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Pieces of a Woman

Cristie and DeAnna

Each episode we will discuss and share real stories that are relevant, inspiring and engaging as it relates to women and the life that shape us into who we are today. Every episode will be committed to engaging conversations that will include interviews with influential women, leaders, healers, authors, and close friends. We will discuss EVERYTHING, nothing is off the table, except politics, we will leave that one off the table. DeAnna and Cristie will explore every genre from loss, grief, spirituality, divorce, marriage, raising children, blended families, infidelity, sex, menopause, girlfriends, those damn readers we now have hoarded in every room of the house, hormones, mental health, alcohol, addiction, fitness and ALL experiences and challenges that shaped us into the powerful women we have become today. Our goals and intentions are to connect our audience with services, people, and communities to help meet their needs while they explore and learn more about who they are and their purpose now and in the future. We hope our learning journey together will connect us with serious topics as well as lots of laughter and maybe some tears.

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Honoring Our Healing Journeys with Ruby Dhal | POW63
Yesterday
Honoring Our Healing Journeys with Ruby Dhal | POW63
Summary: We’re bringing back one of our personal favorites, this episode with Ruby Dhal. This amazing, best-selling author is wise beyond her years and shares with us how to find hope and beauty in our pain. We talk about how life is not about the destination, but the journey and learning how to heal from any obstacle that life throws your way. This episode will leave you empowered and inspired. Learn More About Ruby: Ruby is a British-Afhan Sikh poetess and best-selling author of 4 books with an online readership of over a quarter of a million. She has her Master's Degree in Philosophy from Kings College in London. After experiencing the loss of her mother at a young age, she turned to writing and books to form her escapism from painful experiences of the world. She is committed to helping empower readers to mend their hearts, understand themselves better, engage in self-care and love themselves and those around them without insecurities Key Takeaways: 01:05 - Meet author, Ruby Dhal 03:06 - How Ruby got her start as a writer  06:46 - The life event that catapulted Ruby down this path 12:20 - How to understand your own personal healing journey 14:49 - Where most people get stuck in their healing journey and how to move past it 22:38 - 2 important lessons Ruby has learned in her life so far 24:12 - Ruby’s advice for her 16-year-old self 26:03 - Cristie’s advice for her 30-year-old self 28:01 - DeAnna’s advice to young adults Resources Mentioned in This Episode: To learn more about Ruby and to purchase her books, visit her website (here). Connect with Ruby on (Instagram), (Facebook), (TikTok), (YouTube), and (Twitter)! You can also check out her blog (here). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Honoring Our Healing Journeys with Ruby Dhal | POW63
Yesterday
Honoring Our Healing Journeys with Ruby Dhal | POW63
Summary: We’re bringing back one of our personal favorites, this episode with Ruby Dhal. This amazing, best-selling author is wise beyond her years and shares with us how to find hope and beauty in our pain. We talk about how life is not about the destination, but the journey and learning how to heal from any obstacle that life throws your way. This episode will leave you empowered and inspired. Learn More About Ruby: Ruby is a British-Afhan Sikh poetess and best-selling author of 4 books with an online readership of over a quarter of a million. She has her Master's Degree in Philosophy from Kings College in London. After experiencing the loss of her mother at a young age, she turned to writing and books to form her escapism from painful experiences of the world. She is committed to helping empower readers to mend their hearts, understand themselves better, engage in self-care and love themselves and those around them without insecurities Key Takeaways: 01:05 - Meet author, Ruby Dhal 03:06 - How Ruby got her start as a writer  06:46 - The life event that catapulted Ruby down this path 12:20 - How to understand your own personal healing journey 14:49 - Where most people get stuck in their healing journey and how to move past it 22:38 - 2 important lessons Ruby has learned in her life so far 24:12 - Ruby’s advice for her 16-year-old self 26:03 - Cristie’s advice for her 30-year-old self 28:01 - DeAnna’s advice to young adults Resources Mentioned in This Episode: To learn more about Ruby and to purchase her books, visit her website (here). Connect with Ruby on (Instagram), (Facebook), (TikTok), (YouTube), and (Twitter)! You can also check out her blog (here). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Fighting for Freedom - A Mother's Story About Her Son's Addiction | POW62
