Dr. Melody Moore on Fierce Self-Love

Melody Moore, Ph.D., RYT is a social entrepreneur, a licensed Clinical Psychologist, yoga teacher, author, and speaker. She is the founder of the Embody Love Movement Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to empower girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. Dr. Moore’s work has been featured in the books Yoga and Body Image (eds. Klein and Guest-Jelly) and Yoga and Eating Disorders: Ancient Healing for Modern Illness (eds. Costin and Kelly) as well as National Geographic Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Mantra, Elephant Journal, and Origin Magazine. She created the collegiate BodyImage3D program for Delta Delta Delta, and is their subject matter expert on self-love and body acceptance. She is the National Eating Disorder Association’s advice columnist, an advisor for World Muse, and a faculty member for Off the Mat, Into the World, a social-profit that empowers leaders to become conscious activists. In 2015, she was featured as one of ten “Game Changers” by the Yoga Journal and chosen as one of 100 “Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide” by EBW2020.
 

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

  • How women “grow into” body dissatisfaction in their families of origin

  • What FIERCE self-love looks like and feels like

  • How self-love is contagious

  • How to love ourselves despite of all of our darkness and imperfections

  • How the practice of yoga plays into Melody's practice of self-love

  • Yoga is about feeling and not doing

  • How can we release our shame around being who we are

  • When we release our own self-criticism we are also able to release our judgement of others

  • What it means to “outsource your self-worth” and how to change that

In Melody's Voice:

Offer yourself the chance to keep coming back to the truth of who you are.”

The more loving I am toward myself, the more you're going to love you in my presence.”

It's necessary to learn to be with ourselves.”

I'm not waiting any more to love myself.”

Our brilliance comes to us in stillness.”
 

Connect with Melody:

What Are You Creating?

What we focus on expands. So what are you focusing on? Your dreams? Your desires? Your world-changing vision?

Or your heartbreak and sorrow, the past, or negative thoughts that bombard you throughout the day.

We get to choose everyday what we want to nurture, so let's start getting really clear on that and setting the intention to create something beautiful and amazing.

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In Her Voice Ep. 48: Jill Catherine on Authentic Self-Love

Jill Catherine, a woman of many expressions in the world, is a professional dancer and drummer, speaker, author, and educator, who helps others to integrate body-mind-spirit. Her work in the world is not just a job; it is an extension of her heart.

A seasoned communications professional since 2003, Jill has been speaking, educating and inspiring others on topics including eating disorders, body image, women’s issues, finding purpose, emotional intelligence, and life’s big questions. She has worked in corporate, non-profit arts, human services, and higher education sectors. Currently, Jill is the Spokesperson and Lead Warrior for Ophelia’s Place, a member of the Oiselle Muses, and the author of the recently published book, A New Body Consciousness.

An all-around athlete, Jill was a collegiate volleyball player and NCAA Final Four Finalist. She bridged into the world of cultural dance and drum arts in 2002, and has been studying in the styles of West African, Brazilian, Cuban, Indian, and Hawaiian, both in the states and abroad. Her movement is a unique blend of the traditions she studied with her own authentic expression.

Embracing all cultures and religions, Jill’s artistry centers around personal and global peacemaking, empowerment, love of self and body, and the understanding of our body as an instrument to be of purpose, service, and expression in the world.
 

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

  • What it means to be a “body-centered” person

  • A video of Jill's dancing and drumming

  • How Jill uses movement to connect with her inner voice and body and teach women how to do the same

  • Using forms of movement as an active practice of self-love

  • How to stay authentic through moments of our own shame

  • How to respond to negative thoughts about your body

  • The power of affirmations and intentions as a practice of self-love

  • Jill's book, A New Body Consciousness

     

In Jill's Voice:

In our body is where our head connects with our heart.”

Our body is our instrument to be in the world and to do what we are called to do.”

I listen to how my body wants to move.”

You have the power to choose a different thought.”

What could we be doing, expressing, living and loving if we stopped spending our energy focusing on changing our bodies?”

Connect with Jill:

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In Her Voice Ep. 47: Living With Vision

Why do we need to live with vision? How will it make a difference in our lives? How do we get clear on it and then what do we do with it once we have it?? All of this and more in this episode of In Her Voice.

To learn more and register for Wake Up Worthy, my one-day journaling and yoga retreat on October 27, 2017, go to www.kellycovert.com/retreat.

Can't make the retreat? No worries! Let's sit down for a discovery call!! I'd love to hear about your vision and see if I might be able to support you in that. Click here to schedule a free discovery call now.

In Her Voice Ep. 46: Circles of Change

Ophelia’s Place began out of a mother’s desperation to provide the treatment and care her children so desperately needed. Through an ad in the local paper and a billboard downtown, an immense need was identified in the community for those seeking support and resources for eating disorders. After days spent lobbying for mental health parity, months putting together workshops and organizing conferences, and years establishing a treatment and business model that was effective and sustainable; a mother’s desperation was transformed. What started as a crisis center grew into a  comprehensive care center offering support, treatment, education, and a safe community for anyone affected by eating disorders, disordered eating, or body image.
 

Circles of Change is a movement created by Ophelia's Place with three intentions in mind:

  • To change the culture and conversation surrounding health, beauty, and body image.

  • A creative way to provide long-term sustainability for Ophelia's Place.

  • A way to collaborate with like-minded, mission-driven organizations to support a cause.

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

  • What Ophelia's Place and Circles of Change is and how it was created

  • How we begin to redefine beauty

  • Why body dissatisfaction is so prevalent in our society

  • Self-love as a practice

  • How Holli and her mother, Mary Ellen, healed themselves through creating a support system for others

  • How we can change the conversation around loving ourselves

  • Why being healthy and losing weight should be two separate conversations

  • The importance that tapping into our worthiness has in our health and well-being

  • The ripple effect of circles of change

  • The normalization of the “typical” conversations women have about beauty, diet, weight, etc.

  • Take the Circles of Change Pledge

  • Specific things we can do to start changing the conversation

  • Be sure to check out the Circles of Change Market and get a shirt or a mug – change the conversation AND support Ophelia's Place!

In Holli's Voice:

I was so afraid to just show up as I am.”

Comparison destroys any joy that we have.”

In order to be healthy you have to start with worthiness.”

Changing the conversation around beauty has to start with us.”
 

Connect with Holli and Circles of Change:

 

October is Love Your Body Month, and I'm so excited to be collaborating with Circles of Change and Ophelia's Place this month. In celebration of what we can all do together, I am donating 50% of my Patreon donations to Ophelia's Place. This can be you donating as well! To support In Her Voice AND Ophelia's Place, please visit my Patreon page and donate at whatever level feels right for you.

In Her Voice Ep. 45: Sleep As Soul Medicine

We all know sleep is essential on a physical level, but have you ever thought about how sleep can affect your emotional and spiritual well being as well?? After experiencing a week of sleep as low priority in my life, I had some huge ahas about the importance of sleep in our self-care arsenal.

Take my #sleepassoulmedicine challenge! Figure out how much sleep you need, set up a nightly ritual around bedtime and do if for yourself for at least 3 days! Be sure to take a pic of your nighttime ritual and tag me on Instagram (@kellyjcovert) and use the tag #sleepassoulmedicine.

In Her Voice Ep. 44: Tara Newman on Respecting Our Cycles

Tara Newman is a high-performance leadership coach, CrossFit and coffee fanatic, and expert in Organizational Psychology with a mission to help people find the MORE they’ve been looking for. She is obsessed with the systems of success and the science of human performance.

She left her corporate career to build a thriving business, coaching high-achieving clients ranging from NY Times best selling authors to TEDx Speakers to tech executives and multi-million dollar CEOs. She's been featured in The Huffington Post, YFS Magazine, and The Perpetual You. For almost two decades, she's been developing leaders and helping them to thrive in an ever changing, noisy and overwhelming business landscape.

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

  • How to respect the cycles of our life

  • How destruction is a natural and necessary process

  • In Her Voice Ep. 35: Be All In

  • Why it's so hard for us to let things go and how to work through that

  • How to push through your “what ifs”

  • The practice of repetitive writing to release beliefs or instill them differently

  • How stress is necessary for growth and how to deal with it

  • The importance of rest

  • The difference between high-achievers and high-performers

  • Here's a link to my article about my year of underachieving

  • What your self-care needs to look like on a daily basis

  • Women as “servant-leaders”

     

In Tara's Voice:

Stress is needed for growth, but it must be followed by recovery.”

It takes courage to ground yourself in you.”

What's the most loving thing I can do for myself right now.”

I cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
 

Connect with Tara:

The Worthy Collective is my free community for women who are ready to own their worthiness each and every day!! I'd love to connect with you there!

In Her Voice Ep. 42: The Richness of Life with Denise Duffield-Thomas

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

  • What our money mindset is and why it's so important

  • The difference between our true inner voice and our voice of fear

  • Denise shares her secret way of connecting with her inner voice on a daily basis

  • How we develop our discernment

  • The idea of richness instead of abundance

  • How living a rich life has very little to do with money

  • Why it's important for women to feel comfortable and empowered around money

  • Why women need permission to earn a lot of money

  • Why it's important to talk about money with other women

In Denise's Voice:

What feels rich to you?”

Money doesn't necessarily make you feel rich.”

Women enrich our world with the money they earn.”

It's okay for women to talk about money.”
 

Connect with Denise:

Let us know what your biggest takeaway was from this episode! Take a picture or a screen shot of you listening to this episode and tag me (@kellyjcovert) and Denise (@deniseDT) when you share it!

In Her Voice Ep. 41: Goals

Are you a goal-setter? Or maybe you're a list checker-off-er (that's totally a word, by the way.) This episode is all about getting clear on priorities and setting good goals! If you are ready to get going on those dreams of yours, this episode is just for you.

The Inner Circle is still open for registration! Click here to sign up by September 18, 2017!!

In Her Voice Ep. 40: Pam Grout on Manifesting with Joy

Pam Grout is a hopeless romantic who still believes the world is a beautiful place, that people are noble and that anything is possible.

For a living (and she always wonders why people think that's such an important question), she writes books and articles for such magazines as People, Cooking Light and Travel & Leisure. She also enjoys writing bedtime stories for her daughter, but that's more about making a life than a living. She's keenly aware there's a huge difference.

In making a life, she has traveled to all the world's continents, learned 59 ways to make a fort out of sofa cushions, perfected a mean tennis forehand and volunteered at a women's prison and free health clinic.

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

  • What manifesting is

  • The power of shifting from problem state to possibility state

  • Radical gratitude

  • How to live a miraculous life

  • How we need to remove the blinders that don't allow miracles into our awareness

  • The set-it-and-forget-it principle

  • How to release control and allow

  • How to build your faith

  • How worrying creates blocks and hindrances

  • Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout

  • E-Squared by Pam Grout

  • Pam's #1 practice for manifesting with joy

  • Check out Pam's new book on creativity, Art and Soul Reloaded

In Pam's Voice:

When we start looking for what can go right instead of what can go wrong, amazing things start to happen.”

Every single thing that happens offers a new beginning.”

Everything is a miracle.”

We literally get whatever we are looking for.”

The how is not up to me.”

Connect with Pam:

The doors to The Inner Circle are open until September 18, 2017!! Click here to learn more about the group and join!

In Her Voice Ep. 39: Self-Forgiveness

Reflecting on the most important lesson I learned this summer helped me realize how important it is to give ourselves forgiveness when we make mistakes or fail. The learning and wisdom can only come once the forgiveness has been given. I'm also talking about self-care non-negotiables and why we need them.

The doors to The Inner Circle are open!! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to put your inner voice into action with mastermind-style group coaching and accountability! Click here to join!

In Her Voice Ep. 38: Wild and Holy with Megan Hale

Megan Hale is a former psychotherapist and spiritual relationship coach who works with women and couples to deepen their connection with their truth (and each other) to create lives and relationships that honor their soul.  She’s the podcast host of The Enoughness Revolution, a conversation on cultivating worthiness, and Wild & Holy Radio, a spiritual conversation on being your fullest expression and doing your Holy work in the world.  

She’s the founder of Wild & Holy Weekend, a spiritual retreat for women who are ready to come home to their truth and trust it so they express themselves fully and freely in life, work, and love.  Her next retreat is in Austin, TX September 22nd -24th and more information can be found at wildandholyweekend.com.

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

  • What it means to be “wild and holy” as women.

  • Megan's story of her rebel spirit and how she began to understand and heal herself.

  • How we begin to integrate all the parts of who we are, including our inner rebel.

  • Practices we can use to build trust in our rebel self.

  • The practice of non-dominant hand journaling

  • The important process of discerning the difference between intuition and fear.

  • Rewriting our own rules about what enough means

  • Why we still need encouragement and validation from other people.

  • Giving ourselves the space before we start to seek external validation

  • Discovering what HOLY means to each of us

In Megan's Voice:

Enoughness doesn't exist in any boxes. Enoughness exists when we let the boxes go.”

You have this wise soul within you, and she knows a lot about what you need to do to be in alignment.”

Every single step you take matters.”

Give your inner voice the credit it deserves.”
 

Connect with Megan:

The doors to The Inner Circle are OPEN!! Click here to learn more and join my mastermind-style coaching and accountability group! Doors will only be open until September 18, 2017!!

In Her Voice Ep. 37: Self-Acceptance

Inspired by a conversation I had with someone the other day, I realized that before we can fully love ourselves confidently we have to move through a period of self-acceptance. In this episode I share the steps to self-acceptance so you can begin the journey of being AND loving all of who you are.

The doors to The Inner Circle will be opening on September 4! Don't miss out on this opportunity to join my membership group and start putting your ideas into action. This is all about coaching plus community plus accountability! Click here to learn more!

In Her Voice Ep. 36: Jennifer Anderson on Emotional Resiliency

Jennifer Anderson is a Leadership Coach with a focus of Personal Leadership and Emotional Resilience. She is an officially certified Daring WayTM facilitator having studied with Dr Brené Brown and her team throughout 2016.

Founder of ‘The Arena Coaching’, Jennifer is also a facilitator, speaker and mentor. Jennifer currently resides in Brisbane, Australia. In her spare time, you will find her exploring the world around her, creating, discovering spiritual rituals and traditions, spending quality time with her husband and two dogs, or whipping up adventures of the culinary kind for her loved ones.

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

  • What is emotional resiliency and why we need it in our lives

  • The shame that is often associated with expressing our true emotions

  • The importance of cultivating the courage to be vulnerable

  • Practices to help us allow ourselves to express our emotions and be vulnerable

  • How to balance being an independent woman with needing support

  • The power of speaking our shame in order to dissolve it

  • Brene Brown's Ted Talk

  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

  • Why women feel like we have to be so tough

  • The beautiful gift of owning who we are

In Jennifer's Voice:

Our walls come down one brick at a time.”

Allow things to come up. Don't bottle it down.”

Life happens in moments.”
 

Connect with Jennifer:

The doors to The Inner Circle open on September 4, 2017! This is about community plus coaching plus accountability! It's time to put Ideas Into Action!!

Click here to put your name on the list to be notified right when the doors open.

In Her Voice Ep. 35: Be All In

You've been doing the work - getting quiet, getting still, connecting and listening to your inner voice - and now it's time to take that inspired action. When you do, BE ALL IN!! Keep your eyes and heart focused on your vision, on your why, so you can keep your inspiration and energy high! Real life has a tendency of getting in the way of big dreams and goals, so it's up to us to BE ALL IN.

Looking for that extra support so you can stick with your inspired action?

Look no further than The Inner Circle - Ideas in Action. This is a mastermind style group coaching and accountability circle to help take you to the next level in your life! Doors open September 4, 2017 and will only by open a couple of weeks. Click here to learn more.

In Her Voice Ep. 34: Michelle Duncan-Wilson on Healing Ourselves

Michelle Duncan-Wilson is the founder of Soul Work For Moms, the podcast with a mission to help women grow personally and spiritually through mothering. Michelle has 3 children, ages 17, 8 and 3, and lives with her husband in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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

  • What is “soul work” and why it's so important.

  • How Michelle healed herself by moving through her pain.

  • The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

  • How we show up in the world in a different way when we are doing soul work.

  • What healing means and how to heal yourself.

  • Using pain as a tool for our personal transformation.

  • Michelle shares her number one practice to stay grounded in who she is each and every day.

  • Check out the Insight Timer App to use for your meditation practice

  • Michelle recommends the teachings of Loch Kelly for meditation

  • Learning how to love unconditionally is the greatest gift of motherhood

 

In Michelle's Voice:

It was MY soul I was trying to get connected with.”

Healing comes when it doesn't hurt anymore.”

Our pain is there FOR us to show us what we need to work on. Our pain is our guide.”

Our pain is begging us for action.”

As women, we are ALL mothers.”
 

Connect with Michelle:

 

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In Her Voice Ep. 33: The Power of Accountability

Why does it have to be so hard to ask for help? Why do we make it mean so many things about us that we need help? This week's solo episode is about the power of accountability - how we can use support and structure to our advantage to help us move our lives in the direction our inner voices are asking us to go.

If you are looking for accountability and support along side of inner voice coaching, be sure to sign up to be notified when The Inner Voice Academy opens for registration! Group coaching, tools and strategies for connecting with your inner voice and accountability to get those amazing ideas into ACTION!! Click here to be notified when registration opens!

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In Her Voice Ep. 32: Orly Wahba on Kindness

Orly Wahba is an educator, speaker, entrepreneur, author and community activist passionate about inspiring and motivating people to be the best that they can be. Since her teenage years, Orly has worked extensively with tweens and teens as well as local charities in her community providing a helping hand for those who need it most.

Orly began her career in Kindness as a Middle School educator at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn, NY, teaching the children to embrace unity, build their self-esteem, and use the power they have to influence the world for good. Orly is well known for incorporating and integrating ideas of kindness, love and respect in the hearts and minds of her students both in and out of the classroom setting. She is often quoted as saying, “Kindness, don’t just do it…LIVE IT!”

Yearning to make a larger impact with her philanthropic work and after having been inspired by a small sign on a plane labeled “Life Vest Inside” Orly founded (2011) Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and educate people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. Life Vest Inside encourages people to embrace the incredible power of giving and recognizes that in times of hardship, kindness, like a life vest, keeps the world afloat.

LVI shot to national attention when Orly’s short film Kindness Boomerang went viral, receiving more than 100 million views and coverage in media outlets such as The TODAY ShowNBCCBSADWEEKInternational Business Times and more. In 2013 Orly was invited to speak at TED about the Power of Kindness.

Most recently Orly published her first work, Kindness Boomerang, a lesson-a-day book focusing on developing the kindness muscle.

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

  • How kindness creates empowerment

  • What she learned by going all in on her big dreams.

  • The fear of actually pursuing the dream.

  • How we begin to doubt our abilities to fulfill our dreams

  • Orly tells the story of how losing her home in a fire during high school spiraled into a deep depression where she almost lost her dreams and who she was.

  • The power of giving to heal ourselves.

  • The difference between giving from strength and giving from weakness.

  • Taking ownership of our emotions and allowing ourselves to feel our pain.

  • Learning how to give inward so we can give to others.

  • The importance of having a daily checklist that is about self-care and giving inwardly.

In Orly's Voice:

“Kindness has the power to go from one person to another seamlessly and creates a ripple effect.”

“When dialogue happens, connectivity takes place and change ensues.”

“When we lose that faith, coming back to finding it within ourselves insures that no one will ever be able to take it from you again.”

“The more I gave, the more the pieces of me began to heal.”

“Giving helped me to see myself again.”

“We need to allow ourselves to feel the pain.”

“Kindness is not an action, it's a way of life.”

Connect with Orly:

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