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Jun 19, 2018

Lisa Shield posted her first online profile when online dating was still considered taboo. She went on a hundred first dates, one after another, over the course of the next two years. Finally, she met and married the love of her life. 16 years later, she still describes herself as one of the happiest women on the planet. Her success led her to become one of the first dating and relationship coaches in the nation. She’s a sought-after relationship expert who loves helping couples and singles use their emotional nakedness to attract and keep a life partner.

Connect With Lisa:

Lisa Shield
@LisaShield on Twitter
Lisa Shield on Facebook
Lisa Shield on LinkedIn
Lisa Shield on Yelp

The Mission Log:

  • [03:26] - Lisa talks a bit about herself and how she got to the point where she is today as a love coach.
  • [06:54] - We learn that Lisa’s first husband, who she was with for 13 years, was a pathological liar.
  • [08:14] - When Lisa started coaching, no one else was doing it and she had to do it on her own.
  • [08:34] - What does Lisa think has changed the most between the time she started coaching and now?
  • [10:38] - Lisa talks about whether people are commitment-phobic these days.
  • [12:32] - Orion shares the story of finding her own soulmate, and the total surrender involved in the process.
  • [15:23] - Lisa brings us into the world of a 40-year-old single lady in the big city, whose competition is the young girls, who hangs out with married friends with kids.
  • [20:02] - When you have such a fixed idea of what you think you need, you shut yourself off from possibilities that you haven’t even considered.
  • [23:41] - Lisa shares her thoughts on women who live more in their masculine energy.
  • [27:46] - What are some of Lisa’s top tips for dating?
  • [30:49] - When you meet your soulmate and really fall in love, you’ll never have enough time with him, Lisa explains.
  • [33:45] - Lisa’s work is called “emotionally naked dating,” she reveals, and talks about the process that she walks her clients through.
  • [35:15] - What are some ways of communication that don’t sound needy or desperate?
  • [37:40] - Lisa describes some destructive behaviors.
  • [41:48] - We hear about Lisa’s rules for sleeping with guys, including her theory that you need to share your head before you share your bed.
  • [44:40] - What is “good company” for a man? In her answer, Lisa emphasizes the importance of mirroring a man’s masculinity back to him.
  • [47:21] - Orion shares a tradition that she and her husband do every night before bed.
  • [49:08] - Lisa talks about how she brings the agreement of not taking anything personally into her relationship.
  • [53:35] - What are LIsa’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Do not quit until you find your man. #2. Grow, grow, grow. #3. Gratitude. Be grateful.
  • [56:53] - Where can listeners find Lisa to learn more or work with her?

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Jun 12, 2018

My incredible guest and partner in this conversation about sex is Kongit Farrell, a licensed marriage, family, and sex therapist who specializes in helping people get the healthy lives, lasting love, and great sex they deserve. Kongit originally focused on helping women have the best possible lives and relationships before she transitioned to sex therapy. Whether or not you’re currently in a relationship, this episode is packed with good information that you need to know.

Connect With Kongit:

Kongit Farrell
@KongitFarrell on Twitter
Kongit Farrell on Instagram
@KongitFarrell on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [03:18] - Kongit talks about sex therapy, explaining that it’s very normal and not taboo.
  • [04:11] - How did Kongit get into sex therapy?
  • [05:40] - We hear about some of the most common complaints that people share with Kongit.
  • [07:55] - Kongit talks about when couples decide they need sexual therapy, and what it generally looks like.
  • [10:26] - Does Kongit believe that the majority of sexual pleasure is in the mind?
  • [15:45] - Kongit responds to what Orion has been saying about Jaiya’s blueprints.
  • [18:51] - Kongit shares a story of where the things she and Orion have been talking about have saved a relationship.
  • [22:47] - We hear Kongit’s response to Orion’s journey to discovering her feminine, sensual self.
  • [25:07] - How does Kongit help her clients connect to their own sensual selves?
  • [27:19] - In Cuba, women feel very desirable regardless of age or weight, Orion points out.
  • [28:56] - Kongit points out one of the great gifts of being a therapist: you see a side of life that most people don’t see.
  • [31:27] - Kongit adds a couple of points to what Orion was saying about women in Cuba a moment earlier.
  • [34:17] - How would Kongit approach an older woman who feels less sensual or desirable than she used to be?
  • [36:54] - Orion shifts the conversation to the more physical side of things.
  • [40:31] - Kongit reiterates something she mentioned earlier: there are solutions for almost any sexual struggle now.
  • [41:28] - How can people voice their desires more?
  • [47:07] - Kongit points out that someone sharing their fantasy with you is incredibly intimate and means that they trust you deeply.
  • [47:57] - What advice does Kongit have for igniting passion in a relationship?
  • [49:13] - What are Kongit’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Live with intentionality. #2. Live with compassion. #3. Be ethical and have integrity with how you treat people.
  • [50:35] - Kongit talks about where listeners can find her online.

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Jun 5, 2018

Adam Markel is a transformational teacher, success coach, motivational speaker, and author. He guides people all over the world to live authentically, purposefully, and powerfully from their hearts. He dedicates himself to helping others make equally profound pivots and live at their best. This awareness gives us the option to challenge our mindset and stop playing the game of life on defense. This is one of the most powerful mental changes you can make. The fear or discomfort with change is the root cause of many of the problems we endure.

Connect With Adam Markel:

Adam Markel
Adam Markel on Facebook
@adammarkel on Twitter
Adam Markel on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [03:17] - Adam starts off the conversation by sharing a bit about himself, and sharing the story of the day that convinced him to change his life.
  • [09:08] - We learn that Adam’s reaction to being given a reprieve was giving a name to the source of that reprieve.
  • [13:08] - Orion has pivoted many times in her life, she explains. She then shares a story that illustrates that many people are okay with living a mediocre life.
  • [15:03] - How does Adam influence people to create change in their lives?
  • [17:27] - Adam makes a powerful point that in most cases, the root cause of many challenges is a discomfort with change, or unwillingness to change.
  • [20:11] - We learn about one of the reasons that most of us don’t embrace change.
  • [22:28] - What was Adam’s process to finding his true calling? In his answer, he points out that when you know what you don’t want, you also know what you do want.
  • [26:27] - Orion brings up the work of Esther and Abraham Hicks, and their points about contrast.
  • [27:37] - Adam digs into the idea of identity, as well as pivoting into different identities.
  • [33:33] - What are some tools that Adam recommends for listeners that can create a shift in identity?
  • [36:29] - Adam talks about how important it is to be present in each moment as your authentic self.
  • [37:54] - We hear about one of the elements in Adam’s book Pivot: resilience. He talks about the three steps in the resilience process.
  • [43:58] - The third step in Adam’s resilience process takes at least 21 days to form a habit, and involves saying “I love my life” three times every day when you wake up or get up.
  • [45:15] - Adam offers Stellar Life listeners a free gift! You can get your gift by going to this link.

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May 29, 2018

Amy Killen offers patients cutting-edge treatments for bodily optimization, as you’ll hear all about in our conversation. She’s also the medical director of an integrated medical practice in Salt Lake City. Tune into this episode to learn more about the role of stem cell treatment in sexual and skin health, youthful appearances, and (somewhat) reversing the aging process.

Connect With Amy:

Dr. Amy Killen
Dr. Amy Killen at Docere Medical
Docere Medical
Dr. Amy Killen on Facebook
@amybkillen on Twitter
Amy Killen MD on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [03:50] - Amy shares a bit about herself, explaining her history in the medical field as well as what she does now. She then discusses what kinds of people typically come to her.
  • [05:38] - What type of medicine does Amy do, exactly?
  • [06:52] - Amy talks about the procedure that she did with Orion, and shares how she got into using these sorts of techniques.
  • [07:37] - Why do lots of people have negative impressions of stem cell therapy?
  • [09:51] - After her stem cell procedure, Orion has wondered whether the stem cell supply in her bones was depleted after they were harvested. Amy answers this question.
  • [12:29] - Amy explains that stem cell joint injections can be painful for a few days after the procedure.
  • [13:37] - We learn about the sexual health injections that Amy does for both men and women.
  • [15:47] - Amy talks about the gifts that she gives to patients to take home with them after their procedures.
  • [17:35] - Has Amy had the procedure done herself?
  • [19:11] - We hear more about what procedures Amy did on Orion’s skin and hair.
  • [20:36] - Amy shares her thoughts on Botox, which she explains that she does for some of her patients.
  • [21:26] - Does Amy use any lasers or energy devices?
  • [22:10] - Amy talks about what the ultimate facial is, specifically for looking more youthful. She recommends combining several different therapies.
  • [23:05] - What’s good for wrinkles under the eyes?
  • [24:07] - We go back to the topic of Botox, with Amy discussing whether it’s dangerous to put something unnatural in your skin.
  • [25:13] - Depending on the cause, some dark spots can be treated very effectively with lasers, Amy explains.
  • [26:04] - How do balanced hormones affect skin, hair, and sexual health? Amy answers, then discusses her approach to hormones.
  • [28:09] - Amy talks about the ideal age at which people should come see her for the first time.
  • [29:55] - We hear more about the role of a healthy lifestyle in having the procedures that Amy offers.
  • [31:21] - We can reverse our age to some degree, but not completely, Amy explains.
  • [31:47] - What are Amy’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Having close connections with people. #2. Making good choices regarding diet and exercise. #3. Learning how to deal with stress.
  • [33:39] - Amy shares some final words of wisdom for listeners.
  • [34:13] - How can listeners find Amy or get treatment from her?

