Episode #54: Mastering Your Money Mindset | How I Went from $1.5 K Months to $7K Months in my Business

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Do you cringe every time you think about money?

Struggle with anxiety when you look at your bank account?

Constantly feel “broke” and like you’re living paycheck to paycheck?

I feel ya sister, because I was right there with you. And today I deep dive into my money story, how I spent years paralyzed by my beliefs and feelings around money, and how by shifting my mindset around money, I’ve been able 5x my income in a the last year because of a set of simple SHIFTS.

Things I dive into in today’s episode:

  • My past working 7 part time jobs and endlessly feeling broke as a joke

  • The struggling actor mentality

  • My journey from hustle to flow

  • The 3 big shifts that really changed the game for me


Episode #53: The Power of Passive Income Through the Authentic Use of Network Marketing | A Conversation with Mallory Eden

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Network Marketing. MLMs.

Chances are you have a pretty strong reaction to both of those terms — either positively or negatively.

You’ve been added to a facebook group without your permission. Your ex boyfriend high school’s sister who you haven’t spoken to in 15 years started a business and reached out inviting you out of the blue. #notcool am I right?

Network marketing gets a bad rap but let me tell ya, it can (and should) be the most life changing things you will ever do for yourself if you are aligned with a mentor you love and partner with a company who’s products you believe in.

I was the biggest skeptic. I thought I was going to be scammed. Drink the koolaid and join a cult. And to be honest, I had good reason. I’d been surrounded by people who were doing it wrong and were partnered with companies that were 110% out of alignment with what I believed. But having the courage to follow my gut, and kickstart my business education with a side hustle in the network marketing space has given me so many opportunities and gifts that I couldn’t have ever imagined possible. And almost every single successful entrepreneur I know has a stream of revenue dedicated to affiliate marketing (most of which are in the network marketing realm) soooo success leaves MF clues you guys. And I’m so excited to have Mallory Eden on — an incredible woman in the network marketing space that is showing up in this business model with true authenticity.

So who is Mallory? She is a self love + holistic health advocate, and essential oils lover. Her mission is to help guide and empower women to live healthier + happier lives…on their terms and going for their dreams while thriving from the inside out. She loves reading about a million books at a time, green smoothies, coffee, a huge bowl of popcorn with a chocolate side, painting huge canvases, twinkling diffusers, Sacred Frankincense, and cuddling with her family for a movie night by the fire. Essential oils & holistic nutrition are her deepest passions. She’s been with Young Living for almost 2 years and it's been the most amazing, best surprise of her life!! She’s been constantly learning that sometimes veering off course IS THE COURSE that was meant for us all along.

Today we deep dive into allllll things network marketing, our experiences in the space and how passive income has changed our life.

Some of the main things we touch on in today’s episode:

  • Pulling back the curtain on the truth about network marketing

  • How network marketing is really just another form (and a way more lucrative form) of affiliate marketing

  • The key to living a life by design

  • The importance of vision and being authentic to yourself

  • How to overcome the fear of being perceived as scammy

  • Using this opportunity as a chance to foster community where you truly belong



LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

Mallory’s Instagram

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Episode #52: How Entrepreneurship Helped Me Discover my MF Purpose in Life

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“You can do any job for the rest of your life. But if you are not happy. If you are not fueled in your relationships. If you are not feeling like a health, happy and alive version of yourself, what is the f*cking point?”


This is a long time coming request for an episode that I’m SO freaking excited to share with you all. So many of you ask me how I started my business, had the courage to quit my day jobs and dive into entrepreneurship and how I make it work.

So today, I dish.

The good, the bad, the unexpected and all the in betweens.

‘Cause the entrepreneur life is a MF rollercoaster. It has opened up so many incredible doors for my life and I could not imagine living my life any other way now that I’m in it, but there were years when I thought it for sure wasn’t for me (and still days where I just wanna throw my hands up in the air and go f*ck it, I’m done).

But the honest truth of it is? This path has helped me uncover my purpose in life and today, I share my story and the jumping off pieces that you can use in your own life to figure out WTF your purpose (or multiple purposes? plural? who knows?) are on this planet.

You ready? Here we go.


Episode #51: Breaking the Stigma of Therapy with Rachel Wright

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When you hear the word therapy, does it bring up positive or negative emotions for you?

Therapy used to be something I didn’t think I needed and gave a it a major bad rap. But my perspective on the matter has changed drastically in the last few months as I’ve explored my own experience of working with a therapist. Yup, I am a major therapy convert. And I’m talking about my own experience in therapy for the first time on todays episode.

