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The Mark Groves Podcast: Making Life Make Sense.

Jam out with Mark Groves as he takes you on a journey to explore the juiciest parts of the human experience and what it’s like to live authentically in the modern world. You’re invited to lay down what you were taught and explore new viewpoints and discoveries in mental and emotional health, physical health and wellness, relationships and the human connection, and hot topics of the world. Open your ears and your eyes to The Mark Groves Podcast.

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Latest Episode

May 20, 2024
01:01:25

#374: From Victim to Creator of Your Life with Mind Architect Peter Crone

In this episode, I welcome back Peter Crone, a writer, speaker, and thought leader in the realm of human awakening and potential. Peter and I discuss victimhood, personal responsibility, and the power of self-evolution. Peter talks about the importance of letting go, forgiveness, and reframing perspectives in relationships. He challenges the victim mentality and champions authenticity through freeing ourselves from limiting beliefs, embracing vulnerability and the transformative journey to self-discovery. Tune into this inspiring episode to invite more self-awareness in your day-to-day and to take back the reins of your life.

Latest Episode

May 16, 2024
00:05:40

#373: Navigating Indecision: How to Find Clarity Amidst Chaos

In this episode, I explore the challenges we encounter in decision-making and our tendency to seek external validation. We talk about the concept of the externalization of authority, indecision as a form of self-sabotage, and the role our nervous system plays in our relationship to our intuition. We also discuss the importance of making choices aligned with personal values and needs, overcoming the fear of being perceived as selfish, and how to connect with our inner voice to transition from anxiety & indecision to clarity & empowerment. Tune in to learn how to release tension, enhance your decision-making process, reclaim agency and live authentically.

Latest Episode

May 13, 2024
01:30:15

#372: Are You Feeding Division? The Cost of Censoring Yourself with Africa Brooke

In this episode, I welcome back the amazing Africa Brooke, a consultant, coach, speaker, podcaster and author renowned for her work in overcoming self-sabotage and self-censorship. In this conversation, Africa dives into the concept of "collective sabotage" and why she wrote her book, The Third Perspective, which explores brave expression in a climate of intolerance. We also explore self-sabotage as a basis for societal behaviors and talk about the importance of embracing contradictions and diverse thoughts. Africa and I share our personal journeys and struggles with self-censorship and discuss different ways to navigate societal pressures and evolving dialogues. We also address the impact of cancel culture and the importance of creating avenues for honest curiosity and conversation to exist to lead us to more genuine connections. We advocate for truth-telling, embracing complexity, and challenging entrenched viewpoints as vital components for introspection and navigating collective dynamics with awareness and empathy. Tune in for a candid and open dialogue that encourages us to fully engage in our relationships and reshape our approach to differences.

Latest Episode

May 9, 2024
00:16:50

#371: Remembering EFT Therapy Founder Dr. Sue Johnson

In this special episode, we pay tribute to the late Dr. Sue Johnson, a beloved relational teacher, therapist, author, and the pioneering innovator behind Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Her work has been instrumental in shaping my understanding of relationships and I recently had the privilege of hosting her on the podcast. To honor Dr. Sue and her significant contributions to relationship therapy and education, we've put together some of the most impactful moments from that episode. I am profoundly grateful for Dr. Sue's work and her lasting influence. Thank you for the gift of your voice, your presence, and your loving heart in this life, Dr. Sue. You are deeply missed.

Latest Episode

May 6, 2024
00:58:34

#370: Unblock Your Potential by Overcoming Resistance with Steven Pressfield

In this episode, I welcome bestselling author Steven Pressfield to the podcast. Steven dives into the idea of relating differently to resistance and embracing creativity in our lives. We discuss the commitment, self-awareness, and resilience in navigating the complex path of creative expression as well as the perseverance, self-doubt, and the internal battles creatives face. Steven shares practical strategies for confronting resistance, including the transformative power of daily practice, and emphasizes the role of dedication and authenticity in fulfilling creative visions. Tune in to hear this meaningful conversation that will undoubtedly inspire you to overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and embrace your creative journey.

Latest Episode

May 2, 2024
0:09:28

#369: The Wisdom In Our Wounds

In this episode, we discuss triggers and how these signals-of-past-pain are integral to our relationships and healing journeys. We talk about the importance of our response to activations – including triggers of intimacy and vulnerability. We also explore how working through our wounds fosters self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and empowered relationships. Listen in to this eye-opening episode to learn how embracing both positive and challenging experiences in our lives can pave the way towards liberated love rooted in integrity, trust, and deep understanding.

