Episode 16: Living Beyond Mediocre with E. Benedict Valencia

Living Beyond Mediocre with Dr. Erwin Benedict Valencia

i remember seeing this guy on a beach of Playa Del Carmen. I remember seeing him and feeling the urge to go over and say hello. I was traveling solo. He seemed to be traveling solo…. But I soon talked myself out of it in order to feel safe and not put myself out there.

As I walked back to my hostel, I was surprised to see that the same guy inside. We started talking and I realized how friendly, energetic and sweet this dude was. He name was “E”.

I enjoyed chatting with E and learned about his passions and enthusiasm. He’s pretty cool.

He was so cool, that I asked him to do an episode with me on ‘Living Beyond Mediocre’. So what does that mean?

To me, it means getting up everyday and with intention, awareness, love and belief in yourself.

I love E’s story because he grew up in the Philippines where many people might dream about working in the NBA, but lack the belief in making it happen.  E is now a role model for so many youth in the Philippines. By him stepping up and LIVING BEYOND MEDIOCRE – He is inspiring others to do the same. He’s inspiring to me and I’m happy to share his story and advice.

Have a listen….




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Episode 15: Create Your Dream Life with Steffani LeFevour

What do you want to create in YOUR life?

Manifest like a BADASS with the help of this warrior friend of mine- Steffani.

She’s smart, sexy, and has been manifesting some cool shit.

Hear her 4 simple steps to create your dream life…..





Steffani LeFevour wants to live in a world surrounded by happy, healthy, powerful women who take responsibility for their lives, step into their own greatness, and who ride their own unicorns home from work.

As a happiness coach, she helps busy women work through their limiting beliefs and master the law of attraction so they can create from a space of what they WANT and they can find more daily happiness.  She’s been featured on webinars, and interviews with other world-renowned speakers. She speaks at retreats and conferences worldwide and most importantly she’s never missed one of her son’s baseball games.

When she’s not chasing after her 2 kids, you can find her writing, teaching, laughing, singing and coaching one on one clients.

Her first program — The 4 Simple Steps To Manifest Anything — hits the Internet on August 13th.

Find out how to release your limiting beliefs, improve your relationships and master the law of attraction at www.myhappilife.com.

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Episode 14: Language: Is Yours Empowering or Disempowering?

Let’s talk about language. Does what you say empower you? Or does it disempower you? 

The words you say each and every day create your reality. They either make empower us to achieve our goals?. Or they become obstacles to those goals.  What is your language doing for you?

Here is an example:

If I’m constantly telling myself what I ‘should’ be doing…. what I am really implying? ‘Should’ is a word that we use for something that we really don’t want to do, but we feel guilty about it.  So when you use it, you probably don’t feel that great when it comes out of your mouth. It’s like you already feel like a failure.

And what about when people tell you what you ‘should’ be doing. That doesn’t feel good either, does it? No one knows your path but you.

The word – Try

And how often do you use the word ‘try’? If your friend asks you if you are going to their performance and you tell them that you’ll ‘try’ to make it. It doesn’t sound like you actually want to go, does it? Try is a pretty disempowering word. We so often use it with our goals too!

Here is an example:

“I’m going to ‘try’ to work out more.”

Does it actually sound like I want to work out? No. I

And on top of that, maybe I’ll go into victim mode tell the world, “I’m bad at working out.”

Uh no. I actually just didn’t want, to so I didn’t. And now I’m going to create a story of being a victim, saying how bad I am at it.

And what if you DO want to work out more. Change your language.

“I’m going to work out 10 times this month.”

Now that feels more empowering. You have already put things in motion to work out more.

My friend Peter Loeffler and I chat all about these words and more in the this weeks episode. Have a listen below.


And here is that video of showing the difference between saying ‘I’m Sorry’ and saying something else instead. Props to Pantene for making this.

And lastly, here is Day 1 one of my rice experiment from Dr. Emoto.

