Get Off Your Affirmation!

Get Off Your Affirmation!

The Get Off Your Affirmation Podcast challenges you to take an in-depth look at your current beliefs, and provides loving support and innovative tools to guide you toward being the change you wish to see in the world. We are committed to encouraging yo…


How to Access Your Power of Empathy
Sep 26 • 21 min
Empathy is the ability to understand and connect with the feelings of others as if we’re feeling them ourselves. We develop empathy to understand that we are capable of connecting at a deep level with another person or culture even though we don’t have…
How Did We Get Here? How Do We Find Our Way Out?
Sep 19 • 22 min
Violence destroys, love builds and transforms. Mahatma Gandhi has said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” As we so often say on this program, the power is in nonviolence, the power is in love. Love is a choice we make when we realize that…
Shedding Light on the Imposter Syndrome
Sep 12 • 23 min
The imposter syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments or talents and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. Psychologists say that 70% of both men and women will have experienced…
Keeping Hope Alive
Sep 5 • 22 min
Hope is one of the abilities or spiritual gifts inherent in the human spirit. It’s not just a behavior that comes and goes without our permission. It is a state of mind that forms the foundation for the way we see life and what is possible and what is…
Finding Spirituality - Hiding in Plain Sight
Aug 29 • 29 min
The need to connect with something greater than ourselves is a universal human need that touches us all. We strive to find spirituality outside ourselves, but too often the search leaves us feeling empty and confused, no closer to spirituality than we…
Arun Gandhi: Provocative Dialogue, Part 2
Aug 22 • 32 min
In this second provocative conversation with Arun Gandhi, he discusses the future of our planet, our role in developing a culture of peace, our need to transform our anger, the unshakeable power of love, and Gandhi’s influence on the nonviolent movement…
A Conversation with Arun Gandhi
Aug 14 • 28 min
Author, speaker, humanitarian, and renowned peace activist Arun Gandhi has devoted his life to the philosophy of nonviolence as taught to him by his legendary grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. Arun is the author of several books including Legacy of Love,…
A Candid Conversation on Racism
Aug 7 • 28 min
Al Flemming, creator of the “AlSpeakUp” podcast, has the ambitious goal of changing the narrative of race and equality in the U.S. by having conversations with people to get to know each other.Leona and Matthew talk with Al about the growing protest…
John Lewis and the Way of Nonviolence
Aug 1 • 25 min
The late Congressman John Lewis was deeply inspired by the Gandhi/King philosophy of nonviolence. Every action he took in the name of justice was based in nonviolence and grounded in love. He continued to work at reaching that place inside himself that…
What Can We Really Know?: Finding Peace in the Midst of Confusion
Jul 25 • 25 min
What can we really know? How can we protect ourselves from scams, lies, and misinformation? What can we do to find out what is true? In today’s episode, Matthew and Leona take a look at how and why we make decisions and what we can do to make the…
The Four Agreements: A Framework for Social Change
Jul 18 • 34 min
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is a best-selling book by Don Miguel Ruiz that offers a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs that cause us suffering in our lives. The…
Riding the Waves of Grief During COVID-19
Jul 10 • 26 min
Grief is a normal process of coming to terms with loss. For the past few months we have been dealing with a collective loss of normalcy and the sorrow it can bring. Every day we are faced with the loss of opportunities and activities no longer available…
Choices and Changes
Jul 3 • 28 min
Too often we find ourselves going into denial when faced with a difficult challenge. If we feel inadequate and unable to deal with the issue we (unconsciously) minimize it so it appears less threatening. Unfortunately, this can create serious…
Time of Crisis: Promise of Change
Jun 25 • 28 min
This is a time of crisis which brings with it a great promise for change. It is time to understand that if things are going to change, each of us needs to be an active part of that process. Unless we become more involved in taking action for human…
Controlling Our Anger Before It Controls Us
Jun 14 • 28 min
We are living in extremely stressful times and it is hard not to be effected by the anger and rage all around us. How do we manage to find balance in such a volatile environment? How can we understand anger in such a way that we are able to harness its…
Promoting Racial Equality: What A White Person Can Do
Jun 4 • 27 min
The brutal murder of Black American George Floyd at the hands of white police officers on May 25, 2020 began a worldwide protest against systemic racism. This is an unprecedented opportunity for both black and white people to come together and work…
What Are You Waiting For?
May 26 • 27 min
Has the question, “What are you waiting for?” become one that you hear too often from friends and loved ones? Do you find yourself making excuses for the things you say you’ll do but just “haven’t gotten around to yet?” On this episode, Leona and…
Breaking the Cycle of Self-Condemnation
May 16 • 27 min
Our beliefs inform our self-concept. Spending time and energy berating ourselves for failing to live up to unreasonable self-expectations causes us to have a distorted concept of who we really are and what we can accomplish in life. When we learn to…
Responding to Hate with Love
May 7 • 26 min
Hate speech on social media has reached an all-time high. How do we resist the temptation to lash out in frustration toward those who disrespect our points of view? How do we begin to heal the social pandemic on social media? In this episode, we will…
If You Want to Enough
Apr 30 • 25 min
What is the secret to manifesting our goals? Is it just a matter of finding the right goal-setting techniques? Or do we need to look deeper into our own consciousness for answers?This episode provides insights on how to recognize the difference between…
With Malice Toward None
Apr 16 • 28 min
How do we practice forgiveness? Is forgiving the same as forgetting? Is it a response to an apology? Is it a gesture designed to maintain peace at any price? There is much misinformation being circulated about what it takes to fully and freely release…
The Hero in You
Apr 16 • 26 min
Our spiritual journey is often one of triumph over adversity and involves accepting obstacles as part of the process, not separate from it. Too often we interpret difficulties or detours as a sign that we shouldn’t pursue our goals. However, as we…
Coping with COVID-19: Keys to Self-Care
Apr 16 • 32 min
Living in the midst of a global pandemic challenges each of us to find and access greater levels of our inner strength and spiritual power. This episode offers practical tools and insights to help cope with anxiety, reduce the negative impact of social…