The IPS Podcast | Educational Platform on Life

The IPS Project | Jellis Vaes

A warm welcome to The IPS Podcast, the podcast of The IPS Project, the educational platform on life.

In this podcast hosted by Jellis Vaes, the founder of The IPS Project, you can expand your knowledge about life topics that we learn little to nothing about growing up—topics such as mental health, relationships, the workings of the mind, etc.

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Note: For those who are interested, this interview was also videotaped. You can watch the full interview on the Youtube channel of The IPS Project here: https://youtu.be/dzEZToK5NDE 3 years ago, Kristina Paltén appeared on the show in episode 013, where she got interviewed about her two world records, becoming the first woman to run 1144 miles alone through Iran, and on the topics of goal setting, facing your fears, and confidence (You can find the interview here: https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/06/kristina-palten-the-negative-influence-of-media/) This time, Kristina is being interviewed here on The IPS Podcast on the topics of living a happy and meaningful life.  Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2021/10/meaningful-life-with-kristina-palten __________________________ Master Confidence & Goal Setting from a World Record Holder Like to learn more from Kristina? Kristina also has an online course on The IPS Academy. More than 6.000 students have enrolled and countless positive reviews have been written about it. If you want in-depth information about confidence and goal setting from a 2X World Record Holder, then click on the link below to read the full course description, watch some of the preview episodes, and the reviews from other students. If you decide the course is not for you after enrolling, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee. The link to the course: https://www.udemy.com/course/master-confidence-goal-setting-from-a-world-record-holder/?referralCode=1DE496C2134D3709BCAD

Oct 15

2 hr 52 min

Hereby, we would like to introduce you to a brand-new kind of episode on The IPS Podcast: bonus episodes. In these bonus episodes you get the chance to spend some more quality time with some of our guests as they take over the podcast. In this first bonus episode, you get to spend some more time with Craig Stanland, a reinvention architect, TEDx speaker, author, and coach who appeared in the previous episode on the podcast which was Episode 028: Life After Prison – Craig Stanland: Losing Everything You Have and How to Start Over. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2021/07/bonus-episode-craig-stanland/ Connect with Craig Stanland: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/craig_stanland/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cstanland Blank Canvas: How I Reinvented My Life after Prison Blank Canvas is a meditation on our remarkable capacity to rebuild and reinvent our lives. Through powerful storytelling, Craig proves that our greatest adversities do not have to be the end. Sometimes, they can be our greatest beginning. To find out more and order your copy, check out the book on Amazon. _______ This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Blinkist is an award-winning book and podcast summarizing app for non-fiction topics such as entrepreneurship, parenting, philosophy, psychology, society and culture, and a lot more. Using the following link, InnerPictureStories.com/blinkist, you can try Blinkist free for 7 days and get unlimited access to key ideas from over 3000 bestselling nonfiction books. In addition to that, you will receive 20% off your first subscription if you choose to stay! If, after the 7-day trial, you feel that Blinkist is not for you—no stress; you can simply cancel your subscription and you won't ever be charged at all.

Jul 16

48 min 47 sec

“This story is a piece of me. It is not my proudest moment. But it is a piece of me. If I denied it, how can I ever be whole, how can I ever be enough if I deny a piece of what made me, me?” - Craig Stanland In 2012, Craig exploited the warranty policy of one of the world's largest tech companies for his own financial gain—a decision that would change the rest of his life… In this episode of The IPS Podcast, Craig Stanland talks about life after prison, losing everything you have and how to start over. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2021/06/craig-stanland-losing-everything-you/ Connect with Craig Stanland: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/craig_stanland/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/cstanland Blank Canvas: How I Reinvented My Life after Prison Blank Canvas is a meditation on our remarkable capacity to rebuild and reinvent our lives. Through powerful storytelling, Craig proves that our greatest adversities do not have to be the end. Sometimes, they can be our greatest beginning. To find out more and order your copy, check out the book on Amazon. _______ This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. Blinkist is an award-winning book and podcast summarizing app for non-fiction topics such as entrepreneurship, parenting, philosophy, psychology, society and culture, and a lot more. Using the following link, InnerPictureStories.com/blinkist, you can try Blinkist free for 7 days and get unlimited access to key ideas from over 3000 bestselling nonfiction books. In addition to that, you will receive 20% off your first subscription if you choose to stay! If, after the 7-day trial, you feel that Blinkist is not for you—no stress; you can simply cancel your subscription and you won't ever be charged at all.

