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In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, peace, emotional balance, and how our understanding of ourselves impacts the most important relationships in our lives.

The Adult Chair Michelle Chalfant

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    • 4.9 • 1.5K Ratings

In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, peace, emotional balance, and how our understanding of ourselves impacts the most important relationships in our lives.

    How To Listen to Your Soul

    How To Listen to Your Soul

    Lately, there’s been something stirring in my soul.
     
    I don’t know exactly what it is yet, but I feel like it’s going to be BIG – like something new is coming, and I need to go inward and listen for what it is. 
     
    Have you ever felt this way? When this happens, I believe it’s our soul tugging at us, trying to tell us something about our mission and purpose on the planet.
     
    And I have made it my intention to always listen when the soul calls.
     
    It’s something I like to call “soul alignment” — a practice of going within and listening to the soul to get clarity on who we are and our illuminated path.
     
    In this episode, I’m teaching you how to tune into the voice of your soul (the part of you that is seated squarely in the Adult Chair), why this is so important and how to clear the blocks that stand between us and our souls.
     
    The five simple practices I share in today’s podcast will help you hear your soul’s whispers and nudges, know and feel the next steps on your path and take aligned action — not from the Adolescent Chair but from the Adult Chair.
     
    Listen to discover:
    The power of “soul alignment”
    The importance of “deep listening”
    How the ego gets in the way of listening
    5 steps to listen to your soul
    How to unlock greater passion, purpose and peace
    The ego is rooted in fear, lives in the past and future and often screams at us in a loud voice. The soul lives in the present moment and speaks to us in a whisper, which is why we have to get still to hear it. 
     
    This episode will help you get out of your mind and into your heart, go inward and listen deeply to find your true purpose and guidance from within.
     
    “When we align with our soul, we are guided.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "When you're aligned with your soul, even the things that feel – to the ego – bad, what we find is that these things are the most beautiful gifts that we could have ever received." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “What your soul has in store for you is unlike anyone else on the entire planet.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “Meditation is simply a practice that brings you into the present moment.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “You’re going to feel nudges or feel pulled or moved to do things. That’s your soul. Pay attention.” - Michelle Chalfant 
     
    “Your soul’s not going to talk to you from your head. Your soul’s going to talk to you through your heart.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “Ego lives in past and future only. Soul lives in present moment only.” - Michelle Chalfant 
     
    MORE ADULT CHAIR
     
    The Adult Chair® Website
    https://theadultchair.com   
     
    Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant 
     
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ 
     
    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ 
     
    YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant
     

    • 30 min
    Healing Through Grounding with Clint Ober

    Healing Through Grounding with Clint Ober

    What if the secret to better sleep, less inflammation and reduced pain was as simple as walking barefoot in the grass?
     
    Both the earth and our bodies have an electrical charge, and “grounding” (or “earthing”) refers to the practice of connecting our bodies to the earth – keeping the body’s charge at an optimal balance and unlocking tremendous health benefits.
     
    If you think this sounds like something made up by a crunchy tree hugger, think again: the father of grounding, Clint Ober, is actually a cable guy.
     
    Clint had a strong connection with nature from growing up on a ranch out West and great knowledge about how electrical currents work from his career in the cable industry. 
     
    One day, he saw a group of tourists all wearing thick rubber-soled shoes (a non-conductive material), and it hit him:
     
    Could our modern lifestyle be keeping us from grounding into the earth?
     
    This has led to a new frontier of health research, with very promising findings about the impact of grounding on inflammation, stress, autoimmune disease and more. It’s the real deal! 
     
    I had the chance to talk to the man himself, Clint Ober, about how grounding works in the body, why our society is so ungrounded, the many, many health benefits of grounding and how anyone can start grounding – for FREE and today.
     
    Listen to discover:
    What earthing and grounding is
    Why our bodies need to be connected to the earth's electrical charge
    How grounding works in our immune system
    The positive effect grounding can have on pain and chronic disease 
    How you can start grounding today
    Grounding is so simple – it literally just requires going outside with bare feet (or conductive shoes).
     
    And unlike so many health hacks or miracle cures on the market, this isn’t something to be added to your health…instead, it’s a return. 
     
    A return to nature, our design and the natural harmony that occurs when we’re connected to our bodies and the earth. 
     
