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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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#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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#025 The Truth about Food & Your Body with Kyla Sokoll-Ward

 

 

“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.

Learn more about Kyla at KylaSW.

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#023 What Women Need to Know about Men with Josh Trent

 

I am SO excited about this episode.  It is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while.  It is also an aspect of health and wholeness that I LOVE to talk about. Today we are talking about dating, relationships, communication and attraction,  from the perspective of a MAN….which is key.  We are also taking a look at the ways men struggle with body image and weight.

The man who courageously stepped up to the plate for this conversation, is my dear friend,  Josh Trent. Josh is the founder of Wellness Force, and a wellness industry influencer and coach.  He is also a top ranked iTunes podcast host of both Wellness Force Radio and the Fitness + Technology podcasts.

With over 13 years in the health and wellness industry, he leads the Wellness Force community in discovering physical and emotional intelligence to help men and women live life well.

His vision for Wellness Force is to empower over one million men and women in discovering the physical and emotional intelligence we need to live life well and enjoy the process. A KEY to enjoying that process is our relationships.  Josh and I love chatting about this topic together as friends, so here we are! =) 

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

  • The physical and emotional transformation he has gone through to get to where he is today.
  • how physical weight can be a manifestation of your inner world.
  • why you must take responsibility for the story you tell in your head about yourself, others and life.
  • his experience being faced with the modern man’s dilemma
  • how to handle the pressures and expectations put on both men and women in our culture to do it all, be it all and have it all.
  • his insight on male body image
  • what makes a woman most attractive.
  • what it takes to have a healthy, harmonious, connected partnership
  • what makes a man want to commit to a woman.
  • the difference between being a strong, successful woman and having “independent women syndrome”.
  • why your language dictates your life.
  • what courageous communication is and why it matters
  • why being perfect is actually unattractive.
  • how readiness, divine timing, willingness and courage all play out in dating and love.
  • what men want most from women

Learn more about Josh at Wellness Force.

Check out the Wellness Force Podcast

Mentioned in the show:

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A few quotes to round out this topic from one of my favs from @createthelove. 

“Fall in love with yourself first.  When we’re whole we can see clearly the types of people who are in front of us as our vision is not clouded by loneliness and insecurity.  It makes everything else so much easier because then we search for people that compliment us, not complete us.” – Mark Groves.

“Great love doesn’t leave.  It stays.  It communicates.  It tried to understand.  Great love doesn’t walk away.  It walks towards.” – Mark Groves

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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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The Gift of Illness: Autoimmune, Love and Waking Up

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In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Laurie da Silveira, a certified nutrition consultant with a masters degree in counseling living in the Bay Area. She is the owner of Vibrant Living with Laurie, where she sees individual clients and offers group classes regarding holistic nutrition and heart-centered healing. She is also the co-founder of the Love is Medicine: Guiding Clients to the Cure Within Practitioner Training.

You are going to hear about why Laurie sees her own health challenges as a gift, the role of limiting beliefs in illness, the healing power of forgiveness as well as:

  • why addressing health physically often isn’t enough
  • the common limiting beliefs that precede illness and health issues
  • the power of taking responsibility for your body and life
  • why you are a big huge mansion
  • how illness can become your identity and keep you stuck
  • how to find peace and appreciation on your health journey
  • the mental/emotional/spiritual causes of thyroid and digestive imbalances

Connect with Laurie at www.vibrantliving.us

 

Mentioned in the show:

Direct Labs: www.directlabs.com

Heart Math: www.hearthmath.org 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdneZ4fIIHE

Gaps Diet Book: http://www.gapsdiet.com/home.html

Mystery School: http://www.livinginthepresence.net/

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The missing piece to healing your body.

Welcome to episode #2 of Own Your Body ~ The Loving Path!

In this episode, I interview Megan Buer, emotion code practitioner, wellness coach and author, on her own journey with her body. Her website is www.harmony-restored.com
Megan shares her wisdom on:
  • why stress is worse than the food.
  • how your story keeps you sick and struggling
  • the difference between empowered self-care and destructive self-care.
  • how all the answers are within you.
  • the thing most people are missing in order to heal.
  • how healing can be really simple.

This is an enlightening and inspiring conversation!!

Let me know what you think!! Email me at faith@faithshevlin.com to continue this conversation =)

Love,

Faith

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How to embrace what is

When it comes to your reality, no matter what you are dealing with, you have a choice.

You can embrace what is, or resist what is.

A health issue. Your body.  Your bank account. A dysfunctional relationship.

Most of us choose to resist.  We ignore, fight, try harder, blame, frantically try to fix and change what is.  Resistance is hard.  It is tight, stressful, rigid and toxic. It is also comfortable and automatic.

Continue reading “How to embrace what is”

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See your food cravings in a new light

If you’re like I used to be, you have likely been struggling with food cravings forever. And, also like me, you’ve likely tried a number of diets and strategies that haven’t worked long term. I know how frustrating this can be, and how defeating it feels to try to “be good” all the time. Because it never works, right? You do well for a while, avoiding all those foods you love.  Then you end up giving in and devouring a whole bag of candy or chips.  Then it all goes out the window…

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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I put this guide together so you can start to learn some foundational lifestyle habits that can help you find more confidence around your food choices. The information I’m sharing is not about deprivation or the latest strict diet; it’s about creating healthy sustainable habits that have been proven to both help keep cravings in check, and improve overall well-being at the same time.

Get my 5 Ways to Overcome Your Food Cravings –> HERE

And let me know what you think.  I would love to know how these tips resonate with you.  Email me at faith@faithshevlin.com to continue the conversation =)

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Can you accept your body and still want to lose weight?

The weight loss/health/body image world is often so black and white.  You either throw the diet rules out the window and go crazy eating what you want.  Or you deprive and restrict yourself in order to achieve a body you feel you can accept and love, in the future.

Have you noticed the all or nothing approach out there? Continue reading “Can you accept your body and still want to lose weight?”