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Mind Love ♡ Modern Mindfulness

Melissa Monte | Mindset Mentor

Give your mind a little love today! Open your mind and expand your possibilities with an hour of mindset and self-love mentoring each week! We explore evidence-based research and raw personal stories to help you wake up to your power and lead a more intentional life. Think of it like your weekly action plan toward your highest self! Join host, Melissa Monte, for inspiring interviews into modern mindfulness techniques to level up your mind, body and soul. We explore topics like self-love, developing a positive mindset, finding your purpose, breaking negative thought cycles, reducing stress and anxiety, connecting to your intuition, finding alignment, working with energy, and more… No fluff. No BS. So let’s raise our collective conscious for the greater good… and create a badass legacy along the way. Hit subscribe for 5 karma points. Your future self will thank you. Let’s do this.
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How to Speak with Influence • X21
Making Memories and Holiday Traditions with Jessica Smartt • X64There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather with Linda McGurk • 209
We will learn: How to adopt and teach the scandinavian’s relationship with nature.  How to change your mindset around bad weather.  The little known benefits of unstructured nature play. My husband always says to me, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing.” To which my usual reply is, “That’s absolutely and utter bullshit, it’s frigid outside and it makes me want to die.”   Okay a little dramatic I know, but my spirit animal is cozy and I like hot tea and fuzzy slippers and warm baths and my husband seems to get off on cold hard steel and I just don’t get it, okay?   But I want an expansive mindset that enables me to go or live anywhere so I’m learning to appreciate all that nature has to offer.    My husband’s family is in Michigan, and if you know anything about that state, the running joke is “Don’t like the weather? Wait a minute.”   But when there is a beautiful day, they enjoy it.  The whole summer is spent outside. They spend time really curating their yards, which are forests, making it an even more beautiful and welcome place to be.  Maybe all the gloomy days make the sunny days even brighter.    So how do we pass on the gift of appreciating nature and all that it entails, regardless of its temperature?   That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Linda McGurk, journalist, blogger, and author of the parenting memoir “There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids” (from Friluftsliv to Hygge). Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/209 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4d ago
51 mins
How Children Learn • x63
We will learn: How to reverse engineer learning by looking at the whole.  How to help children deal with mistakes in a way that won’t make them shut down.  How to use fantasy to engage children. I am not a big fan of the public school system, even though I did well in school.  Because after all my hard work, I feel like school was one big broken promise.  And the sad part is, if a child fails a subject, they’re not just getting a bad grade in math, they’re risking their future because “they won’t get into a good college therefore they won’t get a good job.”  Or they’re risking their social circle because they might get held back a grade until they pass, or they’re risking parents’ disappointment, or humiliation from peers, or any of the other number of things adults scare them with. Aside from all that fear, I think the worst part is the real risk that they build a self belief that they’re stupid. But what if the problem isn’t the child? What if the problem is the school system? And what if homeschooling doesn’t have to look like we think it does? What might schooling look like if it were based on the actual science of how children learn? That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Patrick Farenga, who has more than 40 years’ experience of fieldwork, advocacy, and personal experience helping parents and children learn outside of school. He also worked closely with a founder of the modern homeschooling movement. Links from the episode: Show Notes:https://mindlove.com/x63 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 19 2021
47 mins
Break the Cycle of Reactive Parenting with Hunter Clarke Fields • 208
We will learn: How to identify the harmful patterns that may have been passed down through generations.  Why giving advice or offering solutions is not helpful and what to do instead.  How to yell less.  Everyone has childhood wounds and needs that weren’t met whether our parents even realized it or not.   If you have kids, you probably feel like you’ve already inflicted some damage by responding at times in ways that turned out to be less than helpful.   But the fact that you love your child enough to think “can I make small changes to do this parenting thing a little better,” tells me that you’re already doing an amazing job.   Yes there are tips about communicating with kids and motivating them and helping them learn, but what I’m learning is that the biggest impact you have is what you model for them.   One day they’re going to be responsible for taking care of themselves and showing them how you take care of yourself is probably the most effective way to do that.   When you take care of your needs first, you calm your own storm, so you can then tend to your child.   So today we’re going to figure out how to do all that we can to make sure we raise happy, healthy little humans.   Our guest is Hunter Clarke-Fields, mindful mama mentor and widely-followed author of “Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids.” Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/208 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16 2021
58 mins
Conscious Parenting with Dr. Shefali Tsabary • X62
We will learn: How our egos interfere with our parenting.   How to release our children from our need for approval.  How to create a life that mirrors our child’s “being”.  Regardless of what plants the seed for the transformation, it’s always a choice.   There are plenty of people who allow trauma to break them down and they never consciously rebuild themselves, which is a key part in transformation, in my opinion at least.   Just like we have a choice to begin to develop resilience in the face of adversity, we also have a choice when it comes to parenting.   For some people, parenting isn’t an opportunity for transformation at all. Without bringing some sort of intention to the experience, it can become an opportunity to further activate our own neuroticism.    We can see how parenting styles across cultures tend to create a personality that would best fit into that culture. It can affect confidence, work ethic, or how serious or outgoing a person is.   What I’m more interested in, is not how to raise a human that best fits into my society or that best conforms to my ideologies and expectations. I am interested in what this experience - creating life, giving selflessly, raising a sovereign being, and helping him to discover himself - will bring into the light.   So that’s what we’re exploring today... how to be a conscious parent. Our guest is Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times best-selling author, and specialist in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy.   Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/x62 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 12 2021
