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Today I Choose

Today I Choose

By Melissa Bingham
Every day, we have a choice as to how we interact with the world. “Today I Choose with Melissa Bingham” provides insights and inspirations to help you show up as your best self. Melissa helps spiritual seekers unlock the magic of intentional living. Hear inspiring stories of every day people living intentional lives, guided meditations to help YOU lead a more intentional life, and soul wisdom to teach you techniques to help you along the way. Our world needs us to show up intentionally now more than ever and Melissa’s hope for this podcast is to provide you with insights and inspirations.
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Monday Meditation: New Moon, New Mind
When I recorded this meditation, it was a new moon. And that got me thinking… First, I was reminded of the Albert Einstein quote, “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” Next, this led me to consider: what does that mean? How do I, in other words, open to a new mind? How do I form new ways of thinking and new ways of being? To create new thoughts or to come to an out-of-the-box solution, Einstein suggests, one needs new neural pathways. And to start this process, one must disengage from the repetitivity of mental looping. For me, this new thinking begins with meditation. Be open to something different As you embark on a new moon or a new mind, I invite you to be curious. Truthfully, this way of being open to something different can feel like a mind-mess. If this happens, be curious. Personally speaking, even if there is no problem, I want to be open to looking at things with new eyes and new ways of being. I want to expand. I want my vision to widen. I want my beingness to evolve. So as we come together today, I invite you to use meditation as a way to be grounded in the shakeup of your thinking. Most of all and again, I invite you – through meditation – to be curious. As always, please enjoy! More from Melissa and Today I Choose The Joy Healer with Cathy Weiss Rewrite your money-story with Paula Onysko Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: Tapping into Peace, Tapping into Pulse More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
26:13
March 29, 2022
The Joy Healer with Cathy Weiss
Clairvoyance, intuition, and the electromagnetic field of joy On today’s episode, I am so excited to share my conversation with The Joy Healer, Cathy Weiss. In Cathy’s words, she describes herself as a fully recovered codependent, hide-behind-the-drama-and-BS-of-day-to-day-life person who was, tragically, trying to dim her own brightness. Since then, however, she’s spent the better part of the last 25 years healing those wounds and, in the process, has uncovered an incredible truth – that life is so much calmer, easier, and more FUN when we’re able to be ourselves. In other words and to her, being ourselves is what JOY looks and feels like. Cathy Weiss: the mystical healer…AND Disney Travel Planner?? As you’ll hear, Cathy is an effervescent delight. We cover so much ground in this short conversation, including: The difference between joy and happiness Her work with electromagnetic fields and how those fields reacts and responds to one another The question of, “Can clairvoyance be taught?” How to tune into our own energy A clairvoyant reading on myself! and why she’s also a certified Disney Travel Planner… If I had to describe this conversation in a word, I would call it…a JOY! And after you listen, it is my hope that you’ll find yourself in an energetically and vibrationally higher place than when you started. Most of all and as always, please enjoy! Resources Related to this Episode Monday Meditation: The Ripple Effect Monday Meditation: Tapping into Peace, Tapping into Pulse Atlas of the Heart By Brené Brown Thejoyhealer.com The Joy Healer’s Soul Tribe on Facebook More from Melissa and Today I Choose Rewrite your money-story with Paula Onysko Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager More Today I Choose Meditations Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group
27:32
March 22, 2022
Monday Meditation: The Ripple Effect
Today, we're visiting one of my favorite topics…and that is the ripple effect. To explain this, think about the ripple effect from an energetic perspective: we all walk around this earth with a radiating field that starts at our core and continually undulates outward. Like waves rippling from a single drop of water falling in a pond, we make ripples. And as these waves move further and further away from our center, they might lose visibility. Nonetheless, that energy is touching other energy, becoming one with the pond, one with the whole. You are the nucleus. Going back to this idea of a pond or a lake, this is how I see mediation. When the wind is blowing and the water is rough, the surface of the water is stirred. But if we are the water – all of the water – we are both the surface and the depth, the stillness underneath and the movement without. If this is confusing, here’s another way to think about it: we each ripple out what we are. What our brain is thinking at any given moment is the drop of water falling in the pond; our thoughts are the ripples calling from within the universe without. So as we come together to mediate today, I invite you to consider: what are you rippling out and calling in? A ripple effect works because everyone influences everyone else. If you remember that your influence begins with you, ask: what are you sending out? As always, please enjoy! Resources Mentioned in this Episode The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider  More from Melissa and Today I Choose Rewrite your money-story with Paula Onysko Stop & Flow to Recharge your Life with Kristin Onderdonk Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: Tapping into Peace, Tapping into Pulse Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
28:21
March 15, 2022
Monday Meditation: Tapping into Peace, Tapping into Pulse
There's a lot going on in our world. And personally speaking, I’m just trying to get through each day. To do this, the thing that keeps me grounded, calm, and centered is my meditation practice. And when I need more than my meditation practice to keep me grounded, calm, and centered? I go into nature. This might sound simple – and it is – yet looking at the beauty, wonder, and joy around me reminds me to change my internal picture. Tapping into the pulse of the universe In addition to nature without, I've been looking at nature within. And I do this by taking my pulse on my wrist, trying to feel my heartbeat and recognize that the same pulse that beats within me is the same pulse that beats within everybody else. All living, sentient beings beat within the heart of mother earth and the cosmos. The heartbeat, in other words, is an expansive reminder of oneness. If we can tap into that beat and anchor ourselves in oneness, peace, harmony, and love, we can hold that as the true picture of who and what we are. So as we come together to meditate today, I invite you to look at your heartbeat within and turn it to see a more harmonious world without. As always, please enjoy! More from Melissa and Today I Choose Rewrite your money-story with Paula Onysko Stop & Flow to Recharge your Life with Kristin Onderdonk Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
27:36
March 08, 2022
Rewrite your money-story with Paula Onysko
I'm happy to welcome Paula Onysko to the podcast today. Interestingly, I found Paula at the beginning of the pandemic through synchronicity. I was doing research on the tapping technique and her website just…popped up. Since then, Paula has not only been a wonderful resource, she’s become a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Her tools around abundance, wealth, and a personal money-story have become instrumental. And today we’re talking about everything from success, worth, alignment, and protecting your energy within a bubble. Transform your beliefs about money and success Paula Onysko is a Money & Business Coach who helps soulful entrepreneurs create strong, profitable businesses they love leading. She believes in stopping the hustle mentality that is draining women and creating success through peace, flow, and alignment instead. Through private and group coaching and her annual retreat, Paula guides clients to strengthen their pricing and service offerings, strategic planning, team leadership, and money mindset. As always, please enjoy! Resources from this episode: About Paula Onysko  Paula Onysko on Facebook Paula Onysko on LinkedIn Follow Paula Onysko on Instagram Tapping Scripts to Align Your Inner World by Paula More from Melissa and Today I Choose Stop & Flow to Recharge your Life with Kristin Onderdonk Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: champagne (like life) bubbles up Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
34:32
March 01, 2022
Monday Meditation: Grounded Presence
Before recoding this episode, I’d been traveling and sensing into what I wanted to share with you. And over and over again, two words kept coming up: Grounded Presence. While traveling, people kept saying to me, “Melissa, you have so much going on!” And while traveling, I kept saying to myself, “Melissa,” – yes, I sometimes talk to myself in the third person – “You do have so much going on…but don’t we all?” In other words, isn’t “so much going on”…life? Each day, we all must navigate twists and turns, ups and downs, and surprises of all kinds. And to me, what helps to navigate the “so-much” of life is those two words: grounded presence. The power to choose with grounded presence Personally speaking, I can get so in my head and get so floaty/out-there that I often have to remind myself, “What's happening right here in my presence and in my body?” Being present allows me to consider: who's speaking? Being present allows me to see the task at hand. Being present allows me to witness the beauty all around. Simply, grounded presence enables me to navigate anything that comes about. Most of all, that's where meditation comes in. For me, meditation is the foundational practice that allows me to come into myself. So as we meditate together today, I invite you to consider: where can you replace “so-much” with “grounded in the now?” Otherwise and as always, please enjoy! More from Melissa and Today I Choose Stop & Flow to Recharge your Life with Kristin Onderdonk Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: champagne (like life) bubbles up Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
