Within Us

Within Us

By Azriela Jankovic
Wellness. Wisdom. Wonder. This is what we find when we look within.

Yet, in today's world, it's easy to become distracted by what's around us. Azriela Jankovic, a passionate educator and coach, interviews a myriad of experts who believe in our power to persist in the face of challenges, and spread light in this world when faced with darkness.

This is the place for expert advice to enhance your life.

Within Us waters and nurtures the seeds of joy, purpose, and spiritual connection that you have been naturally endowed with.

Awaken in any moment, an opportunity to begin anew.

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How to Take Control of Your Digital Life - On Digital Wellness with Kim Cavallo
Our guest today, Kim Cavallo, asks us the following question: “What is it that inspires you to forget about your phone and your screens?” Kim is a proponent of Digital Wellness. She first became aware of the problem that mobile devices presented when she found herself in the bathroom of a yoga studio reading her emails instead of pressing her hands in down dog. In between anxious impulses to check her phone, the idea for a new app was born. With her 25 years experience raising money and connecting people to non-profit causes, Kim began to focus on how to encourage those around her to put away their phones and be in the moment. Kim’s work is positioned at the center of mindfulness and social impact, developing mutually beneficial, strategic partnerships between businesses and non-profit organizations. When Kim puts away her phone, she loves to spend time with her husband + 2 adult sons, doing yoga and traveling. You can connect with Kim https://www.instagram.com/getlilspace/ or by visiting https://www.getlilspace.com/ and sending her an email. Kim is partnered with the National Day of Unplugging - visit https://www.nationaldayofunplugging.com/ and take the pledge. To connect with your host, Azriela, you can visit www.DrAzi.co or send a join request to the Circle of Insight Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyondandwithinallthings/?ref=bookmarks
February 19, 2020
How to Live with More Presence and Purpose - An Interview with Benjamin Epstein, Ph,D., Psychologist and Author
Mindfulness has become a buzz word in many different circles recently, but what is this craze all about and why is mindfulness being touted as the answer to so many of life’s perplexing problems? In today’s episode, we delve into this topic - what mindfulness is - both from a spiritual and from a clinical perspective. Our guest is Rabbi Benjamin Epstein, Ph.D., an experienced psychologist, author, and speaker who blends traditional Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) with cognitive behavioral, spiritual, and acceptance techniques. He is also the author of "Living in the Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Everyday Life," a work designed to provide a practical roadmap to the discovery of purpose. Drawing from religious and mystical texts, this book and the conversation around this book brings forth universal insights for how to live with more wellness, happiness, and presence. You can access the book here: https://amzn.to/31LlcPO Meditations from 'Dr. Benjy' can be accessed here: https://insighttimer.com/drbenjy and he can be reached via email at: HASCpsychologist@gmail.com To connect with your host, Azriela, visit her website https://www.drazi.co/ for her book, events, group coaching, and upcoming courses.
