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Soulful Soundbites Podcast


May 22, 2023

Self-Care When Dysregulated with Staci B

Today, I have staci b with me as we talk about self-care. And more specifically, how self-care looks when someone experiences trauma. Staci’s a writer and advocates for trauma-informed systems. She becomes a teacher when she talks about her experiences, learnings, and realizations. And like me, you may find yourself being a student at the school of Staci in this conversation. I invite you to join me!

May 10, 2023

Mothering the Elements with Heather Rarden

Today, I'm with Heather Rarden, and we're talking about mothering the elements - particularly the Earth element. As a Healing Arts Practitioner who works with multiple modalities, Heather brings breadth and depth into the conversation on ways for you to mother the Earth element so that you (and your family) experience more balance in life.

April 26, 2023

What Are You Clutching?

Today I will be more vulnerable than I usually do. I intend to share this as I believe there's something meaningful here for you. I will share a fear I’m clutching that has resurfaced for me and a quite profound metaphor that I came across. Join me!

April 04, 2023

External v. Internal Inputs

Today I'm talking about the difference between external and internal inputs and how they may influence your decision or direction. When you know and appreciate the difference between the two, it lets you discern which input you need and when. This is especially true when you're at a crossroads in life and need direction to move forward.

March 13, 2023

Why I Do This Work

In this episode, I discuss who I am (an endless exercise for me) and why I do this work. I share a few pivotal points in my life, describing how I arrived here, why I feel so moved to do this work, and why I keep showing up for you. I hope there's something you can relate to, find inspiring, or view as an invitation to look inward for yourself.

March 01, 2023

Soulful Evolution with Karyn Flynn

In this episode, I'm talking with Karyn Flynn about what soulful evolution means and how it appears in our lives. We share personal experiences ranging from surrender and acceptance to journaling practices. You don’t want to miss this!

February 13, 2023

A Conscious Mind is a Creative Mind with Sabrina Moyle

In this episode, I bring you into my conversation with Sabrina Moyle as we talk about how a conscious mind is a creative mind. Sabrina shares her personal journey as a creative being and how creativity weaved in and out of her life. We talk about ways creativity often gets stamped out and how to stay in touch with your creativity and overcome creative blocks.

February 02, 2023

Welcome to Season 2

In this episode, I welcome you back, after a short pause, to join me in celebrating my Soulful Soundbites podcast turning one year old! Hurrah! As I enter Season Two, I celebrate highlights and learnings from my first year, unearth the meaning behind the podcast and share what I’m excited about for Season Two.

January 26, 2023

Season 2 Trailer

Hey, friends! If you’re returning, it’s wonderful to have you back. And if you’re new to the podcast, welcome! So if you’re returning or new, I’ll introduce myself since it’s been a few months. I am Erica Smigielski, the host of Soulful Soundbites. Soulful Soundbites is a video and audio podcast series for anyone looking to nourish their soul in practical and relatable ways. This episode is special! We’re celebrating my podcast turning 1 year old!

November 21, 2022

Traveling Abroad with Family

As I wrap up my mini-series highlighting our summer travels, this episode is about traveling abroad with family. Of course, there are hundreds of heartfelt and inspirational quotes about family travels. But that's NOT what this episode is about. Instead, I'm sharing what can happen in the material and subtle worlds when you adventure past the comforts of your home and travel abroad with your family - or those you select as your family. Come join me! And by the way, this episode ends Season 1 so I can pause and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. I hope you do the same and find something you might pause over the holiday to allow yourself space to be in the spirit in whatever way that looks for you.

November 04, 2022

Stonehenge Portal

In the last two episodes, I focused on my summer pilgrimage to connect with the divine feminine. In this episode, I share my travels to Stonehenge, an energy portal that gave me an energetic experience like no other. Come join me on this adventure!

October 25, 2022

Mary Magdalene

I continue to guide you along my summer pilgrimage to connect with the divine feminine. In last week's episode, we visited the Black Madonna Alter in Le Puy, France. Today we're visiting the Mary Magdalene grotto and chapel in Sainte Baume in Southern France. These stories invite you to embark on your own pilgrimage to the sacred feminine so you can integrate with the feminine by harmonizing your masculine and feminine tendencies.

