Episodes
Published 02/20/24
Some of our most important relationships are also the most complicated. But all is not lost. In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, listen as we discuss how to start difficult conversations that can guide you on the path to repairing a rift between you and your loved one. “The most powerful way to change is through relationships. The reason we want to have relationships is not because of what they give us, but because of the opportunities they bring us to change, to grow, and to give.” –...
Published 02/20/24
Over 17 million people in the United States experience the effects of PTSD. And many more of us will experience traumatic events in the future. Processing the traumatic event is essential for us to heal—body, mind, and soul. In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss how to identify our own trauma and begin that journey so we can live securely without fear. “We are not taught what to do with negative feelings, especially the deepest wounds. It can seem counterintuitive to recount...
Published 02/13/24
Emotional intelligence is understanding your inner world in great detail—seeing how experiences have shaped you as a person. But how do we increase this kind of awareness? In this episode, learn how to cultivate emotional IQ and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others. “You are the sum of your past. Learn to love you and understand you. Become intelligent there. From that strength, you can learn to love others.” – Monica Berg
Published 02/06/24
When we don’t know which path to take, we sometimes look for signs from the universe: directions telling us which way to go. The truth is, there are signs everywhere, all of the time! In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss how to spot messages from the Creator in our everyday lives.  “In order for us to live the life we are meant to live, with the blessings we are meant to have, we have to be constantly desiring and open to these messages. They are a map from the Creative Force...
Published 01/30/24
Our ancestors pass down more than physical traits or family stories. We can also inherit traumatic experiences that can impact us in ways we are not even conscious of. In this episode, we discuss generational trauma and how to turn challenging experiences in our family’s history into opportunities for deep personal growth. “It is very important to look back on the challenges that come to us from our generational trauma. It’s also very important to look at the positive things that are within...
Published 01/23/24
Our society upholds truth as a virtue, but as we strive to do the right thing in each moment, the question remains: is it ever okay to lie? In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, join us as we discuss the real truth when it comes to the lies we tell every day. “Before you choose to tell the truth, think of yourself as the other person. If you do not, you are probably going to do more damage in your truth-telling than any benefit you are hoping to have.” – Michael Berg
Published 01/16/24
Many people do not consider themselves to be creative. Yet, creativity is a direct connection to the Light that can inspire all aspects of our lives—from baking and vacation planning to drawing and painting. Listen as we discuss how to remove the barrier between ourselves and our creative force while lighting the spark to live a fulfilling and joyful life. “The ego is the key barrier between ourselves and our creative force. If you want to live an inspired life… you better be diminishing...
Published 01/02/24
We love to make plans. Especially at this time of year! Yet what happens when things don’t go according to plan? The truth is there is so little we can control in life. So, how do we let go of the need to have a hand in everything that unfolds? Join us for a conversation about embracing the unexpected and making space for miracles. “The true spiritual work is embracing the moments that were not part of your plan.” – Michael Berg
Published 12/19/23
Mistakes can sometimes feel like you’re getting further away from your goals. Yet, that is far from true. Failure is meant to spark spiritual transformation that can help you manifest your deepest desires. Join us for a conversation about welcoming mistakes into your life to create meaningful change. “Envision the blessings you want in life with the understanding that they are waiting for you. The version of yourself that you are in now is not ready to receive them. You have to become a...
Published 12/12/23
The pressure to achieve your financial goals and be successful is greater than ever. We often put a tremendous amount of pressure on ourselves to tap into abundance, forgetting that the Light of the Creator is limitless. Listen to this episode of Spiritually Hungry as we outline how to release money fears and embrace endless blessings. “The energy of the universe is an energy of endless sharing. You have to know that. Which means there is no reason why any of us should be in a state of...
Published 12/05/23
Your family is the perfect place to practice and grow because your soul chose them for a reason. Which might be exactly why holiday gatherings require a generous helping of patience and boundaries. In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we share tips to increase the joy and reduce the friction this holiday season. “None of us have enough appreciation for our parents. Of course, there are many things that you are not happy about. This holiday season, find ways to be more appreciative.” –...
Published 11/28/23
We often tell ourselves a false tale of our limitations, which prevent us from even attempting to achieve great things. The truth is our potential is more vast than we can imagine. In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss how to reveal the infinite Light within each of us. “If we are honest, I think most of us would admit that even on our best days, our best thoughts of our potential in our lives in all areas are still limited. As long as we still tell ourselves the story of...
