Taking Life-Changing Action (Episode 63)

Why is it so dang hard to take life-changing action? Sometimes it’s just too easy to completely freeze or to go for the easy way out when we know the next steps could bring so much joy, abundance, relief and success… believe me, I know!    

Today I’m diving into a few reasons we run into this problem and sharing with you some basic principles and concepts that just might help you rise above those fearful, hesitant feelings.

When we identify a shift we need to make or a change we desire in our world, we tend to automatically look at WHERE WE ARE NOW vs WHERE WE WANT TO BE. Then, we feel the instant pressure and fear of what seems to be a massive gap in between the two.

Your dreams are right there in front of you… you can taste them, smell them, feel them and they really lights up your soul. Don’t let the distance between where you are and where you want to be hold you back!

 

Achieving those life-changing desires isn’t a sprint… it’s a marathon! Recognize that true, lasting change often comes from small and consistent efforts put in place over longer periods of time.

Listen in to discover how to truly approach life-changing decisions or actions with a perspective and beliefs that will empower you. Allow yourself to be truthful and find peace with the desires you have in your heart, then really embrace the journey to create a life you love!


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Self Love + Limitless Potential // Special Guest Ruby Fremon (Episode 62)

Do you really, truly believe your potential is limitless? How would things shift in your life if you lived and breathed with a knowing that truly anything is possible in your life and you can create a life you love? Ruby Fremon joins us on Joyful Living to share her thoughts on leaning in to our limitless potential through the gateway of self-love. 

In this powerful conversation, Ruby shares how she lives for people seeing and embracing their limitless potential. Listen in as she discusses what “limitless potential” can mean and how it can support us in creating and living lives in alignment. 

One of the most powerful stories Ruby shares is how in coming face to face with her own drug addiction, she got to see how the root of the struggle was a feeling of “I am not worthy.” She shares how recognizing this brought her to a point of choice where she could finally end the addiction struggle and create a life that she loves. 

We also dive in to struggles with anxiety and depression and how to create a life you love, in spite of these struggles. Ruby shares her personal experiences with these struggles and the skills she’s used to work with them and stay in integrity with her heart and soul.

SO MANY powerful nuggets of wisdom in this conversation! We pray that it may serve and support you in finding greater hope and breaking free to live the life your heart and soul is craving.

SNAG YOUR SEAT AT RUBY’S UPCOMING AMPLIFIED SOUL LIVE EVENT IN LOS ANGELES, CA

This 3-day experience will get you unstuck and drive you to pursue your dreams with unshakable confidence! Are you ready to put an end to feelings of self-doubt so you can go after your dreams with ease? Are you ready to heal core wounds and feel proud about yourself and your life? Are you ready to stop feeling so alone on this journey and gain the support you’ve been craving? Are you ready to leap into a life that excites you? Imagine being fearless in the pursuit of your dreams. Imagine rising up to your truest potential. Imagine taking action on the things you really want. It’s all impossible, and I’ll be sharing training and tools to help you make that happen. This event is for men and women on the path to empowerment. People who are seeking to break free from the shackles of their previous limitations so they can find the freedom to pursue the big thing they’ve been afraid to go after.

ABOUT RUBY FREMON // IAMRU.BY // @iamruby

Introducing Ruby: Zero-bullshit, raw and 100% authentic about who she is and what she represents. Ruby is a Top Breakthrough Coach on a mission to help people tear down the limiting beliefs that stand between them and the life they truly want to live. She supports men and women on the path to absolute empowerment by helping them ignite their inner-power.

Addiction, depression, anxiety, toxic relationships and shattered self-worth are all part of her journey and a huge reason why Ruby is a powerful coach. She has been through the thick of it and understands the reality of what it truly takes to transition from breakdowns to breakthroughs.

Named “An Inspirational Woman” by The Huffington Post, and founder of the Self-Love Tribe, Ruby lives and breathes what she teaches. Her work inspires people to embrace enoughness, unravel from their former programming and create a life built on a solid foundation of self-love.

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Letting Go of All that Limits Us // Special Guest Calli Lewis (Episode 61)

Announcing some exciting new shifts on the Joyful Living Podcast! Not only will there be fabulous new episodes released every week (starting now), I also have a few favorite contributors who will bringing their love and genius here regularly. One of those is Calli Lewis whose past episodes are some of this show’s most listened to and most favorite. We’re so grateful to have Calli collaborating with the Joyful Living project and hope that this series will support your joyful living practice in profound and meaningful ways.

Kicking this off today, Calli joins us to discuss what it really means to live in alignment and flow, especially when fear and anxiety shows up

Calli shows us how to make peace with the triggers in our lives, especially to experience a more empowered and peaceful response. Through some really powerful parables and stories we discuss how much power we give to forces outside of us and how this shifts everything. By opening our eyes to this, it supports us in living less in force/struggle and living more in flow and joy.  