43 mins
How to Talk With Kids To Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and Happiness with Ned Johnson • 207
Nov 9 2021
1 hr
Mindfulness for Parents with Josephine Atluri • X61Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom with Kerry McDonald • 206
Nov 2 2021
53 mins
Sponge or Empath: Consciously Evolving Your Sensitivities with Signe Hovem • 205
We will learn:   What defines empathic reception.  Why do empathic people have to tend to what’s out of balance in their lives to gain authority over their sensory abilities.  How to honor the collective space and filter emotional debris.  Plus I’ll teach you a tool at the end of the show on how to perceive a person’s first energy field.  Empaths feel the emotions of other people. They are highly sensitive, physically and emotionally. And the level of empathy can vary from person to person, almost like a sliding scale.   People can become highly empathic in response to trauma, but they can also be born empathic. Either way, if they don’t learn to manage it, they aren’t yet an empath. They’re just a sponge.   Because potential empaths absorb other people’s emotions, many potential empaths are a little bit volatile. They can experience very high highs and very low lows for seemingly no reason.    To become an empath instead of just a sponge, sensitive people must learn how to discern which emotions belong to someone else and which emotions are their own.   Being an empath is basically like having a 6th sense. So beyond just learning to manage it or protect yourself, you can also learn to heighten your gifts in a way that serves you and other people.   And that’s what we’re talking about today. How to consciously evolve your empath sensitivities.    Our guest is Signe Myers Hovem, author and a spiritual counselor who teaches workshops and training in the art of being an empath. Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/205 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26 2021
50 mins
How to Be Sad, Better with Helen Russell • X60Give Yourself Permission to Feel with Ashley Bernardi • 204How Our Cells Communicate • X59How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World with Dorie ClarkDisconnect with Your Smart Phone to Reconnect with Your Life with Joe Hollier • X58Overcoming Resistance to Change and New Ideas with Loran NordgrenThe Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit with John Petrocelli • X57Outsmarting Uncertainty with Mark Valenziano
We will learn: How to direct your own inner movie to create new self beliefs.  Why relationships are a key to dealing with change.  How to build a new self-image by thinking of yourself as a brand.  If you are resisting the uncertainty, you’re not mastering it.   The funny thing is, for the most part, certainty is an illusion. If it wasn’t, then “shit happens” wouldn’t be one of the most famous semi-motivational phrases of all time.   No matter how much we plan for the future, something unexpected can always derail those plans.    So if uncertainty is always looming, then why is it still so hard?   Well, turns out, we’re actually hardwired to hate it. Studies show that uncertainty is even more stressful than knowing something bad is definitely going to happen.    The good news is we can learn to live with uncertainty. And this is probably one of the most valuable skills we can learn because life is full of uncertainty. And prolonged stress is really damaging to our health, both physically and mentally.   So that’s what we’re talking about today.    Our guest is Mark Valenziano, author and speaker who helps others develop resilience to deal with life’s hardest punches. Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/201 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28 2021
1 hr
How to Dictate Your Inner Experience with Craig Siegel • X56
We will learn: How to tap into different parts of yourself to find strength.  The power of taking massive, aligned action.  How to take control of your inner experience to influence your outer experience.    Do you ever think that maybe we’re over complicating things. Maybe creating a life that we love waking up for is simply the choice to take action and do it.   If it’s that simple, then why isn’t it easier?   The problem is, most of us have created habits of thought that aren’t serving us. And yes, I said habits of thought. Our thoughts are actually just habits.   But because they’re in our minds using our voice, we think that they are us.    We think that that little voice telling us we may fail, or it’s too scary, or we don’t have what it takes to make that big thing happen… we think that voice is our inner guidance, trying to save us from pain.   But guess what… that thought isn’t you at all. It’s loud and repetitive because you’ve let it go unchecked for so long.    So how do we start to dictate our inner experience so that we empower ourselves to build a life that we love?   That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Craig Siegel, Mindset Coach and the Host of the podcast, The CLS Experience. Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/x56 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 24 2021
6 mins
Claiming the Kingdom and Collective Ascension with Paul Selig • 200
We will learn: How we created a world and separation if we are all of God.  How to release the fear of what the collective chooses and stop damning your neighbor.  How to put trust in divine will with the knowledge that all true needs are met in perfect ways.  Do you ever have moments where you get a wave of panic because the world is burning, evil is winning and it seems like it’s getting worse by the day? Yeah me too. I’m human. You’re not alone. It’s difficult to not let little sprouts of doubt creep in. What if this is all there really is? What if evil really is winning? These are the times that I lean into my spirituality the most. It’s helpful to me to feel that there is a higher power that’s making sure humanity doesn’t accidentally implode. Today’s guest Paul Selig, gives voice to that higher power by channeling text in front of a live audience, which is then transcribed with zero editing. He has dictated 10 books so far.  His guides say we’ve already chosen to ascend. We are claiming the kingdom. What does that mean? What does it look like? Well apparently, the first steps look a little like the world is burning. But the next steps are up to us. The problem is, we can’t just visualize a new world, because the potential for what this earth can be is greater than anything we’ve ever known.  So how do we hold our frequency in a vibration that we’ve never seen or felt or accessed?  That’s what we’re talking about today. Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/200 Sign up for The Morning Mind Love for short daily notes from your highest self.  Get Mind Love Premium for exclusive ad-free episodes and monthly meditations.  Support Mind Love Sponsors   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21 2021
55 mins
Aging with Purpose • X55

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