The Adult Chair

184 EpisodesProduced by Michelle Chalfant

In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, peace, emotional balance, and how our understa… read more

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150: Transform your parts and find Self Love

March 21st, 2019


It can be hard to live with self-love when we have loud inner negative parts. In today's show, Michelle discusses steps to transform these inner …

149: Transforming the Inner Critic

March 15th, 2019


We all have many inner voices but there is one in particular, that can be overly critical and hard on us, it's called the "inner critic." In today's …

148: Healthy Relationships Part 2

March 7th, 2019


After getting so many comments from the Healthy Relationships podcast #146 a couple weeks ago, I felt like I needed to do a follow up show and answer …

147: Hardwiring Happiness with Dr. Rick Hanson

February 28th, 2019


What if I told you that you can change your brain and become happier? How about going from a pessimist to an optimist? Well you can and it doesn't …

146: Healthy Relationships from The Adult Chair

February 21st, 2019


Today I share with you how we create Healthy Relationships from The Adult Chair. Unfortunately, so many of us aren't taught how to have healthy …

145: Calling In The One with Katherine Woodward Thomas

February 14th, 2019


Happy Valentines Day!    Today's show is all about love and finding "the one" and/or improving your current relationship.  So whether you are in a relationship or not, you will benefit from this show! Katherine Woodward …

144: Transforming Betrayal with Debi Silber

February 7th, 2019


Dr. Debi Silber from the PBT institute (Post Betrayal Institute) and I had a great conversation on the transformation of betrayal. She has done studies on betrayal and has a proven method for transformation. We …

TAC Child Chair Podcast

February 1st, 2019


143: Reversing autoimmune and other diseases with Dr. Keesha

January 31st, 2019


Wow, wow, wow what a conversation I had with Dr. Keesha Ewers! If you or someone you know struggle with an autoimmune disease or any illness, this is a show you will not want to miss. Dr. Keesha shared how she reversed …

142: All Things Anxiety with Shann Vander Leek

January 24th, 2019


Shann Vander Leek from the Anxiety Slayer podcast joins me today for a wonderful conversation about anxiety. Shann offers us some fabulous tools and …

141: Changing your life with ONE thing. An interview with Jay Papasan

January 17th, 2019


What if you could change your life doing just one thing? On today's show, Jay Papasan teaches us how to do just that. It sounds crazy but picking one …

140: Love and Boundaries with Terri Cole

January 10th, 2019


In our 2019 kick off show I have special guest Terri Cole on and we explore the topic of love and boundaries. It was an awesome show and she gave us …

Cultivating Self Worth

January 3rd, 2019


As we think about how we can show up differently and make positive changes in our lives for 2019, we must also think about self worth. In today's …

Pathway to Self Love

December 27th, 2018


We look and look for ways to love ourselves but nothing seems to create lasting change. In today's show we look a little deeper at The Adult Chair …

End the Drama

December 20th, 2018


Ahh the holidays. Such a busy time of year and boy can they throw us in our Adolescent Chair. In today's show, I chat with you a bit about how the …

The Adult Chair Changed my Life. A conversation with Giovanna.

December 13th, 2018


Giovanna was struggling with anxiety and depression and stumbled upon The Adult Chair podcast. Giovanna shares with us how her life changed in 6 …

The Enlightened Empath with Sarah Weiss

December 6th, 2018


Feeling drained or fatigued?  Maybe you pick up on other people's emotions and can feel what they are feeling? This "phenomena" is not random, these are qualities of an empath. When we understand the qualities of being …

Repairing Relationships with our Kids (or Anyone)

November 29th, 2018

In life, we sometimes hurt or damage relationships. The one's that we often regret the most are the one's that are with our kids or other loved ones. The question is, is it possible to repair these relationships and if …

Ending Triggers

November 22nd, 2018


I have great news for you. Yes we can end our triggers! In this show I share with you what a trigger is and what to do with them to end being triggered. Hallelujah! I even go into one of my triggers and how I walked my …

Healing Trauma with Courtney Armstrong

November 15th, 2018


Trauma is such a heavy word and when we think about overcoming it, many of us feel defeated or that it could take a lifetime. In today's show we …

The Power of Acceptance

November 8th, 2018


Many people think acceptance is weak or it's something we do when we are defeated. It's actually the opposite. There is great power in acceptance. It's a choice we make from a clear intentional place within. When we do …

A Deeper Understanding of The Adult Chair

November 1st, 2018


After four years of this podcast, I felt like it was time for a refresher of the three chairs. In this show, I discuss where the Adult Chair model …

Healing Abandonment

October 25th, 2018


Abandonment can leave an incredible wound inside of us. We do our best to bury it and not feel that pain but it leaves its mark on us. We move through life unconsciously guarded and ready for abandonment to happen …

Own Your Reality

October 18th, 2018


There is huge power in owning our reality, yet most of us don't know how. We hide behind masks to cover our true selves up and show up in the world how we think others want us to be. This can be exhausting and so …

Codependency: Ending the Addiction to "Help" Others.

