Episode 042: On the Power of Play with Marjorie Warkentin

March 29, 2017

Join me and Marjorie Warkentin on today's Being Inspired episode on the power of PLAY. As Marjorie reminds us, there is a lot of heaviness in our world right now. Sometimes that leads us to believe that we don’t deserve to be happy. But, as she shares with us in this episode, that’s not how she sees it anymore.

When we are filled with joy and choose play and create loving relationships, we are a transformative power and can make a difference to the suffering in the world in a way we can’t if we aren’t going into that place of joy and love and play.

In this episode, we explore what play means, what it looks like, its benefits, and where you can find it or infuse it more in your life. In addition, we talk about how to confront the voice in your head that worries there isn’t enough time for play or it’s irresponsible, frivolous, and selfish.

Perhaps my favorite quote from today's show is when Marjorie says, "The more I play, the more play will find me."

Listen in and be inspired to find more play in your life.

Marjorie is a nature lover, Queen of Women's Circles, Writer and Life Coach with years of life experience and wisdom to share. She is a Playful Spirit. A book, coffee and conversation lover. A photographer, maker of yummy soups, and she loves live music, especially Jazz and the Blues. She is enlivened by connection with other women. Marjorie is a retired nurse who now uses her gifts to facilitate leadership workshops and coach those who are looking for support to move from a place of victim to creating a life that is filled with pleasure and purpose. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, sister and a daughter of parents who are embracing life in their 90's. You can learn more and get in touch at: www.marjoriewarkentin.com 

Episode 041: On Joy Being an Inside Job with Cara Viana Hollenbeck

March 13, 2017

Join us for another inspiring conversation with the beautiful, grounded, soulful Cara Viana Hollenbeck. In this delicious conversation, we explore how the external world is not the crux of our joy and just how inaccurate we often see things—it’s not the external world that is robbing us from our inherent right to love and happiness. We are all entitled to joy. Cara, through wonderful stories and metaphors, talks about the importance of basking in those things that feel good and just how true it is that what we focus on gets louder. Possibly my favorite part is Cara’s reminder when it comes to choosing joy—there are always two sides of the coin to focus on.

Tune in and hear how Cara puts her joy on a pedestal and sees a silver lining everywhere.

Cara is a teacher, healer, gifted intuitive and coach. She practices playful spirituality and helps bring you back into connection with the broader essence of who you are. In her loving, humorous, and often irreverent way, she welcomes you home to the newest version of you. Cara believes in owning our superpowers. Cultivating untapped resources within your mind and body, growth becomes exponential with her guidance. Cara is a teacher to her core. Her meditation courses, women's retreats, readings, masterminds and private coaching provide you with a life-long toolbox of energy techniques that will diminish your hurdles and empower you to navigate daily life like a ninja of joy. Learn more at her website: www.caraviana.com 

Episode 040: On Perceiving the Insignificant with Sarah Moore

March 7, 2017

I'm as giddy as a spring chicken just like my guest, the incredible Sarah T. Moore of Moore Soul Sessions, to share today's episode with you. Sarah’s giddiness, excitement, and passion are palpable through the end.

In this episode, we explore feeling most alive, most in our light, in those seemingly insignificant moments; the importance of pausing and taking the time to notice those moments; whether questions—and how we ask them—are empowering or disempowering; and so much more! I didn't want to stop talking with her ...

Perhaps my favorite moment from this conversation is how the more questions we ask and the more things we pay attention to, the more we learn about ourselves and start to make more decisions with intention, which is how we learn who we are and how that leads to enlightenment. Oh, and when Sarah totally turned the table and asked me the question I ask each of my guests.

Tune in! You are promised to fall more in love with Sarah by the end just as I have.

Sarah Moore is a very passionate Life Coach who collaborates with her clients to inject more “wow” into their lives. Sarah stands for a life full of deep, meaningful connection, mostly because she knows exactly what it feels like to feel burned-out and turned-off. After finding herself in the hospital in 2012, having spent a year battling health and work issues, Sarah set out to follow her dreams of becoming a Life Coach. Moore Soul Sessions was born because, let’s face it, we all need more soul. Sarah works with mostly women, and a few special men, who are curious, open-hearted and spunky and want to understand the gap that stands in between themselves and their desires. Sarah offers Private Coaching, Women’s Retreats, and Public Speaking. To connect with Sarah, check out her Daily Soul Sessions, five days a week, on Facebook, and her soulful blog in which she shares her own life lessons as a vehicle to invoke curiosity and inspire change. Sarah is deeply in love with her husband, Preston and their little boy, Austin, and is currently writing a book about reframing how women experience pregnancy.

Get in touch and learn more at: http://www.mooresoulsessions.com/ or sarah@mooresoulsessions.com 

Episode 039: On Integrity & Being True to One’s Nature with Cristin Zegers

February 27, 2017

In today's episode, Cristin Zegers and I talk about integrity and being true to one's nature. We explore how nature can serve as an example for bringing harmony into our own lives—to be one, to be real. And what it means to be real, just like nature. We also talk about what being in integrity requires along with breaking and following rules.

My favorite part of the show might be when Cristin says that showing up in our real-ness is the best way to inspire. I invite you to tune in and be inspired by the real-ness of our conversation.

Cristin is a Change Catalyst for people who are ready to connect with their true nature and become stronger leaders in their own lives. She blends the yin and the yang by working with the inner world of mindset, beliefs, and intentions, and anchoring them in the outer world with tools such as Feng Shui and Aromatherapy. She guides women, men, and teens in connecting deeply with their values, their desires, and their mission in the world, coaching them in the creation of harmonious, fulfilling, and joy-filled lives. Learn more or get in touch with her at: www.cristinzegers.com

Episode 038: On Intertwining the Divine Feminine & Masculine with Shannon Ledford

February 18, 2017

After already recording a previous inspiring episode that we didn’t publish, Shannon and I had the pleasure to sit down together again and explore the importance of creating and sharing a sacred space for things like this to unfold. Join us for this episode as we talk more about Divine Timing (how nothing is a mistake) and the dance between the Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine (the importance of both). A lot of Divinity explored in this episode. 