We also discuss the concept of “okay-ness” and how much of our lives are wrapped up in needing to be “okay” and terror over not being “okay.” How do we work with this struggle and recognize more and more how to live in peace and harmony with this crazy thing we call life.

Lean in, open your eyes and allow yourself to soak in the concepts in this episode to set yourself free.


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Finding Healing + Deepening JOY // Special Guest Tiffany Garvin (Episode 60)

If you’ve ever found yourself surprised by your reactions to things happening in your life or if you’ve ever felt like you just can’t seem to get your head above the water (or at least not for very long), today’s episode of Joyful Living is for you! Special guest, Tiffany Garvin, joins us with some powerful strategies and insights on how to find greater healing in our bodies, minds and spirits to expand our capacity to live more alive and in JOY.

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Tiffany teaches how to invite joy in on a more regular basis, while also living empowered to stop spiraling downward with our emotions and health. Through simple strategies, she shows how we can break free from patterns that bind and limit us so we can step more fully into the Truth of who we really are and the work our hearts and souls desire to do here.

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Listen in to learn how to harness the power of intention to bring about big shifts in your life and health. Learn how to work with your emotions and physical symptoms to learn and grow, rather than get stuck. This is a truly powerful episode. If you’re new to energy work or emotional healing, be sure to listen with your heart and soul to really feel what’s within this conversation for you. If you’re more experienced with this work, listen in to see how you to take your practice to an even deeper and more transformative level. 

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ABOUT TIFFANY GARVIN // TIFFANYGARVIN.CO

International bestselling author of Life Above the Line: Living the Life You’re Meant to Live. Tiffany overcame 18 years of chronic illnesses through hope, determination, a few miracles, and the simple yet profound techniques found in her Perfect Healing System. She now speaks and teaches, empowering others to find greater healing and happiness in their own lives.


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Return to Aliveness (Episode 59)

How is your energy level right now? So often we’re simply going through the motions in our everyday lives, but when we stop for a moment, we notice we feel tired, uninspired, and even bored. It’s easy to brush this off as “normal” or to believe that “this is just what life looks like,” but the truth is that this is all symptoms of being out of ALIVENESS.

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In today’s episode we explore what it actually means and what is required to RETURN TO ALIVENESS. We uncover 3 major areas that keep us stuck and, thus, out of JOY. We then dive in to why this matters and the simply shifts we can make to return to aliveness and bring energy and wholeness back into all we are and do.

“The most common effect of pollution in a woman’s creative life is loss of vitality… The woman who returns to the instinctual and creative nature will come back to life. She will want to play. She will still want to grow, both wide and deep. But first, there has to be a cleansing.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

I recently posted this quote to social media and received many questions about what the “cleansing” part of this quote actually means and looks like. Today’s episode answers this question and brings some powerful clarity to the conversation of truly returning to LIFE so we can experience more of what Joseph Campbell refers to:

“..the experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” 

We also discuss how at first we can feel a bit crazy, reminiscent of this quote from Fredrich Nietsze:

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

But in response to this, we explored how by hearing and dancing to our heart and soul’s music, it can actually lead to us and our life  becoming even more magnetic (and having WAY more fun in life). 

Let’s return to aliveness so we can dance our soul’s dance and sing our song. It will leave you inspired and energized, as well as inviting those around you to hear the music and take up their dance also.


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Living Joyfully AMPLIFIED // Special Guests: Thaís Sky + Bri Seeley (Episode 58)

In a day when more and more women are owning their Truth and creating with greater intention, we face some fascinating dynamics and struggles in remaining authentically in joy. With social media it’s become even easier to compare ourselves and what we’re creating with everyone else, while all too often ending up feeling like we’re lacking. This, along with vicious subconscious patterns and cycles so common to women, can cramp our creativity and limit our brilliance being expressed in the world. Thaís Sky and Bri Seeley join us today on Joyful Living to discuss how to remain firmly rooted in our own flavor of joy, while also finding greater joy in coming together as women.

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Listen in as we discuss detaching our worth from the yo-yo of our everyday life experiences and circumstances, and instead standing in a peaceful place of owning the brilliance this is just – plain and simply – WHO WE ARE. Thaís shares her insights on the Buddhist concept of equanimity – an equal sense of JOY – to live more liberated and free. Bri shares her insights on what to do when life isn’t exactly what you want it to be right now and how to lean into the joy regardless to open yourself up to creating and receiving what you really desire. We discuss how joy is actually the key to creating a life you want. Both Bri and Thaís share real life tips on how to actually do this, even when it seems impossible.

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With a vision of women coming together in genuine support of one another, Bri + Thaís created Amplify Collective based on their revolutionary concept of UN-networking. What is “un-networking”? It’s a way of approaching getting to know each other by who we actually are, rather than limiting ourselves to defining each other and ourselves simply by our roles and job titles.

