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2:001 AWAKE! Podcast – How Can I Feel Good Living in this Physical Form?

A Brand New Format!

The AWAKE! Podcast has found its voice! I am switching to a question and answer format for the podcast in order to provide practical answers to listener questions.  If you would like to submit your own question for the podcast, visit the podcast question page.

Show Notes

Season 2: Episode 1 – How to Feel Good Living in this Physical Form.
(Duration: 15 min, 56 sec)

Listener Question:
How can I feel good about being here in human form in this body? It seems like a terrible hassle to me. Like there’s so much unsafety out in the world that’s seemingly lurking to get me–when I know that there is a part of myself that is higher and beyond all of it.

How can I get in touch with living from the place where that self is the one I identify with rather than the dense, or scared self?

The AWAKE! Answer:
Great question, “Hassled”!

Your experience of life is the human experience.  Here are a few insights that will help you shift your focus so you can be happy here and now.

1. Ask “What are the beliefs I have about life which no longer serve me?”

If you can begin to challenge the paradigm; you can begin to change the paradigm.

Tweet: If you can begin to challenge the paradigm; you can begin to change the paradigm. via @stevenerice

2. What are the new beliefs you’d like to adopt regarding your life?

If you can reduce resistance to what is, you’ll automatically reduce the amount of discomfort and frustration in your life. When you feel frustrated, ask, “what are my expectations of life?”

If you can find a way to take yourself to gratitude, you will return to your Source.  You’re never truly disconnected from your Source…only when you believe that this is the case.

Fear is a natural emotion. You can heed its message and release it without anxiety.

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026: AWAKE! Podcast – Personal Freedom and the Space Between Stimulus and Response

The Space of Freedom

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The power of our potential lies in the space between what happens in our lives (stimulus) and what we think, feel and do about it (response).

This episode explores the the idea of personal freedom and how to expand this space between stimulus and response to enhance self-control and personal empowerment.

I also share the difference between reaction and response and how a subtle shift can make a huge difference in the outcomes you create.

Duration: 14:09

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025: AWAKE! Podcast – Interview with Stacy Claflin

Interview with Young Adult Novelist, Stacy Claflin

Duration: 24:41

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Author Stacy Claflin

This is a recent interview with novelist, Stacy Claflin.  Stacy is the author of The Transformed Series as well as the upcoming Chasing Mercy (May 2013) 

The Transformed, made up of Deception and Betrayal is a delight for young readers interested in the genre of supernatural thrillers.

Now, I have to admit, I’m a kid at heart, so these books were a fun read for me too!  However, I wanted to talk with Stacy and get to know a bit more about her inspiration as a novelist, her writing process and how she stays motivated and on track to produce so prolifically. [Read more...]

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024: AWAKE Podcast – 5 Steps To Doing Your Life’s Work Every Day!

Interview with Denise Barreto – Part 2

Duration: 25:18

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Author, Denise Barreto

This is the second part of a 2-part discussion with Denise Barreto, author of the book, From Here to There: 5 Steps to Doing Your Life’s Work Every Day.  

(Check out Part One here)

Denise has identified a 5-step process that will allow you to do your life’s work no matter where you are in your career or life journey.

Denise asserts that you do not need to be an entrepreneur to pursue your life’s work.  You can do your life’s work right where you are right now!

In this episode, Denise and I discuss each of the 5 steps of the process in detail and Denise shares some great insights on how you can apply this process in your own life!

Learn more about Denise and her mission at Relationships Matter Now!

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023: AWAKE! Podcast – The Importance of Doing the Work You Love

Interview with Denise Barreto – Part 1

Duration: 25:56

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Author, Denise Barreto

This is the first part of a 2-part discussion with Denise Barreto, author of the book, From Here to There: 5 Steps to Doing Your Life’s Work Every Day. (listen to Part 2)

Denise has identified a 5-step process that will allow you to do your life’s work no matter where you are in your career or life journey.

Denise asserts that you do not need to be an entrepreneur to pursue your life’s work.  You can do your life’s work right where you are right now!

In this episode, Denise shares personal anecdotes of how she honed her best skills long before she left her job to do her life’s work as a small business owner.  Her story will inspire you.

Learn more about Denise and her mission at Relationships Matter Now!

(In Part 2 of the discussion, Denise and I talk through the 5-step process, step-by-step so be sure to tune in next week as well!)

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021: AWAKE! Podcast – What is the Affirmation or Mantra of Your Life?

In this episode, I talk about ‘affirmation’ and ‘mantra’ as a symbol of the thoughts we think and beliefs we hold about ourselves and our world.

I ask you to consider what comes after the “I am…” in your life.

The answer to this question shapes your life and your destiny.

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Note: This post is part of the 31-post Ultimate Blog Challenge. During the month of July, 2012, I will be posting 31 times. Since this is a lot of posts over a short period of time, I prepared a special page where you can catch any you may have missed.

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020: AWAKE! Podcast – The Affirmation That Changed My Life

The 2 Affirmations

In this episode, I share the 2 most powerful affirmations (one negative and one positive) that shaped my life.

I talk briefly about what an affirmation is, why it is so powerful and then share two or three powerful affirmations that I use and that you can implement to shift things in your life.

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If you liked this post, share it with your friends, fans and followers!  StumbleTweet-a-Link It!

Be sure to join our community by subscribing to our e-mail list in the sidebar of this site or in the box below this post.

Oh…and most importantly, share your thoughts in the comments below!

Note: This post is part of the 31-post Ultimate Blog Challenge. During the month of July, 2012, I will be posting 31 times. Since this is a lot of posts over a short period of time, I prepared a special page where you can catch any you may have missed.


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019: AWAKE! Podcast – How to Discover Meaning and Purpose

In this episode, I discuss 3 steps I have learned over the past decade as I have searched for meaning and purpose in my own life.

1. Ask for guidance

2. Allow the answer

3. Be ready to take action

Find out how these 3 steps have helped me in facing releasing resistance in my quest.

Also, listen to the story of the insight that I uncovered on a recent sightseeing cruise to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior in Michigan.

(Find out why the trees at the top of the cliff are so short)

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018: AWAKE! Podcast – How to Set Boundaries and Protect Your Dream

And this is one of the major questions of our lives: how we keep boundaries, what permission we have to cross boundaries, and how we do so. – A.B. Yehoshua

Setting boundaries is essential to nurturing and cultivating your dream.

Setting boundaries may seem cruel to the one who oversteps them, but it is the ultimate kindness, for it shows courtesy to one’s self first and to another by showing him a better way.

Boundaries help our dreams to take root before being subjected to the conflict and criticism of the world. Once a dream has taken root, then it will be unshaken by outside forces.

Listen in during this episode for how to combat Dream Stealers. We’ll also discuss the ways in which fear manifests through our Dream Stealers and how we can exercise love to dissolve fear.

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017: AWAKE! Podcast – How to Develop Confidence and Courage

The only way to produce confidence is to be courageous enough to face your fears and step into them.  Taking action, produces results and creates momentum.

Results + Momentum = Confidence

Often we get sidetracked evaluating our options.  Make a decision, take action, then evaluate.  The time to evaluate is after you’ve begun to produce results.

This episode will teach you how to build courage in trusting your intuition. You will learn several ways to identify that you are on the “right track”.

You’ll also learn why it is so essential that you begin to create results in order to build confidence.