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The Bright Side of Life (Mental Health, Self Care)

Welcome to The Bright Side of Life, a captivating podcast that shares inspiring stories of individuals who have triumphed over pain, struggles, and grief, rediscovering their path towards a brighter tomorrow.Join us as we dive deep into the lives of these remarkable individuals who have not only overcome their darkest moments but have also embraced their resilience and transformed their lives for the better.Through heartfelt conversations and powerful narratives, our guests open up about their personal journeys, sharing the challenges they faced and the lessons they learned along the way.Whether you're seeking motivation, guidance, or simply a reminder that light can emerge from the darkest places, The Bright Side of Life is here to illuminate your path.Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life today and join us on this extraordinary journey of hope, resilience, and finding the joy that exists even in the face of adversity.

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Breaking Free from Shame: Unlocking Your Full Potential
In this episode, I delve into the powerful and often debilitating emotion of shame and explore how it impacts our lives, relationships, and sense of self-worth. Join me as we uncover the roots of shame, its pervasive effects on our psychological and emotional well-being, and the transformative journey towards reclaiming our full potential. From understanding the difference between shame and guilt to exploring practical strategies for overcoming shame, I provide insights, tools, and exercises to empower you in your quest for self-acceptance and resilience. Whether you've grappled with feelings of unworthiness or simply want to cultivate a greater sense of authenticity and confidence, this episode offers guidance and inspiration for breaking free from shame and embracing your truest self. Join us as we embark on this journey towards healing, growth, and the realization of our limitless potential.If you are tired of being held back by your negative thoughts, grab my Belief Busting Script hereIf you are interested in my coaching services schedule your free discovery call here: https://calendly.com/brightsideoflife/discovery-callCheck out more episodes of The Bright Side of Life on the website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
63:59 4/9/24
Britt Frank and Understanding the Science of Stuck
Join us for an illuminating episode as we delve into the intricate science of being "stuck" with esteemed guest, Britt Frank. In this captivating conversation, we explore the complexities of inertia and how it manifests in our lives, hindering progress and stifling growth.Britt Frank, a leading authority in psychology and human behavior, shares her profound insights into the underlying mechanisms that keep us stagnant. Drawing from her expertise, we unravel the psychological, emotional, and even physical factors that contribute to inertia, shedding light on why breaking free from its grip can be such a daunting task.Britt Frank doesn't just diagnose the problem—she also offers invaluable strategies and techniques for overcoming inertia and forging a path forward. Through a blend of science-backed principles and practical wisdom, she empowers us to challenge our ingrained patterns, shift our mindset, and reclaim agency over our lives.Whether you're feeling stuck in your career, relationships, or personal development, this episode offers a roadmap for transformation. Tune in to discover how understanding the science of stuck can be the catalyst for profound change, propelling you toward a future filled with possibility and fulfillment.Connect with Britt Frank: https://www.scienceofstuck.com/Listen to other episodes: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
54:17 4/2/24
Understanding What Keeps You Stuck and How to Break Through
In this enlightening episode, we delve deep into the paradoxical world of staying stuck and uncover the hidden benefits that keep us immobilized. As counterintuitive as it may seem, there are reasons why we cling to our comfort zones, even when they no longer serve us. Join me, your trusted Self-Worth Coach, as we explore the psychological mechanisms at play and shed light on why breaking free can feel so daunting.Tune in as we navigate the path towards personal empowerment and discover the keys to moving forward, one courageous step at a time.If you're feeling stuck in any aspect of your life, whether it's relationships, career, or personal growth, I'm here to guide you through.Schedule your discovery call here: https://calendly.com/brightsideoflife/discovery-callListen to other episodes: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
31:12 3/26/24
Building a Secure Relationship: Insights from Attachment Theory with Julie Menanno
In this illuminating episode, join us as we delve into the intricate world of relationships with renowned attachment theory expert, Julie Menanno. Unraveling the complexities of human connection, we explore various attachment styles and unveil actionable steps towards fostering a more secure relationship.Discover the fundamental principles of attachment theory and gain invaluable insights into the different attachment styles that shape our interactions. From anxious to avoidant, we navigate through the spectrum, shedding light on how each style influences our approach to intimacy and connection.Julie Menanno provides expert guidance on overcoming barriers to secure attachment, offering practical strategies to cultivate healthier relationships. Whether you're seeking to enhance your current partnership or embark on a new romantic journey, this episode equips you with the tools to navigate the path towards a more fulfilling and secure bond.Tune in to unlock the secrets of building secure relationships and embark on a transformative journey towards deeper connection and intimacy. Julie Menanno MA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Relationship Coach. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She currently has a clinical therapy practice treating couples in Bozeman, Montana, as well as a relationship coaching practice with a staff of coaches who serve clients all over the globe. Julie is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and specializes in working with attachment issues within relationships.Connect with Julie Menanno: https://www.thesecurerelationship.com/Check out more episodes: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
51:02 3/19/24
The Power of Possibility: Akeem Shannon's Journey to Making Dreams a Reality