Jun 6

1 hr 19 min

Signe M. Hegestand, a licensed psychologist, talks about how to start healing from emotional abuse and the signs and symptoms of emotional abuse. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2021/04/signe-hegestand-healing-from-emotional-abuse/ _______ For those who are interested, The IPS Project offers you more: a premium membership where you can enjoy over +100 blog articles converted to audio files, so you can listen to them on the go. You will also get access to all the online courses on The IPS Academy: high-quality courses taught by experts to improve the quality of your life. Other benefits of premium membership are exclusive premium content such as special Q&A’s with instructors at The IPS Academy and guests who have been on the podcast, where you actively take part by deciding what questions will be asked during the Q&A. You will also receive a 15% discount on any IPS T-Shirt, which are t-shirts that change the world, where you get to choose which good cause part of your money will go to. You will also get 15% off on any IPS Journey—mindful travel trips, workshops, and events. As you can see, there’s a whole list of premium content that awaits you for the price of 6.99 dollars a month. Finally, besides all this, you will be supporting The IPS Project and help us greatly to continue to bring out new podcast episodes like this and help us on our mission to keep bringing forward education on life. So, if you decide to become a premium member, you have our deepest and most sincere thank you. To get more information about our Premium Membership, go to InnerPictureStories.com/premium.

Apr 23

1 hr 19 min

Martin Inderbitzin, a neuroscientist and pancreatic cancer survivor talks about how to handle pain and suffering. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2021/04/how-to-handle-pain-and-suffering/ _______ For those who are interested, The IPS Project offers you more: a premium membership where you can enjoy over +100 blog articles converted to audio files, so you can listen to them on the go. You will also get access to all the online courses on The IPS Academy: high-quality courses taught by experts to improve the quality of your life. Other benefits of premium membership are exclusive premium content such as special Q&A’s with instructors at The IPS Academy and guests who have been on the podcast, where you actively take part by deciding what questions will be asked during the Q&A. You will also receive a 15% discount on any IPS T-Shirt, which are t-shirts that change the world, where you get to choose which good cause part of your money will go to. You will also get 15% off on any IPS Journey—mindful travel trips, workshops, and events. As you can see, there’s a whole list of premium content that awaits you for the price of 6.99 dollars a month. Finally, besides all this, you will be supporting The IPS Project and help us greatly to continue to bring out new podcast episodes like this and help us on our mission to keep bringing forward education on life. So, if you decide to become a premium member, you have our deepest and most sincere thank you. To get more information about our Premium Membership, go to InnerPictureStories.com/premium.

Apr 14

1 hr 1 min

Laughter is not only incredibly healthy for the body and mind, but it can also bail you out of an unhappy state. Therefore, if there is one medicine, we could all take more of, it would be laughter. And, we do not need to worry about getting overdosed with it! Here you will find a list of highly-rated comedians with a link to one of their YouTube videos. Have fun laughing! Louis Ck https://youtu.be/iHnsajl-kB8 Jimmy Carr https://youtu.be/4pCGLT65uMU Ricky Gervais https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6omFJhKr6o Mosha Kasher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKh-HW91npI Steve Hofstetter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JavXqiSR5KQ Kevin Hart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M91LTgAWZ0k Kumail Nanjiani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz9Q-tzO6wY Brian Regan https://youtu.be/B7sgN1Hb2zY Aziz Ansari https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU9AlUIH2xQ Trevor Noah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OB72GZOS4c If you would like to watch the animated video on the Youtube channel of The IPS Project, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/OV2ByYI_C04 ________________________________ 📚 The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy 📚

Feb 26

8 min 23 sec

The 5-Bullet-Point Episodes on The IPS Podcast consist of short clips that provide previews from the past 5 guests we had on the show. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2021/01/the-5-bullet-point-episode-eps-21-25/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go. The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.

