237 episodes

Human Connection Specialist and Create the Love founder Mark Groves hosts the world’s brightest thought-leaders, spiritual luminaries, authors and health and wellness experts to discuss the good, bad, messy and beautiful parts of the human experience.

Mark Groves Podcast Mark Groves

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 4.3K Ratings

Human Connection Specialist and Create the Love founder Mark Groves hosts the world’s brightest thought-leaders, spiritual luminaries, authors and health and wellness experts to discuss the good, bad, messy and beautiful parts of the human experience.

    You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone with Aaron Albert

    You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone with Aaron Albert

    Themes: Mental Health, Social Media, Self-Help, Breakups

    Summary:

    Meet Aaron Albert: my buddy, co-founder and the CEO of Mine'd — a digital platform we co-created to connect you with top emotional wellness experts and community through daily live and on-demand classes. Tune in as we explore the landscape of social media as it pertains to mental health for both consumers and creators, plus our idea to create a different way of orienting towards mental, relational and emotional health challenges.

    A former child actor on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, Aaron has spent the adult part of his career in the health and wellness space, working with companies to build products and experiences that make people's lives better. As the co-creator of the largest chain of boutique spin studios in Southeast Asia, Absolute Cycle, Aaron was able to merge together two of his personal passions: fitness and motivation. Over the past four years specifically, Aaron really honed in on creating communities and products at multiple consumer, wellness, and tech companies, including Journey Live, Shine Text, Wave Meditation, Sweat with Studio, and Julianne Hough’s KINRGY. 

    Discover:


    Why we felt it necessary to create a new way for people to engage in mental health content outside of the social media platforms that already exist
    Why it’s hard for us to get motivated to take care of our mental health
    How we can be narcissistic in our pain when the truth is: you’re not alone!

    00:00 Intro

    01:00 Impact of the pandemic on mental health

    02:33 Why don’t we treat mental health like physical health?

    06:10 Mental health content on social media

    14:06 People want accessibility

    21:32 Heartbreak & the birth of Mine’d 

    27:48 Creating authentic content 

    34:26 You are not alone

    41:05 Narcissism in our pain

    43:23 What is Mine’d?

    Links:


    Check out Mine'd here!
    If you’re an expert and interested in joining Mine’d, go here to apply!
    Instagram | @doyoumined & @asalbert
    LinkedIn | Aaron Albert

    Sponsors:


    Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove
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    • 47 min
    Eat Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

    Eat Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

    Themes: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Transformation, Mindset

    Summary:

    This week I’m joined Shawn Stevenson, author of the USA Today National bestseller Eat Smarter and the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter. In this episode Shawn shares how he was able to heal himself from chronic illness and turn a dire diagnosis around through simple mindset and nutrition changes.

    Shawn is also creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the number #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of listener downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science and became the cofounder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Muscle & Fitness, ABC News, ESPN, and many other major media outlets.

    Discover:


    How changing his internal narrative from “why me?” to “what can I do?” shifted his mindset and ultimately, his health outcomes
    What’s happening in the body when you get a craving
    Food as information
    Why as a society we are more sick than ever, even though technology is advancing

    00:00 Intro

    01:17 Writing Eat Smarter

    07:00 The link between diet and chronic disease

    19:27 From "why me?" to "what can I do?"

    23:31 Pain is a great teacher

    25:00 Having someone who believes in you

    31:43 What is epigenetics?

    37:14 Post-ingestive feedback & cravings

    40:41 Processed and artificial foods

    47:15 Connection between food and relationships

    53:47 Food is information

    55:47 Eating sacred

    1:00:24 Effect of innovation to our health

    Links:


    Podcast | The Model Health Show
    Instagram | @shawnmodel
    Book | Eat Smarter
    How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D

    Sponsors:


    Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove
    Organifi | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at organifi.com/createthelove
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Stepping into Entrepreneurship with Dan Harrison

    Stepping into Entrepreneurship with Dan Harrison

    Themes: Entrepreneurship, Career, Transformation, Purpose

    Summary:

    If you’re a therapist, practitioner, naturopath or healer looking to build your biz online and cultivate more meaning, abundance and freedom in your life, then this episode is for you! Tune in for an insightful conversation with Dan Harrison; former certified financial planner turned course creator and online business mentor who specializes in authentic selling, relationship-based marketing and transformational leadership.