Published 11/21/23
When was the last time you invited your partner in? It is true that couples are either growing together or growing apart. In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss how to bring spirituality into a relationship so your partner can become a part of the personal growth that fortifies a relationship. “We are strong now because we learned what it is to be in a partnership—not just through the highs, but really through being vulnerable in the most difficult times when we leaned in towards...
Published 11/14/23
Have you ever asked the Universe to send you a sign? Most of us look for signs when we seek answers. The truth is the Creator sends us messages all the time. In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss how to tune in to the voice of the Creator every single day and strengthen our innate intuition. “Your soul is processing all of the messages you are receiving all of the time. The goal is to bridge the gap between the unconscious mind and the conscious mind, between the soul and the...
Published 11/07/23
How do you know when to push harder for what you want and when to sit back and let things unfold as they will? Kabbalah teaches that being open to what the Creator has in store for us is the best approach. Join us for a conversation about intuition, desire, and trust in the Light as you strive for your deepest desires. “We are so powerful when we use our intuition. That’s how we connect to the soul and connect to the Creator. In that way, you can’t really make a mistake in how you move...
Published 10/31/23
The Light of the Creator is the source of all blessings and a model of the selfless energy with which we can aspire to give. But how do we tune into this kind of generosity so we can give without hesitation or restraint? In this episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss the importance of whole-hearted generosity.  “Not only do I have a choice about which part of me I will live my life directed towards—the altruistic or selfish part of me—how I view the world, how I interact with people, and...
Published 10/24/23
When we encounter challenges on our way to achieving our goals, we can get discouraged and feel the impulse to give up. The truth is the middle is often messy, and the process never really ends. Join us as we discuss how perseverance shapes us into the people we are ultimately meant to be. “The natural trajectory of the human experience is to become more pessimistic over time. The reality of living longer is seeing more negativity. So we have to nurture a growing optimistic view of our...
Published 10/17/23
In this season of reflection, we often revisit the question of who we are meant to be in this lifetime. This episode of Spiritually Hungry was recorded live during Rosh Hashanah. Listen as we discuss the art of living your purpose in the New Kabbalistic Year. “Simply being a good person is not even close to what our souls are meant to do in this world. Only when we consistently remember this point can the potential of who we are actually meant to be, become reality.” – Michael Berg
Published 09/26/23
In the window of time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we have the opportunity to return to our past and set things right. In this mini-episode, we discuss the act of teshuvah and how we can make amends and reconnect to the Light at this powerful time of year. “There is no experience that we go through in which we don’t see through our own lens first and foremost. It is an added step, a conscious effort, to ask, ‘How did that person feel when I did this?’” – Monica Berg
Published 09/19/23
Life is too short to spend energy worrying about what other people think. Yet, a vast majority of society places value on the opinions of others. In a world where ideas and thoughts are shared freely, how do we guard ourselves against negative influences? Listen to this mini-episode of Spiritually Hungry as we discuss how to use insecurity as an opportunity to learn about ourselves. “The only thing that should matter is what you think of yourself.” — Michael Berg Further Readings: “Why...
Published 09/12/23
Who’s with you wherever you go—ever present, even when you can’t see them? The Creator. Just like your shadow, the Creator watches every action. And each action influences the unique relationship you have with the Creator. In this mini episode of Spiritually Hungry, we discuss the importance of consciousness as you foster a positive connection with your source.   “As I behave, so the Light of the Creator must behave with me.” – Michael Berg
Published 08/29/23
In the quest to achieve our dreams, we can get stuck in thoughts about yesterday and tomorrow. Kabbalists teach that the key to reaching our potential is living for today with gusto. Join Monica and Michael in this mini-episode as they explore key ingredients for fulfilling our greatest desires in life. “Understanding potential means there is a duality of thought—on the one hand, who I am, what I am, and where I am is perfect. On the other hand, my desire of who I am meant to be is...
Published 08/22/23
Whether you are naming a business, a child, or a new pet, you are likely to pour a good deal of thought into choosing a name. And for good reason—names are the conduits or channels through which the Light of the Creator flows into our lives. In this mini episode, Michael and Monica explore fascinating kabbalistic teachings around the significance of a name. “Imagine we are born with the outline of our name, and every day we are filling it in with life through actions of sharing,...
Published 08/15/23
We often assume our children are blocking us out. Our words of wisdom seem to go unacknowledged. However, they are listening more intently than we think. In this mini-episode, we discuss the importance of modeling the kind of humans we want our children to become because they are paying attention, even when it doesn’t seem like it. “How you deal with positive things and how you deal with life’s challenges is going to be the model upon which they begin to create their own personality and...
Published 08/01/23