52 episodes

See the Upside Podcast is all about seeing the good even when the hard moments happen. Inspired by real life challenges that led to awakenings, we explore ways to do life a little better every day, see the positive in every experience and share the wisdom and stories to inspire each other. Topics range from spirituality, healing, love, wellness, finance, friendship, personal growth, career development and anything else that makes our lives rich, full, happy and just plain good. Interviews are with real people who have thrived through adversity as well as experts in a variety of fields sharing best practices about how to find meaning and purpose in life's most difficult moments. Join the conversation and be inspired to move through life with a little more light, a lot of hope and the knowing that there are incredible, limitless possibilities ahead once you decide to see them.

See The Upside - Overcoming Obstacles and Doing Life a Little Better Everyday Nina Blaicher

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See the Upside Podcast is all about seeing the good even when the hard moments happen. Inspired by real life challenges that led to awakenings, we explore ways to do life a little better every day, see the positive in every experience and share the wisdom and stories to inspire each other. Topics range from spirituality, healing, love, wellness, finance, friendship, personal growth, career development and anything else that makes our lives rich, full, happy and just plain good. Interviews are with real people who have thrived through adversity as well as experts in a variety of fields sharing best practices about how to find meaning and purpose in life's most difficult moments. Join the conversation and be inspired to move through life with a little more light, a lot of hope and the knowing that there are incredible, limitless possibilities ahead once you decide to see them.

    52. Deep Dive into My Strengths, Wounds, Relationships and Purpose: My Personal Astrology Reading with Benjamin Bernstein

    52. Deep Dive into My Strengths, Wounds, Relationships and Purpose: My Personal Astrology Reading with Benjamin Bernstein

    In this episode, Astrologer, Shaman and all around intuitive rockstar, Benjamin Bernstein reads my natal chart.  
    We deep dive into all the ways I have opportunity to heal and grow, expand and blossom and live my very best life. 
    I've always been fascinated with Astrology and how we are all unique intuitive beings connected to something greater than ourselves. I was aware of my sun sign (Virgo), Moon Sign (Aries) and Ascendant (Pisces) and the general idea of that they mean - 
    Sun - your identity, who you are are your essence
    Moon - how you feel, who you are when noone is watching
    Ascendant - how you present yourself to the world. 

    But in this episode we deep dive into SOOOO much more and I was blown AWAY by the accuracy and insight Benjamin was able to provide from my chart. I felt incredibly inspired and validated. It explained so much and gave me some areas to really explore and celebrate in such a beautiful way. 

    I highly recommend doing a reading if you're feeling stuck, confused, want to learn more about your purpose, understand your emotions and relationships better or are just plain curious. So much here!

    In the interview we touch on: 
    How to tell the difference between an intuitive hit and a passing thoughtWhat my purpose is and how I can fully express it in the worldThe meaning of each of the planets and their position in my chartHow the houses fit in and what that means How to best approach relationships based on my chart What I should look for in a partner to make me feel most fulfilled and connectedWhat is a Yod and how it plays in your life purposeHow to be empathetic while protecting your own energyWhat happens when a planet is in it's own house (Jupiter is in my career house and in Sag)What is means for signs to be fixed, cardinal or mutableWhat's in store for me right now and how to maximize the energy in the universe at this momentLoved this SO much! Hope you enjoy this look into what a natal chart ready can look like and how much fun it can be!
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    Connect with Benjamin:
    Website: https://www.astroshaman.com/
    Book a Natal Chart Reading: https://www.astroshaman.com/services/astrology/
    Benjamin's Podcasts: https://www.astroshaman.com/my-podcasts/
    Benjamin's Book: Book
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astroshamanAVL/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bernstein.benjamin/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ItsAllGoodAstrology
    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    51. How to Feel Light, Free + Calm by Decluttering your House and Your Heart with Conny Graf

    51. How to Feel Light, Free + Calm by Decluttering your House and Your Heart with Conny Graf

    I think we all like to do a little bit of decluttering for the new year. Getting rid of the old and changing up the things that no longer serve us. What we may not realize until we're actually doing it, is it can be really hard to let go.  Why do we get so attached to things? Why do we want to hang on even when we know it's not good for us or when we may not even like something? 

    In this episode with Conny Graf we talk about clutter. I'm not just talking about physical clutter, although we get into that too, it's the extra things we hang onto that take up space, energy in our head and our hearts that could actually be weighing us down, creating blocks and stopping us from becoming our highest, best version of ourselves. 

    Simplifying and letting go of clutter can be so incredibly freeing. It feels light, clean, simple and open.  It can lift us up and inspire us. And it allows us to really soak in and focus on the beauty and the things we love which become much more visible and clear when we declutter. 

    In the episode we talk about: 
    How to decide which items to keep when going through a loved ones itemsThe various kinds of clutter and how they're connectedHow clutter ties into worthinessHow to clean out your closet and why it can totally uplevel your mood for the entire dayWhy many people get overwhelmed with declutteringWhy the emotionally charged items are not where you want to beginWhy our environment has such a strong impact on how we feel What is a love tour and what it can tell you about your homeThe surprising place most women stash their clutterHow clutter factors into getting great sleepThe easy simple way to know if you should keep something or give it awayWhy we should be using our “special” things every day rather than hiding themWhich room to start decluttering in firstHow you can create incredible connection with someone over declutteringHow decluttering can help process traumaWhat are some ways you are hanging on to clutter? How can you currate a home and a life that is beautiful and elevates your consciousness and mood? This episode will get you thinking about it and help you navigate the obstacles that can come while decluttering. 
    Connect with Conny:
    Website: https://connygraf.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamconnygraf/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fromchaostopeace
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connygraf
    Conny's Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/from-chaos-to-peace-with-conny/id1500105992
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Connygraf
    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
    Facebook - See The Upside

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    50. Be the Light - How to Embody and Share Positive Energy with Carolina Ayala

    50. Be the Light - How to Embody and Share Positive Energy with Carolina Ayala

    For the 50th episode - yay! And the last episode of 2022, it's only fitting to have the topic be around positive energy. 
    We are all energetic beings that embody, create, share, exchange manifest and emit energy to each other. So wouldn't you want that energy to feel good, be positive, and to become a light that you share and shine on others? 
    I think we all WANT to be that and feel that, but with life happening and obstacles in the way, it can be difficult to connect with that part of ourselves. 

    In this episode, I speak with energy expert, Carolina Ayala. Carolina struggled with her own low vibrational energy caused by not living aligned with who she truly was. It was through consciously realizing this wasn't how and who she wanted to be, that she was able to shift her mindset, her energy and her life. 

    In the episode we talk about: 


    What is life force or Prana healing and how it can change your lifeHow to know when to put in effort and when to let go and allowWhat are the basic laws of energy How energy follows your intention and your intention creates your realityWhy applying the lessons we learn is so important to how we view life challengesHow working with your energy is like working out,  it’s a practice and results happen over time. Why being happy is a skill you can developHow we are conditioned to focus on problems and negativityWhy it’s important to ask if you are intentionaly creating your reality or reacting to a situationHow separating our identity from our problems will relieve much of our suffering Why letting go of perfection on your personal growth journey is so important to progressHow to know if you are living focused on comparisonHarnessing our emotions and realizing they are information, but not necessarily the truth of what isHow to set the energy tone in a relationship
    One of my greatest goals on my own personal growth journey is to vibrate higher daily. To embody positivity, see the opportunity in the challenges and to share light with others. This conversation reminded me that this is a practice. That there is no arriving or mastering, but only continual expansion and growth and that through the realization that we aren't perfect and we aren't SUPPOSED to be perfect, but rather are on a quest to simply do our best every day, is so soul filling and inspiring. 

    Connect with Carolina:
    Website: https://sociatap.com/CarolinaAyala/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caritoayalao/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caritoayalao
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolina-ayala-7788596/
    Carolina's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Its-Piece-Cake-simple-reaching-ebook/dp/B0BDDJ4QX1


    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
    Facebook - See The Upside

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    • 48 min
    49. Facing Unresolved Trauma and Why Now is Your Time To Heal with Greg Wieting

    49. Facing Unresolved Trauma and Why Now is Your Time To Heal with Greg Wieting

    Mental health and emotional wellness are the foundation of feeling good and showing up as the best version of ourselves, but many of us don't know where to even begin. We may be feeling stuck, blocked, dissatisfied, less than, overwhelmed, unsettled, unhappy, confused or many other less-than-desirable ways of moving through life. 

    The great news is that there's always a beautiful light at the end of the tunnel!
    To begin, it's making the decision to feel and do life better and getting to the root of our trauma so we can heal. It requires us to slow down, take stock, go within and get intimately connected with ourselves.  

    This episode with Greg Wieting focuses on how to navigate owning our own mental wellness by having compassion and understanding for our trauma. He shares ways to tap into understanding where you are, how to start on the path of owning your mental health and get to feeling GOOD!

    Greg began by exploring his own healing as he navigated coming to terms with significant trauma. On his journey, he evaluated many holistic ways of healing and has now developed  his own system to help others. In the interview we explore many of the themes Greg sees with his clients as he shares recommendations on how to embrace the journey and empowering ourselves with owning our own emotional well being. 

    Some of the topics we dive into are:
    What is trauma informed healing How exploring your own healing can guide you to your purposeWhy understanding and regulating the nervous system is the beginning of mental wellnessNavigating fight or flight or please and appeaseHow non judgement and compassion comes into play in healing traumaWhy embodiment is so important when we are under stress and how to do itHow slowing down and taking a sacred pause can broaden our tolerance and leads to healingHow triggers can bring us back to the trauma event and what to do when that happensHow we experience emotion in our body Why triggers make our bodies respond as if the danger is realReorienting from pain to possibilityHow mental health is evolving to accept more holistic integrative systemsWhat if anxiety and depression are healthy responses to an unhealthy environmentHow our bodies can embody protective strategies that can be carried as weight like an armorThe difference between caring and taking care of someoneDoing relationship audits and why they’re importantHow to handle dead ends in your healing journey and why they’re importantEvery day we have the opportunity to choose to do life better. We are designed to feel GOOD and to have a happy, fulfilling life! We all deserve healing, and it begins with taking care of ourselves.

