172 episodes

What is your pivotal moment?
The Life Shift Podcast is a weekly podcast featuring candid conversations with people about the pivotal moments that changed their lives forever. 
We all have our stories, but through these conversations, we discover communities. We learn that there are commonalities through the ups and downs that we all face. But most importantly, we learn that we are not alone. The Life Shift podcast highlights life-altering moments and humanizes the struggles and triumphs through them all.
Hosted by Matt Gilhooly
"I want these conversations to feel like eavesdropping on two friends having a human conversation. These are the conversations that we should be having with each other. Below the surface." - says host Matt Gilhooly.
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The Life Shift - Life-Changing Pivotal Moments Matt Gilhooly

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 127 Ratings

What is your pivotal moment?
The Life Shift Podcast is a weekly podcast featuring candid conversations with people about the pivotal moments that changed their lives forever. 
We all have our stories, but through these conversations, we discover communities. We learn that there are commonalities through the ups and downs that we all face. But most importantly, we learn that we are not alone. The Life Shift podcast highlights life-altering moments and humanizes the struggles and triumphs through them all.
Hosted by Matt Gilhooly
"I want these conversations to feel like eavesdropping on two friends having a human conversation. These are the conversations that we should be having with each other. Below the surface." - says host Matt Gilhooly.
Please follow/subscribe on your favorite podcast app, listen to new episodes every Tuesday, and let us know your thoughts about the show.
If you enjoy The Life Shift Podcast, please take a moment to rate the show 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Get access to ad-free episodes released two days early and bonus episodes with past guests through Patreon. www.patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcast
For more information, please visit: https://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com

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    A Psychedelic Path from Finance to Inner Discovery | James Eshleman

    A Psychedelic Path from Finance to Inner Discovery | James Eshleman

    James Eshleman, a transformational guide from Denver, shares his story about how he has transitioned from a conventional career in finance to facilitating profound personal transformations through psychedelic experiences. James candidly shares his journey of breaking free from societal molds and the profound impact of psychedelic therapy on both his life and those he guides.
    Major Takeaways:
    Embracing the weight of expectations as a catalyst for growth.The pivotal role of acceptance and self-belief in forging one's path.Exploring the depths of psychedelic therapy's transformative potential.
    Embracing Expectations as a Catalyst: Raised with the heavy expectation of continuing his family's legacy in a small town, James initially saw this as a burden. However, he reflects on how these pressures propelled him towards self-discovery and, ultimately, liberation from a predetermined path, igniting his journey of profound personal transformation.
    The Journey to Self-Acceptance: James's experience in the finance industry, characterized by a sense of stagnation and unfulfillment, led him to a critical turning point. He shares the liberating moment of stepping away from the security of his career to pursue a life aligned with his authentic self, emphasizing the importance of self-belief and acceptance in navigating life's shifts.
    The Transformative Power of Psychedelic Therapy: James delves into the significant impact psychedelic therapy has had on his life and those he guides. Through his work, he illuminates the potential of psychedelics to facilitate deep healing and personal growth, advocating for their regulated use and sharing insights from his role in shaping psychedelic therapy standards in Colorado.
    James Eshleman is a dedicated guide and advocate at the forefront of the psychedelic movement. His journey from the corporate world to the realm of psychedelic therapy showcases his commitment to facilitating transformation. With extensive experience in guiding individuals through life-changing psychedelic experiences and a role in pioneering regulated psychedelic therapy in Colorado, James continues to contribute profoundly to the field.
    Instagram: @jameseshleman
    Resources: Subscribe to "The Life Shift" on Apple Podcasts for more inspiring stories. If this episode resonated with you, please leave a 5-star rating and review!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Love, Loss, and New Beginnings: From Grief to Grace | Debbie K. Weiss

