Luca Fogale is a Canadian musician based in Vancouver. The honesty in his voice is impossible to ignore, elevating songs rooted in the folk tradition to soulful hymns about the human condition. With influences from Joni Mitchell to Bob Dylan, Luca's reflective and sometimes melancholic songwriting pulls the listener into a deeply hypnotic meditation on redemption and transcendence.
Based in western Canada, Luca has opened for Dermot Kennedy, Serena Ryder, Josh Ritter, Hayden, and Frazey Ford, and he has toured in Canada, the US, Australia, and Japan. Luca's music has been featured on Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Station 19, and his catalog has over 18 million streams between Spotify and Apple Music. Next year will see the arrival of Luca’s much anticipated second full-length album, beginning with singles “Half-Saved,” “Unfolding,” and “Another Way Around”, two of which you hear in this episode.
Follow him on Instagram here, Facebook here, and Twitter here. Find his music on Spotify here and YouTube here. Learn all about him, his life, and his music by visiting his website here.
Also, you're amazing. Never forget.
Caleb is a West Point graduate and former Army Officer. Tired of feeling guilty for 'living the dream' of being a professional football player in the NFL, and sick of turning to alcohol, drugs and sex to numb that pain, Caleb moved to Canada and spent years sleeping on the basement floor of a pastor's home. He has since spent almost a decade on a self-discovery journey, healing his emotional trauma and processing the pain that was keeping him stuck and destroying his life. He now works as a public speaker and life coach. You can follow him on Instagram here, and check out his website here. Learn more about his public speaking here and follow him on Facebook here.
Vienna Pharaon is the founder of Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy and is one of the most sought after therapists in New York City. She is also the relationship expert for Motherly, and has been featured in The Economist, The New York Post, and Vogue, to name a few. With nearly 400,000 followers on Instagram (@mindfulmft), Vienna is recognized as one of the most renowned relationship influencers around. If you want to book in a live session with her, click here. Sign up for her weekly newsletter here. For more information on her retreat with Connor from January 2-5 in New York, click here.
Kate Horsman engages clients in creative and meaningful change through food, mindset, and compassion. She is a mindfulness leader in Vancouver and has trained in both professional counseling and nutrition, specializing in the mind-body connection of eating disorders and mental illness.
Kate continues to work in her private practice with her one-on-one clients, while also working with organizations such as Lululemon, Aritzia, Microsoft and more on their mental health, wellness, and mindfulness programs. She also works with non-profit organizations such as Face of Today.
You can follow her on Instagram here, check out her website here, and learn more about The Homecoming here. This is Kate's in-depth online course that brings the user from to freedom from food and body despair through a proven mind, body and soul approach.
Lauren Zander is a celebrity life coach, public speaker, and the co-founder and chairwoman of Handel Group, an executive life coaching company based in New York City. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private clients: entrepreneurs, couples, families, professors, politicians, Emmy, Peabody and Academy Award-winning artists, Grammy-winning musicians, and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is a contributor to publications and media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Women’s Health, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan.
Lauren is also the author of Maybe It’s You, a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there.
Finally, you can 'learn to human better' with her online coaching course, Inner.U., and if you sign up now with your LOVEBOMBS coupon you can get $75 OFF! Receive lifetime access to Inner.U with your subscription which includes: 12 audio coaching sessions from Lauren, 1 free private coaching session with an HG coach, 14 homework assignments, and the interactive Promise Tracker to accelerate your accountability and track your promises and consequences. Get started here. You can also talk to a real-life human and see if Handel Group coaching options are right for you. Why not make the call? Click here.
Here website is here, and you can find her on Facebook here and follow her on Instagram here.
Mike Campbell helps men to sort their shit out and get what they want in relationships and life. He is a men’s coach, author, and founder of The School of Personal Mastery coaching program for men. He is also the creator of the show and live events, Beyond The Beers. Find his website here, follow him on Instagram here, book a free strategy call with him here, and buy his book here, Unleash Your Alpha: Eat like a man, train like a beast, operate like a gentleman and become a legend. Check out Manifest, the ultimate men's health symposium here, coming up in Sydney in November.
James Silvas is a peak-performance coach and mental training specialist. He teaches growth-oriented individuals and teams in companies like NIKE, MGM, Caesar’s, and ADT how to understand and train their minds so they can optimize their lives and businesses to experience unshakeable self-belief. James specializes in enhancing mental performance, strengthening the culture within teams, and improving individual and organizational leadership. You can follow him on Instagram here, listen to his podcast here, and check out his website here. Finally, click here to check out the book we discussed called The Choice (it is incredible and well worth reading!).