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Ep 12: 5 Love Languages with Eduardo Drake

5 Love Languages — How do you give and receive love? 

Think about your close relationships with family, friends and your romantic partner. How do you like to receive love from them? Spending time with them?  Hugging them? Helping you out with a project?

Eduardo Drake is a big fan of the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. He tells everyone he knows about it. Knowing how you and the people closest to you give and receive love will improve your relationships.

Listen to our chat to learn more……..

Here they are:

Words of Affirmation

Acts of Service

Quality Time

Physical Touch


5 Love Languages – Take the test.

Please comment with your top love languages below!


Eduardo Drake’s personal mission is to create maximum value for others by living an inspired life as a father, entrepreneur, patent lawyer, and friend. Whatever role your situation calls for, Eduardo brings wisdom, imagination, and enthusiasm in service of making you and your business remarkably better off. As a patent lawyer, Eduardo adds value to businesses not only by expanding the thinking of their executive leadership and most valuable innovators, but also by building proactive IP protection systems and providing sound IP risk management and counseling. His work is centered on disruptive technologies of all kinds, including social-networking, business-method, computer-software, and consumer-product innovations. He earned his J.D. at University of Virginia, after working on radar systems for GE, and he’s a former shareholder in the IP law firm Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, winner of 15 top-ten national rankings for patent quality. In his role as an entrepreneur, Eduardo harnesses his strengths as a multi-faceted learner, strategic whole-brain thinker, and inspirational leader. He’s involved in a number of start-up ventures, including one called Double The Love, which has the mission of doubling the total love on the planet by leveraging the power of the 5 Love Languages. – Visit his website — 

And here is a super cool video from Eduardo….


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Ep 11: Auras with Bobby Sullivan

What is an aura?

Everything is made up of energy. Simply explained – the aura is energy that surrounds you.

I sat down with Bobby Sullivan to chat about auras. Why? Because the dude has been seeing auras since he was a kid and now does aura photography. (Yes, it actually captures the color of your aura using biofeedback. It’s legit.)

Here are just some of the explanations of color in the aura….

Blues: Relates to the throat, thyroid. Cool, calm, and collected. Caring, loving, love to help others, sensitive, intuitive.

Purples: Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. The most senstive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self, intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical.

Reds: Relates to the physical body, heart or circulation. Creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unforgiveness; anxiety or nervousness.

Oranges: Relates to reproductive organs and emotions. The color of vitality, vigor, good health, and excitement. Lots of energy and stamina, creative, productive, adventurous, courageous, outgoing social nature.

Yellows: Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going.

Green: Relates to heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy color of nature. When seen in the aura this usually represents growth and balance, and most of all, something that leads to change. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social.

Want to learn more? Listen to our episode and contact Bobby for your own photo.



Bobby Sullivan

Nothing about his quick wit and laid back approach speaks of his unusual gifts—Look a little closer, and you’ll find that Bobby Sullivan has ventured down a road that has taken him a long way from where he started. After a long career as an Executive in the Minneapolis Advertising industry, Sullivan discovered a path that led him into an exploration of developing his intuitive and healing abilities possessed from an early age.

With a unique ability to read people and to run energy, Bobby has grown into one of Minnesota’s most in-demand energy workers. He uses his gifts of healing, intuition, aura photography and past life regression therapy to give his clients a non-traditional approach to healing and understanding their challenges.

Bobby also teaches numerous workshops on various metaphysical topics around the Midwest and has hosted various radio programs for Hubbard Broadcasting, KGRA Digital and PARA-X Radio. Visit website.  

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Episode 10: What is Energy Healing?

What is energy healing? I get asked that all the time.

It’s not that easy to explain.

How do you explain love to someone? It’s powerful and has depth. And can be experienced a bit differently by everyone.

Energy healing is the process of returning to wholeness. It’s the divine energy to flow through you.

My first experience with energy work was in Thailand. There was talk of meditation and healing all over Thailand and I was drawn to it. I had to know more. (Side note- always follow what you are drawn to.) I walked up to a healing center and received a Reiki session. I had no idea what to expect. When I asked about it and I was told, “You have to experience it.”

