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The Ownstream Podcast: New Paradigms For Limitless Living https://ownstream.co/blog/ New Paradigms for Limitless Living Fri, 04 Jan 2019 21:53:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://ownstream.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-logo-only-transparent-1-32x32.png The Ownstream Podcast: New Paradigms For Limitless Living https://ownstream.co/blog/ 32 32 The Ownstream podcast aims to reveal to a wide audience the dynamic new paradigms emerging in the areas of lifestyle, business and spirit via highly intimate portraits of people creating and living these exciting new modalities. Topics include: digital nomads, lifestyle entrepreneurs, tiny houses, minimalism, whole foods diets and healing, law of attraction, travel, road schooling, and more. Ownstream seeks to empower individuals with information and tools to broaden their perspectives, choose their own paths, and live more abundantly, richly, and free. Find out more at: https://ownstream.co Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean episodic Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs stephen@ownstream.co stephen@ownstream.co (Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs) © Ownstream New Paradigms For Limitless Living Encinitas, CA Weekly OS68: Ty Bollinger – The Truth About Cancer and The Health Care Matrix https://ownstream.co/tybollinger/ Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:53:22 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=7037 https://ownstream.co/tybollinger/#respond https://ownstream.co/tybollinger/feed/ 0 <p>In one significant way, Ty Bollinger is like almost all of us. He lost someone he loved very dearly to cancer. His father. In the following decade, Ty lost 6 more of his family members to cancer, including his mother. Like many of us, Ty found it hard to believe that the standard medical response his father, mother and family received was the best or only solution possible. Impassioned, he took action, and began diligently to research alternatives. Learning of the body's true power to heal itself, the natural remedies that successfully support this healing, and the profit motives driving the medical system's myopic and often ineffective approach, Ty became a revolutionary, with a mission to reveal to others these truths about cancer, and to put an end to this pandemic disease. His search took him across the country and around the world, speaking with hundreds of practitioners who have successfully used alternative cancer treatments, and people who have reversed their cancers - all kinds of cancers - using unconventional methods. These approaches, he found, have been unaccepted and actually suppressed by the mainstream healthcare system. Driven to share the truth about cancer and empower others to prevent and heal the disease, for themselves and their loved ones, Ty compiled everything he had learned into a book, and then a series of documentaries. Expanding upon everything he learned about the pharmaceutical industry and cancer, Ty recently created and released a related documentary called The Truth About Vaccines. Ty is a force to be reckoned with, and he packs this interview with at times shocking and thoroughly life-saving information and stats about cancer, the standard medical approach and its alternatives. Maybe the most important and empowering truth about cancer explained in this interview? The body, if well cared for and supported, has the power to heal itself. Our deep thanks to Ty for his tireless passion, work and commitment to the truth. Enjoy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/tybollinger/">OS68: Ty Bollinger – The Truth About Cancer and The Health Care Matrix</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

–Unknown


In one significant way, Ty Bollinger is like almost all of us.

He lost someone he loved very dearly to cancer. His father.

He was devastated and felt powerless to help, watching his father die within a month of diagnosis, after surgery to remove the cancer-filled organ – the stomach – led him to bleed to death.

In the following decade, Ty lost 6 more of his family members to cancer, including his mother.

Like many of us, Ty found it hard to believe that the standard medical response his father, mother and family received was the best or only solution possible. Impassioned, he took action, and began diligently to research alternatives.

Uniquely – and fortunately for the thousands of people he has helped since – Ty’s search became a full-time quest, and what he discovered unearthed a true calling to serve. Learning of the body’s true power to heal itself, the natural remedies that successfully support this healing, and the profit motives driving the medical system’s myopic and often ineffective approach, Ty became a revolutionary, with a mission to reveal to others these truths about cancer, and to put an end this pandemic disease.

Ty’s quest began in 1996, before widescale development of the internet, and Ty spent hours upon hours researching in libraries and conducting interviews. His search took him across the country and around the world, speaking with hundreds of practitioners who have successfully used alternative cancer treatments, and people who have reversed their cancers – all kinds of cancers – using unconventional methods.

These approaches, he found, have been unaccepted and actually suppressed by the mainstream healthcare system – specifically, the big industry that makes hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the U.S. alone from use of the standard approach. Most doctors, he says, earnestly want to help their patients, but don’t know how to, given the truths that have been suppressed.

Driven to share the truth about cancer and empower others to prevent and heal the disease, for themselves and their loved ones, Ty compiled everything he had learned into a book, and then a series of documentaries, which he released in waves from 2015 to 2017, called The Truth About Cancer (TTAC). Released initially for free online, the series is now available for purchase on the multi-media TTAC website, which has become a gathering place and movement for people healing from cancer using alternative remedies and questing to inform others.

Expanding upon everything he learned about the pharmaceutical industry and cancer, Ty recently created and released a related documentary called The Truth About Vaccines.

Ty is a force to be reckoned with, and he packs this interview with at times shocking and thoroughly life-saving information and stats about cancer, the standard medical approach and its alternatives. Maybe the most important and empowering truth about cancer explained in this interview? The body, if well cared for and supported, has the power to heal itself. And there are many methods – used now, around the world – that can help it do so. Thousands of people have used these techniques, and Ty Bollinger is on a mission for you to know that you can, too.

Our deep thanks to Ty for his tireless passion, work and commitment to the truth.

Enjoy.

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In one significant way, Ty Bollinger is like almost all of us. He lost someone he loved very dearly to cancer. His father. In the following decade, Ty lost 6 more of his family members to cancer, including his mother. Like many of us, In one significant way, Ty Bollinger is like almost all of us. He lost someone he loved very dearly to cancer. His father. In the following decade, Ty lost 6 more of his family members to cancer, including his mother. Like many of us, Ty found it hard to believe that the standard medical response his father, mother and family received was the best or only solution possible. Impassioned, he took action, and began diligently to research alternatives. Learning of the body's true power to heal itself, the natural remedies that successfully support this healing, and the profit motives driving the medical system's myopic and often ineffective approach, Ty became a revolutionary, with a mission to reveal to others these truths about cancer, and to put an end to this pandemic disease. His search took him across the country and around the world, speaking with hundreds of practitioners who have successfully used alternative cancer treatments, and people who have reversed their cancers - all kinds of cancers - using unconventional methods. These approaches, he found, have been unaccepted and actually suppressed by the mainstream healthcare system. Driven to share the truth about cancer and empower others to prevent and heal the disease, for themselves and their loved ones, Ty compiled everything he had learned into a book, and then a series of documentaries. Expanding upon everything he learned about the pharmaceutical industry and cancer, Ty recently created and released a related documentary called The Truth About Vaccines. Ty is a force to be reckoned with, and he packs this interview with at times shocking and thoroughly life-saving information and stats about cancer, the standard medical approach and its alternatives. Maybe the most important and empowering truth about cancer explained in this interview? The body, if well cared for and supported, has the power to heal itself. Our deep thanks to Ty for his tireless passion, work and commitment to the truth. Enjoy. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/tybollinger Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS68: Ty Bollinger - The Truth About Cancer and The Health Care Matrix clean 1:07:42
OS67: Teresa Yanaros – Divine Contact and Service with Life Beyond Earth https://ownstream.co/teresayanaros/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=7011 https://ownstream.co/teresayanaros/#respond https://ownstream.co/teresayanaros/feed/ 0 <p>Teresa Yanaros was born into life destined to unite in service with beings beyond Earth. Child of a military family stationed at RAF Woodbridge, England in the early 1980s, she grew up hearing stories about the Rendlesham Forest incident, one of the most famous UFO sightings in history worldwide. Over the years, Teresa would variously keep an open mind and resist this revelation, taking a fairly traditional path out of childhood into college, where she majored in journalism, then held a series of jobs. What remained constant, though was a quest for the truth. A turning point came when her father pointed her to a book, Journey of Souls, which documented a series of dramatically consistent stories of people's experiences between death and life--and the journey of consciousness that endures, lifetime to lifetime. For Teresa, the truth of these stories, and the vast depth of our consciousness that they revealed, could not be denied. She was awakened. With her mind cast wide open, Teresa began having supernatural experiences of her own. These experiences dramatically changed the course of her life. Teresa sold everything, quit her job, and began to write, speak and live the truth that was coming through her. She became a coach, and created a blog and YouTube channel to share her knowledge with the world. Also, Teresa now speaks regularly at conferences, and collaborates with major national movements, like the Full Disclosure Project, to spread the messages of spiritual awakening, disclosure, and the truth of our existence as consciousness. It is her mission in all her collaborations to empower others to awaken to their true, infinite power, and to join with the co-creative consciousness of the planet to manifest its positive future. Teresa is at once candid, humble and accessible; forceful and empowering; light and wise in her sharings and predictions for our future. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/teresayanaros/">OS67: Teresa Yanaros – Divine Contact and Service with Life Beyond Earth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.

~ Rumi


Teresa Yanaros was born into life destined to unite in service with beings beyond Earth.

Child of a military family stationed at RAF Woodbridge, England in the early 1980s, she grew up hearing stories about the Rendlesham Forest incident, one of the most famous UFO sightings in history worldwide. Her parents were in the military, devout Christians, and, as a result of this incident… believed in life beyond this planet.

Over the years, Teresa would variously keep an open mind and resist this revelation, taking a fairly traditional path out of childhood into college, where she majored in journalism, then held a series of jobs. What remained constant, though was a quest for the truth. A turning point came when her father pointed her to a book, Journey of Souls, which documented a series of dramatically consistent stories of people’s experiences between death and life–and the journey of consciousness that endures, lifetime to lifetime.

For Teresa, the truth of these stories, and the vast depth of our consciousness that they revealed, could not be denied. She was awakened.

With her mind cast wide open, Teresa began having supernatural experiences of her own. If you have ever had any interest in extra-terrestrial beings and contact, you must hear her tell these stories in the interview–of astral projections and overnight visits from ET spacecraft–which are far more riveting and compelling than our words could relate here.

These experiences dramatically changed the course of Teresa’s life, awakening a calling to serve others–to reveal to others the vast depth of consciousness within that exists beyond our individual notions of personhood. That we are God, Source, and infinitely powerful. And that there are beings around the universe trying desperately to help us create a positive future for the planet.

Teresa sold everything, quit her job, and began to write, speak and live the truth that was coming through her. She first put pen to paper to tell of her experiences, and hundreds of pages flowed through her into her to become her first book, What is Magic?. 

She became a coach, and created a blog and YouTube channel to share her knowledge with the world. Also, Teresa now speaks regularly at conferences, and collaborates with major national movements, like the Full Disclosure Project, to spread the messages of spiritual awakening, disclosure, and the truth of our existence as consciousness. It is her mission in all her collaborations to empower others to awaken to their true, infinite power, and to join with the co-creative consciousness of the planet to manifest its positive future.

Teresa is at once candid, humble and accessible; forceful and empowering; light and wise in her sharings and predictions for our future.

Enjoy!


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Teresa Yanaros was born into life destined to unite in service with beings beyond Earth. Child of a military family stationed at RAF Woodbridge, England in the early 1980s, she grew up hearing stories about the Rendlesham Forest incident, Teresa Yanaros was born into life destined to unite in service with beings beyond Earth. Child of a military family stationed at RAF Woodbridge, England in the early 1980s, she grew up hearing stories about the Rendlesham Forest incident, one of the most famous UFO sightings in history worldwide. Over the years, Teresa would variously keep an open mind and resist this revelation, taking a fairly traditional path out of childhood into college, where she majored in journalism, then held a series of jobs. What remained constant, though was a quest for the truth. A turning point came when her father pointed her to a book, Journey of Souls, which documented a series of dramatically consistent stories of people's experiences between death and life--and the journey of consciousness that endures, lifetime to lifetime. For Teresa, the truth of these stories, and the vast depth of our consciousness that they revealed, could not be denied. She was awakened. With her mind cast wide open, Teresa began having supernatural experiences of her own. These experiences dramatically changed the course of her life. Teresa sold everything, quit her job, and began to write, speak and live the truth that was coming through her. She became a coach, and created a blog and YouTube channel to share her knowledge with the world. Also, Teresa now speaks regularly at conferences, and collaborates with major national movements, like the Full Disclosure Project, to spread the messages of spiritual awakening, disclosure, and the truth of our existence as consciousness. It is her mission in all her collaborations to empower others to awaken to their true, infinite power, and to join with the co-creative consciousness of the planet to manifest its positive future. Teresa is at once candid, humble and accessible; forceful and empowering; light and wise in her sharings and predictions for our future. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/teresayanaros Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS67: Teresa Yanaros - Divine Contact and Service with Life Beyond Earth clean 1:18:55
OS66: Peta Kelly – Earth is Hiring, Our New Way to Live, Lead, Earn and Give https://ownstream.co/petakelly/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:34:29 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6962 https://ownstream.co/petakelly/#respond https://ownstream.co/petakelly/feed/ 0 <p>What's the new way to live, lead, earn and give? Peta Kelly says it's simple -- and it begins and ends with our alignment. Peta always lived with a desire to serve others. Her interest in serving our collective health led her first to network marketing, where she sold Isagenix health products. Her belief in the product and magnificent hustle led her to become a millionaire through this business by age 26, when she retired her single mom, and began to launch her own businesses. She even launched herself on a worldwide speaking tour. Because as she began to create, powerful messages began to come to her, and to move through her human channel. She began speaking worldwide, and creating epic sh*t of her own. She also felt a call to help people change their "money story", something we discuss in-depth in this interview. Her most recent message, lovingly and powerfully laid out in her first book, released earlier this year, is that "Earth is Hiring." That there is a "New way to live, lead, earn and give for millenials and anyone who gives a sh*t." And it begins with raising our vibration to meet Mother Earth at her highest frequency and creative brilliance. We've got it wrong when we believe we need to save the Earth, Peta says. Mother Earth is a bad*ss creator - all she needs us to do is remember that we are, too, and rise up to meet her. She says the most important thing anyone can do to meet this collective calling now, as the world rushes toward transformation, is to put your alignment first. Stop doing sh*t you hate, and recreate your life to be and serve what you love. Live in your "tap". We have everything we need, all the time to flow effortlessly with nature, and to create infinite abundance, solutions and service for others. One of the (many) awesome things about Peta that comes through in this fun, power-packed, call-to-action of an interview is that she is human as f*ck. She is no guru, but an awakened human being who has aligned with her soul's purpose and opened her own tap to allow the flow of a powerful message that is within and resonant to all of us - human beings and magical creators in one.Be who you are, and the magic within you here and now will be effortless, Peta tells us. It might even raise the vibration and change the world. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/petakelly/">OS66: Peta Kelly – Earth is Hiring, Our New Way to Live, Lead, Earn and Give</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> “Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”

~ Osho


What’s the new way to live, lead, earn and give? Peta Kelly says it’s simple — and it begins and ends with our alignment.

A self-made millionaire in her mid-20s, having come from humble (but heroic) beginnings, Peta always lived with a desire to serve others. Initially envisioning that she would serve the world as a doctor, she studied science, and went so far as to pursue a PhD. But on this more mainstream path, something else began to call to her, something she couldn’t ignore.

She heard the call to become an entrepreneur. To create.

Her interest in serving our collective health led her first to network marketing, where she sold Isagenix health products. Her belief in the product and magnificent hustle led her to become a millionaire through this business by age 26, when she retired her single mom, and began to launch her own businesses. She even launched herself on a worldwide speaking tour.

Because as she began to create, powerful messages began to come to her, and to move through her human channel. As she raised her frequency and tuned into it, she knew with the precise clarity of alignment that she was being called to share these messages with the world.

She began speaking worldwide, and creating epic sh*t of her own. Including empowering mentoring programs, a high-vibe consciousness festival, and an online tribe to unite and support this generation’s game changers – people who, like Peta, feel called and “supercharged” to serve the world, and raise our collective vibration as One. She also felt a call to help people change their “money story”, something we discuss in-depth in this interview.

Her most recent message, lovingly and powerfully laid out in her first book, released earlier this year, is that “Earth is Hiring.” That there is a “New way to live, lead, earn and give for millenials and anyone who gives a sh*t.” And it begins with raising our vibration to meet Mother Earth at her highest frequency and creative brilliance.

We’ve got it wrong when we believe we need to save the Earth, Peta says. Mother Earth is a bad*ss creator – all she needs us to do is remember that we are, too, and rise up to meet her. Work with her to raise the collective vibration, reveal the truth of our infinite power, and our ability to rise and thrive together, where we will effortlessly know harmony with Earth, and each other.

She says the most important thing anyone can do to meet this collective calling now, as the world rushes toward transformation, is to put your alignment first. No more shoulds, no more obligations. Stop doing sh*t you hate, and recreate your life to be and serve what you love. Live in your “tap”. We have everything we need, all the time to flow effortlessly with nature, and to create infinite abundance, solutions and service for others. We just kink it up in our forgetting of who we are, and block our true Power.

One of the (many) awesome things about Peta that comes through in this fun, power-packed, call-to-action of an interview is that she is human as f*ck (“human AF”, as she says; note the asterixes across this post). She is no guru, but an awakened human being who has aligned with her soul’s purpose and opened her own tap to allow the flow of a powerful message that is within and resonant to all of us – human beings and magical creators in one.

Be who you are, and the magic within you here and now will be effortless, Peta tells us. It might even raise the vibration and change the world.

Enjoy!


Selected Links from this Episode

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What's the new way to live, lead, earn and give? Peta Kelly says it's simple -- and it begins and ends with our alignment. Peta always lived with a desire to serve others. Her interest in serving our collective health led her first to network marketing... What's the new way to live, lead, earn and give? Peta Kelly says it's simple -- and it begins and ends with our alignment. Peta always lived with a desire to serve others. Her interest in serving our collective health led her first to network marketing, where she sold Isagenix health products. Her belief in the product and magnificent hustle led her to become a millionaire through this business by age 26, when she retired her single mom, and began to launch her own businesses. She even launched herself on a worldwide speaking tour. Because as she began to create, powerful messages began to come to her, and to move through her human channel. She began speaking worldwide, and creating epic sh*t of her own. She also felt a call to help people change their "money story", something we discuss in-depth in this interview. Her most recent message, lovingly and powerfully laid out in her first book, released earlier this year, is that "Earth is Hiring." That there is a "New way to live, lead, earn and give for millenials and anyone who gives a sh*t." And it begins with raising our vibration to meet Mother Earth at her highest frequency and creative brilliance. We've got it wrong when we believe we need to save the Earth, Peta says. Mother Earth is a bad*ss creator - all she needs us to do is remember that we are, too, and rise up to meet her. She says the most important thing anyone can do to meet this collective calling now, as the world rushes toward transformation, is to put your alignment first. Stop doing sh*t you hate, and recreate your life to be and serve what you love. Live in your "tap". We have everything we need, all the time to flow effortlessly with nature, and to create infinite abundance, solutions and service for others. One of the (many) awesome things about Peta that comes through in this fun, power-packed, call-to-action of an interview is that she is human as f*ck. She is no guru, but an awakened human being who has aligned with her soul's purpose and opened her own tap to allow the flow of a powerful message that is within and resonant to all of us - human beings and magical creators in one.Be who you are, and the magic within you here and now will be effortless, Peta tells us. It might even raise the vibration and change the world. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/petakelly Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS66: Peta Kelly - Earth is Hiring, Our New Way to Live, Lead, Earn and Give clean 1:05:25
OS65: Gerry Powell – Recovering His Soul & Healing Addiction with Plant Medicine https://ownstream.co/gerrypowell/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:26:19 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6916 https://ownstream.co/gerrypowell/#respond https://ownstream.co/gerrypowell/feed/ 0 <p>Gerard Armond Powell ("Gerry") has always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. To say he had an addictive personality is a gross understatement. Drugs, women, alcohol, money....you name it. Every vice known to man has written a chapter in his colorful life story. And for many years, each of these chapters had a very dark - and often catastrophic – ending. That is, until he found plant medicine. During his first ceremony, he had a chat with...the moon (of course). The moon - perhaps a vehicle for his higher self - laid out an entirely new vision for Gerry's life, and how specifically he was to help others recover from addiction using plant medicine and other powerful healing modalities. Most importantly, as Gerry describes it, that night he was reconnected with his soul. The gap between he and his true Self that he had tried so hard to fill with drugs, women, alcohol and anything else he could get his hands on, had been closed and healed. He emerged reborn. Incredibly, the guidance he received during this first ceremony played out mostly to the letter. He has since founded and runs the Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica helping hundreds of others to close the gap, reconnect with their soul and find peace, healing and recovery on the other side. In this interview, learn all about Gerry's story, including the specifics on what happened during his first experience with plant medicine, his epic encounter with the moon, his transformative healing work at Rythmia and his vision for how plants can change the world. His dramatic transformation and utter authenticity are certain to inspire anyone seeking the truth about life and our relationship with God and the natural world. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/gerrypowell/">OS65: Gerry Powell – Recovering His Soul & Healing Addiction with Plant Medicine</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> The earth has music for those who listen.

~ George Santayana


Gerard Armond Powell (“Gerry”) has always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. To say he had an addictive personality is a gross understatement.

Drugs, women, alcohol, money….you name it. Every vice known to man has written a chapter in his colorful life story. And for many years, each of these chapters had a very dark – and often catastrophic – ending.

That is, until he found plant medicine, through a series of synchronicities and the direction of a shaman friend in Southeast Asia. At his wit’s end – having tried rehab, therapy and other more mainstream recovery options, with no success – he decided to go for it. He had absolutely nothing at that point to lose.

What happened then and there is nothing short of a miracle. During his first plant medicine ceremony, he had a chat with…the moon (of course). The moon – perhaps a vehicle for his higher self – laid out an entirely new vision for Gerry’s life, and how specifically he was to help others recover from addiction using plant medicine and other powerful healing modalities. He was even told where exactly this work was to take place, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Most importantly, as Gerry describes it, that night he was reconnected with his soul. The gap between he and his true Self that he had tried so hard to fill with drugs, women, alcohol and anything else he could get his hands on, had been closed and healed. He emerged reborn.

Incredibly, the guidance he received during this first ceremony played out mostly to the letter. He has since founded and runs the Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica (link + special offer for Ownstream listeners, below) helping hundreds of others to close the gap, reconnect with their soul and find peace, healing and recovery on the other side.

The Entrance to Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica

In this interview, learn all about Gerry’s story, including the specifics on what happened during his first experience with plant medicine, his epic encounter with the moon (which also includes a typewriter), his transformative healing work at Rythmia and his vision for how plants can change the world.

Plus, Gerry is a total joy to chat with and listen to. He’s down to earth, hilarious and powerfully transparent. Mostly, what we reveal in this interview is a man clearly and deeply in love with his calling and his life. His dramatic transformation and utter authenticity are certain to inspire anyone seeking the truth about life and our relationship with God and the natural world.

Enjoy!


Selected Links from this Episode

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Gerard Armond Powell ("Gerry") has always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. To say he had an addictive personality is a gross understatement. Drugs, women, alcohol, money....you name it. Every vice known to man has written a chapter in his colorful l... Gerard Armond Powell ("Gerry") has always been an all-or-nothing kind of guy. To say he had an addictive personality is a gross understatement. Drugs, women, alcohol, money....you name it. Every vice known to man has written a chapter in his colorful life story. And for many years, each of these chapters had a very dark - and often catastrophic – ending. That is, until he found plant medicine. During his first ceremony, he had a chat with...the moon (of course). The moon - perhaps a vehicle for his higher self - laid out an entirely new vision for Gerry's life, and how specifically he was to help others recover from addiction using plant medicine and other powerful healing modalities. Most importantly, as Gerry describes it, that night he was reconnected with his soul. The gap between he and his true Self that he had tried so hard to fill with drugs, women, alcohol and anything else he could get his hands on, had been closed and healed. He emerged reborn. Incredibly, the guidance he received during this first ceremony played out mostly to the letter. He has since founded and runs the Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica helping hundreds of others to close the gap, reconnect with their soul and find peace, healing and recovery on the other side. In this interview, learn all about Gerry's story, including the specifics on what happened during his first experience with plant medicine, his epic encounter with the moon, his transformative healing work at Rythmia and his vision for how plants can change the world. His dramatic transformation and utter authenticity are certain to inspire anyone seeking the truth about life and our relationship with God and the natural world. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/gerrypowell Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS65: Gerry Powell - Recovering His Soul & Healing Addiction with Plant Medicine clean 1:06:24
OS64: Jason Moore – Location Independence as a Way of Life https://ownstream.co/jasonmoore/ Thu, 24 May 2018 14:16:09 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6818 https://ownstream.co/jasonmoore/#respond https://ownstream.co/jasonmoore/feed/ 0 <p>When asking how our lives might look different if we were to follow our hearts and dreams, so many of us point to travel. For most of us, travel represents freedom in one way or another - the ability to do whatever we want to, go wherever we want to, whenever we want to do it. But many of us never do it - or do it only in the limited, accepted, prescribed way - for a couple weeks of vacation a year, here or there. We feel confined to one place, limited by time, money, and location-dependent obligations. No so for Jason Moore. After college, Jason longed to travel - to take off in the spirit of adventure. Despite $20,000 in student loan debt, Jason took a leap of faith that he could support himself on the road, and took off. What he found on his way was that many of the mind stories that stop us from traveling are actually made up of myths. That is, it’s not actually impossible to make money while traveling - in fact, he was able to pay off his student loans while traveling and working on the road. Jason’s own experience learning how to travel and experience freedom and location independence soon became his passion to serve and help others. Along the way, he partnered up with fellow traveler and friend, Travis Sherry, and created an online community, “Location Indie”, for people living this so-called alternative lifestyle. Jason comes through in this interview as a down-to-earth, warm, and easy-going guy, and also a deeply knowledgeable and experienced expert in the art of travel and freedom. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/jasonmoore/">OS64: Jason Moore – Location Independence as a Way of Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.

