Going through some setbacks in life?

In this episode of Grace and Gratitude Podcast, you’ll be inspired to dream again, love again and claim your life back again…

Learn from Jhet Van Ruyven as she shares how she turns a lot of set backs in life to stepping stones for success.

From a life of poverty to a life of abundance…

From a journey of disease to ease…

From lovelessness to love-fullness again and again…

From knowing yourself to loving yourself … and much more!

If there’s a word to describe Jhet’s life story, I’d just say, “Wow!”

Enjoy a lot of nuggets of wisdom from this funny and inspiring conversation…

More about Jhet Van Ruyven…

Jhet “Juliet” van Ruyven grew up in a poverty-stricken family and faced many challenges at a young age and focused on her dreams to succeed. With nothing but passion and vision she was able to turn all her childhood dreams to reality.

Having first-hand experience with material and spiritual poverty, illness, career stagnation and romantic failure, she helps people move through these temporary set backs and make them building blocks to success.

Jhet has impacted audiences in Canada, USA, Germany, Australia, Holland, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong & Malaysia and in the Philippines where she was awarded “People of the Year” by Asia Magazine.

She is a life-long learner with mentors like T. Harv Eker, Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, Robert Kiyosaki and many others.

She is named Top 30 Visionaries on Diversity in Canada and was nominated Business Woman of the Year in her community. She has traveled to 50 countries (still counting) and had been to all continents but Antartica.

She is best known for empowering and inspiring others to believe in the power of their dreams as documented in her #1 Amazon Bestselling book (Ethnic Women Category) “The Tale of Juliet – You Have The Power To Change Your Life where she shares stepping stones to success

Be inspired by her story, learn from her lessons and share it with someone who needs to hear it.

Listen to our conversation by clicking the player here…

What we talked about…

  • How Jhet Van Ruyven rose from poverty and turned her dreams to reality [2:00]
  • Find out how Jhet Van Ruyven met Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her husband, Ted [10:05]
  • Hear the story behind the Pacific Ocean, the same ocean where all Jhet’s dream began [10:42]
  • We are all spiritual beings having a human experience [13:13]
  • The greatest lessons Jhet learned from T.Harv Eker, Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield and more [14:07]
  • How the power of gratitude saved Jhet’s health, marriage and life [16:25]
  • Honor your body [22:00]
  • All setbacks, failures and lessons are stepping blocks towards your success[22:28]
  • Live in a life of abundance, gratitude and purpose [23:20]
  • The grace is always in our hearts and always around us[24:03]
  • Always expect miracles [25:25]
  • Jhet Van Ruyven and Sha Nacino’s new book, Gain From Your Pain, [26:37]

Jhet’s one big message to add more gratitude, joy love and meaning in your life…

“Trust and have faith…”

Get in touch with Jhet Van Ruyven…

Thank you so much for listening to my episode today!

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In grace and gratitude,


*Music Attribution: Corporate (Success) by Scott Holmes, Corporate (Uplifting) by Scott Holmes

Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One and Keeping the Legacy Alive

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure…”

Have you ever experienced a loss, whether it’s a pet that you loved the most, a loved one, a family member or a friend? Grieving is a process we have to go through at some point in our lives.

In this episode of Grace and Gratitude, I had a good conversation with Jesse Kahat. the Founder of Pearls from My Mom.

Losing her mom has awakened a new sense of purpose in her life. This sisterhood/brotherhood is the reason she started the site. She knows there must be others out there like her who want to share the pearls of wisdom that have been handed down to them.

Pearls From My Mom s a space to share those pearls, recipes, crafts, laughs, and anything else you want. They can be from your mom, dad, sibling, friend, grandparent- anyone who has given you worthwhile advice. It’s all about sharing to keep the legacy alive…

Click here to stream this podcast now…

What we talked about:

  • Jesse Kahat’s background and upbringing [1:08]
  • The inspiration behind Pearls From My Mom [2:18]
  • Great lessons learned from her mom [4:40]
  • Going through grief, depression & life’s challenges [6:10]
  • What’s grace and gratitude? [8:25]
  • The world is a reflection of yourself [9:43]
  • Examples of Self Affirmations [10:44]
  • Jesse Kahat as a kind and compassionate person [13:30]
  • How to add more gratitude, joy, love and meaning in your life [14:42]
  • Failures are learning opportunities [15:20]
  • Share your story and your vulnerabilities [16:25]

Get in touch with Jesse Kahat:

Music Attribution:
Corporate (Success) by Scott Holmes, Corporate (Uplifting) by Scott Holmes

Gratitude as a Way of Living

Have you ever caught yourself comparing your life to others? Have you ever fell into the trap of wanting more and achieving more yet your life still feels empty?

In the first episode of Grace and Gratitude Podcast, I had the privilege to talk to a humble and insightful person, Georgian Benta, a Gratitude Coach, Host and Founder of The Gratitude Podcast.

His core message in this interview is gratitude as a way of living. But what does it all mean?

How can it help you become more grateful and joyful when you have a bad day and when you are faced with a lot of challenges in life?

In this interview, Georgian shares not only about gratitude but he also shares the challenges he currently experiences and the issues he presently deals with.

He also explains the importance of breaks and pauses because the brain has a survival mechanism and people have the tendency to always move to the next thing – The next goal, the next big project!

Another note worthy insight in our conversation is the reason why some people aren’t satisfied and happy even if they have a lot of money and even if they have achieved a lot of things in life already. And the dangers when you compare yourself to others.

Further, if you are in a bumpy relationship right now, his practical gratitude tips and relationship advice will help you bring back some spark and love in your life.

Stream here to listen…

What we talked about:

  • Major lessons, tips and advice from gratitude experts [2:09]
  • The importance of rethinking our day [4:25]
  • How can we value the things that we have right now? [6:00]
  • The key secret to appreciating what we have at the present moment [6:32]
  • How to be grateful when we have challenges in life? [8:23]
  • Reliving the first time experience [9:43]
  • The survival mechanism of the brain and the happiness mechanism [11:37]
  • Compare and Despair [13:45]
  • Overcoming relationship challenges [16:23]
  • Gratitude as a way of living [21:35]]
  • How to add more gratitude in your life when you’re having a tough time [26:55]

Get in touch with Georgian Benta:

8 Lessons this interview taught me:

  • Being is more important than doing. (Maybe that’s why we are called Human BEings)
  • Intentional pauses, breaks, and reflections are great tools to bring us back to joy.
  • If you want to change your outer world, you have to change your inner world.
  • When you start to change the way you think, you start to change your life.
  • Never compare yourself to anyone else, because your potential is uniquely yours. Gratitude unlocks joy.
  • Thank you is more than a word.
  • Just breathe and celebrate life.

Music Attribution: Corporate (Success) by Scott Holmes, Corporate (Uplifting) by Scott Holmes http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/

This podcast is edited, mixed and mastered by Joseph Glick