Today we discuss how to free yourself from the personal prisons that are disempowering you.


Freedom – we all want it, right? In fact, we live in a nation that prides itself on being free. But are you really free, or are you a prisoner of your own thoughts, fears, and doubts?

The mind is either the cause of our bondage or the cause of our liberation. So, if you’re thinking in ways that are disempowering to you, then you’re actually releasing chemicals in your body that are supporting those thoughts time and time again.

The good news is, you have control over your thoughts, and by acknowledging them you can learn to shift your focus and remove yourself from any kind of a prison that you’ve put yourself in.

My first guest, Lee McCormick, has been a creative force in the Mental Health and Recovery scene for over 20 years. He joins me today to discuss taking responsibility for how we respond to our thoughts and why identifying ourselves by our thoughts can create conflict in our lives. Lee also shares the distinct differences of living from a role-centered life versus a soul-centered life.

My second guest, Geneen Roth, is the author of ten books, including the just-released This Messy Magnificent Life and New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God. She joins me today to discuss the relationship we have with ourselves and how we can disengage the voice of our inner critic that tends to hold us back from happiness and success.


We Discuss:

  • Why many people live with a sense of false pride that keeps them stuck and full of regret in life
  • How we can get ourselves out of the personal prisons we’ve subconsciously put ourselves in
  • The impact that disempowering thoughts have on our lives and how we can shift them
  • Why we search for our identity in labels and how they can change our perception of reality
  • How identifying ourselves by our thoughts can create conflict and suffering in our lives
  • Taking responsibility for how we respond to our thoughts rather than allowing them to control us
  • The major differences between living from a role-centered life as opposed to a soul-centered life


“It’s really a compelling calling working with people and sorting out their lives and unraveling all the stuff that we inherit when we come into this world.”  –  Lee McCormick


About Lee:
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Born into a tribe of movers and shakers, Lee McCormick has always lived out loud.

He is the founder of The Integrative Life Center in Nashville, The Ranch Recovery Center in Tennessee, and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu, California, and has been a creative force in the Mental Health and Recovery scene for over 20 years.

Lee founded Spirit Recovery Inc. to produce Healing and Recovery conferences and Spiritual Journeys around the world.

He is also a co-founder of Front Porch Partners a Consulting, Management, and Research Development Company working in the medical and behavioral Health disciplines.

Lee has authored The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal to assist people in reclaiming their lives and is co-author of Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag with HCI Books.

He is the executive producer and has a leading role in the documentary Dreaming Heaven, the true story of the experiences of 18 people over five days at Teotihuacán, Mexico. Lee has led many journeys to this place of power.


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About Geneen:
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Geneen Roth is the author of ten books, including the just-released, This Messy Magnificent Life, and New York Times bestsellers, When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It.

Over the past thirty years, she has worked with thousands of people in her groundbreaking workshops and retreats and has appeared on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View.

Geneen’s pioneering books were among the first to link compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image.

Rather than pushing away the “crazy” things we do, Geneen’s work proceeds with the conviction that our actions and beliefs make exquisite sense, and that the way to transform our relationship with food, our body, and so much more in our life is to be open, curious, and kind with ourselves — instead of punishing, impatient and harsh.

Geneen lives in California with charms of hummingbirds, her husband Matt, and Izzy the fabulous, eating-disordered dog.



“It all starts with awareness. Awareness, as I say in This Messy Magnificent Life, is the way that we bless ourselves with love.”  –  Geneen Roth


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