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It is finally here. The Podcast is live and going full tilt.

In Episode# 1 Of The Blossom Your Awesome Podcast we are talking about mindful communication. My book Heart To Heart: 10 Steps To Communicating Mindfully and Connecting Deeply breaks it down for you step by step.

In the first episode I’ve kept it short and straight into learning and elevating our awareness. We are talking about the art of listening; How powerful it is and how learning to listen better can transform your life and deepen all of your bonds.

It’s truly a game changer. And while there are multiple steps to powerful communication this is one of the most powerful. Just practicing this alone will give you so much insight into going deeper in life.

Our most powerful moments in life happen when we are in total presence with another connecting deeply. There is nothing more powerful than this. And the better we learn to apply this to our lives and apply it to all of our encounters we find life becomes richer, more full of depth.

Moments are sweeter. We have greater empathy and compassion. We are moved and touched deeply in this discovery. It’s here we begin the shift.

And as an added bonus to this first episode you can download the worksheet here if you want to go deeper with the practice of listening.

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #1 – Mindful Communication – Listening

Welcome to the Blossom Your Awesome podcast

On this first episode I share an introduction about what you can expect. And we learn the first most powerful tip to mindful communication – listening. 

It’s also a part of my book – Heart To Heart – 10 Steps To Communicating Mindfully and Connecting Deeply. 

Why is listening important?  And how can learning to listen better help transform all of your relationships and deepen bonds with loved ones.  Let’s do this. 

For more inspiration and tips on mindful communication go to the site – Blossom Your Awesome.

Access the Blossom Your Awesome Vault Here – for your all access pass to my courses, worksheets, guides and guided meditations.   

For answers to questions or to ask me a question – go here or feel free to contact me directly. 

I’m here to help and connect and empower those looking for inspiration and some guidance 
on their journey.  

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #2 – Staying Inspired – Finding Inspiration

One of the number one questions I get asked as a Mindfulness Trainer is – “How do I stay inspired?”

There are practical things you can do each and every single day to find inspiration and ways to always stay inspired.

I share with you exactly what I do to find inspiration every day.  And walk you through my own daily rituals for finding inspiration. 

Join me for episode #2 where I give you step by step instructions on leading an awesome and inspired life.

Let’s Blossom Your Awesome!

Here’s to your most awesome you. 

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #3 – Pep Talk For The Ladies

ep Talk. Just a gentle reminder, pick me up, inspirational talk about owning your greatness.

This one is for the ladies. I know it’s been tough right now with all that’s going on and it seems women are seeming to have a harder time right now.

Statistics show women are having more bad dreams and seem to be reaching out for more therapy.

I know you ladies have stepped up your game with family and loved ones during this difficult time.

You are always taking it all on because you are a lover and giver and you just don’t always know how to pause and take a moment for you.

Well this is my pep talk for you reminding you – to take a moment to pause and love yourself! 

For even more inspiration click here! Remember never give up! You are here for one reason and that is to Blossom Your Awesome! 

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #4 – Energy

So as an energy worker you know this is a big part of how I get through my days, get through life, how I manifest.

It’s all energy. Learning how to use it powerfully to your benefit and be able to tap into the power of it and ensure you are able to be positive.

Life can be very challenging, but learning the right way to maneuver through will make it some much easier to navigate the ups and downs.

It will never be perfect, but there are powerful ways to go about changing your mindset and getting through with some level of ease.

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #5 – Isa Gucciardi and the Divine Feminine

In Episode #5 I am talking to the one and only Isa Gucciardi – Buddhist Practitioner, author speaker, teacher. She is founding Director and primary teacher at the  – The Foundation Of The Sacred Stream School for consciousness studies. 

She holds degrees and certificates in cultural linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, transpersonal psychology, hypnotherapy and transformative healing. 

She is the creator of Depth Hypnosis, a groundbreaking therapeutic model.  Isa is an international speaker. She speaks five languages and has lived in eleven countries.

She is the author of Coming to Peace and Return to the Great Mother which we discuss in great detail in this episode.

You can find out more about Isa and her work at

Her latest book – The Return To The Great Mother explores our relationship to the divine feminine and how to tap into the energy of the Great Mother during the birthing process.