So to talk about all the things and give you the most candid conversation about a topic so polarizing, I brought back on to the podcast one of my favorite humans on the planet, therapist and sex, relationships and mental health expert Rachel Wright.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Why Rachel wanted to be a therapist

  • How therapy and theatre are so linked

  • Her first experience of therapy as a fourteen year old (and the juicy deets on why her parents shoved her into therapy in the first place)

  • The good, the bad & the ugly of the therapy model

  • Where to even start on finding the right therapist for you

  • Why I finally took the deep dive and started going to therapy

  • Self care starts with mental health

  • How to know if you need therapy

  • A huge aha moment I had in therapy a few weeks ago


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

Rachel’s Instagram | Website

Episode 37 with Rachel on Anxiety

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Episode #50: Bare Naked Bravery with Emily Ann Peterson

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“The people who we define as brave are those that are able to utilize the fear itself to do the thing that they want to do.”


In 2013, Emily Ann Peterson was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist/cello teacher. Refusing to lose her life's love of expression, she knew she’d have to be brave. In an act of neurological defiance, she expanded into wider mediums and broke through her creative glass ceiling, opening the door to limitless possibilities through songwriting.

Her best-selling book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous helps people from all walks of life understand what bravery really is - allowing them to step into it by creatively using vulnerability, imagination and improvisation. She also founded The School of Bravery, a learning lab for creative visionaries which supports everyday heroes and creative entrepreneurs prepare, endure, and recover from their seasons of bravery.

Emily Ann's community of fans, listeners, and readers offers a welcoming, safe place for creative misfits to finally find belonging and acceptance. Emily Ann writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual. Her goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • What the f*ck bravery actually means

  • How developing a hand tremor totally changed the trajectory of her life

  • The frustration of hearing words like “keep being brave” or “you’re so brave”

  • How traumatic events can shift your identity

  • The process of writing a book

  • The starving artist mentality

  • What her research on bravery showed her

  • How she confessed her love to a guy in the most creative and amazing way


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

Emily’s Instagram | Website

Follow her on Spotify and get chapter 1 of her book

Emily’s Ted Talk

Bare Naked Bravery

How To Be Everything

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Episode #49: Mood swings, menstrual cycles and my journey of going off the birth control pill | A Solo Episode

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On today’s episode I’m deep diving into the past year of navigating my body and hormones after going off the birth control pill.

This time last year, I remember sitting in a coffee shop with my friend Jen talking all about the birth control pill. She had decided to go off of it 6 months prior and was sharing her experience with me and it got me thinking ... "why have I been on the pill for so goddamn long?"

I mean OBVIOUSLY to not have a baby. But the reason I went on the pill in the first place? I was 15 years old and my doctor misdiagnosed me with PCOS and said "here, just take the pill. It'll help your symptoms." And she was right, it did. And I didn't question it (and hadn't questioned it for years).


But that conversation got me thinking about how I'd been putting synthetic hormones into my body for 12 years of my life without question ('cause ya know, everyone is on the pill, right?) and that I hadn't even thought to question it.  And after my 27th birthday, after all of the medical stuff going on with me at the time, and the incredible conversation I had with Claire Baker on episode 7 of the podcast and speaking with my doctor, I decided to officially go off of the pill. 

Now I want to preface this by saying this is in NO WAY a "you need to go off the pill" podcast. YOU are the only person that can make choices for YOUR body (and girlfriend, you 100% know what's best for YOU and where you're at in life), but this past year has given me SO much insight into my body and my hormonal health

So here is MY story based off of my personal findings, speaking with my trusted hormone experts, my doctor and MY BODY.

Things I cover in today’s episode:

  • My journey with the birth control pill

  • What is actually happening to your body when you’re on the pill

  • Why I decided to go off the pill and what path I decided to go with

  • The nitty gritty of what it's really like to get an IUD inserted

  • Embracing my body and learning to love myself via my menstrual cycle

  • The pressure to show up in a way that goes agains our bodies in a masculine focused world

  • Reframing cramps and our periods as positive and beautiful experiences

    *edit: the Paraguard lasts 10 years not 5!


Episode #48: Using The Enneagram as a Tool For Self Awareness with Sarajane Case

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To kick off a new month, we’re deep diving into everything get to know yo’ self because, let’s be honest, through all the mess that life brings, we can move further and further away from who we truly are, deep down.