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May 22, 2018

Idit Sharoni joins me to talk topics related to relationships and fidelity. She's a relationship expert and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Miami, Florida. She specializes in affair recovery, communication issues, and helping couples who sense they are drifting apart. Idit loves helping couples in committed relationships strengthen their communication or rebuild trust and heal after infidelity. If you’re at a place where you’re having a hard time with your partner or there’s something missing, this is the episode for you.

Connect With Idit:

Idit Sharoni
Relationships Uncomplicated podcast
Idit Sharoni on Facebook
Idit Sharoni on LinkedIn
@IditSharoni on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [04:25] - Idit shares a bit about herself and explains why she does what she does.
  • [06:47] - What is the main obstacle that people are encountering in their relationships?
  • [08:08] - After infidelity, people are shattered, Idit explains. She points out how valued monogamy is in the modern world.
  • [09:42] - Men used to cheat more than women, but we’re rapidly closing that gap.
  • [10:57] - Idit explains that most of the reasons that people cheat can be divided into two categories.
  • [12:43] - Idit shares a case study to illustrate why somebody might cheat even in a really good relationship where nothing is fundamentally wrong.
  • [14:44] - Orion shares a story of going to a conference with her husband a few months ago. Idit then offers her suggestion for what Orion could have done in the situation she describes.
  • [17:26] - American society makes it seem like being a jealous wife is a terrible thing, and you should hide it as much as you can. Idit shares a different perspective.
  • [19:12] - Idit talks about the shock that people can feel about infidelity, and recommends that people not believe that infidelity isn’t something that can happen to them.
  • [22:46] - There are three phases to moving through infidelity: the initial shock phase, a reattachment phase, and a rebuilding or restart phase.
  • [25:57] - There’s a lot of work you need to do as a couple before you can rebuild, Idit explains.
  • [26:23] - What are some of the steps that Idit gives people to work on it as a couple?
  • [29:30] - Idit explores the difference between interrogative questions and investigative questions.
  • [34:14] - For people who have been together for a long time, what are some tools for good communication to reduce the chances of cheating on each other?
  • [36:55] - Idit talks about creating rituals of connection, and makes some specific recommendations.
  • [40:56] - What are the most surprising rituals that Idit has seen people do? Orion shares one of her own.
  • [45:31] - Idit shares her thoughts on polyamory and open relationships, discussing whether they’re healthy.
  • [47:26] - How can people know whether they’re ready for an open relationship or polyamory if they’re looking to transition from a monogamous relationship?
  • [48:44] - Idit shares her three top tips to living a stellar life: 1. Make sure that you’re doing everything you can to make your relationship thrive. 2. Make sure you like your partner, not just love them. 3. Put humor back into your relationship.
  • [50:48] - Where can people get in touch with Idit?

Links and Resources:

 

May 15, 2018

The best way to keep yourself safe in a world that can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous is to be aware, alert, and prepared. I've invited my good friend David Nance onto the show in order to discuss these issues. David is a personal safety expert who has been featured on many TV channels, and knows all about protecting and defending yourself. He started off by creating the law enforcement training division for SABRE Security Equipment Corporation, the largest manufacturer of pepper sprays, personal safety equipment, and products for law enforcement, and today he's ready to share his twenty-plus years of wisdom.

Connect With David:

PersonalSafetyExpert on Facebook
@DavidNancePSE on Twitter
David Nance on LinkedIn
SABRE
Personal Safety Expert

The Mission Log:

  • [02:32] - David starts things off by sharing a bit about himself and his history in the personal safety industry.
  • [04:49] - What do listeners need to know about self-defense? David answers, then Orion discusses her own experiences with safety issues in Israel.
  • [09:12] - David responds to the experiences that Orion has shared, then the two of them discuss the vulnerability of people who often aren’t present (due to being on their phones, for example).
  • [13:19] - Orion shares a more recent experience that illustrates that scary things can happen even in safe areas.
  • [14:39] - We hear David’s thoughts on the Santa Monica episode that Orion has just mentioned.
  • [17:06] - David shares his thoughts on gun policy and discusses the importance of training and responsibility.
  • [20:35] - What should listeners do to prepare themselves for any type of situation?
  • [22:20] - Orion shares the origin story of Krav Maga. She then talks about a powerful exercise she learned in Krav Maga to help prepare your body to react powerfully in dangerous real-life situations.
  • [26:32] - Has David ever encountered a dangerous situation?
  • [28:30] - David talks about learning how to take a punch, and what it feels like the first time you’re hit square in the jaw.
  • [29:52] - Orion talks about whether she has used (or consider using) pepper spray for self-protection.
  • [31:38] - David discusses how using pepper spray would work in relation to the specific hypothetical scenario that Orion has just provided.
  • [33:22] - We hear about the difference between pepper spray and pepper gel.
  • [34:21] - What are some of David’s top tips for women in regard to safety?
  • [37:58] - David shares some tips and techniques for creating physical distance and keeping yourself safe.
  • [40:39] - When using pepper spray, aim to go from ear-to-ear (meaning side-to-side) across the eyes rather than just trying to dot the eyes.
  • [41:21] - What does pepper spray actually do to the person who gets sprayed? And if you get attacked, what body parts should you go for when fighting back?
  • [42:50] - David talks about how to recognize whether someone is dangerous. He then shares his thoughts on home security systems.
  • [45:34] - What should you do when somebody knocks on your door?
  • [46:45] - David shares his three top tips for living a stellar life: 1. Have a plan. 2. Do what’s necessary. 3. Live well, be healthy, and be happy.
  • [47:15] - Where can people reach David or find and buy his products?

Links and Resources:

May 8, 2018

Elisa Camahort Page was a marketing person in Silicon Valley before co-founding a company called BlogHer in 2005. Since then, this scrappy startup has turned into a global women’s media company. One of her strengths is knowing the secret weapon in building a business or growing a community: empathy. This strategy can help you get what you want without acting like what the other person wants is “wrong”. This is just one of the many gems of wisdom that today’s incredible guest will share in our conversation.

Connect With Elisa:

Elisa Camahort Page
Elisa Camahort Page on LinkedIn
Elisa Camahort Page on Twitter
Elisa Camahort Page on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [02:17] - Elisa starts things off by sharing a bit about herself, her background, and her mission in life.
  • [04:08] - We hear about Elisa’s experience with growing a community from scratch with BlogHer.
  • [07:55] - What happens if you build a community, and you give and give and give, but don’t see fruits from your labor?
  • [11:47] - For Elisa, it’s deeply personal to help other women share their stories, especially because so much of history is written by men.
  • [12:56] - Orion has heard a recommendation to record an interview your parents and ask them questions about their lives.
  • [15:42] - Looking back, what were the biggest lessons that Elisa took away from building her blogging community?
  • [20:46] - Elisa talks about how to prepare herself to be in the situation she has been describing, and suggests getting over the automatic emotional response.
  • [22:32] - Orion takes a moment to recap the three pieces of advice that Elisa has just offered to listeners.
  • [23:45] - We hear more of Elisa’s thoughts on failure, with her asking when we decided that failure was to be avoided at all costs.
  • [25:29] - What are some of the secrets and challenges of women collaborating together?
  • [29:12] - Elisa has a conflicted relationship with the word “girl” when it refers to adult women, she explains.
  • [30:38] - We learn about Elisa’s forthcoming book, which will be available in September 2018 and is already available for pre-order!
  • [32:51] - Orion just recently got dual citizenship because of what’s going on politically. Elisa then points out that if people got engaged more in their own communities, it would help address some of the polarization.
  • [34:32] - What are some of the tips or issues that Elisa touches on in her forthcoming book?
  • [39:01] - Elisa believes that we cannot be happy if we’re not activating on behalf of the things that we believe in. She also discusses her perspective on boundaries.
  • [41:55] - Orion shares her experiences in coming from Israel, which is a very direct culture, and sne and Elise discuss culturally different communication styles.
  • [45:11] - Elise tends to err on the side of being direct and forthright.
  • [47:36] - What are Elise’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Behave in alignment with your values. 2. Appreciate your own boundaries. 3. Respect what drives you and what doesn’t drive you.
  • [49:09] - Elisa talks about where people can find her and her new book.

Links and Resources:

May 1, 2018

Here to explore complexities behind spirituality and unravel the confusion is one of my spiritual mentors, the extraordinary Douglas Bentley. Spirituality is about finding inner happiness, feeling love, and coming to a place where you’re authentically at peace. Douglas' passion is helping people flower on the journey of spiritual awakening, and that’s exactly what he does in our amazing conversation today. Listen in and learn about how to integrate spirituality and awakening into everyday life!

