Gissele Taraba

Gissele Taraba has an Masters in Epidemiology from McMaster University as well as an MSW from Laurier University. She is a published author as well as a researcher and co-owner of Maitri Centre for Love and Compassion

Ep.35 Dr. Marnie Hill – Shares her Spiritual Journey

Listen to a great conversation with Dr. Marnie Hill, author of God came to my garage sale.  In this chat, she discusses leaving a traumatic relationship, as well as having a spiritual awakening and connecting with God.  We also discuss unconditional love and what we think God is.  

Ep.34 Amy Joy – Let Go of Fear and Live your Dreams

Can we live extraordinary lives after trauma?  How do we find the gifts in the chaos? In this conversation, Amy Joy shares her experiences being a missionary child, escaping an abusive relationship, and fleeing to Mexico to start a new life with her children.  She shares the mindset shift which helped her find freedom and live her best life.  Tune in to find out how self-love and self-compassion helped her finally forgive those who hurt her and see everything in her past with a new perspective. 

Ep.33 Emily Thiroux Threatt – Overcome Grief with Compassion

What helps us grieve? Join me in this conversation with Emily Threatt, as she shares her story about losing, not one but two of her husbands and how grief lead her to find compassion for herself and others.  She has now established a community to help others through their grief. 

Ep.32 Hitu Jugessur – The Power of Breathing

Do you know that you have everything you need available to you at any moment? By focusing on the breath, you can remember that you are always being supported.  Join me as I chat with Hitu Jugessur on the power of the breath in helping us stay grounded, calm and peaceful.  She shares her stories of helping high conflict groups remember their power through breathwork. 

Ep.31 Avital Miller – Healing Ourselves with Compassion

Join me as I chat with the wonderful Avital Miller about her journey in healing herself from a chronic condition using natural methods.  In this conversation we talk about her journey in learning about her diagnosis, and hearing stories of individuals who healed themselves in magical or miraculous ways.  Avital shares the key themes she discovered while chatting with survivors as well as discusses how compassion and love fit within healing. 

Ep.30 Rhonda V Magee – Compassion in Race and Equity Conversations

Can we use compassion to have difficult conversations about race? Can compassion help us lean into one another and witness each other’s stories, without judgement? Join us for this inspiring conversation with the wonderful Dr. Rhonda V Magee on how to use compassion and mindfulness to discuss race and equity issues so that we may come together to co-create a more loving, inclusive and compassionate world.

Ep.29 Jody Urquhart – Following our bliss.

Join us for a fun chat with Jody Urquhart about how to create a life full of bliss and love. We are not meant to live a life of suffering and unanswered dreams…we are born to thrive!

Ep.28 Sandi Daly – How gratidute changed my life.

Do you believe in the power of gratitude? Do you think it has the power to completely transform your life? Join us for an incredible conversation with Sandi Daly, as she shares how courage and gratitude completely transformed her life from one where she experienced domestic violence to one where she is thriving personally and professionally all in 21 days.  Do not miss this inspiring conversation. 

Ep.27 Conversation with Kendra and Alison -Joy at home and at work.

Desire more joy in your life? Listen to Kendra and Alison talk about how joy can positively impact your personal life and your work life. We talk openly about some of the barriers to joy in this joy-ful conversation.

Ep.26 Conversation with Rukiye – The Power of Forgiveness

The video of her hugging her son’s killers, has gathered over 34 million views worldwide.  She chose to forgive rather than to sit in hate, anger and revenge.  Rukiye Abdul-Mutakallim, sits down with Gissele to chat about how she was able to forgive those who killed her son.  She talks about the impact of trauma and how addressing it is the key to the survival of our species.   She shares her wisdom on how to create a more loving and compassionate world.   Do not miss this inspiring episode. 

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