The Soul's Work Podcast

Janice Ho

The Soul's Work Podcast is the show about uncovering our authentic selves through doing both light work and shadow work. Host Janice Ho shares her life experiences and resources on topics such as healing from trauma and addiction, connecting with our intuition, improving our relationships, and more. Janice is a Korean-Canadian from Toronto, Canada. This podcast is not meant to give professional advice, but to share personal experiences and help others feel less alone in their own journeys.

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In this episode, Janice shares her personal experiences navigating  boundaries – the good, the confusing, and the uncomfortable. First, she defines what boundaries are (with some real-life examples) and why they’re so important. Then, she shares three big lessons from her not-always-easy journey of navigating boundaries – including tips for identifying our boundaries; learning how to sit in the discomfort of setting boundaries; and working on the deeper, underlying obstacles (e.g., repressed anger and a low sense of self-worth) to practicing boundaries. CONTENT WARNING: Some mention of childhood trauma. Please see the show notes for where a more detailed description of how trauma can develop in early childhood is shared.Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @janicehoimagesEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:Set Boundaries, Find Peace (Nedra Glover Tawwab)  @nedratawwab (Instagram) The Boundaries Program (Silvy Khoucasian & Bryan Reeves) "Sitting with Hard Feelings" (S2, EP2 | The Soul's Work Podcast) "What Are Your Core Values?" (S1, EP5 | The Soul's Work Podcast)  Prentis Hemphill @silvykhoucasian (Instagram) “Letting Anger Come Out of the Corner” (The Souls’s Work Blog)  Healing Developmental Trauma (Laurence Heller & Aline LaPierre)Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy (Susan McConnell)Get the show notes at: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/s2-ep14-navigating-boundaries-the-good-the-confusing-and-the-uncomfortable/

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Nov 18

50 min 19 sec

In this episode, Janice and her guest Chris Lam, therapist at Ride the Waves Counselling Service, talk about how therapy can help clients heal in both the therapeutic and their other relationships. They also discuss some common reasons people go to therapy, how therapy can benefit clients, and the luck and work involved matching with the “right” therapist.Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comConnect with Chris Lam:Website: www.ridethewavescs.com Email: clam@ridethewavescs.comPhone: (647) 456-7751Show notes:00:01:34: How you can support the pod (rate + review!) and connect with me00:02:24: Who is Chris Lam?00:05:00: Chris’ analogy of “riding the waves” with how we navigate both “positive and negative” emotions00:10:20: Chris’ path to becoming a therapist 00:17:45: How developing a relationship vs “fixing” his clients helped Chris connect with youth in therapy00:20:02: Chris’ experience working with adults in therapy + common reasons why people do therapy00:23:17: What are some benefits of counselling?00:26:18: How talking to a therapist can be different from sharing your “problems” with friends or family00:32:26: How gaining knowledge of trauma psychoeducation can help with shame + our healing process00:33:35: Differences and similarities working with youth vs adults in therapy00:37:14: Chris’ experience working with “hard-to-serve” youth in the justice system00:39:49: Some ways Chris has worked toward being a more trauma-informed therapist and doing “the least harm” with clients00:44:21: How Chris navigates therapy conversations about healing childhood trauma and issues with parents00:49:55: How youth can/usually access therapy + legislation on youth and therapy (at least in Toronto)00:53:00: What can be involved in finding the right match with a therapist00:56:52: Some red flags that Janice would consider for herself in finding the right therapist00:58:53: Doing virtual therapy: yay or nay?01:02:32: How you can connect with Chris