Connect With Douglas:

Douglas Bentley
Douglas Bentley on Facebook
The Eternal Moment on YouTube

The Mission Log:

  • [04:49] - Douglas talks about what his guru told him, and how he ended up getting sent home to help others.
  • [06:00] - How did Douglas become a monk?
  • [09:46] - We hear about Douglas’ transition from being a monk to living in the Western world again, which in some ways was surprisingly easy.
  • [12:15] - Douglas discusses why he loves and respects his master so much, and raves about how special it is to spend time around him.
  • [13:45] - What’s a being, or an avatar? And is Douglas himself an avatar in the sense that he has been describing?
  • [16:33] - Orion takes a moment to share a powerful experience that she had at Oneness University in India. Douglas then explains some of what happened in the experience that Orion has described.
  • [20:48] - Douglas points out that high states of consciousness are not the end goal, but they’re very special things that change your perception forever.
  • [21:41] - What is Douglas’ definition of spirituality, and what is it to be spiritual?
  • [26:10] - Orion has a hard time accepting things when they’re hard, or when there’s a major gap between reality and expectation. Douglas points out that she’s not alone.
  • [29:55] - The first step is just to understand that you happen to be in a physical, animal body that has a brain that constantly labels, assess, and compares sensory inputs.
  • [34:11] - Douglas always tell people that they’ve been duped by the mind for their entire lives. The key is to fall out of resistance and not get sucked back into being engaged as the mind fighting the mind.
  • [36:04] - Something that really helped Orion to be present with her body in the moment was taking pole dancing classes.
  • [39:06] - Why can’t we just stop suffering? In his answer, Douglas shares something that his teacher told him once: unless you start staying in the present moment, there is no more growth.
  • [43:38] - Douglas talks about how to react proactively in the moment when someone treats you badly.
  • [46:29] - What’s the difference between being spiritual in the sense of being present in the moment and expressing your feelings (including anger), and being a destructive jerk?
  • [50:22] - Douglas discusses how we can live more in awakened states.
  • [53:22] - When Orion was younger, she used to do what Douglas has been recommending.
  • [54:32] - One of the things that’s important, but that people have to discover in their own way, is how incorrectly you’re breathing.
  • [60:35] - What are Douglas’ three top tips for living a stellar life? He doesn’t have three, but rather one powerful message: realize that you can come out of suffering internally by stepping out of daydreaming and stepping into a state of vast beingness.
  • [61:13] - Douglas talks about where listeners can find him.

Links and Resources:

 

 

Apr 24, 2018

Mike Vardy, my friend and mentor, joins me today to talk about scheduling your life. Mike helped me organize my business and projects, and I believe his advice and framework can be life-changing for you too. He’s the founder of Productivityist and the host of the Productivityist podcast, as well as a three-time author and a regular contributor to outlets including Lifehacker and The Huffington Post. Tune in to learn how you can harness time to achieve your fullest potential and make the most of your days, months, and years!

Connect With Mike:

Productivityist
Mike Vardy
@mikevardy on Twitter
@Productivityist on Twitter
Mike Vardy on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [03:55] - Believe it or not, Mike used to struggle with organization and keeping things in perspective, and still finds it challenging.
  • [05:51] - How does Mike go about planning his year? In his answer, he talks about when his year starts and the concept of giving themes to each month.
  • [10:09] - Mike gives a specific example of how his monthly theme applies to the things he decides to do.
  • [15:02] - Orion points out that what Mike has been talking about is the difference between being task-oriented and goal-oriented.
  • [15:58] - Mike explores another way that themed days can be helpful, and explains that people have more control over their time than they think.
  • [20:50] - What are some examples of Mike’s themed months, weeks, and days, and what is the horizontal way of blocking time?
  • [24:58] - Mike gives an example: instead of saying “get fit” in January, your monthly theme might be decluttering, which would involve decluttering your pantry.
  • [26:17] - Weekly sprints override monthly themes, Mike explains, and talks about how this can function.
  • [28:50] - Mike talks about how he decides which day of his week has which theme, and shares a story about a request his wife made.
  • [31:17] - Mike digs into the topic of horizontal themes, which override daily themes.
  • [33:09] - For listeners who aren’t familiar with the framework by Dr. Michael Breus, Orion explains the context of the four animals that she and Mike have been talking about.
  • [37:05] - A real problem for lots of people is hyper-scheduling, where people put too much specificity (and not enough choice) into their calendars.
  • [38:58] - We hear about some of Mike’s favorite productivity apps and how he uses them, as well as how to “focus on the app within first.”
  • [44:07] - Mike offers a quick example of what Evernote is good for.
  • [46:04] - What does Mike do on the days when he doesn’t feel like doing anything?
  • [48:57] - Mike takes a moment to recommend The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin, and talks about his own tendencies.
  • [52:55] - To foster desire, planning is part of it, but reflecting is another huge part, Mike points out.
  • [54:52] - What are Mike’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Capture everything and regret nothing. #2. Give your days and time more definition. #3. Journal your life.

Links and Resources:

 

Apr 17, 2018

Think back over your life. Can you identify at least one moment in which you felt truly connected to God, the Universe, or a higher consciousness? Danelle Magtibay has such a powerful connection with the universe that she has a full client list without advertisements, self-promotion, or even a website. She has studied transformation, universal laws, and oneness for 25 years. She brings all of that wisdom to today’s deep conversation that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.

Connect With Danelle:

@DanelleMagtibay on Twitter
Danelle Magtibay on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [04:04] - Danelle introduces herself and gives listeners a quick overview of her life (and coaching) story.
  • [04:57] - What was Danelle’s spiritual awakening like? As she answers, she shares a powerful story about the moment her life changed.
  • [09:58] - Giving on air gives Orion the opportunity to go deeper with people than she might be able to in private conversations.
  • [11:22] - Orion shares an experience of her own about sensing and feeling God as love.
  • [13:42] - Danelle has a son who has autism, who was nonverbal until he was almost seven years old. She connects this to what she and Orion have been saying about the limits of language.
  • [15:37] - A big piece of where our suffering comes from is the illusion of separation, Danelle explains.
  • [17:45] - How does Danelle keep a higher vibration?
  • [19:17] - Danelle talks more about her comment that some of her communication and information comes from non-human beings.
  • [23:32] - Orion and Danelle talk about their lifespan goals (180 and 130, respectively).
  • [25:11] - As Orion grows older, she feels like her connection with her guide isn’t constant. How can she get to the next level and connect constantly and clearly?
  • [31:07] - Danelle talks about how she prevents herself from being reactive in the moment when something triggers her.
  • [34:35] - We hear about Danelle’s father’s death when she was 15 years old.
  • [35:34] - Danelle discusses the observer, as well as the other internal voices and layers of the mind.
  • [38:07] - Why is the problematic little voice so loud, and the truth a whisper?
  • [39:03] - We hear about how alter egos play into the grand scheme of things.
  • [41:05] - Orion talks about recently attending the 90 Day Year seminar with Todd Herman, who teaches people to step into their alter ego.
  • [46:14] - Danelle responds to what Orion has been saying, sharing the visual that she gets based on Orion’s words.
  • [49:44] - What are Danelle’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Be yourself. #2. Know that you belong here. #3. Know that it’s safe to be here.
  • [50:30] - Where can people find Danelle if they want to get in touch with her or work with her?

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Apr 10, 2018

Sometimes it feels like there’s no way to avoid being brought down by all the bad news. It can be hard to remember that there’s good in the world, too. Ione Butler agrees, and that’s why she started the incredible Uplifting Content. The site has millions of followers who enjoy its short, amazing videos that show the positive in the world and leave you feeling good. In addition to being an uplifting visionary, Ione is a talented actress and an all-around amazing person. I’m honored to have her as a friend, and after you hear this episode, I think you’ll adore her as much as I do!

Connect With Ione:

Ione Butler on YouTube
Ione Butler on Twitter
The Uplifting Content Podcast with Ione Butler
Ione Butler on Instagram
Ione Butler on Facebook
Uplifting Content
Uplifting Content on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [04:03] - Ione agrees with Orion’s point that the people you surround yourself with are incredibly important.
  • [04:28] - Ione shares her origin story, including her ethnicity, where she was born and raised, and how she got into acting. She also digs into how she realized that creating Uplifting Content was important to her.
  • [09:56] - Orion points out the ratio of bad news to good news, and mentions some of her own upbringing and childhood.
  • [11:48] - We hear about Adam Siddiq, a mutual friend of Ione’s and Orion’s, and Ione points out that Adam’s family could still find the joy despite some terrible circumstances.
  • [16:16] - How did Ione start Uplifting Content? In her answer, Ione talks about the earliest days of the now-popular site.
  • [18:34] - Orion brings up Abraham-Hicks and shares some of the inspiration she gleaned regarding focusing on the positive.
  • [20:33] - Ione points out that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. Orion then points out that worrying is praying for what you don’t want.
  • [23:11] - Orion shares a powerful point about chasing the horizon, which is a mental construct that our brain creates to separate the earth from the sky.
  • [26:14] - What was the emotion behind creating Uplifting Content? Was Ione excited about getting millions of views, or did she just want to put it out there and see where it went?
  • [29:15] - Ione has been struggling with the idea of being addicted to social media, and she and Orion debate the necessity of being viral.
  • [32:34] - Orion talks about the overall balance between darkness and light in the grand scheme of things.
  • [33:14] - What makes a video go viral, and what makes people want to share your content?
  • [34:26] - Ione talks about the size of her team, which is surprisingly small. She then talks about where she sees her company going in the future.
  • [35:41] - Who was the most surprising person who Ione has ever collaborated with?
  • [36:40] - Ione discusses whether her relatively young demographic has surprised her.
  • [37:53] - We hear about how Ione helped herself feel worthy of the good in life when she was going through a hard time.
  • [40:36] - One of the things that Orion teaches her clients is that it’s okay to feel all of your emotions, she explains, but not to stay there for too long.
  • [44:46] - What are Ione’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1: Spend your time and energy surrounded by people you love. #2: Do things that you enjoy doing for the fun of doing them. #3: Travel a lot.
  • [45:30] - Where can people reach Ione and get more of her uplifting content?

