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#022 Embracing the WHOLE Journey with Christa Orecchio

 

 

“The purpose of our journey is to restore ourselves to wholeness.” – Debbie Ford 

What does wholeness mean to you?

When it comes to health and well-being, you can’t compartmentalize the parts of who you are.  You are a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual being.  A Whole Being.  Each part of You impacts the others.  Your emotions influence your digestion.  Your spirituality influences your nervous system.  Your thoughts influence your energy level.

As humans, we are on the path of understanding, honoring and integrating all these parts into one.  

As Caroline Myss says,

“What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.” 

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”

“If healing required changing your job, would you do it? If healing required moving to another part of the country, would you do it? If healing required that you change most of your attitudes toward others and yourself, would you do so?”

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Christa Orecchio – a clinical and holistic nutritionist dedicated to helping individuals use food as medicine to heal from the root cause.  She helps people ignite the natural healing process of their minds, bodies, and spirits so that they can feel whole again.  She is the author of The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook, co-author of The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and co-author of the best-seller How to Conceive Naturally and Have a Healthy Pregnancy After 30. Christa also hosts three health and wellness TV shows.

Christa has played a huge role on my path, both personally and professionally, over the last 9 years. She continues to be one of the top resources and referrals I pass on to my own friends, family and clients.   Christa is the ultimate expert on the super nitty-gritty scientific details of physical health and healing disease. She has spoken about them publicly, a whoooole lot. It was quite an honor to have her on the show sharing her heart and soul about her own path, and her passion for the mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of one’s whole journey in life.

In this episode, you are going to hear Christa share:

  • her story of a life-changing year where she discovered the power of food to heal physical and emotional health.  After transforming her own candida, thyroid and adrenal imbalances, she integrated all she learned and has been helping others do the same for over 8 years.
  • the importance of realizing there is no “there” to get to.
  • the impact your emotions, mind and energy have on your physical health.
  • her whole person approach to healing from the root cause of illness.
  • how primary foods – healthy relationships, a spiritual practice, a creative outlet, joyful movement, matter as much as what you eat.
  • how your physical ailments can have an emotional root cause.
  • why Spirituality has everything to do with your health and enjoyment of life.
  • how you are your own most powerful healer.
  • why trust is vital to healing.
  • simple ways to clear and recharge your energy body.
  • and SO much more!

Learn more about Christa at www.thewholejourney.com

Mentioned in the show:

IIN – Institute of Integrative Nutrition Where Christa and I both went to school.

Heather Lindenmenn – Our mutual friend/mentor we referenced a few times.

Caroline Myss – Expert on chakras, intuition, sacred contracts, the soul’s path, mind-body connection

Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro

Louise Hay – You Can Heal Your Body

Brene Brown – Author and teacher

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#021 Heal Body Shame, Stop Binge Eating & BE the Badass Goddess You Really Are with Caty Pasternak

 

What if your obsession with food is really a distraction?  If you weren’t thinking about food and/or your body all the time, where would your energy go? What in your life is on hold until you lose weight?  How is your “weight” giving you the excuse to “wait”?

Things are about to get real in this powerful, and fun, episode!

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Caty Pasternak – an empowerment coach and speaker for women who have tried to just “love themselves more”, but still feels stuck in anxiety, insecurity and out-of-control emotions or behaviors. Caty blends self-love, spirituality, neuroplasticity, personal development and straight up love and laughter to help women create real, long-lasting change in their brains and in their lives so they can finally be the sexy, confident and successful goddess they were born to be.

Caty is down-to-earth, incredibly passionate and absolutely hilarious!

In this episode, you are going to hear Caty share:

  • her story of overcoming body shame, binge eating, and exercise obsession to living a life of empowerment, self-love and fullest expression of who she really is.
  • what is really going on in the fitness competition industry.
  • the KEY to shifting all struggles with food, weight and your body.
  • the in’s and out’s of the Binge Brain.
  • why self-sabotage is normal.
  • how food and sex are connected.
  • why you must have a spiritual practice to heal from body shame and disordered eating.
  • what confidence really is and how to claim it.
  • how your feminine flow and expression is unique to you.
  • how to understand and embrace your fears and shadow self.
  • and SO much more!

Learn more about Caty at www.catypasternak.com

Check out her podcast – The Spiritual Gangster Podcast

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#020 Fierce Loving for Your Body, Life & Self with Amber Krzys

 

 

We live in a world of duality, opposites.  Light and dark.  Feminine and masculine.  Human and Spirit.  Good and bad. Yin and yang.  Today on the show, we are talking about Fierce Loving.  I imagine when you first read those two words together, you may think, “how do those words fit.”  Well, you are going to find out how beautifully they compliment each other to describe a powerful way of being.  Fierce Loving, created by my friend and today’s guest Amber Krzys, is having quite an impact in how I live my life, and relate to myself and others.  I know it will for you as well.

