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
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.
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
“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.
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
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.
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview James Woeber, an international speaker, writer and consultant who trains thought leaders, healers and entrepreneurs to free themselves from trauma-based and ancestral patterns so that they can be wonderfully successful and serve as powerful change agents in the world.
James is the Co-Founder and Director of Art of Heartful Living, a leadership development and human potential program, that since 1998 has taught individuals and organizations powerful mind/body tools to manifest their heart’s deepest desires and be of service in their communities. His experience as a trainer and therapist spans well over two decades, and he recently served as Co-Director of the 2015 North American Systemic Constellations Conference—an event dedicated to healing ancestral and trauma-based issues for individuals, families and organizations.
You are going to hear Jamesshare his insight and wisdom on:
the mind-body connection
how family patterns impact your life and health in the present
how early childhood experiences or trauma are connected to current health challenges
what are some of the common “issues behind the issue”
the importance of being in tune with your own body
the main keys to healing issues keeping you stuck in life
what it means to practice the art of heartful living
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, Faith interviews Danielle Blum, CEO of World Nativ. World Nativ is a growing global community of innovators, creatives, and entrepreneurs collaborating and sharing knowledge. Through their Business training programs, Masterminds, and Workshops they encourage bold ideas, deep connections, and adventure.
You are going to hear Danielleshare about the amazing community she has created, as well as really get to know who she is, what lights her up, and the adventure she went on to get to where she is today. Her story is inspiring!
She offers powerful wisdom on:
following your own intuition and curiosity
tuning into the wisdom in your body
how to handle fear when it has you by the neck
being committed to a dream
paving your own unique path by following your feelings
why you need community for your health and well-being
how entrepreneurship and personal development go hand-in-hand
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