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Apr 3, 2018

My amazing husband, Stephan Spencer, invited me to interview him on his podcast The Optimized Geek for its special 100th episode. We had an incredible conversation in which he shared his wisdom and all the lessons, tips, tricks, tools, and insights he’s learned from the world-class guests on his podcast. In addition to being my wonderful husband and the love of my life, Stephan is a three-time author and a true genius. He’s also an all-around amazing person! The conversation was so interesting and value-packed that I decided to bring it to you here on Stellar Life!

Connect With Stephan:

Stephan Spencer @sspencer on Twitter Stephan Spencer on LinkedIn The Optimized Geek Marketing Speak

The Mission Log:

  • [02:23] - When Stephan looks back to his first episode of the Optimized Geek almost two years ago, what was he thinking in creating that podcast?
  • [04:43] - We learn about Stephan’s purpose on earth, which is to make a difference for millions of people, and his ideal legacy.
  • [05:42] - Stephan talks about the biggest changes in his life since starting the show, one of which is beginning to study the Kabbalah.
  • [07:15] - In the years that they’ve been together, Orion has seen Stephan evolve a lot. We hear about some of the episodes that have helped Stephan along this path.
  • [09:05] - We hear some of Stephan’s praise for Orion’s podcast, Stellar Life.
  • [09:59] - Stephan shares his thoughts on how spirituality and sexuality are related
  • [11:12] - What is Stephan’s definition of spirituality? He and Orion discuss the topic, then move onto talking about sexual blueprints.
  • [13:13] - Stephan thinks that Gary Chapman’s concept of five love languages is a good analogy for sexual blueprints. We learn how these languages function within his relationship with Orion.
  • [15:52] - What are some of the most interesting ideas that Stephan has gotten from relationship experts on his show, and which ideas is he implementing in his own life?
  • [19:29] - Orion talks about a simple way of drawing more goodness into your life and relationship by focusing on the good.
  • [20:10] - We hear more about what Stephan has learned about relationships from the conversations he has had on the Optimized Geek.
  • [23:58] - What has Stephan learned from the fitness experts on his show? In his answer, we learn that Stephan is already seeing results from going back to the gym.
  • [26:26] - Stephan explains what biohacking is and how it can make a difference. Orion then recommends Dave Asprey.
  • [28:22] - Why do we need stem cell injections, and why do we need to bank our stem cells to use in the future?
  • [31:49] - Let’s talk about brain hacking! We start off by talking about mindset and conditioning your mind for success.
  • [36:08] - How does Stephan prioritize and manage his time?
  • [40:46] - Orion moves on to talking about delegating, which is an important aspect of time management and getting things done.
  • [43:38] - Stephan describes some of the most successful people in the world’s most powerful traits.
  • [46:00] - How can you detect if someone is lying?
  • [48:51] - After Stephan has shared a story about overcoming two of his fears, Orion takes a deeper dive into the subject.
  • [51:51] - Orion explains that she and Stephan are seminar junkies, which is why they know so much about the topics they’ve been discussing in this conversation.
  • [54:24] - Stephan shares his three top tips for optimizing your inner geek: 1. Establish new habits (like morning rituals or affirmations) that will set you up for success. 2. Really question your thoughts, because your thoughts often aren’t true, and suffering is optional. 3. Because knowledge is power, always learn, optimize, and uplevel in every aspect of your life. (One way to do this is by listening to every episode of the Optimized Geek!)

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Mar 27, 2018

We all know how hard it is to make potentially valuable professional connections, especially when you’re going in cold and don’t already have a link with the prospect in question. Dustin Matthews transforms businesses and brands, and helped take a company from $1 million to $14 million when he was just out of school. Since then, he’s only grown in his remarkable ability. In addition to being the author of bestselling books, Dustin is an innovator in the arena of brand response. I’m also lucky to count this wonderful, bright man as a friend and mentor, and I can’t wait to share him with you today!

Connect With Dustin:

Dustin Mathews
Dustin Mathews on LinkedIn
Dustin Mathews on Facebook
@dustinmathews on Twitter
No B.S. Presentations

The Mission Log:

  • [04:31] - Dustin shares how he felt about Orion when he met her, and points out that he immediately saw her fire and passion.
  • [05:27] - We learn a bit about Dustin, including that he was once deathly afraid of public speaking. He also discusses how he got into marketing.
  • [07:39] - How did Dustin learn about influence? As he answers, he talks about how he got out of public speaking in school, and how he eventually needed to give a talk in public.
  • [10:51] - Dustin discusses how it went when he finally gave his public talk.
  • [13:00] - Orion takes a moment to share some of her own fears before she speaks in front of an audience. Dustin then discusses the tools he uses to get over those limiting beliefs.
  • [15:02] - Many athletes practice in their minds, Orion points out. She and Dustin then talk about Japan.
  • [18:12] - What did Dustin visualize for himself?
  • [21:21] - Dustin discusses leaving Speaking Empire and what it was like to take on that decision after nine years there.
  • [25:07] - Orion shares a story of what happened the day before she went to Japan.
  • [27:53] - We hear about the spiritual aspects of Dustin’s transition.
  • [30:57] - Dustin discusses brand response and how we can become better at branding.
  • [34:37] - Orion has been putting a lot of good content out there, but doesn’t feel she’s getting the response she should be getting. What are Dustin’s words of wisdom for her, or for listeners in her situation?
  • [39:33] - What does Dustin do to increase his own brand response?
  • [42:04] - Dustin offers more advice, some of it very unconventional and creative, on finding and approaching potential affiliates.
  • [48:19] - Dustin squeezes in one last tip on the subject he and Orion have been talking about.
  • [49:55] - What are Dustin’s three top tips to living a stellar life? #1. Education, and always coming from a student’s mindset. #2. Be happy! #3. Move your body.
  • [53:58] - Where can people go to learn more about Dustin?

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Mar 20, 2018

Let’s talk about confidence! What is it? How is it built? How can you increase your confidence on a spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical level? Increasing your confidence is a matter of pushing yourself beyond your limiting beliefs and discovering all the places you can go. In this episode, I’ll take a deep dive into this topic to help you become a more confident version of yourself!

The Mission Log:

  • [01:10] - Orion always wanted to be confident, especially when speaking, but struggled with using English. She explains one of the things that helped her.
  • [02:23] - We hear about an abusive relationship that Orion was in around a decade ago, and the impact it had on her.
  • [03:58] - One of the things that helped Orion the most with developing confidence was going to a Tony Robbins event.
  • [05:45] - What can you do to increase your self-confidence?
  • [07:20] - Orion points out that confidence is a spiritual thing, and explains what this means.
  • [09:36] - Orion recently published an article about vision boards and their power. She discusses the way vision boards have functioned for her in her own life.
  • [12:32] - We learn about the reticular activating system, or RAS, in the brain.
  • [14:05] - Another spiritual way to become more confident is to be confident for someone else.
  • [16:18] - Orion’s intention every time she enters a room is to light people up.
  • [18:08] - You are the average of the five people you hang out with the most, Orion explains, so make sure you’re hanging out with people who are good for you and encourage you to take bold steps!
  • [20:45] - One of the five people who Orion hangs out with the most is her cat, she jokes.
  • [21:47] - Orion talks more about going outside of her comfort zone, and why it’s so important.
  • [24:34] - What will happen when you give yourself permission to be whatever you want (as long as you don’t hurt other people)?
  • [26:08] - Allow yourself to fail, Orion advises, and offers some specific words of wisdom.
  • [27:46] - Orion moves onto talking about the emotional aspects of confidence.
  • [30:37] - We hear how what Orion has been saying relates to the wealthy people who she hangs out with.
  • [31:54] - In the previous episode of Stellar Life, Orion talked about self-love and taking care of yourself. She explains how this ties into self-confidence.
  • [32:52] - Let’s talk about the physical side of self-love! Orion describes her own journey to physical self-love.
  • [35:17] - Lots of emotions are stored in our bodies, and when we move, we also move out those negative emotions.
  • [35:47] - Orion recommends dressing to impress. She also suggests adopting a specific posture before any important event.
  • [37:36] - Orion digs into the topic of breathing patterns, specifically as they relate to experiencing anxiety. She then walks listeners through a short breathing exercise.

