In this episode of the Live Through Love Podcast, Ruben welcomes Doug Cartwright, author, and Founder of The Daily Shifts, to talk about mindfully moving through the challenging parts of life with love. From childhood trauma and family grudges to feeling worthless, they’re addressing life’s most unpleasant moments and how living through love can help us heal and move on.
“It’s relieving and freeing, in a sense, to realize that you never get there. Like, you’re never going to heal everything, so how can you enjoy your human experience now while doing the work and realize you are worthy of love today, exactly how you are, in every aspect, AND be optimistic of a brighter, more loving future?” - Doug Cartwright
Doug speaks on his father’s cancer diagnosis, his experience with suppressed emotions, and his journey with loss, grief, and self-worth. They also share their thoughts on the interconnections between self-worth, self-love, parental love, and trauma.
How do you let go of grudges and resentment against family and friends? How do you avoid projecting your insecurities onto other people? Listen in to hear Doug’s powerful answers! Plus, he highlights his eye-opening experiences with psychedelics and plant medicines, including Ayahuasca, as an ex-Mormon.
“The first step of doing the healing work is taking responsibility… You’re not responsible for the upbringing you were brought in, but you are responsible in healing it.” - Doug Cartwright
How do YOU live through love?
Resources Mentioned: Buy his book, Holy Sh!t We’re Alive: Now What?
About the Guest: Doug Cartwright is a speaker, author, and the CEO and Founder of The Daily Shifts, an online company dedicated to inspiring lasting transformation of the mind, body, and soul. The Daily Shifts was born from Doug's personal journey of introspection and healing.
About the Host: Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, activist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art.