“Every explicit duality is an implicit unity.” – Alan Watts. 

“Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but of integration of the contraries.” – Carl Jung

Our lives are a journey of owning and integrating all parts of who we are, even when they seem contrary.  Like one of my mentors had said to me many times, “whatever words you use to describe yourself, you are also the opposite.” 

Fierce Loving…what does that mean to you?

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Amber Krzys – a coach, speaker, and founder of bodyheart and Fierce Loving—organizations devoted to helping people experience deep fulfillment in their body, career, and life. 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, you are going to hear Amber share:

  • her story of overcoming body-punishment, negative self talk and perfectionism to creating a thriving business helping others do the same.
  • what Fierce Loving is and how it came to be.
  • how to have healthy relationships in all areas of life – with your body, money, career, loved ones, family.
  • the 4 keys to having a successful relationship with anyone and anything
  • how to discern between your head and heart
  • why reading books isn’t enough to transform
  • how she is applying fierce loving to a current “rumble” in her own life
  • her wisdom on body image and creating a partnership with Her/Him
  • what you are really yearning for
  • internal vs. external results and fulfillment
  • why you need to build your inner stillness muscle

Learn more about Amber at www.amberkrzys.com

Amber’s Body Love Series

Mentioned in the Show:

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

Robert Holden – Loveability and The Happiness Project

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#019 How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can with Amy B. Scher

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Amy Scher. Amy B. Scher is an L.A.-based author and leading voice in the field of mind-body-spirit healing. Her new bestselling book, How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can was published in January 2016. As an energy therapist, Scher uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing illness and those in need of emotional healing. She has been featured on healthcare blogs, CNN, Curve magazine, Elephant Journal, Cosmopolitan magazine, OM Times, and the San Francisco Book Review. Her essay about her healing journey is featured in Elizabeth Gilbert’s most recent book, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It (Riverhead Books). Scher was also named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40” for 2013. Amy has presented to groups such as the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide.

This episode is a special one. It encompasses everything I know, have learned AND have experienced around healing on all levels.  I recently shared about my skin and autoimmune healing journey on my instagram page.  In the post, I spoke to how I am following the food and supplement guidance of the medical medium (who is amazing, by the way)….AND I also expressed how the inner growth work has been the MOST important piece of my transformation. I know that if hadn’t done the inner work – looking at my emotions, beliefs, fears and so on, the food and supplements wouldn’t have been effective.  Going within is the truly the foundation for lasting change. It has been for me, and it was for Amy as well.

In this episode, you are going to hear Amy share:

  • her incredible story of healing herself of Lyme disease and a variety of other health challenges using mind-body and energy medicine.
  • how your emotions and beliefs can keep you from healing.
  • what the stress mess is and how to shift out of it.
  • what can get in the way of healing.
  • why deep down you may not want to heal.
  • the difference of holding onto vs. honoring emotions
  • the role fear has in health and illness
  • the root cause of ALL health challenges
  • how to shift into alignment with healing.

If you are struggling with your health, and NOTHING seems to be working.  If you are feeling confused, drained, and hopeless – let me know. I would love to speak with you and see how I can help.  

Learn more about Amy at www.amybscher.com

Get her book, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can.

Mentioned in the Show:

Donna Eden

Bruce Lipton

Louise Hay

Abraham Hicks:

Health Meditation

Remember Who You Are

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#018 From Victim to Victory: Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Life with Bonnie Kelly

 

Are you stuck in the same repeating patterns?  Dating the same type of men?  Having to constantly re-commit to your health?  Always struggling with money? 

If so, this show is for you! It is time to get in there and weed your garden.  It is worth it.  Everything you deserve and all your heart desires are waiting for you to claim them.

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Bonnie Kelly. As an author, personal development and emotional intelligence expert, motivational speaker and founder of Bonnie Kelly & Associates and MindFu Academy™, Bonnie Kelly has dedicated her life to helping others stop the cycle of self-sabotage. 

In her book, “True to Your Core: Uncovering the Subconscious Beliefs Wreaking Havoc in Your Life,” Bonnie guides people to recognize the weight of regrets, shame and guilt from the past and how they are currently impacting our present lives. Through bringing these unconscious patterns into our conscious awareness, Bonnie supports readers in moving from victim to victory. It’s never too late to de-weed your life and cultivate a healthy, organic emotional state!

In this episode, you are going to hear Bonnie share:

  • her incredible story of transforming a life of abandonment, abuse and self-destruction, to leading and teachings other to be their own hero/heroine. 
  • why we take everything personal as kids.
  • how your subconscious mind is in the drivers seat of your life.
  • how pain from the past is keeping you stuck in misery and defeating patterns.
  • where the source of all your power lies.
  • what it means to take radical responsibility for your life.
  • why positive affirmations aren’t working for you.
  • the root of your struggle in finding a romantic relationship.
  • what it takes to transform your not “enough-ness”.
  • how your external expression is a reflection of your inner world.

Learn more about Bonnie at www.BonnieKelly.me 

Follow her on Facebook. Follow her on Instagram.

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#017 Awaken Your Higher Calling & Go for It with Kristyn Caetano

 

 

Do you have a dream you have been ignoring? A passion you push to the side? Is there an unsettling knot in your stomach begging you to listen to it?

It doesn’t have to be a business.  It could be starting a non-profit for a cause that matters to you.  It could be making difference in a community of people that need help.  It could be taking a stand as a leader on a topic that ignites your heart. 

If you are holding back in any area of your life, then this show is for you!

Welcome to EP17 of IMperfectly Healthy! Today’s guest is Kristyn Caetano. Kristyn is an Intuitive Business Coach and Lifestyle Strategist.  She helps coaches and healers build their thriving dream business, so they can create more freedom and prosperity in their life, while making a positive impact in the world. She has always been passionate about health and personal development on multiple levels.

She began studying many different wellness modalities more than 25 years ago, including the use of food and herbs as medicine, reiki, meditation, NLP, EFT, spiritual practices, and more. Eventually she earned a Master of Public Health degree and certifications in Nutritional Counseling, Life Coaching, and Hypnotherapy.

Altogether, she has more than 18 years of business and leadership experience in the area of Public Health, including management of nonprofit health clinics, business development, community outreach and education, mentorship, and teaching.

Kristyn is an incredibly heart-centered, grounded and inspiring woman.  

In this episode, you are going to hear Kristyn share:

  • her own path of finding her higher calling and creating a business she LOVES
  • what can get in the way of accessing and pursuing your dreams
  • what is often hiding under confusion and indecision
  • how starting a business is the ultimate personal growth path
  • what the independent woman syndrome is, and find out if you have it
  • what core desired feelings are and why they can change your life
  • how to begin awakening your higher calling
  • her wisdom on what it takes to make it all happen
  • what the cost is of ignoring the call
  • why so many people are being called to be of service

Learn more about Kristyn at http://elixifyyourlife.com/

Connect with Kristyn on Facebook.

Join her Free Facebook Community Here.

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Mentioned in the show:

Tony Robbins Basic Needs

Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map

 

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#016 Rise Women Rise with Mimi Cerutti

 

Today’s guest is a dear friend of mine, Mimi Cerutti. Mimi is a holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach. She recently asked me to be a part of her Women Rising Project, in which she invited women to share their life stories of strength and courage.  As I completed my interview write up, I had the thought, “I hope Mimi is planning to write one of her own.”  As you are going to find out, she has had quite the life story.  Then I thought, “ooo I am going to ask her to be on the show so she can share her own Woman Rising story”  So I sent her a very excited text. She wrote right back equally as enthused and so here we are.

The following is what Mimi had to said about her Rising Women Project:

We’ve all experienced pain, loss, tragedy and struggle in some way. Whether it be through death, divorce, loss of a job, loss of relationships, loss of health, or just a plain loss of our sense of ourselves and who we are in this life. Sometimes we just feel lost! It can come in so many forms and manifest itself in so many ways. For many of us it is a total loss of power and control in our lives and any sense of who we are in the world.

My intention with this project it to show you that you’re not alone. To give you hope and courage in your own life. To show you that you have the power, the courage and the strength that you need inside of you right now to overcome anything that you’ve had happen in your past, or that you might be struggling with right now.

Through this project,  I will be sharing other women’s stories of strength and triumph, as well as the tools and resources they used to get through and rise above. My hope is that you will use these stories to rise above and write your own story, create your own triumphs and realize the amazing woman that you are. Right here. Right now.

Please… Use these stories to fuel your journey in whatever way that may be for you. Maybe you just want better fulfillment, self love, self care. Maybe you want to heal from something from your past. Maybe you want to be a better lover, mother, sister, friend. Maybe you want to leave some situation that is no longer serving you. Maybe you know that you’re on this planet to be of some kind of contribution, but there’s just something in your way.

Please… Use these stories to help you delve into your life, to discover, to heal and to rise.

We’re all in this together.

