Spark Joy
Spark Joy
Dec 29, 2020
Encore! Ep 136 | Love in the Time of Corona - Conscious Dating with Angela N. Holton
Play • 35 min

Relationship expert Angela N. Holton joins us to share Conscious Dating strategies that focus on self-love and connection, even in the midst of social distancing and quarantine.

Angela N. Holton, is an International Dating & Relationship Expert, Speaker, Author and Founder of Love Sanctuary, an online spiritual and personal development site centered on helping women and men create more love in their lives from the inside-out. She is the Creator of The Conscious Dating Method, a modern and revolutionary approach toward dating and relationships and the author of The Conscious Dating Method Workbook Journal.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • How Angela became an international dating coach
  • Angela's definition of self-love and why it's so important as we date
  • How to build self-love into our homes, schedules, and routines
  • The Conscious Dating Method - how to become what we are seek
  • How letting go is a common theme across both tidying and dating
  • Tips for navigating dating during quarantine and beyond
  • Social distance dating ideas
  • How to make dating a priority when there are other things fighting for our attention
  • Tips (do's and don'ts) to help you make online dating spark more joy and how to get started

Angela's favorite dating tip:
Have fun and date with curiosity.

What sparks joy for Angela:
Waking up and sharing her gifts.

To connect with Angela, you can find her at and on instagram @angelanholton.

You can also pick up Angela's book, The Conscious Dating Method Workbook and Journal.

"Relationships begin and end with relationship with self."
"We are naturally wired for connection."
"How are you learning how to be in a relationship if you're not dating?"

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Special Guest: Angela Holton.

Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out
Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out
Julie Coraccio
Reawaken Your Brilliance on Patreon
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! I have created a channel on Patreon. If you're looking for some affordable coaching as well as Podcast extras, please consider joining my channel. If we get something for free, we tend not to value it. After 8 years of podcasting, and almost 400 episodes, I've decided to create a paid Patron account. When you pay for something, you're more likely to do the work. I want to create a revolution of people clearing their clutter and sharing their gifts with the world! The first level starts at $5 a month. You'll get extra episodes and more. Find out what else: To learn other ways Julie can support you: Certified life coach, author & award-winning professional life organizer Julie Coraccio shares steps and tips to support you in creating the life you choose, deserve and desire through decluttering your life, mindfulness and how to organize your life. About Clear Your Clutter Inside & Out Clutter is stuck stagnant energy and prevents you from creating the life you choose, desire and deserve. We discuss clutter in all its forms: energetic, spiritual, emotional, mental & physical, relationships, health, finances and more. We share tips and take action steps for clutter free living and how to organize your life and death with end of life planning. We're thinking outside the box on areas where people might not realize where clutter is blocking them. When we remove clutter from our lives we can discover our passions, lead the extraordinary lives we are all meant to live and share our gifts with the world.
9 min
The Slow Home Podcast
The Slow Home Podcast
Brooke McAlary
Meditation, acceptance and relinquishing control with Kevin Janks - Life in the Time of Covid-19
We've all heard about the transformative power of meditation, but how can we access it when uncertainty, stress and living through a pandemic make it difficult to simply sit still and breathe?  In today's episode Brooke is joined by friend of the show and founder of Centred Meditation, Kevin Janks, to talk through the power of meditation in challenging times.  Meditation allows us to decompress from 'fight or flight' mode and as Kevin explains, the time investment doesn’t need to be excessive. (Research has found that meditating for as little as 12 minutes a day can have a substantial impact over the course of three weeks). It can also be used to shift our perception of control, which is often the overriding emotion during times of crisis, and by doing so, release us from the stress of trying to control and uncontrollable situation. Kevin also shares how meditation allows us to accept the current circumstances we find ourselves in (not in order to accept and give up, but in order to simply accept the way things are at the moment) and use that freedom to look at how we will move forward when we're able.  There's so much to be taken from meditation, particularly during such stressful times, and this conversation with Kevin is full of tools and takeaways that will hopefully help you.  Enjoy!  Looking for more Slow? Find show notes, resources and links at Follow us on Instagram @slowhomepod Sign up for the Slow Post, Brooke's weekly slow-living love letters  Or leave a rating or review in iTunes Support the show: See for privacy information.
40 min
Practical(ly) Zero Waste
Practical(ly) Zero Waste
Elsbeth Callaghan
118 • Backyard Biodiversity
This week I get all hyped up about rewilding my backyard and some ways to add a bit more wild and increase the biodiversity of your patch of home in practical ideas and a bunch of links to things in the show notes. Enjoy! Rewilding Knepp Talk: Green Dreamer Episode 271: How to Rewild your Garden: Your Garden is an Ecosystem: How to Make a Bee Hotel: Add a Bat Box: Examples of Where to Begin Rewilding: Grab the full show notes at New Episodes Every Sunday at 8 AM. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Overcast, and more. Support the podcast at Contact us at Instagram @practicallyzerowastepod --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
9 min
Navigating Neuropsychology
Navigating Neuropsychology
John Bellone & Ryan Van Patten - NavNeuro
66| SuperAging – With Dr. Emily Rogalski
The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 50% of older adults above age 80 have Alzheimer’s disease. Within the 50% of older adults who do not meet criteria for Alzheimer’s disease, most experience typical age-related changes in memory. However, there is a small group of older adults who Dr. Emily Rogalski, a clinical and cognitive neuroscientist at Northwestern University, calls “SuperAgers.” Dr. Rogalski studies “SuperAging,” which describes older adults who are seemingly resistant to the deleterious changes in memory associated with typical or atypical aging. Today, John and Ryan talk with Dr. Rogalski about the creation and development of the concept of SuperAging, as well as what she thinks confers resilience to age-related cognitive change. Show notes are available at _________________ If you’d like to support the show, here are a few easy ways: 1) Get APA-approved CE credit for listening to episodes: 2) Tell your friends and colleagues about it 3) Subscribe (free) and leave an Apple Podcasts rating/review: 4) Contribute to the discussion in the comments section of the website (click the episode link listed above) or on Twitter (@NavNeuro) Thanks for listening, and join us next time as we continue to navigate the brain and behavior! [Note: This podcast and all linked content is intended for general educational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of psychology or any other professional healthcare advice and services. No professional relationship is formed between hosts and listeners. All content is to be used at listeners’ own risk. Users should always seek appropriate medical and psychological care from their licensed healthcare provider.]
1 hr 5 min
How to Decorate
How to Decorate
Ballard Designs
Ep. 186: designer Traci Connell
Today’s guest is Dallas-based interior designer and business coach Traci Connell. Traci’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, Luxe Magazine, and many more. Traci is known for her signature method, “Ease of Glamour”, where she aims to create homes that are easy to design, easy to live in, and overall practical. She tells us what it means to make a home “bulletproof”, how she implements technology in her process, her advice for emerging designers, and more. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: Trials & Triumphs about dust jackets on books, a black cat on a white sofa, spring planting projects, and some funny decorating videos on designer Kevin Isbell’s Instagram. What Traci means by “bulletproof” homes and the evolution of performance fabrics. What is on the horizon for performance design? When is it okay to choose something more delicate in design? How Traci uses technology to improve clients’ ease of living. What Traci does to make large, open homes feel cozier. How to divide a space with drapery. When to use something classic vs. when to push boundaries. How Traci designed a house for a client that wanted no accessories. Why renovation is more challenging than new construction. What elements does Traci find make a home more joyful? Tips from Traci for aspiring and emerging designers. Decorating Dilemma  Hi Courtney, The biggest hiccup here is that it’s a long, narrow space. My initial thought is to flip the areas and put the TV over the fireplace. Then a sofa right in front on the wall in front of the fireplace. There is no room for a coffee table, but you could put two storage ottomans on either side of the sofa in a matching or coordinating fabric. Then you could roll those over when you’re watching TV and almost create a modular-type sectional. At the door where there is a bookshelf of shoes, I think you could use some vertical storage. You could definitely put a little rug right there, too. On the other side of the room where there is a door opening, you could flank two matching storage bookcases and you could store the toys there. That far side of the room is great for a play area. We think toy storage should not be in the entryway but rather where the playing happens…unless they are outside toys! You could also put two swivel chairs there that could be moved around. For the windows, I would add some panels in white oak or seagrass. For the window coverings, I would add Roman shades to all of the windows to match what you already have. If you do move the TV to the rock wall, I would add a light fixture that’s tight to the ceiling but sprawls out. Since you like the blue, you could paint the ceiling a light grey-blue in a satin or flat finish. You could even match the color inside the built-ins. If you really do entertain in this room, you could also add a mobile bar cart. The modular approach to the room will definitely give you more flexibility. For the dining room area with that “awkward space”, I would take out the white shelves in those curved niches. Then maybe wallpaper back in there and/or do floating shelves so it doesn’t go wall-to-wall. You can change the hardware and leave the bottom, but I love the curve. In the middle, if you can, take it all out. A nice and airy art light with a beautiful piece of large art would be lovely. The buffet can then be on the other wall for more storage. And then move a light over there, as well. Where that hole in the floor is where the hearth was, hopefully, you can patch it with wood because it doesn’t seem like you really want a fireplace. A little bit of construction there, but not too much. Well, there you go, Courtney! Those are your marching orders! Good luck! Mentioned in This Episode: Eden Brothers (Atlanta) Kevin Isbell Instagram Traci Connell Interiors Traci Connell Business Coach Traci Connell Instagram Traci’s Online Design
1 hr 7 min
The Lucas Rockwood Show
The Lucas Rockwood Show
Lucas Rockwood
452: How to Find Your Purpose with Ashley Stahl
How to Find Your Purpose with Ashley Stahl ----------------- Kyle invested his life savings into a health resort overlooking the sea. I told him it was a terrible idea, and I was wrong. Right up until the pandemic hit, he was doing great and living his dream life. But this year, he’ll most-likely go bankrupt. Arthur is the sole owner of an iconic NYC restaurant, open since 1997. It’ll most-likely close its door for good in 2021. Marta worked as a front-end designer in a fast-paced travel tech company here in Barcelona. She got laid off along with 1,000 others in May of 2020 and is considering leaving the country. For billions of people, the past year has completely changed our work lives. Many of us have to pivot or even completely reinvent our professional careers. That’s terrifying, and my guest on this week’s show is a career coach who can help you navigate these uncertain waters. Listen & Learn * Why passion is overrated * How to find your core skill set, your true value * How to ask yourself the hardest questions, including the ones you’ve been avoiding * How to embrace change Links & Resources * Ashley’s Website * Ashley’s book ABOUT OUR GUEST Ashley Stahl is a career coach, speaker, and an author. She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune among others. She’s the author of a new book called, You Turn. Nutritional Tip of the Week: * Salad vs Soup Got Questions? * Submit your question: Like the Show? * Leave us a Review on iTunes
39 min
American Journal of Psychiatry Audio
American Journal of Psychiatry Audio
American Journal of Psychiatry
March 2021: Psychiatry Diversity Leadership in Academic Medicine
Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., and Christina Mangurian, M.D., M.A.S., about their article on psychiatry diversity leadership in academic medicine. Dr. Ayana Jordan is an associate program director of the adult psychiatry training program and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is a member of the APA Board of Trustees, and she serves on the Early-Career Psychiatrist Advisory Committee for the journal Psychiatric Services. Her research is concentrated on increasing access to care for minoritized populations with substance use problems. Dr. Christina Mangurian is a professor of psychiatry, epidemiology, and biostatistics in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also vice chair for diversity and health equity at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a former chair of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities. Her primary research program focuses on promoting mental health equity for patients and the workforce. * The authors’ background and how they became involved in their work [2:50] * How the authors’ roles in the workplace and in the community changed over the course of the past few years [7:51] * Description of the case vignette presented in the article [14:23] * The overall landscape for diversity leaders at psychiatry departments [18:40] * Comparisons with other fields of medicine and academia [22:20] * Three unique challenges faced by individuals who hold diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roles [24:44] * Initial steps that can help leaders in DEI positions [28:42] * What people with institutional power can do to make sure that the experiences of BIPOC individuals are not ignored [34:40] * Best practices to effectively support DEI leadership efforts in psychiatry [37:18] * How scholarly research can adapt to help advance these efforts [42:39] * Are the authors optimistic that we can overcome barriers and make real progress in efforts to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our community and workplaces? [46:11] Photo (from top): Helena Hansen, M.D., Ph.D., Christina Mangurian, M.D., M.A.S., Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D., Ruth S. Shim, M.D., M.P.H., Altha J. Stewart, M.D. (Image courtesy of Dr. Mary Kay Smith.) Full author list of the article: Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.) Ruth S. Shim, M.D., M.P.H. (Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis) Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif.) Eraka Bath, M.D. (Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles) Jean-Marie Alves-Bradford, M.D. (Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York) Lisa Eyler, Ph.D. (Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, and Desert-Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA San Diego Healthcare Center, San Diego) Nhi-Ha Trinh, M.D. (Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston) Helena Hansen, M.D., Ph.D. (Departments of Psychiatry and Anthropology, New York University, New York) Christina Mangurian, M.D., M.A.S. (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, San Francisco) Be sure to let your colleagues know about the podcast, and please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to it. Subscribe to the podcast here. Listen to other podcasts produced by the American Psychiatric Association. Browse articles online. Watch Deputy Editor Daniel S. Pine, M.D., present highlights from the March 2021 issue. Follow the journals of APA Publishing on Twitter. E-mail us at
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