Jan 9

34 min 28 sec

In this episode, we’ve invited survivor and advocate of children who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual assault, Rena Romano.  Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2020/12/rena-romano-healing-child-sexual-abuse/ ________________________________ 📚 The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy 📚

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Being a man is not easy. Sean Galla, founder of MensGroup.com, talks about masculinity, men’s health, and the struggles men face. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2020/10/sean-galla-being-a-man-is-not-easy/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go. The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer. For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Sep 2020

58 min 55 sec

Scott Pinyard, head coach of This Naked Mind, talks about alcohol use disorder, the effects of alcohol on the brain and body, how to help someone struggling with alcohol addiction, and how to be there for yourself if you are wrestling with alcohol. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2020/09/alcohol-addiction-with-scott-pinyard/ 📚 The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy📚

Aug 2020

1 hr 12 min

Sometimes we need to hear again why it is okay to be vulnerable, and why it is important to talk more openly about the scars we wear inside. In this episode you hear the audio from the animated video: Vulnerability and the Importance to Talk About the Scars You Wear Inside If you are curious about any other videos we have on life topics such as these, to better the quality of your life, check out the YouTube Channel of The IPS Project through the link below, or simply search for The IPS Project on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxVKTe2pT5QeG45HieKg9g _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go. The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer. For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Jun 2020

7 min 56 sec

Learn how to handle distressing times from an ex-SAS Commander, a pancreatic cancer survivor, a monk who lived for 37 years in a monastery, and other experts. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2020/05/ep-022-how-to-handle-distressing-times/ ________________________________ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

May 2020

33 min 31 sec

In this episode on The IPS Podcast, Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., leading expert on positive neuroplasticity, talks about how you can rewire your brain to be happy. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2020/04/rewire-your-brain-to-be-happy-rick-hanson/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go. The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer. For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Apr 2020

1 hr 11 min

Every 10 episodes on The IPS Podcast, you get to enjoy an IPS original short movie, combining inspirational words from past guests we have had on the podcast, along with some beautiful music and video footage. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2020/01/together-an-ips-original-short-movie/ ________________________________ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Jan 2020

6 min 2 sec

In this new Five Bullet Points Episode of The IPS Podcast, listen to snippets from Episodes 16-20 to find the right one for you. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2019/10/5-bullet-point-episode-eps-16-20/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.    Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Oct 2019

22 min 5 sec

Shan Boodram, the most sought-after sex educator on the internet, shares ways to improve your relationship, dating and sex life. Some of the Questions: How would you define how a good healthy relationship looks like? What are some fundamental traits to have a successful long-term relationship? In making the first move, what tips do you have for guys in approaching someone? What in general works and what does not work? Do you have any pieces of advice on how to start communicating your desires in the bedroom, and ask your partner or date what they like?  What You Will Learn from this Episode: Learn how to discover your love language and how you love and like to be loved Learn, both for men and women, the biggest mistakes, and the things that we don't do enough or don't seem to understand about sex and pleasuring a woman or man Discover why Shan thinks woman should approach more guys Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2019/08/ways-to-improve-your-relationship/ _______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Sep 2019

56 min 11 sec

What is psychological trauma? In this episode of The IPS Podcast, Dr. Guy Macpherson, Ph.D. an expert in trauma, provides a base understanding of psychological trauma. Some of the Questions:  How would you define and explain to someone what trauma is? From all your experiences of working with trauma, and all the health professionals you've interviewed, do you have any advice for listeners on how to find a good therapist, and what to pay attention to? What could be the long term "dangers" when someone does not heal their trauma or traumas? What You Will Learn from this Episode: How to be of support to someone who is suffering from a traumatic event. Why words are often not enough to heal psychological trauma The reason why stressful & traumatic events remain stuck in the mind and body Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2019/08/what-is-psychological-trauma/ _______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Aug 2019

