Are you feeling saddened or discouraged by what's going on in America and in the world today? Do you feel like there is so much darkness in people's words and actions right now? If this is so for you, listen in to today's show and take heart, as Anna encourages you, in the words of Cyndi Lauper, to show your true colors and step into your power.
Today Anna looks at how easily we can lose sight of the fact that we can make a difference by simply being true to ourselves. In this month of movie inspired podcasts, Anna talks about Trolls, a fun movie with a deeper message. She explains why it comes back to Cyndi Lauper's powerful song, True Colors and why the lyrics of the song bring tears to her eyes. Today, Anna urges you to keep making a difference in the world around you, in spite of toxic or hurtful messages you may have received, by simply being true to your authentic self.
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Are you ready to talk about politics, with things being so crazy politically and socially, today? Or are you too afraid to open the discussion, just in case it starts an argument? For a way in on this topic, join Anna, as she makes herself vulnerable and questions the way she's dealt with politics in the past. On today's show, she talks about how she's decided to change that, through taking action.
As a child, Anna never had a chance to have political conversations with her family, as that was deemed to be impolite. As a result, she grew up believing that if she did talk about politics, a fight would break out, feelings would get hurt, or chaos would somehow ensue. So, she stayed silent, thinking that would be best. Today, however, she has realized that by going on with business as usual and not tying into what's going on currently in the world around her, she would be letting her fear hold her back.
Listen in today, as Anna talks about how you too, can step beyond your anxiety and become aware of and take responsibility for your situation and become the heroine of your own story.
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How do you really feel about your body? Do you think you're too fat to feature? Or not quite thin enough to be good enough? If this is you, listen in to today's show as Anna and her guest Tara talk about the messages women get about their bodies and how this can move you into a really disordered place of shame around the way you look. They also discuss the need to create a counter culture for bodies needing to look a certain way in order to be acceptable.
Tara Whitney is a CPA, business owner, professional speaker, writer and executive health coach. She's best known for successfully coaching women to change their relationship with food, overcome binge and over-eating and to create a life they fall in love with. Tara's message is about getting women to re-think around food and their bodies, especially as related to their own worth.
Links mentioned in today's show:
Tara's website: Tara Whitney
Tara's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you're looking for a way to heal yourself from physical or emotional pain, but you're too afraid to go there, or if you'd like to learn trust your inner voice and find direction from within, listen in to today's guest, Sarah Angelides explain how you can lean into your growing pains and trust your intuition to guide you towards wellness.
On today's show, Sarah shares how her recovery from Lupus, which was diagnosed in 2012, lead to a Spiritual Awakening within her. Sarah has a master's degree in Counseling Art Therapy and she is also a facilitator for Soul Collage, a personal development and spiritual growth workshop that she runs in the St Louis area.
She also runs workshops that focus on supporting people in tuning into the wisdom of their inner guide, to bring about healing and transformation. Listen in today and discover how you can use your intuition as a tool for wellness.
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Have you hit the wall after going full tilt into the new year? Or are you battling to stick to what you resolved to do? Then take heart and listen in, as Anna encourages you to slow down and bring a little more intention and mindfulness into your life as you go forward into 2017.
Join Anna today, as she talks about the different types of mindsets. She shares the ideas and thoughts of Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset. She discusses what can happen when you are able to focus on your mindset from a place of intention.
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Today we are continuing our monthly theme of wellness, with special guest Lisa Crilley, LMFT. Lisa’s work focuses on body image and eating disorders and she works in private practice. Lisa knows how our minds and our doubts can mislead us into believing things about ourselves that are not true!
Let’s take the word balance out of the equation because balance doesn’t truly exist. Wellness is about taking care of yourself, and because your needs vary, wellness is a fluid state of taking care of yourself, listening to yourself and even accepting yourself.
What we want for ourselves can be completely misaligned with our emotional needs. There is no one thing you can fix about yourself that will make you accept yourself if you don’t already practice acceptance.
Resources mentioned on today's show:
ANAD- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
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Do you struggle to attain balance in your daily life, or sometimes think that it's just not worth the effort to keep trying? If this is you, join Anna on today's episode, as she shares the first six items on her top ten list of why she firmly believes that Balance is Bullshit.
Anna Osborn, wife, mother of twins, business owner and licensed psychotherapist explains why she thinks that balance can be a huge barrier to the idea of wellness. She gives her take on how balance can lead to self-destruction, due to BS expectations. She believes that we will end up being stuck in a place of disconnection from our spirit, soul, heart and head and no wellness can be achieved through striving for balance.
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Giving is one of the most amazing things we can do. We have to be aware of when we are giving vs when we are giving up.
In today's episode, we are talking about 3 ways you can give to others abundantly without giving up yourself along the way. It's a tendency that many women have as natural caretakers. Our ability to give requires that we not sacrifice too much of ourselves along the way, lest we have nothing left to give.
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Achieving greatness in our lives is about giving and not about achieving a status. Many times we are called upon to give and we may already come from a place of being depleted. The temptation to think "enough is enough" may cross your mind.
Today, we're talking about 3 ways to shift your mindset from a place of an exasperated "enough is enough" to a place where you realize what you have is enough and what you can give is enough, and that is perfectly ok.
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Episode 32: Creating a Life of Greatness
We all want to achieve greatness in our lives. Society tends to define greatness as status. Achieving greatness in our lives is about being of service to others. To me, this is a universal truth - giving to others and greatness.
Being great doesn’t mean being perfect. It’s about what we do, rather than something that we are. It’s not some overwhelming or impossible to achieve idea.
