Back in 2012 when I was still in fitness, a friend recommended that I follow JJ Virgin because she was up to "big things" in the industry. It was only a month or so after I did that her son was in an awful hit and run accident. I followed her posts and updates over the ensuing weeks and months to see how it would unfold and was amazed and delighted to see that against major odds, he pulled through and was able to not only live, but recover beyond anyone's wildest imagining - except hers. JJ was pulling for him to be 110% the whole time. In this interview we talk about how she made it through those difficult times, and is still doing so. And my favorite part is this - during a time when a lot of people would have totally excused it if she dropped everything, her healthy habits and self-care, her business, and any other obligations, she doubled down on all of it. She shares her reason why in today's interview and it's so so good. Enjoy!
About JJ Virgin:
Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at www.jjvirgin.com.
In this episode, JJ shares:
1. The toughest times are the most important to step up your focus, mindset, and practices
2. Habits are lifetime things
3. Have hacks in place for when negative stuff comes up
4. Your white knight is you
Today's conversation is a deep one about sex with Layla Martin (pun intended...I couldn't help myself!). Called "The Headmistress of Pleasure" by Women's Health Magazine, Layla spent years studying sexuality at both Stanford University & in the jungles of Asia with Tantric masters. We explored all the things in this chat. From sensuality, play and energetic fullness, to different types of orgasms, better understanding female anatomy, and sexual shame. Related to shame and all the emotions and triggers surrounding sex, we also discussed how our bodies are designed to heal and how sex is not just a pleasure path but a healing one as well. Listen to this one a few times, especially if any of these threads strike a cord for you and of course, let me know what you think!
About Layla Martin:
Layla Martin is the golden standard of holistic sexuality of the millennial generation -- teaching highly intelligent, successful and conscious audiences how to have epic sex and totally incredible relationships through a new approach to the body and intimacy. Her mission is healing and evolving people's conceptions of what sex and relationships truly are. Layla studied human sexuality at Stanford University and then moved to Asia where she worked extensively with Tantric masters for over seven years, mostly in the jungle. All in all, she’s done over ten thousand hours of training in Tantra and sacred sexuality. Her approach is to take this deep wisdom, which is often overlooked because it is cloaked in overly hippy or new-agey language and design and make it highly accessible to young, modern, amazing people by making it entertaining and super fun. Layla brings her knowledge of ancient teachings, and seven years of extensive work with Tantric masters in Asia combined with her foundational education studying human sexuality at Stanford University to hundreds of thousands of people who are suffering from an approach to sex and relationships that has been shaped by hundreds and even thousands of years of old religious and social taboos around these topics that are no longer fully relevant to modern society and yet still play a large role in influencing how we approach love, sex and relationships.
In this episode, Layla shares:
1. Sex education for adults
2. Why cervical orgasms are Layla's favorite
3. How to navigate crying during sex from both partners' perspectives
4. Sexual shame for men and women
Plot twist! For the first time in show history we had a scheduling mishap and had to call an audible. For today's episode I'm flying solo and diving into the topic of break ups. Since my most recent one, a handful of my friends have been seriously encouraging me to write a book called, "How to Break Up Like A Boss," which I'm not going to do, but the reason why is the reason for this podcast episode today. They watched how I took the energy that was going into the relationship and put it into things that were not only important to me for my own healing afterwards, but have helped propel my life, my work and my mission forward tremendously over the last few months. In this episode I cover how to grieve the loss regardless of whose choice it was, how to reclaim the energy that's not longer going into the relationship for yourself, how and when to extract the lessons from the relationship, taking your time, not beating yourself up, and what boundaries are important to have in place to protect and honor your healing. Please share this with anyone you know could use it right now. Break ups are tender times, but they're also ripe with opportunity for growth. I hope my own lessons, learnings, and practices can help.
Big Love, E
Put simply, this episode is about high quality showing up. Satyen Raja is a relationship expert, leader of leaders, and adoring husband and father. We touch on each of these roles in this interview and I invited him to take us the deepest around relationships and personal integrity. We talk about earning things from the school of life, true leadership, the relationship between action and wisdom, short term thrills vs long term aliveness, sexuality as a divine aspect and the deepest terrain of devotion, and shifting from a remedy mindset to an evolutionary mindset. And for those who are just as interested in feminine and masculine energetics as I am, you will LOVE his description of the feminine and masculine triads. This will be one you want to listen to more than once and invite your loved ones to join you for. I can't wait to hear what you think!