Always love,

Mimi

 

Mimi came on the show to share:

  • her incredible RW story of resilience, courage and commitment
  • how to have a conscious divorce
  • how to embrace the ups and down of life
  • the beauty in being a total mess
  • what to do when you want to give up
  • her wisdom around being an imperfect parent
  • the importance of creating a strong community of support
  • who is the most important relationship in your life
  • how to allow what is and not get stuck there

Learn more about Mimi at www.mimimarie.com

Read My Rising Women Story

Mentioned in the show:

Landmark Education

The Whole Hearted Parenting Manifesto

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#015 The Illusion of Control, Authentic Confidence and Stepping into the Feminine with Maddy Moon

 

 

 

Body image and food obsession (aka food stress!) isn’t actually about how you look, or what you eat.  There is much more to it than that.  It is deeper.  Healing requires going deeper. Disordered eating, and body shame, are symptoms.  The root of the struggle is what my guest and I chat about this week.  Maddy and I know this area well! We had both been in body image and food “issues” hell for years and years.  It doesn’t have to be that way for you.  May our conversation open your world up and inspire you to see your body, food and yourself in a whole new way =)

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Madelyn Moon –an author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach. She is a guiding force for women who want to stop over-thinking their lives away, and live with more trust, intuition and flow. Maddy Moon was driven by masculine energy for most of her life, which led her down a dangerous path. Always striving to do more, be more and accomplish more, she found herself disconnected from her body with multiple disordered eating patterns, a restlessness and a lack of confidence. Maddy healed her heart, spirit, body and mind by stepping into her unique feminine power, giving up the need for control and learning to surrender to a higher power. Maddy takes life by the reigns today by leading thousands of women across the world through their own transformational experiences via her podcast, Mind Body Musings, her website, and her global retreats.

You are going to hear Maddy share:

  • what was going beneath the surface of her struggle with food and her body image.
  • why letting your parents off the hook is KEY to your own happiness and fulfillment in life.
  • the real reason you are depriving yourself and/or others of love and nurture.
  • the importance of harmonizing the masculine and feminine parts of you
  • why Faith is a key to building your confidence and letting go of control.
  • how to find balance between asking for help and self-reliance.
  • how to begin trusting your intuition.
  • why some tools and practices work for you, and others don’t.
  • and SO much more!!!

 

Learn more about Maddy at www.maddymoon.com

Listen to her podcast –> Mind Body Musings

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#014 Your Unique Formula for a Thriving Life with Sherri Starr

 

 

When I think about my own journey with food, my body and my health, it comes down to a variety of factors.  The most pivotal being having an empowering mindset, listening to and trusting my body, being flexible and open to change, embracing the journey and going on deep journey within myself.  These are the foundational pieces of health and happiness that my guest, Sherri, and I chat about this week.

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Sherri Starr – a life, health, and happiness coach on a mission to guide and empower women to live in a body they love and a life that lights them up. Sherri’s passion for proactive wellness was sparked by the loss of her father to suicide, which resulted in new insights about the importance of participating fully in each moment of our precious lives.

You are going to hear Sherri share:

  • why having an empowering mindset is key to getting results.
  • how your beliefs shape your life and health.
  • why your food and body story can keep you stuck.
  • how to both enjoy the journey and strive for improvement/growth.
  • what it takes to sustain lasting change in your life and with your health.
  • how to create goals in alignment with your true self.
  • the importance of creating trust and connection with your own body (your most trusted advisor/expert).
 
Learn about Sherri at www.SherriStarrWellness.com.
 

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Resources mentioned in the show:

Deepak Chopra

The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra

Abraham Hicks – Law of Attraction

IIN – Institute for Integrative Nutrition

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute

Tony Robbins

5-minute Journal

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#013 Slow Down, Ease Up and Heal with Torea Rodriguez

 

 

What if you didn’t have to rush?  What if it wasn’t so urgent?

How would your experience of life change if you slowed down? If you eased up on yourself? If you let go of all the pressure? 

Could your body be asking for something pretty simple? A new way of being.

My guest and I both learned this new way of being through our own health challenges.  

Is something in your life asking you to slow down and ease up?

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Torea Rodriguez, a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® practitioner and Vitality Transformation Coach.

Toréa wasn’t always a health coach and functional medicine practitioner. In fact, she used to be a professional pilot flying jets for private families & charter companies out of the San Francisco Bay Area. It wasn’t until her diagnosis with two debilitating autoimmune diseases that led her down a path of exploration, transformation, and healing. Her undergraduate Biochemistry degree came in handy while she studied her way towards remission of both diseases. In that time, she became a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and discovered her love of coaching. Today, she leads her executive clients through a unique transformational experience that helps restore health, vitality and performance so they focus on their priorities without burning out.

You are going to hear Toréa share:

  • the importance of mindset on your journey.
  • how healing is exploratory, not prescriptive.
  • why n=1 experiments are key to your healing.
  • how to not get overwhelmed and why less is more.
  • what is really going on with autoimmune illness: the 3 key ingredients
  • the need to keep stepping back and seeing the big picture.
  • why building a team is key.

Toréa is super smart and has a heart of gold.  She truly walks her talk and has been where you are.

Connect and learn more about Toréa at www.torearodriguez.com

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Resources mentioned in the show:

Brene Brown

Dr. Lissa Rankin

Chris Kresser

The Loving Diet by Jessica Flanigan

The Autoimmune Fix by Dr. Tom O’brien

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