29-06-2022
Fighting for Freedom - A Mother's Story About Her Son's Addiction | POW62
*Content warning - We talk with Sheridyn Cannon about her son’s intense battle with drug addiction and his multiple relapses. Summary: We're bringing back this heartbreaking episode with Sheridyn Cannon as she talks about her son’s addiction, and how it changed her and her family’s life. Sheridyn shares how her son Cade’s drug addiction started at a young age and how years of addiction affected them both through rehab, jail, and, finally, sobriety. Learn More About Sheridyn: Sheridyn and her husband Gary have been in the Real Estate industry for a combined 55+ years. They own their own brokerage and have for over 30 years. They were married in 1998 with Sheridyn having 2 children and Gary 1, they blended their family and had twins in 2001 together. His, mine, and ours! Sheridyn’s oldest son, at the age of 15 was in a motocross racing accident and had broken several bones. While recovering he was prescribed pain meds (opioids) and loved the effect they had on him. He quickly became addicted to oxycontin which led to heroin. Sheridyn is gracious to share her 5+ year battle with child addiction. She hopes to encourage and inspire anyone who is searching, hoping, and praying there is something you can do as a parent to save your child. Her then 23-year-old daughter got caught up in and addicted to crack cocaine. Blending families brings on its own challenges itself, throw in a couple of drug addicts, and there you have it! Grateful to say now both her son and daughter are doing remarkable and both clean. Key Takeaways: 02:49 - Meet Cade 05:49 - How Cade’s addiction started 09:56 - The moment Sheridyn knew her son had shifted from prescription drugs to heroin 11:03 - The denial period, defending her son, and the toll it took on her marriage 13:06 - Sheridyn’s 1st piece of advice for parents dealing with a child addict 16:40 - The darkest point for Sheridyn  21:59 - Why the 5th rehab program helped Cade the most 24:12 - Cade’s rock bottom and the major life event that changed his life for the better 34:37 - Where Cade is today 36:40 - Sheridyn’s 2nd piece of advice for parents of children struggling with addiction 38:40 - Advice for the mother dealing with shame  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, call the (SAMHSA's National Hotline) at 1-800-662-HELP. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7, 365 days a year. Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
You Deserve Love: Accepting Who You Are, Where You Are | POW61
22-06-2022
You Deserve Love: Accepting Who You Are, Where You Are | POW61
Summary: This week is all about self-love. We’re re-sharing one of our most popular episodes on the topic. Megan Logan joins us as we talk about what it means to “love ourselves” because it’s not all bubble baths and manicures. You will learn how to embrace who you are, where you are, how to have more compassion for yourself, and some practical tips to help you start today.  Learn More About Megan: Megan is the author of Self Love Workbook for Women she also has been providing therapy for the last 20 years, Megan Logan has worked with many different populations including abused children, sexual assault survivors, those struggling with eating disorders, and various mental health conditions. Helping others to heal through their challenges and adversities has given her wisdom and insight on how to become unstuck and move forward in life. Megan has always enjoyed developing creative and unique activities and interventions in her child and adolescent therapy sessions. She has been a contributing therapist in Liana Lowenstein's book Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques (2010) and Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families VOLUME 3: Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques by Liana Lowenstein (2011).  Megan has also contributed original creative therapeutic activities for PERCENSYS CORE Learning, LLC's resource and toolkit for practitioners with a focus on children and trauma, children and divorce, healthy relationships, healthy choices, mindfulness, impulse control, mindful eating, body image, assertiveness, and emotional regulation. Key Takeaways: 02:20 - Who is Megan Logan? 04:18 - What is the difference between self-care vs. self-love? 10:05 - Social media, its evolution, and the effects on our youth 15:21 - The start of Megan’s self-love journey and what led her to create her Self-Love Workbook for Women 21:48 - 5-minute daily practice ideas to start your self-love journey today  24:04 - How to practice self-love when there’s not enough time in the day 26:11 - Why now is the perfect time to start 26:46 - Self-compassion vs. self-esteem Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Megan by visiting her (website). You can also connect with Megan on (Instagram)! Grab a copy of her Self-Love Workbook for Women (here). (Episode 58 - Learning to Love Your Body Feat. Juliana Hauser ) Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome...