    "The earth is basically electrical." - Clint Ober
     
    "We can heal these illnesses we're walking around with by grounding." - Michelle Chalfant 
     
    "We've totally insulated ourselves from the earth when we're wearing shoes." - Clint Ober 
     
    "You can't have inflammation in a grounded object." - Clint Ober
     
    "As soon as you get grounded, then you have the earth's energy all around your body, and it pushes away all of this environmental stuff." - Clint Ober
     
    "If you want to take 10 years off your [age], just go outdoors and stick your bare feet on the grass." - Clint Ober
     
    "The body is always striving to heal itself. Always. We are in the way." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
     
    Clint Ober Earthing and Grounding Products
    https://www.earthing.com/
     
    Earthing Studies
    https://earthinginstitute.net/ 
     
    Earthing Movie
    https://www.earthingmovie.com/
     
    MORE ADULT CHAIR
     
    The Adult Chair® Website
    https://theadultchair.com   
     
    Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant 
     
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ 
     
    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ 
     
    YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Practical Intuition with Laura Day

    Practical Intuition with Laura Day

    Have you ever gotten a “gut feeling” that something was going to happen…and then it did? Or sensed that someone wasn’t trustworthy or that you shouldn’t move forward with a decision? 
     
    This is your intuition at work!
     
    Intuition is something we all possess, and something we’ve all undeniably experienced, but how it works remains largely a mystery. Is it something spiritual? Psychological? Biological? 
     
    Laura Day grew up feeling like her brain was “different” in some way. She knew she had ADD and a number of head injuries, but she didn’t know she had an uncanny intuition until one day, she saw a television program about ESP research. She immediately related to it, picked up the phone, called the researchers and said, “I can do that.” For years, she participated in research studies about intuition and how it works.
     
    Since then, Laura has built a high-profile career using her intuition for large companies and organizations and teaching others how to develop and tap into their innate intuition. A math, science and data nerd, Laura had no preconceived notions about intuition, which has given her a practical, grounded approach to learning and teaching about this ability.
     
    In this episode, Laura shares her insights into what intuition actually is, how to tell the difference between intuition and fear, how to enhance your intuition and why intuition alone isn’t enough – we must direct it towards action. 
     
    If you’ve ever been curious about how those gut feelings and seemingly “sixth senses” work, you’re going to love this episode! 
     
    Listen to discover:
    Whether or not we’re all born intuitive
    How to tell the difference between intuition and fear
    Why we all need to learn how to use our intuition 
    How to enhance and direct your intuition 
    The power of moving from intuition to action 
    Laura believes intuition is less a sixth sense and more an extension of the five senses we already have. But like a muscle, we have to exercise it and develop it.
     
    When we learn to connect more deeply with ourselves and pay attention to what’s going on around us using all five senses, it’s amazing what we can uncover – and how that can help us direct our lives and relationships towards greater wisdom and wellbeing.
     
    “We are all born intuitive.” - Laura Day
     
    "If it's a persistent fear, it's not intuition. Intuition is accurate, immediate and actionable." - Laura Day
     
    "It's a misnomer that intuition is a sixth sense. It's not. It's an extension of all of your senses in time and in space." - Laura Day
     
    “So many people stay stuck, and they don’t realize that they are powerful creators and that they can get their way out of it.” - Michelle Chalfant 
     
    "The first thing you do to open your intuition or direct it effectively is you have goals." - Laura Day
     
    "Intuition will show it to you, but it won't fix it for you." - Laura Day
     
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
     
    Laura Day Website
    https://lauraday.com/ 
     
    Laura Day Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/lauradayintuit/ 
     
    MORE ADULT CHAIR
     
    The Adult Chair® Website
    https://theadultchair.com   
     
    Instagram 
    https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant 
     
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ 
     
    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ 
     
    YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant
     

    • 51 min
    The Art of Manifestation: How To Manifest Your Dream Life

    The Art of Manifestation: How To Manifest Your Dream Life

    2023 is behind us, and 2024 is here! The new year represents a clean slate and new chapter where you can begin manifesting the year – the life – you want. 
     
    I believe that, as creative beings, we are always in “creation mode.” Like gravity, we can’t turn the laws of manifestation on and off – they just are. 
     
    So, then the question becomes: What do you really want? And what is it that you are creating with every thought you have and word you speak?
     
    In this episode, I’m giving you everything you need to get more intentional with your creations this year, whether you have a dream you’re finally ready to manifest or there’s something you want to change in your current reality, beginning with the words you’re telling yourself.
     
