Experiencing my grandmother’s death has brought me to honor her in a very big way - in honoring her worth to me, and her worth to all those sharing a piece of her story, I must honor my own worth -- and this has brought me new levels of abundance and self-love.

In this episode, I share my grandmother’s story, and mine with her, explore some recent thoughts on death, and how I am integrating the wisdom I am gaining from her life.

I jump into shadow work and how we can use loss to bring us to more wholeness, and we can use our imagination to empower us now. I share three ways in which one can explore death to breathe in life and to know oneself more deeply.

To ignore death is to ignore life. So here’s to embracing it to bring more and to know more of ourselves.

 

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As little as $1 a month would nourish my podcast and other creations to continue to have life and cover costs. Plus you’ll receive some sweet personalized healing gifts from me that can deepen your embodiment on your own journey.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am so appreciative.

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Show Notes & Timestamps 

00:00 Intro

01:06 Sharing Gratitude & Becoming a Patron of the Embody Podcast

02:09 Travel Update (Bali > Hong Kong > Kl)

03:15 Let's Jump Into the Topic: Death

03:27 No Judgement Around Reactions to Death

04:19 Notice What's Coming Up

04:26 Death: A Sharp Opportunity to See Your Projections, Existence, and Spirituality

05:30 Clear Stop to What Connects Us Consciously and Unconsciously

06:21 Jungian Theory - Bringing the Shadow to the Surface

06:49 Not Knowing Why You Feel What You Feel

07:36 Sorting the Intergenerational Dynamics

08:28 How Grief Has Been Processed in Your Ancestry Affects You Now

09:18 Grief Demands to Be Felt in the Soul of the Family

09:50 My Personal Story With My Grandma

10:14 How the Morning Is to Be Had

11:21 Funeral Experience Great Grandmother

11:45 My Grandmother’s Arrival to the Us

12:22 Dog Poop Rice!

13:41 a Drastic Change in 2002

14:12 Visiting Hong Kong: Every Time Felt Like the Last Time.

14:28 Her 96th Birthday Party

14:54 Learning More About Someone After They Passed

15:31 Her Good Deeds

16:13 My Family’s Part in Saving Many Chinese During the Japan Invasion of China

16:59 Going Back for Two Village Children

18:03 Proud That She's My Grandmother

18:12 Being Enough

19:36 We Are a Reflection of Worthiness Before Us

20:16 Abundance in Life

21:11 Seeing My Mother More Clearly and Where I Belong

22:04 Abundance Equated With Working Hard in the Past

23:14 My Grandmother the Feminist

24:12 Working Easy = Shifting

25:18 Guilt for Working Easy

25:56 She's Living in Me and Through Me...

26:23 Mention Faith Hill Song "Everywhere I Am, There You'll Be"

26:37 Ideas and Exercises to Explore Death for Yourself

26:50 Looking at Death Gives You More Life

27:40 the Shaman’s Death

28:22 Mention of Ally With Death

28:29 Writing Your Own Eulogy

29:10 Imagine the People You Worry About Dying

32:28 Cultivating the Qualities in Yourself

34:03 Shaman’s Death in Reverse

35:04 a Choice to Explore Death

35:37 Experience and Gentleness

35:53 Ally With Death - My Shaman’s Death Online Experiencial

36:48 Last Thoughts About Death

36:54 Honoring Death Is Honoring Life

37:10 Denial of Death Is Like Denial of Life

38:14 Thank You for Joining Me Today & Listening

38:57 Patreon

39:21 Outro & Newsletter

In this chat with the spunky Sarah Buino, we discuss her story of “Kicking and Screaming to be able to be [her] own self” and how she started her unique therapy practice, perfectionism, shifting out shame, the healing vibration in the expression of music, being visible, and how she nourishes herself to be able to be who she is in the world.

Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor, Certified Daring WayTM facilitator, and adjunct faculty member at Loyola University. She holds a masters degree from Loyola University in Chicago and specializes in shame and substance use disorders.