– Sir Richard Burton


When asking how our lives might look different if we were to follow our hearts and dreams, so many of us point to travel.

For most of us, travel represents freedom in one way or another – the ability to do whatever we want to, go wherever we want to, whenever we want to do it.

But many of us never do it – or do it only in the limited, accepted, prescribed way – for a couple weeks of vacation a year, here or there. We feel confined to one place, limited by time, money, and location-dependent obligations.

No so for Jason Moore.

After college, Jason longed to travel – to take off in the spirit of adventure, and go wherever he wanted to go, whenever he wanted to, finding a way to pay for it along the way – something that has more recently, as the number of digital nomads has climbed, been termed “location independence.”

Despite $20,000 in student loan debt, Jason took a leap of faith that he could support himself on the road, and took off. To pay the bills – which were fairly minimal – he took a series of jobs that allowed him to travel where he wanted to go. He organized and promoted events, was an adventure travel tour guide for a summer and even served as a tour manager for a band.

What he found on his way was that many of the mind stories that stop us from traveling are actually made up of myths. That is, it’s not actually impossible to make money while traveling – in fact, he was able to pay off his student loans while traveling and working on the road. And, it’s not actually that expensive to travel and live abroad across most of the world.

Jason’s own experience learning how to travel and experience freedom and location independence soon became his passion to serve and help others. He began to talk to people about their own dreams, their own callings for freedom and travel. He loved listening, and realized that he had amassed so much useful experience and tools for living and traveling that he could really help others do this.

Along the way, he partnered up with fellow traveler and friend, Travis Sherry, and created an online community, “Location Indie”, for people living this so-called alternative lifestyle. Living and working on the road is not always easy – there are challenges, and it can be lonely – and having a community of others who believe in living the same way, and who can provide support and tips from their own experience, he says, is crucial to enjoying it and feeling good and excited about continuing onward.

Together with Trav, he has also worked hard to pull together the top courses and resources that are available online for living a travel lifestyle, including how to start an online business, how to teach abroad, how to learn other languages, and many more, which he and Trav will release in what they call “The Paradise Pack” next week – available for one week only, May 29-June 4, 2018.

Jason comes through in this interview as a down-to-earth, warm, and easy-going guy, and also a deeply knowledgeable and experienced expert in the art of travel and freedom. He makes it clear that everyone has their own vision for freedom, and what kind of travel lifestyle – part- or full-time, lux or budget, etc. – will fulfill their dreams.

These days, he is in Norway, raising his 2-year-old daughter together with his partner, and is less frequently mobile. But, travel is still a passion, and he is learning how to be free and independent and build a life of travel that makes his family happy, too. All more experience that will help Jason help others to create the freedom and travel lifestyles of their own unique calling and design.

Enjoy!


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When asking how our lives might look different if we were to follow our hearts and dreams, so many of us point to travel. For most of us, travel represents freedom in one way or another - the ability to do whatever we want to, go wherever we want to, When asking how our lives might look different if we were to follow our hearts and dreams, so many of us point to travel. For most of us, travel represents freedom in one way or another - the ability to do whatever we want to, go wherever we want to, whenever we want to do it. But many of us never do it - or do it only in the limited, accepted, prescribed way - for a couple weeks of vacation a year, here or there. We feel confined to one place, limited by time, money, and location-dependent obligations. No so for Jason Moore. After college, Jason longed to travel - to take off in the spirit of adventure. Despite $20,000 in student loan debt, Jason took a leap of faith that he could support himself on the road, and took off. What he found on his way was that many of the mind stories that stop us from traveling are actually made up of myths. That is, it’s not actually impossible to make money while traveling - in fact, he was able to pay off his student loans while traveling and working on the road. Jason’s own experience learning how to travel and experience freedom and location independence soon became his passion to serve and help others. Along the way, he partnered up with fellow traveler and friend, Travis Sherry, and created an online community, “Location Indie”, for people living this so-called alternative lifestyle. Jason comes through in this interview as a down-to-earth, warm, and easy-going guy, and also a deeply knowledgeable and experienced expert in the art of travel and freedom. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/jasonmoore Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS64: Jason Moore - Location Independence as a Way of Life clean 1:25:18
OS63: Brandy Gillmore – Our Unlimited Power to Heal Chronic Pain https://ownstream.co/brandygillmore/ Thu, 10 May 2018 13:46:34 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6783 https://ownstream.co/brandygillmore/#respond https://ownstream.co/brandygillmore/feed/ 0 <p>Brandy Gillmore refused to take "no" for an answer. After a car accident and a fall that injured her spine, the former athlete was left with devastating, chronic pain throughout her body. She spent days - years - laying in bed, watching TV, with a constant morphine supply that couldn't even ease the pain, getting out of the house only to see doctors, and confined to a wheelchair. Determined to heal this pain, and live a full life, she simply could not - would not - believe what every doctor told her: that there was no solution to heal her condition. In the countless hours of research on health and healing she had done since her accident, she remembered reading many stories of people getting well just taking the placebo - that is, the inactive pill, the non-remedy, to provide a control group for the study of a treatment. What if the solution to her dilemma lay outside of the traditional system of health and healing in our society... and in her own mind? What if... she could heal herself? As we can see meeting and listening to the vibrant, healthy, powerful Brandy of today, the answer was a resounding - YES. Today, Brandy walks with ease, strength, and free from any pain or support, sharing her message of empowerment, and teaching others how to heal themselves too. In this extraordinary conversation, learn all about Brandy's journey from chronic pain and desperation to power, vitality and purpose. Even if you do not suffer from physical pain, Brandy's story confirms for all of us that we have the power to create our own well being, that consciousness is the true power, and that each of us has more of it than we could ever possibly need. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/brandygillmore/">OS63: Brandy Gillmore – Our Unlimited Power to Heal Chronic Pain</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

~ C. S. Lewis


Brandy Gillmore refused to take “no” for an answer.

After a car accident and a fall that injured her spine, the former athlete was left with devastating, chronic pain throughout her body. She spent days – years – laying in bed, watching TV, with a constant morphine supply that couldn’t even ease the pain, using a wheelchair, walker – and later, a cane – to get around. Determined to heal this pain, and live a full life, she simply could not – would not – believe what every doctor told her: that there was no solution to heal her condition.

A bright light seemed to emerge from this tunnel of darkness when Brandy was invited to join an experimental study, until her doctor told her that her condition was too hopeless for her to participate. It was at that moment, at the depth of despair and hopelessness, that she was struck with the realization that led her to glimpse hope, and find her own way out – she remembered the placebo effect.

That is: in the countless hours of research on health and healing she had done since her accident, she remembered reading many stories of people getting well just taking the placebo – that is, the inactive pill, the non-remedy, to provide a control group for the study of a treatment. What if she didn’t need to be in this study at all? What if the solution to her dilemma lay outside of the traditional system of health and healing in our society… and in her own mind?

What if… she could heal herself?

As we can see meeting and listening to the vibrant, healthy, powerful Brandy of today, the answer was a resounding – YES. Today, Brandy walks with ease, strength, and free from any pain of support, sharing her message of empowerment, and teaching others how to heal themselves too.

In this extraordinary conversation, learn all about Brandy’s journey from chronic pain and desperation to power, vitality and purpose. Specifically, we discuss:

  • The vast buffet of ways Brandy tried to heal herself, the limits of the mainstream health care approach, and the self-directed techniques that finally worked;
  • Her dramatic physical healing, and how it led to a totally new, fuller way of living, and dynamic sense of purpose;
  • How Brandy now helps others to relieve their own pain and infinite other bodily disorders in a matter of minutes; and
  • The power of our emotions in our sickness and health: how the emotions we bury deep within our subconscious mind can wreak havoc on our body and life if left unseen, and how also they are keys to freedom, vitality and profound transformation if uncovered and healed.

Even if you do not suffer from physical pain, Brandy’s story confirms for all of us that we have the power to create our own well being, that consciousness is the true power, and that each of us has more of it than we could ever possibly need.

Enjoy!


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Brandy Gillmore refused to take "no" for an answer. After a car accident and a fall that injured her spine, the former athlete was left with devastating, chronic pain throughout her body. She spent days - years - laying in bed, watching TV, Brandy Gillmore refused to take "no" for an answer. After a car accident and a fall that injured her spine, the former athlete was left bedridden with devastating, chronic pain throughout her body. She spent days - years - laying in bed, watching TV, with a constant morphine supply that couldn't even ease the pain, getting out of the house only to see doctors, and confined to a wheelchair. Determined to heal this pain, and live a full life, she simply could not - would not - believe what every doctor told her: that there was no solution to heal her condition. In the countless hours of research on health and healing she had done since her accident, she remembered reading many stories of people getting well just taking the placebo - that is, the inactive pill, the non-remedy, to provide a control group for the study of a treatment. What if the solution to her dilemma lay outside of the traditional system of health and healing in our society... and in her own mind? What if... she could heal herself? As we can see meeting and listening to the vibrant, healthy, powerful Brandy of today, the answer was a resounding - YES. Today, Brandy walks with ease, strength, and free from any pain or support, sharing her message of empowerment, and teaching others how to heal themselves too. In this extraordinary conversation, learn all about Brandy's journey from chronic pain and desperation to power, vitality and purpose. Even if you do not suffer from physical pain, Brandy's story confirms for all of us that we have the power to create our own well being, that consciousness is the true power, and that each of us has more of it than we could ever possibly need. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/brandygillmore Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS63: Brandy Gillmore - Our Unlimited Power to Heal Chronic Pain clean 1:32:00
OS62: Daniel Eisenman – The #OmDaddy on Fun & Breaking the Paradigm of “Normal” https://ownstream.co/danieleisenman/ Thu, 03 May 2018 13:20:54 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6753 https://ownstream.co/danieleisenman/#respond https://ownstream.co/danieleisenman/feed/ 0 <p>What do you think of as "normal"? From an early age, Daniel Eisenman questioned what he was told is "normal" - the standard way that he and others were supposed to be. At first, he played around with "breaking normal" - like many teenagers do - by challenging the rules set around him, and acting a bit reckless. But for the most part he stayed on track. After high school, he went to college, and chose to study pre-med, like all the good kids did, and like his parents wanted. He graduated and took the MCATs. But as applications to med school approached he started to question this "normal" path more fundamentally. Something within him knew there was more to his life, and his role in the world, and he decided to take a year off. That year has since become ten (& counting). He hasn't stopped or resumed his former course. Instead, what he found while taking time off from the prescribed path is that there are, actually, infinite ways to live your life. “Normal" is just a conditioned story - unique to each of us, and the story we specifically were told. At first, he sought how "to get paid to do the things he would pay to do", leading to all sorts of adventures that defy our normal beliefs about what we must do to make money. Along the way of following his fun, he saw his idea of fun change. What became most fun, and most exciting, actually, was being true to himself, and serving others in a way that was aligned with his values and beliefs. Every day for Daniel now is adventure in following his own fun, excitement and alignment. He travels often, around the country and the world, lives in vibrant health, enjoys a passionate love relationship, and these days, is most awed by his 1-year-old daughter, Divina, who last year became a viral star with him online as he OM’d her to sleep. Daniel is a real, open-hearted, generous guy who lives a wildly epic life and wants you to know you can, too. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/danieleisenman/">OS62: Daniel Eisenman – The #OmDaddy on Fun & Breaking the Paradigm of “Normal”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> I enjoy jokes, smiling, and making people smile. I may be a little different, but that’s OK, who wants to be normal anyway?

~ Tim Duncan


What do you think of as “normal”?

What way to dress? Eat? Work? Live? Have you ever wondered where these ideas came from? It’s amazing what we accept to be truth – and the way things are supposed to be – simply because we’ve been told it is so. And that we want to spend our lives being what’s usual, typical, or expected.

From an early age, Daniel Eisenman questioned what he was told is “normal” – the standard way that he and others were supposed to be.

At first, he played around with breaking normal – like many teenagers do – by challenging the rules set around him, and acting a bit reckless. He drove fast, got caught by the cops, and one time, rolled his mother’s car.

But for the most part, early on, he stayed on track. After high school, he went to college, and chose to study pre-med, like all the good kids did, and like his parents wanted. He graduated and took the MCATs. But as applications to med school approached, and he looked ahead, he started to question this “normal” path more fundamentally. Something within him knew there was more to his life, and his role in the world, and he decided to take a year off.

That year has since become ten more.

He hasn’t stopped, or resumed his former course. Instead, what he found while taking time off from the prescribed path is that there are, actually, infinite ways to live your life. That “normal” is just a conditioned story – unique to each of us, and the story we specifically were told. And he’s spent the last ten years experimenting with how to live a life that’s fun, exciting and true to himself – aligned with his beliefs and in service to others.

At first, he sought how “to get paid to do the things he would pay to do”, leading to all sorts of adventures that defy our normal beliefs about what we must do to make money. He got gigs at concerts he wanted to see, and paid for life in NYC by carrying a stiletto on a silver platter in a tux, and creating a 1000-photo marketing campaign for Little Debbie snack cakes. He later became an internet sensation by creating raw vegan feasts from dumpster dives.

Along the way of following his fun, he saw his idea of fun change. What became most fun, and most exciting, actually, was being true to himself, and serving others in a way that was aligned with his values and beliefs. Pandering Little Debbie’s as a raw vegan was a dramatic experience in contrast; later, promoting a raw vegan lifestyle stopped resonating when his own body rejected that diet as dogma.

What Daniel found to be most fun, and most exciting was to show others that they too can “break normal” – recognize and overcome their societal conditioning, discard this self-imposed prison, and rediscover and realign their lives with the joys of their own inner, wild child. For over ten years now, he has been traveling the world leading adventurous, “funcomfortable” personal breakthrough retreats in beautiful, exotic and remote destinations. He has also written a book on his experiences with “Breaking Normal”, and recently launched an app that is meant to be a retreat experience in a pocket (links to both below).

Every day for Daniel now is an adventure in following his own fun, excitement and alignment. He travels often, around the country and the world, lives in vibrant health, enjoys a passionate love relationship, and these days, is most awed by his 1-year-old daughter, Divina, who last year became a viral star with him online as he OM’d her to sleep.

Daniel is a real, open-hearted, generous guy who lives a wildly epic life and wants you to know you can, too. He has helped hundreds of people in his intimate, powerful retreats to shed their own self-constructed prisons, recover their inner wild child, and understand their unlimited freedom to live. He offers so much of himself, his own journey and what he has learned in working with others in this interview, and we are thrilled to share him with you.

Enjoy!


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What do you think of as "normal"? From an early age, Daniel Eisenman questioned what he was told is "normal" - the standard way that he and others were supposed to be. At first, he played around with "breaking normal" - like many teenagers do - by chal... What do you think of as "normal"? From an early age, Daniel Eisenman questioned what he was told is "normal" - the standard way that he and others were supposed to be. At first, he played around with "breaking normal" - like many teenagers do - by challenging the rules set around him, and acting a bit reckless. But for the most part he stayed on track. After high school, he went to college, and chose to study pre-med, like all the good kids did, and like his parents wanted. He graduated and took the MCATs. But as applications to med school approached he started to question this "normal" path more fundamentally. Something within him knew there was more to his life, and his role in the world, and he decided to take a year off. That year has since become ten (& counting). He hasn't stopped or resumed his former course. Instead, what he found while taking time off from the prescribed path is that there are, actually, infinite ways to live your life. “Normal" is just a conditioned story - unique to each of us, and the story we specifically were told. At first, he sought how "to get paid to do the things he would pay to do", leading to all sorts of adventures that defy our normal beliefs about what we must do to make money. Along the way of following his fun, he saw his idea of fun change. What became most fun, and most exciting, actually, was being true to himself, and serving others in a way that was aligned with his values and beliefs. Every day for Daniel now is adventure in following his own fun, excitement and alignment. He travels often, around the country and the world, lives in vibrant health, enjoys a passionate love relationship, and these days, is most awed by his 1-year-old daughter, Divina, who last year became a viral star with him online as he OM’d her to sleep. Daniel is a real, open-hearted, generous guy who lives a wildly epic life and wants you to know you can, too. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/danieleisenman Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS62: Daniel Eisenman - The #OmDaddy on Fun & Breaking the Paradigm of "Normal" clean 1:12:21
OS61: Kathleen Morton – Vanlife, Breaking The Rules & Creating Your Own Life Story https://ownstream.co/kathleenmorton/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:40:09 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6489 https://ownstream.co/kathleenmorton/#respond https://ownstream.co/kathleenmorton/feed/ 0 <p>Kathleen Morton never understood why people seem to live by the same unwritten rules. As a child, she most enjoyed the sanctuary of her bedroom, where her natural creativity flourished. Like many of us, when she graduated high school and moved into the larger world, Kathleen believed, as her parents encouraged her to, that a traditional education and career path would bring her happiness, money and success in life. Returning home after college, one potential story of her life flashed before her eyes: hanging out with the same friends, doing the same things every day, in a mechanical urban environment and routine. Something inside her knew there was more to life, and called out for the vast, open expanses of nature, which spoke of unlimited possibility. She moved to Colorado, and soon, the city girl who didn't know how to hike found herself more and more at home in the outdoors. As she spent more time in nature, she began to question the way she lived, and the footprint she was making on the Earth. To live closer to nature, she bought a pop-up camper with her then boyfriend for $1,800. Finding space with a local family, she and her boyfriend made home there anew. They felt the changes of seasons and morning dew directly through the permeable camper walls, and comingled with the local wildlife. Kathleen wondered - finding more financial and personal freedom - why more people didn't live this way. What began as an experiment with tiny, off-grid living soon revealed itself as a calling, and a new story for Kathleen's life: to live closely and in flow with nature, minimize her impact on the environment, and tell her story - and those of others making life this way - to show others that this is, in fact possible, and maybe inspire them to do the same. Today, Kathleen lives and wanders through nature in a 1987 Toyota van, together with her dog, Peaches. She has created a blog and podcast where she tells her story and the stories of other van dwellers, and she serves this community by creating monthly #vanlife gatherings around the country, where the growing community of mobile, alternative home explorers can gather on the frontier, support one another in the lifestyle and movement they are pioneering. She talks in this intimate interview about what it's really like to live and work all over the country in a van, and why - despite the challenges - she feels endlessly fortunate that she is able to live in this way, enjoy the open freedom of her days, and create her own story of her life each day. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/kathleenmorton/">OS61: Kathleen Morton – Vanlife, Breaking The Rules & Creating Your Own Life Story</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> BTW: Our Sprinter Van is now available for rent! Click here to learn more & view availability.

“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story.”

– Michael Margolis


Kathleen Morton never understood why people seem to live by the same unwritten rules.

As a child in a fairly traditional family and school, she most enjoyed the sanctuary of her bedroom, where she could shut the door on the outside workings of life, and where her natural creativity flourished. There, Kathleen would spend hours on end in the magical space of her own creation – writing and illustrating children’s stories with no limits or prescriptions.

Like many of us, when she graduated high school and moved into the larger world, Kathleen believed, as her parents encouraged her to, that a traditional education and career path would bring her happiness, money and success in life. She left her childhood home and went to college to study business.

She found almost immediately that this path did not work for her. No matter the effort to will herself forward, she couldn’t pay attention in class or take tests in the subject.

With the encouragement of a classmate and friend who seemed to love her classes (and even the tests!), Kathleen changed her focus to something that personally inspired her. As a lifelong storyteller, she was drawn to a double major in journalism and psychology.

Returning home after college, one potential story of her life flashed before her eyes: hanging out with the same friends, doing the same things every day, in a mechanical urban environment and routine. Something inside Kathleen told her that there was more to life, and called out for the vast, open expanses of nature, which spoke of unlimited possibility. She moved to Colorado, and soon, the city girl who didn’t know how to hike found herself more and more at home in the outdoors.

As she spent more time in nature, packing in and packing out everything she needed and leaving no trace, she began to question the way she lived, and the footprint she was making on the Earth. At home in her apartment, she used resources from the grid (water, electricity, etc.) without thought to their potential limits, or the impact she was making on our planet.

To live closer to the Earth, she bought a pop-up camper with her then boyfriend for $1,800, and messaged a bunch of people renting homes on Airbnb to see who might be willing to rent her a piece of their land. Finding space with a local family, she and her boyfriend made home there anew. They bought a composting toilet, lived without electricity, and were responsible for all of their own water. They felt the changes of seasons and morning dew directly through the permeable camper walls, and comingled with the local wildlife. Kathleen wondered – finding more financial and personal freedom – why more people didn’t live this way.

What began as an experiment with tiny, off-grid living soon revealed itself as a calling, and a new story for Kathleen’s life: to live closely and in flow with nature, minimize her impact on the environment, and tell her story – and those of others making life this way – to show others that this is, in fact possible, and maybe inspire them to do the same.

Today, Kathleen has brought one of her favorite childhood stories to life: she now lives and wanders through nature in a 1987 Toyota van, together with her dog, Peaches. She has created a blog and podcast where she tells her story and the stories of other van dwellers, and she serves this community by creating monthly #vanlife gatherings around the country, where the growing community of mobile, alternative home explorers can gather on the frontier, support one another in the lifestyle and movement they are pioneering.

She admits openly that breaking all the rules for living and creating a new story for herself in this way has its challenges, and that she hasn’t figured it all out yet. She talks in this intimate interview about what it’s really like to live and work all over the country in a van, and why – despite the challenges – she feels endlessly fortunate that she is able to live in this way, enjoy the open freedom of her days, and create her own story of her life each day.

Enjoy!


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Kathleen Morton never understood why people seem to live by the same unwritten rules. As a child, she most enjoyed the sanctuary of her bedroom, where her natural creativity flourished. Like many of us, when she graduated high school and moved into the... Kathleen Morton never understood why people seem to live by the same unwritten rules. As a child, she most enjoyed the sanctuary of her bedroom, where her natural creativity flourished. Like many of us, when she graduated high school and moved into the larger world, Kathleen believed, as her parents encouraged her to, that a traditional education and career path would bring her happiness, money and success in life. Returning home after college, one potential story of her life flashed before her eyes: hanging out with the same friends, doing the same things every day, in a mechanical urban environment and routine. Something inside her knew there was more to life, and called out for the vast, open expanses of nature, which spoke of unlimited possibility. She moved to Colorado, and soon, the city girl who didn't know how to hike found herself more and more at home in the outdoors. As she spent more time in nature, she began to question the way she lived, and the footprint she was making on the Earth. To live closer to nature, she bought a pop-up camper with her then boyfriend for $1,800. Finding space with a local family, she and her boyfriend made home there anew. They felt the changes of seasons and morning dew directly through the permeable camper walls, and comingled with the local wildlife. Kathleen wondered - finding more financial and personal freedom - why more people didn't live this way. What began as an experiment with tiny, off-grid living soon revealed itself as a calling, and a new story for Kathleen's life: to live closely and in flow with nature, minimize her impact on the environment, and tell her story - and those of others making life this way - to show others that this is, in fact possible, and maybe inspire them to do the same. Today, Kathleen lives and wanders through nature in a 1987 Toyota van, together with her dog, Peaches. She has created a blog and podcast where she tells her story and the stories of other van dwellers, and she serves this community by creating monthly #vanlife gatherings around the country, where the growing community of mobile, alternative home explorers can gather on the frontier, support one another in the lifestyle and movement they are pioneering. She talks in this intimate interview about what it's really like to live and work all over the country in a van, and why - despite the challenges - she feels endlessly fortunate that she is able to live in this way, enjoy the open freedom of her days, and create her own story of her life each day. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/kathleenmorton Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS61: Kathleen Morton - Vanlife, Breaking The Rules & Creating Your Own Life Story clean 1:38:44
OS60: Annie Hart – The Explosive Joy of Living as “God in a Bod” https://ownstream.co/anniehart/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:00:37 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6441 https://ownstream.co/anniehart/#comments https://ownstream.co/anniehart/feed/ 1 <p>From childhood, Stan Hartmann lived with a nagging feeling that something about him wasn't quite right. He never liked the activities other boys did, and when he grew up, he took on his father's business with great reluctance. He married, had a family, and became a Christian. Later, he remarried, but was never able to enjoy a sexual relationship with a woman. His thirst for God was deep, and even when he quit working to focus only on his spiritual search, and reached the apex of that search - experiencing full realization of the Absolute One - there remained an underlying tension in his human existence. He didn't like living. Then, one day, his partner lovingly called out the elephant in the room of their two-year relationship. She asked why he could not make love to her. The truth exploded out of him: "because I'm not a man!” In that instant, years of lies and pretending revealed themselves, and shed themselves from his body like layers of unshackled bondage. Stan experienced for the first time the truth of his authentic self, the reason he had never felt comfortable in his body or truly joyous in his life. Becoming one with his authentic self, Stan became Annie, and with the veil lifted, embodied life took on new glory, joy, and meaning. Becoming her fully embodied, authentic self, she now understands the experience of life as the Creator intended in knowing itself in this way - the full experience of "God in a bod.” Most important, she says, this is an experience all of us can have - in fact, we are meant to have it. This is why we came here: to understand and come to know, through the power of contrast and with infinitely joyous (re)union, who we really, truly are - our divine selves. It's not about gender, ultimately - it's about the burning truth inside of each of us that we are holding back, pushing down, disallowing - a truth that is perfectly unique to each human being, and their authentic self. Annie's story is truly about the journey of every human life - finding out who we really are, and embodying it, experiencing it... and becoming One with it. On the other side is pure technicolor: the wild joy, light, love and radiance of this creation. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/anniehart/">OS60: Annie Hart – The Explosive Joy of Living as “God in a Bod”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.

