Waking Up Human with Mandy Trapp
By Mandy Trapp
Waking Up Human, is an intimate, conversation-style podcast for modern-day seekers. Whether searching for clarity to life's existential questions, or needing a fresh perspective on how to parent, run a business, or find your way as the black sheep in a flock of beige, you're in the right place. This podcast will give you the inspiration, motivation, and tools to live as the spiritual being you are, while still honouring (and making sense of) your human experience. Hear the wisdom of the ancients in a way that makes sense while taking you from where you are to where you most desire to be.
#002: The Real Crisis of Mid-Life
Do you feel stuck somewhere in between who you used to be and who you are in the process of becoming? This can truly happen at age but that same awkward phase that we all went through in our adolescence seems to hit another lap on the track when we hit our 40's and crash head-on into "middle-essence." It's the next huge growth spurt but the difference is there seems to be so much more at stake this time. In this podcast, we explore the spiritual perspectives on middle-age, and the infamous "Mid-Life Crisis." The only difference here is that you will soon learn that what may appear to be a full-scale breakdown is, in fact, the beginning of the greatest spiritual breakthrough. In this episode we discuss what subconsciously motivates us to keep going in life, and that it is different for everyone. Below are 86 words that describe the primary tracks that we can follow to find meaning and purpose in our lives, all while feeling into the ONE that we know in our hearts, is our path. Take some time to listen to the episode and when done, put your hand on your heart or on your belly and read each word aloud while noticing how it resonates with the body. You may need to go through the list more than once in order to land on what you feel, is the greatest theme of your life. **Experiences of Spirit: (Your Soul's primary driver/ motivational force resides with ONE of these paths the loudest) Acceptance, adventure, aesthetics, appreciation, all, balance, beauty, caring, charity, cheerfulness, clarity, commitment, communication, community, compassion, cooperation, confidence, connection, convenience, conviction, contentment, courage, courtesy, creativity, detachment, determination, devotion, diligence, discipline, discernment, discrimination, Ears, empowerment, energy, engagement, enthusiasm, excellence, faith, flexibility, forgiveness, freedom, friendship, generosity, gentleness, goodness, grace, gratitude, growth, harmony, healing, health, honesty, hope, humanitarianism, humility, humor, idealism, integrity, intelligence, intimacy, introspection, intuition, joy, Justice, kindness, knowledge, leadership, love, loyalty, maturity, moderation, openness, passion, patience, peace, perseverance, positive outlook, power, presence, progress, prosperity, purity, purpose, recognition, respect, responsibility, reverence, righteousness, sacrifice, self-confidence, serenity, service, silence, solitude, spontaneity, strength, support, synergy, thankfulness, tolerance, trust, trustworthiness, truth, understanding, unity, wisdom, wonder.
October 24, 2022
#001: Reinvention, Reincarnation, and the Undeniable Proof of Life After Death
Welcome to this (not-so-kinda) very first episode of the Waking Up Human podcast! You don't have to dig that deep to see that there are "archived" episodes in the library that reflect the very first incarnation of my podcast. But what you don't see here are the 280 additional episodes that I did for over 5 1/2 years every Sunday morning on Facebook. So technically, we can call this the 2nd reinvention of the original intention. And it probably won't be my last. Reinvention is not only necessary for survival, but it is the key ingredient in our spiritual evolution. Reincarnation on the other hand, stretches our minds beyond the finite boundaries of this one life and allows us to reach into the continuum of a spiritual life where we spend multiple lifetimes learning and growing as one, same Soul. In this episode, you will hear through both personal experience as well as shared wisdom teachings from a variety of philosophical traditions, many perspectives on the purpose of reincarnation and reinvention, as well as the incredible role that death and rebirth play. Get ready to open your mind, your heart, and your ears! Enjoy the episode!
October 16, 2022
Archives #7: 3 Reasons Why Your Kids are Better Manifestors Than You!
Have you ever noticed how much better kids seem to be at getting what they want than you or I? There are reasons for this that are simple, effective, and right in line with the basic laws of physics!
August 17, 2021
Archives #6: Where Has Self Advocacy Gone and How Do We Get it Back?
This was a tough one to share, but in the current climate of this pandemic, the issue of self-advocacy is a top issue. It seems that there are two sides and the majority are being asked to choose between doing what's best for themselves or what's best for the collective. What do you believe and what are you choosing? *Episode was recorded during the weekly "Soulful Sunday" live on Facebook. (thanks for your patience with the audio!)
August 17, 2021
Archives #5: The Difference Between Meditation and Mindfulness and Why You Need Both in Your Life!
Everything new to us feels awkward and unnatural until we find our stride, and meditation is no different. Many people struggle with quieting their minds and as a result, often give up way too quickly. And yet, the stress of overthinking has a domino effect that is creating a world of problems both inside of our bodies and outside in our communities. During this podcast episode (as recorded live from a FB Soulful Sunday Session), you will learn how simple it can be to get quiet and how impactful that can be on every single area of your life.
August 17, 2021
Archives #4: Journey Into Silence: Releasing Resistance
Recorded live during one of my studio classes, this practice is a beautiful reminder that ease is your natural state.
November 26, 2019
Archives #3: The Gift of Awe-Tism with Grace Kohn
Following a premonition and the “download” of a song she heard while grocery shopping, Grace gave birth to a beautiful daughter that was diagnosed early in life with autism. Through the struggles of trying to reach her daughter and search for her in the void that many beautiful minds slip into, she not only ends up finding her, but also finds herself.
April 15, 2019
Archives #2: When You Numb the Pain, You Numb the Joy: with Jillian Schecher
In this episode, professional Photographer and Joy Coach, Jillian Schecher, talks candidly about how her journey to sobriety has impacted her career, her relationships, and how she feels about what’s she’s really come here to do.
March 07, 2019
Archives #1: Freedom Through Forgiveness with Cody Hodgson
Episode 1: What does an Indigenous boy from a small reserve in Western Canada know about discipline, failure after success, and how to find meaning in even the most seemingly unforgivable situations? The answers may surprise you, but will almost certainly inspire you.
February 19, 2019