    Love, Loss, and New Beginnings: From Grief to Grace | Debbie K. Weiss

    Debbie K. Weiss sheds light on love, loss, and new beginnings in her journey through significant loss to find renewed purpose. Debbie shares the heart-wrenching experience of losing her mother as a child and, later, her life partner, George, which profoundly shaped her life's trajectory. The conversation reveals Debbie's path to healing and transformation, highlighting her ventures into yoga and writing as powerful modalities for processing grief and rediscovering joy.
    Major Takeaways:
    The Profound Impact of Early LossNavigating Life and Love with GeorgeEmbracing Renewal and New Beginnings
    The Profound Impact of Early Loss: Debbie's recount of losing her mother at just ten years old opens a window into the enduring impact of early loss on a person's life. This event instilled in her a pervasive sense of vulnerability and a compulsion for control, fundamentally influencing her interactions and outlook on life. Debbie's reflection offers invaluable insights into the necessity of addressing grief in youth to foster resilience and emotional health.
    Navigating Life and Love with George: The episode tenderly explores Debbie's relationship with George, from their serendipitous beginning to the shared life that followed. Their story, marked by deep love and mutual respect, was tragically altered by George's cancer diagnosis, leading to years of caregiving and his eventual loss. Debbie's candid sharing of this period provides a raw look at the complexities of love in the shadow of illness and the isolating aftermath of loss.
    Embracing Renewal and New Beginnings: In the wake of profound grief, Debbie's journey toward renewal is nothing short of inspiring. By embracing yoga and harnessing the therapeutic power of writing, she navigates through the tumult of loss to a place of peace and newfound purpose. Her story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of self-expression and mindfulness.
    Debbie Weiss, a former attorney turned author, found solace and a new lease on life through writing after losing her partner, George. Her book, "Available As Is," delves into her experiences of widowhood and the search for love anew. Featured in the New York Times' Modern Love column and the Huffington Post, Debbie's writings resonate with those navigating grief and seeking hope.
    You can connect with Debbie, explore her journey further on Debbie Weiss' website, and find her inspiring book on Amazon.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Overcoming Stigma: Living Well with Bipolar Disorder | Paris Scobie

    Overcoming Stigma: Living Well with Bipolar Disorder | Paris Scobie

    Paris Scobie shares her harrowing yet inspiring journey from the aftermath of a sexual assault at 15, through her diagnosis of bipolar disorder at 19, to her passionate advocacy work. Her candid recount of the struggles, resilience, and the eventual embrace of her narrative not only sheds light on the dark corners of mental health challenges but also illuminates the path toward destigmatization and understanding.
    Key Takeaways:
    The transformative impact of sharing personal stories to dismantle self-stigma.The indispensable role of empathetic support systems in mental health journeys.The pivotal role of resilience and self-awareness in navigating mental health recovery.
    Paris Scobie's journey underscores the transformative impact of storytelling in overcoming self-stigma. Initially burdened by societal shame, Paris's decision to vocalize her experiences on 'Live Well Bipolar' highlights storytelling's dual role as a therapeutic outlet and a beacon for others in similar battles. Her evolution from silence to advocacy exemplifies how narrative sharing can shift perceptions, both internally and externally.
    The indispensable role of support systems emerges prominently in Paris's narrative. She reflects on the initial dismissal of her symptoms by healthcare professionals, illustrating the dire need for empathetic listening and understanding within support networks. This takeaway emphasizes the critical need for supportive environments that acknowledge and validate individual experiences, fostering a conducive atmosphere for healing and management of mental health conditions.
    Paris's story is a testament to the power of resilience and self-awareness. Her account of navigating life's tumultuous waters with bipolar disorder highlights the intrinsic strength and adaptability required to rewrite one's narrative. Paris's transformation into a figure of empowerment demonstrates that our response to adversities, shaped by resilience and self-awareness, can pave the way for profound personal growth and societal contribution.
    Guest Bio: Paris Scobie, the dynamic force behind the 'Live Well Bipolar' podcast, has turned her lived experience with bipolar disorder into a platform for advocacy and inspiration. As a best-selling author and a voice for NAMI, Paris's work transcends personal triumph, embodying the potential to live well beyond mental health challenges.
    For more on Paris's journey and resources, visit http://linktr.ee/livewellbipolar.
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    • 1 hr
    PREVIEW: Olivia Dreizen Howell - After the Recording: Patreon Bonus Episode #22

