Learning to Be In Community with Revolutionary Herbalist April Rameé

November 28, 2018
During this self-care interview, revolutionary herbalist April Rameé shares why we feel so at home in nature and how to extend these same principles to being in community with people. We also discuss how to learn from and heal with plants, even when you are really busy and the world kinda feels like its falling apart. April's ideas are as revolutionarily uplifting as they are anciently wise. 
 
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Problem-Solving, Self-Inquiry and Creative Living with Creative Expert Harper Marten

November 16, 2018
This episode features one of my oldest friends who also happens to be one of the most creative thinkers I know! Creativity expert Harper Marten has brought together her years of arts education with her path of spiritual self-inquiry to create a business of subscription creativity boxes that helps others connect and grow through fun, interactive art projects.  
 
During our time together, we spoke about why creativity is so dang important, why we need to practice it often (especially within the many problems in our world) and how the practice of self-inquiry fits into a creative lifestyle.  
 
As a special gift for Self Care with Gracy podcast listeners, Harper is offering a 25% discount on her creativity boxes through December 1st! Visit her website, click on "Shop" and to receive your discount, enter in coupon code: BeautifulLife
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Unpacking “The Dream” with Healing Activist Richael Faithful

November 9, 2018
Do you feel like you're working really hard to live "the dream" (and, despite all your hard work, it's still not happening?). You're definitely not alone.  
 
Inspired by "The Dream," a fascinating investigative series podcast that exposes the corruption within multi-level marketing businesses (everything from DoTerra to Rodan + Fields), I invited DC-based healing activist Richael Faithful (pronouns they/theirs/them) to explore how "the dream" sets us up to feel like failures in everything form our work and to our spiritual lives.  
 
Richael, sharing from their years of activist work and shamanic studies, offers a new vision of a collective dream. This tangible reality is steeped in spiritual practice and social justice, and can be attained by us all today. Listen to learn more!
 
Discover more about Richael's work, visit their:
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How to Change Your Mindset with Health Coach Gretchen Gegg

October 22, 2018
Everything we do in our lives is affected by our mindset. And yet, learning how to change our own attitudes and beliefs is rarely ever talked about!
 
Health coach Gretchen Gegg was struggling in early motherhood until she learned the power of observing her own mind. 
 
Not only did she learn to change her mindset, but she has dedicated herself to helping other people do the same. 
 
In our conversation, Gretchen shares her story and the many ways it applies to living a life of self-care. 
 
To learn more about Gretchen's work, visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Self-Care Untruth #3: You Have to Do Your Self-Care Alone

September 27, 2018

This week, I'm finishing up my series on debunking the self-care untruths that keep us from:

1) practicing authentic self-care in our lives; and
2) using this self-care to help fix the broken parts of our world. 

In this episode, I discuss why authentic self-care must be practiced within a supportive community, and how letting others into our self-care can disrupt our toxic addiction to individualism.

Plus, sign up is now open for the Beautiful Life Collective (but it closes September 30th)!

Go to www.selfcarewithgracy.com to learn more.

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Self-Care Untruth #2: Your Self-Care Should Always Feel Good

September 18, 2018

Over the next few weeks, I'm breaking down the self-care untruths that keep us from:

1) practicing authentic self-care in our lives, and

2) using this self-care to help fix the broken parts of our world. 

In this episode, I discuss why authentic self-care may feel uncomfortable in the moment, but will always lead to you feeling more powerful in your life. 

Want to know more about this kind of self-care leadership? Sign up for my free webinar "Turning Your Self-Care into Visionary Leadership" on September 24 from 3-4pm EST!

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Self-Care Untruth #1: You Don’t Need to Fix Yourself to Fix the World

September 11, 2018

Over the next few weeks, I'm breaking down the self-care untruths that keep us from,

1) practicing authentic self-care in our lives, and
2) using this self-care to help fix the broken parts of our world. 

In this episode, I share the essential difference between self-care and self-improvement (learn why you aren't needy!), and how to transform your self-care into the visionary leadership necessary to create an anti-racist society. 

Sign up for my free webinar "Turning Your Self-Care into Visionary Leadership" on September 24 from 3-4pm EST!  

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Self-Care for Having Conversations About Racism with Reba Thomas and Elsa Duré

August 23, 2018

Can you imagine having a conversation about racism that is both challenging and enjoyable? 

Do you think there is a place for love when diving into such difficult topics? 

Listen to this podcast with my self-care co-facilitators Elsa Duré and Reba Thomas, and learn how a group of women from our community went through a powerful conversation series about racism (Note, we have a few tech issues in the podcast, but please keep going with it - it's just such a rich conversation!).

Then, check out the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement for Beautiful Life Self-Care (this was inspired by a transformational course I took with the brilliant Adaway Group). 

This focus on anti-racism is part of my continuing effort to recreate Beautiful Life Self Care as a business that inspires and protects the self-care of all people. 

Are you interested in this work? Sign up for the waiting list for the Beautiful Life Collective, my upcoming membership program that will help us find the balance between caring for ourselves and caring for our world. 

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Morning Routines That Work with My Morning Routine Blog Co-Creater Benjamin Spall

August 6, 2018

After a big pause (geez, moving is hard!), I am back with a new podcast on morning routines!  I recorded this podcast back in May with My Morning Routine co-creater Benjamin Spall, right before the launch of the blog's amazing My Morning Routine book. As you might know by now, I am a big believer in the power of self-care morning routines and love learning how other people begin their days. In this podcast (and their awesome book), Benjamin shares the morning routines of some the most creative and effective people in our world today. Listen and get inspired to create your own dynamic morning routine!

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How Feminism and Making Money Go Together with Feminist Business Maven Stephanie Newman

May 31, 2018

Are you sacrificing your feminist values for a stable paycheck? Do you want to take more socially-conscious risks in your career but feel afraid? Stephanie Newman shows women how to create real businesses that align with their deeper feminist values while making good money.

During our conversation, we speak about the myth of "needing" to stay at your office job, how feminist values can create a viable business, and the stories of our grandmothers (and how they influence our current ventures). Listen and learn how to bring more feminism into your career - the world really needs it!

Most recently, Stephanie launched an online course that teaches socially conscious women how to launch their businesses. You can find it at feministinbubator.co.

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