February 12, 2020
How to Talk to Yourself So that You will Flourish: with Guest Marc Cordon on the Power of Self Talk
Do you talk to yourself? Chances are that the answer is yes. In today's episode, guest Marc Cordon shares the story of how he discovered the transformational power of intentional self-talk.  He shares his journey to joy, and what inspired him to become an expert on positive psychology. We speak seriously about depression - what Marc has gone through and how it has shaped his life, his work, and what he teaches. He shares tips and advice for how to talk to yourself so that you can live happier. You may laugh and cry listening to this episode, plus you'll walk away with useful techniques for dealing with the negative thinking that is so often a part of what goes on inside the mind. Marc has coached entrepreneurs, Ph.D.'s, public servants, musicians, parents, other coaches and just cool people who want to make a difference. He explains that 'It is an insane feeling to share the collywobbles and goosebumps that someone gets when he has an “AHA!” moment or to hear the deep sigh of relief that is released when a client figures out that she is no longer stuck.' To connect with Marc, you can visit  https://www.marccordon.com/ To learn more about your host, Azriela, including links to her book and information about her 1:1 coaching and groups, visit www.DrAzi.co
February 5, 2020
The Healing Power of Hope - Kaley Zeitouni on Her Miraculous Healing Journey
In this episode, Azriela interviews Kaley Zeitouni, who at a very young age was diagnosed with a devastating disease.  She recalls her journey over the past two decades - what she did and how she thought in order to deal with the challenges posed by a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis and accompanying symptoms from such a young age.  Her optimism, hope, and dedication to healing has yielded results beyond what any of her doctors could have imagined, and in fact, she is known in the medical community as a 'miracle child.'  Kaley believes that her healing, while it may appear to be miraculous, is also the result of the practices that she has implemented. She shares some of those practices on the show, detailing how she has prevailed - against all odds.  For more information about Kaley and her work helping others to heal from illness and grief in both 1:1 and group coaching settings, you can visit her website at www.kaleyz.com  Kaley is also a co-author of a brand new book, "Transforming Your Life," which can be found using this Amazon LINK HERE For more about Azriela, her new book, or her masterminding, seminars, or 1:1 coaching, visit DrAzi.Co 
January 29, 2020
EP 18: How to Supercharge Your Healing with Andrew David Shiller, M.D.
The rates of depression, anxiety, and chronic pain are at an all time high. Today, more than ever, people of all ages and backgrounds are suffering from the debilitating effects of these illnesses. In today’s episode, Azriela interviews Dr. Andrew David Shiller, a medical doctor who integrates a variety of healing approaches, both mainstream and complimentary, to bring healing to his patients. Educated at Harvard Medical School and Duke University, Dr. Shiller combines a research based approach with his personal commitment to connect with patients and inspire healing of the body, and the mind. Show host, Azriela, shares a snapshot of her own mental health journey which began twenty five years ago, explaining why the information in this episode is so important and needs to be heard, and how meeting a doctor like Dr. Shiller is a dramatically different experience than taking a more standard medical approach. Above all, she reminds that “There is always hope.” Today's episode is all about the hope to heal, and realizing that hope for as many people as possible.  To connect with today's guest, Dr. Shiller: Get  relevant and reliable information to help you recover from chronic pain and illness, through level-headed integration of conventional medicine and natural healing in Dr. Shiller’s online community, at www.drshiller.com for more information.  To connect with your host, Azriela: To learn more about Azriela’s 1:1 coaching, group masterminding, brand new book, and seminars, visit www.DrAzi.co or send a join request to Circle of Insight on Facebook.
January 22, 2020
EP 17: Hope for the Best, Make Peace with the Rest: An Interview with Beloved Poet Philosopher, Noah benShea
Noah benShea is one of North America's most beloved poet philosophers. He's been nominated for the Pulitzer prize, spoken in places such as the Library of Congress, and he has been published by Oxford University Press. In this episode of Within Us, he shares with Azi all about what has inspired him to inspire others over the many years of his career. He speaks about finding beauty in unexpected places, noticing miracles in everyday life, and staying hopeful through all of life's challenges and struggles. His quotes and stories have inspired many millions of people, and in listening to this episode, you'll understand why. To learn more about Noah's work, visit https://www.noahbenshea.com/ or follow Noah on Instagram @noahbenshea This episode is sponsored by Azi's new book, 'Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection.' Throughout the month of of January,  25% of all book proceeds HERE  - will be donated to the needy in Jerusalem.