– Janis Joplin


Have you ever felt that you are living someone else’s life? That there is another “you” deep within? Someone who would choose to look and feel and live this life in a totally different way?

Often, we live the way someone else has told us to, believing that the wants and yearnings and excitements bouncing around inside of us are only fantasies, meant to be kept quiet in order to be a responsible person, and do what we “should”.

Sometimes – if we are lucky – we will reach a breaking point, at which the contrast between the external self we have fabricated and the true, authentic self within us becomes intolerable, and the truth explodes out of us, cracking our double life wide open, beyond repair.

From childhood, Stan Hartmann lived with a nagging feeling that something about him wasn’t quite right. He never liked the activities other boys did, and when he grew up, he took on his father’s business with great reluctance. He married, had a family, and became a Christian. Later, he remarried, but was never able to enjoy a sexual relationship with a woman.

His thirst for God was deep, and even when he quit working to focus only on his spiritual search, and reached the apex of that search – experiencing full realization of the Absolute One – there remained an underlying tension, pain and lack in his human existence. He didn’t like living.

Then, one day, Stan reached the breaking point.

His partner lovingly called out the elephant in the room of their two-year relationship. She asked why – despite their deep friendship, emotional and spiritual connection – he could not make love to her.

The truth exploded out of him: “because I’m not a fucking male.”

In that instant, years of lies and pretending revealed themselves, and shed themselves from his body like layers of unshackled bondage. Stan experienced for the first time the truth of his authentic self, the reason he had never felt comfortable in his body or truly joyous in his life. He saw that he had created a persona for others that was not his own. Becoming one with his authentic self, Stan became Annie, and with the veil lifted, embodied life took on new glory, joy, and meaning.

Today, Annie lives in wild wonder at the experience of being human – the flowers shine brilliant colors, human beings radiate aliveness, and life is an adventure of unlimited joy and potential, with no bounds. Becoming her fully embodied, authentic self, as she describes it, she now understands the experience of life as the Creator intended in knowing itself in this way – the full experience of “God in a bod.”

Most important, she says, this is an experience all of us can have – in fact, we are meant to have it. This is why we came here: to understand and come to know, through the power of contrast and with infinitely joyous (re)union, who we really, truly are – our divine selves.

It’s not about gender, ultimately – it’s about the burning truth inside of each of us that we are holding back, pushing down, disallowing – a truth that is perfectly unique to each human being, and their authentic self.

Majestic in the beauty, emotion and magnitude of its transformation, Annie’s story is really about the journey of every human life – about finding out who we really are, and embodying it, experiencing it… and becoming One with it.

On the other side is pure technicolor: the wild joy, light, love and radiance of this creation. You know, only that.

Enjoy!


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From childhood, Stan Hartmann lived with a nagging feeling that something about him wasn't quite right. He never liked the activities other boys did, and when he grew up, he took on his father's business with great reluctance. He married, From childhood, Stan Hartmann lived with a nagging feeling that something about him wasn't quite right. He never liked the activities other boys did, and when he grew up, he took on his father's business with great reluctance. He married, had a family, and became a Christian. Later, he remarried, but was never able to enjoy a sexual relationship with a woman. His thirst for God was deep, and even when he quit working to focus only on his spiritual search, and reached the apex of that search - experiencing full realization of the Absolute One - there remained an underlying tension in his human existence. He didn't like living. Then, one day, his partner lovingly called out the elephant in the room of their two-year relationship. She asked why he could not make love to her. The truth exploded out of him: "because I'm not a man!” In that instant, years of lies and pretending revealed themselves, and shed themselves from his body like layers of unshackled bondage. Stan experienced for the first time the truth of his authentic self, the reason he had never felt comfortable in his body or truly joyous in his life. Becoming one with his authentic self, Stan became Annie, and with the veil lifted, embodied life took on new glory, joy, and meaning. Becoming her fully embodied, authentic self, she now understands the experience of life as the Creator intended in knowing itself in this way - the full experience of "God in a bod.” Most important, she says, this is an experience all of us can have - in fact, we are meant to have it. This is why we came here: to understand and come to know, through the power of contrast and with infinitely joyous (re)union, who we really, truly are - our divine selves. It's not about gender, ultimately - it's about the burning truth inside of each of us that we are holding back, pushing down, disallowing - a truth that is perfectly unique to each human being, and their authentic self. Annie's story is truly about the journey of every human life - finding out who we really are, and embodying it, experiencing it... and becoming One with it. On the other side is pure technicolor: the wild joy, light, love and radiance of this creation. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/anniehart Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS60: Annie Hart - The Explosive Joy of Living as "God in a Bod" clean 2:21:00
OS59: Theresa & Stephen – Exit The Matrix, 8 Tools for Limitless Living https://ownstream.co/exitthematrix/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:22:35 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6403 https://ownstream.co/exitthematrix/#respond https://ownstream.co/exitthematrix/feed/ 0 <p>In 1999 the film The Matrix was released. It told the story of a small band of renegades led by Morpheus and the prodigal son, Neo, breaking loose from a synthetic, lifeless reality they called "the matrix" and the eventual collapse of this artificial and controlling system. Since, the phrase "The Matrix" has become synonymous with the toxic life path promoted to us by institutions, the media, governments...you name it. People feel controlled, mechanical, limited. Within many of us, there is another voice which deeply knows these limits are artificial and false. This voice within is facilitating a mass awakening as more and more are creating lives outside of this matrix and inspiring others by their example to do the same. Our paths have been filled with questioning virtually every area of life where there is a status quo or accepted way of living, seeing past that into a broader, more expansive truth. In this episode, we chronicle our journey through 8 very specific points of departure from the old system creating life anew fully aligned with the truth of who we are. These are 8 highly actionable choices that have dramatically expanded our lives, improved our health and filled us with optimism and excitement. These range from changing our diets, to taking a deep look at our relationship with material things to our daily meditation practice, seeking more powerful and positive inputs and much, much more. In an effort to help others understand the vast range of possibilities available to them inspiring them to also see past the programming of the matrix making more empowered and expansive decisions, we have written an eBook detailing these 8 choices. This book, entitled "Exit The Matrix" is filled with hundreds of valuable tools & resources giving you the power to make similar powerful choices for yourself (ebook download link in the show notes). In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we reveal our "exit the matrix" story through the lens of these 8 categories. No more does anyone need to abide by the old rules in our world. There are millions forging a new reality, a new earth, right under our feet. "Exit The Matrix" is our gift to those seeking support in unplugging from this old matrix, or way of life, and join the march forward towards a society based on joy, community, abundance and...limitless living.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/exitthematrix/">OS59: Theresa & Stephen – Exit The Matrix, 8 Tools for Limitless Living</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> The number of ways you can live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself? The sky is NOT the limit. Beyond the universe is.

~ Suzy Kassem


In 1999, the film The Matrix was released. It told the story of a small band of renegades led by Morpheus and the prodigal son, Neo, breaking loose from a synthetic, lifeless, programmed reality they called “the matrix” and, over the course of 3 films, the eventual collapse of this artificial and controlling system.

There is a very real reason why this story became such a sensation in our culture. Many people flocked to see these films multiple times as the story rang the bell of truth for them – us included.

Since the release of the Matrix trilogy, the phrase “The Matrix” has become synonymous among our society’s renegades with the sterile and toxic life path promoted to us by institutions, the media, schools, governments…you name it. Indeed, many people in our culture feel like their lives are a continuous cycle of pouring from the empty into the void. They feel controlled, mechanical, limited.

And yet, within us, there is another voice, a deep understanding that knows these limits are artificial and false. It knows that life is meant to be creative, joyful, authentic and fun. This voice, that we share within us, is now facilitating a mass awakening, as more and more people are creating lives outside of this matrix and inspiring others by their example to do the same.

Ownstream is our love letter to this movement, our way of shining a light onto those brave people leading the charge out of this tired way of life into one filled with excitement and possibility.

Our own paths have been filled with questioning virtually every area of life in which there is a contracted status quo or accepted way of living, looking past the story we’ve been told to a broader, more expansive truth full of unlimited possibility. Our trail has been marked by a series of specific decisions we have made, and have seen (& helped) others make too, that have dramatically altered our lives, and created powerful leverage in the critical effort to exit the matrix, and create a life of our own choosing, anew.

Us in Tioga Pass, after we sold it all and traveled the west in a converted (by us) Sprinter van

In this episode, we chronicle our journey through 8 specific points of departure from the old system, to create a new life aligned with the truth of who we are. These are 8 highly actionable choices we’ve made that have dramatically expanded our lives, improved our health and filled us with optimism and excitement for life.

These range from changing our diets, to taking a deep look at our relationship with material things, to our daily meditation practice, to seeking more powerful and positive inputs (while eliminating any/all negative media sources) and much, much more.

Download link in show notes below

In an effort to help others see past the programming of the matrix, understand the vast canvas of possibility available to them, and make more empowered and expansive choices, we have written an eBook detailing these 8 choices. This book, entitled “Exit The Matrix” is filled with hundreds of valuable tools and resources, enabling you to make similar powerful choices for yourself.

This is our first eBook, and we are beyond excited to share it with you! Our hope is that you will read this book with an open mind, explore the tools for yourself and see what excites you or calls you forward into a more expansive, inspired life. In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we candidly discuss our own “exit the matrix” story through the lens of these 8 categories.

No more does anyone need to abide by the old rules set for our world. There are millions of people forging a new reality, a new Earth, right under our feet. “Exit The Matrix” is our gift to those seeking support in unplugging from this old matrix, or way of life, and joining the march forward towards a society based on joy, community, abundance and…limitless living.

Enjoy!


