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#037 When Cancer Rocks Your World, and Awakens You to Life with Jillian Ritter

 

In this episode, I interview my inspiring and sweet friend Jillian Ritter on how she chose an empowering path facing Cancer 3 years ago, and how it transformed her body image, mindset, beliefs about life (and herself), and her career. Jill approaches life newly now that she is on the other side. 
Jill’s passion for personal wellness came to light when she received this very serious health diagnosis of Cancer. Once the initial shock subsided, she knew she wanted to empower herself to heal.
In addition to her never-ending research, she created an integrative team to support herself — a naturopathic doctor, massage therapist, acupuncturist, therapist, a nutritionist, a mindfulness teacher. 
When working with integrative health professionals to create their online presence, Jill’s background comes into play both as a content creator, a website designer, a patient, and passionate researcher. She understands the ins-and-outs of the digital land, can view content from the perspective of the patient, and genuinely believe in what she creates with her clients. Jill says going through the cancer journey gave her the courage to start a business combing all of her passions. Learn more HERE 
In this episode, you are going to hear Jill share her experience around:
  • how she transcended a devastating diagnosis and healed her body by doing all in her power to address Cancer holistically
  • the experience with cancer emotionally and physically
  • how she chose an integrative treatment approach that felt right to her
  • what she learned about the mind-body connection through her healing exploration
  • how Cancer healed her body image and changed the way she lives her life.
  • the many lessons she learned about life, her body and herself.
  • how to continues to find balance between work and play, healing and living, doing and being.
  • resources that were pivotal along the way
Learn more about Jill Here
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Resources mentioned in the show:
Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds
By Dr. Kelly A. Turner, PhD
Mind over Medicine: Scientific Proof that You can Heal Yourself
By Lissa Rankin, MD
A Meditation to help you with Chemo, Healthy Journeys by Belleruth Naparstek 
Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster by Peggy Huddleston
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#036 Sick of Being Sick: Mystery Illness, Cancer and Following Your Heart with Brenda Walding

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Brenda Walding – a Holistic Wellness & Transformation Coach who specializes in empowering women to overcome chronic illness, reconnect with their authentic self, and live a life that they truly love. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, TaoFlow yoga teacher, HeartMath Certified Coach, author, and co-founded NativePath- a holistic nutrition and lifestyle company. Brenda just published her first book, Sick of Being Sick: The Women’s Guide to Conquering Chronic Illness. 
Get her book for FREE, HERE.
Brenda is passionate about natural healing and spreading the message that we all hold within us the power to heal and be well.
In this episode, you are going to hear Brenda share her expertise and experience around:
  • finding her true self after a 10 year journey with mystery illness and then cancer
  • the divine lessons she learned during a very painful period of her life
  • how she let go of perfectionism and started following the wisdom of her heart
  • the healing power of being seen and held in women’s circles
  • what it looks like to actually let go and let God
  • the opportunity the lies in chronic illness
  • the powerful of Heart Math
  • why women must embrace and remember their feminine, soft, open and divine nature
  • how suppression leads to illness, physical challenges
  • why being led by a higher vision is crucial for healing
  • a sneak peak into the amazing road map Brenda created to help women powerfully navigate illness.
Contact Brenda at risetoradiance@gmail.com
Connect with Brenda on Facebook
Resources Mentioned:
HeartMath
5 Rhythms Dance
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#036 The Brain Flip Weight Loss Method with David Zappasodi

 

I am thrilled to welcome my friend David Zappasodi to the show today.  I have known David for 3 years now. I was first introduced to David when I saw him speak at a yoga and spiritual center here in san diego.  He was promoting his new book at the time, Immovable Heart Unstoppable Mind. I was able to chat with him at that event and connected with where he was at on his journey in the wellness industry. He and I were both being called to expand and evolve the traditional weight loss approach.
David Zappasodi is the founder of Empowered Health Now. He is a thought leader, international bestselling author, and transformational weight loss expert who has helped countless individuals to break through the weight loss struggle and drastically change their lives for the better. 
David is a super down-to-earth guy, with a huge heart.  He is very passionate about his work, and committed to making a huge impact in people’s  lives
In this episode, you are going to hear David share:
  • his radical methods for helping people find freedom from the weight/food struggle fast and forever.
  • the dramatic results he gets for clients in a matter of days
  • the difference between the thinking and sensory brain
  • why willpower and discipline don’t work and never will
  • the importance of safety when it comes to weight loss
  • how changing a habit doesn’t need to take 21 or 30 days
  • what a brain flip is and how it changes your life very fast
  • what is really going on with self-sabotage
  • why cravings are like bullies
  • how to have a FREE breakthrough session with David to see if his work it the missing piece for you
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Learn more about David Here
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#034 Clearing Trauma, Family Systems Healing and Divine Feminine Archetypes with Hanna Bier

