Self Talk with Rachel Astarte

Rachel Astarte, LMFT

Self Talk takes a conversational look at how we can show up in the world—for the world—as our best selves. If you're on a journey to your true self, this is your next stop.

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Self Talk #122: INTERVIEW: JJ DiGeronimo, Career Strategist + Lightworker
Apr 9 2024
Self Talk #122: INTERVIEW: JJ DiGeronimo, Career Strategist + Lightworker
Send Rachel a text message.•• IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ••As of this month, Self Talk has entered its sixth year of production! 🎉🥂A heartfelt thank-you to all the listeners. You have made Self Talk an absolute pleasure for me to create. As you may be aware, I began this podcast as a way for my therapy and coaching clients to have support between our sessions. To my surprise, its audience has grown way beyond that scope. I'm chuffed. And grateful. Honestly.I've heard your feedback and as a result, a few changes are coming your way:Interviews will be interspersed with solo recorded teachings from me. Self Talk will move from a biweekly to a monthly schedule to allow for ample production time.Your voice is essential. Send your questions and show topic ideas to rachel@selftalkpodcast.comThank you again for your devotion and, most especially, your feedback. Onward!And now for the latest episode...With love,Rachel________________________________________________________JJ DiGeronimo is a three-time award-winning author and former leading woman in the tech industry. Her work helps empower women seeking more influence and impact with proven strategies, mindfulness, and energetic practices. JJ  wrote Seeking: 74 Key Findings to Raise Your Energy, Sidestep Your Self-Doubts, and Align with Your Life's Work because she wanted to share the strategies that helped her infuse more purpose and meaning into her work and life. The book contains short chapters, relevant stories, and specific questions that help readers evaluate their choices, dig through their stories, embrace their gifts, and elevate their energy.Join us in this incredible interview as we dismantle the power of negative self-talk and learn to release the stories that hold us back.More from JJ:Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/jjdigeronimoTogetherWeSeek.Online: https://www.togetherweseek.onlineWebsites: www.jjdigeronimo.comLinkedIn (main platform): https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjdigeronimo/IG (newest platform):  https://www.instagram.com/jjdigeronim________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #121: INTERVIEW: Andra Dediu, Integration Specialist
Mar 26 2024
Self Talk #121: INTERVIEW: Andra Dediu, Integration Specialist
Send Rachel a text message.Andra Dediu supports individuals to integrate the highs and lows experienced as a result of big moments of psychospiritual change like spiritual awakenings, mystical experiences, and insights from altered states of consciousness. Some aspects of this work are—➾ Reconstructing a sense of selfOur sense of self & world are reconstructed on the foundation of a new awareness. ➾ Embody insightsAssimilate the insights so that they become a part of the Self.➾ Transform daily livingInsights are tethered to physical reality so that daily life & relationships become more fulfilling.➾ Have an impactUltimately, to have an impact in your community in ways that feel good & authentic to you. Join us as we dive into the fully human aspects of integrating mystical experiences.More from Andra:Website: https://andradediu.comFB: https://www.facebook.com/unitedtransformations/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/integration.work/ Women's Journey: Women Who Run With The Wolves: https://andradediu.com/women-wolves/ ________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #120: INTERVIEW: Kimberly Braun, Minister, Reiki Master + Educator
Mar 12 2024
Self Talk #120: INTERVIEW: Kimberly Braun, Minister, Reiki Master + Educator
Send Rachel a text message.Kimberly Braun, impelled from earliest childhood mystical experiences, has spent over a decade as a monastic nun exploring the path of Presence. With a master's in theology with special focus on the adult spiritual journey, she lives to inspire others to connect to, and live from, Divine Love at their center. She is an ordained Minister, Reiki master, TEDx speaker and former meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute. She has served tens of thousands through her writing, speaking, retreats, online courses, and community. Her book, Miracles in the Naked Light, was published in 2023.Kimberly and I discuss God as the Beloved and how that intimate connection allows us access to the power within us all.More from KimberlyWebsite: https://www.kimberlybraun.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlybraunma/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlybraun09/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberlybraun.ma________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #119: INTERVIEW: Susan Gold, Trauma Coach + Author
Feb 27 2024
Self Talk #119: INTERVIEW: Susan Gold, Trauma Coach + Author