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Mar 13, 2018

Today’s episode is all about self-love! If you’re not familiar with the power of self-love, this might sound like it’s about being arrogant or self-centered. But self-love doesn’t have to be like that at all! Instead, it involves beautiful concepts such as forgiving yourself, trusting yourself, setting (and sticking to) your boundaries, taking care of your health, and saying yes to positive experiences. As part of my own self-love journey, I’m going to do this episode solo because I trust myself and my knowledge to be valuable enough to share with you!

The Mission Log:

  • [01:58] - Orion talks about what self-love is (and isn’t), and mentions the dictionary’s definitions of self-love.
  • [03:52] - Self-love is taking actions that are directed toward promoting your well-being, Orion explains. One of the major factors in this is forgiving yourself.
  • [06:40] - Orion talks about what the difference is between being proactive and reactive, and clarifies why it’s so important to be proactive.
  • [08:53] - Only when Orion slows down is she able to function at her best.
  • [10:36] - One of the days in the challenge that Orion did was about forgiveness. She talks about some of the things she had to forgive in her own life.
  • [12:28] - We hear about an upcoming episode’s guest, Byron Katie, and her system involving four questions.
  • [15:06] - Self-love looks like self-trust, Orion explains, and talks about what this means.
  • [17:14] - Orion has learned to separate the guru from the method and understand that it’s okay to release what you don’t need, especially the attachment to that particular person being your guide.
  • [18:36] - We learn about what intuition is, and some of the reasons that it can be so important.
  • [20:31] - Orion offers a piece of advice: talk to yourself the way you would talk to your best friend. She offers some personal insight into how she has felt about her body, and the importance of accepting yourself the way you are.
  • [23:15] - You’re perfect just the way you are, Orion points out, and you’ll suffer until you accept your perfect imperfections.
  • [24:04] - Orion talks more about the seven-day challenge she did with her group, and describes the day they did mirror work.
  • [26:54] - Orion offers an exercise for listeners: touch a part of your body that you’re having a hard time with, and say, “I love you” and “thank you” to that part of yourself.
  • [29:02] - A tip you can use to create more self-love is to practice saying no and being assertive. You can still be kind, but protect yourself and your boundaries.
  • [30:30] - You can also practice saying yes! Orion lists some things you should say yes to.

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Mar 6, 2018

Today's guest is very near and dear to my heart, my sweet husband Stephan Spencer. Professionally, Stephan is a world-renowned SEO, author, and speaker known for his marketing expertise. Until a few years ago, he was a total geek! After the experiences you’ll hear about in this conversation, he transformed so completely that people who knew the “old Stephan” still sometimes don’t recognize him. Tune in to learn about his transformation, and how you can have one of your own!

Connect With Stephan:

Stephan Spencer
The Optimized Geek
Marketing Speak
Stephan Spencer on LinkedIn
Stephan Spencer on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [01:52] - Stephan kicks things off by sharing a bit about himself, briefly explaining the life path that brought him to where he is today professionally.
  • [03:57] - How did Stephan start his transformation after his 18-year marriage?
    [06:02] - Orion jumps in to explain how much of Stephan’s demeanor was problematic before his transformation. He then talks about how he ended up going to his first Tony Robbins event.
  • [07:42] - We hear about Stephan’s fire walk, and how it relates to the fears he had lived with for much of his life. He also addresses people’s initial reactions to his transformation.
  • [11:54] - What would Stephan offer as advice to listeners who want to start their own transformation journeys?
  • [14:02] - We sometimes underestimate the power of mentorship, Orion points out.
  • [14:32] - When Stephan changed his external appearance, what else changed for him? He answers, then offers more advice for listeners.
  • [19:04] - Stephan discusses what studies have found about smiling.
  • [19:30] - Stephan’s spiritual transformation is more important to him than his physical transformation.
  • [21:21] - In 2010, after going through a lot of physical and mindset changes, Stephan went on a spirituality intensive in India. He describes the experience.
  • [24:05] - If the old, pre-transformation Stephan were in the room listening to all of this, what would he think?
  • [26:02] - Stephan discusses what it means to find God.
  • [28:28] - After having mentioned it a moment ago, Stephan explains what Kabbalah is for unfamiliar listeners.
  • [32:21] - What profound things has Stephan learned from Kabbalah?
  • [35:53] - Stephan offers a quick test for listeners to see whether you’re falling into the trap of undervaluing money.
  • [37:35] - We hear about how Stephan moved past his addiction to sugar. In his explanation, he clarifies the difference between suppression and restriction.
  • [42:29] - Orion shares a recent story about going out to dinner with Stephan and one of his friends, explaining that she’s still in between restriction and suppression.
  • [44:15] - Stephan offers his recommendation for Orion based on what she has just discussed.
  • [47:24] - It’s important to find an outlet so you don’t feel totally deprived, Stephan explains. His own outlet is having sugar on holidays.
  • [48:25] - What are Stephan’s three top tips for living a stellar life? #1. Find a mentor who embodies the attributes you want in that area of your life. #2. Learn with the intention of teaching that thing to others. #3. Get off of Netflix, because you can waste a lot of time binge-watching things.
  • [50:52] - Stephan offers a fourth tip: appreciate your loved one every night before you go to sleep with three specific appreciations.
  • [51:52] - Orion and Stephan give an example of this by giving some appreciations to the audience.

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Feb 27, 2018

You probably know I love having goddesses on the show, and Agapi Stassinopoulos is truly an amazing Greek goddess! She is here to help you find that radiant inner happiness you desire. Agapi is a bestselling author and speaker who has inspired audiences around the world. She’s boldly passionate about life, joy, and helping people worldwide discover true and lasting happiness. Tune in to take your next steps down the path toward happiness, and don’t forget to check out her new book Wake Up to the Joy of You!

Connect With Agapi:

Unbinding the Heart
agapi@unbindingtheheart.com
Agapi Stassinopoulos on Facebook
@AgapiSays on Twitter
Agapi Stassinopoulos on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [04:05] - Greek people are vibrantly alive, Agapi points out.
  • [05:17] - Agapi shares some information about who she is and how she reached the path that she’s on today.
  • [06:40] - What are some of the biggest challenges that Agapi has overcome in her life?
  • [10:34] - Orion takes a moment to talk about her community for self-love, which is full of goddesses.
  • [11:32] - Owning your power is getting to know who you are in your spirit and your beingness, Agapi explains.
  • [12:16] - Orion shares a story from Judaism about a holy man in a temple, leading to the concept that sometimes you don’t know yourself until the day you die.
  • [12:57] - That’s the great adventure of life, Agapi says in response to Orion’s story. She then tells us what her goal is with her books.
  • [14:56] - Agapi talks in more depth about her mother, who continues to be one of her deepest inspirations.
  • [15:36] - We hear about an experience Orion had recently in which she took a moment for herself to remember that the answers are in the moment.
  • [16:42] - What is Agapi’s definition of meditation?
  • [17:59] - Agapi discusses whether she was in a state of bliss, love, and meditation her whole life -- and even whether she’s in such a state now.
  • [19:15] - How did Agapi come up with 52 meditations for her book?
  • [20:10] - Agapi recommends having a meditation practice that you commit to on a daily basis.
  • [22:52] - Orion discusses the reasons that she doesn’t meditate as much as she wants to, which she does regularly but not daily. She then publicly announces that she will start a 30-day meditation love affair.
  • [24:59] - Agapi leads listeners in a brief but powerful meditation. If you’re listening while driving, be sure to come back to the episode once you’re home to go through this beautiful meditation with Agapi!
  • [32:43] - Agapi explains why the guided meditation she has just led listeners through is so powerful and calming. She then invites listeners to email her to receive a free guided meditation as a gift.
  • [34:46] - How does Agapi make her health a priority, and what is the “art of doing nothing”?
  • [37:44] - People sometimes give themselves the time to achieve their dreams, but don’t give themselves the grace to achieve their dreams, Orion points out.
  • [38:06] - Agapi feels you need to have intention about what you want.
  • [39:41] - How can we create healthy boundaries and put ourselves first without hurting others?
  • [40:58] - What is your ego, and why isn’t it your ally?
  • [42:49] - Agapi begins winding things down by reading a beautiful excerpt from the final chapter of her book.
  • [44:45] - Agapi lists some ways that listeners can get in touch with her.

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Feb 20, 2018

I met Lauren Herrera when I was on her podcast Love Is a Verb, and I just knew that she had to be on my podcast. Lauren is the founder of Eat Like a Boss, a process that helps women break away from their destructive habits with food. In this conversation, however, we’ll barely touch on food. Instead, we’ll focus on universal laws, including the law of attraction and many others. Lauren and I have both used these laws to manifest such incredible things in our lives, and we’ll show you how to do the same!