 

Welcome back to the IMperfectly Healthy podcast.  I took a little hiatus this summer due to some travel and other projects.  I am happy to be back creating episodes and have some amazing guests lined up for the rest of 2018.  So you can expect new episodes each month moving forward =)

Today’s guest is Hanna Bier – a Soulful Success Coach, Energy Healer and Family Constellation Therapist. Hanna helps creative women heal deeply and create the wealth, love and success they desire. She is an expert at resolving family and childhood trauma and uses clairvoyant gifts to support her clients in becoming confident, radiant and powerful women who know exactly how to make the future they envision a reality!

Hanna runs the podcast “Mystics on a Mission Show” and currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Hanna is such a bright light and free spirit.  Her story of transcending a very painful past to now living a joyful, easeful, fun and fulfilling life is incredible.

In this episode, you are going to hear Hanna share her expertise and experience around:

  • how she transcended a VERY painful and traumatic past to now living a life of joy, ease, flow and soulful purpose.
  • the importance of healing Family dynamics for finding health, fulfillment and happiness
  • what Family Constellation Therapy is PLUS a guided experience during the interview that you can continue to use to heal your own family system
  • common imbalances that happen to disrupt a family system
  • how trauma gets passed on generation to generation and lives in your genes
  • why you may find yourself replaying the same defeating pattern despite having already “worked on it”
  • using the Divine Goddess Archetypes for transformation and full self expression

Learn more about Hanna at www.hannabier.com

Special announcement!!! As I mentioned in the beginning of the show, I was part of an amazing project/creation this summer I wanted to share with you. I am thrilled to be 1 of 19 teachers in the upcoming School of Inner Beauty starting SOON! (9/15/18) SIB is a 19 week immersive women’s wellness program that will transform your body, mind, and spirit to turn on your inner radiance. If you feel there is a healthy, balanced, radiant woman living inside of you, longing to be set completely free, go check out HERE.

See you next time! =)

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#033 Awaken Your Body’s Innate Intelligence with Alicia Lynn Diaz

 

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In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Alicia Lynn Diaz – a Life Transformation Expert, Holistic Health Practitioner and Soul Visionary. Alicia supports healers and health-enthusiasts to activate their innate intelligence, liberate their mind and emotions and boost their energy and vitality for life. What she is really passionate about is uplifting the holistic healthcare paradigm by integrating the soul and helping people actualize their higher purpose to transform the world.
In this episode, you are going to hear Alicia share her expertise and experience around:
  • how living your purpose is paramount for your body to heal.
  • her personal health journey from western to eastern medicine and how she now integrates the two.
  • the amazing self-healing she witnessed and experienced studying in India.
  • how to go from victim to leader of your own health and wholeness.
  • the importance of the nervous system in being able to heal.
  • insights on holding onto extra weight, difficulty losing weight.
  • the impact being highly sensitive has on your health.
  • the energetics of weight loss from the Ayurvedic perspective
  • how daily oil self-massage could transform your entire life.
  • how repressed trauma can create illness.
  • the 6 stages of Disease and Healing.
  • some practices you could start on your own to support you on your health/wholeness journey.
Learn more about Alicia Here
Free guided Meditation by Alicia: 
http://alicialynndiaz.com/summit
Oil Massage: Video
Highly Sensitive Person: Assessment/Movie
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#031 Your Body has all the Answers with Rochelle Schieck, Qoya

 

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Rochelle Schieck – creator and founder of QOYA. Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild, and free draw reference to the movement forms we practice.

Qoya is designed to help you remember the physical sensation of truth in your body and reclaim your inner knowing, intuition and instincts so that you let that feeling be north on your compass and let your body guide you on your soul’s journey.

