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Jeffrey B. Besecker The Light Inside, Podcaster

Hi! I am Jeffrey Besecker. Using data-driven methodologies, we explore why we behave the way we do as human beings - think of it as investigative reporting for the soul.

We are all on the journey to discover the light inside, that beacon that guides us to live our truest, most authentic selves.

You can hear more from Jeffrey on his podcast The Light Inside where he aims to deliver actionable insights into our unconscious behaviors leading to richer, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

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The Transformative Power Of Gratitude In Challenging Times &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
The Transformative Power of Gratitude in Challenging Times

This episode of The Light Inside reflects on the power of gratitude in the face of challenges, such as surviving a devastating tornado. The host, Jeffrey Besecker, expresses deep appreciation for the …

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This episode of The Light Inside reflects on the power of gratitude in the face of challenges, such as surviving a devastating tornado. The host, Jeffrey Besecker, expresses deep appreciation for the safety of their community and the support received during the aftermath. The Light Inside revisits a conversation with author Steven Crane about how gratitude helps us move beyond cynicism. Despite challenges like severe weather and prolonged power outages, the podcast will return with a new episode next week, thanking listeners for their ongoing support and encouraging them to embrace gratitude …

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Embracing Imperfection- A Holistic Approach To Overcoming Perfectionism &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Embracing Imperfection- A Holistic Approach to Overcoming Perfectionism

Explore the origin of the word "OK" and embrace imperfection in this episode of The Light Inside. Join holistic coach Cristina Bonnet as she delves into the factors behind chronic perfectionism and of…

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Explore the origin of the word "OK" and embrace imperfection in this episode of The Light Inside. Join holistic coach Cristina Bonnet as she delves into the factors behind chronic perfectionism and offers insights on embracing a more free-flowing and healthy perspective of excellence. In this enlightening episode of The Light Inside we had the pleasure of diving deep into the concepts of perfectionism and healthy excellence with holistic coach Cristina Bonnet. Our discussion explored the nuanced differences between compulsive perfectionism and the pursuit of masterful excellence, providing li…

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Building Confidence And Balance: Innovative Martial Arts Techniques For Neurodivergent Children &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Building Confidence and Balance: Innovative Martial Arts Techniques for Neurodivergent Children

In today’s enlightening episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Josh George, a sixth-degree black belt martial arts instructor who has dedicated over 30 years to teaching martial arts. Josh ha…

In today’s enlight…

In today’s enlightening episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Josh George, a sixth-degree black belt martial arts instructor who has dedicated over 30 years to teaching martial arts. Josh has innovatively applied his expertise to assist neurodivergent individuals, particularly children, by developing a martial arts curriculum that focuses on enhancing proprioceptive and vestibular pathways. Josh shared his journey of how he began working with neurodivergent individuals about 20 years ago, initially feeling out of his depth but gradually gaining insight into the unique needs of these…

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Building A Solid Sleep Routine For Health And Longevity: Abc’s Of Healthy Sleep Pt. 2 &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Building a Solid Sleep Routine for Health and Longevity: ABC’s of Healthy Sleep Pt. 2

In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker delves into the crucial topic of sleep and its impact on our health with neuroscientist and sleep research expert Chelsie Rohrscheib.  They…

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In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker delves into the crucial topic of sleep and its impact on our health with neuroscientist and sleep research expert Chelsie Rohrscheib.  They explore the staggering statistics of sleep disorders globally and the significant long-term effects of sleep deprivation on overall well-being and longevity.  Chelsie highlights the importance of building a solid sleep routine focusing on consistency, regularity, quality, and quantity to promote optimal health. Tune in to discover valuable insights on overcoming sleep Procrastination and priori…

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A Good Night’s Rest: The Abc’s Of Healthy Sleep &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
A Good Night’s Rest: The ABC’s of Healthy Sleep

Explore the importance of sleep and its impact on our physical and mental health in this episode of The Light Inside.  Join neuroscientist and sleep expert Chelsea Rohrscheib as she delves into the …

Explore the importan…

Explore the importance of sleep and its impact on our physical and mental health in this episode of The Light Inside.  Join neuroscientist and sleep expert Chelsea Rohrscheib as she delves into the ABCs of a solid sleep routine.  Discover how healthy sleep habits can help us wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day.  Tune in to learn more about the crucial role of sleep in our overall well-being and how to cultivate habits that promote mental clarity amidst the distractions of modern life. Key Points: The Importance of Sleep Hygiene Circadian Rhythms and Their Role in…

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Synesthesia And Self-Perception: A Colorful Insight &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Synesthesia and Self-Perception: A Colorful Insight

n this thought-provoking episode of The Light Inside, we dive deep into the fascinating world of human psychology, ego processes, and synesthesia with our guest, Heather Eck. We begin by drawing paral…

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n this thought-provoking episode of The Light Inside, we dive deep into the fascinating world of human psychology, ego processes, and synesthesia with our guest, Heather Eck. We begin by drawing parallels between the traits of ravens and the human psyche, discussing how these birds reflect our own intelligence, wisdom, and duality. As we navigate the complexities of the ego, we consider how it can be both a hindrance and a source of insight, depending on our perspective.  Our conversation then shifts to the mystical and cultural significance of ravens, touching on their roles as messengers,…

