Within Us

Within Us

By Dr. Azriela Jankovic
Over the years of studying beliefs and relationships, I have learned that our dreams come to us for a purpose. We can actualize our dreams, and having a curated support system is crucial in the process. Conversations, inspirations & transformational tools are shared here to support you; to inspire and cultivate your ability to access and activate your unique greatness - your piece of The Infinite Oneness - within you. I'll share how these ideas impact my life as a wife, educator, coach, parent, immigrant, friend, and soul on a mission. Visit my website to join the Within Us Community.
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EP: 32 - "How to Lead with Your Heart" - Guest Jim Farley, CEO of Leichtag Foundation, on Building a Brighter World with Kindness and Justice

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EP 39: Repairing the World with the Eternal Soul - A Conversation with Rabbi and Scholar Elie Kaplan Spitz
There is so much happening in the world right now. In today's episode I touch briefly upon some of the current events, and then we shift into an episode that was originally recorded in early May. How can we move forward together, and how can we build bridges of peace? Today's interview is a respite from the noise, and an opportunity to reflect and connect more deeply with what is timeless. Today's episode is about the eternal soul. My guest is Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz, author of "Does the Soul Survive: A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living with Purpose," as well as "Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World," and "Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom & Guided Meditations to Strengthen & Calm Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit." He served as a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Committee of Law and Standards (1994-2004; 2008-2016) and as a Global Justice Fellow for the American Jewish World Service (2016-2017). A graduate of The Jewish Theological Seminary and Boston University School of Law, Rabbi Spitz is the author of three books and many articles dealing with spirituality and Jewish law.  He has taught the philosophy of Jewish law at the American Jewish University and taught at the Wilkinson College, Religious Studies Department at Chapman University.  (from www.Cbi18.org) To learn more about Rabbi Elie or to purchase his books, please visit: https://www.cbi18.org/people/rabbi-spitz/ Thank you to Lumen for sponsoring this episode- Hack your metabolism and use the code withinus25 to get $25 off at lumen.me For more information about the show, to connect with your host, or to attend an upcoming event, please visit https://drazi.co/
1:08:53
June 3, 2020
EP 38: How Insight Can Move You Forward... Mindfully.
Today's episode is a lil bit different.  After the intro to the show, you'll experience a short, guided meditation practice to access calm and inner-wisdom. As much as I love guest interviews and shows where I share transformational tools, today's episode is about practicing and incorporating a tool into your life and your way of being.  You can utilize this meditation any time, and you can also incorporate its various elements - mindful breathing, shifting attention and awareness, and intentional visualizations - into your daily life as informal practices. Enjoy the show, and drop me a line - Azi@DrAzi.co -  I'd love to hear how this resonates with you!  You can join a community LIVE Circle of Insight here: https://calendly.com/drazi/circle-of-insight-weekly-event-for-women (for May 27) and thereafter by visiting www.DrAzi.co and signing up for the invitations. Thank you to our sponsors:  Lumen - 'Hack Your Metabolism,' and use the code withinus25 to get $25 off at lumen.me 'The Size of Your Dreams,' Book & Course with Chana and Dave Mason - catch their free webinar AND a free download of their book at this link: https://bit.ly/3gmlt2F
22:56
May 27, 2020
EP: 37 Insights and Bio Hacks to Live Your Best Life - With My Big Bro - Author & Speaker - Benjamin Farley
What do headstands, distilled water, and being barefoot have in common?  These bio hacks are research based tools for wellness transformation, and it is a joy to host my big brother - an incredibly well versed author and speaker - who shares all of this, and so much more on this new episode. Benjamin and I live on opposite sides of the globe - and in many ways we couldn't be more opposite.  In spite of the fact that our journeys have taken us in seemingly different directions, we both discovered strikingly similar 'cures' or 'remedies' - proactive tools to bring more wellness into our lives - over the course of our journeys. You'll hear from Benjamin about several of the bio-hacks in his new book, 'The Unchained Life Manual,' and you'll also hear a bit about his journey and the challenges that sent him searching for these methods.  Whether its mental, physical, or spiritual wellbeing that you seek - this episode is packed with helpful tools and tips for you! Send Benjamin questions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unchainedearth/ and buy the manual here: https://amzn.to/2WUvhch  Thank you to our sponsors: LUMEN - hack your metabolism and use the code withinus25 to get $25 off at lumen.me Dave and Chana Mason - Creators of The Size of Your Dreams 6-Week Course sign up here https://bit.ly/3d6IvZ2 before June 7th or get your FREE copy of their book here: https://bit.ly/2ZsQKuP To join a meditation Circle, Signature Circle of Insight Mastermind, or to receive my weekly 1-minute of inspiration, visit www.drazi.co 