25:35
February 15, 2022
Stop & Flow to Recharge your Life with Kristin Onderdonk
On today’s episode, I’m delighted to have my friend, Kristin Onderdonk, back on the show to talk about her new book, Stop & Flow: 8 Steps to Recharge your Life, Overcome Stress, Pain, and Cravings. For those who haven’t heard our previous conversation, Kristin was one of my first guests when I started Today I Choose last year. While her new book was in the works then, it has since taken on a life (and, as you’ll hear, an energy…) of its own. In any event, we talk about so much here - from Tia Chi, to movement, to Kristin’s work with addition and group recovery, and to her unique process of tapping into your heart-center in the midst of flow. In conclusion, this was such a spirited conversation with so much goodness packed in that, most of all, I hope you enjoy it! More from Kristin Onderdonk Stop & Flow: 8 Steps to Recharge your Life, Overcome Stress, Pain, and Cravings by Kristin Onderdonk My first Conversation with Kristin Onderdonk Enjoychi.com Kristin Onderdonk on Amazon More from Melissa and Today I Choose Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: champagne (like life) bubbles up Monday Meditation: replace “Make Your Bed” with “Meditate” Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
35:38
February 08, 2022
Monday Meditation: champagne (like life) bubbles up
As I was feeling into what to focus our meditation on today, I kept seeing champagne bubbles… “That’s a funny thing to meditation on,” I thought. “Champagne…” Yet the bubbles kept appearing in my mind’s eye and, like the burst of a champagne-bubble under my nose, it struck me: life IS like champagne. Picture this: toward the bottom of the glass, the golden liquid is settled, stable. But toward the top of the glass, bubbles cascade and crash. They float upward and they fizz out. Bubbling up and out So while this episode was recorded between Christmas and New Years (I’m sure this is why I was thinking about champagne…), it continues to be relevant. For instance, by reflecting back on the year or even the past month, picture all of the different things that have happened to you. Maybe you see somethings as good and others things as bad. Maybe you see somethings as right and other things as wrong. No matter how you look at it, everything that’s happened has bubbled up. The practice, then, is to get in touch with the bottom half of the glass, your base. That’s why we start each week in meditation. So as we come together to meditate today, I invite you to let those little champagne bubbles do their thing and bubble up. Perhaps let yourself tap into your grounded-center. And as always, please enjoy! Related resources from Melissa Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: replace “Make Your Bed” with “Meditate” Monday Meditation: Give Unconditionally Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
26:40
February 01, 2022
Monday Meditation: replace “Make Your Bed” with “Meditate”
The first task of the day Welcome to meditation. I'm so glad you're here. It's a rainy, chilly day in Northern California. It’s one of those days where you wanna snuggle up in bed. And that was me all day yesterday. Funny enough, doing podcast interviews last week, somebody brought up the book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William McRaven. The premise of the book is simple: if you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. Replace “make your bed” with “meditate” McRave suggests that by making your bed, you will receive a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do more. That makes sense. But it also got me thinking…what if we change “make your bed” and replaced it with “meditate?” Meditation is a foundational practice for me. It’s the stillness in the swirl of life. So as we meditate together today, I invite you to consider: what might your life look like if you mediated first thing every day? As always, please enjoy! Related resources from Melissa Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: Give Unconditionally Monday Meditation: the gift of gratitude Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
25:51
January 25, 2022
Monday Meditation: Give Unconditionally
Give unconditionally to receive unconditionally In preparation for today’s meditation, I was looking at different books in order to bring added context to our session, but I couldn't find one that I wanted to settle on! I was, however, struck by how many beautiful books I’ve received as gifts over the years. And then I was struck by how many beautiful books I’ve given out over the years. So when I woke this morning, I felt into this idea of receiving and the reciprocity of giving. Like cyclical breath When we give unconditionally, we also are receiving. In truth, it is in the giving that we receive. Think about this in terms of cyclical breath. As we breath in, we're receiving. As we breathe out, we're giving. That’s what we’ll use as the foundation for our meditation today. As we prepare to meditate together, I invite you to consider: where else, like your breath, do you see giving to receive? I, for one, am struck by the wisdom of trees: always giving, always receiving. As always, please enjoy! Related resources from Melissa Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: the gift of gratitude Monday Meditation: be present to what is Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
25:25
January 18, 2022
Healing trauma from the body on up with Meg Tobin
I am so happy to be sharing my conversation with Meg Tobin. Meg is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor trained in – among other body-centered modalities – EFT Tapping, Brainspotting, EMDR, and Psychodrama. And today, we’re going to talk about the impact that trauma, anxiety, and stress has on our central nervous system. From the body on up According to Meg, we in the West tend to take a top-down approach to healing. That is, we use words and cognitive functioning to approach trauma. A bottom-up approach, on the other hand, starts within the body. And by beginning at the cellular level, Meg postulates that we can release our traumas fully. Plus, you’ll hear Meg help me overcome an obstacle in my life by leading me through a tapping session. In total, there’s so much here…I am excited for you to listen. As always, please enjoy! Links Mentioned: EFT Tapping Basics Breathing Space Psychotherapy Breathing Space Psychotherapy on Instagram Breathing Space Psychotherapy on Facebook More about Meg Tobin Related resources from Melissa Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: the gift of gratitude Monday Meditation: be present to what is Monday Meditation: Ridiculous joy Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
37:52
January 11, 2022
Monday Meditation: the gift of gratitude
As you ring in 2022, I want to share a meditation from Thanksgiving 2021 on gratitude because gratitude is a practice not just reserved for one day of the year. Personally, I try to practice gratitude often. And in today’s meditation, we’re going to reflect on a passage from M.J. Ryan’s book, Giving Thanks: The Gift of Gratitude. M.J. says, “To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course, everything originates in a will for the good which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” As we prepare to meditate today, I invite you to consider: what are you grateful for? By seeing your abundance, you will begin to invite transformation, synchronicities, and opportunities into your life. And as always, please enjoy! Book referenced: Giving Thanks: The Gifts of Gratitude Kindle Edition More resources from Melissa Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: be present to what is Monday Meditation: Ridiculous joy Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
28:24
January 04, 2022
Monday Meditation: be present to what is
Recently, I drove from Santa Cruz to San Francisco on Highway 1… …and there were so many places to stop and take pictures. I was by myself. I wasn’t on a schedule. So I stopped some 10 times to take spectacular picture after picture. The views were epic. And, to put it simply, the drive was a reminder to see what was in front of me. Over the last six weeks, life has taught me that things can change in a second. Thus, being present is truly all that we can do. That’s why we meditate. Meditation reminds us to come back to the present. As we quiet our mind chatter – the monkey mind – and we pay attention to our body and our breath, we allow the outside noise to fade away and to come into alignment with our center. Today, I invite you to meditate and consider: how do you feel in your body right now? Finally…if you ever get the chance to drive along Highway One in California, I invite you to do it. It includes some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see. Enjoy! More resources from Melissa Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: observe without judgment Monday Meditation: how do you want to feel as you finish the year? Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
25:32
December 28, 2021
Monday Meditation: Ridiculous joy
