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Anthony Poponi is a self-titled "neuroscience nerd," positive psychology practitioner, and leadership lover. He is a professional speaker, a jokester from birth, and specializes in putting joy in our workplaces and in our communities through workshops and presentations that leave his audiences laughing and buzzing. In this episode, we discuss the n…
 
Nita Sweeney is the award-winning wellness author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink and co-creator of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving. She is a certified meditation leader, mental…
 
Anne Poirier is the author of The Body Joyful: My Journey from Self-loathing to Self-acceptance, leader of the Body Joyful Revolution, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Self-Talk Trainer, and Eating Disorder Specialist. In this episode, we talk about body image—specifically moving from self-loathing to self-acceptance—and, of course, the power …
 
Amber Campion is a trauma-informed yoga teacher, breathwork facilitator, and mindfulness-based life and leadership mentor. For more than a decade, Amber’s work in the field of emotional intelligence, personal leadership, and self-discovery has led her to create embodied trainings, retreats, and online courses supporting wisdom-seekers to bring thei…
 
Lauren Fonvielle is an Integrative Energy Practitioner who helps her clients break through obstacles—physical, mental, or emotional—that are keeping them stuck and holding them back from living purposeful and joyful lives. In this episode, we talk about how literally to tap into our physical body to understand how it communicates with us. We also a…
 
When Ann Hince was nineteen, she woke one morning to find her mother dead in her bathroom. Twenty years later, and still suffering from that trauma, Ann found a simple technique that helped her release these emotions that she calls Insight, or inward-sight. Now Ann is a spiritual teacher, public speaker, and author. Her book, A Pathway to Insight, …
 
Leslie Lindsey Davis's passion is to help people who are where she was 100 pounds ago, struggling to fill that "myself-sized" hole in their heart. Her goal is to help us discover that we are enough, just as we are. In this episode, Leslie and I talk about her book, You Can't Eat Love, as well as how stepping into "The No Should Zone, " helps us ref…
 
If the universe bestows its gifts upon us for free, how can we as healers and creatives feel comfortable charging for our services? Morgana Rae is a bestselling author, speaker, and mentor coach for 27 years. Morgana guides entrepreneurs, innovators, healers, and humanitarians to heal the rift between heart, spirit, and money. In this episode. we d…
 
Isaya is an artist and a magico-pragmatic mindset coach, goddess teacher, and traveling priestess. She works with the Greek Goddesses Archetypes, in real life and online. In this episode, we discuss the Divine Feminine and how the four feminine archetypes (Maiden, Mother, Enchantress/Queen, and Crone) can help us—regardless of gender—shift our mind…
 
Boundaries are a tricky subject for many of us. We all agree that healthy relationships require healthy boundaries, but what are they, really? How can we create them without feeling guilty? In this episode, I'll answer these questions and give you suggestions about how to create boundaries that work. More importantly, I address the biggest misconce…
 
Jeremy Sherman is a longtime researcher, focusing on knowing ourselves better through what he calls cradle-to-grave scientific research. His area of research is broad: the origins of life, humans, and recently, "psychoproctology" in his book, What’s Up with A-holes: Advanced Psychoproctology for Beginners. He researches with top scientists while pr…
 
Kathy Curtis has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and emotional barriers through creative expression. She is the author of Invisible Ink, a memoir about her own journey through grief. Its second edition will be released on January 1, 2022. In this episode, we speak about th…
 
Molly Mandelberg is the Founder of Wild Hearts Rise Up, Creator of “Magnetic Influencer Collective” and the writer and illustrator of "The Wild Hearts Rise Up Oracle Deck.” She is the host of two podcasts: “Tactical Magic” and “Reveal the Game of Life." Molly is a certified NLP Coach, an Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, a Transformational Lea…
 
Nate Rifkin dropped out of college, felt suicidal, went broke, bankrupt, and even worked on the street corner waving around a sign. Now he’s successful, fulfilled, and happily married. His journey into Daoism made the difference. In this episode, we talk about his book, The Standing Meditation, and his journey out of darkness. Nate also shares with…
 
Shelley Buck and Kathy Curtis are life-long friends who came together to write Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit, a book about the loss of Shelley's young musician son, Ryder. In this important and poignant episode, we talk deeply and honestly about grief and grieving: How can we move through such a painf…
 
Kirk Nurmi rose to international prominence as the lead counsel for the infamous Jodi Arias. The stress of that case brought cancer into his life. And with cancer came big changes—a whole new life wherein happiness is his beacon. With this beacon in view, Kirk has written for the New York Daily News, authored eight books, has spoken all around the …
 