October 11th, 2018


We feel responsible for fixing and taking care of others. When we aren't "helping", we may feel anxious or useless. These could be symptoms of …

Integrating the Self

October 4th, 2018


When we experience a trauma, there is a part of us that can get stuck in time, yet we continue to physically grow. Part of the work of the Adult …

Healing from Betrayal

September 27th, 2018


Betrayal is the worst kind of pain. It blindsides us, it can shock us and leave us in total disbelief. We wonder how we can move through such pain and feel ok again. In this show, Michelle shares her own experiences …

Conscious Uncoupling - How to end relationships well. with Katherine Woodward Thomas

September 20th, 2018


A Guided Meditation for Finding Inner Strength, Your Voice and Empowerment

September 19th, 2018


Life can be overwhelming at times and it can cause us to lose ourselves. This may look like difficulty in making decisions, setting boundaries and or …

Helping your Kids Cope with Anxiety with Sharon Selby

September 13th, 2018


It seems like a growing number of kids today are suffering from anxiety. As parents and caregivers of these kids, witnessing their anxiety can leave us feeling helpless and not sure what to do. Often times, what we do …

How to Stop Imploding, Stress, Anxiety and Ruminating Thoughts.

September 6th, 2018


Anxiety, ruminating thoughts, stress and negative impulses can make us feel like we are imploding! When we implode, it feels like our world is …

Meditation 28: Connect to your Higher Self

September 6th, 2018


We are born with a divine connection and guidance system. This part of us is the spiritual aspect of who we are, the part of us that is wise, all-knowing and always connected with us, that is always guiding us and …

When Relationships End

August 30th, 2018


People change and relationships end. This can be such a painful time but also a time of great change, perhaps positive change. In the episode today, …

Harness Your Powerful Flow State

August 23rd, 2018


We use statements like, "I'm so in the flow today, everything fell perfectly into place." We also hear, "I was so out of the flow today, it was the worst day." Does this "flow state" randomly happen to us or can we …

The Way Out Is In

August 16th, 2018


“How do I find my way out?”

What are you in? That doesn’t matter! If you’re in a situation that is painful, scaring you, causing you discomfort, no …

Becoming "Aware" with Dr. Dan Siegel

August 9th, 2018


I could not be more excited about today’s show! Dr. Dan Siegel joins me to talk about his new book Aware, and the work he’s been doing that can …

The Power of Letting Go with Karen Campion

August 2nd, 2018


We’re back! I’m thrilled to be back to the podcast after our summer break, a break that’s been filled with much emotion for me personally. I share that experience with my friend Karen Campion on the show this week as we …

Meditation 27: A guided-meditation and exercise for releasing shame

July 5th, 2018


Unfortunately, we all experience shame at some point in our lives, some of us more than others. In this guided meditation exercise, you will be …

Learn to Live Authentically with guest Sandra Rojo

June 28th, 2018


How do I live authentically?

If you find yourself asking that question, you’re not alone. I hear this from clients practically daily, each feeling a connection with the concept, knowing they’re disconnected from their …

Finding Peace within Pain with Rea Wright

June 14th, 2018


Pain can feel heavy, like a dark cloud that won't go away. We often times don't realize that we are carrying our pain with us from the past, in hopes that something or someone will make it magically go away. Today, Rea …

Deepening the Adult Chair using the wisdom of the Enneagram with Ramona Reid

June 7th, 2018


The Enneagram is a personality typing system that helps us to identify more clearly who we are, and is an exciting tool that is gaining in popularity …

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

May 31st, 2018


This week on the show I have a guest to talk to us about one of the most misunderstood and over-used labels I’ve run across: borderline personality disorder. Dr. Robin Arthur is a fantastic and knowledgeable expert who …

Healing Shame

May 24th, 2018


It’s a little bit of a heavy subject today, but it’s one we have to talk about: Healing our Shame. It’s a subject that crosses my office practically daily in insidious and subversive ways. Shame contaminates our work …

Patti Elledge teaches us how to heal our attachment wounds

May 10th, 2018


I adore our guest today! Patti Elledge joins us to talk about adult attachment wounds. She’s a brilliant therapist and practitioner and gives us so …

Stopping Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm from The Adult Chair

May 3rd, 2018


What do we do when we feel like we just can’t put one more thing on our plates? When the people we love and care about are expecting so much from us, it feels like we’re suffocating? When our career obligations …

Meditation 26: A guided meditation to relieve anxiety and overwhelm

May 2nd, 2018


The rush of anxiety and overwhelm can quickly take over our experience of the world. Being equipped with the tools to ease that experience is central …