We were laughing before I hit record today and there’s a very good reason why. I shared with the group a new mascot for my Monday Morning Meditations. His name is “Gn-OM” and he’s a beautiful ceramic gnome that I found at a holiday bizarre. Simply put, Gn-OM (get it?) brings me so much ridiculous joy. And Gn-OM matters because he can help during this crazy time. “How can Gn-OM help, Melissa?” I hear you ask. Well, Gn-OM helps because he keeps my frequency high. He raises my vibration. And he’s a small way that I can do my part to stay grounded and balanced in the world. Now, Gn-OM doesn't mean that I get a spiritual bypass. And Gn-OM doesn't mean that I’m being Pollyanna. Rather, Gn-OM is a small way that I’m bringing more love and light and joy to my being. In other words, with Gn-OM, I raise my vibration and start to help. Gn-OM is a talisman that reminds me, “Remember the joy! Remember the fun.” Today, I invite you to have fun and join me in meditation as we consider: where can you find more ridiculous joy? More resources from Melissa Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager Monday Meditation: observe without judgement Choreography, Poetry, and Peacocks with Jess Coffman Monday Meditation: how do you want to feel as you finish the year? Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
27:26
December 14, 2021
Traumas & Triumphs: neurology of the heart, self-care, tattooing, & the mind-body connection with Tara Whiteman-Fager
Self-care begins with intention In today's episode, I'm very excited to share a beacon of intentional living, my friend, Tara Whiteman-Fager. Tara has been living her life with intention for over 10 years, incorporating a mind-body approach to self-care. Each day, Tara practices intentional living through all aspects of her life, including her relationships, her work, her parenting, her artistry, her ancestry, her coaching, and more. What you’ll hear is a self-proclaimed “emotional warrior” with so much wisdom to give. More about Tara: Tara has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The College of Saint Rose, a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northeast College of Health Sciences (formally known as New York Chiropractic College), is Acupuncture Certified by National University of Health Sciences, is Webster Certified for pre- and post-natal care, and is currently enrolled in the Integrative Wellness Academy, working through the Masters Coaching Program and Emotional Clearing Method Healing Technique. Additionally, Tara is the co-owner and Vice President of Operations at Hands On Family Heath, P.C. More recently, Tara became the owner and operator of Now’s the Time Integrative Health and Wellness Life Coaching Center. Tara would say she is many things...among them a mother by instinct, a healing artist by choice, and a very proud dog mom. We’re going to talk about so much, but some highlights include: Tara’s choice to “sober” up from alcohol Her advocacy for suicide prevention and mental health importance Co-parenting Her Personal healing choices Navigating uncomfortable truths by dealing with traumas, trials, tribulations and transformations Authentic-healing practices Storytelling And tattooing as a healing modality As always, please enjoy! Links Mentioned in this Episode Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It Second Edition Hands on Family Health, P.C. More resources from Melissa More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
49:26
December 07, 2021
Monday Meditation: observe without judgment
The word “observe” keeps coming up. For example, I have this great book called, The Observation Deck by Naomi Epel. Essentially, it’s a tool for writers. While re-reading it recently, one of the prompts jumped out at me: eavesdropping. “Yes!” I thought. "Eavesdropping...as in, listen to observe..." While in observation, however, we often sit in judgment of ourselves and of others. But what if we could be the observer for the sake of enjoying what we notice? Put another way, what if we could observe for the sake of observing? This is, after all, why we meditate. We’re here to observe our thoughts. So as we come together today, I invite you to meditate and ask: how can we hold ourselves in that place of judgement-free observation? And as always, please enjoy! Links Mentioned in this Episode The Observation Deck More resources from Melissa Monday Meditation: how do you want to feel as you finish the year? Monday Meditation: what energy are you putting into the world? Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
27:17
November 30, 2021
Choreography, Poetry, and Peacocks with Jess Coffman
The choreography of poetry In today’s episode, I’m excited to share a conversation with my friend, Jess Coffman. Jess is an entertainer, choreographer, songwriter, poet, marathon runner and published author. She has toured singing and dancing nationally and internationally. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Industry Studies from California State University Northridge, and during that time completed internships at both Capitol Records in the Marketing Department and Paramount Studios in the Film Music Department. Jess recently published an original book of poetry entitled, In Pursuit of Peacocks: a compilation of poetry and lyrics, and has created The In Pursuit of Peacocks Live show which includes: original songs and music, tap dancing, dance/poetry collaborations and spoken word. We’re going to cover everything from intentional living to having the communication chops to have hard conversations. Enjoy! Road Trip Credo We pledge allegiance to radical Love. A Love that is built on integrity and the sacrifice of privilege. A Love that listens with curiosity. A Love that fosters opportunity led with empathy and compassion. We commit to creating an inclusive nation built on selfless allyship. One Humanity, with access to liberty and justice for all. -Team Gumbo Links Mentioned in this Episode https://www.instagram.com/jessica.coffman/ https://www.instagram.com/poetry.of.peacocks/ http://www.jessicaleecoffman.com/ https://humanlibrary.org https://braverangels.org More resources from Melissa Monday Meditation: hold the high watch for the world Monday Meditation: what energy are you putting into the world? Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
29:24
November 23, 2021
Monday Meditation: how do you want to feel as you finish the year?
It’s a great time to pause and reflect It’s a big week energetically. And as we near the end of the year, it’s a great time to reflect and ask: how do you want to feel as you move into the next? With only a few months left in 2021, I’m going to spend time journaling today. I may ask myself: how do I want to feel? Alternatively, it’s also harvest time, so I might ask: what am I harvesting? With these questions in mind, I invite you to do the same while we hold space and meditate. Mantra Today: Shanti More resources from Melissa Monday Meditation: hold the high watch for the world Monday Meditation: what energy are you putting into the world? Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
25:31
November 09, 2021
Monday Meditation: observe and be present
An invitation to stay present While swimming this morning, I, when I got to the end of a lap, hung out on the edge of the pool and watched the sun come up. To my delight, there were these little clouds over the horizon that, together with the sun, produced a beautiful orange hue. For three minutes, I just held the edge of the pool and took it all in. I was trying to enjoy the beauty and be present to the moment. Interestingly, the moment also reminded me of the opposite: how often am I pulled into the future or jettisoned back to a memory of the past? How many sunrises had I missed by not being present? Being present is a practice In our meditation today, I invite you to stay in that present moment. To do this, you must continue to become an observer of the mind. And in contrast, while I've been meditating for a long time, I still catch my mind wandering occasionally. I’ll be thinking, “Gosh, I've got to pick up so-and-so at noon," or, "I've got to run this errand," or, "I've got to write that," or, "oh my God, did I really say that?” All the things. So, in an effort to get back to center, I invite you to observe and be present. This is precisely why we practice. Mantra Today: So hum More resources from Melissa Monday Meditation: hold the high watch for the world Monday Meditation: what energy are you putting into the world? Monday Meditation Series: Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation More Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
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November 02, 2021
Monday Meditation: hold the high watch for the world
Connect to the love at your core As I was thinking about this meditation, I've been feeling into everything that's going on in our world. What keeps coming up -- and if you’re in the Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group or if you follow me on social media, I recently posted about this -- is that in spite of everything that we see on the news or dystopian this and end-of-the-world that -- it is our charge to stay anchored in the truth, anchored in love. And anchored in love is where I’d like to begin our meditation today. Holding the high watch for the world If you’re not familiar with the term, “holding the high watch,” it comes from from my time at the Bodhi center in Chicago. While working as a licensed spiritual practitioner, one of us would always hold the high watch during services. Basically, this person in high watch position would sit in meditation and hold a space of love, hold a space of peace, and hold a space of possibility. Then...they would infuse the room with their higher vibrations of love, peace, and possibility. When we meditate together, likewise, we are doing the same. I know at the core of my being, that all that's real is love. And through our meditation practice, we anchor ourselves in that love. Today, I invite you, as people that are conscious and awake and awakening, to stand for wisdom and truth. I invite you to hold the high watch for our world. More resources from Melissa Monday Meditation: what energy are you putting into the world? Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Melissa on Instagram Everyday Living with Intention Facebook Group More from Melissa
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October 26, 2021
Monday Meditation: what energy are you putting into the world?
Connect to your breath and radiate love Whether you’ve joined me on a past live Monday Morning Meditation call or whether you’re joining me here today on the podcast, it is always a pleasure to have you with me. Likewise, as we come together each week to take some breaths and connect, I invite you to, once again, join me in meditation. There is, presently, so much going on in our world. From what’s happening in the Middle East to inclement weather to fires to social unrest, I have, as a result, been sinking into one simple question: what energy am I putting into the world? Love times infinity When I first started to meditate twenty-five years ago, there was a study floating around that expressed the benefits of meditation. It stated that one person meditating extended to a two mile radius. While the citation I, unfortunately, cannot recall, the sentiment is that our energy has an impact. And when we operate from a calm, grounded, and centered place, that’s when we emit that same loving-kindness energy out into the world. Right now, and perhaps more than ever, our world needs your centered, grounded, loving energy. Today, I want us to steep ourselves in that heart centered energy of love and radiate outward. Today’s Mantra: Sohum Related Episodes: Meditation Series: Law 1 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Meditation Series: Law 2 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation 3: The Law of Karma - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success 4: Law of Least Effort - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success 5: Law of Intention and Desire - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” 6: Law of Intention and Desire - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” 7: Law of Dharma or Purpose - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
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October 19, 2021
7: Law of Dharma or Purpose - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
Law 7 of the Seven Spiritual Laws Meditation Series: The Law of Dharma Today we are moving into the final spiritual law of our meditation series based on Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and that is the Law of Dharma or Purpose. As Deepak puts it, “Everyone has a purpose in life, a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and elation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of goals.” In other words, the law of Dharma has three components to it. First, we are spiritual beings having a human experience and not the other way around. Second, we all have a unique gift or talent that is here to serve the world. And third, if we ask the question, “how may I serve?” instead of “what's in it for me?” that's when we come in contact with our Dharma. The Law of Dharma or What is my purpose? In any relationship, I can ask: how may I serve? Because when I ask this question and deeply listen to the answer, I engage in an act of divinity. Life, like purpose, is not static. Over time, therefore, our unique purpose may evolve. By continuing to ask, “how may I serve?” I conjoin and collaborate with the divine within and the divine without. And that's precisely why we come together each week to meditate -- to listen. So today, I invite you to join me as you tune into your purpose. Today’s Law: Law 7: “The Law of Dharma or Purpose ” Today’s Mantra: Sham Day of the Week associated with this law: Saturday Chakra: 6th Chakra
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October 12, 2021
6: Law of Intention and Desire - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
Law 6 of the Seven Spiritual Laws Meditation Series: The Law of Detachment I am so excited because, not only are we talking about the six law of Deepak Chopra’s, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, the law of detachment, today we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of our live meditations (and if you’d like to join a live meditation in the future, please go here to learn more). In the light of this milestone, I want to thank you. In addition, it has been my great honor to hold space as we come together each week during these wild and crazy times. Truly, I'm so grateful to those of you that join live, to those of you that listen to the recordings, and to those of you that hear the podcast. Thank you. I'm excited to see what this next year has in store. Let’s start by talking about the sixth law of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: the law of detachment. Detachment ushers in infinite possibilities As Deepak states, “the law of detachment does not interfere with the law of intention and desire or with goal setting. You still have the intention of going in a certain direction. You still have a goal. However, the point between A and B, there are infinite possibilities.” Deepak goes on to say that the law of detachment accelerates the whole process of evolution. Most of all, it's the idea that when we let go of the hows and really be in the now, then we can just let things unfold because we fall into that field of infinite possibility. Moreover, that’s what we do every week here when we meditate. So today I invite you to listen, let go, and enjoy! Today’s Law: Law 6: “The Law of Detachment” "In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty. In the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe." - From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success quotes Today’s Mantra: Hum Day of the Week associated with this law: Friday Chakra: 5th Chakra
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October 05, 2021
5: Law of Intention and Desire -- A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
Law 5 of the Seven Spiritual Laws Meditation Series: The Law of Intention and Desire This is my FAVORITE week of our meditation series with Deepak Chopra’s book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” because today we’re onto week 5 -- the law of intention and desire. As the name states, the law of intention and desire is all about intention, which, you know, I like. And if your joining me for the first time, please start here or jump back to the beginning of this series. You will receive the benefits either way. Most of all, the Law of Intention and Desire is, at heart, what we do each week on Today I Choose. That is, the law of intention and desire is about getting into a place of stillness, listening to where you’re being called, and then acting from that place. Let the universe handle the details Again, the law of intention is what we talk about each week. Intention, in other words, is the power behind desire. Intention is the act of naming and listing what you want. Deepak even suggests physically writing your intentions down. Perhaps surprisingly then, the next step is to release attachment and let the universe handle the details. When you release attachment, you come fully into the present moment. So as we prepare to meditate today, I invite you to check in, let go, and let the universe handle the details. Today’s Law: Law 5: “The Law of Intention and Desire” “Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Intention and desire in the field of pure potentiality have infinite organizing power. And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put the infinite organizing power to work for us.” - From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success quotes Today’s Mantra: Brahma Day of the Week associated with this law: Thursday Chakra: 3rd Chakra Color: Yellow LINKS MENTIONED Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Mastering the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Related Episodes: Meditation Series: Law 1 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Meditation Series: Law 2 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation 3: The Law of Karma - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success 4: Law of Least Effort - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
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September 28, 2021
4: Law of Least Effort - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
Law 4 of the Seven Spiritual Laws Meditation Series: The Law of Least Effort Today we are continuing to meditate with Deepak Chopra’s book, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” as our guide. And in this episode, we’re picking up with Law 4: the law of least effort. If this is your first time joining us, please either start here or jump back to the beginning of the series. Either way, you are in good company. Likewise, whether it’s the law of least effort in relationships or the law of least effort in all things, the foundation of this law is nature. For example, a few natural metaphors to express this law might be: grass doesn’t try to grow, it just grows. The sun doesn’t try to shine, it just shines. Fish don’t try to swim, they just swim. In total, the law of least effort is all about being in harmony with all nature, including your nature. Three distinct components of the law of least effort According to Deepak, there are three distinct components of this law: acceptance, responsibility, and defenselessness. For example, when we meditate, we accept what happens, we take responsibility by showing up, and we are defenselessness by just being there. By contrast, in our western culture, we’re often all about the do, do, do. This law, however, is all about the be, be, be. As we prepare to meditate, I invite you to check in and ask: how can you take responsibility in the now? Today’s Law: Law 4: “The Law of Least Effort” “Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease, with carefreeness, harmony, and love. And when we harness the forces of harmony, joy, and love, we create success and good-fortune with effortless ease.” - From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success quotes Today’s Mantra: Vam Day of the Week associated with this law: Wednesday Chakra: 2nd Chakra LINKS MENTIONED in the Law of Karma meditation Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Mastering the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Related Episodes: Meditation Series: Law 1 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Meditation Series: Law 2 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation 3: The Law of Karma - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
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September 21, 2021
3: The Law of Karma - A Meditation from “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
Law 3 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Series: The Law of Karma In today’s podcast episode, I am continuing my exploration of Deepak Chopra’s “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” Throughout these meditations, Deepak’s book will serve as our guide. And today, we’re moving onto law 3, “The Law of Karma.” Simply, I like to explain the law of karma as a respond-instead-of-react method. Or as Deepak puts it, “Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. What we sow is what we reap.” Cause and Effect: exploring the law of karma meaning In other words, the law of karma is what we do when we meditate. That is, we connect with our mind, body, heart, and inner wisdom. Further, Deepak encourages us to ask two questions when we make a choice: (1) what are the consequences of this choice and (2) will this choice bring fulfillment and joy to me and to those impacted by this choice? In sum and as we prepare to meditate, I invite you to check in and ask: how does this choice feel in your body? Today’s Law: Law 3: “The Law of Karma” “When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruits of our karma is happiness and success.” - From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today’s Mantra: Shanti LINKS MENTIONED in the Law of Karma meditation Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Mastering the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Related Episodes: Meditation Series: Law 1 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Meditation Series: Law 2 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation
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September 14, 2021
Meditation Series: Law 2 - The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
Law 2 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Series: The Law of Giving In today’s podcast episode, I am continuing my exploration of Deepak Chopra’s “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”. This week, we’re moving onto law number 2. According to The Seven Spiritual Laws, the Second Law is “The Law of Giving.” As Deepak explains, “Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift, a compliment, or a flower.” After a brief discussion and after I share an example of how I use this second spiritual law in my daily life, we’ll meditate. ”Flow” with the second spiritual law by always giving a gift Admittedly, we talk a lot about “flow” regularly during these meditations. So perhaps it comes as no surprise, when I think about this second spiritual law, I think about breath as an example. There’s a constant exchange, a giving and a receiving, oxygen in, carbon dioxide out. With this in mind, as you move through this week, I invite you to consider: how might you give everyone you encounter a small and simple gift? Today’s Law: Law 2: “The Law of Giving” “The universe operates through dynamic exchange. Giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe and in our willingness to give, that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.” - From 7 Spiritual Laws of Success Today’s Mantra: Yum Today’s Chakra: The Heart Chakra or The Fourth Chakra Today’s Color: Green Today’s Day: Monday LINKS MENTIONED in today’s 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Mastering the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide you Through Your Life Volume 2 Related Episodes: Meditation Series: Law 1 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation
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September 07, 2021
Meditation Series: Law 1 of The 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation
Start here - Law 1 of the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Series In today’s episode, I’m excited to start the 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation series based on Deepak Chopra’s book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. If you’re unfamiliar with this title, it’s a very powerful book and it’s a very powerful way to live. So over the next seven weeks, we’re going to tackle each law, one by one, and then we’ll learn how to integrate each law as a guiding principle within our lives. What the Seven Spiritual Laws meditation will look like In each episode, I’m going to share a little bit about this week’s seven spiritual laws of success meditation based on the book. Next, I’ll  include a story about how I use the law within my own life. Finally and most of all, we’ll meditate together, using a specific mantra to help us go deeper. Today’s Law: Law 1: The Law of Pure Potentiality. "The sourced of all creation is pure consciousness... pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest.  And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe." - From The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today’s Mantra: Aum Today’s Chakra: The 7th Chakra LINKS MENTIONED in today’s 7 Spiritual Laws Meditation Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Mastering the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Today I Choose Meditations Today I Choose: Daily Intentions to Guide You Through Your Life
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August 31, 2021
Monday Meditation: An invitation for the golden light
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation from the Summer Solstice, where we take a pause and reflect on what we've done so far this year. I invite you to let the sun burn away the obstacles standing in your way and to illuminate where you need to put our focus.
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August 24, 2021
How to raise a child without limits with Lisa Palermo Matto
In today’s episode, I’m thrilled to be talking with Lisa Palermo Matto about her new book, The Up Side of Downs, where she shares stories of raising her daughter, Marlee.   Lisa Palermo Matto is a motivational speaker, youth minister, teacher, and author of the successful book, The Up Side Of Downs. She lives in Central New York with her husband and two children. She graduated with a B.A. degree in English from the State University of New York at Oswego, and received her secondary teaching certification from Le Moyne College. After receiving her teaching certification, Lisa began teaching English and literature at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, New York. She taught there for six years until she left to begin a family.  She began her career as a youth minister when her children attended school full time.   While she always has her passport at the ready to travel, Lisa is happiest in her kitchen surrounded by family and friends, dishing up homemade pasta, sauce, and her family’s renowned pizza recipe, made famous by her late Uncle Shuffles.     Book Link:  https://www.amazon.com/Side-Downs-Lisa-Palermo-Matto/dp/B08WZH5479 Blog Link:  https://www.whatjusthappenedblog.com/ Linked In:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-palermo-matto-61954825 Instagram Linked:  https://www.instagram.com/themarleeadventures Instagram Link:  https://www.instagram.com/lisamatto1/?hl=en
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August 17, 2021
Monday Meditation: Blades of Grass in the Ocean of Consciousness
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation where we explore the interconnectedness of our lives within the universe. Whether it's the people around you, the lush green grasses of the Midwest, or the rolling yellow hills of Northern California, connectedness begins with noticing. To illustrate this, today we're going to use the mantra, "Aham Brahmasmi," which loosely translates to, "I am a drop of ocean of consciousness," or, as I liken it to, being blades of grass. On the one hand, we are all like individual blades, standing and swaying in the wind. On the other hand, we are all rooted in the same vast soil.
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August 10, 2021
Monday Meditation: Don't Make Assumptions
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation where we explore the Third Agreement from Don Miguel Ruiz's book, "The Four Agreements." And that is, Don't Make Assumptions. In life, we often have the tendency to make assumptions about everything and everyone. Unfortunately, we then tend to take those assumptions personally. Today, we're going to explore what it means to stay centered in the present moment and learn the value of responding in place of reacting. Enjoy!
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August 03, 2021
Monday Meditation: Don't Take Things Personally
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation where we explore the Second Agreement from Don Miguel Ruiz's book, "The Four Agreements." And that agreement is, Don't Take Things Personally. What I know to be true: when we can stay centered in our hearts, we can look through a lens of compassion. So today, we're going to focus on staying centered in our hearts and acting from a place of love. Enjoy!
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July 27, 2021
Intentional Living as 'Playing Offense' with Lisa Cavallaro
In today’s episode, I’m talking with Lisa Cavallaro about the Law of Attraction, the power of our words and feelings, and intentional living as “playing offense.” Lisa Cavallaro has enjoyed a diverse career that began in accounting, moved on to business ownership, and evolved into family therapy, coaching, and magazine publishing. With no intention of adding to that list, Lisa says the pandemic provided her with some extra time to pursue new opportunities. Unable to spend time with her family, Lisa and her husband left NY for Florida… where she was challenged to fill her days in different ways. Friends inspired her to take up the game of tennis, so she began playing 5-6 days each week. In addition to continuing her coaching practice, Lisa RELUCTANTLY accepted an invitation to run for a seat on her Homeowners Association Board, assuming the role of Secretary. Not surprisingly, Lisa quickly figured out that the politics of an HOA Board were NOT her cup of tea. But the writing she was able to do while on the Board was a labor of love she knew she would miss if she were to resign. So she resigned anyway… and immediately felt a HUGE self-revelation. Lisa discovered that the most enjoyable aspect of every job she’s ever had was always the Writing piece. She loves finding the right words to clearly convey her message, and she thrives on writing and/or fine-tuning other people’s projects as well. Lisa’s bachelor’s degree is in accounting. Her master’s degree is in marriage & family therapy, and she’s also a master certified life coach. She received her Writing training in 11th & 12th Grade… from a teacher who made red corrections across everything Lisa wrote. Although she despised her teacher at the time, Lisa now praises Mrs. Notcher for cultivating a marketable and enjoyable skill she feels blessed to have. Lisa is a wife, mother, grandmother, golfer, tennis player, and lover of nature. When she created her website SAAiTT, she called herself a “small projects editor and ghostwriter.” After just finishing editing another author’s book, Lisa removed “small projects” from her site. According to Lisa, “it’s what you say and how you say it.” She helps people who want to  SAAiTT their best! You can find Lisa at: www.lisacavallaro.com.
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July 20, 2021
Monday Meditation: Preparing the Soil of Your Soul
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation where we explore what it means to prepare the soil of your soul. Drop into the depth of your being and plant the seeds for the things that you most want to grow. By clearing the clutter, you're making space for the roots to take hold... Enjoy!
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July 13, 2021
Monday Meditation: How Good Can It Get?
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation where we explore the question, "how good can it get?" Tune into your heart and turn your attention to what is good in your life. And then ask, "Can it get even better?" And, "What else is possible?" Enjoy!
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July 06, 2021
Monday Meditation: Choose the Path to Raise Your Vibration
Enjoy this recording of a past Monday Meditation where we explore what it feels like to take one step forward on a path that raises our vibrations...
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June 29, 2021
Finding Harmony for Every 'Body' with Dr. Cari
In today’s episode, I’m talking about health and wellness, applied kinesiology, food as medicine, and all things intention with my friend Dr. Cari Jacobson. To learn more about Dr. Cari, please visit our show notes page at https://todayichoose.me/podcast/.
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June 22, 2021
Monday Meditation: Take Stock and Engage in New Ways
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation from last month's Full Moon. With everything in the light, we explore...what have we overlooked and how can we being to engage in new ways?
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June 15, 2021
Monday Meditation: I Surrender and I Receive
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where we practice letting be and ask of ourselves: what am I being called to surrender?
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June 08, 2021
Free Hugs, Out of Your Comfort Zone, & Paying Attention to What you Say with Carol Miller
Carol CC Miller is a human potential activator, igniting people’s internal superpowers to live a life filled with LOVE, kindness, compassion, and peace. Her work has enriched the lives of over 1.5 million followers worldwide to embrace their lives by heightening celebrations and lessening sorrows with a positive focus. Perhaps her favorite contribution to a kinder world is the Global Free Hug initiative she founded in 2008. Since then, huggers have joined her to spread kindness one hug at a time during the annual May event in 6 continents, 45 countries, and 32 US states. Plus, Desmond Tutu has joined twice. Carol has a strong reputation as a positive force in every life she touches. Along with her coaching practice and Positive Focus, Carol has produced events and marketing for Iyanla Vanzant, Gabby Bernstein, Gregg Braden, Lynne Twist, and others. Website: https://www.carolccmiller.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positivecarol Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolccmiller/
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June 01, 2021
Monday Meditation: Planting the Seeds of Inspiration
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where the focus is on planting the seeds of inspiration.
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May 25, 2021
Meditation & The Playground of Awesomeness with Gordon McGregor
Gordon McGregor is the founder and president of McGregor Media, a boutique company that specializes in developing and delivering wellness programming and spiritual events. He has worked extensively with high profile industry leaders such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Weil, Elizabeth Gilbert, Esther Hicks, Don Miguel Ruiz, Mike Dooley, Shawn Achor, Byron Katie, Caroline Myss, Martha Beck, Gabrielle Bernstein, Kris Carr, Lynne Twist, Ismael Cala, Michael Beckwith and Jean Houston. Gordon has launched innovative wellness and meditation programs at sea and leads a team of Mindful Living Coaches on Celebrity and Seabourn Cruise Lines. He is a Chopra Center certified meditation instructor and an ordained interfaith minister. Gordon joyfully calls Laguna Beach home where he is active in the yoga community and is an avid Indoor Cyclist. In his free time Gordon volunteers at the local Food Pantry. Website: https://gordonmcgregor.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegordonmcg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegordonmcg/
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May 18, 2021
Transformational Storytelling, Enneagram, & Mind-Body-Spirit Integration with Laurie Proctor
Laurie is a trauma informed life coach, leadership consultant, team facilitator, and Enneagram instructor. She is the Co-Founder and President of SOWthat Inc., a transformational coaching organization that focuses on the connection and integration of mind, body and spirit. Laurie is passionate about journeying with others through the beauty and brokenness of their stories for the sake of healing, hope and living the abundant life. She thrives on finding the unique glory in each of her clients and helping them unleash it into the world with power and authenticity. Laurie believes lasting change is created when people have the space, guidance and care to examine themselves and heal within the context of their stories. She has seen the profound fruits of this in her own life and has dedicated her life to helping others find the freedom that comes from this healing work. Laurie runs her organization SOWthat from a suburb of Chicago where she lives with her kind and hilarious husband, Dave and their 2 wild and inspiring teenagers, Emma and Jett. You can learn more about Laurie and the work her organization does at www.sowthat.com. FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/sowthat Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sow_that/
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May 11, 2021
Giving A Voice to Women, the Power of Theater and Horror Writing with Beulah Vega
Beulah Vega is a theatrical artist, poet, and horror writer from California's North Bay Area. Formerly the Managing Director of Narrow Way Stage Company, and Artistic Director of Pegasus Theater Company, she has spent the pandemic working with theaters to develop new works showcasing the global majority. She is also the founder of Heroines-Harpies-Harlots Productions, although she certainly never meant to be. Find Beulah on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/B.F.Vegaauthor Twitter and Instagram: @byronwhoknew For more information about “In Her Own Voice” and to buy tickets for this year’s Heroine’s, Harlots and Harpie’s theater festival happening May 8 - 16, please visit https://www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/in-their-own-voice-starting-may-8
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May 04, 2021
Be Big, Butterflies, Breaks, and Books with Katie Kizer
Today we are talking about "taking the pause," self talk, and intention with author, Katie Kizer. Katie is an attorney in the legal education field as well as a children's book author. She is moved by the power of words, her three nieces, and sour gummy candy. Be Big! is a dazzling children’s book series that will inspire families to discuss how children can overcome their fears and still take up space, with a sense of community all around them. Find Katie at: http://thebebigbook.com Find her books: Be Big! Beatrice’s First Day of First Grade at https://amzn.to/2OT8Djg Be Big! 2: Beatrice Befriends a Bully https://amzn.to/3r0hVah
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April 27, 2021
God, Forgiveness, & Dispensing Miracles with Mark Anthony Lord
Today we are talking about God, forgiveness and intention with Mark Anthony Lord. He is a spiritual teacher, internationally recognized speaker, author, and coach/channel. An ordained, new thought minister, he has spent the past twenty-five years inspiring people to awaken the infinite power within themselves and harness it in practical ways that create transformation. His personal mission is to help people heal any suffering around God, to forgive all, and to love themselves fully. His inspiring, high-energy presentations have been given at Agape International Spiritual Center, CSL International Conference in Vancouver, New Thought Conference of London, Panache Desai’s Global Gathering, Mile-Hi Church in Denver, and dozens of other spiritual centers nationwide. Mark is currently the Senior Spiritual Leader of Unity on the Lakeshore in Douglas, MI. In 2003, Mark founded the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago, building it from three people in his living room to thousands passing through its doors each week. He is also the founder of Cityside Spiritual Community in Chicago and the author of Thou Shalt Not Suffer: 7 Steps to a Life of Joyand The Seven Living Words. Prior to completing his spiritual education, Mark spent seventeen years traveling the world as a director and choreographer, with three of these years at Disney. Mark has a B.F.A. from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Divinity from Agape International Spiritual Center and the Holmes Institute. Find Mark: Web: https://www.markanthonylord.me Instagram: @markanthonylord Books by Mark Anthony Lord: Thou Shall Not Suffer: 7 Steps to a Life of Joy  https://amzn.to/3bSv5Su The Seven Living Words https://amzn.to/2P1bSVR
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April 20, 2021
Money, True Wealth, and Intention with Julie Murphy
Today we are talking about money, true wealth and intention with Julie Murphy. Julie Murphy is all heart, giving hope to millions to create a new life. Julie’s professional designations are CLU, ChFC, CFP®, is an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®, author and media expert who wants you to heal your emotions so you can prosper financially, and in life. Her new book, Awaken Your Wealth will transform how you feel about money now into a new mindset that feeds your heart and soul and enriches your financial wellbeing.  Living a life of Real Wealth! People call Julie a financial healer and money therapist. After transforming her own upbringing of scarcity into a life of abundance, she’s on a mission to financially heal the world. Her approach, first expressed in The Emotion Behind Money: Building Wealth from the Inside Out, bridges the emotional right brain and the financial left brain to help people release old beliefs that limit them from achieving greater financial security. Now, you can balance your life and experience money in a new way with the PACT system in Awaken Your Wealth:  Creating a PACT to Optimize Your Money and Your Life. Build a better plan from the inside out with this four-step approach that takes you from healing to action. Learn to love yourself, and money will love you! Julie has led a financial services and wealth management firm in Chicago, Illinois, for more than 25 years. Like many others, she had been affected by family beliefs about financial struggle. Once she realized she didn’t have to live under the shadow of those old childhood beliefs about money, Julie created a life plan of her own choosing—one based on sound investment strategies and proven emotional and mental tools and techniques. With an open heart and upbeat personality, Julie lives to share her story and healing energy with audiences far and wide. Find Julie: YouTube channel:  EmotionBehindMoney https://www.youtube.com/c/JulieMurphy/featured Instagram:  @AwakenwithJulie LinkedIn and Facebook page:  Awaken With Julie Website: www.JulieMurphy.com. Julie’s Books: Awaken Your Wealth: Creating a PACT to Optimize Your Money and Your Life  https://amzn.to/3vvtda9 The Emotion Behind Money https://amzn.to/3cM8ZA6
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April 13, 2021
Creating Beauty & Delight with Anne Reeves
Today we are talking delight and intention with Anne Reeves. Anne Reeves is the artist and author of the blog, “Moments of Delight,” where she celebrates the beauty of everyday life. Since the blog's inception in 2007, she has written over 2,500 original posts. She published her first book, Moments of Delight, based on her successful blog in 2008.  Her second book, Paris: Delight in the City of Light, is a color-driven travel guide based on finding delight and making memories. Her most recent book, Finding Delight: Ideas & Inspiration to Enhance Everyday Life, encourages readers to find joy when hobbies and travel collide with friendship and collecting. In addition to her voice as a blogger, Anne runs a small hand-crafted accessories design company (www.annereeves.etsy.com) designing magazine day bags and cigar box purses. Anne currently inspires groups large and small with her message of finding delight in everyday life. She is working on her next book, A Delightful Guide to the Pacific Northwest. Anne lives just east of Seattle, Washington with her husband, Dan. You can find Anne at: Web: http://www.momentsofdelight.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anne.reeves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/finddelight/ Etsy: www.annereeves.etsy.com Find Anne’s books here: Moments of Delight  https://amzn.to/3cqVJAM Paris… Delight in the City of Light  https://amzn.to/3qQ9FJO
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April 06, 2021
Conversation with Tamara Herskovic
In today’s episode, we are talking chocolate, yoga and intention with Tamara Herskovic. Tamara Herskovic is one half of the Mayana Chocolate husband-and-wife duo. Since relocating their luxury chocolate business to rural Wisconsin, she’s continued her personal crusade to make the world a more beautiful, equitable place – often leveraging the online sales of their wildly popular Mayana Chocolate candy bars and chocolates. Most recently, Tamara has opened her second business, The Chocolate Studio, which blends two of her favorite things: Chocolate (of course) and yoga. Tamara is a mother of two, a wife, a business owner and most importantly, a human working to lift up other humans – because happiness and opportunity belong to all. https://www.mayanachocolate.com https://www.theyogachocolatestudio.com
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March 30, 2021
Curiosity as a Portal to Alchemy
In today's meditation, we tap into the stillness to connect to our hearts and get curious about alchemizing frustrations.
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March 26, 2021
Conversation with Lettie Sullivan
Today we are talking with Lettie Sullivan about navigating life with the cycle of the moon and intention.   Lettie Sullivan is a Priestess of the Sacred Arts and the Creatrix of the Goddess Ministry, whose mission is to anchor energetic activism centered in Love, Divine Feminine wisdom, metaphysical principles, and cosmic time cycles. Lettie is also an inspirational speaker, a professional organizer, a life coach, and an author.  Her most recent essay appears in the new anthology Sovereign Unto Herself: Release Co-Dependencies and Claim Your Authentic Power, published by Flower of Life Press. Lettie is a senior priestess and mentor in Priestess Presence, an online temple space with more than 19,000 members. She also leads Eclipsing Injustice, a series of Full Moon ritual events to heal racial trauma and amplify love. Lettie is also a mother of three, and is joining us today from her home in Oak Park, Illinois.  Website: https://www.lettiesullivan.com Social: @goddessministry
35:57
March 23, 2021
Working with the Season
Spring Equinox is a time for planting new seeds of life.  What are you planting?
27:51
March 19, 2021
Conversation with Alicia Albright
In today’s episode, I’m talking with the amazing Alicia Albright about intentional movement, the power of following your passion, and mermaids. Alicia Albright is a NYC based Broadway performing artist, choreographer, creator, avid traveller and theatre dance/dance/yoga/meditation and empowerment teacher and is starting her own company called, The Feed Your Soul Project. She has appeared on Broadway as an original cast member and swing in Disney's Frozen the Musical, and was also as the Dance Captain/Swing of Wicked on Broadway. She has also toured the US and globally teaching as well as performing in musicals and with dance companies such as Donald McKayle's company the Etude Ensemble. She has toured with Wicked, A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, All Shook Up, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as well as other regional jobs and has worked as a performer and Associate Choreographer at Transcendence Theatre Company. She is also a guiding light on a meditation app geared towards performers called La Luz. She teaches dance, yoga, musical theatre, and also teaches a new Feed Your Soul Project class using the modalities of meditation, breathwork, movement, intention setting, writing and collaboration. It is a unique merging of techniques that taps people into their authentic selves, mind, body and spirit to be present in their lives in a deeper, more connected way. Her passion and mission in her life is to live a life so connected, inspired and authentic and dedicated to being of service that her soul is truly fed. And that in the authentic living of that, she inspires others to do the same. And that all people she teaches, works with, loves and befriends feel seen, heard, valued, loved and appreciated, and know that they matter and make a difference in the world, simply by being exactly who they are. Alicia’s website: http://www.feedyoursoulproject.com Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/aliciaalbright/ FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/alicia.albright.9615 Link to Water Dance video:: https://youtu.be/nC62ZNHT3H4
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March 16, 2021
The Power in Silence
In today's meditation, we dive into the power of silence.
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March 12, 2021
Conversation with Janette Stuart
Today we are talking angels and intentions with Janette Stuart. Janette Stuart: Best Selling Author, Certified Angel Card Reader, Blogger, Military Mom, and Emissary of Joy at Angel Angles and Well-Being and Wonder will assist you to own and embrace your divinity and live a life of love, joy, and peace. Gentleness and Joy are her Superpowers. Website: www.angel-angles.com
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March 09, 2021
Laughter Soothes the Soul
In today's meditation, we tap into our hearts and the power of laughter and joy.
