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A Balancing Act is a podcast for anyone in the arts desiring more. The focus is on sharing conscious, uplifting, inspiring conversation about navigating the ups and downs of this beautiful, crazy business.

Soulful Ambition Analisa Leaming

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 125 Ratings

A Balancing Act is a podcast for anyone in the arts desiring more. The focus is on sharing conscious, uplifting, inspiring conversation about navigating the ups and downs of this beautiful, crazy business.

    Healing Through Nature and Psychedelics w/ Greg Wrenn

    Healing Through Nature and Psychedelics w/ Greg Wrenn

    🚀Sign up for the In-Person Workshop with Analisa, “Unlocking the Power of Desire,” May 1st!! 
    🚀Get Analisa's signature practices to unleash your star power + take aligned action towards your soulful ambitions: HERE
     
    Episode Highlights: Analisa’s Post Partum Depression 
    The prevalence of trauma and PTSD and the available healing methods
    Meaning of, “The ecological is personal, and the personal is ecological”
    The power of nature in healing us from pain 
    The hope of neuroplasticity! 
    Talk therapy and trauma 
    Steps we can take to help the planet
     
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, Analisa interviews Greg Wrenn, a former Stanford lecturer and author of "Mothership: A Memoir of Wonder and Crisis," which explores healing from childhood trauma through nature and psychedelics. Greg talks about how mental health issues represent a significant yet often overlooked crisis impacting countless individuals.
    Many of these challenges stem from childhood experiences, evolving into traumatic events that shape adult life. While therapy and coaching offer pathways to recovery and healing, the natural world has an undeniable power to facilitate healing processes. With its calming and rejuvenating properties, nature often plays a pivotal role in restoring mental well-being. 
    He shares more about this from his latest book, where he documents an evidence-based account of his quest to heal from complex PTSD by turning to endangered coral reefs and psychedelic plants after traditional therapies failed—and his awakening to the need for us to heal the planet as well.
    Grab His latest book, Mothership: A Memoir of Wonder and Crisis Here.
    Visit Greg’s Website
    Follow Greg on Instagram 
    Soulful Ambition is a show for big dreamers about choosing to live inside out & acting upon your deepest longings, from starting your dream business to starring on Broadway, from sacred activism to being a radiant, aligned parent, and everything in between. The manifestation of your desires is your destined path and the medicine and magic that the world needs.

    • 55 min
    When Your Desires Feel Dangerous

    When Your Desires Feel Dangerous

    🚀Sign up for the In-Person Workshop with Analisa, “Unlocking the Power of Desire,” on May 1st!! 
    🚀Get Analisa's signature practices to unleash your star power + take aligned action towards your soulful ambitions: HERE.
     
    Episode Highlights: 
    Noticing in the body if it feels safe to dream big
    Building a healthy relationship with your desires
    How to cultivate the practice of feeling your longing
    Allowing your desire to be the fuel for your deepest longing
    Being turned ON by your own desire 
     
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, Analisa shows up in a real and transparent way and unpacks in real time how she’s feeling disconnected from her dreams. 
    Through her own example, Analisa talks about giving yourself permission to notice if it even feels same to long deeply, to be where you are, to begin to embody your desire and fully inhabit your current space. Drawing from her heartfelt experience, she unveils the transformative power of slowing down, feeling deeply, and nurturing the relationship with your desires. Living from a place of soulful alignment is about embracing your longing and taking action from a place of authenticity, clarity, and resonance. 
    Analisa then invites you to self reflect on your current relationship with your desire. Do you trust it? How can you nurture this relationship? 
    Finally, Analisa shares a practice to begin to become turned on by your passion. Your desires are the fuel that propels you forward with energy and vitality. So, learn how to tap into your desire and allow yourself to be guided by the energy that lights you up and inspires each step toward realizing your aspirations.
    This is an episode for anyone longing to build a relationship with their desires, get clear on what they really want, and go after their dream or vision! 
     