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #6 – Spiritual Master Acharya Shunya

In my latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast Episode #6 I am in conversation with Enlightened Vedic Spiritual Teacher to thousands Acharya Shunya.

Of course we just scratched the surface. As a student of life and having had the good fortune of reading and taking in wisdom and connecting with masters like Guruji I feel I’m on a path to continued growth and wisdom. And I’m here in this space hoping to bring some of that light forward to you.  

She shares powerful insights from the vedas and tells me there were more than twenty female Rishis who contributed to the vedas. I never knew this. 

Guruji as I call her, this means teacher or master is elevating consciousness worldwide.  She is an award-winning and internationally renowned  author, speaker and scholar of nondual wisdom (Advaita) and a classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

The first female head of her 2,000-year-old Indian Vedic spiritual lineage.

For more inspiration or to work with me – check out Blossom Your Awesome. 

Blossom Your Awesome Episode #7 – Mindfulness With Dr. Daniel Winkle

Dr. Daniel Winkle or Dr. Dan as he is known to many joined me on the Blossom Your Awesome podcast where we touched on so much. He is an M.D. and is certified by the center for Mind Body Science.

He’s the author of the Eagles Eye Healing  Health and Wellness website where he offers short stories, poetry and guided meditation on self healing and recovery.

Dr. Dan actively practices mind body medicine at Alameda Health System where he is Medical Director of Acute Rehab Services. 

He is a co-author in the upcoming evidence based text Integrative Rehabilitation Practice.

He leads us through a powerful guided meditation so be sure to set aside about 5 minutes to listen and dive in with us into the actual practice of Mindfulness. You’ll discover through this guided meditation and his explanation leading up to it that Mindfulness is not as difficult as you may think and there are a lot of misconceptions and false myths around mindfulness.

We also spend time talking about the dream state and using it to evoke greater imagination and how to really bring imaginative awareness into your life to live a more dynamic existence.

We are powerful creatures and Dr. Dan is an awesome resource to help us better understand the limitlessness of our potential.

And Dr. Dan welcomes any questions so feel free to contact him here.

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here.

Blossom Your Awesome Episode # 8 – Manifestation With Marc Allen

On the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast episode # 8 – Marc Allen joins me for a candid dialogue about Manifestation.

Marc Allen is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. 

He co-founded the New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) the author of the best-selling book, Creative Visualization. 

Marc’s publishing company new world library has published works like Eckart Tolle’s The Power of Now, The Seven Spiritual Laws To Success and the Collective Works of Joseph Campbell just to name a few. 

He began is his publishing career in 1977 as a small start up and now New World Library is a one of the most dominant independent publishing houses in the world.

I actually came to know him through his book, The Greatest Secret of All. The book was full of so many wonderful insights about that elusive key secret that so many of us miss out on in life. 

It was transformative for me to read it and I was thrilled that he was open to a conversation with me. He was an absolute delight and treasure to have on the show and you can listen to the episode here. 

He has written several other books, including The Magical Path, The Millionaire CourseVisionary Business, and others. He is currently writing The Power of the Feminine: A Guide to Creating Radical Success… With Ease. 

Marc works with people all over the world teaching them this great secret to crafting lives full of abundance and propensity and this was what I was most interested in having him share. 

And he shared wholeheartedly and from the heart his own story and how we can apply his proven techniques to our lives masterfully and manifest our ideal scenario for ourselves. 

We speak about manifestation here on Blossom Your Awesome and the podcast on a pretty regular basis. I find it helpful to have great minds come together with their inspirational insights and guidance about how they have gotten to where they are. 

And it was an absolute treasure to have author and Publisher of the New World Library Marc Allen on the show. 

And the most awesome part about this is he shared very candidly how he manifested his ideal life and created a world full of abundance, prosperity and joy into being. 

Marc also has several online programs including Visionary Business, The Magical Path, Success with EaseThe Summer Academy of Writing, and How to Get Happily Published

To learn more about Marc and his programs click the link here –

You can also find a beautifully powerful 20 minute mediation on his website here –

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Blossom Your Awesome Episode #9 Compassionate Listening With Susan Partnow

On Episode #9 of the Blossom Your Awesome podcast we are talking about Compassionate Listening! Yes. One of my favorite topics. 

