October 2nd, 2022 | 57 mins 21 secs
ego, healing, inspiratie, life, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, personal development, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, psychedelics, purpose, robin rice, shamanism, soul, spiritual growth, unleash the hero within
In this episode I have a conversation with Robin Rice, the internationally published author, social change artist, and mentor to leaders from around the world. Her books have been translated into three languages and her social change efforts have been featured in major media in over 30 countries.
Robin has travelled the world to study indigenous leadership, she created the #stopthebeautymadness campaign which was covered by major media in over 30 countries including including The Today Show, Huffington Post Live, E Online, and Shape Magazine.
She offers courses such as Training Your Inner Warrior, Finding Your Voice, Becoming A Master Storyteller With Your Life, The Art of Inner Inquiry, and This Is Awakening.
As a mentor to leaders she offers life-changing support to high-profile change makers from the political, NGO, entrepreneurial, and arts communities.
In this episode we talk about:
- life’s purpose, how does it look like and how do you find it?
- how to deal with the struggles around finding life’s purpose
- how ancient mythology points us to toward essential truths
- answering the call of the hero’s journey
- shamanism and her experiences with psychedelics
- the death of the ego and soul
- how do you die well
September 22nd, 2022 | 58 mins 34 secs
bill gaede, inspiratie, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, unleash the hero within
In this episode I have a conversation with Bill Gaede who moved from the USA to Setubal, Portugal when he was 85 years old!
What made Bill decide to move to Setubal at an age where a lot of people are already dead. I don’t know what most people think and do when they’re 85 but chances are that moving to another country is probably not that high on their to-do list. What makes Bill different? Well, you are about to find out because I had the opportunity to talk with Bill about moving to Portugal, life, dreams, regrets, valuable life lessons, happiness, death and much more.
It's not often I get a chance to speak with someone who not only has the courage to move to another country at that age but also the courage to speak openly about his life. One of the questions I asked Bill is how he would like to be remembered, this was his answer.
September 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 32 secs
federica gallus, inspiratie, marcel lahaije, music, ontdek de held in jezelf, passion, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, the hero's journey, unleash the hero within
When you move to another country and start looking for your tribe a very important part of your quest has begun.
The people you are going to surround yourself with are going to determine for a big part the quality of your life. I love to surround myself with creators, people who speak from the heart, have the courage to be vulnerable and let themselves be seen. People who are also on their Hero’s Journey and share stories about their dreams, fears and how they deal with life’s challenges.
Not only has the Unleash the Hero within podcast become a magnet for those people and their inspiring stories but it has also become a place of connection, joy, belonging and new friendships.
In this episode I have a conversation with Federica Gallus and her journey to become a successful singer. Her story is not only very inspiring but also filled with nuggets of wisdom. Through our stories we not only connect but they also give us an opportunity to reflect on our own lives.
I’m grateful I got to spent some time with Federica because she made me realize that finding your gift not only comes with the responsibility of taking care of it the best that you can but also using it in a way that benefits others.
“with great power comes great responsibility”
August 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 4 mins
connection, conscious presence, energy, inspiratie, marcel lahaije, marshall decouto, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, quantum field, spirituality, unleash the hero within
In this episode I have a conversation with Marshall Decouto about what makes us tick. Why do we do the things we do, where does our behavior come from and how can we change it?
This is an episode if you are interested in spirituality and learning more about the subconscious quantum field. Marshall shares valuable knowledge about how our negative thoughts prevents us from becoming the person we are destined to be. We dig deep into the world of energy, vibration frequencies and conscious presence. Ingredients that we need to understand better so we can close the gap between the person we are and the person we would like to become. Marshall shares his life lessons and a very personal and profound story that changed everything and sent him on a new path in his life.
I’m grateful that I met Marshall and I’ve not only had the privilege to speak with him for many hours but also received a treatment from him and experienced firsthand the gift that Marshall shares with the world.
It's no secret that Setubal is the (new) home for many searchers, myself included. When you think and feel on a certain energy frequency it is only a matter of time before you attract like minded spirits. You are welcome to join us in the private Facebook group Waking Up In Setubal.
August 5th, 2022 | 51 mins 47 secs
conrad harvey, inspiratie, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, the disco viking, unleash the hero within
When you move to another country it’s only a matter of time before you meet new people and make friends.
Setubal is like a melting pot that not only attracts people from all over the world but also a wide variety of odd ducks, myself included. Why do you want to surround yourself with ‘normal’ people (whoever that may be) when there is an opportunity to meet some of the most colorful people of the world. Not only do they have an amazing story to tell but it feels like we are all looking for the same thing.
It was only a matter of time before I would meet a genuine, certified, bonafide rockstar in a local bar. Conrad Harvey also known as The Disco Viking definitely fits the bill. Not only am I happy that he’s my guest on this episode of the Unleash the hero within podcast but I also got a chance to spent some time with him and get to know him better.
