PODCAST: Inspired by Love in the Quest for Well-Being
Hosted by Valeria Teles
ABOUT THE HOST
I am on a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, experiences, and insights about physical, mental, and spiritual health.
My aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking toward a new way of being — Being Well.
Meanwhile, I write, publish books, host a podcast show, meditate, enjoy dancing, and do lots of reading!
As a fitness coach, besides exercise and diet, I suggest daily doses of reflection on life and self-examination.
In the Fit for Joy book, I wrote about the paradox of two realities that don’t match: physical health and mental chaos. The idea was to start a conversation about the “true” meaning of health and spirituality.
JUNE 12, 2019
Note: Some ideas, thoughts, advice, or insights from this podcast might be quoted in my new book, Becoming Aware.
On Mental and Spiritual Health
Photographer - Founder of Be The Change Foundation.
TOPIC: Codependency and Happiness
Interview Date: 2/11/19
“After a friend told me to read about codependency, I was awakened to my own accountability to the issues in my life and they began within myself. I started working on recovering from my life long codependency habits and mindsets that were holding not only myself back but also my husband, and I'm sure countless other relationships in my life.” - Brandy Angel
Artist / Graphic Designer - Full-Time Mom.
TOPIC: Losing Fear, Gaining Self-Confidence
Interview Date: 2/15/19
“I went from being a normal kid to being an alien who was bullied for years. This affected my self-esteem and self-worth. It made me be afraid of people, judgement and being in the public eye.” - Deja Drewit
Christian Minister, Author, Husband, U.S. Navy Veteran
TOPIC: Jesus Was Not God: What Churches Don't Teach
Interview Date: 2/14/19
“I was a secular rationalist who was skeptical about all things spiritual. While I did not know God, I accepted the concept of God. At age 32, I found God in what I describe as an epiphany. I joined a charismatic church and actually found myself inside a Christian cult.”- Rev. Edward Palmer
Alumni Coordinator at Recovery First Treatment Center
TOPIC: Addiction and The 12 Steps
Interview Date: 2/18/19
Missy Pollack is one of our Alumni Coordinators based at Recovery First Treatment Center located in Hollywood, FL. Part of Missy’s job is to work with the graduates of our treatment centers and provide them with any support that they need. She often hosts community events with alumni where they give back to their community and participate in raising awareness about addiction and recovery.
Minister, Therapist, Photographer, Father, Grandfather
TOPIC: 12 Core Concepts to Emotional and Relational Awareness
Interview Date: 2/18/19
“As a Minister and Therapist, I have seen so many individuals, families, communities, agencies and churches struggle with Emotional Instability/Distress, Relational Distress and Addictions. The calling that guides me, is to serve people no matter where they are or are at. Through that calling, I have been able to work in Institutions, Hospitals, Community Centers, Native Villages and Reservations, Schools and in Front Rooms/Kitchens. It is a joy for me to serve others and it is what we are called to do.”
Holistic Addiction and Wellness Specialist
TOPIC: There is Hope: Holistic Approach to Addiction
Interview Date: 2/21/19
Michael Roth is an experienced Holistic Addiction and Wellness Specialist. He is a Certified Addictionologist with a specialty in compulsive behaviors and disorders, a Certified Sexual Addiction Recovery Coach, a Certified Intimacy Anorexia Coach, and a nationally Certified Life Coach. He is also an author and a speaker. He has been practicing in Ventura County, CA for over 34 years.
Author, Life Coach, Blogger & Communication Trainer
TOPIC: 5 Powerful Ways to Build Your Self- Confidence
Interview Date: 2/19/19
“It took me many years to identify a life with purpose that is unique to me. My sun shines a little brighter each day, and every single day is filled with huge excitement, trust, and so much to look forward to.”
Psychologist, Keynote Speaker and an Author
TOPIC: Hurt People Hurt People
Interview Date: 1/11/19
Dr. Laura explains what an “emotional wall” is, how a person develops a co-dependent bond, how our past traumas affect our relationships, she also gives us a wonderful tree analogy for relationships, among insights and other beneficial suggestions that help heal a painful relationship.