As you know I’ve written about compassionate listening extensively. We all know the power of listening and when we learn to exercise compassionate and listen from our heart we transform all of our relationships. 

My guest is Susan Partnow is a senior facilitator with the Compassionate Listening Project. 

Susan Partnow has been supporting individuals, families and organizations to transform their conflicts for over thirty years.  She has been certified as a mediator by the Snohomish Dispute Resolution Center since the 1990’s.  She has also studied and now teaches Restorative Circle and Peacekeeping Circle practices.  She is a Sr. Facilitator for The Compassionate Listening Project and is a co-creator of their core practices and advanced trainings.  Susan served as a Sr. Organizational Development Consultant for Swedish/Providence for eight years, providing team building, strategic planning, change initiatives, coaching, mediation and facilitation to leaders across the system.  Prior to working with Swedish/Providence, Susan led Partnow Communications for over 25 years as a consultant specializing in team building, mediation, leadership development, and conflict management with public sector, private and non-profit organizations and individuals throughout Puget Sound.  Before that Susan was a certified speech pathologist working in hospital, clinic and home health settings.

 Susan has an M.A. in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University.  She is a member of various professional groups, including the national Organizational Development Network and American Society of Training and Development.  She is co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Seattle Restorative Justice and Global Citizen Journey and former Board member of NCDD (National Coalition on Dialogue & Deliberation.) Susan is author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions (Doubleday books) and co-contributor of The Art of Compassionate Listening

Susan is especially drawn to bringing challenged individuals and groups together to release the energy locked in conflict to foster its transformation into creative new beginnings and deepened relations. 

You can find out more about Susan at her website – 

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #10 – Self Renewal With Spiritual Guide Andrew Oser

Episode # 10 with Spiritual Guide Andrew Oser.

Andrew Oser is spiritual guide and modern day shaman.  He teaches people how to connect to the authentic true self by connecting with the “Magic Of The Mountain,” as he likes to call it.

Andrew first came to Mt. Shasta in 1978 and he says, “his heart exploded open.” He knew that Mt. Shasta was home and he returned time and time again over the years to tap into the sacred vortex of the mountain receiving all of its gifts and power. Finally he officially moved to Mt. Shasta where he has now been leading spiritual journeys for more than 15 years. Andrew has lead more than 1,100 tours and has guided more than 5,100 people.

He is a former lawyer who studied at Princeton. He went on to found the Joy Of Light Foundation which has served more than 50,000 children and was honored as a Point Of Light by President Bill Clinton.

Andrew left that life for one he says is far richer settling in Mt. Shasta. He said he knew it was home when he first came to the mountain.  He feels so blessed and empowered in the work he does leading people to discover not only the gifts of the mountain, but to learn through the power of the vortex to tap into their own true authentic selves.

You can join Andrew on a guided tour and learn the power of self-renewal and tapping into the wisdom of nature.

We talk about it all in this episode. He shares is wonderful insights into the power of nature, self-renewal, dharma and truly living from a place of authentic freedom and power.

Join us on this light filled episode.

For more on Andrew Oser or to sign up for one his retreats click here. 

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #11 – Alison Pena On Grief, Healing & Recovery After Loss

On this episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast my guest is Alison Pena aka Bad Widow.

After losing her husband to pancreatic cancer just months shy of their 20 year anniversary Alison began a journey of healing and learning how to overcome the death of a loved one.

She said she did not know that there was more still for her in life and the future held possibility still.

Through an incredible resolve she discovered life does go on and you can continue to discover future possibilities for yourself.

She talks to us candidly about moving through grief on your own timeline. She learned and shares the power of the insight of expanding new and existing relationships.

She now teaches people how to move through grief of a loss or failure or whatever it maybe in powerful ways.

She also is committed to showing people it is indeed possible to love again after loss.

Join me on this episode of the show to hear how Alison overcame grief and began living life fearlessly once again.

It is my sincere hope you will find wisdom and a few golden nuggets in our exchange.