Her love of movement and the desire to explore life’s meaning compelled her to spend the last 15+ years traveling around the world as a student and teacher to places throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Rochelle began instructing various yoga styles for all ages and abilities, several dance modalities and NIA. In the last 10+ years, she has led over 4,000 movement classes, facilitated hundreds of private sessions and taken women on over 20 retreats to 6 different continents.

In this episode, you are going to hear Rochelle share her expertise and experience around:

  • what Qoya is and how it can completely liberate you in your life.
  • the magic of remembering, instead of finding or searching.
  • the truth about your body and importance of creating a trusted partnership with her/him.
  • what it takes to access and trust the wisdom available in your body.
  • why the ROI for creating intimacy with your body is HUGE in living an authentic, joyful life.
  • how to discern between impulses and wisdom.
  • the magic that happens when you create practices to connect with yourself
  • why you may be resisting connecting with your body.
  • why there is no “right” way to have a daily practice
  • how to build the muscle of self-trust.
  • what can get in the way of going within yourself.
  • the importance of honoring your body’s cycles
  • how romantic relationships are huge opportunities for healing and growth.

 

Learn more about Rochelle and Qoya at QOYA

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#030 Healing the Mother Wound with Bethany Webster

 

Choosing to face and embrace the mother wound is not an easy path.  It is worth it though. It takes courage. It takes compassion.  It takes commitment. It takes self-honoring. And you deserve all of those things. Consider these powerful truths written by today’s guest…

“If we avoid dealing with the pain associated with one of THE most primary and foundational relationships in our lives, we are missing a pivotal opportunity to discover the truth of who we are and to authentically and joyfully live that truth.”  -Bethany Webster

“The peace we desire is covered up by layers and layers of defenses against the original pain we experienced as children but couldn’t feel or process at the time. “ – Bethany Webster

“Know that whatever you embrace transforms.” – Bethany Webster

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Bethany Webster – a writer, transformational coach, international speaker and what you could call a midwife of the heart. Her work is focused on helping women heal the mother wound so that they can step into their full power and potential. She teaches workshops, an online course and offers a coaching program for women leaders who want to accelerate their impact and leadership.
In this episode, you are going to hear Bethany share her wisdom on:
  • what the mother wound is and why healing it will empower you, liberate you and free you from your struggles in life.
  • the 3 aspects of the mother wound: personal, cultural and spiritual.
  • what gets in the way of looking at the mother wound.
  • the dysfunctional daughter/mother patterns that show up.
  • the ways we replicate our childhood dynamics in our current lives.
  • how the false self is developed as a survival strategy to childhood.
  • the common painful themes that show up for women: people pleasing, scarcity, low self-worth, deprivation, struggle, guilt, over-doing, denying needs, parentification, playing small, and more.
  • why so many women feel unexplained guilt, and where it comes from.
  • how the mother wound and food/body image are tightly connected
  • why your hungry is holy.
  • how to overcome your resistance to looking at your mother wound.
  • how to begin healing your inner child.
  • the importance of creating your own inner mother.
  • why both internal and external work is needed.
Learn more about Bethany at Mother Wound
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#029 Calm the Chaos, Build a New Foundation and Optimize Your Metabolism with Josh and Jeanne Rubin

 

In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Jeanne and Josh Rubin of East West Healing and Performance. Josh and Jeanne are revolutionizing nutrition for thyroid health by teaching people how to use food as supplementation, reduce stress and build the most sound foundation for the body to heal.
They believe the greatest defense one has against the ever-changing environment is the health of the metabolism. When the metabolism is strong and the thyroid is functioning, all systems are working in synergy, just as they are meant to.
Josh and Jeanne are teaching people how to use food to resource their body in new ways, which in turn is building a bridge for complete mind, body and spirit growth and transformation.
They are here to offer you back ownership of your health and to provide you the information you need to make more informed choices around your health!
In this episode, you are going to hear Josh and Jeanne shed light on:
  • their refreshing philosophy on healing the body of all chronic ailments.
  • why we must look at cellular function to restore health.
  • the importance of looking at the body as a system.
  • what foods, and ways of eating, support optimizing metabolism.
  • their food strategy that meets you where you are at.
  • what mistakes, and misguidance, they see being practiced out there.
  • the most accurate way to assess thyroid health and metabolism
  • how to stop chasing your tail and instead, build resiliency in your body.
  • how people are approaching weight loss backwards.
  • why weight doesn’t determine health.
  • how important breath is to metabolism and restoring optimal function in the body.
  • how you must be willing to change your life to achieve the results you want.
  • why patience, experimentation and customization is crucial for long-term healing.
  • how health challenges have become a red tag people wear as a badge of honor.
  • why you cannot heal in a state of chaos.
  • bringing health back to basics, instead of over-complicating the solutions.
  • how nose breathing can transform your health.
Learn more about Josh and Jeanne at East West Healing
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#028 Change your story, change your life with Lauren Marie Fleming

