Wellness. Wisdom. Wonder.
It is both around us and Within Us in all moments.
Join Azriela on ‘Within Us,’ each week as she interviews inspirational and informative speakers, thought leaders, educators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and experts on all things related to promoting our well-being, and the well-being of our collective.
Available wherever you listen to podcasts.
Highlights from the Podcast:
EP: 18 – Andrew David Shiller, M.D.,
The rates of depression, anxiety, and chronic pain are at an all time high. Today, more than ever, people of all ages and backgrounds are suffering from the debilitating effects of these illnesses.
Educated at Harvard Medical School and Duke University, Dr. Shiller combines his research based approach and decades of practice with his personal commitment to connect with patients and inspire healing of the body, and the mind. He is on a mission to heal.
Azriela shares a snapshot of her own mental health journey which began twenty five years ago, explaining why the information in this episode is so important and needs to be heard.
“There is always hope,” she reminds. “There is always hope.”
To connect with Dr. Shiller: Get relevant and reliable information to help you recover from chronic pain and illness, through level-headed integration of conventional medicine and natural healing in Dr. Shiller’s online community, at www.whatheals.com. Dr. Shiller is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.a.shiller
Noah benShea is one of North America’s most beloved poet philosophers.
He’s been nominated for the Pulitzer prize, spoken in places such as the Library of Congress, and he has been published by Oxford University Press.
In this episode of Within Us, he shares with Azi all about what has inspired him to inspire others over the many years of his career. He speaks about finding beauty in unexpected places, noticing miracles in everyday life, and staying hopeful through all of life’s challenges and struggles.
His quotes and stories have inspired many millions of people, and in listening to this episode, you’ll understand why. Listen for the personal ‘miracle’ story that Azi shares with Noah toward the end of the show – his response is poetic.
To learn more about Noah’s work, visit https://www.noahbenshea.com/
How can we make the most out of our time with friends and family? How can we avoid unnecessary stress and tap in to the joy of celebrating?
Adena Mark Kapon knows exactly how to do this, as for years now, she has been a premiere professional event planner.
As she explains in this episode, there is a lot that goes into planning events and celebrations. Cultivating the right mindset, even in light of less-than-simple family dynamics, is ultimately the key to the success of any gathering.
In this episode, she explains what this mindset is all about, and how it is possible to make the most of time together with our loved ones.
EP: 15 Everything is joyful when you’re with Sam Glaser. In this episode, singer / songwriter/ producer and now author, Sam, shares ways in which we can live joyfully – even through difficult times in life – by creating a metaphorical ‘spiritual life raft.’
He explains that while his spiritual journey has inspired him to be ‘all in’ to Torah Judaism, he is very much a ‘surfer dude’ at heart, and closely connects with people of all backgrounds who are seeking.
You’re gonna love what he says – and what he sings! You’ll hear a clip of this never before released song that Sam wrote when he was… drumroll… a child! (And would you believe, its all about joy, too!) Learn more about Sam and his new book here: https://joyjud.com/
EP: 14 There are a handful of teachers in the traditional Jewish world who are inspired about sharing sacred Torah teachings with the world at large. Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler is a leader in this movement, a regular contributor to a variety of news outlets inspired to share the universal aspects of Torah with the world.
Listen to her explain why in this episode https://bit.ly/2qQxYhQ and visit http://www.tenfromthenations.com/ to learn more about her book, ‘Ten from the Nations,’ or https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/author/rivkahadler/ to read a selection of her articles.
EP: 13 “Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match,” is the perfect song for this episode with dating, love, and marriage expert, Daniella Rudoff. Listen to her wise advice about how to date and relate smarter here https://bit.ly/2YP17qi and visit her website to learn more about her services or her new course: https://marriagearchitect.com/
EP: 11 Imagine scrolling through social media on any given day and coming upon a post ‘How can I try to help you today?’ from someone who is completely genuine. That someone, Akiva Fuld, has become famous for his posts, which have now become a group and a widespread initiative of doing random acts of kindness.
EP: 10 Beatie Deutsch is now running marathons on her way to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, but surprisingly, she only began running seriously less than five years ago. Hear her story of ‘couch to marathon medal winner’ in this episode https://bit.ly/2srlJsC and follow her journey on Instagram @marathonmother
EP: 08 Mariam Berzon is a health and wellness coach with practical, research based tools and tips to live happier. Listen to her advice on how to become your inner-coach in this episode https://bit.ly/2YQ1PDG and visit her fb page here: https://www.facebook.com/mariamhealthandwellnesscoach/
EP: 06 We live in a time of more material abundance than ever, but as Rebekah Saltzman explains, our stuff may be making us work too hard. How can we own our stuff without letting it own us? Simplify our lives to free up our time? Make our spaces easy and enjoyable to inhabit?
