Ep. 2.4: Loving without Limits with Dr. Jaqueline A. Bussie

Today’s podcast is a special one indeed. A conversation about probably the most important thing on the planet, maybe even the universe. And that thing is love. 

Dr. Jaqueline A. Bussie is an award winning author, theologian, public speaker, and professor at Concordia College up here in my neck of the woods, Moorhead, MN. In her most recent book, Love Without Limits, she writes about what it means to truly love and be loved, and how to learn to love across differences. 

Take a listen as we hear about Jaqueline’s personal journey of cultivating this love within, how to deal with religious and political differences with those that you love, how to create your own loving and supportive community, and how to move forward when you feel like your purpose and mission is destroyed. 

And one my favorite parts of our conversation is when she shares her experience with getting fired from her publisher while writing Love Without Limits because of the stories of her Muslim and LGBTQ loved ones in her community. How her book ended up coming to be is an incredible tale full of really powerful lessons for all of us. 

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Ep. 2.3: Grounding into Fall

The end of summer and the coming on of darker days (literally, not figuratively hopefully) in this hemisphere is a perfect time to reset and reground. 

Perhaps you’ve been craving that grounding feeling lately. You’ve been running around all summer, traveling, even quite literally flying in the air, and you are needing more stability and ritual and routine. That is where ‘grounding’ comes in.

Grounding is a popular term in the yoga and healing world. Grounding into a pose, grounding your energy, grounding practices, etc. But on this week’s episode, I dig a little deeper into this whole grounding thing to help you ease into the Fall Season.

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Ep. 2.2: Jessica Williams on the Evolution of Self-Care and Owning Your Journey

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.

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Ep. 2.1: Some Real Talk on Self-Care

"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.

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Danielle LaPorte on Self Love, Service, and Living Your Truth

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.

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Ep. 30 Self Care for Mental Health Part 2

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.

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Ep. 29 Self Care for Mental Health Part 1

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.

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Ep. 28 Lily Diamond on Honesty, Vulnerability, and Sharing it with the World

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.

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Ep. 27 Summer Rituals

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.

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