Embracing Age: A New Adventure | POW60
15-06-2022
Embracing Age: A New Adventure | POW60
Summary: In this episode, we’re re-sharing our thoughts on being in our 50s - the good, the bad, and the ugly. We share some of our most surprising moments, what we didn’t see coming, and how we’ve learned to embrace all parts. This is real talk, we bare it all, we laugh, and hold nothing back. You’ll leave this episode with relatable stories, a good laugh, and the best advice we could give from experience.  Key Takeaways: 05:56 - A message to our younger listeners about what not to take for granted while your young 06:18 - The 1st set of physical changes that you experience as you age 07:50 - Daily struggles with Cristie and DeAnna  09:50 - Plastic surgery: do have it or not? 12:31 - What is peezing? 13:53 - The #1 thing Cristie refuses to do  15:46 - The 2nd set of physical changes your body goes through as you age 17:57 - DeAnna’s thoughts on cosmetic surgery 22:10 - The beautiful side of your 50s Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Movie - (Death Becomes Her) Check out these comfy (Vionic Slippers)! Recommended Readers - (Bunny Eyez) (Episode 8 - The Past That Shapes You with Cristie North Pt. 1) (Episode 9 - The Past That Shapes You with Cristie North Pt. 2) (Episode 11 - Finding Hope and Beauty in Our Pain Feat. Ruby Dhal) (Episode 57 - Why Having “The Talk” with Your Kids is Not Enough Feat. Dr. Juliana Hauser) Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Finding Strength in Your Female Friendships | POW59
08-06-2022
Finding Strength in Your Female Friendships | POW59
Summary: This week, we’re re-sharing a personal favorite. This episode is all about building your community of women and why it’s important for the mind, body, and soul. Friendships come and go, but the bond created with your best girlfriends is unlike any other. We are thankful to Leigh Anne Garcia, Laura Fidler, and Lisa Jungemann for joining us and sharing their stories and perspective. Key Takeaways: 03:13 - Meet Cristie and DeAnna’s closest girlfriends 05:14 - How their relationships with friends have developed over the years and what they prioritize now 08:09 - The value of perspective now vs. in their 20s  10:49 - Why it’s important to build friendships with people who align with your values  12:53 - The #1 way to teach your daughters how to value friendships  14:32 - Gut instincts and the role it plays when developing true friendships  17:40 - Advice that Cristie has shared with her daughters about choosing their friends 18:33 - The most memorable moments spent with your best girlfriends 21:59 - The different ways girlfriends have saved us  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Learning to Love Your Body Feat. Dr. Juliana Hauser | POW58
01-06-2022
Learning to Love Your Body Feat. Dr. Juliana Hauser | POW58
Summary: We're shining the spotlight on another popular episode with Dr. Juliana - learning to love your body. Part 2 takes us into a deep conversation regarding women and our relationship with our bodies. She shares why we need to understand our relationship with our bodies, the importance of having a body mentor, and why what we say about ourselves may be affecting our children. Learn More About Dr. Juliana: Dr. Juliana is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a counselor with a Ph.D. in counseling education. For 20 years, she’s worked with clients to help them manage relationships, sexuality, confidence, infertility, and more. Her work has been featured in Oprah, CBS’s The DrS., The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Women's Health, The Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart, Conde Nest, TV Panel ShareCare, Inc., and Shape (among others).    Her flagship courses include REVEALED: Uncovering your Sexual Story, REVEALED International Facilitation Certification, Radical: A New Relationship with Your Body, Be Your Own (S)expert and The Wanting. She’s also a writer and thought-leader, and she speaks for audiences around the world. Most recently, she was named the Lifestyle Expert for Tempur Sealy, where she also serves on their Sleep Council, is the therapist at large for The Broadway Collective, and is the (S)expert for Campowerment.  Key Takeaways: 01:43 - What inspired Dr. Juliana to focus on the relationship with our bodies and how she helps people today 03:15 - Body image vs. Having a relationship with your body 10:15 - How to take back control by being vulnerable 11:17 - When transformation happens in relation to how you view your body 11:29 - How to respond when someone shares a sacred story or moment with you 12:18 - The #1 reason to understand the relationship you have with your body  14:57 - The #1 question to always ask your body 18:37 - What is a body mentor? 21:38 - Why it’s important to assess the relationship with your body after trauma  24:51 - How the negative self talk about our bodies affect our children  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Dr. Juliana on her website (here). You can also connect with her on (Instagram) and (Facebook)! Tune in to Part 1 with Dr. Juliana - (Why Having "The Talk" with Your Kids is Not Enough) Join Dr. Juliana’s Course, REVEALED, (here). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Why Having "The Talk" with Your Kids is Not Enough Feat. Dr. Juliana Hauser | POW57
25-05-2022
Why Having "The Talk" with Your Kids is Not Enough Feat. Dr. Juliana Hauser | POW57