From an early age, Sarah began to share the stage with her mother who was a professional singer. She sings in a local Chicago band on weekends.

Sarah integrates her knowledge of complementary healing modalities such as music, yoga, reiki, and the chakra system into her clinical practice to help clients enhance their authenticity. She’s also the host of a podcast Conversations With a Wounded Healer which examines the role of one’s own healing while being a care-giving professional.

 

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This episode is brought to you by the Soul Body Women’s Retreat that will adventure in October 2018.

The Soul Body Women’s Retreat is a spiritual and healing retreat inspired to support connecting Soul and Body, the elements of Earth and Sky within, Feminine and Masculine, and all of the opposing energies within. It is a sacred intensive of meditations, yoga, family constellations, somatic healing, and soul work to deeply heal stuckness, beliefs, or ancestral bonds and embody freedom and specific personal intentions.

For this and future retreats, you can find out more information at  https://candicewu.com/retreats. Your support in sharing or joining a retreat helps me make more healing albums, content, and create more podcast episodes. I am grateful for your support!

 

Show Notes & Timestamps 

00:00 Introducing Sarahs Work

01:32 Sponsored Message

02:46 Welcome Sarah

03:07 Who Is Sarah & head/heart Therapy

04:39 Mention of Sarah’s Podcast

04:46 Centering in Yourself

05:07 Kicking and Screaming to Be Able to Be My Own Self

05:44 Her Song About Perfectionism

06:54 What Do You Feel Is the Key to Healing?

07:55 Mention of Brené Brown’s Work

08:21 Shame Story About Parties

10:10 What Surprised You in the Work of Shame?

11:05 What Brings Shame to Sarah?

12:08 Chicago Beeping vs Sri Lanka & Bali

14:21 Daring Life Facilitator

14:51 Addictions Are About Relationships

16:11 Addiction Becomes the Placeholder for Loss of Connection

17:05 Client Has All the Answers but They Have No Idea

17:50 What Song Is Lighting Sarah Up?

19:05 Patty Griffin - Living With Ghosts - Moses

19:24 With Livia Budrys for Brunch

19:41 Reclaiming After Grieving

19:52 Susan Lipshutz’s Support

20:35 A Home in Music

20:56 Singing to Melt Away the Pain

21:29 Vibration of Singing / Music

22:02 Being Visible by Choice (Even Unknowingly)

23:23 Nourishing Myself / Investing in Myself

24:18 Mention of Bianka Hardin

24:41 What Challenges Sarah? Building a New IOP?

24:54 Mention of Robert

26:17 Lovett Center

28:09 Lack of Health in Treatment Centers

28:50 Holding Each Other and Yourself Accountable

29:29 Seeing Everything, Allowing It to Be Spoken, and Trusting It

29:51 Doing Your Own Work Works!

30:14 Podcasting Is Not Cheap but Worth It

31:18 Healers & Therapists Are Human #NotZenAllDay

31:35 Perfectionism & Being Bad at Things in Business

35:31 Parallel Processes Between Healer and Client

36:02 Lightning Round

36:21 Q: What Job Would You Be Terrible At?

36:37 Q: What Do You Spend the Most Time Thinking About?

36:49 Q: What's Something You Like to Do the Old-Fashioned Way?

37:09 Mercer Mayor in Social Media

37:09 Shifting the Shame Out of Things

37:26 Crossed Out Quote "I Felt Like Crying but I Was Brave Instead"

38:10 Q: When Was the Last Time You Changed Your Opinion on Something?

39:24 Q: What Is Something Most Don't Know About You?

39:59 Pet Stories

41:29 Anything Else Sarah Would Like to Share

41:56 How to Connect With Sarah

42:17 Her and Livia’s Retreat for Therapists

42:47 Outro

 

Love and be in continual alignment with yourself with the most important tool you have: your intuition!