    Soulful Ambition is a show for big dreamers about choosing to live inside out & acting upon your deepest longings, from starting your dream business to starring on Broadway, from sacred activism to being a radiant, aligned parent, and everything in between. The manifestation of your desires is your destined path and the medicine and magic that the world needs.

    • 22 min
    The importance of emotional expression in pursuit of our deepest desires w/ Madelyn Moon

    The importance of emotional expression in pursuit of our deepest desires w/ Madelyn Moon

    🚀Sign up for the In-Person Workshop with Analisa “Unlocking the Power of Desire” May 1st!! Early bird ends 4/15
    🚀Get Analisa's signature practices to unleash your star power + take aligned action towards your soulful ambitions: HERE.
     
    Episode Highlights: 
    Embracing messy emotional expression
    Ritualizing the embodiment of emotions
    The power that unfelt emotions have over us
    Feminine/masculine energies are ungendered
    Bringing creativity into your love life
     
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, Analisa interviews Madelyn Moon, a voice in the world of feminine-masculine relationships. Madelyn shares her personal journey of moving away from perfectionism and embracing full emotional expression, even the messy and untamed parts. She discusses the importance of ritually enacting and embodying challenging emotional states like anger and fear, rather than suppressing them. Madelyn emphasizes creating safe containers and "bookends" to explore these states without projecting onto others.
    Madelyn explains that feminine and masculine refer to different aspects of consciousness and expression, not gender itself. She advocates reclaiming these terms from cultural assumptions. Towards the end, Madelyn shares about her current intention to prioritize home life and potentially starting a family. She discusses finding more sustainable business models to create space for this new phase.
    This is an episode for anyone longing to embrace and be true to all aspects of themselves! 
     
    Madelyn Moon is a leading voice in the world of feminine-masculine relationships, devoted to serving women in liberating their expressive, artistic hearts with themselves, with partners, and with the world. Her work and story has been featured in hundreds of podcasts as well as various publications such as BBC, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Thought Catalog, Nylon Magazine, The Daily Mail, Vice, Greatist, Men's Health, PEOPLE and ABC News Nightline.
    Madelyn is the host of the top 100 ranked podcast, The Madelyn Moon Show, and the author of the best-selling book on conscious intimacy, Artist of Love. She teaches live programs, workshops and courses year round.
    Grab her free gift 50 ways to be Creative in Love Here. 
    Follow Madelyn on Instagram and visit her website. 
     Soulful Ambition is a show for big dreamers about choosing to live inside out & acting upon your deepest longings. From starting your dream business to starring on Broadway, from sacred activism to being a radiant, aligned parent and everything in between. The manifestation of your desires is your destined path and the medicine and magic that the world needs.
     

    • 56 min
    How + Why to do Shadow Work with Leona Waller

    How + Why to do Shadow Work with Leona Waller

    🚀Learn more about working with Analisa HERE.
    🚀Get Analisa's signature practices to unleash your star power + take aligned action towards your soulful ambitions: HERE.
     
    Episode Highlights: 
    From Atheism to all things subconscious, energetic + mysterious
    The beauty of embracing grief, rage, and pain 
    Unshaming ourselves 
    Practical embodiment practices to move stuck emotions + energy 
    The four biggest fears causing you to reject your fullness 
     
    Episode Summary:
    Analisa invited dear friend and soul sister, Leona Waller, to unpack last week’s episode around shadow work to make it even more practical and applicable to listeners' everyday life. Leona shares her journey from neuroscience to becoming an embodiment facilitator and how she went from a devout atheist to being devoted to her own soul and shadow work. Analisa and Leona share how they recognize their shadowselves and different tools and practices they both use to integrate the dark, uncomfortable, painful parts of their human. Embodiment is a big piece of their discussion and listeners will leave with an understanding of what it is and ways to practice it today! They turn the discussion to our four main fears: humiliation, alienation, loss, and persecution and how to reframe them as initiations to build the stamina to shine! 
     