Summary: This week we're bringing back a fan-favorite episode. Dr. Juliana joins us as we explore the meaning of sexual agency and how it empowers us in every area of our lives. She talks about normalizing conversations about sex with our kids, why it's important, and also dives deep into how connecting to our sexuality says EVERYTHING about how we see ourselves, our relationships, and the world. Learn More About Dr. Juliana: Dr. Juliana is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a counselor with a Ph.D. in counseling education. For 20 years, she’s worked with clients to help them manage relationships, sexuality, confidence, infertility, and more. Her work has been featured in Oprah, CBS’s The DrS., The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Women's Health, The Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart, Conde Nest, TV Panel ShareCare, Inc., and Shape (among others).    Her flagship courses include REVEALED: Uncovering your Sexual Story, REVEALED International Facilitation Certification, Radical: A New Relationship with Your Body, Be Your Own (S)expert and The Wanting. She’s also a writer and thought-leader, and she speaks for audiences around the world. Most recently, she was named the Lifestyle Expert for Tempur Sealy, where she also serves on their Sleep Council, is the therapist at large for The Broadway Collective, and is the (S)expert for Campowerment.  Key Takeaways: 01:54 - Meet Juliana and how she got started in the field of sex education  04:21 - What is sexual agency?   08:57 - The benefits of teaching "agency" in your household 10:05 - How to have a healthy dialogue with your children about sex  12:30 - Juliana’s advice on normalizing conversations about sex with your kids from childhood to teen years  20:43 - It starts with the parent - raising sexually competent children  22:19 - Why Juliana believes your sex toys shouldn’t be locked away 23:28 - How to set the boundary of what is acceptable and what is not in your home 25:10 - Why remaining curious is key to understanding your sexuality and who you are 28:30 - The gift of aging Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Dr. Juliana on her website (here). You can also connect with her on (Instagram) and (Facebook)! Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Atlas of the Heart - Book Review | POW56
18-05-2022
Atlas of the Heart - Book Review | POW56
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are wrapping up Season 2 with a book review of Brené Brown’s, Atlas of the Heart. They share their biggest takeaways, what resonated most, and how they’re incorporating new elements into their own lives. The theme of this season has been the New You in ’22, and this book is the perfect addition. Key Takeaways: [03:59] Who is Brené Brown? [05:36] Why this book is so powerful to read  [07:59] Chapter 1: Places We Go When Things Are Uncertain or Too Much [08:35] Chapter 2: Places We Go When We Compare - what hit home for Cristie and DeAnna [10:21] Chapter 6: Places We Go When We’re Hurting - Grief vs. Anguish  [13:30] Chapter 5: Places We Go When Things Aren’t What They Seem - Irony vs. Sarcasm [16:01] Thoughts on resentment and why it resonates most with DeAnna [17:26] The ideal audience for this book [18:46] Understanding your emotions and how it affects your mental health [21:35] DeAnna’s biggest takeaway from this book  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Purchase your copy of Atlas of the Heart (here). Check out Brené Brown’s podcasts: (Dare to Lead) and (Unlocking Us). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Cristie's Journey with Ayahuasca | POW55
11-05-2022
Cristie's Journey with Ayahuasca | POW55
Summary: In this episode, Cristie shares her life-changing experience with Ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew aimed to open the mind and heal past traumas. She talks about the process leading up to the ceremony, the four different experiences that can take place, and why she chose to do it in the first place. Key Takeaways: [03:00] What is Ayahuasca? [04:49] What led Cristie to book her Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica [10:00] 2 types of Ayahuasca experiences  [11:41] The mental and physical preparation before taking the herbal medicine [13:48] The length and format of the ceremonies [14:55] The benefits of Ayahuasca [16:28] Cristie’s resort experience of the Ayahuasca ceremony   [21:19] What is the “purging” response? [25:08] 4 experiences you can have  [29:23] What Cristie gained from this life-changing experience  [36:19] How to integrate the process into your everyday life  [39:28] Who is Ayahuasca for? [42:14] The different countries to visit for an Ayahuasca retreat Resources Mentioned in This Episode: If you book your Ayahuasca Retreat at (Soltara Healing Center) or (Rythmia Life Advancement Center), let them know Cristie sent you! (YouTube video about Ayahuasca by Tatiana James). Book - (The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby). Check out the Hulu Series, (Nine Perfect Strangers). Tune into our previous Episode 35 - (Solo Tripping - The Power of a Solo Trip)! Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Living a High Vibrational Life Feat. Kimberly Kingsley | POW54
04-05-2022
Living a High Vibrational Life Feat. Kimberly Kingsley | POW54