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Friday Shorts No. 1 - Reflecting On Self And Others: Overcoming Inner Narratives And Misjudgments &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Friday Shorts No. 1 – Reflecting on Self and Others: Overcoming Inner Narratives and Misjudgments

Exploring the intricacies of human perception and judgment, this episode of The Light Inside unravels how we often form opinions about others based on limited information and personal biases. Throug…

Exploring the intric…

Exploring the intricacies of human perception and judgment, this episode of The Light Inside unravels how we often form opinions about others based on limited information and personal biases. Through introspective narration, the host challenges listeners to look beyond surface impressions and preconceived notions, emphasizing the complexity and uniqueness of each individual. Tune in to unravel the layers of conscious reflection and societal conditioning that influence our understanding of others and ourselves. 00:00:00 - Introduction to Conscious Reflection00:00:11 - Encountering Others00…

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Reframing Emotional Triggers: A Journey To Healing And Empowerment &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Reframing Emotional Triggers: A Journey to Healing and Empowerment

Explore the impact of psychological triggers on our perceptions with trauma recovery coach Joe Ryan in this episode of The Light Inside. Learn how to reframe emotional triggers in a more empowering …

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Explore the impact of psychological triggers on our perceptions with trauma recovery coach Joe Ryan in this episode of The Light Inside. Learn how to reframe emotional triggers in a more empowering way to navigate life's challenges. In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker revisits a conversation with trauma recovery coach Joe Ryan about the role of psychological triggers in shaping our perceptions. They discuss reframing emotional triggers in a more empowering way. This episode delves into how our reactions and resistance can influence our stories and perceptions. Whil…

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The Future Of Well-Being: Ai Chatbots And Accessible Mental Health Care &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
The Future of Well-Being: AI Chatbots and Accessible Mental Health Care

Tune in to The Light Inside to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on mental health with Karen Stevens, co-founder of the AI chatbot app EarKick. Discover how EarKick is revolutionizing men…

Tune in to The Light…

Tune in to The Light Inside to explore the impact of artificial intelligence on mental health with Karen Stevens, co-founder of the AI chatbot app EarKick. Discover how EarKick is revolutionizing mental health support by offering compassionate guidance and wisdom in a user-friendly way. Join us as we delve into the future of well-being and the potential of technology to transform the way we approach mental health challenges. Timestamps: 00:00:02 - Introduction to Mental Health Stigma00:01:06 - Introducing EarKick AI Chatbot00:01:32 - Mint Mobile Sponsorship00:03:08 - Addressing Mental Healt…

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From Comfort Food To Comfort Emotions: A Culinary Approach To Feelings &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
From Comfort Food to Comfort Emotions: A Culinary Approach to Feelings

Explore the intriguing relationship between emotions, perceptions, and memories on The Light Inside.  Our guest, Kim Cordy, author of "Yucky, Yummy, Savory, Sweet: Understanding the Flavors of Emotio…

Explore the intrigui…

Explore the intriguing relationship between emotions, perceptions, and memories on The Light Inside.  Our guest, Kim Cordy, author of "Yucky, Yummy, Savory, Sweet: Understanding the Flavors of Emotions," joined us to discuss her innovative approach to emotional awareness through the lens of food and cooking. Kim shared insights on how we're not born with preset emotional responses, but rather have the ability to shape our emotions.  She introduced the concept of emotional recipes, which allows us to fine-tune our emotional predictions based on our perceptions. We discussed the importance of…

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Unveiling The Subconscious: How Past Lives Shape Our Current Reality &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Unveiling the Subconscious: How Past Lives Shape Our Current Reality

Explore the hidden layers of existence in this episode of The Light Inside with host Jeffrey Besecker. We unravel the impact of past lives and parallel experiences on our present reality, challenging …

Explore the hidden l…

Explore the hidden layers of existence in this episode of The Light Inside with host Jeffrey Besecker. We unravel the impact of past lives and parallel experiences on our present reality, challenging the notion of life as linear.  Join guest Alara Sage, a shaman, as she uncovers the subconscious belief structures inherited from our past lives and family dynamics. Discover the multi-dimensionality of life and how these insights shape our growth and transformation. Embracing the Simultaneity of All Perspectives In the podcast episode, the conversation delves into the concept of embracing the…

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The Sacred Duty Of Kahu: Nurturing Humanity &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
The Sacred Duty of Kahu: Nurturing Humanity

In this episode of The Light Inside, we extol the profound significance of the word 'kahu' within Hawaiian culture and its relevance to our modern lives. Kahu, a term that transcends its literal mean…

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In this episode of The Light Inside, we extol the profound significance of the word 'kahu' within Hawaiian culture and its relevance to our modern lives. Kahu, a term that transcends its literal meaning, represents the roles of guardian, caretaker, and honored attendant, embodying a sacred duty to honor and nurture all that exists. As your host, Jeffrey Besecker, I invite you to consider the concept of being a Kahu in your own life. Imagine being entrusted with the care of something cherished, guiding and supporting others through life's challenges, and recognizing our interconnectedness with…