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March 05, 2021
Conversation with Roy Lightner
Today we are talking theater, mental health, diversity, and intention with Roy Lightner. Roy is an award-winning theatre creator, director, choreographer, and educator born and raised in Kansas City.  He recently joined the Musical Theatre Faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an Assistant Professor. Previously, Roy served as the Associate Artistic Director for the Transcendence Theatre Company, and also on the Musical Theatre Faculty of Ithaca College.  As a national director for Dancers Inc., he toured the country as a master class teacher.  Roy has taught at New York City’s Professional Performing Arts School, as well as created the contemporary/musical theatre dance program for the Astoria School of Fine Arts.  As a director/choreographer his credits include: Transcendence Theatre Company’s productions of Those Dancin’ Feet, Best of Broadway Under the Stars, Fantastical Family Night, This Magic Moment, Wine Country Speakeasy (creator/director), Gala Celebration, Oh, What a Night! (2015 Winner Best Director Broadway World San Francisco), Superheroes in Love, and Music of the Night; New York City Opera’s Lucky to Be Me (Lincoln Center, assistant to Peggy Hickey), Hairspray, Miss Saigon (Sondheim Center), Legally Blonde (Arizona State University) Hound of the Baskervilles (Cape Playhouse, New Jersey Rep, Westin Playhouse, Depot Theatre). University of Alabama at Birmingham Productions: Disconnect, HAIR, Savage, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Working and Hairspray. Ithaca College productions: Dogfight, A Chorus Line, Under the Covers, How to Succeed…, Gone Missing, and Legally Blonde; Bring It On (Music Theatre of Kansas City), Pippin, Hairspray (Winner Best Director Broadway World KC), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Good News, Urban Cowboy, Starmites, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and more. MTWichita: 2018 Festival Producer. Dance Concert choreographic credits include: two full-length original choreographic ballets Under the Covers (Ithaca College) and In Your Eyes (Miller-Marley Ballet Company), The Oklahoma City Dance Project, NYC’s Community Dance Project, New York City’s Jazz Choreography Enterprise, Astoria Fine Arts and B.C. Beat.  Performance credits include: Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), a two time Kansas City Symphony principle soloist, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Stages St. Louis), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Holland America’s Grand World Voyage (lead singer/dancer), Geva Theatre, Oklahoma City Rep. and Music Theatre of Wichita’s CATS (Mungojerrie), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers(Gideon), West Side Story (Baby John), Seussical (Wickersham), Hairspray(IQ), The Full Monty, Phantom, Aida, Beauty and the Beast and more totaling over 40 professional productions. He graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Musical Theatre; and received his Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts with a Concentration in Performance Creation from Goddard College.  You can find Roy at www.roylightner.com.
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March 02, 2021
Preparing the Soil
In today's mediation, we talk about how meditation prepares the rich soil of our lives just like we prepare the ground to plant seeds in the Spring and then we will meditate.
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February 26, 2021
Conversation with Rev Darrell Jones
Today we are talking about mindfulness, intention and the bridge between the spiritual and the secular with Reverend Darrell Jones. Rev. Darrell Jones is a spiritual director and teacher who provides loving, nurturing and transformative one on one coaching and group learning experiences.  In 2008 Darrell was licensed as a spiritual practitioner and in 2012 was licensed as a minister by the Centers for Spiritual Living.  Overall, Rev. Darrell brings over 15 years of study and practice to his work.  Darrell offers his services not only to the individual but also to groups and organizations through workshops, classes and speaking engagements.  Rev. Darrell sees clients in the Chicago area for face to face sessions, however he also provides phone and video chat sessions to clients around the country and internationally. Darrell has lived in Chicago since 1995 and attended the first service of the Bodhi Spiritual Center in 2003.  At that service he fell in love with the community and its teachings, becoming one of the original charter members.  Darrell has always been involved in spiritual community as a son of a minister, but truly found his hunger for spiritual philosophy and practice fed with the teachings of Science of Mind and other New Thought teachings.  After years of study, a deeper call came from the center of his being to enter training to become a spiritual practitioner, which culminated with his licensing in 2008.  Always desiring to expand his understanding, practice and embodiment of wisdom and spiritual principle, Darrell entered the Holmes Institute in the fall of 2009 and graduated in the summer of 2012 with a Masters in Consciousness Studies and the designation of Reverend Darrell Jones.  Darrell is taking his study of the major world religions, philosophy, psychology and quantum physics theory and expanding his work as a minister in the greater community as a spiritual leader that facilitates the awakening of inner wisdom in the individual, groups and organizations. In 2015, Rev. Darrell officially launched his own online spiritual community named Soul Gym.  Soul Gym connected with people around world with its virtual weekly meetings embracing the practices of meditation, prayer and study. In late 2016 an opportunity come along for Rev. Darrell to help launch a secular meditation studio in Chicago named Chill.  Chill the studio eventually became Chill Anywhere the app and website, helping people lived less stressed more mindful lives through guided mindful meditation classes both live and on demand.  Darrell continues to work with Chill and has plans to publish his first book in 2021. https://www.revdarrelljones.com/soul-gym.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darrelljonesspirit/
40:05
February 23, 2021
Steep Yourself in Gratitude
In this week's podcast meditation, we tap into the power of stillness and gratitude.
25:36
February 19, 2021
Intention Setting Meditation
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where the focus is on intention setting.
23:29
February 16, 2021
Tapping into Stillness
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where we tap into stillness to hear our guides and inner wisdom.
26:31
February 12, 2021
Conversation with Kristin Onderdonk
Today I’m talking with my friend, Kristin Onderdonk, about her embodiment process STOP and FLOW and the power of intention. Kristin Onderdonk, owner Enjoy Chi, LLC, is a motivational movement coach, public speaker, published author, and top leader in organic wellness here in the U.S.  She is the creator of STOP AND FLOW, an embodiment process including mindfulness, meditation, and authentic natural movement. The process includes several energetic techniques such as reiki, E.F.T. tapping, tai chi and qigong. Kristin is an expert in helping to facilitate extraordinary recovery in addiction and related trauma through her innovative, embodiment process. Before discovering her passion for recovery work, she worked for over twenty years as a Certified Public Accountant. She has worked with and supported thousands of clients, patients and staff, in person and online, from all over the world. Kristin lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two youngest daughters, and dog named Crew. She is also parent to three amazing adult children, daughter, sister, and friend to her very large extended Italian family. Kristin’s mission is to discover ways to enjoy life and help others do the same. It is her intention to connect and re-connect humans to compassion and unconditional love, starting with what she refers to as, “embodied self being self”. In so doing, she seeks to create community and relationships that significantly raise the vibe of our world. You can find Kristin at her website www.enjoychi.com
37:09
February 09, 2021
Listening with All of Your Senses
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where we dive into listening.
26:38
February 05, 2021
Peacock Wisdom with Grounding Meditation
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning  Meditation featuring wisdom of the peacock and a guided grounding meditation with breath-work.
28:50
February 02, 2021
Shine Your Light
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where tap into our inner light. -- "For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it If only we're brave enough to be it" - from The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate Powerful words calling us to bravery.  Each of us has a light within ourselves that is ready to shine.  Sometimes it's hidden under layers of fear or "I'm not enough-ness," but it's there if we are willing to tune in, open our hearts, and step into the light of our full selves.  Yes, it can be scary to put yourself out there, to take a loving stand for what you know is true, but that's what our light is calling us to do.  Are we brave enough to see it, to be it? In today’s meditation we tune into our own lights within.
29:41
January 29, 2021
Conversation with Jim Cooney
Today we are talking theater, artists and intentions with director and choreographer Jim Cooney.
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January 26, 2021
Riding the Waves
Enjoy this recording of Monday's meditation where we tap into the power of the ocean waves. Just as the waves constantly roll in from the ocean, waves of feelings and emotions roll though us every day.  In today’s mediation, we allow whatever is happening for each of us to flow and we invite waves of compassion and peace to wash over us.
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January 22, 2021
Holding a Collective Intention
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where we hold a collective intention for our world and meditate.
26:50
January 19, 2021
What do you need?
Enjoy this recording of a live Monday Morning Meditation where tune into what we need. Our words matter.  What we say to ourselves matters.  What we say to others matters.  When we are connected to our inner wisdom, we are able to connect to what we need and we can articulate those needs from a place of compassion and response instead of anger and reaction.  We dive deep into our hearts in today's meditation to listen for what we need. Book referenced: Nonviolent Communications, A Language of Life by Marshall B Rosenberg, Ph.D.
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January 15, 2021
Today I Choose... What's it all about?
Melissa Bingham, founder and host of this podcast, shares the story of her daily intention practice and the origins of this podcast.  
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January 05, 2021