Connect With Lauren:

Lauren Herrera
Lauren Herrera on Facebook
lauren@laurenherrera.com
Lauren Herrera on YouTube
@laurenmichelleherrera on Instagram

The Mission Log:

  • [03:04] - Orion and Lauren start things off by talking about an incredibly good acai bowl that they had together.
  • [04:42] - What does Lauren do, and what is her passion in life?
  • [05:48] - When you pinpoint the emotion at the root of a particular eating pattern, you can unlock the pattern.
  • [06:16] - We hear more about Lauren and her history, and what brought her to her current place in life.
  • [09:04] - Lauren talks about the moment that she had the epiphany that she had to learn how to podcast.
  • [09:57] - Orion discusses the amount of attention one of her Facebook posts got. Lauren then shares her thoughts on social media.
  • [13:01] - What did Lauren do after her gym failed? She answers, then Orion discusses her own experience working in a gym.
  • [15:28] - Lauren shares the impressive list of things that she does these days, including coaching, podcasting, and consulting.
  • [16:31] - What’s Lauren’s spiritual belief, and how did that help her to get to where she wants to be?
  • [18:13] - Orion discusses a conversation she had with Donny Epstein.
  • [21:49] - We hear the story of how Lauren stumbled across universal laws, and how her path has progressed.
  • [23:53] - What did Lauren learn from The Master Key System?
  • [26:34] - The book that really changed things for Orion when she was still a teenager was The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
  • [27:54] - Orion and Lauren talk about what they did when they were lost in Malibu.
  • [31:42] - Let’s talk about the law of attraction! This is the universal law that gets the most traction, Lauren explains.
  • [36:58] - We hear some of the things that Orion does to guard her mind.
  • [38:34] - Lauren brings up the topic of people who may have experienced trauma or sexual assault, sharing how the law of attraction relates to these events.
  • [41:29] - What are some of Lauren’s favorite universal laws other than the law of attraction?
  • [44:12] - We hear about how Lauren used universal laws to attract her beloved.
  • [47:51] - Orion just made three more universal laws: the law of “I don’t care,” the law of “wouldn’t it be nice if…” and the law of “noticing the signs.”
  • [48:37] - What are Lauren’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Be internally motivated, not externally. 2. Look for something that feels good, even in horrible situations. 3. Take care of your body.
  • [49:35] - Where can listeners learn more about Lauren? In her answer, she offers listeners a free gift, which you can find at this link!

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Feb 13, 2018

Jaqueline Marie is a love mentor, priestess, healer, and teacher of sacred feminine embodiment who has  used difficult personal experiences to find her passion for spirituality. Today, we talk about bringing femininity into the business world, and how money, love, and relationships all come together. If you want to experience more love, you need to exist in a state of gratitude and love that will be reflected back to you!

Connect With Jaqueline:

The Soul of Love
Jaqueline Marie on Facebook
Calling In Your Soulmate
The Sovereign Sisterhood on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [06:15] - Jaqueline talks a bit about herself and explains how her love-filled childhood (combined with a strictly religious upbringing and a terrible first sexual experience) helped her become the priestess and goddess that she is today.
  • [08:24] - From ages 17 through 23, Jaqueline lived with deep shame about her traumatic sexual experience. She then shares her powerful awakening story.
  • [11:43] - Jaqueline’s life changed very quickly after her awakening. She walked into a bookstore and picked up the book Change Your Aura, Change Your Life by Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis. (These people are still Jaqueline’s teachers.)
  • [14:21] - Orion shares her experience at Oneness University in India.
  • [17:00] - What was the next step in Jaqueline’s journey after finding and reading the aforementioned book?
  • [18:20] - We hear about Jaqueline’s first encounter with tantra, which occurred when she was 24 years old.
  • [23:22] - Orion takes a moment to rave about the powerful lessons within Jaqueline’s story.
  • [24:42] - What is the connection between a woman awakening her inner feminine power to finding and attracting the right relationship?
  • [28:11] - Jaqueline talks about ways that she helps women connect to their feminine power. She lists the three tools she works with and believes are absolutely essential for this purpose.
  • [30:21] - In the last month or so, Orion has started stretching every morning while saying affirmations to connect more deeply with her body.
  • [32:18] - How does Jaqueline help women create harmony and take care of their bodies when they’re extremely busy?
  • [36:53] - Becoming more in touch with your divine feminine helps you embrace your humanity.
  • [38:01] - Jaqueline talks about bringing femininity into the business world.
  • [40:59] - What time does Jaqueline generally stop working? Typically, she ends work at 6 PM, although it varies depending on what’s going on.
  • [41:41] - Jaqueline discusses how money, love, and relationships all come together. They’re intimately linked, she explains.
  • [42:57] - We hear the story of a successful entrepreneur who Jaqueline helped with love, whose business tripled in just a few months as a result.
  • [45:53] - What are Jaqueline’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Have a spiritual practice and a relationship with God. 2. Fall in love with your body and come alive as a woman. 3. Be fearless with your love.
  • [46:30] - Jaqueline talks about the free summit and online masterclass that she hosts. If you’re interested, check out the website for Calling In Your Soulmate!

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Feb 6, 2018

Can you believe it’s already almost Valentine’s Day? You’re in the right place if you’re looking for some holiday advice. This is the episode for you whether you’re in a relationship with a sweet and romantic partner, a lovely single lady still looking for love, or a man feeling the pressure of the expectation-laden holiday. Instead of limiting the advice you’ll hear in this episode to just one guest, I’ve compiled some of the most brilliant gems of wisdom from extraordinary guests from previous episodes. You’ll learn about love, self-love, feminine and masculine dynamics, and so much more.

Hear More From Today’s Guests:

Alison Armstrong on Stellar Life
Sheila Kelly on Stellar Life
Jaiya on Stellar Life
Athena Rosette on Stellar Life
Alexa and Aubrey on Stellar Life
Dr. Pat Allen on Stellar Life

The Mission Log:

  • [03:15] - Orion explains what listeners can expect from the show today and lists the experts who will be featured.
  • [04:08] - Today’s first expert is Alison Armstrong, a world-renowned relationship coach and author who was last year’s special Valentine’s Day guest!
  • [05:48] - Alison shares her advice for what women should do to heal themselves and what to do on Valentine’s Day.
  • [09:24] - We hear a deeply moving story about Alison’s daughter.
  • [11:14] - Orion shares one of the assignments that she gives to people in her Awaken Your Inner Goddess challenge.
  • [14:54] - Alison shares her aversion to Valentine’s Day, which she explains has a disempowering history and a false beginning.
  • [20:05] - Orion believes that love begins with self-love and self-exploration. With this point, she introduces a mentor and the next expert on this special episode, Sheila Kelly.
  • [21:13] - Sheila shares her advice on connecting to your feminine energy through movement.
  • [22:14] - What are some transformations that Sheila has seen in her students?
  • [24:44] - If that wasn’t already hot enough for you, you’re in luck with the next expert! Jaiya is a personal friend and a world-renowned sex expert.
  • [26:00] - Jaiya runs through various sexual blueprints in depth (if you don’t know yours, check out the quiz at this link!). She explains what the different blueprints are and what turns them on, as well as what the shadow side of each type looks like.
  • [33:12] - Orion points out that Jaiya has missed the shadow side of the sensual type, and Jaiya explains this type.
  • [35:12] - The next guest in this special podcast is Athena Rosette, whose alter ego is also a goddess!
  • [36:20] - Athena explains that alter egos can serve as a bridge to the next version of ourselves, and function as a safety blanket.
  • [36:57] - Athena doesn’t think that creating an alter ego is related to, or leads to, multiple personality disorder.
  • [38:14] - Does Athena name her alter ego(s), and how many does she have?
  • [42:17] - Alexa Bigwarfe and Aubrey Mathis are the next fantastic experts on the show! They’re the hosts of a podcast for the modern mom, and want to remind women that they’re more than moms and need to take care of themselves, too.
  • [43:26] - Alexa and Aubrey are glad to see women coming out of the closet in a sexual way.
  • [44:51] - What do women need to do to gain confidence?
  • [47:25] - Another part of confidence can come from honoring your own word, Orion points out.
  • [48:43] - The last expert of today is the renowned Dr. Pat Allen, who’s here to teach you about feminine energy and flirting.
  • [49:40] - What is Dr. Pat’s advice for single women this Valentine’s Day?

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Jan 30, 2018

My guest in this episode is Luke Storey, who is not only a biohacking expert but also an experienced life stylist. Luke will take a deep dive into biohacking, a relatively new concept that involves using science, technology, and research to hack your body and brain. We’ll talk about his life and his various transitions, as well as concepts like the importance of sunlight, choosing the best drinking water, and what a fulfilling morning routine looks like.