Breaking Negative Patterns & Programs

April 26th, 2018


The only way you’re going to heal is to own your life. That’s the overriding message of the show today and it comes thanks to the story of a fabulous …

Stories & Assumptions

April 19th, 2018


We do everything we can to keep ourselves safe and loved in the world. To do this, we look to the past and gather up stories and then based on those stories we project into the future based on assumptions. Living like …

Meditation to remove inherited dysfunctional or unhealthy beliefs

April 17th, 2018


As children, we unknowingly inherit dysfunctional or unhealthy beliefs. This meditation takes you on a journey to find your true self and along the way, remove the inherited unhealthy and dysfunctional beliefs. Find …

Men & Emotions with Ted Klontz

April 12th, 2018


Ted is back! This time we're kicking it off with a big question about men and emotions, but I guarantee you there are some surprises in store from there! Ted shares his personal journey to understanding, learning to …

How to help others to move into their Adult Chair

April 5th, 2018


I get this question all the time: “how to do I get (fill in the blank loved-one here) to get into their Adult Chair?!” I get it. You’re doing all …

Essential Oils with Annie Waugh

March 29th, 2018


Annie Waugh is an integrative therapist and dear friend and she’s joining me on the show today to talk about an area of particular expertise: …

Shannon Thomas talks Narcissism, Gaslighting, and Healing from Hidden Abuse

March 22nd, 2018


Shannon Thomas sits down in the adult chair with me today to talk about narcissism, gaslighting, and other forms of abuse and emotional trauma that …

It's All About YOU!

March 15th, 2018


Go ahead and say it out loud right now: “It’s all about me!” My clients have a lot of trouble saying it, as if it gets stuck in their throats. But being able to say that it’s all about you isn’t selfish, it’s ownership! …

Love Addiction-Love Avoidant with Karen Gelstein

March 8th, 2018


Karen Gelstein is another of my favorite people. She’s a therapist based out of New York City and when you hear what she has to say on love addiction, love avoidance, narcissism in the show this week you’re definitely …

Soothing Cannot be Outsourced

March 1st, 2018


This week on the show I'm thrilled to welcome one of my precious clients and author of one of my very favorite quotes on healing, “soothing cannot be outsourced.” Susan introduces us to her journey of discovery in the …

Episode 100: Self-Love!

February 22nd, 2018


What an amazing milestone! Never in a million years would I have imagined the love and grace I've discovered in the audience of this podcast. Thank …

Meditation 23: You Are Worthy

February 16th, 2018


One of the most cherished, empowering, and attractive experiences in a relationship comes when both partners are strong in the belief of their own worthiness in the world. This meditation serves as a reminder of that …

Meditation 22: Forgiveness

February 16th, 2018


Carrying around feelings of blame, shame, anger, sadness, or apathy from un-forgiveness can be incredibly heavy on us. This forgiveness meditation will help you to gain a new perspective with the person or event that …

Meditation 21: Setting Boundaries

February 16th, 2018


Many of us grow up learning to please others, to give up our personal space to ensure others are ok before ourselves. We violate our personal space …

Meditation 20: Cleansing Relationships and Cutting Cords

February 16th, 2018


Throughout our lives we experience relationship challenges, changes or even relationships that end. This is life. Often times we have a difficult …

Meditation 19: Setting Goals and Achieving Success

February 16th, 2018


Reset your mind and body to the new frequency of you: a person of vision, accomplishment, success, and light. 

Let us journey.

This meditation helps to reprogram the mind with empowered thoughts that enable you to set …

Meditation 18: Reprogramming Limiting Beliefs

February 16th, 2018


This meditation will reprogram the thoughts and beliefs we hold of ourselves that constrain us, those that prevent us from being who we are truly …

Meditation 17: A guided meditation for clearing anxiety, stress and worry — for adults and teens

February 16th, 2018


This is a meditation to release anxiety, stress and worry. Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and allow yourself to relax and become fully …

Meditation 16: Healing Codependency: A Guided Meditation

February 16th, 2018


A healing inner child meditation for codependency, negative programming, and lack of self-love.

Let us journey.

Meditation 14: A Guided Meditation for Finding Your True Self

February 16th, 2018


We spend a lot of time searching for who we are on the outside of us when the direction we need to go instead is on the inside. 

Let us travel.

Meditation 13: Cleansing the Overwhelm

February 16th, 2018


This meditation is excellent for anyone feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed. In this meditation, we ground and cleanse to regain peace back in the present moment.

