personal development

125: Beyond Addiction


As human beings, we all got dreams, goals and aspirations that are important to us and thus, we want to achieve. However, when you are caught in an addiction, you are definitely not fulfilling that.Transformation is crucial to living your dreams. With that, you must face your inner demons, defeat them, then, make positive changes in your life.

Often times, nobody wants to face their inner demons.However, once you make that choice, you won’t regret it. You will come out of the journey stronger and wiser as exhibited by today’s guest, Lori Losch.

Lori’s philosophy in life is someones’s biggest MESS can become their biggest MESSAGE

Lori’s philosophy in life is someones’s biggest MESS can become their biggest MESSage. As for Lori, bulimia was hers. She has fought and conquered this inner demon and she is passionate about sharing her own journey in order to help others through theirs. Through her Rather than Rehab Addiction Recovery coaching, she helps people remember who they really are without the mask of addiction.

In this episode, Lori and I talked about fighting and conquering our inner battles.
You will learn about:

  • The inner demons Lori defeated that made her the woman she is today
  • Destructive behaviors that often lead to bulimia
  • The coffee that Lori drinks every morning to feed her brain and body
  • Works of Dr. Gabor Maté that influenced Lori’s
  • Why Lori believes she chose her demon and not the other way around
  • How having a recovery coach can change a life positively
  • Darkest moments as a start of your new and improved life
  • The right mindset to have when battling your inner demons
  • Learning to let go and trusting that you will be okay
  • Similarities of different kinds of addiction
  • 3 empowering tips for people who are struggling addiction
  • A peek on Lori’s coaching programs
  • Small things that give life a deeper sense of purpose
  • Brief background on Lori’s best-selling books


“All addictions are rooted in anxiety and stress.”

“Statistically, 100% of the time that somebody becomes bulimic, they’ve always started with some kind of restriction.”

“Biology will tramp willpower every single time.”

“The question shouldn’t be ‘Why the addiction?’ because addiction is actually a solution to the pain. The question should be ‘Why the pain?'”

“We have lessons to learn and experience to have.”

“All addiction is to further us along the spiritual path”

“Atheltiscm does go often hand in hand with eating disorders.”

“Different kinds of addictions are all survival tools, until they aren’t.”

“The less we are in that oneness, the more we are in our addiction.”

“Befriend your addiction.”

“Addiction is all about stress.”

“If we can minimize our environmental stress, the more we are well on our way to dealing with our addictions.”



Bumbles: … Finds Her Way Home! by Lori Losch

Bumbles: … Saves Naipoki! by Lori Losch

Safe Souls by Lori Losch

Rather Than Rehab by Lori Losch

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Loving What Is by Byron Kati

The Soul of Success by Jack Canfield

The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey

The Monster Within by Cynthia McClure


“Treat others how you want to be treated.” – The Golden Rule


Lori’s Website –



Black & White  – A Film by James Toback
Bulletproof Coffee
Brain Octane Oil
The Genius Network Annual Event
Genius Network – The World’s Best Wisdom – Presented By Joe Polish
Dr. Gabor Maté
Being True to You
A Dangerous Story

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120: Beyond Pain


There is a cure for chronic pain and today’s podcast guest, Nicole Sachs, swears by it. Nichole Sachs is more than just a therapist. She is a mother, a partner, a really good friend, a saver and a fixer. She offers a course entitled Freedom From Chronic Pain, which will teach you a lifestyle that can keep you out of chronic pain for the rest of your life.

She believes that ‘the pain is not in your head. But the solution is not in your body.’ The power of your mind is actually so strong that it plays a crucial role in your quest to heal yourself. When you believe you can heal, then chances are high that you actually will! You just have to take that big step forward.

Look beyond the pain and live a life of truth. Let go. As Nicole says, The life you save is your own.

You will discover many powerful life lessons and rich nuggets in this podcast. Here are just a few:

  • Relationship between bodily pain and the mind
  • Common examples of chronic pain
  • How Nicole’s mentor shaped her future
  • Why people tend to put others on a pedestal
  • A message of hope to someone who thinks he/she has nothing to offer to this world
  • Is today’s humanity at a dawn of a new age?



“Life is really a combination of mind, body, and spirit.”

