Head to Heart

HEAD TO HEART is for those brave enough to explore the content of their own hearts, longing to live a life deeply connected to themselves, to God, and to others. Popular author, speaker, and songwriter Christa Black Gifford and her Crossfit junkie and sage of a husband, Lucas Gifford, unzip their own hearts to discuss raw and vulnerable topics like death, sex, relationships, addiction, and depression as it pertains to spirituality and personal growth. Christa is the author of the #1 hit song 'One Thing Remains' and the author of two books, GOD LOVES UGLY and HEART MADE WHOLE, and Lucas is an exclusive life coach for influencers and businesspeople.
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Mar 9, 2021

As a female, I am made in the image and likeness of God, which means Creator has a feminine side.  After talking about the Divine Feminine for a while on my socials, I figured I'd hop on and tell the story of how I got where I am today, adoring this aspect of the Divine that I look like.

Feb 5, 2021

Growing up in mainstream Christianity, Astrology was a forbidden, evil land. The heavens had no purpose in our life on planet earth, except to twinkle and light up the night sky. Once I let myself wade past religious fears of the created cosmos being ‘evil,' opening my heart to this ancient art that's been studied for thousands of years, I'm blown away at how accurate the heavens are in relationship to my physical experience on earth.  My Astrologer, Dianne Garven, helps debunk the mystery around Astrology, giving its origin & history, & talking about how it works in our lives as an ancient art to understand ourselves, & the times. I chat about how powerful it's been to help me understand certain seasons I'm in, & how I use it in my own life. To learn more about our course to understand your birth chart and the basics of Astrology:

Apr 21, 2020

Looking at Ruthie Lindsey's radiant smile, you'd never know she lives in chronic pain. After being hit by an ambulance at 17 & given a 1% chance of ever walking again, she defied all odds to heal. But debilitating pain left her bedridden for 7 years until she decided to find joy inside the pain. Her wisdom will inspire the hopeless in hopeless situations. Her new book 'There I Am,' releases April 21. @ruthielindsey

Mar 20, 2020

Head to Heart is back with Season 3!  After taking a long sabbatical, Luke & Christa share about the recent tornado that ripped through their community of East Nashville, the trauma that came with it, celebrating the recent birthday of their deceased daughter Goldie, their decision to quit drinking alcohol for a season, and catching up on all they've done during their break! Christa's Woman's Circle begins March 23! To register,

Aug 31, 2019
We've all encountered trauma in this world. But when our traumas, both big and small, are pushed aside, ignored, or attended to, our bodies can hold on for dear life.
In part 2 of our conversation with one of the world's most sought after counselors and teachers, Michaela Boehm shares about losing her home in the California Woolsey fire and how she coped moment by moment, with that level of trauma. She shares why she developed the Non-Linear Movement Method and what it does to 'unfreeze' the body from stuck trauma patterns.
Aug 26, 2019
Almost everyone want good relationships & great sex, yet many people rarely develop skills to grow in either capacity. But what if you could develop techniques to help your relationships flourish? What if you weren't doing anything wrong in the bedroom and, instead, simply needed to develop skills? In this two part series, we chat with one of Hollywood's most sought after relationship & intimacy coaches, Michaela Boehm, who's worked with stars like Will Smith & Gweneth Paltrow. She gives practical & expert advice on the how-to's to help any relationship grow & flourish in life, and in the bedroom.
Aug 1, 2019

If you aren't following @The.Holistic.Psychologist on Instagram, you're missing out.  Dr. Nicole LaPera has dedicated her life to working herself out of a job, creating a world of #SelfHealers. We watched Dr. LaPera explode into a spiritual & emotional influencer garnering over 600k followers in a short number of months. Her mission is show each person that they have the power to heal themselves & equip them with practical tools for doing so in daily life. We chat with her about her own journey through depression, how she is healing her anxiety, gut health, breath work & why she feel the traditional model of mental & emotional health needs a serious upgrade. 

Jul 25, 2019

In this episode, Luke speaks to men (and any woman interested in a man's journey) unpacking his pursuit of identity and his lifelong obsession with something he didn’t have: a clear sense of who he was. He uses his journey from insecurity to a grounded identity to show a listener the first thing you can do to gain clarity on who you are how to hack your doubts, fears, insecurities and anxieties in order to plant the new truths of who you are inside your nervous system. It's a must listen for any modern man (and their partners)!

Jun 26, 2019

Does your body tell a story? And can it tell you what it needs & is holding onto?  In season 3 of Head to Heart, we sit down again with Dr. Christopher Motley, chatting about frequency medicine, the organs of the body that process certain emotions, lineage pain in the body, and how to clear emotions.  Prepare, again, to be wowed, challenged, and blown away! @doctormotley

May 15, 2019

Parenting is hard--especially when you're trying to heal as an adult without hurting your kids! We sat down with award winning author, speaker, and expert on children's emotional health, Maureen Healy, to ask her tips every parent needs to know while raising emotional and highly sensitive children. She gives practical tips that you can immediately implement into your home, helping your children thrive!