Her new book – The Harvest Moon is out soon.

And you can get in touch with her through her website – Bad Widow @

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #12 – Liz Lewinson | Vulnerability | Men | Power | Meditation

On this latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast  award winning author, speaker and teacher Liz Lewinson.

She is the author of The Power Of The Loving Man and Women, Meditation and Power. Her award winning book American Buddhist Rebel has been widely received and met with critical acclaim.

She shares about her incredible journey of mindfulness and how it has transformed her life. Al

We talk about men and vulnerability and men allowing women to lead, the importance of that and the power of that especially in this climate.

We speak candidly about societal pressures men face in having to always put up a tough exterior, but the necessity for sensitive, loving kindness and warmth.

And we talk about the transformative power of mindfulness.

It’s a powerful conversation full of insights and inspiration.

Join us for this beautiful and powerful exchange.

To get in touch with Liz go to Liz 

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #13 – Epiphany To Optimum Success | With Kevin Roth

On episode #13 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I have famed musician Kevin Roth.

Kevin was given a scary medical diagnosis that he now calls his – “epiphany wake up call”.

And as a result of that he turned everything around for himself.

He says he stopped living in fear and decided to leap forward into fearlessness, success and optimum health.

He began a daily practice that returned him to wholeness through his own deeper understanding of life.

He is now teaching people this way of living. He used this adversity and turned it into something for his higher good and is now living his most awesome life.

He teaches people how to live their dream life and alleviate the stresses of fear and uncertainty that hold most of us back.

He has so many great insights and a sense of peace about all that is.

I believe his spiritual nature and being a musician and artist has a lot to do with that. We get into all of it.

Join me for his remarkable story of overcoming fear and leaning into joy and living his most awesome life fearlessly.

Kevin has powerful wisdom for us all and teaches us how even the most scariest thing can lead to finding our inner resolve and strength to forge ahead powerfully.

To learn more about Kevin Roth click here.

To hear Kevin’s music go here.

And if you’d like to work with or get in touch.

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome – Episode #14 – Glimpsing The Other Side With Heaven Expat Kathy McDaniel

We’ve all pondered the other side. Infinity and beyond – perhaps that’s the other side.

What happens after we die?

For Kathy McDaniel she no longer needs to ponder because she was given a glimpse into the other side via a near death experience.

Her experience was vivid and dark and also colorful and joyful.

Kathy went not only to Heaven, but also to hell and shares her intimate account with the other side, both sides of the other side.

She said Heaven is glorious beyond belief while hell was a dark gloomy place that traumatized her and gave her nightmares and ptsd.

She focuses on the beautiful parts of her NDE near death experience – that’s when she was roaming in Heaven with divinity.

Kathy saw loved ones who had crossed over and was given very clear directives from God to go back and finish her work here with us mere earthly mortals.

She shares her account in her book Misfit In Hell To Heaven Expat. Click here to learn more about the book.

Her best selling memoir is uplifting and lighthearted. It’s also chilling and captivating.

She says the experience was “life twisting” and changed everything for her.

It was an insightful conversation to say the least. It gives us perspective that perhaps we did not have.

Kathy shares candidly about her experience first winding up in Hell and then to the majesty of Heaven.

She learned so much about life in the experience of her temporary cross-over and sees it all remarkably clearly for what it is now.

Kathy says she looks at tragedies, hardships and death in a whole new way that is so much more empowering than the way we’ve learned to see struggles in life.

Life doesn’t end. We never really die. We just transition to a new state of being in a new form and in a new magical way that is the most spectacular thing ever.

Sounds pretty extraordinary.

I welcome you to join us for this eye opening exchange with Kathy McDaniel.

She’s got messages from God for us and offers us newfound perspective on living and living powerfully.

To learn more about Mary Kathy McDaniel check out her site.

To check out Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome Episode #15 – Dr. Betty Kovacs | Altered States Of Consciousness
On this latest episode of the Blossom Your Awesome podcast I have a  deep and prolifically insightful conversation with Dr. Betty Kovacs.