January 13, 2020
EP 16: How to Give the Gift of Your Presence at Celebrations and Events - With Adena Mark Kapon of A to Z Events Israel
As the holiday season is upon us, its a great idea to stay present with what really matters. How can we make the most out of our time with friends and family? How can we avoid unnecessary stress and tap in to the joy of celebrating? Adena Mark Kapon knows exactly how to do this, as for years now, she has been a premiere professional event planner. As she explains in this episode, there is a lot that goes into planning events and celebrations.  Cultivating the right mindset, even in light of less-than-simple family dynamics, is ultimately the key to the success of any gathering. In this episode, she explains what this mindset is all about, and how it is possible to make the most of time together with our loved ones. You can learn more about Adena's services by visiting https://atozeventsisrael.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/atozeventsisrael/ In honor of the holidays, for this week only, your host Azriela will be donating 50% of her book proceeds from 'Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection' to those in need.  Get your copy on Amazon here. Every blessing for presence at all of your gatherings and celebrations this season and always. 
December 23, 2019
EP 15: A Bit of Calm for Our World - With Helen Abelesz, Life Coach
In today's busy world, it is more important than ever to to slow down. That's what this episode is all about. We can consider our intentions, paying mind to what we're doing -  as today's guest Helen Abelesz explains, not just because other people are doing these things, but because we are consciously choosing. Perhaps we can take a break from rushing around to go places with the people that we care about, and simply pause to spend time just being with them. This is an episode about moving from 'doing' to 'being' and how that can bring clarity and breathe new energy and vitality into our lives. Helen Abelesz, Life Coach for Women, shares tips and strategies that anyone - men and women alike - can implement in order to access greater states of calm. Listeners may be eligible for a complimentary introductory session with Helen.  For details, contact HelenAbelesz@gmail.com or visit Helen on Facebook (Helen Abelesz, Life Coaching for Women) For Azi's book, Beyond All Things, Visit this Amazon link, and for a sample of her guided meditations, check out her page on Insight Timer - the world's largest free guided meditation app here.
December 20, 2019
EP 14: How to Build Your Spiritual Life Raft.... Joyfully! - With Musician and Author Sam Glaser
In this week's episode, Azriela speaks with singer - songwriter- inspirational speaker and author, Sam Glaser, all about how to live joyfully.  Sam shares ways in which we can live joyfully - even through difficult times in life - by creating a metaphorical 'spiritual life raft.'  He explains that while his spiritual journey has inspired him to be 'all in' to Torah Judaism, he is very much a 'surfer dude' at heart, and closely connects with people of all backgrounds who are seeking.  You're gonna love what he says - and what he sings! You'll hear a clip of this never before released song that Sam wrote when he was... drumroll... a child! (And would you believe, its all about joy, too!)  Sam tells us that just as someone who is 'tone deaf' can learn to sing, so too can anyone tap in to their inner seed of spirituality and joy!  Sam Glaser's soulful music and inspirational writing is a source of immense joy for so many people.  From his best-selling albums to his international tours, he sings and shares to uplift audiences of all ages. You can learn more at https://www.samglaser.com/.Sam recently authored 'The Joy of Judaism,' where he shares stories, experiences, and information for the spiritually curious: https://joyjud.com/ A special thank you to the sponsors of this episode, Kesher Video (https://keshervideo.com/) - connecting businesses, organizations, and institutions with their audiences through cinematic, top quality video productions. For all of your professional marketing, pr, and video needs, choose Kesher. Now in major US cities and Israel.  And, to Azriela's book, 'Beyond All Things,' which is now receiving listener feedback from a diverse audience all over the world who are inspired by the fifty insights within. For more information on the book or related experiences, visit https://azrielajankovic.com/upcoming-events/beyond-all-things/
December 16, 2019
EP 13: An Awakening for All - Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler and the 'Torah School for the Nations'