    PREVIEW: Olivia Dreizen Howell - After the Recording: Patreon Bonus Episode #22

    I wanted to share this clip from Olivia Dreizen Howell's bonus episode recording for the Patreon members. In these recordings, I reconnect with past guests to discuss their experience on The Life Shift Podcast, share their stories, and allow them to share any updates since their episode aired.
    In this clip, we talk about the value of sharing stories to create connections and understanding. We also discuss the updates she's had since her appearance on the first episode of The Life Shift. The full bonus episode with Olivia is available on the Patreon feed. Please consider supporting the show with the link below.
    Olivia Dreizen Howell's Full Episode (#75) can be found here: https://www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com/s2e75
    Thank you for the support along the way. If you want to help support the show and join the Patreon, please check out www.thelifeshiftpodcast.com/join

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    • 4 min
    Bonus: TWO YEARS of The Life Shift Podcast

    Bonus: TWO YEARS of The Life Shift Podcast

    As of March 22, 2024, the Life Shift Podcast is TWO YEARS old! This journey has been unexpected and incredible. Thank you for your support!
    Ad-free episodes released two days early, and bonus episodes with past guests are available through Patreon. https://patreon.com/thelifeshiftpodcast
     
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    • 3 min
    Harnessing the Power of Choice and Body Awareness | Lisa DeAngelis

    Harnessing the Power of Choice and Body Awareness | Lisa DeAngelis

    Lisa DeAngelis shares her journey of self-discovery and the pivotal power of choice. Reflecting on a life-altering medical diagnosis at 18, she introduces us to the transformative Alexander Technique and how it reshaped her approach to life and identity. Join us as we explore the essence of personal growth and the art of embracing change.
    Key Insights:
    Inner Voice & Choice: Lisa's refusal of major surgery in response to her inner voice not only marked a significant turn in her life but also emphasized the importance of staying true to oneself and making decisions that resonate with one's core values.Alexander Technique: Initially met with skepticism, this body-awareness practice enlightened Lisa on the concepts of control and choice, fundamentally altering her perspective on self-determination and personal agency.Evolving Identity: Lisa's journey from a singer to an author exemplifies the fluidity of identity. Her story encourages embracing new roles and perspectives as part of life's continual growth process.
    About Lisa DeAngelis:
    Lisa is a holistic change practitioner, acclaimed author, and dedicated mentor based in New York City. Her debut book, 'Embracing the Unknown,' is a testament to her commitment to guiding others through life's transitions with grace and intention. An avid traveler and arts enthusiast, Lisa's diverse experiences enrich her approach to personal and professional development.
    Connect with Lisa:
    Read Lisa's insights in Embracing the Unknown: Exploring the Pathways to Change Lisa's BookDive into Lisa's world at lisadeangelis.comFollow Lisa on Instagram @lissop44, LinkedIn, and Facebook
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    Subscribe to "The Life Shift" for more inspiring stories of transformation. Support us on Patreon for exclusive early access and bonus content.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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127 Ratings

127 Ratings

jpeterkin ,

Great stories, great host

Story sharing at its finest! Matt clearly cares about what he’s doing and the people he’s interacting with. His ability to get to the heart of a story, yet stay compassionate, is a beautiful gift.

TheHomeTherapist ,

Get to the real

I love listening to Matt’s podcast on how so many have shifted their lives in really fascinating ways. It is always inspiring to listen to. Plus it was fun to be a guest and share my shift too! Love it!

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On Human Experiences

I listened to the episode about navigating loss. I found it relatable, and I like how the host helped the guest to reflect. Processing and sharing human experiences is beneficial for both speakers and listeners. Thank you. - Tamara Miller Davis, author of “Despite the Buzz”

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