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Identity & Self-Acceptance

Finding Your Purpose In Difficult Times

We are so excited to share a new episode with one of our very own DEN Teachers, Carolyn Coleridge! Carolyn is a trained psychotherapist, energy healer, practicing intuitive, author of three books, has a psychic and counseling practice and works at Kaiser and UCLA. She shares with us her thoughts on the current state of the world from COVID-19, to George Floyd’s death, to the Black Lives Matter movement and how a lot of the issues we are facing are due to the fact we as a society have normalized things that aren’t right.

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I Lost Everything in One Day

We are very excited to welcome Ria Ray to this week’s episode of DenTalks! Ria Ray is an artist, spiritual healer, and clairvoyant. She discovered her gift and passion after a tragic accident took her family in 1997 and she was forced to look within to find healing and greater purpose in her life.

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Leading with Love

This is a repost of our previous episode with Hawk Newsome. We wanted to repost this episode to amplify Black voices in our community in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Activist and founder of Black Lives Matter Greater New York, Hawk Newsome, is with us on DENtalks. He’s been called the next Martin Luther King Jr. as he is determined to lead the Black Lives Matter movement with love. Hawk has dedicated his adult life to the betterment of his community and our nation as a whole by bringing justice to an unjust system. Not only has he helped victims of police brutality, he works with members of LGBT community, and victims of human trafficking. Over the past few years, he has worked tirelessly seeking justice for the families of those slain by police officers. He is starting the necessary dialogue for change, and shows us how we all need to live through love.

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Healing is an Inside Job

We’re so excited to have Wellness Entrepreneur and Founder of Gaia Collective and Moonbox, Paula Pavlova, on DENtalks Podcast! Paula was on a mission to figure out what was going on with her body, after countless failed doctor visits and failed attempts to figure out “the problem,” she ended up self diagnosing with Endometriosis. She shares about her experiences with both Eastern and Western doctors and techniques, the traps she felt she put herself into spiritually, and the importance of fully feeling and processing painful experiences.

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COVID-19 Series: Part 7

For our last episode of our COVID-19: Perspective Series, Nurse Akal joins us. Akal is a seasoned yoga practitioner, kundalini instructor and mother of two. As we speak, Akal is working as a nurse on the front lines helping Covid-19 patients during their time of need, and like many healthcare professionals, this pandemic has given her a renewed sense of purpose. This shift from doubt to certainty has confirmed that she is exactly where she is supposed to be: in the role of what she now calls “service leadership.” Join us to hear more of this modern-day hero’s story.

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COVID-19 Series: Part 6

We feel so fortunate to have Founder of Lunch On Me, LaRayia Gaston, back on DENtalks Podcast for our COVID-19 Perspective Series. LaRayia sees a bigger issue at play here – how as humans this kind of separation is not what we’re accustomed to, how taxing this isolation is on people’s mental health, how many non-profits aren’t working right now, and the overall sadness she feels and sees throughout Skid Row. But LaRayia also has a way of bringing positivity to these hard times. She stresses the importance of letting go of some of the heaviness and how we need laughter and joy more than ever right now. She is a true ray of light!

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COVID-19 Series: Part 4

Best-selling author and psychic Laura Day talks about how to use your intuition and discipline during this tough time. Laura tells us why this is actually the best time to be breaking old unconscious habits and make determined change. We talk about how setting intentions and preparing for the future from the Now will help you find purpose and your real goals will become apparent. If you’re looking for ways to grow and adapt throughout this crisis, Laura will help you find the tools to do so.

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COVID-19 Series: Part 3

Because we are living in a time where there is a collective energy of anxiety, anger and pain, Chandresh talks to us about how it’s now more important than ever to give a conscious outlet to our feelings and expression. We talk about how having reverence for both the dark and light energy can help you reframe this experience to cultivate gratitude and trust. Chandresh explains how creating this trust will help you to understand your existence beyond the body, and beyond the emotions and thoughts that are running in you so you can realize your own strength.

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COVID-19 Series: Part 1

As a leader in the community, Rabbi Wolpe shares with us the ways that he has been continuing to spread joy during this time. He talks about the importance of learning how to smile at ourselves when we’re alone, keeping traditions alive, being flexible with change, and finding the resources within OURSELVES to make us happy, calm, and content. Rabbi Wolpe also shares the 3 lessons he believes we are supposed to be learning from this pandemic. There are so many positive takeaways from this episode that we can all turn towards during this time!

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Embracing Uncertainty

When Mike Bender first started “Awkward Family Photos” in 2009 he was still working as a writer in Hollywood, but the immediate response to the website inspired him to go with the momentum. Mike talks about the transition to an unexpected career change and how it altered his perspective to embrace ‘nothingness’ and rewire our brains with our thoughts so they stop triggering the neural pathways that cause us harm.

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