Living Inspired On and Off the Yoga Mat // Special Guest: Crystal Gray (Episode 65)

Joyful living doesn’t just happen overnight and it’s not a destination to reach. Living joyfully is a practice and a way of truly experiencing life.

Crystal Gray joins us to tell us about her joyful living journey and share with us her insight on finding inspiration, being guided by intuition, and truly living with joy.

Crystal has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. She is a certified Health Coach, organic vegetable farmer, wife, and mother, and she loves helping people find health, hope, and the support they need to reach their goals and live a life more joyful than they ever thought possible.

Joyful living, for Crystal, means being led by her INSPIRATION and INTUITION. Finding joy and balance in life involves taking a step back, slowing things down, and trying not to force things to happen.

Instead of focusing on attracting a certain job, car, house, or point of success into her life, Crystal has learned to focus on things like simply trying to find joy in her life. She has found that this approach frees people from the expectations we often attached to the things we think will bring us happiness and opens us up to the joyful experiences life has to offer.

Rather than speeding through life or just going through the motions, Crystal talks about starting each day with intention and inspiration. The decision to slow things down has helped her stay focused and remain present in the moment, so that the hours and days don’t just pass by in a blur.

Spirituality – connecting with our own intuition and the divinity within us, as Crystal defines it – was the start of her wellness and joyful living journey. While she embarked on adventures with her diet, lifestyle, and yoga practice, she also battled her own addictions, insecurities, and limiting beliefs.

What she found along the way is that JOY LIVES IN THE BODY as well as in the heart and soul.

She encourages us, as women, to step more fully into our womanhood and to be comfortable in our bodies, to slow down, tune in, and really be connected with our bodies.

Crystal reminds us that, just like there is no such thing as a perfect post on the yoga mat, there is no such thing as perfect in our lives! It’s not so much about getting to a certain place or checking off those boxes in life, in relationships, or even in yoga… but it’s more about being honest about where you’re at and living according to your inspiration and intuition. 

As you listen to Crystal’s story and the way she helps others discover joy, balance, and peace, you can’t help but feel inspired to let go of your ideas of perfection, to slow down, tune in, and truly connect with your unique purpose.

 

ABOUT CRYSTAL GRAY // CRYSTALGRAYYOGA.ORG

Crystal Gray has been teaching yoga since 2005. She’s owned a yoga studio, an organic vegetable farm, is a health coach, wife and momma to one beautiful 7 year old. Crystal loves helping women find themselves and remember who they truly are aside from being an awesome mom.

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Overcoming Challenges and Sparkling Your Way Through Life // Special Guest Tori Sullivant (Episode 64)

Triumph over tragedy and victory over victimhood. If anyone knows the power and truth that lies within those statements and states of being, it’s Tori Sullivant.

Tori spent years battling constant “less-than syndrome,” as she calls it. She has been through challenges and has experienced pain far beyond what some of us can imagine, but she faces the adventure of this life with strength, patience, and a determination to find JOY.

With unrelenting grace and a smile that stretches far beyond her struggles, Tori reminds us that happiness, fulfillment, peace, and true joy aren’t places we arrive at or mile markers that we reach, but they are choices we make and habits we develop over time.

 

Listen in as Tori shares pieces of her life story and insight into CHOOSING JOY each and every day. 

She reminds us that gratitude is the gateway to joy and shares her favorite ways to not only practice, but to multiply joy in her life and in the lives of others.

You’ll learn a bit about some of the specific obstacles that she helps other women overcome – things like pity and comparison – and the tools Tori has found to be most helpful in helping women rise above the darkness and truly live life to the fullest.

ABOUT TORI SULLIVANT // TORISULLIVANT.COM

Tori is a joy seeker and trauma thriver…the word survivor just doesn’t cut it. After watching two towns she called home be ripped apart by tornados, surviving a terrorist bombing, receiving terrifying medical diagnoses, battling severe PTSD and anxiety, and losing her son she was tired of feeling like a victim. She set out on a journey to find joy and sparkle her way through life when it seemed impossible.

Tori’s gift is helping people honor their hurt, find their inner strength, and fall in love with their life. A former teacher, Tori shifted her focus following the death of her son to become a lifestyle coach who helps clients overcome trauma, limiting beliefs, and mindset blocks so they can learn to live with joy. Having been through it all and risen from the proverbial ashes, Tori gets down in the trenches with her clients and battles with them. Her clients learn to honor their hurt and find beauty in their brokenness.

Tori reminds us that we don’t have to be defined by the darkness in our life, but instead, by how we choose to rise from it.


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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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