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155. Phoebe Mroczek: Navigating The Journey Back To Yourself

Ep. 155
“When I find presence, that is when intuition can come in.”We don’t only experience grief after the death of a loved one. We also experience grief when our plans are forced to change.Late last year, Phoebe Mroczek was hit by a car in downtown Austin. After choosing the path of positivity to empower her healing, Phoebe was able to explore an even deeper path of self-discovery and self-love.Through the power of presence and by asking a new set of questions, Phoebe learned to refind her center amongst the chaos.By creating space for pauses and presence, Phoebe was able to embrace a journey of unbecoming as she journeyed back to her truth.In this heart-warming episode, Phoebe and I explore the magic that can open up after life knocks you down. Tune in to discover the personal growth that becomes possible when you’re willing to dance fully with whatever’s in front of you.“When your cage is rattled a little bit, it is a new invitation to go deeper.”Phoebe Mroczek is a personal strategist to the most successful business leaders, helping them uncover and integrate their own unique formula for self-mastery, deep connection and fulfillment.Phoebe is the founder of Unbecoming®, a leading podcast and nationally-syndicated radio show that helps 110,000+ weekly listeners release what is holding them back, step into alignment and awaken to the truth of who they are.Phoebe believes that while what we do in the world is important, we are meant to do so much more in life than just work. As a curious explorer and recovering perfectionist, she has traveled to nearly 70 countries on 6 continents, been cage diving with great white sharks, camped in the Serengeti and motorcycled across 15 countries in Europe.In this powerful conversation, Phoebe and I explore:What does it mean to create space in your life?What are we trying to return to when we pause?Navigating the truth that we’re always put together.The guiding force of questions.How to tap into intuition through presence.The difference between purpose and missions.Healing residual emotions for deeper self-acceptance.How to navigate your grief when life undermines your plans.And more…Phoebe is an incredible human whose presence and heart has a lot to teach us about unbecoming so we can truly live.“Patience is a really big part of the journey back to myself.”How to contactwww.unbecomingpodcast.com thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

154. Jessica Reis: How To Transform The Grieving Process Into A Beautiful Experience

Ep. 154
“Our grief is sacred and it’s a rite of passage.”2020 has forced us all to explore our relationship with grief. At some level, we’re all grieving - for unexplored plans, for the old way of living, and for loved ones who are no longer with us.You may know I lost my grandmother and aunt recently to COVID-19. As my family moves through our grief, I’m experiencing the pain and beauty of dancing with a rich spectrum of emotions. At times, I’m overwhelmed with pain, hurt, and confusion. Then without warning, my emotions flip to deep gratitude for the memories and the opportunity to deepen the connection I feel with my family.Turns out there is no playbook for grief.Instead, death is a rite of passage and grief is a personal process that we will all experience at some point during our lives.So to help break down the taboos and myths around grief, I wanted to bring Death Doula, Jessica Reis onto the show.“There’s no right way to grieve.”Jessica is an incredible human who’s doing incredible work. She specializes in Grief, Loss, Shadow work and Death Guidance, and nourishes with love, guidance and support while helping people to navigate the loss of a loved one.In this powerful conversation, Jessica and I explore.Why do we struggle to navigate grief?How do you dance through grief so you can feel the full spectrum of emotions?The importance of meeting a grieving person where they are.How you can change the story about grief to make it a more beautiful experienceWhy grief is sacred and a rite of passage.How the presence of death can become life-affirming.Death-nesting and the power of supporting someone to move into the portal of death.How I connected energetically with my grandmother in the last moments of her life.The power of moving through grief with ceremonies.Why inauthenticity repels.And more…Whether you’re grieving for a loved one or the loss of your pre-COVID plans and dreams, this beautiful conversation will help you dance with your emotions - wherever they want to take you.“It’s not about feeling better, it’s about understanding the rhythm and the timing of your grief.”How to contact Jessicawww.deathempath.com thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