Send Rachel a text message.Navigating a ferociously challenging upbringing while bravely moving forward as an adult to face ingrained, outdated, and patriarchal programming head-on, Susan now shares a unique perspective in viewing life challenges as occasions for transformation. Through her book, Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma into Adult Freedom, Susan turns the standard paradigm on its head courageously leading others through her own journey of abuse, addiction, and surviving narcissism all while creating a distinctly empowering personal and professional life.Susan's devotion to helping clients come to an authentic relationship with Self made for an enriching conversation in this episode. If you're feeling stuck in your trauma or you simply want a better sense of how to connect with your true nature, I'm sure you'll love our talk as much as I did.More from Susan:Website: https://www.susangold.us/Instagram: @susangoldismagicalFacebook: @susan.gold.988________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #118: INTERVIEW: Denise Miceli, Intuitive Life Coach + Healer
Feb 13 2024
Self Talk #118: INTERVIEW: Denise Miceli, Intuitive Life Coach + Healer
Send Rachel a text message.When does impostor syndrome really show up? When we’re trying to make a change.—Denise MiceliDenise Miceli is an inspiring, empathic guide and mentor in creating space for change and growth. She is known for her talent in energy healing, intuitive hot-seat coaching, and teaching new ways of accessing authenticity.After enduring a difficult, dark-night journey, Denise cleared traumatic memories and emotional patterns that blocked her authentic self using subconscious healing. In her work with others, she has been inspired to share this simple and accessible healing modality.In this episode, Denise and I hold impostor syndrome up to the light and regard it from a few essential angles: Where does it come from? What is it trying to tell us? What can we do when we feel its grip?Denise holds a supportive container for those ready to heal and allow their soul the freedom to awaken their infinite potential. She shares some of that healing magic with you in today's talk.More from Denise:Website: Rock Your Blocks WebsiteYouTube: Inspiring Guidance YouTube ChannelTikTok: Rock Your Blocks TiktokMedium (Blog): Medium Blog Article Imposter Syndrome is the Subconscious Mind Running Wild________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #117: INTERVIEW: Abdi Assadi, Spiritual Counselor + Healer
Jan 30 2024
Self Talk #117: INTERVIEW: Abdi Assadi, Spiritual Counselor + Healer
Send Rachel a text message.No matter what the question, Love is the answer. Love with a capital L.—Abdi AssadiAbdi Assadi is a spiritual counselor and healer with four decades of clinical experience in acupuncture, body-centered psychotherapy, indigenous shamanic practices, and diverse meditative techniques. He is the author of Shadows on the Path: Revelations and Pitfalls on the Spiritual Journey and A Healer’s Handbook: A Guide for the Beginner Practitioner.I asked Abdi to join me to discuss the behemoth topic of how we humans can maintain balance in turbulent times. The conversation covers so much more—as it usually does when we get going. Here are a few highlights:The importance of relationship with Self in a hyper-individuated culture How a death practice helps us live more fullyWhy Love really is the answer to every questionAbdi also leads us in a brief awareness exercise that rounds out all the "yapping" we've done for the hour. Well worth the trip. xo RAMore from Abdi: http://abdiassadi.com________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #115: INTERVIEW: Ann Bell, Love + Sex Coach
Jan 2 2024
Self Talk #115: INTERVIEW: Ann Bell, Love + Sex Coach
Send Rachel a text message.Ann Bell has been a love and sex coach since 2012, fostering deep connections, and empowering individuals to embrace their authentic selves. She creates a safe, judgment-free space, along with guiding transformative journeys for her clients, exploring uncharted territories, and unlocking infinite possibilities within. As we age—20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and onward—our sexuality goes through an evolution of its own. Ann shares with us ways that we can flow with the intimate changes aging brings while keeping loving connection in our lives. Note: This episode contains explicit discussion about sex and sexuality. Just a heads-up.Watch the videoMore from Ann:Website: https://www.aconfidentialconversation.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aconfidentialconversation/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aconfidentialconversation/Free links:Love Your Libido Book: https://www.aconfidentialconversation.com/love-your-libidoSelf-love Assessment Quiz: https://www.aconfidentialconversation.com/love-assessment________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #114: INTERVIEW: Noëlle Janka, Author and Coach for Social Impact Leaders
Dec 19 2023
Self Talk #114: INTERVIEW: Noëlle Janka, Author and Coach for Social Impact Leaders
Send Rachel a text message.Noëlle Janka, PCC (she/her) is a politicized coach for social change leaders and author of Rebel Healing: Transforming Ourselves and the Systems That Make Us Sick. She has lived with health challenges for more than twenty years and has supported clients with their healing and career development for more than a decade via transformational workshops, writing salons, coaching groups, yoga instruction, and individual coaching.In this episode, Noëlle shares the journey to writing her book and how individual healing is essential for collective wellness. If you've ever felt unsure of the power you hold as one person in turbulent times, you'll love Noëlle's message for you.More from Noëlle:Website: https://www.noellejanka.com/Book: https://www.noellejanka.com/rebelhealing (book)Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noellejanka/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noellejanka/YouTube: https://youtube.com/@NoLJanka ________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #113: INTERVIEW: Michael McGinnis, Author and Spiritual Revolutionary