Oct 27

1 hr 3 min

In this episode, Janice discusses the mantra we've all heard of before – that "Life is short" – and how it might make us feel like we should be doing things better, bigger, and more of. Janice shares how she's taken an authentic, oftentimes brave approach to life that has involved big moves, but that sometimes going slow and feeling "cautious" about the things we desire doesn't necessarily mean we aren't living life to the fullest.Janice gives examples ranging from travel dreams to new relationships for how there can be more complexity to our life decisions than simply following a sometimes inspirational but one-size-fits-all quote.Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:"Ep. 160 Life Is Short, So Forgive Often Right? Wrong." (Thais Sky, RECLAIM Podcast)Shownotes:00:00: Quick life updates + doing the shadow work02:15: The “life is short” approach (and what it means)03:27: Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts!04:53: How I live life like it’s both short and long AF07:02: Two recent events that made me pause and reflect on why the “life is short” mantra isn’t enough08:34: My big upcoming travel plans to Italy09:22: Why long-term solo traveling has been a life-long dream of mine11:51: Why I experienced a post-decision hangover after booking my flight13:57: What does it actually mean to execute this abstract idea of “life is short”? When lack of privilege or challenging periods in life keeps us from thriving.17:38: When we’re wrestling between two conflicting feelings that both come from an authentic place. (Some context: My days of financial struggle and spending money I didn’t have.)20:49: How the way I approach my finances now has been part of my trauma-healing24:15: Another great take – Thais Sky’s RECLAIM Podcast episode: “Ep. 160 Life Is Short, So Forgive Often Right? Wrong”25:55: A dating example: my authentic self when experiencing an emotional attachment to someone26:58: How my desire to express and be in connection can sometimes come from an unconscious trauma response30:42: How being “cautious” doesn’t necessarily equate to not living life fully31:14: An eye-opening conversation with my therapist around not feeling ready for a committed relationship33:30: When ongoing old patterns and fears keep us stuck from living our life fully36:10: How working through the root causes of those patterns can help us to more naturally choose the authentic decision  38:50: Some of my biggest “self-development” lessons: holding complexity and nuance + tapping into my intuition as a guide39:50: Living life like it’s short: doing + being (being present)42:42: How to connect with me

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Oct 10

43 min 54 sec

In this episode, Janice and her dear friend Lucy Duong chat about the trauma-healing journey Lucy took after her sister completed suicide. Lucy shares about how hypnosis helped to get rid of her triggers – and how she was so inspired that she learned how to do hypnosis (as well as neuro-linguistic programming, NLP) herself!Janice and Lucy discuss why it's so important to be more aware and intentional about what's actually driving us (subconsciously) to live life in the ways we do. This convo is full of golden-nugget insights, hope, and laughs. Enjoy! Content Warning: The topic of suicide is discussed in this episode. Please take care while you listen.Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:Lucy's Facebook Group: 'Organic Love' in Memory of Vivian Duong

Sep 15

26 min 48 sec

In this episode, Janice opens up about her experiences online dating during the pandemic and shares about a recent, shitty sexual experience she had that left her feeling disgusted, ashamed, and devalued. Janice discuss how she worked through those difficult feelings (using Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy) and the lessons she's learned since then about how she wants to authentically show up for herself in sexual relationships moving forward.Note: The term “heteronormative” was used when at least sometimes “heterosexual” was meant – hopefully you get the gist!Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:My blog post about Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy: Letting Anger Come Out of the CornerDateable PodcastGirls Gotta Eat PodcastEsther PerelAlso check out:Shan Boodram"SILENT SEX QUEEN: Why aren’t we talking about sex more?" (We Can Do Hard Things Podcast with Glennon Doyle)“Sexy Qs, Farewell to Faking It & Vouching for Vibrators” (We Can Do Hard Things Podcast with Glennon Doyle)Get the show notes at: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/s2-ep10-navigating-online-dating-and-sex-after-lockdown/

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Aug 8

1 hr 19 min

In this episode, Janice shares about her experiences doing therapy: 1) What compelled her to do therapy in the first place; 2) what it’s been like to work with the different therapists she's had, including the differences doing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) versus trauma therapy with a mind-body approach; 3) what about certain therapists turned her off or made for a not-good fit; and 4) what has been helpful in therapy and even really critical in her healing journey. Throughout the episode, Janice shares some thoughts on both the stigma and privilege around doing therapy, and acknowledges how uncomfortable it can be to start talking to a therapist! She also shares some general things to consider when exploring therapy, including her thoughts on different types of talk therapy, a therapist’s effectiveness being impacted by their own personal therapy work, and building trust with a new therapist.This episode is part 4 of an ongoing series on healing trauma.*Please note that Janice is not a trauma expert or therapist, and that this series shares about her one personal experience of learning about and healing trauma.Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:@traumawarecare (Instagram) Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy (Susan McConnell)The Body Keeps the Score (Bessel van der Kolk)Ep. 150 Talk Therapy: How To Get The Help You Need Part 1 {lay of the land} (RECLAIM Podcast)Ep. 151 Talk Therapy: How To Get The Help You Need Part 2 {history + types of therapy} (RECLAIM Podcast)Ep. 152 Talk Therapy: How To Get The Help You Need Part 3 {dsm + diagnosis} (RECLAIM Podcast)Ep. 153 Talk Therapy: How To Get The Help You Need Part 4 {how to start therapy} (RECLAIM Podcast)Ep. 154 Talk Therapy: How To Get The Help You Need Part 5 {becoming a therapist} (RECLAIM Podcast) **This one is more for those who are thinking of becoming a therapist, but just wanted to include all the parts of this series!

