The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Briana and Dr. Peter Borten. They have made it their mission to create a more peaceful world by helping individuals reestablish a sense of inner peace and balance. They are the founders of The Dragontree, a wellness organization with holistic spas in Portland and Boulder, online courses, natural body care products, and resources for vibrant living.

The secret to living an exceptional life — with fulfilling work and leisure, meaningful relationships, and time for oneself — is finding balance. Briana and Dr. Peter Borten have the strategies you need to achieve this all-important balance in your life — even in the face of chaos.

In this show we spoke about how to incorporate wellness into our work lives. In this show we spoke about how to incorporate wellness into our work life. It’s often where we most struggle to create and maintain the practices that serve us.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Sweetness: the things in our lives that feed our life, body and soul.  Are you making the space for sweetness in your life? What sweetness do you already have in your life that you can bring into your awareness. Bring your full self to your work - more present we are the more we can find the sweetness that's already there. Remembering the why of what you're doing at work. Focus on what's important. We're more efficient, we get more done, and we enjoy work more.
  • Structure: the architecture of our lives - how we organise what we do. Is your structure getting you to where you want to go? Is it supporting having sweetness and space in your life? Spend time planning your work what you want to do every day in your week - that allows you to be more present. When you know what you need to do and you've done it, you know you're done and can celebrate! And don't forget... you deserve to keep your agreements to yourself. :-)
  • Space: perspective to see the bigger picture and to not react to your thoughts, also being out in nature and reconnecting to the natural world. Make sure you have time for Space in your schedule. When we're more present we naturally create more space. Discovering your life purpose and your greatest gifts will open up spaciousness.
Direct download: Briana_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

This week's show is with Molly Patrick. Molly is the co-founder of Molly's expertise used to be drinking red wine and is now on the Whole Food Plant Based diet. She guides people on their journey of changing what, how and why they eat in a way that sticks. Losing weight, getting off from medication and falling in love with life is just a taste of what Molly has to offer.

In this show we spoke about what gets in the way of us having acceptance of our body and what Molly's seen about how we can how to overcome our issues with body image and fall head over heels in love with our body instead. :-)

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Molly found that for her taking steps to remove unhealthy habits from her life was what led to her falling in love with her body, whilst she was still drinking heavily she lack the clarity to see herself differently. It isn't always necessary for it to happen in exactly that way or that order but as Molly said, seeing clearly is what allows us to see ourselves how we truly are.
  • We don't always need to follow a 4 step 'how to' plan to change, often simply having openness to something changing often seems to bring about an insight or an idea that allows that change to happen.
  • Reconnecting to what's more natural for humans, such as grounding our body in movement, connection to others and to nature, can be a powerful catalyst for feeling more love for our bodies.
Direct download: Molly_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

This week's show is with Rudi Kennard. Rudi is a Three Principles Facilitator and film-maker who has been travelling the world, interviewing other facilitators, teachers and people who have had their lives transformed through understanding the principles. After spontaneously experiencing a profound shift in consciousness 22 years ago, Rudi ‘searched’ to explain this insight with others so trained in many mind technologies including NLP and hypnotherapy, then went on to teach Chi Gong and mindfulness meditation.

Thirteen years ago he came across the three principles and trained with the originator Sydney Banks and it’s pioneer Dr Roger Mills. Rudi spent over three years full time voluntarily creating the web site as a free resource for the world, and now trains facilitator in the understanding internationally.
Rudi has written for magazines, spoken on the radio, and trained others in this understanding within the fields of addiction, business, education, to prison and jail inmates, and more recently with earthquake survivors in Nepal. Rudi is currently writing a book and filming a worldwide cinematic documentary on the three principles paradigm.

So on today's show, Rudi’s talking about how breaking up with his wife Jenny allowed him to understand relationships and the human experience more deeply, so in this show we explored the truth about love and also loss.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We often think that we need a great relationship to be happy however we're never experiencing any relationship directly, we're experiencing our thoughts about relationships - and we can think differently about everything!
  • We all have natural resilience - when we get out of our own way, we can bounce back stronger than ever.
  • People often believe that a happy relationships is created by compromising and moulding yourself to fit what you think is your partner's idea of someone they would like to be with but it's worth exploring the truth of that and what else is possible.
Direct download: Rudi_3_Final_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

And this week's show is with Tamsin Hartley. Tamsin worked as a physiotherapist in the NHS for ten years before taking time out to bring her young family up. She then retrained to work as a coach, trainer and workshop facilitator. She has always been drawn to using metaphor in her work, and when a friend introduced her to Clean Language it wasn’t long before she was hooked. Here was a respectful way of working with people’s metaphors that is both resourceful and richly creative.

Tamsin has combined the principles of mindful awareness with exploration using Clean Language to create the Listening Space – a new approach to listening to yourself and others that can help transform your life. She is author of the book ‘The Listening Space: A New Path to Personal Discover’ which is due to be launched in January 2017.

In this show we spoke about Tamsin's approach to empowering people to explore what's going on their subconscious and to provide the space for new perspectives, ideas and solutions.

What you'll learn from this episode:

The power of asking 'clean questions': 

  • (And) what kind of ... is that?
  • (And) is there anything else about ...?
  • (And) where/ whereabouts is ...?
Direct download: Tamsin_Hartley_mixdown_3.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:11am EDT