    Discover:


    The beauty of entrepreneurship and starting before you’re ready
    The best place you can focus your time and energy as an entrepreneur
    Selling the transformation vs. your time
    Some of the most common challenges when stepping into entrepreneurship

    00:00 Intro

    02:14 Soulful Sales

    07:25 From sales rep to empowering people

    10:37 The beauty of entrepreneurship

    21:10 Being of service

    25:00 Sell the transformation

    32:26 Free vs. paid information

    36:52 Biggest challenges in entrepreneurship

    43:46 Fall in love with the process

    Links:


    Book a free 15 minute insight coaching call with Dan here and be sure to mention that I sent you!
    Instagram | @thedanharrison
    Facebook | Private Practice Rebels
    Website | Soulful Sales Co.

    Sponsors:


    Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove
    Organifi | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at organifi.com/createthelove
    Create the Love Cards | Use code CTLCARDS15 for 15% off at createthelove.com/cards
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    • 47 min
    Overcoming Perfectionism with Vitale Buford Hardin

    Overcoming Perfectionism with Vitale Buford Hardin

    Themes: Perfectionism, Excellence, Career, Authenticity, Self-Compassion, Self-Worth

    Summary:

    This week I’m pumped to be joined by my good friend, Vitale Buford Hardin who is a top leadership consultant, driver of leadership excellence, and CEO of The Hardin Group, a leadership consulting firm. Tune in as we unpack perfectionism, why it manifests, how it affects us in the workplace and within our relationships, and ultimately how to actually heal from it.

    Vitale believes that “who we are is how we lead,” so the real leadership work begins with ourselves. Vitale brings her training and concepts to life in a fun and relatable way, empowering teams and companies to transform the way they work, produce, and relate. She is an iPEC-certified executive coach, trainer, award-winning speaker, and author. Featured in The New York Times, she is the author of the book, Addicted to Perfect, detailing her struggle with perfectionism and how she overcame it. 

    Discover:


    What perfectionism is and the different ways in which it can manifest
    The root cause of perfectionism
    The first step in detaching from the need to be perfect
    How companies and leaders can actually benefit from addressing and healing perfectionism in the workplace

    00:00 Intro

    00:46 What is perfectionism?

    02:55 Why we chase perfection

    05:30 Detaching from perfectionism

    07:37 Perfectionism in the workplace

    12:06 How it affects innovation

    17:47 Are men or women more prone to perfectionism?

    21:27 Perfectionism in relationships

    28:00 Compassion and perfectionism can’t coexist

    30:34 Excellence instead of perfectionism

    32:23 Vitale’s struggle with perfectionism

    Links:


    Book | Addicted to Perfect: A Journey Out of the Grips of Adderall
    Website | The Hardin Group
    LinkedIn | Vitale Buford Hardin

    Sponsors:


    Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove
    Organifi | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at organifi.com/createthelove
    Create the Love Cards | Use code CTLCARDS15 for 15% off at createthelove.com/cards
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    • 39 min
    The Art of Self-Inquiry with Byron Katie

    The Art of Self-Inquiry with Byron Katie

    Themes: Self Inquiry, Ego, Liberation, Awareness, Mental Health, Spirituality

    Summary:

    This week I’m SO excited to be joined by a trailblazer and icon whose work has deeply impacted my life: Byron Katie. Tune in to discover the powerful method of inquiry born directly out of Byron Katie’s experience that allows you to release yourself from suffering and access the wisdom that always exists within you.

    In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.

    Byron Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, now in a revised edition, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.