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Forging A New Narrative: Healing From Unprocessed Trauma And Sexual Abuse &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Forging a New Narrative: Healing from Unprocessed Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Unprocessed Trauma. In the aftermath of the unspeakable, our stories unfold—marked by the haunting echoes of anguish and distress.  In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explo…

Unprocessed Trauma. …

Unprocessed Trauma. In the aftermath of the unspeakable, our stories unfold—marked by the haunting echoes of anguish and distress.  In this episode of The Light Inside, host Jeffrey Besecker explores the profound impact of unprocessed trauma, specifically focusing on the pain and torment of sexual abuse.  He speaks with author and inspirational speaker Cindy Benezra, who shares her journey of Resilience and redemption in navigating the healing process.  Through the lens of cognitive reappraisal and reframing, they discuss how to reclaim ownership of one's narrative and find solace amid…

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The Illusion Of Reality: How Art Shapes Our View Of The World &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
The Illusion of Reality: How Art Shapes Our View of the World

In this episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complex nature of color perception and what it teaches us about our understanding of the world. Joining us is Master Atelier Artist, Mandy Theis, …

In this episode of T…

In this episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complex nature of color perception and what it teaches us about our understanding of the world. Joining us is Master Atelier Artist, Mandy Theis, as we discuss how our perceptual filters shape our understanding of the world around us, highlighting the role of selective attention, cognitive biases, cultural influences, and memory limitations. Mandy also introduces the Atelier art training techniques and cognitive perspectives as tools for gaining insight into our perspective forming dynamics.  Tune in to gain valuable insights into shapi…

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Embracing Uncertainty: Overcoming The Subconscious Fear Of New Experiences &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Embracing Uncertainty: Overcoming the Subconscious Fear of New Experiences

In this thought-provoking episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complexities of neophobia—an unhealthy fear of the unknown—and how it can paralyze us from embracing new experiences and oppor…

In this thought-prov…

In this thought-provoking episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complexities of neophobia—an unhealthy fear of the unknown—and how it can paralyze us from embracing new experiences and opportunities for growth.  Change-leading catalyst Jamie Meyer joins the conversation to unravel the psychological mechanisms that underpin this irrational fear and how it can hinder our ability to form new routines and perspectives. Throughout our conversation, we examined the processes necessary to embrace new possibilities and open our minds to the richness of our diverse experiences.  Jamie, a…

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From Inner Voice To Inner Peace: The Power Of Psychological Distance In Emotional Regulation &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
From Inner Voice to Inner Peace: The Power of Psychological Distance in Emotional Regulation

In this enlightening episode of The Light Inside, we unravel the concept of emotional uncoupling and the importance of establishing a healthy psychological distance to better understand and process ou…

In this enlightening…

In this enlightening episode of The Light Inside, we unravel the concept of emotional uncoupling and the importance of establishing a healthy psychological distance to better understand and process our emotions. Our guest, Veronica Rottman, founder of Waking Womb, shared her expertise on somatic-based healing and the role of the nervous system in emotional regulation. We began by discussing the challenges we face when our emotions become entangled with our experiences, leading to a web of complex reactions. Veronica explained the textbook definition of dissociation and its role in emotional r…

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Exploring Anhedonia: The Search For Joy And Connection &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Exploring Anhedonia: The Search for Joy and Connection

In this podcast episode, host Jeffrey Biesecker reflects on the year 2023 and the deep exploration of the human experience that has taken place. The episode acknowledges that while the holiday seaso…

In this podcast epis…

In this podcast episode, host Jeffrey Biesecker reflects on the year 2023 and the deep exploration of the human experience that has taken place. The episode acknowledges that while the holiday season can be joyful for many, it can also be a time of challenge and loneliness. The top downloaded episode of the year is revisited, delving into the topic of anhedonia, a condition that robs individuals of joy and leaves them feeling empty. The episode concludes with warm wishes for the holiday season and a reminder to reach out to those who may be in need of support. In moments of our deepest desp…

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Suggestibility: How Subconscious Scripts Control The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Life &Raquo; 3140289 1670448393001 Bc3Dcc952F94C Scaled
Suggestibility: How Subconscious Scripts Control The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Life

In the podcast episode titled "The Light Inside," host Jeffrey Biesecker explores the concept of subconscious scripts and their profound impact on our perspectives and narratives. He invites guest Gar…

In the podcast episo…

In the podcast episode titled "The Light Inside," host Jeffrey Biesecker explores the concept of subconscious scripts and their profound impact on our perspectives and narratives. He invites guest Gareth Gwynne, who specializes in self-realization techniques and societal reconciliation, to delve into the intricacies of these scripts and how they shape our stories. Certain truths are not always self-evident, with our stories and narratives impacting us in profound ways beyond our common understanding.  Diving into the narratives embedded in our subconscious scripts reveals a profound impact …

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