    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
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    Connect with Greg:
    Website: https://www.gregwieting.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greg_wieting/
    Facebook:
    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
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    • 45 min
    48. How to Flow in Life like you Flow in Yoga with Amanda Sheble of Core Power Yoga

    48. How to Flow in Life like you Flow in Yoga with Amanda Sheble of Core Power Yoga

    If you've been following the podcast you know I LOVE Yoga. It is a HUGE part of my life and has been a major part of my overall well being, healing, connection to myself and the world. Simply put, yoga has become a way of life for me of sorts. 
    But it wasn't always that way. When I was first introduced to yoga, I had been a runner for years and I just wasn't sure whether I could get the same results in yoga that I did with running. 
    Well I was right. I didn't get the same results. I got SO much more than I ever could have imagined. I got peace. Inner connection. Friendship. Inspiration. Intention. Healing. Reflection. Growth. Self awareness. Freedom. Love.
    Yoga is a mind, body spirit practice. It is a way to connect first and foremost with our bodies and our breath. But beyond that, it is a way of thinking, feeling and being. 

    In this week's interview, I speak with one of my very favorite Yoga Instructors from Core Power Yoga at the Paradise Valley Location in Arizona, Amanda Sheble. 
    Amanda and I connected immediately and I'm positive there was divine intervention going on in our meeting in this lifetime.
    In the interview we cover a LOT of spiritual and physical ground. We get into: 


    How yoga can bring our trauma to the surface and allow it and flow through it and lead to healingHow yoga makes us more aware of our physical bodies and creates a connection between the mind body spiritWhy certain poses can bring feelings to the surfaceWhat is trauma and how our bodies hold onto itHow yoga helped me navigate and express the grief of my divorceWhy and how I shifted from running to yogaHow yoga can be healing if you have eating disordersWhat is an intention in yoga and why it makes a class so soul filling and healingSanskrit, Chakras, Asanas, Yamas, Intentions, yoga philosophy and rootsWhat is non attachment and how it relates to your lifeLearning to listen to what your body needs on a given day and flowing with what feels goodWhat does it mean to live a yoga life and how to do it Why letting go in yoga and in life is so hardHow to let yoga bring more mindfulness into your life and why it mattersLoved this combo and love geeking out on yoga! If you haven't tried yoga yet. it's never too late and literally anyone can do it. Know that yoga is SO much more than a workout, it's a way of life that will bring peace, calm, knowing and healing - even in your first class!

    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
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    Connect with Core Power:
    Website: https://www.corepoweryoga.com/





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    • 56 min
    47. Finding Sustainable Soul Filling Happiness Even When Life Gets Hard with Darrin Tulley

    47. Finding Sustainable Soul Filling Happiness Even When Life Gets Hard with Darrin Tulley

    We all want to be happy.  At times we may have a sense that something is off, we might feel burned out, uninspired, lost, depleted, or going through something really hard.  So how to we bring ourselves back to happiness, or even learn to find it when life brings challenge?

    In this interview with former corporate executive, author, executive coach, management consultant, board advisor, keynote speaker, and leader of experiential learning workshops for his original platform and book, Live Your Possible, Darrin Tulley, we break down how to live life happier, more purposeful, and just plain better.  We dive into the elements that create true happiness and how to connect with that part of ourselves at any time. Whether life is on the up and up or if things are difficult. 

    Some of the topics covered in the interview are:
    Why many of us live on autopilot and  what we miss out on when we do thisTapping into our imagination by going back to our childhood and remembering when we were open, free and creative.What can happen when we share our emotions at workHow picking a mantra can create purpose in your lifeWhy we change who we are to become what people expect from us Why denying our true selves in how we are limit possibilities and how the real opportunity is in letting go and being who we really areHow our kids and our romantic relationships are our greatest lessons and mirrorsWhy happiness is not about perfection and eliminating hard momentsHow to start developing a sense of wonder and possibility and shifting away from worry and regretHow to make happiness a habit and share it and shine it out to others How to find joy at workWhy slowing down is so important to being happyThe questions to ask ourselves to understand what makes us happyWhy the authentic expression of ourselves feels so goodHow to  get through our darkest moments We are HERE in this life to be happy. But sometimes we just can't seem to figure out how. In this episode we peel back all the layers and bask in all the ways to feel happier. Yes to that! You can check on Darrin's podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/02pTPOfo8ECffUnxitKckc?si=L4nUuzfOSTeDuTmDNz_ltQ

    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
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    Connect with Darrin:
    Website: https://ignitehappy.com/
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrintulley/
    Ignite Happy Book
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ignitehappy/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ignitehappy/?hl=en
    Connect with See The Upside:
    Website - www.SeetheUpside.com
    Instagram - @see.theupside
    Facebook - See The Upside

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    • 1 hr 6 min

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