Meditation 12: A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath

February 16th, 2018


To live as an empath means taking on the emotional and energetic burdens of the world around us. In this month's mediation, I offer you a cleansing and grounding journey, a meditation to center you and help you find …

Meditation 11: A 5-Minute Self-Love Meditation with Michelle

February 16th, 2018


This 5-minute meditation promotes relaxation, healing, and self- love. It’s a wonderful meditation for emotional healing and/or physical healing or …

Meditation 10: A 1-Minute Relaxation Meditation with Michelle

February 16th, 2018


No time for meditation? No more excuses! This one minute meditation promotes relaxation, brings you back to balance and create a sense of peace. It’s …

Meditation 9: A 10-Minute Meditation for Creating Your Heart's Desire

February 16th, 2018


This 10-minute guided meditation will take you through a seven-step process to increase your manifestation success. It is an easy to follow creation …

Meditation 8: A 10-Minute Meditation to relieve Stress, Overwhelm, and Anxiety

February 16th, 2018


This 10-minute meditation will help you relieve stress and anxiety all year round. With a daily practice, you'll begin to find great inner strength from meditation — I hope you'll use this to begin to discover the …

Meditation 7: Summer of Love

February 16th, 2018


Meditation 6: Severing Old Patterns

February 16th, 2018


Do you feel stuck? Do you continue to fall into the same dysfunctional patterns? This guided meditation helps to clear those patterns and make way for new empowering experiences. 

Meditation 5: Accessing our Inner Child

February 16th, 2018


We use this meditation to find and access our Inner Child. This is the part of us that is the container for our true feelings, true needs and innocence. 

Meditation 4: Opening to Love

February 16th, 2018


This is a guided heart opening meditation. It helps with opening our hearts to love from others and in loving ourselves.

Meditation 3: Inviting In Truth

February 16th, 2018


Clears away old stories and limiting beliefs that are keeping us stuck and are in the way of living our most authentic lives. 

Meditation 2: Purification Meditation

February 16th, 2018


A guided meditation for purifying our selves and releasing old, disempowered thoughts, wounds and emotions (both unconscious and conscious) and …

Meditation 1: Grounding Meditation

February 16th, 2018


A guided meditation for when we feel scattered, spacey, “not all here.” Grounding helps with focus, feeling present and awareness. It is beneficial to do this meditation daily. When we ground we are anchoring ourselves …


February 13th, 2018


Most of us grew up thinking that vulnerability equals weakness. Let's get this straight right off the top: that is absolutely not true. This week on …

Transforming Triggers!

February 8th, 2018


Trouble staying in your Adult Chair when you're triggered? Me too! This week, I have a story all about my own triggering experience and I want to use …

DriveTime Download: Healing Trauma

February 1st, 2018


Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. From single events to long-running experiences that take away our sense of safety and security. Even if it …

DriveTime Download: Clearing Anxiety

January 25th, 2018


Leaving work and feeling inspired — I have a new Drivetime Download for you! This week, I want to talk all about clearing anxiety. It’s a massive trigger for so many of us this time of year, coming through my clients …

Creating Personal Change from The Adult Chair

January 18th, 2018


We’re in the middle of January right now and if you’re like most of us, you’re probably already giving up on some of your well-intentioned …

An Astrologer's View of New Year Transitions with Rachel Lang

January 11th, 2018


Were you feeling unnaturally thankful that 2017 ended, that you were embarking on a new journey for 2018? You’re not alone, and today’s guest is …

Drivetime Download: Grief

December 21st, 2017


Michelle is in the car again, this time answering some community questions on how to handle grief, particularly during the holidays. What do you from …

Managing Holiday Gatherings from The Adult Chair

December 14th, 2017


The holidays are upon is, and as a result more and more people are writing us to ask how you handle difficult family gatherings from the Adult Chair. …

What do I do with my anger?

December 7th, 2017


So many of us are afraid of our anger. We use language like, “don’t go there” or “stay calm”. We to push it down and shove it away and teach ourselves to hide from it, and hide it from others. In fact, this is the …

Stay Connected to Yourself and End Overwhelm at the Holidays

November 30th, 2017


Simple proximity to the holidays on the calendar can be a trigger for many of us. We watch as the days tick by, feeling the pressure of the holidays …

Feeling Our Feelings with Ramona Reid

November 23rd, 2017


I’m back with my dear friend Ramona Reid on her radio show, Holistic Revolution Radio this week! Actually, this show was recorded last month, but we …

How to End Suffering

November 15th, 2017


Suffering comes from the Adolescent Chair. That’s the part of us that creates stories to fill in the holes in our daily narrative, and that’s where …

Take Responsibility and End the Victim Mentality

November 9th, 2017


The victim is powerless. They feel sorry for themselves. They see the world as one of fault and innocence, black and white. They believe others are …

The Power of Gratitude

November 2nd, 2017


Over 30 years ago, we started hearing about positive psychology as a field of study in psychology. Gratitude, optimism, forgiveness, happiness, and …

