You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess and in case you’ve forgotten, I’m Yael Trusch your Host! Happy to be back on the podcast and happy to be back on the other side of three extemporaneous speeches in Brooklyn, NY at the International CTeen Shabbaton. And when I say extemporaneous I don’t mean that I just winged it, or that they were off the cuff. There’s nothing off the cuff about speaking without notes for 35 to 45 minutes! That takes a lot of work, editing work, mental work, practicing… tons of practicing! Let’s add to that that the audience was teenagers, so you know that adds a layer of complexity. You have to be able to connect with teens which is never an easy feat, and in this day and age of short attention spans, well you know what I mean. But, I did it! And I’m so glad I did! Thank You to the team at Cteens for recruiting me and trusting me. And thank you to the most awesome teens, when I tell you they were great I mean it! I came back so inspired… their questions, their energy, their thirst for learning. The whole experience was wonderful. And to Sarah if you’re listening, this is me saying “Hi”. Sarah approached me before one of my talks and said, I’ve been listening to Jewish Latin Princess Podcast for a while! I was so happy about that! I never knew we had a younger audience and I love it. So Sarah, great to meet you and to any other young ladies coming from CTeens, and every one else, welcome! Now, onto my Jewish Latin Princess’ guest, today.
Oh I love this guest. She’s actually been a long time listener of the show. And we met in Israel a while back when I was there last for my son’s Bar Mitzvah two years ago. I have Azriela Jankovic with us today. Azi as many call her is an educator and life coach, most recently the author of Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken, Joy, Purpose & Spiritual Connection, and the Host of Within Us, a podcast in which she interviews myriad of experts who believe in our power to persist in the face of challenges, and spread light in this world when faced with darkness.”
Stay tuned for my appearance in Within Us, which I’m delighted for. Azi and I talk about a few of the insights of her book – the ones’ she feels have resonated most with people. She reminds us of the importance of one of the most wonderful tools G-d gave us in our arsenal: our breath. This is something we know, but we forget to utilize consciously and consistently, so I appreciated the reminder. I’m committing now to include slow conscious breathing to my daily routine. We also talk about her work as a coach and watch me resist all the coaching and masterminding in life – ok, not the coaching, but the group masterminding. Lets see with Dr. Azi says about this, and of course I had to rant a bit about how we can’t focus inward if we’re so distracted with our social media, as purposeful as we’d love it to be… So, yeah this interview became quite the funny coaching session, or maybe venting session!? No, I’m kidding, it’s not bad. My guest was beyond gracious, thank you Dr. Azi, cuz well she’s just lovely. She also shared with us her experience with chronic pain and more. Let’s hear the lovely Dr. Azi Jankovic.
You can find her at dr.azi.co where you can find all about her coaching sessions, mastermind and her journal Growing Kindness. And you can find her book Beyond All Things: Insights to Awaken Joy, Purpose, and Spiritual Connection right here.