About Satyen Raja:
Satyen Raja is the founder of the WarriorSage Group of Companies – umbrella of Ignite Passion Now, Harmony Integration Academy, The Find YourSelf Journey, The Unforgettable Challenge. Through Ignite Passion Now, Satyen, his Wife Suzanne Raja have made it their mission to put a dent in the divorce rate by helping couples ignite their passion, for real, through live interactive entertaining experiences. Harmony Integration Academy is the premiere Coaching training utilizing the latest breakthrough innovative processes ,for those who want to make the deepest and fastest positive life transformations with their clients and themselves,while building a 6 figure plus income. The Find Your Self Journey are Elite Epic Adventure Tours of a lifetime,to exotic lands for persons of influence, desiring their next level of fulfillment, accomplishment and self discovery…. in Indiana Jones style! The Unforgettable Challenge is a one day mental, emotional, physical and spiritual challenge that eliminates the grip of fear and unleashes one`s true invincible power. A challenge shrouded in mystery and world famous in reputation with over 10,000 successful grads ,whom many claim has saved their lives for real.
In this episode, Satyen Raja shares:
1. Silent Power - what it is and why it's a great alternative to the loud and forceful power we're used to as a culture
2. Learning to lead from the "wobble"
3. Different flavors of love
4. When ferociousness is holy and sacred
5. Feminine and Masculine Triads
There is something about being able to relax into a powerful conversation with a woman who is fiery, confident, devoted, embodied, and deeply practiced and experienced that gets me so so excited! In this episode Guru Jugat and I talk about her spiritual path through kundalini yoga, keeping it "real" while doing deep spiritual work, some of the awesome topics from her new book Invincible Living, and for those who love the creative side of things, some of the process of bringing the book to life. I was totally in love with this woman by the time the interview was over, have a feeling many of you will be too. Enjoy!
About Guru Jagat:
Guru Jagat is the youngest senior Kundalini Yoga teacher in the world and the face of the new Kundalini movement. She is the founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, a premiere Yogic institute with locations in Venice, California and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Guru Jagat’s other entrepreneurial pursuits include RA MA TV, the “Netflix” of Kundalini Yoga, and her record label RA MA Records. Her first book, Invincible Living, will be published in January 2017 by HarperElixir, an imprint of HarperCollins. She lives in Los Angeles.
In this episode, Guru Jagat shares:
1. Spiritual materialism
2. The importance of having a personal practice
3. The power of lineage
Those of you who listen regularly know how juicy the conversation always gets when our guest is someone I've been wanting to dive in with for a while. Kendra Cunov is one of those people. I lost count of how many people told us we needed to connect and once we finally did, it was totally clear WHY. We jammed on some of your favorite topics in this episode: boundaries, cultivating connection with others and relating to them from a truthful, self-honoring and authentic place, healthy and unhealthy expressions of masculine and feminine energy, and parenting. Enjoy!
About Kendra Kunov:
Co-founder of Authentic World, Kendra Cunov has been teaching, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating & Integral Circling for the last fifteen years. She works with organizations, leaders & coaches who know that connection, truth & integrity are actually access points to success.
Kendra has consulted for companies such as Genentech & is currently on staff for 4PC, an elite mastermind for the top 4% of coaches in the world.
She brings a genuine care for people, as well as an extraordinary depth of insight, in service of people living truly fulfilling lives.
In this episode, Kendra shares:
1. Parenting and blended families
2. Authentic relating
3. States of being versus stages of development and how the two interact in life and relationships
4. Visibility and craving connection
Patricia Moreno has been training, mentoring and educating people all over the world for over 30 years. In an effort to end her own struggle with her weight, eating disorders and body image issues, she created The intenSati Method, a life transforming workout which combines her expertise in fitness, dance, martial arts, yoga, nutrition, meditation and spiritual practices.
I remember a few years ago today's guest spoke at a friends' event and hearing some of the people I trust most to be discerning about spiritual mentors absolutely rave about her. Like they couldn't get over how deep and powerful what she shared was for them. I'm happy to report I felt it to by the end of this interview with Patricia Moreno as well. This is one of those kitchen sink conversations where we covered so many things and somehow it all gelled together beautifully. We covered parenting as a spiritual practice, and what to do when the parents don't necessarily agree on everything (and we even got a special visit from her daughters at the end as they got home from school!!). We talked about the problem with a dieting mindset and how to make positive sustainable change, living in the life's questions, transforming your concept of self, and my favorite part - she shared the origin story of her life transforming workout the intenSati Method. Enjoy the interview, I can't wait to hear which part you love most!
About Patricia Moreno:
Patricia Moreno has been training, mentoring and educating people all over the world for over 30 years. In an effort to end her own struggle with her weight, eating disorders and body image issues, she created The intenSati Method, a life transforming workout which combines her expertise in fitness, dance, martial arts, yoga, nutrition, meditation and spiritual practices. Encouraged by her own transformation, and the life changing stories of her students, Patricia has gone on to create several other workouts, courses, and workshops including yogaSati, warriorSati, coreSati, danceSati and the intenSati Leadership Training. She is committed to being a powerful force for positive change in the world, and continues to find revolutionary ways to uplift her students and help them to change, inside and out. Patricia believes that through conscious, intentional living, a commitment to excellence and the power of love, every person is able to live a life filled with peace, happiness and joy.