59:49
May 22, 2020
EP 36 :Ethics and Success can Coexist Beautifully with Keynote Speaker Yonason Goldson
Yonason Goldson shares that the biggest mistake any leader can make is believing that you have to choose between being ethical and being successful. He believes that ethical leadership can synthesize purpose and profit, human values and market value, and a team that works both for you and with you. From his hitchhiking adventures around the world, to his exploration of ancient spirituality, today's guest has embarked on a journey of seeking truth and sharing it in meaningful ways to benefit people, create community, and unite people around the values that they care about so deeply. To connect with Yonason, visit https://www.yonasongoldson.com/ You can also connect with your host, Azriela, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrAziJank Or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/azriela_jankovic/  Or just hop over to www.DrAzi.co to receive your weekly minute of insight - AND invitations to upcoming meetups, coaching groups, meditation and spiritual growth circles, and so much more. You’ll also receive an invitation to try your first circle - for free!
1:08:51
May 18, 2020
EP 35: Why I'm Sharing My Story - Insights into a Mental Health Journey with your host, Azriela 'Azi' Jankovic
In today's episode, you'll hear a bit about what it's like behind the double doors of a few different psych wards. This is a window into my personal experience - what I saw, and what I went through. Last week, for the first time in my near forty years on planet earth, I shared some significant moments from my mental health journey. Your outpouring of support, encouragement, and connection have been more than I ever could have anticipated.  It is confirming for me, above anything else, that these topics are important to speak about, and that together, we CAN make a meaningful difference. The moment I shared on the YSIG Podcast was a focus on one particular mental health episode in 2012 where I wound up inside of a psychiatric institution, committed against my will. It was not pretty.  It could have been done better - from so many different angles...  This matters because the mistakes of the past can be the lessons of today, if we are willing to learn them and share them.  If only I had known more in 2012 - if only there had been better resources - things would have been different. But we were dealing with what we knew, and what we had.  We need to continue learning and trying to do better in the field of mental health.  I foresee a future where there is accessible, compassionate healthcare for mental illness. Right now, too many are suffering in silence - and the price that is being paid is WAY. TOO. HIGH. This is why I share. Last week when I shared the YSIG episode, I posted a pic of myself on social media (pictured on this album cover) that was taken 3 days before I was handcuffed by the police and committed against my will, and I wrote: Do I look 'crazy' to you? I didn't think so. And that's why I share - we NEVER know what battles are happening beneath the surface. I believe that YOU are MUCH more than any diagnosis. I believe it is HIGH time to end the stigma and to create more compassionate models of care for those who struggle with mental illness. So, with nothing further, here's my 1st official public share on my show. You can DM me any questions on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azriela_jankovic/or on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DrAziJank Let's Connect: This week in the Global Women's Circle of Insight, we'll have a short guided meditation on connecting with your highest self. You'll have an option for journaling, a q&a + spiritual learning with me, or to break out into guided mini-discussions and convo. It's gonna be a spiritual buffet.   You can sign up here: https://calendly.com/drazi/circle-of-insight-weekly-event-for-women  
40:33
May 11, 2020
EP 34: How to Mastermind Your Dreams with Personal Growth Novelist, Dave Mason
Today on the show I’m speaking to Dave Mason.  He's a social entrepreneur, lawyer, ordained rabbi - truly a curious soul, and he's written a novel called 'The Size of Your Dreams.' His book is in the personal growth genre - but its a novel that teaches through a story. This story is about unlocking the potential within its characters, modeling how this same process can happen for literally anyone.  It asks the question: “What if you could transform you life, health, self image in just 5 min per day?” You can learn how to do all of this while being engrossed in a story.  Dave shares what happened behind the scenes, the struggles he went through which inspired the stories he shares and the lessons he imparts. You can receive a FREE download of this book by visiting: https://bit.ly/3d2PxOs  And, GREAT NEWS! Your host (Azriela aka Azi) has Mastermind groups opening up right now. SO, if you'd like to benefit from one of these Circles opening, simply visit this page: https://www.drazi.co  Thank you for being an integral part of this community. I hope that you've enjoyed the show.