Torah, also known as 'The Five Books of Moses' and its related writings, or 'The Old Testament,' is the best selling book of all time and one of the most influential documents in human history. The original Hebrew texts are largely studied in Jewish circles.  There are a small number of individuals from within the Jewish tradition who are inspired about sharing sacred Torah teachings with the world at large.  One of these individuals, a woman based in Israel and a leader in this growing movement of sharing Torah with the world,  believes that the texts of the Torah have universal significance.  Today, she joins us to share a bit about what inspires her to teach Torah to diverse audiences.  Rivkah Lambert Adler is a writer and adult Jewish educator with a special interest in the non-Jewish awakening to Torah happening in our days.  Born and raised in New York, she moved to South Florida during high school. She attended the University of Maryland where she earned a bachelors, masters and Ph.D.  She worked in college administration for over two decades and lived in Baltimore until moving to Israel in 2010. She works as a journalist, telling stories about life in Israel and its remarkable people. She and her husband are active volunteers in their community just outside of Jerusalem. They have children in Israel and in the US. You can learn more about Rivkah's work by visiting http://www.tenfromthenations.com/  Rivkah welcomes connections from guests and can be contacted directly via email: Rivkah@kotevet.com  A special thank you to today's episode sponsors: Kesher Video - http://keshervideo.com/ - producing cinematic videos to connect international businesses and organizations with their audiences  and the book - 'Beyond All Things: Fifty Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection," written by your host, Dr. Azriela Jankovic. Book available on Amazon https://amzn.to/36b7x5F
December 8, 2019
EP 12: How to Design and Redesign a Happy Marriage - with Daniella Rudoff, ‘The Marriage Architect’
Whether you’re single and looking for that special someone, or you’re in a relationship, or even married … Daniella Rudoff’s advice and wisdom on love and marriage in this episode may really surprise you, and... inspire you. She speaks with Azi about her work as a professional matchmaker, dating coach, and dating educator.  From the miraculous story of synchronicity that led her into this unique line of work, to the inspirational insights that she provides about how to date effectively and how to upgrade any relationship, Daniella’s words in this episode are spoken from the heart. Are you interested in dating successfully? Daniella's new course is designed to lead you on the path towards successful dating. The skills taught in the course are important skills for dating and long term relationship building. To learn more about Daniella or to sign up for her new course, visit https://marriagearchitect.com/ Azi opens the show with a few reflections about producing this show and the power of listening.  She shares some of her recent experiences as a SOULcare coach and educator, and a recurring theme that come up for her students and clients involving the judging mind and its capacity to limit us and try to keep us small.  Azi offers a practice for noticing the judging mind, and meeting our souls with compassion.  To learn more about this practice, or what Azi does, visit https://azrielajankovic.com/ or check out her new book 'Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection.' 
November 26, 2019
BONUS EP: How to Experience Miracles - from "Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection"
Which one is a bigger miracle?  Holding a 1,000 pound rock over your head for a minute, or holding that same rock over your head for a thousand years? It is easy to walk through life without noticing the miracle that we are living in - the miracle that we are - each one of us. However, in noticing the miracles, we will come to experience more of them. And sometimes, they are pretty mind-boggling. This episode features a story from Azi's new book, 'Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection,' about a miracle that happened to her in 2003 while she was on a quest for answers in the holy city of Jerusalem. An unlikely answer came in a very unlikely way... and in doing so, opened her eyes to what miracles are and how to experience more of them. Enjoy this episode, and feel free to send in your very own miracle story by way of voice message on anchor.fm/drazriela or by visiting azrielajankovic.com and sending in a personal note.  *Please note if you're good with your miracle story being shared on the show, and if so, would you like it shared anonymously or with your details.