Padhia is a Los Angeles-based street artist, fashion designer, and writer. Her art explores the often undiscovered and obscure aspects of our interior human landscape and can best be described as psychological commentary. She is the originator of several viral movements including "Unfuk Yourself: Be who you were before all the stuff happened that dimmed your fucking shine", and the Love Me Anyways thought initiative. She has expanded both into fine art as well as an apparel line in the US and Japan. You can follow her on Instagram @unfukyourself, or check out her website here. You can see her shop here, and check out her art, apparel, stickers, and more. Also, the facility in Malibu that she mentioned is Serenity, and you can learn more here. Finally, if you are feeling suicidal or need someone to talk to now, immediately, here is a website for resources or you can call this number and speak to an expert who will listen: 1 800 273 8255. Remember that sharing weakness is a sign of strength. Please make the fucking call. I love you.
Bryan Ellis is a performance artist, a singer, and a songwriter. He also teaches breathwork, meditation, and Nei Gong, and leads CBD ceremonies and events designed to cultivate presence and connection. Follow him on Instagram here, check out one of his guided meditations here or listen to a few of his songs here.
Erin Skye Kelly teaches people how to transform their lives through their relationships to health, money, and each other. She is also a keynote speaker who has recently shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Rachel Hollis, Phil Town, and Gary John Bishop. Find her website here, her Facebook page here, and check her out on Instagram here. She can be found hanging with her nerd crew: Achievement Club, an online community that participates in weekly video calls to learn, to connect, to support, to celebrate. Oh, and she has an annual Transformation Weekend in Calgary involving three celebratory days of goal-setting, life mastery, and next-level living.
Amy Young is a coach and speaker in the personal development world who supports smart, self-aware single women in experiencing increased satisfaction and success in their love lives and beyond. She is also big on YouTube, racking up more than 10 million views. Make sure and check out her YouTube videos, follow her on Instagram, and read her articles about dating, relationships, and love. Find her online here and learn more about working with her.
Adam Roa tours internationally as a spoken word artist, motivational speaker, personal development coach, and conscious filmmaker. He is passionate about love and his work takes people on a transformational journey towards greater self-awareness and compassion. You can find him everywhere online, including his website and his podcast, The Deep Dive with Adam Roa. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. You can also check out his spoken word poetry on his YouTube channel, as well as his show, The Art of Choosing Love. Finally, you can read his book, Cosmic Philosophy. Oh, as discussed on the podcast, he has an album coming out soon - so keep an eye out for that!
Robert Kandell led the creation of Orgasmic Meditation, attended an orgy at Burning Man, and built an international 8-figure business based on relationships, intimacy, and sexuality. He is an entrepreneur, a best-selling author, and a podcast host who has taught more than 10,000 students how to live an authentic, unHIDDEN life. He also teaches and lectures within the US and internationally while running a consulting firm that helps small businesses become marketable and profitable.
You can find him online here and you can also download part of his book, unHIDDEN – A Book for Men and Those Confused By Them, for FREE, if you click here. You can also buy his audio book here. Finally, he is the host of the terrific podcast, Tuff Love with Robert Kandell, that you can find on Apple and on Spotify. Find him on Instagram here.
Silvy Khoucasian is a relationship coach and the founder of the Love With Integrity podcast. She teaches practical relationship skills and how to have healthy boundaries. She has three online programs available, one on practical communication, another on establishing boundaries, and one for couples looking to go from conflict to connection.
Follow her on Instagram here.
The books that Silvy recommended include Attached, Wired for Love, Where to Draw the Line, and Wired for Dating.
Also, you're fantastic. Yes, you.
Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a professor of love (literally, she teaches a course at Northwestern University called Marriage 101), a relationship therapist, author, sought-after speaker, retreat leader, and a passionate love nerd. Her first book, Loving Bravely, is incredible and amazing and taught me a lot about communication and relationships. Buy it here. You can also pre-order her second book, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want, if you click here. Her TEDx talk will be online soon, but in the meantime, check her website out here and follow her on Instagram here. Also, in this discussion, we talked about this book (No More Mr Nice Guy) and this talk by Alain de Botton, which is SO GOOD and well worth watching.
