The Hungry for Happiness Podcast

Hosted by Samantha Skelly, the Hungry For Happiness podcast combines personal development, deep conversations and comedy to shake up the way you connect to yourself and the world. Samantha Skelly is a best selling author, international speaker and the founder of Hungry For Happiness.
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Jan 31, 2018

Johnny Blackburn

Today in this episode Johnny and I talked about masculine and feminine energies. The divine integration of how we understand each other and how we communicate to each other. It’s the whole topic of feeling emotionally safe in our connection and Johnny walks us through a process of having the confidence to share with our partner how we truly feel safe. Safety is such an important piece of connection and feeling intimate with our partner. We talk all about the masculine and feminine integration and how we can truly learn to not only connect, but truly understand one another.


About Johnny Blackburn: 

Johnny Blackburn is a coach, author, speaker, facilitator and holds a MA in Psychology. He was originally in Business Management Consulting, 10 year career as a functional Nutritionist specializing in the psychology of eating. He's facilitated San Diego Men’s Groups for seven years and his mission is to empower men & women to live from a deeper presence & connection, awakening greater human potential in work, love & life. 


In this episode, Johnny shares: 

  1. How we can feel our emotions without our minds creating stories around them.
  2. The developmental stages of masculine and feminine energy and how they tie into gender identity.
  3. The various ways our emotions hijack our nervous system.
  4. How we can approach our partners and communicate our need for safety.


What You’ll Hear:  

9:27- Embracing our emotions and taking responsibility for our lives. .

12:53- The link between neuroscience and emotional regulation.

19:15- How men and women can understand and connect with each other.

28:20-What’s possible when our masculine and feminine energies are balanced.

32:44- How Johnny helps women and men experience emotional safety.

42:19- What men appreciate most in relationships.


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Jan 24, 2018

Maggie Berghoff

This episode with Maggie is about slowing down and paying attention to our gut health. Our overall well-being, internal and external, is channeled through our gut. What we decide to eat, how we think, our physical environment, all of these things affect our gut and if something is off balance, our body calls out for help through sensations. This can show up as anxiety, depression, moodiness, the inability to sleep, bloating after meals, food intolerances; all of that fun stuff. Maggie gets really deep into this and gives us some insight on how we can explore our bodies' signals so we can heal.


About Maggie Berghoff: 

Maggie Berghoff is a nurse practitioner trained in Functional Medicine. She uses a renowned step-by-step framework known as Balance Protocol to transform the lives of men and women using cutting-edge and natural medicine. Maggie’s clients report increased energy and vitality, weight loss, hormone balance, glowing and anti-aging skin, and chronic disease reversal. They are able to fully live the vibrant, beautiful, happy life of health freedom and bliss they deserve.


In this episode, Maggie shares:

  1. How we can reduce inflammation and cultivate more energy in our bodies.
  2. Symptoms of an unhealthy gut and how to identify the problem.
  3. How we can stop ourselves from spiraling into self-sabotage when we start to feel it coming on.


What You’ll Hear: 

3:16- How Maggie healed her body from years of restriction.

9:30-How to identify if your gut is off balance.

15:27- How we can reverse the symptoms of our gut health.

25:05- How our gut health is related to inflammation.


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Jan 17, 2018

Mary Shores 

In this EP Mary and I talk about conscious communication. Our words are our wands. They're the gateway between our souls and what actually manifests in our lives. Mary does a great job explaining this and she also presents our words a feedback loop. When we speak, our words go out into the world and loop back into our bodies, strengthening our beliefs. This episode is riddled with takeaways on how to empower yourself through your language.


About Mary Shores

Mary Shores is the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar business. Recognized as a thought leader, Mary teaches individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, achieve their goals, and take action to create meaningful results. She developed the Words That Work system, which inspired her Hay House book, Conscious Communications. Mary travels across the nation giving lectures and teaching courses, and has been featured on international television shows, podcasts, and blogs.


In this episode, Mary explains:

  1. How to harness the power of your words and speak in a meaningful way.
  2. How she rose after hitting rock bottom several times.
  3. Loosening our attachment to stories.
  4. The steps we can take to reframe our stories.


What you’ll hear:

6:03- Following our souls desires and releasing the "I'm not" belief.

11:15- The key to rewiring our thoughts and patterns.

16:30- Creating affirmations that spark visceral reactions in your body.

25:30- The greatest resistance points we have to speaking our truth.

30:19- How every decision we make is either cleansing or clogging our thoughts.


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Jan 10, 2018

Thais Sky

This EP with Thais Sky is such gold and it’s about the topic of worthiness, something that comes up in the Hungry for Happiness community all of the time. We really talk about the root of the good enough complex that so many of us deal with and it manifests in such different ways. So it really comes from our inner child feeling lost, lonely and unloved. What ever it may be, when we numb we’re searching for safety. I really love how she invites us to look at our wounds as our power source. I resonate with this so much because there is so much power hidden within our pain.


About Thais Sky

Thais comes from a background of binge eating and has since created a thriving business supporting women to navigate their worthiness, wounds and reclaim their sovereignty. She's an open book and happily speaks about what it truly looks like to rise from the ashes and love yourself fiercely.


In this episode, Thais shares:

1. What worthiness viscerally feels like in our bodies.

2. Why the core of so many of our challenges as women lies in our worthiness.

3. Why our wounds are our greatest source of power.

4. The difference between being a victim and having a victim mindset.


What You’ll Hear:

2:02- Exploring and dismantling our deep worthiness wounds.

9:46- The defensive mechanisms we create out of fear.

16:10- Different ways we can create safe containers to communicate our wounds.

22:55- How we can co-exist with our wounds.

31:20- Observing our behavior to see where we're playing into victimhood.

38:22- How we can start a relationship with our inner child.

43:33 Conscious movement and how it allows us to get deep into our bodies.


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Jan 3, 2018

Madelyn Moon

I absolutely loved connecting with Maddy. Our conversation flowed so effortlessly on and off the podcast. Specifically in this episode, we talk about getting to the root of our truth and being honest about where we’re at. I think so often in personal development, spiritual development (however you want to label it), we can often bypass the truth which truly prevents our transformation. We get into all sorts of subjects in this episode around truth telling. We talk about boys, dating, relationships, ourselves and our own innate growth.


About Madelyn Moon

Madelyn Moon is an author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach. She is a guiding force for women who want to stop over-thinking their lives away, and live with more trust, intuition and flow.


In this episode,  Madelyn shares:

  1. How our ego interferes with the true definitions of masculinity and femininity.
  2. Being honest with how we feel in our bodies and making choices that feel.
  3. The importance of protecting our boundaries with others and ourselves.
  4. How we can bridge our internal emotions with our external world.


What you’ll hear:

4:45- The power of intentional creation.

8:15- How we can integrate the masculine and feminine parts of ourselves and create harmony within.   

12:40- Surrendering into our feminine and releasing our perfectionism, overachiever mindset.

22:51- Relinquishing the dependency we have on the weight loss industry and the body positivity movement.

30:17- The mental, physical and energetic struggle disconnection creates in our bodies.

40:10- How we can create an intimate, healthy relationship with money.


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