Sometimes you meet people you have an immediate connection with and you can talk with them for hours. Conrad falls in that category and in this podcast you will discover why.
August 1st, 2022 | 1 hr 12 secs
andy tulett, happiness, inspiratie, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, public happiness movement, unleash the hero within
Travelling to another country is not only a great way to learn about different cultures and people but it’s also a perfect way to discover more about yourself.
My next guest is Andy Tulett and he travelled the world for 10 years in a campervan that he build himself. His current destination is Setubal, Portugal and that’s where Andy and I crossed paths.
Join me in this episode of the Unleash The Hero Within podcast where we talk about his adventures, the lessons he learned along the way, the struggles in his life and his mission to spread happiness over the world.
It's when people find the courage to speak from the heart and show their vulnerabilities that we truly connect with each other and discover that we are not that different. By sharing our stories we not only connect on a much deeper level but it also gives us a chance to heal our own wounds.
July 24th, 2022 | 53 mins 30 secs
dragon slayer, hero's journey, inspiratie, lorentz figenschau, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, setubal, storytelling, unleash the hero within
Moving to another country and adding another chapter to your life can be an amazing experience.
As soon as you decide to leave your homeland and take the first step into the unknown you’ll probably have some expectations on how that journey is going to go. Man makes plans and God laughs. At every stage of life we make plans, setting out where we want to go and imagining what we will be like when we have arrived. But things have a way of turning out not quite as we hoped or expected.
In this episode I have a conversation with Lorentz Figenschau about moving to Setubal, Portugal and the adventures that were waiting for him once he arrived. It is inevitable that you will have to face dragons on your journey and sometimes they show up in pairs. Not only will this test your faith but it will also give you an opportunity to transform yourself into a dragon slayer.
In this podcast you will discover that Lorentz is not only a strong and brave dragon slayer but he is also a warrior of the light with an amazing and inspiring story to tell and he is not afraid to be vulnerable in the process of demonstrating that. To me that is the definition of a genuine, certified, bonafide hero and I am grateful our paths crossed.
If you are looking for inspiration and real life stories of people who are on their hero’s journey and how they deal with their challenges than this is the perfect podcast for you.
July 19th, 2022 | 53 mins 18 secs
inspiratie, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, stephanie waasdorp, unleash the hero within
In this episode I have a conversation with Stephanie Waasdorp about her hero’s journey and about moving to Setubal. Why did she move to Setubal and what are some of her best and worst experiences about living in Portugal.
We also talk about the gift that she wants to share with the world, the challenges she faces and how she deals with them. Besides being a single mom she also runs a successful business.
June 7th, 2022 | 1 hr 4 mins
albert bonet, authenticity, challenges, inspiratie, life is a game, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, unleash the hero within
Imagine that life is a game and you can set the rules. How would the game look like? What would be the objective of the game? What kind of rules will you implement? What happens when you break the rules? And what about the other players?
Join me in this episode where I have a conversation with Albert Bonet about the purpose of life. Together we dive deep into the rabbit hole and talk about all aspects of life. We share the good, the bad and the ugly and ask thought provoking questions that will inspire you to take a closer look at your life.
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? How do you cancel out the noise that’s poisoning our brain and choose your own path? How do you deal with the challenges that life will present to you? And what about all the mistakes that seems to keep piling up along the way?
This is an episode that you don’t want to miss! It’s not only filled with words of wisdom and inspiring insights but you will also hear Albert doing an amazing Yoda impersination. Just like life there are tears of sadness and tears of laughter.
May 25th, 2022 | 52 mins 50 secs
adoption, be present, family, filipa matta may, finding passion, inspiratie, love, marcel lahaije, ontdek de held in jezelf, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, setubal, unleash the hero within
Moving to another country is an adventure. The automatic pilot switch gets turned off and you become very aware of where you are and what you are doing. Everything is new and to me it felt like being unleashed as a kid at Toys R Us for the very first time!
You feel excited because you step into a new world, waiting to be discovered. A different culture to explore, places to visit and new people to meet. Meeting new people is not only about making new friends, it is also a great way to learn more about yourself. We all have a story to tell about who we are, our dreams and fears and why we moved to a new country.
If you have the courage to go deep into yourself, and dig up and share those stories you will come to a place where you will find real connection. With other people and with yourself because some stories have a magical and healing ingredient.
In this episode of the Unleash The Hero Within podcast I’m talking with Filipa Matta May about her journey. She was an adopted child of a Portuguese family, became a lawyer but found her true passion in writing stories for children. Join me in this inspiring and sometimes emotional conversation where we talk about being present, the best and worst days of our life and speaking your dream into the world.