51 min 32 sec

How to stop self-harm? In this episode of The IPS Podcast, we have invited Dr. Stephen P. Lewis, Ph.D. to provide a deeper understanding of NSSI. Some of the Questions:  What is non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)? For any parent, teacher, friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, family member, etc. who knows someone in their life who causes self-harm, what are some of the best pieces of advice you could give them so they could provide helpful support to that person in need? Over the years, how have you learned to live with these scars? What You Will Learn from this Episode: The main reason why most people cause self-harm Advice and tips from a professional and person with experience on how to start the healing journey from self-harm How shame often comes hand-in-hand with the scars of self-injury Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2019/06/how-to-stop-self-harm/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.    Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Jun 2019

52 min 53 sec

In this interview of The IPS Podcast, Richard Hungerford, former SAS Patrol Commander, talks about fear, mindset, nature, and what it means to be a warrior. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2019/04/within-the-mind-of-a-warrior/ _______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Apr 2019

1 hr 17 min

"Everyone has something to teach you." - Kalina Silverman In this episode of The IPS Podcast, we invited the founder of Big Talk, Kalina Silverman, to chat about how to have better conversations and skip the small talk. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2019/04/how-to-have-better-conversations/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.    Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Apr 2019

40 min 27 sec

Five episodes have come and gone once again, bringing us to a new Five Bullet Points Episode. It's been a wide range of exciting topics and subjects that we covered in Episodes 11-15. All from astonishing people who shared their knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration that can impact, change, and bring a greater understanding of us and the world. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/11/eps-11-15/ _______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Nov 2018

20 min 16 sec

Welcome, here’s the very first IPS Positive News Stories. We at The IPS Project are delighted to introduce this new type of episode on our podcast, and we are excited to have you here looking for positive news rather than the negative news we so often already see on the mainstream news. Each episode of The IPS Positive News Stories focuses on a different topic of positive change happening in the world: from the environment, to mental health, animals, and, as you can see here, true hero stories. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/09/true-hero-stories/ _______ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.    Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world. Furthermore, each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast.

Sep 2018

17 min 19 sec

Your thoughts create your life. Being aware of how much your thoughts determine your life quality is of fundamental importance—more so than many may realize. While this podcast episode delves more deeply into precisely how negative thoughts create much of all our sufferings, in the show notes, you will find various happiness exercises to practice the skill of happiness. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/07/happiness-exercises/ ________ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Jul 2018

20 min

“To develop as a person, you have to go out of what is comfortable and experience new areas.” - Kristina Paltén Kristina Paltén – Swedish ultra-runner, two-time world-record holder, adventurer, and in all, a beautiful soul – joins us today on The IPS Podcast to talk about courage, facing your fears, following your heart, and how the negative influence of media gives us an incorrect image of reality. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/06/kristina-palten-the-negative-influence-of-media/ _______ If you are interested to learn more from Kristina Paltén, she also teaches an in-depth course on The IPS Academy about confidence and goal setting. If you’d like to learn about how to make the impossible possible from a two-time world-record holder and the first woman to run alone for 1144 miles through Iran, check out her online course on The IPS Academy by going to InnerPictureStories.com/goal There, you can read the full course description, watch the intro video, read reviews from other people who took the course, and try out some of the preview lessons, to see if this might be a course for you. Once again, you can find it at InnerPictureStories.com/Goal.

