How Self-Care Creates Authenticity: Testimonial from Rebecca H.

December 4, 2017

Rebecca had been dabbling in self-care for a while before joining Self Care 101. Working on her self-care habits in a more concentrated way not only helped her feel healthier in her body, but also opened the door to a whole new level of authenticity in her work and relationships.

Listen to our conversation and learn how Rebecca used her daily habits to get honest about her deeper needs and desires. Be inspired to discover your own truth and use self-care to start sharing it with the world!

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A Deeper Meaning of Self Care: Testimonial from Arielle M.

November 20, 2017

Arielle, who was in my pilot group for Self Care 101, was one of the first ladies who showed me the incredible connection between self-care and self-love.

Listen to the journey of this yoga teacher and working mother and learn her gentle + curious approach to caring for herself and her family. I was buzzing from inspiration after we finished our conversation!

This is part of the ongoing series on self-love and self-care I’m hosting this fall. Listen and learn how to use self-care to stop looking everywhere for love (because you’ve finally found it in yourself).

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Achieving Your Big Dreams Through Self-Care: A Testimonial From Erin B.

November 13, 2017

Years ago, my good friend Erin B. signed up for Self Care 101 to help her achieve a very big life dream. Years later she made it a reality (yay!), although the path to her goal had way more ups and downs than she could even imagine. Learn more about her dream, how she made it happen in the midst of big life challenges and the self-care skills that helped her along the way. 

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The Connection Between Self-Care And Self-Love

November 7, 2017

When I first created my self-care programs, I was still operating from perfectionism and thus suffering inside. Then my clients taught me the real definition of self-care: self-love.

In this podcast, I explain how my clients breakthroughs changed my perspective on real self-care. Plus, I reveal the upcoming fall series of self-love podcasts with interviews from those very clients!

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Unlocking Stuck Patterns with Astrologist James Moran

August 10, 2017
Sure, we can read our daily horoscopes in the newspaper, but how else can astrology help us in our self-care?  In this conversation with astrologist and artist James Moran, he explains how learning astrology helped him find his real purpose.  Now he uses that purpose to help his clients gain the self-awareness they need to break through stuck patterns. 
 
We chat about our how the bigness of the stars relates to our daily lives, the importance of our Saturn returning (watch out those around 28 years old!), and how to finally answer the question: why does this keep happening to me?  
 
To learn more about James's work, check out at his website <www.jamesmoran.com> and follow him on:
 
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How to Care for the Caregiver with Caregiving Consultant Elizabeth Miller

July 21, 2017
So many of us out there are struggling under the weight of caregiving for children, parents or both children and parents (hello sandwich generation!).  In this conversation with Certified Caregiving Consultant Elizabeth Miller, we delve into why caregiving is so hard and how utilizing self-care can help even the most over-extended caregiver find real relief. 
 
Elizabeth and I both share our real life experiences of caring for sick and dying parents, and the ways we worked through our exhaustion, social isolation and the feelings of selfishness that arise when caregiving feels like too much.  We talk about how to let yourself be an imperfect caregiver, the new habits caregivers must adopt and the ways to find support from others who know what you've been through.
 
Enjoy and share this important conversation so we can all learn how to use self-care to more effectively show up for each other during the inevitable hard moments of life. 
 
For more on Elizabeth's work, please check out: 
 
Also, for information on how to find (or start) a Daughterhood Circle near you, please visit
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How Music Helps Us Birth Something New with Music Therapist and Doula Beth Hardy

July 7, 2017
It's been such a fascinating process for me to explore the birth world!   I've learned the difference between midwives, birth assistants and doulas and each of their special roles in helping with labor.  Now, in this conversation with Salt Lake City-based doula and music therapist Beth Hardy, I learned the value of a music-based doula to help us create our optimal birth experience. 
 
Listen in and hear how Beth uses her unique talents to create specialized birthing soundtracks, why a personalized song can do wonders for infant bonding and what music helped her through her own challenging yet beautiful birth.  
 
Not pregnant or interested in birth?  We talk about how much music can help hold us through any big life transition and why important for all of us to use the awesome power of music to help us change. 
 
To learn more about Beth's work, please visit her website <http://www.hearttonesdoula.com>.  Also, check out the beautiful song by Deva Premal that helped Beth through her birth here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzd8Ieox040>
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Navigating Life Through Ceremony with Celebrant Hannah Nielsen-Jones

June 27, 2017
The ceremonies of celebrant Hannah Nielsen-Jones have helped me to process tough life experiences (like my father's death) and prepare for huge transitional moments (such as the upcoming birth of my first child).  For each individualized ceremony she prepares, Hannah combines her life-affirming writing skills with her big knowledge of different cultural traditions in a way that I've never experienced before. 
 
In this conversation, Hannah and I discuss celebrations as a form of cultural self-care, creating non-traditional ceremonies (like a PHD completion or a new mother's return to work) and how to use the essence of ceremony to transition through the many twists and turns of life.  Also, we dip into self-care for people who are getting married, i.e. how to make your wedding truly feel like a creation of your own.
 
To learn more about Hannah's work, please visit her website <www.riverandrootceremonies.com>, friend her on Facebook <www.facebook.com/riverandrootceremonies> and follow her on Instagram at <https://www.instagram.com/river_and_root_ceremonies/>
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Ending Overeating with Dignity, a Conversation with Sensible Life Coach Max Daniels

June 20, 2017
Oh how I love the simple clarity of Max Daniels, a sensible life coach who specializes on the issues of women, body image and eating with dignity our current food culture. A former binge eater, she has found a way to eat and live with sanity and has taught many other people -- mostly women who think getting thinner will solve everything -- to do the same. 
 
In our conversation, we talk about why diets don't work, how different eating structures work for different people, and the diet-free guru who changed both of our lives.  
 
To learn more about Max's work, please visit her website, sign up for her mailing list (I love her weekly Tuesday emails), and follow her on Facebook.  
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