Please join me for this wonderful episode with published author, Christy Hughes. As a woman in recovery, Christy shares her story of transformation both in and beyond recovery. She talks about tenacity and coming into her own as a woman and a human -- recognizing she can do hard and amazing things.
She shares with us about her book, what it takes to actually accomplish a project so large, and her pathway to recognizing her own inner strength. Her book is a memoir interwoven with the stories of her grandmothers and their pervasive wisdom.
Christy currently resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband and two dogs. They spend weekends on their Central Texas homestead, which will someday be teeming with goats, pig, bees and veggies. Until then, Christy works full time in the pet industry and spends much of her spare time writing or on the yoga mat
She is also the founder of The Brave Kind, a community dedicated to supporting spiritual and personal growth for all of us.
If you've ever thought about writing a book, tune in as Christy shares with us how she did it!
If you are new in recovery and want to know you're not alone, feel inspired and supported, tune in as Christy shares with us how she did it!
Enjoy the episode and check out Christy's book!!!!
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Catherine Peters is a Certified Professional Mindset Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. After a long and successful career creating multiple businesses and traveling the world, Catherine faced burnout on an epic level. A breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 changed the trajectory of her life. In her search to heal herself and her life, she answered a long-time calling to help others as well. She now helps her clients heal their minds, clearing out the crap in their heads so they can finally create the life of their dreams, filled with magic, purpose, and lots of joy.
Join me in this lively yet restful conversation with Cat as we pick apart WHY resting is so taboo in our current societal paradigm. Cat enlightens us to the true power of the nap, and provides practical information to get started on cultivating your own nap practice.
We discuss the importance of identifying your own story around rest and napping, how napping boots your productivity and has a myriad of health benefits, and the best time of day and duration to get the most out of your nap.
If you are like many of us -- burn out, overwhelm, and fatigue seem to be just a part of life. Nap advocates like Cat are here to tell you there is another way!
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Ever dream of quitting your job and wandering off into the forest? Then you will love hearing Julia's story of what led her to do exactly that, and how she continues to be a full time long distance backpacker.
Julia, aka Rocket, is on the trail right now, backpacking the Continental Divide, and I was lucky enough to sit down with her a few days before she left.
Julia is a full time adventure lover and long distance backpacker. She started her journey over 2 years ago when she quit her job and sold all of her belongings and hiked the entire Appalachian trail. Before that she struggled with finding her happiness and after working as a nurse she realized that everyday is a blessing. She has since hiked over 3000 miles and has many more planned. She has struggled with her mental health since childhood and has found nothing more cathartic and healing than long distance backpacking.
If you are curious about getting started on any outdoor adventure, Julia offers plenty of encouragement, practical advice, and resources. We all walk our own path in life, and what a pleasure to spend time with someone who is so passionately walking the life that works best for her.
Gather your adventurous souls and join me for a great episode!
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Settle in and strap on your hats for this informative and life changing episode with Sarah K Ramsey. Sarah is a Toxic Relationship Specialist and the world’s leading expert on how to become Toxic Person Proof. She is best selling author of the book Becoming Toxic Person Proof and host of a globally-acclaimed podcast. She works with women who have experienced toxic relationships and who remain stuck in a cycle of pain and confusion transform their minds and lives by taking back their power, recreating a life they are excited about living and bringing renewed energy, clarity, and excellence into establishing careers and relationships they love.
Sarah is a true expert and a delightful human, she offers advice on how to identify toxic people in our lives, and ways to navigate the complexities of these relationships. I personally learned a lot during our talk and I know you will too.
If you are ready to open the door to becoming toxic person proof in all of your relationships, give this episode a listen and walk away with a new understanding of human behavior and your place in it!
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I am joined today by the fabulous Amber Petty, who shares a plethora of wisdom with us. A freelance writer and entrepreneur, Amber speaks to finding creative satisfaction outside of traditional means.
After spending 13 years in New York as an actor, Amber got tired of waiting around for auditions and started freelance writing. Six years later, she's written for the New York Times, Thrillist, Greatist, Parade, MTV.com, Bustle, and even Snooki's blog. In her Freelance Writing for Actors & Creatives class, she's helped students go from no previous experience to bylines in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Thrillist, Eater, and more.
We talk about the internal shift she went through with transitioning from an actor to a freelance writer, and what helped her to move forward through a difficult time. She mentions more than once the importance of establishing areas of our lives and creativity that are within our control to help propel us forward.
Amber also shares some hilarious and inspiring moments from her time in NYC as an actor and in performing with The Upright Citizen’s Brigade. She drops pearls of wisdom on what it means to really live your dream, and how to take a look at if the current lifestyle you’re living matches up to the dream you’ve imagined.
