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Welcome to the Rebel Buddhist™ Podcast, where I help you free your mind so you can free your life. This podcast is for the rebellious ones. The wild people. I share my stories and what I’ve learned about being a rebel soul who wants to tame her mind…but not her life. It’s led to plenty of adventures and misadventures. I’ve learned tons of tools that combine Buddhist psychology, real-world mindfulness, cognitive coaching, and modern brain science – sort of like if Buddhism and science had a love child. I want to share them with you as we walk this path together. I’m not sharing this as a dharma teacher, but as a fellow practitioner with some street cred. Welcome to my world.


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Ep. 130: The Importance of Generosity

Welcome to the first of a two-part conversation about essential pillars of happiness that are often glossed over as sort of “spiritual practice 101.” This week we’re going to talk about generosity, and why it’s so important to us feeling content, and even joy. Plus, we’ll look at some ways we can practice generosity in our everyday lives.

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Ep. 129: How to Reparent Ourselves

This week’s podcast episode is about how we can address the needs that weren’t met by our caretakers when we were children so that we stop trying to get other people – like our partners/friends/family – to meet them for us. We chat about how we can create a reality where those needs are met by ourselves through reparenting, without resentment. Plus, I explain why it’s important for us to rely on ourselves to meet those needs instead of other people (even though it would be oh-so-sweet if that happened;).

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Ep. 128: Bearing Witness – Who Did You Tell?

Peter Levine said, “Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.” Bearing witness and being witnessed is what we talk about today.

We’ll explore why it matters who acknowledged our suffering and/or who we told – and why the answer is usually, “No one.” We also dive into the importance of having (and being) an empathetic witness when healing from trauma – and healing our communities.

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Ep. 127: Creating Keystone Habits

In this week’s episode, we talk about what a keystone habit is and how we all can benefit from one. Keystone habits can lead to improving other habits in completely different areas of our life, which also leads to big changes in our self-concept and identity as we become the person we want to be, fully and authentically. We go over 4 steps to creating healthy keystone habits and why finding peer support can help us manifest the best version of themselves (as long as they don’t stick us in the same old box!).

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Ep. 126: How to Know if You’re Making Spiritual Progress

We often focus too much on our imperfections instead of the progress we are making. This happens for a lot of reasons that I go into on the pod, but also has to do with the fact that we often ignore the more subtle – yet important- parts of our progress. Listen to learn over 10 ways we can see our own growth in our physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. Plus find out why discernment is such a key part in continuing our path and learn how our progress can help us face future suffering and leave what no longer serves us behind.

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Ep. 125: Authenticity, Courage, and Relationships

This week we talk about the importance of showing up authentically in relationships… even when we are afraid the other person won’t accept us for who we are. I’ll share my own story about how my husband and I could have ended it… and how my choice to speak and act wisely changed the course of our relationship and our parenting forever (and for good)!

P.S. Be sure to grab the Rebel Buddhist Toolkit I created at RebelBuddhist.com. It has all you need to start creating a life of more freedom, adventure, and purpose. You’ll also get access to the Rebel Buddhist FB group, and tune in weekly when I go live on new topics.

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