Creating Your Own Destiny with Mark Nepo Part 1

Mark Nepo is a poet, teacher, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have, which sold over one million copies. Mark, who has written twenty-two books translated into over twenty languages, was deemed one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit and writes regularly for Spirituality & Health Magazine. His work focuses on topics surrounding inner transformation, and his accomplishments include being interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America and being featured on OWN TV’s Super Soul Sunday.

Mark joins me today to discuss how nearly dying of cancer opened him up to the miraculous aspects of life. He shares the role of inner discovery in book writing, and why you should be open to receive, rather than merely “making use” of writing material. Mark also highlights the power of expression, creativity, artistry, staying close to the pulse of life, and why what you perceive as artistic failure may be something to lean into.

“Always ask the heart to absorb and integrate, not sort and choose.” – Mark Nepo

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • How Mark’s cancer survivorship has impacted his perspectives on life and destiny
  • The necessity of expression and different ways that it can present itself
  • The “two noble intentions” of all expression and the role of metaphor in human expression
  • Mark’s philosophy on how the heart inhales and exhales
  • How to approach both seeable and unseeable truths and the importance of bearing witness
  • Mark’s inspiration for Drinking from the River of Light
  • The moment Mark realized he is a poet and how he defines poetry 
  • The concepts of getting attention versus giving attention and celebrity versus celebration
  • Changing your focus when met with insecurities and lack of self-worth
  • The mass shooting epidemic and how we can help heal the “social body”
  • The importance of distinguishing between tools and codes to live by
  • Mark’s perspective on the gift of teaching

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Special Release – Covidcast 5 – Move, Breathe

In this episode of our special podcast series, Bryan focuses on Life’s Best Practices – Move, Breathe, and how pausing to properly breathe can improve every aspect of your day.

As part of the episode, Bryan talks about his current feelings on the current situation and being ready for this season of quarantine to conclude. Bryan also walks you through a simple example of how to breathe. You can reach out to Bryan and let him know what brings you hope, or ask him any other questions on your mind, by emailing him at [email protected]

Resources Mentioned:
Life’s Best Practices
Extending social distancing guidelines.
Olympics being held in 2021

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Special Release – Covidcast 4 – Energy

In this episode of our special podcast series, Bryan focuses on Life’s Best Practices – Energy, and how to gain the motivation to live a healthy and rewarding life.

As part of the episode, Bryan talks about how his father’s death gave him a new perspective on what a fulfilling life should look like, and he also shares his hope after hearing of a new Covid-19 test that purports to just take five minutes for a result. You can reach out to Bryan and let him know what brings you hope, by emailing him at [email protected]

Resources Mentioned:
Life’s Best Practices
5-minute Covid Test

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Special Release – Covidcast 3 – Time

In this episode of our special podcast series, Bryan focuses on Life’s Best Practices – Time, and how to visualize the ideal day that brings us a sense of joy and satisfaction.

As part of the episode, Bryan shares his hope upon hearing about the government’s financial plan for our current challenges. If you find yourself lacking hope during the Covid-19 pandemic (or any time for that matter), and you want to live each day to its fullest, this is the podcast for you. Please reach out to Bryan and let him know what brings you hope. [email protected]

Resources Mentioned:
Life’s Best Practices
Ventec Life Systems and GM

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Special Release – Covidcast 2 – Love

In this episode of our special podcast series, Bryan focuses on Life’s Best Practices – Love, and a better understanding of what it is and how we can apply these days where many of us are learning greater insights into our relationships.

As part of the episode, Bryan shares the hope he received while waiting in line and his Apple watch notified him to sobering news. If you find yourself lacking in love or hope during the Covid-19 pandemic (or any time for that matter), this is the podcast for you. Please reach out to Bryan and let him know what brings you hope. [email protected]

Resources Mentioned:
Life’s Best Practices
How the Pandemic Will End by Ed Yong
Dyson Covent Ventilator

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Special Release – Covidcast 1 – Presence

In this special podcast release, Bryan introduces Life’s Best Practices – Presence, and how implementing it can give us the hope necessary to overcome turbulent situations. If you find yourself lacking in hope during the Covid-19 pandemic (or any time for that matter), this is the podcast for you. Please reach out to Bryan and let him know what brings you hope. [email protected]

Resources Mentioned:
Life‘s Best Practices
Governor Herbert’s Economic Response Plan

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Experiencing & Embodying Empathy with Sydney Campos Part 2

Working with visionary leaders to help them truly embody their purpose, Sydney Campos is a speaker, business strategy advisor, certified holistic health coach, founder of Odyssey, and the author of The Empath Experience: What to Do When You Feel Everything. Sydney embraces and integrates spiritual insights into her work and also serves as a registered yoga teacher and Reiki energy healer. She also hosts the Visionary Souls podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Refinery29, Bustle, MindBodyGreen, PureWow, and New York Magazine.

Sydney joins me today to discuss her work with energy and crystals and our power as individuals to create the energetic experiences we wish to have. She shares her journey to becoming an author, what her creative process for writing looks like, and how she views her book in terms of energetic currency. Sydney also highlights her upcoming book and how she intends to share it with an energy of celebration. 