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Jun 6

1 hr 7 min

In this episode, Janice explores that oh-so-common experience of getting triggered in the present due to past experiences of trauma (trauma basic #5), and how the activation of our fight-flight-freeze response in these situations can make it super challenging to stay calm and objective (trauma basic #6).  She also discusses that we may have explicit memories of past traumas, but also implicit ones that we aren’t aware of consciously (trauma basic #7). And she shares why it can be useful to learn how to discern between experiences where there is an actual threat to our safety, experiences where there is a valid concern but an additional layer of past wounding, and experiences where safety is there but we are unable to feel safe (trauma basic #8).This episode is part 3 of an ongoing series on healing trauma.*Please note that Janice is not a trauma expert or therapist, and that this series shares about her one personal experience of learning about and healing traumaRate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving (Pete Walker)Healing Developmental Trauma (Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre) (the NARM model)MINDBODY SEMINAR: Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy and Embodied Communication (Dr. Aline LaPierre)Tribal Theory – Nurturing One's Nature online event (Certified Listener's Society) (Barbara Allyn)Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy: Awareness, Breath, Resonance, Movement, and Touch in Practice (Susan McConnell)@traumaawarecare on InstagramIrene Lyon

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May 4

42 min 24 sec

In this episode, Janice breaks down 4 (unofficial) “trauma basics” in sharing more about how trauma develops and is experienced: 1) some of the different types of trauma (shock, developmental, and complex trauma) and examples of potentially traumatic events; 2) trauma is not about the event, but a person’s subjective experience of the event; 3) some factors that influence how vulnerable or resilient an individual might be to a potentially traumatic event; 4) trauma is something that is experienced in a person’s nervous system (and how our fight-flight-freeze response and more primitive parts of our brains are involved in the development of trauma).She also offers some perspectives for how folks might approach learning about trauma and doing the healing work that involve self-compassion, holding multiple truths at the same time, and a holistic approach to our healing practices.This episode is part 2 of an ongoing series on healing trauma.*Please note that Janice is not a trauma expert or therapist, and that this series shares about her one personal experience of learning about and healing traumaRate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:Waking the Tiger (Peter Levine)Healing Developmental Trauma (Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre) (the NARM model)Episode 007: Dr. Laurence Heller in Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté on Complex Trauma and the Future of Trauma-Informed Care (Transforming Trauma Podcast)The Healing Trauma 3-Part Video Training (Irene Lyon) The Complex PTSD Workbook (Dr. Arielle Schwartz)How Your Brain Works & Changes | Episode 1 (Huberman Lab Podcast) 

Mar 10

46 min 50 sec

In this episode, Janice defines what trauma is and talks about healing from it: she explains why taking that trauma-healing journey has been so important in changing her life, common objections people have to exploring trauma, and the story (i.e., “the big problem”) that compelled her to go down this path and face her shadows. Janice also shares a big lesson she learned about how to approach trauma-healing, and what happened when she did the opposite. This episode is part 1 of an ongoing series on healing trauma.*Please note that Janice is not a trauma expert or therapist, and that this series shares about her one personal experience of learning about and healing traumaRate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:Dr. Gabor MateTrauma definitions by Alex Howard and Asha Clinton were from last year’s Trauma Mind & Body Super Conference@traumaawarecare (my therapist's Instagram channel) 

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Feb 15

27 min 42 sec

In this episode, Janice takes a step back from talking about the self-work she's been engaging in to reflect on how she wants to approach doing self-work as a whole in the first place. This is coming after months of what has felt like non-stop self-work (the self-work is always a choice, but the challenging events that precipitate it are not always in one's control) and finding it hard to access moments of joy. If you’ve also been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or in shutdown while wanting to navigate the self-work, this episode might resonate with you!(You might also refer to self-work as inner work, soul work, self-development work, spiritual work, light/shadow work, etc.)Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersConnect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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Jul 2020

17 min 20 sec

In this episode, Janice shares a bit about her background in understanding the racism that exists both in Toronto/Canada and the self-development/wellness space. She also shares about my own shame, fears, and uncertainties with doing what’s really required of us to dismantle our culture of white supremacy, and discusses what has helped her so far in continuing this work despite all of the uncomfortable feelings.Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comBlack educators, activists, authors, and creators mentioned in this episode:Layla Saad (Instagram)Leesa Renee Hall (Instagram)Leesa Renee Hall’s PatreonDesiree Adaway (Instagram)Sydnei from @hermodernlife (Instagram)Nasimiyu Murumba (Instagram)I am NOT an anti-racism educator. The purpose of me sharing about this topic on my podcast is to encourage other non-Black folks to do the work despite the challenging feelings we might be experiencing. Please learn about doing the anti-racism/anti-bias work first and foremost from Black educators.As mentioned in the episode, remember that if you are going to follow Black folks online to learn about how you can do the anti-racism work, also learn how they would like people to respect and engage in their space.