In this episode, Patricia shares:
1. How to have a mind that follows your will (not the other way around!)
2. How to change your state before you change your behavior
3. Harnessing the power of your brain as an answer seeking machine
Some of you remember my dear friend Jill Coleman from her first appearance on the show in 2016. This time I've invited Jilly back to talk about something very specific that she is SO FREAKING GOOD at helping people with - Food Obsession. If you think about food all the time, beat yourself up about your choices, question yourself about it, feel frozen about making decisions because you've taken in so much conflicting or complicated nutrition information through books, magazines, and programs OR and you regularly don't know what to eat or can't enjoy an easy relationship to food for both vital energy and pleasure without feeling guilty or ashamed this interview will help.
About Jill Coleman:
In addition to launching her personal brand at JillFit.com in 2010, Jill Coleman was a co-founder of Metabolic Effect, Inc. Her 16-year journey in the health and fitness industry began when she got her very first job at a gym just for the free membership at 15!
Since then, it’s a been a whirlwind of education in exercise science and nutrition, fitness competitions, landing several national covers for fitness modeling and plenty of business growth. Her work has been featured in SELF magazine, Family Circle, SHAPE, Women’s Health magazine, Prevention magazine and many online news outlets like Yahoo Health, LiveStrong.com and AOL’s That’s Fit.
Her passion lies in coaching in the areas of mindset, body and business, which she does via her flagship program, The Best Of You (BOY) Coaching Club mentorship, as well as a few signature online programs, like the Mindset Makeover, the Food Obsession Boot Camp and her 52-week exercise program, the Total Training Experience (TTE).
In this episode, Jill shares:
1. Using food as a control mechanism so you can present a certain way
2. Using fullness, hunger, satiety and satisfaction to navigate the best choices for you personally
3. How to deal with all the reasons food creates guilt in your life - not finishing it, over-indulging, etc...
Something I love about young children is that they don't yet have the self-consciousness yet, because they haven't faced much rejection yet, to hold back from simply asking someone to be their friend on the playground. That's how I felt when Tasha Blank and I connected, and the playground was Instagram. The conversation basically went, "Hey I like how you be via your photos and your words, let's be friends." And once I heard her story, I had to have her on the podcast. Today's conversation is the result of a new, innocent, and friendly desire to connect with a kindred soul. We get into altering brain chemistry without using substances, dance as a path to connection, how life is full of maps and it's up to us to discover new territories. This is a really fun one. I know you will discover dormant parts of yourself as you listen and I can't wait to hear what comes up when you do!
About Tasha Blank:
Founder of New York City's legendary afterwork party The Get Down + force behind the global Deep House Yoga movement, Tasha has been a pioneer of positive club culture for nearly a decade.
She creates interactive sonic experiences that catalyze everything from underground warehouse parties and music festivals to morning raves and bass-heavy yoga events, and believes that dance is the quickest path to love in the here + now.
Whether bringing in musicians for spontaneous jams at festivals, or collaborating with her performance group The Get Down Crew to create infectiously high energy atmospheres, she works frequently with a wide range of live musicians including cellists, electric violinists, percussionists, full horn sections, beat boxers and MCs.
Her work with traditional African musicians has brought polyrhythms to 4 on the floor, and her live layered vocals add a soaring beauty and depth to both her deep minimal and big room tribal sonic journeys. Her DJ sets meet you in the moment + invite you on a physio-sonic trip into a newer, bigger you.
Clients, collaborations and features have included Cielo, Output, YouAreSoLucky, FunkBox, Envision Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Burning Man, House of Yes, Google, Adidas, Samsung, W Hotel, Daybreaker, Luna bar, Yoga Journal, Wanderlust Festival, Lululemon, Elena Brower, Shiva Rea, Stephanie Snyder, DailyMail, Summit Series, Thump, New York Magazine, Thrillist, Refinery29, Flavorpill, Elephant Journal, Mantra Magazine, and MindBodyGreen.
Her weekly emails deliver inspirational words and extraordinary beats to thousands of music-hungry dancing maniacs. And more than anything: she wants to see you let wild your most liberated badassery.