So there I was in Thailand, laying on hard wood floor in a healing center on the island famous for it’s full moon party… waiting for this ‘energy healing.’

The thing that makes energy heaing hard to explain is that everyone experiences it a bit different. And each person can have experiences that vary from session to session.

What energy healing has done for me? It has propelled me towards joy, happiness, and achieving my goals. My relationships are better. I’m more aligned with who I am… and THAT alone feels amazing. I am living with more purpose.

What I want you to know? That there are modalities and tools out there that you can receive, especially if you feel anxious or depressed. Everything is possible to heal and shift. ‘Miracles’ happen all the time.

Listen to this episode and hear my stories related to energy healing. 



Curious about Energy Healing? 

Is this episode peaked your curiosity about energy healing – then lets set up a session.

Here are some sessions that I do:

  • Reiki Healing
  • Aura Healing
  • Crystal Healing
  • Life Activation (Spiritual DNA Activation)
  • Spark of Life Healing

Experience it for yourself!


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Episode 9: Let’s Talk about Honor with Jesse Bloom

I ran into Jesse Bloom in Toronto at a recertification training we were both attending. I knew this guy had something to offer Badass Spiritual Warriors and when i asked him what he wanted to speak about…. he said, “honor.”

Honor isn’t something the average person gives much thought to. But what if we did think and talk about honor more? (comment below!)



Interested in learning more about honor? 

If you are interested in learning how Honor can affect your most challenging relationships, improve your communication skills, help you be a better leader, boss, employee, partner, friend, or simply start having more fun, I’d like to share a 15 minute Honoring conversation with you.

In this conversation you will:
-Get a preliminary understanding of what Honor is and how it can be a force for transformative good.
-Receive my perspective on one important life issue or relationship and how Honor it could benefit you and shift your circumstance.
-Discover opportunities to connect to Honor Coaching and this work as it grows and develops.

If you are interested in learning more, simply respond tojessebloom78@gmail.com or PM me at the FB invite, and I’ll be in touch to schedule.







About Jesse Bloom:  My passion in life is to make a difference by bringing people into connection and harmony with themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. I have explored this passion through fathering, cooking for the masses, entrepreneurship, martial arts, working with children, men’s work, and lots of dancing.

I bring this eclectic background and years of spiritual practice to my Honor Coaching practice. This system helps people reclaim a sense of their purpose, passion, and connection to themselves while deeply honoring the most important and challenging relationships in their life.  Jesse can be reached at 510-393-0089 orjessebloom78@gmail.com.

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Episode 8: How Not To Take Things Personally with Emma Juniper

How Not to Take Things Personally with Emma Juniper

We all do it.

We take things personally.

When we look at life with a narrow view – it makes sense to take things personally, judge and blame.

BUT what if we look at life from a broader perspective? Then all of sudden we realize that we are getting emotionally triggered for one reason and the other person has their own things going on and what they said or did really has NOTHING TO DO WITH US.

Self Awareness is a big part of this. Listen to Episode 4 where I chat with Ryan Peterson about this.

I’m so excited to share my conversation with Emma Juniper today about How Not to Take Things Personally.

Are you ready?



What did you learn? What did you think? Let’s chat in the comments below!!!!




Emma Juniper is an Emotional Mastery Expert and Transformational Retreat Facilitator. She assists visionary leaders in achieving authentic freedom, dream relationships, and fast-tracking radical purpose-filled success. Juniper’s teachings were created primarily from her rapid self-empowerment journey after an intense abusive relationship resulting in trauma triggers, codependency, and floundering in emotional overwhelm. Her services are also infused with her studies and certifications in Kundalini Yoga, Quantum Touch, Sufism, Alchemy Permaculture, Lomi Lomi, Toltec and worldwide travels.