“When we deny the story, it defines us.  When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brene Brown.
“Remember that you are a living, breathing novel, literally writing your own story. Your very own authentically personal piece of art. It’s pretty glorious.” – Victoria Erickson.
Today, you have the power to change your story…
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview my friend, and fellow coach, Lauren Marie Fleming, on the power of your life story.
A storyteller since birth, Lauren Marie Fleming has written four novels, countless articles, and is the author of the self-help book Bawdy Love: 10 Steps to Profoundly Loving Your Body. Her work has appeared in VICE, Glamour, Curve, Nerve, BlogHer, xoJane, and the Huffington Post.
Lauren is a dynamic and engaging speaker, and has presented at prestigious conferences and colleges across the globe. She is renowned for her entertaining and informative workshops that combine practicality with passion.
Through her writing, retreats, and coaching, Lauren helps people embrace their unique story and tell that story to the world. A queer, fat, femme, Lauren is especially invested in helping amplify and support marginalized voices.
Lauren is devoted to helping you take the guilty out of pleasure, ditch the starving, tortured artist cliché, and create the life and career of your dreams.
In this episode, Lauren and I chat about:
  • how story telling became a powerful tool of transformation for her, starting at a very young age.
  • how to break free of our society’s expectations and “rules”
  • empowering yourself through the story you tell about yourself and your life.
  • why transformation is a series of steps taken over and over, day to day.
  • shifting your focus from changing/fixing to thriving.
  • embracing your uniqueness.
  • how self-love is a journey, not a destination.
  • how to hold two opposing truths at the same time.
  • how our identities and the roles we play limit our potential and authentic expression.
  • getting real about the legacy you want to leave on this planet.
  • how to zero in on your zone of genius, and stay in your own lane.
  • giving yourself permission to have and do what you love.
  • how a scarcity mentality creates over-indulgence.
  • the magic of giving permission to yourself and others.
  • how to work WITH your fears
To find out more about Lauren’s writing, retreats, and coaching, visit LaurenMarieFleming.com.
Lauren’s Fear Article
Lauren’s Journal Course
Lauren’s Book Bawdy Love
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#027 Hungry for Happiness with Sam Skelly

 

“You cannot heal something you hate” 
“Dieting and binge eating is rooted in fear.”
“Suppressed anger is one of the main reasons you are using food as a drug.” 
“You have to decide you are worth it.”
These are just a few of the powerful truth bombs today’s guest shares in her book.  There are many more.  I highly suggest you listen to this episode, giving it your fullest presence…and read her book.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Samantha Skelly – an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.
Hungry for Happiness is a movement of women dedicated to ending the fight with food and their bodies by addressing the underlying causes of emotional eating. When we heal our connection to our bodies and reestablish trust in ourselves, we realize our problems really have very little to do with food.
In this episode, you are going to hear Sam and I chat about:
  • her path to finding freedom from weight loss obsession, body shame, the diet/binge cycle, over-exercising and clean eating 
  • the internal issues causing your struggle with your body.
  • how every choice you make is either self-loving or self-violent.
  • why suffering is a learned behavior.
  • the power of observation.
  • how your life is a reflection of your beliefs.
  • why you need to be willing to be in the process of transformation and healing, AND allow it to be messy.
  • how to let go of dieting and still honor your health.
  • how your identity is keeping you stuck.
  • why it is ok to not like your body.
  • why self-honesty is a KEY to transformation.
  • what self-acceptance truly is.
  • how to create self-trust.
Learn more about Sam at Hungry for Happiness.
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