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
Book your FREE Breakthrough Session with David HERE
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
What do you do when faced with illness? or an overwhelming health challenge?
Most people gear up to fight, battle with and beat (fill in the blank)….Cancer. Heart Disease. Autoimmune. Anxiety. Leaky Gut. Weight Gain.
What if this approach actually fueled the dis-ease? What if this way of being was even a cause of the illness, the imbalance?
The thing is, you cannot heal something you hate. You cannot use anger, shame and resistance to transform your body. The body is a reflection of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Therefore, having fear be the driving force on your path to health will never lead to wellness and vitality.
There is another way to approach healing your body. My guest today and I, both agree this other way, is THE way. It is the only path that fully heals and restores dis-ease to wholeness and well-being.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Dr. Kim D’Eramo – a physician, speaker, #1 bestselling author of “The MindBody Tool Kit,” and founder of The American Institute of MindBody Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and attended residency at Emory University in Atlanta.
After healing herself from a chronic illness using MindBody tools, she now empowers millions to use the same tools to immediately shift their body chemistry and brain activity to create health and wellbeing.
Dr. D’Eramo conducts online group training programs and speaks internationally to doctors, medical students, and the general public to teach self-healing tools.
In this episode, you are going to hear Dr. Kim share:
how she overcame a rare autoimmune illness during med school when no doctor could help her.
what it takes to truly heal from any illness.
the top two things blocking your healing
how suppression of the feminine is making you sick, exhausted and age faster.
her approach to diet and supplements.
the impact emotions and negative thinking has on your physiology
the art of allowing, acceptance and surrender in your healing journey.
the truth of what is underneath the pattern of over-doing, overcoming, fighting and battling your body.
how what is happening with your body is a reflecting of how you live life.
the difference between pure and conditional love.
when things getting worse is actually a good thing.
the opportunity for creating a New Earth happening right now in the world
her A-B-C Instant Elevation Practice.
what she has found to be the most powerful medicine of all.
“For some reason, we are truly convinced that if we criticize ourselves, the criticism will lead to change. If we are harsh, we believe we will end up being kind. If we shame ourselves, we believe we end up loving ourselves. It has never been true, not for a moment, that shame leads to love. Only love leads to love.” – Geneen Roth
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Kyla Sokoll-Ward – a self-love coach on a mission to change the way women relate to themselves. She teaches women to love their fears, trust the universe, and redefine their worthiness so that they can fall in love with themselves and step into their badass feminine power. She spent years perfecting her body and diet, hoping it would bring her happiness (spoiler alert: it didn’t). But once she kicked her limiting beliefs, found body bliss, and embraced unconditional self-love, there was no turning back.
Kyla and I share a lot of truths about the food/body struggle. We have both been there. If you struggle in this area, I know it is hard to hear — its not about food and your body….b/c it really feels like it is. We totally get that. I am encouraging you to dive a little deeper for yourself. Really think about how what we talk about, could apply to you and your life.
In this episode, you are going to hear Kyla and I chat about:
her path to finding freedom from orthorexia, body shame, the diet/binge cycle, over-exercising and clean eating righteousness.
how struggling with your body/food is only a symptom.
how your beliefs are at the core of your suffering.
why the end goal is not to always love your body.
the pattern we call the “Weighting” Game.
what you must give up to experience food freedom.
how the foundation of health is mental/emotional.
why we as humans hold on to struggle.
how disconnection and the food/body obsession go hand and hand.
how clean eating is often an excuse for disordered eating.
how we are seeking desired feelings through external means.