In this episode, we delve into the remarkable journey of Akeem Shannon, who defied the odds to transform his life from adversity to astounding success. Akeem's story is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and self-belief. Join us as we uncover the pivotal moments that shaped Akeem's path from being bullied and facing personal struggles to becoming an unstoppable force in the world of entrepreneurship.Connect with Akeem Shannon here: https://www.akeemshannon.com/Visit our website for more episodes. Support the show
72:48 3/5/24
The Power of Values: Cultivating Self-Worth
In this enlightening episode of The Bright Side of Life host Melissa explores the profound relationship between values and self-worth. Delving into the core principles that shape our beliefs and behaviors, Melissa uncovers why values are more than just guiding principles—they're the cornerstone of our sense of worthiness.Join us as we journey through the importance of authenticity, resilience, and connection in cultivating self-worth through values. Through insightful anecdotes and actionable advice, listeners will gain a deeper understanding of how aligning with their values can lead to greater confidence, purpose, and fulfillment in life.Tune in to discover how to identify your core values, live with intention, and foster meaningful connections that reinforce your sense of self-worth. Don't miss out on this empowering episode that will inspire you to honor your values and embrace your inherent worthiness as individuals.-------------------------------------------Ready to take the next step in prioritizing your self-worth and living a more fulfilling life? Schedule a free discovery call today to learn more about how my coaching can empower you to align with your values and unlock your true potential. Visit here to book your complimentary discovery call now.Visit our website for more episodes. Support the show
23:04 2/20/24
Unlocking Self-Love and Manifestation with Able Heart
Join us in this inspiring episode as we sit down with Miami-based singer, songwriter, and producer, Able Heart. Once a promising amateur US Olympic snowboarder, Able's life took an unexpected turn when an injury abruptly ended his athletic career. Lost and struggling with depression Able found solace and purpose through music.Discover how creating music became Able's therapy and healthy outlet for self-expression, leading him on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. From his viral hit single "Whisper," which garnered millions of plays on Spotify and TikTok, to his latest release "MONEY," tuned to the frequency of abundance, Able's music is infused with messages of self-love, empowerment, manifestation, and positive affirmations.Tune in to learn how Able's transformative journey can inspire and help others find their own path to self-fulfillment and success. Whether you're seeking motivation or simply looking for uplifting tunes, this episode is sure to leave you inspired and ready to manifest your dreams.Support the show
62:40 2/13/24
Unlocking Success: A Deep Dive into the Mind's Rulebook
Welcome to another empowering episode of  The Bright Side of Life. Today's episode, "Unlocking Success: A Deep Dive into the Mind's Rulebook." In this insightful session, we embark on a journey of self-discovery as we explore the intricate rules governing the mind and their profound impact on achieving success.Join Melissa Bright as she delves into the fascinating world of cognitive principles, unraveling the keys to unlocking your full potential. She'll uncover the secret strategies that successful individuals employ to navigate challenges, cultivate resilience, and maintain a positive mindset.This episode isn't just about theory; it's a practical guide filled with actionable tips to help you apply these mental rules in your everyday life. Discover how a deeper understanding of your own thought processes can lead to heightened sense of well-being.Whether you're striving for success in your career, relationships, or personal development, this episode is your guide to leveraging the mind's rulebook for unprecedented achievement. Tune in, absorb the wisdom, and embark on a transformative journey toward the success and joy you deserve. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock the full potential of your mind and chart a course towards a more fulfilling life.Explore more episodes on our website.*🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁**Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Schedule a free discovery call here -This is an opportunity for me to connect and learn more about your unique journey related to self-worth.Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment.Support the show
47:34 2/6/24
Active Recovery: Movement and Mental Health Strategies for Survivors
In this episode, we are joined by Angie Berrett who is a mental health expert, Intuitive Movement Coach, and Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor. Angie brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to the conversation surrounding coping strategies for individuals affected by sexual assault. Together, we delve into practical tips and tricks aimed at providing valuable insights to survivors, focusing on offering support and guidance during what can be an incredibly challenging time.Angie Berrett shares her expertise in empowering resilience through movement, emphasizing the importance of mental wellness after experiencing sexual assault. We explore strategies for coping with the emotional aftermath, fostering empowerment, and seeking professional help when needed. The discussion extends to the role of community support, the significance of self-care practices, and considerations for long-term healing.Tune in to gain valuable insights that aim to not only shed light on the sensitive nature of this topic but also provide tangible tools for survivors and those around them. Together, we navigate the path towards healing, offering a message of hope and empowerment for those on their journey to reclaiming mental well-being. Connect with Angie: https://angieberrettmovement.com/Explore more episodes on our websiteSupport the show
38:45 1/30/24
Unleashing Your Potential by Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
In today's episode, we delve into the powerful topic of limiting beliefs and how they can hold us back from reaching our full potential. Join us as we explore what limiting beliefs are, how they affect us, and most importantly, how to break free from their constraints.Remember to download the Belief Busting Script I use with all my clients here. Connect with us on social media: Instagram TikTokShare your thoughts, and stay tuned for more empowering content!Visit our website here: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
41:07 1/23/24
My Father's List: A Daughter's Journey Through Grief, Healing, and Self-Discovery by Fulfilling Her Father's Bucket List"
