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Women united in spiritual circles will awaken the wisdom in each other’s spirit — Shikoba

This week, I enjoyed chatting with my lovely friend and colleague, Andrea Vallely, on my Insightful Conversations show. Andrea and I talked about many things, including the 8-Week Women’s Wellbeing Mastermind we co-facilitate. When Andrea first asked me if I would be interested in working together, I immediately said yes. I didn’t know Andrea very well, but I knew enough to know there was something very special about her. Andrea exudes pure love and joy. Both her smile and laugh are infectious, as is her optimism and zest for life. …


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The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in — B.K.S. Iyengar

Given that it’s January and getting fit and healthy is on many people’s minds, I thought this would be the perfect time to have Bill and Connie DeKramer on my Insightful Conversations show. Bill and Connie are former restaurant owners, cookbook authors, and lifestyle coaches who have helped people restore their health and lose weight naturally for over 25-years.

Over the course of those years, Bill and Connie noticed that many of the people they worked with were successful in losing the weight but not so successful in keeping it off. Curious to understand why this was, they continued to search for answers. During their exploration, they came across the Principles, which in turn led them to become certified Change Coaches. Since incorporating the Principles into their coaching and training, Bill and Connie have witnessed a significant increase in their clients’ long-term positive results. …


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“When we are spiritually bypassing, we often use the goal of awakening or liberation to rationalize what I call premature transcendence: trying to rise above the raw and messy side of our humanness before we have fully faced and made peace with it.” ― Ram Dass

On this week’s Insightful Conversations, I replayed a show I first aired back in early 2020. My guest was a fellow 3 Principles coach and a client of mine, Marina Pearson. Out of the hundred-plus I.C. shows for me to choose from, I decided to rerun this one because it deals with a subject that I believe is often misunderstood within the 3P community, Codependency, and Narcissistic Abuse. …


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“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” — Hermann Hesse

I had a lovely chat with the delightful Lucy Sheffield on this week’s IC show. Lucy is an author of children’s books and an abstract artist. As a 3 Principles Coach, Lucy helps women tap into their innate confidence and creative genius through writing and art. Today Lucy is a happy, exuberant young woman bursting with enthusiasm and joy. This was not always the case.

Growing up, Lucy dealt with the same issues many teenagers are subject to. She said that she felt fat and spotty, which led to her being bullied at school. To make matters worse, Lucy says with humor, God then went and made her attracted to other women! Her first crush was with one of her female high-school teachers. Not knowing how to deal with her feelings, she reached out to her mother, a devoted Christian, who was unable to give her the understanding and support she needed. That’s when Lucy fell into a crowd of older girls who were heavy drinkers and introduced her to alcohol. …


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“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”― Criss Jami

This week’s guest on my IC Show was the lovely Nicola Drew. Nicola is a psychotherapist, 3 Principles Practitioner, and author of From the Heart…. Explorations in True Nature and Unconditional Love. The book is a compilation of the musings of many of my fellow 3 Principles Teachers and Practitioners. All the proceeds of the book go to Heart Link Children’s Charity. …


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“Here’s an easy way to figure out if you’re in a cult: If you’re wondering whether you’re in a cult, the answer is yes.” ― Stephen Colbert

I had a wonderful chat with Elizabeth Lykins on my IC show this week. Elizabeth is the author of ‘Reflections on Transcendence,’ a beautiful book of her spiritual Understanding, combined with classic inspirational quotes, and the stunning artwork of her friend, Steven Lyons. She is also the creator of the online Magnificent Metamorphosis MagazineInspiration for Positive Change, a publication I have had the honor of being featured in. It is clear from both her book and her magazine that Elizabeth has a wealth of knowledge in all things to do with the Mind, Body, and Spirit. …


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“One key to successful relationships is learning to say no without guilt so that you can say yes without resentment.”Bill Crawford

I loved my conversation with Charli Wall on this week’s IC show. Charli is a 3 Principles coach who primarily works with women struggling with substance abuse and eating disorders. Many of the women she works with have experienced some type of trauma or simply have difficulty facing life’s challenges. Feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, they turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to help them deal with their emotions. …


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We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal” Elizabeth Cady Stanton

This week on my IC show, I had a lovely conversation with Danny Cobbin. When I asked Danny how and when he first came across the Principles, he explained with a slight hesitation that it had only been about a year ago. His comment struck a chord in me. How many of us innocently compare ourselves and how qualified we are to talk on a subject, based on how long or how deeply we have studied it. I told him that one of the things I love most about the Principles was that there isn’t any seniority or hierarchy concept. The simple fact that Sydney Banks, a Scottish welder with a ninth-grade education, saw what he saw gives us all hope. …


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You are perfect just as you are; there’s no need to change anything except the thoughts in your head that say you aren’t good enough — anonymous

I had a lovely chat with Deborah Baron on my IC show this week on all manner of subjects. We found that we had so many things in common. We talked about our shared interest in Kabbalah and how there are many similarities between this ancient mystical form of Judaism and the 3 Principles. This is also true of so many of the world’s other leading religions and spiritual disciplines. …


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“Behind every young child who believes in himself, is a parent who believed first” — Matthew L. Jacobson

This week on my IC show, I had a lovely conversation with Danny Cobbin. In addition to being a father to two teenagers, he is also a father to two-year-old twins. Having come across the Principles within the last year, I asked him how the Understanding had impacted his parenting.

Danny describes the difference between raising his teens and his twins as night and day. He also expressed how grateful he is that he came across the Understanding when he did. Although Danny’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old daughter had always been good, it has improved exponentially since coming across the Principles. He said that when his daughter would visit him in the past, he would tell her what to do and what books she ought to be reading. These days he is a lot more present with her. He cherishes the time they share, and their conversations have deepened. …

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Insightful Stories with Del Adey-Jones

Hi, I’m Del, a 3 P Practitioner, Mentor, Speaker, Blogger, and Podcaster, who loves to inspire others to live a happier, more fulfilling life. deladeyjones.com

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