Jun 2018

1 hr 5 min

“Life is going to be tough sometimes. But it's tough for everybody, and we are in it together. ” - Mark Hencik Suicide: it’s a topic that deserves more attention. Let us, therefore, give it the attention it deserves within this interview. Today, we have invited someone who has firsthand experience with suicide, Mark Henick, a mental health advocate, to The Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/04/coping-with-suicidal-thoughts/ ________ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Apr 2018

55 min 30 sec

“It’s amazing what the body can do. We just don’t realize that we’d forgotten that.” - Richard Ayling Rich Ayling is a life coach who, after battling an unstable lifestyle and being diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune disease – ulcerative colitis, started to shift his life around. In his own words, “perhaps the most powerful moment on my journey came with the discovery of the Wim Hof Method, where my ability to take control of my entire health and wellbeing was realized." Rich became one of the first international Wim Hof instructors, whereafter he founded Re-Align Coaching. This is where he holds events and offers services such as one-on-one coaching sessions, in-company training, public speaking workshops, and Wim Hof Method workshops.  Please enjoy this interview with Richard Ayling on how to become superhuman. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2018/02/become-superhuman-richard-ayling/ ________ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go. The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer. For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Feb 2018

1 hr 17 min

No matter what your beliefs are in life, and whatever you believe death will have in store for you, one way or another, we are all travelers in this world, on our way to whatever you define the afterlife to be. Heading towards home. This original short movie is the first of its kind and was created thanks to and out of the interviews with the wonderful guests we had on The IPS Podcast. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/10/the-travelers-we-are/ ________ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on The IPS Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Oct 2017

5 min 20 sec

The Inner Picture Stories Podcast hits another milestone of 10 episodes. That means nothing less than a new 5-Bullet Point episode! Each one of them serves one of two functions. Firstly, you can either listen to them at a moment when you are in need of a quick boost of wisdom, insights, lessons, or reminders from our past 5 guests that we had on the show. Secondly, they can be used as preview episodes for you to filter out and select which one of the past episodes suits the current situation you are in, in your life. Links for each episode can be found here in the descriptions, taking you straight to the full episodes.   Muni Natarajan: Ever wondered what life would be like in a monastery? Muni Natarajan, an ex-monk who lived for 37 years in a monastery sits down with Jellis Vaes in this episode to answer questions about the lessons, the experiences and the wisdom that he learned through those years of being a monk.   Julia Bainbridge: It has been mentioned by many psychologists that our next big public health issue could very well be loneliness. For many reasons, Inner Picture Stories found it vitally important to explore the topic of loneliness here on the podcast. And who better to do it with than the host of The Lonely Hour, a podcast that explores the feelings of loneliness and aloneness - Julia Bainbridge. For anyone struggling with loneliness, and seeking deeper answers, this episode is perfect for you.   Jellis Vaes: In this episode, Jellis Vaes shares his story of the journey he took from being at the low point of wanting to give up on life, into the changes and lessons he came to witness from traveling around the world for 3 years.   Dave & Deb: This inspiring and insightful episode with Dave & Deb, founders of the multi award-winning travel blog The Planet D, is one filled with wisdom and lessons about the deeper insights travel can bring into a person’s life.   Martin Inderbitzin: Brace yourself for a very compelling episode, with an example of what human bravery and strength looks like. Martin Inderbitzin, a neuroscientist, cancer survivor, triathlete, and founder of My Survival Story sits down with Jellis Vaes and talks about the lessons he came to learn out of the hardships from fighting a rare kind of pancreatic cancer.   Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/09/5-bullet-point-episode-eps-6-10/ ______ We at Inner Picture Stories are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Sep 2017

18 min 44 sec

"One day you are going to die, the question is just what you will do until then."  - Martin Inderbitzin Help Make a Difference. Consider a small donation to My Survival Story. While without a doubt experiencing death is scary, painful and lonely, there is a beauty and truth about life that can also be found by facing such suffering. In this episode, we touch upon these topics and the rollercoaster of emotions, events and changes Martin went through; why he decided to run a triathlon while still being treated for cancer, and how My Survival Story, a project to help inspire other people who are currently battling cancer, came to exist. This is an interview to be listened to, talked about, and shared. Please enjoy this episode with pancreatic cancer survivor Martin Inderbitzin. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at InnerPictureStories.com/2017/07/ep-010-pancreatic-cancer-survivor/  _______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Jul 2017