In this episode, Tasha shares:
1. Finding yourself using dance as a path to connection
2. Discerning and interest from a calling
3. Languageless knowing - what it is and how you may experience it
I'm excited to share today's episode with you wild ones. Robert Kandell is not just an uber intelligent, successful and funny dude, he's got a breadth of experience that made for an awesome conversation. We explored many facets of relationships and intimacy, from emotional intelligence and self-awareness, to specific practices around communication and how to intentionally function in partnership by creating processes that prevent boredom, getting sucked into routines or becoming resentful over time. Finally, my favorite thing we got into - how women are getting messed up by their own masculinity. This episode is full of things I know many of you can relate to. Enjoy!
About Robert Kandell:
Hailed as “part football coach, part loving dad, and part slightly crazed drill sergeant” Robert Kandell has spent the last sixteen years helping people re energize their lives and build better relationships through more honest and authentic connection.
After building a successful consulting firm in San Francisco, he then took his business acumen and co-founded OneTaste in 2004 with Nicole Daedone. Taking on the challenging task of bringing conscious sexuality to the mainstream market, Robert built the company from scratch to a high seven-figure international corporation. He left OneTaste in 2014 to start his own Consulting firm helping small businesses become marketable and profitable.
Robert is also an accomplished teacher, coach, and lecturer. He brings his enthusiasm and acumen to his weekly podcast, Tuff Love, on subjects around relationships, intimacy, communication and gender dynamics. For information and recordings, please visit www.TuffLove.live.
In this episode, Robert shares:
1. How to navigate masculinity and femininity in relationships
2. The blunder that changed Rob's life
3. Emotional intelligence among men and women
It's probably about time that I confess to you all that this podcast gig is just as much for me as it is for you. It's the best excuse ever to connect with people I've been dying to connect with anyway - and we just happen to record our great conversations and everybody wins. That's what today's interview felt like with Rachel Rodgers, a woman I respect a ton and appreciate as a badass mom, wife, and business woman in the world. Plus, she is LOUD and hilarious. This interview is fun and rebellious. We talk about bucking traditions, making your own rules, innovating in life and business, and how to spot what your kids are passionate about and encourage them to nurture those things. A quick warning, Rachel might be louder than I am so enjoy listening, and you might want to turn the volume down to start ;)
About Rachel Rodgers:
Rachel is a business lawyer turned business coach, intellectual property strategist, creator of Small Business Bodyguard and all around badass.
Before Rachel was showing service business owners how to build powerful products, she was running a very non-traditional law firm that disrupted the legal industry by making it surprisingly easy (and damn fun) for innovative companies to work with experienced attorneys and get the legal help they need to do the crazy stuff they want to do.
In 2013, she created the Small Business Bodyguard: Cover Your Bases, Cover Your Assets, Cover Your Ass. This game-changing legal resource has been called “fun and engaging” by New York Times bestselling author Chris Brogan and a “graduate-level course on how to build a strong foundation for your business” by CEO of OurDeal, Kyle Durand.
Rachel is known for being an innovator and master of productizing services and creating high-quality, high profit products. SBB and the other legal kits she’s created have been transformative, generating over half a million dollars in revenue in just two years and serving 1,700 small businesses around the country.
Rachel has spoken on the subject of creating products, building solid service businesses and intellectual property in numerous venues including a class on CreativeLive, to MBA students at MIT and at various conferences including, InfusionCon.
Rachel received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York and her “MBA” the hard way, by building various successful ventures over the last 5+ years and learning from the best business minds out there. Before becoming an entrepreneur Rachel worked for various state and federal judges, a high-impact non-profit and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
When Rachel isn’t taking care of clients or creating new products, she enjoys baking in the kitchen (barefoot, with rosé in hand), lifting weights, juicing (the green kind, not the steroid kind), reading to her toddlers, being a “dance mom” and going on new adventures with her family (her favorite destination being France, of course!).
In this episode, Rachel shares:
1. How to actually do it all (and not hate your life)
2. Evolving your relationship to money
3. Being who you are no matter what
There's a crass saying about break ups that, "The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else." That's certainly one way to go (and I can't say I haven't tried it in the past!), but the route I chose after my most recent one was to zoom in on the experience and really look at how I co-created all the parts that made it not a good fit. It's humbling work, not always pleasant, but so worthwhile for the long term and today's guest has played a pivotal role in the process with me. Terri Cole is a fierce and loving friend, brilliant therapist and coach, and someone with an abundance of wisdom and experience to share. She is super grounded as her new tagline, "It's not magic, it's psychology" indicates, and we dove deep into really important topics smart, highly driven and achievement oriented women (and men) should all be aware of in relationships. From our subconscious drivers and downloaded relationship blueprints to high-functioning co-dependency and gas lighting, this conversation is a big one. Listen more than once and pay attention for the parts that make you want to shut it off because they hit so close to home. We'll be doing a follow up webinar on Jan 11 to go even deeper and take Q+A, too. The link to register for that call as well as some extra resources Terri provided are all in the show notes. Enjoy!