153. Elisabeth Cardiello: Building Emotional Resilience and Experiencing Safety in an Unsafe World

Ep. 153
“Vulnerability is just sharing whatever emotion is in you.”One of the reasons 2020 has been so unsettling is because safety is a basic human need. When certainty is stripped away, fear bubbles up - causing us to feel as though the world is unsafe.But despite the chaos, there’s an opportunity to be found in the current climate. When the outside world shifts, we have no option but to dive within. In the process, we can cultivate emotional resilience and tap into a more reliable form of safety… the safety that comes from feeling certain inside your own emotions and your own body.So if you’re craving a sense of peace in this ‘unsafe’ world, this you’ll want to hear what this week’s incredible guest - Elisabeth Cardiello - has to share.“I like to think of empathy as opening this ocean of space so that you can meet the emotion.”Elisabeth Cardiello is the founder of a coffee company called Caffè Unimatic. Created by her father in the 1950s, the Unimatic drip-percolator became a symbol of Elisabeth’s childhood and hours of coffee-fuelled conversations.It was while sorting through her dad’s affairs after his unexpected death that the Unimatic took center stage in Elisabeth’s life again. Safely stored in the office’s storeroom, Elisabeth discovered a collection of 5,000 Unimatics manufactured by her dad in the 1960s - and Caffè Unimatic was born.Then more dots began to connect…As a child, Elisabeth was obsessed with asking better questions. As an adult, she’d deconstructed conversation and understood the importance of listening. Combined, this fueled her desire to use coffee to start the conversations that will harmonize our world - and the BRAVE Framework was born.BRAVE Conversations Over Coffee® is a platform designed to help companies, families, and teams communicate in a way that inspires vulnerability, empathy, courage, and acceptance. Elisabeth’s work has taken her to speak at UN Conferences. She’s given Congressional briefings, two TEDx Talks, and multiple keynotes, as well as been featured by the likes of Forbes, NBC, and Goop. What’s more, her life story is currently part of a Netflix documentary about how coffee connects humanity.In this beautiful conversation, Elisabeth shares how her coffee became a trigger for creating emotional resilience and unlocking the bravery we all need to thrive.Here’s a taste of the topics we explore.Methods for creating more safety in yourself.How rituals help you find deeper levels of resilience.The powerful ways that community helps you move forward.How Elisabeth’s dad inspired her business and her life’s work.Secrets for communicating compassion through your eyes.Strategies for using the ritual of coffee to start conversations that can harmonize the world.Elisabeth’s five-step BRAVE framework for vulnerable, authentic conversations.How to create and hold compassionate spaces for others to step into and thrive.And more…Elisabeth is an incredible human doing amazing work - especially given the times we’re in. I’m so excited for you to experience her presence in this powerful conversation.“For me, coffee is the opportunity to take a step forward every day.”How to / braveconversationsovercoffee.com caffeunimaticWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

152. Will Etheridge: Changing Your Perception To Change Your Life

Ep. 152
“Each person has a unique set of values. It’s very much like a snowflake or a fingerprint. It’s unique to you.”I’ve found that one of the keys to staying grounded and living a fulfilling life is to discover your purpose and define your values. Together, these two inner guidance systems create a north star that helps you make decisions and live in a direction of increasing choice.Doing the inner work to distinguish between my values and those I’ve picked up from others has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life.And in this week’s episode, you get to meet the man who helped me do it.Will Etheridge is a human behaviorist, value systems expert and a Perceptual Balancing Specialist. His genius is in taking clients from a clouded view of their direction in life and crystallizing it using their unique set of values in order to bring them clarity, focus and the inspiration necessary to live an amazing life.I couldn’t be more excited to bring you this episode, so tune in now and discover how knowing your values can transform your life.“Living in your values, is living in inspiration.”Knowing what motivates you will help you live a more fulfilling, purposeful life. As you’ll hear in this episode, values work is a powerful tool that will help you take your own personal growth into your hands.Listen to this episode and you’ll hear Will and I explore:The default state that most people are in.The reason we close down on someone before we even know them.What is a value system and how does that impact your choices?Whether or not your values are set in stone?How the priorities of your values change during the day.Why we fear our feelings.How do you differentiate between injected values and your own values?And more...“Your perception filters through your value system.”How to contactDiscover more about Will’s work at Will on Facebook - thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

151. Finnian Kelly: Transforming Your Money Into A Source of Peace, Purpose, And Power

Ep. 151
“Financially happy is a philosophy or a state of being. It’s this idea that you can be both happy and wealthy now.”As a society, we’ve guided ourselves into a challenging relationship with money. Money is the thread that flows through EVERYTHING. It’s the ultimate connector that ties us all together. Due to the way society is structured, most of us can’t live without money! Yet, we decided to make money an emotionally charged taboo.And it’s disempowering us.This episode’s guest - Finnian Kelly - is here to offer up a new perspective on money and wealth-creation. His own life experiences have taught him how to combine money with spirituality - so you can live a more intentional life.Finnian calls this philosophy Financially Happy, and in this episode, he shows you how you can choose this way of being for yourself.“Whenever someone says they don’t care about money, they care about money more than anyone else.”Finnian Kelly is the creator of the Financially Happy movement, a world-renown keynote speaker, and an Intentional Living Guide. He’s built and excited two multi-million-dollar businesses in the financial industry as well as running a private wealth management company that managed $100s millions. He’s appeared on Sky Business and Ten’s morning shows as a financial expert. He was also an Undercover Angel in the popular National Geographic series. Dubbed the Business Mystic, Finnian helps people feel connected with their money so they can be intentional and live in the now - one breath at a time.In this incredible episode, Finnian and I explore:How to transform your relationship with moneyEmpowering women around money to heal the divine feminine wound.The reason financial freedom is a dangerous goal to have.The concept of money as a magnifier.Using money as a tool to identify and heal personal pain and trauma.Tapping into heart wisdom to live a wealthier life.Why you need to focus on your feelings.The shift you experience when you live from a place of love, NOT fear.What’s the spiritual purpose of creating more wealth?And more…If you’re challenged by money and financial matters create a trigger that disrupts your spiritual path, this episode is for you. By the end of this deep-dive conversation, you’ll create an opportunity for yourself to feel excited and energized by money.Check it out.“Money on itself is not evil. Money is not amazing. Money is just a connector, it’s just energy. We put our own energy onto it, and that determines how it works for us.”How to contact FinnianDiscover how to be Financially Happy at www.financiallyhappy.comLearn more about Finnian’s story at www.finniankelly.comEmail Finnian at Finnian@finniankelly.comFollow Finnian on InstagramWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