One of the ways I love deep diving into getting to know myself in a deeper meaning is through personality tests and when I really took a deep dive into the Enneagram this past fall, I knew I needed to bring on an Enneagram expert to dish all the goods. And that’s why I’m SO excited to introduce Sarajane Case to the podcast today!

Sarajane Case is a writer, coach and speaker based in Asheville, NC. She's the creator of the Brave Collective - a membership community for people who want to create the life of their dreams from right where they are! She's the founder of Enneagram & Coffee and host of both Brave Radio & The Enneagram & Coffee Podcast!

Here are some things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • What the enneagram is and how Sarajane got into it

  • What makes the enneagram different from other personality tests

  • Embracing your shadow side

  • Using the enneagram as a tool for self awareness, deeper understanding of your partner and even bringing it into your work

  • An overview of the 9 types

  • How to use this tool as a way to grow and love ourselves more

  • How different types work together

  • Answering listener questions from our facebook community

  • Using the enneagram in business

  • How our types impact how we show up in the world and how we are perceived


LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE

Empowered and Free Retreat

Sarajane’s Personal Instagram | Enneagram and coffee Instagram

Free enneagram webinar at www.sarajanecase.com/enneagram

The Enneagram Institute

The Road Back To You

Sharp Objects

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Episode #47: Using Joy as a Vehicle for Change with Melanie C. Klein and Marc Cordon

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“ We need to tend to the internalized oppression. We need to tend to all of the garbage that we’ve absorbed since the time we were born. We need to tend to our inner life and we need to bring in whether it’s joy, love, connection and to feel full to do this. Otherwise, how can we be effective instruments?”


This conversation is one of my absolute favorites. As someone who is constantly looking for ways to cultivate more joy AND more social change, these two are fostering a community that fosters a space to breed just that in a FUN and INTENTIONAL way. And I can’t wait to introduce you to this badass duo who are making waves.

Melanie C. Klein, M.A., is an empowerment coach, thought leader and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies. Her areas of interest and specialty include media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body (Llewellyn, 2014) with Anna Guest-Jelley, a contributor in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice (Horton & Harvey, 2012), is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis (Shroff, 2014), a featured writer in Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016), co-editor of Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis with Dr. Beth Berila and Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) as well as the editor of the new anthology, Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body. She co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1996 and currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.

Marc Cordon, MPH, is a positive psychology coach, professional speaker, and author of the book "Beyond Resilient: The Coach's Guide to Ecstatic Growth." He has received coaching accolades from the Institute for Professional and Excellence in Coaching including an Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner, Certified Professional Coach, and specialties in transitions, leadership, performance, and wellbeing. Before co-founding the Joy Revolution, Marc served as the Associate Directors of the Office of Health Promotion and the Office of Multicultural Programs & Services at Emory University where he developed programs and curriculum on social justice, positive psychology and community engagement. He also received a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a Masters in Public Health in Policy & Management. For over two decades, he has assisted countless people in self-development through speaking engagements, retreats, mini-courses, and 1-on-1 advising and mentoring.   

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Shiny penny syndrome

  • The importance of practicing what we preach

  • Simple tangible ways of experiencing true joy

  • Hedonic happiness

  • What the Joy Revolution is all about

  • Using personal narrative as a form of empowerment

  • Legacy in today’s day and age being all about our own agenda and far removed from true social movement

  • Fostering a collective for joy & change

  • Self care as an act of political warfare

  • Using social media for social good

  • Positive psychology, intersectional feminism, legacy and beyond

  • And…a shit ton of poop references…’cause would you expect anything BUT that?


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

Melanie’s Instagram | Website | Yoga and Body Image Coalition

Marc’s Facebook | Website

Slut walk

The Joy Revolution

90 Day Fiance

Email Marc for his positive psychology book: marc@marccordon.com

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Episode #46: Gut Health Matters: Heal Your Anxiety Naturally, Live Happier & Feel Your MF Best | A Solo Episode

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“The food you’re ingesting and is being absorbed by the gut directly impacts your mental health/anxiety in profound ways.”


ANXIETY. OVEREATING.

Two things so many of us struggle with on the daily (I know I’m raising my hands), but they’re treated as SEPARATE issues.

The reality?

The two are SO freaking linked and nobody EVER talks about it. I know I have personally struggled with anxiety for YEARS and it was something that perpetuated my binge eating. I would feel anxiety coming on and I’d turn to pints of Ben & Jerry’s and all the MF chips and dips this gal could stuff in her face to numb my feelings, only to make my anxiety worse...