About Terri Cole:
Terri Cole, LCSW, founder and CEO of Live Fearless and Free, is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom by combining practical psychology, thought innovation, and harnessing the power of intention to create sustainable change.
In this episode, Terri shares:
1. Unraveling control and manipulation in relationships
2. Understanding gas lighting, transference and secondary gain so you can spot them from now on
3. Looking at why we attract less than optimal romantic partners so we can stop doing it
4. Quitting co-dependency
All year I've been hearing the name Philip McKernan from people I really admire and respect like former podcast guests Giovanni Marsico and Samantha Skelly, so when his team reached out to us about having him on the podcast I was an instant, "Hell yes!" Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with ones SELF. In this interview we jam on all of that, along with other interesting stuff like navigating fear, uncertainty and limitations, the relationship between judgement and compassion, the purpose of pain, how anger keeps us from accessing our intuition and so much more. It's one of those conversations I didn't want to come to an end. You'll probably want to listen more than once. Enjoy!
About Philip McKernan:
Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip.
He helps people get clear on who they are and where they need to go. He helps them transition in their personal and professional lives so people feel aligned in all areas of life. Philip believes who and what we do ‘off the ice’ has a huge impact on our results ‘on the ice’.
In more recent times he has worked with the Canadian Olympic Team, The Pentagon and has shared the stage with other speakers like the Dalai Lama and Richard Branson.
With a knack of getting into all sorts of scenarios – he’s caddied in golf for the President of Ireland, been chased and nearly killed by a bull elephant in Nigeria and made wine in Australia. He has traveled to 80 countries around the globe and has worked with orphans in Sri Lanka, Peru, India and Guatemala, written 4 books despite being dyslexic and his first documentary film will be released in late 2016. The film explores how the gift of giving makes up feel more worthy and alive. It also explores the science behind the impact of giving on our emotional well being, our mental health, our physiology and our business’s.
Philip believes the path to a happy and fulfilling life is found through the meaning we derive in life through the WORK we do, our relationship to OTHERS and the most important relationship of all, the one with ones SELF.
In this episode, Philip shares:
1. Loving what you do, who you are and who you're with
2. How and where we lose our identities in life and what to do about it
3. Common misunderstandings about anger
4. Why people come together in partnership
It's rare that my enthusiasm reads as quietness, but that's what you're going to find in this interview, wild ones. It was so enjoyable to be with a woman who teaches and is into very similar things to Wild Soul Movement, and presents in a very different way. I stumbled upon Devashi on my friend Susana's podcast and knew immediately I must have her on the show. She is a private person and kind of mysterious but the gems she offers are deep - this conversation is an intriguing one. Enjoy!
About Devashi Shakti:
Dévashi Shakti - Founder of Tigress Yoga & Sacred Female Yoga teacher training, is a pioneer in feminine psycho-sexual development and practical Sacred Feminine wisdom. She has a few decades of experience as a practitioner, confidante and teacher. In her private practise, Dévashi has assisted thousands of women & couples to experience awakening of their internal energy. She’s passionate about providing sanctuary spaces for women to learn about their sensuality and sexuality in safe environments, without the ambiguous dynamics often found in the tantric world.
In this episode, Devashi shares:
1. What is feminine embodiment
2. Really being...and the many ways "thinking" gets in the way
3. Travel, nature, animals and how they can be our teachers
So excited about our first Thirsty Thursday episode. This sporadic series is designed to go deeper on topics that I know some of you are super thirsty for, but probably aren't relevant to our general audience. Today's topic is self-publishing. It's something I'm super passionate about and love to geek out on with those who are too, which is why our guest, Chandler Bolt is perfect. He's the founder of Self-Publishing School and believes in our ever-evolving digital age, self-publishing is the best and only way to go. If you're someone with dreams of writing a book, have a listen and enjoy! This discussion could help bring your dream to fruition sooner than you thought!
About Chandler Bolt:
Chandler is the author of 5 bestselling books including “Book Launch” and his most recent book titled “Published.”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, the #1 online resource for writing your first book. Through his books, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing their first book.
In this episode, Chandler shares:
1. The advantages of self-publishing over traditional publishing
2. What the process of self-publishing looks like
3. Why it's better to get your book done in a shorter time frame rather than dragging out the creative process
So excited to share todays interview with you - Phil Drolet is one of my soul homies. When we get together it's straight giggles, loud and wild expressiveness, FUN, and a little bit of weirdness. In this conversation we talk about the importance of pace and balance especially for ambitious people, reading your inner compass, challenges, expectations, stepping out of your comfort zone with intention, and more. Enjoy!
