I had a really amazing conversation with author and addiction counselor, Roy Nelson. Roy came from humble and violent beginnings. He joined the military and married at a young age. Though he went on to have success in business, he was plagued by phobias, panic attacks and disordered eating.
He sought out help from psychologists to no avail. He finally had a breakdown/ breakthrough that gave him the realization that the source of his pain and suffering was feeling a separation from spirit.
For the next many years he sought out teachers and resources that help him reconnect with spirit. He found that when this connection was intact, disordered behaviors fell away. Eventually people started coming to Roy and asking for help. He has spent the last 30 years helping others to overcome their own addictions.
"Disordered thinking leads to disordered living which leads to disordered eating." Roy Nelson
Even if you don't suffer from disordered eating or addictions, I think you will enjoy this interview.
"This episode is really about the deep underlying thing that causes pain and fear in our lives." Bridgit Danner
Roy shares some things you can start to do right away to quiet your own anxieties.
Find out more about Roy's program for addiction here.
Find his book, Love Notes from Hell, here.
My guest this week is an old friend and colleague, Alix Northup. Alix is a very centered and peaceful person, who is dedicated to the journey of body and mind, and she loves to help others along their own paths as well.
Alix is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist. As a teen, she dealt with severe scoliosis, wearing a brace and probably dealing with a lot of frustration around it.
Luckily her mom, who was an MD with holistic leanings, got her to try yoga. She took to it immediately, and stuck with it.
Along the way she also developed a love for travel. She spent some time in Nepal a few years ago, and there began a seed of an idea to come back and teach. After some slowdowns and changes, she is excited to be leading a small group on a yogic/ cultural/spiritual journey there soon.
To learn more about Alix, visit her site here. She teaches yoga and practices massage locally in Portland, Oregon
Information on her group tours to Nepal can be found here.
The tours to Nepal are happening in October 2016 as well as October 2017.
We also filmed a short, one-pose yoga video here. This simple pose is great for back pain.
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This episode is not as geeky and not as medically-focused as most of our shows. Yet it was one of my very favorites, because I think the topic is so important.
Women these days are very stressed and overwhelmed (well, most of us) and that is affecting our health and happiness.
Our guest Laura McClellan is the host of the podcast 'The Productive Woman,' a platform where she both shares her insights on productivity, and interview a range of women on how they deal with getting things done, meeting their own goals and needs, and managing family life on top of it.
What you'll learn in this episode is not how to shove more activities into your day, but rather how to be efficient, and also discerning.
“It’s possible to be really busy, but not be productive. It’s not just about doing more stuff, but the right stuff.” Laura McClellan
Enjoy this one with Laura McClellan, and learn more about her and her show here.
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Did you feel you were intuitive as child, but shut that down as an adult? Do you get caught up in self-judgement or negative thinking? Have you stopped to think how negative thinking, gossip, unhealthy eating or a guarded approach to life might be affecting the outcomes of your life?
The concept of vibrational energy, shared with us today by author Caroline Shearer, is 'like attracts like.' If we are treating ourselves poorly, and thinking about life in a small way, that is what we attract and manifest. If we are open and positive, we tend to attract more opportunities and happy synchronicities.
Caroline does not claim this will result in a challenge-free life! But she believes that these challenges can be easier or repeated less often when we meet them with a high vibration.
Caroline is the author of Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for a High-Frequency Life, as well as several other books. She is also a publisher who founded Absolute Love Publishing.
Beyond theory, she gives some practical tips for raising your vibration, such as:
Mind- Yes to meditation-focusing on white light. No to gossip, worry, negative self-talk.
Body- Eat Non-GMO, organic, fresh food, bless your food. Use sea salt baths-clears energy that you picked up, use 1 cup of sea salt.
Spirit/Soul- Project love- for example to everyone you pass on the walking trail. "Project love and it comes back. Even if you can’t see it, you can feel it."
Learn more about Caroline's other books and her publishing company and their other titles here.
Money has power, and energy. How do you relate to money?
Do you label money as good, or bad?
Do you overspend it, only to feel guilty later?
Do you avoid it, never checking your bank account?
Are you afraid of it, that you'll never have enough?
Do you feel worthy of spending money on your health, or your pleasure?
Is money the topic of a lot of arguments with your spouse/partner?
Today's interview is a bit out of the box of what you'd traditionally think of as health care, but I find this too-rarely-discussed subject very important.
Money can be a major source of worry, which can severely affect our health. Money, or fear of spending it, can affect our health care decisions. Money is also about the biggest reason that couples fight, which again affects our health and happiness.
I hope you can take a little time to listen to this conversation about money and women with our guest expert Janin Johnston of Fashionable Finance. Janin is a really sweet and bright woman form Hawaii and she is actually an expert on finance and fashion...which is perhaps the goal of many women!
If you'd like to share anything about how you've learned to manage money in a healthy way, you can do so at our blog.
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