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The possibilities of an enlightened world are supported by those willing to do the work to realize it. Here we meet those people who go beyond their dreams and imaginations to give a better world for those who follow.

The Living For Today Podcas‪t‬ Ryan Kurczak

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The possibilities of an enlightened world are supported by those willing to do the work to realize it. Here we meet those people who go beyond their dreams and imaginations to give a better world for those who follow.

    The AIP Diet, Healing Auto Immune Challenges, and Illness OCD

    The AIP Diet, Healing Auto Immune Challenges, and Illness OCD

    In this episode I am speaking with Mitch Hankins, founder of InstinctualWellBeing.com. Mitch was diagnosed with a very serious health condition, that was likely going to require very serious treatment options. Through his research and perseverance, Mitch navigated the modern health mine field of information and mis-information to find an approach which allowed him to live well and happily through natural means. Our conversation ranges from:
    discussions on the AIP Diet
    the effect of stress as a silent killer
    the unspoken problem in the alternative health community of Orthorexia
    the power of meditation and inner development for lasting well-being
    what it really means to be healthy
    Today's guest is Mitch. Mitch is a husband, cat dad, author, health coach, yogi, paleo/AIP enthusiast, and your guide at InstinctualWellbeing.com.
    Your host is Ryan. Ryan Kurczak is a Kriya Yoga Meditation teacher. He has written several books on Kriya Yoga Meditation and other metaphysical topics. Ryan offers 2 year Kriya Yoga Meditation online learning intensives through https://kriyayogaonline.com/.
    (Keep scrolling ALL THE WAY DOWN to the bottom of this text to find the Podcast Play Button.)
    Resources Mitch Mentioned in This Podcast
    The free "mini course" I mentioned where I talk about "Illness OCD": https://www.instinctualwellbeing.com/5-mistakes-autoimmunity/
     
    Books I recommend to help with Emotional Healing: https://www.instinctualwellbeing.com/emotional-healing/
     
    A truly fantastic book to help address disordered eating (don't be fooled by the name - this is a truly profound book!): https://www.amazon.com/Diet-Eating-Should-Be-Easy-ebook/dp/B07C685Q6L
     
    Blog post - Emotional Meanings Behind Autoimmune Conditions: https://www.instinctualwellbeing.com/emotional-meanings-autoimmune-conditions/ 
     
    The 'Other 20%' blog post I mentioned: https://www.instinctualwellbeing.com/other-20-percent-to-healing-autoimmunity/
     
    The Career book I mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Pathfinder-Orson-Scott-Card/dp/1416991794 
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The ACE Study, Resources for Resilience, Meditation for Children

    The ACE Study, Resources for Resilience, Meditation for Children

    In today's episode, I will be talking with Ann DuPre Rogers, executive director for Resources for Resilience, about how understanding ACE Scores can heal our society and improve our personal well-being.  We also touch upon ways to help children experience a mindful body centered meditation to increase resilience.
    This particular podcast was inspired by the work Melissa Baker, my wife of 18 years, was so passionate about. She had a strong drive to share this information and pioneered its dissemination in and around Asheville, NC where we lived for 10 years. Even in the final weeks of her life, she would brighten at any opportunity to discuss these topics. She has left behind a legacy of powerful professionals in the Asheville area to carry on this profoundly healing work. It is my hope that you discover a way to bring this knowledge to your own community.
    I was also inspired by all the questions I received from meditation students asking about the value of meditation for children.  While I think meditation is fantastic to learn at any age, in our current culture, the trainings and techniques promoted by Resources for Resilience will likely have a more immediate effect on a child's well-being.
    https://resourcesforresilience.com/
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Living Through Death: In the Light of Ayurveda and Yoga

    Living Through Death: In the Light of Ayurveda and Yoga

    Can death make us whole?  Can we be healed through the dying process? As of today, this does seem like a very real possibility, even in the face of its painful reality. In today's episode, I am speaking with Vincent DiPaola, A Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yogi, about how living through death can transform our spirit. Both Vincent and I have lost some of the most important people in our lives in these past 2 years. It felt appropriate to explore the possibility of healing and growing when such apparent tragedies shake our world.
    Today's guest is Vincent. Vincent DiPaola is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda (CCA), located in Nevada City CA. In 1972 he studied Yoga & Meditation in India, where he first came into contact with Ayurveda. He had been practicing and studying these ancient systems of India ever since. He is presently undergoing the 'Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner' internship program at CCA.  https://vinayaka.life/about/
    Your host is Ryan. Ryan Kurczak is a Kriya Yoga Meditation teacher. He has written several books on Kriya Yoga Meditation and other metaphysical topics. Ryan offers 2 year Kriya Yoga Meditation online learning intensives through https://kriyayogaonline.com/.
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    An Ex-Police Officer Caught in Indra's Net

    An Ex-Police Officer Caught in Indra's Net

    Jim Nolan, ex-police officer turned sociology professor (and I-Ching enthusiast), joins us for a conversation on Indra's net. Jim takes us through a journey of understanding how an ancient Vedic myth can help communities heal social disparities.
    Dr. Nolan is a professor at West Virginia University. He teaches courses in the area of crime and social control. His research currently focuses on neighborhood dynamics, police procedures, crime measurement, hate crimes, and equity and inclusion in higher education. He is also the author of The Violence of Hate: Understanding Harmful Forms of Bias and Bigotry.

    • 52 min
    Top 10 Secrets to a Healthy Happy Relationship

    Top 10 Secrets to a Healthy Happy Relationship

    Karen White, fellow astrologer and successful relationshipeer, joins us for a discussion on the the top 10 characteristics of a good relationship. Relationships are successful because of one's ability to love and support a partner and also to receive that same support. Here Karen and I dig into our own 5 most important qualities that contribute to a lasting (at least as long as it is able!) and worthwhile relationship.
    For more information on Karen White and her work, please visit: www.divinetimeastrology.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Resolving Traumas for Better Meditations and a Better Life

    Resolving Traumas for Better Meditations and a Better Life

    Jim Norton, retired Methodist Minister, joins us for a discussion on the impact of trauma on our bodies, minds and spirit. We discuss ways of understanding, working with and growing from the traumas common to the human condition.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

mysonwantspizza ,

Relevant content

I learn something with each episode. Episode 2 resonated strongly with me. I gained insight and learned different perspectives surrounding how trauma is processed over one’s lifetime. Ryan, and the people he interviews, bring much wisdom to those that listen.

VictoriaG717 ,

Excellent content, really enjoying

The topics are very relatable, with great insights from Ryan as well as his guests. Enjoying making my way through, the few I’ve listened to so far have been very compelling. Very happy I found this podcast, & looking forward to listening more.

Amyzyx123ttt ,

Answering the deeper questions

I only recently discovered you on YouTube but I’m more of a PodCast listener because of my long commutes. Really enjoyed so far and it sound like you have great content coming up. Thanks for doing a podcast on yoga rather than asana!

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