Gloria Battini is on a mission to empower survivors of abusive relationships to free themselves from mental and emotional wounds by finding their authentic self. A survivor herself, Gloria is now a Relationship and Self-Love Coach. In this episode, we talk frankly about how to recognize that you are in a relationship with a narcissist. Once you are…
 
Erin McCullough calls herself "The Joy Slinger” because she teaches people how to create Impenetrable Joy so that they can be calm, have peace of mind and meaning in their life—now. In this episode, we discuss the anxiety disorder that had her holed up in her home, inspiring her to develop strategies to overcome and prevent anxiety. She now teaches…
 
Zack Rutledge is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. He’s also a Certified Brain Health Trainer through the Functional Aging Institute. He has a black belt in karate and has practiced yoga for almost a decade. He is the author of The Official Depression Relief Playbook: Real-life Life Strategies From a Guy Who Has L…
 
John Davis has been a professional fight director and stuntman, artistic director, sword-fighting comedian. After breaking his spine in two (you read that right), he harnessed his life experiences and became a motivational speaker, author, and coach. In this episode, we talk about limiting beliefs and how to overcome them using what he calls the "F…
 
Murielle Fellous is an intuitive life coach helping single moms with teenagers avoid constant arguments that often happen as a result of both parties spiraling into negative emotions. In this episode we talk about "co-parenting with the universe"—our true selves—to guide us through the oftentimes tumultuous path of parenting. Also, join us in a mut…
 
Dr. Roseann is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, LLC. In this episode, we talk about her mission to change the way we view and treat children’s mental health using drug-free and natural methods. We also discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on children and …
 
Sonia Frontera is a divorce lawyer and survivor of a toxic marriage who's been happily remarried for 14 years. Sonia is a domestic violence advocate, empowerment trainer, and bestselling author. In this episode, we discuss her new book, Relationship Solutions: Effective Strategies to Heal Your Heart and Create the Happiness You Deserve, and how res…
 
Described by music icon Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul," award-winning author and TEDx speaker Christian de la Huerta is a sought-after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach, and leading voice in the breathwork community. His book, Awakening the Soul of Power, the first of a three-part series, Calling All Heroes, was released in …
 
In honor of Pride Month, I speak with Cetvies, a human rights activist and journalist. She campaigns and writes about human trafficking, environmental rights, animal rights, LGBTQ+ issues, and spirituality. In this episode, we talk about the political power of love, her struggles as a lesbian in relative seclusion, and how each of us can be activis…
 
Tamara Zoner is on a mission to create greater happiness in the world by teaching individuals and groups the actions and habits of happiness. In this episode, Tamara talks with me about how to tap into your true self to create a life you love. Watch the full video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/selftalkzoner (Don't forget to subscribe!) More from Tamara…
 
Kathleen Flanagan is a certified Aromatherapist, Vibrational Expert, and Sound Therapist. She is the founder and CEO of Awakening Spirit, Inc. In this episode, we discuss intuition, projection, and healing childhood wounds. Kathleen also offers us an interactive meditation to help us tap into our inner light. Watch the full video on YouTube: http:/…
 
Ayurvedic Doctor and master pulse-reader, Victor Briere, is the co-founder of the International Institute of Ayurveda. In this episode, Victor shares his thoughts on creating balance in the body and mind by sharing little-known insights into Ayurveda. Plus, we discuss our mutual love of Kundalini yoga. If you're called to mind-body wellness but don…
 
So you're looking for a relationship but you can't find a partner. Maybe the problem is you—or at least your self-talk. Dominey Drew is a human psychology and attraction facilitator who specializes in self-sabotage and how it stops us from attaining healthy relationships. Watch the full video on YouTube: http://bit.ly/selftalkdrew (Don't forget to …
 
After overcoming chronic illness, Debbie Emick wrote The Other Side of Perfect to assist others to live a more fulfilling life. She is a co-creator and blogger at gobucketyourself.com and the co-host of the "One Life. Live It!" podcast. In this interview, we discuss our critical inner voice and how important noticing is to changing its message. Rec…
 
Laura Gevanter is an intuitive alignment coach and PSYCH-K® facilitator. She uses her intuitive abilities along with her work in psychology and life coaching—not to mention a healthy fascination with quantum physics—to help make a positive impact in her clients' lives. Visit selftalkpodcast.com for this episode and more. Full video version at http:…
 