Amber is a real gem; I am clearly a fan! If you are a creative person trying to find your way, this episode is for you. You are not alone in your struggles and dreams, girl, we are right there with you!
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Join me for a sweet and lively discussion with author and self proclaimed woman with moxie, Lori Brooks.
Lori is an accomplished/published writer and photographer, and was not a hiker prior to the journey she outlines in her book. Lori published her first memoir in February 2020. Her memoir covers a landmark and poignant slice of time in her life. On the edge of her 59th birthday Lori experienced an awakening on a solo hike in Death Valley National Park, which led to a divinely gifted idea of hiking her way to her 60th birthday, with no other agenda than to transform her health. It became known as the Sixty60 Journey, 60 hikes to 60 years. What actually transpired in that year and beyond is what she calls her "Unintended Positive Consequences of Hiking" also the title of her memoir.
Lori shares many aspects of her story with me, from comical to grief laden experiences, in our talk together. She offers practical advice for anyone looking to transform their health or try something new and adventurous.
Enjoy this episode and hopefully we will see you on the trail!
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I had the great pleasure to speak with Tammy Roth: PhD, Soul Coach, sober woman, and counselor of empaths. She is a wonderful guest and gives hope and strength to anyone who is highly sensitive or empathetic and worries that this may be a negative attribute.
Tammy Roth is an intuitive and creative empath who spent most of her life numbing out her gifts with alcohol, over achieving, food, and any other distractions she could find. She is now on a mission to guide women in recovery to learn to embrace their gifts of sensitivity and empathic abilities. Her focus is to help women drop beneath the personality and ego to the soul level to nurture their innate gifts. Tammy's background includes 20 years as a holistic psychotherapist and now works solely as an intuitive soul coach. She offers women's retreats and groups both online and in person on The Forgotten Coast of Florida.
She explains the difference between empathy and being an empath, enlightens us to the scale of highly sensitive people, and offers strength and wisdom to moving on this path.
Tammy shares her own journey with recovery and her multifaceted talents and professional career. She now focuses on working with the soul and leading humans to a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them.
Tammy explains her work with family constellations, and yes, this work is as profound and fascinating as it sounds.
I know you will enjoy her episode and leave feeling much as I did: awakened again to the own gentle nature of my soul’s calling.
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Please join me for this enigmatic interview with the lovely Jocellyn Harvey, published author and Certified Success Coach for women.
Three things I will say about Jocellyn right off the bat: she is incredibly grounded and authentic, and has a stunning smile that truly lights up the screen.
In our time together we discuss Jocellyn’s book, Recovering the Home and why she was inspired to write a book that focused on ways to exist and feel good in our home environment while in recovery. She shares about her writing technique and takes us through a four step process in how to re-create your environment.
We also touch on what it was like to leave twelve step recovery and both share insights into this aspect of our journeys.
Joceylln offers an astute understanding in taking a softer approach to live, setting realistic goals and celebrating them, and explains why she left Instagram. She also shares a practical strategy for creating I Am statements that resonate and are true for us.
I have no doubt you will enjoy my conversation with Jocellyn, and enjoy the many insights and pearls of wisdom she offers in her truly authentic voice.
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Settle in for this fantastic episode with Wendie Taylor. I loved her approach of incorporating intuitive eating and the idea of adding more instead of restricting.
Wendie Taylor, MBA, RDN is registered dietitian and food/body image coach. She is working to redefine the stereotypical ideal of a “dietitian”. She works with women to find freedom from "diet brain" and helps navigate them in their journey to Unlearn everything about dieting and uncover their inner intuitive eater! She loves helping women that feel trapped by dieting and the scale. Her mission is to help them to improve their relationship with their body and food so they live and be the women they were created to be.
Wendie has a holistic and well rounded approach to physical and mental health and how food factors in to our lives and mindsets. We talked about her food personality quiz and I highly recommend you take it!
Turns out I am a "no shame eater", which works well for me because in all honesty, I thought about a donut for much of this episode.
If you struggle with food, have ever struggled with food, or just want food to be easy -- please listen to this episode. Wendie's approach makes a good deal of sense and feels incredibly ease-ful.
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I had a wonderful time getting to know Jen Butler, founder and CEO of JB partners and the SMaRT club and methodology.
Jen brings a Master of Education degree, Board Certification as a Coach, a fresh perspective and more than 30 years of experience to business coaching. A Diplomat of the American Institute of Stress, she has created the SMaRT Club+ that addresses the 11 stepping-stones to Stress Management and Resilience Training so every team member can get back to enjoying their work and businesses and reap the financial benefits of success.