    Leona Waller is a neuroscientist turned embodiment facilitator and revolutionist. 
    Follow her on Instagram and read her brilliant writing on substack.

    Soulful Ambition is a show for big dreamers about choosing to live inside out & acting upon your deepest longings. From starting your dream business to starring on Broadway, from sacred activism to being a radiant, aligned parent and everything in between. The manifestation of your desires is your destined path and the medicine and magic that the world needs.

    • 38 min
    #81 Embrace Your Shadows + Claim Your Light w/ Xavier Dagba

    #81 Embrace Your Shadows + Claim Your Light w/ Xavier Dagba

    🚀Learn more about working with Analisa HERE.
    🚀Get Analisa's signature practices to unleash your star power + take aligned action towards your soulful ambitions: HERE.
     
    Episode Highlights: 
    From a PhD to washing dishes
    Integrative Thinking rather than positive thinking 
    Shadow work: repression to expression
    The bridge between our human selves and our Divinity 
    Understanding our Golden Shadow
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode Analisa interviews Xavier Dagba, a life coach, shadow work facilitator, and mystic. Xavier shares his journey of leaving his PhD program to follow his inner calling, facing fears of failure and rebuilding from the humble job of washing dishes. Through experiencing his own health issues and repressions, Xavier came to shadow work, integrating the darkness to clear trauma and embody wholeness. Now with a large following, Xavier stresses integrating all parts of oneself, using "integrative thinking" to move collective evolution forward. He and Analisa discuss welcoming your pain and discovering the balance between accepting where you are and excitement for where you want to be. Listen to learn tools to connect to your highest self and navigate your life from a fully aligned place.
     
    Xavier Dagba is a shadow work facilitator, writer and mystic. He offers transformative online courses, coaching and workshops. Known for helping people heal and integrate their fragmented parts to fully embody their power, Xavier is considered a leader in the field of shadow work. His "Awaken Your Golden Shadow" course has supported thousands.
    Take the course and learn more about Xavier here and follow him on Instagram.

    Soulful Ambition is a show for big dreamers about choosing to live inside out & acting upon your deepest longings. From starting your dream business to starring on Broadway, from sacred activism to being a radiant, aligned parent and everything in between. The manifestation of your desires is your destined path and the medicine and magic that the world needs.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Balancing Act meets Soulful Ambition: The Trailer

    A Balancing Act meets Soulful Ambition: The Trailer

    Welcome to Soulful Ambition, formerly known as A Balancing Act, Analisa's latest iteration of her work in the world.
     Soulful Ambition explores what it means to live inside out and go after our deepest longings. Soulful Ambition might sound contradictory at first… Because we’ve let society define ambition as striving for individual success, monetary gain, and personal achievements.  But that’s not what the soul really craves. In each episode, we’re calling back the parts of ourselves conditioned to society’s grind and external pressure. And awakening the longing in your chest that is so big it threatens to swallow you whole.  So you can shine unapologetically, source from within, and move towards your big, wild dreams. Not to become a manifesting babe/bro striving for individual success, but because your dreams are your destined path and the medicine that the world needs. 
    To learn more about Analisa and how you can work together: www.analisaleaming.com 
    IG: www.instagram.com/analisaleaming 
     

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Hconkin ,

Not just for performers!

I love the evolution of this podcast! The concepts Analisa once used to inspire performers on their journey are useful and translate to everyone. Whether you are an artist, performer, or a corporate gal like me, there’s something for you here.

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LOVE

One of my favorite podcasts ever!!! Analisa is incredible and each episode is thought provoking and illuminating. I look forward to listening every week!

sami1894 ,

A Shining Light in the Podcast Space!

Analisa truly has such an amazing energy and so much insight in how to pursue your big dreams without feeling grippy or held back by our own fears! She is such a light and I love gaining new knowledge from her every week!

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