteryawitz.com/

    Thank you to today's sponsor, Clear Communication, for your support of the show. 

    To connect with your host, and learn more about upcoming episodes and experiences, visit www.DrAzi.co 


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    • 53 min
    EP 28: COVID-19 SPECIAL: Cultivating Calm, Compassion, and Wellbeing for the Mind, Body, and SOUL with Andrew David Shiller, MD

    EP 28: COVID-19 SPECIAL: Cultivating Calm, Compassion, and Wellbeing for the Mind, Body, and SOUL with Andrew David Shiller, MD

    This talk on cultivating calm and wellness for the mind, body, and soul is a resource of transformational tools to upgrade overall wellbeing and immunity in this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Andrew David Shiller, MD, a Duke and Harvard University trained medical doctor with over two decades of experience treating the most complicated medical cases shares an integrative approach which includes mindset, mindfulness, spirituality, and practical tools for our times.

    He explains the mechanisms through which compassion, mindset, and mindfulness can upgrade our immunity and wellbeing.

    He explores the connection between mind, body, emotion, and soul, and the mechanism through which we can shift out of stress response and into greater wellbeing.

    For more information or to connect with today's guest, visit https://www.drshiller.com/

    To connect with host Azriela, you can leave a voice message here or visit https://azrielajankovic.com/






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    • 47 min
    EP 27: Mindfulness at the Intersection of Faith - With Shelly Tygielski and Davidji

    EP 27: Mindfulness at the Intersection of Faith - With Shelly Tygielski and Davidji

    In April of 2020, Shelly Tygielski and Davidji come together and lead a one-of-a kind mindfulness meditation retreat through Israel.

    They meditated, they toured, they observed rituals, and as the trip came to a close, both Davidji and Shelly walked away with inspirational insights about the region, and about our world which they share in this episode. 

    Shelly Tygielski is a meditation teacher, community leader, and activist. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Mindful Magazine and a variety of media outlets. Her work inspiring- she is empowering individuals to forgo the Guru, and become a Yuru. Shelly's work, especially over the last week in our current events situation is a source of hope.

    She joins with Davidji, who is a meditation teacher, Vedic master, and bestselling author. In December 2015, Davidji was named a Trailblazer in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health Magazine. He is credited with creating the 21-day meditation process, which spawned hundreds of 21-day meditation experiences & challenges around the world. 

    Davidji has several best-selling guided meditation albums. He is often referred to as the Velvet Voice of Stillness, he can be heard on more than 1,000 guided meditations.

    In this episode, you'll hear how Shelly and Davidji each discovered meditation, how they're using meditation as a tool, all about their recent trip, as well as how they are helping people in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Learn more about Davidji by visiting https://davidji.com/ and Learn more about Shelly Tygielski by visiting https://www.shellytygielski.com/


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    EP 26: Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos: Thought Tools for Emotional Wellbeing with Author and Vitality Coach Chana Mason

    EP 26: Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos: Thought Tools for Emotional Wellbeing with Author and Vitality Coach Chana Mason

    This episode provides practical and effective 'thought tools' to use in the face of stress, emotional discomfort, or challenge of any type.  

    Guest Chana Mason is the author of several books, including the best selling 'Hold That Thought,' a practical guide with multiple tools for transforming your mental wellbeing. Today, you'll learn about her favorite tools, and listen as she demonstrates exactly how to utilize them in order to   transform a mental state from chaos to calm. 

    Chana is a Vitality coach, and she presents her work internationally in both English and in Spanish. To learn more about her work and for links to her books, visit https://chanamason.com/ 

    Host Azriela addresses the current situation (episode air date March 17th in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak), as well as how to apply new ideas and research indicated practices in order to deal most effectively with what is happening. 

    For information about your host as well as her coaching programs, book, and more, visit https://www.drazi.co/




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    • 45 min

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Unpretentious, Wise, and Grounded

Dr Azi presents a great mix of serenity in the modern world and insights from her array of guest perspectives. She provokes through her own reflections on finding insights through everyday life. Great show and person!

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Stay Curious my friends

Dr. Azi picks and eclectic group of trailblazers to befriend and comprehend. Her child like curiosity, genuine happiness and professorial knowledge in the spiritual realm is refreshing and whimsical!

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