Meeting My Inner Narrator

I recently had another IFS session on an elliptical, and this time it led to an unexpected encounter with my inner narrator. TRANSCRIPTI did an exercise today on the elliptical. These should be called the elliptical diaries, really the old grandma diaries or grandma workout diaries, but there’s just something, you know, because I have …

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Make Your Critical Inner Voice Part of Your Creative Practice

Whenever you pour your heart into a creative endeavor, those critical thoughts can derail you. “You can’t do this.” “This isn’t good enough.” “Who do you think you are to even try?” (And yeah—I’m holding back here. The voices in my head are much harsher.) You can try to fight these voices. That’s been my …

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My Elliptical Inner Workout

I’ve recently had an interesting experience doing an IFS (Internal Family Systems) audio workshop while working out on a threadmill. There’s something about working out physically while also doing inner work with your mind that I sparked my curiosity. Books mentioned: Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts: Discovering Your True Self Through Internal Family …

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Why Naming My Feelings Was a Gamechanger

I’ve talked about how out of touch with my emotions I was here many times. One of the things that helped me changes this tremendously was a very simple exercise: I simply started to name my emotions. In this episode, I share how I’ve benefitted from naming my feelings. TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] Right around the time when …

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My Journey as a Liar

There’s a reason why being true and authentic matter so much to me: I know what’s on the other side. When I was young, especially during my early teenage years, I lied a lot, habitually. In this episode, which is a conversation I’ve had back in September of 2020, I share my long and winding …

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They Both Die at The End

Here’s a book recommendation. A very quick and easy read, but one that moved me nonetheless and that I gifted to my nephews and nieces. TRANSCRIPT [00:00:00] I read the both died at the end[00:00:02]and it is a recommendation. I recommend you read the book. I shall do so for sure. Yes. You asked when …

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I’ve Lost My Way by Never Getting Lost

There’s a magic to going into a situation completely open, unprepared and without a plan, and improvising your way into a beautiful dance. Even though there’s always the risk that instead of a beautiful dance, you just stumble and fall flat on your face. But if you’re not willing to get lost, you’ll never find …

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A Beautiful Dance in the Sky

I never would have expected that pigeons could teach me something about myself—but some of life’s most valuable lessons come in surprising ways.  TRANSCRIPT: In this episode of the podcast, you’re going to hear a conversation that Romina and I had back in mid December, 2020 when I was still in Austin. And I had …

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We Feel The Truth

I do believe that we all have an intuitive sense for truth. We know the truth at all times, we feel it, we can sense it deep down. But for a variety of reasons, we cover it up, we edit it, we apply a filter to it, we hide it behind logic or stories we’re …

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Don’t solve other people’s problems

One of the questions that reading Kafka has brought up in my mind is: How much pain are we causing others by trying to carry their burden? How much of the help I’m providing to others is really in the long run taking away their potential blessings? One thing since reading the transformation from Kafka …

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My RIDICULOUS subconscious thoughts

Here’s another episode that can be tagged with “aftereffects of reading Kafka”. Little Voice In My Head A: “Steli, it’s 11am and you’ve not done anything yet”. To which Little Voice In My Head B responded: “Well, fuck you, I don’t have to do anything if I don’t have to!” And both of them got …

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