And the cycle continued.

Can you relate?

Maybe you struggle with both. Maybe you are living with anxiety and it’s taking over your life and you feel constantly overwhelmed, exhausted and burnt out. Maybe you’ve tried every diet under the sun and are TIRED of feeling like food is controlling you and you just want to be able to FEEL ENERGIZED and HEALTHY. 

Well, YOU CAN. And it starts here.

Here are a few things I touch on in todays episode:

  • The 5 major symptoms you might have that can tell you if you’re gut is healthy

  • What healthy poops look like

  • The path out of brain fog/exhaustion

  • How I healed my eczema

  • How to overhaul your gut in just 3 days

  • 3 simple steps to support your gut health you can implement today


Episode #45: Creating Female Friendships as an Adult, NAVIGATING shame and Living Your Kickass Life with Andrea Owen

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“If you’re engaging in the behaviors of numbing out. If you’re using alcohol or food or exercise or relationships to run away from the feeling and take the edge off. If you’re isolating and hiding out, meaning you don’t reach out for help when shit hits the fan in your life. If you’re perfecting or performing or proving, overachieving, self sabotaging. If you are participating in those behaviors, then you are doing it in an effort to avoid shame. Bottom line. So essentially shame is running your life and you don’t know it.”


Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.

She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 16 languages, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster).

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Honey badgers. Yup. We get weird real quick you guys.

  • Her big fetal position breakdown at the age of thirty one

  • How to make friends as an adult

  • Shame, and the way it plays a part in all our lives

  • Breaking free of perfectionism

  • Her journey to sobriety

  • Specific tools to incorporate positive self talk

  • Self care 101

  • Where to start if you feel like you’re life is a MF mess


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

Andrea’s Website | Facebook | Instagram

Your Kickass Life Podcast

Honey Badgers

This Naked Mind

Gray area drinking

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Episode #44: What It's Like To Get a Double Mastectomy At the Age of 27 | A Solo Episode

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“I lost an entire six hours of my day. One minute I was holding my husbands finger and the next minute I was blinking half awake in the ICU saying I was nauseous.”


Happy season 2 my Live Your F*ck Yes Lifers!

Holy balls, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you guys.

Season 2 is about to be incredible so hold onto your hats — the lineup of conversations are seriously so juicy and amazing and I can’t wait for you guys to hear them.

But before we get there, I thought it was only fitting to kick off the start of season 2 with the true tell all about my preventative double mastectomy and what it’s really been like.

So many of you have been asking about the nitty gritty deets so today, we get into all of that and more.


Things I cover in today’s episode.

  • Navigating trauma and facing your fears head on

  • Fears I had heading into surgery, body dysmorphia and sex

  • Breast cancer awareness, the BRCA gene, major surgery

  • What I did to prep for it

  • The nitty gritty of my personal choices

  • What recovery has really looked like


#43: It's Okay to Slow Down | A Busy Babe's Confession

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“ There is power in moving towards the peace, the calm, the grounding. And moving away from the hustle and the grind and the anxiety.”


Do you struggle to slow down?

As type A, overachievers, we’ve been taught to hustle and grind to succeed in life. And slowing down? It’s HARD. And in less than two weeks, I’m going to be literally forced to do just that for an entire month.

I’ve been ruminating a lot on slowing down and been working on practicing doing just that in my own life with intention — and I hope this reminds you that slowing down is one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.

Here are a few things I touch on in todays episode:

  • The struggle of slowing down

  • Being present with ourselves and our thoughts is something so few of us actually know how to do

  • Tapping into your inner wisdom

  • How giving ourselves the space to breathe can lead to so many incredible things

  • Some of my favorite tools to intentionally be present with myself every single day

  • Worth and work


Episode #42: Owning Your Full Potential and Facing Your Upper Limits | A Solo Episode

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“It could envision myself having these dreams and hitting these goals, and really embodying my full potential as a human being. I could see her and she felt so freaking close. And then I got scared. And I immediately pulled back into my hole and thought 'I can’t do that. I can’t be that person.’”


Have you ever been afraid of being successful?

Of standing in your unapologetic truth?

It can be so terrifying to rise up into our full potential. And so often, we let that fear hold us back from taking any action and instead, we tell ourselves why we’re not good enough and self sabotage from moving in that direction.

I had an unexpected experience with this this week that threw me for a loop in ways I didn’t anticipate. And holy shiz balls did I hit that upper limit ceiling around the prospect of owning my full potential — because I finally had clarity around what that could look like this weekend and it scared the living crap out of me.

