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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“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview Christian Minson, an International Speaker, Best-Selling Contributing Author, Trainer, Life-Balance Coach and Founder of Breathflow Wellness, a transformational coaching business.
A former Monk, Christian spent 10 years in a yogic monastery searching for deeper meaning in his life. Now he teaches others to find purpose and fulfillment in their own lives and work. His spiritual discipline and award–winning speaking style contribute to his unique ability to apply the lessons he has learned to motivate and inspire audiences, while delivering practical real-world tools that create transformation and clarity of purpose.
Christian has shared his message and techniques across the globe, including Europe, Mexico, Canada, and all over the USA. He has presented at conferences, universities, churches, and the Chopra Center.
You are going to hear Christianshare his own Hero’s Journey to living an authentic and fulfilling life, as well as insight and wisdom on:
How most people are missing the boat when it comes to life purpose.
The importance of breathing to your health and well-being.
How breath and intuition are connected.
The impact breath has on all dimensions of your being: physical, emotional, spiritual.
What dysfunctional breathing looks like, feels like and how it blocks you.
The amazing results possible from a regular breathwork practice.
A simple technique to trusting yourself when making decisions in life.