You need to learn how to let go. I need to learn how to let go.
This is, without question, one of my favorite episodes of the Primal Potential podcast. This is one of these most powerful episodes of the podcast.
For you to benefit from this episode as much as possible, there are a few things I want you to consider before we begin.
What are you ready to let go of?
On today's episode, you'll hear an incredibly raw, real and powerful conversation with relational alchemist, Stef Sifandos. Through his programs and his coaching, he helps people create transformation through connection. He's one of the most clear-minded and genuine humans I've ever met and I'm honored to share our conversation with you!
For more questions that will help you create change, check out Chasing Cupcakes!
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I used to be the queen of sneaking food. It started when I was a kid, but let's be clear - sneaking food is NOT just a kid thing.
First, let's be super clear: there is ZERO shame in this. Sure, you can choose shame as a response, but that's not going to help.
Awareness is POWER. It's an opportunity to create change!
In today's episode we're looking at some of the risks of sneaking food and also strategies to step into a healthier pattern of behavior.
Today is an opportunity to begin to reframe your relationship with food! I hope you love this episode and it forever changes your thoughts about sneaking food!
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Also, here's the listener win I shared on today's episode!
I’ve been a listener for the past year and since listening have lost 30 pounds, got pregnant, kept the wait off during my pregnancy and have since gotten back to my prepregnancy weight while breastfeeding. This was something in previous pregnancies (Mom of 3 here) I told myself I couldn’t do.
BUT that’s not my win. My win is a question I ask before every choice “Is this what I want to choose everyday?” If the answer is no. I don’t choose it. Another way I’ll ask “Does this fit my exception or my rule?”. If the answer is exceptions, I ask “is this exception worth it” and if it’s not a hell yeah, it’s a no.
This has been really helpful for me and I thought I’d share in case it might help someone else.
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If you have accepted chronic stress as a way of life, this episode is for you. Chronic stress isn't just a quality of life issue, it's a health issue. Remaining under chronic stress decreases your ability to burn fat while increasing your likelihood of storing it. Chronic stress impairs your metabolism and your immune system. It creates systemic hormonal chaos.
Stress is not meant to be chronic. If you are experiencing ongoing stress, day in and day out, it's time to create a change - for the sake of your health.
Just as important to note: stress isn't just mental or emotional. In today's episode, we talk about toxins, thoughts and trauma - the three types of stress that contribute to living in a state of chronic stress.
In today's episode we'll talk with Dr. Beth Westie about types of stress, the dangers of chronic stress and what you can do to reduce your exposure to stressors while improving your response to others you might not be able to easily avoid.
We'll also talk about the strategies we each use in our own lives to respond more intelligently to periods of stress and individual stressors.
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We all have moments when we feel stuck.
However, just because you feel stuck doesn't mean you are stuck.
The other day, I posted this on Instagram and it really resonated, so I figured it was high time to do a motivational minisode to help you out in those moments you feel stuck.
You aren't stuck. You stopped. There's a difference.
If your excuses are why you feel stuck, check out my free strategy guide and audio on overcoming excuses!
If you're living together but have different health goals and priorities, how do you navigate it?
That's one of the most common questions I get about my relationships. My boyfriend and I are now living together but we have very different lifestyles and personalities. Though we are in no way relationship experts, today we're answering your questions about love, food, weight, personality differences and much more.
Curious about what questions we answer on the episode? Here are a few of them. If you have questions we didn't answer, shoot me a message on Instagram or comment in the show notes and we'll absolutely answer them! The episode got kind of long so we didn't get to all that were submitted but I've put the answers to questions we didn't get to on the show notes page at the link below. There you can find the answers to questions about if we have plans to get married, if we want kids and what our love lanuages are, plus more!
Most of my clients set goals for themselves. Most of them are going about it the wrong way.
Why do you think so many people who set a goal of weight loss end up regaining the weight? Why do so many people who get out of debt shortly reaccumulate it?
My friends, as you set goals for yourself, I want you to keep in mind that there is a massive difference between external goals and internal targets.
In today's episode, we're going to talk about a different way to set goals and go about achieving them in a way that ensures you get what you want most! We're taking a deep dive into the idea that the goal is more about feeling than doing. I'm going to help you understand what it means for the GOAL to be the FEELING you're after and how to prioritize the way you want to BE over the things you ought to DO.
This simple shift in the way you set goals and the way you think about goals will improve your consistency and make sure you don't waste precious time and energy pursuing an external target when your real goal is an internal shift.
How do you want to feel?
How do you NOT want to feel?
What choices, actions or thoughts contribute to how you do want to feel?
What choices, actions or thoughts contribute to how you don't want to feel?
What can you do about it today?
What's the difference between the things you want to do and the way you want to be?
What can you do about it today?
When you're in a moment of struggle or negative emotion: what feeling are you looking to obtain?
How can you create that?
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Change feels hard. I get it. Often, it feels hard because we're going about it the wrong way.
Our tendency is to focus on changing our actions and our choices. What this approach overlooks is the simple fact that our thoughts drive our choices.
Conscious or subsconscious, a series of thoughts predede our choices and talk us into or out of whatever decision we make.
If you don't change your thoughts, it will continue to be mighty hard to change your choices.
Of course that begs the question: HOW?
Most of us feel like our thoughts arise so quickly & automatically that they're nearly impossible to change. It sounds nice in theory "just think differently!" but how do we turn that into a daily practice?
That is the entire focus of today's practical episode with modern mindfulness expert and host of the Mind Love podcast, Melissa Monte. Don't miss this one!
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For years, I've been a huge fan of journaling. Recently, I've made a shift in the way I journal that has completely changed the game. It's made me happier, more present, more confident and more productive. A few of my Masters Club members have begun journaling this way, too, and today you'll hear from both of us.
How are we journaling? What does it look like? How did we start?
One of the reasons people struggle to change is that they aren't paying attention. I can relate to that!
At 350+ pounds, living paycheck to paycheck, I didn’t want to pay attention.
I didn’t want to see my body.
I didn’t want to acknowledge my food choices.
I didn’t want to acknowledge my inconsistency
I didn’t want to look too closely at anything - my bank account, how much debt I had, the state of my marriage, what I looked like naked.
None of it. And, not suprisingly, nothing good was happening.
When we don't pay attention, we drift.
We never drift someplace amazing.
I am certain this type of journaling will help you create change. It's not about accountability, it's about action.
I think it's so powerful that I'm going to create an identity journal for the next 12 Weeks to Transformation! You can get on the wait list here.
Random side note: In today's episode I mentioned that you can download my Hormones & Fat Loss Guide for free. Click here to get your copy!
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