Connor Beaton is the founder of ManTalks, an international organization focused on men’s health, wellness, success, and fulfillment. He is also an international speaker, podcast host (click here to check it out), business coach, and lifestyle entrepreneur. Before founding ManTalks, Connor was a professional opera singer and worked at Apple, leading high-performance sales and operations teams. Since founding ManTalks, Connor has spoken on stage at TEDx and has appeared on platforms like Forbes, Influencive, HeForShe, The Good Men Project, UN Women, CBC, CBS, and the National Post. Follow him on Instagram here and check out his website here. Also, that favorite book of his that we discussed is this one.
Kelly Notaras is an author, speaker, editor, and entrepreneur who has worked in the editorial divisions at Avon Books, HarperCollins, Penguin USA, and Hyperion Books. She also worked as the VP, Associate Publisher at spirituality publisher Sounds True, editing books by Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, and David Deida. After going freelance in 2010, she edited a few New York Times bestsellers like The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashauer.
Her book studio, kn literary arts, is dedicated to amplifying positive change in the world through the medium of books. It's helped over 600 authors get their wisdom onto the page and into the world. How badass is that?!
If you're an aspiring writer with wisdom to share or need some ideas and advice about publishing, do check out her work! Find her on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also buy her book, The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World.
Allie Michelle is consciousness in a meatbag, a poet, yoga instructor, and author who is starting her own clothing line. She is also a healer and heart-centred human who hosts yoga, breath-work, meditation, and artistry retreats around the world. She has two poetry books out, The Rose That Blooms in the Night, and Explorations of a Cosmic Soul. She is ferocious and tender and one of the good ones. Find her on Instagram by clicking here and learn more about her and her various events and activities by visiting her website here.
Sanjay Rawal worked in the human rights and international development sectors for 15 years and in over 40 countries before transitioning to filmmaking. His first feature, Food Chains (click here), premiered at the 2014 Berlinale, screened at Tribeca, was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, and narrated by Forest Whitaker. His new film, 3100: Run and Become, opened in theaters in fall 2018 and is completely fucking bonkers.
To learn more about the film, check out www.3100film.com. You can also follow Sanjay on Instagram here, learn more about 3100 here, and check out @scmtny for race news. The film is available on Amazon (click here), iTunes, and Google Play. Watch it. It's unique and super inspiring.
Leila Dylla is an adventurous and nomadic life coach and yogi who inspires healing through creative movement, personal empowerment, and deep spiritual connection. She's amazing and wise, a true badass blend of equal parts heart, healer, and hilarity. Click here to learn more about her and click here to follow her on Instagram.
She teaches yoga, leads mindfulness workshops, and hosts health and wellness retreats throughout the world, including an upcoming one with me and Traver Boehm in Costa Rica from December 28 - January 3rd. Click here to learn more about it.
Leila completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2011 at the Ayurveda Retreat Center in Alachua, Florida, and holds her 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher credentials through Yoga Alliance. Her two favorite books, as mentioned on the podcast, are Anatomy of the Spirit, and Entering the Castle. Click the titles to learn more about them.
Amber Hawken is a keynote speaker, a coach, an author, a meditation teacher, and a business owner. She also founded Calm Mind Project, a conscious-driven initiative created to shape conscious leaders and shift cultures using mindfulness, meditation and mindset, beginning first with the individual and then rippling into the collective. With a Diploma of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Amber is also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Deep State Re-Patterning Therapist and Yoga Teacher. She also hosts the podcast and YouTube series, The Amber Hawken Show. Click here to check out her book, The Unfuckwithable Life. Amber and I are hosting a retreat in Byron Bay from August 15-18. Click here to learn more and grab your spot. Follow her on Instagram here.
Brandon Alexander is the founder of New Age Gents, a lifestyle platform that is building better men by discussing and redefining what it means to be a gentleman. In addition to being an actor and a professional dancer, Brandon has a mentoring program and offers one-on-one training to build character, confidence, and self-awareness. This dude walks the talk and is a kind man with a huge heart. I adore him, and really respect what he's putting out into the world. I encourage you to follow him on Instagram, @newagegents, buy some of his badass merchandise (which I just did after trying to find the link to share... click here), and check out his website here.
Holiday Phillips is a DJ and meditation teacher based in London, England. She was also my guest in Episode 15, discussing and detailing why and how meditation is so powerful and important for us. After our chat, Holiday had the idea to record a special meditation for my podcast listeners, and here it is! If you'd like to learn more about Holiday, find her on Instagram (@HolidayPhillips), or check out her YouTube channel, where there are loads more meditations like this one. Also, if you'd like to join us for our upcoming four-day Rest and Reset Retreat in the English countryside, click here to learn more and sign up!