October 17, 2022

Black Madonna

Today I'm sharing an experience. This experience was when we visited the Black Madonna altar in Le Puy, France. This happened when I was on a pilgrimage to connect with the divine feminine over the summer. I'm sharing this with the intention of inviting you to look inward and reflect on a situation in your life when you connected with the divine feminine. And then be in that memory and recollect all that was shown to you from your experience. Allow that memory to be the bridge to your inner world.

October 10, 2022

Energy to Serve Others

At the risk of this episode feeling like a memoir, I'm sharing a personal story about being of service to help you determine how you are of service to others. There's an important differentiation here in knowing where your source of energy comes from when you serve others.

October 03, 2022

Parent/Teen Relationships

If you’re tracking, this is part three of a mini 3-part series about connecting with your teen soulfully. Episode 27 talked about how to soulfully connect with teens as a parent. Episode 28 shared practices my teen daughters offered when I asked how they connect within themselves when navigating their own heavy feelings. And in this episode, I'll unravel why it's tricky, as a parent, to soulfully connect with your teen. So I'll talk about these three things. 1. The birth family's role when connecting with your teen. 2. How karmic patterns muddle the attempts to relate with your teen. 3. And then bring this together to appreciate the complexities of the relationship between you and your teen.

August 10, 2022

Soulful Teen Practices

After last week's episode on how to soulfully connect with teens, I realized there's so much more to say about this topic. And if you missed that episode, give it a listen. It's Episode #27, and you can find it on podcast.sparkpathhealing.com or wherever you listen to your podcast. So today, I'll share some practices my teen daughters offered when I asked how they soulfully connect with themselves when navigating heavy feelings. You know that place within you that brings you comfort and ease. They had loads to offer, so I'm sharing it with you in this episode.

August 04, 2022

Soulfully Approaching Teens

This episode is inspired by a dear friend, confident, and trusted advisor - Clementine Moss. She asks about ways to connect with teenagers to have soulful conversations and introduce spiritual practices. Connecting with teens at a soulful level is essential. They're navigating the demands and slipperiness of school, peers, social media, hormones, adolescence, relationships, and everything in between! They need reliable resources. Today, I'll share a few approaches for parents and practitioners to consider when you soulfully connect with teens.

July 28, 2022

Peaceful Conflict

In this episode, I'll describe – through personal experiences – how conflict resolution looks when you bridge your outer world and your inner world. My hope and intention are that by making this tangible and a bit personal, I'm making it more relatable for you.

July 20, 2022

Trust in a Trusted Community

Today, I'm talking about how a trusted community is essential to the success of your personal growth and transformation. This topic goes deeper than apparent and obvious reasons. I will share four important actions you should take for a trusted community to bring you 90% closer to your goals.

July 11, 2022

Compassion at Work

I'm often asked about practical ways I bridge what I do in my client healing practice with my business consulting practice. In this episode, I'll talk about compassion at work and share pragmatic ways you can bring kindness into your work and your life. I'll do this through the lens of being awake and whole as a light being and how that looks in a work setting through practices and acts of kindness.

July 06, 2022

Step Into the Cosmic River

Today, I'm talking about the astrological events in July that influence us and set the direction for the next 15 years. I'll step you into the cosmic river, so you can be intentional this month and set the tone for the years ahead.

June 27, 2022

Make Meaningful Connections

Today, I'm talking about why it's essential to find connections within yourself and amongst each other. Meaningful connections provide you with a sense of community. And when you make those connections from a place of awakening and alignment - you are energized and experience a visceral shift! And the kicker is that these two conditions - living in alignment with your life energy and connecting with like-minded beings - ignite fireworks for the collective! Join me as I unwrap for you the significance of making meaningful connections.

June 21, 2022

Reflect in the Summer Solstice

I am dropping today's episode one day early to celebrate the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. The summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight and the brightest day of the year. It's a time for you to be seen in your essence! In this episode, I lead you through a series of inquiries to celebrate your uniqueness and activate the direction you're headed. And divinely enough, this is my 21st episode that will land on the 21st of June. I love when these subtle synchronicities happen.

June 14, 2022

Natural Tendencies

In this episode, I'm sharing some fascinating results from recent polls reflecting your natural reaction or impulses. I found them incredibly surprising. Then I'll unearth what these tendencies may be symbolizing for you (and me!).