44:17
April 29, 2020
EP: 33 How to Turn this Time of Transition... into a Transformation
Do you have a goal on the horizon and not quite sure how to get started? In this time of transition, it can be especially helpful to tap into our deeper and higher levels of PURPOSE. When you awaken to your higher levels of purpose, fear and doubt have a wonderful way of taking a back seat. In this special experiential episode, you'll go through the process of choosing a goal, clarifying the goal according to goal science, and discovering your highest purpose related to this goal. Clarifying your higher, deeper purpose serves to help you get inspired and stay inspired in the face of fear, self-doubt, or any other obstacles between you and the finish line. You'll experience two short meditations as well as walk away with transformational tools that you can use any time, on your own, to feel more calm, centered, creative, intuitive, and inspired. You'll listen as participants hash out their goals, tap into purpose, and receive live coaching. You'll learn how to listen intuitively, and you'll have an opportunity to practice. You will walk away with transformational tools that can be used in any moment to access greater calm, creativity, clarity, inspiration, and intuition. This is a taste of Dr. Azi's masterminding circles, and the content included has been taken directly from a LIVE masterminding circle. * * * To learn more about the Mastermind Circles opening soon, visit THIS LINK
1:05:32
April 27, 2020
EP: 32 - "How to Lead with Your Heart" - Guest Jim Farley, CEO of Leichtag Foundation, on Building a Brighter World with Kindness and Justice
In this episode, special guest Jim Farley speaks with host Azriela about the various initiatives of the Leichtag Foundation, a private foundation located in Northern San Diego, California. He shares the ways in which the foundation is working to create self sufficiency, alleviate human hardship, and stimulate social entrepreneurship both in the local community, and in Jerusalem.  The model of philanthropy that Mr. Farley speaks about is inclusive - it reaches across generational and cultural divides to create robust community around meaningful ideas and traditions. It is also not without conflict - one of the recent foundation's initiatives to assist the needy has been met with heated controversy. Yet, the foundation is built to honor the legacy of its name sake  - Lee and Toni Leichtag - and its projects reflect a commitment to their values, and the values of kindness and justice. Toward the end of this segment, you'll also hear about the unique connection between the host and today's guest. (10:00-53:00) (53:00) Host Azriela shares some of the recent initiatives of kindness that have been shared in the Within Us Community on Facebook, including: bag and purse designer Tracey Lipman who is now producing face masks to fill in on a shortage, one woman's efforts to fundraise for and import masks for healthcare workers in Israel - for more information or to donate, email Miriam Lottner: masksforisrael@gmail.com, and several other stories.  For more information about Jim Farley and the Leichtag Foundation, visit https://leichtag.org/ or for the Coastal Roots Farm, visit https://www.facebook.com/coastalrootsfarm/ For more information about your host, Azriela Jankovic, you can visit www.DrAzi.co where you will also find the heart centered meditation referenced in this episode. 