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna visit with Kimberly Kingsley to discuss how they can raise their frequency with four simple tools. They talk about how living authentically creates a higher vibration and how that translates to more clarity, peace, and a joyous life. Learn More About Kimberly: Kimberly Kingsley is a licensed counselor, author, and host of the High Vibrational Life podcast. Kimberly is the founder of The Flow Lab, which is an employee wellness training company focused on helping people navigate these times with greater clarity and resilience. Her books include The Energy Cure, Portals of Peace, and Modern Hippie. To learn more, visit kimberlykingsley.com. Key Takeaways: [01:56] How Kimberly got started on this journey towards living a high vibrational life [03:59] What is a high vibrational life? [06:32] How to find more joy and peace in your life [10:39] The 4-steps to help us align more with our nature and the process of flow [14:43] Warning signs: Mental patterns that suck the life out of us  [18:14] Your mid-brain and the effects it has on your energy [19:34] The benefits of practicing gratitude [21:19] The ultimate message for living a high vibrational life  [27:03] What is an energy inventory? Resources Mentioned in This Episode: To learn more about Kimberly, check out her (website)! Connect with Kimberly on (Instagram) and (Facebook). You can also tune into the (High Vibrational Life Podcast)! Do a quick 5-minute energy inventory (here). Books mentioned: (The Energy Cure), (Portals of Peace), (Modern Hippie), (Opening to Life). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
The Season of Aging Parents | POW53
27-04-2022
The Season of Aging Parents | POW53
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna talk about their aging parents, how it has shown up in their life recently, what their advice is on how to prepare yourself, and the conversations to have with your parents early on. Key Takeaways: [02:41] Where to start when you’re in the season of taking care of your aging parents [05:32] How to approach the difficult conversation with your parents when discussing future plans among siblings and beneficiaries  [06:30] The creative way DeAnna made sure she’d carry out her mom’s wishes [07:56] What to do when your parents’ health starts to deteriorate and how to plan for that [11:21] How to shift from navigating their wishes to parenting your parents [14:08] Finding the right time to intervene and set expectations with loved ones [19:39] Resources to help you navigate the season of aging parents [21:04] Cristie’s best advice for caring for your parents and their long-term living [22:05] DeAnna’s advice on the must-have conversation to have with your family Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Websites to check out: (Medicare), (Medicaid), (USAging.org), (seniorlifestyle.com) Check out the Eldercare Planner by Joy Louerde (here). Tune into these podcasts: (Aging Life with Nancy Oriola) and (The Tuesdays People Podcast with Mitch Album) You can also snag the book, (Caring For Your Aging Parents: The Complete Family Guide) Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides Feat. Julie Jancius | POW52
20-04-2022
How to Connect with Your Spirit Guides Feat. Julie Jancius | POW52
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna meet with Angel Medium, Julie Jancius, as they learn how to connect with their spirit guides. They spend most of the episode in chills after Julie shares her experiences with angels and gets validation that they are here working with her and all of us. Julie shares the practice that we all can do to connect with our intuition and live our purpose. Learn More About Julie: I'm wife to Blake, mama to our beautiful daughter and our two fur babies, and I've been talking to Angels my whole life. Since elementary school, I knew I wanted to work for God. I am a soul who's here to teach, spread hope and help you get you back on your path! My friend, this life is not what you think it is and you are not who you think you are... You're so much more and you have big, BIG purpose here! God doesn't want you living from the vibrations of sadness, fear, loneliness, anxiety or stress. I'm here to teach you how to live from the vibrations of love, joy, peace, bliss, ease and grace. I call it living in Oneness. And I never want you to take my word for it. I want you to experience what it's like to live in Oneness, the highest vibration that is, for yourself. Key Takeaways: [02:18] Meet Julie and how she got started as an Angel Medium [08:10] Who has a spirit team? [09:23] The 2-parts that make up your soul [10:47] What it means when your soul awakens [14:10] How to learn to trust your gut vs. your ego-mind   [19:35] The #1 thing we get wrong when figuring out our purpose in life [26:10] How to connect with your personal spirit team [27:43] Julie does a live reading with DeAnna to find out who makes up her spirit team [32:38] Why some people cannot connect with their spirit team  Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Julie, her Angel Membership, and her courses on her (website). You can also connect with Julie on (Instagram) and (Facebook)! Submit a prayer request to the (World's Largest Prayer Network). Tune into Julie's podcast, Angels and Awakening, (here)! Grab a copy of her book, Angels and Awakening on (Amazon). Book mentioned: (The Awakened Brain by Lisa Miller). Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest...