Connect With Luke:

Luke Storey
@MrLukeStorey on Twitter
Luke Storey on Instagram
Luke Storey on YouTube
@MrLukeStorey on Facebook
Luke Storey on LinkedIn

The Mission Log:

  • [07:13] - Luke shares a bit about himself and talks about his life story. He explains that he has had a classic hero’s journey, and even dealt with drug addiction from a shockingly early age.
  • [11:00] - We hear about what Luke did with the trauma he experienced as a kid, and how easily he got addicted to various substances. He also discusses the reasons that he didn’t follow through with his suicidal ideas.
  • [14:09] - On the positive side, things became so dark and painful by Luke’s mid-20s that he was able to explore his shadow self in depth early in his life. This thoroughly prepared him to study spirituality when he was 26.
  • [16:36] - Luke talks about his next steps professionally, as he began working as a stylist. He then discusses his complete career shift two years ago, when he reinvented himself as a life stylist.
  • [19:46] - Orion feels and understands Luke’s passion, and has a similar passion for her work.
  • [21:06] - Luke discusses the fear behind his transition, as well as the result of the transition.
  • [25:18] - After 17 years as a stylist, it became clear to Luke that fashion wasn’t his true passion and he wasn’t fulfilled by it. Instead, the thing that puts him in the best mood is helping other people. He talks about how he discovered this.
  • [27:46] - Orion points out that when people pay, they pay attention.
  • [29:52] - Luke shifts into talking about biohacking by discussing how difficult it is to achieve success in personal refinement and development when your biology is suffering.
  • [33:24] - What is Luke’s definition of biohacking?
  • [36:15] - Luke talks about what has and hasn’t worked in getting our species to where we are. As our technology advances, he points out, we get further and further away from our natural environment.
  • [39:20] - Last night, Orion put her TrueDark glasses on before she went to bed. This morning, she soaked up the sunlight on the beach.
  • [40:26] - One of Luke’s biggest sleep hacks is to get at least 20 minutes of natural daylight as early in the day as you can. He then raves about the experience of collecting your own spring water.
  • [42:50] - Luke has created a document talking about his water priorities. He explains the best kind of water to drink, and why commercially available water has nothing beneficial alive in it.
  • [50:31] - Luke has only found one company that he believes has done filtration right: PristineHydro. Their filter mimics what a spring would do to water. He then offers a code that will save you 20% on your first order there.
  • [54:18] - What is Luke’s morning routine for nourishing his mind and body? He details this process, which he says is identical from day to day.
  • [57:20] - Dr. David R. Hawkins is one of Luke’s favorite people to listen to in the morning. He lists some of his other favorites as well.
  • [60:06] - After listening to a podcast in the morning, Luke makes an herbal elixir. He lists many of the ingredients that he often includes. He then describes the next steps in his morning routine.
  • [68:01] - Luke ends his morning routine with some spiritual reading on his porch in the sun, then does a few minutes on his Bellicon trampoline.
  • [69:49] - What are Luke’s three top tips for living a stellar life?
    1. Develop a relationship with whatever energy or power created the planet and everything on it.
    2. Monitor your own thinking and thoughts, and guard yourself from thoughts based in negative energy.
    3. Address the physical level by optimizing the outer environment to be as natural as possible.
  • [73:23] - Where can people find Luke?

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Jan 23, 2018

Welcome to Stellar Life podcast! I’m your host, Stephan Spencer. My wife Orion and I are celebrating her 100th episode by switching things up. Orion will be my guest, and I’ll interview her so you can hear more of her incredible wisdom. She's a transformation coach, a love and relationship expert, and an international speaker who helps her clients (and listeners) unleash their feminine power. In other words, if you want to transform your relationship or find your soulmate, she’s the woman for you!

Connect With Orion:

orion@orionsmethod.com
Orion’s Method
@OrionTalmay on Twitter
Orion Talmay on LinkedIn
Orion Talmay on Facebook

The Mission Log:

  • [02:15] - Orion starts things off by talking about the mastermind she recently attended, and shares one powerful takeaway she got from the event.
  • [05:42] - Especially for entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get distracted with things like working on a website rather than figuratively “pressing the gas pedal,” Orion explains.
  • [07:12] - Several people have been recommending that Stephan read the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. Orion then talks about being in the world of action, which Stephan relates to Kabbalah.
  • [09:21] - Orion quotes Dr. Wayne Dyer, pointing out that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. This means we need to obey the laws of the universe, including the law of action.
  • [12:38] - Stephan elaborates on what Orion has been saying, pointing out that we are all storytellers and meaning-makers.
  • [13:39] - Orion discusses the Law of Attraction and Abraham-Hicks, as well as her time in Japan.
  • [17:26] - When Stephan first heard Orion talk about Abraham-Hicks, he was skeptical. He engaged in the willing suspension of disbelief, found that the message served him, and has become a real fan.
  • [20:35] - “Worry is praying for the things you don’t want,” Orion says, quoting one of her guests. She then offers a recommendation on a way to make yourself (and those around you) happier.
  • [23:32] - Orion expands on the concept of the frowny face she has just been talking about.
  • [26:32] - When you change your mindset, you change everything, Stephan points out. He then explains that he didn’t discover Tony Robbins until he was almost 40.
  • [28:57] - Orion discusses the importance of taking care of yourself, using the analogy of putting on your own oxygen mask first.
  • [32:03] - Stephan recently learned that Oprah takes daily bubble baths to destress, and Jennifer Aniston’s morning ritual includes meditation. Orion then shares her own morning ritual.
  • [34:56] - How does Stephan exercise self-care throughout the day?
  • [36:04] - Orion talks about some of the things she does to wrap up her day. She and Stephan then talks about some of their rituals together.
  • [40:09] - We move onto the topic of nutrition, with Orion pointing out that your body craves what is in your bloodstream.
  • [41:54] - What can you do to improve your nutrition?
  • [42:32] - Stephan steps in to talk about your microbiome. He explains that there are more cells within your body belonging to other entities (like bacteria) than belonging to you. Orion then recommends probiotics and enzymes.
  • [46:18] - We learn about Restore, which Orion has started taking.
  • [48:31] - From nutrition, we move onto the topic of Orion’s community and her 7-day challenge. This challenge will be launched just before Valentine’s Day.
  • [51:22] - Orion has mentioned having proof that her challenge is successful; what is this proof? She then discusses whether the challenge will also be useful for women who are in relationships, or whether it’s just for single women.

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Jan 16, 2018

Each and every one of us has a money story. Kate Beeders, is an expert in reshaping people’s money stories and guiding them toward positive, successful interactions with money. She combines expertise in money, marketing, and mindset to help her clients overcome self-limiting beliefs and gain the tools to create professional success. She’s so clear with her message, and so skilled at offering great tools about how to set goals and change your money mindset.

Connect With Kate:

Kate Beeders
Kate Beeders on Facebook
Kate Beeders on LinkedIn
@KateBeeders on Twitter
info@katebeeders.com

 

The Mission Log:

  • [04:58] - Kate starts things off by sharing a bit about herself, and she and Orion discuss the importance of nature to the feminine.
  • [06:38] - Does Kate work more with women or with men?
  • [07:38] - We hear more about Kate’s backstory. She shares the series of events that led to her starting her business.
  • [12:06] - What are some of Kate’s favorite moments in her life so far? One of her proudest moments is when she quit smoking. Another impactful moment in her life was when her father passed away less than a year ago.
  • [14:51] - Orion did a brain scan at Amen Clinics, and learned about their “diamond pattern” in which a thought goes through a loop over and over. She then reveals that she used to be a smoker too.
  • [16:50] - Has the last year been pretty difficult for Kate due to losing her dad?
  • [18:06] - Kate talks about the tools that she uses to improve her mindset. One of these tools is tapping, which she and Orion discuss.
  • [21:00] - How has the law of attraction shown up in Kate’s life?
  • [22:15] - Kate talks more about her first interaction with Sandra Ann Taylor, who she had mentioned a moment previously.
  • [25:09] - We learn about Kate’s techniques or approach to getting to what she calls her “zone of brilliance.” The first step, she explains, is getting outside of your comfort zone.
  • [28:09] - When people do everything Kate has just described, the next piece is taking action (and figuring out exactly what action to take).
  • [31:05] - Kate talks about an area that people worry about once they reach what she and Orion have been calling the “freakout zone.”
  • [31:59] - We hear about Kate’s take on people’s limitations when it comes to money. This is one of her main focuses, she explains.
  • [33:39] - Has Kate ever had money limitations? Everyone does, she answers.
  • [35:10] - When Kate helps her clients write a new money story, she does so in several different forms.
  • [36:14] - Kate shares a case study of a time she turned around a really bad money story. In their work together, Kate helped this woman feel safe around money
  • [42:12] - Kate offers her advice to listeners on how to prepare, plan, and create a vision for money in the next year.
  • [43:40] - Orion gives a suggestion: get everything out of your head! Write down thoughts and ideas without worrying about order, and then organize it and break it down into small tasks. Kate then points out that lots of people are great at starting something, but not so good at finishing it.
  • [44:56] - How does Kate plan her year? Does she have a coach?
  • [45:32] - Does Kate have any daily rituals that she follows? One of her rituals is to send herself power statements throughout the day.
  • [46:39] - Kate eats well because it makes her brain function better. She and Orion joke about their favorite foods being ice cream and chocolate, respectively, then talk about the problems with sugar.
  • [48:15] - What are Kate’s three top tips to living a stellar life? Make sure your actions (and words) honor yourself. That’s it.
  • [48:49] - Where can people find and connect with Kate?