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In 1999 the film The Matrix was released. It told the story of a small band of renegades led by Morpheus and the prodigal son, Neo, breaking loose from a synthetic, lifeless reality they called "the matrix" and the eventual collapse of this artificial ... In 1999 the film The Matrix was released. It told the story of a small band of renegades led by Morpheus and the prodigal son, Neo, breaking loose from a synthetic, lifeless reality they called "the matrix" and the eventual collapse of this artificial and controlling system. Since, the phrase "The Matrix" has become synonymous with the toxic life path promoted to us by institutions, the media, governments...you name it. People feel controlled, mechanical, limited. Within many of us, there is another voice which deeply knows these limits are artificial and false. This voice within is facilitating a mass awakening as more and more are creating lives outside of this matrix and inspiring others by their example to do the same. Our paths have been filled with questioning virtually every area of life where there is a status quo or accepted way of living, seeing past that into a broader, more expansive truth. In this episode, we chronicle our journey through 8 very specific points of departure from the old system creating life anew fully aligned with the truth of who we are. These are 8 highly actionable choices that have dramatically expanded our lives, improved our health and filled us with optimism and excitement. These range from changing our diets, to taking a deep look at our relationship with material things to our daily meditation practice, seeking more powerful and positive inputs and much, much more. In an effort to help others understand the vast range of possibilities available to them inspiring them to also see past the programming of the matrix making more empowered and expansive decisions, we have written an eBook detailing these 8 choices. This book, entitled "Exit The Matrix" is filled with hundreds of valuable tools & resources giving you the power to make similar powerful choices for yourself (ebook download link in the show notes). In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we reveal our "exit the matrix" story through the lens of these 8 categories. No more does anyone need to abide by the old rules in our world. There are millions forging a new reality, a new earth, right under our feet. "Exit The Matrix" is our gift to those seeking support in unplugging from this old matrix, or way of life, and join the march forward towards a society based on joy, community, abundance and...limitless living. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/exitthematrix Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS59: Theresa & Stephen - Exit The Matrix, 8 Tools for Limitless Living clean 1:13:36
OS58: Rodolfo Carrillo – Bridging Inner and Outer Worlds for Healing https://ownstream.co/rodolfocarrillo/ Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:51:18 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6335 <p>Sometimes when we begin to meditate - and especially when our meditation practice takes off - we may feel that we are living a secret life. For Rodolfo Carrillo, the exploration of his "secret" inner life began at age 7, when his mother introduced him to meditation. He had fallen, and was experiencing some pain in his body. Until they could reach a doctor the next day to treat his injury, his mother told him to sit quietly, and together, they meditated, generating a healing energy. Despite broken bones in his foot, Rodolfo experienced only mild pain until he reached the doctor the next morning, who was in shock at his calm condition. Rodolfo began to practice meditation from that point forward, and devoured everything his mother shared with him about the subject and practice. Living in a uniformly Catholic Costa Rican culture, however, he kept his meditation life secret throughout his youth and young adulthood, all the while pursuing a fairly culturally traditional outer path - making grades, going to college, and starting a career in business. As he began to work closely with family businesses, it became clear that his true life purpose would call for the merging of his inner and outer lives - and specifically, would require him to bring forth the understanding he had cultivated in his inner life to offer healing in the outer. He now works in one life with individuals to remove their blockages in this way, as he continues in his other life to heal family businesses. The bridging of his inner and outer lives is live and in progress for Rodolfo, who explains that he is still understanding how best to bring forth his inner gifts to maximize his contribution to healing in the world. What is evident from our conversation is that Rodolfo is a truly gifted, intuitive seer and healer - one who has tapped through his inner life into a higher power for healing than one typically known or experienced in our society today - a power, that when bridged effectively into our society, will be pivotal in healing the world. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/rodolfocarrillo/">OS58: Rodolfo Carrillo – Bridging Inner and Outer Worlds for Healing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Sometimes when we begin to meditate - and especially when our meditation practice takes off - we may feel that we are living a secret life. For Rodolfo Carrillo, the exploration of his "secret" inner life began at age 7, Sometimes when we begin to meditate - and especially when our meditation practice takes off - we may feel that we are living a secret life. For Rodolfo Carrillo, the exploration of his "secret" inner life began at age 7, when his mother introduced him to meditation. He had fallen, and was experiencing some pain in his body. Until they could reach a doctor the next day to treat his injury, his mother told him to sit quietly, and together, they meditated, generating a healing energy. Despite broken bones in his foot, Rodolfo experienced only mild pain until he reached the doctor the next morning, who was in shock at his calm condition. Rodolfo began to practice meditation from that point forward, and devoured everything his mother shared with him about the subject and practice. Living in a uniformly Catholic Costa Rican culture, however, he kept his meditation life secret throughout his youth and young adulthood, all the while pursuing a fairly culturally traditional outer path - making grades, going to college, and starting a career in business. As he began to work closely with family businesses, it became clear that his true life purpose would call for the merging of his inner and outer lives - and specifically, would require him to bring forth the understanding he had cultivated in his inner life to offer healing in the outer. He now works in one life with individuals to remove their blockages in this way, as he continues in his other life to heal family businesses. The bridging of his inner and outer lives is live and in progress for Rodolfo, who explains that he is still understanding how best to bring forth his inner gifts to maximize his contribution to healing in the world. What is evident from our conversation is that Rodolfo is a truly gifted, intuitive seer and healer - one who has tapped through his inner life into a higher power for healing than one typically known or experienced in our society today - a power, that when bridged effectively into our society, will be pivotal in healing the world. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/rodolfocarrillo Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS58: Rodolfo Carrillo - Bridging Inner and Outer Worlds for Healing clean 1:30:23 OS57: Abel McClennen – Envisioning a New School for a New Society in Costa Rica https://ownstream.co/abelmcclennen/ Thu, 29 Mar 2018 02:42:12 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6294 <p>Perhaps no other category of our society is in more desperate need of idealism than education. For many students, the schooling experience is one of severe anxiety and worry, of toxic and constant comparisons to others (via "grades"), the digestion and regurgitation of facts that seem far from being truly relevant to real life in our world today. Does this traditional system honor the innate gifts in a child, expressed as his or her excitement? Are we fostering innovation and inspiration, or are we building a dour workforce distanced from the truest sparks within? Envisioning then a new sort of school which allows a child to choose whatever path excites him or her seems to be of paramount importance. Along with a handful of friends, Abel McClennen helped found the La Paz Community School in Brasilito, Costa Rica some 11 years ago. Was there a way to bring foreign-born and local kids together, under the same roof, and build a school that prepared all of them for the rapidly changing world? Could this endeavor help the very diverse community come together? Could a school become akin to a community center, where all were welcome and encouraged to gather and realize their inherent sameness? Thus far, the experiment is working. What emerged in this conversation with Abel is not only a visionary, who is serving the world by helping to create an entirely new format for educating young people, but also a man on a mission, following his own excitement and passion. The combination is riveting. As you will see in this interview, Abel's love for his path pours into his every word. His excitement is palpable. Perhaps then what we are witnessing within the microcosm of La Paz is the true answer to the challenges of the world. Follow your excitement, what calls to you, and witness what creates itself via this simple axiom. After speaking with Abel, and experiencing the wondrous co-creation that he leads, it's clear that embodying this and passing this along to young people is an event worth celebrating. In fact, it could be the most important work happening on earth today. We are deeply honored to feature Abel’s story, and his important work, in our series. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/abelmcclennen/">OS57: Abel McClennen – Envisioning a New School for a New Society in Costa Rica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Perhaps no other category of our society is in more desperate need of idealism than education. For many students, the schooling experience is one of severe anxiety and worry, of toxic and constant comparisons to others (via "grades"), Perhaps no other category of our society is in more desperate need of idealism than education. For many students, the schooling experience is one of severe anxiety and worry, of toxic and constant comparisons to others (via "grades"), the digestion and regurgitation of facts that seem far from being truly relevant to real life in our world today. Does this traditional system honor the innate gifts in a child, expressed as his or her excitement? Are we fostering innovation and inspiration, or are we building a dour workforce distanced from the truest sparks within? Envisioning then a new sort of school which allows a child to choose whatever path excites him or her seems to be of paramount importance. Along with a handful of friends, Abel McClennen helped found the La Paz Community School in Brasilito, Costa Rica some 11 years ago. Was there a way to bring foreign-born and local kids together, under the same roof, and build a school that prepared all of them for the rapidly changing world? Could this endeavor help the very diverse community come together? Could a school become akin to a community center, where all were welcome and encouraged to gather and realize their inherent sameness? Thus far, the experiment is working. What emerged in this conversation with Abel is not only a visionary, who is serving the world by helping to create an entirely new format for educating young people, but also a man on a mission, following his own excitement and passion. The combination is riveting. As you will see in this interview, Abel's love for his path pours into his every word. His excitement is palpable. Perhaps then what we are witnessing within the microcosm of La Paz is the true answer to the challenges of the world. Follow your excitement, what calls to you, and witness what creates itself via this simple axiom. After speaking with Abel, and experiencing the wondrous co-creation that he leads, it's clear that embodying this and passing this along to young people is an event worth celebrating. In fact, it could be the most important work happening on earth today. We are deeply honored to feature Abel’s story, and his important work, in our series. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/abelmcclennen Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS57: Abel McClennen - Envisioning a New School for a New Society in Costa Rica clean 1:53:16 OS56: Freyja Inanna – Reclaiming Her Voice, True Power & Purpose https://ownstream.co/freyja/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:38:49 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6272 <p>Born into a fundamentalist Mormon family in rural Canada, Freyja (then, Catherine) was taught to keep her head down and not raise her voice. At age 15, she entered into an arranged marriage as the second wife of a 25-year-old polygamist man, and joined his community. She spent the next 28 years raising 12 children in this marriage, and abiding by the repressive rules set for women, wives and mothers in the community. One day, she attended a training to grow herself and her work, and something awakened inside of her - she got a taste of what the full power of God really felt like and the vast freedom, possibility, and Power she had within. Returning back to her marriage and community, she couldn't put away what she had experienced. She was permanently changed, and could no longer believe that she and her life were supposed to be so small. So, she did the unthinkable: she left. From that point on, as she followed her own truth and power, everything changed, and her life was set ablaze with magic. Having spent years in a loveless, sexless marriage, she began writing with purpose and passion about the relationship she wanted and deserved. Two weeks later, she met her new husband, life partner, and partner in life purpose, Michael. Having long been called to be a healer, Freyja discovered a modality for which she was uniquely and divinely suited to share with others - Integrative Orgasmic Healing. IOH applies deep sustained bodywork to specific pressure points that store physical, mental, energetic and emotional trauma to release adopted identity limitations and create space for a new reality to emerge. The results are transformative. For Freyja, where once existed a quiet, fearful, obedient wife, has risen a powerful, soulful woman, purpose-driven healer, loving and sensual partner, and abundantly joyful mother. She prioritizes joy, pleasure and purpose as her divine birthrights, and as the gateways to living her calling on this planet. At a time when women are coming forth to bare their repression to the world, and at a time when it is becoming obvious to most that this repression is, in fact, universal, the transformative power of this work for individual women and for our collective is immeasurable. We are deeply honored to share Freyja's story with you on this week's Ownstream Podcast. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/freyja/">OS56: Freyja Inanna – Reclaiming Her Voice, True Power & Purpose</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Born into a fundamentalist Mormon family in rural Canada, Freyja (then, Catherine) was taught to keep her head down and not raise her voice. At age 15, she entered into an arranged marriage as the second wife of a 25-year-old polygamist man, Born into a fundamentalist Mormon family in rural Canada, Freyja (then, Catherine) was taught to keep her head down and not raise her voice. At age 15, she entered into an arranged marriage as the second wife of a 25-year-old polygamist man, and joined his community. She spent the next 28 years raising 12 children in this marriage, and abiding by the repressive rules set for women, wives and mothers in the community. One day, she attended a training to grow herself and her work, and something awakened inside of her - she got a taste of what the full power of God really felt like and the vast freedom, possibility, and Power she had within. Returning back to her marriage and community, she couldn't put away what she had experienced. She was permanently changed, and could no longer believe that she and her life were supposed to be so small. So, she did the unthinkable: she left. From that point on, as she followed her own truth and power, everything changed, and her life was set ablaze with magic. Having spent years in a loveless, sexless marriage, she began writing with purpose and passion about the relationship she wanted and deserved. Two weeks later, she met her new husband, life partner, and partner in life purpose, Michael. Having long been called to be a healer, Freyja discovered a modality for which she was uniquely and divinely suited to share with others - Integrative Orgasmic Healing. IOH applies deep sustained bodywork to specific pressure points that store physical, mental, energetic and emotional trauma to release adopted identity limitations and create space for a new reality to emerge. The results are transformative. For Freyja, where once existed a quiet, fearful, obedient wife, has risen a powerful, soulful woman, purpose-driven healer, loving and sensual partner, and abundantly joyful mother. She prioritizes joy, pleasure and purpose as her divine birthrights, and as the gateways to living her calling on this planet. At a time when women are coming forth to bare their repression to the world, and at a time when it is becoming obvious to most that this repression is, in fact, universal, the transformative power of this work for individual women and for our collective is immeasurable. We are deeply honored to share Freyja's story with you on this week's Ownstream Podcast. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/freyja Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS56: Freyja Inanna - Reclaiming Her Voice, True Power & Purpose clean 1:10:16 OS55: Bentinho Massaro – His Magnificent Awakening & Creating Shepherds for a New Earth https://ownstream.co/bentinhomassaro/ Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:06:01 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6222 <p>We first discovered Bentinho Massaro just after our daughter was born, nearly two years ago. We were new parents, exhausted, baffled and in need of direction. Up pops Bentinho's smiling face on Instagram and, for some reason, we clicked. We began watching and listening, and magnetized by our resonance with his message, understood that we had found a compelling contemporary translator of the ancient truth of nonduality and oneness - the teacher we had been looking for. In the nearly two years that we have been digesting his teachings, we have radically transformed our lives. In fact, this platform - Ownstream - can be traced directly back to our encountering Bentinho and his work. Ownstream had lurked in our hearts as a deep longing of contribution and excitement. When we discovered Bentinho's teachings, this passion was released and is now expressed as this platform and growing by the day. Joy, love and profound meaning now permeate our days and challenges that arise can be met with truly effective tools for realigning with the truth of who and what we are - gods in human form (that's right - and so are you). This perfectly measures Bentinho's intention as a teacher - to help students find within themselves the truth of what they are - which is the ultimate guide for any person's life, not any teacher, guru or other external authority. And so, we present this week, with deep love, gratitude and excitement, Bentinho - a brilliant translator of the truth that has flowed here on earth for millennia, but has been covered up and forgotten by most - and the particular teacher who reached us, personally, after many years on the spiritual path. In this conversation, he will describes in beautiful, candid detail his own experience waking up to the absolute truth of existence, how his calling as a teacher expanded from this experience, his view of the universe and man's place within it and his most powerful belief of all: That anyone - including you - can experience this. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/bentinhomassaro/">OS55: Bentinho Massaro – His Magnificent Awakening & Creating Shepherds for a New Earth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> We first discovered Bentinho Massaro just after our daughter was born, nearly two years ago. We were new parents, exhausted, baffled and in need of direction. Up pops Bentinho's smiling face on Instagram and, for some reason, we clicked. We first discovered Bentinho Massaro just after our daughter was born, nearly two years ago. We were new parents, exhausted, baffled and in need of direction. Up pops Bentinho's smiling face on Instagram and, for some reason, we clicked. We began watching and listening, and magnetized by our resonance with his message, understood that we had found a compelling contemporary translator of the ancient truth of nonduality and oneness - the teacher we had been looking for. In the nearly two years that we have been digesting his teachings, we have radically transformed our lives. In fact, this platform - Ownstream - can be traced directly back to our encountering Bentinho and his work. Ownstream had lurked in our hearts as a deep longing of contribution and excitement. When we discovered Bentinho's teachings, this passion was released and is now expressed as this platform and growing by the day. Joy, love and profound meaning now permeate our days and challenges that arise can be met with truly effective tools for realigning with the truth of who and what we are - gods in human form (that's right - and so are you). This perfectly measures Bentinho's intention as a teacher - to help students find within themselves the truth of what they are - which is the ultimate guide for any person's life, not any teacher, guru or other external authority. And so, we present this week, with deep love, gratitude and excitement, Bentinho - a brilliant translator of the truth that has flowed here on earth for millennia, but has been covered up and forgotten by most - and the particular teacher who reached us, personally, after many years on the spiritual path. In this conversation, he will describes in beautiful, candid detail his own experience waking up to the absolute truth of existence, how his calling as a teacher expanded from this experience, his view of the universe and man's place within it and his most powerful belief of all: That anyone - including you - can experience this. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/bentinhomassaro Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS55: Bentinho Massaro - His Magnificent Awakening & Creating Shepherds for a New Earth clean 2:30:40 OS54: Ross Lukeman – Designing the Unique Home of Your Dreams https://ownstream.co/rosslukeman/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:22:28 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6151 <p>Often we accept things we've been taught or told, until one day something strikes us as being a bit "off", and we begin to ask questions. For Ross Lukeman, that something was the traditional story we've been taught about home ownership and freedom. That is, if you own a home, you have achieved the American Dream. It struck Ross as strange that people buy homes, believing this story, then design the rest of their lives around paying for that home - staying in jobs they don't like to pay a mortgage, putting off the things they really want to do, and living that way sometimes for the rest of their lives. He also found it strange that he never learned about any types of "alternative" dwellings in architecture school, only the mainstream ways of building and making a home. So Ross began probing a question that gets to the very heart of how we live and enjoy our lives: What other types of homes are possible, and, specifically, what type of home will maximize a person's experience of freedom? He created a website dedicated to this question, and traveled across the country interviewing people building and living in all kinds of homes he hadn't learned about in school: strawbale homes, earthships, and even, vans. As it tends to happen when a person follows their natural interest, a calling emerged for Ross. What he found in his search was that the type of home that will create the greatest freedom depends actually on the individual - and what's most exciting and expansive for them, specifically. For Ross, what quickly became the most exciting was #vanlife. He started living in his own van, and now he helps people do that - online course, van builds. This is how we learned of him, his van conversion resources that are online (see shownotes for links to all of Ross’ resources). If you've ever wanted to live more simply, build your own home, explore another way of living, this episode is for you. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/rosslukeman/">OS54: Ross Lukeman – Designing the Unique Home of Your Dreams</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Often we accept things we've been taught or told, until one day something strikes us as being a bit "off", and we begin to ask questions. For Ross Lukeman, that something was the traditional story we've been taught about home ownership and freedom. Often we accept things we've been taught or told, until one day something strikes us as being a bit "off", and we begin to ask questions. For Ross Lukeman, that something was the traditional story we've been taught about home ownership and freedom. That is, if you own a home, you have achieved the American Dream. It struck Ross as strange that people buy homes, believing this story, then design the rest of their lives around paying for that home - staying in jobs they don't like to pay a mortgage, putting off the things they really want to do, and living that way sometimes for the rest of their lives. He also found it strange that he never learned about any types of "alternative" dwellings in architecture school, only the mainstream ways of building and making a home. So Ross began probing a question that gets to the very heart of how we live and enjoy our lives: What other types of homes are possible, and, specifically, what type of home will maximize a person's experience of freedom? He created a website dedicated to this question, and traveled across the country interviewing people building and living in all kinds of homes he hadn't learned about in school: strawbale homes, earthships, and even, vans. As it tends to happen when a person follows their natural interest, a calling emerged for Ross. What he found in his search was that the type of home that will create the greatest freedom depends actually on the individual - and what's most exciting and expansive for them, specifically. For Ross, what quickly became the most exciting was #vanlife. He started living in his own van, and now he helps people do that - online course, van builds. This is how we learned of him, his van conversion resources that are online (see shownotes for links to all of Ross’ resources). If you've ever wanted to live more simply, build your own home, explore another way of living, this episode is for you. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/rosslukeman Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS54: Ross Lukeman - Designing the Unique Home of Your Dreams clean 1:26:32 OS53: Amy Schrift – The Power of Nature to Transform a Life https://ownstream.co/amyschrift/ Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:46:18 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6088 <p>How many people talk about spending more time in nature? Yearn for time outside, in the ocean, forest, mountains? When we lived in NYC, talk of getting into nature was practically a mantra on the street. The thing is, while most people feel a call to nature, few end up spending much time there. Not so for Amy Schrift. After a heavy dinner out in the city, Amy felt a call to feed her body more naturally. That week, she discovered a living foods diet, and began eating only raw fruits and vegetables--a lifestyle she maintained for 8 years. Step by step, she reshaped her life in NYC to live as naturally as possible. She spent as much time as she could in the parks; learned where to forage fruit in upper Manhattan; shut the lights off at sunset; even slept on the floor of her high-rise studio apartment to ground herself. As she experienced it, something far beyond her was calling—she was being drawn forward by a deep force within and without, toward a more vibrant, awake, and powerful life than she had ever known. Through her, a new vision for her life emerged into being. Within two years, she was led to a parcel of wild, undomesticated land in Costa Rica. On the land, Amy lived for many years alone--or as she says "all one"--with nature. She slept under the stars without cover; planted and ate from the land; worked the fields naked in the sun; and co-created a farm and home together with her land, water, and air. Thirteen years later, the effect that this way of living has had on Amy is palpable immediately upon coming into her space. She brings a presence, awareness and clarity that are extremely rare today in our busy times. She is clearly at home and has become one with nature, its pace and rhythms. Imagine who you could be and how you might live if you heeded the call inside of you. There could be an entirely new person and a wild, open, expansive life awaiting you on the other side of that call. If you have ever felt a call to nature, and wondered how it might change you or your life, you will be riveted by this interview. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/amyschrift/">OS53: Amy Schrift – The Power of Nature to Transform a Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> How many people talk about spending more time in nature? Yearn for time outside, in the ocean, forest, mountains? When we lived in NYC, talk of getting into nature was practically a mantra on the street. The thing is, How many people talk about spending more time in nature? Yearn for time outside, in the ocean, forest, mountains? When we lived in NYC, talk of getting into nature was practically a mantra on the street. The thing is, while most people feel a call to nature, few end up spending much time there. Not so for Amy Schrift. After a heavy dinner out in the city, Amy felt a call to feed her body more naturally. That week, she discovered a living foods diet, and began eating only raw fruits and vegetables--a lifestyle she maintained for 8 years. Step by step, she reshaped her life in NYC to live as naturally as possible. She spent as much time as she could in the parks; learned where to forage fruit in upper Manhattan; shut the lights off at sunset; even slept on the floor of her high-rise studio apartment to ground herself. As she experienced it, something far beyond her was calling—she was being drawn forward by a deep force within and without, toward a more vibrant, awake, and powerful life than she had ever known. Through her, a new vision for her life emerged into being. Within two years, she was led to a parcel of wild, undomesticated land in Costa Rica. On the land, Amy lived for many years alone--or as she says "all one"--with nature. She slept under the stars without cover; planted and ate from the land; worked the fields naked in the sun; and co-created a farm and home together with her land, water, and air. Thirteen years later, the effect that this way of living has had on Amy is palpable immediately upon coming into her space. She brings a presence, awareness and clarity that are extremely rare today in our busy times. She is clearly at home and has become one with nature, its pace and rhythms. Imagine who you could be and how you might live if you heeded the call inside of you. There could be an entirely new person and a wild, open, expansive life awaiting you on the other side of that call. If you have ever felt a call to nature, and wondered how it might change you or your life, you will be riveted by this interview. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/amyschrift Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS53: Amy Schrift - The Power of Nature to Transform a Life clean 1:44:09 OS52: Nazarah Merah – From Trauma & Addiction to Absolute Awakening https://ownstream.co/nazarahmerah/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:42:27 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6064 <p>For Nazarah Merah, awakening from the spell of the "real world" needed to be complete. Various times in her life, she had experienced a profound blooming of consciousness, even having it penetrate her body causing her to pulse with the true force of God. But, this time, she was determined to lock into this state. No more would this be a fleeting experience, but a permanent feature of her life. The prior evening, she had been at a free talk given by the spiritual teacher Bentinho Massaro, and had a dramatic and powerful awakening experience in the lecture hall. This experience continued afterwards at a local restaurant, with other attendees. Following this, she knew she needed to find a quiet place to integrate, so she wandered along a stream in Sedona, Arizona seeking the ideal spot. She sat herself down, and again approached - and passed - the magical threshold of “the veil”. From that moment, Nazarah has lived in this space of pure awareness. And, it has moved her to serve in all manner of ways. It also cleared her of her prior addictions and patterns of thought which only caused her to feel imprisoned in her own mind. We explore this remarkable journey with Nazarah on this episode and how, to her, every experience has been perfectly orchestrated to trigger the awakening she has discovered. What struck us both was how accessible she makes this experience seem to be. She acknowledges that the "veil" is less a hurdle than ever before given various recent changes on the planet and that the main hurdle blocking anyone from this magical experience is...belief. Do you believe this is possible? Or not. The choice is yours. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/nazarahmerah/">OS52: Nazarah Merah – From Trauma & Addiction to Absolute Awakening</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> For Nazarah Merah, awakening from the spell of the "real world" needed to be complete. Various times in her life, she had experienced a profound blooming of consciousness, even having it penetrate her body causing her to pulse with the true force of Go... For Nazarah Merah, awakening from the spell of the "real world" needed to be complete. Various times in her life, she had experienced a profound blooming of consciousness, even having it penetrate her body causing her to pulse with the true force of God. But, this time, she was determined to lock into this state. No more would this be a fleeting experience, but a permanent feature of her life. The prior evening, she had been at a free talk given by the spiritual teacher Bentinho Massaro, and had a dramatic and powerful awakening experience in the lecture hall. This experience continued afterwards at a local restaurant, with other attendees. Following this, she knew she needed to find a quiet place to integrate, so she wandered along a stream in Sedona, Arizona seeking the ideal spot. She sat herself down, and again approached - and passed - the magical threshold of “the veil”. From that moment, Nazarah has lived in this space of pure awareness. And, it has moved her to serve in all manner of ways. It also cleared her of her prior addictions and patterns of thought which only caused her to feel imprisoned in her own mind. We explore this remarkable journey with Nazarah on this episode and how, to her, every experience has been perfectly orchestrated to trigger the awakening she has discovered. What struck us both was how accessible she makes this experience seem to be. She acknowledges that the "veil" is less a hurdle than ever before given various recent changes on the planet and that the main hurdle blocking anyone from this magical experience is...belief. Do you believe this is possible? Or not. The choice is yours. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/nazarahmerah Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS52: Nazarah Merah - From Trauma & Addiction to Absolute Awakening clean 1:34:50 OS51: Stephen & Theresa – Following Our Dreams, One Breadcrumb At A Time https://ownstream.co/costaricaone/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:34:42 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=6040 <p>We're three weeks into our Costa Rica adventure, exploring and enjoying this gorgeous country. And, quite consciously, we're considering this special place as a future home for our family. We've felt called here, through various channels. In many ways, it feels right and true to be here. Much feels aligned to who we are and our values. But, as far as a specific place to be (i.e. city or town), we've yet to find it. What we find interesting is how clearly we have been led to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and how, after being here awhile, it's clearly not the place for us. What it is is another breadcrumb along the path, leading us somewhere - a "where" that isn't exactly clear yet. And so, we are here in Costa Rica, actively looking and exploring and have yet to find a spot that really rings the bell. Sure, there is plenty more travel to come - Dominical/Uvita, Samara/Nosara, Tamarindo. But, we felt it would be valuable to drop into this space with you and share about how the quest of pursuing your dreams looks like after you've departed and...before you've arrived. We present here a very candid and true portrait - in real time - of a young, western family adapting to life in another country on the hunt for a place we can truly call home. All the challenges and conditions that naturally emerge when you go for it, but aren't there yet. For people who long for another way of life, but who might be hesitant - we hope to share here a behind the scenes view of what it actually looks like. Our aim is to encourage you to go for it, but to also know what to fully expect as you depart the old for the new. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/costaricaone/">OS51: Stephen & Theresa – Following Our Dreams, One Breadcrumb At A Time</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> We're three weeks into our Costa Rica adventure, exploring and enjoying this gorgeous country. And, quite consciously, we're considering this special place as a future home for our family. We've felt called here, through various channels. We're three weeks into our Costa Rica adventure, exploring and enjoying this gorgeous country. And, quite consciously, we're considering this special place as a future home for our family. We've felt called here, through various channels. In many ways, it feels right and true to be here. Much feels aligned to who we are and our values. But, as far as a specific place to be (i.e. city or town), we've yet to find it. What we find interesting is how clearly we have been led to Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and how, after being here awhile, it's clearly not the place for us. What it is is another breadcrumb along the path, leading us somewhere - a "where" that isn't exactly clear yet. And so, we are here in Costa Rica, actively looking and exploring and have yet to find a spot that really rings the bell. Sure, there is plenty more travel to come - Dominical/Uvita, Samara/Nosara, Tamarindo. But, we felt it would be valuable to drop into this space with you and share about how the quest of pursuing your dreams looks like after you've departed and...before you've arrived. We present here a very candid and true portrait - in real time - of a young, western family adapting to life in another country on the hunt for a place we can truly call home. All the challenges and conditions that naturally emerge when you go for it, but aren't there yet. For people who long for another way of life, but who might be hesitant - we hope to share here a behind the scenes view of what it actually looks like. Our aim is to encourage you to go for it, but to also know what to fully expect as you depart the old for the new. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/costaricaone Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS51: Stephen & Theresa - Following Our Dreams, One Breadcrumb At A Time clean 46:22 OS49: Marvin Rockwell – Spreading Peace & Creating Paradise in Costa Rica https://ownstream.co/marvinrockwell/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:54:36 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5981 <p>There are 1410 miles between Fairhope, AL and Monteverde, Costa Rica. We know this because while interviewing this week’s guest, Marvin Rockwell at his home in Monteverde, describing his epic journey there from Alabama in 1948, we pulled it up on Google maps. Of course, the internet wasn’t at the disposal of Marvin and the small community of Quakers heading south from Alabama in 1948 on their way to Costa Rica. Nor were fully completed roads. Marvin and three other men had just completed a year and a day sentence for evading the American draft, recently implemented to staff up the Korean War. Deeply against killing another, the group sought more peaceful pastures, and was drawn to Costa Rica given its warm, welcoming climate and recent decision to ban their military…entirely. In this episode, Marvin shares his remarkable story. He also talks about how Costa Rica has changed over the years, and how it hasn’t (it still has no military and a strong commitment to peace, for example). We learn about how he and others started the Quaker community in Monteverde, how they learned to farm and make a living there, how they tried (and failed) to construct an airstrip, the various adventures he has had since and the one key element that has allowed him to do so many different things over the years following his own, unique path. Marvin Rockwell quite literally blazed his own path in the world and his story will inspire you to do the same. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/marvinrockwell/">OS49: Marvin Rockwell – Spreading Peace & Creating Paradise in Costa Rica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> There are 1410 miles between Fairhope, AL and Monteverde, Costa Rica. We know this because while interviewing this week’s guest, Marvin Rockwell at his home in Monteverde, describing his epic journey there from Alabama in 1948, There are 1410 miles between Fairhope, AL and Monteverde, Costa Rica. We know this because while interviewing this week’s guest, Marvin Rockwell at his home in Monteverde, describing his epic journey there from Alabama in 1948, we pulled it up on Google maps. Of course, the internet wasn’t at the disposal of Marvin and the small community of Quakers heading south from Alabama in 1948 on their way to Costa Rica. Nor were fully completed roads. Marvin and three other men had just completed a year and a day sentence for evading the American draft, recently implemented to staff up the Korean War. Deeply against killing another, the group sought more peaceful pastures, and was drawn to Costa Rica given its warm, welcoming climate and recent decision to ban their military…entirely. In this episode, Marvin shares his remarkable story. He also talks about how Costa Rica has changed over the years, and how it hasn’t (it still has no military and a strong commitment to peace, for example). We learn about how he and others started the Quaker community in Monteverde, how they learned to farm and make a living there, how they tried (and failed) to construct an airstrip, the various adventures he has had since and the one key element that has allowed him to do so many different things over the years following his own, unique path. Marvin Rockwell quite literally blazed his own path in the world and his story will inspire you to do the same. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/marvinrockwell Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS49: Marvin Rockwell - Spreading Peace & Creating Paradise in Costa Rica clean 1:24:47 OS48: Dr. Pam Popper II – Debunking Vaccines, Antidepressants & Much More https://ownstream.co/pampopper2/ Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:42:57 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5955 <p>Once you begin to question one area of life, the lies suddenly begin to unravel everywhere. Along the way, you are likely to encounter all sorts of characters shouting their version of the "real story" from the rooftops. When you find someone as eloquent, trustworthy and well-researched as Dr. Pam Popper, however, you grab your seat and listen. As you will find, she held nothing back in this, our second conversation (she also appears on episode #6). She starts off with a bang, describing her concern with the over-medication of Americans for mental illness, pointing out that the commonly held notion of a "chemical imbalance in the brain" has no research base. She goes on to call into serious question the safety and value of vaccines, powerfully illuminates the profound dysfunction and profit motives in our system of modern medicine, and concludes with critical health care recommendations that can benefit everyone. While we discuss some challenging topics, where we are always ultimately left at the end of conversations like this one with Dr. Popper is with profound hope, marveling at the natural power and grace of the human body. It seems that if we simply nourish it properly and avoid or eliminate the toxins that the modern world promotes, it functions beautifully, quite capable of living a long and healthy life. Certainly, this formula is playing out perfectly for Pam. She is now 61 and has no vision of retiring or slowing down. She owns her own gym and yoga studio, eats a whole-foods plant-based diet, works around the clock as a doctor and teacher (by choice and loves it), and pumps out two videos and a ton of content each week spreading the truth about some of the most controversial health issues of our time. If the truth about nutrition, drugs, disease and the human body interests you, you will hang on Dr. Popper's every word. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/pampopper2/">OS48: Dr. Pam Popper II – Debunking Vaccines, Antidepressants & Much More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Once you begin to question one area of life, the lies suddenly begin to unravel everywhere. Along the way, you are likely to encounter all sorts of characters shouting their version of the "real story" from the rooftops. Once you begin to question one area of life, the lies suddenly begin to unravel everywhere. Along the way, you are likely to encounter all sorts of characters shouting their version of the "real story" from the rooftops. When you find someone as eloquent, trustworthy and well-researched as Dr. Pam Popper, however, you grab your seat and listen. As you will find, she held nothing back in this, our second conversation (she also appears on episode #6). She starts off with a bang, describing her concern with the over-medication of Americans for mental illness, pointing out that the commonly held notion of a "chemical imbalance in the brain" has no research base. She goes on to call into serious question the safety and value of vaccines, powerfully illuminates the profound dysfunction and profit motives in our system of modern medicine, and concludes with critical health care recommendations that can benefit everyone. While we discuss some challenging topics, where we are always ultimately left at the end of conversations like this one with Dr. Popper is with profound hope, marveling at the natural power and grace of the human body. It seems that if we simply nourish it properly and avoid or eliminate the toxins that the modern world promotes, it functions beautifully, quite capable of living a long and healthy life. Certainly, this formula is playing out perfectly for Pam. She is now 61 and has no vision of retiring or slowing down. She owns her own gym and yoga studio, eats a whole-foods plant-based diet, works around the clock as a doctor and teacher (by choice and loves it), and pumps out two videos and a ton of content each week spreading the truth about some of the most controversial health issues of our time. If the truth about nutrition, drugs, disease and the human body interests you, you will hang on Dr. Popper's every word. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/pampopper2 Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS48: Dr. Pam Popper II - Debunking Vaccines, Antidepressants & Much More clean 1:07:21 OS47: Natalie Sisson – Her Journey from Digital Nomad to “Freedomist” & More https://ownstream.co/nataliesisson/ Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:08:22 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5935 <p>For Natalie Sisson, doing anything which doesn't feel good for too long sets off an internal alarm. So, some 10 years ago, after too many days of feeling "off" at a corporate job...she quit. What's remarkable about her decision is that she didn't have a solid plan for what to do afterwards, but took the leap anyway. What unfolded from there is truly epic: 70 countries in 7 years, multiple online programs helping other digital nomads, a very popular podcast, her own book and a vast array of experiences that many only dream about. And, as she describes in this week's Ownstream Podcast, she mainly follows the simple breadcrumb trail of her excitement. She is comfortable not knowing what lays past the horizon. This outlook has given her the amazing ability to leap where others might balk. And, it has given her the conviction that others can do the same. She recently gave up the digital nomad lifestyle and now owns land in New Zealand and, with her partner, has a new vision of freedom and service. What's wonderful about this conversation is that Natalie believes that anyone can do this. The path she has walked isn't for the few. It's for those who decide it's for them. Consider yourself warned: this conversation might give you the clarity and motivation to decide to take the leap yourself. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/nataliesisson/">OS47: Natalie Sisson – Her Journey from Digital Nomad to “Freedomist” & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> For Natalie Sisson, doing anything which doesn't feel good for too long sets off an internal alarm. So, some 10 years ago, after too many days of feeling "off" at a corporate job...she quit. What's remarkable about her decision is that she didn't have ... For Natalie Sisson, doing anything which doesn't feel good for too long sets off an internal alarm. So, some 10 years ago, after too many days of feeling "off" at a corporate job...she quit. What's remarkable about her decision is that she didn't have a solid plan for what to do afterwards, but took the leap anyway. What unfolded from there is truly epic: 70 countries in 7 years, multiple online programs helping other digital nomads, a very popular podcast, her own book and a vast array of experiences that many only dream about. And, as she describes in this week's Ownstream Podcast, she mainly follows the simple breadcrumb trail of her excitement. She is comfortable not knowing what lays past the horizon. This outlook has given her the amazing ability to leap where others might balk. And, it has given her the conviction that others can do the same. She recently gave up the digital nomad lifestyle and now owns land in New Zealand and, with her partner, has a new vision of freedom and service. What's wonderful about this conversation is that Natalie believes that anyone can do this. The path she has walked isn't for the few. It's for those who decide it's for them. Consider yourself warned: this conversation might give you the clarity and motivation to decide to take the leap yourself. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/nataliesisson Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS47: Natalie Sisson - Her Journey from Digital Nomad to "Freedomist" & More clean 48:25 OS46: Nadine Pisani – Finding Connection, Creativity & True Happiness in Costa Rica https://ownstream.co/nadinepisani/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:31:25 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5915 <p>Many dream of it, but very few actually do it: sell it all and move to paradise. For Nadine Pisani, it took her husband being hospitalized for 10 days for her to realize that their way of life as chiropractors in Pennsylvania wasn't working. A short time later, they walked off a plane in Costa Rica and knew immediately they had done the right thing. Since that time, they have stopped working so much, fostered all sorts of other creative interests and have fallen back in love with life and each other. In this episode, we talk specifically about her transition from living in the US to a full-timer in Costa Rica. Included in this is how her writing career took off (she has now authored 4 books), how they built their own B&B near Tamarindo and their daily coffee dance (something about fresh, Costa Rican coffee...). What surprises or challenges awaited them? What was it like transitioning to an entirely different (and slower) way of life? What is it actually like now some years later - was it all worth it? If you have ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and moving to paradise, you will love this episode. Nadine Pisani and her husband Rob did it and found a flourishing, vibrant and joyful life awaiting them in paradise. It wasn't always a straight path, but it has definitely been worth it. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/nadinepisani/">OS46: Nadine Pisani – Finding Connection, Creativity & True Happiness in Costa Rica</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Many dream of it, but very few actually do it: sell it all and move to paradise. For Nadine Pisani, it took her husband being hospitalized for 10 days for her to realize that their way of life as chiropractors in Pennsylvania wasn't working. Many dream of it, but very few actually do it: sell it all and move to paradise. For Nadine Pisani, it took her husband being hospitalized for 10 days for her to realize that their way of life as chiropractors in Pennsylvania wasn't working. A short time later, they walked off a plane in Costa Rica and knew immediately they had done the right thing. Since that time, they have stopped working so much, fostered all sorts of other creative interests and have fallen back in love with life and each other. In this episode, we talk specifically about her transition from living in the US to a full-timer in Costa Rica. Included in this is how her writing career took off (she has now authored 4 books), how they built their own B&B near Tamarindo and their daily coffee dance (something about fresh, Costa Rican coffee...). What surprises or challenges awaited them? What was it like transitioning to an entirely different (and slower) way of life? What is it actually like now some years later - was it all worth it? If you have ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and moving to paradise, you will love this episode. Nadine Pisani and her husband Rob did it and found a flourishing, vibrant and joyful life awaiting them in paradise. It wasn't always a straight path, but it has definitely been worth it. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/nadinepisani Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS46: Nadine Pisani - Finding Connection, Creativity & True Happiness in Costa Rica clean 1:16:27 OS45: Best of 2017 – New Paradigms for Limitless Living https://ownstream.co/bestof2017/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:48:42 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5878 <p>2017 was the year we created Ownstream, a new platform to amplify the message that every person can live their highest truth, joy, and excitement. To that end, the Ownstream Podcast features the stories of people doing just this--following their own resonance and using it as direction to pave new and dynamic paradigms for limitless living that are open to everyone. This episode pulls together the best of our 2017 episodes, aiming both to reveal the inner beliefs and experiences of those blazing their own unique paths, and to feature a number of specific topical paradigm shifts covered on the podcast this year. Specifically, this "Best of" episode features: the belief systems and transformational turning points of our guests, and the following new paradigms: tiny/mobile living; health and healing through diet; alternative education; entrepreneurship; redefining work as following your calling or excitement; and the new financial world of cryptocurrency. We also include reflections from our guests on the joy of living in one's true calling and service to the world. It is tremendous what can change in a year when you refuse anymore to listen to the prescriptions of others, and begin to surround yourself only with the voices and energy of those who resonate, and who will tune you to your own highest frequency. You may find an entirely different you at the end. Or one that has been there all the time, just waiting... yearning.. leaping inside to be expressed. It is possible for everyone to do this, and a gift we intend to give with this Best of 2017 episode. Our hope is that you will find someone and something in this episode that resonates, and that will call you to move further in the direction of your own great truth, joy, and calling. What else is there, really, to do with this life? Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/bestof2017/">OS45: Best of 2017 – New Paradigms for Limitless Living</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> 2017 was the year we created Ownstream, a new platform to amplify the message that every person can live their highest truth, joy, and excitement. To that end, the Ownstream Podcast features the stories of people doing just this--following their own re... 2017 was the year we created Ownstream, a new platform to amplify the message that every person can live their highest truth, joy, and excitement. The Ownstream Podcast features the stories of people doing just this—following their own resonance, and using it as direction to create new and dynamic paradigms for limitless living that are open to everyone. This episode pulls together the best of our 2017 episodes, aiming to reveal the inner beliefs, turning points and experiences of those paving their Ownstreams. Specifically, the episode also features a number of topical paradigm shifts covered on the podcast this year, including: tiny/mobile living; health and healing through diet; alternative education; entrepreneurship; redefining work as following your calling or excitement; and the new financial world of cryptocurrency. It is tremendous what can change in a year when you refuse anymore to listen to the prescriptions of others, and begin to surround yourself only with the voices and energy of those who resonate, and who will tune you to your own highest frequency. You may find an entirely different you at the end. Or one that has been there all the time, just waiting, yearning, leaping inside to be expressed. It is possible for everyone to do this, and a gift we intend to give with this epic Best of 2017 episode. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/bestof2017 Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS45: Best of 2017 - New Paradigms for Limitless Living clean 2:11:18 OS44: Stephen & Theresa – A Year of Following Our Excitement (+ More) https://ownstream.co/2017wrapup/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:42:58 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5856 <p>As we pause here at the end of 2017, we look back on the year that was and the amazing events that have transpired for us as we have lived by one simple maxim: follow your excitement. We recently relistened to the first episode of the Ownstream Podcast, recorded nearly one year ago. We were blown away by how much of what we intended for 2017 came true for us. From Theresa quitting her job, to us traveling the west in a converted Dodge Sprinter van to actively building community...it's all in here. In this episode, we cover our 2017 journey through the theme of "follow your excitement". We also briefly discuss some recent negative media surrounding Bentinho Massaro. Given our attendance at 3 of his events, our implementation of his powerful teaching and our intimate interaction with his worldwide community, we feel called to share our perspective on this young spiritual teacher. Mostly, our aim with this episode is to inspire you to consider 2018 as the year when your take a bold leap forward into your own excitement. As we discuss, our experience is that the universe has all types of surprises and miracles in store if you do. It only awaits your first empowered step. Are you ready? Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/2017wrapup/">OS44: Stephen & Theresa – A Year of Following Our Excitement (+ More)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> As we pause here at the end of 2017, we look back on the year that was and the amazing events that have transpired for us as we have lived by one simple maxim: follow your excitement. We recently relistened to the first episode of the Ownstream Podcast... As we pause here at the end of 2017, we look back on the year that was and the amazing events that have transpired for us as we have lived by one simple maxim: follow your excitement. We recently relistened to the first episode of the Ownstream Podcast, recorded nearly one year ago. We were blown away by how much of what we intended for 2017 came true for us. From Theresa quitting her job, to us traveling the west in a converted Dodge Sprinter van to actively building community...it's all in here. In this episode, we cover our 2017 journey through the theme of "follow your excitement". We also briefly discuss some recent negative media surrounding Bentinho Massaro. Given our attendance at 3 of his events, our implementation of his powerful teaching and our intimate interaction with his worldwide community, we feel called to share our perspective on this young spiritual teacher. Mostly, our aim with this episode is to inspire you to consider 2018 as the year when your take a bold leap forward into your own excitement. As we discuss, our experience is that the universe has all types of surprises and miracles in store if you do. It only awaits your first empowered step. Are you ready? Enjoy! For more, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/2017wrapup Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS44: Stephen & Theresa - A Year of Following Our Excitement (+ More) clean 54:07 OS43: Matt Mitler – Theater, Transformation & The Pursuit Of Truth https://ownstream.co/mattmitler/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:34:50 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5825 <p>It is said that the inherent challenges of being an actor will rather naturally weed out those without the true bug in their system. If this is true, Matt Mitler must be completely consumed by it. His ambition though is not for fame nor fortune, as his interest in those conventional notions of success has waned as he and his work have matured. Instead, it is the tantalizing quest for truth, expansion and - perhaps most of all - the urgent need to serve others using his art. Imagine this: a group of actors wholly dedicated to the audience - be it in a theater, church or hospital - rather then the aggrandizement of themselves or the whole. In your picture, be certain that the troupe is imminently skilled, expressive, nimble and daring - all at once. This is Matt Mitler's utopia of sorts, his beloved group Dzieci Theatre, laden with some of the finest performers in New York City (including Matt himself). Dzieci's aim is to utilize theater and performance as a means for the personal evolution of the actor and the blooming of the heart in the audience. In this interview, we discuss the evolution of Matt's art and how seemingly every aspect of his career and the evolution of Dzieci has existed outside of the traditional box. We explore how Matt's amazing path has been in service to a hidden taste for truth, and that by trusting the calling of sorts, Matt's journey has brought him all sorts of surprises and connections. We also probe Matt's remarkable history having studied with directors Jerzy Grotowski & Eugenio Barba, the actor Ryszard Cieslak, humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers and more. Ultimately, this is a story of following one's unique taste for truth, and when mixed with a little faith, how this simple approach creates something remarkable, rich and imminently meaningful. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/mattmitler/">OS43: Matt Mitler – Theater, Transformation & The Pursuit Of Truth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> It is said that the inherent challenges of being an actor will rather naturally weed out those without the true bug in their system. If this is true, Matt Mitler must be completely consumed by it. His ambition though is not for fame nor fortune, It is said that the inherent challenges of being an actor will rather naturally weed out those without the true bug in their system. If this is true, Matt Mitler must be completely consumed by it. His ambition though is not for fame nor fortune, as his interest in those conventional notions of success has waned as he and his work have matured. Instead, it is the tantalizing quest for truth, expansion and - perhaps most of all - the urgent need to serve others using his art. Imagine this: a group of actors wholly dedicated to the audience - be it in a theater, church or hospital - rather then the aggrandizement of themselves or the whole. In your picture, be certain that the troupe is imminently skilled, expressive, nimble and daring - all at once. This is Matt Mitler's utopia of sorts, his beloved group Dzieci Theatre, laden with some of the finest performers in New York City (including Matt himself). Dzieci's aim is to utilize theater and performance as a means for the personal evolution of the actor and the blooming of the heart in the audience. In this interview, we discuss the evolution of Matt's art and how seemingly every aspect of his career and the evolution of Dzieci has existed outside of the traditional box. We explore how Matt's amazing path has been in service to a hidden taste for truth, and that by trusting the calling of sorts, Matt's journey has brought him all sorts of surprises and connections. We also probe Matt's remarkable history having studied with directors Jerzy Grotowski & Eugenio Barba, the actor Ryszard Cieslak, humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers and more. Ultimately, this is a story of following one's unique taste for truth, and when mixed with a little faith, how this simple approach creates something remarkable, rich and imminently meaningful. Enjoy! For more, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/mattmitler Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS43: Matt Mitler - Theater, Transformation & The Pursuit Of Truth clean 1:35:54 OS42: Hemma Haridin – Healing, Confidence & Personal Acceleration https://ownstream.co/hemmaharidin/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:36:49 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5805 <p>Just a few years ago, Hemma Haridin ran multiple accounting franchises in New York City. She was marginally fulfilled, supported her family and loved being her own boss. Upon the passing of her dear grandfather though, some parts of herself began to open up, revealing a vastly different blueprint for living than the one she previously assumed. She began receiving messages - very clear ones - related to a deeper calling or capacity that she had barely tapped. "You're a healer", she heard. After hearing this exciting message, she quickly went to google (as you do) to learn more. The first search result was a modality of healing that rang the bell for her -ThetaHealing®. That night, she attended a nearby workshop, cleared some blockages in her psyche and became an immediate believer. In other words, she moved quickly, acting on her excitement with confidence. The results were startling. Two short years later, Hemma has a thriving healing business, helping others to clear their blockages and step into their life paths with full power, and leads powerful trainings enabling others to uncover their healing talents. She also has a unique specialty which is to empower spiritual entrepreneurs to fully own their power and their path. In this episode we discuss her stunning life change, how she became so confident to act quickly and decisively on her excitement and how easy and swift it can be to heal old wounds and traumas. It's a story of speed, yes, but also one of boldly stepping into one's true calling in life and the magic that awaits when we do. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/hemmaharidin/">OS42: Hemma Haridin – Healing, Confidence & Personal Acceleration</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Just a few years ago, Hemma Haridin ran multiple accounting franchises in New York City. She was marginally fulfilled, supported her family and loved being her own boss. Upon the passing of her dear grandfather though, Just a few years ago, Hemma Haridin ran multiple accounting franchises in New York City. She was marginally fulfilled, supported her family and loved being her own boss. Upon the passing of her dear grandfather though, some parts of herself began to open up, revealing a vastly different blueprint for living than the one she previously assumed. She began receiving messages - very clear ones - related to a deeper calling or capacity that she had barely tapped. "You're a healer", she heard. After hearing this exciting message, she quickly went to google (as you do) to learn more. The first search result was a modality of healing that rang the bell for her -ThetaHealing. That night, she attended a nearby workshop, cleared some blockages in her psyche and became an immediate believer. In other words, she moved quickly, acting on her excitement with confidence. The results were startling. Two short years later, Hemma has a thriving healing business, helping others to clear their blockages and step into their life paths with full power, and leads powerful trainings enabling others to uncover their healing talents. She also has a unique specialty which is to empower spiritual entrepreneurs to fully own their power and their path. In this episode we discuss her stunning life change, how she became so confident to act quickly and decisively on her excitement and how easy and swift it can be to heal old wounds and traumas. It's a story of speed, yes, but also one of boldly stepping into one's true calling in life and the magic that awaits when we do. Enjoy! For more, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/hemma Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS42: Hemma Haridin - Healing, Confidence & Personal Acceleration clean 1:23:06 OS41: Luigi Gino Di Serio – The Master Fast System https://ownstream.co/ginodiserio/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:54:51 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5766 <p>At the intersection of science, diet and the human body sits Gino Di Serio -- a lifetime student of wellness and healing, and seeker of the keys to optimal health. If there was a diet or fast out there over the past 50 years, Gino tried it. We first learned of his magnum opus -- the Master Fast System (MFS) -- via Bentinho Massaro. When Bentinho mentioned that he had done a short version of the MFS during a recent retreat, we got interested. We eat a fairly healthy plant-based diet, but it wasn't always that way, and we have long been interested in fasting and cleansing as a means to thoroughly detoxify the body and maximize health. Upon finishing his lengthy and detailed "protocol" for an MFS we realized we were on the precipice of reexamining yet another mainstream paradigm -- one that we have always taken for granted. Namely: Our body's dependence on food and water. That’s right, Gino believes that we’ve drastically overblown our intake needs, and instead believes that the human body is built to live largely on “plasma” coming largely from the field of energy around and within us. In this amazing conversation, Gino reveals how he pieced the MFS together, what his diet mainly consists of today, and what our diet ought to be based on nature’s perfection and what will leave our system as clear and clean as possible. If health and nutrition interest you, you are sure to find this conversation interesting - possibly even very triggering. We encourage you to listen to this in its entirety and to also check out Gino’s website (linked in the show notes) before forming a judgement. What Gino proposes might seem extreme, but if you look around you at the state of our collective’s health, something extreme might be the only path to survival. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/ginodiserio/">OS41: Luigi Gino Di Serio – The Master Fast System</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> At the intersection of science, diet and the human body sits Gino Di Serio -- a lifetime student of wellness and healing, and seeker of the keys to optimal health. If there was a diet or fast out there over the past 50 years, Gino tried it. At the intersection of science, diet and the human body sits Gino Di Serio -- a lifetime student of wellness and healing, and seeker of the keys to optimal health. If there was a diet or fast out there over the past 50 years, Gino tried it. We first learned of his magnum opus -- the Master Fast System (MFS) -- via Bentinho Massaro. When Bentinho mentioned that he had done a short version of the MFS during a recent retreat, we got interested. We eat a fairly healthy plant-based diet, but it wasn't always that way, and we have long been interested in fasting and cleansing as a means to thoroughly detoxify the body and maximize health. Upon finishing his lengthy and detailed "protocol" for an MFS we realized we were on the precipice of reexamining yet another mainstream paradigm -- one that we have always taken for granted. Namely: Our body's dependence on food and water. That’s right, Gino believes that we’ve drastically overblown our intake needs, and instead believes that the human body is built to live largely on “plasma” coming largely from the field of energy around and within us. In this amazing conversation, Gino reveals how he pieced the MFS together, what his diet mainly consists of today, and what our diet ought to be based on nature’s perfection and what will leave our system as clear and clean as possible. If health and nutrition interest you, you are sure to find this conversation interesting - possibly even very triggering. We encourage you to listen to this in its entirety and to also check out Gino’s website (linked in the show notes) before forming a judgement. What Gino proposes might seem extreme, but if you look around you at the state of our collective’s health, something extreme might be the only path to survival. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/ginodiserio Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS41: Luigi Gino Di Serio - The Master Fast System clean 1:40:01 OS40: Benita Conde – Radical Love & Aligning Everything With Her Calling https://ownstream.co/benitaconde/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:13:31 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5727 <p>Prior to working with us, Benita Conde was struggling. She was working in a job she didn't like, rarely saw her family, hadn't taken dance class in years (having loved dance for decades), suffered from eczema and - most importantly - felt trapped in a life that didn't feel "good". Then, she did the unthinkable...she asked for help. We were the fortunate recipients of her call, and for the last 6 months have witnessed one of the most dramatic life turnarounds we have ever seen. She now runs her own online business, joyfully helping others to radically love their lives, sets her own schedule, spends more time with family and feels awake, empowered and fully alive. Our reason for featuring Benita is that she is most accessible - she is not a best-selling author, she doesn't have an intensely (and therefore unrelatable) dramatic story, nor does she have thousands of followers on Instagram (yet). What she has is a very real turnaround story complete with confusion, bold decisions, angst, awareness and, eventually, triumph. Our hope is that by hearing her so beautifully share her story, YOUR transformation will seem more possible. We believe it is, and know that there is magic in each of us waiting for us to nudge it into bloom. Benita is a tremendous example of what can happen when the right client and coaching come together. A life of radical love, light and powerful service to others - a combo we feel is everyone's birthright. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/benitaconde/">OS40: Benita Conde – Radical Love & Aligning Everything With Her Calling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Prior to working with us, Benita Conde was struggling. She was working in a job she didn't like, rarely saw her family, hadn't taken dance class in years (having loved dance for decades), suffered from eczema and - most importantly - felt trapped in a ... Prior to working with us, Benita Conde was struggling. She was working in a job she didn't like, rarely saw her family, hadn't taken dance class in years (having loved dance for decades), suffered from eczema and - most importantly - felt trapped in a life that didn't feel "good". Then, she did the unthinkable...she asked for help. We were the fortunate recipients of her call, and for the last 6 months have witnessed one of the most dramatic life turnarounds we have ever seen. She now runs her own online business, joyfully helping others to radically love their lives, sets her own schedule, spends more time with family and feels awake, empowered and fully alive. Our reason for featuring Benita is that she is most accessible - she is not a best-selling author, she doesn't have an intensely (and therefore unrelatable) dramatic story, nor does she have thousands of followers on Instagram (yet). What she has is a very real turnaround story complete with confusion, bold decisions, angst, awareness and, eventually, triumph. Our hope is that by hearing her so beautifully share her story, YOUR transformation will seem more possible. We believe it is, and know that there is magic in each of us waiting for us to nudge it into bloom. Benita is a tremendous example of what can happen when the right client and coaching come together. A life of radical love, light and powerful service to others - a combo we feel is everyone's birthright. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/benitaconde Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS40: Benita Conde - Radical Love & Aligning Everything With Her Calling clean 1:28:40 OS39: Hannah Miller – The “Edventure Girl” & Dispelling The Myths Of World Schooling https://ownstream.co/edventuregirl/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:03:35 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5681 <p>When presented with the idea of “world schooling” as a replacement for formal, classroom education, most parents typically default into various forms of knee-jerk reactions: "What about having friends? How can you cultivate a social circle while on the move? What about college? Does this style of education prepare you for university? How will my son/daughter get a job if they aren't formally educated?” These questions are certainly valid but usually point to one's own programming and a lack of clarity on what world schooling truly means. Enter Hannah Miller, the self-described "Edventure Girl". From the ages of 11-18 she, along with her three younger siblings, was officially "world schooled". Along the way, Hannah encountered profound adventures and a deep appreciation for the world and it's vast and vibrant cultural landscape. And, she has made many friends, is currently enrolled in one of Canada's most prestigious universities (Queens University in Kingston, Ontario) and has a remarkably evolved outlook on the notion of career and work which she directly attributes to being educated outside of the box. We are honored to share our conversation with Hannah and her clear and shining example of what happens when learning, travel and excitement are given the room to mingle, connect and flourish. In other words, a wonderfully varied, curious and thoughtful person most ready for the world.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/edventuregirl/">OS39: Hannah Miller – The “Edventure Girl” & Dispelling The Myths Of World Schooling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> When presented with the idea of “world schooling” as a replacement for formal, classroom education, most parents typically default into various forms of knee-jerk reactions: "What about having friends? How can you cultivate a social circle while on the... When presented with the idea of “world schooling” as a replacement for formal, classroom education, most parents typically default into various forms of knee-jerk reactions: "What about having friends? How can you cultivate a social circle while on the move? What about college? Does this style of education prepare you for university? How will my son/daughter get a job if they aren't formally educated?” These questions are certainly valid but usually point to one's own programming and a lack of clarity on what world schooling truly means. Enter Hannah Miller, the self-described "Edventure Girl". From the ages of 11-18 she, along with her three younger siblings, was officially "world schooled". Along the way, Hannah encountered profound adventures and a deep appreciation for the world and it's vast and vibrant cultural landscape. And, she has made many friends, is currently enrolled in one of Canada's most prestigious universities (Queens University in Kingston, Ontario) and has a remarkably evolved outlook on the notion of career and work which she directly attributes to being educated outside of the box. We are honored to share our conversation with Hannah and her clear and shining example of what happens when learning, travel and excitement are given the room to mingle, connect and flourish. In other words, a wonderfully varied, curious and thoughtful person most ready for the world. Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean OS38: Didi Taihuttu – Bitcoin, Minimalism & Prioritizing Freedom https://ownstream.co/diditaihuttu/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:59:52 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5639 <p>After building the complete picture of happiness sold to each of us by society, Didi Taihuttu was more stressed and worn-out than ever. Upon realizing this, he didn't get angry. Quite simply, he sold it all back in an effort to reclaim his and his family's freedom. Unlike many who spend their lives addicted to the accumulation of material goods, Didi was able to take a step back and see that - in fact - the "stuff" was taking away from his happiness, creating more stress, worry and anxiety. So, he sold everything and with his wife & 3 girls, traveled the world. But, the question remained - what to do with all the money made? In keeping with his unconventional pattern of defying the norm, Didi invested all of it - every last dime - in cryptocurrencies. And this has turned him into a fascinating story for the media and an inspiration for us. This episode of the Ownstream Podcast features Didi and his story, but also reveals - in laymen's terms - what cryptocurrencies are (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc), clarifies the brilliance of the blockchain and, most importantly, reveals what drives him and his family more than anything else (and how their motivation has nothing to do with making money). Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/diditaihuttu/">OS38: Didi Taihuttu – Bitcoin, Minimalism & Prioritizing Freedom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> After building the complete picture of happiness sold to each of us by society, Didi Taihuttu was more stressed and worn-out than ever. Upon realizing this, he didn't get angry. Quite simply, he sold it all back in an effort to reclaim his and his fami... After building the complete picture of happiness sold to each of us by society, Didi Taihuttu was more stressed and worn-out than ever. Upon realizing this, he didn't get angry. Quite simply, he sold it all back in an effort to reclaim his and his family's freedom. Unlike many who spend their lives addicted to the accumulation of material goods, Didi was able to take a step back and see that - in fact - the "stuff" was taking away from his happiness, creating more stress, worry and anxiety. So, he sold everything and with his wife & 3 girls, traveled the world. But, the question remained - what to do with all the money made? In keeping with his unconventional pattern of defying the norm, Didi invested all of it - every last dime - in cryptocurrencies. And this has turned him into a fascinating story for the media and an inspiration for us. This episode of the Ownstream Podcast features Didi and his story, but also reveals - in laymen's terms - what cryptocurrencies are (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc), clarifies the brilliance of the blockchain and, most importantly, reveals what drives him and his family more than anything else (and how their motivation has nothing to do with making money). Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/diditaihuttu Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS38: Didi Taihuttu - Bitcoin, Minimalism & Prioritizing Freedom clean 1:15:45 OS37: Stephen & Theresa – Van Life with Baby, Repatterning, Bentinho & More https://ownstream.co/van-life-with-baby/ Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:57:15 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5217 <p>So, what is it like living in a van for 3 months? Where did we go and what did we learn? Where are we off to next. And, how did our 1-year old daughter handle the #vanlife lifestyle? (amazingly well, but there's more) We're back in San Diego for a few weeks and are excited to share what we have learned thus far and hopefully inspire you to take a bold leap out of the mainstream path and create something uniquely your own. We have found that by following our highest excitement (often with no idea what awaits us down the path) that we are profoundly provided for, are supported in every way, and are called further and further into deeper union with our true "Self". Indeed, what started as a journey into nature and the wild with the aim to cut all ties to our old lifestyle and inquire more deeply into how we truly wanted to live (a notion we call "repatterning") evolved into a powerful spiritual adventure bringing us into greater connection with each other and, most importantly, to our selves. Now, after this wonderful time on the road, we are more clear than ever on how to serve, and are being steered towards a breathtaking future that we could not have possibly dreamed of prior to our van life journey. Ultimately, we have found remarkable clarity by leaping into the unknown and trust more than ever before, that the universe truly has our back...and yours too. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/van-life-with-baby/">OS37: Stephen & Theresa – Van Life with Baby, Repatterning, Bentinho & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> So, what is it like living in a van for 3 months? Where did we go and what did we learn? Where are we off to next. And, how did our 1-year old daughter handle the #vanlife lifestyle? (amazingly well, but there's more) We're back in San Diego for a few ... So, what is it like living in a van for 3 months? Where did we go and what did we learn? Where are we off to next? And, how did our 1-year old daughter handle the #vanlife lifestyle? (amazingly well, but there's more) We're back in San Diego for a few weeks and are excited to share what we have learned thus far and hopefully inspire you to take a bold leap out of the mainstream path and create something uniquely your own. We have found that by following our highest excitement (often with no idea what awaits us down the path) that we are profoundly provided for, are supported in every way, and are called further and further into deeper union with our true "Self". Indeed, what started as a journey into nature and the wild with the aim to cut all ties to our old lifestyle and inquire more deeply into how we truly wanted to live (a notion we call "repatterning") evolved into a powerful spiritual adventure bringing us into greater connection with each other and, most importantly, to our selves. Now, after this wonderful time on the road, we are more clear than ever on how to serve, and are being steered towards a breathtaking future that we could not have possibly dreamed of prior to our van life journey. Ultimately, we have found remarkable clarity by leaping into the unknown and trust more than ever before, that the universe truly has our back...and yours too. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/van-life-with-baby/ Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS37: Stephen & Theresa - Van Life with Baby, Repatterning, Bentinho & More clean 1:10:09 OS36: Ben Hewitt – Unschooling, Fostering Curiosity & Learning To Let Go https://ownstream.co/benhewitt/ Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:58:53 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5191 <p>Author, dad and farmer Ben Hewitt has emerged as one of the leaders in the alternative education movement. For over a decade he and his wife Penny have explored the nuances of "unschooling" their kids (a word they admittedly dislike). Basically, the idea is to give kids room to explore, follow their excitement and then - as parents - step in and facilitate, add enthusiasm and get out of the way. The result are two boys who are independent, confident and highly expressed. This road has led them through all manner of peaks and valleys, which we explore in this conversation. What happened when Ben's eldest son wasn't reading by the (supposed) "correct" time? What did Ben and Penny do when they discovered their youngest son trapping animals on their farm? How did they respond when their eldest suddenly desired a traditional school/educational experience? And, what are their views of the standard educational system in the west now with over 10 years of experience behind them? We discuss this and much, much more with Ben Hewitt in this Ownstream Podcast interview. Mostly, we delve into the remarkable nature of learning and creativity and how joyful and expansive it can be if we simply allow kids to follow their own excitement, and then, do the hardest thing: let go. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/benhewitt/">OS36: Ben Hewitt – Unschooling, Fostering Curiosity & Learning To Let Go</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Author, dad and farmer Ben Hewitt has emerged as one of the leaders in the alternative education movement. For over a decade he and his wife Penny have explored the nuances of "unschooling" their kids (a word they admittedly dislike). Basically, Author, dad and farmer Ben Hewitt has emerged as one of the leaders in the alternative education movement. For over a decade he and his wife Penny have explored the nuances of "unschooling" their kids (a word they admittedly dislike). Basically, the idea is to give kids room to explore, follow their excitement and then - as parents - step in and facilitate, add enthusiasm and get out of the way. The result are two boys who are independent, confident and highly expressed. This road has led them through all manner of peaks and valleys, which we explore in this conversation. What happened when Ben's eldest son wasn't reading by the (supposed) "correct" time? What did Ben and Penny do when they discovered their youngest son trapping animals on their farm? How did they respond when their eldest suddenly desired a traditional school/educational experience? And, what are their views of the standard educational system in the west now with over 10 years of experience behind them? We discuss this and much, much more with Ben Hewitt in this Ownstream Podcast interview. Mostly, we delve into the remarkable nature of learning and creativity and how joyful and expansive it can be if we simply allow kids to follow their own excitement, and then, do the hardest thing: let go. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/benhewitt <br /> Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS36: Ben Hewitt - Unschooling, Fostering Curiosity & Learning To Let Go clean 1:04:41 OS35: Anurag Gupta – Live Your Calling, Have Enough & Be Awesome https://ownstream.co/anuraggupta/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:08:47 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5160 <p>Anurag Gupta's message is simple: discover & devote your life to your "calling". From here, design an architecture and environment around you to support the further exploration and realization of your aim. This is a rather simple path, but one that could prove to be the most challenging - and possibly the most important one - you ever embark upon. For some (including us) the changes needed can be dramatic - leaving a job, selling your 'stuff', dropping friendships, finding your true voice and expressing that. It seems that fulfillment and true joy only when one steps fully into the space of one's calling and lives FROM that place. Oh, and as Anurag so clearly states in this interview - it's never about where you're going (and the pictures and vision which accompany that). No, in fact, in many cases we must drop all attachment to what we want and allow our calling or truth to lead us. It will lead to many surprises perhaps, but ultimately a much better place than what we (and our programming) could design for us. In this conversation, Anurag lays out his vision for how to live a life of joyful fulfillment. It's simple, but not easy. For us, his message has been one of the most inspiring we've ever heard. We hope you feel the same.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/anuraggupta/">OS35: Anurag Gupta – Live Your Calling, Have Enough & Be Awesome</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Anurag Gupta's message is simple: discover & devote your life to your "calling". From here, design an architecture and environment around you to support the further exploration and realization of your aim. This is a rather simple path, Anurag Gupta's message is simple: discover & devote your life to your "calling". From here, design an architecture and environment around you to support the further exploration and realization of your aim. This is a rather simple path, but one that could prove to be the most challenging - and possibly the most important one - you ever embark upon. For some (including us) the changes needed can be dramatic - leaving a job, selling your 'stuff', dropping friendships, finding your true voice and expressing that. It seems that fulfillment and true joy only when one steps fully into the space of one's calling and lives FROM that place. Oh, and as Anurag so clearly states in this interview - it's never about where you're going (and the pictures and vision which accompany that). No, in fact, in many cases we must drop all attachment to what we want and allow our calling or truth to lead us. It will lead to many surprises perhaps, but ultimately a much better place than what we (and our programming) could design for us. In this conversation, Anurag lays out his vision for how to live a life of joyful fulfillment. It's simple, but not easy. For us, his message has been one of the most inspiring we've ever heard. We hope you feel the same. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit -<br /> https://ownstream.co/anuraggupta Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS35: Anurag Gupta - Live Your Calling, Have Enough & Be Awesome clean 1:26:45 OS34: Lynne McTaggart – Intention, The Field & The Power of 8 https://ownstream.co/lynnemctaggart/ Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:37:00 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5144 <p>Lynne McTaggart admits she is a "disruptor". Trained as an investigative journalist, she is highly skilled at identifying questionable practices or truths, exploring these deeply and testing them to obtain some measure of objectivity. Initially, it was medical practices and treatments that didn't seem to deliver their promised results. This led to her highly successful magazine "What Doctors Don't Tell You". She never expected her life's journey to propel her into the study of spirituality, consciousness and healing. But, as is so often the case, our path can sometimes be surprising as it leads us to our destiny of fulfillment and service. This has certainly been the case for Lynne as she now explores the power of small groups of people (8, in fact) that - together - focus on a collective intention aiming to positively impact others. These intentions range from lowering the death tolls in war-torn areas to healing a disease in a specific person. The results are astonishing, most notably in the group members themselves. Seems all sorts of miracles can flow once we focus on serving others. These amazing results form the basis of this week's Ownstream podcast interview with Lynne. Learn "what" an intention truly is, how to form your own groups of 8 (and how to focus them) & why there is such power and leverage within the vast field of consciousness which connects us all. It was a huge pleasure speaking with Lynne, a true leader at the vital intersection of science and spirit. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/lynnemctaggart/">OS34: Lynne McTaggart – Intention, The Field & The Power of 8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Lynne McTaggart admits she is a "disruptor". Trained as an investigative journalist, she is highly skilled at identifying questionable practices or truths, exploring these deeply and testing them to obtain some measure of objectivity. Initially, Lynne McTaggart admits she is a "disruptor". Trained as an investigative journalist, she is highly skilled at identifying questionable practices or truths, exploring these deeply and testing them to obtain some measure of objectivity. Initially, it was medical practices and treatments that didn't seem to deliver their promised results. This led to her highly successful magazine "What Doctors Don't Tell You". She never expected her life's journey to propel her into the study of spirituality, consciousness and healing. But, as is so often the case, our path can sometimes be surprising as it leads us to our destiny of fulfillment and service. This has certainly been the case for Lynne as she now explores the power of small groups of people (8, in fact) that - together - focus on a collective intention aiming to positively impact others. These intentions range from lowering the death tolls in war-torn areas to healing a disease in a specific person. The results are astonishing, most notably in the group members themselves. Seems all sorts of miracles can flow once we focus on serving others. These amazing results form the basis of this week's Ownstream podcast interview with Lynne. Learn "what" an intention truly is, how to form your own groups of 8 (and how to focus them) & why there is such power and leverage within the vast field of consciousness which connects us all. It was a huge pleasure speaking with Lynne, a true leader at the vital intersection of science and spirit. Enjoy! For more plus the show notes please go to - https://ownstream.co/lynnemctaggart Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs OS34: Lynne McTaggart - Intention, The Field & The Power of 8 clean 1:09:36 OS33: Gina Savage & Mike Perkins – Farming, Food, Service & True Love https://ownstream.co/surfranch/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:23:38 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5115 <p>Mike Perkins and Gina Savage had, independent of the other, always dreamed of owning their own Oregon farm. Gina toiled away at a corporate job while Mike ran various businesses, while periodically traveling and living out of his camper. When they met, and fell in love, both felt buoyed to go for it and act on their excitement. Just three years later, the couple owns a thriving, organic farm in southern Oregon called the "Surf Ranch" where they grow vegetables, raise cattle and build community with other, local farmers. They also just happen to have one of the more amazing Airbnb rentals in the USA, and are praised by virtually everyone who stays with them (including us!). How have they elevated to the level of "super hosts"? What is their secret to inspiring epic, rave reviews? And, what is life truly like for two people who gave it all up for nature and their shared love of growing food? For many, cashing in the chips for the farm lifestyle is a fantasy, perhaps even a dream. For Gina and Mike, it's a dream come true and they aren't afraid to admit they are loving every second of it. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/surfranch/">OS33: Gina Savage & Mike Perkins – Farming, Food, Service & True Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Mike Perkins and Gina Savage had, independent of the other, always dreamed of owning their own Oregon farm. Gina toiled away at a corporate job while Mike ran various businesses, while periodically traveling and living out of his camper. Mike Perkins and Gina Savage had, independent of the other, always dreamed of owning their own Oregon farm. Gina toiled away at a corporate job for years while Mike ran various businesses, while periodically traveling and living out of his camper. When they met, and fell in love, both felt buoyed to go for it and act on their excitement. Just three years later, the couple owns a thriving, organic farm in southern Oregon called the "Surf Ranch" where they grow vegetables, raise cattle and build community with other, local farmers. They also just happen to have one of the more amazing Airbnb rentals in the USA, and are praised by virtually everyone who stays with them (including us!). How have they elevated to the level of "super hosts"? What is their secret to inspiring epic, rave reviews? And, what is life truly like for two people who gave it all up for nature and their shared love of growing food? For many, cashing in the chips for the farm lifestyle is a fantasy, perhaps even a dream. For Gina and Mike, it's a dream come true and they aren't afraid to admit they are loving every second of it. Enjoy! For more, including the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/surfranch Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:33:08 OS32: Sara Warden – Travel, World Schooling & Raising Global Citizens https://ownstream.co/sarawarden/ Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:04:04 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5098 <p>When Sara Warden's husband landed a great job in Morocco, they jumped at the opportunity. They were done with New York City, and felt the call to take their two kids to another country enabling them to directly learn about another culture and way of life. Thus begins Sara and her family's amazing journey with world schooling and living life outside of the box. They have since traveled to many countries, learning and experiencing great art, culture, language and more. This radically different approach to education has also caused Sara to question many other "normal" aspects of western life too: social media, mobile devices, food...you name it. Like many other parents, Sara has found the traditional way of educating her kids to be lacking and that the world schooling approach has awakened a natural, organic love of learning in her kids. In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we discuss her experiences with traveling with her kids, how world schooling works for them and how it has opened up an entirely new way of life for her and her family. Namely, a life more fully aligned with their values and excitement, and the wish to inspire others to do to the same. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/sarawarden/">OS32: Sara Warden – Travel, World Schooling & Raising Global Citizens</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> When Sara Warden's husband landed a great job in Morocco, they jumped at the opportunity. They were done with New York City, and felt the call to take their two kids to another country enabling them to directly learn about another culture and way of li... When Sara Warden's husband landed a great job in Morocco, they jumped at the opportunity. They were done with New York City, and felt the call to take their two kids to another country enabling them to directly learn about another culture and way of life. Thus begins Sara and her family's amazing journey with world schooling and living life outside of the box. They have since traveled to many countries, learning and experiencing great art, culture, language and more. This radically different approach to education has also caused Sara to question many other "normal" aspects of western life too: social media, mobile devices, food...you name it. Like many other parents, Sara has found the traditional way of educating her kids to be lacking and that the world schooling approach has awakened a natural, organic love of learning in her kids. In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we discuss her experiences with traveling with her kids, how world schooling works for them and how it has opened up an entirely new way of life for her and her family. Namely, a life more fully aligned with their values and excitement, and the wish to inspire others to do to the same. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/sarawarden Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:12:15 OS31: Dr. Robert Ostfeld – Healing Disease & Building Community with Whole Plant Foods https://ownstream.co/robertostfeld/ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:08:37 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5079 <p>Dr. Robert Ostfeld has emerged as one of the more vocal leaders in the movement to educate both our population and our medical professionals about the vast powers of the whole foods, plant-based diet. And, he is conveying his powerful message from within the food desert of the Bronx, NY. He not only helps his patients reverse their debilitating conditions of heart disease, he actively promotes the preventative powers of the diet by hosting healthy and open community whole foods plant-based meals and by actively promoting the diet through interviews such as this one. We discuss the myriad of success stories he has personally witnessed, the hurdles to sharing this simple message and the power of community in triggering lifestyle changes. This is an episode which could literally save your life or the life of someone you love. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/robertostfeld/">OS31: Dr. Robert Ostfeld – Healing Disease & Building Community with Whole Plant Foods</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Dr. Robert Ostfeld has emerged as one of the more vocal leaders in the movement to educate both our population and our medical professionals about the vast powers of the whole foods, plant-based diet. And, he is conveying his powerful message from with... Dr. Robert Ostfeld has emerged as one of the more vocal leaders in the movement to educate both our population and our medical professionals about the vast powers of the whole foods, plant-based diet. And, he is conveying his powerful message from within the food desert of the Bronx, NY. He not only helps his patients reverse their debilitating conditions of heart disease, he actively promotes the preventative powers of the diet by hosting healthy and open community whole foods plant-based meals and by actively promoting the diet through interviews such as this one. We discuss the myriad of success stories he has personally witnessed, the hurdles to sharing this simple message and the power of community in triggering lifestyle changes. This is an episode which could literally save your life or the life of someone you love. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/robertostfeld Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:14:46 OS30: Patrick Haize – Addiction, Matrix Deprogramming, Adventure & More https://ownstream.co/patrickhaize/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:18:18 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5055 <p>Patrick Haize is a true renaissance man. He wears various hats, coaches people on an assortment of skills and practices, and leads adventures into sacred locations in nature around the world. More and more, people are breaking out of the cookie-cutter design of work and life by simply following their excitement, healing themselves, and helping others. So, in Patrick's case, he does a variety of things, each though focused on one ultimate goal - raising consciousness. In this episode, we discuss his amazing recovery from heroin addiction, and the vitally important spiritual growth which has ensued, how he deprogrammed himself from the matrix plus the difference between the synthetic matrix and the Gaian matrix, his purpose and how he helps others find theirs & how music remains his passion. His life is a living testament to his calling of consciousness, and how layered and textured that path can appear. It stands in stark contrast to the many who need things to fit into boxes, obsessed with control, following the rules. For Patrick, and for many others like him, the new earth is here and he is showing the way. Are you willing to follow? Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/patrickhaize/">OS30: Patrick Haize – Addiction, Matrix Deprogramming, Adventure & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Patrick Haize is a true renaissance man. He wears various hats, coaches people on an assortment of skills and practices, and leads adventures into sacred locations in nature around the world. More and more, Patrick Haize is a true renaissance man. He wears various hats, coaches people on an assortment of skills and practices, and leads adventures into sacred locations in nature around the world. More and more, people are breaking out of the cookie-cutter design of work and life by simply following their excitement, healing themselves, and helping others. So, in Patrick's case, he does a variety of things, each though focused on one ultimate goal - raising consciousness. In this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, we discuss his amazing recovery from heroin addiction, and the vitally important spiritual growth which has ensued, how he deprogrammed himself from the matrix plus the difference between the synthetic matrix and the Gaian matrix, his purpose and how he helps others find theirs & how music remains his passion. His life is a living testament to his calling of consciousness, and how layered and textured that path can appear. It stands in stark contrast to the many who need things to fit into boxes, obsessed with control, following the rules. For Patrick, and for many others like him, the new earth is here and he is showing the way. Are you willing to follow? Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/patrickhaize Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:21:27 OS29: Dr. Eric Pearl – Reconnective Healing & The Power of True “Knowing” https://ownstream.co/ericpearl/ Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:29:07 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5034 <p>Some dozen or so years ago, Dr. Eric Pearl had a thriving chiropractic practice in Los Angeles and seemed to be leading a fairly 'normal' life. That is, until the lights came on - literally. One night, Dr. Pearl was awoken to find the lights had turned on in his bedroom. Certain of a prowler, he climbed out of bed with his beloved Doberman by his side, only to find no one had burglarized his home. The following days and weeks though at his office forecast a very uniquely different sort of arrival. This explains the dawn of Reconnective Healing, a revolutionary healing modality which - to Dr. Pearl - stands at the true leading edge of health, science and consciousness. We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pearl some years ago at one of his workshops, and indeed the frequencies of energy which flow during the simple practice of reconnective healing are profoundly elegant, vivifying and truly have an intelligence all their own. This podcast episode delves into the nuances of the practice, covers more of the story of "how" these frequencies began flowing through Dr. Pearl (and, subsequently, his many thousands of students worldwide), the nature of consciousness, God & what it means to truly "know". It is safe to say that Dr. Pearl was initially reluctant to step into the world of energy and healing, but nowadays - convinced of the truth of his cause - he is unabashed in his belief that his calling is truly serving others, while also rather naturally expanding his own life and understanding of our place in the vast universal field of cosmic energy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/ericpearl/">OS29: Dr. Eric Pearl – Reconnective Healing & The Power of True “Knowing”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Some dozen or so years ago, Dr. Eric Pearl had a thriving chiropractic practice in Los Angeles and seemed to be leading a fairly 'normal' life. That is, until the lights came on - literally. One night, Dr. Pearl was awoken to find the lights had turned... Some dozen or so years ago, Dr. Eric Pearl had a thriving chiropractic practice in Los Angeles and seemed to be leading a fairly 'normal' life. That is, until the lights came on - literally. One night, Dr. Pearl was awoken to find the lights had turned on in his bedroom. Certain of a prowler, he climbed out of bed with his beloved Doberman by his side, only to find no one had burglarized his home. The following days and weeks though at his office forecast a very uniquely different sort of arrival. This explains the dawn of Reconnective Healing, a revolutionary healing modality which - to Dr. Pearl - stands at the true leading edge of health, science and consciousness. We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pearl some years ago at one of his workshops, and indeed the frequencies of energy which flow during the simple practice of reconnective healing are profoundly elegant, vivifying and truly have an intelligence all their own. This podcast episode delves into the nuances of the practice, covers more of the story of "how" these frequencies began flowing through Dr. Pearl (and, subsequently, his many thousands of students worldwide), the nature of consciousness, God & what it means to truly "know". It is safe to say that Dr. Pearl was initially reluctant to step into the world of energy and healing, but nowadays - convinced of the truth of his cause - he is unabashed in his belief that his calling is truly serving others, while also rather naturally expanding his own life and understanding of our place in the vast universal field of cosmic energy. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit: https://ownstream.co/ericpearl Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:12:01 OS28: Stacie Malkus – The Healing Power of Oils + The Rise of Network Marketing https://ownstream.co/staciemalkus/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:43:49 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=5001 <p>Stacie Malkus never saw herself in sales, much less network marketing. So, when an opportunity to become a rep with an essential oils business came her way, she balked. That is, until she saw how powerful the oils were when she used them to help her daughter's sleep. After Brooklyn took a 3-hour nap, mommy became a believer. Now, she oversees a 40K member team, selling healthy essential oils to those craving an alternative to the mainstream path of medicine and drugs. This episode began as an exploration of these oils and how wide-ranging and beautifully effective they are in treating all manner of illness and injury. But, along the way, we realized that this episode was also about the return of network marketing as a viable, powerful business for those who'd rather not sit at a desk all day. In the last couple of years, Stacie has grown her business to becoming the lone bread winner in her family (she "retired her husband" a few years ago), and now their family enjoys more time together, enjoying the outdoors (surfing in particular), traveling and more. For those seeking ways to treat pain and illness more holistically AND for people who desire an elegant alternative to working 9-5, then this podcast is for you. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/staciemalkus/">OS28: Stacie Malkus – The Healing Power of Oils + The Rise of Network Marketing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Stacie Malkus never saw herself in sales, much less network marketing. So, when an opportunity to become a rep with an essential oils business came her way, she balked. That is, until she saw how powerful the oils were when she used them to help her da... Stacie Malkus never saw herself in sales, much less network marketing. So, when an opportunity to become a rep with an essential oils business came her way, she balked. That is, until she saw how powerful the oils were when she used them to help her daughter's sleep. After Brooklyn took a 3-hour nap, mommy became a believer. Now, she oversees a 40K member team, selling healthy essential oils to those craving an alternative to the mainstream path of medicine and drugs. This episode began as an exploration of these oils and how wide-ranging and beautifully effective they are in treating all manner of illness and injury. But, along the way, we realized that this episode was also about the return of network marketing as a viable, powerful business for those who'd rather not sit at a desk all day. In the last couple of years, Stacie has grown her business to becoming the lone bread winner in her family (she "retired her husband" a few years ago), and now their family enjoys more time together, enjoying the outdoors (surfing in particular), traveling and more. For those seeking ways to treat pain and illness more holistically AND for people who desire an elegant alternative to working 9-5, then this podcast is for you. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/staciemalkus Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:12:23 OS27: Care Messer – Birth As A Sacred Moment, Empowering Parents & More https://ownstream.co/caremesser/ Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:24:01 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4953 <p>Care Messer knew her newly born infant daughter Finnley was in trouble, and the doctors agreed. After 6 miscarriages though, Care was determined for her beautiful baby to know the feeling of love, so she simply held her - for days, and days. Eventually, it became clear that Finn was going nowhere and that Care had a new mission in life - to empower parents to make healthy choices regarding their birth experiences, and to reframe birth from a painful, traumatic event to one filled with beauty, grace and love. Care runs the Birth Education Center of San Diego, but speaks powerfully for all around the world exploring alternatives to the mainstream, prescribed birth experience. Does birthing have to be painful? Must it be traumatic? Must it take place in a hospital? Are moms and dads to be seen as "patients", or simply, parents? We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of the Ownstream podcast. For those who are expecting a child, or who are considering having a child, this episode could radically change your view of the birth process. Plus, hear Care describe her very emotional and moving journey to motherhood, and the remarkable grace that has awakened in her along her path. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/caremesser/">OS27: Care Messer – Birth As A Sacred Moment, Empowering Parents & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Care Messer knew her newly born infant daughter Finnley was in trouble, and the doctors agreed. After 6 miscarriages though, Care was determined for her beautiful baby to know the feeling of love, so she simply held her - for days, and days. Care Messer knew her newly born infant daughter Finnley was in trouble, and the doctors agreed. After 6 miscarriages though, Care was determined for her beautiful baby to know the feeling of love, so she simply held her - for days, and days. Eventually, it became clear that Finn was going nowhere and that Care had a new mission in life - to empower parents to make healthy choices regarding their birth experiences, and to reframe birth from a painful, traumatic event to one filled with beauty, grace and love. Care runs the Birth Education Center of San Diego, but speaks powerfully for all around the world exploring alternatives to the mainstream, prescribed birth experience. Does birthing have to be painful? Must it be traumatic? Must it take place in a hospital? Are moms and dads to be seen as "patients", or simply, parents? We discuss all of these topics and more on this episode of the Ownstream podcast. For those who are expecting a child, or who are considering having a child, this episode could radically change your view of the birth process. Plus, hear Care describe her very emotional and moving journey to motherhood, and the remarkable grace that has awakened in her along her path. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/caremesser<br /> Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:29:57 OS26: Theresa & Stephen – Come Play With Us This Summer + Other Updates https://ownstream.co/vantrip/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 18:07:40 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4931 <p>What happens when you decide to change EVERYTHING about your life? What fears and other challenges arise, and how do you deal with them? This forms the bulk of this podcast episode, where we as co-hosts (Theresa & Stephen) delve into the inner reality of making massive changes in life and how we are successfully managing these challenges and maintaining peace, joy & love through the process. Also, we discuss our general route through the western US from late July '17 thru Oct '17 (& beyond) and how you can connect with us in person along the way! This episode was a bit scary for us, as we delve into the intimacies of our inner (and outer) journey. We hope you will listen with an open mind, and see a bit of yourself in our challenges and triumphs. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/vantrip/">OS26: Theresa & Stephen – Come Play With Us This Summer + Other Updates</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> What happens when you decide to change EVERYTHING about your life? What fears and other challenges arise, and how do you deal with them? This forms the bulk of this podcast episode, where we as co-hosts (Theresa & Stephen) delve into the inner reality ... What happens when you decide to change EVERYTHING about your life? What fears and other challenges arise, and how do you deal with them? This forms the bulk of this podcast episode, where we as co-hosts (Theresa & Stephen) delve into the inner reality of making massive changes in life and how we are successfully managing these challenges and maintaining peace, joy & love through the process. Also, we discuss our general route through the western US from late July '17 thru Oct '17 (& beyond) and how you can connect with us in person along the way! This episode was a bit scary for us, as we delve into the intimacies of our inner (and outer) journey. We hope you will listen with an open mind, and see a bit of yourself in our challenges and triumphs. Enjoy! (NOTE: We also discuss how the podcast logistics may change during this time period. Namely, how we might have to shift to every other week, or to another schedule to support the process of repatterning.) For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/vantrip Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 48:55 OS25: Chess Edwards – From Betrayal to Awakening & The Adventure Within https://ownstream.co/chess/ Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:50:56 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4910 <p>The spirit of adventure has always come naturally to Chess Edwards. For many years, he has taken small groups into the remotest corners of the world, hoping that the outer environs would shake them loose from the mundane patterns of the mainstream path. His desire was that people would return from a trip, and review their life through a broader lens making dramatic changes in their world steering always towards more power, vitality…and joy. Chess blends this spirit of outer adventure with a powerful and deep meditation practice, exploring all forms of life’s edges - both inner and outer. His message is clear - the true adventure is within, in the frontier of consciousness. In this incredibly candid interview, Chess discusses his feelings of betrayal at the promises of the mainstream path (media, education, family etc) and how he rose above this. Learn his stunning definition of the ego and the “illusion” and how people can disidentify with the false, and align with the truth uncovering true joy, meaning and purpose. His life, and this epic conversation, is a shining testament to the powerful spiritual channel he advocates of alignment and surrender. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/chess/">OS25: Chess Edwards – From Betrayal to Awakening & The Adventure Within</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> The spirit of adventure has always come naturally to Chess Edwards. For many years, he has taken small groups into the remotest corners of the world, hoping that the outer environs would shake them loose from the mundane patterns of the mainstream path... The spirit of adventure has always come naturally to Chess Edwards. For many years, he has taken small groups into the remotest corners of the world, hoping that the outer environs would shake them loose from the mundane patterns of the mainstream path. His desire was that people would return from a trip, and review their life through a broader lens making dramatic changes in their world steering always towards more power, vitality…and joy. Chess blends this spirit of outer adventure with a powerful and deep meditation practice, exploring all forms of life’s edges - both inner and outer. His message is clear - the true adventure is within, in the frontier of consciousness. In this incredibly candid interview, Chess discusses his feelings of betrayal at the promises of the mainstream path (media, education, family etc) and how he rose above this. Learn his stunning definition of the ego and the “illusion” and how people can disidentify with the false, and align with the truth uncovering true joy, meaning and purpose. His life, and this epic conversation, is a shining testament to the powerful spiritual channel he advocates of alignment and surrender. For more on this episode, including the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/chess Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:37:10 OS24: Kimberly & Theo Hanson – How They Beat Cancer & Got Busy Living https://ownstream.co/hanson/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:52:34 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4881 <p>It might be the most dreaded word in the western world - cancer. Many live in sheer terror at receiving this diagnosis from their doctor, certain it means death or a highly compromised life going forward. Modern medicine's approach is to remove the tumor and then, by way of radiation and chemotherapy, eliminate any remaining cancerous tissues before these toxic treatments kill the person. A race, in other words, where only the strong survive. Many now are finding different approaches to this dreaded condition and finding not only success in reversing the disease, but a wildly new and vibrant lease on life. Enter Kimberly and Theo Hanson, who used a special juicing protocol to reverse her breast cancer and help him to lose over 100 lbs. The two of them now are on a mission to share their powerful message, inspire others and change the conversation about cancer from treating the symptom (tumors) to changing the toxic lifestyle which creates these frightening symbols of a culture gone awry. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/hanson/">OS24: Kimberly & Theo Hanson – How They Beat Cancer & Got Busy Living</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> It might be the most dreaded word in the western world - cancer. Many live in sheer terror at receiving this diagnosis from their doctor, certain it means death or a highly compromised life going forward. Modern medicine's approach is to remove the tum... It might be the most dreaded word in the western world - cancer. Many live in sheer terror at receiving this diagnosis from their doctor, certain it means death or a highly compromised life going forward. Modern medicine's approach is to remove the tumor and then, by way of radiation and chemotherapy, eliminate any remaining cancerous tissues before these toxic treatments kill the person. A race, in other words, where only the strong survive. Many now are finding different approaches to this dreaded condition and finding not only success in reversing the disease, but a wildly new and vibrant lease on life. Enter Kimberly and Theo Hanson, who used a special juicing protocol to reverse her breast cancer and help him to lose over 100 lbs. The two of them now are on a mission to share their powerful message, inspire others and change the conversation about cancer from treating the symptom (tumors) to changing the toxic lifestyle which creates these frightening symbols of a culture gone awry. Enjoy! For more on this episode, including the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/hanson Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:25:30 OS23: Ayanna Mojica – Mysticism, Feminine Power & Wealth Attraction https://ownstream.co/ayannamojica/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:26:48 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4854 <p>Ayanna Mojica was down to her final $125. She was heartbroken, suicidal, she could barely move. Within days she had a new business and had over $5K in coaching clients, within a few weeks she had hit 5 figures and hasn't looked back since. This is the magic of hitting bottom, and it's the power of using a heart-centered approach to business, entrepreneurship and life. Ayanna Mojica calls herself a Priestess, meaning she bridges the sacred (invisible) and the tangible (visible). Her aim is to empower women to own their financial birthright. She wants women happy, radiant and wealthy. In this episode, she discusses how important this is in our culture today, how to actually use law of attraction (and how "The Secret" was incomplete), how she helps women become mega successful and she candidly reveals some of her most powerful, spiritual experiences. For anyone (man or woman) who is interested in the intersection between wealth and spirituality, this episode is sure to fascinate. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/ayannamojica/">OS23: Ayanna Mojica – Mysticism, Feminine Power & Wealth Attraction</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Ayanna Mojica was down to her final $125. She was heartbroken, suicidal, she could barely move. Within days she had a new business and had over $5K in coaching clients, within a few weeks she had hit 5 figures and hasn't looked back since. Ayanna Mojica was down to her final $125. She was heartbroken, suicidal, she could barely move. Within days she had a new business and had over $5K in coaching clients, within a few weeks she had hit 5 figures and hasn't looked back since. This is the magic of hitting bottom, and it's the power of using a heart-centered approach to business, entrepreneurship and life. Ayanna Mojica calls herself a Priestess, meaning she bridges the sacred (invisible) and the tangible (visible). Her aim is to empower women to own their financial birthright. She wants women happy, radiant and wealthy. In this episode, she discusses how important this is in our culture today, how to actually use law of attraction (and how "The Secret" was incomplete), how she helps women become mega successful and she candidly reveals some of her most powerful, spiritual experiences. For anyone (man or woman) who is interested in the intersection between wealth and spirituality, this episode is sure to fascinate. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/ayannamojica Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:21:33 OS22: Andy Austin – Year #1 In His Van, Redefining Freedom, Risk & Home https://ownstream.co/andyaustin/ Thu, 08 Jun 2017 16:50:09 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4815 <p>So, what's it like living full-time in a van? Scan the hashtag #vanlife on Instagram, and prepare to ooh and aah and the majesty of the earth through the eyes of van dwellers worldwide. You would probably stumble across some of the breathtaking imagery of professional photographer Andy Austin, who for the past year has lived full-time in his 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500. Traveling throughout the west, and mostly back and forth across his beloved home state of Montana, Andy has built quite the following online and has amassed some amazing stories from his time on the road. We discuss many specifics, namely how does he: eat, poop, sleep, work, relax and make coffee? Where does he park at night? What are some of his favorite places to boondock? What are some of his favorite memories from the last year? What challenges has he stared down and gotten through? We discuss all facets of #vanlife with the very candid, eloquent and adventurous Andy Austin in this episode of the Ownstream Podcast. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/andyaustin/">OS22: Andy Austin – Year #1 In His Van, Redefining Freedom, Risk & Home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> So, what's it like living full-time in a van? Scan the hashtag #vanlife on Instagram, and prepare to ooh and aah and the majesty of the earth through the eyes of van dwellers worldwide. You would probably stumble across some of the breathtaking imagery... So, what's it like living full-time in a van? Scan the hashtag #vanlife on Instagram, and prepare to ooh and aah and the majesty of the earth through the eyes of van dwellers worldwide. You would probably stumble across some of the breathtaking imagery of professional photographer Andy Austin, who for the past year has lived full-time in his 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500. Traveling throughout the west, and mostly back and forth across his beloved home state of Montana, Andy has built quite the following online and has amassed some amazing stories from his time on the road. We discuss many specifics, namely how does he: eat, poop, sleep, work, relax and make coffee? Where does he park at night? What are some of his favorite places to boondock? What are some of his favorite memories from the last year? What challenges has he stared down and gotten through? We discuss all facets of #vanlife with the very candid, eloquent and adventurous Andy Austin in this episode of the Ownstream Podcast. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/andyaustin Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:18:48 OS21: Cara Thomas – “Serenflipity” & How Choosing Adventure Can Change A Life https://ownstream.co/serenflipity/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:45:29 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4790 <p>Cara Thomas was stuck. She was tired of her day job, her relationship had just ended, New York was wearing her out. She knew that life could be more than this, so like more and more people, she dropped it all and headed to Asia. She purchased a 1-way ticket to Mumbai, and did not look back. Prior to her departure, inspiration struck - ask her closest friends to give her small challenges to do along the way, enabling her to both pursue adventure but also invite serendipity and spontaneity into her daily experience. Since she loosely planned to be away for 90 days, she asked for (and received) 90 cards. These actions ranged from paying it forward by purchasing a treat for someone behind you in line to asking a stranger for a mantra. So, of course one of these led her to meeting Steven Tyler in a Bangkok hotel and the other...to connecting with us in a cafe in Ubud, Bali. We've been pals ever since, and we're honored to share her wonderfully organic entrepreneurial journey with you. She shares here how "Serenflipity" has naturally grown into a full-blown business, how travel helped her get unstuck in her life, her 90-day structure to life experiments and how serendipity is less “magic” and more a state of mind, available to anyone, anytime. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/serenflipity/">OS21: Cara Thomas – “Serenflipity” & How Choosing Adventure Can Change A Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Cara Thomas was stuck. She was tired of her day job, her relationship had just ended, New York was wearing her out. She knew that life could be more than this, so like more and more people, she dropped it all and headed to Asia. Cara Thomas was stuck. She was tired of her day job, her relationship had just ended, New York was wearing her out. She knew that life could be more than this, so like more and more people, she dropped it all and headed to Asia. She purchased a 1-way ticket to Mumbai, and did not look back. Prior to her departure, inspiration struck - ask her closest friends to give her small challenges to do along the way, enabling her to both pursue adventure but also invite serendipity and spontaneity into her daily experience. Since she loosely planned to be away for 90 days, she asked for (and received) 90 cards. These actions ranged from paying it forward by purchasing a treat for someone behind you in line to asking a stranger for a mantra. So, of course one of these led her to meeting Steven Tyler in a Bangkok hotel and the other...to connecting with us in a cafe in Ubud, Bali. We've been pals ever since, and we're honored to share her wonderfully organic entrepreneurial journey with you. She shares here how "Serenflipity" has naturally grown into a full-blown business, how travel helped her get unstuck in her life, her 90-day structure to life experiments and how serendipity is less “magic” and more a state of mind, available to anyone, anytime. Enjoy! For more, plus the show notes for this episode, go to - https://ownstream.co/serenflipity<br /> Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:10:47 OS20: Theresa Sgobba – “Going Whole”, How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet https://ownstream.co/theresasgobba/ Thu, 25 May 2017 16:24:03 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4751 <p>Fierce determination. This describes the look on Theresa's face after watching the documentary, "Forks Over Knives". Having always suspected that her diet was "off" & while currently watching her father suffer from cancer (which, as she learned in the film, is directly connected to eating meat and dairy), Theresa's mission became clear: transition to the whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet and, then, help others do the same. The result has been a dramatic transition across virtually every area of her life - weight loss, sleep, fitness, focus, feeling connected with nature, even the birth of her daughter - all directly helped by her diet. On this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, she discusses the 4 steps to effectively transition from any diet to the WFPB diet, the myths surrounding protein and calcium, she reveals her dramatic history with food, health, body image and healing and so much more, plus how you can work with her to help enact these dramatic changes in your life too. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/theresasgobba/">OS20: Theresa Sgobba – “Going Whole”, How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Fierce determination. This describes the look on Theresa's face after watching the documentary, "Forks Over Knives". Having always suspected that her diet was "off" & while currently watching her father suffer from cancer (which, Fierce determination. This describes the look on Theresa's face after watching the documentary, "Forks Over Knives". Having always suspected that her diet was "off" & while currently watching her father suffer from cancer (which, as she learned in the film, is directly connected to eating meat and dairy), Theresa's mission became clear: transition to the whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet and, then, help others do the same. The result has been a dramatic transition across virtually every area of her life - weight loss, sleep, fitness, focus, feeling connected with nature, even the birth of her daughter - all directly helped by her diet. On this episode of the Ownstream Podcast, she discusses the 4 steps to effectively transition from any diet to the WFPB diet, the myths surrounding protein and calcium, she reveals her dramatic history with food, health, body image and healing and so much more, plus how you can work with her to help enact these dramatic changes in your life too. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to https://ownstream.co/theresasgobba Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:30:12 OS19: Khe Hy – On Leaving Wall St, His Happiness Quotient, “Rad Reads” & More https://ownstream.co/khehy/ Thu, 18 May 2017 18:20:06 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4728 <p>Khe Hy had it made (so to speak). He was a rising star at a major firm on Wall St, was receiving regular bonuses he simply couldn't possibly spend and was admired by anyone who met or knew him. And yet...he wasn't happy. On Khe's scale, he was about a 6 or 6.5 out of 10. Much to his surprise, money did not equate to happiness. So, he did what virtually no one does in that position - he quit. Nowadays, some two years later, the Khe Hy happiness quotient floats around 9.5 out of 10 on most days, he makes plenty of money (though not nearly as much as before) and he shares valuable content via his rapidly growing "RadReads" list, talks to millennials on SnapChat daily and dotes on his daughter, wife and friends. He has realized one of life's best kept secrets: happiness is a choice, and from it stem all sorts of wonders. Khe's life now reveals this truth, and his story is sure to inspire anyone loaded down in a career or life path that doesn't truly excite them. We are honored to include Khe's story on this episode of the Ownstream Podcast. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/khehy/">OS19: Khe Hy – On Leaving Wall St, His Happiness Quotient, “Rad Reads” & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Khe Hy had it made (so to speak). He was a rising star at a major firm on Wall St, was receiving regular bonuses he simply couldn't possibly spend and was admired by anyone who met or knew him. And yet...he wasn't happy. On Khe's scale, Khe Hy had it made (so to speak). He was a rising star at a major firm on Wall St, was receiving regular bonuses he simply couldn't possibly spend and was admired by anyone who met or knew him. And yet...he wasn't happy. On Khe's scale, he was about a 6 or 6.5 out of 10. Much to his surprise, money did not equate to happiness. So, he did what virtually no one does in that position - he quit. Nowadays, some two years later, the Khe Hy happiness quotient floats around 9.5 out of 10 on most days, he makes plenty of money (though not nearly as much as before) and he shares valuable content via his rapidly growing "RadReads" list, talks to millennials on SnapChat daily and dotes on his daughter, wife and friends. He has realized one of life's best kept secrets: happiness is a choice, and from it stem all sorts of wonders. Khe's life now reveals this truth, and his story is sure to inspire anyone loaded down in a career or life path that doesn't truly excite them. We are honored to include Khe's story on this episode of the Ownstream Podcast. Enjoy! For more on this episode, including the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/khehy Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:17:37 OS18: Stephen & Theresa – Bentinho Massaro’s “Endless Bliss” Retreat https://ownstream.co/bentinho-massaro-endless-bliss/ Thu, 11 May 2017 18:43:34 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4705 <p>A very quick episode this week, as we've just returned from Sedona and our truly amazing 2-day seminar with Bentinho Massaro. The aptly named "How To Realize Endless Bliss" retreat was held in two parts - a 5-day session & a 2-day session. We attended the weekend, 2-day event. In short, it was remarkable and anyone who has even the faintest interest in spirituality, and truly waking up, owes it to themselves to become familiar with Bentinho and his teaching. What specifically did we learn and what was the experience like? And, what does Bentinho have planned next and how can you get involved?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/bentinho-massaro-endless-bliss/">OS18: Stephen & Theresa – Bentinho Massaro’s “Endless Bliss” Retreat</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> A very quick episode this week, as we've just returned from Sedona and our truly amazing 2-day seminar with Bentinho Massaro. The aptly named "How To Realize Endless Bliss" retreat was held in two parts - a 5-day session & a 2-day session. A very quick episode this week, as we've just returned from Sedona and our truly amazing 2-day seminar with Bentinho Massaro. The aptly named "How To Realize Endless Bliss" retreat was held in two parts - a 5-day session & a 2-day session. We attended the weekend, 2-day event. In short, it was remarkable and anyone who has even the faintest interest in spirituality, and truly waking up, owes it to themselves to become familiar with Bentinho and his teaching. What specifically did we learn and what was the experience like? And, what does Bentinho have planned next and how can you get involved? Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 30:26 OS17: Cory Katuna – The Sedona Experiment with Bentinho Massaro https://ownstream.co/corykatuna/ Thu, 04 May 2017 17:32:04 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4671 <p>Cory Katuna met spiritual teacher Bentinho Massaro just two years ago and since that day her life has opened in ways she could not have dreamed of. His wondrous mantra: "follow your excitement" came naturally to her, as her belief in the need for an expansive empowerment in her life was evident and her pursuit of it, aligned and true. But, the pursuit of self-realization, or "enlightenment", had barely interested her - that is, until the recently concluded the "Sedona Experiment" with Bentinho. This mysterious two week period involved Bentinho leading a group of 12 adepts through a strenuous and mind-shattering experiential training designed to more greatly contact the true self, the real "I" which is part of the One - or, God. After a mere 3 days, her life was forever changed...and there was still a full week and a half to go. Learn what Bentinho taught during this time period, and how it was received and absorbed by the participants. Many of Bentinho's adepts feel his light is the brightest of our time. After this conversation with Cory, it is hard to disagree...enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/corykatuna/">OS17: Cory Katuna – The Sedona Experiment with Bentinho Massaro</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Cory Katuna met spiritual teacher Bentinho Massaro just two years ago and since that day her life has opened in ways she could not have dreamed of. His wondrous mantra: "follow your excitement" came naturally to her, Cory Katuna met spiritual teacher Bentinho Massaro just two years ago and since that day her life has opened in ways she could not have dreamed of. His wondrous mantra: "follow your excitement" came naturally to her, as her belief in the need for an expansive empowerment in her life was evident and her pursuit of it, aligned and true. But, the pursuit of self-realization, or "enlightenment", had barely interested her - that is, until the recently concluded the "Sedona Experiment" with Bentinho. This mysterious two week period involved Bentinho leading a group of 12 adepts through a strenuous and mind-shattering experiential training designed to more greatly contact the true self, the real "I" which is part of the One - or, God. After a mere 3 days, her life was forever changed...and there was still a full week and a half to go. Bentinho, or "Ben" as his friends (such as Cory) call him, is convinced that enlightenment is no longer to be reserved for monks meditating for years in caves, but can be had by anyone as long as their pursuit is sincere and if they are led by the proper teaching, one that doesn't waste precious time along the way. In this interview, Cory divulges what happened during the Sedona Experiment - what she learned, what the essence of the teaching was, the daily structure, the books Bentinho asked each to read prior to the start (none of which we had heard of before) and, most importantly, how she feels now that she is on the other side. Many of Bentinho's adepts feel his light is the brightest of our time. After this conversation with Cory, it is hard to disagree...enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/corykatuna Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:29:07 OS16: Bridget Nielsen – High Vibration Foods, Exiting the Matrix, ETs & …Tim Ferriss? https://ownstream.co/bridget/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:44:46 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4653 <p>Something was off and Bridget Nielsen knew it. Her day job had brought her to a breaking point. It was through going within that she found both the answers to why she was unhappy and an entire "other" world that awaited her. Nowadays, she sees herself as a bridge connecting ideas and entities from beyond the "here and now" on earth TO those of us open and willing enough to listen. Yes, that's right, we're going to talk about ETs. Real ones. And they have an empowering message for us, if we can open to their message. In this episode, we discuss her connection with ETs and how anyone can connect with them, the interactive adventures she leads to the most beautiful places on earth, the importance of high vibration foods, the divine import of following your excitement, how to exit the “matrix” and detach from the toxic programming around us, and so much more. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/bridget/">OS16: Bridget Nielsen – High Vibration Foods, Exiting the Matrix, ETs & …Tim Ferriss?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Something was off and Bridget Nielsen knew it. Her day job had brought her to a breaking point. It was through going within that she found both the answers to why she was unhappy and an entire "other" world that awaited her. Nowadays, Something was off and Bridget Nielsen knew it. Her day job had brought her to a breaking point. It was through going within that she found both the answers to why she was unhappy and an entire "other" world that awaited her. Nowadays, she sees herself as a bridge connecting ideas and entities from beyond the "here and now" on earth TO those of us open and willing enough to listen. Yes, that's right, we're going to talk about ETs. Real ones. And they have an empowering message for us, if we can open to their message. In this episode, we discuss her connection with ETs and how anyone can connect with them, the interactive adventures she leads to the most beautiful places on earth, the importance of high vibration foods, the divine import of following your excitement, how to exit the “matrix” and detach from the toxic programming around us, and so much more. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit - http:ownstream.co/bridget Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:18:24 OS15: Ronnie Landis – Food, Health, Longevity & Living Your Destiny https://ownstream.co/ronnielandis/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:33:19 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4634 <p>Ronnie Landis fancied himself a professional basketball player. He had also spent years training as a martial artist, obtaining many a black belt along the way. But, a knee injury caused him to contemplate healing which opened up an entire world to him of nutrition, the power of living food & walking the true path towards fulfilling his destiny. He is now at the true leading edge of nutrition and self-transformation, making the clear claim that our diet IS the catalyst in becoming who we are truly meant to be, a fact often missed by those seeking to fully evolve. In this conversation learn about Ronnie's path towards optimal nutrition, what "dis"ease truly is and how we can mitigate and reverse chronic conditions with food, how cooking food de-natures it reducing its ability to support health, that sobriety - for him - is about detoxifying from the illusions painted by the mainstream and stepping into a truly "magical" reality filled with spirit and possibility. Anyone interested in becoming fully expressed and making a powerful impact on the world will love this conversation with Ronnie Landis as virtually everything he says is filled with depth and profound inspiration. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/ronnielandis/">OS15: Ronnie Landis – Food, Health, Longevity & Living Your Destiny</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Ronnie Landis fancied himself a professional basketball player. He had also spent years training as a martial artist, obtaining many a black belt along the way. But, a knee injury caused him to contemplate healing which opened up an entire world to him... Ronnie Landis fancied himself a professional basketball player. He had also spent years training as a martial artist, obtaining many a black belt along the way. But, a knee injury caused him to contemplate healing which opened up an entire world to him of nutrition, the power of living food & walking the true path towards fulfilling his destiny. He is now at the true leading edge of nutrition and self-transformation, making the clear claim that our diet IS the catalyst in becoming who we are truly meant to be, a fact often missed by those seeking to fully evolve. The food we eat either marches us towards our destiny or away from it. In this conversation learn about Ronnie's path towards optimal nutrition, what "dis"ease truly is and how we can mitigate and reverse chronic conditions with food, how cooking food de-natures it reducing its ability to support health, the truth about longevity (& how we are meant to live longer than we've been led to believe), that sobriety - for him - is about detoxifying from the illusions painted by the mainstream and stepping into a truly "magical" reality filled with spirit and possibility. Anyone interested in becoming fully expressed and making a powerful impact on the world will love this conversation with Ronnie Landis as virtually everything he says is filled with depth and profound inspiration. Enjoy! For more on this episode, and for the show notes, please go to: https://ownstream.co/ronnielandis Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:13:46 OS14: Stephen & Theresa on “Van Life” – Why? Our Sprinter Conversion Plan & More https://ownstream.co/vanlifeone/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:01:01 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4613 <p>Mobile living is becoming more and more popular, as is evidenced by the rise of the tiny house on wheels, people living in RV's and the #vanlife movement (just check Instagram). So, why did we recently purchase our own 2005 Dodge Sprinter van to convert into a movable home? What is our plan for designing the interior, and where do we plan to travel? And, most importantly, what are we searching for through this project and, as important, what are we leaving behind? This episode of the Ownstream Podcast features co-founders Stephen and Theresa discussing the project, including how we manifested the perfect van for us and why now is the perfect time for us to join the #vanlife lifestyle. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/vanlifeone/">OS14: Stephen & Theresa on “Van Life” – Why? Our Sprinter Conversion Plan & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Mobile living is becoming more and more popular, as is evidenced by the rise of the tiny house on wheels, people living in RV's and the #vanlife movement (just check Instagram). So, why did we recently purchase our own 2005 Dodge Sprinter van to conver... Mobile living is becoming more and more popular, as is evidenced by the rise of the tiny house on wheels, people living in RV's and the #vanlife movement (just check Instagram). So, why did we recently purchase our own 2005 Dodge Sprinter van to convert into a movable home? What is our plan for designing the interior, and where do we plan to travel? And, most importantly, what are we searching for through this project and, as important, what are we leaving behind? This episode of the Ownstream Podcast features co-founders Stephen and Theresa discussing the project, including how we manifested the perfect van for us and why now is the perfect time for us to join the #vanlife lifestyle. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, visit - https://ownstream.co/vanlifeone Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 51:53 OS13: Leo Babauta – The Zen Of Transformation, One Habit At A Time https://ownstream.co/leobabauta/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:04:09 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4588 <p>Leo Babauta was overweight, in massive debt, out of shape, stressed, scattered and seriously unhappy. Oh, and he was a heavy smoker and parent to 6 kids too. His incredible transformation didn't happen overnight, but rather gradually - one habit at a time. Today, he is completely remade and has become one of the world's most sought after experts in the areas of transformation, habit change, simplicity, minimalism, blogging, parenting...you name it. And it all started when he decided to stop smoking, and put everything he had into changing this one, deadly habit. Astonished at the power of focus, Leo has since - one-by-one - addressed and fixed each of his glaring challenges while amassing a readership of nearly 2 million on his popular blog, "Zen Habits". In this special Ownstream podcast episode, Leo discusses his journey of transformation, his views on simplicity and minimalism now, his daily routine, why he's a vegan, and his astonishment - & joy - at being a professional writer and source of inspiration for many. For him, his life is a dream come true. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/leobabauta/">OS13: Leo Babauta – The Zen Of Transformation, One Habit At A Time</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Leo Babauta was overweight, in massive debt, out of shape, stressed, scattered and seriously unhappy. Oh, and he was a heavy smoker and parent to 6 kids too. His incredible transformation didn't happen overnight, Leo Babauta was overweight, in massive debt, out of shape, stressed, scattered and seriously unhappy. Oh, and he was a heavy smoker and parent to 6 kids too. His incredible transformation didn't happen overnight, but rather gradually - one habit at a time. Today, he is completely remade and has become one of the world's most sought after experts in the areas of transformation, habit change, simplicity, minimalism, blogging, parenting...you name it. And it all started when he decided to stop smoking, and put everything he had into changing this one, deadly habit. Astonished at the power of focus, Leo has since - one-by-one - addressed and fixed each of his glaring challenges while amassing a readership of nearly 2 million on his popular blog, "Zen Habits". In this special Ownstream podcast episode, Leo discusses his journey of transformation, his views on simplicity and minimalism now, his daily routine, why he's a vegan, and his astonishment - & joy - at being a professional writer and source of inspiration for many. For him, his life is a dream come true. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit - https://ownstream.co/leobabauta Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:20:21 OS12: Derek Loudermilk – Scientist & Cyclist Turned Artist Of Adventure https://ownstream.co/derekloudermilk/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:11:39 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4544 <p>Derek Loudermilk's path in life has been anything but straight, but it has most certainly led him somewhere wonderful. His first career was microbiology. His next? Cycling coach. And now? Online business coach and archivist of adventure. So often, we hold ourselves back given we can't see from "here" to "there", but Derek has turned this into his most powerful asset. He's willing to change directions, give it all up for something else and go for it. In this Ownstream Podcast interview we discuss Derek's unique definition of adventure, the health scare that powerfully oriented him away from the mainstream, starting a cycling business in Spain, early family travel and his quest to see all 50 states and his current mission to help others run successful online businesses freeing them from the 9-5 in order to more fully live the calling of their own, unique adventure . Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/derekloudermilk/">OS12: Derek Loudermilk – Scientist & Cyclist Turned Artist Of Adventure</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Derek Loudermilk's path in life has been anything but straight, but it has most certainly led him somewhere wonderful. His first career was microbiology. His next? Cycling coach. And now? Online business coach and archivist of adventure. So often, Derek Loudermilk's path in life has been anything but straight, but it has most certainly led him somewhere wonderful. His first career was microbiology. His next? Cycling coach. And now? Online business coach and archivist of adventure. So often, we hold ourselves back given we can't see from "here" to "there", but Derek has turned this into his most powerful asset. He's willing to change directions, give it all up for something else and go for it. In this Ownstream Podcast interview we discuss Derek's unique definition of adventure, the health scare that powerfully oriented him away from the mainstream, starting a cycling business in Spain, early family travel and his quest to see all 50 states and his current mission to help others run successful online businesses freeing them from the 9-5 in order to more fully live the calling of their own, unique adventure . Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to: https://ownstream.co/derekloudermilk Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:00:22 OS11: Alexis & Christian of Tiny House Expedition – Living, Moving & Chronicling All Things “Tiny” https://ownstream.co/tinyhouseexpedition/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:17:32 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4513 <p>Alexis & Christian of Tiny House Expedition have emerged as leaders within the vibrant and growing world of tiny houses. Filmmakers and storytellers, their mission is to help expand the tiny house community via beautiful media related to tiny homes, advocating for coding changes enabling more to go tiny and building awareness via the lens of their own tiny house journey. In this episode, learn of their design and build (they DIY'd about 80% of their tiny house), their travels across the US with their "THOW" (storage? bathroom? kitchen? It's all there), the challenges and rewards from this unique lifestyle and their mission to archive this exciting new possibility for many who seek an upgraded living arrangement over and above the traditional model of owning a mortgage or paying rent. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/tinyhouseexpedition/">OS11: Alexis & Christian of Tiny House Expedition – Living, Moving & Chronicling All Things “Tiny”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Alexis & Christian of Tiny House Expedition have emerged as leaders within the vibrant and growing world of tiny houses. Filmmakers and storytellers, their mission is to help expand the tiny house community via beautiful media related to tiny homes, Alexis & Christian of Tiny House Expedition have emerged as leaders within the vibrant and growing world of tiny houses. Filmmakers and storytellers, their mission is to help expand the tiny house community via beautiful media related to tiny homes, advocating for coding changes enabling more to go tiny and building awareness via the lens of their own tiny house journey. In this Ownstream podcast episode, learn of their design and build (they DIY'd about 80% of their tiny house), their travels across the US with their "THOW" (storage? bathroom? kitchen? It's all there), the challenges and rewards from this unique lifestyle and their mission to archive this exciting new possibility for many who seek an upgraded living arrangement over and above the traditional model of owning a mortgage or paying rent. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit https://ownstream.co/tinyhouseexpedition Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:21:45 OS10: Andrew Henderson, the “Nomad Capitalist” – Go Where You’re Treated Best https://ownstream.co/nomad-capitalist/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:01:25 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4486 <p>In a growing and shady world of financial complexity (tax law, passports and visas, emerging markets, bank accounts & more), it's good to have an expert. Meet Andrew Henderson. Andrew's mantra is simple: "go where you're treated best". Andrew has placed himself at the forefront of these important issues and aims to give you the advantage you need to both save more of your hard-earned money while making much more when you utilize it in the marketplace. Andrew is our guest on this week's Ownstream podcast, and he discusses the new "safe havens" for potential ex-pats and investors, why Mexico is a far better place to flee than Canada if you fear Trump and reveals his current mobile lifestyle, which is sure to fascinate even the most savvy international business traveler. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/nomad-capitalist/">OS10: Andrew Henderson, the “Nomad Capitalist” – Go Where You’re Treated Best</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> In a growing and shady world of financial complexity (tax law, passports and visas, emerging markets, bank accounts & more), it's good to have an expert. Meet Andrew Henderson. Andrew's mantra is simple: "go where you're treated best". In a growing and shady world of financial complexity (tax law, passports and visas, emerging markets, bank accounts & more), it's good to have an expert. Meet Andrew Henderson. Andrew's mantra is simple: "go where you're treated best". This might mean having a second passport (Sweden being the best one to have currently), various residences in diverse countries scattered across the globe and investments in countries many are too afraid to visit. Andrew has placed himself at the forefront of these important issues and aims to give you the advantage you need to both save more of your hard-earned money while making much more when you utilize it in the marketplace. Andrew is our guest on this week's Ownstream podcast, and he discusses the new "safe havens" for potential ex-pats and investors, why Mexico is a far better place to flee than Canada if you fear Trump and reveals his current mobile lifestyle, which is sure to fascinate even the most savvy international business traveler. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit: https://ownstream.co/nomad-capitalist Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:03:17 OS9: Jon Block – Screenwriter Turned Entrepreneur & Messenger of Impact https://ownstream.co/jonblock/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:58 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4442 <p>Coach and entrepreneur Jon Block knew something was off. He was a screenwriter in LA who spent much of his day typing on a keyboard, having little to no interaction with other people. It was through this utterly false scenario that he felt something truer calling to him within..."impact". By making little to no impact on others and the world, he realized he deeply desired to do just that. A few years later, now a successful entrepreneur helping coaches present themselves with power and authenticity from the stage, Jon looks back during this interview to share his amazing story. Also, learn about his own powerful attempts at self-transformation (which worked) and learn insights into starting your own online business and why now is the ideal time to do so. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/jonblock/">OS9: Jon Block – Screenwriter Turned Entrepreneur & Messenger of Impact</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Coach and entrepreneur Jon Block knew something was off. He was a screenwriter in LA who spent much of his day typing on a keyboard, having little to no interaction with other people. It was through this utterly false scenario that he felt something tr... Coach and entrepreneur Jon Block knew something was off. He was a screenwriter in LA who spent much of his day typing on a keyboard, having little to no interaction with other people. It was through this utterly false scenario that he felt something truer calling to him within..."impact". By making little to no impact on others and the world, he realized he deeply desired to do just that. A few years later, now a successful entrepreneur helping coaches present themselves with power and authenticity from the stage, Jon looks back during this interview to share his amazing story. Also, learn about his own powerful attempts at self-transformation (which worked) and learn insights into starting your own online business and why now is the ideal time to do so. Enjoy! For more on this episode plus the show notes, visit: https://ownstream.co/jonblock Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:01:26 OS8: Jodi Ettenberg – The Unending Adventures of a Lawyer Turned Traveler, Foodie, Speaker & Storyteller https://ownstream.co/jodi/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:40:55 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4394 <p>For years, modern day digital nomad Jodi Ettenberg had dreamed of....Siberia? After enough time spent in her corporate legal career, she took a 1-year sabbatical to make the journey across Russia's eastern taiga to satisfy an urge which began while watching an early documentary on the region when she was a child. 9 years later, her trip continues as she is still on the road (Oaxaca, Mexico at the time of this interview), exploring the world and it's many cultures and flavors. In this interview, learn how she went to law school "on a bet", has thrived as a celiac on the road, has built a thriving, and unconventional business - "Legal Nomads" - all from her laptop and has become one of the world's most sought after speakers on all things travel, entrepreneurship and, of course, food. Enjoy! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/jodi/">OS8: Jodi Ettenberg – The Unending Adventures of a Lawyer Turned Traveler, Foodie, Speaker & Storyteller</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> For years, modern day digital nomad Jodi Ettenberg had dreamed of....Siberia? After enough time spent in her corporate legal career, she took a 1-year sabbatical to make the journey across Russia's eastern taiga to satisfy an urge which began while wat... For years, modern day digital nomad Jodi Ettenberg had dreamed of....Siberia? After enough time spent in her corporate legal career, she took a 1-year sabbatical to make the journey across Russia's eastern taiga to satisfy an urge which began while watching an early documentary on the region when she was a child. 9 years later, her trip continues as she is still on the road (Oaxaca, Mexico at the time of this interview), exploring the world and it's many cultures and flavors. In this interview, learn how she went to law school "on a bet", has thrived as a celiac on the road, has built a thriving, and unconventional business - "Legal Nomads" - all from her laptop and has become one of the world's most sought after speakers on all things travel, entrepreneurship and, of course, food. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit: https://ownstream.co/jodi Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:11:22 OS7: Scot & Emily McKay – A Life Of Adventure, Love & Sharing The World With Your Kids https://ownstream.co/mckay/ Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:18:27 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4356 <p>Scot & Emily McKay's first date was over breakfast at an IHOP in San Antonio, and since that fateful morning, they have made it a habit of breaking all the rules. They own and operate their own online business, live much of the year on the road and make it a point to go to off-the-beaten path locales such as Ethiopia, Cappadocia, India and more. In this episode, learn about traveling with children, building a business while traveling (note Scot's amazing digital nomad experience during a rainstorm) and how real love is never work.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/mckay/">OS7: Scot & Emily McKay – A Life Of Adventure, Love & Sharing The World With Your Kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Scot & Emily McKay's first date was over breakfast at an IHOP in San Antonio, and since that fateful morning, they have made it a habit of breaking all the rules. They own and operate their own online business, A pic of an American couple with their baby at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, seems innocent enough. But, to us, it represented a series of choices which reveal a bold mind flexible at thinking outside of the box. You see, getting to Agra is no easy task. Traveling with a baby, also not the simplest of moves. And yet, Scot & Emily did so joyfully and have since taken their two children to all manner of remote and unique corners of the earth: from Ethiopia to Turkey, from Death Valley to the Everglades. Their first date was over breakfast at an IHOP in San Antonio, and since that fateful morning, they have made it a habit of breaking all the rules. In this episode, learn about traveling with children, building a business while traveling (note Scot's amazing digital nomad experience during a rainstorm in Ethiopia) and how real love is never work. For the complete show notes and more on this episode, please visit: https://ownstream.co/mckay Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:24:21 OS6: Dr. Pam Popper – The Power of Plants & Overthrowing Our Broken Healthcare System https://ownstream.co/pampopper/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:10:02 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4318 <p>Coffee, Cookies & Cheese. This was the basic, daily diet for Pam Popper (before she was "Dr." Pam Popper). She was overweight, unhappy and exhausted. She was 38. And she smoked 4 packs of cigarettes per day. Now, she is one of the preeminent experts in the expanding field of diet and chronic, western disease. She, like Dr. T. Colin Campbell & Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is now at the forefront of a true revolution. One which advocates eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet, eliminating processed foods (as much as possible) and learning how to tell your doctor, "no". In this interview, Dr. Popper most importantly shares with us the urgent need to move away from the standard western diet, embracing a whole-foods, plant-based diet (WFPB). She also discusses the tragedy of modern medicine & her new, empowered vision of healthcare. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/pampopper/">OS6: Dr. Pam Popper – The Power of Plants & Overthrowing Our Broken Healthcare System</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Coffee, Cookies & Cheese. This was the basic, daily diet for Pam Popper (before she was "Dr." Pam Popper). She was overweight, unhappy and exhausted. She was 38. And she smoked 4 packs of cigarettes per day. Now, Coffee, Cookies & Cheese. This was the basic, daily diet for Pam Popper (before she was "Dr." Pam Popper). She was overweight, unhappy and exhausted. She was 38. And she smoked 4 packs of cigarettes per day. Now, she is one of the preeminent experts in the expanding field of diet and chronic, western disease. She works 16-18 hours per day (by choice), owns a yoga studio, teaches, speaks and has appeared in some of the most important, and life affirming (& saving), documentaries of our time. She, like Dr. T. Colin Campbell & Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is now at the forefront of a true revolution. One which advocates eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet, eliminating processed foods (as much as possible) and learning how to tell your doctor, "no". In this interview, Dr. Popper most importantly shares with us the urgent need to move away from the standard western diet, embracing a whole-foods, plant-based diet (WFPB). She also discusses the tragedy of modern medicine & her new, empowered vision of healthcare. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please visit: https://ownstream.co/pampopper Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:35:06 OS5: Andrew & Gabriella Morrison – Tiny Houses, Family & Redefining the “American Dream” https://ownstream.co/morrisons/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:51:19 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4293 <p>Andrew & Gabriella Morrison join us on Ownstream Podcast Ep 5 to discuss their "hOMe" tiny house, radical lifestyle design & redefining the "American Dream". A few years ago, the Morrisons sold 90% of what they owned - including their large house - and moved to Baja for 5 months to repattern and redesign their lives. Now, they live on 5 acres in the gorgeous Oregon countryside, in their 317 sq. foot tiny house and teach others how to go tiny, creating more freedom, abundance and connection in their lives.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/morrisons/">OS5: Andrew & Gabriella Morrison – Tiny Houses, Family & Redefining the “American Dream”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Andrew & Gabriella Morrison join us on Ownstream Podcast Ep 5 to discuss their "hOMe" tiny house, radical lifestyle design & redefining the "American Dream". A few years ago, the Morrisons sold 90% of what they owned - including their large house - and... Andrew & Gabriella Morrison join us on Ownstream Podcast Ep 5 to discuss their "hOMe" tiny house, radical lifestyle design & redefining the "American Dream". A few years ago, the Morrisons sold 90% of what they owned - including their large house - & moved to Baja for 5 months to repattern and redesign their lives from scratch. Now, they live on 5 acres in the gorgeous Oregon countryside, in their 317 sq. foot tiny house lovingly called “hOMe”. Their 28-minute YouTube “hOMe” walkthrough video has received nearly 10mm views (& counting), launching them to the forefront of the tiny house movement. Now, they live their true “American Dream”, prioritizing family, travel and inspiring others to go tiny, creating more freedom, abundance and connection in their lives. For more on this episode, including the show notes, visit https://ownstream.co/morrisons Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:34:07 OS4: Colin Beavan – Impact, Finding Your Calling & “How To Be Alive” https://ownstream.co/colinbeavan/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 05:41:15 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4256 <p>Author & "No Impact Man" Colin Beavan reveals how to live an impactful life, why cars suck & how becoming the "Patriarch of the Eco-Manson's" (per Stephen Colbert) gave him a powerful platform for service. For over a decade, Colin has been focused on the nature of impact. First, through his "No Impact Man" project where he actively demonstrated how to stop harming the planet by becoming more conscious of our consumption choices. Second, on how to delve more deeply into our individual "calling", enabling us to powerfully impact others by authentically living our unique gifts. In this Ownstream Podcast interview, Colin educates, informs & inspires us to know why, now more than ever, our gift is urgently needed - for the sake of ourselves & the broader collective of humanity. Learn "How To Be Alive" in this interview with Colin Beavan.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/colinbeavan/">OS4: Colin Beavan – Impact, Finding Your Calling & “How To Be Alive”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Author & "No Impact Man" Colin Beavan reveals how to live an impactful life, why cars suck & how becoming the "Patriarch of the Eco-Manson's" (per Stephen Colbert) gave him a powerful platform for service. For over a decade, Author & "No Impact Man" Colin Beavan reveals how to live an impactful life, why cars suck & how becoming the "Patriarch of the Eco-Manson's" (per Stephen Colbert) gave him a powerful platform for service. For over a decade, Colin has been focused on the nature of impact. First, through his "No Impact Man" project where he actively demonstrated how to stop harming the planet by becoming more conscious of our consumption choices. Second, on how to delve more deeply into our individual "calling", enabling us to powerfully impact others by authentically living our unique gifts. In this Ownstream Podcast interview, Colin educates, informs & inspires us to know why, now more than ever, our gift is urgently needed - for the sake of ourselves & the broader collective of humanity. Learn "How To Be Alive" in this interview with Colin Beavan. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to: https://ownstream.co/colinbeavan/ Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:16:47 OS3: Tynan, Beyond “The Game” – RV Living, Buying an Island, Chipotle & More https://ownstream.co/tynan/ Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:53:17 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4214 <p>Tynan's life goes far beyond his time as Herbal in "The Game". In this portrait, he discusses living in an RV, selling everything he owned & traveling the world for a year, his career as a professional gambler, participating in the World Series of Poker, eating the same thing at Chipotle every day, the 2 sites he uses to get great flight deals, buying an island in Nova Scotia, minimalism & so much more. Tynan is the Ownstream prototype, thinking - and living - outside of the box in virtually every area of life. He's an original, and a true source of inspiration for those of us seeking what lies beyond the mainstream way of life. You are certain to view your life from a new angle after listening to this interview with Tynan. Enjoy!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/tynan/">OS3: Tynan, Beyond “The Game” – RV Living, Buying an Island, Chipotle & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Tynan's life goes far beyond his time as Herbal in "The Game". In this portrait, he discusses living in an RV, selling everything he owned & traveling the world for a year, his career as a professional gambler, Tynan's life goes far beyond his time as Herbal in "The Game". In this portrait, he discusses living in an RV, selling everything he owned & traveling the world for a year, his career as a professional gambler, participating in the World Series of Poker, eating the same thing at Chipotle every day, the 2 sites he uses to get great flight deals, buying an island in Nova Scotia, minimalism & so much more. Tynan is the Ownstream prototype, thinking - and living - outside of the box in virtually every area of life. He's an original, and a true source of inspiration for those of us seeking what lies beyond the mainstream way of life. You are certain to view your life from a new angle after listening to this interview with Tynan. Enjoy! For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to: https://ownstream.co/tynan/ Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:30:14 OS2: Stacey Murphy – From Urban Farmer to Digital Nomad https://ownstream.co/stacey-murphy/ Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:18:52 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=3999 <p>Stacey Murphy was on her way to her day job some years ago in New York City, when her body simply would not allow her to go any further. She called in sick and wandered over to a farmers market. Here, observing the interplay between farmer, food and soil, she felt the exciting stir towards entrepreneurship. 6 months later, she quit her job and embarked on her journey as an urban farmer in Brooklyn. She now lives as a digital nomad, teaching people from around the world to grow their own food. Learn about her journey and more in this episode of the Ownstream Podcast.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/stacey-murphy/">OS2: Stacey Murphy – From Urban Farmer to Digital Nomad</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> Stacey Murphy was on her way to her day job some years ago in New York City, when her body simply would not allow her to go any further. She called in sick and wandered over to a farmers market. Here, observing the interplay between farmer, Stacey Murphy was on her way to her day job some years ago in New York City, when her body simply would not allow her to go any further. She called in sick and wandered over to a farmers market. Here, observing the interplay between farmer, food and soil, she felt the exciting stir towards entrepreneurship. 6 months later, she quit her job and embarked on her journey as an urban farmer in Brooklyn. She now lives as a digital nomad, teaching people from around the world to grow their own food. Learn about her remarkable journey, how she travels across the USA for free, her love of AcroYoga, her vegan diet, and how her daily routines are intimately tied to nature. Stacey lives an inspired, spontaneous life, determined to help others reconnect with the earth through food, shining a bright light as a true maverick in the areas of entrepreneurship, lifestyle design and spirit. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to: https://ownstream.co/stacey-murphy/ Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:34:50 OS1: Theresa & Stephen – Ownstream? Follow Your Excitement, Travel, Eating Plants & More https://ownstream.co/os1-theresa-stephen/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:17:24 +0000 https://ownstream.co/?p=4099 <p>What is the Ownstream Podcast? Episode #1 features co-hosts Theresa Sgobba & Stephen Shelley introducing the series & discussing their unique journeys including: minimalist travel, the whole-food plant-based diet, tiny houses, their vision for 2017 & more.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co/os1-theresa-stephen/">OS1: Theresa & Stephen – Ownstream? Follow Your Excitement, Travel, Eating Plants & More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://ownstream.co">Ownstream</a>.</p> What is the Ownstream Podcast? Episode #1 features co-hosts Theresa Sgobba & Stephen Shelley introducing the series & discussing their unique journeys including: minimalist travel, the whole-food plant-based diet, tiny houses, In episode 1 of The Ownstream Podcast, co-hosts Theresa Sgobba & Stephen Shelley discuss the Ownstream mission while revealing candid details about their own lifestyle, business and spiritual lives. Learn about Stephen's history as a "pick-up artist" (feat'd in Neil Strauss's "The Game" etc), Theresa's spiritual awakening on the NYC subway, their 3-mo adventure through Asia living out of small 24L backpacks (+ how they traveled completely using airline points), their experiences with a whole-foods plant-based diet & more. For more on this episode, plus the show notes, please go to: https://ownstream.co/os1-theresa-stephen/ Stephen Shelley & Theresa Sgobba: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs clean 1:11:39