the next layer™: Bryonie Wise + I: more about how love is the foundation of everything


“all of this living is really an exchange” {b.wise}


“however your love + loving shows up, it’s the showing up that matters” {a.mathlin}

is love coming from your energy field? find out why it should #listentothis Click To Tweet

we are so grateful for all the love, support + sharing we received on our first podcast together.  THANK YOU. your feedback gave us a lot to think about + made it lovely for us to create more for you. we hope that this episode of the podcast gives you some deeper insight into the idea of living from your heart. the world needs more love + so do you.

we love you.
alicia + bryonie.

In this episode, we explore:

  • what it means beyond how great it sounds
  • how to apply it to your every day life
  • the approach to love you inherit vs. the right way to love for you
  • why you need to take out your mind trash every day
  • our imbalanced relationship with rest + food
  • more…

bonus: we included 5 tips to get you started. one love.

to download + listen to this podcast anytime click here

For more Bryonie Wise, you can connect with her…

  • on her website, by clicking here 
    {be sure to sign up for her beautiful newsletter – The He(art) Gospel}
  • on her instagram profile, @Heart_Roars, by clicking here
  • through her beautiful book, Heart Roar: A Book of Tiny Prayers, by clicking here
  • at one of her yoga classes {click here} or events {click here}

you don't need to carry it all, all the time {@beewyz} Click To Tweet

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We create our own energy. Our central nervous system is hyper-sensitive to the thoughts and energy coming in or going out. Every impulse takes energy and our thoughts, behaviour, intentions and actions are all a part of this energy flow. A nervous system that is functioning properly will direct energy to flow in a positive manner to maintain health and promote organ functioning. {Elissa Goodman}

tree of life

you must rest. you must let go. you must love. you must forgive. you must breathe deeply. you must meditate. you must walk in nature. you must be still. you must move your body. you must sweat. you must nourish your body. you must believe in your own power.

you must remember that                                              you are connected to everything

to stay heart strong you must power down every day. temet nosce. Click To Tweet
{tree of life. photo credit: pinterest}
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self-love sucks or…


Nobody needs you more than you right now.

My heart whispered this to me today; one part frustration with myself + one part declaration. I know what that means. It means it’s time. There is an element in self-love that we don’t talk about enough. It’s the self-preservation piece. When your self-love starts to impact your every day life.

Basically the part where you start pissing people off.

I am frustrated because practicing self-love means that I have to disappoint people, challenge people + cause them discomfort. I have to say no when I feel it + not provide affable excuses to ease the tension of my truth. I have to stand strong in my authenticity in the face of an increasingly superficial world. I have to embody what it means to be true to myself + harmoniously aligned with my values or {to be perfectly blunt} I have to be…

Unapologetic. Tough. Deliberate. Uncompromising + Finite.

Plus, it is also a declaration for the end of things. I will no longer be sidelined, steam rolled or taken for granted. My voice will be heard. I will not be pushed + pulled within the grey area of life for the convenience of others. Taking a side + being counted is the hard thing, but it is always the right thing. My heart is only interested in doing the right thing. In fact my self-love depends on it. I will honour my body + not contaminate it with crappy food or crappy thoughts or crappy talk. I will not be subjugated by history + society’s false narrative on what makes a woman beautiful.

It is such hard work; it takes discipline, focus + resolve + you must practice it every day.

I will hold reverence for God + Mother Nature + faith in my own Soul. My deepest prayer will be: Thank You. My potential will not go unrealized + my time will not be wasted. I will breathe compassion into my body with every passing breath + make regular rest my rebellion from this imposed madness.

Self-love is a mix of Self-Acceptance + Self-Compassion. Straight. No chaser.

Self-love sucks because it asks for all of you. Not just the parts that you think are better or good or worthy. Nope that’s not enough. All of you is required. You will have to admit that you are whole, perfect + precious just as you are. Every. Day. Frustrating. Yes. Inconvenient. Yes. Isolating. Yes. Intense. Yes. Inflexible. Yes.

Your self-love sucks.
But mostly for other people.
Is it worth it?

with love,

p.s. share this with other women.

Nobody needs you more than you right now. A declaration for women everywhere. #passiton Click To Tweet

{photo credit: photographer unknown, pinterest}

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the next layer™ interview: Jarel Cockburn

…talking to my husband about partnership, love + how to create a heart strong relationship…

crystal couple

“…we have to win as a team for me to win…”


“…you have to keep asking yourself, are we going to be better after this?”  

In this episode, we talk about:

  • building a heart strong partnership, brick by brick
  • the importance of self-awareness in relationships
  • taking responsibility for your role as a partner
  • how meditation makes you better at love
  • why it’s okay to compartmentalize {the cave}
  • saying goodbye to the ego for good
  • how + why we stopped fighting
  • truly shifting your mind from ‘I’ to ‘WE’

it's a lifelong process of getting to know each other + letting go of ego - jc Click To Tweet

special thanks to my love for exploring these topics with me

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Jarel’s bio…

  • Father to Jaylin + Maya; two exceptional + wonderful human beings
  • Chief Analytics Officer at 3PL Links
  • Managing Partner at Datagnaw Inc. {management consulting + analytics firm serving clients in various industries including, sports and entertainment, retail, hospitality, tech, manufacturing, and supply chain}
  • Founder and/or board member of a few other companies in the real estate + tech. fields {we won’t list them all here}
  • Background in private equity + tech
  • Graduated from Columbia University in NYC
  • CityTv Athlete of the Week, 1997 {inside joke}
  • TV Shows: Walking Dead, Billions, Game of Thrones
  • Workout: olympic lifting + running
  • Favourite book: Mastery by George Leornard
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