Holiday Phillips is a meditation teacher and leadership coach based in London who believes in mindfulness in action and supports the creation of conscious leaders and organizations.
She and Jeremy are co-leading a 4-day retreat in the serene English countryside from August 2-5, 2019. Click here for details and to join us.
Read more about her, including articles she's written, on her website. Click here.
Follow her on Instagram here.
Check out her videos on YouTube, including a 30-day meditation challenge and a 30-day self-acceptance challenge by clicking here.
Jamie Rea is an energetic whirlwind of genius and hilarity. Aside from being a breath of fresh air spewing profane philosophy designed to help you live your best life, he's an award-winning screenwriter, actor, and comedian, and he's also a brilliant relationship coach who works with people one-on-one and via his new online relationship school, the Legendary Love Academy, that he founded with his partner, Kelsey Grant (@radicalselflove, my guest on this podcast in Episode #2). You can find him online here, and you can follow him on Instagram here (@jamie.n.rea). Oh, and if you're interested in hiring him as a coach, click here. Strap your seat-belt on for this one!
Kelly Westfall is my mom. She has never done a podcast before and she does not have a website, an online course, or anything to promote. It was her birthday and I thought it would be fun to have her on the podcast to talk about life. If you want to learn more about her struggle with addiction and how it affected our relationship, read this letter I wrote her in 2015.
A few quick things:
If you have issues with drinking, check out AA and go to a meeting. I've been to a few, and they're always supportive, encouraging, and fun. It might be the best thing you ever do for yourself. I mean that.
If you're worried about someone with a drinking problem, I encourage you to check out Al-Anon, which is a kind of support group for those affected by loved ones dealing with alcoholism.
If you need a good book, check out this auto-biography of the dude who founded AA. I read it years ago. It's good. And here is the Big Book my mom referenced in the episode.
Branden Collinsworth is amazing. He is a Nike Master Trainer and peak performance coach who leads annual retreats in Peru, studies ancient wisdom in Bali, and has a Masters degree in Positive Psychology. You can find him online here, you can read about his Warrior Retreats here, and you can check out one of his favorite books here. In this episode, we dive deep into forgiveness, yoga, meditation, presence, and the power of gratitude. Branden also talks about his upbringing in Las Vegas, and how he turned things around after being a high school dropout.
Jason Markow (known online as TEKSTartist) has been creating art from his southern California studio since 2011, combining digital and traditional mediums to create visual representations of powerful quotes. His work hangs proudly in the homes and offices of Stephen Colbert, Jason Mraz, Chuck Palahniuk, Gary Vaynerchuk, and fans across all 50 US States and 34 countries around the globe. His new kickstarter campaign is insane and hilarious and you can watch the video. It'll make you smile, for sure. His book is here, his art is here, and you can find him on Instagram too.
Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist who has featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and ABC Radio National. He has been signed to both Sage Francis’ Strange Famous Records as well as Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals then went on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world across 2,000 venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia. He has authored several books and is currently on tour in the UK with Andrea Gibson. You can learn more about him by clicking here. You can follow him on Instagram @BuddyWakefield.
Dan Harrison is a "hippie financial adviser" who helps people create conscious wealth and transform their relationships with money. He is also one of my favorite people and this conversation dives deep into money mindset, abundance, scarcity, bills, and all kinds of other good stuff.
One of Dan's favorite books about money is this one.
Learn more about his 'Course in Conscious Wealth' by clicking here.
Follow him on Instagram @DanHarrisonConsulting.
Jade Alectra is a yogi, a healer, and an artist. She is one of the most real and raw people I know and in this episode we dive deep into her own personal traumas and tragedies. As my friend, Lady Gaga, sings, "We're far from the shallows now...."
Find and follower her on Instagram here. Read her favorite book here. Or, if you want to do some yoga with her, click here and check out her YouTube videos. She's amazing and I adore her words and her work.
Selina Gray is transforming how people feel about money. She is a CPA, CA & money relationship expert with over 15 years of experience reinventing finance for individuals, small business, and corporations. She is essentially a badass money guru, having managed various corporate acquisitions, served as controller for two internationally publicly traded companies, and led an international team of more than 30 finance ninjas.