 

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Jan 9, 2018

Joining me in this episode to help you rediscover your sexiness is the amazing goddess Luci Lampe. Sexiness isn’t about your makeup, weight, bra size, or clothes. Instead, it’s about being powerful and confident. I met Luci when she interviewed me on her podcast, The Sexy Life, and talking to her felt just like talking to an old friend. She’s open, genuine, and deeply aligned with her own message, which makes this an episode you can’t miss!

Connect With Luci:

Sexy Mama Movement
Sexy Life
Luci Lampe on LinkedIn
Luci Lampe on Facebook
@sexymamamvmnt on Twitter

The Mission Log:

  • [04:20] - Luci takes a moment to introduce herself and explain her inspiration to inspire positive change in other.
  • [05:39] - How old was Luci when she got married, and when did she have her first baby?
  • [07:18] - We hear about how Luci’s struggle to be sexy came about, and why becoming a mother actually began to free her to be sexy.
  • [10:17] - Orion points out that lots of people think that once they find and marry their dream partner, everything will just work out.
  • [11:43] - Luci talks more about her sense of not being allowed to be sexy when she was younger, and explains how her children are growing up differently than she is.
  • [13:33] - When was the moment that Luci decided to set herself free and own her sexiness?
  • [16:07] - In 2012, Luci experienced another milestone after she decided to stop constantly “doing for the sake of doing” and to slow down and figure out who she was without all of the activity.
  • [17:42] - Orion talks about her own childhood and experience growing up, as well as the fear of being a “bad girl.”
  • [19:25] - There is no normal, Luci points out, and discusses all the rules that we create for ourselves.
  • [21:06] - What is Luci’s definition of “sexy”?
  • [22:48] - Luci and Orion chat about how they started their movements, as well as about how they come up with names and register the corresponding domains.
  • [25:46] - Orion likes the concept of there never being a convenient time. Luci then expands on the idea.
  • [27:48] - Luci and Orion talk about fitness and their shared history as trainers.
  • [30:01] - We hear about how Luci has helped women so far, and where she has seen the biggest shifts.
  • [32:33] - Luci describes her coaching style with her clients, which combines gentle support with tough love.
  • [34:18] - What is the Enneagram? Does one stay within the same personality type within the system, or move from one type to another?
  • [36:38] - Luci hasn’t dived into physical touch tools, such as tapping.
  • [37:41] - If someone listening doesn’t feel sexy right now, how can they tap into their own sexiness?
  • [40:31] - One of the biggest things that have kept Luci’s relationship with her husband sexy has been keeping communication open, even when it’s uncomfortable to do so.
  • [43:52] - Luci offers advice to any single women who are listening and want to feel sexy without a partner.
  • [44:40] - What are Luci’s three top tips for living a stellar life? 1. Take personal responsibility. 2. Give yourself space to be, without doing all the time. 3. Use your real voice and have the courage to speak up.
  • [46:55] - Where can people find and connect with Luci?

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Jan 2, 2018

Another year has flown by. In today’s episode, I just wanted to get a little personal and share some of the magical moments that I had over the last year. I learned a great deal and went on some amazing journeys. This episode is about leveling up, being open to clues sent by the universe, and living your stellar life to the fullest.

To Find Orion:

@OrionTalmay on Twitter
Orion’s Method
Stellar Life Podcast

The Mission Log:

  • [00:38] How the last year passed in the blink of an eye. I want to do this episode to share my year with you. Then my first thought was that I didn't accomplish anything.
  • [01:02] It's so typical of people who have Type A personalities who like to achieve, conquer, and have big dreams. Sometimes it takes time to manifest all of those dreams.  
  • [01:21] I took a step back and asked my husband what happened. So much happened that everything became a blur. We need to celebrate our achievements even the little things.
  • [02:09] Taking a deeper look and appreciating how much you have advanced and seeing the gifts of what has happened to help you grow.
  • [02:46] Seeing what we don't want and how it helps us see what we want.
  • [03:10] Looking at my last year. 2016 was super stressful for me because I was planning my wedding. Even with a wedding planner it wasn't easy.
  • [03:40] We had a wedding in a remote location in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This is a beautiful remote place. It is one of the most bio-dense areas in Costa Rica. At the lodge there were monkeys, toucans, seabirds, and so much beauty.
  • [04:47] It was pouring down rain and I was stressed out of my mind, but it turned out to be a beautiful time with friends and family.
  • [05:19] 2017 was spent living my life in a new arrangement and focusing on what i really wanted to achieve.
  • [05:30] One of my biggest achievements was launching the Awaken Your Inner Goddess Challenge.
  • [05:38] The challenge was so awesome and every woman had so many breakthroughs, just by taking care of herself for 15 minutes a day.
  • [06:40] Women fell in love with themselves and their responses filled me with joy. This affirmed that my knowledge has enabled me to bring my mission to women and help them shine and see beyond their limitation.
  • [08:21] How I shrivel and shrink when I don't put myself beyond my comfort zone.
  • [08:27] 2018 is for expanding, growing, reaching, and touching the stars with a Stellar Life.
  • [09:20] I had amazing breakthroughs over the last year,and I am amazingly grateful for my clients and their trust in me.
  • [10:03] Awakening your own inner goddess that is sexy, juicy, and alive.
  • [10:23] Some days can shake your confidence but then signals come and everything falls into place.
  • [11:17] Try looking for the clues, listening to the messages of the universe, and be open to receive those messages.
  • [12:03] Looking beyond the 1% and getting a glimpse into how big and vast we are.
  • [12:46] I talk about seeing Donny Epstein in Denver at Transformation Gate.
  • [14:13] We learned the five steps to mastering at Neil Strauss's Secret Society for Men.
  • [15:03] We learned about marketing and Internet marketing. I find it a bit dry and it is not my zone of genius.
  • [16:30] The importance of sharing your message with the world and not holding it back.
  • [17:26] I had a visit with my family for a month. Then we visited the Dead Sea. The mineral mud soaks out all of the toxins. It makes you feel reborn.
  • [19:59] This year was a year of recovery. I had to wear a cast, I'm training, and even doing acupuncture.
  • [21:22] The injury affected my fitness routine. I also used to do Krav Maga. This is a super fast and effective martial art. It's about defending yourself and running away. I even had to stop my pole dancing classes which helped me connect with my femininity.
  • [23:53] The importance of giving yourself grace in whatever you are experiencing right now. Stop pushing too hard and give your body time to rest.
  • [25:00] Surrendering to our highest person and allowing the universe to hold us.
  • [25:54] Join a mastermind and surround yourself with like minded people.
  • [27:29] Reading books is another way to associate with great minds. You can also use the magical land of the Internet, YouTube videos, and TED Talks.
  • [28:57] Blog Herald in Orlando with Stephen and his daughter. Sometimes we have to go beyond ourselves for our loved one.
  • [29:30] The importance of taking care of yourself. Including cleansing toxic lead or toxic poisoning.
  • [30:35] Chelation and working with a naturopath and eliminating the amalgam fillings.
  • [31:15] People who love the planet and the world and want to dominate in a good way by helping the planet and other people at World Domination Summit in Portland.
  • [31:44] I talk about Mike Vardy organizing and systemizing your life. Mike will be on this show next year.
  • [32:07] Talking with Loral Langemeier: Wealth Building Mastermind. We are constantly fed lies about our worthiness to become wealthy.
  • [33:23] The more I hang out with the wealthy the more I see that we are all humans. The only difference is just a small shift in mindset.
  • [35:11] Why do you need it? Why do you want it? Guilt around having wealth. Having something just because you wanted it. It is OK to have a blessed life and have opportunities to help other people.
  • [37:22] Podcast Movement and learning how to create a better podcast. I have finally gained  the strength to share my message without hiding behind my guests.
  • [38:55] If you send me an email, I promise you that I will answer it. If you are enjoying this podcast reach out and say hi!
  • [41:14] Ground yourself and get out in nature. Lakes, forests, trees, take a walk.
  • [41:44] Biohacking. I even had Dave Asprey on my show. It was awesome. Technologies that connect you to the future of medicine.
  • [43:55] The Bulletproof conference is like Disneyworld for geeks.
  • [44:37] I also went to India which was awesome. I also spent three hours with an elephant named Star. I love elephants, she was amazing. She even talked with elephant sounds.
  • [46:32] I saw the Dalai Lama! I could feel his energy when he passed.
  • [47:01] I took my mom and sister to Greece. It was raining and there were floods, but it was wonderful.
  • [47:31] I also became an American citizen this week. It was an intimate ceremony of 5000 of us.
  • [49:03] Israel and the US are the greatest of allies, and we are very connected. I have a dual citizenship.
  • [50:29] This has been a great year. Everyone should reflect on your last year and celebrate all of your achievements.  
  • [51:40] I wish you a happy and healthy New Year and hope that all of your dreams come true.

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