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The Power of Woo Woo Spirituality

Meet Julie Reisler


Julie Reisler is an interior designer for your soul. Julie is a certified master spiritual life coach with over ten years of coaching experience and a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Julie is the founder of the Life Designer Coach Academy, a spiritual life coach certification, and a professor at Georgetown University. She is the host and founder of the You-est You Podcast, which is now in over 175 countries, and the author of Get a PhD in YOU, an Amazon top-pick. Julie has been featured in Forbes magazine, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, The Chopra Center, and Thrive Global. She is also a prominent teacher, course creator, and guide on the popular app Insight Timer. 


Discovering the Truth Behind the ‘Woo Woo’ Label


What does the term ‘woo woo’ mean to you? Don’t hold back, my friend. Be honest here.

Do you think being ‘woo woo’ is wacky!? Is it something you find amusing, trendy, or maybe even unsettling? Let’s explore the deeper meaning behind this concept. 

I admit to having used this term in the past, only to regret belittling something that holds scientific and spiritual truths. In this episode, I offer a fresh perspective that will help you appreciate practices often labeled as ‘woo.’  I even came up with a new framework to really understand how to see things considered ‘woo’ from a whole new empowering and life-giving perspective.  Join me on this journey of discovery, where you can unlock the potential for enhanced health, wellbeing, and a deeper sense of unity. 


Understanding Heart Intelligence


As you probably know, I love the research and work done at the HeartMath Institute. A portion of all proceeds from my coach certification program goes to HeartMath, and I regularly donate to their organization because I believe in their discoveries and work…which some might consider ‘woo woo.’ 

Let me share with you one of the recent studies shared from the HeartMath Institute that will illustrate how important it is not to dismiss energy, beliefs, and things that could be considered ‘woo.’ A lot of research has been done to uncover a remarkable relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes and the effects they have on our own physical DNA. As you might already know after listening to my interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief, it turns out that our genes are changeable and not fixed. According to research done through the HeartMath Institute, heart-centered positive emotions like compassion, love, gratitude, joy, and care can all improve our immune function, suppress inflammation and heal our nervous system. 

And get this, the practice of heart coherence (which has to do with your heart rate variability or HRV) and setting intentions (see my past interview with Lynne McTaggart about the power of intentions) was found to create the most significant impact on the physical aspects of DNA strands. What this means is that self-empowered healing is a real thing. It is backed by science and certainly NOT ‘woo woo.’ 


The Wisdom Of Oneness


Rather than focus on how we’re different, my new framework for WOO: the Wisdom Of Oneness honors traditions, spiritual truths, and science that shows how we’re all connected. To learn more about the power of our oneness, I highly recommend reading the book The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden, who has been a guest three times on this show.


My question to you is, how might you find that oneness within yourself? 


Here are the links I mentioned in this episode:

Gregg Braden

Radical Resilience (

Self Healing & The Divine Matrix (

How to Thrive Now (

Lynne McTaggart

The Power of Intentions (

Dr. Bruce Lipton

The Biology of Belief (

Dr. Debbie Rozman

HeartMath (

Dr. Rollin McCraty

The Science Behind Intuition (

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

How To Self Soothe (

Whole Brain Living (

Alan Cohen

A Course In Miracles Made Easy  (


Looking To Help Others Know Who They Are and Design Their Best Life?


If you are feeling a strong urge to help other big-hearted empaths get unstuck and design their best life, you’ve got to check out my Life Designer Coach Academy. This world-class four-month virtual live coach certification program will give you proven tools, techniques, practices, and methodology to be a powerful coach. This coaching program is for aspiring and current coaches looking to fill in the missing pieces and gain confidence and mastery both in the coaching core competencies and the integrative health modalities from a mind-body science, positive psychology, and healing arts perspective. To learn more, go to


You-est You Intention Cards


Want your own powerful deck of 33 You-est You Intention Cards? These cards were channeled by Julie. Each card has an empowering intention and deeper questions to ask your ‘You-est You’ for greater self-awareness, higher consciousness and spiritual growth. You can get them now at 


Sacred Connection


As always, this community is a sacred, safe place built on love and acceptance. It was created to help you evolve and expand into your highest self. Please share your wisdom, comments, and thoughts. I love hearing from you and learning how you are being your truest, you-est you. Please join us in our Facebook group: The You-est You Podcast Community.


Join host Julie Reisler, author and multi-time TEDx speaker, each week to learn how you can tap into your best self and become your You-est You to achieve inner peace, happiness, and success at a deeper level! Tune in to hear powerful, inspirational stories and expert insights from entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and extraordinary human beings that will help to transform your life. Julie also shares a-ha moments that have shaped her life and career and discusses key concepts from her book Get a PhD in YOU


Here’s to your being your you-est you!


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