As a proven Moneyboss and founder of an online academy, she's helped thousands of people change their relationship with money and transform their lives. Selina believes money is an inside job; it starts from within and requires an intimate knowledge of both emotions and practical money skills. Oh, and she coaches clients and leads workshops!
In this podcast, we go deep into what a money mindset is, and how we can cultivate abundance in our daily lives. We talk about moms, self sabotage, budgets, credit cards, and freedom. Enjoy!
Find Selina online here, and follow her on Instagram at Selinagmoney.
Jordan Gray's mission is to help as many people as possible have the most deeply fulfilling, passionate, love-filled lives. He does this by talking a lot about a lot of penises (because he is a full-time sex and relationship coach, of course).
Jordan's work has reached more than 40 MILLION people and he is a prolific writer with hundreds of articles online about all aspects of love, relationship, and intimacy. He has been featured on Forbes, the New York Times, and the BBC. He has written books. He has online courses. He coaches clients.
He is also hilarious, kind, and brilliant, and it was an honor and a privilege to sit down and chat with him for a few hours.
You can find him online here and I encourage you to check out his always amusing Instagram stories here.
Traver Boehm is an author, speaker, and founder of the Man Uncivilized Movement, inspiring men to shift their experience of masculinity by combining the Primal Masculine with the Divine Masculine. He is also hilarious and has a very well moisturized scalp. You can find him on Instagram here, learn more about his Man Uncivilized movement here, and can buy his book here.
Also, if you'd like to learn more about the Reclaim Your Inner Badass Retreat that Traver and I are hosting in Arizona in April, click here.
For other men who are doing great work in this area, do check out my friends: @ManTalks, @BeyondTheBeers, @MikeCampbellMC, and @NewAgeGents.
Everyone deserves to be seen, valued, and heard in their fullest expression and Jessie Nelson is a badass advocate for exactly that, promoting equality and diversity in communities and businesses throughout the world. Identifying as gender fluid, Jessie has devoted their life to starting important conversations that create safe spaces for all people to come as they are.
In this wide-ranging discussion, we talk about what it feels like to come out of the closet, why pronouns matter, what 'being an ally' means, how society and culture influence gender roles, and a whole lot more. This was a fascinating and fun discussion and I learned a lot from Jessie. I am sure you will, too.
Learn more about Jessie's work here: https://www.kithandcommon.ca
Also, make sure to find them on Instagram: @kithandcommon and @jessiehutton.
Janne Robinson is a good friend of mine who routinely inspires me with her words, her work, her heart, and her gentle ferocity. She is a poet, she is a speaker, and she is a force for good in this mad, mad world. I cannot recommend this episode enough, as we cover a diverse range of topics, everything from the bible to advocating for environmental change. It's SO GOOD.
Follow her on Instagram and Facebook, check out her articles on Thought Catalog, and learn more about her here: https://www.jannerobinson.com, including more information about her book, her badass shop/movement (THIS IS FOR THE WOMEN), speaking gigs, events, etc...
Well, folks, this is definitely one of the two best episodes I have ever recorded on the podcast. The guest, Kelsey Grant (@radicalselflove), is a relationship expert who helps people love better, and she does NOT hold back in this one. She spits fire and powerful truth about familial systems, boundaries, breakups, love, dating, and all kinds of other good stuff.
We touch on SO MANY different topics related to relationships and there are SO MANY nuggets of wisdom in here. Plus, we laugh a whole lot. You're going to love this one.
Also, some of the resources mentioned include the book Codependent No More, which I think is one of the most powerful personal development books out there, as well Alain de Botton's incredible talk at the Sydney Opera House called "On Love", which is hilarious and thought-provoking and well worth a listen.
This is the very first episode of the Long Distance Love Bombs podcast, so why not just dive into one of the deepest, most uncomfortable topics possible?
In this episode, Mark and I dive into sexual assault, male privilege, the #MeToo movement, masculinity, and a whole bunch of other good stuff.
Many women have lovingly called us forward on social media, and this discussion is us answering that call. This is us stepping well outside our comfort zone in an effort to support, learn, grow, and contribute our voices. Our intention is to honor the brave folks speaking up.
We are not experts in this topic. We don't have all the answers. But we're willing to risk saying the wrong thing here in order to learn what the right thing is.
These guys are mentioned and are doing great work: @newagegents, @mantalks, and @beyondthebeers.
If you like this episode, please do share it and subscribe! You can find Mark online @createthelove and Jeremy @longdistancelovebombs.