    We’re covering four keys for POWERFUL manifestation, how to tune your “energetic dial” into the “radio frequency” of your deepest desires and a 10-step process to help you clear the unconscious beliefs that are blocking your creations…this is the missing piece to manifestation that no one talks about but makes ALL the difference!
     
    Listen to discover:
    How manifestation works
    Getting clear on what it is you truly want
    Why things aren’t manifesting in your life
    The missing piece of manifestation that no one talks about 
    A 10-step process to clear blocks and barriers to manifesting
    Four powerful keys to manifestation 
    You’re going to want to get pen and paper out for this one, because I’m giving you all the details, all the nuances and all the secrets to manifestation that I’ve learned over the years – with real-life examples to help you begin applying these principles today.
     
    Whatever it is you want in 2024 (and even if you’re still figuring that out), this episode is step 1 to finding freedom from limiting beliefs, clearing unconscious blocks and changing the trajectory of your life this year.
     
    “We are beings that are able to create. And we create our reality with every thought we have.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "Once you clear your unconscious blocks, then you can attract in your creation." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "We have to have what I call a 'consistent manifesting mindset.'" - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "Everything is possible – everything and anything. You just have to line up with it." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "The more you focus and expect and live as if this creation is coming in and already here, the faster it will come to you." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "I promise you can get and create the life that you want. Your thoughts and your spoken words are powerful. So, be really mindful of what you're saying." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    "We're always in creation mode. It does not turn itself on and off, just like gravity. So, if you don't like your reality, you do have the power to change it with your thoughts." - Michelle Chalfant
     
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
     
    2024 The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification -  Doors Close January 5!
    https://theadultchair.com/certification
     
    MORE ADULT CHAIR
     
    The Adult Chair® Website
    https://theadultchair.com   
     
    The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification
    https://theadultchair.com/certification 
     
    STAY CONNECTED
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant 
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ 
     
    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ 
     
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant
     

    • 44 min
    Holiday Replay: The Magic of Surrender with Kute Blackson

    Holiday Replay: The Magic of Surrender with Kute Blackson

    Kute Blackson is no stranger to miracles. Growing up the son of a spiritual leader in Ghana, Africa, Kute witnessed healings and transformation that were nothing short of awe-inspiring.
     
    But when he realized it wasn’t his calling to take over his father’s ministry in the way his family expected, it led him on a challenging and transformational journey of his own: one in which he discovered the magic of surrender and how it can heal our lives.
     
    In this episode, Kute delivers so much wisdom about what surrender really is (it’s not passive like you might think), the role of the ego in our lives, why the challenges we face are an essential part of our soul’s journey and how to let go and live open to the possibilities – the miracles – life holds for us.
     
    Listen to discover:
    Kute’s story of courageously following his calling even in the face of adversity
    Why challenging experiences are essential to our soul’s growth
    What surrender actually is and why it’s so powerful
    How to tell when we’re in the flow
    What to do when you feel stuck and are struggling to surrender
    Where resistance comes from
    Why surrender requires grieving what we think we know and how it opens us up to more love and joy
    Each of us is here with a purpose, and even the difficult moments in our lives hold something important for our growth. When we can relinquish control and what we think our lives should look like, we discover that there are divine possibilities beyond what our mind can even think of or dream up…and what a truly exciting, miraculous journey that is! 
    “Those challenges [don’t] mean you’re on the wrong path. It sometimes means you’re on the right path; you just have to go through, on a human level, the soul test.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “Forgiveness frees you.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “It doesn’t mean that when something difficult is in your path, it’s not God-inspired, soul-inspired.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “Life is a university for our soul’s evolution…We’re always succeeding when we’re learning the lessons, even if it’s difficult.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “In our culture, we have this misconception that surrender is weak.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “In true surrender and letting go, what if you actually got more than you could have intended and planned with the limited concept of your own mind?” - Kute Blackson
     
    “Surrender is when we stop trying to force life to fit into our limited idea of what we think it should look like.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “Many of our goals are often projections of unmet needs from our childhood.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “The mind is constantly seeking to understand why…which is another form of control.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “It’s the journey that brings us the happiness.” - Michelle Chalfant
     
    “Many times people think that they’re feeling the feeling, but they’re actually thinking about the feeling.” - Kute Blackson
     
