Long time friends Vanessa Scotto and Brooke Thomas are having conversations about being spiritual practitioners in the modern world. How do you find sacredness in today's materialistic society? Is there a place for psychology in the realm of spirituality? Can embodied meditation lead to greater evolution? How do we ultimately embrace more aliveness- all the beauty and crazy, the joys and messes, the bliss and the grit that is a human life? Join us as we feel our way through the path by integrating somatic practices, psychology, spirituality, and transformation through meditation.
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Skiip2Malu
Dec 3 '19
Rating:   10
Knowledge is power

Sooooo much knowledge to be obtained from this podcast. Spirituality goes sooooo far beyond what religion teaches. Love your podcast!

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moku357
Oct 2 '19
Rating:   10
Truth

Thank you so much, Brooke and Vanessa, for being persistent voices of kindness in my ears. I’m so grateful for the light that you shine on this path.

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celestepalmer
Aug 29 '19
Rating:   10
Brilliant, raw, and real.

“When I first hit the grit I didn’t want it. It was so f**king hard I DID NOT want it... I sit with it because it’s real and it’s truth” Absolutely LOVE this podcast. Vanessa and Brooke host incredible interviews that encourage and inspire me through my own journey of bliss and grit. Thanks for the laughs & Wisdom 🙏🏼❤️✨

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open heart wisdom
Aug 23 '19
Rating:   10
love, love, love

absolutely love the jeannie zandi episode

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Rachmeowsunshinebunny
Jul 15 '19
Rating:   10
Such a beautiful journey

I have learned a lot from these two wonderful women. I started the podcast randomly and saw a comment that suggested starting from the beginning. I’m about 14 hours into their talks, and I am so excited to continue growing. I am doing a lot of my own work right now, and gosh! It isn’t easy. It’s super helpful to be listening to these in depth conversations around love, fear, self growth, and life. I also love the spirituality of the show. I’m very grateful for bliss and grit! Highly recommend!!! Thanks Brooke and Vanessa ❤️❤️

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mishi t hower
Jun 26 '19
Rating:   10
I look forward to this every week

Thank you for opening up to share your personal experiences on your healing journeys. Your real life experiences offer me specific situations to relate to. And these intimate sharings are beautifully supported by research and teachings from intelligent, embodied sources. I have learned so much about myself and about how humans are wired from listening to you powerful women.

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gratitude wins
Jun 18 '19
Rating:   10
Thank You

I am so grateful for this podcast. Since listening to it I’ve been guided to becoming for loving and open not just with others but also with myself. Thank you for a putting a comforting voice to the human experience.

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AIndira
May 21 '19
Rating:   10
Lifeline!

So glad I remembered Brooke’s name from the ERA for all her business advice to new Rolfer’s! In seeking her out I came across Bliss & Grit which really has been a lifeline this past 18 months. I emigrated to the US after living in the Middle East for 17 years although I’m a NZ’er. I perceived the US as very scarey place to move to in these political times. When I arrived I had to go to massage school to relicense & the only job I could fit in with my schedule was as a housekeeper & I’m someone who previously employed my own housekeeper! Talk about getting stripped of one’s identity on so many levels!! These podcasts have certainly helped keep my ego in check, slowly but surely eased my mind out of the ‘why/poor me’ & fear states, and given me the courage to go out & seek sangha/community. Now I love my housekeeping job & commutes as I get to catch up on all your past podcasts! Deepest deepest gratitude ... you have both been a lifeline 🙏🏾

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User is happy
May 4 '19
Rating:   10
Gratitude 🙏🏼

Appreciation and gratitude to you both! I’m so happy to have known Vanessa personally and have learned so much from here and was blessed with healing from her teaching to my journey and my healing has enabled me to help others heal themselves too. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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Meadow_flower
May 3 '19
Rating:   10
Life changing Podcast