The Power and the Promise of Journaling

October 26th, 2017


Never considered yourself much of a journaler? I get it. I’ve heard all the reasons, too. Not enough time. Not sure what to write. Can’t keep up with …

Raising Self-Esteem

October 19th, 2017


Many of us have a fragile relationship with our self-esteem. Even those who wear a brave face may be struggling inside, fighting negative self-talk and our history of lack of validation. Today, we’re talking about …

Building True Connections from The Adult Chair

October 12th, 2017


Ready for better relationships in your life? Perhaps you crave deeper connections, healthier relationships with better communication? In today’s show, I talk about how to do just that. Most of us weren’t taught how to …

DriveTime Download: Turbulent Times Equals Change is Coming

October 5th, 2017


Does your life ever feel just plain turbulent? Your relationships are off center, you're questioning your most important decisions, you're full of …

Katie Hendricks Brings Plain Talk on Relationships and Intimacy in The Adult Chair

September 28th, 2017


We’re nearing the end of our series on relationships and for our next-to-last episode, we have one of our favorite people on the hook to answer some of your best and most personal questions about your long-term …

DriveTime Download: How do I Feel My Emotions? A special for Facebook Members!

September 21st, 2017


So many of us have no idea how to feel our emotions. For a variety of reasons, we are simply just not in touch with them, or even cut ourselves off from feeling them, (unless they are happy emotions.) There is great …

Raising Teens from Your Adult Chair with James Wellborn

September 14th, 2017


We all want that one manual for parenting teens but where is it? What do we do when we find out our teen has been drinking, using drugs, or vaping? For parents, this can be triggering and scary! Our goal is to learn to …

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Peace with Buddhist Noah Levine

September 7th, 2017


What does it mean to find happiness? Noah Levine tried to find it — with motorcycles and leather jackets and drugs and more — only to discover that the true path to happiness is on the inside. Since then, he’s become …

DriveTime Download: What do you do with pain?

August 31st, 2017


Once again, the car has shown itself to be a terrific vessel for inspiration! So many clients have been facing this central question that I found it a great time step back and share some guiding thoughts. When we …

Mindful Eating from The Adult Chair

August 24th, 2017


We’re continuing our series on mindfulness and food this week with a conversation on Mindful Eating. What does it mean to eat mindfully? Which chair …

Is Fasting in Your Future? IDM's Megan Ramos Answers your Ketosis and Fasting Questions!

August 17th, 2017


When we live in our Adult Chair, we live in the healthiest version of ourselves. This is not just about living an emotionally healthy lifestyle, but …

Start your Feng Shui Journey with Tisha Morris

August 10th, 2017


Our guest today is Tisha Morris, founder of Earth Home and bestselling author on Feng Shui and the energy of our spaces. We wanted to have Tisha on …

The Healing Power of Breath with Michelle D'Avella

August 3rd, 2017


Today, we’re talking about your breath. Yes, we all breathe, but how often do you think about the way your breathing impacts your emotional well being or your physical health or your ability to respond to stress and …

REBROADCAST — 26: Boundaries vs Confrontation

July 27th, 2017


“If I don’t learn to take care of myself, who will?"

Boundaries and confrontations are two very different things. One teaches others how we want to be treated and the other is getting in someone’s face to illicit …

REBROADCAST — 25: Relationship Rescue!

July 20th, 2017


We're still on vacation! But this week we bring you an old favorite from October 2015. This week: Relationships!

Need help with a relationship? …

REBROADCAST — 7: Fighting Fables: Facing our Stories and Assumptions

July 13th, 2017


We're taking the month off so this week, a classic from deep in the archives! This week on the show, we’re talking about stories. 

An example: You’re on the highway. Someone races up next to you and cuts into your lane. …

The New Year, Energy & Inclusion with Ramona Reid

July 6th, 2017


Happy July everybody! We’re taking the month off with new shows but we have some good stuff to share on the podcast even while we’re on vacation! …

The Challenge to Change Black & White Thinking!

June 29th, 2017


What is black and white thinking? It’s thinking in extremes and absolutes. We’re for something or against something else, and in between there is

I am not your lifejacket! — Ending Codependency in Relationships

June 22nd, 2017


It’s not your job to fix those most important to you. Not your mom, not your dad, not your parents, not your friends… and when you take ownership of the responsibility for others’ well-being such that it impacts your …

Gaining Confidence in Relationships with Intimidating People

June 15th, 2017


Clint from Cape Town, South Africa writes in with a comment and question we wanted to face head on this week. It’s a terrific question and one we’ve all faced at some time or another in our lives. He writes: “I have …

Ending Relationships From our Adult Chair

June 8th, 2017


The ending of relationships can be hard, especially when we don’t understand why they are ending or feel hurt over how they ended. When we look at …

