All posts by Mark Shapiro

157 Danna Pycher – Healing Through Expression & Unlearning

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As a hypnotherapist and speaker, Danna Pycher supports people worldwide in overcoming chronic illness, addiction, and trauma. In today’s episode, we discuss how hypnosis works, why the subconscious mind clings to trauma, and how you can start peeling away the layers of repression to rediscover your true self. Tune in to learn why Danna was skeptical when she first encountered hypnosis, and how it was since transformed her life.

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/157

156 Light Watkins – The Art of Living on PURPOSE

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Light Watkins is a meditation teacher, the founder of The Shine Movement, and a TEDx speaker. In this episode we discuss his new book, Bliss More: How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying. Light discusses the fundamentals of meditation, how it’s easier than you think it is, and the benefits of incorporating meditation into your daily life.

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/156

155 Cara Thomas – How To Gamify Your Life

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Have you bought coffee for a complete stranger this week? Asked the happiest couple you know for the meaning of love? Cara Thomas is all about risk taking and living life to the fullest — she’s all about Serenflipity. Tune in to learn how a deck of cards that Cara collected from her friends before she left on a solo adventure around the world changed her life, and how she’s built a business around sharing that experience.

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/155

154 Adam Roa – The Art of Channeling & Allowing

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In this episode we sit down with Adam Roa to discuss his new book Cosmic Philosophy: A Month in the Light. Adam is a spoken word poet, a filmmaker, a coach, and the host of the Deep Dive podcast. In today’s conversation, we discuss Adam’s process for writing Cosmic Philosophy, why he didn’t edit, and how he has learned to follow his intuition and allow life to flow.

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/154

153 Adam Growald – How To Communicate Who You Are

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Adam Growald is a consultant, writer, and speaker with expertise in transformational philanthropy, practical philosophy, and contemporary spirituality. Adam has a contagious curiosity about how the world works and uses philosophical thinking to address issues around business strategy, innovation, and interpersonal relationships. Listen in as we discuss how to communicate who you really are, give yourself the permission to be that true self, and create space for others to do the same.

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/153

152 Marianne Cantwell – Making Honesty The New Norm

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Marianne Cantwell is a business strategy mentor and the founder of Free Range Humans. Marianne’s work has been featured by The Guardian, Forbes, Business Week, CBS, and BBC. In today’s episode we discuss doing business without compromising who you are, how to market emotional truth, and the hidden power of not always fitting in. Listen in to learn why Marianne initially thought her viral TEDx talk was the worst business decision she ever made…

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/152

151 Ira Israel – How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult

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Ira Israel is a psychotherapist and the author of How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult. In today’s episode we discuss why we carry the beliefs and defense mechanisms that we form as kids into our adults lives — and most importantly — how to break out of these patterns to become our most authentic selves. Do you know how many text messages are the equivalent to one real hug? Tune in to find out!

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/151

150 Celebrating The End of a Marathon Year

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Happy New Year! Join me as I reflect on my top wins and lessons of 2017 and move into 2018 with new commitments. I talk about how radical acceptance, choosing powerfully, and having clear intentions have been game changing for me this year, and how you can apply these concepts in your own life. Thank you for all your love and support this year, it’s been such an honor to be on this journey with you and I look forward to BEING REAL with you in 2018!

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/150

149 Five Modern Men Talking About Self-Love & Fear

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In this untraditional episode of The One & Only, I bring together a group of five modern men for a free-flowing conversation. I’m joined by four of my favorite people — Taylor Conroy, Benjamin Rolnik, Ross Everett, and Stephan Cesarini— as we discuss self-love, authentic connection, when in human history has been the best time to be alive… or whether it’s right now. Join us for a deep dive into life’s most pressing questions.

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/149

148 Why Ricki Lake is a Total Badass

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“It’s gotta be real, it’s gotta be Ricki.” As a movie star, an Emmy Award winning talk show host, and an acclaimed documentarian, Ricki Lake has built a career out of being real. In this episode, Ricki lets us in on how she got her first starring role in John Waters’ Hairspray, why The Business of Being Born is her proudest accomplishment, and why she’s glad she isn’t still a talk show host. Listen in to learn why this year has been the hardest one yet for Ricki, and how she shifts momentum to keep following her passions and make a positive impact.

“The older I get, the cooler I get.” – Ricki Lake

Full show notes and links at AreYouBeingReal.com/148