Mental Health: How We Can Best Support the Men in Our Lives Feat. Jay Shifman | POW51
13-04-2022
Mental Health: How We Can Best Support the Men in Our Lives Feat. Jay Shifman | POW51
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are diving deep into men’s mental health and how we can better support the men in our lives. Mental health advocate, Jay Shifman, joins us as he shares the steps we can take to create a safe space, be better listeners, and have uncomfortable conversations with our loved ones. Learn More About Jay: Jay Shifman is an open book. A vulnerable storyteller and stigma-destroying speaker, podcaster, and event host, Jay’s story of struggle is familiar to the millions of people the world over who also struggle with issues of mental health, substance misuse, and addiction. The survivor of two suicide attempts and an overdose and now in long-term recovery, it is Jay’s mission to encourage difficult conversations and honest education concerning these and similar struggles. Jay founded his company, Choose Your Struggle, in 2015 with two distinct goals: ending stigma and promoting honest and fact-based education around the topics of Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Recovery, and Drug Use & Policy. A fervent believer in radical honesty and the simple fact that neither struggle nor recovery should be treated as a one-size-fits-all experience, Jay uses his voice, and his platforms to educate, entertain, and empower. In 2021, Jay added a new line to his resume when he was invited to join the roster of podcast hosts for the Drugs, Addiction, and Recovery channel on the New Books Network. Holding a BA in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and with over a decade of lived and professional experience in the field, Jay has put in numerous hours of independent learning acquiring certifications in mental health, substance misuse and addiction, and drug policy. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Lauren, and their dog, Nell. Key Takeaways: [04:01] How to communicate with a loved one who may be struggling with their mental health [06:28] Why learning to vocalize emotions is like training a muscle [07:08] 3 topics that 95% of male friendships revolve around  [12:10] How to create a safe environment that allows for emotional expression  [14:20] The mindfulness exercise to become more comfortable sharing your emotions [17:24 ] The #1 realization you need to be aware of in order to give someone the space to open up to you [20:39] How to have more self-awareness when handling tough conversations  [26:06] Advice for the men who have a hard time opening up and communicating [28:49] Society, ADHD, and misdiagnosis [32:17] The negative and positive effects of social media and our mental health Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Jay on his (website). You can also check out the Choose Your Struggle podcast here or his newest podcast, Made It, (here). You can also connect with him on (Instagram) and (Facebook). (The Myth of Autism by Dr. Michael J. Goldberg) Are video podcasts more your style? Subscribe to our (YouTube channel)! We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes...
1-Year Anniversary of POW | POW50
06-04-2022
1-Year Anniversary of POW | POW50
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna are celebrating their 1-year anniversary since launching the Pieces of a Woman podcast. They share what they’ve learned over the last year, top episodes their listeners love and what’s to come this next year.  Key Takeaways: [02:08] Top 5 POW episodes downloaded over the last year [06:35] The #1 thing that drives Cristie and DeAnna to do the podcast every week [07:18] How podcasting has changed their lives [10:53] Constructive criticism that they’ve received since they started podcasting [10:12] One tip Cristie received from a coach to avoid using filler words in her speech  [14:11] 6 things they’ve learned in the past year [18:56] The bloopers from our year of podcasting  [21:01] Advice if you’re wanting to start a podcast Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Top 5 downloaded episodes:  (Be Your Own (S)expert) , (What is Your Relationship with Your Body?) , (Self-Love - It’s Not All Bubble Baths and Manicures) , (When Your Child Becomes an Addict) , (Finding Hope and Beauty in Our Pain) Listener Favorites: (Celebrating Our Mothers) , The Past That Shapes You with (Cristie) & (DeAnna) , (Parenting Adult Children) , (Simplifying & Decluttering) , (How Girlfriends Save You) , (Solo Tripping - The Power of a Solo Trip) , (The Journey of Surrogacy) , (What is Holding You Back Personally or Professionally) Subscribe to the Pieces of a Woman (YouTube channel)! Check out our (website)! Meet the POW team: (Alexis (our Podcast Manager)) and (Sanya (our Social Media Manager)) We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are...
