Big Voice with Kelly Resendez

Kelly Resendez is a mom, business executive, best selling author and influencer. She loves helping others with strategies to overcome self-sabotage and find more joy. Author of the new and already popular book Big Voices, is also founder of the movement the book is named for, Big Voices a women-empowered network.


Here are some of the big topics we talked about:

  • True suffering is experienced by those victimized by the many evils in the world

  • Self suffering is when daily challenges, both physical and mental, are created by one’s thoughts and emotions

  • Worry, fear, and loss of hope consume the self-suffering person, who is at a loss for how to process and feels a lack of control

  • At any moment, a new story can transform anyone’s life because thoughts are so powerful!

  • Under the surface each person carries a deeper potential

  • By tapping into joy and maintaining it consciously, despite the simultaneous experience of suffering, one can realize a transformative paradigm shift

  • Kelly Resendez shares her story of losses, challenges, and conflicts within her family that spurred her to seek external gratification but also deep searching

  • Thought Management Strategy: sorting and qualifying authentic empowering thought from disempowering thought

  • Thank and let go of the “little” thoughts that come at you like doubt and self pity

  • Create actionable steps out of the thoughts that come from your big voice

  • Bring patterned and repetitive thoughts into the light by documenting and also help others find light by challenging their little thoughts

  • Kelly is very particular about who she keeps closest to her while also believing in being less judgmental and more accepting

  • She relies on the strength of her belief system to keep her positive in strong situations

  • Have the conviction that nobody will steal your joy! Especially in the conversation surrounding both parents and parenting!

  • Kelly and Kelly dive deep into an exchange on parenting

  • Why you should create space on a daily basis to make yourself a priority and make self love a practice

In Kelly’s Voice

“We can change the way that we experience the life that we’re given. We can’t remove the suffering but we can certainly shift how we’re experiencing it and maintain joy simultaneously.”

“I was able to move through and find meaning in the struggles. I stay in a place where nobody steals my joy. I’m just unshakeable.”

“The first step is trusting that the universe is going to orchestrate to help move you forward.”

“Your little voice is just all those little nonsense thoughts: ‘I hate my body,’ ‘I’m never gonna get out of this,’ ‘I’m just not pretty enough,’ ‘I’m not smart enough,’ ‘I’m never gonna get ahead in my life or have financial freedom.’ When you’re able to sort and qualify your big voice from your little voice, you’re able to see that the little voice is just nonsense.”

“We desire connection. We also have the habit of staying isolated with our self suffering. We end up complaining instead of creating a new pattern. We’ve got to help one another!”

“When you really think about devotion, it is an absolute commitment to your emotional and physical well-being so that you can be in a place of impact and service to the rest of world.”

Connect with Kelly

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How to Be Radiant with Emily Pereira

Emily Pereira is an international retreat leader, certified yoga teacher, and life coach specializing in helping women attract soul affirming love into their lives. She lives in Costa Rica where she is building the Spirit Nature Retreat and Wellness Center. She's also the author of the forthcoming book, The Quest.


Here are some of the big topics we talked about:

  • A radiant woman has an energy that shines from her soul that magnetizes every person, experience and opportunity that steps into her life

  • Emily notes that a woman on the cover of a magazine but with a dullness to her is a strong contrast to a woman who’s not traditionally beautiful but glowing with radiance

  • If you see radiance in someone else it’s in you

  • Notice if you’ve agreed to information or thoughts that cover over your radiance

  • Adopt a supportive belief system that allows you to nurture our radiance

  • Lives that don’t feel as good as they look may have creativity blocked from flowing

  • Creativity is an energy part of being human; nothing in the natural world is perfect and you don’t have to be perfect either

  • Perfection programming - “slay it or don’t do it at all” - totally depletes radiance

  • When one finds her way out of this maze, it becomes her dharma to help others out

  • Take radical personal responsibility for your every single moment of your life

  • Find the gift, vibrate in gratitude, neutralize the situation, move on!

  • Creativity and inspiration are a gateway to the present moment

  • When you’re in gratitude for your life, you trust that things are working out

  • Emily notes a difference between qualities:

    • Let go of efforting, being serious, having a “problem mentality,” exhausting yourself, feeling like you punish yourself, living in competition - masculine qualities that harden us as women

    • Intend to have more softening feminine energies: amusement, ease, collaboration, permission, rejuvenation, light-heartedness, playfulness

  • Being vulnerable about the journey despite being in front of such a large audience is how Emily is staying on a path of growth

  • She loves the community of sisterhood, women by her side that are real - they share ups and downs of life together

In Emily’s Voice:


“Gifts are usually a shift in perspective, a recognition, a moment of clarity that leads to greater compassion for yourself, then that translates to greater compassion for others”

“It will never be enough until we feel like we’re enough.”

“Saving yourself is far sweeter than anybody else - being sovereign is a feeling like no other.”

“In moments of inspiration, we feel connected to who we are, why we’re here. Turn regrets of the past into gratitude - they were steps in getting you where you are now. They prevent future tripping because you’re connected to the present moment, which creates future.”

“You know you’re radiant when love is pouring out of you, you just want to be super friendly, compelled to compliment, flirt for no reason.”

“We should be vibrating 5x higher than men, we drop our vibration in order to get that approval from the people in charge.”


Connect with Emily:


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How Emotions Can Heal with Amy Scher

Amy B. Scher is the best selling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can and This Is How I Save My Life. Her forthcoming book, How To Heal Yourself From Anxiety will be out in 2019. As an expert in mind-body-spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an “accidental guru.” She uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional and physical challenges to move on and heal permanently and completely. Amy lives in She lives in NYC with her beautiful wife and two bad cats. She teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide. Most importantly, she lives by her self-created motto: When life kicks your ass, kick-back.


Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Amy shares her story of chronic Lyme disease undiagnosed for many years

  • Her symptoms were so severe she went for experimental stem cell transplant in India

  • She followed her intuition (against her doctor’s wishes) to try this treatment for 9 weeks

  • Rebuilt immune, nervous systems and organs; she recovered with huge improvement

  • Amy’s physical recovery unravelled after a year at which point she was forced to look inward and come to many realizations about her inner life

  • She began to admit to herself that her positive and upbeat ways were forced

  • The full healing came in from releasing all of her emotional baggage

  • This emotional and spiritual piece was much harder than the physical recovery

  • Rarely do we look at the whole picture of our emotional selves; the medical diagnosis process reduces down to individual small factors

  • We have so many ways to participate in healing our illness, depression, and anxiety

  • Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping techniques along the body’s acupuncture meridians is an active release of emotions that were stuck or held

  • She found EFT works for her because it’s easy and felt good to her. In turn, part of Amy’s teaching is to help others do what is easy for them

  • Acknowledging emotions and letting go of them in one fell swoop is a way to clear

  • Amy’s book How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can has a chapter on EFT

  • Listening to her inner voice, intuition and trusting it has been a throughline in Amy’s life

  • The surprising the way she knew she needed to go to India to heal her Lyme ultimately lead to meeting the love of her life there

  • She has had a lot of confirmation that her body knows what she needs

In Amy’s Voice:

“I had to look at what other factors could be affecting my physical body. That’s what made me turn inward to look at the inner landscape of my life.”


“It wasn’t until I got home that I was able to integrate all of the seeds from India such as ‘you can heal yourself’ and ‘mind over matter.’”


“If I want to get better, what I’ve been doing isn’t working. Even if it’s not my fault, it has to be my responsibility to take part in the solution.”


“Our body, immune system, and nervous systems can handle a lot but it can’t hold your whole past under the surface and deal illness.”


“We have to meet our medicine halfway to do our part to bring up our immune system because our emotions can make us sick.”


“We so often look last at our emotional selves, how much we’re having fun, and connections with family and friends. Those things all contribute to our inner environment.”


“If I deal with acknowledging and clearing an emotion just temporarily right now, then I’m done and I can move on.”


“Once we realize that emotions are only really difficult when we have to hold them for a long time, we become used to feeling angry or sad, being fine with it, and letting it pass. You realize if you allow it, it will just move.”

Connect with Amy:

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The Power of Your Story with Johanna Walker

Johanna Walker is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders, and change-makers. She’s the founder of Women Who Speak, a transformational speaker coaching program for female leaders, and co-founder of Boulder, Colorado’s popular story slam series, Truth Be Told. She has toured her own theater pieces throughout the US and Canada. She holds an M.Ed. from Kent State University, an MFA from Naropa University, and a WholeSpeak Public Speaking Coach certification.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Johanna and welcomes her to the show

  • Johanna is helping women share their stories and step into their power by combining the inner voice with the spoken voice

  • Johanna’s journey unfolded over many years as she discovered the power of her story

  • She began as a very quiet girl and young adult who rarely spoke but had her voice in written form as a poet. She wrote primarily about her experience in a world of quiet and silence.

  • She emerged as a speaker when unexpectedly and despite her fears, she read one of her own poems at an event

  • It connected her with others with the same story; their resonance and feedback made Johanna begin to realize that it mattered to share her story through her poems

  • The voice that tells you “I don’t matter” doesn’t go away overnight, but you can take the power from that voice by telling your stories

  • Discerning when, what, and how to tell by following the impulse and honoring the narrative of truth over the narrative of fear

  • Johanna also accessed the wisdom of her body and the stories stored there through dance improvisation, further developing her voice and confidence in story telling

  • She shares some insight on the power of stories for those who are new to storytelling

  • She emphasized that a powerful story doesn’t have to be a trauma

  • If you tell a benign story from your heart it’s going to make a difference for somebody

  • The act of storytelling is transformative for both sides of the equation - the teller and the audience. Remember the intention for the audience to be touched by hearing it

  • Hold the question, “why is it going to be important that it’s going to be heard?” in your awareness when developing a story

  • Johanna’s advice for everyone expanding their comfort zone in storytelling: take risks, play, expand the range of expression; let vulnerability and more of who you are come forward; be willing to be uncomfortable, stay present

  • Take comfort in fact that the voice lives in the whole body - think embodied speaking

  • Watch for residual shame and humility so it can peel away back to who you really are

  • Periods of silence and stillness are a way to connect to body and breath

In Johanna’s Voice:


“At that point, a lot of my writing was about my experience of silence and my world of quietness…”

“All those experiences get stored in my body, so all those stories are there.”

“Dig a little deeper and trust what arises.”

“In telling the story, it is transformational for the teller. We can be changed.”

“Part of the transformation is in you hearing the story. I want you to hear it.”

“By expanding the range of expression through improv theater, I have more access to my expressive capability when I come back to talking.”

“Take the story of safety away, really be present with the feeling.”

“Discern between the feeling of ‘I’m not safe’ and the reality of being safe.”

Connect with Johanna:

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Michelle Gomez on Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Michelle Gomez is an accomplished business executive, with nearly 2 decades worth of experience in the male-dominated transportation and logistics industry. She has been a strong advocate for women in the workforce; mentoring dozens of women to personal and professional success. A self-proclaimed reformed Corporate Burnout, Michelle managed to find a slower pace of career that allowed her time and space to address the Impostor Syndrome in her own life. Michelle then turned her attention to helping other high achievers recognize and overcome their own Imposter Syndrome struggles, writing a book about her own journey. Now she’s bringing her story and experience to others, helping high achievers overcome Imposter Syndrome for their own career success.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • The Imposter Syndrome is a behavioral phenomenon of highly competent individuals who dismiss their accomplishments, attribute success to outside forces, and fear being revealed as a fraud or imposter.

  • Sufferers of the Imposter Syndrome have difficulty internalizing success.

  • Michelle is a former corporate high achiever and author of “Own Your Brilliance”

  • Exhausted by giving all of herself to those around her and sensing the overwhelm of stress from her corporate job, she manifested an opportunity of working from home.

  • She developed inner fortitude by morning devotional time, reading, and journaling.

  • The five competency tendencies:

    • Perfectionist - extremely high expectations, harsh inner criticism and shame

    • Natural genius - assuming you have no natural inclination if a task isn’t easy

    • Expert - needing to become  more and more of an expert through credentials, certifications, and mastery, but always striving never thriving

    • Rugged individualist, the soloist - believes true competence is achieving task on their own; asking for help solidifies that they’re a phony, then shame is felt

    • Super human - grad students are heavy sufferers; all duties should be fulfilled masterfully; to be perfect in every role; to juggle it all and make it look easy;

  • She still practices, reviews, and reminds herself of what triggers imposter thoughts

  • Michelle has an ability to see through difficult behaviors of others as how they’re dealing with hurt and she gives people a space to share their brokenness. Her empathy and love helps them change their lives.

  • Show up, play big, play brightly. No more holding back on true gifts! That goes for everybody. It’s about living through to our inspired potential.

In Michelle’s Voice:

“It’s a behavioral phenomenon experienced by highly competent individuals, where they have a difficulty internalizing their success.”

“It’s a matter of changing your agreements with yourself and the outside world to reduce the amount of suffering from things like overthinking, making assumptions, and being easily offended.”

“I’m going to continue to create a space for people to dream bigger than they have been up to this point and eliminating fear as part of their experience.”

“I had tapped into the reality of living as a corporate burnout. My mind was at work, my heart was at work. I had given so much of my identity to my career.”

“The competency types of the imposter syndrome all lead to a fearful shame.”

Connect with Michelle:

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Cultivating a Life that Reflects Your Essence with Bianca Mastrototaro

Bianca Mastrototaro is a Home, Body, Soul Shaman and the one woman show behind her business, Enchanted Living Spaces. Bianca originally started her business working with the energy within the home through Elemental Space Clearing and Feng Shui but then expanded to working with the body and soul after observing that your home, body, and soul must be aligned in order for true manifestation of the life you desire to occur. All three elements are key to enhancing your self worth, releasing limiting beliefs and old traumas, and developing a brand new energy that aligns with the life you truly want and she is here to help you accomplish that.
 

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly welcomes and introduces Bianca

  • Bianca helps create an exterior that reflects your soul, the interior, through her work

  • After college in an unrelated field, she stumbled on inspiration to change paths

  • The intuitive full-body “yes” that intuitively led her to be doing this kind of work

  • How home, inner environment, and soul can align with your spiritual and life goals

  • Unconditional love and financial freedom are examples of goals we all really want

  • Clutter (books, decorations, clothes that don’t fit) is the number one home block

  • Let go of items that radiate energy that counters your highest goals and dreams

  • We should love ourselves without comparison to the past

  • Bianca says to constantly update your environment to keep it empowering you

  • Creating space to bring another soul into your life

  • Beware of holding onto material things out of sentimentality for an earlier phase

  • You must give yourself the opportunity to find the love and joy in the moment

  • Once you’ve removed clutter, clear out the energy footprints of deep-rooted emotions

  • The energy of sound can indicate where energy is stagnating and what’s in flow

  • She teaches paying attention to how each room makes you feel with your eyes closed

  • Add the feeling of where you like to be most in nature into your home

  • Kelly describes how we all can translate intuition into an ability to influence your home’s energy

  • Bianca encourages us to crack ourselves open to this experience of shifting the home energy into very positive, life-supporting living spaces

  • Inner voice: finding ways to connect more deeply with our source of wisdom - your body is going to know, as we walk through our home every day

  • Rearranging furniture according to feng shui and chi is like acupuncture for your home

  • Elevate your environment by bringing in colors from nature that make your soul sing

  • Check out Bianca’s free course, Home Body Soul Ascension, on how to get you started, intro to energy, decluttering your wardrobe, plants to ionize your home.

  • Listen to your body and go with your heart

In Bianca’s Voice:

“Not just your home needs to be in alignment, but your inner world needs to be in alignment too.”

“There are a lot of hidden things in your home that relate back to self worth.”

“This is a sacred space. If you are done with that aspect of your life, you have to get that stuff out of your house. [...] I think a lot of the times we hold onto things because it was a better time, according to us.”

“...you really have to experience temporarily that grief, sadness, anger from the past to open yourself up to experience the good. If we’re denying the negative emotions we’re denying the positive emotions.”

“I do believe that once your home environment changes, your body tries to meet that energy. So, if your home is vibrating at a higher energy, your soul and body will try to meet that.”

“We have this ability and sometimes it can be scary, and you’re right it can be intimidating but if you start to crack yourself open to this and you actually experience and can feel the difference after this”

“Finding a way to make your home easy. And that’s why clutter is so important, because if you’re looking for something and you can’t find it, how does that make you feel?”

“Your body will tell you, if you can just quiet your mind enough to ask the questions, you know your body will speak the truth and you can practice this. It’s almost like your home is like a puzzle. Finding the proper placement for you. With feng shui, allowing yourself. Become your own feng shui practice just by listening to what your body says.”

 

Connect with Bianca:

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Visionary Woman Spotlight - Adria DeCorte The Messenger to the Messengers

Adria DeCorte, M.S., is a Message Clarity Coach, helping women coaches uncover the marketing message that lights them up and communicates the value in their work so they can serve more people, scale their business, and start a movement. A TEDx speaker and former architect turned plant ecologist, she's shared her own voice on over 30 podcasts, radio, and video shows. She is the creator of the group program Get Clear, Get Clients, host of the Unforgettable Podcast, and her expert advice has been featured on the Huffington Post and the Fox Morning News Las Vegas. On weekends, she can be found hiking around her hometown Las Vegas with her fur-child Lexi the doberman.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Adria DeCorte

  • Adria and Kelly discuss what it means to be a visionary woman.

  • Adria’s path to her current message was not a straight one, and it is ever-evolving.

  • We’re all put here on this earth to feel MORE than good enough - the ladies discuss how they each do this for themselves.

  • Negative feelings and why it’s okay to have those negative feelings, instead of just zeroing on positive feelings.

  • If something doesn’t feel right, instead of forcing the positive thoughts, consider why it doesn’t feel right.

  • Adria’s calls herself a messenger and she shares that her message often evolves throughout her life.

  • Perfectionism and how it holds back your message from the world.

  • Your mission is greater than this discomfort.

  • Adria shares the path her mission has taken.

  • The ladies discuss whether everyone is a messenger.

  • If you want to uncover what your message is, Adria is providing this freebie to walk you through it.

  • Adria shares how she has connected with her message in the past.

  • Kelly shares how she’s been connecting with her Inner Voice and message.

  • Adria shares what her Inner Voice is asking of her.

In Adria’s Voice:

“I was being called to use my voice and to support other women in a much more direct way, in a way where I could make things happen.”

“I didn't know what my message was. I just knew I had something to say.”

“I'm a huge believer of is that clarity in business and in life, it's a continual evolution.”

“When I notice myself starting to get drained, I start blocking opportunities, start blocking people from working with me because I'm like, oh, I don't really want to do that, then I start to notice my inner voice is saying something to me and that it’s letting me know that there is an evolution about to happen.”

“You are continually evolving, and that the way to feel aligned in your life is to find what is in alignment for you at this moment, and to let the future take care of itself.”

“My natural instinct is to work on everything in my head, in private, until it's perfect, and then put it out into the world. It does take a lot of courage to step out and say, okay, this is what it is, and this is what it is for now, and I might change my mind.”

“My mission is greater than the discomfort.”

“We get into this space where we don't feel good enough in our business, because it seems like what's supposed to work isn't working. It's not that you're not talented, it's just that you don't know how to communicate in a way that connects with your people.”

“My inner voice has been asking me, kind of loudly actually, to really be able to focus my energy on directly supporting the people who are messengers. On being able to have that ripple effect more deeply than me just using my message by helping others birth their messages.”

Connect with Adria:

Adria’s Website

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Adria’s Podcast

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The Beauty of Boundaries with Brigid Dineen

Brigid Dineen is a Resilience Coach for Women on a Mission. Through her one-on-one coaching, online courses, workshops, she helps women learn how to say no without feeling guilty so they can reclaim their time, energy and peace of mind. Brigid believes in a world where wellbeing comes first. She draws from her extensive background in yoga, meditation, coaching and fitness to help her clients embrace self-care and cultivate healthy boundaries so life can feel as good as it looks.  Brigid is also the host of the podcast Guts & Grace: How to Create Space for YourSELF in a World That Would Rather You'd Stay Small.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Brigid Dineen.

  • Brigid shares why and how boundaries became the thing she is most passionate about.

  • The slow awakening of women putting themselves on their own priority list.

  • We can be dissatisfied and we can complain -- dissatisfaction is what leads in the direction of our desires, but complaining typically means we’re not taking any action to fix that dissatisfaction.

  • Any time you go after a desire you must have create boundaries around that desire.

  • Brigid shares how calling off her first engagement began the process of learning how to set boundaries in her life.

  • Women have a heart of service, so they feel selfish when they try to do things for themselves. Kelly and Brigid discuss how to break down this wall.

  • Kelly shares a very important PSA.

  • If you’re going to make yourself a priority, you need to start with baby steps - Brigid shares how to start.

  • You must consider your starting point. Your baby steps may look different than the woman’s next to you.

  • Brigid describes what setting a real and healthy boundary looks like.

  • When making decisions for yourself you must listen to your Inner Voice. Try the decision on and sense how it feels.

  • Brigid shares the quote, "Make the little decisions with your head, and the big ones with your heart."

  • Making choices, and pursuing goals from a purely logic based place versus actually listening to your deeper desires.

  • Brigid shares a story of essentially turning down an amazing opportunity because of what she thought was guilt.

  • Brigid’s practice of tuning into her desires.

  • Physical activity can help you connect to your desires faster.

  • Giving yourself permission to make mistakes and to possibly fail.

  • Brigid shares what her Inner Voice is asking of her.

In Brigid’s Voice:

“The key to boundaries is being able to distinguish what is our responsibility versus someone else's responsibility. Not trying to micromanage somebody else's reaction to our desires for instance.”

“Over the years, there has been a slow awakening about what life can look like when we decide to put ourselves on the priority list, and actually stand in our power."

“Whether you're a mother, a partner, or even in the workplace very often there can be some gendered implications for what types of roles women play.”

“I am worthy of shifting a dynamic in my relationship.”

“Tapping into my own desires, insisting on pursuing things that resonated with me, and using my own resources to do it was the thing that made it so that I moved on from my ex.”

“Once you start taking baby steps, then the path will reveal itself. You don't need to have it all figured out. You don't need to blow up your life.”

“If your calendar is not your own, if your resources don't feel like they're available to you, for things that matter to you, then it's worth taking a closer look at what areas in your life you might be able to take some baby steps there.”

“If I could trust that everybody was going to support me, and nothing would blow up, what would I really want to do?"

“The more that people do physical activity, the more they just inherently take better care of themselves in other parts of their lives as well.”

“Making mistakes can feel painful, but it's absolutely essential if we're going to get to the fulfillment that we so deeply desire in our lives.”

Connect with Brigid:

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What To Do If You Don't Know Your Purpose

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I recently got a question on Instagram from someone asking, "What do I do if I don't know what my purpose is?"

This is a super real question worth diving into, and that's exactly what I do in this solo episode. Part inspiration and part practical action that will help you discover what your true passion and purpose is so you can begin changing the world!

Awaken Your Inner Rebel with Shereen Thor

SHEREEN THOR is a host, author, rebel, movement starter, and serial artistpreneur who lives life on her terms and helps others do the same. Between her quirky comedic style and her in your face ability to catalyze others into empowerment; she can’t be ignored.

Her career first started in stand up comedy where just after two short years of being in the game she was quickly getting scouted by the likes of MTV, VH1 and E!. While making people laugh was fun it wasn’t fully fulfilling. She was an inspiration junkie, obsessed with human behavior and what makes people tick, so while making people laugh she worked on getting certifications in NLP and as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) to cultivate her ability to change lives for the better.

She found a way to fuse her comedic skills with her desire to inspire and became a host on the Oprah Winfrey Recap Show on Afterbuzz TV. She was then picked up as a host and producer on an international network CSAT TV where she pioneered The Shereen Show to discuss topics like life, love, passion, and emotional health on an international network. She then went on to found AWAKEN THE REBEL, a movement that helps people stop settling for less and live an extraordinary life by their design. She wanted to take the power and efficacy of Tony Robbins and mix it with an edgy MTV feel so that it could capture the attention of those who think they are too cool for school. In her words, “AWAKEN THE REBEL is the gateway drug to the world of personal development.”

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Shereen shares what she means when she says inner rebel.

  • Shereen’s message is to all the reformed good girls out there, “It’s time to listen to your inner bad girl.”

  • Shereen’s first big awakening came when she realized she’d adhered to her mother’s expectations.

  • Despite having “everything” Shereen wasn’t fully happy with her life the way it was.

  • A self-help seminar is when Shereen’s views on things turned around.

  • What “Good Girl Syndrome” means to Kelly and Shereen and how it affects others.

  • Kelly shares her story of being a rebel, but also being sure to have good girl tendencies.

  • How parents react to their children’s choices and how they fear for their success.

  • In the past, Kelly has felt that people would like her more if she was good.

  • The ladies discuss the feeling of being abandoned and needing to feel loved.

  • Shereen describes how you can pick back up the pieces after they’ve been abandoned.

  • Morning Pages

  • The Artist’s Way and the self-destructive patterns that often look honorable to the outside world, but it is really crushing your soul.

  • Shereen shares how we all begin to change the meaning of selfish.

  • How to nurture your inner rebel.

  • Once you ask for what you want, the Universe begins to work to bring it to you.

  • How women can nurture and care for themselves.

  • Kelly asks Shereen what her Inner Voice is asking of her today.

In Shereen’s Voice:

“My work is to support people in awakening the rebel, get in touch with that little hottie in there. See what she really wants.”

“Following your truth is actually going to look rebellious or disrespectful.”

“I'm not going to do this anymore. I'm going to fully choose to show up in the world as the truth of me, and sometimes that might hurt, but I can take a bullet.”

“I learned a pattern of abandoning myself in an effort to please others.”

“We need the belonging, we need the love and we also need to feel loved for who we actually are.”

“The same way the frog dies a slow death, he doesn't realize that the water is slowly coming to a boil and then dies, I think the same can happen with the awakening. I think you can do a slow awakening where you're not shocking yourself like maniac.”

“Women need to learn to self advocate for their spirit, for their soul, for themselves.”

“Let it be okay that some people are going to be disappointed and just let it be okay that you're not there for everyone else. Just let it be okay for you to be selfish for a moment.”

“We've been socialized to feel bad for being selfish because our role and our value comes from giving and loving and care for everyone else, and that's beautiful.”

“If you are selfish you are also giving. You can't be one without the other.” ~ Kelly Covert

“Your work is to make sure you do not abandon yourself.”

Connect with Shereen:

Shereen’s Website

Shereen’s Podcast

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The Art of Surrender with Miranda Sophia

Teacher, facilitator, writer, mentor and change agent, Miranda Sophia is passionate about marrying science and spirituality together. She has a love affair with the wisdom and language of the body and its ability to heal past wounds and reprogram limiting belief systems, as she journeys through her own healing. She believes deeply in the power of women coming together, creating meaningful relationships, weaving a support net of sisterhood, and lifting one another to their highest potentials. Perhaps more importantly, she feels that the magic and power is really found in each individual woman learning how to be sovereign and autonomous, how to be with herself fully, how to have her own back and to know the necessity of her voice in this world.

Miranda Sophia currently facilitates women’s healing & empowerment retreats, bi-monthly women’s circles, offers one-on-one Divine Human Embodiment Mentorship, online group education and exploration, and teaches Chakra Balancing yoga, yoga nidra & meditation classes. Her first book, Her Art of Surrender, which is co-authored with 19 other women from around the world, will be published in fall 2018. Miranda channels her creative flow through writing and handcrafting vibrationally attuned + intention infused malas. She also is passionate about Young Living Essential Oils, their healing power on the mind, body and spirit, and growing her YL team towards financial abundance and freedom.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Miranda Sophia.

  • Miranda’s truest form of surrender came in the form of a meltdown at a chakra therapy training.

  • Miranda’s meltdown.

  • The ladies discuss why many of us resist moving through our emotions.

  • The regulation cycle and how it affects our emotions.

  • Instead of being full with our self, we look to outside things to fill us up.

  • The word crazy, and how we’re all a little nuts.

  • When you step into your craziness, it can be one of the most liberating moments.

  • Shame and feeling like we’re inately bad.

  • We must stop spiritually bypassing ourselves, and actually work through the things affecting us.

  • Our nervous system can act like a wire that is frayed, and our a-ha moments become the bridge to reconnect things.

  • All of our stories have 3 Acts.

  • Your Inner Voice doesn’t have to be mean, there is a kind Inner Voice inside of you.

  • Having a daily practice can help you feel more connected when you wake up feeling off.

  • Morning pages and journaling and how these can be effective ways to move clear out your head when it is feeling cluttered.

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Kelly gets raw and honest and shares her fear around being considered lazy.

  • Our Inner Voice can be mean, but it exists to protect us - we must find a way to build an intimate relationship with it.

  • Miranda shares what her Inner Voice is asking of her.

In Miranda’s Voice:

“Our body, it's a wave. It's a wave that rises up and then it discharges and then it comes back down. That's the natural cycle of our nervous system. That's called regulation in the somatic world.”

“We go outside of ourselves to hold on to things, people. We reach outside to fill ourselves with the foods, or the drugs, or the social media, or the whatever that hit is to temporarily numb that sensation.”

“When we have a dysregulated nervous system or when we have this abundance of charge or we have this lack of boundary and sense of where we begin, where we end, that is what creates a sensitive person and an empath.”

"Holy, fuck. We are all crazy. We are all batshit nuts, and we are all literally just dying our way through life, suffering our way through life trying to prove to somebody, to ourselves that's not true."

“Shame has the underlying story that there's something wrong with me. If we feel like there's something wrong with me or that I'm innately bad.”

“We say that babies are born pure, but we're born into a specific story already, that may not show right when we are born, but it will unfold.”

“Getting movement and fluidity and softness back into my body, because for me, when I'm in that rigid state, I'm in that, "Don't see me state."”

“Learning to have this really intimate relationship with our thoughts, with our sensations, with our feelings, and letting them guide us to where it is that we are needing to go, where we're meant to go, where we are being called to go.”

“We are so in our infancy of understanding how to be human, how this world works, how to interact with ourselves and others and have mastery over ourselves. We have this source that is infused in all of us that is just so unconditionally in awe of us.”

Connect with Miranda:

 

Miranda’s Website

Miranda’s Book - Her Art of Surrender

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Your Soul's Purpose with Jennifer Longmore

Jennifer Longmore, North America’s Soul Purpose Expert, internationally acclaimed host of “Soul Purpose Central,” and 3-time best selling author, is world-renowned for her laser like clarity in seeing into the depths of your soul and bridging your connection to universal consciousness.

For more than 15 years, she has served clients in permanently shifting the limiting beliefs and patterns that prevent them from being who they really are so that they can live their most abundant, aligned, and accelerated soul’s journey. With over 30,000 soul purpose sessions, including the who’s-who of actors, professional athletes, CEO’s of leading companies, and other influential luminaries, Jennifer continues to offer these high-level sessions to souls who are really committed to shining their light.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Jennifer Longmore.

  • Jennifer shares how she got to where she is now with her soul’s journey.

  • It can be a struggle to be claircognizant in school, because not everyone understands.

  • Jennifer shares her journey to acceptance, after trying to shut the thoughts and feelings down.

  • The Akashic Record

  • Our soul’s calling - and is this our soul’s achievement or what we should be doing with our life.

  • Free questions to uncover your soul’s calling

  • Overcoming the fear around our soul’s purpose.

  • We used extremely charged words to describe fears that are often just an illusion.

  • Kelly and Jennifer discuss the fear associated with performance and how it relates to our fears around our soul’s calling.

  • More tips on how to clear out this fear and actually show up for our audience (in whatever way fits your needs)

  • Stop stuffing who you are down, let yourself shine.

  • We are not meant to resonate with everyone, but we are meant to resonate with ourselves.

  • The book: Four Agreements

  • How to handle it when you do not resonate with yourself, or you feel a way you don’t like.

  • Jennifer shares how she gets back into alignment.

  • Focus on who you want to be, and how you want to be remembered.

  • Jennifer shares what her Inner Voice is asking of her.

In Jennifer’s Voice:

“I feel like for those of us that are claircognizant, we may struggle a little bit more with expressing ourselves because we're aware that what we say a lot of times makes people feel uncomfortable, and we're not even sure why.”

“The Akashic Records are basically your soul's blueprint, your soul's path in this lifetime, so everyone you're meant to meet and the parents you choose. Give you all of the learning that you needed and what you're here to master and what you're here to share, all of that is built into your chart."

“Our purpose is to receive wisdom from other people, and in doing so in that exchange of energy, almost like an infinity symbol, we send that information back to the universe, and the universe evolves as we evolve, so then we each have our own imprint.”

“Unless there's an actual risk to our safety, our fear monger, our monkey mind is really just trying to keep us small because our ego's designed to protect us, and our soul's designed to help us feel expansive, so anytime we're not facing a real fear, and by that I mean a legitimate, I've got a fight or flight sort of moment, then we know that's illusion.”

“The cool thing is is that because we're always going to be too much or not enough for people, we're not gonna win either way, and it really isn't a game anyways, so let's just be ourselves."

“We just always do our best, and our best is going to change from day to day, but as long as I feel like I've done my best in each moment, then that allows me to feel like I'm resonating with the essence of who I really am.”

“When I focus on who I want to be and how I want to be remembered, that can really help me shift.”

Connect with Jennifer:

 

Jennifer’s Website

Uncover Your Soul’s Calling

The Purpose Posse (Jennifer’s Facebook Group)

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

How to Fight Negative Thoughts

Let's face it...negative thoughts happen. It's not a matter of if, but when. So when they do come up, you better have a game plan for fighting them so you can stay aligned with what your heart truly wants for you!

If you struggle with finding clarity of your own desires through listening to your inner voice, why not experience a discovery call with me? It's completely free. Just me and you on the phone, talking about where you are and where you would most like to be! Sign up for one here.

Reactivating the Real You with Lara Dalch

Lara Dalch is a personal development and lifestyle coach to "women on the rise" who want more out of work, life, and body. She helps women bring the focus back to mind and body to form new habits that allow them to reclaim their health, happiness, and power – so they can make lasting changes and achieve their big dreams, in business and in life.

Lara is a contributor to health and wellness website MindBodyGreen and has been featured by Refinery29, Town & Country, Elephant Journal, the University of Virginia, and the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia, is a Certified Pilates Instructor and received her training to practice health coaching via the State University of New York and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Lara Dalch.

  • Lara shares what reactivating the Real You means to her.

  • How Lara came to begin her journey to reactivating herself.

  • The ladies discuss what to look for when it’s time to reboot yourself.

  • Big life transitions often predicate the need for big changes.

  • Not all changes have to do with wanting to look different.

  • Rather than weight loss, you should be looking at food, physical activities, relatinships and stress management to determine if you need a change.

  • Most successful leaders prioritize mind, body and health.

  • The best place to start is by listening to your physical body and how it feels with different foods, or different experiences.

  • Lara shares how to get started with some great baby steps. Ie. The breakfast experiment.

  • Meditation is effective, and it doesn’t have to be the formal meditation you’re used to hearing about (Lara explains).

  • Mindful eating, and only eating a table.

  • The ladies discuss the different stories we tell our bodies. (ie. all or nothing)

  • The trick to setting goals is to make them inspiring and achievable.

  • If you can do nothing else, get your sleep sorted, then add in leafy greens.

  • Vibrant health playbook - It’s your personal road map to feeling like your real self, and understanding why you want what you want.

  • Many people have the identify illusion, where they have this image of what the ideal person looks like or does.

  • Build up trust with your intuition.

  • Five Days Of Journaling For Visionary Women

  • Kelly asks Lara what her Inner Voice is asking of her.

In Lara’s Voice:

“Women on the Rise. They’re all very high achieving women in some part of their life and in all parts of their life. They feel that they’ve lost touch of this sort of vibrant powerful version of themselves; which I would call, the real them.”

“As I started changing the food on my plate and the way that I was moving my body and just thinking about taking care of myself, everything changed.”

“Someone is ready for a reboot or not feeling like they can achieve whatever they’ve set out to achieve is that they tend to be in this chaotic mind state. And I don’t mean that in the kind of pathological sort of way, but they feel disorganized, anxious, tired, lazy, frazzled and lack in confidence”

“If you’re not looking at things like food, physical activities, relationships, career, stress management - if you’re not looking at all of those things, just changing your food is not gonna make any difference.”

“When you look at the most successful leaders, whether they’re entrepreneurs in the leadership space, they all prioritize mind, body and health.”

“Start connecting your mood to the food choices that you make, for example, which is not something to think about. Your mood, your energy level.”

“Meditation doesn’t have to be sitting on a cushion in the middle of a yoga studio, ohming. It can be a very practical day-to-day thing. It can be as simple as picking something to notice throughout the day.”

“Unconscious stories are what we tell ourselves about being healthy and taking care of our bodies. All or nothing is one of those stories. It’s a very common, unconscious story that afflicts high achieving women, to a larger degree, that I call the all or nothing trap. And it’s tied to perfectionism.”

Connect with Lara:

Lara’s Website

Vibrant Health Playbook

Lara’s Podcast

Lara’s Workshop

Facebook

Instagram

The Who-Am-I Syndrome

Who am I to...

  • change the world
  • lead others
  • rise up
  • dream big
  • become an expert
  • SHINE brightly

Who are you NOT to? A dive into what I call the Who-Am-I Syndrome and why it is dangerously holding us back.

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Honoring Your Sensitivity with Marian Buck-Murray

Marian Buck-Murray is a Certified EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner who specializes inhelping sensitive, heart-centered, creative people boost courage, confidence and self-love. She is the creator of the 3-Step Tame Your Inner Critic with EFT method, and The Sensitivity is Your Superpower Program.

With an emphasis on holistic methods, Marian successfully overcame decades of autoimmune illness, cardiac surgery, traumatic stress, and limiting self-doubt. Inspired by her transformational experience she was guided to assist others in their own transformations.

A sensitive empath herself, Marian learned how to manage and embrace her sensitivity, so she could use it as her personal superpower. She is passionate about sharing her tool-box of self-help techniques with clients and students who struggle with sensitivity.

In addition to her EFT & Matrix Reimprinting practice, Marian is a speaker, author,and faculty member at the Academy of Healing Nutrition. She is the creator and host of the podcast Courageous Heartbeats.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Kelly introduces Marian.

  • Marian shares that many people feel and look at sensitivity as a negative thing.

  • What Marian means by sensitivity.

  • Only 20% of the population is highly sensitive.

  • Marian shares her path to discovering that she is a highly sensitive person.

  • The different struggles a highly sensitive person can experience, and then they discuss the benefits as well.

  • You can strengthen your intuition and your sensitivity by clearing the toxins and releasing what’s holding you back.

  • “Allow our intuition” - the ladies discuss how powerful this phrase is.

  • You have to open yourself up to the bigger feelings.

  • Kelly and Marian discuss the things that can get in the way of diving deeper into your sensitivity and intuition.

  • Calling your journey a practice takes the pressure off of you to feel like things need to be perfect.

  • Clearing and the details of how to do it and why it’s so important.

  • Emotional Freedom Technique and how to use it in your practice.

  • It’s time to think of our sensitivity as a strength!

  • When we let go of perfectionism, it allows us to be who were meant to be and it changes everything.

  • Marian shares what her Inner Voice is telling her.

In Marian’s Voice:

“20% of the population is what you might call highly sensitive. Sensitivity is when you're in a room and you're feeling what other people are feeling or picking up on just different things.”

“I received a download of the reason why I kept getting sick. Then, I just got this download of all these metaphors that each illness had a very clear metaphor for what had happened to me in my life and how I needed to heal.”

“The control of is the difference I think between being in your head and being in your heart. When you're in your heart there's an allowing there. It is hard to let go of control.”

“What you do need to clear and get clear about is what’s in the way of your peace of mind, of your happiness.”

“When people begin to stand up in their sensitivity as a strength, it then becomes something that is way more powerful as opposed to hiding it and acting like it’s unimportant.”

“When we let go of the perfectionism of trying to be something that we're not or trying to be more like something that we think we should be like and just allow ourselves to be who we are, it changes everything.”

Connect with Marian:

Marian’s Website

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What Comes After You Say Yes?

We talk a lot about saying no. Saying no to things that don't serve us. Saying no to things we think we "should" do but really don't want to do. Saying no to things that will drain our energy.

But how often do we talk about what happens when we say YES to our inner voice? Listen in on this solo episode as I dive into what happens AFTER the yes! It might not necessarily be what you think!

If you are struggling with saying yes to your inner voice or you've said yes, but feel stuck in the aftermath of that, reach out and schedule a discovery call! We can talk about what it would take to get your dreams out into the world! Remember you don't have to do it all on your own!