"I don't do emotions"

June 1st, 2017


We all experience emotional pain off and on throughout our lives. Relationships end, people and pets die, jobs end. Pain could be just around the …

The Secret to Helping Others Through Pain

May 18th, 2017


When we are met with a friend or family member in pain — or grief, sadness, really any emotion — our instinct is to console them, to somehow help …

How to Connect With Your Inner Child

May 11th, 2017


Have you ever found yourself listening to us talking about connecting to our inner child, and wondered, “right, I get it, but how?” We’re going to help you today! The hardest part about doing this inner child work on …

Parenting Teens with the Adult Chair

May 4th, 2017


As our kids move into their teenage years, they begin to distance themselves from us as parents. It’s perfectly normal! But that doesn’t make it any easier on us, and it forces us to change our approach to communicating …

Arielle Ford is here to help you manifest your soulmate!

April 27th, 2017


According to Arielle Ford, one in three relationships that end in marriage start online today. And she ought to know; her work in the field of relationships over the last 30 years has earned her the title, “The Fairy …

Facing Our Relationship with Food, Sugar, and Addiction with Karly Randolph Pitman

April 20th, 2017


Our relationship with food is supposed to be one of healthful nurturing, building a strong family and community connection, growth and bounty. But …

Building Your Meditation Practice

April 13th, 2017


If you’re a regular listener, you know how much I love meditation. While most of us don’t actually have a regular meditation practice, that doesn’t …

Breaking Patterns

April 4th, 2017


Your life is a revolving door. You date the same people. You report to the same bosses. Over and over again, in spite of the effort you’re making to …

Surviving Middle School — Sage Advice from Parenting Expert Michelle Icard

March 30th, 2017


Navigating the murky waters of middle school can be tough on a kid. But navigating the murky waters of parenting a middle schooler can be even …

Sad, Lonely and Empty

March 23rd, 2017


We cover our feelings with numbing agents. Food. Alcohol. Work. The drive of our adolescent chair tells us that if we only had something to fill …

Cataloging the results of our Childhood Programming with Lisa Romano

March 16th, 2017


The baggage we bring with us to adulthood can be stunningly resilient. Relationships with our family, friends, and mentors have a staying power far …

What do I do with my Feelings and Emotions?

March 9th, 2017


As humans, we feel things deeply. Many of us cope with those feelings — particularly the negative ones — with some sort of numbing agent like food, …

What’s Life Like in the Adult Chair?

March 2nd, 2017


The journey of The Adult Chair is not one of a destination, but rather an understanding. This week on the show, we talk about the confusion that can …

Narcissism, Codependence, and the Self-Love Deficit with Ross Rosenberg

February 23rd, 2017


Today on the show, Ross Rosenberg joins us to talk about narcissism and codependence. The concepts are tied together, says Ross, and he spends much of his work helping others understand this spectrum through his concept …

What is Life Like in the Adult Chair?

February 15th, 2017


What’s life like in the Adult Chair?

Hi everyone! I felt really inspired today when I was in the shower and I decided to record my inspiration while …

Meditation 15: I Am Love

February 14th, 2017


We're nothing but love, and we don't have to do anything to get it, for it is within.

Let’s Talk about Sex.

February 9th, 2017


Yes, it’s true: intimacy is about more than just sex. But the physiological and psychological benefits of investing time and attention on your sex …

Keys to a Successful Relationship

February 2nd, 2017


It’s February! That means we’re entering the season of love around these parts, and what better time is there to talk about the keys to a successful, …

Find your Authentic Self at the Heart of Your Enneagram

January 26th, 2017


The Enneagram provides us a method for understanding our own personality in terms of our relationship with the world and our true selves. This week on the show, I sit down with our friend Ramona Reid of Nashville Center …

The Art of Surrender

January 19th, 2017


When we surrender, we’re choosing to let go of control of a situation. It’s consciously letting go of the ego and drive to dominate a situation with …

Am I a Fraud? Imposter Syndrome and You!

January 5th, 2017


I am a Fraud!

There. I said it out loud.

Does it sound familiar? For many of you, it probably does. The voice of the imposter is a voice that lives …

Michelle joins Ramona Reid on Holistic Revolution Radio

December 22nd, 2016


Want to learn how to love yourself, take off your masks, and live more authentically? Here’s the place to do it! Listen to this replay of Michelle’s …

Are You an Empath?

December 8th, 2016


Do you feel emotions deeply? Do you know how others are feeling, sometimes before they do? Do you struggle with fatigue or overwhelm? You may be an empath.

This show is all about empaths. It's more than a discussion of …

The Many Faces of Depression

November 10th, 2016


For so many, the experience of “depression” is actually the experience of getting “stuck.” When we get stuck and feel like we have no options, we can fall into hopelessness and helplessness. Emotions like these are ones …

How do you teach your child to sit in the adult chair?