39 min 50 sec

"By pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone a little bit allows you to discover more about yourself and about your life." - Dave & Deb Life is an adventure. It's one of the many perspectives you can choose to see life through. In this episode of The Inner Picture Stories Podcast, Jellis Vaes talks with Dave and Deb, the founders of The Planet D.  A multi-award-winning travel and adventure blog, where they share stories, travel tips, tricks, advice, and inspiration to give you a taste of what this world can feel like.  There is a lot of wisdom to be taken from this fun and inspiring episode, so without any further ado, please enjoy Episode 009 with Dave and Deb. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/06/ep-009-award-winning-travel-bloggers-the-planet-d/ _________ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go. The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer. For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Jun 2017

1 hr 4 min

“Traveling healed me by simply reopening my view upon the world and myself. ” - Jellis Vaes In this episode of The IPS Podcast your host, Jellis Vaes will share with you all the story, how traveling changed and saved his life. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/05/ep-008-how-travel-can-change-your-life/. ______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

May 2017

11 min 28 sec

“Without loneliness, I would appreciate company less. The darkness makes those light parts feel brighter.” - Julia Bainbridge Let’s talk about loneliness… Yes, that's right. Loneliness is increasing, with more and more people experiencing it in some form or other in their lives today. We have seen in recent years some dramatic changes in technology, the way we work and in our communities, changes that have transformed our ultra-social species into a population of loners.  In this episode of The Inner Picture Stories podcast, Jellis Vaes sits down with Julia Bainbridge, host of the podcast The Lonely Hour, to talk about loneliness and The Lonely Hour which tackles and explores deeper issues surrounding and pertaining to loneliness and aloneness. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/04/ep-007-loneliness/. ______ We at Inner Picture Stories are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Apr 2017

50 min

“Life is your teacher no matter what. You can't have an experience that doesn't teach you something.” - Muni Natarajan Ready for another fascinating and wisdom-filled episode on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast? Sure you are! In this interview, we will chat with Muni Natarajan, an ex-monk who lived 37 years, yes 37 years, in a monastery. We discuss some really interesting topics in this interview including his journey to the monastery, the lessons he learned from his teachers and the wisdom he gained throughout all those years as a monk, and finally into becoming the person he is today. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/03/ep-006-muni-natarajan-monastery/. _____ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Mar 2017

1 hr 12 min

The Inner Picture Stories Podcast has just achieved its first milestone of 5 episodes!   Each time we hit another 5 episode milestone you can expect a 5-Bullet Point Episode serving as a preview episode with some important lessons, wisdom, and insights from the past 5 episodes, helping you to get an idea what they are all about.   Then you can easily find the right episode or episodes that contain the lessons and information that you are most interested in at that time.    You could also use The 5-Bullet Point Episodes when you need a little dose of goodness in tough moments, or simply whenever you want to gain some incredible lessons, insights, and wisdom about this life and the world in just a couple of minutes.   Links for each episode can be found here in the descriptions, taking you straight to the full episodes.   Jellis Vaes: The intro episode for this podcast where you get the change to learn more about the host and the founder of Inner Picture Stories - Jellis Vaes.   Nancy Kerkhofs: In this conversation, Jellis Vaes sits down with Nancy Kerkhofs and talks about the loss of her husband and how she dealt with it. A very honest and insightful episode. It’s a great one for people who have lost someone special in their lives.   Bruce Langford In this episode, Jellis Vaes talks with Bruce Langford a mindfulness coach helping people to live more in the moment. Perfect episode for anyone who is stuck too much inside their own head, instead of in their heart and in the moment.   Debra Moffitt: A conversation with award-winning author Debra Moffitt covering creativity, writing and life lessons. A beautiful episode that is a must for every creative person or anyone simply looking to learn some deeper truths about life.    Paul Gilmartin: This is a very profound interview with Paul Gilmartin - stand-up comedian, tv personality and host of the podcast The Mental Illness Happy Hour. We talk about depression, suicide, feelings, and emotions. For anyone out there facing any personal struggles, this is a great listen.   Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/02/the-5-bullet-point-episode-eps-1-5/ ______ We at Inner Picture Stories are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.    Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Feb 2017