Maybe my favorite thing from this entire conversation is how Shannon and I get on a roll with some inspired metaphors and analogies that might help lock down some of the concepts we discuss and explore on this episode.

Shannon is the host and creatrix of the Honor The Feminine Podcast which just celebrated their 1 year anniversary / birthday. She is blessed to share the amazing women (& men!) in her life and how they honor the feminine and stay in touch with their intuition.  Shannon wells up with emotion when she thinks about this and the beauty it has created in her life & radiates to the world. Shannon is a priestess who is finding her way in all the areas of her joyously full life. Learn more and engage with her at: www.honorthefeminine.com 

Episode 037: On Learning to Unlearn with Hanz Kurdi

February 14, 2017
Join me for this exciting episode with my first male guest on the Being Inspired show—Hanz Kurdi! In this episode, we explore how we need to learn to unlearn in order to clear away the illusions.
As Marianne Williamson says, "Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment—or unlearning—of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts." Hanz "The Spiritual Programmer" and I dive into this concept and look at the importance of learning to unlearn, why obstacles are there to begin with, and how we can get back to our original, authentic, and innate self—the blank canvas, if you will.
There are so many gems of wisdom, quotables, and takeaways in this inspiring conversation. Please forgive some of the echo and feedback—the truth was simply resonating too loudly!!
Tune in and be inspired that “shift happens.”
Hanz founded The Elevate Institute, home of the Human Acceleration Program, to deeply engage everyone with all aspects of their life and help promote their optimal selves as defined by them. He is a forever student of human development and behavioral psychology. As an Elevation Coach for over 10 years, he helped employees develop realistic goals and plans focused on their overall wellbeing. In addition, he has the communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills needed to ensure that clients are served well and see the results they need. Aside from starting 2 companies and a non-profit incubator, Hanz also has over 10 years of experience as an executive and senior level director with 3 exits in high tech. He aligns his coaching skills with his corporate background in delivering optimal self development programs across the globe. And he gives the best hugs. Contact him directly at: hanz@elevateinstitute.co

Episode 036: On Trusting the Path & Taking the Next Step with Libby Crow

February 6, 2017

Join me and the human sparkler from Santa Monica, Libby Crow, as we dive into trusting the path and taking the next step. In this enlivening episode, we explore not turning your “hits" into fears and worries, but rather inspired action because it is the next step for you, along with how to turn your excuses into, what Libby calls, activating your inner gangster. One of our favorite parts of this inspiring conversation is the power of being open to the signs and synchronicity of life.

Libby helps people live more elevated lives and expand into possibility. With a background in teaching in the public school setting, she now teaches entrepreneurs globally in the field of personal and business development and marketing through her online programs, retreats, and workshops. You can learn more and get in touch with her at: http://libbycrow.com/

Episode 035: On Cultivating Freedom with Michelle Powell

January 30, 2017

Dive into another inspiring conversation with me and Michelle Powell as we explore letting go, freedom, and happiness. We talk about what freedom means, why it is so important (and scary!), and how we can break our chains and cultivate freedom and happiness each and every day. 

Michelle Powell is the owner of Some Like It Organized and works with ambitious + optimistic women all over the country to conquer clutter in their head, heart and home. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, certified in Tibetan Feng Shui and a certified Life Coach. Michelle’s Energy Alignment System which blends the practical with the magical, is her cornerstone approach that guides people through emotional blocks, physical clutter and energetic discrepancies. She offers virtual or in-person coaching, spiritual mentorship and revolutionary productivity consulting through private sessions, group programs and in-person workshops.

Have a listen and be sure to check out Michelle's Self-Care Challenge that starts February 1

Episode 034: On the Art of Allowing with Jamie Lerner

January 16, 2017

Join me and Jamie Lerner, co-author of The Ever-Loving Essence of You, in this inspiring conversation about the art of allowing. We explore what it means to be in a state of allowance, the importance of our relationship with our self, and what it means to be in our power while allowing others to be in theirs.

Jamie can put a fresh spin on just about anything that anyone throws her way. Her unique and masterful ability to re-frame even the most difficult situations is astounding. All of a sudden your biggest nightmare becomes your greatest pleasure as she lovingly helps you sift through the contrast and find that small opening of light that quickly becomes your greatest jumping off point for clarity. Unassuming, reassuring and seemingly without any sense of ego, Jamie is able to put everyone and everything at ease. She is an asset to any corporate setting. She is easily able to untangle the issues at hand and move right along into helping facilitate a solution-based platform for creative, productive, good-feeling collaboration and change. Jamie can most often be seen working with individuals, children, adults and couples as well as with small groups. She never positions herself as the expert of anything and is always reminding you that it is you who knows best for yourself ALWAYS. Get in touch and learn more at: www.jamie-lerner.com

Episode 033: On Creation & Our True Nature with Hannah Groesbeck

January 6, 2017

There is SO much goodness packed into this incredibly uplifting and inspiring episode. Join me and Hannah Groesbeck as we talk about cycles, our bodies, our birthright as a creator, the power of pain, and the true nature of things. 

Hannah is a full-time holistic health coach and lover of feminine wellness and leadership. By day, she is working with patients at different clinics throughout New England. By night, she is holding moon circles, building her own wellness business, and training to teach yoga. You can find her and learn more at hannahgroesbeck.com.