The Dream Catcher Podcast

The Dream Catcher Podcast

For seekers and achievers looking for inspiration, advice and tools to maximize their success and personal happiness. Join journalist and award-winning writer Seline Shenoy as she explores mindsets, strategies and habits to tap into your full potential in your personal and professional life. Seline also speaks with thought leaders in personal empowerment, relationships, wellness and social justice.

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September 23, 2022 17 min

Culture is the shared language in a community. The holidays celebrated, the religions practiced, the way we communicate, and the food we cook - all fall under the umbrella of culture. 

But knowing a culture on a surface level can lead us to stereotypes and a belief that everyone in the group is alike. One way to avoid this is by learning about the elements of a culture. 

These seven elements of culture will help you understand the ...

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The family is the basis for every human. And the influence of these relationships cannot be underestimated.

The beliefs, norms, and patterns we’ve learned from your family significantly impact our life. One way to overcome negative and destructive patterns that we’ve inherited is through family constellations. 

Marine Sélénée, my guest today, has been helping her clients  shift generations of unhappiness and suffering. She’s here t...

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Luck vs. hard work is an age-old debate. As a culture, we like to believe that our dreams are the product of hard work. But if that’s all it takes, there would be plenty more people who are wildly successful by social standards. 

To get a more accurate picture, we must understand how hard work synergizes with luck. In this post, you’ll get a better understanding of how various factors shape our destiny and how we can influence them...

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Relationships are the bedrock of life. Healthy and meaningful connections ground us. But, as we get older, it becomes harder to find and nurture them. 

Once we find a partner, they and our children come first, and other relationships become “nice-to-haves.” But there are plenty of opportunities to connect, and you don’t have to be limited by the traditional template of relationships. 

Learn about the different types of relationship...

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Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. These skills are essential both in the workplace as well as in our personal life. It's the key to getting ahead and getting the outcomes we want. 

But successful negotiation requires self-awareness, preparation, and practice. My guest, Sam McAlister, mastered this art after relentlessly pursuing scoops for her entire career. She'l...

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Self esteem is your opinion of yourself and your confidence in your abilities. Everyone lacks confidence sometimes, but when low self esteem is a recurring problem, we feel unhappy and unsatisfied. 

Our self esteem begins in childhood, and as adults, unless we shed light on the root causes of low self-esteem, we will be run by them.

We can undo any damage and develop our self esteem with attention and daily practice. Our self-care ...

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The greatest empires in history are responsible for shaping our world. At its most basic, an empire is a political unit comprising several territories. 

Historical empires are great teachers as well as cautionary tales. By learning from the past, we can learn leadership and resource management skills, as well as human rights lessons. 

These five mighty kingdoms will inspire you to build your own “empires” with strength and strategy...

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Far too often, our lives are marked by a singular focus on achievement. Our culture tends to prioritize doing well over being well. But the truth is, we can have both — success and well-being. 

My guest Naz Beheshti says that when we integrate every aspect of our life and fuel that ecosystem as a whole, we can both be well and do well. She’ll share more with us today.

Naz Beheshti is an author, executive wellness coach, speaker, Fo...

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In a culture focused on success, achievement, and perfection, most people mistakenly think that striving and being constantly on the go is the only way to get the most out of their time. 

However, working round the clock is inefficient. In fact, it’s counterproductive. 

So, how can we overcome these strong social forces that tell us otherwise? By learning the art of “doing more by doing less.” In this episode, you’ll find out how.

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All of us have a need to belong and be accepted by others. One way we try to do this is by masking. We adopt appropriate behaviors and personas, unconsciously or consciously, to fit in. 

While wearing social masks that align with our roles is important, we must watch out for being overly dependent on them. 

If your fear of people not liking you is causing you to wear false masks that hide your true self, we’ll take a closer look at...

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Have you ever dreamed of doing the impossible? When you’re always motivated to grow, push your boundaries and get outside your comfort zone? My guest, Steven Kotler, says that doing the impossible is possible. After studying elite athletes, artists, CEOs, scientists, and more, Steven found that we can be consistently unstoppable even when faced with unexpected setbacks and adversity. Steven will tell us what it really takes to ma...

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The desire to be a champion is universal and something we all share in our deepest core. Whether we want to be a champion in our profession, parenting, or for a cause, we want to do our best. 

While there’s a tendency to view champions as special and talented, the truth is that anyone can become a champion. 

Learning about the trifecta of a true champion and the five principles of a winning mindset will take your game to the next l...

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The shadow self houses all the negative aspects of ourselves that we have difficulty accepting. 

Many of us are afraid of facing darkness. Our first instinct is to suppress it and conform to societal norms, but your shadow self-craves to be seen and understood. Shining a light into your shadow will liberate you to live a life of love, balance, and joy. 

Find out everything you need to know about the shadow self and whether shadow w...

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As children, we believe that anything is possible. We see the world through the lens of curiosity, openness and joy. Sadly, many of us lose this perspective as we grow up.

The challenges of adult life may cause us to focus on our limitations instead of our possibilities.

The good news is that we can transform this by nurturing a mindset that helps us stay focused on our dreams. My guest, Dr. Dravon James, who’s been helping people ...

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Activism is all about acting to bring about social change. It establishes fairness when we sense an imbalance of power that impacts society. 

There are no perfect activists, and everyone can use their unique skills to contribute if they do so from a place of passion. 

These stories of some of the most prominent activists in history will galvanize you to step up and promote causes that are important to you.

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Each one of us is creatively gifted. Anything from trying to figure out what to cook for dinner to planning a vacation is a demonstration of your creativity. 

But most of us have barely scratched the surface of our potential. We can boost our creative ideas by being deliberate about our practices and lifestyle choices. 

Looking at the habits of these six creative geniuses from history can stimulate ideas on how to awaken your muse.

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Wouldn’t it be great if we had instant guidance to support us as we go through the ups and downs of life? 

The good news is that we don’t have to look too far to find it because that wisdom lies within us. MaryAnn DiMarco says that all of us are psychic. 

When we tap into this gift, we not only enhance our own lives but also build bridges of love and connection. In this interview, she’s going to tell us how.

MaryAnn DiMarco is the ...

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Young love is idolized in our culture. As we become more youth-obsessed, old love has taken a back seat. 

But both types of love are special in their own way. Favoring one over the other will lead to missing out on the full spectrum of love. 

Find out how both young and old love can take you to beautiful destinations.

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Happiness is a desirable state. Yet, for many of us, it feels elusive. 

If our necessities for survival are met, and we’re not dealing with severe physiological and mental health issues, it boils down to how we think and perceive. 

If you’re struggling to find happiness within yourself, it could be because of one or more of these seven reasons.

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Enlightenment can be found in the most unexpected places, including in Western literature. According to my guest, Dean Sluyter, there’s a lot we can learn from several beloved classics. 

We can read Hemingway as haiku, learn mindfulness from Virginia Woolf, see Dickinson and Whitman as Buddhas of poetry, and Huck Finn and Gatsby as seekers of the infinite.

In this interview, we’ll learn more about Dean’s unique insights into mindfu...

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