The Science of Light

The Science of Light

Hosted by: Rosemary Holbrook

The Science of Light is a podcast that weaves stories, research, and philosophy to make sense of life. Join me, Rosemary, in exploring holistic wellness topics from a perspective that blends spirituality with science....

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24. Venus, the Rose Lineage, and Divine Feminine Empowerment with Amber Brown-Short

This episode is RICH with resources, stories, and inspiration from Amber Brown-Short, a Divine Feminine Empowerment coach who uses archetypes, embodiment, and so much more to empower women. Amber's story is nothing...
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23. Is this my intuition, or a trauma response?

When you get a "gut feeling" about something, how do you know if it's truly your intuition speaking to you, rather than some pent up emotion or unresolved trauma? Both things (intuition and trauma) can show up in...
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22. Living in Alignment with Nature's Seasons and Cycles using Ayurveda and Astrology

Episode #22

We can all thrive when our routines match our needs--whether that be our physical, personal needs, or the demands of our life. Many wellness professionals preach a one-size-fits-all approach, but yoga, astrology, and...
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21. Perception is Reality: Intro to the Kleshas

Episode #21

Often when we practice yoga, meditation, or study astrology, it is our goal to increase our self-awareness, whether that be of our body sensations and emotions or how we fit into the natural cycles of life. These are...
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20. Dharana: Shiny Object Syndrome and the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Episode #20

Do you ever suffer from shiny object syndrome? Always chasing the next shiny thing? Feeling spread to thin? Feel like your energy is scattered, or even your mind?The sixth limb of yoga, Dharana, asks us to cultivate...
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19. Speak your Dreams into Existence: Cultivating Community for Manifestation

Episode #19

As a motivational speaker named Jim Rohn once said “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This quote is provocative and compelling, but studies have shown that our networks of influence...
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18. Manifesting Your Dreams: Hard Truths and Proven Strategies

Episode #18

Manifesting your dreams is a lifestyle, not a once-and-done event. Listen to this episode to hear some common misconceptions and pitfalls when it comes to manifesting, and then four simple steps to implement these...
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17. Meditation Tips for Resilience: Emotional Awareness vs. Toxic Positivity

Episode #17

We learned in the previous episode with Dr. Marie Cross that meditation and gratitude are science-supported practices for cultivating optimism, positivity, and even better health outcomes. Additionally, at the...
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16. The Science of Smiling with Dr. Marie Cross

Episode #16

On this episode, I interview Dr. Marie Cross, a professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State University, who studies the connection between positivity and health outcomes. Specifically, she studies the effects of...
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15. How to Make Your Body Believe Your Positive Affirmations: Secrets to Manifesting that Sh*t!

Episode #15

Self efficacy is defined as "the belief in one's capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to manage prospective situations" or, to put it more simply, your confidence in your ability to do...
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14. Neural Pathways and Samskaras

Episode #14

Are your habits and patterns serving you? Does your lifestyle feel sattvic (pure) and filled with ease? Chances are, if you're human, the answer to both of those questions is not always. Same here! This episode...
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Vedic Guidance for Living a Richer Life with Christine Rodriguez

Episode #13

In this episode we discuss living a richer life through yoga asana practice, self study, Ayurveda, holistic living through Vedic sciences. We also think through how these practices can be informed by social work...
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