In this powerful episode, I sit down with Laura Carney, the author of "My Father's List," as she candidly shares her transformative journey through grief, healing, and self-discovery. Unveiling the emotional rollercoaster of discovering her father's bucket list after his passing, Laura takes us on a poignant exploration of the challenges and revelations she encountered along the way.We delve into the intricacies of completing her father's list, exploring how each fulfilled wish became a stepping stone in her healing process. From navigating unexpected challenges to uncovering profound insights about her father and herself, Laura's story unfolds as a testament to the complex nature of grief and the potential for profound personal growth.The conversation explores the impact of fulfilling her father's wishes on Laura's perspective on life and purpose. We learn how this extraordinary journey became a catalyst for understanding, acceptance, and ultimately, liberation. Laura shares lessons and advice for those grappling with grief, offering a beacon of hope and wisdom for listeners navigating their own paths of loss.Tune in for an emotionally charged episode that transcends the boundaries of grief, inviting listeners to reflect on their own journeys of healing and self-discovery. Join us as we unravel the layers of Laura Carney's story in "My Father's List: A Daughter's Journey Through Grief, Healing, and Self-Discovery by Fulfilling Her Father's Bucket List," a profound exploration of love, loss, and the transformative power of fulfilling a loved one's last wishes.Connect with Laura: https://bylauracarney.comVisit The Bright Side of Life Podcast Website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
82:59 1/16/24
A Deep Dive into Healing Masculine and Feminine Relationships with David Lea.
David Lea, a distinguished expert in interpersonal dynamics joins me for a transformative exploration into the delicate art of healing masculine and feminine relationships.Episode Highlights:The Dance of Energies: David Lea sheds light on the intricate interplay between masculine and feminine energies, offering profound insights into the dynamics that shape our connections.Practical Strategies for Healing: Delve into practical approaches for healing and growth within relationships, with tangible advice that extends beyond romantic partnerships to encompass familial bonds and friendships.Wisdom Beyond Gender: Explore a holistic perspective that transcends conventional gender norms, emphasizing universal principles that contribute to fostering deeper connections and balance in all aspects of life.Empowering Anecdotes: David shares meaningful anecdotes that illustrate the transformative power of understanding, compassion, and intentional growth in relationships.Key Takeaways:Gain valuable insights into the foundations of lasting connections.Discover actionable strategies for nurturing and healing relationships.Embrace a holistic approach that goes beyond traditional gender roles.Join us in this enriching conversation that invites you to explore the limitless possibilities of love, understanding, and healing within your own relationships. Subscribe now to The Bright Side of Life Podcast and become a part of our community dedicated to personal development, meaningful connections, and the pursuit of harmony in every aspect of life.Connect with David: https://www.daring-deeply.com/Support the show
50:32 11/28/23
The Hidden Messages of Your Dreams with Jesse Lyon: A Journey into Dream Interpretation
Jesse Lyon MS, CCHt, QS, LMHC helps you unlock the secrets of your subconscious. He is a renowned dream interpreter and clinical hypnotherapist with an extensive background in trauma, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and the neurodivergent community. You may have seen him online @LyonMentalHealth; he's a viral social media influencer with 2.5M followers on Tiktok, captivating hearts worldwide-------------------------------------------------------- Help Take The Bright Side of Life to the Next Level!  Support the show! Creating and producing The Bright Side Life has been a labor of love for me, and I've been truly humbled by all your support.  I have always believed in delivering high-quality content that adds value to your life.As you know, I've been running this show independently since I created the podcast three years ago, wearing multiple hats, from host to editor to marketer. I've loved every moment, but I'm reaching a point where I want to take the podcast to the next level.Why I Need Your Support:I'm excited to share that I'm looking to bring in some outside help to ease my workload and improve the overall quality of The Bright Side of Life. Hiring a dedicated team member will allow me to:Produce more frequent and consistent episodes.Enhance the production quality and audio experience.Explore a wider range of topics, guests, and formats.Your support can make all of this possible. By contributing, you become an integral part of the journey and help me continue delivering the best content to your ears.What You Get in Return:As a token of my appreciation, I've lined up some fantastic perks for my supporters:Bright Supporter ($10 one-time donation):A heartfelt shoutout on an episode to express my gratitude.Brighter Supporter ($25 one-time donation):A special shoutout on an episode.The opportunity to sit in on a podcast episode with one of the featured guests.Brightest Supporter ($50 one-time donation):A personalized shoutout on an episode.Exclusive podcast merchandise featuring the BSOL branding.The opportunity to join me on a podcast episode as a guest alongside one of our featured guests.Sunbeam Supporter ($100 one-time donation):A shoutout on an episode to recognize your incredible support.Exclusive podcast merchandise to proudly show your support.The opportunity to join me as a guest on an episode with one of my featured guests.A complimentary 1:1 coaching session with me to boost your self-worth, enhance your confidence, and achieve your personal growth goals.How to Support  The Bright Side of Life:It's easy to become a supporter of the podcast and make a real impact on the show. Simply click here, choose your desired support level, and follow the instructions. Every contribution, big or small, gets me closer to the goal of hiring another team member.Thank You for Being an Essential Part of the Community:I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to every listener, whether you choose to donate or not. Your time and attention means a lot to me, and I'm committed to delivering content that enriches your life.With your help, I can continue to grow, innovate, and create even better content. Thank you for being an integral part of my podcasting journey!Support the show
71:29 11/3/23
Nick Hutchison and the power of reading. Transform your life with books.
