Inspired Me Episode 103 - "Transitions & Reflections for the New Year" with Caroline Stewart

Welcome to this very special New Year’s edition of the Inspired Me podcast.

As 2017 comes to a close, I reflect on the year that was and the year that will be.

We mark the transition of so many things in our lives in celebration - birthdays, anniversaries, holidays - yet we don’t always take the time to honour what was and then consciously participate in the creation of what will be.

In reflecting back on the year, I would like to share with you an exercise that I complete to help me recognize and process the year that was.

Inspired Me Episode 102 - "I don't teach you to have better orgasms" with Amanda Ings

Welcome to this episode of Inspired Me - inspiration from the heart.  Today, I sit down to chat with the wonderful Amanda Ings.  Oh, and Hendrix, the sweet little Buddha dog stops by for a visit or 2.

Amanda is a teacher and student of Yoga and really, of life itself.  Amanda shares her love of the practices of Yoga around the world, and today she’s talking with us about what inspires her on this path.

Disclaimer from Amanda - “I don’t teach you to have better orgasms.”

Wanting a run down on today’s episode before diving in?  Why of course!
* How Amanda came to Yoga through travelling the world as an International Model
* What Tantra is, and what it isn’t
* Amanda’s fundamental inspiration as embodiment practice
* The difference between desiring to GIVE attention vs. GET attention
* How to start your morning when you’re not a ‘morning person’ (p.s. it’s totally ok to NOT be a morning person)
* The truth is that whatever I want to block out, that IS the path - the way to freedom
* Life will eventually show you where the medicine is
* Amanda’s experience of diving into the depths of practice and being burned up in the fire of awareness and self-reflection
* The beauty of compassion that naturally arises the more that we hold the reality of the human experience
* Why we can’t just conceptualize spirituality and what it means to be a good human - we actually have to FEEL it
* The call of dharma - what it means to have a choiceless path
* Finding your place in the web of connectivity

Connect with Amanda
Website - http://amandaings.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/amandaings/
Email - belight@amandaings.com

Inspired Me Episode 101 - "When Self-Help Is No Longer Helpful" with Debbie Bridge

Welcome to this episode of Inspired Me - inspiration from the heart.  Today, I sit down with Debbie Bridge to wax poetic on what inspires her and how she offers shares her heart-centred work.

She’s a mom, a teacher, a student, a practitioner of The Work.  And here’s the story of how Debbie Bridge came to The Work and how she shared her heart-centred work with everyone she meets!

Quote of the episode offered by the Buddha, "Just as we can know the ocean because it always tastes of salt, we can recognize enlightenment because it always tastes of freedom."

We cover A LOT in today’s discussion

  • What happens when self-help no longer cuts it
  • How Debbie found something radically different that actually changed the way she thinks
  • The realization that just because we offer this kind of work that we’re not some enlightened, finished being
  • Why creators create - for ourselves!
  • Debbie guides me through a process of The Work - free therapy!
  • How we can get close to what drops us out of joy
  • Your prescription for happiness
  • Self-care isn’t selfish
  • The greatest connector is ‘me too’
  • It might sound like a lot of work - but this is just because we’re blind to the work it takes to be in struggle
  • Not ever about fixing anyone or anything in your life
  • When perspective changes, you can’t help but see the world differently

Connect with Debbie

Website - www.debbiebridge.ca

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/debbie.bridge.585

FB Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/InquiryandCuriosity/

Instagram - @debbie.inquiry.curiosity