    Discover:


    Four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light
    A powerful way to handle and reframe criticism
    A simple tool to identify the cause of your stress and suffering
    The profound freedom that comes with questioning and turning around your thoughts

    00:00 Intro

    00:56 What is “The Work”?

    03:48 The four questions

    09:05 Ego

    13:54 Is it true?

    22:19 The world is divided

    24:58 Stop thinking

    32:07 Self-realization, until it’s lived, has no power

    34:12 It’s all perfect

    36:04 Defensiveness

    39:25 Judge your neighbor worksheet

    50:46 Turning around your thoughts

    Links:


    Instagram | @byron.katie
    Facebook | @theworkofbyronkatie
    YouTube | @theworkofbk
    Podcast | The Work
    Worksheet | Judge Your Neighbour
    Join her for At Home with BK on Zoom every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. Pacific Time.

    Sponsors:


    Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove
    Organifi | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at organifi.com/createthelove
    Create the Love Cards | Use code CTLCARDS15 for 15% off at createthelove.com/cards
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    • 55 min
    How to Relationship Better with John Kim & Vanessa Bennett

    How to Relationship Better with John Kim & Vanessa Bennett

    Themes: Attachment Theory, Conflict, Relationships, Intimacy, Parenthood

    Summary:

    Today I’m joined by John Kim and Vanessa Bennett for a wonderful conversation discussing the core themes from their new book, “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” including how to navigate differences in your relationship. 

    John Kim (aka The Angry Therapist) and Vanessa Bennett are not only licensed therapists and relationship coaches but master plate spinners. Writing books, hosting podcasts, creating mental health content, and raising their toddler are just a few of those spinning plates.

    Before their worlds collided, they each experienced the painful expiration of long term relationships which thrust them into their inner journeys, personal therapy, therapy school, and helping thousands of people relationship better. As a couple, they are committed to being transparent about their baggage, bullsh*t, and the slippery knots of their own imperfect relationship to help illuminate the surprising issues that hinder all of us from finding, enjoying, and sustaining love.

    Discover:


    How to navigate different love languages
    Framing your differences as opportunities
    Tips for navigating conflict with your partner
    The difference between doing life with someone vs. doing life at or around them

    00:00 Intro

    04:00 Therapists are human too

    07:20 Writing a book with your partner

    10:03 Different love languages

    16:55 The anxious/avoidant dance

    19:07 Differences in relationship

    23:33 It’s in the small moments

    28:20 Handling conflict

    35:11 Past relationships vs. now

    39:00 Softness & vulnerability in relationship

    41:00 Greatest challenges in couples

    47:22 Being transactional

    53:47 Clean anger is necessary 

     

    Links:


    Instagram: @vanessasbennett + @theangrytherapist
    TikTok: @thecodayoga +  @theangrytherapist
    Pre-order Vanessa and John's new book, It’s Not Me It’s You, here.

    Sponsors:


    Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove
    Organifi | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at organifi.com/createthelove
    Create the Love Cards | Use code CTLCARDS15 for 15% off at createthelove.com/cards
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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4.3K Ratings

Alie.D. ,

MARK FOR PRESIDENT

I can’t even begin to express how thankful I am to have found CreateTheLove & this podcast 🥹 it has been like my therapy! I especially love when Mark talks about living in your truth. Something I value even more now that I have experienced being with someone who didn’t. So thank you! Thanks for healing so many hearts around the world 🫶🏼

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Favorite Podcast!

This is 💯 my go-to podcast! Following Mark’s teachings on this podcast, his app (Min’d), and IG have been a game changer on my personal growth journey. I am truly so grateful from the depth of my being. Big gratitude to you, Mark, and all your guests.

StephanieO503 ,

Morning Routine

Mark has been a part of my morning routine for over a hundred episodes so far. I absolute love the content, and even when I deemed the subject or topic irrelevant to my life, I shifted a little anyway. I love the holistic coverage of everything Mark and his guests unveil. Fan til the end right here. Thanks Mark for following your heart so we all can make some space in ours. Much love.

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