Nick Hutchison is the visionary force behind BookThinkers, a thriving 7-figure marketing agency bridging authors and readers. In just over 7 years, he has cultivated a platform reaching over 1,000,000 people monthly and hosts the top 2% global podcast, "BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books," featuring interviews with renowned authors like Grant Cardone and Lewis Howes. Nick's platform and services have empowered countless authors to reach millions of readers, driving substantial revenue growth. His services encompass video production, podcast booking, and social media brand building. With a mission to inspire readers to take action, Nick authored "Rise of the Reader," delving into mastering reading habits and applying newfound knowledge to unlock potential.Buy the book on Amazon: https://a.co/d/c9dE0lnLearn more about Nick: www.nickhutch.comLearn more about BookThinkers: www.bookthinkers.comPersonalized Book recommendation: DM Nick at www.instagram.com/bookthinkersWatch this TikTok video and let me know what happens to you! Are you tired of battling self-doubt and low self-esteem? Do you often find yourself trapped in a cycle of negative self-talk and self-sabotaging behaviors? It's time to break free and unlock your full potential.I'm here to help you on your journey to rediscovering your self-worth and building a healthier, more confident you. Through personalized coaching and support, we can work together to conquer the challenges that have been holding you back.Schedule your Discovery Call here: https://calendly.com/brightsideoflife/discovery-callSupport the show
49:17 10/24/23
Elevate Your Life to the Next Level with James Brackin
In this episode my guest, James Brackin and I dive deep into the trifecta of hurdles that can hinder your progress and personal growth: procrastination, self-doubt, and perfectionism.Procrastination, often a silent thief of time, robs us of precious moments that could be invested in our passions and pursuits. Self-doubt, that nagging inner critic, can leave us feeling paralyzed, questioning our abilities, and sabotaging our potential. Perfectionism, while striving for excellence, can become an all-consuming quest for flawlessness that hinders progress and innovation.Join us as we unravel the roots of these common challenges and provide you with practical tools and strategies to conquer them. James will share his insights and real-life stories of overcoming these barriers to success.This episode is your guide to breaking free from the shackles of procrastination, silencing the inner voice of self-doubt, and embracing imperfection as a path to growth. Don't miss this empowering conversation, as we explore how to take action, build self-confidence, and find the balance between striving for excellence and embracing imperfection in your journey towards a more fulfilling life. It's time to unlock your true potential and embark on a path of self-discovery and personal growth.Connect with James Brakin: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-you-can-too-podcast/id1593897435Podcast website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
70:08 10/17/23
Psychedelics for Everyone with Matt Zemon
Matt Zemon, MSc, is a dedicated explorer of the inner world, and a passionate advocate for the thoughtful and responsible use of psychedelics. With a Master of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health with honors from King’s College London, Matt has studied the effects of psychedelics on the mind and the potential for these experiences to serve as a catalyst for positive transformations.His work in this field is motivated by a profound desire to help people navigate the sometimes challenging terrain of the psychedelic experience, and emerge from it with a deeper sense of purpose, connection, and understanding. To reclaim their true self.Matt is the author of the Amazon Best-Seller, Psychedelics for Everyone: A Beginner’s Guide to these Powerful Medicines for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Expanding Consciousness. As an entrepreneur in the wellbeing sector, Matt has co-founded various companies, including HAPPŸŸ, a mental wellness company specializing in psychedelic-assisted ketamine therapy, Psychable, an online community connecting people who would like to explore the healing power of psychedelics with a network of practitioners and psychedelic-based treatments, and Take2Minutes, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals improve their mental health and wellbeing.In this episode we discuss: -Reclaiming your true self -Psychedelics as a catalyst for positivechange-Microdosing-Psychedelic medical treatments vsceremonies-The role of psychedelics and humangrowth/optimization.-Matt's personal journey with psychedelics- and more! Connect with Matt: http://www.mattzemon.com/Visit our website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
63:59 10/10/23
Dr. Bradley Nelson Reveals The Body Code and Emotion Code System for a Healthier You
In this enlightening episode, I dive deep into the world of holistic health and emotional well-being with renowned expert Dr. Bradley Nelson. Join us as Dr. Nelson shares his profound insights into the revolutionary healing modalities of The Emotion Code and The Body Code system.Discover how these powerful techniques can help you unlock your body's natural healing potential and address long-standing emotional and physical imbalances. Dr. Nelson's decades of experience in energy medicine have led to remarkable transformations in countless lives, and now he's here to empower you with the knowledge and tools to transform yours.Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how trapped emotions can impact your health and learn practical strategies to release them. Whether you're looking to optimize your well-being, overcome chronic health challenges, or simply want to live a more vibrant life, this episode is your gateway to a world of holistic healing and emotional liberation.Connect with Dr. Bradley Nelson: https://discoverhealing.com/Visit the website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
55:07 9/26/23
The Four Pillars of Joy with Barbara Heffernan