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Jun 2020

30 min 41 sec

In this episode, Janice explains how a person’s brain becomes addicted to alcohol (or other addictive drugs), and how there’s actually a rational explanation for the seemingly irrational behaviour of people who become dependent on drugs. She also gives an update on her current journey exploring her relationship with alcohol, and the pros and cons of going AF (alcohol free) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded: May 13, 2020Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:This Naked Mind Podcast (Annie Grace)Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction (Judith Grisel)"Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction" (02/25/19) (Recorded talk by Judith Grisel, Ph.D.)Reflection questions:What has been your understanding of drug addiction? Where do you think these ideas come from? How did they get introduced to you?If you have been dependent on alcohol or other addictive drugs, does understanding more about the addicted brain shed light on some of the often seemingly irrational behaviours you’ve expressed?Lots of love and self-love xJanice

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May 2020

29 min 6 sec

In this episode, Janice talks about the struggles we often face in sitting with our hard-to-feel feelings (like sadness, anger, grief, and shame) when they come up. And are they ever coming up for her during COVID times and at ~1 month in her journey exploring her relationship with alcohol. 😩 Janice also discusses how we often unwittingly deny others of their emotional experiences, and shares some suggestions for how we can build our capacity to just be with all the feels. 💗Recorded: May 11, 2020Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comReflection questions:Which hard feelings are coming up for you during this time of COVID-19 and having to shelter in place?In general, which uncomfortable feelings tend to repeatedly come up for you (e.g., anger, shame, sadness, grief, loneliness)? Why do you think that is?How do you usually cope when your hard feelings come up? Is it working for you or would another response/strategy feel more supportive?If you were to share with a loved one that you're feeling the hard feelings, how would you like them to respond?What is your typical response to someone who is sharing their hard feelings with you? Why do you think that is?What is one new thing you'd feel comfortable doing to be able to sit with your hard feelings the next time they come up? Lots of love and self-love xJanice

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May 2020

22 min 29 sec

In the Introduction of The Soul's Work Podcast: Season 2, host Janice Ho welcomes you all back to the show and shares a bit 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.Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

10 min 47 sec

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!Originally published: July 17, 2018Rate & review the podcast:Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comConnect with Rebecca Lam:Website: www.thechorusstudio.comInstagram: @thechorusstudioFacebook: @thechorusstudio

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May 2020

1 hr

In this episode, Janice and her very special guest (and partner in life), Bruno Nunes, get deep into discussing the topic of romantic relationships. Listen in as they talk about four common challenges in relationships – communication and empathy, authenticity, vulnerability, and overcoming social/gendered expectations – and reflect on some ways that partners can nurture a relationship while staying true to themselves.*Please keep in mind that this conversation takes the lens of being in a gender-normative, heterosexual relationship.Originally published: May 15, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

49 min 48 sec

In this episode, Janice reflects on the podcast's journey thus far and reveals what's up and coming for the show. For the episode's featured topic (11:15), Janice discusses the contrast between our spiritual egos and our higher selves. She uses her own personal examples to illustrate how the ego can distract us from living our most authentic life, and how "meeting" and continuously reconnecting with her higher self has resulted in deeper self-love and the empowerment to make more authentic life decisions.Originally published: May 5, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

34 min 19 sec

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.Please note that there are details shared about events, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that happened around those past experiences. If you feel that this episode might be triggering for you, please consider not listening to it until (and only if) you feel ready to.Originally published: April 19, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

44 min 18 sec

In this episode, Janice dives into the topic of spiritual bypassing, and explains why the prevalent "feel good, vibe high" and law of attraction teachings in the spiritual/self-development spaces are not enough in: 1) addressing the complex challenges and social barriers that people face in trying to create the life that they want; and 2) promoting a comprehensive "spiritual toolbox" to help equip people in their spiritual development journeys.Originally published: April 4, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