I love this podcast so much. I found it after having a grief experience that felt differently than how our society views grief, and searching for why my grief felt like pure love, why I wanted to savor it instead of running from it. I listen to this every day on my way home from work right now while I’m getting caught up. It’s perfect to put me in a more centered frame of mind after a long day and being stuck in rush hour traffic, and the stream of consciousness, conversational style allows me to listen without having to focus hard on it with a tired brain. On my path I have encountered a lot of gatekeeping in the spiritual community, and Brooke and Vanessa are refreshingly down to earth and open about not being spiritually perfect yet. Bonus: they are hilarious. This podcast has changed my life. I am so grateful for all of the resources they provide through the show, as well. Joanna Macy, Pema Chodron ... stepping stones or breadcrumbs back to my most fully alive self. Thank you 🙏🏻, Brooke and Vanessa.

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PegFlyFar
Apr 3 '19
Rating:   10
Coming home

I discovered Bliss and Grit earlier this year and it quickly became my favorite podcast. Finding Brooke and Vanessa has felt like coming home. To hear people talking about concepts and teachings that I only discuss with my healer and my 12-step sponsor gives me the understanding that I am not alone in this journey of transformation. I have been listening to the episodes in "random" order, choosing the title that speaks to me most on any given day, and EVERY time the episode is exactly what I need to hear. Brooke and Vanessa's humor, honesty and persepctive are a bright light guiding us home to ourselves. So happy I found you!

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Tabatha Lyn
Mar 16 '19
Rating:   10
Love this podcast! ❤️

This podcast has been one of the most helpful things I have found in my journey of self-discovery. I have been directed to so many helpful resources to go more deeply into my learning. Every episode has been helpful to me by offering ideas and new ways to look at the challenges and issues of everyday life and the pain we face on our journey. Thank you!

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Kyleegoohord
Mar 9 '19
Rating:   10
Love this podcast

I don’t write reviews often but had to for this one. I suggest going back to episode 1 and listening to them in order. Randomly didn’t work for me. But I Love this podcast, love these awesome beings and their chats. Really have been guiding me through some stuff. My fav podcast for sure.

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lnbsoccer_04
Feb 2 '19
Rating:   10
Omg this podcast

I love love love every single episode. I can’t believe how much I’m just being cracked open and how my view of everything is just expanding. How I explained Brook and Vanessa to my boyfriend “they put the real human experience into spirituality”. Before I thought of spiritual teachings as being a little hard to relate to and kind of out there, but they make it so relatable. I find this podcast so refreshing because I DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT MYSELF. It’s such an amazing feeling to just be able to listen and absorb their conversations without being overwhelmed with what next I have to add on a to-do list. Instead, I am just curious about where this all could take me :)

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mindfuljen
Jan 30 '19
Rating:   10
Binge listening

You are my new favorite podcast and feel so grateful to have found you! I love the language of being astronauts of awakening — and the way you both shamelessly sample and employ various tools and methods from various teachers and healers. That is precisely holistic healing IMO. I’m on a mission to calm and reset a lifelong hyper vigilant nervous system after identifying this as the root cause of all sorts of emotional and physical challenges. Thanks for your contribution to my healing journey! And good luck on yours.

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Beyond The Pose
Jan 19 '19
Rating:   10
Lifesavers

I have felt so much support from listening to these conversations. They help me in processing my life experiences and my reactions to them. I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast.

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Mindless time waster
Jan 18 '19
Rating:   10
Enjoy this journey!

I binged this Podcast from the first episode. Brooke and Vanessa investigate their awaking experiences in conversations and interviews that resonates with me - a sensitive soul grappling with the hardness of life. A must listen if you are “on the awakening path” and want to keep it real.

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ashleydemchap
Jan 16 '19
Rating:   8
Encouraging!

Lovely encouraging and thought provoking podcast. Sometimes a little heady... not necessarily bad but can be overwhelming to try and take in all the information they offer in one episode. I find myself wanting to take notes on all the books or people they reference. I do feel a kindred spirit and a “home” in their conversations. I feel inspired to reconnect with life and my larger purpose.Also I want to know if I can find the music they use in their episodes. Anyone know what they are playing?

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