15 min 15 sec

"All feelings are valid, there are just healthy and unhealthy ways of expressing it." - Paul Gilmartin We all have feelings and emotions running through us, yet more often than not we keep them out of sight, hiding them away from those around us, keeping them captive deep down inside of us. In this episode, Paul Gilmartin, TV personality, stand-up comedian and host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour - a podcast that centers around the struggles of mental illness and the battles we all have within our head - we dive into these subjects and the importance of opening up about them.  Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2017/02/ep-005-paul-gilmartin/. _______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Feb 2017

51 min 57 sec

In this episode, your host Jellis Vaes, will share some of the wisdom he has learned in his life, and that has made a huge difference to him. They are both easy and accessible for anyone to do - all that really matters is that you actually give them a try.  ________ We at The IPS Project are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.    Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Jan 2017

11 min 30 sec

"The reason most people are unhappy is because they are looking outside of themselves for something that’s within them." - Debra Moffitt Creativity runs through everyone, we are all creative beings in some way, shape or form. Whether you think you are creative or not, this episode on The Inner Picture Stories Podcast will be of use to everyone. We’ll explore, together with award-winning author Debra Moffitt, some deeper areas within creativity itself and Debra’s life as a writer, but we also touch upon some incredible life lessons that anyone and everyone can benefit from. I hope you enjoy this inspiring conversation with award-winning author, Debra Moffitt. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2016/12/ep-003-creativity-debra-moffitt/ __________ We at Inner Picture Stories are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Dec 2016

1 hr

"Be who you are because there is no one else on this earth or ever will be, who is exactly like you." - Bruce Langford As the philosopher, Lao Tzu said, "If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." We allow ourselves to dwell in the past and worry about the future more often throughout the day than most of us are even aware of. The mind is a busy place, and that voice that every single one of us has in our heads, causes confusion, unhappiness, depression, and anxiety - all because we are not aware of it, and are being controlled by it. Bruce Langford, a former teacher, and now a Life Coach and host of the Mindfulness Mode podcast, teaches people to take control of their own minds through mindfulness - living in the here and now. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2016/12/ep-002-the-mind-bruce-langford/ ________ We at Inner Picture Stories are delighted to present the IPS T-Shirts: t-shirts that change the world.  Not only does each t-shirt design tell a story and carry a message of light waiting to be spread in your life and to those around you, but, with each purchase, you also get to choose the cause you would like to support where part of your money will go.   The causes that these shirts support vary from the environment to animals, to those struggling with mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, and diseases such as cancer.   For further information about the IPS T-Shirts and about the good causes you can support, simply go to InnerPictureStories.com/shirt and take a look at these stunning t-shirts that can change the world.

Dec 2016

1 hr 14 min

“Acceptation is the most important thing in life.” - Nancy Kerkhofs Welcome to The IPS Podcast and to the first interview of the show! This was a true blast of an interview to start with. At the incredibly young age of 34 Nancy Kerkhofs lost her husband, which was, as you can imagine, an incredibly traumatic experience. One that sadly enough, life can throw at us from time to time. Together we dive into the journey she took while dealing with her loss and how she finally managed to move on and lead a happy, fulfilling life. This is an emotional conversation but one that is full of honest, true wisdom and lessons that anyone can learn from. Please enjoy this very first episode 001 with Nancy Kerkhofs. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at https://innerpicturestories.com/2016/11/ep-001-loss-of-your-life/ ______ The IPS Academy provides online courses from some of the best instructors out there on mental health, personal development, lifestyle, nutrition, mindfulness, improving your life quality, etc. Each course we offer has been made in collaboration with an instructor who has also been a guest here on the Inner Picture Stories Podcast. Have a look to see if there is a course to your liking, read the full course descriptions, and check out the thousands of positive reviews from students who have taken the course by going to InnerPictureStories.com/academy

Nov 2016

1 hr 25 min