Dec 5 2023
Self Talk #113: INTERVIEW: Michael McGinnis, Author and Spiritual Revolutionary
Send Rachel a text message.As a change catalyst, Michael McGinnis has dedicated his life to the awakening of humanity on a global level. Through extensive self-study and first-hand experience, he has been gifted to serve as a channel for the words the world needs to hear at the most crucial moment in history. He is the author of The Essential Revolution series. In this episode Mike and I discuss finding the gift within a victim mindset. Falling victim to turbulent times is unavoidable on some level for most of us. Mike helps us understand that we can leverage this transient way of seeing the world (and ourselves) as a path toward personal awakening.More from Michael:Website: https://www.michaelmcginnis.comTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@michaelmcginnisofficial?_t=8gCjR6h6aVP&_r=1Instagram: https://instagram.com/michaelmcginnisofficial?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Revolution-Book-One/dp/B0C2S71C84/ref=monarch_sidesheetYouTube: https://youtube.com/@michaelmcginnisofficial?si=zxD6er4dPdD3VeBd ________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #112: INTERVIEW: Heather Claus, Author + Boundaries Specialist
Nov 21 2023
Self Talk #112: INTERVIEW: Heather Claus, Author + Boundaries Specialist
Send Rachel a text message.Heather Claus has lived an atypical life. She’s traveled across the country, exploring (and teaching about) alternative lifestyles and communing with diverse people. All of her experiences thus far have led her to the belief that boundaries are the key to not only saving ourselves, but our relationships. Her new book, Take No Sh*t! Build Better Relationships Through Discovering, Creating, and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries In Three (Sometimes Five) Simple Steps is now available for purchase.In this episode, Heather and I speak of the importance of boundaries in all kinds of relationships, whether personal or professional. We also take a few candid moments to address boundaries in midlife—how and why they are so important as we move into our wisdom years.More from Heather:Website: https://my.curiouser.life/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherclausYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKfRtjIDzVqOz8OxJKsnhA________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #111: INTERVIEW: Maryjane Fahey, Author and Founder of Glorious Broads
Nov 7 2023
Self Talk #111: INTERVIEW: Maryjane Fahey, Author and Founder of Glorious Broads
Send Rachel a text message.I want to inspire women to say: I wanna be that broad! and see fearmongering about age become a thing of the past in my lifetime. Let roaring into age prevail!—Maryjane Fahey Maryjane Fahey is on her fifth reinvention (but who’s counting?) as founder of Glorious Broads—the epicenter of confident, unconventional women over 50. She cut her teeth in print, art directing, and rebranding magazines, then rode the Internet tsunami writing for Bustle, TZR, Huffington Post, and AARP. She also co-authored the book, Dumped: A Guide to Getting Over a Breakup and Your Ex in Record Time!   Glorious Broads is now her focus and love child. Currently, she’s developing a television series called, “Glorious Broads: Let’s Talk About Sex.”   Join us as we dive into what it means to be a glorious broad—and how women can start being glorious now, even if they're not yet in midlife. Heads Up: This episode may be NSFW. Depends on where you work, I suppose. More from Maryjane: Instagram, Facebook: @gloriousbroads YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@glorious.broads________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Self Talk #105: INTERVIEW: Maria Verdicchio, End-of-Life Designer
Aug 15 2023
Self Talk #105: INTERVIEW: Maria Verdicchio, End-of-Life Designer
Send Rachel a text message.Maria Verdicchio is an End-of-Life Designer and Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, providing heart-centered and pragmatic advance-care planning, end-of-life education, and life transition ceremonies.Maria helps people live fully, now. Gaining clarity about what matters at the end of our life illuminates who and what matters now and helps us be more present and compassionate when caring for others who are ill or dying.When we learn more about death, dying, and grief—and share our experiences—we become more death literate, reducing anxieties and fears about end-of-life. This understanding can help us approach life and death with wisdom, honor, and respect.Join us as we discuss these topics and more, including how the British comedy troupe Monty Python can be an excellent teacher as we consider our personal connection to death and dying.More from Maria:Website http://www.liveanddiewise.comSocialshttps://www.instagram.com/liveanddiewise/https://www.facebook.com/LiveandDieWisehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mverdicchio/ ________________________________________Want to know your Self even better?Visit myselfpath.com to learn more about how Rachel can help you discover and honor your True Self—through online courses and one-on-one sessions._________________________________________Support the Show.• Subscribe here, at youtube.com/@selftalkpodcast, or wherever you get podcasts. •Music:"Ave Marimba"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0