226 episodes

Mark Groves, a Human Connection Specialist, explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness and more? How do we maintain long term connections that thrive? Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.

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Mark Groves, a Human Connection Specialist, explores the complex world of relationships and connection. What underlies our connection with ourselves and others? Why do we show up the way we do in our romantic relationships, professional life, friendships, our own health and wellness and more? How do we maintain long term connections that thrive? Mark has a fun, no holds barred, no BS approach to exploring the human condition and the fundamentals of all our human connections.

    A New Definition of Masculinity with John Wineland

    A New Definition of Masculinity with John Wineland

    Themes: Liberation, Masculinity, Patriarchy, Karma, Relationships, Self-Awareness

    Summary:

    John Wineland is a renowned author, teacher and speaker who guides both men and women in the realms of life purpose, relational communication, sexual intimacy and embodiment. I’ve admired John’s work for years, incorporating many of his teachings into my own journey.

    Join us for this episode where we explore a new vision of awakened masculinity — one rooted in conscious awareness, unflinching responsibility and true leadership. One that invites men to feel deeply, disavow numbness and turn away from ego-driven dogma that has harmed women, the planet, and men themselves.

    John's embodiment-driven teaching draws from not only over 30 years of experience of his own Buddhist meditative practice but from 13 years of intensive study and practice with renowned Yogic Intimacy teacher, David Deida. Drawing from Deida's revolutionary framework, as well as the deep lineages of Vajrayana, Tantra, Kundalini yoga, Taoist and Iron Shirt Qigong traditions, John seeks to create a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest desires with open, fierce and loving hearts. His new book, From The Core, shares a practical guide to redefine, heal and re-embrace masculinity in our world.

    Discover:


    How masculinity and what it means to be a valuable male within a relationship, community and society — is being redefined
    The value of integrating the masculine and the feminine within
    Simple practices to invite more presence, awareness and depth to your relationships

    00:00 Intro

    00:38 A new paradigm of masculinity

    04:44 What is a liberated man?

    08:36 Integrating the masculine and feminine within

    10:35 Liberate yourself from patterns

    13:58 The myth of the good husband

    17:31 Why we resist liberation

    19:42 Changing your karma 

    24:40 Make space for your inner self

    26:57 Men want depth

    30:28 Grief and anger

    32:00 Beauty and awe

    34:09 Love is not transactional

    39:27 Killing the teacher

    41:35 Internal patriarchy

    43:24 Having a partner who challenges you

    46:19 How to relate to the feminine

    47:11 Toxic masculinity

    Links:


    Instagram | @john_wineland
    Workshop | The Virtual Workshop Series by John Wineland 
    Book | From the Core: A New Masculine Paradigm for Leading with Love, Living Your Truth & Healing the World by John Wineland 
    What Femininity Wants with John Wineland | The Mark Groves Podcast

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    • 50 min
    Be Authentic — It's Good For Your Health with Dr. Christian Gonzalez

    Be Authentic — It's Good For Your Health with Dr. Christian Gonzalez

    Themes: Healing, Health, Holistic Health, Emotions, Self-Expression, Authenticity

    Summary:

    I often talk about the deep impact both our relationships and emotional health have on our physical health, so this week I’m thrilled to be diving deeper into the subject with the one and only Dr. Christian Gonzalez. Join us for a beautiful conversation about why authentic self-expression and releasing suppressed emotions is so important for the health of your body, mind and spirit.

    Dr. G took an interest in many fields of medicine, but it wasn’t until his mother passed of cancer that he decided to shift his focus to oncology. There he found a passion for helping people optimize their health by preventing chronic disease and he soon realized that cancer was not simply nutritional or exercise-based, it was much more than that. 

    As he studied this concept more, Dr. G became passionate about environmental medicine as well as the mind, body, and spirit connection. Everything is connected, from the foods we eat to the way we think and interact with the world and the people in our lives. These seemingly small factors all play a large part when it comes to our health and longevity. Because of this, Dr. G has shifted from working with patients to focusing his energy on mass education. He is the host of the excellent Heal Thy Self podcast, which focuses on giving people the tools they need to truly heal from the inside out and highlights some of the top medical professionals in the industry.