October 27th, 2016


If you’re a human parent, you’ve probably faced some version of this question. How do you teach your kids how to be emotionally present in the world? How to protect themselves and be assertive, and how to live with …

How do you set the tone of your day?

October 13th, 2016


So many clients have been coming to me dealing with daily stress. You know the feeling — you might not be able to put your finger on it, but the …

Introverts & Extroverts — Which one are you?

September 29th, 2016


“Sometimes I think my son is a complete shut-in.”

“I just need to escape.”

“Crowds make me feel like my world is closing in.”

What do you think about when you read those lines? Familiar? Foreign? Frustrating? These …

Living through Cancer in The Adult Chair

September 15th, 2016


This is another of our very special episodes! Connie is a client and dear friend and has joined me today for a conversation around her experience from the beginning of her diagnosis with aggressive breast cancer, …

Inviting your Relationship into the Adult Chair with Michelle and Graham Chalfant

July 28th, 2016


Worlds collide! This week on the show, for the very first time in over three years, Pete and I got to meet face-to-face! Even better than that, …

Breaking Down Barriers with “Liz”

July 14th, 2016


Today I’m celebrating my friends! A few weeks back I shared an incredible meal with some of my closest friends and, if you’re a listener of this show …

Finding the Motivation to Change with Dr. Ted Klontz

June 30th, 2016


We all get lost. It’s perfectly natural as human beings to get stuck in the forest, to get scared of the dark, to get lonely and feel our courage drift away. As our guest today so rightly shares, “we have to get used to …

Addiction & Forgiveness in the Home

June 16th, 2016


This week’s show comes courtesy of a listener with some incredibly important questions around addiction, living with family suffering with addictive behaviors, and forgiving an emotionally distant parent. These are HUGE …

Who's sitting in my Adolescent Chair?

June 2nd, 2016


Just because we might be considered adults chronologically doesn’t mean we’re always acting our age! That’s the psychological trick of the Chairs, …

Dr. Dodge Rea — Introducing the GRACE Sequence

May 19th, 2016


It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Dr. Dodge Rea, the originator of The GRACE Sequence. This is one of the most powerful, easy-to-use …

Mindfulness and Sitting with our Negative Emotions

May 5th, 2016


You can’t heal negative emotions. They exist, and we all move in and out of them throughout our days, weeks … our whole lives. But with an …

Parenting in the 21st Century — Growing Healthy Teens with guest Dr. James Wellborn

April 21st, 2016


Dr. James Wellborn is a clinical psychologist who specializes in individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents addressing …

How do we become Conscious Parents?

April 7th, 2016


Becoming a conscious parent means getting to know yourself well enough that you don’t let your own emotions get in the way of understanding who your kids are growing up to be. That’s harder than it sounds, and requires …

Mastering Forgiveness

March 10th, 2016


Forgiveness is a deeply personal thing. But whether you label yourself as a “forgiving person” because you’re afraid of conflict in the adolescent …

Returning to your Seat of Power

February 25th, 2016


Some days, it just feels like the world is conspiring against you. These are the days that shake our confidence, our sense of peace, our ability to …

Learning to Date Yourself

February 12th, 2016


It’s February! With all the talk of love in the air leading into this Valentine’s Day weekend, we thought it just the right time to share our own spin on romance: learning to date yourself! This is such an important …

The Code author Tony Borroughs on Intention and The Highest Good

January 28th, 2016


Envision Only Positive Outcomes

So says Tony Burroughs this week as we continue our conversation on intentionality. Tony’s work is all around intentions; he’s co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good and one of …

The Power of Intention

January 14th, 2016


It’s January! With the turn of the New Year come all sorts of promises we make to ourselves as we look to make change in our lives. From losing …

Getting Started with Meditation

December 14th, 2015


Want to learn how to de-stress and find balance in the holiday season or anytime throughout the year?  Meditation is a wonderful practice that can do …

Who are you? Self-validation & Projection

November 25th, 2015


When we look outside of ourselves for validation for who we are, we become dependent on others for our sense of self and happiness. When we learn to self-validate, we become internally strong in knowing who we are. We …

Boundaries vs Confrontation

November 5th, 2015


“If I don’t learn to take care of myself, who will?"

Boundaries and confrontations are two very different things. One teaches others how we want to be treated and the other is getting in someone’s face to elicit change. …

Relationship Rescue

October 22nd, 2015


Need help with a relationship? Whether it be your partner, family member, or friend, this information will shift how you interact in relationships. In today’s podcast we discuss ways to improve relationships using …

Communicating with our Inner Child — A Session with Sarah

October 8th, 2015


We get triggered, feel painful emotions and go into “fix it mode.” The answer to our triggers and pain is to find the core emotion and go into it. …

How do I find my Adult Chair in the middle of an emotional storm?