In this transformative episode, we delve deep into the art of not just surviving but thriving in life. My esteemed guest, Barbara Heffernan,  is an international life coach, course creator, entrepreneur, and founder of Awaken Joy.Join us as explore the 4 Pillars of Joy and unveil the secrets to transitioning from mere survival to a life filled with fulfillment, purpose, and joy.Barbara Heffernan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conversation, having dedicated her career to understanding the profound impact of these four fundamental qualities on our well-being.Barbara Heffernan is an international life coach, course creator, entrepreneur, and founder of Awaken Joy. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of personal growth and transformation and has helped thousands of people to overcome their challenges and live more joyful and fulfilling livesFor over twenty years, Barbara worked as a psychotherapist and EMDR consultant, specializing  in trauma recovery, anxiety, and relationship issues. She has a deep understanding of the human psyche and uses a holistic and an integrative approach to therapy that combines traditional psychotherapy techniques with mindfulness, meditation, and other spiritual practices. Connect with Barbara: https://www.awakenjoy.life/--------------------------------------------------------------------🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Fill out the Discovery Call Intake Form and I will be in touch asap to schedule a free discovery call.Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment.Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your true potential!Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life and share this episode with your loved ones and friends!Support the showSupport the show
56:27 9/12/23
Embracing Surrender: A Path to Inner Peace, Spiritual Fulfillment, and Joy
In this enlightening episode, join us on a journey towards inner peace and spiritual fulfillment as we dive into the profound concept of surrender. Our esteemed guest, J Malik, a seasoned spiritual and relationship coach, will expertly guide us through the transformative power of surrendering – letting go of control, releasing resistance, and embracing the flow of life. Uncover how surrendering can lead to a profound sense of well-being, both in our personal relationships and our spiritual growth. Whether you're seeking to deepen your understanding of self-discovery, improve your relationships, or simply feel more in tune with the universe, this episode offers invaluable insights and practical tips to help you embark on a path of surrender and ultimate joy.Connect with Jakal: http://www.jmalikteachings.com/🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Fill out the Discovery Call Intake Form and I will be in touch asap to schedule a free discovery call.Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment.Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your true potential!Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life and share this episode with your loved ones and friends!Support the show
80:09 8/30/23
Gabe Howard's Inspiring Journey Living with Bipolar Disorder
In this enlightening episode of The Bright Side of Life, we delve into bipolar disorder with our special guest, Gabe Howard. Gabe is a passionate mental health advocate and a living testament to resilience in the face of mental health challenges. Gabe Howard, a prominent voice in the mental health community, provides listeners with a raw and authentic look into his personal journey living with bipolar disorder. Gabe is also the host of the popular Inside Mental Health and Inside Bipolar podcasts (from Healthline Media) . He is the only person living with serious and persistent mental illness to host a top award-winning podcast for a major media company.Through his compelling storytelling, he sheds light on the nuances of bipolar disorder, breaking down misconceptions and offering insights into what it truly means to navigate life with this condition. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the emotional highs and lows that come with bipolar disorder. Gabe's candid sharing educates and fosters a sense of connection, reminding us that we are not alone in our struggles.Throughout the episode, we discuss various aspects of bipolar disorder, from its impact on daily life and relationships to the importance of self-care and seeking support. Gabe's humor and candidness create a comfortable space for listeners to learn and empathize.Connect with Gabe: https://www.gabehoward.com/🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Fill out the Discovery Call Intake Form and I will be in touch asap to schedule a free discovery call.Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment.Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your true potential!Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life and share this episode with your loved ones and friends!Support the show
80:19 8/22/23
Heartfelt Insights: Meditation Explorations with Joshua Pollock
Join us in this enlightening episode as we delve into the world of Heartfulness Meditation with a student and practitioner, Joshua Pollock. Joshua's journey into the realm of meditation began as a curious student, and over time, he not only mastered the art but also embraced the role of a dedicated teacher, guiding others on their paths to inner peace and self-discovery.In this episode, Joshua shares his personal voyage from being a meditation enthusiast to becoming a student and teacher of Heartfulness Meditation. We'll explore the philosophy and origins of Heartfulness, a unique practice that places a special emphasis on the heart's role in meditation.Discover the transformative power of Heartfulness as Joshua recounts his own experiences and the impact it has had on his life. We'll uncover the intricacies of the practice, including the four stages of relaxation, cleaning, meditation, and connection, each playing a vital role in nurturing a balanced and harmonious life.Throughout the conversation, Joshua sheds light on misconceptions about meditation and offers practical insights into seamlessly integrating Heartfulness into our daily routines. From