After Adrienne White suffered a heart attack while having lunch with a friend, she altered her life path toward coaching and public speaking about the importance of women's health—especially our hearts. In this episode, Adrienne shares her personal story and shares her desire to inspire us all to take better care of our selves. Recorded December 10…
 
In this episode, Rachel speaks with Dr. Alina Soto, LMHC—holistic mental healthcare provider who uses education, counseling, medicine, and therapeutic touch to facilitate a patient's discovery of their own path and inner language. They share their experiences as a healer, a new mother, and a Micro Fusion Dance enthusiast during the pandemic lockdow…
 
Rachel interviews Debra Lynn—author, professional singer, and vocal instructor who uses wisdom gleaned from a lifelong spiritual journey to help us activate our authentic voice, within and without. Watch the full video version: http://bit.ly/selftalklynn Get in touch with Debra online: https://www.debralynn.org (Website) https://www.youtube.com/cha…
 
It's all about self-talk in this episode. Rachel hosts leadership and life coach Michael Ian Cedar, who helps clients bring their professional and personal lives into alignment—using their inner voice as a guide and ally. Watch the full video episode and subscribe to Self Talk on YouTube: http://bit.ly/selftalkcedar Get in touch with Michael online…
 
Rachel interviews Dr. Erin Rhae Biller, ND—naturopathic doctor specializing in hormonal wellness and psychedelic integration therapy. Dr. Biller shares her thoughts about staying healthy during the pandemic, how to incorporate psychedelics into our lives, and what "the self" means to her. Follow Dr. Biller on Instagram: @drbiller.nd For more inform…
 
This interview is from the Canadian podcast, "Live Your Wildest Life" with Gabriella Wilder. The episode, "Creating Solitude with Rachel Astarte," covers why solitude is an essential tool in our lives and how to reframe our feelings about spending time alone. Also addressed is how we can each create a Solitude Practice that is ideal for our unique …
 
How often do you define yourself based on how you feel using "I am" language? This unconscious practice actually undermines self-acceptance. In this episode, we learn how to harness the true power and purpose of even the most unpleasant of emotions. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution…
 
Do you have a vision of the ideal person you want to be one day? Give that up. Here are four steps to creating lasting change in the life you have right now. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support the show (http://paypal.me/rachelas…
 
When we doubt ourselves and our abilities, we create internal chaos. We stanch the flow of our creative selves. This can lead to procrastination, lack of motivation, anxiety, and eventual depression as we lose sight of our divine nature. The way out of self-doubt is by stepping into it and learning what it has to teach us. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevi…
 
It may seem as though caretaking and caregiving are interchangeable terms. However, one is a sign of codependency, while the other is a sign of interdependency. When you look after the people in your life, which one do you practice? Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creat…
 
Racing thoughts can frustrate the meditation experience. The Diamond Breath meditation activates both mind and body, allowing them to work in tandem. Diamond Breath can be used alone (when the mind is over-active) or as a warm-up to a regular meditation session. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: B…
 
Self-work means nothing unless we share the fruits of our inner work with community. What happens when the people we have loved in the past no longer connect with us because of our growth? How can we find our tribe? Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/li…
 
The goal of being happy in life isn't sustainable; happiness is a transient emotion. What if we were to strive for alignment instead? This is the audio track from a video installment of Self Talk with Rachel Astarte. The original video can be found on YouTube: bit.ly/STP29Video Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Cre…
 
As medical professionals and politicians clamor for testing during the pandemic, many of us are unaware that we have an abundance of tests right in front of us. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support the show (http://paypal.me/rache…
 
In this time of normalized isolation and introspection, we can use the help of a guide or teacher as we make our way along the path of awakening. How can we receive the teachings without giving up our selves? Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/…
 
During times of mass uncertainty—much like the one we are currently living through—it is natural to fall into a state of fear of the unknown. In this episode, we talk about how fear is itself a virus that can cause immense damage at an alarmingly rapid rate. What happens when we view life in uncertainty with love, not fear? Music: "Ave Marimba" Kev…
 
Overthinking is a major pitfall on the quest for inner peace. It sabotages our happiness, our sleep patterns, and creates unhealthy levels of stress. Luckily, overcoming a runaway mind isn't as hard as you might think. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org…
 
How we handle conflict with another person says a lot about who we are, but also what we are capable of. In this episode, we'll look at blame versus boundaries and how each plays a part in conflict as well as humanity as a whole. Music: "Ave Marimba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creative…
 
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