September 24th, 2015


The concept of the Adult Chair is simple. We live in the moment, in fact and truth, set healthy boundaries, feel empowered and we become an observer …

Walking the Spiritual Path: Finding Peace in a Pile of Crap

July 23rd, 2015


Walking the spiritual path is not easy. It’s not instant. It takes practice and dedication. These are the truths of awakening that sometimes plague those on the hunt for instant gratification. More often than not, it’s …

Grounding and the Energy of the Earth with Sarah Weiss

June 17th, 2015


We are beings of energy. It’s how we get up and out of bed in the morning, how we make it through our days, and how we recharge in sleep at night. Our state of being — and our ability to heal — is largely depended on …

Open Up to Voice Dialogue with J. Tamar Stone

June 4th, 2015


Our guest today is J. Tamar Stone. I’m so excited to introduce Tamar’s work to you today as she is not only capable of amazing things, her concept of …

The Law of Attraction

May 21st, 2015


This week on the show, we’re taking on the Law of Attraction. You may have heard of the Law of Attraction as it was popularized in the book, “The …

Healing the Mother Wound with Bethany Webster

May 7th, 2015


Timing is everything, right? And just in time for Mother’s Day, we have an amazing conversation with an amazing woman and healer. Bethany Webster …

Finding Hope in the Face of Life's Greatest Challenges

April 23rd, 2015


Karen Campion is one of my very favorite people. She’s a holistic therapist and her inner child and alternative therapies have helped so many people …

Cultivating Our Deepest Connections

April 16th, 2015


I had a conversation with my husband this week that got me thinking about connections. Human connections. So this week on the show I want to talk about how we support one another when we need it most, when we’re …

Tapping Your Way to Pain-Free with EFT

April 9th, 2015


I can’t wait for you to hear this podcast—it may be the most fun I've had hearing Pete have his mind blown!

This week, we're talking about EFT, or "Emotional Freedom Technique." You may have heard of it referred to as …

The Shadow

April 2nd, 2015


We strive to be whole and complete but deny the parts of us that embarrass us, that we hate and try and hide. These are our shadow parts. It is …

Accessing our Inner Child — A Meditation with Michelle

March 26th, 2015


Over the last few weeks, we’ve addressed some powerful topics. From approaching anxiety, to codependency, and finally love addiction/love avoidance. …

Love Addiction & Love Avoidance with Special Guest Sarah Bridge

March 18th, 2015


Love addiction and love avoidance define the relationship struggles for many of us as we enter deeper emotional connection throughout the course of our lives. These are damaging patterns and represent a long-running …

Codependency: I'm OK if You're OK

March 3rd, 2015


Codependency represents a range of social and emotional behaviors generally described as an emotional or psychological reliance on another — a …

Anxiety & Fear — In Practice with "Lola"

February 24th, 2015


Anxiety is a demon. It is the state in which we live uncomfortably between a past we will never have again, and a future fraught with uncertainty. …

Addressing Addictions

February 17th, 2015


Addictions are subtle, insidious monsters, and they can take roost inside all of us. We’re not just talking about the addictions we see in movies or television. We’re not just talking about the addictions we sleight, …

Want a successful relationship? Have a seat in the Adult Chair

February 10th, 2015


The strongest relationships in our lives come when we are able to communicate with our partner from our adult chair, and they are communicating with …

Fighting Fables: Facing our Stories & Assumptions

February 4th, 2015


This week on the show, we’re talking about stories.

An example: You’re on the highway. Someone races up next to you and cuts into your lane. You’re surprised and scared for an instant, which leads to frustration — and …

Creating the Best Relationships with Our Selves

January 13th, 2015


Of all the relationships in our lives, the relationship we carry on with our self is most notable. It is the one relationship that is with us all our lives, through our highs and lows, and yet it is most often …

Addressing Our Triggers

December 23rd, 2014


Happy holidays to all! And with the holiday season upon us, let’s make a collective promise to keep cool heads as we’re tossed in all sorts of crazy …

The Adult Chair

December 16th, 2014


Over the past two weeks, our conversation has centered on the child and adolescent chairs, moving from the creativity and trust of the child to the …

The Adolescent Chair

December 12th, 2014


The adolescent represents the formative emotional years erupting from the child. The adolescent is developing the ego, conceptualizing right and left …

The Child Chair

December 2nd, 2014


As humans, we’ve worked for years to understand our inner child and the role the child plays in our adult psyche. It can be an enormous and elusive …

Introducing The Adult Chair — Meeting Michelle

November 21st, 2014


Welcome to The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant.

Michelle Chalfant has been a seeker her whole life. Through her own journey of discovery and her …

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