36 min 41 sec

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!Originally published: March 13, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

19 min 45 sec

In this episode, Janice and Phil Tieu – engineer, doggy daycare owner, musician, photographer, videographer, among other things! – dive into the topic of valuing time and how to prioritize what's really important to us every day. Phil also shares how he's learned to manage the emotional highs and lows of living with bipolar disorder, by practicing Stoicism.Originally published: March 12, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

38 min 59 sec

In this episode, Janice discusses how creating (and doing) a daily spiritual practice can serve as a powerful path toward achieving your spiritual development goals. For her, the daily practice of setting an intention, self-reflection (including checking into her Happiness List), and giving gratitude helps her to get that much closer to living authentically and staying grounded in the present.Originally published: February 26, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

23 min 12 sec

In this episode, Janice explores the topic of experiencing life embodying the Asian female identity. 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.Originally published: February 14, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

26 min 50 sec

In this episode, Janice discusses how we can explore our core values to get clear on which principles we want steering our ship (ya know, the ship of life). She discusses two areas in everyday life – relationships and money – where understanding our core values can help in making important decisions.Originally published: February 6, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

15 min 39 sec

In this episode, Janice discusses why self-care is so important for each and every one of us, whether we're struggling with a serious mental health issue or "just" going through this crazy thing called life. She shares the story of the #metoo self-care burning ritual she did after publicly sharing about her #metoo experiences, and lists 10 self-care ideas that will hopefully inspire you in your own mental wellness journey.Originally published: January 31, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

33 min 51 sec

In this episode, Janice opens up about how drinking and imagining violent scenarios in her head reinforced an avoidant response to fear. The good news is that it's possible to re-train our brains to react to fear with more courageous responses. Janice also shares her letter to her Fear Voice in her quest to develop a different, more compassionate relationship with fear – because fear is definitely here to stay!Originally published: January 25, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

28 min 43 sec

In this episode, Janice discusses the practice of identifying our core values to make life decisions that are in alignment with our authentic selves. She discusses her #1 core value, honesty, and shares her learnings on how to discern between the voice of honesty (or intuition) and the voice of fear when faced with a tough decision.Originally published: January 18, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.comResources mentioned in this episode:Example of a values list (Defining Your List of Values and Beliefs (with 102 examples) | SoulSalt.com)Glennon Doyle’s interview on the Beautiful Writer’s PodcastHow to Trust Your Intuition to Make Big Decisions (9 Ways) (LonerWolf.com)Your Gut Feeling: Fear or Intuition (Huffington Post)What Needs to Change? (And How to Look at What Sucks in Your Life without Criticizing Yourself.) (Danielle La Porte)Show Notes:02:33: Core values as a tool we can use to better understand our authentic selves03:03: What we cover this 3-part series on core values04:20: What are values?04:54: How you can do your own values-exploration exercise06:17: How we already live our lives in alignment (or not) with our values08:16: Janice’s top core value: honesty (a scary word)08:57: Being honest with ourselves: why is it so hard?10:20: What getting honest with herself led Janice to (big life changes)11:58: Learning to distinguish between what’s really honest (our intuition) and the voice of fear13:05: Glennon Doyle on the self-betrayal that happens when we allow fear to take over honesty14:20: One way to get more in touch with our intuition15:30: How fear and intuition feel and sound different16:18: Janice shares an example of what the intuition and fear voices sound like (making the decision to leave her first career)20:07: The connection between intuition and the present21:05: Another way to approach our fears about the uncertainty of the outcome22:30: What happened after Janice left her career23:34: The fear voice is here to stay (how to deal with it)24:54: Your soul’s homework: Questions you can explore to get more honest with yourself

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May 2020

32 min 36 sec

In this episode, host Janice Ho introduces herself and The Soul's Work Podcast. Sharing her personal story of struggle, Janice explains how she eventually started down "the spiritual rabbit hole" after her moment of spiritual awakening. She discusses the importance of unveiling the "work of art" that is the essence of who we are, so that we can reconnect with our authentic selves.Originally published: January 16, 2018Rate & review the podcast: Apple Podcasts: TSWP on Apple PodcastsPodchasers: TSWP on PodchasersTSWP Website: https://www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com/reviews/new/Connect with me:Instagram: @thesoulsworkpodcastFacebook: @janicehocreativeEmail: thesoulsworkpodcast@gmail.comListen to all The Soul's Work Podcast episodes: www.thesoulsworkpodcast.com

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May 2020

30 min 36 sec