More in this week’s episode my loves.


Episode #41: Owning your privilege and standing in your power with Andréa Ranae Johnson

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“It is your place.

Because we are connected to each other and we are responsible to one another.”


Andréa Ranae is a vision-led facilitator and coach who believes that together, we rise. She is deeply committed to doing her part in cultivating a world that works for everyone and does so by placing her work at the intersections of personal growth, social justice and conscious business.

As the creator of Coaching as Activism, she supports people doing transformative work to deepen their impact by taking a critical look at how their work and lives are connected to social change. As the co-founder of Whole / Self Liberation, she offers and uplifts practical tools, resources and wisdom for those who want to make change happen in their lives and communities. As a coach and consultant, she works with entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that want to be more inclusive and impactful do so through their approach to leadership, their marketing and their company culture. She's a huge fan of #blackgirlmagic, sunsets and veggie burritos.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • The pitfalls of personal development

  • How to be a true activist

  • Where to start when it comes to making change

  • Oppression — especially when it comes to racism, ageism, transphobia, sexism etc

  • A profound way to look at privilege

  • Cultural individualism

  • White privilege

  • Creating space to have emotion about the state of the world


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

EMPOWERED & FREE FALL YOGA WORKSHOP

Andrea’s Instagram | Facebook | Website

Coaching as Activism: coachingasactivism.com

Whole Self Liberation: wholeselfliberation.com

Freebie: http://andrearanae.com/values

Desiree Addaway

Adrienne Maree Brown

Octavia’s brood

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Episode #40: Breaking free of your money blocks and the smart way to save with Alli Owen

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“Money can buy you so much freedom,

and it’s really important to align your spendings to your values.”


Alli Owen is a recovering engineer and overachiever, learning to live her truth every single day. Lately, it looks like helping other people align their finances to their values so they can have more freedom in their life.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Why so many of us feel the need to live up to society’s expectations instead of following their truth

  • Making 100k a year doesn’t necessarily equate happiness

  • How she and her husband quit their jobs to travel the world

  • How to know the next steps to take in your life when you’re unhappy with where you’re at

  • How to save for retirement/getting out of debt NOW

  • The FIRE movement

  • How she went from spending all the money she earned to saving 70% of what she’s making

  • Optimizing your expenses to maximize your happiness and buy your freedom

  • The #1 question you can ask yourself to launch yourself into a positive money mindset

  • Living in a van for 6 months

  • Where to start with your finances and actually make headway in a tangible way


LINKS DISCUSSED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

TEAMI BLENDS TEAS — use code LYFYL for 15% off your purchase

Get access to their own your debt FREE webinar: ownyourdebtcourse.com/webinar

Website: owenyourfuture.com | Instagram

10 minute money checklist- owenyourfuture.com/money-checklist

FIRE

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Episode #39: What you need to know about the BRCA gene

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“When you have a mutation of one of these genes, that’s when you have a significant risk of developing one of those cancers in your lifetime.”


I was so honored to share my full story about the BRCA gene and my decision to get a preventative double mastectomy later this year on my friend Jen Wille’s podcast a few weeks back and I knew I needed to share this conversation with all of you.

This is the most vulnerable I’ve felt all year. And I would not be me if I didn’t share that with you.

So here goes. Dig in, and if you have any questions about anything I talk about, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am always here for you.

Here are a few things we discuss in todays episode:

  • My one non negotiable to start my day every day

  • The power (and fear) attached to sharing stories while navigating it in real time

  • My intention word of 2018 and the irony of it all

  • The ins and outs of the BRCA gene and how it impacts women vs. men

  • Navigating the idea of having kids now

  • The options for reducing your risk when you have the gene

  • Facing things you’re absolutely terrified of head on

  • Talking about my BOOBS in detail

  • The exact surgery I’m getting


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

TEAMI BLENDS TEAS — use code LYFYL for 15% off your purchase

Episode 21: Having the courage to live life with intention, radical self care and growing up in foster care with Jen Wille

Previous podcast episodes where I touch on BRCA // Episode 10: Finding strength in unexpected places & Episode 6: Facing Fear Head On

Jen’s podcast First & Foremost

FORCE

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Episode #38: Orthorexia and the shit no one talks about in the fitness world | A Solo Episode

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“If you’re not happy with something in your life. Whether it’s your health, your relationships, the way you talk to yourself, the way you prioritize things, your job…literally anything in your life. You are in control. You are at the drivers seat. And you have the power to change your life if you decide to.