Learn how a purposeful life can create a ripple effect and reach many others. Want to access the full show notes? Click here to get em'.
It's easy to think about giving during the Holidays. Today and all month, we are focusing on non-profit organizations that are doing great work in their communities. Today, Weave.org Executive Director Beth Hassett is on to talk about her organization's work with victims of domestic abuse, domestic violence, and even sex trafficking. These crisis events don't take a holiday, so Weave continues their important work year around, just as they have done for the last 38 years.
If you are looking for projects to give to during the holidays, we also talk about how you can help Weave as they allow their clients to provide Christmas toys and gifts to the children involved in these difficult circumstances. It can only happen because of your generosity!
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Episode 32: The Toxic Effects of Shame
Shame is such a powerful feeling and one that can be so destructive in our lives. On today’s episode we dive into shame and explore not only how it impacts our lives, but those around us. We look at the worldview of good people doing bad things versus bad people doing bad things.
Learn how shame can make use self-destructive the most important thing...us. Want to access the full show notes? Click here to get em'.
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Soul wellness is a very proactive and evolutionary approach to complete health and wellness. The idea is that you can become a better steward of your soul and empowers you to create a life of radiance. The soul is the essence of who we are!
Soul health is all about cleaning out what is not working and then filling up with what will allow you to live nourished and enriched.
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Episode 30: Are We Our Stories?
Do you ever wonder if you’ll escape your story or worry that you won’t be whole again after a tragic headline? On today’s show we address just that question...are we our stories? Learn how to learn how we can be whole even after we’ve been broken.
Listen in to learn the power of allowing our stories to be part of us. Click here to access the full shownotes!
29: An Embodied Place with special guest Brodie Welch, L.Ac, LLC
On today’s show I talk with the brilliant Brodie Welch, L.Ac, LLC , a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, and self-care strategist. In this episode we explore how women continually override their bodies in an effort to do more, be more and accomplish more. We discuss the universal struggle with yang addiction and how to find breathe in simple meditation.
Episode 28: The Load We Carry
Today’s show is all about exploring the way we carry our burdens, our concerns and our worries. We explore the power of exploring how we carry our load and the power of being able to take it off and sort through it. I share about the ways I’ve found to release some of that emotional weight we don’t even realize we’re burdened by!
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Episode 27: The Wisdom in Our Voices with special guest Nicole Bonsol
On today’s show I talk with the talented Nicole Bonsol, singer/songwriter and writer/designer extraordinaire. We explore the wisdom in our voices and how change doesn’t occur until we’re too uncomfortable not to change.
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Episode 26: Our Need to Rebuild-Together
On today’s show I talk with about my trip to LA to see Glennon Doyle Melton http://momastery.com/blog/ on her Together tour and the amazing takeaways that occurred for me. We explore this idea of rebuilding...together and what it means for us as women. I share about the insights I gathered from a “slowed down” weekend and how it transcends into my work, my home and my relationships.
Episode 25: Courage to be Vulnerable with special guest Mari Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S
On today’s show I talk with the amazing and courageous Mari Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S. Mari Lee is recognized for her clinical work with male and female sex addicts, love and pornography addicts, as well as her groundbreaking work with spouses and partners of sex addicts. Mari shares about the “Gift in the Wound” a platform that she has created through her own experiences, expertise and passion. Her work is truly transformative and helps to encourage us all to find the courage in our vulnerability. She highlights the power of rising above and being able to create connection and healing after tragedy.
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Episode 24: Relationship with Time
On today’s show I break down our relationship with time and how to begin to be present in the moments we find ourself present in. And it’s not as confusing as it sounds. I also share about how leggings have brought me inner peace!
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Episode 23: Happy with Baby with special guest Catherine O’Brien, LMFT
On today’s show I talk with the loving and kind Catherine O’Brien. She helps couples create a plan to thrive during the transition into parenthood instead of just surviving. During our interview she shares amazing tools and tips on managing the transition into parenthood as well as her own personal story into motherhood. She is open and bright and so full of knowledge. Listen in to find out how to prepare for this amazing journey we call parenthood.
Episode 22: No Matter What, You ARE Enough!
Today’s show is about enoughness and how we can get stuck on the hamster wheel of being “deserving” of value. Learn about the foundation of unconditional love and why it’s so important in your life. And how we can create a safe haven for ourselves.
Listen in to hear about the amazing live events launching the Spring and how to get involved. Want the full show notes? Click here to access them!
Episode 21: Calming the Chaos Within ~ featuring special guest Shirani Pathak, LCSW
Today’s show is all about demystifying the term “inner child” and hearing from expert, Shirani Pathak, LCSW, founder and Director of the Relationship Center of Silicon Valley on her powerful work. Shirani shares about the power of “inner child” work and has such an amazing way of creating hope to women around her. You’re going to love listening to our conversation as I know I learned so much from it.
20: Perspective: Friend or Foe?
Today’s show is finding perspective and the importance of peak to peak decisions. We explore the power of making mountaintop decisions and steps you can take to make more of them! You even get to hear about my early college years as a pre med major!
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Episode 19: Women, Anger and the Power of No
On today’s show I talk with the brilliant Michelle Farris, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Jose, Ca. Michelle specializes in working with women struggling with anger, substance abuse and relationships. In this episode, Michelle describes how to have a healthy relationship with anger and the power of saying “no”. Listen in to find out how you can identify and utilize your triggers for anger as a valuable too.
You can follow Michelle Farris and her work at www.counselingrecovery.com
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