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Episodes

Closing Out 2021: Reflections on Another Big Year (S2, EP16 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Dec. 27, 2021

If 2020 was a big year, 2021 felt like a continuation of that. As this year comes to an end, what important reflections do you have about 2021 that will help you walk into the New Year just a bit more grounded and knowing yo…

Doing the Work: From Anxious to Secure Attachment in Relationships (with Melissa Vona) (S2, EP15 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Dec. 14, 2021

How can attachment theory and attachment styles help us better understand why we show up in our relationships the way we do? In this episode, we explore this + the highs and lows of doing the work to move from insecure to mo…

Navigating Boundaries: The Good, the Confusing, and the Uncomfortable (S2, EP14 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Nov. 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 discus…

Healing in Relationships with a Therapist (with Chris Lam) (S2, EP13 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Oct. 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!

Life Is Short, But What If We Need to Slow Down? (S2, EP12 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Oct. 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 sl…

From Hopeless to Hopeful with Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (with Lucy Duong) (S2, EP11 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Sept. 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 neuroli…

Navigating Online Dating and Sex After Lockdown (S2, EP10 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Aug. 8, 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 a…

Healing Trauma (Part 4): Doing Therapy (S2, EP9 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

June 7, 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 the…

Healing Trauma (Part 3): Getting Triggered (Why Can’t We Just Leave the Past in the Past?) (S2, EP8 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

May 5, 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.

Healing Trauma (Part 2): What Causes Trauma + Why Trauma Isn’t Just About Negative Thoughts (S2, EP7 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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.

Healing Trauma (Part 1): What is Trauma + How My Journey Started (S2, EP6 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Feb. 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.

Doing the Self-Work (S2, EP5 | The Soul’s Work Podcast)

July 4, 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 th…

Black Lives Matter: Doing the Anti-Racism Work (S2, EP4 | The Soul’s Work Podcast)

June 5, 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 …

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Drinking (S2, E3 | The Soul’s Work Podcast)

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…

Sitting with Hard Feelings (S2, EP2 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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 e…

Season 2 Introduction (S2, EP1 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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 thi…

On Music, Mental Illness, and Leadership (with Rebecca Lam) (S1, EP14 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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 hone…

On Navigating Romantic Relationships (S1, EP13 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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 wh…

Your Ego & Your Higher Self (S1, EP12 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

May 5, 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 an…

My Drinking Story (S1, EP11 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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.

Spiritual Bypassing: Why Feeling Good Is Not Enough (S1, EP10 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

April 4, 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 Goodies (S1, EP9 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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!

On Valuing Time & Managing Bipolar Disorder (with Phil Tieu) (S1, EP8 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

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 …

Creating a Daily Spiritual Practice (S1, EP7 | The Soul's Work Podcast)

Feb. 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?