November 18, 2021
Everyone’s talking about boundaries these days and how important they are for our Selves and our relationships. But then why do they feel so hard to do, and does setting boundaries mean we have to push people away? We discuss all this and more in this episode on navigating boundaries.
October 27, 2021
What makes people turn to therapy? How is talking to a therapist different from sharing your "problems" with a good friend or family member? In this episode, we discuss this and many other aspects of doing therapy!
October 10, 2021
"Life is short, so live it to the fullest." This well-known mantra can push us to want to do things bigger, better, and more of. But what if "living to the fullest" feels more like pressure than inspiration? What if going slow and being cautious is sometimes actually the most authentic decision for you?
September 15, 2021
When we go through our darkest days, a brighter future can feel hopeless. That was where Lucy Duong found herself after losing her sister to suicide. After trying conventional therapeutic approaches, hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming brought her greater healing and continuing onward with her life.
August 08, 2021
After emerging from a long, sexually frustrating lockdown, how do we navigate dating and sex? In this episode, we explore the lessons that can be learned from less-than-desirable sexual experiences in discovering new, more authentic ways of enjoying sex.
June 07, 2021
How can we begin to heal trauma? In this episode, we explore one potential aspect of healing: doing therapy to gain new insights into our current life challenges and heal trauma within a safe, attuned relationship with a therapist.
May 05, 2021
Why can't we just let things go and leave the past in the past? In this episode, we explore why past traumatic experiences can trigger us in the present, even years after they happened.
March 10, 2021
So what is trauma exactly? If "bad" things happened to me in the past, can't I just think more positively to forget about them? In this episode, we explore why trauma and its impacts are so much more than about how we think.
February 15, 2021
If you've tried everything from positive affirmations to meditation and you're still feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns and ongoing triggers, an exploration into trauma might provide new perspectives and paths to change.
July 04, 2020
What if we're just too depleted or unmotivated to do our self-development work? In this episode, we take a step back from talking about the deep inner work itself to reflecting on how we want to approach this self-work in the first place so it's sustainable over the long-term.
June 05, 2020
While the recent murder of George Floyd by police has evoked a new wave of the Black Lives Matter movement, racism against Black folks is nothing new (including in Canada). How do we sit with the challenging feelings we may be experiencing and mobilize ourselves to help dismantle our culture of white supremacy?
May 13, 2020
Why can't we just stop at one? A common belief is that if people dependent on substances just "tried harder," they could gain some control over their addictions. But the neuroscience shows why the path to recovery is so much more complex.
May 11, 2020
"Just be grateful for what you have." "Don't worry, everything's going to be fine." "Just think positive." Have you ever heard these responses when you've shared some challenging feelings you've been going through? In this episode, we explore the gift of giving ourselves and others the space to sit with our hard feelings (and what happens when we don't).
May 10, 2020
In the Introduction of The Soul's Work Podcast: Season 2, host Janice Ho welcomes you all back to the show and shares about her almost 2-year hiatus off the mic. You'll get a sneak peek of the topics she'll be discussing this season, as well as some background on her more recent journey exploring her relationship with alcohol.
July 17, 2018
In this episode, Janice and her guest Rebecca Lam dive into a raw and open discussion about music, spirituality, mental illness, perfectionism, vulnerability, leadership, and so much more. Don't miss this insightful and honest conversation!
May 15, 2018
In this episode, Janice and her very special guest (and partner in life), Bruno Nunes, get deep into discussing the topic of romantic relationships – from common challenges to communication to staying authentic to oneself while in relationship.
May 05, 2018
What is the difference between our spiritual egos and our higher selves? We explore how the ego can distract us from living our most authentic life, and how reconnecting with her higher self can result in deeper self-love and the empowerment to make more authentic life decisions.
April 19, 2018
In this episode, Janice shares her past experiences with alcohol abuse, some of the causes underlying it, and her gradual journey developing a healthier relationship with drinking.
April 04, 2018
It's tempting to adopt the "feel good, vibe high" and law of attraction teachings that are prevalent in the self-development space. But here's why this approach just isn't enough to provide someone with a truly comprehensive "spiritual toolbox" for their self-growth journey.
March 13, 2018
In this episode, Janice offers listeners a goody bag filled with her top fave podcasts, websites/blogs, books, and videos for spiritual and self-development inspiration!
March 12, 2018
What is your relationship with time? Janice and her guest Phil Tieu discuss how to prioritize what's important to us every day. Phil also shares how he's learned to manage the emotional highs and lows of living with bipolar disorder.
February 26, 2018
Creating (and doing) a daily spiritual practice can serve as a powerful path toward achieving your spiritual development goals. What will you add to your daily practice?
February 14, 2018
Whether you identify as an Asian female or not, this discussion on internalizing the identities we inherit from the world – which ultimately shape our deepest self-beliefs – is relevant for anyone who wants to dig past the layers of socially prescribed expectations and uncover their authentic selves.
February 06, 2018
Have you thought about which values are most important to you? In this episode, we dive into how we can identify the most important guideposts for navigating our life.