This week I share my recent collected insights on the topic of listening inward and intuition, nourishing a relationship with your body’s messages, and discerning between intuition and fear-based decision-making!

In the first segment of the podcast, I explore ways in which I and my clients have cleared space for intuition to be opened and heard. I talk about releasing morality, letting go of attachments to past commitments and plans, and continual “not knowing” to refresh your ability to listen inward.

But the question still looms, how do you know you are listening to intuition?

Find out my thoughts in a rich discussion of getting to the essence of the energy behind your knowing, dialoguing with the body and emotions, how to decipher whether it is a fear or love/joy-based decision, and building a trusting relationship with your wise self.

The last segment of the podcast, I share a brief healing exercise to build inner listening, grounding, and strengthen and fortify the trust you already have within by supporting you in imprinting a memory in which you trusted yourself and it worked out.

 

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00:00 Updates From Me: Where I Am, What I Am Doing

01:45 Resting and Continued Healing

02:44 My Gratitude to You

03:24 Opening the Question Around Intuition

04:18 What This Episode Is About

05:04 A) Making Space

05:45 Intuition Can Be Surprising

07:33 Releasing Our Binds to Past Ideas and Commitments

08:50 Judgments Around Wanting Something Else, Am I Just Quitting?

09:42 B) Shifting Out Past Agreements With Self and Others to Refresh

11:12 Making Space for Intuition Has Helped Me to See What New Information Wants to Come Through

11:57 C) Shifting Out of Morality, Good and Bad

13:17 Even Alcoholism Might Have a Message of Wisdom

14:00 Quote: The Right Thing at a Wrong Time Is a Wrong Thing by Joshua Harris

14:59 Shifting Out Right & Wrong as a Framework

16:01 D) Clearing Limiting Beliefs

16:56 Healing Wants Completion: Past Things Repeat if They Don't Complete

17:54 Some Experiences Are Stuck in Time

19:46 Healing Is Never Done. It's a Continual Process.

21:00 When You Are Receiving Intuition, How Do You Know if It's Something to Listen To?

21:27 Levels of Us (Emotions, Heart, ...)

21:58 The Koshas in Yoga

22:33 Something Simple Today

22:50 Getting to the Essence of Why I Want Something... What's the Energy Behind the Information

23:17 My Intuition Is a Whisper at Times

23:42 Opening to Listening to the Whispers

23:51 Checking in With Myself - How Do I Feel?

24:14 Sad Doesn't Mean It's the Wrong Answer... What’s the Nature of the Sadness?

25:03 Dialoging With the Feeling

26:15 Even if It's Pure Love, I Go Into It. See What's There.

26:36 It Wasn't Natural for Me. I've Practiced a Lot.

27:47 Getting to the Essence...

28:06 Trust - All of It Relies on This

28:38 Mention Book : The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

28:50 How Has Life Worked Out for You Up to This Point?

29:27 My Experience With That Process

30:30 Astrology Reading: The Maybe Space and Obvious Yes

32:06 Thinking Isn't Bad

32:37 Mention Pendulum as a Tool

33:25 Intuition Isn't a Cut and Dry Process

 

Part 2

34:02 A Healing Meditation That Supports Building Trust

37:28 Beginning, Grounding, Recalling a Time, Somatic Experiencing

41:48 Ending the Experience

42:18 One More Thing

44:56 Thank You for Listening

45:41 Sendoff

 

What is unspoken, undone, and unacknowledged - what needs to be expressed and doesn’t get air time - goes back in and rots inside of us. The Consequence of Sound a song by Regina Spektor, has been inspiring me to explore the consequence of what goes unspoken, and how it affects the world we live in and our bodies.

Learn about ways you can shift and use your voice and expression to have a healthier body and how the language of Sanskrit connects with this song.

 

A Little About A{Live} Now

I’ve found that when I share what’s true in the moment, there is so much ALIVENESS and fullness in me.