1:05:57
April 17, 2020
LIVE Special Episode #1 on Parenting Less Stressed & More Mindfully - with Parenting Expert Psychologist Liba Lurie
This is the recording from a special live episode that was recorded the week of April 2, 2020.  Parenting psychologist and host Azriela speak about the unique parenting challenges coming up right now with families confined to their homes and so many quarantined under the new COVID-19 safety restrictions and recommendations. How can parents create reasonable boundaries? Selfless parenting v. self care - where do we draw the lines? How can we respond more mindfully and lower our own stress levels? Tune in for the answers. To connect with guest Liba Lurie, please visit https://www.libalurie.com/ And to connect with host Azriela Jankovic, Ed,D, please visit https://azrielajankovic.com/
1:13:25
April 9, 2020
EP 31: Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD. - Words of Encouragement and Wisdom to Meet any of Life's Challenges
How can spirituality guide us in difficult times? Today's guest has an answer that may surprise you. Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski MD served as director of the department of psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He has lectured extensively around the world on topics such as stress, self-esteem, and spirituality, and as a spokesperson for recovery - inspiring and healing and well-being for those in need. He has authored over eighty books, and he traces his ancestry back to the Baal Shem Tov, a spiritual master of Judaism who founder of the Chassidic movement.  In today's episode, he addresses some of the unique challenges of our time - the quest for happiness, and how so often this gets confused with the quest for pleasure. He shares his advice on how to deal with times of stress - such as the current, unprecedented situation with COVID-19 - reminding us how to cope, with ancient wisdom and modern sensibility. You can find Rabbi Twerski's new book 'Growing Up' by clicking HERE For additional information or to connect with your host Azriela, visit: https://azrielajankovic.com/within-us-the-podcast/ A very special thank you to Kesher Video, an international production company, https://keshervideo.com/ for the video production on this episode.
43:18
April 2, 2020
EP: 30 Rabbi Benzion Klatzko on How to Infuse Your Home with Spirituality, Gratitude, and Happiness
In an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus, increasingly people around the globe are being quarantined to their homes. As such, there has never been a more opportune moment to infuse our homes with greater spirituality and joy. Today's guest is a leader in the Jewish world, and he is the founder of a social network dedicated to spreading kindness.  It is the largest Jewish social network in the world - and what’s unique about the network is that it is centered around …. the home. In today's episode, Rabbi Klatzko shares his top three tips for how we can infuse spirituality into our homes.  He has been spreading kindness around the globe for decades now. U.S. Congressman Bob Menendez described Klatzko during a 1997 session of the U.S. House of Representatives as a "distinguished gentleman making a difference to his community".  More recently, Jewish Forward magazine included him in their 2014 list of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis". To learn more about Rabbi Klatzko, you can visit http://shabbat.com/ or you can actually CALL Rabbi Klatzko at 212-SHABBAT / 212 742 2228 (Country code for USA is +1) To connect with your host, Azriela, you can visit https://azrielajankovic.com/
1:02:19
March 29, 2020
EP: 29 Communicate Clearly to Connect - with Special Guest Peter Yawitz of Clear Communication
In today's episode, Azriela speaks with Peter Yawitz, the president of Clear Communication. They speak about bridging generational and cultural gaps to strengthen communication in the workplace. It addresses the current events' situation and the global shift to online work, as well as the do's and don'ts of interviewing and workplace culture in general. Peter's firm is New York based, specializing in communication and marketing strategy, training, and one-on-one executive coaching for global organizations. He is an expert in helping people and teams understand different audiences, break down barriers, and communicate effectively and clearly. Peter is the author of Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish: A Young Professional’s Guide to Workplace Culture and Communication. This book helps people starting out in their careers learn how to be more than just professional-ish. It offers very funny and practical advice on truly understanding and managing life at work. Available here: https://amzn.to/2Jhl6qy or visit Peter's website https://www.peteryawitz.com/ Thank you to today's sponsor, Clear Communication, for your support of the show.  To connect with your host, and learn more about upcoming episodes and experiences, visit www.DrAzi.co 
53:44
March 27, 2020
EP 28: COVID-19 SPECIAL: Cultivating Calm, Compassion, and Wellbeing for the Mind, Body, and SOUL with Andrew David Shiller, MD