We dive into looking at healing stress from a systemic approach, and I ask Jen what systems she finds most useful for seeing big changes in her clients. She has a profound and wonderful answer for a big question I ask on why stress is so prevalent in the western world to begin with.
If you are someone that deals with stress or anxiety that is negatively impacting your life or your business, give this episode a listen. Jen is a true professional with a heart of gold and gave me a broader perspective on how to approach healing from stress.
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Join me for a highly informative and engaging episode with Sally Imeson. We discuss her multifaceted approach to wellness, why I think making gelatin is difficult, and how truly nurturing your body goes far deeper than counting calories or macros.
Sally was inspired by natural medicine from a young age, and has a twenty year history of studying Beauty Therapy, Nutrition and Stress Management, and Sports Management. When she became a new wife and mother she quickly learned that emotional wellness is far more important then ‘calories, nutrients or portion sizes’.
Living in an environment with domestic violence and raising two children on her own showed Sally deep trauma and led her direction with trauma care investigation. She now teaches and advocates that caring for the nervous system and setting up your lifestyle to positively support the nervous system is the most nurturing nutrition philosophy to follow.
I learned a great deal from Sally in our time together and I have no doubt you will also! Enjoy the episode.
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Join me for this incredibly informative episode in exploring healthy sexuality sober!
Stacie Ysidro holds a special certification in Sex Coaching from Sex Coach University, is a certified erotic blueprint therapist, and a member of the world association of sex coaches. She has been coaching individuals and couples nationwide for over 10 years, helping thousands of people to embrace their authentic sexual selves, communicate effectively and heal and transform compulsive behavior patterns into positive healthy expression.
Stacie has been drug and alcohol free for over 4 years, and this lifestyle has allowed her to specialize in the realm of sober sex. She uses her extensive education and experience to help you have the best sex of your life...Sober!
In our conversation we discuss the importance of knowing yourself fully and asking specific questions to create a more fulfilling sexual experience. We touch on the importance of reclaiming pleasure, both in and out of our sexuality. Stacie shares some wonderful tools and profound questions that can help anyone on their journey to embracing sober sex!
If you are on a path to sobriety and interested in cultivating a new relationship with your sexuality, this talk with Stacie will offer you practical tools and resources to get started!
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Please join me for this vibrant episode with the amazing Karen O’Conner, founder of the Menopause, Marriage, and Motherhood podcast. Karen is dynamic woman who sought answers from her own experience through menopause, and then went on to further share what she found out with the world.
After raising four children, Karen found herself smack bang in the middle of menopause and with zero idea of what to do with her life. Depressed, lonely and majorly hormonal, she was shamefully convinced that she was the only person who felt this way, as every other woman she knew seemed to have their act together. But as she began to talk to people, she realized that most women going through midlife experience a similar sort of thing. She also realized that even though menopause is something that 50% of the population will experience, it's neither understood not discussed enough.
Karen started her podcast, blog, and Facebook group to bring this topic into the forefront of the conversation with grace, humor, and a style all her own.
We have a great chat and clarify what menopause actually is, signs we can watch for as we go through perimenopause, and how we can maintain steady and sure footing as we go through these biological changes.
If you are a man and think this episode isn’t for you—think again! If you have any women in your life who you care about, learning and understanding what they go through throughout the lifetime of their hormonal cycles will surely make life for pleasant for both of you!
Enjoy this episode of real talk, plenty of giggles, and leave with a better understanding of your own biology.
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Please enjoy this timely discussion I have with Beth Erlander, grief expert and grief friend.
Beth is a Creative Grief Support Practitioner and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. She has a private practice focusing in grief, loss and trauma reconciliation. Beth is a Transpersonal Art Therapist and Certified EMDR Therapist too. Her main passion is using a creative somatic approach to helping others navigate grief. Her own apprenticeship to grief gave me the inside experience to be with others as they come to grips with grief too.
Beth talks about the importance of befriending your grief, rather than fighting through it or relying on a linear timeline to heal. She is full of wisdom and grace, and this is a wonderful episode for us all, with acknowledging all of the small and large grieving we are doing collectively as a planet through the time of COVID.
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Welcome to 2021 with this incredible episode featuring Dr Jamie Marich, an amazing woman of many talents and fluent in multiple areas of expertise.
Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, TEDx speaker, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others.
Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians.
In this episode we cover a lot of ground, discussing big topics such as recovery, trauma, and spirituality. Dr Jamie is a wealth of knowledge and has an incredibly warm heart. I have no doubt you will love this interview as much as I did!
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Humanual may be one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure to read, and speaking with the author, Betsy Polatin, was s special treat unto itself.
Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP is an internationally recognized breathing/movement specialist and best-selling author. She has been teaching for more than forty years and is currently a master lecturer at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Her background includes forty-five years of movement education and performance, as well as training in the Alexander Technique, music, dance, yoga, meditation, trauma resolution, and the broader healing arts. Her work is greatly influenced by the teachings of Spiritual and Meditation Masters.
Betsy leads international trainings where she presents her unique and revolutionary fusion of ideas: scientific knowledge combined with ancient wisdom and intuitive human creativity. Since 2016, she has been co-teaching ongoing workshops with Peter A. Levine, PhD. And she has taught “Returning to Ourselves, the Wisdom of Trauma,” with Dr. Gabor Maté. Betsy’s previous book, The Actor’s Secret, was featured on ABC TV and Fox News, and received rave reviews. As a well-known educator, she has published numerous articles in the Huffington Post. She maintains a private practice online internationally.
I left this interview feeling calm, happy, and in a state of flow and expansion. I wish the same for anyone who chooses to listen to it!
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If you like science and sobriety, you'll love this episode. Gillian Tietz is the host and producer of The Sober Powered Podcast, where she uses her own story and scientific knowledge to break down complex concepts of how alcohol affects our brains, bodies, and biochemistry.
Gill is a biochemist in the Boston area. She has recently celebrated 1 year of sobriety, after 5 years of attempting to learn how to moderate her drinking. When she quit drinking, she became passionate about researching addiction science. Using her scientific background, she set out on a quest to learn why she can't drink like everyone else. Gill loves to share this information and hopes she can help people either quit drinking a little sooner or to reduce their shame around being a problem drinker.
Gillian is a delight and shares her story in a beautiful and open manner, bringing so much relatability to the show. We talk about the many factors that can influence a person to become a problem drinker or alcoholic, and ways we can begin to change our lives for the better if we do identify as problem drinkers.
This is a sweet and well informed episode, so much so that I had to publish it right away and share it with all of you!
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Please join me for an episode seeped in very grounded magic with Judy Lemon. Judy is a shamanic practitioner and Somatic Experiencing trauma therapist (SEP) who brings years of comprehensive training and knowledge into her work. She has studied and apprenticed with Native and other master teachers in Europe, the United States and throughout Latin America. Judy draws upon her extensive experience with multiple modalities such as energy healing, ceremonial work, and trauma therapy to create an individual plan for each client’s healing and spiritual development.
She has just published her first work, a short story called "The Magic Tree," which is part of the anthology, "Crappy to Happy." A full-length memoir, called "Machete Woman," about her days as a shamanic apprentice will be published soon.
We discuss her journey within the world of shamanism, what it was like to be a woman in the jungle, and how important staying centered is when working with elemental energy. We also had plenty of time to talk about one of my favorite subjects, Somatic Experiencing, and the very specific ways Judy uses this work in conjunction with her Shamanic practices.
This is a wonderful episode that left me feeling expansive and open to magic and wonder. See what it does for you!
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This is a short episode with Dr Alice offering strategies and a guided practice for increased ease on election day.
Many of us here in the US feel the mounting tension surrounding this election, and are tired of living in a pressure cooker.
And afterwards, lean into this episode for support and strategies to bring you ease and connection in all of the areas that you can control.
If you are sober or in recovery and worried the anxiety of this day might drive you drink, please don't! Listen to this episode and create new patterns of coping and staying grounded even in a stressful time.
If you are high wired with anxiety, this is the episode for you.
You aren't alone!
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Join me for a lively chat with Emily Golden, and learn what all about the New Golden Rule! She recently published a book by the same name, and lets us in on some of the highlights she covers between the pages.
Emily Golden is a professional certified coach who specializes in executive leadership and career coaching. She has seventeen years of corporate human resources experience; practical experience from more than 2,500 hours of coaching; and a deep understanding of the human mind, spirit, and potential. Her clients range from seasoned executives to emerging leaders, to career changers who utilize her support to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
Emily’s ontological approach allows individuals to clarify their goals, shift beliefs and habits, take risks, execute brilliance, and make quantum leaps rather than incremental improvements. Her patience and brilliance allow others to discover “ah-ha” moments that enable what once seemed impossible. As a result, her clients emerge as leaders who bring value, impact, and connection to their professional and personal lives.
Emily and I chat about making profound life changes without a huge event taking place as a catalyst, and at finding your passion with your work.
Emily offers wonderful insights into ways to take better care of ourselves and highlight our own strengths, while being aware of areas for growth.
Emily is a dynamic, warm hearted guest who brings a fresh approach to the world of personal development.
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