    Discover:


    How the relationships we have with our home, the environment, and the people in our lives all play a role in the development of chronic disease
    The deep impact your emotional health has on your physical health
    Why authentic self-expression is so important
    The pathway to healing suppressed emotions and unhooking from unhelpful protective mechanisms

    00:00 Intro

    02:26 How Dr. G got started in the medical field

    06:15 Pivoting into Naturopathic Medicine

    11:06 Healing from suppressed emotions and trauma

    17:34 The cost of resisting your true emotions

    25:15 Letting yourself feel “negative” & “unlovable” emotions

    32:06 The role of nutrition and supplementation

    37:04 Authentic self expression can protect you from toxic environments

    Links:


    Instagram | @doctor.gonzalez
    Website | docgonzalez.com
    Podcast | Heal Thy Self with Dr. G
    Mark Groves on Heal Thy Self with Dr. G

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    • 43 min
    The Business of Birth Control with Ricki Lake

    The Business of Birth Control with Ricki Lake

    Themes: Birth, Birth Control, Reproductive Health, Body Autonomy, Informed Consent

    Summary:

    This week I’m joined by powerhouse Ricki Lake to discuss her fascinating new documentary, The Business of Birth Control. Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, this new documentary examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation. Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill.

    In this episode we explore the risks and side effects of the pill your doctor probably didn’t tell you about, unethical drug trials, the advantages of being in tune with your body and cycle, holistic alternatives to the pill, and so much more!

    Discover:


    The risks and side effects of the pill your doctor probably didn’t tell you about
    Real stories of people who have experienced harmful side effects from birth control
    The problem with labeling and lack of informed consent when it comes to the pill

     

    00:00 Intro

    01:51 What motivated Ricki to educate in the reproductive space

    04:30 Home birth 

    07:04 Re-education about birth control

    11:04 Side effects of birth control

    17:23 Tragic stories from birth control use

    19:43 Labeling and information

    21:44 Understanding your rights and choices

    23:01 Tracking menstrual cycle

    25:44 How to navigate through this 

    28:03 Christianity and sexual abstinence

    30:27 Importance of sex education

    33:20 What Ricki’s most proud of in terms of the film

    34:57 Challenging & questioning other people’s beliefs

    41:37 Hypocrisy in religion

    43:46 People hate it when we question the status quo

    45:33 Giving birth on your own terms

    47:52 Finding love

     

    Links:


    Stream The Business of Birth Control in the US & Canada - use code CREATETHELOVE for 50% off!
    International Audiences: Join the waitlist to watch The Business of Birth Control
    Watch The Business of Being Born
    Business of Birth Control | Instagram
    Ricki Lake | Instagram
    Cured Nutrition's Joseph Sheehey on the Mark Groves Podcast
    Check out my course Dating 101!
    Sweetening the Pilll with Holly Grigg Spall
    The War on Nature with Dr. Nathan Riley

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    • 50 min
    Spiritual Channeling with Paul Selig

    Spiritual Channeling with Paul Selig

    Themes: Spirituality, Spiritual Awakening, Clairvoyance, Channeling, Medium

    Summary:

    This week I’m joined by one of the foremost spiritual channels working today — Paul Selig. Described as “a medium for the living,” Paul has the unique ability to step into and “become” the people his clients ask about, often taking on their personalities and physical characteristics as he “hears” them telepathically. In this episode, we discuss Paul’s backstory, how he discovered his clairvoyance and some of the wisdom he has channeled using his unique gift.

    Paul was born in New York City and received his master’s degree from Yale. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant. In his nine breakthrough works of channeled literature, including I Am the Word, The Book of Mastery, and the Beyond the Known Trilogy: Realization, Alchemy, and The Kingdom author and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its own divine nature.