This talk on cultivating calm and wellness for the mind, body, and soul is a resource of transformational tools to upgrade overall wellbeing and immunity in this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Andrew David Shiller, MD, a Duke and Harvard University trained medical doctor with over two decades of experience treating the most complicated medical cases shares an integrative approach which includes mindset, mindfulness, spirituality, and practical tools for our times. He explains the mechanisms through which compassion, mindset, and mindfulness can upgrade our immunity and wellbeing. He explores the connection between mind, body, emotion, and soul, and the mechanism through which we can shift out of stress response and into greater wellbeing. For more information or to connect with today's guest, visit https://www.drshiller.com/ To connect with host Azriela, you can leave a voice message here or visit https://azrielajankovic.com/
47:06
March 21, 2020
EP 27: Mindfulness at the Intersection of Faith - With Shelly Tygielski and Davidji
In April of 2020, Shelly Tygielski and Davidji come together and lead a one-of-a kind mindfulness meditation retreat through Israel. They meditated, they toured, they observed rituals, and as the trip came to a close, both Davidji and Shelly walked away with inspirational insights about the region, and about our world which they share in this episode.  Shelly Tygielski is a meditation teacher, community leader, and activist. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Mindful Magazine and a variety of media outlets. Her work inspiring- she is empowering individuals to forgo the Guru, and become a Yuru. Shelly's work, especially over the last week in our current events situation is a source of hope. She joins with Davidji, who is a meditation teacher, Vedic master, and bestselling author. In December 2015, Davidji was named a Trailblazer in Yoga and Ayurveda by Spirituality and Health Magazine. He is credited with creating the 21-day meditation process, which spawned hundreds of 21-day meditation experiences & challenges around the world.  Davidji has several best-selling guided meditation albums. He is often referred to as the Velvet Voice of Stillness, he can be heard on more than 1,000 guided meditations. In this episode, you'll hear how Shelly and Davidji each discovered meditation, how they're using meditation as a tool, all about their recent trip, as well as how they are helping people in light of the COVID-19 pandemic Learn more about Davidji by visiting https://davidji.com/ and Learn more about Shelly Tygielski by visiting https://www.shellytygielski.com/
1:23:09
March 20, 2020
EP 26: Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos: Thought Tools for Emotional Wellbeing with Author and Vitality Coach Chana Mason
This episode provides practical and effective 'thought tools' to use in the face of stress, emotional discomfort, or challenge of any type.   Guest Chana Mason is the author of several books, including the best selling 'Hold That Thought,' a practical guide with multiple tools for transforming your mental wellbeing. Today, you'll learn about her favorite tools, and listen as she demonstrates exactly how to utilize them in order to   transform a mental state from chaos to calm.  Chana is a Vitality coach, and she presents her work internationally in both English and in Spanish. To learn more about her upcoming course, launching June 7th, visit https://bit.ly/2TmOwco  Within Us is a proud affiliate of Dave and Chana's program. Host Azriela addresses the current situation (episode air date March 17th in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak), as well as how to apply new ideas and research indicated practices in order to deal most effectively with what is happening.  For information about your host as well as her coaching programs, book, and more, visit https://www.drazi.co/
45:33
March 17, 2020
EP 25: Invite Healing into Your Life - Logotherapy, Mental Imagery, and Somatic Experience with Devorah Kur
This episode is all about healing the mind, body, and soul.  Guest Devorah Kur, a ‘wellness architect,’ explains that when faced with challenge, rather than asking ‘why,’ we can ask ‘what now.’ Devorah explains how Logotherapy and the work of Dr. Victor Frankl can support the healing journey. She shares tools such as mental imagery and somatic experience, teaching how they work and how they can be utilized to promote healing and overall wellbeing. Devorah’s message is timely today in the wake of the Corona virus outbreak, reminding us to focus on what we can influence. While it is easy to become wrapped up in fear, we can empower ourselves to act - in however seemingly simple ways - in order to help where we can. You can help. Today’s episode is dedicated to the speedy and complete recovery of Aaron Saul Ben Rachel - a father and grandfather who is hospitalized and on a respirator with Corona. The family is asking for those who are able to say a Psalm and/ or do an act of kindness in the merit of his healing. To learn more about Devorah Kur, visit her website http://www.dkwellness.co.il/
