Rebel Buddhist

Ana Verzone

Rebel Buddhist is all about freedom – inside and out – so if you want to tame your mind but not your life, this podcast is for you. In each episode, Master Certified Coach Ana Verzone, DNP, will teach you practical, effective tools from the fields of psychology, eastern spirituality, and self-coaching so you can train your mind to work for you instead of against you. Learn how to get out of your own way and cultivate the compassion and resilience you need for this wild new world. Explore how you can discover your own path to enlightenment and live an adventurous life with no regrets. Start now by downloading the free Rebel Buddhist Training Kit at

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Deep Intention and What Really Matters

After doing this work for over 2 decades, I’ve noticed that after people join a program, about a third of the people will loose their mojo after a certain amount of time. This is normal, especially in online programs. Now, of the folks that choose to stay, some will plateau

Greatest Hits Vol. 11 – Change is Inevitable

This week I’m bringing one of my most popular episodes to you as a greatest hit! This week is all about how change is inevitable – and how embracing it levels up our resilience and joy. I chose this topic because we’re in the midst of change: we transitioned relatively

The Difference Between Trauma and Suffering

Trauma is a word that we hear a lot, and some people might wonder, “It seems like everyone has trauma… so if everyone has it, is it even really a thing?” I’ve even wondered about the difference between trauma and the suffering that Buddha spoke of in the 4 Noble

Your Wild Mind – The West and Our Shadows

This is the final episode in our 4-part series on our Wild Minds, based on the book of the same name by Bill Plotkin. If you missed any of the previous parts, I’d encourage you to check them all out – links in the resources!  This week, we’re talking about

Your Wild Mind – The East and Our Need to Escape

Welcome back to our 4-part series on the Wild Mind! If you missed any of the 2 previous episodes, be sure to check them out!   This week is about the East facet of the mind, and while we’ll also dive into how we tend to buffer and escape from

Your Wild Mind – The South + Wounded Children

Today we’re continuing our series on the Wild Mind by diving into a different facet: the South.   The South is about our wilderness, our emotions, our sensuality, and sense of belonging in the world – the natural world.  I love talking about the South because I feel like it

Your Wild Mind – The North + Protectors

This week, I’m going to be referencing one of my fave models of the human psyche, proposed by Bill Plotkin. It’s really good medicine for many of the individual and societal challenges we are undergoing.   In his book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, Bill describes

Greatest Hits Vol. 10 – The Gift of Paradox

This week’s episode is all about the gift of paradox and the problems that can arise with black-and-white thinking. We’ll chat about how living in polarity IS living in wholeness and integrity, plus I’ll give you one practice to explore how we can embrace all parts of us. Resources: //

So What?

One of the things I often see with clients is that when people share their stories or concerns about something causing them distress or the potential outcome of something, they tell it to me expecting me to agree with their assessment, which is usually, “This is a big f*cking deal.”

Nature and Reconnecting

My first backpacking experience was at 18, and it blew my mind. I didn’t grow up with camping or other experiences in nature – I lived in a poor and violent neighborhood. While it may sound odd to some, for me, being in the wilderness was also one of the