The delightful Jessica Williams is back on the podcast to not only give us an update on her healing journey with an autoimmune disorder, but we explore the yin and yang of self-care, discipline of taking care of yourself, financial self-care, finding purpose in social media, acknowledging your growth, and more.
"Self-care is your gateway to deep healing. These practices are your true lifesavers."
Welcome to the first episode of Season 2! To begin this new season and new "seasonal vibe" of the podcast, I figured it would make sense to revisit this whole self-care thing and get on the same page.
Take a listen to hear why I'm kind of annoyed with the term self-care these days and how we reclaim its true meaning, the importance of prioritizing and personalizing your practices, and all you can expect from this season.
There is a lot of talk out there about self-love and living your best life, but it is rare to meet someone who has walked the walk and can really teach and inspire you to love yourself from a deep and authentic resource within.
It is my pleasure to bring you Danielle LaPorte, a multiple best-selling author, a highly acclaimed spiritual teacher and speaker, a poet, a mother, and an all around incredible human being, here on the podcast.
Take a listen as Danielle shares her truth bombs on being your own best friend, the life-saving reasons for self-care practices, how to hear your own inner wisdom, how to serve in an empowered way, the importance of knowing your core desires, and so much more.
This week’s episode is a continuation of last week’s conversation all about the important and complex topic of mental health. If you missed it, I recommend taking a listen HERE before you sit down with this one, so you’ll have more context of where I’m coming from and what points were already made.
Last week was more of an overview of the mental health issue and what we as a community can do about it. And in this week's Part 2, I dig into more of the nitty gritty of how you can tend to your own mental health needs with my top tips and things to keep in mind as you brave your own wilderness.
My personal self care journey began shortly after I was diagnosed with depression in my teens. And my path to heal and maintain that part of myself is the substance the powers what I bring to the world, including through my work and through this very podcast.
The subject of mental health is so near and dear to my heart that honestly, I'm a bit nervous to talk about it in this format. But with all that is going on, with so many people out there that suffer alone or don’t know how to help, I feel like it would be a disservice to keep sitting on the sidelines in this arena.
So, I’m going to be taking the next two episodes to talk about the timely and timeless topic of mental health, my personal journey with it, the stigma around it, how you can really help others, and how you can use self care to help yourself.
This episode (part 1) is all about the issue at large and how we as a collective community can help each other. The following episode (part 2) will cover simple self care practices specific for mental health, including thoughts on using or not using medication, how to tune in when you fear what you might hear, the concept of a good day and bad day routine and more.
In a world where we’ve become all about the likes and the followers and the curated feeds and all of that, it’s hard to know if we are really connecting with each other online. And if we are, it's hard to tell if that connection is feeding our deep need to connect or feeding our addiction to escape and compare.
A leading force for good is writer and photographer Lily Diamond. Lily is the author of Kale and Caramel: Recipies for the Body, Heart, and Table. But she has also started quite the movement on social media with the hashtag #honestinsta.
Take a listen as we discuss how to be honest on social media and why it’s so important, being the space holder of a movement, vulnerability and how to reach out in a way that is proactive instead of destructive, the importance of being a witness for each other, the joy of keeping it simple when it comes to self care, and the power of mental sanitation.
As much as we dream of long summer nights, weekend adventures, times to chill out and relax, Summer can oftentimes feel chaotic and stressful and just the opposite of what you want it to be.
In this episodes, I share my top three simple summer practices to keep in mind to help us slow down in some ways, perk up in some ways, and overall savor this time of the year.
The wonderfully inspiriting Ruth Allen from Whitepeak Wellbeing chats with me this week about her experience with the outdoors and her outdoor therapy practice in the UK.
As an indoor and outdoor counselor and coach, and as an outdoor enthusiast herself, Ruth shares her wisdom on how to chill out to hear your inner voice, how to use nature to be more playful, the importance of silence, how to bring the outdoors in, balancing nature and technology, and how to honor and listen to the enticing call of the outside world.