That’s why I started the the A{Live} Now mini-series, which is within the Embody Podcast. This is the second episode and I intend to share what’s happening in my real life and in my inner world, what’s truly full and alive now.

What’s alive now in me has often been what’s filled the juicy stuff of life: themes, joys, or challenges that others may also be experiencing, a fear and other emotions that bring me to the edge of my fullest expression in the moment.

As you listen, I will also share snippets of how you can support your own heart and soul, know yourself, be your fullest, or heal and love yourself.

 

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Show Notes & Timestamps

00:00 Intro & Welcome

00:44 Sponsored by the Soul Body Women’s Retreat

02:16 Getting to the Song: “The Consequence of Sounds"

02:50 Spoken Word

03:27 Exploring the Consequence of Things Unspoken

04:24 Words Going Back Inside

06:10 Not All Doom and Gloom

07:19 Food Is Anything You Take in Through the Senses

07:57 How We Digest Experiences in Live

08:40 What Can We Do? Clearing Out the Gunk 🙈.

09:21 Healing Trauma: One Step

10:29 Family Constellations - Working With What is Inherited

11:19 Another Technique: Journaling

11:38 Using My Voice to Express

12:26 What Wants to Have Expression in the Moment?

13:02 Feeling Into What's Alive Presently

13:39 How Does My Body Want to Move or Be?

14:02 What Wants to Come Through Is Essential to the Planet |the Energy Needs to Move Through Us

15:06 More About the Song: Maintenance Mode

15:43 Quote "Getting Stuck in the Machine"

16:09 Quote "National Geographic Was Being Too Graphic ..."

16:26 Quote "The World That Has Made Us Can No Longer Contain Us ..."

16:36 if We Keep Holding in What We Have to Say, We Affect the World.

16:59 in Sync With Sanskrit

18:12 Encourage You to Listen (To the Song), and Notice ....

19:48 Ally With Death

21:26 Question of the Day: "What's Alive Now?"

21:43 Sendoff

In this episode, Venessa and I talk about nourishment on all levels, Akashic Records, What feeds Venessa’s Wild, Ant Medicine, belonging and relationship to what we give ourselves to, coming out of the spiritual closet, hunger and digesting love, and the question - What would nature do?

Venessa Rodriguez, M.S., C.H.C. is a functional nutritionist, intuitive nourishment guide and host of the Feed Your Wild Podcast. Her mission is to awaken the innate healing capacity of women struggling with chronic dis-ease, by reconnecting them to their own medicine and nature through food, spirit, and love. Venessa supports wild-hearted change-makers build physical health & vitality through her work combining the science + spirituality of food using a modern functional approach, intuitive guidance with Akashic Records, and ancestral wisdom from earth-honoring traditions.

 

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This episode is brought to you by the Soul Body Women’s Retreat that will adventure in October 2018.

The Soul Body Women’s Retreat is a spiritual and healing retreat inspired to support connecting Soul and Body, the elements of Earth and Sky within, Feminine and Masculine, and all of the opposing energies within. It is a sacred intensive of meditations, yoga, family constellations, somatic healing, and soul work to deeply heal stuckness, beliefs, or ancestral bonds and embody freedom and specific personal intentions.

For this and future retreats, you can find out more information at  https://candicewu.com/retreats. Your support in sharing or joining a retreat helps me make more healing albums, content, and create more podcast episodes. I am grateful for your support!

 

Show Notes & Timestamps

00:00 Intro, Contents, and Soul Body Retreat

03:35 Introducing Venessa

05:02 Venessa Sharing Her Passion and Work

07:27 Akashic Records: What Are They?

07:56 Metaphor of the iCloud

09:05 An Example of an Akashic Record

10:18 Tapping Into That Space in Between Can Be Healing

10:55 How Venessa Got Introduced to the Akasha

11:25 the First Contact

13:07 Literally the Same Week...