“Life is a behavior modification program. You cannot think your way into better feelings. You must act your way to better feelings.”

“The pain is not in your head. But the solution is not in your body.”

“Chronic pain is not a really an epidemic of pain. It’s an epidemic of fear.”

“Mindfulness is becoming a word that is in the common vernacular now.”



The Meaning of Truth: Embrace Your Truth, Create Your Life by Nicole J. Sachs

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ozanich



“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain





Freedom from Chronic Pain Course with Nicole Sachs
The Cure For Chronic Pain with Nicole J. Sachs, LCSW YouTube Channel
JournalSpeak with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
The Official Site of John E. Sarno M.D.
Les Brown’s YouTube Channel


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115: Imposter Syndrome


It’s called Imposter Syndrome. More people than you can imagine experience it. I do, and I’ll bet, you do too.

It’s that nagging feeling that people are going to “find you out.” They will recognize that you are not as good as you claim to be, and they will expose you as an imposter.

Imposter syndrome is one of the most destructive narratives that we create in our minds. It keeps us from trying new things. It stifles our creativity. It denies us our innate greatness. It steals our lives.

Today’s podcast guest, Michelle Gomez is an expert on imposter syndrome. I’ll call her the Imposter Syndrome Buster. She did battle with her own imposter narrative and won. Now, she helps others conquer this dream stealing monster and gain the confidence and self-esteem we all deserve.

This podcast interview is truly a game changer. Listen to Michelle, and you will discover:

  • The root causes of imposter syndrome (deserve issues)
  • How to switch from external validation to self-validation
  • Your brilliance has a purpose
  • How imposter syndrome will burn you out
  • Secrets of self-sabotage
  • How books can liberate you
  • The importance of emotional intelligence
  • Why you must stop trying to fix other people
  • The powerful benefits of storytelling to empower your life

These are just a few of the gems that Michelle Gomez offers you in this podcast. One of the most valuable is the understanding you will gain  about your U C O N – your Unique Cocktail of Needs.

Sit back, relax, and listen to this podcast with a beginner’s mind; that means without judgement. Allow Michelle’s clarity to help you become more clear. Allow here hard won knowledge to shift your thinking about yourself.

Listen to this with the right intention, and you will be able to change your story, and change your life.


Own Your Brilliance by Michelle M. Gomez

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of the deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt


  • FREE copy of Michelle’s book – Own Your Brilliance 
  • FREE Imposter Syndrome Assessment
  • FREE strategy call with Michelle
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113: Reboot Your Life


How do you reboot your life? You look inside yourself with courage and honesty. You acknowledge what serves you and what doesn’t. You make a decision to change. You take action. You change.

Those are the steps to personal transformation, more or less. Today’s podcast guest, Tracy Winchell, has made major reboots in her life. She’s passionate about growth, change, and the power of storytelling to affect that change.

Her own podcast, Reboots, presents the inspiring stories of people who have grown and enriched their lives by rebooting.

You’re in for a treat, an entertaining, thought provoking adventure on today’s show. Here are a few of the things you’ll enjoy and learn as you listen to Tracy:

  • Tracy’s amusing job as a talking Christmas tree
  • The gems she got from her family of storytellers
  • How to use metaphor to tell engaging stories
  • How storytelling helps people deal with grief
  • The pivotal life event that triggered a major reboot for Tracy
  • A renewed appreciation of true friendship
  • How gratitude empowers your life
  • How to make storytelling part of your life
  • The amusing character who shot at Tracy
  • The 4 steps to rebooting you

You may want to listen to Tracy’s story more than once. You may discover new inspiring gems each time.

One of the things Tracy and I talked about was the importance of asking the right questions in life. There are questions that reveal empowering answers. And there are questions that will steal your power.

Your hour with Tracy Winchell will be well spent. You’ll smile, reflect, and be moved by a woman who weaves what she calls a tapestry of hope in the world.


Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen

Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller

The Magic In Asking the Right Questions by Bill Mayer

The Lies We Believe by Dr. Chris Thurman

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


“Life is meant to be enjoyed, even when it must be endured.” – Ed Saucier

CONTACT TRACY – FREE self discovery tool & FREE discovery session with Tracy

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