The Morning Ritual

Lilly Balch

  • 14 minutes 37 seconds
    Welcome Back: Life Updates + 3 Takeaways from Starting a Business

    The Morning Ritual is BACK! In today’s episode, I share what I’ve been up to for the past 6 months, the three big lessons I've learned since taking a break from the show, and what to expect from the season ahead.

    I'm super excited to announce that I’ve opened a yoga and sound healing studio in London called The Space! Are you based in London or have friends in England? Check us out and spread the love at www.thespacelondon.co.uk.

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    17 July 2024, 5:00 am
  • 38 minutes 4 seconds
    Dana Slamp on What it Means to Recognize the Divine Within

    In today’s episode Dana Slamp talks about divinity and what it means to have a non-transactional relationship to the divine. Dana shares her recent experience of the divine mother and how that has changed her mindset completely. 

    Write in your questions for us to address in part 2 to [email protected] 

    Meanwhile, you can find Dana at danaslamp.com and learn more about Prema Yoga Institute here. 

    RESOURCES: 

    Splitting - Here is an article with additional information on splitting.

    Bhakti Yoga - For more information on Bhakti Yoga, here is an article

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    6 March 2024, 2:06 pm
  • 13 minutes 13 seconds
    Meditation: Caring for your WHOLE self

    In today's practice we invite our WHOLE self into this moment, caring for all the layers of our being. This meditation will leave you feeling grounded, relaxed and supported.

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    28 February 2024, 5:00 am
  • 45 minutes 50 seconds
    Merging Spirituality & Business with Kara Ladd

    Kara Ladd is an award-winning multimedia entrepreneur & journalist known for her catalytic storytelling, purpose-driven thought leadership and boutique consultancy. In today's conversation, Kara and I talk about breaking the binary between spirituality and business, the daily rituals that help us prevent burnout and how to live with more alignment and intention.

    Learn more about Kara here.

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    21 February 2024, 5:00 am
  • 16 minutes 56 seconds
    Meditation: What is an ‘open heart’?

    Today’s episode is a guided meditation exploring what it means to live with an open heart. How can we release the weight and pressure of life and feel into an expansive, free, warm and open heart?

    You can find the journal prompts that go with today's practice here.

    Join our February Gathering:

    The Morning Ritual's February Gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 28th at 12pm EST. Grab your ticket here. TMR's monthly gathering is FREE for our paid subscribers on Substack. Join our Substack community for free access.

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    14 February 2024, 5:00 am
  • 42 minutes 29 seconds
    How your mindset affects your physical health with Dr. Chiti Parikh

    Dr. Chiti Parikh, co-founder of the Integrative Health and Wellbeing at NewYork-Presbyterian in collaboration with Weill Cornell, has dedicated her life to combining the best of eastern and western medicine. In today’s episode we dive into the power that our mind has over our physical wellbeing, the seven ancient health secrets, mindful eating, and the future of holistic health in a western healthcare system.

    Learn more about Dr. Chiti Parikh here.

    *ANNOUNCEMENT: The Morning Ritual's February Gathering will be held on Wednesday, February 28th at 12pm EST. Grab your ticket here. TMR's monthly gathering is FREE for our paid subscribers on Substack. Join our Substack community for free access.

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    7 February 2024, 5:00 am
  • 13 minutes 42 seconds
    Meditation: Learn to Respond, Not React

    Today's practice is all about responding versus reacting to life. Mindfulness allows us to see the space between stimulus and response and gives us the power to choose our response. I hope that you enjoy today's practice.

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    ***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.



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    31 January 2024, 5:00 am
  • 34 minutes 31 seconds
    Permission to Rest with Ashley Neese

    Ashley Neese is a renowned breathwork teacher, author, parent, and land steward. She has spent over a decade working at the intersections of embodiment, transformation, and renewal. In today’s conversation Ashley and I cover:

    {2:10} Ashley’s story and journey towards a more restful existence 

    {6:25} What is rest? What is not rest?

    {10:20} Why do we find it so hard to rest? 

    {18:25} The power of daily micro practices 

    {22:30} Navigating breathwork when our breath is constricted or shallow 

    {33:11} Rapid fire questions for Ashley 

    Learn more about Ashley here: https://www.ashleyneese.com/ 

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    24 January 2024, 5:00 am
  • 10 minutes 2 seconds
    Meditation: Meet Yourself Where You Are

    This practice is an invitation to let go of perfectionism and allow yourself to be exactly where you are. By stopping the fight against how we wish to be, we can restore energy and shift our state more effectively than through striving and forcing. 

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    ***The Morning Ritual is sponsored by BetterHelp. For easy, accessible therapy visit www.betterhelp.com/themorningritual for 10% off your first month of therapy.

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    17 January 2024, 5:00 am
  • 36 minutes 6 seconds
    Elena Brower on Working with The Mind + Softening Time

    I’m so delighted to share the conversation that I had with Elena Brower. Mother, mentor, poet, artist, volunteer, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena Brower has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. In today’s episode we discuss: 

    1:18 Elena’s new book Softening Time

    3:55 Elena’s daily practices to help steady the mind 

    7:22 “Don’t believe all of your thoughts” 

    10:33 What is NVC? (Non-Violent Communication) 

    20:00 A quick way to show yourself empathy and compassion 

    23:21 A reading of Elena’s poem “Dear 31 year old self” 

    25:55 Rapid fire question time! 

    29:30 A mini-meditation to set the tone for your day. 


    References: 

    Tracee Stanley’s book The Luminous Self

    Elena’s episode on NYC with Micah Salaberrios

    Learn more about Elena here



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    10 January 2024, 5:00 am
  • 6 minutes 14 seconds
    Announcing Season 10 of TMR! (+ my favorite practice to start the year with)

    Happy New Year!!

    The next season of The Morning Ritual Podcast launches on January 10th and we’ll kick things off with our January Gathering on January 11th! The theme of January’s gathering: Heart-Centered Manifesting. I truly cannot wait.

    Please note, the January Gathering is FREE for all of our paid subscribers on substack.

    Not a paid subscriber? Fear not. You can still register here.



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    8 January 2024, 5:00 am
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