Dr. Betty Kovacs is a scholar in the subject of shaman-mystic spiritual traditions. And she believes the early knowledge that was left by the sages is a blueprint for our evolution. 

She tells me that Western religions have covered up this immense body of knowledge and wisdom that can ultimately not only transform us, but heal the world. 

Betty Kovacs is a modern day mystic with a deep understanding of church and state. She hs taught literature, writing and symbolic/mythic language for more than two and a half decades. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, in Comparative Literature and Theory of Symbolic/ Mythic Language. 

And she served as Chair and Program Chair on the Board of Directors of the Jung Society of Claremont in California and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of Forever Family Foundation.

She shares her passion through her books, speaking, teaching and media interviews in the United States and Europe.  Betty has spoken to national and global audiences through webinars, keynote presentations and media interviews.

 Dr. Kovacs teaches with great intensity about the fruit of the tree of life is the knowledge that we are all Universal Mind, immortal, divine, and creators.  

Betty Kovacs is the author of The Miracle of Death: There Is Nothing But Life and  Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That Is Changing The World – the winner of the Nautilus Silver Book Award and Medical Network 2019 Book Prize.

We dive deep into her story of healing and tapping in to altered states of consciousness after experiencing the deaths of her mother, son and husband in automobile accident over a span of 3 years, one year after year.

It’s a powerful conversation that lends itself to insights and teaching and possible transcendence into the understanding of life and death.

To check out my site Blossom Your Awesome click here. 

Blossom Your Awesome Episode #16 – Not F*ing Around With Jeff Leisawitz

On episode # 16 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast I am chopping it up with author and coach for creatives Jeff Leisawitz.

Jeff’s critically acclaimed book Not F*ing Around— the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground  was so inspiring for me as a creative. It goes beyond just creativity and I was so excited to have this exchange.

I knew he’d have some powerful guidance and wisdom for us all and let me tell you Jeff did not disappoint.

He seemed to be so at ease with himself and so passionate about sharing his love of creativity with the world.   

Jeff believes there is an artist within each and every one of us and creativity can be a powerful means to healing and wholeness.   

He breaks it down for me and offers some very awesome insights into the importance and power of creativity and what it means to give this part of yourself to the world. 

Jeff is a creative, but he says we all are. 

His own inner creative genius led him to guide other creatives to dig deep and bring out their own creativity in empowering and freeing ways. 

He shared so many awesome insights. 

We connected on a very human level and had an incredible conversation about the creative process and its transformative power to heal.

We talk about his book, the creative process and how we can overcome roadblocks and the power of learning to allow creativity to flow. 

Jeff has devoted his life to creativity. He is an award winning musician/ producer, college songwriting prof, critically acclaimed author, distributed filmmaker and internationally in-demand coach for creatives.

He teaches us how to overcome our own inner critic, get over our need for perfectionism, let go of fear and failure to create more powerfully and lead a more dynamic life. 

Jeff speaks powerfully and candidly about the awesomeness of living creatively. He shares this beautiful insight and says,   “At its best, creativity is a way for us to be seen, expressed and connected.”  Exquisitely poetic. 

3 Questions I Ask Jeff On This Episode – Well of course I asked him more than three, but here’s a little preview of our conversation.  

Why is creativity so important?

Why has creativity done for you in your life?  What has meant for you?

How do we learn to tap into our own inner creative genius?

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In Episode #2 of the Blossom Your Awesome Podcast – we are talking about one of the things I get asked more than anything else – “How Do I Stay Inspired?”

It seems like inspiration is hard pressed to last. It comes, but it’s fleeting and often goes just as fast if not faster than that initial moment of feeling super revved up. Well we’re talking about holding onto that feeling of inspiration to make it last and make it manifest.

I’m so excited to finally be getting the podcast off the ground.

We’ll be diving deep into mindfulness and how to live your most awesome life. There are ways to blossom your awesome and I’m going to show you how to use your energy and get it to work for you in the most awesome way.

We’re going to delve into forgiveness, reconciling old hurts, and letting go of the past. We’ll be talking about Reiki, meditation, mindfulness as a way of life, spreading love, soul work, aligning with nature, and how to get unstuck!

Blossom Your Awesome with me. Let’s do this!