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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5 Steps to Work WITH Jealousy to Experience Greater Joy

Is comparison ALWAYS the thief of joy?

What if jealously and comparison are simply just POWERFUL signposts to give you greater clarity on what your heart and soul truly desire?

Listen in to get my 5 steps to transform jealousy into joy… so powerful!

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Creating the Life You Want // 4-Step Process (Episode 39)

Are you ready for some POWERFUL clarity to support you creating and LIVING a life you love? I’m so excited to share this special episode of the Joyful Living Podcast with you today!

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Over the past 6+ years I’ve used a powerful 4-Step path to navigate creating the success and joy I now enjoy. Step by step, week by week, this process has kept me on track with my goals and dreams. Today I am sharing my secret weapon with you. Using this process is what makes some people look at me and scratch their head wondering, “how does she get ALL that done?”

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This past school-year this process has been even more important than usual. I felt inspired to homeschool my children and knew it was exactly what we needed most right now. However, I also knew that I had our residual income business to continue to grow and manage, a podcast to produce and I was also recovering from adrenal fatigue (from a few years of overworking and not doing things in balance).

How would it be possible to recover my health and manage all of these effectively?

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Welcome to the 4-Step process I’ve been refining over the years!

This year I perfected it even more and put it more fully to the test and we’ve been reaping the rewards! Has it always been smooth sailing? Absolutely not. However, my children are thriving and it’s been a very successful homeschool year, my health is thriving and our business is thriving as well. AND, I’M NOT CRAZY. All of these feel like big wins (especially the “not crazy” part). 😉

To download my 4-Step Path to Create a Life You Love Workbook, click on the box below.

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You’re going to LOVE it! It’s full of 10 pages of GOODNESS to support your path of joy!

Just to really win you over on this, my husband is making some big shifts in his life right now and I had him test out my 4-Step Path to Create a Life You Love Workbook and he LOVED it (he doesn’t typically love stuff like this). He loved the clarity that came from following the steps and is confident it will really support him as he makes this transition.

Excited for you to listen in to this POWERFUL episode and snag your copy of the 4-Step Path to Create a Life You Love Workbook!


 

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Soul Hunger (Episode 30)

Within all of us is an itch that can’t seem to be itched, a hunger that can’t seem to be satisfied. With the intense itch and insatiable hunger subconsciously driving us forward, it can be only natural to grasp at things we think will satisfy, only to be disappointed (and sometimes left more empty than before). Where does this come from? Our souls. Soul hunger can be easy to misidentify and misunderstand. However, as we courageously dare to get more clear on the “why?” behind what we are pursuing, it opens a candid, life-transforming conversation with our souls. We can then know more clearly what will finally ease the itch and resolve the hunger.

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The Secret to Your Best Year Ever // Special Guest Kelly King Anderson (Episode 28)

Thinking about (or dreading) New Year’s Resolutions? Think again. Rather than making lists of what to do or not do in this new year, you can do something MUCH more powerful! Over 4 years ago Kelly King Anderson invited me to dive in to the practice of choosing an intention word for the year. Ever since, my years have been drastically different. Kelly King Anderson joins us on this special New Year’s episode of the Joyful Living Podcast to share her insights on this truly powerful practice.

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End the Body Weight Struggle // Special Guest Calli Lewis (Episode 26)

With the new year dawning and holiday parties and goodies abounding, concerns about our body weight can arise for all of us women. It’s easy to feel down on ourselves about how tight our pants might be getting or to look at the looming year ahead and dread the slimming down process that we know she should be doing, but also may not really want to do.

Calli Lewis joins us on this special episode of the Joyful Living Podcast to talk about what’s really going on inside of us with the body weight struggle. She points us to looking toward our beliefs for information about why the weight continues to cling and why we can’t seem to keep it off (even when we work really, really hard to slim down).

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