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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
Announcement: Mind Love will be on a break until Feb 1Bite-Sized Ways to Transform Your Life with Linda Bonnar • 214Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places with Venus Castleberg • X68Cravings and Anxiety are Habit Loops with Dr. Jud Brewer • 213Becoming Your True Self with the Enneagram with Ian Cron • X67How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less with Doug Noll • 212Embracing Spirituality from a 9/11 Survivor with Kushal Choksi • X66
We will learn: How experiencing trauma and tragedy can make you more receptive to new spiritual paths.  How meditation helps stay resilient in the face of challenges.  How to allow for the possibility of a spiritual awakening, even if you’re a complete skeptic. Have you ever gone through something that changed your entire life? I think we all have actually, whether we know it or not. But sometimes something happens and in that moment we know that nothing will ever be the same.   We don’t remember most of our lives. We remember key moments that, for whatever reason, had an impact on us. And we tend to remember where we were for big events, such as the events of September 11, 2001. Today’s guest remembers right where he was also, because he was actually on the bottom floor of the first tower that collapsed. A moment like this can make or break us. Either the pain is too much, so we use whatever we can to escape, like addiction, isolation, depression or even suicide. Or the pain is too much, so we use it as a catalyst to make positive changes that lead to a life even better than where we started. It’s always a choice. Whether or not it feels like it, it’s always a choice. But I also know that when you’re in the darkness, it’s hard to find your way to the light. So today we’re talking to someone who found his way. Our guest is Kushal Choksi who narrowly escaped the attacks of 9/11 and used his experience to find meaning and design his life around the quest for peace.  Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/x66 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 10 2021
48 mins
Managing Indulgence, Addiction and Dopamine Dependence with Anna Lembke • 211
We will learn: Why we are all so prone to addiction.  How we are losing the ability to tolerate even minor discomfort.  How to fix our pleasure pain balance. Have you ever struggled with an addiction? Or even just the urge to over-indulge? You’ve probably heard that some people are just born with the gene that makes them more susceptible to becoming addicted to things.  Maybe you identify with that susceptibility, or maybe you think you’re immune to addiction. But the truth is really none of us are.  The survival mechanisms in our brains make it a risk for anyone.  Yes some people tend to fall deeper and harder into it, and this can be from a number of factors, including childhood trauma or other environmental factors...  but still... addiction doesn’t really discriminate. And now, our technology is exploiting the very reward centers in our brain that tend to lead to addiction. So we’re all just a little bit closer to it than we’d like to admit to ourselves. So in a world of indulgence and over-consumption, how do we avoid or get ourselves out of the cycle of destruction that comes with addiction? That’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, and author of “Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence”.  Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/211 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 7 2021
58 mins
The Inner Work for Inner Peace with The Yoga Couple • X65
We will learn: What the goal of the inner work is.  How your partner can help you reveal your soul’s work.  The themes of consciousness we must work through and ascend.  If you want to experience lasting positive change, you have to do the work.   But what the fluff is “the work”?   When I first started going down the road of spirituality, I was just focused on the destination. I felt like I needed to fix myself. I had no idea how long it was going to take, I just knew that I was not there yet.   The problem is, when we get so caught up in the person we want to be, or the goals we want to accomplish or how far we still have to go, it’s actually really easy to fall into a mindset of lack.   And guess what… That illusive “work” that everyone talks about, is done in the now. It’s how you’re choosing to be in this moment, not tomorrow or next week or next year. Now.   Welcome. You’re in the now.   So now that we’re here, what do we do? That’s what we’re talking about today.    Our guests are Mat & Ash, best known as The Yoga Couple. The influential couple is internationally recognized for their holistic healing work, authentic yoga teachings, and as the creators of The Inner Work method.   Links from the episode: Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/x65 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 3 2021
54 mins
Take Back Your Time with Christy Wright • 210Making 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 23 2021
54 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. 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 16 2021
1 hr 1 min
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. 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
We will learn:  Why autonomy is critical for kids and how to help them develop it.  A 4-step process for dealing with kids emotions in a productive way.  How to help kids develop motivation beyond reward-based activities.    November is parents month! Whether you have your own kids or not, this month will help you understand the children in your life as well as learn to deal with your own inner child better!  Communication can be difficult with children. When they’re young, they might not comprehend enough language to grasp what you mean. And even when they do have the words, they might not be emotionally ready for the message.  Children’s brains work differently, and those brains are not fully developed until they are in their 30s. So communicating with them means meeting them where they are. We can also help them to develop their logic centers by helping them engage that part of the brain.  So that’s what we’re talking about today. Our guest is Ned Johnson. He is the founder of PrepMatters and the coauthor of "The Self-Driven Child" and a new book "What Do You Say: How to Talk With Kids To Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home."  Links from the episode:  Show Notes: https://mindlove.com/207 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 9 2021
1 hr 5 mins
Mindfulness for Parents with Josephine Atluri • X61Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom with Kerry McDonald • 206
Nov 2 2021
56 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 26 2021
56 mins
How to Be Sad, Better with Helen Russell • X60
Oct 22 2021
7 mins

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