Orthorexia.

A word that until a couple of years ago, I had no idea existed, and yet, applied so wholeheartedly to my relationship with fitness for years.

How does fitness fit into your life?

Do you approach it from a place of lack? Working out because you at that cookie and you’re trying to “work it off”? Or because you are trying to get in shape for that big trip so you can look “good in a bikini”?

Or do you approach it as a gift? Something that gives you energy? Brings positivity into your day? Makes you feel confident, happy, vibrant?

Today’s episode dives into the pitfalls of fitness and how to move out of a negative mindset around fitness.

Episode #37: The Truth About Anxiety with Rachel Wright

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If it’s impairing your life and hurting you, it’s enough.


Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Relationship Coach, Rachel Wright is recognized as one of the freshest voices on modern and millennial relationships. She is the co-founder of Wright Wellness Center where, together with her husband and team, she is on a mission to help people have better sex, relationships, and mental health, through a growing catalog of masterclasses, online programs, resources, and a supportive online community. She’s been referred to as someone “bridging the gap between a self-help book and a therapist’s couch.” Rachel is also a sex educator, speaker, and writer, and the co-host of the popular WWC Podcast, that hosts a weekly discussion about the things that matter in life and aren’t talked about enough. She has been featured widely in the media, including Women’s Health, PsychologyToday, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, and dozens of other outlets.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • How to identify anxiety in your day to day life

  • The full story of when she had a panic attack on her wedding day

  • The rampant should-ing all over ourselves we do

  • My own journey with anxiety and something I’ve never shared on the pod before

  • The differences between anxiety and stress

  • The physiological signs of anxiety

  • Anxiety attacks vs. panic attacks (and how they greatly differ)

  • How to thrive alongside anxiety and create a self care plan of action

  • The beauty of curiosity

  • How to navigate anxiety that’s been brought on by trauma


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Rachel’s Instagram

Wright Wellness Center

Yoga Nidra meditations

Episode 9: How to communicate effectively with your partner and rekindle the spark in your relationship with Rachel & Kyle Wright

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Episode #36: Effortless eating, holistic nutrition & breaking free from restriction with Erin Smandych

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It’s your freaking birthright to feel good and fuel your body well.


Erin Smandych is a private chef & master mindset/health coach for driven women who are done with food stress and want to stop spinning their wheels when it comes to their health. She is a ninja with vegetables, a cat enthusiast, and incredibly passionate about showing people just how delicious (and effortless!) healthy eating can be.

Here are a few things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • Finding your groove in the kitchen

  • The truth around nutritionist programs and how restriction (and how addiction can often play a big part of it)

  • Focusing on how we want to FEEL instead of living in the extremes

  • Breaking free from the quick fix mentality

  • Her experience coming out of holistic nutrition school and how it negatively impacted her relationship with food

  • How to quickly and directly impact your internal health

  • Healthy eating made simple and affordable

  • Investing in yourself in positive ways

  • We may say sparkle farts on the podcast so…..you can bet it’s a badass episode.


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Erin’s Website | Instagram

Erin’s Private FB Group: Healthy Eating Made Effortless

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Episode #35: Polyamory and ethical non monogamy with Dedeker Winston

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Our narratives around love and sex and romance don’t necessarily hold up all of the time.


Dedeker Winston was raised to be a wholesome Christian conservative, but later opted to be a sex-positive polyamory activist, relationship coach, and nude model. She currently provides one-on-one coaching services for people transitioning into non-monogamy and is one of the hosts of the Multiamory podcast. She has been sought out as an expert for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Newsweek, Vice, Bustle, AskMen, and recently presented a Talk at Google on non-monogamy. She is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory.

Here are a few things we discuss in todays episode:

  • Polyamory 101: what does it even mean to be polyamorous?

  • Dedeker’s journey from conservative Christian to sex positive and ethical non monogamy activist

  • Removing the stigma from ethical non monogamy

  • Infidelity, affairs and being attracted to someone else when you’re already in a relationship

  • Cultural norms and the expectations placed on us without being aware of it

  • The relationship escalator and how more of us are on it without even realizing it

  • Jealousy

  • The multiple ways you can dive into the world of ethical non monogamy


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

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Websites: dedekerwinston.com | multiamory.com
Twitter: @dedekerwinston
Snag her book The Smart Girls Guide to Polyamory // Audiobook version coming out on October 18th!

Stepping off The Relationship Escalator

Relationship anarchist manifesto

Cappadocia

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