Latest Episode

Apr 29, 2024
01:13:12

#368: Polyvagal Path: Healing Your Nervous System & Your Life with Dr. Stephen Porges

In this episode, I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Stephen Porges, the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, to the podcast. Dr. Porges discusses the impact of trauma histories on our relationships and behaviors – sharing Polyvagal Theory's role in our physiological responses. We also discuss post-pandemic societal shifts, navigating the challenges of societal evaluation, the impact of social media, and ethical considerations surrounding digital interactions. Dr. Porges explores alternative modalities for self-regulation – emphasizing the importance of co-regulation, and shares somatic therapies for trauma healing. Listen in to this conversation that reminds us of the transformative power of connection for promoting healing and well-being.

Latest Episode

Apr 25, 2024
00:13:18

#367: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Knowing When to Close Chapters

This special episode is a sneak peek of Liberated Love's audiobook. After each chapter, Kylie and I have recorded special bonus conversations where we dive deeper into the content and our personal journeys. Today’s episode is a preview of the discussion we have about Chapter Five called Breaking Up With Normal. Want to listen to more of these conversations? Get the audiobook here: http://createthelove.com/liberatedlove

Latest Episode

Apr 22, 2024
00:53:54

#366: Why You Don’t Want to Peak in Your 20s with Meg Jay

In this episode, I welcome Meg Jay – a developmental clinical psychologist specializing in twentysomethings – who helps tackle the question: are your 20s the best years of your life? Together, we explore the complexities of navigating our 20s and the misconceptions about this period. Meg sheds light on societal pressures, mental health hurdles, and the crucial need for tailored support for individuals in their 20s. She also discusses the power of empathy over stigmas, touches on generational shifts in work culture, and addresses the common obstacles faced by twentysomethings. Whether you're currently in this age group or not, this conversation offers invaluable insights into the support we all require during this pivotal decade of life.

Latest Episode

Apr 18, 2024
00:13:40

#365: Embracing Reality: The Way to Transform Your Life & Relationships

This special episode is a sneak peek of Liberated Love's audiobook. After each chapter, Kylie and I have recorded special bonus conversations where we dive deeper into the content and our personal journeys. Today’s episode is a preview of the discussion we have about Chapter Four called Getting Right with Reality. Want to listen to more of these conversations? Get the audiobook here: http://createthelove.com/liberatedlove

Listener Love

Passionate and raw

Mark is one of the best, he will force you to look into yourself and see yourself in a way that can only make you better. Truly wonderful. Thanks Mark!!!!

Fascinating and inspiring

Love this podcast!!! Never boring, always full of lightbulb moments!! And a great sense of humor too to keep the tough stuff light.

Expansion of the mind and self.

I find myself returning to this podcast again and again. As life has carried me through quite the journey the last few years, I find peace and understanding in the topics Mark covers and the way he approaches them. Often times I am moved to tears because I relate so deeply, or find myself simply feeling seen and understood. There is so much to learn here by simply listening.

The best relationship podcast out there

I listen to many relationship oriented podcasts and there are many great ones. Mark’s is the best because of how he picks his guests, how the topics are relatable on so many levels, and how encouraging and inspiring he is. ❤️

Authentic alignment

Mark Groves says it perfectly every time, he is impeccable in the way he uses words to reach the deepest parts of your true self and does not hold back, always refreshing and empowering listening to him speak as well as with his guests. I will always recommend!

Highly recommend

I absolutely love listening to everything Mark has to say! Just listen. It will change your life in many ways. It really has done that for me.

Therapist approved!

I have a love for learning (for human behavior) and admittedly could qualify for podcast addiction! I’ve listened to many of Mark Groves Podcasts and as a therapist myself, I can tell you the information is correct. Unfortunately, I’ve listened to other podcasts where the advice suggested could have unintended consequences if that person is not prepared to utilize that advice. On another note, he scores many guests that are at the top of their field. As Mark talks, I hear him correct himself and do the work in real-time. He has the most important attributes of human growth-radical accountability and radical compassion. And was gifted with a “radio-voice” that is easy to pay attention to.

 

Deep, authentic & actionable

Mark shares his wisdom with candor, humility and authenticity. He has a way of inviting the listener to deepen their own thoughts— to grow into a more vibrant lived experience with themselves and others. Mark brings forward conversations with some of the worlds most thought provoking and brilliant thinkers, creators, and scientists. I feel lucky to have Mark’s extensive podcast catalog available any time I need support or another approach to life’s journey.

Love love love

Mark groves podcast has truly changed my life and how I see the world. His words and the guests that he brings on his podcast are true inspiration to personal growth. ❤️

Grateful

What a delight it is to listen to this podcast. I am in total admiration for the full spectrum discussions and enlivening conversations taking place here. Mark, thank you for sharing your truth and heart with us and all your guests for their brave and wondrous expertise on such potent areas of important and life changing topics. Keep the good energy flowing and thank you from the depth of my being. Rock on 🤙🏽

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