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Give your mind a little love today! Open your mind and expand your possibilities with an hour of mindset and self-love mentoring each week! We explore evidence-based research and raw personal stories to help you wake up to your power and lead a more intentional life. Think of it like your weekly action plan toward your highest self! Join host, Melissa Monte, for inspiring interviews into modern mindfulness techniques to level up your mind, body and soul. We explore topics like self-love, developing a positive mindset, finding your purpose, breaking negative thought cycles, reducing stress and anxiety, connecting to your intuition, finding alignment, working with energy, and more… No fluff. No BS. So let’s raise our collective conscious for the greater good… and create a badass legacy along the way. Hit subscribe for 5 karma points. Your future self will thank you. Let’s do this.

Mind Love ♡ Modern Mindfulness Mind Love

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 780 Ratings

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Give your mind a little love today! Open your mind and expand your possibilities with an hour of mindset and self-love mentoring each week! We explore evidence-based research and raw personal stories to help you wake up to your power and lead a more intentional life. Think of it like your weekly action plan toward your highest self! Join host, Melissa Monte, for inspiring interviews into modern mindfulness techniques to level up your mind, body and soul. We explore topics like self-love, developing a positive mindset, finding your purpose, breaking negative thought cycles, reducing stress and anxiety, connecting to your intuition, finding alignment, working with energy, and more… No fluff. No BS. So let’s raise our collective conscious for the greater good… and create a badass legacy along the way. Hit subscribe for 5 karma points. Your future self will thank you. Let’s do this.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    How Your Movement Impacts Who You Are with Erica Hornthal • X88

    How Your Movement Impacts Who You Are with Erica Hornthal • X88

    We will learn: 
    How to identify where you hold you’re emotions in your body. 
    How to identify your default movement patterns.
    How to challenge your movement in small ways to open yourself up for change. 

    What if I told you that the way you move impacts the person that you are? And if you consciously begin to move differently, your life could change?

    That’s what we’re talking about today. 

    Our guest is Erica Hornthal. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and board-certified dance/movement therapist and she’s known as the “Therapist Who Moves You”. Erica’s mission is to change the way people see movement with regard to mental health; moving people toward unlimited potential, greater awareness, and purpose by tapping into their innate body wisdom. 

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    • 52 min
    Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong with Eric Barker • 236

    Why Everything You Know About Relationships Is (Mostly) Wrong with Eric Barker • 236

    We will learn:
    Surprising facts about lonely people. 
    How we can get better at reading people. 
    How to catch a liar. 

    Every über successful person I know is still most proud of their relationships. Relationships increase our life spans and even our health. Connection gives us meaning and purpose.

    So how do we master first impressions? How can we get a feel for someone faster? How can we figure out if someone is being truthful? How can we diffuse arguments faster or resolve conflicts better?

    That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Eric Barker.

    Eric Barker is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller “Barking Up the Wrong Tree”, which has sold over half a million copies. It was even the subject of a question on “Jeopardy!” His newest book “Plays Well with Others” was just released.

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    • 54 min
    Receiving the Present Moment with Jeanne Stevens • X87

    Receiving the Present Moment with Jeanne Stevens • X87

    We will learn:
    How to say goodbye to unhealthy patterns of shame, guilt, and worry.
    The lies we believe when we worry.
    How to develop a realistic relationship with the present moment in a world full of distraction. 

    Wanna know what’s strange? The present moment is literally all we have, yet somehow it’s the most elusive place to be.

    Usually we replay things that have already happened, come up with things we should have done, or should have said, OR we worry about something that hasn’t happened yet.

    But guess what? You are the one with the power to disrupt the cycle to find peace and even guidance. So today we’re going to learn to tap into it.

    Our guest is Jeanne Stevens. She’s the founding and co-lead pastor of Soul City Church in Chicago, one of America's fastest-growing urban churches. Her passion is to help people wake up to their purpose as they pursue a life of wholehearted freedom. 

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    • 54 min
    Learn to Love the Process of Practice with Thomas Sterner • 235

    Learn to Love the Process of Practice with Thomas Sterner • 235

    We will learn:
    Why we find it so much easier to focus on some thing we consider play rather than something we consider work. 
    Why it doesn’t work when we try to enjoy something. 
    4 techniques he calls the “S Words” that help you to develop control over your practicing mind. 

    When was the last time you practiced something in order to get better at it?  If you’re into sports or musical instruments you probably have a leg up on most adults, but even then, a lot of people just lean into the skills they already have rather than picking up new ones.

    The thing about practicing, or practicing well I should say, is that it’s a total present moment activity.

    Our guest is Thomas M. Sterner. He is the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute. He is considered an expert in Present Moment Functioning or PMF.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Secret Burden with Michael Slepian • X86

    The Secret Burden with Michael Slepian • X86

    We will learn: 
    The consequences of secrets and how to know when to open up. 
    The distinction between secrecy and privacy.
    The psychology of “positive secrets” (i.e. a proposal, a surprise party, a promotion). 

    On average we each carry 13 secrets. 13 things that we are just unwilling to share with people.

    This is so shocking to me because I know how secrets can affect a person… and I’ll give you a hint: overall it’s not great.

    So what do we do about it? How do we know when a secret is harmful and how do we make it more bearable to open up?

    That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Michael Slepian. He is the leading expert on the psychology of secrets. Slepian has authored more than fifty articles on secrecy, truth, and deception. 

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    • 50 min
    Is a Mental Health Diagnosis a Lifeline or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? with Sarah Fay • 234

    Is a Mental Health Diagnosis a Lifeline or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? with Sarah Fay • 234

    We will learn:
    Why your mental health diagnosis is not your identity. 
    Surprising questions to ask your doctor when you receive a diagnosis. 
    Why our conversation about mental health has stagnated and how to progress it. 

    Did you know that there’s absolutely no way to measure or prove that you have any of the common (or uncommon) mental health diagnoses? This has a ton of negative implications including overprescribing and misdiagnosing.

    The other big issue with the inaccuracy of these diagnoses is that your mind is powerful. And most people begin to identify with their diagnosis.

    So today we’re talking about how mental health issues are diagnosed and how you can use this knowledge to make informed decisions when it comes to your mental health. 

    Our guest is Sarah Fay. She’s on the faculty at Northwestern University and the founder of Pathological: The Movement. She is also the author of "Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses".

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
780 Ratings

780 Ratings

Mirror Goddess ,

Inspiring and Practical

I love Mind Love - Melissa has amazing guests who share their stories and practical advice for living a more mindful and heart-based life. I love Melissa's soothing voice -- she has a knack for asking questions that take us deeper into fascinating topics. Time files when you're in the mind love zone. Highly recommended!

amyelizawong ,

What amazing energy!

I love Melissa’s vibe. Super relatable, fun, and energizing. She has so much to share, focuses on really powerful topics, and asks fantastic questions of her interviewees. I always get a great nugget or two listening to her podcasts.

woowoojunkie ,

Love, love, love!

I was referred to the Mind Love podcast by a dear friend and what a lighthouse Melissa has been on my spiritual journey! I have recently declared myself a woowoo junkie, craving all things holistic, spiritual, and metaphysically healing to give me that much needed positive energetic kick in the ass…and Mind Love absolutely gives me that fix! Love, love, love!!!

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