14:31 Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet

15:03 Breaking Through the Potential Judgement / Boundaries

15:31 What Feeds Venessa’s Wild?

17:40 Bali Ant Rescue Mission

21:01 Ant Medicine

22:48 Ants Predicting Weather

23:14 Tribes & People

23:29 Mention of "Feed Your Wild" Podcast

23:59 What Would Nature Do?

24:17 When Nature Bubbles Up, It Just Blows

25:03 How Do You Tune in to Nature?

26:59 Humans Think They Can Have Stillness...?

28:02 What Is Most on Venessa’s Heart and Mind

29:04 Human Accessories

29:27 Belonging

29:58 What Venessa Is Reading: Secrets of the Talking Jaguar

30:03 Belonging,No Time, Only Relation

31:38 Mention of the Book "Belonging, Remembering Ourselves Home"

33:14 The Concept of Time

35:19 Guidance Into the Akashic Records

37:41 Your Thoughts Belong to the Ego

38:09 Wildfire Questions

38:33 Favorite Animal Medicine

38:44 What Would You Rate a 10/10

38:53 What Mistake Do You Keep Remaking?

39:28 What Kind of Art Do You Enjoy the Most?

39:50 First Question After Being Frozen for 100 Years?

40:21 What Are You Hungry For?

40:32 Satiated Yet Always Hungry - for Love

41:03 Eliminating Food but Needs More Later

41:27 Love Hoarders

42:01 Audience Gift

45:49 Experience Candice and Akashic Records Reading

47:03 Last Words One Step Forward Into Nature and Into Love

48:52 Thanks to Venessa

49:13 Wildly Rooted Podcast / Episode With Candice

49:49 Outro

 

 

Waking up with fear is never fun for me. Who is feeling the fear? Ah… Good morning, Perfectionist and Inner Critic - what are doing here right now??

In this episode you’ll get an inside look at my waking up with fear, exploring perfectionism, how I give love to my inner critic and inner perfectionist so they don’t get out of hand, exploring the roots of protection and purpose behind the perfectionism, and the inspiration I got knowing that Madonna has reinvented herself 14 times (maybe more at this point).

 

A Little About A{Live} Now

I’ve found that when I share what’s true in the moment, there is so much ALIVENESS and fullness in me.

That’s why I started the the A{Live} Now mini-series, which is within the Embody Podcast. This is the second episode and I intend to share what’s happening in my real life and in my inner world, what’s truly full and alive now.

What’s alive now in me has often been what’s filled the juicy stuff of life: themes, joys, or challenges that others may also be experiencing, a fear and other emotions that bring me to the edge of my fullest expression in the moment.

As you listen, I will also share snippets of how you can support your own heart and soul, know yourself, be your fullest, or heal and love yourself.

 

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Show Notes & Timestamps

00:00 Intro & Welcome

00:43 Sharing Vulnerably in the Last Podcast: Part 2 of Spiritual Crisis

01:16 Waking up With Fear

02:00 Vulnerability Hangover? What is this fear?

02:10 Let's Talk About Perfectionism

02:56 An Artist’s Work is Never Done

03:16 Perfectionism as a Choice

03:51 Giving Ourselves Space to Evolve and Have Humility

04:32 Be who we are today

04:45 Don't be hurtful, but stand behind yourself NOW

05:13 Standing Behind my Voice

05:48 The Team of Inner Destruction: Perfectionist & Critic

06:36 The Power they Have and why they are important

07:01 Protection Can Get Out of Hand: Antidote is love and assurance

08:06 It's safe to be imperfect

08:27 Memo to your inner critic/perfectionist

09:53 How & When I Check In with them

10:52 Be Gentle

11:02 Madonna Reinvented herself 14x

12:20 Bringing Back the Artist

13:47 You don't have to pick one thing

14:33 Thanks for listening in

15:06 Parts Work and Voice Dialogue

15:50 Sendoff