About Phil Drolet:
Philippe Drolet is a Peak Performance coach and a former National Team swimmer who has studied with spiritual masters around the world (Shamans in Peru, Healers in California, Tantric Masters in Bali). He now combines the best of performance psychology and Eastern wisdom to help clients achieve world-class professional results while experiencing greater peace, balance and harmony. Philippe has been a guest speaker at Stanford, UCLA and TEDxMileHigh. Discover his work and “Zen Peak Performance” principles at NewKings.co.
In this episode, Phil shares:
1. Methods for cultivating masculine and feminine energies
2. Ways you can step outside your comfort zone and simultaneously benefit other people
3. Alchemizing judgement into compassion
This interview with Amber Krzys can only be described as juicy and ripe because there is SO MUCH to be squeezed out of it. We took a deep dive into deconstructing and reconstructing the programming and conditioning of our culture and society. We get into vulnerability - real vulnerability - not that forced kind that is so rampant in the self-help world these days. We geek out on our journeys and some of the embarrassing stops along the way - and Amber describes what she calls, "creating mutant versions of ourselves." There's TONS of gems in this one, listen closely!
About Amber Krzys:
Born and raised in a single-parent home in Charleston, WV, Amber attended Point Park University where she received an MFA in musical theater. She moved to New York City to pursue her passion of acting, ultimately working on Broadway and touring with the musical Mamma Mia. In 2009, she left the world of theater and earned an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She founded two flourishing businesses as a professional coach and facilitator—bodyheart and Fierce Loving.
Amber has a thriving coaching practice where she serves a wide range of individuals, and also creates and facilitates her own coaching groups for body, business and life. Her individual clients range from moms, artists, small business owners to corporate and creative executives.
Amber’s work as a professional speaker has been featured at TEDx Malibu, MSN, the White House blog, University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University and more. Located in Los Angeles, Amber lives with her boyfriend and two rescue pups, and helps people change their lives for the better as a coach, speaker and author.
In this episode, Amber shares:
1. The Earth as a school and we each have our own curriculum
2. The issue is not the issue - how you relate to the issue is the issue
3. What she's learned speaking at tons of colleges and universities about the differences and similarities between how young men and women experience their bodies and physical appearance
Wild ones, today's guest is a fierce one. I met Shaa at a conference last year and was immediately drawn to her spunky badassness which you will feel almost immediately once you press play on this chat. We talk about friendships and more importantly sisterhood, how your support network is your MOST IMPORTANT network, being an alpha woman in life, business and relationships, and we get super real about racial and gender systems and privilege. This woman is straight to the point, no fluff, no woo. Enjoy the energy!
About Shaa Wasmund:
Shaa Wasmund MBE is one of Britain's most highly regarded female entrepreneurs and was named in early 2016 by The Sunday Times as one of the Top 20 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in the UK. She is an international best selling author and award winning businesswoman, who the Institute of Directors voted one of the most connected women in Britain. Her first book, Stop Talking, Start Doing was the #1 Best Selling Business Book in the UK for 14 months in a row, breaking all records. Shaa’s experience is incredibly diverse. Whilst still at University, she became the world’s only licensed female boxing promoter, working alongside Don King to put on 22 World Title fights. Shaa then started working with Sir James Dyson from around his kitchen table and helped build Dyson into one of the most recognised brand names in the world. In 2015 she received an MBE (Member of The British Empire) Award from the Queen for her “services to business and entrepreneurship”. Today, in addition to running her own successful online educational businesses (shaa.com), she is also an acclaimed international speaker, having spoken alongside the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris. And in 2016, The Guardian newspaper named Shaa’s events as one of the Top 10 Events to attend as a small business owner.
In this episode, Shaa shares:
1. Gender roles and equality in society today
2. Alpha women as an intimidation to men
3. The massive importance of having a support network
Today's guest is a long time acquaintance and someone I've recently had the privilege of upgrading to great friend status, Mike Sherbakov. Mike is the kind of guy that makes you want to be a better person. A grounded, driven dude, committed to living and loving life, he shows up in a way that is really inspiring. Having recently launched his new project The Greatness Foundation, we spent this chat exploring many aspects of greatness: service, self-care, discipline, habits, how to be present with tough stuff, being driven, LIVING life, travel, being a dad, having fun, cultivating community and more. Enjoy!
About Mike Sherbakov:
Mike Sherbakov is the founder of The Greatness Foundation, on a mission to positively impact one billion lives. Learning the importance of integrity, honor, and hard work during his time on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, Mike is fascinated with exploring human potential.
He holds degrees in kinesiology and psychology along with advanced certifications in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and yoga. Mike travels the world supporting game-changing organizations and causes, speaks on stages, consults for innovative start-ups and collaborates with organizations like Fitbit, lululemon athletica, and Equinox.