    Discover:


    Life as an expression of divinity
    What it really means to “be of service”
    A unique way to look at forgiveness
    Messages to all of us from the guides

    00:00 Intro

    01:25 How it all started

    05:01 Understanding the voices he hears

    07:41 Evolution of the guide’s messages

    10:14 Knowing who you are, what you are, and what you serve

    18:57 Forgiveness is important

    20:06 Everything hidden will be found

    22:47 When you reject something, you can’t change it

    25:56 The guides

    30:16 Feeling energy

    35:05 How transmission of messages happens

    38:59 A message from the guides

    43:36 Books and energies

    Links:


    Paul’s Instagram
    Paul’s Website
    The Kingdom - A Channeled Text by Paul Selig

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    • 45 min
    Love Your Imperfections with Jennifer Pastiloff

    Love Your Imperfections with Jennifer Pastiloff

    Themes: Self-Love, Self-Expression, Shame, Self-Care, Acceptance, Authenticity

    Summary:

    This week I'm joined by yoga teacher, author and my friend, Jennifer Pastiloff. In this episode we discuss how to live from a place of love, accepting and being true to yourself, self-compassion, finding beauty in unexpected places and so much more.

    Jen Pastiloff offers a unique style of teaching through her workshop “On Being Human”, which is based on her bestselling book of the same name. She describes these workshops as “a hybrid of yoga related movement, writing, sharing out loud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party.” She has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News and more for her unique teachings which she has taught to thousands of women in sold-out workshops all over the world. 

    Discover:


    One simple way to open yourself up to more beauty, miracles and love
    A morning prayer to help set yourself up for success each day
    Why inspired action needs to follow awareness in order to make meaningful change
    Each new day as an opportunity to begin again
    Owning your flaws and showing up anyway

    00:00 Intro

    00:59 Are you who you say you are?

    02:36 Operating from love

    06:31 Talk to more strangers

    09:54 Don’t lose the child in you

    13:31 Create your morning prayer

    19:27 Make mistakes and begin again

    22:22 Owning your messiness

    24:34 Taking inspired action

    26:27 Surround yourself with people who inspire you

    29:22 Don’t take yourself too seriously

    32:35 Choose your struggle

    37:14 Jen’s experience of going deaf

    42:44 Cancel culture

    44:51 Social hierarchy

    48:26 Shame

    51:00 Seeking validation vs. being true to yourself

    56:03 Give yourself permission

    Links:


    Jennifer’s Instagram
    Jennifer’s Website
    Jennifer’s Book: On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard
    Join us on the Mine’d app! 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mind over Media with Renee Hobbs

    Mind over Media with Renee Hobbs

    Themes: Propaganda, Media Literacy, News, Persuasion, Social Media

    Summary:

    Today I’m joined by Renee Hobbs, who is an expert in digital and media literacy education. She's the author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age and for 30 years has helped educators across four contents integrate digital and media literacy into all subject areas and grade levels.

    In this episode, Renee unpacks what propaganda is, why we should be aware of it, and how it really affects and influences us. A topic as timely as ever these days!

    Discover:


    How propaganda works and why developing critical thinking skills around all types of media is so important
    How media messages shape our culture and society
    How powerful language is as a persuasive tool
    The importance of curiosity and seeking out divergent perspectives
    Increasing your capacity for complexity and critical thinking

    00:00 Intro

    00:49 Information in today’s era

    02:35 Propaganda is everywhere

    04:19 News and facts

    06:03 Definition of propaganda

    09:02 The power of language

    15:29 Media’s role in society

    19:36 Conspiracy theories

    20:25 Stereotypes vs. embracing complexity

    23:55 Self-interest is inescapable

    27:02 Manage your rage

    29:57 Propaganda is in the eye of the beholder

    31:54 Searching for opposing beliefs

    34:55 The learning journey with podcasts

    37:50 Learning by creating media

    Links:


    Mind Over Media Website
    Contemporary Propaganda Gallery
    Set Your Motivation
    Media Education Lab

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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4.3K Ratings

Sunny LMT ,

Life changing and deep conversations

Just listened to the episode with Paul Selig. It was so good! Thank you for offering such thoughtful conversations and incredible guests!

amandakuda ,

Warm & insightful

So much helpful and generous content. Between solos & interviews; always something important to learn here

EricaTasia ,

Mind Blowing!

I came upon Mark Groves when he was a guest on another podcast I listen to and I was immediately intrigued. I spent some time scrolling through the episodes and found one that resonated with me. Well, let me tell you, my jaw was on the floor and I can’t listen to them all fast enough! Mark is smart, well spoken, and his guests are engaging and informative and I can’t wait to listen to them all! Thank you, Mark, for this AMAZING work you are doing!

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