45:52
March 11, 2020
EP 24: Diet Mentality, Diet Culture, and How to Break Through Once and For all. Eat to Live Joyfully, with Nomi Levy
What is the best nutrition advice you've ever received?  How about the worst?  In a day and age where there is an overabundance of often conflicting nutrition related information, it can be both calming and clarifying to find the right information for you. In this episode, you'll learn about the nutrition and mindset shifts that can most effectively upgrade your wellbeing and happiness. Nomi Levy, the guest in today's show, shares research based, common sense, sustainable wellness advice for you.  Nomi is a board-certified health and wellness coach affiliated with Duke Integrative Medicine at Duke University. She’s an avid runner and a yogi, and she sees coaching clients with a variety of health needs both online from all over the world and in person at her Jerusalem office. You can follow her at @Nomiknowshealth on Instagram, and send her your questions by visiting http://www.nomiknows.com/ Thank you to the supporter of today's episode, Thryve personalized probiotic system. Visit https://www.thryveinside.com/ and enter code WITHIN for 15% off of your first purchase. To connect with your host, Azriela, and find out more about her 1:1 & group mastermind coaching, book, and more visit her website https://azrielajankovic.com/
40:35
March 4, 2020
EP 23: Tap with Brad: How to Reduce Stress and Tap into Magnificence - With Brad Yates
In this episode of the Within Us podcast, guest Brad Yates, expert on Emotional Freedom Technique, or 'EFT' Energy Tapping (he's also known as the EFT Wizard), explains the mechanism through which tapping works, and how we can learn to empower ourselves to live more fully and fearlessly by using it.  Learn how to find relief at your fingertips from the perils of chronic stress. You'll also discover the reasons why so many people self-sabotage themselves even as they are consciously working toward achieving their goals.  Whether in fitness or finances, relationships or everyday living, this episode offers real-time, practical, and easy to implement solutions to stop self sabotaging, lower stress levels, and increase overall well being. To connect with Brad Yates and learn more about his work, visit his website https://tapwithbrad.mykajabi.com/ where you'll also find links to his Youtube channel and links to his children's books!  For bonus materials, including the video footage of Brad teaching host Azi how to tap, visit https://azrielajankovic.com/ and click on 'Podcast' 
50:24
February 26, 2020
EP 22: How to Take Control of Your Digital Life - On Digital Wellness with Kim Cavallo
iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, tablets, smartphones, gaming, and televisions. Screens are built in to our cars and strapped to our wrists. They can bring so much utility and connection into our lives, but is there a cost for being so 'plugged in' all the time? Our guest today, Kim Cavallo, digital wellness expert, 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
46:23
February 19, 2020
On Mindfulness and Living 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.
1:11:12
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
1:10:15
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 
1:04:06
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.
1:02:10
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.
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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. 
38:30
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.
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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/
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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
47:19
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.' 
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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.
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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/
40:49
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.'
51:37
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.
07:11
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)
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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.
13:49
October 26, 2019
EP 06: How to Simplify Your Space 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. 
50:00
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.  
44:48
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.
19:23
October 8, 2019
EP 3: Discover and Develop Your Purpose & Your Gifts 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. 
50:47
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.
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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 Us, where we’ll delve into wellbeing - the type that embraces our mind, body, and spirit in wholeness.
20:41
September 25, 2019