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.
In this episode, I welcome back the brilliant Dr. Stan Tatkin to the show. This time, we’re talking about parenting, especially from the lens of being new parents. Dr. Tatkin co-authored the book Baby Bomb, which dives deep into the nuances of new parenting and the effects it has on the couple’s relationship dynamic. Couples are often unprepared for the challenges of parenthood and lack a solid foundation in their relationship. Dr. Tatkin covers topics like disagreements in parenting style, embracing the change in sexual dynamics, and how to master communication and connection. Whether you’ve got a babe on the way, are a new parent, or are interested in learning how to parent better - this episode is a MUST listen!
In this episode, I dive into the art of decision-making. I explore the idea of peaceful fear and how it can guide our decision-making, challenge the notion that fear always means we're making the wrong choice, and speak to the resistance we feel when making decisions. Embracing fear and resistance leads to transformative experiences. Let's face our own versions of the jungle in life and live fully.
In this episode, I welcome Water Expert Tracy Duhs to the show. We explore the fascinating world of water and its impact on our health, in a way you’ve likely never heard it talked about before. Tracy teaches us about the complexity of water, including the concept of water structure and its role in hydrating cells. She also teaches us about the important but little-known facts about tap water, “filtered” water, and the presence of plastic and toxins in water. Listen in to learn more about how changing the kind of water you drink (including how you drink it) can positively change the state of your health and wellbeing.
In this episode, I dive deep into the subject of commitment. Not just in the sense of committed romantic relationships—but the fear of commitment to ourselves and our truth, extrapolating it to every area of your life. Your fear to commit to a dream, to a possibility, to a relationship, to your purpose, to a goal—all of these are the same process. Understanding what lies at the base of our fears of commitment can allow us to become more committed people, more disciplined, more discerning, and move forward and create things we never thought were possible but always desired.
In today’s episode, I’m jamming with Branden Collinsworth again. This time, we explore the importance of reconnecting with nature and becoming sovereign humans again. Branden guides us through the importance of balancing the physical, emotional, spiritual, wisdom, and love aspects of ourselves through personal growth and self-discovery, and shares his insights into how we can make our old ceilings into our new floors.
In this episode, I reflect on my personal journey with body image and weight fluctuation, the wounding and repeating patterns I found that had me stuck there, and my recent transformation of “Reverse Dad Bod.” I share how I tapped into a new level of discipline and discernment in hopes that my story might inspire you to move towards what your soul might be asking of you, regardless if it’s with body image and weight or something else. We have limited time here on Earth… let today be the day when everything changes.
Today I welcome back Sarah Baldwin for the third time - Sarah’s last two podcasts have the most downloads out of any of my episodes! Sarah is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and expert in the field of trauma resolution. She’s a member of the world-renowned Polyvagal Theory training team and has trained clinicians around the world in nervous system interventions. In this episode, Sarah explains how we can use our nervous systems to rewire our past experiences to create secure attachment, deepen intimacy, and ultimately have better relationships. She brings light to the core needs resulting from our childhood experiences that drive our adult behaviors, and how understanding the connection can help us identify the root causes of ruptures in our relationships. She also guides us through somatic regulation techniques to foster more genuine connections, gently expand our comfort zones, and finally heal the traumas of our past so we can be the best version of ourselves today. Nervous system regulation is some of the most important work we can do, so dive right in to learn more!
In this solo episode, I break down the behavioural patterns of minimizing our needs in relationship, which often stem from childhood experiences (you saw that one coming, right?!). It’s so important to honour our own needs and not settle for less. So let's cut the BS! Claim who you are, what you want, and what you’re going to create with your life. Be available to availability, set boundaries, tell the truth and clean up agreements. Hear your own voice and claim what you desire - free from needing the other person to change - then YOU are free to change and choose the life, love, and experience you want! To have the great love and great relationship you want - you MUST move forward telling the truth, creating NEW patterns, and reclaiming what you desire. You in?!
In this episode, Dane Johnson shares his incredible journey from being near death to reclaiming his health by reversing the symptoms of what doctors say is “a lifelong, incurable disease.” Dane educates us on all the ins and outs of IBD, Crohn’s and Colitis, the importance of addressing root causes and improving overall well-being to heal, and the power of functional medicine/natural/holistic approaches when it comes to healing the gut. He also shares details about his SHIELD healing program. Whether you’re in the mood for an inspirational story, or if you or someone you know suffers from IBD, this episode is a must-listen!
In this episode, I share my journey to embracing the change that has been seeking me, and embracing the unknown that I’ve been afraid of. For so many of us, we fear letting go of our familiar patterns, but also fear stepping into our fullest potential because we’re afraid of what might happen or what lies ahead. But stepping into the unknown IS the key to our personal libration. I’m ready to leap, and I’m not f’ing around anymore. So with that said, allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Mark Groves. It's nice to meet you, again. And again… and again.
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!!!!
Love this podcast!!! Never boring, always full of lightbulb moments!! And a great sense of humor too to keep the tough stuff light.
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.
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. ❤️
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!
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.
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. ❤️
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 🤙🏽