Committed to learning, Mike is established as an expert in the areas of social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and wellness. He inspires others to choose greatness as a leader in the community and passionately pursues humanitarian efforts around the globe.
In this episode, Mike shares:
1. Travel and adventure when Mike's son is with him
2. How to manage your energy
3. Navigating the transition from good to great
Today's episode is a fun and rich conversation with a like mind-body-souled woman doing her untamed thing in her very unique and powerful way. What I admire about Rashida so much is her resilience. As a black woman, a full-figured woman, and a lesbian, she has faced all kinds of shaming and discrimination in her life. We explore how she not only got through it, but flourishes anyway. Two big aspects of that being creative expression and her relationship to God. We went all in on the God conversation and I'm hoping for those who don't prefer to use the term "God" you can hang in there anyway and get the nuggets that apply to any belief system. Plus lots more. Enjoy!
About Rashida KhanBey:
Rashida KhanBey (Rashi) is an Actor, Filmmaker, Sacred Dance & Movement Instructor born and raised in Chicago,IL. Rashida is on a mission to help women come back to life from the numbness caused by unresolved past pain and trauma that has kept women living lives that are less than the vibrant and joyful experience that is our birthright. With over 20 years of professional training and performance experience in various styles of dance from Pan-African Diasporic Movement to Classical Ballet, Theatre performance and production Rashi illuminates the healing power behind activating the dance + storytelling as vehicles for change in our daily lives. Rashi believes that it is through visceral movement & telling our stories without shame that help us step back into the most untamed version of ourselves. And that untamed essence being the very thing that reconnects to a personal and real relationship with God.
In this episode, Rashida shares:
1. Moments of initiation
2. Prayer as a form of surrender
3. Permission, sensuality, and developing a personal relationship with God
I thought about titling this episode "How To Be A Total F*cking QUEEN" because that is what Jadah Sellner is. This conversation was an all time favorite, I even rearranged the podcast schedule to bump it up because I didn't want you to have to wait to hear it. We ran the gamut from how to have conversations with your kids about very real, important things around sex, body parts, safety, and creativity to navigating the transitional "not yet" space in between moves and moments, and not putting a timeline on your dreams. Jadah shared how she and her family make "intentional trade-offs" and dropped wisdom bombs full of grace and so much care on all the topics we covered. I cannot wait to hear what you get out of this one - SO.DAMN.GOOD. xo
About Jadah Sellner:
Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies –– the #1 green smoothie online resource. She and her friend, Jen Hansard, host the wildly popular (and free) 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge at simplegreensmoothies.com. Their “healthy obsession” with green smoothies has become a global movement where over one million people have embraced this simple and healthy habit.
In 2009, Jadah became an entrepreneur and now helps creatives, bloggers, and small business owners build communities with love, impact, and world-changing ideas at jadahsellner.com.
When Jadah’s not blending spinach, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table, having epic dance parties, and helping dreamers change the world. Jadah lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, George, daughter Zoe, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.
In this episode, Jadah shares:
1. Making "intentional trade-offs" on your way to having it all
2. How to navigate transitions and the "not yet" space when you know what you want but aren't quite there yet
3. Tough but important conversations to have with kids
Today's guest is one of my very favorite people to jam on all things spiritual, energetic and metaphyiscal with. He's more well read, studied, and articulated than most other humans I've ever met, and he has a way of putting things that when it hits your brain it literally feels like a new pathway has been created. At least it feels that way for me and I hope you get to have a similar experience as you listen to this awesome jam session with my good friend Dr. Matt Kreinheder. We get into various aspects of the spiritual experience, how people make meaning out of things, integrating experiences, boundaries, the relationship between body, mind, spirit and emotions. There's a TON of jewels in here and you don't even have to dig for them. Enjoy!!
About Dr. Matt Kreinheder:
Dr. Matt Kreinheder is a transformational healer, speaker and coach. He has a doctorate in chiropractic, a master’s degree in acupuncture and has professionally written for publications all over the globe.
Dr. Matt’s focus is helping entrepreneurs and high performers step into the next level of who their soul is calling them to be. Dr. Matt has been trained at the highest level of Network Spinal Analysis and mentored under Donny Epstein, one of the world’s most renown healers. His focus is to serve the “Kings and Queens” – those people who are ready, willing and able to make a difference in the world and propel us into the new era of enlightened leadership.