150. Raj Jana: How Journaling Transformed My Business & My Life

Ep. 150
“I’ve been able to achieve success faster than most individuals as a result of me being so conscious with my journaling efforts to truly capture lessons when they’re happening.”I wanted to do something a little different to celebrate the 150th episode of Stay Grounded. So I decided to collaborate with my good friend Georgina El Morshdy who hosts the Writing Your Best Self podcast.Over the years, Georgina and I have enjoyed countless deep-dive conversations. Georgina has a unique gift of asking questions that crack you open and connect you with your soul. As a muse, she’s pulled countless things out of me that I didn’t even realize I had in me. She’s also a passionate journaler - so asking Georgina to interview me about my journaling practices for this milestone episode felt like the perfect thing to do.Looking back, journaling has been a consistent tool that’s helped me compress time and experience exhilarating fulfillment in business and life.And in this episode, you’ll get to learn all of my journaling secrets - so you can leverage this powerful practice for yourself.“When I discovered how powerful self-awareness was, my life changed.”Journaling is one of the most powerful tools I know for connecting back into the truth of who you are. The discoveries and insights you get to make inside your journal are both powerful and profound.Here’s an overview of the topics Georgina and I explore so you can get a taste for the breadth of paths that journaling allows you to explore:How a lack of purpose inspired me to discover the magic of journaling.How gratitude allows you to connect dots and transform your perspective of time and the past.How to dive deeper into your emotions through your journaling practice.An in-depth look at my daily, weekly, monthly, and annual journaling practice.The importance of capturing the highs and the lows in your journal.Leveraging journaling as a catalyst for extraordinary living that compresses time.Why present moment awareness is a powerhouse of learning.How to turn moments of insecurity into huge learning opportunities.Why active appreciation is one of the most powerful tools you can cultivate.How to embody the lessons your journal teaches you.How to build an operating philosophy through your journal reflections.The beautiful way that journaling unlocks insights and wisdom that your ego can’t explain.How journaling for presence allows alchemy to flood out.And more!One more thing… be sure to listen to the end as I share TWO powerful journaling prompts that will open up something beautiful for your business and your life.“Journaling is one of the most powerful ways to declutter what’s not yours. By paying attention, by catching things before they become too big of a problem, by learning to feel and learning to trust yourself when you feel.”How to contact GeorginaDiscover more about Georgina’s work as a Message Muse at out Georgina’s journaling podcast at https://writingyour.bestself.coFollow Georgina on Facebook - Instagram - thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

149. Asher Packman: Why Death Is Our Greatest Teacher

Ep. 149
“Death is literally the greatest teacher that we have.”Asher Packman’s life circumstances forced him to rewrite his relationship with death. This journey started in 2007, when his sister committed suicide at the peak of Asher’s corporate career. His mother died not long after, and while Asher was still deep in grief, he received his own terminal diagnosis.But in the shadows and the darkness, Asher allowed death to become his most powerful teacher. By choosing to embrace the presence of death in his life, Asher discovered how to truly live.Death is a conversation most of want to avoid, but we shouldn’t. The second you’re born, death becomes a certainty.In this taboo-breaking interview, Asher shows you how you can call in death without fear - and allow it to teach you the secret of life.“If you stop and think about it, you’re having a conversation with death all the time.”Asher Packman is the president of Meditation Australia and the founder of Warrior Within and The Fifth Dimension. He also runs death workshopsOver the last decade, Asher has grown to become a globally recognised mindset coach and meditation teacher. Combining heart intelligence with Eastern philosophies and storytelling, he provides an approach that will connect you to the unlimited potential of your own true nature.In this empowering conversation that everyone needs to have about death, Asher and I explore:Why we’re having a conversation with death all the time.The power of learning from the darkness and shadows?Exploring the dance between destiny and free choice.Navigating the journey from our head to our heart.Asher’s life experiences that inspired him to start an inner journey.Asher’s relationships with his illness.The difference between acceptance and agreements.The power of lockdown for inspiring a collective rite of passage.I encourage you to listen in.“The biggest journey a lot of people take in their lives is eight inches: from their head back to their heart again.”How to thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