November 24, 2019
EP: 11 How Can I Try to Help You Today? With Special Guest Akiva Fuld
"How can I try to help you?" is Akiva Fuld's famous question.  When he began posting this question on social media, he had no idea what kind of snowball effect his simple act of kindness would have. Today, Akiva Fuld's Facebook group "How Can I Try to Help You Today?" has thousands of members and is growing daily.  Members ask for help with anything from moving an item of furniture from one city to another, to people looking for dog-sitters, or volunteers for an array of tasks and causes.  In this episode, Akiva shares what inspires him to want to help others, as well as his thoughts and philosophies about the importance of helping one another. For more about Akiva or to join his group, please visit How can I try to help you Today on Facebook. For more about Azriela Jankovic, host of Within Us, visit https://azrielajankovic.com/
November 18, 2019
EP: 10 How to Win at Anything - With Beatie Deutsch - "Marathon Mother"
When Beatie Deutsch signed up for her first marathon in October 2015, she wasn’t even a regular runner.  Over the next four months of training for this first race, it became clear to her that she had, as she explains ‘been giving the gift of running.’ She went on to place as the 6th woman to finish the Tel Aviv marathon in early 2016, and kept on running and training hard over the past three years since. Today, she has placed first in major marathons. She's got her eyes set on running the marathon in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (!!!) representing the nation of Israel.  The inspiration that has driven her is incredibly powerful, and the lessons she’s learned along her journey are poised to inspire anyone. Listen to her speak about her running journey, her spiritual inspiration, her values, dignity, being a mother of five young children, mindful present moment awareness, and so much more. For more about Beatie, visit her Instagram @marathonmother or her Facebook page ‘Beatie Deutsch’ at  https://www.facebook.com/marathonmother/ A special thank you to our sponsors, Kesher Video - an international  production team specializing in cinematic video for companies and organizations. For more, visit  (http://keshervideo.com) or https://www.facebook.com/keshervideo/ on Facebook. Special thanks to Yehudit Grumback, Beatie’s massage therapist, located in central Israel. Providing massage therapy for professional and non-professional athletes to help them enjoy training and performing in good health. https://judithmassage.wixsite.com/home and on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/yeudithgrumbach/ For more about the host, Azriela Jankovic, visit https://azrielajankovic.com for information on masterminds, spiritual growth, meditation events, meditation recordings and Azriela's brand new book, 'Beyond All Things.'
November 13, 2019
Masterminding- How To and a Quick Overview
A quick overview on the concept of masterminding - creating a space to share knowledge. We are surrounded by people who know things that we do not. In business, relationships, and in personal growth, strategically sharing knowledge can enhance our experiences. On the flip side, it’s easy to forget what we know, or even to ‘sit’ on our knowledge. This format of learning/ collaboration is a method for contributing and giving back.
November 8, 2019
EP 08: From Inner Critic to Inner-Confidante- How This Gal is SO Happy - With Mariam Berzon
Mariam speaks with Azriela about how we can live happier. She shares a bit about her background and growing up in a supportive, take-action, and athletic family, and how that planted the seeds for her positive outlook on life. Inspired by sports and spirituality, Mariam explains how visualization and practical meditation tools assist her in daily living, as well as how we can utilize these tools for our own well being.  As a wellness coach, Mariam teaches strategies for positive thinking, including the ‘A-B-C’ method of thinking, which has the capacity to stop negative thinking in its tracks. To learn more about Mariam’s work, you can visit her page on FB (Mariam Berzon Wellness Coach) or follow her on Instagram @ Mariam_Berzon. At the end of the episode, Azriela speaks about her current project supporting professionals and creatives with masterminding and accountability groups. She explains what exactly goes on inside her groups, the learning and motivation research behind the process, and what a connecting experience it is to be part of such a group. She'll also explain how you can implement accountability on your own.  To join the conversation for this podcast and Azi’s book, send a join request to "Beyond and Within All Things" on Facebook. Thank you to Kesher Video for generously sponsoring this episode. (KesherVideo.com)
October 29, 2019
Insights on Awe, Staying Inspired, and Living with Purpose
This episode, a short insight inspired by the weekly portion of guidance, provides insights about how to live inspired, with purpose, and aligned with our highest selves. While the biblical account of creation as told in the Torah (Hebrew for 'Guidance') can be read as a story, in contemplating the deeper meanings and lessons within the story we can gain great insight.
October 26, 2019
How to Simplify Your Life, with Rebekah Saltzman, Journey to Organization (and Zero Waste)
We live in a time of more material abundance than ever, but as Rebekah Saltzman explains, our stuff may be making us work too hard. How can we own our stuff without letting it own us? Simplify our lives to free up our time? Make our spaces easy and enjoyable to inhabit? In this episode, Rebekah and Azi explore all of this and more.  Thank you to Kesher Video, international video production company, for sponsoring this episode: http://keshervideo.com/ To learn more about Rebekah and how she can help you, you can visit http://www.BalaganBeGone.com and be sure to use the code 'BEYOND' to receive 10$ off any of her online courses. 
October 23, 2019
The Power of Gentle Words - In our Parenting, In Teaching, and In Life
In this talk, Azriela reflects on the concept from King Solomon that “Gentle words of the wise are heard but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  She shares two challenges that were brought to her for consultation - the first from a teacher struggling to manage and control a classroom, and the second from a parent challenged by two very common parenting issues with children of all ages.  Azriela explains the idea of 'positive discipline,' and how in maintaining one's own sense of presence and calm, we can lead more powerfully in any context. She draws upon her research of relational management, grounded in positive psychology, to help both the teacher and the parent shift a focus on the positive, re-conceptualize, and re-create the situations.  Learn how to stay calm in a moment of stress by shifting focus, and learn how to influence the behavior of others by shifting your focus and energy.  
October 11, 2019
How to Awaken At-One-Ment
Inspired by the upcoming day of Atonement on the Jewish/ Hebrew calendar, this episode introduces a teaching about Nothingness, and the power of Nothingness to help us move toward self-compassion, forgiveness, and new beginnings.  Two meditative practices are briefly introduced - these practices can be utilized in any time or space as a way to tune. The lessons of Yom Kippur are profound - enjoy these universal ideas and practices that can bring great benefits to self and other.
October 8, 2019
How to Live Your Purpose - with Robin L. Owens, Ph,D.
In this conversation, Azriela speaks with an expert on 'life purpose,' Dr. Robin L. Owens. She shares her journey to discovering not only her own purpose, but to a place of understanding why living on purpose is just so important for everyone.  The conversation highlights specific strategies that can be used to identify one's own purpose, and to heal from feeling unfulfilled or unexpressed.  Living on purpose begins when we look for clues in our own lives - and then harness those clues in our own unique ways. 
October 7, 2019
How to Upgrade Your Consciousness - Two Principles of the Spiritual Masters with Special Guest Leah Aharoni
In this episode of Within All Things, Azriela speaks with a fascinating woman, Leah Aharoni, about her spiritual journey as well as two foundational ideas of the Jewish spiritual masters of centuries past.  Their Kabbalah inspired ideas are simple to remember and can revolutionize our every day lives from the moment we begin utilizing them.  Leah takes us on her life's journey from Russia, to the states and on to Israel- exploring her journey to discover a rich Jewish heritage and go on to lead unique spiritual retreats to Eastern Europe.  Learn about two core ideas that Leah believes have the potential to bring great peace and healing to anyone.  To learn more about Leah, please visit https://www.loveyour.biz/ To learn more about the spiritual masters, you can visit https://www.azamra.org/nations.php or learn more about the Baal Shem Tov, the 16-17th century founder of the Chassidic movement and revolutionary spiritual leader.
September 28, 2019
EP 01: How Our Beliefs Shape Reality : Welcome to Within All Things
From meditation gardens, to on-the-ground research in impoverished urban schools, to spiritual institutions in Jerusalem... This episode is an intro to our show and a bit about why host Dr. Azriela Jankovic is just so lit up about the power of belief. Did you know that what teachers believe about their students actually influences student performance outcomes? That what we believe about life has the capacity to alter our levels of happiness? That cognitive psychology provides practical tools for upgrading our beliefs and that we can use them in any moment? That ancient spirituality contains beautiful ideas that can expand our ability to experience present moment awareness and higher levels of consciousness? Welcome to Within All Things... where the Infinite can be found.  This episode has been generously sponsored by Kesher Video, an international video production company empowering cause driven organizations and businesses to harness the power of video to maximize impact. 
September 25, 2019