In this episode, Dr. Matt shares:
1. How people are interpreting the spiritual experience/their spiritual experiences
2. How people make meaning of things
3. The relationship between body, mind, spirit and emotions
I loved doing this interview!! Denise and I go back many years as we met in the space of attending events and learning how to build our businesses. It's not only been a blast to watch Denise's success unfold (which it has in a big way!) but I'm also a student of hers, so it's extra awesome to have partaken in, and benefitted enormously from her genius. In this interview we are getting down and dirty with a topic that some people are still uncomfortable with but most people really need to cultivate a healthier relationship with - MONEY! We jam on excuses, money blocks, the beliefs that influence your earning potential and receptivity, dynamics between partners in relationships around money and work, role models (or a lack thereof which a lot of people can relate to), and much much more. It's a super juicy conversation - definitely the kind you'll want to listen to a few times over.
About Denise Duffield-Thomas:
Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business.
Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances.
Denise is an award winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life. Find her at www.LuckyBitch.com
In this episode, Denise shares:
1. Handling the concept of asking for money
2. The dynamics between partners and relationships with money and work
3. Getting what you want by letting go of excuses
This is a different kind of episode. I wrote this post on Facebook yesterday and after all the notes, thank you's and shares, I felt the nudge to record it, so you can listen to it whenever you need it and also, added a little twist for you as well, have a listen and please share with anyone you know who can also use the love and encouragement. Thank you.
The original post:
A LOVE NOTE TO ANYONE HEALING FROM ANYTHING
(With extra special love to my own personal clients, #wildsoul women and loved ones who I know are showing up and doing their very best right now.)
You've got this.
I know the pain can feel almost unbearable sometimes and the weight of all that lies ahead of you can be terrifying, but you've got this.
I know you might feel totally isolated sometimes, like no one can possibly understand, or maybe that people are tired of hearing you talk about it, but you've got this.
I know you might feel impatient because you wanted your healing to be done already, and there's no end in sight, but you've got this.
I know you forget constantly, that often the thing that you're healing from is the result of YEARS of living with some kind of trauma or health problem, known or unknown. Which means yes, it's going to take a bit of time to unwind it and reboot a healthier operating system - physically, mentally, emotionally, and in other ways...
And that it can be SO FRUSTRATING, but you've got this.
I know that life might look easier and better for a lot of other people, but you'd be surprised to know what other humans are holding and walking through also.
The strength, scope, and resilience of the human spirit is vast. It's far beyond our measuring or imagining and this vastness is not reserved for certain "special" humans only...you are included, so you have DEFINITELY got this.
I don't need to know anything about you to believe in you 100%, to know that if you're still alive, taking one breath at a time, you've absolutely got this.
You are doing it right now, you are healing.
You are reconnecting with the wise, wonderful, infinitely loving, capable and genuine part of yourself that is healthy, pure, and true.
You are doing an amazing job!
This post is your reminder, especially on the tough days, to keep going.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other, take those tender steps forward, and be kind to yourself when sometimes forward looks like backwards because, YOU'VE GOT THIS.
So save it if you need it, share it with someone you know could use it too, print it out, keep it in your journal, or by your bathroom mirror, fold it up and put it in your wallet, just keep remembering...
THERE IS NO DOUBT, YOU'VE GOT THIS.
I've known about Jonathan Fields for about five years now. We have tons of mutual friends and we even wracked our brains when we first got on Skype to do this interview, "Is it really possible we haven't met in real life?" So this was a fun time getting to know each other and geeking out on topics we're both really into like love of learning, creativity, the complexity of life in the 21st century, the humble pursuit of simplicity and more. We also get into some good stuff from his new book How To Live A Good Life, and talk about personality tests, strengths, and weaknesses. This conversation is more than good. Enjoy!
About Jonathan Fields:
Jonathan Fields inspires possibility. A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, teacher and strategist, he founded a number of game-changing wellness-companies, taught thousands of students and led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and mindfulness to conscious entrepreneurship and innovation.
His new book, How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom, offers a gateway to a life of meaning, connection and vitality. To celebrate the book’s release and inspire early interest, Jonathan is doing something pretty extraordinary. In addition to offering fantastic pre-order bonuses, he’s teamed with the One Tree Planted foundation to plant a 10,000 tree “Good Life Forest!” When you pre-order your copy of the book before the October 18th publication date, you’ll also be sponsoring a tree and doing good for the planet (and for you). You can get all the details at GoodLifeProject.com/book.
Now, working with his wife and a world-class faculty, he runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where they produce a top-rated podcast channel and video-series with hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views and downloads. Good Life Project also offers in-person and online events and trainings, including their annual 400+ person Camp GLP gathering.
Jonathan regularly keynotes at events and has been featured widely in the media, including The New York Times, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Yoga Journal, SELF, Allure, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much.
When not writing, teaching, building things or telling stories, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter.
In this episode, Jonathan shares:
1. How pop psychology and self-knowledge interface with each other when we're seeking.
2. Living by default rather than design.
3. Daily rituals and the three buckets he uses to simplify life