Today Juniper gracefully and boldly leads worldwide retreats, online courses, group coaching, workshops to rapidly transform drama, stress and confusion into magic, ease, and liberation. Additionally she is CEO of Kejiwa, an artisan alchemy company in Sedona. She is a mystic priestess of soul awakening empowerment who passionately designs powerful breakthrough experiences for her clients both in the US and internationally.
Some unique fun facts about her:
She used to represent the Youth and Children of the World at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, her HugTheWorld Photo Series was shown on an A&E reality tv show. Visit her website. 



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Episode 7: Astrology – The Real Deal: Debunking Sun Signs and the Zodiac with Adam Wolter

Let’s talk about Astrology. And not just reading horoscopes and seeing if our sun signs are compatible with our boyfriends– Let’s talk about what astrology is REALLY about.

Sun signs do play a part. But they are simply a part of it all. Can a 1/12 of the population really all be the same?

I never bought into sun signs. I never felt like I could fit into that box of being a pisces. Really, there are so many things playing a part to who we are.  Adam also didn’t believe in astrology, until he actually learned what it’s truth was. Now he understands it at a deep level and helps others understand it.

TO KNOW THYSELF IS POWER. Once we understand where we’ve come from, what we’ve been through, where we are at, and where the heck we are going… then we’ll start to understand this crazy world we signed up for. (Yes, you signed up to be here right now. It is no accident.) Understanding your astrology is all part of it.

Listen now:



Learn something? Have more questions? Comment below.



Adam Wolter is an evolutionary astrologer of 15 years, who offers personal guidance, teaches classes and workshops, and facilitates the Minneapolis Astrology Monthly Meetup group. He posts regular astro-weather updates, and invites individuals and organizations to “nourish their skyroots” by honoring all of the love from above. He can be reached at (612)237-6690 astrologeradam@gmail.com www.InnateWholenessAstrology.com

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Episode 6: Friend Breakups

Friend breakups isn’t a topic that is talked about often. You can find countless articles on romantic breakups… but friend breakups? How do we handle it? How do we know it’s time to breakup? 

Many people keep people in their life even when they know it doesn’t feel right. Do you know what I mean?

Just like a romantic relationship... we meet a friend and it feel magical and right, until it stops feeling right. And it actually starts to feel like a chore. Friends are supposed to be fun and supportive people in our life. We want to feel excited to see them.

Listen to this episode to dig deep into friend breakups.



Let’s take Jennifer for example. 

Jennifer was friends with Mallory for 13 years. Thats a long time. Jennifer started to notice and hear from friends that Mallory was trying to turn her other friends against her. She wanted as much attention as possible. Jennifer didn’t want to believe it as first, but other friends confirmed her behavior. The friendship finally ended after some lies were exposed and Jennifer couldn’t deny what was really going on. They broke up. She says she still misses Mallory, but knew she wasn’t being a friend. She stood up for what was best for her, even though she really loved Mallory.

Let’s take Samantha for example: 

Samantha was friends with Julie since freshmen year of college. They did EVERYTHING together in college. After college was a different story. They started to have different interests. It often felt like they had different worlds. Pretty soon it was harder to make plans since their lives were so different. Samantha didn’t want to let Julie go. They had so many awesome memories. At the same time she was less excited to see her when they did agree on something. She finally sat Julie down to chat about their friendship. Although it was a tough conversation, it needed to be had. It freed up so much emotional energy for both of them. They both were starting to feel resentment for their friendship not going how they wanted. They both acknowledged that their friendship had changed. They decided to keep in touch, but without the expectations of being ‘best friends’ like they were doing. They aren’t close anymore, but when they do see each other it’s fun to catch up on old times in college. They are both so glad they communicated their truth so they could move forward with their new shifted relationship.

Friend Breakups are hard. We love them. We are attached to them. But sometimes, it just not part of the plan to keep these people in our lives so closely.  And that is OK.

What’s most important is for you to speak your truth and always do what feeds your soul. You deserve a life that feels right. You deserve a life with friendships that feel natural and fully support you.



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Communication: How do you communicate in a difficult situation? Do you avoid? Or do you open your heart and speak your truth?