“When we focus on relating to other people from a place of curiosity for who they are, rather than attempting to pigeonhole them into what they do, we open space for a relationship that is beyond using one another resources and actually getting to know them at a soul level.”TheAmplifyCollective.com

Bri + Thaís were recently featured on Forbes.com to share un-networking with an even greater sphere. The world NEEDS this fresh approach. Listen in to hear the fundamentals of how to practice un-networking and the possibilities of what that can create for you (and your business!).

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We also dive into the concept of CLARITY and how waiting to take action until you have crystal clarity can actually be a trap. Bri + Thaís share their insights on how JOY is actually the doorway to experiencing that greater sense of clarity we’re so often looking for. Bri’s advice: “start with joy. Clarity will follow.”

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There are so many fabulous insights and gems in this interview. It’s our hope that listening will energize your efforts to lean more into your joy and let it lead you.

ABOUT THAIS SKY // CoachThais.com

Meet Thaís: Two parts sass, one part straight up truth talk. Thaís is a global women’s leadership coach, motivational speaker, and the co-creator of The AMPLIFY Collective, a movement changing the way women network and co-host of the Be Amplified podcast. A former anxiety prone, binge eater, atheist turned badass spiritual teacher, Thaís supports women to step into their worth so they can rise up and own their spotlight as authentic conscious leaders. She received a prestigious first-class degree in Management and has studied spirituality, yoga, psychology, and leadership for over 10 years. Washingtonian Magazine named her as one of the top “8 bloggers to know.” The Huffington Post calls her “an inspirational woman” and she was nominated for Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 award. You can find her at CoachThais.com and just about everywhere on social media, because #millennial at @coachthais.

ABOUT BRI SEELEY // BriSeeley.com

Bri Seeley is an inspirational woman who supports women around the world to live their own version of an inspirational life. Bri is the creator of The Inspirational Woman Project – a series of books that highlights the stories of everyday women, inspired by the belief that every woman is inspirational. She is also the co-founder of  of The AMPLIFY Collective, an un-networking movement for women and co-host of a weekly podcast, Be Amplified. A coach, speaker, author, and former renown fashion designer with an international fashion brand, she is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and is known by many for her tell-it-like-it-is advice. Bri has been featured on The Today Show, Kickstarter, PBS, and Free Enterprise. You can find her at briseeley.com.

ABOUT AMPLIFY COLLECTIVE // TheAmplifyCollective.com

Bri + Thaís are two inspirational leaders In Los Angeles dedicated to radically changing the way creative, ambitious women connect, engage and inspire through their movement The AMPLIFY Collective. Their “un-networking” events are building community, fostering dialogue and powerfully upleveling the way women show up in their life and business throughout the United States. Together, Thaís + Bri are a force to be reckoned with and are providing women a powerful space to Be Amplified so they can change the word. The duo has been featured on KTLA, Medium, Huffington Post, and Forbes. You can learn more about their movement and see if they are at a city near you at www.theamplifycollective.com.


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SAVOR Joy (Episode 57)

How do we experience joy when life situations are INTENSE + UNCOMFORTABLE… even painful? If the heat has been turned up on your life lately, find solace here because today I’m sharing some powerful insights and simple practices to support increasing your JOY NOW (regardless of what’s happening in your world).

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It’s easy to talk about “joyful living” when everything is going great, but what about when they’re not? What about finding joy when you feel like you’re barely holding yourself together? In today’s episode of the Joyful Living Podcast we get real + raw about how to truly find + experience more joy within every day. 

 

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Listen in to learn fundamentals to support your joy path, as well as some shifts in perception that CHANGE EVERYTHING. One of those fundamentals is the Truth that the natural state of your soul is JOY. That’s homebase. Our job is about letting go of everything blocking that little light from shining brightly and all that’s blocking us from feeling. You see, feeling is KEY to joyful living. Our society conditions us to live outside of our feelings and disconnected from them. However, it’s in reconnecting that we are actually able to turn on the greatest superpower in joyful living: SAVORING.

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To SAVOR means to truly experience and to be present with. It means to taste, feel and lean into. When we savor joy, it fills and fuels us in ways that nothing else can. It becomes our sustainable energy source to create and life lives we love. It brings us to life and energizes us. It allows us to bring our very best self forward in all areas and relationships in our lives. 

SAVORING IS SIMPLE + POTENT.

SAVORING MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

Listen in to learn how to savor, even when life is hard and when the pressure is on. Get real life counsel on how savoring can support your world opening up into exactly what you’ve been desiring. 

 


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Intuitive Business, Visibility + Activation // Special Guest Joanna Turner (Episode 56)

If your heart has been calling to you to create something big + brilliant and maybe you are considering starting a business or wanting to take your existing business to the next level, this powerful episode of Joyful Living is for you! Joanna Turner joins us to dish on the importance of following our intuition in all aspects of our lives and businesses, as well as leaning into ENJOYING in the process of creating.