Listen to this episode with the one and only Rebekah Saltzman of Balagan Be Gone and Journey to Organization and Zero Waste. As she famously reminds us; clear your clutter, clear your mind.
EP: 03 In this episode with Robin Owens, Ph,D., creator of the “Purpose Based Decision Making System,” you’ll learn how to notice hints from the Universe in order to tap in to your purpose and be of greater service. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2S5vdon and learn more about Dr. Owens’ work at https://www.purpose-based.com/
EP 02: Two Ideas to Meditate Upon Always with Leah Aharoni: Azi speaks with Leah about her spiritual journey as well as two foundational ideas of the Jewish spiritual masters of centuries past.
Their Kabbalah inspired ideas are simple to remember and can revolutionize our every day lives from the moment we begin utilizing them.
This episode was chosen as a staff pick by “Insight Timer,” the worlds largest free meditation app now with over 8 million users.
You can learn more about Leah Aharoni by visiting her website https://www.loveyour.biz/
Coming Soon (this section is updated regularly)
Psychologist, Rabbi, and author of ‘Living in The Presence: A Jewish Mindfulness Guide for Every Day Life,’ Benjamin Epstein, Ph,D. shares what is universal about mindfulness, and what is uniquely sacred and dually universal about ancient Jewish spiritual practices within mindfulness and meditation. You can learn more about his book here http://www.urimpublications.com/living-in-the-presence.html or in our upcoming episode, where he’ll speak about his newly published meditations and some other exciting works coming out soon.
Marc Cordon, positive psychology coach and author speaks about how he discovered the power of self talk, and why it is so important for psychological well being. You can view his TEDx talk on self-talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq_xb9SaFnw and learn more about Marc here: http://marccordon.com/
Internationally acclaimed author and philosopher Noah benShea shares about the fictional character ‘Jacob,’ and his journey over many years. What is the spiritual message of Jacob, and why is it so important? Millions have read the Jacob stories which have now been translated into over 18 languages. Visit https://www.noahbenshea.com/ to learn more.
Kim Cavallo, founder of the ‘LilSpace’ app joins us to speak about digital wellness and why she created this app to solve important problems. Visit http://www.getlilspace.com/ to learn more about the app.
David Innocencio, founder of “The Beat Within” speaks about the justice system and how he founded this restorative organization. For 24 years, The Beat Within has been providing incarcerated youth and adults with consistent opportunities to share their ideas and life experiences safely and creatively. Learn more or get involved with this meaningful initiative here: https://www.thebeatwithin.org/
Lara Mizel, co-producer and star of ‘Ohr,’ shares her journey of losing her mother when she was in the earliest years of her life. Not only did she grow up without a mother, she grew up without knowing anything about her mother. Her story, as told vulnerably in the documentary, take the viewers on the journey with her as she uncovers a connection and learns about the story that had been hidden from her for over thirty five years. Learn more here: https://ohrmovie.com/
Adena Mark Kapon, Israel’s premiere event planner for locals and visiting travelers from across the globe shares her insights on how to avoid the stress that so often characterizes life cycle events, and create family celebrations to remember. Visit Adena’s website to learn more about her services: https://atozeventsisrael.com/about-us/
Andrew David Shiller, M.D. shares his journey in becoming a medical doctor and a practitioner of functional medicine. He explains that we can “supercharge our healing, and that science is confirming and clarifying what traditional healing systems have known for centuries. Our bodies and minds are intelligent: self-regulating and self-healing.” He also gets in to the spiritual dimension of wellness, which is… well…quite fascinating. Learn more about Dr. Shiller by visiting https://www.drshiller.com/
Keep calm and carry on with life coach, Helen Abelesz. Helen’s very presence, her words, and inspirations all create an atmosphere of calm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/helenabelesz/ to learn more about Helen’s coaching for women.
An interview with ‘miracle child’ Kaylee Zeitouni, who healed herself of Multiple Sclerosis and now coaches well with her psychoneuroimmunology based approach here: http://www.kaleyzeitouni.com/