Settle in for a this fabulous conversation we had with best selling author of Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms. Whether you are a mom or simply a busy woman, today’s chat was rich with information about how women like you can better know and support yourself in order to step in to your most powerful, creative, soft, intuitive, connected and gratifying life.
On today’s episode we explore the common idea that very often in life we make choices for ourselves out of habitual thought patterns that dictate what we think we “should” do in any given situation. Rather than making decisions about what feels right for us or giving ourselves free reign to explore what it is that we actually want or need to do, instead we come up with all the excuses as to why we couldn’t shouldn’t or can’t do something - like go on a retreat, or have a truthful conversation, or ask for help or whatever the thing is for you.....
During today’s conversation Leah brings an example from her own life where she recently had an opportunity to take a week of downtime on retreat, away from her family and responsibilities. Although she was fully supported by all the family - her children included, she still had a really hard time committing due to her sense of duty to others and to her “to do” list. What we began to unpack as we chatted, is that Leah is not alone in having these self limiting beliefs. In fact we all have them and if we aren’t careful these can become the default place from which we make important decisions.
To BE human is to live fully in to what’s possible for you. So many of us live at the mercy of a seemingly never ending TO DO list. And we forget about what it means to BE our most present, rested, nourished, creative self. And we also forget about doing the things for ourself that allow us to be in that space of BEING.Read More
We just loved this sweet conversation of diving into what it means to live a sacred life
Anamargaret is the host of her own podcast, Sacred Chats, we asked her how she would define sacred and how she teaches others to bring more of it in to their lives. Our conversation went deep as we touched upon meaning, ritual, suffering and what it means to be interested in the complex layering of our human-ness.
A perfect life, without struggle. Is it possible? Of course not. We are all going to struggle at times. Our tendency is to want to avoid or fix difficult and demanding situations and when we can’t we can start to spin out. Join the conversation as Sara and Leah ponder life, it's challenges and how practice can support.
Rest is a (spiritual) practice. The self care buzz is everywhere, but is it realistic. We like to look as some of the things we can do daily to help live our best life and rest is one of those pillar practices. On today’s show we discuss what rest is and what it is not, why we need it and what happens if we don’t get it. How lack of rest can affect our lives and what’s the remedy.
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and felt a deep questioning about all the workings of your life? Or found yourself wondering if this is it ..... or had the feeling that you just have to make some big life changes .... immediately?
On this week’s episode we marvel at the ever unfolding process of life in which each of us humans becomes more and more ‘ourselves’ throughout the span of a lifetime. Using the stories and insights we had in our own lives this week, we talk about everything from being challenged to SOFTEN and SURRENDER (even though you don’t want to) to trusting your process, to getting your kid ready for high school.
On today’s episode we’re talking with Leah Kinsella, Meditation Teacher and Coach, about how crucial having a practice can be at a time when your world gets turned upside down. A long time meditator and yogi, Leah was moving through life with awareness and curiosity, but it wasn’t until she had a gut wrenching personal loss, that she truly understood the power of her practice.
On this episode, we take a deeper dive into our own lives, practices and challenges. We showed up for the episode with a few questions to ask the other, what resulted was a very organic episode of contemplation and self inquiry. We just show up and get a little bit put on the spot. The result is a real, raw and entertaining episode about what it means to practice and cultivate your life.
In this first episode of season 2 we had the pleasure of sitting down and having a great conversation with Jessica Depew, yoga teacher, entrepreneur and recovering do-aholic supermom. We talked all things life and how to lean into the teachings that are right in front of us whether that be our children or how to support ourselves living the best life possible.
It’s the end of 2018 and our final episode of Season , we thought it the perfect time to talk about why (New Year’s) Resolutions often Fail and how we can support ourselves to make them stick. Using our own stories of both success and failure - we invite our listeners to get clear on what it is that they really want and what might be standing in the way of having it.
This week we sit down with Nicole Taylor, author of A Joyful Pause: 52 Ways to Love Life. This was such a fabulous conversation - real, organic and practical. While navigating the loss of her marriage she developed the idea of the Pause - a moment in her day that brought her back to self, the sacred and a sense of steadiness. A beautiful woman and book to support “joyfully pausing”
This week we sat down to talk with our charismatic and brilliant friend, Kim Marrone, Acupuncture Physician and certified Functional Medicine practitioner. The topic is Stress but as the conversation unfolds it develops in to so much more. Fortified by her depth of knowledge about health and her passion for people and wellness, Kim did such an amazing job of both educating and inspiring us
In this episode, Sara and Leah ask a listener’s questions - How do we set boundaries in our often messy family relationships? How do you go through a family gathering without feeling beaten up or exhausted by it? They offer some practical and practice based answers to support you so you can navigate it more skillfully by being ready and prepared for it all. Prepared being the key word.
Have you ever had the experience that something negative is happening in your life and then month’s or year’s later reconsidered… that the very thing that happened to you was actually something good? That maybe it didn’t just happen to you but that it happened for you and that in the end you learned a valuable lesson or decided to make a life change due to that event or mis-step?
Whether you yourself are grieving a loved one, a job, a divorce or something else, this conversation offers real and eye opening insights as to what the very raw“process” of grief might entail. As we talked Sarah clearly emphasized that it was and still is a process. In fact she calls it a “metamorphosis” movement through the “gnarly” painful stage,, to the ‘piecing things back together’.
Do the people in our lives have to get on board with our decision to take more time and space for self care? What will they say or think if we make the revolutionary choice for more nourishing self care practice? How do we make that change? How do we speak wisely and powerfully to any pushback we might receive from partners, family members or peers? Can we learn to hold firm and loving boundaries around this?
Have you ever lay down under a starry sky, looked up and questioned why you are here and what you are meant to do with your life? This is where Laurie takes us during this fascinating conversation as we unpack the layers of being human and the methodology of our mutual teacher, Rod Stryker’s book, The Four Desires - Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom.