self care

EP78: Cultivating Courageous Habits With Kate Swoboda

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Kate Swoboda is creator of YourCourageousLife.com, Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification at TeamCLCC.com and author of The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life. She helps individuals, teams, and companies see where old, fear-based habits have kept people stuck or started to limit what’s possible for an organization, and then start creating more courageous lives by getting into “the courage habit,” a four-part process for behavioral and organizational change.

Kate has appeared in MindBodyGreen, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, Business Insider, and more, and her website Your Courageous Life was named a top-50 blog for happiness by Greatist.

She’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.

What The Courage Habit is:

  • How we can recognize these fear patterns

  • How we can better recognize fear;

  • Ways that we can unhook from old fear-based habits;

  • How to practice the four parts of it in doable ways in our lives.

 
 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How you can start making more progress on your goals

  • Steps toward feeling more confident even when making difficult decisions

  • Develop more emotional resilience: by understanding how habits work

  • How fear patterns can keep you in a continuous feedback loop of unhealthy habits

  • Four fear patterns that most people fall under and go unnoticed

  • How habits are formed in the brain

  • How any habit can be broken and changed for the better

  • How community plays an important part in reflecting back to us what goes unseen

 
 
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EP68: Rituals For Recovery With EKKA

 
 
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It’s impossible to journey through this life without experiencing damage. And, because of that, we seek to escape and numb – with work, food, alcohol/drugs, relationships, the internet and more.

Therefore, we move away from Spirit and become lost in a repeating cycle of destructive behavior.

EKKA is the world’s first ritual based self-care recovery subscription box. Ekka was founded in 2016 by Yvette Jacquez and Nuria Reed.

They envisioned a better holistic wellness system – one that went deeper, built community and created sustainable change.

At Ekka, Yvette and Nuria work with experts in the broad fields of recovery and wellness practitioners, and creatives to be sure they send you a different self-care box every month. they each bring to the table a lifetime of longing, loss, and love.

Yvette and nuria continue to embrace recovery by creating rituals. With this intention they hope to find peace and balance in this strange and beautiful world we live in.

We have one body, one life, one planet and one community and we’re all recovering from something together.
— EKKA
 

EKKA is a monthly subscription service that provides tools to balance mind, body and spirit done with intention.

Yvette Jacquez – CEO &  Co-Founder

Yvette is a passionate fitness expert with a keen respect for the role that consistent ritual and self-care play in her well-being.

Recovering from anxiety disorder and has experienced cycles of abusive relationships and self-harm. Yvette has spent over ten years focusing on wellness specifically around food & exercise to help her journey through recovery.

Yvette lives in Portland, Oregon with her dog Odys. You can find her outdoors bouldering, snowboarding, camping.

She embraces change and seeks adventure while taking each step with care.

 

Nuria Reed – Chief Wellness Officer & Co-Founder

Nuria is an ERYT500 and certified Usui Reiki Master with over a decade in meditation and yoga experience, PTSD and the mind/body connection.She is in recovery from anorexia and drug abuse.

Nuria lives in Santa Barbara, California. She’s obsessed with making the world a better places through the tools of yoga and meditation. When not teaching or educating the Ekka community on wellness you can find her playing in the ocean.

She is a teacher and mentor to people in recovery and the wider community. 

 

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The EKKA Life philosophy

  • How Yvette and Nuria created a company based on recovery rituals

  • How a ritual is really a habit that you’ve given some meaning to.

  • The purpose of the EKKA boxes is to create balance to mind, body and spirit that’s done with intention. Providing you with the tools for self care and recovery.

  • We discuss what recovery means to us and EKKA and how it can be used to create transformation and positive change in someone’s life.

  • What role recovery plays in our rites of passage as women.

 

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EP52: Soulful Success Coaching With Hanna Bier


Hanna Bier helps creative entrepreneurs, artists and do-gooders feel good in their own skin, so that they can confidently create the beautiful lives and fulfilling careers they've always wanted. She offers 1:1 coaching, e-courses and soulful podcast episodes for kind creatives who don't know how to achieve the success they desire (yet). Hanna is a Soulful Success Coach, Energy Healer, Family Constellation Therapist and a Priestess of the Divine Feminine. She runs the podcast 'Mystics On A Mission Show' and currently lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s how to heal, so I might as well share that.
— Hanna Bier

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why Hanna chose to quit her career in fashion and become a coach & energy healer.
  • Becoming humble and letting go of the need to prove and defend yourself and show off.
  • Her journey from a healing a traumatic childhood to becoming a soul-driven entrepreneur an empowering others to do the same.
  • The importance of healing your family issues and how this can help you live a happy and healthy life.
  • How Hanna found her voice and the importance of this connection.
  • Hanna's journey in discovering how to play and how this relates to her passion for comedy.
  • How everyone has such a different flavor of using their gifts to do something meaningful.
Comedy is saying life sucks, let me be specific.
— Mastering Standup by Steven Rosenfield


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EP19: CATHERINE LUCIANO - HORMONE BALANCE AFTER A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

EP19:  CATHERINE LUCIANO - HORMONE BALANCE AFTER A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

Catherine Luciano has been a personal trainer, manager and athletic director in the fitness industry or close to two decades. She talks about her inspiring journey to health and hormonal balance after receiving a kidney from her brother. She says that just using real food nutrition has had the greatest impact on her life. What happens when we go through an intensely stressful situation and try to get our hormones back in balance? Catherine talks about her experience with this after her kidney transplant. She describes what worked for her and what didn't work and her process in this discovery.

EP15: JATOR PIERRE - THE ART OF SATISFACTION, EXPRESSING ANGER & THE GURU MYTH

EP15:  JATOR PIERRE - THE ART OF SATISFACTION, EXPRESSING ANGER & THE GURU MYTH

Jator Pierre is a self proclaimed weirdo and has a unique perspective on life.  He says looking at life from a weirdo's point of view is exactly what is needed to help people break out of old patterns that are keeping them stuck in lives that no longer serve them.

In this episode we talk about the art of satisfaction and how, feeling satisfied, enjoying and feeling greatful for what you've created is a practice.  Expressing anger in a healthy way and how that can serve you long term and finally we talk about how you can become your own guru.

EP4: Getting from a low to high energy state

EP4:  Getting from a low to high energy state

What does it mean to have low energy and what can you do about it.  Sometimes low energy can be adrenalized energy.  If we are living on stress hormones this means we cannot produce energy efficiently.  Learn how you can make a change for the better.  We'll also talk about movement and what kind of stress is good when it comes to exercise.

EP1: Learned Helplessness, Self Care And Creative Energy

EP1:  Learned Helplessness, Self Care And Creative Energy

Don't give your power away when it comes to your health.  We talk about how to take it back and share with you our health journey.  We also talk about some of the people who've influenced us over the years like Ray Peat, Josh and Jeanne Rubin and Kate Deering.