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Self help and Mindfulness isn’t just for people experiencing life altering situations, although it can be. In this episode of The I Simply Am podcast I share why we fall into people pleasing and just how devastating it is to do so. I then share some practical ways you can put an end to people pleasing – starting right now!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

      • Learn why we tend to fall into the people pleasing trap
      • Find out just how deeply people pleasing affects us
      • Learn the difference between being nice and being a people pleaser
      • Take steps today to put an end to people pleasing

WHAT’S MORE!?

If you enjoy the podcasts and other messages I share then you’re really going to appreciate the 14 Day Self Love Project. For two weeks you will get a new “mini-assignment” shipped right to your inbox. Take 5 minutes a day for two weeks and find out what a difference the 14 Day Self Love Project can make in your life!

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May 252015
 

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Self help and Mindfulness isn’t just for people experiencing life altering situations, although it can be. In this episode of The I Simply Am podcast I share with you how damaging the blame game can be and what works in its place. These are powerful tools that you can use to make massive shifts in your life!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

      • Learn how blaming others and ourselves is really an act of shame
      • Find out just how damaging blame can be to our sense of self
      • Learn the difference between fault and blame
      • The weekly challenge 

WHAT’S MORE!?

Come meet me in person and watch my talk on Self Love and Shame this summer in Pennsylvania. Meet me this September at Soul Camp and if you sign up now you will get 20% off your tickets by entering the promo code: JoshSoul

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Apr 072015
 

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In this episode I share with you a conversation I had with my friend Mike Hrostoski. Mike is a Men’s Coach for high performing men and helps them get past obstacles that are in their way of taking their lives to the next level.

Mike and I sit down for a conversation about intimacy, community, connection, and his new program – www.TheSchoolForMen.com. Whether you’re a man or a woman this podcast is sure to provide you with some tools you can start using in your own life.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

      • Learn the power of intimacy and how it has nothing to do with sex
      • Find out how Mike connects with others to blast through his own blockers
      • Learn what steps you can take to start building the community you want and deserve

 

 

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Mar 302015
 

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In this episode I share with you a conversation I had with my friend Amy Ahlers. Amy and co-author, Christine Arylo, wrote “Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps To Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself”. The book has a great way of getting you in touch with your inner critic and helping you to “reform” her once and for all.

Listen in to this great conversation and find out how you can take a quiz to determine which of the 13 archetypes you fall into. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet Amy in person at her book launch party happening on April 11, 2015!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

  • Learn what an Inner Mean Girl is and how to identify her
  • Find out what shame and the inner critic have in common
  • Learn about ways we can repurpose that inner critic so we can start loving ourselves again

 

 

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Mar 222015
 

 

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In this episode I talk about a new scientific study done on Emodiversity and why this is critical to understanding how to find fulfillment in your life. Science is backing what we’ve been sharing on I Simply Am with this study and in this episode I’m going to show you 3 ways you can apply it to your life!

I also share with you the 14 Day Self Love Project. This is a super inexpensive way for you to get 14 custom emails including daily exercises for you to start loving the most important person in your life! You!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

  • What Emodiversity is and why it’s critical to your Happiness
  • Why only having Positive Thoughts and feelings are not the answer to your Happiness
  • 3 tools you can start using right away to bring more happiness into your life

 

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Mar 152015
 

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In this episode I talk about how we often find ourselves taking responsibility for other people’s feelings. I share 3 different reasons we tend to do this and then give you concrete ways to stop taking responsibility for other people’s feelings.

I also reveal a limited time offer for the 14 Day Self Love Project. This is super inexpensive way for you to get 14 custom emails including daily exercises so you can start loving the most important person in your life! You!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

  • How we take responsibility for other people’s feelings
  • Why we take responsibility for their feelings
  • How to stop taking responsibility for their feelings and start showing up for ourselves instead.

 

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Feb 122015
 

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In this episode I talk about the misperceptions of self-love and I also describe some of the main differences between self-love and selfishness. This is something a lot of us struggle with and you’ll find out exactly why they are on the opposite ends of the spectrum.

As importantly you’re going to learn 3 tips to loving yourself more during the Valentine’s weekend. We’ll discuss taking care of the most important person in your life – YOU! I’m also revealing a little “preview” into a new project I am releasing soon called The 14 Day Self-Love Project!

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

  • How to know the difference between self-love and selfishness
  • 3 tips to loving yourself this holiday weekend
  • Preview of The 14 Day Self Love Project

 

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Jan 172015
 

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In this episode I announce big news about the Living Mindful Masterclass! I also answer two listener questions that came in over Facebook and email.