148. Dominick Quartuccio: How To Lead With Vulnerability and Step Into Healthy Masculinity

Ep. 148
“As men, we are so hell-bent on protecting our masculinity because - this runs to the root of an identity - if you’re not a man, then you’re weak, you’re ostracized, you’re not valued. And then, you’re on your own. You’re left to kind of perish. This runs so deeply inside of us that we don’t recognize the game that we’re playing, which is “protect my man card.”You may have noticed a recent trend where people are talking about the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and what it means to be a man.These confronting conversations are forcing us to look more closely at masculine and feminine dynamics and the healthy role that each plays in establishing harmonious societies. As a result, there are a growing number of men who are willing to explore the journey required to step into healthier versions of manhood.As my brother Dominick Quartuccio explains, there are a lot of little boys running around in the bodies of men! The reason? Conventional schooling and society don’t prioritize teaching the transition into healthy masculinity.But if we’re willing to lean into our vulnerability and listen to our heart’s whispers, not only will we experience profound healing BUT we have an opportunity to unleash the true power of our divine masculine into the world.“The number one fear, like subconscious fear, that is controlling men’s lives that they don’t know about, is this fear of emasculation.”In this powerful conversation, Dominick and I explore what healthy masculinity looks like. We also explore the challenges men face while protecting their ‘man card’. And as you’ll hear, cultivating the confidence to listen to your heart in the midst of all the noise is a powerful way to transform your life - especially during 2020.Dominick is a leader in the field of healthy masculinity and a man who walks his talk. His commitment to do the inner work always blows me away. As a coach, author, and advocate, Dominick helps men discover and live the Great Man Within. He co-hosts The Great Man Within podcast, and runs He also leads The Great Man Mastermind, a community of high caliber and high character men living their greatest purpose and optimizing their performance in everything they do.Here’s a taste of what we discuss in this incredible conversation:What is a healthy definition of masculinity?Why are there so many little boys living in men’s bodies.How to navigate the death of an identity as a season in your life ends.The power of initiations and the rite of passage ceremonies.How to ask for help without losing your man card.How can men hold space to be friends with a woman?The healing power of being vulnerable with other menHow to be vulnerable with yourself.With plenty to think about and takeaway for both men and women, this episode is the perfect way to explore the healing effect of cultivating healthy masculine energy in your life.“You have to find that one person, that first person that you could really open up to and confide in and then you’ll find, over the course of time, that it’s a lot easier to open up to other people, too.”How to contactCheck out The Great Man Within thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.

147. Rebecca Louise: Strategies For Choosing An Unlimited Life

Ep. 147
“Everything that you have in your life is solely down to the choices that you have made.”How do you overcome imposter syndrome, fears, and other people’s doubts to live a life without limits and achieve your dreams and destiny?After going through anorexia at 17 and being bullied throughout school, Rebecca Louise decided to never let anything affect her going after her goals. Rebecca’s dreams brought her to the USA from the UK on a whim to get her commercial pilots license when she was 23-years-old. Although Rebecca loved flying, it was not her ultimate passion. When she got her work visa she was cast to be on a fitness YouTube channel. This is where Rebecca’s love for fitness, helping people and hosting came alive.Today, Rebecca Louise is a mindset and fitness coach and the host of the top-rated podcast It Takes Grit. Her fitness videos have surpassed over 450 million views on YouTube and her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Vogue, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Shape, KTLA, FOX, Closer, Oxygen, Well + Good, Goop. It was in response to audience demand, that Rebecca created her Fitness and Nutrition App BURN and she’s recently published her new book, It Takes Grit.“If you want to get places in life, you just have to know that is going to take time, grit, and determination.”Rebecca’s on a mission to motivate people to feel like the best version of themselves through exciting workouts and tasty recipes.In this energetic conversation, Rebecca and I explore:What is self-care supposed to be?Why self-care reasons inspire Rebecca to get up earlier.How to create balance.Why it’s so much easier to make commitments to others than ourselves.Why telling other people about your big goals can inspire commitment.Overcoming imposter syndrome.How to cope with bad choices.How Rebecca uses gratitude.Mindsets for navigating through fear.And more!If you’re ready to kick-start your motivation and unlock the passion to step outside of your comfort zone, this episode is for you. Check it out!“Only take advice from people that you want to trade places with.”How to contactwww.rebecca-louise.comCheck out Rebecca’s book It Takes Grit - thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.