managing stress to enhancing relationships and fostering mindfulness, this episode covers the diverse benefits that meditation can bring to our lives.Learn more about Heartfulness Meditation: https://heartfulness.org/en/Are you ready to rewrite your self-worth story and step into a life of confidence, self-compassion, and empowerment? The wait is over – the transformative "Discover Your Inner Worth" group coaching program is here to guide you on this incredible journey!Program Highlights:🔑 Start Date: Wednesday, August 23rd⏰ Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)📍 Location: Virtual Sessions via ZoomWhat Awaits You:✨ 8 Interactive Sessions to Ignite Your Self-Worth✨ Personalized Action Planning for Lasting Transformation✨ Peer Learning and Support from a Vibrant Community✨ Practical Tools for Boosting Confidence and Self-CompassionEarly Bird Special: Reserve your spot before [8/16/23] & invest in your growth for only $97! (Regular Price: $197)REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/3OMBn9HVisit our website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
87:35 8/15/23
Finding Hope After Loss: A Father's Journey from Grief to Healing and Helping Others
In this deeply moving episode, we sit down with a remarkable father, Tom Bender, who has not only navigated the heart-wrenching path of losing his son to the devastating effects of fentanyl but has also managed to transform his own life in order to extend a helping hand to others enduring grief as well. Join us as we delve into his inspiring journey of grief, resilience, and newfound purpose.Through candid conversations and poignant anecdotes, we explore the emotional rollercoaster of his experience and the unexpected turns that led him to embark on a career dedicated to supporting those who are grappling with loss. From the depths of sorrow emerged a beacon of hope, as he channels his grief into a powerful force for change.Connect with Tom here: https://www.instagram.com/heroesingrief/https://www.facebook.com/HeroesInGriefhttps://www.youtube.com/@HeroesInGrief**🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁**Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Fill out the Discovery Call Intake Form and I will be in touch asap to schedule a free discovery call.Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment.Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your true potential!Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life and share this episode with your loved ones and friends! Support the show
77:49 8/8/23
From Separation to Resilience: Unraveling Trauma, Finding Purpose, and Inspiring Change
In this episode my guest, Barbara Lane and I delve into her riveting life story who was born as the ninth of eleven sisters, only to be separated due to a broken family and placed into foster care. For forty-three years, she lived apart from her siblings until Barbara goes on her remarkable quest to reconnect with her long-lost sisters and unravel the intriguing mystery of her family of origin.The episode explores how working through trauma can shed light on one's passion and purpose in life. Barbara shares her inspiring journey of healing, resilience, and self-discovery, revealing how her experiences shaped her passions and led her to find her purpose.We also delve into the significance of bonding and attachment in building human resilience and fostering mental, spiritual, and physical health. Barbara's story highlights the transformative power of strong connections and how they contribute to one's ability to overcome adversity.Throughout the episode, we discuss the impact of faith and hope in the face of grim circumstances. Barbara's unwavering faith played a vital role in her journey of healing and reunion with her siblings, showing the strength that can be found in maintaining faith during challenging times.We further explore the cycle of generational abuse and how trauma can perpetuate across generations. We shed light on the challenges faced by individuals aging out of the foster care system and the need for support from communities to improve the foster care system.You will gain actionable steps to take in their communities to support foster care and create positive change. Moreover, we touch upon the significance of understanding resilience and how it can be unlocked to create a transformative impact on individuals' lives.The episode also delves into the power of premonitions and the importance of listening to them. Barbara shares her own experiences with premonitions, showcasing how paying attention to these inner messages can lead to profound insights and decisions.Connect with Barbara: https://barbaralane.info/**🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁**Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Fill out the Discovery Call Intake Form and I will be in touch asap to schedule a free discovery call.Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment.Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your true potential! Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life and share this episode with your loved ones and friends! Support the show
73:42 8/1/23
Embrace Your Inner Brilliance - A Self-Worth Roadmap
In this empowering episode, we  are diving deep into the transformative journey of self-discovery with my "Self-Worth Roadmap: Embrace Your Inner Brilliance." Join us as we explore how to break free from self-doubt, conquer your inner critic, and embrace your true worth.Unlock the incredible person you are with our exclusive guide designed to empower you on this transformative journey. From understanding the true meaning of self-worth to cultivating self-compassion and silencing that nagging inner critic, each step on this roadmap is crafted to help you discover the unshakable confidence within.🌈 Discover Your True Worth: 🌈In this episode, I guide you through powerful techniques to identify and overcome the self-limiting beliefs that have held you back. Cultivate self-compassion, nurture a supportive inner dialogue, and embrace your authentic self, celebrating your unique strengths and values.🌟 Embrace Unwavering Self-Belief: 🌟Build resilience to navigate life's challenges with grace and embrace change as an opportunity for growth. Design a compelling vision for your life and set meaningful goals that align with your newfound sense of self-worth.**🎁 Limited Time Offer: Book Your Discounted Coaching Session! 🎁**Ready to take your self-worth journey to the next level? As a bonus for my valued listeners, I'm offering discounted coaching sessions for a limited time. As a self worth coach, I will provide personalized guidance and support on your path to empowerment.Fill out the Discovery Call Intake Form and I will be in touch asap to schedule a free discovery call. Empower yourself to create a life filled with confidence, purpose, and fulfillment. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your true potential! Subscribe to The Bright Side of Life and share this episode with your loved ones to spread the message of self-worth far and wide.Support the show