“We have an invitation to share – to share our story, to share our wisdom, to share our revelation.” – Sydney Campos

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • Sydney’s life philosophy and something she wishes she was better at
  • How Sydney incorporates crystals into her life to support her energetically
  • Personal changes Sydney has made to live a better life
  • What kind of energy Sydney views money as and what it represents for her
  • Who supports Sydney in her writing process and where she draws her inspiration from
  • How the universe met Sydney halfway in the process of writing her book
  • The impact of your unique message and insight and why you should follow your impulse to share
  • How long it took Sydney to write The Empath Experience and how she approaches her writing to ensure that her energy is in the right place despite external stressors
  • The relationship between embodying truth and writing good sentences
  • Sydney’s goals for her upcoming book and how she plans to approach the promotional process

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Experiencing & Embodying Empathy with Sydney Campos Part 1

Sydney Campos is a speaker, business strategy advisor, certified holistic health coach, and the author of The Empath Experience: What to Do When You Feel Everything. As the founder and CEO of Odyssey, a global strategic council, Sydney works to help visionary leaders truly embody their purpose. Sydney embraces and integrates spiritual insights in her work, and also serves as a registered yoga teacher and Reiki energy healer. Sydney hosts the Visionary Souls podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Refinery29, Bustle, MindBodyGreen, PureWow, and New York Magazine.

Sydney joins me today to discuss the concept of empathy, what it means to be an empath, and what you may experience if you are unaware that you are an empath. She discusses her journey with drug and alcohol abuse, the underlying factors that contributed to her decade-long battle, and insights for those who might be going through similar issues. Sydney also highlights why you shouldn’t try to rescue people who exhibit destructive behavior and how prioritizing your energy can help others stand in their power as well.

“Presence is our power.” – Sydney Campos

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • What an empath is, why it is essential to identify your empathic tendencies, and whether Sydney believes all humans have the capacity for empathy
  • The distinction between being empathetic and being an empath
  • Why Sydney felt isolated growing up and how her life and self-perception has transformed since discovering that she is an empath
  • The role that drinking played in Sydney’s life and why she stopped drinking
  • The “double life” Sydney lived while struggling to recover from drug and alcohol abuse and some scary wake-up calls she experienced
  • The importance of truth-telling and liberating yourself from the shadows of shame and secrecy
  • Sydney’s advice for those who are going through similar struggles and the deeper, universal feelings that drugs and alcohol can be symptomatic of
  • The power of presence, asking for help, and being seen by others
  • The best thing you can do to show up for a loved one who is struggling
  • The difference between unconditional love and dependent love and service versus servitude 

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Synchronicity & Spirituality with Stephen G. Post Part 2

Stephen G. Post is a public speaker, opinion leader, and the bestselling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People and God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness. Deemed one of the “stars of positive psychology,” Stephen is the Founder of the Center for Medical Humanities at Stony Brook University as well as a professor of Preventive Medicine and Bioethics. His work emphasizes giving and compassion in the medical field and has been featured on The Daily Show and in publications including “O” Magazine and US News & World Report.

Stephen joins me today to discuss his views on love, loyalty, and his concept of “carefrontation.” He shares the importance of redefining success and intentionally celebrating the lives of our loved ones. We discuss the power of utilizing quiet morning moments to connect spiritually. Stephen also highlights how everyone’s life has depth and can be a starting point for crafting stories that people will want to read.

“Keep your faith in the journey because there’s always something out in front of you that you can’t see, that’s waiting for you to arrive.” – Stephen G. Post

This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • A shocking story about how Stephen gained $100 through the power of prayer
  • Why religion is like a GPS, and why Stephen doesn’t believe in naming God
  • What “carefrontation” is, how it differs from confrontation, and how Stephen defines love
  • Stephen’s experience working with Sir John Templeton on the concept of unlimited love
  • How to cultivate, follow, and respond to the pull of limitless higher love
  • Stephen’s morning spiritual practice and how it helps him stay centered and grow in his ability to express love
  • The human nature of mistakes and why you shouldn’t beat yourself up for making them
  • Why you should emphasize respect when interacting with people with different views
  • The importance of loyalty and embracing imperfection in relationships
  • Why you should “write from life” and not underestimate the value of your own story


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Synchronicity & Spirituality with Stephen G. Post Part 1

Deemed one of the “stars of positive psychology,” Stephen G. Post is a public speaker, opinion leader, and the bestselling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People and God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness. Stephen is the Founder of the Center for Medical Humanities at Stony Brook University as well as a professor of Preventive Medicine and Bioethics. His work, which emphasizes giving and compassion in the medical field, has been featured on The Daily Show and in publications including “O” Magazine and US News & World Report.

Stephen joins me today to discuss the contents of his book God and Love on Route 80 and a dream he experienced several times that ultimately ended up finding its way into his life. Stephen shares the philosophies and themes he teaches on, and why he believes in the power of synchronicity. Stephen also highlights the unusual way he has personally experienced synchronicity and the positive impact of living for others.

“The journey is really what it is. It doesn’t matter what ‘highway’ you’re on – the journey’s always there.” – Stephen G. Post


This week on The School for Good Living Podcast:

  • Why Stephen wrote his book God and Love on Route 80
  • A repeating dream Stephen had that impacted him spiritually, and how this dream came true
  • The two lives that most of us live within one lifetime, and Stephen’s views on perfection
  • Stephen’s belief in the power of the journey
  • How Stephen defines synchronicity and how he has experienced it
  • The two types of causalities described in the work of Carl Jung, and Stephen’s views on probability and “impossible possibilities”
  • How we can cultivate more synchronicity in our lives and become more aware of the synchronicities that are already occurring
  • The power of prayer and how living for others can elevate us


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