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As an Intuitive Business & Success Coach, Joanna specializes in guiding women to let go of all the fears, negative beliefs and self-sabotaging patterns that limit them in creating what they really desire in life and business. She shares her insights on identifying and shifting blocks relating to visibility and money, especially sharing the most common blocks she sees (and that we all have to some degree or another).

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One of my favorite points that Joanna leans into is recognizing that we were born for something bigger than we can comprehend. It’s BIGGER than us. If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll never start. She encourages us to “find joy in the struggle” and learn to love ourselves so we can get over ourselves and love the people we’re here to serve.

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Truly, this conversation with Joanna Turner can be a powerful activation for you in whatever phase you’re in of creating a life and business you love. Listen in with an open heart and see what’s in store for you here. We’re cheering you on in taking action and living joyfully!

About Joanna Turner  // MissionforBalance.com

Originally from Scotland, now a digital nomad. Joanna is a leading Intuitive Business & Success Coach, Advanced EFT & Master NLP Practitioner, (and former Chartered Accountant!) She is a mentor to female entrepreneurs, and specialises in busting money & visibility blocks.  

She acts as a bridge between the spiritual and business worlds combining her strong business acumen, gained from spending 17 years in Finance and in Boardrooms with the CEOs of Multi-Billion dollar companies and setting up offshore start up companies, with her years of personal development and spiritual practice, including being a certified Akashic Records practitioner. She was recently nominated for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award 2016 in the Entrepreneurship category.


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Fabulocity: Joy in Marketing + LIFE // Special Guest: Rebecca Rubin (Episode 55)

It’s easy to devalue all we have to offer the world. It’s even easier to tell ourselves that while our dreams aren’t being realized today, we’ll get there eventually. And then the years just keep rolling by. Life continues moving forward, not stopping for us to have a chance to shift and get ahead. Sometimes to really get into the life work that’s been calling us from our heart and soul, we get to make BIG + COURAGEOUS shifts. And sometimes (most of the time) not everyone in our world will understand or cheer us on.

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Join us today is Rebecca Rubin, a rock star marketing coach who helps people to find their soul fire and then ignite it through their marketing. Whether you’re in business now or are tempting the idea for “someday,” you’ll want to be sure to listen in to the wisdom and insights Rebecca shares in this powerful episode of the Joyful Living Podcast.

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Rebecca uncovers the most common blocks she sees as a coach that limit our capacity to share the brilliance and beauty we are offering to the world, as well as the powerful shifts you can apply today to lean into more magnetic and compelling marketing.

Also, enjoy hearing more about Rebecca’s unique story of following her heart to leave her job, open up her own business and then go on to become a digital nomad for the past year, living in a different country every month of 2016. It will inspire you to take those leaps of faith you’ve been holding out on, while stepping into greater action and courage along the way.

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About Rebecca Rubin // ThePursuitofFabulous.com

Rebecca Rubin is a marketing coach who helps women entrepreneurs to discover + express their inner FABULOCITY – so their lives flow with ease and their messages spread like wildfire online.
Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Business Insider, NBC, CBS Radio, The Huffington Post, Divine Living Magazine and a number of other top publications + podcasts in the “live your best life” space.
Rebecca is also a full time digital nomad – spending 2016 living in 12 countries over the course of 12 months and taking her coaching business on the road!

p.s. Stay inspired to live in greater JOY everyday by subscribing to the Joyful Living Podcast in iTunesStitcher or iHeartRadio. Excited to cheer you on in living a life you love!

Shifting from Fear to LOVE (Episode 54)

One of the most life-changing concepts to understand is that our stories determine our reality. The stories we tell ourselves about the situations we find ourselves in as well as our stories about our relationships and every other part of our lives create the lens that we perceive everything through. When we understand the power of our stories, we recognize our power to CHANGE them when they are not supporting the reality we desire to experience.

All too often, we uncover our stories to find that deep underneath them are layers of fear. These fears cloud our vision and limit our possibilities. They keep us stuck with the realization of our dreams remaining out of sight.

Marianne Williamson says, “A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love – from a belief in what is not real, to faith in that which is. That shift in perception changes everything.”

Listen in as we discuss how to make this shift of our subconscious stories that are tainted by fear to instead blossom into LOVE. Dive in to understand more deeply why this matters so much and how it opens up a space for miracles in our lives.

“There is nothing more beautiful than a warrior woman standing in her power, courage, and confidence. From this place of strength, she is capable of loving the world in a way that transforms pain into promise…. and hell into heaven.” – Debbie Ford

In this episode I mention a recent video I posted about working with jealousy (rather than resisting, shaming and ignoring jealousy when it comes up) to experience greater joy. You can find that video HERE.