Apr 30, 2019

When Alison Armstrong decided to study men in 1991, she wanted to find out why she seemed to bring out the worst in them, hoping to learn how to bring out the best! Her work has been integral in our lives, showing us the stages of development of both men & women, how to maneuver through each stage, while providing brilliant resources for connection, intimacy, & relational growth. Get a pad & pen, because you'll want to take notes on this one!

Apr 15, 2019

We all have places we feel stuck--parts of our lives that seem as if we're trudging through mud. In this candid conversation, Christa chats with Luke about all the places she feels stuck in life, confessing certain parts of herself she not only has a hard time loving, but still hates. But what if the places we feel stuck are the places we need to learn to love? What if we can take the energy we've used trying to move forward, & instead, sit down in the mud and learn to play?

Apr 1, 2019

Being a medical doctor for over 40 years, Dr. Christine Page began noticing emotional patterns in the body when illness was present. Her intuitive & spiritual discoveries have led to many books, traveling & teaching people all over the world to tune into their natural cycles & rhythms. She provides holistic care to the whole being, speaking about the gift of her cancer, what it taught her, how a woman taps into her natural rhythms of menstruation, & learning to cycle with the moon.

Mar 18, 2019

Most people aren't set up well to succeed in the most important relationship they might have...marriage. In this 2 part series, Luke & Christa sit down with author/speaker Jonathan Martin to chat about divorce in our culture, when to separate & how divorce can be necessary, the redemption of marriage, how many Christians get married to have sex, & the ways God can use anything. Part 1 of this podcast is on Head to Heart, and Part 2 is on Jonathan's podcast, Son of a Preacher Man. @jonathanmartin

Mar 1, 2019

Shane Stevens is a #1 hit songwriter who's sat in the room with some of the biggest influencers of our time. His favorite thing to do is tell everyone about the Jesus who accepts & loves him, even when the world & church reject him.

You will cry, think, & hopefully find understanding & compassion for the humans on the other side of this debate. No matter what you believe about homosexuality, let Shane's story, forgiveness, and love for Jesus inspire you in the truth of God's unconditional love for all.

Feb 12, 2019

How many men hope their marriage will fix their 'porn pull?' And how many women hope the love of a man will make them finally feel complete? In this week's episode of Head to Heart, we discuss the realities of porn and some of the reasons it pulls on the hearts of men (specifically), giving practical tools to heal the pain behind the compulsions and help with sexual energy by connecting to the heart.  

Jan 29, 2019

We all have darkness inside...things about ourselves we can't see.  Things we hope no one will ever see.  But could this inner darkness that we've been afraid of be our greatest superpower?  And might it give us the tools we need to become who we are meant to be in the earth? In this weeks episode, we talk about the importance of our inner shadows, how to access and transform them into light, the purpose of the millennial (selfie) generation to help us live in authenticity, and embracing our inner masculine/feminine.  

Jan 8, 2019

Have you been spiritually abused?  Hurt by leaders, parents, or authority figures and can't find that full healing and release?  Wondering how to balance the masculine and feminine in your body and soul?  In this week's podcast, we explore the cycles of healing and talk about how to move stuck emotions out of the body and soul.  

Dec 11, 2018

When someone uses terms like energy, vibration, and frequency, most people immediately give it a 'whoo-whoo' label.  But what if your emotions create energy, your cells vibrate, and your physical body has a frequency? In this weeks episode, Chiropractor, Clinical Kinesiologist, and Chinese Medical doctor, Dr. Christopher Motley, sits down to discuss how different organs in the body process different emotions,   how stress manifests in your cells, and how to clear trauma out of your fascia. Prepare to be 'wowed,' challenged, and find answers you didn't even know you needed.  For more information on Dr. Motley, follow @doctormotley on Instagram and online to book a session!

Dec 4, 2018

So many people are walking away from the tarnished brand of Christianity.  But according to Jonathan Martin, the scandal of the gospel is that the oppressed and the oppressor are set free.  In a candid conversation about Jesus and politics, Trump and fundamentalism, and getting kicked out of Liberty University, this episode is for anyone searching for a ray of hope in todays religious political culture.  To contact Jonathan, or @JonathanMartin on Instagram!

Nov 21, 2018

In this episode we talk about the difficulties and successes that we have found in pursuing a life of open heartedness. 

Open hearted love, sex and living is one of the hardest and most beautiful pursuits we have embarked on. 

There are perspectives shifts and intimacy deep dive to be had along with a deeper sense of connection and relationship and fun! 


Nov 11, 2018

This week we talk about men and the heart. 

Masculinity is going through a reckoning right now.

Manhood is being redefined.

The world is crying out for men to do the work of inner connection and self-leadership.

We talk about what has caused men to distrust and destroy their hearts and how they can begin to regain that place of inviolable peace, confidence and limitless opportunity that exists within them. 

It is true...the power is inside you!

Aug 21, 2018

We can get bogged down with the details of our personal life. This meditation allows you to zoom out into the order of the cosmos, experiencing the safety of a universe set in motion and in complete order.

Experience the order of your world in surrender to the order of a greater plan.

Aug 7, 2018

In this episode we are going to explore the dark side of church leadership, the dangers of putting humans on pedestals and the pain that's possible when you trust someone else's voice over your own heart.


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