How to Embrace Change When Life Happens | POW49
30-03-2022
How to Embrace Change When Life Happens | POW49
Summary: In this episode, Cristie and DeAnna get vulnerable as they talk about embracing the inevitable changes that life brings. Despite the ambitions and goals they made for the New You in ’22, life had other plans. Now, Cristie and DeAnna are sharing their realities of what’s been going on behind the scenes, how to be resilient when life throws you curveballs, and what they’re doing now to re-direct their focus.  Key Takeaways: [01:31] What Cristie and DeAnna have been up to lately [02:41] Cristie’s goals and ambitions in the New Year and the heartbreaking event that took place instead [06:38] DeAnna’s experience with COVID and her recovery  [07:32] Revisiting your yearly goals or aspirations throughout the year and why it’s important to give yourself grace [08:11] Cristie’s experience with COVID, her recovery, and her bounce back  [10:24] What to do when experiencing one setback or derailment after another [12:16] How DeAnna uses Gratitude Practice to pick herself back up after any major setback [14:04] Why having self-compassion is so important when you’re struggling to commit to your goals and life keeps throwing you curveballs [15:23] How to pivot and re-align with your goals as life changes [17:40] Recent highlights that DeAnna has experienced, books she’s reading, and family news [19:34] Cristie’s recent highlights and exciting family news Resources Mentioned in This Episode: (Episode 32 - Transforming Your Obstacles Into Opportunities Feat. Sarah Foley) (Episode 42 - Simplifying & Decluttering Feat. Katy Wells) (Episode 43 - How to Love Yourself When You Don’t Know How Feat. Stefhanie Iliff) Grab a copy of Will by Will Smith (here). Check out Brene Brown’s book, (Atlas of the Heart). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
Building Your Family Through Egg Donation Feat. Staci Swiderski | POW48
23-03-2022
Building Your Family Through Egg Donation Feat. Staci Swiderski | POW48
Summary: We sit down with Staci Swiderski, the CEO, and owner of Family Source Consultants in Part 2 of this 2-Part series. Staci shares with us the miracle of parenting through egg donation and how the process works for the donor as well as how families become parents through this process. Learn More About Staci: Staci Swiderski, CEO, and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter. Key Takeaways: [01:37] Quick summary of Staci’s experience as an egg donor [02:28] The criteria you need to meet when becoming an egg donor [04:38] How much an egg donor is compensated [04:49] How often can someone donate their eggs in a lifetime? [06:20] What is the process for egg donation? [07:05] The medical costs covered as an egg donor [07:48] What the relationship is like between the egg donor and recipient  [15:50] How a family can get started with the egg donation process [17:55] The cost of using an egg donor Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Check out Part 1 with Staci, (The Journey of Surrogacy). To learn more about surrogacy or Family Source Consultants, visit their (website) or send them an email (here). You can also connect with Staci on (Instagram) and (Facebook). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
The Journey of Surrogacy Feat. Staci Swiderski | POW47
16-03-2022
The Journey of Surrogacy Feat. Staci Swiderski | POW47
Summary: We sit down with Staci Swiderski, the CEO, and owner of Family Source Consultants in Part 1 of this 2-Part series. Staci shares with us the miracle of parenting through surrogacy and how the process works for the surrogate as well as how families can become parents through the surrogate process. Learn More About Staci: Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter. Key Takeaways: [01:21] Meet Staci and how she became involved in surrogacy after her experience with infertility [03:53] The statistics behind how many families struggle to have kids [05:00] The necessary criteria you need to meet in order to become a surrogate [06:47] Why location is so important when becoming a surrogate [08:07] What to expect when you commit to becoming a surrogate  [12:31] Surrogate rights when in the workplace [15:23] The average wait time for families looking to match with a surrogate through Family Source Consultants [16:12] How to determine if a family and a surrogate are the right match [17:40] The complexities of international surrogacy [18:53] 1st step to take if you’re thinking about surrogacy [21:33] What the experience is like for the family when the surrogate has doctor appointments, lives in a different state or country, etc. [23:47] Does the surrogate form a bond with the baby they are carrying? [25:11] How much does a surrogate cost? Resources Mentioned in This Episode: To learn more about surrogacy or Family Source Consultants, visit their (website) or send them an email here. You can also connect with Staci on (Instagram) and (Facebook). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here).  Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
The Power of Yoga Feat. Beth Shaw | POW46
09-03-2022
The Power of Yoga Feat. Beth Shaw | POW46
Summary: Practicing yoga is not only a great form of physical exercise, it has many benefits for your mental health too. In this episode, we talk with yoga and mindfulness expert, Beth Shaw about the healing benefits of the practice as it relates to mental health, specifically depression and anxiety.  Learn More About Beth: Beth Shaw s a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. Beth is single-handedly responsible for the widespread growth of yoga throughout the span of the U.S. and Canada. In 1994, she founded the global mind-body education school, YogaFit, which has since certified over 200,000 instructors worldwide. Recently, Beth has led training in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan, and many other international locations, while her team leads training throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. She believes, "in empowering cultures and sharing the gift of yoga beyond borders." Through the continuous development of YogaFit, Beth remains at the forefront as President, creating programs and yoga teacher training courses that are innovative and educational.  Beth is also a best-selling author, her premier book, YogaFit has sold over 100,000 units worldwide. Now her latest, Healing Trauma with Yoga, is another best-seller and helping many during this pandemic. Shaw’s following book, YogaLean, is a lifestyle program that provides tools for maintaining optimal health. The YogaFit Athlete has inspired a 100-hour YogaFit for Athlete's specialty track for instructors. All books have been translated into multiple languages, providing the universal appeal of YogaFit. Beth is a go-to yoga/mindfulness expert in the media and has been featured in numerous fitness, business, and consumer publications including SELF, Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine, LA Times, Entrepreneur, Washington Post, and USA Today. Key Takeaways: [01:47] Meet Beth and how she got started doing yoga and how it’s transformed her life [04:17] The benefits of yoga and the role it plays against trauma, anxiety, and depression [06:38] How the yoga practice creates a healing space in your body if you’re dealing with trauma [08:36] Why you should incorporate yoga practice into your life [11:14] How the pandemic has affected Beth’s yoga business  [15:30] The mental and physical benefits of yoga as you age [16:58] Why yoga is an important tool if you struggle with your mental health  [18:58] Where to begin if you’re just starting to practice yoga Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Connect with Beth on (Instagram) and learn more about her YogaFit programs (here). You can also order a copy of Beth's books, (Healing Trauma with Yoga) and (Yoga Lean). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly...
Making the Most of Your Life with Time Management Feat. Laura Vanderkam | POW45
02-03-2022
Making the Most of Your Life with Time Management Feat. Laura Vanderkam | POW45
Summary: In this episode, we talk with Laura Vanderkam about time management. We discuss the importance of logging your time, discovering where you spend most of your time, and the areas you can find more time for yourself. Laura shares the many opportunities available to you for being more productive as a result. Learn More About Laura: Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and five children, and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com. Key Takeaways: [02:09] Meet Laura and learn more about she got started as a time management expert [03:31] 5 simple strategies to be more mindful of your time [10:12] Use this trick to help you change the narrative of “not having enough time” [13:20] The different areas of your life that are affected by too much social media usage  [15:59] Has time management been affected by Covid-19? [20:53] 1st way you can start being more mindful of your schedule   [23:03] The difference between a hobby vs. a commitment [28:16] The advice Laura would give her younger self Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Laura and her latest books by visiting her (website). Connect with Laura on (Instagram) and (Facebook) or read her blogs (here). Tune into Laura's podcasts (Before Breakfast) and (Best of Both Worlds). Other books mentioned in this episode: (Atomic Habits) and (7 Habits of Highly Effective People). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the Podcast: If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave Us an iTunes Review: Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Your Life, Love & Business Feat. Riana Milne | POW44
23-02-2022
How Childhood Trauma Affects Your Life, Love & Business Feat. Riana Milne | POW44
Summary: In this episode, we speak with Life, Love, and Relationships Coach, Riana Milne. She is named the woman to follow in 2022 and today, she shares with us the 10 trauma points of childhood that show up in our relationships, life, and business. Riana dives deep into the signs of unhealed trauma, how it develops during childhood, and how to heal today. Learn More About Riana: Riana Milne MA is a Certified, Global Life and Love Trauma Recovery Coach, a Cert. Clinical Trauma & Addictions Professional, a Certified Mindfulness Coach, #1 Bestselling Author, the Host of her Podcast called Lessons in Life & Love, an Educational Speaker, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor for over 21 years living in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was also a Life & Dating Coach for the Docu-Series; Radical Dating-Finding Lasting Love Over 40 (and her client is now happily married!). Riana specializes in helping those who have had past Childhood or Love Relationship Trauma to Heal, Transform & Thrive; leading them to Create the Life They Desire & to Have the Love They Deserve! She offers Coaching programs for both Straight & LGBT Singles & Couples globally for ages 16-76. Riana's #1 Bestseller, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams - Break Free from Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve - and - LIVE Beyond Your Dreams - from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose, and Success addresses Life Difficult Transitions, Personal Transformation, The Mindset for Success, and having Loving Conscious Relationships with yourself and others. Key Takeaways: [02:18] Meet Riana as she shares the relationship that changed her life and jumpstarted her business as a love and relationship coach [06:27] The top 10 types of childhood trauma that most people experience in their lifetime [14:39] How childhood trauma shows up in your life [15:32] How childhood trauma shows up in your work  [16:42] How childhood trauma shows up in your love relationships and the effects it has in the future [18:34] Where does people-pleasing come from and how do you develop from it as an adult? [19:15] Anger issues: how they develop specific traumas [20:31] Other signs of unhealed trauma [21:37] Where to start if you’re working through childhood trauma and what the process is like  [24:09] The 5 F’s of an emotionally healthy and evolved relationship [26:37] Other factors to look for in a healthy relationship [26:58] 1 thing that shows longevity in a relationship over time [27:48] Advice for singles, or individuals getting back into the dating world, especially after being in a toxic relationship [30:30] What does it mean to “heal our past traumas” and how long does it take to heal? [33:19] The power of your energy Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Riana and her coaching programs on her (website). Check out Riana's #1 Bestselling Book, (LOVE Beyond Your Dreams: Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve). You can also tune into her podcast, (Lessons in Life & Love), or connect with her on (Facebook) and (YouTube). We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on (Instagram) or (Facebook). Do you want your next vacation to be in luxury? Book your exclusive retreat (here). Thanks for Listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or...