Jewell wrote me on Facebook and asked how to deal with situations where you and someone else have different perspectives about the same topic. Then I heard from Lina in Germany who reached out to ask how to overcome the discouraging feelings associated with the ever powerful “rich” not being supportive of the “poor”.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE

  • How to become aware of our perspectives and where they come from.
  • What your “starting place” has to do with they way you see things now.
  • One step towards having good boundaries.
  • How to overcome the feeling of discouragement in situations where you have little control.
  • How to get inspired to start making the world changes you are destined for.
  • An interesting place people listen to this show. You might (or may not) be surprised!

The 6-week online Living Mindful Masterclass begins in just one week and enrollment ends on January 23, 2015. With only 4 seats left I highly encourage you to sign up right now.

 

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Dec 302014
 

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Wow! Can’t believe I’ve finally reached 40 episodes! There have been many weeks that have gone by without an episode since I started this back in September 2013 but I’ve kept on and I’m proud to say I made it to 40! I won’t let the irony pass over me that I also turned 40 years old myself this year.

Happy New Year everyone and thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me. I’m really looking forward to 2015 and I hope you are as well. Together, I think we have a lot to be excited about. Let me tell you a bit about this episode though…

I answer the following listener questions:

Susan Diehl from Laughing Fit with Susan Diehl asks…

“How about something addressing gradual positive change vs. these crazy resolutions everyone is about to make to do all kinds of drastic stuff. Then when it doesn’t happen, they feel defeated and sad.”

Rachael Green asks…

“I want to learn how to be more positive when I have an insight about whatever issue or insident pops up instead of being snarky and sarcastic. Even just learning how to just listen without feeling the need to have something to say for myself all of the time!!”

If you have a question that yo would like answered on the podcast or a topic you’d like to hear more about simply reach out to me on the Facebook page!

In this episode I also give you the one thing you can and should start practicing today to help get you ready for success in 2015. This is something you can start doing right away and while it’s not the sexiest most fun thing to to do, it’s a must for anyone looking for real change in their lives.

Finally, I leave a reminder about the January 2015 Living Mindful Masterclass starting up. There’s a waitlist currently for anyone interested in joining. Furthermore, those on the waitlist will have an opportunity to enroll (limited seating to 12 people) at a substantially discounted rate before the doors open to the public.

For much more information and to join the waitlist visit www.LivingMindfulMasterclass.com!

Thank you so much for all of your support in 2014 and I can’t wait to share 2015 with you!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Josh

Want to live the BEST version of YOU!? Take the FREE 5 Day Self Love Challenge and start living the life you want today!

Dec 172014
 

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This weeks podcast starts off with me sharing about a brand new online course I’m putting together. Why is this significant?

Well, I’ve never launched an online program like this before and I just know it has the potential to launch your life to the next level.

Why?

Because I combine what I’ve been teaching all along in the areas of Mindfulness, Self-Love, and Self-Awareness. More importantly, I break down those complex principles into bite-sized chunks that you can digest and practice every single day. The 6-week online course will guide you through each module where it will build on top of the next.

You’ll team up with 11 other people (Yes, I’m limiting this course to 12 people) and get individual support from me as well throughout the program. If you want big change in your life but find yourself stuck in the same patterns time and time again then this course is for you.

I’m opening up a waitlist (it’s already filling up) for those interested in finding out more. If you get on the waitlist (no commitment necessary) you’ll not only be one of the first to get a shot of securing a seat in our January class but you’ll get in at a steep discount off the launch price.

All you need to do is enter your name and email at www.LivingMindfulMasterclass.com.

This weeks topic is a powerful one and came to me as I was looking back on the first year of my life without my mom. She passed away in December 2013 and so much has transpired. This powerful lesson was realized as I appreciated what the past year in grief was truly like.

However, you need not have someone close to you pass to garner the benefits of this Life Tool. Listen in to today’s podcast and see how you can apply this tool to your life right now!

Before you tune in, have a quick look at my Facebook post which jumpstarted this entire episode…

One year ago today I was sitting with my mom, my dad, and my sister. I looked into my mom’s eyes as she took her final breath and I told her she could go home. A lot has transpired in this past year. Lots of tears and also lots of joy. There’s a lesson I learned this year and it’s the lesson of trading a “but” for an “and”. It goes something like this…

My mom is no longer living AND she’s alive in my heart.
Sometimes I can’t believe she’s gone AND I know she’s right with me.
I feel deep sadness AND I laugh really hard.
My mother isn’t able to share her stories with me AND I’m still learning from her.
Sometimes life sucks AND it’s always going to be okay.
I get to mourn my mom AND not let depression take over.
I can’t hear her voice AND she’s always talking to me.
My kids will miss out on her amazingness AND they have so many great memories of it.
She’s not in my life anymore AND she will always be a part of it.

So many And’s in my life now. So many ways to appreciate the wholeness of the entire experience. I know it will continue to unravel and unfold and I will bare witness to it all.

One day I will join her AND I have an amazing life to live until I do.

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