    “To truly surrender requires the willingness to move through the portal of grieving.” - Kute Blackson
     
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
     
    Kute Blackson Website
    https://kuteblackson.com/ 
     
    Kute Blackson Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/kuteblackson/ 
     
    “The Magic of Surrender” (Kute Blackson Book)
    https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Surrender-Finding-Courage-Let/dp/0593189094 
     
    2024 The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification -  Doors Close January 5!
    https://theadultchair.com/certification
     
    MORE ADULT CHAIR
     
    The Adult Chair® Website
    https://theadultchair.com   
     
    The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification
    https://theadultchair.com/certification 
     
    STAY CONNECTED
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant 
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ 
     
    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups

    • 53 min
    Holiday Replay: How to Become Happier with Gretchen Rubin

    Holiday Replay: How to Become Happier with Gretchen Rubin

    Whether it’s eating healthier, getting exercise, starting a meditation practice or staying socially connected, figuring out what to do to be happy might be simple – but actually doing these things and living in a way that lets us experience happiness is much harder.
    When we know there are things we can do that will make us healthier and happier, why do we struggle to actually do them? Why do we get caught in a cycle of chasing happiness instead of choosing joy, even when we know better?
    This is what Gretchen Rubin wanted to understand when she began studying happiness and why people form the habits they do. 
    It turns out that it has everything to do with how we relate to expectations. 
    Gretchen discovered that there are four different “tendencies” that tell us how different people approach habits and expectations – whether we question expectations, comply with expectations, rebel against expectations or uphold them from within. 
    We are born with our tendency and there’s no right or wrong way to be, but our ability to pursue happiness and form habits is directly connected to which tendency we’re wired with.
    In this episode, Gretchen describes each of the four tendencies in detail and ways to work with your type to go after the life you want. She also talks about habit formation and the different approaches to starting a new habit, so you can figure out which one works best for you! 
    This is so fascinating and has major implications for how we structure our lives, how we work with each other in business and relationships and so much more!
    Listen to discover:
    Concrete steps we can take to start boosting our happiness
    The "four tendencies" personality framework
    The Upholder, The Obliger, The Questioner and The Rebel – four different ways we all respond to inner and outer expectations
    How your tendency impacts how you form habits
    How to overcome resistance and work with your tendency to be as successful and happy as possible
    Misconceptions about happiness and techniques to form better habits
    Though it's true that everyone is different in terms of what makes us happy, we're also all different in how we get to the things that make us happy. 
    When we understand our wiring, we can overcome resistance and set ourselves up to achieve the life we want, in a way that is uniquely ours.
    "Our physical experience is always going to color our emotional experience." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    "The key to happiness is relationships." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    "Don't suit other people. Suit yourself." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    "I'm a big believer in the genetic roots of personality." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    "We can work with each other to help us all achieve our aims, but sometimes we have to provide a different way from what would work for us." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    "Your communication style would change once you know this."  - Michelle Chalfant 
     
    "Happier people are more interested in the problems of the world." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    "You have to take care of yourself. You have to put yourself first." - Michelle Chalfant 
     
    "When you're not indulging in a temptation, it goes away." - Gretchen Rubin
     
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
     
    Gretchen Rubin Website
    https://gretchenrubin.com/ 
     
    Happier Podcast (Gretchen Rubin podcast)
    https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/ 
     
    Gretchen Rubin Books
    https://gretchenrubin.com/books/
     
    The Four Tendencies Quiz
    https://gretchenrubin.com/fourtendencies 
     
    The Happier App
    https://the-happiness-project.com/pages/happier-app 
     
    Gretchen Rubin Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/GretchenRubin 
     
    Gretchen Rubin Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/
     
    Gretchen Rubin LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenrubin 
     
    2024 The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification - Doors Close January 5!
    https://theadultchair.com/certificatio

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Fannyeo95 ,

Thank you!

This podcast really simplified and helped me understand what was happening in my brain! I was hooked after the first episode! Thank you Michelle!

ludfisk ,

Platforming pseudoscience

Generally this podcast has helpful conversations for people struggling with their mental health. Sometimes it veers off into territories that make me uncomfortable, including claiming you can magically manifest money (???) and wearing shoes is causing your illness. Take it with a grain of salt.

JULIEMARIEHRE ,

Lessons Learned

Each of Michelle’s podcast episodes gives me something to think deeply about. I learn something from each and every one of them. Thank you!

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