48:12 7/25/23
Mastering Financial Bliss: A Deep Dive into Ken Honda's Happy Money Philosophy
I am thrilled to have Ken Honda, renowned author and expert on the "Happy Money" concept, join me to share his profound insights. Discover how Ken's philosophy can transform your relationship with money, bringing you true financial joy and abundance.In this enlightening conversation, Ken explains the essence of Happy Money and how it differs from conventional views of wealth. Learn practical strategies to cultivate a positive and joyful connection with money, making it a tool for personal growth and making a positive impact.Discover the power of gratitude in financial transactions and the art of joyful giving and receiving. Ken shares actionable tips to help you shift from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset, opening up new possibilities for financial success.Listen as Ken reveals inspiring stories of individuals who have experienced life-changing transformations by embracing the principles of Happy Money. Find inspiration and motivation to reshape your own financial reality.This episode is a must-listen if you're ready to unlock the secrets to financial happiness and create a life of abundance. Join us as we delve into Ken Honda's Happy Money philosophy and embark on a journey toward a brighter financial future.---------------------------------------------------------Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing seven million copies since 2001. Now, he is sharing his work with English-speaking readers in the United States and beyond. His latest book is called “Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money” Connect with Ken: https://kenhonda.com/Visit our website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/I appreciate your support in helping me continue to produce valuable content. If you enjoy the podcast and find it beneficial in your personal growth journey, I kindly ask you to consider supporting the show through a donation. Your generosity will enable me to keep bringing you inspiring episodes and empowering discussions with expert guests like Ken Honda. To make a contribution and support the mission, please visit here. I am grateful for your support, and together, we can positively impact the lives of many. Thank you!Support the show
52:50 7/18/23
Embracing Authenticity: Overcoming People Pleasing and Perfectionism with Life Coach Amy Green Smith
In this insightful episode of "Embracing Authenticity," join us as we explore the powerful topics of people-pleasing and perfectionism. My esteemed guest, life coach Amy Green Smith, shares her expertise and practical strategies for breaking free from these self-limiting behaviors and embracing your true self.Discover the roots of people pleasing and perfectionism, and how they can hinder personal growth and happiness. Amy guides us through demystifying perfectionism, helping us differentiate between healthy striving and detrimental perfectionistic tendencies. Learn how to cultivate self-awareness, set healthy boundaries, and foster self-compassion.Join us on a journey of self-discovery as we navigate the path to authenticity. Amy provides actionable tips to overcome the cycle of people-pleasing and perfectionism, empowering you to let go of unrealistic expectations and embrace self-acceptance. Unlock the transformative power of authenticity and cultivate a life aligned with your true desires.Whether you struggle with putting others' needs before your own or find yourself constantly seeking approval, this episode offers valuable insights and guidance. Embrace imperfections, practice self-care, and embrace vulnerability as you journey toward personal fulfillment and self-worth.Connect with Amy: http://amygreensmith.comVisit our website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/I appreciate your support in helping me continue to produce valuable content. If you enjoy the podcast and find it beneficial in your personal growth journey, I kindly ask you to consider supporting the show through a donation. Your generosity will enable me to keep bringing you inspiring episodes and empowering discussions with expert guests like Amy Green Smith. To make a contribution and support the mission, please visit here. I am grateful for your support, and together, we can positively impact the lives of many. Thank you!Support the show
73:15 7/11/23
Unlocking Your Potential: Understanding and Embracing Your Highest Self
In this episode, we dive deep into the concept of living from higher laws and embracing radical self-responsibility for true freedom with guest Lee Davy. Join us as we explore how understanding and embracing our highest selves can lead to a life of fulfillment and purpose, beyond all illusions.In the first segment, we focus on the power of knowing thyself. Next, we delve into the incredible importance of breath and its profound impact on our well-being. We shed light on the benefits of deep, intentional breath work and its impact on our neurophysiology. Tune in as we uncover the secrets to harnessing the power of breath to enhance relaxation, reduce stress, and cultivate a heightened sense of presence.Lee Davy is an inspirational author, creator,speaker, retreat host, breathwork specialistand leader in global health. The co-founder of Connected Community, co-steward ofthe Unified Alliance, co-owner of Imiloa Institute, founder of 5D Breathwork, andco-creator of the Breathwork Atrium has worked with clients one on one and withgroups all over the world for more than 20 years.Lee shares his voice, story, journey, passion and compassion to support others in theirjourneys - should they ask for assistance - to fully understand and embrace their highestselves - beyond all illusion.Connect with Lee: http://www.lee-davy.com/Visit our website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
76:16 7/4/23
Transformed by MMA: A Former UFC Fighter's Inspiring Journey of Personal Growth and Empowering Youth
In this episode I have the privilege of diving deep into the life of a former UFC fighter, Mike Rodriguez who has an incredible story to share. Join us as he reveals how the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has played a pivotal role in shaping him into the remarkable individual he is today.Prepare to be inspired as we explore his transformative journey, from the intense physical training to the mental fortitude required to excel in the world of professional fighting. Discover how MMA has not only honed his combat skills but also instilled in him a powerful sense of discipline, resilience, and personal growth.But that's not all – Mike doesn't stop at his personal achievements. He has extended his passion for MMA to positively impact the lives of countless youth. Learn about the meaningful ways he's leveraging his experience to empower the younger generation, imparting valuable life lessons, self-confidence, and fostering an environment of growth and development.Whether you're a fan of MMA, seeking personal inspiration, or interested in making a difference in the lives of young people, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Join us as we uncover the profound impact MMA has had on this former UFC fighter's life, and how he's paying it forward by helping youth navigate their own unique journeys. Connect with Mike : http://micksplace.blogLevel Ground MMA: https://bit.ly/3NulYZSVisit our website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
48:43 6/27/23
Survivor of Long COVID Launches Inspiring Charity to Support Fellow Sufferers.
In this episode, we have the privilege of hearing the incredible story of Tim Husereau, a remarkable individual who is not only triumphing over the challenges of Long COVID but has also turned his experience into a catalyst for positive change. Join us as we delve into his inspiring journey of survival, resilience, and the creation of a charity that extends a helping hand to others facing similar battles.Show Highlights:Battling Long COVID: Tim's personal account of enduring and overcoming the long-lasting effects of COVID-19.The Turning Point: Discover the pivotal moment when Tim decided to channel his experience into something greater and meaningful.Unveiling the Charity: Explore the inception and mission of the charitable organization founded by Tim, providing invaluable support to those affected by Long COVID.Impactful Initiatives: Learn about the various initiatives and programs spearheaded by the charity, aimed at empowering and improving the lives of Long COVID sufferers.Community Stories: Heartwarming testimonials from individuals whose lives have been positively impacted by the charity's work.Expert Insights: Medical professionals and experts shedding light on the challenges of Long COVID and the importance of charitable initiatives like Tim's.Takeaways:Gain a deeper understanding of the long-term effects of COVID-19 and how they can impact individuals.Discover the transformative power of resilience and the potential to turn personal struggles into acts of kindness.Learn about the importance of support networks and community-driven initiatives in aiding the recovery of Long COVID survivors.Find inspiration and actionable ideas on how you can make a difference in the lives of others facing similar challenges.Join us as we delve into this inspiring conversation with Tim', a beacon of hope for all those affected by Long COVID. His remarkable journey serves as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, compassion, resilience, and determination can pave the way for a brighter future.For more information on Tim's charity Fish Out of Water and how you can get involved, visit https://fowus.org/.The Bright Side of Life Podcast is available on all podcast platforms. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!Support the show
88:41 6/20/23
From Grief to Purpose: A Woman's Journey of Healing and Legacy. Kera Sanchez's Story.
Welcome to The Bright Side Life where we share inspiring stories of personal transformation and resilience. In today's episode, we have a special guest, Kera Sanchez, who turned her grief into purpose after experiencing the unexpected loss of her mother. Kera has since created a guided journal that serves as a heartfelt gift for loved ones.In this conversation, Kera opens up about her journey of healing and how she found the strength to channel her grief into something meaningful. She shares the challenges she faced, the lessons she learned, and the moments of clarity that inspired her to create the guided journal.Through Kera's story, we explore the profound impact of loss and the importance of finding purpose amidst pain. We delve into the transformative power of journaling and how it can be a powerful tool for self-reflection, healing, and leaving a lasting legacy.Join us as we uncover Kera's personal experiences and the inspiration behind her guided journal. We discuss the journal's unique prompts, exercises, and meaningful messages that help individuals create a heartfelt gift for their loved ones.Whether you've experienced loss yourself or want to gain insight into the healing process, this episode offers valuable lessons and a message of hope. Kera's story is a testament to the human spirit and the resilience that can emerge even in the darkest of times.Grab Legacy Letters here: https://www.legacylettersjournal.com/The Bright Side of Life Podcast website: https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show
70:54 6/13/23

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